Yadier Molina suspended for five games for spittlepocalypse

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Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina has been suspended for five games and fined an undisclosed amount for his little freakout on Tuesday night. I love the way the MLB press release puts it. It says he was suspended for “his inappropriate actions” which included:

… making contact with Umpire Rob Drake multiple times and spraying him with spittle twice while arguing, in the top of the 10th inning …

Molina was totally out of line, but it’s nice to see that Drake’s selling of the spittle thing worked.  You just don’t see guys selling other guys’ moves anymore. It’s a lost art. Solid work, jabroni.

Angels acquire Jabari Blash from the Yankees

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The Yankees announced on Wednesday that the club traded outfielder Jabari Blash to the Angels in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Blash, 28, was acquired by the Yankees from the Padres back in December in the Chase Headley trade. In trading Blash to the Angels, the Yankees were able to free up a spot on the 40-man roster for Brandon Drury, the infielder they acquired as part of a three-team trade with the Diamondbacks and Rays on Tuesday.

Over parts of two seasons in the majors, Blash has hit an underwhelming .200/.323/.336 in 279 plate appearances. He will try to play his way into a bench role for the Angels this spring.