Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

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It is August 7. On this date in baseball history, Satchel Paige became the oldest pitcher in major league history* to throw a complete-game shutout at the age of 46 (1952), Orioles third baseman Brooks Robinson set a major league record after hitting into his fifth career triple play (1967), Roberto Clemente became the first Latin-born player to be elected into the Hall of Fame (1973), and the Mets signed David Wright to a six-year, $55 million contract (2006).

* A 47-year-old Jamie Moyer would later top Paige’s feat, shutting out the Braves in 2010.

Your Saturday box scores:

Yankees 4, Red Sox 10

Reds 4, Cubs 11

Blue Jays 2, Orioles 6

Phillies 2, Giants 1

Tigers 4, Royals 3

Brewers 7, Astros 5

White Sox 6, Twins 1

Padres 13, Pirates 2

Athletics 8, Rays 0

Cardinals 2, Marlins 1

Dodgers 5, Diamondbacks 3

Nationals 7, Rockies 15

Braves 7, Mets 11

Mariners 5, Angels 1

Indians 7, Rangers 5

Yankees sign Adam Lind to a minor league deal. Again.

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The Yankees signed Adam Lind to a minor league deal this past offseason. Then they released him during spring training. Now they have signed him to another minor league deal. He’ll report to extended spring training where he’ll now try not to get extended released.

Lind is a platoon guy with little defensive value, but he hit .303/.362/.513 with 14 home runs and 59 RBI in 301 plate appearances for the Nationals last season, serving as a pinch-hitter and backup first baseman and outfielder. The injury to Greg Bird and the impending suspension of Tyler Austin — he’s currently on appeal — will likely give him at least some opportunity to show that he’s still a big leaguer.

Which, yeah, he probably still is. Or at least would be if teams didn’t have 13 and 14-man pitching staffs and actually had room for a couple of bench position players. Such is not the current game of baseball, however.