Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, saying something that is both absolutely correct and guaranteed to be criticized by fans angry about another early postseason exit:
I don’t make decisions on postseason samples because no one’s going to have a large enough postseason sample to be meaningful.
Dan Connolly of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports that Orioles third baseman Tim Beckham underwent core muscle surgery in Philadelphia on Thursday and is expected to miss the next six to seven weeks.
Beckham, 28, was originally diagnosed with a strained left groin. He sustained the injury during spring training and reaggravated it on Monday against the Indians.
Beckham was off to a slow start, batting .179/.247/.262 in 93 plate appearances. Danny Valencia and Jace Peterson should handle the hot corner while Beckham is out.