Tweet of the Day: Chris Perez on measuring “heart and balls”

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Indians’ closer Chris Perez woke up this morning and had some thoughts about sabermetrics:

Perez doesn’t know how this works. I can guarantee you that within 48 hours some clever stathead is going to write a column trying to quantify heart and/or balls, just to annoy Perez. It may be funny or it may be a half-serious attempt, but it’s gonna happen.

And I hope that if they do make a metric to quantify balls that the unit of measurement is called the “Andrelton.”

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.