Jackie Robinson was born this day in 1919. I don’t know if the odds would have otherwise favored him making it to 94, but at 53 he left us way too early.
Today’s Google Doodle honors Robinson:
The 42 should be red, but let’s not pick nits. Instead, go to Google, click the pic and learn something about Jackie Robinson that you didn’t know beforehand.
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.