Angels center fielder Mike Trout robbed A’s slugger Yoenis Cespedes of an extra-base hit with this leaping catch along the left-center field wall Wednesday night in Anaheim …
That probably would have fallen just short of a home run. But still … great grab.
A’s center fielder Coco Crisp then decided to get in on the party in the bottom of the second:
That one was most definitely headed out. Not shown in that short video highlight was Crisp giving a finger-wag to the Angel Stadium fireworks operator, who thought Josh Hamilton had just left the yard.
The Giants announced on Monday night the signing of outfielder Austin Jackson. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, it’s a two-year, $6 million deal with performance incentives that allow Jackson to earn up to an additional $2.5 million for a total of $8.5 million.
Jackson, who soon turns 31 years old, spent last season with the Indians. In 318 plate appearances, he hit .318/.387/.482 with seven home runs, 35 RBI, and 46 runs scored.
The Giants have been on the hunt for a center fielder and Jackson addresses that need relatively cheaply. Jackson will join Hunter Pence and newcomer Andrew McCutchen in the outfield.