Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was robbed of extra bases by Red Sox rookie Mookie Betts on Friday night at Fenway Park. Tonight, it was Ezequiel Carrera’s turn.
Making his first start since his call-up late last week, Carrera saved Max Scherzer’s bacon this evening with this incredible over-the-shoulder diving catch with the bases loaded and nobody out in the third inning.
Talk about do-or-die. It doesn’t get much better than this.
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.