Anthony Rizzo’s MRI reveals a back strain

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Anthony Rizzo has been out since August 26th, and it’s a good bet he’ll be out longer as an MRI taken¬†today revealed a muscle strain in his lower back.

Rizzo hit his 30th homer the same day he tweaked his back. So at least if his season is over he finishes with a round number.

Or maybe that’s not too important.

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.