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.
Scott Lauber of the Philly Inquirer reports that the Phillies have agreed to terms with infielder Danny Espinosa. He’ll report to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
This will be Espinosa’s fourth organization this year, as he has spent time under contract with the Yankees, Blue Jays and Dodgers in 2018, being released by all three teams after a few weeks. He last appeared in the big leagues in 2017, hitting a mere .173/.245/.278 in 93 games for the Angels, Mariners and Rays. He hit 20 homers a couple of times way back in the day, though, and I guess that — and the humility to accept minor league assignments — will earn you shots if you’re a good guy and you’re in decent shape.