Video: Jose Bautista launches two-run bomb vs. O’s

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Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista cranked this massive two-run shot in the top of the second inning Wednesday night in Toronto to put the home team ahead of the visiting Orioles 4-1 …

Bautista added an RBI double in the bottom of the sixth inning and Toronto currently leads Baltimore 5-1. The Jays are trying to catch back up to the O’s in the ongoing hunt for the American League East crown.

The Yankees reportedly tried to get Jean Segura from Seattle too

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Last night’s big news — the Yankees acquiring James Paxton from the Mariners — might’ve been even bigger if the Yankees had gotten their way: they were trying to land shortstop Jean Segura too. That’s the report from Jon Morosi of MLB Network, anyway.

Getting Segura would make a ton of sense for the Yankees given that Didi Gregorius is going to miss a big chunk of next season. Segura, who will turn 29 in March, has hit .308/.353/.449 over the past three seasons. He’d cost some prospects, but he wouldn’t cost the kind of money another possible option — signing Manny Machado — might cost.

Worth watching the Yankees regarding any available shortstop, obviously.