Blue Jays right fielder Randal Grichuk lost his footing while running in to catch a line drive hit by Isiah Kiner-Falefa in the first inning of Sunday afternoon’s game. Despite stumbling and despite his vision being forced elsewhere, Grichuk managed to catch the ball. The ball hit his wrist, then ricocheted into his chest before he cradled it in his glove. Grichuk doubled Delino DeShields off of second base to end the inning.
It wasn’t pretty, but it got the job done.
The Blue Jays went on to win 7-2, snapping a four-game losing streak.
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers signed outfielder Jason Heyward to a minor league deal and invited him to spring training.
The 33-year-old was released by the Chicago Cubs earlier this offseason.
Heyward, who was injured at times last season, put up the worst offensive numbers of his career, batting .204 and with 10 RBIs and one home run in 137 plate appearances. However, he’s a valuable defender in the outfield.
The deal reunites Heyward with first baseman Freddie Freeman. They came up through the Atlanta Braves system and have remained friends ever since.
Heyward was a leader in the Cubs’ clubhouse, helping them win the 2016 World Series.