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There's more to earning $161 million than just hitting bombs. Orioles slugger Chris Davis has more "good fielding plays" so far this season than any first baseman in baseball (19). And since the start of 2014, his 13 defensive runs saved is tops among AL 1B's.
As far as glowing endorsements go, this wasn't one of them. Yankees manager Joe Girardi was asked about the possibility of calling up Nick Swisher to replace Alex Rodriguez. Of Swisher, Girardi said, "He is doing OK." Swisher is hitting .306 with an .801 OPS for Triple-A Scranton. There is a question if he can still run well enough to play the outfield. He could possibly play once a week at first base and DH, but at this moment Girardi doesn't seem that interested. The Yankees called up reliever James Pazos because they are in the midst of playing 20 games in a row. A-Rod doesn't play the field so he didn't really need to be replaced externally.
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Dressed in his zany suit costume Ben Zobrist discusses Jon Lester getting out of a bases loaded jam as well as his HR in the Cubs 6-2 win over the Pirates on Wednesday.
In regards to Alex Rodriguez's hamstring injury, which will send him to the disabled list, Yankees manager Joe Girardi had this to say: "It is definitely worrisome." And based on these numbers, we can see why.
Last season, Cubs pitcher Jon Lester struggled to retrieve the ball from his glove and threw the entire glove with the ball inside to Anthony Rizzo for the out. On Wednesday, the two connected again on almost the same play.
The 2015 NL MVP got in on the Nationals' 13-2 rout of the Royals with this dinger to right.
Jon Lester had another one of those moments on the mound today. After fielding a comebacker the ball got wedged in his glove so he threw his glove over to first base with the ball in it. Anthony Rizzo dropped his own glove to catch Lester's and the Cubs got the out.
Looks like Tigers-Indians game will start on time tonight, despite weather concerns. Tarp is off here at Progressive Field.