- On a historic night at Yankee Stadium, the New York Yankees were celebrating the career of future Hall of Famer, Derek Jeter. However, the Houston Astros had something else in mind. In the first inning against Yankees, Astros righty Masahiro Tanaka hit three homeruns, giving them the early 3-0 lead. George Springer gave them a 7-0 lead after hitting his second homerun off Tanaka in the second inning. The Yankees cut the lead to 10-7 after rallying in the ninth inning, but it wasn’t enough as the Astros got the win. It isn’t the result that the Yankees or their fans wanted, but it is a night they will never forget as they remember a legend, and retire the number 2 for the Bronx Bombers.
- The Cleveland Indians DFA’d utilityman Michael Martinez. This move allowed the club to select the contract of outfielder Dan Robertson from Triple-A Columbus.
News and Notes
- According to Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Angels righty Garrett Richards is eligible to come off the 60-day DL in June, however, he is likely to return later in the season. Richards hasn’t pitched since April 5 due to an irritated nerve in his right bicep.
- According to Mike Mazzeo of the New York Daily News, New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman could miss a month with left shoulder cuff inflammation.
- Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Los Angeles Dodgers will keep lefty Alex Wood in the rotation even when lefty Rich Hill, and righty Brandon McCarthy return from the DL next week.
- T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre is progressing and is still trying to make a return this month. He is recovering from a strained right calf.
- Righty Neil Ramirez has rejected an outright demotion to Triple-A from the Toronto Blue Jays, and will elect free agency.
- According to Trent C. Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati Reds lefty Amir Garrett will rejoin the rotation sometime this week after being sent down to Triple-A Louisville.
- Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Oakland Athletics have released infielder/outfielder Andrew Lambo.
- According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Oakland Athletics have released lefty Ross Detwiler after he enacted an opt-out clause in his minor league deal. He is now a free agent.
- Los Angeles Angels third baseman Yunel Escobar will miss up to four weeks due to a hamstring strain. He was placed on the 10-day DL on Sunday.
- Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that Arizona Diamondbacks outfielders A.J. Pollock and David Peralta left Sunday’s game with injuries. Pollock left the game with a right groin strain, and Peralta left with tightness in his right glute.
- Texas Rangers outfielder Carlos Gomez left Sunday’s game with a right hamstring strain after awkwardly trying to avoid running into a bat as he scored.
- According to Adam Berry of MLB.com, Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco is “day-to-day” after leaving Sunday’s game with left hamstring discomfort.
- Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports that Boston Red Sox lefty Drew Pomeranz left Sunday’s game after three innings due to tightness in his left triceps.
- Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports that Toronto Blue Jays infielder/outfielder Steve Pearce left Sunday’s game due to right calf tightness.