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 Posted: Fri Sep 15th, 2017 12:12 am
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CC Sabathia may finish his career in pinstripes.

The 37-year-old is in the final year of his contract, though the New York Yankees reportedly have interest in bringing Sabathia back on a one-year deal in the range of $8 million-to-$10 million, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

Despite concerns regarding the health of his right knee, Sabathia has enjoyed a resurgent season. He's posted a 3.85 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, and 105 strikeouts over 131 innings, and owns a 3.14 ERA over his last five starts.

The Yankees will need to add at least one starter this winter, with Sabathia, Jaime Garcia, Michael Pineda, and potentially Masahiro Tanaka all hitting free agency.

Sabathia has spent the last nine seasons with New York and ranks sixth in Yankees history with 1,438 strikeouts.

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.@JDMartinez14 now has 39 homers and TWENTY-THREE since joining the @dbacks on July 18. pic.twitter.com/ehBwQTbfzr

— MLB (@MLB) September 14, 2017
There's no shortage of dingers in the desert for J.D. Martinez.

In the third inning Thursday, Martinez caught all of Colorado Rockies hurler Chris Rusin's 1-1 offering, deposing it well into the stands in right-center field at Chase Field. The home run, a career-best 39th for Martinez on the season, is also his 23rd in 48 games since joining the Arizona Diamondbacks in a trade from the Detroit Tigers on July 18.

His second-half outburst will go down in Arizona's record books, as he overtakes former Diamondbacks outfielder Luis Gonzalez for the most home runs after the All-Star break.

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NEW YORK (AP) Dellin Betances is still upset Yankees manager Joe Girardi brought in Aroldis Chapman to replace him in the eighth inning against Tampa Bay.

New York led 3-1 Wednesday when Betances allowed Longoria's one-out single in the eighth and struck out Logan Morrison. Girardi decided he wanted Chapman to face Steven Souza Jr.

Speaking Thursday, Betances said, ''I was shocked. I was surprised.''

Betances and Girardi had not yet spoken about the matter. Betances said, ''I don't know if there's an explanation that I'm going to take,'' although he repeatedly said he respects the decision.

Girardi said, ''I have to do what my gut tells me. That's what I'm paid to do.'' He said he plans to speak to Betances.

Chapman walked Souza, gave up an RBI single to Adeiny Hechavarria and struck out pinch-hitter Wilson Ramos. He struck out three in a row following a leadoff walk in the ninth.

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Major League Baseball announced Thursday it has suspended Houston Astros pitcher Mike Fiers five games for intentionally throwing near the head of Los Angeles Angels infielder Luis Valbuena on Wednesday.

He was also fined an undisclosed amount.

Fiers will not appeal the suspension and will miss Thursday's series finale against Los Angeles. He will be eligible to return Wednesday against the Chicago White Sox.

After Valbuena connected on a two-run home run off Fiers to give Los Angeles a 5-0 lead in the first, the Angels third baseman celebrated by adamantly flipping his bat as he skipped down the first-base line, irking Fiers. The Astros pitcher retaliated in Valbuena's next at-bat in the fourth inning, sailing a pitch over his head.

Ayer hubo un roce entre Luis Valbuena y Mike Fiers por un "Bat Flip" del criollo. "Fue un irrespeto", dijo el lanzador de #Astros pic.twitter.com/aw3rNAB7rR

— César Sequera Ramos (@CesarSequera11) September 14, 2017
Fiers admitted postgame the wayward pitch wasn't an accident, and he meant to send a message after feeling disrespected by Valbuena's bat flip and celebration.

"What he did to me, I took it as disrespect," Fiers said. "Obviously, I played with Valbuena and I have no hard feeling towards him, but when you do something like that, as disrespectful as he did, you've got to send some kind of message.

"I'm not trying to hit him, but something has to be said."

Valbuena and Fiers were teammates for two seasons in Houston from 2015-16.

The 32-year-old pitcher is posting a 5.22 ERA in 28 starts this season.

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The Houston Astros received a slew of bad news on Thursday evening which affects the club's roster during their postseason push.

After Major League Baseball announced pitcher Mike Fiers received a five-game suspension for intentionally throwing near the head of Luis Valbuena of the Los Angeles Angels, the Astros announced outfielder Jake Marisnick will undergo surgery to repair a fractured right thumb.

The 26-year-old suffered the injury while sliding head-first into second base against the Angels on Wednesday, and will be out of action for approximately 6-to-8 weeks.

Marisnick is in the midst of his finest offensive season in the big leagues, posting an .815 OPS with 16 home runs and 35 RBIs across 106 games.

The versatile Marisnick has played all three outfield positions for the Astros this season, though has mostly seen action in center field, and has always been known for his stellar defense, apparent by his plus-55 in defensive runs saved during his five-year career.

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As the San Francisco Giants approach the end of what has been their worst season in over two decades, manager Bruce Bochy doesn't appear to have the support of his entire clubhouse.

Two players, who asked to remain anonymous, admitted to being upset with how the season has gone and honed in on Bochy specifically, criticizing the longtime manager's "negative" approach.

"It seems like nothing we do is good enough," one player told John Shea and Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle.

"There’s just been a different vibe," a second player said, echoing his teammate's thoughts.

According to the Chronicle, the players were asked if the lost season contributed to their emotional response. Both denied, saying they feel as though Bochy has changed in comparison to past seasons when the team was playing well.

Bochy was surprised when he was informed of the players' opinions. He maintained a professional stance, saying he would hope members of the team would come to him instead of relaying their feelings to the media.

"It’s been a tough season, not just a tough season, but last year, a tough second half, which means tension runs higher," Bochy said. "Patience wears thinner. Is there more tension? You know what? I hope so. I hope it’s healthy tension, that is."

"... With that said, we work very hard to create a culture of candor here. I would hope that our players would feel comfortable talking to me directly. My door is always open. I care about how these guys are doing. I want them to play for something bigger. I want them to care about each other and how our fans are doing."

Bochy has been with the Giants since 2007 - a stretch that includes four postseason appearances and three World Series championships.

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New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez has erased any notion of a sophomore slump.

¡ADIÓS PELOTA! 💥⚾️👏 @ElGarySanchez despachó su cuadrangular #31 de la campaña. 💪🦑#PoderYankee #YankeesBéisbolhttps://t.co/9RViz6tzZg pic.twitter.com/NVKhgKOnQs

— Yankees Beisbol (@Yankees_Beisbol) September 15, 2017
Sanchez became the first backstop in Yankees history to hit more than 30 home runs in a season, clubbing his 31st in Thursday's game against the Baltimore Orioles.

Entering the game, Sanchez was tied with Jorge Posada and Yogi Berra as the other Yankees catchers with 30 home runs in a campaign. Berra, widely regarded as the best backstop in team history, did it twice (1952 and 1956).

Sanchez is also the first catcher with over 30 home runs in a season since Javvy Lopez hit 43 with the Atlanta Braves in 2003.

With the performance, the 24-year-old is now hitting .281/.349/.544 with 31 home runs and 85 RBIs in 110 games. He's second on the Yankees behind Aaron Judge with 4.0 WAR and 130 wRC+.

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.@OfficialBuck103 has the #walkoff swag down pat. pic.twitter.com/YQSEwiBynr

— MLB (@MLB) September 15, 2017
Not only did Byron Buxton help the Minnesota Twins hold onto their improbable lead in the race for the second wild-card spot, he made a little franchise history in the process.

The speedy outfielder crushed the first walk-off home run of his career Thursday night, giving the Twins a 3-2 extra-innings victory over the visiting Toronto Blue Jays that kept his club three games up on the Los Angeles Angels for the AL's final postseason berth.

Buxton's heroics came barely 24 hours after teammate Eddie Rosario walked off the San Diego Padres with his own game-winning homer. According to ESPN Stats & Info, it's only the second time in Twins history they've won consecutive games on walk-off homers. It last happened on Aug. 6-7, 1970 - a season that saw the Twins reach the ALCS.

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Doug Mientkiewicz has served his last season in the Minnesota Twins' organization, and his unceremonious exit was met with scorn by the minor-league manager and former first baseman.

"I've been cutting down trees up and down the block, cleaning up after the hurricane, and watching the National Guard go up and down the street," Mientkiewicz told Phil Miller of the Star Tribune, regarding Hurricane Irma cleanup he was helping with near his Florida Keys residence.

"My cellphone was out for several days, and then I got a call (Friday) … I'm out here working my rear end off, dealing with remnants of the hurricane, and they call to tell me I'm fired. You think they will ever do something professional as an organization?"

The 42-year-old Mientkiewicz had spent the past five seasons as a member of the Twins minor-league coaching staff and most recently managed the High-A Fort Myers Miracle.

Prior to Paul Molitor being named the Twins major-league manager following the 2014 season, Mientkiewicz was considered a finalist for the gig.

"I wasn't shocked," Mientkiewicz said of his dismissal, "because I had a message that changes were taking place."

The Twins introduced Thad Levine as the team's new general manager and Derek Falvey as the club's new chief baseball officer following the 2016 season after long-time GM Terry Ryan was dismissed.

Mientkiewicz spent the first seven seasons of his 12-year playing career with the Twins. Over the entire span of his career, the first baseman slashed .271/.360/.405 with 66 homers and 14 stolen bases while winning a gold glove with Minnesota in 2001.

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Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons has been impressed by the September play of young shortstop Richard Urena, who's looked like an old pro playing the position in his first taste of big-league action this month. The 21-year-old has put up a .776 OPS in his first 11 games and even laced a walk-off hit earlier this week.

One thing it seems Urena won't be able to do, however, is unseat incumbent Troy Tulowitzki.

Although Gibbons went out of his way to praise Urena for how he's performed, the skipper reiterated Friday that Tulowitzki - who's out for the season with a sprained ankle - isn't about to become the Canadian version of Wally Pipp next March.

"Tulo is our shortstop. Urena won't be there next year playing it," Gibbons told MLB Network Radio.

That vote of confidence from his manager should ease Tulowitzki's mind going into the spring given the scrutiny that's surrounded his disappointing 2017 season. His numbers declined both offensively and defensively this year, prompting questions about his future given his history and large contract. But the two-time Gold Glove shortstop has already insisted he won't be moving off his natural position anytime soon.

Related - Tulowitzki: I started career 'as a SS and I'll finish it as a SS'

If Tulowitzki is indeed entrenched at shortstop in Toronto, Urena will either have to shift positions or simply bide his time and wait for an opening. Wherever he's playing in 2018, the young switch-hitter's already left Gibbons predicting big things for him in the future.

"(Urena's) left a great impression on us," he said. "If anything, he's got that tough part out of the way where he (can say) 'I've done this, I've had some success in the big leagues,' and that will do wonders for him next year wherever he's playing."

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The New York Yankees have officially extended their continued string of yearly success by ensuring their 25th straight season in which they'll finish with a winning record.

Picking up win No. 82 on Saturday, the Bronx Bombers are now projected to finish the 2017 campaign with 90 wins, which would be the most since 2012.

Throughout the run, the Yankees have combined to make 18 postseason appearances (not including the likelihood of No. 19 this year), clinching 14 division titles and winning five World Series championships.

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One of the most consistent performers in team history, Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu says he hopes to remain with the only organization he's ever known as it continues its rebuild.

"Definitely," Abreu told Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun Times on Saturday. "That’s a huge factor. It also has to do with the organization. We're on a better path. We already know what we're doing. I'm just blessed to be here, living my dream and being around good people."

"...Even though our (59-88) record (entering Saturday) is like it is right now, the wave of new players here makes it fun. We're just trying to enjoy it and have fun."

Only 30 years old and in the prime of his career, Abreu is currently the longest tenured and oldest active position player on the White Sox 40-man roster. The youth movement, led by top prospect Yoan Moncada, has quickly turned the White Sox minor-league system into one of baseball's most promising.

"This is my first team in the majors and I hope to be here for the rest of my career because of all the things this team has done for me, how they have treated me," Abreu said.

"I really have a deep appreciation for this team and front office. And I feel comfortable here, they are like my family even though I left my family in Cuba. This is a family I gained here when I came to the U.S. and I want to be a part of this family forever."

Since signing with the White Sox as an International free-agent in 2014, Abreu has provided tremendous value in Chicago. He's hit .308/.360/.558, has combined to 3.9 WAR this season, and is on pace to finish with over 100 RBIs for the fourth consecutive year.

Abreu is arbitration eligible this offseason and will be under contract until 2020.

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Their winning streak may be over, but the Cleveland Indians have clinched first place in the American League Central for the second straight season - the club's first consecutive division titles since a five-year run spanning 1995-99.

The Indians won Saturday's contest against the Kansas City Royals and dropped their magic number to clinch the division to one. Later that evening, the second-place Minnesota Twins were mathematically eliminated as a threat to win the AL Central with their 7-2 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.

With the division guaranteed, the Indians' sights turn toward the AL crown, which would guarantee they face the winner of the wild-card game.

At 92-57, the Indians have a tentative lead on the Houston Astros for the best record in the AL. In the event of a tie, the Indians would still claim the league after winning the season series against the Astros 5-1.

As of Saturday, the wild-card spots are currently occupied by the New York Yankees and the Twins.

The Indians came within one game of winning the 2016 World Series, but ultimately lost in extra innings to the Chicago Cubs, who famously snapped their 108-year championship drought. The Tribe hasn't won a World Series since 1948, giving them the longest active championship drought in baseball.

Aside from the 22-game win streak - which puts the team at 23-1 over its past 24 games - it has been a historic season for the Indians.

By 3rd order win percentage - Baseball Prospectus' projected win rate based on run differential - the Indians are the best team in baseball, and should be closing in on 100 wins by now.

Even further, the Indians lead the majors in a plethora of pitching metrics with a 3.36 ERA, 3.38 FIP, 2.59 BB/9, 10.01 K/9, 1.03 HR/9, and 28.6 WAR.

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Another day, ANOTHER homer for @DidiG18. pic.twitter.com/DPEcKfah7u

— MLB (@MLB) September 17, 2017
Didi Gregorius has matched Mr. November.

The New York Yankees' Dutch shortstop crushed his third home run in as many days Sunday, sending a wall-scraper to right field off Baltimore Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez in the second inning.

Gregorius' longball, his 24th of 2017, ties the single-season record held by Derek Jeter for the most home runs by a Yankees shortstop.

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Matt Boyd's attempt at Detroit Tigers history fell one out short Sunday, as Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson sent a double to right field to end Boyd's no-hit bid with two outs in the ninth inning.

After getting Adam Engel to pop up in foul territory and Kevan Smith to ground out to second base, only Anderson stood in the way of the eighth no-hitter in Tigers history. With a 2-0 count, however, Anderson read Boyd's 79.9-mph changeup and slapped it into right field, splitting a chasing Nicholas Castellanos and JaCoby Jones.

Though his effort was undone in cruel fashion, Boyd remained in the game and retired Yoan Moncada in the next at-bat to preserve Detroit's 12-0 win. It's the first complete game the 26-year-old Boyd has thrown in his three-year career.

Former Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander owns the most recent no-hitter for the franchise, doing so on May 7, 2011, against the Toronto Blue Jays.

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