Blue Jays CF Springer carted off field after scary collision
Blue Jays center fielder George Springer was carted off the field after he collided with shortstop Bo Bichette in the eighth inning of a 10-9 playoff loss to the Seattle Mariners on Saturday. Springer is “doing OK,” interim manager John Schneider said. Springer and Bichette went hard after the ball, but it landed as the two collided.news.yahoo.com
Benches clear in 9th, Servais tossed as Mariners beat Astros
Mariners manager Scott Servais was ejected for his role in a benches-clearing scuffle in the ninth inning of Seattle’s 7-4 win over the Houston Astros, a game in which Cal Raleigh had a career-high four RBIs and Julio Rodriguez hit a late two-run shot.
Jays beat Yanks for 8th straight, 1/2 game back in wild card
Bo Bichette thumped a leadoff homer in the first inning and singled in the tiebreaking run in the seventh, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his 42nd homer, and the Toronto Blue Jays held off the skidding New York Yankees 6-4 for their eighth straight win.
2 MLB pitchers accept qualifying offer on deadline day
In the latest sign that both teams and players will be cautious this winter, two prominent pitchers opted to accept qualifying offers rather than test the free-agent market. Marcus Stroman announced earlier Wednesday that he would return to the New York Mets, while Kevin Gausman has informed the San Francisco Giants that he has accepted the qualifying offer. Realmuto (Philadelphia Phillies) rejected their qualifying offers and are now free agents. Only six players were given qualifying offers. Prior to that he was one of baseball’s steadiest starting pitchers, posting a 3.76 ERA over 849 innings from 2014-2019.mlive.com