Backman, the manager of the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s, will join the big club’s coaching staff on September 19 and stay with the team through the end of the season.
Orioles slugger Chris Davis was suspended 25 games for using amphetamines, a punishment that began Friday and will extend into the postseason.
“The bottom line, to just keep it simple, is we’ve just got to win games,” said Yankees general manager Brian Cashman. Picking up two on Friday would be a nice start.
As far as anyone knows, Mets brass have yet to consider the possibility. But here it is, anyway. Unloading David Wright in the offseason, once unthinkable, might not be a bad idea.
Chris Young broke up Alex Cobb’s no-hit bid in the eighth inning and then launched a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth that rallied the New York Yankees to a 5-4 victory.
Adam LaRoche and Anthony Rendon had two-run homers off Bartolo Colon, who was ejected after hitting the following batter both times.
“Everything is healthy. I think I’ll probably get one or two more bullpens. We haven’t been on radar guns, (but) everything feels normal.”
Who’s your goat of the week? Vote here and listen in for the “winner” on Friday!
Brian McCann homered and drove in three runs, and the New York Yankees used their biggest comeback of the season to beat Tampa Bay 8-5.
Rafael Montero earned his first major league win, Eric Young Jr. went 3 for 3 with an RBI triple and the suddenly surging New York Mets beat the Colorado Rockies 2-0.
Leigh Castergine, the former Mets’ head of marketing and ticket sales who was let go last month, is claiming that she was unfairly terminated.
We’re ranking the best local players in history by jersey/uniform number, and this week we unveil 89-80.
The Mets, who have been one of the weakest-hitting teams in the sport during that time, have messed with the outfield set-up twice before.
“If he pitched in a big-league game or two and felt good, you wouldn’t do surgery on a guy that felt good,” Girardi said. “That’s the bottom line.”
General manager Sandy Alderson, though, defended Wright’s performance in a down year: “David did what captains do. He persevered, he gutted it out.”