The Blue Jays acquired Yankees’ infielder/outfielder Rob Refsnyder for first base prospect Ryan McBroom, the teams announced Sunday. Refsnyder was designated for assignment by the Yankees earlier in the week and is expected to report to Triple-A Buffalo, while McBroom could find a landing place on the Blue Jays’ Double-A roster in Trenton. Refsnyder, 26, had trouble heating up at the plate during his third campaign with the Yankees.
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- When runs come in bunches, so do the wins for the Los Angeles Angels. Andrelton Simmons drove in three runs, including a go-ahead two-run homer, Albert Pujols went 3-for-4 with two RBI and the Angels rallied for a 7-3 victory over the Red Sox on Saturday night. Simmons hit his 10th homer of the season to left and put the Angels ahead 4-3 in the third inning after falling behind early. Pujols doubled to score Yunel Escobar and Mike Trout to start the four-run outburst. "When we got a pitch to hit we hit it hard," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "Albert got us going, that's a big double. One thing that can get you back into the game, extra-base hits tonight showed up." The
The Blue Jays were just 50-51 when they made the first of two huge deadline deals in 2015, obtaining Troy Tulowitzki from the Rockies three days before they landed David Price from the Tigers. Toronto was looking at underlying numbers, however, that suggested it could (and probably would) play much better. The Blue Jays’ run differential was plus-94 and the baseball Pythagorean theorem indicated Toronto was more a 60-41 team than 50-51. So the Blue Jays obtained Tulowitzki and Price, and went from under .500, three games out of the wild card and eight behind the first-place Yankees in the AL East to 93-69, winning the division by six games and finishing with a plus-221 run differential. The Yankees