Yankees manager Joe Girardi presented up a latest weave on Saturday in the sign-stealing story among his team and the Blue Jays signifying Toronto “could be” by means of deceitful means to obtain details.
Russell Martin, New York catcher, said that on Thursday he supposed the Blue Jays were relaying details from second base to the beat during Toronto’s 16-7 triumph.
Martin gave pitcher Freddy Garcia many signs from the get-go in Friday’s game at Girardi’s instruction, a 7-1 Toronto triumph.
“Obviously if you feel it’s coming from somewhere else besides a player on the field, I do have issues with that. There’s ballparks that you need to protect your signs. I don’t really want to get into it because I’m not 100% sure about anything, but we need to protect our signs,” Girardi said when asked Saturday regarding the extra level of caution.
Blue Jays manager John Farrell spotted at Toronto’s 21- 22 home spot as proof there’s no funny trade going on.
John Farrell said, “Honestly, I don’t have any idea what (Girardi’s) comment would be stemming from.”
In Baltimore, the team and shortstop J.J. Hardy agreed to a three-year contract. He will reportedly receive around $22 million, and it includes a partial no-trade clause.
In Boston, the Red Sox placed reliever Bobby Jenks on the 15-day disabled list because of a back injury. Left-hander Randy Williams was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket.
In Toronto, Jose Bautista missed his second straight game after suffering a right ankle injury.