I wish everyone the best of luck in free agency … Teams and Players. Oh and (bird-finger emoji) to Channing Frye also … just because!
While it appears Jefferson was joking, James has until the end of the week to tell the Cavaliers whether he will opt into the final year of his contract or become an unrestricted free agent.
Greinke became the first pitcher since Bob Gibson in 1969 to have a hit, an RBI and a stolen base in at least two games in a season.
He’s a baseball player, and I don’t say that about a lot of pitchers, Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. He probably has a better swing than 70 percent of the guys in the big leagues, and I’m serious about that.
As for pitching, Greinke (8-5) won for the fifth time in his past six starts. He allowed seven hits — all singles — but walked none and benefited from several good defensive plays. The outing matched his longest this year.
RHP Vince Velasquez (5-8, 4.69) takes the mound for the Phillies in the third game of the four-game set on Saturday afternoon. Washington RHP Jeremy Hellickson (2-0, 2.28) is expected to return from the DL. Hellickson has been sidelined since June 4 with a right hamstring strain.Ramos has 4 RBIs as Rays beat Astros, Verlander 5-2
Blue Jays: RHP Aaron Sanchez (right index finger) has not been able to throw since landing on the 10-day disabled list June 22 and is unlikely to be ready to return when eligible Monday, manager John Gibbons said. … Toronto selected utilityman Darnell Sweeney from Triple-A Buffalo to take the roster spot of OF Steve Pearce, who was traded to Boston on Thursday.
Tigers LHP Matthew Boyd (4-6, 4.15) faces Blue Jays RHP Sam Gaviglio (2-2, 3.98). Boyd is 0-3 with an 8.66 ERA in four career starts at Toronto. Gaviglio is winless in five starts since beating Philadelphia on May 25.Greinke’s hitting and pitching help D-backs beat Marlins 4-0
MIAMI — Zack Greinke grinned as he stepped to the plate in the sixth inning Thursday afternoon, and then swung at the first pitch for another hit.