Yankees’ Tauchman out 6-8 weeks
BOSTON — Mike Tauchman’s impressive first season with the New York Yankees might have come to an abrupt end.
The outfielder is expected to be sidelined for six to eight weeks after sustaining a Grade 2 strain in his left calf while fielding a ball in Sunday night’s 10-5 win over the Boston Red Sox.
The injury-plagued Yankees hold a big lead in the AL East. The AL playoffs begin Oct. 2 and it’s uncertain whether Tauchman would be able to recover, rehab and be ready to play in the postseason.
The 28-year-old Tauchman posted career highs across the board this season with a .277 average, 13 home runs and 47 RBIs through 87 games. He’s also provided solid defense.
Arcia sees twins’ birth
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee shortstop Orlando Arcia may have abruptly checked out in the third inning of the Brewers’ series finale against the Chicago Cubs, but he still managed to turn a double play.
Arcia arrived at the hospital Sunday just in time to see the birth of his twin daughters. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says Brewers manager Craig Counsell said after the game that “it happened pretty fast,” but Arcia made it in time to be with his fiancee, Elena, for the birth of the twins.
Counsell says Arcia will take some time away for paternity leave. Hernan Perez moved from third base to shortstop when Arcia left Sunday’s game. Mike Moustakas checked into the game at third.
Papi’s back in Boston
BOSTON — Former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz threw out the first pitch before Monday night’s game against the New York Yankees.
It was his first public appearance since June, when he was shot and seriously injured in his native Dominican Republic.