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Another Yastrzemski in the majors as Yaz' grandson gets called up by Giants

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Another Yastrzemski in the majors as Yaz' grandson gets called up by Giants

Mike Yastrzemski, the grandson of the Hall of Famer and Red Sox legend, has been called up to the San Francisco Giants from Triple-A Sacramento.

Mike Yastrzemski is batting seventh and playing left field for San Francisco as they play host to the Arizona Diamondbacks at 4:05 p.m.

The younger Yastrzemski, who turns 29 in August, was hitting .316 with 12 home runs with Sacramento. The left-handed outfielder was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in 2013 after a standout college career at Vanderbilt. He played more than 700 games in the minors and was traded to the Giants before this season. San Francisco plays host to Arizona Sunday before traveling to Miami to play the Marlins on Monday. 

Mike Yastrzemski's father, also Mike, played at Florida State and reached Triple-A with the White Sox from 1986-88. He died at 43 in 2004. 

Giants fans aren't as familiar with the Yastrzemski name as Red Sox fans are. Watch a young fan ask the rookie outfielder how to pronounce his last name before his first taste of Major-League action

If he's a fraction of the player his grandfather was, Giants fans will have plenty of opportunities to learn how to say his name.

*UPDATE*

Yastrzemski will have to wait to record his first major-league hit after going 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and a run scored in his debut. 

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MLB Free Agents 2019-20: Top 5 designated hitters

MLB Free Agents 2019-20: Top 5 designated hitters

One of the biggest question marks of the Red Sox' offseason is the future of J.D. Martinez. Will he or won't he opt out of his contract and test the free-agent waters yet again?

If he does, Boston is put into a tough position. There aren't a whole lot of guys out there -- if any -- who can step right into Martinez's DH slot and put up numbers anything close to the 2018 World Series champion's level of production.

If Martinez indeed decides to sign elsewhere (the White Sox, perhaps?), the Sox could be left scrambling for a cheap short-term replacement off the open market. Here's a look at the top options this winter:

Report: Curt Schilling wants to interview for Red Sox pitching coach gig

Report: Curt Schilling wants to interview for Red Sox pitching coach gig

Former Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Curt Schilling is reportedly interested in returning to the game of baseball. 

Schilling is interested in interviewing for the Phillies manager position as well as the Red Sox pitching coach gig according to USA Today's Bob Nightengale. 

Schilling has been an outspoken figure since retiring from baseball in 2009. He was brought in as an analyst by ESPN shortly after his playing days, but was fired in 2016 for making offensive posts on Facebook

There's no word yet if Boston is interested in letting Schilling interview for the position. The 52-year-old has no prior coaching experience.

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