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WATCH: Yaz's grandson Mike Yastrzemski blasts first walk-off home run

WATCH: Yaz's grandson Mike Yastrzemski blasts first walk-off home run

Nearly four decades after Carl Yastrzemski stopped tormenting MLB pitchers, his grandson is grabbing the torch.

Giants outfielder Mike Yastrzemski, the grandson of the legendary Boston Red Sox slugger, smashed his first career walk-off home run Sunday, an opposite-field bomb that gave San Francisco a 3-2 win over the New York Mets.

The younger Yaz, an Andover, Mass., native, already has nine home runs since being promoted to the majors on May 29. He needs 443 more to catch his Hall of Fame grandfather, but he already has a quarter of Carl's walk-offs; Yaz hit four career walk-off homers, the last of which came 39 years ago on May 27, 1980.

In a twist of baseball fate, Mike is the first Giants player to hit a walk-off homer in his first season since Al Gallagher ... who accomplished a feat against the same pitcher Carl victimized twice in his heyday.

The 28-year-old Yastrzemski was initially drafted by the Red Sox in 2009 before committing to Vanderbilt instead. He was traded from the Baltimore Orioles in May 2019 to San Francisco, where he's playing a key role on a resurgent Giants team that's back at .500 after a slow start.

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Here's when to expect MLB's ruling in Red Sox sign-stealing investigation

Here's when to expect MLB's ruling in Red Sox sign-stealing investigation

It looks like the Boston Red Sox will have to wait even longer to hear the results of MLB's ongoing investigation into the 2018 team's alleged sign-stealing.

Commissioner Rob Manfred stated back on Feb. 16 he expected the investigation to conclude by the end of this week. On Tuesday, though, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reported an announcement likely won't be made until early March.


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Of course, that means a ruling will come only a couple of days later than anticipated, but there's no doubt Sox fans are growing frustrated with the constant delays.

MLBPA executive director Tony Clark said Tuesday the league has concluded its interviews for the investigation.

“As of right now, we understand that the interviews that they were going to have and did have as well as the information they were gathering from beyond the player interviews has all happened,” Clark said, per The Boston Globe. “Now we’re just waiting for the decision itself.”

Multiple Red Sox players claim the 2018 team did nothing wrong and that there shouldn't be a punishment coming their way. If MLB does hand down punishments, the expectation is that they won't be severe.

Red Sox prospect quarantined amid coronavirus concerns

Red Sox prospect quarantined amid coronavirus concerns

The Boston Red Sox are playing it safe with one of their prospects during spring training. Not because of anything injury-related, but because of the coronavirus.

Taiwanese right-hander Chih-Jung Liu is being quarantined in a hotel room, as a team spokesman said the organization is using “an overabundance of caution" to guard against the virus, per The Boston Globe.

Liu, who arrived to the United States for his first spring training after being signed in October, provided an update on his status on his Facebook page. According to The Globe, the 20-year-old says he is "being delivered three meals a day, doing some weight training, and going for an occasional run." He's also spending his time online “watching information about the team” and reading.

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Taiwan currently has 31 confirmed cases of coronavirus to the United States' 57, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Liu flew from Taiwan to San Francisco prior to joining the Red Sox in Fort Myers, Fla. for spring training.

Liu expects to come out of quarantine and finally join his teammates on Saturday.