Yankees SS Gregorius out 6 weeks; Bonds with Giants
UNDATED (AP) --New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius is expected to miss the first month of the regular season after straining his right shoulder while away at the World Baseball Classic.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday that Gregorius is likely to be sidelined six weeks. Opening day for the Yankees is April 2 at Tampa Bay.
Gregorius was hurt when he turned a double play for the Netherlands on Saturday in an exhibition game against Arizona in preparation for the WBC semifinals.
Yankee manager Joe Girardi said, "It's someone we're going to miss. Guys are going to have to step up."
The 27-year-old Gregorius hit .276 with 20 home runs and 70 RBIs last season.
The Yankees have backup shortstops Ronald Torreyes and Ruben Tejada in camp, along with utilityman Tyler Wade and top prospect Gleyber Torres. Cashman said Torres won't be in the mix at the start.
Second baseman Starlin Castro will likely get some time at short over the final week and a half of spring training.
In another eye-catching development, Barry Bonds is back home with the San Francisco Giants.
Baseball's home run champion was scheduled to help coach at spring training beginning Wednesday in Scottsdale, Arizona. He will work with the minor league teams, too.
Bonds spent last season as Miami's hitting coach before being fired. He will work with Giants CEO Larry Baer.
Bonds said he was "excited to be back home with the Giants and join the team in an official capacity."
In spring training games:
--Gio Gonzalez gave up one run on three hits and one walk over 4 1/3 innings and has a 1.10 ERA this spring as Washington's Nationals defeated Atlanta 3-1. Ryan Zimmerman went 2 for 4, extending his hit streak to six games. He is hitting .625 over that stretch after going 0 for 17 in his first nine appearances.
--Houston beats Miami 2-1 as Mike Fiers struck out five over four scoreless innings. Yuli Gurriel and prospect Derek Fisher homered. Jose Altuve, who hit .286 in seven games for Venezuela at the World Baseball Classic, went 1 for 4 and is hitting .100 (2 for 20) this spring.
--Aaron Altherr led off Philadelphia's six-run ninth inning with a homer as the Phillies downed the Minnesota Twins 9-5.Odubel Herrera had two hits and drove in two runs and Freddy Galvis homered.
--John Jaso and Jacob Stallings homered for Pittsburgh in its 5-4 win over Tampa Bay. Chad Kuhl gave up three runs in five innings.
--Aaron Sanchez walked four while giving up one run over 3 1/3 innings for Toronto in its 5-2 defeat of the Baltimore Orioles
--Los Angeles Angels starter J.C. Ramirez allowed one run on four hits and struck out six over five innings in a 9-1 win over Cincinnati's Reds.
--Madison Bumgarner pitched two scoreless innings and fanned three for San Francisco in the Giants' 5-3 victory over the San Diego Padres. Nick Hundley hit two homers and drove in four runs. Hunter Pence went 0 for 2 and is hitting .118 this spring.
--Peter O'Brien hit his spring training-leading seventh homer and Jorge Soler also connected for Kansas City as the Diamondbacks won 4-2.
--Hyun-Jin Ryu threw four scoreless innings, giving up one hit and striking out two, as the Los Angeles Dodgers topped Milwaukee 5-4. He also hit an RBI single. Ryu, who has made just one major league start since Sept. 12, 2014, has allowed just five hits and one run in nine innings this spring. Justin Turner, who is hitting .412, went 3 for 3 with a homer and Andrew Toles doubled and singled.
Jerry Krause, Bulls' GM during 1990s dynasty, dies at 77
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jerry Krause, the Chicago Bulls' general manager during their 1990s dynasty that saw them capture six NBA championships with Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen leading the way, has died. He was 77.
The Bulls confirmed his death on Tuesday.
A Chicago native, Krause took over as GM in 1985 and was responsible for surrounding Jordan with the pieces that would propel the team to two championship three-peats in the 1990s. He also hired Phil Jackson from the Continental Basketball Association as an assistant to Doug Collins and fired Collins in favor of Jackson following a run to the Eastern Conference finals in 1989.
He acquired Pippen in a 1987 draft-day trade and also selected Horace Grant -- two key pieces of the powerhouse teams led by Jordan.
White Sox, SS Tim Anderson agree to $25M, 6-year contract
CHICAGO (AP) -- The rebuilding Chicago White Sox and promising shortstop Tim Anderson have agreed to a $25 million, six-year contract.
Anderson will receive $850,000 in 2017, $1 million in 2018, $1.4 million in 2019, $4 million in 2020, $7.25 million in 2021 and $9.5 million in 2022. The deal also includes club options of $12.5 million for 2023 and $14 million for 2024. If either is declined, Anderson gets $1 million.
The deal announced Tuesday comes on the heels of an encouraging debut last season.
The 23-year-old Anderson, selected 17th overall in the 2013 amateur draft, was promoted in June after Jimmy Rollins was released. He hit .283 with 10 stolen bases, nine homers and 30 RBIs in 99 games. He also struck out 117 times and walked just 13.
NCAA-NOTRE DAME-TURNER OUT
Notre Dame loses top scorer Brianna Turner to knee injury
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Notre Dame junior forward Brianna Turner will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, a major blow to the NCAA Tournament hopes of the top-seeded Fighting Irish.
Notre Dame announced Tuesday that Turner tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee Sunday night during a second-round win over Purdue. She leads the team this season with 15.3 points and 7.1 rebounds per game, and also has 86 blocks -- sixth-best for a single season in Notre Dame history.
Notre Dame faces Ohio State on Friday night in the Sweet 16 in Lexington, Kentucky.
Texas A&M's Williams to return for sophomore season
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- Texas A&M freshman standout Robert Williams says he is returning for another season in college.
The 6-foot-9 Williams, projected by many to be a lottery pick in June's NBA draft, averaged 11.9 points and 8.2 rebounds per game this season for the Aggies (16-15).
Williams says the decision will give him "more time to mature and develop my game before moving on to the NBA."
After signing with Texas A&M out of Louisiana in high school, Williams shot 55.8 percent from the field as a freshman and led the Aggies with an average of 2.5 blocks per game. He had 11 double-doubles this season.
Texas A&M's season came to an end with a loss to Vanderbilt in the Southeastern Conference Tournament.