As much as Torres’ talent, what’s stood out to everyone is his maturity.

I think that’s the biggest thing about him, manager Aaron Boone said. There’s a maturity, a calm, a confidence to which he plays the game that’s unique. That’s special for a young guy. He has great ability and tools, but his baseball IQ and feel and confidence and timing are really special.

Torres showed this week that big stages bring out his best. He hit.333 in these four games against Houston, a 4-for-12 showing that ended with the biggest hit he’s had so far.

The Yanks were down 5-3 heading to the ninth, then loaded the bases with nobody out on a walk and two hits against Will Harris.

He started the season obviously in Triple-A and found himself. He got comfortable and got into a little bit of a rhythm there. He hasn’t missed a beat since coming up here. He’s been an absolute factor in us winning games. Quality at-bats at the bottom of the order and extending our lineup.

And he’s some really special defensive plays that he’s made. He’s kind of becoming one of our anchors out there. Elite defense. He’s made a lot of big-time plays.

Before Judge knocked in the go-ahead run, rookie Gleyber Torres continued making an early splash by barreling up a good curveball from Astros reliever Brad Peacock and dropping one into an open patch of grass in left field for a bases-loaded hit that brought in two runs and tied things up 5-5.

Talking over hip hop music that rocked the visiting clubhouse at Minute Maid Park, Judge stopped in mid-sentence after he mentioned how mature Torres is for a 21-year-old.

I don’t think he’s 21, Judge added with a smirk. The way he plays and the way he handles himself and makes adjustments… That curveball that he got in a situation like that and to drive it like that, you don’t see that too often in a young guy. He was up there and attacking. You’ve got to love having a guy like that in your lineup.

Torres drove in another run with a second-inning sacrifice fly and finished with a 1-for-3, 3-RBI afternoon.

The Yankees have won 12 of their last 13, 11 of 12 since Torres was given his first big-league call-up and handed the starting second base job.

He was all that in the minors, at every level, and Cheap International Soccer Jerseys he’s been all that Cheap Jarome Iginla Jerseys in his short time as a Yankee.

Yankees’ Jordan Montgomery out 6-to-8 weeks

HOUSTON The medical update Wednesday on Yankees left-hander Jordan Montgomery wasn’t good.

He has a flexor strain and will be sidelined for six-to-eight weeks.

Rookie right-hander Domingo German, who worked four shutout innings of relief on Tuesday, will fill Montgomery’s spot in the rotation.

He’s pitching Sunday for us and then he’ll probably likely stay in the rotation, Boone said of German. We go through a period once we get through this stretch where we have three off days in 10 days, so that could factor into some things. But we feel good about him moving into the rotation.

The Yankees replaced Montgomery on their 25-man roster by purchasing the contract of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre right-hander David Hale, who just rejoined the organization on Tuesday after being a waiver claim by the Minnesota Twins last week. They opened a 40-man roster spot for Hale by transferring outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury from the 10-day DL to the 60-day DL.

Freeman then signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL where he spent three seasons (2009-11).

The Colts under then-general manager Ryan Grigson gave Freeman his shot at the NFL after signing the linebacker to a contract in January 2012.

Freeman became the first player from Mary Haydin-Baylor to play in an NFL game and burst on the scene during his first NFL regular season, totaling 145 tackles (90 solo), two sacks, an interception, two passes defensed and a forced fumble.

After fou seasons with the Colts (2012-15), Freeman joined Chicago on a three-year, $12 million deal.

Freeman enjoyed success in his first 12 games in a Bears uniform, starting 12 games and producing 110 tackles (86 solo). But the league suspended Freeman the remaining four games Cheap Hockey Jerseys Youth for violating the policy on performance-enhancing Cheap High Quality NFL Jerseys substances.

Eagles sign WR Markus Wheaton to one-year contract

The reigning Super Bowl champions have added a veteran wideout after bypassing the position in the 2018 NFL Draft.

The Eagles signed wide receiver Markus Wheaton to a one-year contract, the team announced Wednesday.

We talk all the time about how it’s impressive guys like Drew Brees keep chugging along, yet it’s easy to forget Philip Rivers keeps doing the same. 

He threw for 4,515 yards a year ago with 28 touchdowns and 10 picks, his fifth season in a row with 28 or more. Keenan Allen returned from a kidney injury and reclaimed his position as one of the NFL’s best receivers with 1,393 yards and six touchdowns. Melvin Gordon, 3.9-yards-per-carry average or not, found room for 1,105 yards and eight touchdowns. 

The key to big numbers goes beyond the offense though. The front office retained Ken Whisenhunt as coordinator and just had a defensive-minded draft, bolstering a unit bound to put the offense in good spots thanks to the Joey Bosa-Melvin Ingram tandem. 

Gaudy numbers and possible deep playoff contention are things to watch for from Rivers.

Running back David Johnson is one of the NFL’s best and competed for an MVP in 2016 thanks to his 1,239 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns with another 879 yards and four scores as a receiver. 

But he played one game and had 11 carries in 2017. 

It’s high upside or nothing in Arizona, where coordinator Mike McCoy is heading after getting canned in Denver. Bradford has played in seven, 14, 15 and two games over his last four years, so if he goes down, a potential-laden offense will have to throw No. 10 pick Josh Rosen into the fire. 

There are too many variables here to have the Cardinals ranked any higher. 

Here comes a possible contract-year outburst from Matt Ryan.

Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons had a down year in 2017 as he threw 20 touchdowns—18 shy of his mark from the season prior. Steve Sarkisian’s offense saw all of three touchdowns Cheap Goalie Jerseys Soccer from receiver Julio Jones as well, yet the Falcons are Cheap Gaa Jerseys bringing him back as coordinator. 

Yankees’ Luis Severino upstages Giancarlo Stanton with complete-game shutout

From top to bottom, nobody can match the Houston Astros’ starting pitchers arm for arm.

That’s not even worth debating.

The Yankees do have a one-night counter to the best rotation in baseball, maybe the best in the game since the Maddux-Glavine-Smoltz-era Atlanta Braves.

It’s now time to elevate Luis Severino, an All-Star and Cy Young runner-up last season, into that next tier, the one reserved for the best of the best, the Clayton Kershaws and Justin Verlanders of the world.

I felt like most of the night he was on cruise control and just lighting it up, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said.

This was the first time in 60 career starts that Severino finished what he started and a Yankees first since Masahiro Tanaka went nine pitching a three-hit shutout in Boston on April 27, 2017.

Severino struck out 10 and one walk in improving his record to 5-1 and lowering his ERA to 2.11 after a season in which he was an All-Star and Cy Young finalist.

I didn’t do nothing special last year, Severino said. I have to keep grinding, keep fighting. The things that happened last year, that’s last year. This year I have to try to be better.

Ryan Shazier, who already was ruled out of playing in 2018 because of his spinal cord injury, was placed on the reserve/physically unable to perform list Wednesday afternoon.

By placing Shazier on the list, the Steelers do not need to account for him on their 90-man offseason roster. Shazier, however, will collect his entire $8.7 million salary as a result of the Steelers picking up his fifth-year option a year ago.

Podcast: Where should you draft Saquon Barkley, best rookies for fantasy football drafts?

It’s May 2 and in the last 24 hours I participated in my first fantasy football draft. Hi, my name is Will and I have a problem. JK, it’s my job! In fact, in this case I was defending a championship, as we do a May draft that’s featured in our CBS Fantasy magazine. (I won last year after Cheap Fishing Jerseys going Ezekiel Elliott-Todd Gurley-DeAndre Hopkins. If I was half as Cheap Elite NFL Jerseys smart in August as I am in May, I’d get some predictions correct.)

Jaguars’ draft picks: Projecting 2018 first-round pick, late-round sleepers

The Jaguars have spent years trying to build their roster and coaching staff into one that can contend. They finally broke through last year on their way to an AFC title game appearance.

Coming off their 11-5 campaign last season, the Jags are in a great spot for 2018. They also face an unfamiliar NFL Draft position: a late pick for a team already loaded with talent.

That means Jacksonville’s draft philosophy can be tweaked. The team can add the few pieces it needs, then look for depth and role players. Jacksonville’s front office and coaching staff surely are happy to be in this spot.

Cornerback: This need is all about depth, with Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye making up arguably the best cornerback tandem in the NFL. The team lost reliable nickel Aaron Colvin to free agency and signed former first round pick D.J. Hayden to replace him. Adding another corner to the mix would be a smart move.

Quarterback: The Jaguars kicked the can down the road on their quarterback situation. Bortles has had an up-and-down career, and although he was solid and efficient last year, he somewhat limited the offense at times. The Jags just signed him to an extension and added Cody Kessler via trade, but it might not be a bad idea to add another face to the quarterback room.

There should be every expectation that San Francisco will maximize its volume of picks for a second consecutive year.

A pair of cornerback prospects, Florida’s Duke Dawson and Tulane’s Parry Nickerson, would make sense in the middle rounds. Both are seen as nickel options, with Dawson being a more physical defender and Nickerson being an athletic ball hawk. Either would have a place in Jacksonville.

Other options to add some depth would be N.C. State’s Tony Adams, a tough, powerful guard, Equanimeous Brown from Notre Dame as another massive wide receiver target. Someone like Jaylen Samuels, who has the positional versatility and athleticism to play an H-back role, would be a good pick, too.

Tight end can be a tricky position for the NFL. Evidence suggests a lot of early round picks don’t contribute as soon as teams would like, so there’s a good chance Jacksonville could wait until Day 3 and take a guy like Fumagalli. The Wisconsin product isn’t flashy, wildly athletic or strong, but he’s a consistent, smart Cheap Paintball Jerseys And Pants player who finds ways to get open, has reliable hands Cheap Official NHL Jerseys and can help in the run game.

Dez Bryant Rejects Offer From Ravens

Former Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant turned down a multi-year offer from the Ravens, according to veteran NFL reporter Ed Werder (on Twitter). Bryant is seeking a significant one-year deal that will allow him to secure a lucrative long-term contract as an unrestricted free agent next year.

This quartet of QBs can joke all they want about how close they’ve all become over this tiring, seemingly endless draft process — Allen noted, They could’ve had the draft a month ago and I would’ve been fine with that — but there’s no doubt that along with Baker Mayfield, who is not in town for the draft, they will be measured by media and pitted by coaching staffs against one another for the foreseeable future.

The outspoken Rosen held a different perspective.

Look at the history of quarterbacks in the NFL, he said. The [greatests of all time] haven’t really been picked one, two, three. Peyton [Manning] was, but Aaron [Rodgers], Drew [Brees]. The greatest come from all over the draft.

Cleveland’s general manager told Wyche that coaches and scouts have provided input into the process. The team’s draft board has been finalized — and approved by ownership — but Dorsey alone holds final say on who the Browns will select.

The team is widely expected to take a quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick, but Dorsey would not confirm that during his brief meeting with Wyche.

Cleveland also holds the No. 4 selection, a pick that could generate trade interest as quarterback-needy teams look to hopscotch the Broncos at No. 5 for a shot at one of the draft’s top-remaining signal-callers.

Or the Browns could stay home and pick among a talented crop of prospects that could include Penn State running back Saquon Barkley and N.C. State pass rusher Bradley Chubb.

The long and winding road to this year’s draft is nearly at its end. We’ll know by Thursday night what John Dorsey — and John Dorsey alone — has planned for the Cleveland Browns.

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