Canadiens' Kotkaniemi on the hunt for offensive progress in 2019-20
The main reason Jesperi Kotkaniemi earned the right to be the youngest player in the NHL last season was how quickly he showed he could be trusted with taking care of the puck and handling defensive positioning. Now the 19-year-old is focused on demanding more from himself in the offensive zone.
Blue Jays dealt disappointing end to well-pitched effort vs. Dodgers
While Rowdy Tellez earned the dramatic tying homer, in the end it only served to set the stage for Max Muncy’s walkoff solo shot in the 10th — an unwanted conclusion to a well-pitched effort from the Blue Jays, led by Zack Godley’s 3.2 innings of two-hit, one-run ball.
Russell Martin on return to L.A., Blue Jays exit, possible retirement
Back with the Los Angeles Dodgers where his career first started, Russell Martin is contemplating the end of his playing days. At 36, the longtime Canadian catcher is finding contentment as a part-time player on the National League’s best team.