Golf clinics to take place at WATTS
Limited spots remain for the open golf sessions being hosted by the Youngstown State golf programs in the Watson and Tressel Training Site on select Sundays in January.
The sessions, which are open to the public, include one hour of hitting golf balls on the field and one hour using the putting green and short-game area. Please note there is no instruction included; this is an opportunity to use the indoor facilities at YSU. All of the money raised will benefit the YSU men’s and women’s golf programs.
Limited openings are still available for the dates and morning time slots listed below. The cost for each two-hour session is $20.
Sunday — 10 a.m. to noon.
Jan. 13 — 10 a.m. to noon.
Limited space is available and a maximum of 20 people are allowed per session. TrackMan times are also available and can be reserved in one-hour segments for an additional $15 per hour.
Confirm your spot by contacting YSU women’s golf coach Nate Miklos at 724-979-1192 or by email at email@example.com.
Make checks payable to YSU and send to: Nate Miklos, YSU Women’s Golf, One University Plaza, Youngstown, Ohio 44555.
The WATTS is located at 651 Elm St. Youngstown, Ohio 44502. Parking in the adjacent M-90 parking lot is $5.
Source: Tulowitzki signs with Yankees
The New York Yankees have obtained a low-cost infield replacement, agreeing to a one-year contract with shortstop Troy Tulowitzki for the major league minimum $555,000, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreement, first reported by ESPN, is subject to a successful physical.
Tulowitzki idolized retired Yankees captain Derek Jeter and has worn No. 2 in his honor. A five-time All-Star who turned 34 in October, Tulowitzki has not played in the major leagues since July 2017 and was released by the Toronto Blue Jays last month. He was limited to 66 games in 2017 because of a hamstring and right ankle injury. The ankle required surgery last spring and he missed the entire season.
Rays’ Morton could earn $45M over 3 years
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.
All-Star right-hander Charlie Morton could earn $45 million over three seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays if he doesn’t have lengthy injury problems the next two years and the team exercises a $15 million option for 2021.
Morton is guaranteed $15 million in each of the next two seasons as part of the deal announced Dec. 21.
Tampa Bay has a $1 million option for 2021, but the price increases depending on disabled list time during the next two seasons: $3 million for 151-200 DL days, $5 million for 91-150, $10 million for 31-90 and $5 million for 15 or fewer.
He would get a $1 million assignment bonus if traded before the end of this season, $500,000 if traded after.
Morton was 15-3 with a 3.13 ERA last year for Houston, making a career-high 30 starts.
McCourty still on mend from head injury
Patriots safety Devin McCourty remained sidelined as New England returned to the practice field during its playoff bye week.
McCourty left in the third quarter of the Patriots’ 38-3 win over the Jets this past Sunday with what the team called a head injury. The victory gave New England a first-round bye in the postseason.
Along with McCourty, fullback James Develin and tight end Dwayne Allen and were also absent during the portion of Wednesday’s practice open to the media. Develin posted on Instagram that his wife was in a hospital expecting a child. The reason for Allen’s absence is unknown.