Jay Feely clarified that the photo of him holding a gun while standing between his daughter and her prom date was intended to be a joke.
The former NFL kicker tweeted out the picture on Saturday night with the caption “Wishing my beautiful daughter and her date a great time at prom #BadBoys,” creating some backlash.
“The prom picture I posted was obviously intended to be a joke,” Feely wrote on Twitter Sunday morning. “My daughter has dated her boyfriend for over a year and they knew I was joking. I take gun safety seriously (the gun was not loaded and had no clip in) and I did not intend to be insensitive to that important issue.”
RHP David Hale was claimed off waivers from the Yankees after he pitched two scoreless innings for New York in Monday’s series opener, then was designated for assignment. Minnesota recalled 6-foot-10 RHP Aaron Slegers from Triple-A Rochester Thursday morning, but optioned him back to the minors following the game to make room for Hale. RHP Tyler Kinley was designated for assignment.
Tyler Austin’s suspension was cut from five games to four by John McHale Jr., a special assistant to baseball commissioner Rob Manfred, and the New York first baseman will start serving the penalty on Friday.
Yankees: 3B Brandon Drury (severe migraines) will continue his rehab assignment when Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre returns to action Friday. … OF Clint Frazier (concussion) was scheduled to play for Class A Tampa on Thursday after appearing in two extended spring training games. … CF Jacoby Ellsbury (strained right oblique) is taking part in light baseball activities, including hitting off a tee. … 1B Greg Bird (right ankle surgery) and OF Billy McKinney (sprained left shoulder) are headed to Tampa to continue baseball activity.
Pittsburgh’s Francisco Cervelli had three hits and a career-high six RBI, including a three-run homer in the third inning. His two-run double in the eighth pulled the Pirates within 12-10.
Corey Dickerson also had three hits for Pittsburgh, and Moran homered.
Daniel Stumpf (1-0) retired all four batters he faced for his first major league win. Shane Greene pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his fourth save in six opportunities.
Jameson Taillon (2-2) allowed seven runs and 10 hits in 3 2/3 innings.
Martin homered in the first game two pitches after fouling a ball off his groin. He needed about five minutes to regroup before hitting a drive to straightaway center.