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Andy Pettitte feels new teammate Kevin Youkilis will bring intensity to Yankees
nydailynews.com Updated Feb 15, 2013
Kevin Youkilis may have some ground to make up with Yankee fans, but Andy Pettitte loves the new guy already. And perhaps more significantly, he thinks Youkilis will give the Yankees something they need, adding some Paul O’Neill-like intensity on a dailUpvote Share Tweet
yahoo.com Updated Feb 15, 2013They say time heals all wounds, and it appears the three months that have passed since the Miami Marlins traded Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, Josh Johnson, John Buck and Emilio Bonifacio to the Toronto Blue Jays have gone a long way towards soothing the ang…Upvote Share TweetJair Jurrjens and the Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.Upvote Share TweetGOODYEAR, Ariz. - Michael Bourn has been to major league spring training camp before, many times, and has played baseball for most of his life. And yet, during his first day with the Cleveland Indians, Bourn looked like a lost high school freshman at tiUpvote Share Tweet
Sources: Medical staff issues hampered SoxNew allegations surrounding the Red Sox's former trainer and team doctor are the latest indicator of what one team source described as "open warfare" between various factions of the team's previous medical staff.Upvote Share Tweet
What if other baseball feuds were rap battles?yahoo.com Updated Feb 15, 2013When Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer released a new rap song titled "You Don't Know Me" many people thought it was aimed at ex-Arizona Diamondbacks teammate Miguel Montero. That made us think: What if other baseball feuds turned into ra…Upvote Share TweetThe Washington Nationals and right-hander Jordan Zimmermann have agreed to a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration.Upvote Share Tweet
Nelson working hard to become more explosiveRockies third baseman Chris Nelson's task this season is to get going faster. Nelson batted .301 with nine home runs and 53 RBIs in 111 games last season, but knew the secret to more production was in his legs. More speed could make him more of a threat…Upvote Share Tweet
Rangers reshaping team identity without YoungMichael Young's stature among his teammates, the stature achieved during 13 seasons of solid production and leadership, is one of the more interesting things the Rangers will be attempting to replace this season.Upvote Share Tweet
Votto: Knee 'not perfect' but feels 'really good'Joey Votto is really looking forward to rounding the bases.Upvote Share TweetChipper Jones and Fred McGriff will always be linked as the corner infielders of Atlanta's 1995 World Series champion team. This week they will serve as the guest Spring Training instructors for the Braves.Upvote Share Tweet
Choo under scrutiny during first workout with RedsAfter the full squad reported to camp on Friday, the Reds held an afternoon workout. No player came under as much scrutiny as new Shin-Soo Choo, as 25 members of the South Korean media were issued credentials to cover his first workout.Upvote Share Tweet
Boras: Calls increasing for Lohse, unsigned free agentsSpring Training has begun, and Kyle Lohse is still looking for a team. But according to agent Scott Boras, the right-hander is drawing more interest as the days go by.Upvote Share Tweet
Optimism abounds after full-squad workoutRoyals Spring Training is officially on. The first full-squad workout was held on Friday, ending in mid-afternoon sunshine and temperatures in the low 70s.Upvote Share TweetPEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- Whatever critics in his home country had to say about Felix Hernandez, it all seemed many miles away Friday when the star pitcher reported to Mariners spring training.Upvote Share Tweet
Wells takes high road regarding new roleThe situation that currently surrounds Vernon Wells reeks of Bobby Abreu heading into Spring Training last year -- big-name player, coming off a subpar season, with an immovable contract and without a defined role.Upvote Share Tweet
Weiss sees Young as potential 'super-utility guy'New Rockies manager Walt Weiss' stated goal of increasing his team's versatility and aggressiveness on the bases could be a boon to the fortunes of Eric Young Jr.Upvote Share TweetAt a time when the words "medication" and "baseball" are almost always linked to bad news, Zack Greinke connected those dots on Friday to share good news.Upvote Share Tweet
Villalona reports to Giants as long journey endsGiants manager Bruce Bochy envisions few issues or distractions with the arrival of former top first base prospect Angel Villalona, who 3.5 years ago was charged with murder in his native Dominican Republic.Upvote Share TweetDUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) -- Melky Cabrera has joined his new Blue Jays teammates, saying he made a mistake with drugs last year and was looking forward to playing for Toronto this season.Upvote Share Tweet
Mets plan to use Mejia as starter upon arrivalStill unsure of when Jenrry Mejia may arrive at camp, Mets manager Terry Collins reiterated Friday that Mejia will work as a starter once an issue with his visa is resolved and he rejoins the Mets.Upvote Share Tweet
Flowers caught in a tough situation replacing A.J.Catcher Tyler Flowers is tasked with the tough job of following fan favorite A.J. Pierzynski behind the dish on Chicago's South Side.Upvote Share TweetFirst, the Miami New Times obtained some records of South Florida "anti-aging" clinic Biogenesis, which appears to tie MLB players to banned performance enhancing drugs. Then Yahoo obtained additional Biogenesis records, naming additional players. MoreUpvote Share Tweet
New pact doesn't dampen Pagan's desire to winAngel Pagan, the Giants' center fielder and leadoff hitter, reported to camp Friday and vowed to maintain the determined approach that benefited San Francisco during its World Series-winning 2012 season.Upvote Share Tweet
You Know Spring Training Is Here When You Read Sentences Like "Denard Span Said He Started Screaming And Making Noises To Discoudeadspin.com Updated Feb 15, 2013There is no baseball, no real, meaningful baseball for another 44 days. But the dead zone of the sports calendar has quickened considerably by the advent of spring training. Camps in Arizona and Florida stir to life, as co-workers who haven't seen each …Upvote Share TweetTAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Teammates of Kevin Youkilis were waiting to razz him when the third baseman walked into the New York Yankees clubhouse on Friday.Upvote Share Tweet
Listening to Mets, Santana says WBC unlikelyNew York Mets left-hander Johan Santana unlikely to pitch in World Baseball Classic.Upvote Share TweetWe're probably going to hear a lot of sad/funny/pathetic anecdotes this season about the Miami Marlins, the team that flushed itself down the toilet when owner Jeffrey Loria traded most of the team to the Toronto Blue Jays in November. Today's head-shak…Upvote Share Tweet
Morneau focusing on wins over contract statusAfter 10 seasons with the Twins, it's hard for Justin Morneau to imagine himself in a different uniform.Upvote Share TweetTexas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz wants to cooperate with MLB's probe into PEDs.Upvote Share Tweet
Pitching questions for Nationals and BravesThis week, Cliff Corcoran will break down what to watch in each team's camp as part of SI.com's spring training preview. Teams are listed by their order of finish from 2012. Note: The Big Prospect is a player who will be in major league camp but has not…Upvote Share TweetCliff Corcoran wraps up his week of spring training previews by looking at the AL East, where new faces young and old could make it the most interesting division in baseball.Upvote Share Tweet
Crane, Postolos to join team before full workoutAstros owner Jim Crane and president and CEO George Postolos will be arriving in camp for Saturday's first official full-squad workout of the spring, manager Bo Porter said.Upvote Share TweetOakland Athletics closer Grant Balfour had right knee surgery Thursday and is expected to miss four to six weeks.Upvote Share Tweet
Position players arrive early to get a leg up at campThe first few early mornings of Spring Training are all about pitchers and catchers. It's their arrival, after all, that signals the dawn of a new baseball season. But many position players show up and begin working out ahead of the first official full-…Upvote Share TweetAs far as the Rays are concerned, Evan Longoria is The Man. His health is tantamount to the success of the team, which explained manager Joe Maddon's feeling about seeing Longoria bouncing about the clubhouse.Upvote Share Tweet
Elbow injury sidelines prospect Liriano for 2013Outfielder Rymer Liriano, ranked No. 3 among all players in the San Diego farm system, will miss the 2013 season after undergoing reconstructive elbow surgery.Upvote Share TweetNationals closer Rafael Soriano will not be absent for long. He was able to get his visa in the Dominican Republic on Friday and will report to camp by Saturday, according to manager Davey Johnson.Upvote Share Tweet
YES Network needs to help Yankees star Alex Rodriguez repair his reputationnydailynews.com Updated Feb 15, 2013Rodriguez doesn’t need the big “60 Minutes” moment. He’s been there before and burned himself. In 2007 he lied to Katie Couric, saying he never used steroids, HGH or any performance-enhancing drugs. YES is a totally different environment.Upvote Share Tweet
The MLB Over/Unders I'm Not Touchinggrantland.com Updated Feb 15, 2013Wednesday was a special day here at Casa Keri. Upon reading the big news, I stripped down to my custom-made Youppi Underoos, poured a case of Great Di...Upvote Share Tweet
Ryan Braun Linked to BiogenesisFeb 15T.J. Quinn reports on the documents obtained by "Outside the Lines" that link Ryan Braun to Biogenesis.
Ryan Braun's Name Appears on Additional Clinic DocumentsFeb 15Doug Kezirian talks to ESPN Investigative Reporter T.J. Quinn about the latest developments regarding Ryan Braun's link to Biogenesis.
BBTN Special: Athletics CampFeb 15Karl Ravech, Tim Kurkjian and Curt Schilling report from Athletics spring training.
Reyes Blasts Marlins OwnerFeb 15Jose Reyes wasn't happy with how Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria handled his trade.
The Sports Guy dusts off a time-tested hypothesisFeb 15Rajon Rondo is testing the bedrock of the Sports Guy's theories; now it's time for an update of the original.