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Alex Rodriguez is far from the only uncertain part of the Yanke…

Alex Rodriguez is far from the only uncertain part of the Yankees future

nydailynews.com nytimes.com Updated Jan 30, 2013
The latest steroid-tainted twist in the Alex Rodriguez saga has only added to the perception that the Yankees - old, injury-prone and now strapped by a self-imposed salary cap - are headed down a dark alley toward a very uncertain future.
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  • Headley, Pads agree to 1-year, $8,575,000 deal

    Headley, Pads agree to 1-year, $8,575,000 deal

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com MLB.com Jan 30, 2013
    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Chase Headley and the Padres have avoided salary arbitration, agreeing on an $8,575,000, one-year contract that gives the San Diego third baseman a $5.1 million raise following his huge 2012 season.
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  • Mariners agree to one-year deal with RHP Kelley

    Mariners agree to one-year deal with RHP Kelley

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jan 30, 2013
    Shawn Kelley and the Seattle Mariners have agreed to a $935,000, one-year contract that avoids salary arbitration.
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  • MLB to expand investigation into Miami-area clinic

    MLB to expand investigation into Miami-area clinic

    MLB.com Jan 30, 2013
    Major League Baseball, which had been investigating suspected links between an alleged steroids supplier, a Florida health clinic and several players, will expand its investigation based on reporting done by the Miami New Times, an industry source confi…
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  • Mark Teixeira makes one-night-only appearance in ‘Rock of Ages’…

    Mark Teixeira makes one-night-only appearance in ‘Rock of Ages’ on Broadway

    yahoo.com Jan 30, 2013
    Here's a lighter story for fans of the New York Yankees to digest in the wake of the Alex Rodriguez news from the past 48 hours. Since 1980 - when he was born, of course - all Mark Teixeira has wanted to do - aside from destroy fastballs - is rock
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  • Zito receives Hutch Award for humanitarian efforts

    Zito receives Hutch Award for humanitarian efforts

    MLB.com Jan 30, 2013
    Barry Zito's work away from the mound was honored Wednesday when he accepted the 48th Hutch Award for outstanding community service at the annual luncheon at Safeco Field.
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  • Halos add veteran utility man Hall on Minors deal

    Halos add veteran utility man Hall on Minors deal

    MLB.com Jan 30, 2013
    Free-agent infielder Bill Hall has agreed to a Minor League deal with the Angels and will receive an invitation to the club's Major League Spring Training, an industry source confirmed Wednesday.
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  • 'Sweet Lou' is a big hit in return to Seattle

    'Sweet Lou' is a big hit in return to Seattle

    MLB.com Jan 30, 2013
    Lou Piniella, who managed the Mariners from 1993-2002, returned to Seattle to serve at the keynote speaker at Wednesday's luncheon for the 48th Hutch Award, which was presented to Giants pitcher Barry Zito in recognition of his community service.
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  • Yankees Consider Hafner as Designated Hitter

    Yankees Consider Hafner as Designated Hitter

    The Yankees are considering the veteran free agent Travis Hafner as a possible left-handed designated hitter, according to a person familiar with the team's planning.
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  • Roundup: Jays reach a deal with Andy LaRoche

    Roundup: Jays reach a deal with Andy LaRoche

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com MLB.com Jan 30, 2013
    TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to terms with infielder Andy LaRoche on a minor league contract that includes an invitation to spring training.
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  • Canada sports TV confuses Melky Cabrera for Miguel Cabrera in P…

    Canada sports TV confuses Melky Cabrera for Miguel Cabrera in PED graphic

    yahoo.com Jan 30, 2013
    You know what the funniest thing about Canada is? It's the little differences. I mean, they got the same stuff over there that we got here, but just ... just there, it's a little different. Example: Melky Cabrera translates into Miguel Cabrera. Canada's…
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  • Pennington, Diamondbacks finalize 2-year deal

    Pennington, Diamondbacks finalize 2-year deal

    ESPN.com Jan 30, 2013
    The Arizona Diamondbacks have finalized their $5 million, two-year contract with shortstop Cliff Pennington.
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  • Cards ready to break ground at Ballpark Village site

    Cards ready to break ground at Ballpark Village site

    MLB.com Jan 30, 2013
    Having sealed the necessary financing for the project, the Cardinals and real estate development company Cordish Companies began preliminary construction work on what is to be the future site of Ballpark Village. The Cardinals announced that a formal gr…
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  • Marcum Will Fill Dickey's Innings, If Not his Shoes

    Marcum Will Fill Dickey's Innings, If Not his Shoes

    nytimes.com MLB.com Jan 30, 2013
    New Mets pitcher Shaun Marcum said he signed with the team because of the promise of lots of innings, which were freed up when the team traded Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey.
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  • Beachy on track despite 'trying' rehab work

    Beachy on track despite 'trying' rehab work

    MLB.com Jan 30, 2013
    There has been a void in Brandon Beachy's life since he blew out his right elbow while pitching against the Orioles on June 16. With one painful pitch, Beachy went from being on top of the world to being just another of the countless pitchers who have b…
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  • Lightning Rod: In the wake of more PED allegations, there are p…

    Lightning Rod: In the wake of more PED allegations, there are pl…

    CNNSI.com Jan 30, 2013
    In the wake of more PED allegations, there are plenty of opinions as to what should come next for Alex Rodriguez. Which ones make the most sense? Jay Jaffe explores.
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  • Kalish's shoulder surgery successful

    Kalish's shoulder surgery successful

    MLB.com Jan 30, 2013
    The Red Sox announced Tuesday that Ryan Kalish's right-shoulder surgery was successful. The surgery was performed in L.A. earlier in the day.
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  • Spirit Airlines uses ‘A-Rod,’ ‘PED’ advertising puns

    Spirit Airlines uses ‘A-Rod,’ ‘PED’ advertising puns

    yahoo.com Jan 30, 2013
    If you've ever flown Spirit Airlines, or only heard of the discount carrier, you've probably seen some of their pun-laced marketing efforts. Many of them involve sports themes. Kind of. They recently made fun of Manti Te'o (hey, who hasn't?) and now the…
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  • Contract status has A-Rod's future cloudy

    Contract status has A-Rod's future cloudy

    MLB.com Jan 30, 2013
    The immediate assumption is that we've likely seen the end of A-Rod, saddled as he is with hip issues and, now, another doping scandal from which he'll presumably never recover.
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  • Back to school?! Bobby Valentine applies for college job

    Back to school?! Bobby Valentine applies for college job

    yahoo.com Jan 30, 2013
    Never afraid to try something different, Bobby Valentine might be heading from the home dugout at Fenway Park to a small university in Fairfield, Conn. He has applied for the director of athletics position at Sacred Heart, the Connecticut Post has repor…
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  • Cards-Yanks open ESPN's slate of spring telecasts

    Cards-Yanks open ESPN's slate of spring telecasts

    MLB.com Jan 30, 2013
    Adam Berry is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @adamdberry.
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  • Dickey makes humanitarian mission to Mumbai

    Dickey makes humanitarian mission to Mumbai

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Jan 30, 2013
    NEW YORK (AP) -- R.A. Dickey said the pictures and literature couldn't have prepared him for the young boy who approached him last week on one of the squalid streets of Mumbai's red-light district.
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  • Bourn vs. Bourne: The Mets could use a fictional hero who could…

    Bourn vs. Bourne: The Mets could use a fictional hero who could put…

    nytimes.com Jan 30, 2013
    The Mets could use a fictional hero who could put up real numbers.
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  • Reliever Jepsen avoids arbitration with the  Angels

    Reliever Jepsen avoids arbitration with the Angels

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Jan 30, 2013
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- The Los Angeles Angels and reliever Kevin Jepsen have agreed to a one-year contract worth $1,181,250, avoiding arbitration with the hard-throwing right-hander.
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  • Nationals' Harper signed jersey for late Musial

    Nationals' Harper signed jersey for late Musial

    ESPN.com Jan 30, 2013
    Washington Nationals phenom Bryce Harper was able to grant a request for Stan Musial before the baseball icon and Hall of Famer died earlier this month.
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  • Competitive balance leaves no clear favorite

    Competitive balance leaves no clear favorite

    MLB.com Jan 30, 2013
    You know the thing about this baseball season that excites me the most? It's that there's chaos in the land. Go ahead and pick a World Series winner. Tigers? Nationals? Giants? If you asked a dozen baseball fans, you might get a dozen different answers.…
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  • After car accident, Silverio eager for fresh start

    After car accident, Silverio eager for fresh start

    MLB.com Jan 30, 2013
    Alfredo Silverio has come so far he doesn't want to go back. Considering all that the 25-year-old has gone through, it's understandable that he is eager for a fresh start.
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  • Yankees' Pettitte won't pitch for USA in WBC

    Yankees' Pettitte won't pitch for USA in WBC

    ESPN.com Jan 30, 2013
    New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte will not play for Team USA in the upcoming World Baseball Classic, his agent confirmed.
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  • Confident Nationals take notice of Upton trade

    Confident Nationals take notice of Upton trade

    MLB.com Jan 30, 2013
    The Nationals are looking to win their second consecutive National League East title, and they realize it will not be easy. They noticed that the Braves improved themselves last week by acquiring outfielder Justin Upton in a trade that sent infielder/ou…
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  • Report: Vizquel is new Angels infield instructor

    Report: Vizquel is new Angels infield instructor

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jan 30, 2013
    Infielder Omar Vizquel, who retired this past season after a 24-year career, is the Los Angeles Angels' new roving infield instructor, MLB.com reported.
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  • Prince Fielder needs a $10,000 pair of Air Jordans soon - and o…

    Prince Fielder needs a $10,000 pair of Air Jordans soon - and only Eminem can help (Video)

    yahoo.com Jan 30, 2013
    "Detroit Rubber" seems like a show that should be on regular TV and not just YouTube's LOUD channel, but that's where it is right now. It chronicles the lives of the guys who run the Burn Rubber shoe boutique in Royal Oak, Mich., just outside …
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  • Padres sign Freddy Garcia to minor league deal

    Padres sign Freddy Garcia to minor league deal

    CNNSI.com Jan 30, 2013
    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Freddy Garcia and the San Diego Padres have agreed to a minor league contract that includes an invitation to spring training.
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  • If MLB is going to clean up its sport, the government has to go…

    If MLB is going to clean up its sport, the government has to go after Anthony Bosch, his clinic and his 'patients' -- including

    You may be one of those, like Lance Armstrong’s enablers, who fall back now on the defense that Everybody Was Doing It. But if you believe these guys are cheats, if you are one who believes that what the juicers have done is a form of athletic fraud, th
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  • Video - Mint Condition: How Is Topps Impacted By A-Rod? 03:44

    Mint Condition: How Is Topps Impacted By A-Rod?

    Jan 30
    Topps VP of Sports Mark Sapir joins Michele Steele to discuss the launch of Topps Series 1 Baseball and the impact of PED allegations on Alex Rodriguez Topps products.
  • Video - Alex Rodriguez Denies Allegations 07:41

    Alex Rodriguez Denies Allegations

    Jan 30
    Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss whether they believe Alex Rodriguez's denial of his involvement with Anthony Bosch.

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    Jan 30
    Fans of old-school football should rejoice about the Ravens-49ers matchup. It should be power football at its finest.
  • Sources -- Memphis Grizzlies agree in principle to trade Rudy Gay to Toron…

    Jan 30
    The Memphis Grizzlies and Toronto Raptors have agreed in principle on a trade that will send leading scorer Rudy Gay to the Raptors, according to sources with knowledge of the deal.
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    Jan 30
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