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David Wright should have shut himself down earlier in World Baseball Classic and remembered his contract is with NY Mets, not TeUpdated Mar 15 Share TweetDavid Wright is a gamer, we all know that by now, and that’s at least partly why Mets fans have come to love him over the years. So you know his heart was in the right place when he continued to play for Team USA after feeling discomfort in his rib-cage
Salty's blast backs Doubront's strong outingUpdated Mar 15 Share TweetFelix Doubront tossed four shutout innings and Jarrod Saltalamacchia blasted a two-run homer in a 5-0 blanking of the Twins on Friday.
Yadi cuts down Rollins to halt USA's running gameUpdated Mar 15 Share TweetThe way Puerto Rico right-hander Nelson Figueroa was throwing on Friday night, he didn't need much help from his defense. But he picked up a big assist from his catcher to end the sixth inning. Yadier Molina showed why he is one of the toughest in the g…
Versatile Aviles clutch in Classic vs. Team USAUpdated Mar 15 Share TweetUtility man Mike Aviles showed how valuable he can be for the Indians with another clutch performance in the World Baseball Classic, providing two key hits in Puerto Rico's elimination game against Team USA.
Deduno's Classic performance resonatesUpdated Mar 15 Share TweetThe Dominican Republic is headed to the World Baseball Classic semifinals and Twins right-hander Samuel Deduno is a big reason why.
D.R.'s reaction to win hot topic on U.S. teamUpdated Mar 15 Share TweetA day after players from the Dominican Republic engaged in some no-holds-barred celebrations in response to their 3-1 World Baseball Classic victory against Team USA, it became apparent that some American players weren't overly thrilled.
Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford taking things ‘day-by-day’ in latest rehab stintUpdated Mar 15 Share TweetPHOENIX - While half of his teammates were in the middle of an afternoon game against the San Diego Padres and half of his teammates were getting ready to play the Kansas City Royals on Friday night, Carl Crawford showered. On Friday, Crawford - shu
Middlebrooks' success a product of familyUpdated Mar 15 Share TweetWill Middlebrooks has found success in most of his ventures, which hardly makes him rare in his household.Share TweetThere are clubs for which pitching appears to be the big variable heading into the 2013 regular season. The Milwaukee Brewers are definitely in that category.Share TweetThe Detroit Tigers say minor league right-hander Cesar Carrillo has been suspended 100 games for violating baseball's minor league drug prevention and treatment program.
Blackley remaining confident in work despite resultsUpdated Mar 15 Share TweetInconsistency has hurt Travis Blackley this spring, but the lefty's still hopeful it won't do the same for his chances of making the team. That's because Blackley is actually happy with how he's been throwing, particularly after shaking off a bout of fo…
White Sox optimistic, but won't rush DanksUpdated Mar 15 Share TweetIn the matter of John Danks breaking camp as part of the White Sox starting rotation, pitching coach Don Cooper remains optimistic but realistic.
LaTorre cherishes World Baseball Classic experienceUpdated Mar 15 Share TweetThough the Giants reassigned Tyler LaTorre to Minor League camp Friday, he brought some big-time memories with him. LaTorre rejoined the Giants after a rousing stint in the World Baseball Classic with Italy, which qualified for the tournament's second r…
Aramis returns to lineup after extended absenceUpdated Mar 15 Share TweetAramis Ramirez played for the first time in nearly two weeks on Friday, making a successful return as he grounded into a double play and ran out an infield single.
Classic featuring plenty of in-game celebratingUpdated Mar 15 Share TweetA different energy level has overtaken the World Baseball Classic, where players are jumping around on the field like kids winning the Little League World Series.
Torre weighs in on Wright's injured intercostalUpdated Mar 15 Share TweetTeam USA losing the services of David Wright has brought attention to the greatest fear of the World Baseball Classic -- injuries.Share TweetTeam Japan surprised some of the Cubs with their power but in the end, Chicago shortstop Javier Baez stole the show. Baez hit a pair of home runs, including a walk-off two-run shot in the ninth, to power the Cubs to a 7-5 victory over Team Japan in an e…
San Francisco prepping for World Baseball ClassicUpdated Mar 15 Share TweetThis weekend, AT&T Park will host another marquee baseball event, this time expanding the venue's horizons around the globe, as the World Baseball Classic semifinals and final come to the place that has seen so much already in its relatively short l…
Morban crushes two homers as Mariners top HalosUpdated Mar 15 Share TweetMariners first baseman Justin Smoak broke an early tie with an opposite-field homer in the fourth inning, and a split Seattle squad topped the Angels, 8-5, on Friday afternoon in Tempe.
Jays minor leaguers hear talk on anti-gay slursUpdated Mar 15 Share TweetThe founder of an organization that promotes equality among all athletes has talked to Toronto Blue Jays minor leaguers about the damaging effects of anti-gay slurs.
Hall to honor doc behind Tommy John surgeryUpdated Mar 15 Share TweetDr. Frank Jobe, who developed the elbow procedure known as "Tommy John surgery" that has helped baseball players extend their careers, will be honored during Hall of Fame induction weekend on July 27.
Pence, Torres provide thump as Cain shinesUpdated Mar 15 Share TweetHunter Pence drove in three runs with a homer and a double to back Matt Cain's pitching and propel the San Francisco Giants to a 5-2 Cactus League victory Friday over the Texas Rangers.
Viciedo, Sox slam Cubs in final spring meetingUpdated Mar 15 Share TweetAs rivalry games between the Cubs and White Sox go, Friday's 15-3 White Sox victory at Camelback Ranch wouldn't rank on the list of Top 10 matchups.Share TweetThe New York Yankees have added yet another backup outfielder/designated hitter, signing Brennan Boesch to a one-year contract Friday.
Sabathia pleased with spring debut for YankeesUpdated Mar 15 Share TweetNew York Yankees ace CC Sabathia ace made his spring debut on Friday.Share TweetDerek Jeter plans to be in the Yankees' lineup playing shortstop on Saturday against the Phillies at George M. Steinbrenner Field, marking his first defensive duty in consecutive games.
Manuel looking for more from young relieversUpdated Mar 15 Share TweetThe Phillies have been looking for relievers who can pitch more than an inning. So far this spring, they've used seven different relievers in a longer role.
Cleveland Does a Little DanceUpdated Mar 15 Share TweetNick Swisher leads the Indians in a dance called the Tito--"just a little swivel in the hips."Source: nytimes.com
Hudson acknowledges he has work to doUpdated Mar 15 Share TweetWhen Tim Hudson exited his start against the Tigers on Feb. 27, he was confident that he would have plenty of time to build necessary arm strength. But with two weeks left until the regular season, the veteran is growing a little more concerned.
‘Mike Trout Field’? Millville High in New Jersey to rename ballpark after favorite sonUpdated Mar 15 Share TweetMike Trout's hometown of Millville, N.J., just sounds like a place a comic book superhero might be from. Mike Trout is real, however, and his postgraduate deeds for Millville High School aren't superhuman - but they are super kind. And his alma mater apShare TweetErick Aybar delivered for the Dominican Republic on Thursday, despite a two-strike count. And the second strike called was deemed questionable by Aybar and his team.
Rays shave heads for Pediatric Cancer FoundationUpdated Mar 15 Share Tweet"Fortune Favors the Bald" T-shirts were the order of the day on Friday at the Charlotte Sports Park. Rays players, coaches, staff, the manager, and countless others from the organization convened on the deck above right field to have their hea…
Sutter helping out at Cards camp for first timeUpdated Mar 15 Share TweetThis year there's a new face at Cardinals camp, as the organization finally convinced Hall-of-Fame closer Bruce Sutter to return to uniform as an extra coach.Share TweetPirates left-hander Wandy Rodriguez has been tabbed to start for the Dominican Republic on Saturday at Marlins Park at 1 p.m. ET, in the final game of Pool 2 in this year's World Baseball Classic.Share TweetBrad Peacock has a good shot at earning a spot in the Houston Astros starting rotation for the 2013 season. But even if he doesn’t, his baseball roots might be worthy of future royalties from a screenwriter somewhere. According to the Houston Chronicle,Share TweetAs Zack Greinke continues to work his way back from inflammation in his right elbow, he is running out of time to be ready for his scheduled April 2 start.
Morales out with bulging disk in backUpdated Mar 15 Share TweetRed Sox lefty Franklin Morales was diagnosed with a bulging disk in his back when he visited a doctor in Boston this week, according to multiple reports Friday morning.Share TweetWith David Wright likely out of the Classic with a back issue, Chase Headley has accepted an invitation to join Team USA if the club advances to the next round.
Perennial slow starters aim to hit fast track this yearUpdated Mar 15 Share TweetTo accommodate players participating in the World Baseball Classic, camps started earlier -- and will run longer -- than usual. For players with reputations for slow starts, it's an opportunity to squeeze in extra at-bats during Spring Training -- or, e…
Crasnick: D.R.'s win over Team USA is baseball at its bestUpdated Mar 15 Share TweetDominican Republic's emotional win over Team USA definitely baseball at its bestShare TweetWe didn't get the slugfest that many - including a couple of your Stewies - were expecting Thursday in the USA vs. Dominican Republic clash in the World Baseball Classic. But we got a tight game, an exciting game and a game that surely added a little
NY Mets great and Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver feeling better, winning his battle with Lyme diseaseUpdated Mar 15 Share TweetThe voice on the other end of the phone was once again that of a joyful winemaker whose lust for life, fun and good spirits has known no bounds. But as Tom Seaver confided, in and around expressing his elation at what it was like just to feel good again…Source: nydailynews.comShare TweetCraig Kimbrel's body of work speaks for itself, which makes what transpired in the ninth inning on Thursday night at Marlins Park so improbable.