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Rays minor-league team cancels A-Rod juice box promo after Yank…

Rays minor-league team cancels A-Rod juice box promo after Yankees complain

yahoo.com Updated 3 hours ago
Here's something you don't see every day: the New York Yankees are defending Alex Rodriguez. After a Tampa Bay Rays minor-league team planned a promo night poking fun at their infamous slugger, the Yankees objected that it was in poor taste. And now, th…
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  • Rays' Minor League Team Cancels 'A-Rod Juice Box' Promotion

    Rays' Minor League Team Cancels 'A-Rod Juice Box' Promotion

    nytimes.com 52 minutes ago
    A minor league team of the Tampa Bay Rays has canceled an "A-Rod Juice Box" promotion that barbed slugger Alex Rodriguez after a complaint by the New York Yankees.
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  • Yankees will wear special caps to honor Bernie Williams

    Yankees will wear special caps to honor Bernie Williams

    yahoo.com 4 hours ago
    With the New York Yankees set to retire Bernie Williams' No. 51 on Sunday, he's getting the same sort of cap treatment that Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera received in recent years. That is, the Yankees will wear a special cap in Sunday's game to honor W…
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  • HistorySource: The M&M Boys: A Profile in Civility

    HistorySource: The M&M Boys: A Profile in Civility

    nytimes.com 10 hours ago
    The pressure to break Babe Ruth’s home run record could be overwhelming, but it never fractured the friendship of Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle.
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  • Mariners, Blue Jays await fruits of their labor

    Mariners, Blue Jays await fruits of their labor

    MLB.com 10 hours ago
    The Blue Jays and Mariners enter their weekend series in Toronto in similar states of frustration. Unwittingly, they have illustrated that you can get so many things right in the offseason and still have so much go wrong in the season itself.
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  • Judge, Severino among top performers in Minors Thursday

    Judge, Severino among top performers in Minors Thursday

    MLB.com 17 hours ago
    Yankees top prospect Luis Severino didn't allow a hit in five innings in his return from injury and No. 2 prospect Aaron Judge hit a walk-off sac fly for the Thunder in the 13th inning.
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  • Red Sox's countdown to Rusney Castillo accelerates as bats stil…

    Red Sox's countdown to Rusney Castillo accelerates as bats still flounder

    ESPN.com 18 hours ago
    Red Sox's countdown to Rusney Castillo accelerates as bats still flounder
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  • Moreland's bat more than enough vs. Red Sox

    Moreland's bat more than enough vs. Red Sox

    MLB.com nytimes.com 19 hours ago
    Wandy Rodriguez kept the Red Sox in their offensive funk while leading the Rangers to an 3-1 victory in the rubber match of a three-game series.
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  • Shoulder injury lands Travis on 15-day DL

    Shoulder injury lands Travis on 15-day DL

    MLB.com 20 hours ago
    Devon Travis was out of the lineup for the fifth straight game as the Blue Jays played the Angels in the series finale on Thursday.
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  • Rays alone in 1st place with shutout of A's

    Rays alone in 1st place with shutout of A's

    MLB.com nytimes.com 21 hours ago
    David DeJesus provided most of the offense and the Rays' pitching did its part in a 3-0 win over the A's on Thursday night with a crowd of 10,605 watching at Tropicana Field. The victory lifted Tampa Bay into sole possession of first place in the AL Eas…
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  • Dickey Leads Way as Blue Jays Beat Angels 8-4

    Dickey Leads Way as Blue Jays Beat Angels 8-4

    nytimes.com 22 hours ago
    R.A. Dickey snapped a two-start losing streak with a complete game, Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run home run and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-4 on Thursday night.
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  • Sandoval likely to return for series vs. Angels

    Sandoval likely to return for series vs. Angels

    MLB.com 24 hours ago
    Shane Victorino was a scratch Thursday due to general soreness centralized to the left calf, but the good news for the Red Sox is that third baseman Pablo Sandoval, who was belted on the left knee by a pitch Tuesday, should return to the lineup for the …
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  • Tanaka throws three scoreless in rehab start

    Tanaka throws three scoreless in rehab start

    MLB.com May 21 (yesterday)
    Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka successfully began his Minor League rehabilitation assignment at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Thursday night with three scoreless innings, throwing 25 of his 41 pitches for strikes. Tanaka threw 29 pitches in a bullpen s…
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  • Pearce Slam, Hardy's RBI Lift Orioles Past Mariners 5-4

    Pearce Slam, Hardy's RBI Lift Orioles Past Mariners 5-4

    nytimes.com May 21 (yesterday)
    Steve Pearce hit his first career grand slam, J.J. Hardy singled in the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning and the Baltimore Orioles weathered a lengthy rain delay and a comeback by the Seattle Mariners in a 5-4 victory Thursday.
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  • Manfred Says Yanks Have Grounds to Not Pay A-Rod Bonus

    Manfred Says Yanks Have Grounds to Not Pay A-Rod Bonus

    nytimes.com May 21 (yesterday)
    Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said he thinks the New York Yankees have grounds not to pay Alex Rodriguez a $6 million marketing bonus for tying Willie Mays for fourth place on the career home run list.
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  • Sports of The Times: Bryce Harper Gives Yankees a Glimpse of Wh…

    Sports of The Times: Bryce Harper Gives Yankees a Glimpse of What They’re Missing

    Before his third-inning ejection on Wednesday night, Harper had hit 10 home runs in his past 12 games, including six in one three-game stretch.
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  • Actor Ferrara joins 'Express Written Consent'

    Actor Ferrara joins 'Express Written Consent'

    MLB.com May 21 (yesterday)
    "Entourage" star Jerry Ferrara talked about his latest film and discussed his childhood memories of the Yankees recently while taking in a game at Dodger Stadium on "Express Written Consent."
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  • A-Rod goes to Capitol Hill, Yankees are more lucky than good ri…

    A-Rod goes to Capitol Hill, Yankees are more lucky than good right now

    ESPN.com May 21 (yesterday)
    A-Rod goes to Capitol Hill, Yankees are more lucky than good right now
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  • Nationals 3, Yankees 2: Foul Fly Ball Lands With Thud, as Do Ya…

    Nationals 3, Yankees 2: Foul Fly Ball Lands With Thud, as Do Yankees

    nytimes.com May 21 (yesterday)
    Carlos Beltran let a ball fall foul without trying to make a play, and the prolonged at-bat wound up costing the Yankees, who have lost seven of eight.
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  • Video - Ellsbury Confident He'll Be Ready For Opener 02:15

    Ellsbury Confident He'll Be Ready For Opener

    Mar 19
    Wallace Matthews discusses Jacoby Ellsbury's oblique injury and when he could return to the Yankees.
  • Video - Sabathia Discusses Spring Debut 00:46

    Sabathia Discusses Spring Debut

    Mar 17
    Buster Olney speaks with Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia about his first pitching outing since May. He allowed two runs in two innings Tuesday against the Blue Jays.
  • Video - Mets Fall To Red Sox 00:28

    Mets Fall To Red Sox

    Mar 16
    Matt Harvey allowed three hits over four scoreless innings for his second strong start following elbow surgery, but the Mets lost to the Red Sox 4-3.
  • Video - A-Rod Homers 00:39

    A-Rod Homers

    Mar 11
    Alex Rodriguez hit a home run in the Yankees' 10-6 loss to the Red Sox.

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