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Rodriguez Gets Walk in First Game in 18 Months

Rodriguez Gets Walk in First Game in 18 Months

nytimes.com nydailynews.com Updated 9 hours ago
Alex Rodriguez singled in his first at-bat in nearly 18 months as the formerly banished player began his attempted comeback with the New York Yankees with a Spring Training contest in Tampa, Florida on Wednesday.
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  • Drew still learning nuances of playing second

    Drew still learning nuances of playing second

    MLB.com 17 hours ago
    Stephen Drew accepted the challenge of learning a new position on the fly last season, instantly becoming a second baseman in the Yankees' eyes when he dropped his bags in the clubhouse. He's hoping that a full spring will allow him to finish that trans…
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  • New Bucs battery makes most of first pairing

    New Bucs battery makes most of first pairing

    MLB.com 17 hours ago
    The Bucs plugged in a new battery on Wednesday. Gerrit Cole and his spring ERA both liked the connection. In the start against the Blue Jays, a 4-1 Pirates loss, Cole was paired in game conditions for the first time with Francisco Cervelli, and the two …
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  • First game in pinstripes 'amazing feeling' for Didi

    First game in pinstripes 'amazing feeling' for Didi

    MLB.com 18 hours ago
    For all of the winter discussion about Didi Gregorius' upcoming challenge in taking over Derek Jeter's old position, the new Yankees shortstop says that he hasn't heard any comparisons from the fans during these first weeks of workouts at George M. Stei…
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  • Pillar's RBI Double Leads Blue Jays Past Pirates 4-1

    Pillar's RBI Double Leads Blue Jays Past Pirates 4-1

    nytimes.com 19 hours ago
    Marcus Stroman looked sharp in his first spring training outing and Kevin Pillar hit an RBI double Wednesday as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1.
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  • Gausman's short spring debut part of Orioles' plan

    Gausman's short spring debut part of Orioles' plan

    MLB.com 19 hours ago
    Kevin Gausman's spring debut didn't last long, as the right-hander worked a scoreless first inning on 14 pitches in Wednesday's game against the Tigers. But that's all part of the Orioles' plan, as the club hopes the young right-hander can avoid getting…
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  • A-Rod singles in first spring training at-bat

    A-Rod singles in first spring training at-bat

    ESPN.com nytimes.com 20 hours ago
    It took nearly 18 months for Alex Rodriguez to get back on a baseball field -- and just one at-bat to get back into the game with a single his first time up in Wednesday's spring training game between the Yankees and the Phillies.
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  • Slowey makes strong first impression

    Slowey makes strong first impression

    MLB.com 20 hours ago
    Kevin Slowey, who is trying to earn a spot on the Opening Day roster, tossed two scoreless frames in the Phillies' 3-1 win over the Yankees on Wednesday afternoon at George M. Steinbrenner Field.
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  • Red Sox CF Castillo sidelined by oblique strain

    Red Sox CF Castillo sidelined by oblique strain

    ESPN.com 21 hours ago
    Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo will be out indefinitely after an MRI showed a strained left oblique muscle, manager John Farrell said Wednesday.
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  • Middlebrooks embraces fresh start with Padres

    Middlebrooks embraces fresh start with Padres

    MLB.com 21 hours ago
    Healthy and happy, Will Middlebrooks has impressed early in Padres camp, especially defensively. Middlebrooks would love nothing more than to get back to that place where he was in the second half of 2013, the year the Red Sox won the World Series.
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  • Blue Jays keeping open mind about closer situation

    Blue Jays keeping open mind about closer situation

    MLB.com 22 hours ago
    The Blue Jays are still at least a couple of weeks away from making a decision on their closer situation, but there's a scenario where both Brett Cecil and Aaron Sanchez could share the role.
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  • Joel Hanrahan needs Tommy John surgery again, so Tigers release…

    Joel Hanrahan needs Tommy John surgery again, so Tigers release him

    yahoo.com 22 hours ago
    The news was doubly bad Wednesday for Joel Hanrahan, the ex-All Star closer who was trying to prove himself to the Detroit Tigers: He needs another Tommy John, so the Tigers released him. Hanrahan had elbow surgery early in the 2013 season when he was w…
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  • Cobb gets start for Rays on Opening Day

    Cobb gets start for Rays on Opening Day

    ESPN.com 22 hours ago
    The Tampa Bay Rays have selected right-hander Alex Cobb as their Opening Day starting pitcher.
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  • Healthy Spring Training important to Breslow

    Healthy Spring Training important to Breslow

    MLB.com 22 hours ago
    As Craig Breslow trotted out to the mound in Tuesday's exhibition game against Boston College, the Red Sox left-hander had an unusual feeling. After dealing with left shoulder tendinitis in 2013 and then a strained left shoulder in '14, Breslow pitched …
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  • Sports Briefing | Baseball: Cespedes’s Blast Fuels Spring Train…

    Sports Briefing | Baseball: Cespedes’s Blast Fuels Spring Training Rout by Tigers

    nytimes.com Mar 4 (yesterday)
    Yoenis Cespedes hit a grand slam in his first game for Detroit, and Ian Kinsler added a three-run homer against the Baltimore Orioles.
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  • Homegrown Yankees finally cause stir at camp as Aaron Judge, Gr…

    Homegrown Yankees finally cause stir at camp as Aaron Judge, Greg Bird and Luis Severino impress 

    nydailynews.com Mar 4 (yesterday)
    The crowds at Steinbrenner Field are decidedly smaller this spring, just as the buzz about this Yankee team has been decidedly muted.
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  • Video - Breaking Down A-Rod's First Game Back 02:54

    Breaking Down A-Rod's First Game Back

    Mar 4
    Karl Ravech, John Kruk and Buster Olney evaluate Alex Rodriguez's performance in his first baseball game in nearly 18 months.
  • Video - A-Rod Singles In First At-Bat 00:38

    A-Rod Singles In First At-Bat

    Mar 4
    Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez singled to left field in his first at-bat since he was suspended by the league for use of performance-enhancing drugs.
  • Video - Replacing Derek Jeter 03:05

    Replacing Derek Jeter

    Mar 4
    Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius discusses replacing Derek Jeter and how he will fit in New York.
  • Video - Longoria, Rays Excited For New Season 02:54

    Longoria, Rays Excited For New Season

    Mar 2
    Rays third baseman Evan Longoria discusses being a leader on the team and what new manager Kevin Cash can bring to Tampa Bay.

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