AL East News and Rumors
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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…Share Tweet
Rays' Minor League Team Cancels 'A-Rod Juice Box' Promotionnytimes.com 52 minutes agoA 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.Share Tweet
Yankees will wear special caps to honor Bernie Williamsyahoo.com 4 hours agoWith 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…Share Tweet
HistorySource: The M&M Boys: A Profile in Civilitynytimes.com 10 hours agoThe pressure to break Babe Ruth’s home run record could be overwhelming, but it never fractured the friendship of Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle.Share Tweet
Mariners, Blue Jays await fruits of their laborMLB.com 10 hours agoThe 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.Share Tweet
Judge, Severino among top performers in Minors ThursdayMLB.com 17 hours agoYankees 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.Share Tweet
Red Sox's countdown to Rusney Castillo accelerates as bats still flounderESPN.com 18 hours agoRed Sox's countdown to Rusney Castillo accelerates as bats still flounderShare TweetWandy 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.Share Tweet
Shoulder injury lands Travis on 15-day DLMLB.com 20 hours agoDevon Travis was out of the lineup for the fifth straight game as the Blue Jays played the Angels in the series finale on Thursday.Share TweetDavid 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…Share Tweet
Dickey Leads Way as Blue Jays Beat Angels 8-4nytimes.com 22 hours agoR.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.Share Tweet
Sandoval likely to return for series vs. AngelsMLB.com 24 hours agoShane 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 …Share TweetMLB.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…Share Tweet
Pearce Slam, Hardy's RBI Lift Orioles Past Mariners 5-4Steve 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.Share TweetBaseball 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.Share TweetBefore 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.Share Tweet
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."Share Tweet
A-Rod goes to Capitol Hill, Yankees are more lucky than good right nowESPN.com May 21 (yesterday)A-Rod goes to Capitol Hill, Yankees are more lucky than good right nowShare Tweet
Nationals 3, Yankees 2: Foul Fly Ball Lands With Thud, as Do YankeesCarlos 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.Share Tweet
Ellsbury Confident He'll Be Ready For OpenerMar 19Wallace Matthews discusses Jacoby Ellsbury's oblique injury and when he could return to the Yankees.
Sabathia Discusses Spring DebutMar 17Buster 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.
Mets Fall To Red SoxMar 16Matt 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.
A-Rod HomersMar 11Alex Rodriguez hit a home run in the Yankees' 10-6 loss to the Red Sox.
2015 NBA playoffs - Golden State Warriors learning what it takes to be cha…May 21Steve Kerr is trying to impress upon his inexperienced Warriors just how hard the playoffs can be, without them actually proving it by adding to the degree of difficulty.
NBA Playoffs 2015 - Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets going small …May 21The Western Conference finals are downsizing. And while Houston has no problem going small, it might be playing right into Golden State's hand.
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