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AL East News and Rumors
Rays place Niemann on 15-day disabled listESPN.com Apr 5, 2013The Tampa Bay Rays have put right-hander Jeff Niemann on the 15-day disabled list because of soreness in his pitching shoulder.Share TweetChris Davis became just the fourth Major Leaguer to homer in the first four games to start a season by launching a go-ahead grand slam in the eighth inning to give the Orioles a 9-5 win over the Twins on Friday afternoon.Share TweetBOSTON -- Boston Red Sox president Larry Lucchino stood in an empty Fenway Park to discuss the ballpark improvements for the upcoming season.Share TweetJohn Farrell knows by now that there's a large contingent of Toronto fans and media members who will never support his willingness to leave the Blue Jays after just two seasons so he could take his self-proclaimed dream job of managing the Boston Red So…Share TweetChris Davis extended his torrid start with a grand slam and five RBIs, and the Baltimore Orioles used a five-run eighth inning to beat Minnesota 9-5 Friday in their home opener.Share TweetBALTIMORE -- Second baseman Brian Roberts has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Baltimore Orioles with a strained right hamstring.Share Tweet
Yankees recall Hughes off DL to start SaturdayESPN.com Apr 5, 2013Having lost three out of their first four games and with a team ERA of 6.43, the New York Yankees are recalling right-hander Phil Hughes from the disabled list to start Saturday's game against the Tigers.Share Tweet
Challenge answered: Your Crazy Bat Guy memesLet's all have one more laugh about the Crazy Bat Guy from Tuesday's Toronto Blue Jays game before he becomes just an early footnote to the 2013 baseball season. In our latest reader challenge, we asked you to create and send us some crazy memes of Craz…Share TweetPrince Fielder hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the fifth inning and added a soaring, two-run shot in the seventh to lift the Detroit Tigers to an 8-3 win over the New York Yankees on Friday in the Comerica Park opener.Share TweetJose Bautista was forced to sit out Friday night's game against the Red Sox because of a twisted right ankle, suffered while attempting to beat out a double play in the eighth inning of Thursday's 10-8 win against the Indians.Share TweetNew York Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda threw 36 pitches in a bullpen session Friday morning and, barring a setback, is expected to make his next scheduled start on Monday against the Indians in Cleveland.Share TweetDETROIT (AP) -- Derek Jeter may not return to the New York Yankees until next month and his replacement at shortstop, Eduardo Nunez, joined the team's long list of banged-up players.Share TweetThe Juice returns for season No. 6! It's almost eligible for free-agency! Stop by daily for news from the action, along with great photos, stats, video highlights and more. Oh, these are the Toronto Blue Jays who are "built to score runs." The Jays - aShare TweetAndy Pettitte pitched the Yankees to their first win of the season and Mariano Rivera made a successful return to the mound in New York's 4-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night.Share TweetMinnesota Twins pitchers might have nightmares - of a big, bulging slugger wearing a No. 19 Baltimore Orioles jersey. The Twins are the next team to face Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles, the hottest hitter in baseball, who is destroying pitches atShare Tweet
Pettitte-Rivera duo a treat to be savored as clock ticksFor the first time since July 8, 2010, in Seattle, Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera both pitched for the Yankees in a regular-season game. Just like Thursday night at Yankee Stadium, Pettitte started, Rivera finished, and the Yankees won, this time defe…Share Tweet
Davis Powers Orioles Past TwinsApr 5Chris Davis homered in his fourth consecutive game lifting the Orioles over the Twins.
Fielder's 2 Home Runs Power TigersApr 5Prince Fielder hit two home runs and had five RBIs as the Tigers beat the Yankees 8-3.
Jeter Unlikely To Return Before MayApr 5ESPNNewYork.com's Wallace Matthews discusses the news that it is increasingly unlikely that Yankees SS Derek Jeter will return to the lineup before May.
Zobrist, Moore Fuel RaysApr 5Ben Zobrist drove in three runs and Matt Moore struck out eight batters over six innings to lead the Rays past the Indians 4-0.