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ESPN.com Updated Feb 11, 2013Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester said that the team's medical staff and general manager Ben Cherington told the club's pitchers Monday that they are reviewing its policy regarding the use of Toradol, a legal anti-inflammatory drug.Upvote Share Tweet
Yanks form Ticket Exchange with TicketmasterESPN.com Updated Feb 11, 2013The New York Yankees, one of two teams to opt out of Major League Baseball's deal that makes StubHub the official ticket resale site of the league, has announced plans to take the resale business to Ticketmaster.Upvote Share TweetFT. MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Red Sox principal owner John Henry reiterated his intentions Monday that he has no plans on selling the franchise.Upvote Share Tweet
Dempster looking forward to facing AL lineupsThere are starting pitchers out there who avoid the American League like the plague, knowing that it is a far more offensive-minded institution. But Ryan Dempster, who signed with the Red Sox as a free agent this winter, is the type of competitor who lo…Upvote Share Tweet
Victorino to work extensively with EllsburyShane Victorino is the only Red Sox position player who is playing in the World Baseball Classic. Because he's a newcomer to the team, manager John Farrell will try to get the right fielder as many reps as possible alongside center fielder Jacoby Ellsbu…Upvote Share Tweet
Farrell looks forward to running Red SoxThroughout their history, the Red Sox have never been known much for their speed, but under new manager John Farrell, Boston should, at the very least, be one of the most aggressive baserunning teams in the American League.Upvote Share Tweet
Granderson open to contract extensionCurtis Granderson has not heard from the Yankees about a contract extension, but he is open to having the conversation.Upvote Share Tweet
Opening day in New York City gives us something we’ve never seen beforeyahoo.com Updated Feb 11, 2013For all the baseball history in New York City, something is happening on opening day 2013 that's never happened before: The New York Yankees and the New York Mets begin their seasons on the same day at the same time in their home stadiums, less than 10 …Upvote Share Tweet
Yankees set to embark on unfamiliar territoryThe New York Yankees are in a transition period. It won't be easy. Teams arrive in Spring Training hoping to play in the World Series. The Yankees, however, expect it.Upvote Share Tweet
Transformed pitching staffs headline Spring TrainingThis offseason, big trades sent top-tier starters to new teams. The Royals and Blue Jays are among those entering Spring Training boasting some of the most improved staffs in the Major Leagues.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Updated Feb 11, 2013Apparently hedging his bets against the New York Yankees coming away with another World Series championship in 2013, team president Randy Levine is diversifying into show dogs. He co-owns a five-year-old Labrador retriever named Mitch who has been enter…Upvote Share Tweet
Mets Opening Day: From Hodges to Santananytimes.com Updated Feb 11, 2013Hoping to turn around their fortunes, the Mets will open their season at home on April 1 against the San Diego Padres - the same day and hour as the Yankees at home.Upvote Share Tweet
10 Minutes With Orioles GM Dan Duquettegrantland.com Updated Feb 11, 2013Dan Duquette is no stranger to statistical concepts in baseball. He hired an eager researcher named Ari Kaplan to build advanced scouting software and...Upvote Share Tweet
Papelbon Used ToradolFeb 11ESPNBoston.com's Gordon Edes discusses Jonathan Papelbon's admission that he received Toradol shots while he was a member of the Red Sox.
Peter King: Looking back at Greg Roman's play calling, more mailFeb 11In the coming years, when I think about the Super Bowl just played, I know I'll think about the play that might have been: third-and-goal from the Baltimore 5. Colin Kaepernick, at the snap of the ball, took one step back and Frank Gore roared in front …
Clayton's mailbag: Big spending, subpar resultsFeb 11The teams that spent the most in 2012 got little bang for their buck. Plus, answers to reader questions.