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AL East News and Rumors
A Painful Decision for PettitteAndy Pettitte said Yankees Manager Joe Girardi and General Manager Brian Cashman discouraged him from taking part in the World Baseball Classic, and he reluctantly went along with them.Upvote Share TweetMariano Rivera was due on a bullpen mound in a matter of moments, a sight that would warm the hearts of Yankee people gathered on the back field of the spring training complex, as well as fans watching from outside a fence.Upvote Share Tweet
Empty park stirs memories of spring with SteinbrennerMLB.com Updated Feb 13, 2013Inside some decaying chain-link fencing is a ballpark that has more to do with mothballs than curveballs -- Fort Lauderdale Stadium, erstwhile Spring Training home of the Orioles and, before them, the Yankees.Upvote Share Tweet
Indians flexing muscle with A. Belle bobbleheadCLEVELAND (AP) -- Albert Belle will flex his muscles for the Indians one more time.Upvote Share TweetCORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Every University of Miami baseball player underwent testing recently for performance-enhancing drugs, including human growth hormone, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.Upvote Share TweetThe Yankees seem to have entered another fierce rivalry: with StubHub, the ticket reseller.Upvote Share TweetTAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli says he consulted with Biogenesis of America LLC after a foot injury, but did not receive any treatment from the facility.Upvote Share Tweet
Lester determined for rebound seasonMLB.com Updated Feb 13, 2013For the first time, Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester comes to camp trying to avenge a subpar individual season, not to mention a last-place finish by his team.Upvote Share TweetBlue Jays pitcher Mark Buehrle will live apart from his wife and two children this baseball season because of the family's pit bull -- and the trade from the Marlins.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Updated Feb 13, 2013Try this: Tell your boss you can't work the rest of the day because you hurt your neck getting out of your car while getting a sandwich. Think the boss would buy it? If this sounds like your kind of excuse, then you should get a job pitching for the Tam…Upvote Share Tweet
Alex Rodriguez recovering from hip surgery, fighting more PED allegations just more reason to write off Yankees for 2013 seasonnydailynews.com Updated Feb 13, 2013Joe Girardi seemingly couldn’t wait to tell the world on Tuesday that Alex Rodriguez is rehabbing his post-surgical hip in New York, prompting photographers in the city to go on high alert while offering every indication the Yankees want A-Rod nowhere nUpvote Share TweetGOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Third baseman Scott Rolen declined the Cincinnati Reds' offer to attend spring training, but stopped short of saying he's ready to retire.Upvote Share Tweet
BBTN Special: Angels Spring TrainingFeb 13Karl Ravech and Tim Kurkjian report from Angels spring training.
Rivera To Reveal Plans SoonFeb 13Andrew Marchand and Wallace Matthews discuss the news that Mariano Rivera knows when he will retire and that Francisco Cervelli denies getting PEDs from a Miami clinic.
The Sports Guy's readers sound off on PEDsFeb 13The readers weigh in on one of sports' biggest issues.