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With Curtis Granderson and Mark Teixeira injured, Yankees need Robinson Cano to prove he can carry team
Whether Robinson Cano realizes it or not, the stakes just went up considerably for him to prove he is an MVP-caliber player worth the $200 million his agent, Scott Boras, is going to hold the Yankees up for.Upvote Share Tweet
CNNSI.com Mar 6, 2013SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Pitcher Derek Lowe and the Texas Rangers have reached agreement on a minor league deal.Upvote Share Tweet
Jose Bautista Did A Reddit AMA And It Was Mostly Boring, Until He Was Asked About His Favorite TV Showdeadspin.com Mar 6, 2013Toronto Blue Jays outfielder and feared power hitter Jose Bautista did a Reddit AMA as part of a marketing campaign for some baseball video game earlier today that was, for the most part, thoroughly unremarkable. More »Upvote Share Tweet
Help Wanted: Mark Teixeira is out eight-to-ten weeks with a ri…CNNSI.com Mar 6, 2013Mark Teixeira is out eight-to-ten weeks with a right wrist strain, and the Yankees' options to replace him at first base and in the lineup are big downgrades, writes Jay Jaffe.Upvote Share Tweet
Papi gets day off, could be nearing game actionRed Sox designated hitter David Ortiz had a designed day of rest on Wednesday, according to manager John Farrell.Upvote Share Tweet
Yaz makes annual foray to Spring TrainingThere was a familiar visitor to Red Sox camp on Wednesday morning as No. 8 put on his uniform for the first time this spring.Upvote Share TweetRyan Westmoreland, a former top prospect for the Red Sox, announced his retirement from baseball on Wednesday by e-mailing a small group of media members.Upvote Share TweetThe New York Yankees were hoping for 8-10 days, but the right tendon wrist injury to slugger Mark Teixeira will keep him out of the lineup much longer. It's more like 8-10 weeks. Teixeira, who had been away at Team USA camp for the World Baseball Classi…Upvote Share Tweet
Yankees -- and their fans -- in for an interesting rideThe Yanks will begin this season picked to finish behind the Rays and Blue Jays in the AL East. Some will pick them to end up behind the O's and Red Sox, too. Because the Yanks have little power and an aging roster, every game is going to be a challenge…Upvote Share Tweet
Robertson will rest aching right shoulderYankees reliever David Robertson said that he slept awkwardly on his right shoulder, which forced him to be scratched from a scheduled appearance out of the bullpen on Tuesday against the Braves.Upvote Share Tweet
Jeter: Spring injuries better than later in seasonIf you had to wager your paycheck on which member of the Yankees would spot the silver lining in the team's growing list of spring injuries, Derek Jeter seems to be the ideal choice.Upvote Share TweetSURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer will replace the injured Mark Teixeira on the United States team at the World Baseball Classic.Upvote Share Tweet
Yankees set sights on Saturday for MarianoMariano Rivera is slated to return to the mound this weekend for his first game action since sustaining a season-ending knee injury last May. "We're going to shoot for Saturday," Girardi said.Upvote Share Tweet
Jeter On Yanks' Overcoming InjuriesMar 6Derek Jeter talks with Tim Kurkjian about the progress he has been making since having ankle surgery, getting ready for opening day and how the Yankees' will overcome their injuries.
Teixeira Out 8-10 WeeksMar 6ESPNNewYork.com's Andrew Marchand joins "SportsCenter" to discuss Mark Teixeira's strained wrist, which will keep him out for eight-to-ten weeks.
BBTN Special: Yankees CampMar 6Karl Ravech, Tim Kurkjian and Curt Schilling report from Yankees camp.
Don Banks: Collie determined not to let concussion stigma cloud his NFL fu…Mar 6INDIANAPOLIS -- When the NFL's free agency period opens with the expected burst of activity next Tuesday afternoon, everyone involved will wear a label of some sort. Unrestricted, restricted, or franchise player, the tags are well-defined and widely rec…
Don Banks: Ranking the 10 most powerful people in the NFLMar 6Who are the biggest power brokers in the NFL? My list ...