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With Curtis Granderson and Mark Teixeira injured, Yankees need …

With Curtis Granderson and Mark Teixeira injured, Yankees need Robinson Cano to prove he can carry team

nydailynews.com MLB.com Updated Mar 6, 2013
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.
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  • Rangers sign Derek Lowe to minor league deal

    Rangers sign Derek Lowe to minor league deal

    CNNSI.com Mar 6, 2013
    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Pitcher Derek Lowe and the Texas Rangers have reached agreement on a minor league deal.
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  • Jose Bautista Did A Reddit AMA And It Was Mostly Boring, Until …

    Jose Bautista Did A Reddit AMA And It Was Mostly Boring, Until He Was Asked About His Favorite TV Show

    deadspin.com Mar 6, 2013
    Toronto 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 »
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  • Help Wanted: Mark Teixeira is out eight-to-ten weeks with a ri……

    Help Wanted: Mark Teixeira is out eight-to-ten weeks with a ri…

    CNNSI.com Mar 6, 2013
    Mark 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.
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  • Papi gets day off, could be nearing game action

    Papi gets day off, could be nearing game action

    MLB.com Mar 6, 2013
    Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz had a designed day of rest on Wednesday, according to manager John Farrell.
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  • Yaz makes annual foray to Spring Training

    Yaz makes annual foray to Spring Training

    MLB.com Mar 6, 2013
    There was a familiar visitor to Red Sox camp on Wednesday morning as No. 8 put on his uniform for the first time this spring.
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  • Prospect Westmoreland announces retirement

    Prospect Westmoreland announces retirement

    MLB.com ESPN.com Mar 6, 2013
    Ryan 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.
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  • Mark Teixeira out 8-10 weeks with wrist tendon injury

    Mark Teixeira out 8-10 weeks with wrist tendon injury

    yahoo.com ESPN.com MLB.com Mar 6, 2013
    The 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…
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  • Yankees -- and their fans -- in for an interesting ride

    Yankees -- and their fans -- in for an interesting ride

    MLB.com Mar 6, 2013
    The 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…
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  • Robertson will rest aching right shoulder

    Robertson will rest aching right shoulder

    MLB.com Mar 6, 2013
    Yankees 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.
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  • Jeter: Spring injuries better than later in season

    Jeter: Spring injuries better than later in season

    MLB.com Mar 6, 2013
    If 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.
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  • Eric Hosmer to replace Mark Teixeira at WBC

    Eric Hosmer to replace Mark Teixeira at WBC

    SURPRISE, 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.
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  • Yankees set sights on Saturday for Mariano

    Yankees set sights on Saturday for Mariano

    MLB.com Mar 6, 2013
    Mariano 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.
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  • Video - Jeter On Yanks' Overcoming Injuries 03:20

    Jeter On Yanks' Overcoming Injuries

    Mar 6
    Derek 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.
  • Video - Teixeira Out 8-10 Weeks 03:26

    Teixeira Out 8-10 Weeks

    Mar 6
    ESPNNewYork.com's Andrew Marchand joins "SportsCenter" to discuss Mark Teixeira's strained wrist, which will keep him out for eight-to-ten weeks.
  • Video - BBTN Special: Yankees Camp 10:00

    BBTN Special: Yankees Camp

    Mar 6
    Karl Ravech, Tim Kurkjian and Curt Schilling report from Yankees camp.

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