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Yankees know Cuban defector Ronnier Mustelier is a natural-born hitter and may be an option at third baseUpdated Mar 10 Share Tweet
The search is on for emergency help in Yankee camp, and the most unheralded candidate to emerge so far is a 5-foot-7 Cuban defector named Ronnier Mustelier, whom baseball people describe as a natural-born hitter.
C. C. Sabathia Admires Mariano Rivera’s Send-OffUpdated Mar 10 Share TweetYankees pitcher C. C. Sabathia hopes that he, too, will have a career that someday warrants a news conference to announce his retirement.Source: nytimes.comShare TweetAfter Mark Teixeira's wrist injury, the Yankees were in talks with the retired first baseman Derrek Lee, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.Source: nytimes.com
Moving On: It was almost an embarrassing WBC exit against Ca…Updated Mar 10 Share TweetIt was almost an embarrassing WBC exit against Canada, but Adam Jones and Team USA rallied in the late innings in a 9-4 win to save their tournament hopes, writes Tom Verducci.Source: CNNSI.comShare TweetRed Sox designated hitter David Ortiz will be shut down for the next 5-7 days after an MRI showed inflammation in the bony area of his right heel, manager John Farrell said Sunday afternoon.
Happ disappointed by lack of starting roleUpdated Mar 10 Share TweetJ.A. Happ is enjoying a strong start to the spring, but that has done little to ease the level of frustation he has about his role in with the Blue Jays.
Ross' three-run shot paces Red SoxUpdated Mar 10 Share TweetDavid Ross broke into the hit column this spring in a big way on Sunday, belting a three-run homer in the fourth. John Lackey allowed two runs in 3 2/3 frames as the Red Sox defeated the Rays, 6-2.
Prospect Cole holds O's in check for first spring winUpdated Mar 10 Share TweetPlaying the second of three games in four days against the Orioles, the Pirates benefited from a great start from Gerrit Cole and a key error to beat Baltimore, 5-2, at Ed Smith Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Yankees' terrific trio already a timeless classicUpdated Mar 10 Share TweetDerek Jeter, Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera weren't just great players, although they certainly were that. They were consummate professionals, representing the Yankee pinstripes in a way that will be the blueprint for future Major Leaguers.
Tillman scratched with soreness in sideUpdated Mar 10 Share TweetOrioles right-hander Chris Tillman was scratched from Sunday's start with left-side soreness, although the 24-year-old expects be pushed back just a few days and get an outing later in the week.
Spring Headlines: Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter return for Yankees; Cubs still expected to trade Carlos MarmolUpdated Mar 10 Share TweetThe heart and soul of the Yankees are back after Mariano Rivera (torn ACL) and Derek Jeter (broken ankle) returned to action for the first time since suffering their serious injuries last season. Both were considered highly successful. We'll start with …Source: yahoo.com
Teammates and opponents of Mariano Rivera all have one common thing to say about the Yankees closer: they are lucky to play in hUpdated Mar 10 Share TweetSomehow everybody keeps finding different ways to say the same thing about Mariano Rivera, whether they played with him or had to hit against him or just sat in the old Yankee Stadium or the new one and watched him come through a door in the outfield wa…Source: nydailynews.com
Team USA Advances To Second RoundMar 10Adam Jones hit a two-run double in the eighth inning and Eric Hosmer hit a three-run double in the ninth to power the United States to a 9-4 win over Canada.
Manny Ramirez Headed To TaiwanMar 10Jerry Crasnick breaks down Manny Ramirez's decision to play in Taiwan after not signing with a major league team.
Dominican Republic Rallies Past Puerto RicoMar 10Robinson Cano had three hits, including a solo home run, to lead the Dominican Republic past Puerto Rico 4-2.
NBA - Los Angeles Lakers step into possession of last playoff spotMar 10LOS ANGELES -- However overdue it might seem, however fleeting or lasting it might turn out to be, it finally can be said that the Los Angeles Lakers ...
NFL mailbag - Free-agency negotiating period makes senseMar 10The negotiating period isn't exciting, but it's doing a good job of helping teams retain their free agents, writes John Clayton.