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Yankees know Cuban defector Ronnier Mustelier is a natural-born hitter and may be an option at third base
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.Upvote Share Tweet
C. C. Sabathia Admires Mariano Rivera’s Send-Offnytimes.com Updated Mar 10, 2013Yankees pitcher C. C. Sabathia hopes that he, too, will have a career that someday warrants a news conference to announce his retirement.Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Updated Mar 10, 2013After 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Moving On: It was almost an embarrassing WBC exit against Ca…CNNSI.com Updated Mar 10, 2013It 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.Upvote Share 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Happ disappointed by lack of starting roleJ.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.Upvote Share Tweet
Ross' three-run shot paces Red SoxDavid 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Prospect Cole holds O's in check for first spring winPlaying 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Yankees' terrific trio already a timeless classicDerek 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Tillman scratched with soreness in sideOrioles 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Spring Headlines: Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter return for Yankees; Cubs still expected to trade Carlos Marmolyahoo.com Updated Mar 10, 2013The 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 …Upvote Share Tweet
Teammates and opponents of Mariano Rivera all have one common thing to say about the Yankees closer: they are lucky to play in hnydailynews.com Updated Mar 10, 2013Somehow 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…Upvote Share Tweet
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.