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Yankees know Cuban defector Ronnier Mustelier is a natural-born…

Yankees know Cuban defector Ronnier Mustelier is a natural-born hitter and may be an option at third base

nydailynews.com MLB.com Updated Mar 10, 2013
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.
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  • C. C. Sabathia Admires Mariano Rivera’s Send-Off

    C. C. Sabathia Admires Mariano Rivera’s Send-Off

    nytimes.com Mar 10, 2013
    Yankees pitcher C. C. Sabathia hopes that he, too, will have a career that someday warrants a news conference to announce his retirement.
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  • Yankees Are Said to Pursue Derrek Lee as Replacement for Mark T…

    Yankees Are Said to Pursue Derrek Lee as Replacement for Mark Teixeira

    nytimes.com Mar 10, 2013
    After 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.
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  • Moving On: It was almost an embarrassing WBC exit against Ca……

    Moving On: It was almost an embarrassing WBC exit against Ca…

    CNNSI.com Mar 10, 2013
    It 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.
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  • Big Papi to sit 5-7 days with heel inflammation

    Big Papi to sit 5-7 days with heel inflammation

    ESPN.com MLB.com Mar 10, 2013
    Red 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.
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  • Happ disappointed by lack of starting role

    Happ disappointed by lack of starting role

    MLB.com Mar 10, 2013
    J.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.
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  • Ross' three-run shot paces Red Sox

    Ross' three-run shot paces Red Sox

    MLB.com Mar 10, 2013
    David 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.
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  • Prospect Cole holds O's in check for first spring win

    Prospect Cole holds O's in check for first spring win

    MLB.com Mar 10, 2013
    Playing 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.
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  • Yankees' terrific trio already a timeless classic

    Yankees' terrific trio already a timeless classic

    MLB.com Mar 10, 2013
    Derek 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.
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  • Tillman scratched with soreness in side

    Tillman scratched with soreness in side

    MLB.com Mar 10, 2013
    Orioles 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.
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  • Spring Headlines: Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter return for Yan…

    Spring Headlines: Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter return for Yankees; Cubs still expected to trade Carlos Marmol

    yahoo.com Mar 10, 2013
    The 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 …
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  • Teammates and opponents of Mariano Rivera all have one common t…

    Teammates and opponents of Mariano Rivera all have one common thing to say about the Yankees closer: they are lucky to play in h

    nydailynews.com Mar 10, 2013
    Somehow 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…
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  • Video - Team USA Advances To Second Round 03:01

    Team USA Advances To Second Round

    Mar 10
    Adam 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.
  • Video - Manny Ramirez Headed To Taiwan 03:03

    Manny Ramirez Headed To Taiwan

    Mar 10
    Jerry Crasnick breaks down Manny Ramirez's decision to play in Taiwan after not signing with a major league team.
  • Video - Dominican Republic Rallies Past Puerto Rico 00:49

    Dominican Republic Rallies Past Puerto Rico

    Mar 10
    Robinson Cano had three hits, including a solo home run, to lead the Dominican Republic past Puerto Rico 4-2.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA - Los Angeles Lakers step into possession of last playoff spot

    Mar 10
    LOS 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 sense

    Mar 10
    The negotiating period isn't exciting, but it's doing a good job of helping teams retain their free agents, writes John Clayton.