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Pettitte Still Likes the Yankees’ Chances

Pettitte Still Likes the Yankees’ Chances

nytimes.com Updated Mar 23, 2013
Despite the pessimism around Major League Baseball about the Yankees' prospects, Andy Pettitte pointed out that the team is still the defending A.L. East champion.
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  • Yankees Bring Back an Old Hand

    Yankees Bring Back an Old Hand

    The Yankees are bringing back Chien-Ming Wang, who had success for them until he was injured in 2008.
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  • Jeter Plays, but Not in the Field

    Jeter Plays, but Not in the Field

    nytimes.com ESPN.com Mar 23, 2013
    Derek Jeter returned to action Saturday, as a designed hitter in a minor league game.
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  • Lawrie working his way back from strained rib cage

    Lawrie working his way back from strained rib cage

    MLB.com Mar 23, 2013
    Blue Jays manager John Gibbons was hopeful Saturday that first baseman Edwin Encarnacion -- day to day with a jammed index finger -- will be back in the lineup Monday, when Toronto will begin using as much of its regular lineup as possible on an everyda…
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  • Rondon's command off against Yankees

    Rondon's command off against Yankees

    MLB.com Mar 23, 2013
    Bruce Rondon had shown steady progress over the last couple weeks since working with pitching coach Jeff Jones to improve his mechanics. Command-wise, though, Rondon's inning of work Saturday looked more like his early spring struggles.
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  • Managing emotions ... Joe Girardi of the Yankees and the NY Met…

    Managing emotions ... Joe Girardi of the Yankees and the NY Mets' Terry Collins have hot-seat company

    nydailynews.com Mar 23, 2013
    As spring training nears to a close and the prospects for both their clubs look more and more gloomy, Joe Girardi and Terry Collins find themselves in a not so exclusive or enviable club.
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  • Miggy's blast highlights Tigers' win vs. Yanks

    Miggy's blast highlights Tigers' win vs. Yanks

    MLB.com Mar 23, 2013
    Miguel Cabrera's mammoth two-run home run over the batting eye behind center field punctuated a go-ahead five-run seventh inning, overcoming a two-homer game from Ben Francisco to send the Tigers to a 10-6 win over the Yankees on Saturday afternoon at J…
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  • Hendrickson back with O's after birth of daughter

    Hendrickson back with O's after birth of daughter

    MLB.com Mar 23, 2013
    Reliever Mark Hendrickson was back in the Orioles clubhouse Saturday after leaving Wednesday for the birth of his third daughter, Sophia.
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  • Spring Headlines: Chien-Ming Wang returns to Yankees, Casey Kel…

    Spring Headlines: Chien-Ming Wang returns to Yankees, Casey Kelly to have Tommy John surgery

    yahoo.com Mar 23, 2013
    Coming off his impressive performance in the World Baseball Classic, the New York Yankees have agreed to terms with Chien-Ming Wang on a minor league contract. Of course Wang began his major league career in the Bronx back in 2005. He would go on to pos…
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