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Yankees Take a Look at Boesch

Yankees Take a Look at Boesch

nytimes.com Updated Mar 13, 2013
The Yankees are one of several teams who are looking into signing Brennan Boesch, the left-handed-hitting outfielder who was released by the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday. The Mets, who also are in need of outfielders, may have interest in Boesch as well.
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  • Rios, Puerto Rico rally to knock Italy out of WBC

    Rios, Puerto Rico rally to knock Italy out of WBC

    CNNSI.com MLB.com Mar 13, 2013
    MIAMI -- With the score tied and two outs, Puerto Rico's Alex Rios kept running from second base.
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  • Yankees top Phillies in Pettitte's spring debut

    Yankees top Phillies in Pettitte's spring debut

    MLB.com Mar 13, 2013
    Derek Jeter returned to shortstop for the first time since last year's American League Championship Series, Andy Pettitte pitched three-plus innings in his spring debut and the Yankees defeated the Phillies, 6-2, on Wednesday.
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  • Brewers sign Gomez to four-year, $28.3M deal

    Brewers sign Gomez to four-year, $28.3M deal

    CNNSI.com Mar 13, 2013
    MILWAUKEE -- Outfielder Carlos Gomez and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a $28.3 million, four-year contract.
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  • 'Captain America' name suits Wright just fine

    'Captain America' name suits Wright just fine

    MLB.com Mar 13, 2013
    David Wright's heroics for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic have TV announcers calling the Mets All-Star "Captain America." What Wright is doing in the tournament is movie-star worthy.
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  • Marlins' open roster spots remain up for grabs

    Marlins' open roster spots remain up for grabs

    MLB.com Mar 13, 2013
    As Opening Day draws near, the Marlins are not any closer to sorting out a number of open spots on the depth chart.
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  • Marlins send top prospect Fernandez to Minors camp

    Marlins send top prospect Fernandez to Minors camp

    MLB.com Mar 13, 2013
    Jose Fernandez, ranked No. 1 in the organization and No. 7 overall in baseball according to MLB.com's 2013 Prospect Watch, was reassigned to Minor League camp on Wednesday afternoon after just one official Grapefruit League appearance.
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  • Johan clears air with Mets: 'We're in this together'

    Johan clears air with Mets: 'We're in this together'

    MLB.com ESPN.com Mar 13, 2013
    Johan Santana broke his silence on Tuesday to proclaim harmony with the Mets, saying he is "on the same page" with the team as he continues to overcome his left shoulder weakness.
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  • Jason Bay hitting leadoff for Seattle Mariners - maybe

    Jason Bay hitting leadoff for Seattle Mariners - maybe

    yahoo.com Mar 13, 2013
    The New York Mets released slugger Jason Bay in November, a full season before his $66 million contract was up. So obviously unhappy with his performance were the Mets, and so apparently certain he didn't have enough left at age 34 because of injuries a…
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  • Bedard tests himself on mound with positive results

    Bedard tests himself on mound with positive results

    MLB.com Mar 13, 2013
    Left-hander Erik Bedard returned to the mound Wednesday, pitching a scoreless fifth inning in the Astros' 9-7 loss to the Nationals.
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  • US, Dominicans vie for semis in marquee matchup

    US, Dominicans vie for semis in marquee matchup

    MLB.com Mar 13, 2013
    When the powers that be drew up the brackets in the World Baseball Classic, they must have been hoping for this marquee clash of the tournament: Team USA vs. the Dominican Republic at Marlins Park on Thursday at 7 p.m. ET.
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  • Spiked: Robinson Cano mad at Nick Punto for hard slide at World…

    Spiked: Robinson Cano mad at Nick Punto for hard slide at World Baseball Classic

    yahoo.com Mar 13, 2013
    A fish tank sits behind home plate at Marlins Park. Teams playing at the World Baseball Classic in Miami cannot possibly miss seeing it. But nobody told Robinson Cano about the piranhas that would be nipping at his ankles around second base. Cano admitt…
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  • Strasburg will start season opener for Nationals

    Strasburg will start season opener for Nationals

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com MLB.com Mar 13, 2013
    VIERA, Fla. (AP) -- Stephen Strasburg will make his second opening day start for the Washington Nationals when the National League East champions open the season at home against the Miami Marlins on April 1.
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  • With USA's help, WBC proving more than exhibition

    With USA's help, WBC proving more than exhibition

    CNNSI.com Mar 13, 2013
    It may be an exhibition, but for those in it the World Baseball Classic is a chance to play the game with a passion they may not find in the regular season, writes Tom Verducci.
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  • Video - Mets' Santana Not Ready To Return 03:10

    Mets' Santana Not Ready To Return

    Mar 13
    ESPN senior writer David Schoenfield weighs in on the timetable for Johan Santana's return.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Pats failure to keep Welker must be crushing blow to Brady

    Mar 13
    It is highly unlikely that Wes Welker signing in Denver for a relative pittance is what Tom Brady had in mind when he gave the Patriots $15 million in cap relief two weeks ago.
  • Don Banks: Not just leverage: Welker spurns Patriots, signs with Broncos

    Mar 13
    He wears, at times, the unflattering tag of "system'' receiver, but I guess we're about to find out if Wes Welker can live with being known as a multiple-system receiver. Because the newest Broncos play-maker just left his comfort zone in New Engla…
  • Buffalo Bills, Oakland Raiders, Carolina Panthers save money under cap

    Mar 13
    The Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers and Oakland Raiders used the 'June 1" cut designation on three players released Tuesday in order to save room under this year's salary cap.