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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.Upvote Share Tweet
MIAMI -- With the score tied and two outs, Puerto Rico's Alex Rios kept running from second base.Upvote Share Tweet
Yankees top Phillies in Pettitte's spring debutDerek 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.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Mar 13, 2013MILWAUKEE -- Outfielder Carlos Gomez and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a $28.3 million, four-year contract.Upvote Share Tweet
'Captain America' name suits Wright just fineDavid 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Marlins' open roster spots remain up for grabsAs Opening Day draws near, the Marlins are not any closer to sorting out a number of open spots on the depth chart.Upvote Share Tweet
Marlins send top prospect Fernandez to Minors campJose 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.Upvote Share TweetJohan 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.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Updated Mar 13, 2013The 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…Upvote Share TweetLeft-hander Erik Bedard returned to the mound Wednesday, pitching a scoreless fifth inning in the Astros' 9-7 loss to the Nationals.Upvote Share Tweet
US, Dominicans vie for semis in marquee matchupWhen 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Spiked: Robinson Cano mad at Nick Punto for hard slide at World Baseball Classicyahoo.com Updated Mar 13, 2013A 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…Upvote Share TweetVIERA, 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.Upvote Share Tweet
With USA's help, WBC proving more than exhibitionCNNSI.com Updated Mar 13, 2013It 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Mets' Santana Not Ready To ReturnMar 13ESPN senior writer David Schoenfield weighs in on the timetable for Johan Santana's return.
Peter King: Pats failure to keep Welker must be crushing blow to BradyMar 13It 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 BroncosMar 13He 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 capMar 13The 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.