11:04 PM EST, Thu February 26, 2015
Newsday 2 hours ago

Alex Rodriguez acknowledges comeback will be tough

Alex Rodriguez has made it clear since his arrival that he will not be baring his soul about what he's called his past "mistakes.'' But he's been relatively open about what teammates and Yankees fans care about: Can he play or not?
Newark Star-Ledger 14 hours ago

Yankees owner Hank Steinbrenner hopes Alex Rodriguez will contribute

"He can hit," Steinbrenner said. "He's a natural."
Fenway Nation 5 hours ago

REPORT: No Sense Of 'Urgency' To Get Hamels

According to a source reporting to CSNNE.com's Sean McAdam, the Red Sox are showing "no sense of urgency" to make a trade for lefty ace Cole Hamels. While McAdams indicated that Boston is "monitoring" the trade market for Hamels, they are continuing to refuse the inclusion of either Mookie Betts or Blake Swihart in any package. GM Ben Cherington is in a good spot—since all the pressure is on Philly, particularly after Hamels made it clear he wants out of The City of Brotherly Love. As we get closer to Opening Day, the price (in prospects) for Hamles is bound to drop—even more so if the...
New York Post 19 hours ago
How the Red Sox are starting to look like Evil Empire 2.0

How the Red Sox are starting to look like Evil Empire 2.0

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Yankees have much to worry about these days. One of their biggest concerns has to be the championship commitment from Red Sox ownership. Not only...
Toronto Star 12 hours ago
Michael Saunders’ injury leaves Toronto Blue Jays with outfield dilemma

Michael Saunders’ injury leaves Toronto Blue Jays with outfield dilemma

Among internal options to replace Michael Saunders as starting left fielder are Kevin Pillar, Ezequiel Carrera and Chris Dickerson

The McCutchen-Longoria parallel (and my MLB Network segment)

SOUTH HILLS COMMAND CENTER – Remember when Evan Longoria signed a nine-year deal with the Tampa Bay Rays before he took a major league at bat? It was the most club-friendly and undervalued contract in the sport …. until he …

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Newark Star-Ledger 20 mins ago

Former Mets ace Johan Santana signs with Toronto Blue Jays

The 35-year-old left-handed pitcher signed a minor league contract, with an invitation to spring training, with the Blue Jays.

David Ortiz says remove instant replay to increase pace of baseball

David Ortiz takes a few minutes to talk with Mut, Bradford, and Tomase about some of his new teammates, who Pablo Sandoval reminds him of, and the rules aimed at speeding up the game of baseball.
New York Post 1 hour ago

Yanks have no answer for big A-Rod question — yet

TAMPA — On his way back into the Yankees universe, Alex Rodriguez said all the right things to make sure his return wasn’t sabotaged by a wrong sentence. Yet the...
Baltimore Sun 1 hour ago

In first major league camp, Orioles' Hunter Harvey 'has the chance to be really special'

Hunter Harvey's first throwing sessions of spring training have drawn a crowd to the new bullpen area of the Ed Smith Stadium complex, with executives, staff and players all gathering for a glimpse of the Orioles' consensus No. 2 prospect.
Newark Star-Ledger 1 hour ago

Brian Cashman on the Yankees using a 6-man rotation: In a perfect world, but probably not

"In a perfect world, it's something that's a great concept," Cashman said.
Toronto Star 2 hours ago
Michael Saunders injury exposes Blue Jays’ lack of depth: Griffin

Michael Saunders injury exposes Blue Jays’ lack of depth: Griffin

Jays lose outfielder with knee injury in freak mishap. Edwin Encarnacion knows the feeling.
Newsday 3 hours ago

Masahiro Tanaka has another 'great' bullpen session

Masahiro Tanaka gave his right elbow another good test Thursday morning and, as was the case in his first two bullpen sessions of spring training, experienced no issues.

Thursday notes: “Not a bad person… but Alex has made bad decisions”

Predictably, unavoidably, today’s first full-squad workout in Yankees camp was dominated by Alex Rodriguez. He was the center of attention, the one player who drew the most cameras and eyes from the media, and the one who drew the most reaction from the crowd. That reaction, by the way, was all positive as far as […] The post Thursday notes: “Not a bad person… but Alex has made bad decisions” appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

AL East Player News

  • 21 Alex Rodriguez

    Alex Rodriguez

    Alex Rodriguez acknowledges comeback will be tough

  • 8 David Ortiz

    David Ortiz

    Dustin Pedroia can see where David Ortiz is coming from: ‘Baseball’s not a drive-thru’

  • 6 Masahiro Tanaka

    Masahiro Tanaka

    Masahiro Tanaka has another 'great' bullpen session

  • 5 Michael Saunders

    Michael Saunders

    Michael Saunders injury exposes Blue Jays’ lack of depth: Griffin

  • 4 Shane Victorino

    Shane Victorino

    Red Sox spring training: Pablo Sandoval demolishes the ball, Shane Victorino returns to switch-hitting and other notes

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