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Newsday 8 hours ago
Joe Girardi likes Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner 1-2 in lineup

Joe Girardi likes Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner 1-2 in lineup

Not wanting to cross the bridge of dropping Derek Jeter from the two-hole last season kept the Yankees from a preferred Jacoby Ellsbury/Brett Gardner 1-2 punch at the top of their lineup.
Mark Feinsand / New York Daily News 12 hours ago

Ellsbury, Gardner excited to possibly be top of Yanks lineup

When the Yanks signed Jacoby Ellsbury to a mega-deal last winter, many assumed it would spell the end of Brett Gardner’s time in pinstripes.
A-Rod to return to Yankees lineup after 17-month absence

A-Rod to return to Yankees lineup after 17-month absence

Now batting, No. 13, Alex Rodriguez. After more than 17 months away from the game, A-Rod will finally be back in the Yankees' lineup.
Fenway Nation 16 hours ago

Feds May Block Waterfront Park In Providence

No Stadium For You!With all the political capital spent by the Red Sox ownership group, you'd think it would pay off in a little 'back-scratching' by those currently in charge of the federal government. Wrong, Fund Raiser Breath! It looks like all those big donations to the Democratic Party might not pay off after all. Word is that the feds are poised to block any attempt by the new owners of Boston's AAA franchise (read: the NOG) to build a waterfront stadium in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. Larry Lucchino and his fellow owners want to move the PawSox to Providence, re-name them...
Friars on Base 12 hours ago

Padres News: Brandon Morrow Looking to be Fifth Starter

There was a lot of confusion this off-season as to just which pitchers the San Diego Padres had on their roster. Was it Brandon Morrow they got from the Seth Smith trade? Wasn’t he on the Blue Jays last season? Or was it Brandon Maurer? Turns out they now have both. Just for the recap, […] Padres News: Brandon Morrow Looking to be Fifth Starter - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Twins spring training: Dozier extension in the works?

Twins spring training: Dozier extension in the works?

The Twins on Tuesday had their last day of workouts before games begin on Wednesday.
Baltimore Sun 9 hours ago

Alex Johnson dies at 72; Angels' troubled batting champ

Alex Johnson, the only batting champion in Angels' history, died Saturday of complications from cancer. He was 72.
Red Reporter 12 hours ago
Cincinnati Reds 10, Cleveland Indians 0: Reds basically win World Series

Cincinnati Reds 10, Cleveland Indians 0: Reds basically win World Series

One game in, one well-pitched offensive explosion in the books. The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game Fresh off his brand spanking new 4 year, $28 million contract, Devin Mesoraco burst out of his Spring Training gate as the Cincinnati Reds cleanup hitter and did very, very cleanup hittery things.  Mes smacked a single to drive in a run and was robbed of extra bases by a great catch at the left field wall on a laser of a line drive, leaving a walk with a runner on 2B as the only blemish* on his day.  Mes swings like he's trying to power the city of Phoenix with a wind...
Orange County Register 11 hours ago
Angels made a strong pitch to land free-agent reliever Jeremy McBryde

Angels made a strong pitch to land free-agent reliever Jeremy McBryde

TEMPE, Ariz. – Quick, who was the only free agent the Angels signed to a major league contract this winter? If you think they didn’t sign any, you’re half right. The Angels did not sign any major league free agents, but they did sign one minor...

Sox await results of drug testing for Moncada

FORT MYERS, Fla.--The Red Sox have yet to announce the signing of Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada, who agreed last week to a record $31.5 million signing bonus and underwent physical exams here and in Boston last Wednesday and Thursday. According to a league source, the delay is just a matter of the Red Sox awaiting the results of the drug testing administered to Moncada. There is a chance Moncada will report to the team's minor-league camp before the end of the week.

Sale a fan of speeding up games

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Major League Baseball is ready to run a tighter ship this year and the urgency begins with the start of spring training play. Like all spring training stadiums around baseball, Camelback Ranch got a brand new digital timer in order to keep things on point. The giant red digits, similar to what one might see at a basketball arena, will be used to monitor the time between innings. From the end of one half-inning to the start of the next, the entire process will now take an exact 2 minutes, 45 seconds.

Contract terms reached with 24 players

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Chicago White Sox agreed to contract terms with 24 players Tuesday, all of whom are under club control and on the 40-man roster. The 11 pitchers who agreed to deals are, Maikel Cleto, Raul Fernandez, Onelki Garcia, Dan Jennings, Erik Johnson, Frankie Montas, Jake Petricka, Zach Putnam, Eric Surkamp, Daniel Webb and Michael Ynoa. Catchers include Rob Brantly, Adrian Nieto and Kevan Smith, while the infielders include Matt Davidson, Leury Garcia, Conor Gillaspie, Tyler Saladino, Carlos Sanchez and Andy Wilkins.

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Newark Star-Ledger 13 mins ago

Yankees' Andrew Miller taking 'personal day' Wednesday

The Yankees signed Miller to a $36-million deal this offseason to compete for the closer's job
Columbus Dispatch 1 hour ago

Around baseball: Reds throttle Indians in spring opener

Reds 10, Indians 0: Brandon Phillips, Todd Frazier and Jay Bruce each had one of host Cincinnati’s six doubles in a victory over Cleveland yesterday in the spring opener for both teams in Goodyear, Ariz.
Yankees Insider: Adam Warren delivers in first start

Yankees Insider: Adam Warren delivers in first start

If the fifth spot in the Yankees’ rotation is truly up for grabs, Adam Warren got the competition off to a good start.

American League Player News

  • 10 Alex Rodriguez

    Alex Rodriguez

    17 months, 1 week and 1 day later: A-Rod “a little nervous” about return

  • 7 Jacoby Ellsbury

    Jacoby Ellsbury

    Joe Girardi likes Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner 1-2 in lineup

  • 5 Brett Gardner

    Brett Gardner

    Will Jacoby Ellsbury or Brett Gardner hit leadoff for the Yankees?

  • 3 Jeff Samardzija

    Jeff Samardzija

    Jeff Samardzija gets first taste of White Sox game action

  • 3 David Ortiz

    David Ortiz

    Buckley: Opportunity knocks, Aaron Civale strikes

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