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303 - Times a player has hit for the cycle since Curry Foley of the National League's Buffalo Bisons did it for the first time in 1882. The Astros' Brandon Barnes became the latest Friday to join a club that is nearly as exclusive as throwing a no-hitter, a feat that has been done 281 times since 1876.
40 - Years of the designated hitter in the American League, and Bud Selig repeated this...Read more »
Robinson Cano was removed from the All-Star Game after getting hit with a pitch on the right quadriceps by Matt Harvey in the first inning.
X-Rays on Cano's leg came back negative. FOX's Ken Rosenthal reported that Cano was examined by a Mets doctor and has been diagnosed with a right quadriceps contusion.
Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia replaced Cano in the American League...Read more »
All-Star Game managers Bruce Bochy and Jim Leyland revealed their starting lineups Monday in preperation for Tuesday's main event at Citi Field.
In addition to Matt Harvey being named starting pitcher, Mets third baseman and Home Run Derby captain David Wright will bat cleanup for the NL. Bochy said in a press conference, "If you're captain of the HR Derby, you have to bat cleanup."
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David Wright vs. R.A. Dickey.
Derek Jeter vs. Mariano Rivera.
Yasiel Puig vs. Matt Harvey.
We've yet to see these dream hitter vs. pitcher matchups, but wouldn't you love to? Now's your chance to live out those fantasy duels in our latest interactive.
Vote on 13 never-before-seen matchups here....Read more »
David Wright and Robinson Cano, the National League and American League captains for this year's Home Run Derby at Citi Field, announced their selections for their teams on SportsCenter on Monday.
Wright chose Carlos Gonzalez (Colorado Rockies), Michael Cuddyer (Colorado Rockies) and Bryce Harper (Washington Nationals) for the NL. Cano picked Prince Fielder (Detroit Tigers), Chris Davis (Baltimore...Read more »
David Robertson has only been named to an All-Star Game once in his six years in the big leagues, but the Yankees are hoping to change that.
The Yankees reliever was named one of five candidates for the American League All-Star roster's final vote Saturday, and the Yankees have taken social media by storm to try to get fans to vote Robertson into the 2013 game at Citi Field next Tuesday.
The...Read more »
The Yankees have acquired first baseman Travis Ishikawa off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles, the team announced Sunday on Twitter. Kevin Youkilis was transfered to the 60-day disabled list to clear a roster spot.
In just six games with the Orioles this season, Ishikawa went 2-for-17 with one RBI and eight strikeouts. Ishikawa has spent most of the 2013 season with Triple-A Norfolk. In 49...Read more »
All-Star voting ends Thursday, and it’s likely to end without Yasiel Puig being named a starter – unless a flood of write-in votes changes things.
But that doesn’t mean that the Cuban-born Dodgers phenom won’t play in the midsummer classic.
First the facts: Puig strolled on to the MLB stage on June 3, like a lightning bolt sent to save the Dodgers’ season and Don Mattingly’s job as manager....Read more »
$25,000 - Monthly salary, in U.S. dollars, paid by the Taiwan Rhinos to Manny Ramirez, who quit the league this week despite the team’s pledge to raise it to $60,000. Ramirez made more than $206 million during his major-league career, which was abruptly cut short by a PED suspension.
500 - Hours of community service that must be performed by Lenny Dykstra, who was released from prison after...Read more »
The Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers will have to wait another night to renew their storied rivalry as Tuesday's game at Yankee Stadium was postponed because of rain.
The game will be made up as part of a day-night split doubleheader Wednesday with the first game slated for 1:05 p.m. and the second at 7:05 p.m., the Yankees announced on their official Twitter.
Phil Hughes was originally...Read more »