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It's a different season, but it's the same debate for AL MVP.
With the MLB season winding down, it's time to think about who will win each of baseball's most prestigious awards. Just like last year, the most debated award will be for AL MVP, where Angels outfielder Mike Trout and Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera square off in their "sabermetrics vs. Triple Crown" rematch of last...Read more »
it's not too often that a pitcher hits a home run in a cavernous ballpark such as Marlins Park. So when Marlins pitching phenom Jose Fernandez launched his first career home run Wednesday night against the Atlanta Braves, he made sure to savor the moment.
The Braves certainly didn't appreciate it, however.
The 20-year-old Fernandez appeared to admire his home run for quite a while, rounded...Read more »
Long Island native Matt Daley finally got his chance to pitch for the Yankees.
The Garden City High School alum came on in relief in the ninth inning of the Yankees' 12-8 loss to the Red Sox Friday night. He pitched an inning of scoreless relief and allowed one hit while striking out two. He also hit Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino with a pitch.
The Yankees purchased Daley's contract...Read more »
The Yankees have reached a deal with first baseman Mark Reynolds, CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman reports.
The Cleveland Indians had designated the right-handed hitting Reynolds for assignment on Aug. 8 and released him on Aug. 12.
Reynolds hit .215 with 15 home runs, 48 RBIs and 123 strikeouts in 98 games with the Indians this season. The 30-year-old slugger is a career .233 hitter with...Read more »
Here's something you don't see every day: a baseball player scoring on his own infield single.
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Rajai Davis did just that on Wednesday against the Boston Red Sox. Well, technically, he was helped out by two throwing errors, but it was still a sight to behold.
Here's how it went down: Davis hit a ground ball off Jon Lester's leg. Lester scooped the ball up...Read more »
Former Yankees outfielder Shane Spencer said Tuesday that he was the victim of a hoax after a man claiming he was Spencer called a radio station and said he used steroids.
The man claiming to be Spencer told 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio on air Monday that he took steroids at the Double-A level, among other things relating to his Yankees career.
Spencer, now a hitting coach for the Somerset...Read more »
It turns out Manny won't get to be Manny in Arlington after all.
The Texas Rangers released Manny Ramirez on Tuesday. The team had signed the 41-year-old to a minor league contract on July 3.
Ramirez hit .259 with three home runs and 13 RBIs with the team's Triple-A affiliate in Round Rock. He's a career .312 hitter with 555 home runs.
Prior to signing with the Rangers organization,...Read more »
The old hidden ball trick is alive and well, thanks to Evan Longoria and the Tampa Bay Rays.
Here's how it unfolded: Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly to center in the fourth inning Saturday at Dodger Stadium, giving the Dodgers a 5-0 lead with one out. Skip Schumacker and Juan Uribe advanced to second and third, respectively, and Andre Ethier scored on the play.
With...Read more »
We asked, and you answered.
With Alex Rodriguez set to make his 2013 home debut at Yankee Stadium, we asked readers on Twitter and Facebook a simple question: "Would you boo or cheer Alex Rodriguez on Friday, and why?"
The best results will appear in Friday's paper, but here's a sampling of some of the responses.
If you want to weigh in, tweet us your thoughts @NewsdaySports...Read more »
Major League Baseball suspended Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez 211 games and handed out 50-game suspensions to 12 other baseball players Monday afternoon. Needless to say, there was no shortage of reaction on Twitter.
Check out some of the top Twitter reactions to the suspensions from baseball players past and present. We'll be updating this post as more athletes speak out. (Newsday...Read more »