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Just because football season is over doesn't mean all the quarterbacks go home.
Five former college and NFL quarterbacks will compete in an MLB Network reality series that pits the group against each other in a competition to see who can throw the best knuckleball, with the winner getting an invite to major league spring training.
The Next Knuckler premieres on Feb. 13 at 9 p.m. and...Read more »
Former Yankee stud prospect Jesus Montero is reportedly named in records from a now-shuttered Miami-based anti-aging clinic that is alleged to have provided performance-enhancing drugs to athletes. The Daily News reported early Wednesday morning that Montero, who served as a catcher and designated hitter for the Seattle Mariners in 2012, is mentioned in records from the clinic, Biogenesis, which...Read more »
Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli, Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun and Baltimore Orioles third baseman Danny Valencia are the latest Major League Baseball players to be connected to a Miami-based clinic that allegedly distributed performance-enhancing drugs. A Yahoo! Sports report says the three players' names appear in records from Biogenesis, a now shuttered anti-aging clinic that has...Read more »
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson fielded some questions on Monday afternoon during a sit-down with reporters. With the offseason winding down, and spring training set to begin in a week, Alderson covered a wide range of topics. But he emphasized one critical point.
When it comes to the Mets becoming competitive again, Alderson said: "It's not that far off."
Here's a few...Read more »
Veteran righthander Brandon Lyon may soon be fitted for a Mets uniform as part of general manager Sandy Alderson's extreme bullpen makeover.
The Mets are close to taking a chance on the 33-year-old righthander, according to several published reports, though the exact terms of the contract remain unclear. CBSSports.com first reported that Lyon was close to an agreement.
The Mets have...Read more »
The Yankees officially signed lefthanded designated hitter/first baseman Travis Hafner to a one-year deal, the team announced Friday.
The 35-year-old hit .228 with 12 home runs and 34 RBIs in 66 games last season with the Cleveland Indians. The once big-time slugger owns a career 201 home runs in his 11 years in the majors.
Hafner is expected to fill the designated hitter role for the...Read more »