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Any debate about whether the Yankees should keep righthander Phil Hughes when he becomes eligible for free agency at the end of the season usually boils down to a stat that both new-age and traditional baseball analysts agree is pretty important: home runs.
Hughes has a propensity for giving up the long ball, leading to suggestions that he -- and the Yankees -- would be better served if he...Read more »
The Mets will have to wait a little longer for some revenge against the pesky Marlins.
The scheduled 7:10 p.m. game at Citi Field Friday night has been rained out and a doubleheader is now scheduled for Sept. 14. There's still hope for Saturday afternoon's regularly scheduled matchup between young phenoms Matt Harvey and Jose Fernandez. The two were slated to face each other Friday night.
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The Mets game against the Washington Nationals scheduled for Thursday has been postponed. The game will be made up as part of a split doubleheader (1:35 and 7:05) July 26.
Justin Turner was due to start in leftfield for the first time in his major-league career.
The Mets' bats finally came alive Wednesday as they crushed the Nats, 10-1, to snap a four-game losing streak. After getting...Read more »
There are, by a rough estimate, approximately 1,200 baseball players in the major leagues. 68 will have the chance to play in the 2013 All-Star Game July 16 at Citi Field.
This means one thing: there will be snubs. There are a few players across Major League Baseball that have put up solid numbers this season yet still find themselves on the bubble for an All-Star Game berth.
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Anthony Bosch, the owner of the now-shuttered Miami clinic Biogenesis alleged to have supplied numerous MLB stars with performance enhancing drugs, was turned into MLB’s primary witness against Alex Rodriguez and other sluggers after Rodriguez refused to give Bosch financial assistance, according to a Daily News report citing sources.
“They were afraid someone else would pay him,” the source...Read more »
Alex Rodriguez could face a 100-game suspension now that Major League Baseball is expecting Tony Bosch, the embattled founder of Biogenesis, to testify in its case against players linked to the alleged PED-dispensing clinic, according to ESPN.
The stunning development comes only days after Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner and general manager Brian Cashman were critical on two separate occasions...Read more »
Joe Girardi said he wasn't sure of the details of Michael Pineda's extended spring training start Monday, but Hal Steinbrenner reported that Pineda threw 65 pitches and is close to beginning his minor-league rehab assignment . . . The June 30 game at Baltimore has been moved to 8:05 p.m. for ESPN . . . Brian Cashman's daughter Grace sang the national anthem....Read more »
One casualty of the decision to try Lyle Overbay in the outfield was Brennan Boesch, who was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre for the second time this season. Boesch was batting .275 with three homers and eight RBIs. David Adams, who has impressed the Yankees during his brief major-league stint, started at third base over Youkilis against righthander Justin Masterson....Read more »
Chris Stewart said he was OK after going through a second day of tests after experiencing lightheadedness and dehydration Saturday and Sunday. "Everything's good today," he said. "Everything went well." Still, Austin Romine started behind the plate Monday night....Read more »
The Yankees fell to the Red Sox, 3-0, in a rain-shortened six-inning game Sunday at Yankee Stadium.
The start of the game was delayed because of a threat for rain. They finally got underway 50 minutes after the 8 p.m. scheduled start.
In the sixth inning, the rain finally came. After a 36-minute delay, the teams retook the field, but they didn't last there long. Two quick outs were recorded...Read more »