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Another one bites the dust.
The Yankees announced that right-handed reliever Joba Chamberlain would be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right oblique strain, adding yet another injury to a season full of them. The DL stint is retroactive to April 28.
Chamberlain is 0-0 with a 3.86 ERA and one save in 9.1 innings this season.
He'll be the 10th member of the Yankees 40-man...Read more »
MIAMI -- Mets manager Terry Collins said on Wednesday morning that he's been pleased with his team's approach at the plate, even though that approach hasn't led to any results.
While the Mets continue to work counts, he said the issue has stemmed from simply missing good pitches to hit, and failing to do damage against opposing bullpens. Hitting coach Dave Hudgens echoed the message, preaching...Read more »
Toronto Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion had hit 47 home runs at the Rogers Centre before Tuesday, but he never hit any quite like this one.
With the Jays leading the Boston Red Sox 4-3 in the bottom of the fifth inning, Encarnacion hit an absolute moonshot off of Jon Lester that landed in the fifth deck in left field. He's only the 14th player ever to hit one into the 500 level at Rogers...Read more »
One month into the season, we’ve learned quite a few interesting facts about some contenders:
The pen is not mightier
The Cardinals are one of the top teams in baseball once again this season. After winning the World Series in 2011 and making it to Game 7 of the National League Championship Series against the eventual World Champion Giants last year, St. Louis is now a half-game out...Read more »
Buried in the Yankees’ embarrassing 9-1 loss to the lowly Astros on Monday night was a glimpse of what could turn out to be a bright spot for the organization. Left-hander Vidal Nuno took the mound to start the seventh inning, making his MLB debut, and worked three shutout innings to finish the game, allowing four hits, no walks and striking out two.
He threw 38 pitches, 28 for strikes, and...Read more »
If Kevin Youkilis hits the disabled list with the back issues that have led him to play in only one game since April 20, the Yankees have some options on the open market to replace him.
Internally, the organization is light on infielders. Injuries to Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez have exposed this area of shallow depth, forcing Jayson Nix and Eduardo Nunez into more prominent action than...Read more »
MIAMI -- If the Mets snap their season-long four-game losing streak on Monday night against the Marlins, it will have to be without star third baseman David Wright, who is dealing with muscle spasms in his neck.
The club is hoping that Wright is just day to day, though he has yet to be examined by doctors, manager Terry Collins said during his pregame media briefing.
With virtually the...Read more »
The Mets knew they were getting a potential star catcher back when they traded R.A. Dickey to Toronto in December. They just didn't expect it to be John Buck.
Buck, a 32-year-old career .236 hitter who'd already been traded once last offseason, was more of a throw-in on the deal that brought catching prospect Travis d'Arnaud to the Mets.
Yet one month into the season, Buck is flourishing...Read more »
Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli has suffered a broken hand against the Blue Jays and will miss approximately six weeks for surgery, Newsday's David Lennon reports.
Cervelli broke his hand on a foul tip in the first inning. Cervelli was pulled from the game in the top of the first after maganer Joe Girardi and trainer Steve Donohue checked out Cervelli's hand.
The Yankees reportedly...Read more »
This GIF has been making the web rounds today, showing Yu Darvish throwing all five of his pitches at once.
The wind-up and delivery for each of his pitches have been superimposed on top of each other to make it appear as if he's throwing five baseballs.
On that level alone it's pretty mind blowing, but then there's the crazy movement that Darvish is able to achieve on his pitches, made...Read more »