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The Yankees strengthened their offense and defense on Thursday by acquiring Stephen Drew from the Red Sox for Kelly Johnson and getting Martin Prado from the Diamondbacks for Peter O'Brien and a player to be named later.
But the biggest impact for the Yankees may have been made by other teams -- namely the Athletics and Tigers.
The Yankees enter Friday five games behind the American...Read more »
If the U.S. ever needs to launch men back to the moon, it's good to know we could just use Yoenis Cespedes' rocket arm.
The Athletics leftfielder made tremendous -- and that might be underselling it -- throws on back-to-back nights to cut down Angels baserunners at home and third, respectively.
Of course, Cespedes didn't play the balls in play all that well, which is why he had to uncork...Read more »
It’s just over a week into the season and the Oakland Athletics' Jim Johnson has already lost the closer’s job.
After Johnson's latest bad outing Wednesday, A’s manager Bob Melvin told reporters Thursday: "We’re going to give Jim a break."
Johnson gave up two earned runs on two hits and two walks in just 1/3 of an inning Wednesday. In just 3.1 innings over five appearances this year,...Read more »