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The debate about whether Matt Harvey should start the All-Star Game is moot. At least to Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, the pitcher most frequently mentioned as an alternative to Harvey.
“He should,” Kershaw told FOXSports.com. “There’s no reason, especially if it’s in New York, that he shouldn’t start. That’s what the fans will want. I’ve got no problem with that.”
By traditional measures,...Read more »
The Yankees have signed free agent infielder Luis Cruz, who was recently cut loose by the Los Angeles Dodgers, the team announced Wednesday.
Instead of accepting a minor-league assignment with the Dodgers, Cruz opted for free agency. It worked out for the 29-year-old who will already get his shot with the Yankees. Cruz will play shortstop and hit eighth in Wednesday's game against the Twins...Read more »
All-Star voting ends Thursday, and it’s likely to end without Yasiel Puig being named a starter – unless a flood of write-in votes changes things.
But that doesn’t mean that the Cuban-born Dodgers phenom won’t play in the midsummer classic.
First the facts: Puig strolled on to the MLB stage on June 3, like a lightning bolt sent to save the Dodgers’ season and Don Mattingly’s job as manager....Read more »
The Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers will have to wait another night to renew their storied rivalry as Tuesday's game at Yankee Stadium was postponed because of rain.
The game will be made up as part of a day-night split doubleheader Wednesday with the first game slated for 1:05 p.m. and the second at 7:05 p.m., the Yankees announced on their official Twitter.
Phil Hughes was originally...Read more »
Each week leading up to the All-Star Game at Citi Field we’ll compile our list of who SHOULD start the game based on current performance (click the player's name to see their full stats). Feel free to leave a comment and tell us what you think:
1B – Chris Davis, Orioles
Davis is no one-week wonder. After a torrid start to the season, he’s kept up the hot hitting,...Read more »