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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – David Wright, taking part in his second World Baseball Classic, thinks it’s crazy to blame the tournament for what happened to the Yankees' Mark Teixeira, who bowed out with a strained wrist tendon.
“I think he did it swinging off a tee or something,” Wright said. “They got tees in Tampa. You can get hurt here, you can get hurt in St. Lucie, in Tampa. It doesn’t matter....Read more »
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- With the start of Grapefruit League play approaching, the Mets on Monday night announced their upcoming pitching assignments. Top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler is slated to pitch on Feb. 23 against the Nationals.
Here are the remainder of the pitching assignments for the first few games:
Feb 22 Intrasquad game
RHP Gonzalez Germen RHP LaTroy Hawkins LHP...Read more »
Yogi Berra is a regimented man. If he does something one way that works that will be the way he does it. Those plans, though, will have to deviate this year as the 87-year-old baseball legend will see spring training start for the Yankees without him. It is not so much that Berra is in ailing health, but his age and limited travel ability that have made him a no-show at George M. Steinbrenner Field...Read more »
-- The Yankees train in Tampa, but the Tampa Bay Rays train 94 miles away in Port Charlotte. -- Mets Stadium is the new name of the Mets’ ballpark in Port St. Lucie. It was called Digital Domain Park last year after years of being known as Tradition Field, and before that Thomas J. White Stadium.
-- The Red Sox’s Jet Blue Park in Ft. Myers not only has a version of The Green Monster, but the...Read more »