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Major League Baseball suspended Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez 211 games and handed out 50-game suspensions to 12 other baseball players Monday afternoon. Needless to say, there was no shortage of reaction on Twitter.
Check out some of the top Twitter reactions to the suspensions from baseball players past and present. We'll be updating this post as more athletes speak out. (Newsday...Read more »
Ducks pitcher Dontrelle Willis has been signed by the Los Angeles Angels, the Ducks announced Sunday.
Willis will report to Triple-A Salt Lake, Newsday's Ian Cutler has learned.
In 14 starts, Willis led the Atlantic League with a 2.56 ERA. He went 5-4 and recorded 52 strikeouts in 87 2/3 innings.
In nine MLB seasons, with the Florida Marlins, Detroit Tigers, Arizona Diamondbacks...Read more »
The Atlanta Braves walked away with an 8-2 win over the Mets on Wednesday, but the winning pitcher wasn't able to walk under his own power after.
In the eighth inning while covering first base, Tim Hudson got his right heel stepped on by Eric Young Jr., who was trying to beat out a base hit. Hudson fell to the ground writing in pain, and after being examined by the Mets' medical staff, had...Read more »
While Alfonso Soriano has veto power over any trade, he has given Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein a list of teams he would accept a trade to, and the Yankees are one of them, according to multiple reports.
The trade deadline is still one week away, and other teams are reportedly interested in the 37-year-old outfielder. Soriano said he wouldn't turn down the Yankees but is waiting so the...Read more »
When the Yankees started the season without Curtis Granderson, Brett Gardner was called upon to start in centerfield. Last night he showed why.
Gardner ran a long way to catch a ball hit by Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus in the bottom of the eighth inning, saving what would have been at least a double.
At the time, the Yankees still trailed the Rangers 4-3. Gardner's two-out catch...Read more »
Francisco Rodriguez has been traded from the Milwaukee Brewers to the Baltimore Orioles. In exchange, the Brewers will receive minor-league infielder Nick Delmonico.
Rodriguez's role with the Brewers has changed throughout the season, but he took over the closer's role after Jim Henderson struggled and battled an injury. The Orioles already have the MLB saves leader in Jim Johnson, so Rodriguez...Read more »
In the wake of Ryan Braun’s suspension, Alex Rodriguez is planning to appeal any possible suspension and does not intend on trying to work out a deal with Major League Baseball, according to USA Today.
MLB plans to suspend Rodriguez for at least 100 games “for his role with Biogenesis, alleged lies about past performance-enhancing drug use and possible interference in the investigation,”...Read more »
A study from Marist College will reveal where the nation stands on baseball's performance-enhancing drug perdicament.
In light of the MLB's decision to suspend Ryan Braun, the Marist Poll and the Marist College Center of Sports Communication conducted a national survey and asked sports fans two questions about how they feel about PED usage in baseball.
The first question asks whether...Read more »
In a late lineup move, Alex Rodriguez has been moved from third base to designated hitter in Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre's lineup because of tightness in his left quadriceps, the Yankees announced less than an hour before the scheduled first pitch for the RailRiders' game against Louisville on Saturday.
Rodriguez went 2-for-4 as the designated hitter for the RailRiders on Friday.
Before...Read more »
303 - Times a player has hit for the cycle since Curry Foley of the National League's Buffalo Bisons did it for the first time in 1882. The Astros' Brandon Barnes became the latest Friday to join a club that is nearly as exclusive as throwing a no-hitter, a feat that has been done 281 times since 1876.
40 - Years of the designated hitter in the American League, and Bud Selig repeated this...Read more »