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TORONTO, CANADA - MAY 20: R.A. Dickey #43 of the Toronto Blue Jays talks to home plate umpire Clint Fagan #82 between innings during MLB game action against the Tampa Bay Rays on May 20, 2013 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
You just don't see a talent like this come around very often ... I've had a lot of (MLB) scouting directors come up to me and say, `It's been a long time since we've seen this type of athlete.' And when you get to see it every single day, it's special. But it's only special if it's packaged into a guy who works hard and has a likeable personality.
You know what's funny is most of Major League Baseball has a schedule like this, where they live somewhere and they play baseball somewhere else ... We didn't have to do that because we lived in St. Louis, where he played, so it's definitely a new take on things for us. Right now, it's just a matter of being where we need to be.
We asked that he delay his flight home for one day while we worked to renew his visa. Juan Lara did a great job working with MLB to renew the visa and Sams reported to extended spring for two days to knock the rust off.More quotes »
Q&A with Dontrelle Willis of the Long Island Ducks
to get work in a competitive baseball league and that's it. I would hope everybody playing wants to get back to the Major Leagues, but it's not really my thought process. I'm just playing to get myself ready. I'm not even up to 100 pitches yet so there are Read more »
Yankees are missing Derek Jeter's bat, glove at shortstop
.256 with a .696 OPS. Jeter's OPS last season was .791.Yankees shortstops rank 23rd in OPS and are 12th in the American League, leading only the Angels, Rays and Mariners.Jeter, who turns 39 in June, has only twice posted an OPS below .718 during his first Read more »
Yankees call up Dellin Betances
The pitcher who was sent down to make room for Betances, Marshall, was ranked the sixth-best prospect in the Yankees system by Baseball America before the season.Betances began this season in Triple A as a starter, but was recently switched to the pen out Read more »
Hal Steinbrenner believes 'scrappy' Yankees can win with $189 million payroll
the Yankees can win with a much lower payroll next season, Steinbrenner agreed."And some talent down in the minor leagues that quite frankly may have never gotten the chance to do something like this -- certainly not this year," he said. "There's been a lot Read more »
Video: Baseball for the blind
take a quick break from the world of Major League Baseball in this blog post and look at the sport in its lower-case form: baseball.The Long Island Bombers are a blind and visually impaired team who play what's called beep baseball.Watch the video below and Read more »
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A's close in on Rangers
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Canseco pitches reality show
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Jim Johnson cemented as Orioles closer
Orioles manager Buck Showalter once again backed closer Jim Johnson Monday after he blew his third consecutive save, MLB.com reports. Johnson can't help but take all the blame for much of Baltimore's current six-game losing streak. "Well, three of them are 2:03 AM from CBS Sports Read more »
MLB experience bolsters Salt Lake
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