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Sliding Into Home:
From the NY Times:"Re-signing for the Yankees has awakened a fresh determination in me," the 10-times All Star told Japanese media after a workout in Kobe.
"This is a team that can select A-Rod as a pinch-hitter we're talking about," he added, referring to fellow future Hall of Famer Alex Rodriguez.
Ichiro's future with the Yankees had hung in the balance, the player unhappy that talks on a new deal were taking so long and threatening to negotiate with other clubs.
However, after agreeing terms on a deal worth $13 million over two years, Ichiro is expected to be the team's starting right fielder this season.
"It is an absolutely unique team," said Ichiro, who reportedly turned down more money from other MLB teams to remain in the Yankees pinstripes.
"Being able to take my place alongside such players has been something I have thinking about."One of the things I'm really looking forward to for the 2013 season is watching a full season of Ichiro.
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Ah… another day in Yankees Universe, as more disappointing news just keeps on coming.
Rafael Soriano (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
As the Washington Nationals just cemented themselves as the favorites to win the 2013 World Series, and the reason is the new addition of now ex-Yankees closer Rafael Soriano to their bullpen.
The Washington Post reports that Soriano will be pocketing ...
The official Team USA roster will be announced tomorrow, however we already know that Andy Pettitte will be participating in this year’s World Baseball Classic, according to WFAN’s Jon Heyman.
Pettitte, 40, admittedly said he didn’t have his legs fully underneath him for much of the season. His decision to pitch in the WBC can be viewed as both a risk and reward for him and...
It looks like Derek Jeter's post-surgery rehabbing is coming along right on schedule and his offseason prediction that he expects to be ready for Opening day in the Bronx is not a forgone boast.
Tuesday, the New York Yankees shortstop was pictured for the first time without a special boot to protect his repaired left ankle that he fractured during the ALCS.
Jeter, who underwent...
Right-hander Phil Hughes and the New York Yankees have agreed to a $7.15 million, one-year contract, a raise of $3.75 million.
Wednesday's deal, which is not guaranteed, avoided salary arbitration. Players and teams without agreements are set to swap proposed arbitration salaries on Friday.
Hughes, who is eligible for free agency after next season, was 18-8 in 2010, slumped...
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter says he's been cleared to start baseball activity in his recovery from a broken left ankle.
The 38-year-old team captain reiterated Wednesday that he is on track to be in New York's starting lineup for the opener on April 1.
Jeter won't take the field for workouts until later this month. The 13-time All-Star said that is his normal pre...
The New York Yankees avoided an arbitration hearing with pitcher Phil Hughes, when Hughes agreed to a one-year, $7.15 million contract, the New York Daily News reported. Hughes, 26, was 16-13 last season with a 4.32 earned average in 32 games, all starts. His best season was 2010, when he went 18-8. He made $2.7 million in 2011 and $3.2 million in 2012.
Berra’s plaque hangs in Cooperstown (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)
When the final chapter of the game is written and the Pantheon of baseball greats is assembled, Lawrence Peter Berra will surely be among them. In his 18-year, Hall of Fame career as a New York Yankee, Yogi Berra was the glue of two dynasties, piloted by Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle, was the preeminent...
Reliever Rafael Soriano and the Washington Nationals were working to finalize a $28 million, two-year contract on Tuesday, said a person familiar with the negotiations.
The person said Soriano's deal would contain a $14 million option for 2015 that would become guaranteed if he has 120 games finished over 2013 and 2014 combined. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition...
The Washington Nationals have signed free agent reliever Rafael Soriano to a two-year, $28 million deal with a vesting option for a third season, reports Jeff Passan of Yahoo. The option for 2015 will vest if Soriano finishes 120 games over the 2013 and 2014 seasons, ensuring he'll be Washington's closer during the life of the contract.
Soriano served as the closer for...
The Washington Nationals will be paying Rafael Soriano more than any other reliever not named Mariano Rivera. And they will be giving up draft picks and limiting themselves in slot money for the upcoming draft. All this because the New York Yankees gave Soriano a qualifying offer that he turned down, and the Nationals signed him.
According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports...
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left hip on Wednesday and it is believed that recovery from the procedure means that A-Rod will be out of the Bronx Bombers lineup until mid-July, sometime around the All-Star Break. The surgery, performed by at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York by Dr. Bryan Kelly reportedly “went as...
New York third baseman Alex Rodriguez will have surgery on his left hip on Wednesday, and if all goes well he could return to the Yankees lineup shortly after the All-Star break. Dr. Bryan Kelly, the co-director of the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan and the lead surgeon for Rodriguez, told the New York Daily News that the recovery and healing process for Rodriguez should...