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Much of the focus as baseball heads into the second half of the season is on the possible suspensions of Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun and a handful of All-Stars implicated in the Biogenesis performance-enhancing drug scandal.
But Puigmania, a Pirates revival and one impressive power show in Baltimore could shift attention back onto the field.
The American League won the All-Star game on Tuesday night, giving home-field advantage in the World Series back to the junior circuit after three years of NL dominance.
Now the race is on to get to the Fall Classic. St. Louis and Boston have the best records in their leagues right now but only Atlanta has a division lead of more than five games. All the playoff spots are still up for grabs.
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Alex Rodriguez is beefing up his security team while he's rehabbing in the minor leagues, and one of his guards is a former WWE wrestler.
Alex Rodriguez, who leads the league in Headlines Earned despite his season-long absence from the field, is set to return to the Yankees on Monday. Hopefully for the Bombers, the stories he inspires in the second-half will pertain to baseball.
A-Rod returns to the Yankees lineup on Monday.
There, already, is an indication of A-Rod’s waning ability. A piece about an 0-37 slide...
Alex Rodriguez expects to be back with the New York Yankees early next week, even as early as Monday when they face off against the Texas Rangers in Arlington. Rodriguez is trying to return from a second hip surgery. He has not played in a major league game since the 2012 postseason in which he went 3-for-25 with 12 strikeouts. He was pinch-hit for and benched during the playoffs...
Alex Rodriguez is now on schedule to join the New York Yankees as early as Monday in Texas, after a stint with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday. His 20-day rehab limit ends Sunday.
"I feel good," said Rodriguez, who underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left hip in January. "What I'm happy with is I'm getting the barrel of the bat on the ball. I'...
With all baseball eyes watching New York Yankees' third baseman Alex Rodriguez for a number of reasons, Rodriguez himself says that he feels good as MLB.com's Jed Weisberger reports. Rodriguez spoke to reporters after his rehab game with Double-A Trenton on Tuesday. He first asked about his teammate Robinson Cano, who left the All-Star game after getting hit by a Matt ...
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez isn't ready to rejoin the team.
The Yankees said Rodriguez has a Grade 1 strain of his left quadriceps muscle and won't be able to return this week in Texas, as had been planned. Instead, Rodriguez will remain on the disabled list and return to Tampa, Fla., "for rest and treatment," the Yankees said in a statement issued...
Third baseman Alex Rodriguez will rejoin the New York Yankees on Monday in Texas, team president Randy Levine has confirmed to Bob Nightengale of USA Today.
"If he's ready to come back, and he's healthy, he'll be back Monday night," Levine told Nightengale. "We need Alex Rodriguez. We need a right-handed bat. We need a third baseman. He's the best...
While Alex Rodriguez has his sights set on a Monday return against the Rangers in Texas, general manager Brian Cashman is waiting to see what the next few days bring.
“Let’s get through the weekend,’’ Cashman said of Rodriguez jumping off the disabled list in time to face Yu Darvish in Arlington.
Rodriguez, who didn’t play yesterday after a morning workout, is slated...
Alex Rodriguez is now on schedule to join the New York Yankees as
early as Monday in Texas, after a stint with Triple-A
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday. His 20-day rehab limit ends
Arod is moving on with life despite the gigantic black cloud that is a possible 100 game suspension hanging over his head.
Rodriguez was a guest on WFAN’s Mike Francesa show on Wednesday and spoke in detail about his rehab progression. Although he’s only batting .179 with one home run and 7 strike outs in 10 games, he said he’s ready to return to his team.
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If you’re expecting a big splash by the trade deadline you’re not going to get it. With that said, there are a couple of serviceable players out there that could be moved to help your contending team. Once again – the usual sellers are selling and buyers are buying. We will see. Enjoy the weekend.
Well, the All-Star Game is behind us after a 3-0 American League victory. During the game, the non-player highlight was probably this fan runnin onto the field...because he got 1000 retweets. Oh. But where do we go from here? There's no baseball today. There's no baseball tomorrow. So I guess we're just going to take today off? Hah. Yeah right.
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The New York Yankees are hopeful that third baseman Alex Rodriguez will complete his minor league rehab this weekend and join the team in Texas early next week. “That’s the hope,” general manager Brian Cashman said in a phone conversation Wednesday with ESPNNewYork.com. “We’ll see
The All-Star break is finally here, and it could not have come any sooner.
English: Cap logo of the New York Yankees (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
After witnessing a weekend where the New York Yankees lost their first series to the Minnesota Twins since 2001 put the icing on the cake of what has been a grueling first half.
Starting out the season sans Derek Jeter, Curtis Granderson,...