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Felix Lopez stood on the top step of the New York Yankees' dugout, chewing on an unlit cigar stub and flashing the smile of a proud father.
Second baseman Robinson Cano was back on the field with the Yankees after leading the Dominican Republic to the championship of the World Baseball Classic and Lopez greeted him with a big hug near the batting cage.
''His success with the Dominican Republic just shows he's a great player and we're proud of him,'' said Lopez, the Yankees' chief international officer. ''I've seen him since he was a baby and I call him my son sometimes because he grew up in this organization.''
Cano, a four-time All-Star who returned to camp Thursday, was MVP of the WBC after hitting .469 with two homers and six RBIs. Now, it's back to work with the Yankees, who are battling injuries and skeptics as the regular season nears.
Cano singled and scored in the Yankees' 6-1 loss to Minnesota in his first game...
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Is Cano or Cespedes going to have the better year?
Robinson Cano has been one of the best hitters in baseball over past several years. His three year averages: .311/.370/.539, 30 HR, 107 RBI, 104 runs, and 5 sB. The 30/100/100 mark is a milestone and when someone averages that over three years in an increasingly pitching dominated era, it’s incredible. He has finished 3rd...
Yeah, so remember the other day when I said Jeter would be fine? Well that might not be the case:Instead of opening the season at shortstop, Derek Jeter could wind up opening it on the disabled list.
General manager Brian Cashman acknowledged the possibility yesterday after Jeter had a cortisone shot to recover from inflammation in his left ankle.
“We can’t rule it out...
Minnesota Twins 6 — New York Yankees 1
David Phelps couldn’t finish the 4th inning in tonight’s 6-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins.
The Yankees offense was non-existent in tonight’s game. The World Baseball Classic MVP from the Dominican Republic, Robinson Cano, returned to the lineup tonight and got the only hit for the Yankees. Cano would score on a flyball to left field...
As Yankees ace C.C. Sabathia continues to work towards the overall goal of being on the hill on Monday, April 1, when the American League East rival Boston Red Sox make the trip down to the Bronx for Opening Day, the southpaw increases his workload, one outing at a time.
While his teammates took on the Red Sox at Steinbrenner Field on Wednesday, Sabathia, in an organizational...
The New York Yankees are dealing with multiple injuries as
the regular season approaches – including Curtis Granderson, Alex Rodriguez and
Mark Teixeira. You can add two more names to that list, as Clay Rapada and Phil
Hughes are likely to begin the year on the disabled list.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi told reporters – including Andy McCullough of The Star-Ledger...
Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports that Major League Baseball “is honing in on Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun as two main targets” in their investigation of an anti-aging clinic in Miami called Biogenesis that is run by Anthony Bosch. Passan writes that, “in addition to being the two biggest names in the Biogenesis logbooks, Rodriguez and Braun have in the past provided MLB...
The Yankees are bracing for the idea of Derek Jeter possibly starting the season on the disabled list after he experienced soreness in his surgically repaired ankle.
As reported by Newsday as of now Jeter is slated to return to the field Friday for workout, in order to gauge whether or not he’ll be ready to go for Opening Day. The always optimistic Jeter stated the following...
(Photo credit: Cleveland.com)
New York Yankees 6 — Detroit Tigers 10
Tigers’ srong offense too much for the Yankees in today’s 10-6 loss.
Andy Pettitte started today’s game and pitched well for 6.1 innings. The potent Tigers offense got four runs off of Pettitte through eight hits, one walk, and five strikeouts. In the 5th inning, Pettitte gave up three runs on a home...
Derek Jeter's ankle will keep him out of Major League exhibition games for the rest of spring training. He will play only in minor league games the rest of the way out. The move comes after Jeter felt soreness in his ankle and an inflammation was discovered.
Craig Calcaterra of NBC Sports says the move to have Jeter play in minor league games could be strategic. By...
Eduardo Nunez might find himself in the middle of things come opening day.
Nunez got a hit, drove in a run and made an error while filling in at shortstop for Derek Jeter as the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4-0 Wednesday.
Before the game, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said he didn't know whether Jeter will be available to play in the opener on April 1. The...
Do you remember the last time you saw pitcher Chien-Ming Wang wear the New York Yankees pinstripes?
English: Wang in bullpen 2 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
It was on July 4, 2009 and Wang went five innings, gave up two runs, struck out three, walked three and hit a batter before being removed from the game. He was posted his lowest ERA of the 2009 season, a 10.04.
Well, the Yankees...
Robinson Cano, Jose Reyes and Fernando Rodney of the champion Dominican Republic have been chosen to the all-World Baseball Classic team.
The squad was announced Wednesday. Fans and media combined to pick the team sponsored by MetLife.
Cano hit .469 and was the tournament MVP. The New York Yankees' second baseman hit two homers and drove in six runs as the Dominicans went 8...