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Eric Chavez left the New York Yankees' game against the Baltimore Orioles during his at-bat in the fifth inning because of a whiplash injury and possible concussion.
The Yankees say the oft-injured third baseman sustained the injury in the top of the fifth Wednesday night while diving for J.J. Hardy's double down the line.
Still, Chavez tried to bat in the bottom half. After taking a called strike two, Chavez attempted to set himself in the batter's box but called time and appeared to steady himself by grabbing his left thigh. He tried to steady himself again then stepped out. Chavez needed to be helped off the field and paused before being helped down the dugout steps.
Eduardo Nunez pinch hit for Chavez and fouled a pitch off before striking out looking. The strikeout is credited to Chavez.
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Mariano Rivera was carted off the field with an apparent knee injury during batting practice before Thursday's game between the Yankees and Royals in Kansas City, according to news reports.
Rivera, baseball's career saves leader, apparently injured himself shagging fly balls in the outfield, but was smiling as he was carted off, according to a report by The (N.J.) Star-Ledger...
Yankees closer Mariano Rivera emphatically stated Friday that a torn ACL in his right knee will not spell the end of his Hall of Fame career.
"I'm coming back. Write it down in big letters. I'm not going out like this," Rivera told reporters Friday in Kansas City.
The 42-year-old all-time saves leader hinted before the season that 2012 would be his final campaign...
From this point forward, perhaps shagging fly balls in the outfield before a game should only be mandatory for pitchers who are under the age of 42. Maybe it isn’t exactly mandatory, but tracking down balls is something some of the Yankees players like to do to warm up and stay in shape. Yankees fans are now crossing their fingers the injury Mariano Rivera suffered while taking...
KANSAS CITY You're joking, right? This wasn't in the script. The script says Mariano Rivera walks away when he's good and ready, and not a minute sooner. And he doesn't walk, either. He sprints like a jackrabbit in spring and leaps straight into the arms of his teammates, who collectively hoist him onto their shoulders one last time. He's waving his cap in the...
Apparently Jesus told Andy Pettitte that lying about his conversations with Roger Clemens is okay as long as you present yourself as an "aw shucks" hick that "misremembers and stuff."This is very similar to Jesus telling Andy to play for Houston because the team owner was a lunatic born again Christian too. Or the time Jesus told Andy to retire and spend more...
WASHINGTON -- Andy Pettitte and Roger Clemens sat some 20 feet apart, Pettitte on the witness stand and Clemens at the defense table, trying to avoid going to jail. The topic: a conversation Pettitte recalled having with his longtime teammate, mentor and workout partner about a dozen years ago. "Roger had mentioned to me that he had taken HGH," Pettitte testified, referring...
WASHINGTON -- With two short answers, Andy Pettitte called into question the validity of his testimony against Roger Clemens, part of a discouraging day for prosecutors in the retrial of the seven-time Cy Young Award winner. After stumbling its way to a mistrial of Clemens last year, the government is struggling again in the retrial -- to the point that the crux of Pettitte's...
REGULAR SEASON GAME 24
YANKEES vs ORIOLES
First Pitch: 7:05 PM | TV: YES/ESPN | Radio: WCBS
Here are the lineups:
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Alex Rodriguez DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Raul Ibanez RF
Eric Chavez 3B
Andruw Jones LF
Russell Martin C
Starting pitcher: RHP Ivan Nova (3-0, 5.18 ERA)
Endy Chavez LF...
Famed Yankee pitcher Andy Pettitte has been sworn in, as a government witness, in the Federal Trial of famed and former Yankee pitcher Roger Clemens. Facing charges of lying to Congress, Clemens will sit and listen as his former teammate gives testimony on the government’s behalf against Clemens. According to Seth Livingstone of USA TODAY, Pettitte was
The all-time saves leader, Mariano Rivera, suffered a torn ACL yesterday while shagging fly balls at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City and according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com it is still unknown if he'll ever pitch again.
“At this point, I don't know,” Rivera said, repeating softly (via Hoch), “At this point, I don’t know. I have to face this first.”
According to Hoch...
On Tuesday, Andy Pettitte and Roger Clemens sat 20 feet apart, something that probably hasn’t happened since “Cotton Eye Joe” was a staple at Yankee Stadium. Pettitte was on the witness stand. Clemens was at the defense table. Eye contact was nowhere to be found. What was the topic du jour? A remark about human growth hormone Pettitte recalled hearing from his longtime teammate...
According to Ben Badler of Baseball America, the New York Yankees have signed Cuban outfielder Adonis Garcia for $400,000. The 26-year old Garcia played in the Venezuelan Winter League this year and hit .270/.313/.461 in 152 AB's.
To read a scouting report I wrote about Garcia back in February click here.
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Andy Pettitte has taken the stand in the Roger Clemens perjury
trial, where Pettitte is expected to testify against his former