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Mariano Rivera will always be know as the “Sandman,” but will his theme song continue to play in Yankee Stadium after the 2013 season?
Rivera announced to the media Wednesday that he has come to a decision on whether or not he will be returning to the Yankees roster following the 2013 season. But he didn’t announce his decision just yet.
“Yes, I have,” Rivera said when asked if he made a decision. “But again, I will tell you guys when I think it’s the right moment.”
Last June, Rivera underwent surgery for a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee — an injury suffered while shagging fly balls in right field before a game in Kansas City. Rivera missed the latter part of the 2012 season.
Rivera, now 43, expects to make a full recovery by Opening Day. After finally making his way back to the mound and throwing 25 pitches Wednesday, Rivera had this to say: “It was wonderful to be out there again.”
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The countdowns have finally ended. Today is the day! Yankees pitchers and catchers report to camp today. It's been a long off-season and the preseason looks like it's going to be a busy one.Toward the end of Spring Training we will start getting answers to many of the questions Yankees Universe has about its team. Here are 10 of those questions, in no particular order: 1...
Derek Jeter was drafted by the New York Yankees in 1992 out of high school. Where in his senior year he batted .508 for the season, he also had college recruiters and pro scouts watching him as a youngster. The University of Michigan offered him a scholarship to play baseball. Spending his summers in New Jersey with his grandparents is where he got a chance to go to Yankees games...
In an effort to come into spring training in good shape, Yankees pitcher C.C. Sabathia claims that he once again attempted to do so by not eating Cap'n Crunch.
TAMPA, Fla. — Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli says he consulted with Biogenesis of America LLC after a foot injury, but did not receive any treatment from the facility.
Cervelli said a recommendation to visit the clinic did not come from another player or an agent. He declined to name the person who gave the recommendation.
“I checked with doctors, people, and somebody recommended...
I can't remember a spring training when I was this cynical about the Yankees' prospects for the season. World Series or bust? Really? More like $189M or bust.That's what happens when you have a disastrous offseason like this one. I mean, really -- what Brian Cashman moves, exactly, excited you this winter? Signing the injury-ridden ex-Boston Red Sox Kevin Youkilis for...
Alex Rodriguez — who is already getting enough press for his alleged involvement with performance-enhancing drugs — is happy to know that a long awaited book about the New York Yankees slugger's life has been shelved by its publisher.
A source told The New York Daily News that A-Rod thinks it's great that a book about him, being written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author...
Good walk rate? Check. Good strikeout rate? Check. Solid line drive and infield fly rates? Check and check.Confused? Check.What the heck is going on with Mark Teixeira‘s batting average! I understand that the man is aging and I get that he’s probably one of the slower sluggers in baseball, but Teixeira’s .250ish batting average fails both the formula test and the eye test....
Friday is Asteroid Day in America. Top scientists say a bus-sized chunk of rock will miss the earth by about 15 minutes, closer than anything since we developed the abacus and started tracking them. It's a "city killer" (Abe Beam wasn't the only one.) If the chunk hits Atlanta, everybody's a Flame. If it hits Denver, everybody's a Nugget. If it hits Boston...
It’s no surprise on the day former Red Sox third/first baseman Kevin Youkilis reported
to Yankees spring training the first words out of his mouth to the media were
about the Red Sox. What may surprise you to know is that those words were spoken
with high regard for his former organization.
Youkilis spent 9 years with the Red Sox organization (2004-2012) and was a vital member...
The Boss outside of Steinbrenner Field (Photo courtesy of Flickr)
As with the start of every season, storylines abound as spring training 2013 enters its second day. There is plenty of intrigue surrounding Yankee camp and we will keep you updated as news breaks.
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Jack Curry of the YES Network reports that Mariano Rivera threw about 25 pitches...