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Yankees Rumors: Hiroki Kuroda almost retired

Hiroki Kuroda signed a one-year deal to return to the New York Yankees this off-season. However, the 39-year-old nearly retired instead, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal.Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova said that Hiroki Kuroda mentioned to him the final weekend of last season that he might retire. Nova thought Kuroda might be kidding, but it turns out that the Japanese...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giants Edge Cubs at Indian School Park

Jeremy Sy belted an RBI triple and a single and Nick Noonan singled and doubled and scored a run, as the Giants edged the Cubs 3-2 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning at Indian School Park Field #2 in Scottsdale, AZ. Tags: Cubs Extended Spring TrainingEXST Cubs Extended Spring TrainingJeferson Mejia
Via Cub Reporter
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hammerin' Hank receives slew of racist hate mail, again

After speaking his mind about the progress that's been made in race relations over the last 40 years, Hank Aaron sparked many to send the Atlanta Braves racially-charged letters of disapproval. 
Via FOXSports.com
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chad Billingsley to have MRI following bullpen session

Chad Billingsley is set to have an MRI on his right elbow following a bullpen session on Tuesday. Billingsley was unable to complete the session and now the Los Angeles Dodgers have sent him to have a dye-MRI. Just over a week ago Billingsley reported some discomfort in his elbow following a rehab start. The Dodgers said there was no structural damage at that time. Chad Billingsley...
Via Tireball.com
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bat-Flip Royale: Jayson Werth is your early leader for the 2014 belt

Believe it or not, but we’re still already two weeks into the 2014 MLB season. Maybe it’s been the mounting injuries, or relatively expected results so far, but it feels like it’s been a lot longer. Anyhow, what with players still working out the small sample size kinks, and my unfortunate obligation to write an essay on Robinson Crusoe by tomorrow’s ENG 321 class, today...
Via The MLB Nation
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reno Aces’ SP Archie Bradley Passed On By Diamondbacks

It has been a very odd couple of days for Arizona Diamondback’s minor league phenom Archie Bradley. Just last Friday he had left his wallet on the plane during a trip to Tucson, Arizona from Reno, Nevada as he was giddy about getting prime seats for the flight, or in his words, “I got lucky on the plane and actually got a big seat.  I put it (the wallet) in the pouch in front...
Via FF Locker Room
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Empire State Building in blue for Jackie Robinson Day

To honor the 67th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the MLB color barrier, the Empire State Building shined True Dodger Blue.
Via Gamedayr
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers activate Brian Wilson from DL

getty images The Los Angeles Dodgers have activated relief pitcher Brian Wilson from the disabled list. Wilson had no troubles during his rehab assignment and will be inserted into a setup role ahead of Kenley Jansen. In order to make room for Wilson on the active roster the Dodgers sent left hander Paco Rodriguez to Triple-A Albuquerque. The Dodgers sent Rodriguez down despite...
Via Tireball.com
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Orioles' Johan Santana to throw a bullpen session on Thursday

Mastering the art of resiliency, Baltimore Orioles left-hander Johan Santana will continue his road back to big leagues on Thursday, as the 35-year old is scheduled to throw a bullpen session at the team's minor league complex in Sarasota, Florida.Johan Santana will throw BP on Thursday in Sarasota, another step forward for his rehab from shoulder surgery. #orioles— Eduardo...
Via Sports Injury Alert
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Matt Carpenter makes funny face

We’ve gotten some pretty great baseball GIFs so far in this young season, but this one – featuring Matt Carpenter’s derp face – is definitely the greatest, and it may never be topped for the rest of the year. If that derp face is juicin’ (and it very well may be) it’s still getting into the Hall of Fame on the first ticket. That’s about as good as it gets, ladies and...
Via Next Impulse Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

White Sox wear 'Boston Strong, Sox Together' shirts

The Chicago White Sox played host to the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night on the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings that claimed the lives of three and injured hundreds. In Boston, a touching ceremony was held to remember those affected by the tragedy, but Chicago wanted to make sure the victims knew that support still extended far beyond Massachusetts. The White...
Via Next Impulse Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli's finger looks nasty after bad slide

Red Sox first basemen Mike Napoli slid head first into second base Monday caught his finger awkwardly on the bag.  Instead of looking like the number one, it looked like a seven. Note to kids watching at home: slide feet first whenever possible. SEE… @WillBrinson
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

MLB Injury Report: Tampa Bay Rays P Matt Moore Opts for Season Ending Tommy John Surgery

Tampa Bay Rays P Matt Moore has decided to proceed with Tommy John surgery rather than rehabilitate the partially torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in his throwing elbow. Moore left his last start against the Kansas City Royals after feeling discomfort in the elbow during the 5th inning. The initial MRI performed on Moore’s elbow came back inconclusive, resulting in the Rays...
Via FF Locker Room
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' blasts help hand Twins 9-3 defeat

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Jose Bautista had three hits and an RBI, and Brett Lawrie hit a grand slam in the ninth inning to help the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 9-3 on Tuesday night. Edwin Encarnacion had two hits and an RBI, and Aaron Loup (1-0) won in relief of starter Brandon Morrow, who lasted 3 2-3 innings on a 35-degree night at Target Field. The Blue Jays led 5-2...
Via Fox Sports North
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

#MetsTwitterRecap: Finally .500 In 2014; Mets Crush D-Backs 9-0

[View the story "#MetsTwitterRecap: Finally .500 In 2014; Mets Crush D-Backs 9-0" on Storify] The post #MetsTwitterRecap: Finally .500 In 2014; Mets Crush D-Backs 9-0 appeared first on The Daily Stache.
Via The Daily Stache
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Emotional Tuesday Night at the Cell for White Sox, Red Sox

In Tuesday’s White Sox Red Sox game, there was a clear nod of respect to the past. Ex-White Sox players A.J. Pierzynski and Jake Peavy returned to the South Side of Chicago, every player was wearing the number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson, and it marked that one year had passed since the deadly Boston Marathon bombings. If you remember, last year, the day after the bombings,...
Via isportsweb.com
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Unassuming Leake keys Reds win

Because of Mike Leake's pitching and hitting prowess Tuesday night, the Reds have a chance to get their first series win of the season on Wednesday.
Via FOXSports.com
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Astros promoting top prospect

Outfielder George Springer is one of the top prospects in baseball and on Tuesday night news broke that the Houston Astros are finally set to bring him up to the big leagues in time for Wednesday’s game. Springer earned a promotion after going 3-for-4 Tuesday night with a grand slam. He opened this season at Triple-A Oklahoma City, and has hit .353 with three home runs, nine RBIs...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hindsight is 20/20

Playing backseat GM is pretty easy when you have the benefit of hindsight. Being a successful GM requires a healthy dose of foresight, a large pinch of scouting, a fair amount of logic and business acumen, and a few gallons of luck. Which is, of course, why it’s so easy to play backseat, hindsight GM. See, in the middle of March, there began talk that the Yankees might...
Via YanksinExile.com
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Light Up Strasburg and Stammen En Route to Blowout

Abandon all hope, ye who enter here. Tonight’s game was a total clunker, as Stephen Strasburg allowed six runs in four innings and Craig Stammen allowed five more the next inning as the Washington Nationals (8-6) were blown out by the Miami Marlins (6-9), 11-2. Strasburg (L, 1-2) looked bad right from the starting gun. He allowed four hits and three runs in the first inning, as...
Via The Nats Blog
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Juan Nicasio shows that he has taken huge steps forward for the Colorado Rockies

Juan Nicasio showed his huge steps on Tuesday night.One pitch Juan.That is what would have been an appropriate nickname for Colorado Rockies starter Juan Nicasio in 2013. The right-hander threw his four seemed fastball literally 95 percent of the time. After being rushed to the big leagues, it was the only pitch that was good enough to use at the big league level.On Tuesday night...
Via Rockies Review
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chris Young Completes Rehab, Will Join Mets In Arizona

Here comes the cavalry. Terry Collins said that he expects Chris Young to rejoin the Mets on Wednesday in Arizona and accompany the team back to New York, according to a report on ESPN New York. Young is eligible to be activated from the disabled list on Friday, when the Mets open a weekend series at Citi Field against the Atlanta Braves. Chris Young started in left field for Triple...
Via Mets Merized Online
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Donaldson, A's rally in 11th to beat Angels again

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Josh Donaldson drove in Jed Lowrie with an 11th-inning double, and the Oakland Athletics overcame Mike Trout's tying homer in the ninth for a 10-9 victory against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.
Via FOXSports.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Finally Promote George Springer

The Houston Astros look to be on the cusp of officially promoting top prospect George Springer  from Triple “A” Oklahoma City on Wednesday in an attempt to jump-start their anemic offense. The Astros are currently batting .185 as a team through the first 14 games and sit hunkered in the basement of the AL West with only five wins on the young season. It is speculated that outfielder...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Archie Bradley’s agent calls out Diamondbacks for not calling up Bradley

(Rick Scuteri/USA Today Sports)   Kevin Towers has stated that he doesn’t want Archie Bradley to be thrown into a situation where he is viewed as the savior of the rotation. Given the D-backs starting rotation’s woes over the beginning of the season, there isn’t much doubt that Bradley, the Diamondbacks’ top prospect, would be viewed as a savior. Apparently, Bradley’s...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

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