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  1. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 19, 2014, 6:17 AM EST

    Clayton Kershaw no-hitter

    Clayton Kershaw was nearly perfect. And, at least by one measure, was better than a lot of guys who have thrown perfect games.

  2. Francisco Cervelli returns from 60-day disabled list

    Jun 17, 2014, 6:43 PM EST

    Francisco Cervelli

    The Yankees have made a change at backup catcher, activating Francisco Cervelli from the 60-day disabled list and sending John Ryan Murphy back to Triple-A.

  3. AL All-Star voting update: Derek Jeter still has a battle on his hands at shortstop

    Jun 16, 2014, 9:49 PM EST

    2014 All-Star Game logo

    There aren’t any significant changes in the American League All-Star balloting from last week, but tonight’s update shows that there are still quite a few positions up for grabs. Shortstop is one of them.

  4. Yankees prospect Gary Sanchez disciplined at Double-A

    Jun 13, 2014, 10:15 AM EST

    Gary Sanchez Yankees

    Yankees catching prospect Gary Sanchez, who ranked 35th on Baseball America’s annual list heading into this season, has been benched at Double-A for repeated disciplinary reasons.

  5. The Braves are policing imaginary offenses again

    Jun 13, 2014, 8:13 AM EST

    Dickerson

    “There are no accidents” — David Carpenter’s personal motto, apparently.

  6. Everything you wanted to know about baseball’s unwritten rules. And lots of stuff you don’t.

    May 29, 2014, 4:32 PM EST

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    Every man’s gotta have a code. Even a silly, antiquated and contradictory one like baseball players have.

  7. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    May 29, 2014, 7:01 AM EST

    Phillies celebrate

    Ryan Howard walked the Phillies off with a three-run homer. Josh Donaldson did the same thing for the Athletics. Really, if you weren’t hitting walkoff three-run homers last night, we don’t want to know you.

  8. Brian McCann and Carlos Gomez are now friends

    May 9, 2014, 6:55 PM EST

    Crols Gomez Brian McCann

    Once enemies, Carlos Gomez and Brian McCann are now friends.

  9. Yasiel Puig has a top-ten bat toss after hitting a Giancarlo Stanton-esque homer

    May 3, 2014, 9:10 PM EST

    Yasiel Puig

    Yasiel Puig’s bat flip on a home run hit Saturday against the Marlins is arguably one of the top-ten best bat flips of all time.

  10. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 30, 2014, 6:18 AM EST

    Derek Jeter Robinson Cano

    The Yankees Bleacher Creatures chanted “You sold out!” at Robinson Cano. The world is made for people who aren’t cursed with self-awareness.

  11. Red Sox first baseman/outfielder Mike Carp became a knuckleballer last night

    Apr 25, 2014, 10:15 AM EST

    Mike Carp Red Sox

    Five walks and a bunch of knuckleballs for Mike Carp in his pitching debut.

  12. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 21, 2014, 6:39 AM EST

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    The Unwritten Rules strike again. Plus, I wish you all a happy Spring Thanksgiving.

  13. Chipper Jones chimed in on the Carlos Gomez incident

    Apr 20, 2014, 6:00 PM EST

    Chipper Jones is not a fan of Carlos Gomez.

  14. Francisco Cervelli exits with leg injury

    Apr 13, 2014, 10:41 PM EST

    Baltimore Orioles v New York Yankees

    The Yankees may need a back-up back-up first baseman now.

  15. “Gave proof through the night … that our flag was still … oh, man. Oh jeez.”

    Apr 9, 2014, 5:42 PM EST

    Camera

    Our photo of the day: Braves Nation shows a stunning lack of respect for its neighboring country.

  16. 2014 Preview: New York Yankees

    Mar 27, 2014, 3:21 PM EST

    Yankees logo

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The New York Yankees The Big Question: Does $471 million in offseason commitments put the Yankees back in the playoffs? The…

  17. Evan Gattis reveals that he had off-season knee surgery

    Mar 14, 2014, 7:05 PM EST

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    David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that Braves catcher Evan Gattis had off-season knee surgery. In October, Gattis had a “dime-sized” bone chip removed from his right knee, which had been bothering him since 2006. As a result, the Braves hadn’t been using him in spring training at the same pace most teams…

  18. Francisco Cervelli drawing “lots of trade interest”

    Mar 10, 2014, 10:41 PM EST

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    George A. King III of the New York Post heard last month that the Yankees might look to deal a catcher before they head back north for Opening Day. That catcher could be Francisco Cervelli. According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, the 28-year-old Cervelli is drawing “lots of trade interest” from front offices around…

  19. Michael Pineda makes his case for a rotation spot

    Mar 8, 2014, 10:02 AM EST

    Michael Pineda AP

    Dogged by shoulder issues, Michael Pineda has yet to throw a regular season pitch for the Yankees since being acquired from the Mariners two offseasons ago, but he showed a glimpse of his old form last night. Making his spring debut, Pineda tossed two scoreless innings in a Grapefruit League game against the Tigers. Topping…

  20. 2014 Preview: Colorado Rockies

    Mar 3, 2014, 5:30 PM EST

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Colorado Rockies. The Big Question: Can the Rockies get back over the .500 mark? Rookie manager Walt Weiss led…

  21. 2014 Preview: Atlanta Braves

    Feb 28, 2014, 6:00 PM EST

    Atlanta Braves v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Four

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Atlanta Braves. The Big Question: Can the Braves follow up on a 96-win season and defend their NL East…

  22. Lou Whitaker, nachos, tiger paw carpet and other stuff I saw in Lakeland

    Feb 28, 2014, 2:00 PM EST

    Lou Whitaker

    LAKELAND, FLORIDA — After clubhouses close I usually wander around and take pictures of people without asking. Then I eat ballpark food. It’s a totally healthy way to live life. Here’s some of the random things I saw while I was waiting for the game to start. Hey, it’s should-be-Hall-of-Famer Lou Whitaker! Where are you…

  23. B.J. Upton made some mechanical adjustments

    Feb 21, 2014, 10:30 PM EST

    Atlanta Braves v Miami Marlins

    B.J. Upton became one of 12 players since the start of the millennium to post an OPS below .560 while taking at least 400 trips to the plate. Upton, who established himself as one of baseball’s most dynamic players while with the Rays, could never get it going in the first year of a five-year,…

  24. Brian Cashman says it’s “asking too much” to expect Masahiro Tanaka to be an ace

    Feb 7, 2014, 6:05 PM EST

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    Yankees GM Brian Cashman is doing his best to temper expectations for his $175 million pitcher. Per ESPN’s Andrew Marchand, Cashman says it would be “asking too much” to expect Tanaka to perform like an ace. Instead, he sees Tanaka as “a really solid, consistent No. 3 starter.” Cashman expects Tanaka to experience “some growing…

  25. The Yankees signed Brian McCann because of his Munson-like toughness and demeanor

    Feb 7, 2014, 8:00 AM EST

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    John Harper of the Daily News spoke to Brian McCann’s dad about his son signing with the Yankees. His dad relates this story, which he said was told to him by Hal Steinbrenner after the Yankees signed his boy: “Mr. Steinbrenner told me the story the day we were in New York for the press…

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