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  1. Red Sox name Jon Lester as Opening Day starter

    Mar 27, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

    Jon Lester

    Boston announced that Jon Lester will start on Opening Day, making it the third straight season that he’ll get the Game 1 assignment. Lester is coming off his worst season, going 9-14 with a 4.82 ERA after four straight years with an ERA under 3.50, but he’s looked very good all spring with a 0.90…

  2. 2013 Preview: New York Yankees

    Mar 26, 2013, 4:35 PM EDT

    Derel Jeter

    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 2013 season. Up next: The New York Yankees. The Big Question: Is the Jeter Dynasty over? People used to predict the end of the…

  3. CC Sabathia pleased with spring debut

    Mar 16, 2013, 1:01 PM EDT

    CC Sabathia Getty

    CC Sabathia made his spring debut yesterday against the Marlins and it went about as well as the Yankees could have hoped for. In his first game action since October surgery to remove a bone spur from his left elbow, Sabathia allowed two runs over five innings while walking one and striking out a pair.…

  4. CC Sabathia will make spring debut Friday

    Mar 10, 2013, 6:01 PM EDT

    CC Sabathia

    Yankees lefty CC Sabathia, recovering from off-season surgery to remove a bone spur in his left elbow, will make his spring debut on Friday, reports MLB.com’s Adam Berry: “Felt good today, no problems. I felt strong. I’m ready to go,” Sabathia said. “I’m working pretty hard and trying to throw all my pitches and make…

  5. Pettitte throws a no-hitter

    Feb 26, 2013, 11:39 AM EDT

    andy pettitte getty

    Josh, that is: Pettitte’s son Josh, a senior pitcher at Deer Park (Texas) High School, threw a no-hitter on Friday night against perennial Lone Star State powerhouse Boerne Champion HS, striking out 10 and walking just one to fall ever-so-short of a perfect game. Afterward, YES reports, Yankees pitchers such as CC Sabathia, Phil Hughes…

  6. Matt LaPorta “no longer wakes in the morning and wonders if he’ll be able to walk”

    Feb 11, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT

    Matt LaPorta

    Matt LaPorta was the seventh overall pick in the 2007 draft and the centerpiece of the trade package the Indians received for CC Sabathia in 2008, but his stock has dropped so much since then that he went unclaimed on waivers in November. That was partly due to LaPorta simply not producing in the majors,…

  7. Michael Pineda could begin throwing off full mound next week

    Feb 7, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT

    Michael Pineda Reuters

    After throwing off a half-mound last week for the first time since shoulder surgery, Michael Pineda is close to taking the next step in his rehab process. According to Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger, Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild said today that he expects Pineda to progress to his first session off a full…

  8. Mariners wager their future on Felix Hernandez’s right arm

    Feb 7, 2013, 4:01 PM EDT

    Felix Hernandez

    If you had to bet big on a pitcher for the next seven years, Felix Hernandez seems as good a choice as any. He hasn’t been in Justin Verlander‘s league these last two years, but he also hasn’t been extended to 270 innings per year like Verlander has. And while I think I’d choose Clayton…

  9. Felix Hernandez may help Clayton Kershaw get $200 million

    Feb 7, 2013, 2:49 PM EDT

    Clayton Kershaw Getty

    Felix Hernandez is close to signing a seven-year, $175 million deal with the Mariners, which would break CC Sabathia‘s record of $161 million for the largest contract ever given to a pitcher. King Felix may not hold that record for long, however, because Clayton Kershaw has two seasons under the Dodgers’ control before he’s eligible…

  10. Derek Jeter has begun workouts at the Yankees’ complex in Tampa

    Jan 12, 2013, 4:44 PM EDT

    derek jeter getty square

    The Yankees continue to express confidence that Derek Jeter will be ready for Opening Day following left ankle surgery. While he hasn’t been cleared for baseball activities yet, his rehab appears to be going as planned. According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman confirmed today that Jeter is out of a…

  11. Fans choose Andrew McCutchen for cover of “MLB ’13 The Show”

    Jan 12, 2013, 9:40 AM EDT

    Andrew McCutchen AP

    We told you about the fan vote for the cover of “MLB ’13 The Show” earlier this week, so we might as well let you know that after five days of voting (and heavy campaigning by all parties on Twitter), Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen was declared the winner. McCutchen was trailed by CC Sabathia,…

  12. You can vote for the cover boy for “MLB ’13 The Show” if you’re so inclined

    Jan 7, 2013, 10:49 AM EDT

    Atari

    I don’t play many video games and I don’t vote in many fan polls, but that doesn’t mean you have to feel the same way. And if you don’t, you can cast your vote for the cover boy for “MLB ’12 The Show” over at MLB.com starting today. The candidates: Buster Posey, Matt Kemp, Ryan Braun, Andrew McCutchen, Bryce…

  13. Eye on 200 wins, Livan Hernandez intends to keep pitching

    Dec 23, 2012, 7:47 PM EDT

    Livan Hernandez

    Although he lost his fastball years ago and was unable to find a rotation spot last season, free agent Livan Hernandez wants to keep on pitching in 2013.

  14. Now that Zack Greinke is in the fold, the Dodgers could try to lock up Clayton Kershaw

    Dec 10, 2012, 8:00 PM EDT

    Clayton Kershaw Getty

    It’s possible that Zack Greinke‘s six-year, $147 million deal won’t be the biggest contract the deep-pocketed Dodgers give out this offseason. According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said during the press conference for left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu earlier today that it’s possible the club could explore extension talks…

  15. Geography, taxes, octopus and other things that don’t matter in free agency

    Dec 7, 2012, 11:32 AM EDT

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    A commenter this morning said that the Cleveland Indians make sense for Nick Swisher because he’s from Ohio. I love that stuff. Swisher was born in Columbus and lived here as a kid and then moved to his father’s hometown of Parkersburg, West Virginia where he went to high school. But he did come back and…

  16. Dodgers considering bowing out of Zack Greinke sweepstakes

    Dec 6, 2012, 6:27 PM EDT

    Zack Greinke

    When the Winter Meetings began, many considered the deep-pocketed Dodgers the heavy favorites to land free agent right-hander Zack Greinke. But now that teams, players and agents have departed Nashville, his future isn’t so clear. According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, Greinke talks have reached a “critical stage” and the Dodgers are now considering bowing…

  17. Zack Greinke, highest paid pitcher in baseball history?

    Dec 5, 2012, 3:40 PM EDT

    greinke angels getty

    As the Dodgers and Rangers reportedly battle over Zack Greinke the latest from CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman is that there’s a “strong belief by people close to situation” that Greinke “can beat” the $161 million CC Sabathia got from the Yankees. In other words, Greinke could be the highest-paid pitcher in baseball history. Here are the…

  18. Dodgers, Rangers setting up to be top bidders for Zack Greinke

    Dec 3, 2012, 3:23 PM EDT

    Zack Greinke

    The New York Post’s Joel Sherman hears that the Rangers are “right there” with the Dodgers in the bidding for Zack Greinke, with the Nationals possibly still in the mix and the Angels nearly out of it. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com doesn’t see anyone hanging with the Dodgers, though: But it seems pretty clear who…

  19. It’s official: Andy Pettitte is back

    Nov 28, 2012, 3:04 PM EDT

    Andy Pettitte Getty

    Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reports that the Yankees and Andy Pettitte have agreed to a one-year, $12 million contract. This is no surprise, as Pettitte had all but yelled from the rooftops that he was going to pitch in 2013 and it’s hard to see him changing teams at this juncture. Pettitte…

  20. Andy Pettitte and the Yankees close to a deal

    Nov 27, 2012, 8:50 AM EDT

    andy pettitte getty

    Andy Pettitte is almost back: Sources: Andy Pettitte is close to formally announcing he’s coming back, and he’s close to finishing a new deal with the Yankees. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) November 27, 2012 Multiple sources are saying the deal will be announced in the next couple of days. Not that most folks expected him…

  21. Matt LaPorta goes unclaimed on waivers, sent to Triple-A

    Nov 21, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Matt LaPorta

    Here’s how far Matt LaPorta‘s stock has fallen since he was the centerpiece of the package Cleveland received for CC Sabathia in mid-2008: Yesterday the Indians dropped LaPorta from the 40-man roster and he went unclaimed by the other 29 teams on waivers. That means LaPorta–now 28 years old and the owner a career .694…

  22. And now the Yankees wait for Andy Pettitte

    Nov 21, 2012, 6:53 AM EDT

    andy pettitte getty

    With Hiroki Kuroda in the fold, the Yankees rotation looks like this: CC Sabathia, Kuroda, Phil Hughes, Ivan Nova and David Phelps.  That’ll play, but they really want one more guy. And that guy is presumably mulling it over with his turkey and gravy: The Andy Pettitte waiting game continues. Pettitte is spending Thanksgiving week with his family…

  23. The Indians have a pitcher named C.C. Lee? Really?

    Nov 20, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT

    Vertigo

    Beyond the top prospects and the general flow of things I don’t pay much attention to the minor leagues, so I was kind of surprised to see this name pop up on a tweet about the Indians: Teams must make 40-man roster moves today to protect Rule 5 eligible players from being drafted. One player I expect…

  24. The Dodgers — or the Angels — may be the favorites to land Hiroki Kuroda

    Nov 16, 2012, 5:02 PM EDT

    Hiroki Kuroda Getty

    Hiroki Kuroda is likely to sign a one-year deal. Maybe back with the Yankees. Possibly up in Boston.  But Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles says that the smart money may be on L.A. Why?  Family: Previously, teams have been under the impression that Kuroda would either re-sign with the New York Yankees or return…

  25. Picture of the Day: CC Sabathia doing his part following Hurricane Sandy

    Nov 10, 2012, 4:01 PM EDT

    Sabathia

    Courtesy of the Yankees’ team Twitter account, here’s a picture of CC Sabathia helping repaint and revamp the Hoboken Girls and Boys Club, which was flooded as a result of Hurricane Sandy. By the way, it looks like his surgically-repaired left elbow is doing just fine. Steven Miller of MLB.com notes that Sabathia’s PitCCh In Foundation…

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