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  1. Diamondbacks sign outfielder Juan Rivera

    Apr 30, 2013, 11:32 PM EDT

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    Tyler Emerick of MLB.com reports that the Diamondbacks have agreed to a minor league contract with veteran outfielder Juan Rivera. Rivera will likely head to extended spring training for a couple of weeks before reporting to Triple-A Reno, where he will serve as organizational outfield depth for the Snakes. He was released by the Yankees just…

  2. Yankees release Juan Rivera, will keep Lyle Overbay

    Mar 28, 2013, 3:35 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Los Angeles Dodgers

    It’s not a good sign when a team that’s wrecked by injuries and looking everywhere for lineup help decides you’re not worth keeping around, but that’s exactly what just happened to Juan Rivera. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the Yankees have released Rivera, who signed a minor-league contract in late January. New York has…

  3. 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…

  4. Yankees release outfielder Matt Diaz

    Mar 17, 2013, 12:54 PM EDT

    matt diaz ap

    As first reported by the YES Network, the Yankees have officially cut ties with outfielder Matt Diaz, who was in camp this spring on a minor league contract. Diaz went 6-for-30 (.200/.250/.200) this year in the Grapefruit League, netting zero extra-base hits. The 35-year-old will hope to catch on with a new team that is…

  5. Mark Teixeira acknowledges he might be out until June

    Mar 17, 2013, 11:25 AM EDT

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    The bad news keeps pouring out of Yankees camp. According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, Mark Teixeira told reporters the injury to his right wrist involves the tendon sheath and acknowledged that the new diagnosis means he “could miss all of May.” Teixeira injured his right wrist a little less than two weeks ago while…

  6. The Yankees sign Brennan Boesch

    Mar 15, 2013, 5:40 PM EDT

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    The Tigers released Brennan Boesch on Wednesday. I told everyone who would listen that I’d be shocked if he wasn’t playing for a New York team — either one — by the close of business Thursday. I was only a day off, it seems, as the Yankees have just signed him to a a major…

  7. Derrek Lee turns down Yankees, will stay retired

    Mar 14, 2013, 8:35 PM EDT

    Derrek Lee

    In the wake of Mark Teixeira‘s right wrist injury, the Yankees contacted Derrek Lee to see if he would be interested in coming out of retirement to fill in at first base. However, they are going to have to go back to the drawing board. Derrek Lee has decided to stay retired, according to source.…

  8. Mark Teixeira out 8-10 weeks with strained wrist tendon

    Mar 6, 2013, 4:35 PM EDT

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    Mark Teixeira was initially said to have strained his forearm hitting off a tee Tuesday, but the Yankees just announced that he’s been diagnosed with a strained right wrist tendon and will be out 8-10 weeks. Teixeira, who was removed from the Team USA roster for the World Baseball Classic and replaced by Royals first…

  9. Alfonso Soriano as a Granderson replacement seems far-fetched

    Feb 24, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    Curtis Granderson

    The silver lining about a 10-week injury to Curtis Granderson: Opening Day is still more than a month away. Losing Granderson’s power is far from an ideal way for the Yankees to start the spring, but it’s hardly a season-wrecker either. And while there might be some concern over whether Granderson will regain his power…

  10. Curtis Granderson has broken right forearm, out 10 weeks

    Feb 24, 2013, 3:17 PM EDT

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    Brutal news this afternoon out of Yankees camp. According to Jack Curry of the YES Network, outfielder Curtis Granderson has been diagnosed with a fractured right forearm and will need 10 weeks of rest and rehab. Which means he probably won’t be ready for action until late April or early May. Granderson suffered the injury…

  11. Report: Nick Johnson chooses retirement at age 34

    Jan 28, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT

    nick johnson getty

    Former Yankees, Nationals and Orioles first baseman Nick Johnson, one of the great what-ifs of the last 15 years, has opted for retirement, WFAN’s Sweeny Murti reports. A phenomenal hitting talent, Johnson missed his first full season in the Yankees system before even arriving in the majors. He hit .345/.525/.548 in 132 games in Double-A…

  12. Yankees sign Juan Rivera to minor league deal

    Jan 28, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York reports that the Yankees have signed veteran outfielder Juan Rivera to a minor-league deal, bringing him in as a potential right-handed bench bat. Last offseason Rivera got $4 million in guaranteed money from the Dodgers, who ended up buying out his 2013 option for $500,000 after he hit just…

  13. 2013 Free Agency Tracker

    Dec 23, 2012, 9:36 PM EDT

    Zack Greinke, Ned Colletti, Magic Johnson

    We’ll be updating this one throughout the offseason. Players are listed based on their ranking in the Top 111 Free Agents. At the bottom is a listing of free agents who signed before the ranking came out, and we’ll be adding signings of players who didn’t make the top 111 as they come in. (Update:…

  14. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 111-51

    Nov 8, 2012, 1:25 AM EDT

    joakim soria getty

    I would have preferred to have posted this last week, but here’s the remainder of the updated top 111 free agents column. In case you missed it, the top 50 was posted last Friday. Players in the top 111 are ranked based not on how I view them, but more on how I believe teams…

  15. Dodgers decline Juan Rivera, Matt Treanor options

    Oct 29, 2012, 5:55 PM EDT

    Juan Rivera, Buster Posey, Larry Vanover

    Turning the page on 2012, the Dodgers declined their options on outfielder Juan Rivera ($4 million, $500,000 buyout), Todd Coffey ($2.5 million, $300,000 buyout) and Matt Treanor ($950,000, $150,000 buyout) for 2013. All three were easy calls. Rivera, unsurprisingly, was a waste of $4 million for the Dodgers. He hit just .244/.286/.375 in 312 at-bats…

  16. Matt Kemp undergoes MRI on shoulder, will miss rest of weekend series with Giants

    Sep 8, 2012, 3:02 PM EDT

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    If the Dodgers are going to make up any ground in the playoff race this weekend, they are going to have to do it without Matt Kemp. According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Kemp will undergo a dye contrast MRI on his left shoulder today which will force him to miss the…

  17. Matt Kemp rests after MRI exam, CAT scan show good news

    Aug 29, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

    matt kemp dodgers

    Matt Kemp is out of the Dodgers’ lineup today after injuring his knee and jaw crashing into the center field wall last night, but the news is actually pretty good. Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times reports that an MRI exam on his knee and a CAT scan on his jaw both showed no…

  18. Adrian Gonzalez to hit cleanup in Dodgers debut tonight

    Aug 25, 2012, 6:04 PM EDT

    Adrian Gonzalez Getty

    Matt Kemp was nice enough to pass along the lineup card for tonight’s game between the Marlins and Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. The newly-acquired Adrian Gonzalez is indeed in the starting lineup and will bat cleanup against right-hander Josh Johnson. And to think, just two months ago the Dodgers were using Juan Rivera in the…

  19. The Dodgers will score another run this year. Probably.

    Jun 28, 2012, 1:40 PM EDT

    Ivan De Jesus

    The Dodgers were shut out by the Giants in an entire series this week, becoming the first team since 2010 to go scoreless in three straight games. Worse, in the finale against San Francisco, they lost Andre Ethier to a strained oblique that will probably put him on the DL. It’s going to lead to…

  20. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jun 16, 2012, 8:55 AM EDT

    James Loney, A.J. Pierzynski, Matt Thornton AP

    Last night’s matchup between Clayton Kershaw and Chris Sale had all the makings of a classic pitchers’ duel. But as it often happens in this game, things didn’t exactly turn out as expected. Adam Dunn set the tone early by slugging a two-run homer off Kershaw in the top of the first inning. It was…

  21. Erick Aybar and the Angels denied a double play thanks to a heads-up call by the ump

    Jun 14, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Uncommon play in Los Angeles last night. In the sixth inning, with a runner on first and one out, Andre Ethier hit a line drive to Angels shortstop Erick Aybar. Aybar dropped the ball, but had the presence of mind to pick it up, step on second base and throw it to first for the…

  22. Juan Rivera returns ahead of schedule from torn hamstring

    Jun 4, 2012, 3:49 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Juan Rivera is off the disabled list and back on the Dodgers’ active roster just four weeks after tearing his hamstring, which was initially expected to be a two-month recovery timetable. To make room for Rivera’s return the Dodgers optioned Scott Van Slyke back to Triple-A after he went 6-for-31 (.194) with one homer in…

  23. Juan Rivera nearing return from torn hamstring

    May 30, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Juan Rivera was initially expected to miss two months with a torn hamstring suffered on May 9, but the Dodgers outfielder/first baseman is so far ahead of schedule in his recovery that he’s hoping to come off the disabled list this weekend. Rivera has already played two games on a minor-league rehab assignment and told…

  24. Matt Kemp to begin brief minor league rehab assignment tomorrow

    May 26, 2012, 11:02 AM EDT

    Matt Kemp Getty

    Matt Kemp remains on track to return from the disabled list when he’s first eligible Tuesday, but he’ll have to make it through a brief minor league rehab assignment first. Baxter Holmes of the Los Angeles Times reports that Kemp is scheduled to play rehab games with Triple-A Albuquerque on Sunday and Monday. The 27-year-old…

  25. Juan Rivera ahead of schedule in return from torn hamstring

    May 24, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Juan Rivera was initially scheduled to miss two months with a ruptured hamstring, but Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that the veteran outfielder/first baseman is “healing faster than expected.” Barring a setback Rivera could begin a minor-league rehab assignment shortly and Gurnick speculates that he might be cleared to come off the disabled list as…

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