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  1. No fines issued for incident between Russell Martin and umpire Laz Diaz

    Jun 1, 2012, 8:21 PM EST

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs Baltimore Orioles

    MLB executive vice president Joe Torre told WFAN’s Sweeny Murti earlier this evening that no fines were issued as a result of an alleged incident between Yankees catcher Russell Martin and umpire Laz Diaz on Wednesday night. Martin said after Wednesday’s game that Diaz wouldn’t let him throw balls back to the pitcher, apparently as…

  2. Rafael Soriano will keep the Yankees closer job when David Robertson returns

    Jun 1, 2012, 3:00 PM EST

    rafael-soriano-yankees

    Given that David Robertson‘s time as Yankees closer consisted of a blown save and an injury, it’s not that shocking that Rafael Soriano is going to remain the Yankees closer when David Robertson returns from the DL. But in case there was any doubt, Jon Heyman is reporting that the Yankees have, indeed, made that…

  3. Brett Gardner could take batting practice this weekend

    May 31, 2012, 7:36 PM EST

    Brett Gardner Getty

    Brett Gardner has experienced a couple of setbacks in his recovery from a strained right elbow, but there’s increased optimism that he could rejoin the Yankees in the near future. According to Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York, Gardner could begin taking batting practice this weekend. The speedy outfielder was cleared to take dry swings…

  4. David Robertson is still weeks away from rejoining Yankees

    May 31, 2012, 2:44 PM EST

    Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees

    David Robertson has been out since May 11 with a strained oblique muscle and today general manager Brian Cashman told Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York that the Yankees reliever is at least two weeks from potentially coming off the disabled list. Robertson was manager Joe Girardi’s initial choice to replace Mariano Rivera as closer,…

  5. Don’t let 20-year-old Mike Trout be overshadowed by 19-year-old Bryce Harper

    May 31, 2012, 12:46 PM EST

    Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout scores on a sacrifice fly with New York Yankees catcher Russell Martin getting out of the way during the first inning of their MLB baseball game in Anaheim

    Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is getting all sorts of attention for doing things rarely done by 19-year-old hitters, and rightfully so, but Angels outfielder Mike Trout probably deserves a little more attention for doing things rarely done by 20-year-old hitters. Trout doubled and drove in two runs against the Yankees last night and is now…

  6. Umpire tells Russell Martin he has to “earn the privilege” to throw new balls back to the pitcher

    May 31, 2012, 7:57 AM EST

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs Baltimore Orioles

    Weirdness in Anaheim. Last night Russell Martin and home plate umpire Laz Diaz got into it over balls and strikes early in the game, but no one lost their head and Martin was not ejected. Later, however, Martin said Diaz began to mess with him: Martin says Diaz wouldn’t allow him to throw new baseballs…

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

    May 31, 2012, 5:45 AM EST

    Seattle Mariners v Texas Rangers

    Mariners 21, Rangers 8: Look, we can point to Justin Smoak driving in a half dozen runs, Jesus Montero nearly hitting for the cycle or any number of other things as being the cause of this bloodbath. But the fact is, Derek Holland shaved his mustache the other day, and there is likely a causal…

  8. Dan Naulty talks about steroid use, sexual abuse, Yankee prayer meetings

    May 29, 2012, 7:17 PM EST

    Dan Naulty

    While I’d recommend skipping the intro, the body of Tom Verducci’s latest work for Sports Illustrated is an incredible tale, that of former Twins and Yankees pitcher Dan Naulty. Among the things Naulty discusses are how steroids took him from 180 pounds to 240 and added 10 mph to his fastball, how the sexual abuse…

  9. Brett Gardner starts another comeback from elbow injury

    May 29, 2012, 1:20 PM EST

    gardner getty

    Brett Gardner has once again started down the path to coming off the disabled list after numerous setbacks have delayed his return from a strained right elbow. Gardner has been out since April 18, progressing in his recovery several times during that span only to be shut down again. For now he was cleared to…

  10. Derek Jeter passes George Brett on hits list

    May 27, 2012, 4:23 PM EST

    Derek Jeter

    Derek Jeter is now in sole possession of 14th place on the all-time hits list after singling off Tom Milone to open Sunday’s game against the A’s. It was Jeter’s 3,155th career hit. He’s passed Dave Winfield, Tony Gwynn, Robin Yount, Paul Waner and now Brett since the season began. Next up on the list…

  11. Brett Gardner had another setback

    May 24, 2012, 9:45 AM EST

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    Brett Gardner just can’t get his elbow right. After an initial setback that him shut down for ten days, he’s had another setback, in which he’s still feeling some stiffness. The plan now is for him to hit off a tee on Monday.  Or, if the New York Daily News is to be believed, he…

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

    May 24, 2012, 8:28 AM EST

    Kansas City Royals v New York Yankees

    Yankees 8, Royals 3: Alex Rodriguez would like the New York sporting press to write more career obituaries for him. It seems to suit him nicely (2 for 4, 2 HR, 3 RBI). Reds 2, Braves 1: Todd Frazier hit a walkoff homer. It came off  Cristhian Martinez because, as everyone knows, Fredi Gonzalez would be drummed…

  13. Blood clot delays Mariano Rivera’s ACL surgery

    May 22, 2012, 6:37 PM EST

    Mariano Rivera

    Mariano Rivera appeared at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday and said there’s still no date for his ACL surgery after he was diagnosed with a blood clot earlier this month. Rivera is on blood thinners for the blood clot in his right calf, preventing doctors from repairing his ACL at the moment. It still could be…

  14. Mark Teixeira returns, is hitting seventh

    May 21, 2012, 4:31 PM EST

    Mark Teixeira

    I haven’t been following too closely, but I’m pretty sure Mark Teixeira has 19th-century-style consumption. Like, he was coughing blood into a frilly handkerchief when it was discovered by his chambermaid who ran down the hall exclaiming “the master has taken ill!” But seriously, whatever has caused his inflamed airways, it’s been bad and has caused…

  15. 4.3% of major leaguers have four-year degrees

    May 18, 2012, 12:33 PM EST

    Back to school

    Interesting factoid in Jon Paul Morosi’s column today: As of Wednesday morning, 917 players had appeared in at least one big-league game this season, according to STATS LLC. Of that group, only 39 — or 4.3 percent — were confirmed by their teams of MLB as having obtained four-year college degrees through a FOXSports.com survey…

  16. Ivan Nova on track to start Saturday after throwing bullpen session

    May 17, 2012, 7:45 PM EST

    Ivan Nova

    According to Chad Jennings of the Journal News, Ivan Nova is on track to start Saturday against the Reds after making it through a bullpen session this afternoon. Nova was forced to leave his start Monday against the Orioles with a contusion and sprain of his right foot and ankle after attempting to field a…

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

    May 17, 2012, 5:40 AM EST

    Atlanta Braves v Colorado Rockies

    Rockies 6, Diamondbacks 1: I took my bike out for a spin for the first time in a while last evening. It was a nice ride on a nice night. At least apart from the crazy, over-the-handlebars wreck I got into at the corner of Alpath and Johnston Road. There were no apparent injuries at…

  18. Orioles’ investment in Wei-Yin Chen is paying off early

    May 16, 2012, 1:20 PM EST

    Wei-Yin Chen

    In an effort to boost a rotation that had MLB’s worst ERA last season the Orioles brought in a pair of starters who’d thrived in Japan, signing Wei-Yin Chen for $11.3 million and Tsuyoshi Wada for $8.15 million. Wada experienced elbow problems early in spring training and will miss the entire season following Tommy John…

  19. Yankees place new closer David Robertson on disabled list with strained oblique

    May 15, 2012, 4:10 PM EST

    Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees

    UPDATE: After keeping Robertson active but unavailable for several days New York placed him on the disabled list with a strained oblique muscle, leaving Soriano to close for the near future. ========== David Robertson‘s attempt to replace Mariano Rivera as Yankees closer isn’t off to a great start. Robertson narrowly escaped a jam to record…

  20. Bryce Harper hit his first homer last night … and his second homer this afternoon

    May 15, 2012, 3:15 PM EST

    Bryce Harper Getty

    It took 15 games for Bryce Harper to hit his first homer and less than 24 hours to go deep again, as the 19-year-old phenom homered off Padres starter Anthony Bass this afternoon. Harper now has two homers and six doubles in 58 at-bats, which is a pretty remarkable pace for extra-base hits. That works…

  21. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    May 15, 2012, 5:54 AM EST

    Bryce Harper, Nick Hundley, Larry Vanover

    Nationals 8, Padres 5: Bryce Harper golfed one more than 400 feet to straightaway center for his first ever major league homer. He also struck out on four pitches to Joe Thatcher and launched a really loud f-bomb. I love him for both reasons, frankly. And I love how the back end of the Nats…

  22. Ivan Nova exits start with sprained right ankle

    May 14, 2012, 9:45 PM EST

    Ivan Nova

    Ivan Nova was removed from Monday’s game in the sixth inning with a sprained right ankle. Nova was hurt fielding a tapper near the mound and limped off the field afterwards. He was previously hit in the right foot by a Nick Markakis comebacker in the third, but the incident in the sixth was a…

  23. Derek Jeter is now 17th on all-time hit list, could be as high as 11th by end of season

    May 14, 2012, 12:48 PM EST

    New York Yankees Derek Jeter hits single against the Oakland Athletics in New York

    Derek Jeter went 1-for-4 with a single yesterday and in doing so surpassed Tony Gwynn on the all-time hit list, moving into a tie with Robin Yount for 17th place with 3,142 hits. Next up is Paul Waner with 3,152, followed by George Brett with 3,154 and Cal Ripken Jr. with 3,184. If healthy Jeter…

  24. Kevin Millwood notches 2,000th strikeout in beating Yankees

    May 13, 2012, 4:29 PM EST

    Kevin Millwood

    One could stump a lot of people with this question: who is the active leader in strikeouts among right-handed pitchers? It will soon by Roy Halladay, who stands at 1,980, but for now, Kevin Millwood is tops. The Mariners veteran fanned six Yankees in a 6-2 win Sunday, upping his career total from 1,998 to…

  25. Yankees call up Andy Pettitte for first start since 2010

    May 13, 2012, 12:23 PM EST

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    It’s Mother’s Day, sure. But it’s also Andy Pettitte Day. As expected, the Bombers have promoted the veteran left-hander from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and will start him on Sunday afternoon in their series-finale with the Mariners at Yankee Stadium. Cody Eppley was optioned to the minor leagues on Sunday morning to open a 25-man roster spot…

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