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  1. Indians’ Carlos Carrasco returns from suspension, gets ejected

    Apr 9, 2013, 8:43 PM EDT

    Kevin Youkilis

    Carlos Carrasco opened the 2013 season serving a six-game suspension he received for intentionally drilling Kansas City’s Billy Butler in 2011. Now he could well be looking at another one after seemingly intentionally drilling Kevin Youkilis following a Robinson Cano homer in the fourth inning Tuesday. Immediately after Cano drove a ball out to left…

  2. Robinson Cano breaks out with two homers in Yankees’ victory

    Apr 8, 2013, 8:12 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Cleveland Indians

    Robinson Cano hit a pair of homers, doubled, walked and scored four runs Monday in the Yankees’ 11-6 win over the Indians. The game featured Travis Hafner hitting a three-run homer in his return to Cleveland. Hiroki Kuroda, who left his last start with bruised fingers after getting hit in the hand by a comebacker,…

  3. Robinson Cano moved to second spot in order on Thursday

    Apr 4, 2013, 6:35 PM EDT

    Robinson Cano AP

    After dropping the first two games of the season to the Red Sox, Yankees manager Joe Girardi has made some changes to his lineup for tonight’s series finale against right-hander Ryan Dempster. Yankees lineup vs. Red Sox: Gardner 8 Cano 4 Youkilis 5 Hafner DH Wells 7 Ichiro 9 Nunez 6 Overbay 3 Cervelli 2…

  4. Photo of the Day: Robinson Cano signs with Jay-Z

    Apr 2, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Robinson Cano tweeted visual proof of his leaving agent Scott Boras to sign with Jay-Z: Rocboys! #rocnationsports #yankees twitter.com/RobinsonCano/s… — Robinson Cano (@RobinsonCano) April 2, 2013

  5. With free agency around the corner Robinson Cano fires Scott Boras and hires … Jay-Z

    Apr 2, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    Robinson Cano is six months from hitting the open market as a free agent and cashing in for a huge long-term contract, and Buster Olney of ESPN.com reports that the Yankees second baseman just fired his agent, Scott Boras. Cano is making $15 million this year in the final season of a deal signed in…

  6. Red Sox storm into first place, beat Yankees 8-2

    Apr 1, 2013, 4:55 PM EDT

    Jackie Bradley Jr.

    Jumping all over CC Sabathia, the Red Sox racked up 13 hits and eight walks to beat the Yankees 8-2 in Monday’s opener. A typical Red Sox-Yankees game, it finished about an hour and a half later than the Nationals’ 2-0 win over the Marlins, which also started at 1:05 p.m. EDT. The Red Sox…

  7. Random Opening Day Thoughts while watching the Yankees and Red Sox

    Apr 1, 2013, 1:29 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees

    I turned the Red Sox-Yankees game on at 1pm. There are other games, but the TV with cable next to my desk doesn’t have the Roku player on it, so this one was just easier to do while still actually pretending to work. We’re not live blogging or anything, but I will be chiming in…

  8. Van Riper: Yankees should trade Robinson Cano and Mariano Rivera

    Mar 31, 2013, 9:15 PM EDT

    New York Yankees' Rivera throws against Washington Nationals during their exhibition MLB baseball game in Washington

    This is an, uh, interesting column by Tom Van Riper for Forbes. But [Cano is] also 30, and heading to free agency next fall represented by Scott Boras, who will no doubt be looking for a deal that pays his client well over $100 million until his 40th birthday, give or take. Even if Van…

  9. Dominican Republic goes undefeated in WBC, captures title

    Mar 19, 2013, 11:35 PM EDT

    Dominican Republic's Cano celebrates with teammate Ramirez after scoring against Puerto Rico during the first inning of the World Baseball Classic final in San Francisco

    The 2013 World Baseball Classic is a wrap, and we have a new champion in Team Dominican Republic. The Dominicans rolled through the event undefeated, notching wins against Venezuela, Spain, Italy, the United States and Team Netherlands on the way to snagging the WBC crown. They topped Team Puerto Rico a total of three times…

  10. Dominican Republic tops Puerto Rico to secure top seed in Pool Two of WBC

    Mar 16, 2013, 4:34 PM EDT

    Dominican Republic's Santana is congratulated by third base coach Samuel after Santana's fifth inning home run against Puerto Rico during a 2013 World Baseball Classic game in Miami

    The Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico have already clinched spots for the World Baseball Classic semifinals at AT&T Park in San Francisco, but the two teams squared off this afternoon to determine the top seed out of the Miami group. Pitching was strong on both sides, but the Dominican Republic topped Puerto Rico by the…

  11. R.A. Dickey back on the mound for Team USA vs. the Dominican Republic

    Mar 14, 2013, 6:31 PM EDT

    Dickey Arencibia Getty

    Below you’ll find the starting lineups for Thursday night’s second-round World Baseball Classic game between Team USA and Team Dominican Republic at Marlins Park in Miami. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET. TEAM USA TEAM DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 1. Jimmy Rollins, SS 1. Jose Reyes, SS 2. Brandon Phillips, 2B 2. Miguel Tejada, 3B…

  12. Robinson Cano, Jose Reyes power Dominican Republic past Italy

    Mar 12, 2013, 5:11 PM EDT

    Dominican Republic's Cano greets teammates after defeating Italy in their World Baseball Classic game in Miami

    Trying to pull off another stunner, Italy jumped out early against the Dominican Republic on Tuesday, only to see its 4-0 lead whittled away in a 5-4 loss. After Dominican starter Edinson Volquez at one point threw 11 straight balls in the first, Alex Liddi hit a sac fly and Chris Colabello followed with a three-run…

  13. Adrian Beltre won’t join Dominican Republic for Round 2 of WBC

    Mar 11, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

    Adrian Beltre Getty

    Adrian Beltre is healthy now after sitting out Round 1 of the World Baseball Classic with a strained calf muscle, leading to some speculation that he’d join the Dominican Republic for Round 2 later this week. Beltre ruled that out today, telling T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com that the team is doing just fine without him…

  14. Dominican Republic defeats Puerto Rico, wins Pool C

    Mar 10, 2013, 11:21 PM EDT

    World Baseball Classic - Pool C - Dominican Republic v Puerto Rico

    The Dominican Republic defeated Puerto Rico 4-2, earning first place in Pool C and the right to play Pool D winner Italy in the second round. They staked starter Wandy Rodriguez to a 1-0 lead in the first inning after stringing together three consecutive one-out singles, the RBI provided by Edwin Encarnacion. Puerto Rico took…

  15. Dominican Republic beats Spain 6-3, moves to 2-0

    Mar 9, 2013, 2:58 PM EDT

    Nelson Cruz, Salomon Manriquez

    Robinson Cano went 3-for-5 and Carlos Santana homered as the Dominican Republic took another step towards advancing in the WBC on Saturday, beating Spain 6-3. The Dominican team scored five times in the second and third innings off Yoanner Negrin, with Nelson Cruz driving in two of the runs. The Spanish bullpen did solid work…

  16. Dominican Republic routs Venezuela 9-3 in WBC

    Mar 7, 2013, 11:36 PM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    Robinson Cano went 3-for-5 with two doubles and three RBI and Hanley Ramirez added a long homer as the Dominican Republic torched Venezuela 9-3 in the start of Pool C play. The Dominican team jumped out to a 3-0 lead off Anibal Sanchez in the bottom of the first, only to see the game halted…

  17. Dominican Republic downs Yankees 8-2 in exhibition

    Mar 6, 2013, 6:03 PM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    The Dominican Republic is glad Hiroki Kuroda decided to sit out the World Baseball Classic. He’s the only pitcher with any luck slowing their offense the last two days. Kuroda, a native of Japan, struck out four in three scoreless innings Wednesday, but the Dominican Republic scored in every frame afterwards on its way to…

  18. Dominican Republic crushes Phillies 15-2 in exhibition

    Mar 5, 2013, 4:08 PM EDT

    Jose Reyes

    The Phillies meant to give the Dominican Republic a proper tuneup on Tuesday, going so far as to start likely ace Cole Hamels. This one was quickly a rout, though, as the Dominican club collected a whopping 28 hits and steamrolled the Phillies 15-2. Jose Reyes, Robinson Cano and Hanley Ramirez all homered for the…

  19. Robinson Cano doesn’t want to talk about contract talks

    Mar 1, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    General manager Brian Cashman said yesterday that the Yankees made “a significant offer” to Robinson Cano recently, so today reporters naturally asked the second baseman about it and he said … nothing. “I’m going to say the same thing that I said the other day, I’m just focused on playing baseball,” Cano said, via Bryan…

  20. Can Japan be beat? Previewing the World Baseball Classic

    Mar 1, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Ryoji Aikawa, Koji Yamamoto, Osamu Higashio

    While we’re still a week away from any World Baseball Classic play in North America, the tournament kicks off in Japan and Taiwan on Saturday (Friday night in the U.S.), with eight teams in two pools participating in round-robin play. Pool A (Japan, March 2-6): Brazil, China, Cuba, Japan Pool B: (Taiwan, March 2-5): Australia,…

  21. Yankees made “a significant offer” to Robinson Cano

    Feb 28, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    Three weeks ago owner Hal Steinbrenner revealed that the Yankees and Robinson Cano had some discussions about a long-term contract extension and today general manager Brian Cashman told Bryan Hoch of MLB.com that “a significant offer” has been made to the second baseman. Cashman didn’t disclose any further details and it’s probably worth noting that,…

  22. Do the Yankees have a “spoiled fan base?”

    Feb 19, 2013, 7:49 AM EDT

    Yankees logo

    Reading a story about how the Yankees HAVE to sign Robinson Cano or else the world ends (there have been a lot of those lately). Come across this passage, in which John Harper talks about the idea of the Yankees rebuilding from the ground-up: Actually, that might be a tantalizing option, considering that a rather…

  23. Yankees have talked to Robinson Cano about extension

    Feb 8, 2013, 1:28 PM EDT

    New York Yankees infielder Robinson Cano gestures during workouts before a spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Tampa

    Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner told reporters today that “there’s been a conversation or two” with Robinson Cano about a long-term contract extension. Cano is entering the final season of a deal signed in February of 2008 and will make $15 million before hitting the open market as a free agent. Cano is a Scott Boras…

  24. World Baseball Classic rosters announced for all countries

    Jan 17, 2013, 5:43 PM EDT

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    All of the rosters for the World Baseball Classic have been released. They are subject to change, but they can all be read here by clicking on each country’s flag.  The highlights, per MLB’s press release: Venezuela’s roster currently features 11 All-Stars, including Triple Crown-winning 2012 A.L. MVP Miguel Cabrera, 2012 World Series Most Valuable…

  25. Adrian Beltre and Nelson Cruz to play for Dominican Republic in World Baseball Classic

    Jan 12, 2013, 8:36 AM EDT

    Nelson Cruz Adrian Beltre Reuters

    According to Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest, Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre said today that he plans to play for his native Dominican Republic in the upcoming World Baseball Classic. He’ll be joined by his teammate Nelson Cruz. Beltre was limited down the stretch last season due to an abdominal injury, but didn’t require…

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