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Yankees eager to watch Tanaka's next bullpen

Feb 19, 2015

Yankees eager to watch Tanaka's next bullpen

Masahiro Tanaka probably will throw his first bullpen session of the year on Thursday at the New York Yankees’ minor league complex. Tanaka missed 2½ months last year while rehabilitating a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, managed to avoid surgery ...

Feb 19, 2015

Doctors clear Cabrera for workouts

The Detroit Tigers say Miguel Cabrera has been cleared for hitting and throwing by doctors and could be ready for opening day as he recovers from surgery on his right foot. The Detroit first baseman had surgery in late October to remove bone spurs ...

Tanaka gets down to work

Feb 18, 2015

Tanaka gets down to work

Masahiro Tanaka was back in the fold as his second season with the New York Yankees officially got under way after reporting to camp in Tampa, Florida, on Tuesday. Tanaka, who arrived the previous day, was in high spirits and showing no signs of ...

A-Rod offers handwritten apology

Feb 18, 2015

A-Rod offers handwritten apology

It appears the only place Alex Rodriguez might detail his drug use is on a witness stand. The ever controversial New York Yankees star decided against holding a news conference ahead of his return to the team following a one-year absence. He issued a ...

Feb 17, 2015

Iwase cuts short bullpen session

Chunichi Dragons lefty Hitoki Iwase, who has saved more professional games than any other Japanese pitcher, gave up on his second bullpen session of the spring after just 16 pitches on Tuesday. “I didn’t get a good feeling when I was throwing. If I ...

Feb 17, 2015

Uehara plagued by back pain: report

Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara was experiencing lower back pain last August, the Boston Herald reported Monday on its website. Uehara, who turns 40 on April 3, would not go into detail but said his problems at the end of last season, when ...

Giambi announces retirement with gratitude to many

Feb 17, 2015

Giambi announces retirement with gratitude to many

Jason Giambi is retiring after 20 seasons in the majors. The 2000 AL MVP announced his decision Monday in a statement that was first sent to the New York Daily News. He ends his career as one of 20 players in history with at ...

Kokubo names Samurai Japan squad for March games

Feb 16, 2015

Kokubo names Samurai Japan squad for March games

Manager Hiroki Kokubo announced a familiar-looking squad on Monday for Samurai Japan’s March games against a team of players from Europe. The noticeable changes from Kokubo’s team that faced touring major leaguers in November are with the pitching staff, where none of the aces ...