Kuroda returning to Carp

Dec 27, 2014

Kuroda returning to Carp

Free agent pitcher Hiroki Kuroda will rejoin the Central League’s Hiroshima Carp in 2015 after seven seasons in the majors, the club announced on Saturday. Hiroshima gave the 39-year-old Kuroda a one-year contract worth an estimated ¥400 million plus performance-related bonuses. “We want him ...

Jeter, Matsui coming together to aid Tohoku children

Dec 17, 2014

Jeter, Matsui coming together to aid Tohoku children

by Jason Coskrey

Retired New York Yankees greats Derek Jeter and Hideki Matsui are teaming up once again, this time in support of children in the Tohoku region. The former MLB All-Stars will participate in the Tomodachi Charity Baseball Game on March 21, 2015, at Tokyo Dome, ...

Cashman says A-Rod will be DH

Dec 17, 2014

Cashman says A-Rod will be DH

Alex Rodriguez faces a diminished role in his return to the New York Yankees, who have stripped A-Rod of his third-base job and plan to limit his role to full-time designated hitter — at most. General manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday that A-Rod’s days ...

Yanks acquire Gregorius to replace retired Jeter

Dec 6, 2014

Yanks acquire Gregorius to replace retired Jeter

The Yankees made their first big moves to reshape for 2015, acquiring a shortstop to replace Derek Jeter and a relief pitcher who could take over for David Robertson as closer. As part of a three-team trade on Friday, the Yankees obtained shortstop Didi ...

Lawyer says A-Rod admitted steroids use

Nov 6, 2014

Lawyer says A-Rod admitted steroids use

A lawyer for the University of Miami’s former pitching coach said Wednesday that Alex Rodriguez admitted to federal investigators he used steroids supplied by the owner of a now-closed South Florida clinic. Attorney Frank Quintero Jr., who represents Lazaro “Laser” Collazo in his defense ...

Oct 2, 2014

Tanaka vows to learn from first year

Masahiro Tanaka spoke about his up-and-down first season in the big leagues on Wednesday, saying he had to put his varied experiences to good use in the future. “The different experiences I had this year are now assets,” the 25-year-old Tanaka told a news ...

Jeter signs off as heated rivalry takes back seat

Sep 29, 2014

Jeter signs off as heated rivalry takes back seat

On the last day of his remarkable career, Derek Jeter performed another amazing feat. He brought Yankees and Red Sox fans together. The rich and often antagonistic rivalry showed its softer side Sunday: A pregame ceremony honoring New York’s retiring captain produced numerous standing ...

Tanaka gets shelled by Red Sox in final start of season

Sep 28, 2014

Tanaka gets shelled by Red Sox in final start of season

Masahiro Tanaka struggled in his second start back from a two-month injury layoff on Saturday, departing in the second inning as the Boston Red Sox routed the New York Yankees 10-4. Tanaka looked solid last week in his first test since he was diagnosed ...

Jeter gets game-winning hit for Yankees in final home game

Sep 26, 2014

Jeter gets game-winning hit for Yankees in final home game

The perfect script. Derek Jeter capped his Yankee Stadium farewell with a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning, the latest — and perhaps last — storybook moment of his charmed and illustrious career, to give New York a 6-5 victory Thursday ...

Tanaka wins in return from elbow injury

Sep 22, 2014

Tanaka wins in return from elbow injury

Masahiro Tanaka started Jose Reyes with a 148 kph fastball, his first major league pitch since July 8. He threw 70 pitches in all and didn’t feel any pain in the right elbow that had sidelined him for 2½ months. “Obviously, I’m very relieved,” ...