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Jeter, Matsui team up for good cause

Mar 18, 2015

Jeter, Matsui team up for good cause

by Jason Coskrey

When Derek Jeter was asked whom he idolized growing up, he immediately mentioned Dave Winfield, saying the former Yankees player was “larger than life,” and that he had a poster of Winfield in his room as a child. Then a wry smile flashed across ...

Mar 17, 2015

Mets' Wheeler tears elbow ligament

Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler has a torn elbow ligament, a blow to a team hoping to compete for the playoffs following Matt Harvey’s return from Tommy John surgery. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Wheeler has a complete tear, all but guaranteeing the 24-year-old ...

Mar 17, 2015

Eagles hurler Norimoto named Opening Day starter

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles right-hander Takahiro Norimoto will pitch his team’s Opening Day, manager Hiromoto Okubo said Tuesday. Norimoto, 24, will be the starting pitcher for the third straight year since his rookie season. He is only the second player since the start of ...

Rose submits application for reinstatement to MLB

Mar 17, 2015

Rose submits application for reinstatement to MLB

Pete Rose has submitted a new request to be reinstated to baseball. Rose agreed to the lifetime ban in August 1989 following an investigation for Major League Baseball by outside lawyer John Dowd that concluded the career hits leader bet on the Reds to ...

Rangers ace Darvish to have season-ending surgery Tuesday

Mar 14, 2015

Rangers ace Darvish to have season-ending surgery Tuesday

Yu Darvish said he didn’t need any more opinions once the first doctor recommended season-ending surgery on the ailing right elbow of the Texas Rangers ace. The Japanese right-hander waited for two more reports anyway before the announcement that Dr. James Andrews will perform ...

Tanaka makes strong start in spring debut against Braves

Mar 13, 2015

Tanaka makes strong start in spring debut against Braves

New York ace Masahiro Tanaka sparkled in his spring training debut, a Yankees’ 3-2 win over Atlanta on Thursday night in which Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez was ejected after one pitch by his starter. Tanaka was perfect in two quick innings, striking out two. ...

Mar 12, 2015

Matsui embraces new challenge

Hideki Matsui said he was looking forward to the challenge of helping develop young players with the New York Yankees after being formally introduced on Wednesday in his new role as a special adviser to Yankees general manager Brian Cashman. Matsuis new job will ...

Baseball may slowly be on rise among Czechs

Mar 12, 2015

Baseball may slowly be on rise among Czechs

by Jason Coskrey

Among the over 100 or so media credentials issued for the two-game Global Baseball Match 2015 between Samurai Japan and Team Europe on Tuesday and Wednesday were two for Jakub Starik and David Agner, a pair of journalists from the Czech Republic. Baseball is ...