August 07, 2011 - 4:27 pm
Major League Baseball has been investigating Alex Rodriguez ' alleged involvement in illegal poker games over the past few days, but according to Todd Venezia of the New York Post, Rodriguez is not in danger of being suspended . "Even if it is determined that he was [playing illegal poker], he will...
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August 02, 2011 - 12:51 pm
Yankees starting pitcher Phil Hughes could end up in the bullpen for the rest of the season depending on his performance Tuesday night, according to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News. Manager Joe Girardi will have to decide between Hughes and Ivan Nova , and Feinsand reports the skipper is...
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June 28, 2011 - 10:52 am
According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Yankees are looking to trade for left-handed pitching to counter the Red Sox ' lefty-heavy lineup. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman doesn't think the market for lefties is good enough to make a move. "I don't think I can trade for any starter...
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June 18, 2011 - 6:35 am
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has told teams that he is open to making major moves to improve New York's roster before July's trade deadline. "I've told everybody out there that I'm up for the incremental upgrades or the significant upgrades," Cashman said Friday. Bartolo Colon 's strained...
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June 01, 2011 - 11:56 am
The first weekly update on the American League All-Star voting bodes well for the AL East, but not necessarily for the Red Sox . The Blue Jays' Jose Bautista leads all candidates in the majors with 1,261,659 votes, thanks to his league-leading 20 home runs through Tuesday. Bautista likely is the...
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May 24, 2011 - 1:41 pm
Rafael Soriano was expected to return to the mound this week after being placed on the disabled list with an elbow injury on May 17. However, the right-hander had to stop his Monday bullpen session early, and he had an MRI on Tuesday . "I'm more concerned now," manager Joe Girardi said. "I thought...
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April 10, 2011 - 7:08 pm
Red Sox manager Terry Francona often talks about how he wants "Beckett to be Beckett." On Sunday night against the Yankees , that wish was granted. Josh Beckett was as good as he has ever been as a member of the Red Sox. Against a stacked Yankees lineup, he was simply overpowering. He tossed eight...
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Scott McLaughlin
April 07, 2011 - 11:41 pm
On Thursday, Jon Lester and the Indians'€™ Fausto Carmona both rebounded from bad first starts with stellar second outings. On Friday, John Lackey and the Yankees '€™ Phil Hughes will look to do the same in Boston'€™s home opener. Lackey gave up 10 hits and nine earned runs over 3 2/3 innings...
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April 06, 2011 - 11:23 pm
Here we go with Week 2 of the 2011 WEEI.com Major League Baseball Power Rankings. Every Thursday throughout the season we will be bringing you an updated version of the list, which will be determined by record, ranking within each team'€™s division and which team would have the best chance at...
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April 06, 2011 - 3:31 am
Welcome to Wednesday's Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire . WHAT'S HAPPENING LOCALLY WEDNESDAY: MLB: Red Sox at Indians, 7:05 p.m. (NESN; WEEI) NHL : Islanders at Bruins, 7 p.m. (NESN) MLS: Revolution at...
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