March 18, 2014
Arizona Diamondbacks lefthander Patrick Corbin has a partially torn ligament in his left elbow that may require season-ending surgery. Corbin said Sunday that he has a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament and was getting a second opinion with noted surgeon James Andrews before deciding whether to try to rehab or have surgery. Corbin had been designated the team's opening day starter against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Australia, but left Saturday's game against Cleveland in the seventh inning with forearm stiffness.
December 22, 2013 |
CLOSER TO the end of his long career than the start, Carlos Beltran finally got to put on the uniform of his favorite childhood team. The eight-time All-Star was introduced at a Yankee Stadium news conference yesterday after signing a 3-year deal worth $45 million that was agreed to 2 weeks ago but made official on Thursday. Sporting his No. 36 jersey and joined by his two daughters and his wife, Beltran talked about how much he admired the Yankees while growing up in Puerto Rico, and how close he came to joining them in 2005.
December 5, 2013
Free-agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, fresh off winning the World Series with Boston, reached agreement with the rival New York Yankees on a seven-year contract worth about $153 million, a person familiar with the negotiations said Tuesday night. Ellsbury is the second major free-agent addition in the Yankees' offseason rebuilding after missing the playoffs for just the second time in 19 years, joining catcher Brian McCann. The centerfielder was to take a physical in New York on Wednesday that he must pass before the deal can be finalized, the source said.
May 19, 2012 |
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Boston Red Sox will be back at Citizens Bank Park on Friday night for another interleague series that the Phillies always deem special enough to sell as a separate ticket package. Late last June when the Red Sox came to town, the games were billed by many as a World Series preview: Boston's high-powered offense against the Phillies' star-studded starting rotation. At the time, the Phillies had the best record in baseball, and the Red Sox had recovered from a 2-10 start to move within a half-game of the New York Yankees in the American League East.
April 22, 2012 |
After three weeks of inconsistent play and clubhouse controversy, it finally took an injury to centerfielder Jacoby Ellsbury to spur Boston's front office to action. Outfielder Marlon Byrd told ESPN on Saturday evening that he has been traded from the Chicago Cubs to Boston. With leftfielder Carl Crawford (wrist/elbow) and Ellsbury (shoulder) on the disabled list, the Red Sox are stunningly weak in the outfield. (If you watched Saturday's game against the Yankees, you saw that they are very thin in the bullpen, too)
April 14, 2012 |
Albert Pujols' first week as the Los Angeles Angels' cleanup hitter did not go as well as expected for a slugger with a $240 million contract. At the end of Friday's game against the New York Yankees in their home opener, Pujols was hitting .222 with 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored in 27 at-bats. But he's not worried. "I'm a human," he told the Associated Press. "Sometimes you want to press a little bit and try to do too much. " Fans in Anaheim, Calif., may be the ones who are worried as they've seen their team - which is expected to compete with the Texas Rangers for the AL West - get off to a 2-5 start.
October 14, 2011 |
BY ALL appearances, according to a Red Sox team source, it remained business as usual in Fenway Park as of yesterday afternoon. The general manager, Theo Epstein, was in his office, and his staff of assistants, including GM-in-waiting Ben Cherington, remained engaged in their normal duties. So far, according to the source, Epstein has yet to inform most of his staff whether he is headed to the Chicago Cubs to take over their baseball operations, despite widespread reports that he has accepted a 5-year deal to relocate.
September 27, 2011 |
The Tampa Bay Rays moved into a tie with the Boston Red Sox for the wild-card lead, beating the visiting New York Yankees, 5-2, last night behind another strong performance by James Shields. Shields came within one out of his 12th complete game, yielding six hits. Kyle Farnsworth finished for his 24th save, closing it out moments before the Red Sox lost, 6-3, at Baltimore. The Rays and Red Sox have two games left each. "It's been a nice little run. All the stars have been aligned for us and here we are," Shields said.
September 26, 2011 |
JUST WHEN it appeared Boston had been caught in the American League wild-card race, the visiting Red Sox rallied for a critical, 7-4 victory over the Yankees last night in the second game of a day-night doubleheader. Jacoby Ellsbury's three-run homer completed Boston's rally from an early, 3-0 deficit and the Red Sox increased their wild-card lead over surging Tampa Bay to one game heading into the final three games of the season. The Yankees won the afternoon game, 6-2, behind a strong start by A.J. Burnett and a two-run homer by Jorge Posada.
August 25, 2011 |
Former Orioles pitcher Mike Flanagan was found dead on his property in Baltimore County, Md., yesterday afternoon. He was 59. At 4:26 p.m., police received a 911 call about a suspicious death in the 15000 block of York Road in Sparks, a Baltimore County police spokeswoman confirmed to the Baltimore Sun. Officers found a man's body on a trail leading to a barn, the spokeswoman said. "I am so sorry to hear about Mike's passing. He was a good friend and teammate," said Hall of Fame third baseman Cal Ripken Jr., a former teammate of Flanagan's.