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‘Baseball Reference’ Adds Beards, Mustaches And Afros To Player Pages

This amazing feature was rolled out on April 1 — and we hope it sticks around past April Fools’ Day.

18 hours ago

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Palladino: ‘Black-Sheep’ A-Rod’s Versatility Could Change Yanks’ Opinions

Judging by recent events, the Yanks may have to come to the understanding that their $22 million PED albatross may provide more of a boost than they ever thought possible.

21 hours ago

Jacoby Ellsbury (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Ellsbury Says He’s ‘Ready’ For Opening Day

Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury went 2 for 5 and played five flawless innings of defense in his first game since being sidelined two weeks ago by an oblique strain.

21 hours ago

Terry Collins (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Belvins Strikes Out Harper On 3 Pitches As Mets Beat Nats

A day after being traded from the Washington Nationals to the New York Mets, left-handed reliever Jerry Blevins found himself facing slugger Bryce Harper.

21 hours ago

Yankees’ ace Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Tanaka Touched For 3 Runs, Yankees Fall To Twins

Masahiro Tanaka gave up three runs in 4 1-3 innings Tuesday and declared himself healthy and ready for the season following the New York Yankees’ 3-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins.

21 hours ago

Rob Manfred (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Manfred On WFAN: Anger Toward Mets Ownership Is Not ‘Fair’

“I am satisfied that the New York Mets have a very strong desire to be successful on the field, and that they’re making decisions directed at being successful on the field.”

03/31/2015

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Average MLB Salary Tops $4M For First Time; Yanks 2nd-Biggest Spenders

Even before the first pitch of the 2015 season is thrown, an eye-popping baseball record will be set.

03/31/2015

Rafael Montero (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) and Dillon Gee  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Montero Or Gee? Competition For Final Spot In Mets’ Rotation Is Heating Up

Montero continued to bolster his case on Monday, allowing two hits in six scoreless innings against the Marlins. He struck out six and didn’t issue a walk.

03/31/2015

Sean Gilmartin #36 of the New York Mets poses for a portrait on February 28, 2015 at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Despite Adding Torres And Blevins, Lefty Gilmartin Might Still Make Mets

“The question now is whether we’re going to carry three, and we like Gilmartin enough to strongly consider that,” general manager Sandy Alderson said.

03/31/2015

During a pregame ceremony at Yankee Stadium on June 21, 2014, former Yankees first baseman Tino Martinez unveils a plaque that will be placed in Monument Park. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Hey, Old Friend: Tino Martinez Rejoins Yankees As A Minor League Instructor

Martinez will be at minor league spring training until it ends this weekend. He is expected to continue the role at times during the season by visiting the Yankees’ minor league teams.

03/30/2015

Alex Torres (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Mets Address Bullpen, Trade For Lefty Relievers Alex Torres And Jerry Blevins

The Mets shored up their bullpen on Monday, trading for left-handed relief pitchers Alex Torres and Jerry Blevins.

03/30/2015

The Mets’ Michael Cuddyer takes a swing during the second inning of a spring training game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Tradition Field on March 20, 2015. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Duda And Cuddyer Go Deep, Montero Shines As Mets Dominate

Michael Cuddyer hit his sixth home run this spring and Lucas Duda homered, doubled and drove in five runs as the New York Mets beat the Miami Marlins 7-1 on Monday.

03/30/2015

Fred Wilpon (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

‘Upbeat’ Fred Wilpon Holds Closed-Door Meeting With Mets

Mets owner Fred Wilpon wouldn’t divulge what he said during a rare address to his team on Monday. Neither would captain David Wright. But word is that he delivered quite the positive punch.

03/30/2015

Lucas Duda (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Report: Mets, Slugger Lucas Duda Discussing Long-Term Contract Extension

The New York Post reports that Duda’s agent has been negotiating with the Mets in camp. But if a deal is not finalized by opening day next week, the talks will be put on hold until after the season.

03/30/2015

A-Rod at spring training (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

A-Rod Has ‘Fun’ But Uneventful Debut At First Base

Alex Rodriguez played first base for the first time in his professional career Sunday, handling three chances in three innings during the Yankees’ 7-0 win over the Astros.

03/30/2015