“I’ll be ready Sunday,” the veteran slugger said. “I will be fully ready to play Sunday and will be very disappointed if I don’t.”
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The New York Yankees beat the Chicago Cubs 2-0 on a bitterly cold Wednesday night to complete its first doubleheader shutout sweep since 1987.
Mandela’s plaque was unveiled in a ceremony before Wednesday night’s game against the Cubs.
Masahiro Tanaka allowed two bunt hits in eight dominant innings, Carlos Beltran homered for the third straight game and New York welcomed the Chicago Cubs to the current Yankee Stadium with a 3-0 victory.
Since Mark Teixiera went on the disabled list on April 5 with a strained right hamstring, the $200 million Bronx Bombers have cobbled together a platoon at first base.
I mentioned to Derek Jeter the uncertainty of Martin Brodeur’s future, and the possibility that he could still play next year, but in another uniform. “Man, I hope not,” he said.
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“I’m pretty content with our infield right now,” Steinbrenner said. “I think guys like Anna and Solarte have been pleasant surprises. Kelly Johnson has been good. Derek’s healthy. So far, so good, but it’s early.”
New York is dealing with several infield injuries, the latest to Cervelli, who was filling in at first base when he was injured running out a grounder on Sunday.
“It must be great to be perfect the way ESPN is,” Bob Bowman said during a panel discussion at the MLB Diversity Business Summit.
The interleague game between the New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs has been postponed because of bad weather. The teams will make up the game Wednesday as part of a day-night doubleheader.
The Yankees had something special in store for Jackie Robinson Day. But the weather refused to cooperate.
Catcher Francisco Cervelli has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 right hamstring strain and will be placed on the disabled list on Tuesday. His DL stint is retroactive to Monday.
Who’s on first? It’s complicated. “We have to do what it takes,” Beltran said after after taking over at the position midway through Sunday’s win. “I hope I don’t have to do it again.”
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