Granderson was activated on Tuesday by the Yankees, and in the lineup against Seattle batting fourth and playing left field. New York optioned left-hander Vidal Nuno to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
The Yankees third baseman, recovering from hip surgery on Jan. 16, has been running at full speed and has been cleared to start workouts Monday at the team’s minor league complex in Tampa, Fla.
The Yankees star denied any involvement with the South Florida clinic under investigation by MLB after a report connected an associate of his to the facility.
Superstar second baseman Robinson Cano is being investigated by Major League Baseball about … what else? … potential ties to the Biogenesis clinic in Miami, according to ESPN.
According to reports, A-Rod bought documents from an ex-Biogenesis employee. His intention was to reportedly either destroy them or leak them in an effort to draw attention to other players.
Major League Baseball paid a former employee of a Florida anti-aging clinic linked to performance-enhancing drugs for documents, The New York Times reported Thursday on its website.
They are still the Yankees, so expectations are high. But those expectations will quickly dissolve into disaster. Baseball in the Bronx will be memorable this year, but for all the wrong reasons.
“The Donald” blasted third baseman Alex Rodriguez — yes, again — in a pair of tweets Monday afternoon.
In Craig’s words: ‘As dumb as A-Rod is, he is smart.’
“I don’t need to be introduced to feel like a part of this team,” Alex Rodriguez said. “I’ll tell you what, when I get introduced, I want to be on the field and not look back.”
Alex Rodriguez will make more this year than all the Houston Astros combined — a lot more. And he won’t even play the first half of the season, if at all.
Aside from a brilliant half-season during an 18-8 2010, Hughes has been a huge disappointment. Now, nearing 27, with the sheen of youth scrubbed off and the “upside” banner quite tattered, it’s time for Hughes to pitch up to snuff.
October baseball is almost a divine right in the view of the Yankees. But there are doubts this year. Lots of them.
A-Rod, Ryan Braun & Co. will be questioned by baseball “shortly after the season begins next week,” according to the Daily News.
You see, one has to be on the field in order to lead. Whether Jeter will admit it or not, he’s not going to be there. Not consistently enough to be a factor, anyway.