His 652 regular-season saves are a record, as are his 42 in the postseason. But Rivera isn’t defined by numbers.
Brian Cashman announced on Wednesday afternoon that Jeter has been placed on the disabled list and will miss the remainder of the 2013 season.
Second baseman Robinson Cano is the big fish in the looming free-agent market, and fans understandably want him back in the Bronx. So do the Yankees, though apparently not at “all costs.”
Derek Jeter went to a hospital for a precautionary CT scan on his left ankle. The Yankees said the preliminary results of the scan were negative.
Yankees broadcaster Suzyn Waldman said of the acrimonious Yankees: “This is uncharted territory.”
“I think that’s behind us now,” Rodriguez said. “I’ve shut everything down. I want everything to be 100 percent on baseball and that’s what I want my guys to focus on.”
Mariners president Chuck Armstrong praised Yankees general manager Brian Cashman during a phone interview with WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman.
The petition, according to USA TODAY Sports, claims that the GM “intentionally misled federal investigators during the Roger Clemens investigation (and) knew of clubhouse steroid use by various Yankees players…”
This ugly mess only appears to be getting uglier. According to ESPN, Alex Rodriguez’s representatives are planning on filing a medical malpractice lawsuit against Yankees team doctor Chris Ahmad.
The Yankees had the night off Monday, and were much in need of it emotionally after a hotly-contested game with the Red Sox.
Alex Rodriguez’s lawyer said Major League Baseball’s evidence against the Yankees’ slugger is so weak that he shouldn’t serve even one inning of his 211-game suspension.
Despite all of his baggage, A-Rod has become a rallying figure for the Bombers on the field and in the dugout.
Only in the world of A-Rod can so many jaw-dropping stories keep coming at you like baseballs being fired from a pitching machine. Bigger stories every day? A-Rod was right for a change. What the heck is happening tomorrow?
Cashman said when he does speak to A-Rod, it is very brief and doesn’t have much to say to him.
Darth Vader is dying. The Evil Empire is collapsing on itself, on its sins and hubris and the assumption that the logo alone was enough. The Yankees don’t scare anyone anymore. They’re just scary.