As part of the team’s annual HOPE Week — which recognizes people and groups that make a difference in their communities — the Yankees honored Career Gear.
A Royals ball boy earned himself plenty of TV time on Sunday when he fielded a fair ball down the first-base line and handed it innocently to a fan in the first row of the seats.
Roberts hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the ninth inning, and the Yankees beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 Tuesday night for just their second victory in seven games.
The idea of replay is to get the calls on the field right, and so far Major League Baseball has done a pretty good job of doing just that. However, there have been certain “gray areas” that have forced umpires into tough spots.
It’s one of the rarest — and most exciting — plays in baseball. And it happened on Thursday night.
If all three don’t have bounce-back years it won’t matter what the new guys do. Consider these three guys the core for 2014.
“I know he hasn’t played a full season in the last few years and he’s obviously a guy that has some age on him, too, but my plan is to run him out there almost every day,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.
Roberts’ deal was agreed to on Dec. 17 and finalized Tuesday, three days after a spot on the 40-man roster opened when Alex Rodriguez was suspended for the season for violations of baseball’s drug agreement and labor contract.
The three-time All-Star was designated for assignment by the Yankees on Friday. The club also officially announced the signing of pitcher Matt Thornton to a two-year deal.
The Bombers are still patching together their infield following the departure of second baseman Robinson Cano. The latest piece of the puzzle: former Orioles infielder Brian Roberts.
Despite Alex Rodriguez driving in two runs and reaching 100 RBI for the 13th straight season, the Yankees dropped their Labor Day matinee to the Orioles.