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Bartolo Colon #40 of the New York Mets throws a pitch during the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on September 5, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Longoria Drives In 2, Rays Beat Mets 8-4

Evan Longoria drove in two runs with a single and sacrifice fly, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to an 8-4 victory over the New York Mets on Sunday.

03/15/2015

The Yankees’ Michael Pineda delivers a pitch during the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on March 9, 2015 at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Pineda Strong Again, Yankees Beat Tigers 4-1

Michael Pineda pitched three hitless innings and the New York Yankees beat the Detroit Tigers 4-1 Saturday in a split-squad game.

03/14/2015

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

A-Rod Cheered, Booed In 1st Spring Road Game, Jays Top Yanks

Alex Rodriguez drew a mix of cheers and boos in his first road game this spring, and a New York Yankees split squad lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 1-0 Saturday.

03/14/2015

Jeff Wilpon (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Mets, Jeff Wilpon Settle Discrimination Suit By Ex-Executive Leigh Castergine

Both the Mets and former senior vice president of ticket sales Leigh Castergine issued a joint statement Friday announcing the end of the Brooklyn federal court lawsuit.

03/14/2015

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30 Players: Bethancourt’s Time Is Now Behind The Plate For Atlanta Braves

While Gattis’ questionable catcher skills were a big reason he was jettisoned, the presence of prospect Christian Bethancourt was another, and the timing was right to give the 23-year-old the chance in 2015.

03/13/2015

Masahiro Tanaka pitches to Christian Bethancourt of the Atlanta Braves during the second inning of a spring training game on March 12, 2015 at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Masahiro Tanaka Looks ‘Great,’ Aces First Test For Elbow

Masahiro Tanaka thought his spring training debut on Thursday was “good.” His teammates used another word: “great.”

03/13/2015

Will-Ferrell

‘Ruth, Mantle, Will Ferrell': Funny Man Storms MLB Spring Training

The star of “Anchorman,” ”Elf” and several sports-related flicks played all 9 positions and coached for 10 teams in five Arizona ballparks Thursday in a spring-training blitz chronicled for an HBO special.

03/13/2015

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Twitter Account Gives A-Rod No Love For Homer

The Yankees insist there’s nothing behind the curious omission of Alex Rodriguez’s first home run since 2013 on their Twitter page. But fans have taken notice.

03/12/2015

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30 Players: Storen Entering Make-Or-Break Season With Nationals

Normally, a player entering his sixth full season in the bigs has too much experience for a list like this, but digging deeper, Drew Storen fits here. The Nationals on paper are stacked, with established studs in their rotation from top to bottom and starters set at each position on the field.

03/11/2015

Masahiro Tanaka speaks with teammates in the dugout before the start of a spring training game against the Philadelphia Phillies on March 4, 2015 at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Palladino: Yankees’ Early Mojo Calls Only For Guarded Optimism

Names alone don’t win games, and the ones Joe Girardi will write on the lineup card are mostly old, some recovering, others waiting for the injury shoe to drop and ruin their seasons.

03/11/2015

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Manfred: MLB Talking With U.S. Government About Playing Exhibitions In Cuba

President Barack Obama said in December the U.S. was re-establishing relations with the communist island nation.

03/10/2015

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30 Players: Giles Primed To Close Games For Philadelphia Phillies

A trade is more likely to come midseason, if at all, but the Phillies can feel confident that when the time comes, Ken Giles is waiting in the wings.

03/10/2015

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30 Players: Aaron Sanchez May Be Best Bet As Blue Jays Closer

Sometimes it’s best not to mess with a good thing, and Aaron Sanchez in the back end of the Blue Jays’ bullpen near the end of the 2014 season was a very good thing.

03/09/2015

Letters are taken down during the demolition of the old Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Reggie Jackson To Sell Iconic Letters From Old Yankee Stadium

Mr. October bought the letters after the Yankees’ last game at the stadium in 2008. They had adorned the ballpark, which was built in 1923, since 1976.

03/09/2015

Alex Rodriguez participates in a spring training workout on February 26, 2015 at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

A-Rod Plays 3B For 1st Time, Yankees Top Nationals

Alex Rodriguez made his exhibition debut at third base, cleanly handling his only chance, and the New York Yankees beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 Sunday.

03/09/2015

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