If Alvarez can get in his shots, Mayweather will have to react like a champion. He will have to show he can take a punch and stay on his game plan.
It was a different Robinson Cano at the WBC. Wearing his country’s name on his chest brought out his leadership. The Yankees will need some of that early on.
The Mets’ captain made his first appearance in a big league game since sustaining a rib injury during the World Baseball Classic, going 0-for-3 and playing five innings for New York in a 7-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Teixeira says he has a partially torn tendon sheath in his right wrist and didn’t rule out missing up to two months of the regular season. He could potentially sit out much longer.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Wright would rest for three to five days. Only time will tell whether the 30-year-old star is ready to begin the regular season on April 1, the GM said on Friday.
Instead of traveling to Port St. Lucie to be examined, Mets third baseman David Wright boarded a plane in Miami and flew to New York to be examined by team doctors. General manager Sandy Alderson made the announcement on Friday morning.
Wright said he was optimistic about playing again for Team USA. But Joe Torre ruled him out of Friday night’s game and said Wright was doubtful beyond that.
Two of New York’s brightest stars will take the stage on Thursday night when Team USA takes on the Dominican Republic at Marlins Park in Miami. We’re talking about the Yankees’ Robinson Cano and the Mets’ David Wright, of course.
Running out of outs, Adam Jones and the United States suddenly broke loose and saved themselves from a humbling loss. Now, thanks to a fast finish, they’re heading to Miami for the next round of the World Baseball Classic.
Adrian Gonzalez homered and drove in three runs, seven pitchers handcuffed United States hitters all night and Mexico rebounded from a disappointing opening loss with a decisive 5-2 win over the Americans in Pool D of the World Baseball Classic on Friday.
Santana took another step forward in a light bullpen Wednesday. It was the second time on a mound for the ace since Feb. 19, after which his workload was backed down over concerns his arm strength wasn’t where it needed to be.
Mark Teixeira is going to be out until at least early May with a strained right wrist tendon, the latest major injury setback for the New York Yankees.
The media references to Teixeira’s injury noted the involved area to be his wrist -– a joint, while also pointing to a diagnosis of strain. This doesn’t totally compute.
Teixeira underwent an MRI which revealed the strain. He was to head back to New York with team doctors to have the wrist looked at by a hand specialist on Wednesday, WFAN’s Sweeny Murti reported.
Baseball was invented in the United States, but the World Baseball Classic has been dominated by Japan. U.S. manager Joe Torre has taken a different approach in the WBC’s third edition this year.