World Baseball Classic

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Teixeira Confident That Yankees Will Be Able To Overcome Key Injuries

Mark Teixeira is confident that the New York Yankees can overcome key injuries likely to impact the team through the first month of the regular season.


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Tommy Lasorda Delivers In Classic Interview With Boomer & Carton

Lasorda, all sorts of fired up, was an in-studio guest on the “Boomer & Carton” show Thursday morning — and he was fantastic.


Francisco Rodriguez (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

K-Rod On Mets: ‘To Come Back And Redeem Myself Would Be Great’

“I would love to (return to the Mets),” Rodriguez said. “They’ve got a great coaching staff over there. To come back and redeem myself would be great … To be able to get one more shot and get it done would be great.”


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MLB Intends To Expand Use Of Instant Replay For 2014 Season

Major League Baseball intends to expand the use of instant replay for the 2014 season and will be studying over the course of this year which calls to review and how to do it.


Mark Teixeira (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Sims: 2 Weeks Sounds Optimistic For Mark Teixeira’s Wrist Injury

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.


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Yankees GM Brian Cashman ‘Worried, Concerned’ About Mark Teixeira

“I’m obviously worried about it, because wrists are very unpredictable,” Cashman said. “Even if you can get a positive diagnosis back — which, of course, I’m going to hope for — that still doesn’t mean we’re out of the woods.”


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Yankees’ Teixeira Nursing Strained Right Wrist, To Miss WBC And At Least 2 Weeks

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.


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Pedro Feliciano Pitches With Heart Monitor; Reports No Problems Or Discomfort

New York Mets reliever Pedro Feliciano wore a heart monitor while pitching and reported no problems or discomfort during his first spring training outing.


R.A. Dickey (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

R.A. Dickey To Start WBC Opener For Torre, Team USA

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.


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Jose Cano: I Expect Robinson To Re-Sign With Yankees

Robinson Cano’s father says he expects the New York Yankees to re-sign their All-Star second baseman rather than let him leave through free agency after the season.


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Niese Tosses 3 Scoreless Innings As Mets Top Verlander, Tigers

Mets starter Jon Niese threw three scoreless innings in his major league exhibition debut. He had thrown two innings against the University of Michigan earlier this week. Niese gave up three hits, struck out three and picked off a baserunner.


Ichiro Suzuki #51 of Japan holds up the championship trophy with his team after defeating Korea during the finals of the 2009 World Baseball Classic. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Japan Going For 3rd WBC Title In A Row; Can Team USA Stop Them?

They’ll play in the Far East and the Far West — and in the Caribbean, too. Wherever they are, Miguel Cabrera and R.A. Dickey and dozens of All-Stars in the World Baseball Classic know the team to beat: two-time WBC winner Japan.


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Palladino: WBC Not A Good Idea For David Wright, Robinson Cano

For some reason, the lords of Major League Baseball think the World Baseball Classic is important stuff. The negatives vastly outweigh the positives. But there’s no going back.


Johan Santana of the New York Mets. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Santana To Start Opening Day, Will Not Play In World Baseball Classic

Johan Santana will be named the Opening Day starter for the Mets and will not compete for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic.


Andy Pettitte (credit: Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Andy Pettitte: ‘Heck, I Want To Win 20 Games’

Pettitte knows he’ll be monitored closely by Yankees manager Joe Girardi. But the veteran starter has his eyes on some lofty goals — especially for a 40-year-old.