World Baseball Classic
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.
Lasorda, all sorts of fired up, was an in-studio guest on the “Boomer & Carton” show Thursday morning — and he was fantastic.
“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.”
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
New York Mets reliever Pedro Feliciano wore a heart monitor while pitching and reported no problems or discomfort during his first spring training outing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 will be named the Opening Day starter for the Mets and will not compete for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic.
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.