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From two superb lefties to simply none of them left, the Yankees' rotation went from strength to question mark in a matter of a few hours Wednesday.
Just hours after CC Sabathia was placed on the disabled list, Andy Pettitte was removed from his start against the Indians with nobody out in the fifth inning after being hit on the left ankle by Casey Kotchman's comebacker.
Kotchman led...Read more »
CC Sabathia has been placed on the disabled list with a grade 1 groin strain according to the Yankees official Twitter feed.
Sabathia is expected to miss two starts, but should be ready to return after the All Star break.
Sabathia felt a pain in his groin during the fourth inning of his last start against the Mets on Sunday night. He reported the issue after feeling discomfort during...Read more »
Who says baseball needs instant replay?
Likely the Indians, that's who. Especially after Tuesday's game against the Yankees and Dewayne Wise's disputed catch.
"Disputed" might be the wrong word. Wise did NOT make the catch. He made a tremendous effort to catch Jack Hanahan's foul drive in the seventh inning, diving over the rail in left field. But the ball glanced off his glove...Read more »
All remnants of chicken-gate have officially flown the coop. Or at least they've left Citi Field.
A few days after Mets closer Frank Francisco was placed on the disabled list, the chicken his words inspired the Mets to buy was allowed to retire at Farm Sanctuary.
The chicken, Little Jerry Seinfeld, named after a chicken on the popular TV show "Seinfeld," was brought into the...Read more »
Call him Tom Tasteless.
What was supposed to be a congenial gathering of Mets greats on Sunday for the team's 50th anniversary became awkward at best when Tom Seaver asked Darryl Strawberry if he was wearing handcuffs.
Strawberry has a history of legal issues stemming from his problems with drug abuse, the last of which was resolved about a decade ago.
But during a question and...Read more »
Ichiro Suzuki is a man of many accomplishments.
For one, his fame has spread so wide you only need his first name to indicate who you're talking about. That puts him in the company of the likes of Ringo, Prince and LeBron.
But more importantly, he now has 2,500 hits in the Major Leagues, stroking the milestone single in the first inning of Tuesday's game against Arizona. The Mariners...Read more »
Reds pitcher and Mike Francesa-favorite Bronson Arroyo is well known for his off-the-field career as a musician. He released his debut album in 2005, Covering The Bases, and has consistently proved he's pretty capable with the guitar.
He also apparently has a great sense of humor.
Arroyo's most recent project is a cover of Adam Sandler's parody song "Red Hooded Sweatshirt."...Read more »
Rays reliever Joel Peralta was ejected for having pine tar on his glove during Tampa Bay's 5-4 win over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday.
Peralta was warming up in the eighth inning and hadn't faced a batter yet when Nationals manager Davey Johnson asked the umpires to check the pitcher's glove. Crew chief Tim Tschida said after the game that there was a “significant amount of pine tar”...Read more »
Texas Rangers play-by-play announcer Dave Barnett 'botched' a call on Monday night in San Diego that will cost him at least two games.
During the eighth inning, Barnett said a runner was on "fifth" base after a "botched robbery." He then mentioned a "henchman" before the broadcast went silent for several moments.
On Tuesday, the Rangers issued a statement...Read more »
The former Mets, Rays and Angels pitcher is expected to sign with the Independent Sugar Land Skeeters out of Houston, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal.
The 28-year old made just one start for the Angels in 2011, and was released by the club on June 15 despite having $14.5 million guaranteed remaining on his contract.
This past winter, multiple teams including the Mets, showed interest...Read more »