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Alex Rodriguez Talks Learning 1st Base in New York Yankees Spring Training

March 2nd, 2015 at 5:55 PM
By Michael Moraitis

The New York Yankees are making sure Alex Rodriguez gets reps at first base this spring in order to give the lineup more flexibility and the 39-year-old seems to be upbeat about the process.

Rodriguez came into camp as the team's primary designated hitter, but with so many veterans on the team the Yankees would like to be able to open that spot up now and then for other players.

So A-Rod learning to play first base is important for the team this season and he's having fun and trying to adjust to a new position, reports Brendan Kuty of NJ.com:

"It's fun," Rodriguez said of playing first base. "It's a completely different perspective from being at third base. I remember how difficult it was a throw from short to third. It was a little different going from the middle infield to across the mound to go play first. But it's pretty fun."

Rodriguez has always been strong defensively when he played shortstop and later third base for New York. The Yankees are hoping that translates into him being a competent first baseman behind Mark Teixeira.

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Yankees Employee Who Tweeted Vulgarities at Curt Schilling’s Daughter Identified

March 2nd, 2015 at 3:44 PM
By Michael Moraitis

The New York Yankees employee who had allegedly tweeted vulgarities at former Boston Red Sox great Curt Schilling's daughter has been identified and is no longer employed by the team..

Sean MacDonald is the man nicknamed "Hollywood" (@primetime227) on Twitter and was involved in a spat with Schilling that had the Yankee employee saying horrific things about the former major leaguer's daughter.

Here are screenshots of MacDonald's unforgivable tweets from his account that no longer exists (WARNING: Tweets below are explicit and NSFW):

It's one thing to trash-talk a player you don't like, it's an entirely different thing to attack his kids.

According to his recently deleted LinkedIn and Facebook pages, MacDonald joined the Yankees shortly after graduating Montclair State University, per Lisa Suhay of the Christian Science Monitor:

Schilling also called out Sean MacDonald, identified by Suzanne Bronski, director of media relations at Montclair State University as a 2015 graduate who no longer attends the school.

According to his now deleted LinkedIn and Twitter profiles and some online reports, immediately after graduation Mr. MacDonald was hired by the New York Yankees. All MacDonald’s social media and work profiles have apparently been deleted since the incident, something that did not go unnoticed by Schilling's supporters.

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New York Yankees Stud Prospect Luis Torrens Could Miss Entire 2015 Season

March 2nd, 2015 at 2:00 PM
By Michael Moraitis

A stud prospect in the New York Yankees organization, catcher Luis Torrens, could miss the entire 2015 season with a shoulder injury.

George A. King III of the New York Post has the latest:

Stud catching prospect Luis Torrens, who turns 19 in May, is undergoing tests to determine the severity of a right shoulder injury that could cost him the 2015 season.

The 6-foot, 175-pounder from Venezuela who was signed in 2012 played at three levels in the Yankees’ system last year. He moved from the GCL (Rookie) to Staten Island (Short-Season A) to Charleston (Low-A) and batted .256 with three homers, 22 RBIs and a .714 OPS.

The 18-year-old has spent two seasons in the minors with the Yankees, where he has thrown out a ridiculous 41 percent of the basestealers. He led the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League with a 45 percent success rate in 2014.

Torrens experienced some issues with his shoulder last season that forced him to miss two months of the season. It isn't clear if the two injuries are related.

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David Robertson Claims White Sox Give Better Chance to Win than Yankees

March 2nd, 2015 at 12:00 PM
By Michael Moraitis

New Chicago White Sox closer David Robertson thinks his team is better than yours—that is if you're a New York Yankees fan.

Robertson signed a four-year, $46 million deal with the White Sox in the offseason to become their closer after thriving in the same job for the Yankees in 2014 while taking over for the greatest closer of all-time, Mariano Rivera.

The Yankees made Robertson a qualifying offer of one-year, $15.3 million, but the closer decided to go to Chicago instead and explained why, per Art Spandler of Newsday.

"The White Sox give me a better opportunity to win,'' Robertson said. "The direction this team is going in is something I want to be a part of.''

"I tried to stay out of the press as much as I could and just play the game," Robertson said. "It was great in New York, but I have to look out for me and my family. This is the best opportunity, I thought.''

Let's not kid ourselves here. Robertson left because he desired a lucrative multi-year deal that not many relievers can land. Had the Yankees offered him something close to that, he likely would have taken it.

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Did a New York Yankees Employee Tweet Vulgarities to Curt Schilling?

March 2nd, 2015 at 10:00 AM
By Michael Moraitis

Former Boston Red Sox great Curt Schilling has been busy dealing with Twitter trolls recently, and a New York Yankees employee may have been one of the trolls who was vulgar with the retired major leaguer.

It all started when Schilling tweeted a congratulations to his daughter for being accepted to Salve Regina University in Rhode Island to play softball:

Following that tweet, the trolls came rolling in and started saying horrible things to his daughter, Gabby, that were unacceptable in any setting regardless of the man's baseball allegiance.

The tweets from these clowns themselves no longer exist as both accounts below were deleted, but Schilling saved the screenshots (WARNING: the article is NSFW from this point on):

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