Archives

Tagged: ‘World Baseball Classic’

New York Yankees Complete Acquisition of Outfielder Vernon Wells
March 26th, 2013 at 4:01 PM
***PHOTO1*** After it was reported on Monday that former Los Angeles Angels outfielder Vernon Wells was headed to Tampa for an imminent physical, the Yankees officially completed the acquisition on Tuesday afternoon, and as Cash Kruth of MLB.com reports, the 34-year-old veteran is excited for the opportunity in front of him, “I feel like...

Is New York Yankees Second Baseman Robinson Cano Ready to Be the Leader?
March 19th, 2013 at 5:52 PM
***PHOTO1*** Lost in the myriad of injuries that have dominated the Yankees storylines thus far in spring training, the undisputed most complete player on the squad, and arguably the best second baseman on the planet, Robinson Cano, is the talk of the ongoing World Baseball Classic. As his Dominican Republic team, led by...

New York Yankees’ Robinson Cano Wins Most Valuable Player of Second Round of World Baseball Classic
March 16th, 2013 at 11:55 PM
New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano was named the Most Valuable Player of the second round of the World Baseball Classic on Saturday, edging out Dominican Republic teammate Fernando Rodney, who now has five saves and a 0.00 ERA through six tournament games. ***PHOTO1*** Cano, who is hitting .519 with two home...

New York Yankees Bench Coach Tony Pena Manages DR to WBC Championship Round
March 15th, 2013 at 9:23 AM
***PHOTO1*** In 17 years as a catcher, Yankees bench coach Tony Pena was one of the true special talents behind the plate.  With unorthodox technique and superior defensive skills, to this day, Pena's four Gold Glove Awards certainly are merited.  However, despite being named American League Manager of the Year, in...

New York Yankees Shortstop Derek Jeter Reports No Issues in Return to Field
March 14th, 2013 at 2:19 PM
***PHOTO1*** While Yankee captain Derek Jeter had already made two appearances this spring, starting with his first action of the year last Saturday against the Atlanta Braves, his role as designated hitter was only half the battle.  On Wednesday night, in his most significant step since breaking his left ankle in Game One...

New York Yankees Starting Pitcher Hiroki Kuroda Off to an Impressive Start
March 12th, 2013 at 12:34 PM
Thus far in spring training, the main stories being generated from the mound are the progress of Michael Pineda, the balky back of Phil Hughes, the pending retirement of legendary closer Mariano Rivera, the successful simulated games thrown by ace C.C. Sabathia and number three starter Andy Pettitte, and the ongoing battle for the final...

New York Yankees’ Robinson Cano Off to Hot Start in World Baseball Classic
March 10th, 2013 at 11:50 AM
While preparing for his contract year with the New York Yankees, second baseman Robinson Cano is off to a hot start in the World Baseball Classic, leading the Dominican Republic to a second round seed after winning their first two games of the tournament.  ***PHOTO1*** In 10 at-bats, Cano is batting .600...

New York Yankees First Baseman Mark Teixeira to Miss Time with Strained Wrist
March 6th, 2013 at 7:59 AM
 ***PHOTO1*** As the New York Yankees continue to battle the injury bug this spring, another one of its integral pieces has now been affected by the aforementioned bug. Add first baseman Mark Teixeira to the list that includes center-fielder Curtis Granderson and starting pitcher Phil Hughes.  The 32-year-old, who was slated to...

Jose Cano, Father of Robinson Cano, Expects Son to Re-Sign with New York Yankees
March 5th, 2013 at 6:30 AM
Last week, New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano made it clear that he was focusing on baseball and did not want to publicly discuss contract negotiations or the upcoming offseason. However, his father didn't mind giving his opinion on the situation, showing optimism about his son's chances of staying in...

Andy Pettitte Left Off United States Roster for World Baseball Classic
January 17th, 2013 at 11:01 AM
***PHOTO1*** Contrary to a previous report circulated that Yankees left-hander Andy Pettitte would be part of the United States starting rotation at the 2013 World Baseball Classic, it appears Pettitte will not be participating in the international tournament.  According to a report by Jon Lane of the YES Network, Team USA announced its...

Ichiro Looking Forward to First Full Season in Pinstripes
January 15th, 2013 at 10:14 AM
 ***PHOTO1*** After years of futility and signs pointing to a youth process in Seattle this past season, their longtime superstar and face of the franchise Ichiro Suzuki approached Mariners management requesting a trade.  On July 23, they would grant him his wish, trading him to the New York Yankees for two minor...

Andy Pettitte and Mark Teixeira Slated to Play for Former Yankees Manager Joe Torre at 2013 World Baseball Classic
January 14th, 2013 at 3:26 PM
***PHOTO1*** Yankees left-hander Andy Pettitte and first baseman Mark Teixeira will be part of former Yankees manager Joe Torre's United States roster for this year's World Baseball Classic.  According to CBS Sports baseball insider Jon Heyman, Pettitte has committed to a join a staff that includes Cy Young Award winner and former New York...

Hideki Matsui Officially Retires from Baseball
December 28th, 2012 at 4:09 PM
Former New York Yankees' outfielder Hideki Matsui announced his retirement from baseball with a press conference at the Kitano Hotel in New York City. Matsui signed as a free agent with New York in 2003 and played seven years in Pinstripes after 10 seasons with the Yomiuri Giants in Japan. Nicknamed Godzilla Hideki received three Central League MVP awards...

New York Yankees Announce Their 2013 Spring Training Schedule
December 12th, 2012 at 8:05 AM
The New York Yankees will begin their 2013 Spring Training Schedule on the road against the Atlanta Braves in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The Bronx Bombers open up their home schedule in Tampa, Florida on Feb. 24 against the Toronto Blue Jays. It will be the Yankees' 18th Spring Training at the old Legends...