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Baseball Is Stuffed to Its Seams

Standout players like Taillon — who posted a 3.20 earned run average in 32 starts last season — can marvel at the trend while still expecting to someday sign a lucrative contract. But while Harper and Machado scored big...

At 45, Ichiro Suzuki Concludes a Pioneering Career in Japan

Ichiro Suzuki, the unique and pioneering superstar who amassed 4,367 hits in 28 professional baseball seasons across two continents, announced his retirement on Thursday, concluding one of the most remarkable careers in the history of sports.Suzuki, who is destined...

Yankees Lose to Astros and Send Luis Severino for More Tests

HOUSTON — In a young season already defined by injuries, the Yankees have sent their best pitcher for further tests on his throwing shoulder after his rehabilitation efforts stalled.Luis Severino, 25, the staff ace, has not been able to...

C.C. Sabathia Gives the Yankees a Win and a Pick-Me-Up in His Return

C. C. Sabathia strode off the mound Saturday, awash in an ovation that thundered throughout Yankee Stadium. The big left-hander had done more than bury the Chicago White Sox over five scoreless innings: He had stabilized the Yankees after...

Jose Altuve Continues to Pester Yankees, Homering Twice as Astros Finish Sweep

HOUSTON — Jose Altuve, the 5-foot-6 star second baseman for the Houston Astros, long ago proved that height doesn’t matter that much. He is a six-time All-Star, three-time batting champion and one-time Most Valuable Player Award winner. This week,...

Jacob deGrom Dominates Marlins on the Mound and at the Plate

MIAMI — While Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom dominated the majors last season with a 1.70 earned run average and 269 strikeouts, the Marlins, of all teams, offered the most resistance.Against all other opponents, deGrom posted a 1.51 E.R.A. But...

Injuries Shape Final Yankees Roster Ahead of Opening Day

TAMPA, Fla. — Injuries paved the way for unexpected players to make the Yankees’ season-opening roster, which was decided on Sunday.Although most of the decisions were not surprising, Manager Aaron Boone at the very least provided some clarity as...

Back in Mets’ Fold, David Wright Yearns to Help Build a Winner

“The winter meetings are nuts,” Wright said.He also said how “weird” it was to be in Port St. Lucie for the first time as something other than a player. On Monday, Wright said he fretted over what to wear...

Gary Sanchez Becomes 12th Yankees Player to Join Injured List

Maybe there is such a thing as an injury bug.Before a rain-shortened 9-6 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Friday, the Yankees placed catcher Gary Sanchez, their best power hitter through the first two weeks of the season,...

After Waiting Out the Rain, the Orioles Outlast the Yankees

The Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles occupy different ends of the competition spectrum. The Yankees possess a far more talented roster, World Series expectations and a payroll that is around $130 million larger. The Orioles lost 115 games last...

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