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Yankees’ Luis Severino Is Out Until May; Aaron Hicks Could Miss Opening Day

TAMPA, Fla. — Two key Yankees may be out longer than originally expected to start the 2019 season.While pitcher Luis Severino had already been scratched from his opening-day start on March 28 because of a shoulder injury, General Manager...

Baseball Changes Several Rules and Agrees to Start C.B.A. Negotiations

Other changes for this season further Commissioner Rob Manfred’s goal of speeding up the pace of play. The average nine-inning game took three hours last season, down by five minutes from 2017 but still 14 minutes longer than the...

As Yankees Loom, the Red Sox Double Down on a Reliable Set of Arms

The Red Sox’s trick last fall was in letting their elite starters double as dominant relievers. Manager Alex Cora brought along the starters slowly last spring training — as he is doing again now — and the sweep of...

Back From Rehab, Can Travis d’Arnaud Find a Place With the Mets?

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — When Nationals catcher Raudy Read connected with a pitch in a game against the Mets on Field 2 last week, he watched it rocket out to left field. He believed it was a home...

In Baseball’s Game of Numbers, Yankees Differ on Which Ones Count

“It still shows value to me,” Judge said. “For me, I always look at the guys that are leading in R.B.I. on their team, and usually those teams are doing better.”Another measure Judge cited seemed counterintuitive. At 6 foot...

Julia Ruth Stevens, Babe Ruth’s Daughter, Dies at 102

Mrs. Stevens made occasional appearances at major league ballparks until she was 100, although she had become legally blind from macular degeneration.When the Yankees played their last game at the old Stadium, the House That Ruth Built, in September...

Masahiro Tanaka to Start on Yankees’ Opening Day

SARASOTA, Fla. — The Yankees will start pitcher Masahiro Tanaka on opening day in place of the injured Luis Severino, Manager Aaron Boone announced Saturday.The selection of Tanaka was expected after Severino, the staff ace, injured his pitching shoulder...

Bigger Bases and Limited Shifts: Atlantic League to Test Rule Changes

A machine helping with ball-and-strike calls. An end to the hallowed 60 feet 6 inches between the pitcher’s rubber and the plate. Bigger bases.At the behest of Major League Baseball, the Atlantic League, an independent minor league based mostly...

Tom Seaver, Star of the Mets’ Championship Team, Has Dementia

Seaver, the most prominent player in Mets history, has chosen to “completely retire from public life,” the family said in a statement on Thursday. Source link

Luke Heimlich Signs With Mexican Team, but Could Be Blocked

“I’m not a judge,” Mansur said in Spanish in a phone interview from Laredo, Tex. “I’m just a businessman, and I’ll give him an opportunity. If he was guilty, he’s already been judged. I’m just looking from here on...

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