Boston Red Sox starter Ryan Dempster received a five-game suspension and undisclosed fine for intentionally hitting the Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez, Major League Baseball senior vice president Joe Garagiola Jr. announced Tuesday.
Members of New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez’s inner circle leaked the names of Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun and his own teammate Francisco Cervelli to the media in the Biogenesis scandal, according to a report by “60 Minutes.”
“I don’t think any of us thought it was going to be any different,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “As far as having a reaction, it’s kind of what I expected. It’s part of the process that was negotiated between MLB and the players’ association, and you let it play out. I expect him to play a lot. We need him to help us.”
There have been indications that with the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies over, Major League Baseball soon will announce the penalties against Rodriguez and other players involved in the Biogenesis case.
Jeter was injured in his return to the lineup on July 11 against the Kansas City Royals after missing the first 91 games of the season because of his twice-fractured left ankle. He went 1-for-4 but suffered a Grade 1 strain of the quad while running out a grounder.
Derek Jeter is back on the field, taking grounders and swinging again for the first time since he reinjured his ankle, New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Monday.
Hiroki Kuroda, the team’s No. 2 starter, was forced to leave Wednesday night’s game against the Boston Red Sox after his right throwing hand was grazed by a Shane Victorino leadoff line single in the second inning.
New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira will miss eight to 10 weeks due to his injured wrist, manager Joe Girardi said Wednesday.
Over the past decade, the AL east has been defined as a rivalry between the Yankees and the Red Sox. This rivalry is no longer a rivalry as the Red Sox have all but fallen off the map. Today, the rest of the division seems to have caught up, with the Orioles, Rays and Jays all feeling like they could contend for the East division title in 2013.