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Op-Ed: MLB teams to watch in 2015

With 2015 MLB spring training about to get underway, most fans are expecting another entertaining year for the league. Last year was business as usual for the Giants, taking another World Series, but what should we expect this year?

Alex Rodriguez, Yankees about to go to war over $6 million bonus

The New York Yankees still owe Alex Rodriguez $61 million over the next three seasons including a $21 million salary in 2015. But that is about to go up and the Yankees are reportedly going to fight to keep it from happening.

Alex Rodriguez tells Feds he used steroids, avoids prosecution

For 21 months, New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez has insisted he didn't use steroids bought from a Coral Gables, Florida anti-aging clinic, or from anywhere. He still maintains that innocence publicly but has told a different story privately.

Derek Jeter gets 3 RBI, game-winner in final Yankee Stadium game

Derek Jeter has long possessed one of baseball's great flairs for the dramatic and he exhibited it yet again in his final game at Yankee Stadium. This time he did it in the bottom of the ninth with his final at-bat at home as a Yank.

Derek Jeter receives standing ovation in Michigan

When Derek Jeter stepped into the batter's box before a crowd of 42,647, on Thursday, the Captain automatically received a roaring standing ovation, for his final regular season at-bat in Michigan.

New Derek Jeter 'RE2PECT' ad will give you chills

New York - Leading up to the MLB's All-Star game, Jordan Brand has created a wonderful, moving tribute and commercial for the New York Yankees' shortstop, Derek Jeter.

Yankees' ace Masahiro Tanaka may require season-ending surgery

New York - The New York Yankees have announced Masahiro Tanaka has a partially torn ligament in his throwing elbow. The injury may ultimately require season-ending Tommy John surgery.

Baseball fan caught sleeping on camera sues MLB for defamation

New York City - A man was seen on camera sleeping during an April baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. He is now suing several sports bodies for defamation, alleging that commentators called him "fatty" and "unintelligent" among other words.

Houston Astros hacked, trade data stolen

The Houston Astros have become the latest victims in the growing cybercrime epidemic. Sensitive data related to purposed trades, some of which were actually executed, has been stolen and leaked online.

Op-Ed: Mike Napoli goes deep to beat Yankees, calls Tanaka an 'idiot'

Boston - Like a Hail-Mary touchdown or buzzer-beating three, baseball's ninth-inning home run is one of the signature scoring plays in American sport.

Masahiro Tanaka loses his second game of the season

Masahiro Tanaka lost Sunday, for only the second time in his short MLB career. The Yankee pitcher has been outstanding this season, with an 11-2 mark and a 2.11 ERA, both stats including Sunday's loss.

The Toronto Blue Jays and the mystery of the AL East

Toronto - For more than a decade it has been the most difficult division in the Major Leagues. With the Toronto Blue Jays leading the AL East, a new champion could be crowned.

Yankees sign star Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka for $155M

New York - The New York Yankees have signed superstar Japanese starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, widely viewed as the best starter on the free agent market, to a long-term contract.

Jacoby Ellsbury to sign $153 million contract with the NY Yankees

In 2005 Johny Damon left the Boston Red Sox and went to the New York Yankees. Now Jacoby Ellsbury is doing the same thing, as he agreed to a seven-year contract with the Yankees.

Alex Rodriguez sues Major League Baseball

Alex Rodriguez, who earlier this season was suspended for violating the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program and the Basic Agreement, has sued major league baseball. He claims the sport has potentially cost him tens of millions of dollars.

Andy Pettitte announces retirement from baseball

Veteran New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte on Friday announced his retirement from baseball. His last trip to the mound at Yankee Stadium falls on Sunday, a day the Yankees will pay tribute to also-retiring pitcher Mariano Rivera.

Owner of A-Rod Grocery in New York to change name of his store

New York - A store owner in New York will rename his A-Rod Grocery store because of the controversy involving the Yankee player and his suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs.

Reunion time as Alfonso Soriano is back with the New York Yankees

The 37-year-old Alfonso Soriano is heading back to where he began his MLB career after being dealt to the New York Yankees this week. Thank Yanks need a right-handed bat with power and Soriano was available for a relatively cheap price.

Yankees GM says A-Rod 'should just shut the f--up' over tweet

New York - Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez shared an unapproved update on his hip injury, angering the team's general manager Brian Cashman.

Arizona freshman idolizes Derek Jeter, drives in 6 on Saturday Special

Tucson - Kevin Newman has spent countless hours watching video tape of Derek Jeter in the field, over the course of his baseball career.

MLB: Yankees pitcher Rivera calls it quits

New York - After completing 18 seasons in the majors, Mariano Rivera, the closer for the New York Yankees, finally decided that it's time to retire from Major league Baseball after the conclusion of the 2013 season.

Yankees GM Cashman reports Alex Rodriguez could miss 2013 season

New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman has let it be known his all-star third baseman's hip injury might turn out to cause even more heartache than has already been suggested. Last week the Yankee boss said Rodriguez could even miss the entire 2013 season.

New York Yankees player Derek Jeter will miss 4 to 5 months

The New York Yankees said that Derek Jeter will get surgery done on his broken left ankle, and he could need 4-5 months to completely recover.

Paralyzed hockey player throws first pitch at Twins-Yankees game

Minneapolis - A paralyzed prep hockey player was given a thunderous ovation Monday night as he threw out the first pitch ahead of the Minnesota Twins' game against the visiting New York Yankees.

Blue Jays suspend Escobar three games for eye black incident

The Toronto Blue Jays have suspended veteran shortstop Yunel Escobar three games without pay for using eye black containing a message that translates into a homophobic slur.

Breaking down Major League Baseball's playoff races

With just over two weeks to go in the Major League Baseball regular season, plenty of teams remain in the hunt for a playoff spot - particularly in the American League, where each division is still up for grabs.

Op-Ed: Baltimore Orioles a bizarre playoff contender

With just over two weeks remaining in Major League Baseball's regular season, the Baltimore Orioles remain in the hunt for the American League East title. Yes, the Baltimore Orioles.

Op-Ed: Blue Jays' Jose Bautista return noted, but does it matter?

Toronto - It would be remiss of the sports world not to report the return of Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista from a wrist injury. There are fans still watching who may find it odd he was just there, batting on their telly after being out weeks.

Boston Red Sox paranoia after mascot, like hitting, goes missing

Boston - It turned out the Boston Red Sox were the architects of their own doom Friday when it came to their missing Wally the Green Monster mascot costume. Like their hitting and pitching, it was themselves that lost it.

Derek Jeter jerseys and fans litter Seattle as Yankees take M's Special

An afternoon game Wednesday at Seattle's Safeco Field between the Mariners and New York Yankees saw over 36,000 come out for sun, baseball, and it seems, Derek Jeter. The stadium was awash with Jeter jerseys, his name on the back of kids and adults.
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