|The Red Sox, already beset by multiple injuries, finally got good news with Dustin Pedroia's wrist exam showing no major damage.
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|Now that he's about to take the mound for his next start, let's stop discussing the "pine" in Pineda and talk about Michael Pineda himself. Because if his early April output is any indication, he just might be -- all pine tar drama aside -- one of the best stories in baseball this season. And the Yankees, frankly, might need him to be.
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|For two nights against the Brewers, the lineup choices Cardinals manager Mike Matheny made were absolutely correct, even if the evidence at hand in one case was not what one would call extensive.
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|If these first two weeks have reminded us of anything, it's that the Atlanta Braves still do things right, that it would be almost impossible to find a franchise operated more smartly or efficiently.
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|Jackie Robinson's Negro League experience often gets overlooked when we reflect on his baseball career, as we do here on the 67th anniversary of his Major League debut.
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|Jackie Robinson was a heck of a lot braver than I am. He changed the face of baseball today, as well as impacting countless individual lives. I'm proud to say that one of those lives is mine.
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|After Jackie Robinson retired following the 1956 season as the man who broke baseball's color barrier, he sought to push the game toward diversity beyond just the playing field. Hank Aaron has spent his life trying to continue Robinson's legacy.
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|Somehow, it seems appropriate that Mariano Rivera was the last Major League player to wear No. 42. Can you think of anyone more perfect to represent Jackie Robinson's legacy of fairness, dignity and social justice?
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|Ralph Branca did not pitch on April 15, 1947. Instead, he watched Jack Roosevelt Robinson, his new teammate and a man he would call his friend for more than a quarter-century, stride into the history books. Branca is one of two living members of either the Dodgers' or Boston Braves' rosters from that Opening Day at Ebbets Field 67 years ago, when Robinson broke baseball's color barrier.
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|It may be that the 2014 Milwaukee Brewers are considerably better than many people thought. But the Brewers' problem is that the 2014 St. Louis Cardinals could be every bit as good as many people thought.
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|One of these days, it really is going to happen. Mark Buehrle is going to slow down. Everybody does, right? But the 35-year-old Buehrle of 2014 is pretty much the same as the 32-year-old Buehrle of 2011, who was pretty much the same as the 29-year-old Buehrle of 2008.
More» Buehrle dominates Rays, fans 11 over 8 2/3|
|Baseball never ceases to surprise us. And while many of the surprises early in 2014 have been of the injury variety, some unexpected positives have played out, too. Here are 10 of the most pleasant surprises from the season's first two weeks.
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|Ryan Braun has answered the doubters. Remember that 1-for-16 stumble to open the season? Nobody in Milwaukee does. The Brewers went into Monday on a nine-game winning streak.
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|The Brewers are off to a nine-game winning streak, and their 1.80 ERA is the best in the big leagues. That's a 0.82 ERA for the bullpen and a 2.22 ERA for the rotation.
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|The Oakland A's may not have the glitz of their AL West rivals in Texas and Anaheim and even Seattle with its offseason splurge on Robinson Cano, but they have what it takes to find a way to win.
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|Unlike years past, where controversial calls could often lead to a manager screaming at or kicking dirt at an umpire, the new replay system has instead led to much more friendly discussion between skippers and the men in blue..
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|When Francisco Cervelli strained his right hamstring running out a ground ball in the fourth inning Sunday night at Yankee Stadium, manager Joe Girardi looked down his very shortened bench and didn't have many options at first base: That's when Carlos Beltran again came through in the clutch.
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|A Gold Glove winner in center, Carlos Gomez also has great speed and power, and his personality makes him a clubhouse favorite.
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|Coco Crisp was back at the top of the Oakland lineup on Saturday night, doing what he's expected to do. And doing it well. "It all starts with him," A's manager Bob Melvin said. "He's a very important guy with us."
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|Mark Teixeira said on Saturday before the Yankees played the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium that he can't feel sorry for himself about missing 168 of 191 regular-season games dating back to Aug. 28, 2012.
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|Just eight games into the season, A's manager Bob Melvin moved Jim Johnson out of the closer's role. Since Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley's nine-season run as the team's annual leader in saves, general manager Billy Beane and Co. have never been shy about making late-inning changes.
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|As a junior in high school, Nathan Eovaldi underwent Tommy John surgery. It was a turning point in his life. It wasn't until he rehabbed from the procedure that he realized the potential of his physical gifts.
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|It has been nearly a decade since that seminal Game 4 of the 2004 American League Championship Series, and finally it must be said that the storied rivalry between the Yankees and the Red Sox has decidedly tilted toward Boston.
More» Sizemore hits a three-run homer to take lead|
|Felix Hernandez is off to a 3-0 start -- the first time in his career he has won each of his first three starts. And the Mariners made a statement after they had lost two of three in Oakland last weekend. Yes, it is only April. But for the Mariners every game is a big game, no matter when or where.
More» Hernandez fans 11 over seven-plus innings|
|Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis is not a marquee name like some of the others who have found themselves on the disabled list early this season, but his value to L.A. is immeasurable.
More»A.J. Ellis to miss a month or more after knee surgery|
|Instant replay has shined new light on bench coaches' responsibilities, which adds to the unheralded-but-essential role of the managers' right-hand men.
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|Joe Girardi could never have imagined Dean Anna and Yangervis Solarte in the starting lineup in the first game of the season against the Red Sox. But there they were, along with Michael Pineda and David Phelps, contributing mightily to victory on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium.
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|With or without Avisail Garcia, the White Sox boast a lineup much improved over 2013's. The club is moving in the right direction, even if it'll have to wait to see how much better Garcia can make them.
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|While almost everyone was worried about Brian McCann's lack of offense in his first regular-season weeks with the Yankees, his value is clearly what he offers behind the plate.
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|As Rays pitcher Matt Moore contemplates what to do about his torn ulnar collateral ligament, an injury likely to make him the 13th pitcher on a Major League roster to receive Tommy John surgery since the start of Spring Training, the unfortunate truth is that today's pitchers are little more than guinea pigs in an industry that, in spite of good data and better intentions, has not done a thing to decrease the number of DL days.
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