Category: MLB

Yankees Win, but Lose Another Player

ANAHEIM, Calif. — On a day when the Yankees welcomed the return of a key player from the injured list, another essentially took his place, continuing the team’s seemingly endless stream of injuries. The power-hitting catcher Gary Sanchez became only the second Yankee to make it back from an I.L. stint so far this season.…

On Baseball: C.C. Sabathia Nears 3,000 Strikeouts in a Triumph of Reinvention

The two most similar pitchers to C.C. Sabathia in major league history, according to Baseball Reference, are Andy Pettitte and Mike Mussina, both Yankees stalwarts. Pettitte taught Sabathia the cutter late in his career. Mussina knew he needed it. If not the cutter, Sabathia would surely need something else to extend his career. Mussina explained…

Test on Jacob deGrom’s Elbow Shows No Injury

The Mets’ ace, Jacob deGrom, remained on track for his next start after a magnetic resonance imaging test Monday on his right elbow showed no damage. “No problems whatsoever,” General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen said before the Mets defeated the Phillies, 5-1, at Citi Field. “We got the answers we were hoping for,” Van Wagenen…