Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo declined to specify Monday why Jeremy Jeffress was released from a minor league contract by the team, saying only that he considered it an "employment issue" and acknowledging it was not related to the reliever's baseball performance.Cincinnati Reds face coverings
Lugo spoke for the first time since the operation with Mets medical director Dr. David Altchek. New York said Lugo needs about six weeks of recuperation following the surgery before he can throw. Then Lugo will have to work his arm into game shape, a process likely to take a month or more.San Diego Padres face coverings
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"I know he's jumping at the bit to get back into the dugout, back into that Yankee uniform. ... but the greatest thing is he just feels amazing."
Luis Rojas explains how welcoming Yankees manager Aaron Boone was when he accepted the job as the Mets' skipper and sends his best wishes to his fellow New York manager. Plus, pitcher Jerad Eickhoff reacts to his first spring training outing in orange and blue.
The baseball world mourns the loss of a man who took the pitchers mound for the better part of a decade and a half.
GM Brian Cashman might not be thinking that far ahead, but when it comes to roster configuration, looking into the future is a necessity because players eventually want their money and tough decisions must be made along the way. There are a few Yankees due for extensions down the road, and Cashman has always been one to have a few roster moves up his sleeve, too. And there’s also the Yankees having the ability to flex financial muscle to maintain their forceful nature in the postseason.Miami Marlins face coverings