New York Yankees
This much is clear: Michael Pineda had a dark substance smudged on his pitching hand during his first win for the New York Yankees.
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Michael Pineda has yet to pitch for the Yankees, who traded for him two years ago.
Max Scherzer allowed a second-inning homer by Yankees newcomer Brian McCann, but the Detroit right-hander was otherwise sharp in his first start of the spring Friday, yielding only that one hit in the Tigers’ 7-4 loss to the New York Yankees.
Outfielder Brett Gardner and the New York Yankees agreed Sunday to a four-year contract worth $52 million.
Alex Rodriguez’s jerseys are nowhere to be found at Steinbrenner Field, just like the suspended third baseman.
Scott Sizemore is among nine players agreeing to minor league contracts with the Yankees, giving New York another option for Alex Rodriguez’s replacement at third base.
The Yankees talked frugality, then reverted to their high-spending ways.
The dust has mostly settled following Alex Rodriguez’s record 162-game suspension.
Alex Rodriguez has sued Major League Baseball and its players’ union, seeking to overturn a season-long suspension imposed by an arbitrator who ruled there was “clear and convincing evidence” he used three banned substances and twice tried to obstruct the sport’s drug investigation.