Marty Noble, the longtime baseball writer and Hall of Fame voter who was a mainstay on the New York Mets beat for decades, has died. Newsday said a family member confirmed his death, but no cause was given. Noble covered the New York Yankees and Mets for Newsday from 1981-2004, the newspaper said.
Posted: March 25, 2019, 9:09 am
The Giants sent minor league infielder C.J. Hinojosa to the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for Kratz. Kratz, 38, agreed to a one-year deal worth $1.2 million, with $300,000 guaranteed, with the Brewers in November. Milwaukee added Kratz last May in a deal with the New York Yankees and he played in 67 games for the Brewers, batting .236 with six home runs and 23 RBIs.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 7:10 pm
Red Sox fans won’t like Alex Rodriguez’s latest Aaron Judge comments originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Major League Baseball needs a face, and two of the best candidates play for the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. With all due respect to Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout, the top two players to be the marquee superstar in baseball are Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts and Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge. Betts is the reigning American League MVP, a three-time Gold Glove winner and a World Series champion.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 6:46 pm
When Yankees manager Aaron Boone told reliever Phillip Diehl that he had been traded Saturday, Diehl thought it was a prank. For Yankees’ reliever Phillip Diehl, what he thought was a prank turned out to be a life-changing decisions: He had been traded. Diehl believed that manager Aaron Boone was playing a trick on him when Boone told him he was traded to the Colorado Rockies because earlier on Saturday, when the team set up pregame haircuts, Diehl had taken CC Sabathia’s spot in the barber’s chair.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 2:20 am
Rehabbing Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia will open the regular season on the 25-man roster so he can serve a five-game suspension stemming from last season before being placed on the injured list. Sabathia, retiring after the season, is expected to miss the first two or three turns through the rotation as he recovers from an offseason that included knee surgery and the insertion of a stent after a blockage was found in an artery from his heart. The Yankees will be short-handed for three games with Baltimore and a pair against Detroit while Sabathia serves the suspension for hitting Tampa Bay’s Jesus Sucre with a pitch in his last regular season start of 2018.
Posted: March 23, 2019, 10:33 pm
The Yankees completed a trade on Saturday, sending minor league reliever Phillip Diehl to the Rockies in exchange for outfielder Mike Tauchman. Per Yankees skipper Aaron Boone, Tauchman will be given the opportunity to break camp with the team, though nothing has been set in stone quite yet. Tauchman, 28, has yet to make significant strides in the majors.
Posted: March 23, 2019, 9:10 pm