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Posts Tagged ‘American League East.’

Yankees star Derek Jeter in 2013 debut pulls quadriceps muscle

Derek Jeter (courtesy MLBpressbox.com)

There is no doubt the the New York Yankees have missed SS Derek Jeter and 3B Alex Rodriguez all season long.

Even without those two key players, the team has stayed in the American League East race which is basically wide-open for anyone to win.

That might be the reason they reinstated the 39-year-old Jeter to the active roster after a short stint in the minors.

The popular Jeter, spent just four games on his rehab assignment and was recalled to play Thursday against the Kansas City Royals.

It was his 2013 debut and the first first game he had played since last October 13 when he fractured his left ankle.

The long-time Yankees captain has another injury setback to deal with this time.

As the New York DH on Thursday, he ran out a ground ball during his third at bat in the fifth inning and will miss more action.

It was reported that Jeter suffered a Grade 1 strain of his right quadriceps muscle.

Jeter made a statement after the injury and is very diasppointed, obviously.

“It’s frustrating. I don’t know what else you want me to say. I worked hard to get to the point of rejoining the team yesterday. It’s not how you draw it up, but hopefully I’ll be back out there soon and help this team win some games.”

There is no timetable for his return to action.

 

Rays extend Maddon deal according to multiple sources

 

Joe Maddon Rays Mgr. (photo by UCInternational, imagesbyferg via wikipedia commons)

Joe Maddon has always said that he likes managing the Tampa Bay Rays.

Apparently, the ownership likes him as well.

According to TV and Radio reports out of the Tampa/St. Petersburg area, Maddon and the team’s ownership have agreed on a three-year contract extension.

He has led the Tampa Bay to the playoffs in three of the past four years.

The Rays have a record of 495-477 under Maddon and have won two American League East titles and have played in the playoffs three years out of six in his regime. They advanced to the World Series in 2008.

 

Info compiled from Radio, TV & Baseball news

MLB AL DIVISIONAL SERIES: New York plays Detroit

 

The New York Yankees, always a playoff participant, will take on the Detroit Tigers.

The Yankees, winners of the American League East with a record of 97-65, 6 games over Tampa Bay, takes on the team from Motown, Detroit.

The Tigers won the American League Central Division by a whopping 15 games over the Cleveland Indians, with a record of 95-67. The Tigers trailed the Indians for most of the season until taking control of the division in late June. They also won 10 straight over the Tribe to end the season.

Logos courtesy of MLBpressbox.com

Boston’s “Big Papi” David Ortiz, named AL Player of the Week

 

David Ortiz (file photo)

David Ortiz, the Boston Red Sox ultra-successful designated hitter, has been named the American League Player of the Week for the week ending June 5.

In six games during the week, the four-time Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Award winner hit .545 (12-for-22) with four doubles, two home runs, six RBI’s and five runs scored on his way to joining teammates Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford as the third Red Sox player in a four-week span to garner A.L. Player of the Week honors.

The 15-year veteran finished tied for first in the A.L. in doubles and total bases (22), was second in batting average, slugging percentage (1.000) and on-base percentage (.583) and was tied for second in the league in hits.

The native of the Dominican Republic finished the month of May with a club-leading .342 (38-for-111) batting average with nine doubles, 10 home runs and 16 RBI’s to help Boston get back into the American League East race and challenge the Yankees and Rays.

This is Ortiz’s fifth career weekly honor, his last being on August 26, 2007.

Ortiz will be awarded a watch courtesy of Game Time, the leader in licensed sports watches, available at MLB.com.

 

Info courtesy of MLBpressbox.com

Yankees clinch 15th playoff berth in past 16 years; Sabathia wins 21st game

With Tuesday night’s win over the Toronto Blue Jays, 6-1, the New York Yankees clinched their 15th postseason berth in the past 16 years. Left-hander C.C. Sabathia won his 21st game of the season.

The boys from the Bronx, have reached the playoffs every season but one since 1995. The year was 2008 when they finished behind Tampa Bay and Boston in the American League East.

Derek Jeter (MLB)

Shortstop Derek Jeter scored three runs and drove in one run for the Yankees.

The Yankees will be on a quest to win their 28th World Series title this postseason.

Sabathia allowed one run and three hits while pitching 8 1/3 innings. He matched Andy Pettitte’s 21 victories in 1996 and 2003 for the most wins by a Yankee since Ron Guidry in 1985 when he posted a record of 22-6.

compiled from staff & New York Yankees news

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