C.C. Sabathia of Yankees Says It’s Time for a Windup to a Long Career

TAMPA, Fla. — C. C. Sabathia didn’t have to say much on Saturday as he formally announced that the 2019 baseball season would be his last. But in a sense, the announcement spoke for itself. “It’s time,” Sabathia, a 38-year-old left-hander, said during a news conference at the Yankees’ spring training complex that formalized a decision he had previously spoken […]

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In the Case of Kyler Murray, the A’s Bet Big and Lost

The Oakland Athletics were overjoyed to choose Kyler Murray with the ninth pick in the baseball draft last June. “We just don’t see athletes like this on the baseball field very often,” their scouting director, Eric Kubota, said then, praising Murray’s instincts despite his relative lack of baseball experience. “He’s just a tremendous athlete, which can translate to the baseball […]

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Larry Rothschild knows biggest question of Yankees’ rotation

TAMPA — Larry Rothschild has been through this long enough to know that the talent in the Yankees’ rotation is secondary to its availability. “It’s not always the best pitching staff, a lot of times it’s the staff that can stay the healthiest,” the veteran pitching coach said at the Yankees’ minor league complex, ahead of pitchers and catchers officially […]

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