Maddon: Technology key to attracting young fans (The Associated Press)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon maintains technology and not shorter games is key to attracting young fans to baseball.

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Yankees’ Prado has appendectomy; out for season (The Associated Press)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- New York Yankees infielder-outfielder Martin Prado has had an appendectomy and will miss the rest of the season.

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Yankees-Rays Preview (The Associated Press)

If the New York Yankees miss the playoffs in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 1992 and '93, they won't have to look further than a lack of offense for the reason why it happened. After another lackluster performance at the plate, the fading Yankees try to avoid a fifth loss in six games when they continue a three-game series with the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night. New York (76-73) is last in the AL with 577 runs and has scored six times while losing four of five to fall six games behind Kansas City for the second wild-card spot with 13 games remaining. The Yankees were shut out for the fourth time in 11 games and failed to reach double digits in hits for the ninth straight time in Monday's series-opening 1-0 loss.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Yankees News on September 15, 2014 at 11:31 pm



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Zobrist has RBI single in 9th, Rays beat Yankees (The Associated Press)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Ben Zobrist finally got a hit with the bases loaded - and it was a big one.

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Zobrist has RBI single in 9th, Rays beat Yankees (The Associated Press)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Ben Zobrist finally got a hit with the bases loaded - and it was a big one.

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Diamondbacks add 3 players to roster (The Associated Press)

PHOENIX (AP) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks have recalled infielder Nick Ahmed and left-handed pitcher Andrew Chafin from Triple-A Reno, and selected the contract of catcher Bobby Wilson.

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Tanaka 5 scoreless innings in instructional league (The Associated Press)

Masahiro Tanaka pitched five scoreless innings against minor leaguers in an instructional league simulated game Monday, perhaps the final step before the injured Japanese pitcher rejoins the New York Yankees. His fastball reached 92 mph. ''It feels good,'' Tanaka said through a translator. ''It's very possible he could be in a game for us, the next step,'' Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. Girardi, pitching coach Larry Rothschild and team vice chair Jennifer Steinbrenner Swindal watched Tanaka's outing.

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Slumping Jeter gets night off from starting lineup (The Associated Press)

Derek Jeter, in an 0-for-24 slump, was out of the New York Yankees' starting lineup at Tampa Bay on Monday night. New York manager Joe Girardi said last weekend he was planning to give the Yankees captain a break during a three-game series with the Rays. Jeter's season average is down to .250. ''I really haven't thought about it,'' Jeter said of his offensive slide.

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Yankees-Rays Preview (The Associated Press)

The New York Yankees have won four straight starts by Chris Capuano, although he deserved no credit for any contribution in last week's victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Capuano will try to bounce back from the shortest start of his career when he takes the mound Monday night against the Rays to start a three-game set at Tropicana Field. Six of the seven Tampa Bay hitters Capuano (2-3, 4.90 ERA) faced reached base Wednesday as he failed to get out of the first inning for the first time after doing so in his first 217 starts. He recorded one out and was charged with four runs before the Yankees (76-72) rallied to win 8-5 at home.

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Adam Jones breaks ESPN TV camera lens with deadly accurate foul ball (Big League Stew)

ESPN televised the Baltimore Orioles' exciting 3-2 victory against the New York Yankees on Sunday night, but did so from the bottom of the fourth inning on without one of its cameras. Baltimore's Adam Jones fouled a pitch off the lens of the "Mid-home Robo Cam," as it was described by broadcaster Dan Shulman, during an at-bat against Hiroki Kuroda. Jones fought off a 2-1 fastball and knocked silly the camera, which was mounted on the screen behind home plate, and sent bits of glass crashing to the ground.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Yankees News on September 15, 2014 at 1:18 pm



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