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2006-07-23 20:03:05

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - He is baseball's $25-million man and arguably the game's greatest player, yet Alex Rodriguez is the target of frustrated New York fans who are booing his every failure at Yankee Stadium. The slumping Rodriguez, the highest paid player ever with his 10-year, $252-million contract, is the fall guy for the travails of the second-place Yankees, a victim of great expectations from without and within. "The fans have some great expectancies from me and I...

2006-07-22 00:29:57

TORONTO (Reuters) - Alex Rodriguez became the youngest player in Major League history to hit 450 career home runs but it was not enough to stop the New York Yankees losing 7-3 to the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Center on Friday. Troy Glaus homered and had four RBI while A.J. Burnett earned his second win for Toronto as the Blue Jays beat the Yankees for the second consecutive night in game two of a four-game series. Vernon Wells's walk-off homer gave Toronto the series opener on...

2006-04-19 01:22:48

TORONTO (Reuters) - The Toronto Blue Jays overcame a shaky start to rally past the New York Yankees 10-5 on Tuesday, boosted by a pair of home runs from Troy Glaus. New York's Alex Rodriguez and Jason Giambi homered to key a four-run first inning, providing Yankees ace Randy Johnson with a 4-0 cushion. But the "Big Unit" could not hold the lead, rocked for three runs in both the first and second innings and another in the third as the Jays nosed in front 7-4. Toronto chased Johnson...

2006-04-07 17:17:41

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Twelve-year-old Akene Farmer-Michos, who walks 10 blocks from home to play baseball at Harlem's Marcus Garvey Park, says major leaguers who use steroids to make them bigger and richer are wrong. "You're not the person who's playing, but these pills are playing," the first baseman said on Friday at Little League Baseball and Softball's first International Opening Day. "Little League is different. There are kids you see every day in your...

2006-03-12 22:26:15

By Steve Keating ANAHEIM (Reuters) - Alex Rodriguez stroked a two-out bases loaded single in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the U.S. a riveting 4-3 victory over Japan on Sunday, in a World Baseball Classic showdown between the sport's two superpowers. Rodriguez, who had suffered jeers during the 16-nation tournament, was showered with cheers and mobbed by team mates when he lined a sharply hit ball off the glove of relief pitcher Fujikawa Kyuji scoring Randy Winn with the...

2006-01-23 19:48:54

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - After initially saying he would play in the World Baseball Classic in March, Giants slugger Barry Bonds said on Monday that he had changed his mind and would instead focus on his upcoming U.S. baseball season. "After much thought and discussion with my family I have decided to remove myself from the upcoming World Baseball Classic roster," Bonds, who could move into second place for career home runs this season, said in a statement on his Web site. "After...

2006-01-17 10:15:54

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Team USA unveiled an all-star line-up for the World Baseball Classic on Monday, with a roster that includes slugger Barry Bonds and future Hall of Fame pitcher Roger Clemens. Yankees captain Derek Jeter and new signing Johnny Damon were also among the 42 names released but their New York team mate Alex Rodriguez, a two-time American League Most Valuable Player, was the one big name missing from the provisional list. Team USA, however, has until Tuesday evening to...

2006-01-17 01:55:29

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States unveiled an all-star line-up for the World Baseball Classic on Monday, with a roster that includes slugger Barry Bonds and future Hall of Fame pitcher Roger Clemens. Yankees captain Derek Jeter and new signing Johnny Damon were also among the 42 names released but their New York team mate Alex Rodriguez, a two-time American League Most Valuable Player, was the one big name missing from the provisional list. Team USA, however, has until Tuesday...

2005-11-28 23:05:03

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Yankees manager Joe Torre says the club is keeping its options open for a pressing need in center field -- including the possible use of one of their two All-Star caliber shortstops, Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez. New York manager Torre said he has considered the merits of converting either Jeter or Rodriguez, who has been playing third base since joining the Yankees, but has not raised the subject with either of his star players. "We've thought...

2005-11-14 16:37:25

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez captured his second American League Most Valuable Player Award on Monday, edging out Boston slugger David Ortiz. Rodriguez, who had a .321 batting average, 130 RBI and league-leading 48 home runs, collected 16 first-place votes and 331 points, while Ortiz received 11 first-place votes and 307 points. Vladimir Guerrero of the Los Angeles Angels received the other first-place vote, finishing third in the balloting by...


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