Dr. Chris Ahmad, a New York Yankees physician, will examine RHP Masahiro Tanaka's forearm on Tuesday to determine whether or not Tanaka can pitch again this season.
Tim Tebow is making all kinds of news again, but not because of his religious beliefs, football abilities, or Skip Bayless’s obsession with him. Tebow, who hasn’t played organized baseball since he was in high school, has held workouts for teams in Major League Baseball in an effort to catch the attention of a minor league club and work his way toward a new career in a different professional sport. Tebow is a competitor at heart — and he wouldn’t be the first player to do it.
ARLINGTON, Texas — The Milwaukee Brewers hoped they were getting a stolen base threat when they acquired infielder Jonathan Villar from the Houston Astros last November. It turns out they got a budding power hitter, too. Villar, the major leagues’ stolen base leader, hit his 17th and 18th home runs and had a career-high five RBIs and Matt Garza beat his former team as the Brewers defeated the Texas Rangers 8-3 on Monday night. “I don’t think about that,” Villar said of hitting homers. “I need a base hit because I need more stolen bases.” Villar has 59 steals, one more than the Cincinnati Reds’ Billy Hamilton. He would become the franchise’s third stolen base champion, joining Scott Podsednik