Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
Aroldis y Atticus Chapman!
Aroldis y Atticus Chapman!
The "Holy Grail" of baseball cards, a pristine 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle valued at several million dollars, was delivered to the History Colorado Center on Monday via armored truck for a 72-hour public display.
Last year's Home Run Derby champ — Yankees slugger Aaron Judge — takes some BP cuts on All-Star Workout Day in D.C.
Yankees All-Star pitchers Luis Severino, who'll pitch after AL starter Chris Sale at the All-Star Game, and Aroldis Chapman (inactive).
All Star Pose for Gleyber Torres!
The Cuban Stars: José Abreu and Aroldis Chapman (and a Luis Severino photobomb!)
Manny Machado caused a bit of a stir on social media when he "liked" a photo of himself on Instagram wearing a Yankees uniform. But Machado, the biggest name on the block ahead of this year's trade deadline, called it "a mistake" and said he's "liked" similar photos of himself in various other uniforms, too, as he's scrolled through his feed.
Live from D.C., Buster, Karl Ravech and Tim Kurkjian discuss trade rumors around the Beltway, their takeaways from the first half and more. Plus, Sarah Langs joins for a special edition of "The Numbers Game" (31:59), Todd Radom stares down Buster & Josh for a live quiz (37:35) and Bleacher Tweets come from the audience (45:15).
Here are your AL and NL All-Star lineups!
Lifelong Yankees fan Todd Plourde won the right to name his son "Bryce" after beating his wife at mini golf (she wanted "Avery"). Six years later, the Wallingford, CT resident - who made the six-hour drive to DC to take in the All-Star festivities with his boy - isn't spooked by his favorite player's first-half slump. "Oh my god yeah," says Plourde when asked if he'd like to see Bryce Harper sign with New York this winter. "Yankee Stadium is built for him. He'll hit 60 home runs there. Just gotta find a position for him. I'd put him at first base."
Hall of Famer Dave Winfield is now on stage at All-Star FanFest, giving tips to youngsters about how to throw a baseball. The gist: Start throwing a ball, just off a wall somewhere, early and often. And don't try to throw hard — yet.
The Babe used to barnstorm across America. Willie Mays played stickball in the street. None of it "counted," but like tonight's Derby, it didn't have to.
The Yankees aren't finding fault in their 62-33 record, but they know they have to pick up the pace to catch Boston and make a World Series run.
The Yankees this afternoon optioned Clint Frazier back to Triple-A as they go to the All-Star Break.
Michael Brantley homered leading off the eighth inning, and the Cleveland Indians headed into the All-Star break with a 5-2 win over the New York Yankees on Sunday to split their four-game series.
Are you wondering if there's another umpire picture in the works for Nelson Cruz? Here's what he told me after taking batting practice at Coors Field.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone has noticed that the Red Sox seem to "win every day," but he's focused on his team.
Come for the picture of Gleyber Torres taking batting practice on a nice day in Cleveland. Stay for a well-timed snap of Croatia's World Cup goal.
Aaron Boone was asked today if he does any scoreboard watching of the Red Sox. He pauses then smiles: "I see they win every day." He adds that he isn't worried about keeping an eye on Boston at this point; as he said, "it's July." "I'm worried about us going out playing our best."
Here's the Yankees' rotation when they get back from the All-Star Break: Friday vs Mets (Domingo Germán), Saturday (Sonny Gray), Sunday (Masahiro Tanaka), Monday at Rays (Luis Severino), Tuesday (CC Sabathia).
Here's how the Yankees will be closing out the first half this afternoon: Gardner LF Judge DH Gregorius SS Stanton RF Hicks CF Bird 1B Andújar 3B Higashioka C Walker 2B Tanaka SP
Austin Romine came all the way around to score when Cleveland committed two errors on his routine double in the seventh inning, and the New York Yankees edged the Cleveland Indians 5-4 on Saturday night.
Aaron Boone joked that he watched every TV in the Yankees' clubhouse trying to watch the end of tonight's game. Was also unaware of the colorful language he used before his ejection. He said he did see it appeared the umpires got the call correct. He initially thought the ball hit Giancarlo Stanton's hand and bat, causing the ball to be fouled back on the swing.