Jackie Robinson Day 2022 – Tributes from across MLB on the 75th anniversary of Robinson’s debut

Jackie Robinson’s legacy continues to influence Major League Baseball 75 years after he first crossed the league color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Robinson was a star from the moment he stepped onto the pitch, excelling despite an environment of hate and abuse from fellow players and fans. Baseball retired Robinson’s No. 42 league-wide in … Read more

Average MLB salary up 5.9% since start of last season, study finds

NEW YORK — The average major league salary rebounded to $4.4 million on opening day, spurred by a frenzy of free agent signings before and after the 99-day lockdown, contract research shows baseball by the Associated Press. New York Mets pitcher Max Scherzer set a season high of $43.3 million, surpassing the previous mark set … Read more

‘One of the best hitters in the world’ Vladimir Guerrero Jr. battles a gash to hit three home runs

NEW YORK — Already the face of the Toronto Blue Jays, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. also looked like a real Maple Leaf on Wednesday night. Guerrero shrugged off a bloody gash to his right ring finger to hit three homers off the rival Yankees, including two off ace Gerrit Cole, in Toronto’s 6-4 win. “Hit from … Read more

Rachel Balkovec applauded her historic debut at the helm of the New York Yankees minor league team

LAKELAND, Fla. — Rachel Balkovec signed autographs, got a standing ovation when she was introduced, and posed for a photo at home plate. It was then time to get to work. The manager of a minor league New York Yankees team had a game to play. But that Friday night, the fact that Balkovec became … Read more

Aaron Judge ‘disappointed’ after failing to get extension with New York Yankees before Opening Day deadline

8:50 p.m. ET Marly RiveraESPN Writer close Marly Rivera is a writer for ESPNdeportes.com and ESPN.com. NEW YORK – New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge, speaking to reporters on Friday, expressed frustration at not having finalized a long-term contract extension with the club he wants to spend the rest of his career with. in … Read more

New York Yankees and Aaron Judge still without a new contract ahead of self-imposed first pitch deadline

11:11 a.m. ET Marly RiveraESPN Writer close Marly Rivera is a writer for ESPNdeportes.com and ESPN.com. NEW YORK — All-Star right fielder Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees failed to reach an agreement on a contract extension by the slugger’s self-imposed deadline on Opening Day. After reports surfaced that the Yankees offered the judge … Read more

Brian Cashman defends New York Yankees amid World Series drought talk, cites ‘circumstances of cheating’ in 2017 loss to Houston Astros

The New York Yankees are chasing their first World Series title since 2009, but general manager Brian Cashman thinks there should be a glaring exception in the discussion of a championship drought. Cashman, in an interview Wednesday with The Athletic, challenged the notion that the Yankees are on an extended title slide and cited the … Read more

New York Mayor Eric Adams allows athletes not vaccinated against COVID-19 to play home games

NEW YORK – The mayor of New York has exempted athletes and entertainers from the city’s vaccination mandate after weeks of pressure from the sports world after the rule prevented Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving from playing games at home and had to prevent several baseball players from taking the field in their next season. … Read more

Growing hope that New York City’s vaccine mandate will soon be canceled

6:05 p.m. ET Adrian Wojnarowski Close NBA Senior Insider Host of The Woj Pod Joined ESPN in 2017 Jeff Passan Close ESPN ESPN MLB InsiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” Progress toward further changes to New York’s private-sector vaccination mandate has inspired confidence that Brooklyn Nets … Read more

New York mayor says Nets, Knicks, Yankees and Mets will have to wait for COVID-19 vaccination restrictions to ease

NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams reiterated that while he remains optimistic about the COVID-related numbers he’s seeing, the city’s professional sports teams are going to have to wait their turn when it comes to potential cancellations of the vaccination mandate. “Right now we’re going to be getting complaints,” Adams said at … Read more