The New York Yankees acquired three-time All-Star outfielder Vernon Wells from the Los Angeles Angels to bolster a roster thinned by injuries to starters Curtis Granderson, Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira.
The Arizona Diamondbacks signed third baseman Eric Chavez to a one-year, $3 million contract, FoxSports reported, removing one of the New York Yankees’ free- agent options for replacing Alex Rodriguez.
The New York Yankees are used to having off-field distractions at the start of spring training and manager Joe Girardi said this year is no different, with recent allegations that Alex Rodriguez may have been using performance-enhancing drugs as recently as last season.
Eric Chavez hit the tie-breaking home run in the seventh inning as the New York Yankees rallied from a three-run deficit to defeat the Mets 4-3 at Citi Field last night, ending a three-game losing streak.
Alex Rodriguez was benched for the New York Yankees’ biggest game of the year, ending a 70-game postseason starting streak for Major League Baseball’s highest- paid player who has been mired in a playoff slump.