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C Austin Romine was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday after 1B Mark Teixeira (right hamstring strain) went on the 15-day disabled list. Romine was 0-for-4 in one game with the RailRiders. In 15 spring training games, Romine batted .179 (5-for-28). He spent most of 2013 with the Yankees, batting .207 (28-for-135) with one homer and 10 RBIs in 60 games. He caught 394 1/3 innings last year, the most by a Yankees rookie since C Jorge Posada in 1997 (479 1/3 innings).

Baseball: Tigers slugger Cabrera notches 2,000th hit

Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera made his 2,000th career hit one to remember on Friday, belting a two-run homer in the eighth inning of Detroit's 10-4 rout of Baltimore. Cabrera had four of the Tigers' 17 hits in the contest. He became just the ninth player in Major League Baseball history to reach 2,000 hits before the age of 31 when he sent a Ryan Webb pitch over the wall in left-center field. The two-time American League Most Valuable Player reached the milestone a fortnight before his 31st birthday on April 18.

Tanaka overcomes rocky start to win Yankees debut

By Steve Keating TORONTO (Reuters) - Masahiro Tanaka got his debut off to the shakiest of starts before showing why the New York Yankees spent $175 million to bring him to the Major Leagues as he led the Bronx Bombers to a 7-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday. Melky Cabrera, the first major league batter the 25-year-old Japanese ace faced in a regular season game, welcomed him to the big leagues by taking him over the wall in right field for a home run.

Baseball: Yanks give Tanaka a win in Major League debut

Masahiro Tanaka made a shaky start to his first Major League season, but settled down to pitch seven solid innings in the New York Yankees' 7-3 win over Toronto. Toronto leadoff hitter and former Yankee Melky Cabrera belted Tanaka's third pitch of the night over the right centerfield wall for a home run. By the end of the second inning of Friday's contest, the Blue Jays had taken a 3-2 lead -- erasing a two-run advantage that the Yankees had given Tanaka in the top of the first frame.

Astros batter Yankees, Sabathia in opene

Astros batter Yankees, Sabathia in opener HOUSTON -- If Astros management could have authored a script featuring the three offseason additions in the Houston lineup Tuesday night, that fictional tale might have paled in comparison to what happened at Minute Maid Park.

Astros 6, Yankees 2

Astros 6, Yankees 2: Scott Feldman threw 6 2/3 scoreless innings and host Houston jumped all over New York starter CC Sabathia before hanging on to take the season opener for both teams. Feldman (1-0) allowed two singles, two walks and hit two batters while striking out three in his Astros debut. Jesus Guzman and L.J. Hoes both homered and Jose Altuve recorded a pair of RBI singles for Houston, which defeated the Yankees for the first time in seven all-time meetings at home.

Mariners 10, Angels 3

Mariners 10, Angels 3: Felix Hernandez struck out 11 in six innings, Abraham Almonte doubled home the tiebreaking run and Justin Smoak drilled a three-run homer as visiting Seattle trounced Los Angeles. Hernandez (1-0) allowed three runs (two earned) and four hits while outdueling Angels ace Jered Weaver. Dustin Ackley added a three-run triple and four relievers combined for three scoreless innings as the Mariners prevailed in Lloyd McClendon’s managerial debut.

New York Yankees - PlayerWatch

SS Brendan Ryan went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 21 due to a pinched nerve in his back. Ryan was scheduled to serve as SS Derek Jeter's primary backup and a utility infielder this season.

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C Yan Gomes and the Indians agreed to a six-year, $23 million contract, according to multiple media outlets. The deal is the largest for a catcher who was not yet eligible for arbitration and includes two option years, reported. Gomes' first shot at arbitration would not have come until the end of the 2015 season.

New York Yankees - TeamReport

MLB Team Report - New York Yankees - INSIDE PITCH The last time the New York Yankees went on a comparable holiday shopping spree, they won the World Series in 2009 after missing the playoffs the previous season.
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