James Wagner

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Smell Good, Play Good? MLB Players Douse Themselves in Cologne

Baseball is full of traditions and superstitions. For numerous players, a heavy dose of cologne or women’s perfume is the unlikeliest of performance enhancers.It was sometime during the 2012 season when Alcides...

How the Yankees Became MLB’s Hottest Team

There were not any flashy signings, but a month into the season, the Yankees find themselves with the best record in baseball and a roster better in all facets of the game.TORONTO...

Jeremy Pena of the Astros Does Not Want to Be Carlos Correa

When the Houston Astros let Carlos Correa walk away, they had his replacement ready. Jeremy Peña is showing flashes of what made the team so confident in him.TORONTO — For seven years,...

Mets Designate Robinson Cano for Assignment

A popular veteran in the clubhouse who was struggling at the plate after a yearlong suspension, Canó will be cut despite entering the season being owed $40.5 million by the Mets.Roster sizes...

MLB Letter Confirms Yankees Used Technology for Sign Stealing

A 2017 letter from Commissioner Rob Manfred confirmed the Yankees’ illicit use of electronic devices in 2015 and parts of 2016, which cost the team a $100,000 fine.Sign stealing has long been...

Yankees expect to have a full complement of players in Toronto.

By the numbers, Shanghai has been an exemplar of how to save lives during a pandemic. Despite the city’s more than 400,000 Covid-19 infections, just 17 people have died, according to officials,...

Rachel Balkovec: Manager of the Tampa Tarpons

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Somewhere over Tampa Bay, while driving on the causeway connecting Tampa to Clearwater, Fla., Rachel Balkovec asked the two top Yankees prospects in the back seat if they had...

Yankees and Blue Jays Face Off in Crucial Early Series

A tense series between division rivals showcases everything that is right about the ultracompetitive American League East.When he stepped to the plate to lead off Monday’s game against the Yankees, Toronto Blue...

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