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  1. Farm report: Wrist healed, den Dekker a 51

    Adam Rubin

    Center fielder Matt den Dekker has appeared on SportsCenter's Top 10 plays four times during his baseball career between his University of Florida and Mets tenures. A bid for No. 5 led to a fractured right wrist in a March 24 Grapefruit League game a...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  2. No. 31: Sox land Florida LHP Johnson

    The Red Sox picked University of Florida left-hander (and first baseman) Brian Johnson with their second pick, No. 31 overall. Here's an assessment of Johnson by ESPN Insider Kiley McDaniel: McDaniel: Johnson is a lower-ceiling, higher-probabil...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  3. Farm report: den Dekker catching on

    Adam Rubin

    Matt den Dekker had been advertised as the top defensive outfielder in University of Florida history. During the occasions when the Mets borrowed the 2010 fifth-round pick from minor league camp for Grapefruit League games, den Dekker offered glimpse...

    Blog | April 06, 2011
  4. Farm report: Gnat with defensive knack

    Adam Rubin

    Matt den Dekker's college bio tabs him as the top defensive outfielder in the University of Florida baseball program's history. Now, the fifth-round pick from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has taken that skill to the New York Mets. His bat has done quite ni...

    Blog | August 18, 2010
  5. Brewers agree to deal with seventh overall pick LaPorta

    The Milwaukee Brewers agreed Monday to a contract with Matt LaPorta, giving the seventh selection in this year's amateur draft a signing bonus of about $2 million.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2007
  6. Farm report: Koch excels after liner scare

    Adam Rubin

    NEW YORK -- Right-hander Matt Koch is off to a blazing start with Class A St. Lucie. He owns a 5-0 record, 2.81 ERA and 1.104 WHIP in seven Florida State League starts. The 23-year-old Koch, a third-round pick in 2012 from the University of Louisv...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  7. Lester looks special in outdueling Sale

    Gordon Edes

    CHICAGO -- Jake Peavy watched tall, skinny Chris Sale, fresh out of Florida Gulf Coast University, become a star in Chicago. He watched Jon Lester win a World Series in Boston. Days ago, he forecast that this would be special. "I'm not going to li...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  8. Bradley watch continues at the Fort

    David Dorsey, Special to

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Good morning from the Fort, where the Jackie Bradley Jr. watch remains in full effect, and where the city is enduring a hoops hangover following Florida Gulf Coast University's 62-50 loss Friday night to Florida in the Sweet 16 of...

    Blog | March 30, 2013
  9. First lineup of the season

    Wallace Matthews

    Here's the lineup for the Yankees first spring training game of the year, against the University of South Florida at The Boss, first pitch at 1:05 p.m. Derek Jeter SS Curtis Granderson CF Mark Teixeira 1B Alex Rodriguez 3B Raul Ibanez DH Nic...

    Blog | March 02, 2012
  10. First Pitch: Play ball!

    Wallace Matthews

    Finally, the day we have all been waiting for: an actual game of baseball, for the first time all spring. Today the Yankees host the University of South Florida at The Boss, first pitch at 1:05 p.m. Joe Girardi said he would start his regulars, wi...

    Blog | March 02, 2012
  11. Yanks announce spring rotation

    Wallace Matthews

    RHP Adam Warren will be the first Yankee starter of the spring, facing the University of South Florida in the team's first preseason game on Friday, March 2 at The Boss. Thereafter comes the real rotation: Ivan Nova on Saturday, March 3 against the ...

    Blog | February 27, 2012
  12. espnW -- Danielle and Brett Lawrie take sibling rivalry to new le...

    Jim Caple

    Danielle and Brett Lawrie may be close, they may love and support each other, but the siblings don't like losing at anything, and especially to each other. But the competitiveness is what has made both a smashing success in their respective sports.

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2012
  13. Danny Valencia rallies Twins past Chris Perez, Indians

    Danny Valencia hit a two-run single off closer Chris Perez in the ninth inning, sending the Twins to a 2-1 victory over the Indians.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | July 19, 2011
  14. Los Angeles Dodgers call up reliever Josh Lindblom, place Kenley ...

    Tony Jackson

    Dodgers call up Lindblom, put Jansen on DL

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2011
  15. Sale expected to be recalled

    Doug Padilla

    The White Sox are expected to recall left-hander Chris Sale for Wednesday's game at Detroit. The team's first-round draft pick out of Florida Gulf Coast University has already advanced from Single-A Winston-Salem to Triple-A Charlotte. Projected to ...

    Blog | August 03, 2010
  16. Study: Percentage of black players drops again

    A new report shows Major League Baseball equaled its best grades for racial and gender diversity hiring, even as the percentage of black players dropped again last year.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2010