NEW YORK – Retired Yankees closer Mariano Rivera says he would take Boston’s Dustin Pedroia over former teammate Robinson Cano as his top second baseman.
There is no doubt that he is a Hall of Fame-caliber talent, Rivera said about Cano in his new book published Tuesday. It’s just a question of whether he finds the drive that you need to get there. I don’t think Robby burns to be the best
Rivera’s book is titled The Closer: My Story.
Around the leagues
Infielder Brendan Ryan was activated from the disabled list by the Yankees. A Cubs-Reds game postponed by rain April 28 will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader July 8. Baltimore recalled left-hander T.J. McFarland from Triple-A Norfolk and optioned right-hander Brad Brach, a former TinCap, to the International League club. Injured pitcher Alex Cobb could rejoin the Rays rotation late this month. Minnesota’s Joe Mauer missed a second straight game with back spasms.