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Yankee GM Brian Cashman Livid over Tweet From ARod

 Livid over Alex Rodriguez‘s decision to tweet an update on his rehab process,Yankees general manager Brian Cashman had a message for the third baseman.

“You know what, when the Yankees want to announce something, [we will],” Cashman told ESPN New York. “Alex should just shut the f— up. That’s it. I’m going to call Alex now.”

 Rodriguez tweeted Tuesday that he has been cleared to play in rehab games. Rodriguez’s comments seemed to contradict what Cashman told ESPN New York’s Wallace Matthews on Monday.

“Visit from Dr. [Bryan] Kelly over the weekend, who gave me the best news – the green light to play games again!” Rodriguez tweeted.

On Monday, Cashman shot down a report that Rodriguez had been given the go-ahead to play in games.

“He has not been cleared by our doctors to play in rehab games yet,” he said. “He’s getting closer. There’s no doubt about it. But we don’t have a date for him to start playing games yet. It could be July 1. It could also be July 5 or maybe June 25.”


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Terrapin Pitcher Jimmy Reed Taken in 6th Round by the Cardinals

University of Maryland senior lefthander Jimmy Reed was selected Friday in the sixth round (185th overall) of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals.

Reed is the ninth Terp to be drafted over the last three years and is the highest-selected Terrapin since Brett Cecil was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the first round (38th overall pick) of the 2007 draft.

“I’m pretty ecstatic right now,” said Reed. “When my name was called, I screamed. It is really awesome to be picked in the sixth round by the Cardinals. The Cardinals are an amazing organization with a proven track record of developing pitchers. It’s honestly the best situation for me.”

In his first full season in the weekend rotation, Reed served as the Terps’ Friday night starter. The Gaithersburg, Md., native posted a 6-4 record with a career-high 74 strikeouts. He finished the 2013 season with a 2.33 ERA, which ranks eighth in the ACC, en route to earning second team All-ACC honors and finished his career with 70 appearances, the ninth-highest total in program history.


Jimmy Reed and Charlie White Named to ALL ACC Baseball Squad

Maryland senior lefthander Jimmy Reed and redshirt sophomoreCharlie White were named to the 2013 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Team, the league announced Monday.

Reed, who finished 6-4 with a 2.33 ERA, and White, who led the ACC with 39 stolen bases and hit a team-high .350, were named to the second team. It is the second straight season Maryland has had a player named to the All-ACC team after Brett Harman earned the honor last season.

Maryland’s Friday night starter, Reed posted career highs in wins (6) and strikeouts (74), and ranked 10th in the ACC in ERA (2.33), while ranking eighth in strikeouts. He is one of six ACC pitchers to throw two or more complete games this season and one of six pitchers to throw a complete game shutout.

White finished the season highly ranked in several offensive categories. He led the conference with 39 stolen bases, ranked fifth with 75 hits, finished eighth with a .350 batting average, and ranked 10th with a .449 on-base percentage.


Jimmy Reed Goes 8 Strong Innings as Terps Defeat Clemson 7-2

Maryland received another sterling pitching performance from Jimmy Reed and pounded out 14 hits in a 7-2 win over 18th-ranked Clemson on a rainy Saturday afternoon at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

Reed, the reigning ACC Pitcher of the Week, quieted the Tiger bats. The senior lefty struck out a career-high 11 batters and scattered four hits over eight innings. Reed has pitched at least eight innings in three of his last four starts and has an ERA of 1.41 in his last four.

The Terrapin offense provided plenty of support for its ace totaling 14 hits including five extra-base hits, two of which were solo home runs from Kyle Convissar and Jordan Hagel. The Terps’ 14 hits tied a team high for the most hits in an ACC game this season.

Convissar announced his return to the Maryland lineup with a 3-for-4 outing, which included his first homer of the season in the third inning to stretch the Terps’ lead to 4-0. Hagel followed in the fourth with a homer of his own, his second of the season, to increase the advantage to five.

Hagel along with Jack Cleary, LaMonte Wade and Charlie White all recorded two hits. Hagel and Cleary each added two RBI as well.

Charlie Stinnent Pitches a Complete Game as Terps Defeat Duke 4-1 to Take the Series

 Maryland overcame a one-run deficit with two runs in the sixth and rode the superb performance of starter Jake Stinnett to a 4-1 win over Duke on Sunday at Jack Coombs Field. With the victory, the Terps (25-21, 8-16 ACC) took two of three from the Blue Devils (25-22, 9-15 ACC) to secure a vital series win.

Stinnett was the star of Sunday’s game. The junior righty held the Blue Devils to no earned runs on five hits with four strikeouts for his first career complete game. Stinnett has gone at least seven innings in four of his last five starts including his past three. In those contests, Stinnett has an ERA of 1.54 with 28 strikeouts.

Jordan Hagel and LaMonte Wade had the decisive at-bats on Sunday. After Duke took a 1-0 lead in the fifth, the Terps took the lead in the next half inning. Hagel drove in the tying run with a sacrifice fly to center and Wade singled to center to score Charlie White all the way from first.

Terps Hold On To Win 16-15 Slugfest at Towson

LaMonte Wade hit Maryland’s first grand slam since 2009 and the Terps held off a ninth-inning rally by Towson to defeat the Tigers, 16-15, Wednesday at Schuerholz Park. The Terps (23-20) benefited from 11 walks and four hit batters by the Tigers’ pitchers.

Maryland tacked on what appeared to be an inconsequential run in the ninth to increase its lead to four. But the Terps needed all of those runs to hold off a ninth-inning rally by the Tigers (19-20). Towson scored three runs, two of which came on an error, but Kevin Mooneystayed composed and got a strikeout and a ground stranding the tying run at third.


Terrapin Nine Cruises over Miami 7-2 Behind Jake Stinnett

After losing two hotly contested games to Miami, Maryland won the series finale over the Hurricanes, 7-2, on Sunday at Bob “Turtle” Smith Stadium behind seven strong innings from starter Jake Stinnett.

Stinnett, who pitched five scoreless innings at George Mason on Wednesday, retired 13 of the first 15 Miami batters and held the Hurricanes to one run on three hits with six strikeouts to earn his third consecutive victory and improve to 4-3. In his last three starts, Stinnett has a 1.42 ERA and is averaging 8.53 strikeouts per nine.

After totaling 13 hits in 22 innings in the first two games of the series, Maryland’s offense came out in support of Stinnett with seven runs on 14 hits including three each for K.J. Hockaday and Blake Schmit. Four different Terps had at least one RBI led by two apiece fromJack Cleary and Schmit.   from umterps.com