(2/17/2011) Veteran outfielder Gary Sheffield officially retired on Wednesday. Sheffield completed a 22-year career with a .292 average, 509 homers (24th all-time) and 1,676 RBI (25th all-time).
Sheffield has offers on table
(2/23/2010)Gary Sheffield told the New York Post that his body is ready for a 22nd major league season, he just isn't 100 percent sure yet that his mind is ready for the rigors. Sheffield told the Post that he's got offers on the table from teams and that it is just a matter of deciding which, if any, he wants to accept. There are things on the table that I have to accept or not accept," the former Mets and Yankees slugger told The Post on Wednesday. Right now I have not made up my mind." Apparently, the Mets are not one of the teams who have contacted him. I have a few things to weigh," said Sheffield, who hit his 500th homer as a Met and has 509. When you get ready to go through a spring training you have to make sure its worth it."
Sheffield undecided about 2010
(2/12/2010) Free agent slugger Gary Sheffield says his body is ready for another season, but his mind is undecided. Right now I have not made up my mind," Sheffiled told the New York Post. I have a few things to weigh. When you get ready to go through a spring training you have to make sure its worth it." While he is unsure whether or not he wants to play in 2010, his body is ready to do so. I am in tip-top shape," he declared. I am healthy and I have been working to get back to where I need to be. I am feeling great and I lost 15 pounds, down to 212." Sheffield batted .276 for the Mets in 2009 with 10 home runs and 43 RBI.
(9/22/2009) The Mets' Gary Sheffield probably won't play the outfield again this season because of his balky back, manager Jerry Manuel said Tuesday. Sheffield walked as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning that night against the Braves. He has been limited to three pinch-hitting appearances since Aug. 28.
Sheffield remains limited for Mets
(9/21/2009) Mets OF Gary Sheffield (back) was able to pinch hit once over the weekend series vs. Washington. He did not get a hit in his only pinch-hit appearance.
Sheffield may not start in September
(9/2/2009) From The Sports Xchange: OF Gary Sheffield is not expected to be in the starting lineup in the near future, manager Jerry Manuel said. Sheffield continues to be bothered by lower back discomfort.
Sheffield continues to sit Tuesday
(9/2/2009) Mets OF Gary Sheffield, who has missed the last six games with back spasms, remained out of the lineup Tuesday at Colorado. He has appeared as a pinch hitter during this time out of the lineup, however.
Sheffield doesn't return on Sunday
(8/30/2009) Mets DH Gary Sheffield did not play in Sunday's game against the Cubs. He is day to day with a back injury and has been available to come off the bench.
Sheffield remains sidelined Saturday
(8/29/2009) Mets OF Gary Sheffield (back) did not take part in Saturday's loss to the Cubs.
Sheffield (back) able to pinch hit
(8/28/2009) Mets OF Gary Sheffield (back) was not in the starting lineup for Friday's afternoon game at the Cubs. He did, however, strike out in a pinch-hit appearance.
Sheffield still out with sore back
(8/27/2009) Mets OF Gary Sheffield remained out of the starting lineup on Saturday against the Marlins with a sore back. He is considered questionable for the team's upcoming series at Chicago.
Sheffield missing in action Wednesday
(8/26/2009) Mets LF Gary Sheffield (back) sat out of Wednesday's game against the Marlins. He is questionable for the team's series finale with Florida on Thursday.
Sheffield latest injured Met
(8/26/2009) Mets LF Gary Sheffield left the game Tuesday in the seventh with a left lower back spasm, he said. Sheffield walked and called time out while at first base between pitches before he was replaced. He said he should be fine and could play Wednesday.
Sheffield returns from wrist tweak
(8/24/2009) From The Sports Xchange: LF Gary Sheffield was not in Sunday's starting lineup against the Phillies because he tweaked his right wrist "messing with some weights," manager Jerry Manuel said. Sheffield pinch-hit in the eighth inning and flied out.
Sheffield sticking around with Mets
(8/21/2009) Mets OF Gary Sheffield and GM Omar Minaya confirmed Friday that they met the previous day to discuss the outfielder's status. Minaya told Sheffield another club had placed a waiver claim on him, but the GM pulled Sheffield back off waivers rather than let him go or work out a deal to trade him.
Sheffield takes the day off
(8/20/2009) Mets outfielder Gary Sheffield was listed on the lineup posted about four hours before the first pitch Thursday night against the . His name was replaced by youngster Cory Sullivan about 30 minutes later. "He asked for a day off to kind of clear some thoughts and things," Manuel said. "I think it would do him good both physically and mentally to get a day."
Sheff heats up with 3 hits, 2 doubles
(8/19/2009)Gary Sheffield doubled twice in an eight-run fourth inning and the New York Mets battered Derek Lowe, rebounding from an early deficit for a 9-4 victory over the Braves on Tuesday night.
Sheffield struggling since return
(8/17/2009) Mets OF Gary Sheffield went 1 for 3 with a walk and an RBI against the Giants on Monday. He's batting .250 (4 for 16) since returning from a hamstring injury.
Sheffield singles twice in return
(8/12/2009) Mets DH Gary Sheffield, back in the New York lineup Wednesday against the Diamondbacks after missing six games with a sore hamstring, singled twice in three at bats. He scored a run for the Mets and is batting .288 on the year.
Sheffield doesn't start Tuesday
(8/12/2009) Mets DH Gary Sheffield (hamstring) did not start in Tuesday's game against the Diamondbacks. He did pinch hit late in the game and failed to get a hit. He's batting .283 on the year and remains day to day.
Sheffield still not back in lineup
(8/11/2009) Mets OF Gary Sheffield did not start Monday, a day after manager Jerry Manuel said he likely would start against Arizona left-hander Doug Davis. He ended up going 0 for 1 as a pinch hitter, but he has not played since last Wednesday because of a lingering hamstring injury. "There's where it gets a little frustrating," Sheffield said. "I'm ready to go. Am I going to walk off the field? I don't know."
Sheff expected to start Monday
(8/10/2009) From The Sports Xchange: LF Gary Sheffield, who has been out since complaining of right hamstring tightness Wednesday, is scheduled to return to the starting lineup Monday at Arizona, manager Jerry Manuel said. Cory Sullivan started in left field on Sunday and went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
Sheffield still sitting out
(8/9/2009) Mets OF Gary Sheffield remained out of the Mets lineup on Sunday against the Padres as he continues to deal with a hamstring injury that he aggravated on Wednesday. He is questionable for the team's upcoming series at Arizona.
Sheffield on the bench once again
(8/8/2009) Second baseman Luis Castillo and outfielder Gary Sheffield have not sufficiently recovered from their injuries to return to the Mets starting lineup. Castillo remained out with the sprained left ankle he suffered during Tuesday night's game against St. Louis. But manager Jerry Manuel said the injury has healed enough to where Castillo would start on Sunday in the finale of the four-game series against the Padres. Sheffield, however, has been unable to play since aggravating a hamstring injury Wednesday against St. Louis. "He is getting better but not quite where we feel comfortable in playing him," Manuel said.
(8/7/2009) Injuries kept second baseman Luis Castillo and outfielder Gary Sheffield out of the Mets starting lineup on Friday night. Sheffield will take batting practice to determine if he will be available to pinch hit.
Sheffield not surprisingly sits out
(8/7/2009) Mets DH Gary Sheffield did not play in Thursday's game at San Diego after tweaking his hamstring again on Wednesday. He did take batting practice before the game but is considered questionable for the remainder of the weekend series with the Padres.
Sheffield leaves due to hammy again
(8/5/2009) Left fielder Gary Sheffield, just off the DL last weekend, aggravated a hamstring injury while rounding first base after a sixth-inning hit Wednesday and came out of the game to avoid a setback. "Not bad at all," Sheffield said. "Now we have to get to a point where we have to check my electrolytes and find out really why I'm cramping up like this."
Sheffield leaves due to hammy again
(8/5/2009)Gary Sheffield (hamstring) stung one to the gap for a would-be extra-base hit Wednesday, but he pulled up lame around first and had to leave the game. He tweaked his hamstring that had landed him on the DL previously.
Sheff gets first RBI since return
(8/5/2009) Mets OF Gary Sheffield, making his third start since returning from a strained right hamstring, went 2 for 4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored Tuesday against the Cardinals.
Sheffield activated as pinch hitter
(8/2/2009)Gary Sheffield was activated from the disabled list Sunday but the Mets outfielder was left out of the starting lineup against Arizona right-hander Jon Garland. New York manager Jerry Manuel said Sheffield would be his top pinch hitter off the bench and there was a good chance he would start in the series finale Monday night. "I like Gary in those night games," Manuel said. "He's still our leading home run hitter, so we've got to get him in there."
Sheffield expected back on Sunday
(8/2/2009)Gary Sheffield, who leads the Mets with 10 home runs, is set to come off the disabled list before Sunday's game against Arizona. He has been out since July 18 with a strained right hamstring. To make room for Sheffield, New York designated third-string catcher Robinson Cancel for assignment after Saturday night's 9-6 victory. Cancel was called up from Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday because Brian Schneider was ailing.
Sheffield expected back this weekend
(7/30/2009)The New York Times reports that Mets manager Jerry Manuel expects injured OF Gary Sheffield (hamstring) to come off the disabled list when he is eligible to on Saturday against the Diamondbacks.
(7/24/2009) Mets manager Jerry Manuel said OF Gary Sheffield's sore right hamstring would be re-evaluated Saturday. Sheffield left last Friday's game against Atlanta with the injury and ran before Friday's game in Houston.
Sheffield still sitting out
(7/22/2009) Mets DH Gary Sheffield (hamstring) did not play on Wednesday against the Nationals. He's day to day with a hamstring injury but if he cannot play by Friday, the Mets would consider placing him on the DL.
Sheffield could be DL bound
(7/21/2009) Mets DH Gary Sheffield could go on the disabled list if his injured right hamstring does not improve by Friday, says Mets manager Jerry Manuel to the Newark Star-Ledger. Sheffield did not play on Tuesday against the Nationals. Still, there are no plans for him to get an MRI just yet.
Sheffield misses third straight
(7/20/2009) Mets DH Gary Sheffield missed a third straight game on Monday night against the Nationals with hamstring issues. He may be ready to pinch hit on Tuesday, but won't start, Mets manager Jerry Manuel said.
Sheffield out with cramps again Sunday
(7/19/2009)Gary Sheffield did not start for the second straight game on Sunday against the Braves because of cramping in his right hamstring that began Friday night. He is questionable for the team's upcoming three-game series at Washington which begins on Monday.
Sheffield feeling better Saturday
(7/18/2009)Gary Sheffield says his sore right hamstring feels better and should not keep him out of the New York Mets' lineup very long. Sheffield did not start Saturday's game against the New York Mets. Manager Jerry Manuel said Sheffield might be used as a pinch-hitter. Sheffield left Friday night's game with cramping in the hamstring. He said Saturday that it may have been caused by heat and dehydration, adding the hamstring is still "a little sore."
Sheffield out Saturday due to hammy
(7/18/2009) The Mets lost OF Gary Sheffield to a hamstring injury in the fifth inning Friday at Atlanta. He pulled up and grabbed the back of his right thigh after catching up to a double hit by Yunel Escobar. He dropped the ball and leaned over while center fielder Angel Pagan threw the ball back to the infield. Sheffield declined a ride but walked slowly off the field favoring his right leg. "When I got ready to throw the ball, that's when I felt it grab," he said. Manager Jerry Manuel said Sheffield won't start on Saturday but may be available as a pinch hitter.
Sheffield leaves with leg cramps
(7/17/2009) Mets OF Gary Sheffield left Friday night's game against the Braves because of cramps in his right leg. Sheffield pulled up and grabbed the back of his right thigh after catching up to a double by Yunel Escobar in the fifth inning. Sheffield dropped the ball and leaned over while center fielder Angel Pagan threw the ball back to the infield. Sheffield declined a ride off the field but walked slowly as he favored the right leg.
Sheff cooks up three RBI Sunday
(7/12/2009) Mets OF Gary Sheffield went 2 for 5 with three RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Reds.
Sheffield has multi-hit performance
(7/9/2009) Mets OF Gary Sheffield had two hits on Thursday in an 11-2 loss to the Dodgers. He went 2 for 4 in the game with a double and a single, improving his batting average to .282 on the season.
Sheffield homers in 9th inning
(6/29/2009) The Mets scored three runs in the top of the 9th inning on Monday in a loss to the Brewers. Gary Sheffield drove in two of them with his 10th home run of the season. Sheffield is hitting .290 on the year after going 3 for 5 Monday with three RBI.
Sheffield rejoins lineup Friday
(6/26/2009) Mets outfielder Gary Sheffield (right knee) was back in the lineup for the Subway Series opener against the Yankees Friday. The 40-year-old Sheffield missed a four-game series against St. Louis this week. He took a shot Wednesday behind his knee to relieve inflammation and a fluid buildup in the bursa sac. Sheffield homered leading off the fifth inning for the Mets' first runner against CC Sabathia. It was Sheffield's 508th career home run and ninth this season, giving him sole possession of the team lead.
Sheff gets shot, could return Friday
(6/25/2009)Gary Sheffield had a cortisone shot behind his right knee Wednesday and was held out of the depleted New York Mets' lineup for the third consecutive game. Sheffield had already missed the Mets' first two games of their four-game series against the Cardinals and will likely be out until Friday when they play the Yankees. Manager Jerry Manuel said Sheffield was available to pinch hit but there was no plan to place the slugging outfielder on the Mets' crowded DL.
Sheff going on the shelf?
(6/24/2009) The New York Post reports that Mets OF Gary Sheffield, who was out of the lineup for a second straight game Wednesday, has an inflamed bursa sac in his knee and could be heading to the 15-day DL. WFAN radio station in New York reports that he received a cortisone shot Tuesday and is hoping to return to the lineup by Friday.
Sheffield homers against Orioles
(6/17/2009) Mets DH Gary Sheffield blasted off in the 6th inning against the Orioles on Wednesday in a losing effort. Sheffield hit his eighth home run for a solo shot off Brian Bass. He went 2 for 4 in the game and scored twice. Sheffield is hitting .276 on the year.
Sheffield knee no longer an issue
(6/16/2009) The New York Post reports that Gary Sheffield will continue to play on his sore right knee after an exam by team doctors Sunday at Yankee Stadium showed the 41-year-old slugger didn't need an MRI exam. This came after Sheffield said Saturday he had been bothered by pain behind the knee since late last month and was expecting to have an MRI on Monday.
(6/15/2009) The New York Daily News reports that Mets DH Jerry Manuel plans to keep using Gary Sheffield as the DH in a series at Baltimore that opens Tuesday. Manuel also said Sheffield might not be able to play the outfield once interleague play is over, as his right knee is sore.
Sheffield to get MRI on knee
(6/14/2009) Mets OF Gary Sheffield is going to get an MRI on his sore right knee. Sheffield says his knee has been bothering him for the last couple weeks and he just wants to get it checked out. Sheffield is playing through the injury.
Sheffield homers again Saturday
(6/13/2009) Mets DH Gary Sheffield went 2 for 5 on Saturday in a win over the Yankees with his seventh home run. Sheffield hit career homer No. 506 off Alfredo Aceves with one out in the seventh. He added another RBI single and is batting .261.
Sheffield hits sixth home run
(6/13/2009)Gary Sheffield hit his sixth home run for the Mets on Friday in a 9-8 loss to the Yankees. Sheffield's homer went just inside the left-field foul pole and raised his career total to 505, moving past Eddie Murray into sole possession of 24th place. He went 2 for 5 in the game with two RBI, two runs scored and two strikeouts.
Sheffield playing, but in pain
(6/2/2009) The New York Daily News reports that Mets OF Gary Sheffield is dealing with some pain behind his right knee. The veteran says he will play through the problem.
Sheffield hits fifth home run
(5/26/2009) Mets LF Gary Sheffield went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run on Tuesday in a win over the Nationals. He also walked and is batting .291 on the season.
Sheffield thriving as everyday OF
(5/26/2009) Mets OF Gary Sheffield hit a three-run homer -- his fourth of the season and the 503rd of his major-league career -- Monday against the Nationals. The Nationals disputed the home run, but the umpiring crew reviewed it and upheld it. Sheffield finished 2-for-3 with a walk and is hitting .395 (15-for-38) with two doubles, three homers and nine RBI since taking over as the team's regular cleanup hitter on May 13. "I knew I can DH every day, but playing the outfield is a different story," said Sheffield, who hasn't played more than 21 games in the outfield since 2005.
Sheffield homers in return to lineup
(5/23/2009) Mets OF Gary Sheffield, who didn't start either of the last two games after getting everyday looks for a while, returned to the lineup Friday at Boston and hit his third home run of the season. He finished 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored.
Sheffield gets clutch RBI single
(5/19/2009)Gary Sheffield tied Monday's game at 2-2 with a two-out RBI single off Los Angeles reliever Cory Wade in the eighth.
Sheffield has three-hit game
(5/16/2009) Mets LF Gary Sheffield singled three times and walked in Saturday's win over the Giants. Sheffield got on base four times and scored twice for the Mets. His batting average is .270.
Sheffield to clean up with Delgado out
(5/16/2009) Mets manager Charlie Manuel said he's counting on Gary Sheffield to contribute in the cleanup spot while Carlos Delgado is on the disabled list. That way the skipper can keep Carlos Beltran and David Wright in the third and fifth holes. "That would be the biggest thing for us," Manuel said. "That way those guys can do what they do. We'll continue to play everybody. It's important that everybody plays. It gives us a lot of flexibility."
Sheffield to see more playing time
(5/15/2009)The Sports Xchange reports that Mets OF Gary Sheffield's playing time is about to dramatically increase, according to manager Jerry Manuel. Manuel called the current 10-game road trip an "audition" period to see what Sheffield is capable of producing. Sheffield's power potential is needed with 1B Carlos Delgado sidelined due to right hip discomfort. He went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Thursday's series opener at San Francisco.
Sheffield has another solid game
(5/15/2009) Mets OF Gary Sheffield, who hit his second home run of the season Wednesday, got another start Thursday at San Francisco and went 2-for-4 with a walk, a double, an RBI and two runs scored. He also stole a base for the first time this season.
Sheffield hits second 2009 homer
(5/13/2009) Mets OF Gary Sheffield went 2-for-6 with a home run, two runs scored and two strikeouts, batting cleanup against the Braves. Sheffield has two home runs in 51 at bats.
Sheffield starts to get going?
(5/9/2009) Mets OF Gary Sheffield went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Saturday's game against Pittsburgh. It was his first multi-hit game of the season.
Sheffield has two-RBI triple
(4/28/2009) Mets OF Gary Sheffield had a two-RBI triple in Tuesday's 7-4 loss to the Marlins. The triple was to straightaway centerfield and got over the head of Marlins outfielder Cameron Maybin. Sheffield showed he can still run by legging the hit out to a triple.
Sheffield to play field again Sunday
(4/18/2009) Mets manager Jerry Manuel said Saturday that Gary Sheffield will probably start in RF on Sunday to give him consecutive days in the field.
Sheffield makes history in a pinch
(4/18/2009)Gary Sheffield joined the 500-homer club in a New York Mets 5-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night. At 40 years, 143 days, Sheffield became the fourth-oldest player to hit 500 home runs behind Willie McCovey (40 years, 171 days), Eddie Murray (40, 194) and Ted Williams (41, 291).
Sheffield will make start Wednesday
(4/13/2009) DH Gary Sheffield is slated to get his first Mets start Wednesday night in right field. New York manager Jerry Manuel also said that when Sheffield and Ryan Church play together in the outfield, Sheffield will be in left while Church stays in right. One home run shy of 500, Sheffield pinch hit for SP Matt Pelfrey in the fifth inning Monday against the Padres and grounded into a fielder's choice. He ended up scoring a run.
Sheffield just looking in Mets debut
(4/9/2009)Gary Sheffield, who signed a one-year deal with the Mets on Friday, made his first plate appearance of the season Thursday in the ninth against Reds closer Francisco Cordero and took a called third strike.
Sheffield preps for Mets debut
(4/8/2009) Mets OF Gary Sheffield worked in the outfield before Wednesday's game against the Reds, getting ready to play eventually. Sheffield, who was Detroit's DH, was released last week and signed a one-year deal with the Mets. Manager Jerry Manuel said he could play as soon as this weekend against the Marlins. "We're just trying to get him into outfield shape more than anything else," Manuel said.
Sheffield won't play OF in first series
(4/4/2009)Newsday reports that Mets OF Gary Sheffield won't play the outfield in the team's opening series against the Cincinnati Reds.
Physical last hurdle for Sheff, Mets
(4/3/2009)Gary Sheffield plans to go for No. 500 with the New York Mets. One home run shy of the milestone, Sheffield reached a contract agreement with New York on Friday, three days after he was released by the Detroit Tigers in a surprising move. Just hours before opening their beaming new ballpark Friday night with an exhibition game against Boston, the Mets made another splash by acquiring the outspoken Sheffield. He is expected to be in New York on Saturday and the deal is contingent on him passing a physical, general manager Omar Minaya said. "Gary gives us another element in the lineup and he gives us a different intensity, just because of the competitive guy that he is," Minaya said at Citi Field. The 40-year-old slugger provides the Mets with a right-handed power bat, something they need to help balance the batting order. But his role on the team will be tricky: New York was already set at the corner outfield spots with Ryan Church in right and Daniel Murphy in left - both left-handed hitters.
Sheffield officially a Met
(4/3/2009) YES Network reports that the Mets have officially signed OF Gary Sheffield. The veteran will provide a quality bat off the bench and some insurance for Ryan Church in right field.
Mets closing in on Sheffield
(4/3/2009) The New York Post reports that the Mets are very close to signing OF Gary Sheffield. The veteran would provide a quality bat off the bench and some insurance for Ryan Church in right field.
(4/2/2009) The Cincinnati Reds have an interest in free agent Gary Sheffield, but only if he will accept a limited role. Manager Dusty Baker says Thursday that he plans to talk to Sheffield, whom he has known for many years. Baker acknowledged the 40-year-old outfielder would have to accept a limited role with the Reds, who are set in the outfield. Sheffield could pinch-hit and be a fill-in at first base and in the outfield with Cincinnati. The Philadelphia Phillies are among the teams who have expressed an interest in Sheffield. The Detroit Tigers released him Tuesday after he batted only .178 in spring training.
Phillies call Sheffield's agent
(3/31/2009)Gary Sheffield's next home run will be his 500th in the major leagues. The question is: What uniform will he be wearing when he hits it? The Detroit Tigers released the nine-time All-Star on Tuesday, leaving him without a team as he closes in on becoming the 25th player to reach the milestone. The World Series champion Philadelphia Phillies, however, quickly called the slugger to see if there was a fit. Sheffield left Tigers camp as the rest of his former teammates were reporting for an afternoon game against the Washington Nationals. "I wouldn't say I'm shocked, but I am surprised," Sheffield toldThe Oakland Press of Pontiac. "To do this when somebody is one home run away ... I don't know how to react to it." Philadelphia general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said the team talked to Sheffield and his agent. Raul Ibanez, Shane Victorino and Jayson Werth start in the outfield, and the Phillies aren't sure whether Sheffield would agree to be a backup. "We do not have a gauge," Amaro said. "We had a private conversation and we'll keep it private."
Tigers release DH Sheffield
(3/31/2009) The Tigers have released nine-time All-Star Gary Sheffield, who is one home run away from 500 for his career. Detroit parted ways with the DH on Tuesday after a disappointing stay with the Tigers. The team was hopeful Sheffield would be a powerful presence at the plate in the final season of the $28 million, two-year contract extension it gave him after acquiring him from the Yankees for prospects. But he failed to deliver in large part because he often was injured. The move comes a day after the Tigers acquired outfielder Josh Anderson from Atlanta, forcing the team to make some tough decisions about its roster a week ahead of opening the season in Toronto. Sheffield hit .178 in 18 games this spring.
Sheffield steals base Monday
(3/16/2009) Tigers DH Gary Sheffield went 1-for-2 on Monday against the Cardinals and even stole a base. The 40-year-old also walked twice and is batting .240 on the spring in 25 at bats.
Sheffield goes long twice off Yanks
(3/11/2009) Detroit DH Gary Sheffield hit two home runs in a spring game against the Yankees on Wednesday. The 40-year-old Sheffield, who needs one regular-season home run to reach 500, was 1-for-16 this spring training. He homered off of CC Sabathia in the second then went deep again in the fourth off of Alfredo Aceves.
Sheffield not looking any better
(3/8/2009) Tigers DH Gary Sheffield, coming off a season in which he hit only .225 with 19 home runs, went 0-for-3 Sunday against the Yankees and is now batting .063 (1-for-16) so far this spring.
Sheffield makes spring debut
(2/27/2009) Tigers DH Gary Sheffield made his spring debut on Friday against the Blue Jays. He went 1-for-2 with a walk in the game. He had been held out until Friday because he was hit by a pitch in batting practice on Tuesday.
Sheffield likely to return Friday
(2/25/2009) Tigers DH Gary Sheffield was kept out of the lineup Wednesday against the Braves after being hit in the left elbow during batting practice on Tuesday. Manager Jim Leyland said Sheffield could have played Wednesday, but he decided to give him two days off before he suits up on Friday against Toronto in Dunedin.
Sheffield held out of opener
(2/25/2009) Tigers DH Gary Sheffield was held out of Wednesday's spring opener with a minor elbow injury he sustained Tuesday when he was plunked in batting practice.
Sheff wants to stay under the radar
(2/17/2009)Gary Sheffield is trying something new as he enters his 21st season in the majors: He wants to cut back on controversial remarks. "After a while, you just get tired of the rhetoric," Sheffield said Tuesday before joining the Tigers for their first full-squad workout. Can Sheffield keep up his new approach? "I hope so," he said, smiling and laughing. A year ago, Sheffield called his former agent, Scott Boras, a "bad person" and said he would have more to say when their dispute was settled. An arbitrator decided in October that Sheffield owed Boras $550,000 for eliminating a 2004 option that allowed him to become a free agent, but the slugger declined comment. "Anything personally, I'm not even getting involved with it," Sheffield said.
Sheffield back with a bang or two
(9/27/2008) Tigers DH Gary Sheffield, fresh off a four-game suspension, went 3-for-4 with two solo home runs Friday against the Rays, giving him 19 on the season.
Sheff serving four-game suspension
(9/22/2008) Cleveland pitcher Fausto Carmona was suspended six games and Detroit slugger Gary Sheffield was penalized four games Monday for their brawl last week. Indians catcher Victor Martinez and infielder Asdrubal Cabrera were suspended for three games each and fined an undisclosed amount. Sheffield will not appeal, and will sit out Monday night when Kansas City visits Detroit. The DH needs three homers to reach 500, but said he didn't consider contesting the penalty to give himself a better chance to do it this year. "I didn't even think about that," he said. "We're not going to be in the playoffs, so it is best to get it over and have a clean slate next year." It was not immediately known whether Carmona, Martinez and Cabrera would appeal. Carmona and Martinez were scheduled to begin serving their suspensions Monday night when the Indians play at Boston, and Cabrera's penalty was set to start Thursday.
Sheffield picks up a rare two hits
(9/21/2008) Tigers DH Gary Sheffield went 2-for-4 with a double Saturday at Cleveland. He had gone 1-for-9 in three games since his last extra-base hit, which was a homer.
Sheff just loves Mondays!
(9/16/2008)Gary Sheffield hit his 497th career homer for Detroit on Monday. Sheffield lined a three-run blast in the fourth off Josh Rupe, his 17th of the season to make it 4-0. Sheffield is 25th on the career home run list, seven behind No. 24 Eddie Murray. With three RBI, Sheffield has 1,629, moving one past Harold Baines and into 27th place on the career list.
Sheff has another huge Monday
(9/9/2008)Gary Sheffield hit two home runs, including a grand slam, in 14-8 victory Monday over the Oakland.
Sheff up to 25th on all-time HR list
(9/2/2008)Gary Sheffield's 494th homer Monday moved him past Lou Gehrig and Fred McGriff for 25th on baseball's all-time list.
Sheffield back to doing nothing
(8/29/2008) Tigers DH Gary Sheffield went 1-for-4 with an RBI on Friday against the Royals. The hit was his first in five games -- a span of 13 at-bats.
Sheffield hits homer, goes 3-for-5
(8/19/2008) Tigers DH Gary Sheffield moved into familiar company with career homer No. 493. Sheffield went 3-for-5, scored two runs and tied Lou Gehrig and Fred McGriff for 25th on the career home run list. Sheffield and McGriff were teammates with the Padres in 1992-93 when Sheffield was in his mid-20s. Sheffield, who also played for the Yankees for three seasons, said the homer was a tribute to McGriff. "It feels good, but it's hard to explain," Sheffield said. "It's more about McGriff than anybody else. I know I always looked at and admired him most."
Sheffield doesn't expect trade
(8/13/2008)Gary Sheffield isn't worried about any waivers. The Detroit slugger shrugged off reports the Tigers had put him on waivers, a move that could lead to a trade. "I don't pay attention to it -- I've been on waivers plenty of times," he said Wednesday. Sheffield said he wasn't hoping or expecting to be traded. "I haven't thought about anything other than being here," he said. His lawyer, Rufus Williams, confirmed Sheffield hasn't asked to be dealt. "There was not a request to be traded," Williams said. "I don't think anyone should read too much into this. We certainly are not."
Upset Sheffield hits two home runs
(8/12/2008) Tigers DH Gary Sheffield, who said Monday that he feels like he's in a platoon situation in Detroit and doesn't think he should always have to play designated hitter, went 2-for-4 with two home runs Tuesday against the Blue Jays. After a pre-game report said he had been placed on waivers, Sheffield didn't speak to reporters after the game. "Not today," he said when reporters approached his locker.
Sheffield upset with DH role
(8/11/2008)Gary Sheffield and Jim Leyland might just have to agree to disagree. Sheffield said he wants to play every day and the nine-time All-Star feels he's in a platoon for the Detroit Tigers. He also said he doesn't think he should be solely a designated hitter. Leyland said he's "flabbergasted" by Sheffield's comments, which were published in a Boston Globe story and repeated Monday, because shoulder injuries have limited his playing time and accepting his role as a DH was a condition of being acquired. Shortly after losing to St. Louis in the 2006 World Series, Detroit traded prospects to the New York Yankees for the slugger. "I told him that all I had here for him was a DH. If he did not want to accept that, do not accept the trade," Leyland recalled. "I'm still confused by the article because it talks about 'platoon doesn't set well.' Gary Sheffield never platooned here."
Sheff snaps funk with another HR
(8/10/2008)Gary Sheffield hit his 490th home run in the Tigers' 10-2 win Saturday over the Athletics.
Sheffield takes a step back
(8/9/2008)The Sports Xchange notes that Gary Sheffield had been swinging a better bat lately, but Friday night marked a step backward. Sheffield grounded into two double plays in an 0-for-4 night. He took a .310 batting average from a three-city road trip in which he batted 29 times, but couldn't get a key hit Friday. "Not that he's on fire, because he's not," manager Jim Leyland said, "but he's doing better. He's still not the Sheffield that we know, but what he's done lately could be a good sign."
Sheffield gets a planned day off
(8/8/2008)The Sports Xchange notes that Gary Sheffield wasn't in the lineup Thursday night, as his manager had told him he would not be. He was expected to DH again Friday night in Detroit.
Sheff at least cooking up RBI
(8/7/2008) DH Gary Sheffield produced the Tigers' only run with a single to deep center in the seventh inning Wednesday. It was another RBI for Sheffield, who isn't hitting a whole lot but continues to drive in runs on a regular basis.
(8/3/2008) Tigers DH Gary Sheffield smacked his 489th homer in Sunday's loss to the Rays. Sheffield, with 1,607 RBI, is now two away from tying Goose Goslin for 28th place on the career list.
Sheffield pops another solo homer
(7/27/2008)Gary Sheffield gave Detroit a 1-0 lead with his two-out homer in the second Saturday. He drove John Danks' 0-2 pitch over the fence in left-center for his eighth home run of the season and 488th of his career.
Sheff showing more life of late
(7/22/2008)Gary Sheffield's three RBI on Monday bring his career total to 1,599, passing Royals Hall of Famer George Brett, who had 1,596, and tying him with Nap Lajoie for 29th on the all-time list.
Sheff cooks up three walks, steal
(7/21/2008) Tigers DH Gary Sheffield drew three walks Sunday in a 5-1 win over the Orioles. He also stole his fifth base of the season.
Sheffield has three hits Saturday
(7/19/2008) Tigers fans got a good sign on Saturday vs. the Orioles. Designated hitter Gary Sheffield had three hits in five ABs. He doubled and scored twice.
Sheffield homers for Tigers Thurs.
(7/17/2008) Looks like the All-Star Break may have done Gary Sheffield some good. Sheff started the second half of the season Thursday starting against the Baltimore Orioles. He went 1-for-3 and blasted his sixth home run of the season, a two-run shot. He also walked in the game.
Sheffield nothing special in July
(7/12/2008) Tigers DH Gary Sheffield went 0-for-4 Friday against the Twins and is hitting only .200 (6-for-30) in July.
Sheffield bops pair of singles
(7/4/2008) Tigers DH Gary Sheffield had two singles, one run and one RBI in four at-bats Thursday against the Mariners. He also walked once. Sheffield is 6-for-16 (.375) with two RBI in his last four games.
Sheffield continues power surge
(6/26/2008) Tigers DH Gary Sheffield went 1-for-4 with a solo home run that tied the game in the bottom of the ninth Thursday against St. Louis. It was Sheffield's third home run in his last seven games. He has eight RBI during that span.
Sheffield apparently enjoyed rest
(6/26/2008) Tigers DH Gary Sheffield went 4-for-5 with the game-winning RBI single in Wednesday's win over the Cardinals. Sheffield is now 5-for-9 with a homer and three RBI in two games since coming off the DL.
Sheffield hits homer right off DL
(6/25/2008) In his first game off the disabled list, Gary Sheffield (oblique) hit a two-run shot to left field in the seventh inning Tuesday against the Cardinals to pull the Tigers within four runs and end Looper's night. "Hopefully, we can get him on a roll," manager Jim Leyland said. The homer was Sheffield's only hit in four at-bats.
Sheffield comes off DL, Larish down
(6/24/2008) Tigers DH Gary Sheffield was brought off the 15-day DL on Tuesday, and 1B Jeff Larish was optioned to Triple-A to make room for the veteran.
Sheffield not ready to return
(6/20/2008) According to the Sports Xchange, Tigers DH Gary Sheffield (left oblique strain) doesn't appear to be ready to rejoin the Tigers. He went 0-for-2 Thursday in the fourth game of his rehab assignment at Class A Lakeland and is just 1-for-10 with five walks. His only hit is a home run.
Sheffield homers in rehab game
(6/18/2008)The Sports Xchange reports that Gary Sheffield homered in the second game of his rehab assignment for Class A Lakeland. He is 1-for-4 with three walks in the two games. Sheffield has been on the disabled list with a strained left oblique muscle since May 27.
Sheffield starts for Class A
(6/17/2008) Injured Tigers DH Gary Sheffield (oblique, shoulder) began a rehab assignment with Class A Lakeland Monday. He was hitless in two at-bats with one walk and one run before being replaced in the lineup.
Sheffield to start rehab Monday
(6/15/2008) Tigers DH Gary Sheffield, sidelined with an oblique strain and shoulder problems, is scheduled to start a rehab assignment with Class A Lakeland on Monday.
Sheffield to take batting practice
(6/10/2008) Detroit DH Gary Sheffield (oblique) is expected to take batting practice Tuesday. He went on the 15-day DL on May 27.
Sheffield placed on 15-day DL
(5/27/2008) The Detroit Tigers placed Gary Sheffield on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with an oblique strain on his left side. Sheffield, who started Monday night's game as the designated hitter, was injured running out a grounder to shortstop in the third inning. He slowed up halfway down the line, grabbing his side, and was replaced by a pinch-hitter the next time he was due to bat in the sixth. The Tigers recalled first baseman Jeff Larish from Triple-A Toledo to take Sheffield's place on the roster.
Sheffield leaves with muscle spasm
(5/27/2008) Detroit DH Gary Sheffield left the game after feeling a muscle spasm in his left side when he grounded out in the third inning. "He's going to be evaluated further," Leyland said. "I would doubt he would play tomorrow. But how serious it is, I'm not sure yet." Ryan Raburn came on in the sixth to pinch-hit for Sheffield and remained in the game as the DH.
Sheff, Polanco help awaken Tigers
(5/25/2008)Gary Sheffield had a two-run single in the fifth and finished with his first three-RBI game of the season. Placido Polanco was 4-for-5 and scored four times. Magglio Ordonez also scored four times to match a career high. "They have a lineup that will kill you if you don't throw strikes," Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire said. "They sure showed us that tonight."
Sheffield goes down and gets one
(5/24/2008)The Sports Xchange notes that Gary Sheffield ripped a solo home run Friday against Minnesota. Sheffield went down and got a fastball for his home run. It was his only hit of the game, though, and he continues to be an on-and-off hitter.
Sheffield collects three hits
(5/22/2008)Gary Sheffield had three hits Thursday afternoon against Seattle to raise his batting average to .202 for the Tigers. He went 3-for-4 with two singles and a double.
Sheffield booed as average drops again
(5/21/2008) Detroit DH Gary Sheffield went 0-for-5 Tuesday to drop his batting average to .180 and was booed. "It's not going to affect the way I prepare," Sheffield said.
Sheffield starts in LF again
(5/17/2008)Gary Sheffield's move to DH was interrupted after just one game, courtesy of NL rules. Sheffield, who has battled a sore right shoulder all season, started in left field Friday for Detroit and played six innings before taking the rest of the night off at Arizona.
Sheffield done playing the field
(5/15/2008)The Sports Xchange reports that manager Jim Leyland held Sheffield out of the lineup Wednesday night at Kansas City and said when Sheffield returns Thursday it will be as Detroit's designated hitter. And that's how it will remain, with one interleague exception. "With the physical considerations and trying to get the bat going, the longer I think about, it doesn't make sense (to play Sheffield out there)," Leyland said. However, Leyland will have Sheffield in left field for one of the three interleague contests in Arizona this weekend.
(5/14/2008) Tigers LF Gary Sheffield drew his 1,400th career walk in the eighth Tuesday. He is the 26th player in big league history to reach that plateau.
Sheffield enjoying time in outfield
(5/12/2008)The Sports Xchange reports that Tigers OF/DH Gary Sheffield is benefiting from moving out of the DH role and to left field for Detroit. Sheffield, switched from third to sixth in the batting order when the move to the playing field was made, has reached base safely in three of five games played since while batting .333 with two doubles and three RBIs. "I feel more like a baseball player, being in the game, getting a sweat going," Sheffield said. "I feel better when I'm in tune with the game." "He's done fine," manager Jim Leyland said. "He's swinging the bat a lot better, gotten some nice RBIs. I don't think he's out of the woods yet, but he looks a lot better. Is that because he's in left field? I don't know. But he looks better." Sheffield recently passed Al Kaline on the all-time RBI list with 1,584 and is currently tied for 33rd place with Rogers Hornsby and Harmon Killebrew.
Sheffield climbs up RBI list
(5/10/2008)Gary Sheffield's RBI Saturday against the Yankees was the 1,584th of his career, moving past Al Kaline and into a tie with Harmon Killebrew and Rogers Hornsby for 33rd place. Sheffield started at DH and went 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout. He has a hit in three straight games.
Sheffield knocks in a run
(5/10/2008)Gary Sheffield went 1-for-4 with an RBI double and a strikeout against the Yankees on Friday.
(5/6/2008)The Sports Xchange reports that Tigers DH Gary Sheffield is returning to the outfield and will patrol left field. Sheffield was switched with No. 6 hitter Carlos Guillen in the batting order Monday, a move that probably will be scuttled if Sheffield starts hitting with his old authority. "I'm a better baseball player than I am a DH," Sheffield said. "(DH) isn't me. It doesn't fit my personality. I'm a guy who likes to be in the middle of the action." Last year, Sheffield got hurt playing right field, injuring his right shoulder in a collision with 2B Placido Polanco. "Your job as a manager is to get the best out of your players," manager Jim Leyland said. "Is this going to turn him around and get him to start hitting? I don't know. I'm not that smart. But it's something we're going to try and see if it pays any dividends."
Sheffield on base with three walks
(5/6/2008) Tigers DH Gary Sheffield went hitless Monday against the Red Sox, but he did walk three times and scored a run, finishing 0-for-1. He started in left field, asking to return to the outfield with the demotion of Jacque Jones because he didn't feel comfortable as the DH.
Sheffield to take Sunday off
(5/3/2008) Tigers manager Jim Leyland said he planned to give DH Gary Sheffield the day off Sunday at Minnesota. He also plans to rest Ivan Rodriguez one day, but said he hadn't decided between Saturday or Sunday.
Sign of breakout? Sheffield homers
(4/30/2008) Tigers DH Gary Sheffield, in an awful slump to begin the season with a .159 batting average through 18 games, drove a 2-2 delivery from SP Phil Hughes over the left-field fence in the third inning Tuesday at the Yankees -- his first since April 15. He finished 1-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts.
Leyland stands by slumping Sheff
(4/28/2008) Tigers DH Gary Sheffield went 0-for-4 with two more strikeouts Sunday against the Angels, but his manager continued to stand by him before the game, according to MLB.com. Jim Leyland believes Sheffield will start hitting and insists he should remain in the No. 3 spot. He says all the treatment on his surgically repaired shoulder has no doubt slowed him in the early going. "The guy's had three shots in the last two weeks. We don't know yet if we're seeing the real Gary Sheffield at all," Leyland said. "We don't know if he'll be effective at all. We're going to find out."
Sheffield hitless in return Friday
(4/25/2008) Tigers DH Gary Sheffield, who missed five games because of a sore shoulder, returned to the lineup Friday against the Angels. He went 0-for-3 with a walk.
Sheff may be able to return Friday
(4/23/2008) Tigers DH Gary Sheffield, who had missed the past three games because of a sore shoulder, could be back in the lineup Friday.
Sheffield takes cortisone shot
(4/23/2008) MLB.com reports that Gary Sheffield (shoulder) has a slight chance of playing Wednesday against the Rangers after taking cortisone shots in both his shoulders Tuesday.
Sheffield idle for third straight
(4/22/2008) Tigers DH Gary Sheffield (shoulder) missed Tuesday's game against the Rangers. He has sat out the last three games and remains questionable for Wednesday's contest against Texas.
Sheffield to get shoulder checked
(4/20/2008) Detroit was without DH Gary Sheffield (sore shoulder) and second baseman Placido Polanco (stiff back). Manager Jimmy Leyland said Sheffield will not play Monday. Sheffield, who had offseason surgery to repair a tear in his shoulder, said he plans to visit a doctor once the team returns to Detroit. Sheffield had surgery last October to repair a tear in his shoulder. He also had surgery on the same shoulder in 1995. Sheffield believes scar tissue from the surgery is limiting his range of motion. "I want to get it looked at," Sheffield said. "I want to make sure I know what's going on, how much scar tissue I really need to break up. ... Obviously I can't throw a baseball right now and can't really reach across my body."
Sheffield needs visit with doctor
(4/20/2008) Tigers DH Gary Sheffield was held out of the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays because of soreness in his surgically repaired right shoulder. He will visit a doctor once the team returns to Detroit after a four-game series in Toronto that concludes Monday. Sheffield had surgery last October to repair a tear in his shoulder. He also had surgery on the same shoulder in 1995. Sheffield believes scar tissue from the surgery is limiting his range of motion. "I want to get it looked at," Sheffield said. "I want to make sure I know what's going on, how much scar tissue I really need to break up. ... Obviously I can't throw a baseball right now and can't really reach across my body."
Sheffield finally clobbers HR
(4/15/2008) Tigers DH Gary Sheffield finally hit his first home run of the 2008 season when he cranked a solo shot off Twins SP Scott Baker in the first inning of Tuesday's game. Sheffield was retired in his final three at-bats, but still extended his hitting streak to three games (4-for-13).
Sheff's shoulder is a bother
(4/13/2008) MLB.com reports Tigers DH Gary Sheffield continues to play through a right ring finger injury suffered opening week, and while most people have forgotten about his surgically repaired shoulder, the slugging veteran has not. Although he typically doesn't talk about his shoulder, Sheffield admitted Sunday it has affected him. Like a pitcher going through rehab, Sheffield admits he has good days and bad days with his shoulder. But unlike a pitcher who can rest, Sheffield has to strengthen it while he plays. "When it bothers you, it bothers you," Sheffield said. "There's no way around it. I'm not going to sit here and lie to you and say that it doesn't. It does. But what can you do about it? Just try to work through it."
Sheffield back in the lineup
(4/12/2008) Tigers DH Gary Sheffield was out of the lineup Friday at the White Sox with a sore finger, but he was back in the lineup Saturday.
Sheffield sits with a sore finger
(4/12/2008) Tigers DH Gary Sheffield was out of the lineup Friday at the White Sox with a sore finger. He tore a tendon in the finger last week.
Sheffield back in lineup, singles
(4/7/2008) Tigers DH Gary Sheffield, who missed two games with a torn tendon on a finger on his left hand, returned to the lineup Sunday against the White Sox. He batted third, went 1-for-3 and walked. The single was only his second hit of the season.
Good chance Sheffield back Sunday
(4/5/2008) Tigers manager Jim Leyland said DH Gary Sheffield, who has missed two games with a torn tendon on a finger on his left hand, swung the bat on Saturday and felt good. The manager said there was a good chance that Sheffield would be back in the lineup for Sunday night's game.
Sheffield takes a seat Friday
(4/4/2008)Miguel Cabrera was in the Detroit Tigers' lineup as the designated hitter against the Chicago White Sox on Friday, one day after missing a 4-1 loss to Kansas City because of left quadriceps soreness. Gary Sheffield was out of the lineup after tearing a tendon near the top of one of his fingers sliding headfirst into second trying to stretch a single Thursday. Tigers manager Jim Leyland said Sheffield should be able to play when the swelling on his finger subsides. "That's not supposed to be something that affects him gripping the bat," Leyland said.
Sheffield has torn finger tendon
(4/3/2008)Gary Sheffield tore a tendon in his ring finger in Detroit's 4-1 loss to Kansas City on Thursday, trying unsuccessfully to stretch a single into a double in the eighth inning. "He would have not been able to hit if we came around to him in the ninth," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. "I don't know how serious it was, but he couldn't bend it." Sheffield said he would try to play through the injury, but he wouldn't know his status until the swelling subsided.
Sheffield draws four walks
(3/31/2008) Tigers DH Gary Sheffield recorded just one at-bat during Monday's opener against the Royals, but trotted to the plate five times. Sheffield had a very keen eye Monday as he drew four walks. He also picked up his first RBI of the season.
(3/23/2008) Tigers DH Gary Sheffield went 1-for-4 with his third home run of the spring -- a two-run shot -- Sunday against the Indians. He's batting .194.
Sheffield cranks first homer
(3/13/2008)Gary Sheffield hit his first homer of the Grapefruit League season for the Tigers during Thursday's spring game against the Braves. That improves his spring batting average to .100. He entered the game with one hit in 18 at-bats and went 1-for-2 with two RBI and two walks Thursday.
Sheffield hitless in three ABs
(3/11/2008) Tigers DH Gary Sheffield (leg) was back in the lineup Tuesday against the Reds after missing four spring games. He was hitless in three at-bats and left two runners on base. Sheffield doesn't have a hit in 14 at-bats this spring.
Sheffield should return Tuesday
(3/9/2008) Tigers DH Gary Sheffield missed his third straight spring training game with leg cramps Sunday against the Pirates but is expected to return to the lineup Tuesday against the Reds. Manager Jim Leyland said he sensed Sheffield was capable of playing Sunday, but decided two more days off couldn't hurt. "I'd be worried more if he was the shortstop, where you've got to play, take groundballs, make the double play," Leyland said. "He's probably not going to play the outfield to start with. If he's able to hit to start with, that's good enough for right now. I'm not worried about him. He could hit on Christmas Day."
Sheff struggling to get at-bats
(3/7/2008) According to MLB.com, Tigers manager Jim Leyland is worried about the number of at-bats DH Gary Sheffield has missed and will continue to miss in spring training. He didn't play Friday and might also sit Saturday with leg cramps, which might have developed as a result of the sore hamstring that limited him last week.
Sheffield likely to debut Sunday
(3/1/2008) Tigers DH Gary Sheffield rejoined his Detroit teammates Saturday after several days of legal entanglements with Scott Boras, his former agent. He likely will make his spring debut Sunday as the designated hitter.
Sheffield to miss spring games
(2/25/2008) The Detroit Free Press reports that Gary Sheffield will miss an undetermined number of exhibition games this week, so he can attend hearings concerning his dispute with former agent Scott Boras. "When you don't see me," he said, "you'll know where I'm at." He missed four days of camp last March for the same case, and he said the interruption didn't contribute to his early-season slump. "Scott Boras could never dictate how I hit," Sheffield said.
Sheffield swings "pain-free"
(2/13/2008) The Detroit Free Press reports that Gary Sheffield said he is swinging the bat "pain-free" Wednesday. The Tigers were an offensive juggernaut when he was healthy last season, but he injured his shoulder on the third weekend of July and the team slowed down at the plate. "The doctor looked at me after the surgery," Sheffield said, "and told me, 'I don't know how you played with this. You had a lot more damage in there than we anticipated. For you to play like that, I'm just amazed that you even swung the bat.' "
Sheffield goes under the knife
(10/8/2007) Tigers designated hitter Gary Sheffield had shoulder surgery Monday and is expected to recover in time for the start of spring training. The operation to repair a tear in his right shoulder was done in Miami. The 38-year-old slugger also had surgery on the shoulder in 1995. The shoulder will be supported by a sling for a month before he begins rehabilitation.
Sheffield set for shoulder surgery
(10/4/2007) Tigers designated hitter Gary Sheffield will have shoulder surgery Monday but is expected to be ready for the start of spring training. Sheffield was examined Thursday in Miami, where it was decided surgery was necessary. He has had surgery on the shoulder twice, most recently in 1995.
Sheffield done for the season
(9/29/2007) Tigers manager Jim Leyland will shut down Gary Sheffield for the final two games of the season. Sheffield is banged up with a shoulder injury.
Leyland expects strong Sheff in '08
(9/22/2007) Tigers manager Jim Leyland said that he expects DH Gary Sheffield to be in top shape for spring training 2008 despite a nagging shoulder injury. "He's going to make the adjustments that he needs to make in order to be ready," he said. "I expect him to be as strong as a bull."
Sheffield makes adjustments
(9/20/2007)The Sports Xchange notes: DH Gary Sheffield is obviously operating at less than peak efficiency. He's made some adjustments in his swing to compensate for his sore right shoulder, but it's something he has to do to at least help on a limited basis. Sheffield showed a little flash of what he can do in the eighth when he singled to left center off an outside breaking ball. He went 1-for-3 against Cleveland Wednesday.
Sheffield joins elite club
(9/13/2007) Detroit has three players -- Curtis Granderson, Magglio Ordonez and Gary Sheffield -- with at least 100 runs for the first time since 1961, when Al Kaline, Norm Cash and Rocky Colavito surpassed the mark.
Sheffield rests, then plays
(9/12/2007) Gary Sheffield, who is battling soreness in his right shoulder and a sinus infection, did not play in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Tuesday against the Rangers. He played in the second game and was 1-for-2 with a run scored, walk, RBI (72) and strikeout.
Sheff-Granderson a dynamic combo
(9/11/2007) OF Curtis Granderson and DH Gary Sheffield are only the third pair of Tigers teammates to hit 20 homers and steal 20 bases during a season. Alan Trammell and Kirk Gibson accomplished the feat during the 1986 and '87 seasons.
Tigers bring Sheffield off DL
(9/6/2007) The Tigers activated outfielder Gary Sheffield (recurring right shoulder soreness) from the 15-day DL on Thursday. In his first game since Aug. 21, he went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts, but launched two foul balls into the third deck in left field. "Those are both home runs if I can just keep them in the field," he said. "My timing is still a little off."
Sheffield says he'll be ready
(9/5/2007) Detroit DH Gary Sheffield, on the 15-day disabled list because of a troublesome right shoulder that has bothered him since late July, said he should be ready to play when he is scheduled to come off the DL on Thursday in the series finale against the White Sox.
Sheffield's return still in doubt
(9/2/2007) On Sunday, Gary Sheffield was continuing to rehab his injured right shoulder that landed him on the disabled list on Aug. 22. Manager Jim Leyland wasn't sure whether Sheffield would be ready to be activated Thursday when he's eligible.
Tigers forced to DL Sheffield
(8/27/2007) The Tigers placed OF/DH Gary Sheffield on the 15-day DL retroactive to August 22 with a sore right shoulder and recalled the contract of OF Timo Perez from Triple A-Toledo.
Sheffield unlikely over weekend
(8/24/2007) Tigers DH Gary Sheffield (shoulder) missed his second straight game and doesn't plan on facing one of his former teams, the New York Yankees, this weekend.
Sheffield out entire homestand
(8/22/2007) Gary Sheffield will be out of the Tigers' lineup for a while because of a sore right shoulder that has bothered him for more than a month. "It's too bad to play with right now," Sheffield said Wednesday. "It's more inflamed than it's ever been. I've gotten the last cortisone (shot) I could get. Sept. 1 is just around the corner. If not, I go on the DL." The slugger said he would be out for at least for the remainder of the team's current homestand, which ends Monday night. That means Sheffield will miss the upcoming four-game series against the New York Yankees, which begins Friday. Sheffield played for the Yankees the previous three seasons.
Sheff on pace for career-high SBs
(8/20/2007) DH Gary Sheffield reached 20 stolen bases, becoming the fifth player in Tigers history to have 20 homers and 20 steals in a season -- and the first since Damion Easley in 1997. It's the second time Sheffield has accomplished the feat. He also did it in 1998 with the Marlins and Dodgers.
Sheff continues dominance over Rocket
(8/19/2007) DH Gary Sheffield went 3-for-3 with a double against Roger Clemens Saturday, making him 11-for-18 (.611) against one of the best pitchers in baseball history. "I can't explain it. Probably because he comes after you more than most pitchers," Sheffield said. "He doesn't care who you (are). He thinks he can get you out."
Sheffield returns to the zoo
(8/17/2007) Gary Sheffield finished 0-for-3 with a pair of walks in his return to Yankee Stadium on Thursday with the Tigers. The former New York slugger, traded to Detroit in the offseason, was booed before each plate appearance -- hours after standing by the critical comments he recently made about manager Joe Torre. "I noticed some cheers," Sheffield said. "You have to have been a hell of a player to get a reaction like that."
(8/15/2007) Despite being outspoken and critical of Yankees manager Joe Torre and former teammate Derek Jeter, Sheffield isn't fearing a negative reaction when he returns to New York later this week. "I know what kind of appreciation I get," said Sheffield, who spent three seasons with the Yankees before being traded. "Most people I bump into haven't forgotten what I've done. Sheff fans will be Sheff fans. That's how I look at it going in."
Sheffield homers Friday
(8/11/2007) DH Gary Sheffield looks like he's benefiting from his rest and rehabilitation. Sheffield hit a solo home run as part of a two-RBI night against Oakland Friday and is 4-for-13 in his three games back. His swings have some authority, too.
Sheffield returns to lineup
(8/8/2007) Tigers DH/OF Gary Sheffield (shoulder) started for the first time since Aug. 1 Wednesday against the Devil Rays. He had one double in four at-bats.
Sheffield still on the mend
(8/8/2007) Gary Sheffield (shoulder) remained sidelined for Tuesday's game against the Devil Rays, missing his fifth consecutive starter. Ryan Raburn got another start in his absence.
Sheffield encouraged about injury
(8/7/2007) DH Gary Sheffield (right shoulder) said he is more encouraged than worried about his injury, which kept him out of the lineup for the fourth straight game on Monday against the Devil Rays. Sheffield said he might be ready to play after another day or two of rest.
Sheff's return still in doubt
(8/5/2007) Manager Jimmy Leyland said Gary Sheffield's sore right shoulder felt better, but he's still not sure when he'll return.
Sheffield likely out until Mon.
(8/4/2007) Gary Sheffield said his right shoulder felt better Saturday, but manager Jim Leyland said he didn't expect the DH to be ready until at least Monday. Sheffield hasn't played since Aug. 1 at Oakland.
Sheffield back on injured list
(8/3/2007) Gary Sheffield says he isn't as seriously injured as he first feared when he experienced numbness in his right arm. A day after the Detroit Tigers designated hitter had X-rays and an MRI exam, he said the injury stemmed from when he fell on his right elbow in a collision with second baseman Placido Polanco on July 21. Sheffield's collar bone, which he said was dislocated early in his career, was pushed out of place and caused numbness and soreness in his right shoulder. "I have to do rehab, just like pitchers," Sheffield said. He won't go on the disabled list, began taking medicine Thursday and started therapy and rehab on Friday.
Sheff to have shoulder examined
(8/1/2007) Tigers slugger Gary Sheffield will see a doctor in Detroit once the team returns from an 11-game, 10-day road trip, which ended in a 3-2 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday. Sheffield, who missed two games after getting a cortisone shot in his sore right shoulder last Wednesday in Chicago, finished the road trip with a .152 batting average (5-for-33). He acknowledged pain in his shoulder after getting one hit in 11 at-bats during the Oakland series.
Sheffield collects 2,500th hit
(8/1/2007) Tigers DH Gary Sheffield hit an infield single in the third inning of Tuesday's game at Oakland for his 2,500th career hit. That was his only hit in four at-bats.
Gary Sheffield has 2,499 hits
(7/30/2007) Sheffield's fourth-inning single in Sunday's game at L.A. Angels put him one hit shy of 2,500. He finished 1-for-3 with a run scored, walk and a strikeout.
Sheff returns to lineup Friday
(7/27/2007) Tigers DH Gary Sheffield was back in the lineup Friday against the Angels after missing two games because of a sore shoulder, which he aggravated in a collision with 2B Placido Polanco last Saturday while playing right field. Sheffield, who had a cortisone shot on Wednesday, entered Friday 22 home runs away from 500. But that's not what drives him. "It's a non-factor, really," he said. "I play this game for different reasons that that. I want to win another World Series. I had a taste of that feeling before, and I want it at least once or twice more. That's why I go out and do it."
Sheff misses second straight game
(7/26/2007) Tigers DH Gary Sheffield missed his second consecutive game Thursday against the White Sox with a sore right shoulder.
Sheff rests sore shoulder Wed.
(7/25/2007) Tigers OF Gary Sheffield was a late scratch for Wednesday's game against the White Sox with a right shoulder injury. Sheffield said he collided with Placido Polanco while playing right field Saturday night and had been feeling sore for a few days and unable to throw.
Sheffield homers Friday
(7/21/2007)The Sports Xchange notes: DH Gary Sheffield slammed a home run his first time up against Kansas City Friday, then he had a quiet game the rest of the way. Sheffield was held to just one hit in three games at Minnesota. He's still stinging the ball; just isn't getting as many hits.
Rios, Sheff lead teams in HR, SBs
(7/18/2007) Blue Jays RF Alex Rios and Detroit DH Gary Sheffield are the only players in the majors who lead their team in homers and stolen bases.
More thievery for Sheffield
(7/15/2007) Gary Sheffield was 2-for-3 with a double (15), two runs scored and two stolen bases (16) in Sunday's game at Seattle. He also drew a pair of walks.
Sheffield slams Mariners
(7/14/2007) DH Gary Sheffield remains a powerful presence in the Detroit lineup. Sheffield crushed a breaking pitch that hung on a 2-2 count for a grand slam in the third inning Friday night, enough to give the Tigers a win over Seattle.
Sheff cooks up three-hit night
(7/13/2007) Magglio Ordonez, the AL batting leader, drove in two runs in Thursday's game at Seattle and Gary Sheffield had three hits and stole two bases for the Tigers. However, Ordonez came to the plate in the ninth with the tying run at second and struck out to end the game.
Sheffield scoring in bunches
(7/9/2007) DH Gary Sheffield has scored 78 runs, the most by a Tiger at the All-Star break since at least 1957.
Sheffield hits 21st homer
(7/8/2007) Tigers OF/DH Gary Sheffield went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's win over Boston. It was the 21st of the season for him.
Sheffield smacks homer No. 20
(7/5/2007) Gary Sheffield's two-run homer in the fourth inning Thursday vs. Cleveland was his 20th of the season and the 475th of his career, moving him into a tie for 27th with Hall of Famers Stan Musial and Willie Stargell on the all-time list.
Sheffield back with a bang
(7/3/2007) Tigers OF/DH Gary Sheffield returned from his two-game suspension Tuesday vs. Cleveland. He hit a solo home run, his 19th of the season, in the third inning.
Sheffield begins suspension
(6/30/2007) Detroit designated hitter Gary Sheffield served the first game of a two-game suspension at Detroit on Saturday. Marcus Thames replaced Sheffield at DH.
Sheff to serve ban Sat. and Sun.
(6/28/2007) Tigers slugger Gary Sheffield had his three-game suspension reduced to two Thursday by Major League Baseball. Sheffield was ejected May 31 at Cleveland for arguing balls and strikes. Plate umpire Greg Gibson claimed Sheffield threw a piece of his broken bat at him as he walked away -- Sheffield and Tigers manager Jim Leyland disputed Gibson's account. "Umpires lie, too," Sheffield said. "It just goes to show you it wasn't true and how corrupt the umpiring system is," he said. "They can make a statement and that means it's true. And so it has to go all the way to the commissioner's office, just because it has to go to a higher power, I guess, and that means it's true."
(6/25/2007) LF Gary Sheffield will return to being Detroit's primary DH as the Tigers return to league play Monday with a home series against Texas. LF Craig Monroe returns to the outfield, although Sheffield is likely to play right one game against the Rangers to have RF Magglio Ordonez DH one game.
Sheffield to play LF Friday
(6/22/2007)The Sports Xchange notes: OF Gary Sheffield will return to Detroit's starting lineup at Atlanta Friday night in left field. The original plan was to have Detroit's three outfielders alternate in a loose rotation that would give each roughly equal playing time during interleague games without the designated hitter. With LF Craig Monroe slumping, it has been Sheffield, normally the DH, getting nearly all the playing time in left field.
Sheffield has pair of RBI
(12:30 am ET) Carlos Guillen and Marcus Thames homered for the Tigers, who have won six of their last nine and are 9-4 in interleague play this season. Guillen drove in three runs and Gary Sheffield and Thames had two RBI each in Monday's win at Washington.
Sheffield knocks in a run Sunday
(6/18/2007) OF Gary Sheffield has fewer than 25 pinch-hitting appearances in his major league career, primarily because has takes few days off. But Sheffield, 9-for-21 as a pinch-hitter for his career entering play Sunday, smoked a run-scoring single to left as a pinch batter in the seventh to trigger a five-run Tigers rally.
Sheff unsure of suspension hearing
(6/14/2007) Tigers DH Gary Sheffield said he has "no idea" when his appeal of a three-game suspension will be heard. Umpire Greg Gibson ejected Sheffield during a game May 31 after the slugger argued a strike call, then broke his bat on a groundout and threw away the piece of wood still in his hands.
Sheff shares honors with A-Rod
(6/13/2007) 3B Alex Rodriguez shared Player of the Week honors in the AL with ex-teammate Gary Sheffield, now with Detroit. Manager Joe Torre said he's planning to use Alex Rodriguez as the designated hitter on Thursday in the interleague series finale against probable starter Doug Davis and the Diamondbacks to give him a little breather.
Sheff has huge game Sunday
(6/10/2007) Tigers OF/DH Gary Sheffield went 4-for-5 with two runs, one triple, one homer and two RBI during Sunday's game against the Mets. He is 13-for-28 (.464) with four homers and 13 RBI in his last seven games.
Gary Sheffield not hot yet?
(6/8/2007) Gary Sheffield blasted another home run Thursday nigh at Texas, his second to right field in two games. Most of Sheffield's home runs are rocket shots to left but he now has his first two of the season to right field, both in the last two games. Sheffield says it's a good sign when he's going the other way for his bombs. He now has 15 home runs and 33 RBI in his last 34 games. And "he hasn't even got hot yet," manager Jim Leyland said.
Sheffield rips another HR
(6/8/2007) Gary Sheffield homered to ignite a six-run third to lift the Detroit Tigers past the reeling Texas Rangers 11-4 Thursday night. Sheffield led off the third with his 16th home run of the season to gave Detroit a 4-1 lead. He hit two home runs and had five RBI in Detroit's 10-0 victory Wednesday. In his last five games, he is 8-for-20 (.400) with four homers and 10 RBI in his last five games.
Sheffield playing well amid appeal
(6/7/2007) Gary Sheffield had a five-RBI night Wednesday, drilling a pair of two-run home runs his first two times up and adding an RBI single in the fourth. The five RBI gave him a career total of 1,539, good for a tie with former Tiger Harry Heilmann for 40th place on the career list. He is playing amid an appeal of his three-game suspension
Sheff propels Tigers Wednesday
(6/7/2007) Gary Sheffield, who was 3-for-4, homered twice and drove in five runs, leading Justin Verlander and the Tigers to a 10-0 rout of Texas on Wednesday night. Sheffield had his second multi-homer game this season and the 35th of his career. He also drove in five runs May 29 against Tampa Bay. "We're prepared every day," Sheffield said. "If you beat us, you've got to earn it. If somebody has a bad game, you erase it the next day."
Sheffield on a hot streak
(6/4/2007) Tigers OF Gary Sheffield, who is playing amid an appeal of his three-game suspension, hit his 13th homer of the season Sunday off Cleveland starter Jeremy Sowers.
Sheffield homers amid suspension
(6/3/2007) Tigers OF Gary Sheffield, who is playing amid an appeal of his three-game suspension, hit his 13th homer of the season Sunday off Cleveland starter Jeremy Sowers.
Sheffield appeals suspension
(6/1/2007) Tigers DH Gary Sheffield and Padres C Josh Bard were suspended for three games each by the commissioner's office Friday for confrontations with umpires Thursday. Both players filed appeals, meaning they cannot be penalized until after hearings and decisions on the appeals. Sheffield was penalized for "aggressive actions directed at umpire Greg Gibson" at Cleveland, according to Bob Watson, baseball's vice president for discipline. Gibson ejected Sheffield in the fifth inning after the slugger argued a strike call, then broke his bat on a groundout and threw away the piece of wood still in his hands. Both players also were fined.
Sheffield ejected on Thursday
(5/31/2007) Gary Sheffield was ejected in the fifth inning of the Detroit Tigers' game against the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night. Plate umpire Greg Gibson tossed Sheffield in a strange sequence in which the Tigers' DH argued a strike call, then broke his bat on a groundout and threw away the piece of wood still in his hands. Sheffield showed displeasure on a pitch from Cleveland starter C.C. Sabathia that was called a strike by Gibson, making the count 0-and-2. Sheffield bounced the next pitch to second baseman Josh Barfield, and angrily threw away part of his bat -- in the general direction of Gibson. Sheffield didn't run halfway down the line before Gibson threw him out, then turned and ran back at the umpire.
Sheffield has huge game
(5/30/2007) Gary Sheffield homered twice and drove in five runs as the Tigers ended a four-game losing streak with a 14-2 victory over the Devil Rays on Tuesday. Sheffield, from nearby Tampa, has three homers in the first two games of the three-game series and 12 overall. "When you go 0-for-4 and the game's over, you lost and you go see your family, it's like, 'You didn't do anything.' So when you do something, it makes your family proud and then you get more phone calls because when you're struggling nobody calls you," said Sheffield.
Gary Sheffield belts 465th HR
(5/29/2007) Sheffield hit his 465th career homer in Monday's game at Tampa Bay and he also stole two bases in the loss. He finished 1-for-3 with two runs scored and two walks.
Sheffield still can't solve Byrd
(5/26/2007) DH Gary Sheffield hasn't fared well against RHP Paul Byrd in his career and he didn't do well against him Friday night.
Sheffield homers Thursday
(5/24/2007) Gary Sheffield hit a solo home run in the third against the Angels Thursday as Detroit won for the fifth time in six games.
Sheffield getting into DH routine
(5/22/2007) DH Gary Sheffield feels he's learning a routine that will keep him comfortable and sharp while serving as a designated hitter. He grabs a bat and starts moving around. "I pace the stairs every inning," Sheffield said. "I move through the whole game. I don't just sit. I might go in and sit when we're hitting, but for the most part, when we're in the field, I'm pretending I'm in the field, so I'm always moving. By the time the guys sprint back into the dugout, I'm meeting them in the dugout and sitting down with them. It's just trying to get a rhythm with it, kind of get a flow of the game. It's something that I'm trying to establish."
Sheffield gets work in RF
(5/21/2007) DH Gary Sheffield played right field Sunday as manager Jim Leyland prepares him for nine straight games Detroit has in National League cities in mid-June. Sheffield has rediscovered his power stroke, with seven home runs and 16 RBIs over his last 24 games, but at the same time he only had seven hits in his last eight games.
Sheffield homers Friday
(5/19/2007) DH Gary Sheffield didn't come through with runners on base Thursday in Boston, but he returned to form quickly Friday against St. Louis. Sheffield smacked a two-run home run his first time at-bat to get Detroit started on its way to a 14-4 victory over St. Louis. Sheffield hit another laser over the left-field wall, typical of most of his home runs.
Sheffield's batting eye improves
(5/14/2007) DH Gary Sheffield is getting his batting eye back. His batting average is above .300 for the last 11 games but equally as telling is how he continues to draw walks. Two walks Sunday night pushed Sheffield's base on balls total two ahead of his 21 strikeouts for the season.
Sheffield gets going in May
(5/12/2007) Gary Sheffield is batting .350 with six homers, 10 runs and 11 RBI during the month of May.
Sheffield finds the seats
(5/9/2007) Omar Infante drove in a career-high four runs, Gary Sheffield homered and two outfielders made spectacular catches to seal Detroit's 9-7 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.
(5/3/2007) DH Gary Sheffield went 4-for-4 with a homer Wednesday vs. Baltimore and an RBI single and improved his career average to .407 against Steve Trachsel. Why is he so successful in the matchup? "He's really, really good," Trachsel said simply.
Sheffield has four-hit game
(5/2/2007) Gary Sheffield went 4-for-4 with a home run and an RBI single, and Craig Monroe hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning to lead the Detroit Tigers past the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 on Wednesday. Sheffield also swiped his fifth base of the season.
Angry Sheffield homers Monday
(5/1/2007) Gary Sheffield didn't get upset when Daniel Cabrera hit him with a pitch. When Cabrera started yelling at Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland, though, Sheffield got angry. Sheffield homered off Cabrera moments after the pair had to be pulled apart, leading the Tigers to an 8-4 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night. "You back your manager," Sheffield said. "When Cabrera started chirping at him, that's when I said something."
Slumping Sheff gets a day off
(4/22/2007) The Detroit Tigers hope a day off will help Gary Sheffield turn around his poor start. The nine-time All-Star hit just .119 through the first 17 games this season, his first in Detroit, and is hitless in his past 12 at-bats. "He'll start fresh on the West Coast, he'll be back in tomorrow," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said Sunday before the series finale against the Chicago White Sox. "It's a new team and he wants to do it so bad because the fans have been great. He's probably pressing, but his timing is just not right."
Sheffield fanning more often
(4/19/2007) Gary Sheffield now has 13 strikeouts in Detroit's first 15 games, highly untypical for him, after fanning once Wednesday. His season high in whiffs is only 83, for the 2004 New York Yankees, and he followed that with a 76-strikeout season the next year.
Sheffield continues to struggle
(4/18/2007) Gary Sheffield continues to struggle after being acquired in a trade from the New York Yankees during the offseason. He's finding it difficult to adapt to being a full-time designated hitter. He's hitting .146 with a home run and five RBIs. "They're (the fans) pulling for me hard," Sheffield said. "And when you get in the batter's box, you probably try too hard. I just need to relax."
Sheffield reaching base for DET
(4/16/2007) RF Gary Sheffield is still slumping, but at least he's reaching base for Detroit. Sheffield was on base eight times in four games at Toronto, although a hitless Sunday dropped his batting average to .122. He played right field Sunday, with Magglio Ordonez, who had a sore foot, serving as the Tigers' DH.
Leyland tries to kick-start Sheff
(4/13/2007) Manager Jim Leyland is putting Gary Sheffield in the outfield for a game or two to see if that won't kick-start his idle bat. Sheffield started in right field Thursday night in Toronto and is scheduled to start one of the next two games in left.
Sheffield breaks nasty slump
(4/12/2007) Tigers DH/OF Gary Sheffield snapped an 0-16 streak with a single in the first inning Thursday against the Blue Jays. He is now hitting .125 on the season.
No hits for Sheffield Wed.
(4/12/2007) Gary Sheffield went hitless in four official at-bats against Baltimore Wednesday. He's in an 0-for-15 skid that's dropped his average to .103.
Sheffield hitless in 10 at-bats
(4/10/2007) Gary Sheffield was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Tuesday's game at Baltimore. He is now hitless in his past 10 at-bats, as his batting average plummeted to .120.
Sheffield can't find routine
(4/10/2007) DH Gary Sheffield is still trying to figure this DH thing out. Sheffield slipped to 3-for-20 Monday following an 0-for-3 game at Baltimore while he works on finding a routine that will help him stay sharp as the Tigers' designated hitter. "I'm just trying to figure out different things," he said. "Come back up here, get loose up here and go back in, hit off a tee. I've noticed when I hit off a tee the whole game, you wind up getting tired for that at-bat. So you just pick your spots when you need to get loose. Sometimes I come in and ride the bike to try to get a sweat going, because it's hard to get a sweat going in this kind of weather. When you're running around, you kind of perspire a little bit, but when you're DH-ing, you have to try to come up with something. I just have to keep figuring it out."
Sheffield, I-Rod, Granderson homer
(4/7/2007) Gary Sheffield, Ivan Rodriguez and Curtis Granderson homered to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 6-5 on a cold Saturday afternoon. Sheffield, who had just one single in his first three games with the Tigers, homered to left with two outs in the first. Rodriguez homered into the Tigers' bullpen to leadoff the fourth, putting the Tigers up 4-3. It was his 19th home run in 152 career games against Kansas City. Granderson homered to leadoff the fifth.
Sheff gets first Tigers hit
(4/4/2007) DH Gary Sheffield singled in the fifth for his first hit with Detroit.
Sheffield drives in two runs
(4/2/2007) Tigers RF Gary Sheffield was 0-for-3 with two RBI in Monday's opening-day loss to Toronto, his first official game with Detroit. He drove in the two runs on sacrifice flies.
Sheffield leads Tigers in HR
(3/28/2007) Tigers DH/OF Gary Sheffield hit his team-high fourth home run for Detroit during Wednesday's spring game against the Dodgers. Sheffield, who was 3-for-3, hit a long three-run homer off Derek Lowe in the third inning. "That's not the last home run Sheffield is going to hit," Lowe said. "He's going to make a huge impact in the middle of what was already a really good lineup. J.D. Drew led our team with 20 home runs last year, and they've got guys at the bottom of the lineup that hit more than that." Sheffield finished the game with three RBI.
Sheffield takes it to former mates
(3/25/2007) Tigers RF Gary Sheffield showed the New York Yankees what they'll be missing this season when he hit a three-run homer and a sacrifice fly in his first two trips to the plate, helping the Detroit Tigers score six runs in the first two innings of a 9-5 victory over the Yankees on Sunday.
Sheffield takes it to former mates
(3/25/2007) Tigers RF Gary Sheffield showed the New York Yankees what they'll be missing this season when he hit a three-run homer and a sacrifice fly in his first two trips to the plate, helping the Detroit Tigers score six runs in the first two innings of a 9-5 victory over the Yankees on Sunday.
Sheffield plays again Saturday
(3/17/2007) Gary Sheffield returned to the Tigers after missing time to handle a legal matter and went 2-4 and scored a run. Sheffield hadn't played since Monday. Sheffield's lawyer, Rufus Williams, said Thursday that his client "is involved in a legal proceeding for a baseball-related matter. ... brought about by a previous agent."
Sheffield to play on Saturday
(3/16/2007) Gary Sheffield was expected to return to the Detroit Tigers on Saturday after missing several exhibition games. Sheffield has not played since Monday. Manager Jim Leyland at first hoped the 38-year-old designated hitter would be available for Friday's game against Philadelphia, but said Sheffield is expected back to play the Blue Jays in Clearwater. Leyland said he wasn't concerned that Sheffield's absence might hurt his play. "He's got 34" at bats, Leyland said. "That's right up there with the leaders."
Sheffield takes brief person leave
(3/15/2007) Gary Sheffield has left the Tigers to deal with a personal matter and likely will return Friday. Sheffield, acquired by Detroit from the New York Yankees during the offseason, has not played since Monday. Tigers president Dave Dombrowski said Thursday that Sheffield "is away for an approved reason." Sheffield is hitting .174 with one home run and five RBI this spring training.
Sheff plunked in game vs. Yanks
(3/5/2007) Tigers DH Gary Sheffield was hit by a pitch in the lower back by Jeff Kennard during the second inning Monday, but remained in the game. He went 0-for-2 with a walk and an RBI grounder.
Sheff says he's not about numbers
(3/5/2007) Gary Sheffield needs 45 homers to reach 500, which would help his Hall of Fame chances, but it's a situation he doesn't think about. "Not important at all," Sheffield said. "The best wasn't allowed to play this game for a lot of years. So all the best players ain't in the Hall of Fame. That's what I'm saying. Not all of them. If it wasn't for that, a lot of them wouldn't be in. I don't concern myself with it, really at all. I don't thing about it. It's nothing that I shoot for. It's nothing that I care about. It's as simple as that."
Sheffield stays back
(3/2/2007) Tigers DH Gary Sheffield didn't travel to Kissimmee to face Houston in a spring training game Friday. Manager Jim Leyland said Sheffield will make Detroit's next two road trips -- to Winter Haven (Cleveland) on Sunday and to Tampa (New York Yankees) on Monday.
Sheffield warms up to being DH
(2/21/2007) Gary Sheffield wasn't expecting the move to Detroit because he didn't envision himself as a DH but the well-traveled veteran is warming to the idea. "I looked at the Cubs, Houston and teams like that," he said. "I looked at Boston, but I knew they weren't going to trade me there, and the Mets. I thought all of those were fits, then Detroit called and told me I was DHing. I said, 'I'll do it. That just means less work.' I've done it a couple times, but it's not something I'm familiar with."
(2/18/2007) DH Gary Sheffield will look strange to Tiger fans until they get used to seeing him wearing Alan Trammell's familiar No. 3 jersey. Sheffield reported before pitchers and catchers were due (Feb. 16) to begin working out and getting acquainted with his new teammates and fans. Sheffield sees himself the same way his employers do -- playing a big role in Detroit's season. "When some guys are traded late in their career, they're asked to play a small part," he said. "I don't see myself playing a small part. If I have to sit here and say, at 38, I'm coming here to prove something, I'd be kidding you. I'm here to do what I've always done. And that, basically, is to help this team get to the playoffs and World Series."
Sheff autobiography out this spring
(1/18/2007) Gary Sheffield's autobiography Inside Power, scheduled for a spring release, reportedly discusses his time as a Yankee as well as his relationship with Barry Bonds and his involvement in the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative steroid scandal. In the book Game of Shadows, two San Francisco Chronicle reporters wrote that Bonds' personal trainer, Greg Anderson, put Sheffield on injectable testosterone and human growth hormone in 2002, and later sold him designer steroids known as "the cream" and "the clear." Sheffield, who testified before the 2003 BALCO grand jury, has admitted using a cream he got from Anderson but said in a 2004 interview with Sports Illustrated he did not knowingly use steroids.
Yanks trade Sheffield to Tigers
(11/10/2006) Gary Sheffield was traded from the Yankees to the Tigers on Friday for three pitching prospects. New York gets right-handers Humberto Sanchez, Kevin Whelan and Anthony Claggett. As part of the deal, Sheffield and the Tigers agreed to a two-year contract extension. Detroit's current starting outfield has Craig Monroe in left, Curtis Granderson in center and Magglio Ordonez in right. Sheffield could play a corner spot with the AL champions or see time at DH.
Sheff can't talk to the Boss
(11/9/2006) Gary Sheffield said he's being blocked by "middle men" from speaking with Yankees owner George Steinbrenner about his desire to stay in New York and will comply with the team's request to form a list of clubs he would prefer to be traded to. New York exercised Sheffield's $13 million option last weekend, preventing him from becoming a free agent. Sheffield, who turns 38 Nov. 18, injured his wrist April 29 in a collision at first base with Toronto's Shea Hillenbrand, had surgery June 13 and didn't return until Sept. 22, when the Yankees shifted him to first base for the remainder of the season.
Yanks now control Sheff's fate
(11/6/2006) Gary Sheffield's $13 million option was exercised Sunday by the Yankees, who plan to trade the outfielder rather than keep him. By exercising the option, the Yankees prevented Sheffield from becoming a free agent and blocked him from perhaps signing with the Red Sox. New York acquired Bobby Abreu from Philadelphia on July 30 to take over in right field, and Sheffield was shifted to first base when he returned Sept. 22. Sheffield did not want the Yankees to exercise the option, preferring to control his own destiny. His contract does not contain a no-trade clause.
No word on Sheffield's option
(11/2/2006) Other than to say he had spoken with agent Rufus Williams, GM Brian Cashman declined to discuss Gary Sheffield, who said he doesn't want the Yankees to exercise their $13 million option. That decision must be made by Sunday. Sheffield told USA Today he has been told it will be exercised. "This will not work, this will not work at all," he told the paper. "I don't want to play first base a year for them. I will not do that." Reports say Sheffield will be traded.
Sheff doesn't want to play 1B
(10/27/2006) Gary Sheffield is angry the Yankees plan to exercise his $13 million option for next season rather than allow him to become a free agent. While the Yankees have until Nov. 5 to decide on the option, Sheffield told USA Today he has been told it will be exercised. "This will not work, this will not work at all," he told the paper. "I don't want to play first base a year for them. I will not do that." If the Yankees exercise the option, included as part of the three-year contract Sheffield negotiated before the 2004 season, they likely would trade him. By exercising the option, they can prevent him from winding up with the Boston Red Sox.
Report: Yanks take Sheff's option
(10/26/2006) Gary Sheffield was told Wednesday the Yankees will pick up his $13 million option for next season, according to a newspaper report. Sheffield said he was hoping to test the free-agent market and get another three-year contract, USA Today reported in Thursday's editions. "This will not work, this will not work at all," Sheffield told the newspaper. "I don't want to play first base a year for them. I will not do that."
Sheffield homers once again
(9/30/2006) Eight days into his career as a major league first baseman, Gary Sheffield earned the job for the New York Yankees in the playoffs. Then he homered for the second straight day as the Yankees lost to the Blue Jays 6-5 on Saturday.
Sheff homers in Yanks win
(9/29/2006) Yankees OF Gary Sheffield hit his first home run since returning from wrist surgery, a tiebreaking, three-run drive that led the New York Yankees over the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 Friday night. Sheffield, who had wrist surgery June 13, homered for the first time since April 26, ending a span of 68 homerless at-bats. The no-doubt-about drive to left off Gustavo Chacin (9-4) gave Sheffield 1,500 RBI. He is 6-for-26 (.231) with 10 RBI since returning to the lineup Sept. 22, and he appears to be adapting quickly to first base, a position he had never played in the major leagues before this month.
Sheff has RBI, solid game at 1B
(9/27/2006) Gary Sheffield had a two-out RBI single in the seventh Tuesday and also had another solid game at first base, where he has been playing while Jason Giambi recovers from a bad left wrist.
Sheffield 0-for-3 in return
(9/22/2006) Yankees OF Gary Sheffield returned to the lineup for the first time since May 29, and made an impressive debut at first base. At the plate he went 0-for-3 before leaving the game after the Yankees took a three-run lead in the seventh.
Sheffield to fill in at first base
(9/21/2006) Yankees 1B Jason Giambi has a small ligament tear in his left wrist and will miss the New York Yankees' series this weekend against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. With the Yankees having clinched their ninth straight AL East title on Wednesday, Gary Sheffield is likely to take over at first base starting Friday. Sheffield, sidelined since May 29 and coming off wrist surgery, has been worked out at first base during his rehabilitation.
Sheff off DL, will play soon
(9/20/2006) The Yankees activated right fielder Gary Sheffield from the 15-day day DL on Tuesday. Sheffield, who had wrist surgery June 13, did not play in a 6-3 win at Toronto. Manager Torre said he will start playing first base after the Yankees clinch the AL East title. With Tuesday's win and Boston's 7-3 loss to Minnesota, their magic number was reduced to one.
Sheff takes grounders at 1B
(9/19/2006) RF Gary Sheffield practiced fielding drills at 1B on Monday. After acquiring RF Bobby Abreu from Philadelphia, New York talked about having Sheffield play 1B once he returns from his left wrist injury. "Obviously he's not going to be comfortable right away because it's new," manager Joe Torre said. "Until he gets out there for a game he won't be totally relaxed anyway. But he's certainly not being hesitant about it."
Sheff not back until weekend
(9/18/2006) The Yankees will arrange for a simulated game for Gary Sheffield when they are in Toronto, likely Tuesday or Wednesday, before deciding when to activate him. Sheffield had wrist surgery June 13.
Sheffield not yet ready
(9/17/2006) Gary Sheffield will participate in a simulated game next week when the Yankees are in Toronto. Sheffield, who had wrist surgery June 13, tried to persuade Torre that he's ready now, but New York doesn't want to return.
Sheff to get sim game on road
(9/16/2006) The Yankees will try to put together a simulated game for injured slugger Gary Sheffield (wrist) on the team's road trip. "No way we could do it here," Torre said. "I don't want three games in one day."
Sheff gets in more work
(9/14/2006) Gary Sheffield took batting practice again Wednesday and said his left wrist felt good.
Sheffield might return this week
(9/12/2006) Gary Sheffield took BP with the Yankees before Tuesday's game, and manager Joe Torre said Sheffield could return to the lineup late this week. Sheffield had surgery June 13 to repair a torn ligament and dislocated tendon in his left wrist, which he injured April 29 during a collision with Shea Hillenbrand during a game against Toronto.
Sheffield ready to hit off tee
(9/9/2006) OF Gary Sheffield (wrist) was cleared to hit off a tee over the weekend. Sheffield was put on the 15-day disabled list in April and again in June with left wrist problems before being operated on June 13 to repair a torn tendon. "He's healed a little bit quicker than everybody thought he would, which I think surprised everybody but him," manager Joe Torre said.
Sheffield not usable this week
(9/3/2006) Gary Sheffield (wrist), who is expected to return as a first baseman later this September, will get his wrist checked out later this week and might return as a pinch-hitter initially -- since minor-league seasons are winding down and there could be no place to get rehab at-bats, according to the New York Post.
Sheffield encouraged by progress
(9/2/2006) The New York Post reports that Gary Sheffield (wrist) was so encouraged by the progress of his wrist that he said he expects to be cleared to begin full workouts next Friday. "I feel rejuvenated," he said. "I'm going to play three more years and then I'm going to call it quits."
Sheffield takes more 1B practice
(9/1/2006) Gary Sheffield, who had left wrist surgery on June 13, said Friday he is scheduled to see his doctor Sept. 8 and hopes to be cleared then to start taking batting practice. If he gets the OK, he could be playing the following week, possibly at first base. "I played shortstop in the big leagues," he said. "That's simple."
Sheffield not clear for tee yet
(8/30/2006) Gary Sheffield (wrist) is behind Hideki Matsui (wrist) right now. Sheff might be cleared to hit off a tee work soon, according to the New York Post. "As far as comparing the two, obviously Matsui is ahead of Sheff," manager Joe Torre told the paper. "But I don't have any doubt that Sheff is doing everything he needs to do to accelerate himself when they're ready to turn him loose."
(8/30/2006) Gary Sheffield (wrist) is behind Hideki Matsui (wrist) right now. Sheff might be cleared to hit off a tee work soon, according to the New York Post. "As far as comparing the two, obviously Matsui is ahead of Sheff," manager Joe Torre told the paper. "But I don't have any doubt that Sheff is doing everything he needs to do to accelerate himself when they're ready to turn him loose."
Sheffield coming along
(8/17/2006) OF Gary Sheffield is progressing in his rehab from left wrist surgery in June, taking 20 swings in his own swimming pool. "It's going to give me the endurance I need, and the strength," he said. The Yankees were unaware Sheffield had hit in the pool. "Once you start swinging the bat and they let him have a little resistance to go along with it, we can start maybe looking down the road and see when he's going to be possibly ready for some baseball," manager Joe Torre said.
Yankees remain cautious on Sheffield
(8/15/2006) Manager Joe Torre said he doesn't think it's realistic to expect either Hideki Matsui or Gary Sheffield to contribute during the first two weeks of September. Both are trying to come back from wrist injuries.
Sheffield fields one-hoppers
(8/14/2006) OF Gary Sheffield took grounders and throws at first base during batting practice. At one point, coach Larry Bowa hit him one-hoppers with a fungo bat from second base to simulate bounced throws.
Sheffield takes some 1B grounders
(8/13/2006) Gary Sheffield (wrist) took 1B grounders with Yankee hitting coach, and former 1B, Don Mattingly prior to Sunday's game vs. the L.A. Angels at Yankee Stadium.
Sheffield willing to play 1B
(8/2/2006) Gary Sheffield told the New York Post he is willing to play first upon returning, joking: "If (Jason Giambi) can do it, I can do it."
Sheffield likely to DH upon return
(7/31/2006) The New York Post reports that Gary Sheffield (wrist surgery) will probably return as the Yankees' designated hitter, now that the team added Bobby Abreu to start in right field. "Gary has said his goal is to win a World Series with the Yankees and if this helps that happen, it's good," Sheffield's lawyer, Rufus Williams said.
Sheffield to see doc Monday
(7/28/2006) Gary Sheffield is scheduled to see the doctor on Monday about his injured left wrist. He had his cast removed last week and might find out when he's allowed to swing a bat again when he speaks with the doctor.
Sheff gets cast removed
(7/27/2006) RF Gary Sheffield had the cast removed from his left wrist and can move to the next phase of his rehab.
Sheff to have cast removed soon
(7/18/2006) Gary Sheffield, who had surgery in June, will get the cast off his left wrist next week.
Sheffield visits with Yankees
(7/10/2006) Gary Sheffield visited the Yankees on Sunday at Tropicana Field. He hasn't played since May 29 because of ligament and tendon damage in his left wrist. Sheffield will return to New York sometime in the next 10 days to get his cast off. He will then start a rehab program. "Hopefully, we keep hanging on. If we can stay right here until I get back, I can make the difference," he said. "That's what I'm shooting for, Sept. 1. I'm going to work as hard as I can because I feel I can make a difference."
Sheffield expects Sept. return
(7/7/2006) Gary Sheffield, who had surgery on his injured left wrist June 13, visited the Yankee clubhouse Friday in Tampa and said his soft cast should be removed next week. He is targeting a return around Sept. 1. "That's my plan," Sheffield said. "I'm right on schedule. Once I get the range of motion back, I'll be ready to go. I'm going to work as hard as I can. I think I can be the difference."
Sheffield to return in September?
(6/26/2006) Gary Sheffield has been back around his Yankee teammates this week and says his surgically repaired left wrist is healing faster than he expected.
Sheffield aims for late return
(6/24/2006) Injured RF Gary Sheffield sat in the Yankees' dugout with two of his sons during Old-Timers' Day festivities. Sheffield has a cast on his surgically repaired left wrist, but he said it feels better since he got his stitches out recently. The slugger still expects to return in September. "I feel like if I have a full September I can go into the playoffs 100 percent ready," Sheffield said.
Sheffield has successful surgery
(6/13/2006) Gary Sheffield had surgery on Tuesday to repair torn ligaments and a dislocated tendon in his left wrist. GM Brian Cashman said the slugger is still expected back in September. "It went extremely well from what I'm told. The time frame was what they said -- 12 weeks. I'm sure he'll work extremely hard," Cashman said.
Sheffield to undergo wrist surgery
(6/8/2006) Yankees right fielder Gary Sheffield will undergo surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist but is not expected to miss the rest of the season, general manager Brian Cashman said on Thursday. Sheffield originally hurt the wrist when he collided at first base with Shea Hillenbrand of the Toronto Blue Jays on April 29. He missed three games, returned for two games and then went on the disabled list May 9 with a contusion and sprain of the wrist and missed 16 games. He returned on May 23, made five starts as a designated hitter and then returned to right field on May 29. Two days later, he went back on the DL with the ligament tear. "I am told it's not a season-ending injury," Cashman said before the Yankees played Boston. "He experienced worse pain after he tried to come back. Surgery is being recommended. It wasn't an option earlier."
Sheffield to have surgery
(6/8/2006) Gary Sheffield has decided to have wrist surgery, which will keep him out of the Yankees' lineup well into September.
Sheffield could be out awhile
(6/2/2006) Dr. Charles Melone, a New York hand specialist, diagnosed Gary Sheffield as having a torn ligament and a dislocating tendon. He initially will be treated with immobilization and therapy, but he might need surgery down the road. "We'll see how it responds to that, and hopefully it responds well. But there's no guarantee," Yankees GM Brian Cashman said.
Yanks put Sheffield on DL
(6/1/2006) The Yankees placed outfielder Gary Sheffield on the 15-day disabled list Thursday. Sheffield had been bothered by a wrist injury since an April collision with Toronto's Shea Hillenbrand, and he aggravated it earlier this week. Tests showed a torn ligament in the wrist, as well as a tendon that continues to dislocate. He will be placed in a splint and undergo physical therapy. "Well, that sounds like it might be a while," said manager Joe Torre, who heard the results along with the media during batting practice. Sheffield missed 16 games in early May with the wrist injury and was on the 15-day disabled list from May 6 to May 23.
Report: Sheffield back on DL
(6/1/2006) WFAN is reporting Thursday Gary Sheffield is going back on the 15-day DL.
Gary Sheffield has MRI
(6/1/2006) Gary Sheffield, who missed Wednesday's 6-1 win over Detroit, had a MRI exam done on his wrist. However, it wasn't scheduled to be read until Thursday morning. There's a chance he could land on the disabled list.
Sheffield heads back to New York
(5/31/2006) Gary Sheffield traveled to New York early Wednesday for further evaluation of his sore left wrist. Manager Joe Torre said Sheffield left Detroit after trainer Gene Monahan was able to schedule an appointment with hand specialist Dr. Charles Malone, the same doctor who examined the slugger earlier this season. Sheffield was scratched from Tuesday's lineup with soreness in the wrist. He missed 16 games in early May after colliding with Toronto first baseman Shea Hillenbrand on April 29.
Sheffield to sit vs. Detroit
(5/31/2006) According to WFAN, Gary Sheffield (wrist) is out for Wednesday's contest against Detroit. He also missed Tuesday's contest and could be out awhile.
Sheff likely out until Friday
(5/31/2006) Gary Sheffield might miss two more games after aggravating his sore left wrist in BO on Tuesday and sitting out the Yankees' 11-6 victory in 11 innings over the Tigers on Tuesday. "We're going to ice it for a couple of days," Yankees manager Joe Torre said. Sheffield injured his wrist in a collision with Toronto's Shea Hillenbrand on April 29. He missed the next three games, pinch hit in another and made one more start before going on the disabled list. Sheffield was activated last week when the Yankees played the Boston Red Sox.
Sheffield out of Yankees' lineup
(5/31/2006) Gary Sheffield was scratched from the lineup just before gametime due to soreness in his left wrist, which he hurt a month ago in a collision with Toronto's Shea Hillenbrand on April 29. He missed the next three games, pinch hit in another and made one more start before going on the DL. Sheffield was activated last week when the Yankees played the Red Sox in Boston.
(5/29/2006) OF Gary Sheffield has played in five games since being activated off the disabled list and is 5-of-21 (.238) with one RBI.
Sheffield penciled in as Tues. DH
(5/23/2006) The Yankees have listed their starting lineup for Tuesday night with Gary Sheffield (wrist) in as the DH, according to the Yes Network. Something could still change after he takes BP, though. Sheffield was 1-for-3 with an RBI and a strikeout in his rehab game for Double-A Trenton on Monday night.
Sheffield has hit in rehab
(5/23/2006) Gary Sheffield (wrist) was 1-for-3 with an RBI and a strikeout in his rehab game for Double-A Trenton on Monday night.
Sheff heading for Trenton
(5/22/2006) Gary Sheffield (wrist, hand) is expected to play in a rehab game with Double-A Trenton on Monday and might be able to re-join the Yankees as soon as Tuesday for the middle game of the series in Boston. "He'll get his timing with us," manager Joe Torre said
Gary Sheffield takes BP
(5/21/2006) In a surprise development, injured RF Gary Sheffield (left wrist and hand) took batting practice on the field with his teammates and told manager Joe Torre he was ready to play in a game. Sheffield was eligible to come off the disabled list Sunday but had not been expected back for a little while. "Today was a big step," general manager Brian Cashman said. "He's one of the guys we desperately need to come back."
Sheffield cleared to swing
(5/20/2006) Gary Sheffield remains on the disabled list with a bruised left wrist. But he has been cleared to start swinging a bat and may be only a week away from rejoining the team.
Sheffield hits off tee Friday
(5/20/2006) Right fielder Gary Sheffield hit off a tee Friday for the first time since the Yankees put him on the disabled list May 9 with a bruised and sprained left wrist, an injury sustained when he collided with Toronto first baseman Shea Hillenbrand on April 29.
Sheffield to have MRI on wrist
(5/19/2006) Gary Sheffield (left wrist) will have an MRI in the next few days to gauge how much improvement he has made. But he remains a week or more from being activated off the disabled list.
Sheffield may swing next week
(5/18/2006) Gary Sheffield (left wrist and hand) probably will be able to pick up a bat early next week. Joe Torre said it's possible he could be back by next weekend.
Sheffield catches BP balls
(5/18/2006) The New York Post reports that Gary Sheffield (left wrist and hand sprain) caught some batting practice balls for the first time Wednesday. Manager Joe Torre thinks he might try some dry swings with a bat soon.
Sheffield not ready to return
(5/16/2006) Joe Torre thinks injured RF Gary Sheffield could still be 10 days from returning. "I think by that time we should know about Melky (Cabrera)," Torre said. The 21-year-old Cabrera is getting a chance to play regularly in the OF because Sheffield and LF Hideki Matsui are out.
Yankees won't rush Sheffield
(5/12/2006) Manager Joe Torre said the Yankees wouldn't push for Gary Sheffield (left wrist) to return more quickly, despite the outfield struggling with injuries because of Johnny Damon's bad shoulder and now Hideki Matsui's broken wrist. "The way he swings the bat, I can't do that. He's not going to be any use to us," Torre said. "Even 80 percent of him, I think the 80 percent, most of that would be scaring the pitcher as opposed to being effective."
Sheffield might be out two weeks
(5/11/2006) : Gary Sheffield will have another MRI next week to gauge whether his left wrist has improved. He will receive twice-daily treatments while he is on the disabled list, but there is no timetable in terms of when he will swing a bat again. The New York Post reports that general manager Brian Cashman said he was told by Sheffield's doctor that the outfielder might be out for another two weeks.
Sheffield to have additional MRI
(5/11/2006) Gary Sheffield will have another MRI next week to gauge whether his left wrist has improved. He will receive twice-daily treatments while he is on the disabled list, but there is no timetable in terms of when he will swing a bat again.
Sheffield might not be ready
(5/10/2006) The Yankees aren't sure whether RF Gary Sheffield will be ready to come off the disabled list when he's eligible on May 21. "I just can't say right now whether that would be realistic or not," GM Brian Cashman said.
Sheffield placed on 15-day DL
(5/9/2006) The Yankees put Gary Sheffield on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday because of a bruised left hand and called up outfielder Melky Cabrera from Triple-A Columbus. New York made the move before the start of its three-game series against Boston at Yankee Stadium. Sheffield's transaction was retroactive to May 6. The right fielder was scratched from Saturday's lineup. On Sunday, Sheffield said he wouldn't play again until his wrist is OK - he was examined Monday by a hand specialist.
Sheffield placed on 15-day DL
(5/9/2006) According to reports, Gary Sheffield (wrist) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list and the Yankees have called up Melky Cabrera to take his place on the roster.
Sheff won't play through pain
(5/8/2006) Gary Sheffield has played hurt many times during his career - including last year with an ailing left shoulder - but the Yankee right fielder says he isn't going to do it anymore according to the New York Daily News and it seems likely that he's headed for the disabled list with a bruised left wrist. "I've just got to wait till the pain goes down a little bit," he said. "At this point in my career, I'm not going to tolerate a lot."
Sheffield could land on DL
(5/7/2006) Gary Sheffield's sore left wrist kept him out of the New York Yankees' starting lineup for the second straight day Sunday against the Texas Rangers, and the right fielder said he won't play again until he's completely healthy. Sheffield could be headed to the disabled list early this week. "I won't go until it's ready, and right now it's sore and stiff," Sheffield said prior to Sunday's game. "I'm going to take the extra time and make sure it's right. When it's right, then I'm playing." The 37-year-old Sheffield ruled out a cortisone injection to ease the pain and swelling. He will continue treatment on Monday, an off-day, and said that if the wrist doesn't improve, he might visit his personal physician in Miami.
Sheffield scratched from lineup
(5/6/2006) Gary Sheffield was scratched from the New York Yankees' lineup for Saturday night's game against the Texas Rangers because of his sore left wrist. Sheffield injured his wrist April 29 when he collided with Toronto's Shea Hillenbrand at first base. The right fielder then missed three games before returning as a pinch-hitter Thursday night. Sheffield was 0-for-5 Friday night in his first start in five games. "I'm not getting any feeling off the bat," Sheffield said before Saturday's game. "It's easy to do in batting practice when it's 70 mph and coming straight. But when you have to stay back on breaking balls and have to turn your wrist over, that's when you feel it. "I've got to get at least to the point where I can handle pitches whether I'm banged up or not."
Sheffield back in starting lineup
(5/5/2006) Gary Sheffield was back in the starting lineup Friday at Texas for the first time in five games. He missed three games with a bruised left wrist after a collision with Toronto 1B Shea Hillenbrand last Saturday. Sheffield pinch-hit Thursday at Tampa Bay and singled in the seventh, then finished the game in right field.
Gary Sheffield to start at DH
(5/5/2006) Gary Sheffield may make his fifth appearance at designated hitter on Friday at Texas as he's expected to return to the starting lineup for the first time since hurting his left wrist on Saturday. He made his first appearance since the injury on Thursday, pinch hitting for Bubba Crosby and staying in the game to play right field. He went 1-for-2 with a walk and two runs scored. "I feel a little pain, especially when they come inside," Sheffield said. "You have to work real hard to catch up to it."
Sheffield feels about 80 percent
(5/5/2006) Gary Sheffield (wrist) didn't start Thursday night's game against the Devil Rays, but he finished it. He pinch hit in the seventh inning of a 10-5 win and singled.
Gary Sheffield enters game
(5/4/2006) Gary Sheffield (wrist) entered the game as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning on Thursday at Tampa Bay. He singled in his first at-bat.
Sheffield won't land on disabled list
(5/4/2006) Gary Sheffield arrived at Tropicana Field Wednesday afternoon worried that he was headed to the disabled list because of the pain in his right wrist. Then he swung at balls on a tee and was hopeful of playing as soon as Thursday night. "I'm encouraged big time from yesterday," said Sheffield. "I couldn't pick up the bat and hold it. I'm encouraged today, because I can pick it up with one hand and sit it in my hand and get a good grip on it."
(5/3/2006) Gary Sheffield (left wrist) missed his third straight game Wednesday, but didn't rule out returning in the next couple days after undergoing treatment. "I'm encouraged big time from yesterday," said Sheffield, who hit off a tee.
Sheffield likely out Wednesday
(5/3/2006) Gary Sheffield (wrist) reportedly won't be the lineup Wednesday night.
Sheffield still out of action
(5/3/2006) Gary Sheffield was out of the lineup for the third straight day Monday as his right wrist has not responded to treatment. Sheffield was injured on Saturday when he collided with Toronto first baseman Shea Hillenbrand.
Sheffield won't start Tuesday
(5/2/2006) According to reports, Gary Sheffield (wrist) will not be in the starting lineup Tuesday night at Boston. Bubba Crosby will start in right field in his place.
Sheff listed as day-to-day
(5/2/2006) Gary Sheffield (bruised left wrist) did not start Monday's game at Boston, missing his second consecutive game. "Sheff is still sore, getting a little more circulation in it, but still can't grip a bat," manager Joe Torre said. "The only good news is the result of the tests."
Sheffield won't start Monday
(5/1/2006) According to reports, Gary Sheffield (wrist) will not be in the starting lineup Monday night at Boston. Bubba Crosby will start in right field in his place.
Sheffield remains day to day
(4/30/2006) Yankees slugger Gary Sheffield did not start Sunday against Toronto because his left hand was sore following a collision with Blue Jays first baseman Shea Hillenbrand the previous day. "We're going to look into it a little bit and do some tests," New York manager Joe Torre said. "Hopefully, it's nothing more than sore at this time. If that's the case, then he's gotten his days off."
Sheffield leaves with bruises
(4/29/2006) Yankees slugger Gary Sheffield and Toronto first baseman Shea Hillenbrand left Saturday's game after colliding at first base. Sheffield ran into the back of Hillenbrand's head, and they both tumbled to the ground as two runs scored on the infield hit. Toronto said Hillenbrand will have a CT scan. Hillenbrand got up first. Sheffield was helped off the field by Yankees manager Joe Torre and assistant trainer Steve Donohue, and Bubba Crosby pinch ran. New York said Sheffield had a bruised left wrist and right knee.
Sheff hits one out vs. TB
(4/27/2006) Gary Sheffield hit a two-run homer for the Yankees against Tampa Bay Wednesday.
Sheffield continues hitting streak
(4/26/2006) Gary Sheffield went 1-for-5 Tuesday and extended his hitting streak to eight games despite a sore knee and left shoulder, the result of crashing into a wall chasing a foul ball on Sunday. "I got whiplash," Sheffield told the Yes Network web site. "I didn't even know the wall was there. I tried to blow past the ball and I slammed into the wall."
Sheffield heats up for Yankees
(4/25/2006) Gary Sheffield has hit safely in seven consecutive games (15-for-27). He didn't swing a bat during the winter to allow several injuries to heal, which led to a slow start in spring training, but he has been sharp since the regular season started.
Sheff cooks up two hits vs. Jays
(4/19/2006) Gary Sheffield collected two hits in four at-bats in Wednesday's 3-1 win over Toronto.
Sheff cools down a bit
(4/14/2006) After hitting home runs in consecutive games, Gary Sheffield went 0-for-4 in Friday's loss at Minnesota.
Sheffield hits another home run
(4/13/2006) Gary Sheffield went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Thursday's win over the Kansas City Royals. He has now hit homers in consecutive contests.
Gary Sheffield collects three hits
(4/12/2006) Gary Sheffield collected three hits, including a home run, and four RBI in Wednesday's 12-5 win over the Kansas City Royals. Sheffield then smashed a vicious line drive that nearly nailed 60-year-old third base coach Larry Bowa, who quickly dove to the ground in foul territory just in time. Bowa turned to the crowd and shrugged his shoulders as Sheffield smiled from the edge of the batters' box. "It was coming right at my head," Bowa said. "He scares me. ... I don't know where to go." Sheffield drove the next pitch over the left-field fence for a three-run shot that tied the score. It was his 451st career homer. "My mechanics are so screwed up, there's nothing you can really tell me. Just stay back," Sheffield said. "When I'm killin' people in the stands, that's no good. Try to use the whole field, that's when I'm at my best," he added. "I knew right there I was flying open, so I just closed up a bit."
Gary Sheffield collects three hits
(4/12/2006) Gary Sheffield collected three hits, including a home run, and four RBI in Wednesday's 12-5 win over the Kansas City Royals.
Sheffield hitless in five at-bats
(4/11/2006) Gary Sheffield was hitless in five at-bats against the Kansas City Royals in his season debut at Yankee Stadium. He is now hitting .207 overall.
Sheffield linked to steroids again
(4/7/2006) Gary Sheffield has again been linked to notorious trainer Greg Anderson. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, a U.S. Magistrate Judge from Idaho sent a letter to baseball commissioner Bud Selig that detailed a meeting between Sheffield and Anderson. Judge Larry M. Boyle had a chance meeting with Anderson in June 2002 at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Boyle claims Anderson told him he was sent to Minnesota by Barry Bonds to help Sheffield get out of a batting slump. Sheffield was with the Atlanta Braves at the time.
Sheffield homers off Haren
(4/6/2006) Gary Sheffield hit a line-drive three-run home run off Dan Haren in the third inning of Wednesday's loss at Oakland. His first homer of the season was the 450th homer of his career. It broke a tie for 28th place on baseball's career list with Jeff Bagwell and Frank Thomas, who homered Monday night.
Gary Sheffield hits 450th home run
(4/6/2006) Gary Sheffield hit his 450th career home Wednesday in Oakland, a three-run line drive to left field off Danny Haren.
Sheffield opens with double
(4/4/2006) Gary Sheffield was 1-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and a walk in Monday's opener at Oakland before lifted in the later innings for Bubba Crosby.
Sheffield heats up for Yankees
(3/29/2006) After a 2-for-26 start in spring training, Gary Sheffield has nine hits in his past 15 at-bats. "Just a matter of time," said Sheffield. "I know when the time comes to be ready."
Sheffield loosens up old joints
(3/24/2006) Gary Sheffield had a heat pack on his right knee before Thursday night's game according to the New York Post but said it was nothing more than help to get the joint loose.
Sheffield: I'll be ready
(3/18/2006) According to the New York Post, Gary Sheffield insists when the bell rings April 3 he will be ready despite having what could be considered a slow spring. Spring training has been a struggle for the Yankees' right fielder, whose lack of plate patience has resulted in a 1-for-18 (.056) slide and just four RBIs without a homer. "It's a different mind-set [when the season starts]," Sheffield said. "I am not a big spring training guy. If I have a good one, nobody says anything. I feel great and I am seeing every pitch. It's just a matter of working through it."
Sheffield hitless again
(3/16/2006) Gary Sheffield had his average drop to .062 after going hitless in two at-bats as a Yankees' split squad lost to the Astros Thursday.
(3/14/2006) Gary Sheffield, playing to get his option picked up this season, wants to finish his career a Yankee. "How do you go from playing for the Yankees to playing for someone else?" he told the New York Post. "I know (playing with the Yankees) keeps me interested. I'm the type of guy who loses interest real quick. When I give out what I'm giving out and I don't feel like I'm getting back, I just go the other way. But the motivation has always been there here. I've never had to go the other way."
Yanks' Sheff returns to lineup
(3/9/2006) Gary Sheffield had a run-scoring single in his first at-bat after missing three games with a sore right hamstring. He finished 1-for-2 with a walk as the DH. "I need to work myself into baseball shape," Sheffield said. "This is part of spring training. I still have to be careful. When the lights come on, I get focused."
Sheffield, Giambi miss spring action
(3/8/2006) MLB.com reports Gary Sheffield (right hamstring) and Jason Giambi (left calf) both sat out Tuesday's spring game with injuries. Sheffield missed his third straight game but took batting practice before Tuesday's game and said he felt fine. "I think right now he's dealing with the fact that this is the first winter that he's laid out, not because he was lazy but because he felt his body needed to heal," Yankees manager Joe Torre said.
Sheffield out again Monday
(3/6/2006) Gary Sheffield sat out his second consecutive game Monday with a sore right hamstring as the Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 11-8. Sheffield was injured running out a grounder on Saturday. "Sheff was sore," Yankees manager Joe Torre said. "It got a little tender on him. It will probably be a day or so." Torre said that because Sheffield was so banged up last year, he tried to let his body heal during the offseason and is picking up minor aches now instead of before spring training began.
Sheffield unable to go Sunday
(3/5/2006) Right fielder Gary Sheffield and center fielder Bubba Crosby - whose collision in Game 5 of the ALDS allowed Adam Kennedy's drive to drop for a go-ahead, two-run triple - both missed Sunday's game because of injuries. Sheffield was scratched from the starting lineup because of a tight right hamstring, which he first felt coming out of the batter's box Saturday after hitting a grounder. "This is nothing to be talked about, to be honest with you," Sheffield said. "Turn the lights on and I'll be ready."
Sheffield to DH Thursday
(3/2/2006) Manager Joe Torre has Gary Sheffield in the DH spot Thursday against the Phillies. It has more to do with Bernie Williams playing right field before departing for the WBC than it has with any lingering back problem for Sheffield.
Sheffield misses intrasquad game
(3/1/2006) Hideki Matsui and Gary Sheffield were held out of the Yankees' intrasquad game in Tampa, Fla., for precautionary reasons. Matsui has a sore left knee, while Sheffield has been slowed by back spasms. Both took batting practice and participated in fielding drills.
Sheffield, Matsui might miss time
(2/28/2006) New York Yankees outfielders Gary Sheffield and Hideki Matsui might miss or see limited action in the team's intrasquad game Tuesday because of minor injuries. Sheffield took part in most drills Monday, including batting practice and running, after sitting out Sunday with back spasms. "If he wants a couple of at-bats, you can stick him in there and do that," Yankees manager Joe Torre said. "But I don't think he's going to miss a whole lot by missing that game."
Sheff problems related to back now
(2/26/2006) Right fielder Gary Sheffield didn't work out Sunday because of back spasms, but he is not expected to miss more than a couple days. The back flared up after he took extra batting practice on Saturday. "I took more swings than usual," Sheffield said. "I've had this before. This is what you get when you over do it too early. It's just real tight. It will be fine."
Sheffield fine with Yankees now
(2/25/2006) Gary Sheffield vented his frustration, then left Legends Field upbeat about his future with the Yankees. Sheffield was angry over reports about a meeting earlier this week during which GM Brian Cashman said the team would likely pick up his $13 million option for next season. "The way it looked on TV, it made me look like I was 2 years old," Sheffield said, "like I can't go into a room, be told something and then tell you what I was told. If I come out of the room positive, are they playing games with me or something? You're supposed to be positive if your general manager comes out and says there's a possibility they'll pick up your option. They don't see no reason not to. I produced for two years. What else do you want me to do?"
Gary Sheffield soured at Yankees
(2/24/2006) The Bergen Record reports Gary Sheffield is ticked off at the Yankees because the team won't committ to him after this season. "They can't just use me like that, waiting to see what I've got," Sheffield said. "They should be glad they got me at the [price] they did [three years, $39 million]. There are a lot of players with better contracts." Sheffield also said that he doesn't care where he is next season. "If my body feels good I'm playing somewhere, here or somewhere else," Sheffield said. "Either way I'll get my 500 home runs. It's no sweat off my back where it happens."
Yanks tell Sheff the right things
(2/22/2006) Gary Sheffield reported to spring training and was upbeat after the Yankees said they'd likely keep him around for 2007. Sheffield is entering the final season of a $39 million, three-year contract, and the Yankees hold a $13 million option for 2007. "They brought me in and told me they were probably going to pick the option up," Sheffield said after meeting with GM Brian Cashman. "You always want to earn whatever you get. I take a lot of pride in that. He didn't have to bring me in today. I appreciate that. When I was a free agent, a lot of teams called and I really didn't answer. There was only one place, and that still remains the same. I don't want to play for nobody else but the Yankees."
Gary Sheffield still the bomb
(2/8/2006) Gary Sheffield was the 16th overall selection (second round) in the 2006 CBS SportsLine.com AL Experts League. He recorded a .291 BA with 34 home runs, 123 RBI and 10 steals in 584 AB in 2005. He has hit at least 34 homers in six of his past seven seasons.
A-Rod, Manny win Silver Sluggers
(10/31/2005) The New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez and Boston's Manny Ramirez both won their eighth Silver Slugger Awards on Monday. Rodriguez, who won seven Silver Sluggers at shortstop, won for the first time at third base and was joined on the list by Yankees outfielder Gary Sheffield, a four-time winner.
Sheffield back at DH for Yanks
(9/28/2005) Gary Sheffield was back at DH on Tuesday after starting in the outfield Sunday and Monday. Torre said Sheffield would return to the outfield when Ruben Sierra is used as a DH.
Sheffield back in outfield
(9/26/2005) Gary Sheffield, who hit a sacrifice fly in the first, was back in right field for the first time since Sept. 7, when he injured his left thigh.
Sheffield close to return to OF
(9/25/2005) Gary Sheffield (strained left thigh) was the DH for the 12th consecutive game, but probably will return to the outfield sometime in the next few days. When he does, manager Joe Torre would like to get LF Hideki Matsui a bit of a breather by using him as the DH for a day. Sheffield has had enough of his recent role. "This is a way you could play 50 years," he said. "Just hitting is really not a whole lot of fun."
Sheffield snaps homerless drought
(9/21/2005) Gary Sheffield hit his first grand slam since May 17, 2003, for Atlanta against San Diego.
Sheffield might still see OF time
(9/20/2005) DH Gary Sheffield, playing with a strained left thigh muscle, did not rule out a return to RF this season. But he said his power is "not even close" to normal and he would definitely be on the DL if it was earlier in the season.
Sheffield to remain DH this week
(9/16/2005) Manager Joe Torre doesn't expect RF Gary Sheffield (left thigh) to play in the field until next week at the earliest.
A limited Sheff back for Yanks
(9/14/2005) Gary Sheffield returned to the lineup Tuesday night as the DH after missing the previous four games with a left thigh injury. He is not 100 percent, but the Yankees are hoping his bat can help in the late-season drive for a playoff spot. "I'm getting on top of the plate like I did last year," said Sheffield, who was slowed by a shoulder injury in 2004. "I'm just trying to compensate and make adjustments. Running, I'm pretty much about half speed. That's about all I got."
Sheffield sits again
(9/12/2005) Gary Sheffield (hamstring) was unable to play against Boston Sunday.
Sheffield doesn't 'feel too good'
(9/11/2005) RF Gary Sheffield missed his third consecutive game with a strained left thigh muscle Saturday, and it didn't sound as though he would be available Sunday for the series finale against Boston. "He didn't feel too good today, and I don't know if we'll have him," manager Joe Torre said.
Sheffield sits again Saturday
(9/10/2005) Gary Sheffield was out of the starting lineup Saturday against Boston for the third straight game with a tight left thigh, which forced him from Wednesday's game against Tampa Bay in the first inning.
Sheffield out again
(9/10/2005) Right fielder Gary Sheffield was not in the starting lineup Friday against Boston for the second straight game because of a strained left thigh muscle. Sheffield was hurt in the first inning Wednesday night, pulling up while chasing Jonny Gomes' triple to right-center. "I'm sure he's not going to wait until he's 100 percent to tell us he can play," manager Joe Torre said. "The last thing I want to do is hound him every day and say, `How does it feel?' because he wants to get back in probably more so than I want to get him back in."
(9/9/2005) RF Gary Sheffield sat out with a strained left thigh muscle. He got hurt chasing Jonny Gomes' triple Wednesday night, and desperately doesn't want to miss the Boston series this weekend. "That would be devastating to me," Sheffield said. "I should be able to come back quicker than if it was a hamstring. I'm going to get the anti-inflammatories and see how I feel tomorrow."
Sheffield nursing sore hamstring
(9/8/2005) Gary Sheffield left Wednesday night's game with tightness in his left hamstring. He pulled up while chasing Jonny Gomes' RBI triple to right-center. New York manager Joe Torre and a trainer attended to Sheffield, who tried to stretch his leg out and walk off the injury. After a few moments, he limped off the field under his own power. He is day to day. "I don't think it's that serious," Sheffield said. "If I feel good tomorrow and I feel like I'm not going to jeopardize missing games or hurt the team, I'll play. Otherwise, I'll sit down." Matt Lawton moved from left field to right, and Hideki Matsui shifted from center to left. Bernie Williams, who was not in the starting lineup, entered to play center and batted in Sheffield's No. 3 spot.
Sheffield serves 1-game suspension
(8/31/2005) New York Yankees right fielder Gary Sheffield missed Tuesday night's game against the Seattle Mariners because he was serving a one-game suspension for throwing his helmet after a call at first base. Sheffield was ejected from a June 26 game against the Mets by first base umpire CB Bucknor. He originally was suspended for two games by Major League Baseball, but had it reduced after an appeal. Sheffield was told by manager Joe Torre to stay at the team hotel and rest. Torre used Sheffield as the designated hitter on Monday night in New York's 7-4 victory.
Sheffield 'rests' with DH time
(8/30/2005) Manager Joe Torre had Gary Sheffield in RF in his original lineup for Monday night's game for a series opener with Seattle, but changed his mind and moved him to DH for the second time in three games. Torre said he thought Sheffield, who has started 116 games in RF this season, could use a night off from playing defense. It was Sheffield's 10th start at DH in 2005. "When you go out there and play day in and day out, your legs take a beating," Torre said of Sheffield, 36. "He does pretty much whatever you want him to do. I know he has no problem DHing."
Sheffield has appeal heard
(8/27/2005) Gary Sheffield had the appeal of his two-game suspension for throwing his helmet during a game against the Mets on June 26 heard Friday by John McHale Jr., an executive vice president in the commissioner's office. With the troubles of his uncle, Dwight Gooden, weighing on his mind, Sheffield doesn't want to sit out, because playing helps take his mind off things. "This is my safety net," he said. "This is what I know."
Sheffield hits in 14 straight
(8/8/2005) Gary Sheffield went 1-for-4 with an RBI against the Blue Jays Sunday.
Sheffield drives in 80th run
(7/29/2005) Gary Sheffield was 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in Thursday's game against Minnesota.
Sheffield gets rare start as DH
(7/19/2005) Gary Sheffield took a turn as the Yankees DH on Monday night, only the fifth time in his 88 starts he hasn't been in right field. Manager Joe Torre said he just wanted to give Sheffield "a little blow. It's nothing that's happened." Sheffield didn't get much of a break last week since he was at the All-Star Game. Ruben Sierra started in right.
Sheffield collects three hits
(7/15/2005) Gary Sheffield was 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, a home run and two RBI in Thursday's game at Boston.
Sheffield continues to hit well
(7/5/2005) Gary Sheffield was 2-for-4 with his 15th home run and three RBI in Tuesday's game against Baltimore. He also came across to score three runs and he stole his seventh base.
Sheffield appeals 2-game suspension
(6/30/2005) New York Yankees outfielder Gary Sheffield was suspended for two games by the commissioner's office Thursday. he was ejected after being called out at first base by umpire C.B. Bucknor in Sunday's game against the Mets at Yankee Stadium. Sheffield threw his helmet after he was called out, and replays showed he appeared to beat the throw. Bob Watson, baseball's vice president in charge of discipline, penalized him for "aggressive actions," and also fined him. The players' association filed an appeal on behalf of Sheffield, meaning the penalties will be delayed until after a hearing and a decision.
Sheffield to remain in Bronx
(6/30/2005) According to reports, Gary Sheffield has no intention of leaving the New York Yankees. "I can't sit here and blame the Yankees for other teams wanting me, so let's clear that up," Sheffield said. "I understand that. But I'm just letting you know if it happens, it becomes personal, and I'm not going to accept this because of the concessions I made."
Sheffield blasts 13th home run
(6/22/2005) Gary Sheffield was 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Wednesday's game against the Devil Rays.
Sheffield drives in seven runs
(6/21/2005) Gary Sheffield was 4-for-6 with a pair of home runs and seven RBI in Tuesday's 20-11 slugfest against the Devil Rays.
Sheffield gets some rest
(6/13/2005) Gary Sheffield received some much-needed rest during Sunday's 5-3 loss to St. Louis. "Initially, I was going to give him the last game in Milwaukee, but we were facing a lefthander," manager Joe Torre told the New York Daily News. "I promised myself I'd be more attentive to his needs."
Sheffield plays Wednesday
(6/2/2005) Gary Sheffield (hand) went 1-for-3 with a double at Kansas City Wednesday.
Sheffield gets some rest
(6/1/2005) Gary Sheffield (hand) didn't start in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to Kansas City. However, he did make an appearance as a pinch hitter.
Sheffield homers vs. Tigers
(5/25/2005) Gary Sheffield went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in Tuesday's 12-3 win over Detroit.
Sheffield returns to the lineup
(5/24/2005) Gary Sheffield (hand) is back in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Tigers.
Sheffield remains day to day
(5/24/2005) The New York Times reports Gary Sheffield had his aching left hand examined by a specialist Monday, and the Yankees later announced that an MRI was negative. He has tendinitis and his playing status is day to day, the team announced.
Sheffield sidelined Sunday
(5/22/2005) The team's official website reports Gary Sheffield missed his second straight game on Sunday due to soreness in his left hand.
Sheffield sits Saturday
(5/22/2005) Gary Sheffield was a late scratch from the lineup because of a sore left hand, the first start he's missed all season. That gave Bernie Williams a chance to play in CF. Hideki Matsui started in RF for the first time in his major league career.
Sheffield hitless vs. M's
(5/19/2005) Gary Sheffield went without a hit in Wednesday's 7-6 loss to Seattle.
Gary Sheffield goes deep
(5/12/2005) Sheffield went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI in Wednesday's 13-9 win over Seattle.
Sheffield starts on Monday
(5/10/2005) Gary Sheffield (ankle) was able to start Monday's game against the Athletics. He was 1-for-4 with a strikeout.
(5/9/2005) The Yankees' official site reports Gary Sheffield suffered a mild ankle sprain on Sunday against Oakland, but isn't expected to miss any time.
Sheffield tweaks left ankle
(5/9/2005) Gary Sheffield sprained his left ankle in Sunday's game against Oakland while making a running catch.
Yanks' Sheffield on fire
(5/3/2005) Gary Sheffield went 3-for-4 with an RBI and one run scored in Monday's 6-2 win over Tampa Bay.
Sheff keeps cookin' for Yanks
(5/1/2005) Gary Sheffield homered and drove in three runs to raise his average to .337 on the season Sunday.
Sheffield goes 3-for-4
(4/28/2005) Gary Sheffield went 3-for-4 in Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the L.A. Angels. He now boasts a seven-game hitting streak.
Sheffield goes 1-for-4
(4/27/2005) Gary Sheffield went 1-for-4 with one run scored in Tuesday's 12-4 win over the L.A. Angels of Anaheim.
Sheffield escapes discipline
(4/21/2005) Gary Sheffield won't be punished for almost scuffling with a fan at Fenway Park last week. "It just proves that I was right," he said.
No suspension for Sheffield
(4/20/2005) The New York Post reports that Gary Sheffield will not receive a suspension after his altercation with a Red Sox fan last week.
Sheffield stays hot for Yanks
(4/17/2005) Yankees OF Gary Sheffield has 10 hits in his past 20 at-bats.
Sheff gets into it with fan
(4/15/2005) Gary Sheffield was fielding a ball down the right field line in Thursday's game at Boston when a fan reached over and took a swipe at his face. Security stepped in before the situation really boiled over and Sheffield managed to maintain his composure to avoid another ugly incident between professional athletes and fans. "It could have been worse if I didn't hold my composure," Sheffield said. "I almost snapped, but the thing is I thought about the consequences. It's just a baseball game," Sheffield said. "To get punched in the mouth, you don't expect that in a baseball game."
Sheff cooks up two hits vs. Sox
(4/12/2005) Gary Sheffield went 2-for-3 for the Yankees on Monday after going 1-for-9 in his previous two games.
Sheffield has double, RBI
(4/3/2005) Gary Sheffield was 1-for-4 with a double, run scored, walk and an RBI in Sunday's regular season opener against the Red Sox.
Sheffield to hit third
(3/29/2005) Yankees manager Joe Torre has confirmed that Gary Sheffield with hit third in the batting order.
Sheffield back in the field
(3/15/2005) Gary Sheffield (hip flexor) returned to right field for Tuesday's spring game against the Marlins.
Sheffield back in action
(3/15/2005) Gary Sheffield (strained hip flexor) returned to the lineup on Monday. He was 1-for-4 as the team's designated hitter.
Sheffield out of action
(3/14/2005) The New York Daily News reports Gary Sheffield (hip) did not play this past weekend but should return to the lineup Monday, manager Joe Torre said. "If he's feeling it and thinks he needs another day, he'll get it," Torre said. "But I expect him to play."
Sheffield skips game with bad hip
(3/12/2005) Gary Sheffield missed Saturday's spring training game against Philadelphia because of a right hip flexor injury. He is also out for Sunday's game against Houston. "This is not even an issue, really," he said. "Anytime you tweak something in spring training, you don't have to play so you don't play. If it's the season, you play with this and don't even think about it." He hurt the hip running out a grounder on Thursday.
Sheffield plays on Sunday
(3/6/2005) Gary Sheffield (shoulder) was able to play in Sunday's spring game against the Reds. He was 2-for-3 with two RBI.
Sheffield out until Sunday at least
(3/4/2005) The New York Times reports that Gary Sheffield took batting practice Thursday, but felt stiffness in his shoulder, likely due to the chilly weather. He is not expected to play until Sunday.
Sheffield out early spring games
(2/26/2005) Gary Sheffield will likely sit out early exhibition games, but he is expected to be ready for the regular-season opener. Sheffield had offseason left shoulder surgery and has experienced minor discomfort in the shoulder during a pre-spring training hitting session.
Sheffield says he's fine
(2/22/2005) The New York Post reports that Gary Sheffield's shoulder feels better once again after he tweaked it last week. "He seems fine," said manager Joe Torre. "The other day he tried to do too much but that was basically all it was. There was no damage done because he is fine now. He is going to have to take maybe not as many swings as somebody who didn't have surgery."
Sheffield takes cuts, throws in OF
(2/17/2005) OF Gary Sheffield, recovering from right shoulder surgery, took 52 swings in his second day of batting practice at the Yankees' minor-league complex. He also threw in the outfield.
Early Sheffield reports promising
(2/16/2005) MLB.com reports Gary Sheffield is making good progress in his rehab after offseason shoulder surgery.
Sheffield finally has shoulder surgery
(11/30/2004) Yankees outfielder Gary Sheffield had surgery on his left shoulder Tuesday, and the team expected him to be ready for the start of spring training. Sheffield was scheduled to have arthroscopic surgery last week, but it was postponed when he had trouble traveling to Birmingham, Ala. Dr. James Andrews performed the procedure.
Sheffield to have shoulder surgery
(11/23/2004) Yankees outfielder Gary Sheffield will have arthroscopic surgery next week on his left shoulder, which didn't improve after two weeks of rehabilitation. Sheffield, second to Anaheim's Vladimir Guerrero in AL MVP voting, didn't think the rehab went well, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Monday. "It was still experiencing problems," Cashman said. Surgery on his troubling knees was deemed unnecessary.
(11/5/2004) The New York Post reports that Gary Sheffield might still have arthroscopic surgery on his shoulder, although rest and rehabilitation remain the best way to attack the injury according to a famed physician Dr. James Andrews.
Sheffield's shoulder still hurts
(10/1/2004) Gary Sheffield's left shoulder, in which he received two cortisone shots on Sept. 19, is acting up again, according to the New York Post. "It's been bothering me again, that shot didn't do much," he said. "I just have to gut it out."
Sheff returns, homers
(9/22/2004) Gary Sheffield (shoulder) returned to the lineup Tuesday against Toronto. He went 1-for-4 with a home run.
Sheffield hoping to play Tuesday
(9/21/2004) Gary Sheffield told the New York Daily News that he could still feel the two cortisone shots he received Sunday "gushing around" in his left shoulder on Monday. He hopes to return Tuesday against Toronto.
Sheff sits on Monday
(9/20/2004) Gary Sheffield (shoulder) was not in the starting lineup Monday against Toronto. He received a cortisone shot on Sunday.
Sheffield gets cortisone shots
(9/20/2004)Newsday reports that Gary Sheffield took two cortisone shots in his left shoulder after Sunday's game against Boston. "Right now, I don't have any feeling in my left arm," he said.
Sheffield puts off cortisone shots
(9/15/2004) The Yankees convinced Gary Sheffield not to have two cortisone shots in his left shoulder, according to the New York Daily News. This eliminates the risk that he would have to miss all or part of the three-game series against the rival Red Sox. "I could get it if I want, but they don't want me to," said Sheffield. "(Team physician Stuart) Hershon called and he said, 'Remember when you got the shot last time, how much pain you were in.' I ended up missing three games."
Sheffield to get more treatment
(9/14/2004) Gary Sheffield wants to get two more cortisone shots in his left shoulder, one in the front and one in the back, on Wednesday night in order to get ready for the weekend series against Boston, according to the New York Daily News. He believes having off on Thursday and half of Friday will allow him to be ready for that night's series-opening contest, although he will be risking having to sit out Friday. The last time Sheffield received cortisone, he missed a three-game series in Baltimore in June.
Sheff comes through in clutch
(9/12/2004) Gary Sheffield went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI on Sunday against Baltimore. He hit his 34th home run to break a tie game in the ninth inning and lead New York to victory.
Sheffield able to play Tuesday
(8/31/2004) Gary Sheffield (ankle) was back in the lineup on Tuesday against the Indians.
Sheff to get back in lineup
(8/30/2004) According to Newday, Gary Sheffield (ankle) is expected back in the lineup Tuesday against the Indians. He wore a soft cast on his ankle through the night. He said he was available to pinch hit on Sunday. "Since it's a fresh injury, playing on the turf is always dangerous," he said.
Sheff to miss a few games
(8/29/2004) Gary Sheffield has a sprained left ankle. X-rays were negative, but he'll probably miss a few games. "I feel pretty good. I don't have a big limp," Sheffield said. "I'll be fine. I'm walking pretty good."
Sheff comes through in clutch
(8/23/2004) Gary Sheffield went 1-for-2 with a home run and three runs scored Monday against Cleveland. He connected for a game-winning, two-run long ball with two outs in the top of the ninth inning to earn the victory.
Sheffield delays shots
(8/21/2004) The New York Daily News reports that Gary Sheffield (shoulder) will delay his cortisone shots until the Yankees' next day off, which is Aug. 30.
Sheff able to go Friday
(8/20/2004) Gary Sheffield (shoulder) remained in the starting lineup Friday against Anaheim. He will receive cortisone shots in the near future and could miss a game or two after.
Sheffield readies for shots
(8/20/2004) The New York Daily News notes that Gary Sheffield will ask Yankees doctors about getting as many as three cortisone shots in his sore left shoulder Friday. "It hurts in all three places," he said. "That's a lot, though. I dont know if anyone's gotten three shots before."
Sheff hits HRs No. 29 and 30
(8/19/2004) Gary Sheffield went 3-for-4 with two home runs and a season-high five RBI on Thursday against the Twins. He eclipsed the 30-home run mark for the seventh time in his storied career.
Sheffield won't need surgery
(8/19/2004) The New York Daily News reports that Gary Sheffield's shoulder continues to ache from bursitis, but it will not need surgery according to renowned orthopedist Dr. Frank Jobe. A month of complete rest in the offseason should heal his injury and allow him to return to spring training next season healthy.
Sheffield gets bad news on shoulder
(8/18/2004) Gary Sheffield received some bad news from orthopedist Dr. Frank Jobe on Tuesday. The doctor informed the slugger that there is a torn or badly strained muscle in Sheffield's badly aching left shoulder, as well as bursitis.
Sheffield considers another shot
(8/12/2004) The New York Daily News reports that Gary Sheffield's bursitis in his shoulder is so painful that he is thinking about getting a cortisone shot when the team returns from their nine-game road trip on Aug. 20.
Sheffield hitless on Wednesday
(8/12/2004) Gary Sheffield (shoulder) was 0-for-2 with three walks in Wednesday's game at Texas.
Sheffield might not play Wednesday
(8/11/2004) The New York Daily News reports that Gary Sheffield's inflamed shoulder caused him to leave Tuesday's game at Texas in the eighth inning. He is considering taking another cortisone shot in his shoulder and he might be held out of Wednesday's contest.
Sheffield's shoulder still hurts
(8/2/2004) Gary Sheffield has decided to avoid having a second cortisone injection in his ailing left shoulder until September, according to the New York Daily News. "If I can make it until September, I'm hoping that shot will help me finish the season and then play the playoffs," he said. "I'm just going to try to play through it as long as I can." Sheffield says the shoulder hurts him most in the field, but it also makes it nearly impossible for him to check his swing.
Sheff’s shoulder barking
(7/21/2004) Gary Sheffield continues to have problems with his left shoulder, nearly a month after he was given a cortisone shot to alleviate what was diagnosed as bursitis.
Sheff goes deep, drives in three
(7/18/2004) Gary Sheffield went 3-for-5 with his 17th home run Saturday against the Tigers. He drove in three runs in the victory.
(7/5/2004) Gary Sheffield went 1-for-3 with his 13th home run on Monday against Detroit. He scored a pair of runs, as well.
Sheffield playing with pain
(7/1/2004) Gary Sheffield told the New York Daily News that his left shoulder hurts when he is sleeping, driving a car or following through on a swing. However, he said he will continue to play the rest of the season in pain, even if he needs offseason surgery. "If I can't hurt it no worse, then I'll play," Sheffield said. "I just never consider sitting out of the lineup. They pay me a lot of money ($13 million per year) to not sit and watch."
Sheffield will need surgery
(6/30/2004) Gary Sheffield anticipates having to undergo offseason surgery on his injured shoulder. "I am going to need surgery after the season," Sheffield told the New York Post Tuesday. "This isn't bursitis. This feels like something worse."
Sheffield back on Tuesday
(6/29/2004) Gary Sheffield (shoulder) is back in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Red Sox.
Sheffield should play Tuesday
(6/29/2004) The New York Post reports that Gary Sheffield (shoulder) is expected to be in the lineup against Boston Tuesday. He wanted a second cortisone shot, but then decided against it.
Sheffield might take another shot
(6/28/2004)Newsday reports that Gary Sheffield felt enough pain in his left shoulder that he might take his second cortisone shot in six days.
Sheffield gets the gate
(6/28/2004) Gary Sheffield was ejected from the second game of a doubleheader on Sunday after four innings for arguing balls and strikes.
Sheffield returns with a bang
(6/26/2004) Gary Sheffield (shoulder) went 1-for-2 with his 11th home run against the Mets Saturday.
Sheffield not in lineup Friday
(6/25/2004) Gary Sheffield (shoulder) was not in the starting lineup Friday against the Mets. Bobby Crosby started in right field for him.
Sheffield hopes to play Friday
(6/25/2004)Newsday reports that Gary Sheffield (shoulder) too three rounds of batting practice Thursday and he said he hopes he can play against the Mets Friday. "I can tolerate a certain amount of pain," he said.
Sheffield out again Thursday
(6/25/2004) Gary Sheffield (shoulder) was unavailable again for Thursday's game at Baltimore.
Sheffield likely out Thursday
(6/24/2004) The New York Daily News reports that Gary Sheffield (shoulder) wasn't feeling much better and will likely sit at Baltimore Thursday. Manager Joe Torre hopes he can take batting practice Thursday.
Sheffield misses another
(6/23/2004) Gary Sheffield (shoulder) missed his second straight game on Wednesday at Baltimore.
Sheffield won't go on DL
(6/23/2004) The New York Daily News reports that Gary Sheffield (bursitis in left shoulder) might miss some games, but is not a candidate for the 15-day disabled list. "To not be able to raise your arm is cause for concern," he said. The injury likely occurred in the June 1-3 series against Baltimore.
Sheffield unable to play
(6/23/2004) The team's official website reports Gary Sheffield did not start Tuesday's game at Baltimore due to "slight bursitis in his left shoulder."
Sheffield back in the lineup
(6/8/2004) Gary Sheffield (knee, stomach virus) is back in the starting lineup on Tuesday against Colorado.
Sheffield set to play Tuesday
(6/8/2004) The New York Daily News reports that Gary Sheffield (stomach virus) will likely play against Colorado Tuesday. "I think Shef'll be fine for (Tuesday)," said general manager Brian Cashman. He was named the American League player of the week after hitting .563 with three homers and seven RBI.
Sheffield rested on Sunday
(6/6/2004) Gary Sheffield was not in the starting lineup on Sunday due to soreness in his right knee.
Sheffield hits in 10 straight
(6/5/2004) Gary Sheffield went 3-for-3 with two home runs on Friday. He is hitting .419 (18-for-43) in his current 10-game-hitting streak.
Sheffield all hit, no field
(6/4/2004) Gary Sheffield (knees) was used as the designated hitter for the second game in a row against Baltimore Thursday. He went 2-for-3 with two RBI.
Sheffield catches fire at DH
(5/27/2004) The New York Daily News reports that Gary Sheffield had a homer and four three singles with six RBI from the designated hitter spot at Baltimore Wednesday.
Sheffield limited to DH duties
(5/26/2004) Gary Sheffield made his first start of the season at designated hitter Tuesday at Baltimore. Yankees manager Joe Torre said Sheffield's knee is "barking," but indicated that the slugger would return to the field on Wednesday. The New York Daily News reports that his reasons for his struggles this season is that American League pitchers are worse than National League pitchers. "When I face tough pitchers, that's when I'm at my best," he said. "When I face guys who I know should never get me out, those are the hardest guys for me to be facing."
Sheffield fine Wednesday
(5/20/2004) The New York Daily News reports that Gary Sheffield's rib cage is feeling better. "There's some tightness in there, but it's all right. I slept," he said. "It's part of the job." Sheffield said the muscles began to spasm on his ride back to the team's hotel Tuesday, but eventually subsided after being iced.
Sheffield able to play
(5/20/2004) Gary Sheffield (ribs) was in the starting lineup in right field on Wednesday at Anaheim.
Sheffield strains ribcage
(5/19/2004)Newsday reports that Gary Sheffield hurt his ribcage after diving into the stands to catch a popup. He remained in the game but the injury affected him in later at-bats. He finished 0-for-4.
(5/12/2004) The New York Daily News reports that Gary Sheffield's home run shortage will not affect his spot in the lineup for the time being. "I think he's probably a little impatient with the lack of home runs," said manager Joe Torre. The manager noted that he does not plan on moving Sheffield out of the No. 5 spot in the batting order.
Sheffield blasts first homer
(4/6/2004) Gary Sheffield was 1-for-4 with his first home run as a member of the Yankees and two RBI on Tuesday at Tampa Bay.
Sheffield returns to lineup
(3/13/2004) Gary Sheffield (thumb) was used as a designated hitter Friday against Houston Friday. He had an RBI single in his first at-bat.
Sheffield could return this week
(3/9/2004) Gary Sheffield had his thumb examined on Tuesday and will resume playing later this week, according to the New York Daily News. He has a torn ligament, but the injury will not require surgery. Based on the hand specialists evaluation today, all the information provided MRIs, X-rays, Garys history, an onsite evaluation of his hand the recommendation right now was that surgery wasnt actually necessary, but it still remains an option, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said.
Sheffield out 2-3 months?
(3/8/2004) Gary Sheffield could be sidelined up to three months because of an injured right thumb. Sheffield was hurt in a spring training game Saturday against Toronto. At first, the Yankees thought the injury was just a bruise. But after an MRI exam Sunday, the team decided to send him to Dr. Melvin Rosenwasser, a hand expert in New York. "Now I'm officially worried about it," general manager Brian Cashman said.
Sheffield has MRI on thumb
(3/8/2004) Gary Sheffield (thumb) had an MRI on Sunday, although the team continues to downplay the severity of his injury. "It's not something we're holding our breath about," manager Joe Torre said.
Sheffield jams thumb Saturday
(3/7/2004) Gary Sheffield jammed his right thumb on Saturday attempting to chase down a hit against Toronto. "Just a little sore. Other than that it's fine," Sheffield said. "It's no big deal." He was able to remain the game, but he sat on Sunday.
Sheffield move to third not serious
(2/11/2004) The potential move of Gary Sheffield to third base to replace the injured Aaron Boone never really was a serious consideration for him or the Yankees, according to the New York Daily News. "I think that whole thing was a situation more so of (Yanks radio announcer) Charley Steiner putting me on the spot, kind of making fun of the situation that Boone is down and that I played third when I first came up," Sheffield said. "He asked me would I be willing to go back? Like I've always done in the past, I said I was willing to move positions to make it work for the team."
Sheffield working at third
(2/4/2004)Newsday reports Gary Sheffield is taking grounders at third base at the Yankees' minor-league complex.
Sheffield back to the infield?
(2/1/2004) Gary Sheffield has told the Yankees he would move to third base due to Aaron Boone's knee injury. "It's awesome that he stepped up, but it's not being considered at this time," general manager Brian Cashman told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Sheffield officially joins Yankees
(12/15/2003) Gary Sheffield has reportedly agreed to a three-year deal with New York Saturday, after he dropped his demand for more money.
Sheffield not offered arbitration
(12/8/2003) The Braves did not offer Sheffield arbitration by Sunday's midnight deadline.
Sheffield to sign with Yankees
(12/1/2003) Several reports indicate that the Yankees will sign Gary Sheffield to a three-year contract, to be announced sometime Tuesday. However, his adviser, Rufus Williams, told the New York Daily News that nothing has been finalized. "There are a lot of things that could happen and we're still talking with several teams," said Williams. "Gary is positive on the Yankees and positive on the Braves, and there are a few other teams that have expressed some interest, too. There is no rush, because this is a big decision for Gary. It's not the first one in who gets the deal done, it's the first one with the best offer."
Sheffield likely to become a Yankee
(11/20/2003) Gary Sheffield is expected to become the Yankees' next right fielder, according to the North Jersey Record. He has a close relationship with Dwight Gooden, a Yankees advisor, and has a career-long wish to play in New York.
Sheffield returns for NLDS Game 5
(10/6/2003) Gary Sheffield returned from a hand injury in time for Sunday's National League Division Series Game 5 against the Cubs. He went 1-for-4 with an RBI, the Braves' only one of the game.
Sheffield sits out NLDS Game 4
(10/4/2003) Gary Sheffield was out of the starting lineup for Saturday's National League Division Series Game 4 due to a sore left hand. He was hit by a pitch in the sixth inning of Friday's Game 3.
Sheffield's leg fine
(9/2/2003) The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Gary Sheffield dodged a bullet Monday in New York after jamming his right leg in the turf attempting a sliding catch in the fourth inning. He remained in the game, and said his leg wouldn't require additional treatment.
Gary Sheffield gets ejected
(8/23/2003) Sheffield was thrown out of Friday's game at Colorado in the first inning for arguing a called third strike.
Sheffield pushes streak to 24
(8/21/2003) Gary Sheffield went 3-for-4 with a steal and a run scored at San Francisco on Wednesday. His hitting streak was extended to 24 games.
Sheffield extends hit streak
(8/18/2003) Gary Sheffield was 1-for-3 with a solo home run on Monday against Arizona.
Gary Sheffield goes 3-for-3
(8/11/2003) Sheffield was 3-for-3 with a home run and two RBI on Sunday at St. Louis.
Sheffield has sore thumb
(7/24/2003) The Athens Banner-Herald reports that Gary Sheffield has a sore right thumb that he injured sliding into third base on July 10 at Chicago. Team doctors say it is a deep bruise that will take three to six weeks to heal. "I still can't use my hand like I want," Sheffield said. "I can still swing the bat, but there have been times I hit the ball square and still have it hurt."
Sheffield slams two home runs
(7/19/2003) Gary Sheffield went 5-for-5 with two home runs, four RBI and four runs scored, against the Mets on Friday.
Sheffield out of the lineup
(6/23/2003) Gary Sheffield was given the day off on Sunday after being struck in the face on Saturday. He inadvertently hit in the face by teammate Marcus Giles while on defense. "I feel fine," Sheffield said. "I was ready to play, but I was scheduled to get the day off."
Sheffield is a road warrior
(6/11/2003) The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Gary Sheffield entered Tuesday's game at Oakland hitting .441 on the road. No one else in the majors is hitting above .374.
(5/25/2003) Gary Sheffield had a 12-game hitting streak snapped, going 0-for-4. He was robbed of a hit in the fourth inning on a diving catch by Mets' 3B Ty Wigginton, who turned it into a double play.
Sheffield reveals past surgery
(5/21/2003) The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Gary Sheffield has never mentioned it before, but a minor surgical procedure on both knees this past winter has helped his performance. "The main thing is, I don't have any pain in the batter's box. I can get in my squat with power," Sheffield said.
Sheffield wins weekly award
(5/20/2003) Gary Sheffield was named NL Player of the Week after driving in 12 runs and going 12-for-26 with two homers in seven road games. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution notes he is hitting .479 on the road. "Best hitter in baseball right now," manager Bobby Cox said.
Sheffield plays on Monday
(5/13/2003) Gary Sheffield (forearm) was in the starting lineup on Monday. "The way we're playing, I just don't want to miss any games," Sheffield told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Sheffield to sit Monday?
(5/12/2003) The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says Gary Sheffield (forearm) is questionable for Monday's game. "He got hit hard and has a huge knot there," Bobby Cox said. "It looks like it will be one of those day-to-day things."
Sheffield leaves Sunday's game
(5/12/2003) Gary Sheffield left Sunday's game as a precaution after he was hit by a pitch in the forearm in the third inning. "It's swollen and sore," said trainer Jeff Porter.
Sheffield returns for Atlanta
(5/7/2003) Gary Sheffield (bereavement) was reinstated on Tuesday night. He was in the starting lineup and he finished 0-for-4.
Sheffield placed on bereavement list
(5/4/2003) Gary Sheffield was placed on the bereavement list Saturday. The team recalled Ryan Langerhans from Double-A Greenville to replace him.
Sheffield has four-hit night
(5/1/2003) Gary Sheffield was 4-for-4 with four runs scored, a walk and three RBI on Wednesday. He also stole his fifth base of the season.
Sheffield extends hitting streak to 16
(4/20/2003) Gary Sheffield was 1-for-4 on Saturday to extend his hitting streak to 16 games.
Sheffield hits first home run
(4/6/2003) Gary Sheffield hit his first home run of the season on Sunday. He was 1-for-3 with two runs, two walks and two RBI.
Sheffield OK after hard landing
(3/31/2003) Sheffield gave the Braves a scare in the opening inning Monday when he crashed into the fence. Sheffield landed hard on his right shoulder, but stayed in the game.
(9/7/2002) Sheffield returned from a nine-game layoff Friday and went 1-for-3 with a walk. He was sidelined with a sprained thumb. The injury wasn't a factor Friday.
(9/5/2002) Sheffield was swinging a bat in the dugout during Tuesday's game, lobbying for a pinch-hitting appearance. Manager Bobby Cox told him to sit down. Cox said he won't play Sheffield (sprained left thumb) until a weekend series against Montreal.
(9/3/2002) Sheffield, who's been out for a week with a sprained right thumb, took batting practice before Monday's game. Though he hit one pitch into the seats, he likely will be held out until Friday's game against Montreal. "They told me not to swing that hard, but I cut loose one time and hit it out of the park," Sheffield said. "It's encouraging to know that I can let it go and it doesn't hurt."
(8/29/2002) Sheffield left the Braves Wednesday to have his sprained left thumb examined in Atlanta. Sheffield, hurt during batting practice Tuesday, will be out at least a week. Darren Bragg will start in his absence and is an adequate replacement in NL-only leagues.
(8/28/2002) Sheffield was a last-minute scratch for Tuesday night's game in Pittsburgh because of an injured left thumb. Sheffield hurt the thumb during pregame batting practice and is day to day. Sheffield was replaced in the lineup by Darren Bragg.
(8/14/2002) As expected, Sheffield started in Tuesday's game. His status was somewhat in doubt because of a sore left wrist. Keep Sheffield in your lineup. The wrist didn't seem to bother him. He went 2-for-3 in Tuesday's game.
(8/12/2002) Sheffield left Sunday's game after aggravating a wrist injury. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that he expects to play in Tuesday's game.
(6/2/2002) Sheffield drove in five runs with two homers on Saturday. He is clearly recovered from a recent hamstring injury.
(6/1/2002) Sheffield returned to the Braves' starting lineup Friday and started once again on Saturday. He had been sidelined for most of the week because of a hamstring injury, but it appears that it is safe to get him back in your lineup.
(5/31/2002) Sheffield missed his seventh straight start on Thursday with a sore hamstring. His status is day to day.
(5/30/2002) Sheffield remained unavailable to start on Wednesday because of a hamstring injury, but did appear as a pinch hitter and a drew a walk. He has pinch hit in two consecutive games, and his status is day to day.
(5/29/2002) Sheffield, sidelined with a pulled left hamstring on Tuesday, hobbled off the bench to draw a bases-loaded walk as a pinch-hitter. Sheffield immediately left for pinch-runner Jesse Garcia. He has missed five consecutive starts and his status remains day to day. Darren Bragg has started at right field in his place.
(5/27/2002) Sheffield missed his fourth straight game Monday with a strained hamstring. He remains day to day, and Darren Bragg continues to get the bulk of the playing time in his absence.
(5/27/2002) Sheffield missed his fourth straight game Sunday against Cincinnati with a strained hamstring. He remains day to day, and Darren Bragg continues to get the bulk of the playing time in his absence.
(5/26/2002) Sheffield, who missed three straight starts with a slightly sprained left hamstring, pinch-hit in the seventh inning of Saturday's game and grounded out. It appears that Sheffield is healthy enough to hit, but his injured hamstring is hindering his ability to play the field. For that reason, the Braves might keep him out of the starting lineup next week. Consider reserving him if you have a solid backup.
(5/25/2002) Sheffield missed Friday's game with a hamstring injury. Darren Bragg started in his place, and Sheffield's status is day to day.
(5/24/2002)The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says the Braves don't think Sheffield's hamstring injury is serious. He has a mild left hamstring pull and he might return to action during the weekend.
(5/23/2002) Sheffield left Wednesday's game in the fourth inning after he pulled his left hamstring while running out a grounder. he was replaced by Darren Bragg. "When I reached for the ball, I felt it a little bit, but once I started running full-speed I felt it more so I kind of slowed down and protected it," Sheffield said. "It started grabbing when I stopped but it didn't hurt me that much." Sheffield will be examined by the team's medical staff in Atlanta on Thursday.
(5/3/2002) Sheffield's injured wrist is almost completely healed, but he is still struggling at the plate. In fact, the slugger is hitless in his last 28 at-bats. "I got in some bad habits," Sheffield told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "It isn't going to hurt me if I swing the bat. I'm chasing balls I normally don't chase. But once I get my swing and mechanics right, the rest is history." Despite his recent hardships, Sheffield is too good for Fantasy owners to reserve.
(4/30/2002) Sheffield (wrist) played in Tuesday's game against Milwaukee. He went hitless in three at-bats in Atlanta's 4-3 loss to the Brewers.
(4/29/2002)The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says Sheffield (wrist) took batting practice on Sunday. He is expected to start on Tuesday.
(4/28/2002) Sheffield, who missed his sixth straight game with a sprained left wrist on Saturday, isn't scheduled to return to the lineup until Tuesday. B.J. Surhoff is also injured, so the Braves likely will put Mark DeRosa in right field on Sunday.
(4/27/2002) Sheffield (wrist) missed Friday's game. B.J. Surhoff replaced Sheffield in right field and Wes Helms started at first base. His injury has hindered him for over a week now and might result in a stint on the disabled list if it doesn't improve. Reserve him next week if he doesn't play during the weekend.
(4/26/2002) Sheffield (wrist) missed Thursday's game against Arizona. B.J. Surhoff replaced Sheffield in right field and Wes Helms started at first base. Sheffield had his second cortisone shot on Tuesday, but is still unsure of when he'll return. "I'm not even going to guess," Sheffeld told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "I don't want to be disappointed again." Consider reserving Sheffield for the upcoming week if he doesn't play over the weekend. His injury has hindered him for over a week now and might result in a stint on the disabled list if it doesn't improve.
(4/25/2002) Sheffield missed his third consecutive game Wednesday because of a sprained left wrist. B.J. Surhoff replaced Sheffield in right field and Wes Helms started at first base. Consider reserving Sheffield for the upcoming week if he doesn't play over the weekend. His injury has hindered him for over a week now and might result in a stint on the disabled list if it doesn't improve.
(4/24/2002) Sheffield missed Tuesday's game against the Florida Marlins due to a sore wrist. Sheffield was replaced in right field by B.J. Surhoff and is listed as day to day. He is not expected to go on the disabled list, but his wrist did require another cortisone shot. Don't expect him to be too productive in his first few games back. "This is my bread and butter -- my wrists and hands," Sheffield told the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "If I don't have that, I don't have nothing."
(4/23/2002) Sheffield missed Monday's game against the Florida Marlins due to a sore wrist. Sheffield was replaced in right field by B.J. Surhoff and is listed as day to day.
(4/22/2002) Sheffield is back in action, but don't expect to get a lot of power numbers from him this week. He is still suffering from a sprained left wrist and is hitless in his last 17 at-bats. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that he is even swinging a lighter bat now, using a 31-ounce bat instead of his usual 34-ounce stick.
(4/21/2002) Sheffield returned to the lineup Saturday after missing three games with a sore wrist. He went 0-for-4, and you should activate him immediately if you reserved him due to the injury.
(4/20/2002) Sheffield missed Friday's game against the Florida Marlins due to a sore wrist. Sheffield, who was replaced in right field by B.J. Surhoff, remains day to day.
(4/17/2002) Sheffield missed his second consecutive game on Wednesday with a sprained left wrist. B.J. Surhoff started in his place in right field for the second consecutive day.
(4/17/2002) Sheffield missed Tuesday's game against the New York Mets due to a sore wrist. Sheffield, who was replaced in right field by B.J. Surhoff, is listed as day to day.
(4/13/2002) Sheffield played in Friday's game despite suffering from a sore shin. He went 1-for-3 in the game.
(4/12/2002) Sheffield left Thursday's game after being hit in the right shin with a pitch. His current status is day to day.
(1/15/2002) Sheffield has been traded to the Braves for Brian Jordan and pitcher Odalis Perez. Sheffield had been a subject of trade rumors for almost a year. His Fantasy value should remain about the same in Atlanta. He hit .311 with 36 homers and 100 RBI for the Dodgers.
(1/2/2002) Sheffield's trade demands are back, according to the Los Angeles Times. Sheffield, infuriated by reports that GM Dan Evans initiated trade talks with the A's and Blue Jays, either wants a deal or assurances that he'll remain a Dodger for the remainder of his contract. "I don't want to be with an organization that constantly tells me one thing and then does another," he said.
(12/7/2001) Oakland, according to sources, is engaging Toronto and Los Angeles in talks for a three-way trade. The deal would send Sheffield and pitchers Mike Trombley and Luke Prokopec to the Athletics from Los Angeles, closer Billy Koch to the Dodgers from Toronto, outfielder Jermaine Dye to the Dodgers from Oakland and pitcher Eric Gagne to Toronto from the Dodgers as well as another unidentified player to Toronto from the A's.
(9/10/2001) Sheffield was out of the starting lineup Sunday, suffering from a migraine headache. He will be evaluated on a daily basis.
(8/24/2001) Sheffield said he's no longer suffering dizzy spells, which he complained about earlier in the week. "It was just fatigue and dehydration, but I'm starting to find my groove again," he said.
(8/18/2001) Dodgers physician Dr. Michael Mellman said he could not find what caused Sheffield to faint at home after Wednesday night's 13-1 victory over Montreal. Sheffield also complained of dizziness and fatigue. The left fielder missed Thursday's game and spent the night in the hospital, where he underwent extensive tests before being released five hours prior to Friday's game, in which he hit a three-run HR. He will undergo more tests on Aug. 20, an off day for the Dodgers. Keep Sheffield in your lineup for now.
(8/17/2001) Sheffield missed Thursday's game against Montreal after experiencing fatigue and dizziness Wednesday night. He underwent tests but results were not revealed, and he was kept overnight at the hospital. Sheffield is listed as day to day, and if he doesn't play this weekend you might want to consider reserving him for the upcoming week.
(6/9/2001) Sheffield was activated from the 15-day disabled list by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday. The slugger, who has been out of action since May 24 due to a torn ligament in his left index finger, should be placed back into your starting lineup when your league's next roster changes occur.
(6/8/2001) Sheffield, on the disabled list since May 28 with a sprained ligament in his left finger, should be activated in time for Friday's game provided he doesn't have any setbacks during batting practice. Manager Jim Tracy has been encouraged by Sheffield's showing in batting practice this week.
(6/7/2001) Sheffield took batting practice for the second consecutive day Wednesday, and is eligible to come off the disabled list on Friday. He will take batting practice again on Thursday, and if he indeed plays over the weekend, you should get him back into your active lineup for the upcoming week.
(6/6/2001) Sheffield might be activated from the disabled list on June 8. He took batting practice for the first time during his rehabilitation program Tuesday and pleased manager Jim Tracy with his performance. "He seemed to be fine," Tracy told the L.A. Times. "I'm hopeful."
(6/5/2001) Sheffield will take batting practice, and if he reports no pain, he might be activated by June 8, says the Los Angeles Times. "[Los Angeles medical staffers] made a pad to set on the bat in the area his finger gets irritated and it worked out extremely well," Jim Tracy said. "Depending on [today], he possibly could be ready for us on Friday."
(5/29/2001) The Dodgers placed Sheffield on the 15-day disabled list Monday, retroactive to May 24, with torn ligaments in his left index finger. He is eligible to be activated in time for the Dodgers' interleague series against Anaheim on June 8, but says he might be out as long as a month. Reserve Sheffield for now and give some consideration to picking up Marquis Grissom, who stands to see regular playing time in his absence.
(5/29/2001) The Dodgers on Monday placed Sheffield on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 24, with a sprained ligament in his left index finger. Marquis Grissom will play left field whiel Sheffield misses at least a week of playing time, To take Sheffield's spot on the roster, the Dodgers activated infielder Tim Bogar from the disabled list.
(5/27/2001) Sheffield revealed Saturday he has a torn ligament in his left index finger, but remained on the active roster. He will sit out at least another week while wearing an apparatus to stimulate blood flow in the finger. Marquis Grissom should see more playing time while Sheffield is out, and responded to the opportunity by homering twice on Saturday.
(5/25/2001) Sheffield might be placed on the disabled list after an MRI taken Thursday revealed that he has a badly sprained left index finger. The Dodgers are expected to decide Friday whether to disable him, so you'll want to reserve him for the upcoming week if so. We recommend you bench Sheffield for now unless he plays at all over the weekend.
(5/21/2001) Sheffield is hitting just 2-for-23 (.087) during the Dodgers' road trip. Don't let the cold spell fool you. Sheffield should still finish with outstanding numbers this year.
(4/30/2001) Sheffield missed the Dodgers' weekend series against Philadelphia due to a sprained left finger. He is listed as day to day and is available for pinch-hitting duty for the time being.
(4/27/2001) Sheffield was scratched from Thursday's game against Pittsburgh with a swollen left index finger. He suffered the injury in Wednesday's game and is listed as day to day. Expect Marquis Grissom to play in any games Sheffield is unable to go.
(3/20/2001) The Dodgers have officially taken Sheffield off the market and he will open the season in left field for Los Angeles. With the distractions behind him, Sheffield should continue to post his usual strong numbers.
(3/12/2001) Sheffield withdrew his trade request on Saturday, saying "it's time to just focus on the game and helping my teammates who depend on me." While this suggests he should open the season as a Dodger, this by no means assures that he won't be traded. The Dodgers have only been holding back on dealing Sheffield because they are looking for the right package.
(3/8/2001) The Los Angeles Times reported Thursday that Sheffield has amended his no-trade list in order to help the Dodgers more easily deal him before Opening Day. He now can be traded to any team but Baltimore, Boston, Cleveland, Colorado, Detroit, Oakland, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Seattle. The Dodgers are hopeful they can trade Sheffield soon, so expect him to be with another team in the coming weeks, especially considering this situation clearly has affected his on-field performance - he's hitless in seven spring at-bats. He may struggle to repeat his solid numbers if he stays in Los Angeles.
(3/2/2001) Sheffield says that if he hasn't been traded by the Dodgers before Tuesday, he will have more to say about his ongoing contract situation. "I've got something that's going on Tuesday, it's not something that's going to damage this organization," he said on Friday. "I won't say anything negative, I'm just going to speak the truth." Dodgers manager Jim Tracy says that Sheffield will not make his first exhibition appearance until Sunday, although the outfielder says he is ready to play already. Something has got to give in Los Angeles - we're souring on Sheffield's Fantasy value as long as he remains an unhappy Dodger, although we don't think he's going to be traded this quickly. He'd be a lot better pick playing for another solid offensive team.
(2/23/2001) It's looking more and more like Sheffield is guaranteed to be traded before Opening Day, as he has made several negative comments about Dodger management and players over the past few days. He is expected to report to spring training early next week, although don't count on him breaking camp with the Dodgers. Sheffield is a great Fantasy player, so expect him to post solid numbers wherever he ends up.
(2/21/2001) There hasn't been much movement on the Sheffield trade talks as of yet, and it may be some time before he is traded, if he is at all before Opening Day. The Dodgers were already rejected by the Mets, from whom they requested Edgardo Alfonzo or Mike Piazza in return, and the Braves, from whom they asked Javy Lopez in exchange. They also have reportedly been involved in talks with the Cubs in a three-way trade that would bring Sammy Sosa to Los Angeles. The longer this situation plays out, the more likely it will drag on into the season, potentially causing distractions that could hurt Sheffield and the other Dodgers players' production.
(2/20/2001) Sheffield has asked the Dodgers to trade him after he couldn't reach an agreement on a contract extension over the weekend. He has listed the New York Yankees, New York Mets and Atlanta Braves, as well as 17 other teams, as teams to which he would be willing to accept a trade. The Dodgers are hoping to meet Sheffield's request, and have already begun discussions with several teams. We don't expect many teams will be willing to meet Los Angeles' asking price of an equivalent major-league hitter, however. Sheffield could post big numbers in a stronger lineup and less pitcher-friendly ballpark, but don't be surprised if he's a Dodger come Opening Day.
(9/27/2000) Sheffield homered and scored two runs in his return to the starting lineup Monday. He had been sidelined for most of the past week due to a stiff back. The home run was his 42nd of the season, but it was only the second time he has homered since August 19.
(9/20/2000) Sheffield returned to the lineup Monday but sat out Tuesday's game. He is suffering from a stiff lower back and will play off and on for the next week.
(9/18/2000) Gary Sheffield missed his second straight game Sunday because of stiffness in his lower back. Chris Donnels replaced Sheffield in left.
(8/30/2000) After serving his five-game suspension Sheffield is still quite sick with the flu and won't join L.A. on the current road trip. Apparently, this bug is nasty enough to potentially cost Sheffield another week or more out of the lineup. In his absence, expect Tom Goodwin to get extra time in the lineup.
(8/25/2000) Sheffield missed Tuesday's game as a result of the flu but he sat out the last two games as part of his five-game suspension. He is serving the suspension for his actions in the Dodgers' May 16 brawl with the fans at Wrigley Field.
(8/23/2000) Sheffield is suffering from the flu. He missed Tuesday's game and is questionable for Wednesday's contest. Sheffield is second in the major leagues for homers with 40.
(8/8/2000) Sheffield, who sat out Sunday night's game because of a sprained right thumb, returned to the lineup and was 0-for-4. The Dodgers are 0-5 when Sheffield isn't in the starting lineup.
(8/3/2000) Sheffield was 2-for-4 Wednesday with a RBI and a run scored. He leads the majors with 34 homers but has not hit one in his last nine games.
(7/21/2000) Sheffield is one of the hottest hitters in baseball right now. He hit his major league leading 33rd HR of the season Thursday against Colorado. Sheffield was named the National League "Player of the Week" for last week. He has six homers since the All-Star break.
(5/25/2000) Is expected to be out of the lineup until some time this weekend with an ankle sprain. X-rays on the ankle were negative, so the DL is unlikely to be required.
(5/24/2000) Was carried off the field Monday in the 10th inning with an ankle injury, and did not play last night. Sheffield injured the ankle breaking up a double play, and had started every LA game before last night. Geronimo Berroa will most likely start in place of Sheffield in the OF, until either Devon White returns from the DL or Sheffield's ankle improves.
(5/23/2000) Sheffield was carried off the field Monday night after spraining his ankle in the 11th inning of Los Angeles' 4-3 win over the Reds.
(4/12/2000) Sheffield, who appeared headed for the disabled list after severely spraining his right ankle, was in the club's starting lineup on Tuesday.
(4/9/2000) Left the game in the 2nd inning Saturday after spraining his right ankle. Sheffield landed awkwardly attempting to field a drive on the warning track. Precautionary x-rays were negative, but he'll be re-examined today.
(3/20/2000) Suffered a deep cut on his pinky finger and a badly bruised ring finger while sliding headfirst into third base. Concerned about further aggravating his injured left hand, Sheffield doesn't plan to play much, if at all, in LA's remaining 11 exhibition games in Florida. He may play in the final two exhibition games against Toronto at SkyDome, to regain his timing.
(6/22/1999) Gary Sheffield returned to the Dodgers lineup last night after sitting out the last four games with a sore right knee.
(6/20/1999) An inflamed right knee has Gary Sheffield on the bench the last three games. He will have his knee reexamined on Monday. Sheffield is always good for a stint or two on the DL every year.
(5/28/1999) Sheffield is healthy now, and is currently on a seven-game hitting streak. He is displaying more consistency than he did last season, but injuries always seem to be a factor with this slugger.
(5/6/1999) Sheffield is back from injury and seems to be playing well. He went 6-for-14 in the most recent series against Montreal with 7 RBIs. He had two homers May 5th, so there's no question his power is still there. Owners should definitely have him back in their lineup, but keep a close watch on him as injuries are becoming a regular occurance.
(4/9/1999) Sheffield will miss a game or two because of stiffness in his lower back. If you really thought Sheffield would play 162 games you were kidding yourself. This injury will keep him out a game or two. Expect more of the same as the year progresses
(1/9/1999) Sheffield may never match the numbers of his monster 1996 season (42 homers, 120 RBI). He could perform very well over a full schedule in Los Angeles, and is capable of hitting 30 homers and driving in 100-plus RBI if he stays healthy. Sheffield stole 22 bases last year, the second-highest total of his career, and will easily score 90-plus runs if he can avoid injuries and make more than 500 plate appearances. Sheffield is not a Fantasy superstar, yet he is very valuable in many categories,