Mariano Rivera got an ovation in a Boston steakhouse


FOX Sports broadcaster Kenny Albert was on hand for this on Saturday night:

Mo has tallied 57 of his 639 career saves against the Red Sox — his third-most saves against any one team, trailing only the Orioles (76) and Rays (63). But when you carry yourself with great dignity and class and you dominate for as long as Rivera has, people — even rival fans — tend to gain an appreciation.

The Yankees and Red Sox will wrap up a three-game series at Fenway Park on Sunday night.

Jeff Samardzija to undergo MRI on right shoulder

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Giants starter Jeff Samardzija will undergo an MRI on his ailing right shoulder, according to NBC Sports Bay Area. The right-hander struggled in a minor league game on Wednesday, surrendering a pair of home runs and hitting a batter. Overall this spring, Samardzija has given up 15 runs (13 earned) on 17 hits (six homers) and seven walks with seven strikeouts in 11 innings.

This may mean Samardzija won’t be ready for the start of the regular season. Derek Holland would likely replace Samardzija in the rotation. Holland had been competing for the No. 5 spot in the Giants’ rotation.

Samardzija led the National League in losses last season with 15, also posting a 4.42 ERA with a 205/32 K/BB ratio in a league-high 207 2/3 innings. Since becoming a starter, Samardzija has been able to avoid injury, making 32 or 33 starts in each of the last five seasons.