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Newark Star-Ledger

Yankees' Brett Gardner: Rays benefited from Wil Myers' cheating

Myers' ruse led to Gardner being held to a double, the Yankee believes

The LoHud Yankees Blog | Journal News

Postgame notes: “That was a moment, right there”

Dean Anna is the backup to Derek Jeter. He’s the guy who was picked to pitch in a blowout yesterday, and he was not supposed to be in the lineup today. The Rays would obviously rather pitch to him with the bases loaded than face Jacoby Ellsbury with runners at the corners. “I kind of […]The post Postgame notes: “That was a moment, right there” appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

MASN Sports

Hardy injures hamstring - School of Roch

BOSTON - Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy left tonight's game after the sixth inning with a strained right hamstring. He's listed as day to day. Hardy apparently suffered the injury while running the bases in the top of the fifth. He...

Yankees Blog | ESPN New York

Long walk to glory for Anna

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- If you didn't know better, you might be tempted to believe Joe Maddon thought Dean Anna really was a pitcher. After all, the last time Maddon saw him, Anna was inducing David DeJesus to pop up a 55-mph nothingball to end the eighth inning of Saturday night's 16-1 Rays blowout of the Yankees. So now, here was the same guy, all (a listed) 5-foot-11 and 180 pounds of him, in the on-deck circle as Jacoby Ellsbury stepped into the batter's box with runners at first and third and two outs in the top of the 12th inning of a 1-1 game.

Yankees Blog | ESPN New York

Game 19: Yankees (10-8) at Rays (9-9)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Today's game may seem secondary to the bad news about Ivan Nova's elbow injury, but the Yankees still need to play it, and win it, if they want to head into the series against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway with any kind of momentum. They're pinning their hopes on a decent outing by Vidal Nuno today, who can make an argument for himself as Nova's replacement if he pitches well against the Rays in this Easter Sunday 1:40 p.m. start.

Newark Star-Ledger

Tommy John surgery: Since last season, 20 pitchers have had the procedure

The ligament that is repaired in the surgery is roughly 6.5 millimeters thick

Newark Star-Ledger

Yankees lose Ivan Nova to injury in 16-1 blowout loss to Rays

Shortstop Dean Anna pitched for the Yanks - the first time he's pitched since he was 11

The LoHud Yankees Blog | Journal News

Game 19: Yankees at Rays

YANKEES (10-8) Jacoby Ellsbury CF Derek Jeter SS Carlos Beltran RF Alfonso Soriano DH Mark Teixeira 1B Yangervis Solarte 3B Brett Gardner LF Brian Roberts 2B John Ryan Murphy C LHP Vidal Nuno (0-0, 14.54) Nuno vs. Rays RAYS (9-9) Sean Rodriguez LF Ben Zobrist DH Logan Forsythe 2B Evan Longoria 3B Wil Myers RF […]The post Game 19: Yankees at Rays appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

New York Post

Ivan Nova’s season in jeopardy after tearing elbow ligament

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova has been diagnosed with a serious elbow injury, the Yankees announced Sunday morning, putting him in jeopardy of requiring season-ending surgery. Nova,...

Tampa Bay Times

Former Rays OF Sam Fuld claimed by Twins

Former Rays OF Sam Fuld will be back at the Trop this week. Fuld, though, will be in the visiting dugout, claimed on waivers Sunday by the Twins, who open a three-game series at the Trop on Tuesday. Former Rays OF Sam Fuld will be back at the Trop this week.

The LoHud Yankees Blog | Journal News

Yankees rally late to salvage series split against Rays

Less than 48 hours ago, the Yankees were sitting pretty. They’d just won three of four against the Red Sox, swept a doubleheader against the Cubs, beaten David Price in the Rays series opener, and taken an early four-run lead on Friday. Since then, things had unraveled in a big way, and the Yankees badly […]The post Yankees rally late to salvage series split against Rays appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

New York Daily News

Four-run 12th propels Yanks past Rays

The day started with the unfortunate news of Ivan Nova's torn elbow ligament, but Vidal Nuno gave the Yankees reason for hope with a solid performance against the Rays.

Yankees Blog | ESPN New York

Rapid Reaction: Yankees 5, Rays 1 (12 innings)

St. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Yankees can take this one and run with it, a marathon of a game decided after 4-1/2 hours by a walk. After blowing a lead on Friday, and getting blown out on Saturday, the Yankees will take it heading into a three-game series at Fenway with the Red Sox. They overcame three errors, some questionable managerial strategy, at least one head-scratching call by the umpires, and five-inning hitting drought to outlast the Rays, 5-1, in this Easter Sunday Eggstravaganza.

Baltimore Sun

American League East division race already in midseason form

Orioles and Boston Red Sox in midst of key four-game series at Fenway Park, while Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees wrapped up four-game series Sunday at Tropicana FieldThe Orioles and Boston Red Sox are embroiled in an intense four-game series at Fenway Park, while the Tampa Bay Rays spent Friday and Saturday pounding the New York Yankees.

Newark Star-Ledger

Yankees' Ivan Nova diagnosed with partially torn ulnar collateral ligament, Tommy John surgery possible

Nova was placed on the 15-day disabled list and will be further evaluated in New York Monday

Newsday

Dean Anna's bases-loaded walk leads Yankees over Rays

Saturday night's unexpected pitcher was Sunday's unexpected hero.

New York Post

For Yankees, this is first test in a long season

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Yankees’ pitchers have been so generous these last two nights at Tropicana Field, I double-checked to make sure this wasn’t HOPE Week. So the Rays’...

Tampa Bay Times

Riefenhauser sent down, Oviedo to be activated

Rookie LHP C.J. Riefenhauser was optioned back to Triple-A Durham after Sunday's game, as the Rays plan to activate RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo from the DL on Tuesday.  

Newsday

Ivan Nova on disabled list with likely season-ending elbow injury

Ivan Nova used the word "devastated," and he looked the part.

Nats Insider | CSN Washington

Espinosa making the most of everyday opportunity

The Nationals were adamant about retaining Danny Espinosa on the heels of a disastrous 2013, despite interest from other clubs over the winter, for one simple reason: He would be their best option to take over an everyday role in the event of injury to any of their starting infielders. Sure enough, with Ryan Zimmerman

Twins Now | St. Paul Pioneer Press

Twinsights: Twins claim Sam Fuld off waivers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Twins have claimed veteran outfielder Sam Fuld off waivers from the Oakland A's. To make room on the 40-man roster, Darin Mastroianni was designated for assignment. The Twins have 10 days to trade, release or pass Mastroianni through waivers. Fuld, 32, can play all three outfield spots and has plus speed. In 841 combined plate appearances with Oakland, the Chicago Cubs and the Tampa Bay Rays, the former Stanford player has hit just .233 with a .312 on-base percentage and a .334 slugging percentage. Fuld homered against Twins right-hander Mike Pelfrey during the......

Boston Herald

Speaking from the heart, David Ortiz spoke for us all a year ago

No, David Ortiz said. He had no idea what he was going to say when he took the microphone in front of more than 35,000 fans one year ago today.All he knew is what he felt. While his teammates had spent the days after the Boston Marathon bombings on the road in Cleveland, watching the horror and uncertainty unfold from afar, Ortiz was living it like the rest of us.Still rehabbing a heel injury in Boston, the larger-than-life icon known as Big Papi wasn’t a superstar athlete for those five fraught, frantic days.“I was a citizen,” he said.

Tampa Bay Times

Rays lose to Yankees in 12, split series

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MLB

PIT@CIN: Tabata exits with injury after stellar catch

4/16/14: Jose Tabata makes a great catch in left field to rob Brayan Pena of a hit, but is forced to exit the game after hitting the wall

MLB

SEA@TEX: Darvish pitches through bloody finger

4/16/14: Yu Darvish opens up a cut on his finger, getting blood on the ball and his uniform, but pitches though the injury

YESNetwork

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi discusses dealing with team injuries

Yankees manager Joe Girardi talks about putting a lineup together while dealing with injuries after the Yankees' 3-2 win against Boston.