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Newark Star-Ledger

Royals vs. Yankees: LIVE updates and analysis

Follow along with Yankees fans and reporters during the game.

Newark Star-Ledger

Yankees' catcher Brian McCann leaves game with injury ... how is he?

McCann said it wasn't a specific play that caused the pain, just a gradual occurrence

Boston Herald

Talent pool in AL East doesn't measure up

The American League East used to have it all: world champions, pennant-winners, great rivalries and above all, talent.The open checkbook of the Steinbrenner family and the very generous checkbook of the Red Sox meant that the best and the brightest in baseball wound up on the Yankees and Red Sox more often than not, with the Orioles, Blue Jays and sometimes the Rays striking it rich as well.Now, the bloom is off the rose.

Boston Herald

Buckley: Ben Cherington’s house of horrors

After their 8-3 win against the Los Angeles Angels last night at Fenway Park, the sub-.500 Red Sox are just 31⁄2 games behind the first-place Tampa Bay Rays.A week ago, the Sox were chasing the first-place Yankees. By the end of next week, they may well be chasing the first-place Orioles. And by the middle of June, it could be the first-place Blue Jays who emerge as the hunted.Or maybe everyone will be chasing the first-place Red Sox.

The LoHud Yankees Blog | Journal News

Injury updates: Nova, Tanaka, Petit, Ryan, Martin

It could be a matter of days before Ivan Nova is ready to begin a legitimate rehab assignment. After throwing 47 pitches in an extended spring training start on Monday, Nova will get stretched out a little bit more this weekend before the Yankees settle on what exactly he’ll do next. “They were really pleased […] The post Injury updates: Nova, Tanaka, Petit, Ryan, Martin appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

The LoHud Yankees Blog | Journal News

Minor league updates: With Heathcott’s promotion, Gamel gets an opportunity

Baseball players, especially young players, like to talk about always giving 110 percent. It’s the kind of thing that sounds tough. It sounds like commitment. It sounds like the kind of thing every player should strive to do. Until that player goes through a series of knee and shoulder injuries that nearly derail his career. […] The post Minor league updates: With Heathcott’s promotion, Gamel gets an opportunity appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

New York Post

Yanks fans can exhale: No toe injury and a 12th HR for Teixeira

WASHINGTON — Considering the extent to which injuries have impacted Mark Teixeira the past two seasons, it’s easy to see the Yankees dodged a big problem when the switch-hitting first...

The LoHud Yankees Blog | Journal News

What’s next for a Yankees team without arguably its best player?

Aside from nagging issues here and there, the Yankees’ lineup hadn’t been dealt a serious injury until last night. Now they face at least two weeks without their leadoff hitter, and it’s a loss that comes at a key point in the season when the Yankees are trying to regain some traction and get things […] The post What’s next for a Yankees team without arguably its best player? appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

Newsday

With Jacoby Ellsbury out, will Slade Heathcott step up for Yankees?

A one-time highly regarded prospect in the organization - he was the Yankees' first-round pick in the 2009 draft - Heathcott fell on hard times, mostly because of injuries.

Washington Post

Zimmerman’s blast lifts Natsover Yankees in 10th

Given the way the Nationals pinballed through the first quarter of the season, ricocheting off injuries and spinning through offensive struggles, perhaps they could only move into first with a game like Tuesday’s 8-6 extra inning win over the New York Yankees. Read full article >>

The LoHud Yankees Blog | Journal News

Postgame notes: Yankees move forward without Ellsbury

The Yankees just lost for the sixth time in seven days, but the night’s most significant loss just might be Jacoby Ellsbury. Although Joe Girardi said after the game that an MRI would determine the extent of the injury, the team went ahead and announced that Ellsbury will go on the 15-day disabled list with […] The post Postgame notes: Yankees move forward without Ellsbury appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

The LoHud Yankees Blog | Journal News

Curry: Ellsbury to disabled list; Heathcott on his way

According to YES Network’s Jack Curry, the Yankees will place Jacoby Ellsbury on the 15-day disabled list with a knee injury. Replacing him on the roster will be Triple-A center fielder Slade Heathcott, who’s hitting .285/.335/.358 in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Heathcott has not hit much in the month of May, but he impressed in spring training and […] The post Curry: Ellsbury to disabled list; Heathcott on his way appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

The LoHud Yankees Blog | Journal News

Pregame notes: “I didn’t know if I was going to be able to play again”

On the day he was removed from the 40-man roster this offseason, Slade Heathcott had bigger problems to worry about. He was rehabbing from a second knee surgery, and the early indications were not promising. Finding his way onto the roster was a challenge for another day. In that moment, Heathcott simply needed to find […] The post Pregame notes: “I didn’t know if I was going to be able to play again” appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

New York Post

Cashman doubts Ellsbury injury is ‘long-term issue’

WASHINGTON — The Yankees said all the right things as Jacoby Ellsbury limped through the visitors’ clubhouse at Nationals Park on Wednesday after spraining his right knee in Tuesday’s loss....

Washington Post

Nats Journal: Tonight’s Nationals-Yankees lineups

The Nationals charged through their West Coast road trip and had a day off Monday to regroup for two games against the Yankees. They’ve won 15 of 19 games, but got more unwanted injury news Monday, as Jayson Werth will go to the disabled list with a bruised wrist. Middle infielder Wilmer Difo was called up to fill his roster spot.Read full article >>

Newsday

Yankees' Chase Whitley to undergo Tommy John surgery

After leaving his last start Thursday with a right elbow injury, Chase Whitley will undergo Tommy John surgery, the Yankees announced Monday.

The LoHud Yankees Blog | Journal News

Whitley to undergo Tommy John surgery

The Yankees have announced that Chase Whitley met with Dr. Christopher Ahmad, who recommended Tommy John surgery, which Whitley will undergo.  That news comes as little surprise at this point. Whitley will be lost for the rest of this year and at least the beginning of next year. The post Whitley to undergo Tommy John surgery appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

New York Daily News

Yankees’ Chase Whitley to undergo Tommy John surgery

Chase Whitley, who made four starts for the Bombers this season, has decided to undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.

The LoHud Yankees Blog | Journal News

Debate continues about stem-cell procedures and sports injuries

Pretty interesting story from Will Graves of The Associated Press all about the partially unknown world of stem cell treatments. Worth reading on a quiet off day.  — C.J. Nitkowski had nothing to lose in spring 2011. The rotator cuff in his left shoulder that he’d relied on during his decade as a major league […] The post Debate continues about stem-cell procedures and sports injuries appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

New York Post

Chase Whitley: Yankee needs Tommy John, not named Tanaka

Chase Whitley will undergo Tommy John surgery, the Yankees announced Monday. The right-hander got the recommendation from Yankees physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad. Whitley, 25, exited his start Thursday night in the...

Newsday

Yankees can't afford to be without Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira

The X-rays of Mark Teixeira's bruised big toe were negative, but that didn't stop the speculation about how the Yankees might get Alex Rodriguez in the lineup for this week's two-game series against the Nationals.

Newark Star-Ledger

Yankees' Chase Whitley has tear in elbow. Surgery next?

"I was not given a percentage," Girardi said in terms of how big the tear was in Whitley's arm

The LoHud Yankees Blog | Journal News

Normal lineup for Kansas City series opener; no Whitley decision

Joe Girardi told reporters in Kansas City today that Chase Whitley has a tear in his elbow ligament and surgery is a possibility.  Meanwhile, Chris Capuano will come off the disabled list to start on Sunday. Just a quick heads up that I’m not with the team in Kansas City. Several months ago I agreed […] The post Normal lineup for Kansas City series opener; no Whitley decision appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

YESNetwork

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi with updates on Tanaka and Teixeira

Manager Joe Girardi addresses Mark Teixeira's injury and Masahiro Tanaka's rehab prior to Thursday's game. Subscribe for daily sports videos! Subscribe for daily videos on YES Network: http://yesnet.me/10FUHE2 Follow YES Network on Twitter: http://yesne

YESNetwork

Mark Teixeira discusses his injury and lack of Yankees offense in loss to Orioles

Mark Teixeira talks about the injury he sustained and the lack of offense generated by the Yankees in their 8-0 loss to the Orioles.