6:33 PM EDT, Mon July 28, 2014
Los Angeles Times

Trade rumors begin: Injured Troy Tulowitzki goes to a Yankees game

Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, on the disabled list because of a thigh injury, went to Philadelphia over the weekend to get a second opinion on his injury. Nothing wrong with that. But what he did while there has caused a lot of speculation: He drove to Yankee Stadium and took in...

Yankees Blog | ESPN New York

McCann at first comes back to bite Yanks

NEW YORK -- The issue Saturday wasn't whether Brian McCann is comfortable in New York. He may be, he may not be, but that wasn't the question after the New York Yankees' 6-4 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. Whatever McCann thinks of New York, he didn't come here to play first base. He was willing to go there when the Yankees asked, willing to help out on a team that constructed a roster with an injury-prone starter (Mark Teixeira) and no other true first baseman.

New York Daily News

Madden: Yankees, rest of MLB can stop dreaming about Rays ace David Price

It’s a real trading deadline conundrum — too many teams that think they’re still in contention for a berth in the postseason and, now that the Angels and Tigers have cleaned out the closer market, almost all of them are seeking the same commodities: starting pitching and outfielders with pop.

The LoHud Yankees Blog | Journal News

Cervelli stepping in and stepping up

Francisco Cervelli has gotten a ticket to more playing time behind the plate thanks to the injuries to Mark Teixeira and Kelly Johnson. Brian McCann has been needed to fill the hole at first base, leaving Cervelli to catch. He has started five straight games — his longest stretch since he caught 10 straight in […] The post Cervelli stepping in and stepping up appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

Newsday

Injuries at first base forcing Yankees to go with inexperience

The last time the Yankees rolled the dice on a third baseman with back problems, it didn't work out too well. Kevin Youkilis, after pooh-poohing his lumbar issues in Boston, signed for $12 million and played a total of 28 games before his 2013 season was ended by surgery to repair a herniated disc.

Boston Red Sox Blog | ESPN Boston

Peavy drew a crowd; other moves loom

TORONTO—The Blue Jays, of course, won. The Rays won their seventh straight. The Yankees won a rain-delayed affair. The Orioles were leading in the seventh in Anaheim. For the second straight night Wednesday, the Red Sox were in danger of losing a full game in the standings to everyone else in the American League East. They were assured of possession of last place when they go to Tropicana Field Friday for this weekend’s series against the Rays.

The LoHud Yankees Blog | Journal News

Jeter gets a day off

No roster move. Chris Leroux is still here; Yankees still have a three-man bench (but really a two-man because of the Teixeira injury). Jacoby Ellsbury CF Brett Gardner LF Carlos Beltran DH Brian McCann 1B Chase Headley 3B Brian Roberts 2B Ichiro Suzuki RF Francisco Cervelli C Brendan Ryan SS RHP Brandon McCarthy The post Jeter gets a day off appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

Texas Rangers Blog | ESPN Dallas

Pregame Notes: Feliz will close today

NEW YORK -- It's official, at least for one day, but the Rangers will make Neftali Feliz the closer for Thursday afternoon's game against the New York Yankees. The Rangers traded closer Joakim Soria on Wednesday night to the Detroit Tigers for two pitching prospects. The move has pushed Feliz, who was a dominant force in the role in 2010 and 2011 before being moved to starter and Tommy John injuries halted his career, back to the late inning stopper.

Dodgers Report | ESPN Los Angeles

Dan Haren's spot might be in jeopardy

PITTSBURGH -- Before Dan Haren signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers, rumors still persisted that the team was intent on landing Masahiro Tanaka. He knew that Chad Billingsley was on the comeback trail. There was a pretty good chance he'd be looking over his shoulder at some point in the season if he wasn't performing well. Funny thing is, even though Tanaka landed with the New York Yankees and Billingsley's comeback ended with yet another elbow surgery, Haren finds himself wondering whether he has a role in the Dodgers' rotation after all.

The LoHud Yankees Blog | Journal News

Headley delivers in wild Yankees debut

Injuries suggest the Yankees need pitching, but on Tuesday they traded for a hitter and immediately showed why. Against the worst pitching staff in the American League, the Yankees were held scoreless through 12 innings and very nearly lost 13th, but after all that futility, new third baseman Chase Headley delivered a walk-off single in […] The post Headley delivers in wild Yankees debut appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

Newark Star-Ledger

Yankees' Brian McCann making second straight start at first base

The Yankees are without Mark Teixeira and Kelly Johnson due to injury

Newsday

Joe Girardi continues to juggle Yankees' lineup

Yankees manager Joe Girardi could be wearing a white lab coat for the way he has to continually conduct lineup experiments to compensate for injuries and aging players.

Yankees Blog | ESPN New York

Game 100: Rangers (40-60) @ Yanks (51-48)

NEW YORK -- We have reached the century mark of this 2014 season, and in spite of all the injuries, the offensive underproduction, and all-around inconsistency, the Yankees remain in the thick of the AL East race, sitting four games behind the Baltimore Orioles, even with yet another player headed to the DL (Kelly Johnson, groin strain). Joe Girardi burned through his bullpen in Tuesday night's 14-inning, 2-1 win, so the Yankees recalled RHP Chris Leroux from Triple-A Scranton in case David Phelps needs help tonight.

Texas Rangers Blog | ESPN Dallas

Darvish in favor of six-man rotation

NEW YORK -- At the All-Star Game last week, Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish talked about having six-man pitching rotations as a means to stem the wave of recent arm injuries in baseball. Discussions about six-man rotations have occurred more frequently this season in the wake of a multitude of players getting hurt and needing reconstructive elbow surgery. Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka, like Darvish a superstar in Japan before coming to Major League Baseball, was put on the disabled list July 9 with a partially torn ligament in his right elbow.

Newsday

Despite rash of injuries, Yankees are holding tough

The Yankees are going through platelet-rich plasma like it's Gatorade as Mark Teixeira became the latest to sign on for the blood-spinning therapy Monday with the announcement of his strained back muscle.

New York Post

Ugly, five-error loss halts Yankees’ winning streak

With an injury-depleted lineup and rotation, the Yankees have little margin for error these days, let alone five. The Yankees threw away a three-game winning streak with a 4-2 loss...

Yankees Blog | ESPN New York

Cashman: 'I have more work to do'

NEW YORK -- Yankees GM Brian Cashman admitted today that the acquisition of Chase Headley was the culmination of a two-year pursuit that began when Alex Rodriguez had his second hip surgery before the start of the 2012 season. But by no means does he consider the 2014 Yankees a finished product. "I have more work to do," he said. "I’m going to still continue to try to improve on what we have." In the past couple of weeks, Cashman has added a starting pitcher, Brandon McCarthy, and Headley without giving up very much.

Boston Red Sox Blog | ESPN Boston

Peavy out to show he's not a one-win pony

TORONTO—Score 14 runs, win valuable prizes? Well, maybe not. But by scoring 14 runs against the Blue Jays here Monday night, the most runs they’ve scored in a game all season, the Red Sox have shed the label of the league’s weakest offense. The Sox, in fact, leapfrogged five other teams to rank 10th in runs scored, ahead of the Mariners, Rays, Yankees, Royals and Astros. Since the Sox began their current hot streak on July 9, after losing seven of the first eight games of a 10-game homestand, here is how they rank among the American League’s five hottest teams: SOX 8-1 .

New York Daily News

Injury bug bites Yankees again, Mark Teixeira to miss 3-4 days with lat strain

Four days into the second half of the season and the injury bug has bitten the Yankees once again. Mark Teixeira was out of the lineup for the Yankees on Monday with what manager Joe Girardi called a "mild strain" in the first baseman's lower lat muscle in his back.

The LoHud Yankees Blog | Journal News

Teixeira out with mild strain

Just a regular day off for Brian McCann, but Mark Teixeira is out because of an injury. Teixeira has a strain in his lower lat. Joe Girardi described the injury as “mild” and said there are no DL plans at the moment. Girardi said he expects to give Teixeira three or four days off in […] The post Teixeira out with mild strain appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

New York Post

Newcomers to rotation thriving for Yankees

You don’t have to be a baseball lifer to recognize the ramifications of a team losing four-fifths of its projected starting rotation to injury even before the All-Star break. But...

Yankees Blog | ESPN New York

Game 98: Rangers (39-59) @ Yanks (50-47)

NEW YORK -- No Brian McCann, tonight, no problem. Just a scheduled day off. No Mark Teixeira? Potentially a big problem, since the Yankees' leading HR and RBI producer has a Grade 1 strain of the lat muscle on the left side of his back, and will be given an platelet-rich plasma injection tonight. The Yankees are saying 3-4 days off for Tex, but we'll see. In the meantime, here's tonight's lineup that will face the injury-depleted Texas Rangers and RHP Miles Mikolas: Brett Gardner LF Derek Jeter SS Jacoby Ellsbury CF Carlos Beltran DH Kelly Johnson 1B Brian Roberts 2B Ichiro Suzuki...

Newark Star-Ledger

Yankees' CC Sabathia relieved to avoid career-jeopardizing microfracture surgery

Sabathia will undergo season-ending arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Wednesday

Newark Star-Ledger

Yankees' Michael Pineda remains on track for August return

Pineda has been out since late April with a back injury

The LoHud Yankees Blog | Journal News

AUDIO: CC Sabathia relived to avoid microfracture surgery

Again, Josh Thomson here in for Chad. I have a few things to share from this morning’s pregame. CC Sabathia met with the media this morning, a day after Brian Cashman announced the lefty would undergo season-ending arthroscopic knee surgery, but one that will allow him to avoid dreaded micro-fracture surgery. Sabathia said he was […] The post AUDIO: CC Sabathia relived to avoid microfracture surgery appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

New York Post

Sabathia: I will be back in the spring

After learning his fate, CC Sabathia returned to the Yankees’ clubhouse confident he can avoid the dreaded microfracture surgery and will be ready for spring training next February. The veteran...

Newsday

Manny Banuelos hopes to follow path of Dellin Betances to Yankees after surgery

As Manny Banuelos, bathed in a light sweat from pregame conditioning, walked past the Trenton Thunder locker room last week, the baby-faced 23-year-old could have been mistaken for a team intern.

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.

YESNetwork

Yankees manager Joe Girardi tells stories of playing with former teammate Tino Martinez

Joe Girardi tells stories about playing with former Yankee Tino Martinez and provides injury updates before Saturday's game.