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Yankees Blog | ESPN New York

Montero in ice cream sandwich fight

Jesus Montero to Michael Pineda: You gave us the Pine Tar birthmark, I'll raise you one ice cream sandwich fight. First a little background: Montero, who was traded by the Yankees for Pineda in January, 2011, has had issues with his weight. He reported to spring training so out of shape his stock with the Mariners has plummeted to the point where he has played in one fewer major league game this season than the the injury-plagued Pineda. He is no longer a catcher.

Out of Left Field | Oakland Press

Lineups for final game of Tigers-Yankees series

The Yankees and Tigers meet up for the final time in the regular season. The Tigers come in 2.5 games out in the American League Central, and a half-game out of the second AL Wild Card spot. New York is six games out in the AL East and two games behind the Tigers in the Wild Card standings.Kyle Lobstein made his major league debut last weekend, but he'll get his first big-league start Thursday. The Tigers picked Lobstein in the Rule 5 draft two offseasons ago, and traded catcher Curt Casali to the Tampa Bay Rays so they could hold onto Lobstein's rights. He's 52-48 in 146 minor-league starts,...

Out of Left Field | Oakland Press

David Price knocked out of second-shortest start by nine straight Yankees hits

DETROIT — With the fifth starter role in limbo because of Anibal Sanchez’s injury, and Justin Verlander still a question mark, the Tigers can’t afford many poor starts from their top three of Max Scherzer, David Price and Rick Porcello. So it was a sickening feeling, watching Price implode in the third inning vs. the Yankees on Wednesday, when he allowed nine straight hits without recording an out. It was the second-shortest start of his career, behind a 1 1/3 inning appearance against the Texas Rangers on July 4, 2009. Price allowed a leadoff single to Jacoby Ellsbury, followed by an...

New York Post

Yankees’ plan: A’s and Rays roster tactics meets big spending

Whether it results in a 2014 playoff spot or not – and the odds remain long against the Yankees making it to October – the organization’s in-season additions provided a...

Mets Blog | ESPN New York

Yanks sign Mets castoff Chris Young

The Yankees have signed Mets castoff Chris Young to a minor league deal, a baseball official confirmed. With the minor league season coming to a close, Young likely will be insurance in case the Yankees suffer an injury at the big league level. He could be called up when the rosters expand in September. Chris Young#1 LFNew York Mets 2014 STATSGM88 HR8 RBI28 R31 OBP.283 AVG.205Young, an outfielder, was signed by Mets GM Sandy Alderson for $7.

New York Daily News

Injury woes continue to plague Yankees' Mark Teixeira

Mark Teixeira’s lengthy 2014 injury list just keeps growing. The first baseman didn’t start Monday’s makeup game - an 8-1 win over the Royals - with left hamstring tightness.

MASN Sports

Showalter speaks after 9-1 win - School of Roch

The Orioles score four runs in three games at Wrigley Field and tally six tonight in the bottom of the fifth inning. Baseball is, indeed, a funny game. The Orioles remain six games ahead of the Yankees in the American League East following a 9-1 win over the Rays at...

The LoHud Yankees Blog | Journal News

Pregame notes: Teixeira and Gardner dealing with minor injuries

The Yankees are making a one-day stop in Kansas City to make up for a early season rain out. I’m not there and will pick up the team tomorrow night in Detroit. A few quick things as the Yankees prepare to face James Shields for the second time this season. That’s brutal luck, by the […] The post Pregame notes: Teixeira and Gardner dealing with minor injuries appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

Topeka Capital-Journal

Royals' Hosmer cleared to start swinging again

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has been cleared to begin swinging a bat after missing the past month with a stress fracture in his right hand. Hosmer had another round of X-rays before the Royals’ game against the Yankees on Monday, and they showed enough progress that he can begin taking dry swings. The hope is that Hosmer can ramp it up to hitting off a tee and in the cage in the next week. read more

Newark Star-Ledger

Yankees have discussed six-man rotation

As a safeguard against injuries and as a way to use all options

New York Daily News

Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka says ‘elbow is fine now’

The Yankees' ace feels healthy, and it couldn’t come at a more crucial time for the club. When Masahiro Tanaka was diagnosed with a partial tear of the UCL in his right elbow, many wondered whether the star righthander should forego the projected six-week recovery time and just get Tommy John surgery immediately, seeing it as an inevitability.

New York Post

Tick, tock, tick, tock: Clock is running out on mediocre Yankees

The end comes slowly, one painful injury, one telling loss after another. That is what is happening to the Yankees. On a night Carlos Beltran was scratched from the lineup...

Yankees Blog | ESPN New York

McCarthy a Brand new pitcher

NEW YORK -- Through the first 87 games of this season, you could count the Yankees' bright spots on the fingers of one hand, and still have two fingers left over: Masahiro Tanaka. Dellin Betances. And most games, Brett Gardner. And in the 38 games since, you can add another: Brandon McCarthy. Unfortunately for the Yankees, McCarthy arrived here just as Tanaka was leaving for an extended absence -- he was acquired July 6 and Tanaka went down with an elbow injury two days later -- so it is not like the Yankees added a bright spot, they merely substituted one for another.

Texas Rangers Blog | Dallas Morning News

Ron Washington might order no full swings from Nick Martinez to avoid injury in Miami

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Nick Martinez (22) reacts to giving up a run in the sixth inning against the New York Yankees at Globe Life Park in Arlington. (Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees Blog | ESPN New York

Yankees' best infield does not include Jeter

On my scorecard from Sunday’s 4-2 New York Yankees victory over the Tampa Bay Rays, there are five plays on the Rays side of the ledger that are circled, the universal designation that something extraordinary was done by a defender. One of them was in the ninth inning, when Ichiro Suzuki -- inserted into right field for late-inning defense -- ran down and snagged a line drive by James Loney that was headed into the gap. The other four were plays made by infielders.

Newsday

Rays veteran reliever Joel Peralta helped friend Dellin Betances straighten out curveball

Dellin Betances has been a project for the Yankees since they picked the 6-8 righthander in the eighth round of the 2006 draft out of Brooklyn's Grand Street Campus High School.

New York Daily News

Yankees Insider: Brian McCann returns from concussion

Brian McCann was back in the lineup Sunday after missing the past eight days with a concussion. The Yankees activated McCann from the 7-day concussion disabled list, where he landed last Saturday after taking a foul tip off his mask the previous night.

The Ledger

N.Y. Yankees 4, Tampa Bay 2: Rays' Bats Go Cold

Sunday's 4-2 loss to the New York Yankees marked the first time in two weeks the Tampa Bay Rays gave up more than three runs in a game.

New York Post

NOW the Yankees can afford to give Jeter a rest

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — This is what it is going to take for the Yankees to survive. In their last 10 innings of baseball against the Rays, they got clutch...

New York Daily News

Madden: Yankees respond to Hal Steinbrenner's 'step it up' talk

It took them a couple of days, a couple more days of woeful hitting, until the Yankees, upon running into a team just as offensively challenged as they are in the Tampa Bay Rays, began to show signs of heeding Hal Steinbrenner’s call to “step it up” this weekend

Newark Star-Ledger

Yankees snag series win over Rays with 4-2 victory

Three-run fifth inning and sparkling defense backs up strong start from Hiroki Kuroda

New York Post

Kuroda finally pitches like an ace

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Hiroki Kuroda’s streak of retiring 17 straight Rays was fractured when Matt Joyce laced a leadoff double to right in the seventh inning of the Yankees’...

Newark Star-Ledger

What has been Brian Cashman's biggest mistake?

Despite never overseeing a losing season, winning four World Series championships since 1998 and doing everything in his power to keep the team in the hunt during an injury-plagued 2014 season, detractors exist for the Yankees executive.

Yankees Blog | ESPN New York

Rapid Reaction: Yankees 4, Rays 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- OK, it wasn't a great road trip -- two up, three down, and another precious game lost in the division race -- but it's a lot better to go home after a win, rather than a loss. And that's what the Yankees will do after Sunday's 4-2 victory over the Rays. They also win the series, 2-1, and now come home for six games against a couple of bottom-feeders, the Astros and White Sox. This one had a little bit of everything -- solid starting pitching, excellent infield defense, flawless relief, a string of timely hits, and a late home run that provided a little breathing room...

New York Daily News

Brett Gardner, Hiroki Kuroda lead Yankees past Rays

Perhaps the Yankees should consider giving Hiroki Kuroda extra rest between every start.

Newsday

Rays' Joe Maddon isn't thrilled about all the cheers for Yankees at Tropicana Field

The roars that accompanied Derek Jeter's go-ahead RBI single in Saturday's 3-2 Yankees victory made Tropicana Field sound a lot like old Yankee Stadium.

Newark Star-Ledger

Yankees will consider resting Hiroki Kuroda more

Especially after it worked Sunday, as the extra day off strengthened him for an impressive start in a win over the Rays

Yankees Blog | ESPN New York

One (more) last chance for the Yankees

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The New York Yankees took two out of three games from the Tampa Bay Rays this weekend, which is not important in and of itself. They still return home a game closer to .500 and a game further away from first place in the American League East than when they left a week ago, and they have to vault over two teams to sneak into the second wild-card spot, which looks like their only pathway into October. But where it is potentially important is as a gateway to the kind of winning streak they have been looking for all season, the one in which they roll off a half-dozen or...

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

CBS Sports

CC Sabathia talks Yankees and season ending knee surgery

New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia joined Boomer and Carton to discuss his surgery, how nasty Masahiro Tanaka's split finger fast ball is as well as Derek Jeter's final season.

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.