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Tampa Bay Times

Pondering Stu Sternberg's great 'unknown at this point'

PORT CHARLOTTE —- Rays principal owner Stu Sternberg made a spring training appearance Thursday before his club played the Yankees.

Tampa Bay Times

Rays journal: Jake Bauers leaves with a bang as he heads to minor-league camp

PORT CHARLOTTE INF/OF Jake Bauers left his calling card with a two-run double Thursday against the Yankees just hours after being told he was reassigned to minor-league camp. • Bauers, one of eight players reassigned, hit .371 in 17 games with a .465 on-base percentage, an .857 slugging percentage, three doubles, one triple, …

The Heater | Tampa Bay Times

Rays report: Rays host Yankees with ESPN televising, 1:05

The Rays are back in Port Charlotte today to host the Yankees with ESPN televising, first pitch at 1:05.RHP Austin Pruitt, one of the prospects making an push for a job in the bullpen, will start for the Rays. LHP Jordan Montgomery will start for the Yankees.Also slated to pitch for the Rays: RH Chase Whitley, RH Danny …

Sports Illustrated

MLB season preview: The best reason to watch every AL East team

Why to watch the Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays.

Newsday

Rookie lefty Jordan Montgomery impresses Joe Girardi

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- As the Yankees and Rays finished a 5-5, nine-inning tie Thursday, Jordan Montgomery sat in the clubhouse checking his phone, his long legs spilling out over a pair of chairs.

New York Post

Long shot for Yankees’ staff is creeping toward pulling this off

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Jordan Montgomery was a very long shot to make the Yankees’ pitching staff when spring training opened. Thursday, the 24-year-old left-hander will start against the Rays in Port Charlotte with a chance to force himself onto the 25-man roster. Granted, the chance is tiny, but the Yankees aren’t ruling it out. “It’s...

Newsday

Yankees open to trading for 'short-term' shortstop after Didi Gregorius injury, source says

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The Yankees hope Didi Gregorius will be back from his shoulder injury in May and hope someone who is in camp now can hold the fort until then.

New York Post

Yankees getting trade offers to fill sudden shortstop hole

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Taking the approach that the answer is always no until you ask the question, the Reds and Tigers contacted the Yankees to see if they had an interest in acquiring a shortstop after Didi Gregorius went down with a shoulder injury. The Reds gauged the Yankees’ interest in Zack Cozart and the Tigers dangled...

NorthJersey.com

Are Yankees blaming WBC for Didi's injury?

Didi Gregorius wasn’t blaming the WBC for his shoulder strain, an injury that will keep him sidelined until May at least.        

New York Daily News

Gregorius, Cashman defend WBC injury risks

The Yankees haven't had much luck when it comes to the World Baseball Classic.

New York Post

There is only one easy way for Yankees to replace Gregorius

The Yankees opener is less than two weeks away and it looks like they could need an Opening Day shortstop to replace Didi Gregorius. Here is a look at the options: If the Gregorius injury is minor … Push the easy button. The Yankees’ backup middle infielder, Ronald Torreyes, would move into the starting shortstop...

New York Daily News

Possible shortstops for Yankees if Didi Gregorius misses time

If Didi Gregorius misses time due to his right shoulder injury, these are the Yankees who could replace him at shortstop

Newsday

Didi Gregorius to miss at least first month of season with shoulder injury

Shortstop Didi Gregorius will miss at least the first month of the season with a shoulder injury suffered playing second base for the Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic, Yankees manager Joe Girardi announced on Tuesday.

New York Post

Yankees hold breath after Didi Gregorius’ WBC injury

So much for the Yankees’ perfect spring. Didi Gregorius, their starting shortstop, is shut down with a right shoulder injury he incurred playing for the Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic. He returned to Tampa from Los Angeles on Monday and will undergo further tests Tuesday, leaving the Yankees holding their breath while they wait...

Newark Star-Ledger

Yankees' Didi Gregorius leaves WBC with injury to throwing shoulder; What it means

The Yankees shortstop helped Netherlands reach the World Baseball Classic semifinals, but he left the team on Sunday with a sore shoulder on his throwing arm.

Newark Star-Ledger

Would Yankees' Starlin Castro take over for hurt Didi Gregorius?

Gregorius has a right shoulder injury and could miss some time

New York Daily News

Didi Gregorius returning to Tampa after injuring shoulder at WBC

Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius, who was playing for the Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic, has a right shoulder injury.

New York Post

Chapman trade afterthought is hitting way onto Yankees’ radar

TAMPA — For someone who wasn’t invited to the party, Billy McKinney certainly looks like he belongs in his first big league camp. Pulled from the minor league complex when Tyler Austin and Mason Williams suffered pre-camp injuries working out, McKinney has impressed the Yankees’ brass with his bat and attitude. “He is swinging the...

Newsday

Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka mentors Luis Severino about calmness, and it helps

DUNEDIN, Fla. -- Masahiro Tanaka didn't write the word "patience" under the visor of Luis Severino's cap, a motivational tool the young pitcher pointed to for his improved performance Tuesday against the Rays.

Newark Star-Ledger

5 important Yankees things to know for Wednesday

There are a lot of fascinating things going on these days with the Yankees, who were 10-6 losers to the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday but still have the second-best record in the Grapefruit League at 13-5.

New York Post

Luis Severino discovered his issue — and wrote it on his hat

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — At times, you can see why the Yankees are so determined to give Luis Severino every opportunity to prove he’s capable of being a starter in the majors. The third inning of Tuesday’s 10-6 loss to the Rays was one of them. Severino struck out the side, mowing down Logan Morrison,...

The Heater | Tampa Bay Times

3 takeaways from Rays 10-6 win over Yankees

3 takeaways from Rays 10-6 win over Yankees* RHP Shawn Tolleson is going to have to show more soon. Granted, Tolleson was making his first outing since March 3 due to some back spasms and just his second overall, but the Rays signed him hoping for big things, specifically a return to his 2015 form when he saved 35 games for the …

Newark Star-Ledger

Yankees, Rays lineups for Tuesday in Port Charlotte, Fla.

The Yankees continue Grapefruit League play Tuesday, March 14, 2017 (3/14/17) against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Newark Star-Ledger

MLB trade rumors: Rays' Evan Longoria to Yankees? Pete Rose is calling for it

If the Rays deal away third baseman Evan Longoria, Pete Rose wants to see him land with the Yankees or Cubs.

The Heater | Tampa Bay Times

Kevin Kiermaier scratched from Rays lineup due to stiff neck

CF Kevin Kiermaier was scratched from the Rays lineup against the Yankees today due to neck stiffness.The team said the condition if not considered serious.