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Newark Star-Ledger

WATCH: Yankees' Alex Rodriguez hits career home run No. 690

Veteran DH was back in lineup Wednesday after missing two games due to injury.

New York Post

The Yankees rotation is broken in every single way

The biggest concern about the Yankees rotation going into the season was all the physical red flags that existed up and down the group. So what is scary for the organization now is that the Yankees starters have been mostly awful — and wholly healthy. This is not about injury. Just incompetence. Pick your early-season...

New York Post

Shorthanded Yankees clinging to Hicks, A-Rod hope

ARLINGTON, Texas — The Yankees opted to play with a short bench Monday, optimistic they would get Alex Rodriguez and Aaron Hicks back from injury soon. Joe Girardi said before their game against the Rangers at Globe Life Park he would be “surprised” if either player ended up on the disabled list and expects to...

Newark Star-Ledger

Is James Kaprielian next? See Yankees pitching prospects derailed by injury

Kaprielian, the team's top pitching prospect, was put on the DL with elbow inflammation Monday

Newark Star-Ledger

James Kaprielian's elbow injury no big deal? Yankees optimistic

Yankees' top pitching prospect is on minor-league disabled list.

Tampa Bay Times

Rays' Smyly capitalizes on outburst in win over Yankees

NEW YORK — LHP Drew Smyly could be forgiven if he wasn't quite sure how to act Sunday after his Rays mates scored five runs in the first inning.

Newsday

Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks out again with shoulder injury

Outfielder Aaron Hicks on Sunday missed his second straight game after suffering a left shoulder injury Friday night diving for a fly ball, but he planned to accompany the Yankees on a nine-game road trip that begins Monday night in Texas. Manager Joe Girardi said the team is in no rush to place Hicks on the disabled list if there is a chance he might return by Friday in Boston.

Newark Star-Ledger

3 stats sum up Yankees' Michael Pineda's bizarre start vs. Rays

Michael Pineda struggled on Sunday, but also found a way to dazzle at times. A confounding start for a confounding arm.

New York Post

Pineda pounded, A-Rod hurt as Yankees turning ugly fast

First Yankees starter Michael Pineda got hit hard. Then the Bombers’ lineup took a hit, when Alex Rodriguez was forced out of the game with an oblique injury. All in all, the Yankees’ 8-1 beating at the hands of the Rays in front of 40,981 at the Stadium on Sunday was a day they would...

Tampa Bay Times

For starters: Rays at Yankees, after 2 tough losses

UPDATE, 10:03: RHP Jhan Marinez joined the team today, wearing No. 50. RHP Alex Cobb was moved to the 60-day DL to create a spot on the 40-man roster for Marinez, who was at Durham.  

Tampa Tribune

Souza leads Rays' power parade in 8-1 win against Yankees

NEW YORK - Steven Souza Jr., celebrated his 27th birthday by hitting a pair of home runs to pace the Rays' power show Sunday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. The Rays hit a season-high five home runs in their 8-1 victory against the New York Yankees. The Rays also struck out 16 times,

Tampa Bay Times

Rays-Yankees Sunday preview

Today: at Yankees 1:05, Yankee Stadium, New York TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish) Probable pitchers RAYS: LH Drew Smyly (0-2, 2.91)

Tampa Bay Times

Birthday boy Souza homers twice, Rays thump Yankees

NEW YORK — Steven Souza Jr. had quite a birthday bash Sunday, hitting two home runs to lead the Rays to an 8-1 win over the Yankees.

Newsday

Yankees had better figure out how to hit lefties

Blake Snell, 23, is an excellent pitching prospect, and he looked even better Saturday in making his major-league debut against the Yankees. Just as the Rays figured he would.

Newark Star-Ledger

Michael Pineda's struggles, cold bats cost Yankees in 8-1 loss to Rays | Rapid reaction

The Yankees came into Sunday hoping for a sweep. Those thoughts were gone quickly in an 8-1 loss to Tampa Bay.

New York Post

Yankees’ Aaron Hicks goes down just when he’d be needed

Aaron Hicks will be out at least four or five days with inflammation in his left shoulder suffered diving for a ball in center in Friday’s loss to the Rays in The Bronx. The extent of the injury was revealed when Hicks’ shoulder didn’t improve Saturday and the team sent him for an MRI exam....

Tampa Bay Times

Ramirez falters in ninth as Rays lose to Yankees

NEW YORK — The Rays have so much confidence in RHP Erasmo Ramirez that they feel he can handle any situation.

Tampa Tribune

Live: Rays at Yankees

The Rays end their road trip today in New York against the Yankees before heading home for a three-game series vs. Baltimore.

Newsday

Ailing Alex Rodriguez bad timing for Yankees

So this is how it's going lately for the Yankees. After so much futility against lefty pitching, Alex Rodriguez stepped to the plate in the fourth inning Sunday and ripped a bullet RBI double off the Rays' Drew Smyly.

Tampa Tribune

Rays notebook: Sternberg lauds Steinbrenner Field renovations

NEW YORK -- Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg was asked Sunday for his thoughts on the $40 million approved by the Hillsborough County commissioners for renovations to George M. Steinbrenner Field, the spring home of the Yankees. "Any money going toward baseball in Florida is fine

The Heater | Tampa Bay Times

Souza has birthday bash as Rays hit 5 homers in 8-1 win

 Steven Souza Jr. had quite a birthday bash Sunday, hitting two home runs to lead the Rays to an 8-1 win over the Yankees.

Newark Star-Ledger

Yankees' lineup vs. Rays: How sweep it is?

Yanks have a chance to finish the homestand on a high note

Newark Star-Ledger

Aaron Hicks injury puts Yankees in tough spot

Hicks will be out for at least a few days

New York Post

How DL’ing A-Rod could be 1st domino to jump-start Yankees

Come to think of it, we’ve talked plenty about the notion of an Alex Rodriguez injury bailout, haven’t we? Just in a different context. In spring training of 2015, it made plenty of sense that A-Rod, decimated by his surgically repaired hips and having missed a year due to his bad-behavior suspension, would be forced...

Tampa Tribune

Snell fine in debut, but bullpen sputters as Rays lose to N.Y.

NEW YORK - Rays rookie Blake Snell turned in an impressive major league debut this afternoon at Yankee Stadium. Too bad the Rays bullpen couldn't get the kid the victory. Brett Gardner's walk-off homer with two out in the bottom of the ninth gave the Yankees a 3-2 win. Erasmo

Newsday

Brett Gardner's walk-off home run lifts Yankees over Rays

A daring, and perhaps ill-advised, fifth-inning steal of home by Jacoby Ellsbury helped the Yankees tie Friday night's game, which they eventually won.

Tampa Bay Times

Snell strong in debut, but Rays lose to Yankees

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