1:18 AM EDT, Sat October 22, 2016
Newark Star-Ledger

12 things to know about Yankees prospect Brody Koerner, who is into loooong roadtrips

Koerner is healthy and pitching in the Arizona Fall League after missing most of the 2016 season recovering from May elbow surgery.

New York Post

Greg Bird goes in-depth on his painful year away from Yankees

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — If you’re a Yankees fan and you’re wondering how your future first baseman is doing, Greg Bird is alive and well, rehabilitating his career in the Arizona Fall League. In his first games since undergoing the right-shoulder surgery that sabotaged his entire 2016 season, Bird has been taking his frustrations out on...

Newark Star-Ledger

Yankees' Greg Bird has 'awesome' time in Fall League opener, but still not 100 percent

Yankees first baseman Greg Bird is still recovering from February shoulder surgery and isn't yet ready to play the field in Arizona Fall League games. (Randy Miller | NJ Advance Media)

Newark Star-Ledger

He's baaack! Yankees' James Kaprielian hits 97, dominates in Fall League debut

Over his elbow injury, the right-hander retired nine of 10 batters and struck out six in working three shutout inning Wednesday night.

Newark Star-Ledger

Yankees phenom James Kaprielian, finally healthy, talks candidly about future

The Yankees' 2015 first-round draft pick is back to 100 percent after being sidelined for most of this past season with a flexor tendon injury.

Newark Star-Ledger

CC Sabathia has knee surgery, Yankees say it's ...

Sabathia entering final year of contract, will make $25 million in 2017

New York Post

CC Sabathia’s knee worries aren’t going anywhere

CC Sabathia will have a Baker’s cyst and a “bunch of debris” removed from his right knee, the Yankees pitcher told The Post by text on Wednesday. General manager Brian Cashman called the surgery “routine,” and said it was not considered serious. Cashman said the procedure, scheduled for next Tuesday, would be performed by team physician Dr. Chris...

New York Post

The cushion that eased Yankees’ youngsters will now vanish

Alex Rodriguez batted third, Mark Teixeira cleanup and Carlos Beltran fifth in the order in the Yankees’ Opening Day lineup at the Stadium against the Astros, and not a one of them will be wearing pinstripes when 2017 begins. In their place when next year opens on the road against the Rays, there will be...

Tampa Bay Times

Lou Piniella, George Steinbrenner on Hall of Fame committee ballot

Former Devil Rays manager Lou Piniella and longtime Yankees owner George Steinbrenner are among 10 candidates who will be considered for Baseball Hall of Fame election by committee vote in December.

Newark Star-Ledger

Source: Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka won't make final start

Tanaka suffered a minor forearm injury last week.

New York Post

Bryan Mitchell had ‘best game of year,’ thanks to return of 1 pitch

That guy, manager Joe Girardi said afterward, was the Bryan Mitchell the Yankees saw at the end of spring training and before a season-ripping injury. Mitchell, with seven scoreless two-hit innings in the Yankees’ 5-3 win over the Red Sox, “pitched his best game of the year,” according to Girardi. It was Mitchell’s longest outing...

Toronto Star

‘No upside’ to Yankees dustup, says Jays president Mark Shapiro

Aside from potential injuries to Joaquin Benoit and Devon Travis, Toronto may face suspensions after altercation with New York.

New York Post

The Blue Jays beat themselves up trying to fight Yankees

The Yankees beat the Blue Jays on the scoreboard and on the field Monday in a 7-5 victory in Toronto. There were two benches-clearing brawls in the first two innings — and the Blue Jays paid the price. The Blue Jays’ injury report Tuesday indicated second baseman Devon Travis and relief pitcher Joaquin Benoit both left the game...

San Francisco Chronicle

Jose Fernandez reportedly was at bar Saturday night

The Nationals’ World Series hopes took a serious blow when All-Star catcher Wilson Ramos was diagnosed with a torn ACL in his right knee. ... Mets left-hander Steven Matz will undergo surgery next week to remove bone spurs in his pitching elbow and will miss the rest of the season. ... Toronto reliever Joaquin Benoit will miss the rest of the regular season after tearing his left calf muscle when he tripped and fell while running in from the bullpen the second time benches cleared during Monday’s 7-5 loss to the Yankees.

The Republican

David Ortiz's HR, Boston Red Sox bullpen's 4 shutout innings lead to win over Rays; Mookie Betts adds 3 hits

Red Sox DH David Ortiz's homer in the first marked his 1,190th career extra-base hit, tying him with Yankees great Lou Gehrig for 10th all-time in extra-base hits.

Tampa Bay Times

Rays hurt Yankees playoff loss with 2-0 victory to close out series

ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays kept the Yankees from heading out of the Trop happy, and knocked them a step closer to heading home with a 2-0 win on Thursday.

New York Post

Chris Archer outlines the unfathomable cost if Yankees wanted to get him

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — If you’re waiting to see if Chris Archer winds up being traded to the Yankees this offseason, the Tampa Bay right-hander has a simple answer for you. “Never happen,” Archer told The Post before the Yankees’ 2-0 loss to the Rays at Tropicana Field. The Yankees need starting pitching and, with...

New York Post

Yankees offense lays an egg in back-breaking loss

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — After the Yankees dropped a game they couldn’t afford to lose, Brett Gardner came up with the math that might actually get them into the postseason. “We’ve got what, 11 games left?” Gardner said following a 2-0 defeat to the Rays Thursday night. “We need to win 11 games.’’ Told they...

Newark Star-Ledger

What's Yankees' elimination number? Wild Card standings through Sept. 21

Can the Yankees catch the Orioles or the Blue Jays as they race for American League Wild Card? They'll continue against the Rays on Thursday. The Red Sox continue to reign in the AL East standings

Newark Star-Ledger

Brett Gardner's great one-liner on Yankees' slim playoff hopes

The veteran turned in the one-liner of the season after Thursday's loss to the Rays

The Republican

David Ortiz, Red Sox DH, belts 411-foot homer to catwalk, ties Yankees great Lou Gehrig for extra-base hits

Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz blasted his 37th homer of the 2016 season in the first inning against Tampa Bay Rays starter Chris Archer at Tropicana Field.

Newark Star-Ledger

Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka hurt: What it means

Breaking down the injury to the Yankees' best starter

New York Post

Two Yankees call-ups providing end-of-season boost

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — If Starlin Castro and Aaron Judge had not gotten hurt, Donovan Solano and Mason Williams likely would have been part of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre team that won the Triple-A title on Tuesday night. Instead, both were in the starting lineup and delivered key hits in the Yankees’ 11-5 win over the Rays....

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pirates acquire Phil Coke from Yankees

MILWAUKEE — As injuries keep two relievers out of action for almost the entire month of September, the Pirates today added to their bullpen by purchasing left-hander Phil Coke from the New York Yankees.

New York Post

Masahiro Tanaka scratched from next start with elbow strain

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Yankees’ dim playoff hopes took another hit Thursday, when Masahiro Tanaka was diagnosed with a strained flexor mass in his right elbow after an MRI exam. Joe Girardi volunteered the information before the Yankees’ 2-0 loss to the Rays Wednesday night at Tropicana Field. The manager tried to downplay the...

New York Post

Masahiro Tanaka’s injury: Short-term loss with a silver lining

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Yankees’ most consistently reliable performer in this topsy-turvy season couldn’t make it to the finish line unscathed, leaving these guys with two potential crises — one tied into the team’s slim chances of qualifying for the postseason and one tied to Masahiro Tanaka himself. Here’s how you play it: The...