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Jul 20, 2018

Gary Sanchez aims to avoid prolonged slumps as Yankees slugger returns to lineup for Subway Series against Mets

The Yankees may have lost out on the Manny Machado sweepstakes, but they still added some pop to their lineup on Friday following the All-Start break. Gary Sanchez, reinstated from the 10-day disabled list Thursday, was back in the lineup batting sixth and catching the Subway Series opener against...
Jul 19, 2018

Clint Frazier is pulled from Triple-A game with possible concussion symptoms

Not again. Clint Frazier was pulled from Thursday's Triple-A Scranton game for precautionary reasons related to possible concussion symptoms, according to The Times-Tribune. Frazier may have suffered the injury while diving for a ball in the first inning, which he couldn't catch, according to the...
Jul 19, 2018

5 Yankees storylines to follow after All-Star break

Manny Machado is a Dodger. Brad Hand is with Cleveland. And for the Yankees, the second half of the season gets underway Friday in the Bronx against the Mets. Here are a few notable storylines to follow: 1. Return of Sanchez Gary Sanchez (groin) is expected to return to the Bombers on Friday following...
Jul 19, 2018

Yankees midseason report card: Grading the Bombers at the break

It's hard to be upset with having the second-best record in the majors. It's just that the Red Sox are 4.5 games up in the AL East standings, so the Yankees are going to have to play even better baseball coming out of the All-Star break. After all, they want to do everything in their power to avoid...
Jul 17, 2018

Finally taking the mound in All-Star Game is extra meaningful for Luis Severino after early career adversity

WASHINGTON — The All-Star Game might be meaningless in the standings, but it’s meaningful for Luis Severino. Severino, who has turned his career around after some early adversity that featured a demotion to the minors and a stint in the bullpen, got to sit with Gerrit Cole, Chris Sale and Justin...
Jul 17, 2018

Luis Severino says he turned to sitcom 'Friends' to help him learn English

Luis Severino turned to a beloved ‘90s sitcom to learn English. “I love watching Friends,” Severino told Jim Rome of CBS Sports. “I think I learned a lot of English from watching Friends. And that kept me going.” Severino speaks English very well now, but that wasn’t always the case. “When I came...
Jul 16, 2018

Hometown hero Bryce Harper wins Home Run Derby in front of raucous Washington D.C. crowd

WASHINGTON – It must’ve been the headband. Bryce Harper scored a home victory in front of his fans on Monday night at Nationals Park, defeating Kyle Schwarber 19-18 in extra time of the finals to capture the 2018 Home Run Derby. Harper threw both hands up and flipped his bat upon hitting the go-ahead...
Jul 16, 2018

Yankees' Aroldis Chapman seems to troll all of baseball with Manny Machado Instagram post

Aroldis Chapman is stoking the Manny Machado, Yankees flames. The Orioles superstar subject of trade rumors galore posed for a photo alongside Luis Severino, Gleyber Torres and Chapman in a post shared by the closer’s Instagram account Monday ahead of the MLB Home Run Derby. “You put the caption…,”...
Jul 16, 2018

Gleyber Torres feels like he's ready to return to Yankees 'right now'

WASHINGTON — Gleyber Torres did some baserunning on Monday, and thinks he’s ready to return to the Yankees “right now” from his hip injury. “I’m just waiting for more (rehab) games,” Torres said. “If everything is all right, I’m back to play.” Torres will run the bases again on Tuesday and then...
Jul 16, 2018

Manny Machado says his Instagram 'like' on photo of him in Yankees uniform was 'just a mistake'

WASHINGTON – It was just a mistake. So says Manny Machado, who claims he “liked” an Instagram photo of himself in a Yankees’ uniform by accident. “That was just a mistake,” Machado, who sounded like a man that has already been traded, said during his Monday media availability prior to the All-Star...
Jul 16, 2018

Mazzeo: Emerging Yankees youngster Luis Severino should have received opportunity to start All-Star Game over Chris Sale

WASHINGTON – Sevy got shafted. Luis Severino deserved to start the All-Star Game over Chris Sale — even if, as A.J. Hinch said, “the proof is in the numbers.” Sure, Sale has a better ERA (2.23) and more strikeouts (188) than Severino (2.31, 144). But why not give the Yankees’ emerging, 24-year-old...
Jul 16, 2018

Yankees' Luis Severino will not start All-Star Game for American League, with honor going to Red Sox ace Chris Sale

WASHINGTON — Luis Severino will not start the All-Star Game for the American League on Tuesday night at Nationals Park. Instead, the nod goes to Red Sox lefty Chris Sale, who leads the AL with a 2.23 ERA. The last Yankee to start the All-Star Game was Roger Clemens in 2001. Severino, 24, leads...

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