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New York Yankees Sign Former New York Mets CF Chris Young to Minor League Deal

August 28th, 2014 at 1:17 AM
By Doug Rush

On Wednesday afternoon, the New York Yankees took a flier on a possible outfield option that may be able to help them once the rosters expand next month.

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports and WFAN reported that the Yankees have signed former New York Mets center fielder Chris Young to a minor league deal.

Young was originally signed to a one-year, $7.25 million deal in the offseason, but only hit .208 with eight home runs and 28 RBI in 88 games before being designated for assignment earlier in the month.

Young will likely be a September 1 call up once the rosters expand to 40 players and should be able to provide the Yankees with another possible power bat off the bench and supplement Ichiro Suzuki in right field.

While his time with the Mets was a disastrous one, Citi Field tends to hurt hitters numbers from being such a spacious park, so maybe Young could find some success playing in the very hitter friendly Yankee Stadium.

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New York Yankees Donate 100K and Joe Girardi Does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

August 27th, 2014 at 6:52 PM
By Michael Moraitis

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi has taken the plunge into the cold water and accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Not only did Girardi become the latest person to dump cold water on his head, but he also announced that the Yankees were making a very generous donation of $100,000 to help strike out ALS.

Here's video of Girardi accepting the challenge and giving some very important information about ALS, per MLB.com:

Among Girardi's nominees are Joe Torre, Goose Gossage, Tino Martinez and Paul O'Neill. All four of those players have been honored by the Yankees this season.

O'Neill should have no problem dumping a bucket of ice water over his head considering he tossed a few coolers in his day.

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New York Yankees May Move Derek Jeter Down in Lineup After Brett Gardner Return

August 27th, 2014 at 10:03 AM
By Michael Moraitis

The time may be coming for the New York Yankees to move Derek Jeter down in the lineup.

One of the reasons to do so would be Jacoby Ellsbury, who since moving back to his natural spot in the lineup as the leadoff hitter is on fire, as he's six for his last nine with three long balls.

Ellsbury was placed back into that spot in the lineup because of Brett Gardner's ankle injury. Before that, Ellsbury was relegated to the No. 3 hole for much of the season and he was average there. Now that Gardner is returning, the Yankees have a problem.

They can't simply move Ellsbury back to where he was pre-Gardner injury just to have him revert back to decent after it's done. The Yanks can't afford to have that happen with their issues scoring runs this season. So, that means Gardner is either sent to the bottom of the order, or Jeter is.

Gardner, despite some struggles lately offensively, has been one of the best bats in the Yankees' lineup this season. He has hit for power and he gets on base, which is a perfect recipe for a guy at the top of the lineup.

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Derek Jeter Gets 20-second Standing Ovation from Detroit Tigers Fans (Video)

August 26th, 2014 at 8:55 PM
By Michael Moraitis

Derek Jeter, who grew up Kalamazoo, Michigan, got a great standing ovation from Detroit Tigers fans before his first at-bat for the New York Yankees on Tuesday night in Comerica Park.

Matthew B. Mowery of The Oakland Press shared a video of the nice gesture from the crowd in Detroit:

No. 2 would go on to notch a single shortly after the warm reception in what will be his last game at Comerica Park unless the Yankees meet the Tigers in October.

Jeter was born in New Jersey, but his family moved to Michigan when he was four; however that didn't stop The Captain from being a Yankees fan as a kid.

It was great to see from the Detroit crowd considering the Tigers are trying to stay ahead of the Yankees in the wild card standings and need to win every game against Jeter's team.

Even competition doesn't come before respect for Jeter.

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New York Yankees Mark Teixeira to Retun to Lineup Tonight Against Detroit Tigers

August 26th, 2014 at 5:37 PM
By Mike Warsaw

The New York Yankees have won five games in a row and they seem to be producing and getting a little healthier, kind of. Brett Gardner missed Sunday's game and will rest again on Tuesday, but Mark Teixeira will return to the Yankees lineup tonight, as the Yanks take on the Tigers in Detroit.

Teixeira has been dogged by the injury bug all season, and on Monday Yankee manager Joe Girardi decided to give his ailing slugger a rest. Teixiera had been hampered by a tight hamstring that flared during the weekend. Although the hamstring issue was considered to be minor, the Yankees played it safe and gave Teixeira the day off yesterday.

The Yankees have been going through a grueling schedule to close out August, which have seen them play 13 straight games. "This is a brutal stretch of games, and we've got some guy's banged up, so any opportunity to get some rest, we're going to try and take advantage of it," Teixeira said.

"Physically this has been a very difficult year for me," Teixeira added. "The only consolation I take is that when I am healthy and feeing good and can get a nice stretch of games, I'm still driving in runs and hitting home runs and that's what I'm here for."

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