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Yankees Mostly Mum on Jacoby Ellsbury Injury; Joe Girardi Says 15 Days Won’t Be Enough
May 23rd, 2015 at 8:55 AM
The New York Yankees have been quiet on Jacoby Ellsbury's injury of late, but manager Joe Girardi finally gave at least a bit of insight into the situation. ***PHOTO1*** Ellsbury was recently placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right knee sprain, and while he was supposed to get an MRI...

New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka Could Return Sooner than Expected
May 22nd, 2015 at 7:17 PM
New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka may return earlier than expected. ***PHOTO1*** After making his first rehab start on Thursday night in which he threw three scoreless innings, it was thought that Tanaka would need two more rehab starts in the minors before he would return. But now it seems the Yankees...

New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka Reacts to First Triple-A Rehab Start
May 22nd, 2015 at 9:00 AM
New York Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka took the mound for the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders last night and looked good in his first start since going on the disabled list with a forearm injury. ***PHOTO1*** Tanaka threw three innings without allowing a run, while also surrendering just two hits through 41 pitches (25...

New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka Completes First Triple-A Rehab Start
May 21st, 2015 at 7:09 PM
New York Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka had a solid showing in his first Triple-A rehab start for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders. ***PHOTO1*** Tanaka, who was scheduled to throw 45 pitches or three innings, finished with a line of no runs on two hits in three innings of work. He recorded two strikeouts in...

New York Yankees Prospect Mason Williams Promoted to Triple-A to Take Slade Heathcott’s Spot
May 21st, 2015 at 4:26 PM
After a few days of speculation, it has been announced that New York Yankees prospect Mason Williams will be taking Slade Heathcott's spot on the Triple-A roster of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders. ***PHOTO1*** A spot in the crowd Railriders outfielder opened up after Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was placed on the 15-day...

New York Yankees’ Joe Girardi Confirms Jacoby Ellsbury Won’t Need Surgery on Knee
May 21st, 2015 at 10:30 AM
A bit of good news came out on Wednesday in regard to Jacoby Ellsbury's knee: the New York Yankees outfielder won't require surgery. ***PHOTO1*** Ellsbury injured the knee on Tuesday night against the Washington Nationals after his spikes got caught in the dirt while swinging the bat. Ellsbury would stay in the...

Jacoby Ellsbury Injury: Updates on Yankees Star’s Knee and Return
May 20th, 2015 at 4:59 PM
UPDATE: Wednesday, May 20 at 4:57 p.m. ET Jacoby Ellsbury's knee is in a brace and he will be given a timetable for his return after seeing a doctor on Friday: Ellsbury said Yankees "haven't given me a timeline" for his return. Won't get that until gets evaluated Friday by team doctor —...

Yankees GM Brian Cashman Talks Severity of Jacoby Ellsbury Injury, Slade Heathcott’s Role
May 20th, 2015 at 1:59 PM
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman had a bit of good news in regard to Jacoby Ellsbury's knee injury. ***PHOTO1*** Cashman spoke to George A. King III of the New York Post and said he doesn't believe Ellsbury's injury is a very serious one, despite the fact that he's still waiting...

New York Yankees’ Reason for Choosing Slade Heathcott Over Ramon Flores Revealed
May 20th, 2015 at 12:51 PM
In many circles it was believed that Ramon Flores would be the first New York Yankees prospect to get a shot at the big leagues in the event of an injury to the team's outfield, but by now we know that wasn't the case. ***PHOTO1*** Instead, Slade Heathcott gets the call for...

New York Yankees ‘In Big Trouble’ Without Jacoby Ellsbury in Lineup
May 20th, 2015 at 10:29 AM
Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner have been a lethal 1-2 punch at the top of the New York Yankees order in 2015, but now that one half of that combination isn't healthy, one scout believes the Bronx Bombers are 'in big trouble.' ***PHOTO1*** Ellsbury suffered what the Yankees announced was a right...

What Slade Heathcott Brings to New York Yankees Lineup; Prospect Reacts to Promotion
May 20th, 2015 at 9:05 AM
New York Yankees prospect Slade Heathcott is getting a promotion to the big leagues after outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury was sent to the disabled list with a knee injury. ***PHOTO1*** Heathcott will have enormous shoes to fill. Ellsbury was the team leader in hits, on-base percentage and batting average. Not to mention he...

New York Yankees Injury Updates on Masahiro Tanaka
May 19th, 2015 at 5:00 PM
UPDATE: Tuesday, May 19 at 5:00 p.m. ET Masahiro Tanaka's first rehab start is officially set for Thursday in Triple-A: Masahiro Tanaka will start Thursday for @swbrailriders, Yankees announce. — Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) May 19, 2015 Tanaka says he will throw 45 pitches in the outing: Tanaka said he will throw about 45 pitches Thursday. —...

New York Yankees’ Chase Whitley to Undergo Tommy John Surgery on Torn UCL
May 18th, 2015 at 4:42 PM
New York Yankees pitcher Chase Whitley has received the worst possible news on Monday. ***PHOTO1*** The 25-year-old starter left his last outing after 1 2/3 innings with an elbow issue. It turned out Whitley had been pitching with an elbow problem for a few starts, but was able to gut through it...

Chase Whitley Updates: New York Yankees Pitcher Likely to Have Tommy John Surgery
May 16th, 2015 at 8:19 AM
UPDATE: Saturday, May 16 at 8:18 a.m. ET It looks as though Tommy John surgery may be in Chase Whitley's future after a tear was discovered in his UCL , as was reported by CBS Sports' Jon Heyman: hear chase whitley has been initially diagnosed with ucl tear. tommy john very possible....

Yankees’ Chase Whitley Has Been Pitching Through Elbow Injury; Chris Capuano to Return to Rotation
May 15th, 2015 at 9:04 AM
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi announced what his plans were for returning starter Chris Capuano after Thursday night's loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. ***PHOTO1*** Capuano is set to return after throwing three rehab starts and now the plan is for him to replace Chase Whitley in the starting rotation upon...

New York Yankees’ Chris Capuano Set to Return; Chase Whitley the Odd Man Out?
May 14th, 2015 at 6:43 PM
New York Yankees starter Chase Whitley might be making his last start for the big-league club on Thursday night at Tropicana Field versus the Tampa Bay Rays, as veteran left-hander Chris Capuano is set to make his return. ***PHOTO1*** Capuano last pitched in a rehab start for the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders on...

New York Yankees Prospect Greg Bird Diagnosed with Strained Shoulder
May 14th, 2015 at 6:09 PM
UPDATE: Thursday, May 14 at 6:09 p.m. ET After being placed on the seven-day DL on May 8, Yankees prospect Greg Bird is expected to miss a few more weeks of action after being diagnosed with a strained shoulder: Bird has a strained shoulder and is in Tampa. Al Pedrique expects him...

New York Yankees Prospect Luis Severino Placed on DL After Leaving Last Start Early
May 13th, 2015 at 7:54 AM
New York Yankees prospect Luis Severino was forced to leave his last start for the Trenton Thunder early and is now heading to the seven-day disabled list. ***PHOTO1*** Severino developed a blister on his right middle finger this past Sunday and was unable to go longer than two innings. It clearly affected...

New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez Injured Hamstring Taking 2nd Base in 9th Inning Vs. Rays
May 12th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez hit another homer on Monday night at Tropicana Field versus the Tampa Bay Rays, but he wasn't able to escape without a potential injury. ***PHOTO1*** In the ninth inning with the game comfortably in hand, Rodriguez was hit by a pitch and later took second...

New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka Talks David Price Cold Weather Theory for Forearm, and UCL
May 10th, 2015 at 2:00 PM
For the first time since being placed on the 15-day disabled list with a forearm strain and tendinitis in his wrist, New York Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka touched on a few different topics, including his recovery from the injury and a theory on how he came down with it. ***PHOTO1*** Tanaka was...