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Rob Refsnyder, Luis Severino Win New York Yankees Kevin Lawn Award for Best Player, Pitcher
March 28th, 2015 at 1:25 PM
Two of the brightest stars in the New York Yankees minor-league system were confirmed on Saturday as second baseman Rob Refsnyder and starting pitcher Luis Severino were named the organization's best minor-league players. ***PHOTO1*** The honor, which is called the Kevin Lawn Award, is handed out to the best position player and...

MLB.com’s Stat Projections for New York Yankees Players’ 2015 Major League Baseball Season
March 28th, 2015 at 12:30 PM
Everyone has been trying to guess just how many times New York Yankees designated Alex Rodriguez will go deep this season and now MLB.com is taking a crack at it, as well as guessing the numbers for his teammates. ***PHOTO1*** MLB.com posts fantasy baseball projections at the beginning of every season and...

Joe Girardi Making Excuses for CC Sabathia not Starting Opening Day for New York Yankees?
March 27th, 2015 at 2:00 PM
While we all know why CC Sabathia isn't the New York Yankees' Opening Day starter, manager Joe Girardi has a different explanation. ***PHOTO1*** Sabathia is no longer the best pitcher on the Yankees and he hasn't been in two full seasons thanks to injury and ineffectiveness. Masahiro Tanaka has passed him by...

New York Yankees Announce Masahiro Tanaka as Opening Day Starter; CC Sabathia No. 3
March 27th, 2015 at 11:13 AM
The New York Yankees have announced who their first four starters will be to begin the 2015 season, and it's Masahiro Tanaka who will get the nod on Opening Day. ***PHOTO2*** Tanaka will break the streak held by CC Sabathia for starting consecutive opening days for the Yankees, which he has done...

Former No. 1 Pick Brady Aiken a Possibility for New York Yankees After Tommy John Surgery?
March 27th, 2015 at 10:50 AM
Former No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 Major League Baseball draft, Brady Aiken, recently saw his 2015 draft stock take a hit after undergoing Tommy John surgery. ***PHOTO2*** The 18-year-old left-hander was drafted by the Houston Astros in 2014, but was unable to come up with a contract agreement as early...

New Roger Clemens Movie ‘The Rocket’ to Cover Time with New York Yankees?
March 25th, 2015 at 1:48 PM
A new movie entitled "The Rocket" is set to be made about disgraced former Major League Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens, and the flick could include his years with the New York Yankees. ***PHOTO1*** Tatiana Siegel and Borys Kit of The Hollywood Reporter are reporting that the same man who produced the Oscar-winning...

New York Yankees’ Adam Warren ‘Has a Huge Lead’ for No. 5 Starter Spot
March 25th, 2015 at 11:53 AM
Not that it should come as much of a surprise to anyone, but New York Yankees pitcher Adam Warren is the favorite for the team's No. 5 starter spot, according to his own general manager. ***PHOTO2*** GM Brian Cashman said so to reporters on Wednesday, saying that Wareen has "a huge lead"...

New York Yankees’ Ivan Nova Throws 1st Breaking Pitches After Tommy John Surgery
March 25th, 2015 at 8:00 AM
New York Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova underwent Tommy John surgery early last season and is just now starting to get back into throwing breaking pitches. View image | gettyimages.com Nova threw breaking pitches for the first time since his surgery in his most...

CC Sabathia ‘Out of Mix’ for New York Yankees Opening Day Start; Masahiro Tanaka Almost Certain
March 24th, 2015 at 5:16 PM
New York Yankees starter CC Sabathia will take the mound for his next spring training start on Saturday, which will cancel him out as the potential Opening Day starter for the Bronx Bombers. ***PHOTO1*** Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News confirmed Sabathia's scheduled Saturday outing for the Yankees, noting that...

Roy Halladay Fires Back at Yankees Fans Defending Alex Rodriguez After Unprovoked Shot
March 24th, 2015 at 2:45 PM
It looks like Roy Halladay's unprovoked attack against Alex Rodriguez on Monday didn't go unnoticed, as New York Yankees fans came to the rescue and trolled the former Major League Baseball pitcher. ***PHOTO3*** Halladay threw his hat into the ring of people making fun of A-Rod, with this jest at the embattled...

Joe Girardi Wants New York Yankees No. 5 Starter Chosen by End of Week
March 24th, 2015 at 9:59 AM
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi claims he would like to make his decision on who the No. 5 starter will be by the end of the week. ***PHOTO2*** In the running for the spot now are Adam Warren and Esmil Rogers, with more dark horse candidates like Chase Whitley and Bryan...

Roy Halladay Takes Shot at New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez on Twitter
March 23rd, 2015 at 12:32 PM
Roy Halladay has a lot of free time on his hands nowadays after retiring from Major League Baseball, so I guess that means he has nothing better to do than make fun of New York Yankees designated hitter, Alex Rodriguez. ***PHOTO2*** Halladay shared a photo on Twitter while at a baseball field...

Masahiro Tanaka Talks About Possible Opening Day Start for New York Yankees
March 23rd, 2015 at 9:59 AM
There is a very good chance Masahiro Tanaka will be the Opening Day starter for the New York Yankees in 2015, which Tanaka says would be something special for him or anyone, for that matter. ***PHOTO1*** Tanaka did remain humble about his injury from last season and how he just needs to...

Why Michael Pineda’s Start for New York Yankees on Saturday was His Best of Spring Training
March 22nd, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Michael Pineda didn't look too hot coming out of the gate on Saturday versus the Houston Astros, but the New York Yankees starter held it together and ended up turning out his best performance of the spring. ***PHOTO1*** Things were rough for Pineda in the first. After allowing a triple to Astros...

New York Yankees’ C.C. Sabathia Goes Extra Mile to Pitch Versus Mets on Sunday
March 22nd, 2015 at 8:00 AM
C.C. Sabathia is doing all he can to prepare for the 2015 season, and that includes taking road trips during Spring Training. ***PHOTO1*** The New York Yankees are traveling two and a half hours to Port St. Lucie on Sunday to play the New York Mets and Sabathia could have probably used...

New York Yankees’ Adam Warren the Favorite for No. 5 Spot in Rotation After Friday Start
March 21st, 2015 at 4:24 PM
New York Yankees pitcher Adam Warren threw another gem on Friday, giving him yet another leg-up on his competition for the No. 5 spot in the team's starting rotation. ***PHOTO1*** Against the Detroit Tigers, Warren pitched well, allowing four hits over five innings of work, with three strikeouts and no walks. He...

Seattle Mariners’ Jesus Montero Sent to Minors While New York Yankees’ Michael Pineda Shines
March 21st, 2015 at 12:00 PM
The Seattle Mariners have sent Jesus Montero to the minors, once again scoring another point for the New York Yankees in the Montero-Michael Pineda swap. ***PHOTO1*** Before spring training even finishes, the Mariners are already reassigning Montero to the minors, guaranteeing he won't be a big leaguer when the 2015 season starts: ***PHOTO2*** On...

Atlanta Braves’ Fredi Gonzalez Says Masahiro Tanaka Having Tommy John Surgery is Inevitable
March 20th, 2015 at 12:00 PM
Never call Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez an optimist. ***PHOTO1*** After Masahiro Tanaka took the mound on Wednesday night versus the Braves and looked fantastic for the New York Yankees, Gonzalez was asked what he thought of Tanaka's performance. While most people who responded to the question that were involved in the game...

Joe Girardi Says CC Sabathia “May not Be” the New York Yankees’ Opening Day Starter
March 20th, 2015 at 10:29 AM
It appears there's one roster decision New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi will get applauded for, as the Bronx Bombers' skipper has decided that he isn't likely to send CC Sabathia to the mound on Opening Day. ***PHOTO2*** Sabathia has held the reins as the Yanks' opening day starter since 2009, when...

New York Yankees Players Poised for a Breakout Season in 2015
March 19th, 2015 at 5:24 PM
The New York Yankees are going to need some improvement from within in order to excel this season. Brian Cashman refrained from making any splashy acquisitions this offseason and chose instead to acquire assets with high upside and hope for a few breakout seasons in 2015. ***PHOTO1*** Brian McCann McCann struggled at the...