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MLB Rumors: Yankees Seen as Favorite to Land Jon Lester; Red Sox are ‘Long Shot’
August 20th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
While it is believed to be a long shot for Oakland Athletics starter Jon Lester to return to the Boston Red Sox in free agency after the season, the New York Yankees are one of the teams said to be the favorites to land him. ***PHOTO1*** Lester, who was traded before the...

New York Yankees’ CC Sabathia Completes Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS Awareness (Video)
August 19th, 2014 at 7:10 PM
Earlier in the day, it was New York Yankees general partner Jennifer Steinbrenner-Swindal who completed the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and donations for ALS. ***PHOTO1*** Later in the day, one of her employee's and players on the Yankees, injured starting pitcher CC Sabathia, also completed the Ice Bucket Challenge, which...

Former Yankees SP Andy Pettitte Takes Part in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
August 18th, 2014 at 8:07 AM
After Shawn Kelley successfully completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge last week, now a former New York Yankees player is taking part in the fun. ***PHOTO1*** Retired starting pitcher Andy Pettitte was nominated by his former teammate, Jorge Posada, and the 42-year-old didn't disappoint. Pettitte's yelp when the water is being poured over...

New York Yankees Could Rest Hiroki Kuroda More After Successful Outing Vs. Tampa Bay Rays
August 18th, 2014 at 1:21 AM
This past week, the New York Yankees skipped Hiroki Kuroda in the rotation to give him an extra day of rest following a rain out from their series against the Baltimore Orioles and it may have paid off. ***PHOTO1*** With Kuroda pitching extremely will on Sunday in the team's series finale against...

Masahiro Tanaka Plans to Return in 2014 Despite New York Yankees Playoff Chances
August 16th, 2014 at 5:24 PM
Masahiro Tanaka took the next step in his rehab after throwing a 25-pitch bullpen session on Saturday, and the New York Yankees ace says he plans on returning no matter how out of it the Yanks are in September. ***PHOTO1*** Tanaka's session was the first time he's thrown off a mound since...

New York Yankees Injury Updates: Masahiro Tanaka, Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran
August 16th, 2014 at 1:50 PM
Here are some of the latest updates on injured New York Yankees such as Masahiro Tanaka, Carlos Beltran and Brian McCann. ***PHOTO1*** Masahiro Tanaka's Saturday Bullpen Session Tanaka threw from a mound for the first time since his elbow injury and reports everything is fine. The next step will be throwing breaking pitches,...

Manny Banuelos’ Next 2 Starts May Determine Status with New York Yankees in 2014
August 16th, 2014 at 11:20 AM
If all goes well in his next two starts, Manny Banuelos could see some time with the New York Yankees' big-league roster come September. After an up-and-down season in Double-A while recovering from Tommy John surgery, Banuelos was promoted to Triple-A where he had spent some time in 2011 and all...

Kevin Long, New York Yankees Explain What Biggest Problem on Offense Is
August 16th, 2014 at 9:35 AM
The New York Yankees offense again failed to produce any runs on Friday night after a 5-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. ***PHOTO1*** New York has one of the worst offenses in baseball, and because of that the return of Michael Pineda and eventually Masahiro Tanaka won't do...

New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka to Throw Off Mound on Saturday
August 15th, 2014 at 5:54 PM
The next step in Masahiro Tanaka's bid to return to the New York Yankees will happen on Saturday. ***PHOTO1*** After throwing off flat ground multiple times during the week, Tanaka is now ready to toss a 25-pitch session from the bump, per Meredith Marakovits of the YES Network: Masahiro Tanaka (through translator) said...

Roger Clemens Reacts to Hall of Fame Questions; Pedro Martinez Supports Rocket
August 14th, 2014 at 4:26 PM
Former New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens talked to reporters on Thursday when he was inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame. ***VIDEO1*** The topic? Performance-enhancing drugs, of course. Clemens was asked if he should be in the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown when it's his time and The Rocket basically...

Buck Showalter Hoped Michael Pineda Used Pine Tar in 1st Start Back for Yankees
August 13th, 2014 at 9:31 PM
Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter wasn't bashful for his support of the use of pine tar by Major League Baseball pitchers, and he even hoped Michael Pineda would use it in his first start back for the New York Yankees since coming off the 60-day disabled list. ***VIDEO1*** Pineda was busted back...

Masahiro Tanaka Feels No Pain in Elbow; Return to New York Yankees on Track
August 13th, 2014 at 4:14 PM
In what is the best news since Masahiro Tanaka discovered he had a slightly torn UCL, the New York Yankees ace is now reporting there is no more pain in his elbow. Masahiro Tanaka throwing to Larry Rothschild in the #Orioles outfield #Yankees pic.twitter.com/EvBsCgcQmM — Brendan Kuty (@BrendanKutyNJ) August 13, 2014 Wallace Matthews...

New York Yankees to Skip Hiroki Kuroda in Starting Rotation; Unsure If for Rest of Injury
August 13th, 2014 at 12:44 AM
UPDATE: Wednesday, August 13 at 8:21 a.m. ET Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News is reporting Kuroda is not hurt and is being skipped for rest: To clarify my last tweet: Hiroki Kuroda IS being skipped this turn, but Brian Cashman said it is NOT being done because of an...

Reporter Asks New York Yankees’ Michael Pineda If He Will Use Pine Tar Again
August 11th, 2014 at 5:53 PM
Michael Pineda spoke to the media on Monday after it was reported that he would start on Wednesday versus the Baltimore Orioles, and the New York Yankees starter was asked if he would continue using pine tar. ***VIDEO1*** Of course, Pineda was suspended for 10 games earlier in the season after he...

Manny Banuelos Promoted to Class-AAA Scranton/Wilks-Barre; Could Be a Potential Yankees Call up Soon
August 11th, 2014 at 3:25 PM
For years, the status and progress of Manny Banuelos in the New York Yankees minor league system has been well tracked, especially because he's been considered one of their top prospects for several years now. ***PHOTO1*** From the time he was 17-years-old pitching in Class-A ball, Banuelos looked like he had the...

Michael Pineda to Be Activated from 60-Day DL, Will Start for New York Yankees on Wednesday Vs. Baltimore Orioles
August 11th, 2014 at 2:52 PM
The last time the New York Yankees saw Michael Pineda, he was being ejected in the second inning of their game on April 23 against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park for using pine tar; an incident he received a 10-game suspension for. ***VIDEO1*** During his suspension, Pineda hurt a muscle...

MLB Rumors: Chicago Cubs, not New York Yankees, Considered Favorites to Sign Oakland A’s Starter Jon Lester
August 11th, 2014 at 2:33 PM
Ever since the Boston Red Sox traded Jon Lester to the Oakland A's at the trade deadline last month, people have started to wonder if the New York Yankees will be the team to land Lester once he becomes a free agent in the winter. ***VIDEO1*** Because Lester was dealt from Boston...

Tampa Bay Rays Prez Says David Price Wasn’t Off Limits to New York Yankees
August 11th, 2014 at 1:29 PM
There have been several differing reports on the Tampa Bay Rays' willingness to trade David Price to the New York Yankees before the July 31 trade deadline, but Rays president Matt Silverman has cleared that up. ***VIDEO1*** According to Marc Tompkin of the Tampa Bay Times, Silverman insists there was team that...

New York Yankees’ Hiroki Kuroda Isn’t Worried About 2nd Half Swoon After Lousy Sunday Outing
August 11th, 2014 at 1:25 PM
Last year, Hiroki Kuroda was one of the team's best pitchers heading into the month of August, but then the veteran right-hander crashed and hit the wall for the final two months of the season. ***VIDEO1*** After posting an 11-7 record and an ERA in the 2.00 range, Kuroda went 0-6 in his...

Albert Pujols Trolls Mike Napoli After Angels Beat Red Sox in 19 Innings (Video)
August 10th, 2014 at 9:36 AM
This one will give New York Yankees fans a reason to smile on Sunday. ***VIDEO1*** The Los Angeles Angels and Boston Red Sox were embroiled in a 19-inning game on Saturday night when Albert Pujols finally ended it with a walk-off home run to give LA a 5-4 win. But Pujols wasn't done there....