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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’ Mark Teixeira Dealing with Nagging Lat Injury; not Considered Serious
May 5th, 2015 at 5:54 PM
New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is dealing with his first injury of the season as manager Joe Girardi disclosed on Tuesday. ***PHOTO1*** Girardi spoke to the media before the game versus the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night and stated that Teixeira is dealing with a minor lat injury, but...

New York Yankees’ Mark Teixeira Has Family Connection to Baltimore Riots
April 29th, 2015 at 12:00 PM
We have all watched the jaw-dropping footage of the Baltimore riots over the past few days, including New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira, who has a personal connection with the situation. ***PHOTO1*** Teixeira was born and raised in Maryland, even attending Mount Saint Joseph High School in Baltimore. The riots even hit...

New York Yankees’ Mark Teixiera Named American League Player of the Week
April 27th, 2015 at 3:15 PM
New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira had one heck of a week and it has earned him the American League Player of the Week award. ***PHOTO1*** The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network, giving Teixeira the honor for the fifth time in his career. The last time he won...

New York Yankees’ Mark Teixeira Reacts to 2-Home Run Game Versus Mets on Friday
April 25th, 2015 at 11:28 AM
New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is already making a huge impact for his team in 2015, and was a major reason why the Yanks took the first game of the Subway Series versus the Mets. ***PHOTO1*** Teixeira slugged two homers off Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom, totaling four RBI in the...

New York Yankees Legends Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig Struck Out by Girl: Video
April 3rd, 2015 at 1:55 PM
Legend and video has it that New York Yankees legends Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, two of the greatest baseball players in the history of the game, were struck out by a 17-year-old girl named Jackie Mitchell. ***PHOTO1*** It was during spring training in 1931 and both Ruth and Gehrig were playing...

New York Yankees Hire Tino Martinez as Minor League Instructor: Report
March 30th, 2015 at 4:54 PM
The New York Yankees are bringing back one of their own with the hiring of former first baseman Tino Martinez. ***PHOTO1*** Martinez played with the Yankees from 1996-2001, and once again in 2005, making him one of the more memorable Yankees players from that era. Now Martinez will be giving the Yanks' prospects...

New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez Wants to Emulate Keith Hernandez at 1st Base
March 30th, 2015 at 11:55 AM
If New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez could emulate one person at first base this season, it would be one of his heroes growing up, former New York Mets first baseman Keith Hernandez. ***PHOTO2*** Rodriguez made his first base debut on Sunday and it was rather uneventful, however it shows that...

New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez Had Only Used His 1st Base Glove Once Before Saturday?
March 29th, 2015 at 12:30 PM
With New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez set to expand his horizons on Sunday by playing first base in a game for the first time in his career, you would think the glove he plans on using would be well-worked. ***PHOTO1*** That isn't exactly the case for the 39-year-old, who has...

New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez Set to Make 1st Base Debut on Sunday
March 27th, 2015 at 12:07 PM
New York Yankees designated hitter and budding utility man Alex Rodriguez will get his first look at first base in a game this spring. ***PHOTO2*** It has been talked about for months now, but finally A-Rod getting reps at first base is becoming a reality, as he will do so this coming...

Hal Steinbrenner Says New York Yankees Prospects Bird, Judge, Severino Possible for Majors in 2015
March 27th, 2015 at 9:03 AM
New York Yankees managing general partner and co-chairman Hal Steinbrenner sat down with Mike Francesa on WFAN radio in New York and discussed the overall state of the team in 2015. ***PHOTO2*** Among the topics covered were the young prospects in the team's organization, who drew rave reviews from the son of...

New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez-1st Base Experiment ‘Not Dead’ After All
March 25th, 2015 at 11:30 AM
First the New York Yankees were going to get Alex Rodriguez reps at first base, then they weren't, and now they are again. ***PHOTO2*** Just a few weeks after the Alex Rodriguez-first base experiment seemed all but dead in the water, Yankees manager Joe Girardi revived it on Tuesday by stating the...

The Decline of New York Yankees’ Mark Teixeira: Can He Bounce Back?
March 21st, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Mark Teixeira inked an eight-year, $180 million contract with the New York Yankees before the 2009 season and was expected to hold down first base for years to come. Teixeira responded by helping the Yankees win a championship in 2009 and solidifying the middle of the lineup. However, Teixeira has...

New York Yankees Players Getting Most Hate from Fans in 2015
March 18th, 2015 at 1:38 PM
New York Yankees fans are some of the most passionate fans on the planet and when they don't like someone on the team, they make it abundantly clear. ***PHOTO1*** Five players on this current Yankees roster stand out above the rest in that department, so let's rank them, shall we? 5. Brendan...

New York Yankees Cut and Reassign Greg Bird, 4 Others to Minors
March 18th, 2015 at 9:31 AM
Five more players were cut from the New York Yankees' big-league spring training roster and reassigned to minors camp, headlined by top first base prospect, Greg Bird. ***PHOTO1*** The Yankees announced the cuts on Tuesday night: #Yankees option RHP Domingo German to Class-A Tampa, RHP Branden Pinder to Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes-Barre and reassign both...

New York Yankees Abandon Alex Rodriguez 1st Base Experiment for Now
March 18th, 2015 at 7:56 AM
You can forget about Alex Rodriguez getting reps at first base during spring training because the New York Yankees are abandoning that plan for now. ***PHOTO1*** The benefit of Rodriguez being able to play first base once in a great while is obvious: he would give the Yankees more depth and flexibility...

Reggie Jackson: Jose Pirela is Yankees Best Hitting Prospect; GM Brian Cashman Disagrees
March 11th, 2015 at 4:10 PM
New York Yankees prospect Jose Pirela got a ringing endorsement after Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson claimed that the 25-year-old could be the organization's best hitting prospect. ***PHOTO1*** General manager Brian Cashman disagrees. On top of Jackson praising Pirela a few days ago, Mr. October has also personally told Pirela he thinks very...

New York Yankees Players Complain Soccer Will Ruin Field Conditions at Yankee Stadium
March 11th, 2015 at 12:36 PM
With soccer set to become a regular occurrence at Yankee Stadium in 2015, there are some New York Yankees players who aren't too happy about what the sport can do to the field. ***PHOTO1*** The first ever home match for Major League Soccer's newest franchise, the New York City FC, is set...

New York Yankees Sign 1st Baseman Mat Gamel to Minor League Contract
March 6th, 2015 at 5:28 PM
The New York Yankees added another first baseman to their system on Friday when they signed former Milwaukee Brewers top prospect Mat Gamel to a minor league contract. ***PHOTO1*** The news of the Yankees signing the 29-year-old comes from Craig Calcaterra of Hardball Talk. Gamel, who bats from the left side of the...

Alex Rodriguez Talks Learning 1st Base in New York Yankees Spring Training
March 2nd, 2015 at 5:55 PM
The New York Yankees are making sure Alex Rodriguez gets reps at first base this spring in order to give the lineup more flexibility and the 39-year-old seems to be upbeat about the process. ***PHOTO1*** Rodriguez came into camp as the team's primary designated hitter, but with so many veterans on the...