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New York Yankees’ Andrew Bailey Shut Down with Injury; Updates on Pirela, Capuano, and Ryan
April 30th, 2015 at 12:34 PM
New York Yankees reliever Andrew Bailey has suffered another setback in his return from a shoulder injury suffered back in 2013. Bailey was trying to work his way back in the Yanks' minor-league system with the goal of pitching in back-to-back games. While he was able to do that, Chad Jennings...

New York Yankees’ Dellin Betances Limped Off Field After Completing 8th Inning on Wednesday?
April 29th, 2015 at 3:44 PM
UPDATE: Wednesday, April 29 at 5:19 p.m. ET Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Dellin Betances doesn't have any kind of serious injury and that his limping was a result of a blister on his toe. Girardi said Betances has a blister on one of his big toes, which is why he was...

New York Yankees Legend Mariano Rivera to Host Youth Baseball ProCamp on May 2nd
April 27th, 2015 at 11:45 PM
New York Yankees legend Mariano Rivera is doing his part together with Steiner Sports to teach kids about the game of baseball as he prepares to hold a youth baseball camp, coming in May of 2015. ***PHOTO1*** According to a press release from the Yankees, the one-day camp for boys and girls...

Joe Girardi All but Confirms Andrew Miller is New York Yankees’ Official Closer
April 27th, 2015 at 4:20 PM
While he didn't say specifically, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi basically admitted his official closer is Andrew Miller after not naming one at the start of the season. This ends the co-closer experiment before it even got off the ground. ***PHOTO1*** Before Monday night's game versus the Tampa Bay Rays, Girardi...

New York Yankees’ 2015 Pitching Staff the Tallest in Major League Baseball History?
April 26th, 2015 at 2:48 PM
With a bigger emphasis placed on power pitchers, the New York Yankees are getting bigger and bigger in height. In fact, the Yankees have the tallest pitching staff in Major League Baseball history. ***PHOTO1*** In a fantastic piece done by Daniel Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal, he analyzes the incredible average...

New York Yankees Joe Girardi Considering a Closer Switch for Subway Series Vs. Mets?
April 25th, 2015 at 12:36 PM
Here comes that co-closer stuff again. ***PHOTO1*** New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi has hinted that the team could choose to go with Dellin Betances as the closer for the series versus the New York Mets instead of Andrew Miller, per Erik Boland of Newsday: "It's something I might think about doing." The reasoning...

New York Yankees’ Chasen Shreve Rejoins Big-League Team After Being Sent to Minors
April 21st, 2015 at 1:43 PM
New York Yankees left-hander Chasen Shreve will be rejoining the team on Tuesday after being sent down to the minors on April 11. ***PHOTO2*** Shreve was sacrificed after the 19-inning game versus the Boston Red Sox that left the Yanks' bullpen depleted, with Shreve himself throwing 3 1/3 innings in the marathon...

New York Yankees’ Esmil Rogers Makes Beautiful Artwork Out of Cup: Video
April 21st, 2015 at 12:45 PM
When he isn't being a solid long man for the New York Yankees, Esmil Rogers loves to do artistic things with drinking cups. Your browser does not support iframes. Either that or he's really bored. Rogers was sitting in the bullpen during the Yanks' game with the Tampa Bay Rays over the weekend...

Joe Girardi Still Refuses to Name New York Yankees Closer; Andrew Miller Responds
April 15th, 2015 at 12:57 PM
While it might be obvious to everyone watching who the New York Yankees closer should be, manager Joe Girardi still isn't ready to name an official closer just yet. ***PHOTO1*** Andrew Miller has already gotten the call twice to save games this season and has been successful both times. Meanwhile, Dellin Betances hasn't...

Andrew Miller Cements Status as New York Yankees Closer After Monday Night
April 14th, 2015 at 2:30 PM
If you still question who the New York Yankees' closer should be after seven games into the season, just take a look at Andrew Miller's performance from Monday night and his numbers over his first three outings of 2015. ***PHOTO1*** Miller came into the game during the eighth inning with one out...

MLB Trade Rumors: Atlanta Braves Offered Craig Kimbrel to New York Yankees
April 13th, 2015 at 4:49 PM
The Atlanta Braves shopped Craig Kimbrel to several teams during the offseason, with the New York Yankees being one of them. ***PHOTO1*** Kimbrel eventually ended up in San Diego after the Padres and Braves struck a deal in what was one of many moves for Padres general manager A.J. Preller this offseason. Before...

Dellin Betances Can’t Be Trusted as New York Yankees Closer After Ugly Season Debut
April 9th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Dellin Betances picked up where he left off in spring training during his 2015 season debut, which is why the New York Yankees can't trust him to be a closer right now. ***PHOTO1*** Coming out of camp, the Yankees didn't name an official closer and instead opted to use co-closers in Betances...

Curt Schilling Discusses Alleged Velocity Issues of New York Yankees’ Dellin Betances
April 3rd, 2015 at 8:55 AM
Everyone is concerned about New York Yankees reliever Dellin Betances, except for the team's brass and former Boston Red Sox pitcher, Curt Schilling. ***PHOTO1*** The fears about Betances stem from his alleged drop in velocity this spring, and from the fact that Betances is putting up dreadful numbers in exhibition play. Betances...

New York Yankees’ Andrew Bailey Won’t Break Camp with Team; Bullpen Nearly Set
April 2nd, 2015 at 12:15 PM
New York Yankees reliver Andrew Bailey was hopeful he'd be ready in time to start the season with the big-league club, however it has been confirmed that won't happen. Bailey is still recovering from shoulder surgery he had in 2013 and although he has pitched solid this spring for the Yankees,...

Andrew Bailey Must Pitch Back-to-Back Games to Be Ready for New York Yankees Opening Day
April 1st, 2015 at 11:45 AM
With just two spots open in the New York Yankees' bullpen, reliever Andrew Bailey has a shot to make the team's Opening Day roster, although he has one more hurdle to jump before he can do so. Bailey has been quite effective this spring as he has yet to allow an...

MLB.com Ranks 3 New York Yankees as Best at Their Position in American League East
March 31st, 2015 at 3:23 PM
MLB.com did an interesting list of the best players at each position in the American League East and three New York Yankees made the cut. ***PHOTO1*** Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com did the rankings and listed Masahiro Tanaka as the best starter, Brett Gardner as the best left fielder and, in a surprise...

Brian Cashman Says New York Yankees’ Dellin Betances Never Had Velocity Problems
March 31st, 2015 at 1:30 PM
All this talk of New York Yankees reliever Dellin Betances having velocity issues this spring is hogwash, according to general manager Brian Cashman. ***PHOTO1*** Along with lackluster numbers that have people concerned, Betances was also said to be throwing less heat than he did as compared to last season. Well, Cashman is here...

New York Yankees Prospect Jacob Lindgren Played ‘Big Chunk’ in Rap Music Video
March 30th, 2015 at 6:00 PM
New York Yankees prospect Jacob Lindgren has been dubbed "Strikeout Factory" for his insane ability to strike batters out, but you may not have known he has another talent. Well, maybe we won't call it a talent as much as it was an experiment for the 22-year-old, who once played a...

New York Yankees Release Jared Burton and His Mustache from Minor League Contract
March 26th, 2015 at 3:40 PM
Reliever Jared Burton sported a fantastic mustache while trying out for the New York Yankees roster, but it simply wasn't enough to get him on the team. ***PHOTO2*** The Yanks have granted Burton an unconditional release from his minor-league deal, which he signed during the offseason: ***PHOTO1*** Burton was vying for a spot in...

New York Yankees Reliever Chris Martin Gave Jose Pirela His 1st Concussion
March 26th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
New York Yankees prospect Jose Pirela suffered a concussion in an ugly collision with the wall in center field on Sunday, but that wasn't the first he has ever experienced--and ironically enough a fellow Yankee at camp gave him his first. ***PHOTO1*** Chris Martin was acquired from the Colorado Rockies in January...