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New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka to Throw 2nd Simulated Game on Thursday in Detroit
August 23rd, 2014 at 4:29 PM
UPDATE: After throwing a successful 35-pitch simulated game on Saturday, the Yankees have announced that Masahiro Tanaka will throw a second simulated game on Thursdat when the team is in Detroit for their series against the Tigers. ***PHOTO2*** Tanaka's return to the Yankees in September continues to look more likely with each passing...

Brandon McCarthy Interested in Re-Signing with New York Yankees; Calls It a Great Fit
August 22nd, 2014 at 12:52 PM
Ever since sending Vidal Nuno to the Arizona Diamondbacks in a trade on July 6, it has been nothing short of an amazing experience for Brandon McCarthy with the New York Yankees, who has seen a bit of a career rejuvenation in the Bronx. ***PHOTO1*** After being told to use his cutter...

New York Yankees Giving Serious Consideration to 6-Man Pitching Rotation for September
August 22nd, 2014 at 12:34 PM
Currently, the New York Yankees have a rather solid starting rotation with Hiroki Kuroda, Brandon McCarthy, Shane Greene, Chris Capuano and the returning Michael Pineda. ***PHOTO1*** So if Masahiro Tanaka does in fact return to the Yankees in September like people around the team are starting to wonder, who would lose their...

New York Yankees’ Brandon McCarthy Explains Adjustments Made That Turned Season Around
August 22nd, 2014 at 10:01 AM
Remember when everyone thought making the trade for Brandon McCarthy from the Arizona Diamondbacks wouldn't help the team? Especially with a 3-10 record and a 5.01 ERA. ***PHOTO1*** Fast forward to almost two months since that trade went down, eight starts later, and McCarthy has practically been the Yankees best pitcher since...

New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka Completes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS Awareness (Video)
August 21st, 2014 at 6:39 PM
While he is fighting like hell to get himself back on the mound in the 2014 season, New York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka was the latest player to take and complete the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and donations for ALS. ***VIDEO1*** Tanaka, who will now throw live batting practice to...

David Phelps Will Go to New York Yankees Bullpen After Return from DL
August 21st, 2014 at 2:21 PM
The New York Yankees will send David Phelps to the bullpen once he returns from his 15-day DL stint. ***PHOTO1*** Manager Joe Girardi told Brendan Kuty of NJ.com that the plan is for Phelps to go to the bullpen once he's officially back, which will help Phelps return to the mound sooner...

New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka to Face Live Hitters on Saturday in Batting Practice
August 21st, 2014 at 12:00 PM
The growing feeling that Masahiro Tanaka could actually return to the New York Yankees and pitch again in the 2014 season is starting to get bigger with each step that the 25-year-old takes. ***PHOTO1*** Tanaka will take his next step towards making such a return on Saturday when he will face live...

Zelous Wheeler Recalled by New York Yankees; Chase Whitley Optioned to Class-AAA Scranton/Wilks-Barre
August 21st, 2014 at 11:07 AM
On early Thursday morning, media members had seen Zelous Wheeler stroll into the New York Yankees clubhouse, which likely meant the 28-year-old infielder was making his way back to the majors for a second stint. ***PHOTO1*** That was in fact going to be the case, as the Yankees officially re-called Wheeler to...

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...