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New York Yankees’ Ivan Nova to Throw Live Batting Practice for 1st Time Since Surgery
April 13th, 2015 at 2:00 PM
New York Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova is taking a huge step in his recovery from Tommy John surgery last year as he prepares to throw living batting practice this week. ***PHOTO1*** Nova is scheduled to throw live batting practice on Tuesday in Tampa, which is the first time he will face...

Pedro Martinez Says Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka is Only Better than ‘Kid Rushed Up’ from Minors
April 10th, 2015 at 6:22 PM
Boston Red Sox legend Pedro Martinez reiterated his previous comments about New York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka on Friday, even giving a percentage at which he thinks Tanaka is pitching. ***PHOTO2*** Martinez was a guest on an MLB Network Radio show and said the Yankees ace is pitching at 65 percent and...

New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka, Pedro Martinez Show No Hard Feelings with Handshake: Photo
April 10th, 2015 at 4:37 PM
After predicting that New York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka would get injured during the 2015 season, Pedro Martinez and the Japanese superstar shook hands when they met on Friday night, and everything seems to be good. ***PHOTO1*** Martinez made the comments on the SiriusXM radio show Mad Dog Unleashed: “I don’t see him...

New York Yankees’ CC Sabathia Leaves 2015 Debut with Plenty of Optimism
April 9th, 2015 at 8:51 PM
New York Yankees starter CC Sabathia took the mound for the first time since May 2014 and left fans with a sense of optimism about his season. ***PHOTO1*** Sabathia went 5 2/3 innings against the Toronto Blue Jays, allowing five runs (four earned) on eight hits with no walks and eight strikeouts...

New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka’s Velocity, Mechanics Comments Just a Poor Choice of Words?
April 8th, 2015 at 11:01 AM
UPDATE: Wednesday, April 8 at 5:51 p.m. ET Yankees skipper Joe Girardi gave his take on what Masahiro Tanaka might have meant by his comments on Saturday afternoon, per Chad Jennings of the LoHud Yankees Blog: ***PHOTO2*** “I think what he was meaning to say is, I’m not a flamethrower,” manager Joe Girardi...

Toronto Blue Jays Admit Masahiro Tanaka’s Velocity Drop Made Him More Hittable
April 7th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Much has been made about New York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka throwing with less velocity and his first opponent of the 2015 campaign, the Toronto Blue Jays, not only noticed the difference but were comforted by it. ***PHOTO1*** Tanaka ended up allowing five runs (four earned) over four innings in his start,...

New York Yankees’ Opening Day Ceremony and Game Highlights, Reaction, and Official Box Score
April 6th, 2015 at 6:00 PM
The New York Yankees started off the 2015 campaign on a sour note on Monday after a 6-1 Opening Day loss to the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. ***PHOTO1*** Before the game took place there were some great moments, including the performance of the Star Spangled Banner by the West Point...

New York Yankees Prospect Ty Hensley Had Tommy John Surgery; Will Miss 2015 Season
April 6th, 2015 at 5:14 PM
UPDATE: Monday, April 6 at 7:54 p.m. ET Hensley has released a statement regarding his surgery: 2016. pic.twitter.com/FZLxzryWfS — Ty Hensley (@TyHensley17) April 6, 2015 It was originally reported that Dr. James Andrews had performed the procedure last Monday, but as Hensley points out it was actually last Tuesday. End of Update Original Text The tough breaks...

Masahiro Tanaka Getting Rocked in New York Yankees’ Opening Day Loss is No Big Deal
April 6th, 2015 at 4:22 PM
Masahiro Tanaka's 2015 debut didn't go so well as the New York Yankees ace didn't make it to the fifth inning versus the Toronto Blue Jays in a 6-1 loss. ***PHOTO1*** Tanaka seemed to be in control after the first two innings, recording three strikeouts without allowing a single hit. Everything seemed...

CC Sabathia Reacts to Idea That New York Mets Will Take Town from Yankees in 2015
April 5th, 2015 at 10:42 AM
New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia isn't buying the idea that the Mets will be taking over New York from his team anytime soon. ***PHOTO1*** The hype surrounding the Mets this season already has the team from Flushing replacing the team from the Bronx atop the baseball perch in New York--or...

MLB Rumors: New York Yankees Still in Market for Rotation Depth; Wandy Rodriguez a Possibility?
April 5th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
With the New York Yankees season starting on Monday, the team is reportedly still looking for starting rotation depth. ***PHOTO1*** The team's Opening Day rotation is already set, made up of Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, CC Sabathia, Nathan Eovaldi and Adam Warren. Aside from those starters, the Yankees could also go to long...

New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka Admits His Velocity is Down and Isn’t Coming Back
April 4th, 2015 at 12:09 PM
New York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka is changing the way he does things in 2015, with less of an emphasis on velocity being one of those changes. ***PHOTO2*** Tanaka, who made his final appearance in front of the media before the start of the new season on April 6, said he doesn't...

New York Yankees’ 2015 Opening Day Roster Minus Backup Catcher
April 4th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Every spot on the New York Yankees' Opening Day roster has been determined except for one spot: backup catcher. ***PHOTO1*** That's a decision manager Joe Girardi plans on making Saturday night, with the choice coming down to either Austin Romine or John Ryan Murphy. Aside from that, the Yanks' roster is set from...

Pedro Martinez Praises New York Yankees’ Michael Pineda as Potential No. 1 Starter
April 3rd, 2015 at 2:45 PM
While everyone was focused on Pedro Martinez's harsh but realistic comments on New York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka getting injured in 2015, we all overlooked the fact that he actually praised Tanaka's teammate, fellow starter Michael Pineda. ***PHOTO1*** Martinez made it clear that he doesn't think Tanaka is healthy and that he...

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’ Masahiro Tanaka Reacts to Pedro Martinez’s Prediction He’ll Get Hurt
April 2nd, 2015 at 3:01 PM
New York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka brushed off Pedro Martinez's comments that the 26-year-old isn't healthy and will not be able to make it through the 2015 season with re-injuring his elbow. ***PHOTO1*** Tanaka didn't take it personal and remained humble when responding to Martinez's comments, however he insists that he is...

New York Yankees Cut and Reassign Rob Refsnyder, Option Chase Whitley in Latest Roster Moves
April 2nd, 2015 at 11:41 AM
The New York Yankees have officially ended the hope that prospect Rob Refsnyder will make the team out of spring training. ***PHOTO3*** The team cut and reassigned three players on Thursday morning to minor-league camp, including Refsnyder, as well as optioned pitcher Chase Whitley to Triple-A: ***PHOTO1*** ***PHOTO2*** Refsnyder was raking all spring long, however...

Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka Asks His Own Bobblehead to See Future, If He’s Watching “Housewives”: Video
April 2nd, 2015 at 11:28 AM
The New York Yankees just keep the funny videos rolling, as their latest stars ace Masahiro Tanaka and his bobblehead doll. Your browser does not support iframes. Yankees On Demand has already shown the team recreating a famous scene from the movie "The Sandlot," as well as show us that Brett Gardner...

Pedro Martinez Predicts New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka Will Get Injured in 2015
April 1st, 2015 at 5:39 PM
Longtime New York Yankees rival Pedro Martinez thinks that Masahiro Tanaka will be unable to stay healthy in 2015. ***PHOTO1*** Andrew Marchand of ESPNNew York.com reported Martinez's comments. The Hall of Fame pitcher doesn't just think Tanaka will get hurt in the future, he thinks Tanaka is not fully healthy right now: “I...

New York Yankees Announce Adam Warren Will Be No. 5 Starter in Rotation
April 1st, 2015 at 4:14 PM
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi officially has a rotation now that he has named a fifth starter, and his choice wasn't a surprise at all. ***PHOTO1*** His selection is none other than Adam Warren, who was one of several candidates vying for the spot after the original man for the job,...