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New York Yankees’ Stephen Drew Getting Hot in Stretch Run of Spring Training
March 29th, 2015 at 2:00 PM
Stephen Drew has been attacked all spring long for putting up lackluster numbers, but now the New York Yankees starting second baseman is beginning to catch fire at just the right time. ***PHOTO1*** In his first eight games, Drew was just 2-19 with zero RBI and hitting a dreadful .105. Since then, Drew...

Joe Girardi Making Excuses for CC Sabathia not Starting Opening Day for New York Yankees?
March 27th, 2015 at 2:00 PM
While we all know why CC Sabathia isn't the New York Yankees' Opening Day starter, manager Joe Girardi has a different explanation. ***PHOTO1*** Sabathia is no longer the best pitcher on the Yankees and he hasn't been in two full seasons thanks to injury and ineffectiveness. Masahiro Tanaka has passed him by...

New York Yankees’ Jacoby Ellsbury Must Get in Game by Tuesday to Be Ready for Season
March 26th, 2015 at 5:00 PM
If Jacoby Ellsbury wants to be ready for the New York Yankees Opening Day game on April 6 versus the Toronto Blue Jays, he must start playing in games by next week. ***PHOTO1*** Yankees manager Joe Girardi talked about his outfielder, who is dealing with a mild oblique strain and just recently...

New York Yankees Should Choose Andrew Miller or Nobody for Closer’s Role
March 26th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
With the spring Dellin Betances is having, the New York Yankees would be wise to go with Andrew Miller as the team's closer should manager Joe Girardi actually make a decision. ***PHOTO1*** The possibility stands that Girardi will not make a decision and instead go with a dual closer situation. This way...

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...

Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees Players Can’t See Ball During Night Games at the Boss?
March 24th, 2015 at 2:00 PM
The New York Yankees seem to be having problems seeing the baseball at night during spring training games at George Steinbrenner Field. ***PHOTO1*** Alex Rodriguez, for one, is 0-10 with three strikeouts in four night games, while he's 7-16 with two homers in all of his other day games. Despite the disparity, Rodriguez...

Joe Girardi Wants New York Yankees No. 5 Starter Chosen by End of Week
March 24th, 2015 at 9:59 AM
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi claims he would like to make his decision on who the No. 5 starter will be by the end of the week. ***PHOTO2*** In the running for the spot now are Adam Warren and Esmil Rogers, with more dark horse candidates like Chase Whitley and Bryan...

Masahiro Tanaka Talks About Possible Opening Day Start for New York Yankees
March 23rd, 2015 at 9:59 AM
There is a very good chance Masahiro Tanaka will be the Opening Day starter for the New York Yankees in 2015, which Tanaka says would be something special for him or anyone, for that matter. ***PHOTO1*** Tanaka did remain humble about his injury from last season and how he just needs to...

Jose Pirela’s Crash into Wall Shows New York Yankees Prospect is Earning His Pinstripes
March 23rd, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Sometimes when a team in any sport needs a spark, oftentimes its a younger player who can provide it. Jose Pirela showed that on Sunday, when he selflessly put his own safety on the line to catch a fly ball in a meaningless spring training game. ***PHOTO1*** The New York Yankees prospect...

Joe Girardi not Happy After Brett Gardner Jumps Wall for New York Yankees Teammate’s Glove
March 21st, 2015 at 5:07 PM
Brett Gardner is the ultimate nice guy, so when one of his New York Yankees teammates lost their glove over the outfield wall on Saturday, naturally Gardy was there to lend a helping hand. ***PHOTO1*** As Chris Young's glove lay helpless beyond the outfield wall after making an attempt to catch Chris...

New York Yankees’ Adam Warren the Favorite for No. 5 Spot in Rotation After Friday Start
March 21st, 2015 at 4:24 PM
New York Yankees pitcher Adam Warren threw another gem on Friday, giving him yet another leg-up on his competition for the No. 5 spot in the team's starting rotation. ***PHOTO1*** Against the Detroit Tigers, Warren pitched well, allowing four hits over five innings of work, with three strikeouts and no walks. He...

Joe Girardi Says CC Sabathia “May not Be” the New York Yankees’ Opening Day Starter
March 20th, 2015 at 10:29 AM
It appears there's one roster decision New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi will get applauded for, as the Bronx Bombers' skipper has decided that he isn't likely to send CC Sabathia to the mound on Opening Day. ***PHOTO2*** Sabathia has held the reins as the Yanks' opening day starter since 2009, when...

Joe Girardi Confirms Jose Pirela Will not Make New York Yankees Roster
March 19th, 2015 at 6:30 PM
While there was still a bit of hope that Jose Pirela would make the New York Yankees roster for the start of the 2015 season, manager Joe Girardi officially squashed whatever hope was left. ***PHOTO1*** After the Yankees made in abundantly clear that Stephen Drew was the starter no matter what, Yankees...

Jacoby Ellsbury Injury Worse than New York Yankees Thought After MRI
March 18th, 2015 at 6:21 PM
UPDATE: Thursday, March 19th at 5:31 p.m. ET Jacoby Ellsbury spoke to MLB.com's Bryan Hoch and seems to be pretty sure he'll be ready for opening day despite his oblique injury: ***PHOTO3*** End of Update Original Text Jacoby Ellsbury had a precautionary MRI that revealed a mild oblique strain. ***PHOTO1*** Ellsbury will be sidelined for a week,...

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...

New York Yankees Hinting Jose Pirela Has Edge on Brendan Ryan for Roster Spot?
March 17th, 2015 at 4:00 PM
For those New York Yankees fans who want to see Jose Pirela in the big leagues this season there may be some good news. ***PHOTO1*** According to Chad Jennings of the LoHud Yankees Blog, Pirela was seen taking infield practice with the big-league players today, while Brendan Ryan joined the Triple-A players...

C.C. Sabathia, New York Yankees React to His Spring Debut on Tuesday
March 17th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
C.C. Sabathia is taking the mound for the first time this spring training, and for the first time in a game since May 2014 on Tuesday night. ***PHOTO1*** The 34-year-old is looking to bounce back from what was discovered to be a degenerative knee condition last season which resulted in knee surgery,...

Adam Warren Should Have No Affect on New York Yankees Closer Decision
March 16th, 2015 at 2:48 PM
Normally you would think the starting rotation has nothing to do with who a team names closer, but that is exactly the case for New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi. ***PHOTO1*** Adam Warren, who has been a staple in the Yanks' bullpen the past few seasons, is vying for the No. 5...

How Long Will Stephen Drew’s Leash Be with New York Yankees in 2015?
March 14th, 2015 at 4:01 PM
Now that we have been told the New York Yankees will start Stephen Drew at second base this season no matter what he does—even with a sub-.100 average in spring training—it's fair to ask the question: how long will Drew have before he is pulled if he doesn't hit? ***PHOTO1*** We already...

An Open Letter from Yankees Fans to Manager Joe Girardi, GM Brian Cashman About 2nd Base
March 13th, 2015 at 12:02 PM
Dear Joe Girardi and Brian Cashman, ***PHOTO1*** Before I start, I just wanted to let you know I've always been a big supporter of both of you. Joe, you were always a professional when you wore the pinstripes, both as a coach and player, and you've done a solid job as manager for...