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Yankees Mostly Mum on Jacoby Ellsbury Injury; Joe Girardi Says 15 Days Won’t Be Enough
May 23rd, 2015 at 8:55 AM
The New York Yankees have been quiet on Jacoby Ellsbury's injury of late, but manager Joe Girardi finally gave at least a bit of insight into the situation. ***PHOTO1*** Ellsbury was recently placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right knee sprain, and while he was supposed to get an MRI...

New York Yankees’ Joe Girardi Confirms Jacoby Ellsbury Won’t Need Surgery on Knee
May 21st, 2015 at 10:30 AM
A bit of good news came out on Wednesday in regard to Jacoby Ellsbury's knee: the New York Yankees outfielder won't require surgery. ***PHOTO1*** Ellsbury injured the knee on Tuesday night against the Washington Nationals after his spikes got caught in the dirt while swinging the bat. Ellsbury would stay in the...

New York Yankees’ Joe Girardi Reveals Plans for Alex Rodriguez in Interleague Series with Nationals
May 18th, 2015 at 9:08 AM
The time has come for New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi to make a tough decision on whether or not to sit Alex Rodriguez entirely for the upcoming series versus the Washington Nationals, in which there will be no designated hitter. ***PHOTO1*** Girardi recently made it clear that A-Rod would not be...

Joe Girardi’s Defense of New York Yankees’ Stephen Drew Proven False with One Stat
May 17th, 2015 at 10:31 AM
While we didn't need evidence to know that Joe Girardi's defense of New York Yankees second baseman Stephen Drew was absolutely false, we now have the stats to back it up. ***PHOTO1*** For weeks we've heard Girardi say that Drew is hitting the ball harder than his average would indicate. In fact,...

Joe Girardi’s Latest Defense of New York Yankees’ Stephen Drew is Delusion at Its Finest
May 15th, 2015 at 1:05 PM
In the eyes of New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi, second baseman Stephen Drew can do no wrong. ***PHOTO1*** Girardi has irrationally defended his veteran second baseman time and time again this season as Drew continues to struggle at the plate and sport an average below .200, which has remained the same...

New York Yankees’ Joe Girardi Says Alex Rodriguez’s Days at 3rd Base are Over
May 13th, 2015 at 5:54 PM
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi made it clear on Wednesday that he thinks of Alex Rodriguez as a designated hitter and not the team's backup third baseman. ***PHOTO1*** On Tuesday, Girardi said that second baseman Stephen Drew would get more time at third base when Chase Headley needed a rest, but...

Joe Girardi Says Stephen Drew Will Be New York Yankees Backup 3rd Baseman
May 12th, 2015 at 7:07 PM
With the issues New York Yankees designated hitter and backup third baseman Alex Rodriguez has been having with his legs lately, manager Joe Girardi is planning on using Stephen Drew as the team's backup third baseman instead. ***PHOTO1*** Rodriguez had to sit for the game on May 9 versus the Baltimore Orioles...

New York Yankees’ Joe Girardi Explains Why Jacoby Ellsbury Has Monday Night Off
May 11th, 2015 at 7:13 PM
While Jacoby Ellsbury might not have told New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi that he's tired, the Yankees skipper clearly has the ability to sense it. ***PHOTO1*** Ellsbury was missing when Girardi posted his lineup on Monday afternoon, and after a brief scare Girardi made it clear nothing was wrong and he...

New York Yankees’ Joe Girardi Responds to Jorge Posada’s Scathing Criticisms in New Book
May 10th, 2015 at 3:14 PM
After New York Yankees great Jorge Posada made negative comments in his new book about manager Joe Girardi, the skipper responded. ***PHOTO1*** Posada wasn't happy with the way he was treated during his final season in pinstripes. In fact, he says he felt betrayed and didn't appreciate the lack of communication he...

Jorge Posada Rips Yankees, Joe Girardi in New Book; Says Clubhouse Changed After Joe Torre Left
May 10th, 2015 at 8:40 AM
New York Yankees great Jorge Posada had a rough final year in pinstripes, which he shares the details about in his new book “The Journey Home: My Life in Pinstripes." ***PHOTO1*** Posada's exit from the Bronx wasn't an ideal one. In his last season back in 2011, Posada was relegated to designated...

New York Yankees’ Joe Girardi Explains Why Alex Rodriguez’s Saturday Off Wasn’t Planned
May 9th, 2015 at 5:58 PM
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi planned to play designated hitter Alex Rodriguez on Saturday versus the Baltimore Orioles, however the 39-year-old wasn't feeling 100 percent and Girardi felt it was best to sit him. ***PHOTO1*** The Yankees lineup came out late on Saturday afternoon, which sometimes means there are last-second decisions...

New York Yankees’ Joe Girardi Finally Makes It Official by Naming Andrew Miller Closer
May 9th, 2015 at 8:08 AM
After 13 consecutive saves to start the season for Andrew Miller, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi is finally ready to officially name him the closer. ***PHOTO1*** It was pretty obvious Miller had the job for quite some time now. When not in need of rest, Miller got the call to closeout...

Joe Girardi’s Latest Defense of New York Yankees’ Stephen Drew Insults Critics
May 7th, 2015 at 5:03 PM
Everyone on this earth can see that New York Yankees second baseman Stephen Drew can't hit anymore, with the exception of manager Joe Girardi. ***PHOTO1*** Let's be real: Girardi has to see the writing on the wall, although he is not showing it publicly at all. Still, in his defense of Drew, Girardi...

Joe Girardi Talks Toronto Blue Jays Fans Distracting New York Yankees Hitters with Lights
May 7th, 2015 at 10:59 AM
During the eighth inning of Wednesday night's game versus the Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi had a talk with the home plate umpire about some fans flashing lights in the left center field seats. ***PHOTO2*** Brendan Kuty of NJ.com first reported the story and shared this picture of...

New York Yankees’ Joe Girardi Discusses Jose Pirela-Stephen Drew Situation at 2nd Base
May 6th, 2015 at 9:14 AM
The New York Yankees will officially welcome back Jose Pirela on Wednesday and now manager Joe Girardi has to decide how to get the 25-year-old some playing time. ***PHOTO1*** The obvious choice is to have him platoon with Stephen Drew for the moment considering Drew is hitting a dreadful .167; although he...

New York Yankees’ Joe Girardi Defends Decision to Pull Chase Whitley After 7th Inning
May 5th, 2015 at 9:08 AM
New York Yankees starting pitcher Chase Whitley had the game of his life on Monday night versus the Toronto Blue Jays; but that still wasn't enough for manager Joe Girardi to send him out for the eighth inning in a game the Yanks ultimately lost 3-1. ***PHOTO1*** Whitley completed seven fantastic innings...

New York Yankees’ Jose Pirela is ‘Ready to Go’; Joe Girardi Talks Bringing Him to Majors
May 4th, 2015 at 6:16 PM
New York Yankees infielder Jose Pirela is just about finished with his rehab assignment and could be getting a big-league promotion when he gets back. ***PHOTO1*** Pirela suffered a concussion on March 22 during spring training that has kept him out of action ever since; he also experienced a setback during his...

New York Yankees’ Joe Girardi Reacts to Jacoby Ellsbury Hit-By-Pitch, CC Sabathia Death Stare
May 4th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Things got a little testy between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox on Sunday night, nearly leading to a benches-clearing brawl. ***PHOTO3*** It all started when Yankees pitcher Adam Warren nearly hit Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia with a pitch up and in. A little bit later, Warren would...

New York Yankees Players React to Alex Rodriguez Hitting HR No. 660 Vs. Red Sox
May 2nd, 2015 at 2:32 PM
All the talk about would they or wouldn't they in regards to the New York Yankees celebrating Alex Rodriguez after hitting home run No. 660 was laid to rest after Rodriguez was greeted by his team, lead by none other than manager Joe Girardi, at the top step of the...

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...