Archives

Tagged: ‘Juan Rivera’

New York Yankees’ Juan Rivera: Overbay to Play First, Francisco to Be Fourth OF
March 28th, 2013 at 4:14 PM
With the Boston Red Sox heading to town on Monday for Opening Day, and some closure needed with two integral spots in the Yankees game plan, especially with first baseman Mark Teixeira and center fielder Curtis Granderson starting the season on the disabled list, Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports...

New York Yankees Keeping Tabs on Boston Red Sox First Baseman Lyle Overbay
March 26th, 2013 at 11:13 AM
***PHOTO1*** On Monday, as it was confirmed that former Los Angeles Angels outfielder Vernon Wells was on his way to Tampa to officially become a Yankee, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reported that another veteran could be garnering some interest from the organization. The Boston Red Sox, who currently have a logjam at first...

New York Yankees’ Mark Teixeira Could Potentially Be Out for Season
March 17th, 2013 at 2:59 PM
Earlier this month, New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was diagnosed with a wrist strain that would keep him sidelined for eight to 10 weeks, tabling his regular season debut until May. However, the wrist strain is actually a partially torn tendon sheath that could potentially require season-ending surgery.  ***PHOTO1*** If...

New York Yankees Release Outfielder Matt Diaz
March 17th, 2013 at 11:44 AM
The New York Yankees have released veteran outfielder Matt Diaz, who was competing for a starting job in the outfield while Curtis Granderson recovers from a fractured forearm.  ***PHOTO1*** Granderson is expected to return during the first week of May, but the Yankees have not decided who will fill in for the first month...

New York Yankees Shortstop Derek Jeter Reports No Issues in Return to Field
March 14th, 2013 at 2:19 PM
***PHOTO1*** While Yankee captain Derek Jeter had already made two appearances this spring, starting with his first action of the year last Saturday against the Atlanta Braves, his role as designated hitter was only half the battle.  On Wednesday night, in his most significant step since breaking his left ankle in Game One...

New York Yankees Outfielder Ben Francisco Makes Strong First Impression
March 14th, 2013 at 11:36 AM
***PHOTO1*** Albeit it was a spring training game, on Wednesday night against the Philadelphia Phillies, newly-signed outfielder Ben Francisco made a strong first impression.  Simply put, anytime you get a significant hit off of a highly-regarded Major League Baseball pitcher, you will get notoriety. With Kevin Youkilis on third, coming off of...

New York Yankees First Baseman Mark Teixeira to Miss Time with Strained Wrist
March 6th, 2013 at 7:59 AM
 ***PHOTO1*** As the New York Yankees continue to battle the injury bug this spring, another one of its integral pieces has now been affected by the aforementioned bug. Add first baseman Mark Teixeira to the list that includes center-fielder Curtis Granderson and starting pitcher Phil Hughes.  The 32-year-old, who was slated to...

New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi Squashes Idea of Position Swap in Outfield
March 4th, 2013 at 10:10 AM
***PHOTO1*** From the moment Toronto Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ drilled Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson at Steinbrenner Field a couple of weeks back, the proposed swap that would move Granderson to left field and shift current left fielder Brett Gardner to center field seemed to be on shaky ground. Fast forward to...

New York Yankees Outfielders Stepping up with Starting Job on the Line
March 2nd, 2013 at 11:29 AM
Though the New York Yankees have struggled as a team, going 1-7 through their first eight games of spring training, the outfielders battling to replace the injured Curtis Granderson in the starting lineup are off to a good start.  ***PHOTO1*** Granderson, last year's center fielder who was expected to move to left...

New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman Will not Pursue FA Johnny Damon
February 28th, 2013 at 8:02 AM
With the news that Yankees slugger Curtis Granderson will be out of action until May, various rumors began flying around as to how they could potentially replace his production.  While Yankees fans have yet to hear general manager Brian Cashman "officially" rule out a trade for former Yankee and current Chicago Cubs outfielder...

New York Yankees Likely to Replace Curtis Granderson with In-House Options
February 26th, 2013 at 6:30 AM
With outfielder Curtis Granderson sidelined 10 weeks with a fractured forearm, New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says the team will focus on in-house options to replace the All-Star until his expected return in early May.  ***PHOTO1*** "We will focus on what we have at this time," Cashman told Bryan Hoch of...

New York Yankees Split the First Two Games of Grapefruit League Play
February 25th, 2013 at 9:04 AM
***PHOTO1*** While the biggest story from the weekend is undoubtedly the long-term absence of slugger Curtis Granderson, courtesy of a first-inning beaning yesterday afternoon by Toronto Blue Jays left hander J.A. Happ, the Yankees came away 1-1 as Grapefruit League play opened.  The spring training slate opened up in Orlando, Florida, as the...

Yankees Announce 2013 Non-Roster Invitees to Spring Training
February 1st, 2013 at 9:37 AM
***PHOTO1*** On Thursday, January 31, the New York Yankees announced the group of 44 players who have been extended invitations to the big-league camp commencing in a mere 11 days.  Looking at the list, the level of players vary from experienced veterans to up-and-coming prospects. Some of the veteran names that stand out...

New York Yankees Sign Juan Rivera
January 28th, 2013 at 7:00 PM
The New York Yankees and outfielder Juan Rivera have agreed to a minor league deal, reports Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York. ***PHOTO1*** Rivera, 34, began his career with the Yankees back in 2001 and played the first three years of his career in pinstripes until being traded to the Montreal Expos...