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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 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 Starter Andy Pettitte Dazzles in First Simulated Game
March 4th, 2013 at 9:11 AM
***PHOTO1*** When the Yankees and veteran left-hander Andy Pettitte agreed to a one-year, $12 million deal this past offseason, the addition of the 41-year-old starter ensured another strong top-heavy rotation for 2013. On Sunday, Pettitte threw his first simulated game of the spring, and as per Wallace Matthews of ESPNNewYork.com, the veteran still...

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...

One Last Idea for the Yankees Right-Handed Void
January 24th, 2013 at 11:55 AM
In an offseason that continues to leave a lot to be desired, the last 24-hours have been all the more disappointing.  In addition to the news that free-agent outfielder Scott Hairston signed a two-year deal with the Chicago Cubs as reported by FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com is reporting this...

The Reality of Outfielders Russ Canzler and Matt Diaz Filling the Right-Handed Void
January 21st, 2013 at 9:00 AM
As the Yankees begin their final descent into spring training, the reality of owner Hal Steinbrenner's edict for reduced payroll has become more and more prevalent.  While the importance of resigning starting pitchers Andy Pettitte and Hiroki Kuroda and closer Mariano Rivera cannot be discounted, as well as the the importance...

Yankees Claim Russ Canzler Off Waivers from Cleveland Indians; Designate Dickerson for Assignment
January 4th, 2013 at 9:47 PM
***PHOTO1*** In another low-risk move similar to the signing of former Atlanta Brave Matt Diaz, the Yankees claimed journeyman Russ Canzler off of waivers from the Cleveland Indians Friday afternoon.  In lieu of this move, the Yankees designated outfielder Chris Dickerson for assignment.  If the Yankees aren't capable of finding a...

Scott Hairston Still Drawing Interest from New York Yankees
December 29th, 2012 at 9:21 PM
Despite signing veteran outfielder Matt Diaz this past week, the New York Yankees are still interested in acquiring free agent Scott Hairston, reports Kevin Kernan of the New York Post. ***PHOTO1*** Diaz agreed to a minor league deal, leaving some flexibility in New York's outfield plans. With all three projected starters, Brett...

New York Yankees Sign Outfielder Matt Diaz
December 27th, 2012 at 12:03 AM
The New York Yankees and outfielder Matt Diaz have agreed to terms on a minor league deal with an invite to spring training, reports Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News. ***PHOTO1*** Diaz will earn $1.2 million plus a chance to make an additional $800k in incentives if he makes New York's...