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Masahiro Tanaka Tosses 2 Scoreless Innings in Spring Debut for New York Yankees; Beat Phillies 4-0
March 1st, 2014 at 6:49 PM
It was a jam-packed house at George Steinbrenner Field down in Tampa on Saturday afternoon, and all eyes were on one person; Masahiro Tanaka. ***VIDEO1*** With media members all over the country and from Japan in the house, everyone wanted to see how the Yankees newest acquisition would fare in his first...

Masahiro Tanaka to Make Debut for New York Yankees on Saturday Vs. Philadelphia Phillies
February 25th, 2014 at 11:05 PM
It's been a steady process getting Masahiro Tanaka accustomed to pitching in the United States and with his new teammates on the New York Yankees. On Saturday, he'll get his first chance to pitch against live competition. Yankees manager Joe Girardi announced on Tuesday that the 25-year-old Japanese starter will make...

Former Phillies Closer Ryan Madson to Throw for Scouts on Friday; New York Yankees May Be Interested
February 7th, 2014 at 9:15 AM
It's been a rough two years for former Philadelphia Phillies closer Ryan Madson, especially ever since he left the City of Brotherly Love. After a successful 2011 campaign in which he pitches to a 4-2 record with a 2.37 ERA and 32 saves, Madson cashes in on a one-year, $6 million...

New York Yankees Could Look to Cliff Lee, Jimmy Rollins This Summer If Philadelphia Phillies are Sellers
February 4th, 2014 at 3:25 PM
Last week, we at Yankees 101 mentioned the possibility of Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki being a potential trade option for the New York Yankees at the trade deadline, especially if the Rockies fall out of contention and if Derek Jeter's health doesn't go well in 2014. Another team has now...

Philadelphia Phillies, Detroit Tigers, 4 Others Interested in Trade for New York Yankees’ Brett Gardner
January 4th, 2014 at 2:27 AM
Last month after losing long-time second basemen Robinson Cano to the Seattle Mariners, the New York Yankees game-plan drastically altered for their offseason. ***PHOTO1*** They found a replacement second basemen in long-time Baltimore Orioles' Brian Roberts, but the bigger shock was when they signed Jacoby Ellsbury from the Boston Red Sox, especially...

With the Philadelphia Phillies Shopping Jonathan Papelbon, Should the New York Yankees Trade for Him?
December 13th, 2013 at 3:20 AM
The New York Yankees have been looking all over the closers market to try and replace the retiring Mariano Rivera; something that may be impossible to do considering he was perhaps the greatest relief pitcher to ever play in the sport. They looked into Joe Nathan, but he signed with the...

New York Yankees Pursuing Phillies Infielder Michael Young
July 12th, 2013 at 1:58 PM
With the possible impending suspension of Alex Rodriguez and the continued injuries with Derek Jeter the New York Yankees are trying to shore up the left side of the infield. Michael Young of the  Philadelphia Phillies is the latest name being thrown around as a possible addition to this roster.Young a...

Former New York Yankees Outfielder Hideki Matsui to Receive High Japanese Honor
April 2nd, 2013 at 6:33 PM
***PHOTO1*** Generally around this time of year, as Opening Day has come and gone and we're now in the inception of a new baseball season, our stories tend to focus on current team happenings.  However, it's nice to check in, now and then, on former Yankees.  Moreover, it's even nicer to...

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 Starter Andy Pettitte Works Three Innings in Spring Debut
March 14th, 2013 at 8:10 AM
***PHOTO1*** On Wednesday night, the Yankees' three remaining "Core Four" members all partook in their first game together in almost three years, and while shortstop Derek Jeter and closer Mariano Rivera had already made appearances this spring, 40-year-old starter Andy Pettitte made his spring debut. In three innings of work, against the visiting...

New York Yankees’ Three Remaining “Core Four” Mates to Play Wednesday Night
March 13th, 2013 at 2:38 PM
On Wednesday night, when the Philadelphia Phillies visit Steinbrenner Field for a 7:05 p.m. start, something that has not happened since 2010 will come to fruition. In addition to Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter re-assuming his customary role in the infield, albeit only for a few innings, and closer Mariano Rivera being...

New York Yankees Shortstop Derek Jeter Set to Play in the Field Wednesday
March 12th, 2013 at 2:34 PM
***PHOTO1*** As Derek Jeter continues to ease back into live play, just months removed from breaking his left ankle in Game One of the American League Championship Series, the Yankee captain looks to take another significant step Wednesday night. For the first time since October, Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com reports that Jeter will...

New York Yankees Stalwarts Return Against Atlanta Braves on Saturday Afternoon
March 10th, 2013 at 2:14 PM
While spring training games tend to provide very little in regards to storyline and are more for getting veterans repetitions and young guys a chance to show their stuff, there was a little more intrigue on Saturday.  As the Atlanta Braves came to Steinbrenner Field, the Yankees welcomed back two...

Matsui’s Historic Lumber Entrenched in Cooperstown
January 3rd, 2013 at 1:50 PM
***PHOTO1*** A chilly late Tuesday afternoon in the Bronx was the setting for the 2003 New York Yankees home opener, fresh off a 5-1 start to the season in which the Yankees averaged almost 11 runs through those first six games.  While the disappointment of Derek Jeter's dislocated shoulder on opening...

Free Agent Raul Ibanez Drawing Interest from Several Teams
December 5th, 2012 at 9:36 PM
Coming off a record-breaking postseason with the New York Yankees, free agent Raul Ibanez is drawing interest from several teams around the league, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. ***PHOTO1*** The Seattle Mariners, Philadelphia Phillies, and Texas Rangers are among the teams interested in Ibanez. The Yankees have also had talks with his...

New York Yankees Eyeing Shane Victorino of Philadelphia Phillies
July 16th, 2012 at 4:27 PM
As the July 31 trade deadline moves closer, the New York Yankees are still without starting left fielder Brett Gardner, who has missed all but nine games this season with a strained right elbow. Gardner will try to return in late July, but the Yankees still have concerns about his...

New York Yankees Could Possibly Land Cliff Lee from Philadelphia Phillies
July 13th, 2012 at 5:45 AM
With the second half of the season set to start, the Philadelphia Phillies sit 14 games behind the first place Washington Nationals in the National League East. If the team continues to struggle, Philadelphia could look to trade starter Cliff Lee before the trade deadline, with one potential landing spot...

New York Yankees Acquire Chad Qualls from Philadelphia Phillies
July 1st, 2012 at 9:15 PM
The New York Yankees have acquired reliever Chad Qualls from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.  ***PHOTO1*** Qualls, 33, was designated for assignment by the Phillies on Thursday after posting a 4.60 ERA in 35 appearances this season.  To make room for Qualls on...

Does Jim Thome Have a Place on the New York Yankees?
June 19th, 2012 at 1:34 PM
After hitting .282/.333/.568 over his first 33 games, New York Yankees outfielder/designated hitter Raul Ibanez has hit only .196/.250/.359 over the last 33 games. And although a large part of that may be a direct result of playing left field far more than was initially planned, it's still an issue...