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New York Yankees Could End up Signing Tampa Bay Rays Closer Fernando Rodney as Insurance: Report
February 4th, 2014 at 8:59 AM
Last month, the New York Yankees anointed their longtime setup man David Robertson as the team's closer for the 2014 season, as he will have the unenviable task of trying to take over for Mariano Rivera. However, there is a growing sense that some think that Robertson could end up not...

New York Yankees Close to Signing Tampa Bay Rays’ Kelly Johnson to 1-Year Deal: Report
December 4th, 2013 at 1:31 AM
The New York Yankees already made headlines on Tuesday night when they landed Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury on a seven year, $153 million deal to become the team's new center fielder and potentially, sending Brett Gardner out of town. A few hours after making perhaps one of the...

New York Yankees Playoff Fate Lies in Their Own Hands Over Next 11 Game Stretch
September 5th, 2013 at 11:20 AM
This rollercoaster season now brings the New York Yankees to the final turn in what will determine if they make the playoffs.  The next 11 games include four at home this weekend against first place Boston Red Sox then three against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards and the final three...

New York Yankees Fall to Tampa Bay Rays in Series Finale
May 27th, 2013 at 12:04 PM
The New York Yankees lost the final game of the three-game set to the Tampa Bay Rays, 8-3 at Tropicana Field. The real story is the continued struggles of Bomber ace CC Sabathia who didn't have a win in May. Tampa Bay got seven runs on seven hits off the big...

Lyle Overbay’s Solo Shot Gives New York Yankees Extra Inning Win Over Tampa Bay
May 25th, 2013 at 9:36 PM
The New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays, 4-3 in 11 innings at Tropicana Field. Lyle Overbay worked a two out walk in the ninth to spur the come from behind rally to tie the game off of Rays closer Fernando Rodney. Brendan Boesch would double Overbay home and later score on a...

New York Yankees’ Curtis Granderson Suffers Fractured Finger; No Timetable on Return
May 25th, 2013 at 7:25 AM
***PHOTO1*** Three months to the day after breaking his right forearm after being hit by a pitch from J.A. Happ in his first at-bat of spring training, New York Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson is once again down for the count. This time Granderson was hit by a pitch from Tampa...

New York Yankees Sign FA Outfielder Ben Francisco to Minor League Deal
March 11th, 2013 at 4:36 PM
 ***PHOTO1*** After being released by the Cleveland Indians earlier on Monday, the Yankees agreed to a minor league deal with veteran outfielder Ben Francisco.  The release was requested by Francisco, as an Indians outfield, which features former Yankee Nick Swisher and prized offseason signing Michael Bourn, didn't figure to be too...

Tampa Bay Rays Ace David Price Would not Sign with New York Yankees
February 23rd, 2013 at 12:28 PM
The New York Yankees are currently budgeting their spending in order to lower the team's payroll under the $189 million luxury tax threshold for the 2014 season, setting up a potential spending spree for the organization once that goal is reached. However, if the Yankees had their eyes set on...

Travis Hafner Passed on Tampa Bay Rays to Join New York Yankees
February 2nd, 2013 at 6:31 AM
Though the New York Yankees have had a relatively quiet offseason compared to their usual standards, news was made Friday when veteran Travis Hafner agreed to play in pinstripes next season, passing up a chance to sign with the Tampa Bay Rays.  ***PHOTO1*** Hafner will be replacing Raul Ibanez as New York's left-handed...

Yankees Ink Veteran Dan Johnson to Minor League Deal
January 24th, 2013 at 2:03 PM
***PHOTO1*** WFAN's Sweeny Murti is reporting that the Yankees have agreed to a minor league deal with veteran infielder/designated hitter Dan Johnson, which includes a spring training invitation.  While contractual terms have not been disclosed, there is a $900,000 incentive for Johnson if he makes the big club. The 33-year-old left-handed Johnson spent this...

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...

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...

Hiroki Kuroda Strikes Out 10 as New York Yankees Top Tampa Bay Rays
September 16th, 2012 at 6:03 PM
The New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-4 on Sunday for their second straight win, putting them a game and a half ahead of the Baltimore Orioles in the American League East division.  ***PHOTO1*** Starting for the Yankees was Hiroki Kuroda, who got the win after allowing four runs in...

Hiroki Kuroda Looks to Extend New York Yankees’ Division Lead with Another Dominant Day-Game Outing
September 16th, 2012 at 10:35 AM
In six day-time starts, New York Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda is 4-1 with a phenomenal 0.84 ERA. On Sunday afternoon, Kuroda will look to add another win to that total, as he takes the mound against the Tampa Bay Rays in a crucial division game.  ***PHOTO1*** Kuroda, playing on a one-year deal,...

New York Yankees’ Ivan Nova Gets Win, Strikes Out Eight in First Start Since Returning from Injury
September 15th, 2012 at 11:21 PM
The New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 on Saturday as Ivan Nova made his return from the disabled list and rejoined New York's starting rotation. The 25 year-old right-hander allowed just two runs and struck out eight in six innings to get the win, improving his record...

New York Yankees Lose to Tampa Bay Rays; Derek Jeter Takes Sole Possession of 10th Place on the All-Time Hits List
September 14th, 2012 at 11:04 PM
The New York Yankees lose to the Tampa Bay Rays, 6-4 in this AL East showdown. It was a battle of the lefties with CC Sabathia going for New York and David Price on the mound for Tampa Bay. The Yankees took the early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second when...

Curtis Granderson’s Two Homers Power the New York Yankees Over Boston Red Sox; Derek Jeter Leaves Game with Leg Injury
September 12th, 2012 at 11:01 PM
The New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox, 5-4 at Fenway Park winning a game they just had to have to keep pace with the Baltimore Orioles who defeated the Tampa Bay Rays. Curtis Granderson was slotted back in the two hole and came up big for New York going 2-for-5...

New York Yankees Regain the AL East Lead in Win Over Tampa Bay Rays
September 5th, 2012 at 10:42 PM
The New York Yankees avoid the sweep with a 6-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays and regain the AL East lead by one. Manager Joe Girardi called a team meeting before the game to tell his players to grind out at bats, hit behind runners,basically situational hitting. Message received as the Yankees played some...

New York Yankees Lose 5-2 to Tampa Bay Rays, Fall into First Place Tie with Baltimore Orioles
September 4th, 2012 at 10:28 PM
With a 5-2 loss on Tuesday night to the Tampa Bay Rays, the New York Yankees have lost three straight games and are now tied with the Baltimore Orioles for first place in the American League East, a division the Yankees have led since June 11.  ***PHOTO1*** Veteran Freddy Garcia started for...

New York Yankees AL East Lead Cut to One Game in Loss to Tampa Bay Rays
September 3rd, 2012 at 5:28 PM
The New York Yankees have seen an almost insurmountable 10 game lead in the AL East cut to one with a 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. CC Sabathia for the Yankees and James Shields for the Rays went head-to-head and matched pitch for pitch in this playoff atmosphere at Tropicana Field.  The...