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TRENTON, N.J. – Late Thursday afternoon, the Trenton Thunder received an unexpected boost in their Eastern League playoff quest.
Former Eastern League All-Star and outfielder Zoilo Almonte, who hit .277 (116-for-419) with 21 homers and 70 RBIs for the Yankees’ Double-A affiliate in 2012, walked into the Thunder clubhouse, beginning a Major League Rehabilitation Assignment.
“My (left) ankle feels fine,’’ said Almonte through Orlando Crance, the Thunder’s strength and conditioning coach who interpreted. “I just want to help this team win at this level and get back and help the Yankees win.’’
Almonte, 24, did help the Thunder take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-five Eastern League Divisional Series with a third inning sacrifice fly, scoring Ramon Flores with the first Trenton run in a 2-1 victory Thursday night at ARM&HAMMER Park.
Rehabs in the playoffs are not unusual, given only a handful of teams are left playing. Frank Francisco is rehabbing with Binghamton, and pitched a scoreles...
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Last night’s loss was a tough one. David Huff will be making his first start after being primarily out of the bullpen this year. He took the place of Phil Hughes in the rotation. In his career, he has made 52 starts to a 17-26 record and a 5.41 ERA.
Huff has a tall task in front of him. Shawn Kelley (tricep), Boone Logan (bicep) and David Robertson ...
The Alex Rodriguez drama has died down as of late, but it will pick right back up toward the end of September.
The Yankees third baseman’s appeal of his 211-game suspension is scheduled to begin Sept. 30 — the day after the regular season ends.
The Yanks are currently three games behind the Tampa Bay Rays for the second wild card spot in the American League, but if the team is...
According to Steven Marcus of Newsday, Alex Rodriguez’s appeal hearing will begin on September 30, the day after the regular season ends.
The hearing could reportedly take “several days” and arbitrator Fredric Horowitz will have “25 days to render his decision.” Rodriguez will not be forced to attend the hearings unless Horowitz requests his presence.
Something that could...
The Yankees welcome in the Red Sox tonight for the first of a huge four-game series. Ivan Nova, the team’s best pitcher of late, gets the start against Jake Peavy. The last time these two teams played, tempers flared when Ryan Dempster hit Alex Rodriguez in the back and manager Joe Girardi was ejected from the game. Entering play tonight, New York is 2.5 games behind the Rays for...
Shawn Kelley has been unable to pitch in the last few games for the New York Yankees, and he very may well not be able to pitch tonight. Kelley has been battling triceps inflammation. The reliever has not pitched since Sunday and there is no exact timetable on when he will be ready to pitch again.
According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, Kelley will not pitch again until sometime...
While all of the players implicated in the Biogenesis Performance-Enhancing Drug (PED) scandal other than Alex Rodriguez have accepted their penalties and are currently sitting out the pennant run, the New York Yankees 3B/DH deemed his 211 game suspension excessive and seemingly vowed to fight to the end with his appeal. Well, the end might be coming. According to...
Alex Rodriguez has one more reason to hope the Yankees make the playoffs.
The scandal-stained slugger’s appeal of his 211-game doping suspension will begin on Sept. 30 the day after Major League Baseball’s regular season ends Newsday reported on Friday.
But the hearing would be rescheduled if the Yankees reach the postseason so Rodriguez could attend the hearing in front of...
A month ago, I didn't expected us to care about this Boston series. A month ago, I figured the Yankees would now be bringing up Pat Venditte, the switch-pitcher, or Adonis Garcia, the aged Cuban bowling ball, and waving them in our eyes the way a huckster dangles a fake Rolex on a street corner. A month ago, after we were undressed and run out of Chicago, with taunts written...
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter continues to struggle with his surgically repaired left ankle as he was removed from Saturday's game against the Red Sox early. Manager Joe Girardi told reporters (Sweeny Murti) that he didn't like the way Jeter was running.
The Yankees have announced in a press release that Jeter underwent a precautionary CT scan which came back negative. So...
Stephen Drew hit a tying single off Mariano Rivera with two outs in the ninth inning, then Shane Victorino lined a go-ahead single in the 10th that sent the Boston Red Sox past the New York Yankees 9-8 in a Thursday night thriller.
Down to their last strike against Rivera, the Red Sox rallied in the opener of a four-game series loaded with playoff implications.
It felt like a playoff...
There’s less than a month remaining in the regular season, which means that the Red Sox and Yankees are likely more concerned about stringing together wins than they are about last month’s fireworks at Fenway Park. If not, Red Sox president and CEO Larry Lucchino is ready to engage.
“If it starts up, I’m going to look for [Yankees president] Randy Levine,” Lucchino joked...
I'm still angry. I've got the Rage Virus from 28 Days Later. I'm in the foam-at-the-mouth phase of Elisabeth Kubler Ross' five stages of grief. Last night, if we'd lost 14-2 - just pitched infielders and switched the JumboTron to the NFL - my gums wouldn't still be bleeding. I WISH I HAD NEVER BEEN BORN! I CURSE THIS UNIVERSE FOR GIVING ME LIFE.1. If I...
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has had more tests on his
surgically repaired left ankle and it's not certain when he will
return to the lineup.
New York Yankees third-baseman Alex Rodriguez's arbitration hearing
to appeal his 211-game suspension has been scheduled to begin on
Sept. 30, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal confirms.