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Well, this is a tiny bit ironic: Brendan Ryan, the man who is considered to be ready to save the day when any of the injury-prone infielders goes down, looks like he’ll be starting the season on the disabled list. Whoops. Ryan has been out with a pinched nerve, and hasn’t played this spring in two and half weeks. The injury doesn’t appear to be too serious, just nagging. Ryan said of it, “Something’s pushing on a nerve, so that explains the discomfort and that electrical feeling back in there. I’ve got a whole bunch of pills to take and hopefully everything gets freed up.” That said, Ryan is optimistic that he’ll start the season relatively healthy. But since the injury has deprived him of getting his normal preseason game time in, it doesn’t make much sense to push it. As he so adequately said, “I just don’t know how you could go into the season having single digit at-bats.” Ryan has a good point; as much as he’ll be needed in the Yankees lin

Ryan out, Yangervis marches on... But who spells Jeet when Jeet's feet feel jitty?

Uh-oh. Didn't see that coming...In December, when the Eve-Emp snagged Brendan Ryan for two years, we figured he was golden in the field, the perfect defensive replacement for Derek Jeter, and if he ever hit a single, we'd book a banquet hall and serve cheesecake. So what if he channeled Chico Escuela. (Pictured) He had the glove.Now, they're saying pinched nerve in the...

A-Rod accused of being delinquent on $3M in legal fees

The New York Daily News is alleging in a lengthy and detailed investigative report that a source informed the paper that Alex Rodriguez is delinquent on as much as $3 million in legal fees related to his bitter battle with Major League Baseball over his suspension as a result of his alleged conduct during the […] The post Alex Rodriguez accused of being delinquent on as much as...

Is Matt Thornton the latest in the Cashman LOOGY Curse?

In the least celebrated move of the winter, the Yankees signed veteran LH bullpen lugnut Matt Thornton to a two-year contract. He was supposed to solve a problem that has haunted the team for 17 years: Finding the guy who can strike out a lefty slugger in the eighth inning of a tight game. Not since Graeme Lloyd, the super-Aussie bloke himself, arrived have the Yankees sported a...

Yankees: You choose the fifth starter competition winner

Joe Girardi will announce the 2014 Yankees fifth starter this Tuesday. Jorge Castillo of The Star-Ledger reported that this coming Tuesday, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi will announce the winner of the fifth-starter competition. This seemingly annual contest is having its most exciting and competitive Spring Training in years. As David Phelps, Michael Pineda, Vidal Nuno, and...

What is Ichiro's Role?

With the additions that the New York Yankees have made in the outfield, Ichiro Suzuki has become a little bit of an odd man out. Granted, every team needs a fifth outfielder, but with Ichiro’s contributions being pretty similar to those of Brett Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury, his skill set seems a little superfluous. So how do the Yankees use him? Assuming health, the Yankees...

New York Yankees: Francisco Cervelli is more valuable as backup than trade chip

Rumors have been swirling over the last few weeks about New York Yankees backup catcher Francisco Cervelli being a target of other teams because of the Yankees’ depth at the position. It would seem teams might be ready to send offers to the Bombers based on Cervelli’s experience and his impressive offensive performance this spring. Maybe they already have.Usually if a player...

Yankees Spring Training Game 25: Cervelli continues hot Spring

New York Yankees 3 — Boston Red Sox 2 The hottest player on the Yankees is Francisco Cervelli. He has been hitting the ball with authority and he did just that when visiting the Boston Red Sox. In the second inning, Francisco Cervelli started the inning with a bang. He put the Clay Buchholz pitch deep over the mini Monster to give the Yankees a one-run lead. The fifth starter...

Yankees’ Jacoby Ellsbury Undergoes Precautionary MRI On Calf

New York Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury underwent a precautionary MRI on his calf after skipping a scheduled batting practice session on Thursday, according to’s Bryan Hoch. Luckily for the Yankees, the test came back negative. Ellsbury still day to day with right calf tightness. Girardi said precautionary MRI was negative.— Sweeny Murti (@YankeesWFAN) March 20,...

New York City FC Unveils Its Official Club Badge

New York City FC have unveiled their official club badge. The new MLS team, which will debut in 2015, asked fans to choose between two badges. More than 100,000 votes were cast by the Club’s fans. The NYCFC badge features the Gotham typeface, while the navy blue, white and orange colors are drawn from the New York City flag. The winning badge is inspired by the old New York City...

Would a Six Man Rotation Work?

The excitement of the David Phelps vs. Michael Pineda battle (can we just combine their names and call them “Michael Phelps?”) has had a few fans thinking outside of the box. As Joe Girardi prepares to narrow his rotation down to five, more than a few Yankee lovers have been asking the unconventional question: what about a six-man rotation? On the surface, it actually...

Sad Alex Rodriguez Seems Lost Without Spring Training

Alex Rodriguez at dinner last night #Yankees⚾ — Kira Stark (@StarkKira) March 18, 2014 It’s been a little while since we checked…

Tanaka, Yankees top Twins

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Masahiro Tanaka struggled a bit in one of his final tuneups for the regular season, allowing three runs while pitching into the sixth inning, but the New York Yankees still beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 victory Saturday. Facing a close approximation of the Minnesota Twins' opening-day lineup, Tanaka yielded five hits and a walk in 5 1-3 innings. The high...

Yanks send Ellsbury for MRI of ailing right calf

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was sent for an MRI Thursday of his ailing right calf.

Phelps goes 6 innings as Yankees beat Red Sox 3-2

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) David Phelps went six innings, giving up two runs on four hits and two walks with three strikeouts as the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 3-2.

Yankee Greats – Phil Rizzuto

CHAD RACHMAN/AP Most people would agree that the greatest shortstop in Yankees history is Derek Jeter. But, arguably the greatest shortstop in Yankees history before Derek was Phil Rizzuto. Phil Rizzuto was born on September 25, 1917 in Brooklyn, NY. His birth name was Fiero Francis Rizzuto. He later had his name legally changed to Philip Francis Rizzuto. Phil attended and graduated...
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