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Curtis Granderson is in the starting lineup for the New York Yankees tonight, playing left field and batting fourth for their game against the Seattle Mariners. It's Granderson's first action of the season after breaking his forearm during Spring Training in March, and Granderson is also the first of the highly paid injured Yankees to play this season (in advance of Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, and Mark Teixeira).
Tonight, Granderson is in left field, while Brett Gardner and Ichiro take their usual positions in center and right respectively. Vernon Wells is shifting to DH tonight, and Travis Hafner is on the bench with Granderson's return. Well, that seems like a simple enough solution. Hafner can't hit lefties. His OPS this season is just .720 against southpaws, and Joe Girardi has done a great job not putting him in a position to feed that weakness, as Hafner has logged just 20 plate appearances against lefties this season.
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This is scary. Today, the Yankees activated Curtis Granderson from the DL, after announcing that Travis Hafner will miss a few days, because his shoulder is barking, and he's having an MRI.Listen: When Travis Hafner goes or an MRI, you better get his mailing address, because the money question is whether it's weeks or months. That shoulder is going to look like a Doppler...
The international man of mystery, Vidal Nuno takes the mound today in the doubleheader against Cleveland.He pitched two weeks ago in relief, hurling two shutout innings, although some balls were hit so hard they bounced off the walls to the outfielders, who threw runners out trying to take extra bases. We haven't seen him since. But his cholesterol count looked great in Scranton...
Today, something will happen I never again expected to see:Curtis Granderson will rejoin the Yankees. I thought we'd trade him. Frankly, I hoped we would. Not that he's a villain. Grandy remains a solid world citizen - a good-deed-doer and role model to all. He plays fine defense and hits many HRs. It's just my lingering memory -- Curtis, trudging to the dugout, bat...
Soon, Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis will return from their Jacuzzis and reclaim their Yankee lockers, perhaps bringing to a close the most satisfying month since October 2009. Don't gemmie wrong. To beat the Rangers, Angels and Tigers, we need both guys. Trouble is, without a tweaked gonad, their return will end Lyle Overbay's time as a Yankee. After the last six...
The New York Yankees have selected the contract of infielder David Adams from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and they designated third baseman Chris Nelson for assignment two weeks after acquiring him.
Adams was set to make his major league debut on his 26th birthday, starting at third base and batting sixth against Seattle on Wednesday night.
Manager Joe Girardi says the 2008...
DEFENDING THE NAME
Mickey Mantle’s family issued a statement and retained a law firm on Monday to dispute the allegation that the Hall of Famer used a corked bat when he played.
The New York Yankees are currently in first place in the AL East with the second-best record in all of baseball, so as soon as they have that best record in baseball status locked up – and maybe toss in a few highway robbery trades as well – all will be well in the universe, according to Yankees fans. One of the luxuries of being “business as usual” for baseball’s highest...
For those of you who haven’t already heard the news, Yankees relief pitcher Joba Chamberlain told Yankees closer Mariano Rivera to never “shush” him again. The remark came in the middle of an interview Mo was having with some of the media after Friday’s game against the Kansas City Royals. Chamberlain apparently got so loud, that Mo had to tell him to keep his voice down...
As Prince Harry wrapped up his trip to the United States on the East Coast, he got the chance to play America's pastime with the fine folks over at Harlem RBI.
During the event, Harry got his chance to swing the bat as he was being pitched to by New York Yankees Mark Teixeira.
To give credit to Harry, he made good contact:
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Yesterday marked what could be the first step in the Yankees transforming from the surprising underdog to the dominant force we've come to know. Curtis Granderson made his return to the lineup after missing 38 games with a fractured forearm. The Yankees' outfielder was inserted into the lineup as the starting left fielder.
While Granderson may have gone hitless in...
There wasn't enough time for the Yankees to tour the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame or do much else on their short layover before going home.
So during a quick stop in Cleveland, they went to Progressive Field and split a doubleheader that wasn't on the schedule when the season started.
Vidal Nuno pitched five innings of three-hit ball to win his first major league start and...
Once Felix Hernandez tweaked his back, the whole game took an odd twist.
Robinson Cano hit a two-run double, Lyle Overbay delivered a tiebreaking sacrifice fly and the New York Yankees rallied in the seventh inning after King Felix was forced to make an early exit, beating Seattle 4-3 Tuesday night.
''It was hard luck,'' Hernandez said.
The Mariners' ace was...
A few days ago, I mentioned to former Nick Swisher that I had picked his former Yankees teammates to finish last in the American League East.
He smiled and shook his head.
"Bro," he said, "you can't bet against those guys. You just can't."
Lesson learned. When I walked into the Yankees clubhouse Tuesday afternoon, they were not last in the AL East....
Phelps took a tough loss, giving up one through 6.2 innings. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
New York Yankees 0 — Cleveland Indians 1
David Phelps made one bad pitch in today’s 1-0 loss to the Cleveland Indians. The first game of a doubleheader today.
David Phelps got the nod for the first game today to makeup rained out games earlier this season. On a 2-2 pitch...
With Pukilis on the 60 -180 day DL, I have been able to watch Yankee games again.Today, game one in Cleveland, I saw what might be the worst line-up ever slated by the Yankees. This is the history making component of the story.It was clear from the outset, that no one was going to get more than an occasional bunt single. And we didn't.Cano is tired. He swung at the first...