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Bronx Baseball Daily:
It was a scary moment when it was announced that Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner suffered a setback with his injured elbow after a rehab start earlier this week because he had already missed about three weeks. When something like that happens the idea that Tommy John Surgery might be a possibility is hard to fight off.
But a second MRI revealed no further damage and Gardner will only miss a few more weeks instead of months. It turns out, Gardner probably just returns to the field a couple of days too soon.
“It’s not a seasonlong thing,” Gardner told Bryan Hoch of MLB.com. “I tried to get it going too early, and it’s something I’ve got to take a little more time with. Whether I take 10 days or who knows how long, I’ve got to get it right.
”I’ve always realized two days ago that it’s not something I can play through, it’s not something I can continue to go with. It’s something that I’ve got to get right before I get back after it.”
Gardner will now be shutdown for at least 10 days, but manager Joe Girardi suggests he might not be back for 15-25 days. Hopefully it’s not longer than that because not only is the defense much worse without him, but with Eduardo Nunez in the minors now, the Yankees only threats to run are Curtis Granderson and Derek Jeter, not quite as intimidating.
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With one out in the seventh inning Sunday afternoon, many among the Yankee Stadium crowd of 41,631 rose to their feet. On a day Andy Pettitte received a heartfelt ovation for just about everything he did -- warm up, take the field, throw his first pitch -- it was time for one more.
The applause crackled even before manager Joe Girardi reached the mound. By the time Girardi beckoned...
Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner looked poised to rejoin the Yankees this week after a pair of Triple-A rehab games. It’s not going to happen though as the speedy outfielder had swelling and soreness in his elbow following Wednesday night’s game and will go in for another MRI, according to Chad Jennings of the Journal News.
This is terrible news for the Yankees because despite...
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Network of Champions has come up with a song parody to cover the topic of Mariano Rivera's recent season-ending injury. Borrowing the melody from Journey's classic hit "Don't Stop Believing", the new lyrics use inspiration from Rivera's promise to return next season. The end result is "Don't Stop Relievin'".
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Via The Big LeadThe Mariano Rivera song made it’s debut on YouTube and was a total sensation. They took the tune from “Don’t stop believing” and set it to a Mariano Rivera theme. A New York Yankees fan decided to record and lip-sync this and we thank him for it. It is amazing.
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Because you can never have too many relievers, the Yankees claimed left handed reliever Justin Thomas off waivers from the Red Sox on Saturday, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.
Thomas, 28, has pitched over parts of three seasons with three separate teams in the Major Leagues, including the Red Sox, Pirates, and Mariners. In 21.2 innings over those three seasons, Thomas has...
Well another week in the 2012 MLB Season is in the books, and so far each one brings more excitement and drama than the last.
And this week history was made both good and bad.
First, the Yankees are learning what life is like without the greatest closer in the history of baseball. Losing Mariano Rivera to a torn ACL and a newly discovered blood clot did not just take a toll on Yankees...
NEW YORK -- The Seattle Mariners looked like the winners of the Jesus Montero-Michael Pineda trade when Pineda underwent season-ending right shoulder surgery before he threw a regular season pitch for the New York Yankees. But Raul Ibanez -- the player signed to at least partially fill the vacancy at designated hitter created by the trade of Montero -- made sure the Yankees won the...
NEW YORK -- Raul Ibanez hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the sixth inning, Robinson Cano continued his torrid hitting by going 4-for-4 and Hiroki Kuroda threw seven solid innings as the New York Yankees defeated the Seattle Mariners, 6-2, Friday night in front of 37,226 at Yankee Stadium. Mariners starter Felix Hernandez (3-2) bent but didn't break until Ibanez's homer...
Here is a Mariano Rivera Song Parody – Don’t Stop Relievin’ set to the tune of Journey’s iconic Don’t Stop Believin. The parody’s just keep getting better.-TO
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There's been a rash of injuries to some star fantasy players this year, and many of those injuries occurred to closers. The loss of Mariano Rivera was the most recent development, as the legendary closer tore his ACL late last week. But if your fantasy team is struggling in the saves department there still are some solid options out there to grab. NESN's Julie Weatherbee...
MLB Matchup Insight M’s vs. Yankees Game 3
Sixteen days since my last Seattle Mariners wager. But I had to lay off. Its tough to bet on games involving the team you love.
Seattle Mariners (15-20) vs New York Yankees (19-14)
Sunday May 13
Yankee Stadium – Bronx, New York
Moneyline: New York -180, Seattle +170
Odds by Bovada
*MLB Matchup Report*