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Curtis Granderson’s return is nearing, as he will begin a minor league rehab assignment Thursday with the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre Yankees, according to Bryan Hoch.
We don’t know an exact number of games or at-bats Granderson needs, but it’s likely he returns sometime next week. Early predictions seem to be falling on the doubleheader at Cleveland on Monday, or back in New York against Seattle on Tuesday.
Granderson has been participating in extended spring training games for the past week and has experienced no setbacks with his fractured forearm. He has also been working on all three outfield positions, leaving open the possibility that manager Joe Girardi will keep Brett Gardner in center.
Girardi will likely platoon Ichiro Suzuki and Vernon Wells against righties and lefties respectively when Grandy comes back.
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The ancient storytellers say that on May 17, 2002, the tragic hero named Jason became a Yankee Argonaunt for eternity. It happened in the 14th inning of what appeared to be a soul-stealing defeat to the fearsome Twins. A pitcher called Sterling Hitchcock had surrendered three runs, and the Yankee ship was taking water. Shane led off with a single. Alphonso hit a pop fly. Jeet singled...
THAT'S NOT VERY NICE
Your browser does not support iframes.Thursday was a milestone day for Yankees second basemen Robinson Cano.Cano legged out an infield single in the third inning to record his 1,500th career hit. In customary fashion, the ball he hit to notch the milestone was removed from play and rolled into the Yankees dugout for a keepsake souvenir.Now, usually these balls are considered sacred...
There is do doubt that this 18-month-old who is referred to as ‘C.C’ knows more than I do about some of the Yankees’ greats. In a very impressive feat, C.C. is able to rattle off some of the best to ever don the pinstripes, and their jersey numbers. Don’t act like you aren’t impressed. [SportsGrid] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Have you heard this one?
A man and his wife are walking down a busy city street when they see a giant billboard that reads: 16 Billion and counting….
“National Deficit?” asks the wife.
Her husband replied, “No dummy it is the New York Yankees payroll.”
Ok maybe not that specific joke, but certainly its theme.
My guess is you have heard something like it...
Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was involved with an odd long ball.
Pineda, who missed all of last season after right shoulder surgery, parked his SUV Wednesday in a grass parking lot behind the left-field fence at the Yankees' minor league complex. After working out, the right-hander got an unexpected surprise. A batting practice homer aided by the wind blowing out went through...
Earlier today, New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano collected his 1,500th hit as a member of the organization in the third inning against the Colorado Rockies.
After Cano collected the hit, the ball was sent to the Yankees bench where it was saved to be given to Robinson at a later date.
Before Robinson got back to the Yankees dugout, a couple members of the coaching...
'NOTHING WILL CHANGE'
Mariano Rivera returns to Kaufmann Stadium for the first time since he blew out his knee shagging flies there a little more than a year ago. He'll shag flies again.
Vernon Wells drove in two, scored twice, and played third base in the ninth inning tonight.
New York Yankees 3 – Colorado Rockies 2
Vernon Wells came through in many ways in tonight’s 3-2 win over the Colorado Rockies.
Colorado Rockies pitcher Juan Nicasio got into trouble early in tonight’s game. After a leadoff single by Brett Gardner, the speedy outfielder would steal...
Hope that you are having a good evening. As the baseball season is in full swing, we have been lucky to see a few scuffles this season, however after watching the video below nothing can really compare. While, the era of instantaneous communications, had not yet prevailed this violent confrontation may be hitting your eyes for the first time and you are in for a treat. Over the...
Legendary closer Mariano Rivera and the New York Yankees are in Kansas City this weekend for the first time since Rivera…
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi is batting starting pitcher David Phelps eighth in their lineup Wednesday night instead of the more traditional ninth spot in an interleague game against Colorado.
Girardi took the unusual step to help protect his left-handed heavy lineup against a Rockies bullpen filled with left-handed relievers.
The Rockies are starting right-hander Juan...
Tweet Last May the New York Yankees were forced to deal with the reality they would be without the services of Major League Baseball’s all-time saves leader for the remainder of the season due to a fluke injury. During batting practice Mariano Rivera was fielding fly balls at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City prior [...]
On Wednesday night, Joe Girardi batted David Phelps eighth in the lineup ahead of rookie Austin Romine. The part I have never seen the Yankees do in any World Series game or interleague matchup was the pitcher batting ahead of the catcher.
Of course, it’s not unprecedented, and that drew the ire of some critics. Tony LaRussa made a living on batting the pitcher eighth and many...
Vernon Wells jacked a two-run home run to deep left field during the top of the first to give the Yankees an early 2-0 lead, but that wasn’t even the most impressive part of the play. A single fan was sitting out in left and smoothly snagged the home run ball in his hat. He casually stood there accepting praise for the grab and brushed a little dirt off of his shoulders in the...
Chelsea supporters on tour with their club in the U.S. will get to watch which team succeeds as Champions League winner.
The Yankees said Thursday they will show the Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund on the 59-by-101-foot video board at Yankee Stadium before Chelsea's postseason exhibition against Manchester City at the Bronx ballpark on May...