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Last week, the YES Network aired an interview with Yankees outfield prospect Slade Heathcott. Coming from that interview was the feeling by some Heathcott could possibly replace the injured Curtis Granderson in New York to start the season.
Naturally, with Granderson going down, speculation in all types of media would center on a prospect like Heathcott, who, someday, will likely be a star in the Yankees outfield along with fellow blue-chip prospect Mason Williams and up-and-comer Tyler Austin.
That day may come sometime in 2014, but Heathcott, hyped or whatever, is not close to being ready for Yankee Stadium. He will actually start 2013 at Double-A Trenton, teaming for at least part of the season with Austin and Williams, who will likely start at Class-A Advanced Tampa.
Heathcott, who never has played more than 76 games in a season – mostly due to shoulder injuries that resulted in a pair of surgeries, has overcome more than the average prospect to get to the doorstep of Double-A a...
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“I don’t think it’s anything serious. We’re being really cautious right now, because we can be.”
English: Kevin Youkilis was warming up before the game of Min @ Bos (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This was the explanation New York Yankees skipper Joe Girardi gave MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch, about why Kevin Youkilis was scratched from the last two Spring Training games.
Toronto Blue Jays 3 — New York Yankees 10
Ivan Nova pitched 2 scoreless innings in today’s 10-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays, ending their 7-game losing streak…in Spring Training.
Brett Gardner should start the season right now. The speedy outfielder got 2 hits today, getting a hit in all 5 of his Spring Training games, to a .571 average. He would be one of two runs...
Continuing from our season preview of the Yankees earlier today...
Are the Yankees going to be healthy enough to contend in 2013, or is this the beginning of the end?
The Yankees have a *ton* of injury questions going into the season. In fact, let me list all of the injuries suffered by Yankees in the last 12 months.
-Derek Jeter broke his ankle
-Alex Rodriguez had...
The New York Yankees are going to be missing quite a bit of offensive power when the Major League Baseball season gets underway as slugger Curtis Granderson has joined Alex Rodriguez on the disabled list. Granderson led the team in home runs last season with 43, but is set to miss at least the first [...]
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Robinson Cano's father says he expects the New York Yankees to re-sign their All-Star second baseman rather than let him leave through free agency after the season.
Jose Cano says he hopes Robinson will spend his entire career in New York. Jose thinks his son will get a six- or seven-year contract.
The 29-year-old Cano can become a free agent for the first time in his career...
In the This Is My Nightmare series, we'll take a look at what the absolute worst case scenario for each team would be in 2013. Think of it as the negative complement to our You May Say I'm A Dreamer series that we'll be running during our preview series.
It's funny...a nightmare for the Yankees is pretty much a dream for every other fanbase across the league....
New York Yankees right-hander Phil Hughes was diagnosed with a bulging disk in his back last week, an injury that manager Joe Girardi says
could cause the pitcher to begin the season on the disabled list, according to
Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.
Girardi said "it's possible" Phil Hughes won't be ready to start the season.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) February...
Brian Cashman's "significant offer" to Robinson Cano may be the biggest leap of faith he has taken over the past few weeks.
At least until the jump he takes Monday morning.
The New York Yankees general manager will parachute over Miami early that day with the Golden Knights of the U.S. Army to raise awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project.
"It's an opportunity...
In exactly one month, the Yankees will be opening up the season against the Boston Red Sox in the Bronx. But for now, more Spring Training baseball as today, the Yanks (1-6) will take on the Phillies (2-3-1) at George M. Steinbrenner field in Tampa.
In a good pitching matchup, Hiroki Kuroda gets his first start of the spring against the Phils’ Roy Halladay. Kevin Youkilis is...
In an attempt to keep one of if not thee best second basemen in the Bronx for many years to come the New York Yankees are reportedly making a significant offer to Robinson Cano. This is according to to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com. Now on Yankees.com: Cashman: Yanks make ‘significant offer’ to Cano atmlb.com/13r5Yh2 — Bryan [...]
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New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez has always been seen in the negative light, and these latest findings may not be doing him any good. The Boston Globe ran a study on athlete charities didn’t really live up to it’s name as a “nonprofit organization.”
As the Globe has reported, Rodriguez gave roughly only one-percent of the money he...
Japan will look to replace the likes of Ichiro Suzuki and Yu Darvish with a new generation of young talent as it bids to capture a third straight World Baseball Classic title.
Suzuki, a key player when Japan won the tournament in 2006 and 2009, opted to sit out the third edition of baseball's global tournament. Shortly after Suzuki announced his decision, Darvish, Norichika...
AL BEast Notebook – March 1
There’s an old cliché that says “being there is half the battle.” In sports it’s more. There is no greater determinant of success than health, especially in baseball. And not just being healthy enough to, well, play, but healthy enough to play well. It’s ‘a game of inches’ where even slight adjustments can create problems hitting or pitching...