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Phil Hughes is inching towards rejoining the big league team, as he will make a rehab start with Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, according to a story written by Yanks beat writer Bryan Hoch.
Hughes, who was sidelined for most of spring training with bulging discs in his back, pitched seven innings in an extended spring training game on Monday in Tampa and reported no problems.
Hughes is eligible to come off the disabled list on Saturday, but his start that day will line him up to possibly return on April 11 at Cleveland. Barring any setbacks, look for David Phelps to be moved into the bullpen when Hughes returns in about a week.
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Andy Pettitte pitched the Yankees to their first win of the season and Mariano Rivera made a successful return to the mound in New York's 4-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night.
Brett Gardner and Francisco Cervelli homered for the Yankees, providing some unexpected power to a depleted lineup missing the ''sore four'' -- Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez...
Scott Boras has lost his touch.First, it was Alex Rodriguez who told the agent his services would no longer be needed. Then Mark Teixeira showed him the door. Now Robinson Cano has kicked Scott Boras to the curb and, if you believe the media reports, didn't even show the common courtesy of pointing the curb out to him before-hand.For so many years, all you ever heard was how...
Lyle Overbay was a simple cut at the end of Red Sox’ spring training, an extra player as the team trimmed its ranks to 25 for Opening Day.
That’s how the Red Sox probably see it, at least, but for Overbay, who was scooped up by the Yankees to start at first base, it was a little more than that. Overbay, 36, is trying to prove that he still can play at a big league level, and...
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Sports Media Watchdog.com
MOOSIC, Pa. – The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Rail Riders opened their new PNC Field on Thursday evening with a disappointing extra-innings, 8-4 loss to the Pawtucket Red Sox.
While the Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate may not have had the freshest of fresh starts in the books, their outlook remains just as optimistic as before the first...
Derek Jeter. Alex Rodriguez. Curtis Granderson. … Lyle Overbay?
These are not your grandfather’s Yankees of Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth. In fact, these aren’t even your older brother’s Yankees, with the first three names on that list sitting on the disabled list in New York. This version is not at all what we’ve come to expect from the Bronx Bombers.
NESN Nation’s Dan Duquette...
New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano says it was a family decision to leave agent Scott Boras and instead be represented by rapper Jay-Z's new sports company
Cano says he's known Jay-Z since he was a rookie in 2005 and that he made the decision last weekend.
Cano says his focus is firmly on the field and that he doesn't intend to talk anymore about the switch...
Here's the bet;Will the Yankees win a game before the Marlins score a run?It is only day 3 of the 2013 season, and look what fun we are already having?Thanks, Brian, for making this year a cake walk.
The walls were starting to close in on the Yankees after the first two games of the season. An 0-3 start would not have doomed their season, but combined with all the injuries the club has sustained the feeling of a lost season in the making would only have grown stronger.
It would be easy to say that last night Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera turned back the clock. It would also...
- Embedded in the video below is footage of WWE stars attending New York Yankees batting practice as part of “Superstars for Sandy.”
- Grantland.com published a piece looking at The Rock’s career. The last line sums up his career perfectly: “At WrestleMania on Sunday, The Rock will likely lose, but Dwayne Johnson has already won.”
- A fan asked Ryback about former WWE...
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The analysts, experts, baseball fans, and maybe science itself don’t think the Yankees will be good this year. With the massacre of injuries and both an April starting lineup and starting rotation, with an average age of about only 33 years old (you’d think it would be higher, I know) and a couple of old guys, one would say the 27-time-Champion...
- Steve Austin tweeted the following about his new podcast, revealing that Shawn Michaels will be on the second episode:
“The debut episode of the Steve Austin show hits http://PodcastOne.com and iTunes this Friday, April 5th. #STEVEAUSTINSHOW In episode 1, Steve explains why he’s doing a podcast and answers tweet questions from his fans.”
“Episode 2 of the SAS will hit...