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The New York Yankees have designated infielder Ramiro Pena for assignment in order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for outfielder Chris Dickerson, who was just recalled from Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre, tweets Peter Botte of The New York Daily News.
In addition, the Yankees have called up Eduardo Nunez, Francisco Cervelli, Adam Warren, Cory Wade, and Justin Thomas as teams can expand their roster on September 1st.
Nunez, 25, could have the biggest impact on the team, as his talented bat could help break New York out of their hitting slump. The utility infielder was batting .294 in 21 games with the Yankees earlier this season, but struggled in the field and was sent to the minors.
Francisco Cervelli, a fan favorite, could also provide some spark to a slumping Yankees squad that is now just two games ahead of the Baltimore Orioles for the division lead. Cervelli hit .266 with four home runs last year in pinstripes, but was sent to the minors before the season once the team ac...
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From Pete Caldera:Mark Teixeira (sore left calf) was due to take BP on the field for the first time in a week and said he’s targeting Thursday’s series opener at Baltimore for his return.
Curtis Granderson (tight right hamstring) could be in the lineup tomorrow night, according to manager Joe Girardi.With the lead down to one, it's pretty obvious that all these injuries...
From George King:
Used to hearing bad news when a player heads for an MRI exam, the Yankees received a positive report Saturday about Curtis Granderson’s right hamstring.
Granderson left Saturday’s 4-3 victory over the Orioles after two innings for what was called a tight right hamstring. The test revealed no strain, sprain or pulled muscle.
“They said it was tendinitis...
Chris Dickerson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
What did I learn watching the New York Yankees over Labor Day Weekend?
1 – Robertson to Soriano combo are still consistently solid as set-up and closer.
2 – According to the NY Post, A-rod should be back today; ESPN reported that Southpaw Andy Pettitte threw a 35-pitch bullpen over the weekend and is on track to return shortly...
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During Monday's Yankees-Rays game, Robinson Cano fouled a ball straight for his own radio booth and Yankees play by play man John Sterling. You can hear the amazing sound of the ball whacking Sterling's mic, as Suzyn Waldman steps in and Sterling comes back to life with a baseball in his hand. The accompanying video from MLB.com has...
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The Yankees will send Freddy Garcia to the mound tonight in the middle game against the Tampa Bay Rays. In his last outing vs. the Indians, Garcia lasted only 4 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out six for the no-decision.
Curtis Granderson is back in center.
Right-hander Alex Cobb (8-8, 4.39 ERA) is on the mound for Tampa...
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Nick Swisher 1B
Robinson Cano DH
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Raul Ibanez LF
Jayson Nix 2B
Chris Dickerson RF
Chris Stewart C
RHP Freddy Garcia
Baltimore Orioles 8 — New York Yankees 3
Phil Hughes hit a huge bump in the road and a bus of relievers appeared in today’s 8-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.
Through 5 innings, Phil Hughes pounded the strike zone aggressively, a trait he was not known for. He hit his first small bump in the road when Mark Reynolds hit his first home run of the game in the 5th inning....
According to a report from the New York Daily News, The New York Yankees expect their All-Star third baseman, Alex Rodriguez to return to the lineup today against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Rodriguez fractured a bone in his right hand back on July 24th in a game against the Seattle Mariners.
The report indicated that Rodriguez had good workouts for Class-A Tampa over the weekend and all...
Tyler Austin headlines the list of those promoted through the system in the past few days (Photo Credit: Mark LoMoglio/Yankees)
Every year on September 1st, Major League Baseball expands their rosters from 25 players to 40 players, pulling players mainly from their Triple-A affiliate. The result is some players realizing their dreams of playing in the Major Leagues, while also stripping...
Last night, New York Yankees’ all-world second baseman, Robinson Cano, ranged to his left on a Chris Gimenez ground ball in the eighth inning, but stepped awkwardly and failed to snare it. On the play, the eventual winning run scored, and Tampa cut the Yankee lead to one game.
Today around noon, I came across an article by John Harper, longtime columnist for the New York Daily...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The New York Yankees had held sole possession of first place of the American League East for 84 consecutive days. Now they have to share. The Tampa Bay Rays used three home runs and a stalwart pitching effort from Alex Cobb on Tuesday at Tropicana Field to beat New York 5-2, allowing the Baltimore Orioles to climb into an AL East tie by routing the Blue...
The Tampa Bay Rays (75-61) beat the New York Yankees (76-59) 5-2, tonight in Tropicana Field.
W - Alex Cobb (9-8), L - Freddy Garcia (7-6), S Fernando Rodney (42)
Robinson Cano hit a two-run HR (29) to start the game in the first inning.
Derek Jeter had two hits as he raises hit batting average to .316 on the season.
Freddy Garcia had an awful game as he...