Found February 18, 2012 on
Hideki Okajima was set to try to earn a spot in the Yankees bullpen this season, but it looks like the lefty's career in pinstripes is over before it even started. Okajima failed his physical with the team, according to David Waldstein of The New York Times. Team doctors reportedly didn't like the results of an MRI on the reliever's left shoulder. The failed physical means that Okajima's contract with the Yankees, which was agreed upon in December, has been voided. The 36-year-old was ready for his first season in New York after spending his first five seasons in Boston....

Sabathia lost weight in offseason

CC Sabathia's weight is down, and the New York Yankees are counting on that to help his performance. The five-time All-Star said Sunday he's shed 10 to 15 pounds and reported to spring training weighing about 290 - the same as a year ago when he pitched brilliantly early in the season but not nearly as effective down the stretch, when he appeared to be much heavier. After...

Yanks on Verge of Signing Clay Rapada

From Zack Meisel:The Yankees are near an agreement with reliever Clay Rapada on a Minor League contract with an invite to Spring Training, a source told Rapada will likely fill the void created when left-handed reliever Hideki Okajima failed his physical this week. Okajima, 36, had signed a Minor League contract with a Spring Training invitation in late December. In...

Ex-Red Sox lefty Okajima fails Yanks physical

Left-handed relief pitcher Hideki Okajima has failed his physical and will not be in spring training with the New York Yankees.

Andy gets invited — to instruct

TAMPA —The Yankees have extended a spring training invitation to Andy Pettitte. But the legendary lefty won’t be attempting a comeback if he accepts. Instead, Pettitte, who retired following the 2010 season, will be a guest instructor. “He is invited to stop in and join us at any time...

Yankees to deal A.J. Burnett to Pirates, ending pitcher's turbulent tenure in Bronx

Yankees gain salary relief, prospects in shedding right-handed starter

Yankees, Pirates putting final touches on A.J. Burnett trade

Teams determining which two minor leaguers will be included

Source: Yanks close to dealing Burnett to Pirates

NEW YORK (AP) -- A person familiar with the negotiations says the New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates are close to agreement on a trade that would send pitcher A.J. Burnett to the Pittsburgh Pirates for a pair of minor leaguers.

Cashman says he's keeping focus on Yankees

Despite a suddenly public personal life and being involved in a sensational stalking and extortion case, New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said he will have no problem doing his job.

New York Yankees happy to have surplus of starting pitching

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Sit-down with CC eases Brian’s heavy burden   

By late last season, Joe Girardi and the Yankees were insisting that our eyes were deceiving us, that CC Sabathia wasn’t as overweight as he looked.
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