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New York Yankees
The Yankees (1-7) will play the Detroit Tigers (3-4) this afternoon down in Tampa, Fla. Righty Ivan Nova, who is competing with David Phelps for a spot in the starting rotation, will get his first spring start. Matt Diaz will get a chance out in left-field, while Chris Stewart will be behind the plate. Minus Derek Jeter, this is as close to an Opening Day lineup as you can get. Here are the rest of the starters:
Brett Gardner CF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Kevin Youkilis 3B
Travis Hafner DH
Matt Diaz LF
Jayson Nix SS
Chris Stewart C
RHP Ivan Nova v. RHP Shawn Hill
Following Nova will be Clay Rapada, David Aardsma, Shawn Kelley, Mark Montgomery, Matt Daley and Francisco Rondon.
Game Time: 1:05 pm
TV: YES Network
Expected pitchers courtesy of Bryan Hoch
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The New York Yankees haven’t had a whole lot of luck in recent months. Alex Rodriguez is out for the foreseeable future with a hip injury not to mention having his name involved in new steroids allegations, they failed to improve the team during the off-season, and their leading home run hitter Curtis Granderson suffered a broken arm in a spring training game, so you could say...
Continuing from our season preview of the Yankees earlier today...
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-Alex Rodriguez had...
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.
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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.
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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...
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...
I kick off the show talking about the Yankees. Hear my thoughts on the Robison Cano contract, Joba Chamberlain‘s comments about starting and Curtis Granderson staying in CF. I also discuss Johan Santana‘s offseason regiment and the Amway sponsorship at Citi Field.
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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...