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Andy Pettitte's scheduled start on Sunday is enough to have the Empire State Yankees switch venues for what could be the veteran left-hander's final minor league tuneup.
The Triple-A Yankees' game against Pawtucket originally set to be played at Batavia will now be played at nearby Rochester. The change was made to accommodate Pettitte, according to a news release issued on Thursday.
The minor league Yankees are making western New York their base this season while a new stadium is being built at their home in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pa. They're playing a majority of their home games at Rochester's Frontier Field, home of the Triple-A Red Wings.
The switch means the Red Wings' scheduled home game against Buffalo on Sunday has been moved up to Saturday as part of a doubleheader.
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WASHINGTON -- With two short answers, Andy Pettitte called into question the validity of his testimony against Roger Clemens, part of a discouraging day for prosecutors in the retrial of the seven-time Cy Young Award winner. After stumbling its way to a mistrial of Clemens last year, the government is struggling again in the retrial -- to the point that the crux of Pettitte's...
Mariano Rivera was carted off the field with an apparent knee injury during batting practice before Thursday's game between the Yankees and Royals in Kansas City, according to news reports.
Rivera, baseball's career saves leader, apparently injured himself shagging fly balls in the outfield, but was smiling as he was carted off, according to a report by The (N.J.) Star-Ledger...
Eric Chavez left the New York Yankees' game against the Baltimore Orioles during his at-bat in the fifth inning because of a whiplash injury and possible concussion.
The Yankees say the oft-injured third baseman sustained the injury in the top of the fifth Wednesday night while diving for J.J. Hardy's double down the line.
Still, Chavez tried to bat in the bottom half....
Yankees closer Mariano Rivera was examined Monday by three doctors at two hospitals as he determines where he will have knee surgery.
New York general manager Brian Cashman said Rivera was seen by team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad at New York Presbyterian Hospital and by Dr. Russell Warren, a knee specialist at the Hospital for Special Surgery.
Rivera's agent, Fernando Cuza...
Yankees closer Mariano Rivera emphatically stated Friday that a torn ACL in his right knee will not spell the end of his Hall of Fame career.
"I'm coming back. Write it down in big letters. I'm not going out like this," Rivera told reporters Friday in Kansas City.
The 42-year-old all-time saves leader hinted before the season that 2012 would be his final campaign...
KANSAS CITY You're joking, right? This wasn't in the script. The script says Mariano Rivera walks away when he's good and ready, and not a minute sooner. And he doesn't walk, either. He sprints like a jackrabbit in spring and leaps straight into the arms of his teammates, who collectively hoist him onto their shoulders one last time. He's waving his cap in the...
Mariano Rivera tore his ACL last night in warmups trying to shag a fly ball. The question on everyone's mind is should he retire? This has to be a sign right? I mean he has shagged balls his whole career and he goes down with a torn ACL in his 17th season. The man is 42 years old and his team finally has a chance to be knocked out of the playoffs after it seems like 20...
The all-time saves leader, Mariano Rivera, suffered a torn ACL yesterday while shagging fly balls at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City and according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com it is still unknown if he'll ever pitch again.
“At this point, I don't know,” Rivera said, repeating softly (via Hoch), “At this point, I don’t know. I have to face this first.”
According to Hoch...
Reasons why Mariano Rivera will pitch again
According to Ben Badler of Baseball America, the New York Yankees have signed Cuban outfielder Adonis Garcia for $400,000. The 26-year old Garcia played in the Venezuelan Winter League this year and hit .270/.313/.461 in 152 AB's.
To read a scouting report I wrote about Garcia back in February click here.
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Well, the New York Yankees are at a crossroads.
And that was well before Mariano Rivera tore the ACL and meniscus in his right knee.
I was talking with Mike this week and saying how this Yankee team was in a situation of seriousness. They have a veteran team, aging superstars and aging bench players. Before Jayson Nix and DeWayne Wise were promoted, guys like Andruw Jones and Raul...