Found August 30, 2012 on
Sliding Into Home:
I know most of this news is a day old, but I've had a very busy week, so sorry for the delay.
- Mark Teixeira will likely be out 1-2 weeks with his calf injury reports Mark Feinsand
On to better news, Andy Pettitte threw off flat ground
for the first time since his ankle injury:
Andy Pettitte could be throwing off a mound before the end of the week. The lefthander took a significant step in his return from a fractured left ankle when he threw off flat ground Tuesday before the Yankees beat the Blue Jays at the Stadium. Joe Girardi said Pettitte threw three sets of 20 pitches and tested himself during the last one.Alex Rodriguez also took a major step in his rehab
“For two of the sessions, he did not push off much,” Girardi said. “In the last session, he basically did 10 or 12 pitches where it was his normal windup. He actually looked really good.”
... After Tuesday’s session, Girardi said of Pettitte’s next move “our hope is it’s a mound, a bullpen. We’ll have to see how he feels in the next couple days.”
He said that would likely occur Friday or Saturday.
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez took live batting practice on Tuesday afternoon, the first time he's done so since fracturing his left hand on July 24 against the Seattle Mariners.
General manager Brian Cashman said on ESPN NewYork 98.7's "The Michael Kay Show" that if everything goes well, Rodriguez could begin a minor league rehab stint over the weekend. Cashman added that he believes A-Rod can be back earlier than mid-September, but also didn't want to put a firm date on it.
"So far, so good," Rodriguez said. "My legs are coming under me, and I see light at the end of the tunnel. My expectation is to come back at full strength and help this team win."
So despite the two losses to the Jays, not all is bad in Yankeeland.
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The former child star's stock has dropped off greatly over the last few years, so much so that she's now being seen out with Yankees role players from the 1990s.
Has Phil Hughes finally turned the corner? He seems to have, although there have been times in the past when when that corner was in the rear view mirror. His last couple of starts have been encouraging and last night's was even more so. I loved the fact that he gave the Yankees 7 strong innings and helped them keep the lead in a close 2-1 game. He made one mistake, a home run...
There were no positives in yesterday's series finale between the Blue Jays and Yankees. None at all. Everything that could possibly go wrong went wrong: CC Sabathia was ineffective, the defense made 3 errors, the lineup was 3-17 with RISP, and the bullpen stunk.If it were earlier in the season it would be easy, as a fan, to follow that well-worn player mantra about turning the...
Maybe it’s me. Maybe it’s just that loss to Toronto last night. For my money, it was the worst loss of the year. Worst loss since the 2011 playoffs. Worst loss I can remember. A crushing, brutal, unbelievably awful and sincerely smelly loss. A defeat. For nine innings, it was a sure win. Then, the worst loss since the Crusades. They say cowards die a thousand deaths. Well, then...
Two home runs from Adonis Garcia led the Thunder into the playoffs (Photo Credit: Trenton Thunder)
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Adonis Garcia led the Thunder offense with two of the team’s four home runs as they defeated the New Britain Rock Cats 7-4 on Tuesday night. David Adams and Addison Maruszak each had a home run as well. Garcia, Adams, Kevin Mahoney, and Jose Gil all had multiple...
Joe Girardi rarely shows anger over his team's play during his postgame press conferences. However, with the Yankees about to begin a key 10-game stretch against Baltimore and Tampa Bay -- the two teams directly behind the Yankees and closing in the AL East -- the New York manager clearly was agitated after the Bombers bombed in all facets in an 8-5 loss Wednesday against the...
Rafael Soriano giving up three hits and three runs turned out to be the least of the New York Yankees’ worries following last night’s let down loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.
Yankees All-Star first baseman, Mark Teixeira, suffered what Ian Begley of ESPN New York reported to be a Grade 1 calf strain.
Teixeira apparently experienced tightness in his left calf subsequent to...
New York Yankees general manager and senior vice president Brian Cashman yesterday told co-host Don La Greca on ESPN New York 98.7 FM’s “Michael Kay Show” that he wasn’t surprised when former Bombers Melky Cabrera and Bartolo Colon were found … Continue reading →
NEW YORK -- They needed this type of outing from Phil Hughes. The New York Yankees also needed Rafael Soriano to come right back after his blown save Monday, and they got just the performance they needed from both players in a 2-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night. Hughes threw seven innings of one-run ball, allowing Adeiny Hechavarria's first major-league home...
First, there was that pick-me-up beverage in a can — Jolt. Now, Arizona Beverages is jumping into the energy drink business with their own caffeine-based drink called "Joltin' Joe" in honor of the all-time baseball great Joe DiMaggio.
The ice tea company is preparing to launch the "lightly carbonated espresso drink" in the New York area featuring a picture...
Well folks, here is the biggest series of the season so far and amazingly it's against the Orioles. It also begins a stretch of 16 games against the O's, Rays and Red Sox so it goes without saying that these next few weeks are huge.
Game 1: Tonight @ 7:05 PM | TV: YES/MLBN | Radio: WCBS
RHP Hiroki Kuroda (12-9, 2.98) vs RHP Miguel Gonzalez (5-3, 3.66)
Game 2: Saturday...
Last night, the Yankees played the Blue Jays, and in the fourth inning, Phil Hughes faced Yorvit Torrealba. Odds are you weren’t watching that game, and even if you were watching that game, odds are you weren’t paying particularly close attention to Phil Hughes facing Yorvit Torrealba in the top of the fourth. Anyhow, Hughes fell behind in the count 3-and-0 with three straight...
If you're a Major League Baseball team that has a big star with a big contract that you're looking to dump, you better be sure you've got the Los Angeles Dodgers on speed dial. The New York Post reports that the Dodgers have inquired with the Yankees about the possibility of acquiring CC Sabathia or Mark Teixeira from New York. According to the report, the Yankees currently...