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Remember Jeremy Bleich? I wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t. He was signed by the Yankees in the supplemental round, 44th overall, of the 2008 draft and ended up being their top selection after Gerrit Cole spurned their millions for UCLA. That’s not the reason why you wouldn’t remember him. The reason for that is because he hasn’t pitched since May of 2010 after suffering a shoulder injury that landed him on the DL for two years.
Well we finally have an update on him. According to Josh Norris of the Trentonian, Bleich has begun pitching in extended spring training and is expected to return soon, but it will likely be as a reliever when he finally does come back.
It’s not a big surprise that he would return as a reliever. Shoulder injuries are nasty business and he wasn’t a guy with electric stuff in the first place and primarily relied upon strong pitch ability. With even more diminished stuff it’s going to be hard for him to come back, but luckily he’s a lefty and perhaps he’ll be able to find work as a specialist.
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The New York Daily News reports that the Steinbrenners are exploring the possibility of selling the team. Managing partner Hal Steinbrenner calls the report "complete fiction."
Is Alex Rodriguez Samson, the Biblical character whose supernatural strength disappeared when Delilah cut off his hair? When I hear the media talk about him these days, that's what comes to mind. I think of the hair as Alex's use of PEDs, and Delilah as Selena Roberts.Whether the lack of PEDs is the reason for his average offense is hard to say at this point, but Alex...
A lot was made of Andy Pettitte‘s return to the majors after a year in retirement. Most wondered if he was good enough to make a comeback, whether he would be too rusty, or whether he was even physically capable of a return.
Well, he’s back and he’s making it look easy.
After a quick tuneup start that had poor results, but really was only two bad pitches, Pettitte has settled...
It’s now been over a month since Brett Gardner last played for the Yankees and he’s close to returning, but before he does the Yankees will try to avoid another setback by having him get a MRI before clearing him to rehab.
“I think we’ve missed Gardy,” Girardi told Chad Jennings of the Journal News. “I think you can see the value of Gardy a little bit more now that...
Before he was knocked out of the lineup for a few days with a hamstring injury, Nick Swisher was one of the Yankees best and most consistent offensive forces. Since his return to the lineup that has been a different story.
Last night he went 0-for-2 and continued a streak of 17 games where Swisher has hit .175/.235/.254/.489. That’s a far cry from his red hot April where Swish...
Jose Ramirez is often remembered as the reason the Yankees were so willing to part ways with Arodys Vizcaino in the trade for Javier Vazquez (still bitter about that one). In 2010 it looked like the Yankees gave the Braves the wrong prospect, as Ramirez hit a wall and Vizcaino shot up the prospect rankings. Then the Braves made Vizcaino a reliever, where he proceeded to blow...
The New York Yankees aren't for sale. Managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner said Thursday that his family has no intention of selling the historic franchise. Steinbrenner's comments come in response to a New York Daily News report, which said that rumors are swirling that Steinbrenner's family is looking into the possibility of selling the team. "I just...
BBDP MVP: Ramon Flores – 3/5, 3B
Double-A Trenton: L 4-2 vs Akron. L: Mikey O’Brien (1-1)
Shane Brown: 1/4, K (.222)
Corban Joseph: 1/4 (.344)
David Adams; 1/4, R (.209)
Cody Johnson: 1/4, R, HR (11) RBI, K (.291) Did the two things he does best tonight, hit homers, and strike out.
Luke Murton: 1/4, K (.254)
Kevin Mahoney: 2/3, RBI, BB, E (2) (.290)
Yadil Mujica: 1...
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You know how coaches tell you “don’t be afraid of the ball” when you’re a little kid learning to play sports? Yeah well, **** that….be afraid of the ball, because it’s ******* hilarious. If Mark Teixeira doesn’t get a role in a horror movie after this I’ll be extremely disappointed.
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Alex Rodriguez gave Will Smith a rude welcome to the major leagues Wednesday night, hitting two homers off the rookie to back another strong start for Andy Pettitte and lead the New York Yankees over the Kansas City Royals 8-3.
A-Rod snapped a 52 at-bat homerless drought and drove in three runs for New York. Curtis Granderson also connected off Smith and the Yankees scored three...
So earlier today there was a report in the Daily News that said there have been rumors that the Yankees might be looking to sell after the recent deal made to sell the Dodgers. Here's a little bit more from the article:Rumors are flying in Major League Baseball and New York banking circles that the family that has owned Major League Baseball's premiere franchise since Cleveland...
Since rumors are out, I've decided to create a list with ten possible new owners for the New York Yankees:
10.) The Soup Nazi (Seinfeld): This should be fun to watch. You struck out?, no more soup for you. You gave up a home run?, no more soup for you. But that's pretty much it.
9.) Indiana Jones: The guy is a badass, an educated badass. Among other things, he would be...
The longtime head athletic trainer of the New York Yankees once wrote that Roger Clemens ''maintains complete confidence and respect'' for strength coach Brian McNamee.
Gene Monahan, who retired last year, testified Wednesday in the perjury trial of the 11-time All-Star pitcher. In 2000, Monahan wrote a letter to the Yankees manager and general manager about Clemens...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Robinson Cano homered, Phil Hughes beat Kansas City for the second time this month and the New York Yankees -- still looking to bust out with the bats -- eked out a 3-2 victory over the Royals on Tuesday night.
Derek Jeter delivered a bases-loaded single that tied the score in the fifth inning and New York rallied from an early two-run deficit to snap a three-game...