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Yankees make Lyle Overbay their Man

AL BEast Notebook – March 28 The Yankees finished their Grapefruit League season today, losing 2-1 to the Pirates. After the game, Juan Rivera was released and according to ESPN New York’s Wallace Matthews, Lyle Overbay will be the starting first baseman for Opening Day and for the next six weeks. Well, almost. Their first game is against lefty Jon Lester, so it is likely that...
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March 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Juan Rivera fails to make Yankees

The New York Yankees continued sorting through their various roster options on Thursday, releasing outfielder/first baseman Juan Rivera. Rivera, 34, agreed to a minor-league contract with the team on Jan. 28. He was a candidate to play in both the outfield and at first base, but the Yankees may prefer first baseman Lyle Overbay, whom they signed to a minor-league deal after he was...
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March 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees release Juan Rivera

The Yankees are trimming down their roster as they prepare to break camp later today, and have released OF/IB Juan Rivera, according to a source – tweets Ken Rosenthal. This unofficially makes Lyle Overbay the team’s first baseman while Mark Teixeira is out recovering from a wrist injury.  Overbay was signed earlier this week after being released from the Red Sox. This will...
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March 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees Spring Training Game 27: Yankees win back and forth bout

New York Yankees 9 — Minnesota Twins 7   It took a four-run 8th to secure the 9-7 win over the Minnesota Twins.   Robinson Cano took his hot WBC bat with him back to the Yankees as he brought in two runs, one on a double, in today’s game. Corban Joseph brought in a run on a triple. Juan Rivera and Ben Francisco each brought home one on singles. Chris Stewart and Ronnier Mustelier...
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March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Spring Training Game 18 Lineup: 3/13/13

Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte will all appear in a game together for the first time this spring, as the Yankees will take on the Phillies tonight in Tampa. Jeter will return to shortstop exactly five months to the day he broke his ankle and will have no limitations whatsoever. Rivera will appear in his second game this spring after throwing a 1-2-3 inning on Saturday...
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March 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Spring Game 17 Lineup: 3/12/13

The Yankees will be in Port Charlotte, Fla., today to take on the Tampa Bay Rays. Juan Rivera will get another start at first base, while Eduardo Nunez is at shortstop – Derek Jeter is expected to return to the infield for tomorrow’s game. Righty Ivan Nova looks to continue his strong spring in search of the final spot in the Yankees’ rotation. Here is the rest of the lineup...
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March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees Spring Training Game 16: Phelps continues strong Spring

New York Yankees 3 — Toronto Blue Jays 0   The Yankees hold the Toronto Blue Jays off the scoreboard in today’s 5-0 win.   Kevin Youkilis got his first hit in a Yankees uniform today (1 for 13) with a ringing double. The big hit of the game came from the returning Yankee, fighting for a spot on the roster, Juan Rivera. The 34-year old veteran competes for a potential outfield...
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March 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees 3, Blue Jays 0

David Phelps kept up his strong spring training, allowing three hits over five innings in the New York Yankees' 3-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday. Phelps, bidding for a rotation spot, has given up just one run in 14 innings over four starts. Juan Rivera had three hits, including a three-run double off Brett Cecil in the fifth. Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ allowed...
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March 10, 2013  |  Discuss

To sell tickets, how far can the Evil Empire ride nostalgia?

In recent springs, the Yankees have played various cards to sell tickets.2008: Farewell to Yankee Stadium.2009: See the new Yankee Stadium.2010; Greet the returning World Champions.2011: See the golden years of Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada and Andy Pettitte.2012: See the last year of Mariano and the return of Andy Pettitte.This year: See the end of Mariano, probably Pettitte, possibly...
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March 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Spring Training game 14 Lineup: 3/9/13

Derek Jeter will return against the Atlanta Braves today, and will hit first and serve as the DH. Also making his first appearance of the spring will be Mariano Rivera, who made it official by announcing his plans to retire at the end of 2013 earlier this morning. Here is the rest of the lineup: Yankees (3-10) Derek Jeter DH Ichiro Suzuki RF Eduardo Nunez SS Juan Rivera 1B Jayson...
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March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

This is my nightmare: New York Yankees

In the This Is My Nightmare series, we'll take a look at what the absolute worst case scenario for each team would be in 2013. Think of it as the negative complement to our You May Say I'm A Dreamer series that we'll be running during our preview series. It's funny...a nightmare for the Yankees is pretty much a dream for every other fanbase across the league....
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March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 burning question: New York Yankees

Continuing from our season preview of the Yankees earlier today... Are the Yankees going to be healthy enough to contend in 2013, or is this the beginning of the end? The Yankees have a *ton* of injury questions going into the season. In fact, let me list all of the injuries suffered by Yankees in the last 12 months. -Derek Jeter broke his ankle -Alex Rodriguez had...
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March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Spring Training Game 3 Lineup: 2/25/13

The Yankees will be in Sarasota, Fla. today and will be taking on AL East rival Baltimore. Since Brett Gardner, the frontrunner for the  centerfield job, is the only regular position player to make the trip, manager Joe Girardi will have a good look at players fighting for positions on the roster. Some things to look for in today’s game will be the play of Francisco Cervelli...
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February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

No Vernon Wells, no Alphonso Soriano, no Juan Rivera: Please, Mr. Girardi, don't turn left field into the Antiques Road Show

Last year, when the Upheaval Empire lost Brett Gardner for the season, the Yankees managed to make the situation much, much worse.The franchise response was to install two statues - Andruw Jones and Raul Ibanez - in left field and hope that fly balls hit them. As June became July, they rusted into the ground like Jay Leno's car collection. Ibanez practically went 0 for August...
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February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Granderson Breaks Forearm, Out 10 Weeks

Your browser does not support iframes.That pitch will fractured Granderson's forearm and he will miss 10 weeks, leaving the Yankees with a hole in their outfield until at least May. Here's some more of who might fill that hole from Chad Jennings:The Yankees have veterans Matt Diaz and Juan Rivera in camp. They also have older minor league outfielders like Ronnier Mustelier...
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February 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Spring Training Game 1 Lineup: 2/23/13

Baseball is back! The Yankees are in Lake Buena Vista to take on the Braves in their spring debut today at 1:05. Francisco Cervelli gets the first crack behind the plate in what should be a very tight catcher battle throughout the spring. Juan Rivera is back in Pinstripes starting at DH and Matt Diaz, another contender for the right handed bat off the bench, starts in left. David...
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February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Uh oh. The Sing II? Brian Cashman deals a Yankee prospect to Seattle for a pitcher

The Yankees exiled 23-year-old OF Abraham Almonte to Seattle yesterday for pitcher Shawn Kelley, a 28-year-old bullpen cotter pin who been designated for assignment, leaving the Mariners near zero leverage in cutting another sweet Jesus deal. It's hard to spin these sub-atomic particle movements, which can only be seen through River Ave electron microscopes, or the Scranton Tribune...
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February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees sign 5 with invitations to camp

The New York Yankees have signed outfielders Matt Diaz, Juan Rivera and Thomas Neal, infielder Dan Johnson and catcher Bobby Wilson to minor league contracts with invitations to spring training. The Yankees also announced Thursday they have invited 44 players to camp. Among the group were first-round picks Slade Heathcott, an outfielder from the 2009 draft, and Cito Culver, a shortstop...
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January 31, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Yankees Hot Stove: Juan Rivera joins stockpile

Yesterday, the New York Yankees announced the signing a third right-handed-hitting outfielder in journeyman outfielder Juan Rivera. Juan Rivera (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Fans who think Rivera looks familiar, well they would be correct, as he came up as a Yankees prospect between 2001-2003 and went on to play for five other teams since. Rivera made $4 million bucks last season with...
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January 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees sign Juan Rivera to minor league deal

Yankees sign Juan Rivera to minor league deal   Yesterday, the Yankees signed 34-year-old outfielder Juan Rivera to a minor league contract, as first reported by ESPN. He will be expected to compete against Russ Canzler and Matt Diaz for a spot as a reserve outfielder and an extra right-handed bat. Yankee fans may remember Rivera, as he played for the Bombers from 2001-2003. He...
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January 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers decline options on Rivera, Coffey

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Dodgers have declined to exercise their 2013 options on outfielder Juan Rivera, reliever Todd Coffey and backup catcher Matt Treanor. Rivera is due a 500,000 buyout since the club turned down his 4 million option. He batted .244 with 47 RBIs while switching between left field and first base in his first season with Los Angeles. Coffey was 1-0 with a 4.66...
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October 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Options on Rivera, Coffey declined

The Dodgers have declined to exercise their 2013 options on outfielder Juan Rivera, reliever Todd Coffey and backup catcher Matt Treanor. Rivera is due a $500,000 buyout since the club turned down his $4 million option. He batted .244 with 47 RBI while switching between left field and first base in his first season with Los Angeles. Coffey was 1-0 with a 4.66 ERA. The right-hander...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Dodgers 4, Cardinals 3

Luis Cruz came up with his second clutch hit in two nights, a tying two-out RBI double in the ninth inning, and pinch-hitter Juan Rivera followed with a run-scoring single to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night. Jason Motte (4-5) came in trying to protect a 3-2 lead for Jaime Garcia and retired his first two batters. But Andre...
Via AP on Fox
September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Cardinals fail to put away Dodgers in 9th in loss

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Luis Cruz came up with his second clutch hit in two nights, a tying two-out RBI double in the ninth inning, and pinch-hitter Juan Rivera followed with a run-scoring single to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night. Jason Motte (4-5) came in trying to protect a 3-2 lead for Jaime Garcia and retired his first...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Cards fall to Dodgers Saturday

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Luis Cruz came up with his second clutch hit in two nights, a tying two-out RBI double in the ninth inning, and pinch-hitter Juan Rivera followed with a run-scoring single to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night. Jason Motte (4-5) came in trying to protect a 3-2 lead for Jaime Garcia and retired his first...
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September 16, 2012  |  Discuss
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