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Yankees fan struggles with poncho as rain arrives (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. A New York Yankees fan struggled to put on his clear plastic poncho as rain arrived in Clearwater, Florida during the third inning of Friday's spring training game against Philadelphia.The fan finally settled for getting his head through the armhole rahter than waste another few minutes getting the poncho on the right way. Haven't we all been...
Via Holdout Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yankees announce Tanaka, not Sabathia, will start opener

TAMPA, Fla. -- Masahiro Tanaka will start the New York Yankees' opener April 6 against Toronto. Manager Joe Girardi made the expected announcement on Friday. Tanaka was an All-Star last year during his first season in the majors, but the Japanese right-hander missed 2 1/2 months while rehabilitating a partially torn ligament in his elbow. He returned for two starts in late September...
Via AP on Fox
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Drew, Young lead Yankees past Phillies, 10-0

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) Stephen Drew had a two-run single and Chris Young added a run-scoring double in a seven-run fifth inning, and the New York Yankees romped past the Philadelphia Phillies 10-0 in a game called in the top of the sixth because of rain. Michael Pineda gave up five hits in five impressive innings for New York. He struck out five. The Yankees began the fifth with...
Via AP on Fox
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tanaka to start Yankees' opener

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Masahiro Tanaka will start the New York Yankees' opener April 6 against Toronto. Manager Joe Girardi made the expected announcement on Friday. Tanaka was an All-Star last year during his first season in the majors, but the Japanese right-hander missed 2 1/2 months while rehabilitating a partially torn ligament in his elbow. He returned for two starts in late September...
Via AP on Fox
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Spring Training Game 26: Pineda, Drew lead team to win

New York Yankees 10 — Philadelphia Phillies 0 (6 innings)Michael Pineda started today’s visit to the Philadelphia Phillies and would receive strong run support.In the first inning, Michael Pineda allowed a pair of singles but generated a double play. In the second inning, the Yankees attempted to score their first run. Alex Rodriguez hit a one-out single and advanced to third...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rodriguez to Play First Base Sunday

  The long waited debut of Alex Rodriguez playing first base has finally come to fruition. Joe Girardi announced that Rodriguez will play five innings at first Sunday against the Houston Astros. A-Rod will get a start at first base on Sunday in Kissimmee. — Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) March 27, 2015 Rodriguez has had a good spring thus far batting over .300 with 2 home runs...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yankees pick Masahiro Tanaka over CC Sabathia for Opening Day

Masahiro Tanaka will make the Opening Day start for the New York Yankees against the Toronto Blue Jays on April 6 at Yankee Stadium. Former ace CC Sabathia had been the Opening Day starter for the past six straight seasons.  He has made 11 career Opening Day starts, but because he is coming off right knee surgery, the Yankees want him to be ready for the regular season....
Via Sports-Glory
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yankees name opening day starter

The New York Yankees officially announced their first four starters for the 2015 season, and it will the first time since 2009 that CC Sabathia isn’t pitching on opening day. Masahiro Tanaka named Yankees Opening Day starter — Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) March 27, 2015 Manager Joe Girardi named Masahiro Tanaka his opening day starter for the team’s game against the Toronto Blue...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tanaka gets Opening Day nod over Sabathia

Masahiro Tanaka will make the Opening Day start for the Yankees, ending the six-year Opening Day run of CC Sabathia.
Via Philly Sports Live
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Updates: Yankees, Red Sox, Mariners, Blue Jays

New York Yankees The Bronx Bombers confirmed their rotation order – Tanaka, Pineda, Sabathia, Eovaldi and Warren. Tanaka yields “whoa-like” potential, but is a fastball away from another Tommy John scare. Similar to last year, we don’t expect either the Starting or Relief Pitching Staff to be the issue, rather the Yanks hitting situation is […]
Via Legion Report
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Who grabs Yankees’ final bullpen spots?

Now that Adam Warren is 99 percent of the way to being named the New York Yankees fifth starter, who is going to claim the last three bullpen spots?The certainties in the bullpen are Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller, David Carpenter and Justin Wilson. Earlier this week, we discussed why the setup guys are every bit as important as Betances and Miller.Make no mistake; the final...
Via Yankees Unscripted
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Spring training game 26 lineup: 3/27/15

Michael Pineda will get the start against the Phillies today, as the Yankees travel to nearby Clearwater. With spring training beginning to wind down, the Yankees are trotting out more of their regulars on the road. Fingers crossed everyone stays healthy.New York Yankees (13-11-1)Brett Gardner LFChase Headley 3BCarlos Beltran RFMark Teixeira 1BBrian McCann CAlex Rodriguez DHStephen...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Spring Training Battles In Home Stretch

With a little more than a week left before Opening Day, Spring Training position battles are entering the home stretch. Right now, of the major competitions, only one appears to have an obvious winner. Another was dropped into someone's lap. The others aren't so clear-cut.Fifth Starter: Adam Warren is the obvious winner here. He has blown the other candidates out of the water...
Via Lady At The Bat
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

A-Rod cousin set to plead guilty in Biogenesis case

MIAMI -- A guilty plea is set for a cousin of New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez in the federal investigation into performance-enhancing drugs illegally provided to athletes through a South Florida clinic. U.S. District Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga scheduled a Friday afternoon plea hearing for Yuri Sucart, the last remaining defendant in the Biogenesis of America case. Seven others...
Via AP on Fox
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

A-Rod cousin set to plead guilty in Florida steroids case

MIAMI (AP) A guilty plea is set for a cousin of New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez in the federal investigation into performance-enhancing drugs illegally provided to athletes through a South Florida clinic. U.S. District Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga scheduled a Friday afternoon plea hearing for Yuri Sucart, the last remaining defendant in the Biogenesis of America case. Seven others...
Via AP on Fox
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

CC Sabathia hopes weighing in a fat 305 pounds helps his bad knees

Here’s what CC Sabathia had to eat in his first two meals on Wednesday (via NJ.com):Before throwing a bullpen session at George M. Steinbrenner Field that morning, Sabathia had three eggs — over medium — two pieces of whole wheat toast, two slices of applewood smoked bacon, a side of fruit and a bottle of water.Lunch? Baked chicken Parmesan without breading with whole wheat...
Via Bob's Blitz
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jeter gone, A-Rod back and Yanks hope for postseason return

NEW YORK (AP) Derek Jeter is gone, the final remaining link to the New York Yankees' last dynasty. He left behind a team in transition, that failed to make the playoffs in consecutive years for the first time in a generation and is beset with an older core coming off injuries. Alex Rodriguez's return from a season-long drug suspension is the most interesting aspect of the Yankees...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Spring Training Game 25: Warren allows one in loss

New York Yankees 5 — Tampa Bay Rays 6The New York Yankees visited the Tampa Bay Rays and Adam Warren got the nod for the start. The Yankees got on the scoreboard first. In the second inning, Rob Refsnyder was walked with one out and Slade Heathcott would hit a double to deep center field, scoring Refsnyder from first base. The Rays would not have to wait long to tie the game up...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Potential Yankees starter Warren has another solid outing

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) Adam Warren gave another solid performance in his bid to earn a spot in the New York Yankees pitching rotation. The right-hander, trying to make the transition from a reliever to a starter, allowed one run and four hits over 3 2-3 innings during a 6-5 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday. Warren struck out five and walked one, allowing a leadoff home...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why the Yankees Will Win the AL East

This might be the hardest team to predict in all of baseball. Luckily I won’t have to predict and all I will have to do is tell you why the New York Yankees will win the American League East. I know plenty of people, including Yankee fans, who are already writing this team off. “They’re too old, too many injuries, they can’t hit.” Well that may all be true from last year’s...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A-Rod to be tested more following suspension

New York Yankees infielder Alex Rodriguez is subject to increased drug testing by Major League Baseball as a result of his 162-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs.
Via Philly Sports Live
1 day ago  |  Discuss

CC Sabathia attempting to get healthier by getting … fatter?

CC Sabathia has enlisted the services of a personal chef to get healthier. But the way in which he is attempting to do so seems counterintuitive: By putting on weight. In fact, Sabathia, thanks to a new diet, bulked back up to 305 pounds this past offseason, hoping that the added weight will help him...Read More The post CC Sabathia attempting to get healthier by getting … fatter...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

$189 Million and the luxury tax revisited

In a recent interview with Bill Madden of the New York Daily News, Hal Steinbrenner offered up the following tidbit of information:“I found (being called cheap) very interesting,” he said, smiling, “given that we offered $25 million (for Moncada) and spent substantially in the international market (a reported $26.82 million in bonuses and penalties for greatly exceeding their...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yankees GM: A-Rod has pushed himself to full-time DH

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is impressed with how well Alex Rodriguez has looked during spring training. “Obviously the way he has looked down here he has pushed himself into the mix as the full-time DH,’’ Cashman said, per the New York Post. Rodriguez, who was the DH for the second straight game Wednesday, went 1-for-3 and...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Adam Warren Likely the Fifth Man

The fifth starter merry-go-round is coming to a stop and Adam Warren is getting off. He is the clear favorite to be in the rotation come opening day. “Right now if we had to make a decision today, we all know what the decision would be,’’ Brian Cashman said Wednesday. “There is a Secretariat in the race. Right now Warren has a big lead in this. We don’t have to make that...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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