Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka throws bullpen from mound, reports no issues

Tanaka was 12-7 with a 3.51 ERA in 2015 Watch video Yankees' right-hander Masahiro Tanaka threw off a bullpen mound at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa on Sunday, the Associated Press reported. Tanaka had no reported arm issues after throwing. Sunday's AP story said it was Tanaka's first time throwing off a mound since...
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Yankees get good news on rehabbing ace Tanaka

TAMPA, Fla. -- New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has gotten through his first mound session since October elbow surgery problem-free.Tanaka reported no issues Sunday to Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild one day after a 20-pitch session at Steinbrenner Field. He had the arthroscopic procedure to remove a bone spur from his right elbow."He didn't try to push it too much...
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Yankees' Tanaka gets through mound session problem-free

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has gotten through his first mound session since October elbow surgery problem-free. Tanaka reported no issues Sunday to Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild one day after a 20-pitch session at Steinbrenner Field. He had the arthroscopic procedure to remove a bone spur from his right elbow. The Yankees say the injury...
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Yankees spring training: 10 biggest storylines for 2016

A-Rod's chase, Didi's encore, and Girardi's seat The Yankees will find themselves trying to serve two masters yet again in 2016. General manager Brian Cashman wanted a younger roster, and he's got it, with pair of 25-year-old middle infielders, a 21-year-old potential ace and a dynamic fourth outfielder with All-Star upside. (Not to mention...
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The Yankee 2016 hope: Somebody Darwins up from the ooze

In lieu of signing a stud free agent, the Yankees have assembled a handful of unfulfilled former future stars, ex-can't-miss prospects, hoping to snag another Amos Otis.Yes, Amos Otis. The Elevator.Sherman, set the Wayback to 1969. Otis was the future of the Mets, a 22-year-old CF who had failed in his first incarnation, at 20. He comes up, hits below .200, and is dealt to Kansas...

Yankees left field spring preview: Can Brett Gardner stay healthy?

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Yankees' Pineda vying to eclipse 200-inning mark for first time

New York Yankees' Michael Pineda has pitched for three seasons as a starting pitcher in the majors, but has only has 68 career starts. For the 2016 season, the righty hopes he can eclipse 200 innings for the first time in his short career.Attempting to get a head start, Pineda arrived early at Yankees' spring training to work on building his stamina."For me, this year, I'm coming...
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New York Times predicts Yankees will have 1st losing season since 1992

Can the Yanks muster 82 wins this season? A person could have graduated college, traveled abroad for a year, and taken an entry-level job in the amount of time it's been since the Yankees last had a losing season--1992.  Twenty four years, currently the longest streak in baseball.  But that's all coming to an end, writes Tyler Kepner in The...
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CC Sabathia on the outside looking in for the Yankees

CC Sabathia is having the hardest offseason of his career at age 35. Not only is he competing for a spot in the New York Yankees pitching rotation for the first time in his career, but he’s also fighting a three-year-long alcohol addiction. The last series of the year in the 2012 season was a blur for Sabathia and, subsequently, a breaking point. After the 2012 finale, he was...
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Is the Yankees' bench really that good?

Hicks, Ackley = overrated?
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For CC Sabathia, the great optimism of February can only be one-day-at-a-time

CC Sabathia says he feels great.The knees: Great! The elbow, great, the shoulder, great, everything, great. He's thinking clearly, and smiling. We should all feel great - for now.Sabathia is a great Yankee. Six years ago, he pitched us to a World Series. Thus, he has a leg up on Beltran, Ellsbury, McCann et al, - and frankly, that might never change. Right now, he seems to have kicked...

Bryce Harper has great response to $400 million contract question

Bryce Harper had a pretty fantastic response to a question about possibly becoming baseball’s first $400 million player. The reigning NL MVP was a guest on Grant Paulsen and Danny Rouhier’s show on 106.7 The Fan in DC Thursday. Paulsen told Harper an executive said the Nationals outfielder could be the first $400 million player. Harper’s response to that was great. “I was...
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Closer Aroldis Chapman agrees with Yankees at $11.325M, avoiding arbitration

NEW YORK — Closer Aroldis Chapman and the New York Yankees agreed Friday to a one-year contract worth $11,325,000, avoiding salary arbitration.Acquired from Cincinnati in December, Chapman had asked for $13.1 million and had been offered $9 million when the sides exchanged figures last month. The agreement was $275,000 above the midpoint.Chapman threw the 62 fastest pitches in...
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Closer Aroldis Chapman agrees with Yankees at $11,325,000

NEW YORK (AP) Closer Aroldis Chapman and the New York Yankees have agreed to a one-year contract worth $11,325,000, avoiding salary arbitration. Acquired from Cincinnati in December, Chapman had asked for $13.1 million and had been offered $9 million when the sides exchanged figures last month. The agreement Friday was $275,000 above the midpoint. Chapman threw the 62 fastest...
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Yankees, Aroldis Chapman settle 2016 salary, per report

Chapman got a nice payday Friday In January, Yankees new closer Aroldis Chapman asked to be paid $13.1 million dollars for 2016, his final year of arbitration. The team countered, saying it should be closer to $9 million. The two sides have reportedly settled according to FOX reporter Ken Rosenthal, who Tweeted Friday evening that Chapman...
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Meet the Yankees Non-Roster Invitees

Spring Training begins soon, and when it does, 65 players will report to the Major League side of the Yankees’ camp. Twenty-five of those players are not members of the 40-man roster but are in camp as “Non-Roster Invitees.” Non-Roster Invitees, or NRIs, occupy an odd yet important role in the silly little world of baseball—these are the men that compete for attention and...
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Tanaka feels good, but unsure about status for 1st start

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, coming back after arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow last October, says he feels perfectly healthy but isn't sure when he'll make his first regular-season start. ''Can't really say,'' Tanaka said through a translator Friday after his first workout at the Yankees' minor league complex. ''We...
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New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka “Can’t Really Say” if he’ll be Ready for Opening Day

At this point two years ago, the Yankees were making one of the biggest offseason acquisitions when they signed Masahiro Tanaka to a seven-year, $155 million deal. Immediately, Tanaka was thrown into an ace role for a Yankees staff whom had just lost Andy Pettitte to retirement. Again. Last season, Tanaka started 24 games, but finished with a 12-7 record with a 3.51 ERA, and one...
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Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka's elbow may not be ready for Opening Day

Tanaka had offseason elbow surgery The Yankees might need a new Opening Day starter. Masahiro Tanaka told reporters that he "can't really say" whether he'll be ready in time for the team's first game of the season while standing outside of the organization's training facility in Tampa, Fla., Friday afternoon. Tanaka is rehabilitating from October...
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CC Sabathia declares himself ‘ready to go’ after alcohol rehab

It has been more than four months since CC Sabathia left baseball to receive treatment for his alcohol abuse issue, and the New York Yankees pitcher says he is ready to focus on baseball again. In an interview with the New York Daily News Thursday night, Sabathia said he is “excited” for his 16th MLB season. “I’m definitely in a good place,” Sabathia said. “You’ve...
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Shocker! A-Rod is star of this year's Yankee promotional schedule

I guess Alex Rodriguez is marketable after all. The Yankees announced their 2016 promotional schedule on Thursday. And he's the star of it! What a difference a year -- with 30+ homers for Alex -- makes. Bat Day is arguably the Yankees' most popular event. And this year, the Yanks are giving away an "Alex Rodriguez Replica Bat" on May 14 to 10,000 kids 14 and under.But what about...
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Report: Yankees' Ivan Nova says he's 'not a reliever'

The problem? He might not have a choice Watch video Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova doesn't believe he's best-suited for the role he seems likely to receive. According to a report from the New York Post's Dan Martin, Nova said he's not a reliever and that he's meant begin games.  "I'm a starting pitcher," Nova said, according...
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The pre-season NothingSpeak begins: Cashman says Yanks will contend... if nothing bad happens

Yesterday, Brian Cashman told reporters the key to 2016 is the Yankee rotation staying healthy.He added that the sun is warm, 2+2=4, and he hoped that we still feel small when we stand beside the ocean, that whenever one door closes, we'll see one door open, that we'll promise to give faith a fighting chance, and if we get a choice to sit it out or dance... he hoped we'll dance.Write...

Just how shaky is the Yankees' third base situation?

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Derek Jeter was Almost a Houston Astro?

It’s fun to play what might have been, right? Did you know that instead ending up with the New York Yankees, Derek Jeter was real close to being a member of the Houston Astros? It’s true. The Astros had the first pick in the 1992 draft and they were looking long and hard at the future Hall of Famer, but were scared off due to money concerns. In short…Houston thought Jeter would...
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