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Is Yangervis Solarte a Future MLB Star or a Flash in »

When spring training ended, New York Yankees infielder Yangervis Solarte looked like a fringe major league player in the right place at the right time. With depth and age concerns at second base, third base and shortstop, Solarte's inclusion on the Opening Day roster was born of necessity, rather than dreams of future production. Seven weeks [...]

What New Timeline for Knee Problem Means for CC »

Joel Sherman of the New York Post had the news today that New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia would be out until July. Sabathia had inflammation of his knee that required a draining, but a trip to see Dr. James Andrews was for more than an exam. A procedure on the knee is hoped to help, but the Yankees have to be concerned about the long-term [...]

New York Yankees: Stock Up, Stock Down for Top 10 »

In Week 7 of the 2014 MLB regular season, several New York Yankees preseason top-10 prospects continued or made debuts from extended spring training (No. 10 Ian Clarkin) or injury (No. 9 Jose Ramirez, No. 2 Slade Heathcott). Some players, like Nos. 5 and 7, Eric Jagielo and Aaron Judge, put together solid weeks that reinforced trust in their [...]

Offseason Moves the New York Yankees Should Have Made »

After an offseason that saw the New York Yankees spend money as if it were burning a hole in their pockets, the team currently sits at a modest 23-20 as the season reaches its quarter mark. While it may be good enough for first in the American League East, it is certainly not a record that reflects well on a team with championship [...]

Ranking Derek Jeter’s 10 Greatest Subway Series »

Barring unexpected and improbable runs to the World Series by both the New York Yankees and New York Mets, Derek Jeter has played his last game against the crosstown rivals. After 93 games—including five during the 2000 World Series—against New York's National League team, Jeter's Queens farewell is in the books.When the Subway Series [...]

Masahiro Tanaka Becomes 1st Yankees Rookie Since 1950 »

Following Wednesday's dominant outing against the crosstown rival New York Mets, Masahiro Tanaka of the New York Yankees is the first rookie in franchise history to win his first six career decisions since Whitey Ford started 9-0 in 1950, per Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN Stats & Info). Tanaka was also the first Yankee rookie since Ford to [...]

Carlos Beltran’s DL Trip Is Bad Omen for 2014 »

The New York Yankees were forced to move Carlos Beltran to the disabled list (DL) on Thursday due to issues arising from a bone spur in his elbow, per Bryan Hoch of MLB.com. Beltran first felt the spur over the weekend and had a cortisone injection on Tuesday, according to Hoch. For now, Beltran is not heading for surgery, but the option [...]

Yankees ‘Under Immense Pressure’ to Trade »

The New York Yankees pitching staff has been decimated by injuries this season. Ivan Nova will have Tommy John surgery, and Michael Pineda and CC Sabathia are both on the disabled list. What options do the Yankees have to rebuild their rotation? The Chicago Cubs have been trying to deal Jeff Samardzija for the past few years. What are the [...]

5 Potential Deals Brian Cashman Should Propose at the »

A talented New York Yankees roster has been decimated by injuries early in 2014, and if general manager Brian Cashman is still committed to competing this year he'll have to propose some deadline deals. There are holes everywhere on this roster—mostly due to injuries. The Yankees could use some help in the middle of the infield, while [...]

CC Sabathia Knee Puts Him on Shelf, Yankees Struggle »

The New York Yankees elected to play it safe with their ace, placing CC Sabathia on the 15-day disabled list due to inflammation in his knee. Sabathia was scheduled to have the knee drained, but while initial expectations were that this was a minor issue being treated conservatively, Sabathia's trip to see Dr. James Andrews complicates [...]

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