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Masahiro Tanaka’s Elbow Presents Unique Risk »

"Shut him down!" With each pitch that Masahiro Tanaka throws, the cries from fans echo fainter. When it would have been simpler to let their ace wait and watch as Derek Jeter's last season faded away rather than burned out, the New York Yankees didn't go the easy way. They went the smart way. Instead of shutting him down, the Yankees sent Tanaka [...]

Can Yankees’ CC Sabathia Still Be an Impact »

There's seldom good news when a player is ruled out for the rest of the season. For CC Sabathia and the New York Yankees, there's actually very good news in the announcement that he'll miss the remainder of the 2014 season due to impending knee surgery, as noted by Bryan Hoch of MLB.com. Sabathia has been out since mid-May with knee problems. He [...]

For Masahiro Tanaka, Injury Is About His Mechanics, »

Masahiro Tanaka may have been a high-priced addition to the New York Yankees last offseason, but he's been an invaluable pitcher through the first half of the season. With CC Sabathia out for this season with knee problems and several others lost to injury, Tanaka has carried the team on his unhittable splitter. Now, his arm has come up sore and [...]

Mark Teixeira’s Wrist Injury Could Shake Up the »

The New York Yankees aren't sitting back and waiting for the results of Mark Teixeira's latest tests on his surgically repaired wrist. According to Jon Heyman of CBS, the Yankees have approached Kendrys Morales, who could sign as soon as Thursday evening. Morales has been held hostage by the rules of baseball. As one of few free agents that [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Ivan Nova Latest Pitcher Heading for Surgery, Yankees »

As important as it is to have a true ace—or two, if you're the New York Yankees—it's as important to go five deep, or deeper, in the modern game. While Masahiro Tanaka is shaping up very well, worth every penny the Yankees paid to put him in pinstripes alongside CC Sabathia, there's trouble at the back of the rotation. Ivan Nova was a [...]

Baseball’s New Drug Problem: What to Do After »

The 162-game penalty meted out by baseball's arbitrator barely registered, but the 60 Minutes piece with Tony Bosch seems to have shaken baseball fans. Seeing a snake-oil salesman telling his story made many wonder why several of baseball's biggest stars, including Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun, would trust him with their careers. The better [...]

Can Yanks’ Rodriguez and Jeter Be Effective »

Once upon a time, Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter were two of the "holy trinity" of shortstops, along with Nomar Garciaparra. Today, the two Yankees are hobbled by injury, while Garciaparra is an ESPN commentator.  It's telling that one of them is not only out of the game, felled by injuries, but that he's been out a while. At age 37 for [...]

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