How huge (pun sort of intended) would some vintage CC Sabathia be for the New York Yankees down the stretch?
Yes, the hulking left-hander sports a less-than-stellar 4.80 ERA. And yes, he's an injury-plagued 35-year-old with a creaky right knee.
After two straight solid starts by the six-time All-Star and 2007 American League Cy Young-winner, though, the Yankees can be forgiven for dreaming big.
On Sunday against the New York Mets, in the rubber match of a Subway Series ripe with playoff implications, Sabathia tossed six innings of five-hit, one-run ball with seven ...
The New York Yankees pitching staff took a hit Sept. 20 when the team announced Masahiro Tanaka would miss his start with a Grade 1 right hamstring strain.
After missing that start, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reported on Friday that Tanaka will look to pitch early next week after having a good bullpen session.
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What Tanaka's Injury Means for Yankees
Sunday, Sept. 20
Tanaka missed more than one month from late April to early June because of a forearm strain. But his ERA sits at a solid 3.38, and he boasts an impressive ...
With the New York Yankees attempting to make their way into the postseason, everyone is wondering who would be the best and worst matchups for the team. Where do the Yankees stand against the New York Mets? Who do the Yankees stand a solid chance against?Find out in the above video as Adam Lefkoe and Bleacher Report MLB Analyst Scott Miller break down the best and worst possible matches for the Yankees. All Stats Accurate for Games Played Through 9/14Read more New York Yankees news on BleacherReport.com
New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez has been diagnosed with a bone bruise in his left knee after undergoing an MRI on Tuesday.
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A-Rod Has Bone Bruise, Still Playing
Tuesday, Sept. 15
Rodriguez, 40, suffered the injury in Sunday's 5-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays, per George A. King III of the New York Post. He was in the lineup again Monday after the team traveled to Tampa Bay, knocking in a game-tying RBI as the Yankees pulled off a ninth-inning comeback against the Rays. New York listed him as the designated hitter ...
NEW YORK — The ceremony will be simple, the New York Yankees say.
Nothing elaborate. No special guests. Just a nice little acknowledgement of what Alex Rodriguez did by reaching 3,000 hits.
Simple...as if anything with Rodriguez can ever be simple.
Just like what the Yankees did after Derek Jeter's 3,000th hit, except with A-Rod, nothing can be just like Jeter.
Look, this shouldn't even be a big story. A guy gets 3,000 hits, and his team honors him. Except in this case, the guy is Alex Rodriguez, and the team is the one he ...
The New York Yankees are battling the Toronto Blue Jays for an American League East crown this season, but they must do so without pitcher Nathan Eovaldi for at least the next two weeks thanks to elbow issues.
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Eovaldi Diagnosed with Elbow Inflammation
Monday, Sept. 7
The hope in New York was Eovaldi’s elbow wouldn’t be a long-term concern, but the team’s public relations department confirmed the pitcher “was evaluated by Dr. Ahmad and underwent an MRI, revealing right elbow inflammation. He will be shut down for two weeks.”
Although Eovaldi is ...
When the season began, Alex Rodriguez was an enigma. Then, suddenly, he was an offensive force. Now, as we enter the stretch run, the New York Yankees need him to be a savior.
Sure, if the season were to end today, the Yankees would host the American League Wild Card Game, their first dip into the postseason since 2012.
But New York is well within striking distance of the powerful Toronto Blue Jays in the AL East. It could skip all that do-or-die wild-card nonsense and vault straight to the division series.
For that ...
If the New York Yankees' starting rotation were an '80s sitcom, it'd be titled Who's the Ace? And while Masahiro Tanaka might seem like the obvious answer—the Tony Danza character, if you will—Nathan Eovaldi is making his case.
Eovaldi has pitched into the sixth inning or later in 11 of his last 13 starts and allowed two earned runs or fewer in eight of them. The Yankees, uncoincidentally, have gone 11-2 in those games, and Eovaldi has gone 9-0 if pitching wins mean anything to you.
In short, he's pitched like an ace.
As if you need another reminder that Derek Jeter's life is better than yours, here it is.
While some spend retirement traveling and golfing, Jeter is, oh wait, he is actually traveling and golfing.
But unlike Average Joe, he's traveling with a supermodel and on the golf course with POTUS. Jeter also takes time out from relaxation to collect awards, work on new business ventures and just generally crush his post-baseball life.
Here are 11 ways Derek Jeter's retirement, less than one year old, is already better than yours will ever be.Begin Slideshow
September baseball has arrived, and with it comes meaningful games for playoff-hopefuls. Divisions are up for grabs and wild card races are heating up. The simple addition of one player to a contender this week could spell victory in the long run.
The final month of the MLB's regular season allows teams to expand their rosters to 40 players through minor-league call-ups or, more importantly, getting healthy starters back from injury.
The New York Yankees are forced to go with the former as they try to climb back up the American League ...