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Brett Gardner Injury: Updates on Yankees OF’s Elbow and Return

New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner suffered an elbow injury in Wednesday's win against the Baltimore Orioles and missed Thursday's game. However, he's ready to return to the field. Continue for updates. Gardner Active vs. Red Sox Friday, May 6 Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reported Gardner will play left field and bat second against the Boston Red Sox on Friday. Gardner Gives Yankees Valuable Spark at Top of Lineup Gardner was inconsistent in 2015, posting a .259/.343/.399 slash line. He was particularly inept after the All-Star break, hitting a paltry .206/.300/.292 in 69 games, yet ...

Joe Girardi Comments on Aroldis Chapman’s Bullpen Role After Suspension

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi announced Tuesday he will begin working Aroldis Chapman into some save situations when the closer returns from his suspension on May 9, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.  Girardi revealed to Hoch that "should the Yankees have a ninth-inning lead against the Royals on Monday, Chapman will get the call, sliding right-hander Dellin Betances and left-hander Andrew Miller into setup roles." "I just think it makes our bullpen longer," Girardi said. "You use guys maybe a little bit differently, which I think helps." Chapman, 28, has been serving a 30-game suspension ...

Alex Rodriguez Injury: Updates on Yankees Star’s Hamstring and Return

New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez suffered a right hamstring injury Tuesday night against the Baltimore Orioles. He's been placed on the disabled list, and it's unclear when he will return. Continue for updates. Pazos Recalled From Triple-A Wednesday, May 4 The Yankees PR department announced that left-handed pitcher James Pazos has been recalled from Triple-A to take Rodriguez's place on the roster.  Rodriguez Still Providing Power Late in His Career Rodriguez is 40 years old and past his physical prime, so any injury is reason for worry as the Yankees look to challenge for a postseason ...

Yankees Finish April with Fewest Runs in MLB for 1st Time in 32 Years

The New York Yankees finished an abysmal first month from the batter's box by ranking last in the majors in runs scored during April for the first time since 1984, per Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN Stats & Info). With just 74 runs, the so-called Bronx Bombers finished with one fewer run than a struggling Atlanta Braves team that had a 5-18 record for the month. To put this into perspective, the Braves notched just five home runs through the month of April and still managed to outscore New York (22 home ...

Can New York Yankees’ Awful Start Be Saved by Mediocre AL East?

A week ago, there were serious stories in serious newspapers asking how long the Boston Red Sox should wait before making a managerial change. By Tuesday, the Red Sox were half a game out of first place in the American League East. Baseball's monster division isn't what it once was, and the Red Sox had the extra advantage of four games against their designated rivals, the overmatched Atlanta Braves. So here's the question as the Red Sox get set to host the New York Yankees for three games, starting on Friday: Can the AL ...

Joe Girardi Says He’d Ban Shifts from Baseball If He Were MLB Commissioner

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said on Tuesday he would ban shifts in baseball if he was the commissioner of MLB, according to Andrew Marchand of ESPN.com. "It is an illegal defense, like basketball. Guard your man, guard your spot," he said, comparing the shift to basketball's defensive three-second rule, per Marchand. "If I were commissioner, they would be illegal." Yankees starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi lost his no-hitter in the seventh inning Monday evening after the Texas Rangers' Nomar Mazara hit a ball through the gap at shortstop that was vacant because the Yankees were running ...

Alex Rodriguez Injury: Updates on Yankees Star’s Oblique and Return

New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez was removed from Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays with left oblique stiffness. It is uncertain when he will return to action. Continue for updates. Rodriguez Out vs. Rangers Tuesday, April 26 Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reported that Rodriguez will not be in the lineup against the Texas Rangers on Tuesday. Rodriguez Undergoes MRI Sunday, April 24 Daniel Popper of the New York Daily News reported that the results of Rodriguez's MRI came back negative. Girardi Comments on Rodriguez's Injury Sunday, April 24 "Yeah, I worry," Yankees manager Joe Girardi ...

Jacoby Ellsbury Steals Home in Yankees’ Win over Rays

The Jet stole home! The Jet stole home!In this case, "The Jet" was not beloved Sandlot character Benny Rodriguez but the New York Yankees' own Jacoby Ellsbury.With two on and his team trailing 3-2 in the bottom of the fifth inning Friday night, the center fielder went for it against Tampa Bay Rays lefty Matt Moore.Per Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, Ellsbury said:You're trying to score a run, but guys get fired up. It doesn't happen very often. As a player, you're like, 'Hey, did that just happen?' And then when ...

Yankees’ Aaron Hicks Unloads Record-Breaking 105 MPH Throw for Run-Saving Out

Sports, although inherently competitive, are occasionally sprinkled with no-win scenarios.Trying to outrun the fastest outfield throw ever recorded in baseball is one of them.The Oakland Athletics' Danny Valencia probably could have never imagined that, following a Yonder Alonso fly to left field, he'd be pursued in his sprint from third base to home by a 105.5 mph ball.But reality became very clear when Yankees left fielder Aaron Hicks unloaded the blazing throw with pitching-caliber speed, and a likely winded Valencia was tagged out. Life comes at you fast. Real fast. [MLB, h/t Deadspin]Read more New ...

Nick Swisher to Yankees: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

Nick Swisher has fallen on hard times over the last two years, but the former All-Star is getting another chance to revive his career by returning to the New York Yankees.  Per Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, Swisher's minor league deal with the Yankees is official, and he will report to Triple-A Scranton on Thursday.  Since playing 145 games for the Cleveland Indians in 2013, Swisher has missed 151 games the past two years due to knee injuries. He was traded to the Atlanta Braves in August, appearing in 46 games ...
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