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Former Yankees SP Andy Pettitte Takes Part in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
August 18th, 2014 at 8:07 AM
After Shawn Kelley successfully completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge last week, now a former New York Yankees player is taking part in the fun. ***PHOTO1*** Retired starting pitcher Andy Pettitte was nominated by his former teammate, Jorge Posada, and the 42-year-old didn't disappoint. Pettitte's yelp when the water is being poured over...

Alex Rodriguez Preparing for 2015 Return for New York Yankees; Taking Grounders and Hitting Off Tee
August 17th, 2014 at 11:01 PM
Alex Rodriguez is already getting ready for a return next season for the New York Yankees. George King III of the New York Post reports that A-Rod has been working out at the University of Miami and at UCLA. ***VIDEO1*** Rodriguez has been taking grounders at third base and hitting off a...

New York Yankees Mark Teixeira Ties Joe DiMaggio on All-Time HR List
August 17th, 2014 at 9:11 PM
Mark Teixeira hit his 361st career home run on Sunday at Tropicana Field in Tampa. The homer ties Teixeira with Yankees Legend Joe DiMaggio for 80th on the All-Time home run list. ***VIDEO1*** Teixeira hit a solo-shot off of Tampa pitcher Joel Peralta in the eighth inning of Sunday's 4-2 win over...

Derek Jeter Corn Maze Shows Crazy Respect to New York Yankees Captain
August 17th, 2014 at 8:52 PM
Just when you thought the adulation shown to New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter may have gone too far in 2014, people have found another way to take it a step further. Mike Axisa of CBS Sports is reporting that VonThun Farms in New Jersey is showing respect to The Captain...

Masahiro Tanaka Continues Rehab; Plays Long Toss on Sunday and Feels Good
August 17th, 2014 at 7:24 PM
One day after throwing 25 fastballs off a bullpen mound, Masahiro Tanaka reported no issues. Tanaka was right back at it as he played catch at Tropicana Field, before Sunday's New York Yankees and Tampa Rays game. ***VIDEO1*** Tanaka felt no pain in his injured elbow as he works his way back...

Rays Manager Joe Maddon Mad at Fans for Cheering Yankees’ Derek Jeter
August 17th, 2014 at 8:36 AM
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon ripped the fans of his team on Saturday for cheering New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter during the Yanks' 3-2 over the Rays. ***PHOTO1*** Maddon was happy to see a sold-out crowd at Tropicana Field and while he understands the love and admiration for Jeter, he...

Derek Jeter Hits Game-winning Single to Lift Yankees Past Rays (Video)
August 16th, 2014 at 8:01 PM
As he has done countless times during his career, Derek Jeter hit a clutch single in the top of the ninth inning to lift the New York Yankees past the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on Saturday, 3-2. ***PHOTO1*** After blowing a 2-0 lead, the Yanks' ninth-inning rally started with a...

Masahiro Tanaka Plans to Return in 2014 Despite New York Yankees Playoff Chances
August 16th, 2014 at 5:24 PM
Masahiro Tanaka took the next step in his rehab after throwing a 25-pitch bullpen session on Saturday, and the New York Yankees ace says he plans on returning no matter how out of it the Yanks are in September. ***PHOTO1*** Tanaka's session was the first time he's thrown off a mound since...

New York Yankees Injury Updates: Masahiro Tanaka, Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran
August 16th, 2014 at 1:50 PM
Here are some of the latest updates on injured New York Yankees such as Masahiro Tanaka, Carlos Beltran and Brian McCann. ***PHOTO1*** Masahiro Tanaka's Saturday Bullpen Session Tanaka threw from a mound for the first time since his elbow injury and reports everything is fine. The next step will be throwing breaking pitches,...

Yankees Announcers John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman Dodge Foul Ball (Video)
August 16th, 2014 at 11:48 AM
New York Yankees radio announcers John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman had a brush with death on Friday night when a ball landed just below their broadcasting booth at Tropicana Field. ***PHOTO1*** Well, it was close, but not that close. However, if you see the two announcers' reactions, you would think it was...

Manny Banuelos’ Next 2 Starts May Determine Status with New York Yankees in 2014
August 16th, 2014 at 11:20 AM
If all goes well in his next two starts, Manny Banuelos could see some time with the New York Yankees' big-league roster come September. After an up-and-down season in Double-A while recovering from Tommy John surgery, Banuelos was promoted to Triple-A where he had spent some time in 2011 and all...

New York Yankees Rumors: Andrew Bailey Won’t Contribute in 2014 Season
August 16th, 2014 at 10:53 AM
UPDATE: Saturday, August 16 at 5:05 p.m. ET Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News is reporting that Bailey will certainly not pitch this year as manager Joe Girardi told the media Bailey has suffered setbacks in his rehab, although he didn't go into specifics: Andrew Bailey has “had some setbacks”...

Kevin Long, New York Yankees Explain What Biggest Problem on Offense Is
August 16th, 2014 at 9:35 AM
The New York Yankees offense again failed to produce any runs on Friday night after a 5-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. ***PHOTO1*** New York has one of the worst offenses in baseball, and because of that the return of Michael Pineda and eventually Masahiro Tanaka won't do...

New York Yankees David Robertson Nominated for 2014 Branch Rickey Award
August 15th, 2014 at 10:14 PM
New York Yankees reliever David Robertson has been nominated for the 2014 Branch Rickey Award. The Award recognizes professionals in Major League Baseball for exceptional community service. Former Yankee Dave Winfield was the recipient of the inaugural Branch Rickey award in 1992. Other past winners include Ozzie Smith, Paul Molitor,...

Tampa Bay Rays Make Special Bases for Derek Jeter’s Last Series at Tropicana Field
August 15th, 2014 at 6:40 PM
One month before the New York Yankees play the Tampa Rays in what will be Derek Jeter's last games at Tropicana Field, the Rays have already made special bases commemorating the special three-game set from September 15-17. ***PHOTO1*** Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News shared a picture of the bases,...

New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka to Throw Off Mound on Saturday
August 15th, 2014 at 5:54 PM
The next step in Masahiro Tanaka's bid to return to the New York Yankees will happen on Saturday. ***PHOTO1*** After throwing off flat ground multiple times during the week, Tanaka is now ready to toss a 25-pitch session from the bump, per Meredith Marakovits of the YES Network: Masahiro Tanaka (through translator) said...

Rusney Castillo Decision May Come Next Week; New York Yankees “Major Players”
August 15th, 2014 at 5:35 PM
The finish line is rapidly approaching for the Rusney Castillo sweepstakes. ***PHOTO1*** Along with the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers, the New York Yankees are viewed as one of the "major players" for the 27-year-old Cuban defector, per Joel Sherman of the New York Post: But chance to sign 27-yr-old without draft...

Yankee Stadium Has Worst Beer in Major League Baseball According to Washington Post
August 15th, 2014 at 3:42 AM
According to the Washington Post, Yankee Stadium has the worst beer in Major League Baseball. In a comparison of all 30 teams in the Majors, the Seattle Mariners were ranked first and the Yankees last. The rankings were based on many variables including, locality, uniqueness and quality of the beer...

New York Yankees Newly Acquired Players are Getting Used to Life in the Big City
August 14th, 2014 at 8:26 PM
According to Jean King-Schreifels of MLB.com, the New York Yankees newly acquired players are still settling in and adjusting to life in New York. Brandon McCarthy, Chase Headley and Stephen Drew told King-Schriefels, that it has been an exciting transition, since coming to New York. ***VIDEO1*** According to King-Schreifels, Stephen Drew wants...

Rob Manfred Named Major League Baseball’s Next Commissioner After Bud Selig
August 14th, 2014 at 6:04 PM
UPDATE: Thursday, August 14 at 7:41 p.m. ET The next commissioner of Major League Baseball will be Rob Manfred, and he addressed the media following his successful election to the post, per MLB.com: Your browser does not support iframes. End of Update Original Text Major League Baseball's current COO, Rob Manfred, will be the...