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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...

Alex Rodriguez’s Cousin, Yuri Sucart, Pleads not Guilty to Federal Charges
August 14th, 2014 at 5:02 PM
New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez's cousin, Yuri Sucart, has plead not guilty to six counts of federal charges pertaining to the distribution of performance-enhancing drugs. ***VIDEO1*** Sucart, who was in court on Thursday for his role in Anthony Bosch's Biogenesis clinic, is free on $50,000 bail, per the Associated Press, via...

Roger Clemens Reacts to Hall of Fame Questions; Pedro Martinez Supports Rocket
August 14th, 2014 at 4:26 PM
Former New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens talked to reporters on Thursday when he was inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame. ***VIDEO1*** The topic? Performance-enhancing drugs, of course. Clemens was asked if he should be in the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown when it's his time and The Rocket basically...

Hal Steinbrenner on New York Yankees Offense: ‘It’s Been a Problem and It Needs to Change’
August 14th, 2014 at 3:35 PM
New York Yankees, managing general partner, Hal Steinbrenner met with reporters last night in Baltimore. Steinbrenner was in town for the quarterly Owners Meeting held at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore. Steinbrenner addressed the Yankees current season and acknowledged that injuries have effected the team, but overall he feels the teams...

New York Yankees’ Shawn Kelley Completes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (Video)
August 14th, 2014 at 12:32 PM
New York Yankees reliever Shawn Kelley is just the latest person to take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. ***VIDEO1*** Kelley, who lost his grandfather to what is better known as Lou Gehrig's disease, helped raise awareness on Wednesday by taking part in the phenomenon sweeping the nation. Yankee pitcher Shawn Kelley...

New York Yankees’ Shawn Kelley Brutally Honest About American League East Chances
August 14th, 2014 at 8:45 AM
The New York Yankees' chances at the American League East are fading rapidly and reliever Shawn Kelley wasn't afraid to express that. The only problem is that it's at odds with what The Captain, Derek Jeter, believes. ***VIDEO1*** After Wednesday's loss to the Baltimore Orioles, the Yankees are now eight games out...

Colorado Rockies’ Troy Tulowitzki Out for Season; May Alter New York Yankees’ Plans
August 13th, 2014 at 10:52 PM
Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will miss the remainder of the 2014 season after he undergoes hip surgery. ***VIDEO1*** Thomas Harding of MLB.com broke the news: #Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki will undergo labral repair surgery on his left hip Friday in Vail, Colo. will miss rest of season. — Thomas Harding (@harding_at_mlb) August 14,...

Buck Showalter Hoped Michael Pineda Used Pine Tar in 1st Start Back for Yankees
August 13th, 2014 at 9:31 PM
Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter wasn't bashful for his support of the use of pine tar by Major League Baseball pitchers, and he even hoped Michael Pineda would use it in his first start back for the New York Yankees since coming off the 60-day disabled list. ***VIDEO1*** Pineda was busted back...

Masahiro Tanaka Feels No Pain in Elbow; Return to New York Yankees on Track
August 13th, 2014 at 4:14 PM
In what is the best news since Masahiro Tanaka discovered he had a slightly torn UCL, the New York Yankees ace is now reporting there is no more pain in his elbow. Masahiro Tanaka throwing to Larry Rothschild in the #Orioles outfield #Yankees pic.twitter.com/EvBsCgcQmM — Brendan Kuty (@BrendanKutyNJ) August 13, 2014 Wallace Matthews...