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External options for temporary Yankees shortstop
March 27th, 2017 at 10:16 AM
***PHOTO1*** With opening day coming quick, the Yankees are not yet sure who their shortstop will be on April 2. That's because Didi Gregorius strained his shoulder while playing for the Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic. With teammates like Andrelton Simmons and Xander Bogaerts, Gregorius was forced to play...

Who’s pulled ahead in battle for Yankees rotation?
March 26th, 2017 at 10:51 AM
***PHOTO1*** With April drawing near, the Yankees have a decision to make. Well, two actually. New York has a pair of open spots at the back end of its rotation that need filling. Granted, the Yankees won't need a fifth arm much in April barring injury, but right now Masahiro...

Who will be the new face of the Yankees?
March 25th, 2017 at 6:34 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Yankees have entered into a transition phase the likes of which their fans haven't seen since the early-1990s. Since future-Hall of Famer Derek Jeter retired after the 2014 season, the Yankees have been without a "face." There hasn't really been a player since who looked like...

Tyler Wade could solve Yankees’ shortstop conundrum
March 25th, 2017 at 1:29 PM
***PHOTO1*** The average baseball fan probably doesn't remember Erick Almonte, but there was a time when the New York Yankees needed him. Flash back to Opening Night, 2003. The Yankees were visiting Toronto when Derek Jeter collided with Blue Jays catcher Ken Huckaby on a play at third base. The...

Yankees’ Greg Bird putting any health concerns to rest
March 25th, 2017 at 9:25 AM
***PHOTO1*** TAMPA, Fla. รข?? Joe Girardi pondered the question early on in spring training and gave a hopeful answer. The New York Yankees manager was asked if he felt Greg Bird could replicate his outstanding 46-game rookie performance of 2015 after sitting out last season while recovering from right shoulder...