While the Yankees have yet to make anything official concerning the back end of their rotation, it’s looking more and more like Michael Pineda has pitched his way into the fifth spot.
Ben Zobrist, Desmond Jennings and Matt Joyce homered to help the Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees 5-4 on Wednesday.
Alejandro De Aza’s two-run double in the 12th rallied the Chicago White Sox to a 6-5 win over the New York Yankees on Wednesday night, hours after New York’s Alex Rodriguez appealed his suspension.
Kevin Youkilis needs back surgery and Mark Teixeira returned to the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday with an aching right wrist, the latest injury setbacks for the depleted New York Yankees.
Kevin Youkilis has landed on the disabled list once again following a recurrence of a nagging back injury.
Nate Freiman singled home the winning run in the 18th inning against Mariano Rivera, lifting the Oakland Athletics to a 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Thursday for a three-game sweep.
The shortstop went to Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday for a scheduled visit to see Dr. Robert Anderson, the surgeon who operated on his ankle last October. “He said everything’s healed,” Jeter said. “100 percent healed.”
“There’s always a little bit of concern, but it’s upper back by his shoulder blades, so we’ll see how he is in a couple of days,” manager Joe Girardi said. “You’re usually more concerned about the lower (back problem) lingering.”
Eduardo Nunez was among the Yankees’ call-ups and was placed into the starting lineup on Saturday.
Hiroki Kuroda was on target as the Yankees defeated the White Sox, 4-0 on Saturday.
A.J. Pierzynski homered twice, Paul Konerko and Alexei Ramirez also connected and the Chicago White Sox pounded the Yankees so hard that New York brought in outfielder Dewayne Wise to pitch in a 14-7 romp Friday night.
Neil Keefe and Sweeny Murti look at the Yankees after losing CC Sabathia and Andy Pettitte on Wednesday and losing a game they should have won on Thursday.
It’s almost like somebody upstairs told Joe Girardi, “Okay, I gave you one. Now let’s see how you do with minor-leaguer Adam Warren and, oh, Freddy Garcia!”
It’s a good thing the Yankees hold a five-game lead over Baltimore. New York might need every bit of the head start after losing their top two pitchers Wednesday.
Yankees beat the Houston Astros 11-9 in a game Saturday shortened to eight innings by rain.