American League Championship Series

Curtis Granderson (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Despite Dreadful Postseason Slump, Cashman Still Believes In Curtis Granderson

“To get 43 home runs from a center fielder isn’t easy,” general manager Brian Cashman said. “And I don’t think one series erases that.”

10/23/2012

Joe Girardi (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Girardi Defends Postseason Decisions, Maintains That A-Rod Benching Was Baseball-Related

“(Rodriguez’s benching) had nothing to do with anything but what I felt was our best opportunity that day,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “I just think he was one of our guys that was struggling, like a lot of our other guys.”

10/19/2012

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images) and Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Carmelo Anthony On Alex Rodriguez’s Benching: ‘I Can’t Imagine That’

“I can’t imagine that,” Anthony said in regard to A-Rod’s situation. “I can’t imagine that. I just feel bad for A-Rod, man. I don’t like to see nobody go through that. It’s tough.”

10/19/2012

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Sticking To His Guns: Girardi Doesn’t Budge, Sits A-Rod And Granderson For Game 4

The Yankees kept their lineup the same as it would have been on Wednesday — with Rodriguez on the bench for the third time in nine postseason games. A-Rod is 3-for-23 with no RBIs in these playoffs.

10/18/2012

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Despite No-Trade Clause, A-Rod Would Reportedly Accept Trade To Big-Market Team

According to a report, the three-time AL MVP has told close friends that he won’t stand in the way of a trade. It would have to be the right situation, however. The veteran will only accept a trade to a big-market team, the report said.

10/18/2012

Derek Jeter reacts to his injury in Game 1 of the ALCS. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Yankees Expect Injured Derek Jeter To Be Ready To Go By Opening Day

“He’ll be ready when he’s ready,” general manager Brian Cashman said. “I believe that Dr. Anderson just put in a more conservative time frame on it, as explained to me.”

10/18/2012

Derek Jeter (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Derek Jeter To Have Surgery On Ankle; Will Likely Need 4 To 5 Months To Recover

Derek Jeter had scans on Sunday which confirmed the fracture. He has not accompanied the Yankees in Detroit. His recovery was initially expected to take three months, but that timetable is now longer.

10/17/2012

Curtis Granderson (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

A-Rod, Granderson Benched For Game 4, Swisher Returns To Hit Second

Alex Rodriguez has been benched again by manager Joe Girardi, who also dropped center fielder Curtis Granderson from the starting lineup while trying to avoid elimination on Wednesday.

10/17/2012

Alex Rodriguez (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

Yankees GM Brian Cashman Denies A-Rod To Miami Report

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has denied that such a trade has been discussed, and other sources have said that talks between the Bombers and the Miami Marlins are premature at best.

10/17/2012

Joe Girardi (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Kallas: Yankees’ Joe Girardi Is Rearranging Deck Chairs On The Titanic

The Yankees simply have virtually nobody who can hit. Down three games to none after a 2-1 defeat to Detroit, the Yankees are down and out. The fall has been quick and precipitous.

10/17/2012

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) and Kobe Bryant (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Kobe Bryant Offers Alex Rodriguez Support, Advice Amid Slugger’s Ongoing Slump

“I just say to him, ‘You’re Alex Rodriguez,'” Bryant said. “‘You’re A-Rod. You’re one of the best to ever do it.’ I think sometimes he kind of forgets that and wants to try to do the right thing all the time.”

10/17/2012

Alex Rodriguez (credit: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Joe Girardi Benches A-Rod, Swisher For Game 3; Nunez To Get Start At Shortstop

It’s the second time that A-Rod has been benched this postseason. He’s 3-for-26 in the playoffs so far, and is 0-for-18 with 12 strikeouts against right-handers.

10/16/2012

Phil Hughes (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Coming Off Brilliant Start, Hughes Takes Ball Against Tigers In Must-Win Game 3

“I just have to go out there and pitch, that’s all it boils down to,” Hughes said. “(I can’t) really worry about being down 0-2 or that Verlander is on the mound or that we don’t have our captain. Those sorts of things are going to be wasted energy.”

10/16/2012

Derek Jeter (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Sims: Breaking Down Derek Jeter’s Compensatory Injury

Jeter reportedly first experienced left ankle issues in early September, and he exacerbated the area with the foul tip in mid-September. He was also said to have injured the same ankle, in a different place, in the last game of the regular season.

10/15/2012

Derek Jeter (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Report: Injured Derek Jeter ‘Likely’ To Undergo Surgery After Fracturing Ankle

An MRI on Derek Jeter’s lower leg did not show extensive ligament damage, CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman reported. However, surgery is “likely” for the iconic shortstop.

10/15/2012

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