“He has to be able to play more than five innings once every three days,” manager Joe Girardi said. “So I mean we’ll go through this week, I’m sure, and we’ll make an evaluation.”
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.
Pineda is set to begin a rehab assignment with Class A Advanced Tampa on Saturday. He threw 65 pitches in an extended spring training game on Monday and reported no discomfort.
“It’s something I think even Alex would tell you, he couldn’t live up to that (contract),” Cashman said. “It’s an enormous contract and I think, I would say probably, he couldn’t live up to it. But he’s doing everything he can to try to do so.”
Before interleague play, the term “Subway Series” was pretty much reserved for the World Series. But no city has had the number of Subway Series that The Big Apple has.
In a photo published by the New York Post, Jeter was seen exiting a Greenwich Village Starbucks with the name “Philip” written on his coffee cup.
Who says that professional athletes aren’t role models? We know that plenty of them aren’t, but there are still many so-called “good guys” in sports. Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano appears to be one of those good guys.
For today’s blog I would like to highlight one of the funniest, most lovable, most quotable pitchers to ever wear the pinstripes — Lefty Gomez.
Baseball is holding its annual Jackie Robinson Day on the 66th anniversary of his breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Mark Teixeira hopes to get the protective brace on his injured right wrist removed on Monday. Speaking before New York’s exhibition game at the Washington Nationals on Friday, he said his goal is to rejoin the Yankees as soon as May 1.
“We are committed as a family to be in this long-term,” Steinbrenner said. “We enjoy this, this is why we’re all involved — all of my siblings. And we’re going to continue, every year, to field a championship-caliber team.”
It’s a question that seemed unthinkable during the winter months and at the start of spring training: which team will have more talent on April 1?
As of now, newly-signed Brennan Boesch is slated to be the starting left fielder. But if and when Wells becomes a member of the Bronx Bombers, he’ll immediately take over as the everyday left fielder, according to a report.
“We’ve got to do what’s right for him,” Cashman said. “Whatever’s right for him will be right for us. I’m not saying he’s going to be DL’ed, but I can’t tell you he won’t be. I don’t think it’s anything serious. I just think it’s a timing issue.”
Derek Jeter said he was removed from Tuesday’s lineup for “precautionary” reasons because his surgically-repaired left ankle feels “stiff.”