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Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Tanaka, Not Sabathia, Lined Up To Start Yankees’ Opener

Though it appears the Japanese ace will get the call, manager Joe Girardi still isn’t ready to make it official.

03/25/2015

Derek Stepan #21, Kevin Hayes #13 and Keith Yandle #93 of the New York Rangers celebrate their win over the Anaheim Ducks on March 22, 2015 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

3 Up And 3 Down: Who’s Hot And Who’s Not In New York Sports

Taking a look at who’s hot and who’s not on the local sports landscape.

03/24/2015

CC Sabathia (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Despite Rough Outing, Yankees’ Sabathia Says He’s Happy With His Progress

CC Sabathia got shelled on Sunday, but said he’d take the trade-off in a heartbeat.

03/23/2015

CC Sabathia (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Sabathia Gives Up Pair Of Runs Over Two Innings, Yankees Fall To Blue Jays 4-2

CC Sabathia gave up two runs and four hits over two innings in his first spring training start, a New York Yankees’ 4-2 loss Tuesday night to the Toronto Blue Jays.

03/18/2015

CC Sabathia #52 of the New York Yankees poses for a portrait on February 27, 2015 at George M. Steinbrenner Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

CC Sabathia Throws Simulated Game; Chris Capuano Out Until May

“I’m not hurt. I feel good. That’s the only way I’m judging myself right now,” Sabathia said. “I’m encouraged.”

03/12/2015

Masahiro Tanaka speaks with teammates in the dugout before the start of a spring training game against the Philadelphia Phillies on March 4, 2015 at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Palladino: Yankees’ Early Mojo Calls Only For Guarded Optimism

Names alone don’t win games, and the ones Joe Girardi will write on the lineup card are mostly old, some recovering, others waiting for the injury shoe to drop and ruin their seasons.

03/11/2015

Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees takes the field as he is introduced before the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at George M. Steinbrenner Field on March 4, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Sweeny: A-Rod Coverage, Beltran’s Health And More Yankees Notes

OK, so you want to hear about players other than Alex Rodriguez? I get it. But don’t try to alter the facts of the case

03/05/2015

CC Sabathia (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Yankees’ CC Sabathia Throws 41 Pitches During Third Bullpen Session

The 34-year-old left-hander was hobbled by a degenerative cartilage problem in his right knee last season and didn’t pitch after May 10. He had surgery in July.

02/27/2015

Mark Teixeira (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images), A-Rod (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images), CC Sabathia

Jared Max: Tex, A-Rod, CC And The 2015 Yankees — Cross Your Fingers!

Inside the Yankees fridge, there’s a plethora of leftovers. The lobster isn’t fresh. The filet mignon is long gone. But, this is it. Hal’s done shopping.

02/26/2015

Pitcher Masahiro Tanaka of the New York Yankees talks with the media during spring training media availability at George M. Steinbrenner Field on February 20, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Cliff McBride/Getty Images)

Masahiro Tanaka Feels Fine After Throwing 34 Pitches In Second Bullpen Session

“It’s absolutely good,” Tanaka said through a translator. “I think the No. 1 thing is throwing it a little bit harder than last time.”

02/23/2015

Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Palladino: Beefy Sabathia Feels Fine, But For How Long?

A large man with a “bum knee,” as the 305-pound lefty called it, can’t help but run into trouble down the line. It is almost inevitable.

02/23/2015

CC Sabathia (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Yankees LHP Sabathia Hoping For Strong Return In 2015

The 34-year-old lefty was hobbled by a degenerative cartilage problem in his right knee last season and was done after having surgery in July.

02/21/2015

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Yankees Pitchers And Catchers: 2015 Season Hinges On Health Of Arms

When healthy, the Yankees’ top three of Tanaka, Pineda and Sabathia could be as good as any in baseball. The problem: they have to prove they’re no longer damaged goods.

02/20/2015

Mark Teixeira (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Jared Max: Yankees Need To Realize That Glory Is Not Rebuilt With One Swing

I love classic rock, but I cannot listen to the Yankees play the same Boston and Bad Company songs again. They need to become more of a progressive college radio station.

02/17/2015

Masahiro Tanaka #19 of the New York Yankees walks back to the dugout after pitching the first inning of a simulated game on September 15, 2014 at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Rothschild: Offseason Reports On Tanaka’s Elbow Have Been Positive

“So far he’s felt good,” Rothschild said Monday at the Yankees’ minor league complex. “He’s had a good winter.”

02/09/2015

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