Cotham made his major league debut on Wednesday night in Texas, allowing no runs on two hits and striking out four in 1 2/3 innings pitched.
Left-hander Chris Capuano will be the odd-man out of the Yankees’ rotation when Masahiro Tanaka returns on Wednesday.
Sonny Gray pitched eight innings for his sixth win of the season, Stephen Vogt drove in two runs and the Oakland Athletics beat the New York Yankees 6-2 on Friday night.
Whitley left in the second inning of Thursday night’s loss to Tampa Bay with right elbow pain that had been bothering him for a while.
New York Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova has thrown a simulated game and says he could pitch in an extended spring training game on Saturday.
“I’m not hurt. I feel good. That’s the only way I’m judging myself right now,” Sabathia said. “I’m encouraged.”
By now you’ve probably heard that Chris Capuano – a 36-year-old left-hander and the Yankees’ projected fifth starter – left his exhibition start in the first inning Wednesday with a right quadriceps strain.
Rodriguez hit a long drive to left-center on a 3-1 pitch from right-hander Brandon Workman leading off the fourth inning. Rodriguez has five hits in 11 at-bats (.455) this spring training.
Capuano, 36, was hurt in the first inning Wednesday while covering first base on Brock Holt’s one-out grounder to first baseman Garrett Jones. The left-hander was scheduled for an MRI.
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.
In two weeks, pitchers and catchers will report with a starting five comprised of three legitimate injury risks, one young flamethrower in Eovaldi and an average swingman in Capuano.
Chris Capuano is staying with the New York Yankees, just like fellow free agents Chase Headley and Chris Young.
A day after we learned which players the Yankees reportedly won’t target in free agency, we got a better of idea of who exactly is on their radar.
Ben Zobrist hit a game-ending single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays over the New York Yankees 1-0 on Monday night.
Given the Bombers’ issues, winning this series against Detroit’s All-World guns is sort of like the Boy Scouts beating up a SWAT team.