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The Yankees’ Michael Pineda pitches in the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at George M. Steinbrenner Field on March 23, 2014 in Tampa, Fla. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Surging Pineda Looks Like He’s Nailed Down 5th Spot In Yankees’ Rotation

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.

03/24/2014

File photo of David Phelps (credit: Getty Images)

Phelps, Yankees Top Red Sox, 3-2

David Phelps went six innings, giving up two runs on four hits and two walks with three strikeouts as the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 3-2.

03/20/2014

David Phelps of the New York Yankees. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Yankees, Rays Finish In 3-3 Stalemate

David Phelps boosted his bid to be the New York Yankees’ fifth starter, pitching five scoreless innings Sunday during a 3-3 tie with the Tampa Bay Rays in 10 innings.

03/10/2014

David Phelps of the New York Yankees. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Mariners Scout Reportedly On Hand For Phelps’ Shaky Start

The Yankees have a crowded competition for the fifth spot in their starting rotation. The Mariners are breaking out the duct tape. So are the stars aligned for a deal?

03/05/2014

Derek Jeter works out at George M. Steinbrenner Field on February 21, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Phelps Rooting Harder Than Anyone For Healthy Jeter

Many have predicted — hoped, maybe — that Derek Jeter will go out this year with an ending more fitting than lying on the ground with a broken ankle. Yankees starter David Phelps is definitely one of them.

02/28/2014

Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

As Pineda Works His Way Back, He Remains Yankees’ Biggest X Factor

The Yankees are still waiting to see if they made the right decision on a trade they pulled off back in 2011. Needless to say, it’s been that long of a road back from injury for Michael Pineda.

02/18/2014

Derek Jeter (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

David Phelps On Current State Of Derek Jeter: He ‘Looks Amazing’

“You can tell he’s determined to go out there and do well,” Phelps said. “If you had to place a bet on it, you know he’s going to go out there and have a good year. I’m really looking forward to seeing him play again.”

02/06/2014

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Yankees Activate Nunez From DL, Place Phelps On 15-Day DL

The Yankees also transferred first baseman Mark Teixeira to the 60-day disabled list. He’s out for the season with an injured right wrist.

07/06/2013

Joe Girardi (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Palladino: The Yankees’ Arrow Is Pointing Up Again

Perhaps the artillery Girardi really needs, the big cannons, will come alive soon enough.

07/05/2013

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Cano, Yankees Look To Complete The Sweep Of The Twins

Cano looks for a seventh consecutive multihit effort to cap this trip and the Yankees complete a four-game sweep and hand the Twins a fifth straight defeat.

07/04/2013

The Yankees’ Zoilo Almonte acknowledges the crowd during a curtain call after his sixth-inning home run against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on June 21, 2013. The home run was the first in the major leagues for Almonte. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Rookie Almonte Gives Offensively Challenged Yankees Huge Boost

Zoilo Almonte provided much-needed pop in his first major league start, homering and adding two singles Friday night that led the New York Yankees over the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2.

06/21/2013

The Yankees’ Mark Teixeira greets Jayson Nix after hitting a three-run home run against the Indians on June 4, 2013 at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Tex And Phelps Deliver As Yankees Make It 2 Straight Over Indians

David Phelps followed the worst start of his young career with his best, allowing a mere infield single in six shutout innings and getting home run help from Mark Teixeira as the Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 4-3 Tuesday night.

06/05/2013

Vernon Wells (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images), CC Sabathia (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) and Jayson Nix (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Keidel: Trouble In Yankee Universe — The Smoke And Mirrors Are Melting

Obviously the Mets aren’t this good and the Yankees aren’t this bad. But the Yankees weren’t as good as they let on, and are now playing more like many of us thought they would a month ago.

05/30/2013

David Wright, LaTroy Hawkins and Justin Turner of the New York Mets celebrate a 9-4 win against the New York Yankees on May 29, 2013. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Mets 1 Win Away From Subway Series Sweep Of Yankees

The Mets have taken three in a row from their crosstown rivals for their first four-game winning streak of the year and will go for a Big Apple whitewash in the finale Thursday night at Yankee Stadium.

05/30/2013

Mets Rick Ankiel, left, and John Buck, center, celebrate with Mike Baxter after scoring runs against the Yankees’ during their game on May 29, 2013 at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Beleaguered Davis, Tejada Accept Collins’ Challenge, Power Mets Over Yankees

Slumping infielders Ike Davis and Ruben Tejada sparked a five-run first inning that kept the New York Mets sailing along in this surprising Subway Series with a 9-4 victory over the Yankees on Wednesday night.

05/30/2013

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