Eduardo Nunez, filling in for injured shortstop Derek Jeter, left the game in the fourth inning after being hit by a pitch as Ivan Nova and the Yankees fell to the Tigers in the opener of the three-game series.
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?
David Phelps improved his chances of making the Yankees rotation by giving the Bombers another superb outing in their win over Jays on Sunday.
Whether as a starter or a reliever, David Phelps will likely be an integral part of the Yankees.
The Phil Hughes situation may well prove how nice it is to have some experienced depth in the rotation.
Robinson Cano and Zoilo Almonte homered for the New York Yankees, who opened spring training with an 8-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday.
The 43-year-old Rivera threw 25 pitches Friday and said he was happy with the results. He expects to be ready when the Yankees open the regular season on April 1 against Boston.
Yankees outfielders Curtis Granderson and Brett Gardner could be switching positions. Granderson worked out in left field on Thursday and the speedy Gardner switched to center.
Opening Day is 39 days away. That’s right. Thirty-nine days! And it wouldn’t feel like baseball season is just around the corner without starting the season off the right way…
“There’s always a little bit of concern, but it’s upper back by his shoulder blades, so we’ll see how he is in a couple of days,” manager Joe Girardi said. “You’re usually more concerned about the lower (back problem) lingering.”
Who will take the fifth? No, we’re not talking about Alex Rodriguez or Francisco Cervelli pleading the Fifth Amendment in the Biogenesis investigation. This is about the fifth-starter spot in the Yankees’ rotation.
The Bombers are open for business! Among the storylines: Who will nab the No. 5 spot in the rotation? Will Mariano Rivera be as dominant as ever? And what’s up at catcher?
2013 brings major issues and tons of uncertainty for the aging, payroll-trimming New York Yankees.
There was a point in the last week where it may have seemed that Hiroki Kuroda was going to pitch elsewhere in 2013. Eat without worry, my friends. Kuroda is indeed coming back to the Yankees next season.
Joe Girardi has placed 11 pitchers on the team’s 25-man roster for the AL divisional series against the Baltimore Orioles.