“Not too bad for a bunch of chickens,” Nick Swisher said after his big home run Sunday night, eager to take a shot at Mets closer Frank Francisco.
Gardner saw Dr. Timothy Kremchek on Thursday for another opinion on the elbow that has kept him out of action since April 18.
“My surgery was a success, it went perfectly,” Rivera tweeted. “I am looking forward to beginning my rehab soon. Thanks as always for your prayers.”
Neil Keefe and Sweeny Murti look at the Yankees after two months of play with the Mets headed to the Stadium this weekend for the first part of the Subway Series.
Neil Keefe wonders where the Yankees would be if Andy Pettitte didn’t come out of retirement this season.
It’s like Pettitte hasn’t missed a beat, which is remarkable considering he took 19 months off.
If ever the Yankees were ripe for the picking, it’s now. The Mets are the better baseball team heading into the first leg of the Subway Series, which is astonishing considering all we know and have seen.
Right-hander Rafael Soriano is expected to stay the Yankees’ closer when reliever David Robertson makes his return to the mound, CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman reported.
The Yankees could have their speedster back by next weekend. Brett Gardner was able to take dry swings on Monday, a positive sign as the outfielder continues to rehab his strained right elbow.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi will not commit to using David Robertson as his closer when the right-hander returns from a ribcage injury.
First Mariano Rivera, now David Robertson. The Yankees are running out of healthy pitchers to put in the closer’s role.
The 27-year-old — who took over for Mariano Rivera when he tore his ACL and was lost for the season — has been unavailable since Saturday with soreness in his left side, and received an MRI on Tuesday.
It’s amazing the Yankees could even field a team at this point.
Neil Keefe says David Robertson is the right choice to close for the Yankees, calls out Mark Teixeira and praises Henrik Lundqvist in this week’s Thursday Thoughts.
Matt Joyce hit a three-run homer off fill-in closer David Robertson in the ninth inning, falling down on a twisted ankle as he finished his swing, and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied to beat the New York Yankees 4-1 on Wednesday night.