Rivera spoke to reporters about mentoring Ivan Nova through his struggles last year. When Rivera was asked who did things like that for him when he first came up, the answer was a bit surprising: Steve Howe.
Pete Kozma and Daniel Descalso each homered and the St. Louis Cardinals, set to play the whole season without All-Star shortstop Rafael Furcal, beat the New York Yankees, 7-6, on Thursday.
Nova allowed an infield single over two scoreless innings and the New York Yankees stopped a seven-game losing streak by beating a Detroit Tigers split squad 10-3 on Saturday.
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.
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…
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?
The Yankees are good, not great. And that’s probably not good enough, especially when you gauge how they gouge you at the turnstiles. $5 waters and $10 beers don’t taste too hot when the team gets cold and old.
2013 brings major issues and tons of uncertainty for the aging, payroll-trimming New York Yankees.
For a team that trades on tradition, symbolism and success, the Yankees just took a giant leap toward remaining competitive, if not contenders, in 2013 by signing Andy Pettitte.
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.
The pinstriped recipe for success this season will take a backseat to the sudden surge of southpaw pitching. The Yankees will remain in the playoffs for as long as CC Sabathia and Andy Pettitte pitch to the back of their baseball cards.
Ivan Nova has been dropped from the Yankees’ rotation after a pair of poor outings, and David Phelps will replace him as Tuesday night’s starter against the Red Sox.
Mark Teixeira returns to the Yankees’ lineup tonight and will play first base.