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.
Ivan Nova didn’t do much to help his case for a spot in the Yankees’ potential playoff rotation. If anything, he made New York’s path to the postseason a little tougher.
Brandon Morrow and two relievers combined on a five-hitter, pitching the Toronto Blue Jays to a 6-0 victory over New York on Thursday night that trimmed the Yankees’ tight lead in the AL East.
Ivan Nova was strong in his return from the DL as the Yankees defeated the Rays 5-3 on Saturday.
Andy Pettitte wants to help the Yankees right now, but he’ll have to wait a few days to do so. The five-time World Series champion will start for the Yankees when the Bombers take on the Blue Jays on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium.
Ivan Nova was activated for the DL on Saturday, but Freddy Garcia will start for the Yankees on Sunday.
A-Rod is back, Mark Teixeira and Ivan Nova are close and Andy Pettitte is making strides. Here comes the cavalry — and boy, do the Yankees need it.
It’s time to officially ponder –- if not pummel –- the trade that sent Jesus Montero to Seattle and brought Pineda to, well, rehab. All the signs point toward Ollie Perez Avenue. Or, worse … Carl Pavano.
After getting swept by the White Sox in Chicago for the first time since 1991 and seeing their AL East lead tighten to three games, the Yanks were a team looking for a blow. Not a physical rest. A mental one.
The Yankees made the move on Thursday after an MRI revealed the problem. The team said that treatment will consist of medicine and rest, and that the right-hander will not play catch for five days.
Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova felt tightness in his right shoulder during his start on Tuesday, manager Joe Girardi told WFAN’s Mike Francesa on Wednesday.
Kevin Youkilis hit a grand slam, Paul Konerko homered and Dewayne Wise had four hits Tuesday night as the Chicago White Sox rallied for the second straight game to beat the New York Yankees 7-3.