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Masahiro Tanaka #19 of the New York Yankees delivers a pitch in the second inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on April 4, 2014 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Tanaka Wins Debut As Yankees Beat Blue Jays 7-3

Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven innings to win his major league debut, Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits and the New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-3 on Friday night.

04/04/2014

Derek Jeter (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images), CC Sabathia (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images), Mark Teixeira (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Sweeny’s Opening Day Thoughts: Yankees’ Season Hinges On Jeter, CC, Teixeira

If all three don’t have bounce-back years it won’t matter what the new guys do. Consider these three guys the core for 2014.

04/01/2014

The Yankees’ Alfonso Soriano, center, is congratulated by teammates after hitting a home run in the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox at George M. Steinbrenner Field on March 18, 2014 in Tampa, Fla. Soriano figures to be mostly used at designated hitter during the season. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Season Preview: Re-Tooled Yankees Studs On Paper, But Will Health Hold Up?

After missing the playoffs for only the second time in 19 years, the New York Yankees will look a whole lot different. And for the first time since 1998, they don’t have baseball’s highest payroll.

03/27/2014

Jacoby Ellsbury (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Yankees Get ‘Good News’ On Ellsbury’s Ailing Right Calf

Bombers center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was sent for an MRI Thursday of his cranky right calf, which was negative. “We just wanted to make sure he was OK,” manager Joe Girardi said.

03/21/2014

Derek Jeter (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images); Xander Bogaerts (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Silverman: Yankees-Red Sox Rivalry Has Turned Into A Lovefest

Was it really a decade ago that Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek was throwing punches at Alex Rodriguez after the Yankees third baseman decided to open up his mouth and make threats to Bronson Arroyo after getting hit by a pitch?

03/19/2014

Jacoby Ellsbury (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Yankees CF Jacoby Ellsbury Day To Day With Tightness In Right Calf

“We’ll make sure we take care of this, and if it takes a few days or a week, so be it,” Cashman said. “It felt tight, so we’re going to make sure that’s all it’s going to be.”

03/17/2014

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Tanaka Showing A Little ‘El Duque’ And More Yankees Thoughts

This probably isn’t the perfect comparison, but Masahiro Tanaka seems to have an array of pitches somewhat like Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez. And he throws harder.

03/17/2014

Jacoby Ellsbury (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Yankees Don’t Reach Base Until 6th, But Ellsbury Hits 1st Homer Of Spring

Roberto Hernandez took a perfect game into the sixth inning, Ben Revere and Domonic Brown each had two hits and the Philadelphia Phillies beat a New York Yankees split-squad 6-2 Thursday.

03/14/2014

MILWAUKEE, WI - SEPTEMBER 01: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angles of Anaheim singles in the top of the sixth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on September 01, 2013 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Fantasy Baseball Preview: Outfield

CBS Local Sports breaks down the top players in the outfield for your fantasy baseball draft.

03/07/2014

Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Nova Works Out The Kinks, Ellsbury Looks Good In Yankees’ Loss To Pirates

Jacoby Ellsbury reached base in all three plate appearances of his New York Yankees’ spring training debut, scoring twice Wednesday in 6-5 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

02/26/2014

Jacoby Ellsbury (L) and Carlos Beltrán (Credit: Otis Livingston/CBSNewYork)

Keidel: Yanks Spent A Ton, But What About All The Holes And Question Marks?

The Yanks still have a rickety starting staff, too many variables in the bullpen, no one to replace A-Rod, an ancient Brian Roberts replacing Cano, an older, injury-plagued Jeter at short and a now-tender Teixeira at first base.

02/24/2014

Center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury and New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Switching Sides: Ellsbury Ready To Do For Yanks What He Did For Sox

“When you’re looking in the outfield, it just looks like there’s nowhere you can hit it,” he said. “Anything that’s hanging in the air I feel like we’re going to track down.”

02/19/2014

Carlos Beltran (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Kallet: What Are The Yankees? A Fantasy Team Of Random, Aging Stars

These Bombers are — for the most part — nothing more than mercenaries, hired guns. And they will fire and kill their opponents with their quick bats, speed and power. But will it be all that special when they do?

02/18/2014

Hiroki Kuroda (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Pitchers And Catchers Report: 5 Things To Know About Yankees Going Into Camp

After missing the playoffs for the second time in 19 years, the Yankees added pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, catcher Brian McCann and outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran for a total commitment of $438 million.

02/14/2014

Shin-Soo Choo (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Outfielder Shin-Soo Choo Agrees 7-Year Deal With The Texas Rangers

Free agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo has agreed to a $130 million, seven-year contract with the Rangers.

12/21/2013

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