Yankees captain Derek Jeter will be sidelined until after the All-Star break because of a new fracture in his injured left ankle. Brian Cashman said the injury to the shortstop “is obviously a setback.” Jeter could be out at least three months.
CC Sabathia put in a strong seven-inning outing as the Yankees shut out the Tigers at Comerica Park.
The Yankees are off to a 1-4 start to begin the season after failing to the Tigers 8-4 on Saturday.
They are still the Yankees, so expectations are high. But those expectations will quickly dissolve into disaster. Baseball in the Bronx will be memorable this year, but for all the wrong reasons.
Mark Teixeira hopes to get the protective brace on his injured right wrist removed on Monday. Speaking before New York’s exhibition game at the Washington Nationals on Friday, he said his goal is to rejoin the Yankees as soon as May 1.
Lyle Overbay has emerged as the top contender to be the Yankees’ starting first baseman with Mark Teixeira beginning the season on the disabled list.
New York has approached Derrek Lee about coming out of retirement and resurrecting his career in the Bronx. Lee last played in the big leagues in 2011, playing 85 games for the Orioles and 28 games for the Pirates.
Mark Teixeira is going to be out until at least early May with a strained right wrist tendon, the latest major injury setback for the New York Yankees.
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.
“He’ll be ready when he’s ready,” general manager Brian Cashman said. “I believe that Dr. Anderson just put in a more conservative time frame on it, as explained to me.”
Joe Girardi must finish the job. He took the first step when he put Alex Rodriguez (.083 in the series) on the bench in the ninth inning on Wednesday night and had Raul Ibanez pinch-hit for him. He must now leave him there.
The celebrations have passed — and Game 4 will provide a fresh challenge for Rodriguez and the Yankees.
The Yankees blew an important game to the Blue Jays as the Orioles are chasing for the AL East lead.
No matter whose mistakes cost the Yankees in their sixth loss in nine games, they need to straighten things out: the quickly closing Baltimore Orioles are coming to the Bronx for three games starting Friday.