Joe Girardi

Jacoby Ellsbury #22 of the New York Yankees in action against the Cleveland Indians during their game at Yankee Stadium on August 10, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Jacoby Ellsbury Has Mild Right Abdominal Strain, Could Miss Up To A Week

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Ellsbury will not play Wednesday, then will be evaluated Thursday. He didn’t rule out Ellsbury missing up to a week.

03/18/2015

Infielder Mark Teixeira #25 of the New York Yankees participates in a spring training workout on February 26, 2015 at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Teixeira On NYCFC Playing At Yankee Stadium: ‘It’s Going To Suck’

“It’s going to suck,” Teixeira said. “But you have to deal with it. It’s going to tear up the infield, but there’s nothing we can do about it, so we’ll deal with it.”

03/11/2015

Masahiro Tanaka speaks with teammates in the dugout before the start of a spring training game against the Philadelphia Phillies on March 4, 2015 at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Palladino: Yankees’ Early Mojo Calls Only For Guarded Optimism

Names alone don’t win games, and the ones Joe Girardi will write on the lineup card are mostly old, some recovering, others waiting for the injury shoe to drop and ruin their seasons.

03/11/2015

Pitcher Masahiro Tanaka #19 of the New York Yankees speaks with teammates in the dugout before the start of a spring training game against the Philadelphia Phillies on March 4, 2015 at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Yankees Ace Masahiro Tanaka To Make First Exhibition Start Thursday

The right-hander threw 23 of 29 pitches for strikes Saturday in a simulated game divided into two innings. The Japanese ace faced nine batters, giving up one single and striking out one.

03/09/2015

Derek Jeter shakes hands with Yankees GM Brian Cashman in 2010 (Photo by Tim Boyles/Getty Images)

No More Captains? Yankees GM Thinks Honor Should End With Jeter

Brian Cashman can’t see anybody else with a ‘C’ on their jersey. But it’s not up to him.

03/06/2015

Alex Rodriguez runs to first base after hitting a single to left field during the first inning against the Phillies on March 4, 2015 at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

A-Rod On Spring Debut: ‘It’s Really A Dream Just To Be Back’

The Yankees slugger went 1 for 2 with a walk in a spring-training loss to the Phillies on Wednesday, another step forward as he tries to resume his drug-scarred career.

03/05/2015

Third baseman Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees participates in a spring training workout on February 26, 2015 at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

A-Rod Says He’ll Be ‘A Little Nervous’ In Spring Debut Wednesday

A-Rod returns on Wednesday for his first game in 17 months, slated to be a designated hitter for two or three at-bats against the Phillies at Steinbrenner Field in New York’s spring training home opener.

03/03/2015

Third baseman Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees participates in a spring training workout on February 26, 2015 at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

A-Rod Will Skip Yankees’ Exhibition Opener, Debut On Wednesday

Alex Rodriguez will skip the Yankees’ exhibition opener against Philadelphia in Clearwater and is slated to make his spring training debut at Steinbrenner Field on Wednesday.

03/02/2015

Alex Rodriguez signs autographs for fans as he participates in a spring training workout on February 26, 2015 at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

A-Rod, Cheered In Tampa, Says First Workout ‘Like Going To Disney World’

In addition to cheering, many of the about 500 fans in attendance Thursday called out A-Rod’s name as he moved from drill to drill and in and out of the batting cage.

02/27/2015

Hal Steinbrenner (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Hal Steinbrenner: ‘Anything Would Be On The Table’ If Yankees Miss Playoffs

Does that mean he’d go full-blown Boss? Could there be an organizational shakeup? It sounds like he’s not ruling anything out.

02/26/2015

Former New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera takes the field to be honored before Game 2 of the 2013 World Series. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Mo Rivera In Tampa As Guest Instructor; Jokes That He’s Coming Back

All-time saves leader and iconic Yankee Mariano Rivera showed up at Yankees camp on Wednesday. Mo will serve as a guest instructor in Tampa.

02/25/2015

Pitcher Masahiro Tanaka of the New York Yankees talks with the media during spring training media availability at George M. Steinbrenner Field on February 20, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Cliff McBride/Getty Images)

Masahiro Tanaka Feels Fine After Throwing 34 Pitches In Second Bullpen Session

“It’s absolutely good,” Tanaka said through a translator. “I think the No. 1 thing is throwing it a little bit harder than last time.”

02/23/2015

CC Sabathia (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Yankees LHP Sabathia Hoping For Strong Return In 2015

The 34-year-old lefty was hobbled by a degenerative cartilage problem in his right knee last season and was done after having surgery in July.

02/21/2015

Yankees manager Joe Girardi talks with the media during spring training media availability at George M. Steinbrenner Field on Feb. 20, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Cliff McBride/Getty Images)

Girardi Says A-Rod Distraction Will Not Hamper Yankees’ Preparation For Season

No matter how much the Yankees don’t want Alex Rodriguez’s return to baseball to be a distraction at spring training, this isn’t their first rodeo. They know it will be and they are prepared for it.

02/20/2015

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Yankees GM Says A-Rod Not At Spring Training Weight

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Matthew Krause, the team’s strength and conditioning coordinator, visited A-Rod on Wednesday in Miami.

12/11/2014

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