Joe Girardi

Chase Headley #12 of the New York Yankees is hit in the jaw with a pitch in the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on September 11, 2014. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Chase Headley Upset With Rays Manager Joe Maddon Over HBP Comment

New York Yankees third baseman Chase Headley says he “wasn’t thrilled” by Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon’s word choice.

09/18/2014

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by  Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Like It Or Not, Yankees Need A-Rod’s Bat — At DH

The Bombers’ best lineup next year will have Alex Rodriguez as their full-time DH. Wow, I can’t believe I just said that either.

09/18/2014

Manager Joe Girardi #28 of the New York Yankees comes out to argue a call with umpires Marty Foster #60, Alan Porter #64 and Joe West #22. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Irate Joe Girardi Furious With Rays: ‘We Are Not Pin Cushions’

“I don’t know what they expect. You hit five of our guys in four games. You don’t think we’ll be pissed?”

09/17/2014

Yankees manager Joe Girardi looks on as Chase Headley argues with home plate umpire Marty Foster after Foster ejected Headley during the seventh inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on September 15, 2014. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Yankees Eliminated From AL East, Fall 6 Games Back In Wild-Card Race

Derek Jeter’s final season now has no chance of ending with an AL East title. “It’s frustrating,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said after Monday night’s loss.

09/16/2014

Derek Jeter (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Slumping Derek Jeter Gets Night Off In Series Opener Against Rays

Derek Jeter, in an 0-for-24 slump, was out of the New York Yankees’ starting lineup at Tampa Bay on Monday night.

09/15/2014

Joe Girardi (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Playoff Hopes Fading Fast With 14 Games Left

It didn’t matter that David Robertson had already pitched two days in a row. The Yankees desperately needed to preserve a ninth-inning lead, and their closer insisted he was capable.

09/15/2014

Stephen Drew is tagged out at home plate by Tampa Bay Rays catcher Ryan Hanigan during the fifth inning at Yankee Stadium on September 9, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Yankees Out At Plate And Nearly Out Of Playoff Race

Even the Bombers acknowledge they are running out of time. With just 20 games remaining, they have a 5½-game deficit to overcome for the AL’s second wild card.

09/10/2014

Yoenis Cespedes slides safely into third base before Chase Headley can make the tag during the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium on September 2, 2014. The Red Sox defeated the Yankees 9-4. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Palladino: If Yanks Don’t Cut Deficit By Jeter Day, They’re Cooked

But the reality is that this team may not be capable of any such feat. It’s actually a near miracle that their proximity to the last wild card will make for a meaningful September.

09/03/2014

Home plate umpire Gerry Davis ejects Yankees manager Joe Girardi during the seventh inning against the Baltimore Orioles on August 13, 2014. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Giving Up Already? Yanks’ Kelley Says Wild Card ‘More Achievable At This Point’

Maybe Yankees manager Joe Girardi got lucky with his 26th career ejection: He didn’t have to watch from the dugout as New York blew a late lead in a painful defeat.

08/14/2014

Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles celebrates after hitting a home run in the fifth inning against the New York Yankees at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 11, 2014. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Yankees Lose Ground In AL East, Fall Season-High 7 Games Back

Derek Jeter would hate to slip into retirement without one last foray into the postseason, yet with every defeat comes the realization that his final season could end before October.

08/12/2014

Masahiro Tanaka #19 of the New York Yankees looks on after the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium on August 5, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Yankees Pitcher Masahiro Tanaka Increases Workout, Feels Fine

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Tanaka made 50 throws from 60 feet before Tuesday night’s game against Detroit. That’s twice as many tosses as Tanaka took Monday in his first action since being shut down in early July.

08/06/2014

Yankees manager Joe Girardi celebrates with Derek Jeter after defeating the Red Sox 8-7 at Fenway Park on August 3, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Silverman: Where Would The Undermanned Yankees Be Without Girardi?

The job he’s doing in his seventh year is perhaps the best of his career. Joe Girardi has managed to keep this undermanned team on the edge of contention, with an assist from his GM.

08/04/2014

The New York Yankees grounds crew attempts to roll out the tarp in the middle of the fifth inning against the Texas Rangers on July 23, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

WATCH: Yankees Grounds Crew Struggles With Tarp; Rangers Skipper Not Happy

Once the rain arrived, Ron Washington’s team never got another chance to come back: “This game shouldn’t come to us losing it. It should have been suspended.”

07/24/2014

Mark Teixeira (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Mark Teixeira Out With Back Strain: ‘I Just Need To Get Healthy Again’

Teixeira will be sidelined for at least three games because of a strained muscle in his back, the latest injury to slow the Yankees’ leading run producer.

07/22/2014

Yankees manager Joe Girardi pulls Shane Greene in the sixth inning against the Texas Rangers on July 21, 2014 at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

5 Errors To Just 5 Hits Equals ‘Ugly’ Loss For Yankees

Shane Greene had little trouble finding the plate. Throwing to first was his problem. The rookie right-hander wasn’t the only player in pinstripes to struggle Monday night.

07/22/2014

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