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The New York Yankees take batting practice before taking on the Toronto Blue Jays on Opening Day on April 6, 2015 at Yankee Stadium.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Opening Day: Yankees, With A-Rod Back In Tow, Begin New Era In Bronx

Derek Jeter is history, Alex Rodriguez is back and a new era started for the Yankees on Monday with Masahiro Tanaka’s first pitch against the Blue Jays.

04/06/2015

Masahiro Tanaka  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images), David Wright (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Palladino: It’s Opening Day — Believe It!

If spring training was a time for hope, Opening Day is a time for belief. So go ahead. Believe.

04/06/2015

Andrew Miller (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images) and Dellin Betances (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Yankees Manager Joe Girardi Not Naming A Closer At This Time

“I’ve talked to both guys,” Girardi said. “They’re concerned about winning more than titles, in a sense of ‘I’m this guy, I’m this guy.’ That’s the sense that I’ve got from them.”

04/03/2015

Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Masahiro Tanaka To Start Yankees’ Opener; Sabathia No. 3

The decision to go with the 26-year-old international sensation means CC Sabathia’s streak of opening day starts with the Yankees will end at six.

03/27/2015

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images), Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) and Michael Pineda (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Season Preview: Jeter’s Gone, A-Rod’s Back And Yanks Hope To Return To Postseason

Jeter left behind a team in transition, that failed to make the playoffs in consecutive years for the first time in a generation and is beset with an older core coming off injuries.

03/27/2015

Jacoby Ellsbury (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Oblique Strain To Keep Jacoby Ellsbury On Shelf For Week

“I’m not really concerned about it, because it’s really mild,” manager Joe Girardi said. “This is the time of year we can protect him a little bit, don’t have to rush him back.”

03/19/2015

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

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