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Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda pitches in the second inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla., on March 23, 2014. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Girardi: No Innings Limit For Yankees’ New No. 5 Starter Michael Pineda

Two years removed from the game while working his way back from a serious shoulder injury, Michael Pineda has been named the fifth starter in the Yankees’ rotation, the team announced Tuesday.

03/25/2014

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

Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Yankees Notebook: Pineda Impresses Again Ahead Of Panama Trip

Michael Pineda, who missed the past two seasons after right shoulder surgery, has nine strikeouts in 4 2-3 scoreless innings overall. He’s bidding to become the Yankees’ fifth starter.

03/14/2014

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Boomer & Carton: Broadway Joe Brings Out Girardi’s Softer Side

Joe Namath was down in Florida on Monday to take in a Yankees spring training game and I think it’s safe to assume that Joe Girardi really enjoyed seeing ‘Broadway Joe’ spending time with his grandchild.

WFAN–03/04/2014

Derek Jeter works out at George M. Steinbrenner Field on February 21, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Derek Jeter Says He’s ‘Good To Go’ Ahead Of Spring Debut

The Yankees captain, who turns 40 in June, broke his left ankle in the 2012 ALCS, then broke it again last spring during his rehab.

02/26/2014

Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

As Pineda Works His Way Back, He Remains Yankees’ Biggest X Factor

The Yankees are still waiting to see if they made the right decision on a trade they pulled off back in 2011. Needless to say, it’s been that long of a road back from injury for Michael Pineda.

02/18/2014

Mark Teixeira (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Teixeira Expects To Bounce Back In Big Way This Season

“There’s not one guy that has to carry this team, but absolutely I expect to hit in the middle of the order, hit 30 home runs and drive in 100 runs,” said the first baseman, who was limited to 15 games last season.

02/17/2014

Joe Girardi (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Girardi Says MLB Ready For Openly Gay Player

“I think our world has adjusted to that. … Whoever the best players are in that clubhouse, get them in there,” the Yankees manager said Tuesday.

02/12/2014

Justin Tuck (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images), Joe Girardi (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) and Muhammad Wilkerson (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Palladino: Christmas Gifts For Some Of Our Local Sports Figures

Here’s a rundown of what some of our area sports figures found under the tree this morning; that is, if ole Santa didn’t change his mind.

12/25/2013

Yankees manager Joe Girardi, left, and general manager Brian Cashman. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Keidel: Empire Strikes Blank, Yankees Are Too Old And Too Expensive

You may not recognize the new team, but you’ll probably recognize the result: just short of 90 wins, just short of the playoffs, way short of expectations.

12/21/2013

Robinson Cano (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Cashman: If I Were Cano, I Also Would Have Taken Seattle’s Offer

“If the numbers are right, he had 240 million reasons why he should go to Seattle,” Cashman said poolside at the Swan and Dolphin Hotel on Tuesday. “If I was him, I would’ve done the same thing.”

12/11/2013

Yankees manager Joe Girardi. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Girardi Presents Yankees Offseason State Of The Union

The manager of the Yankees is generally used to acquiring great players, not losing them. Joe Girardi sat down to meet the media Tuesday and had the chance to publicly address for the first time the loss of Robinson Cano to Seattle.

12/10/2013

Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long with Alex Rodriguez. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Yankees Bringing Back Entire Coaching Staff For 2014

While the team may look a whole lot different in 2014, the New York Yankees coaching staff will remain the same.

11/08/2013

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Joe Girardi: A-Rod’s Hearing Complicates Yankees’ Offseason Planning

Girardi said on Thursday that if a decision isn’t made soon, the team will have to make backup third-base plans in case Rodriguez isn’t available.

11/07/2013

The St. Louis Cardinals work out during 2013 World Series Media Day at Fenway Park on October 22, 2013. The Red Sox host the Cardinals in Game 1 on October 23, 2013. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Random Thoughts Ahead Of The World Series

Check out the managers in this year’s Fall Classic. It shows you that the day-to-day grumbling about managers isn’t that big a deal in the end.

10/23/2013

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