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Yoenis Cespedes was trade by the Oakland Athletics to the Boston Red Sox on July 31, 2014. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Yankees-Red Sox Rivalry To Take On Entirely New Look Friday Night

The last-place Red Sox may debut newcomers Yoenis Cespedes and Allen Craig on Friday night at home, where they’ll face one former teammate in New York Yankees starter Chris Capuano and possibly another in shortstop Stephen Drew.

08/01/2014

Stephen Drew (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Dogs And Cats Living Together? Yankees Acquire Drew From Red Sox

Well, you don’t see this every day — the Yankees and Red Sox making a trade.

07/31/2014

Kelly Johnson (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Yanks Place Kelly Johnson On DL, Call Up Reliever Chris Leroux

The Yankees have placed infielder Kelly Johnson on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left groin.

07/23/2014

Vidal Nuno #57 of the New York Yankees pitches in the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium on June 27, 2014.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Nuno, Yankees Shut Down Red Sox 6-0

The New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 6-0 on Friday night in the opener of a series between struggling powers.

06/27/2014

Joe Girardi (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Joe Girardi Irked By Orioles DH’s ‘Malicious’ Takeout Slide

Steve Pearce insists there was nothing wrong with his slide into Yankees third baseman Kelly Johnson. New York manager Joe Girardi would disagree.

06/23/2014

Kelly Johnson (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

What To Do, What To Do? Yankees Short On First Basemen

Since Mark Teixiera went on the disabled list on April 5 with a strained right hamstring, the $200 million Bronx Bombers have cobbled together a platoon at first base.

04/16/2014

Carlos Beltran of the New York Yankees picks up his hat and glove before taking over at first base against the Boston Red Sox on April 13, 2014. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Carlos Beltran Survives 1B Debut As Yankees Scramble To Fill Holes

Who’s on first? It’s complicated. “We have to do what it takes,” Beltran said after after taking over at the position midway through Sunday’s win. “I hope I don’t have to do it again.”

04/14/2014

Yangervis Solarte connects on a fourth-inning RBI double against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium on April 8, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Palladino: Yankees’ Solarte Impresses With Poise Beyond His Experience

Perhaps the game isn’t too big for Yangervis Solarte. He has begun to prove that he’s worthy of manning the patch of infield where A-Rod once strode, and not in a backup role, either.

04/11/2014

Derek Jeter (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images), CC Sabathia (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images), Mark Teixeira (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Sweeny’s Opening Day Thoughts: Yankees’ Season Hinges On Jeter, CC, Teixeira

If all three don’t have bounce-back years it won’t matter what the new guys do. Consider these three guys the core for 2014.

04/01/2014

Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Jeter, Beltran And Johnson Get Their Swings On During Yankees’ Loss To Jays

Toronto opening day starter R.A. Dickey gave up six runs and seven hits over three innings in the Blue Jays’ 10-6 victory over the New York Yankees on Wednesday.

03/26/2014

Kelly Johnson (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Who’s On 3rd? With A-Rod Banished, Yanks Turn To Johnson & Co.

“We’ve got Kelly Johnson along with a cast of characters that are going to compete for that spot from the right side,” general manager Brian Cashman said. “We look for it to be a platoon situation, a lefty-righty situation.”

02/12/2014

Brian Roberts (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

Yankees Finalize Roberts’ Contract, Mull What To Do To Replace A-Rod

Roberts’ deal was agreed to on Dec. 17 and finalized Tuesday, three days after a spot on the 40-man roster opened when Alex Rodriguez was suspended for the season for violations of baseball’s drug agreement and labor contract.

01/14/2014

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Koji Watanabe/Getty Images)

A-Rod Ruling Could Help Bombers Land Tanaka, But Who Plays Third Base?

The Yankees have $22 million extra to spend, which comes at the right time for the Bombers — as they’re targeting Masahiro Tanaka.

01/11/2014

Brian Roberts (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

Yankees, Brian Roberts Agree On 1-Year Deal

The Bombers are still patching together their infield following the departure of second baseman Robinson Cano. The latest piece of the puzzle: former Orioles infielder Brian Roberts.

12/17/2013

Tampa Bay second baseman Kelly Johnson, left, is late with a tag on the Yankees’ Robinson Cano during the teams’ meeting on Sept. 25, 2013, at Yankee Stadium. The Bombers are close to signing Johnson, possibly to replace Cano, who could leave via free agency. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

As 2B Market Gets Smaller, Johnson Looks More And More Like Yankees’ Guy

Nobody expected the Yankees to replace Robinson Cano overnight, but one would have figured they’d be the last team to get beaten to the punch for other players at second base. But yet, that seems to be the case a bit.

12/16/2013

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