Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez started his third week of on-field work by adding defensive drills and hitting in a cage.
Yankees have acquired infielder Reid Brignac from the Colorado Rockies for cash, adding a left-handed bat to the group of backups filling in.
Granderson was activated on Tuesday by the Yankees, and in the lineup against Seattle batting fourth and playing left field. New York optioned left-hander Vidal Nuno to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
“I have a lot of unfinished business,” said Rodriguez, who struggled offensively late last season. “I’m really looking forward to getting back on the field close to 100 percent and being who I am.”
Eduardo Nunez left Sunday’s game after four innings because of tightness in his left ribcage and was sent for an MRI.
Joba Chamberlain is joining the New York Yankees’ crowded disabled list. The reliever has a strained right side and will be put on the DL retroactive to April 28, the Yankees said on Thursday.
Seeking depth for their injury-depleted infield, the New York Yankees acquired Chris Nelson from the Colorado Rockies for a player to be named or cash on Wednesday night.
Kevin Youkilis is happy that his back injury doesn’t appear serious, and thinks he could return to the Yankees’ lineup as soon as his stint on the 15-day disabled list is up. Manager Joe Girardi sounded more cautious.
Kevin Youkilis has joined Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira and Curtis Granderson on the New York Yankees’ disabled list. The Yankees said on Tuesday that Youkilis has a lumbar spine sprain.
Back problems are flaring up for Yankees infielder Kevin Youkilis, who is out of the lineup on Sunday. He will undergo an MRI on Monday.
The Yankees will have to make due without starter Ivan Nova and catcher Francisco Cervelli who both land on the DL.
New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter is expected to be in a walking boot when he rejoins his teammates on Thursday for the start of a homestand at Yankee Stadium.
It was nice to think about, but it’s a safe bet that Pete Rose will remain the all-time hits leader. Now you know what Rose meant when he said the first 3,000 were the easy ones.
It was hard to miss the signs that something bad had occurred. Flags were lowered to half-staff and there was a noticeable police presence at Yankee Stadium.
The Yankees turned a triple play in the eighth inning after Adam Jones dropped Vernon Wells’ fly ball while blowing a bubble for a game-changing, three-run error, and New York beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 Friday night for its fourth straight win.
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