There’s an advantage to all this. More beach time for the fans, who will be unencumbered by such mundane things as division and wild card races.
Kevin Youkilis has landed on the disabled list once again following a recurrence of a nagging back injury.
From the moment that spring training opened until today, the Mets were pegged to be bad and the Yankees looked like a team that would struggle to reach October. Three months later, that’s exactly who they are.
Kevin Youkilis was kept out of the Yankees lineup Sunday with lower back stiffness, but says it’s “nothing like” the injury that put him on the disabled list in April.
Steinbrenner can repeat “innocent until proven guilty” all he wants as far as the current investigation goes. If nothing else, A-Rod suffers from guilt by association.
Yankees GM Brian Cashman believes “there’s really no reason to believe Joe won’t be here.”
Boston took two of three at Yankee Stadium for the second time this season and left town with a 2 1/2-game lead in the AL East over Baltimore. The Yankees fell into a third-place tie with Tampa Bay, three games back.
Throwing up to 94 mph after two months of decreased velocity, CC Sabathia matched his season high with 10 strikeouts while pitching into the eighth inning, leading the Yankees over the Boston Red Sox 4-1 on Friday night.
To make room for Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis on the 25-man roster, the Yankees have optioned pitchers Ivan Nova and Vidal Nuno to Triple-A.
Welcome back, Tex and Youk, but pay close attention to Sabathia. His season will give a much better indication of where the Yankees are heading.
Both players went 1-for-3 for the Trenton Thunder against the Erie SeaWolves, with Youkilis driving in a run.
We all love a good Wally Pipp story. But those are few and far between in the sporting annals. Not every backup is Lou Gehrig.
Obviously the Mets aren’t this good and the Yankees aren’t this bad. But the Yankees weren’t as good as they let on, and are now playing more like many of us thought they would a month ago.
Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis were hitless Wednesday in their first minor-league rehab game, working their way back from injuries for a return to the New York Yankees.
Injured New York Yankees infielders Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis are ready to start minor league rehab assignments. Both players could rejoin the Yankees as early as Friday after playing for Trenton on Wednesday and Thursday.