CC Sabathia put in a strong seven-inning outing as the Yankees shut out the Tigers at Comerica Park.
Eduardo Nunez, filling in for injured shortstop Derek Jeter, left the game in the fourth inning after being hit by a pitch as Ivan Nova and the Yankees fell to the Tigers in the opener of the three-game series.
They are still the Yankees, so expectations are high. But those expectations will quickly dissolve into disaster. Baseball in the Bronx will be memorable this year, but for all the wrong reasons.
Facing a Yankees lineup minus injured Derek Jeter for the first time since 2001 and just three starters from Opening Day a year ago, Jon Lester gave up five hits and two runs in five sharp innings against the defending AL East champions.
Fans may have needed to consult their programs when the defending AL East champions took the field against the revamped Boston Red Sox for the 111th Opening Day in franchise history Monday.
Mark Teixeira believes that he can be playing for the Yankees again by May 1. He has been working out, taking ground balls in the field and taking one-handed swings in the batting cage.
Lyle Overbay has emerged as the top contender to be the Yankees’ starting first baseman with Mark Teixeira beginning the season on the disabled list.
The Yankees signed first baseman Lyle Overbay to a minor league contract on Tuesday. He was released hours earlier by the American League East-rival Red Sox.
It’s a question that seemed unthinkable during the winter months and at the start of spring training: which team will have more talent on April 1?
Let’s remember how long a baseball season is. When 2012 began, the Marlins and the Angels were supposed to be in the playoffs and the A’s and the Orioles weren’t. We still haven’t played Game 1 of 162. Let’s try to enjoy the ride.
As of now, newly-signed Brennan Boesch is slated to be the starting left fielder. But if and when Wells becomes a member of the Bronx Bombers, he’ll immediately take over as the everyday left fielder, according to a report.
The Yankees defeated the Rays 7-6, but the big news is the impending acquisition of Vernon Wells.
Kevin Youkilis collected two RBIs in the Yankees 10-6 defeat to Detroit on Saturday.
George Steinbrenner’s commitment was never questioned, but Hal Steinbrenner isn’t following his father’s lead.
Ivan Nova feels he’s ready for the Yankees rotation after earning a victory over the Pirates on Sunday.