While the team may look a whole lot different in 2014, the New York Yankees coaching staff will remain the same.
Though the Yankees fell well short of expectations this past season, the blame shouldn’t fall at Larry Rothschild’s feet. The Bombers appear to agree and are trying to bring him back.
Yankees starter Phil Hughes was struck in the back by a comebacker, but appears uninjured.
Ivan Nova feels he’s ready for the Yankees rotation after earning a victory over the Pirates on Sunday.
Ivan Nova snapped a five game winless streak as the Yankees took their winning streak to 4 games by defeated the Blue Jays, 5-2 on Saturday.
Joba Chamberlain could soon pitch in a minor league game for the first time since injuring an during spring training.
Pettitte is all set — to spend time with the Yankees in the clubhouse, to sit on the bench with his teammates, to warm up in the bullpen.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi thinks the 39-year-old could pitch in a spring training contest next week.
Of course, the competition will continue this April as Andy Pettitte readies for his return in May, and the Yankees will have to bounce someone else from the rotation.
Michael Pineda made a good first impression on Monday. In his first start of the spring, Pineda gave up a leadoff single and then retired six straight hitters, two of which via strikeout.
New York Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain has started throwing off a half-mound as part of a rehabilitation program after elbow ligament replacement surgery.
Could it be A.J. Burnett’s last turn in the Yankees’ rotation? What happens if he doesn’t pitch well? What happens if he DOES pitch well?
Phil Hughes, sidelined since April 15 because of shoulder inflammation, threw 22 pitches to batters in a side session on Saturday and was encouraged by the way it went.
Injured Yankees starter Phil Hughes had setback Monday in his rehabilitation from a “dead arm,” cutting short a bullpen session after only about a dozen pitches. Joe Girardi said after the 2-0 loss to the White Sox that Hughes will have tests Tuesday.
Before Opening Day, most Yankees fans were worried about A.J. Burnett, Ivan Nova or Freddy Garcia being the weak link in the Yankees’ rotation. Add Phil Hughes to the list.