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Schwartz: When It Comes To UCL Tears, It Starts At A Young Age

The increase in Tommy John surgeries has been dramatic in recent years. But as doctors and other health-care providers learn more and more about the UCL injuries and how to prevent them, those numbers should go down.

07/18/2014

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Yankees GM Brian Cashman: ‘I Have To Reinforce Our Pitching’

“I have to reinforce our pitching, in my opinion,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. “I have things that I feel I have to try to do, that I’m trying to do, but it is easier said than done.”

07/18/2014

Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws a pitch against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium on July 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

With Pitching Dominating The Game, Should MLB Lower The Mound?

Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill are just too good.

07/15/2014

The Yankees’ Dellin Betances pitches against the Royals in the eighth inning at Kauffman Stadium on June 6, 2014 in Kansas City. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Betances Ready To Show Minneapolis And The Country What He’s Made Of

In a season of bad luck and frustration for the Yankees, Dellin Betances has emerged as one of the best relievers in the game.

07/14/2014

Shane Greene (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images), Jacob deGrom  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Palladino: Replacement Arms Key For Mets, Yankees In Second Half

Good fortune certainly smiles if the kid works out. If he doesn’t, then the position goes down the tubes. If enough spots follow, then the season goes out the window.

07/14/2014

Jeff Francis, then of the Cincinnati Reds, throws a pitch during the second game of a doubleheader against the San Diego Padres at Great American Ball Park on May 15, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Yankees Acquire Veteran Left-Hander Jeff Francis From Oakland

Desperate for anything resembling pitching, the Yankees looked West on Friday and found some relief.

07/11/2014

Masahiro Tanaka Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Sims: Even If Tanaka Gets Through Rehab, Surgery May Be Unavoidable

As I’ve written before, even with rest, PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injection and rehab, a torn ligament does not regain full tensile strength in a matter of weeks.

07/11/2014

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Yankees Skipper Says He’s Optimistic Tanaka Will Return This Season

New York’s 9-3 loss to the Indians was overshadowed by the news that rookie sensation Masahiro Tanaka has a partially torn ligament in his right elbow.

07/11/2014

Center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury #22 of the New York Yankees catches a fly ball hit by Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians to end the fifth inning at Progressive Field on July 10, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Yankees Lose 9-3 Amid Bad News For Tanaka

Roberto Perez hit a two-run homer in his major league debut, Carlos Santana also connected and the Cleveland Indians scored nine runs in their last two innings at bat for a 9-3 victory over the New York Yankees on Thursday night.

07/11/2014

Masahiro Tanaka pitches against the Seattle Mariners in the fifth inning at Safeco Field on June 11, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Cashman: Tanaka Has Partially Torn Elbow Ligament, To Miss At Least 6 Weeks

The 25-year-old right-hander will attempt nonsurgical rehab on his injured ulnar collateral ligament. Cashman did not rule out season-ending, reconstructive “Tommy John” surgery.

07/10/2014

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Keidel: If Tanaka Goes Down, He’ll Take Yankees With Him

Not even Captain Kirk could find life in the Yankee Universe. Not after the latest bomb to drop on the Bronx.

07/10/2014

David Wright and Derek Jeter (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Derek Jeter Tops MLB Jersey Sales; Wright Comes In 8th, Tanaka 14th

The retiring Yankees captain beat out Giants catcher Buster Posey and Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw for the top slot, MLB announced Thursday.

07/10/2014

BOSTON, MA - JULY 6: Nelson Cruz #23 of the Baltimore Orioles prepares to face Jake Peavy #44 of the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Fenway Park on July 6, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.

American League Mid-Season Team MVPs

Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the American League’s mid-season team MVPs.

07/10/2014

Third base coach Rob Thomson #59 celebrates with Mark Teixeira #25 of the New York Yankees after Teixeira hit a solo home run during the fourth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on July 9, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Ellsbury’s Homer In 14th Gives Yankees 5-4 Win Over Indians

Jacoby Ellsbury’s two-out homer in the 14th inning gave the New York Yankees a 5-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night.

07/10/2014

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Boomer & Carton: Al Leiter Chimes In On Tanaka, Pitch Counts And More

Al Dukes presumably booked Al Leiter to join the big radio program while working up a sweat — the two are members at the same gym.

WFAN–07/10/2014

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