Ivan Nova feels he’s ready for the Yankees rotation after earning a victory over the Pirates on Sunday.
The Yankees released outfielder Matt Diaz on Sunday.
Injured Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira plans to begin baseball drills in a week.
“He’s just not going to fit our needs,” Cashman said. “It’s the same reason we didn’t bring him in last year. We need somebody who can play the outfield every day.”
Melky Mesa, Juan Rivera, Matt Diaz, Zoilo Almonte, Ronnier Mustelier. Not exactly Murderer’s Row, right? But that’s what losing Curtis Granderson for 10 weeks with a busted forearm has wrought for Joe Girardi’s outfield situation.
Damon really, really wants to wear the pinstripes again — even if just for six weeks or so. “If Granderson returns, I would leave. If there’s no room for me, I’m gone.”
Brian Roberts and Nick Markakis each had two hits and Brian Matusz pitched two scoreless innings as the Baltimore Orioles won their third straight game, 5-1, over the New York Yankees on Monday.
Curtis Granderson will be back. It is up to the rest of the Yankees to hold the ship together until his bat returns to the lineup.
2013 brings major issues and tons of uncertainty for the aging, payroll-trimming New York Yankees.