“If (Commissioner) Bud (Selig) lets them get away with that, they’re under the luxury tax,” Showalter told USA Today Sports. “If they can reset, they can spend again and I guarantee you in two years Matt Wieters is in New York.”
Yankees manager Joe Girardi won’t know until Friday whether his bullpen will include Chamberlain, who has had enough mound misfortunes to fill a horror film.
In a season with two extra playoff teams and a great deal of parity, virtually every franchise has hope heading into the season’s second half. That’s why you should care about Tuesday’s Midsummer Classic.
Andruw Jones homered for the Yankees, who averted the fourth 0-4 start in franchise history — the first since 1973.
Ivan Nova had a rough start Sunday night as the Yankees were defeated by the Baltimore Orioles, 6-3. Robinson Cano left the game in the 6th inning after being hit by pitch.