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Mark Teixeira #25 of the New York Yankees reacts after striking out looking with the bases loaded to end the top of the eighth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on August 15, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Yankees Seek To Avoid 6-Game Slide Saturday

The Rays will send Drew Smyly to the mound in his home debut Saturday when they look to defeat the Yankees for the sixth straight meeting.

08/16/2014

Masahiro Tanaka #19 of the New York Yankees pitches in his first bullpen session since being placed on the disabled list  at Tropicana Field on August 16, 2014 in St Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Tanaka Has 1st Bullpen Session Since Elbow Injury

Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild said Tanaka looked “fine,” but that it’s “more important how he feels tomorrow.”

08/16/2014

Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees strikes out swinging to pitcher Alex Cobb #53 of the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a game on August 15, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Rays Blank Yankees 5-0

The Rays won their third in a row and sent New York to its fifth straight loss.

08/15/2014

Matt Harvey (Credit: Twitter/@MattHarvey33)

6 Times Matt Harvey Has Gone Rogue

A lot can change in a year. Just ask Matt Harvey. In August 2013, he was the toast of the town. Then he got injured — and things got weird.

08/15/2014

Soon-to-be Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Many Pressing Issues On Tap For Next MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred

Minutes after he was elected baseball’s 10th commissioner, Rob Manfred didn’t want to discuss what great issues he expects to take on when he succeeds Selig on Jan. 25.

08/15/2014

Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Still Want These Guys? Rockies’ Tulowitzki, CarGo Both Done For Season

The Mets might want to think twice about wanting Colorado sluggers Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki.

08/15/2014

Terry Collins (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images), Matt Harvey (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

‘Back Off’: Mets’ Collins Tells Harvey To Forget About ’14

Matt Harvey is a tremendous talent. He can also cause one heck of a headache. Mets manager Terry Collins set the right-hander straight on Thursday.

08/15/2014

Terry Collins (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Palladino: Do The Right Thing And Get Terry Collins Some Big Bats

Mets brass has gone halfway with Collins, and that beats the heck out of the alternative. But they’ll do him an even greater service by actually spending some money this offseason.

08/15/2014

Rob Manfred (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Rob Manfred Wins Election And Will Become Next MLB Commissioner

Rob Manfred has been elected baseball’s 10th commissioner and will succeed Bud Selig in January.

08/14/2014

Chief Operating Officer of Major League Baseball Rob Manfred speaks during a memorial tribute to Tony Gwynn by the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on June 26, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

A Look At Manfred, Werner And Brosnan Ahead Of MLB Commissioner Vote

Rob Manfred, Tom Werner and Tim Brosnan seek election Thursday, with a three-quarters majority of the 30 teams needed in the first contested balloting for a new commissioner in 46 years.

08/14/2014

Home plate umpire Gerry Davis ejects Yankees manager Joe Girardi during the seventh inning against the Baltimore Orioles on August 13, 2014. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Giving Up Already? Yanks’ Kelley Says Wild Card ‘More Achievable At This Point’

Maybe Yankees manager Joe Girardi got lucky with his 26th career ejection: He didn’t have to watch from the dugout as New York blew a late lead in a painful defeat.

08/14/2014

Matt Harvey (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Matt Harvey’s Rehab Hits Speed Bump Due To Hefner Setback

General manager Sandy Alderson said Harvey and the team will talk “over the next week or so” about cutting back on his work, possibly limiting him to bullpen sessions.

08/13/2014

Bryce Harper runs the bases after his second-inning home run off Rafael Montero at Citi Field on August 12, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Montero Tagged In Return From Triple-A: ‘The Batters Here Are A Little Better’

Mets pitcher Rafael Montero has allowed four home runs in 80 minor league innings this season. In the majors, he has yielded eight shots in just 25 innings.

08/13/2014

Yankees starter Michael Pineda (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images); Mets pitcher Rafael Montero is pulled from Tuesday's loss to the Washington Nationals.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Palladino: Views From Below Much Different For Yankees, Mets

The Yanks still have hope, and thus they’re rushing a pitcher back from the DL. The Mets, as usual, think about next year with a prize prospect. It’s like night and day.

08/13/2014

Mike Trout (Photo Credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

5 Faces Of Major League Baseball

Let’s take a look at the five faces of Major League Baseball when the post-Jeter era begins in November.

08/11/2014

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