Eduardo Nunez was among the Yankees’ call-ups and was placed into the starting lineup on Saturday.
Neil Keefe and Sweeny Murti look at the Yankees as they return home from a 2-5 West Coast road trip with Ichiro Suzuki, but without Alex Rodriguez.
Yankees right-hander Mark Prior has struggled with shoulder injuries and his last major league appearance came in August 2006. The 30-year-old went 18-6 with a 2.43 ERA in 30 starts for the NL Central champion Chicago Cubs in 2003.
Alex Rodriguez began running the bases in his workout today, a key step in his rehab process. Pedro Felicinao, Ramiro Pena, Damaso Marte and Mark Prior have all also made strides forward.
Mark Prior’s comeback may have hit another snag. The converted reliever suffered a bruised left forearm on Wednesday after being hit by a ball during batting practice.
Yankees infielder Ramiro Pena had an appendectomy on Monday was placed on the 15-day disabled list. “Unfortunately on his (26th) birthday. It will be a birthday I’m sure he’ll never forget,” manager Joe Girardi said before the Yankees’ 5-4 win over Tampa Bay.
Beyond the bouquets Mets fans sent Ramiro Pena (and perhaps a rose for Rivera, the closer nonpareil who reminds us once a month or so that there is indeed blood in his veins), what did we learn from the Mets and Yankees this weekend?
With the Brewers in town on Tuesday night, I put the game on YES on mute and turned up WCBS and let John and Suzyn take me through the series opener.
Mark Teixeira hit two-run homers from each side of the plate and Curtis Granderson homered for the fifth time in seven games, powering the New York Yankees past the Texas Rangers 12-4 Wednesday night.
Score a -2 for the Yankees’ youth movement. Prospects Jesus Montero and Austin Romine lost out in their attempts to serve as backup to catcher Russell Martin on Monday.
Alex Rodriguez is confident he’ll be completely ready to return from the disabled list next week.
Mark Teixeira was not in the New York Yankees lineup Tuesday night and won’t even be in Texas for the two-game set against the AL West-leading Rangers.
CC Sabathia outpitched John Lackey, Ramiro Pena drove in two runs while subbing for injured Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees stopped their mini-slide by beating the Boston Red Sox 5-2 on Saturday.
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