Raul Ibanez

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Silverman: Girardi Must Keep A-Rod On The Bench Against The O’s

Joe Girardi must finish the job. He took the first step when he put Alex Rodriguez (.083 in the series) on the bench in the ninth inning on Wednesday night and had Raul Ibanez pinch-hit for him. He must now leave him there.


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Hartnett: For Yankees’ Sake, A-Rod’s Bat Must Awaken In Game 4

The celebrations have passed — and Game 4 will provide a fresh challenge for Rodriguez and the Yankees.


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Girardi’s ‘Gut’ Proves Clutch; A-Rod Excited For Yankees Hero Ibanez

Joe Girardi, so often criticized for relying his trusty stats binder, just had a feeling. And it worked. Boy, did it ever.


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B&C Morning Show: Raul Is Pretty Cool In Yankees’ Thrilling Win

To say Craig was fired up would be an understatement – and we don’t do ‘understatements’ round here.


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Silverman: Girardi Must Make Difficult Decisions To Keep The Yanks In This Series

He has to give a lineup change serious consideration. It’s not about ego at this point. It’s about surviving and advancing. Chavez could launch a homer or two over the right-field porch, and there’s little doubt that Ibanez would hit the ball hard.


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Girardi Sets The Yankees Roster For ALDS

Joe Girardi has placed 11 pitchers on the team’s 25-man roster for the AL divisional series against the Baltimore Orioles.


Raul Ibanez of the New York Yankees celebrates with Alex Rodriguez after hitting a walk-off single against the Boston Red Sox in the 12th inning. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Cool Raul Powering Yankees’ Stretch Success

Brian Cashman and the Yankees’ front office should be applauded for finding an ideal, cost-efficient fit for their playoff roster in Raul Ibanez.


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On Cusp Of AL East Title, Yankees Hand Ball To Kuroda

The regular season isn’t over yet, but make no mistake: Game 162 at Yankee Stadium will have a playoff atmosphere — and major postseason implications.


Raul Ibanez

Ibanez Strikes Not Once, But Twice; Yankees’ Magic Number At 1

Raul Ibanez and the New York Yankees are quite fond of their position — leaving the chasing to the Birds.


Derek Jeter scores against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Sabathia Strong Over 8, Yankees Blast Twins

This hasn’t been the smoothest of seasons for C.C. Sabathia. He’s still coming through when it counts for the New York Yankees.


NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22:  Raul Ibanez #27 of the New York Yankees is greeted by teamate Robinson Cano #24 after connecting on a game tying two-run homer in the bottom of the 13th inning against the Oakland Athletics at Yankee Stadium on September 22, 2012 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Ibanez, Yankees Come Back From The Dead, Record Signature Win Of 2012

Trailing by four runs in the 13th inning, Raul Ibanez and the New York Yankees were far from finished. They were just getting started.


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‘Buckle Up’: Can Aging, Ailing Yankees Hang On In AL East?

History is on New York’s side. The 15 previous times the Yankees headed into September in first place since divisional play began in 1969, they made the playoffs.


CC Sabathia #52 of the New York Yankees reacts as he walks to the dugout. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Yankees Limp Into Weekend Showdown With Surprising Orioles

No matter whose mistakes cost the Yankees in their sixth loss in nine games, they need to straighten things out: the quickly closing Baltimore Orioles are coming to the Bronx for three games starting Friday.


Eric Chavez #12 of the New York Yankees hits an eighth-inning solo home run and is congratulated by teammate Mark Teixeira. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Teixeira, Chavez Homer In 8th, Yankees Hold Off Tigers For Split

Joe Girardi got mad. Then, the New York Yankees got even.


Freddy Garcia, Yankees

Freddy Steady, Yankees Back On Track

The Yankees defeated the Mariners 6-2 on Sunday, before heading out on a 7-game road trip.