Yankees second baseman Stephen Drew has been placed on the paternity list, and New York recalled infielder Jose Pirela from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Robinson Cano is off to one of the worst starts of his career. He is also batting nearly 90 points higher than Stephen Drew.
If Jorge Posada’s comments got to Rodriguez on Wednesday, he wasn’t showing it.
After missing about six weeks with a concussion, Pirela was inserted Wednesday into the lineup for the rubber game of the Yankees’ series in Toronto.
Chris Young and Stephen Drew homered in a three-run seventh and Nathan Eovaldi earned his first win with the New York Yankees, 5-2 over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.
Stephen Drew delivered a pinch-hit grand slam in the seventh inning, and New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-5 Monday night for their first winning streak of the season.
Stephen Drew had a two-run single and Chris Young added a run-scoring double in a seven-run fifth inning, and the Yankees romped past the Phillies 10-0 in a game called in the top of the sixth because of rain.
The biggest sideshow in sports is a few weeks away from turning Yankees spring training upside-down. Brian Cashman is ready for the Alex Rodriguez experience.
Infielder Stephen Drew and the Yankees have finalized a $5 million, one-year contract, a deal that puts him in position to become New York’s starting second baseman.
The agreement includes $1.5 million in performance bonuses: $500,000 each for 450, 500 and 550 plate appearances.
They are, after all, the Yankees. Just because they haven’t gone crazy at the cash register yet doesn’t mean they won’t soon. That was the take-away reporters got from team president Randy Levine on Wednesday.
Drew, who has played for four teams during his nine-year career, was acquired by the Yankees at the trade deadline last season after playing 39 games with the Red Sox.
Even the Bombers acknowledge they are running out of time. With just 20 games remaining, they have a 5½-game deficit to overcome for the AL’s second wild card.
Left fielder Matt Joyce threw out Stephen Drew in the fifth inning when catcher Ryan Hanigan blocked the sliding runner, and the Tampa Bay Rays held on to beat the fading New York Yankees 4-3 Tuesday night.
No matter how well Michael Pineda or anyone else in pinstripes pitches, the New York Yankees aren’t going anywhere if they don’t start hitting. Fast.