Vernon Wells Designated For Assignment By Yanks; Thanks Team In TweetThe three-time All-Star was designated for assignment by the Yankees on Friday. The club also officially announced the signing of pitcher Matt Thornton to a two-year deal.
Yankees Pushed To Brink Of Elimination Following Shutout Loss To Rays The Yankees wasted several opportunities against the wild Matt Moore in a 7-0 loss to Tampa Bay on Tuesday night that pushed them to the brink of missing out on the postseason for the second time in 19 years.
Palladino: When Girardi Calls, Yankees Had Better RespondIt has come down to moments now, this wild-card race that simply refuses to be settled without the Yankees having some sort of say in it.
Keidel: G.I. Joe Is Your American League Manager Of The Year Aside from jamming the eject button on Andy Pettitte the other day and letting Joba Chamberlain combust on the mound, G.I. Joe has done a David Copperfield job on his club this year.
Sweeny: Do The Captain And His Crew Still Have Some Tricks Up Their Sleeves? Derek Jeter comes back on Monday night. Yes, again. Jeter represents the last bit of hope for the Yankees, hope that he might be the final piece of the puzzle for a team that’s clawed back into the playoff race.
Palladino: If Front Office Doesn't Mess It Up, Mets Will Win WS Before YanksIt’s all about windows. The Yanks’ is closing, and not just because of the Alex Rodriguez mess. The windows around Citi Field are wide open.
Report: A-Rod Never Apologized To Teammates When He Returned “I don’t think he needs to,” Vernon Wells said. “Everyone knows what the situation is. Everyone is fully aware of everything that’s going on. It’s not a distraction in our eyes; it’s something he has to deal with."
Hartnett: Soriano Is Declining, But He's Immediate Upgrade For Power-Starved YanksSoriano will provide the power boost the Yankees desperately need. He's also improved as a fielder with age and will add clubhouse leadership.
Set Up By Great Gardner Grab, Yankees Stun Rangers With 2 In The 9thEduardo Nunez hit a tying triple, Brent Lillibridge followed with a go-ahead single and the Yankees rallied against All-Star closer Joe Nathan in the ninth inning Tuesday night for a 5-4 victory over the Rangers.
Pettitte Takes Ball As Yankees Begin Important Set Against Rival Red SoxAfter four days off for the All-Star break, the Yankees kick off an important three-game series against the Red Sox on Friday night in Boston.
Boo-Birds Let It Rip In Bronx As Yankees Limp Into All-Star Break"That was probably one of the uglier games I've seen in this stadium for sure," Vernon Wells said. "Just anything we did wrong came back to bite us."
Yankees Reward Nova With 9th Inning Rally, Stun O's For 5th Straight WinVernon Wells singled in the winning run with one out in the ninth inning, helping a marvelous Ivan Nova and the Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 Friday night for their season high-tying fifth straight win.

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