Nabbing either Samardzija or Hammel would have done Brian Cashman a lot of good. But since the A’s swooped in and grabbed them both, the Yanks GM has apparently flown into panic mode.
The Yankees on Sunday traded for pitcher Brandon McCarthy and designated Alfonso Soriano for assignment.
Sean Rodriguez hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning and drove in three runs, helping the streaking Tampa Bay Rays hand the New York Yankees their season-worst fifth straight loss, 6-3 Wednesday.
The New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 6-0 on Friday night in the opener of a series between struggling powers.
The Yankees have navigated the last few weeks without three starting pitchers. And while their replacements have done an admirable job all things considered, the Bombers desperately need some stability. Michael Pineda could add that.
The Yankees manager has no idea why home plate umpire Jerry Layne was so quick with the hook in Tuesday’s loss to the Mets. “I’m shocked. I’m still shocked,” Girardi said.
The New York Mets surprisingly slugged their way to their longest winning streak over the New York Yankees.
The latest reports are in on Ivan Nova and they are not good.
Nobody wins divisions in April. But a team can certainly dig itself a hole deep enough to lose one. The Yanks prevented that Sunday — against a team many pick as the cream of the AL East crop.
While the Yankees have yet to make anything official concerning the back end of their rotation, it’s looking more and more like Michael Pineda has pitched his way into the fifth spot.
To make room for Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis on the 25-man roster, the Yankees have optioned pitchers Ivan Nova and Vidal Nuno to Triple-A.
Niese was examined Thursday and diagnosed with shoulder tendinitis. While the left-hander is 3-5 with a 4.40 ERA in 11 starts, Niese allowed one run in seven innings against the Yankees on Monday.
The Mets have taken three in a row from their crosstown rivals for their first four-game winning streak of the year and will go for a Big Apple whitewash in the finale Thursday night at Yankee Stadium.
Nate McLouth homered leading off the bottom of the 10th inning, Chris Dickerson hit a pair of solo shots and the Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees 3-2 Tuesday night to snap a six-game losing streak.
New York placed left-handed pitcher Andy Pettitte on the DL with a strained left trapezius on Friday evening ahead of the Yankees’ series-opening game against the Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium.