Overbay Is Top Contender To Be Starting First Baseman; Yanks Release RiveraLyle Overbay has emerged as the top contender to be the Yankees' starting first baseman with Mark Teixeira beginning the season on the disabled list.
Yankees Sign First Baseman Lyle Overbay To Minor League DealThe Yankees signed first baseman Lyle Overbay to a minor league contract on Tuesday. He was released hours earlier by the American League East-rival Red Sox.
Kallet: Mets, Yankees' Active Rosters Will Be Neck-And-Neck On Opening DayIt's a question that seemed unthinkable during the winter months and at the start of spring training: which team will have more talent on April 1?
Cashman Reaches Out To Derrek Lee, Says Chipper Would Be 'Perfect' For YankeesNew York has approached Derrek Lee about coming out of retirement and resurrecting his career in the Bronx. Lee last played in the big leagues in 2011, playing 85 games for the Orioles and 28 games for the Pirates.
Phelps Gives Yankees Strong Outing In Win Over JaysDavid Phelps improved his chances of making the Yankees rotation by giving the Bombers another superb outing in their win over Jays on Sunday.
Yankees' Mark Teixeira To Miss 8 To 10 Weeks With Strained Right Wrist TendonMark Teixeira is going to be out until at least early May with a strained right wrist tendon, the latest major injury setback for the New York Yankees.
Yankees GM Brian Cashman 'Worried, Concerned' About Mark Teixeira"I’m obviously worried about it, because wrists are very unpredictable," Cashman said. "Even if you can get a positive diagnosis back — which, of course, I’m going to hope for — that still doesn’t mean we’re out of the woods."
Cashman On Reunion With Johnny Damon: 'It's Not Something We're Going To Pursue'"He's just not going to fit our needs," Cashman said. "It's the same reason we didn't bring him in last year. We need somebody who can play the outfield every day."
Palladino: Lots Of Possibilities In Play For Grandy SolutionMelky Mesa, Juan Rivera, Matt Diaz, Zoilo Almonte, Ronnier Mustelier. Not exactly Murderer’s Row, right? But that’s what losing Curtis Granderson for 10 weeks with a busted forearm has wrought for Joe Girardi’s outfield situation.
Johnny Damon Makes Plea To Yankees: Let Me Fill In!Damon really, really wants to wear the pinstripes again -- even if just for six weeks or so. “If Granderson returns, I would leave. If there’s no room for me, I’m gone.”
Mets Lose In 12 Innings, Swept By DodgersThe Mets were swept by the Dodgers and lost in extra innings on Sunday. For the first time this season, the Mets are below .500.
Defensive Blunders Cost Mets; Dodgers Salvage Finale 8-3The Mets' defense betrayed them on Sunday night as they lost to the Dodgers 8-3.
Yankees Scratch Out 5-4 Win Over Blue JaysEric Chavez drove in a run and broke up a potential double play that helped lead to three more, making the most of a spot start and sending the New York Yankees to a 5-4 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday.