About Rich Kaufman

Ever since my parents bought me a Paul O'Neill shirt at my first Yankees game back in 1994 I've been a diehard fan. I graduated from Springfield College in Springfield, Mass., in 2011 with a degree in Communications/Sports Journalism, so writing about the Yankees has always been a passion of mine.

Ellsbury joins a distinguished list

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Tonight’s Yankees-Red Sox game will have a little extra juice to it. Not only because Masahiro Tanaka will make his first start at Fenway, but because Jacoby Ellsbury will make his return to the place he called home for seven years. He isn’t the first high-profile player to switch his red socks for pinstripes, and […]

Yankees game 19 lineup: 4/20/14

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Happy Easter! The Yankees hope to come away with a win in the series finale today, which would give them a split in the four-game set. Vidal Nuno gets the start against Cesar Ramos, as Mark Teixeira returns to the lineup. Check out a full preview of today’s game here. New York Yankees (10-8) Jacoby […]

Yankees game 18 lineup: 4/19/14

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The Yankees will try to rebound from last night’s tough loss as Ivan Nova takes on Chris Archer from The Trop. Derek Jeter will get the night off against the righty. Check out a full preview of tonight’s game here. Game time: 7:10 pm EST – Tropicana Field – Tampa, Fla. TV: YES Radio: WFAN […]

Yankees game 16 lineup: 4/17/14

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The Yankees look to continue their winning ways as they square off against the Rays for the first of four from Tampa. CC Sabathia will get the start against David Price, a match-up of two high-profile lefties. Check out a full preview of tonight’s game here. Game time: 7:10 pm ET – Tropicana Field – […]

Yankees game 14 lineup: 4/16/14

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After two much needed days off, the Yankees are back in action as they play the Chicago Cubs in game 1 of a day/night doubleheader. Masahiro Tanaka will get the start against Jason Hammel. Game time: 1:05 pm ET – Yankee Stadium – Bronx, NY TV: YES Radio: WFAN 660/101.9 fm Weather: COLD Chicago Cubs […]

Yankees game 13 lineup: 4/13/14

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The Yankees go for the series win tonight, as Ivan Nova faces off against Felix Doubront. Derek Jeter, who was out of the lineup yesterday, is out once again. It was announced earlier that Jeter has a tight quad. He is expected to play Tuesday after tomorrow’s day off. Game time: 8:05 pm ET – […]

The Dean of Swing

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Infielder Dean Anna waited a long time. Six years, 1,845 at-bats and hundreds of bus rides to be exact. It was everything he thought it would be, and more. On Thursday night, Anna connected on his first career home run – a solo shot off Clay Buchholz in the fifth to give the Yankees a […]

Yankees game 10 lineup: 4/10/14

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After losing their first series at home to the Orioles, the Yankees look to bounce back against their fiercest rivals, the Boston Red Sox. The Sox come in for a four game series, which kicks off tonight with righty Michael Pineda taking on Clay Buchholz. Check out a full preview of tonight’s game here. Game […]

The Ellsbury factor

When the Yankees signed Jacoby Ellsbury, they knew they were adding a guy who could change the complexion of a game in multiple ways. They also knew they’d be taking away an asset from their biggest rival – the Boston Red Sox. Ellsbury was a vital part of Boston’s success over the past seven years, […]

Yankees game 9 lineup: 4/9/14

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The Yankees go for the series win tonight as they face the Orioles. Masahiro Tanaka will be making his second start of the season – his first ever at Yankee Stadium. Jacoby Ellsbury will get half a day off, as he is penciled into the DH spot. Alfonso Soriano goes out to left field, Brett […]

Yankees game 8 lineup: 4/8/14

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The Yankees take on the Orioles in another day game from Yankee Stadium. Ivan Nova looks to shut down the Baltimore offense, as he’s making his second start of the season. Francisco Cervelli, who has never appeared in a game at first base in his career, will get the start there this afternoon. Lefty Wei-Yin […]

Yankees ship Nuney to Minnesota

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Eduardo Nunez will be chasing down his helmet in the Twin Cities. It was announced yesterday that New York traded the 26-year-old infielder to Minnesota in exchange for 20-year-old left-handed pitcher Miguel Sulbaran. The Yankees had 10 days to either trade Nunez or place him on waivers after he was designated for assignment right before […]

Yankees game 6 lineup: 4/6/14

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The Yankees look to win their series with the Blue Jays today, as CC Sabathia takes the mound for his second start of the season. Joe Girardi has tinkered with the lineup again, hoping to get some guys going. After today’s game, the Yankees will finally head back to the Bronx. * check out a […]

Yankees game 4 lineup: 4/4/14

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Masahiro Tanaka will make his long awaited major league debut tonight, as the Yankees face off against the Blue Jays; a full house is expected at Rogers Centre for their home opener. Derek Jeter gets the night off, mostly because of the artificial turf and the fact that the Yankees don’t have an off day […]

Yankees game 3 lineup: 4/3/14

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After starting the season 0-2, manager Joe Girardi will try to shake things up with the lineup tonight against the Astros’ Brett Oberholzer. Ivan Nova will get the ball for New York. Game time: 8:10 pm ET – Minute Maid Park – Houston, TX TV: YES Network Radio: WFAN 660/101.9 fm. WADO 1280 New York […]

Yankees game 2 lineup: 4/2/14

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After losing on Opening Day, the Yankees will look to get into the left column against the Astros tonight. Houston hasn’t gone 2-0 to start a season since 2003, so Hiroki Kuroda will try to keep that trend going against hard-throwing Jarred Cosart. Prior to tonight’s game, Derek Jeter will be honored by former teammates […]

Yankees opening day lineup: 4/1/14

Well, it’s finally here. After a long, cold, brutal winter, Yankees baseball is back – and there are plenty of reasons to be excited. New York finds themselves right where they left off in 2013 – in Houston – to face the lowly Astros. CC Sabathia will be getting his sixth straight opening day start, […]

Cervelli wins backup job

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In a move that was expected, Francisco Cervelli will open the season as the backup for catcher Brian McCann. Austin Romine, who was battling with Cervelli and John Ryan Murphy for the roster spot, will be sent down to the minors. Cervelli has had a torrid spring, bouncing back nicely from a myriad of injuries […]

Pineda poised to step up

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  “Today is a big day for me,” said Michael Pineda shortly after manager Joe Girardi made the announcement he’d be the team’s fifth starter. The 25 year old is ready to finally throw his first regular season pitch in pinstripes after two years on the shelf with a major shoulder injury. You can say […]

Spring training game 29: 3/25/14

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The Yankees will take on the Phillies from George M. Steinbrenner Field tonight as spring training begins to wind down. Earlier today, manager Joe Girardi announced that Michael Pineda will be the team’s fifth starter – ending a highly competitive battle that lasted all of camp. David Phelps and Adam Warren will likely head to […]