Masahiro Tanaka’s rehab hits a snag

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Everyone was under the assumption that Masahrio Tanaka’s rehab was coming along fine, he recently threw a 49-pitch simulated game without any apparent issue. But now things have hit a temporary road block, via Sweeny Murti the Yankees have said that Tanaka is experiencing “general arm soreness,” and the current rehab plans have been put on […]

Yankees lineup: Game 134 8/29/14

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Yankees head into a weekend series with the Toronto Blue Jays, obviously no need to remind anyone that these are all must win games. Chris Capuano will face Mark Buehrle, you can check out tonight’s preview here. Manager Joe Girardi going with the same lineup he’s used last few games. Game time: 7:07 pm ET […]

Tanaka throws sim game, potential early September return

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The Yankees are eyeing a possible early mid-September return for their injured ace Masahiro Tanaka. This morning he threw another successful simulated game today that included all of his pitches, and looked pretty comfortable out there. He threw a 49-pitch outing to infielder Brendan Ryan, who actually batted from both sides of the plate according […]

Yankees lineup: Game 127 Joe Torre Day

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The Yankees will honor Joe Torre today, but more importantly look to make it three straight wins. Bit of different lineup today, a lefty heavy order with no Derek Jeter. Hiroki Kuroda gets the ball on extra rest, and hopes to build on his last strong outing as he faces a struggling Chicago White Sox […]

Tanaka to face live batters Saturday

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While the Yankees could be dead out of the playoff race, the team remains optimistic about the return of their ace Masahiro Tanaka. After throwing a 35-pitch bullpen yesterday that included his splitter and slider, Tanaka is now scheduled to face live hitters as early as Saturday. According to ESPN New York, Tanaka will throw […]

Tanaka to throw first bullpen session

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Regardless of where the Yankees are right now in the standings, it’s not stopping Masahiro Tanaka from his rehab process. So far so good, after the platelet injection and about week of light outfield throwing sessions Tanaka continues to feel no pain. Now the Yankees will allow Tanaka to throw off the mound tomorrow. He […]

Yankees lineup: Game 120 8/15/14

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Yankees start the 3-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays at the Trop, where they have struggled since 2010. Regardless they have to turn it around now, and manager Joe Girardi will send out the primary lineup tonight. Brandon McCarthy is on the mound and looks to continue his resurgence in pinstripes. For the full […]

Cashman not worried about job status, nor should he be

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When the boss speaks, everyone listens. That includes general manager Brian Cashman, who’s contract is up after this season. Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner sounded off Wednesday during the owners vote for the next MLB commissioner, and talked about Cashman’s status. Steinbrenner said he will wait till the off-season before turning his attention to general manager […]

Is Pineda ready for the big pressure game?

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We’ve all had pretty mixed opinions over Michael Pineda this year. From the now irrelevant the pine tar incident, to multiple injury setbacks, Pineda has been a question mark since putting on the pinstripes. Monday the Yankees announced that he would start Wednesday. “We feel he’s ready now. It’s nice,” said manager Joe Girardi. The […]

Yankees Lineup: Game 116 8/9/14

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It’s the day of the Warrior at Yankee stadium, everyone in attendance should be in for a treat. Injuries are still an issue. Mark Teixeira and Brian McCann are both out of the lineup today. Brandon McCarthy takes the hill, here’s the lineup and here’s a preview. Game time: 1:10 pm ET – Yankee Stadium […]

Notes on Tex, McCann, and Pineda

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UPDATE: The Yankees have called up Austin Romine, put Brian McCann on the 7-day concussion list. Yankees still dealing with injuries, but they seem to pile up at the worst possible times. Mark Teixeira is still only at 50% according to Meredith Marakovits. The stitches in his pinky are not the issue, it’s a sore […]

Pineda to make his final rehab start today

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Most of us were pretty doubtful that we would see Michael Pineda again this season, but now it looks like he’s just about ready to rejoin the team. Pineda will make his final rehab start today with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, and then if all goes according to plan he will rejoin the team Wednesday in […]

Loss of Thornton leaves a temporary hole in the bullpen

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Might not be able to tell, but Yankees bullpen just became a tad bit weaker with the loss of lefty specialist Matt Thornton. Thornton was put on revocable waivers and was subsequently claimed by the Washington Nationals yesterday, who have taken on his contract. Seems strange that the Yankees were concerned about such a small […]

Yankees should continue to be cautious with Tanaka

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The Yankees are still hoping that Masahiro Tanaka can return, but are still playing it safe with their words. Yesterday was big day for Tanaka, who picked up a ball for the first time since being shutdown on July 9 with a partial UCL tear in his pitching elbow. Tanaka tossed the ball around lightly […]

Pineda completes first rehab start

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In his first rehab start since being placed on the disabled list back in early May, Michael Pineda looked pretty good this afternoon. Pineda gave up just three hits over 3.1 innings of work today for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders at PNC Field. Pineda came out for the fourth inning gave up a lead off double, […]

Keeping Beltran at DH is the best bet for Girardi

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At the start of the recent road trip manager Joe Girardi thought there might be a chance that Carlos Beltran was close to returning to the outfield, but that was also prior to Thursday’s trade deadline. Since then the Yankees acquired utility man Martin Prado, which addressed the need of a right-handed bat that can […]

Notes on Pineda, Roster Moves and Refsynder

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With all the moves made yesterday a few tidbits of news went unnoticed. First off GM Brian Cashman feels optimistic about the return of Michael Pineda. It was announced earlier this week that Pineda will start his final rehab assignment this weekend, but there was some speculation about where he would go. Via Bryan Hoch, […]

Yankees Get Stephen Drew, Martin Prado at Deadline

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It was an eventful day for most teams, then at the very last-minute the Yankees make some moves. First off something we don’t see very often, a deal between the Boston Red Sox and the Yankees. Shortstop Stephen Drew was traded for utility infielder Kelly Johnson, the Red Sox will also throw in $500,000 to […]

Trade Deadline: Yankees Last Minute Rundown

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It’s Thursday morning and we are just mere hours away from the 4pm trade deadline. This year the Yankees have been connected to some of the usual big names, along with some very under the radar guys. I have no doubt that general manager Brian Cashman will make at least one move at some point […]

Pineda to start final rehab assignment

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This really has to be last licks for embattled starter Michael Pineda, who will start his official rehab assignment this Sunday. Pineda threw a 45-pitch simulated game today in Tampa, and things went “very well” says manager Joe Girardi. Brendan Kuty reported today that the Yankees were very excited with his three inning outing, so […]