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 Could be the Next Team to Play Down Under

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BronxPinstripes Exclusive: Could the New York Yankees be the next team to play in Australia? Looks that way. After the success of this years opening day series played at the SCG between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks, MLB is looking to do it again in four years. According to reports from Australian news […]

Reinforcements Already on the Way

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For the second straight game the bullpen was taxed, plus you add in Ivan Nova leaving early with what is being reported as elbow soreness, then you have a perfect recipe for disaster. Don’t hold your breath for too long, reinforcements are coming in the form of pitching and a well known first baseman. According […]

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 […]

Mariano Gets Yet Another Award

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Commissioner Bud Selig announced Wednesday that the Reliever of the Year Award for the American League will be named after none other then Mariano Rivera. The National League’s Reliever of the Year Award will be named after Trevor Hoffman. The official name of the awards are the Mariano Rivera American League Reliever of the Year Award […]

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 […]

David Robertson Lands on Disabled List, Tex Injury Update

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Today’s home opener was marred with some bad news. Yankees closer David Robertson has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained groin. It’s being classified as a grade 1 strain, which isnt the worst news, but once again manager Joe Giriardi isn’t taking any chances. Robertson apparently injured his groin while closing […]

Mark Teixeira Headed to the DL Already

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Who would of guessed four games into the season that the injury bug would strike again. New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was placed on the disabled list with a injured right hamstring. As we reported last night Tex left the game early with a pulled right hamstring. After the game, manager Joe Girardi […]

Tex Leaves Game with Pulled Hamstring

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UPDATE: No tests done on Teixeira, if any are needed they won’t be done till they get home on Monday. He’s likely to sit the rest of the series. Well this didn’t take long, Yankees first-baseman Mark Teixeira left the game in the bottom of the 2nd inning with what is being reported as a […]

Surprise! Anna and Solarte Win Final Roster Spots

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Congratulations to Dean Anna and Yangervis Solarte, the two newest members of the New York Yankees. After last night’s win against the Miami Marlins, manager Joe Girardi told Anna he had made the roster. It didn’t come as much of a surprise, because Anna’s friend and former minor league teammate Jedd Gyorko, sent out a […]

Bullpen Finalized, Aceves Back With Yankees

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Well yesterday was a busy and interesting day for the Yankees. It started with a slow morning and still no news. Then word came out that manager Joe Girardi called a special players meeting about two hours before last night’s game against the Miami Marlins. Soon after the meeting broke, the Yankees officially announced the […]

Preston Claiborne Amongst Today’s Roster Cuts

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As we get closer and closer to opening day the obvious roster cuts to slim to down to the 40-man and the 25-man roster are inevitable. Well today was one of those days, according to reports out of Tampa there are some empty lockers this morning, even some names we know. It looks like the […]

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 […]

Starting rotation all but set

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As spring training winds down to it’s final week, manager Joe Girardi has announced the starters for the opening series against the Houston Astros. CC Sabathia will get his sixth straight opening day start for the Yanks, with Hiroki Kuroda and Ivan Nova following him. This means we’ll get to see Masahiro Tanaka make his […]

Yankees trim roster

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The Yankees announced two cuts to their big league camp, optioning RHP Jose Campos to High-A ball in Tampa and RHP Bryan Mitchell to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Both players were added to the 40-man roster this winter. Campos, 21, was the other player the Yankees acquired when they dealt Jesus Montero to Seattle for Michael Pineda […]

For the Yankees, Trade Rumors Continue

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The New York Yankees actually have a surplus of players at a few positions. Scouts from teams continue to evaluate the young Yankee catchers, and now there even some rumblings that teams are also scouting the Yankees outfielders. Our own Yankee insider has been told that the Yankees are possibly listening to offers for catching […]

Teams Scouting David Phelps and Catchers

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There seemed to be a little curiosity over David Phelps, during Tuesday’s 3-2 loss to the Orioles. Phelps started and pitched a mediocre 2.2 innings giving one earned while striking out two. During the game the Seattle Mariners had scouts in attendance while the New York Yankees were in Sarasota. With Seattle having some injures […]

Teixeira and Soriano to Start Tomorrow

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After taking live batting practice Monday, Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has said he’s been a little disappointed that he’s not be able to take more live swings this week, particularly today. In the early sessions this morning Tex was held to only five pitches before pitching coach Larry Rothschild called the session. Luckily guest […]

Andy Pettitte in Camp, Works With CC

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The Yankees had another surprise guest instructor show up this week. Any guesses? I’ll spoil it, it was Andy Pettitte. Yes the recently retired Pettitte showed up in camp Monday to do some work with the pitching staff this week. He was flagged by the media almost instantly and asked one question. Was this going to lead to […]