Source: A-rod would get OK to skip ‘Stros series

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Updated, 3:45 pm Alex Rodriguez would likely be granted permission by the Yankees to skip the team’s final series of the year in order to prepare for his arbitration hearing on September 30, according to the New York Daily News. This means tonight could be his last game of the season, maybe even his career. […]

David Robertson named New York Yankees nominee for the 2013 Roberto Clemente Award

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David Robertson was announced as the New York Yankees nominee for the 2013 Roberto Clemente Award. Named after the 15-time All-Star and Hall of Fame outfielder Roberto Clemente; the award is in recognition of a player who best represents the game of baseball in positive ways on and off the field. This includes sportsmanship and […]

Youkilis: ‘definitely a chance’ he’ll return in 2013

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Third base has been a revolving door for the Yankees this season. With Alex Rodriguez sidelined for most of the year and Kevin Youkilis recovering from back surgery, the team has trotted out David Adams, Brent Lillibridge, Chris Nelson, Jayson Nix and Luis Cruz to the hot corner- all of whom have been underwhelming. “I […]

Matt Harvey: The Perfect Met

Matt Harvey seems as concerned with off-field fame as he is with on-field performance.

Obviously, I am not a Mets fan.  I am a Yankees fan.  Always have been and always will be; so some might say I am slightly bias on a Yankees-Mets topic.  But growing up in New England, I never had a real hatred for the Mets – even when they were winning.  So I can […]

Stars aplenty in Tampa

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Although this year’s All-Star game will be held at Citi Field, it looks as if the festivities have moved down to the Yankees’ spring training complex in Tampa, Fla. Today, the injury-ridden-all-star Yankees descended on Florida for rehab, according to Mark Feinsand of the Daily News. Francisco Cervelli, Curtis Granderson, Ivan Nova, Michael Pineda, Alex […]

MRI scheduled for Youkilis

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Kevin Youkilis will undergo an MRI today with hopes of determining what the next course of action will be regarding his stiff back, according to Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York. Youkilis returned to the lineup on Saturday after missing six games, but did not play yesterday. Youkilis, 34, is in his first season with […]

Yankee injury news and notes

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Since the Yankees are down in Tampa for a three-game series, it’s a good idea to check in on some of the players who are injured and working on returning to the field. Here are some injury news and notes: Kevin Youkilis (stiff back): Youkilis was taken out of Saturday’s game early with back stiffness. […]

Source: Cano, Boras split

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In an interesting move, All-Star slugger Robinson Cano has decided to sever ties with agent Scott Boras, and will be the first client for Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports, which has a partnership with Creative Artists Agency (CAA) – according to ESPN’s Buster Olney. Earlier in the offseason, the Yankees had reportedly offered Cano and agent […]

A-Rod: hip recovery going well

A-Rod speaks to reporters before Opening Day at the Stadium. (Photo credit: Sports Illustrated)

With a lot of new faces in the Yankee dugout yesterday, an old one returned to cheer on his teammates. Alex Rodriguez was on hand for Opening Day, his 10th now as a Yankee. This was Rodriguez’s first time being around the team since last October. The third-baseman has been busy with rehabbing his surgically […]

Teixeira admits to being overpaid.

Mark Teixeira says he is "overpaid."

    Usually when athletes talk about their contracts, they are complaining about how small it is, but, apparently, Mark Teixeira is not one of those athletes. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, he stated that he is overpaid and “on the backside of [his] career.” Talk about honesty. A week following a […]

Rivera healthy, ready to go

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Enter Sandman. Mariano Rivera has accomplished some amazing feats in his surefire Hall-of-Fame career. However, this one might be near the top. It appears as if Rivera will return to a major league mound for the start of the 2013 season, less than a year after he crumpled to the ground on the Kansas City […]

Report: hip damage minimal for A-Rod

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According to the Associated Press, an anonymous person familiar with A-Rod’s diagnosis during surgery said that very little cartilage damage was found in the sluggers injured left hip. Leading up to the procedure, Dr. Bryan Kelly said that the extent of cartilage damage was a concern, and could not be determined before surgery. The operation […]

George Steinbrenner is Rolling Over

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In Trinity, FL, some 1,144 miles south of Yankee Stadium, George Steinbrenner, aka “The Boss”, is rolling over in his grave wondering how the Yankees could blow a 10 game lead. While there is still plenty of baseball left, “The Boss” would’ve never let it get this interesting. At the 5 game mark, Steinbrenner would’ve […]

Brett Gardner Has Another Setback

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  Gardner was sore a day after he had four at-bats in a three-inning simulated game and was being kept off the field Monday. The speedy outfielder has already had two setbacks in his recovery from a strained elbow that has sidelined him since April 18.  “It is puzzling,” Girardi said. “Our hope is still […]

Player Appearances Alert: Bernie, Tex, Ibanez

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Where: The Steiner Sports Store Roosevelt Field Mall Garden City, NY 11530 Private Signings: (Pre-Order on website below) Bernie Williams: 6/23 Rickey Henderson & Mark Teixeira: 6/30 Raul Ibanez: 8/2       Public Live Signings: Bernie Williams: 6/23 from 12-1:30 pm At Last Licks Scarsdale 8 Palmer Avenue Scarsdale, NY 10583 Rickey Henderson: 6/30 […]

Baseball Brings Together a Father and a Child

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In the summer of 1990, my father took me to my first Yankee game when I was 7 years old. At that point, the Yankees were in the middle of a horrific playoff drought. My reaction when entering the stadium for the first time what that the place was ENORMOUS, but mostly empty. The smell […]

Lessons in the Bronx

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  April 18, 1923. On this date, a grand coliseum opened its gates for the first time– thus the evil empire was born. No, I’m not referring to a place where great Roman warriors once fought to the death in front of thousands of cheering spectators. Although, the environment is chillingly comparable. The infamous structure […]

Cito: Growing Star Shortstop Down on Yankee Farm

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The Charleston RiverDogs starting shortstop, Christopher “Cito” Culver, is a name for every Yankee fan to remember. Culver was drafted in 2010 as the 32nd overall pick out of Irondequoit High School (Rochester, NY). The New York native could not be more thrilled being pegged by many as “the next Derek Jeter.” Let’s face it (sad […]

Player Appearance Alert: Granderson Today at Lord & Taylor

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That’s right. The hot-hitting Curtis Granderson, will be doing a “meet-and-greet” at Lord & Taylor department store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, today at 5 pm. Might as well brighten up this rainy day with a handshake, high five, or picture with the artful center fielder. Grandy will be on the main floor promoting the […]

Baseball is in Swisher’s Blood

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Ever see Nick Swisher without a smile on his face? Every day at the ballpark, he’s bouncing around, signing autographs for fans, doing secret handshakes with security guards and cops, pumping up teammates for the game, and it seems as if he simply enjoys life. But where did Swish get all of his swagger? What […]