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While Joe Girardi likes to have David Phelps in the bullpen, there was really no other option than to start the righthander in the second game of Wednesday’s day-night doubleheader against Toronto. Phelps is 2-2 with a 4.17 ERA in nine big-league starts ... The Blue Jays will start Henderson Alvarez in the day and lefthander Ricky Romero at night ... Tickets for Tuesday night’s game will be valid...Read more »
Joe Girardi said Mark Teixeira (calf) will probably not return before next Thursday at the earliest. “I haven’t had a chance to talk to him today, but as of Sunday he still had soreness,” Girardi said. “So it’s not progressing as quickly as we would like. But we got to get him right.”...Read more »
Brett Gardner could be activated from the disabled list as early as Wednesday and could even make the postseason roster, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Tuesday.
“I wouldn’t say he’s completely ruled out [for the postseason],” Girardi said. “I’m sure it’s something that if you’re sitting around a table you could talk about.”
Gardner has only appeared in nine games this season because...Read more »
Over the past 10 years, the Yankees have played 26 doubleheaders. Heading into Wednesday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium, the Yanks have a 36-16 record in those games during that time span.
The Yankees are 25-9 at home and 11-7 on the road in doubleheaders dating back to 2002. They also tend to fare slightly better in the first game (19-7) than in the second game (17-9).
The...Read more »
The Mets could trade Ike Davis this offseason in order to open up first base for Lucas Duda and fill needs in other areas, according to multiple reports.
The team is unhappy with Davis not taking coaching advice and staying out late on game nights, according to ESPNNewYork.com.
Andy Martino of the New York Daily News tweeted that one Mets source told him the club "Won't shop either...Read more »
Las Vegas will be home to the Mets' Triple-A affiliate for the next two seasons, the club announced on Monday night.
"We are excited about our new partnership with the Las Vegas 51s and the city of Las Vegas, one which values equally player development, winning and community involvement," Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said in a statement.
After weeks of speculation, the...Read more »
R.A. Dickey is a legitimate Cy Young candidate. He's got four more starts to reach the 20-win mark. And now he's about to have his own day. Or at least his pitch is.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg will proclaim Sept. 20 “Knuckleball Day” in New York as part of a promotion for a film -- which features Dickey -- about the ornery pitch. (Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is going with Sept. 18.)
“We...Read more »
The Yankees enter Monday's off-day with a one-game lead on the Orioles in the AL East. The rest of their schedule suggests they'll have ample opportunity to add to that margin.
The three AL East teams that are still in the thick of the division and Wild Card races all have varying degrees of difficulty in their final 16 games of the 2012 season:
Yankees Team Games left Overall...Read more »
Joe Girardi made it sound unlikely that Derek Jeter will return to shortstop Tuesday night when the Yankees host Toronto.
Jeter went 1-for-4 with a walk, a run and an RBI in Sunday’s 6-4 win over the Rays, his fourth straight start as the DH since leaving Wednesday’s game with a bone bruise in his left ankle.
The Yankees are off Monday. Eduardo Nuñez, who had three stolen bases and scored...Read more »
The Yankees said last Monday that they expected Mark Teixeira to sit a minimum of 10 to 14 days with a calf strain. “I don’t have a timetable for when he’ll hit in the cage,’’ Joe Girardi said. “He’s still sore.’’ ... With Ivan Nova, who started Saturday and Andy Pettitte, scheduled to start Tuesday, back in the mix, Girardi said there has been no consideration of a six-man rotation, meaning the...Read more »