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Boland has been the Yankees beat writer since 2009.
Those wondering how Andy Pettitte can still pitch at a high level would have had some of that answered if they were at the ballpark Sunday morning.
Pettitte, who turns 41 next month, arrived at Kauffman Stadium well before 9 a.m. with strength and conditioning coordinator Dana Cavalea, stretching and running on the warning track....Read more »
As expected, Eduardo Nuñez, who hasn’t played since last Sunday because of tightness in his left rib cage, was placed on the disabled list, retroactive to May 6. Alberto Gonzalez, an infielder who can play short, second and third, was called up from Triple-A Scranton after being acquired Thursday from the Cubs.
“Can field a little bit,” one NL scout said. “No bat.”
Girardi said the Yankees...Read more »
So much for Ivan Nova’s quick recovery.
The righthander, on the disabled list since April 27 with inflammation of the right triceps, was scheduled to start Game 2 of Monday’s doubleheader in Cleveland.
However, Nova “felt something in his left side” while playing catch Sunday morning, according to manager Joe Girardi.
This is a new injury, though Girardi couldn’t say what it was...Read more »
Alex Rodriguez, who chose not to be introduced Opening Day, appeared on the field during BP, chatting with players and coaches from both teams on Wednesday.
He did not stop for a small group of reporters wanting to ask him about Robinson Cano’s decision to leave Scott Boras, which A-Rod did in 2010. ...Read more »
Here are the probable lineups for Monday's Opening Day game between the Yankees and the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium:
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Shane Victorino RF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Mike Napoli 1B
Will Middlebrooks 3B
Jonny Gomes DH
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
Jackie Bradley Jr. LF
Jose Iglesias SS
Jon Lester P
Brett...Read more »
- Derek Jeter visited Dr. Robert Anderson, who performed surgery on his left ankle in October, for a scheduled checkup in Charlotte, N.C. Manager Joe Girardi said it went "great" but did not have a date for when Jeter will run full speed on the bases, thought to be the final obstacle before he appears in a game.
- Add lefty reliever Clay Rapada to the list of the injured. Girardi...Read more »
Mariano Rivera’s one-year, $10-million deal with incentives, agreed to Thursday, became official Friday when the 43-year-old passed his physical.
“Like I’ve been saying, I didn’t want to go out like that,” Rivera, in a statement, said of the torn ACL suffered May 3 that cost him his season. “I didn’t want that to be the last image. But it wasn’t an easy decision because there’s more than just...Read more »