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Of all the free agent decisions the Yankees made prior to the 2013 season, two are quite notable as the playoffs arrive: letting Nick Swisher and Russell Martin walk.
Swisher went on to sign a four-year, $56 million deal with the Indians and Martin inked a two-year, $15 million contract with the Pirates. Both players' teams made the playoffs as a Wild Card, with Martin slamming two home runs...Read more »
With two outs and the Yankees trailing 2-0 in Toronto on Wednesday night, Hiroki Kuroda threw a strike to hitter J.P. Arencibia. Arencibia just watched the pitch sail through the zone and would have been the third out of the inning.
But catcher Chris Stewart also watched the pitch sail through the zone.
Stewart, apparently crossed up, failed to glove Kuroda’s offering, resulting in a...Read more »
Yankees catcher Austin Romine hit his first career home run in the seventh inning on Sunday, a solo shot to left-centerfield, off San Diego Padres reliever Dale Thayer.
It took the rookie 89 career at-bats to collect his first homer, a bomb, off a 2-2 fastball that caught a little too much of the plate. At the time, it cut the Yankees' deficit to three runs but they would not score again,...Read more »
Chris Stewart said he was OK after going through a second day of tests after experiencing lightheadedness and dehydration Saturday and Sunday. "Everything's good today," he said. "Everything went well." Still, Austin Romine started behind the plate Monday night....Read more »