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Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli has suffered a broken hand against the Blue Jays and will miss approximately six weeks for surgery, Newsday's David Lennon reports.
Cervelli broke his hand on a foul tip in the first inning. Cervelli was pulled from the game in the top of the first after maganer Joe Girardi and trainer Steve Donohue checked out Cervelli's hand.
The Yankees reportedly...Read more »
The Yankees were faced with five key personnel decisions heading into the 2013 season. In each case they let the incumbent walk and replaced him via free agency or from within. Here’s a look at how, three weeks in, the decisions have worked out:
CATCHER: Russell Martin vs. “Stew-velli” (Chris Stewart/Francisco Cervelli)
Stewart and Cervelli have combined to hit .322 while sharing time...Read more »
Curtis Granderson can easily tick off the far-off locales he’s visited as an ambassador for Major League Baseball: Korea, South Africa, Japan, Switzerland, Taiwan, Italy.
And he can just as easily point out each country’s common reaction to the interlocking white “NY” logo on his cap.
“Parts of these places don’t really realize how big baseball is,” Granderson said. “But the first thing...Read more »
Curtis Granderson spoke to students at Abraham Lincoln High School in Brooklyn on Monday morning, emphasing Jackie Robinson's importance to baseball and his enduring legacy in improving race relations in society.
Granderson spoke on Jackie Robinson Day and treated the students to a showing of the new Robinson biopic, "42."
Yankees GM Brian Cashman and catcher Francisco Cervelli...Read more »
The Red Sox trash is the Yankees treasure.
The Yankees announced they signed Lyle Overbay to a minor league contract just hours after Boston released the first baseman to avoid having to pay him a $100,000 bonus.
Overbay, 36, hit .220 (9-for-41) with five runs, one double, two triples and seven RBIs in 19 spring training games for the Red Sox.
A new collective bargaining agreement...Read more »
Russell Martin and his 21 home runs from 2012 are gone. In his stead, the Yankees have three unproven commodities: two lifetime backup catchers and a prospect coming off a back injury.
Combined, the trio of Francisco Cervelli, Chris Stewart and Austin Romine have a career batting average of .246, on-base percentage of .312 and an on-base plus slugging percentage of .640. Given 600 plate appearances,...Read more »
Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli, Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun and Baltimore Orioles third baseman Danny Valencia are the latest Major League Baseball players to be connected to a Miami-based clinic that allegedly distributed performance-enhancing drugs. A Yahoo! Sports report says the three players' names appear in records from Biogenesis, a now shuttered anti-aging clinic that has...Read more »