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Sunday's Yankees-Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium, scheduled for a 1:05 p.m. start, has been postponed because of rain.
No makeup date has been announced yet. Fans holding paid tickets for the game can use them for the rescheduled game or exchange them for any regular-season game at Yankee Stadium this year (subject to availability).
CC Sabathia was scheduled to pitch Sunday for the first-place...Read more »
Derek Jeter’s contributions to the Yankees are often talked about in terms of what he brings with his "intangibles." But what the Yankees are missing right now from the shortstop position is very tangible.
Jeter's replacements have combined to hit .220 with one home run and a .606 OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage) through the first 40 games of the season while the Yankees captain...Read more »
The disabled list keeps on growing for the Yankees.
The Yankees placed Andy Pettitte on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a strained right trapezius, a day after the 40-year-old tweaked the muscle in a start against the Seattle Mariners.
The veteran lefthander was pulled after 4 2/3 innings after he felt discomfort in his shoulder. The team announced after the game that he had suffered...Read more »
Manhattan-born and Brooklyn-bred Dellin Betances has been called up to the Bronx.
The once highly-touted right-handed starter who recently switched to relief was added to the Yankees’ bullpen before their game Thursday night against the Mariners, the team announced. Brett Marshall, who gave up five runs and threw 108 pitches in 5.2 innings during his MLB debut Wednesday night was sent down...Read more »
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 »
Desperate for an offensive spark, the Yankees are turning to...David Phelps?
Yes, you read that right: Phelps, Wednesday night's starter, will bat eighth on Wednesday night against the Rockies at Coors Field.
Phelps will bat ahead of catcher Austin Romine and behind third baseman Chris Nelson.
The last time a Yankees starting pitcher batted eighth in the lineup? Don Larsen, back...Read more »
How the Yankees’ top minor league prospects have fared so far this season (all stats through Friday):
1. Mason Williams OF | Tampa Yankees (Single A Advanced) .258 BA, .379 OBP, .392 SLG, 2 HR, 10 RBIs Williams has walked just as many times as he’s struck out – 18 times.
2. Slade Heathcott OF | Trenton Thunder (Double A) .169 BA, .258 OBP, .260 SLG, 1 HR, 7 RBIs Has struggled to hit...Read more »
Can CC Sabathia survive without a mid-90s fastball?
Who's the odd man out of the outfield when Curtis Granderson returns from the disabled list?
Yankees beat reporter Erik Boland takes you inside the Yankees clubhouse and the mind of manager Joe Girardi with detailed information and analysis on the state of the team in our newest video....Read more »