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MLB investigators have found what they believe is evidence that a representative of Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez purchased medical records from a person connected to former South Florida clinic Biogenesis, according to a report by the New York Times.
The Times had reported Thursday that MLB had purchased documents from an ex-employee at the former anti-aging clinic with the intent...Read more »
Andy Pettitte is dealing with a back issue that will push his scheduled Sunday start back to either Tuesday or Wednesday. Phil Hughes will start in Pettitte’s place against the Orioles on Sunday afternoon.
Joe Girardi said Pettitte’s back locked up Thursday night, but that the 40-year-old pitcher has been experiencing back problems since his previous start, a win over Cleveland on Tuesday.
Pettitte...Read more »
The Yankees' game against the Indians Thursday night was postponed because of rain.
The game was initially scheduled to start at 7:05 p.m. but was pushed back to 8:30 p.m. The game was officially postponed about a half hour later.
It is the second straight game that was rained out. The Yankees and Indians were rained out Wednesday night as well.
No make-up day has been announced....Read more »
Robinson Cano isn’t the only Yankee the team should worry about locking up to a long term extension. Brett Gardner might be the best value in the Major Leagues. For now.
Gardner, a .266 lifetime hitter with just 15 career home runs, has sneaky – but enormous – worth. From an offensive perspective, his .355 career on-base percentage and 81 percent success rate when stealing bases (127-for-167)...Read more »
Baseball super-agent Scott Boras has been dumped by Yankee headliners before. But one of those former clients, Alex Rodriguez, didn’t stop to talk to reporters after visiting fellow players during batting practice Wednesday. And another, Mark Teixeira, made a point of saying how different the landscape is for potential free agents since Boras negotiated his deal with the Yankees in 2009.
“I...Read more »
Still 160 games to go, so the Yankee faithful likely have not lost their religion just yet. But there couldn’t have been the announced 40,216 fans (that’s a ticket-sold figure) in the seats at the start of Tuesday night’s 7-4 loss to Boston, any more than it was 92 degrees for the first pitch.
The 92 degrees was a little joke, announced to the bundled crowd of reporters in the open press box,...Read more »
It hasn't been a good start for Yankees starting pitchers so far.
Two days after the Boston Red Sox roughed up CC Sabathia on Opening Day, Hiroki Kuroda was forced to leave Wednedsay night's game in the top of the second inning with an apparent hand injury.
With the Red Sox ahead 1-0, Kuroda took a Shane Victorino line drive off of his right hand three pitches into the second inning....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 »
One game does not a baseball season make. But it does create outrageously small sample sizes, high anxiety for some fans and easy-to-mathematical comparisons and equations.
So here's one for you: a look at the salaries for the Yankees' starting lineups on Opening Day in 2013 and 2012.
What does it prove? Nothing, really, seeing how they lost both of those games and are 1-4 on Opening...Read more »
Will Robinson Cano be in an Empire State of Mind when negotiating his next contract?
The soon-to-be free agent will now be co-represented by Roc Nation Sports, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter’s full-service sports management company, and CAA Sports. The formation of Roc Nation Sports -- and the signing of Cano as a client -- was officially announced Tuesday morning.
Cano was formerly represented...Read more »