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Masahiro Tanaka now pitching backwards in quest to adapt

BOSTON — Masahiro Tanaka may not be the ace the Yankees thought they’d be getting when they invested $175 million in him, but he’s the ace they have. While he was brought to The Bronx to win big games in September and October, the Yankees already are leaning heavily on him in April as the...
Via New York Post
26 minutes ago

2016 Draft: Josh Lowe

Josh Lowe | 3B/RHP Background Lowe attends Pope High School in the Atlanta suburbs and is committed to Florida State. He played fall ball with the East Cobb Yankees last year, though they’re not affiliated with the New York Yankees. They’re a very prestigious prep travel team for Atlanta area players that happens to be named the Yankees. Brian McCann is a former East Cobb Yankee...
Via River Avenue Blues
2 hours ago

Michael Pineda, Nate Eovaldi, and the struggle to manage contact

Three nights ago Nathan Eovaldi threw the best game by a Yankee this season. He took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and finished the night with two hits allowed in seven scoreless frames. Eovaldi has dazzled at times earlier this season, but it was always followed by the One Bad Inning. He avoided that bad inning Tuesday night. “Uncomfortable swings. You can tell how good...
Via River Avenue Blues
5 hours ago

Yankees' Q&A: Rob Refsnyder talks rough start, third base

Refsnyder says he feels good at the plate despite .194 batting average Watch video MOOSIC, Pa. -- For much of spring training, infielder Rob Refsnyder stayed in the conversation when manager Joe Girardi discussed who might win the Yankees' final bench spot. The job, however, went to Ronald Torreyes, and it put Refsnyder back...
Via NJ.com
6 hours ago

WATCH: Yankees prospect Domingo Acevedo highlights

Watch New York Yankees top pitching prospect Domingo Acevedo highlights from his nine strikeout performance during a Single-A game.
Via YES Network
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: CC Sabathia on his adjustments during a loss to the Rangers

CC Sabathia on his adjustments during a loss to the Rangers.
Via YES Network
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Chase Headley on the Yankees struggles

Chase Headley on the Yankees struggles.
Via YES Network
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

How Yankees' prospect Aaron Judge's work has paid off

Manager Al Pedrique said Judge has made improvements in pitch recognition ability Watch video MOOSIC, Pa. -- Al Pedrique watched from the dugout as Aaron Judge, the Yankees' top hitting prospect, dominated Double-A last year.  Then he monitored from afar as Judge struggled at a higher level and during major-league spring training...
Via NJ.com
7 hours ago

Inbox: Will a change come at third base?

How will the Yankees approach third base? Is there any chance Andrew Miller remains the closer when Aroldis Chapman returns? Bryan Hoch answers questions from fans in the latest Inbox.
Via Yankees.com
10 hours ago

Video: Yankees slump reaches epic proportions

The New York Yankees offensive woes continue to mount. When the club gets quality pitching, they score even less, and the results have dropped the Yankees into last place in the American League East.Over the last 15 games (including Wednesday's 3-2 loss) the club has scored just 37 runs. The Yanks scored 35 runs in their first five games of the season. The worst part about the slump...
Via Yankees Unscripted
10 hours ago

Why aren't Yankees hitting? Here's 8 clubhouse takes

The Yankees have gone from a club that scored a ton of runs in 2015 to one that frequently struggles to get two or three this season.
Via NJ.com
11 hours ago

Joe Girardi doesn’t like the shift, but he uses the heck out of it

The growing angst in baseball appears to be directed at the use of the defensive shift and its increasing presence in the game. It seems the only people you hear complain about it are the ones who are affected the most by it in a negative way. Feel free to file New York Yankees skipper Joe Girardi in that category. “It’s illegal defense, just like basketball,” Girardi said...
Via The Comeback
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

How To Beat The 2016 New York Yankees

The formula has been simple: Throw a lefty at the Yankees and get a lead by the sixth inning.  That's really all an opposing team needs to do, as long as the anemic Yankee offense continues to fail at re-taking the lead. We saw it again in last night's series finale against the Rangers in Texas.If this keeps up, the addition of Aroldis Chapman in a little less than two weeks will...
Via Lady At The Bat
13 hours ago

"Alex Rodriguez, CC Sabathia show signs of life in another loss"

And that, friends, is the upbeat headline on ESPN's recap of last night's game. The gist of the column was that 2009 is a long, long time ago, but for $45 million the Yanks need Alex and CC to be as mediocre as possible this year if the team is to have a chance.We're in last place. I know you know, and you know that I know that you know, but just to reiterate our position.This may...

Why a little time off was all Alex Rodriguez needed

ARLINGTON, Texas — Alex Rodriguez was back in the lineup Wednesday night after missing two games with a stiff left oblique and showed he was able to put his recent slump behind him with his first three-hit game of the season. Rodriguez, who was mired in a 1-for-18 slump before his double against the Rays’...
Via New York Post
19 hours ago

Yankees do CC Sabathia no favors in bleak loss

ARLINGTON, Texas — Joe Girardi showed his faith in CC Sabathia on Wednesday, letting the big lefty try to finish the sixth inning after a two-out walk to Rougned Odor. The decision wasn’t crazy, since Sabathia had just retired eight straight batters prior to Odor’s free pass, but Elvis Andrus made the Yankees pay for...
Via New York Post
20 hours ago

Joe Girardi wants to ban defensive over-shifts. What other rule changes would help the Yankees?

1. No teams allowed to field players under age 30.2. Teams can no longer bunt or hit to the opposite field.3. All scoring must come via home runs.4. Teams not allowed to score after the fourth inning.5. Pitchers must allow batters to hit the way they did in 2009.What am I missing?

Yankees make dream come true for Texas teen battling kidney failure

The New York Yankees may carry a reputation as being Major League Baseball's evil empire, but this week the club played the role of hero to a 13-year-old fan from Texas.Tracen Visage is an eighth-grader from the Dallas suburb of Coppell. The longtime Yankees fan is also battling end-stage kidney failure, and on Tuesday, the Yankees invited Visage and his family to join the team as...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Is Jacoby Ellsbury running more?

The Yankees have been running like crazy to begin the year, and Jacoby Ellsbury seems to be spearheading this initiative. In fact, the only reason that Ellsbury isn’t tied for the Major League lead in steals is because Jose Altuve swiped two bags on Sunday. There is a narrative out there that Ellsbury has been less and less aggressive on the basepaths in recent seasons, and most...
Via BP Bronx
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Pineda was born too late

In fits of nostalgia, human beings, especially pretentious ones, sometimes like to declare that they were “born too late.” This statement, on the surface, is usually completely and utterly idiotic. People tend to romanticize past eras because what survived of them is the best they have to offer. In reality they are clinging to particular aspects that appeal to them instead of...
Via BP Bronx
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees say 18-year-old minor leaguer killed in car crash

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Yankees say Sandy Acevedo, an infielder in their minor league system who was set to begin his professional career this season, has been killed in a car crash. He was 18. The team says Acevedo died Saturday night in the Dominican Republic. A moment of silence was held for him at Yankee Stadium before Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays, and a picture...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brett Gardner walk-off HR spoils debut of top pitching prospect

NEW YORK — Right off the bat, Brett Gardner knew it was gone.Gardner hit a solo home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the New York Yankees a 3-2 victory over Tampa Bay on Saturday, spoiling the impressive major league debut of Rays top pitching prospect Blake Snell.Gardner singled home the tying run in the seventh and then connected on a 3-1 pitch from...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Branden Pinder has torn UCL, Tommy John a possibility

The Yankees’ options for the Scranton Shuttle are dwindling, as the team lost their second young reliever in a month to a torn UCL. Branden Pinder, who was called up last week to replace lefty Tyler Olson, has a torn UCL according to NJ.com’s Brendan Kuty, and is considering Tommy John surgery. He hasn’t decided whether he will undergo the surgery, but either way he is likely...
Via BP Bronx
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter may or may not have made a hole-in-one

14-time All-Star and New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter is spending some time on the golf course now that his baseball career is over, and on Friday, his sister Sharlee released a video on Instagram of him making a hole-in-one. Or so we’re led to believe (cue dramatic music or Robert Stack voice, ideally both): Love my job!!! Hole in one by #DerekJeter...or is...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees and Florida Gators steal home in span of minutes

When you struggle to score runs, you might as well steal home. Jacoby Ellsbury pulled off one of the more rare plays baseball has to offer; a straight steal of home. Ellsbury was sitting on third base after a balk by Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Matt Moore, who was having a rough inning already. After being able to take a substantial lead off third base, Ellsbury took off sprinting down...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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