7/22/2014 | Amid moves, Yanks continue to seek upgrades
The Yankees now have Brandon McCarthy and Chase Headley as tangible proof of general manager Brian Cashman's many hours of July negotiating, but with the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline approaching, they would like to cross the finish line on more deals.
7/22/2014 | Making start in right, Johnson injures groin
The Yankees removed Kelly Johnson from right field before the 11th inning of Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Rangers due to a groin injury.
7/22/2014 | Gardner earns hustle honor for third time
For the second time in as many years, the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association named Brett Gardner the Yankees' Heart and Hustle Award winner. The award, given to one member from each team, honors active players who demonstrate a passion for baseball and "best embody the values, spirit and tradition of the game." The only award voted on by former players, it has been given annually since 2005.
7/22/2014 | Padres-Yankees trade benefits both sides
Good trades benefit both teams. A trade should not be judged on a "winner" or "loser" basis. If a trade benefits the clubs involved, it's a good deal. That's my impression of the transaction that sent veteran third baseman Chase Headley from the Padres to the Yankees for prospect Rafael De Paula and infielder Yangervis Solarte. Everybody wins: the clubs and the players.
7/22/2014 | Yanks buy low on Headley, but will bat recover?
Once the face of the Padres, Chase Headley was sent to the Yankees for much smaller return than he once could have landed for the Friars. And while the Yankees hope his offensive levels return to its prior form, his glove will play at New York's hot corner.
7/22/2014 | Yanks get everyday third baseman in Headley
Residing within striking distance in the American League East, the Yankees sent a clear message on Tuesday that they intend to push for the postseason, completing a trade with the Padres for third baseman Chase Headley.
7/21/2014 | Back from DL, Martinez returns to Bronx roots
Prior to Tuesday's start against the Yankees, the Rangers' Nick Martinez was activated from the 15-day disabled list, feeling 100 percent after fighting discomfort in his left side, and he's excited to make his debut at Yankee Stadium, not far from where he went to college.
7/21/2014 | Error-prone Yanks done in by key Rangers rally
The Yankees committed five errors in Monday's series opener against the Rangers, and although none of its runs was unearned, Texas manufactured a 4-2 victory. A three-run Rangers rally with two outs in the sixth inning did in the Yankees.
7/21/2014 | Call at first overturned after Wash's challenge
A successful challenge by Rangers manager Ron Washington left the Yankees with five errors through seven innings on Monday.
7/21/2014 | Tex to miss 3-4 days with mild lat strain
Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is expected to miss at least three or four days because of a mild strain to his lower left lat. Teixeira revealed on Monday that he started feeling spams up and down his back during the Yankees' series in Oakland from June 13-15, and he has received various treatments since.
7/20/2014 | Yanks manufacture a walk-off sweep of Reds
After the bullpen blew a one-run lead in the top of the eighth, the Yankees retaliated with their own late-inning magic and good fortune in a 3-2 walk-off win over the Reds on Sunday afternoon.
7/20/2014 | Return to field could come soon for Beltran
Carlos Beltran could start a throwing program soon as he tries to work his way back to playing the outfield, a return Joe Girardi would welcome, as it would allow him to give some regulars partial rest with a turn at DH.
7/20/2014 | Veteran Kuroda the last starter standing
When Hiroki Kuroda took the mound for the series finale against the Reds, he did so as the only starter remaining from the Opening Day rotation. Ironically, he's also the oldest, at 39.
7/19/2014 | Kuroda looks to lead Yankees to sweep of Reds
Hiroki Kuroda, the only starter remaining from the Yankees' injury-riddled Opening Day rotation, gets the ball Sunday looking to lead the Yankees to a sweep of the Reds, who counter with ace right-hander Johnny Cueto.
7/19/2014 | McCarthy dominant in notching first Yanks win
Acquired in a trade earlier this month, Brandon McCarthy rang up nine strikeouts over six strong innings to earn his first victory for the Yankees. Carlos Beltran homered and Brett Gardner collected three RBIs as the Yanks defeated the Reds, 7-1, on Saturday at Yankee Stadium.
7/19/2014 | Jocketty, Frazier present Jeter gift from Reds
Since retiring Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter's farewell tour doesn't include a stop in Cincinnati, the Reds brought some gifts to pay their respects on Saturday at Yankee Stadium.
7/19/2014 | CC relieved to be avoiding microfracture surgery
CC Sabathia is disappointed to know for sure that his season is over, but the Yankees left-hander said on Saturday that he is relieved to be avoiding microfracture surgery, which could have put his career in jeopardy.
7/19/2014 | Girardi wary of overusing bullpen in second half
With the well-known injuries to the starting rotation, Yankees manager Joe Girardi knows that any early deficiencies from his new cast of starters will mean more work for his relievers.
7/19/2014 | Yanks sign 26 Draft picks, but not Mariano's son
The Yankees reached agreements with each of their top 15 choices from the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, including their top selection, left-hander Jacob Lindgren, and signed 26 of their 39 Draft choices overall. The team did not reach an agreement with right-hander Mariano Rivera Jr., a 29th-round Draft pick and the son of the former Yankees closer.
7/19/2014 | Simon faces McCarthy after Reds honor Jeter
It was in Cincinnati on June 3, 2003, that Derek Jeter was named the Yankees' 11th team captain. Just over 11 years later, the Reds will present a gift to Jeter prior to their game against the Yankees on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium to honor his career as he plays in his final season. Cincinnati right-hander Alfredo Simon matches up against Yanks righty Brandon McCarthy.
7/18/2014 | Free-agent trio carries Yanks to win over Reds
Friday night was closer to what the Yankees had envisioned after spending big money in free agency this past offseason trying to improve their lineup. Jacoby Ellsbury hit a tiebreaking two-run home run, and Carlos Beltran and Brian McCann each collected an RBI to lead the Yankees to a 4-3 victory over the Reds in front of 47,372 fans at Yankee Stadium.
7/18/2014 | Tanaka optimistic of avoiding Tommy John surgery
Masahiro Tanaka was one of baseball's best stories over his 18 starts in the first half, and the Yankees right-hander is hopeful that he will be able to throw a few more pitches before the season is out.
7/18/2014 | Beltran returns from seven-day concussion DL
Carlos Beltran returned to the Yankees' lineup on Friday, going 2-for-4 with a shift-beating double and an RBI single out of the No. 6 spot as the designated hitter. Beltran was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list on July 10 after a batted ball struck him in the face after ricocheting off a protective "L" screen in an indoor batting cage.
7/18/2014 | Yanks to honor Jeter's career on Sept. 7
The Yankees have announced that they will hold a special pregame ceremony to honor the career of team captain Derek Jeter on Sunday, Sept. 7. All fans in attendance for the Yankees' game vs. Kansas City will receive a limited-edition commemorative coin that will recognize the occasion.
7/18/2014 | Depth in starting rotation a priority for Cashman
Starting-pitching depth remains at the top of Brian Cashman's shopping list as the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches, the Yankees general manager said on Friday.
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