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  1. Ichiro Suzuki on being benched by Yankees: “It’s nothing I’ve ever experienced before”

    Apr 3, 2014, 1:33 PM EDT

    ichiro suzuki getty

    Ichiro Suzuki is a bench player for the first time in his career at age 40. He’s yet to appear in a game for the Yankees, as they go with Brett Gardner, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Carlos Beltran as the starting outfield, and Suzuki talked to Brendan Kuty of the Newark Star Ledger about how he’s feeling.

  2. The Yankees were no-hit by the Marlins in Panama

    Mar 16, 2014, 12:14 AM EDT

    Steve Cishek

    It may be spring training, but no-hitters are always fun. Marlins pitchers Brad Hand, Steve Cishek, A.J. Ramos, and Arquimedes Camineros combined for nine innings of no-hit baseball against the Yankees. The game was played at Rod Carew Stadium in Panama as part of the “Legend Series”. Brad Hand started the game and went five…

  3. Could the Yankees find a match for Ichiro Suzuki in the Phillies?

    Mar 9, 2014, 11:30 PM EDT

    ichiro getty

    ESPN’s Buster Olney tweeted earlier that Ichiro Suzuki appears to be the odd man out in the Yankees’ outfield and adds that the Phillies could use outfield help. The Yankees, of course, will have recent free agent additions Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran in center and right, respectively, and Brett Gardner in left. Alfonso Soriano…

  4. Derek Jeter plays five innings in spring debut

    Feb 27, 2014, 3:33 PM EDT

    Derek Jeter

    After coming out to a standing ovation, Derek Jeter went 0-for-2 Thursday in the first appearance of his farewell season. Jeter, who announced his retirement earlier this month, played his scheduled five innings at shortstop before leaving the game against the Pirates. He grounded into a double play his first time up against sinkerballer Charlie…

  5. Yankees agree to a four-year, $52 million contract extension with outfielder Brett Gardner

    Feb 23, 2014, 1:41 PM EDT

    brett gardner yankees getty

    From Jack Curry of the YES Network comes word that the Yankees are on the verge of signing outfielder Brett Gardner to a four-year, $52 million contract extension. The deal, which will officially begin in 2015, also includes a $12.5 million club option (or $2 million buyout) for the 2019 season. Gardner was arbitration-eligible for…

  6. Brett Gardner and the Yankees avoid arbitration

    Jan 17, 2014, 12:25 PM EDT

    brett gardner yankees getty

    The Yankees avoided arbitration with Brett Gardner by agreeing to a one-year, $5.6 million deal. That’s $3 million more than he earned last season, when he hit .273/.344/.416 with eight homers and 24 stolen bases. With Jacoby Ellsbury in the fold, Gardner will man left field this season. His last before hitting free agency.

  7. With A-Rod ban settled, where do the Yankees go from here?

    Jan 11, 2014, 2:15 PM EDT

    Brian Cashman Getty

    The Yankees can finally move forward with their plans for 2014 now that Alex Rodriguez has received a 162-game ban which also includes the postseason. And they have to be pretty happy with how things have worked out. It’s easy to see the benefits of having Rodriguez off the books for 2014, as he was…

  8. Yankees Hot Tub Time Machine

    Dec 18, 2013, 1:18 PM EDT

    hot tub time machine

    It just gets better and better with the New York Yankees. They just signed Brian Roberts. I wrote before (in my Ichiro Suzuki essay for the 100 greatest players) that this Yankees team would look awfully good … in 2006. But by essentially replacing Robinson Cano with Brian Roberts, they have — in a weird…

  9. Yankees president says team has “absolutely no intention” of trading Brett Gardner

    Dec 15, 2013, 4:31 PM EDT

    brett gardner yankees getty

    It’s a fact by now that the Yankees have explored a Brett Gardner trade, but it sounds like they’re ready to pull him off the block for the rest of the winter. Yankees president Randy Levine had a radio interview Sunday morning with Ian O’Connor of ESPN New York and discussed the still-swirling Gardner rumors.…

  10. Reds have interest in Omar Infante, but need to move Brandon Phillips first

    Dec 12, 2013, 7:30 PM EDT

    Omar Infante

    Another potential suitor has joined the Omar Infante sweepstakes: the Cincinnati Reds. But, as Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY reports, they would need to move current second baseman Brandon Phillips first. Recently, the Yankees — sans Robinson Cano — and the Royals have had the strongest links to Infante. As for Phillips, the Reds offered…

  11. The Yankees turned down a Brett Gardner-for-Brandon Phillips deal

    Dec 11, 2013, 10:34 PM EDT

    Brandon Phillips AP

    UPDATE: Well, now it makes more sense. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman was told by an NL source that before the Yankees turned down the deal, Phillips asked to the Reds re-open his contract and give him more money as an incentive to agree to a trade. Phillips has a limited no-trade clause which allows him…

  12. UPDATE: “no legs” to the Yankees-Justin Masterson rumor

    Dec 11, 2013, 9:16 AM EDT

    masterson getty

    UPDATE: Buster Olney reports that there are “no legs” to this. Sorry to hear about your legs, Justin Masterson. But you can live a full healthy life without them, I’m sure. 9:16 AM: Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Yankees are interested in Justin Masterson. Which makes sense, as the Yankees can use starting…

  13. Yankees shopping Ichiro Suzuki

    Dec 8, 2013, 3:58 PM EDT

    ichiro suzuki getty

    Brett Gardner trade rumors are all the rage at the moment, but he’s not the only Yankees outfielder on the block. This comes from beat writer Chad Jennings of New York’s Journal News: According to one rival executive, the Yankees have also mentioned Ichiro Suzuki’s name in trade talks. There’s no indication that any sort…

  14. Yankees’ Jacoby Ellsbury signing to pay big dividends… for now

    Dec 3, 2013, 9:24 PM EDT

    Jacoby Ellsbury

    The Yankees are betting big that Jacoby Ellsbury will age well in his thirties. They’re betting big that he’s not injury-prone and that his two season-ruining injuries were flukes. They’re betting big that his power will come back with Yankee Stadium’s short porch in right serving as such a tempting target. They’re betting big that…

  15. Projecting the 2013 Gold Glove winners

    Oct 25, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT

    Manny Machado

    Let’s go down the list: AL, catcher: Matt Wieters, Joe Mauer, Salvador Perez Mauer is still the AL’s best defensive catcher, but he played a mere 660 innings behind the plate this year, compared to 1,200 for Wieters and 1,115 for Perez. Wieters has won the last two, so he’s the favorite here. Still, I…

  16. Yankees eliminated with Indians’ victory

    Sep 25, 2013, 10:47 PM EDT

    Yankees' Ryan, Cano and Reynolds wait for new pitcher after the Rays scored four runs in MLB game in New York

    It’s official: the Yankees’ season is over after 162 games for just the second time in the wild card era. The Bombers were eliminated from contention when the Indians topped the White Sox 7-2 on Wednesday evening. Just a few minutes later, they wrapped up an 8-3 loss to the Rays, leaving them with an…

  17. Alfonso Soriano scratched from lineup with sprained right thumb

    Sep 14, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

    New York Yankees Alfonso Soriano watches team bat against Boston Red Sox in MLB game in New York

    Tough news for the Yankees. According to Tyler Kepner of the New York Times, Alfonso Soriano was a late scratch from today’s lineup against the Red Sox due to a sprained right thumb. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that Soriano apparently injured the thumb diving for a ball in Baltimore this week and has been…

  18. Alex Rodriguez limited to DH duties due to sore hamstring

    Sep 14, 2013, 10:40 AM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez Getty

    Bothered by a sore left hamstring, Alex Rodriguez will make his fourth straight start out of the DH spot this afternoon against the Red Sox. He’s nowhere close to 100 percent at the moment, as he had the chance to score the go-ahead run last night on a double by Robinson Cano, but had to…

  19. Brett Gardner may miss the rest of the season

    Sep 13, 2013, 5:02 PM EDT

    gardner getty

    Yankees center fielder Brett Gardner, who left yesterday’s game with a ribcage/oblique injury, has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 strain and could miss the rest of the season. Yankees manager Joe Girardi told reporters that Gardner will be out “a while” and, if he does return before the end of the regular season, it…

  20. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 13, 2013, 7:23 AM EDT

    Cleveland Indians v Chicago White Sox

    Indians 14, White Sox 3: Ryan Raburn went 3 for 3 with a homer and five RBI. The Tribe put up a seven spot in the fifth inning in which the first nine batters who came to the plate reached. They keep pace with the Rays, who also won, and remain one and a half games…

  21. Brett Gardner exits game with left oblique strain

    Sep 12, 2013, 9:18 PM EDT

    Brett Gardner Getty

    UPDATE: Anthony McCarron of the New York Daily News passes along word that Gardner indeed left the game with a left oblique strain. That’s not good. 8:55 p.m. ET: This isn’t what the Yankees need. According to Jack Curry of YES Network, Brett Gardner left tonight’s game against the Orioles in the first inning with…

  22. Alex Rodriguez is batting second for the first time since 2006

    Sep 9, 2013, 3:49 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Toronto Blue Jays

    Yankees manager Joe Girardi has moved Alex Rodriguez to the second spot in the lineup tonight, in between leadoff man Brett Gardner and No. 3 hitter Robinson Cano. Last time Rodriguez hit second in a big-league game? August 26, 2006. Back then Rodriguez was 30 years old and in his third season with the Yankees,…

  23. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 5, 2013, 6:52 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Boston Red Sox

    Red Sox 20, Tigers 4: Well, that was something. Eight homers in all for the Red Sox. Two from David Ortiz, who picked up his 2,000th career hit as well. Injury added to insult: Jose Iglesias left the game with shin splints. Cardinals 5, Reds 4: A sixteen inning affair in which Matt Adams homered…

  24. X-rays come back negative on Brett Gardner’s hand

    Aug 24, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT

    Brett Gardner Reuters

    UPDATE: Good news for the Yankees. Chad Jennings of the Journal News reports that X-rays came back negative on Gardner’s hand. He’s not in the lineup today, but is available off the bench. 10:04 a.m. ET: According to Wallace Matthews of ESPNNewYork.com, Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner may go for precautionary X-rays after he was hit…

  25. Hal Steinbrenner called his player development team on the carpet

    Aug 21, 2013, 2:05 PM EDT

    Hal Steinbrenner

    The New York Post reports that Hal Steinbrenner called his baseball operations people to his Tampa office and demanded some answers yesterday: With questions about the lack of talent in the minor league system ready to help at the big league level, Steinbrenner gathered his department heads. General manager Brian Cashman attended and the group…

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