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  1. Inside Masahiro Tanaka’s debut

    Mar 1, 2014, 4:04 PM EDT

    Masahiro Tanaka

    TAMPA — The original plan was to go sit in the crowd and drink beer at the Astros-Tigers game, but when it was announced that Masahiro Tanaka was making his spring training debut in Tampa today, plans changed. I got in the car at 6:30 this morning and headed to Steinbrenner Field early to take…

  2. Masahiro Tanaka goes two scoreless, strikes out three in his U.S. debut

    Mar 1, 2014, 2:52 PM EDT

    Masahiro Tanaka

    TAMPA — Masahiro Tanaka made his U.S. debut today, facing the Phillies at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa. Tanaka pitched third in the game, with CC Sabathia and Hiroki Kuroda taking the first four innings. Tanaka was not dominant, but he was effective. In the fifth he gave up a leadoff single to Darin Ruf then retired…

  3. Masahiro Tanaka to make his spring debut on Saturday and HBT will be there

    Feb 26, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

    Masahiro Tanaka

    I leave for spring training in Florida tomorrow. Masahiro Tanaka makes his spring training debut on Saturday. Oh, providence! Tanaka will throw 35 pitches for the Yankees that day. He won’t start — that’ll be CC Sabathia — but he will start an inning, either after Sabathia or third after Hiroki Kuroda goes. I was…

  4. CC Sabathia looks as shockingly slim in his uniform as he does in street clothes

    Feb 21, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

    CC Sabathia

    When the skinny CC Sabathia pics started circulating a few weeks ago I thought to myself “yeah, he looks slim now, but put him in that big baggy uniform and he’ll probably be a lot closer to what we usually see.” Most players are like that. Miguel Cabrera was that way even after losing a…

  5. Another shocking CC Sabathia weight loss picture …

    Feb 12, 2014, 9:35 PM EDT

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    Yankees starter CC Sabathia tweeted this photo from Wednesday night’s Kings @ Knicks game … Now compare that to his September 2013 physique — it looks like two different people … Sabathia finished the 2013 regular season with a career-worst 4.78 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 211 innings. The 33-year-old left-hander clearly did some hard work…

  6. Ranking the best 1-2 rotation punches in baseball

    Jan 22, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT

    kershaw getty

    The Yankees made headlines when it was announced that they had signed Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka to a seven-year deal worth $155 million. They were in need of rotation help and satisfied that need in a big way by signing the best free agent pitcher on the market. That the Yankees signed him came as…

  7. The Yankees sign Masahiro Tanaka to a $155 million deal

    Jan 22, 2014, 9:53 AM EDT

    tanaka getty

    And now, the big news we’ve been waiting for: BREAKING: Tanaka to #Yankees, seven years, $155M, opt-out after fourth year. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 22, 2014 The Yankees officially announced the Tanaka signing this afternoon. Many, including this writer, assumed the Dodgers were the front-runners. But that’s what one gets for assuming. The Yankees,…

  8. CC Sabathia may or may not be in the Best Shape of His Life

    Jan 20, 2014, 10:44 AM EDT

    CC Sabathia Getty

    Crazy pic of CC Sabathia at a wedding over the weekend: But, before you go acting all shocked, go read Ken Rosenthal’s column, in which Sabathia tells him he really hasn’t lost a ton of weight. Rather, he’s just toning up and stuff. It’s possible our reaction to this pic may be a function of…

  9. CC Sabathia signs with Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports

    Jan 16, 2014, 8:25 PM EDT

    Sabathia Jay Z

    Now that Robinson Cano has joined the Mariners, Jay Z has a new Yankee in the fold at Roc Nation Sports. It’s left-hander CC Sabathia, who tweeted out the following picture earlier this evening: #RocNationSports La Familia http://t.co/DvFKr3PpN7— CC Sabathia (@CC_Sabathia) January 17, 2014 Sabathia was previously represented by Brian Peters of Legacy Sports. The…

  10. Next stop Cooperstown for Roy Halladay

    Dec 9, 2013, 11:58 AM EDT

    Roy Halladay Getty

    Roy Halladay‘s shoulder let him down in the end, but not until after one of the best 10-year runs in memory. From 2002-2011, Halladay went 170-75 with a 2.97 ERA and 1,699 strikeouts in 2,194 2/3 innings. He went to eight All-Star Games, won two Cy Young Awards and finished second twice more. During that…

  11. CC Sabathia says spending career in New York “didn’t mean that much” to Robinson Cano

    Dec 8, 2013, 8:10 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Houston Astros

    CC Sabathia was among the many observers shocked to learn that second baseman Robinson Cano will be donning a Mariners uniform, rather than Yankee pinstripes, when the 2014 regular season begins. Sabathia had been Cano’s teammate for five years, ever since he signed a seven-year, $161 million contract to join the Yankees on December 11,…

  12. Shane Victorino’s grand slam puts the Red Sox back on top in the seventh inning of Game 6

    Oct 19, 2013, 11:35 PM EDT

    ALCS - Detroit Tigers v Boston Red Sox - Game One

    Shane Victorino stopped switch-hitting again. For the Red Sox, it’s a good thing he did. With the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the seventh, Victorino drove a Jose Veras curve down the left field line into the seats atop the Green Monster. The Red Sox took back the lead, 5-2 with…

  13. Are the Yankees preparing for a shopping spree?

    Oct 18, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees

    Sources close to ESPN’s Andrew Marchand tell him that the Yankees are preparing for a shopping spree that could total as much as $300 million. Marchand recalls that the last time the Yankees unloaded that much money in a single off-season came after the 2008 season, when the Yankees committed a total of $423 million…

  14. Yankees close to extension with pitching coach Larry Rothschild

    Oct 10, 2013, 6:31 PM EDT

    Larry Rothschild Reuters

    After announcing a four-year extension for manager Joe Girardi yesterday, the Yankees are now turning their attention to other members of his staff. According to George A. King III of the New York Post, the Yankees are close to an extension with pitching coach Larry Rothschild. Hired after the 2010 season, Rothschild’s contract is set…

  15. 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…

  16. It’s great to have the Pirates back

    Sep 24, 2013, 1:50 PM EDT

    Andrew McCutchen, Jean Segura

    At some point in the eighth inning, I remember going out to concourse of old Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta and watching Atlanta Braves fans slowly shuffle toward the exits and their cars and another long baseball off-season. It is all well and good to say that baseball fans should stay to the end but…

  17. CC Sabathia’s disappointing season ends with an injury

    Sep 23, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

    CC Sabathia, Jonny Gomes

    CC Sabathia won’t be making his final start of the season, as the Yankees announced that the left-hander suffered a Grade 2 hamstring strain in his most recent start and will need eight weeks or so to recover. So in one sense it’s actually good timing, because if Sabathia had injured his hamstring earlier in…

  18. CC Sabathia struggles in loss to Red Sox

    Sep 14, 2013, 5:06 PM EDT

    CC Sabathia AP

    Coming off a loss last night, the Yankees needed the vintage CC Sabathia or a reasonable facsimile to show up this afternoon against the Red Sox. It didn’t happen. Sabathia was touched up for five runs on nine hits and four walks over six innings as part of a 5-1 loss. After beginning the afternoon…

  19. 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…

  20. Ivan Nova holds Orioles to three hits in first career shutout

    Aug 31, 2013, 4:29 PM EDT

    Ivan Nova Getty

    Ivan Nova tossed his first career shutout while Robinson Cano did the heavy lifting for the offense as the Yankees defeated the Orioles 2-0 this afternoon at Yankee Stadium. Nova gave up just three hits (all of them singles), one walk, and two hit-by-pitches while striking out five batters. He induced 15 swinging strikes and…

  21. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Aug 31, 2013, 8:56 AM EDT

    Ichiro Suzuki, Miguel Gonzalez

    CC Sabathia hardly delivered an ace-like performance last night, but fortunately for him, his offense was there to pick him up. On the strength of a five-run fifth inning, the Yankees defeated the Orioles 8-5 at Yankee Stadium and remain very much alive in the AL Wild Card race. Miguel Gonzalez failed to get an…

  22. Tom Seaver thinks pitchers today should be like him and his Hall of Fame friends

    Aug 30, 2013, 8:23 AM EDT

    Tom Seaver

    This is in keeping with my observation from the other day that, when talking about the pitchers of yesteryear and their heavy work loads, people almost always talk about the exceptional and other-worldly talented, not the ones who never made it because their arms blew out. Here’s Tom Seaver talking to Bill Madden of the…

  23. Joe Girardi on Ryan Dempster: ‘I wish he had to hit’

    Aug 19, 2013, 1:10 AM EDT

    Yankees' Girardi agrues with home plate umpire Brian O'Nara in the second inning of their MLB American League baseball game against the Red Sox in Boston

    Joe Girardi had about four hours to think about what he was going to say after getting tossed in the second inning on Sunday’s Yankees-Red Sox game. His response to Ryan Dempster seemingly intentionally throwing at and hitting Alex Rodriguez: “I wish he had to hit. That’s what I wish.” So, basically, Girardi is saying…

  24. Yankees outlast Red Sox to claim series in Fenway

    Aug 19, 2013, 12:48 AM EDT

    Yankees' Rodriguez celebrates his solo home run against Red Sox's Dempster in the sixth inning of their MLB American League Baseball game in Boston

    This one had a little bit of everything packed into a crisp four hours and 12 minutes. – After Boston grabbed a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first, Ryan Dempster drilled Alex Rodriguez with a 3-0 pitch to open the second. It was at least Dempster’s second attempt to hit him, but the…

  25. Ryan Dempster hits Alex Rodriguez with a fastball, umpire ejects Joe Girardi

    Aug 18, 2013, 8:45 PM EDT

    Red Sox's Dempster throws against the Blue Jays in the first inning of their American League MLB baseball game in Toronto

    After the Red Sox took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, third baseman Alex Rodriguez led off the top of the second inning for the Yankees. Sox starter Ryan Dempster‘s first pitch to Rodriguez was a fastball that went behind him towards his legs. Dempster’s next two pitches were waist-high inside,…

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