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  1. Curtis Granderson begins rehab assignment

    Jul 26, 2013, 2:14 PM EDT

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    Curtis Granderson began a minor-league rehab assignment last night at Single-A, playing five innings in the outfield and going 0-for-2 with a walk at the plate. Granderson has been out since May 24 with a broken pinkie finger, but there’s no official timetable for his return to the Yankees’ lineup. When asked yesterday by Adam…

  2. Yankees close to acquiring Alfonso Soriano from Cubs

    Jul 25, 2013, 7:50 PM EDT

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    Alfonso Soriano‘s return to the Bronx has been rumored for the past couple of days, but a deal is almost official. According to Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune, Cubs manager Dale Sveum said that Soriano has been scratched from tonight’s lineup against the Diamondbacks because a trade with the Yankees is close. In fact,…

  3. Curtis Granderson plays simulated game

    Jul 23, 2013, 12:46 PM EDT

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    With everyone focused on when Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter might come off the disabled list, Curtis Granderson got three plate appearances in a simulated game at the Yankees’ spring training complex in Florida. Granderson has been out for two months with a fractured left pinkie finger and afterward told Bryan Hoch of MLB.com that…

  4. Report: Yankees to reunite with Alfonso Soriano

    Jul 23, 2013, 2:26 AM EDT

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    The New York Post reports that the Yankees are close to bringing Alfonso Soriano back to the Bronx, with the Cubs getting a mid-level prospect in return. Cash would facilitate the deal. Soriano is owed about $7 million for the rest of this year and then $18 million in the final year of his eight-year,…

  5. Zoilo Almonte suffers sprained ankle, will go on DL

    Jul 19, 2013, 11:00 PM EDT

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    Zoilo Almonte left tonight’s game against the Red Sox before the bottom of the fifth inning due to a sprained left ankle. While Luis Cruz took his spot in the lineup and Alberto Gonzalez took his spot in left field, Almonte had x-rays taken on his ankle, which came back negative. According to Bryan Hoch,…

  6. Curtis Granderson hoping to return this month

    Jul 15, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

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    Matt Ehalt of ESPN New York caught up with Curtis Granderson at a charity event today and the Yankees outfielder said he’s aiming to come off the disabled list by the end of this month. Granderson has been out since May 25 with a broken pinkie finger that was initially expected to keep him sidelined…

  7. Who is Alex Rodriguez following on Twitter?

    Jun 26, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Sure, the big news about Alex Rodriguez joining Twitter this week is that he almost immediately managed to piss off Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, but as a Twitter addict I’m more interested in who A-Rod has chosen to follow. So far he’s followed 41 accounts, including lots of Yankees-related stuff like the Yankees’ official…

  8. Kevin Youkilis needs back surgery, out 10-12 weeks

    Jun 18, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

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    The injury hits just keep on coming for the Yankees, who announced that Kevin Youkilis needs surgery to repair a herniated disc and will be out for 10-12 weeks. That puts Youkilis’ season in jeopardy, because 10 weeks would get him into September and any setbacks would leave him running out of time. Youkilis hit…

  9. Yankees dropping in attendance, ratings

    Jun 15, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

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    Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal has some interesting figures in his latest column about the Yankees: Through Wednesday, the average ratings for Yankee games on the YES Network were down 38% compared to the same period last season, according to Nielsen figures. The drop is even more remarkable when you consider that last…

  10. Curtis Granderson may not be back before All-Star break

    Jun 14, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Two weeks ago Curtis Granderson underwent surgery to insert a metal pin into his broken pinkie finger, at which point the Yankees announced that he’d be out for at least four weeks. Asked yesterday about Granderson’s potential return timetable, manager Joe Girardi told Andy McCullough of the Newark Star Ledger: “I think it’s hard to…

  11. Curtis Granderson is donating $5 million to build his alma mater a new ballpark

    May 30, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

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    Curtis Granderson has had some awful luck this season, being sidelined by two major injuries, but he’s still making a big impact this year. According to the Associated Press the Yankees outfielder has agreed to donate $5 million to his alma mater, the University of Illinois-Chicago, to “pay for most of the cost a new…

  12. Curtis Granderson had surgery to insert metal pin in finger

    May 29, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

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    Curtis Granderson, who suffered a broken pinkie knuckle when he was hit on the hand by a pitch Friday, underwent surgery today to insert a metal pin into the finger. Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports that Granderson will be out for at least four weeks following the surgery, which is the same initial timetable he…

  13. Yankees place Curtis Granderson on disabled list, call up Brennan Boesch

    May 25, 2013, 1:15 PM EDT

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    As expected, the Yankees have placed outfielder Curtis Granderson on the 15-day disabled list after he broke a knuckle on his left pinkie finger when he was hit by a pitch last night. He’s expected to miss a minimum of four weeks, which pushes his return to late June or early July. It’s awful luck…

  14. Curtis Granderson gets hit on hand, suffers broken finger

    May 24, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

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    Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson was hit in the hand by Rays reliever Cesar Ramos in the fifth inning of tonight’s game against the Rays. He stayed in the game to run the bases, scoring on a bases loaded walk by Jayson Nix, but exited before the top of the sixth. Ichiro Suzuki took his place…

  15. Curtis Granderson making first career start in right field

    May 18, 2013, 11:27 AM EDT

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    Curtis Granderson was moved to left field when he returned from the disabled list this week, but he’ll make his first career start in right field this afternoon against the Blue Jays. According to Chad Jennings of the Journal News, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Granderson was “fine” with the latest move when they discussed…

  16. The Ichiro problem

    May 17, 2013, 8:55 PM EDT

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    Derek Albin at Pinstriped Bible looked at the numbers and concluded that Yankees right fielder Ichiro Suzuki isn’t likely to be much more productive than he has been thus far in 2013. The 39-year-old has a .239/.280/.328 line in 145 trips to the plate, putting him on pace for the worst season of his career…

  17. Travis Hafner has a sore shoulder. To get an MRI

    May 14, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

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    Travis Hafner has been a key part of the Yankees early season surprise. But he’s also Travis Hafner: Hafner sore right shoulder, go for MRI, will miss at least few days #Yankees — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) May 14, 2013   You hope it’s not serious, but he may as well have legally added the words…

  18. Curtis Granderson rejoins Yankees as left fielder and cleanup hitter

    May 14, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

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    After missing the first 38 games of the season with a fractured forearm Curtis Granderson is off the disabled list and in the Yankees’ lineup for tonight’s game against the Mariners, playing left field and batting cleanup. Granderson went 8-for-20 (.400) with one homer on a brief minor-league rehab assignment, notching at least one hit…

  19. Yankees School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

    May 14, 2013, 9:28 AM EDT

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    Every now and again — well, let’s face it, pretty much every day now — I get another email telling me that Vernon Wells — Vernon Bleepin’ Wells — just got another two hits with another homer with another three RBIs and so on. The emails are from Michael Schur, Parks and Recreation executive producer,…

  20. Yankees demote Brennan Boesch to Triple-A

    May 13, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

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    Brennan Boesch, who signed a one-year, $1.5 million deal with the Yankees after being released by the Tigers in the middle of spring training, has been demoted to Triple-A. Boesch hit just .205 with two homers and a .680 OPS in 19 games for the Yankees, which is pretty similar to his underwhelming production for…

  21. Curtis Granderson looks ready to go

    May 13, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Curtis Granderson has had at least one hit in all four of his minor-league rehab games, including three hits yesterday, and is batting .412 with a homer at Triple-A while preparing for his return from a fractured forearm. Barring a late setback Granderson could come off the disabled list and rejoin the Yankees’ lineup Tuesday…

  22. Curtis Granderson goes 2-for-4 in third rehab game

    May 12, 2013, 11:08 AM EDT

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    If everything continues to go smoothly, Curtis Granderson could be back in a Yankees uniform for Tuesday night’s series-opener against the Mariners. The veteran outfielder went 2-for-4 with an RBI on Saturday night at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. It was his third minor league rehab game and he came out of it feeling fine. Granderson is now…

  23. Curtis Granderson to begin rehab assignment Thursday

    May 8, 2013, 9:35 PM EDT

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    Via Donnie Collins of the Scranton Times-Tribune: He’s getting closer to a return to the big leagues. Thursday night, Curtis Granderson will show area fans how close. The Yankees’ All-Star center fielder will open a major league rehab assignment with the RailRiders Thursday against Indianapolis, a source within the organization confirmed to The Times-Tribune. Granderson is expected to…

  24. Joe Girardi says Curtis Granderson is “probably pretty close” to returning

    May 1, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

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    It sounds like Curtis Granderson will beat both Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis back from the disabled list, as Yankees manager Joe Girardi said yesterday that the center fielder is “probably pretty close” to returning from a fractured right wrist. There’s no official timetable yet for Granderson’s return, but after talking to Girardi and general…

  25. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Apr 20, 2013, 9:04 AM EDT

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    Ho-hum. Just another day of Vernon Wells, Travis Hafner and Lyle Overbay doing the heavy lifting for the Yankees’ offense. Wait, what’s that? Wells, Hafner, and Overbay all homered last night as the Yankees topped the Blue Jays 9-4 at Rogers Centre in Toronto. After dropping four out of their first five games, the Yankees…

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