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  1. Phil Hughes throws first bullpen session since being shut down with bulging disk in back

    Mar 9, 2013, 12:02 PM EDT

    Phil Hughes Reuters

    Phil Hughes was diagnosed with a bulging disk in his upper back not long after arriving to spring training, but he returned to the mound earlier this morning. According to Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York, Hughes threw a 10-pitch bullpen session and reported no issues with his back. He’s scheduled to throw a longer…

  2. Phil Hughes may not be ready for the start of the season

    Feb 27, 2013, 7:08 PM EDT

    phil hughes getty

    Yankees right-hander Phil Hughes was diagnosed with a bulging disc in his upper back early last week and hasn’t made a whole lot of progress in the days since. Which prompted manager Joe Girardi to tell Byran Hoch of MLB.com this afternoon that “it’s possible” Hughes won’t be on the active roster when the 2013…

  3. Ivan Nova has to compete for a spot in Yankees’ rotation

    Feb 15, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

    Ivan Nova (47)

    Last season Ivan Nova was dumped from the Yankees’ rotation down the stretch and then left off the playoff roster, and manager Joe Girardi said yesterday that he’s not guaranteed a starting job this year. Girardi told Andy McCullough of the Newark Star Ledger that Nova “has to go out and prove himself” in order…

  4. Andy Pettitte and the Yankees close to a deal

    Nov 27, 2012, 8:50 AM EDT

    andy pettitte getty

    Andy Pettitte is almost back: Sources: Andy Pettitte is close to formally announcing he’s coming back, and he’s close to finishing a new deal with the Yankees. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) November 27, 2012 Multiple sources are saying the deal will be announced in the next couple of days. Not that most folks expected him…

  5. And now the Yankees wait for Andy Pettitte

    Nov 21, 2012, 6:53 AM EDT

    andy pettitte getty

    With Hiroki Kuroda in the fold, the Yankees rotation looks like this: CC Sabathia, Kuroda, Phil Hughes, Ivan Nova and David Phelps.  That’ll play, but they really want one more guy. And that guy is presumably mulling it over with his turkey and gravy: The Andy Pettitte waiting game continues. Pettitte is spending Thanksgiving week with his family…

  6. Steve Johnson’s dentist is cool

    Nov 9, 2012, 8:30 AM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Baltimore Orioles

    This little story about Orioles pitcher Steve Johnson‘s trip to the dentist– and especially the picture that accompanies it —  is fun. But it does make me wonder: do all teams make shirseys for swingmen with 38 innings under their belt? Like, could I theoretically buy a David Phelps shirsey right now?

  7. If the Yankees weren’t doomed before, they are now

    Oct 17, 2012, 11:56 PM EDT

    CC Sabathia

    No, the Yankees probably weren’t beating the Tigers four times in five days either. Still, Wednesday’s rainout made the assignment that much tougher. – Because they’re playing four games in four days, the Yankees have lost the ability to pitch Game 4 starter CC Sabathia on three days’ rest in Game 7. At best, he’ll…

  8. Delmon Young puts Tigers ahead of Yankees in Game 3 of ALCS with solo home run

    Oct 16, 2012, 9:37 PM EDT

    delmon young home run getty

    Uh oh, people. Justin Verlander has a lead. Tigers designated hitter Delmon Young launched a solo home run to left field in the bottom of the fourth inning off Yankees starter Phil Hughes, pushing Detroit ahead 1-0 in this ALCS Game 3. Hughes then walked Andy Dirks and departed with a trainer after appearing to…

  9. In bizarre fashion, Jose Valverde’s meltdown pays off for Tigers

    Oct 14, 2012, 1:27 AM EDT

    Jose Valverde

    For all of the drama, Detroit pulled out Saturday’s Game 1 by a 6-4 score in 12 innings. And thanks to Jose Valverde‘s four-run ninth inning, the Tigers… – were able to extend the Yankees pen prior to Hiroki Kuroda making his first ever start on three days’ rest on Sunday. Rafael Soriano and David…

  10. Hiroki Kuroda to start Game 2 of ALCS against Tigers

    Oct 13, 2012, 4:24 PM EDT

    Hiroki Kuroda Getty

    When the Yankees announced earlier today that they added Cody Eppley to their bullpen for the ALCS, the speculation was that David Phelps would start Game 2 tomorrow. That’s not the case. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Hiroki Kuroda will make the start in Game 2 on three days’ rest. Kuroda,…

  11. ALCS Preview: Tigers vs. Yankees

    Oct 13, 2012, 12:27 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera Getty

    You can’t predict baseball, but you can at least lay out the parameters. So let’s take a look at what the Tigers and Yankees have in store for us in the American League Championship Series. The Teams Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees The Matchups Game 1 Saturday in New York: Doug Fister vs. Andy Pettitte…

  12. Yankees leave Eduardo Nunez off ALCS roster, add Cody Eppley

    Oct 13, 2012, 11:31 AM EDT

    Eduardo Nunez AP

    The Yankees just announced their roster for the ALCS against the Tigers. And yes, Alex Rodriguez is on it. According to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, infielder Eduardo Nunez has been left off the roster while right-hander Cody Eppley has been added. The Yankees had 11 pitchers and 14 position players for…

  13. Tigers announce ALCS rotation, open with Doug Fister

    Oct 12, 2012, 11:32 PM EDT

    Doug Fister

    Tigers manager Jim Leyland announced his ALCS rotation with Doug Fister and Anibal Sanchez getting the ball in the first two games in New York this weekend. Justin Verlander is scheduled to pitch Game 3 and a potential Game 7. Max Scherzer will be held back until Game 4, meaning he’ll get just one start…

  14. CC Sabathia unlikely to make next start until ALCS Game 4

    Oct 12, 2012, 8:49 PM EDT

    New York Yankees starting pitcher Sabathia and first baseman Teixeira celebrate in their clubhouse after defeating the Baltimore Orioles in Game 5 of their MLB ALDS baseball playoff series in New York

    Because of the unusual playoff schedule this year, the only way the Yankees will be able to get two starts out of CC Sabathia in the ALCS is by using him on short rest once. That’s because the Yankees won’t have a day off before the ALCS begins Saturday in New York. The Tigers get…

  15. Orioles top Yankees in 13 innings, ALDS moves to a decisive Game 5

    Oct 12, 2012, 12:26 AM EDT

    Jim Johnson Matt Wieters

    We will have four Game Fives in division series play this year for the first time ever. The Orioles defeated the Yankees 2-1 in 13 innings tonight at Yankee Stadium to keep their season alive and force a decisive fifth game tomorrow afternoon. The Orioles grabbed an early 1-0 lead when Nate McLouth hit a…

  16. Orioles pull ahead of Yankees in 13th inning

    Oct 12, 2012, 12:02 AM EDT

    J.J. Hardy Getty

    The Orioles have a little bit of life left. J.J. Hardy just delivered an RBI double off David Phelps in the top of the 13th inning to give the Orioles a 2-1 lead over the Yankees. It broke the team’s 0-for-15 streak with runners in scoring position. Manny Machado got the inning started with an…

  17. Joba Chamberlain diagnosed with right elbow contusion; X-rays negative

    Oct 11, 2012, 11:43 PM EDT

    Joba Chamberlain Getty

    UPDATE: According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, X-rays on Chamberlain’s elbow came back negative. The Yankees are calling it a right elbow contusion for now and he’ll be re-evaluated tomorrow. 11:28 PM ET: Joba Chamberlain was forced to exit Game 4 of the ALDS against the Orioles in the top of the 12th inning tonight…

  18. Yankees dump Ivan Nova from rotation for David Phelps

    Oct 1, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

    Ivan Nova (47)

    Ivan Nova has been a mess in the second half, including back-to-back ugly starts in which he lasted just 2.1 and 4.2 innings, and today manager Joe Girardi dumped him from the Yankees’ rotation. David Phelps will take Nova’s place against the Red Sox tomorrow, with Nova being available out of the bullpen for what…

  19. The Yankees do the rookie hazing thing a little bit differently than other teams

    Sep 24, 2012, 12:03 PM EDT

    Vader

    Some people say that dressing up your rookies in women’s clothes during the de rigueur late season hazing is degrading and possibly homophobic.  I don’t feel too strongly about that. I think it’s kinda lame and unimaginative, but whatever you want to do, go ahead. Extra points to the Yankees, though, for breaking with that…

  20. Andy Pettitte to start Tuesday for the Yankees

    Sep 13, 2012, 5:07 PM EDT

    Andy Pettitte

    Andy Pettitte declared himself ready to return to the rotation following a 55-pitch bullpen session yesterday and apparently the Yankees agreed, because he’ll start Tuesday against the Blue Jays in New York. Pettitte has been out since a line drive fractured his ankle on June 27, but before that he was having a fantastic comeback…

  21. Andy Pettitte thinks he’s ready to rejoin the Yankees rotation

    Sep 12, 2012, 7:43 PM EDT

    Andy Pettitte

    After throwing 55 pitches in a simulated game Wednesday, Andy Pettitte, who has missed 2 1/2 months with a fractured ankle, said he’s ready to start for the Yankees next week. “I did everything I needed to do. I felt good. It’s another step,” he said. “They felt like my stuff was great. I just…

  22. Ivan Nova in, Freddy Garcia out of Yankee rotation

    Sep 12, 2012, 6:10 PM EDT

    Freddy Garcia

    It’s back to mop-up duty for Freddy Garcia. The Yankees’ 35-year-old right-hander, who was initially bounced from the rotation at the end of April, is returning to the pen now to make room for Ivan Nova. Nova, who is recovering from rotator cuff inflammation, will face the Rays on Saturday. He last pitched on Aug.…

  23. The Orioles finally lose a one-run game while the Rays finally win one

    Sep 1, 2012, 5:18 PM EDT

    Molina Vizquel collision Getty

    We’ve heard a lot recently about the Orioles’ success in one-run games and the Rays’ inability to win one. Well, their fortunes finally reversed today. We’ll start with the Orioles. They entered the bottom of the seventh inning with a 3-1 lead against the Yankees, but things unraveled from there. Wei-Yin Chen was ahead of…

  24. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Sep 1, 2012, 8:50 AM EDT

    Orioles Getty

    Many have predicted that the Orioles’ negative run differential would eventually catch up with them. Yet here we are on September 1 and the Orioles are just two games behind the Yankees for first place in the American League East. Fun times. The Orioles continued to put the pressure on last night, topping the Yankees…

  25. Ivan Nova is placed on the disabled list

    Aug 23, 2012, 5:32 PM EDT

    Ivan Nova

    Yesterday I prematurely wrote that the Yankees had placed Ivan Nova on the DL with some sort of arm or shoulder trouble. Turns out he was only reported to be skipping a start.  This time, however, he really is going on the DL. He had an MRI and it showed inflammation in his right rotator cuff.…

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