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  1. Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera help lead Yankees to first win of season

    Apr 4, 2013, 10:01 PM EDT

    Andy Pettitte

    It felt like old times tonight in the Bronx, as Andy Pettitte tossed eight innings of one-ball and Mariano Rivera notched the save as the Yankees topped the Red Sox 4-2 for the team’s first victory of the 2013 season. Pettitte was in control for most of the night, scattering eight hits while striking out…

  2. Yankees targeting May 1 for Derek Jeter’s return

    Apr 4, 2013, 4:31 PM EDT

    Derel Jeter

    Derek Jeter told everyone he was on his usual schedule for spring training and that ended up not being the case. Then some folks have said that he may be back by mid-April, but that seems not to be the case now either. Jon Heyman reports that the new target is May 1. Jeter was…

  3. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 1, 2013, 5:50 AM EDT

    Houston Astros fans celebrate Ankiel's home run during their MLB game against Texas Rangers in Houston

    Astros 8, Rangers 2: The fundamental problem with baseball opening with a lone, prime time game is that everyone is watching it. And with all of the attention on one game, people are bound to overanalyze it, draw ridiculous conclusions and reach hard to make meaningful statements because, hey, if it’s the only game it…

  4. DEREK JETER TO NEW YORK: DROP DEAD!!*

    Mar 28, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

    New York Yankees infielder Jeter walks to the dugout after stretching during a workout at the team's MLB spring training complex at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida.

    *This is the headline I’d use for this if I wrote for the New York Post or Daily News. I don’t, though, so assume I’m saying this ironically. In reality this is just a story in Forbes about how Derek Jeter has gone through a lot of effort in order to establish his residence as…

  5. More Giants merchandise has been sold than any other team’s this offseason, Buster Posey the top-selling jersey

    Mar 28, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    buster posey ap

    The website Fanatics.com keeps track of sports merch sales, and they just released the tally for this now, mercifully-concluding offseason: Since the offseason began (October 30, 2012-TODAY), the reigning World Series champions San Francisco Giants have also won the off-season merchandise title. The Giants are currently the number one selling team since the off-season began, beating out the Yankees…

  6. Brian Cashman on Derek Jeter: “We’re just trying to back off and eliminate the pain”

    Mar 28, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Derel Jeter

    By backdating his season-opening stint on the disabled list Derek Jeter is eligible to play for the Yankees on April 6, but it sounds like that has little chance of happening. Jeter last played in a minor-league game Saturday, serving as a designated hitter, and general manager Brian Cashman told Bryan Hoch of MLB.com that…

  7. 2013 Preview: New York Yankees

    Mar 26, 2013, 4:35 PM EDT

    Derel Jeter

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Up next: The New York Yankees. The Big Question: Is the Jeter Dynasty over? People used to predict the end of the…

  8. Derek Jeter is expected to be sidelined until April 6

    Mar 24, 2013, 12:02 PM EDT

    jeter getty

    Derek Jeter can be ruled out for Opening Day. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch on Sunday that the veteran shortstop woke up with soreness in his surgically-repaired ankle after DHing in a minor league game Saturday. Jeter has been shut down for the next two days and is all but certain…

  9. Derek Jeter to DH in minor league game this afternoon, is tired of talking about his ankle

    Mar 23, 2013, 12:01 PM EDT

    Derek Jeter Reuters

    After making it through batting practice and fielding drills this morning, Derek Jeter is set to DH this afternoon in a minor league game. The veteran shortstop was shut down earlier this week due to inflammation in his surgically-repaired left ankle and received a cortisone injection on Wednesday. While Jeter is obviously making progress, he…

  10. Mets officially name David Wright as team captain

    Mar 21, 2013, 9:20 PM EDT

    David Wright AP

    We already knew this was coming at some point, but the Mets made it official this afternoon. David Wright was named the fourth captain in the team’s history, joining John Franco, Keith Hernandez and Gary Carter. Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko are the only other active designated “captains” in…

  11. Derek Jeter to only play in minor league games for the rest of spring training

    Mar 21, 2013, 5:03 PM EDT

    New York Yankees shortstop Jeter sets up for a pitch during a MLB spring training baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Tampa, Florida

    Brian Cashman said today that Derek Jeter will play only in minor league spring training games for the rest of spring training. The move is strategic: by not playing in major league exhibitions, the Yankees can put Jeter on the disabled list retroactive to now in the event he has to begin the regular season…

  12. Derek Jeter gets cortisone shot in surgically repaired ankle

    Mar 20, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

    New York Yankees infielder Jeter walks to the dugout after stretching during a workout at the team's MLB spring training complex at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida.

    Yesterday an MRI exam on Derek Jeter‘s surgically repaired ankle showed mild inflammation after he complained of soreness and today the Yankees shortstop got a cortisone injection. General manager Brian Cashman stressed that the setback isn’t a severe one, but also told Bryan Hoch of MLB.com that Jeter’s status for Opening Day could be in…

  13. MRI shows mild inflammation in Derek Jeter’s left ankle

    Mar 19, 2013, 8:34 PM EDT

    derek jeter spring getty

    Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter began feeling discomfort in his surgically-repaired left ankle on Monday in spring camp, so the Yankees sent him for a range of tests on Tuesday afternoon to ensure that everything was structurally intact. And it was. According to CBS Sports’ Scott Miller, X-rays were negative and an MRI showed only mild…

  14. Derek Jeter could DH on Opening Day

    Mar 19, 2013, 11:32 AM EDT

    New York Yankees shortstop Jeter sets up for a pitch during a MLB spring training baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Tampa, Florida

    Mark Feinsand says: Joe Girardi said Derek Jeter could be the Opening Day DH, but he’s not ruling out the idea of Jeter playing shortstop that day, either. — Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) March 19, 2013   Worth watching, as it may suggest that Jeter’s ankle is going to need a lot of rest this year.…

  15. David Wright to be named Mets team captain

    Mar 18, 2013, 3:02 PM EDT

    David Wright

    Andy Martino reports that the Mets are going to name David Wright “Team Captain” before Opening Day: Team officials refuse to confirm until all plans are finalized, but a person aware of the process said that Wright would want to speak with teammates before officially accepting such an honor. Also, it has not yet been…

  16. Derek Jeter returns to the field

    Mar 14, 2013, 7:14 AM EDT

    New York Yankees shortstop Jeter sets up for a pitch during a MLB spring training baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Tampa, Florida

    Derek Jeter returned last night for his first game action at shortstop since breaking his leg in the ALCS. He got exactly one defensive chance: a grounder right to him, which he fielded cleanly, natch. He said he felt fine. The Yankees say he won’t play back-to-back games in the field for a while. But…

  17. Derek Jeter aims to play shortstop on Wednesday

    Mar 11, 2013, 7:25 PM EDT

    Derek Jeter Reuters

    After spending two games in the designated hitter spot, Derek Jeter is itching to test his surgically-repaired ankle at his familiar shortstop position. According to Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York, Jeter said following today’s Grapefruit League game that the plan is for him to play shortstop Wednesday against the Phillies. After going 1-for-2 with…

  18. Derek Jeter will resume playing shortstop this week

    Mar 10, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

    derek jeter getty

    Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger has an update on the health status of one Derek Jeter: Jeter is scheduled to play as a designated hitter again on Monday. After that, he said, it’s possible he could play shortstop in a game. He plans to discuss the situation with manager Joe Girardi. “If that’s what…

  19. Mariano Rivera spotless in first game action since knee surgery

    Mar 9, 2013, 4:01 PM EDT

    Mariano Rivera Getty

    After announcing his intention to retire following the 2013 season earlier this morning, Rivera made his Grapefruit League debut this afternoon against the Braves. And it didn’t take him long to shake the rust following knee surgery. In his first game action since last May, Rivera notched two strikeouts over a perfect inning of work.…

  20. Derek Jeter in lineup this afternoon for first time since ankle fracture

    Mar 9, 2013, 12:25 PM EDT

    Derek Jeter AP

    Mariano Rivera won’t be the only Yankees’ legend returning to action today. After receiving “final clearance” on his surgically-repaired ankle earlier this week, Derek Jeter will make his Grapefruit League debut this afternoon against the Braves. He’ll serve as the designated hitter and bat leadoff. Jeter hasn’t encountered any setbacks since surgery last October to…

  21. Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte nearing spring debuts

    Mar 8, 2013, 7:13 PM EDT

    New York Yankees infielder Jeter walks to the dugout after stretching during a workout at the team's MLB spring training complex at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida.

    Yankees Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte will each make their Grapefruit League debuts within the next week. Jeter, recovering from left ankle surgery that ended his season abruptly in the 2012 American League Championship Series, received the thumbs-up from his doctor. His debut could come as early as Sunday against the Blue Jays. Manager Joe…

  22. Gold Glove awards set to add ‘sabermetric component’

    Mar 8, 2013, 4:08 PM EDT

    Rays Baseball

    The much-maligned Rawlings Gold Glove awards have long been decided by the managers and coaches around the league, even though such people are left with little enough time to watch other teams when they have to deal with their own for 162 games per season. That’s changing now, if only slightly. Rawlings announced that it’s…

  23. Derek Jeter gets “final clearance” on surgically-repaired ankle

    Mar 7, 2013, 8:33 PM EDT

    jeter getty

    Finally some positive news out of Yankees camp. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, veteran shortstop Derek Jeter was given “final clearance” on Thursday afternoon in North Carolina from the doctor that performed his ankle surgery in late October. In other words, Jeter is free to perform all baseball-related activities and can…

  24. Derek Jeter hoping to make spring debut on March 10

    Feb 25, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Derek Jeter

    Derek Jeter‘s recovery from a broken ankle has gone well enough that the Yankees shortstop has a date in mind for his spring training debut: March 10. Jeter has repeatedly said that he expects to be ready for Opening Day and seeing game action beginning on March 10 would give him plenty of time for…

  25. Alfonso Soriano as a Granderson replacement seems far-fetched

    Feb 24, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    Curtis Granderson

    The silver lining about a 10-week injury to Curtis Granderson: Opening Day is still more than a month away. Losing Granderson’s power is far from an ideal way for the Yankees to start the spring, but it’s hardly a season-wrecker either. And while there might be some concern over whether Granderson will regain his power…

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