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  1. Report: Biogenesis players ready to accept their bans

    Jul 30, 2013, 7:59 PM EST

    Nelson Cruz, Gary Pettis

    Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan reports that, Alex Rodriguez excepted, the rest of the players involved in the Biogenesis scandal are ready to accept suspensions or 50 games or more. Sources told Passan that the suspensions will come down within 72 hours. The AP is reporting that Friday could be the day. Among those expected to…

  2. Francisco Cervelli shut down for two weeks with stress reaction in elbow

    Jul 4, 2013, 7:00 PM EST

    Francisco Cervelli AP

    The Yankees were hoping to get catcher Francisco Cervelli back from a fractured right hand shortly after the All-Star break, but that won’t happen now. According to the Associated Press, Cervelli will be shut down for the next two weeks after an MRI exam revealed a stress reaction in his right elbow. A stress reaction…

  3. Who is Alex Rodriguez following on Twitter?

    Jun 26, 2013, 11:19 AM EST

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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…

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

    Jun 18, 2013, 4:16 PM EST

    New York Yankees' Kevin Youkilis stretches during MLB spring training workouts in Tampa, Florida

    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…

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

    Jun 14, 2013, 11:19 AM EST

    Rob Thomson, Curtis Granderson

    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…

  6. Looking at the potentially suspended Biogenesis players

    Jun 4, 2013, 9:50 PM EST

    Jhonny Peralta, Jim Leyland, Tony Randazzo

    Let’s run down the list of players connected to Tony Bosch’s Biogenesis clinic as MLB is reportedly preparing to issue 50- or 100-game suspensions. Listed below are players whose names are found in the Biogenesis documents. Other major leaguers may well be involved, as some of Bosch’s clients were listed in code. Since Bosch is…

  7. Report: Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun among players MLB seeks to suspend for Biogensis connection

    Jun 4, 2013, 7:53 PM EST

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    Performance-enhancing drugs loomed large entering the baseball season, amid reports that dozens of players — many of them high-profile stars — could be suspended because of their reported involvement with a clinic that supplied PEDs. That story just got bigger. From ESPN.com investigative reporters T.J. Quinn, Pedro Gomez and Mike Fish: Major League Baseball will…

  8. Yankees call up Austin Romine to replace Francisco Cervelli

    Apr 27, 2013, 1:20 PM EST

    Austin Romine AP

    With Francisco Cervelli slated to miss six weeks following surgery today to repair a fractured right hand, the Yankees have recalled catcher Austin Romine to replace him on the active roster. Romine was hitting .333 (14-for-42) with one home run and four RBI over his first 14 games this season with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The 24-year-old…

  9. Yankees’ Ivan Nova, Francisco Cervelli exit with injuries

    Apr 26, 2013, 8:08 PM EST

    Ivan Nova

    At this rate, the Yankees might run out of players. Two more players are headed to the infirmary as pitcher Ivan Nova and catcher Francisco Cervelli both exited tonight’s game against the Blue Jays with injuries. Cervelli hurt his hand on a foul ball from Jays batter Rajai Davis in the first inning, per ESPN’s…

  10. This guy caught two homers last night in New York

    Apr 19, 2013, 9:05 PM EST

    Didi Gregorius

    The Yankees wrapped up a three-game set with the Diamondbacks last night. It was a 14-inning affair that eventually ended 6-2 in the D-Backs’ favor, but that wasn’t the most interesting thing about the game. Zack Hample, a baseball collector and author of several books including How to Snag Major League Baseballs, caught two home…

  11. Yankees use Robinson Cano at shortstop

    Apr 13, 2013, 6:52 PM EST

    Baltimore Orioles v New York Yankees

    Losing Derek Jeter will make you do crazy things. Like use Robinson Cano at shortstop, which the Yankees did in the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles after having pinch-hit for Jayson Nix. Catcher Francisco Cervelli took Cano’s spot at second base. Cano has logged 10,490 defensive innings at the Major League level, all of…

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

    Apr 4, 2013, 10:01 PM EST

    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…

  13. Report: MLB is “actively going after” any players linked to the Biogenesis clinic

    Mar 16, 2013, 10:30 AM EST

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    It was announced yesterday that Tigers minor league right-hander Cesar Carrillo was suspended 100 games for violating the minor league drug prevention and treatment program. No specific drug was mentioned in the announcement, but it was later confirmed that the suspension was the result of his connection to the Miami-based Biogenesis clinic. But there’s a…

  14. Francisco Cervelli is the Yankees’ starting catcher

    Mar 13, 2013, 1:20 PM EST

    New York Yankees catcher Cervelli smiles as he steps out of the batting cage at the team's spring training camp in Tampa

    Last year around this time the Yankees demoted Francisco Cervelli to Triple-A. He remained there for basically the entire season and hit just .246 with a .657 OPS in 99 games. And now he’s in position to be the Yankees’ starting catcher. Yesterday manager Joe Girardi told Andy McCullough of the Newark Star Ledger that…

  15. Yankees option catcher Austin Romine to Triple-A

    Mar 11, 2013, 9:32 PM EST

    Austin Romine AP

    It’s settled. Barring a last-minute addition, the Yankees will enter the season with a catching tandem of Francisco Cervelli and Chris Stewart. That became the reality this afternoon after prospect catcher Austin Romine was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre among a series of roster cuts. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said back in January that he…

  16. Francisco Cervelli will not play for Italy in the World Baseball Classic

    Feb 16, 2013, 12:30 PM EST

    Francisco Cervelli Reuters

    Francisco Cervelli was listed on Italy’s provisional roster when it was announced last month, but it turns out that he will not participate in the upcoming World Baseball Classic. According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, Cervelli confirmed this morning that he has withdrawn from the tournament. As it stands right now, the 26-year-old projects to…

  17. Francisco Cervelli on link to Biogenesis clinic: “I just went there, talked, and that’s it.”

    Feb 13, 2013, 10:47 AM EST

    New York Yankees' Cervelli walks back to the dugout after striking out against the Washington Nationals in Tampa

    Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli spoke to the media today about being named in the Biogenesis clinic records, admitting that he met with biochemist Anthony Bosch following a 2011 foot injury and denying any wrongdoing: When I got my foot injured in 2011, I checked with doctors and somebody recommended me Biogenesis. I went there for…

  18. Jesus Montero linked to Biogenesis

    Feb 6, 2013, 8:54 AM EST

    Seattle Mariners v Chicago Cubs

    The New York Daily News reports that Mariners catcher Jesus Montero‘s name appears in the Biogenesis records.  Add him to Ryan Braun, Alex Rodriguez, Danny Valencia, Francisco Cervelli, Nelson Cruz, Gio Gonzalez and Yasmani Grandal. The report said he was “named in records.” It does not say if there is any indicia of PED use on…

  19. Ryan Braun’s name discovered in the Biogenesis records

    Feb 5, 2013, 7:42 PM EST

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    From Jeff Passan and Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports: Milwaukee Brewers star Ryan Braun‘s name is in records of the Miami-area clinic alleged to have distributed performance-enhancing drugs to a rash of baseball players, and Major League Baseball will investigate the link to the former MVP who tested positive for illegal synthetic testosterone during the 2011 postseason.…

  20. Francisco Cervelli OK after suffering whiplash in Venezuelan Winter League

    Jan 7, 2013, 8:03 PM EST

    New York Yankees' Cervelli walks back to the dugout after striking out against the Washington Nationals in Tampa

    We heard last week that the Yankees are prepared to begin 2013 with Francisco Cervelli and Chris Stewart as their catching duo, so this report from Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York is worth noting. Francisco Cervelli, who seems to make getting hurt in the off-season or in spring training an annual ritual, suffered a…

  21. Yankees catching prospect Austin Romine likely to begin season in minors

    Jan 4, 2013, 4:25 PM EST

    New York Yankees manager Girardi talks with catcher Romine during a workout in Tampa

    Everyone keeps waiting for the Yankees to do something about their underwhelming catching situation, but no moves appear to be on the horizon and today general manager Brian Cashman revealed that catching prospect Austin Romine is likely headed to Triple-A. “I expect Romine to go to Triple-A,” Cashman said, via Anthony McCarron of the New…

  22. Pirates and Russell Martin agree to two-year, $17 million contract

    Nov 29, 2012, 9:05 PM EST

    Russell Martin Getty

    UPDATE: ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that the Yankees never made Martin an offer. In fact, they haven’t made an offer to any position players so far this offseason. 8:44 PM: David Waldstein of the New York Times reports that Martin agreed to a two-year, $17 million deal with the Pirates. You could understand if the…

  23. Yankees claim catcher Eli Whiteside off waivers from the Giants

    Nov 5, 2012, 6:35 PM EST

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    The Yankees announced this evening that they have claimed catcher Eli Whiteside off waivers from the Giants. It’s your move, Russell Martin. Whiteside, 33, appeared in 12 games with the World Series champion Giants this season and owns a meager .215/.273/.335 batting line and a .608 OPS over 537 plate appearances in the majors. He…

  24. Orioles blank Rays, but Yankees come back against Red Sox to maintain lead in AL East

    Oct 2, 2012, 11:23 PM EST

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    Rays righty James Shields racked up a franchise-high 15 strikeouts in a complete-game effort Tuesday night at Tropicana Field, but the Orioles were able to squeeze out a 1-0 victory thanks to a fourth-inning Chris Davis home run. It was one of only two hits that the Baltimore offense was able to muster in the…

  25. Yankees acquire Chris Stewart from Giants, send “red-eyed and stunned” Francisco Cervelli to Triple-A

    Apr 4, 2012, 4:50 PM EST

    Francisco Cervelli

    Russell Martin will have a new backup this season, as the Yankees acquired journeyman catcher Chris Stewart from the Giants in exchange for minor-league right-hander George Kontos and optioned Francisco Cervelli to Triple-A. Cervelli has been in the majors since 2009, backing up Jorge Posada and then Martin while hitting .272 with a .338 on-base…

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