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  1. Yankees said to be eyeing Twins outfielder Josh Willingham

    Jul 27, 2014, 1:07 PM EDT

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    Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that the Yankees are eyeing Twins outfielder Josh Willingham, who would require less of a committment in years and money than Alex Rios and Marlon Byrd.

  2. Video: Watch Ichiro Suzuki end his homerless drought

    Jul 25, 2014, 11:55 PM EDT

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    Ichiro Suzuki went yard for the first time this season, taking Mark Buehrle deep. He had previously homered on August 30 last year against the Orioles.

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

    Jul 7, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

    Corey Kluber

    It’s Corey Kluber’s world. We’re all just living in it. We had no idea we were, though, because most of us don’t pay a heck of a lot of attention to Corey Kluber. Like, how are we supposed to know it’s his world anyway? What are we, psychic? Put up a sign.

  4. Yankees demote April and May star Yangervis Solarte to Triple-A

    Jul 3, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Yangervis Solarte was one of the Yankees’ biggest bright spots early on this season, coming out of nowhere to make the team as a 26-year-old career minor leaguer, grabbing hold of the starting job at third base, and hitting .300 with six homers and an .834 OPS in 49 games through April and May.

  5. Mark Teixeira has fluid drained from knee, won’t play today

    Jul 2, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

    Mark Teixeira

    According to manager Joe Girardi “he’s played through this and we fully expect him to be back in there tomorrow.”

  6. The Rays set the strikeout record for a single month

    Jul 1, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT

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    In a good way: it was their pitchers, not their hitters.

  7. Someone hacked the Astros’ “Ground Control” database and got their internal trade discussions

    Jun 30, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

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    They could’ve had Ichiro. They could’ve had Giancarlo Stanton. They wanted the world for Bud Norris. Oh, and by the way, the fact that we know this means that someone probably broke the law.

  8. Carlos Beltran can’t throw, so he’s a designated hitter only

    Jun 25, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

    Carols Beltran

    Carlos Beltran has played 17 games for the Yankees since returning from the disabled list for bone spurs in his elbow that may require surgery eventually, but they’ve all been at designated hitter and that’s not going to change anytime soon.

  9. Alfonso Soriano and Ichiro Suzuki are a $25 million platoon

    Jun 6, 2014, 12:33 PM EDT

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    Alfonso Soriano began the season as the Yankees’ everyday designated hitter and Ichiro Suzuki began the season on the Yankees’ bench, but now they’re being platooned in right field … at a combined salary of $25 million.

  10. Yankees place Carlos Beltran on the disabled list

    May 15, 2014, 4:24 PM EDT

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    Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran is headed to the disabled list with a bone spur in his right elbow.

  11. Jacoby Ellsbury out Tuesday with hand issue

    Apr 29, 2014, 6:24 PM EDT

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    Yankees manager Joe Girardi told Joel Sherman of the New York Post that outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury will sit out of Tuesday night’s series-opener against the visiting Mariners due to minor “hand pain.” Ellsbury was run through a range of tests and they showed no structural damage.

  12. Play of the Day: Josh Reddick nails George Springer at third base from right field

    Apr 26, 2014, 10:05 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics

    Athletics right fielder Josh Reddick made a heck of a throw to record the out at third base on the speedy George Springer.

  13. Francisco Cervelli exits with leg injury

    Apr 13, 2014, 10:41 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v New York Yankees

    The Yankees may need a back-up back-up first baseman now.

  14. Ichiro Suzuki on being benched by Yankees: “It’s nothing I’ve ever experienced before”

    Apr 3, 2014, 1:33 PM EDT

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    Ichiro Suzuki is a bench player for the first time in his career at age 40. He’s yet to appear in a game for the Yankees, as they go with Brett Gardner, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Carlos Beltran as the starting outfield, and Suzuki talked to Brendan Kuty of the Newark Star Ledger about how he’s feeling.

  15. The Yankees would eat some of Ichiro’s salary in a trade

    Mar 24, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

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    Jon Heyman has a report that makes baseball sense if and only if you still think of Ichiro as ICHIRO! and don’t acknowledge that he’s a fifth outfielder: The Yankees are said willing to offset a part of Ichiro Suzuki’s $6.5-million salary in the right deal, sources said. The Yankees would seek to receive a…

  16. Could the Yankees find a match for Ichiro Suzuki in the Phillies?

    Mar 9, 2014, 11:30 PM EDT

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    ESPN’s Buster Olney tweeted earlier that Ichiro Suzuki appears to be the odd man out in the Yankees’ outfield and adds that the Phillies could use outfield help. The Yankees, of course, will have recent free agent additions Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran in center and right, respectively, and Brett Gardner in left. Alfonso Soriano…

  17. Ichiro Suzuki wants to play “many” more seasons after 2014

    Mar 2, 2014, 4:10 PM EDT

    New York Yankees' Suzuki runs and watches the ball after he hit a walk-off home run to beat the Texas Rangers in their MLB American League game in New York

    Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki may be 40 years old but he wants to play baseball for a while longer. Via ESPN’s Wallace Matthews: “Retirement from baseball is something I haven’t even thought about,” he said. Asked how many more seasons he thought he could play, Ichiro laughed. “Not just a few,” he said. “Many. For…

  18. Inside Masahiro Tanaka’s debut

    Mar 1, 2014, 4:04 PM EDT

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    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…

  19. Michael Young and the chase for 3,000 hits

    Jan 30, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT

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    Michael Young led the American League in hits for the second time in his career in 2011, finishing with 213. That brought his career total to 2,061 through age 34, and despite a late start — he didn’t collect his first hit in the majors until age 24 — he appeared to have some shot…

  20. Diamondbacks may look to trade J.J. Putz

    Jan 5, 2014, 10:51 AM EDT

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    From Ken Rosenthal’s latest FOX Sports notebook: Don’t be surprised if the Diamondbacks trade right-hander J.J. Putz following their addition of former White Sox closer Addison Reed. Putz is signed for $7 million in 2014, and the D-backs most likely would be required to accept a comparable salary in return. Rosenthal suggests that Yankees outfielder…

  21. Yankees Hot Tub Time Machine

    Dec 18, 2013, 1:18 PM EDT

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    It just gets better and better with the New York Yankees. They just signed Brian Roberts. I wrote before (in my Ichiro Suzuki essay for the 100 greatest players) that this Yankees team would look awfully good … in 2006. But by essentially replacing Robinson Cano with Brian Roberts, they have — in a weird…

  22. Yankees president says team has “absolutely no intention” of trading Brett Gardner

    Dec 15, 2013, 4:31 PM EDT

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    It’s a fact by now that the Yankees have explored a Brett Gardner trade, but it sounds like they’re ready to pull him off the block for the rest of the winter. Yankees president Randy Levine had a radio interview Sunday morning with Ian O’Connor of ESPN New York and discussed the still-swirling Gardner rumors.…

  23. Yankees shopping Ichiro Suzuki

    Dec 8, 2013, 3:58 PM EDT

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    Brett Gardner trade rumors are all the rage at the moment, but he’s not the only Yankees outfielder on the block. This comes from beat writer Chad Jennings of New York’s Journal News: According to one rival executive, the Yankees have also mentioned Ichiro Suzuki’s name in trade talks. There’s no indication that any sort…

  24. Matt Murton is staying in Japan

    Nov 26, 2013, 11:17 AM EDT

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    Matt Murton, who went from being a part-timer and journeyman in America to being a star in Japan, has decided to stay with the Hanshin Tigers for another season. There had been some speculation that Murton might want to give MLB another try at age 32, but instead he’ll get $3.5 million to remain in…

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