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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Hopefully Cliff Lee realizes wins are a dumb stat for pitchers

    Oct 3, 2012, 3:47 PM EDT

    Cliff Lee

    Cliff Lee just tossed six innings of three-run ball in his final start of the season and has so often been the case he took a loss because the Phillies’ lineup scored all of one run. Lee finishes the year with a 3.16 ERA and 207/28 K/BB ratio in 211 innings. And he’s going to…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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.…

  7. 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.…

  8. UPDATE: Ivan Nova to miss a start after feeling “a grab” in his shoulder

    Aug 22, 2012, 5:02 PM EDT

    Ivan Nova

    UPDATE: Sorry for the confusion. I saw one reporter who had Nova going to the DL. Everyone else is reporting that he’ll merely miss a start. 5: 02 PM: Ivan Nova had a bad night last night, and now it’s being reported that he felt “a grab” in his shoulder during his six-run, six-inning performance…

  9. Justin Verlander fans 14 to defeat Yankees

    Aug 6, 2012, 10:53 PM EDT

    Justin Verlander

    Justin Verlander became the first pitcher since Boston’s Pedro Martinez in 1999 to strike out at least 14 Yankees in a 7-2 victory for the Tigers on Monday. Verlander pitched eight innings and allowed both runs in easily outdueling Ivan Nova on the night. Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera homered off Nova, who ended up…

  10. Alex Rodriguez suffers fractured hand on HBP

    Jul 25, 2012, 1:10 AM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez 2

    Alex Rodriguez suffered a non-displaced fracture in his left hand when he was hit by a Felix Hernandez slider on Tuesday night and will go on the disabled list, the Yankees announced after the 4-2 loss to the Mariners. Here’s the video. Even though it wasn’t a fastball at 88 mph, it looked like Rodriguez…

  11. Derek Jeter drops a pop up!

    Jul 8, 2012, 9:56 PM EDT

    Derek Jeter

    It only happens once a decade or so, but Derek Jeter dropped a pop up in the first inning Sunday night, giving the Red Sox an early run. It couldn’t have been a more routine play for Jeter, and he’s always been one of the game’s best shortstops when it comes to handling flyballs. Typically,…

  12. Pedro Ciriaco saves Boston’s bacon in 9-5 win

    Jul 8, 2012, 12:45 AM EDT

    Pedro Ciriaco

    Pedro Ciriaco is so good he even collects hits after the game ends. Making his Red Sox debut Saturday, Ciriaco went 4-for-5 with four RBI in Boston’s 9-5 win over the Yankees in the second game of a doubleheader. His performance caused the Fenway faithful to bring back the “Pedro” chant for the first time…

  13. Yankees rule out Andy Pettitte for two months

    Jun 28, 2012, 5:32 PM EDT

    Andy Pettitte

    The initial word Wednesday was that Andy Pettitte would miss at least six weeks with the broken left fibula he suffered when hit by a Casey Kotchman liner. The Yankees, though, placed him on the 60-day DL today, suggesting that he’ll be put on a rehab plan to return right around Sept. 1. The Bombers…

  14. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 12, 2012, 5:55 AM EDT

    Ivan Nova (47)

    Yankees 3, Braves 0: Ivan Nova shut out Atlanta for seven innings and four relievers handled the last two. Atlanta didn’t even get a runner to third base all night. The Yankees have won four in a row, nine of 11 and are now tied for first place in the AL East. Nationals 6, Blue…

  15. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 7, 2012, 5:50 AM EDT

    Zack Greinke

    Brewers 8, Cubs 0: Zack Greinke mowed ‘em down (7 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 12K). That young man is gonna make a lot of money when he hits free agency this fall. Blue Jays 4, White Sox 0: Brandon Morrow tosses a two-hit shutout. Dude has really put it all together this year. Braves…

  16. Ivan Nova on track to start Saturday after throwing bullpen session

    May 17, 2012, 7:45 PM EDT

    Ivan Nova

    According to Chad Jennings of the Journal News, Ivan Nova is on track to start Saturday against the Reds after making it through a bullpen session this afternoon. Nova was forced to leave his start Monday against the Orioles with a contusion and sprain of his right foot and ankle after attempting to field a…

  17. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    May 15, 2012, 5:54 AM EDT

    Bryce Harper, Nick Hundley, Larry Vanover

    Nationals 8, Padres 5: Bryce Harper golfed one more than 400 feet to straightaway center for his first ever major league homer. He also struck out on four pitches to Joe Thatcher and launched a really loud f-bomb. I love him for both reasons, frankly. And I love how the back end of the Nats…

  18. Ivan Nova exits start with sprained right ankle

    May 14, 2012, 9:45 PM EDT

    Ivan Nova

    Ivan Nova was removed from Monday’s game in the sixth inning with a sprained right ankle. Nova was hurt fielding a tapper near the mound and limped off the field afterwards. He was previously hit in the right foot by a Nick Markakis comebacker in the third, but the incident in the sixth was a…

  19. Photos of the Day: The Highlanders vs. the Red Sox

    Apr 20, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox

    Throwback uniforms are always kinda cool. But I have to admit: the ones the Yankees and the Red Sox are sporting for today’s game are spiffier than most.  The Red Sox: And The Highlanders: Try to tell me those guys don’t look good.

  20. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 10, 2012, 5:56 AM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v Texas Rangers

    Rangers 11, Mariners 5: According to Google Translate, a literal translation of “run support” in Japanese is サポートを実行する.  I have no idea if that covers the actual concept of run support, but I bet after last night Yu Darvish knows. He started out his major league debut by giving up four runs in the first inning…

  21. Michael Pineda complains of sore shoulder after rough night

    Mar 30, 2012, 10:18 PM EDT

    Michael Pineda

    Update: Pineda complained of shoulder soreness after his outing tonight and will undergo an MRI on Saturday. It’s still not official, but now it seems pretty certain that he won’t be in the rotation to start the year. /// Michael Pineda is already hearing the boo-birds in pinstripes, without even having pitched in a regular-season…

  22. Quote of the Day: Ivan Nova feels closer to Mark Teixeira

    Mar 2, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

    Yankees pitcher Nova reacts after getting the Tigers out to end fifth inning of Game 1 of their MLB American League Division Series baseball playoffs at Yankee Stadium in New York

    Out of context, this quote is tender and sweet. Like, I picture Teixeira riding on the handlebars of Nova’s bike and then them having a picnic: “I saw Teix today in a way that I could have never imagined,” pitcher Ivan Nova said. “You should have seen him. I couldn’t stop smiling. It made me…

  23. Yankees to force Michael Pineda, Ivan Nova to compete for rotation spots

    Feb 28, 2012, 5:47 PM EDT

    Phil Hughes, CC Sabathia, Ivan Nova, Hiroki Kuroda

    With A.J. Burnett gone, expectations were that it would come down to Freddy Garcia and Phil Hughes for one spot in the Yankee rotation. Manager Joe Girardi has other ideas, though, announcing Tuesday that CC Sabathia and Hiroki Kuroda were his only starters guaranteed spots. That leaves Michael Pineda and Ivan Nova competing for jobs.…

  24. Yankees, Hiroki Kuroda agree to one-year, $10 million deal

    Jan 13, 2012, 8:45 PM EDT

    kuroda throws getty

    The Yankees are set to acquire right-hander Michael Pineda from the Mariners in a four-player deal, but they aren’t done improving their rotation. Jack Curry of YES Network reports that they have agreed to terms with Hiroki Kuroda on a one-year deal worth between $10-11 million, pending a physical. ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that it’s…

  25. Yankees re-sign Freddy Garcia to one-year, $5 million deal

    Nov 24, 2011, 12:28 PM EDT

    Freddy Garcia, Joe Girardi

    Freddy Garcia and the Yankees have agreed to a one-year, $5 million contract, according to Jon Heyman of SI.com. Garcia proved to be a tremendous bargain for New York this year, winning a rotation spot in the spring training after signing for a minor-league deal and throwing 147 innings with a 3.62 ERA that was…

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