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  1. Mets win four in a row over Yankees, sweep season series for first time ever

    May 30, 2013, 10:26 PM EST

    Dillon Gee AP

    The struggling Mets likely would have signed up for an even split this week against the crosstown Yankees, but they ended up taking all four games. Dillon Gee struck out a career-high 12 over 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball tonight in a 3-1 victory over the Yankees. After taking both games at Citi Field…

  2. Kevin Youkilis to begin rehab assignment this week

    May 26, 2013, 4:25 PM EST

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    Yankees manager Joe Girardi told Mike Vorkunov of the Newark Star-Ledger that third baseman Kevin Youkilis will play in his second extended spring training game on Monday in Tampa, Florida and could embark on a minor league rehab assignment as early as Wednesday if all goes according to plan. “I feel good. I feel healthy,”…

  3. Yankees acquire infielder Reid Brignac from the Rockies

    May 18, 2013, 11:50 AM EST

    Reid Brignac

    CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the Yankees have acquired infielder Reid Brignac from the Rockies. Colorado will receive cash considerations in return. Brignac was designated for assignment by the Rockies on Thursday after he batted .250/.294/.375 with one home run, six RBI and a .669 OPS in 53 plate appearances this season. Originally drafted…

  4. Yankees School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

    May 14, 2013, 9:28 AM EST

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    Every now and again — well, let’s face it, pretty much every day now — I get another email telling me that Vernon Wells — Vernon Bleepin’ Wells — just got another two hits with another homer with another three RBIs and so on. The emails are from Michael Schur, Parks and Recreation executive producer,…

  5. Yankees get infielder Chris Nelson from Rockies

    May 1, 2013, 10:38 PM EST

    chris nelson getty

    From MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch comes word that the Yankees have acquired infielder Chris Nelson from the Rockies for a player to be named later and cash considerations. Nelson was designated for assignment by Colorado on April 28 to clear a roster spot for the arrival of top third base prospect Nolan Arenado. Nelson was batting…

  6. Joe Girardi says Curtis Granderson is “probably pretty close” to returning

    May 1, 2013, 10:47 AM EST

    granderson getty

    It sounds like Curtis Granderson will beat both Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis back from the disabled list, as Yankees manager Joe Girardi said yesterday that the center fielder is “probably pretty close” to returning from a fractured right wrist. There’s no official timetable yet for Granderson’s return, but after talking to Girardi and general…

  7. UPDATE: Kevin Youkilis sent to the 15-day DL

    Apr 30, 2013, 3:09 PM EST

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

    UPDATE: It’s official. Youkilis has been DL’d. They’re calling his injury a “lumbar spine sprain.”  Called up to replace him on the roster is Corban Joseph. 11:03 AM: Kevin Youkilis has had a bad back for a week, though he did tough it out enough to play on Saturday. Yesterday he underwent an MRI. It came…

  8. Kevin Youkilis returns to Yankees’ lineup after missing six games with back injury

    Apr 27, 2013, 3:08 PM EST

    Kevin Youkilis AP

    Kevin Youkilis is back in the Yankees’ lineup this afternoon for the first time in a week, reports Dan Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal. Youkilis missed his sixth straight game yesterday due to lower back tightness, which led to a potential stint on the disabled list, but he was cleared to return after he…

  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. Kevin Youkilis misses fifth straight game with back injury

    Apr 26, 2013, 10:15 AM EST

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

    Kevin Youkilis missed his fifth straight game yesterday with a back injury that was initially only expected to cost him a day or two. Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports that Youkilis tried to take batting practice before last night’s game, but his lower back was too stiff. Yankees manager Joe Girardi told Hoch that Youkilis…

  11. Shin-Soo Choo has been hit by more pitches than every team in baseball

    Apr 23, 2013, 11:19 AM EST

    Miami Marlins v Cincinnati Reds

    I wrote yesterday about how Reds outfielder Shin-Soo Choo had been hit by more pitches than any player in baseball history through this point in the season and then last night he got plunked again. Choo has now been hit 10 times in 19 games. You can read yesterday’s post to see how far ahead…

  12. Alex Rodriguez now able to jog on a treadmill

    Apr 14, 2013, 11:15 AM EST

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    Good news on the Alex Rodriguez rehab front. According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, the veteran third baseman told Yankees manager Joe Girardi on Saturday that he is able to run slowly on a treadmill without feeling any sort of lingering pain or discomfort in his surgically-repaired hip. “He was pretty fired up about that,” Girardi…

  13. Yankees turn triple play against Orioles

    Apr 12, 2013, 9:47 PM EST

    New York Yankees' Sabathia reacts after being called for a balk against the Baltimore Orioles during their American League game in New York

    The Orioles appeared to be mounting a rally in the top of the eighth after surrendering three runs to the Yankees in the bottom of the seventh. Alexi Casilla and Nick Markakis both singled to put runners on first and second with no outs, but after a lengthy battle between starter C.C. Sabathia and third…

  14. MLB will suspend Carlos Quentin eight games

    Apr 12, 2013, 9:05 PM EST

    Carlos Quentin,  Zack Greinke

    The hammer has dropped. Major League Baseball will suspend Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin eight games for charging the mound during last night’s game against the Dodgers, according to Jeff Passan. Indians starter Carlos Carrasco got eight games for throwing at Kevin Youkilis, so the perceived inequality is bound to start some heated debate. Quentin will…

  15. Carlos Carrasco suspended for eight games for throwing at Kevin Youkilis

    Apr 12, 2013, 3:12 PM EST

    Kevin Youkilis

    This in from MLB HQ: Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco has received an eight-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for intentionally throwing at and hitting Kevin Youkilis of the New York Yankees in the top of the fourth inning of the Tuesday, April 9th game at Progressive Field in Cleveland. Carrasco was just sent down to…

  16. The best (and worst) bench-clearing brawls of all time

    Apr 12, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

    Ryan Ventura

    I was not at all pleased to see Carlos Quentin and Zack Greinke go at it last night.  And I am on record as saying that throwing at guys is dumb. And that charging the mound is dumb. I am glad that fights are fewer and more far between now than they used to be…

  17. Will Quentin get a greater suspension because Greinke was injured? Doubtful.

    Apr 12, 2013, 8:40 AM EST

    carlos quentin getty

    After last night’s Dodgers-Padres brawl, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said that Carlos Quentin “shouldn’t play a game until Greinke can pitch.” It’s a totally understandable sentiment. Quentin’s idiocy has caused the Dodgers to lose a key cog in their rotation for a couple months in all likelihood, and it would hardly seem fair if Quentin…

  18. Indians send Carlos Carrasco to Triple-A

    Apr 10, 2013, 4:16 PM EST

    Cleveland Indians v Boston Red Sox

    Rather than waiting around to see if Carlos Carrasco gets suspended again for plunking Kevin Youkilis last night the Indians have decided to demote the right-hander to Triple-A. That means Carrasco’s comeback from Tommy John elbow surgery–which was delayed six games by a suspension left over from 2011–lasted all of one start and 3.2 bad…

  19. Yankees player plays the “no one believed in us” card

    Apr 10, 2013, 11:32 AM EST

    New York Yankees infielder Youkilis takes batting practice during a workout at the team's MLB spring training complex at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida.

    Normally that’s crazy, but actually, in this case, Kevin Youkilis was probably right. The Yankees were considered dead and buried by everyone before a pitch was thrown this season, and that was just irrational. But as Youk tells Mark Feinsand, the Yankees haven’t given up even though, as strange as it sounds to say it,…

  20. Carlos Carrasco: “I really want to say sorry, I don’t want to hit anybody”

    Apr 10, 2013, 10:47 AM EST

    Kevin Youkilis

    Carlos Carrasco‘s return from Tommy John elbow surgery was delayed by having to serve a six-game suspension left over from plunking Billy Butler with a pitch in 2011. With his suspension over, Carrasco returned to the mound last night against the Yankees … and was ejected in the fourth inning for plunking Kevin Youkilis. Carrasco…

  21. Indians’ Carlos Carrasco returns from suspension, gets ejected

    Apr 9, 2013, 8:43 PM EST

    Kevin Youkilis

    Carlos Carrasco opened the 2013 season serving a six-game suspension he received for intentionally drilling Kansas City’s Billy Butler in 2011. Now he could well be looking at another one after seemingly intentionally drilling Kevin Youkilis following a Robinson Cano homer in the fourth inning Tuesday. Immediately after Cano drove a ball out to left…

  22. Prince Fielder powers Tigers past Yankees

    Apr 5, 2013, 4:57 PM EST

    Prince Fielder, Miguel Cabrera

    Prince Fielder saw to it that the Tigers didn’t need a closer today. Fielder hit a three-run homer off Boone Logan in the fifth to give the Tigers the lead and added a two-run blast for insurance in the seventh Friday as the Tigers beat the Yankees 8-3. Fielder’s first homer came immediately after Yankees…

  23. Bobby Valentine still holds a grudge against the Boston media

    Mar 31, 2013, 11:45 PM EST

    Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine walks back to the dugout during their MLB baseball game against New York Yankees in New York

    Bobby Valentine did a less-than-stellar job in his one year as manager of the Boston Red Sox, leading them to a 69-93 record last year — the team’s worst record since they went 62-100 in 1965. Given a chance to speak his mind, Valentine was happy to lash out against the media that covered his…

  24. 2013 Preview: New York Yankees

    Mar 26, 2013, 4:35 PM EST

    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…

  25. 2013 Preview: Chicago White Sox

    Mar 18, 2013, 2:42 PM EST

    Chicago White Sox v Cleveland Indians

    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. Today: the Chicago White Sox. The Big Question: Will the White Sox again exceed low expectations? Last year at this time the…

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