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  1. Michael Pineda won’t be cleared to throw before September

    Jun 20, 2012, 4:06 PM EST

    Michael Pineda Reuters

    While in town to be examined by team doctors yesterday Michael Pineda made a surprise appearance in the Yankees clubhouse, hanging out with the new teammates he barely got to know before undergoing shoulder surgery in April. Pineda described himself as “feeling better right now” but was also quick to note that he hasn’t been…

  2. Phil Hughes serves up four homers in 4.1 innings, takes over MLB lead in homers allowed

    Jun 20, 2012, 2:52 PM EST

    New York Yankees v Detroit Tigers

    Just last week I wrote about how Ervin Santana was on pace to allow the third-most homers in baseball history, but now he’s not even the MLB leader in long balls allowed this season. Phil Hughes took over that honor by serving up four homers in 4.1 innings against the Braves today and has now…

  3. Yankees present Chipper Jones with third base

    Jun 20, 2012, 1:38 PM EST

    Chipper Jones, Derek Jeter

    Because Alex Rodriguez isn’t doing much with it anyway. In a pregame ceremony honoring the retiring future Hall of Famer, Derek Jeter and Andruw Jones presented Chipper Jones with the third base bag used at Yankee Stadium in last night’s game. Of course, Chipper and Andruw were teammates in Atlanta for 12 years. Not everyone…

  4. The Braves ended the Yankees’ 10-game winning streak last night

    Jun 20, 2012, 12:17 PM EST

    Atlanta Braves' Heyward, Bourn and Prado celebrate their win against the New York Yankees in their MLB Interleague baseball game in New York

    The Yankees have been so good recently that it’s actually news when they lose a game. After winning 10 straight games, the Bombers were cut down 4-3 by the Braves last night. The Yankees had plenty of chances, especially early on against Tim Hudson, but went just 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position. They also…

  5. AL All-Star balloting update: Jose Bautista joins the leaders

    Jun 18, 2012, 6:18 PM EST

    Jose Bautista

    The latest American League ballot totals are in and the red-hot Jose Bautista has moved into third place in the outfielder voting, with Nelson Cruz dropping out of the lineup to fifth place. Bautista had the AL’s highest vote total last year, but his slow start guarantees he won’t duplicate that feat this year. Instead, it looks…

  6. Bryce Harper does something Derek Jeter never did

    Jun 16, 2012, 6:06 PM EST

    Bryce Harper

    But only after Derek Jeter almost did it himself. Bryce Harper went 0-for-7 with five strikeouts Saturday as the Nationals lost to the Yankees 5-3 in 14 innings. With two outs and the tying run on base in the 14th, Harper grounded out to end the game, his worst to date as a major leaguer.…

  7. Carlos Beltran becomes first switch-hitter to join 300-300 club

    Jun 16, 2012, 11:01 AM EST

    Carlos Beltran Getty

    We already know that Carlos Beltran is awesome, but now he’s historically awesome. Beltran is the first switch-hitter in major league history to amass 300 home runs and 300 stolen bases. He accomplished the feat by stealing second base in the second inning last night. Appropriately enough, it was against the Royals, the team which…

  8. Oh, is it time for Bryce Harper-to-the-Yankees speculation already?

    Jun 15, 2012, 11:00 AM EST

    Nationals Harper looks at his home run against the Blue Jays during the third inning of their MLB Interleague baseball game in Toronto

    You knew this was coming eventually. And really, I ain’t even mad. Because this is so obviously calculated to troll people as opposed to being that classic “the Yankees must obtain every good player ever” kind of chatter that annoys us so that this works better as parody than it does as any sort of…

  9. Brett Gardner doesn’t need surgery on elbow, shut down for 3-4 weeks

    Jun 14, 2012, 7:20 PM EST

    Brett Gardner Getty

    Brett Gardner‘s status was very much in doubt this week as he paid visits to both Dr. James Andrews and Dr. Timothy Kremchek, but the Yankees actually got some good news on his nagging right elbow injury. According to Chad Jennings of the Journal News,  the doctors have diagnosed Gardner with an elbow muscle strain,…

  10. The Mets are appealing a scoring decision to try to get R.A. Dickey a no-hitter. They will lose.

    Jun 14, 2012, 9:19 AM EST

    New York Mets v Washington Nationals

    Lost in the Matt Cain perfect game drama last night was the fact that R.A. Dickey nearly threw a no-hitter of his own. The only blemish: a first inning infield single by B.J. Upton. It was a slow-rolling grounder that Wright tried to barehand and couldn’t.  The Mets, however, are trying to get that single changed…

  11. Brett Gardner downplays talk of missing season, seeks second opinion on elbow

    Jun 13, 2012, 2:14 PM EST

    Brett Gardner Getty

    After his latest setback wiped out another planned minor-league rehab assignment Brett Gardner is getting a pair of opinions on his injured elbow from Dr. James Andrews and Dr. Tim Kremchek. Marc Carig of the Newark Star Ledger reports that the Yankees “refused to fully divulge what doctors have learned” and “declined to share details…

  12. David Robertson to come off DL, rejoin Yankees on Friday

    Jun 13, 2012, 12:16 PM EST

    Reuters David Robertson

    After a brief minor-league rehab assignment for a strained oblique muscle David Robertson is ready to return from the disabled list. Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York reports that Robertson will join the Yankees in Atlanta tonight and then be activated from the DL in time to be available for Friday’s game against the Nationals.…

  13. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 13, 2012, 6:02 AM EST

    Kansas City's Mendoza delivers a pitch against Milwaukee in their MLB baseball game in Kansas City

    Royals 2, Brewers 1: Luis Mendoza took a no-hitter into the seventh, but it was still close as prodigal Royal Zack Greinke was pretty sharp too, striking out eight and allowing one run over seven innings. Billy Butler‘s RBI single in the eighth was the difference. White Sox 6, Cardinals 1: Paul Konerko is batting…

  14. Alex Rodriguez hits record-tying 23rd grand slam

    Jun 13, 2012, 12:23 AM EST

    Alex Rodriguez

    Alex Rodriguez hit his 23rd career grand slam in the Yankees’ comeback win over the Braves on Tuesday, tying Lou Gehrig for the most in history. A-Rod’s homer off Jonny Venters in the eighth gave the Bombers their first four runs, tying the game. The Yankees went on to win 6-4. The grand slam crown…

  15. Mariano Rivera finally had his surgery

    Jun 12, 2012, 6:00 PM EST

    Mariano Rivera

    Mariano Rivera’s much-delayed ACL surgery was finally performed today.  You’re not gonna believe this, but the doctors say the surgery was a success.  Glad to hear that, of course, but we all still await the athlete’s surgery which is characterized as “a total cluster.” Rivera expects to miss the whole season.

  16. Don’t expect many strikeouts in Twins-Phillies game tonight

    Jun 12, 2012, 4:16 PM EST

    contact poster

    There are lots of big-name starters pitching tonight–Felix Hernandez, Adam Wainwright, Zack Greinke, Johnny Cueto, Madison Bumgarner, CC Sabathia–but to me the most interesting matchup of the day involves a pair of back-of-the-rotation starters in the Minnesota-Philadelphia game. Nick Blackburn of the Twins and Kyle Kendrick of the Phillies have two of the four lowest…

  17. “You should be rewarding Roger Clemens, not prosecuting him”

    Jun 12, 2012, 4:00 PM EST

    Rusty Hardin

    If you looked at that headline and guessed “things Roger Clemens’ lawyer said during closing arguments today,” well, you’re correct. Which, while a little over the top, isn’t terribly surprising. The defense attorney is always going to paint his client as virtuous and the opposition as evil. Which is why it was rather strange to hear…

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

    Jun 12, 2012, 5:55 AM EST

    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…

  19. David Robertson could rejoin the Yankees’ bullpen this weekend

    Jun 11, 2012, 9:45 PM EST

    Reuters David Robertson

    David Robertson has been sidelined for nearly a month with a left oblique strain, but the Yankees could finally have him back in their bullpen for Friday’s series opener against the Nationals. According to Barry M. Bloom of MLB.com, Robertson tossed a scoreless inning in his first rehab appearance yesterday with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Yankees manager…

  20. AL All-Star voting updates

    Jun 11, 2012, 4:00 PM EST

    All Star Game Logo

    The league just announced the latest in the All-Star Game voting for the American League. Here’s where it stands. The only particularly close race right now is for the third outfield slot, which is a three-way deal between Nelson Cruz, Jose Bautista and Adam Jones. Catcher Mike Napoli: 1,640,160 Joe Mauer: 912,997 First Base Prince…

  21. Mets “fans” really hate Jon Rauch right now

    Jun 11, 2012, 3:36 PM EST

    Mets pitcher Jon Rauch walks to the dugout during their Interleague MLB baseball game in Toronto

    Jon Rauch didn’t have the best game ever yesterday. Indeed, he gave up a walkoff homer to Russell Martin and lost the game.  It happens. It’s rough being a relief pitcher. You win some, you lose some, you save some. But some alleged Mets fans don’t seem to allow for that, and they are filling…

  22. Can MLB do anything about video of an alleged spitball?

    Jun 11, 2012, 8:48 AM EST

    Rivera spitball

    In the wake of the alleged Jose Valverde spitball thing, the first question many people asked me was whether MLB can or would do anything about it.  My guess, based on recent history, is that they probably can do something but probably won’t either, for a couple of reasons. The history: in game 3 of…

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

    Jun 11, 2012, 5:40 AM EST

    Torii Hunter, Mark Trumbo

    Angels 10, Rockies 8: Mark Trumbo hit two three-run homers to help the Angels complete what was nothing short of an annihilation of the Rockies’ pitching staff. Trumbo is at .326/.380/.632. It would have been optimistic to predict those numbers from Pujols before the season started. Nationals 4, Red Sox 3: Bryce Harper had the…

  24. Hiroki Kuroda has ankle bruise, expects to make next start

    Jun 10, 2012, 11:17 AM EST

    kuroda getty

    Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda was forced from a brilliant outing Friday night against the Mets after getting struck in the left ankle by a Daniel Murphy line drive. But X-rays turned up negative for a fracture and he’s on track to make his next scheduled start Wednesday against the Braves in Atlanta. According to Marc…

  25. Brett Gardner could be out through All-Star break after another setback with elbow

    Jun 9, 2012, 4:45 PM EST

    Brett Gardner Getty

    Bad news for the Bombers. According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, Brett Gardner felt more pain in his elbow this morning after playing a rehab game with Low-A Charleston last night and will see a doctor on Monday. This is his second time he has been pulled off a rehab assignment since being placed on…

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