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  1. Masahiro Tanaka to throw against live hitters Saturday

    Aug 21, 2014, 2:24 PM EST

    Masahiro Tanaka

    Masahiro Tanaka’s attempt to avoid Tommy John elbow surgery with the rest-and-rehab approach has gone well enough that the Yankees right-hander will face live hitters for the first time Saturday.

  2. Yankees plan to shift David Phelps from the rotation to the bullpen

    Aug 21, 2014, 12:16 PM EST

    New York Yankees v Baltimore Orioles

    Phelps started 17 games with a 4.28 ERA before being shut down with elbow problems three weeks ago.

  3. A pitch clock in Major League Baseball? No thanks.

    Aug 21, 2014, 9:08 AM EST

    Play Clock

    It feels like baseball is interested in continuing its bad habit of solving minor problems in the most disruptive and gimmicky way possible.

  4. Masahiro Tanaka throws all his pitches in bullpen session

    Aug 20, 2014, 6:21 PM EST

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    Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka was diagnosed in early July with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow — the injury that almost always leads to Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery — but he’s trying the rest and rehab route first and it’s actually going pretty smoothly so far.

  5. Carlos Beltran scratched from Yankees’ lineup with more elbow problems

    Aug 20, 2014, 4:46 PM EST

    Carols Beltran

    Over the weekend Carlos Beltran was cleared to play the outfield for the first time since May, but now his season-long elbow problems have returned and the 37-year-old has been scratched from the Yankees’ lineup.

  6. Derek Jeter, Andrew McCutchen do the ice bucket challenge

    Aug 20, 2014, 9:41 AM EST

    Ice Bucket

    In addition to raising awareness of a good cause, Jeter’s challenge raised awareness of CC Sabathia’s actual existence.

  7. Of course you want to see a corn maze portraying Derek Jeter’s face

    Aug 18, 2014, 9:16 AM EST

    derek jeter getty

    I mean really, what better do you have to do right now. Work?

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

    Aug 18, 2014, 5:30 AM EST

    Lloyd McClendon, Tony Randazzp

    An ump show in Detroit couldn’t stop the Mariners’ momentum.

  9. Joe Maddon not thrilled with cheers for Derek Jeter at Tropicana Field

    Aug 17, 2014, 10:20 PM EST

    Joe Maddon

    Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter broke a 2-2 tie in the ninth inning last night and was cheered for at Tropicana Field, which rubbed Rays manager Joe Maddon the wrong way.

  10. Alex Rodriguez working out in preparation for the 2015 season

    Aug 17, 2014, 7:45 PM EST

    Alex Rodriguez Reuters

    Alex Rodriguez has been preparing for the 2015 season by working out at the University of Miami and at UCLA in Los Angeles.

  11. Masahiro Tanaka throws first bullpen session since being shut down with elbow injury

    Aug 16, 2014, 2:35 PM EST

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    Masahiro Tanaka was placed on the disabled list in early July with a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing elbow.

  12. Carlos Beltran playing right field for the first time since May 11

    Aug 16, 2014, 1:49 PM EST

    Carlos Beltran Getty

    Carlos Beltran has been limited to DH duty due to an elbow issue.

  13. Masahiro Tanaka will throw a 25-pitch bullpen on Saturday

    Aug 15, 2014, 11:25 PM EST

    Masahiro Tanaka

    Masahiro Tanaka will throw 25 fastballs in a bullpen session on Saturday as the Yankees attempt to get him back into pitching shape for a late-September return.

  14. Joe Posnanski ranks all 30 MLB ballparks

    Aug 15, 2014, 2:58 PM EST

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    Joe Posnanski ranks all 30 MLB ballparks. Spoiler alert: Wrigley Field is No. 1.

  15. Here’s today’s dose of barfy Derek Jeter sentiment

    Aug 15, 2014, 9:24 AM EST

    Jeter Respect

    Why Derek Jeter deserves to play in October during his final season when most greats don’t is beyond me.

  16. Jonathan Schoop owns the Yankees (and is terrible against everyone else)

    Aug 14, 2014, 12:02 PM EST

    Jonathan Schoop

    Orioles rookie Jonathan Schoop homered against the Yankees last night for the second straight game and the 23-year-old infielder has hit .379 with four homers, two doubles, and a 1.262 OPS in nine games versus New York.

  17. Clean up your baserunning rules, MLB

    Aug 14, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

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    Home plate doesn’t have a monopoly on problematic rules.

  18. Brian McCann due back from concussion on Saturday

    Aug 13, 2014, 11:34 PM EST

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    Yankees manager Joe Girardi told MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch that he expects catcher Brian McCann to be activated off the 7-day concussion disabled list this Saturday.

  19. Masahiro Tanaka throws 10 fastballs on flat ground, hopes to return to Yankees this season

    Aug 13, 2014, 8:43 PM EST

    masahiro tanaka getty

    Masahiro Tanaka was diagnosed last month with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow and that injury pretty much always leads to Tommy John reconstructive surgery, but the right-hander is still holding out hope that rest and rehab will do the trick.

  20. Yankees skipping Hiroki Kuroda’s turn in the rotation

    Aug 13, 2014, 11:50 AM EST

    Hiroki Kuroda

    Hiroki Kuroda is the last pitcher standing in the Yankees’ injury wrecked original starting rotation.

  21. Base-running madness in the Yankees-Orioles game

    Aug 12, 2014, 11:50 AM EST

    Bud Norris

    Carlos Beltran and Chase Headley were both credited with stolen bases, Bud Norris and Manny Machado were both credited with errors, and the Orioles ended up blowing out the Yankees anyway.

  22. Buck Showalter wants to give Derek Jeter a picture of the Jeffrey Maier home run as a retirement gift

    Aug 12, 2014, 10:33 AM EST

    Maier home run

    I assume the amount of crap that Derek Jeter does not give about this quip is incalculable by current mathematics.

  23. Michael Pineda will rejoin the Yankees’ rotation Wednesday

    Aug 11, 2014, 3:20 PM EST

    Michael Pineda

    Pineda made just two minor-league rehab starts and logged just 3.1 and 4.1 innings in those outings, so he’ll likely be on a limited pitch count initially.

  24. White Sox great Paul Konerko feeling “lucky” as 18-year career winds down

    Aug 11, 2014, 12:28 PM EST

    Paul Konerko

    White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko isn’t getting a city-by-city farewell tour like Derek Jeter, but the 38-year-old six-time All-Star is retiring after 18 seasons in the majors.

  25. VIDEO: Derek Jeter passes Honus Wagner for sixth on all-time hits list

    Aug 9, 2014, 3:31 PM EST

    Derek Jeter AP

    After tying Honus Wagner for sixth on MLB’s all-time hits list last night, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter moved into sole possession this afternoon with an infield single against Indians right-hander Corey Kluber in the bottom of the sixth inning.

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