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  1. Rafael Soriano expected to opt out of contract with Yankees

    Oct 20, 2012, 9:31 AM EDT

    Rafael Soriano Getty

    Hardly shocking news here, but Rafael Soriano is expected to exercise the opt-out clause in his contract with the Yankees and test free agency. Soriano has until three days after the World Series to decide whether to accept his $14 million option for next season or reject it and receive a $1.5 million buyout. Joel…

  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. In bizarre fashion, Jose Valverde’s meltdown pays off for Tigers

    Oct 14, 2012, 1:27 AM EDT

    Jose Valverde

    For all of the drama, Detroit pulled out Saturday’s Game 1 by a 6-4 score in 12 innings. And thanks to Jose Valverde‘s four-run ninth inning, the Tigers… – were able to extend the Yankees pen prior to Hiroki Kuroda making his first ever start on three days’ rest on Sunday. Rafael Soriano and David…

  4. CC Sabathia goes nine as Yankees beat Orioles, move on to ALCS

    Oct 12, 2012, 8:03 PM EDT

    CC Sabathia

    Just as Justin Verlander pitched the Tigers past the A’s, CC Sabathia proved to be the dominant presence as the Yankees beat the Orioles 3-1 in Friday’s decisive Game 5 and advanced to the ALCS. Sabathia, coming off a win in Game 1 in which he nearly went the distance, did go nine this time…

  5. The Orioles and Yankees are headed to extras

    Oct 11, 2012, 10:48 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez Reuters

    There will be extra-inning baseball at Yankee Stadium for a second straight night. The Orioles and Yankees remain tied at 1-1 as we move into the top of the 10th inning. The Yankees went down in order against Darren O’Day in the bottom of the ninth. Russell Martin grounded out and Curtis Granderson flew out…

  6. Yankees edge A’s in 10, Orioles top Red Sox

    Sep 21, 2012, 10:32 PM EDT

    CC Sabathia

    The Yankees and Orioles kept rolling tonight, maintaining one game of separation in the AL East. The Yankees beat the A’s 2-1 in 10 innings on a Russell Martin home run. Rafael Soriano blew a 1-0 lead in the top of the ninth by serving up a home run on a slider to Brandon Moss,…

  7. David Robertson’s woes a worry for Yankees

    Sep 19, 2012, 6:03 PM EDT

    David Robertson

    With Rafael Soriano and left fielder Ichiro Suzuki combining to bail him out of an eighth-inning jam, David Robertson didn’t take his fourth loss in his last 10 appearances today in the first game of a doubleheader against the Blue Jays.  He came pretty close, though. Robertson gave up hits to four of the six…

  8. Yankees, Orioles eek out one-run wins to preserve AL East tie

    Sep 12, 2012, 11:12 PM EDT

    Nate McLouth

    The Orioles got a walkoff win over the Rays in the bottom of the ninth Wednesday, and the Yankees held on against the Red Sox to keep pace in the AL East. Baltimore won 3-2 on a Nate McLouth “single” off the right field wall that scored Manny Machado with one out in the ninth,…

  9. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 50-1

    Sep 7, 2012, 12:10 PM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    Here’s the top 50 of a rather weak free agent class. Again, I didn’t include Robinson Cano, R.A. Dickey and some others whose options are sure to be picked up. Also absent is Mark Reynolds. He is not eligible for free agency, though there’s a good chance he’ll be non-tendered this winter. All ages are…

  10. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 111-81

    Sep 5, 2012, 3:02 PM EDT

    Ben Sheets

    It’s getting to be that time of year, so here is the first of two stabs at a Top 111 free agents list. The other will come shortly after the World Series concludes. Players are ranked based on how I believe teams perceive them, not how I view them myself. Essentially, I rank the players…

  11. The Orioles finally lose a one-run game while the Rays finally win one

    Sep 1, 2012, 5:18 PM EDT

    Molina Vizquel collision Getty

    We’ve heard a lot recently about the Orioles’ success in one-run games and the Rays’ inability to win one. Well, their fortunes finally reversed today. We’ll start with the Orioles. They entered the bottom of the seventh inning with a 3-1 lead against the Yankees, but things unraveled from there. Wei-Yin Chen was ahead of…

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

    Aug 29, 2012, 6:07 AM EDT

    Stephen Strasburg

    Major League Baseball celebrated Otherwise Good Teams Get Shut Out Night last night. It was quite festive. Marlins 9, Nationals 0: Look, maybe this will start a conversation no one thinks we’d ever have about an ace pitcher on a first place team, but maybe the Nationals should consider shutting Stephen Strasburg down (5 IP,…

  13. Rafael Soriano slammed for being a no-show for the media after his blown save

    Aug 28, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    rafael-soriano-yankees

    Rafael Soriano has had a fantastic season overall. Really, if back in April you told the Yankees Universe that Mariano Rivera was gonna miss almost all of the season because of a torn ACL, people would have assumed disaster. Instead, Soriano has nailed down most saves — he’s 33 for 36 where even Mariano River…

  14. A’s sweep Yankees, win fifth straight by one run

    Jul 22, 2012, 8:26 PM EDT

    Coco Crisp

    It took them 12 innings this time, but the A’s completed a four-game sweep of the Yankees on Sunday, this time winning 5-4. They’ve won five straight games by exactly one run. The A’s are the first team since the 1999 Marlins to win five straight by the slimmers of margins. The streak started with…

  15. Mariano Rivera probably won’t pitch this season … but he could

    Jul 10, 2012, 3:02 PM EDT

    Mariano Rivera

    Brian Cashman and everyone with the Yankees has said that Mariano Rivera is out for 2012. Cashman said it as recently as yesterday. But as Joel Sherman reports in the New York Post, at least one person thinks Mo could come back this season: the doctor overseeing his rehab. Dr. Keith Pyne says that Rivera’s timetable…

  16. Aroldis Chapman does somersaults — literally — after notching the save

    Jun 27, 2012, 8:49 AM EDT

    Aroldis Chapman

    Rafael Soriano untucking his shirt? Pfft! Child’s play.  Aroldis Chapman did somersaults off the mound after locking down the save against the Brewers last night: In case this video disappears, watch it here. Dusty Baker was not happy with it afterwards, saying “we don’t play like that.” Teammate Ryan Hanigan said “you can’t be doing that…

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

    Jun 27, 2012, 6:15 AM EDT

    arroyo getty

    Reds 4, Brewers 3: Bronson Arroyo had a no-hitter through seven and then ended up with a no-decision. Guess that happens when you ask a starter who usually throws less than seven innings a start to go eight, eh?  Still a nice game until that eighth, and a win for the Redlegs. Giants 2, Dodgers…

  18. Apparently some people take issue with Rafael Soriano untucking his shirt after a save

    Jun 25, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Atlanta Braves

    Last night, mere seconds after locking down the save in the Yankees-Mets game, Rafael Soriano untucked his shirt. It’s the first time I’ve noticed him doing it, but apparently he does it all the time. OK, whatever. But apparently enough people take issue with this that someone felt the need to ask Joe Girardi about…

  19. Bryce Harper does something Derek Jeter never did

    Jun 16, 2012, 6:06 PM EDT

    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.…

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

    Jun 13, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

    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.…

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

    Jun 11, 2012, 9:45 PM EDT

    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…

  22. Rafael Soriano will keep the Yankees closer job when David Robertson returns

    Jun 1, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

    rafael-soriano-yankees

    Given that David Robertson‘s time as Yankees closer consisted of a blown save and an injury, it’s not that shocking that Rafael Soriano is going to remain the Yankees closer when David Robertson returns from the DL. But in case there was any doubt, Jon Heyman is reporting that the Yankees have, indeed, made that…

  23. David Robertson is still weeks away from rejoining Yankees

    May 31, 2012, 2:44 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees

    David Robertson has been out since May 11 with a strained oblique muscle and today general manager Brian Cashman told Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York that the Yankees reliever is at least two weeks from potentially coming off the disabled list. Robertson was manager Joe Girardi’s initial choice to replace Mariano Rivera as closer,…

  24. Yankees place new closer David Robertson on disabled list with strained oblique

    May 15, 2012, 4:10 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees

    UPDATE: After keeping Robertson active but unavailable for several days New York placed him on the disabled list with a strained oblique muscle, leaving Soriano to close for the near future. ========== David Robertson‘s attempt to replace Mariano Rivera as Yankees closer isn’t off to a great start. Robertson narrowly escaped a jam to record…

  25. David Robertson, Rafael Soriano to share closer duties for a while

    May 4, 2012, 8:06 PM EDT

    david robertson reuters

    MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch spoke to Joe Girardi and he said that, to him at least, it sounds like both Rafael Soriano and David Robertson will be getting save opportunities in Mariano Rivera‘s absence. I figured that it would automatically fall to Robertson because is clearly the better pitcher. But really, if the lack of a…

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