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  1. Grady Sizemore’s first two at-bats since 2011: Single, Homer

    Mar 31, 2014, 4:40 PM EST

    Grady Sizemore Red Sox

    Grady Sizemore’s comeback story keeps getting better. Playing in his first regular season game since 2011, the Red Sox center fielder singled in his first at-bat and then homered in his second at-bat.

  2. Travis Hafner goes into college coaching, but still wants to play

    Jan 16, 2014, 10:47 AM EST

    Travis Hafner

    Travis Hafner hasn’t officially called it a career despite hitting just .202 with a .679 OPS in 82 games for the Yankees last season, but the former slugger has gone into coaching. Dennis Manoloff of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Hafner has joined the coaching staff at Notre Dame College–which is not to be…

  3. The Yankees agree to a one-year, $2 million deal with Brian Roberts

    Dec 17, 2013, 9:22 AM EST

    Brian Roberts AP

    “Ground ball to Jeter, he tosses it to Roberts, Roberts relays it to Teixeira and . . . oh, man. All three of them broke their hips.” Brian Roberts and Yankees have agreement for 1-year deal worth around $2 million plus incentives, sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal and me. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 17, 2013  …

  4. Let’s not overstate the impact Yankee Stadium will have on Brian McCann

    Nov 24, 2013, 6:05 PM EST

    Brian McCann AP

    As soon as the Yankees’ signing of free agent catcher Brian McCann to a five-year, $85 million contract was announced, the projections started rolling in. “McCann will hit 35-40 HRs with Yankee Stadium as home ballpark,” tweeted David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Others were less bold, suggesting 35 as a ceiling for the former…

  5. Travis Hafner activated by the Yankees, is still alive

    Sep 25, 2013, 1:02 PM EST

    Travis Hafner

    I just read that Travis Hafner was activated by the Yankees and I legitimately thought “wait, Travis Hafner still plays?” The stuff where he did moderately well for the Yankees for the first part of the season seemed like two years ago and I swore I remember an interview with him from this summer in…

  6. Travis Hafner headed to disabled list with shoulder injury

    Jul 27, 2013, 4:07 PM EST

    Travis Hafner Getty

    UPDATE: No word on the results of the MRI exam, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi told Jack Curry of YES Network that Hafner is headed to the disabled list. 12:01 PM: Travis Hafner has really scuffled for a couple of months now and it comes as no surprise that his health could be a big…

  7. Report: Yankees to reunite with Alfonso Soriano

    Jul 23, 2013, 2:26 AM EST

    Alfonso Soriano

    The New York Post reports that the Yankees are close to bringing Alfonso Soriano back to the Bronx, with the Cubs getting a mid-level prospect in return. Cash would facilitate the deal. Soriano is owed about $7 million for the rest of this year and then $18 million in the final year of his eight-year,…

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

    Jul 11, 2013, 7:01 AM EST

    Josh Hamilton

    Angels 13, Cubs 2: It’s almost as if Josh Hamilton hadn’t totally forgotten how to play baseball or something. Go figure. Two homers and five RBI in this romp. One of his homers was back-to-back with a Pujols home run. First time that’s happened this year. Nationals 5, Phillies 1: The Nats hit four homers…

  9. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 14, 2013, 6:45 AM EST

    New York Yankees v Oakland Athletics

    Athletics 3, Yankees 2: Looking at the Yankees side of the box score and noting Robinson Cano‘s contributions compared to everyone else’s and this comes to mind. Mark Teixeira, Travis Hafner, Kevin Youkilis and Vernon Wells combined to go 0 for 28 with 12 strikeouts in this marathon game. And while, yes, hats off to…

  10. Athletics defeat Yankees in 18 innings, sweep three-game series

    Jun 13, 2013, 10:09 PM EST

    Nate Freiman Getty

    It took five hours and 34 minutes, but the Athletics finished off a three-game sweep of the Yankees with a 3-2 win in 18 innings this evening at O.Co Coliseum. Nate Freiman played hero for the Athletics, as he dropped a one-out single into left field off Mariano Rivera to drive in John Jaso for…

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

    Jun 12, 2013, 6:22 AM EST

    San Francisco Giants v Pittsburgh Pirates

    The losing team scored two runs in eight of last night’s fifteen games. I have no idea if that’s uncommon or not, but I noticed it and I’m going to pretend it’s a sign or portent or something. Anyway: Pirates 8, Giants 2: Welcome to the big leagues Gerrit Cole. The 2011 number one pick…

  12. Lyle Overbay is starting in right field for the Yankees

    Jun 3, 2013, 3:15 PM EST

    Lyle Overbay

    Lyle Overbay is 36 years old and has played 1,375 games in the big leagues spread over 13 seasons for six different teams. He’s never played a position other than first base or designated hitter. Until tonight, because Overbay is starting in right field for the Yankees. Overbay did a decent job filling in for…

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

    May 21, 2013, 6:49 AM EST

    Clayton Kershaw

    Dodgers 3, Brewers 1: After the last scene of Don Mattingly’s managerial life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that at many times along the path of his time in Los Angeles, especially at the very lowest and saddest times, there was only one set of footprints. Clayton Kershaw then whispered, “My precious…

  14. Robinson Cano homers twice in win over Blue Jays

    May 18, 2013, 5:20 PM EST

    Robinson Cano Getty

    Robinson Cano homered twice while David Phelps had the longest outing of his career as the Yankees topped the Blue Jays 7-2 this afternoon at Yankee Stadium. Brandon Morrow, who was recently skipped twice in Toronto’s rotation due to neck and back tightness, gave up five runs in five innings in the loss. Cano did…

  15. Curtis Granderson making first career start in right field

    May 18, 2013, 11:27 AM EST

    Curtis Granderson Getty

    Curtis Granderson was moved to left field when he returned from the disabled list this week, but he’ll make his first career start in right field this afternoon against the Blue Jays. According to Chad Jennings of the Journal News, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Granderson was “fine” with the latest move when they discussed…

  16. Travis Hafner has a sore shoulder. To get an MRI

    May 14, 2013, 4:30 PM EST

    Travis Hafner

    Travis Hafner has been a key part of the Yankees early season surprise. But he’s also Travis Hafner: Hafner sore right shoulder, go for MRI, will miss at least few days #Yankees — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) May 14, 2013   You hope it’s not serious, but he may as well have legally added the words…

  17. Curtis Granderson rejoins Yankees as left fielder and cleanup hitter

    May 14, 2013, 3:45 PM EST

    granderson getty wide

    After missing the first 38 games of the season with a fractured forearm Curtis Granderson is off the disabled list and in the Yankees’ lineup for tonight’s game against the Mariners, playing left field and batting cleanup. Granderson went 8-for-20 (.400) with one homer on a brief minor-league rehab assignment, notching at least one hit…

  18. 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,…

  19. April leaders: MLB’s best after one month

    May 1, 2013, 12:48 PM EST

    Matt Harvey

    Touring a handful of first-month leaderboards, with Matt Harvey leading the way.

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

    May 1, 2013, 6:52 AM EST

    Washington Nationals v Atlanta Braves

    Braves 8, Nationals 1: That’s nine straight wins by the Braves over the Nats dating back to last season. Someone should ask Danny Espinosa if he’s impressed by the Braves yet. Tim Hudson notched his 200th career win. In pretty grand style, too: he homered and doubled in addition to pitching seven strong innings. Indians…

  21. Travis Hafner stole a base and tried to bunt for a hit

    Apr 22, 2013, 11:19 AM EST

    Travis Hafner

    Not only is Travis Hafner hitting .319 with a 1.120 OPS for the Yankees, he’s turned back to the clock to when he was a bunting, base-stealing machine. Well, actually he’s never been either of those things. Until yesterday, that is. Hafner stole second base without a throw, which was his first steal since 2010…

  22. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Apr 20, 2013, 9:04 AM EST

    Vernon Wells

    Ho-hum. Just another day of Vernon Wells, Travis Hafner and Lyle Overbay doing the heavy lifting for the Yankees’ offense. Wait, what’s that? Wells, Hafner, and Overbay all homered last night as the Yankees topped the Blue Jays 9-4 at Rogers Centre in Toronto. After dropping four out of their first five games, the Yankees…

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

    Apr 18, 2013, 5:55 AM EST

    Jay Bruce

    Reds 1, Phillies 0: CONTINUED FROM TUESDAY NIGHT: Nine minutes, a quick score and then the whole thing was over. About as good a night as you coulda hoped for when you were 17, but for the Phillies this had to be disappointing. Reds 11, Phillies 2: Well, maybe not as disappointing as this. The…

  24. Robinson Cano breaks out with two homers in Yankees’ victory

    Apr 8, 2013, 8:12 PM EST

    New York Yankees v Cleveland Indians

    Robinson Cano hit a pair of homers, doubled, walked and scored four runs Monday in the Yankees’ 11-6 win over the Indians. The game featured Travis Hafner hitting a three-run homer in his return to Cleveland. Hiroki Kuroda, who left his last start with bruised fingers after getting hit in the hand by a comebacker,…

  25. Travis Hafner hits a homer in his first at bat vs. Indians pitching since leaving via free agency

    Apr 8, 2013, 4:24 PM EST

    Travis Hafner

    Travis Hafner spent a decade in Cleveland. And, injuries notwithstanding, was pretty popular. Today the Yankees are in Cleveland for the Indians’ home opener. A few minutes ago, during pregame introductions, Hafner was politely applauded by the local fans, no doubt mindful of the good times they all used to have. Then, just now, in…

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