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  1. CC Sabathia says he’s “a little” concerned about his left elbow

    Oct 20, 2012, 4:15 PM EDT

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    While CC Sabathia refuses to blame his left elbow for his poor performance in Game 4 of the ALCS against the Tigers on Thursday, he told George A. King of the New York Post today that he’s a little concerned about his upcoming visit to Dr. James Andrews. “A little bit,” the Yankees ace said…

  2. Derek Jeter undergoes surgery to repair left ankle fracture

    Oct 20, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

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    The Yankees just announced that Derek Jeter underwent surgery today in North Carolina to repair a left ankle fracture. Jeter battled foot and ankle injuries down the stretch, but he suffered the fracture while trying to make a play on a ground ball in the 12th inning in Game 1 of the ALCS against the…

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

    Oct 20, 2012, 9:31 AM EDT

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    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…

  4. Hal Steinbrenner says Alex Rodriguez is getting too much of the blame

    Oct 19, 2012, 7:01 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez Getty

    Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner had a telephone interview with the Associated Press earlier today and you’ll be shocked to learn that he was asked about Alex Rodriguez. While Steinbrenner wouldn’t discuss any speculation about whether Rodriguez will be back in New York next season, he did say that the the 37-year-old is getting too much…

  5. Heyman: Yankees have no interest in retaining Nick Swisher

    Oct 19, 2012, 6:08 PM EDT

    Nick Swisher

    According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, the Yankees will make free-agent-to-be Nick Swisher a qualifying offer this winter, but they have “no interest” in re-signing him to a multiyear deal. The qualifying offer, which would be worth about $13.5 million for 2013, would secure the Yankees a draft pick if Swisher leaves as a free…

  6. Raul Ibanez is a big, hairy monster

    Oct 19, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    Raul Ibanez

    Yankees GM Brian Cashman had some, well, interesting quotes after the Yankees got swept out of the ALCS on Thursday. Here’s one of them: Raul Ibanez didn’t hit in last year’s postseason for Philadelphia; he hit in this postseason for us in a massive way. Why did we gravitate to him? He’s left-handed, he’s got…

  7. Matt LaPorta undergoes hip surgery to repair torn labrum

    Oct 19, 2012, 12:30 PM EDT

    Matt LaPorta

    Matt LaPorta was already facing an uncertain future in Cleveland after repeatedly struggling in various stints with the Indians and now he’ll have to come back from hip surgery. Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports that LaPorta underwent surgery yesterday to repair a torn labrum in his left hip and “will need three to four months…

  8. Yankee Stadium boos “spooked a lot of guys” according to anonymous Yankee

    Oct 19, 2012, 10:10 AM EDT

    ghost boo

    Earlier this week Nick Swisher talked about how getting booed by the home crowd at Yankee Stadium really upset him and apparently he wasn’t alone. John Harper of the New York Daily News spoke to an unnamed Yankees player who claims the booing affected the team’s performance: I really think the booing spooked a lot…

  9. Brian Cashman on CC Sabathia: “We’re going to look at that elbow, no doubt about it”

    Oct 19, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    CC Sabathia

    CC Sabathia insisted after last night’s ugly outing that the elbow problems he dealt with earlier in the season weren’t an issue, but general manager Brian Cashman noted that the Yankees will ask him to get checked out anyway. “Let’s put it this way, we’re going to look at that elbow, no doubt about it,”…

  10. This just isn’t the time for Yankees to trade Alex Rodriguez

    Oct 19, 2012, 1:04 AM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez

    As far as I can tell, Alex Rodriguez committed two crimes this month. He played pretty horribly in the playoffs, which hardly put him among the minority of Yankees hitters, and he embarrassed his team by reportedly trying to get a woman’s digits from the dugout. In the case of the latter, absolutely no one…

  11. Alex Rodriguez says he has no plans to waive no-trade clause

    Oct 18, 2012, 9:33 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez Getty

    The Yankees have been ousted from the postseason, but the saga of Alex Rodriguez continues. Rodriguez told Peter Botte of the New York Daily News after today’s loss to the Tigers that he has no plans to waive his no-trade clause and intends to return to the Yankees next season. “That’s correct. I will be…

  12. Ranking the blame as Yankees get swept

    Oct 18, 2012, 7:47 PM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    It takes more than a couple of goats for a team to get swept in a seven-game series. Let’s run down the five people most responsible for the Yankee meltdown. Derek Jeter‘s ankle not being a person, we’ll leave it out of this. 5. Eric Chavez – Alex Rodriguez struggled mightily, yet Chavez was worse.…

  13. Tigers finish off sweep of Yankees to advance to World Series

    Oct 18, 2012, 7:36 PM EDT

    Tigers Reuters

    We know one team who will still be alive next Wednesday. Finishing off a thoroughly dominating performance, the Tigers topped the Yankees 8-1 at Comerica Park today to sweep the ALCS in four games and advance to the World Series. CC Sabathia is a pretty good pitcher to have on your side facing elimination, but…

  14. Alex Rodriguez flies out in pinch-hit appearance in Game 4 of ALCS

    Oct 18, 2012, 6:42 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez Getty

    Max Scherzer was pulled for left-hander Drew Smyly with two on and two outs in the top of the sixth inning, so Joe Girardi called on Alex Rodriguez to pinch-hit for Raul Ibanez. However, there was no redemption to be found. Rodriguez hit a routine fly ball to center field to strand two runners and…

  15. UPDATE: Tigers up 6-0 in the bottom of the fourth — Sabathia knocked out of the game

    Oct 18, 2012, 5:48 PM EDT

    CC Sabathia

    UPDATE: Make it 6-0. Delmon Young singled and Johnny Peralta homered. Then Andy Dirks doubled and Joe Girardi came and got Sabathia.  There are still many innings to play here, but, it looks the Tigers are World Series bound. 5:41 PM: Make it 4-0: Miguel Cabrera just hit a two-run shot in the bottom of…

  16. ALCS Game 4 lineups: A-Rod, Granderson (still) benched

    Oct 18, 2012, 1:48 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees - Game One

    Here are the lineups for Game 4 of the ALCS between the Yankees and Tigers, in Detroit: NEW YORK YANKEES DETROIT TIGERS 1. Ichiro Suzuki, LF 1. Austin Jackson, CF 2. Nick Swisher, RF 2. Omar Infante, 2B 3. Robinson Cano, 2B 3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B 4. Mark Teixeira, 1B 4. Prince Fielder, 1B 5.…

  17. Alex Rodriguez would not block a trade to a big market team

    Oct 18, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT

    alex rodriguez getty

    Every fall I wonder what the dominant hot stove story is going to be. The one where, every time we do a post about it, someone says “I am SO SICK of this!” Usually it’s a big free agent like Cliff Lee or Albert Pujols. Sometimes it’s the story of a little free agent —…

  18. Phil Hughes is healthy, available out of Yankees’ bullpen

    Oct 18, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

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    Phil Hughes‘ back stiffness was bad enough to force him out his Game 3 start after just three innings, but the right-hander now feels good enough that he could be available out of the Yankees’ bullpen tonight. Hughes told Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York that he could have remained in the game beyond three…

  19. Ivan Rodriguez to throw out first pitch before Game 4

    Oct 18, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    ivan rodriguez tigers

    It’s not quite Mariano Rivera throwing out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium before Game 3 of the ALDS, but this should be pretty cool: Ivan Rodriguez will throw out the first pitch tonight at Comerica Park. Rodriguez signed with the Tigers as a free agent in 2004 when they were coming off a 119-loss…

  20. A-Rod’s 2009 never happened, people. Got me? IT NEVER HAPPENED

    Oct 18, 2012, 9:50 AM EDT

    Airbrush

    While I take issue with the reporting of the role that the flirting business is playing in A-Rod’s benching, I don’t take issue with the chorus of voices speculating that A-Rod is on his way out of town.  I mean, if I’m the Yankees I try to give him a healthy spring to see what…

  21. Despite denials, writers continue to run with the “A-Rod was benched because he was flirting” story

    Oct 18, 2012, 6:58 AM EDT

    ALCS Yankees Tigers Baseball

    Yesterday Bob Klapisch, with no support whatsoever beyond his own speculation, said it was “unquestionable” that the Yankees benched Alex Rodriguez for Game 3 and Game 4 of the ALCS because of that New York Post story about A-Rod giving his phone number to some women in the stands during Game 1. Then this happened:…

  22. Jason Motte makes the two-inning save look easy against Giants

    Oct 18, 2012, 1:08 AM EDT

    Jason Motte,Yadier Molina

    Jason Motte had never had a two-inning save before the Cardinals asked him to get six outs in a two-run game after Wednesday’s long rain delay. Not only did he do the job, but he made it a breeze, retiring every Giant he faced as St. Louis won 3-1. In so doing, Motte became just…

  23. 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…

  24. Game 4 of ALCS postponed due to rain in Detroit

    Oct 17, 2012, 9:22 PM EDT

    comerica park rain getty

    From Bryan Hoch of MLB.com comes word that Game 4 of the ALCS has been postponed due to rainy conditions in and around Comerica Park. It will be made up at 4:07 p.m. ET on Thursday. CC Sabathia and Max Scherzer didn’t even bother warming up, so they’ll both be fresh for the makeup. The rest of…

  25. An early guess at Team USA’s WBC lineup

    Oct 17, 2012, 6:31 PM EDT

    trout getty

    If Derek Jeter‘s broken ankle didn’t take him out of the mix for the World Baseball Classic the moment it happened, today’s news that he needs surgery definitely makes the issue moot. But as unfortunate as Jeter’s injury is for the Yankees, it’s not necessarily a bad thing for Team USA in next spring’s World…

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