Looking for pitching depth after placing CC Sabathia on the DL, the Yankees dipped into the free agent pool and picked up 39-year-old right-hander Derek Lowe Saturday night. Lowe was released by the Indians earlier this month after going 8-10 with a 5.52 ERA over 21 starts, but an 8.80 ERA over his last 12 [...]
Yankees fans got a big scare Thursday when it was announced on the team’s official Facebook page that star shortstop Derek Jeter would miss the rest of the season. Then, closer reading reveals the following: “We regret to inform our fans that Derek Jeter will miss the rest of the season with sexual reassignment surgery. [...]
Yankees closer Mariano Rivera was hurt before Thursday’s game while shagging balls in the outfield during batting practice. It appeared he may have twisted his knee, as the early diagnosis is that he suffered a sprained knee. Rivera underwent an MRI Thursday night, and was diagnosed with a torn ACL and torn meniscus. For the [...]
Michael Pineda had a setback as he experienced fatigue and soreness in his right-pitching shoulder 15 pitched into a minor league rehab appearance. He went through an advanced MRI on Monday and is expected to be shut down for an extended period of time. Until an official prognosis of the injury is fully known, the Yankees cannot comment [...]
Andy Pettitte pitched in a low level minor league game on Monday. He started and went three innings (32 pitches), allowing one earned run. They were encouraging results in all, as all reports were good following the outing. Pettitte is scheduled to start again on Sunday, and is expected to throw around 60 pitches as [...]
This 2012 Yankees team certainly has the makings to be the best team in the game, but it won’t be easy after competition around the league has gotten more fierce: Detroit Tigers The Tigers, who of course beat the Yankees in the ALDS last season, improved their AL Central Division winning ballclub with the signing [...]
When the Yankees traded A.J. Burnett to the Pirates, they were looking for some financial relief, while Burnett was looking for a fresh start. Yeah. This was not the break Burnett was looking for. Say what?
It has been reported that the Yankees and veteran free agent outfielder/designated hitter Raul Ibanez have reached an agreement for a one-year incentive latent deal worth between $1-4 Million. Ibanez projects to be the primary DH against right-handers. Entering age 40, the lefty can still provide some pop for the lower-third of the lineup.
Derek Jeter is one of the 10 Most Fascinating People of 2011, at least according to journalist and gargoyle, Barbara Walters. While I am a Yankee fan and a Derek Jeter fan, this might be the biggest outrage since his Gold Glove in 2010. Jeter is a Hall-Of-Famer, one of the best Yankee players ever, [...]
It’s taken me a week to write about the conclusion of the Yankees-Tigers ALDS. This isn’t because I’ve been holed up in my apartment crying and watching Field of Dreams over and over again (well, maybe I’ve been doing that, but not because the Yanks fell short). Actually—and I say this with complete sincerity—the loss [...]