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Japanese Newcomer Shines For Yankees

By Jim McCoy Tue 11th March SportsMasahiro TanakaNew York Yankees
Japanese star Masahiro Tanaka has made his third start for the New York Yankees in a simulated game. Tanaka, who signed a $155 million, seven-year contract in January, struck out nine of 18 batters he faced in four innings Tuesday.Read More »

Yankee Legend Will Play One More Season

By Jim McCoy Wed 12th February SportsDerek JeterNew York Yankees
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter says he will retire after this season. Jeter posted a long letter on his Facebook account Wednesday saying that 2014 will be his last year of playing professional baseball. The 39-year-old Yankees captain missed much of last season because of injuries.

Jeter: Yankees Need To Move On From A-Rod

By Jim McCoy Mon 10th February SportsAlex RodriguezDerek JeterNew York Yankees
Derek Jeter says the New York Yankees have no choice but to move forward now that Alex Rodriguez has accepted his suspension for the 2014 season. Rodriguez ended his extended and acrimonious fight with Major League Baseball on Friday, withdrawing a pair of lawsuits that were filed in an attempt to overturn his season-long ban - the longest penalty in the sport's history related to perforRead More »

Tuesday Sports Minute: Baseball Signings, Football Injury News

By Jim McCoy Tue 17th December SportsBrian RobertsLeBron JamesNew York Yankees
NEW YORK (AP) - It's been a busy day for the New York Yankees as they have reportedly come to terms on free agent contracts with second baseman Brian Roberts and pitcher Matt Thornton. A person familiar with the negotiations says the one-year deal with Roberts is worth $2 million while Thornton's two-year deal is worth $7 million. CINCINNATI (AP) - The Cincinnati Bengals need a punter.Read More »

Yankees Give Manager New Contract

Manager Joe Girardi has signed a four-year contract extension to stay with the New York Yankees. General manager Brian Cashman had said after the team missed the playoffs that the Yankees wanted to keep Girardi, whose name was mentioned for the Cubs opening in his native Illinois. New York took care of that quickly, announcing Wednesday that he's signed through the 2017 season. Read More »

From Humble Beginning, Mariano Rivera Emerges For Legendary Baseball Career

Herb Raybourn first came across Mariano Rivera in 1988, when he scouted a youth tournament in Panama and saw a slim 17-year-old playing shortstop. Raybourn wasn't interested at all. "I didn't think he would be able to hit in the big leagues, as far as the long ball," he recalled last week.Read More »

Yankees Great Will Play Final Game This Weekend, May Fulfill Unusual Wish

Mariano Rivera may make a debut on his final weekend before retirement: as a centerfielder. The 43-year-old closer, in his 19th and final big league season, has said he'd like to play the outfield. Yankees manager Joe Girardi says he's thinking about allowing Rivera to do it this weekend, when the Yankees finish their season with a three-game series at the Houston Astros. Read More »

Yankees Ace Shut Down For Season

CC Sabathia will not pitch again for the New York Yankees this season because of a strained left hamstring. The Yankees said Monday that Sabathia was hurt Friday in his last start, when they beat the San Francisco Giants.Read More »

Early Monday Score: Indians Blank Yankees 1-0

Justin Masterson pitched a four-hitter for his second shutout this season, leading the Cleveland Indians over the New York Yankees 1-0 in the first game of a doubleheader on Monday. Masterson (6-2) overpowered baseball's hottest team for his third career shutout.Read More »

Mending A-Rod Doing On-Field Workouts

Alex Rodriguez is back on the field for the first time since surgery on his left hip almost four months ago. He joined a group of injured New York Yankees starters Monday at the team's minor league complex in Florida.Read More »

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