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Aroldis Chapman Willing To Play For Team USA

May 5, 2016 4:18 PM

Aroldis Chapman says he's willing to play for Team USA at the World Baseball Classic.

Cuba has made it known that they plan to ban defectors from playing for the nation at next year's event.

The New York Yankees closer recently completed the process of becoming a United States citizen in an emotional ceremony at the Tampa field office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on March 29.

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Alex Rodriguez Lands On DL With Strained Hamstring

May 5, 2016 7:57 AM

The New York Yankees have placed Alex Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list with a strained hamstring.

Rodriguez suffered the injury while running to first base on a fifth-inning double-play groundout Tuesday night against the Baltimore Orioles.

"The machine doesn't lie," Rodriguez told reporters after his MRI.

Rodriguez also revealed that the team had a meeting prior to Tuesday's loss in which he told his teammates that there is no reason they can't score five runs per game.


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CC Sabathia Uses Changeup In Vintage Start

May 5, 2016 7:52 AM

CC Sabathia tossed seven scoreless innings against the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night in a vintage performance.

It was the first time Sabathia threw at least seven scoreless since April 7, 2013.

Sabathia used his changeup effectively to limit the Orioles. The left-hander threw 20 of them and netted eight outs, including four strikeouts. He had thrown only 36 changeups all season (nine per start).

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A-Rod Gives Home Run Bat To Young Fan At Fenway Park

May 2, 2016 7:56 AM

Alex Rodriguez gave his bat to a young fan at Fenway Park after hitting a home run for the New York Yankees on Friday night.

David Moss, 8, attended the game with his mother and sister and was welcomed at Fenway by multiple members of the Boston Red Sox. Moss' father died in September before the pair could meet David Ortiz in person.

"I got to meet them just last night. I even took a photo with them," Ortiz said. "When I heard about [the death of Moss' father], I asked their mom to take a photo of me with the kids, and she was crying when she was taking it.

"Alex saw the whole thing at the beginning, when the ceremony before the first pitch happened. There's not one player that faces a situation like that and doesn't feel humble about it. I haven't met that one player."

Rodriguez said that he never spoke to Ortiz and had no idea of the backstory when David asked him for his batting gloves before his first at-bat of the game in the top of the second inning.

"I asked [Rodriguez] if I could have his bat," Moss said. "He said, 'If I hit a home run, you can have my bat.'"

"I told him, I need my gloves right now," Rodriguez said. "But if I hit a home run, I'll give you the bat."

Rodriguez said people in the section got excited and starting rooting for him to hit a home run. His response: "Don't get too excited. I'm 40."


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Joe Girardi Would Like To Ban Shifts From Baseball

Apr 27, 2016 8:04 AM

If he were the commissioner of baseball, Joe Girardi would use his power to ban shifts.

"It is an illegal defense, like basketball," the New York Yankees manager said. "Guard your man, guard your spot. If I were commissioner, they would be illegal."

The subject came up during Girardi's pregame media session on Tuesday. Nathan Eovaldi lost his no-hitter in the seventh inning Monday on a ground ball that went through the area where the shortstop traditionally plays.

The Yankees had the shift on, and the no-hitter came to an end.

"As long as it is legal, I'm going to play it," said Girardi, whose team routinely aligns untraditionally.

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A-Rod Leaves Game With Oblique Injury

Apr 24, 2016 6:54 PM

New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez left Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays with what the team described as left oblique stiffness.

Rodriguez was sent for an MRI exam to determine how serious the injury is. Results of the MRI weren't immediately available, and Rodriguez did not appear in the clubhouse after the Yankees' loss to the Rays.

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Aaron Hicks Throws Ball 105 MPH From Outfield

Apr 21, 2016 8:29 AM

The New York Yankees lost to the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night, but Aaron Hicks provided a memorable highlight while playing defense in the outfield.

Hicks threw a baseball 105.5 mph from the outfield, nailing Danny Valencia at home plate.

The throw is the hardest ever measured by MLB's Statcast, which was launched at the beginning of last season.

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Tanaka-Iwakuma Face Off In First Matchup Of Ex-Japanese Teammates

Apr 18, 2016 8:51 AM

Sunday's game between the New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners featured the first Major League matchup between a pair of ex-Japanese teammates when Masahiro Tanaka and Hisashi Iwakuma took the mound.

Tanaka and Iwakuma were teammates with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles.

The Yankees beat the Mariners 4-3.

"I'm extremely satisfied being able to get that win," Tanaka said through an interpreter. "Obviously facing against a former teammate, that was one thing, but another thing was that I was able to help stop the four-game skid. In that sense, I think today was a good day."

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Mark Teixeira Plans To Play Five, Six More Years

Apr 8, 2016 4:52 PM

Mark Teixeira is in the final year of his $180 million contract with the New York Yankees, but he has no plans to stop playing baseball.

Teixeira, 35, says he plans to play for five or six more seasons and also hopes to remain with the Yankees.

"I've loved playing here. I've loved every minute of it," he said. "This is the whole package. The Yankees are the whole package. I mean, once you've played for the Yanks you've reached the pinnacle of Major League Baseball. It's just tough to see myself in another uniform."

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Astros-Yankees Opener Postponed Until Tuesday

Apr 4, 2016 9:57 AM

Monday afternoon's season opener between the Houston Astros and New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium has been postponed because of a forecast for bad weather.

It was rescheduled for Tuesday afternoon.

Dallas Keuchel is scheduled to start for Houston against Masahiro Tanaka in a rematch of last year's American League wild-card game, won by the Astros 3-0.

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Yankees Name CC Sabathia No. 5 Starter
Yankees GM Brian Cashman said that CC Sabathia has the starting job on a provisional basis.

Masahiro Tanaka Will Start On Opening Day For Yankees
Masahiro Tanaka will face Dallas Keuchel, last season's AL Cy Young Award winner.

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Andrew Miller Plans To Pitch Through Injury
Andrew Miller doesn't plan to miss any time with a small fracture of his non-throwing wrist.

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Yankees' Andrew Miller Suffers Chip Fracture In Wrist
Andrew Miller was hit by a line drive in the seventh inning of a game against the Braves.

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Randy Levine: 'Unfair' Yankees Pay More Than Mets In Revenue Sharing
Randy Levine told Fox Sports that the Yankees paid approximately $90 million in revenue sharing for the 2015 season.


A-Rod Says He Has No Retirement Plan
After a Wednesday report that Alex Rodriguez plans to retire after the 2017 season, when his contract expires, he told the New York Post that he hasn't made any plans.

Kevin Kernan/New York Post

Forbes: Yankees Worth MLB-High $3.4 Billion
The Yankees have been at the top of the list since Forbes began forming it in 1998.

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Alex Rodriguez To Retire After 2017 Season
Alex Rodriguez will retire when his current deal with the New York Yankees expires after the 2017 season.

RealGM Staff Report

CT Scan, X-Rays Negative On Ellsbury's Wrist
Jacoby Ellsbury was hit on the right wrist by a pitch from Julio Teheran on Saturday.

David Ortiz, Alex Rodriguez End Two-Year Silence
David Ortiz and Alex Rodriguez ran into each other in an indoor batting cage at JetBlue Park, embraced and had a brief conversation.

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Joe Girardi: CC Sabathia Has To Win Spot In Rotation
CC Sabathia has thrown more than 3,000 Major League innings and his fastball now struggles to reach 90 mph.

Andrew Marchand/ESPN

Goose Gossage Meets With Yankees Brass Over Comments
Goose Gossage expressed no regrets over his ESPN interview in which he criticized Jose Bautista, Yoenis Cespedes and the "nerds" who are ruining baseball.

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Yankees Have No Plans To Play Starlin Castros At Third
The Yankees worked Starlin Castro at third base very early in camp, but have since nixed the plan to play him at the position.

George A. King III/New York Post

Braves, Yankees Discussed Trade Last Offseason Involving Jason Heyward
Before he was traded to the Cardinals last offseason, the Braves discussed a blockbuster trade with the Yankees involving Jason Heyward.

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Chapman In Process Of Becoming U.S. Citizen
Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman is seeking United States citizenship.

Hal Steinbrenner Has No Intention Of Selling $3.2B Yankees
A syndicate headed by George Steinbrenner purchased the Yankees in 1973 for $8.3 million, some $5 million less than the previous owner had paid for it nine years earlier.

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MLB Suspends Aroldis Chapman For 30 Games
Aroldis Chapman has been suspended 30 games under Major League Baseball's new domestic violence policy for his involvement in an alleged incident in October.


Aroldis Chapman To Receive Suspension In Coming Days
The report didn't include the length of the ban, but the left-hander "will get a ban."

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Robinson Cano Responds To Criticism From Former Coach
Robinson Cano addressed former assistant hitting coach Andy Van Slyke's offseason criticism of him before the first full-squad workout of spring training.

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Yankees Had Deal With Tommy Hunter Fall Through
New York and Tommy Hunter had reached an agreement on a two-year contract for what is believed to be between $11.5 million and $12 million, but the Yankees backed out because they were uncomfortable w

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