Hey, folks! Let’s dive in here: Led by CC Sabathia, the Yankees beat the Twins last night, 8-4. A-Rod is with the Yankees, but won’t be in the lineup until at least Saturday. As you know, Alex had surgery on July 11 to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.
Here are the lineups for tonight’s game: YANKEES Brett Gardner LF Curtis Granderson CF Mark Teixeira 1B Alex Rodriguez 3B Robinson Cano 2B Nick Swisher RF Russell Martin C Eduardo Nunez SS CC Sabathia LHP CUBS Reed Johnson CF Starlin Castro SS Jeff Baker 1B Aramis Ramirez 3B Alfonso Soriano LF Geovany Soto C Lou [...]
Here are a few quick items to start the day: The Yankees fell to the Cubs last night, 1-3, as Doug Davis tossed 7 1/3 innings of 1-run ball. The Yankees have signed their top pick in this year’s draft, the powerful Dante Bichette Jr., for $750k. Andrew Gammons says the Yankees tried to get [...]
Hey there, folks! Let’s try and fix this, shall we? Here’s the Yankee lineup for today’s game (note that Nick Swisher is leading off (again)): Nick Swisher RF Curtis Granderson CF Mark Teixeira 1B Alex Rodriguez 3B Robinson Cano 2B Russell Martin C Eduardo Nunez SS Brett Gardner LF Freddy Garcia RHP To those that [...]
Via MLB.com: The Yankees have set their pitching rotation to begin the season, selecting Ivan Nova and Freddy Garcia as the Nos. 4 and 5 starters while assigning Bartolo Colon to the bullpen. Manager Joe Girardi announced the decisions on Saturday before the team’s Grapefruit League game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Girardi noted that Colon, [...]
Via Bloomberg: New York Yankees backup catcher Francisco Cervelli will miss the start of the Major League Baseball season after fracturing his foot. Cervelli will be in a protective boot for at least four weeks after fouling a ball off his left foot in a game two days ago against the Houston Astros, Yankees manager [...]
Via MLBTR, we learn that the Red Sox, today, signed former Yankee, Alfredo Aceves, to a Major League deal. He’ll reportedly receive $650,000 with incentives. According to WEEI.com, the Sawx see Aceves as a starter–not a reliever. Aceves was released after an unrelenting lower-back injury curtailed the majority of his 2010 season. He also had surgery in [...]
Breaking news via Jon Heyman, who just tweeted that Pettitte has informed the Yankees of his decision. More on this later…
And the patchwork winter continues. Via the NY Post: The Yankees added another aging former All-Star to their pitching mix yesterday, signing Freddy Garcia to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training. Garcia, 35, pitched in 28 games for the White Sox last season, going 12-9 with a 4.64 ERA. It was the [...]
Via MLBTR: The Yankees have agreed to terms with Rafael Soriano, reports SI.com’s Jon Heyman (all Twitter links). The deal is believed to be worth $35MM over three years, and will allow the player to opt out after either of the first two years. Tyler Kepner of The New York Timestweets that the Scott Boras client will [...]
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Cliff Lee has reportedly agreed to a 5-year, $100M deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. Apparently, the left-hander turned down a larger contract with the Yankees — 6 years and $138M (plus an option for a seventh year at $16M) — in order to rejoin the team that traded him to Seattle just a year ago. [...]
Via Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated…
Via MLBTR, we learn that the Red Sox have agreed to a massive 7-year, $142M deal for the speedy Carl Crawford. Crawford, 29, hit .307/.356/.495 with 19 homers and 47 stolen bases in 2010 and, as a left fielder, he’s as good as it gets defensively (career 15.0 UZR/150). In a week, the Sawx have [...]