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Rodriguez’s first career start at first base was “quite interesting”

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Alex Rodriguez is used to taking the field every game and making routine plays on the infield grass. However during yesterday's 7-0 win against the Houston Astros, Rodriguez didn't take grounders at third and instead manned a different position--first base. He made three routine plays at first before he was lifted after three innings; the ...

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Yankees cut more players from Major League camp

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As Spring Training begins to wind down, the Yankees continue to make cuts in their attempt to finalize their 25-man roster. Following today's game, the Yankees made more cuts from Major League camp, ending the players chances of vying for a job on the roster. Here's were today's cuts: -- ·Yankees option RHP Bryan Mitchell and ...

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Mark Teixeira diagnosed with right knee contusion

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Mark Teixeira was playing in a minor league game early this morning only to be hit on his right knee with a baseball and forcing him out of the game. Just before the first pitch of today's Yankees/Astros game, the Yankees announced Teixeira was diagnosed with a right knee contusion (bruise). The Yankees aren't sending Teixeira ...

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Spring Training Notes: Gregorius, Rodriguez and Sabathia

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The Yankees are heading to Kissimmee, Florida this afternoon to take on the Houston Astros, and while most of the regulars aren't in the lineup, Alex Rodriguez is--but not at third base or DH. Also, there's an update on Didi Gregorius and CC Sabathia had a choice of words after his lackluster start against a ...

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Alex Rodriguez set to play first base tomorrow

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Before camp opened last month, the Yankees had been talking about getting Alex Rodriguez some reps at first base. With nine days to go until Opening Day, the Yankees are finally putting their plan in action and will get a look at Rodriguez out of his natural third base position. Rodriguez is slated to go ...

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Pineda sharp in 10-0 win over Phillies

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The game only lasted six innings, and Michael Pineda was the only pitcher to get work in, but 10 runs in the fifth and sixth inning gave the Yankees a 10-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida. The Yankees scored in the fifth on a passed ball, a Carlos Beltran ...

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Yankees announce Masahiro Tanaka as Opening Day starter

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Joe Girardi has officially announced Masahiro Tanaka will be the Opening Day starter on April 6th. Girardi also listed the order of the rotation for the first four games: -- Masahiro Tanaka -- Michael Pineda -- CC Sabathia -- Nathan Eovaldi The Yankees haven't announced a fifth starter of yet, but it's heavily possible Adam Warren will get the fifth and ...

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Report: Phillies and Padres interested in Austin Romine

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While there's no clear frontrunner in the back-up catching competition, it seems other teams are interested in Austin Romine, just in case the Yankees crown John Ryan Murphy as the winner. The Phillies scouts were present at the Yankees/Phillies game last Thursday night where Romine happened to be in the lineup. The Phillies are looking for ...

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