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Girardi explains Gardner hitting seventh in potential Opening Day lineup

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This was how the Yankees lineup shaped out today before the Spring Training finale was rained out: Jacoby Ellsbury CF Derek Jeter SS Carlos Beltran DH Brian McCann C Mark Teixeira 1B Alfonso Soriano RF Brett Gardner LF Brian Roberts 2B Kelly Johnson 3B If you switch the positions between Beltran and Soriano, that would be your 2014 Opening Day Lineup. Now, before the season began, ...

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Offense gets to R.A. Dickey in 10-6 loss to Blue Jays

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The Yankees were able to get to R.A. Dickey early, but the bullpen couldn't hold the lead as the Yankees fell to the Blue Jays 10-6 at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. The offense scored six runs in the first two innings; in the first inning a Derek Jeter walk and singles from Carlos Beltran, Alfonso Soriano ...

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Francisco Cervelli wins the backup catcher role

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The hit T.V. show "Survivor" and the Yankees backup catching competition have one huge thing in common: The contestants are eliminated one by one until there is one competitor remaining.  In a way, the Yankees catching competition was it's own game of "Survivor". John Ryan Murphy was eliminated yesterday when he was optioned to minor ...

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Soriano leads offensive attack as Yankees defeat Red Sox 8-1 in Tampa

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Michael Pineda went 4.1 innings and Alfonso Soriano had four RBI's on the day as the Yankees defeated the Red Sox 8-1 at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. Pineda continues to make a strong case for the fifth spot in the rotation, going 4.1 IP with no runs on four hits and five strikeouts. ...

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Pineda has solid outing as Yanks shutout Orioles 6-0 in Tampa

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Michael Pineda struck out five in his first televised outing as the Yankees shutdown the Orioles 6-0 in game two of the split squad series. Pineda went 2.2 IP, giving up no runs while striking out five and walking one but the outing wasn't all smooth sailing. Pineda had little control of his fastball but used ...

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Michael Pineda to make Spring debut tonight

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Ladies and gentlemen...the wait is over. Michael Pineda will make his Spring appearance against the Tigers tonight, as he tries to win the competition to be the Yankees fifth starter. Hiroki Kuroda is starting tonight's game and David Robertson will follow Kuroda; Pineda will pitch after Robertson. There has been some anticipation from Yankees fans as ...

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Alfonso Soriano takes grounders at first

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Alfonso Soriano is unaware of how much playing time he'll get in left field or how often he'll be the DH, but he does know one thing coming into the 2014 season--he wants to be in the Yankees lineup. “The most important thing is to just be in the lineup,” he said. “If I’m in the ...

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Ichiro plans to play for “many” seasons following 2014

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Ichiro Suzuki's contract with the Yankees might end after this season, but he doesn't have any plans to stop playing baseball after the 2014 season concludes. Ichiro told ESPN New York that he plans to continue playing beyond the 2014 season, and retirement is not an option for him. “Retirement from baseball is something I haven’t even ...

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