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Yankees “OK” with Napoli’s comment

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If you had the popcorn all ready for tonight's Red Sox vs. Yankees matchup and you were hoping the Yankees would retaliate because of Mike Napoli's "idiot" comment towards Masahiro Tanaka's pitch selection--then you're going to be disappointed, because according to Joe Girardi there will be no retaliation. “I kind of heard second-hand,” Girardi said. “I ...

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CC Sabathia has first rehab start in Tampa

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CC Sabathia had his first rehab start this evening with the Tampa Yankees and for his first rehab start, he did pretty well; he went 2.1 innings, giving up two runs on three hits and striking out two. According to a scout, Sabathia looked 'like Spring Training', but the most important thing is his knee ...

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Soriano gets a chance to hit against Lester

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Ichiro Suzuki has been the Yankees most consistent hitter against lefties; in fact, he has an .841 OPS. So it was quite puzzling to see Ichiro out of the lineup this evening against Jon Lester, the left handed ace for the Boston Red Sox. Some of the notable left handed hitters were in the lineup facing Lester ...

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Girardi explains (again) reason for not skipping rotation

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For the last three days, Joe Girardi had been asked the same question over and over: "Why didn't he skip Vidal Nuno today which forces Masahiro Tanaka to pitch tomorrow?" He was asked that question once again before the game started and Girardi became irritated. However, his irritation let him to give a thorough answer--even ...

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Random thoughts going into the Red Sox series

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With the off day today, I thought I would take time to reflect on the Yankees as they prepare for a three game series where the Boston Red Sox come to town. -- After coming off another bad start where Nuno  gave up multiple home runs (again), he's going to face the Boston Red Sox who have dangerous home ...

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Injury Updates: Beltran, Heathcott, Sabathia

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It's been a quiet series in Toronto so far offense wise and news wise, but there were some injury notes coming out of the big league club (and one injury in the minor leagues). Here's the injury report: Carlos Beltran: Well, Carlos Beltran's return to the outfield won't happen anytime soon. Beltran felt discomfort in his forearm ...

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Sabathia optimistic on road to recovery

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CC Sabathia threw a bullpen session as if he was going to start today, leaving it all on the field while testing the his knee. The next stop for Sabathia is a live batting practice session in Tampa and hopefully he'll get to move onto facing hitters in a simulated game. “I got after it a little bit, ...

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CC Sabathia slated to face hitters on Tuesday

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CC Sabathia's road to recovery continues and he's ready to face live hitters. Sabathia threw a 36-pitch bullpen session today and said his knee feels strong. He'll take the next step and fly out to Tampa to throw live batting practice on Tuesday while the Yankees are in Toronto. If all goes well, he could see ...

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