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The offseason officially starts today

With the Giants win over the Tigers last night, the 2012/13 postseason has officially begun. Yankees fans are going to expect big things this offseason, however their team finished with the best record in the American League and probably needs a few tweaks rather than a major overhaul. The one area where they really need to focus on ...

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A-Rod benched again with Granderson this time

Down 0-3 in the ALCS, the Yankees season is on the line tonight and manager Joe Girardi has decided to once again bench his highest paid slugger, Alex Rodriguez, along with center fielder Curtis Granderson. That means that Nick Swisher is back in the lineup and Eric Chavez and Brett Gardner will once again be in ...

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A-Rod and Swisher benched for Game 3

As the Yankees attempt to come back from an 0-2 deficit against Justin Verlander and the Tigers, their manager Joe Girardi has decided to mix up the lineup by benching Alex Rodriguez and Nick Swisher in favor of Eric Chavez and Brett Gardner. A-Rod is 4-for-7 with two home runs against Verlander this season, but historically he never had ...

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Keeping Chavez in the lineup once A-Rod returns

Eric Chavez has earned the opportunity to be the everyday third baseman for the New York Yankees. And when the time comes for Alex Rodriguez to return from the DL, he should have to earn back his every day role at the hot corner. With a start tonight, Chavez will have equaled the 90 appearances mark ...

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Chavez sat out because of sore back, expects to play Monday

Eric Chavez has been red hot lately, hitting .467/.500/.999 since July 30, but that didn't stop Yankees manager Joe Girardi from keeping him on the bench last weekend as his back has been acting up. “He hasn’t felt good after [starting] four days in a row [in Detroit],’’ Girardi told George King of the NY Post. ...

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Eric Chavez leaves game with a sore ankle

It seems like the injuries never end in the Bronx this year, but when it comes to Eric Chavez we shouldn't be surprised. In a 7th inning at bat last night, Chavez took a swing and winced in extreme pain apparently coming from his ankle. He finished the at bat, but was replaced by Jayson Nix ...

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Yankees don’t consider Nunez as an A-Rod replacement

When it became obvious that Alex Rodriguez would be headed to the DL for up to two months with a broken hand it seemed like Eduardo Nunez would be back in the Bronx shortly. After all,  Nunez would be the perfect platoon compliment for Eric Chavez at third base. While Chavez has had a good year overall, ...

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Yankees need Eric Chavez to stay healthy

Felix Hernandez was “effectively wild” on Tuesday night. If he didn’t throw a pitch that didn’t hit or come near a batter, I didn’t see it. The term effectively wild is a good one because he still threw 7.1 innings and gave up two runs. He struck out four and got the win on a ...

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