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Teixeira (still) out with pinky injury

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Mark Teixeira took a few dry swings and gripped a bat two days after injuring his pinkie finger while sliding into home plate and...he didn't make much progress. “Pretty painful,” Teixeira said. “But I’m going to go out, run around, stretch, hopefully some blood flow will help, get it warm. During the day, as the day ...

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Could Masahiro Tanaka avoid Tommy John Surgery?

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When Masahiro Tanaka went on the disabled list with a partially torn UCL, the Yankees and their fans were worried Tanaka would be the latest pitcher to go under the knife and have Tommy John Surgery. Three doctors prescribed Tanaka to hold off on the surgery with hopes he could rehab and return to ...

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Masahiro Tanaka feels good after playing catch

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Masahiro Tanaka was at Yankee Stadium this morning throwing 25 pitches during his first catching session. This is one of the many steps Tanaka will take before he can be cleared to start throwing. So, how did Masahiro Tanaka feel? “Good,” Tanaka said. “I thought it went all well.” Tanaka hopes to be a starter for ...

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Masahiro Tanaka slated to play catch tomorrow

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The Yankees overcame a small hurdle with Michael Pineda's rehab start but today, they have more good news on the injury front: Masahiro Tanaka will throw a baseball tomorrow. Joe Girardi played coy with the news but someone in the Yankees clubhouse confirmed Tanaka would play catch. “We’ll see tomorrow what everyone wants to do with ...

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Martin Prado gives Yankees flexibility on the diamond

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When the Yankees traded for Martin Prado, Joe Girardi said he would be their primary right fielder. However, right field isn't the only position Prado knows how to play: he knows how to play all the infield positions without a single problem. In other words, he's their own version of Tampa Bay Rays player Ben ...

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Yankees feeling less urgency to put Beltran in the outfield

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Before the trade deadline, the Yankees were banking on having Carlos Beltran back in the outfield relatively soon. He had been playing catch and making progress...but with the Yankees signing Martin Prado, the team suddenly isn't feeling as much urgency in putting Beltran back into the outfield. “I think there’s probably a little less of a, ...

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Stephen Drew prepared to play second base

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Stephen Drew has been a shortstop for all of his Major League career, but he does have some experience at second base. How much? Eight weeks while in the 10th grade. “I played two months in 10th grade at second base on varsity,” Drew said. “It’s going to be a challenge. I pride myself on defense, ...

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Some notes and tidbits before tonight’s game

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It's been pretty quiet for the Yankees before tonight's game, but there were some small notes lingering here and there before tonight's series finale. -- Joe Girardi said the other day he was going to rest Brian Roberts for a few days, mainly because he was beat up. It was odd to Roberts, considering he felt ...

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