Tag Archives: Masahiro Tanaka

Joe Girardi won’t move Derek Jeter down in the lineup

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This has been a topic of discussion in Yankees land today, and some Yankees fans (myself included) believe it would be a better move to have the struggling Derek Jeter (who hit .207 in August) move down in the order. Joe Girardi moved Jorge Posada down in the lineup in 2011 and he flat-out benched ...

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Yankees make multiple roster moves

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The New York Yankees have made eight call-ups, two transfers, a release and a designation for assignment. Here's the run down on the transactions. -- The Yankees have recalled C John Ryan Murphy, RHP Preston Claiborne, RHP Bryan Mitchell and RHP Chase Whitley from Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre. -- The Yankees have selected LHP Rich Hill and OF Chris ...

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Yankees Injury Notes: Ellsbury, Tanaka

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Here are some morning injury notes regarding some of the Yankees coming into this afternoon's matinee against the Toronto Blue Jays. Jacoby Ellsbury: Well, the lineup's not out yet but don't expect to see Obi-Wan Jacoby in there this afternoon against the Blue Jays. Joe Girardi said Ellsbury hurt his ankle during the ninth inning of last night's ...

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Some thoughts on Masahiro Tanaka’s setback

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Earlier this afternoon, the Yankees announced Masahiro Tanaka was heading back to New York with general soreness in his arm, and while they didn't announce Tanaka was going to see a doctor, Joe Girardi did say Tanaka was just going to play catch without doing another bullpen session this week. With that being said, I had ...

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Masahiro Tanaka has “general arm soreness”, flies back to New York

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I'll cover this more in depth during the pregame notes, but this is what we have on the situation so far. The New York Yankees announced Masahiro Tanaka has general arm soreness and is flying back to New York for 'strength and conditioning'. Tanaka says the soreness isn't in his elbow, but he believes the general ...

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Masahiro Tanaka throws a simulated game

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This morning, Masahiro Tanaka threw a simulated game for three innings and 49 pitches. While he admits his control wasn't great, he says he felt no pain, which is the most important thing. “I’m looking more at health than anything else and making sure he’s not staying away from things,” Joe Girardi said. “He did not, ...

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Brett Gardner’s back (but he’s hitting 8th in the order)

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Let's start with the good news and then we'll go to the bad news. Good News: Brett Gardner is back in the Yankees lineup. Bad News: Brett Gardner is hitting eighth in the order. Is Joe Girardi going to stick with Gardner lower in the order and Jacoby Ellsbury in the lead-off spot? The answer is...no. See, Girardi's lineup is ...

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Shawn Kelley’s latest internet find a good luck charm for Yankees

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  Last week, Shawn Kelley was browsing the internet and had a tab opened to Amazon.com, trying to find his latest purchase. He happened to come across a horse mask, worth $19.32 and had a rating of 4.5 stars. He figured he would buy the mask, just to garner a few laughs in the Yankees clubhouse. Instead, ...

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