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To stay in contention, Yankees need McCann and Beltran to produce


The Bronx Bombers are currently in contention for a play-off spot, but if they want to have any chance of making it to the postseason, they're going to need to bolster their offense. MLB Network analyst Mark DeRosa discussed the Yankees offensive woes, saying they can't rely on their pitching to win games all the time. “It ...

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Greene and McCarthy help injured riddled Yankees rotation


This was the Yankees rotation just before the first game of the 2014 season: CC Sabathia Hiroki Kuroda Masahiro Tanaka Ivan Nova Michael Pineda Fast forward to July 22nd and this is current rotation going into tonight: Brandon McCarthy Hiroki Kuroda Shane Greene Chase Whitley David Phelps The point of the small exercise above was to show just how much the rotation had changed in a short ...

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Yankees elaborate on Sabathia, Tanaka and Pineda injuries


  Well, the injury bug just keeps biting for the Yankees, the latest blow being CC Sabathia needing knee surgery and missing the rest of the 2014 season. With that being said, here's an elaborate update on three of the four Yankees pitches currently on the disabled list. CC Sabathia: After gaining three opinions, the Yankees decided that ...

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What 6 story-lines will develop in the Yankees second half?


In the first half of the season, the Yankees main story-lines have been about Derek Jeter, Masahiro Tanaka, the multiple injuries surrounding the team and the inconsistency of the lineup. With the first half behind us, let's take a look at some story-lines that are still recurring in the second half of the season, as ...

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2014 Yankees mid-season report cards: Starting Rotation


Yesterday, I graded the Yankees position players and today is probably the toughest task: the starting rotation. I'll start by grading the five original pitchers in the rotation and finally, I'll grade David Phelps and Chase Whitley (I can't really grade Shane Greene or Brandon McCarthy because they didn't make enough starts for consideration. It ...

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Masahiro Tanaka decides to skip All-Star Game

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Masahiro Tanaka wasn't going to pitch in the All-Star Game, but last week he was expecting to go to Minneapolis so he could take in the festivities. With the sudden injury to his UCL, all that has changed and Tanaka won't be attending the All-Star game at all. “He decided that he wants to treat his arm ...

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Masahiro Tanaka releases an apology following injury


I haven't been writing about the Yankees for very long, so when a player apologizes for getting shelved, it's relatively new to me. I read Hideki Matsui did something similar in 2006, but this is the second time I've actually been able to comprehend it; Mariano Rivera's injury being the first. Masahiro Tanaka's actions speak about ...

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Masahiro Tanaka has partial UCL tear


Well, if you were hoping Masahiro Tanaka could return within the next two weeks, you're going to be disappointed. Masahiro Tanaka was diagnosed with a partial UCL tear, but three doctors (including Dr. Chris Ahmad)  recommended that Tanaka avoid surgery. Tanaka is going to try a six-week program and hope that the small tear will repair itself. ...

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