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Francisco Cervelli wins the backup catcher role

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The hit T.V. show "Survivor" and the Yankees backup catching competition have one huge thing in common: The contestants are eliminated one by one until there is one competitor remaining.  In a way, the Yankees catching competition was it's own game of "Survivor". John Ryan Murphy was eliminated yesterday when he was optioned to minor ...

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Michael Pineda now has a job to do

New York Yankees starter Michael Pineda

Joe Girardi knew for quite some time Michael Pineda was going to be the fifth starter in the rotation, especially with his dominant Spring outings, but now that Pineda has the job locked up, the road to a comeback begins. "He threw extremely well,” Girardi said. “It was what we wanted to see from him. He ...

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Girardi: Michael Pineda is the fifth starter


The fifth starter competition is over! Joe Girardi has officially announced Michael Pineda will be the fifth starter in the Yankees rotation and David Phelps along with Adam Warren will move to the Yankees bullpen. Phelps was scheduled to be the starter for tonight's game but was switched with Warren, who will be the long man. ...

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With fifth starter competition over on Tuesday, all signs point to Pineda

New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda

Spring Training is usually a time of year where pitchers and position players sharpen their skills before the regular season, along with competitions for various open spots on the team. While most competitions this spring usually have to do with a backup role, the competition to watch in Yankees camp was who was going to ...

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Pineda pitches six solid innings in 3-1 loss to Blue Jays

New York Yankees starter Pineda warms up from mound during first inning of spring training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Tampa

Michael Pineda pitched six solid innings for the Yankees, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Blue Jays as the Yankees were defeated by the score of 3-1 at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Pineda gave up three runs (two earned) on six hits while striking out two in his start, but the challenge the Yankees faced ...

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Tanaka solid as Yanks edge out Twins 5-4

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Masahiro Tanaka's longest start of the Spring wasn't brilliant, but it got the job done as the Yankees were able to defeat the Twins 5-4 at Hammond Stadium. Tanaka, who was making his fourth appearance, went 5.2 innings, giving up three runs on five hits while striking out six, bumping up his Spring ERA to an even ...

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Yankees will announce fifth starter spot on Tuesday

New York Yankees starter Michael Pineda

With Opening Day ten days away, Joe Girardi will begin to piece together his team and he'll start with the rotation. He's expected to make his decision on Tuesday and although it's not official, many have speculated Michael Pineda has won the fifth starting job. Sure, David Phelps has pitched well this Spring, he even ...

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While some questions are answered, others still remain

MLB: Spring Training-Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees

The Yankees break from camp in 10 days and there have been answers to many of the questions that occurred in the beginning of Spring Training. We're aware of how Masahiro Tanaka will adjust to the Major Leagues, we know how the outfield will look for the next few years (although Jacoby Ellsbury is battling a ...

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