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Raul Ibanez powers Yankees with 2 homer night

Many people questioned the Yankees when they brought Raul Ibanez in to DH on the cheap. So far things have worked out for him, at least offensively, as he has been a solid right handed bat in their DH platoon. Ibanez showed last night that while he might have lost a bit from his prime, he ...

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Riding the Pine: The New York Yankees bench 2012

There’s one glaring omission in the Yankees bench this year: we are missing having that one, big bat looming in the late innings capable of changing a game with one mighty swing. In years past, hitters such as Daryl Strawberry, Jesse Barfield, Chili Davis and Jorge Posada have lay in wait; chomping at the bit ...

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What to do with the Yankees DH situation

I wanted to focus on our Designated Hitter situation, both currently and what it might be after Brett Gardner comes back, and figure out if it is really best to trot out Andruw Jones on a regular basis against lefties. I also wanted to focus on how our current DH production matches Jesus Montero’s production ...

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Grading the Yankees first 16 games

After 16 games (roughly 10 percent of the season) gone, let's take a look at the progress report for the 2012 Yankees.  Each batter must have at least 10 games played to qualify for a grade.  All stats present are as of 24 April. Derek Jeter- A+ ‘El Capi-tan’ is hitting .411 with a 1.080 OPS, scored ...

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Yankees expect Gardner back when 15 days are up

The Yankees were actually pretty fortunate with Brett Gardner's injury. The way he came down on that catch, he could have easily caught his wrist under his body and broken it, putting him on the shelf potentially for months. As it happened, Gardner was able to avoid a more brutal injury, but he did land ...

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How Brett Gardner’s injury changes the Yankees roster

It was a little bit of a surprise to see that the Yankees called up reliever Cody Eppley when Brett Gardner went on the DL with a strained elbow and not another outfielder. Apparently, Yankees manager Joe Girardi thought that they needed a reliever more than an outfielder and is comfortable using a platoon of ...

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Yankees put Gardner on DL with strained elbow

The Yankees announced after their 6-5 loss to the Twins Wednesday night that they have put outfielder Brett Gardner on the 15-day DL with a strained left elbow, according to Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com. “We will have to sit him down for a while,” Joe Girardi told Marchand. “We’ll try to get him back after 15 ...

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Ibanez credits Kevin Long for recovery from bad spring

Spring training stats don't matter. Still, it didn't stop most Yankees fans for jumping all over Raul Ibanez when he was pitiful this spring. Now he's off to a solid start, nothing special, his average is still just .222, but he has been hitting the ball hard and is actually one of the more productive players ...

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