Tag Archives: Raul Ibanez

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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Defensive shortcomings hurt Yankees rotating DH plan

I strongly disliked the Jesus Montero-Michael Pineda for many reasons.  Pineda’s weak second half in 2011 scared me.  Shipping away a 22-year-old hitter who was tailor made for Yankee Stadium angered me.  Trading a near sure-thing for a question mark with potential made me feel that Brian Cashman’s legacy now depends on the success or ...

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Ibanez isn’t an outfielder

One of the reasons the Yankees supposedly signed Raul Ibanez over Johnny Damon was because of his defense. Yes, the same Ibanez who had a -18.9 UZR last season and the owner of -47.6 UZR during his career. Ibanez wasted no time showing the Yankees why trusting him in the outfield was a horrible idea when he ...

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Jeter and A-Rod’s transition to DH has begun

We've been discussing it for years but it is finally happening. Derek Jeter is slowly beeing weened out of his shortstop position and Alex Rodriguez isn't far behind him. Last night, Yankees manager Joe Girardi started Jeter at DH while allowing Eduardo Nunez to start at short against the lefty and expect that to just keep ...

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Yankees lose in 9th to Rays on Opening Day

CC Sabathia wasn't sharp and Mariano Rivera blew the game in the 9th as the Yankees lost to the Rays 7-6 on Opening Day in Tampa to start the season 0-1. QUESTIONABLE CALL: The Rays scored four runs in a big 1st inning when manager Joe Girardi called for an intentional walk of Sean Rodriguez to pitch ...

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