Tag:Yankees
Posted on: June 13, 2010 2:55 pm
 

Yankees place Thames on DL



The Yankees put outfielder Marcus Thames on the disabled list with a right hamstring strain and called up first baseman/outfielder Chad Huffman.

Huffman was claimed off waivers from the Padres in April. In 53 games at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Huffman was hitting .279 with five homers and 22 RBI.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Category: MLB
Posted on: June 12, 2010 4:12 pm
 

Posada in elite company


Yankees catcher (well, usually catcher -- he's playing DH right now as he comes back from a broken foot) Jorge Posada hit his 250th homer today against the Mets, a third-inning grand slam. It ties him for seventh on the Yankees' all-time home run list with Graig Nettles.

MLB.com points out that the milestone also makes Posada the fifth catcher in major league history with 250 homers, 1,000 hits and 350 doubles. The other four are either in or headed for the Hall of Fame: Carlton Fisk, Ivan Rodriguez, Gary Carter and Johnny Bench.

It's got to be pretty overwhelming for Posada to look at the Yankees' all-time homer list and see only these names ahead of him: Ruth, Mantle, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Berra.

-- David Andriesen

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Category: MLB
Posted on: June 11, 2010 11:24 pm
Edited on: June 12, 2010 12:41 am
 

A-Rod out until at least Tuesday



Alex Rodriguez won't play in the Yankees' series against the Astros this weekend, AOL FanHouse's Ed Price reports .

The Yankees open a three-game series against the Phillies at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday.

Rodriguez came out of Thursday's game in Baltimore before his first at-bat and missed several games this past week with a groin issue. Rodriguez has repeatedly said the issue is not with his hip, which he had surgery on before the 2009 season.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Category: MLB
Posted on: June 11, 2010 4:49 pm
Edited on: June 11, 2010 4:51 pm
 

A-Rod diagnosis: hip flexor tendinitis


Yankees manager Joe Girardi just told reporters Alex Rodriguez saw a doctor today and was diagnosed with tendinitis in his hip flexor. He's out of the starting lineup, but available to pinch hit.

Rodriguez has twice this week come out of games with what the team called groin tightness. Concern has been that the discomfort was related to surgery he had last year to repair a labrum tear in his hip, but Girardi said the current injury is in a different area.

"That’s good news to me," Girardi said (via New York Daily News on Twitter).

Ramiro Pena will start tonight at third base in place of Rodriguez.

-- David Andriesen

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Category: MLB
Posted on: June 11, 2010 1:12 am
Edited on: April 18, 2011 12:33 pm
 

Are interleague 'rivalries' still relevant?


Interleague play opens up again Friday and yet again I'm underwhelmed by the Reds-Royals, Mets-Orioles and Pirates-Tigers.

But it's not just those mashups of also-rans that have begun to bore -- anyone excited for Cubs-White Sox? A's-Giants? Dodgers-Angels? Aren't those the reasons we're still stuck with a bastardized schedule? OK, it's Mets-Yankees and nothing else.

Every time this argument comes up, we're pointed toward interleague attendance numbers, without noting that most of those dates are summer nights on the weekend -- nights when teams would draw regardless of the visiting Royals or Pirates.

So what's on tap this weekend for our interleague overlords?

White Sox at Cubs: Nurse that hangover from the Blackhawks parade at Wrigley. What does it say that the NHL in June will overshadow one of the prime interleague matchups? Everything, really.

Astros at Yankees: Loser has to claim Roger Clemens?

• Mets at Orioles: When the Wilpons and Peter Angelos get together, there are no winners. Really.

• Pirates at Tigers: Well, there will be two nice looking uniforms on display.

Nationals at Indians: Yes, they're going to play twice before Steven Strasburg pitches. But one relevant game out of three ain't bad.

• Royals at Reds: The first-place Reds 24th in home attendance. There's only one way to solve that -- a visit by the Royals.

Phillies at Red Sox: OK, I'll admit, this should be a good series. Boston plays in front of sold-out crowds every night, so it's not like this is going to help the gate.

Braves at Twins: Two of the best debuts of 2010 (non-Strasnurg division), Target Field and Jason Heyward meet.

Rangers at Brewers: Does any argument about interleague play hold up when it involves the Brewers?

Blue Jays at Rockies: I got nothing... Blue Jays. Rockies. That's enough.

Mariners at Padres:
Two great ballparks, two awesome cities, one good team.

Angels at Dodgers: If you live in Southern California and want to see the Angels, you've got 81 chances.

• A's at Giants: See above, substitute "Southern" for "Northern."

Oh, the excitement.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: June 10, 2010 8:04 pm
Edited on: June 11, 2010 12:01 am
 

A-Rod pulled from game


Alex Rodriguez left Thursday's game in Baltimore before his first at-bat of the game. Rodriguez was replaced by Ramiro Pena.

Rodriguez left Sunday's 4-3 victory over the Blue Jays in the ninth inning with tightness in his right groin.

Rodriguez did not field a ball in the bottom of the first.

UPDATE : The Yankees say Rodriguez is day-to-day because of the groin injury and will be examined by a doctor on Friday.

UPDATE: Rodriguez told reporters after the game that he was fine and hopes to play Friday night.

"The last two days it has felt the exact same way and once it got warm it was OK. Today, it cramped up right before batting practice," Rodriguez said .

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Category: MLB
Posted on: June 10, 2010 7:37 pm
 

Posada progressing



Yankees catcher Jorge Posada participated in catching drills before Thursday's game, according to the Newark Star-Ledger.

"He's obviously progressing the way we want," Yankees manager Joe Girardi told reporters. "We like what we see."

Posada is scheduled to do more catching drills on Friday, his first back-to-back work in his rehab from a broken bone in his right foot. Posada hurt his foot May 16 against the Twins.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Category: MLB
Posted on: June 10, 2010 4:54 pm
 

A real California affair


The All-Star game on July 13 will take place at Angel Stadium in Anaheim. Apparently somewhere there is a Major League Baseball memo dictating that the coaching staffs have to carpool.

All of the coaches appointed by National League manager Charlie Manuel of the Phillies and American League manager Joe Girardi of the Yankees are from California. Manuel tapped San Diego manager Bud Black and San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy, and Girardi selected the Angels' Mike Scioscia and Oakland's Bob Geren.

It's not uncommon for people to be offered All-Star coaching spots and turn down the opportunity, wanting the time off instead. So it might be that managers from elsewhere simply opted not to spend their break traveling to and from the West Coast. One would certainly think Manuel extended an offer to Braves manager Bobby Cox, who is retiring after this season, his 30th as a manager.

-- Davd Andriesen

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