New York Yankees

Stadium: Yankee Stadium | Manager: Joe Girardi
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Masahiro Tanaka says his elbow feels good
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka told the Japan Times that his elbow feels fine as he prepares for spring training, per The Star-Ledger. Tanaka has a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament that could eventually require Tommy John surgery.

Tanaka missed more than two months last season due to the injury. After the layoff, he was able to make two starts toward the end of the season and finished 13-5 with a 2.77 ERA.

"So far, so good -- including that [elbow]," Tanaka said.

The Yankees signed Tanaka last offseason to a seven-year, $155 million contract.

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Report: Cuban prospect Yoan Moncada nearing free agency
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

Cuban prospect Yoan Moncada's journey to free agency took another step forward after recent changes by the Obama Administration now allow native Cubans who can prove permanent residency in a third country to receive a general unblocking license, sources told Yahoo Sports.

Moncada, 19, is a switch hitting shortstop waiting to be cleared by the U.S. government's Office of Foreign Asset Control before he can sign with a major-league team. The Brewers, Rangers, Giants, Dodgers, Yankees, Red Sox and Padres have recently seen Moncada perform in a private workout.

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Pitcher Johan Santana shut down in Venezuelan Winter League
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

Free-agent pitcher Johan Santana has been scratched from pitching in any of the remaining Venezuelan Winter League championship series games, reports FOXSports.

Santana has been experiencing discomfort in his shoulder. Teams that have indicated interest in Santana include the Yankees, Blue Jays, Padres. Santana's agent said Santana may still throw for major-league scouts, but wasn't sure.

He last pitched in the major leagues in 2012 and produced a 4.85 ERA in 21 starts.

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Report: Yoan Moncada has worked out for seven teams
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada has worked out for at least seven teams, according to MLB.com.

The Brewers, Rangers, Giants, Dodgers, Yankees, Red Sox and Padres have all gone to see Moncada in private workouts this month. The Dodgers sent both manager Don Mattingly and general manager Andrew Friedman to see the 19-year-old.

Moncada cannot sign with a club until he's cleared by the U.S. government's Office of Foreign Asset Control. 

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Report: A-Rod expected to publicly apologize when he reports for camp
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is expected to address the media and publicly apologize when he reports to spring training in February, according to USA Today MLB columnist Bob Nightengale. Rodriguez was suspended for the 2014 season for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal.

The 39-year-old Rodriguez has been in the media spotlight plenty as of late. He reportedly met with new Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred to "get on the same page," according to Ken Davidoff of the New York Post.

He tried to also reach out to the Yankees to apologize for his role in the Biogenesis scandal, but was told to wait until spring training, according to the New York Daily News. The Yankees are also looking to void milestone bonuses in Rodriguez's contract, per the Daily News.

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2014 Team Leaders
AVGMartin Prado , 2B.282
HRBrian McCann , C23
RBIBrian McCann , C75
OBPChase Headley , 3B.328
SLGBrett Gardner , LF.422
RBrett Gardner , LF87
SBJacoby Ellsbury , CF39
WMasahiro Tanaka , SP13
ERAHiroki Kuroda , SP3.71
WHIPHiroki Kuroda , SP1.14
KBrandon McCarthy , SP175
SVDavid Robertson , RP39
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