New York Post "Don Mattingly didn’t get the job when he interviewed to become Yankees manager five years ago, but that doesn’t mean the Dodgers manager is ruling out the possibility of ever returning to The Bronx. “I can see myself managing anywhere, honestly,” Mattingly said when asked if he ever could..." June 19
North Jersey "Joe Girardi predicted the cheers for Dodgers manager Don Mattingly could outdo the cheers for Mariano Rivera on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium. The former Yankee player and coach never did get to hear his name announced. A consistent rain shower led to the postponement of the Yankees' game against..." June 19
CBSSports.com "Major League Baseball has started interviewing big leaguers linked to the Miami PED investigation, and people who have spoken to MLB investigators are convinced there will be at least some suspensions handed down in the explosive case. MLB is said not to have interviewed the two biggest names..." June 19
ESPN.com "A previously elusive figure in the Biogenesis performance-enhancing drug scandal has spoken out, saying clinic founder Anthony Bosch paid a visit to Alex Rodriguez during last year's American League Championship Series after the New York Yankees slugger sought his help amid a 1-for-9 slump. The..." June 19
Newark Star-Ledger "On a single, laughable play, the tenor of this 6-4 Yankees victory pivoted from jittery to jovial. The actor at the center was Dodgers reliever Ronald Belisario. The Yankees served merely as props in his slapstick exhibition in the first half of this doubleheader. With one out in the seventh,..." June 19
Derek Jeter took batting practice today down in Tampa for the first time since the second ankle fracture.
Newark Star-Ledger "The Yankees have reportedly acquired Fernando Martinez, the former jewel of the Mets farm system, from Houston in exchange for shipping Charles Basford, a 22-year-old right-hander. Basford was pitching for Class-A Staten Island. The Houston Chronicle reported the deal on Tuesday night. At 24,..." June 18
New York Post "Mark Teixeira seems bound for the disabled list again, and surgery on his right wrist is possible. Don’t expect Kevin Youkilis back anytime soon. And Brian Cashman would have preferred to hear from hitting coach Kevin Long that Teixeira wasn’t right from the time he came off the DL instead of..." June 18
New York Post "The Yankees have lost their third baseman for at least 10-12 weeks and their first baseman for at least two. Kevin Youkilis has a herniated disc in his back and will undergo surgery on Thursday, sidelining him for 10-12 weeks at the minimum, Yankees GM Brian Cashman announced Tuesday afternoon...." June 18
Kevin Youkilis has a herniated disc that will need surgery on Thursday. He'll be out 10 to 12 weeks, Cashman said.
CBSSports.com "The Yankees have reached agreement with another of their trio of first-round picks, lefty prep pitcher Ian Clarkin, who like Eric Jagielo agreed to slot money. The Clarkin signing showed he really does not dislike the Yankees after he created a bit of a stir on draft day by declaring his distaste..." June 17
Alex Rodriguez will face live pitchers on Tuesday, Cashman said. I believe that's for the first time.
New York Post "Mark Teixeira’s season isn’t finished ... yet. According to an MRI exam taken yesterday when the switch-hitting first baseman was examined by Dr. Chris Ahmad in New York, Teixeira didn’t tear the sheath that covers a tendon in the right wrist like he did in early March. Instead, inflammation..." June 17
Boston Globe "Early this week, the Houston Astros will formulate a game plan as to how to approach their veteran assets. Teams are already calling about Bud Norris, a cheap ($3 million) solution to any contender’s rotation. Cheap in salary, but he won’t be cheap in acquisition cost. The Astros are willing..." June 17
Granderson will get the pin out of his hand on the 20th, Cashman says.
New York Post "Mark Teixeira left today’s game in the fourth inning and was replaced by David Adams at first base. Teixeira, who missed the first two months of the season with a right wrist injury, started the game against the Angels hitting .157 (8-for-51) and in a 4-for-33 (.121) slide. “He doesn’t feel..." June 16
New York Post "Joe Girardi said the switch from Travis Hafner to Lyle Overbay yesterday in the DH spot was nothing more than giving Hafner a day off. However, it was hard to ignore Hafner’s 5-for-53 (.094) funk and .219 average going into yesterday’s 6-2 loss to the Angels at Angel Stadium. “Get Lyle in..." June 16
New York Daily News "“When the Dodgers gave this kid $42 million last summer, most people (in baseball), thought they were insane.’’ — a National League GM. It’s safe to say the phenomenon that is Yasiel Puig is changing opinions as quickly as he is piling up hits during his two weeks in the big leagues. And..." June 16
The MRI on Mark Teixeira showed inflammation, Girardi said. He received a cortisone shot. He'll be re-evaluated in a few days.
L.A. Daily News "The Angels certainly are playing the right team at the right place to launch a winning streak. They beat the New York Yankees 6-2 on Saturday at Angel Stadium in front of 40,486 to extend their winning streak to three games and continue their home-field domination. It was their 27th win over..." June 16
New York Post "Kevin Youkilis was placed on the disabled list yesterday with a lower back issue, and because it’s the second episode in about seven weeks, you have to wonder what the Yankees will get out of the 34-year-old corner infielder. Youkilis was on the DL from April 27 to May 30 with a lumbar spine..." June 15
New York Post "The days of the Yankees being considered locks to retain their own big-money free agents are in the past. And with Robinson Cano appear headed to the open market, the Dodgers again appear ready to spend big this offseason. The Dodgers and MLB have a tentative agreement that would allow the team..." June 15
CBSSports.com "C.J. Wilson has had some difficulty getting victories lately. He really earned this one, facing Andy Pettitte and the Yankees. Wilson outdid Pettitte with seven effective innings in a matchup of All-Star left-handers, Albert Pujols and Mark Trumbo each had three hits and Chris Iannetta singled..." June 15
New York Post "Chili Davis wanted to make sure Mariano Rivera knew what he meant to Davis’ two seasons with the Yankees. “I told him he was a class act,’’ said the A’s hitting coach who played with Rivera and won World Series titles in 1998 and 1999. “The two years I had there were awesome. Him, (Andy)..." June 14
MLB.com "Derek Jeter hit in the batting cage, fielded grounders at shortstop and played catch at the Yankees' Minor League complex on Friday, his first day of work since being cleared to resume baseball activities. Jeter was examined Thursday in Charlotte, N.C., by Dr. Robert Anderson, who performed the..." June 14
Pinstriped Bible "If you had June 14th in the Next Time Kevin Youkilis Hits The DL pool, you've won! The Yankee third baseman is once again headed to the 15- day Disabled List with a lumbar strain – the same injury that caused him to miss a large chunk of time already this season. That means that David Adams gets..." June 14
MLB.com "Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano was involved in a minor flare-up in the 13th inning of New York's 3-2 loss to the Athletics in 18 innings on Thursday when he was accused of stealing signs. Cano led off the 13th inning with a double against A's hurler Hideki Okajima, and Cano said that A's..." June 14
CSN Bay Area "Mariano Rivera broke Nate Freiman's bat. Freiman broke Rivera's heart. Freiman's one-out, bases-loaded, broken-bat flare single to left field scored John Jaso and gave the A's a 3-2 walk-off win and sweep of the New York Yankees Thursday afternoon. In a game that lasted 18 innings, five..." June 14
Jeter was examined today by Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, NC. Jeter was given clearance to progress into baseball activities & running.
Newark Star-Ledger "As a first baseman for 13 big-league seasons, Lyle Overbay built a memory bank of fielding plays. Little can surprise him. He can visualize most every scenario, and how he would handle the moment. In his new life as an outfielder, an experiment that cost the Yankees on Tuesday night against the..." June 13
MLB.com "Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has been cleared to progress into baseball activities and running, the team announced on Thursday. Jeter was examined on Thursday in Charlotte, N.C., by Dr. Robert Anderson, who performed the initial surgery after Jeter fractured his left ankle in last year's..." June 13
Pineda will throw a sim game Friday in Tampa, roughly 75 pitches #yankees
San Francisco Chronicle "All was not hunky-dory with the A's on Tuesday night, but the way they're going at home, they still managed to beat the Yankees. Left fielder Yoenis Céspedes exited after two innings with a left hamstring strain, and Señor Strike, Bartolo Colon, walked a bunch of hitters, something he almost..." June 12
New York Post "Demetrius Davis bullied everyone on the basketball court and no one off of it. “He bullied me,” his younger cousin CC Sabathia, laughing, told a crowd of about 200 people yesterday. On Dec. 15, Davis played morning basketball near his Sacramento home. Just hours later, he died of a heart..." June 11
North Jersey "There's suddenly a 6-foot-9 hole in the Louisiana State University starting rotation. Faced with what he called "a choice between two dreams come true," Emerson's David Palladino chose the Yankees, passing up a full scholarship to the Division I baseball power to begin a professional career..." June 11
New York Post "Brett Gardner is the new Robinson Cano. And if that continues for a long stretch, the plucky Yankees will have to rely even more heavily on a pitching staff that has kept them close to the AL East lead. “This is the best I have ever seen him swing on a consistent basis,’’ Yankees hitting..." June 11
ESPN.com "Here's Rumblings' nomination for the first starting pitcher traded this summer: Ricky Nolasco. The Marlins have Nate Eovaldi and Henderson Alvarez nearing a return from the disabled list. So it's feasible that Nolasco could be dealt weeks before the trading deadline, with the Orioles and..." June 11
New York Post "Derek Jeter took another small step forward yesterday and could be moving closer to resuming significant baseball activities this week. The Yankees captain fielded grounders directly hit at him at the Yankees minor league complex in Tampa and is slated to visit Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte..." June 11
New York Post "There is very little doubt the Yankees would love to delete Alex Rodriguez’ budget-choking contract, but the they never followed up on an inquiry made last year through a third party representative by the Fukuoka Soft Bank Hawks, who were interested in bringing the troubled slugger to..." June 11
MLB.com "After waiting through a game postponed due to a rainout on Saturday night, Michael Pineda took the mound on Sunday in Lakeland and demonstrated a full array of pitches as he continues his journey to don Major League pinstripes. Pineda began his rehab assignment with Class A Advanced Tampa..." June 11
New York Post "Greetings from San Francisco. Yesterday, I drove over the Bay Bridge to Vallejo, CC Sabathia’s hometown, and wrote this column about Sabathia dedicating a basketball court to his fallen cousin Demetrius Davis. It was an extremely touching event. You could see how connected Sabathia still feels to..." June 11
New York Post "Joe Girardi didn’t want to mess with Kevin Youkilis’ back after watching him slide into first base to record an out Saturday. So the manager started Jayson Nix at third and returned Mark Teixeira to first yesterday for the Yankees’ 2-1 win over the Mariners after he was the designated hitter in..." June 10
Jeter is back on the field in Tampa. He took 25 dry swings today and fielded 20 grounders right at him, Brian Cashman told me. Story soon.
New York Post "The way Mariano Rivera sees it from the bullpen, nobody should be shocked how the Yankees are winning games despite bleeding for every run. “It’s not a surprise, we have been winning games that way all season,’’ Rivera said of yesterday’s 2-1 victory over the Mariners in front of 43,389 at..." June 10
New York Post "It’s not as if Joe Girardi has options when it comes to right-handed-hitting outfielders, so the Yankees manager continued to start Vernon Wells in left field yesterday, hoping life returned to the bat that was hitting .301 with 10 homers on May 15. Wells rewarded Girardi with singles in his..." June 09
SI.com "Alex Rodriguez hurt Robinson Cano's negotiations with the Yankees last week -- but not how you think. Well, yes, it hardly helps Cano's cause to get an extension of eight or more seasons when everyone is reminded yet again what a horror show A-Rod's 10-year deal has become for the Yankees. But..." June 09
New York Post "How different would Mariano Rivera’s career have been if baseball’s all-time saves leader had mastered what Mel Stottlemyre was teaching in the spring of 1996? In his first year as Joe Torre’s pitching coach, Stottlemyre was doing his job when he tried to add off-speed pitches to Rivera’s..." June 08
Newark Star-Ledger "On Saturday night, on a Class-A diamond in Lakeland, Fla., Michael Pineda intends to accomplish something he has never done in his star-crossed career as a Yankee: Throw a pitch in a live, regular-season game. Pineda will begin his 30-day rehabilitation assignment, part of his lengthy return..." June 08
New York Daily News "For a milestone win by Andy Pettitte, there was no more fitting end than for Mariano Rivera to throw the final pitch. Pettitte won the 250th game of his career Saturday, allowing one run over 7.1 innings to beat the Mariners, 3-1, at Safeco Field. Rivera closed out the win for his 22nd save of..." June 08