Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda, who missed all of last season while recovering from surgery to repair a torn labrum, tossed five innings on Thursday at the club's Minor League complex Thursday.
First baseman Lyle Overbay is quite literally wearing a Yankees uniform only because Mark Teixeira is not, and now the 36-year-old veteran wonders if there might be a place for both players to fit on the roster.
One year ago on May 22, the roles were reversed: The Rays had a 26-18 record and a 3 1/2-game lead over the Yankees for second place in the American League East. Yet it was the Yanks who ended up taking the division title. As the two teams prepare to start a three-game series Friday, the Yankees find themselves in first place with a four-game lead over the fourth-place Rays.
Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda expects to make his next scheduled start despite being forced to exit in the third inning of Wednesday's game, a 6-3 loss to the Orioles, with a bruised right calf.
Hiroki Kuroda was hit hard and forced to leave early with a bruised right calf and the Yankees never recovered, suffering a 6-3 defeat to the Orioles on Wednesday at Camden Yards.
Curtis Granderson has been working on knocking off the rust after spending most of the season on the disabled list, working with hitting coach Kevin Long to get his timing and rhythm right.
Mariano Rivera insists that no matter what the numbers look like, this season is still going to mark the end of his illustrious career. If so, then what a way to go out. Rivera has converted all 17 of his save opportunities, the second-longest such streak of his career, and he leads the American League in saves.
The metro area's newest sports team, New York City Football Club, took center stage on Wednesday, when the Yankees and Manchester City Football Club joined forces to unveil their newest property.
New York City Football Club on Wednesday named Claudio Reyna as the club's director of football and its first employee.
Nate McLouth delivered a game-winning home run off rookie left-hander Vidal Nuno in the 10th inning, lifting the Orioles to a 3-2 victory over the Yankees on Tuesday at Camden Yards.
Yankees reliever David Robertson is offering his support to the victims of the Oklahoma tornado tragedies, pledging to donate $100 for every strikeout he records this season.
Willie Randolph and Andy Cannizaro will serve as the Yankees' representatives for the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, which begins on June 6.
When David Adams connected on a high, arcing drive toward the left-field foul pole on Monday, his biggest concern was that the ball would stay fair.
Somewhere along the way, the national pastime has developed a healthy fascination with the world's game. Major League Baseball and soccer have found a way to not just co-exist, but to help each other thrive in a market that increasingly thinks globally instead of locally.
Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber announced Tuesday that a global partnership between the Yankees and England-based Manchester City Football Club has acquired the MLS' 20th expansion club -- New York City Football Club -- to be based in New York and begin play in 2015.
Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber announced today that a partnership of global sports powers, Manchester City Football Club and the New York Yankees, has acquired the League's 20th expansion club. The new team will be named New York City Football Club (NYCFC) and expects to begin play in 2015.
The Yankees rolled out the green carpet at the venerable Westchester Country Club on Monday, when they hosted the third-annual Pinstripe Bowl Charity Golf Tournament. The tourney, co-sponsored by New Era, helped raise funds for four local charities.
Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira announced on Twitter on Monday that he had his first at-bats since March at the Yankees' complex in Tampa, Fla., a good sign as he attempts to return from a partially torn tendon sheath in his right wrist.
The original thought was to give Vernon Wells a night off on Monday, allowing him back-to-back days of rest after the veteran outfielder had appeared in all but one of the Yankees' 42 contests this season. So much for that. Wells entered the game as an eighth-inning pinch-hitter and delivered a go-ahead ground-rule double in the 10th inning off Pedro Strop, helping lift the Yankees to a 6-4 victor
Yankees infielder Kevin Youkilis has resumed taking batting practice and ground balls at the club's complex in Tampa, Fla., while Alex Rodriguez is also taking ground balls at third base in his return to on-field action.
Travis Hafner's ninth-inning homer tied the game and Vernon Wells' ground-rule double provided the lead an inning later, powering the Yankees to a 6-4 victory over the Orioles on Monday at Camden Yards.
Nicholas D'Annibale, a 13-year-old Yankees fan from New Jersey, got a wonderful surprise Friday in the form of a meeting with his favorite baseball player Robinson Cano.
Prior to this season, Reid Brignac had spent his entire career within the Tampa Bay organization. And now he's on his third team in three months. Brignac, acquired from the Rockies on Saturday, began life with the Yankees on Sunday and was immediately penciled into the lineup, but the game against the Blue Jays was postponed due to rain.
Austin Romine couldn't be in a better position. Romine, the Yankees' young catcher, is playing for a team managed by a former backstop in Joe Girardi, which means he has both a built-in support system and somebody who understands the priorities of the position.
Mark Teixeira is eligible to be reinstated from the 60-day disabled list at the beginning of June, but the Yankees still aren't sure of his trajectory. Teixeira has been able to take tee-and-toss batting practice, but he's still waiting to ramp up to a rehab assignment in the Minor Leagues.
Persistent morning rain washed away the Yankees' finale against the Blue Jays before it even started on Sunday, and no makeup date has been announced. New York won the first two games of the series and will resume its season Monday against the Orioles with CC Sabathia on the mound.
Curtis Granderson's versatility is only matched by his affability. The Yankees lined Granderson up for his first Major League game in right field Saturday against Toronto, and the longtime center fielder assured his manager that he wouldn't have a problem at the new position.
Every day, the spotlight that follows the Yankees seems to be trained on the players who aren't with the team. But that changed Saturday, when Robinson Cano, the lone regular in an infield decimated by injuries, hit two home runs to lead New York to a 7-2 win over Toronto.
Twice this month, the Yankees have traded with the Rockies for a reserve infielder. New York acquired Reid Brignac from Colorado for cash considerations on Saturday.
Joba Chamberlain may be getting closer to a return to the mound. Chamberlain, who has spent the last two weeks on the disabled list with a strained right oblique muscle, threw a long-toss session Saturday and will throw one more bullpen session before going out on a rehab assignment.