3/13/2014 | Teixeira glad to be back, and Yanks are glad, too
Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is doing a really good imitation of the happiest man on earth this spring. "I feel like a rookie again," he said.
3/12/2014 | Cervelli aiming to make most of current opportunity
Francisco Cervelli knows how quickly things can change in baseball. Two years ago, the catcher appeared to be on his way to making the Opening Day roster. Then the Yankees traded for veteran Chris Stewart. Cervelli opened the season at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and wasn't called up until September.
3/12/2014 | Girardi experiments with new replay system
Major League Baseball's expanded replay rules were in effect Wednesday at George M. Steinbrenner Field. It was the third test game in which the Yankees have been involved, but the first time manager Joe Girardi has challenged a call.
3/12/2014 | Cervelli goes deep twice; Kuroda struggles vs. Tigers
Hiroki Kuroda gave up six runs in 3 2/3 innings, but Francisco Cervelli helped start a comeback with a pair of home runs in the Yankees' eventual 7-7 tie with the Tigers on Wednesday at George M. Steinbrenner Field.
3/12/2014 | Kuroda focused more on process than results
For much of the 2013 season, veteran right-hander Hiroki Kuroda was the Yankees' best starting pitcher. For much of the 2014 Grapefruit League campaign, he might have been the most overlooked.
3/11/2014 | Not many hits, but Teixeira enjoying being out there
Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira played his third Grapefruit League game on Tuesday against the Nationals, and the excitement of getting back on the field has not worn off just yet.
3/11/2014 | Yet to reach goal, Wheeler enjoying journey
While playing his college baseball at Wallace State Community College in little Hanceville, Ala., Yankees infielder Zelous Wheeler shared a dugout with a surprising collection of talent. Future Major Leaguers Craig Kimbrel, Derek Holland and Jake Elmore were teammates at the junior college powerhouse.
3/11/2014 | Girardi: Panama trip won't disrupt normal spring
The Yankees' Grapefruit League schedule will be interrupted this coming weekend with a trip to Panama to play the two-game "Legend Series" against the Marlins. On both Saturday and Sunday, the Yanks will have one squad playing there and another back in Florida, but manager Joe Girardi doesn't think the situation will cause any problems.
3/9/2014 | Jeter gets multiple chances in field against Rays
There have been plenty of opportunities for Derek Jeter to test his surgically repaired left ankle this spring, and the Yankees shortstop had a particularly busy day at the office on Sunday. Jeter participated in five of the first nine outs that David Phelps recorded against the Rays. He also turned a double play during six innings in the field, finishing the afternoon 0-for-3 at the plate.
3/9/2014 | Versatile Johnson gets work in at first base
Kelly Johnson has been up for any challenges the Yankees toss his way this spring, including strapping on the glove at first base, but Johnson would prefer if Mark Teixeira still is able to handle the position as much as possible.
3/9/2014 | Ryan says back soreness not a serious issue
Brendan Ryan is not expected to play until the middle of next week due to soreness in his lower back, but the Yankees infielder does not think that it will develop into a serious issue.
3/9/2014 | Betances making Yanks take notice this spring
Dellin Betances wanted to throw his fastball. He'd just snapped off five straight breaking balls, a fairly unusual occurrence, and he wasn't particularly keen on gambling for a sixth as he looked in for the catcher's sign. Another breaking ball, John Ryan Murphy's fingers suggested. Instead of shaking his head, Betances rolled with it, unloading a nasty pitch that the Rays' Matt Joyce waved at for strike three. That sequence wrapped up another strong inning in a spring that has had the Yankees talking.
3/9/2014 | Phelps blanks Rays before Yanks rally to tie
Yankees right-hander David Phelps turned in a strong outing as he continues to battle for the final spot in New York's rotation, blanking the Rays on three hits over five innings, and the Bombers rallied in the ninth inning to tie Tampa Bay, 3-3.
3/8/2014 | Banuelos pleased with first outing post surgery
The nerves evaporated for Manny Banuelos once his first warmup pitch landed in the catcher's glove on Saturday, and the left-handed prospect left the mound thrilled by his first game action since Tommy John surgery.
3/8/2014 | Nova settles down nicely after shaky start
It was more about the finish for Ivan Nova on Saturday, as the Yankees right-hander settled in after a shaky beginning to complete four innings of work.
3/8/2014 | Teixeira continues to 'knock off rust'
Mark Teixeira had another day of positive signs for the Yankees on Saturday, slugging a double and working a walk in New York's 9-6 Grapefruit League victory over the Astros.
3/8/2014 | Yanks rally after Johnson goes deep early
The Yankees rallied for three runs in the sixth inning against Astros relief pitcher Jose Cisnero, taking advantage of a costly error to come from behind and win, 9-6, on Saturday afternoon at Osceola County Stadium.
3/7/2014 | CC to get start when Yanks visit Panama for Mo
CC Sabathia has been tabbed as the Yankees' starter for the first of their two exhibitions in Panama against the Marlins, and the left-hander is looking forward to reuniting with Mariano Rivera.
3/7/2014 | Anna happy to be competing in Yankees camp
Dean Anna is attending his first big league camp, and the Yankees infielder has been taking advantage of his front-row seat for the opening act of Derek Jeter's farewell season.
3/7/2014 | Soriano may soon see work at first base
Alfonso Soriano brought a first baseman's glove to camp this spring, just in case, and the Yankees are strongly considering giving him an opportunity to wear it.
3/7/2014 | Carmen Berra, Yogi's wife, dies at age 85
Carmen Berra, Hall of Famer Yogi Berra's wife of 65 years, died in New Jersey on Thursday night from complications of a stroke suffered earlier this year. She was 85.
3/6/2014 | Teixeira happy after return to game action
Mark Teixeira played in his first game of the spring on Thursday, going hitless in three at-bats during the Yankees' 4-3 victory over the Phillies at Bright House Field.
3/6/2014 | Power outage spoils replay-system check
The Yankees had their first opportunity to be a part of the new replay system on Thursday, but a power outage at Bright House Field knocked out the video feed, making it impossible for the umpires to check their call.
3/6/2014 | Soriano eager to get timing back at plate
Now that Alfonso Soriano has been cleared to play in exhibition games, the Yankees' veteran slugger said that he is eager to work on his timing against full-speed pitching.
3/6/2014 | Tanaka's first start comes with new experiences
The conditions could not have been anything close to what Masahiro Tanaka envisioned for his first Spring Training start. Rain pelted the covered playing field, various items of debris fluttered through the air, and a tornado warning urged people to find cover.
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