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Yankees GM to A-Rod: Shut the F--k Up

Cashman denies Rodriguez cleared to play

(Newser) - New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman seems less than thrilled about Alex Rodriguez's tweet announcing that he has been cleared to play in rehab games as he recovers from a long-term hip injury. "You know what, when the Yankees want to announce something, [we will]," Cashman... More »

Jeter Out for Season as Yanks Lose Opener

Shortstop breaks ankle as Tigers win 6-4

(Newser) - The Detroit Tigers took the lead on Delmon Young's ringing double in the 12th inning. Then came the blow that really staggered the New York Yankees. A little grounder up the middle left Derek Jeter sprawled in the dirt, screaming in pain. The Yankees had lost more than the... More »

New Yorkers Flock to Cheer Yankees

'Canyon of Heroes' echoes with cheers for champs

(Newser) - New Yorkers turned out in droves today to cheer the World Series champion Yankees as a ticker-tape parade made its way through the canyons of Lower Manhattan. Manager Joe Girardi received a key to the city at a City Hall ceremony, Series MVP Hideki Matsui thanked the fans over and... More »

Yanks Charge Into World Series

Pettitte sparks Game 6 victory; Phillies up next

(Newser) - The New York Yankees won their first pennant in 6 years tonight, beating the visiting Los Angeles Angels, 5-2, in Game 6 of the ALCS behind the savvy pitching of Andy Pettitte. New York hosts defending champion Philadelphia in the World Series opener Wednesday night. Cliff Lee is expected to... More »

Slow Start Lands Yankees in Unfamiliar AL East Cellar

20-24 team has fallen to last place in division

(Newser) - Last place is unfamiliar territory for the Yankees. Since 1912 the Bronx Bombers have only finished there twice, compared to 26 world titles. This year, however, they have bungled their way to a 20-24 record and find themselves looking up, record-wise in the AL, not only at division foes like... More »

Yankees Place Posada on DL for First Time

36-year-old backstop had played 137+ games for 8 seasons

(Newser) - The New York Yankees took the field Monday missing a familiar face: Jorge Posada, the club's proud catcher and one of its leaders, was in Alabama getting his injured right shoulder examined. Posada was placed on the 15-day disabled list for the first time in his career, ending a remarkable... More »

Wang, Matsui Lead Yanks Past Rays

Bombers get back to .500 on solid bullpen work as well

(Newser) - Chien-Ming Wang pitched four-hit ball into the seventh inning and Hideki Matsui hit a two-run homer, leading the New York Yankees past the pesky Tampa Bay Rays 2-0 Sunday. With manager Joe Girardi back on the bench following an illness, Joba Chamberlain and second baseman Robinson Cano got the Yankees... More »

Rays Chase Pettitte, Beat Yankees

Gomes drives in four runs as Tampa Bay wins second straight in NY

(Newser) - Andy Pettitte got the warm reception he was hoping for when he made his first start after a rocky offseason. The rest of the day didn't go as planned. Jonny Gomes homered and drove in four runs against Pettitte to help the Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees... More »

Pena Homers As Rays Rough Up Yanks 13-4

Backup Riggans has other big blow for Tampa Bay

(Newser) - Pinch-hitter Shawn Riggans hit a three-run double, Carlos Pena a three-run homer in a seven-run eighth inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays roughed up Yankees youngster Ian Kennedy for six runs in a 13-4 win over New York. Yankees manager Joe Girardi missed his first game as New York's manager... More »

Yanks Win Yankee Stadium Opener, One Last Time

Toronto's Halladay sharp, New York's Wang sharper in 3-2 pitchers' duel

(Newser) - In the final season-opener at historic Yankee Stadium, the Yanks nailed a record 11 consecutive home openers won by topping the Blue Jays, 3-2. It was a taut duel between aces Roy Halladay, a celebrated Yankee-killer, and sinkerballer Chien-Ming Wang. Alex Rodriguez's eighth-inning trot home on a groundout proved the... More »

Go West, Yankee: Torre Signs With Dodgers

LA reportedly offers $4M per season for three-year deal as manager

(Newser) - After an expedited courtship period, the Los Angeles Dodgers have officially signed ex-Yankee Joe Torre as their manager for the next three years, replacing Grady Little, who stepped down Tuesday. While the details are yet to be disclosed, Torre is expected to haul in $4 million a season, the Los ... More »

Girardi Accepts 3-Year Offer to Manage Yanks

Ex-catcher beat out Mattingly because of experience as a skipper

(Newser) - Joe Girardi has agreed to a three-year, $6 million contract to accept the unenviable task of succeeding Joe Torre, and his four championships, as the Yankees manager. Girardi is no slouch in the hardware department, however. He won three championships as a player for the Yankees and was the 2006... More »

Yanks Want Girardi to Succeed Torre

Mattingly 'extremely disappointed' about being passed over

(Newser) - The Yankees have picked a successor to Joe Torre's managerial throne: Joe Girardi, the former Marlins manager and Yankee coach who was a catcher on three New York title teams in the '90s and worked for them this year as a TV analyst. The New York Times reports that though... More »

Steinbrenners Face 'Tough Decision'

Owners won't demand immediate success from new Yankees manager

(Newser) - Yankee officials have now interviewed all three of Joe Torre's potential successors, and so far team owner George Steinbrenner and sons Hank and Hal are "impressed" with all of them—and concede they've got a "tough decision" to make. Whoever the "slight favorite" is, he'll take the... More »

Mattingly Aimed to Take After Torre

Yankees bench coach is favored by players, Steinbrenner

(Newser) - When Don Mattingly came out of retirement to join up as the Yankees' hitting coach, he already had his sights set on following in Joe Torre's managerial footsteps, reports the New York Times. "I’ve known from the beginning what I wanted," said Mattingly, who is said to... More »

With Torre out, Yanks Start Interviewing

Steinbrenner's looking at Girardi, Mattingly, Pena for new manager

(Newser) - Former Yankee catcher Joe Girardi spent yesterday meeting with team officials, interviewing for Joe Torre's old job as New York's manager, reports the Times. He'll be followed today by the team's current bench coach Don Mattingly, and tomorrow Yankees first-base coach Tony Pena will jump into the interview pool. More »

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