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3/25/2015 | Frustrated Betances vows to finish spring strong

The home run that Dellin Betances served up on Wednesday came on a hanging curve, so any chatter about radar-gun readings is irrelevant there. Yet with less than two weeks before Opening Day, the Yankees right-hander is running out of time to finish his spring on a strong note.


3/25/2015 | Tanaka working on improving two-seamer

If it appears that Masahiro Tanaka isn't lighting up the radar gun like he did during his terrific rookie campaign, the Yankees right-hander is armed with a good explanation, and it's one which he says is unrelated to last year's elbow injury. Tanaka revealed on Wednesday that he has decided to throw his two-seam fastball more this spring, a pitch that has less velocity than his four-seamer but adds downward movement.


3/25/2015 | Tanaka strikes out 7 Mets in solid outing

John Mayberry Jr. homered off Masahiro Tanaka and Juan Lagares cracked a two-run blast off Dellin Betances as the Mets defeated the Yankees, 7-2, on Wednesday at George M. Steinbrenner Field.


3/25/2015 | Cashman: A-Rod showing he could be everyday DH

The Yankees were not sure what to expect from Alex Rodriguez this spring, having seen him in just 44 games over the last two seasons due to injuries and suspension, but general manager Brian Cashman said on Wednesday that he has been pleased with the slugger's output.


3/25/2015 | Warren clear favorite to be Yanks' fifth starter

Adam Warren has all but secured the fifth-starter's job on the strength of a strong spring, according to general manager Brian Cashman, though the Yankees are in no hurry to etch that decision in stone.


3/24/2015 | Betances not concerned with low velocity

Dellin Betances believes that his arm strength will continue to build the more he is used out of the bullpen, and so the Yankees right-hander isn't concerned about radar-gun readings at this stage of the spring.


3/24/2015 | Rogers endures tough outing against Tigers

Esmil Rogers spoke in hushed tones and fixed his gaze toward the clubhouse carpet after his outing on Tuesday night against the Tigers. The Yankees won't say it publicly, but the right-hander seems to sense that his chances of breaking camp as a starter have absorbed a serious blow.


3/24/2015 | Flores caps Yanks' comeback with walk-off blast

Ramon Flores capped a comeback from six runs down with a three-run walk-off homer in the ninth inning to give the Yankees a 9-8 victory over the Tigers on Tuesday night at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Ian Kinsler and J.D. Martinez each drove in a pair of runs, and Anibal Sanchez turned in another sharp spring performance for the Tigers.


3/24/2015 | A-Rod playing some first not out of question

The Yankees ran through infield practice on George M. Steinbrenner Field's main diamond Tuesday afternoon, providing an opportunity for Alex Rodriguez to continue his crash course at first base.


3/24/2015 | Ellsbury tests oblique by running sprints

Jacoby Ellsbury has resumed some on-field activities and is "progressing great" as he looks to be in the Yankees' Opening Day lineup, according to manager Joe Girardi. Ellsbury, 31, ran sprints in the outfield before Tuesday's game against the Tigers, testing his strained right oblique.


3/24/2015 | Pirela recuperating after sustaining concussion

Jose Pirela was lying flat on his back in front of a hushed crowd, staring up at the blue Florida sky, and his thoughts were not with the game or the teammates who had clustered around him on the warning track. Pirela acknowledged that he had been frightened in the moments immediately following a hard collision with the center-field wall against the Mets on Sunday at Tradition Field, and said that he is still experiencing soreness in his neck and his entire back.


3/24/2015 | Tanaka lined up to start Opening Day

Masahiro Tanaka appears to be lined up to start the Yankees' season opener on April 6, setting CC Sabathia up to pass the torch after making six consecutive Opening Day outings for the club.


3/23/2015 | Young belts pair of homers, ready for any role

Outfielder Chris Young is not entirely sure what his role will be with the Yankees this season, and he is fine with that. Young belted his first two homers of the spring during Monday's 7-6 loss to the Nationals at Space Coast Stadium.


3/23/2015 | Betances, Miller not concerned with title of 'closer'

The Yankees could enter the regular season without making a choice for the closer's role, and if that proves to be the case, Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller said they will be fine getting on the team plane without an official title in hand.


3/23/2015 | Oblique improving, Ellsbury eyeing Opening Day

Jacoby Ellsbury believes that his strained right oblique is improving, and the speedy outfielder is confident that his name will appear in the Yankees' lineup on Opening Day.


3/23/2015 | Pirela recovering after collision with wall

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said infielder Jose Pirela felt a lot better than Girardi expected him to feel on Monday morning, one day after Pirela crashed into the center-field wall against the Mets at Tradition Field.


3/22/2015 | Yankees encouraged by CC's increased velocity

Yankees lefty CC Sabathia felt encouraged after his second Grapefruit League start. Sure, he was not happy he gave up three home runs -- one an inside-the-parker -- in 2 2/3 innings, but he is not worried about the results during the spring.


3/22/2015 | A-Rod, Beltran have 'productive' day in Minor League camp

Three outs seem to be a bit harder to come by over on the Minor League side of camp, where the defensive play isn't quite as crisp, but the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez and Carlos Beltran both said they were able to put in a worthwhile afternoon.


3/22/2015 | CC's rough spring continues, but lefty feeling good

Three home runs against Yankees starter CC Sabathia and another encouraging performance from right-hander Matt Harvey lifted the Mets to a 6-0 Grapefruit League win over the rival Yankees on Sunday afternoon at sold-out Tradition Field.


3/22/2015 | Girardi in no hurry to name closer

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Sunday morning that he has put the decision of naming a closer on the backburner to focus on more pressing decisions.


3/22/2015 | Pirela suffers concussion in collision with center-field wall

Yankees prospect Jose Pirela has been diagnosed with a concussion after he crashed into the center-field wall during the first inning of Sunday's 6-0 loss to the Mets at Tradition Field.


3/22/2015 | Lagares hits inside-the-park HR

Yankees center fielder Jose Pirela was carted off after he crashed into the center-field wall during the first inning of Sunday's game against the Mets at Tradition Field. Pirela collided with the wall while chasing a ball hit by Juan Lagares from Yankees starter CC Sabathia that resulted in an inside-the-park home run.


3/22/2015 | Betances slated for his first back-to-back spring outings

Dellin Betances is scheduled to pitch in back-to-back games for the first time this spring, which the Yankees right-hander believes will be a good test as he prepares for the regular season.


3/22/2015 | Tanaka would consider OD assignment a great honor

The Yankees are not ready to say if they are lining up Masahiro Tanaka to start on Opening Day, but the right-hander said that he would "absolutely" consider the assignment to be a great honor.


3/21/2015 | Bailey not holding anything back in bid to win bullpen spot

Andrew Bailey has scars near his right shoulder, but the discomfort is gone and he is not holding anything back in a bid to win a spot in the Yankees' bullpen.




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