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Curtis Granderson's broken arm leaves Yankees with more questions about lineup's lack of power heading into seasonUpdated Feb 24 Share Tweet
Only five batters into the second exhibition game of the spring and suddenly all the fear and trepidation of this forthcoming Yankee season was realized: Bronx Bombers to Bronx Bummers.
Cashman successful with smart, efficient planUpdated Feb 24 Share TweetYankees general manager Brian Cashman has come too far to turn back now. His vision of the Yankees is one built on player development, on being smart and efficient, and on not overreacting to every crisis.Share TweetVernon Wells keeps track of everything that goes on in baseball. So on Sunday afternoon, shortly after checking out of his first spring game, he had already found out that Curtis Granderson would miss 10 weeks with a broken forearm, that the Yankees may…Share TweetYankees outfielder Curtis Granderson sustained a fractured right forearm in his first plate appearance of the Grapefruit League season and is expected to be sidelined from action for approximately 10 weeks, the team said.
Lester looks great in first start of rebound seasonUpdated Feb 24 Share TweetJon Lester hadn't won fewer than 15 games since the 2007 season until he went 9-14 last year, but Sunday's performance may indicate that he is ready to be a dominant ace for the Red Sox again.
Bautista belts first spring homer; Buehrle toilsUpdated Feb 24 Share TweetJose Bautista hit his first home run of the spring, but Baltimore roughed up left-hander Mark Buehrle in the second inning en route to a 5-4 victory over the Blue Jays on Sunday afternoon.
Cashman: A-Rod deal won't impact Cano talksUpdated Feb 24 Share TweetBrian Cashman was one New York Yankees official who did not want to sign Alex Rodriguez to a 10-year, $275 million contract after the 2007 season, but it appears he won't hold that unfortunate investment against his pending free agent, Robinson Cano.Source: ESPN.comShare TweetThe New York Yankees finally have a date for Derek Jeter's return to game action after suffering a broken ankle in the American League Championship Series last October.Share TweetA 2009 Yankees World Series ring obtained by Alex Rodriguez for his cousin, Yuri Sucart -- but apparently never owned nor worn by A-Rod -- is up for sale via an online auctioneer.
Granderson Injured In Yanks LossFeb 24Curtis Granderson suffered a fractured right forearm in the Yankees' loss to the Blue Jays.
Sources -- Oklahoma City Thunder trying to bring back Derek FisherFeb 25The Oklahoma City Thunder are preparing to re-sign veteran guard Derek Fisher, according to sources familiar with the Thunder's thinking.
5-on-5: Stretch-run debatesFeb 24Our panel takes aim at some of the biggest debates for the stretch run.
2013 NFL combine -- Tavon Austin, other WRs on fast trackFeb 24Fast receivers such as Tavon Austin stole spotlight from an unexceptional quarterback crop at Sunday's combine, writes John Clayton.