The sun was slowly rising over the right field corner of Steinbrenner Field when Masahiro Tanaka strode to the mound at 8:35 Tuesday morning for what would be yet another unique experience in his gradual indoctrination to American baseball culture.Upvote Share Tweet
C. C. Sabathia pitched three regrettable innings in the Yankees’ 3-2 preseason loss Tuesday, but said he was in a better position at this point in camp than he was last year.Upvote Share Tweet
Girardi: Panama trip won't disrupt normal springMLB.com Updated 11 hours agoThe 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 anothe…Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Updated Mar 10 (yesterday)Julia Ruth Stevens, 97, the daughter of Babe Ruth, joined the Yankees in St. Petersburg to celebrate the city’s 100-year anniversary as the birthplace of spring training in Florida.Upvote Share Tweet
Beard Watch ’14 — Ex-Yankees faces take advantage of freedomyahoo.com Updated Mar 10 (yesterday)The Stew dedicates itself to chronicling baseball's growing (get it?) beard population. We continue our new series — Beard Watch '14 — featuring former members of the New York Yankees. The Wall Street Journal did the legwork for this report, which updat…Upvote Share Tweet
Yanks optimistic for big farm system rebound in '14MLB.com Updated Mar 10 (yesterday)While the Yankees spent aggressively this past winter to fill holes at the big league level, the club knows that it must have a more productive season from the farm system in 2014 to better compete in the long term.Upvote Share Tweet
6-Foot-8 Pitcher Finds New Role in Comebacknytimes.com Updated Mar 9 (2 days ago)Dellin Betances, once a part of a trio of Yankees starting pitching prospects dubbed the “Killer B’s,” is attempting to reinvent himself as a reliever and break into the Major League club.Upvote Share Tweet
Yankees bullpen could feature plenty of homegrown talent this seasonnydailynews.com Updated Mar 9 (2 days ago)The words “Yankees” and “homegrown” have not often been linked in a positive manner in recent years. And they certainly weren’t this winter when the Steinbrenners were left no choice but to go on a $438 million spending spree.Upvote Share Tweet
Yankees' starting pitching may be better than expectednydailynews.com Updated Mar 9 (3 days ago)A Yankees spring training that began with so many questions, especially about pitching, is suddenly brimming with optimism that borders on giddiness, at least privately among the brain trust.Upvote Share Tweet
Tough Outing for Banuelos, but Good Sign for YankeesManny Banuelos, who had Tommy John elbow surgery on October 4, 2012, gave up three runs in two-thirds of an inning, but the Yankees have not forgotten how impressive he was in early 2011.Upvote Share Tweet
Tony Romo And Jason Garrett Are Duke Fans. Of Course They Are.deadspin.com Updated Mar 8 (3 days ago)Cowboys? Check. Duke? Check. This means they probably have Yankees and Lakers gear laying around the house, too. Read more...Upvote Share TweetKelly Johnson homered after Mark Teixeira's first hit of the spring, and the New York Yankees beat a Houston Astros split squad 9-6 on Saturday.Upvote Share Tweet
Once Heir Apparent at Shortstop, Nunez Joins Crowd at Second and ThirdEduardo Nunez is no longer considered exclusively a shortstop as the Yankees have big openings to fill at second and third base.Upvote Share Tweet
Porter challenges, but out call at first upheldMLB.com Updated Mar 8 (3 days ago)Manager Bo Porter said prior to Saturday's game against the Yankees, which was the first of five scheduled Astros home games this spring to have instant replay available, that he couldn't wait to try to challenge a call. He wasn't joking.Upvote Share TweetMichael Pineda, 25, who missed the past two seasons after shoulder surgery, threw two scoreless innings Friday in his spring training debut.Upvote Share TweetThe two met in 1947 — early in the Yankees career of the beloved catcher Yogi Berra — when she was working as a waitress in St. Louis.Upvote Share Tweet
Soriano may soon see work at first baseMLB.com Updated Mar 7 (4 days ago)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.Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Updated Mar 7 (4 days ago)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.Upvote Share Tweet
Former Yankees closer Mariano Rivera's latest save is his Refugio de Esperanza church in New Rochellenydailynews.com Updated Mar 7 (5 days ago)A gospel choir complete with a three-piece band was practicing at the front of the Refugio de Esperanza (Refuge of Hope) church Thursday morning, in advance of the church's official opening by former Yankee closer Mariano Rivera.Upvote Share Tweet
Sport Science: Masahiro TanakaMar 11John Brenkus examines two of Masahiro Tanaka's best pitches.
Tanaka Allows HR In First Spring StartMar 6Andrew Marchand discusses P Masahiro Tanaka's performance in his first start with the Yankees.
Yankees Hold Off PhilliesMar 6Masahiro Tanaka allows a home run in his first spring start with the Yankees, a 4-3 win over the Phillies.
Tanaka's DebutMar 1Masahiro Tanaka struck out three over two scoreless innings in the Yankees' 4-0 win over the Phillies.
Don Banks: Cap numbers lead to cut stars; more Snaps from free agencyMar 11Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a whirlwind first day of the NFL's free agency period (what a day for Twitter to crash in mid-afternoon)...
Don Banks: Déjà vu in New England as Julian Edelman hits the open marketMar 11One of the more surprising headlines on the first day of the NFL's free agency period was the news that the New England Patriots couldn't manage to strike a deal with receiver Julian Edelman and keep their leading pass-catcher from last season off the m…
Brooklyn Nets to sign Jason Collins for remainder of seasonMar 11The Brooklyn Nets will sign center Jason Collins for the remainder of the season once his 10-day contract expires after Friday according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation.
Don Banks: No shortage of suitors for late-blooming quarterback Josh McCow…Mar 11Throughout his eventful 11-year NFL career, Michael Vick and his out-sized reputation have often commanded far more attention than his on-field production deserved. But I don't foresee history repeating itself with Vick in the case of this year's modest…