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100-win Yankees limp into season with many injuries

Mar. 20, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The New York Yankees open the season with likely baseball's most accomplished injured list. Luis Severino, CC Sabathia, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Aaron Hicks, Jordan Montgomery and just-about-forgotten Jacoby Ellsbury all start on the sidelines. Still, the Yankees have among the...

Yankees' Aaron Hicks to miss opening day with back injury

Mar. 17, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks had a second cortisone shot for his ailing back and will not be ready for opening day. Hicks was hurt while taking batting practice on March 1. New York manager Aaron Boone didn't rule out Hicks returning during the second week of the season....

After big rookie season, Acuna eager for 1st opening day

Mar. 13, 2019 1:21 AM EDT

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — When Ronald Acuna Jr. returned to the Atlanta clubhouse, Braves star Freddie Freeman playfully told the NL Rookie of the Year there still was work to do. "You should have kept going," Freeman kidded, "and gone for the cycle." Acuna went 3 for 3 with a long home run and double off St....

Pirates' Archer, back from hernia surgery, feeling great

Mar. 10, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Chris Archer had success against the high-powered New York Yankees and more importantly felt great afterwards. Archer allowed two hits and struck out four over three scoreless innings in the Pittsburgh Pirates' 6-5 loss on Sunday. The right-hander, who underwent surgery to repair a...

Judge, Gardner think Yankees' offense can top last year

Mar. 4, 2019 2:05 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Judge and Brett Gardner think the Yankees can break the major league season record of 267 home runs that New York set last season "Get this whole team healthy, we're going to crush the record that we set last year," Judge said. New York broke the previous mark of 264 by the 1997...

Norris struggles against hard-hitting Yankees

Mar. 3, 2019 5:43 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Daniel Norris got a taste of the powerful New York Yankees lineup in just six pitches That's all it took for lead-off hitter Brett Gardner and Aaron Judge to hit consecutive homers in the first inning of the Detroit Tigers 7-1 loss Sunday. Gardner added a second homer off the...

Cashman: Yankees never talked dollars with Manny Machado

Feb. 22, 2019 7:16 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Yankees never talked dollars with Manny Machado when he visited New York with agent Dan Lozano in December. "The free agency process leads people to where they belong, and Manny belongs in San Diego at this time of his career," general manager Brian Cashman said Friday, a day after...

Steinbrenner: 'I get hammered every year about something'

Feb. 7, 2019 5:54 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Hal Steinbrenner had heard the constant criticism in New York: Why haven't the Yankees tried to sign Bryce Harper or Manny Machado? "I get hammered every year about something," the New York owner said Thursday. "If you don't win the World Series, that's perfectly justifiable." Speaking...

Frazier feels good after concussion decimated 2018 season

Feb. 6, 2019 5:27 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Clint Frazier showed no hesitation chasing down a fly ball on the warning track and hit batting practice drives well over the left-field fence, appearing to have recovered from the concussion that decimated his 2018 season. "It's an exciting feeling," the 24-year-old New York Yankees...

Zeroed In: Ottavino will become 1st Yankee to wear No. 0

Jan. 24, 2019 5:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Turns out Derek Jeter was not the last of the New York Yankees to wear single digits. The tradition-laden Yankees say newly signed reliever Adam Ottavino will become the first player in franchise history to wear No. 0, a decision that was OK'd by owner Hal Steinbrenner. Ottavino had worn 0...