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Reaction to the retirement of Japanese star Ichiro Suzuki

Mar. 21, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

Reaction from the baseball world to the retirement of Japanese star Ichiro Suzuki, who played his final game Thursday with the Seattle Mariners against the Oakland Athletics in Tokyo. ___ "He was a superstar when I was in elementary school. I never thought I would be playing with him in my wildest dreams. I had...

Yankees' Sabathia makes 1st appearance since heart procedure

Mar. 21, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia has returned to the mound for the first time since undergoing a heart procedure in December. Sabathia allowed one run and two hits over two innings on Thursday in a minor league exhibition game, striking out three for Triple-A...

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...

LHP Gio Gonzalez eager to reward Yankees for their interest

Mar. 20, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Gio Gonzalez is eager to reward the New York Yankees. The Yankees announced Wednesday they had signed the veteran left-hander to a minor league contract, hoping the two-time All-Star can help a hobbled rotation. "They gave me something I couldn't turn down," Gonzalez said. "This is a...

Yankees reliever Betances to start season on injured list

Mar. 19, 2019 11:57 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Yankees reliever Dellin Betances has inflammation in his right shoulder and will start the regular season on the injured list. New York general manager Brian Cashman said Betances has an MRI on Tuesday after the 6-8, 265-pound right-hander lacked velocity in his fastball. "He's had a...

Gio Gonzalez, Yankees agree to minor league deal

Mar. 19, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — The New York Yankees reached into the remainder of the free-agent market to bolster their ailing rotation, agreeing Monday to a minor league contract with Gio Gonzalez. If added to the 40-man roster, the 33-year-old left-hander would get a $3 million salary while in the major leagues...

Sabathia has 1st simulated game since heart procedure

Mar. 16, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia threw his first simulated game Saturday since undergoing a heart procedure in December. The 38-year-old Sabathia had a stent inserted after a blockage was found in an artery from his heart. He has had a chronic right knee problem that has required several...

Yanks ace Severino to miss all of April because of shoulder

Mar. 15, 2019 8:30 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees ace Luis Severino will miss all of April because of right shoulder inflammation. Severino had been scheduled to start on opening day on March 28 but was scratched from his first planned spring training appearance on March 5. He felt discomfort after throwing his first...

Yanks' Sabathia throws 1st BP session since heart procedure

Mar. 12, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia threw 20 pitches Tuesday during his first batting practice session since a heart procedure in December. Sabathia, expected to miss his first two or three regular-season starts, is slated to throw a simulated game Saturday. The 38-year-old, who is retiring...

Tanaka to start Yankees' regular season opener vs Orioles

Mar. 9, 2019 5:14 PM EST

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka will be the New York Yankees' opening day starter March 28 against Baltimore, taking the spot left open by Luis Severino's shoulder trouble. Yankees manager Aaron Boone announced the decision before Saturday night's spring training game with the Orioles. Tanaka is...