Covers.com "The average Major League Baseball salary will cross the $4 million threshold when the regular season begins next week. According to an analysis by The Associated Press, the average salary is projected to be about $4.25 million in 2015, depending on transaction before the start of the season on..." April 01
New York Post "While the Yankees don’t seem too concerned about Didi Gregorius’ sprained left wrist, there was a degree of swelling in the area. “Didi still had a little swelling, so I don’t know if he will play [Wednesday],’’ Girardi said of Derek Jeter’s replacement at short after Tuesday’s 3-1 loss to the..." April 01
Hardball Talk "Yesterday we learned what the annual salary was in Major League Baseball. Now we know what the meal money situation is. I’m curious why the 50 cents is on there. Or what leads to the decision to raise it $1.50 from last year. I’m sure there are some accountants at MLB who have this all down..." April 01
New York Times "When Jose Pirela, a 25-year-old Venezuelan utility player for the Yankees, sat on a dugout bench last Tuesday to speak with more than a dozen reporters about the concussion he sustained two days earlier from crashing into an outfield wall, he did not feel comfortable speaking in English to a..." March 31
CBS Sports Fantasy News "Yankees general manager Brian Cashman addressed a report that the fastball of pitcher Dellin Betances lacks velocity Monday, calling the reports inaccurate, The Journal News reports. "The Betances 'Where has his velocity gone?' story is not accurate," Cashman said. "He's actually averaging a..." March 30
Hardball Talk "Alex Rodriguez has been pretty uncooperative this spring training. Instead of breaking both hips and flailing miserably, he has hit pretty well for an old guy on a one-year layoff. Instead of being a big distraction he has put his head down, blended into the scenery, done his job and said all the..." March 30
And now Teixeira is walking fine at Steinbrenner Field. Got him on the kneecap, he said. He was wearing a knee pad. No tests. #Yankees
Scott Baker released. Kyle Davies sent to AAA. Bryan Mitchell optioned to AAA. All potentially good news for Chase Whitley. #yankees
Didi Gregorius said his wrist feels much better. Believes he'll be fine for Opening Day.
Jared Burton is back in camp, said he has some contractual things to finalize but he's a Yankee again. Playing catch today.
Didi Gregorious left wrist sprain will go for precautionary X-rays #yankees
Alex Rodriguez will make his debut at 1st base on Sunday against the Astros. pic.twitter.com/gHa0Drq6Xz
New York Daily News "Sure, Hal Steinbrenner isn’t as blustery as his old man was. But losses to the Mets still cut him deeply, even if they come in meaningless March exhibition games. That’s why the Yankees’ loss to the Mets on Wednesday in Tampa made for “an unpleasant day here at Steinbrenner Field,” Steinbrenner..." March 27
New York Post "Dellin Betances’ subpar spring doesn’t have Yankees manager Joe Girardi delaying a decision as to who will replace David Robertson in the closer’s role. “That is a decision that will probably be talked about a lot next week,’’ Girardi said. “It’s not on the forefront of what we are trying to do..." March 27
Sporting News "Alex Rodriguez's cousin, Yuri Sucart, has pleaded guilty in the federal investigation of performance-enhancing drugs that were illegally supplied to athletes through a Florida clinic, the Associated Press reported Friday. More than six years ago, the Yankees infielder confessed to doping and..." March 27
New York Daily News "The numbers tell a big part of the story for Masahiro Tanaka this spring. With a 1.74 ERA, 12 strikeouts and one walk over 10.1 innings in his first three starts, it’s been a successful month for Tanaka, who is pitching with a small tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right..." March 26
ESPN New York "New York Yankees infielder Alex Rodriguez is subject to increased drug testing by Major League Baseball as a result of his 162-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs, according to baseball commissioner Rob Manfred. Speaking at Charlotte Sports Park, where the Yankees were playing..." March 26
Hardball Talk "Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury was diagnosed with an oblique strain early last week, but it’s thought to be a fairly minor injury and he is expected to be ready for the beginning of the 2015 regular season. According to MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch, Ellsbury was able to take dry swings, play catch,..." March 26
Fox Sports "I walked into the Yankees’ spring complex with no preconceived notions about what I wanted to write. I walked out stunned by the team’s excitement over Derek Jeter’s replacement, shortstop Didi Gregorius. So, let’s take a day off from talking about Alex Rodriguez’s comeback, the Yankees’..." March 26
Newark Star-Ledger "The Yankees pitching prospect who was hospitalized after he was allegedly attacked over the winter hasn't been hampered this spring by the injuries he sustained, minor league pitching coordinator Gil Paterson told New Jersey Advance Media. Authorities say former NFL hopeful Anthony Morales, 24,..." March 25
So looks like Tanaka is the opening day starter barring something unforeseen.
New York Daily News "Alex Rodriguez came to camp needing to prove himself to earn at-bats. He hasn’t done enough for Joe Girardi to name him as the everyday designated hitter, but A-Rod has shown his manager something with his first few weeks of at-bats. “I definitely think he’s swung the bat pretty good,”..." March 25
Hardball Talk "Yesterday Joe Girardi admitted that, based on how the Yankees spring rotation has been set up, CC Sabathia would be on short rest for Opening Day, making him unlikely to start that day. Who is in line: Masahiro Tanaka. Sabathia has started the past six Opening Days for the Yankees. Before that..." March 25
New York Post "Delin Betances didn’t know his fastball topped out at 94 mph on Tuesday night against the Tigers at George M. Steinbrenner Field. All the Yankees’ giant right-handed closer candidate understood was that it was short of the gas he hurled last season when he lived in the high 90s and reached 100..." March 25
Fox Sports Florida "The Tampa Bay Rays will honor Don Zimmer, a beloved baseball figure, by retiring his uniform No. 66 on Opening Day. On Tuesday, the team made the announcement to retire the number, which will happen during a ceremony before the Rays face the Baltimore Orioles on April 6 at Tropicana Field...." March 24
Yankees say Pirela has a concussion and is getting a CT scan at Tradition Medical Center.
Pirela crashed into CF fence head-first in pursuit of Lagares fly ball. Was down on the track for a while. Now he's been helped into cart.
Terez Owens "Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez has always had a thing for muscles on the ladies. Rumor has it A-Rod brought along some surprising company during spring training. She has many of the same physical characteristics of his past girlfriends (including a couple of very famous actresses): Tall, blonde,..." March 21
New York Times "The most famous player in Yankees history had the most infamous diet. Babe Ruth was said to subsist, at least in part, on hot dogs and beer, the fuel that added to his legendary persona as a charismatic, fun-loving superstar. But if the Babe played for the Yankees today and ambled into their..." March 21
New York Daily News "Jacoby Ellsbury’s abdominal strain appears to be a little more serious than the Yankees initially believed, but Joe Girardi isn’t worried about his center fielder being ready for the season. Ellsbury was sent for a precautionary MRI on Wednesday, diagnosed with a low-grade mild oblique strain...." March 19
CBSSports.com "A settlement has been reached in a long-running defamation lawsuit against former major-league pitcher Roger Clemens by his ex-trainer, the Associated Press reports. The settlement, which was reached after closed-door negotiations before U.S. Magistrate Judge Cheryl L. Pollak, will not require..." March 19
New York Daily News "Jacoby Ellsbury won't be in the lineup Tuesday or Wednesday thanks to a mild abdominal strain, but the Yankees aren't overly concerned. At least not yet, anyway. Ellsbury told the team he first felt the injury - technically diagnosed as a right rectus abdominis strain - before Sunday's game,..." March 18
Jacoby Ellsbury underwent precautionary MRI; low-grade mild oblique strain. No baseball activity for next seven days.
The Score "CC Sabathia has insisted all spring that he's not judging himself on the results of the box score. Neither is his manager, Joe Girardi. Sabathia, who underwent season-ending surgery last summer to repair degenerative cartilage in his right knee, performed inconsistently across two innings..." March 18
A scout who saw CC Sabathia last night says: "He threw better, & harder, than I've seen him throw in 3 years." Good sign for the #Yankees
Pinstripe Alley "common narrative that's emerged in baseball over the past few years is that it's no longer possible to build a championship caliber team primarily through free agency. It's an idea that I've bought into willingly because the logic behind it makes plenty of sense. MLB's economic landscape has..." March 17
MLB.com "CC Sabathia walked into the Yankees' clubhouse on crutches Tuesday and had some bittersweet news regarding his knee surgery that took place July 31. Dr. Neal ElAttrache, as expected, cleared out the knee without any problems, but during his scope, the doctor found a bone spur that he shaved..." March 14
The Score "Major League Baseball has approved a revised product for pitcher's head protection that it hopes will be user-friendly enough to trigger widespread use. The league introduced a padded cap for the first time last season, but San Diego Padres lefty Alex Torres was the only pitcher to use it in a..." March 14
New York Post "Chris Capuano likely will start the season on the disabled list after suffering a strained right quadriceps during his start against the Red Sox on Wednesday. “It’s going to be a while,” manager Joe Girardi said before the Yankees beat the Braves, 3-2, at George M. Steinbrenner Field on..." March 13
The Score "Masahiro Tanaka's first spring start couldn't have gone any better. It was perfect. Tanaka didn't allow a baseunner through two innings of work against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, striking out two and inducing four groundballs on 19 pitches. He threw 15 strikes and his fastball sat in..." March 13
Fox Sports "CC Sabathia thinks he is ready for his first spring training start. The New York Yankees left-hander threw 29 pitches broken down into two innings during his first simulated game of spring training Thursday. Sabathia is lined up to possibly pitch on Tuesday. The 34-year-old was hobbled by a..." March 12
New York Daily News "When the Yankees open the season at Yankee Stadium in April, they won’t just have to deal with questions about their roster, they may also have to deal with the condition of their field. With the New York City Football Club set to open its MLS season in the Bronx on Sunday and scheduled to play..." March 12
ESPN New York "Alex Rodriguez may have 654 career home runs, but the last one he slammed was in September 2013. So prior to hitting the first spring training home run of his comeback, a solo shot against the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday, he was not filled with confidence. Alex Rodriguez watches his home run..." March 12
Newark Star-Ledger "No time wasted. Hideki Matsui started the first day of his new baseball life Thursday. The new special assistant to Yankees general manager Brian Cashman toured the organization's minor league complex here with translator Roger Kahlon. Vice president of player development Gary Denbo said..." March 12
New York Post "The current rotation concerns of the Yankees and Rangers could be worse — Cliff Lee could have accepted one of the two highest total bids in December 2010. Lee turned down the Yankees’ seven-year, $150 million offer and the six year, $138 million bid of the Rangers — the teams viewed as the..." March 11
Yankees announce that LHP Chris Capuano has a Grade 2 quadriceps strain. Safe to say he will begin the year on the disabled list.
New York Post "Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Stephen Drew was the Yankees’ starting second baseman on Tuesday. And Drew made it clear that was his expectation when he was told of the statement later in the day. That’s all well and good, but it won’t mean much if Drew doesn’t figure out a way to, you know,..." March 11
In case there was still any doubt, Joe Girardi confirmed that his plan is for Stephen Drew to be the Yanks' everyday second baseman.
Sabathia scheduled for sim game Thursday. 30-pitch sim game today. #Yankees
Hardball Talk "From Nick Cafardo’s notes in the Boston Globe … According to one Phillies source, the Yankees have come the closest to landing [Cole] Hamels, offering a package of prospects that at least has given the Phillies a baseline for future talks. So it sounds like this is something the Phillies..." March 09