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Rounding Third: Maybe it's time to give Joe Girardi some credit

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 weeks 6 hours ago
Philadelphia, PA ( - The New York Yankees will use their 12th different starting pitcher on Friday when Esmil Rogers takes the ball against Cleveland.Two teams have used more that. The Colorado Rockies have run 14 starters out there, while the Texas Rangers have used 13. Those teams, though, have both lost a major league-worst 69 games and are a combined 45 games out of first...

Nats acquire Yanks reliever Thornton off waivers

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 weeks 3 days ago
Washington, DC ( - The Washington Nationals acquired relief pitcher Matt Thornton off waivers from the New York Yankees on Tuesday.The left-hander went 0-3 with a 2.55 ERA in 24 2/3 innings over 46 appearances with the Yankees this season.In other roster news for the Nationals, pitcher Taylor Jordan was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.To replace Thornton on their roster...

Teixeira scratched, Headley plays 1B

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 weeks 4 days ago
Bronx, NY ( - New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was scratched from the lineup for Monday night's game against Detroit because of lightheadedness.Third baseman Chase Headley made his first career start at first in Teixeira's place.The shuffle continued with Martin Prado moving from right field to third base and Ichiro Suzuki being inserted in right.

Yankees put Phelps on DL

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 weeks 4 days ago
Bronx, NY ( - The New York Yankees placed pitcher David Phelps on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation, the team announced Monday.Phelps left Sunday's start in Boston after two brutal innings due to the injury. He gave up five runs on six hits before exiting.Phelps is 5-5 with a 4.24 ERA in 26 games (17 starts) this season. He began the season in the bullpen,...

Yankees DFA Roberts

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 weeks 6 hours ago
Boston, MA ( - The New York Yankees designated veteran second baseman Brian Roberts for assignment on Friday.The club also optioned infielder Zelous Wheeler and outfielder Zoilo Almonte to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.The moves opened roster spots for infielders Martin Prado and Stephen Drew, who were acquired in separate deals with Arizona and Boston before Thursday's non-...

Yankees get Prado from Arizona

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 weeks 1 day ago
Bronx, NY ( - The New York Yankees acquired infielder Martin Prado from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday.In exchange for the 30-year-old Prado, the Yankees sent the Diamondbacks minor league catcher Peter O'Brien and a player to be named later or cash considerations.Prado appeared in 106 games for Arizona this season, batting .270 with five home runs and 42 RBI.Over nine...

Red Sox send Drew To Yankees

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 weeks 1 day ago
Bronx, NY ( - The Boston Red Sox continued their busy trade deadline day by sending shortstop Stephen Drew and cash to the division-rival Yankees for infielder/outfielder Kelly Johnson on Thursday.Drew, 31, has struggled at the plate this season, hitting just .176 with four home runs and 11 RBI in 39 games. He is expected to play second base for the Yankees.The nine-year veteran...

MLB veteran Eric Chavez retires

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 weeks 2 days ago
( - Six-time Gold Glove third baseman Eric Chavez is retiring after 17 years in the majors.Chavez told on Wednesday he didn't feel right accepting over $1 million remaining on his contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks this season, so he volunteered to move from the disabled list to retirement."I'm very lucky," Chavez told the website. "I just enjoyed competing and...

Yankees recall Almonte, DFA Francis

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 weeks 4 days ago
Arlington, TX ( - Before Monday's game against the Texas Rangers, the New York Yankees recalled outfielder Zoilo Almonte from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and designated pitcher Jeff Francis for assignment.Almonte has appeared in 10 games for the Yankees this season, going 4-for-25 with one homer.The Yankees had acquired Francis from the Oakland Athletics earlier this month....

Yankees add Capuano to roster

By Anonymous (not verified), 4 weeks 6 hours ago
Bronx, NY ( - The New York Yankees signed recently acquired pitcher Chris Capuano to a major league contract and added him to the 25-man roster on Friday.The veteran was pitching in the Colorado Rockies' minor league system when the Yankees obtained him in Thursday's trade to aid their depleted pitching staff.Capuano agreed to a minor league contract with the Rockies earlier...