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Tanaka has UCL tear, to avoid surgery

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 days 21 hours ago
Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - New York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka has been diagnosed with a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow, though the team is hopeful the All-Star hurler will be able to return later this season.In a conference call held with reporters on Thursday, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman stated that three separate doctors who evaluated...

Tanaka to DL with sore elbow

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 days 21 hours ago
Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Yankees will be without staff ace Masahiro Tanaka for at least the next two weeks -- and possibly longer.The All-Star hurler was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday as he flew back to New York to have an MRI performed on his ailing right elbow.Tanaka's shelving comes just one day after the first-year major leaguer had his worst start as a...

Yankees call up Greene for start

By Anonymous (not verified), 5 days 21 hours ago
Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Yankees recalled rookie Shane Greene from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to make Monday's start against the Cleveland Indians.New York originally had lefty Vidal Nuno slated to start the opener, but he was shipped to Arizona on Sunday for righty Brandon McCarthy. So, instead the team recalled Greene, who will be making his first major league start....

Yankees acquire Brandon McCarthy from Diamondbacks

By Anonymous (not verified), 6 days 21 hours ago
Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired left- handed pitcher Vidal Nuno from the New York Yankees for right-handed pitcher Brandon McCarthy and cash considerations on Sunday.Nuno went 2-5 with a 5.42 ERA in 17 games (14 starts) for the Yankees this season. The left-hander made his MLB debut last season and in five games (three starts), he was 1-2 with a 2.25 ERA....

Yankees designate Soriano for assignment

By Anonymous (not verified), 6 days 21 hours ago
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Yankees have decided to part ways with the struggling Alfonso Soriano, designating the outfielder for assignment on Sunday.Soriano had just one hit in his last 14 at-bats and was 0-for-4 in Saturday's game against Minnesota. He was batting just .221 with six homers and 23 runs batted in through 67 games this season.The Yankees re-acquired Soriano...

Sabathia could miss rest of season

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 week 1 day ago
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia could miss the rest of the season because of an ailing right knee.Sabathia last started for the Yankees on May 10 and underwent an MRI exam on Thursday after swelling developed in his knee following a rehab start at Double-A Trenton on Wednesday.Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Friday that Sabathia is set to visit Dr....

Yankees demote struggling Solarte; add IF Wheeler

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 week 2 days ago
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Yankees have optioned infielder Yangervis Solarte to Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barre and selected the contract of infielder Zelous Wheeler from the minor league team.Solarte won a job with the Yankees during spring training and had a hot start to the season that made him the everyday third baseman for much of the first two months.However, he...

Sabathia gets MRI on swollen knee

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 week 2 days ago
Minneapolis, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - New York Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia underwent an MRI on his right knee Thursday.Sabathia, who made his last start on May 10, woke up on Thursday morning with swelling in his knee following a 3 2/3 inning rehab start for Double-A Trenton on Wednesday.After giving up an MLB-worst 112 earned runs last season, Sabathia has allowed at least four in five of...

Yankees' minor leaguer Aceves suspended 50 games

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 week 2 days ago
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - New York Yankees minor league pitcher Alfredo Aceves has been suspended 50 games for violating the drug program.The penalty is without pay and comes after a second positive test for an unspecified drug of abuse.Aceves appeared in 10 games for the Yankees in May and early June before a demotion to the minors. He was pitching for the team's Triple-A affiliate in...

Yankees activate Cervelli

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 weeks 4 days ago
Bronx,NY (SportsNetwork.com) - New York Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list prior to Tuesday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays.Cervelli appeared in just five games before sustaining a Grade 2 right hamstring strain on April 13.The 28-year-old, a .269 hitter over 206 career games with the Yankees, saw action in only 17 contests in 2013 due to a...