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  1. Could Tanaka be back by Sept. 12?

    Wallace Matthews

    DETROIT -- Masahiro Tanaka will throw three innings and 45 pitches to a couple of his own teammates on the field at Comerica Park on Thursday morning before the series finale between the Yankees and Tigers. The hitters have yet to be announced, bu...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  2. Tanaka to face hitters Saturday

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- The next step in Masahiro Tanaka's rehabilitation from a torn ulnar collateral ligament occurs before Saturday afternoon's game against the White Sox, when the Yankees' ace right-hander is scheduled to face a couple of his teammates in a ...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  3. Should the Yankees be sellers?

    Wallace Matthews

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- When I first asked this question a couple of weeks ago, there was still at least the illusion of hope that by adding a spare part or two, getting a couple of injured players back, and getting the kind of production they expected o...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  4. Gardner a steal for Yankees

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- There was plenty of head-scratching when the New York Yankees signed Brett Gardner to a four-year, $52 million contract extension back in February, just a couple months after they had signed Jacoby Ellsbury for the next seven years at $15...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  5. Surprising Nuno lives to pitch another day

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- It hasn't been easy being Vidal Nuno for the past couple of weeks, knowing that your job is probably in jeopardy every time you take the mound and no doubt also sensing that with the fans, you are probably the 26th-most popular player on ...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  6. Yankees should mess with the Johan

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- By just about any standard, Johan Santana is a terrible risk. He has missed two out of the past three seasons due to injury. He will turn 34 a couple of weeks before Opening Day. And you can count the number of pitchers who have succes...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  7. Rapid Reaction: Ellsbury a Yankee?

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- We all know the 2014 Yankees will need a closer, a second baseman, a couple of starting pitchers and perhaps a third baseman. So what do they do? They go out and buy a center fielder. And not just any center fielder, but one who is a ...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  8. Rapid Reaction: Yankees 7, Orioles 5

    Wallace Matthews

    BALTIMORE -- If anyone was stealing signs tonight, it must have been the Yankees, considering the way they slapped around Miguel Gonzalez and the Orioles bullpen tonight. Their 7-5 victory was big for a couple of reasons, not the least of which was s...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  9. Postgame notes: Nunie needs a new knee?

    Wallace Matthews

    TORONTO -- The Yankees are coming off a disastrous road trip, and as they return to the Bronx for a 10-game homestand, they are staring into the abyss of an October without baseball. And unless something changes over the next couple of days, their...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  10. Alex Rodriguez's battle with the New York Yankees is fitting with...

    Wallace Matthews

    A-Rod's lawyer's claims would fit with the George M. Steinbrenner III legacy.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2013
  11. Pregame notes: Nunie back to 3rd?

    Wallace Matthews

    LOS ANGELES -- What a difference a couple of days makes. With the return of Derek Jeter, Eduardo Nunez and Jayson Nix (from the DL), and the acquisition of Alfonso Soriano, it is a vastly different Yankees lineup that Joe Girardi will send out tonigh...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  12. W2W4: The A-Rod vigil

    Wallace Matthews

    Where we stand: The same place we have stood for the past couple of weeks -- in a holding pattern, waiting for Alex Rodriguez to be suspended by Major League Baseball for his involvement with the defunct Coral Gables, Fla., anti-aging clinic, Biogene...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  13. Bounce-back day for Phelps, Wells, Pronk

    Wallace Matthews

    MINNEAPOLIS -- When the New York Yankees arrived here from Baltimore in the wee hours of Monday morning, they had just been swept by the Orioles, David Phelps was a couple of days removed from a horrendous pitching performance, and both Vernon Wells ...

    Blog | July 04, 2013
  14. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 8, Yankees 5

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- For the second night in a row, there was some bite in this toothless Yankees offense. Only tonight, the lineup came up a couple of teeth short as the Texas Rangers beat the Yankees 8-5. What it means: That the Yankees must rely on the...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  15. Postgame notes: Nuno, Gardner and DPs

    Wallace Matthews

    The Yankees played their worst game of the young season tonight, losing 9-1 to the lowly Houston Astros, and Andy Pettitte pitched his worst game in years. But there were a couple of (minor) positives: * LHP Vidal Nuno, making his major-le...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  16. Postgame notes: Wells, Youk, Cano

    Wallace Matthews

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The story of the Yankees' 5-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays tonight in the opener of a three-game series between AL East rivals was a simple one: Matt Moore good, CC Sabathia not so good. But there were a couple of minor subplots...

    Blog | April 22, 2013