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  1. Yankees are in survival mode now

    Andrew Marchand

    BALTIMORE -- A franchise built on championships now is forced to evaluate itself based on avoiding doctor visits. Not once, not twice, but three times, Hiroki Kuroda -- in the wake of another Yankees loss -- brought up his health as the best part...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  2. First Pitch: Are you a Hiro?

    Andrew Marchand

    NEW YORK -- Now nearly halfway through the season, the Yankees' Most Important Player may be on the mound on Friday night. Hiroki Kuroda needs to be a stabilizer if the Yankees are going to push through and win the mediocre AL East. Hir...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  3. Yankees hooked on Japanese candy

    Andrew Marchand

    CHICAGO -- The New York Yankees' hoarding of a foreign candy started in spring training. One minute there would be boxes of the colorful sweets in the Tampa clubhouse; the next, they would be gone. Since then, the epidemic has grown. The candy is...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  4. First Pitch: Tanaka is Mr. Adjustment

    Andrew Marchand

    NEW YORK -- Masahiro Tanaka is used to being an ace. When he joined the Rakuten Golden Eagles in 2007, they immediately awarded him the No. 18, which traditionally goes to a Japanese team's best pitcher. With CC Sabathia and Hiroki Kuroda struggl...

    Blog | May 03, 2014
  5. Hard-hit Kuroda draws laughs after stinker

    Andrew Marchand

    NEW YORK -- Hiroki Kuroda didn't have much Friday night, but he did have a sense of humor. After the worst start of his career, Kuroda was asked if it is hard to make adjustments as a 39-year-old pitcher. "I don't know. This is the first time ...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  6. Rapid Reaction: Angels 13, Yankees 1

    Andrew Marchand

    NEW YORK -- The Los Angeles Angels crushed Hiroki Kuroda and the New York Yankees on a cold April night in the Bronx. The eight runs allowed by Kuroda were the most ever for him in a start. Kuroda's final line was 4 2/3 innings, eight runs, six ea...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  7. First Pitch: Phat Albert is back

    Andrew Marchand

    BOSTON -- Albert Pujols arrives at Yankee Stadium with more home runs than anyone else in baseball. His eight long balls have him at 500 for his career. Feeling healthier, Pujols, 34, looks as if he might be back to his old self. Even his 499th an...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  8. Notes: Kuroda to receive Pettitte treatment

    Andrew Marchand

    HOUSTON -- In 2013, Joe Girardi rarely let Andy Pettitte go more than 100 pitches. With 39-year-old Hiroki Kuroda coming off a season in which he faded late, Girardi said he will probably put Kuroda on a similar regimen. "That's probably a good c...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  9. First Pitch: The Glue Guy

    Andrew Marchand

    HOUSTON -- CC Sabathia is still trying to reinvent himself as an ace. Ivan Nova is attempting to become a top-of-the-rotation starter. Masahiro Tanaka is one of the most intriguing stories in all of baseball. Michael Pineda could be the X factor. ...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  10. 2014 Projections: Yankees rotation, closer

    Andrew Marchand

    The Yankees' pitching is going to be intriguing to watch from start to finish. Can CC Sabathia regain his ace form? Will Hiroki Kuroda continue to look old or be revived? Does Ivan Nova have the consistency for a solid full season? Will Masahiro ...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  11. Yankees' starting pitching looks deep

    Andrew Marchand

    Michael Pineda has fired nine scoreless innings for the Yankees this spring. "He's been the most dominant pitcher on their staff so far," one scout said. But Pineda is not alone in looking good in the Grapefruit League. Adam Warren#43 RP Ne...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  12. Slimmed down CC loses velocity

    Andrew Marchand

    TAMPA, Fla. -- The fastball of the slimmed-down CC Sabathia topped out at 88 mph, which was three miles less than its diminished state from 2013. Afterward, Sabathia didn't want to delve too deep into the issue. He does not know if his fastball wi...

    Blog | March 01, 2014
  13. Masahiro Tanaka of New York Yankees strikes out three in spring t...

    Andrew Marchand

    Masahiro Tanaka threw two scoreless innings in his spring debut as a New York Yankee, striking out three in an exhibition game Saturday against the Philadelphia Phillies.

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2014
  14. GM Brian Cashman of New York Yankees projects Masahiro Tanaka to ...

    Andrew Marchand

    Masahiro Tanaka, who signed the fifth-largest contract for a pitcher in major-league history, has potential to one day be a "No. 3 starter," New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Friday.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2014
  15. Masahiro Tanaka has arrived in United States, to meet with intere...

    Andrew Marchand

    The Masahiro Tanaka free-agency tour has hit the United States, as the Japanese ace and his agent began meeting with teams on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2014
  16. Kuroda officially back in fold

    Andrew Marchand

    Here is our news story on Hiroki Kuroda's return. The Yankees have now made it official with this release: The New York Yankees today announced they have signed right-handed pitcher Hiroki Kuroda to a one-year Major League contract, extending thro...

    Blog | December 07, 2013