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  1. First Pitch: No holding Betances back

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- The last guy to close for the New York Yankees held the job for 17 seasons. The current one will be lucky to hold it for two. That is not because David Robertson doesn't have the ability to do Mariano Rivera's job. He certainly does...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  2. New York Yankees' Carlos Beltran has 'no pain,' to start rehab as...

    Wallace Matthews

    New York Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran is heading down to Tampa, Florida, to begin a rehab assignment on Monday.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2014
  3. Pregame notes: Closing time?

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- The Yankees and Red Sox meet tonight for the first of 19 times this season, and for Game 1 of this continuing saga, the Yankees have no closer. That's right. Mariano Rivera is retired. David Robertson, of course, is on the DL with a gr...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  4. David Robertson of New York Yankees headed to disabled list

    Wallace Matthews

    The New York Yankees say closer David Robertson will go on the disabled list because of a strained groin.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2014
  5. Tanaka to take Jeter's place as Yanks' face?

    Wallace Matthews

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Masahiro Tanaka was asked Sunday if there was a Yankees player he particularly admired and was looking forward to meeting. The Japanese right-hander listened patiently to the translation, pursed his lips as he thought for a moment, ...

    Blog | February 16, 2014
  6. Morning notes: The Closer throws

    Wallace Matthews

    TAMPA, Fla. -- David Robertson, the new Yankees closer, will throw a bullpen session this morning on the second day of workouts for pitchers and catchers. The is new because the former closer, a fellow by the name of Mariano Rivera, rarely picked ...

    Blog | February 16, 2014
  7. Mo-ment No.1: What else could it be?

    Wallace Matthews

    Andrew Marchand and I came up with our three most memorable months of the New York Yankees' 2013 season. No. 3 was the day Alex Rodriguez was suspended for a record 211-games, and yet returned to the Yankees on Aug. 5 in Chicago. No. 2 was the night ...

    Blog | December 25, 2013
  8. D-Rob the new Mo? Not so fast ...

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- Ever since Mariano Rivera announced that the 2013 season would be his last, it has been widely assumed the Yankees would promote from within, moving David Robertson, their incomparable Eighth-Inning Guy, to the closer's role, much the way...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  9. Mariano Rivera of New York Yankees named AL Comeback Player of th...

    Wallace Matthews

    New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera has been named the American League's Comeback Player of the Year for his going-away season, one that served as a victory lap to his brilliant 19-year career.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2013
  10. MLB Video: The Unseen Mo

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- "BEING: Mariano Rivera" is a 90-minute documentary on Mo's farewell season that will air Sunday at 2:30 p.m. on FOX, but not all of it made it off the cutting room floor. Here are two scenes you won't see in the finished film: The firs...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  11. New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman has long winter ahead

    Wallace Matthews

    Brian Cashman has a busy winter ahead of him; here are our suggestions.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2013
  12. First Pitch: Weekend with the kiddies?

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- The playoff hunt is over. The pressure is off. The games can actually be fun again. (I mean, Joe Girardi is actually considering putting Mariano Rivera into center field for an inning). So this weekend in Houston, why not go all the wa...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  13. Girardi masterminded Rivera's Mo-ment

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- If this was Joe Girardi's last game at Yankee Stadium as the manager of the home team, he certainly orchestrated a wow finish. It was Girardi who came up with the idea, on the fly, to have Andy Pettitte and Derek Jeter go out to the m...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  14. Jeter, Pettitte pull Mo in final home game

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- Andy Pettitte was the co-star of the most emotional moment seen at either Yankee Stadium in many years tonight, when he and Derek Jeter went to the mound to get Mariano Rivera with two outs in the ninth inning of the New York Yankees' 4-0...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  15. Jeter: Mo in CF? Not on my watch

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- Derek Jeter was an avid, albeit dry-eyed, participant in Mariano Rivera's final appearance at Yankee Stadium, accompanying Andy Pettitte to the mound to remove Mo with two outs in the ninth inning of Thursday night's game against the Tamp...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  16. Rapid Reaction: Rays 4, Yankees 0

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- It was a scene reminiscent of the most memorable Yankees nights: a sold-out ballpark, an autumnal chill in the air and Mariano Rivera on the mound. But nothing was on the line Thursday night, just one more chance to see the great River...

    Blog | September 26, 2013