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  1. Analysis: So sorry, Alfonso Soriano DFA'd

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- Less than a year after it began, the Alfonso Soriano experiment is over. The Yankees designated the 38-year-old outfielder for assignment today, meaning they have 10 days to waive him, trade him, release him or outright him to one of thei...

    Blog | July 06, 2014
  2. Chase the Ace? Not quite, but ...

    Wallace Matthews

    SEATTLE -- When it comes to starting pitching, every team would love to have Sensational. Most, however, are happy to settle for Reliable. Luckily, and surprisingly, the Yankees suddenly find they are blessed with both. In this corner, repres...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  3. Rapid Reaction: Yankees 6, Mariners 3

    Wallace Matthews

    SEATTLE -- The last time the Yankees pulled off a sweep in Seattle, the manager's name was Torre, the catcher's name was Girardi and the shortstop's name was -- well, you already know. That was 15 years ago, a long time between sweeps and, in the ...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  4. Tanaka: The indispensable Yankee

    Wallace Matthews

    SEATTLE -- This is about as plain as I can put it: The only thing standing between the Yankees and a disastrous 2014 season is Masahiro Tanaka. Every time he pitches, it seems, Joe Girardi and as many of Tanaka's teammates who can be rounded up af...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  5. Rapid Reaction: Yankees 4, Mariners 2

    Wallace Matthews

    SEATTLE -- Three things the New York Yankees can be sure of: death, taxes and Masahiro Tanaka. The 25-year-old Japanese right-hander, who is the ace of this pitching staff whether he wants to acknowledge it or not, did it again Wednesday night, s...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  6. Five Yanks on Forbes' 'highest-paid' list

    Wallace Matthews

    SEATTLE -- And no, the highest-paid Yankee is not the one you think it is. Derek Jeter is the highest-ranking Yankee on Forbes' annual list of the highest-paid athletes, coming in 34 spots behind the top-earner, boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., who rak...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  7. Jeter not ready to say farewell

    Wallace Matthews

    SEATTLE -- Derek Jeter hates the term "Farewell Tour." He isn't all that comfortable with pregame ceremonies, or receiving gifts from opposing teams, or having to answer the same questions from a new group of writers at every stop the Yankees make th...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  8. Rapid Reaction: Yankees 3, Mariners 2

    Wallace Matthews

    SEATTLE -- After losing two of three games to the Royals in Kansas City over the weekend, the New York Yankees put themselves in good position to win two of three, at least, from the Mariners here in Seattle with Tuesday's 3-2 victory behind Vidal Nu...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  9. Jeter gets chair, base and watch from M's

    Wallace Matthews

    SEATTLE -- Derek Jeter has fond memories of Seattle because it was here -- or at least at Safeco Field's predecessor, the Kingdome -- that he collected the first two of his 3,371 major league hits on May 30, 1995. So Wednesday, in a pregame ceremo...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  10. Cano 'took advantage' of Yankee Stadium

    Wallace Matthews

    SEATTLE -- Robinson Cano has had a pretty good first 10 weeks as a Seattle Mariner. His .330 batting average is third-best in the American League, and his on-base percentage (.381) is seventh-best in the AL. His team is five games over .500 going...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  11. Pregame notes: Kelley heads to Seattle

    Wallace Matthews

    SEATTLE -- The Yankees have been without their set-up man, Shawn Kelley, for more than a month now, but that is likely to change as soon as Wednesday. Manager Joe Girardi said that Kelley, on the DL since May 7 with a lower back strain, was likely to...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  12. Yanks mediocrity plain to see, now what?

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- It's pretty rare that all of a team's flaws are on display in a single ballgame, but Monday's Yankees loss to the Seattle Mariners was one of those games. Their offense collected a good number of hits off King Felix Hernandez, eight to...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  13. Game 56: Mariners (28-28) @ Yankees (29-26)

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- The Yankees escaped facing King Felix Hernandez when the Mariners were here in April due to a rainout, but tonight, the bill comes due when Felix starts the makeup game at the Stadium. Here's the Yankees lineup: Brett Gardner LF D...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  14. Game 33: Yankees (17-15) @ Angels (16-16)

    Wallace Matthews

    ANAHEIM -- The Yankees can win a series tonight with a victory over the Los Angeles Angels, but they are depending on an emergency starter and a rookie backup catcher to help them do it. Vidal Nuno, hurriedly inserted into the rotation two weeks a...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  15. Kuroda, Yankees still seeking answers

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- The best way to determine how the Yankees felt about Hiroki Kuroda's performance Thursday against the Seattle Mariners is to listen to what they were judging it against. No one was comparing Kuroda's six innings of work in the Yankees'...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  16. Rapid Reaction: Mariners 4, Yankees 2

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees thought they got a break when Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon chose to stay on rotation for tonight's game, meaning no King Felix, but yes Kid Roenis. They couldn't have been more wrong. Now, the Mariners...

    Blog | May 01, 2014