Yankees’ DJ LeMahieu sits again, Aaron Hicks scratched

Yankees' DJ LeMahieu sits again, Aaron Hicks scratched

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — DJ LeMahieu and Aaron Hicks both missed the Yankees’ 7-2 win over the Rays on Thursday night at Tropicana Field, with LeMahieu still nursing a left wrist injury and Hicks sidelined by right hamstring tightness that he started feeling on Wednesday. Both players, though, had eyes on returning to the lineup … Read more

Nestor Cortes delivers another gem as Yankees stymie Rays

Nestor Cortes delivers another gem as Yankees stymie Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Yankees entered Tropicana Field to face their stiffest AL East competition battered and bruised — and on Thursday night, it didn’t matter. Just as he has all season, Nestor Cortes pitched like an ace, which allowed a makeshift Yankees lineup that didn’t get a hit off Ryan Yarbrough until the sixth … Read more

MLB inflamed Josh Donaldson-Tim Anderson incident

MLB inflamed Josh Donaldson-Tim Anderson incident

Dead heat. No hero, no villain, no rooting interest. Just a clash of well-established knuckleheads. Josh Donaldson, a provocateur who relishes getting under players’ skin regardless of its color, versus Tim Anderson, a self-inflated, attention-starved showboat — see last season’s “Field of Dreams” Yanks-White Sox game — who has already been sanctioned by MLB for … Read more

Matt Carpenter signs major league deal with New York Yankees

Matt Carpenter signs major league deal with New York Yankees

The New York Yankees have signed three-time All-Star Matt Carpenter, adding a veteran infielder to a roster that has been beset by injuries. The Yankees announced Thursday that Carpenter, who spent parts of the past 11 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals, signed a major league contract and has been added to their active roster. … Read more

Josh Donaldson apologizes to Jackie Robinson’s wife, family for ‘Jackie’ remark to Tim Anderson

Josh Donaldson apologizes to Jackie Robinson's wife, family for 'Jackie' remark to Tim Anderson

Josh Donaldson has apologized to Jackie Robinson’s wife and family for using the barrier-breaking Hall of Famer’s name in reference to Tim Anderson last week, saying Robinson “was a true American hero” and that he holds his name “in the highest regard.” Donaldson issued his apology as part of a statement to MLB.com on Thursday, … Read more

Surprising JP Sears gives depleted Yankees a pick me up

Surprising JP Sears gives depleted Yankees a pick me up

Just when things started to turn south for baseball’s best team, the Yankees turned to a young man of the south, the heretofore practically unknown JP Sears, a fresh face from South Carolina with a 95-mph max fastball that plays better than its gun readings , a wicked breaking ball and a penchant for strikes. … Read more

JP Sears wins first MLB start as depleted Yankees blank Orioles

JP Sears wins first MLB start as depleted Yankees blank Orioles

Optimistic and upbeat in the face of significant adversity, Aaron Boone took the glass-half-full approach as bad injury news flowed Wednesday. “It’s also a great opportunity,” the Yankees manager said on the day when Giancarlo Stanton and Jonathan Loaisga were added to the injured list, “for people we’re really excited about to step up and … Read more

Yankees suddenly don’t look like juggernaut facing 2022 test

Yankees suddenly don't look like juggernaut facing 2022 test

Through recent events, we finally learned that the Yankees of 2022 aren’t perfect, either professionally or personally. There are finally a few L’s on the board, and one big E by a well-known professional agitator who went over the line, mocked a respected rival and earned the one-game ban he drew from Major League Baseball. … Read more

Chicago White Sox star Tim Anderson hushes booing New York Yankees fans with home run in win

Chicago White Sox star Tim Anderson hushes booing New York Yankees fans with home run in win

NEW YORK — Tim Anderson said everything he had to say with one swing of the bat — and a commanding trot around the bases. Anderson hit a three-run homer and then put a finger to his lips to silence fans booing and chanting “Jackie” at him, capping a tumultuous weekend at Yankee Stadium and … Read more