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8/20/2014 | Yanks, Tanaka encouraged by latest 'pen session

Masahiro Tanaka did not need a translator to answer "good" in response to questions of how his arm was feeling after his latest bullpen session on Wednesday.

8/20/2014 | Yanks to bring rehabbing Phelps back as reliever

In order to get him back from the disabled list more quickly, the Yankees have decided to transition right-hander David Phelps back as a reliever.

8/20/2014 | Beltran again sidelined by right elbow issue

Carlos Beltran received a cortisone shot to help him deal with the soreness in his right elbow that kept him out of Wednesday's lineup and will sideline him for at least Thursday's game as well.

8/20/2014 | Yankees reach out with a hand of inclusion

In his first event as MLB's ambassador for inclusion, Billy Bean was joined by Yankees general manager Brian Cashman and assistant GM Jean Afterman for a visit to talk to LGBTQ youth at the Hetrick-Martin Institute in New York City.

8/20/2014 | Yanks trying to capitalize on schedule opportunity

Four back in the American League Wild Card race, the Yankees call on Michael Pineda, who will make his second start since returning from the disabled list. The Astros, who are embracing the spoiler role, will counter with Scott Feldman in the Bronx.

8/19/2014 | Yankees zapped late, take step back in WC chase

With the game tied in the ninth, David Robertson struggled with his command and eventually gave up a deciding three-run homer to Chris Carter in a tough 7-4 defeat to the Astros. With Tuesday night victories by the Mariners and Tigers, the Yankees dropped to four games back in the American League Wild Card chase.

8/19/2014 | Jeter's hit that tied Wagner now ruled an error

Major League Baseball slightly altered history on Tuesday with a scoring change to the Yankees' game against the Indians on Aug. 8. Derek Jeter reached base in the first inning on what was originally ruled an infield single and the 3,430th hit in his career, which tied Honus Wagner for sixth place on baseball's all-time hits list. That play has now been ruled an error on Cleveland first baseman Carlos Santana, who could not cleanly handle a throw from shortstop Jose Ramirez.

8/19/2014 | Bullpen may be an option for recovering Phelps

Injured Yankees starter David Phelps made 50 throws from 60 feet Monday and said everything felt good as he recovers from right elbow inflammation.

8/19/2014 | Girardi shares ideas to speed up game pace

With the recent election of Rob Manfred to succeed Bud Selig as Commissioner of Baseball, ways to solve some of baseball's lingering issues, most notably its pace of play, have resurfaced. Yankees manager Joe Girardi shed light on that topic Tuesday.

8/18/2014 | Film about Yankees and featuring Yankees premieres

The film "Henry & Me" premiered in Manhattan on Monday, and it's about and features Yankees past and present, including Babe, Mickey, Reggie, Yogi, Thurman, Mariano, Joe Girardi, Willie Randolph and more.

8/18/2014 | Since coming to NY, Headley relishing his time

The Yankees have called Chase Headley's presence a "rental" for the season's final two months, but Headley is hoping that it can be something more.

8/17/2014 | Teixeira ties DiMaggio on all-time homer list

Mark Teixeira hit his 361st career home run on Sunday at Tropicana Field, tying Joe DiMaggio for 80th place on the all-time list.

8/17/2014 | McCann activated off DL, starts in series finale

Yankees catcher Brian McCann was activated from the seven-day concussion disabled list on Sunday, starting behind the plate for the team's series finale against the Rays at Tropicana Field.

8/17/2014 | Tanaka plays catch without issue as progress continues

Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka played catch on Sunday at Tropicana Field and reported no issues, one day after throwing 25 fastballs off a bullpen mound.

8/17/2014 | With Beltran back in right, Jeter slotted at DH

Serving as the designated hitter is not Derek Jeter's favorite assignment in the lineup, but it's still preferable to a full day off for the Yankees captain.

8/17/2014 | Yankees out to build momentum in Wild Card chase

The Yankees -- who are 3 1/2 games back in the American League Wild Card race -- open a six-game homestand Tuesday against the Astros hoping to build on some much-needed momentum. New York lefty Chris Capuano, who has a 3.60 ERA in four starts, opposes Houston southpaw Brett Oberholtzer, who's 4-2 with a 2.84 ERA since May 24.

8/17/2014 | Dominant Kuroda leads Yanks to series win

Hiroki Kuroda retired 17 straight batters to highlight a dominant outing and Brett Gardner drove in two runs as the Yankees completed their road trip with a 4-2 victory over the Rays on Sunday at Tropicana Field.

8/16/2014 | Importance of rubber game not lost on Rays, Yanks

The Rays and Yankees will meet Sunday afternoon in the rubber game at Tropicana Field, an all-important series win up for grabs for two teams in the middle of the pack in the American League East trying to put together a playoff push. Tampa Bay will start Jeremy Hellickson, while New York will counter with Hiroki Kuroda.

8/16/2014 | Leave it to Jeter: Captain lifts Yankees in ninth

The initial plan was to drop a bunt onto the artificial turf, an assignment that proved more challenging than Derek Jeter had anticipated. So Jeter came up with a better idea, delivering a key hit that the Yankees needed desperately. He lashed a run-scoring single to right field off Jake McGee, lifting New York to a 3-2 victory over the Rays that snapped the Bombers' five-game losing streak.

8/16/2014 | Dedicated Tanaka feels good after throwing heat

Masahiro Tanaka threw 25 fastballs off a bullpen mound on Saturday morning at Tropicana Field, reporting no discomfort, and the Yankees right-hander is eager to begin snapping off breaking pitches in his next session. "I think we're heading in the right direction, so I feel good about that," Tanaka said through an interpreter.

8/16/2014 | Beltran works way back to start in right field

Carlos Beltran said that he was given no better than a 50-50 chance of playing the outfield again this season, but that coin flip has worked out in the Yankees' favor. The veteran played right field on Saturday, his first appearance there since May 11.

8/16/2014 | Long confident Yanks will battle out of slump

The morale level has fallen in the Yankees' dugout during their recent slide, according to hitting coach Kevin Long, who believes that several of the team's players are pressing for results that aren't coming.

8/16/2014 | Yankees fighting, but running out of time

The Yankees began play on Saturday 4 1/2 games back for the second AL Wild Card berth. If they restore a measure of consistency in the remaining 42 games and gain a trip to the postseason, it will be Joe Girardi's greatest job of managing,

8/16/2014 | Cobb, McCarthy epitomize strength in survivors' duel

The men on the mound Friday night weren't just starting pitchers dueling it out in the Rays' 5-0 series-opening win over the Yankees. Tampa Bay's Alex Cobb and New York's Brandon McCarthy have a more interesting connection. Both Cobb and McCarthy have had to come back from being hit in the head with line drives during games. Both have had to deal with the long recovery from a serious head injury that followed.

8/15/2014 | At .500, Rays now look to draw even with Yankees

When the Detroit Tigers visited Yankee Stadium last week, they threw their newest ace, David Price, against New York in his debut with the team. Saturday afternoon, the Yankees and starter Shane Greene will face one of the returns in that three-team blockbuster trade in Drew Smyly, who will make his home debut against a team that hovers just above the Rays in the standings.

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