Very little has been going right for Masahiro Tanaka over the past month. Since his gem of a complete game shutout against the Red Sox four weeks ago, he’s been giving up more home runs than almost any other starting pitcher in baseball—in his last two starts, he allowed a combined 14 runs on seven dingers and failed…
The New York Yankees have been surprisingly excellent this season, with a 27-17 record and a unique, likable young star in hulking, homer-bashing rookie Aaron Judge. Their rich history and success on the field should make them the hottest ticket in town. And yet, they aren’t.
On Sunday afternoon the Yankees announced Aroldis Chapman would be sent to the disabled list with an inflamed rotator cuff. He’s expected to be out for a month.
Whenever I tell a New York Yankees fan that my new book, The Captain Class, is a profile of the greatest team leaders in sports history, they inevitably say some variation of the same thing.
The Yankees will be without closer Aroldis Chapman for about a month, sending him to the 10-day disabled list today with rotator cuff inflammation.
Jake Marisnick gave Houston the rare exciting walk-off defensive play tonight, rocketing a throw home to get tying run Jacoby Ellsbury out at the plate in the bottom of the ninth:
The New York Yankees will retire former shortstop Derek Jeter’s number on May 14, finally making him a True Yankee. MLB has built up to this ceremony by introducing the Jeet 16, a bracket of Jeter’s finest moments.
After a group led by former NBA players Junior Bridgeman and Grant Hill dropped out of the running to buy the Atlanta Hawks in 2015, investment fund manager Antony Ressler led a consortium of investors and purchased the team two weeks later. Hill managed to join Ressler’s group, as did Spanx founder Sarah Blakely, her…
Tonight’s increasingly insufferable Yankees-Cubs extra innings game got a spark of excitement when Kyle Schwarber traversed what seems like several miles to track down a Chase Headley pop foul. The call, from ESPN Deportes’s Ernesto Jerez, is as excelsior as the catch.
Aaron Judge hit the dick off the baseball again last night:
Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez sat down with CNBC’s Bob Pisani at a charity event on Tuesday to talk about their good works and show people how much they care, but Pisani wanted to get to the good stuff—namely, the state of the once-contentious relationship between the former players, A-Rod dating J-Lo, and Jeter…
Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge, who may not know his own strength, is accidentally breaking stuff. Today during batting practice, in the major league equivalent of a kid breaking a window while playing in the front yard, Judge blasted a tater into a terrace at Yankee Stadium and destroyed a TV.
Orioles outfielder Adam Jones says Red Sox fans shouted racist insults at him in Fenway Park last night, and some of the dumbest people in sports media have spent the day wondering not only if Jones is telling the truth, but why Boston fans have a reputation for being racist in the first place. Those skeptics should…
Down by as many as eight runs at their lowest point last night, the Yankees managed to pull off quite the comeback against the Orioles—going from being down 9-1 in the sixth to winning 14-11 in the tenth.
Tonight’s Yankees-Red Sox game was, for once, short—the shortest of my life. That was courtesy of a pitchers’ duel between Masahiro Tanaka and Chris Sale, in which both were excellent but in wholly different ways.
Big New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge made great use of an ill-advised Dylan Covey pitch, launching an intercontinental home run 448 feet into the night off the Rule 5 pick, who was making his second major-league start.
The Yankees’ new right fielder, Aaron Judge, is both very large and very strong. He proved the second half of that description true during today’s game against the Rays, in which he cracked a long roundtripper and nearly took Jumbo Diaz’s head off.
Michael Pineda, the former blue-chip prospect who still gives the occasional flash of brilliance, almost gave the Yankees a home opener for the ages today. What he gave them instead was still pretty damn good, though.
Otis Nixon, a former outfielder who spent 17 seasons on nine Major League teams, most famously on the Atlanta Braves’ worst-to-first turnaround team in 1991, is missing, according to police in Woodstock, Ga.
On WFAN today, Yankees radio broadcaster Suzyn Waldman told Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts that highly touted Yankees prospect Clint Frazier asked the Yankees “if they ever un-retire numbers.” As if that question wasn’t batshit enough, Waldman says Frazier wanted to wear No. 7, which once belonged to a little-known…