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Stacked Yankees can't play the underdog card when talking Red Sox

TAMPA — They’re the Evil Empire, not the Bad News Bears. Yet when asked if his team was on equal footing with the Red Sox after they countered Giancarlo Stanton with J.D. Martinez, Brian Cashman — who just stated his ...

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Yankees plan to wait a week before playing Aaron Judge

TAMPA — Aaron Judge will make his spring training debut in about a week. At least that’s the tentative plan, according to Aaron Boone. The Yankees are currently bringing Judge back slowly after he underwent offseason surgery on his left ...

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Greg Bird wants to become more reliable, which Yankees need

TAMPA — Greg Bird knows the deal. The Yankees have stuck with him, injury after injury. But eventually there’s going to be a time when that stops if he keeps getting hurt. “I don’t worry about that,” Bird told the ...

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Jacoby Ellsbury wasn't asked by Yankees to waive no-trade clause

TAMPA — While the Yankees have tried unsuccessfully to shop Jacoby Ellsbury this offseason, he says he was never asked by the team to waive his no-trade clause. Ellsbury, with three years and $ 68 million left on his deal, ...

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Dizzying to imagine Giancarlo Stanton possibilities with Yankees

TAMPA — When Giancarlo Stanton walked into the clubhouse Friday morning, somewhat unexpectedly, the buzz was unmistakable, as even his fellow big-leaguers made a point of watching the new guy settle into his locker, surrounded by clubhouse attendants. “He’s just ...

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Yankees Insider: Chad Green's likely role this season

TAMPA — Chad Green is being stretched out as a starter for spring training. But it seems like it would take a lot for the Yankees to remove him from his dominant middle relief role. “Obviously we’re going to stretch ...

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Sheffield, Adams working to make jump to Yankees pitching staff

TAMPA — The Yankees have a stockpile of young pitchers on the horizon, with Justus Sheffield and Chance Adams sitting highest on many top-prospect lists. Both have big-league dreams, which they hope come true in 2018. “I would be lying ...

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Yankees need Masahiro Tanaka to return to ace-like form

TAMPA — At exactly this time last year, Masahiro Tanaka already knew he was the Opening Day starter. Tanaka was supposed to be the surest thing in the starting rotation in 2017, but it turned out he was far from ...

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Yankees GM Brian Cashman on infield competition, free agency

After a year and a half of hype, will Yankee fans get to see Gleyber Torres starting in the Bombers’ infield when the 2018 pinstriped campaign starts in Toronto on March 29? Spring training breaks in Tampa next week, and ...

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Joe Girardi putting sting of Yankees divorce behind him

If Joe Girardi has any lingering bitterness or feels any sting from his divorce with the Yankees, he said he has put those emotions in the rearview mirror. It also doesn’t hurt that the former Bombers skipper has a shiny, ...

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