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Derek Jeter reveals No. 2 wasn't his first choice with Yankees

CHICAGO — Derek Jeter ended up sticking with No. 2, but it wasn’t his first choice. In fact, at the start, it wasn’t his choice at all. Long before becoming one of the most iconic players in Yankees’ history, The Captain made his major-league debut on May 29, 1995 in Seattle. “You’re walking in the clubhouse, you’re scared to death, ...

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Matt Holliday making first start for Yankees at first base

CHICAGO – Matt Holliday gets a shot at first. The Yankees’ 37-year-old regular DH will play the field for the first time this season on Sunday night against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Holliday has played 10 career games at first base – all last season with St. Louis. “There’s some concern, but I’m willing to trade it off to ...

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Yankees offense jumps all over Cubs early en route to 11

Starlin Castro cranked a two-run shot into the Wrigley Field bleachers on Saturday night and appeared to enjoy his trot around the bases a little more than usual. There’s nothing quite like homering against your former team. Castro, who is red-hot at the plate, went 3-for-4 with three RBIs, and the Yankees made it a little easier on themselves against ...

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Judge to bat cleanup for the first time in his Yankees career

CHICAGO — The Judge has moved into the cleanup spot. Aaron Judge, who started the season by hitting eighth, batted fourth for the first time in his career on Saturday night against the Cubs. The Yankees’ 24-year-old rookie slugger leads all major-leaguers with 13 homers. “I think you give players more as they continue to do well,” Joe Girardi said. ...

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Gary Sanchez hits 3rd vs. Cubs in return to Yankees lineup

Gary Sanchez returned following a 21-game absence due to a Grade I strain in his right brachialis muscle. He went 0-for-4. Kyle Higashioka was optioned to Triple-A Scranton so that Sanchez could be activated. ELLSBURY UPDATE Jacoby Ellsbury (elbow) did not start for the third straight game although he did draw a pinch-hit walk in the ninth. Joe Girardi said ...

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Gardner saves Yankees with 3-run HR in 9th to beat Cubs, 3-2

Aroldis Chapman got his World Series ring and then closed out a comeback win over his former team. With the Yankees down 2-0 entering the ninth inning, and Cubs closer Wade Davis unavailable because he had pitched three days in a row, Brett Gardner launched a go-ahead three-run homer with two outs off Hector Rendon. Chapman then recorded his seventh ...

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Why Yankees could make deal for Pirates' Gerrit Cole at deadline

With every win, with every Aaron Judge moon shot, Brian Cashman is surely assessing and re-assessing his timetable for chasing a championship again, even here in early May. In other words, he’s probably already canvassing the baseball landscape and asking: “Where can I get a front-line pitcher come July?” Before the Yankees turned into the surprise team of the 2017 ...

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Yankees place struggling Greg Bird on 10-day DL with ankle bruise

Struggling Greg Bird has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right ankle bruised, the Yankees announced. Bird is just 6-for-60 at the plate this season. Rob Refsnyder has been recalled from Triple-A Scranton. The rookie first baseman’s average dipped to .100 after an 0-for-4 performance Monday in the Yankees’ 7-1 loss to the Orioles.  Bird, Yanks not ...

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Luis Severino falters, Yankees bats silenced in loss to Toronto

Before the game, Joe Girardi likened his rightfielder Aaron Judge to none other than retired Yankees captain Derek Jeter. Hours later, Judge delivered on the lofty praise, stroking an RBI single to drive in the Bombers’ first run in the fourth inning. But that was the extent of the Yankee offense. The Yankee bats mostly stalled against Toronto starter Marco ...

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Despite recent loss, Yankees enter May feeling pretty darn good

We have been saying for weeks what a fun and full-of-surprises story the Yankees have provided throughout April. Fittingly, the first month of the season then came to a close with their wackiest game to date, even if everyone knows they can’t ultimately win every day in what has been an unexpectedly charmed start to 2017. Despite some unconventional late-game ...

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