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3/27/2015 | A-Rod makes first 180-foot dashes of spring

As Alex Rodriguez checks the boxes off his mental to-do list this spring, he was waiting for an opportunity to make the pair of 180-foot dashes from first to third and second to home. Both were knocked out on a busy Friday afternoon.

3/27/2015 | Drew goes 3-for-3, shows signs of heating up

The Yankees are hoping that a more normal Spring Training will allow Stephen Drew to return to the form he showed two seasons ago, and that belief was not shaken by the veteran infielder's slow start at the plate.

3/27/2015 | Drew, Yanks' bats erupt behind solid Pineda

Yankees second baseman Stephen Drew had three hits and two RBIs in Friday's 10-0 rain-shortened victory over the Phillies at Bright House Field. The game was called with one out in the top of the sixth inning.

3/27/2015 | A-Rod to get 5-inning look at first on Sunday

The Yankees have been preparing Alex Rodriguez to serve as an emergency backup at first base, and they'll get a chance to evaluate his progress on Sunday against the Astros in Kissimmee, Fla.

3/27/2015 | Yankees tab Tanaka for Opening Day start

Yankees manager Joe Girardi has officially named right-hander Masahiro Tanaka the team's Opening Day starter, and the skipper outlined his rotation beyond that on Friday morning. Michael Pineda, CC Sabathia and Nathan Eovaldi will follow Tanaka in the rotation. Sabathia has made the last six Opening Day starts for the Yankees.

3/26/2015 | Steinbrenner confident in Yankees' chances

Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner is confident about his club's chances of competing in the American League East this season, voicing that optimism in a pair of New York radio interviews on Thursday.

3/26/2015 | Warren works to further cement status as fifth starter

Adam Warren moved closer to earning the No. 5 spot in the Yankees' starting rotation, but no official announcement has been made the club just yet.

3/26/2015 | Yankees release right-hander Burton

The Yankees unconditionally released right-hander Jared Burton from his Minor League contract.

3/26/2015 | Manfred content with A-Rod's smooth return

Commissioner Rob Manfred has been pleased to see Alex Rodriguez re-assimilate into life as an active player and with the Yankees following the slugger's historic suspension, Manfred said on Thursday.

3/26/2015 | Warren solid in latest bid for rotation spot

Adam Warren was sharp in his latest bid to earn the No. 5 spot in the Yankees' rotation with five strikeouts over 3 2/3 innings in a loss to the Rays.

3/26/2015 | Ellsbury swings bat, optimistic for opener

Jacoby Ellsbury said that he is excited to pick up a bat for tee work and soft toss on Thursday, which he believes will be a good test as he attempts to be ready for the Yankees' Opening Day lineup.

3/25/2015 | Frustrated Betances vows to finish spring strong

The home run that Dellin Betances served up on Wednesday came on a hanging curve, so any chatter about radar-gun readings is irrelevant there. Yet with less than two weeks before Opening Day, the Yankees right-hander is running out of time to finish his spring on a strong note.

3/25/2015 | Tanaka working on improving two-seamer

If it appears that Masahiro Tanaka isn't lighting up the radar gun like he did during his terrific rookie campaign, the Yankees right-hander is armed with a good explanation, and it's one which he says is unrelated to last year's elbow injury. Tanaka revealed on Wednesday that he has decided to throw his two-seam fastball more this spring, a pitch that has less velocity than his four-seamer but adds downward movement.

3/25/2015 | Tanaka strikes out 7 Mets in solid outing

John Mayberry Jr. homered off Masahiro Tanaka and Juan Lagares cracked a two-run blast off Dellin Betances as the Mets defeated the Yankees, 7-2, on Wednesday at George M. Steinbrenner Field.

3/25/2015 | Cashman: A-Rod showing he could be everyday DH

The Yankees were not sure what to expect from Alex Rodriguez this spring, having seen him in just 44 games over the last two seasons due to injuries and suspension, but general manager Brian Cashman said on Wednesday that he has been pleased with the slugger's output.

3/25/2015 | Warren clear favorite to be Yanks' fifth starter

Adam Warren has all but secured the fifth-starter's job on the strength of a strong spring, according to general manager Brian Cashman, though the Yankees are in no hurry to etch that decision in stone.

3/24/2015 | Betances not concerned with low velocity

Dellin Betances believes that his arm strength will continue to build the more he is used out of the bullpen, and so the Yankees right-hander isn't concerned about radar-gun readings at this stage of the spring.

3/24/2015 | Rogers endures tough outing against Tigers

Esmil Rogers spoke in hushed tones and fixed his gaze toward the clubhouse carpet after his outing on Tuesday night against the Tigers. The Yankees won't say it publicly, but the right-hander seems to sense that his chances of breaking camp as a starter have absorbed a serious blow.

3/24/2015 | Flores caps Yanks' comeback with walk-off blast

Ramon Flores capped a comeback from six runs down with a three-run walk-off homer in the ninth inning to give the Yankees a 9-8 victory over the Tigers on Tuesday night at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Ian Kinsler and J.D. Martinez each drove in a pair of runs, and Anibal Sanchez turned in another sharp spring performance for the Tigers.

3/24/2015 | A-Rod playing some first not out of question

The Yankees ran through infield practice on George M. Steinbrenner Field's main diamond Tuesday afternoon, providing an opportunity for Alex Rodriguez to continue his crash course at first base.

3/24/2015 | Ellsbury tests oblique by running sprints

Jacoby Ellsbury has resumed some on-field activities and is "progressing great" as he looks to be in the Yankees' Opening Day lineup, according to manager Joe Girardi. Ellsbury, 31, ran sprints in the outfield before Tuesday's game against the Tigers, testing his strained right oblique.

3/24/2015 | Pirela recuperating after sustaining concussion

Jose Pirela was lying flat on his back in front of a hushed crowd, staring up at the blue Florida sky, and his thoughts were not with the game or the teammates who had clustered around him on the warning track. Pirela acknowledged that he had been frightened in the moments immediately following a hard collision with the center-field wall against the Mets on Sunday at Tradition Field, and said that he is still experiencing soreness in his neck and his entire back.

3/24/2015 | Tanaka lined up to start Opening Day

Masahiro Tanaka appears to be lined up to start the Yankees' season opener on April 6, setting CC Sabathia up to pass the torch after making six consecutive Opening Day outings for the club.

3/23/2015 | Young belts pair of homers, ready for any role

Outfielder Chris Young is not entirely sure what his role will be with the Yankees this season, and he is fine with that. Young belted his first two homers of the spring during Monday's 7-6 loss to the Nationals at Space Coast Stadium.

3/23/2015 | Betances, Miller not concerned with title of 'closer'

The Yankees could enter the regular season without making a choice for the closer's role, and if that proves to be the case, Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller said they will be fine getting on the team plane without an official title in hand.

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