Yankees to hire Aaron Boone as skipper

Baseball / MLB Dec 2, 2017

Yankees to hire Aaron Boone as skipper

The Yankees have picked ESPN broadcaster Aaron Boone to succeed Joe Girardi as manager, a person familiar with New York's decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday night because the decision had not been announced by the team. Now 44, ...

Yankees part ways with Joe Girardi after 10 seasons

Baseball / MLB Oct 27, 2017

Yankees part ways with Joe Girardi after 10 seasons

Joe Girardi was fired as New York Yankees manager Thursday after a decade that produced just one World Series title for a team that expects to win every year. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman announced the move five days after New York lost to Houston ...

Yankees hurler Masahiro Tanaka named starter for Game 3

Baseball / MLB Oct 5, 2017

Yankees hurler Masahiro Tanaka named starter for Game 3

Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka will start Game 3 of the American League Division Series against the Cleveland Indians this weekend, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Wednesday. While the Yankees announced that Sonny Gray will start Game 1 and CC Sabathia will start Game 2, with the ...

Girardi gets 900th win with Yanks

Baseball / MLB Sep 16, 2017

Girardi gets 900th win with Yanks

As the New York Yankees try to secure a return to the postseason, Luis Severino looks like the ace they've lacked. Severino pitched eight sparkling innings , Didi Gregorius hit a tiebreaking two-run homer and drove in four runs, and the Yankees routed the reeling ...

Tanaka delivers second straight woeful performance

Baseball / MLB May 21, 2017

Tanaka delivers second straight woeful performance

Yankees hurler Masahiro Tanaka was roughed up for the second straight start Saturday, allowing six earned runs and three home runs in just three innings in New York's 9-5 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. Coming off the worst outing of his major league career ...

Tanaka named as Yankees' starter for Opening Day

Baseball / MLB Feb 15, 2017

Tanaka named as Yankees' starter for Opening Day

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka will start for the team on Opening Day for the third year in a row, manager Joe Girardi announced Tuesday. Should Tanaka take the mound as scheduled when the 2017 Major League Baseball season begins April 2, he will ...

Yankees' Tanaka suffers first defeat of year

Baseball / MLB Jun 2, 2016

Yankees' Tanaka suffers first defeat of year

The New York Yankees failed to score, and Masahiro Tanaka lost his first game of the season. Aaron Sanchez pitched 6⅔ innings to win his fourth straight decision, Edwin Encarnacion had two RBIs and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Yankees 7-0 on Wednesday night, ...

Yankees edge Rays despite being held to just one hit

Baseball / MLB May 30, 2016

Yankees edge Rays despite being held to just one hit

For the first time in a century the New York Yankees won a game with just one hit. Starlin Castro's two-run homer off Jake Odorizzi in the seventh inning was enough to give the Yankees a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. "We ...

Tanaka finds groove as Yankees beat A's

Baseball / MLB May 22, 2016

Tanaka finds groove as Yankees beat A's

With his surgically repaired right elbow no longer throbbing in pain, Masahiro Tanaka is back to pitching the way the Yankees envisioned when they outbid several teams to lure him from Japan two years ago. Tanaka allowed one run over seven innings to get his ...

Tanaka named starter for opener

Baseball / MLB Apr 1, 2016

Tanaka named starter for opener

Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka will start for the New York Yankees on Opening Day for the second year in a row, manager Joe Girardi announced Thursday. The 27-year-old Tanaka will be just the second Japanese pitcher to start on Opening Day for two straight years in ...

Tanaka may not start opener for Yankees

Baseball / MLB Mar 29, 2016

Tanaka may not start opener for Yankees

Masahiro Tanaka's final spring training start Tuesday against Philadelphia will likely determine whether he will be the the starter for the New York Yankees on Opening Day. Tanaka has a 7.36 ERA in four starts and gave up seven runs in four innings against Washington ...