The 14-time American League All-Star leads DHs in home runs with 15, but could have a tough time getting to play in Cincinnati.
It took two weeks, rounds of negotiations and a directive from the Yankees' owner's box, but Alex Rodriguez will have possession of the ball from his 3,000th hit.
A-Rod: 'I'll walk to Cincinnati'
Alex Rodriguez badly wants All-Star appearance No. 15, telling ESPN's Wallace Matthews: "I would walk there, like the guy who walked to Yankee Stadium. I would walk to Cincinnati," adding "It's every player's dream to make the All-Star Game. I'm not an exception to that." He's currently in 5th place among DHs. Vote for ESPYS Best Comeback athlete
Coming off a yearlong suspension, Alex Rodriguez leads designated hitters in home runs, RBIs and walks.
Yankees won't get Ellsbury back yet
Jacoby Ellsbury, out for six weeks with a knee sprain, won't come off the DL today after missing another rehab game Thursday. Said GM Brian Cashman: "He's going through a spring training-like progression. With all the sprints and work, he is going through, he is slowly getting his legs back."
GM Brian Cashman said Jacoby Ellsbury, who did not play Thursday in a scheduled rehab game, will not come off the disabled list on Friday night.
Brett Gardner an AL All-Star starter?
Yankees leftfielder Brett Gardner received the most first-place votes among ESPN's six-man panel as the AL's starter in the All-Star Game. ESPN's AL All-Stars
Jacoby Ellsbury could be back as soon as Friday, but the Yankees won't make a final decision until Ellsbury plays another rehab game Thursday night.
Who deserves a spot on the American League's All-Star Game roster this year? Our experts make their picks for the Midsummer Classic in Cincinnati.
A-Rod's HR bonus might go to charity
The long-disupted $6M bonus A-Rod was to get from the Yankees for hitting his 660th HR may go to charity. Though a deal isn't close, the two sides are quietly negotiating a possible solution, according to Fox Sports.
Keith Law: Gardner should be an All-Star
Brett Gardner has never played in an All-Star Game, but he belongs there this season. Gardner is second among AL qualified center fielders in OBP and slugging. Some belong, some don't (Insider)
The New York Yankees' stretch of 20 games in 20 days has mercifully ended with a 3-1 win Wednesday over the Los Angeles Angels.
The Yankees have lost 11 of their last 20 games and dropped four of seven on the road trip that ended with Wednesday and yet are in the AL East hunt.
Nathan Eovaldi pitched scoreless, five-hit ball into the sixth inning, Garrett Jones homered and the New York Yankees snapped their three-game skid with a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels
Yankees end slump vs. Angels
The Yankees scored three runs, matching their combined total over the previous three games, to back a solid effort from Nathan Eovaldi & Co. and avoid a sweep in Anaheim. Box score
Trout hits it out
Mike Trout smashed his 21st HR in the bottom of the eighth to put the Angels on the board against the Yanks, who still lead 3-1 in bottom of the ninth with two out. Watch on ESPN/WatchESPN
Jones jacks homer, adds to Yanks' lead
Garrett Jones planted a solo shot in the right-field seats to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead in Anaheim. After scoring one run in each of its last three games, two runs are the most New York has scored since June 27. Watch on ESPN/WatchESPN
Angels can't cash in with men in position
The Angels are currently on a stretch of 0-for-22 as a team with runners in scoring position after Efren Navarro stranded David Freese at third base to end the fifth inning. The Yankees lead 1-0 in Anaheim. Watch on ESPN/WatchESPN
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