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87-75, 2nd in AL East
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Aaron Judge No. 36 prospect in 2016

The 6-foot-7, 275-pound Judge has a big arm that should make him an above-average right fielder in the bigs. He's the highest-ranked New York prospect out of the four in the top 100. Law: Top 100 prospects (Insider)

Yankees to honor Rivera with plaque

Mariano Rivera's No. 42 was already retired in 2013, after the number was retired throughout MLB in 1997 in honor of Jackie Robinson. So the Yankees will dedicate a plaque to the all-time saves leader at Monument Park on Aug. 14 before a game against the Rays.

Yankees have No. 13 farm system in 2016

Fortunately, the Yankees swapped quantity instead of quality in the deal that brought Aroldis Chapman to New York. A strong 2015 draft also helps the Yankees' system jump from No. 20 to No. 13. Ranking all 30 farm systems (Insider)

Are Sabathia's days as a starter over? (2:31)
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CC Sabathia: Best I've felt in 3 years

The Yankees LHP, who spent a month in a rehab facility in October to battle an alcohol problem, is feeling strong, telling the New York Post: "I feel the best I have in three years. I am excited to get to Tampa with a clear head and a healthy body." Battling for starting job

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East Coast bias: #BadValentineIn5Words

Nothing to do with the Red Sox's former manager, Bobby. But it's a hashtag you could lose an hour scrolling through and the Yankees get in on the fun.

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World Series or Super Bowl contender?

Broncos Hall of Famer John Elway was drafted twice by MLB teams: the Royals and Yankees. He hit .318 in 42 games in the New York-Penn League and very well might have made something of himself in the bigs. Dual MLB-NFL athletes

Twitter battle: @Yankees vs. @Cubs (1:13)
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Jacoby Ellsbury not justifying cost?

Ellsbury's seven-year, $153 million contract looks shakier since his WAR has plunged over the past three seasons. David Schoenfield examines how other stars fared in Year 1 of their mega-deals. Free agents after mega-contracts

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Blue Jays sluggers vs. Yankees relievers

Expect intense late-game moments when the Jays battle the vaunted trio of Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman. Good luck slipping a fastball past Josh Donaldson or Jose Bautista if you're behind in the count. Hitter vs. pitcher matchups to watch

How does Greg Bird's injury affect the Yankees' plans? (2:39)
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History within reach for three Yanks

All eyes will be on Alex Rodriguez this season, as the slugger is 13 homers away from 700 in his career and 28 away from passing Babe Ruth for third place on the all-time list. Also, Mark Teixeira (394 career HRs) and Carlos Beltran (392) should each get to 400. Simon: Milestones to watch in 2016

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Splitter could be a weapon for Eovaldi

Nathan Eovaldi is known for his 100 mph fastball, but his splitter might be the key to his success. Increased use of the pitch last year led to stronger strikeout numbers, suggesting Eovaldi could be poised for a breakout with the right pitch mix. Sarris: Hidden aces (Insider)

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Juan Uribe a good fit for the Yankees?

With Greg Bird expected to miss the 2016 season, Uribe could be an interesting name for New York to consider. The veteran's flexibility in the infield is particularly appealing. MLB rumors roundup

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Yankees need more from Pineda

With so much uncertainty surrounding its rotation, New York will be counting on Michael Pineda to dominate on a more consistent basis this year, Buster Olney writes. Linchpin players for 2016 (Insider)

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Derek Jeter and Tom Brady sitting on a couch next to each other, talking about the University of Michigan. Also, Jim Harbaugh and Randy Sklar.

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Alvarez an option for the Yankees?

Now that Greg Bird is expected to miss the 2016 season with a shoulder injury, is free-agent slugger Pedro Alvarez on New York's radar? The team pursuing the 28-year-old appears highly unlikely. MLB rumors roundup?

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Olney: Bird loss a 'body blow' to Yanks

With Greg Bird expected to miss the entire 2016 season with a shoulder injury, the Yankees have a greater need for Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez to stay healthy this year, Buster Olney writes. Olney's blog (Insider)

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.25117th
On Base Percentage.32310th
Slugging Percentage.4214th
Earned Run Average4.0517th
Quality Starts72Tied-21st

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