Yankees and Rays educate Twitter followers on gun violence

Screenshot: Twitter: @Yankees As we sit in states of grief, hopelessness, and disbelief after yet another preventable massacre of children in UvaldeTexas, the New York Yankees shocked the nation by forgoing their usual Twitter programming during their game against the Tampa Bay Rays last night. In place of highlights, score updates, and lineup announcements, the … Read more

Yankees sign former Cardinals All-Star Matt Carpenter

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – An 11-year MLB veteran, Matt Carpenter arrived in the Yankees clubhouse Thursday afternoon and told manager Aaron Boone he was ready to help however necessary. “If you want me to load the bags on the plane, that’s what I’ll do,” Carpenter said. Instead, just hours after the Yankees announced they had … Read more

Matt Carpenter has solid Yankees’ debut: ‘Pretty crazy’

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – An 11-year MLB veteran, Matt Carpenter arrived in the Yankees clubhouse Thursday afternoon and told manager Aaron Boone he was ready to help however necessary. “If you want me to load the bags on the plane, that’s what I’ll do,” Carpenter said. Instead, just hours after the Yankees announced they had … Read more

Yankees’ DJ LeMahieu sits again, Aaron Hicks scratched

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – DJ LeMahieu and Aaron Hicks both missed the Yankees’ 7-2 win over the Rays on Thursday night at Tropicana Field, with LeMahieu still nursing a left wrist injury and Hicks sidelined by right hamstring tightness that he started feeling on Wednesday. Both players, though, had eyes on returning to the lineup … Read more

Nestor Cortes delivers another gem as the Yankees stymie Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Yankees entered Tropicana Field to face their stiffest AL East competition battered and bruised – and on Thursday night, it didn’t matter. Just as he has all season, Nestor Cortes pitched like an ace, which allowed a makeshift Yankees lineup that didn’t get a hit off Ryan Yarbrough until the sixth … Read more

Nestor Cortes delivers another gem as the Yankees stymie Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Yankees entered Tropicana Field to face their stiffest AL East competition battered and bruised – and on Thursday night, it didn’t matter. Just as he has all season, Nestor Cortes pitched like an ace, which allowed a makeshift Yankees lineup that didn’t get a hit off Ryan Yarbrough until the sixth … Read more

MLB inflamed Josh Donaldson-Tim Anderson incident

Dead heat. No hero, no villain, no rooting interest. Just a clash of well-established knuckleheads. Josh Donaldson, a provocateur who relishes getting under players’ skin regardless of its color, versus Tim Anderson, a self-inflated, attention-starved showboat – see last season’s “Field of Dreams” Yanks-White Sox game – who has already been sanctioned by MLB for … Read more

New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays collaborate on social media to spread awareness about gun violence

While their players competed against each other on the field, the social media teams for the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees joined in collaboration Thursday night in an effort to raise awareness about gun violence in the United States. In wake of the recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, … Read more

Matt Carpenter signs major league deal with New York Yankees

The New York Yankees have signed three-time All-Star Matt Carpenter, adding a veteran infielder to a roster that has been beset by injuries. The Yankees announced Thursday that Carpenter, who spent parts of the last 11 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals, signed a major league contract and has been added to their active roster. … Read more

‘Mutual understanding’ after ‘Jackie’ controversy

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Josh Donaldson has drawn the ire of everyone from Tim Anderson to Aaron Judge to Aaron Boone for calling the White Sox shortstop “Jackie” on repeated occasions. On Thursday, the Yankees third baseman said he and Anderson now “have a mutual understanding” on the matter, suggesting his days of referring to … Read more