Record Last Week: 5-1 (32 RS, 25 RA)
Season Record: 88-64 (736 RS, 632 RA, 87-65 pythag. record), 1.0 game up in AL East
Opponents This Week: @ Twins (three games, Mon. to Weds.), @ Blue Jays (four games, Thurs. to Sun.)
Top stories from last week:
- The Yankees had Monday off, then rain postponed Tuesday’s series opener against the Blue Jays. Andy Pettitte returned to the rotation and pitched the Yankees to a win in the first game of Wednesday’s doubleheader, then Ichiro Suzuki got the big hit in the nightcap. Ichiro and Nick Swisher pounded the Jays in the series finale.
- The Athletics came to the Bronx for a three-game weekend set, and the Yankees took the opener on a Russell Martin walk-off homer. They mounted a big extra innings comeback the next day for another walk-off win, but couldn’t finish off the sweep in yesterday’s loss.
- Injury News: Mark Teixeira (calf) has resumed baseball activities and will head to Instructional League to continue rehabbing today. Brett Gardner (elbow) will come off the DL to pinch-run/play defense at some point. David Aardsma (elbow) may still join the team this year while Pedro Feliciano (shoulder) will not. Dellin Betances (shoulder) was placed on the 60-day DL to accommodate Pettitte.
- Derek Jeter spoke about potentially playing for another team and owning a club in the future. Long-time pitching guru Billy Connors was relieved of his duties. The Yankees are reportedly “very interested” in impending free agent outfielder Cody Ross.
- MLB is nearing long-term deals with FOX and TBS that will put a lot more money in each team’s pocket. Mark Teixeira was the Yankees’ nomination for the 2012 Roberto Clemente Award.
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