2012 Record: 95-67 (804 RS, 668 RA, 96-66 pythag. record), won AL East, swept by Tigers in ALCS
Top stories from last week:
- Joe Girardi discussed a number of topics during his end-of-season press conference, including his relationship with Alex Rodriguez, injuries, the upcoming offseason, and his own contract status. Click here for a full recap.
- Injury News: CC Sabathia (elbow) had arthroscopic surgery to remove bone spurs and will be ready in time for Spring Training. Michael Pineda (shoulder) isn’t expected back until June of next year. Andruw Jones (finger) played hurt in the second half. Top prospect Mason Williams (shoulder) has been cleared to resume working out following surgery.
- Mariano Rivera is having second thoughts about returning to pitch in 2013, telling Brian Cashman that he has yet to make a decision about his future. Ichiro Suzuki reportedly “strongly wants to stay” with the Yankees, however. Clubs have yet to inquire about acquiring Alex Rodriguez. Derek Lowe will look for work as a starter this winter.
- Cashman said the club won’t get younger unless it makes the team better, and he hedged his bets when asked if Raul Ibanez and/or Russell Martin could be back next year. He also said he doesn’t consider Eduardo Nunez anything but a shortstop.
- The Yankees re-signed LHP Juan Cedeno, OF Abe Almonte, OF/DH Cody Johnson, and LHP Francisco Rondon to minor league contracts.
- Mark Teixeira took home the Fielding Bible Award at first base.
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