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Deadline looms, but Suspension Watch takes center stage 07.29.13

You’d think this week’s main event would be the trade deadline, but instead, it seems to be Suspension Watch. Yesterday brought the news that MLB is expected to announce the rest of its Biogenesis suspensions this week, which means we could know any day now — any hour now? — exactly how stiff the penalty [...] The post Deadline looms, but Suspension Watch takes center stage appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

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Matsui: “This moment will be a moment that I will never forget” 07.29.13

By Vincent Z. Mercogliano vmercoglia@lohud.com NEW YORK – In Derek Jeter’s eyes, it’s easy to see why Hideki Matsui became popular with Yankee fans so quickly after coming to the U.S. from Japan in 2003. “He was a professional,” Jeter said. “He played every day. The biggest thing is he never made excuses. He never talked [...] The post Matsui: “This moment will be a moment that I will never forget” appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

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Postgame notes: “It feels like old times” 07.28.13

At this point, nothing that Derek Jeter does should surprise anyone. But despite the fact that we’ve seen it all before from The Captain, that didn’t stop plenty of jaws from dropping when he deposited the first pitch that he saw since coming off of the disabled list into the right field seats in Sunday’s [...] The post Postgame notes: “It feels like old times” appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

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Old guys get it done, snap Yankees’ losing streak 07.28.13

One pitch is all it took. The legend of Derek Jeter added yet another chapter on Sunday, as The Captain returned from the disabled list and homered on the very first pitch that he saw. The opposite field blast broke a streak of nine straight games without a homer for the Yankees and ended a [...] The post Old guys get it done, snap Yankees’ losing streak appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

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Game 105: Rays at Yankees 07.28.13

YANKEES (54-50) Brett Gardner CF Derek Jeter SS Robinson Cano 2B Alfonso Soriano LF Vernon Wells DH Ichiro Suzuki RF Brent Lillibridge 3B David Adams 1B Chris Stewart C RHP Phil Hughes (4-9, 4.33) Hughes vs. Rays  RAYS (62-42) Desmond Jennings CF Luke Scott DH Evan Longoria 3B James Loney 1B Wil Myers RF Matt [...] The post Game 105: Rays at Yankees appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

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Pregame notes: “I’m hoping I can help us” 07.28.13

For just the second time this season, Joe Girardi was able to pencil Derek Jeter’s name into the lineup, which surely has to be a good feeling for the Yankee manager at a time when his team’s offensive woes have been difficult to ignore. But having been down this road once before with Jeter less [...] The post Pregame notes: “I’m hoping I can help us” appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

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Yankees lineup: Jeter at short 07.28.13

Vin Mercogliano here again from the Bronx, and it’s official: Derek Jeter is back (again). Jayson Nix is also here, but he said he won’t be activated until tomorrow. Brett Gardner CF Derek Jeter SS Robinson Cano 2B Alfonso Soriano LF Vernon Wells DH Ichiro Suzuki RF Brent Lillibridge 3B David Adams 1B Chris Stewart [...] The post Yankees lineup: Jeter at short appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

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Jeter expected back in the lineup today 07.28.13

  As long as he shows up and says he’s healthy — and when has he not done those things? — Derek Jeter will be in the Yankees lineup this afternoon. It will be his second Major League game of the season, and his first straining his quadriceps in his initial attempt to come off [...] The post Jeter expected back in the lineup today appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

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Hideki Matsui to retire as a Yankee 07.27.13

The Yankees are about to sign another veteran outfielder, a left-handed hitter who’s a proven postseason slugger. Tomorrow morning, Hideki Matsui will re-sign with the Yankees, only to promptly retire as a member of the organization. “I haven’t seen him in a little while, so I’m looking forward to getting a chance to talk to [...] The post Hideki Matsui to retire as a Yankee appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

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Postgame notes: “When I used to play, we don’t lose games like this” 07.27.13

Last time Alfonso Soriano was a lineup regular in the Bronx, he was a leadoff hitter with 38 home runs. He had three teammates who finished with at least 100 RBI, the bench was full of guys with slugging percentages well over .400, and the Yankees had the second-best OPS and third-most runs in the [...] The post Postgame notes: “When I used to play, we don’t lose games like this” appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

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