• Ryan likely headed to disabled list due to calf strain
  • Yankees shortstop Brendan Ryan had to be helped off the field in the sixth inning of Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Rays with a right calf strain, and he is likely to begin the season on the disabled list.

  • Whitley fans six, but offense goes missing vs. Rays
  • Chase Whitley struck out six in four frames and Jacoby Ellsbury returned, but the Yankees fell to the Rays, 3-0, on Wednesday at George M. Steinbrenner Field.

  • Wrist improving, Didi nearing return to action
  • Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius said that he has regained the range of motion in his sprained left wrist, and he expects to return to Grapefruit League action on Thursday.

  • McCann motivated to bounce back, lead Yanks
  • As Brian McCann straps the gear on for his second season in New York, the 31-year-old catcher promises to be a more complete player on both sides of the ball.

  • Ellsbury likely to test oblique Wednesday
  • Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury returned to action in a Minor League game on Tuesday in Tampa, delivering two singles in five at-bats and playing five innings of defense as he works his way back from a strained oblique.

  • Tanaka, Yanks relieved after healthy spring
  • The contact might have been more solid than Masahiro Tanaka would have preferred on Tuesday, but as the Yankees right-hander left the mound for the final time this spring, the organization had to be thrilled that he is heading into the regular season with a clean bill of health.

  • Flores chips in, Martin impresses in relief of Tanaka
  • Left-hander Tommy Milone was solid in his final Grapefruit League tuneup, while Eduardo Escobar doubled and homered to help lead the Twins to a 3-1 win over the Yankees on Tuesday at Hammond Stadium.

  • Wilson living up to reputation as flamethrower
  • When the radar gun readings have been plopped down in the coaches' room this spring at Yankees camp, one name has consistently ranked ahead of the others. Justin Wilson arrived with a calling card of big velocity, and thus far, the left-hander has lived up to that advertisement.

  • Decisions remain for Girardi as spring winds down
  • The Yankees are nearing the end of a Spring Training that has been run about as well as Joe Girardi could have hoped, and now the manager believes that he will have some difficult calls to make during the final week of camp.

  • A-Rod makes debut at first in Yanks' victory
  • At this stage of Alex Rodriguez's career, there are not many new experiences to be found between the white lines. Standing at first base, charging a ground ball and feeding it to a moving target qualified as one of them.

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