• Johnson lands on DL as Yanks call up Leroux
  • Kelly Johnson was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Yankees on Wednesday with a strained left groin. Johnson, primarily an infielder, made his first Major League start in right field Tuesday night and injured his groin while attempting to beat out a groundout in the Yankees' 2-1 victory over Texas. Chris Leroux, a right-handed reliever, was selected from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to replace Johnson on the active roster.

  • Needing every win, Yanks face test in Darvish
  • When Yu Darvish takes the mound in New York on Wednesday night to start the third of four games against the Yankees, Texas' ace will be seeking his 10th win of the season. Standing in his way will be New York right-hander David Phelps.

  • Newcomer Headley Yanks' walk-off hero in 14th
  • In his first game as a Yankee, Chase Headley connected for a game-winning single in the 14th inning, lifting the Yankees to a 2-1 victory over the Rangers early Wednesday morning at Yankee Stadium.

  • Jeter atop Yanks' doubles list with No. 535
  • In the ninth inning of Tuesday's game against the Rangers, Derek Jeter ripped a one-out double down the left-field line off lefty Neal Cotts, passing Lou Gehrig to take over the Yankees' all-time doubles lead with No. 535.

  • Yanks get everyday third baseman in Headley
  • Residing within striking distance in the American League East, the Yankees sent a clear message on Tuesday that they intend to push for the postseason, completing a trade with the Padres for third baseman Chase Headley.

  • As much as bat, Headley's glove intrigues Yanks
  • Chase Headley will almost certainly be an offensive upgrade for the Yankees, who acquired the third baseman in a trade with the Padres on Tuesday, but he could also be a huge addition to the team's defense. The Yankees ranked near the bottom of the American League in defensive efficiency ratio at the time of the trade and made five errors in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Rangers.

  • Martin robs McCann at wall with circus catch
  • Leading off the bottom of the second inning of Tuesday night's 2-1, 14-inning win over the Rangers at at Yankee Stadium, Yankees slugger Brian McCann lifted a 1-1 fastball from Nick Martinez to right-center field that saw Leonys Martin make an acrobatic, juggling catch just in front of the wall.

  • Amid moves, Yanks continue to seek upgrades
  • The Yankees now have Brandon McCarthy and Chase Headley as tangible proof of general manager Brian Cashman's many hours of July negotiating, but with the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline approaching, they would like to cross the finish line on more deals.

  • Making start in right, Johnson injures groin
  • The Yankees removed Kelly Johnson from right field before the 11th inning of Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Rangers due to a groin injury.

  • Gardner earns hustle honor for third time
  • For the second time in as many years, the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association named Brett Gardner the Yankees' Heart and Hustle Award winner. The award, given to one member from each team, honors active players who demonstrate a passion for baseball and "best embody the values, spirit and tradition of the game." The only award voted on by former players, it has been given annually since 2005.

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