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Eduardo Nunez’s time with the Yankees ended after a decade when the infielder was traded to the Minnesota Twins for left-hander Miguel Sulbaran. The deal was announced Monday. The Twins assigned Nunez to Triple-A Rochester. Signed by the Yankees in 2004, Nunez came up to the major leagues in 2010 and was seen as a possible successor to Derek Jeter at shortstop.
Masahiro Tanaka struggled a bit in one of his final tuneups for the regular season, allowing three runs while pitching into the sixth inning, but the New York Yankees still beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 victory Saturday.
A Minnesota eighth grader with a love for reading and a passion for helping children received a prestigious national award for her accomplishment. Maria Keller, 13, won the Jefferson Award for public service for her non-profit Read Indeed.
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Michael Pineda has yet to pitch for the Yankees, who traded for him two years ago.
If Major League Baseball has anything to say about, Alex Rodriguez won’t be playing baseball in 2014. Instead of playing third base for the New York Yankees, Rodriguez will be suspended by MLB for 162 games and the postseason as part of his 211-game ban handed down last August for violating the league’s joint drug policy.
Despite your monolithic love for the Cardinals, no one was rooting for the Redbirds more than I was. Not only as a Yankees fan, but as a native New Yorker imbued with an epic allergy to all things New England, I am biologically skewed against the Red Sox.
The New York Yankees are America’s team. Or are they? The Evil Empire just doesn’t feel so daunting anymore, winning just one title since the last year of the ’90s dynasty.
Not only do many of us see the Dodgers as a five borough endeavor, an extension of our blue-collar grit and white-collar elitism, but we now must watch our enemy rocket to the top with a Yankee icon at the helm.
Samuel Deduno pitched seven impressive innings and the slumping Minnesota Twins finally figured out a way to beat the New York Yankees, hitting three home runs off Phil Hughes in a 4-1 win Saturday. Trevor Plouffe, Ryan Doumit and Pedro Florimon connected against Hughes — all on 2-2 pitches.
Hiroki Kuroda pitched five innings, the last after a long rain delay, Robinson Cano had another big hit against the Twins and the New York Yankees beat Minnesota for the fifth time in two weeks, 2-0 Friday night.
Vernon Wells drove in three runs, and the New York Yankees pounded rookie Kyle Gibson and the Minnesota Twins 9-5 on Thursday to finish a four-game sweep.
The Minnesota Twins have watched Mariano Rivera break a lot of their bats over the years. On Tuesday they presented the New York Yankees closer with a gift that captured Rivera’s dominance.
Robinson Cano homered twice and Andy Pettitte broke Whitey Ford’s club record for career strikeouts to help the New York Yankees snap a five-game skid with a 10-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.
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