Tue, 03 Feb 2015 12:35:11 -0800
New York Yankees RP Andrew Miller and RP Dellin Betances will enter spring training with neither in the closing role, but manager Joe Girardi wants a closer decided by the end of spring training. "I think guys like to know their roles, so I think if we can iron it out, I think it would be a good thing to do," said Girardi.
Sun, 10 Aug 2014 08:21:48 -0700
New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (finger) may play Sunday, Aug. 10, if he gets through batting practice without issue, according to manager Joe Girardi.
Fantasy Tip: Check back after batting practice is complete. If Teixeira is back in the lineup, get him back into your daily league lineups.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:07:06 -0700
New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (lat) will know whether he's going on the disabled list Friday, July 25, according to manager Joe Girardi.
Fantasy Tip: Plan ahead. We're betting he lands on the disabled list given how slowly he has healed in recent years.
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 06:13:17 -0700
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi is not sure who the starting pitcher will be for the team Sunday, July 13. Newly acquired SP Jeff Francis may seem like a logical option, but he has not had a lot of work lately. "He's a guy that's probably in the 30 to 40 pitch range right now," Girardi said, noting that Francis hadn't arrived yet. "We'll talk to him when he gets here and see what he's been doing the last few days."
Mon, 19 May 2014 00:44:03 -0700
New York Yankees OF Carlos Beltran (elbow) is expected to get a second opinion on his injured right elbow Tuesday, May 20, from noted orthopedist Dr. James Andrews. Beltran is on the disabled list with a bone spur. He received a second cortisone injection in the elbow Saturday, said manager Joe Girardi.
Fri, 16 May 2014 00:46:25 -0700
New York Yankees SP Chase Whitley pitched 4 2/3 shutout innings Thursday, May 15, against the New York Mets, and he was pulled only because manager Joe Girardi wished not to tax his pitching arm. Girardi called his effort spectacular but did not say whether Whitley would earn a second start.
Sat, 26 Apr 2014 07:37:48 -0700
New York Yankees C Brian McCann got time at first base in the team's game Friday, April 25, but there is no plan to give him starts there moving forward. Manager Joe Girardi said he put McCann there in case he needed to switch him back to catcher later in the game.
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:22:10 -0800
New York Yankees OF Jacoby Ellsbury said manager Joe Girardi told him he will lead off in the lineup and play center field for the team.
Sat, 15 Feb 2014 06:17:47 -0800
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi was not aware of SS Derek Jeter's plans to retire after the 2014 season. "I think we were all a little bit taken by it," Girardi said. "You are never sure how someone is going to do it, but I had no inkling that is what he was thinking, so I was little taken aback by it. ... In the [Facebook] article he had written about how it is more difficult to get ready, and when it becomes more than a job than just playing, then it is something [he has] to think about.
Sat, 09 Nov 2013 12:36:46 -0800
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi's entire coaching staff will return for the 2014 season. The coaches include bench coach Tony Pena, hitting coach Kevin Long, pitching coach Larry Rothschild, first-base coach Mick Kelleher, third-base coach Rob Thomson and bullpen coach Mike Harkey.