3/16/2014 | Rivera hopes for long-lasting impact of Legend Series
Though the Marlins and Yankees played just two games in Panama, the impact of those games could be felt for decades.
3/16/2014 | CC spins five hitless innings vs. Marlins
The cheers flowed easily once more for Mariano Rivera, but the best performance of the afternoon belonged to CC Sabathia, who hurled five hitless innings in the Yankees' 7-0 victory over the Marlins on Sunday at Rod Carew Stadium.
3/16/2014 | Ellsbury scratched with right calf tightness
Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was scratched from Sunday's starting lineup and will also sit out Monday due to tightness in his right calf. The Yankees called the decision "precautionary," and Ellsbury insisted he would have played through it during the regular season.
3/16/2014 | Banuelos optioned to Minors, will remain starter
The Yankees optioned left-hander Manny Banuelos to Class A Tampa on Sunday, and general manager Brian Cashman assured that Banuelos will be a starting pitcher.
3/16/2014 | McCann relishes first reunion with Braves
Brian McCann hadn't really been thinking at all about what Sunday would be like. He didn't circle March 16 on his calendar. As of a few days ago, he figured he'd be in Panama with that half of the Yankees' roster. But at some point Saturday night, he realized he'd get to take part in a reunion Sunday and couldn't hide his excitement.
3/16/2014 | So far, Tanaka's transition has been seamless
Remember all the questions and concerns about how Masahiro Tanaka would handle the transition from Japan to America? About how he'd deal with all the pressure and attention, much less the Major League lineups? So far, the Yankees say, he's made all that look easy.
3/16/2014 | Tanaka strikes out six Braves in dazzling outing
Right-handers Masahiro Tanaka and Julio Teheran turned in strong starting pitching performances as expected, before a six-run fifth inning pushed the Yankees to a 7-4 win over the Braves on Sunday afternoon at George M. Steinbrenner Field.
3/16/2014 | Legendary boxer Duran visits with Yankees
For his second trip to the mound during this Legend Series, Mariano Rivera had some company. With the former Yankees closer at his side, retired professional boxer and national icon Roberto Duran threw out Sunday's ceremonial first pitch at Rod Carew Stadium.
3/16/2014 | Beltran appreciates meaning of Legend Series
Carlos Beltran has had the opportunity to play World Baseball Classic games in Puerto Rico, so he understands how meaningful this weekend's Legend Series is to Mariano Rivera.
3/16/2014 | Girardi close to decision on fifth starter
It is possible that the Yankees will decide on their fifth starter by the end of this week. Michael Pineda is believed to be a front-runner, but Joe Girardi and his coaches will also have to evaluate solid performances from David Phelps, Adam Warren and Vidal Nuno.
3/15/2014 | Yankees held hitless by Marlins on celebratory night
The grandstands of Panama City's Rod Carew Stadium were packed with life on Saturday. They came to honor the career of Mariano Rivera, but they stood, chanted and cheered as four Marlins pitchers combined on a no-hitter in a 5-0 Miami victory over the Yankees.
3/15/2014 | First-pitch ceremony in Panama hits home with Rivera
The outfield wall swung open at Rod Carew Stadium, and Mariano Rivera walked through, his shoes crunching into the warning track, his ears filled by the thumping introductory beats of Metallica's "Enter Sandman."
3/15/2014 | Sabathia excited to take mound in Panama
Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia said he has enjoyed the change of venue, breaking up the grind of Spring Training for a few days.
3/15/2014 | Jeter slated to start back-to-back games
There has been nothing but positive news to report regarding Derek Jeter's progress this spring. He started at shortstop Saturday night and manager Joe Girardi said Jeter would serve as the DH on Sunday afternoon.
3/15/2014 | Former teammates thrilled to visit Mo's home
It is the experience that Mariano Rivera has dreamed about. Having the Yankees come to Panama is an event that was years in the making, and it has proven to be a fantastic success.
3/15/2014 | Nuno works on secondary pitches against O's
Yankees left-hander Vidal Nuno mixed things up a bit against the Orioles on Saturday, cutting back on his fastball and throwing more offspeed pitches, but he continued to get results as he competes for the fifth spot in the rotation. Nuno allowed one hit and a walk and struck out three Orioles hitters in four scoreless innings of work.
3/15/2014 | Yankees easing Tanaka into new schedule
Masahiro Tanaka is preparing for his start Sunday against the Braves at George M. Steinbrenner Field, but Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild dropped a few hints Saturday that may indicate when Tanaka will make his Major League debut.
3/15/2014 | Nuno, Arcia strong in defeat for Yankees
In front of their largest home crowd this spring season, the Orioles edged a split-squad Yankees team, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon at Ed Smith Stadium. Vidal Nuno tossed four scoreless innings for New York, and Francisco Arcia belted a home run.
3/15/2014 | Yankees, Marlins excited to honor Mo in Panama
Mariano Rivera is back home in Panama with his good friends, and he's serving in the biggest role of his career: the "legend" in Major League Baseball's Legend Series between the Yankees and the Marlins this weekend at Rod Carew Stadium.
3/14/2014 | Phelps still confident after shaky outing
David Phelps knew his four innings of work on Friday were not exactly what the Yankees' front office wanted to see, but he was still pleased with his performance.
3/14/2014 | Phelps' quest for fifth spot continues in loss to Twins
David Phelps continued his quest for the fifth spot in the Yankees' rotation, allowing two runs on five hits, including a solo home run by the Twins' Brian Dozier, over the first four innings in a 7-3 loss to the Twins Friday afternoon in Tampa, Fla.
3/14/2014 | Despite struggles, Teixeira happy with progress
Mark Teixeira has struggled this spring, but he feels like he's right on track after last year's wrist surgery.
3/14/2014 | McCann skipping trip to catch Tanaka, Kuroda
Brian McCann was disappointed to hear he would be skipping the Yankees' trip to Panama, but knows he needs the work with Masahiro Tanaka and Hiroki Kuroda.
3/14/2014 | Legend Series in Panama takes Mo full circle
The Legend Series marks Major League Baseball's first visit to Panama since 1947. The two games between the Yankees and Marlins games will honor the legacy of all-time saves leader Mariano Rivera.
3/13/2014 | Girardi excited for Panama experience
The suitcases were already being lined up outside the Yankees' clubhouse at George M. Steinbrenner Field on Thursday morning. Above them was a sign taped to the cinderblock wall: "Panama Luggage Here."
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