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Ivan Nova left yesterday’s game with a bruised ego and a sore elbow. This morning, his main affliction is undoubtedly a crushed spirit. An MRI on Nova’s tender elbow revealed the same devastating diagnosis that has haunted over a dozen pitchers this season alone: a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament. The waiting list […]

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(The following was originally published at SB*Nation’s Pinstriped Bible) Mark Teixeira’s expected return to the Yankees’ lineup was delayed another day when the first baseman’s injured calf caused him to miss the second game of the team’s crucial first place showdown against the Orioles. Although the offense didn’t suffer from his absence last night, if the […]

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The clubhouse in Boston is a Nation divided. According to a lengthy report by ESPNBoston’s Gordon Edes, manager Bobby Valentine hasn’t been well received by his coaches or players, and each side has expressed frustration over the lack of communication that has resulted. Over the next few days, Edes’ allegations of discord will probably be […]

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Did Michael Pineda hurt his shoulder trying to generate velocity in an effort to quell the furor building over his lower radar gun readings? Or, was pre-existing soreness the cause of his diminished velocity? At this point, it really doesn’t matter. The Yankees chief concern is now the result of Pineda’s MRI. If the test […]

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Joba Chamberlain is the itsy-bitsy spider of the Yankees. Just when you think he is ready to reach the height of his potential, something happens to drag him back down. This time, the culprit was a trampoline, which, considering the ups and downs in his brief career, seems rather apropos. That Chamberlain was injured playing […]

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