Yes, it's early. But that's not going to stop us from reading into what we've seen from the best -- and worst -- in baseball so far.
— The New York Yankees broke their five-game losing streak with little offense, getting a run-scoring wild pitch and bases-loaded walk from Atlanta Braves reliever Nate Jones in the eighth inning that lifted them to a 3-1 victory Tuesday night.
New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone inserted first baseman Mike Ford and left fielder Mike Tauchman while giving Brett Gardner his second start this season against Atlanta on Tuesday night.
The Yankees are 5-10 and off to their worst start since 1997, but GM Brian Cashman says the organization will remain patient with the roster and coaching staff despite "15 games I'd like to forget."
The Yankees are in the rare position of owning the worst record in the American League. How often does a team turn it around after a 5-10 start?
The last-place New York Yankees lost their fifth straight game, as Yoshi Tsutsugo hit a tiebreaking double off Gerrit Cole in the seventh inning that lifted the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-2 win on Sunday and a three-game sweep.
— The last-place New York Yankees lost their fifth straight game as Yoshi Tsutsugo hit a tiebreaking double off Gerrit Cole in the seventh inning that lifted the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-2 win Sunday and a three-game sweep.
Slugger Jay Bruce is retiring after 14 seasons in the majors. Bruce, 34, played his last game on the bench in Sunday's loss to the Rays.
— Manuel Margot hit a tiebreaking two-run homer, Tyler Glasnow overcame cramps and poor control to pitch five innings of one-run ball and the Tampa Bay Rays held off the struggling New York Yankees 6-3 Saturday.
New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez's throwing hand was unprotected when Tampa Bay's Randy Arozarena tipped a pitch that appeared to hit Sanchez in the knuckles in the fourth inning.
Masahiro Tanaka allowed Sho Nakata's two-run homer in the first inning of the pitcher's return to Japanese baseball, a 4-1 loss for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles to the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters at the Tokyo Dome on Saturday.
— Brandon Lowe hit a two-run double in the first inning off opener Nick Nelson, and the AL champion Tampa Bay Rays kept up their domination of the New York Yankees with a 8-2 win Friday night that set off frustrated fans who caused a brief interruption.
Michael King has been recalled by the Yankees ahead of Friday night's series opener against the American League champion Rays.
The Dodgers remain a clear No. 1 at the top -- but there is plenty of movement after that.
— Bo Bichette homered twice, including a game-ending drive leading off the ninth inning that lifted the Toronto Blue Jays over the New York Yankees 5-4 on Wednesday.
— Hyun Jin Ryu cruised into the seventh inning, Marcus Semien and Rowdy Tellez homered, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 7-3 on Tuesday night.
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Gerrit Cole looks every bit like one of the top three starting pitchers in the game. The rest of the Yankees' rotation, however, remains a question mark.
— Kyle Higashioka homered twice to support Gerrit Cole, and the New York Yankees beat Toronto 3-1 on Monday night in the Blue Jays temporary home at their spring training ballpark.
Aaron Hicks took himself out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Blue Jays in the wake of the police shooting of Daunte Wright. "I think it's just been a hard day for him, understandably, and emotional," Aaron Boone said.