Player Notes - Tampa Bay and NY Yankees
Tampa Bay
Alex CobbSPRays starter Alex Cobb left Tuesday's game with a right forearm injury, according to Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune.It's being called a tightness in the arm. Cobb was 10-9 with a 2.87 ERA, 149 strikeouts in 166 1/3 innings this year. He posted a stellar 1.78 ERA after July 1. He was also 11-3 in 2013 and has huge upside if healthy.3/17/2015 2:38:00 PM
Jake McGeeRPRays left-hander Jake McGee will throw a bullpen session on Tuesday according to The Tampa Tribune.It will be the first time McGee will be on the mound since undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his pitching elbow in December. The Rays are projecting he returns in late April or early May.3/15/2015 3:06:00 PM
Drew SmylySPRays starter Drew Smyly will miss his first starts of the 2015 regular season according to The Tampa Tribune.Smyly has shoulder tendinitis, but the Rays are hopeful he will only miss one start. He has been doing throwing drills to work closer to throwing off a mound soon.3/15/2015 11:15:00 AM
Matt MooreSPRays lefty Matt Moore, who had Tommy John surgery last April, is on course for an early June return, according to Marc Topkins of the Tampa Bay Times.Moore is still just 25-years-old with a career 3.53 ERA and 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings.3/12/2015 10:50:00 AM
Asdrubal Cabrera2BTampa Bay signed second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera to a one-year deal.Cabrera doesn't have a spot to play, at least until the rumored deal of Ben Zobrist. he batted .241 last season with 14 HR 61 RBI and 10 steals for Cleveland and then the Washington Nationals.1/9/2015 1:09:00 PM
Kevin JepsenRPThe Rays have acquired right-handed reliever Kevin Jepsen.Jepsen went 0-2 with a 2.63 ERA and 1.046 WHIP in 74 relief appearances last season. With news of the injury to closer Jake McGee, Jepsen could end up at the back end of the bullpen.12/16/2014 3:03:00 PM
Jake McGeeRPRays left-hander Jake McGee had arthroscopic elbow surgery on Friday and will begin the season on the disabled list, according to Marc Topkin of the Tama Bay Times.McGee well last season going 5-2 with a 1.89 ERA, 0.897 WHIP and 19 saves in 23 opportunities. Ernesto Frieri might get the first shot at the closer's role.6/15/2014 8:59:00 PM
Alex CobbSPRays starter Alex Cobb allowed four runs on 10 hits over six innings in a loss to the Indians on Sunday.The 10 hits was a season-high, so Cobb was certainly hoping for a better start to cap off his superb season. Even with the tough Sunday, Cobb was 10-9 with a 2.87 ERA, 149 strikeouts in 166 1/3 innings this year. Cobb posted a 1.78 ERA after July 1.9/28/2014 6:27:00 PM
Alex ColomeSPRays right-hander Alex Colome earns second victory in final start of season.He did so in fine fashion, going 6 1/3 innings, allowing no runs on four hits, and struck out six. Colome finishes 2014 at 2-0 with a 2.66 ERA and 1.23 WHIP. Jake McGee saved his 19th game to seal the win.9/27/2014 9:05:00 PM
Chris ArcherSPRays starter Chris Archer pitched seven 2/3 innings and allowed a lone run on three hits and struck out six but lost to Corey Kluber as the Indians defeated the Rays, 1-0.Archer threw 75 of his 111 pitches for strikes and walked two batters. He finishes the year 10-9 with a 3.33 ERA and 173 strikeouts.9/26/2014 9:50:00 PM

NY Yankees
Didi GregoriusSSYankees shortstop Didi Gregorius sprained his left wrist and will have X-rays.We will know more after the results are out. If it's serious, the Yankees have Stephen Drew to slide over to shortstop. Gregorius has a tough assignment this season - replace the legend known as Derek Jeter.3/28/2015 3:58:00 PM
Jacoby EllsburyCFYankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (oblique) is expected to resume playing in exhibition games on or around March 31.This is a good sign, and should allow ellsbury to be ready for Opening Day. Stay tuned.3/26/2015 3:56:00 PM
Alex Rodriguez3BYankees general manager Brian Cashman said Alex Rodriguez can be the team's regular designated hitter this season according to the Wall Street Journal.Rodriguez is hitting .286 with two home runs and a double in 33 plate appearances this spring. Rodriguez is going to turn 40 and both his hips have already been surgically repaired, so he could benefit from a full season just hitting.3/25/2015 3:43:00 PM
Dellin BetancesRPYankees reliever Dellin Betances admitted to the New York Post on Tuesday that his velocity is "nowhere near where it should be". Betances did get his fastball up to 94 mph on Tuesday, but he was routinely in the mid-to-high 90s during 2014, so he is still expecting to see more velocity. Manager Joe Giradi isn't too concern, saying the velocity should return as Betances pitches more. Betances is the front runner to be the Yankees closer this season, though, New York has not confirmed that yet.3/25/2015 3:29:00 PM
Jacoby EllsburyCFYankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury will not play the next seven days due to an oblique strain according to the NY Daily News.An MRI on Wednesday revealed the minor strain. This type of injury can sometimes land players on the 15-day disabled list. Ellsbury will likely not play much until Opening Day.3/18/2015 6:47:00 PM
Jacoby EllsburyCFYankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is dealing with an abdominal strain, according to manager Joe Girardi.He is being considered day-to-day, and should be in any danger of missing Opening Day.3/17/2015 4:22:00 PM
Masahiro TanakaSPYankees starter Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) pitched two perfect innings during his spring debut.He was throwing consistently around 90 mph on Thursday afternoon, but did touch 94 mph. Tanaka through 15-of-19 pitches for strikes, and seemingly passed this test with ease.3/13/2015 4:54:00 PM
CC SabathiaSPCC Sabathia (right knee surgery) pitched in a simulated game on Thursday.He threw 29 pitches over two innings, and more importantly, felt good after. Sabathia should be ready to start the season, but he is simply not the player he once was. He will be a major risk in 2015 from not just an injury standpoint, but a production standpoint as well.3/12/2015 4:24:00 PM
Chris CapuanoSPYankees starter Chris Capuano received a platelet-rich plasma injection on Thursday for his strained right quad.The injury occured on Wednesday afternoon, and it is a Grade 2 strain. Capuano will likely miss the first month of the regular season, and may end up pitching out of the bullpen upon his return.3/12/2015 4:22:00 PM
Alex Rodriguez3BYankees 3B/DH Alex Rodriguez hit his first homer of the spring.He did so off Brandon Workman in the fourth inning. Rodriguez has hit well this spring (.455 BA), and will likely open up the season as New York's designated hitter.3/11/2015 5:27:00 PM