CC Sabathia ‘not surprised’ Mark Teixeira bashed Robinson Cano

CC Sabathia ‘not surprised’ Mark Teixeira bashed Robinson Cano

“That means that I’m very outspoken,” Teixeira said. “I’ve had plenty of run-ins with teammates or with media standing up for things that maybe I believe in. Sometimes I’m right, sometimes I’m wrong. And my guess is CC knows that about me. I’ve played with him for eight years. He knows that I’ll speak my mind. And whether you think I’m right or wrong, that’s your prerogative. But I am going to say what’s on my mind – especially working for ESPN, I have to. ESPN would fire me tomorrow if I just said no comment to every maybe tough question.”

Yankees manager Boone says Greg Bird likely to return Saturday

Yankees manager Boone says Greg Bird likely to return Saturday

Greg Bird will likely return on Saturday against the Angels, Aaron Boone told Mike Francesa on Thursday.

Bird, who has homered in two of his last three games at Triple-A Scranton, has been out since March 27 due to right ankle surgery.

Gary Sanchez (calf cramps) should be good to go Friday after he didn’t start and pinch-hit in the ninth Wednesday. Tommy Kahnle (shoulder) should also be activated Friday.

The Yankees start a three-game series with the Angels on Friday night.

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Gleyber Torres showing baseball world that the hype is real

Gleyber Torres showing baseball world that the hype is real

“I mean, I feel like (the No. 9 spot) on our team, it’s a more valuable slot in our order than he’s hitting ninth,” Boone said. “I feel like with our guys at the top I just feel like it’s an important slot in the order. That said, I’m always considering a time when to move him up but I just think he’s been so dynamic down there it’s just seemed like such an important part of the order that I really like him down there for now.”

Here are Yankees making their Old-Timers’ Day debuts

Here are Yankees making their Old-Timers’ Day debuts

Jesse Barfield, Ron Blomberg, Brian Boehringer, Aaron Boone, Jim Bouton, Scott Bradley, Dr. Bobby Brown, Homer Bush, David Cone, Johnny Damon, Ron Davis, Bucky Dent, Al Downing, Brian Doyle, Mariano Duncan, John Flaherty, Whitey Ford, Jason Giambi, Ron Guidry, Charlie Hayes, Arlene Howard (widow), Helen Hunter (widow), Reggie Jackson, Dion James, Jay Johnstone, Scott Kamieniecki, Don Larsen, Graeme Lloyd, Hector Lopez, Jill Martin (widow), Lee Mazzilli, Ramiro Mendoza, Gene Monahan (trainer), Diana Munson (widow), Kay Murcer (widow), Jeff Nelson, Paul O’Neill, Andy Pettitte, Lou Piniella, Willie Randolph, Bobby Richardson, Mickey Rivers, Nick Swisher, Frank Tepedino, Marcus Thames and Roy White.