2013 New York Yankees season
|2013 New York Yankees
|Major league affiliations|
|Owner(s)||Yankee Global Enterprises|
|General manager(s)||Brian Cashman|
|Local television||YES Network
(Michael Kay, Ken Singleton, several others as analysts)
|Local radio||New York Yankees Radio Network
(John Sterling, Suzyn Waldman)
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The 2013 New York Yankees season is the 113th season for the New York Yankees franchise. The Yankees began their season at home with an 8–2 loss against the Boston Red Sox on April 1. Their interleague schedule will have them play the Mets (away and home), Dodgers (away and home), at the Rockies and Padres while hosting the Diamondbacks and Giants.
- On November 20, the Yankees re-signed Hiroki Kuroda to a one-year contract worth $15 million.
- On November 28, Yankees re-signed Andy Pettitte to a one-year contract worth $12 million.
- On November 30, Yankees re-signed Mariano Rivera to a one-year contract worth $10 million.
- On December 14, the Yankees signed Kevin Youkilis to a one-year contact worth $12 million.
- On December 19, the Yankees re-signed Ichiro Suzuki to a two-year contract worth $13 million.
- On February 1, the Yankees signed Travis Hafner to a one-year contract worth $2 million.
- On March 15, the Yankees signed Brennan Boesch to a one-year contract worth $1.5 million.
- On March 26, the Yankees acquired Vernon Wells in a trade for two minor league players.
The 2013 New York Yankees season started as their 113th season for their franchise. The Yankees were predicted to finish last in their division, but very early on, it appeared that the injury-devastated Blue Jays would be more likely. The Bronx Bombers hosted their long–time rivals, the Boston Red Sox, on Opening Day but lost with the final score being 8 to 2 in favor of the Red Sox. Their second game of the season was also a defeat to Boston, but veteran pitcher Andy Pettitte succeeded in prevented a season starting sweep by the Red Sox by pitching his first win of the 2013 season winning 4–2. Mariano Rivera would also gain his first save in his retirement tour season.
At the end of April, the Yankees led the AL East division with a record of 16–10. This was also achieved despite the fact Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Curtis Granderson, and Mark Teixeira were on the disabled list for all of April. However, Curtis Granderson and Mark Teixeira would later return in May (Granderson) and Teixeira (June). They later sustained injuries to many other active roster players, and many farm system players made their debuts throughout the first two months of the season. There was even an occasion where more than one pitcher made their MLB debut for the Yankees.
Towards the end of May, the Yankees were awarded with the return of Curtis Granderson from the disabled list (due to an injury received during Spring Training) but lost him do to re-injuring his previously injury arm on a hit-by-pitch. Granderson was placed on the DL once again before May ended. Facing their National League subway rivals, the New York Mets, they did not win any games. In four days, the Yankees played two games at Citi Field and at Yankee Stadium but were swept in the two games they played at each venue. The Yankees finished May with a record of 15–13.
The Yankees entered June losing their second straight series at home against the Red Sox with the same win-loss record in three games as the first time the two rivals met; Yankees winning one of the three games. They followed it strong, defeating the Cleveland Indians at home in a sweep. On June 8th, Andy Pettitte won his 250th career win. Mariano Rivera closed this game out.
New York Yankees roster
|Active roster||Inactive roster||Coaches/Other|
60-day disabled list
25 active, 14 inactive
7- or 15-day disabled list
Starters by position
Note: Pos = position
Note: Pos = position
|# Spot in rotation||Player|
American League East
|Boston Red Sox||44||29||0.603||—||23–14||21–15|
|New York Yankees||38||31||0.551||4||19–13||19–18|
|Tampa Bay Rays||36||35||0.507||7||21–15||15–20|
|Toronto Blue Jays||34||36||0.486||8½||18–17||16–19|
American League Wild Card
|Boston Red Sox||44||29||0.603|
|Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
|New York Yankees||38||31||0.551||—|
|Tampa Bay Rays||36||35||0.507||3|
|Kansas City Royals||34||35||0.493||4|
|Toronto Blue Jays||34||36||0.486||4½|
|Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim||31||40||0.437||8|
|Chicago White Sox||29||39||0.426||8½|
- On April 12, the Yankees turned a 4-6-5-6-5-3-4 triple play in the 8th inning against the Baltimore Orioles.
- On May 9, Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano hit his 1500th career hit, with a single to center field at the Colorado Rockies.
- On May 30, the Yankees were swept by their crosstown rival New York Mets for the first time in the season series between the teams after a 3–1 loss at home. The Mets sweep come a full decade after the 2003 team sweeps six game from the Mets.
- On June 8, pitcher Andy Pettitte won his 250th career win.
Legend Yankees Win Yankees Loss Game Postponed
- Source: MLB Standings Grid
As of June 18th, 2013
- "Red Sox 8, Yankees 2". MLB.com. April 1, 2013.
- Hoch, Bryan (September 12, 2012). "Yanks' rivalries with Dodgers, Giants renewed in '13". MLB.com. MLB.com.
- DiComo, Anthony. "Kuroda re-signs with Yankees on one-year deal". MLB.com. Retrieved 6 April 2013. "Seeking stability in their rotation, the Yankees on Tuesday turned to the same place they found it a year before. The club re-signed Hiroki Kuroda to a one-year contract worth a reported $15 million plus incentives, answering perhaps the most critical question of New York's offseason."
- "IT’S OFFICIAL!! ANDY PETTITTE RESIGNS WITH THE YANKEE’S FOR $12 MILLION/ 1 YEAR". Retrieved 6 April 2013. "After only making 12 starts last season, Yankee’s pitcher Andy Pettitte has officially signed on to pitch for the 2013 season. Pettitte had a difficult time last season staying healthy. He was placed on the disabled list two times last season after announcing in March 2012 his return from retirement. Pettitte spoke to Sabathia, Jeter and Rivera during process, but they didn’t try to lobby him. They just let him know how much he was wanted Pettitte was 5-4 with a 2.87 ERA. He signed for $12 million dollars/ one year. His contract also includes bonuses."
- Blum, Ronald. "Mariano Rivera, Yankees Agree To $10 Million Deal: Report". Huffington Post. Retrieved 6 April 2013. "Mariano Rivera and the New York Yankees agreed Thursday to a $10 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press."
- Nightengale, Bob. "Kevin Youkilis, Yankees agree to one-year deal". USA TODAY Sports. Retrieved 6 April 2013. "Youkilis has agreed to terms on a one-year, $12 million deal with the New York Yankees, according to a person with direct knowledge of the agreement, but not authorized to discuss it because it is pending a physical."
- "Ichiro re-signs with Yankees". SportsData. Retrieved 6 April 2013. "The New York Yankees officially brought outfielder Ichiro Suzuki back into the fold by announcing a two-year, $13 million deal late Tuesday night."
- Wallace Matthews, Andrew Marchand and. "Yankees lock up Travis Hafner". ESPNNewYork.com. Retrieved 6 April 2013. "Travis Hafner and the New York Yankees have agreed to a one-year, $2 million contract that allows him to earn up to $4 million more in bonuses based on plate appearances."
- Waldstein, David. "Yanks Look for Help in Others’ Castoffs". The New York Times. Retrieved 6 April 2013. "The Yankees signed Boesch to a one-year major league deal worth $1.5 million and $600,000 in incentives, his agent, Scott Boras, said."
- Dierkes, Tim. "Yankees Acquire Vernon Wells". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved 5 April 2013. "A player with a supposedly untradeable contract has been dealt for a second time, as the Yankees acquired outfielder Vernon Wells from the Angels on a salary dump deal. The trade was announced officially today, and the Halos received a couple of token minor leaguers in outfielder Exicardo Cayones and lefty reliever Kramer Sneed. The big benefit for the Angels was salary relief, as the Yankees will reportedly assume a surprising $13.9MM of the $42MM owed to Wells for 2013-14, of which they'll pay $11.5MM this year to avoid a luxury tax hit in 2014. Wells was happy to waive his no-trade clause and escape a likely fate of being buried on the Angels' bench."
- "Angels trade outfielder Vernon Wells to Yankees in exchange for OF Exicardo Cayones, LHP Kramer Sneed and cash considerations". Angels Press Release. Retrieved 5 April 2013. "The Angels Tuesday traded outfielder Vernon Wells to the New York Yankees in exchange for outfielder Exicardo Cayones, LHP Kramer Sneed and cash considerations. Today's transaction was announced by General Manager Jerry Dipoto.The Colorado Rockies sent former 3B Chris Nelson to the Yankees for cash."
- Baseball-Reference.com (2003). "2003 New York Yankees game log". Baseball-Reference.com. The 2003 game log shows victories over the Mets. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
- "Where No Mets Have Gone Before". NYTimes.com.. Article cites the Yankees 2003 season series sweep: The only other Subway Series sweep was in 2003, when the Yankees won all six games on their way to winning the American League pennant. -- New York Times. May 31, 2013.
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