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Past articles by James:

Justin Verlander: The Astros’ Ace and Sleep Guru

At 36, Verlander is not only pumping mid-90s fastballs. He’s also spreading the wisdom of getting eight, 10 or even 12 hours of sleep per night. → Read More

‘This One Was Worth It’: Yankees Set Record With Jasson Dominguez Signing

The Yankees spent more than $5 million on Dominguez, a 16-year-old prospect from the Dominican Republic. It’s the most they’ve ever spent on an amateur signing. → Read More

David Ortiz Shooting Was Case of Mistaken Identity, Officials Say

The shooting last week that left Ortiz wounded was actually intended to target a friend of his who was wearing a similar shirt, the authorities in the Dominican Republic said. → Read More

All the Yankees Need to Know Is Inside Their Caps (or Their Pockets)

As loads of data make playing each position ever more complex, several teams like the Yankees use paper cheat-sheets to keep their fielders where they need to be. → Read More

Luis Severino’s Injury Remains a Mystery. Detective Brian Cashman Is on the Case.

The Yankees’ general manager is doing his best to pinpoint how a significant back injury could happen to his ace starter. He is leaving no stone unturned. → Read More

James Paxton Gives Yankees a Much-Needed Jolt Against the Red Sox

Paxton limited the Sox to two hits over eight innings and recorded 12 strikeouts, while the Yankees lineup feasted on Boston’s struggling ace, Chris Sale. → Read More

Gary Sanchez Becomes 12th Yankees Player to Join Injured List

Before the Yankees lost a rain-shortened game against the White Sox, Sanchez was added to the I.L. because of a calf strain, and the team got bad news about Dellin Betances’s recovery from a shoulder injury. → Read More

Jose Altuve Continues to Pester Yankees, Homering Twice as Astros Finish Sweep

The second baseman hit a towering blast off a light tower and ended up with four homers in a three-game series in which only one of the teams looked like a World Series contender. → Read More

Luke Heimlich, College Star Convicted of Sex Crime, Quietly Makes Pro Debut in Mexico

The Mexican baseball league had cast doubt as to whether Heimlich would be approved to play, but he started for the Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos on Tuesday. → Read More

Setback for Yankees’ Luis Severino Is Compounded by Loss to Astros

Before a 6-3 defeat in Houston, the team announced that its ace had a Grade 2 strain of his right latissimus dorsi muscle. He’ll likely be out until late June. → Read More

Yankees Lose to Astros and Send Luis Severino for More Tests

Severino, who has been out since March 5, has not healed enough from shoulder inflammation to throw off a mound. → Read More

Yankees, With 3 Blasts by Gary Sanchez, Cap Homer-Driven Sweep of Orioles

Clint Frazier added two home runs for the Yankees, who went deep seven times on Sunday and 14 times in the three-game series. → Read More

Gleyber Torres Muscles Up Against Orioles, Ending Yankees’ Skid

The infielder, who will be the team’s primary shortstop for the time being, had a career-high four hits. His second home run of the game put the Yankees on top to stay. → Read More

Giancarlo Stanton Joins List of Yankee Injuries

In a surprising move, the already bruised Yankees placed Stanton on the injured list Monday with a left biceps strain. → Read More

After Waiting Out the Rain, the Orioles Outlast the Yankees

Uneven pitching and sputtering hitting gave the Yankees a second straight loss to Baltimore, and gave J.A. Happ his first loss at Yankee Stadium since 2013. → Read More

Luke Voit Powers Yankees to Opening Day Victory Over Orioles

Voit set the tone with a three-run homer and Masahiro Tanaka pitched the Yankees to an easy win over the Orioles, a perpetually-rebuilding division rival. → Read More

Aaron Judge Is Playing Like a Star. Will He Be Paid Like One?

The Yankees outfielder has established himself as one of the biggest stars in the game, but his financial future is murky in baseball’s fraught economic climate. → Read More

Injuries Shape Final Yankees Roster Ahead of Opening Day

Luke Voit and Greg Bird both made the team because Aaron Hicks is out, and Domingo German will replace the injured Luis Severino in the rotation. → Read More

Dellin Betances Joins the Yankees’ Injured List

The reliever has an impingement in his right shoulder, and he is not expected to be available for the season opener on March 28. → Read More

Yankees’ Luis Severino Is Out Until May; Aaron Hicks Could Miss Opening Day

General Manager Brian Cashman said Severino would return in May “at the earliest,” and Hicks’s back issues have proven more serious than initially thought. → Read More