Yankees Rumors & News

  • Yankees' Chapman makes quick work of Twins

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The first 10 pitches coming out of Aroldis Chapman's left hand were more than 100 miles per hour. The last one was an "off-speed" pitch at 91 mph. It was an electrifying way for the New York Yankees to get back to the .500 mark yet again. Chapman capped an overpowering..." June 24

  • Carlos Beltran in line for $17M offer — if he lasts till August

    New York Post "Part of the big-picture plan for the Yankees – to get younger, more athletic and more financially flexible – has been to run out big contracts: Carlos Beltran and Mark Teixeira after this season, and Alex Rodriguez and CC Sabathia after next. But I believe it is becoming more likely that..." June 24

  • Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Las Vegas to one day have a MLB team

    Hardball Talk "The NHL will soon bring an expansion team in Las Vegas, while the NFL and NBA have continued interest in the city. Major League Baseball is no different. Commissioner Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Vegas one day having a major league team. In the past, Major League Baseball has been..." June 23

  • Castro's walk-off homer lifts Yankees over Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- It was shaping up to be another bad day for the New York Yankees: a four-run lead had evaporated, a starting pitcher was injured and they were unable to get clutch hits after tying the game. One swing by Starlin Castro changed the fortunes of the Yankees and prevented another..." June 22

  • ‘Brutally honest’ Brian Cashman understands Yankees could be sellers

    Sportress of Blogitude "New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman isn’t ready to concede the team should be sellers at the Aug. 1 trade deadline. But he nevertheless indicated his “brutally honest” nature will compel him to throw in the towel on the season if and when the writing is on the wall. Discussing the..." June 22

  • Blackmon homers twice in Rockies' victory over Yanks

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Charlie Blackmon believes a great defensive play is better than most hits. The exception to his theory is home runs. On Tuesday, Blackmon struck the trifecta, hitting two solo home runs and making a sliding catch as the Colorado Rockies defeated the New York Yankees,..." June 21

  • Brian Cashman Discusses Yankees’ Trade Deadline Plans

    MLB Trade Rumors "Yankees GM Brian Cashman says that the organization is not yet ready to decide whether or not it will sell off veteran assets, as Kevin Kernan of the New York Post reports in a series of tweets. Noting that there’s no rush with over a month to go before the deadline, Cashman also suggested that..." June 21

  • A-Rod predicts baseball will be No. 1 sport in 5-10 years

    The Score "Alex Rodriguez believes Major League Baseball is on the verge of a resurgence. "When I grew up, baseball was the number one sport," Rodriguez told reporters Monday. "I'm making a prediction that in the next 5-10 years we're going to become number one again. I really feel that way. Already (MLB..." June 21

  • Joe DiMaggio's lawyer bobbles promo that would have honored Yankee legend's hitting streak

    New York Daily News "This season marks the 75th anniversary of Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak — but baseball’s most revered and enduring record won’t be celebrated with a Yankee Clipper bobblehead. The Yankees had planned to commemorate DiMaggio’s historic hitting streak by distributing DiMaggio bobbleheads..." June 21

  • Pieces Yankees should trade to build for Bryce Harper, Machado

    New York Post "The Yankees need a LeBron. That is just a start. To get their LeBron James, they need to get younger and more talented quickly so that when the star-studded free-agent class after the 2018 season is available, they can pounce. Bryce Harper, who is only 23, and Manny Machado, who is 23 as..." June 21

  • Hal Steinbrenner confident Yankees can still make playoffs

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Yankees have looked like a mediocre team at best this season, and they have a 34-35 record that shows it. With the trade deadline a little over a month away, it might be in their best interest to be sellers for a change rather than buyers. Hal Steinbrenner doesn’t see that..." June 21

  • The AL has a big problem to solve for its All-Star Game roster

    Fox Sports "Week 11 of the MLB season is complete and Pete Rose is still The Hit King. Let's go Whip ... Less is more for C-Mart Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez is maturing and he is doing it at just 24 years old. In 2014, Martinez had the second-highest average fastball velocity among all..." June 20

  • Mark Teixeira (knee injury) may be close to return to Yankees' lineup

    ESPN "It appears that veteran first baseman Mark Teixeira is getting closer to a return to the New York Yankees' lineup after a right knee injury has kept him out for the last two weeks. Manager Joe Girardi confirmed on Sunday afternoon that Teixeira is on track for a rehab assignment, most likely in..." June 19

  • Kepler, Santana fuel Twins over Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- In a lost season for the Minnesota Twins, outfielder Max Kepler is turning into a major bright spot. The rookie recorded his first three-hit game, stole his first career base and hit a solo home run that turned the tide in the Twins' 7-4 victory over the New York Yankees on..." June 19

  • Yankees batter Twins early, cruise to win

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Carlos Beltran's mammoth two-run homer in the first inning gave New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka all the offensive support he would need in an 8-2 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night at Target Field. Beltran's blast came as part of a four-run first-inning..." June 18

  • Yankees rally past Twins in 9th

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- For six innings on Saturday, the New York Yankees' offense could get nothing going against Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco. But New York's veteran bats woke up in the seventh and the Yankees scored all of their runs over the final three innings before holding..." June 18

  • Gregorius lifts Yankees past Twins

    The Sports Xchange "By Dan Myers, The Sports Xchange MINNEAPOLIS -- After watching the Minnesota Twins squander chance after chance with runners in scoring position early in the game on Thursday, Didi Gregorius made them pay with one swing of the bat. Gregorius hit a three-run homer to break a tie..." June 17

  • Setting odds for Ryan Braun's possible landing spots

    The Comeback "Two years ago, the idea of the Milwaukee Brewers trading Ryan Braun was ludicrous. Hell, even a year ago, trading Braun seemed like a pipe dream for Milwaukee, even as they started unloading every player with any positive value. That was mainly due to his declining production and unwieldy..." June 16

  • Will Cubs Get Yankees’ Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller?

    NESN "The trade winds could be blowing toward the Windy City. The Chicago Cubs, who own the best record in baseball, are “interested” in bolstering their bullpen before next month’s Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline, according to MLB.com’s Phil Rogers, who suggests that Theo Epstein’s club..." June 16

  • Gonzalez, Rockies hold off late charge by Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies nearly gave it all back but with one swing Carlos Gonzalez restored some order at Coors Field. Gonzalez capped a four-hit night with a leadoff home run in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Rockies nearly squandered a nine-run lead before holding on for a..." June 15

  • How CC Sabathia reinvented himself as a finesse pitcher

    The Sports Quotient "Between the 2014 and 2015 seasons, New York Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia gave up more home runs per nine innings than any other MLB starting pitcher (min. 200 innings). His drop-off over the last few seasons was so dramatic that many people questioned whether he would ever be an effective big..." June 15

  • Rockies top Yankees for fourth win in a row

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Chad Bettis came back from a four-start slump, and DJ LeMahieu rebounded from a scary moment Wednesday as the Colorado Rockies beat the New York Yankees 6-3 to sweep their two-game series. Nolan Arenado hit a two-run homer and drove in three runs as the Rockies equaled a season..." June 15

  • Ranking the 30 teams from least likely to most likely to acquire Jose Reyes

    CBS Sports "Earlier on Wednesday, the Rockies officially cut ties with shortstop Jose Reyes by designating him for assignment. The team now has 10 days to trade, release, or waive him. Reyes has finished serving his 51-game suspension under the league's domestic violence policy, but with rookie Trevor..." June 15

  • Are You Ready For Unbearable Trade Rumor Season?

    Deadspin "Listen, can you hear it? A faint whisper grows louder. “The Cubbies could use another bat on the bench.” it says. “Why not trade for Andrew McCutchen?” That’s right, my friends, it is almost Unbearable Trade Rumor season, the time of year when baseball fans, radio callers, and hometown..." June 15

  • Ranking All 30 MLB Farm Systems, Post 2016 MLB Draft

    Bleacher Report "The 2016 MLB draft is in the books, with 1,216 players selected over the course of the 40-round, three-day event. With no clear-cut No. 1 talent in this year's class, the first round was as unpredictable as any in recent memory and a number of highly regarded prospects wound up slipping below..." June 15

  • Kinsler, Verlander help Tigers land 6-1 win

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Ian Kinsler was presented with the fact that he never drove in five runs before. His reaction? "Really? That's terrible. That's terrible." There was nothing terrible about Kinsler's swing on a humid Saturday night at Yankee Stadium when he drove in a career-high five..." June 12

  • Tigers' Fulmer continues stellar scoreless streak

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Exactly one year ago, Michael Fulmer was making his seventh start for Double-A Binghamton with a pitching-rich organization that had sent Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz and Noah Syndergaard to the New York Mets. On Sunday, Fulmer was in New York for the first time as a..." June 12

  • Yankees, Ike Davis Agree To Major League Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees and free agent first baseman Ike Davis have agreed to a major league contract, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports (Twitter link). Davis will soon join the Yankees and team with Rob Refsnyder to form a platoon at first, tweets Heyman. Davis will now return to New York, where he..." June 12

  • MLB’s best already scavenging Yankees for bullpen’s monsters

    New York Post "With MLB’s First-Year Player Draft completed, the trade market will gather some momentum — and the Cubs created a buzz this week. Scout Jason Parks was at Yankee Stadium, and according to industry sources, he was looking at the trio of Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis..." June 12

  • CC Sabathia's Rebirth Is Most Pleasant Surprise for Yankees

    Bleacher Report "What Alex Rodriguez was for the 2015 New York Yankees, CC Sabathia has been for the 2016 New York Yankees. That is to say: seemingly against all odds, a hugely productive player. Because the 35-year-old left-hander entered the year fresh out of rehab and with three straight bad seasons and..." June 11

  • Jacoby Ellsbury is on pace to shatter an obscure record held by Pete Rose

    CBS Sports "The Yankees have been trying to climb out of their early season hole for weeks now, and this week their four-game sweep of the Angels got them back to .500 on the season. New York comes into Friday at 30-30 and three games back of a postseason spot. One reason the Yankees were able to sweep the..." June 11

  • Yankees just can’t stay healthy as Chris Parmelee goes down

    New York Post "Chris Parmelee waited a decade for a night like Wednesday, for a moment that so many players he knows will never experience. After Thursday night, his moment will have to wait longer. Shortly after strengthening his case as starting first baseman by driving in the Yankees’ first run with an..." June 10

  • Yankees win fifth straight behind Sabathia

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- For most of his career, CC Sabathia has been a power pitcher. Then the power started diminishing and a set of frustrating injuries followed. It took a little while to get adjusted, but now Sabathia is healthy and figuring out how to be effective with a different repertoire...." June 10

  • New York Yankees draft outfielder Blake Rutherford at No. 18

    Newark Star-Ledger "Sometime soon, the guy who makes the final draft decisions for the Yankees will answer questions about the organization's 2016 selections. For now, the Yankees issued a press release just past midnight Friday with a couple of quotes from that guy, Damon Oppenheimer, vice president of domestic..." June 10

  • The Yankees play favorites with their pitches

    Yardbarker "The Yankees’ rotation seems to be incredibly diverse, from some who get by with electric stuff to others who put away hitters with advanced pitchability. Despite the differences between each starter throws, their arsenals—the actual pitches they throw—happen to be very similar. Oddly enough, the..." June 09

  • Beltran helps Yankees complete sweep of Angels

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The way things are going for Carlos Beltran, he could probably handle first base if asked to. The New York Yankees might not need Beltran to get a first baseman's mitt, but they hope his bat continues delivering clutch hits. Beltran capped an impressive four-game series..." June 09

  • Report: Cubs won't trade Schwarber for Yankees' Miller

    The Score "If the Chicago Cubs decide to make a move to upgrade their bullpen ahead of the Aug. 1 non-waiver trade deadline, don't expect the title-starved division-leaders to move injured slugger Kyle Schwarber to get a deal done. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Cubs aren't willing to..." June 09

  • Derek Jeter and Hannah Davis planning a Napa wedding

    Page Six "Derek Jeter will marry Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover model Hannah Davis on July 2 in the gorgeous wine-country town of St. Helena in Napa County, Calif. Sources say that the couple chose the romantic destination because they want to keep their wedding small and private. And we’re told..." June 09

  • 2016 MLB Draft: How to watch, stream, and everything else you need to know in one place

    MLB Daily Dish "There is no greater thrill in sports than sitting quietly while a man in a suit slowly reads off a list of names over the course of several days. Fortunately for baseball fans, that time of the year has once again arrived. It will be MLB commissioner Rob Manfred in his second year at the podium..." June 09

  • Parmelee homers twice as Yankees top Angels

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The postgame routine for new players who have big nights for the New York Yankees is to check their phones for several text messages and calls, exchange a ball with some fans for souvenirs and answer many questions from a crowd of reporters. On Wednesday, Chris Parmelee..." June 08

  • Yankees potential first base trade targets

    Pinstripe Alley "Yesterday, the Yankees announced that it will be three weeks until they evaluate Mark Teixeira. That leaves the Yankees with Rob Refsnyder, whose natural position isn't first base, and Chris Parmelee, who hasn't had much success in his six seasons of part-time play in the majors. Even if the..." June 08

  • Yankees Designate Tyler Olson, Select Anthony Swarzak

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees have designated lefty Tyler Olson for assignment, per a team announcement. The club selected the contract of righty Anthony Swarzak, who takes Olson’s 40-man slot, and optioned fellow righty Luis Cessa to open an active roster spot. The 30-year-old Swarzak returned to American ball..." June 07

  • Pineda helps Yankees down Angels

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The talk of getting demoted existed for Michael Pineda but the right-hander was not thinking about it. Instead his focus was on making the proper adjustments to give the New York Yankees a reason to keep starting him. Pineda turned in a second straight effective outing by..." June 07

  • Nationals hoping Yanks make Miller and Chapman available at trade deadline

    River Ave Blues "According to Bill Ladson, the Nationals have made bullpen help their “top priority” prior to the trade deadline, and they’re hoping the Yankees make lefties Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman available. I don’t necessarily think that means Washington wants Miller and Chapman. I think they’re just..." June 07

  • Yankees' Mark Teixeira won't have surgery on knee for now

    ESPN "Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira will not have surgery to repair the torn cartilage in his right knee, though he may ultimately need it. The club is hoping that by pursuing a course of treatment and rehab, he could return in three weeks. Teixeira felt his knee lock up Friday in Baltimore and..." June 07

  • Study says pitch clocks in MLB could increase risk of injury to pitchers

    Toronto Star "If Major League Baseball were to introduce a pitch clock to quicken the pace of play and shorten the length of games it would also increase the injury risk to pitchers, a McMaster University study has found. Increasing pace of play is a stated priority for MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, who in..." June 07

  • Beltran's 3-run homer lifts Yanks past Angels

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees are not in great shape. Things might be even worse without some big swings from Carlos Beltran. Beltran produced again Monday when he hit a tiebreaking three-run home run with two outs in the eighth inning as the Yankees rallied for a 5-2 victory over the Los..." June 06

  • Dead money: Which players have the worst contracts in baseball?

    SI "Don’t look for Ryan Howard in the Phillies' lineup this weekend; he won’t be there. Instead, he’ll be on the bench, where manager Pete Mackanin has stationed him for what has been reported as “at least the next three games.” This is the closest the Phillies have come yet to acknowledging that..." June 06

  • Castro, Romine provide spark, Yankees edge Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- The New York Yankees got hits from every member of their starting lineup Saturday night. That's a big reason why New York finished with 16 hits and eight runs and held off a late Baltimore charge to score a big road victory. Starlin Castro and Austin Romine both knocked in two..." June 05

  • Orioles top Yankees to take series

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- Even though Baltimore catcher Matt Wieters had a scheduled day off, he was constantly thinking about ways he could make a difference if his number was unexpectedly called. That moment came with the game on the line and he delivered in a big way. Wieters hit a pinch-hit..." June 05