Yankees Rumors & News

  • Teams are lining up to scout Cuban OF prospect Castillo in Miami

    CBSSports.com "There's buzz around the game regarding a new Cuban prospect. Scouts from around MLB are flocking to Miami to watch free agent outfielder Rusnay Castillo, who has been said to be like "Brett Gardner with power." Castillo is said to be multi-talented, but his stock is likely up due to his..." July 25

  • Yankees not being aggressive in pursuit of Ian Kennedy

    MLB Daily Dish "Though they do have some interest, the Yankees are not being aggressive in their pursuit of Padres' starter Ian Kennedy, according to a baseball source close to the situation. Though reports surfaced late Thursday night about discussions about a deal that would send Kennedy to the Bronx for..." July 25

  • Cashman prioritizes adding bat before August

    MLB.com "The reformulated Yankees rotation has performed better than Brian Cashman would have anticipated, and the general manager said that he'd prefer to focus his attention on acquiring a big bat as the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches. "It's weird," Cashman said in an interview with ESPN..." July 25

  • Yankees acquire Chris Capuano from Rockies for cash

    CBSSports.com "The New York Yankees have acquired left-handed pitcher Chris Capuano from the Colorado Rockies for cash considerations, the club announced Thursday evening. The Yankees will be the third franchise for Capuano this season, as he started off with the Red Sox and was later released on July 1. He..." July 25

  • Tanaka feeling only marginal improvement

    MLB.com "Masahiro Tanaka is still reporting discomfort in his right elbow, 10 days after receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection, but the Yankees are still hopeful to have the right-hander return to the big league mound this season. Tanaka was diagnosed with a small tear of his right ulnar collateral..." July 24

  • Grounds crew struggles in rain-shortened game as Yankees beat Rangers, 2-1

    New York Daily News "The Yankees needed only five innings to beat the Rangers Wednesday night. The grounds crew must have felt like it worked much longer – and harder – than the players. A storm rocked the Bronx during the fifth inning, bringing the game to a grinding halt with the Yankees clinging to a one-run..." July 24

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    Anthony McCarron @AnthonyMcCarron

    Yanks announce that Sabathia's knee surgery went "as planned."

  • Kelly Johnson goes on Yankees’ disabled list with groin injury

    Hardball Talk "Kelly Johnson isn’t as needed in the Yankees’ lineup following the trade for Chase Headley and now he won’t be available at all for a while, as the utility man has been placed on the disabled list with a strained groin. Johnson signed a one-year, $3 million deal this offseason and has played..." July 23

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    Bryan Hoch @BryanHoch

    Yankees place Kelly Johnson on the DL with a strained left groin. Chris Leroux called up to help out the bullpen, Bruce Billings DFA.

  • Chase Headley drives in winning run in debut as Yankees walk off with win over Rangers

    New York Daily News "Welcome to New York, Chase Headley. Less than 12 hours after being traded, the newest Yankee made his presence felt immediately, lifting the Bombers to a 2-1 walk-off victory over the Rangers with a single in the 14th inning. “There’s a lot of nerves there,” Headley said. “But I kind of..." July 23

  • Masahiro Tanaka still has elbow pain

    ESPN New York "New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Wednesday that Masahiro Tanaka, the ace of his pitching staff, is still feeling discomfort in his pitching elbow despite not having picked up a baseball since receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection 10 days ago. Speaking on ESPN New York..." July 23

  • Strip club offers Jeter free lifetime pass

    Huffington Post "Who needs retirement gifts like a rocking chair and gold watch? Nothing says congratulations on a brilliant baseball career quite like freebies at a... strip club? An all-nude joint in New York City is offering Derek Jeter and the rest of the Yankees organization free lap dances Sept. 7, the..." July 23

  • Jeter becomes Yanks' all-time doubles leader

    ESPN New York "Derek Jeter moved ahead of Lou Gehrig and into first place on the New York Yankees all-time doubles list with a two-bagger into the left-field corner in the ninth inning of tonight's Yankees-Texas Rangers game." July 23

  • The Race to Succeed Bud Selig Isn't Much of a Race

    The Wall Street Journal "As Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig approaches the end of his final season on the job, the task of choosing his successor remains far from finished. But there is a growing sense of inevitability among baseball officials that the job will end up going to Selig's right-hand man. Rob..." July 23

  • Mikolas has best start of season; Rangers defeat Yankees in NY, 4-2

    Dallas Morning News "The arms: RHP Miles Mikolas became the first Rangers pitcher since June 28 to pitch at least seven innings. The Rangers have 18 outings of at least seven innings this season; Yu Darvish has 10 of them…. When Mikolas loaded the bases with one out in the fifth, he got Derek Jeter to bounce to second..." July 22

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    Jack Curry @JackCurryYES

    Chase Headley is about to join the Yankees. Yankees are finalizing a deal to acquire him from the Padres.

  • Yankees get Chase Headley

    ESPN New York "The New York Yankees have acquired third baseman Chase Headley in a trade with the San Diego Padres, a source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com's Andrew Marchand. The Yankees traded infielder Yangervis Solarte and minor league pitcher Rafael De Paula to San Diego in exchange for Headley, who could..." July 22

  • Yankees have talked about John Danks; talks in early stages

    CBSSports.com "The Yankees, to no one's surprise, have checked in on White Sox lefty John Danks. The Yankees, having lost four starting pitchers to injury, are seeking to upgrade their rotation even after the acquisition of Brandon McCarthy is paying off early. Danks, still only 29, is 8-6 with a 4.35..." July 22

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    Mark Feinsand @FeinsandNYDN

    Teixeira will have the next 3-4 days off with a mild lower lat strain. No DL as of now.

  • Yankees' Michael Pineda remains on track for August return

    Newark Star-Ledger "One of the reinforcements the Yankees are counting on to help a sapped rotation down the stretch is Michael Pineda and the right-hander remains on schedule for an August return. Out since late April with a back injury, Pineda has thrown one live batting practice session and is expected to throw..." July 20

  • Bombers decline to sign Mo’s son to contract

    New York Post "The Yankees announced Saturday they have signed 26 of their 39 selections in the 2014 amateur draft, and one name stood out of the 13 players who didn’t sign: right-handed pitcher Mariano Rivera, selected in the 29th round. Rivera is, of course, the son of the Yankees’ legendary closer. Yankees..." July 20

  • McCarthy, big bats lead Yankees past Reds, 7-1

    New York Post "For two days in their post All-Star Game, playoffs-hopeful world, the Yankees began talking about injuries and how 80 percent of their starting rotation at the beginning of the season was now on a first-name basis with assorted surgeons and physical therapists. But after each game, they ended..." July 20

  • Tanaka still in pain, but hoping rehab will be enough

    New York Post "Less than two hours before it was announced that CC Sabathia would have season-ending knee surgery, Masahiro Tanaka remained optimistic he would not have to undergo a procedure of his own. Tanaka, who was discovered to have a slight tear of his right ulnar collateral ligament following a start..." July 20

  • CC relieved to avoid microfacture

    ESPN New York "Fearful his career could be in jeopardy, CC Sabathia had trouble sleeping as he awaited word if he needed microfacture surgery or a less serious arthroscopic procedure on his ailing right knee. Sabathia will have season-ending arthroscopic surgery this Wednesday, but his doctors told him it..." July 20

  • Prices soar for Derek Jeter ceremony

    ESPN New York "The New York Yankees' surprise announcement on Friday that the team would officially honor its retiring captain Derek Jeter on Sept. 7 sent ticket prices for that game soaring on the resale market. The average list price for the home game in the Bronx against the Kansas City Royals went from..." July 19

  • Phelps stars, bats finally wake up as Yankees roll past Reds

    New York Post "Fielding errors by Brian Roberts and Derek Jeter were about to sabotage David Phelps when the stubborn right-hander — whose best attribute is his competitiveness — refused to let the fourth-inning boots ruin the night. With an unearned run already in and the Yankees’ slim lead gone, Phelps..." July 19

  • CC Sabathia to have season-ending surgery on Tuesday

    Hardball Talk "Welp, that’s that: The Yankees have announced that CC Sabathia will have season-ending arthroscopic knee surgery on July 23. It is not micro-fracture surgery, as many were speculating he needed, but is more of a procedure to clean out his right knee." July 19

  • Yankees GM to target pitchers at trade deadline

    ESPN New York "Yankees GM Brian Cashman is aggressively trying to upgrade his starting staff, which has seen four-fifths of its opening day rotation end up on the disabled list. "I have to reinforce our pitching, in my opinion," Cashman said in a phone conversation Thursday. "I have things that I feel I have..." July 18

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    Lohud Yankees Blog @LoHudYankees

    Yankees have signed LHP Rich Hill and assigned him to Triple-A to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

  • Jeter, Trout spark victory American League

    MLB.com "The 2014 All-Star Game at Target Field was always going to be about Derek Jeter. Jeter has been the face of baseball for nearly two decades, winning five World Series titles and being named an All-Star 14 times in a career that is set to end with his retirement after the season. So it was..." July 16

  • Selig: MLB didn't know A-Rod had PED exemption

    ESPN New York "Commissioner Bud Selig maintains that Major League Baseball had no idea Alex Rodriguez received a medical exemption from the sport's drug administrator to use a testosterone-boosting substance in 2007. Rodriguez received a therapeutic use exemption for the otherwise-banned substance clomid,..." July 16

  • Selig, PA aim to end smokeless tobacco use

    ESPN.com "As the recent death of Tony Gwynn to salivary gland cancer continues to resonate in baseball circles, commissioner Bud Selig and Players Association executive director Tony Clark both want MLB to make strides toward reducing and ultimately eliminating the use of smokeless tobacco in the game. But..." July 15

  • Yankees Release Alfonso Soriano

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees have released Soriano, per the MLB.com transactions page. New York will owe Soriano the remainder of the $5MM portion of his salary for which the team is obligated. He will be free to sign with any club (likely at a league-minimum rate), though Soriano has indicated that he would..." July 15

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    AL All-Star lineup Jeter SS Trout LF Cano 2B Cabrera 1B Bautista RF Cruz DH Jones CF Donaldson 3B Perez C Hernandez P

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    NL All-Star lineup: McCutchen CF Puig RF Tulowitzki SS Goldschmidt 1B Stanton DH A. Ramirez 3B Utley 2B Lucroy C Gomez LF Wainwright P

  • Shane Greene (who?!) dominates as Yanks blank Baltimore

    New York Post "Say what you want about Shane Greene, but there is no denying he has tossed a battered Yankees rotation a small life jacket. Is Greene as good as he has been in the first two major league starts? Is he a flash in the pan? Those answers are in the future, but there is no denying what the..." July 13

  • Babe Ruth contract auctioned off

    ESPN.com "Babe Ruth's contract with the Boston Red Sox in 1918 was for only $5,000, but at an auction Saturday night, the document itself sold for $1.02 million. The contract was signed by Ruth, American League president Ban Johnson and Red Sox owner Harry Frazee, who famously agreed to sell Ruth to the..." July 13

  • Yankees’ Sabathia to have two top surgeons check on right knee

    New York Post "CC Sabathia has postponed a schedule appointment Monday with Dr. James Andrews and has met with Dr. Keith Meister to have his bothersome right knee examined. He also has an appointment scheduled with Dr. Neal ElAttrache. ElAttrache, who examined Masahiro Tanaka’s right elbow in Seattle on..." July 12

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    Jesse Spector @jessespector

    A statement from Masahiro Tanaka. He apologizes for being hurt. Incredible. pic.twitter.com/UX2JhJQfnb

  • Derek Jeter Is a Partial Owner of High-Tech Men's Underwear Company

    Page Six "Move over, Victoria, Derek Jeter has an even bigger “secret.” The Yankee slugger’s retirement plan includes becoming an underwear mogul, Page Six has learned. The slugger is a secret owner of Frigo RevolutionWear — a customized men’s underwear brand that sells skivvies more colloquially..." July 12

  • Cleveland Indians rally late to beat New York Yankees, 9-3

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Don't be surprised if there's a run on Asdrubal Cabrera's bats over the next few days among his teammates. There seems to be magic in that wood. Cabrera hit a three-run triple and Roberto Perez, using one of Cabrera's bats, hit a two-run homer in his big league debut Thursday night as the..." July 11

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    The #Yankees have acquired pitcher Jeff Francis from the #athletics in a trade, source says.

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    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Yankees GM Brian Cashman says Masahiro Tanaka has a small tear in his UCL. Will have PRP injection. Yankees hope he's back in six weeks.

  • Yankees call up Yangervis Solarte

    Bombers Beat "Yangervis Solarte has been recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and is in tonight’s lineup at third base. The move was made after Carlos Beltran was placed on the seven day concussion disabled list." July 10

  • 'Freak' injury adds to Carlos Beltran's miserable season

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Yankees aren't sure when Carlos Beltran will play again after a baseball hit him in the face and fractured two bones Wednesday. Doctors want to make sure Beltran didn't suffer a concussion after ripping a batting practice pitch and having it carom off the bottom of a protective screen back..." July 10

  • Ellsbury’s home run delivers 14-inning Yankees win over Indians

    New York Daily News "At least the Yankees had something to smile about Wednesday. Hours after learning that Masahiro Tanaka was headed for the disabled list with a right elbow injury, Jacoby Ellsbury launched a solo home run in the 14th inning to lift the Yankees to a 5-4 win over the Indians at Progressive..." July 10

  • Yankees looking, feeling doomed without ace Tanaka

    New York Post "One by one the Yankees walked into the clubhouse Wednesday at Progressive Field and heard the news Masahiro Tanaka was back in New York, getting an MRI exam on his aching right elbow. A room that is usually filled with chatter and laughter was unusually silent. To a man, the Yankees know..." July 10

  • Masahiro Tanaka flies back to New York for MRI on right arm

    Bombers Beat "Masahiro Tanaka is flying back to New York for an MRI on his right arm, according to the New York Post’s George A. King III. Tanaka had his worst start of the season last night against the Indians at Progressive Field, allowing five runs and 10 hits in 6 2/3 innings in a 5-3 loss. In the..." July 09

  • Bauer and Brantley help power Indians past Yankees, 5-3

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians played the Yankees in the second of a four-game series Tuesday. Here is a capsule look from The Plain Dealer reporter Dennis Manoloff: Game: 89. Opponent: Yankees. Location: Progressive Field, Cleveland. Time of day: Night. Time elapsed: 2 hours, 55..." July 09

  • Yankees trades can’t mortgage future on thin playoff promise

    New York Post "The Yankees are going to keep trying to make trades. It is just who they are. Part of the genetic code of the Steinbrenners. They are never going to give up on a season. They didn’t last year in taking a big financial hit to get Vernon Wells at the end of spring and Alfonso Soriano in late..." July 09