Yankees Rumors & News

  • Sabathia would 'never' visit Trump in the White House if Yankees win WS

    New York Daily News "If the Yankees wind up winning the championship this season, CC Sabathia won’t be visiting President Donald Trump in the White House. “Never,” Sabathia told the Daily News before the Bombers had a chance to clinch a playoff berth with a win on Saturday against the Blue Jays at Rogers..." September 23

  • Yankees' Aaron Judge breaks MLB record in first inning Saturday

    Newark Star-Ledger "Hot or cold at the plate, Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge does a lot of striking out. A whole lot. His first-inning strikeout in Saturday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays ran his 2017 total to an even 200, which is a new Major League record for rookies. Kris Bryant of the Chicago..." September 23

  • One Yankees reliever starting to get Mariano Rivera comparisons

    New York Post "As Dellin Betances continues to struggle for a second straight September, Chad Green could become even more important to the Yankees’ bullpen. The right-hander, who began the season as a starter at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, has emerged as one of the top relievers in the sport and has..." September 22

  • Girl hit by Yankees’ foul ball has ‘long’ recovery ahead: relative

    New York Post "The little girl who was hit in the head by a foul ball at Yankee Stadium remains in the hospital two days after the freak accident — but her recovery could take much longer, a relative said Friday. “She’s stable. It’s going to be a long process,” said the family member, who didn’t give his..." September 22

  • Yankees' CC Sabathia: 'I'll be fine' at boozy playoff celebration

    Newark Star-Ledger "Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia, who's battled alcoholism, said he won't back out of the team's booze-drenched clubhouse bash if -- and more likely when -- they clinch a playoff spot. "I'll be fine," Sabathia said after the Yankees' win over the Twins at Yankee Stadium on..." September 22

  • Yankees intend to get under luxury tax threshold for 2018

    Fanrag Sports "The New York Yankees have every intention to get below the luxury tax threshold for the 2018 season, which rises to $197 million next year, people familiar with their thinking say. New York has significant money coming off the books after the year, with CC Sabathia ($25 million salary in 2017)..." September 21

  • Major League Baseball claims it will “redouble its efforts” on expanded netting

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday, during the Minnesota Twins-New York Yankees game at Yankee Stadium, a young girl was injured after a foul ball flew off the bat of Todd Frazier and into the stands along the third base line where she was sitting. In some parks that ball would be stopped because of netting down the..." September 21

  • Raul Mondesi sentenced to eight years in prison in Dominican Republic

    USA Today "Former major league outfielder Raul Mondesi was sentenced to eight years in prison and fined about $1.2 million for mishandling funds as a mayor of his hometown in the Dominican Republic, according to multiple reports. Mondesi, whose son plays for the Kansas City Royals, had been on house..." September 21

  • Todd Frazier, Yankees embracing thumbs down symbol

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Yankees have adopted a new rallying cry for the stretch run of the regular season, and to say it came from an unexpected source would be an understatement. During the Yankees’ Sept. 11 game against the Tampa Bay Rays, which was played at Citi Field due to scheduling changes caused..." September 21

  • Young girl injured by Yankee Stadium foul ball 'doing alright,' father says

    Sporting News "The 2-year-old girl struck in the face by a foul ball during Wednesday's Yankees-Twins game at Yankee stadium was hospitalized overnight for observation but is expected to be OK, WABC-TV reported Thursday morning. "She's doing alright, just keep her in your thoughts," the victim's father told..." September 21

  • Play Halted After Line Drive Appears to Strike Child at Yankees-Twins Game

    SI "Wednesday's game between the Yankees and Twins was stopped for about four minutes after a foul ball off Todd Frazier's bat appeared to strike a young fan. After the line drive went into the stands, the crowd let out a gasp then when silent. Frazier looked distraught as he watched events..." September 20

  • Top five Cy Young contenders in each league

    Larry Brown Sports "Both the American and National League have clear contenders for their respective Cy Young Awards this season, but the outcome of each race is still murky as we head into the final weeks of the season. There’s a lot to consider in the races for both leagues. Here’s a look at the top five..." September 20

  • MLB league-wide single season home run record set to fall Tuesday

    Hardball Talk "Giancarlo Stanton‘s smacks, Aaron Judge‘s jolts and all those dizzying long balls helped Major League Baseball move another poke closer to the inevitable. Nearly two decades after the height of the Steroids Era, the sports is on track to break its season record for home runs on Tuesday – and..." September 18

  • AL MVP: Jose Altuve is clear favorite, but race for second is star-studded

    Sporting News "Jose Altuve is putting the finishes on yet another incredible season for Houston. Remember when we were all amazed that a guy listed at 5-6 could be an impact player in the majors? Those days feel like a long, long time ago. At this point, Altuve has established himself as one of the best..." September 18

  • 2017 MLB season might not feature a 20-win pitcher for first time in nearly 10 years

    CBS Sports "With just two weeks left in the 2017 Major League Baseball season, we can start to take a look at some of the stats and have a good idea where things will end up. On that front, let's glance at the MLB leaderboard for pitcher wins. As noted by Twitter friend Matt Harvey (@halladayfan32), the..." September 18

  • Teams seeking Miguel Sano-like talent at age 13

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Twins, like most MLB teams, will send scouts to a showcase in the Caribbean this week for Venezuelan prospects, a chance to measure and evaluate players who will eventually sign contracts to play professionally. But this gathering of baseball talent is unusual — though it reflects the new..." September 18

  • The Yankees may already be making pitching plans for the AL Wild Card Game

    CBS Sports "Entering Sunday's slate, the Yankees have a hefty five-game lead over the Twins for the top AL wild-card spot. At the same time, they trail the Red Sox by three games in the AL East. That's why in our most recent look at the SportsLine MLB playoff projections, the Yanks were given a 77.8 percent..." September 17

  • Red Sox used Fitbit, not Apple Watch, in sign-stealing controversy

    Mass Live "It apparently wasn't an Apple watch that the Boston Red Sox used to steal signs. It was a Fitbit product, per Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo. An investigation by MLB commissioner Rob Manfred concluded that the Red Sox used electronics to send information (opposing team's signs) from the video..." September 17

  • Yankees could reportedly pursue Eric Hosmer in free agency

    Yardbarker "Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer could be making the leap from small-market sensation to mega-market monster this offseason. According to a report by Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports on Thursday, the New York Yankees may pursue the former All-Star slugger in free agency. Per..." September 16

  • Major League Baseball: still flailing at front office diversity

    Hardball Talk "We’ve written many times about how Major League Baseball has a diversity problem in its front office and executive ranks. General managers are almost all youngish white dudes from Ivy League institutions and they have hired people in their own image for years. That, combined with astoundingly low..." September 15

  • Yankees' Aaron Judge has morphed back into star of first half

    Newark Star-Ledger "Aaron Judge, one of the first half American League MVP favorites, has returned to form at the right time for the Yankees. As the chase for a postseason berth continues, Judge has regained the form that made him must-watch television for the entire first half of season. That included a pair of..." September 15

  • ‘Shocked’ Dellin Betances still holding grudge against Girardi

    New York Post "Yankees manager Joe Girardi reiterated he would be upset with his pitchers if they were not bothered by being yanked. Suffice to say Girardi wouldn’t be upset with Dellin Betances. One day after he was removed with two out and one on in the eighth inning, Betances still seemed bothered by..." September 15

  • Yankees haven’t offered extensions to Joe Girardi, Brian Cashman

    Sportress of Blogitude "The New York Yankees have enjoyed an organizational renaissance of sorts this season, or at least a return to respectability. But that hasn’t inspired the Yankees to offer contract extensions to its core leadership, namely manager Joe Girardi and general manager Brian Cashman, according to a..." September 14

  • 2018 will feature the earliest Opening Day in baseball history

    Hardball Talk "Major League Baseball announced its master schedule for the 2018 season. Opening Day will be Thursday, March 29. It’s the earliest Opening Day in baseball history, with the exception of special international openers like the ones in Japan and Australia. Until now, the earliest opening date for a..." September 12

  • Sonny Gray best pitching purchase of trade deadline

    Fanrag Sports "There were plenty of pitchers to pick from in July, but no team picked better than the New York Yankees when they traded for Sonny Gray. In need of a top-tier starter, the Yankees sent the Oakland Athletics three prospects: outfielder Dustin Fowler, infielder/outfielder Jorge Mateo and..." September 12

  • Shohei Otani is coveted by MLB teams and this filthy slider might explain why

    CBS Sports "We take you to Japan, where Shohei Otani of the Nippon Ham Fighters is about to uncork one of the nastiest slide-pieces you've ever beheld ... And the people say: Larduhmercy. If Allen Iverson's crossover were somehow made into a breaking ball, it would look like that, probably. Otani in..." September 12

  • Derek Jeter didn’t back City Council hopeful Ronnie Cho after all

    New York Daily News "It looked like City Council candidate Ronnie Cho was about to hit a home run with an endorsement from Derek Jeter — but he wound up striking out after a spokesman said the revered shortstop didn’t endorse the candidate after all. Cho’s campaign blasted out a press release early Monday morning..." September 12

  • Ruling on Red Sox-Yankees controversy could come this week

    Larry Brown Sports "A ruling on the sign-stealing controversy between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox could come this week, according to a report. WEEI in Boston’s Rob Bradford reported Sunday that a ruling is likely to come this week. Word leaked last week that the Yankees accused the Red Sox of..." September 10

  • Yankees sign Ronny Rojas

    Hardball Talk "The Yankees signed 16-year-old shortstop Ronny Rojas to a $1 million contract on Saturday, Baseball America’s Ben Badler reports. They were considered favorites to sign the infield prospect back in July, but were forced to wait until Rojas’ eligibility kicked in after his 16th birthday on August..." September 10

  • MLB Rejects Montreal's Offer to Host Yankees-Rays Series

    12 Up "The Expos haven't played a regular season contest since 2004, but that doesn't mean that Montreal doesn't want baseball back. And their work as good samaritans, with a hurricane bearing down on a baseball-hosting chunk of the United States, seems like a perfect way to make it happen, at least..." September 08

  • Next week’s Yankees-Rays series will be played at Citi Field

    Hardball Talk "Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that next week’s series between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays has been moved from Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg to Citi Field in New York due to Hurricane Irma. Ken Rosenthal reports that the original intention was to move it to Baltimore..." September 08

  • Yankees insist CC Sabathia’s knee is just a ‘maintenance’ issue

    New York Post "The Yankees haven’t listed a starter for Sunday’s game against the Rangers, but that doesn’t appear to be because of a problem with CC Sabathia’s right knee. Sabathia, whose regular turn is Sunday, left the Yankees on Wednesday to travel to New York, where he was examined Thursday by team..." September 08

  • Red Sox reportedly have proof Yankees filmed bench coach with TV camera

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Red Sox reportedly admitted to Major League Baseball that they used an Apple Watch to help them steal signs against the New York Yankees, but they seem determined to prove that their division rivals are guilty of the same type of behavior. ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that the Red Sox..." September 07

  • Gene ‘Stick’ Michael, Yankees exec who helped build ‘90s dynasty, dead at 79

    New York Daily News "Gene "Stick" Michael, the beloved Yankees executive who helped build their late-1990s dynasty teams and drafted Derek Jeter, has died of a heart attack at age 79, the Daily News has learned. It is believed Michael underwent a procedure on his heart earlier this year, but the news was kept..." September 07

  • MLB investigating Yankees use of broadcast cameras

    Sportsnaut "Major League Baseball finds itself mired in a potentially serious scandal surrounding two of the most historical franchises in the game’s history. On Tuesday, The New York Times ran an amazing exclusive focusing on allegations that the Boston Red Sox used Apple Watches to steal signs against..." September 06

  • Joe Girardi has idea to resolve sign stealing in baseball

    Larry Brown Sports "MLB teams have been stealing signs for more than 100 years, and the Boston Red Sox are the latest to get caught doing it. New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi believes he has an idea that would put an end to it. Girardi has said numerous times that he believes allowing pitchers and catchers to..." September 06

  • Yankees Thought Red Sox' Doug Fister Was Using Mouthguard as Secret Listening Device

    SI "In the ongoing sign-stealing scandal unfurling between the Red Sox and Yankees, we have a new, goofy twist to add. According to Comcast Sports Net New England's Evan Drellich, the allegations levied by New York against Boston over a series back in August—one in which a group of players and coaches..." September 06

  • ‘He’s back’: Aroldis Chapman could regain closer role

    New York Post "Less than three weeks from being removed from the closer’s role, Aroldis Chapman may soon find himself back in the ninth inning. Chapman had a second straight good outing Tuesday, but his effort was wasted when Dellin Betances gave up a game-winning, two-run homer to Manny Machado in the bottom..." September 06

  • Boston Red Sox Used Electronic Devices to Steal Signs Against Yankees

    New York Times "For decades, spying on another team has been as much a part of the gamesmanship of baseball as brushback pitches and hard slides. The Red Sox have apparently added a modern — and illicit — twist: They used an Apple Watch to gain an advantage against the Yankees and other teams. Investigators..." September 05

  • Yankees Place Aaron Hicks On DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "3:54pm: The Yankees are optimistic that Hicks’ latest oblique injury isn’t as serious as his previous one, per Bryan Hoch of MLB.com (on Twitter). They believe he’ll be able to resume swinging within the next 10 days. 11:47am: The Yankees announced that they have placed outfielder Aaron Hicks..." September 04

  • Gary Sanchez gets his suspension reduced

    New York Post "Gary Sanchez has had trouble catching balls, but he did catch a break. The Yankees catcher had his suspension reduced from four games to three on Monday and will begin serving it today in Baltimore. Sanchez will miss the three-game series. Sanchez threw punches during an Aug. 24 brawl with..." September 04

  • Yankees' Starlin Castro undergoes emergency root canal

    Yardbarker "Starlin Castro did not have a fun morning on Saturday. The New York Yankees second baseman lost a front tooth at some point during Friday’s game against Boston and was at the dentist Saturday morning to undergo an emergency root canal. “He has been at the dentist since 7 o’clock this morning..." September 02

  • Girardi doesn't expect Sanchez, Romine to be suspended at same time

    New York Post "Gary Sanchez and Austin Romine will have their suspension appeal hearings Friday, but MLB’s decision likely won’t be rendered until Tuesday or Wednesday because the league’s offices are closed for Labor Day weekend. Such a timetable means the Yankees won’t lose Sanchez and Romine for any of the..." September 02

  • Farrell dismisses Sabathia's bunting complaints: 'We're going to do it again'

    Mass Live "CC Sabathia called the Red Sox "weak" after Thursday's game at Yankee Stadium. He was upset Eduardo Nunez tried to bunt for a base hit during the first inning. The 37-year-old Sabathia has dealt with a bad right knee this year. He spent 10 days on the DL in August because of it. "I'm aware..." September 02

  • CC Sabathia responds after getting fat shamed by Hall of Famer Jim Rice

    New York Post "Leave it to Jim Rice to have the harshest words in the CC Sabathia versus Red Sox battle. The former Red Sox outfielder — and Hall of Famer — called out Sabathia for being overweight after the lefty complained about Eduardo Nunez bunting against him in the Yankees’ win on Thursday in The..." September 02

  • Sabathia slams Red Sox for bunting strategy: 'It's kind of weak to me'

    New York Post "Unless the Red Sox and Yankees face each other in the playoffs, CC Sabathia won’t face Boston again this season. There’s little doubt he would like to. His mastery over the AL East rivals continued in a 6-2 victory Thursday, and this time it was personal. Sabathia said he wasn’t pleased..." September 01

  • Yankees acquire minor-league catcher Erik Kratz from Indians ahead of suspension appeals

    New York Daily News "Likely needing help behind the plate, the Yankees traded for Indians minor-league catcher Erik Kratz in exchange for cash considerations on Thursday, the team announced. Gary Sanchez and Austin Romine are both expected to have their suspension appeals heard on Friday. Sanchez got four games..." August 31

  • Yankees catchers on verge of learning their suspension fates

    New York Post "The appeals of Yankees catchers Gary Sanchez and Austin Romine regarding their suspensions stemming from the recent brawl with the Tigers are expected to be heard Friday. Major League Baseball special assistant to the commissioner John McHale is scheduled to conduct the appeal hearings for..." August 31

  • Yankees front office preparing to scout Japanese phenom Shohei Otani

    New York Daily News "Brian Cashman and assistant GM Jean Afterman will be in Japan watching two-way phenom Shohei Otani pitch for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters on Thursday at 5 a.m. ET, according to a source. They will see him play the field in another game, the source added. Otani, 23, is an intriguing..." August 31

  • Aaron Judge mini-vacation over

    New York Post "Aaron Judge’s mental break ends Wednesday. Now the Yankees hope its purpose — snapping Judge out of his massive slump — is the end result. Manager Joe Girardi said Judge “absolutely” will play in one of the two games in Wednesday’s doubleheader against the Indians after Tuesday night’s contest..." August 30

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