Yankees Rumors & News

  • Yankees top prospect Gleyber Torres is one step closer to reaching the major leagues

    CBS Sports "Thanks in part to young players like Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez, the New York Yankees are in first place in the AL East following Sunday's win over the Tampa Bay Rays (NY 3, TB 2). Many figured this would be a down year for the Yankees as they moved forward with their youth movement. That hasn't..." May 22

  • David Ortiz says his failed PED test leaked because too many Yankees tested positive

    CBS Sports "Several years ago, the New York Times broke the story that 104 players tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs as part of a screening process in 2003. MLB and MLBPA agreed to anonymous testing to determine how widespread PED use was in baseball so they could design an appropriate official..." May 20

  • 2017-18 MLB Free Agent Power Rankings

    MLB Trade Rumors "About 24% of the MLB regular season is in the books. The Astros, Yankees, and Nationals currently reign supreme. Familiar names Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, and Chris Sale top the WAR leaderboards. Though we’re only in mid-May, there’s a subset of players who can’t help but look ahead: those..." May 18

  • Derek Jeter in a billion-dollar dogfight for Marlins

    New York Post "Derek Jeter is no stranger to competition. Now his rookie experience at team ownership has turned into a nail-biter, according to baseball’s commissioner. Upon the conclusion of Major League Baseball’s quarterly ownership meetings at the league’s Manhattan headquarters Thursday afternoon, Rob..." May 18

  • Buy or sell? Steinbrenner says Yankees will be 'active' in free agency and trades

    CBS Sports "The New York Yankees, who are in the middle of a rather successful youth movement, will venture back into free agency to augment their roster this coming offseason, according to owner Hal Steinbrenner, who spoke to the media on Wednesday at a baseball owners' meeting in New York. Steinbrenner..." May 18

  • Sabathia pitches Yankees to victory over Royals

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- CC Sabathia had been struggling in his previous four starts by pitching to a 9.58 ERA. It was the Kansas City Royals, however, who were struggling to hit Sabathia on Tuesday night. Sabathia pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings and Gary Sanchez and Chris Carter homered as..." May 17

  • Yankees boss who downplayed Betances after arbitration walks back his comments

    CBS Sports "When healthy, Aroldis Chapman is of course the undisputed Yankees closer. However, Chapman recently hit the DL with a rotator cuff injury . That means lockdown setup man Dellin Betances -- he of the career 197 ERA+ -- will move into the closer's role while Chapman is laid up. Speaking of..." May 16

  • Yankees Fans Don't Realize They're Getting Interviewed by Aaron Judge

    Bleacher Report "Ever watch a superhero movie and wonder how citizens don't recognize a giant icon who merely traded a cape for glasses? Aaron Judge proved that such a simple ruse is feasible. Any true New York Yankees fan knows the rookie slugger, who is hitting .316/.420/.744 with 14 home runs in 33 games..." May 16

  • Alex Rodriguez will join Mark Cuban on 'Shark Tank' in the fall

    CBS Sports "Former Major League Baseball star and lightning rod, Alex Rodriguez, will be a "shark" on the ABC show "Shark Tank" this fall, people.com reports. For those unfamiliar with the show, up-and-coming entrepreneurs who need some seed money from investors pitch their ware to a group of wealthy..." May 16

  • David Ortiz Says He Wants Red Sox Jersey Retirement Ceremony Like Derek Jeter

    TMZ "Big props from Big Papi ... who says Derek Jeter's jersey retirement ceremony at Yankee Stadium this weekend was so incredible, he hopes to have one just like it at Fenway Park. David Ortiz was out in NYC when he told us #2's ceremony was "perfect" -- adding, "He deserve it, man." We also..." May 15

  • Would Yankees move on from CC Sabathia if struggles continue?

    Fanrag Sports "CC Sabathia has been pretty lousy lately, but the Yankees starter is not going anywhere just yet. The southpaw hit the ground running to begin the season. New York won each of Sabathia’s first three outings as he went 2-0 with a 1.47 ERA and .182/.270/.227 slash line against in 18.1 innings. He..." May 15

  • Alex Bregman tried to change jersey number for a night in honor of Derek Jeter

    Larry Brown Sports "Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman grew up idolizing Derek Jeter, which is why the 23-year-old was thrilled his team was the visitor on Sunday when the New York Yankees retired Jeter’s number. And if Bregman could have changed jersey numbers as his own tribute to Jeter, he would..." May 15

  • Derek Jeter's No. 2 retired by Yankees in pregame ceremony

    ESPN "Upon having his No. 2 retired by the New York Yankees in a pregame ceremony Sunday night, a thankful Derek Jeter said he would not want to be anybody else. "There isn't a person or player I would trade places with that's playing now or ever," Jeter said, addressing the sellout crowd before the..." May 15

  • Astros-Yankees postponed to Sunday doubleheader

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- As their teams prepared for Friday's game, Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch and New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi sensed their teams would not be playing Saturday. Their hunches were right since roughly eight hours before the scheduled first pitch, Saturday's game was rained..." May 14

  • Yankees' Betances on inheriting closer's role: 'I've just got to do my job'

    New York Post "Aroldis Chapman hasn’t looked like the dominant closer the Yankees signed in the offseason for the last handful of performances. Now we know why. The closer will miss at least a month with left shoulder rotator cuff inflammation that was diagnosed after an MRI exam on Saturday. Chapman was..." May 14

  • Yankees send Chapman to DL with rotator cuff inflammation

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees have placed closer Aroldis Chapman on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to Saturday, with left shoulder rotator cuff inflammation, according to an announcement from the team. While the severity of the flame-throwing Chapman’s injury isn’t known, it’s obviously not ideal that..." May 14

  • Angels' Simmons: Jeter was 'golden standard' for shortstops

    L.A. Daily News "When Andrelton Simmons first reached the big leagues with the Atlanta Braves, he was just happy to be there, not bold enough to request a number. But when the Angels acquired him and he was established enough to have a choice, he knew what he wanted. Simmons wanted No. 2, for the same reason..." May 14

  • Alex Rodriguez not on list of former Yankees attending Derek Jeter Night

    New York Daily News "Yankees legends ranging from Reggie Jackson to Joe Torre will be on hand for Derek Jeter’s big day Sunday, but the man who played a few feet to the shortstop’s right for many years on the diamond won’t be there. Missing from a long list of attendees for the Jeter ceremonies is Alex..." May 14

  • Aaron Judge: 'I wouldn't be a New York Yankee if it wasn't for my mom'

    MLB.com "When Aaron Judge goes back to his family's home in Linden, Calif., the Yankees rookie jokes that he should make time to double-check the closet in his parents' bedroom, surprised that a Superwoman cape hasn't surfaced at some point over the past 25 years. While Judge possesses a hulking build..." May 13

  • Astros-Yankees game postponed due to rain

    New York Daily News "Derek Jeter Night may become an all-day affair. Weather forecasts predict on onslaught of rain Saturday in New York City, starting as early as 5 a.m. and continuing until Sunday morning. That means the Yankees’ 1:05 p.m. Saturday matinee against the Astros will almost certainly be..." May 13

  • McCullers, McCann propel Astros past Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Standing in one corner of the Houston Astros' clubhouse with a WBO championship boxing belt draped over his right shoulder, Lance McCullers Jr. deferred all the credit to catcher Brian McCann. Sitting on a chair on the opposite side of the clubhouse, McCann appreciated the..." May 12

  • Keuchel earns sixth win as Astros down Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Dallas Keuchel made plenty of good pitches Thursday night, but the most significant throw for the Houston Astros belonged to left fielder Jake Marisnick. Keuchel pitched six strong innings and remained unbeaten when Marisnick threw out Jacoby Ellsbury at the plate for the final..." May 11

  • Get ready for a summer bidding war if Yankees, Astros remain AL contenders

    New York Daily News "The Astros show up in the Bronx on Thursday night as the team to beat in the American League. OK, they were my preseason pick to win the World Series this year, so I'm biased, and who knew you'd be able to make an argument for the Yankees here in early May, but it's hard to argue against the..." May 11

  • Juice the ball. Or don't juice it. Just tell us!

    ESPN "I was at a sabermetric conference in Cambridge last August watching a physics professor, Alan Nathan, give a presentation on the possibility of a juiced ball in major league baseball, when around Slide 16, I found myself in a near-frenzy of intrigue and excitement. Nathan, perhaps the world's..." May 11

  • Thank You, New York - Derek Jeter

    The Player's Tribune "New York, I want to tell you a story — about a kid who grew up in the Midwest, in a town called Kalamazoo. Quiet, unsure and at times a little intimidated. A homebody at heart. About a kid with a dream who moved to a big city — to the big city. A kid who was just trying to keep up with everyone..." May 11

  • Derek Jeter reportedly angry over interview with Alex Rodriguez

    Larry Brown Sports "Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez were recently in the news for an awkward joint interview with CNBC in which they were asked about love lives and their own relationship. Jeter apparently wasn’t happy with how it turned out — but not just because of the content. Jeter, according to ESPN’s Dan Le..." May 10

  • City Councilman Introduces Bill To Force the Mets and Yankees to Extend Protective Netting

    Hardball Talk "Back in 2015, in the wake of some high profile instances of batted balls and broken bats injuring fans in the stands, Major League Baseball issued some recommendations — not requirements, mere recommendations — to clubs to extend protective netting. Most have done so to some degree and others are..." May 10

  • CC Sabathia’s spot in Yankees rotation may not be safe much longer

    New York Daily News "The Yankees need more from CC Sabathia than they’re getting. Sabathia’s spot in the rotation may be safe for now. After all, he’s making $25 million, he pitched well last season and he deserves a little more time to figure this thing out. But it won’t be if his struggles continue. The..." May 10

  • Yankees defeat Reds for sixth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- The New York Yankees went to bed Monday morning in Cincinnati around the time the sun was coming up. But in keeping with the old baseball adage that good hitters can roll out of bed and start swinging the bat, the Yankees did just that. Brett Gardner and Matt Holliday homered,..." May 09

  • Votto guides Reds past Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- The New York Yankees lived up to their "Bronx Bombers" moniker on Monday in the opening game in Cincinnati, homering twice and scoring 10 runs. But, the Reds responded with a little small-ball to earn a split in the series. Joey Votto's two-run single highlighted a five-run..." May 09

  • Derek Jeter reveals his only regret from his two decades with Yankees

    Fox Sports "It’s tough to imagine how Derek Jeter’s 20-season major-league career with the New York Yankees could have gone any better, but there’s one thing the future Hall of Famer would change. Jeter, whose No. 2 will be retired and enshrined in Monument Park before Sunday’s game at Yankee Stadium, has..." May 09

  • Mets player on Matt Harvey: ‘He wants to be Derek Jeter’

    Larry Brown Sports "Matt Harvey appears to have lost the support of many of his New York Mets teammates, and it sounds like he has a lot to prove before he can earn it back. Marc Carig of Newsday spoke with several Mets players and team sources, and the consensus is clearly that Harvey got what he deserved when he..." May 09

  • Yankees nip Cubs in record-setting, 18-inning game

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Aaron Hicks was thrilled when he scored what would prove to be the winning run to conclude an 18-inning game that the New York Yankees took 5-4 over the Chicago Cubs early Monday morning. He was also, understandably, tired following the 6-hour, 5-minute marathon. By winning..." May 08

  • Is Yankees pitcher Luis Severino tipping pitches?

    Yardbarker "Luis Severino has shown tremendous potential since he made his first Major League appearance with the New York Yankees in 2015, but the 23-year-old has struggled with some bad stretches. Could tipping pitches have something to do with that? During the “Sunday Night Baseball” broadcast on ESPN,..." May 08

  • Yankees-Cubs sets MLB record with 48 combined strikeouts

    ESPN "The Yankees and Cubs broke a major league record for combined strikeouts in a game with 48 on Sunday night in New York's 5-4 victory in 18 innings at Wrigley Field. The record fell when Yankees catcher Austin Romine became the game's 44th strikeout in the 17th inning, while facing Cubs reliever..." May 08

  • Why Yankees’ Aaron Judge has been heavily icing his knees

    New York Post "Aaron Judge says there is nothing alarming about the mountain of ice packs that smothered each knee following the Yankees’ 11-6 win over the Cubs on Saturday night at Wrigley Field. “Been doing this the past couple of days,” Judge said. “I have been sliding and falling on the knees. It’s just..." May 07

  • Castro homers for Yankees in return to Chicago

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Starlin Castro had to admit he enjoyed hitting a two-run homer against his former team. Castro began his career and spent six seasons with the Chicago Cubs. This weekend, he's back in Chicago as his current team, the New York Yankees, faces the defending World Series..." May 06

  • Alex Rodriguez declined opportunity to join group bidding to buy Marlins

    Fox Sports "It won’t be Alex Rodriguez vs. Derek Jeter for the Marlins. Rodriguez passed this week on a chance to join the Tagg Romney group in their effort to purchase the Miami franchise, according to major-league sources. The addition of Rodriguez to the group led by Romney and Hall of Fame pitcher..." May 06

  • Giancarlo Stanton tired of being asked about Aaron Judge

    MLB.com "The comparisons between Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge keep coming, more and more by the day, and perhaps they're apt. Judge doesn't yet have Stanton's pedigree, his contract or his reputation. But he is probably the only comparable player to Stanton in baseball history in terms of strength..." May 06

  • Gardner's blast in ninth propels Yankees past Cubs

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- The New York Yankees were one strike away from defeat on Friday when Brett Gardner found a pitch he liked. The Yankees third baseman took a 2-2 offering from Chicago Cubs reliever Hector Rondon with two outs and drove it 400 feet through tricky crosswinds toward the right-field..." May 05

  • The Gary Sanchez Show returns to make Yankees even scarier

    New York Post "Gary Sanchez finished up the rehab stint necessitated by a strained right biceps Thursday and is expected to join the Yankees in Chicago for their series opener against the Cubs on Friday. According to an American League scout in attendance for all three of Sanchez’s games with Triple-A..." May 05

  • Aaron Judge already measures up with baseball’s best big men

    New York Post "Big men. Big power. And big problems when all those big parts are not moving in the same direction. The home runs are more majestic when a big, tall slugger crushes the baseball — and Aaron Judge is living that life now, beginning Thursday as the major league’s leader in home runs (13), and..." May 05

  • Judge displays more than power in Yankees win

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The home run seemed routine, but the two-strike hit is what caused the New York Yankees to continue to be impressed with Aaron Judge. It also helped New York get its latest win. Judge hit his major league-leading 13th home run and also sparked a seventh-inning rally with a..." May 04

  • Why Yankees could make deal for Pirates' Gerrit Cole — or another front-line pitcher — at trade deadline

    New York Daily News "With every win, with every Aaron Judge moon shot, Brian Cashman is surely assessing and re-assessing his timetable for chasing a championship again, even here in early May. In other words, he’s probably already canvassing the baseball landscape and asking: “Where can I get a front-line pitcher..." May 04

  • Gary Sanchez Expected To Return To Yankees Friday

    CBS New York "The Yankees plan to activate catcher Gary Sanchez from the disabled list Friday, general manager Brian Cashman said. Sanchez has been out since suffering a Grade 1 strain of the brachialis muscle in his right arm during an at-bat April 8 at Baltimore. In three rehab games with Triple-A..." May 04

  • Yankees, Judge (two HRs) dismiss Blue Jays

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The home runs are getting the acclaim but the at-bats are impressing the New York Yankees most about Aaron Judge. With nobody out in the seventh inning, Judge found himself locked in a duel with reliever Jason Grilli. Ten pitches later, he sent another ball over the fence...." May 03

  • Derek Jeter and A-Rod involved in the most awkward interview

    New York Post "Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez thought they were going to be talking about a charity event during a CNBC interview on Tuesday, but instead, they were thrown a few unexpected curve balls. Rodriguez and Jeter, Yankees teammates for 10 years and stock traders for a day at a BTIG global financial..." May 03

  • Blue Jays get 2-run sac fly in win over Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The Toronto Blue Jays experienced major disappointment in the first month of the season because of injuries and subpar hitting. On Monday night, they were able to experience some fun, not due to power but because of a rare play in the sixth inning. Ryan Goins highlighted..." May 02

  • The Yankees played before their smallest crowd in 13 years last night

    Hardball Talk "Last night the Yankees lost to the Toronto Blue Jays. Paid attendance: 25,566. That’d be fine for some teams — nine teams are averaging less than that per game so far this year — but it was a dubious record for the Yankees. Indeed, it was their smallest home crowd since they moved into the new..." May 02

  • Yankees find an injury to shelve and explain Greg Bird

    New York Post "With Greg Bird mired in a season-long slump that left him 6-for-60, the Yankees placed the first baseman on the 10-day disabled list with a right ankle bruise before Tuesday’s game against the Blue Jays in the Bronx. Bird suffered the injury late in spring training, when he fouled a ball off..." May 02