Yankees Rumors & News

  • Rangers Acquire Ronald Herrera From Yankees

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers are set to acquire right-hander Ronald Herrera from the Yankees, reports MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand (on Twitter). The two teams announced the trade shortly thereafter, revealing that lefty Reiver Sanmartin is going to the Yankees in return. Herrera was on the Yankees’ 40-man roster and..." November 20

  • BBWAA announces 2018 Hall of Fame ballot

    Sporting News "The Baseball Writers’ Association of America on Monday announced the 33 candidates for the 2018 Hall of Fame ballot. The ballot lists 14 returning players who received at least five percent of the overall vote in 2017. Among those players, Trevor Hoffman (74.0 percent) and Vladimir Guerrero..." November 20

  • Deadline To Set 40-Man Rosters For Rule 5 Draft Is Tonight

    MLB Trade Rumors "The deadline for Major League teams to set their 40-man rosters in advance of next month’s Rule 5 Draft is tonight at 8pm ET. As such, baseball fans should expect to see a flurry of activity over the next 11 hours. There will be likely be players designated for assignment, outrighted and claimed..." November 20

  • Hideki Matsui expects to play part in Yankees’ recruitment of Shohei Otani

    New York Daily News "Here comes Godzilla. Hideki Matsui, Yankees fan favorite and current special advisor to Brian Cashman, is preparing to help the Bombers reel in prized two-way Japanese baseball star Shohei Otani. “If he's allowed to come here and the Yankees are interested, then I expect to be involved in..." November 20

  • Hideki Matsui thinks Shohei Otani should pitch and hit in MLB

    Hardball Talk "Yankees’ special advisor and former outfielder Hideki Matsui expects to help the club “convince or recruit” Japanese two-way star Shohei Otani, according to a report from MLB.com’s Deesha Thosar. The Yankees are currently viewed as the favorites to sign Otani, though there still figures to be..." November 20

  • Chris Woodward interviewed for the Yankees’ managerial position

    Hardball Talk "The Yankees interviewed Aaron Boone for their managerial vacancy on Friday, and today it was Chris Woodward’s turn. That makes at least five interviews since the offseason began, and Woodward’s likely won’t be the last. Like fellow candidate Eric Wedge, whom the Yankees interviewed just last..." November 18

  • Mariners acquire Nick Rumbelow from Yankees

    Seattle Times "General manager Jerry Dipoto made his third trade in four days on Saturday, adding some relief pitching depth to the Mariners’ 40-man roster. Seattle acquired right-hander Nick Rumbelow from the Yankees in exchange for minor league pitchers JP Sears and Juan Then. “Nick is another young,..." November 18

  • Yankees talk to Aaron Boone, who has one potential flaw

    New York Post "Aaron Boone joined the list of Yankees managerial candidates Friday when he interviewed for the job, but he’s the first of the four who are up for the job so far with no coaching or managing experience. And that could prove to be an issue — if not with general manager Brian Cashman, then at..." November 17

  • Yankees Reportedly Interested In Jurickson Profar

    MLB Trade Rumors "10:57am: Most teams have at least checked in on Profar’s availability, per Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News (on Twitter). Grant, however, adds that he finds it likelier that Profar would be part of a larger deal than this and/or that the Rangers would wait until deeper into the offseason to..." November 16

  • Report: MLBPA challenging NPB posting system, delaying Shohei Ohtani’s move to MLB

    Hardball Talk "Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball had a “tentative agreement” in place to allow the Nippon Ham Fighters to post Shohei Ohtani — a lauded pitcher and hitter — for $20 million. However, the players’ union is challenging the system, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports, which will..." November 16

  • Yankees may have fired Girardi even with World Series win

    Fanrag Sports "It definitely looks like the Hal Steinbrenner–Joe Girardi relationship was less than ideal as the since-fired manager finished his 10th season with the New York Yankees. Steinbrenner spoke on Wednesday about his stance regarding Girardi’s ouster, a decision he agreed was the right one by Brian..." November 16

  • Hal Steinbrenner agreed with GM's decision to fire Joe Girardi

    ESPN "New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner said Wednesday that the team's recent decision to fire manager Joe Girardi was a long time in coming. Steinbrenner spoke to reporters in his first public comments since the club ended Girardi's 10-year tenure in the Bronx three weeks ago. Steinbrenner..." November 15

  • New MLB-NPB Posting Agreement Still Weeks Away

    MLB Trade Rumors "The hope is that Major League Baseball and Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball will finalize a new posting system at some point in early December, MLB Chief Legal Officer Dan Halem tells reporters including Joel Sherman of the New York Post (Twitter link). Until that comes to pass, Japanese..." November 15

  • MLB wants to get a pitch clock in place for the 2018 season

    Hardball Talk "As several games dragged on well past the three and four hour mark this postseason, fans active online increasingly chattered about the need for a pitch clock, rules limiting mound visits or some other means of moving things along. Today at the owners meetings down in Florida, MLB’s Chief Legal..." November 15

  • Why a Jacoby Ellsbury trade isn’t close to happening

    New York Post "You can see the parallels, can’t you? A year ago, the Yankees held Brian McCann as a veteran pushed out of his old job, armed with a full no-trade clause. Now, the Yankees hold Jacoby Ellsbury as a veteran pushed out of his old job, armed with a full no-trade clause. For the moment, those..." November 15

  • Joe Girardi expects to get a broadcast gig for 2018

    Newsday "Joe Girardi arrived at the GM meetings Tuesday still active. At least as a member of Major League Baseball’s competition committee, to which he was named in May while managing the Yankees. “I talked about the importance of the game to me and passing it on from generation to generation and I..." November 15

  • Yankees add Chris Woodward to manager search

    Fanrag Sports "The New York Yankees are considering Chris Woodward for their vacant managerial position, sources confirm to FanRag Sports. Woodward joins a group of candidates which reportedly include Aaron Boone, Rob Thomson, Hensley Meulens, and Eric Wedge. Mark Feinsand of MLB.com was the first to report the..." November 15

  • The Yankees asked the Athletics for permission to interview Bob Melvin but were denied

    Hardball Talk "The Yankees’ search for a manager continues. According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Yankees asked the Athletics for permission to interview skipper Bob Melvin, but the A’s denied them. Melvin, 56, signed an extension with the Athletics at the end of September that will keep him in..." November 14

  • Pitching coach Larry Rothschild to return to Yankees, may be only coach from Joe Girardi’s staff to be retained

    New York Daily News "Larry Rothschild, who guided the Yankees' pitching staff to a strong 2017 season and is considered one of the best in the business, will be back for 2018, the News confirmed. Rothschild may also be the only coach from Joe Girardi's staff to be retained. The decision secures Rothschild's..." November 14

  • Aaron Judge Wins 2017 AL Rookie of Year Award

    Bleacher Report "A banner debut season for New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge resulted in him being named the 2017 American League Rookie of the Year. MLB announced Judge's win Monday. Judge beat out Andrew Benintendi of the Boston Red Sox and Trey Mancini of the Baltimore Orioles to become the first..." November 13

  • Yankees OF Aaron Judge signs deal to be Pepsi spokesperson

    ESPN "Aaron Judge is racking up the endorsement deals. The New York Yankees outfielder, who is a virtual shoo-in to win the American League Rookie of the Year Award on Monday night, has signed a multiyear deal to be a national spokesperson for Pepsi. Terms were not disclosed. "His style of play..." November 13

  • Yankees are putting manager search on hold

    New York Post "While he meets with his fellow general managers, Brian Cashman’s search for a new Yankees manager will be suspended until Thursday, he said Sunday evening. “I can’t simulate what I do in New York and have the best kind of interview down here,” the Yankees’ general manager said as he arrived for..." November 13

  • CC Sabathia says he hopes to return to Yankees, but hasn’t had any talks regarding new deal yet

    New York Daily News "CC Sabathia is still hoping for a reunion with the Yankees in 2018, but as of Sunday night, the veteran lefty said there has still been no communication between Sabathia's agent, Roc Nation, and Bombers general manager Brian Cashman. "We ain't talked yet. It is what it is. It's early...." November 13

  • Despite record-setting 2017, Judge says he's still a work in progress

    MLB.com "Even while trying to absorb the stinging realization that the Yankees' season had ended with a loss in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series, CC Sabathia glanced toward Aaron Judge's locker in the visiting clubhouse at Minute Maid Park and perfectly summed up how the outfielder's..." November 10

  • The Yankees interviewed Eric Wedge? OK.

    Hardball Talk "It was reported a bit ago that the New York Yankees interviewed former Mariner and Indians manager Eric Wedge ifor their open managing job on Thursday. Um, OK. Not to disparage Wedge, here, but I can’t remember the last time he was on anyone’s short list. He managed Cleveland from 2003-2009,..." November 10

  • Aaron Boone among candidates for next Yankees manager: report

    New York Daily News "A Yankees hero might be putting the pinstripes back on. Aaron Boone, whose walk-off home run in Game 7 of the ALCS against the Red Sox sent the Yankees to the 2003 World Series, has been added to the list of potential replacements for Joe Girardi. " November 10

  • David Cone, John Flaherty make their cases for Yankees manager

    New York Post "David Cone and John Flaherty said they’ve been in contact with Yankees general manager Brian Cashman about the vacant managerial position and would be interested in taking the job now that Joe Girardi isn’t being brought back. “I wouldn’t turn down an interview,” Cone said Wednesday night...." November 09

  • CC Sabathia enthusiastically pitches A-Rod to be a manager

    New York Post "If there is a person alive from whom CC Sabathia wouldn’t mind getting the hook, it might be Alex Rodriguez. Sabathia gave a full-fledged endorsement of Rodriguez as a potential manager — if not directly as the Yankees one — before A-Rod neither denied nor confirmed having any interest in..." November 08

  • MLB sees increase in sponsor spending while NFL is trending negative

    Awful Announcing "Coming off a successful postseason, Major League Baseball got some more good news. According to a new report, MLB saw a record in corporate sponsorship spending of $892 million, a jump of almost 8%. It comes after the 2016 World Series, which was the most-watched Fall Classic in 12 years, while..." November 08

  • Alex Rodriguez not interested in managing Yankees

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Yankees have made it abundantly clear they’d like to keep Alex Rodriguez around the organization, but in what capacity is anyone’s guess. Following the departure of long-time manager Joe Girardi, some suggested that role could come as the team’s next manager. After all, A-Rod knows..." November 08

  • Yankees begin interviews for vacant manager position with bench coach Rob Thomson

    Newsday "First up, Rob Thomson. The Yankees kicked off interviews for their vacant manager position Wednesday with Thomson, who has been with the Bombers for 28 years in a variety of roles, the last four as Joe Girardi’s bench coach. A source confirmed that the Yankees were interviewing Thomson. The..." November 08

  • Scouts agree on what next CC Sabathia deal should look like

    New York Post "With several industry voices saying the Yankees will begin interviewing managerial candidates this week in New York, it appears CC Sabathia might sell himself short if he is only looking for a one-year deal. Finding Joe Girardi’s successor is the Yankees’ top priority as general manager Brian..." November 08

  • Brian Cashman: Joe Girardi's communication with players main reason for firing

    ESPN "General manager Brian Cashman decided the New York Yankees should part ways with Joe Girardi because he felt that the manager's "connectivity" with the clubhouse was not good enough. "That's the primary position," Cashman said. During a more than one-hour conference call with New York-based..." November 07

  • Brian Cashman doesn’t rule out A-Rod as next Yankees manager

    New York Daily News "Could the next manager of the Yankees be … A-Rod?! Brian Cashman didn’t rule it out when asked specifically about the candidacy of Alex Rodriguez. But then again, Cashman didn’t rule anyone out, declining to go through specific names. While being a notorious drug cheat, A-Rod is as astute..." November 07

  • Everything Brian Cashman must explain, beginning with Girardi

    New York Post "With Brian Cashman expected to address what has happened in the Yankees’ universe since the Game 7 loss to the Astros in the ALCS and what will go down in the future sometime this week, the GM can expect a barrage of questions. Cashman has been silent since the Yankees fell one game short of..." November 06

  • Yankees, Mets battling for Mike Moustakas?

    Newark Star-Ledger "A game of musical third basemen could play out in New York this winter. With the Mets (David Wright, Asdrubal Cabrera) and Yankees (Chase Headley) both entering the offseason without the future at third base entrenched at the hot corner, expect to see both teams linked to similar..." November 06

  • Sabathia ready to move on if run with Yankees is over

    New York Daily News "CC Sabathia has made it clear that he wants to return to the Yankees in 2018, saying, “this is my home.” However, the 37-year-old free agent won’t be upset if it doesn’t happen. “If my run is up here — like Joe (Girardi) — I had a great time,” Sabathia said on a Players’ Tribune podcast. “I..." November 04

  • Yankees activate Luis Cessa from 60-day DL

    Fanrag Sports "The New York Yankees have activated right-handed pitcher Luis Cessa from the team’s 60-day disabled list, the club has formally announced. The right-hander was originally placed on such a list back in mid-August due to an injury to his ribcage. He allowed five hits over 4.1 innings pitched..." November 03

  • Tanaka Decides Not To Opt Out Of Yankees Contract

    CBS New York "Masahiro Tanaka isn’t going anywhere. The Yankees right-hander announced Friday he will not opt out of his contract. “I have decided to stay with the Yankees for the next three seasons,” Tanaka said in a statement. “It was a simple decision for me as I have truly enjoyed the past four years..." November 03

  • Masahiro Tanaka has huge decision to make regarding opt-out — and so do Yankees

    New York Daily News "And the clock has officially started. With the World Series wrapping up in Game 7, Masahiro Tanaka now has three days to inform the Yankees whether he is opting out of his contract. Tanaka, who turned 29 on Nov. 1, has three years, $67 million remaining on the seven-year, $155 million deal..." November 02

  • Why Yankees are interested in Alex Rodriguez getting back on payroll

    Newark Star-Ledger "Alex Rodriguez might be back with the Yankees next year. Not as a player. We're going to assume A-Rod is retired for good. And not as manager, as we're also going to assume A-Rod will not be succeeding Joe Girardi. His 2017 gig with the Yankees, special advisor to owner Hal Steinbrenner,..." November 02

  • Hal Steinbrenner: I’ll talk to A-Rod about Yankees role

    New York Post "Alex Rodriguez’s contract with the Yankees would have expired Wednesday — if the team didn’t release him more than a year ago with $27 million stilled owed to him. But just because the organization’s financial commitment to the former slugger is over doesn’t mean team owner Hal Steinbrenner..." November 01

  • Alex Rodriguez texted Jennifer Lopez a sexy message from the bathroom on their first date

    New York Daily News "Alex Rodriguez didn't exactly hit it out of the park on his first date with Jennifer Lopez. In fact, the former Yankee didn't even know they were on a date. "Maybe we were seeing each other at night because of her work schedule. I went in uneasy, not knowing her situation," he told Vanity..." November 01

  • ‘Disappointed’ Joe Girardi opens up on Yankees firing

    New York Post "Joe Girardi was not ready to leave the Yankees. “Disappointment,” Girardi told The Athletic when asked about his reaction to being fired by the Yankees. “I think there’s always hurt. Whenever you feel someone doesn’t want you, there’s going to be hurt. But I understood. I understand that this..." October 31

  • From Jose Canseco to J.J. Watt, everyone thinks MLB balls are juiced

    Chicago Sun-Times "As balls sailed out of Major League ballparks in record fashion this past season, the whispers from disbelievers were drowned out by the roars of the longball-clamoring crowd. But after Sunday’s World Series slugfest that saw a combined seven home runs with the Houston Astros finally prevailing..." October 31

  • Masahiro Tanaka’s complicated $67M decision is closing in

    New York Post "The Yankees’ dugout won’t be the only thing that looks different next season. While the fact they will have a new manager in 2018 is no small thing, clues about the 2018 roster will emerge soon — with the first coming shortly after the World Series ends. Masahiro Tanaka has three days after..." October 31

  • Kevin Long could be returning to Yankees, manager or not

    New York Post "Kevin Long has been linked to the Yankees as Joe Girardi’s successor, but there could be another position available for him if he isn’t chosen to fill the managerial vacancy. After not bringing Girardi back last Thursday, GM Brian Cashman informed all major league clubs they were free to..." October 30

  • Mariano Rivera ‘surprised’ Yankees didn’t bring back Girardi

    New York Post "From Torre to Girardi to Rivera? No Mo. “I was thinking about it,” Mariano Rivera said with a laugh Saturday night at Minute Maid Park, “but no.” The Yankees’ legendary closer never figured as a serious candidate to succeed his former manager, Joe Girardi. He did, however, express his..." October 29

  • Yankees managerial rumors: Jerry Hairston Jr. the latest name to surface

    CBS Sports "Earlier in the week, the New York Yankees announced manager Joe Girardi would not return. Various names have been tied to the Yanks' managerial post since -- our own Mike Axisa looked at about a dozen candidates -- but on Saturday a new one surface: Jerry Hairston Jr. Hairston, 41, has served..." October 28

  • Manager may not be first position the Yankees fill

    New York Post "Those who would like to see the Yankees get Joe Girardi’s replacement in house quickly might want to swallow a Valium or two because the early indications are the process is going to take time to ink a new manager. Before the Yankees get to naming a manager for a team that will be expected to..." October 28

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