Yankees Rumors & News

  • Aroldis Chapman yanked from closer gig

    New York Daily News "Aroldis Chapman is no longer the Yankees closer, with Joe Girardi going with match-ups for the time being. Chapman could eventually return to the role, Girardi said Saturday. He's in the first year of a five-year, $86 million deal. Chapman gave up two more runs as part of a larger bullpen..." August 19

  • Joe Girardi declines to commit to Aroldis Chapman as Yankee closer

    Larry Brown Sports "Struggling New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman did not get much of a vote of confidence after another horrendous outing Friday night against the Boston Red Sox. Chapman was asked to pitch the eighth inning Friday with the Yankees down a run to the Red Sox, but the flamethrowing closer once..." August 19

  • Report: Derek Jeter to Make Absurd Amount of Money With New Marlins Job

    12 Up "​Derek Jeter is living the life right now. Thursday, he brought his first child into the world with his wife Hannah. And, oh yeah, the Miami Marlins were recently sold to the ownership group he belongs to for a whopping $1.2 billion. ​​The Marlins are a pretty expensive franchise, and..." August 18

  • Judge won't admire HRs due to embarrassing high school moment

    New York Post "When Aaron Judge hits the long ball, and Wednesday night he hit one of his longest into the third deck at Citi Field in the Yankees’ win over the Mets, everyone marvels at where the ball lands. Except for Judge. He doesn’t watch. He runs the bases. Head down. Mission accomplished, 37 times..." August 18

  • Joe Girardi hopes to have Aroldis Chapman back on Friday

    Yardbarker "The hamstring injury that New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman sustained on Tuesday night does not appear to be serious. Chapman was seen wincing in pain after getting the final out in Tuesday’s win over the Mets. He had tweaked his hamstring, which caused him to miss Wednesday’s game, but..." August 18

  • Mets swept by Yankees in Subway Series for 1st time since 2003

    Newark Star-Ledger "Steven Matz had yet another early implosion on the mound and Curtis Granderson's seventh career grand slam came too late. The Yankees downed the Mets 7-5 at Citi Field on Thursday night, sweeping them in the Subway Series for the first time since 2003. Luis Severino held the Mets scoreless..." August 18

  • Travis d’Arnaud plays two new positions and Joe Girardi loves it

    New York Post "This was peak 2017 Mets. In a year when seemingly everything that could go wrong has, there was this oddity: Catcher Travis d’Arnaud starting at third base for the first time in his professional career, and rotating to second with Asdrubal Cabrera to avoid having to field any balls put in..." August 17

  • Yankees’ deep bullpen can carry Aroldis Chapman for awhile

    New York Post "There were many hopeful signs for the Yankees Wednesday night. Aaron Judge may have set a record for most consecutive games by a position player with a strikeout, but he also set a record for the single-longest home run in history whose official distance wasn’t tagged at 500 feet. (NOTE TO..." August 17

  • Chris Sale rebuffs hate from Yankees fans: 'I don't go to New York to make friends'

    WEEI Boston "Chris Sale is a Red Sox fan’s dream: the left-handed hurler pitches quickly, takes responsibility for his performance and hates the Yankees. Oh, and he’s also enjoying the best season for a Red Sox pitcher since Pedro Martinez in 1999. In an interview Wednesday with OMF as part of the Jimmy..." August 17

  • Hal Steinbrenner: ‘If we don’t make the playoffs, it’s a failure’

    New York Post "With the moves the Yankees made at the trade deadline, adding players such as Sonny Gray, Todd Frazier, David Robertson and Jaime Garcia — and their salaries — it was clear the team was going for it. On Wednesday at the quarterly MLB owners meetings in Chicago, managing general partner Hal..." August 17

  • Aaron Judge Sets Record for Most Consecutive Games with Strikeout by Non-Pitcher

    Bleacher Report "It took until his final at-bat, but Aaron Judge set another record during his historic rookie season Wednesday night—just not a great one. New York Mets reliever Erik Goeddel got Judge to strike out swinging in the ninth inning of the Yankees' 5-3 win over their cross-city rival. It's the 33rd..." August 17

  • Alex Rodriguez, Jennifer Lopez help Yankees' Gary Sanchez out of his slump

    USA Today "Leave it Alex Rodriguez, with an assist to his girlfriend Jennifer Lopez, in helping Gary Sanchez emerge from his defensive slump and go on an offensive tear. “The idea is to try to hit it up the middle,’’ Sanchez said after hitting a homer and a long sac fly against Jacob deGrom in the..." August 16

  • Aaron Judge ties an ignominious MLB record

    New York Post " Aaron Judge whiffed in the first inning against Jacob deGrom in the Yankees’ 5-4 win over the Mets on Tuesday night at the Stadium, marking the 32nd straight game in which Judge has struck out, matching Adam Dunn’s MLB record. He doubled to lead off the eighth." August 16

  • Aroldis Chapman to undergo testing on hamstring

    Larry Brown Sports "Aroldis Chapman will undergo testing after experiencing a hamstring issue on Tuesday night. Chapman struggled for the third consecutive outing, though he managed to get the save in the New York Yankees’ 5-4 win over the Mets. Chapman hurt himself after getting a groundout to end the..." August 16

  • Yankees place Luis Cessa on 10-day disabled list with rib cage injury

    New York Daily News "Luis Cessa was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a ribcage injury. Caleb Smith was recalled from Triple-A Scranton. CC Sabathia (knee) is eligible to come off the DL on Saturday, which would've been Cessa's next turn. The Bombers face the Red Sox on Saturday night. The righthander..." August 15

  • There was an important difference to this Aaron Judge homer

    New York Post "Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez have both gone through stretches when they’ve been among the most dominant hitters in the game — and they’ve also suffered through maddening periods when it was easy to wonder what happened to their bats. If the Yankees are going to go anywhere this season — and..." August 15

  • McGwire hopes Judge, Bellinger break his rookie HR record

    MLB.com "Mark McGwire arrived in Oakland in 1987, a bright-eyed rookie with a powerful swing. Before he had time to fully comprehend his status as a big leaguer, he says, he was already threatening Major League Baseball's 31-year-old rookie homer record -- held at the time by Frank Robinson and Wally..." August 14

  • Girardi sticking with Chapman despite recent struggles

    New York Daily News "Something hasn’t been quite right with Aroldis Chapman all season, and now it’s official: the Yankees have a closer-crisis on their hands. They were fortunate to survive a wild, messy outing on Friday night, thanks in part some dumb baserunning by the Red Sox, but on Sunday night Chapman cost..." August 14

  • Making sense of Yankees-Mets front office standoffs

    New York Post "The Subway Series renews with minimal on-field spark, but with the backdrop of animosity between the front offices on how potential deals for Neil Walker and Jay Bruce did not result in a love connection. As a baseball columnist for a New York tabloid, if I were to play my role ideally, even..." August 14

  • Yankees slugger Aaron Judge signs autograph deal with Fanatics

    ESPN "One of the most coveted signatures in all of sports has signed on the dotted line. After a heavy courtship by memorabilia companies, New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge has signed an exclusive autograph deal with Fanatics. Terms were not disclosed, but Judge's agent David Matranga said that..." August 14

  • Luis Severino’s awful day a reminder of his painful past

    New York Post "Suddenly, it was 2016 all over again for Luis Severino. A lack of focus led to a terrible start Saturday as the Yankees were pummeled 10-5 by the Red Sox, stunning a Yankee Stadium crowd of 47,241. The pitching poor Yankees could not build off Friday night’s 5-4 comeback victory over Boston as..." August 13

  • CC Sabathia relieved there’s no extra damage in balky knee

    New York Post "CC Sabathia expects to throw a bullpen session Saturday or Sunday and to be able to pitch for the Yankees when they visit Boston next week, a much rosier outlook than after he left his most recent start Tuesday with pain in his surgically repaired right knee. “To go home,” Sabathia said when..." August 12

  • Ex-Met was ‘all over the place’ and the Yankees made him pay

    New York Post "Maybe the Yankees were better off without any Mets after all. In his introduction to the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry, former Mets reliever Addison Reed turned what looked like an easy Boston victory into a dismal 5-4 loss in The Bronx. He faced four batters, all of them reaching base, and the..." August 12

  • Aroldis Chapman escapes: Was he too rested?

    New York Post "With the biggest series of the season approaching, Joe Girardi didn’t want to use his biggest arm unless he had to this past week. With the Red Sox coming to town, the Yankees manager wanted Aroldis Chapman well-rested, in case the closer would be needed for all three games of the series. The..." August 12

  • Todd Frazier wanted this rivalry and delivered in a big way

    New York Post "Todd Frazier felt like a child, eagerly waiting to know what it was like to be a part of the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry. As a kid in New Jersey, nothing in baseball seemed bigger. “I remember coming to the ballpark and watching these games,” the Point Pleasant, N.J., native said. “Anything can..." August 12

  • Jordan Montgomery struck in the head during batting practice

    New York Post "A few hours after putting Masahiro Tanaka on the disabled list with an inflamed right shoulder fellow starter Jordan Montgomery was hit in the head signing autographs down the right-field seats during the Red Sox batting practice Saturday afternoon. During the first inning the Yankees announced..." August 12

  • Yankees place Masahiro Tanaka on the 10-day DL with shoulder inflammation

    New York Daily News "Masahiro Tanaka's uneven 2017 season took another downturn on Saturday when the Yankees placed him on the 10-day disabled list with inflammation of the right shoulder. The Japanese righthander can opt out of the final three years and $67 million of his $155 million contract this offseason, but..." August 12

  • Mets' Walker confused after Yankees nixed trade over health concerns

    New York Post "Neil Walker was blindsided by reports the Yankees nixed a deal with the Mets at the non-waiver trade deadline because of concerns over his medicals, and wants the record set straight. “I was healthy and I still am healthy,” Walker said Friday before the Mets beat the Phillies 7-6. The..." August 12

  • Jose Canseco takes to Twitter to talk smack about Aaron Judge

    Sportress of Blogitude "Jose Canseco: Still talking, after all these years. The former big-leaguer and longtime baseball pariah took to Twitter Thursday to seemingly bemoan all the attention New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge is being paid over his rapid ascension to being among preeminent power hitters in Major..." August 11

  • The Yankees and Mets are taking shots at each other over recent trade negotiations

    CBS Sports "Things are getting a little testy between the two New York teams. The Yankees and Mets, despite playing in different leagues and sitting in different places in the standings, have spent the last 24 hours trading barbs through the media. It all started with Wednesday night's Jay Bruce trade,..." August 11

  • Clint Frazier could head to the DL before possible demotion

    New York Post "With Aaron Hicks set to come off the disabled list Friday, the Yankees were going to need a roster move and the slumping Clint Frazier was a candidate to be sent to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Nevertheless, Frazier suffered a left oblique injury during batting practice Wednesday night and..." August 10

  • Yankees would like to see more of this Todd Frazier

    New York Post "With each passing day in the Yankees’ universe, it sure looks like it’ll take a village to get back to the playoffs. The sheriff — oh, why fight it? The judge — looks more worn out than Gary Cooper at the end of “High Noon.” Todd Frazier can be one of those important villagers. Let’s not..." August 10

  • CC Sabathia’s MRI reveals no new knee damages

    Hardball Talk "Yankees starter CC Sabathia was removed from Tuesday’s loss to the Toronto Blue Jays after a three innings due to discomfort in his bum knee. He and the Yankees got some good news, however, as an MRI he was given yesterday has come back showing no new damage. Sabathia would be due to start..." August 10

  • Yankees made run at Jay Bruce, but Mets didn’t pull trigger

    New York Post "After being mostly shunned at the non-waiver deadline, Jay Bruce was pursued by two AL teams with playoff aspirations and more. The Yankees were not only one of those teams, they had agreed to send the two prospects requested by the Mets in exchange for the Mets eating a piece of the roughly $5..." August 10

  • Why Aaron Judge took early BP: It’s not for the reason you think

    New York Post "Aaron Judge’s slump, which is nearly a month long, wasn’t the reason he joined teammates for a midafternoon batting practice Wednesday. “I got to the field and had nothing else to do and only took two rounds,’’ he said before going 0-for-4 with a walk in the Yankees’ 11-5 blowout win over the..." August 10

  • MLB players will be allowed to wear nickname jerseys Aug. 25-27

    ESPN "Major League Baseball will look anything but uniform for a newly created Players Weekend later this month. MLB, together with the MLB Players Association, announced Wednesday a group of initiatives aimed letting players express themselves while connecting with their past in youth..." August 09

  • MLB releases 2017 postseason schedule

    MLB.com "Major League Baseball released the 2017 postseason schedule on Tuesday -- and it is similar to last year's, except in one important way: The 113th World Series will begin Oct. 24 on FOX at the home of the league champion with the better regular-season record. The standard playoff tiebreaker..." August 08

  • Yankees' Matt Holliday could land on DL with back injury

    Yardbarker "Matt Holliday could end up on the 10-day DL after hurting his back on Friday night. The New York Yankees DH tweaked his back on a swing and could end up on the DL, according to what manager Joe Girardi said Saturday. Holliday had a great first half, but he has absolutely tanked since July. " August 06

  • Yankees, D-Backs among teams on Bruce's no-trade list

    The Score "Now that Jay Bruce has reportedly cleared revocable waivers, the New York Mets can work on trading their outfielder, but negotiations may be limited to 21 teams as the slugger has an eight-team no-trade list that includes the New York Yankees and Arizona Diamondbacks, according to Ken Rosenthal of..." August 06

  • Yankees GM on struggling catcher Gary Sanchez: 'He is physically bigger but not fat'

    USA Today "As Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez struggles behind the plate, general manager Brian Cashman thinks the 24-year-old's added bulk is part of the problem. “Defensively, he is not like he was last year," Cashman told the New York Post. "He added eight to 12 pounds of muscle and his body fat stayed..." August 06

  • Joe Girardi holds Yankees’ hitting meeting: It doesn’t work

    New York Post "One by one, the Yankees’ hitters exited manager Joe Girardi’s office at 4 p.m. on Friday after talking about the recent hitting woes that have plagued their bats. Teams usually have meetings before the first game of a series, but it is rare to see a get-together in front of the second one...." August 05

  • One Yankee could be making his last start in 2017

    New York Post "With Jordan Montgomery starting Saturday and Luis Severino going Sunday, the Yankees will have used six starting pitchers for six games. Girardi has said he isn’t going to employ a six-man rotation, so after Sunday’s game it likely will be cut down to five. Barring an injury to another pitcher,..." August 05

  • Yankees don't sound happy with Gary Sanchez's defense behind the plate

    CBS Sports "Saturday night in Cleveland, the Yankees lost their second straight game to the Indians (CLE 7, NYY 2) and their fourth straight game overall. They've scored only six runs in those four games. The offense has really sputtered of late. The Indians scored their second run Saturday night on a..." August 05

  • Even with trade deadline deals, Yankees still have one of best farm systems in MLB

    New York Daily News "Even though Brian Cashman sacrificed some prospects in trades with the White Sox and A’s, the Yankees’ farm system remains one of baseball’s best. MLB.com ranked the Bombers’ system fourth-best in the game at the midway point of the 2017 campaign. The Yankees had the second-best system going..." August 05

  • Alex Rodriguez: Aaron Judge will have a ‘very solid’ August and September

    New York Daily News "The Yankees $21 million "advisor" and mentor to the Bronx baseball club, Alex Rodriguez, said that Yankee fans shouldn't worry about current Baby Bomber Aaron Judge, who has slumped mightily at the plate since winning the Home Run Derby July 10. "I think it's par for the course. It's..." August 05

  • Greg Bird closing in on taking another big rehab step

    New York Post "First baseman Greg Bird is traveling with the team and moving toward taking batting practice on the field which would represent a big step in coming back from surgery on his right ankle. Bird did tee-and-toss drills with the bat and threw Thursday. “It felt really good,’’ said Bird, who..." August 04

  • Yankees bench struggling Judge

    New York Post "Sonny Gray debuted as a Yankee on Thursday night with three key members of the team’s lineup on the bench. Looking to get Aaron Judge, Matt Holliday and Todd Frazier out of deep hitting funks, manager Joe Girardi left them out of the starting lineup against Corey Kluber at Progressive Field,..." August 04

  • A-Rod: “That year off I just had to f—ing change and stop being a jerk”

    Hardball Talk "There’s a big story about Alex Rodriguez in the Hollywood Reporter. You know the story by now: after becoming baseball’s biggest pariah, A-Rod came back with a new attitude, had one nice season and then bowed out on his terms and with shocking popularity. Now he’s on TV all the time, running a..." August 03

  • Yankees now backtracking on Clint Frazier sure-fire return to minors

    Newark Star-Ledger "Yankees rookie outfielder Clint Frazier was so good in his first month as a big leaguer that he's turned Jacoby Ellsbury into a $21-million-a-year backup. And come mid-August or thereabouts when Aaron Hicks makes an expected return from an oblique injury, what the Yankees have been running out..." August 02

  • Alex Rodriguez Says He Was 'Close to Tapping Out' During 2014 PED Suspension

    Bleacher Report "Three-time American League MVP Alex Rodriguez said sitting out the entire 2014 MLB season due to a suspension for performance-enhancing drugs was "rock bottom." On Wednesday, Marisa Guthrie of the Hollywood Reporter passed along comments from A-Rod, who admitted there were some dark moments..." August 02

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