Yankees Rumors & News

  • Joe Girardi explains why he started Ellsbury over Holliday

    New York Post "A slumping Matt Holliday wasn’t in the starting lineup in the Yankees’ 6-5 comeback win in 11 innings over the Rays on Thursday night at the Stadium as manager Joe Girardi went with Clint Frazier for the second time in the DH spot. Holliday, who was in a 7-for-53 (.132) rut said since coming..." July 28

  • This is what an elite Aroldis Chapman looks like

    New York Post "How will this game, one of the craziest these 2017 Yankees have played, be remembered? For Brett Gardner’s 11th-inning home run that gave his team a walk-off, 6-5 victory over the pesky Rays on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium? For the ensuing celebration that inadvertently turned violent,..." July 28

  • Yanks rookie Aaron Judge breaks tooth celebrating walk-off win

    ESPN "The Yankees' Aaron Judge broke a tooth while celebrating Brett Gardner's game-winning home run in the 11th inning of the team's 6-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. In the clubhouse afterward, some Yankees gathered at their lockers to study video of the celebration on their phones as if it were..." July 28

  • Athletics stuck on Frazier or Torres from Yankees for Gray

    Fanrag Sports "The Oakland Athletics and New York Yankees aren’t believed close to any deal yet in talks about Sonny Gray, as Oakland is said to have asked for packages that include either outfielder Clint Frazier or shortstop Gleyber Torres, two young players the Yankees have suggested are off-limits. The..." July 28

  • Why Yankees’ potential reunion with another reliever is unlikely

    New York Post "According to two people briefed on the situation, the Rays are still in the hunt for Tigers left-handed reliever Justin Wilson to the point Detroit continues to scout Tampa Bay’s minor league system. The Yankees have shown interest in bringing Wilson back to The Bronx, but the Tigers’ asking..." July 28

  • Greg Bird has made peace with frustrating injury

    New York Post "A week after undergoing surgery to remove a bone from his troublesome right ankle, Greg Bird was confident he would return to the level he reached before the injury he suffered during spring training sidetracked another season. “I know how it feels and I know what I can do,” Bird said Tuesday..." July 26

  • Michael Pineda opens up about injury, rehab and Yankees future

    Newark Star-Ledger "Michael Pineda could barely hold back the emotion in his voice. The tall right-hander was present in the Yankees clubhouse on Tuesday afternoon, sporting an arm brace over a bandage. For the first time since Tommy John surgery, Pineda spoke about his injury, rehab and future. "I can't say..." July 26

  • Mr. October loves Judge but a 'half-season doesn't make a great player'

    TMZ "Aaron Judge is killin' it, but don't go retiring his number just yet ... so says Yankees legend Reggie Jackson, who told us the rookie phenom still has a lot more to prove. Mr. October was RAVING about Judge when we ran into him at LAX -- saying he's showing serious signs that he could be one..." July 26

  • Jacoby Ellsbury is now a $153 million pinch runner

    New York Post "With Clint Frazier starting over Jacoby Ellsbury against Cincinnati right-hander Luis Castillo on Tuesday, manager Joe Girardi left no doubt that Ellsbury is now the Yankees’ fourth outfielder. “There’s going to be days he’s going to start and I told him I’d let him know and prepare him for..." July 26

  • Yankees reportedly working toward deal for Gray, Alonso

    CBS Sports "The Yankees have already made a splash leading up to Monday's non-waiver trade deadline, and if the rumors are any guide then general manager Brian Cashman isn't done. Take, for instance, this juicy one from Mark Feinsand ... The Yankees of course still need help in the rotation. That's..." July 26

  • Yankees Really Can’t Swing Jacoby Ellsbury-Giancarlo Stanton Trade, Can They?

    NESN "The New York Yankees have a Jacoby Ellsbury problem. The Bronx Bombers appeared to pull off a coup when they signed the All-Star outfielder away from the rival Boston Red Sox following the 2013 season, luring Ellsbury away with a grandiose seven-year, $153 million contract. Ellsbury is a very..." July 25

  • Nats, Yanks among those in on Sonny Gray

    MLB.com "When Sonny Gray pitches tonight in Toronto -- if he's not traded before then -- the Nationals and Yankees will be paying close attention. Sources say the A's and Nats have remained in contact since finalizing the deal that sent relievers Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson to Washington earlier this..." July 25

  • The A's are reportedly seeking a young center fielder in any Sonny Gray trade

    CBS Sports "At some point before Monday's trade deadline, the Athletics are very likely to trade staff ace Sonny Gray. Keeping him carries too much risk given his injury problems over the last year or so, and chances are his trade value will never again be as high as it is right now. With Oakland in a..." July 25

  • Don't Look Now, But The Yankees Might Be Interested In Giancarlo Stanton

    Deadspin "Giancarlo Stanton was definitely thinking home run. In a rare visit to the Rangers, one of the few ballparks the Marlins slugger hasn’t homered in, Stanton realized this might be his last chance for a while to notch it on his belt. (Well, his last chance for a while unless he becomes a Yankee..." July 25

  • Yankees will reportedly explore trade options for Jacoby Ellsbury

    Larry Brown Sports "Jacoby Ellsbury is currently one of the most overpaid players in baseball, and the New York Yankees are hoping they can convince some other team to pay at least part of his remaining salary. Ellsbury, who is set to make $21 million in each of the next three seasons before he can be bought out..." July 25

  • Some GMs like to deal with each other -- and some don't

    ESPN "Every baseball executive understood by mid-June that Washington general manager Mike Rizzo needed bullpen help -- again -- to help plug the gap at closer. But Rizzo’s choices were far less than perfect, certainly less attractive than in 2016 when he talked about deals involving Aroldis Chapman and..." July 25

  • Yankees’ Sonny Gray interest comes from belief this will turn

    New York Post "The Blue Jays were just 50-51 when they made the first of two huge deadline deals in 2015, obtaining Troy Tulowitzki from the Rockies three days before they landed David Price from the Tigers. Toronto was looking at underlying numbers, however, that suggested it could (and probably would) play..." July 25

  • MLB reporters spar over report linking Giancarlo Stanton to Yankees

    Larry Brown Sports "With a new ownership group set to take over the Miami Marlins, there have been rumblings that Giancarlo Stanton and his 13-year, $325 million contract could be traded to usher in a new era. The New York Yankees are one of the teams that have been mentioned as potentially being interested —..." July 24

  • Castro returns to DL after re-aggravating hamstring

    MLB.com "Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro reinjured his right hamstring and will be placed on the 10-day disabled list, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Saturday. "It's frustrating. He's frustrated," said Girardi. "He had an MRI this morning, and it's definitely bad for him." Tyler Wade, ranked..." July 23

  • Aroldis Chapman is struggling due to one mechanical flaw

    New York Post "The Yankees’ rebuilt bullpen struggled in their 6-5 10-inning loss to the Mariners on Saturday night at Safeco Field but the biggest issue for the Bombers is getting Aroldis Chapman back on track. For the recent acquisitions on Saturday, it was a mixed bag. David Robertson gave up a..." July 23

  • Blue Jays acquire 2B Refsnyder

    TSN "The Toronto Blue Jays have struggled to produce at second base all year, but help is on the way. The Jays have acquired second baseman Rob Refsnyder from the New York Yankees in exchange for first baseman Ryan McBroom. Refsnyder was designated for assignment by the Yankees earlier this week and..." July 23

  • Masahiro Tanaka ‘frustrating’ the Yankees at every turn

    New York Post "Some ace. Here is what Masahiro Tanaka has aced this season when the Yankees run him out to the mound every five days: He has become the ace of surrendering home runs. Tanaka surrendered four runs in the third inning, two on solo home runs to No. 9 hitter Mike Zunino and ex-Yankee Ben..." July 23

  • Yankees have ‘checked in’ with Marlins about trading for Giancarlo Stanton

    New York Daily News "Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton sharing the same outfield would give new meaning to the Yankees being called the "Bronx Bombers." And according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Yankees have "checked in" with the Marlins about Stanton. But based on Heyman's report, it doesn't appear the..." July 23

  • Yu Darvish on the Yankees’ radar

    New York Post "With Yu Darvish starting for the Rangers against the Rays on Friday night, the speculation at Tropicana Field was that with Yankees scout Brandon Duckworth on hand the Bombers were interested Darvish. The Yankees’ rotation could use help with Michael Pineda finished for the season, Luis Cessa..." July 22

  • Athletics have named asking price from Yankees for Gray

    Scout "Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported Thursday the A's and Yankees are still in the process of negotiating a possible trade that would see Oakland's top pitcher, Sonny Gray, moved to the Bronx. Gray has been also linked to trade rumors to the Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers and the Chicago..." July 21

  • Yankees Still Considering First Base Addition

    MLB Trade Rumors "Despite bolstering their corner infield mix with the recent addition of Todd Frazier, the Yankees remain open to considering upgrades at first base, according to MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand (via Twitter). Currently, the club is utilizing Chase Headley and new acquisition Garrett Cooper at first,..." July 21

  • Survey says: Yankees still the most hated in baseball

    Hardball Talk "FiveThirtyEight commissioned a survey through SurveyMonkey, polling 989 self-described baseball fans about their baseball fandom. They were asked which teams were their favorites both overall and by census region, which teams they found favorable among 10 randomly assigned teams, and which teams..." July 20

  • Yankees GM Cashman responds to Dellin Betances trade talk

    Newark Star-Ledger "Fresh off their seven-player swap Tuesday night with the Chicago White Sox, the Yankees are plotting their next move as the non-waiver trade deadline approaches on Monday, July 31. With injuries to CC Sabathia and Michael Pineda, the starting rotation could use an upgrade. After picking up a..." July 20

  • Chris Carter reaches agreement to sign with Athletics

    Fanrag Sports "Barely a week after the New York Yankees made the decision to release Chris Carter, the veteran slugger found a new home. The Oakland Athletics and Carter agreed on terms Wednesday night, sources tell FanRag Sports. This will be the 30-year-old power bat’s fourth team in three years but bring..." July 20

  • Yankees GM Cashman indicates they are not done making deals

    CBS Sports "Already the Yankees have swung a major trade with the White Sox that landed third baseman/first baseman/slugger Todd Frazier and right-handed relievers David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle in the Bronx. That's a full deadline's work for most teams, but to hear GM Brian Cashman not quite tell it but..." July 19

  • Self-proclaimed winners: Yankees think they're better for White Sox deal

    ESPN "New York Yankees fans had grown to dislike reliever Tyler Clippard. He had pitched really poorly of late, making him quite unpopular. But a baseball team is like a family, and Clippard was part of the clubhouse that he joined nearly a year ago in a trade, spending more time with his fellow Yankees..." July 19

  • Yankees trade for David Robertson and Todd Frazier

    New York Post "After the Yankees beat the Twins 6-3 at Target Field on Tuesday night club officials and the White Sox completed a deal that is a strong sign the Yankees believe they can contend for the AL East title. The deal brings infielder Todd Frazier and relievers David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle to The..." July 19

  • Yankees' Greg Bird has surgery, declares 'my season is not over'

    Newark Star-Ledger "Yankees first baseman Greg Bird, who underwent ankle surgery Tuesday morning in New York, is determined to make something of his 2017 season yet. His plans are to rejoin the team in September, help the Yankees get into the playoffs, and then contribute in the postseason. Following his..." July 18

  • Yankees reportedly the favorites to land David Robertson

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Yankees don’t quite have the bullpen of death they boasted last year, but they could come close to recreating it at the trade deadline. Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports reports on Tuesday that the Yankees and the Boston Red Sox are among the teams in pursuit of Chicago White Sox..." July 18

  • Yankees close to deal with White Sox for Todd Frazier, David Robertson after concerns grow over Arolids Chapman

    New York Daily News "A day that started with a potential trade between the Yankees and Mets turned to another potential blockbuster with the White Sox partly out of concern for closer Aroldis Chapman. Late Tuesday evening, the Yankees were close to acquiring 1B/3B Todd Frazier — the Toms River, N.J. Little League..." July 18

  • Yankees Have Inquired With Mets On Duda, Reed

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees have reached out to their New York City rivals to express interest in first baseman Lucas Duda and reliever Addison Reed, per Mark Feinsand of MLB.com (via Twitter). We’ve heard plenty of chatter about this possible connect, particularly with regards to Duda, it’s notable that the..." July 18

  • Yankees’ Greg Bird: ‘My season is not over’ after undergoing ankle surgery

    New York Daily News "Greg Bird vows that you haven't seen the last of him this season. The injured Yankees first baseman said as much after undergoing what he termed "successful" surgery to remove the os trigonum in his right ankle, a lingering spring-training injury that has limited him to just 19 games — and one..." July 18

  • Yankees, A's discussing Yonder Alonso

    MLB.com "Yonder Alonso is the subject of ongoing trade discussions between the Yankees and Athletics, sources confirmed to MLB.com on Monday. For the moment, it remains unclear how large an Alonso trade could become, if it happens at all. The Yankees' need for starting rotation help -- particularly..." July 18

  • Likely destinations for all the top stars on the block

    USA Today "The Cleveland Indians witnessed it first-hand over the weekend, and would love to stuff him in their overhead compartment Wednesday afternoon when they fly home from the Bay Area after a week-long stay. The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers can line up their playoff rotations now, with a..." July 18

  • Greg Bird will have ankle surgery, expected to need six-week rehab

    New York Daily News "Greg Bird will have ankle surgery. He will require a six-week rehab, and the Yankees are hoping he can resume baseball activity in September. Brian Cashman suggested last week that surgery could be a possibility if Bird’s ankle continued to show a lack of progress following a Novocain injection..." July 17

  • Are Brian Cashman's days with Yankees numbered?

    Newark Star-Ledger "When the 2017 Yankees season ends, major decisions on impending free agents must be made by general manager Brian Cashman. That, of course, assumes Cashman is back to be the person making critical decisions with a roster poised for big things in the next few years. Cashman, Yankees GM since..." July 17

  • Yankees and Red Sox scouts in Chicago — Robertson and Frazier on display

    Fanrag Sports "The Yankees and Red Sox are doing battle on the field – and they may vie for at least one trade target and possibly two. Both teams had scouts in Chicago Sunday, and it is believed both had some level of interest in Chisox reliever David Robertson and Chisox third baseman Todd Frazier – though..." July 17

  • Michael Pineda is getting Tommy John, heading into the unknown

    New York Post "Michael Pineda will have Tommy John surgery Tuesday in Cincinnati and what the right-hander’s future holds is uncertain. After being examined by Yankees team doctor Chris Ahmad last week, Pineda was told he required the surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament. Monday, Pineda received..." July 17

  • Yankees bullpen comes through in the clutch — for once

    New York Post "Ben Heller had pitched just one-third of an inning for the Yankees this season before he was called upon in the 15th inning Saturday night. “I told [Chad] Green I’d been stretching on and off for about four hours at one point,” Heller said after tossing two scoreless innings in the Yankees’..." July 16

  • Didi Gregorius comes to the rescue off the bench

    New York Post "Didi Gregorius spent almost nine innings on the Yankees bench Saturday, held out of the lineup because lefty Chris Sale started for the Red Sox. But when the shortstop finally got into the game in the top of the ninth of a 4-1, 16-inning win, he ended up with a full day. The shortstop, who..." July 16

  • Luis Severino is doing everything right but isn’t getting credit

    New York Post "Luis Severino fit the part of an All-Star again on Saturday. He just wasn’t good enough to get a win. Severino allowed one run over seven innings in another strong performance and, despite a brilliant performance by the Red Sox’s Chris Sale, the Yankees ended up with a much-needed 4-1,..." July 16

  • Chris Carter likely to land with either Rangers or Athletics

    Fanrag Sports "Although he is less than one full season removed from blasting a National League-leading 41 home runs for the Milwaukee Brewers, veteran first baseman Chris Carter now finds himself on the open market as a free agent. However, a source close to the situation has informed FanRag Sports that there..." July 16

  • J-Rod In Trouble? Jennifer Lopez Reportedly Hires P.I. To Follow Alex Rodriguez

    NESN "People have been fawning over the budding relationship between Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez, but there might be some trouble in paradise. The National Enquirer published an interview with an alleged ex-mistress of the former New York Yankees third baseman in June, and despite the..." July 16

  • Red Sox play under protest vs. Yankees after claiming interference

    ESPN "It took 16 innings -- and nearly six hours from Chris Sale's first pitch to Ben Heller's last -- but the Boston Red Sox finally lost to the New York Yankees 4-1 on Saturday night at Fenway Park. Or did they? The Red Sox played the game under protest after a bizarre play in the top of the..." July 16

  • Yankees’ under-the-radar prospect thriving in Double-A

    New York Post "A high school senior with no scholarship offers is not supposed to play professional baseball. Just like an 18th-round draft pick is not supposed to rise up the minor league ranks, getting named to an All-Star Game. And true to form, Zack Zehner wasn’t just a participant — he went home as..." July 15