Yankees Rumors & News

  • How the Red Sox are starting to look like Evil Empire 2.0

    New York Post "The Yankees have much to worry about these days. One of their biggest concerns has to be the championship commitment from Red Sox ownership. Not only in dollars spent, but in mindset as well. Larry Lucchino, one of those Red Sox owners, recently got banged up in a motorcycle accident in..." February 26

  • Yankees owner 'absolutely comfortable' with Cashman, Girardi

    Sporting News "Can there be a vote of confidence in spring training? Because the Yankees' principal owner delivered what sounded like one Wednesday. Steinbrenner told the New York Post's Joel Sherman that general manager Brian Cashman and manager Joe Girardi aren't in danger — yet — of losing their jobs after..." February 26

  • For the 100th time, the Yankees are not for sale

    Hardball Talk "Earlier this week Mike Lupica — I know, whatever — said that he was convinced that the Steinbrenner family was going to sell the Yankees and chalked up the team’s failure to sign Max Scherzer as evidence of that. The idea: no more big albatross contracts so as to make the team a more desirable..." February 26

  • Ortiz: 'Things not good anymore' with A-Rod

    ESPN Boston "Once the best of friends, David Ortiz has not spoken with Alex Rodriguez since Rodriguez’s lawyer appeared to indirectly implicate Ortiz as a PED user in a radio interview. Ortiz said their friendship has not survived that controversy. “No, dude,’’ he said Wednesday afternoon. “I don’t..." February 26

  • Why Ichiro is glad to be a Marlin — and away from Joe Girardi

    New York Post "Ichiro Suzuki is a proud man. At the age of 41, he is looking for a fresh start with a young, exciting team. Don’t count the old man out. A smiling Ichiro went through his first official workout with Miami on Tuesday. He is thrilled to be a Marlin, and although Ichiro will not say it, for he..." February 25

  • Didi Gregorius already getting tips from A-Rod

    New York Post "Didi Gregorius worked out with Alex Rodriguez on Tuesday for the first time at the Yankees’ minor league complex. Derek Jeter’s replacement was among a group of position players who joined Rodriguez in an informal hitting-and-fielding session before Wednesday’s reporting date for position..." February 25

  • Yankees confident they can avoid paying A-Rod milestone bonuses

    CBSSports.com "The Yankees have long been presumed to be on the hook for up to $30 million in home run milestone bonuses to their disgraced superstar, Alex Rodriguez, and they still may be. But thanks to the wording in the marketing agreement, and maybe also the ability to put Rodriguez under oath in a potential..." February 25

  • Girardi plans to discuss first base with A-Rod

    ESPN New York "He probably won't be playing much third base, but the possibility remains that Alex Rodriguez, banished to the purgatory of right-handed DH, may yet find some playing time at first base. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Tuesday he "anticipated" discussing the position shift with A-Rod after..." February 25

  • Mark Teixeira: 'Feel like a kid again'

    ESPN.com "New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is now gluten free, sugar free and dairy free, which he hopes will keep him injury free. Teixeira's belief in his new diet and renewed weightlifting program makes him believe that he can stay fully healthy for the first time since 2011. If he does,..." February 25

  • Larry Lucchino: Sox, Yanks different

    ESPN Boston "Boston Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino, who has repeatedly mocked the New York Yankees for their spending, on Wednesday rejected a suggestion that his team has become "Yankee-like" in how it operates. Since August, the Red Sox have spent over $300 million in new player acquisitions, assuming that..." February 25

  • New teammates on A-Rod: All can be forgiven if you perform

    New York Daily News "Alex Rodriguez cited his strong relationships with many people in the Yankees clubhouse when he said he had no need to address the team as a whole. But what about the 18 or so players he’s never played with? When A-Rod reports to Steinbrenner Field with the rest of the position players on..." February 25

  • Hank Aaron rooting for A-Rod to have 'great year'

    ESPN New York "Alex Rodriguez apparently has a fan in Hank Aaron, who is looking forward to the disgraced slugger's return to baseball in 2015. Aaron told New York newspaper Newsday that he is rooting for Rodriguez to "come back and have a great year" with the New York Yankees. "I am rooting for him,"..." February 24

  • A-Rod is no threat to steal Chase Headley’s third base job

    New York Post "They hugged. They talked. They hit in the same group. They fielded ground balls together. And when Chase Headley and Alex Rodriguez were done with a workout at the minor league complex Tuesday that made for a nice photo opportunity nothing had changed: Only a fool believes there is any chance..." February 24

  • Alex Rodriguez not conceding third base to Chase Headley, says only time will tell how he'll do this season

    New York Daily News "Alex Rodriguez thinks he'll be fine mentally without the crutch of performance-enhancing drugs, though the embattled slugger couldn't guarantee it as he tries to make a comeback after a season-long ban. "I think I'm fine, yeah," Rodriguez said after a workout at the Yankees' minor-league..." February 24

  • The Yankees were “fuming” at how A-Rod handled his early arrival to spring training

    New York Daily News "With two strikes against him and no margin for error, Alex Rodriguez resumed his Yankees career on Monday. Having served the longest drug-related suspension in baseball history, A-Rod acknowledged that he made “plenty of mistakes” during the past two years, and while he surely wishes he would..." February 24

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    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    A-Rod has arrived at the Yankees' minor league complex. Let the show begin.

  • Yanks hope they can tap Eovaldi's full potential

    ESPN New York "Nathan Eovaldi is a walking mass of contradictions: A fireballer (96 mph fastball) who through his first four big-league seasons has not been much of a strikeout pitcher. A pitcher with a long, seemingly slow delivery to the plate who allowed only two stolen bases all of last year. A subject of..." February 23

  • Columnist wants to take 190 home runs away from Alex Rodriguez

    Hardball Talk "Philip Hersh — an Olympics writer who hasn’t covered baseball in eons — has decided that today is the day to make a brave claim: someone should go back and take home runs away from Alex Rodriguez: If baseball’s leaders were fully committed to anti-doping, there would be no way Rodriguez..." February 23

  • CC Sabathia enters spring training at 305 pounds

    New York Daily News "Size matters. Just ask CC Sabathia. The former AL Cy Young winner reported to Yankees camp tipping the scales at 305 pounds, admitting that his drastic weight loss in 2013 and ’14 might have affected him more than he knew. “I lost a bunch of weight drastically, pretty quick, two years ago,..." February 23

  • Yankees, Red Sox, Padres may lead on Moncada; Dodgers 'lurking'

    CBSSports.com "The Yankees, Red Sox and Padres are perceived by some executives as the favorites to sign Cuban wunderkind infielder Yoan Moncada, with the Dodgers "lurking," and the Brewers and others possibly still in the picture as the well-watched derby heads toward a conclusion. Two executives agreed that..." February 22

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    Mark Feinsand @FeinsandNYDN

    I asked Sabathia who would have more wins this year: Him or the Knicks? "Me," he laughed. "Definitely."

  • Yankees manager Joe Girardi is open to two closers

    New York Daily News "Dellin Betances? Andrew Miller? Both? Welcome to the Yankees’ closer situation. Last year, David Robertson had a seamless transition as Mariano Rivera’s successor, but the Yankees enter this spring without a clear-cut answer at the closer spot. Betances is the obvious choice after his All-Star..." February 21

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    David Lennon @DPLennon

    CC Sabathia still is taking PRP shots for his “degenerative” knee condition. Shrugged when asked how good he could be this season. #yankees

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    "I don't know what it's like to be on them so I don't know what it's like to be off them." - Joe Girardi on Alex Rodriguez being off PEDs.

  • Alex Rodriguez 'impossible to dislike' says Yankees radio broadcaster Suzyn Waldman

    New York Daily News "There was a time, between his Tampa tent revival and Biogenesis, when Yankees voices were not drilling down into Alex Rodriguez’s performance enhanced past. When it came to pinstriped cheaters, like Andy Pettitte and Jason (The Giambalco) Giambi, this was also standard operating procedure. This..." February 20

  • Jorge Posada ‘honored’ no Yankee will wear his No. 20 again

    New York Post "Jorge Posada doesn’t underestimate what it will mean to have his No. 20 retired by the Yankees on Aug. 22. “When you think of the people who have had the number retired, you think of [Babe] Ruth, [Joe] DiMaggio and [Mickey] Mantle, and I will be right next to them. I am very honored,’’ Posada..." February 19

  • Yankees give Cuban phenom Moncada secret 2nd workout

    New York Post "The Yankees took a second look at Yoan Moncada early Wednesday evening during a George M. Steinbrenner Field workout, The Post has learned. Two people with knowledge of the situation confirmed the 19-year-old free agent, a switch-hitting infielder from Cuba, showcased his skills for the..." February 19

  • Yankees mull using sixth starter in rotation during first months of season

    New York Daily News "The Yankees have a potentially-fragile rotation, so they may try to manage a brutal stretch of games over the first two months of the regular season by using six starters at times, pitching coach Larry Rothschild said. Rothschild stopped short of calling it a six-man rotation. But he explained..." February 19

  • Report: Alex Rodriguez believes Tony Bosch may have given him placebos

    USA Today "Pulitzer Prize winner J.R. Moehringer has written a long feature for ESPN The Magazine on Alex Rodriguez, and in it he describes Rodriguez’s last year, how he’s dealt with his suspension, and how he hopes to return to the game. The article has many fantastic details, but perhaps most stunning..." February 18

  • Pettitte: 'I don't really believe I tried to enhance my performance'

    ESPN New York "Speaking on ESPN New York 98.7 FM's "The Michael Kay Show" after it was announced his No. 46 will be retired, Andy Pettitte reiterated he didn't believe he cheated during his career. Pettitte explained that in his mind, his use of HGH was to heal an injury, not to try to improve his performance...." February 18

  • Masahiro Tanaka throws at Yankees’ minor-league complex

    New York Daily News "This was just long-tossing on a cloudy day at the Yankees’ minor-league complex, but Masahiro Tanaka was drawing a crowd Tuesday nonetheless. Such is life when you are an expensive pitcher with a fragile elbow that could hold the key to the Yankees’ season. Two hours or so before Alex Rodriguez..." February 18

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    jared burton gets $2M base plus 750K incentives on #yankees deal, assuming in majors

  • Report: A-Rod might use Jeter's website for public apology

    Fox Sports "New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez could choose an unlikely place to publicly apologize for his actions in recent years. A-Rod is considering former teammate Derek Jeter's "The Players' Tribune" website to ask for forgiveness, The New York Daily News reported Tuesday. Attempting a..." February 17

  • Alex Rodriguez issues apology, open letter to fans

    Bombers Beat "Alex Rodriguez issued a handwritten apology and open letter to fans on Tuesday. Below is the typed out statement: To the Fans, I take full responsibility for the mistakes that led to my suspension for the 2014 season. I regret that my actions made the situation worse than it needed to be. To..." February 17

  • Yankees have several options regarding lineup

    MLB.com "With the Yankees almost set to begin their Spring Training camp, MLB.com is preparing by previewing some of the most important storylines that the players, executives and fans will be tracking down at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa. In this installment, we will run down one possible..." February 17

  • Masahiro Tanaka to begin Yankees spring training workouts on Tuesday

    New York Daily News "Let the scrutiny on Masahiro Tanaka’s fragile elbow continue. This time with a closer view, at least for the Yankees. The Yanks were expecting their Japanese ace to arrive at their spring training home Monday night and perhaps be at the minor-league complex Tuesday for a workout. Tanaka was a..." February 17

  • Alex Rodriguez called Chase Headley during offseason

    New York Daily News "Yankee third baseman Chase Headley says Alex Rodriguez called him to chat this off-season, but the talk was more of an introduction than a discussion about Rodriguez's old job. "Just briefly, just introduction," Headley said after a workout at the Yanks' minor-league complex Monday. "He reached..." February 17

  • Chris Capuano the favorite to win final spot in Yankees’ rotation

    Hardball Talk "Chad Jennings of the Lohud Yankees Blog reports that left-hander Chris Capuano is the favorite to win the final spot in the Yankees’ starting rotation. The club has a number of candidates who will compete for the job during the spring, including young arms and some veteran relievers, but Jennings..." February 16

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    Chuck Knoblauch @chuckknoblauch

    Congrats to 46. Yankees retiring his number. Hopefully they don't retire it like his HGH testimony.

  • Yankees sign Jared Burton

    Hardball Talk "Right-hander Jared Burton has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Yankees that includes an invitation to spring training. Minnesota declined its $3.6 million option on Burton in December, making him a free agent." February 16

  • Yankees to retire Andy Pettitte’s number in August festivities

    New York Post "Add Andy Pettitte to the growing list of Yankees legends. The Yankees will honor the popular lefty with Andy Pettitte Day on Aug. 23 at Yankee Stadium in a ceremony prior to a game against the Indians, during which he will receive a plaque in Monument Park and have his No. 46 retired, thus..." February 16

  • Jeffrey Maier glove going up for auction

    CBSSports.com "The glove that 12-year-old Jeffrey Maier used to catch Derek Jeter's tying home run for the Yankees against the Orioles in the 1996 ALCS is going on the auction block, the Associated Press reports. An unidentified owner, who bought the glove directly from Maier, is putting the glove up for sale..." February 16

  • Jeter won't be at Yankees' opener

    MLB.com "The captain won't be tossing this year's ceremonial first pitch. Derek Jeter plans to be far away from the Bronx when the Yankees begin the regular season against the Blue Jays on April 6. "I think actually I'll be out of the country," Jeter told SiriusXM on Saturday, when asked where he'd be..." February 16

  • Yankees told A-Rod he can sue them over milestone bonuses

    Larry Brown Sports "Now that the New York Yankees have regained the upper hand with Alex Rodriguez, they are feeling pretty confident in their dealings with the former MVP. They even told the 3B/DH to “try them” in so many words. A-Rod met with the Yankees last week to apologize profusely for all his conflicts..." February 15

  • Stadium may host A-Rod mea culpa

    ESPN New York "The New York Yankees have offered Yankee Stadium as a potential site for Alex Rodriguez to make his public apology following his season-long suspension for performance-enhancing drug use, a source confirmed to ESPN. The Yankees told Rodriguez during a meeting Tuesday that they want him to..." February 15

  • Michael Pineda’s ‘heart excited’ to keep pine tar, injuries in past

    New York Post "If nothing else, Michael Pineda has generated plenty of headlines since being traded to the Yankees, and they’re almost never good. He was overweight. He had a lingering shoulder injury. Last year, he had an issue with pine tar. Now, Pineda finally seems healthy, in shape and hopefully smarter..." February 13

  • Undaunted Brian McCann: Yankees ‘best decision I’ve made’

    New York Post "Inside the Mexican restaurant, the pop-music hits played at just the right level, brightening the mood while allowing for conversation. Outside was the sort of weather — about 50 degrees — for which we New Yorkers would kill nowadays. In this setting, Brian McCann made for a picture of..." February 13

  • Yankees counting on several new faces in 2015

    MLB.com "With the Yankees almost set to begin Spring Training, MLB.com is preparing for camp by previewing some of the most important storylines that the players, executives and fans will be tracking at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa. In this second installment, "The New Guys," we will take a..." February 12

  • Matt Harvey: A-Rod’s return is ‘exciting, good for baseball’

    New York Post "Matt Harvey is busy forging his comeback from Tommy John surgery, but he is keeping an eye on the Alex Rodriguez saga with the Yankees. He offered words of support to Rodriguez, who apologized to Yankees brass on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium. “Obviously Alex wants to play, that’s good for him,..." February 12

  • Yankees’ big plan to harness Nathan Eovaldi’s 100-mph heat

    New York Post "Michael Pineda had just turned 23 when the Yankees surrendered one of their top prospects, Jesus Montero, to get the young right-hander in pinstripes. Pineda was coming off a solid rookie season in Seattle and the Yankees were intrigued by his size and the fact he could throw hard. Three..." February 12

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