Yankees Rumors & News

  • A-Rod, The Mentor: ‘I want the kids to learn from my mistakes’

    Boston Globe "On Thursday night, Alex Rodriguez took 15 young players to the Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Tampa as a bonding gesture and to drive home a message — don’t do what I did. “I want the kids to learn from my mistakes,” said Rodriguez, now a special adviser to Yankees managing general partner Hal..." February 26

  • Derek Jeter’s Favorite Current Baseball Player Is On The Red Sox

    NESN "Derek Jeter knows talent when he sees it, no matter the uniform. The former New York Yankees shortstop finished up his annual Captain’s Camp on Tuesday with the franchise’s minor leaguers, ending it with dinner at a Tampa, Fla., restaurant. Jeter held a little Q&A for the young guys, too, and..." February 25

  • Yankees prospects praise A-Rod's coaching

    MLB.com "Embracing his new role as a Yankees special guest instructor, Alex Rodriguez said that he believed it would be valuable to take a group of young players out to a lengthy dinner, offering the Yankees hopefuls an opportunity to ask questions on a variety of topics. Rodriguez and the prospects..." February 24

  • Romneys, who bid on Marlins, in talks to buy piece of Yankees

    Fanrag Sports "The Romney family is bidding to buy a small stake in the Yankees months after their try for the Marlins stalled. If the deal goes through, it is expected to be $25 million to $30 million per percentage point and thought to be interested in one or two percentage points. The Yankees are valued..." February 24

  • Masahiro Tanaka looks like a different pitcher this spring

    New York Post "Watching Brett Gardner, Chase Headley and Chris Carter prepare to face Masahiro Tanaka and Dellin Betances at 9:40 Thursday morning made you wonder what they did to tick off Joe Girardi. Four days into spring training, the trio of hitters had to deal with Tanaka’s trap-door splitter and..." February 23

  • Yankees’ Joe Girardi believes earpieces would help speed up pace of play

    Fanrag Sports "Earlier in the week, Major League Baseball elected to remove the four-pitch sequence of the intentional walk from the game in order to speed up the pace of play. On Thursday, New York Yankees’ manager Joe Girardi threw his two cents into the ring regarding the current pace of play. However, the..." February 23

  • Alex Rodriguez Embraces New Role at Yankees’ Camp

    New York Times "Alex Rodriguez was a recognizable sight as he made his way onto the diamond at Steinbrenner Field on Tuesday: pinstriped pant legs hiked up to just below the knee, dark blue practice jersey with No. 13 on the back, wraparound sunglasses shading his eyes, a packet of sunflower seeds. A crowd of..." February 22

  • MLB views Las Vegas as 'viable market,' Rob Manfred says

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday that Las Vegas might be considered for a franchise in the future, an about-face from his predecessor. “Las Vegas could be a viable market for us,” Manfred said during his Cactus League news conference in Phoenix. “… I don’t think that..." February 22

  • Report: MLB approves new rule allowing a dugout signal for an intentional walk

    Hardball Talk "ESPN’s Howard Bryant is reporting that Major League Baseball has approved a rule allowing for a dugout signal for an intentional walk. In other words, baseball is allowing automatic intentional walks. Bryant adds that this rule will be effective for the 2017 season. MLB has been trying,..." February 22

  • Yankees jack up ticket prices for Derek Jeter Night

    New York Daily News "If you’re planning on seeing Derek Jeter’s number retired, looks like you are going to be dealing with the Mother of all ticket increases. The Yankees website shows ticket prices for the May 14 (Mother’s Day) game against the Astros at 7:30 p.m. ranging from $90 bleacher seats to $500 Field..." February 22

  • Alex Rodriguez says 'zero' chance he'll play again as he arrives at Yankees spring training as a special instructor

    New York Daily News "There’s a zero percent chance A-Rod ever plays again, but he’s still adding millions to his bank account during spring training. After spending his first day as a $21 million special instructor for the Yankees at spring training, Rodriguez confirmed his retirement and said he gave “zero”..." February 21

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred: No rule changes in 2017, many could come in 2018

    CBS Sports "All offseason long, there’s been talk about which new rules Major League Baseball would implement prior to the start of the season. Some of the ideas bounced around included limiting the amount of mound visits, adding a pitch clock and tweaking the strike zone. None are coming in time for the 2017..." February 21

  • Report: Facebook, MLB in talks to stream a game every week

    Fanrag Sports "After Twitter gained a foothold into the streaming game over the past two seasons by airing NFL games, Facebook looks to be stepping in via Major League Baseball. The preeminent social network is in talks with MLB about streaming one game per week, according to Jessica Toonkel of Reuters. The..." February 21

  • Ex-Yankees sluggers know just what Dellin Betances is feeling

    New York Post "Carlos Beltran and Brian McCann still have Dellin Betances’ back in a big way even though they are no longer Yankees. “Dellin was our MVP I felt like for three straight years,’’ McCann told The Post Sunday at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. “I love him.’’ Noted Beltran of the 6-foot-8,..." February 20

  • Yankees sign former Mets lefty Jonathon Niese to minor-league deal

    New York Daily News "Jon Niese is back, now trying to make the team across town. The former Met lefty has agreed to a minor-league deal with the Yankees pending a physical, the Daily News confirmed. The 30-year-old could start or relieve for the Bombers. Niese is coming off a poor 2016 season in which he went..." February 20

  • Dellin Betances has no regrets about unloading on critical Yankees president Randy Levine

    New York Daily News "Dellin Betances is ready to move on. A day after a war of words broke out between Yankees president Randy Levine and Betances and his agent following the team’s victory over the elite setup man in an arbitration hearing, Betances was glad to get back to baseball. “I’m in a good mindset as..." February 19

  • Yankees' CC Sabathia tries to counsel Dellin Betances

    Newsday "In private, Dellin Betances expressed to CC Sabathia some of the same anger he would relay to the media later in the day, maybe even more. “Yeah [he was angry], and I knew he would be,” Sabathia said Saturday. “It’s just one of those things where at some point, I think, every player learns the..." February 19

  • Dellin Betances’ agent fires back at Yankees president after heated arbitration hearing

    Fox Sports "The arbitration hearing between the New York Yankees and reliever Dellin Betances got contentious Saturday, so much so that Yankees president Randy Levine held a news conference to air his grievances with Betances’ representatives – after the arbiters ruled in favor of the team. Levine accused..." February 19

  • Dellin Betances threatens innings limit after Yankees prez ‘trashes’ him

    New York Post "Dellin Betances was prepared to forget losing Friday’s arbitration case. Then the Yankees’ reliever heard what team president Randy Levine said Saturday morning on a conference call. And the level of hurt Betances is feeling could lead to him avoiding working more than one inning at a time..." February 18

  • Yankees President Randy Levine Annoyed By Dellin Betances Arbitration, Proclaims Self Astronaut

    Newark Star-Ledger "Randy Levine didn't just spike the football after the Yankees' $2 million win. He hit Dellin Betances' agent in the head with it. The Yankees' team president ripped Betances' agent, Jim Murray, over and over in a 17-minute conference call with reporters after learning the team beat the..." February 18

  • Dellin Betances loses arbitration case against Yankees, will get $3 million next season

    New York Daily News "Dellin Betances lost his arbitration case against the Yankees, missing out on $2 million. Betances will get $3 million in 2017 rather than the $5 million he sought, the Daily News confirmed Saturday. The two sides gave their cases during a hearing Friday. Betances filed at $5 million while..." February 18

  • Alex Rodriguez will be at Yankees spring training Tuesday

    New York Daily News "Alex Rodriguez will be back Tuesday. The retired Yankees third baseman-turned $21 million instructor will be in Tampa at spring training on Feb. 21, the Daily News confirmed. A-Rod is expected to be an instructor for three days. Hal Steinbrenner said Wednesday that he could envision A-Rod’s..." February 18

  • Yankees first baseman Tyler Austin breaks his foot, out six weeks

    Hardball Talk "When the Yankees signed Chris Carter it suggested that either first baseman Greg Bird or Tyler Austin would lose some playing time. It’s unclear what the plan might’ve been if all three of these guys were healthy, but now the Yankees needn’t worry themselves about it because Austin has gone and..." February 17

  • Goose Gossage rant: Comparisons to '1-inning' Mo Rivera are 'insulting'

    Newark Star-Ledger "In a wide-ranging, cutting interview, Hall of Fame reliever and Yankees great Goose Gossage on Friday ripped called Mariano Rivera and Aroldis Chapman "one-inning" relievers whose greatness couldn't be compared to his. Gossage spoke to NJ Advance Media in the home dugout at Steinbrenner Field..." February 17

  • 12-year MLB veteran Nick Swisher announces retirement

    Sportsnaut "“The dream is over, baby.” In a recent letter to The Players’ Tribune, 12-year MLB veteran Nick Swisher announced his retirement. After telling a story of a pick-up slow-pitch softball game, Swisher said it’s time to hang up his cleats. WHEW! That felt goooood. It’s like a weight has..." February 17

  • Sabathia believes Pineda has the talent to win a Cy Young

    MLB.com "Michael Pineda beamed on Wednesday morning when he heard what Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia had said a day earlier, lauding the right-hander as having the potential to bring home hardware in any given season. "Big Mike, I always come in to Spring Training and say this is the year he's going..." February 16

  • Yankees know the ‘lucky’ line between dynasty and disaster

    New York Post "It’s not going to go how you expect. That is hardly the cheery, pie-eyed optimism associated with pitchers and catchers reporting and the first day of spring training. But it is not going to go how you expect with the Yankees and their most concerted youth movement in a quarter of a century...." February 15

  • Yankees owner envisions expanded role for A-Rod, noncommittal on future of manager Joe Girardi

    ESPN "Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner can envision Alex Rodriguez's role with the team growing over time. "Absolutely," Steinbrenner said Wednesday afternoon, surrounded by nearly three dozen media members in the corridor of the spring training stadium that bears his father's name. "We haven't talked..." February 15

  • Yankees’ Joe Girardi talks about working without new deal for ’18

    New York Post "Joe Girardi worked the 2013 season without a contract for the following year and he is going to repeat the process this season. Girardi is in the final year of a four-year, $16 million deal he signed after the 2013 season and isn’t looking for the issue to be resolved. “It really doesn’t..." February 15

  • Masahiro Tanaka slated to be Yankees’ Opening Day starter, says Joe Girardi

    New York Daily News "No surprises here. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said at his state of the union news conference prior to spring training that the organization’s plan is for ace Masahiro Tanaka to start on Opening Day against the Rays on April 2 in Tampa. This would be the righthander’s third consecutive..." February 14

  • Yankees will have plenty of competition for last two rotation spots

    Fanrag Sports "Like other MLB teams, the Yankees have begun to report for spring training. As players arrive, workouts commence and exhibition games are played, New York will look to fill out the back end of its rotation. The front end is set in stone, with veterans Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda and CC..." February 14

  • 5 MLB teams that could disappoint in 2017

    Yardbarker "Pitchers and catchers are reporting to spring training, and most teams have at least some optimism for the 2017 season. Some teams have higher hopes than others, with playoff appearances and World Series contention on their minds. Only ten teams can play into October, though, and here are a few..." February 14

  • Baby Girl on the Way for Derek and Hannah Jeter

    People Magazine "Congratulations are in order for Derek Jeter and wife Hannah Davis Jeter! The latter revealed in an essay for The Players’ Tribune that she is expecting their first child, a baby girl. “Pregnant with our first child, Derek and I are looking to the future,” wrote Hannah, 26. The couple..." February 13

  • Cashman: Red Sox are the 'team to beat' in AL East

    New York Post "With Yankees pitchers and catchers set to report to camp Tuesday, general manager Brian Cashman warmed up for the season with some spring training Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby. Q: Why should Yankees fans be excited about the 2017 season? A: We’re assembling a crew of talent that some..." February 12

  • Rays reportedly nearing deal with Eovaldi

    MLB.com "The Rays are nearing a Major League deal with right-hander Nathan Eovaldi, according to The Tampa Bay Times. The club has not confirmed the report. Eovaldi, who turns 27 on Monday, is recovering from Tommy John surgery and will miss the 2017 season. The contract includes an option for 2018,..." February 12

  • Chapman 'surprised' by how aggressively Marlins pursued him

    Newsday "Once Aroldis Chapman knew the feeling was mutual, the closer had no desire to pitch for anyone other than the Yankees. “I always talked to my agent that my priority was coming back to the Yankees,” Chapman said early Saturday afternoon after arriving at Steinbrenner Field. “I was surprised how..." February 12

  • Neither Jeter nor A-Rod involved in possible Loria sale of the Marlins

    CBS Sports "Thursday morning, Forbes reported Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria has a "handshake agreement" in place to sell the team for $1.6 billion. A sale is not imminent because the buyer, whose identity is unknown, has their money tied up in real estate, and MLB has debt limits to satisfy. The Forbes..." February 10

  • Why Yankees really could pick Aaron Hicks over Aaron Judge

    Newark Star-Ledger "Owner Hal Steinbrenner said he expects Aaron Judge to be the Yankees' right fielder on Opening Day. It might not be that easy, though. Judge has to improve — and have a drastically better spring than he had last year — to fend off Aaron Hicks. Or else it'll be back to Triple-A..." February 09

  • Commissioner Manfred admits MLB is revisiting its view on sports betting

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred discussed sports gambling with Yahoo Finance on Wednesday and made some pretty salient points. Among them is becoming more open-minded about fans legally gambling on the sport in the United States. Manfred said that betting on games is a "form of..." February 09

  • MLB to test radical extra-inning rule change in Minors, WBC

    Sportsnaut "Lower levels of professional baseball, as well as the upcoming World Baseball Classic, will have a radical rule change. When games reach extra innings, teams will begin their at-bats with a man already on second base. If it works well, the rule could eventually work its way to MLB. “A..." February 09

  • Which players might surprise for clubs in '17?

    MLB.com "In the Major Leagues, big contributions often come from unexpected places. With Spring Training right around the corner, now is the time for some of the best stories of 2017 to begin. To catch you up on all that's taken place this offseason, MLB.com is taking a look at different aspects of each..." February 08

  • Why Gary Sanchez pulled out of World Baseball Classic

    New York Post "It has turned into a good week for the Yankees. They picked up a slugger on the cheap and eradicated a headache they didn’t need. On Tuesday, as the Yankees took aboard free agent Chris Carter to boost their offense, their most dynamic offensive player of 2016, Gary Sanchez, said he had opted..." February 07

  • Yankees ink NL home run champ Chris Carter to a one-year, $3 million deal

    New York Daily News "Chris Carter finally landed a job and is coming to the Bronx. The Yankees and Carter have agreed on a one-year, $3 million contract pending a physical, according to USA Today. Carter, 30, hit a National League-best 41 homers for the Brewers last season but hadn't been able to find work until..." February 07

  • MLB win totals: How we see the 2017 season unfolding

    USA Today "First things first: Some team is lurking in the weeds to mess all this up. It always happens. With that out of the way, we present USA TODAY Sports’ projected win totals for the 2017 Major League Baseball season. For this, our second annual foray into forecasting all 30 teams’ records come Game..." February 07

  • 7 MLB veterans who surprisingly still are unsigned a week before spring training

    Fox Sports "At this time next week, pitchers and catchers from more than half of the majors’ teams will be going through their first spring training workouts. However, one prominent catcher – Matt Wieters – is among the most valuable free agents still on the market. And he isn’t alone. Here are seven..." February 07

  • Yankees have made Starlin Castro, others available

    CBS Sports "This past year has been full of odd twists and turns for the New York Yankees. Take, for instance, the Yankees' decision to trade veterans for prospects at last August's trade deadline. For another example, consider this: the Yankees haven't pursued more relief help this winter due to a strapped..." February 07

  • Yankees keeping tabs on Chris Carter

    Rotoworld "According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com, the Yankees are keeping tabs on free agent slugger Chris Carter. The Yankees are concerned about the potential cost and the implications on the luxury tax, but they are looking at him as insurance for youngsters Greg Bird and Tyler Austin. The..." February 07

  • What Yankees’ bullpen freeze tells us about Hal’s budget

    New York Post "Here is what a big-market team that truly believes it is a contender does if Plan A does not work: It moves to Plan B, even if the secondary scenario forces it to spend more than they wanted. Only one New York team has behaved that way late this offseason. That it is the Mets symbolizes the..." February 07

  • Blue Jays’ AL East rivals nearing completion of off-season moves

    Sportsnet "After months of steady activity, the pace of off-season moves has finally slowed around Major League Baseball. There are still signings, of course—baseball’s transactional churn has become a 12-month-a-year reality—but at this point we’re discussing Carlos Villanueva instead of Carlos Beltran,..." February 06

  • Braun to Red Sox? Dozier to Braves? Five trades that should happen, but likely won't

    CBS Sports "In a little more than one week, pitchers and catchers will begin reporting to spring training and camps across Florida and Arizona will open. The first Grapefruit League and Cactus League games are roughly three weeks away. Teams are currently scrambling to fill out their rosters with spring..." February 04