Yankees Rumors & News

  • Major League Baseball orders balls stored in climate controlled rooms for some reason

    Hardball Talk "Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated reports that Major League Baseball will mandate that teams store baseballs in “an air-conditioned and enclosed room[s]” this season. He adds that the league will install climate sensors in each room to measure temperature and humidity during the 2018 season, with..." February 23

  • Giancarlo Stanton gets his first Yankees at-bat

    New York Post "Giancarlo Stanton’s first Yankees at-bat ended anti-climactically. The slugger worked a full-count walk against Tigers’ lefty Ryan Carpenter. Stanton was hitting second in the Yankees spring training opener, between Jacoby Ellsbury and Greg Bird. Stanton, playing right field, got a nice..." February 23

  • Russell Wilson to be at Yankees training camp next week

    Sporting News " Russell Wilson is set to embark on a different offseason than virtually every other NFL player. The Seahawks quarterback was traded to the Yankees by the Rangers earlier this month, and he announced Thursday that he plans on attending Yankees spring training starting Monday. " February 22

  • Brian Cashman: Yankees haven’t caught the Red Sox

    New York Post "Despite adding Giancarlo Stanton to an already muscular lineup and getting Brandon Drury to play third base, Brian Cashman said he doesn’t believe the Yankees have caught the Red Sox, who likely will announce the signing of J.D. Martinez on Thursday. “They are the American League East champs so..." February 22

  • Angels acquire Jabari Blash from the Yankees

    Hardball Talk "The Yankees announced on Wednesday that the club traded outfielder Jabari Blash to the Angels in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Blash, 28, was acquired by the Yankees from the Padres back in December in the Chase Headley trade. In trading Blash to the Angels,..." February 22

  • Derek Jeter Talks School Schooting, Marlins Will Help Florida Heal

    TMZ "Derek Jeter is vowing to use his experience playing after the 9/11 attacks to help Florida fans cope with the massacre that left 17 people dead in the Parkland school shooting. Jeter was in Ft. Lauderdale at a Chamber of Commerce meeting when Evan Golden -- a TV producer who graduated from..." February 22

  • How Yankees' Brandon Drury trade affects Gleyber Torres

    Newark Star-Ledger "Miguel Andujar won't be the only one affected by the arrival of Brandon Drury to Yankees camp. It means change for top prospect Gleyber Torres, too. Drury: Yankees are 'special' While Andujar will be asked to continue to work on his defense and compete for the starting third base job,..." February 22

  • Brian Cashman refers to Yankees as 'The Little Engine That Could' in comparison to Red Sox

    ESPN "New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman thinks his team can compete for another division title this season, but until that potentially happens, he only sees them one way. "We're 'The Little Engine That Could,'" he said Wednesday as a guest on ESPN New York's "The Michael Kay..." February 21

  • Yankees GM: Initial plan is for Drury to play 3rd base

    MLB.com "Yankees general manager Brian Cashman had D-backs infielder Brandon Drury on his radar for years. He was finally able to get his target, obtaining Drury on Tuesday in a three-way trade that also included the Rays. "He is someone I think the industry has valued for a while because I know we..." February 21

  • Report: MLB floating idea of letting trailing team bat anyone they want in 9th inning

    Larry Brown Sports "Major League Baseball has been searching for ways in recent years to improve pace of play and inject more drama into games, but one idea that an MLB executive floated this week seems downright preposterous. During Tuesday’s edition of “The Rich Eisen Show,” Eisen revealed that he was told by an..." February 21

  • MLB Rumors: Madison Bumgarner? Cole Hamels? Predicting the next Yankees blockbuster

    Newark Star-Ledger "Here come the Yankees. With a trade complete for Brandon Drury, the heavy offseason lifting for general manager Brian Cashman is over. After falling one game short of the World Series in 2017, New York added reigning NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton, resigned CC Sabathia, welcomed back Masahiro..." February 21

  • Can Aaron Judge or Giancarlo Stanton be 1st base option? Yankees say ...

    Newark Star-Ledger "Yankees manager Aaron Boone spent part of his Tuesday news conference going over his options at first base. The Yankees figure to keep two on their Opening Day roster, Greg Bird and probably Tyler Austin. Bird is the starter if he, knock on wood, finally stays healthy, and the Yankees still..." February 21

  • Brandon Drury is an upside play at just the right price

    New York Post "The Yankees project as a very good team and what very good teams should be doing at this time of year is seeing if there are ways to address areas that could prevent them from being very good. The Yankees accomplished that Tuesday by obtaining Brandon Drury — and they believe Drury can be more..." February 21

  • Why Yankees tabbed Kevin Reese to lead next youth movement

    Newark Star-Ledger "The story of the Kevin Reese -- the man recently tasked with making sure the Yankees' flush minor leagues produces more Aaron Judge-type stars -- should start with one of the most ridiculous player development tales in franchise history. * In 1997, then-Yankees farm director Mark Newman..." February 20

  • Yankees, D-Backs, Rays Agree To Three-Team Trade; Souza To Arizona, Drury To New York

    MLB Trade Rumors "The D-backs are also sending left-hander Anthony Banda, one of their top overall prospects, to the Rays in the deal, tweets Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. Joel Sherman of the New York Post tweets that minor league righty Taylor Weidner is going from Arizona to New York in the deal,..." February 20

  • MLB Rumors: Mike Moustakas to Yankees or White Sox?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The MLB free agent market (finally) is starting to dry up, especially for teams looking to add an impact bat. Outfielder J.D. Martinez and his 45 home runs signed with the Boston Red Sox. First baseman Eric Hosmer and his 25 home runs signed with the San Diego Padres. Could former Kansas City..." February 20

  • Yankees’ other untouchable gem is slobbering over outfield

    New York Post "After the main event of Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge taking batting practice ended Monday, the other groups took BP at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Estevan Florial was in the final group, with mostly other young prospects, but he likely won’t stay there for long. Yankees officials love..." February 20

  • Brian Cashman makes Yankees’ 2018 goal clear: ‘I need another ring’

    New York Daily News "The GM of the Yankees has only one goal in mind for 2018. “I need another ring,” said Brian Cashman, who already has four of them as GM, on Monday. “I’ve got rings, but there are other guys who don’t have rings. Some have rings somewhere else, but they want a Yankee ring. I think having a ring..." February 20

  • Will the market allow the Yankees to afford Mike Moustakas?

    CBS Sports "We're headed toward late February and third baseman Mike Moustakas -- coming off a 38-homer season in 2017 -- remains unsigned. That's the case for a number of notable free agents, as so often discussed this winter. The market for Moustakas, though, may be thin even by those standards. In..." February 19

  • CC Sabathia is the old man in Yankees' rotation but a new man on mound

    ESPN "CC Sabathia stood in front of his corner locker, at 37 the elder statesman on a New York Yankees team that will have fewer 30-somethings than it has had in a long time. As he took questions from the media, Ron Guidry -- Mr. Louisiana Lightning himself -- interrupted to ask Sabathia about..." February 17

  • Giancarlo Stanton sees a lot of himself in Aaron Judge

    MLB.com "The second phase of Giancarlo Stanton's career is officially underway, as the reigning National League Most Valuable Player reported for his first Spring Training as a member of the Yankees on Friday. Having flown from the West Coast several days before the mandated report date for position..." February 16

  • Scott Boras remains patient, but he and his free agents are really testing the limit

    New York Daily News "It’s three days into spring training, with full squads reporting in five days — does Scott Boras know where his free agents’ teams are? Baseball’s Avenging Agent is accustomed to playing the waiting game, even into March, and when it comes to getting the richest contracts for his clients,..." February 16

  • Top Yankees Prospect Shot in Hip During Attempted Robbery in Venezuela

    12 Up "​New York Yankees ​manager Aaron Boone had some troubling news when he addressed the media on Friday. He announced that one of their top infield prospects, Thairo Estrada, was shot in the right hip in his native Venezuela during a robbery attempt last month." February 16

  • Sabathia ‘would be panicking’ if he were still a free agent

    New York Post "If CC Sabathia were a high-end free agent these days he would be swallowing Xanax. Fortunately, he doesn’t have to worry about the slow market, because he signed a one-year deal for $10 million to remain a Yankee in December, long before the free-agent waters froze. Yu Darvish signed a six-year..." February 16

  • Low-risk signing could have inside track on Gleyber Torres’ spot

    New York Post "It’s clear even after Gleyber Torres missed much of last season with a torn ligament in his left elbow that the 21-year-old is the Yankees’ second baseman of the future — unless he ends up being shifted to third. In the meantime, though, Danny Espinosa — who signed a minor league deal with the..." February 16

  • CC Sabathia reacts to Justin Verlander’s thoughts on Yankees hype

    Sportress of Blogitude "CC Sabathia opted to more or less agree with how Justin Verlander took issue with how the New York Yankees are being hailed as front-runners in 2018, not the reigning World Series champion Houston Astros. “He is not lying,” Sabathia said of Verlander’s take, via the New York Post. Verlander..." February 15

  • CC Sabathia already a little banged-up

    New York Post "The initial Yankees injury of the spring wasn’t a big one, but it did happen to CC Sabathia who left George M. Steinbrenner Field with a wrapped left ankle. “It was during PFPs [pitchers fielding practice] and I was fielding a ball,’’ said Sabathia, who remained in the drill despite rolling his..." February 15

  • Yankees' Aaron Judge, behind this spring, opens up on injury that fueled 2-month slump

    Newark Star-Ledger "All along, the ice packs wrapping around Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge's left shoulder after almost every second-half game last season seemed to be a logical explanation for how a sensational first 3 1/2 months led into a two-month slump. Then and now, the 2017 American League Rookie of the..." February 15

  • The stud arms of Yankees future don’t want to wait much longer

    New York Post "A year ago at this time, James Kaprielian was the top pitching prospect in the Yankees’ minor league system. Less than a month into the season, Kaprielian learned he would have to undergo Tommy John surgery and then the right-hander was sent to the A’s in July as part of the deal that brought..." February 15

  • Yankees ace? Luis Severino says give him 2 years

    Newark Star-Ledger "Luis Severino showed up for the Yankees' first spring training practice of the year Wednesday dressed in washed-out jeans and a white t-shirt. Before changing, the All-Star right-hander sat at his Steinbrenner Field locker gabbing away in Spanish to the teammate who is stationed one locker to his..." February 15

  • Boone says Yanks will ‘try and go slow’ with Judge

    Sportress of Blogitude "New York Yankees first-year manager Aaron Boone on Wednesday indicated the team will exercise patience with Aaron Judge as he recovers from offseason shoulder surgery. “We’ll try and go slow with him,” Boone said, via Newsday. Judge is off a fantastic 2017 campaign in which he won AL Rookie..." February 14

  • Yankees won’t push Aaron Judge after shoulder surgery

    Newsday "Feeling no need to push it, Aaron Boone said the Yankees will ease Aaron Judge into the spring. “We’ll try and go slow with him,” Boone said Wednesday. Judge, coming off a season in which he hit a rookie-record 52 homers, won AL rookie of the year and finished second in MVP voting, underwent..." February 14

  • Club exec: Front-office staffer was asked to leave workout at free-agent camp

    The Score "The Major League Baseball Players Association announced earlier this week that media members won't be allowed at the union's free-agent training camp in Bradenton, Fla., and it doesn't look like front-office executives are welcome at IMG Academy, either. On Wednesday, a general manager's..." February 14

  • Here’s why Yankees shouldn’t press for another starter

    Fanrag Sports "As the New York Yankees open camp along with the rest of Major League Baseball, their rotation has been a hot topic of conversation. As of now, the presumed staff will feature Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Sonny Gray, CC Sabathia and Jordan Montgomery, though that last spot is technically..." February 14

  • Yankees’ free agent infield, pitching options as spring training begins

    New York Daily News "At this juncture, it feels like the Yankees are doing a balancing act, weighing the potential risks and rewards of adding to their roster while also having to stay under the $197 million luxury-tax threshold. It seems like a more established infielder would have to settle for a one-year deal to..." February 14

  • MLB Rumors: Pondering a blockbuster trade that lands Manny Machado in New York

    The Athletic "Let’s start with multiple disclaimers. The trade scenario I am about to discuss is no more than a concept and, as far as I know, it is not currently under serious discussion. The teams kicked around the idea, according to a major-league source, but even if they could agree on the particulars –..." February 14

  • Justin Verlander dismisses notion that Yankees are AL team to beat

    Sportsnaut "Let it never be said that athletes don’t pay attention to what those in the media say about them. Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander proved on Tuesday that he’s quite aware of predictions that have been made. Chris Russo, host of MLB Network’s “High Heat,” made it clear that in the..." February 13

  • MLB Rumors: Yankees keeping in touch with long-shot Moustakas

    Fanrag Sports "Free agent third baseman Mike Moustakas and the Yankees have been in occasional contact in recent days, though Yankees people suggest the signing of any star remains unlikely at this moment due to concerns over the luxury-tax threshold and potential loss of a draft pick. Moustakas would..." February 13

  • MLB Rumors: Yankees to benefit from Red Sox low-balling JD Martinez?

    Newark Star-Ledger "On paper, the Yankees seem like the team to beat in the American League East. After all, they came within a game of reaching the 2017 World Series, and all they did during the offseason was add NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton and his 59 home runs to the lineup. But to win the division, the Yankees..." February 13

  • Here’s how Hideki Irabu helped the Yankees get Aaron Judge

    Sportsnaut "While the New York Yankees of the late 1990’s didn’t have many failures, the Hideki Irabu experiment clearly falls into that category. He had three awful years in New York before getting traded to the Montreal Expos. But if the Yankees hadn’t traded for Irabu in 1997, they wouldn’t have drafted..." February 13

  • Aaron Boone wants Yankees to embrace World Series expectations

    Newsday "Earlier in the day Dellin Betances said it would be a disappointing season if the Yankees don’t win the World Series. Music to the ears of new manager Aaron Boone. “He’s right about the World Series, it would be a great year,” Boone said early Tuesday afternoon in his spring training kickoff..." February 13

  • Sherman suggests Yankees could attempt to trade for Cabrera

    SNY TV "In their search for an infielder, the Yankees could attempt to trade for the Mets' Asdrubal Cabrera, suggests the New York Post's Joel Sherman. Among a host of other infield options available via free agency or trade, Sherman writes that "maybe even the Mets' Asdrubal Cabrera could be had via..." February 13

  • Lawsuit: Baseball Agency Made Under-The-Table Payments To Players, Helped Provide Them PEDs

    Deadspin "ACES Baseball Agency is being sued by a former associate, Juan Carlos Nuñez, who says his former bosses encouraged him to make under-the-table payments to players and their families as well as help clients get steroids for bigger contracts. The lawsuit was filed today in New York State Supreme..." February 13

  • Report: Yankees to Attend Tim Lincecum's Seattle Showcase

    12 Up "​Free agency this offseason in the Major Leagues has been a real dud. There's a host of top talent still out on the market waiting to be signed, and knowing that, former Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum has decided to take his own unique approach to catching the attention of a potential Big League..." February 13

  • Last year’s Yankees spring surprise has found his best pitch

    New York Post "By most accounts, Jordan Montgomery had a standout rookie season. The southpaw was one of the Yankees’ most unexpected surprises out of spring training a year ago, when he won the final spot in the rotation and went on to go 9-7 with a 3.88 ERA in 155 1/3 innings. The team’s fourth-round..." February 13

  • MLB Rumors: Yankees stealing 'fed up' J.D. Martinez from Red Sox?

    Newark Star-Ledger "If you thought the Yankees lineup was a juggernaut already, imagine adding free-agent slugger J.D. Martinez to the mix. No, the Yankees aren't on the cusp of signing right-handed masher. But if talks between Martinez and the Boston Red Sox continue to sour during spring training, a fascinating..." February 12

  • Goose Gossage spurned by Yankees, rips Brian Cashman: With power 'you turn into a f--king a--hole'

    New York Daily News "Goose Gossage won’t be flying south to help the Yankees — he never even recieved a call to become a guest instructor this season. And now the Hall of Fame reliever is ripping Brian Cashman: "With power ... you turn into a f--king a--hole. Is that it?" Gossage has ruffled some feathers with..." February 12

  • The Montreal Expos Can Fix Baseball’s Free Agency Problem

    Uproxx "The World Series was pretty great for the second year in a row, and we’re in the middle of a dinger golden age. Is baseball great? You bet. But it’s very possible that the sport is also broken on some level. Some of the principals seem to think so, especially when it comes to the economics of the..." February 12

  • This free-agency freeze is helping the Yankees now and later

    New York Post "Every day that goes by without a rush of free-agent signings is a victory for the Yankees. With the opening of spring training this week, teams can expect the asking prices to fall for the unemployed. That aids any club, though the Yankees more than many as they count every penny to stay under..." February 12

  • Why Yankees must consider adding to rotation this season

    Newsday "Think quick. No Googling. Do you recall who started Game 7 of the ALCS for the Yankees when their season ended last October at Minute Maid Park? Not Luis Severino, the resident prodigy. Not Masahiro Tanaka, the pitcher paid $155 million to be the team’s ace. It was 37-year-old CC Sabathia,..." February 12

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