Yankees Rumors & News

  • 20h
    Bryan Hoch @BryanHoch

    Jacoby Ellsbury was removed from the game because his hip tightened up, Joe Girardi said. They're hopeful he can play tomorrow.

  • Harvey stuffs Yankees as Mets even Subway series

    New York Post "Having placed the pinstriped bodies in the casket, Matt Harvey wanted to drop the top, lower the box into the ground and throw dirt on it. “Just let me have him,’’ Harvey said to Terry Collins when the Mets’ manager arrived on the mound with two outs in the ninth, Chris Young coming to the..." April 26

  • 1d
    Daniel Barbarisi @DanBarbarisi

    Brett Gardner said he started the Yankee mustache trend, other guys followed suit - headley, mccann, rogers, ellsbury.. Trying to get ARod.

  • Yanks smash deGrom and Mets

    New York Post "The Mets’ winning streak is gone with “de” wind. Jacob deGrom had been close to untouchable in his previous three starts this season, but on a chilly night in The Bronx, the Yankees took batting practice against the right-hander and ended an 11-game Mets winning streak that had made manager..." April 25

  • Tanaka, bullpen, balk add up to Yankees win over Tigers

    New York Post "Having dominated the best team in the American League, the Yankees aren’t about to wilt in front of the hottest team in baseball when the Subway Series opens Friday night in The Bronx. While the Yankees turned what sure looked like a miserable first month around on the road, the Mets have..." April 24

  • Inside details of how A-Rod’s 660 fight with Yankees will play out

    New York Post "With the way he’s hitting, Alex Rodriguez looks likely to soon join Willie Mays on the career home run chart. But the controversy surrounding this achievement will take longer to resolve. In fact, the hearing to decide whether A-Rod will get a $6 million bonus for tying Mays with 660 homers..." April 24

  • Yankees unload on David Price amid snowfall in Detroit

    New York Post "When David Price hits free agency following the season, a person who knows him from his time with Tampa Bay said the former Rays pitcher will prefer signing with an NL team because he loves to hit. Another thing making the NL attractive to the stud lefty is that the Yankees won’t leave the..." April 23

  • Former Yankees OF Bernie Williams to sign retirement papers Friday

    CBSSports.com "Former Yankees outfielder Bernie Williams will formally sign his retirement papers at a press conference Friday at Yankee Stadium, the team announced Wednesday. The 46-year-old Williams has not played in the majors since 2006. The Yankees announced in February they planned to retire Williams'..." April 22

  • Nathan Eovaldi silences Tigers’ bats in Yankees’ 5-2 win

    New York Daily News "If you were wondering how Nathan Eovaldi would fare against some of the American League’s toughest lineups, he helped answer that question Tuesday night. Eovaldi followed CC Sabathia’s lead, producing a strong effort against arguably the most powerful lineup in the AL to lift the Yankees to a..." April 22

  • Bernie Williams set to officially retire, nearly 9 years after final game

    ESPN.com "There is no longer any need to worry that Bernie Williams' No. 51 jersey will be retired before he is. The former New York Yankees center fielder, who has not played in a major league game since Oct. 1, 2006, will officially sign his retirement papers in a news conference at Yankee Stadium..." April 22

  • Girardi: No special dugout plans for A-Rod’s 660

    New York Post "Joe Girardi can’t predict the reaction from Alex Rodriguez’s teammates whenever Rodriguez ties Willie Mays for fourth place on the all-time home run list at 660. Rodriguez is two back of Mays. “I don’t know what’s going to happen there,” the Yankees manager said. “It’s hard to choreograph..." April 22

  • Tigers make right plays, get right breaks in win

    Detroit News "Alfredo Simon struck out Alex Rodriguez as a birthday present to his mother, and also nearly beaned him twice. Jose Iglesias made a play in the sixth inning that no shortstop has made around here in decades. Joba Chamberlain, who has been less than dominant in the early going this season, induced..." April 21

  • Pineda pedestrian, but Yankees do enough to sweep Rays

    New York Post "It’s back to the varsity schedule for the Yankees starting Monday night. After stinking against the Blue Jays, Red Sox and Orioles to start the season, the Yankees got healthy on the Rays this past weekend at Tropicana Field where Sunday’s 5-3 victory completed a three-game sweep in front of..." April 20

  • Yankees should embrace A-Rod as he exceeds expectations

    Fox Sports "Here'€™s my thesis, though: Alex Rodriguez is a pretty talented player, and should be accorded the respect due a pretty talented player who also happens to be -- like it or not! --€“ a human being, not terribly unlike you and me. Friday, Rodriguez hit a 477-foot home run (you can see most of..." April 20

  • MLB sets attendance record for first 2 weekends of season

    The Score "Baseball is proving, yet again, that it's not a dying sport. The first chunk of the 2015 season provided concrete evidence that America's pastime is alive and well. Major League Baseball games across the sport's 30 parks drew 1.5 million fans during each of the first two weekends for the..." April 20

  • Surging A-Rod a pleasant surprise

    North Jersey "Good luck to anyone trying to figure why Alex Rodriguez has become the Yankees’ best hitter, despite all the factors that should’ve been working against him. That includes his age, the yearlong drug suspension, two surgically repaired hips and going cold turkey on PEDs. We think. Let’s address..." April 20

  • Joe Buck has a truly awful suggestion about how to improve MLB broadcasts

    SI.com "Specifically to baseball, I would make players more accessible. There is no way networks can be able to talk to NASCAR drivers before they stuff themselves into the driver's seat of a race car to go over 200 miles per hour while we are all forbidden to talk to the starting pitcher of that night's..." April 20

  • 7d
    Bryan Hoch @BryanHoch

    Carlos Beltran (illness) still feels “weak,” according to Joe Girardi. They’re hopeful he can play tomorrow at Detroit.

  • Masahro Tanaka pitches like an ace again as Yankees pound Rays

    New York Post "A split-finger fastball strikeout of Allan Dykstra in the second inning seemingly sent a message to the Rays hitters: Masahiro Tanaka was going to use his signature pitch with two strikes. That message couldn’t have been interpreted more wrongly by the Rays because more often than not when..." April 19

  • 8d
    Bryan Hoch @BryanHoch

    Carlos Beltran is out of the lineup (illness). Girardi said he wasn’t sure if Beltran would be back Sunday.

  • 8d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source #Marlins claim LHP Matt Tracy from #Yankees.

  • A-Rod blasts two homeruns in Yankees win against Rays

    New York Post "Alex Rodriguez made his bed several times when it comes to performance-enhancing drugs, so feel free to speculate why at a very advanced baseball age with two surgically repaired hips and having missed all of last season, he easily is the Yankees’ best hitter. On the first day he worked out at..." April 18

  • Masahiro Tanaka: I still have to build up my arm strength

    New York Post "Arm strength among starting pitchers isn’t fully developed until they have worked 60 to 70 regular season innings. It has been a staple of the craft forever. So, it wasn’t surprising to hear Masahiro Tanaka say he continues to build arm strength after two subpar starts, in which he has worked a..." April 18

  • Why the Yankees’ season already could be on the brink

    New York Post "So the earliest of early returns are in, Thursday’s off day affording the Yankees a chance to rest up on Florida’s Gulf Coast, and boy, are they not pretty. The schedule provided the Yankees a chance to measure themselves against the consensus top three contenders for the AL East title. And if..." April 16

  • Davis has three RBIs as Orioles beat Yankees 7-5

    CSN Baltimore "Chris Davis didn’t want to call his night a redemption. After 12 strikeouts and just two runs batted in in his first seven games, Davis was eager for, well, something positive. Davis struck out three more times, but had three RBIs, including an opposite-field double that helped key a five-run..." April 16

  • Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez still hasn’t paid legal bills from Biogenesis defense: court papers

    New York Daily News "The Biogenesis saga continues for Alex Rodriguez thanks to his mysterious refusal to pay a relatively small legal bill left over from his ill-fated 2013 challenge to a doping suspension. Court papers recently served on Rodriguez shed some light on the inner workings of the legal army he..." April 16

  • The Yankees are interested in the Braves’ top prospect, Jose Peraza

    Hardball Talk "George King of the New York Post reports that the Yankees have told the Braves that they’re interested in their top prospect, infielder Jose Peraza. They’re scouting him as well. Peraza, who is playing second base for the Braves’ Triple-A club, is actually a natural shortstop. He’s got the..." April 16

  • ‘I don’t miss it at all': Jeter

    New York Post "Think Derek Jeter misses his baseball career? Guess again. Jeter surfaced Wednesday night, being interviewed by his own The Players Tribune on SiriusXM Mad Dog Radio, and answered that question emphatically. “The question I always got was, ‘Do you miss it?’ and I always say, ‘Wait until..." April 16

  • Brian Cashman: Yankees' 'defensive mistakes have been shocking'

    ESPN.com "New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is as dumbfounded as any of the team's fans by the poor performance of his club through its first nine games of the 2015 season. "Our defensive mistakes have been shocking," a clearly frustrated Cashman told ESPNNewYork.com on Thursday. "Our..." April 16

  • 10d
    New York Yankees @Yankees

    OF Brett Gardner had an MRI in Tampa, reconfirming a bone bruise on his right wrist as previously diagnosed by Monday's X-ray.

  • Yankees minor leaguer Wilking Rodriguez suspended 80 games for PEDs

    Hardball Talk "From the blotter: The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that New York Yankees Minor League right-handed pitcher Wilking Rodriguez has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Furosemide, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the..." April 15

  • Gonzalez fans 10, O's outlast Yanks

    CSN Baltimore "The Orioles desperately needed a strong start on Tuesday night, and Miguel Gonzalez gave them one. Gonzalez struck out a career high 10 batters in seven innings to lead the Orioles to a 4-3 win over the New York Yankees before 19,283 at Oriole Park. The crowd was held down because of the..." April 15

  • Yankees ignore A-Rod's upcoming HR milestone in press release

    New York Daily News "When is a milestone not really a milestone? When the Yankees decide it’s not, apparently. The team is not including Alex Rodriguez’s pursuit of Willie Mays’ No. 4 spot on the all-time home runs list as part of its daily “Upcoming Milestones” sheet, which distributed to the media prior to every..." April 15

  • Stephen Drew steps in and steps up with grand slam to lift Yankees

    New York Post "Stephen Drew hitting for Brett Gardner isn’t a move made by a smart manager these days. Yet, manager Joe Girardi was forced into it Monday night at Camden Yards against Orioles’ right-hander Tommy Hunter. Gardner couldn’t bat because of stiffness in his right wrist after he was hit by a..." April 14

  • Barry Bonds: Yankees should celebrate Alex Rodriguez for No. 660

    ESPN New York "Barry Bonds can't understand why the New York Yankees continue to turn a blind eye to Alex Rodriguez's needing only five home runs to tie Willie Mays in fourth place on the all-time list. "Anytime anybody in the game does something that's a great accomplishment, the game of baseball should..." April 14

  • 12d
    Marly~ESPN Deportes @MarlyRiveraESPN

    Good news for @IvanNova47, who'll face hitters during live BP tomorrow in Tampa for first time since his Tommy John surgery (April 29, 2014)

  • Baseball’s new metal detectors won’t keep you safe. They’ll just make you miss a few innings.

    Washington Post "Fans attending Major League Baseball games are being greeted in a new way this year: with metal detectors at the ballparks. Touted as a counterterrorism measure, they’re nothing of the sort. They’re pure security theater: They look good without doing anything to make us safer. We’re stuck with..." April 14

  • Yankees finally come alive, absolutely hammer Red Sox

    New York Post "And you were worried about the Yankees in general because of a senses-numbing, 1-4 start and Masahiro Tanaka in particular because of his initial awful effort. In what manager Joe Girardi labeled a “really important” game, the Yankees received an effective, although unspectacular, start from..." April 13

  • Masahiro Tanaka and his “new” velocity struggled again

    Hardball Talk "Lost in the Yankees rocking Clay Buchholz and the Red Sox’s bullpen for 14 runs Sunday night is that Masahiro Tanaka had another unimpressive start as he continues to keep pitching and avoid Tommy John elbow surgery. Tanaka completed five innings, which is three more outs than he got versus the..." April 13

  • Joe Kelly Dominates Yankees in Red Sox 8-4 Win

    Boston "oe Kelly did his part to make sure there was no ultramarathon in the Bronx. Less than 12 hours after his teammates outlasted the Yankees in an epic 19-inning affair, Kelly took the mound at Yankee Stadium and delivered a dominant one-hit outing in a 8-4 win for the Red Sox. Kelly, who was..." April 12

  • Yankees won’t declare Alex Rodriguez’s home runs ‘milestones,' prepared to arbitrate to avoid paying bonus money

    New York Daily News "Alex Rodriguez inched closer to one of baseball’s hallowed records Thursday night — and even closer to another legal battle. Rodriguez hit the 655th home run of his career in a 6-3 loss to the Blue Jays, moving to within five homers of Willie Mays on the all-time home run list. He trails Barry..." April 12

  • Red Sox beat Yankees, 6-5, in 19-inning marathon

    Boston Herald "Steven Wright knew he was in for a weird night when he looked around in the bullpen and he was the only one left. The knuckleballer was told a few days ago he might start for the Red Sox on Saturday, but after Joe Kelly was deemed healthy enough to make Saturday's start, Wright was sent to the..." April 11

  • MLB, union prohibit players from daily fantasy games

    ESPN.com "Major League Baseball and the players' association have agreed to a deal that forbids players from playing in daily fantasy baseball games that involve a prize, but still allows them to endorse these companies. Earlier this week, at the IMG World Congress in California, commissioner Rob Manfred..." April 11

  • Blue Jays Hold On To Early Lead, Win Series Against Yankees

    Bluebird Banter "After a tough loss yesterday, the Blue Jays managed to hang on to an early lead and win the series against the Yankees. The Jays stormed out to the quick lead in the second, scoring four runs off of C.C. Sabathia. Edwin Encarnacion and Josh Donaldson opened the inning with singles, before Danny..." April 10

  • A-Rod hits first regular-season home run since 2013

    Sporting News "Alex Rodriguez has a limited skill set nowadays, but one of his skills is hitting home runs, and on Thursday the controversial slugger used that skill to hit a home run for the first time since Sept. 20, 2013." April 10

  • 17d
    Bryan Hoch @BryanHoch

    Yankees lineup vs. TOR: Ellsbury cf Rodriguez dh Beltran rf Teixeira 1b Headley 3b Young lf Murphy c Petit 4 Gregorius ss Sabathia p

  • Yankees' CC Sabathia, groundball specialist? MLB analyst says maybe

    Newark Star-Ledger "An ex-Yankee has some thoughts on how veteran starting pitcher CC Sabathia might be able to reinvent himself. Sabathia has had it rough the last two years. In 2013, Sabathia struggled with his velocity drop and command and posted some of the worst full-season numbers of his career. But 2014?..." April 09

  • 2 reasons why Joe Girardi is convinced Masahiro Tanaka’s OK

    New York Post "The questions surrounding Masahiro Tanaka’s health will continue at least until he pitches better than he did on Opening Day, manager Joe Girardi admitted on Wednesday. “I’ve seen the way he’s thrown his split,” Girardi said before the Yankees’ 4-3 victory over the Blue Jays. “I’ve seen him..." April 09

  • Crazy rally in eighth gives Yankees first win of season

    New York Post "Yankee Stadium has hosted its share of late-game rallies. Not many have been as, well, strange as Wednesday night’s comeback in the Yankees’ 4-3 win over the Blue Jays. The Yankees took advantage of a bloop double, two batters hit by pitches and a wild pitch to take the lead in the bottom of..." April 09

  • MLB Has Started Issuing Warnings To Those Violating Pace-Of-Play Rules

    Deadspin.com "This offseason, MLB instituted a handful of new rules aimed at speeding up games. Less than a week into the season, the league seems to be making an effort to stay on top of the enforcement of these new rules. The new rules require batters to keep at least one foot in the batter’s box..." April 09