Yankees Rumors & News

  • Yankees on track to avoid luxury tax; Red Sox, Nationals only teams projected above threshold

    Newsday "The Boston Red Sox and Washington Nationals are the only teams on track to pay baseball’s luxury tax this year, according to opening-day payroll totals compiled by Major League Baseball and obtained by The Associated Press. Boston’s payroll at the start of the season for purposes of the tax was..." April 24

  • Miguel Andujar’s historic start means difficult Drury decision

    New York Post "Miguel Andujar joined Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio as the only Yankees under the age of 24 to have an extra-base hit in seven straight games when he homered to lead off the bottom of the second in the Yankees 14-1 win over the Twins Monday night. While no one could have predicted Andujar..." April 24

  • Nationals trade pitcher A.J. Cole to Yankees for cash considerations

    Washington Post "The Washington Nationals announced Monday night that they have traded right-hander A.J. Cole to the New York Yankees for cash considerations, officially ending Cole’s second stint with the organization after he was designated for assignment on Friday. A former premier pitching prospect, the..." April 24

  • Yankees' Neil Walker calls recent free-agent experience 'alarming'

    Sporting News "The home clubhouse at Yankee Stadium is a far cry from the IMG Sports Academy. Neil Walker went to IMG in Bradenton, Fla., to participate in the spring training camp for free agents, the first of its kind in more than 20 years. He was there until the Yankees called with an offer, one he was..." April 24

  • Patrick Corbin may be the next Yankees ace?

    USA Today "The greatest free-agent class in baseball history just got a whole lot better, and you better believe the New York Yankees are paying close attention. The Yankees, who are getting below the $197 million luxury tax for a reason, know all about the marquee names who will be free agents in..." April 23

  • Yankees' Gleyber Torres makes English a priority of his big-league experience

    Sporting News "As reporters huddled around his locker on Sunday, Gleyber Torres was hesitant to engage. The 21-year-old was fresh off of his long-awaited debut, but it was an 0-for-4 afternoon that featured a strikeout and seven runners left on base in a 5-1 Yankees win over the Blue Jays. Torres’ caution had..." April 23

  • Yankees win with youngest lineup in 48 years

    SNY TV "With the franchise's youngest lineup in 48 years, the Yankees improved to 4-2 on their 10-game homestand with a 5-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday at Yankee Stadium. Luis Severino, 24, struck out six batters in seven strong innings, while 23-year-old Miguel Andujar went 4-for-4 with..." April 23

  • Gleyber Torres embraced by Yankees fans despite 0-for-4 major-league debut

    New York Daily News "The fans at Yankee Stadium booed louder than they have even for Giancarlo Stanton this month immediately after top prospect Gleyber Torres flied out in the eighth inning on Sunday, the fourth consecutive time he was retired in his highly anticipated major-league debut. The Bronx crowd was not..." April 23

  • Yankees Designate Jace Peterson, Select David Hale

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees have designated infielder/outfielder Jace Peterson for assignment and selected the contract of right-hander David Hale from Triple-A, per a team announcement. This is the second time in a two-week span that the Yankees have designated the 27-year-old Peterson, who re-signed with the..." April 22

  • The Yankees’ spring wonder is figuring it all out

    New York Post "For much of the offseason, it seemed like Miguel Andujar was on his way to being the starting third baseman in The Bronx. Instead, a spring training trade brought Brandon Drury to the Yankees and suddenly, Andujar was no longer the third baseman of the present — or maybe even the future. But..." April 22

  • Jordan Montgomery’s worst moments created his best

    New York Post "With the Yankees’ bullpen depleted because of injuries and a high workload, Jordan Montgomery entered Saturday’s game against the Blue Jays even more determined to pitch into the late innings. A bases-loaded situation with one out in the third, then, was hardly ideal in the Yankees’ 9-1 win in..." April 22

  • Gleyber Torres says he’s ready for this as the moment arrives

    New York Post "The question heading into spring training for Gleyber Torres was whether he was ready to break through to the majors. On Sunday he did, making his Yankees debut against the Blue Jays in The Bronx. Before the game, the 21-year-old was asked if he was ready for the next step: “Yeah,” Torres..." April 22

  • Yankees promote Gleyber Torres, top prospect, to majors

    New York Daily News "It’s Gleyber time. The Yankees are promoting top prospect Gleyber Torres to the major leagues, a source confirmed to the Daily News. The infielder will join the Yankees on Sunday for their series finale against the Blue Jays at the Stadium. First pitch is slated for 1:05 p.m. Torres was..." April 21

  • Drury working to alleviate migraine issue

    MLB.com "Brandon Drury was on the Yankee Stadium infield early on Saturday morning, his spikes digging into the dirt as he repeatedly rounded first base under the watch of the coaching staff. Sidelined with severe migraines that have caused blurred vision, those simple steps represented progress as he aims..." April 21

  • Aaron Boone not giving Sonny Gray a personal catcher

    Larry Brown Sports "Aaron Boone is not giving Sonny Gray a personal catcher anymore. The New York Yankees manager has Gary Sanchez set to catch Gray for Friday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays rather than Austin Romine, who has caught Gray for many of his starts. Boone told reporters on Friday that Gray and..." April 21

  • Yankees' Gray not alarmed by dip in velocity

    MLB.com "Sonny Gray was certain that he had identified the mechanical flaw that was holding back his top-level performance, and so the right-hander voiced a plan to simplify that approach and unveil those adjustments at his next opportunity. Back to the drawing board. Gray's early-season struggles..." April 21

  • MLB rumors: Yankees stealing Clayton Kershaw from Dodgers in free agency?

    Newark Star-Ledger "As the Yankees try to get out of an early-season hole, the future is bright. That can (and still should) be said about this current season. Despite a tough start, there's too much talent in the Bronx for this season to end up totally in the gutter. But even if the 2018 Yankees don't reach the..." April 20

  • Yankees will take any Giancarlo Stanton positive they can get

    New York Post "The combination of Aaron Judge hitting second and Giancarlo Stanton third had not resulted in the offense anyone expected, so Aaron Boone made a change Thursday. The Yankees manager moved Stanton, who entered the day hitless in his previous 13 at-bats, out of the three-hole for the first time..." April 20

  • Yankees pitching starting to look like a real problem

    SNY TV "Ask nearly any front office executive when it's time to worry about a struggling team, and you'll get the same answer: Memorial Day. Only then has a GM gathered enough data to make a reliable judgment about his ballclub. But the rest of us can't help but wonder right now about the 8-8 Yankees,..." April 19

  • Yankees players, manager post anti-bullying message

    ESPN "Count the New York Yankees among those determined to stop bullying in schools. The organization on Wednesday posted a video with an anti-bullying message on its social media accounts. The video featured 24 of its players as well as manager Aaron Boone. The video, which featured players and..." April 19

  • MLB rumors: Ex-Yankee Joe Girardi to replace fired Reds manager Bryan Price?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The MLB season isn't even a month old, and we have our first coaching casualty. The Cincinnati Reds fired manager Bryan Price on Thursday, after watching him start the season 3-15. That's the worst record in the majors, and it has the Reds nine games behind the first-place Pittsburgh Pirates in..." April 19

  • A-Rod’s nephew abducted in Lamborghini sale gone bad

    New York Post "Alex Rodriguez’s nephew was kidnapped and held for ransom in a Midtown hotel Wednesday night when a deal over a $600,000 Lamborghini went south, police sources told The Post. The retired slugger’s nephew, Norberto Susini, 29, plays minor-league ball, but his side hustle is slinging high-priced..." April 19

  • Are Yankees ready to call up Gleyber Torres?

    Newsday "It took Gleyber Torres one at-bat to show no apparent lingering issues. The Yankees’ top prospect returned to the lineup for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Wednesday after missing one game with back stiffness. The 21-year-old stood in against Gwinnett lefthander Max Fried, among the top..." April 19

  • Can Didi Gregorius keep this up?

    The Sports Daily "There are only so many conclusions we can draw from player performances less than a month into the MLB regular season. Some open your eyes so much, though, that you can’t help but wonder if these early adjustments will stick for the long term. When it comes to New York Yankees shortstop Didi..." April 19

  • Yankees bring back Adam Lind on minor-league deal

    New York Daily News "The Yankees are bringing back Adam Lind on a minor-league contract after releasing him this spring. He is headed to extended spring training. The Yankees haven't gotten much production at first base from the likes of Neil Walker (.173) or Tyler Austin (.262) thus far." April 19

  • Yankees running out of reasons not to bring up Gleyber Torres

    New York Post "What it comes down to, as we survey the cosmic forces that will finally put Gleyber Torres in a Yankees uniform, is coverage. The Yankees launched the season with coverage in favor of assigning their top prospect to the minor leagues. They actually gained a little coverage, in a manner that..." April 18

  • Yankee Stadium continues to boo struggling Stanton, hitting .086 at home

    The Score "Yankee Stadium continues to be a house of horrors for Giancarlo Stanton. The slugger endured another miserable night at the plate Tuesday, going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts, an infield popup, and grounded into a double play against the Miami Marlins. He finished 0-for-7 with one walk and four..." April 18

  • Yankees considering dropping Giancarlo Stanton in lineup

    Larry Brown Sports "Giancarlo Stanton’s disastrous first few weeks as a New York Yankee has manager Aaron Boone reconsidering his spot in the batting order. After Stanton went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts on Tuesday in a 9-1 loss to his former team, the Miami Marlins, Boone said he was thinking about dropping the..." April 18

  • Don Mattingly Unsure If Giancarlo Stanton Can Handle Boos From Yankees Fans

    NESN "New York Yankees right fielder Giancarlo Stanton already has started to feel the pressure from Yankees fans after striking out five times in two separate games, resulting in getting booed from the crowd. The slugger, who was traded to New York from the Miami Marlins in a blockbuster trade over..." April 17

  • Source explains why it would be surprising if Yankees promote Gleyber Torres soon

    Newark Star-Ledger "A source close to top prospect Gleyber Torres told NJ Advance Media on Tuesday he'd be surprised if the Yankees call Torres up within the next couple of days since it would seem such a blatant exploitation of the service clock rules. The source requested to be off the record in order to speak..." April 17

  • A-Rod asked to cut child support confirms father of ex-wife Cynthia

    New York Daily News "John Scurtis, father to Alex Rodriguez's ex-wife Cynthia and the family patriarch, says the scandal-stained former Yankee slugger has tried to reduce his child support payments for the couple's two daughters, Natasha and Ella, confirming a Daily News report from last week. "My daughter Cynthia..." April 17

  • This is the next-best thing to a Giancarlo Stanton hot start

    New York Post "Giancarlo Stanton is struggling, trying to get the feel for being a Yankee. This is a difficult process, coming from another team. The second-best thing that could have happened to Stanton, however, is taking place. Sure, it would be wonderful for the Yankees if Stanton had gotten off to a..." April 17

  • Aaron Judge becomes quickest to hit 60 career home runs

    Hardball Talk "Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge hit his 60th career home run on Monday night, a solo blast to right field off of Marlins starter Caleb Smith in the second inning. In doing so, Judge became the quickest to 60 career dingers. He got there in 197 games, beating the previous record of 202 games held by..." April 17

  • Yankees' Brandon Drury admits to batting with blurred vision 'all the time' while battling migraines

    CBS Sports "Baseball players are rarely 100 percent physically. The day in, day out nature of the 162-game season ensures every player is banged up to some degree. Something is always aching. In the case of New York Yankees third baseman Brandon Drury, he's played through much more than aches and pains...." April 17

  • Gleyber Torres removed from Triple-A game after experiencing stiffness

    New York Daily News "This isn’t what the Yankees and their fans wanted to hear: Gleyber Torres exited Monday night’s game with Triple-A Scranton after experiencing back stiffness while playing in cold-weather conditions on the road in Gwinnett, Brian Cashman said. The GM had no further update other than that. The..." April 17

  • Jace Peterson Elects Free Agency

    MLB Trade Rumors "Yankees infielder Jace Peterson has elected free agency after clearing waivers, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports via Twitter. The 27-year-old Peterson was designated for assignment on Tuesday to make room for Shane Robinson, who has since been outrighted off the club’s roster. It’s certainly..." April 16

  • Giancarlo Stanton says there’s no ‘bad blood’ with Derek Jeter

    New York Daily News "It doesn’t sound like Derek Jeter will even need to send a gift basket in order to mend fences with Giancarlo Stanton. Despite their contentious dealings before Stanton was traded from Miami to New York, the Yankees’ star slugger says there’s no tension between them from his perspective. “I..." April 16

  • Yankees grooming Gleyber Torres for 3rd base? Call-up this week possible

    Newark Star-Ledger "One of Yankees GM Brian Cashman most-trusted lieutenants was dispatched to Charlotte this past weekend to get more good looks at their top prospect, one of the best in baseball. VP of baseball operation Tim Naehring has been writing up glowing reports on Gleyber Torres, who is hitting .385 in..." April 16

  • Aaron Boone: “Not necessarily” likely Yankees promote Gleyber Torres this week

    Hardball Talk "When asked if the Yankees will promote top prospect Gleyber Torres to the majors this week, manager Aaron Boone said, “Possible? Yes. Likely? Not necessarily,” Marc Carig of The Athletic reports. If they wanted to, the Yankees could promote Torres on April 18 with full knowledge they will have..." April 15

  • ‘Jeopardy!’ ran Aaron Judge category

    Larry Brown Sports "Aaron Judge has made his way from the diamond to Alex Trebek’s lips. An episode of iconic quiz show “Jeopardy!” that aired on Friday featured a category in the Double Jeopardy round that was named after the New York Yankees slugger. Alas though, the category was not actually “Aaron Judge”..." April 14

  • Yankees-Tigers postponed due to inclement weather

    MLB.com "Today's Yankees-Tigers game at Comerica Park has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game will be made up as part of a split doubleheader Sunday at 1:10 p.m. ET and 7:10 p.m. ET." April 14

  • Red-hot Torres could be answer for Yankees

    MLB.com "Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has wondered how the 2017 season would have been altered had Gleyber Torres not attempted a headfirst slide into home plate. The top prospect's promotion seemed to be inevitable, and his presence may have removed the need for a July trade that delivered..." April 13

  • Jeter won’t show up at Yankee Stadium next week

    New York Daily News "Numbah Two will not make his return to the Bronx next week. Marlins owner Derek Jeter told reporters in Miami that he would not be making the trip to New York with the team, citing it being an “awkward situation.” Jeter’s Marlins will be at Yankee Stadium on Monday and Tuesday for a quick..." April 13

  • MLB rumors: Yankees or Phillies favorites for Orioles' Manny Machado?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Buckle up, baseball fans. As the 2018 season progresses, the look forward to a sport-changing free-ageny class next winter commences. With names like Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and (potentially) Clayton Kershaw, Hall of Fame-caliber stars will hit the open market. For teams like the Yankees..." April 13

  • Sonny Gray continues to look nothing like the No. 2-type starter the Yankees hoped he’d be

    New York Daily News "The Yankees were punchless at the plate against Rick Porcello Thursday night, just one day after throwing haymakers in the infield, but Sonny Gray’s continued struggles were the biggest takeaway from the lackluster 6-3 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Gray was supposed to be a No. 2-type..." April 13

  • Alex Rodriguez fitting right in at ESPN for all the wrong reasons

    New York Post "Not that it matters to ESPN, but it didn’t take long for Alex Rodriguez to remind his latest TV employers of what they blissfully try to ignore: Rodriguez is full of it. Not only is he a proven liar with a career predicated on illegal drug enrichment, his current charms and telegenic looks..." April 13

  • Why MLB will continue to have bench-clearing brawls

    USA Today "Major League Baseball issued suspensions and fines for Wednesday’s bench-clearing brawl between the Red Sox and Yankees, with Boston pitcher Joe Kelly and New York first baseman Tyler Austin getting banished six and five games, respectively. Soon to follow will be discipline for the Rockies vs...." April 13

  • Yankees' Phil Nevin says gesture by Red Sox manager Alex Cora was 'unprofessional'

    ESPN "The renewal of bad blood between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees has spilled over to the coaching staffs. While fans and media focused on Tyler Austin's hard slide into second base Wednesday night, Joe Kelly's retaliatory fastball that hit Austin in the ribs and the benches- and..." April 12

  • MLB hands down suspensions and fines for the Yankees-Red Sox brawl

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball has issued the following press release to levy discipline for the brawl between the Yankees and Red Sox that transpired on Wednesday night in Fenway Park. Here are the pertinent details regarding the suspensions of Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly and Yankees DH Tyler Austin:..." April 12

  • MLB batters getting hit by pitches at a historic rate - and tensions are high

    USA Today "Major league pitchers are placing batters on notice: Beware of the inside pitch. The regular season is only two weeks old and already 149 batters -- or 0.42 per game -- have been plunked. It's certainly very early, but that rate is 17% higher than 2017's full-season rate and would be the..." April 12