Yankees Rumors & News

  • Judge trying 'not to listen' to MVP chants from Yankee fans

    Newark Star-Ledger "They were loud. They were clear. Yankees fans showered rookie Aaron Judge with chants of "MVP! MVP!" at various points of Sunday's 9-5 win over the A's at Yankee Stadium. Judge spurred them with yet another huge day in a storybook season. The 25-year-old ripped his first career grand slam..." May 29

  • Dellin Betances' domination has Yankees teammates sharing fans' excitement

    Sporting News "Adam Warren can’t help but find Dellin Betances amusing. When the 6-8, 265-pound reliever takes the mound, Warren and the rest of the Yankees don’t just feel confident. They get legitimately excited. Watching Betances is as entertaining to them as it is to fans paying for a ticket. The only..." May 28

  • Don’t be surprised if Austin Romine always catches Tanaka

    New York Post "So look, this theory given life by startling numbers that Austin Romine should replace Gary Sanchez behind the plate whenever Masahiro Tanaka gets the ball may be nothing but nonsense, but chances are the putative ace of the staff may just have a personal catcher for the next little..." May 27

  • Headley gets time off; Torres won't be rushed

    MLB.com "Third baseman Chase Headley was not in the Yankees' lineup Saturday against the Athletics, an interesting move considering his recent struggles at the plate and recent promotion of the team's top prospect, Gleyber Torres, to Triple-A. Manager Joe Girardi has said the 20-year-old Torres is still..." May 27

  • Alex Rodriguez reportedly lands ABC News deal

    Sporting News "Alex Rodriguez apparently is expanding his burgeoning media empire. Already gainfully employed as a full-time analyst at Fox Sports, Rodriguez has now agreed to a major deal to work with ABC News as well, the New York Post reports. That means the man with 696 career home runs could soon be..." May 27

  • Yankees attendance 'woes' are a point of discussion in New York these days

    CBS Sports "The Yankees are in first place, sit sixth in attendance so far this season and yet, there's a headline in the New York Times that reads, "Winning Yankees Aren't Faring Nearly as Well at the Ticket Office." What gives? Is this much ado about nothing? Let's dig in. First off, generally..." May 27

  • Gary Sanchez not to blame for Masahiro Tanaka’s struggles

    Fanrag Sports "Apparently, the desire to take the air out of Gary Sanchez’s sails continues unabated. After some off-the-record sources recently claimed the young Yankees catcher was “a mess back there,” some Twitter chatter cited the notable ERA difference when Masahiro Tanaka pitches to Sanchez compared..." May 27

  • Tanaka erases Yankees' concerns with career-high 13 Ks

    New York Daily News "Masahiro Tanaka’s gem was all for naught. After a stellar performance from the Yankees’ right-hander, Tyler Clippard first nearly threw the game away on an errant pick-off throw, and then simply pitched it away by allowing the A’s to score a pair of runs in the eighth inning. Ultimately, the..." May 27

  • Tagg Romney group told Derek Jeter to dump Jeb Bush, join their team in bid for Marlins: report

    New York Daily News "Could one Hall of Famer be trying to lure a future Cooperstown-bound shortstop to the other side in the ongoing Marlins-for-sale saga? According to the SportsBusiness Journal’s Daniel Kaplan, the bidding group led by Tagg Romney — the son of 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney —..." May 26

  • Cashman: Tanaka's woes warranting 'CSI: The Bronx' investigation

    MLB.com "Brian Cashman said that the Yankees have deployed every available tool to examine Masahiro Tanaka's health and mechanics, and the general manager sounds convinced that the right-hander will be able to bounce back from his current slump. "We've done the 'CSI: The Bronx' on him a number of..." May 26

  • Ellsbury suffers concussion after wall-slamming catch

    New York Daily News "Jacoby Ellsbury put his body on the line to make a catch — and the Yankees unknowingly put their center fielder at risk by allowing him to remain in the game even though it was later determined that he had suffered a concussion on the play. Ellsbury may have a history of being soft and..." May 25

  • Joe Girardi has interesting reason why no medical scans for Masahiro Tanaka

    Newsday "Joe Girardi offered an interesting answer when asked if, in order to get to the bottom of Masahiro Tanaka’s difficulties, the Yankees had sent him for any additional “scans” to make sure there’s nothing physically wrong. “There isn’t,” Girardi said before Wednesday’s game. “You just don’t scan..." May 25

  • Yankees Lost $166 Million in Ticket Sales Between 2009 and Last Season, And It's Getting Worse

    The Big Lead "Right now, the Yankees are flourishing on the field. Aaron Judge hits a new towering home run seemingly every other day. Gary Sanchez is excitable. The team is 27-17, leading the AL East by 2.5 games. But, if you watch the Yankees on television you still see a stadium littered with empty..." May 25

  • 10 best young players in baseball

    Larry Brown Sports "The 2017 MLB regular season is nearly two months old and perhaps more than anything else, it’s clear the new crop of talent is among the best we’ve seen in years, if not decades. Young stars line rosters, rookies are the center of attention, and that has created a universal excitement around the..." May 24

  • Contract that sent Babe Ruth to Yankees hits auction block

    New York Post "The contract that sent Babe Ruth from the Red Sox to the Yankees — sparking the “Curse of the Bambino” — has hit the auction block, along with his 1927 World Series ring. The nearly 100-year-old document is being offered up by Lelands.com in their first Annual Invitational Auction. Bidding..." May 24

  • Yankees among groups to boycott New York City's Puerto Rican Day Parade

    USA Today "The New York Yankees joined the Fire Department of New York City and other high-profile organizations in dropping out of the Puerto Rican Day Parade in response to parade organizers’ plans to honor freed militant Oscar Lopez Rivera. The Yankees organization didn’t elaborate on its decision, but..." May 23

  • Contract sending Babe Ruth from Red Sox to Yankees at auction

    ESPN "One of the most famous documents in sports is going up for auction. The sales contract of Babe Ruth, forged in December 1919, that sent the pitcher and slugger from the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees is being sold by auctioneer Lelands.com. Lelands' Josh Evans said the document being..." May 23

  • Yankees in weird position of counting on Michael Pineda

    New York Post "Michael Pineda is — of all things — the consistent, dependable member of the Yankee rotation. I know no one who has followed his Yankee career is going to buy stock in that continuing, but where exactly would the team be without his 2017 reliability? Almost certainly not in first..." May 23

  • Yankees top prospect Gleyber Torres is one step closer to reaching the major leagues

    CBS Sports "Thanks in part to young players like Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez, the New York Yankees are in first place in the AL East following Sunday's win over the Tampa Bay Rays (NY 3, TB 2). Many figured this would be a down year for the Yankees as they moved forward with their youth movement. That hasn't..." May 22

  • David Ortiz says his failed PED test leaked because too many Yankees tested positive

    CBS Sports "Several years ago, the New York Times broke the story that 104 players tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs as part of a screening process in 2003. MLB and MLBPA agreed to anonymous testing to determine how widespread PED use was in baseball so they could design an appropriate official..." May 20

  • 2017-18 MLB Free Agent Power Rankings

    MLB Trade Rumors "About 24% of the MLB regular season is in the books. The Astros, Yankees, and Nationals currently reign supreme. Familiar names Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, and Chris Sale top the WAR leaderboards. Though we’re only in mid-May, there’s a subset of players who can’t help but look ahead: those..." May 18

  • Derek Jeter in a billion-dollar dogfight for Marlins

    New York Post "Derek Jeter is no stranger to competition. Now his rookie experience at team ownership has turned into a nail-biter, according to baseball’s commissioner. Upon the conclusion of Major League Baseball’s quarterly ownership meetings at the league’s Manhattan headquarters Thursday afternoon, Rob..." May 18

  • Buy or sell? Steinbrenner says Yankees will be 'active' in free agency and trades

    CBS Sports "The New York Yankees, who are in the middle of a rather successful youth movement, will venture back into free agency to augment their roster this coming offseason, according to owner Hal Steinbrenner, who spoke to the media on Wednesday at a baseball owners' meeting in New York. Steinbrenner..." May 18

  • Sabathia pitches Yankees to victory over Royals

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- CC Sabathia had been struggling in his previous four starts by pitching to a 9.58 ERA. It was the Kansas City Royals, however, who were struggling to hit Sabathia on Tuesday night. Sabathia pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings and Gary Sanchez and Chris Carter homered as..." May 17

  • Yankees boss who downplayed Betances after arbitration walks back his comments

    CBS Sports "When healthy, Aroldis Chapman is of course the undisputed Yankees closer. However, Chapman recently hit the DL with a rotator cuff injury . That means lockdown setup man Dellin Betances -- he of the career 197 ERA+ -- will move into the closer's role while Chapman is laid up. Speaking of..." May 16

  • Yankees Fans Don't Realize They're Getting Interviewed by Aaron Judge

    Bleacher Report "Ever watch a superhero movie and wonder how citizens don't recognize a giant icon who merely traded a cape for glasses? Aaron Judge proved that such a simple ruse is feasible. Any true New York Yankees fan knows the rookie slugger, who is hitting .316/.420/.744 with 14 home runs in 33 games..." May 16

  • Alex Rodriguez will join Mark Cuban on 'Shark Tank' in the fall

    CBS Sports "Former Major League Baseball star and lightning rod, Alex Rodriguez, will be a "shark" on the ABC show "Shark Tank" this fall, people.com reports. For those unfamiliar with the show, up-and-coming entrepreneurs who need some seed money from investors pitch their ware to a group of wealthy..." May 16

  • David Ortiz Says He Wants Red Sox Jersey Retirement Ceremony Like Derek Jeter

    TMZ "Big props from Big Papi ... who says Derek Jeter's jersey retirement ceremony at Yankee Stadium this weekend was so incredible, he hopes to have one just like it at Fenway Park. David Ortiz was out in NYC when he told us #2's ceremony was "perfect" -- adding, "He deserve it, man." We also..." May 15

  • Would Yankees move on from CC Sabathia if struggles continue?

    Fanrag Sports "CC Sabathia has been pretty lousy lately, but the Yankees starter is not going anywhere just yet. The southpaw hit the ground running to begin the season. New York won each of Sabathia’s first three outings as he went 2-0 with a 1.47 ERA and .182/.270/.227 slash line against in 18.1 innings. He..." May 15

  • Alex Bregman tried to change jersey number for a night in honor of Derek Jeter

    Larry Brown Sports "Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman grew up idolizing Derek Jeter, which is why the 23-year-old was thrilled his team was the visitor on Sunday when the New York Yankees retired Jeter’s number. And if Bregman could have changed jersey numbers as his own tribute to Jeter, he would..." May 15

  • Derek Jeter's No. 2 retired by Yankees in pregame ceremony

    ESPN "Upon having his No. 2 retired by the New York Yankees in a pregame ceremony Sunday night, a thankful Derek Jeter said he would not want to be anybody else. "There isn't a person or player I would trade places with that's playing now or ever," Jeter said, addressing the sellout crowd before the..." May 15

  • Astros-Yankees postponed to Sunday doubleheader

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- As their teams prepared for Friday's game, Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch and New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi sensed their teams would not be playing Saturday. Their hunches were right since roughly eight hours before the scheduled first pitch, Saturday's game was rained..." May 14

  • Yankees' Betances on inheriting closer's role: 'I've just got to do my job'

    New York Post "Aroldis Chapman hasn’t looked like the dominant closer the Yankees signed in the offseason for the last handful of performances. Now we know why. The closer will miss at least a month with left shoulder rotator cuff inflammation that was diagnosed after an MRI exam on Saturday. Chapman was..." May 14

  • Yankees send Chapman to DL with rotator cuff inflammation

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees have placed closer Aroldis Chapman on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to Saturday, with left shoulder rotator cuff inflammation, according to an announcement from the team. While the severity of the flame-throwing Chapman’s injury isn’t known, it’s obviously not ideal that..." May 14

  • Angels' Simmons: Jeter was 'golden standard' for shortstops

    L.A. Daily News "When Andrelton Simmons first reached the big leagues with the Atlanta Braves, he was just happy to be there, not bold enough to request a number. But when the Angels acquired him and he was established enough to have a choice, he knew what he wanted. Simmons wanted No. 2, for the same reason..." May 14

  • Alex Rodriguez not on list of former Yankees attending Derek Jeter Night

    New York Daily News "Yankees legends ranging from Reggie Jackson to Joe Torre will be on hand for Derek Jeter’s big day Sunday, but the man who played a few feet to the shortstop’s right for many years on the diamond won’t be there. Missing from a long list of attendees for the Jeter ceremonies is Alex..." May 14

  • Aaron Judge: 'I wouldn't be a New York Yankee if it wasn't for my mom'

    MLB.com "When Aaron Judge goes back to his family's home in Linden, Calif., the Yankees rookie jokes that he should make time to double-check the closet in his parents' bedroom, surprised that a Superwoman cape hasn't surfaced at some point over the past 25 years. While Judge possesses a hulking build..." May 13

  • Astros-Yankees game postponed due to rain

    New York Daily News "Derek Jeter Night may become an all-day affair. Weather forecasts predict on onslaught of rain Saturday in New York City, starting as early as 5 a.m. and continuing until Sunday morning. That means the Yankees’ 1:05 p.m. Saturday matinee against the Astros will almost certainly be..." May 13

  • McCullers, McCann propel Astros past Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Standing in one corner of the Houston Astros' clubhouse with a WBO championship boxing belt draped over his right shoulder, Lance McCullers Jr. deferred all the credit to catcher Brian McCann. Sitting on a chair on the opposite side of the clubhouse, McCann appreciated the..." May 12

  • Keuchel earns sixth win as Astros down Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Dallas Keuchel made plenty of good pitches Thursday night, but the most significant throw for the Houston Astros belonged to left fielder Jake Marisnick. Keuchel pitched six strong innings and remained unbeaten when Marisnick threw out Jacoby Ellsbury at the plate for the final..." May 11

  • Get ready for a summer bidding war if Yankees, Astros remain AL contenders

    New York Daily News "The Astros show up in the Bronx on Thursday night as the team to beat in the American League. OK, they were my preseason pick to win the World Series this year, so I'm biased, and who knew you'd be able to make an argument for the Yankees here in early May, but it's hard to argue against the..." May 11

  • Juice the ball. Or don't juice it. Just tell us!

    ESPN "I was at a sabermetric conference in Cambridge last August watching a physics professor, Alan Nathan, give a presentation on the possibility of a juiced ball in major league baseball, when around Slide 16, I found myself in a near-frenzy of intrigue and excitement. Nathan, perhaps the world's..." May 11

  • Thank You, New York - Derek Jeter

    The Player's Tribune "New York, I want to tell you a story — about a kid who grew up in the Midwest, in a town called Kalamazoo. Quiet, unsure and at times a little intimidated. A homebody at heart. About a kid with a dream who moved to a big city — to the big city. A kid who was just trying to keep up with everyone..." May 11

  • Derek Jeter reportedly angry over interview with Alex Rodriguez

    Larry Brown Sports "Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez were recently in the news for an awkward joint interview with CNBC in which they were asked about love lives and their own relationship. Jeter apparently wasn’t happy with how it turned out — but not just because of the content. Jeter, according to ESPN’s Dan Le..." May 10

  • City Councilman Introduces Bill To Force the Mets and Yankees to Extend Protective Netting

    Hardball Talk "Back in 2015, in the wake of some high profile instances of batted balls and broken bats injuring fans in the stands, Major League Baseball issued some recommendations — not requirements, mere recommendations — to clubs to extend protective netting. Most have done so to some degree and others are..." May 10

  • CC Sabathia’s spot in Yankees rotation may not be safe much longer

    New York Daily News "The Yankees need more from CC Sabathia than they’re getting. Sabathia’s spot in the rotation may be safe for now. After all, he’s making $25 million, he pitched well last season and he deserves a little more time to figure this thing out. But it won’t be if his struggles continue. The..." May 10

  • Yankees defeat Reds for sixth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- The New York Yankees went to bed Monday morning in Cincinnati around the time the sun was coming up. But in keeping with the old baseball adage that good hitters can roll out of bed and start swinging the bat, the Yankees did just that. Brett Gardner and Matt Holliday homered,..." May 09

  • Votto guides Reds past Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- The New York Yankees lived up to their "Bronx Bombers" moniker on Monday in the opening game in Cincinnati, homering twice and scoring 10 runs. But, the Reds responded with a little small-ball to earn a split in the series. Joey Votto's two-run single highlighted a five-run..." May 09

  • Derek Jeter reveals his only regret from his two decades with Yankees

    Fox Sports "It’s tough to imagine how Derek Jeter’s 20-season major-league career with the New York Yankees could have gone any better, but there’s one thing the future Hall of Famer would change. Jeter, whose No. 2 will be retired and enshrined in Monument Park before Sunday’s game at Yankee Stadium, has..." May 09

  • Mets player on Matt Harvey: ‘He wants to be Derek Jeter’

    Larry Brown Sports "Matt Harvey appears to have lost the support of many of his New York Mets teammates, and it sounds like he has a lot to prove before he can earn it back. Marc Carig of Newsday spoke with several Mets players and team sources, and the consensus is clearly that Harvey got what he deserved when he..." May 09

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