Yankees Rumors & News

  • Holliday homers in 10th to complete Yanks rally past O's

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- A home-run derby broke out at Yankee Stadium on Friday, and when the Baltimore Orioles bolted to an eight-run lead, it didn't appear a dramatic photo finish was in the works. Then Aaron Judge crept the Yankees closer with another one of his long home runs and the thought was..." April 29

  • Judge, Yankees stay hot, rout Orioles 12-4

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Told manager Joe Girardi said he might be on pace for 60 home runs, Aaron Judge laughed, shook his head and said: "Anything's possible. If we just keep winning I'll take it." Told he is actually on pace for 74 home runs, Judge said: "We'll see what happens. Oh yeah, you guys..." April 29

  • Aaron Judge breaks record with home run speed

    Yardbarker "Aaron Judge isn’t just an ordinary power hitter. He is a slugger in a body-builder’s body, much like Giancarlo Stanton. And the data supports that. Judge smacked two home runs for the New York Yankees on Friday night against the Orioles. The first was a solo shot. The second was an absolute..." April 29

  • Didi Gregorius to make season debut for Yankees on Friday against Orioles, Gary Sanchez nearing return

    New York Daily News "Didi Gregorius will return to the Yankees and make his season debut Friday against the Orioles at Yankee Stadium. The 27-year-old shortstop has been out with a right shoulder strain. Gregorius has yet to play for the Bombers this season after getting hurt while playing for the Netherlands in..." April 28

  • Luis Severino is rewarding the Yankees for sticking with him as a starter

    CBS Sports "Wednesday night, in the opener of a three-game turned two-game series due to Tuesday's postponement, the Yankees earned a 3-1 win over the Red Sox at Fenway Park (box score). It was the first time the two historic AL East rivals met this season. The Yankees are in the middle of a youth..." April 27

  • Yankees expect Didi Gregorius back ‘sometime in the next series’

    Yardbarker "A right shoulder injury landed New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius on the disabled list. At the time, he was said to be out the entire month of April. That timeline has held fairly true. According to Eric Boland of Newsday Sports, Gregorius will play Wednesday night in a rehab game and..." April 27

  • Tanaka outduels Sale as Yankees sweep Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Both pitchers knew what they were up against Thursday night at Fenway Park. And when it was over, Masahiro Tanaka outdueled Chris Sale in a battle of aces. "I enjoy the competition," Tanaka, speaking through an interpreter, said after spinning a three-hitter to lead the New..." April 27

  • Jeffrey Loria once tried to trade for Derek Jeter

    Newsday "Derek Jeter was on the radar of Jeffrey Loria long before the Miami Marlins’ owner agreed in principle Tuesday to sell his team for $1.3 billion to a group that includes the retired Yankees captain and former Florida governor and Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush. The sale is subject..." April 27

  • Judge, Severino pace Yankees past Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Aaron Judge celebrated his 25th birthday in style on Wednesday night at Fenway Park. Judge became the third Yankees player ever to homer on his birthday at Fenway, socking a two-run blast in the second inning en route to New York's 3-1 win over the rival Boston Red Sox. "It's..." April 26

  • Tonight's Red Sox-Yankees game postponed until July 16

    Boston Herald "Tonight's Red Sox-Yankees game has been postponed due to rain and will be rescheduled as part of a day-night doubleheader on Sunday, July 16. Tickets for tonight's game will be good for admission to the July game, which will start at 1:05 p.m." April 25

  • Jennifer Lopez Opens Up About Dating Alex Rodriguez on 'Ellen'

    Complex "Jennifer Lopez returned to the Ellen DeGeneres Show Monday, which of course resulted in Lopez fielding questions regarding her relationship with Alex Rodriguez. Rumors of J.Lo and A-Rod dating first popped up back in March. When confronted about the relationship by DeGeneres on Monday's show,..." April 24

  • Castro's homer ignites Yankees' late uprising vs. Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- The New York Yankees have been searching for more offense on the road and found it late Saturday afternoon against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Yankees surged for 11 runs after the fifth inning to come from behind for an 11-5 victory over the Pirates. The big blow came off..." April 22

  • Pirates get two home runs in win over Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Coming off a series in which they scored just three runs, the Pittsburgh Pirates used the long ball to jump out to a big lead early and held on for a 6-3 victory over the New York Yankees in interleague play Friday night. The Pirates scored two runs in each of the first two..." April 21

  • Yankees have scouts to thank for striking gold with Aaron Judge

    New York Post "Aaron Judge is off to an explosive start as the Yankees’ right fielder in his first full season in the majors. For the Yankees scouting department, this truly was a case of go big or go home. Judge, who stands 6-foot-7 and weighs 282 pounds, was the biggest of gambles in the first round of..." April 21

  • Major League Baseball in Las Vegas? Commissioner says it's an option

    Chicago Tribune "Major League Baseball would be open to having a team in Las Vegas, Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday. With two existing franchises — the Oakland A’s and the Tampa Bay Rays — struggling to secure financing for new stadiums, the option of relocating a team to Las Vegas is very much on the..." April 20

  • Roger Clemens: I should've told PED accusers 'to go sh— in their hats'

    Sporting News "Former MLB pitcher Roger Clemens calls baseball's investigation that identified him as a PED user as "nothing short of a 'Jerry Springer Show,'" and in hindsight he would've told off those involved with the Mitchell Report in no uncertain terms. Clemens' comments come in a wide-ranging..." April 20

  • Yankees' Gary Sanchez makes first throws since injury, but will take his time with rehab

    Newsday "It all happened so fast once Gary Sanchez made it to the Bronx last year: the homers, the starting role, a sudden superstardom that could have been at home in a sports movie montage. But that’s why things have to be the way they are now: No flash, no splash, a recovery inching along so..." April 20

  • Yankees patience with Luis Severino starting to pay off after second straight strong outing

    New York Daily News "Luis Severino had his swagger back and was working quickly again, blazing fastballs and spinning sliders by White Sox bats. And while the Yankees lost for the first time in nine games, the 23-year-old right-hander's second consecutive solid start provided more reason for optimism. Maybe the..." April 19

  • Judge, Tanaka help deliver Yankees' 9-1 win

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- When Yankee Stadium is empty, Aaron Judge is making jaws drop by hitting mammoth home runs off advertisements and over sports bars in batting practice. Once the pitches are for real, Judge is wowing anyone watching with his prodigious home runs even if he exercises modesty in..." April 19

  • Roger Clemens goes hard after the Mitchell Report, makes strong accusations

    CBS Sports "Roger Clemens' pitching resume says he's one of the very best pitchers in history. We don't need to go back over all that, because no one could earnestly dispute that. He still hasn't gotten into the Hall of Fame after he votes, though, topping out at 54.1 percent this past year. We also all know..." April 19

  • Jeb Bush and Derek Jeter teaming up in pursuit of Miami Marlins

    Miami Herald "Jeb Bush and Derek Jeter have joined forces in their bid to buy the Miami Marlins, according to sources familiar with the talks. The former Florida governor and retired New York Yankees star once were rivals for the Major League Baseball franchise but now have teamed up to try and buy the team,..." April 19

  • Yankees top prospect Gleyber Torres placed on minor-league DL

    New York Daily News "Gleyber Torres’ injury could’ve been worse. Instead, it appears to just be a minor setback. The Yankees’ top prospect was placed on the 7-day minor-league disabled list, retroactive to Tuesday, with mild right rotator cuff tendinitis, the team said. Torres had been scratched from Double-A..." April 19

  • Gonzalez, Garcia lead White Sox over Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Miguel Gonzalez came tantalizingly close to finishing off an impressive and efficient outing against the hottest team in the majors. Then he threw four consecutive pitches out of the strike zone to Brett Gardner, and suddenly a four-run lead was not so comfortable. In the..." April 18

  • Yankees' Didi Gregorius will begin rehab games Friday, Gary Sanchez to start throwing Wednesday

    New York Daily News "Didi Gregorius will begin rehab games Friday at Class-A Tampa. The Yankees shortstop, who played in the World Baseball Classic, hasn't played yet this season due to a right shoulder strain, which he suffered while trying to turn a double-play at second base for the Netherlands." April 18

  • Umpires may begin using microphones to explain replay decisions to the crowd

    CBS Sports "Instant replay decision explanations may soon be coming to a ballpark near you. According to the Associated Press, MLB and the umpires will soon begin discussing a plan that will allow crew chiefs to use a microphone to explain replay decisions to the crowd. The NFL and NHL currently have..." April 18

  • Yankees beat Cardinals for seventh straight win

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The first two weeks of Greg Bird's season hardly went according to plan. The outs accumulated and the batting average tumbled. Still, the New York Yankees never removed him from the lineup, electing to let the young first baseman work his way out of a slump that gets..." April 17

  • Yankees down White Sox for eighth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The last time the New York Yankees won eight in a row, Jordan Montgomery was a 19-year-old freshman pitching for the University of South Carolina in the midst of the pressure-packed College World Series. A few mistakes and it could all end for Montgomery and his team...." April 17

  • Carlos Martinez delivers an all-time weird performance against the Yankees

    CBS Sports "Cardinals ace Carlos Martinez started in the Bronx against the Yankees on Saturday, and it went well. It also went badly. Mostly, it went weirdly. All right. To summarize, 11 strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings is good, eight walks over that same span is bad, and all of it taken together is..." April 16

  • Yankees, Sabathia slip past Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Neither Carlos Martinez or CC Sabathia could ever remember seeing a pitching line of eight walks and 11 strikeouts. The New York Yankees did just enough with Martinez's command issues and Sabathia produced a performance that is starting to become normal. While the Yankees..." April 15

  • How Big of a Free Agent Misstep is Jacoby Ellsbury?

    The Sports Post "As his fourth year in New York begins, it’s hard to believe that Jacoby Ellsbury is, at best, an afterthought on the Yankees. In 2011, then on the Red Sox, Ellsbury was a near shoo-in for the AL MVP. This, after slugging a career high 32 home runs and hitting .321/376/.522 with 39 stolen bases...." April 15

  • Yankees edge Cardinals for fifth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Aroldis Chapman is dominant against most teams, but when it comes to the St. Louis Cardinals, he appears downright impossible to face. Chapman turned in his 30th straight scoreless appearance against St. Louis by stranding two in the ninth to preserve a 4-3 win for the New York..." April 14

  • Yankees prospect James Kaprielian to have Tommy John surgery

    Hardball Talk "The Yankees have announced that pitching prospect James Kaprielian will undergo Tommy John surgery next week. The Yankees’ first round pick in the 2015 out of UCLA has had his fair share of health issues so far, primarily with his elbow. " April 13

  • Severino, Hicks carry Yankees to sweep of Rays

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- For a while, Luis Severino seemed headed for one of those tough-luck losses. It might explain why Severino was among the more enthusiastic greeters in the dugout after teammate Aaron Hicks gave him the lead. Severino struck out a career-high 11 in seven outstanding innings,..." April 13

  • Judge continues power surge as Yanks beat Rays

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Aaron Judge is someone whose size makes him a candidate for fans and teammates to anticipate his next swing and see how far he can drive a ball. In the last three games, the 6-foot-7 right fielder is turning anticipation into home runs, and his latest drive was a rarity at Yankee..." April 12

  • Brett Gardner, Rickie Weeks Jr. injured in violent collision at first base

    CBS Sports "The Yankees and Rays squared off for the middle game of their three-game series (CBS GameTracker) Wednesday at Yankee Stadium. The two clubs are playing for the fifth time in the first week and a half of the season. In the sixth inning Brett Gardner and Rickie Weeks Jr. were involved in a scary..." April 12

  • MLB revenue crosses $9 billion, average team’s value up 19%

    The Comeback "It’s never been better to be an owner of a Major League Baseball team. According to the annual valuation rankings from Forbes, the average value of an MLB franchise jumped 19% in the past year thanks to local TV deals, rising profits and MLB’s expanded focus on branching out with new..." April 12

  • Yankees' Brian Cashman on trying to get starting pitching

    Newark Star-Ledger "Nothing appears to be moving on the trade front for the Yankees. The team poked around but didn't like what it saw on the shortstop market, so it went with Ronald Torreyes as Didi Gregorius' (strained right shoulder) replacement until Gregorius returns in early May. It seems to also be sticking..." April 12

  • The World Baseball Classic Injury Effect

    The Ringer "This year’s World Baseball Classic was a massive spectator success. For the first time in the tournament’s short history, which has spanned four events over 11 years, the games were streamed on MLB.TV, which made them more accessible. In another, on-field first, the United States went all the way,..." April 11

  • The New York Yankees Pass Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi On Forbes SportsMoney Index

    Forbes.com "Baseball season is in full swing, and that means the latest Forbes list of baseball's most valuable teams. The average team is now worth $1.54 billion, up 19% over last year. And no team is more valuable than the New York Yankees, worth $3.7 billion and now the second-most valuable sports team in..." April 11

  • Pineda, Yankees overpower Rays

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Everything was perfect for the New York Yankees in the home opener, from the weather to almost every pitch coming out of Michael Pineda's right hand. Well, almost perfect for Pineda. As the outs accumulated, Pineda had the Yankees thinking about history Monday when he..." April 10

  • Gary Sanchez: Sanchez (biceps) expected to miss four weeks

    Rotoworld "Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Monday that Gary Sanchez is expected to miss four weeks with a Grade 1 strain of a muscle behind his right biceps. The specific injury is a strain of the right brachialis muscle. Given this sort of timetable, we shouldn't expect to see Sanchez back until..." April 10

  • The catcher trade market if Gary Sanchez’s fill-ins fail

    New York Post "According to Joe Girardi, Gary Sanchez’s strained right biceps muscle showed a bit of improvement Sunday, but nobody knows when the catcher will return from the DL. “We are not exactly sure how long he will be out. He feels a little bit better today, which is somewhat encouraging,’’ Girardi..." April 10

  • Yankees' Holliday becomes 7th active player with 2,000 hits

    Newark Star-Ledger "Yankees designated hitter Matt Holliday was asked Saturday what he remembers about his first career hit. "It wasn't all that exciting," the career .303 hitter said before the Yankees took on the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park. "It was kind of a grounder in the hole. (St. Louis Cardinals..." April 09

  • Yankees' uprising avoids sweep by Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi admitted his team sorely needed a win to cap an arduous road trip. His players delivered with one of their most uplifting performance of the early season. The Yankees scored four runs off Baltimore Orioles' reliever Darren O'Day in the..." April 09

  • Yankees place catcher Gary Sanchez on DL with biceps strain

    SI "Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez is headed to the disabled list, the team announced Saturday evening. Sanchez strained his right biceps during Saturday’s win over Baltimore, leaving the game as a result. He was hurt after fouling off a pitch.New York recalled Kyle Higashioka in a corresponding move." April 09

  • Yankees' Gary Sanchez exits game during at-bat with apparent right arm injury

    CBS Sports "The Yankees may have been dealt a significant blow Saturday afternoon Catcher Gary Sanchez, who swatted 20 home runs in 53 games last season, had to exit Saturday’s game after taking a swing in the fifth inning. He was favoring his right arm. Sanchez took a practice swing and grimaced in pain,..." April 08

  • Orioles rally to edge Yankees again

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles' fierce lineup has been especially effective against the New York Yankees. One again, Baltimore found a way to beat its American League East rival. Hyun Soo Kim hit a go-ahead RBI single in the seventh inning and the Orioles overcame a multi-run..." April 08

  • ‘Me, Gary Sanchez and Bryce Harper’: Machado spells out Yankees’ dream

    New York Post "Manny Machado lives in the moment. There is no other way to survive and flourish in Major League Baseball. But after the 2018 season, the best third baseman in the AL will be a free agent, and he has heard the chatter coming from New York. He will be 26 years old with seven years of major..." April 08

  • Smith homer powers Orioles past Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles knew Seth Smith could give them power when they acquired him from the Seattle Mariners in an offseason deal. He showed that for the first time on Friday night. Smith hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning that capped a comeback from a..." April 07

  • Starter Money is the pitching stat all baseball bettors should know

    Covers.com "2016 was a pretty good year, all things considered, for Jake Arrieta. He got a healthy salary raise, was his team’s Opening Day starter, he earned an All-Star appearance and finished the year with a 18-8 win-loss record and a 3.21 earned run average. He became a World Series winner and helped..." April 07