Yankees Rumors & News

  • A-Rod, Yankees have 'positive' talk amid reports of possible release

    ESPN "Amid media reports that the Yankees are considering releasing Alex Rodriguez and eating the approximately $28 million remaining on his contract, sources told ESPN that Rodriguez and team owner Hal Steinbrenner met and spoke Friday before the team's 3-2 win over the San Francisco..." July 23

  • Nationals want Yankees' Aroldis Chapman, but top prospects untouchable

    Newark Star-Ledger "We've known for some time that the Washington Nationals are hot for Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman. New information, according to Washington Post national baseball writer Barry Svrluga, is that the NL East-leading Nats want to deal for Chapman before the Aug. 1 trade deadline without giving up..." July 23

  • Yanks overcome rare bullpen issues to top Giants

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Friday was a night of rare occurrences for the New York Yankees and San Francisco Giants. There was the sight of Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller allowing runs for the Yankees. There also was the sight of Gold Glove shortstop Brandon Crawford committing a career-high three..." July 22

  • Indians involved in Chapman, Miller pursuit

    The Score "The AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians are reportedly on the hunt for a high-profile bullpen arm to help bolster their playoff chances down the stretch. Previously linked to Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman, the Indians are said to be "in on" teammate Andrew Miller as well, according to..." July 22

  • Blue Jays scout Cashner, Sabathia

    Today's Knuckleball "The Blue Jays sent scouts to watch at least CC Sabathia and Andrew Cashner Thursday in what may be an indication they will follow through on their plan to move All-Star starter Aaron Sanchez into the bullpen. The Jays are weighing both starters and relievers but are said to be concerned about..." July 22

  • Tillman, Orioles too strong for Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- With the stomach virus headed toward a departure from the clubhouse, the Baltimore Orioles needed a sense of normalcy. Chris Tillman was the right pitcher on the mound to restore some order. Tillman pitched seven sharp innings and became the second 14-game winner in the..." July 21

  • MLB eyes limits on relief pitchers, which doesn't make much sense

    Sporting News "Rob Manfred has been vocal about several changes he's looking to negotiate during his tenure as commissioner of Major League Baseball. Add "relief pitcher restrictions" to that list. On Thursday's episode of ESPN's "Mike and Mike," Manfred said MLB has been "talking a lot internally" about..." July 21

  • Report: Yankees have thought about cutting A-Rod and Mark Teixeira

    CBS Sports "The expectation with the Yankees, who are now five back in the Wild Card (and six back in the division), is that they'll still trade Aroldis Chapman and perhaps a few others by the deadline. But those might not be the most drastic moves made in New York over the coming weeks. According to Jon..." July 21

  • Joe Girardi is finally going off script — and it’s saving the Yankees

    New York Post "Joe Girardi is holding his players more accountable and making some strategic moves with his lineup. It’s about time. There is no room for error. The Yankees cannot afford one misstep. After so many frustrating starts, Michael Pineda stepped up Wednesday night in an easy 5-0 win over the..." July 21

  • Improving Yanks knock Orioles out of first place

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The talk about whether the New York Yankees should buy or sell at the non-waiver trade deadline still exists. Scouts are flocking to Yankee Stadium to see any players who may be traded, and rumors are flying. With another day knocked off the calendar until the Aug. 1 deadline,..." July 20

  • Here’s why the Cubs might trade Kyle Schwarber for Andrew Miller

    SB Nation "If you’ll remember before the 2015 season, the Cubs weren’t favorites to win the NL Central. They certainly weren’t expected to win more than 100 games. When the Sporting News picked them to win the World Series that January, it seemed like a novelty. Then Kris Bryant came up and thrived. Then..." July 20

  • The MLB home run explosion of 2016: Are juiced baseballs to blame?

    ESPN "The day before the All-Star Game, Max Scherzer was in a good mood. He talked about University of Missouri football, how the curveball he developed in 2013 took his game to the next level and the new cutter he's starting to throw. Then he was asked about the home run spike across the..." July 20

  • Yankees CF Jacoby Ellsbury broke a completely random MLB record

    Fox Sports "Jacoby Ellsbury has been underwhelming with the New York Yankees this season, much like the rest of his teammates. He's batting .272 with just four home runs and 17 stolen bases in 84 games. The one positive is that he's remained healthy, which is a pleasant surprise given his injury..." July 20

  • What are Nathan Eovaldi and Michael Pineda’s futures with the Yankees?

    Pinstripe Alley "When Nathan Eovaldi and Michael Pineda arrived in the Bronx, they were greeted with much fanfare and high expectations. Yankees fans hoped to have two rotation stalwarts in Eovaldi, a flamethrower on the cusp of transforming into a lights out flamepitcher, and Pineda, previously the 16th prospect..." July 19

  • Castro powers Yankees past Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Starlin Castro and Anthony Swarzak will not get credited with saves in the official boxscore. Their performances changed how things unfolded for the New York Yankees. Castro drove in four runs, Swarzak highlighted 2 2/3 perfect innings by getting out of a bases-loaded jam..." July 19

  • Yankees reportedly looking to be sellers on trade market

    Sportsnaut "The New York Yankees currently find themselves with a .500 record and 7.5 games out of first place in the American League East. The team is also five games out of the final wild card spot. With about two weeks remaining until the Aug. 1 non-waiver trade deadline, it now appears that the Yankees..." July 19

  • Report: Chapman talks pick up steam; multiple teams involved

    The Score "Aroldis Chapman's time in the Bronx may be coming closer to an end. The New York Yankees have reportedly begun shaping potential trades for the All-Star closer, rival executives told ESPN's Buster Olney. The Washington Nationals, Cleveland Indians, and Texas Rangers are specifically listed..." July 19

  • Chapman open to post-trade return to Yankees

    CBS Sports "With the Yankees seemingly inching closer and closer to a seller's mindset at the deadline, reporters have started quizzing players about their reaction to the possibility. This process includes closer Aroldis Chapman, a pending free agent who would seem to be among the Yankees most likely to get..." July 19

  • Aroldis Chapman ties MLB record with 105-mph fastball

    Larry Brown Sports "Aroldis Chapman’s reputation as a certified flame thrower is well established, but that doesn’t mean we fail to be impressed whenever he throws the ball really, really hard. On Monday, he did just that. Chapman came in to close out a 2-1 win for the New York Yankees over the Baltimore Orioles,..." July 19

  • Yankees win series finale against Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Following another frustrating loss on Saturday, manager Joe Girardi didn't hesitate to place his label on the next game. "This is probably as important (a) game that we've had in July in a long time tomorrow." Those were Girardi's words as the Yankees faced the possibility..." July 18

  • Tex still out; Refsnyder filling in at 1st, not A-Rod

    MLB.com "The Yankees are not certain if Mark Teixeira will be available to play first base during this series against the Orioles, and manager Joe Girardi says that he plans to stick with Rob Refsnyder at the position rather than experiment with Alex Rodriguez. Rodriguez said that he took ground balls..." July 18

  • Rodriguez ends homer drought as Yankees top Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- It had been a while since Alex Rodriguez had a swing as powerful as the one he produced in his first at-bat Monday. Later on, Aroldis Chapman provided just as much power on the mound. The power of Rodriguez early and Chapman in the ninth proved good enough for the New York..." July 18

  • Beltran, Yankees continue homestand to “dictate what the future holds”

    Bombers Beat "The Yankees answered the call, at least for one night, as they rallied behind Joe Girardi’s message of urgency to post a 3-1 victory over the Red Sox. They won’t have much of an opportunity to savor it, as another big series with the Orioles opens tonight at Yankee Stadium. “It was good;..." July 18

  • Yankees and Royals have discussed Carlos Beltran

    Sportsnaut "After losing two of three to the Boston Red Sox to open the unofficial second half of the season, the New York Yankees may very well find themselves out of contention in the American League. Now sitting one game under .500 and 5.5 games out of the final wild card spot in the American League, it..." July 18

  • The case for Kyle Schwarber to the Yankees and other trade rumors

    Yahoo! Sports "Brian Cashman is a sinner. So long as geographically boundaries are stretched and New York is considered a neighbor to Chicago, he is spending his July breaking the 10th Commandment: “Thou shalt not covet your neighbor’s house. Thou shalt not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or..." July 18

  • Where might Yankees ship Miller, Beltran and Chapman?

    Sporting News "The Yankees, it seems, are finally coming around to the realization that they won’t be playoff contenders this year. And so they are preparing to do something they haven’t done in a generation — become sellers at the non-waiver trade deadline. The horrors. Back in early June, when those of..." July 18

  • Yankees headed toward unfamiliar role of deadline sellers

    Fox Sports "Really, the only remaining question now is how many players the Yankees will trade. As I reported Saturday, the Yankees will be willing to move potential free agents such as closer Aroldis Chapman and right fielder Carlos Beltran if they do not turn around their season before the Aug. 1..." July 18

  • Rage against the machines: MLB stars don't want to see robot umps

    Sporting News "When you follow a game on Major League Baseball’s website, it’s there. When you watch a local broadcast, there’s a good chance you’ll see it. When you see an ESPN broadcast, it’s part of the live picture. Graphics showing the strike zone, telling viewers immediately whether a pitch is good, are..." July 18

  • Report: Shortened MLB schedule gaining momentum

    Sportsnaut "Major League Baseball has used a 162-game schedule for more than 50 years. When it comes time to negotiate the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the MLB schedule might be changing. “The idea of returning to a 154-game regular season has gained momentum recently,” per David Lennon of New York..." July 18

  • Girardi: Sunday's game with Red Sox a must win

    The Score "The New York Yankees' ship is sinking and manager Joe Girardi acknowledges a potential series sweep Sunday at the hands of the Boston Red Sox could deal the decisive blow to their season. "It's got to turn around (Sunday)," Girardi told reporters following Saturday's 5-2 loss. "This is probably..." July 17

  • Wright pitches Red Sox past rival Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Steven Wright described his inability to make a play on Alex Rodriguez's fifth-inning slow grounder near the mound as "do or die". The same description can be used for how the sixth unfolded for the knuckleballer. Wright retired the first 14 hitters and gave up all three..." July 16

  • A-Rod practicing to become first-base option

    MLB.com "Between his three American League MVP Awards, two Gold Gloves, 10 Silver Sluggers and membership in the exclusive 3,000 hit, 600 home run and 40-40 season clubs, Alex Rodriguez has done just about everything a baseball player can do. But even at 40 years old, A-Rod still has one more thing to..." July 16

  • Beltran joins switch-hitting legends with 1,500 RBIs

    The Score "Carlos Beltran achieved a historic milestone Friday. As he stepped to the plate with the bases loaded in a 5-0 game against the Boston Red Sox, the New York Yankees slugger found a pitch he could handle and drilled it down the right-field line." July 16

  • Leon's career day powers Red Sox past Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Sandy Leon could not remember the last time he put so much force into a swing and drove it over 400 feet. "I don't remember, maybe never," Leon said. The next time the topic comes up in conversation, Leon will have a better memory of the occasion. Leon highlighted a..." July 16

  • Yankees considering signing Chapman to extension

    Newark Star-Ledger "Aroldis Chapman's 102 MPH fastballs have electrified Yankee Stadium more than any closer the team has had since Mariano Rivera. If things break right, triple-digit radar gun readings could become the norm in the Bronx. Andrew Miller was great in 2015, David Robertson outstanding (if not nerve..." July 16

  • Pirates talk with Yankees about trading for RHP Eovaldi

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "As they look to recast their starting rotation, the Pirates have talked with the New York Yankees about a possible trade for right-hander Nathan Eovaldi, a source told the Tribune-Review. Eovaldi, 26, is 7-6 with a 5.11 in 19 outings (16 starts) this year. After allowing six runs in 4 1⁄3..." July 16

  • Yankees under .500 after break for 1st time since '95

    The Score "The New York Yankees' continued struggles might resolve any potential conflict in the club's front office before it escalates further. Amid reports of divide among team executives over whether to buy or sell at this year's trade deadline, the Yankees' season-long slump plummeted into historic..." July 16

  • Report: Jays show interest in Beltran, Upton

    TSN "The Toronto Blue Jays could be in the market for outfield help. After Jon Heyman reported on the team's renewed interest in Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jay Bruce last week, ESPN's Jim Bowden reported on Friday that the team has had internal discussions about New York Yankees All-Star outfielder..." July 16

  • Nats showing interest in Chapman, Miller

    MLB.com "The Nationals are in first place, six games ahead of the Marlins and Mets in the National League East, and they'd like nothing more than to increase that lead after the All-Star break. Before the Aug. 1 non-waiver Trade Deadline, the Nationals will look to improve their bullpen, and maybe even..." July 15

  • Darryl Strawberry Claims He Had Sex In The Middle Of Games

    Uproxx "ESPN’s latest 30 for 30 “Doc & Darryl” will tell the story of Doc Gooden and Darryl Strawberry. The two former New York Mets stars rose to fame in the 1980s before entering into a downward spiral — fueled by alcohol and drug addiction — that would last for decades. Prior to its premiere on..." July 14

  • Brian Cashman wants to tear down and rebuild, the Yankees brass doesn’t

    Hardball Talk "The Yankees are seven and a half games out of first place in the AL East and five and a half back in the Wild Card. There are three teams ahead of them in the East, however, and seven teams ahead of them in the Wild Card hunt. Between that, their age and their injuries, it’d take a pretty..." July 14

  • 2016 MLB All-Star Game ratings and viewership are record lows

    Awful Announcing "There was a time when the MLB All-Star Game could boast that it was a mid-summer ratings and viewership draw. But in this day and age of internet, fragmented cable universe and so many other alternatives, the All-Star Game can no longer make that claim. While the American League can feel good..." July 13

  • Rob Manfred: PEDs not behind surge in homers

    Newsday "The day after Giancarlo Stanton’s personal fireworks display lit up Petco Park in the Home Run Derby, commissioner Rob Manfred faced a volley of questions about Major League Baseball’s sudden power surge, and what might be behind it. Stanton is one of the strongest players in the sport, at a..." July 13

  • Andrew Miller is not ready to leave Yankees

    North Jersey "Andrew Miller was ready for the question, if only because he’s heard it so many times in the Bronx. Is the Yankees’ setup man bracing for the dismantling that could be just around the corner? And, more specifically, had Miller considered the possibility that his appearance in Tuesday’s All-Star..." July 13

  • Five questions facing the Yankees in the second half

    Newsday "Buy or Sell This has been debated, really, since the Yankees got off to a 9-17 start. They’ve righted the ship to some degree but to this point haven’t put together a long stretch of consistent play that makes them look like contenders. Even with their impressive series victory over the..." July 13

  • MLBPA head: Pitchers' Derby will be considered for 2017

    The Score "Those slugging pitchers might get their wish next season. Major League Baseball and the Players' Association are going to discuss incorporating pitchers into the Home Run Derby for as soon as next season, MLBPA executive director Tony Clark told Jayson Stark of ESPN on Monday. The union leader..." July 12

  • A-Rod will spend the All-Star break learning first base

    CBS Sports "The vast majority of players use the All-Star break as a chance to unwind with their families. They take a quick little vacation or just spend time at home, something they very rarely get to do during the long 162-game season. Alex Rodriguez has different plans. The Yankees DH is going to spend..." July 12

  • Giancarlo Stanton wins MLB Home Run Derby

    USA Today "Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton won the 2016 MLB Home Run Derby on Monday night at Petco Park in San Diego, setting a record with 61 total home runs in a single Derby. Stanton defeated defending champion Todd Frazier of the Chicago White Sox in the final, hitting 20 homers to Frazier's 13. Of..." July 12

  • All-Star reliever Andrew Miller: 'The Yankees want to win'

    ESPN "New York Yankees All-Star reliever Andrew Miller doesn’t believe he’s being traded anytime soon, but he leaves open the possibility if the Yankees remain far back in the playoff race. “The Yankees want to win,” Miller said on Monday. “What they say is what they mean. The people that make the..." July 11

  • The Home Run Derby is Trash

    Complex "There was a time when I used to get psyched for the Home Run Derby. But there was also a time when I used to get psyched for Adam Sandler movies. You get a little older, you revaluate a few things in your life, among them what you waste your time watching. And baseball’s gimmicky exhibition of..." July 11