Yankees Rumors & News

  • MLB league-wide single season home run record set to fall Tuesday

    Hardball Talk "Giancarlo Stanton‘s smacks, Aaron Judge‘s jolts and all those dizzying long balls helped Major League Baseball move another poke closer to the inevitable. Nearly two decades after the height of the Steroids Era, the sports is on track to break its season record for home runs on Tuesday – and..." September 18

  • AL MVP: Jose Altuve is clear favorite, but race for second is star-studded

    Sporting News "Jose Altuve is putting the finishes on yet another incredible season for Houston. Remember when we were all amazed that a guy listed at 5-6 could be an impact player in the majors? Those days feel like a long, long time ago. At this point, Altuve has established himself as one of the best..." September 18

  • 2017 MLB season might not feature a 20-win pitcher for first time in nearly 10 years

    CBS Sports "With just two weeks left in the 2017 Major League Baseball season, we can start to take a look at some of the stats and have a good idea where things will end up. On that front, let's glance at the MLB leaderboard for pitcher wins. As noted by Twitter friend Matt Harvey (@halladayfan32), the..." September 18

  • Teams seeking Miguel Sano-like talent at age 13

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Twins, like most MLB teams, will send scouts to a showcase in the Caribbean this week for Venezuelan prospects, a chance to measure and evaluate players who will eventually sign contracts to play professionally. But this gathering of baseball talent is unusual — though it reflects the new..." September 18

  • The Yankees may already be making pitching plans for the AL Wild Card Game

    CBS Sports "Entering Sunday's slate, the Yankees have a hefty five-game lead over the Twins for the top AL wild-card spot. At the same time, they trail the Red Sox by three games in the AL East. That's why in our most recent look at the SportsLine MLB playoff projections, the Yanks were given a 77.8 percent..." September 17

  • Red Sox used Fitbit, not Apple Watch, in sign-stealing controversy

    Mass Live "It apparently wasn't an Apple watch that the Boston Red Sox used to steal signs. It was a Fitbit product, per Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo. An investigation by MLB commissioner Rob Manfred concluded that the Red Sox used electronics to send information (opposing team's signs) from the video..." September 17

  • Yankees could reportedly pursue Eric Hosmer in free agency

    Yardbarker "Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer could be making the leap from small-market sensation to mega-market monster this offseason. According to a report by Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports on Thursday, the New York Yankees may pursue the former All-Star slugger in free agency. Per..." September 16

  • Major League Baseball: still flailing at front office diversity

    Hardball Talk "We’ve written many times about how Major League Baseball has a diversity problem in its front office and executive ranks. General managers are almost all youngish white dudes from Ivy League institutions and they have hired people in their own image for years. That, combined with astoundingly low..." September 15

  • Yankees' Aaron Judge has morphed back into star of first half

    Newark Star-Ledger "Aaron Judge, one of the first half American League MVP favorites, has returned to form at the right time for the Yankees. As the chase for a postseason berth continues, Judge has regained the form that made him must-watch television for the entire first half of season. That included a pair of..." September 15

  • ‘Shocked’ Dellin Betances still holding grudge against Girardi

    New York Post "Yankees manager Joe Girardi reiterated he would be upset with his pitchers if they were not bothered by being yanked. Suffice to say Girardi wouldn’t be upset with Dellin Betances. One day after he was removed with two out and one on in the eighth inning, Betances still seemed bothered by..." September 15

  • Yankees haven’t offered extensions to Joe Girardi, Brian Cashman

    Sportress of Blogitude "The New York Yankees have enjoyed an organizational renaissance of sorts this season, or at least a return to respectability. But that hasn’t inspired the Yankees to offer contract extensions to its core leadership, namely manager Joe Girardi and general manager Brian Cashman, according to a..." September 14

  • 2018 will feature the earliest Opening Day in baseball history

    Hardball Talk "Major League Baseball announced its master schedule for the 2018 season. Opening Day will be Thursday, March 29. It’s the earliest Opening Day in baseball history, with the exception of special international openers like the ones in Japan and Australia. Until now, the earliest opening date for a..." September 12

  • Sonny Gray best pitching purchase of trade deadline

    Fanrag Sports "There were plenty of pitchers to pick from in July, but no team picked better than the New York Yankees when they traded for Sonny Gray. In need of a top-tier starter, the Yankees sent the Oakland Athletics three prospects: outfielder Dustin Fowler, infielder/outfielder Jorge Mateo and..." September 12

  • Shohei Otani is coveted by MLB teams and this filthy slider might explain why

    CBS Sports "We take you to Japan, where Shohei Otani of the Nippon Ham Fighters is about to uncork one of the nastiest slide-pieces you've ever beheld ... And the people say: Larduhmercy. If Allen Iverson's crossover were somehow made into a breaking ball, it would look like that, probably. Otani in..." September 12

  • Derek Jeter didn’t back City Council hopeful Ronnie Cho after all

    New York Daily News "It looked like City Council candidate Ronnie Cho was about to hit a home run with an endorsement from Derek Jeter — but he wound up striking out after a spokesman said the revered shortstop didn’t endorse the candidate after all. Cho’s campaign blasted out a press release early Monday morning..." September 12

  • Ruling on Red Sox-Yankees controversy could come this week

    Larry Brown Sports "A ruling on the sign-stealing controversy between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox could come this week, according to a report. WEEI in Boston’s Rob Bradford reported Sunday that a ruling is likely to come this week. Word leaked last week that the Yankees accused the Red Sox of..." September 10

  • Yankees sign Ronny Rojas

    Hardball Talk "The Yankees signed 16-year-old shortstop Ronny Rojas to a $1 million contract on Saturday, Baseball America’s Ben Badler reports. They were considered favorites to sign the infield prospect back in July, but were forced to wait until Rojas’ eligibility kicked in after his 16th birthday on August..." September 10

  • MLB Rejects Montreal's Offer to Host Yankees-Rays Series

    12 Up "The Expos haven't played a regular season contest since 2004, but that doesn't mean that Montreal doesn't want baseball back. And their work as good samaritans, with a hurricane bearing down on a baseball-hosting chunk of the United States, seems like a perfect way to make it happen, at least..." September 08

  • Next week’s Yankees-Rays series will be played at Citi Field

    Hardball Talk "Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that next week’s series between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays has been moved from Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg to Citi Field in New York due to Hurricane Irma. Ken Rosenthal reports that the original intention was to move it to Baltimore..." September 08

  • Yankees insist CC Sabathia’s knee is just a ‘maintenance’ issue

    New York Post "The Yankees haven’t listed a starter for Sunday’s game against the Rangers, but that doesn’t appear to be because of a problem with CC Sabathia’s right knee. Sabathia, whose regular turn is Sunday, left the Yankees on Wednesday to travel to New York, where he was examined Thursday by team..." September 08

  • Red Sox reportedly have proof Yankees filmed bench coach with TV camera

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Red Sox reportedly admitted to Major League Baseball that they used an Apple Watch to help them steal signs against the New York Yankees, but they seem determined to prove that their division rivals are guilty of the same type of behavior. ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that the Red Sox..." September 07

  • Gene ‘Stick’ Michael, Yankees exec who helped build ‘90s dynasty, dead at 79

    New York Daily News "Gene "Stick" Michael, the beloved Yankees executive who helped build their late-1990s dynasty teams and drafted Derek Jeter, has died of a heart attack at age 79, the Daily News has learned. It is believed Michael underwent a procedure on his heart earlier this year, but the news was kept..." September 07

  • MLB investigating Yankees use of broadcast cameras

    Sportsnaut "Major League Baseball finds itself mired in a potentially serious scandal surrounding two of the most historical franchises in the game’s history. On Tuesday, The New York Times ran an amazing exclusive focusing on allegations that the Boston Red Sox used Apple Watches to steal signs against..." September 06

  • Joe Girardi has idea to resolve sign stealing in baseball

    Larry Brown Sports "MLB teams have been stealing signs for more than 100 years, and the Boston Red Sox are the latest to get caught doing it. New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi believes he has an idea that would put an end to it. Girardi has said numerous times that he believes allowing pitchers and catchers to..." September 06

  • Yankees Thought Red Sox' Doug Fister Was Using Mouthguard as Secret Listening Device

    SI "In the ongoing sign-stealing scandal unfurling between the Red Sox and Yankees, we have a new, goofy twist to add. According to Comcast Sports Net New England's Evan Drellich, the allegations levied by New York against Boston over a series back in August—one in which a group of players and coaches..." September 06

  • ‘He’s back’: Aroldis Chapman could regain closer role

    New York Post "Less than three weeks from being removed from the closer’s role, Aroldis Chapman may soon find himself back in the ninth inning. Chapman had a second straight good outing Tuesday, but his effort was wasted when Dellin Betances gave up a game-winning, two-run homer to Manny Machado in the bottom..." September 06

  • Boston Red Sox Used Electronic Devices to Steal Signs Against Yankees

    New York Times "For decades, spying on another team has been as much a part of the gamesmanship of baseball as brushback pitches and hard slides. The Red Sox have apparently added a modern — and illicit — twist: They used an Apple Watch to gain an advantage against the Yankees and other teams. Investigators..." September 05

  • Yankees Place Aaron Hicks On DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "3:54pm: The Yankees are optimistic that Hicks’ latest oblique injury isn’t as serious as his previous one, per Bryan Hoch of MLB.com (on Twitter). They believe he’ll be able to resume swinging within the next 10 days. 11:47am: The Yankees announced that they have placed outfielder Aaron Hicks..." September 04

  • Gary Sanchez gets his suspension reduced

    New York Post "Gary Sanchez has had trouble catching balls, but he did catch a break. The Yankees catcher had his suspension reduced from four games to three on Monday and will begin serving it today in Baltimore. Sanchez will miss the three-game series. Sanchez threw punches during an Aug. 24 brawl with..." September 04

  • Yankees' Starlin Castro undergoes emergency root canal

    Yardbarker "Starlin Castro did not have a fun morning on Saturday. The New York Yankees second baseman lost a front tooth at some point during Friday’s game against Boston and was at the dentist Saturday morning to undergo an emergency root canal. “He has been at the dentist since 7 o’clock this morning..." September 02

  • Girardi doesn't expect Sanchez, Romine to be suspended at same time

    New York Post "Gary Sanchez and Austin Romine will have their suspension appeal hearings Friday, but MLB’s decision likely won’t be rendered until Tuesday or Wednesday because the league’s offices are closed for Labor Day weekend. Such a timetable means the Yankees won’t lose Sanchez and Romine for any of the..." September 02

  • Farrell dismisses Sabathia's bunting complaints: 'We're going to do it again'

    Mass Live "CC Sabathia called the Red Sox "weak" after Thursday's game at Yankee Stadium. He was upset Eduardo Nunez tried to bunt for a base hit during the first inning. The 37-year-old Sabathia has dealt with a bad right knee this year. He spent 10 days on the DL in August because of it. "I'm aware..." September 02

  • CC Sabathia responds after getting fat shamed by Hall of Famer Jim Rice

    New York Post "Leave it to Jim Rice to have the harshest words in the CC Sabathia versus Red Sox battle. The former Red Sox outfielder — and Hall of Famer — called out Sabathia for being overweight after the lefty complained about Eduardo Nunez bunting against him in the Yankees’ win on Thursday in The..." September 02

  • Sabathia slams Red Sox for bunting strategy: 'It's kind of weak to me'

    New York Post "Unless the Red Sox and Yankees face each other in the playoffs, CC Sabathia won’t face Boston again this season. There’s little doubt he would like to. His mastery over the AL East rivals continued in a 6-2 victory Thursday, and this time it was personal. Sabathia said he wasn’t pleased..." September 01

  • Yankees acquire minor-league catcher Erik Kratz from Indians ahead of suspension appeals

    New York Daily News "Likely needing help behind the plate, the Yankees traded for Indians minor-league catcher Erik Kratz in exchange for cash considerations on Thursday, the team announced. Gary Sanchez and Austin Romine are both expected to have their suspension appeals heard on Friday. Sanchez got four games..." August 31

  • Yankees catchers on verge of learning their suspension fates

    New York Post "The appeals of Yankees catchers Gary Sanchez and Austin Romine regarding their suspensions stemming from the recent brawl with the Tigers are expected to be heard Friday. Major League Baseball special assistant to the commissioner John McHale is scheduled to conduct the appeal hearings for..." August 31

  • Yankees front office preparing to scout Japanese phenom Shohei Otani

    New York Daily News "Brian Cashman and assistant GM Jean Afterman will be in Japan watching two-way phenom Shohei Otani pitch for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters on Thursday at 5 a.m. ET, according to a source. They will see him play the field in another game, the source added. Otani, 23, is an intriguing..." August 31

  • Aaron Judge mini-vacation over

    New York Post "Aaron Judge’s mental break ends Wednesday. Now the Yankees hope its purpose — snapping Judge out of his massive slump — is the end result. Manager Joe Girardi said Judge “absolutely” will play in one of the two games in Wednesday’s doubleheader against the Indians after Tuesday night’s contest..." August 30

  • Could Cashman be a target for Jeter-led Marlins?

    Fanrag Sports "Brian Cashman, who has been the New York Yankees’ general manager since 1998, is a big reason why the Yankees have been able to sustain their success for so long. He has been instrumental in the process of significantly shortening the Yankees’ rebuilding process to allow them to compete for a..." August 29

  • Yankees, Dodgers among teams with 'heavy interest' in Japanese phenom Shohei Otani

    CBS Sports "You probably know about Shohei Otani -- the 23-year-old, two-way Japanese phenom who is widely considered the best player in the world who isn't in the majors. Well, teams know about him, too -- and they're devoting more and more resources toward scouting him. Case in point: in the past few weeks,..." August 29

  • Yankees' Bird makes return from DL after 4-month absence

    Bleacher Report "The New York Yankees announced Saturday they activated first baseman Greg Bird from the 60-day disabled list and called him up to the major League roster. Bird is in Saturday's lineup, batting sixth and playing first base, for the Yanks' clash with the Seattle Mariners. The 24-year-old has..." August 26

  • Aroldis Chapman still not sure why he is struggling

    Larry Brown Sports "Aroldis Chapman hasn’t really gotten the chance to pitch his way back into the closer’s role since losing it, and he’s still struggling to figure out what happened in the first place. Chapman admitted Friday that he is still not sure why he has struggled so much lately to the point of the team..." August 26

  • Ausmus: Gardner looked like he 'wanted to strangle me' during brawl

    Detroit Free Press "The most interesting subplot of Thursday afternoon’s series of events – the brawl and the beanballs and the benches clearing – was not the Detroit Tigers against the Yankees or Miguel Cabrera against Andrew Romine’s brother, but manager Brad Ausmus against outfielder Brett Gardner. “I still..." August 26

  • Yankees catch a break with Gary Sanchez’s short suspension for vicious sucker punches

    New York Daily News "Gary Sanchez caught a break from Major League Baseball — and Joe Torre — on Friday, getting a four-game suspension when more was deserved for the punches he threw at defenseless players in Thursday’s brawl with the Tigers. Privately the Yankees had to be thrilled not to lose their hottest..." August 26

  • Miguel Cabrera, Gary Sanchez, Austin Romine Suspended for Yankees-Tigers Brawl

    Bleacher Report "Major League Baseball handed out five suspensions Friday stemming from Thursday's brawl between the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers. According to MLB Communications on Twitter, Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera was suspended seven games, pitcher Alex Wilson was suspended four games and..." August 25

  • Miggy irate Judge escaped suspension: He tried to hit me on the floor

    Michigan Live "Detroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera was suspended for seven games after setting off a series of brawls in Thursday's game against the New York Yankees. Major League Baseball issued the penalties on Friday afternoon. Also suspended were Tigers pitcher Alex Wilson (four games), Tigers manager..." August 25

  • Miguel Cabrera to Gary Sanchez: At least fight me face-to-face

    New York Post "The main event of this overloaded fight card occurred right at home plate Thursday afternoon at Comerica Park. It starred a slam-dunk Hall of Famer, a guy who already has Yankees fans fantasizing about his own day in Cooperstown and a man whose family treats baseball the way western Pennsylvania..." August 25

  • What is it like to NOT put on the pinstripes? Not every Yankee is thrilled about it

    ESPN "Of all the New York Yankees, left fielder Brett Gardner has been here the longest. He was drafted in the third round by the team in 2005 and made it to the majors fast enough to be part of the 2009 World Series championship team. Besides having the most tenure, he's a traditionalist. With MLB..." August 25

  • Larry King On Yanks-Tigers Brawl: Haven't Seen That in 50 Years!

    TMZ "The Yankees vs Tigers brawl was so crazy ... there hasn't been anything like it in over 50 YEARS -- so says Larry King, who's a HUGE baseball fan. Larry's seen A LOT of MLB in his day ... and the 83-year-old told TMZ Sports he hasn't witnessed that kind of batter-on-catcher violence since he..." August 25

  • Yankees manager Joe Girardi rips umpires after three clashes with Tigers

    Sporting News "Eight people, including both managers, were ejected in Thursday's heated Yankees-Tigers game at Comerica Park and Yankees manager Joe Girardi thinks there should have been more. Girardi, who was ejected for the fourth time this season, was frustrated the umpires did not eject, let alone warn..." August 25