Yankees Rumors & News

  • Gausman ends road skid as Orioles blank Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Forty home runs was a nice number for Mark Trumbo to achieve. So was ending a streak of 25 straight winless road starts for Kevin Gausman. The nicest number, however, for the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday was one. As in getting the one win at the end of a frustrating weekend..." August 28

  • Girardi on surging Yankees: 'I believe in these guys'

    MLB.com "The Yankees insisted that they weren't waving the white flag on anything by dealing away some of their most attractive assets a month ago, expressing the belief that the players still in their clubhouse would continue to push for a postseason berth. They may have known exactly what they were..." August 28

  • Gary Sanchez becomes fastest player in MLB to hit 11 homers

    Sportsnaut "The new era of New York Yankees baseball started when the team moved on from Alex Rodriguez. It’s now been taken to a whole new level by the performance of the team’s youngsters. Ripe with talent at all levels of the Minors and even within the Major League club, there’s no more impressive..." August 28

  • Sanchez strikes again, leads Yankees to win

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Gary Sanchez is so locked in that fans are teammates are expecting something positive from every plate appearance. Eventually Sanchez will cool off, but in the meantime the New York Yankees will ride the wave and see where it takes them. Sanchez's hot streak has taken the..." August 27

  • Why Yankees' Joe Girardi has beef with September roster expansion

    Newark Star-Ledger "On Thursday, rosters around Major League Baseball will expand from 25 players to 40. The Yankees will benefit. They'll get deeper. They'll add a couple of promising relievers (Bryan Mitchell, Nick Goody), innings eaters (Richard Bleier) and high-upside youngsters (Luis Severino, Mason..." August 27

  • How much would Aroldis Chapman return cost Yankees in free agency?

    Newark Star-Ledger "From the moment the Yankees traded Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs, the door was kept open for a possible return this coming winter in free agency. While Dellin Betances has been more than adequate in the closer role, the idea of reuniting Chapman and Betances in a dominant bullpen duo has to be at..." August 26

  • Tim Tebow has ‘no shot’ of making it in baseball

    Larry Brown Sports "At least 20 MLB teams are expected to take a look at Tim Tebow’s baseball prospects at the former NFL quarterback’s workout next week, but some scouts is confident nothing will come of it. Katie Strang of ESPN.com spoke with three pro baseball scouts on Wednesday, and all three “expressed..." August 25

  • The Yankees get an unwelcome visitor when a fan falls into their dugout

    Fox Sports "Things were going pretty well for Yankees during the eighth inning of their 5-0 win over the Mariners on Wednesday until a fan dropped in. Literally. A fan fell from the stands at Safeco Field into the Yankees’ dugout, startling just about everyone there. Brian McCann, who had the day off,..." August 25

  • Sabathia leads Yanks over M's

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- A lot changed for CC Sabathia over the past year or two, both on and off the field, but one thing that stayed the same is his mastery at Safeco Field. Sabathia had another successful start in Seattle on Tuesday night, pitching seven strong innings as the New York Yankees beat the..." August 24

  • Sanchez, Tanaka lead Yankees past Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Yankees rookie Gary Sanchez continued his historic power surge, but the two chances he was denied garnered almost as much attention. Sanchez homered for the seventh time in eight games and Masahiro Tanaka outdueled former Japanese league teammate Hisashi Iwakuma to lift the New..." August 24

  • New Yankees’ nucleus bringing success to the Bronx

    Sportsnaut "Something is brewing in the Bronx with the New York Yankees. It probably won’t manifest itself into a playoff spot in 2016. But in a couple of months, the Yankees have gone from a “win now” team that wasn’t winning a whole lot to a team with an incredibly bright future. New York missed the..." August 24

  • Twenty MLB teams to attend Tim Tebow's workout on Aug. 30

    ESPN "Tim Tebow is scheduled to hold a workout for Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, a source told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. More than 20 MLB teams are confirmed to attend the workout, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. For almost the past year, Tebow has been training in..." August 24

  • Mariners rally twice to defeat Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- The Seattle Mariners overcame another big night from Yankees rookie phenom Gary Sanchez, using a pair of three-run homers to beat New York 7-5 on Monday night. Third baseman Kyle Seager and catcher Mike Zunino each hit go-ahead, three-run shots on a night when Sanchez and Yankees..." August 23

  • Yankees pledge to pay for Doc Gooden’s drug treatment — if he accepts

    New York Daily News "Dwight (Doc) Gooden is insisting publicly that he doesn't have a drug problem, yet more and more people want to help him — none more significant than the Yankees, who have reached out to say they'll pay for any treatment he would consider getting. Darryl Strawberry and Ron Dock, Gooden's former..." August 23

  • MLB postseason schedule announced

    MLB.com "Major League Baseball announced its 2016 postseason schedule on Tuesday, opening with the American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser on TBS on Tuesday, Oct. 4, and followed by the National League equivalent on ESPN one night later. The 112th World Series on FOX will begin on Tuesday,..." August 23

  • The cautionary tale Yankees hope to avoid with Gary Sanchez

    New York Post "Gary Sanchez isn’t the first young catcher to take The Bronx by storm after being called up during the season. It was just five years ago that Jesus Montero had people take notice when he arrived in September, thrust immediately into a playoff race. Nine games into his career, the right-handed..." August 23

  • Tim Tebow to hold workout for MLB teams Aug. 30

    SI "Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow will hold a workout for prospective Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, reports ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick. Tebow, who last played baseball in high school in 2005, announced earlier this month that he was planning on pursuing a professional..." August 23

  • Cessa wins first major league start as Yankees defeat Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Luis Cessa discovered his own remedy to cure the anxiety he experienced before his first major league start Saturday night. "I felt nervous before the game," the 24-year-old Mexican rookie said. "After I throw the first pitch, I feel like I'm normal again." After..." August 21

  • Joe Girardi gives Chase Headley another night off to rest aching Achilles

    New York Daily News "Chase Headley received a text message early Saturday from Joe Girardi informing him that he wouldn’t be in the lineup later that night against the Angels. After watching his replacement, Ronald Torreyes, go 4-for-4 with a home run Friday night, Headley was hardly surprised. “There’s no..." August 21

  • Chacin, Angels shut out Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Thinking like a reliever enabled starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin to end a long personal drought Sunday. Chacin earned his first victory in nearly 10 weeks by combining with three relievers on a six-hit shutout in the Los Angeles Angels' 2-0 win over the New York Yankees on..." August 21

  • Brian McCann calls Yankees' kids 'Best young group I've seen'

    Newark Star-Ledger "The unofficial successor to Alex Rodriguez as Yankees designated hitter didn't seem too interested in talking about his contributions to a 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night. Brian McCann didn't even mention his two-out, two-run single in the first inning, which was big at..." August 21

  • Tanaka, Yankees blank Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The New York Yankees combined a strong pitching performance along with a rare display of power to win one of their most complete games of the season. It was the type of win that keeps team optimism high despite long odds of gaining a post-season berth. Masahiro Tanaka..." August 20

  • The next test the Yankees’ youth brigade will face

    New York Post "It’s time to leave the nest. Over the past week, Yankees rookies have seen why it can be so special to play in The Bronx. Since the Yankees transformed a roster gutted by trades into its most exciting incarnation of the season, the Baby Bombers have been cheered and praised, and in some cases —..." August 19

  • Rob Manfred wants a pitch clock in MLB in 2017

    The Comeback "In an effort to find ways to speed up the game of baseball, Commissioner Rob Manfred has openly discussed the possibility of adding a pitch clock to Major League Baseball. Manfred is no stranger to discussing innovative ways to improve the game he now sees over. Manfred has brought on the idea..." August 18

  • Carlos Beltran says in Texas, as opposed to New York, it’s “more about baseball”

    Hardball Talk "Carlos Beltran was traded from the Yankees to the Rangers recently. He was asked what the biggest difference was between playing for the Rangers and playing for the Yankees. His answer was about the media environment surrounding each team: "Playing in Texas … it’s relaxing, man. Being here, for..." August 18

  • Alex Rodriguez long shot for 2017

    Today's Knuckleball "When Alex Rodriguez’s publicist announced that A-Rod would not be coming back to play in 2016, the speculation already started up about 2017. But that is probably a long shot, too. A-Rod told some friends the weekend of his sendoff, “I’m done.” And perhaps we should take him at his word..." August 18

  • Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner is getting 'emotional' over his young players

    Fox Sports "Owning the New York Yankees comes with a lot of pressure, and having to sell prior to the trade deadline is as stressful as it is unfamiliar. That was the situation Hal Steinbrenner faced when he had to green-light the trades of Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller, Carlos Beltran and Ivan Nova, and..." August 18

  • Hal Steinbrenner says social media convinced him to rebuild

    Hardball Talk "The Yankees, after a long time spent trying to squeeze out an extra year from this or that expensive veteran, finally pulled the trigger on a rebuild this summer, trading off Carlos Beltran, Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller, releasing Alex Rodriguez, turning Brian McCann into a DH, watching Mark..." August 18

  • Marlins president: A-Rod rumors fueled by Miami connection

    New York Post "If he couldn’t end his baseball career in The Bronx, then the romantic (if not logical) second choice for Alex Rodriguez always seemed to be Miami. The longtime South Florida resident received a god’s welcome from the fans each of the few times he appeared as a visiting player in Marlins Park and,..." August 18

  • Blue Jays erase six-run deficit, rip Yankees 12-6

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Probably the best thing to happen to the Toronto Blue Jays Tuesday night was watching the skies above Yankee Stadium open up. It led to a 42-minute rain delay and for the Blue Jays it meant their hitters would not have to face Michael Pineda again. The delay proved worth..." August 17

  • Happ becomes 17-game winner as Jays beat Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Was it the cologne or the bat? Inquiring minds wanted to know what led to Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons getting in Josh Donaldson's face during a brief dugout encounter in the third inning. Both sides shrugged it off and joked about it, but then again since the..." August 17

  • The honeymoon phase is over for the new-school general managers

    MLB Daily Dish "Every year at certain points of the season, Mike Bates runs a GM confidence poll in which fans of every major league team are asked—in very simple terms—how confident they are in their favorite team’s front office. The 2016 midseason results just went up, and finding trends has become the new..." August 17

  • Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner OK with A-Rod playing elsewhere

    USA Today "The New York Yankees plans to retain Alex Rodriguez as a special assistant and instructor as long as he desires, even if he plays again in 2017 for another club, managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner said Wednesday at the quarterly owners’ meetings. Rodriguez, who was owed about $27 million..." August 17

  • Rob Manfred: Baseball is changing quicker than ever

    ESPN "Baseball is the greatest game in the world. If you need proof, look no further than the fact that baseball, like no other sport, has an amazing capacity to spark genuine and even heated debate. Baseball fans and media like nothing more than to talk about what is good and bad about the game. The..." August 17

  • Yankees' Brian McCann slides into backdrop as Gary Sanchez emerges

    New York Daily News "As the Yankees’ youngsters continue to dominate on the field and capture the attention of fans, the aging veterans are sliding into the backdrop. One of those players is 32-year-old Brian McCann, who appears to have lost his starting catcher job with Gary Sanchez showing improvement behind the..." August 17

  • Nathan Eovaldi expected to miss all of 2017 as Yankees righthander has torn flexor tendon, partially torn UCL

    New York Daily News "Nathan Eovaldi’s season is over. Eovaldi revealed Tuesday afternoon that he will need Tommy John surgery to repair damage the UCL in his right elbow. He also tore his flexor tendon off the bone in his right arm and will need a separate surgery to repair that injury. Because this is Eovladi’s..." August 17

  • Teixeira says he won't be traded

    The Score "Mark Teixeira's time with the New York Yankees - and in baseball period - is set to end when the slugger retires at the conclusion of the season, and when he does, it'll likely be in pinstripes. Teixeira was asked Monday if he'd waive his no-trade clause to facilitate a deal with the Miami..." August 16

  • Alex Rodriguez still could be good fit with Marlins, Yankees' Mark Teixeira says

    Newark Star-Ledger "There are a few empty lockers in the back left corner of the Yankees clubhouse. Carlos Beltran used to have a couple stalls there. He's now DHing for the Texas Rangers. That's also where Alex Rodriguez's things were until someone cleared everything out after his farewell game Friday night..." August 16

  • A-Rod publicist issues statement to put return rumors to rest: 'It's not happening'

    CBS Sports "With rumors about possible interest from the Marlins swirling, Alex Rodriguez has come out and said he will not play again this season. A-Rod issued a statement through longtime publicist Ron Berkowitz on Monday. Here's the statement: "I want to put all this talk to rest about Alex playing..." August 16

  • Report: A-Rod likely headed to Marlins to play first base

    NESN "Alex Rodriguez’s “retirement” looks like it’s going to be short-lived. The now former New York Yankees designated hitter never said his career was over, even as he and the Yankees announced the awkward end to their relationship last week. Rodriguez on Friday played the final game of his..." August 15

  • Alex Rodriguez may soon get a call from Miami Marlins

    San Francisco Chronicle " Alex Rodriguez may soon get a call from his hometown team. The Miami Marlins are in the market for a power hitter to replace injured slugger Giancarlo Stanton, and they're discussing whether to reach out to Rodriguez, president of baseball operations Michael Hill said Sunday." August 15

  • Yankees' Chad Green: Officially recalled to start

    CBS Sports "Green was officially recalled from Triple-A to start Monday's matchup against the Blue Jays. Green will fill the spot of Luis Severino, who was optioned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre following Sunday's start. The right-hander has appeared in eight games for the Yankees on the season, amassing a 4.94..." August 15

  • On breakout day for new Yankees, Aaron Hicks showcases improvement

    New York Daily News "It’s been a nightmarish first season in the Bronx for Aaron Hicks, but the Yankee left fielder just may be turning things around. Hicks mashed a three-run home run in the fifth inning on Saturday, the go-ahead blow in an 8-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. The bomb was the..." August 14

  • Mattingly: Marlins haven't talked about signing A-Rod; doesn't rule out possibility ex-Yankee could be asset

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "On the day the New York Yankees gave Alex Rodriguez his release as a player, Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly faced the inevitable question. Do you feel like A-Rod could help this team right now? "We really haven't talked about it as far as him coming here," Mattingly said. "You've got..." August 14

  • Longoria keys offensive outburst as Rays rout Yanks

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Evan Longoria has been on a hot streak for most of the season and his heat index seems to increase when he faces the New York Yankees. Longoria had another big day against the Yankees on Sunday, when he tied a season high with four RBIs and highlighted a six-run fourth inning..." August 14

  • Rodriguez contributes to victory in Yankees' swan song

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Alex Rodriguez savored every moment of his final game for the New York Yankees and possibly the last of his eventful 22-year career. The moment that touched him the most was when manager Joe Girardi gave the 41-year-old an opportunity to play third base for one more out...." August 13

  • Archer humbled as final pitcher to strike out A-Rod

    The Score "Chris Archer is great at verbalizing his emotions. He's well-spoken, and he knows a legend when he sees one. With Alex Rodriguez potentially playing his final major-league game on Friday when the New York Yankees took on the Tampa Bay Rays, Archer was given the dubious honor of being the last..." August 13

  • Yankees promote prospects Judge, Austin

    The Score "Judgement Day has arrived. The New York Yankees have announced that their fourth-ranked prospect, Aaron Judge, will be in the lineup Saturday against the Tampa Bay Rays. New York also promoted Tyler Austin. At a hulking 6-foot-7 and 275-pounds, Judge tore it up in Triple-A, slashing..." August 13

  • Teixeira tips cap to A-Rod's legacy: 'Damn, was he entertaining'

    The Score "Alex Rodriguez's legacy can best be described as only that - a legacy. Over the course of his tumultuous 22-year career, the New York Yankees' slugger was never out of the spotlight. Just ask Mark Teixeira, who took the field with A-Rod every day since 2009, winning a World Series with him in..." August 13

  • Yankees prospects mash back-to-back HRs in MLB debut

    The Score "It's a new day in New York Yankees baseball. Called up earlier on Saturday to make his MLB debut, Tyler Austin didn't take very long to make an impression with the Bronx Bombers. On a 2-2 pitch in the second, Austin sent a wall-scraper deep down the right field line to earn his first big-league..." August 13