Yankees Rumors & News

  • Why Yankees say they're not dealing Chase Headley

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Yankees likely won't trade third baseman Chase Headley this offseason, but are still talking to teams about left fielder Brett Gardner, general manager Brian Cashman said. "I've turned down what was presented to me," Cashman said, referring to deals regarding Headley, at the Winter Meetings..." December 08

  • Aroldis Chapman explains why he chose to return to Yankees

    Larry Brown Sports "Aroldis Chapman is heading back to the New York Yankees after helping the Chicago Cubs break a 108-year championship curse. In terms of a career path, you can’t ask for much more than that. After he signed with the Yankees on Wednesday, Chapman revealed that he had narrowed his decision down to..." December 08

  • The Aroldis Chapman fallout will be even more interesting than the deal itself

    Fox Sports "The fallout from the Yankees’ agreement with free agent Aroldis Chapman on a five-year, $86 million contract will be even more interesting than the deal itself. And the deal is pretty darned interesting, seeing as how it shattered the record for a closer by a mere $24 million. The details,..." December 08

  • Matt Holliday’s Yankees’ deal has no-trade clause to one team

    Sportsnaut "Matt Holliday is making it pretty darn clear that he doesn’t want to play baseball in one city. Outside of potentially visiting Oakland as a member of the New York Yankees, the veteran has no intention of repeating his nightmarish half season with the Athletics. According to Chris Cotillo of SB..." December 08

  • Orioles reportedly interested in Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner

    New York Daily News "The Yankees have fielded numerous trade offers for Brett Gardner, but would Brian Cashman really deal him within the American League East? FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman reported Wednesday that the Orioles see Gardner as a potential fit in their outfield, though Baltimore would want the Yankees to..." December 08

  • Marlins offered Chapman $87M before Yankees deal

    Miami Herald "The Marlins have failed in their bid to sign Aroldis Chapman. But they’re still in the picture for Kenley Jansen. Chapman agreed to terms with the New York Yankees late Wednesday on a five-year deal worth $86 million, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. But they still have a five-year..." December 08

  • Yankees agree to 5-year deal with Aroldis Chapman

    Fanrag Sports "The New York Yankees’ latest signing is a familiar face. Late Wednesday night, sources confirmed to FanRag Sports that closer Aroldis Chapman agreed to a five-year, $86 million deal with the Yankees. The deal is a new record for a closer, eclipsing the contract Mark Melancon received earlier this..." December 08

  • Brian Cashman dubs rival Red Sox 'Golden State Warriors of baseball' after Sale deal

    Sporting News "As general manager of the New York Yankees, it's not in Brian Cashman's blood to stand idly by while the Boston Red Sox add one of the five best pitchers in baseball to their riches. But even Cashman had to hand it to the rival Red Sox for acquiring ace Chris Sale in a blockbuster Monday..." December 07

  • Report: Yankees have made offers to both Aroldis Chapman, Kenley Jansen

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Yankees are hot on the prowl for an elite closer or two. According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com on Tuesday, the Yankees have made contract offers to free agent relievers Aroldis Chapman and Kenley Jansen. The 28-year-old Chapman, who was actually with the Yankees last season before..." December 06

  • Yankees remain focused on Aroldis Chapman

    Fanrag Sports "Though it isn’t known exactly where the team stands, the New York Yankees remain focused on bringing back closer Aroldis Chapman, with ex-Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen their primary backup plan. While Chapman is reportedly looking for a six-year deal, the Yankees won’t go that far; they are,..." December 06

  • Yankees to retire Derek Jeter's number in May

    SI "The New York Yankees will retire Derek Jeter's No. 2 jersey on May 14 against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium, the team announced. Jeter will also get a plaque in Monument Park. He will be the 22nd player to have his number retired by the team. With Jeter's number retired, all single..." December 06

  • MLB smashed revenue record, close to $10 billion in 2016

    Sportsnaut "The 2016 calendar year has been successful for Major League Baseball. In fact, 2016 has already been the most successful financial year MLB has ever seen. “Major League Baseball continues to grow at a phenomenal rate around its business,” Maury Brown of Forbes reported. “As the calendar year..." December 05

  • Yankees showing interest in Twins’ Brian Dozier

    Fanrag Sports "The Minnesota Twins have made no secret about their willingness to trade star second baseman Brian Dozier, and one team emerging as a possibly-interested partner is the New York Yankees. While their level of interest is unknown, they have checked in on the slugging second baseman. The Los..." December 05

  • Marlins may hold crucial domino in Yankees’ closer pursuit

    New York Post "The Marlins are pushing hard to add a top closer, notably Kenley Jansen, which could set off a series of moves that would make it more difficult for the Yankees to reunite with Aroldis Chapman. The Marlins are hungry to upgrade their rotation, especially after the death of Jose Fernandez. The..." December 05

  • Pitcher/slugger Shohei Otani weighing MLB move for 2018

    ESPN "Japanese pitcher Shohei Otani says he could move to Major League Baseball after the 2017 season. The 22-year-old right-hander, who has also shown potential as a hitter, signed a $2.37 million contract for next season with the Nippon Ham Fighters on Monday. Otani will not become eligible for..." December 05

  • Under Armour to become MLB’s official uniform provider in 2020

    Hardball Talk "This is interesting. Majestic Athletic has been baseball’s official uniform provider for decades, with its relationship with Major League Baseball dating back to the early 80s when it started providing batting practice jerseys. But that’s going to end after three more season. As CNBC’s Jessica..." December 05

  • Yankees land their DH in Matt Holliday

    New York Post "The compensation draft pick it would have cost to sign Edwin Encarnacion to a multi-year deal for big money didn’t appeal to the Yankees. Signing Carlos Beltran, 40 in April, didn’t light a fire for them, even if the switch hitter had a good year in The Bronx before being dealt to the Rangers..." December 05

  • Bud Selig elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Bud Selig, who evolved from a young, avid fan to founding owner of the Milwaukee Brewers to consensus-building commissioner during a life devoted to baseball, reached the pinnacle of the game Sunday evening. Selig was elected for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., by..." December 04

  • Braves sign Jacob Lindgren to one-year deal

    Hardball Talk "The Braves signed left-handed reliever Jacob Lindgren to a one-year deal, according to a team announcement on Sunday. Lindgren, the Yankees’ top draft pick in 2014, was nicknamed “The Strikeout Factory” after blowing through four levels of New York’s farm system in 2014. He started the 2015..." December 04

  • Yankees GM Brian Cashman rappells down 22-story building

    Sportress of Blogitude "New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman proved to be braver than most folks on Friday morning by rappelling down the 22-story One Landmark Square building. But hey, it was all for charity, so there you go. Cashman, known for committing to out-of-the-ordinary acts for charity, pulled..." December 03

  • Yankees GM wants to 'hit the ground running' at winter meetings

    New York Post "The Airlander that is the Yankees finds itself in a holding pattern. The Hot Stove League will have to wait a little longer. Brian Cashman said Friday morning he had alerted a host of agents representing available players, as well as executives of other teams with whom he had engaged in trade..." December 03

  • Yankees open for business after new collective-bargaining agreement

    New York Daily News "With a new labor deal struck between Major League Baseball and the MLBPA Wednesday night, the Yankees are now open for business. According to a source, the Yankees had been "staying put" until a new collective-bargaining agreement was put in place as they waited to see how a new deal will..." December 02

  • Did Yankees really give Fidel Castro a tryout?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Fidel Castro and the New York Yankees? Don't believe it. Though it's been a story that's lived for years -- and may still -- the late Cuban dictator definitely didn't try out for the Yankees and reports of his baseball-playing abilities may have been a little exaggerated, according to..." December 01

  • Yankees’ Interest in Matt Holliday Gaining Momentum

    Yanks Go Yard "The Yankees are poised to ignite Major League Baseball’s Hot Stove following the completion of Wednesday’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement. General manager Brian Cashman has made contact with nearly every notable free agent on the market, and it feels like it’s only a matter of time before a..." December 01

  • Why the new CBA will keep Japanese phenom Shohei Otani from coming to MLB

    CBS Sports "On Wednesday, Major League Baseball and the players union reached a verbal agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement. The new CBA -- which still has to be ratified by both sides -- will introduce some wrinkles to the international free-agent signing system. As it turns out, those..." December 01

  • MLB bans smokeless chewing tobacco for new players in new CBA

    CBS Sports "On Wednesday night, Major League Baseball and the players union reached a verbal agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement-- one that will cover the next five years. One of the most interesting aspects of the new CBA is the decision to ban chewing tobacco. Here are the details,..." December 01

  • All-Star Game will no longer determine home-field advantage in the World Series

    Hardball Talk "The Associated Press reported early Thursday morning that, as a part of the new collective bargaining agreement, home-field advantage in the World Series will no longer be determined by the All-Star Game. Home-field advantage will now be awarded to the pennant winner with the better regular season..." December 01

  • MLB, MLBPA Agree To New Collective Bargaining Agreement

    MLB Trade Rumors "The league and union have announced a “tentative five-year labor agreement,” noting that “the parties continue to draft” the final deal. 7:47pm: Major League Baseball and the MLB Player’s Association have reached agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement, according to Ken Rosenthal of..." December 01

  • Hal Steinbrenner says he expects Aaron Judge to claim Yankees’ right field job next season

    New York Daily News "Here comes the Judge. At least he better be. Brian Cashman isn’t handing Aaron Judge the right field job just yet, but Hal Steinbrenner made it clear he expects the young slugger to grab hold of the job next season. Speaking in the first part of a two-part interview on the YES Network,..." November 30

  • No lockout vote scheduled yet for Wednesday as MLB's labor deal nears expiration

    ESPN "Even as the clock ticked down toward the midnight expiration of Major League Baseball's labor agreement and a potential work stoppage, MLB had yet to schedule a lockout vote by owners, sources told ESPN late Wednesday afternoon. While that was viewed by people around the sport as another..." November 30

  • Mike Napoli’s former teams all interested in reunion

    Fanrag Sports "Mike Napoli is coming off one of the finer seasons of his career, and as a result, the free agent first baseman is drawing interest from several teams. Indications are that the three most serious in their pursuits of the 35-year-old slugger are all former teams of Napoli’s — the Boston Red Sox,..." November 30

  • New York in 'full pursuit' for Rich Hill, Boston 'in mix,'

    Mass Live "ESPN's Jim Bowden is reporting that the New York Yankees are among four teams "in full pursuit" of free agent starting pitcher Rich Hill while the Boston Red Sox are one of two teams "in the mix to a lesser degree." Bowden reported: "Rich Hill has four teams that are all 'in' full pursuit of..." November 30

  • MLB, union can’t afford to ruin 20-plus years of labor peace

    New York Post "Would Major League Baseball, in the wake of a highly successful season that culminated in a World Series for the ages, actually turn off its lights and shut its doors? Wednesday marks the first last chance to avoid such an unforeseen blow. The game’s collective bargaining agreement..." November 30

  • McGwire, Steinbrenner, Selig among Hall of Fame candidates for new Veterans Committee

    Hardball Talk "The Baseball Hall of Fame has revamped its Veterans Committee many times in the past several years. Mostly because its committee of veterans has had a bad habit of, you know, not electing anyone, and what’s the point of having one if no one ever makes it in? And yes, this is a bit of a problem...." November 30

  • Owners back off demand for international draft

    Hardball Talk "Ken Rosenthal reports a development from the Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations: the owners, he says, have backed off their demand for an international draft as a requirement for a new CBA. Rosenthal says that they did so out of a “desire to move talks forward.” As we’ve discussed on..." November 29

  • World Baseball Classic may end after 2017

    Larry Brown Sports "The plug may soon be pulled on the World Baseball Classic. Cristian Moreno of ESPN reported Monday that unless revenues improve for the 2017 edition of the WBC, there may not be any more in the future. The hope was that the WBC would serve as a global showcase for the sport, much like the..." November 29

  • Yankees release pitchers Nathan Eovaldi, Nick Rumbelow, Joe Mantiply

    New York Daily News "The Yankees trimmed their 40-man roster down by a few spots Monday, unconditionally releasing pitchers Nathan Eovaldi, Nick Rumbelow and Joe Mantiply. Eovaldi's release comes as no surprise, as the righthander will miss all of 2017 following last summer's Tommy John surgery. The 26-year-old..." November 29

  • Cashman: Gleyber Torres will start 2017 at Double-A

    New York Post "Now more than ever, it is important to grow your own. Having dealt Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller and Carlos Beltran for prospects this past July to complement the high-end talent in the Yankees’ system, the club is in position to benefit from an infusion of young talent. That doesn’t mean..." November 28

  • With MLB lockout looming, Latin American players take stand vs. international draft

    CBS Sports "Baseball's current collective bargaining agreement is set to expire Thursday, and the owners have already mentioned the possibility of a lockout if the two sides do not agree to terms. Obviously neither MLB nor the MLBPA wants a work stoppage after 21 years of labor peace. There's too much money..." November 28

  • Red Sox, Yankees among teams still discussing Encarnacion

    Mass Live "Boston Globe national baseball reporter Nick Cafardo wrote in his Sunday notes column that the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox are among multiple teams interested in free agent slugger Edwin Encarnacion. Cafardo noted: There's "a healthy amount" of interest in the slugger, according to..." November 28

  • Yankees' Cashman: CBA has 'crippled us in the short term'

    New York Post "Now more than ever, it is important to grow your own. Having dealt Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller and Carlos Beltran for prospects this past July to complement the high-end talent in the Yankees’ system, the club is in position to benefit from an infusion of young talent. That doesn’t mean..." November 27

  • Dellin Betances chooses Dominican Republic over U.S. for WBC

    CBS Sports "The Dominican Republic has added a shutdown reliever to the roster in advance of the 2017 World Baseball Classic. George A. King III of the New York Post reports that Yankees right-hander Dellin Betances has agreed to pitch for the D.R. in next year's tournament. As King writes, Betances, who was..." November 24

  • Yankees casting wide net on free agent market

    Fanrag Sports "The Yankees are targeting star free agent closer Aroldis Chapman, but they’ve checked in on several relievers, the top free-agent starters and a whole host of hitters as they try to improve on their rare off year of 2016. In addition to the previously mentioned Chapman and Kenley Jansen as..." November 24

  • Where Yankees are turning bullpen eye after Brett Cecil flirt

    New York Post "Even if they sign Aroldis Chapman, which they want to do, the Yankees are determined to upgrade more than just one spot in their bullpen. To that end, they remained engaged with Brett Cecil until he signed with the Cardinals, and continue to be among the suitors checking in on Boone Logan,..." November 23

  • Aroldis Chapman ‘would love to be a Yankee again’ as GM says team will pursue potential return

    New York Daily News "The Yankees want Aroldis Chapman back. Apparently, the feelings are mutual. Since the day the Yankees traded him to the Cubs in late-July, the flame-throwing closer hasn’t hidden his love for New York, but Tuesday he told NY Sports Day that he “would love to be a Yankee again.” “The..." November 23

  • Yoenis Cespedes not part of Yankees’ free agent plans

    New York Daily News "After the Yankees dealt veteran Brian McCann to the Astros last week, Brian Cashman said the move opened up the possibility of pursuing some lumber while the team still focuses on its main goal of strengthening the rotation and bullpen. But don’t expect free-agent Cuban slugger Yoenis Cespedes..." November 23

  • Sources: Baseball's 21-year run of labor peace could be in jeopardy

    Fox Sports "Baseball’s streak of 21 consecutive years of labor peace is in jeopardy. The owners will consider voting to lock out the players if the two sides cannot reach a new collective-bargaining agreement by the time the current deal expires on Dec. 1, according to sources with knowledge of the..." November 22

  • Yankees have heavy company in Carlos Beltran sweepstakes

    New York Post "The perception of executives inquiring is the Yankees, Red Sox and Astros are the most competitive teams for Carlos Beltran, with perhaps the Rangers lurking to try to retain him. The executives say that beyond the obvious – Beltran, even with his 40th birthday approaching in April, remains a..." November 22

  • Free agency ‘love’ between Aroldis Chapman and Yankees is mutual

    New York Post "The Yankees would like to bring free agent Aroldis Chapman’s triple-digit fastball back to The Bronx. And the lefty closer told NY Sports Day he is very interested in a reunion with the team that dealt him to the Cubs at this summer’s trade deadline. “I would love to be a Yankee again,’’..." November 22

  • Masahiro Tanaka's looming opt-out shades Yankees' pitching plans

    ESPN "To understand why the New York Yankees may end up being the free-agent winners for someone like left-hander Rich Hill, it is best to hop in the DeLorean, pump it up to 88 mph and fast-forward to a year from now. At that time, Masahiro Tanaka will most certainly be a dilemma for the Yankees. If..." November 22