Yankees Rumors & News

  • How $5,000 ended up costing the Royals chance at Mariano Rivera

    New York Post "What a tremendous scene — not just here at Kauffman Stadium, but in this whole darn city. When you go to the downtown CVS at 7:15 Tuesday morning and you’re greeted by employees wearing Royals shirts, you know they’re into it. That a 29-year wait for postseason baseball action makes folks..." October 02

  • Jeter does Twitter Q&A; is apparently afraid of cats?

    SI.com "Derek Jeter took to Twitter Wednesday to promote The Player's Tribune, the new website Jeter will be heavily involved in editing lending his name to. Jeter held a brief Q&A on the site's Twitter page. Jeter's site promise to "present the unfiltered voices of professional athletes" but his..." October 02

  • Will Yankees ignore Stephen Drew’s recent history?

    New York Post "Look at the entire body of work across the previous years and forget Stephen Drew’s fractured 2014 season? Or was this past year simply too miserable for the Yankees to ignore? “I would say clubs would spend a good deal of time focusing on his career offensive statistics as opposed to a couple..." October 01

  • MLB To Test Pace-Of-Game Initiatives In AFL

    Baseball America "Major League Baseball on Wednesday said it would begin testing some ideas aimed at quickening the pace of game at the Arizona Fall League. AFL games begin Oct. 7 and run through the championship game on Nov. 15. Among the experimental rules are: • Batter’s Box Rule: The batter shall keep..." October 01

  • Derek Jeter starts 'The Players' Tribune,' a site for athletes to share first-person stories

    Newark Star-Ledger "Just three days after waving goodbye to baseball, retired Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter announced he was starting a new venture: The Players' Tribune. The site, he said in a long letter written on the front page, will give athletes the opportunity to connect with fans "with no filter," giving..." October 01

  • Five shortstops who could replace Derek Jeter

    New York Post "If the Yankees had to replace Derek Jeter, their already difficult quest to assemble a championship-caliber team would be all the more treacherous. But they have to find a successor for a player whose .617 OPS ranked 142nd out of 146 qualifiers and a guy whose every defensive metric was near..." October 01

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    Bryan Hoch @BryanHoch

    Carlos Beltran had right elbow surgery today; Yankees say he can resume hitting and throwing in six weeks, playing in 12.

  • Yankees prep Brian Cashman deal

    ESPN New York "The New York Yankees have begun the process of constructing a new contract for longtime general manager Brian Cashman, a source said. Cashman's contract is set to expire at the end of this month. He just completed his 17th season as the Yankees' GM, yet they failed to make the playoffs the..." September 30

  • Jeter's career ends with a win in Boston

    Pinstripe Alley "think most Yankee fans' hope was that Derek Jeter's career would end with a World Series victory. Sadly that won't happen, but a victory over the Red Sox at Fenway isn't a bad second option. In his final at bat, Jeter hit an RBI single. It wasn't quite Thursday night, but it was a nice way to end..." September 29

  • Joe Girardi ‘absolutely’ expects Alex Rodriguez to play third base for Yankees in 2015

    New York Daily News "Well, that didn't take long. One day after Derek Jeter's retirement, Alex Rodriguez immediately became the focal point of the Yankees' future. Joe Girardi met the media for more than 30 minutes on Monday to wrap up the 2014 season, fielding more than his share of questions about the..." September 29

  • Jeter caps career with RBI single

    ESPN.com "With the soldout crowd at Fenway Park chanting his name, Derek Jeter ended his 20-year career with an RBI infield single in the third inning Sunday. Jeter left the field to a standing ovation from both Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees players, who joined the fans, the majority of whom had..." September 29

  • Ichiro’s future with Yankees questionable, but plans on playing again next year

    New York Daily News "Ichiro Suzuki is not thinking about how many more years he has left in his career, he just knows that he's going to play again next season. But the soon-to-be free agent answered cryptically when asked about perhaps returning to the Yankees: “That might be a question you shouldn’t ask right..." September 29

  • Batting second, Jeter at DH for final game

    MLB.com "Derek Jeter was in the lineup for the final game of his career on Sunday, batting second as the Yankees' designated hitter. Manager Joe Girardi called it "the end of an era" and has said that he will operate according to Jeter's wishes throughout the afternoon. He is not sure how many at-bats..." September 28

  • Even With Derek Jeter, Yankees Lose to Red Sox

    Boston Globe "Even Derek Jeter couldn’t prevent this Yankees loss. The Red Sox sent 14 batters to the plate in the second inning with eight scoring on their way to 10-4 thrashing of the Yankees at Fenway Park Saturday afternoon. Back in the lineup after taking Friday off, Jeter went 1-for-2 with an..." September 28

  • Sources: Joe Girardi chided Yankees

    ESPN.com "It was supposed to be a festive occasion, in which Derek Jeter's New York Yankees teammates were to present their captain with gifts to express their respect and gratitude just moments before he would take the field for his final game at Yankee Stadium. But before the gifts could be bestowed,..." September 28

  • Masahiro Tanaka doesn’t make it out of the second inning vs. the Red Sox

    Hardball Talk "This won’t exactly give the Yankees peace of mind going into the offseason. Masahiro Tanaka was solid in his first start in 10 weeks last Sunday against the Blue Jays, but he didn’t make it out of the second inning this afternoon against the Red Sox at Fenway Park. There’s no way to sugarcoat..." September 27

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    David Lennon @DPLennon

    Betances done for season. Girardi said he's pitched enough innings for this year. #yankees

  • Jeter doesn’t leave the dugout as Yankees top Red Sox

    New York Post "With Derek Jeter strolling around the third base dugout trying to recover from Thursday night’s emotional ride in The Bronx, the Yankees employed a lineup Friday night against the Red Sox that didn’t have a single regular player. What they did have was veteran lefty Chris Capuano, and he was..." September 27

  • Derek Jeter to finish career as DH

    New York Post "Derek Jeter wants to watch the replay of his emotional and scintillating final game at Yankee Stadium because he admitted his mind wasn’t always right during the evening that pebbled a lot of flesh. Nevertheless, when the retiring shortstop views the historic game, there will be a degree of..." September 27

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    David Waldstein @DavidWaldstein

    Brian Cashman just talked about ARod. Said he's been in touch about his workouts. ARod said he was not interested in playing winter ball.

  • Joe Girardi had a much different plan for Derek Jeter's sendoff

    USA Today "Joe Girardi had a plan for Derek Jeter’s sendoff. An organized surprise for the Captain to exit the field. Girardi was going to let the Yankees shortstop finish his final home game and take a lap around the field in front of all 48,613 cheering fans. And when he got to left field, Joe Torre,..." September 26

  • Derek Jeter hits walk-off single in final Yankee Stadium game

    Yahoo! Sports "Of course it ended like this. This is Derek Jeter we're talking about, he's always lived a charmed baseball life. And in a moment that seemed so perfect, Jeter stepped to the plate in the bottom of the ninth in a tie game, with a runner on second base and lined a base hit into right field...." September 26

  • Derek Jeter done with shortstop, will only DH in Boston

    Hardball Talk "You wouldn’t blame Derek Jeter if he decided to end his career after tonight’s heroics, but he will play this weekend as the Yankees wrap up their season with a three-game series against the Red Sox in Boston. However, his days of playing shortstop are officially over. According to Chad..." September 26

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    Mark Feinsand @FeinsandNYDN

    Girardi says MLB will do everything it can to get tonight's game in. "I think we're going to be here a while."

  • Orioles score six runs in fourth inning, cruise to 9-5 victory over the Yankees

    Baltimore Sun "A key ingredient to the Orioles’ formula for winning this season has been hitting home runs. They have relied on it more than any club in the major leagues. But in their 9-5 victory over the New York Yankees on Wednesday afternoon, the Orioles mounted their best offensive outing in nearly two..." September 25

  • Stage set for Jeter's farewell to home fans

    MLB.com "Of all the accomplishments -- statistical and otherwise -- that Derek Jeter has accumulated throughout his career, perhaps the most remarkable is that of his 2,744 regular-season games, the Yankees have been eliminated from postseason contention for only one. On Sept. 26, 2008, Jeter went 0-for-2..." September 25

  • Louisville Slugger retires P72 bat model in honor of Derek Jeter

    CBSSports.com "The Yankees were officially eliminated from postseason contention on Wednesday afternoon, meaning there are only four games left in Derek Jeter's career. He will play his final home game at Yankee Stadium on Thursday night. On Wednesday, Louisville Slugger announced they will retire their P72..." September 25

  • As Yankees playoff chances dwindled, Joe Girardi never second-guessed batting Derek Jeter second

    New York Daily News "Joe Girardi immediately began carrying a heavy burden the moment Derek Jeter announced on his Facebook page in February that he was retiring at the end of the 2014 season. There was no avoiding the daily scrutiny about how Girardi would manage an outgoing future Hall of Famer coming off a serious..." September 25

  • Orioles hit three HRs, hang on for 5-4 victory over the New York Yankees

    Baltimore Sun "One day after being held to one hit, the Orioles found their bats Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium. The Orioles hit three home runs, including Nelson Cruz’s 40th of the season, and had 17 hits in a 5-4 win over the Yankees in front of an announced 43,201, putting a dagger in New York’s already..." September 24

  • Jeter may owe $16,000 in taxes on farewell gifts

    Chicago Tribune "It’ll take Derek Jeter two innings of work to pay taxes that may be due on gifts the retiring New York Yankees’ captain received during his farewell tour. Jeter, who was paid $12 million this season and more than $265 million in his career, will owe about $16,000 in state and federal taxes on..." September 24

  • Scripting Jeter’s exit becomes Girardi’s biggest challenge

    New York Post "So this is what happens when you’re the guy charged with politely ushering legends out the door: You’re expected not only to win, but also to produce the sort of theater that makes Tony Awards voters salivate. That’s the odd place manager Joe Girardi finds himself as the Yankees report to work..." September 24

  • Bud Selig says Alex Rodriguez will have a clean slate after serving PED suspension

    New York Daily News "Alex Rodriguez is going to have a clean slate. Rodriguez is serving the longest drug suspension in the history of baseball right now, 162 games for obtaining performance enhancing drugs from the Biogenesis anti-aging clinic and obstructing an investigation of him. He is under contract to the..." September 24

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    wallace matthews @ESPNNYYankees

    Girardi said Beltran will be shut down for rest of year, and maybe Ellsbury and Teixeira too

  • Captain retail: Jeter tops all-time jersey sales

    ESPN New York "Derek Jeter's No. 2 Yankees jersey is the best-selling baseball jersey of all time. So say officials at Majestic Athletic, which has made official batting practice jerseys since 1982 and authentic jerseys for all teams beginning in 2005. "Derek just resonates with all demographics, all..." September 24

  • Derek Jeter’s Game Used Sock Going for $409

    Black Sports Online "With the historic career of Yankees Shortstop Derek Jeter finally coming to an end, baseball fans everywhere are paying top dollar to get their hands on any piece of Jeter memorabilia that they can. Steiner Sports is selling Derek Jeter worn game socks for a whopping $409.99 on their website" September 23

  • Derek Jeter denies giving gift baskets to women

    Fox Sports "Derek Jeter has finally addressed one of the more outlandish rumors about his off-field behavior. In December 2011, the New York Post ran a gossip item that claimed the Yankees shortstop gives gift basket filled with autographed memorabilia to women who spend the night. In a new cover story..." September 23

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    Daniel Barbarisi @DanBarbarisi

    Girardi says Tanaka was "all smiles today," showed no ill effects from his last start. On track for saturday.

  • Derek Jeter moves up another list

    ESPN New York "Derek Jeter moved into sole possession of ninth place on baseball's all-time runs scored list in the third inning of Saturday's Yankees-Blue Jays game. Jeter scored the 1,920th run of his career on Saturday, surpassing Alex Rodriguez for ninth place all time. Jeter reached on an infield..." September 22

  • Derek Jeter Opens the Door

    New York Magazine "It’s a steamy Saturday morning, and Jeter is standing in the first-floor dining room of the brick 1830s West Village townhouse he’s renting. “Come on in,” he says. He’s wearing a gray, maize, and blue University of Michigan T-shirt in anticipation of his beloved Wolverines’ football game tonight..." September 22

  • Carlos Beltran may not play again this year

    Hardball Talk "Carlos Beltran has had a lost season in New York. The 37-year-old has a .233/.301/.402 batting line and 15 homers over 109 games, and has battled bone spurs in his elbow. While he had already decided to put off surgery on the spurs until after the season, there is a chance he is not going to..." September 21

  • Bautista leads Jays over Yankees in colourful affair

    Toronto Star "For Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista, the popular and supposedly figurative description of Yankee Stadium as the Bronx Zoo became a scary reality on Saturday. It was late in the Jays’ 6-3 victory, triggered largely by Bautista’s heroics, when what he believed was playful interaction with..." September 21

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    wallace matthews @ESPNNYYankees

    Girardi called it "a distinct possibility" that Ellsbury is done for the season

  • Jacoby Ellsbury goes down and the Yankees are worried

    New York Post "Just when Jacoby Ellsbury looked to be breaking out, the outfielder was forced out of the Yankees’ game Friday night against the Blue Jays with a strained right hamstring. Ellsbury, who doubled and homered in his first two at-bats of the 5-3 win, was removed in the fifth inning, leaving manager..." September 20

  • Shawn Kelley ‘disrespected’ by Jose Bautista home run celebration

    New York Post "Another opponent has broken another one of the Yankees’ unwritten rules. Leading the Blue Jays 2-0 on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium, reliever Shawn Kelley surrendered a two-out, two-strike, game-tying home run to Jose Bautista, prompting the slugger to slam his bat and unleash a slew of..." September 20

  • Yankees win Derek Jeter’s final game in Tampa Bay, beat Rays 3-2

    New York Daily News "Derek Jeter bid goodbye to Tropicana Field for the final time Wednesday night. On Thursday, the Captain will be back in the Bronx to open the final home stand of his remarkable career. Jeter’s last game against the Rays saw him snap the second-longest hitless streak of his career, then score..." September 18

  • Beltran, wife lose son due to miscarriage

    ESPN New York "Carlos Beltran and his wife, Jessica, have lost their son due to a miscarriage, according to a Facebook post by the New York Yankees outfielder. Beltran has been away from the Yankees for two days for what the team termed a family matter. "It put things in perspective," said Yankees captain..." September 18

  • Yankees will line up for look at big-boy Cuban slugger

    New York Post "The Yankees will be represented in the Dominican Republic Sunday when Cuban refugee Yasmani Tomas will work out for multiple clubs at the San Francisco Giants complex in Boca Chica. The 6-foot-1, 240-pound outfielder has been cleared by MLB to begin talking to clubs. Tomas, 23, is considered a..." September 18

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    New York Yankees @Yankees

    With 2 K's in the 8th (131 & 132), @DBetances50 passes Mariano Rivera for #Yankees single-season record for strikeouts as a reliever!

  • Rays beat Yankees in hot-tempered game

    Tampa Bay Times "What started as a night of good vibes with a ceremony for retiring Yankees star Derek Jeter ended with hot tempers and bruised feelings in the Rays' 6-1 Tuesday win. Both benches and bullpens emptied in the bottom of the eighth after New York reliever David Phelps threw too close to Rays..." September 17

  • Derek Jeter’s farewell tour is getting awkward

    New York Post "Maybe there is a time to deliver this message, but this wasn’t it. Derek Jeter had just been hit on the hand in the eighth inning of what would become another frustrating setback, this time 6-1, the fifth loss in six games on this road trip to Palookaville. Steve Geltz was already getting the..." September 17