Yankees Rumors & News

  • Bautista, Encarnacion may be done with Blue Jays, here's where they could land

    CBS Sports "Wednesday afternoon at Rogers Centre, the 2016 Blue Jays season came to an unceremonious end with a loss to the Indians in Game 5 of the best-of-seven ALCS (CLE 3, TOR 0). Toronto is the first team to lose the ALCS in back-to-back years since the Mariners in 2000 and 2001. "This group's come a..." October 20

  • Scout’s mysterious concerns over Yankees’ hyped prospect

    New York Post "Let’s get this straight. Pitching prospect Dillon Tate, a No. 4 pick in the 2015 draft whom the Yankees acquired Aug. 1 from the Rangers in the Carlos Beltran deal, is a “nice kid” with a good arm and a strong work ethic, but he also “can’t pitch,” according to one scout. Huh? The veteran..." October 19

  • Could the Mets check in on Yankees' Brian McCann?

    Newark Star-Ledger "One of the biggest disappointments for the Mets in 2016 was the regression of catcher Travis d'Arnaud. D'Arnaud entered the year with high expectations after hitting .268 with a .825 OPS, 12 home runs and 41 RBI in 239 at-bats for the Mets in 2015. But d'Arnaud went down with a shoulder injury..." October 19

  • Ex-Yankee Hiroki Kuroda to retire after Japan Series

    New York Daily News "Former Yankee Hiroki Kuroda, who left the Bronx to pitch for his old club in Japan, is hoping to author a championship farewell to his baseball career. Kuroda’s Hiroshima Carp will play in the Japan Series against the Nippon Ham Fighters and the 41-year-old righty says he will retire afterward,..." October 19

  • Court of Appeals says Red Sox fans gave Yankees fan a fair trial

    The Comeback "David Alcantara, a Yankees fan, believes a jury was unable to give him a fair trial because it was primarily made up of Red Sox fans in Rhode Island. The United States Court of Appeals thinks otherwise and rejected an appeal for his five-year prison sentence. Alcantara was wearing a Yankees cap..." October 14

  • 2017 free agency qualifying offer to be worth $17.2 million

    Today's Knuckleball "Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball and FanRag Sports has reported that the qualifying offer for free agents this upcoming offseason will be $17.2 million. Teams with impending free agents must make a qualifying offer to those players in order to get draft pick compensation should they sign with..." October 13

  • The Yankees have had 16 discrimination claims filed against them in the past four years

    Hardball Talk "James Fanelli of DNAinfo reports on a regulatory disclosure filing from the New York Yankees which reveals that they’ve had 16 worker discrimination/harassment cases filed against them in the past four years. One of them involved claim that the Yankees Chief Financial Officer told a female worker..." October 13

  • No firm answer for rise in home runs

    Today's Knuckleball "One of the biggest surprises of this season has been the return of the home run. Testing for performance-enhancing drugs, a more consistent calling of the strike zone and better pitching — particularly the preponderance of hard-throwing relievers — were supposed to mean the end of the..." October 13

  • Nick Swisher is back with Yankees — in a different role

    New York Post "Nick Swisher didn’t make it back to the majors with the Yankees this season, but that isn’t stopping him from spending the week with their instructional league team in Tampa as a guest instructor. Swisher, who spent part of the 2016 season with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after being..." October 11

  • Yankees reinstate Greg Bird from 60-day disabled list as first baseman sets for Arizona Fall League

    New York Daily News "The Bird is back. The Yankees reinstated Greg Bird from the 60-day disabled list Monday as the first baseman prepares to succeed retired Mark Teixiera next season. The 23-year-old missed the entire 2016 season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder in February." October 11

  • Did A-Rod quietly announce his retirement?

    New York Post "With a tweet to a 12-day-old feature story on himself, Alex Rodriguez may have been softly announcing Monday he will not be returning to baseball. Two days after Rodriguez hinted at a return to the game on a FOX pregame show, he slyly took to Twitter to post a photo of him on the cover of his..." October 11

  • CC Sabathia has knee surgery, Yankees say it's ...

    Newark Star-Ledger "Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia had surgery on his balky right knee on Tuesday morning, the team said. The procedure was considered routine and Sabathia is expected to be healthy for spring training, the Yankees said. Team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad performed the surgery at..." October 11

  • A-Rod: Ortiz needs to be around baseball 'the next 40 years'

    Fox Sports "The Boston Red Sox lost to the Cleveland Indians Monday night, 4-3, at Fenway Park in Game 3 of the ALDS. The win completed the sweep for the Indians, as they will go to face the Toronto Blue Jays in the ALCS. What it also means is the end of David Ortiz's incredible career." October 11

  • TBS to add pitch count to broadcast graphic for rest of postseason

    Today's Knuckleball "TBS broadcasts have frustrated viewers thus far into the 2016 postseason with a score graphic that does not show the number of pitches thrown by a pitcher. The simplified graphic is stripped of extra information beyond score, inning, base-out state and count. According to Richard Deitsch of..." October 09

  • Brian Cashman is right to brace Yankees fans for more rebuilding

    New York Daily News "You have to say this about Brian Cashman: He sure wasn’t selling false hope to Yankee fans during his end-of-season press conference last week, seemingly preparing them for another season of rebuilding. Cashman was fairly blunt, in fact, in dismissing the idea that he could take his..." October 09

  • Did Alex Rodriguez drop a big hint about his future on Fox’s pregame show?

    New York Daily News "He never said he was retiring. Alex Rodriguez kept the speculation about his future in baseball alive when he balked at the chance to admit that he has actually hung up his spikes for good. In fact, during Fox's extended pregame show - the result of the Nationals and Dodgers being rained out..." October 08

  • Yankees bring back Larry Rothschild for 2017

    Today's Knuckleball "The New York Yankees and pitching coach Larry Rothschild will be reunited for the 2017 season, which will be Rothschild’s seventh year in the role with the club. It will be a one-year deal for the upcoming season. The 62-year-old Rothschild oversaw a Yankees staff that ran out 29 different..." October 07

  • Alex Rodriguez Says 'I Love Big Papi' But Won't Say I'm Rooting for Him

    TMZ "Alex Rodriguez says he's definitely a fan of David Ortiz -- but when it comes to rooting for the MLB legend in his last playoff run ... A-Rod stopped short of saying he was rooting for him. It all went down outside of Craig's in West Hollywood -- Alex was in a good mood and had nothing but love..." October 07

  • Yankees Outright Eric Young Jr., Who Elects Free Agency

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees announced today that outfielder Eric Young Jr. has elected free agency rather than accepting an outright assignment from the team. He evidently cleared waivers upon being removed from the 40-man roster. It’s not at all surprising to hear that New York has parted ways with Young, who..." October 06

  • Yankees’ CC Sabathia to undergo knee surgery

    New York Daily News "CC Sabathia's left shoulder came through the season unscathed, but his right knee apparently needs some work. General manager Brian Cashman said Wednesday that the big lefthander will "have a routine clean-up" on the knee next week, an arthroscopic surgery that will be performed by Yankees team..." October 06

  • Joe Buck reveals that hair plug addiction nearly cost him his career

    SI "Fox Sports announcer Joe Buck feared for his broadcasting career five years ago when he suffered a paralyzed left vocal chord. The ailment struck him a few weeks before the start of the 2011 baseball season, and it wasn’t until October of that year that he truly felt his voice was back. At the..." October 06

  • Baseball players are getting fat like us

    USA Today "Americans tuning in to the baseball playoffs might notice an unfortunate trend: Like much of the country, baseball players are increasingly overweight or even obese. Being classified as normal weight is now the exception rather than the rule in the U.S. The collective expansion of our..." October 06

  • Rob Manfred again deflects questions pertaining to paying minor leaguers a livable wage

    Hardball Talk "Though it’s an issue that has been on the back burner for a few months, earlier this year, the topic of minor league salaries was a huge issue. Near the end of June, Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) proposed H.R. 5580, or the “Save America’s Pastime Act,” in..." October 05

  • Brian McCann On Yankees: “I Hope I’m Back”

    MLB Trade Rumors "Seven-time All-Star Brian McCann is no longer the Yankees’ starting catcher, having lost the role this season to a sensational rookie, but the 32-year-old wants to continue his career in the Bronx. “I hope I’m back,” McCann told Chad Jennings of the Lohud Yankees Blog. “I’m not sure how it’s..." October 04

  • Final 2017 MLB Draft order set: The Twins are on the clock and here's what to know

    CBS Sports "At 59-103, the Minnesota Twins not only had the worst record in baseball in 2016, they also had the worst record since the Washington Senators franchise relocated to Minnesota and became the Twins in 1961. The 1982 team, which went 60-102, previously had the worst record in team history. If..." October 03

  • Wieters homers twice as Orioles clinch wild card

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Matt Wieters stood in the corner of the soaked Baltimore Orioles' clubhouse and waited for a radio interview to begin. While he waited for the commercial break to end, a teammate came over and doused him with beer. Picked by many to finish in last place, the Baltimore..." October 02

  • New York Yankees Set Single-Season Team Strikeout Record

    Elite Sports NY "The 2016 New York Yankees’ pitching staff has set a brand-new record by striking out more batters than any other team in franchise history. When New York Yankees‘ starter Michael Pineda struck out Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, during the second inning of Friday night’s contest, the staff..." October 01

  • Romine, Yankees thwart Orioles' bid for playoff berth

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees would have liked to be in the place the Baltimore Orioles are in -- needing a win and losses by other teams to secure a wild-card spot. The next best thing for the Yankees was to delay any kind of clinching for the Orioles. New York wound up delaying..." October 01

  • Yankees eliminated during victory over Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- There was some personal satisfaction for CC Sabathia being able to finish off the season with a victory and an ovation from fans at Yankee Stadium. Inside a quiet clubhouse stood a disappointing reality that for the third time in four seasons, the New York Yankees would be..." September 30

  • Red Sox clinch division, fall on Teixeira's walk-off slam

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Moments after Joe Kelly's pitch to Mark Teixeira landed over the center field wall, Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell delivered a message to his team. The gist of the speech was one bad inning would not undo everything the Red Sox achieved this season. Minutes after..." September 29

  • Fox Sports takes on Alex Rodriguez as analyst for MLB playoffs

    Sporting News "Welcome back, Alex Rodriguez. Well, sort of. The former Yankees slugger will serve as a TV analyst with Fox Sports during the postseason, Rodriguez announced on Twitter. Rodriguez, 41, served as an analyst last year after the Yankees lost their wild-card game to the Astros." September 29

  • CC Sabathia says he wants to pitch after Yankees contract ends next season: ‘Hopefully it will be here’

    New York Daily News "CC Sabathia has spent the past few years making the transition away from a life as a power pitcher, understanding how to use his diminished velocity to his advantage. Having finally figured out what works for him and what doesn't, the big lefty is excited for 2017, which will mark the final..." September 29

  • Austin homers, Yankees keep Red Sox from clinching

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Two on, David Ortiz at the plate in the late innings with a chance for a big hit. It is a scenario the many New York Yankees pitchers have faced since Ortiz joined the Boston Red Sox in 2003 and a scenario that often ends negatively. On Tuesday, it ended up working out for..." September 27

  • Blue Jays’ Shapiro expects MLB discipline after brawl with Yankees

    Sportsnet "Mark Shapiro is expecting Major League Baseball to hand down some punishments as the repercussions from Monday night’s brawl with the New York Yankees continue to hit the Toronto Blue Jays. The club’s president and CEO, speaking on a conference call to discuss renovation for the team’s spring..." September 27

  • David Ortiz explains why he was 'born to play against the Yankees'

    Fox Sports "Barring a next-to-impossible wild-card scenario for the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz will play at Yankee Stadium for the last time in a three-game set beginning on Tuesday. The 40-year-old is having an absolutely incredible final season and he's collected some nice..." September 27

  • Why some agents have serious concerns about MLB's next CBA

    Fox Sports "Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said last week that he was optimistic a new collective-bargaining agreement could be reached in "relatively short order." While most in the sport would celebrate a resolution prior to the current CBA's Dec. 1 expiration, some player agents fear that the new..." September 27

  • Retiring Teixeira not shy about bat flip and yelling 'blown save' after HR vs. Jays

    CBS Sports "Thanks to a five-run ninth inning, the Yankees beat the Blue Jays on Monday night, 7-5. There were fireworks on several occasions. Early on, they came in the form of two different benches-clearing brushes between the teams thanks to exchanging some pitchers thrown at batters (seriously, guys,..." September 27

  • Yankees rally past Blue Jays with five-run ninth

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- After two bench-clearing incidents early in the game, the New York Yankees found out how to win at Rogers Centre on Monday. Home runs Mark Teixeira and Aaron Hicks sparked a five-run ninth inning, and the Yankees held on to earn a wild 7-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays, who..." September 26

  • Carrera helps Blue Jays rally past Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- On a team that is laden with home run hitters, Toronto Blue Jays reserve outfielder Ezequiel Carrera is known more for his tendency to put down a bunt. He leads the team with six sacrifice bunts and for most for most of them, he was acting on his own. It was his own idea on..." September 25

  • Bautista's homer helps Blue Jays blank Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Jose Bautista has struggled at times this season with nagging injuries. He has been on the disabled list twice and his production is not what it has been. The one thing he has not lost is his flair for the dramatic. Bautista cranked a fastball from New York Yankees reliever..." September 24

  • Could the Yankees get Starlin Castro back for Blue Jays series?

    New York Daily News "Starlin Castro’s strained right hamstring seemed nearly certain to keep him out for the remainder of the regular season, but the second baseman hopes to be back on the field before the end of this weekend’s four-game set in Toronto. “I’ve been feeling pretty good,” Castro said Thursday night...." September 23

  • Liriano hitting best stride as Jays top Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Francisco Liriano struggled with the Pittsburgh Pirates, but since being traded to the Toronto Blue Jays on Aug. 1, things are looking up for the left-hander. "It's not how you start, it's how you finish," Liriano said. "So things have been working pretty well for me."..." September 23

  • Rays shut out Yankees to prevent sweep

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The last-place Tampa Bay Rays avoided a sweep Thursday with a 2-0 win over the New York Yankees, who are trying to keep their postseason hopes alive in a wild-card logjam. Rays rookie Blake Snell (6-8) threw five shutout innings, and former Yankees pitcher Chase..." September 22

  • Yankees announce Masahiro Tanaka will not make his next scheduled start

    New York Daily News "And now the Yankees have a case of the Mets. The Yankees announced Masahiro Tanaka will not make his next scheduled start Monday after an MRI revealed a slight strain in flexor mass. Manager Joe Girardi stressed that Tanaka's issue is not near the elbow ligament. He will not pick up a ball..." September 22

  • Gary Sanchez's MLB Superstar Breakout Just the Start of an All-Star Future

    Bleacher Report "There's a New York Yankees coach named Tony Pena. He was an All-Star catcher when he played in the major leagues, the only All-Star catcher ever born in the Dominican Republic. When you ask him why there's only been one, he first says, "Don't ask me that question." Then he points across the..." September 22

  • Phil Coke: Dealt to Pirates

    CBS Sports "Coke was traded to the Pirates on Thursday in exchange for cash considerations. Coke has appeared in three games for the Yankees on the year but has spent the bulk of the season at Triple-A, where he holds a 3.04 ERA and 1.29 ERA across 74 innings. The plan is for Coke to join the Pirates in..." September 22

  • Sanchez belts two homers to lead Yanks past Rays

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi played with and worked with many current and future Hall of Famers, but the stretch rookie catcher Gary Sanchez is producing is something else. "It's hard to believe what this young man has done in a short period up here," Girardi..." September 21

  • Yankees’ 2017 rotation upgrade: kids, or star they trade kids for

    New York Post "The four-game sweep the Yankees endured last weekend at Fenway Park had overtones of when Boston historically rallied from an 0-3 deficit to win the 2004 AL pennant. Once the Yankees blew the very winnable first game in that quartet – Game 4 in 2004, Thursday night this time – the snowball..." September 21

  • Sanchez continues power surge as Yankees top Rays

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The success story of Yankees rookie Gary Sanchez added another chapter Tuesday night as the catcher hit a three-run homer in the seventh, helping rally New York to a 5-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. "He's meant a lot since he's been up here,..." September 20

  • Is Yankees phenom Gary Sanchez the real deal -- or the next Kevin Maas?

    ESPN "Gary Sanchez did it again Sunday, blasting his 16th home run, which flew out of Fenway so quickly you would have missed it if you blinked or checked your Instagram feed for funny pictures of dogs. The batting line for the New York Yankees' rookie catcher in 41 games and 178 plate appearances..." September 20