Yankees Rumors & News

  • Yankees Sign First-Rounder Clarke Schmidt

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees have announced the signing of first-round pick Clarke Schmidt. He’ll receive a $2,184,300 bonus, per Jack Curry of YES Network (via Twitter), falling well below the $3,458,600 slot value of the 16th overall selection. Much of the savings from that selection will go toward..." June 24

  • Chris Carter designated for assignment; Yankees promote 1B Tyler Austin from minors

    ESPN "The New York Yankees have designated Chris Carter for assignment and will promote Tyler Austin from the minors in an attempt to boost their production at first base. The Yankees announced the moves late Friday after their extra-innings victory over the Texas Rangers. Austin will be recalled..." June 24

  • Yankees’ third-base situation somehow got a little worse

    New York Post "A day after Gleyber Torres underwent Tommy John surgery that will knock him out for the season, ending any hope he could get to the majors in 2017, the Yankees’ current third baseman, Chase Headley, also went down with an injury. Headley missed Thursday’s 10-5 loss to the Angels with back..." June 23

  • Tanaka poised for long-awaited 1st U.S. duel with Darvish

    New York Daily News "The last time Masahiro Tanaka and Yu Darvish pitched against one another was in 2011 in Japan. The winner of that duel? "Darvish," Tanaka said flatly. The two Japanese righthanders will go toe to toe Friday night in the Bronx, their first meeting since each made the move to MLB; Darvish's..." June 23

  • How the Yankees' seven-game losing streak has affected their playoff odds

    CBS Sports "The New York Yankees have had an odd month. Earlier in June, they reeled off six consecutive wins and seemed like a good bet to reach the postseason -- likely as the American League East champion. Since then, however, the Yankees have hit hard times. They've now dropped seven games in a row, and..." June 22

  • Yankees OF Jacoby Ellsbury could return to lineup soon

    Fanrag Sports "New York Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury took batting practice and ran the bases on Wednesday and could return to the lineup soon, according to the Associated Press (via ESPN.com). Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says the Yankees are hoping to “turn him loose” soon. Ellsbury has..." June 22

  • MLB To Potential Marlins Owner: Nah, Jeets

    Deadspin "Derek Jeter has been trying to buy the Miami Marlins from their gross owner Jeffrey Loria for a few months, but things have not been going well for him lately. His good friend Jeb Bush dropped out of a joint pursuit with Jeets three weeks ago, and he reportedly spoke to MLB officials today and..." June 22

  • Yankees' Cashman: Girardi asked about replacing Carter at 1st base

    Newsday "Chris Carter has at least one important person in his corner, even if it is not Yankees manager Joe Girardi. Addressing reporters before Wednesday night’s game against the Angels, general manager Brian Cashman essentially said the struggling first baseman is the Yankees’ best available..." June 22

  • Yankees slugger Aaron Judge undecided on Home Run Derby

    Fanrag Sports "Right fielder Aaron Judge’s first full season with the New York Yankees has been a successful one thus far, as he’s hitting .333 with 24 home runs and 54 runs batted in on a team that currently leads the AL East. Combining his numbers with the fact that he’s currently the American League leader in..." June 21

  • Yankees' Aaron Judge says he's been invited to participate in the Home Run Derby

    CBS Sports "Yankees rookie Aaron Judge is presently the major-league leader in home runs, and a good number of those home runs have been of the jaw-dropping variety. Judge's absurd power in tandem with his towering physical stature would seem to make him an ideal fit for the 2017 Home Run Derby, which goes..." June 20

  • Analyzing 3rd-base trade market Yankees now may explore

    New York Post "In light of Monday’s startlingly terrible news about Gleyber Torres, the Yankees’ approach to third base has been simplified. It’s Chase, or chase. If Chase Headley can’t continue his recent push into respectability, and if the Yankees stay afloat in the playoff race despite such theoretical..." June 20

  • CC Sabathia to miss at least six weeks with strained hamstring

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Yankees’ west coast road trip was an unmitigated disaster. They went 1-6 against the Angels and A’s and their lead in the AL East. They also lost starter CC Sabathia with a strained hamstring. How long? A long time, reports Christian Red of the Daily News. Brian Cashman told him that he..." June 19

  • Yankees’ Gleyber Torres needs Tommy John surgery

    New York Post "The Yankees got shocking and devastating news on top prospect Gleyber Torres. The team announced Monday the prized 20-year-old infielder will require Tommy John surgery after being diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow." June 19

  • Yankees have nowhere to turn as Masahiro Tanaka mess worsens

    New York Post "This day brought no questions about what’s next for Masahiro Tanaka. No proposals to solve the greatest mystery in the $155 million man’s professional career. Part of that comes from the encouraging signs behind the debacle that was the Yankees’ 5-2 loss to the A’s Saturday at Oakland..." June 18

  • Aroldis Chapman returns and not a moment too soon

    New York Post "Aroldis Chapman will be activated from the disabled list Sunday and return to the closer role Dellin Betances handled very well while Chapman was sidelined with an inflamed left rotator cuff. Out since May 13, Chapman threw two-thirds of an inning Friday night for Double-A Trenton in which he..." June 18

  • Yankees' Bird set to visit doctor after latest injury setback

    New York Daily News "Greg Bird can’t catch a break. On Thursday, the Yankees announced that Bird’s minor-league rehab assignment has been shut down due to a right knee contusion. Bird had fouled a ball off his knee while with Triple-A Scranton on Sunday, according to minor-league reports. The 24-year-old first..." June 16

  • Where will the Yankees turn now that CC Sabathia’s on the DL?

    New York Post "CC Sabathia didn’t see any sense in trying to change the Yankees’ minds about putting him on the disabled list Thursday with a Grade 2 strain of his left hamstring. “That is hard to do around here,’’ said Sabathia, who was upbeat about the way his leg felt and said he understood the move was..." June 16

  • Gary Sanchez, Aaron Hicks suffered injuries in last night’s Yankees-A’s game

    Hardball Talk "In addition to losing to the A’s in extra innings, the Yankees lost two players last night: catcher Gary Sanchez and outfielder Aaron Hicks. Sanchez suffered a minor groin injury while stealing second base in the top of the ninth, on an awkward collision with A’s infielder Chad Pinder. Joe..." June 16

  • Tyler Clippard has not been getting the job done for the Yankees

    Hardball Talk "The Yankees are in first place in the AL East with a two-game lead over the Red Sox. That’s good. That lead would be a couple of games bigger, though, if it wasn’t for the fact that they’ve lost a handful of games in the late innings recently. A big reason for that? Their setup man is not getting..." June 16

  • Yankees' CC Sabathia has Grade 2 hamstring strain

    ESPN "New York Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia was diagnosed with Grade 2 left hamstring strain Wednesday and could be out at least four weeks. The Yankees have yet to place Sabathia, whose next scheduled start would have been Sunday, on the disabled list. He injured the hamstring pushing off the..." June 15

  • Yankees waiting before making decision on CC Sabathia’s injured hamstring

    New York Daily News "The Yankees still don't know what they're going to do with CC Sabathia just yet. Sabathia suffered a grade 2 left hamstring strain on his second-to-last pitch of the fourth inning in Tuesday night's loss to the Angels, and left the game following the end of the frame. He underwent an MRI on..." June 14

  • Baseball is experiencing a home run spike because the balls are juiced

    Hardball Talk "The home run rate in Major League Baseball spiked dramatically in the second half of the 2015 season and has remained on an upward trajectory every since. As a result, we are on pace to shatter the all-time single season home run record in 2017 by over 300 homers. Many people have asked why the..." June 14

  • Girardi: Home Run Derby won’t wreck Aaron Judge

    New York Post "Yankees manager Joe Girardi is a constant watcher of his players’ batting practice and said he doesn’t believe Judge, who continues to lead the AL All-Star voting, competing in the Home Run Derby will affect his swing when the season resumes. " June 14

  • Yankees Acquire Matt Frawley From Pirates

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees announced that they’ve acquired minor league right-hander Matt Frawley from the Pirates to complete the April 17 trade that sent right-hander Johnny Barbato to Pittsburgh in exchange for a player to be named later. Frawley, 21, will be assigned to the Yankees’ Class-A affiliate in..." June 14

  • The case for Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger as unanimous Rookies of the Year

    Fox Sports "In five of the past six seasons, either the AL or the NL has produced a unanimous rookie of the year (Craig Kimbrel in 2011, Mike Trout in 2012, Jose Abreu in 2014, Kris Bryant in 2015 and Corey Seager in 2016). But a strong case can be made that both leagues will have a unanimous winner this..." June 14

  • A look at Yankees options to fill Sabathia void after he suffered a hamstring injury

    CBS Sports "Tuesday night, the Yankees lost more than just a ballgame to the Angels (LAA 3, NYY 2). They also lost veteran lefty CC Sabathia to a hamstring injury. He felt a tug throwing a pitch in the middle of the fourth inning and had to be removed from the game. Afterwards, manager Joe Girardi told..." June 14

  • Aaron Judge hits 496-foot HR, longest since tracking began

    ESPN "New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge hit a home run Sunday at Yankee Stadium against the Baltimore Orioles that traveled 496 feet, the longest distance a home run has traveled since ESPN began tracking home runs in 2009. Judge's homer, his 20th of the season, was hit to left center in the..." June 12

  • Yankees are home-run machine that should terrify rest of league

    New York Post "No one dares suggest there is a modern-day Murderers Row in The Bronx, nor is there even the hint of any Mickey Mantle-Roger Maris assault on Babe Ruth’s 60 home runs. But the Yankees could boast six players with 20 or more home runs in a season no one saw coming. Aaron Judge, with an exit..." June 11

  • Yankees Designate Tommy Layne For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees have designated left-handed reliever Tommy Layne for assignment, reports Bryan Hoch of MLB.com (on Twitter). In a corresponding move, the team has recalled Triple-A right-hander Domingo German. The 32-year-old Layne joined the Yankees last August after the division-rival Red Sox..." June 11

  • Aaron Judge continues to be ridiculous, sets Statcast-era record with 121.1 mph homer

    The Comeback "New York Yankees’ rookie right fielder Aaron Judge has been making quite the impact with his homers this year, breaking a Yankee Stadium concourse television in May with a bomb of a batting-practice home run, sending a Francisco Liriano pitch deep into the opposite-field upper deck in Toronto..." June 11

  • Inside Yanks’ accidental discovery of Brett Gardner, an anomaly and coup

    New York Post "After Jeter and before Judge, the Yankees do not have a pretty history drafting position players. The Yankees took Jeter in 1992, and no position player they selected in 1993 or ’94 played even a single inning in the majors. They drafted Mike Lowell in 1995, and he probably represents the worst..." June 10

  • Yankees have a surprising new ace they can count on

    New York Post "You ever hear Joe Girardi — or scores of other managers — insist that whoever pitches that day ranks as the team’s ace? These Yankees have discovered a new twist on that old line, haven’t they? Whoever pitches for them in a given game truly performs like an ace. As long as that contest is not..." June 10

  • Aroldis Chapman expects to rejoin Yankees next weekend

    New York Daily News "Just after 3 p.m. Friday at the Stadium, Aroldis Chapman threw in the outfield in a gray t-shirt and blue shorts. After 20 minutes, the Yankees closer walked into the home dugout and through the tunnel back to the clubhouse. There, he packed his duffle bag for what will be the final steps before..." June 10

  • Yankees push back next start for RHP Masahiro Tanaka

    ESPN "The New York Yankees are pushing back the next start for struggling ace Masahiro Tanaka from Sunday to Monday. "It's no big deal," Tanaka said. "It just gives me a day." The move will allow Tanaka to miss facing the hard-hitting Baltimore Orioles in the Bronx and instead oppose the..." June 09

  • Aaron-mania runs wild: An inside look at ‘The Judge’s Chambers’

    New York Post "The anticipation begins building at the sight of Aaron Judge striding to the on-deck circle, then builds to a crescendo when he steps into the batter’s box. There are 18 Yankees fans, selected randomly for each game by team public relations director Jason Zillo, wearing black robes with the..." June 08

  • Jacoby Ellsbury still dealing with concussion symptoms, remains out indefinitely for Yankees

    New York Daily News " Jacoby Ellsbury (concussion) saw the neurologist on Monday and remains out indefinitely. He's been getting better but everything is still status quo and he's still feeling some symptoms. Ellsbury had an MRI on his neck which came back normal, Joe Girardi said. " June 08

  • Chase Headley’s slumping but Yankees are sticking with him

    New York Post "Chase Headley looks due for another mental health day. The long-struggling third baseman fell deeper into the tailspin that is defining his fourth season with the Yankees after going 0-for-3, with a walk, while leaving three runners on base in the team’s 5-4 loss to the Red Sox in The Bronx on..." June 07

  • Red Sox issue statement after announcer Jerry Remy slams Tanaka's interpreter use

    CBS Sports "Tuesday wasn't the best day for former baseball players when it came to having empathy for non-native English speakers. First, Philadelphia Phillies legend Mike Schmidt questioned whether the franchise could build around center fielder Odubel Herrera due to the "language barrier." Then, Boston..." June 07

  • Joe Maddon’s shifts are causing fantasy baseball controversy

    New York Post "Winning a fantasy baseball championship requires a tremendous amount of work. In addition to the countless hours you spend scouting players and doing research for your draft, the in-season management it takes to keep your roster competitive requires your constant attention. You are required to..." June 07

  • Alex Rodriguez reportedly facing extortion threats from ex-girlfriend

    Larry Brown Sports "Alex Rodriguez is trying to take any possible leverage away from an ex-girlfriend who is reportedly threatening him with extortion. TMZ Sports reports that a woman A-Rod dated but broke up with in 2014 continues to hit him up periodically with requests for money. A-Rod reportedly has been..." June 07

  • Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman targets mid-June series vs. A’s for return

    New York Daily News "The Yankees may get their closer back on the West Coast. Aroldis Chapman said Tuesday through his translator that he could possibly return once the team travels from Anaheim to Oakland to begin a four-game series with the A’s on June 15. Chapman has been on the disabled list retroactive to..." June 06

  • Peter Gammons Walks Back His Bryce Harper-Cubs Comments and Admits He'll Probably Go to Yankees

    12 Up "​Bryce Harper-to-the-Cubs is so yesterday. ​ ​Just ask insider Peter Gammons, who is already walking back the comments he made on a Chicago-based radio station, during which he hinted that Harper would "prefer" to play for the North Siders. Apparently, they were misconstrued from the..." June 06

  • AL All-Star voting update sees Aaron Judge overtake Mike Trout as top vote getter

    CBS Sports "On Tuesday, Major League Baseball released the second update to American League All-Star fan voting. Here's a look at who could be starting the July 11 exhibition. The biggest change? New York Yankees outfielder overtaking the injured Mike Trout as the leading vote getter. Judge continues to be..." June 06

  • Luis Severino firmly established as the future of Yankees rotation

    New York Post "There is no doubt now. The Yankees lost a tough one Sunday, 3-2 to the Blue Jays, who shut out Joe Girardi’s club in the home-run game, 2-0, but the Yankees came out of it knowing they have developed a home-grown ace in Luis Severino. For all the disappointment Masahiro Tanaka has brought to..." June 05

  • Aaron Judge's worn jersey from 1st grand slam sells for $45,578

    12 Up "​Aaron Judge's jersey from ​his first grand slam last week didn't go directly to Cooperstown - apparently, the Baseball Hall of Fame doesn't know if the New York Yankees outfielder will be an all-time great quite yet. It did go up for auction, though. Considering Judge's status as a rookie..." June 05

  • Orioles acquire Ruben Tejada from the Yankees

    Hardball Talk "The Yankees announced on Sunday that the club traded infielder Ruben Tejada to the Orioles in exchange for cash considerations. Tejada, 27, was with the Yankees on a minor league deal. At Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, he hit .269/.345/.462 with six home runs and 21 RBI in 148 plate..." June 05

  • Yankees have no where to put hot-hitting top prospect

    New York Post "Dustin Fowler is playing well enough at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre that some scouts are predicting he could help the Yankees immediately. The left-handed hitter is not on the 40-man roster, so somebody would have to be dropped to make room for the 22-year-old center fielder. And the Yankees..." June 04

  • Yankees shut down Jacoby Ellsbury due to concussion symptons

    ESPN "The New York Yankees have shut down Jacoby Ellsbury after the outfielder, who is on the concussion disabled list, recently began experiencing headaches again. Yankees manager Joe Girardi told reporters Saturday that Ellsbury will visit with a neurologist when the team returns to New York next..." June 03

  • Next great Yankees team still a few pieces away

    Sportsnet "There will be a few more nights like Friday for Joe Girardi, when for all the hints that the New York Yankees re-whatever-it-is seems to be ahead of schedule, he’ll stare at the state of his corner infield and think “the future really can’t get here fast enough.” Specifically, Greg Bird –..." June 03

  • Ernesto Frieri decides against opting out of contract with Yankees

    Hardball Talk "Now that it’s June 1, reliever Ernesto Frieri could have opted out of his minor league contract with the Yankees, but he’s chosen to remain with the team at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports. Frieri, 31, has a 3.00 ERA with a 24/9 K/BB ratio in 21 innings..." June 02

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