Yankees Rumors & News

  • Yankees reject Alex Rodriguez's mea culpa meeting request after Biogenesis scandal

    New York Daily News "The Yankees have answered Alex Rodriguez’s attempts to apologize for his season-long steroid suspension and the scorched-earth tactics he used to fight the ban with a Bronx cheer. The disgraced superstar offered to meet face-to-face with team executives to apologize for his role in the..." January 25

  • A-Rod, sans lawyers, secretly meets with incoming commish

    New York Post "In the latest stop of his rehabilitation tour, Alex Rodriguez entered the belly of the beast and met with an old nemesis, The Post has learned. Earlier this past week, the Yankees’ disgraced, returning slugger convened with commissioner-elect Rob Manfred at Major League Baseball’s midtown..." January 25

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    #Braves announce that they have claimed OF Eury Perez off waivers from #Yankees.

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Gonzalez Germen has been claimed by the Cubs. This winter he's been a Met, Yankee and Ranger too. #mets

  • ‘I think my apartment is gone': Yankees announcer John Sterling

    New York Post "A massive fire tore through a New Jersey apartment complex Wednesday night, leaving hundreds homeless — including Yankees radio broadcaster John Sterling. “I think my apartment is gone,” Sterling told The Post. “I won’t have anything left . . . I’ll have to start over, as they say.” Sterling..." January 22

  • Thanks A-Rod! Free agent pitcher James Shields not in Yankees plans, partly because big contract is back

    New York Daily News "In case you held out hope that the Yankees would turn to James Shields now that Max Scherzer is officially off the market, well, the club is apparently sticking to its pledge this winter to stay away from big free agent contracts for starting pitchers, GM Brian Cashman reiterated on..." January 22

  • Barry Bonds tutoring A-Rod at Bay Area facility

    San Francisco Chronicle "Alex Rodriguez, trying to make the comeback of the century, has gotten a few tips from the best hitter since Ted Williams. Barry Bonds, who spent time tutoring Giants hitters last season — Michael Morse credited Bonds after his majestic pinch homer in the pennant clincher — has broadened his..." January 21

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    Jeff Wilson @JeffWilson_FWST

    #Rangers have acquired RHP Gonzalez Germen from #Yankees for cash considerations.

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Ronald Belisario, who spent part of last year closing for White Sox, has received interest from #Nats, #BlueJays, #RedSox, and #Rays.

  • Yankees Held Private Workout For Yoan Moncada

    Baseball America "Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada can’t sign just yet, but he’s in the process of conducting private workouts for teams. The Yankees, Baseball America has learned, are one team that has already held a private workout for Moncada. From conversations with several industry sources, the Yankees are one..." January 20

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    yankees, jays, padres among half dozen teams considering johan santana, who's planning to start thursday for magallanes

  • Marlins open to multiyear deal with Ichiro Suzuki

    MLB.com "The Marlins have intensified talks with 10-time All-Star outfielder Ichiro Suzuki and are open to a possible two-year deal, MLB.com has learned. Multiple reports on Saturday said talks between the two sides were progressing. Miami is searching for a fourth outfielder, and the 41-year-old..." January 20

  • Should the Yankees target Nationals starters with Max Scherzer now in Washington?

    Pinstripe Alley "If the Nats decided to unload a starter like Jordan Zimmermann or Stephen Strasburg, the Yankees should at least inquire about a trade. At the strike of midnight last night, the Washington Nationals shook the baseball world by locking up former Tigers ace Max Scherzer, the best starter on the..." January 19

  • Yankees and Michael Pineda avoid arbitration with $2.1 million deal

    Hardball Talk "WAPT’s Mike Perchick reports that the Yankees and pitcher Michael Pineda avoided arbitration, agreeing on a one-year deal for 2015 worth $2.1 million. Pineda, 26 on Sunday, is a “Super Two” player entering his first of four years of arbitration eligibility. The right-hander posted a sterling..." January 16

  • Source: A-Rod believes he will win Yankees' third-base job

    Newsday "Alex Rodriguez will arrive at spring training intent on being the Yankees' regular third baseman this season, a person familiar with his thinking said Thursday. Rodriguez was undeterred, the source said, by the signing of Chase Headley to a four-year, $52-million contract to play the position..." January 16

  • Big Unit's Hall of Fame plaque to feature D-backs logo

    MLB.com "Randy Johnson will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame this summer as a member of the D-backs. Johnson told club president Derrick Hall about his decision on Thursday and the Hall of Fame made a formal announcement on Friday morning. In addition, the D-backs will retire..." January 16

  • Hal Steinbrenner won't rule out Max Scherzer to Yankees

    New York Daily News "Maybe it’s just his DNA talking, but while Hal Steinbrenner added his voice to the chorus of Yankee bigwigs sounding doubtful about adding a pricey player such as Max Scherzer, the Boss Jr. didn’t slam the door on an expensive upgrade, either. “Look, it’s not over till it’s over,” Steinbrenner..." January 15

  • Johan Santana making a comeback — and the Yankees are interested

    New York Post "Johan Santana’s comeback began Tuesday night, pitching two scoreless innings in the Venezuelan Winter League, and the Yankees were among the teams in attendance. It was the left-hander’s first game on a mound since he tore an Achilles tendon while pitching an extended spring training game last..." January 14

  • Players Avoiding Arbitration: Wednesday

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees have announced a deal to avoid arbitration with righty Ivan Nova. He will earn $3.3MM, per a tweet from the New York Post’s Joel Sherman, matching the MLBTR/Matt Swartz projection. That sum also matches Nova’s salary from 2014, as he missed most of the season due to Tommy John..." January 14

  • Yankees Acquire Chris Martin From Rockies

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees have dealt for righty Chris Martin of the Rockies in exchange for cash considerations, Jack Curry of the YES Network reports on Twitter. Martin had been designated for assignment on the fifth of this month. Late to join the professional ranks at all, the 28-year-old Martin rose..." January 13

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    Jack Curry @JackCurryYES

    Source: Yanks are expected to hire Jeff Pentland as hitting coach and Alan Cockrell as assistant. 1st time team will have 2 hitting coaches.

  • Yankees lefthander CC Sabathia says knee is feeling ‘fine’ after injury-shortened season

    New York Daily News "Yankees lefthander CC Sabathia says his surgically repaired right knee is feeling fine and hopes the upcoming season could be “World Series fine” for the Bronx Bombers. Sabathia was all smiles on Friday night at the inaugural boxing card for Roc Nation Sports, the same sports agency that inked..." January 11

  • These 2 Hall of Famers cost New York $87M for zero playoff wins

    New York Post "Shortly, early January will give New York baseball fans cause to celebrate the very best of times. Mike Piazza looks good for Hall of Fame induction next year. Don Mattingly, Billy Martin and George Steinbrenner are viable candidates for the Expansion Era ballot that will get honored in 2017...." January 08

  • Yankees prospect Ty Hensley hospitalized in alleged 'brutal attack'

    SB Nation "Hensley's attorney, Rob Martin of ICON Sports, issued a statement Thursday. Yankees' pitching prospect Ty Hensley was seriously injured in an alleged "brutal attack" recently, according to his attorney, Rob Martin of ICON Sports. Martin issued the following statement this morning: "On behalf..." January 08

  • Pedro: Posada ignited infamous 'Zimmer' brawl by insulting mother

    Fox Sports "For most guys, seems being voted into the Hall of Fame would make a guy pretty happy. Pedro Martinez is not like most guys. Speaking on ‘Daily News Live’ on Wednesday, a day after it was revealed he was one of four players voted into Cooperstown by writers, the former Red Sox great opened up on..." January 08

  • Yankees re-sign Stephen Drew to one year, $5 million contract

    New York Daily News "The Yankees are gambling at least $5 million that Stephen Drew’s awful 2014 was an aberration and that he can rebound enough to be a contributor in their middle infield in 2015. The club has agreed on a one-year deal with Drew for that amount, according to a baseball official familiar with the..." January 07

  • A-Rod didn‘t get the memo: He’s taking grounders at third base

    New York Post "The Yankees signed Chase Headley to a four-year, $52 million contract to play third base, but apparently Alex Rodriguez hasn’t gotten the message. A-Rod, who a couple of days ago posted an Instagram photo of himself taking batting practice, added another picture, this time taking grounders at..." January 07

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    Future Hall of Famer Ichiro Suzuki,41, who says he'd love to play until he's 50, has drawn interest from 3 clubs.He's 156 hits shy of 3,000.

  • Pedro, Big Unit, Smoltz, Biggio make Hall of Fame

    MLB.com "Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday. The three pitchers were voted in on their first time on the ballot, while Biggio was selected in his third year. Johnson received 97.3 percent..." January 06

  • Should the Yankees look into trading for Ben Zobrist?

    Pinstripe Alley "According to recent reports, the Rays may be looking to move Ben Zobrist now that they have signed Asdrubal Cabrera. Although it is somewhat unlikely that the Yankees and Rays would trade amongst themselves, stranger things have happened. If Zobrist is available, should the Yankees look into..." January 06

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    yankees at some point interviewed yankee great willie randolph for a coaching job. terrific coach. would be great hire imo.

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    clarkspencer @clarkspencer

    #Marlins have checked on Ichiro Suzuki as backup outfield option.

  • Yankees finally have the prospects to make something happen

    Fox Sports "The Yankees are unlikely to trade for Cole Hamels. But you know what? At this point, they probably could. They’ve got Didi Gregorius, a young shortstop the Phillies like. They’ve got catchers, premium young arms, some intriguing bats. “We’re much deeper now,” Yankees general manager Brian..." January 03

  • Sabathia ‘freaks out’ after missing flight to Jamaica

    New York Post "Yankees ace CC Sabathia allegedly went ball-istic at Newark Airport over the weekend when he and his entourage just missed a flight to Jamaica. Port Authority police had to be called after the pitcher — scheduled to fly to Jamaica on Saturday for a vacation — arrived too late to board the..." January 03

  • What are the Yankees doing?

    SB Nation "Listen, we know it's tough to catch up on everything happening in the baseball world each morning. There are all kinds of stories, rumors, game coverage and Vines of dudes getting hit in the beans every day, and trying to find all of it while on your way to work or sitting at your desk isn't easy...." January 02

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    Jack Curry @JackCurryYES

    Yankees have traded Manny Banuelos to the Braves for RH reliever David Carpenter and LHR Chasen Shreve.

  • David Ortiz, Gary Sheffield fire warning to tainted Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez

    New York Daily News "One of Alex Rodriguez’s long-term baseball friendships has been fractured, another consequence of the Biogenesis scandal, and according to one of A-Rod’s former Yankee teammates, the disgraced slugger is likely to face anger from the baseball community when he attempts his comeback following a..." December 31

  • Stephen Drew’s asking price: “$9 million to $10 million”

    Hardball Talk "Stephen Drew has been connected to several teams this offseason despite batting just .162/.237/.299 in 2014 for the Red Sox and Yankees. The Blue Jays, A’s, Cubs, White Sox, Angels, and Astros are among the teams with reported interest in signing him. But the longtime Scott Boras client hasn’t..." December 30

  • Yankees continue shedding salary by trading Shawn Kelley to Padres

    CBSSports.com "For decades the Yankees have used their financial might to absorb salaries in trades. Whether it was taking on $35+ million to get Bobby Abreu when Gary Sheffield or Hideki Matsui got hurt or absorbing more than $7 million when John Wetteland got too expensive for the Expos, New York has been the..." December 30

  • Are the Yankees in on Scherzer?

    Fox Sports "For insight into where the top free-agent pitcher will sign, let's turn to an unlikely source: the case of the top free-agent hitter six winters ago. Max Scherzer today has two things in common with Mark Teixeira then: He is a player whose talent both the Red Sox and Yankees covet, and he is..." December 29

  • The average major league salary is up to $3.8 million

    Hardball Talk "The best things in life are free. But you can keep them for the birds and bees: Major League Baseball’s average salary shot up to more than $3.8-million (U.S.) this year following the steepest rise since 2001, putting big-leaguers on track to top the $4-million barrier for the first time in..." December 24

  • Yankees’ cold-blooded A-Rod approach was missing with Jeter

    New York Post "The organization that talks more about winning-or-bust than any other — maybe more than all the others combined — last year prioritized Derek Jeter’s farewell tour over victories. Let us count the ways: Hal Steinbrenner ordered his re-signing — and at decent money — though Jeter was coming..." December 24

  • Marlins claim Preston Claiborne off waivers from Yankees

    Hardball Talk "Designated for assignment by the Yankees last week, right-hander Preston Claiborne has been claimed off waivers by the Marlins. Claiborne has held his own as a big leaguer with a 3.79 ERA and 58/24 K/BB ratio in 71 career innings through age 26." December 23

  • Yankees will pay for education of children of NYPD cop Rafael Ramos who was killed while on duty Saturday

    New York Daily News "Yankee owner George Steinbrenner died in 2010, but his appreciation for the men and women in blue who protect New York City lives on. For 32 years, Steinbrenner's Yankee Silver Shield Foundation has provided for the education of the children of New York City police officers, firemen and Port..." December 22

  • Big gap still exists in Mets' Tulowitzki talks -- and Yankees check in on SS

    CBSSports.com "The Mets maintain interest in Rockies star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, but it's clear there's a major gap to bridge in negotiations between the teams, with differences in ideas of player compensation and financial considerations, as well. Meantime, a couple other teams -- including the rival..." December 22

  • Rob Refsnyder, Jose Pirela have shot at second, but Yankees could nab free agent

    New York Daily News "So the Yankees need a second baseman after trading Martin Prado as part of Friday’s five-player deal. Is that the opening Rob Refsnyder needs to prove that last year’s breakout season in the minors was no fluke? Or will the Yankees feel the need to sign a veteran free agent such as Asdrubal..." December 21

  • MLB, umpires reach agreement on new contract

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball and its umpires will maintain labor peace for the next few seasons. The sides agreed to a five-year collective bargaining agreement late Friday, The Associated Press reported. The current agreement was set to expire Dec. 31. The umpires and team owners will hold..." December 21

  • The Yankees’ plan in case A-Rod can’t play at all

    New York Post "The Yankees already have said that Alex Rodriguez will not be their third baseman. But just as interesting is that if he is not healthy enough to play in 2015, the Yanks are currently planning to use the roster space to go with platoons at both second base and shortstop. If A-Rod makes the..." December 21

  • No baseball teams available for Jeter to buy

    Page Six "Derek Jeter isn’t having any luck when it comes to buying his own baseball team. “There are no teams available,” says Fox Business Network’s Charlie Gasparino. “Jeter is telling people he is modeling his post-baseball career after Michael Jordan’s,” a reference to the NBA great’s purchase of..." December 20

  • Derek Jeter buys lake house in tony upstate enclave

    Page Six "Retired Yankee Derek Jeter has bought a lake house four hours outside the city in the tony upstate (and hard-to-pronounce) enclave of Skaneateles, sources tell Page Six. “Everyone in the community is buzzing about it,” a local told us. “It happened a couple of months ago.” But “everyone has..." December 19