Yankees Rumors & News

  • Report: Nike Steals 2020 MLB Uniform Contract From Under Armour

    12 Up "The Nike swoosh is coming to Major League Baseball. All it took was another company's financial ruin to get there. ​Back in 2016, Major League Baseball announced that ​Under Armour was going to be the official on-field uniform provider for all 30 teams come the..." May 24

  • CC Sabathia doesn’t appreciate Mark Teixeira’s comments about Robinson Cano

    Sportsnaut "Shortly after Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano was suspended for testing positive for a banned substance, Mark Teixeira, who was Cano’s teammate with the New York Yankees, said that he wasn’t surprised. CC Sabathia, a current Yankee and a former teammate of both men,..." May 24

  • MLB Releases Study On Home Run Rate

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball has released a scientific study that was designed to examine “possible causes of the surge in home run rate in Major League Baseball in the past several years,” as its abstract puts it. The study itself is available at this link. Per the report,..." May 24

  • Shohei Ohtani no longer facing Masahiro Tanaka on Sunday at Yankee Stadium

    Hardball Talk "Shohei Ohtani has essentially become the Angels’ designated Sunday starting pitcher, but Angels manager Mike Scioscia announced Thursday morning that the 23-year-old two-way Japanese star will be skipped in the rotation this weekend at Yankee Stadium for “workload..." May 24

  • Yankees ‘dodged a bullet’ with Gary Sanchez’s calf issue

    New York Post "Gary Sanchez texted Aaron Boone on Wednesday morning and told the Yankees manager the cramps in his right calf that forced him out of Tuesday night’s game had vanished to the point the catcher said he wanted to face the Rangers in the finale of a three-game series. With Thursday..." May 24

  • Yankees call up lefty pitcher Ryan Bollinger from Double-A

    New York Daily News "The Yankees brought up lefty Ryan Bollinger from Double-A Trenton on Wednesday. They had sent righty Giovanny Gallegos down to Triple-A Scranton after Tuesday's game. Bollinger, 27, was 3-0 with a 0.90 ERA in three starts for the Thunder. He was a 47th-round pick of the..." May 23

  • Brewers fighting Yankees for available starting pitching?

    Newark Star-Ledger "When the 2018 MLB trade deadline arrives, the Yankees will likely be very aggressive in pursuit of a big-time arm. Whether that's San Francisco's Madison Bumgarner, Texas' Cole Hamels, Tampa Bay's Chris Archer or..." May 23

  • Aaron Judge shuts down Home Run Derby talk: Can’t force me

    New York Post "Don’t look for Aaron Judge in the Home Run Derby during the All-Star break in July. In March, the Yankees right fielder said he was leaning toward not defending the title he won a year ago. Tuesday, before the Yankees faced the Rangers at Globe Life Park, Judge told..." May 23

  • Gary Sanchez may miss a game after exiting with right calf cramp

    New York Post "Gary Sanchez didn’t commit to being able to play Wednesday night after leaving Tuesday’s game with a cramp in his right calf. “I feel good but I want to see how I feel [Wednesday],’’ said Sanchez, who left the 6-4 loss in the sixth inning after..." May 23

  • Greg Bird closer to return, but Aaron Boone sees role for Tyler Austin

    Newsday "Aaron Boone bumped up Greg Bird’s timetable just a tad, saying the first baseman possibly could return “sometime this weekend.” But Boone didn’t say Bird, currently rehabbing with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, would immediately resume everyday duties at..." May 23

  • Shohei Ohtani, Masahiro Tanaka to face each other on Sunday

    Larry Brown Sports "Sunday’s game between the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Angels in the Bronx will feature an interesting matchup. Yankees manager Aaron Boone confirmed on Tuesday that Masahiro Tanaka will pitch on Sunday. That means he will be going up against the Shohei Ohtani, who starts on..." May 22

  • Cole Hamels or Michael Fulmer: Who is a better fit for Yankees?

    SNY TV "The Yankees continue to roll, but it remains clear that a rotation upgrade could be the difference between dominating the regular season and passing the Houston Astros to win the American League pennant. Two of the their most appealing options, Texas' Cole Hamels and..." May 22

  • It is extremely rare for young players to be doing what Gleyber Torres and Ozzie Albies are doing

    CBS Sports "Here's what 21-year-old Yankees infielder Gleyber Torres did on Monday night against the Rangers ...  Torres on the season is now thumping along at .321/.389/.571 (154 OPS+) with six homers in 25 games.  Speaking of youthful producers, Braves second baseman..." May 22

  • Cole Hamels, potential Yankees trade target, just wants to pitch in the playoffs again

    New York Daily News "Cole Hamels gets it. The Yankees are in need of a starting pitching upgrade, and if a bunch of stars were to align, Hamels could be that guy, a former World Series MVP that could potentially impact the Bombers the way veteran Justin Verlander did for the Astros last..." May 22

  • Yankees hit insane new heights with record home run stretch

    New York Post "It has gotten to the point where even when the Yankees aren’t at their best it looks like the opposing team is fighting a nuclear war with dull kitchen knives. The latest example was on display Monday night when the Yankees allowed the woeful Rangers to hang around in the early..." May 22

  • Surging Tyler Austin may end up a victim of Yankees’ success

    New York Post "This might actually happen. If no Yankees position player suffers an injury in Texas this week, baseball’s best squad would become the first team in major league history (confirmed via weeks of imaginary research) to actually face the conundrum of employing too many good..." May 21

  • Yankees may move struggling Didi Gregorius down in lineup

    Larry Brown Sports "After one of the hottest starts to the season, New York Yankees shortstop has fallen into a deep slump that could see him dropped in the lineup. Yankees manager Aaron Boone gave Gregorius the day off Sunday against a left-handed pitcher, and hinted that the shortstop may not return to..." May 20

  • Why Yankees think Didi Gregorius is in career-worst slump

    Newark Star-Ledger "While some of his Yankees teammates were doing post-game interviews following Friday night's loss, shortstop Didi Gregorius found out from manager Aaron Boone that he wouldn't be starting the next day. This was intended to be a mental break for Gregorius, who is..." May 20

  • So far, J.D. Martinez has been superior to Giancarlo Stanton

    WEEI Boston "Good things happen to those who wait. The Red Sox didn’t sign J.D. Martinez until late February, nearly two and a half months after the Yankees had acquired Giancarlo Stanton. So far, the Red Sox got the better slugger for potentially $133 million less.  Martinez blasted..." May 20

  • Greg Bird, coming back from ankle surgery, moves up to Triple-A as he nears return to Yankees

    New York Daily News "The next step for Greg Bird: Triple-A Scranton. Bird was expected to play his final game for Double-A Trenton on Saturday before flying and joining the RailRiders in Pawtucket on Sunday, Aaron Boone said before the Yankees' 8-3 victory over the Royals. Bird, who hit a..." May 20

  • Gary Sanchez’s prodigious bat is his best defense

    New York Post "Maybe we should establish a system. Maybe, when Gary Sanchez has a night like this, we suspend talk of his viability at catcher for, what? Two weeks? Or do we really need to run a cost-benefit analysis here? Consider The Kraken released. Sanchez’s monster..." May 20

  • Aaron Hicks joins Mickey Mantle in elite Yankees company

    Sportsnaut "This is pretty much the only day that you’ll see Aaron Hicks mentioned in the same sentence as the great Mickey Mantle. That doesn’t take away from Hicks’ accomlishment against the Kansas City Royals on Saturday. Taking on Royals pitcher Danny Duffy in the third..." May 20

  • Why it won’t take long for Yankees to shake off the rust

    New York Post "Rust defined the Yankees’ Friday night visit to Kauffman Stadium, which felt like the first game out of the All-Star break. It’s what happens when you play five and a half innings over four days and, for bonus points, spend a night on a plane. The Yankees, however, have..." May 19

  • Greg Bird ready to return to Yankees; Jacoby Ellsbury not as close

    Yardbarker "Aaron Boone recently offered some words of encouragement regarding the imminent return of first baseman Greg Bird to the lineup (h/t Marc Carig of The Athletic). But while Bird’s activation appears to be “around the corner”, news surrounding fellow Yankees hitter Jacoby..." May 19

  • Yankees’ best position player prospect will be out until August

    New York Post "Estevan Florial, the Yankees’ top position player prospect, will be out until August, according to general manager Brian Cashman, because of upcoming hamate bone surgery on his right wrist. Florial, 20, left a game with Single-A Tampa on Thursday with a sore right..." May 19

  • David Hale Elects Free Agency

    Yardbarker "Righty David Hale has elected free agency after clearing outright waivers, the Yankees announced today. He had recently been designated for assignment. Roster churn is nothing new for Hale, who has had multiple stints in New York and one with the Twins this year, in addition to the..." May 19

  • Report: Five teams could trade for Cole Hamels

    Larry Brown Sports "The Texas Rangers are in last place and headed for another lost season, and a mass exodus could follow this summer. Amid reports that the Rangers are willing to trade their top assets this summer, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported that they may find five major suitors for ace..." May 18

  • Imagining Yankees-Mets deal for Noah Syndergaard or Jacob deGrom

    Newark Star-Ledger "The state of baseball in New York could not be more clear. The Yankees own the Big Apple while the Mets are, well, the Mets. The Yankees begin play on Friday tied for first place in the AL East and the owner of the best winning percentage (.700)..." May 18

  • Yankees hold unscheduled sleepover party at Dulles Airport

    Newsday "Chances are even in the less-than-travel-friendly minor leagues, Yankees players and staff didn’t have too many nights like this one. The Yankees’ Delta flight was supposed to be wheels up to Kansas City about 10 o’clock Wednesday night from Dulles International..." May 18

  • Greg Bird hoping this is last time he’ll have to endure rehab stint

    New York Post "Greg Bird is sitting in a clubhouse more than 1,000 miles away from his Yankees teammates because he again is rehabbing an injury, nearing the end of this process for what he hopes will be the final time. Bird said he knows the “injury-prone” label already has been..." May 18

  • Mark Teixeira says he’s ‘not surprised’ ex-Yankee teammate Robinson Cano tested positive for banned substance

    New York Daily News "Robinson Cano's 80-game suspension this week for a positive drug test was hardly a shock for at least one former teammate. Mark Teixeira, who played alongside Cano in the Yankees infield for five seasons, said on "The Michael Kay Show" Thursday that he was "not..." May 17

  • Why Yankees' Didi Gregorius might be coming out of horrific slump

    Newark Star-Ledger "Remember how good Didi Gregorius was in April? If that was like a dream, May has been his nightmare. Still, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said he believes Gregorius hasn't been as bad as the numbers have shown and that he's not far from..." May 17

  • Clint Frazier isn’t going anywhere — for now

    New York Post "The Yankees’ days in National League parks are over until they visit Citi Field next month, but Clint Frazier will be sticking around a while longer nevertheless. Aaron Boone said after Wednesday’s latest washout at Nationals Park that the outfielder would remain with the..." May 17

  • Harper dismisses NY talk: 'I'm a National now'

    MLB.com "For as long as Bryce Harper's pending free agency has been discussed, at least since sometime shortly after he won the Most Valuable Player Award in 2015, people have been sizing him up for pinstripes, speculating on the possibility that he would eventually sign with the..." May 16

  • Aroldis Chapman's 103 MPH Fastball Again Makes Him MLB's Most Feared Pitcher

    Bleacher Report "When MLB.com began its Statcast leaderboard in 2015, the folks who put it together had a problem with the list of fastest pitches. It isn't that the Statcast numbers weren't accurate. It's just that if you were looking for anyone other than Aroldis..." May 16

  • Why Yankees should absolutely still offer Bryce Harper record deal

    Newark Star-Ledger "It's easy to get complacent, Yankees fans. The current team is loaded, ready to win now and set up for a bright future. When Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper hits free agency after the season, the Yankees could choose to ignore..." May 16

  • Did Cashman, Yankees make right decision with Robinson Cano?

    USA Today "The New York Yankees and general manager Brian Cashman had a major decision to make when five-time All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano became a free agent after the 2013 season.  Cano had just turned 31 and wanted a contract of close to 10 years. The Yankees weren't..." May 16

  • Yankees have no idea what to do with ‘hungry’ Brandon Drury

    New York Post "Yankees general manager Brian Cashman called Brandon Drury “a major leaguer right now, but because of the unique circumstances of where we’re currently at with this roster, we had a choice to make and we optioned him out.” Drury’s rehab assignment ended Monday..." May 16

  • Yankees calling up Clint Frazier ahead of Nationals series

    New York Daily News "The Yankees are calling up Clint Frazier, the Daily News confirmed. The 23-year-old outfielder is hitting .362 in 12 games for Triple-A Scranton. He had been sidelined due to a concussion, but has since recovered and been extremely productive.   " May 15

  • Ex-Yankee Alex Rodriguez is getting more face time on ESPN

    Newark Star-Ledger "If you feel like you are seeing a lot of ex-Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez these days, you're not alone. Fresh off his stint as a studio analyst for the 2017 MLB playoffs on FOX, Rodriguez has more visibility this year calling Sunday Night..." May 15

  • Why Yankees still swooned over a slumping Miguel Andujar

    New York Post "If the Yankees didn’t share the best record in baseball with the Red Sox, hadn’t won 19-of-22 games and Miguel Andujar was drowning in oxygen at the plate, it’s possible Brandon Drury would be joining the Yankees in Washington on Tuesday night. However, the Yankees..." May 15

  • Brandon Drury optioned to Triple A after Yankees reinstate him from disabled list

    New York Daily News "It's still Miguel Andujar's job at third. The Yankees announced Monday that Brandon Drury has been reinstated from the 10-day disabled list and optioned to Triple-A Scranton. Drury's 20-day rehab assignment was slated to end Monday. He has been out since April 7..." May 14

  • Yankees mull options as Brandon Drury’s future hangs in balance

    New York Post "The Yankees haven’t made a decision on Brandon Drury’s immediate future. Drury has been on the DL since April 7 and the last day of his 20-day minor league rehab assignment is Monday. The Yankees have several ways they can go with the third baseman who hasn’t played in a major league game since..." May 14

  • Yanks first team since '03 with four 10-homer players by 40th game

    ESPN "With nearly a quarter of the season in the books, the New York Yankees accomplished a franchise first on Sunday. When designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton dropped a home run over the right-center-field wall during the Yankees' 6-2 win over the Oakland Athletics, he became the fourth Yankee this..." May 14

  • Brett Gardner’s recent surge may be saving his job

    New York Post "After another hitless game in Houston on May 3 for Brett Gardner, it seemed fair to wonder how much longer the left fielder would remain in the leadoff spot. After all, it finished a five-game stretch in which Gardner went 1-for-21 with just one run, a walk, nine strikeouts and dropped his OPS..." May 14

  • Yankees top pitching prospect Justus Sheffield leaves Friday's start with injury

    Sporting News "With Sonny Gray struggling for the Yankees, some thought Justus Sheffield would get a call sooner rather than later to get a shot in New York's starting five. That proposition became a little more complicated Friday as Sheffield left his start with shoulder stiffness. He had thrown 3 2/3..." May 12

  • What makes Judge the game's must-see star

    MLB.com "This was a moment that happened even before Aaron Judge lost one over the center-field wall at Yankee Stadium in the ninth inning on Wednesday night against Red Sox closer, Craig Kimbrel. It was in the fifth inning, when the Yankees' right fielder -- once described by his former manager, Joe..." May 12

  • How Yankees' Gary Sanchez is quietly trying to reconnect with Sonny Gray

    Newark Star-Ledger "Who knows when Gary Sanchez will catch Sonny Gray next. At some point, though, it's going to happen. And it might be a necessity for the Yankees in the playoffs -- especially if manager Aaron Boone wants to use his strongest lineup. So Sanchez has been trying to better understand Gray from not..." May 11

  • Aaron Judge: Why you can’t blame fan for controversial homer

    New York Post "Aaron Judge leaped at the wall to try to keep the game tied in the top of the eighth when Boston’s J.D. Martinez lofted a fly ball to deep right off Dellin Betances, but even at 6-foot-7, Judge wasn’t able to keep it in the park. The home run gave the Red Sox the decisive run in a 5-4 win in..." May 11

  • Report: MLBPA rejected league's proposal to change All-Star Game voting

    The Score "A proposal from Major League Baseball that would have changed the voting process for this year's All-Star Game was rejected by the MLB Players Association last month, sources told Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Currently, fans vote for the starting position players in both the American and..." May 11

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