Yankees Rumors & News

  • Gleyber Torres removes himself from Home Run Derby consideration

    New York Post "Gleyber Torres says he’ll pass on competing in the Home Run Derby next month, and that goes down as a loss for baseball, even if everyone outside New York might not necessarily agree. “I’m not a home-run hitter,” the Yankees’ dynamic rookie told The Post..." June 21

  • Maybe the Yankees won’t need to get a starter

    New York Post "The Yankees need a starting pitcher. It has been said so often — feels like it is on endless loop at the Stadium, like the roll call or Y-M-C-A — that it just has to be true. Right? Except the Yankees get a pretty good start on a near-daily basis, often better..." June 20

  • Yankees' Stanton seems to have made adjustment at plate

    SNY TV "Yankees OF Giancarlo Stanton said he wouldn't be changing his stance as he continues to fight his struggles at the plate. But, after a four-hit night in the team's win over the Nationals on Monday, it appears Stanton made an adjustment after all. And it..." June 19

  • MLB Rumors: Rangers' Cole Hamels or Blue Jays' J.A. Happ to Yankees?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The 2018 MLB season could feature one of the most fierce pennant races between the Red Sox and Yankees in the history of these two storied franchises. Going into Tuesday's action, the clubs are tied for first place in the American League East. The..." June 19

  • Who will be next castoff thanks to Yankees’ incredible depth?

    New York Post "The Mariners arrive in The Bronx this week as the AL’s most pleasant surprise, in part because of the depth of the Yankees. One reality of building a deep roster and farm system is you can’t keep them all — only 25 on the active roster and only 40 on the major league..." June 18

  • Clint Frazier voices frustration after spending majority of season at Triple-A

    ESPN "Clint Frazier feels fortunate to wear his New York Yankees uniform again for the next couple of days, but he was frank Monday when asked about his growing frustration with spending the bulk of the season at Triple-A. "It's in the back of your mind every time you turn the TV..." June 18

  • Why Yankees should give up Miguel Andujar for Mets' Jacob deGrom

    Newark Star-Ledger "Jacob deGrom to the Yankees chatter won’t go away. Last week, Jon Heyman of FRS Baseball talked to officials on both sides about the potential of a deal going down before the July 31 trade deadline. The idea of it actually coming to fruition seemed..." June 18

  • Giancarlo Stanton can’t count on his bat to do the talking right now

    New York Post "There are moments when you are embraced as a New York Yankee in the Bronx, signature moments when you get to announce yourself as a New York Yankee in a Ruthian way. And so here came that moment for Giancarlo Stanton: Bottom of the fifth inning, Yankees on first and second,..." June 18

  • Report: Yankees, Mariners interested in Blue Jays’ Happ

    Sportsnet "Toronto Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ is expected to be one of the top starters available on the trade market this summer, and suitors are already lining up. The New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners are both showing interest in acquiring..." June 18

  • Kevin Cash compares Yankees' Loaisiga to Mariano Rivera after MLB debut

    MLB.com "The conversation took place on the bench of the visitors' dugout early on Friday evening, while Jonathan Loaisiga racked up four strikeouts through the first two innings of his big league debut. Rays manager Kevin Cash leaned over to bench coach Charlie Montoyo, and the baseball..." June 16

  • Yankees GM says he's reached out to at least 20 teams about trades

    New York Daily News "More than six weeks away from the trade deadline, it’s time to start sifting through the market. Brian Cashman said he’s touched base with at least 20 teams to find out whom he could pry from other clubs and what it might cost. Chief among the Yankees’..." June 16

  • Yankees Acquire Wendell Rijo To Complete Erik Kratz Trade

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees have acquired second baseman Wendell Rijo, who is officially the player to be named later in May’s Erik Kratz trade with the Brewers; the club’s PR department has announced the acquisition. " June 16

  • Yankees GM not the least bit interested in trading Torres

    Sportsnaut "Any team looking to potentially pull a heist on the New York Yankees for stud youngster Gleyber Torres can now look elsewhere. In talking about the possibility of trading one of New York’s top young players, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman didn’t mince..." June 15

  • Report: Yankees won't trade Gleyber Torres, Miguel Andujar for Mets' Jacob deGrom

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Yankees are on the hunt for another ace to team up with Luis Severino and the rumor mill is heating up that GM Brian Cashman is making a run at Mets righty Jacob deGrom. The rumors also have the Yankees possibly giving up their two rookie stars to get the National League..." June 15

  • Yankees Acquire International Pool Space From Brewers

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees announced today that they have acquired international bonus pool availability from the Brewers. The swap will send minor-league righty Chad Whitmer to Milwaukee for an undisclosed amount of spending capacity. It is not immediately clear whether the funds are from the..." June 15

  • Major League Baseball attendance continues to fall

    Hardball Talk "The owners meetings wrapped up today and, while there wasn’t much in the way of actual decisions and high-level news to speak of, Eric Fisher of Sports Business Journal saysthat, according to Rob Manfred, attendance is down 7% this year compared to last year. While..." June 15

  • MLB Rumors: League Concerned Home Run Derby Won’t Be ‘Star-Studded’

    NESN "The Home Run Derby is just over a month away and Major League Baseball fans already know a few players who won’t be participating. Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts voiced a strong “hell no” when asked if he had any interest in the event, while J.D...." June 15

  • Report: Yankees don’t believe Mets will trade Jacob deGrom to them

    Sportsnaut "There has been some suggestions around the MLB water cooler that the New York Mets and New York Yankees could engage in a blockbuster trade that would send ace Mets starter Jacob deGrom to the Yanks. Outside of the obvious issues with the Mets dealing a high-profile player..." June 14

  • This could be Yankees’ first step toward trading Brandon Drury

    New York Post "Miguel Andujar is among the better third basemen in baseball, so there is no need for Brandon Drury at the position where he started the season for the Yankees. Nevertheless, the club isn’t satisfied to see a player stuck in the minors who many in the organization believed was..." June 14

  • Gleyber Torres continues to bat ninth for Yankees despite excellent offensive production

    New York Daily News "Wednesday marked Gleyber Torres’ 43rd start as a major-leaguer and the 35th time he was slotted in the No. 9 spot in the Yankees’ batting order. The 21-year-old rookie continues to hit last despite being one of the team’s most impactful hitters since he made his..." June 14

  • Yanks will target starter as trade deadline nears, owner says

    New York Post "Hal Steinbrenner sees what you’re seeing. Sure, the Yankees’ managing general partner expressed pleasure with his team’s stellar start to the 2018 season. Yet he knows — or at least he hopes — that his front office has not yet completed its heavy lifting...." June 13

  • Another problem with these baseballs? Evidently some are warped

    WEEI Boston "Baseballs have been a huge topic of late. The actual piece of equipment used by Major League Baseball has come under intense scrutiny since the rise in home runs over the past two years. MLB implemented its own independent investigation, finding a change in aerodynamic..." June 13

  • How Yankees might pull off a long shot and sign Bryce Harper

    New York Post "First they minimized him by acquiring Giancarlo Stanton in a Hot Stove sneak-attack trade. Then they mauled him with a one-two combo of painful baseballs to the body. Either the Yankees don’t want Bryce Harper around next year, or they’re borrowing from the playbook of a..." June 13

  • Yankees, Astros bidding war for dominant lefty?

    Newark Star-Ledger "If the Yankees can't find a top-of-the-rotation arm between now and July 31, adding a lockdown relief pitcher may be the best way to improve an already excellent team. While that may seem crazy, there's logic behind it. That's especially..." June 13

  • Yankees' Brett Gardner wants to play '2 or 3' more years, talks future

    Newark Star-Ledger "Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner would like to play "two or three more years" after this season, he said Tuesday. Also, Gardner, who turns 35 in August, said he "wouldn't really want to play anywhere else," but that he'd consider it if the..." June 13

  • Brandon Drury may now have new path to return to Yankees

    New York Post "Brandon Drury started at first base for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday night against Rochester, driving in both runs in a 2-0 win and playing errorless ball in the field. It was Drury’s initial start at first this season after appearing in a combined 38 games as the DH or at..." June 13

  • Why Yankees have a better shot at adding Trout than Harper

    Newark Star-Ledger "There probably will be a lot of good-natured back and forth between Yankees fans on social media this week with the Washington Nationals playing interleague games at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. The biggest sidebar to this potential World Series preview..." June 12

  • This Gary Sanchez can no longer cut it

    New York Post "After winning seven of nine games against the putrid Orioles, Tigers, Blue Jays and Mets, the Yankees take a large step up in class beginning this week at Yankee Stadium. Starting with two games against the Nationals on Tuesday and Wednesday, the team with the best record in baseball..." June 12

  • MLB Rumors: Why Nationals won't trade Bryce Harper to Yankees (or anyone else)

    Newark Star-Ledger "It's no secret that the biggest name in MLB free agency after the 2018 season will be Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper. The 2015 National League MVP could get a contract approaching (or exceeding) $400 million. Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny..." June 11

  • Yankees, Phillies battle for Blue Jays' J.A. Happ?

    Newark Star-Ledger "A former Phillies lefty could be most important southpaw dealt to a contender at the upcoming MLB trade deadline. But it's not the one you think. Yes, Texas Rangers' Cole Hamels will likely be dealt. But his former teammate in..." June 11

  • The Gary Sanchez crisis is only getting worse

    New York Post "In each of Gary Sanchez’s initial three at-bats Sunday night, the ice-cold catcher failed to get a ball out of the infield against the Mets. Two grounders to third and another to short pushed Sanchez deeper into Hitters’ Hell. Then in the ninth with Greg Bird on first..." June 11

  • After bumpy 2016, Yankees’ Luis Severino has been nothing but an ace

    Sporting News "It was 2016 and Luis Severino was back in New York. In the midst of a stressful year, he decided to run some errands. Severino can’t remember exactly when the encounter took place, but he recalls the “random guy” walking up to him in the aisle, telling him that everything was..." June 11

  • Could the Mets really deal Jacob deGrom to the Yankees?

    ESPN "Jacob deGrom has faced 12 batters with the bases loaded this year, and of those, nine have struck out and zero have gotten hits. There have been times when pitching coach Dave Eiland has visited the mound and deGrom has said flatly that he’ll get out of the jam, his words sounding nothing..." June 10

  • Severino watches highlights of mentor Pedro Martinez before his starts

    The Score "The relationship between New York Yankees ace Luis Severino and three-time Cy Young winner Pedro Martinez is well documented, but Severino's admiration for the Hall of Famer may be hitting new heights. Severino has apparently created a seven-minute video comprised entirely of..." June 10

  • Yankees GM says they are 'always open to outside help' following Masahiro Tanaka's injury

    CBS Sports "Saturday night, the New York Yankees won for the ninth time in their last 10 games, rallying from an early 3-0 deficit to beat the New York Mets (NYY 4, NYM 3). At 42-18 (.700), the Yankees have the best record in baseball. They are 13-1-1 in their last 15 series. The Yankees have..." June 10

  • Judge's left thumb X-rays come back negative

    MLB.com "Aaron Judge had X-rays on his sore left thumb on Saturday, according to Yankees manager Aaron Boone, who said that he was relieved to hear that the tests came back clean. Judge jammed the thumb sliding into second base on a first-inning double play in the Yankees' 4-1 Subway..." June 09

  • Masahiro Tanaka will be out ‘weeks’ with hamstring injuries

    New York Post "The Yankees’ starting rotation took another hit Saturday when Masahiro Tanaka was placed on the 10-day DL with mild strains of both hamstrings — suffered in Friday’s win over the Mets when he scored from third base on Aaron Judge’s sacrifice fly in the top of the..." June 09

  • Yankees Sign First-Rounder Anthony Seigler

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees have signed their first-round pick, 23rd overall choice Anthony Seigler, George A. King III of the New York Post reports. The high school catcher will land a $2.8MM bonus, which is worth just under the $2.815,900 allocation of the pick. Seigler, an 18-year-old Georgia..." June 09

  • Tanaka's night cut short by stiff hamstrings

    MLB.com "Masahiro Tanaka was cruising through five innings against the Mets and appeared to have at least a couple more frames in the tank, which is why manager Aaron Boone felt comfortable sending him to bat in the sixth inning, even with the Yankees trailing by a run at the time. Tanaka tied..." June 09

  • Yankees replenish catching depth in farm system

    New York Post "At one time the Yankees had catchers Jesus Montero, John Ryan Murphy, Austin Romine, Kyle Higashioka and Gary Sanchez together in their minor league system. Montero was dealt to the Mariners for Michael Pineda and Murphy was moved to the Twins for Aaron Hicks. Sanchez has morphed into..." June 08

  • Could the Yankees add to the bullpen instead of trading for a starter?

    SNY TV "Baseball in 2018 is being played more efficiently, and thought about more critically, than ever before. Teams across the league are tinkering more with shifts, stealing less, striking out more, walking more and homering more. Starting pitchers are going shorter and shorter in games as..." June 08

  • Why Yankees should make trade offer Giants can't refuse for Madison Bumgarner

    Newark Star-Ledger "Go big or go home. For the Yankees, the next eight weeks will tell the tale of the 2018 season. No, not what happens on the field. At this point, it's pretty safe to assume the Yankees will hit, strikeout the opponent late in games and win--often. Instead, the real..." June 07

  • What Mets and Yankees would have to swallow for Syndergaard or deGrom deal

    New York Post "Brian Cashman wanted to trade Robinson Cano in his 2013 walk year. The same with David Robertson the following season. Not until 2016 did his bosses fully buy what the Yankees GM was selling — that modern rosters must be young, deep, versatile and financially flexible, and that..." June 07

  • Why it's unlikely Orioles deal Manny Machado to Yankees (or anyone else) before deadline

    Newark Star-Ledger "The deeper we get into the MLB season, the less sense it makes for the Baltimore Orioles to hold onto shortstop Manny Machado, who will become a free agent after the 2018 season and almost assuredly will not return to Camden Yards. At 18-41, the Orioles sit in last place in..." June 06

  • MLB Buys Rawlings From Newell Brands for $395 Million

    Wall Street Journal "Rawlings, a more than century-old company that produces the official ball and helmet of Major League Baseball, will be changing hands in a $395 million deal that adds the professional league as a key investor. Under the terms of the deal announced Tuesday, consumer-goods..." June 06

  • How Gary Sanchez still impacts Yankees as a .200 hitter

    Newark Star-Ledger "Gary Sanchez wasn't in the Yankees clubhouse while teammates were being interviewed after Tuesday night's 7-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. Why? The slumping catcher perhaps figured he hadn't done anything special in this win that kept the..." June 06

  • Brian Cashman’s hunt for starting help just got tougher

    New York Post "The part we can too easily overlook — and will too easily overlook, even in this column — is the human factor in the equation. That is easily remedied, of course, because all you need to do is walk into a major league clubhouse, take a few steps, and you’re bound to..." June 06

  • ESPN blinks first as Yankees will not play 'Sunday Night Baseball' game ahead of July doubleheader

    New York Daily News "ESPN blinked first. The Yankees will not play their originally scheduled “Sunday Night Baseball” game July 9 against the Blue Jays, instead playing a normal 1:00 p.m. game in Toronto ahead of their Monday doubleheader with the Orioles in Baltimore, MLB announced..." June 05

  • Yankees’ Sonny Gray trade isn’t working out for A’s so far

    New York Post "The Yankees had agreed to two prospects needed to obtain Sonny Gray last July, but GM Brian Cashman was hesitant on the third. James Kaprielian was the 16th-overall pick in the 2015 draft and earlier in the month the Yankees already had sent the player taken 18th overall in 2016, Blake..." June 05

  • Jordan Montgomery to have Tommy John surgery, Yankees announce

    North Jersey "Jordan Montgomery's season is over. The Yankees announced Tuesday that the young lefty will have Tommy John surgery, just over a month after he was sent to the disabled list with a flexor strain. " June 05

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