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  • Former troubled Yankees top prospect Slade Heathcott becoming pilot

    New York Post "He could fly around the outfield, but not like this. Slade Heathcott, a former top prospect for the Yankees and 2009 first-round pick, is moving on from baseball and taking to the skies. “Next Chapter: I have talked enough… it’s time to do!” the..." January 16

  • How do Yankees plan to use DJ LeMahieu? Here are a couple of ideas

    Newark Star-Ledger "By signing free-agent infielder DJ LeMahieu to a two-year, $24 million contract, the Yankees would seem to be out of the running for sluggerManny Machado. LeMahieu is a three-time Gold Glove winner at second base. However the Yankees already have Gleyber..." January 15

  • Yankees Designate Tim Locastro For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees announced Monday that they have designated infielder/outfielder Tim Locastro for assignment. His spot on the 40-man roster will to to veteran DJ LeMahieu, whose previously reported two-year deal is now official. New York acquired the 26-year-old Locastro from the Dodgers..." January 14

  • Sonny Gray reportedly being pursued by at least six teams

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Yankees received some good news last week when CC Sabathia was cleared to resume all baseball activities, and that could result in them finally parting ways with Sonny Gray. It has been known since the start of the offseason that the Yankees want to trade Gray, but those..." January 14

  • How leaving Coors may affect LeMahieu's stats

    MLB.com "The Yankees have reportedly signed DJ LeMahieu to a two-year deal to reinforce their infield; though he's been primarily a second baseman, he'll likely also see time at first and third. He's a good defender joining what's a below-average defensive infield, so that..." January 13

  • Manny Machado, Yankees have had little or no contact since meeting

    Larry Brown Sports "There has been a lot of talk about Manny Machado preferring to sign with the New York Yankees and potentially taking less money to do so, but that would require the Bronx Bombers making him an honest offer. At this point, that hardly seems like a given. Machado is said to be seeking..." January 12

  • Yankees Sign Drew Hutchison To Minor League Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees announced Friday that they’ve signed right-hander Drew Hutchison to a minor league contract and invited him to Major League Spring Training. Outfielder Matt Lipka, too, will receive a minor league deal and a non-roster invite to Major League..." January 11

  • Yankees, Aaron Hicks avoid arbitration with one-year, $6 million deal

    Pinstripe Alley "Today is the deadline for teams to reach agreements with their arbitration-eligible players. We’ve already heard that the Yankees reached a deal with Greg Bird for $1.2 million, and Austin Romine will earn $1.8 million. The Bombers have..." January 11

  • Yankees' addition of DJ LeMahieu casts more doubt on potential Manny Machado signing

    USA Today "A lukewarm pursuit of Manny Machado might have just gone cold for the New York Yankees On Friday, the Yankees and infielder D.J. LeMahieu agreed on a two-year, $24 million contract, first reported by the YES Network’s Jack Curry. And that surprising deal for..." January 11

  • Aaron Nola, Luis Severino are headed to arbitration hearings

    Hardball Talk "Scores of arbitration-avoiding deals were reached in the runup to today’s filing deadline. At the moment the best place to see all of them as they come in is probably MLB Trade Rumors, which has a running list of National League and American League arb-avoiding deals...." January 11

  • DJ LeMahieu, Yankees Reportedly Agree to 2-Year, $24 Million Contract

    Bleacher Report "DJ LeMahieu's time in Colorado has come to a close. According to Jack Curry of YES Network, LeMahieu and the New York Yankees agreed to terms on a two-year contract Friday following seven seasons with the Rockies. Ken Rosenthal of..." January 11

  • Yankees avoid arbitration on Greg Bird and Austin Romine

    Newsday "The Yankees got an early start to Friday’s arbitration deadline, locking up Greg Bird and Austin Romine to one-year deals on Thursday night and Friday morning, respectively. Bird, coming off an injury-shortened year where he hit just .199 and lost his starting job to Luke Voit,..." January 11

  • MLB Rumors: Did Phillies leapfrop Yankees, White Sox in Manny Machado sweepstakes?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Philadelphia Phillies are taking a page of out the Chicago White Sox’s playbook in an attempt to jump to the front of the line in the Manny Machado sweepstakes. Dan Connolly of The Athletic lays out why this move by the Phillies could help sway..." January 11

  • Inside the wild, wonky world of MLB salary arbitration

    ESPN "With $3 million at stake, the Boston Red Sox wanted to create the most compelling argument possible against Mookie Betts without alienating or insulting him. So last January, as they tried to convince a three-person arbitration panel that Betts deserved the $7.5 million..." January 11

  • Today’s arbitration deadline could mean more than it usually does

    Hardball Talk "There’s an offseason deadline today that, in the past, you may not have thought much about but which, this year, is a bit more important. It’s the deadline by which teams and arbitration-eligible players who were tendered a contract back on November 30 must exchange salary..." January 11

  • Seahawks QB Russell Wilson will attend spring training with the Yankees again in 2019

    Seattle Times "Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will attend training camp with the New York Yankees for the second straight season, his agent, Mark Rodgers, said in an interview with the MLB Network on Thursday and later confirmed to the Seattle Times. Wilson’s baseball rights were traded..." January 10

  • CC Sabathia Reveals Recent Heart Complications Could Have Killed Him

    12 Up "C.C. Sabathia underwent a heart procedure this offseason in order to remove blockage in an artery running into his heart. The surgery, while serious, has been completed, and the veteran pitcher is set to return to the mound for the 2019 season after being cleared to resume baseball..." January 10

  • Predicting the Next 10 MLB Superstars to Top $200M Megadeals

    Bleacher Report "With the new year upon us and spring training around the corner, Bryce Harper and Manny Machado remain on the free-agent market. Both will eventually sign, and the consensus is they will land megadeals in excess of $200 million. According to The Athletic's Jim Bowden,..." January 10

  • Yankees still in on Manny Machado, but if he wants more than Stanton, 'good luck'

    New York Daily News "The Yankees pursuit of Manny Machado may have hit a roadblock. Then again, it may not have. A team source told the Daily News that while the team has still not presented a formal offer to the free-agent infielder, neither have the Yankees been informed that they are out of..." January 10

  • How Yankees pitching target overcame dreaded Steve Blass disease

    New York Post "The first time Neil McPhee saw Adam Ottavino throw off a mound, the longtime former Northeastern coach offered the senior at Berkeley Carroll High School in Brooklyn a scholarship. So when he watched him pitching in a game for the Rockies during Ottavino’s dreadful 2017 season,..." January 10

  • Yankees reportedly have not made formal offer to Manny Machado

    Larry Brown Sports "Manny Machado’s market does not appear to be developing very rapidly. According to Jon Heyman of Fancred, neither the Chicago White Sox or Philadelphia Phillies have met Machado’s $300 million asking price. What’s more, the New York Yankees, his preferred..." January 09

  • Who could the Yankees sign as rotation depth?

    Pinstripe Alley "Brian Cashman said he wanted to add to the rotation this offseason, but he has instead spent much of his time re-signing pieces from 2018 and trying to deal others. Although the addition of James Paxton was a big one, the Yankees haven’t done much to the rotation...." January 09

  • Roster fallout goes beyond Miguel Andujar if Manny Machado signs with Yankees

    SNY TV "All along, attached speculation to the Yankees potential signing of Manny Machado has come with Miguel Andujar enduring the largest impact of the move - a trade out of New York. However, there is a distinct chance that the Yankees hold onto Andujar - at least in..." January 09

  • MLB Payroll Spending Declined by $18 Million in 2018; 1st Decrease Since 2010

    Bleacher Report "With close attention being paid to the number of free agents still unsigned, Major League Baseball teams did something last season that hasn't happened since 2010.  Per the Associated Press (h/t ESPN.com), the $4,227,041,948 combined payroll for all 30 teams in 2018..." January 09

  • Why 2021 is the next big MLB free-agent class

    CBS Sports "If general managers of baseball teams still used paper calendars and magic markers, they would have circled those calendars years ago, drooling with anticipation for this winter. Bryce Harper and Manny Machado are multi-tool superstars in their mid-20s, making them the kind..." January 09

  • Troy Tulowitzki Had This To Say About Yankees Pursuing Manny Machado

    NESN "Troy Tulowitzki doesn’t seem to mind the free agent New York Yankees fans seem to have their eyes on is Manny Machado. In fact, it seems like the recently-signed veteran is making a campaign to help the Bronx Bombers land the superstar free agent, according to ESPN’s Coley..." January 09

  • Yanks will regret it if they don't get Manny

    MLB.com "The idea that the Yankees ever needed a meet-and-greet with Manny Machado, just as a way of taking his measure, was such a funny notion from the start that I thought it should have come with its own laugh track. Anybody, and especially anybody from the American League East, who doesn't know..." January 08

  • CC Sabathia Cleared For Workouts ... After Dec. Heart Surgery

    TMZ "Great news for CC Sabathia ... the Yankees ace has been officially cleared to work out after undergoing heart surgery last month. ICYMI --the Cy Young winner needed an angioplasty to unblock an artery back in December after experiencing acid reflux, heartburn and other..." January 08

  • Manny Machado's wife could help steer superstar free agent to New York

    New York Daily News "The most important free-agent signing of the last offseason didn’t occur until Feb. 26, precisely a month before Opening Day, when J.D. Martinez signed a five-year, $110 million deal, including two opt-out clauses, with the Boston Red Sox. That worked out pretty well for..." January 07

  • Padres still interested in Yankees' Gray despite stalled talks

    The Score "As their reported pursuit of Cleveland Indians' ace Corey Kluber has not borne fruit, the San Diego Padres remain interested in acquiring New York Yankees right-handed pitcher Sonny Gray, sources told MLB Network's Jon Morosi. Still, Gray could remain in pinstripes longer than..." January 07

  • Yankees' Troy Tulowitzki says it would be 'awesome' to play with Manny Machado

    North Jersey "Troy Tulowitzki has been following along, wondering how the Manny Machado saga – as well as the Bryce Harper saga, and many other winter deals – will play out. “I’m always listing to what teams are doing because I do love the game,’’ Tulowitzki..." January 07

  • Report: Phillies and White Sox 'Most Aggressive' on Manny Machado as Yankees Play Coy

    12 Up "?The New York Yankees are either putting on a great poker face or just aren't as interested in free agent Manny Machado as many previously thought.  According to MLB insider Bob Nightengale, the Philadelphia Phillies and ?Chicago White Sox have been more..." January 07

  • Extending Aaron Hicks is a gamble the Yankees might have to take

    Pinstripe Alley "Since Aaron Hicks became the Yankees’ primary center fielder in 2017, he’s quietly been one of the best in the game. Outside of perennial world-beater Mike Trout, no American League center fielder put up more WAR than Aaron Hicks this year. Hicks is not as..." January 07

  • MLB Rumors: What’s holding up Yankees’ Sonny Gray trade?

    Newark Star-Ledger "What’s stopping the Yankees from trading starting pitcher Sonny Gray? Some of it has to do with starting pitcher CC Sabathia. And at least the Padres are still interested. From MLB.com’s Jon Morosi: January 07

  • Tulowitzki gets full no-trade protection with Yankees

    The Score "The New York Yankees signed shortstop Troy Tulowitzki on Tuesday to a one-year contract to fill the void left by injured infielder Didi Gregorius. If the team decides it wants to move Tulowitzki, though, it will apparently need his blessing. The 34-year-old will reportedly have full..." January 06

  • Yankees bringing back Zach Britton on three-year, $39 million deal

    ESPN "Reliever Zach Britton agreed to a three-year, $39 million deal to return to the New York Yankees on Saturday, league sources told ESPN, fortifying one of the game's best bullpens after it lost reliever David Robertson in free agency earlier in the..." January 06

  • Cubs reportedly wanted to add Troy Tulowitzki as starting shortstop

    NBC Sports Chicago "Who's going to be the Cubs' starting shortstop at the outset of the 2019 season? Well, it won't be Troy Tulowitzki. But according to a report, that's who the Cubs wanted it to be before he signed with the New York Yankees. According to SNY's Andy Martino, "the..." January 05

  • Yankees could sign both Zach Britton, Adam Ottavino

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Yankees, facing lingering questions about their rotation, may opt to load up their bullpen again. According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Yankees are in discussions with free agent relievers Zach Britton and Adam Ottavino, and have not ruled out the possibility of..." January 05

  • Yankees sign Billy Burns to minors deal

    Hardball Talk "It’s been a minute since Billy Burns was at the top of his game. The 2015 Rookie of the Year nominee hasn’t appeared in a major league game since the middle of the 2017 season, but a promising surge in Triple-A last year seems to have caught the eye of at least one major-league team..." January 05

  • Yankees Could Keep Sonny Gray Into The Season

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees began the offseason with GM Brian Cashman openly stating that the team was going to shop Sonny Gray in trade talks this winter.  As Cashman said to MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch (Twitter links) and other reporters today, plans haven’t exactly changed..." January 04

  • Brian Cashman: Yankees committed to playing Troy Tulowitzki at shortstop

    Larry Brown Sports "For whatever it’s worth, Brian Cashman says the New York Yankees are serious about Troy Tulowitzki as their shortstop. The Yankee general manager wouldn’t comment on the team’s pursuit of Manny Machado on Friday, but he did say that the team is serious about..." January 04

  • Zach Britton getting ‘a lot of interest’; Yankees still in play?

    NewJersey.com "As reliever David Robertson jettisons the Bronx for Philadelphia, a person with knowledge of reliever Zach Britton’s market told NJ Advance Media that things have been heating up, with the Yankees still in the mix, but that “nothing is close right now" with New..." January 03

  • Phillies To Sign David Robertson

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Phillies have agreed to a two-year, $23MM contract with free-agent reliever David Robertson, reports Mark Feinsand of MLB.com (via Twitter). The contract contains a $12MM club option for a third season, and Robertson has already passed his physical. He’ll earn $10MM in 2019,..." January 03

  • MLB Rumors: Yankees, Rangers, Braves talked Sonny Gray deal?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Not long ago, it would have seemed like a bag of baseballs might have been an overpay for underperforming Yankees starting pitcher Sonny Gray. But it sounds like the general manager Brian Cashman might get something useful for him — at least according to..." January 03

  • How a Troy Tulowitzki, Manny Machado infield would work

    New York Post "If Troy Tulowitzki performs in spring training the way he did during his workout at Long Beach State last month, he could be the Yankees’ starting shortstop to begin the 2019 season — even if they do end up signing Manny Machado. That’s what the Yankees told..." January 03

  • Report: Yankees Informed Manny Machado They Were Going to Sign Troy Tulowitzki Days Ago

    12 Up "While the Yankees wait on Manny Machado, they made a much smaller move on Tuesday night, signing Troy Tulowitzki to the veteran minimum.  Tulo, who is still being paid handsomely by the Toronto Blue Jays, is a valuable addition to a team in dire need of a shortstop for..." January 02

  • Yankees to sign Troy Tulowitzki, pending physical

    Pinstripe Alley "This is not the Yankees shortstop announcement that we’ve all been waiting for, but the Bombers have reportedly agreed to a deal with Troy Tulowitzki, pending a physical. The good news is that the Toronto Blue Jays are on the hook for the $20 million left on..." January 02

  • Manny Machado deletes his Yankees hint on social media

    Sportress of Blogitude "All signs are pointing to the New York Yankees being the perceived frontrunner in the Manny Machado sweepstakes, and the free agent slugger appeared to drop a hint that he may be indeed heading to the Bronx, only to later delete the apparent tip. Machado began following YES Network,..." January 01

  • Manny Machado drops possible Yankees hint on Instagram

    New York Post "Free-agent superstar Manny Machado told his suitors he would make his decision in the new year. But he might have hinted at which way he’s leaning Monday, when he started following the YES Network on Instagram. Less than two hours after the world first began to notice..." January 01

  • How the Yankees can solve the Jacoby Ellsbury problem

    Pinstripe Alley "It seemed like getting rid of Sonny Gray would be one of the Yankees’ first offseason moves, yet it looks like he’ll stick around into 2019. The Bombers also considered flipping Jacoby Ellsbury to the Mariners for Robinson Cano, but the former..." December 31