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  • Yankees are doing everything to hide their rotation plans

    New York Post "The Yankees left The Bronx without announcing a starter for Monday’s game in Tampa Bay as they wrestle with wanting to give their rotation extra rest going into the playoffs and keeping pressure on the A’s for the top wild-card spot. After Sunday’s 6-3 loss to..." September 24

  • MLB Rumors: Yankees Unlikely To Meet Zach Britton’s Contract Demands

    NESN "Zach Britton loves New York, but his time in the Big Apple ultimately might prove to be a fling. The New York Yankees are unlikely to offer the relief pitcher his desired contract terms, NJ Advance Media’s Brendan Kuty reported Monday morning, citing a source with..." September 24

  • How Yankees could shuffle after Didi Gregorius crusher

    New York Post "That was one costly clincher. It may wind up ending the Yankee shortstop’s season. Didi Gregorius suffered a small cartilage tear in his right wrist from his headfirst slide to lock up the Yankees’ playoff berth Saturday night, an MRI on Sunday revealed. One of the..." September 24

  • Aroldis Chapman takes big step forward — with one caveat

    New York Post "Aroldis Chapman’s second appearance after returning from left knee tendinitis went much better than his first, as he threw a perfect seventh inning, despite diminished velocity. “I felt good,’’ Chapman said through an interpreter. “The speed wasn’t..." September 23

  • Yankees’ Didi Gregorius may be out for season with wrist injury

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Yankees have had their share of injury problems this season, but a pretty significant one appears to have popped up at the worst possible time. According to manager Aaron Boone, shortstop Didi Gregorius may not return this season after tearing cartilage in his wrist on a..." September 23

  • Yankees secure spot in AL wild-card game with walk-off win

    USA Today "Aaron Boone ducked out of the Yankees clubhouse, where a wild, wild card-clinching celebration was still at its foamy, high-volume peak. Even through a champagne mist, the rookie manager could see the challenging October road ahead. “We have a long way to..." September 23

  • Aroldis Chapman takes big step forward — with one caveat

    New York Post "Aroldis Chapman’s second appearance after returning from left knee tendinitis went much better than his first, as he threw a perfect seventh inning, despite diminished velocity. “I felt good,’’ Chapman said through an interpreter. “The speed wasn’t..." September 23

  • This is why Stanton decided to come to the Yankees

    New York Post "These are the nights Giancarlo Stanton envisioned when he became a Yankee last December. Four tubs full of Chandon champagne inside the clubhouse. Corks strewn across the soaked plastic-lined floors. Goggles, hats and shirts to mark the achievement. After eight seasons in..." September 23

  • Yankees' Sabathia plans to return in 2019

    The Score "Hold off on those retirement tributes for CC Sabathia. Following his start on Friday night, the New York Yankees left-hander - who had mused about walking away from baseball at various points during this season - announced that he plans to return for a 19th campaign in..." September 22

  • The Yankees’ defense might cost them a deep playoff run

    Pinstripe Alley "One of the cruelest things about baseball is that it lets you dream. I dreamed of denying the Red Sox the pleasure of clinching the AL East at Yankee Stadium, and the Yankees did their darnedest to make that dream a reality, winning the first two games of the series. Game three began..." September 22

  • Yankees undecided on who will start wild-card game

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Yankees are nearly a lock to clinch a spot in the AL wild-card game, but they are not sure yet who will start in the game. Yankees GM Brian Cashman talked with reporters on Friday about who would start the wild-card game on Oct. 3. The team could line things up..." September 22

  • Ken Singleton explains why he decided to delay retirement and return to YES Network for the 2019 Yankees season

    New York Daily News "This one isn’t gone. Ken Singleton says there wasn’t a specific moment that made him realize he’s not ready to retire from calling baseball games just yet. The longtime Yankees broadcaster fully expected the 2018 season would be his last in the YES Network..." September 21

  • MLB Rumors: Surprise NL team stealing Manny Machado from Yankees, Phillies?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Get ready for a bidding war. When the offseason arrives, two free agents will dominate conversation around the sport: Bryce Harper and Manny Machado. Harper's powerful left-handed swing will likely attract record offers. Machado's versatile..." September 21

  • Masahiro Tanaka pitched himself out of wild-card conversation

    New York Post "Masahiro Tanaka made the decision for Aaron Boone. Boone and the Yankees do not want to admit it just yet, but there is no way they can have Tanaka start the wild-card game. The season is on the line that game and the fear is that Tanaka might come up with a clunker like..." September 21

  • Yankees set MLB record with most 10+ HR players in single season

    The Score "The newest iteration of the Bronx Bombers is now in the history books. During Thursday's game against the Boston Red Sox, the New York Yankees became the first team in Major League Baseball history to feature 12 players with at least 10 home runs. The feat was..." September 21

  • Aaron Boone makes an interesting admission about Yankees wild card choice

    SNY TV "Yankees officials have begun discussing in earnest who will start the wild card game next month, and Aaron Boone made an interesting admission on Wednesday: That a potential division series meeting with the Red Sox could factor into which starter the team chooses. This is a logical..." September 20

  • David Price’s Yankees nightmare is only getting worse

    New York Post "David Price entered Wednesday 5-0 with a 1.56 ERA in nine starts since the All-Star break, but his run of excellence came to a screeching halt against the Yankees — and not surprisingly, it happened in The Bronx. Yankee Stadium continued to be a nightmare for the left-hander,..." September 20

  • Yankees activate Aroldis Chapman

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday the New York Yankees got Aaron Judge back. Today they activated closer Aroldis Chapman. Chapman has been on the disabled list since August 22 with left knee tendinitis. Before going down the 30-year-old fireballer registered a 2.11 ERA and 31 saves with..." September 19

  • Aaron Judge returns to Yankees lineup vs. Red Sox

    USA Today "He's back. Having not hit since his wrist injury on July 26, Aaron Judge is back in the New York Yankees lineup as they get set to take on the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. He returns to the No. 2 spot in the order and will play right field. " September 18

  • Boone: Chapman to be activated during series with Red Sox

    The Score "New York Yankees left-hander Aroldis Chapman will be activated from the disabled list Wednesday or Thursday during his team's series against the Boston Red Sox, Yankees manager Aaron Boone announced, according to MLB.com's Mandy Bell. Chapman hasn't pitched since Aug. 21..." September 18

  • Justus Sheffield called up by New York Yankees, signs major league deal

    North Jersey "The Yankees have officially called up Justus Sheffield. The pitching prospect signed a major league deal and was placed on the active roster Tuesday. Domingo German was also recalled from Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.  " September 18

  • Aaron Judge, Aroldis Chapman take part in simulated game 'without issues'

    New York Daily News "Aaron Judge is one step closer to being ready to hit in a game — or make that 11 steps closer. The Yankees slugger took 11 at-bats against live pitching in a simulated game Monday, the Yankees announced, making the possibility he could be back in the lineup before the end of the..." September 18

  • Yankees could see Aaron Judge hitting against Red Sox: 'I would say it's a possibility'

    SNY TV "Yankees OF Aaron Judge made a cameo appearance in the outfield since coming off the 10-day DL, but he has yet to make one at home plate. However, manager Aaron Boone said that could change during their next series with the Red Sox.  Speaking before the series finale..." September 17

  • MLB Rumors: More dots connecting Diamondbacks' Patrick Corbin to Yankees this winter?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Help could be on the way--for 2019. As the Yankees debate which starter to throw in the American League Wild Card Game next month, no perfect option is present. Sure, Masahiro Tanaka has been excellent in the second half. But he can be around..." September 17

  • Yankees have a new front-runner for fourth starter in playoffs

    New York Post "If the Yankees get by the A’s in the AL wild-card game, they would need four starters against the Red Sox in the best-of-five ALDS. Unless an injury surfaces, J.A. Happ, Masahiro Tanaka and Luis Severino are locks to face the Red Sox, who open a three-game series at Yankee..." September 17

  • Aaron Judge to take batting practice, ‘getting real close’

    Larry Brown Sports "Aaron Judge is getting closer to being able to hit for the New York Yankees. Judge was activated from the DL on Friday despite not being able to hit for the team yet. The slugger will take batting practice on Sunday and is “getting real close,” according to Yankees manager..." September 16

  • Yankees promote Justus Sheffield and Domingo German

    SNY TV "The Yankees have promoted pitchers Justus Sheffield and Domingo German, reports Conor Foley of The Times-Tribune. Sheffield last pitched on Sept. 2, when he tossed 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief. The Yankees moved Sheffield to the bullpen at the tail end of..." September 15

  • An early look at J.A. Happ’s next contract

    Yardbarker "As you may or may not recall, we have been touting J.A. Happ for a fair portion of the present season, dating at least to our first ranking of the top summer trade candidates. The veteran southpaw has certainly exceeded even the most optimistic expectations since he ended up being traded. Now,..." September 15

  • Aaron Judge activated from DL by New York Yankees, but will be limited to start

    North Jersey "The Yankees will be activating Aaron Judge before Friday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays. However, Judge will be limited to only defense and base running. He will not be able to hit yet. Judge has not played since taking a pitch off of the wrist on July 26. He..." September 14

  • Aaron Boone Says Judge and Chapman Could Return for Red Sox Series

    12 Up "The New York Yankees have not had the services of All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman or slugger Aaron Judge for a while due to injuries.  The good news for Yankees fans is that both players could return in time for their series against the Boston Red Sox at the..." September 14

  • Giancarlo Stanton is risking the wrath once saved for A-Rod

    New York Post "Alex Rodriguez was pretty good in 2004, just not as great as his MVP season the year before. He hit 36 homers with an .888 OPS and finished 13th in AL MVP voting, yet he never sustained the brilliance that motivated the Yankees to acquire him with seven years years left on what at the..." September 14

  • MLB Must End Teams Purposely Keeping Out Baseball's Biggest Phenoms

    Bleacher Report "One of Major League Baseball's latest controversies calls to mind a bit from the 2009 Star Trek, in which Dr. McCoy offers words of wisdom to Mr. Spock. "You know, back home we have a saying: 'If you're gonna ride in the Kentucky Derby, you don't leave your..." September 14

  • How it’s gone wrong for Giancarlo Stanton when Yankees need him most

    New York Post "The Yankees are desperately looking for a hitting hero to carry them down the stretch. It’s gotten so bad that on Wednesday night at Target Field, they were desperately looking for one measly hit. Right-hander Jake Odorizzi did not give up a hit until one out in the..." September 13

  • Yankees' goal to stay under luxury tax looks to be coming to fruition

    SNY TV "On the field, the Yankees' goal this season was to make it further than their ALCS run in 2017. For the front office, though, they had set another expectation for themselves regarding the team's payroll. Staying under the luxury tax threshold of $197 million was the mission..." September 13

  • Aaron Boone hopeful Aroldis Chapman will be activated next week

    Newsday "The Yankees’ bullpen could be whole again soon. Aaron Boone said injured closer Aroldis Chapman threw a side session Wednesday in Tampa and could be activated “hopefully sometime next week.” “Everything went really well,” Boone said late..." September 13

  • Alex Rodriguez on the Hall of Fame: 'I want to get in, I hope I get in, I pray I get in'

    CBS Sports "Alex Rodriguez is not in the Baseball Hall of Fame. But that's not for a lack of desire to be there. The longtime New York Yankees star may have known in 2009, when he admitted to steroid use earlier in his MLB career, that he'd always be a question mark for Cooperstown. But..." September 12

  • Yankees fans frustrated with Sonny Gray quote after loss

    Larry Brown Sports "Sonny Gray has largely been a disappointment for the New York Yankees since he was acquired in a trade last season, and his latest poor outing contributed to the team falling even further behind in the AL East on Tuesday. Fans are not only growing frustrated with the way Gray has pitched, but..." September 12

  • Aaron Judge still progressing slowly, but no timetable for return

    Newsday "How much has Aaron Boone missed Aaron Judge? “I’ve told him, sometimes at night I’ll write his name in the lineup just when I’m screwing around for fun,” Boone said with a smile before Tuesday night’s game. The Yankees manager, day by day,..." September 12

  • Luis Severino has at least one problem ‘fixed’

    New York Post "Luis Severino said he and Gary Sanchez have ironed out the confusion they had with signs that affected them last week in Oakland, where the battery went dead. “We fixed all the problems we had,’’ Severino said after the Twins handed the Yankees a 10-5..." September 12

  • Which MLB contender has the best postseason starting rotation?

    USA Today "Here’s a thing I made for you to argue about online: Trying to predict the outcome of any short MLB postseason series is a fool’s errand. As noted frequently in this space around this time of year every year, it would take a best-of-269-game series to determine, with..." September 11

  • Why the Yankees, Red Sox are angry over Josh Donaldson trade

    Boston Herald "The Yankees and Red Sox never agree. That they are now likely speaks volumes to the topic at hand. The two bitter rivals recently “voiced displeasure” to MLB regarding the Indians recent trade with Toronto for star third baseman Josh Donaldson, according to The..." September 11

  • How Yankees are trying to keep Greg Bird ‘relevant’

    New York Post "Greg Bird resurfaced in the Yankees’ lineup Monday night against the Twins for two reasons. “I wanted to get him in there at some point, obviously Luke [Voit] has been so good for us and has earned the everyday at-bats,’’ manager Aaron Boone said of Bird, who..." September 11

  • Yankees hope Aaron Judge can take BP later this week

    SNY TV "The Yankees hope outfielder Aaron Judge can take batting practice toward the end of this week when the team returns home to Yankee Stadium, manager Aaron Boone said prior to Sunday's game. Judge has continued to hit in the batting cages and field fly balls in the..." September 10

  • Aaron Judge’s latest workout has everyone feeling confident

    New York Post "His fractured right wrist isn’t without pain, but that hasn’t stopped Aaron Judge from being excited about the progress he has made and or the fact that he will take batting practice on the field for the first time this week. “It feels good and getting closer every..." September 10

  • MLB Rumors: More chatter around Yankees' pursuit of Marlins' J.T. Realmuto?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Yankees still have a ton to play for in 2018, but it's never too early to envisioning how the 2019 team could look. While this season has been undoubtedly successful, questions continue to loom over the true star power of Gary Sanchez behind the plate..." September 10

  • MLB, MLBPA announce Japan All-Star Series participants

    Hardball Talk "For over 100 years, off and on — more off than on, actually — major leaguers have traveled to Japan for all-star barnstorming series of one form or another. The tradition will continue this November and this morning MLB and the MLBPA announced many of the participants in the series,..." September 10

  • Yankees shake up rotation and temporarily add Sonny Gray

    New York Post "Aaron Boone said dropping Sonny Gray into the rotation Tuesday night against the Twins in Minneapolis is being done to give the other starters extra rest with the hope they are strong for October. It also puts Luis Severino in position to make two starts against the AL East-leading..." September 10

  • Yankees remain confident in G. Sanchez despite disappointing season

    Yardbarker "This season hasn’t gone according to plan for Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez, leading Joel Sherman of the New York Post to wonder if the club could target Miami’s J.T. Realmuto or another starting-caliber backstop during the winter. It doesn’t seem that’s going..." September 09

  • Aaron Judge gets closer to a return

    Yardbarker "The Yankees have gone without their best player, injured right fielder Aaron Judge, since July 26, but it appears he’s getting closer to a return as the playoffs draw nearer. Judge participated in on-field drills Friday for the first time since he suffered a chip fracture in his..." September 08

  • New York Yankees activate Didi Gregorius from the DL

    North Jersey "The New York Yankees have their shortstop back. The team announced Friday afternoon that Didi Gregorius (left heel contusion) has been activated from the 10-day disabled list. The Yankees open a three-game series in Seattle Friday night (10 p.m.) against the..." September 07