Yankees Rumors & News

  • Blue Jays’ Shapiro expects MLB discipline after brawl with Yankees

    Sportsnet "Mark Shapiro is expecting Major League Baseball to hand down some punishments as the repercussions from Monday night’s brawl with the New York Yankees continue to hit the Toronto Blue Jays. The club’s president and CEO, speaking on a conference call to discuss renovation for the team’s spring..." September 27

  • David Ortiz explains why he was 'born to play against the Yankees'

    Fox Sports "Barring a next-to-impossible wild-card scenario for the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz will play at Yankee Stadium for the last time in a three-game set beginning on Tuesday. The 40-year-old is having an absolutely incredible final season and he's collected some nice..." September 27

  • Why some agents have serious concerns about MLB's next CBA

    Fox Sports "Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said last week that he was optimistic a new collective-bargaining agreement could be reached in "relatively short order." While most in the sport would celebrate a resolution prior to the current CBA's Dec. 1 expiration, some player agents fear that the new..." September 27

  • Retiring Teixeira not shy about bat flip and yelling 'blown save' after HR vs. Jays

    CBS Sports "Thanks to a five-run ninth inning, the Yankees beat the Blue Jays on Monday night, 7-5. There were fireworks on several occasions. Early on, they came in the form of two different benches-clearing brushes between the teams thanks to exchanging some pitchers thrown at batters (seriously, guys,..." September 27

  • Yankees rally past Blue Jays with five-run ninth

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- After two bench-clearing incidents early in the game, the New York Yankees found out how to win at Rogers Centre on Monday. Home runs Mark Teixeira and Aaron Hicks sparked a five-run ninth inning, and the Yankees held on to earn a wild 7-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays, who..." September 26

  • Carrera helps Blue Jays rally past Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- On a team that is laden with home run hitters, Toronto Blue Jays reserve outfielder Ezequiel Carrera is known more for his tendency to put down a bunt. He leads the team with six sacrifice bunts and for most for most of them, he was acting on his own. It was his own idea on..." September 25

  • Bautista's homer helps Blue Jays blank Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Jose Bautista has struggled at times this season with nagging injuries. He has been on the disabled list twice and his production is not what it has been. The one thing he has not lost is his flair for the dramatic. Bautista cranked a fastball from New York Yankees reliever..." September 24

  • Could the Yankees get Starlin Castro back for Blue Jays series?

    New York Daily News "Starlin Castro’s strained right hamstring seemed nearly certain to keep him out for the remainder of the regular season, but the second baseman hopes to be back on the field before the end of this weekend’s four-game set in Toronto. “I’ve been feeling pretty good,” Castro said Thursday night...." September 23

  • Liriano hitting best stride as Jays top Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Francisco Liriano struggled with the Pittsburgh Pirates, but since being traded to the Toronto Blue Jays on Aug. 1, things are looking up for the left-hander. "It's not how you start, it's how you finish," Liriano said. "So things have been working pretty well for me."..." September 23

  • Rays shut out Yankees to prevent sweep

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The last-place Tampa Bay Rays avoided a sweep Thursday with a 2-0 win over the New York Yankees, who are trying to keep their postseason hopes alive in a wild-card logjam. Rays rookie Blake Snell (6-8) threw five shutout innings, and former Yankees pitcher Chase..." September 22

  • Yankees announce Masahiro Tanaka will not make his next scheduled start

    New York Daily News "And now the Yankees have a case of the Mets. The Yankees announced Masahiro Tanaka will not make his next scheduled start Monday after an MRI revealed a slight strain in flexor mass. Manager Joe Girardi stressed that Tanaka's issue is not near the elbow ligament. He will not pick up a ball..." September 22

  • Gary Sanchez's MLB Superstar Breakout Just the Start of an All-Star Future

    Bleacher Report "There's a New York Yankees coach named Tony Pena. He was an All-Star catcher when he played in the major leagues, the only All-Star catcher ever born in the Dominican Republic. When you ask him why there's only been one, he first says, "Don't ask me that question." Then he points across the..." September 22

  • Phil Coke: Dealt to Pirates

    CBS Sports "Coke was traded to the Pirates on Thursday in exchange for cash considerations. Coke has appeared in three games for the Yankees on the year but has spent the bulk of the season at Triple-A, where he holds a 3.04 ERA and 1.29 ERA across 74 innings. The plan is for Coke to join the Pirates in..." September 22

  • Sanchez belts two homers to lead Yanks past Rays

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi played with and worked with many current and future Hall of Famers, but the stretch rookie catcher Gary Sanchez is producing is something else. "It's hard to believe what this young man has done in a short period up here," Girardi..." September 21

  • Yankees’ 2017 rotation upgrade: kids, or star they trade kids for

    New York Post "The four-game sweep the Yankees endured last weekend at Fenway Park had overtones of when Boston historically rallied from an 0-3 deficit to win the 2004 AL pennant. Once the Yankees blew the very winnable first game in that quartet – Game 4 in 2004, Thursday night this time – the snowball..." September 21

  • Sanchez continues power surge as Yankees top Rays

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The success story of Yankees rookie Gary Sanchez added another chapter Tuesday night as the catcher hit a three-run homer in the seventh, helping rally New York to a 5-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. "He's meant a lot since he's been up here,..." September 20

  • Is Yankees phenom Gary Sanchez the real deal -- or the next Kevin Maas?

    ESPN "Gary Sanchez did it again Sunday, blasting his 16th home run, which flew out of Fenway so quickly you would have missed it if you blinked or checked your Instagram feed for funny pictures of dogs. The batting line for the New York Yankees' rookie catcher in 41 games and 178 plate appearances..." September 20

  • Ramirez blasts two homers as Red Sox sweep Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- It's hard not to make comparisons between Hanley Ramirez and the great Manny Ramirez given the way the former has been swinging the bat. Hanley, once projected to be the Red Sox's next great hitter when he was signed as an amateur free agent in 2000, never got his chance to prove..." September 19

  • Teixeira rips PED cheaters, says he almost joined Red Sox

    Fox Sports "He is not as famous as David Ortiz, not as notorious as Alex Rodriguez. Mark Teixeira, too, is retiring, but the Yankees first baseman will be remembered for his career-long excellence on the field and very little off of it. Teixeira, 36, spent 14 years in the majors, making three All-Star..." September 19

  • Starlin Castro Strains Hamstring, Could Miss Rest Of Season

    MLB Trade Rumors "Yankees infielder Starlin Castro suffered a Grade 1 hamstring strain while running the bases Saturday and could miss the rest of the season, as MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch notes. Grade 1 strains are the least severe type of strain, but could require a two-week recovery time. The Yankees are likely to use..." September 19

  • Yankees listed as 'likely suitor' for Mets' Yoenis Cespedes

    Newark Star-Ledger "It's never too early to look ahead to the hot stove. As the Mets attempt to secure a wild card berth and Yankees try to stay alive in the American League, it's easy to live in the moment around the local baseball teams. But whenever baseball does end in New York this fall, a huge decision..." September 18

  • Seven MLB managers who could be fired after the season

    Sporting News "The regular season is winding down, and you know at least a couple of MLB managers are wondering whether they’re wearing their current uniform for the final few times down the stretch. At one point this season, Yankees manager Joe Girardi might have wondered about his job security. But after..." September 18

  • David Ortiz to be honored by Yankees on Sept. 29 in Red Sox slugger’s final Stadium appearance

    New York Daily News "David Ortiz has a pretty good idea how the ceremony honoring him at the Stadium Sept. 29 is going to go: “I am definitely getting booed,” Ortiz said, laughing. “I am ready for that. When I get booed at Yankee Stadium, it’s not like it’s new to me. It’s like people are cheering for me, I’m so..." September 18

  • Yankees’ Jacoby Ellsbury exits with right knee injury

    Today's Knuckleball "Innings after New York Yankees’ second baseman Starlin Castro exited Saturday’s game with an apparent leg injury, the team watched another player depart prematurely. In the bottom half of the seventh inning, center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury suffered a right knee injury after sliding into the wall..." September 17

  • Red Sox rally for third straight over Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox just keep pulling out those games that can make a team think seriously about October. On Saturday, for the third time in a week, the Red Sox came from behind, this time wiping out a 5-2 deficit and pulling out a 6-5 win over the New York Yankees. "I..." September 17

  • David Ortiz bracing for boos at farewell, still appreciates Yankees fans

    ESPN "Like every other team the Red Sox have played this season, the Yankees will recognize David Ortiz before his final regular-season game against them. Surely, though, the ceremony in the Bronx on Sept. 29 will be different from all the others. "I am definitely getting booed. I am ready for..." September 17

  • Ramirez's homer caps Red Sox's rally vs. Yanks

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Hanley Ramirez knew the ball was gone, knew the Boston Red Sox had just won a very important baseball game. "It was one of those moments. You gotta enjoy it and let everything go," Ramirez said after his two-out, three-run homer capped a five-run, ninth-inning rally and gave the..." September 16

  • Billy Butler gets into swing of things in first game with Yankees

    New York Daily News "Billy Butler’s first day with the Yankees was nearly perfect. Right up until he watched his new teammates blow a game they appeared to have well in hand. Butler drove in two runs in the Yankees’ 7-5 loss, hitting a sacrifice fly in the first inning and an RBI single in the third. He finished..." September 16

  • Why Joe Girardi pulled Masahiro Tanaka after just 93 pitches

    New York Post "Masahiro Tanaka didn’t record a strikeout and still managed to pitch seven good innings for the Yankees, but it wasn’t enough Thursday night in a crushing 7-5 defeat to the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Manager Joe Girardi opted to remove Tanaka after 93 pitches and neither the manager nor Tanaka..." September 16

  • Heyman: Top 30 free agents and early contract guesses

    Today's Knuckleball "Edwin Encarnacion rolled the dice, declining to counter the Toronto Blue Jays’ mild overtures in spring, and he’s hit a grand slam. Encarnacion moves way up the free-agent list (he’s No. 2 on our list, and actually No. 1 among players who are unfettered free agents: technically, Yoenis Cespedes..." September 15

  • CC Sabathia says it’s ‘tough’ for black MLB players to take a stand

    New York Daily News "On Tuesday, Orioles outfielder Adam Jones told USA Today that he believed the silence among African-American baseball players was due to the fact that "baseball is a white man's sport." A day later Yankees' CC Sabathia couldn't disagree with the sentiment. "It's tough for us, yeah," Sabathia..." September 15

  • Yankees sign controversial Billy Butler to boost bench

    New York Post "With their lineup looking a little lean, the Yankees have ordered baseball’s Country Breakfast. Billy “Country Breakfast” Butler, recently released by the Athletics following a terrible season and controversial incident, has signed with the Yankees, an industry source confirmed. The..." September 15

  • Kershaw, Turner lift Dodgers over Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Things could not have worked out any better for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw on Wednesday, despite having to deal with two rain delays. Things also developed well for Justin Turner in the ninth inning. Kershaw retired the first 12 hitters and pitched five..." September 14

  • With Judge Possibly Out For The Season, Yankees Call Up Williams

    CBS New York "One of the baby Bombers may not be back for quite some time. According to WFAN’s Sweeny Murti, Aaron Judge is likely out for the rest of the season after suffering an oblique strain during the Yankees’ 3-0 win over the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night. The 24-year-old rookie..." September 14

  • MLB releases 2017 schedule

    MLB.com "After a fourth installment of the World Baseball Classic in March, the 2017 Major League Baseball regular season will arrive with three games on the first Sunday (April 2), 13 more Opening Day games on that Monday, and a calendar that includes the debut of a brand-new ballpark in Atlanta and the..." September 14

  • Ellsbury, Gregorius power Yankees past Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Jacoby Ellsbury and Didi Gregorius began Tuesday getting rest but were available if needed. Eventually their bats were required, and their left-handed swings kept the New York Yankees very much alive in their playoff chase. Ellsbury and Gregorius homered on consecutive..." September 13

  • MLB's most disappointing players of 2016

    Fox Sports "Between hefty free-agent contracts and big trades made this past offseason, a number of players went into the 2016 season with huge expectations. And of course, not everyone lived up to those expecations. In fact, some players fell flat on their faces in the first year with their new teams...." September 13

  • Gary Sanchez should get AL Rookie of the Year consideration, Joe Girardi says

    New York Daily News "Gary Sanchez only has 132 major-league at-bats, but Joe Girardi believes he “should be considered” for AL Rookie of the Year. The rookie catcher’s batting average is down to .333 after going 0-for-3 in Monday’s 8-2 loss to the Dodgers, but he has 13 homers and 24 RBI in 35 games. Could he..." September 13

  • Website planning 'Moon Big Papi' tribute at Yankee Stadium

    Sporting News "David Ortiz is a star, but some Yankees fans plan to bring him back to Earth by giving him the moon. That’s the goal of MoonBigPapi.com, a website created with the end game of having 10,000 Yankees fans banding (and bending) together to give Ortiz a 20,000-cheek salute during his final game at..." September 13

  • De Leon, Dodgers dump Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Los Angeles Dodgers rookie right-hander Jose De Leon admitted to some nervousness going into his first start at Yankee Stadium, especially since he grew up rooting for the Boston Red Sox in Puerto Rico. Seeing 1,300 fans clad in Dodgers blue in the left field corner helped put..." September 12

  • Rays end Yankees' win streak

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- There have been few moments for the Tampa Bay Rays to feel good about during a disappointing season. Seeing Chase Whitley complete a 16-month comeback from "Tommy John" surgery by getting to the mound and face live hitters can be considered a significant highlight. Whitley..." September 11

  • Red-hot Yankees, Teixeira slam Rays

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- On Wednesday, Dellin Betances wobbled significantly in the ninth inning, loading the bases and turning a three-run lead into a one-run lead. When manager Joe Girardi made the slow walk to the mound to get a replacement, Betances waved off his boss. It didn't work...." September 10

  • Tanaka pitches hot Yankees to win over Rays

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees have been feeling good for most of the last month. Their confidence seems to increase each time Masahiro Tanaka takes the mound and when rookie Gary Sanchez swings. Tanaka delivered another outstanding start by striking out 10 in 7 1/3 innings while..." September 10

  • Yankees recall Richard Bleier to join bullpen

    Today's Knuckleball "Friday afternoon, the New York Yankees announced that they recalled left-handed reliever Richard Bleier to add bullpen depth with expanded rosters. Earlier this season, Bleier got an extended look out of the Yankees bullpen in his first stint in the major leagues from May through August. In 13.1..." September 09

  • Yankees affiliate could change name to Pizza Rats

    CBS Sports "The Staten Island Yankees of the New York-Penn League, a short season Single-A affiliate of the major league team by the same name, is currently in the process of rebranding. They announced their forthcoming name change back in June." September 09

  • Austin's walk-off blast lifts Yankees over Rays

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Homering in his first career at-bat was meaningful enough for Tyler Austin. Nearly a month later, he was getting mobbed at the plate for hitting an even more significant home run. Austin homered with two outs of the bottom ninth inning, lifting the New York Yankees to a 5-4..." September 08

  • Josh Beckett: Red Sox made up injury to keep Aaron Cook from going to Yankees

    Larry Brown Sports "Like many stars before him, Josh Beckett’s time with the Boston Red Sox came to an ugly end. The former starting pitcher was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers during the 2012 season amid questions about his work ethic and attitude, many of which stemmed from the time Beckett was spotted golfing a..." September 08

  • Gardner's grab saves Yanks' win over Jays

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The distance between 29-year-old Justin Smoak's hometown of Goose Creek, S.C., and 33-year-old Brett Gardner's native Holly Hill, S.C., is 38 miles. If the two should ever run into each other during the offseason, Smoak might ask Gardner: "How did you make such a great catch to..." September 07

  • Yankees place Chad Green on 15-day disabled list

    Today's Knuckleball "According to an official statement released by the club on Wednesday morning, the New York Yankees have placed right-handed pitcher Chad Green on the team’s 15-day disabled list. The up-and-comer has been forced to the sideline with what is being referred to only as a right forearm tendon..." September 07

  • Gary Sanchez owes August for the ages to hard work, maturity -- and his daughter Sarah

    ESPN "Gary Sanchez threw a tantrum. It was typical kid stuff as he pouted and refused to do his chores. Five years ago, Sanchez declined to warm up a reliever after not starting a second straight minor league game in favor of a fellow catching prospect John Ryan Murphy. The New York Yankees sent the..." September 06

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