Yankees Rumors & News

  • David Robertson returning as New York Yankees closer

    Fansided "The New York Yankees were in a bit of unfamiliar territory when the season began as for the the first time in nearly two decades, they were without Mariano Rivera at the back end of their bullpen. That lead to a handful of potential suitors vying for the closing duties, but it was a job that..." April 19

  • Cesar Cabral designated for assignment by Yankees after rough night on the mound

    Hardball Talk "Yankees left-hander Cesar Cabral had an eventful Friday night. And not in a good way. Cabral faced six batters in the bottom of the eighth inning against the Rays last night and failed to retire any of them. After replacing Adam Warren, he gave up a single to Ben Zobrist before throwing a wild..." April 19

  • Rays break out of doldrums with 11-5 win over Yanks

    Tampa Tribune "Work the process, work the process, work the process. If there was one thing Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon said this week – and he said it often – was his team needed to work the process. Have good at-bats. Continue to put the ball in play. “It will comeback to us,” Maddon said..." April 19

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    Erik Boland @eboland11

    Teixeira said he "couldn't be happier" with how everything feels. Still expects to be back Sunday, first day he's eligible to come off DL

  • Carlos Beltran sore, unsure if he'll play Friday after scary fall

    Newark Star-Ledger "Carlos Beltran's going to sleep on it. That is, if he can actually sleep. Beltran said he'll see how he feels Friday morning before telling manager Joe Girardi whether he can play after his scary tumble over a Tropicana Field wall in the Yankees' 10-2 win over the Rays Thursday..." April 18

  • Sabathia, Yankees batter rival Rays at the Trop

    New York Post "Everything was aligned Thursday night for the Yankees to deal with cold sweats and nightmares. CC Sabathia against the Rays was a matchup that didn’t favor the Yankees, and it was awful with the ace working at Tropicana Field. With David Price on the mound for the hosts, runs figured to be..." April 18

  • What version of Mark Teixeira can the Yankees tolerate?

    New York Post "Mark Teixeira can return to the Yankees as early as Sunday, but return as what? He has fallen – physically and statistically – but to where? The offensive identity of Teixeira lingers as a key question to this season. With recent imports such as Carlos Beltran, Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann and..." April 17

  • 2d
    George A. King III @GeorgeAKingIII

    Mark Teixeira played 3 innings in extended spring. No trouble. Says: "I'll be ready to play Sunday and disappointed if I don't." #Yankees

  • Red Sox, Yanks, Mets, Royals, Rox, Indians, others scout Hanrahan

    CBSSports.com "If you assume teams might be interested in a hard-throwing back-end bullpen piece who's now available, you'd be right. Close to 20 teams showed up to watch veteran closer Joel Hanrahan throw in a showcase at the University of Tampa on Thursday, and judging by the early reviews, don't be..." April 17

  • Jeter taking extra days off in stride

    New York Post "Derek Jeter still is trying to get accustomed to the Yankees treating him cautiously, as they did by sitting him out Saturday and Sunday with a tight right quadriceps. Jeter returned Wednesday night for the second game of a doubleheader against the Cubs and went 1-for-5, playing all nine..." April 17

  • Yankees win nightcap, 2-0, sweep Cubs

    Newark Star-Ledger "Righthander Michael Pineda started the game with clean hands and the Yankees ended it with a clean sweep of a day-night doubleheader against the Cubs. Pineda, who appeared to have pine tar on his left hand and wrist during his last start against Boston, pitched six scoreless innings as the..." April 17

  • Masahiro Tanaka dominates Cubs with 10 Ks in Yankees win

    New York Post "Masahiro Tanaka was able to put his early-inning trouble behind him in a dominant outing against the Cubs in a 3-0 win on Wednesday in the first game of a split doubleheader in The Bronx. The right-hander overmatched Chicago’s feeble lineup, allowing just a bunt single to Junior Lake in the..." April 17

  • Yankees-Cubs rained out; doubleheader Wednesday

    New York Post "The Yankees-Cubs game scheduled for Tuesday night has been postponed and will be made up Wednesday at 1:05 p.m. as part of a day-night doubleheader in The Bronx. Masahiro Tanaka had been scheduled to make his second Yankee Stadium start Tuesday. He will start Game 1 of thw twinbill and Michael..." April 16

  • 4d
    Jack Curry @JackCurryYES

    Yankees recall C John Ryan Murphy and INF Scott Sizemore to fill 2 roster spots. Cervelli to 60-day DL. Greene was already sent to AAA.

  • 4d
    Daniel Barbarisi @DanBarbarisi

    Baseball source says JR Murphy will be called up Tuesday to take Francisco Cervelli's spot as backup catcher.

  • “No way” Yankees sign Stephen Drew or Kendrys Morales

    Hardball Talk "Agent Scott Boras is raising stink over anonymous executives making comments about his unsigned clients Stephen Drew and Kendrys Morales, claiming they were “damaged” by the comments and “it’s a clear violation of the CBA.” Meanwhile, the Yankees have been wrecked by injuries and could clearly..." April 14

  • Yanks overcome injuries for wild win over Bosox

    New York Post "By the fifth inning Joe Girardi was out of position players, Francisco Cervelli, who started at first base, was limping toward the disabled list with a right hamstring injury and Carlos Beltran was playing first base for the initial time as a big leaguer and praying the ball didn’t get hit to..." April 14

  • Crowd expected for Hanrahan showcase; Yanks, Mets, Red Sox?

    CBSSports.com "Former All-Star reliever Joel Hanrahan, attemtping a return from Tommy John surgery, should expect a big crowd of scouts when he throws for teams Thursday in Tampa. The Mets, Yankees, Royals, Athletics, Red Sox and Dodgers are among a decent-sized group of teams that has lost their closer or..." April 13

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    Andrew Marchand @AndrewMarchand

    No Jeter in lineup. Stay tuned.

  • Yankees take down Red Sox

    New York Post "Before a pitch had been thrown in Saturday’s game, Joe Girardi had disappointed many fans by deciding not to start Derek Jeter. It is part of the ticket-buying Russian roulette of this season for Yankees fans. Many are purchasing in advance in hopes of seeing the great shortstop play one last..." April 13

  • MLB admits they messed up on replay in Red Sox-Yankees game

    Hardball Talk "In the bottom of the eighth inning this afternoon at Yankee Stadium, Yankees infielder Dean Anna doubled down the right field line off Red Sox reliever Burke Badenhop. Red Sox manager John Farrell quickly came out to challenge the safe call at second base, but the initial call was confirmed after..." April 13

  • 7d
    Andrew Marchand @AndrewMarchand

    Teixeira said he expects to come off DL next Sunday in Tampa

  • Joe Girardi on giving Derek Jeter the day off: “I wasn’t hired to put on a farewell tour”

    Hardball Talk "Derek Jeter was given the day off today after playing the series opener against the Red Sox last night at Yankee Stadium. While Yankees manager Joe Girardi understands that fans came to the ballpark expecting Jeter to be in the lineup and are likely disappointed to see him on the bench, he told..." April 12

  • Sizemore, Gomes HRs lead Red Sox over Yankees 4-2

    Boston Globe "Grady Sizemore’s big hit against an old friend ensured Jon Lester finally had something to show for an impressive effort. Sizemore hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning off CC Sabathia and the Boston Red Sox gave Lester enough run support for his first win of the year, 4-2 over the New York..." April 12

  • Substance seen on Pineda’s hand as he hurls Yanks past Red Sox

    New York Post "Accused of doctoring the baseball by Red Sox announcers, Michael Pineda said the substance on his right hand/wrist area caught on camera was nothing more than dirt. When asked about the possibility Pineda had applied illegal pine tar to the pitching hand in Thursday’s 4-1 Yankees victory at the..." April 11

  • Orioles beat Yankees with 9th inning scores

    CSN Baltimore "Adam Jones quickly ceded his temporary place as the center of Yankee Stadium attention. By the time he came to the plate in the first inning, there were a number of boos directed at him because of his comments on fans rushing the field, but almost all eyes were on Masahiro Tanaka. Tanaka’s..." April 10

  • Teixeira shouldn’t be in middle of Yankees order anymore

    New York Post "Mark Teixeira just might be the latest Wally Pipp. No, Kelly Johnson is not about to become the Yankees’ regular first baseman and there is not a Lou Gehrig type waiting in reserve. Teixeira will start when he returns from his hamstring injury. But he might just be Pipp-ed out of his familiar..." April 09

  • Orioles break through with 20 hits in 14-5 win over the Yankees

    Baltimore Sun "Inside the visiting clubhouse at Yankee Stadium, there might have been some relief that the Orioles' vaunted offense finally put together a game to be proud of in their 14-5 drubbing of the Yankees on Tuesday afternoon, but the Orioles didn't put any greater value on this much-needed victory than..." April 09

  • Mariano Rivera’s replacement’s replacement? Joe Girardi has no idea

    Hardball Talk "David Robertson was the easy choice to replace Mariano Rivera as the Yankees’ closer, but now that Robertson is out with a groin injury manager Joe Girardi isn’t sure who’ll be taking over ninth-inning duties. Asked this morning who’ll serve as the Yankees’ closer, Girardi told Danny Knobler of..." April 08

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    wallace matthews @ESPNNYYankees

    Teixeira also has Grade 1 strain. "Hopefully it won't be long "

  • ‘Sharp’ or not, Kuroda delivers in opener

    New York Post "Yankees starter and winning pitcher Hiroki Kuroda and his catcher, Brian McCann, were on the same page Monday in the home opener. Pretty much, anyway. “I didn’t feel particularly sharp today,” Kuroda said. “I thought he was sharp,” McCann said. “With the help of the catcher and the..." April 08

  • 12d
    Bryan Hoch @BryanHoch

    Eduardo Nunez has been traded to the Twins for LHP Miguel Sulbaran.

  • 12d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Girardi says closer David Robertson going on DL with strained groin. #Yankees

  • Jeter climbs to 8th place on all-time hit list

    ESPN New York "New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter gained sole possession of eighth place on baseball's all-time hit list with two hits in the first four innings Sunday against the Blue Jays, giving him 3,320 career hits and moving him one ahead of Hall of Famer Paul Molitor. Jeter tied Molitor in the..." April 07

  • Yankees, Sabathia beat Jays 6-4

    New York Post "When you reside in the AL East, splitting six games to start the season on the road and losing your starting first baseman to the disabled list isn’t something to get stoked about. Yet, when the Yankees’ six-game trip — which started with two defeats — is analyzed deeper than just the math, it..." April 07

  • Yankees' Alfonso Soriano hitless in first 16 at-bats to begin season

    Newark Star-Ledger "Alfonso Soriano went 0-for-4 in the Yankees’ 4-0 loss to the Blue Jays Saturday to extend his hitless streak to 16 plate appearances to begin the season, the longest current stretch in the major leagues. Soriano, 38, is just one of two major-league starting position players not to reach base..." April 06

  • Hamstring sends Yanks 1B Teixeira to DL

    New York Post "Mark Teixeira’s barking right hamstring won’t undergo tests until Monday, but the Yankees put the switch-hitting first baseman on the 15-day disabled list Saturday. “Unfortunately, it’s very frustrating. Hopefully it’s only 15 days and I am back soon,’’ said Teixeira, who left Friday night’s..." April 06

  • Dickey tosses gem as Blue Jays shut out Yankees

    Toronto Sun "The Toronto Blue Jays rode a gem thrown by starting pitcher R.A. Dickey to a 4-0 victory over the New York Yankees on Saturday afternoon at the Rogers Centre. The knuckleballer went 6 2/3 innings, giving up five hits and one walk while striking out six for his first win of the season. The..." April 06

  • 14d
    Bryan Hoch @BryanHoch

    Teixeira said he is "not super optimistic" about his hamstring, but hopes it feels better tomorrow. MRI on Monday in NYC.

  • Tanaka guides Yankees to win over Blue Jays

    New York Post "Masahiro Tanaka was a hit after the nerves stopped jangling throughout his body. Jacoby Ellsbury displayed the type of talent the Yankees believed was worth a very high price tag. And Yangervis Solarte continued to make the Yankees look good for keeping him over Eduardo Nunez. Yet, the Yankees’..." April 05

  • Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka set to make his Major League debut against Blue Jays in Toronto

    New York Daily News "All spring, Masahiro Tanaka said he wouldn’t get excited for his first start until it was time for him to take the mound. That time has finally come. The Yankees’ $155 million man will make his major-league debut Friday night against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre, trying to lift the Bombers’..." April 04

  • First Yankees victory a big relief

    New York Post "We talk about how long the season is. We mention great years that began brutally. We offer perspective that every team will endure a three-game losing streak, but that in June or July it blends into the relentless schedule. But, come on, all the logic in the world cannot erase just how..." April 04

  • In reality, Kuroda is Yankees’ top arm in the rotation

    New York Post "OK, so there is a dirty little secret lurking around the Yankees. CC Sabathia pitched the opener, as he has done on every Opening Day since 2009. Ceremonially, that makes him the ace of this staff. Nominally, too. If this were hockey, they might even slap an “A” on his chest to make it all..." April 03

  • Astros shower Jeter with applause, gifts

    MLB.com "Andy Pettitte described Derek Jeter's pregame routine as "crazy, crazy, crazy," and offered this theory as his longtime and soon-to-be-retired teammate prepares to make his way through the Major Leagues as the man of the hour: "I'm sure it's going to be kind of torture for him," Pettitte..." April 03

  • Yankees' Ichiro Suzuki: Backup role like 'nothing I've ever experienced'

    Newark Star-Ledger "The future Hall of Fame outfielder says sees it and feels it. He sees it when he's in a pre-game hitting group with backups. He feels it when he's walking to the trainers' room after the first inning. But Ichiro Suzuki said he doesn't know how to explain the uncertainty covering him like..." April 03

  • Astros get best of Yankees, improve to 2-0

    Houston Chronicle "The Astros’ war cry this winter was a promise the bullpen would be better. If nothing else, they would fix the worst relief corps around. Wednesday night’s 3-1 win over the Yankees was the first full-length test. Four relievers — Jerome Williams, Kevin Chapman, Matt Albers and Josh Fields —..." April 03

  • Yankees new stars don’t add much to opening dud

    New York Post "If the high-priced trio of Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran is going to fix the Yankees offense, it’s going to take more than one game. The offseason free-agent acquisitions managed just a pair of hits in the Yankees’ 6-2 loss to the Astros in the season-opener, but did play a..." April 02

  • Astros upset Yankees in season opener

    Houston Chronicle "The words “shock the world” came up Tuesday among the Astros, hours before first pitch. The first two innings of the 2014 season fit the bill. A 6-2 win over the Yankees on opening day at Minute Maid Park was baseball’s version of role reversal. Sloppy fielding early made the Yankees look like..." April 02

  • Yankees designate Eduardo Nunez for assignment

    Hardball Talk "Eduardo Nunez, who not so long ago was viewed by many people as the Yankees’ heir apparent to Derek Jeter, has been designated for assignment. Nunez was never actually a very good bet to become the Yankees’ long-term solution at shortstop, which some jerks liked to point out on the internet in..." April 01

  • Betting 101: How to safely bet early-season MLB action

    Covers.com "Baseball is here, firing the starting gun on what is a marathon for bettors that stretches the spring, summer and fall. The MLB season is filled with peaks and valleys, however, if those valleys come too soon into the schedule, you won’t even have a shot at hitting those peaks. Navigating the..." April 01