Yankees Rumors & News

  • Porcello living up to expensive billing, Red Sox win

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Rick Porcello is already paid like an ace. Lately, he's been pitching like one too. Porcello signed a four-year, $82.5 million extension last April before even throwing a single pitch as a member of the Boston Red Sox, but struggled to the tune of a 9-15 season and tied career lows..." May 01

  • Alex Rodriguez gives home run bat to young fan at Fenway Park

    ESPN "Alex Rodriguez might have made a new friend in Fenway Park -- of all places -- when he gave his bat to a young fan after hitting a home run. The fan, 8-year-old David Moss, is an Arizona native who attended Friday night's game with his mother and sister and was welcomed at Fenway by multiple..." April 30

  • MLB players could push for harsher PED suspensions

    SB Nation "The Major League Baseball players who do not use performance-enhancing drugs are not pleased with the ones who do. With Chris Colabello and Dee Gordon both suspended this month, there is a sudden call for harsher penalties for failed PED tests coming from players. Some, like Justin Verlander, have..." April 30

  • Why Yankees' Alex Rodriguez called Red Sox's David Ortiz 'unbelievable'

    Newark Star-Ledger "It wasn't long ago that Alex Rodriguez seemed he'd prefer to take on a truck in the middle of the street than a question about David Ortiz. But the two seem to be on much better terms these days. After Ortiz's two-run, go-ahead homer in the eighth inning of the Yankees' 4-2 loss to the Red..." April 30

  • Ortiz homers to lift Red Sox past Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- David Ortiz takes as much joy in punishing the New York Yankees today as he did 10 years ago. Ortiz has played such an integral role in the rivalry with the Yankees in his 14 seasons with the Boston Red Sox, and he added another memorable moment Friday night with an eighth-inning..." April 29

  • Yankees' Aroldis Chapman officially a U.S. citizen

    Newark Star-Ledger "When Aroldis Chapman's 30-game suspension ends on May 9, the Yankees reliever will likely have one of his best days of the 2016 calendar year. But it probably won't come close to topping Friday. As the 28-year-old Cuban announced on Instagram, he's officially a United States citizen." April 29

  • The MLBPA continues to shoot itself in the foot regarding PEDs

    Hardball Talk "Most players are adamantly anti-PEDs now. Unlike their complicit or passive predecessors, today’s players don’t, for the most part, accept PEDs as just part of the game. They’re competitors and they see PED use as their competition cheating. They consider these guys to be taking money and service..." April 29

  • Perez pitches Rangers past Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- At three runs per game, Texas left-hander Martin Perez has received the lowest run support in the Rangers rotation. But three was enough on Wednesday. Shortstop Elvis Andrus' two-out triple in the sixth scored second baseman Rougned Odor with the go-ahead run in..." April 28

  • Joe Girardi wants to ban the shift, which he uses all the time

    New York Post "You probably wouldn’t guess it to watch the Yankees play defense, but if it were up to Joe Girardi, the defensive shift wouldn’t be allowed in baseball. The Yankees manager said “absolutely” when asked if he believed the infield shift should be illegal. “It’s illegal defense, just like..." April 27

  • Rangers bats come alive in rout of Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Despite a four-game losing streak that saw the Texas Rangers struggle to score, alarms didn't go off in the clubhouse. Their manager reminded everyone before the game that it was only a matter of time before an offensive turnaround. The New York Yankees were on the..." April 26

  • Strong outing from Eovaldi helps Yankees defeat Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- In front of his parents and not far from his hometown, New York Yankees starter Nathan Eovaldi flirted with history Monday night. Eovaldi took a no-hitter into the seventh and shut down the Texas Rangers in the Yankees' 3-1 win Monday night at Globe Life Park...." April 26

  • Phil Coke returns as Yankees reassemble 2009 champs

    New York Post "The Yankees acquired lefty Phil Coke from the Lancaster Barnstormers of the Atlantic League for cash. Coke appeared in 72 games for the 2009 World Series champion Yankees, and later was dealt to the Tigers as part of the three-team Curtis Granderson trade. He pitched in 18 games for the Cubs..." April 26

  • Alex Rodriguez exited Sunday’s game with an oblique injury

    Hardball Talk "Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez was pinch-hit for by Dustin Ackley in the bottom of the sixth inning as he was dealing with what the team reported as “left oblique stiffness,” per Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. Rodriguez will undergo an MRI to provide more details about the severity of the injury." April 24

  • Souza's two homers help Rays beat Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Two years ago Steven Souza Jr.'s birthday gift was getting sent down to the minors, and last year it was a day off against knuckleballer R.A. Dickey. On Sunday, Souza had some better gifts in the form of fastballs from Michael Pineda. Souza turned those pitches into a..." April 24

  • Yankees prospect, 18, dies in car crash

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Yankees announced sad news Sunday. Sandy Acevedo, an 18-year-old infield prospect the team signed as an international free agent from the Dominican Republic, was killed in a car accident Saturday night." April 24

  • Time for Alex Rodriguez to grab some bench?

    ESPN "The Yankees are on a modest two-game winning streak. The vaunted back end of their bullpen, particularly Dellin Betances, is no doubt making opposing hitters consider opting out of their at-bats. The lineup still isn't hitting much, but it is making the most of the hits it does manage to get. And..." April 24

  • Yankees, Gardner walk off on Rays

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Brett Gardner's ninth-inning at-bat began with him thinking about getting on first base, stealing second and letting Carlos Beltran drive him in. It evolved to him getting a favorable count and anticipating a fastball. And when Gardner guessed right, the swing turned into a..." April 23

  • Yankees' Branden Pinder considers Tommy John surgery

    Newark Star-Ledger "Yankees reliever Branden Pinder has a partial tear in the UCL in his right elbow and hasn't decided if he'll have Tommy John surgery, he told NJ Advance Media on Saturday morning. The 27-year-old said he started feeling the pain during his last outing and it persisted into his warmup the next..." April 23

  • CC Sabathia not making strong case to stay in rotation

    New York Post "CC Sabathia hasn’t pitched his way out of the Yankees’ rotation. But his three outings thus far haven’t exactly precluded manager Joe Girardi from making such a move eventually. Sabathia’s underwhelming start to the season continued Friday night in the Yankees’ come-from-behind 6-3 win over the..." April 23

  • Ellsbury sparks Yankees past Rays

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Standing on third and the New York Yankees trailing by a run, Jacoby Ellsbury was looking to make something happen. Before Matt Moore began his windup, Ellsbury was off and running. In an instant, Ellsbury was safe and his daring steal of home with two outs and two strikes..." April 22

  • Hill pitches Athletics past Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- There was a lot for the Oakland Athletics to enjoy about Rich Hill's performance Thursday night. Perhaps nothing highlighted it like the way he pitched to Carlos Beltran. Hill struck out 10 in six innings and fanned Beltran three times as the Athletics completed a..." April 21

  • Rob Manfred says MLB expansion coming 'in the longer term'

    Sporting News "While acknowledging that having 32 teams in Major League Baseball would make scheduling easier than the current 30-team setup in which daily interleague play is required, commissioner Rob Manfred is being careful not to get anyone’s hopes up too high that a new team soon will be coming to their..." April 21

  • Graveman whiffs but pitches A's past Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Kendall Graveman had not won in nearly 10 months. It was significantly longer since his last at-bat. On Wednesday, he experienced both. Graveman pitched effectively into the seventh inning and batted in the fifth as the Oakland Athletics defeated the New York Yankees..." April 20

  • Canha's clutch hit pushes A's over Yanks

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin conceded Mark Canha was getting the "short end of the straw" for his lack of playing time So before Tuesday's game, he had a pep talk with Canha to re-assure him about his role. Then Melvin did not do Canha any favors by sending him up..." April 19

  • MLB remains unbalanced as female umpires strike out

    The Sports Quotient "In 2015, the NFL introduced its first female referee into the league and joined the NBA as the only two major professional sports with women officiating regular-season games. Although female participation in all levels of professional sports has increased since the passing of Title IX almost 40..." April 19

  • Trades MLB Teams Should Already Be Thinking About for 2016

    Bleacher Report "Though they're rare, trades in the first few weeks of an MLB season do occasionally take place. We need only look back to last season for evidence, as Atlanta traded All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel to San Diego just a few games after Opening Day. So it's never too early to start looking at..." April 19

  • Yanks’ bullpen is redefining nasty — with monstrous help coming

    New York Post "One of life’s indisputable guidelines is that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Well, the back end of the Yankees’ bullpen is as close to flawless as you can get. And it soon will get fixed with an upgrade. Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller each faced three Mariners Sunday, each recorded..." April 18

  • A-Rod, Yankees stop skid vs. Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Alex Rodriguez had started off so slowly and earned a demotion in the starting lineup. A starting pitcher had yet to complete seven innings for the New York Yankees. On Sunday, the Yankees had both things work out. Moved down to sixth in the lineup, Rodriguez homered on the..." April 17

  • Girardi: Slumping A-Rod has to 'fight through it'

    New York Daily News "Slumping slugger Alex Rodriguez was given off Friday night’s loss to the Mariners in the Bronx by Joe Girardi, the manager citing Thursday’s late-night travel from Toronto and Rodriguez’s 0-for-14 skid as reasons for the rest day, but given his age, questions about what A-Rod has left will..." April 17

  • Hernandez ties mark as Mariners beat Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Even as he struggled with command and mechanics, Felix Hernandez still enjoyed a milestone. Despite tying a career high with six walks, Hernandez tied Hall of Famer Randy Johnson for the most strikeouts in Seattle Mariners history and pitched five gritty innings during a 3-2..." April 16

  • Which manager is the likeliest to get fired?

    MLB Daily Dish "As the season gets underway, an inevitable outcome is that various teams don't meet their expectations. That can mean a number of different things such as a subpar record, or young players failing to take the next step. Regardless of what the exact reason is, failing to meet predetermined goals..." April 16

  • Mariners open trip with win in New York

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Even as he slumped early, Chris Iannetta did not dwell on the results following some changes to his approach during spring training. On Friday, Iannetta produced some significant results. Iannetta had three hits, including a tiebreaking two-run home run with nobody out in..." April 15

  • Stroman, Blue Jays hold down Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- John Gibbons calls Marcus Stroman "a ground-ball machine." The Toronto Blue Jays manager watched his star right-hander induce 17 ground-ball outs and hold the New York Yankees to three hits and two runs in eight innings Thursday night. Josh Donaldson took care of the rest,..." April 14

  • How do these MLB finales rank vs. Kobe's last game?

    The Score "On Wednesday night, after spending the preceding six months negotiating his own mortality on an exhausting farewell tour, Kobe Bryant - the ferocious, indelible five-time NBA champion - gave everyone one more evening of the Black Mamba, dropping 60 points before an incredulous crowd at Staples..." April 14

  • Nick Swisher Eyes Return to the Yankees

    Baseball Essential "The New York Yankees are hoping that a little nostalgia can resurrect the career of a former fan favorite player. At the age of 35, Nick Swisher is close to signing a minor league deal that would bring the switch-hitter back to the Bronx. What Yankee fan could possibly forget Nick Swisher’s..." April 14

  • Blue Jays pull away from Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Left-hander J.A. Happ was able to limit the damage and the Toronto Blue Jays were able to inflict some of their own. The result was a 7-2 victory for the Toronto Blue Jays over the New York Yankees on Wednesday. "I think the best thing about tonight is that I was to make..." April 13

  • Yankees shut door late to beat Blue Jays

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- When the New York Yankees take the lead late in the game, they are going to be difficult to beat, even though they are without hard-throwing left-hander Aroldis Chapman, who is sitting out a 30-game suspension. The Toronto Blue Jays know that only too well, and it happened again..." April 13

  • VIDEO: Fists fly in stands at Yankees-Blue Jays game

    The Score "Tuesday's divisional matchup between the New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays turned hostile when several fans became involved in a fight during the series opener at Rogers Centre. The video shows fans outfitted in both Yankees and Blue Jays apparel exchanging punches before security steps in..." April 13

  • Baseball's 100 Miles Per Hour Club

    Men's Journal "It's one of those brilliant Florida mornings that baseball fans jones for during the last days of February's brutal slog. And what better fix for seasonal affective disorder than a dose of pure heat being doled out daily at the New York Yankees training complex in Tampa? Three of the game's most..." April 13

  • Barry Bonds: Alex Rodriguez will not break my home run record in two years

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s nothing personal, A-Rod. It’s just a matter of simple arithmetic. Legendary slugger and current Marlins hitting coach Barry Bonds commented on Alex Rodriguez’s pursuit of his all-time home run record, saying he doesn’t think Rodriguez will break it if he does indeed retire in two..." April 13

  • Baseball's slide rule isn't changing anytime soon, and players need to accept it

    Yahoo! Sports "Baseball's new sliding rules are not changing. Deep down, players know this. Already, teams have been told this. And though no one in the commissioner's office or the union's headquarters cares to publicly acknowledge it, sources told Yahoo Sports all parties are in agreement: None of the three..." April 12

  • Yankees, Tampa Sports Authority agree to $40 million renovation of Steinbrenner Field

    Tampa Bay Times "The New York Yankees and Tampa Sports Authority have agreed to a $40 million renovation of George M. Steinbrenner Field, the two sides announced Monday. The deal also extends the lease agreement between the Yankees and the TSA to keep the team’s spring training games in Tampa through..." April 11

  • MLB's New 'Utley Rule' Proving to Be Mistake in Need of Quick Fix

    Bleacher Report "Today, we're going to talk about takeout slides, the so-called Utley Rule and why it needs fixing posthaste. You've got opinions. We've got opinions. Everyone's got opinions. First, though, a fact: Major League Baseball had to do something. After the Pittsburgh Pirates' Jung Ho Kang went..." April 11

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    Erik Boland @eboland11

    Yankees game in Detroit postponed

  • Sabathia beats Tigers in return

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- A frosty ending to Detroit's three-game winning streak was also a warm tale of redemption for New York's CC Sabathia. Sabathia, whose 2015 season ended early when he admitted he needed to solve his problems with alcohol, earned a rotation spot in spring training and on a freezing..." April 09

  • Yankees' Castro records 1,000th career hit

    The Score "Starlin Castro's red-hot start to 2016 now includes a personal milestone. The New York Yankees second baseman recorded his 1,000th career hit Saturday, a single to right field off Detroit's Logan Kensing in the seventh inning. Castro's the fifth-youngest player to reach the mark in the last..." April 09

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    Lohud Yankees Blog @LoHudYankees

    Nick Swisher is working out at the Yankees minor league complex. Team anticipates signing minor league deal as DH/1B/OF depth.

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    Erik Boland @eboland11

    Today's lineup: Ellsbury 8 Gardner 7 ARod dh Teixeira 3 McCann 2 Beltran 9 Castro 4 Gregorius 6 Torreyes 5 Sabathia 1

  • Nick Swisher close to rejoining Yankees with minor-league deal

    ESPN "Nick Swisher, an integral part of the New York Yankees' 2009 championship team, will try to resurrect his career with his former franchise on a minor-league deal. Swisher, 35, will have the opportunity to hone his skills in the Yankees' system as the team looks at him as a potential backup..." April 09

  • The simple fix MLB immediately must make to the new slide rules

    Fox Sports "Proactive and progressive. These are the two best adjectives to describe Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred. In his second year leading our game, he needs to step in and make an immediate change to the disaster the new slide rules have become. The new slide rules instituted this..." April 09