Yankees Rumors & News

  • Yankees top Astros as Sabathia ends skid

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- What Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia longed for were the results to match what he believed were performances superior to what his won-loss record had indicated over the previous five weeks, and on Tuesday night, he finally found a small measure of validation. Sabathia snapped a..." July 27

  • Aroldis Chapman Says He Doesn't Remember Agreeing To Cubs Off-Field Expectations

    The Big Lead "Aroldis Chapman was traded to the Chicago Cubs on Monday and the organization immediately released a statement claiming the closer had agreed to abide by certain off-field expectations. On Tuesday, Chapman claimed he was tired and has no memory of agreeing to such requirements." July 27

  • Pineda helps Yankees get past Astros

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Hours after the front office traded closer Aroldis Chapman to the Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees relievers Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller handled their business as if Chapman had never donned pinstripes. Right-hander Michael Pineda won a pitcher's duel with reigning Cy Young..." July 26

  • Yankees will 'think hard' about Beltran offers, GM says

    The Score "One day after trading left-hander Aroldis Chapman to the Chicago Cubs for a package of players, the New York Yankees are still contemplating what to do with their other productive assets. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman was asked by MLB Network Radio on Tuesday if trading outfielder..." July 26

  • Hal Steinbrenner will not allow Yankees fire sale

    Sportsnaut "The New York Yankees have dealt Aroldis Chapman, but they aren’t throwing the 2016 season away. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, owner Hal Steinbrenner still wants this team to make a push for October. If you’re a Yankees fan, your only hope now is that Steinbrenner just doesn’t..." July 26

  • Chapman open to reunion with Yankees: 'God willing, yes'

    The Score "Aroldis Chapman is en route to the North Side of Chicago, though the All-Star closer is fully open to an offseason return to the Bronx. The Yankees dealt the impending free agent to the Cubs on Monday in a five-player deal, and while he's leaving New York for now, Chapman implied he's open to..." July 26

  • 'Almost no chance' Alex Rodriguez will be released by Yankees this season

    New York Daily News "A month ago, Alex Rodriguez was converted into a platoon player, his role reduced to a designated hitter against lefthanded pitching. Monday, the Astros started southpaw Dallas Keuchel, yet A-Rod’s name was conspicuously missing from the lineup. Are the Yankees punishing the aging slugger..." July 26

  • Cubs in final stages of talks to acquire marquee closer Aroldis Chapman

    Chicago Tribune "The Cubs' pursuit of flame-throwing left-hander Aroldis Chapman has reached the critical stage. Gleyber Torres, 19, the Cubs' top infield prospect, was scratched from his game with Class A Myrtle Beach on Sunday. It's not certain whether the size of the deal is tied to the Cubs securing an..." July 25

  • Yankees will get more for Chapman than 2 prospects

    The Score "The impending reported trade to send Aroldis Chapman to the Chicago Cubs may be bigger than initially thought. The proposed deal between the Cubs and New York Yankees is bigger than just top prospect Gleyber Torres and another minor leaguer, a source told Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. There are..." July 25

  • Chapman addresses domestic violence issue: 'I am truly sorry'

    The Score "Aroldis Chapman wants a fresh start with his new team. Shortly after it was announced that the New York Yankees flipped the fireballer to the Chicago Cubs in a five-player deal, Chapman released a statement addressing his MLB-issued 30-game ban for a domestic violence incident in October. "I..." July 25

  • Yankees reportedly prepared to keep Andrew Miller

    Larry Brown Sports "With Aroldis Chapman out the door, many wondered if the Yankees would proceed to put Andrew Miller on the trade block as well. The answer, for now, appears to be no. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Yankees do not feel any urgency to move Miller despite widespread interest." July 25

  • With Aroldis Chapman trade, Yankees and Cubs agree business and profit is more important than character

    MLB Daily Dish ""Character." That term’s been tossed around for many decades, often describing a person. Theo Epstein, President of Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs, emphasized the character of the Cubs teams he helped build. From an article in The Athletic: "It’s a huge factor," Epstein..." July 25

  • A-Rod: Ortiz deserves Fenway statue, street named after him

    Yardbarker "Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, Johnny Pesky, Bobby Doerr and Dom DiMaggio all have been immortalized with statues outside Fenway Park — fitting recognition for five Boston Red Sox legends. Alex Rodriguez believes David Ortiz should receive the same honor after his storied major league career..." July 25

  • Aroldis Chapman traded to Cubs, Yankees get prospects

    SI "The Yankees have traded closer Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs for minor leaguers Gleyber Torres, Billy McKinney and Rashad Crawford and relief pitcher Adam Warren, Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball reports. Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan later confirmed the news. Chapman, 28, was one of the biggest..." July 25

  • Yankees have pushed Ivan Nova in talks, report says

    Newark Star-Ledger "A Yankees pitcher is reportedly involved in trade rumors, and this time his name isn't Aroldis Chapman. ESPN's Buster Olney reported that rival executives said the Yankees have thrust Ivan Nova into recent trade discussions." July 25

  • Green saves day as Yankees upend Giants

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Chad Green gives the New York Yankees the impression of being someone who is calm in difficult situations. The memory Green and the Yankees will have from the right-hander's first career save is his instincts. Green highlighted 2 1/3 scoreless innings by contributing to a..." July 24

  • Yankees, Cubs Working On Trade Involving Aroldis Chapman, Gleyber Torres

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees and Cubs are working towards a trade that would send star closer Aroldis Chapman to Chicago in exchange for top shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres and more, FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman reports. " July 24

  • The Yankees have not discussed releasing Alex Rodriguez

    New York Daily News "The Yankees are not about to pay Alex Rodriguez $28 million to go away. While the slumping designated hitter did meet with Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner, the Daily News has learned that there haven’t been discussions of the Bombers releasing A-Rod. Rodriguez, who will turn 41 next week,..." July 24

  • Indians have best deal on table for Chapman

    Yardbarker "The winning bid for Yankees reliever Aroldis Chapman may be coming from a fellow American League club. According to a report by Bruce Levine of WSCR-AM on Sunday, the Cleveland Indians have the best offer on the table for Chapman. The Washington Nationals are also said to be “very aggressive”..." July 24

  • Cubs 'strong' among teams chasing Chapman

    The Score "The end to Aroldis Chapman's time in the Bronx appears to be drawing ever closer. After reports Saturday suggested the New York Yankees were telling clubs a trade was close, the Chicago Cubs are reportedly "strong in the mix" to land the All-Star closer, sources told Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports." July 24

  • Report: Giants Getting 'Radio Silence' on Chapman

    Bleacher Report "Heyman reported on Sunday that the San Francisco Giants are "interested" in Chapman, "but sources say the Giants aren’t progressing on a deal."" July 24

  • Yankees Close To Aroldis Chapman Trade; Likely To Keep Andrew Miller

    MLB Trade Rumors "A Chapman trade isn’t necessarily imminent, but the Yankees are ready to conclude the process, tweets Rosenthal. 9:32pm: The Yankees are telling teams that they’re nearing a trade involving closer Aroldis Chapman, but they plan on keeping fellow left-handed relief ace Andrew Miller, reports..." July 24

  • A-Rod, Yankees have 'positive' talk amid reports of possible release

    ESPN "Amid media reports that the Yankees are considering releasing Alex Rodriguez and eating the approximately $28 million remaining on his contract, sources told ESPN that Rodriguez and team owner Hal Steinbrenner met and spoke Friday before the team's 3-2 win over the San Francisco..." July 23

  • Nationals want Yankees' Aroldis Chapman, but top prospects untouchable

    Newark Star-Ledger "We've known for some time that the Washington Nationals are hot for Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman. New information, according to Washington Post national baseball writer Barry Svrluga, is that the NL East-leading Nats want to deal for Chapman before the Aug. 1 trade deadline without giving up..." July 23

  • Yanks overcome rare bullpen issues to top Giants

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Friday was a night of rare occurrences for the New York Yankees and San Francisco Giants. There was the sight of Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller allowing runs for the Yankees. There also was the sight of Gold Glove shortstop Brandon Crawford committing a career-high three..." July 22

  • Indians involved in Chapman, Miller pursuit

    The Score "The AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians are reportedly on the hunt for a high-profile bullpen arm to help bolster their playoff chances down the stretch. Previously linked to Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman, the Indians are said to be "in on" teammate Andrew Miller as well, according to..." July 22

  • Blue Jays scout Cashner, Sabathia

    Today's Knuckleball "The Blue Jays sent scouts to watch at least CC Sabathia and Andrew Cashner Thursday in what may be an indication they will follow through on their plan to move All-Star starter Aaron Sanchez into the bullpen. The Jays are weighing both starters and relievers but are said to be concerned about..." July 22

  • Tillman, Orioles too strong for Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- With the stomach virus headed toward a departure from the clubhouse, the Baltimore Orioles needed a sense of normalcy. Chris Tillman was the right pitcher on the mound to restore some order. Tillman pitched seven sharp innings and became the second 14-game winner in the..." July 21

  • MLB eyes limits on relief pitchers, which doesn't make much sense

    Sporting News "Rob Manfred has been vocal about several changes he's looking to negotiate during his tenure as commissioner of Major League Baseball. Add "relief pitcher restrictions" to that list. On Thursday's episode of ESPN's "Mike and Mike," Manfred said MLB has been "talking a lot internally" about..." July 21

  • Report: Yankees have thought about cutting A-Rod and Mark Teixeira

    CBS Sports "The expectation with the Yankees, who are now five back in the Wild Card (and six back in the division), is that they'll still trade Aroldis Chapman and perhaps a few others by the deadline. But those might not be the most drastic moves made in New York over the coming weeks. According to Jon..." July 21

  • Joe Girardi is finally going off script — and it’s saving the Yankees

    New York Post "Joe Girardi is holding his players more accountable and making some strategic moves with his lineup. It’s about time. There is no room for error. The Yankees cannot afford one misstep. After so many frustrating starts, Michael Pineda stepped up Wednesday night in an easy 5-0 win over the..." July 21

  • Improving Yanks knock Orioles out of first place

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The talk about whether the New York Yankees should buy or sell at the non-waiver trade deadline still exists. Scouts are flocking to Yankee Stadium to see any players who may be traded, and rumors are flying. With another day knocked off the calendar until the Aug. 1 deadline,..." July 20

  • Here’s why the Cubs might trade Kyle Schwarber for Andrew Miller

    SB Nation "If you’ll remember before the 2015 season, the Cubs weren’t favorites to win the NL Central. They certainly weren’t expected to win more than 100 games. When the Sporting News picked them to win the World Series that January, it seemed like a novelty. Then Kris Bryant came up and thrived. Then..." July 20

  • The MLB home run explosion of 2016: Are juiced baseballs to blame?

    ESPN "The day before the All-Star Game, Max Scherzer was in a good mood. He talked about University of Missouri football, how the curveball he developed in 2013 took his game to the next level and the new cutter he's starting to throw. Then he was asked about the home run spike across the..." July 20

  • Yankees CF Jacoby Ellsbury broke a completely random MLB record

    Fox Sports "Jacoby Ellsbury has been underwhelming with the New York Yankees this season, much like the rest of his teammates. He's batting .272 with just four home runs and 17 stolen bases in 84 games. The one positive is that he's remained healthy, which is a pleasant surprise given his injury..." July 20

  • What are Nathan Eovaldi and Michael Pineda’s futures with the Yankees?

    Pinstripe Alley "When Nathan Eovaldi and Michael Pineda arrived in the Bronx, they were greeted with much fanfare and high expectations. Yankees fans hoped to have two rotation stalwarts in Eovaldi, a flamethrower on the cusp of transforming into a lights out flamepitcher, and Pineda, previously the 16th prospect..." July 19

  • Castro powers Yankees past Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Starlin Castro and Anthony Swarzak will not get credited with saves in the official boxscore. Their performances changed how things unfolded for the New York Yankees. Castro drove in four runs, Swarzak highlighted 2 2/3 perfect innings by getting out of a bases-loaded jam..." July 19

  • Yankees reportedly looking to be sellers on trade market

    Sportsnaut "The New York Yankees currently find themselves with a .500 record and 7.5 games out of first place in the American League East. The team is also five games out of the final wild card spot. With about two weeks remaining until the Aug. 1 non-waiver trade deadline, it now appears that the Yankees..." July 19

  • Report: Chapman talks pick up steam; multiple teams involved

    The Score "Aroldis Chapman's time in the Bronx may be coming closer to an end. The New York Yankees have reportedly begun shaping potential trades for the All-Star closer, rival executives told ESPN's Buster Olney. The Washington Nationals, Cleveland Indians, and Texas Rangers are specifically listed..." July 19

  • Chapman open to post-trade return to Yankees

    CBS Sports "With the Yankees seemingly inching closer and closer to a seller's mindset at the deadline, reporters have started quizzing players about their reaction to the possibility. This process includes closer Aroldis Chapman, a pending free agent who would seem to be among the Yankees most likely to get..." July 19

  • Aroldis Chapman ties MLB record with 105-mph fastball

    Larry Brown Sports "Aroldis Chapman’s reputation as a certified flame thrower is well established, but that doesn’t mean we fail to be impressed whenever he throws the ball really, really hard. On Monday, he did just that. Chapman came in to close out a 2-1 win for the New York Yankees over the Baltimore Orioles,..." July 19

  • Yankees win series finale against Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Following another frustrating loss on Saturday, manager Joe Girardi didn't hesitate to place his label on the next game. "This is probably as important (a) game that we've had in July in a long time tomorrow." Those were Girardi's words as the Yankees faced the possibility..." July 18

  • Tex still out; Refsnyder filling in at 1st, not A-Rod

    MLB.com "The Yankees are not certain if Mark Teixeira will be available to play first base during this series against the Orioles, and manager Joe Girardi says that he plans to stick with Rob Refsnyder at the position rather than experiment with Alex Rodriguez. Rodriguez said that he took ground balls..." July 18

  • Rodriguez ends homer drought as Yankees top Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- It had been a while since Alex Rodriguez had a swing as powerful as the one he produced in his first at-bat Monday. Later on, Aroldis Chapman provided just as much power on the mound. The power of Rodriguez early and Chapman in the ninth proved good enough for the New York..." July 18

  • Beltran, Yankees continue homestand to “dictate what the future holds”

    Bombers Beat "The Yankees answered the call, at least for one night, as they rallied behind Joe Girardi’s message of urgency to post a 3-1 victory over the Red Sox. They won’t have much of an opportunity to savor it, as another big series with the Orioles opens tonight at Yankee Stadium. “It was good;..." July 18

  • Yankees and Royals have discussed Carlos Beltran

    Sportsnaut "After losing two of three to the Boston Red Sox to open the unofficial second half of the season, the New York Yankees may very well find themselves out of contention in the American League. Now sitting one game under .500 and 5.5 games out of the final wild card spot in the American League, it..." July 18

  • The case for Kyle Schwarber to the Yankees and other trade rumors

    Yahoo! Sports "Brian Cashman is a sinner. So long as geographically boundaries are stretched and New York is considered a neighbor to Chicago, he is spending his July breaking the 10th Commandment: “Thou shalt not covet your neighbor’s house. Thou shalt not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or..." July 18

  • Where might Yankees ship Miller, Beltran and Chapman?

    Sporting News "The Yankees, it seems, are finally coming around to the realization that they won’t be playoff contenders this year. And so they are preparing to do something they haven’t done in a generation — become sellers at the non-waiver trade deadline. The horrors. Back in early June, when those of..." July 18

  • Yankees headed toward unfamiliar role of deadline sellers

    Fox Sports "Really, the only remaining question now is how many players the Yankees will trade. As I reported Saturday, the Yankees will be willing to move potential free agents such as closer Aroldis Chapman and right fielder Carlos Beltran if they do not turn around their season before the Aug. 1..." July 18

  • Rage against the machines: MLB stars don't want to see robot umps

    Sporting News "When you follow a game on Major League Baseball’s website, it’s there. When you watch a local broadcast, there’s a good chance you’ll see it. When you see an ESPN broadcast, it’s part of the live picture. Graphics showing the strike zone, telling viewers immediately whether a pitch is good, are..." July 18