Yankees Rumors & News

  • Giant-sized Yankees slugger Aaron Judge won’t make Opening Day roster?

    Sportsnaut "When it comes to spring training it’s normal not to get attached to the numbers a player may produce. Orioles slugger Mark Trumbo at one point was hitting .182 and he himself said there was no cause for concern. The battles during the spring training months are what makes the introduction to..." March 29

  • Yankees bump up Gary Sanchez in telling peek at lineup

    New York Post "Two sensational months at the end of last season and a solid spring training convinced manager Joe Girardi he needed Gary Sanchez to hit high in the lineup. So Girardi moved Sanchez to the No. 2 spot ahead of No. 3 hitter Greg Bird and dropped Jacoby Ellsbury to No. 5 for Tuesday night’s 6-3..." March 29

  • Cubs Return Rule 5 Pick Caleb Smith To Yankees

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cubs are returning left-hander Caleb Smith to the Yankees, reports Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago (Twitter link). Chicago selected Smith in the Rule 5 draft in December. The 25-year-old Smith potentially could have made the Cubs’ bullpen as a southpaw swingman, but they’ll instead go with..." March 29

  • Yankees To Re-Sign Jon Niese To Minors Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees are bringing back left-hander Jon Niese on a minor league contract, reports George A. King III of the New York Post (Twitter link). New York released Niese on Sunday, but the expectation was that he’d quickly rejoin the organization if he couldn’t land a major league deal..." March 28

  • MLB trade rumors: Yankees' Clint Frazier for White Sox's Jose Quintana?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The idea of Jose Quintana coming to rescue a suspect Yankees rotation won't go away. Here's the latest example. In a piece on Frazier's demotion to the minor leagues, George King of the New York Post spoke to talent evaluators who suggested Frazier's best use for the Yankees could be part of..." March 28

  • Why MLB will likely not join the NHL and NFL and move a team to Las Vegas

    CBS Sports "On Monday afternoon, National Football League owners approved the relocation of the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. The move is at least two years away, possibly three, but it has been agreed to. Owners voted 31-1 in favor of the move . Whenever the Raiders do move, they will become the second..." March 27

  • Rob Manfred Wants MLB to 'Own the Next Generation' of Sports Fans

    Bleacher Report "Long before the first batter stepped into the box at the start of his tenure as the 10th commissioner in baseball history, Rob Manfred threw out his own first pitch: Chief among his priorities would be to captivate the next generation of sports fans in a way that he was captivated when his parents..." March 27

  • Yankees show off Rob Refsnyder to interested team

    New York Post "The Rays have interest in Rob Refsnyder, whom the Yankees are open to shopping. Against Tampa on Sunday, the Yankees inserted Refsnyder in the fifth inning to play left. He moved to right an inning later. At bat, Refsnyder went 1-for-1 with a double and drew a walk. The Yankees may need..." March 27

  • Tyler Wade makes case to be Yankees shortstop

    New York Daily News "Tyler Wade was solid in the field and at the plate on Saturday. He may not be on the 40-man roster, but he’s certainly making a case to be the Yankees’ Opening Day shortstop. The 22-year-old prospect doubled and flew out to the warning track in the team’s 6-5 walk-off exhibition victory..." March 26

  • Diamondbacks return Rule 5 pick Tyler Jones to Yankees

    Hardball Talk "Diamondbacks’ right-hander Tyler Jones is headed back to the Yankees, the teams announced on Friday. The Diamondbacks had previously selected Jones in the Rule 5 draft last December, but elected to leave the 27-year-old off of their 40-man roster heading into the 2017 season. Rule 5 draft rules..." March 25

  • A-Rod opens up about his 'mistakes' to college students

    CBS Miami "Just because Alex Rodriguez retired from baseball doesn’t mean he’s no longer a busy guy. If anything, his life after baseball might just even be more active, thanks in part to a new high-profile romance and a new business venture. A very candid A-Rod talked to a group of University of Miami..." March 25

  • Why Yankees should take the Tyler Wade plunge at shortstop

    New York Post "Tyler Wade was not a Dallas Cowboys fan when he arrived to the Yankees clubhouse Friday morning, but he was so impressed by a presentation delivered by Cowboys coach Jason Garrett that “I will root for them now.” Wade appreciated Garrett’s message that people win games and those people become..." March 24

  • Yankees not pleased with Netherlands' use of Gregorius

    Fanrag Sports "Some Yankees people seemed a bit dismayed over the usage of Didi Gregorius in the World Baseball Classic. It seems they were under the impression Gregorius would be rotated in the field with Andrelton Simmons and Jonathan Schoop, and they wonder if his injury occurred because he mostly DH’ed..." March 24

  • Joe Girardi may wait before naming Yankees fifth starter

    New York Daily News "Joe Girardi said the Yankees may hold off on naming a fifth starter because of an off-day heavy schedule in April. "It's possible," the manager said. The Yankees have five off-days in the first month of the season, and do not play five days in a row until April 12-16. They could, of..." March 23

  • Yankees open to trading for 'short-term' shortstop

    Newsday "The Yankees hope Didi Gregorius will be back from his shoulder injury in May and hope someone who is in camp now can hold the fort until then. But hope isn’t all the Yankees are banking on. According to a source, the Yankees are open to trading for a “short-term” answer at..." March 23

  • Girardi Confirms Greg Bird Will Be Yankees’ Starting First Baseman

    CBS New York "Greg Bird, whose status as Mark Teixeira’s heir apparent was tossed in doubt when he missed last season with a shoulder injury last year, has officially won the Yankees’ starting first base job. Manager Joe Girardi announced his decision Wednesday morning. The move was expected. Bird entered..." March 22

  • Yankees reassign top prospect Torres to minors after red-hot spring

    Fanrag Sports "The New York Yankees have reassigned infielder and top prospect Gleyber Torres to minor league camp in Double-A Trenton, the team announced on Tuesday. Torres is a prized prospect who’s been sharpening his tools ever since he joined the Yankees organization in the summer 2016. He was a..." March 22

  • Study: MLB broadcast booths lack diversity

    Hardball Talk "At SB Nation’s Phillies blog The Good Phight, David S. Cohen compiled the demographics of the broadcast booths across baseball and found that it does not reflect the population of baseball nor of the United States. Of 164 announcers in 30 teams’ booths, 148 (90.2 percent) are white men. Only..." March 22

  • Yankees’ rotation battle not going the way Joe Girardi hoped

    New York Post "Adam Warren is the only member of the five-men-for-two-spots rotation competition who is a lock to make the Yankees. “Outside of Warren, who isn’t going anywhere because he can go to the pen or be in the rotation, the rest of the guys have flexibility and options,’’ general manager Brian..." March 22

  • Didi Gregorius To Begin Season On DL Due To Shoulder Injury

    MLB Trade Rumors "Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius has been shut down from baseball activities for two weeks due to a shoulder strain, and thus will be placed on the 10-day DL to begin the season, manager Joe Girardi told reporters" March 21

  • Yankees' Baby Bombers could be all grown up soon

    CBS Sports "These are not your father’s New York Yankees. Hell, they’re not even your slightly older brother’s New York Yankees. The team that spent megabucks on Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira, Brian McCann, CC Sabathia, and Jacoby Ellsbury is no more. A-Rod, Teixeira, and McCann are done, while Sabathia..." March 21

  • Yankees' Didi Gregorius leaves Netherlands WBC team due to a shoulder injury

    CBS Sports "It is unclear how many New York Yankees fans will root for the Netherlands in their World Baseball Classic semifinal ( how to watch ) on Monday night against Puerto Rico, but there’s one thing the bleacher creatures and the Dutch can agree on: a hurt Didi Gregorius is bad news. Gregorius, who..." March 20

  • Cubs' Maddon compares White Sox pitching prospect to Chapman

    MLB.com "The five strikeouts recorded by Michael Kopech over two innings Friday against the World Series champion Cubs earned high praise from manager Joe Maddon. "That's a really good arm. It was kind of like watching Aroldis Chapman the way the ball reacts at home plate," Maddon told reporters..." March 20

  • Sabathia: Yankees' rotation will surprise some people

    MLB.com "As the Yankees complete each turn through their spring rotation, CC Sabathia is growing more excited about what the regular season could hold. Sabathia got his work in with four innings of three-run ball in the Yankees' 5-4 Grapefruit League loss to the Orioles on Saturday, and the veteran..." March 18

  • Don’t totally discount the Yankees’ spring training record

    New York Post "At a chilly Florida Auto Exchange Stadium on Thursday afternoon, the Yankees recorded a comeback for the ages. Ages 22 to 30, to be more specific. And that’s why their Grapefruit League record, which you typically regard with the same importance as a finale of “The Bachelor,” carries a little..." March 17

  • Yankees still give ‘very mature’ Jorge Mateo a big demotion

    New York Post "Jorge Mateo, perhaps the Yankees’ most heralded prospect a year ago, has been overshadowed much of this spring by other young players such as Gleyber Torres and James Kaprielian. On Friday, Mateo was optioned to Single-A Tampa and reassigned to minor league camp. Mateo had just three hits in..." March 17

  • How Yankees' surprise prospect could blow up rotation fight

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Yankees may tap a surprise sixth man in their rotation showdown. Jordan Montgomery will likely start a game for the Yankees within the next week, manager Joe Girardi said after the 24-year-old lefty's big contribution to the Yankees' 3-0, no-hitter win over the Tigers at Joker Merchant..." March 17

  • Yankees complete combined spring training no-hitter against Tigers

    Fanrag Sports "The New York Yankees put together a dominant day of work on Friday. Well, three of their pitchers did at least. Masahiro Tanaka, Chasen Shreve and Jordan Montgomery combined to toss a no-hitter against the Detroit Tigers in Grapefruit League action. While not quite the same as a regular-season..." March 17

  • Michael Pineda learned English the hard way

    ESPN "When New York Yankees starter Michael Pineda applied pine tar to his neck at Fenway Park three years ago, he might as well have added a "Kick Me" sign. The oddity of the event, combined with the enormity of the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry, pushed his ejection -- and 10-game suspension -- beyond..." March 17

  • MVP, Cy Young odds: Oddsmakers release favorites for 2017 MLB season

    CBS Sports "The 2017 season approacheth! Mostly, that means our attention will be locked on the various playoff races from the very start. However, we’ll also make time to eyeball the individual awards derbies from time to time. So to get us in that mindset, let’s have a look at these preseason MVP and Cy..." March 16

  • Doc Gooden says he’ll never speak to Darryl Strawberry again

    Hardball Talk "In the minds of most baseball fans of a certain age, Doc Gooden and Daryl Strawberry are joined at the hip. They each won a World Series ring with the Mets, each were part of the mid-late 90s Yankee dynasty at the end of their careers and, unfortunately, each had a good deal of their promise as..." March 16

  • Clint Frazier offered free hair cuts as long as he's a Yankee

    CBS Sports "You’ll recall that the New York Yankees, baseball club and frowning valets to staid corporatism, recently forced outfield/grown damn man Clint Frazier to cut what had been a resplendent thicket of ginger , presumably so Randy Levine wouldn’t take Victorian-era offense at what he beheld ......" March 16

  • Yankees' Girardi critical of WBC pitcher usage

    Newsday "Don’t quote Joe Girardi on this, but we definitely got the sense that the Yankees’ manager was relieved it was the Mets’ Jeurys Familia — and not his own Dellin Betances — who was used on consecutive days at the World Baseball Classic this past weekend. Giradi is a fan of the tournament, and..." March 15

  • How $500 million of Yankees mistakes led to this new age

    New York Post "When the Yankees cross the state to play the Astros on Sunday in West Palm Beach, Fla., they’ll see two familiar faces looking to get Houston to the AL title, in Carlos Beltran and Brian McCann. If the plans laid in late 2013 and early 2014 had worked out differently, the Yankees might not look..." March 14

  • Which prospects should Yankees offer White Sox for Jose Quintana?

    Newark Star-Ledger "While spring training trades are rare, there's been too many rumors and trade connection between the Yankees and White Sox over the last few months to totally ignore. Despite 2017 looking like another transition year for New York, Quintana—thanks to an underrated left arm and one of the most..." March 12

  • Yankees may not start Aaron Judge in right field after all

    New York Post "Forget five pitchers fighting for two rotation jobs. The right-field competition between Aaron Judge and Aaron Hicks has turned into the hottest battle in Yankees camp that may not be decided much before the April 2 opener. After Hal Steinbrenner anointed Judge “my starting right fielder” in..." March 11

  • Is Joe Girardi having fun yet?

    ESPN "- Joseph Elliott Girardi graduated in 1986 with an industrial engineering degree from Northwestern, which taught him how to optimize complex systems and eliminate waste. Girardi's entire life seems dedicated to this process. He's very good at it, though from an observer's point of view, it seems..." March 10

  • Jorge Mateo’s Yankees future has trade looming over it

    New York Post "Jorge Mateo turned professional in 2012, as a 16-year-old, for a moderate $250,000 signing bonus. The Yankees did not need to engage in an epic bidding war to bring aboard the young man they found to be “really athletic,” in the words of Gordon Blakeley. “These are the kinds of guys you want..." March 10

  • White Sox reportedly scouting Yankees players, possibly for Jose Quintana trade

    New York Post "Since a White Sox scout has been a constant figure at the Yankees’ exhibition games to evaluate talent, the industry buzz is the White Sox have targeted the Yankees as a possible trade partner if they decide to move left-handed starter Jose Quintana. Quintana, a former Yankees minor leaguer who..." March 10

  • Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are dating

    Page Six "Call them J-Rod! Or is it A.Lo? Jennifer Lopez and former Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez are dating, Page Six exclusively confirmed on Wednesday. A source told us of the new power couple, “They have been seeing each other for a few months — and were together in LA this past weekend.” The..." March 09

  • Yankees are giving Luis Severino every chance to start

    New York Post "On the bright side for Luis Severino, his changeup looked pretty good Wednesday at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Team Canada appeared as confused by the right-hander’s string-pulling pitch as it is (understandably) by our measurement system of yards, pounds and what have you. “We’ve said all..." March 09

  • MLB commish Rob Manfred admits it's unlikely MLB players will play in Olympics

    CBS Sports "The 2017 World Baseball Classic is underway and we’ve already seen some dramatic games. The tournament continues over the next two weeks and will culminate with the Championship Game on March 22 at Dodger Stadium. Here is the full WBC schedule . In three years, baseball and softball will return..." March 08

  • Top eight most annoying MLB players

    Sportsnaut "Most of the time when it comes to favoring a team, certain MLB players won’t deter you from standing a few extra minutes in line waiting for an autograph. Even if that player’s makeup isn’t exactly warm and uplifting. On the other hand, there are some players that have a tendency (or three) to..." March 08

  • MLB teams focusing on improved rest to help their players perform better

    CBS Sports "Long before Moneyball came along, the game of baseball embraced numbers and statistical analysis. Every single team in baseball has a stats department. The ways and means have certainly changed, but the goal remains the same: use numbers to find a competitive advantage. These days..." March 08

  • Is C. C. Sabathia rebelling against Yankees’ facial hair policy?

    Sportress of Blogitude "C.C. Sabathia on Tuesday made his spring training debut, throwing two scoreless innings in the New York Yankees’ 7-6 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. But it was the pitcher’s facial hair that turned out to be the major talker afterward. The way Sabathia was sporting his facial hair is in..." March 08

  • Alex Rodriguez to expand role as Fox broadcaster

    Fox Sports "After spending two postseasons as a guest studio analyst for Fox, Alex Rodriguez is expanding his role for the network. A-Rod will be a game analyst and feature reporter for the network and FS1 and will continue to work in the studio, the network said Tuesday in announcing a multiyear..." March 07

  • Yankees Willing To Listen To Offers For Rob Refsnyder

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees are letting teams know that they’re open to hearing offers for Rob Refsnyder, George A. King III of the New York Post reports. Once seen as a potential candidate to become the Yankees’ second baseman of the future, the acquisition of Starlin Castro last offseason recast Refsnyder as..." March 06

  • The Yankees should ditch their dumb grooming policy

    Hardball Talk "There is some chattering going on about Yankees outfield prospect Clint Frazier. It’s not trade chatter. It’s not chatter about how quickly he’ll make it to the big leagues. It’s chatter about his hair. It’s red and curly and, for most of his time in baseball, it has been long. It was long and..." March 06

  • MLB approves device to measure biometrics of players

    ESPN "Major League Baseball has approved the use of a continuous biometric monitor that can be worn by players during games. The device, made by a company called WHOOP, is the first of its kind approved by any of the major American sports leagues to be worn during competition. Teams cannot force..." March 06

  • Yankees will listen to offers for Refsnyder

    New York Post "According to a person with knowledge of the situation, the Yankees have let clubs know they are willing to listen to trade offers for infielder/outfielder Rob Refsnyder. Refsnyder, who turns 26 this month, has started games at first base (21), second base (17), right field (14) and left field..." March 06

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