Yankees Rumors & News

  • Happ, Blue Jays control Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- For the Toronto Blue Jays, enough things clicked Thursday from J.A. Happ delivering a strong showing on the mound to Devon Travis getting a run-scoring hit on a 102 mph fastball from Aroldis Chapman. For the Yankees, other than another strong showing from CC Sabathia, little went..." May 26

  • Derek Jeter: My 'ultimate goal' is to own an MLB team

    The Score "For two decades, he was the Captain. Now he wants to be the boss. Derek Jeter, the New York Yankees icon whose storied, 20-year career came to a ceremonious end back in 2014, said Wednesday his "ultimate goal" is to own a Major League Baseball team. "In my mind, this is the greatest sport in..." May 26

  • Martin homers twice as Jays down Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Watching Russell Martin drive a pitch over the left field wall was a positive sign for the Toronto Blue Jays. Seeing the right-handed-hitting catcher drive another pitch over the right field fence was even more encouraging. Martin hit his first two home runs of the season..." May 25

  • A-Rod to return to Yankees on Thursday

    The Score "The New York Yankees will soon have their designated hitter back. Manager Joe Girardi told reporters that Alex Rodriguez will return to the team for Thursday's series finale against the Toronto Blue Jays. The 40-year-old has been sidelined since the beginning of May with a strained right..." May 25

  • Eovaldi, Yankees shut out Blue Jays

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Three weeks ago, nothing was working for the New York Yankees. Now things are going well and Yankees have surged to the .500 mark. New York returned to the break-even point Tuesday night as Nathan Eovaldi allowed two hits in six-plus innings in a 6-0 victory over the..." May 24

  • Change of plans: A-Rod rehabbing in Trenton tonight

    The Journal News "Scratch that. Turns out, Alex Rodriguez won't be activated tonight after all. Instead of putting A-Rod in tonight' big league lineup, the Yankees are sending their designated hitter to Trenton for a rehab assignment. There is no word on how many games he's expected to play or why exactly the..." May 24

  • Gardner's speed helps Yankees finish four-game sweep

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- You know you're on a roll when even your baserunning is making a difference. Brett Gardner scored all the way from second base on an infield hit with two outs in the sixth inning, and Starlin Castro followed with another run-scoring single, as the New York Yankees rallied..." May 22

  • Darryl Strawberry uses an emoji to sign his last name in text messages

    SB Nation "The use of emojis these days is either perfect or entirely too much. I guess if my last name was an emoji though, I'd use it too. " May 22

  • Yankees' dugout victimized by plumbing issues at Oakland Coliseum

    ESPN "There were plumbing issues in the visitors dugout at the Oakland Coliseum before the start of Saturday's game against the New York Yankees. Several maintenance workers spent nearly an hour trying to fix a backed up toilet while a member of the Coliseum staff mopped up the standing water seeping..." May 22

  • Yankees top A's to move out of last place

    The Sports Xchange "For the first time in nearly a month, the New York Yankees are not a last place team. Now the Yankees are setting their sights higher. Getting a strong outing from Masahiro Tanaka and putting together a four-run inning can only help a recovery from a disappointing start. The..." May 21

  • A-Rod to return from DL on Tuesday

    The Score "Alex Rodriguez, who hasn't played since early May due to a hamstring strain, is poised to be activated from the disabled list Tuesday when the New York Yankees open a three-game set against the Toronto Blue Jays in the Bronx, manager Joe Girardi told reporters Saturday. Though the Yankees..." May 21

  • Sabathia hits milestone in return as Yankees rout A's

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- New York got a much-needed win and an encouraging start from left-hander CC Sabathia in his first game back from the disabled list Friday. Oakland, meanwhile, was reeling from the loss of injured right fielder Josh Reddick (thumb) and needed a comeback performance from ace..." May 21

  • Yankees' Joe Girardi: Blame me for all the mental errors

    Newark Star-Ledger "OAKLAND, Calif. — Like everyone else who saw the Yankees' 4-1 win in Oakland on Thursday night, manager Joe Girardi couldn't believe all the mental mistakes his players made. Carlos Beltran forgot the outs and didn't score from second on a dropped flyball to right. Chase Headley was picked..." May 21

  • Yankees prospect Ty Hensley needs Tommy John again

    The Journal News "For the second year in a row, Yankees prospect Ty Hensley will miss the entire season because of Tommy John surgery. A first-round pick in 2012, Hensley is now 22 years old and has made just 14 minor league starts in his career. Hip impingement surgery cost him all of 2013, and Tommy John cost..." May 20

  • Nova, Yankees shut down Athletics

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- All of a sudden, the New York Yankees have too many pitchers. And the Oakland Athletics don't have a right fielder. That was the conclusion Thursday night after right-hander Ivan Nova pitched the Yankees to a 4-1 victory in a game that saw the A's lose Josh Reddick..." May 20

  • Eovaldi helps Yankees avoid sweep in Arizona

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- The New York Yankees haven't been a good road team this season. However, pitcher Nathan Eovaldi is a road warrior, and he carried the Yankees with a dominating effort Wednesday. The right-hander allowed one hit in six innings and retired the final 18 hitters he faced to help the..." May 19

  • Hal Steinbrenner calls out quartet of Yankees

    Today's Knuckleball "As if the Yankees’ stay in the desert hasn’t been bad enough with back-to-back losses to the D-backs, principal owner Hal Steinbrenner chose Wednesday to name names in criticizing his last-place team: Mark Teixeira, Michael Pineda, Chase Headley and Luis Severino… come on down. When asked to..." May 19

  • Scully compares Trout to Yankees legend Mantle

    The Score "It's Vin Scully's final season in the booth, and people are essentially hanging onto every word he says. On Wednesday, those words amounted to a ringing endorsement of Mike Trout. The Los Angeles Angels' superstar is, alongside Washington's Bryce Harper, the face of baseball. Scully..." May 19

  • Lamb homers to lead Diamondbacks past Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Jake Lamb and Zack Greinke accomplished some firsts Tuesday, when they combined to help Arizona to its first home series victory of the season. Lamb homered for the second straight night, a career first, and Greinke permitted a season-low five hits in seven-plus innings in the..." May 18

  • Severino should not automatically re-enter the rotation once healthy

    River Ave Blues "Let’s get straight to the point: the Yankees were counting on Luis Severino to be really good this season. Everyone from Joe Girardi to Brian Cashman to Hal Steinbrenner said one of the reasons they expected the 2016 Yankees to be better than the 2015 Yankees was Severino. They were going to have..." May 18

  • MLB players confronting realities of smokeless tobacco laws in major cities

    The Comeback "Cities like Boston, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco have all passed bans on the use of smokeless tobacco at ticketed sporting events, leaving teams like the Washington Nationals are beginning to confront a new reality and some big time issues. Player now have to decide whether..." May 18

  • Diamondbacks halt skid with rout of Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Arizona needed only one game to double their run total from all four games of a just-concluded series sweep by San Francisco. Jake Lamb had a three-run homer and finished a triple short of the cycle, and five Diamondbacks had at least two hits in a 12-2 victory over the New York..." May 17

  • Commissioner Rob Manfred unhappy with length of games

    ESPN "The average time of a nine-inning baseball game is up nearly seven minutes compared with this point last season, and MLB commissioner Rob Manfred isn't happy about it. "We think the single biggest thing we had going for us early in the year [last season] was player focus on the topic," Manfred..." May 17

  • Carlos Beltran made switch-hitting history with homer No. 400

    SB Nation "Carlos Beltran's contract with the Yankees is winding down, as he's in the last year of a three-season pact. However, he managed at least one more milestone before leaving town or retiring or whatever it is he plans on doing post-2016. Beltran went deep for the 400th time in his career on Sunday,..." May 16

  • Yankees' Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller haven't discussed awkward closer change

    Newark Star-Ledger "Andrew Miller said all the right things when his manager, Joe Girardi, told reporters Aroldis Chapman would take over as the team's closer when Chapman returned from suspension. Miller also said all the right things when it actually happened. But the two? They haven't talked about it,..." May 16

  • Yankees rally past White Sox as Beltran hits 400th

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Carlos Beltran displayed a milestone swing and Chase Headley had a resurgent swing. Those swings led to another win for the New York Yankees. Beltran became the fourth switch-hitter to reach 400 home runs when he hit a two-run run homer in the sixth inning and an inning..." May 15

  • Beltran makes switch-hitting history with 400th HR

    The Score "Carlos Beltran became the fourth switch-hitter in major-league history to hit 400 home runs when the New York Yankees outfielder smacked a sixth-inning two-run shot off Chicago White Sox left-hander Zach Duke on Sunday. Beltran's eighth homer of the season put New York in front 5-4 in its..." May 15

  • Yankee bullpen zeroes in on victory

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- With two out in the sixth inning, the New York Yankee bullpen began stirring. Holding a one-run lead, virtually anyone watching knew the Yankees were likely to unveil their hard-throwing trio of Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman for the first time this..." May 14

  • Luis Severino (triceps) headed to DL

    ESPN "ankees pitcher Luis Severino exited their 7-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Friday night with soreness in the back of his right elbow and was diagnosed with a mild right triceps strain following an MRI. He will go on the 15-day disabled list Saturday. The Yankees say he will not pick up a..." May 14

  • Yankees Acquire J.R. Graham From Twins

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees have announced that they’ve acquired righty J.R. Graham from the Twins in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. They’ve optioned him to Double-A Trenton. " May 14

  • Sale, Sox roll over Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Chris Sale still gets strikeouts. Getting quick outs is just as an important component to him being the best pitcher in baseball. Sale became the first eight-game winner in the majors Friday night by efficiently tossing a six-hitter and the Chicago White Sox scored seven..." May 13

  • Alex Rodriguez hopeful for return to Yankees lineup next week

    New York Daily News "Alex Rodriguez isn’t eligible to come off the disabled list until next Thursday, but the designated hitter is optimistic that he’ll be ready to go when that day comes. “That’s the hope,” Rodriguez said Thursday after doing a number of running drills to test his strained right hamstring. “I’ll..." May 13

  • Headley ends home run drought, lifts Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Chase Headley did not want to know when his last home run occurred and he was not placing odds the first one of this season would travel down the left field line. It had been eight months since Headley's last home run and Thursday, the switch-hitting third baseman finally hit a..." May 12

  • 5 pitchers next in line for Stephen Strasburg-esque extensions

    MLB Daily Dish "Stephen Strasburg's 7-year, $175 million contract extension has caused quite the conversation, from how big of risk it can be for the Nationals to its impact on the rest of baseball. That impact goes to a number of young pitchers that are looking to cash in on their early success in the majors,..." May 12

  • Ventura saves Royals' bullpen in win over Yanks

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Yordano Ventura opened the season as the No. 3 starter for the defending World Series champion Kansas City Royals. He acted like a No. 1 starter when the Royals needed an ace-type performance Wednesday night. Ventura provided some much-needed rest to an overworked bullpen..." May 11

  • Why MLB’s domestic violence policy does not require a criminal conviction

    Hardball Talk "When Aroldis Chapman was suspended under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy, a good number of people — some of them commenters at this site — took issue with it because “hey, he wasn’t charged with a crime.” The same has been said about Jose Reyes and will be said about him again..." May 11

  • Cain homers three times but Royals fall to Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Keeping Lorenzo Cain in the ballpark proved difficult for the New York Yankees. On Tuesday, the Yankees had enough offense to overcome those swings. Despite giving up three home runs to Cain, the Yankees scored three times in the bottom of the eighth inning as Brett Gardner..." May 10

  • Justine Siegal will be first woman to manage independent minor league game

    The Comeback "Justine Siegal continues to break down baseball barriers. The San Rafael Pacifics Baseball Club has announced that Siegal will be the first ever woman to coach at the independent minor league level when she’ll manage the team in late June. The specific event “Women Run the Show” was created..." May 10

  • Chapman makes his debut in Yankees' win

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- As Aroldis Chapman ran toward the mound for his anticipated debut, a flame-filled graphic surrounded his name on the Yankee Stadium scoreboard. Then the new Yankees closer lived up to the graphic by reaching 101 mph several times during the ninth inning. Chapman allowed..." May 09

  • Castro OK after sore left side leads to pinch-hitter

    MLB.com "Starlin Castro doesn't think there is much need to fret over his health status. Yankees manager Joe Girardi elected to pinch-hit for Castro in the ninth inning of the Yankees' 5-1 loss to the Red Sox on Sunday night, replacing him with Ronald Torreyes for what ended up being the final out of..." May 09

  • Yankees knuckle under against Red Sox's Wright

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- During spring training, Steven Wright was not assured of a spot in the Boston Red Sox' starting staff. Based on the early results, Wright is not going to be departing the rotation anytime soon. Wright confounded the New York Yankees with his knuckleball and came within an..." May 09

  • Yankees' Aroldis Chapman says Latin American players are easy targets

    New York Times "The routine for Aroldis Chapman was the same most every day. Drive one of his four cars — a Range Rover, a Rolls-Royce, a Lamborghini or a Porsche — to the Yankees’ squat, cinder-block minor league complex about 9 a.m., do some running, weight lifting, conditioning and throwing. Chat in Spanish..." May 09

  • A-Rod: Ortiz is MLB's version of Magic Johnson

    ESPN "There is supposed to be hate, but there is only love. The retiring David Ortiz -- probably the face of the end of "the Curse" in Boston -- should be loathed by the Yankees. But he is not. Even the only Yankee he has publicly beefed with, Alex Rodriguez, expresses admiration for Ortiz. A-Rod..." May 08

  • Chapman refutes domestic violence claim: 'I didn't do anything'

    New York Times "The routine for Aroldis Chapman was the same most every day. Drive one of his four cars — a Range Rover, a Rolls-Royce, a Lamborghini or a Porsche — to the Yankees’ squat, cinder-block minor league complex around 9 a.m., do some running, weight lifting, conditioning and throwing. Chat in Spanish..." May 08

  • Eovaldi, Yankees beat Price, Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Eight is a magic number the New York Yankees have rarely reached through the first month of a nightmarish start. The Yankees did so on the plate and on the mound Saturday. New York scored at least eight runs for the fourth time and Nathan Eovaldi matched a career high by..." May 07

  • How Yankees' Aroldis Chapman could cut Phil Coke's return short

    Newark Star-Ledger "Reliever Phil Coke was excited when the Yankees told him he'd rejoin them in the Bronx on Friday morning. His return might be brief, however. With lefty closer Aroldis Chapman scheduled to come back from his 30-game suspension Monday, Coke would appear to be the odd man out. Coke was..." May 07

  • Jacoby Ellsbury has strained right hip, likely to miss a couple days

    ESPN "Jacoby Ellsbury became the latest New York Yankees player to be bitten by the injury bug, leaving Friday night's 3-2 win over the Boston Red Sox in the second inning with what the club described as a "tight right hip." An MRI revealed "a little strain" in Ellsbury's right hip, according to..." May 07

  • Girardi: Chapman will be our closer

    Newark Star-Ledger "Andrew Miller hasn't given up an earned run in 12 games as the Yankees' closer this season. His six saves, added to the 36 he collected last year, make him 42-for-44 in save chances since he came to New York in 2015. Yet Yankees manager Joe Girardi was clear Saturday. When Aroldis Chapman..." May 07

  • Last-place Yankees send Sabathia to DL

    The Score "The struggling New York Yankees were dealt yet another blow Friday when starting pitcher CC Sabathia was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 5, with a left groin strain. Sabathia's injury couldn't come at a worse time for the last-place Yankees, who lost Alex Rodriguez to a..." May 06

  • Orioles slip past Yankees 1-0 in 10 innings

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- On a night when pitching dominated the game, it seemed almost fitting that the only run didn't score on a base hit. Pedro Alvarez's 10th-inning sacrifice fly gave the Baltimore Orioles a 1-0 victory over the New York Yankees on Thursday. The Orioles had not scored a run in..." May 05