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Stanton expected to be ready for season

Stanton expected to be ready for season
Giancarlo Stanton had been considered unlikely to be ready for the beginning of the regular season after straining his right calf in late February, but with Major League Baseball pushing Opening Day back, the Yankees expect to have the slugger ready and rested whenever their team returns to the field. “He looks good,” hitting coach Marcus Thames said on Wednesday. “He... more

Major League Baseball releases statement on 2020 season

Major League Baseball releases statement on 2020 season
Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. conducted a conference call with the 30 clubs of Major League Baseball on Monday. Following last night’s newly updated recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) restricting events of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks, the opening of the 2020 regular season will be pushed back in accordance with... more

Opening Day delayed at least 2 weeks; Spring Training games cancelled

Opening Day delayed at least 2 weeks; Spring Training games cancelled
Following a call with the 30 Clubs, and after consultation with the Major League Baseball Players Association, Commissioner Robert D. Manfred Jr. today announced that MLB has decided to suspend Spring Training games and to delay the start of the 2020 regular season by at least two weeks due to the national emergency created by the coronavirus pandemic. This action... more

Seneca Falls WWII vet throw first pitch at Yankees-Tigers game (video)

Seneca Falls WWII vet throw first pitch at Yankees-Tigers game (video)
On Thursday, Joseph “Jiggs” Petrucci of Seneca Falls threw out the first pitch of a Major League Baseball spring training game between the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers in Lakeland, Florida where he spends his winters. Check out a video of the ceremonial first pitch below. From the FL Times: Petrucci, 94, enlisted in the Army in June 1944... more

Judge, Stanton likely to miss Opening Day

Judge, Stanton likely to miss Opening Day
The Yankees will be without two of their most prominent sluggers to begin the season. Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton are both considered unlikely to appear in the Yankees’ Opening Day lineup, general manager Brian Cashman said on Tuesday at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Judge is continuing to undergo a battery of tests to determine the cause of the discomfort in his right pectoral... more

Yankees’ Domingo Germán involved in car accident in Dominican Republic

Yankees’ Domingo Germán involved in car accident in Dominican Republic
Yankees pitcher Domingo German was involved in a car accident in the Dominican Republic on Thursday. Manager Aaron Boone confirmed the reports of the accident, making it clear that German was uninjured. “He’s fine,” Boone said. “He was in the car. Driver side, back seat. He’s been to the complex (in the Dominican Republic). He got checked out. He is fine.” Two others were injured... more

Severino needs season-ending Tommy John Surgery

Severino needs season-ending Tommy John
Yankees right-hander Luis Severino has been recommended to undergo Tommy John surgery after experiencing soreness in his right forearm at the start of camp, general manager Brian Cashman said on Tuesday. Severino had been scheduled to celebrate his 26th birthday last week by throwing a bullpen session, but he traveled to Orlando, Fla., for further examination by team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad.... more

Yankees shut down Luis Severino, who is dealing with ‘concerning’ forearm issue

Yankees shut down Luis Severino, who is dealing with ‘concerning’ forearm issue
Yankees right-hander Luis Severino is dealing with forearm soreness and has a loose body in his right pitching elbow, manager Aaron Boone told reporters Thursday. Per Boone, Severino has felt soreness throughout the offseason — particularly when throwing his changeup — dating back to his final start against the Astros in Game 3 of last year’s American League Championship Series. The 26-year-old... more

Yankees reportedly sign RHP Chad Bettis to minor-league deal

Yankees reportedly sign RHP Chad Bettis to minor-league deal
The Yankees have signed right-handed pitcher Chad Bettis, according to MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch. MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports that Bettis will head to Yankees camp on a minor-league deal. Bettis, who turns 31 in April, has pitched his entire big-league career with the Rockies, debuting in 2013. His best season came in 2016, when the right-hander made 32 starts, going 14-8 with a 4.70... more

Paxton out 3-4 months after spinal surgery

Paxton out 3-4 months after spinal surgery
The Yankees’ injury woes were historic in nature last year, prompting the revamping of the organization’s strength and conditioning protocol. In the case of James Paxton, that poor fortune has carried over into 2020. Paxton’s season debut will be delayed after the Yankees announced on Wednesday that the left-hander underwent a microscopic lumbar discectomy with removal of a peridiscal cyst. The... more

Hall of Fame voter who snubbed Yankees legend Derek Jeter to remain anonymous

Hall of Fame voter who snubbed Yankees legend Derek Jeter to remain anonymous
The BBWAA released 314 Hall of Fame ballots to the public on Tuesday, but the most interesting ballot was nowhere to be found. While 314 ballots from the 2020 election have been made public, 81 remain private, meaning the one voter who did not vote for Derek Jeter will stay — at least for now — anonymous. When Jeter was elected on Jan.... more

Yankees reportedly sign former Mets LHP Luis Avilan

Yankees reportedly sign former Mets LHP Luis Avilan
The Yankees signed former Mets LHP Luis Avilan to a minor-league contract with a major-league Spring Training invite, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network. Avilan, 30, went 4-0 on the 2019 season with a 5.06 ERA and 30 strikeouts to 14 walks in 45 games. He logged his first seven MLB seasons with four different teams, joining the Mets after spending 2018... more

Yankees legend Derek Jeter elected to Hall of Fame in near-unanimous fashion

Yankees legend Derek Jeter elected to Hall of Fame in near-unanimous fashion
An outcome that has been known since Derek Jeter‘s name first hit the ballot became official on Tuesday when the Yankees legend was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in near-unanimous fashion. Jeter received 99.7 percent of the vote, meaning only one BBWAA writer didn’t check off his box. That’s closer than Ken Griffey Jr. who, despite being a sure first-ballot... more

Yankees trade Tarpley to Marlins for third base prospect

Yankees trade Tarpley to Marlins for third base prospect
The Yankees announced on Wednesday that they have acquired Minor League third baseman James Nelson and cash considerations from the Marlins in exchange for left-hander Stephen Tarpley. Nelson, 22, spent his 2019 season with Class A Advanced Jupiter, batting .228 (98-for-429) with 36 runs, 13 doubles, two triples, four homers and 36 RBIs in 121 games. Over four Minor League seasons, the right-handed... more

Yanks officially announce 1-year deal with Gardner

Yanks officially announce 1-year deal with Gardner
Brett Gardner has frequently said that he hopes to play his entire career in Yankees pinstripes, and that fruitful marriage between the organization and its longest-tenured player will officially continue for at least one more season. The Yankees formally announced Gardner’s new pact on Saturday, formalizing an agreement that was struck on Dec. 11. Gardner is set to earn $12.5 million... more

Yankees avoid arbitration with all nine eligible players

Yankees avoid arbitration with all nine eligible players
Aaron Judge is frequently listed among the game’s elite performers, and now the slugging Yankees outfielder can boast a pay stub more in line with that estimated value. Judge and the Yankees agreed Friday to a one-year contract worth $8.5 million, a source told MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand, a figure that represents a significant raise over the star’s 2019 salary of $684,300.... more
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