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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

Yankees sign veteran catcher Chris Iannetta

Yankees sign veteran catcher Chris Iannetta
The Yankees have agreed to a Minor League contract with veteran catcher Chris Iannetta, MLB.com has confirmed. Iannetta is expected to compete with Kyle Higashioka and Erik Kratz for a big league roster spot as the Yankees seek a backup for starting catcher Gary Sánchez. The team has not formally announced the signing. Higashioka, who turns 30 in April, is on the 40-man roster and is... more

Gleyber Torres named Thurman Munson Awards honoree

Gleyber Torres named Thurman Munson Awards honoree
Gleyber Torres has been announced among the honorees at the 40th annual Thurman Munson Awards dinner, which recognizes success and inspiration on the fields of play as well as community spirit off the field. Also selected to receive Munson Awards are former Yankee and longtime big league manager Lou Piniella, Mets infielder J.D. Davis, former Mets reliever John Franco and Basketball Hall... more

Domingo Germán suspended for first 63 games of 2020

Domingo Germán suspended for first 63 games of 2020
Yankees right-hander Domingo Germán will be ineligible to pitch in a Major League game until June of this season, having accepted an 81-game suspension from Major League Baseball on Thursday following a lengthy investigation under the Joint MLB-MLBPA Domestic Violence Policy. Germán, 27, will not be paid as he sits out the first 63 games of the regular season, having missed the... more

Don Larsen, who pitched perfect game for Yankees in 1956 World Series, passes away at age 90

Don Larsen, who pitched perfect game for Yankees in 1956 World Series, passes away at age 90
Don Larsen, who has pitched the only perfect game in World Series history, passed away Wednesday at age 90. According to Bill Madden of the New York Daily News, Larsen died while in hospice care in Idaho, due to esophageal cancer. Larsen pitched five seasons with the Yankees from 1955-59, and his career in pinstripes is remembered for his perfect game... more

Dellin Betances signs 1-year deal with Mets

Dellin Betances signs 1-year deal with Mets
The Mets officially announced a one-year deal with free-agent reliever Dellin Betances on Tuesday. Betances’ deal has a player option for 2021. He could trigger a player option for ’22 if he reaches certain thresholds in ’21, though it’s not a guaranteed third-year option, according to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman. Betances, a New York native, is staying in his... more

Yankees trade RHP Chance Adams to Royals

Yankees trade RHP Chance Adams to Royals
he Yankees have sent RHP Chance Adams to the Royals via trade, the team announced. Kansas City is sending INF Cristian Perez in return. Adams was the roster casualty for Gerrit Cole, being DFA’d on Wednesday after the blockbuster free agent signing became official. Once the Yankees’ top prospect in the organization, Adams couldn’t make the most of his chances in the big leagues. He... more

MLB Player’s Association files grievance against Yankees on behalf of Jacoby Ellsbury

MLB Player’s Association files grievance against Yankees on behalf of Jacoby Ellsbury
The MLB Player’s Association has filed a grievance against the Yankees in an effort to recoup the remaining $26 million on released outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury‘s contract, according to the Associated Press. Before releasing Ellsbury in November, the Yankees converted the remaining salary on his deal to non-guaranteed. According to The New York Post, the Yankees alleged that Ellsbury used an outside facility... more

Yankees bring back free agent catcher Erik Kratz on minor league deal

Yankees bring back free agent catcher Erik Kratz on minor league deal
The Yankees have brought back Erik Kratz and signed him to a minor-league deal, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reported Friday morning. Kratz, a 39-year-old catcher who previously had stints with the Yankees and their Triple-A affiliate Scranton/Wilkes-Barre between 2017 and 2019, returns to a team that is in need of potential catching down the line. With Austin Romine signing with the Detroit Tigers this offseason, that... more

Yankees officially announce Gerrit Cole signing with press conference at Yankee Stadium

Yankees officially announce Gerrit Cole signing with press conference at Yankee Stadium
The Yankees officially signed Gerrit Cole to a nine-year contract on Wednesday, introducing him in a news conference at Yankee Stadium. To create room on the 40-man roster, the team designated Chance Adams for assignment. In introducing Cole, Yankees manager Aaron Boone spoke not only of Cole’s talent, but his anticipated clubhouse presence as well. “We understand what a great... more

Yankees lose C Austin Romine, who signs one-year deal with Tigers

Yankees lose C Austin Romine, who signs one-year deal with Tigers
It looks like Austin Romine is going to have to make peace with Miguel Cabrera, as the catcher has agreed to a one-year deal with the Tigers, per The Post’s Joel Sherman. The deal is worth $4.15 million. Romine infamously fought Cabrera while the Yankees were in Detroit last season, but they’ll likely put that aside when they both make it to Lakeland, FL... more

Yankees agree with Gerrit Cole on nine-year, $324 million deal

Yankees agree with Gerrit Cole on nine-year, $324 million deal
The Yankees have landed the biggest name on this year’s free agency market, and added a proven ace to their pitching staff. SNY’s Andy Martino has confirmed the Yankees have agreed to a nine-year, $324 million deal with right-hander Gerrit Cole, which immediately increases their odds to win their first World Series since 2009. The deal was first reported by MLB Network’s... more

Didi Gregorius agrees to deal with Phillies during MLB Winter Meetings

Didi Gregorius agrees to deal with Phillies during MLB Winter Meetings
The Yankees’ shortstop situation just became very clear, as Didi Gregorius has agreed to a one-year deal with the Phillies, according to multiple reports. Brian Cashman said he was talking to all the Yankees on the free agent market, and Gregorius was among them. But with Gleyber Torres under team control and his natural position being shortstop, the Yankees may not have been too aggressive... more
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