Category: New York Yankees

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 ... MORE
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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 ... 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 ... MORE
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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 ... MORE
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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 ... MORE
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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 ... MORE
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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 ... MORE
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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 ... MORE
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Yankees bring back OF Brett Gardner for 2020 season

Yankees bring back OF Brett Gardner for 2020 season

It has long been reported that Brett Gardner would be returning to the Yankees for his 13th season, and now it’s official. SNY’s Andy Martino confirmed that Gardner has signed a one-year deal with a club option for 2021 to stay in the Bronx ... MORE
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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 ... MORE
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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 ... MORE
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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 ... MORE
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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 ... MORE
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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’ ... MORE
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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 ... MORE
First baseman Greg Bird elects free agency in latest New York Yankees roster move

First baseman Greg Bird elects free agency in latest New York Yankees roster move

First baseman Greg Bird has elected free agency in lieu of accepting an outright assignment to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Bird was constantly fighting injuries during his time in the Bronx, most recently a plantar fascia tear in 2019 that held him to only ... MORE
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Yankees tender contracts to all arbitration-eligible players in 2020

Yankees tender contracts to all arbitration-eligible players in 2020

The Yankees have tendered contracts to all 12 arbitration-eligible players this offseason, with James Paxton, Aaron Judge, and Gary Sanchez the biggest names in that group. Once a player is offered arbitration, the team and that player’s agent have until a set date — usually at ... MORE
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Cole, Strasburg to meet with Yanks (reports)

Cole, Strasburg to meet with Yanks (reports)

The Hot Stove is about to start sizzling for the Yankees, who are set to meet with prized free agent starting pitchers Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg this week, according to a report from MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal in The Athletic. They ... MORE
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