Category: New York Yankees

Andy Pettitte helping Yankees recruit free agents Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg

Andy Pettitte helping Yankees recruit free agents Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg

Former Yankees All-Star pitcher Andy Pettitte was part of the team’s contigent that sat down to meet with free agent pitchers Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney and the New York Post’s Joel Sherman. Using Pettitte to help recruit Cole to the Yankees makes plenty of ... MORE
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Yankees remain optimistic about reunion with free agent Brett Gardner

Yankees remain optimistic about reunion with free agent Brett Gardner

As the Yankees focus their efforts on landing free agents Gerrit Cole or Stephen Strasburg, they remain optimistic about a reunion with outfielder Brett Gardner, reports SNY’s Andy Martino. Martino notes that the Gardner situation could potentially resolve when the Yankees’ payroll situation is clearer. In November, ... MORE
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Yankees target Stephen Strasburg signs record deal with Nationals as Gerrit Cole’s price rises

Yankees target Stephen Strasburg signs record deal with Nationals as Gerrit Cole’s price rises

Stephen Strasburg has agreed to a seven-year deal with the Nationals worth $245 million, reports Jeff Passan of ESPN. It is a record deal for a pitcher that will also have ramifications when it comes to Gerrit Cole‘s market. The deal includes a full no-trade ... MORE
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Yankees shopping J.A. Happ to clear payroll space for Gerrit Cole

Yankees shopping J.A. Happ to clear payroll space for Gerrit Cole

The New York Yankees are actively trying to trade left-hander J.A. Happ this winter, sources told Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Sherman suggests that New York is trying to move Happ in order to make room on the payroll for right-hander ... MORE
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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 ... MORE
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DJ LeMahieu and Aroldis Chapman named to All-MLB Team

DJ LeMahieu and Aroldis Chapman named to All-MLB Team

Major League Baseball today announced the inaugural selections for the All-MLB Team presented by Scotts. The first and second teams were determined by a combination of voting from fans and a decorated panel of 30 media members, broadcasters, former players and other ... MORE
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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 ... MORE
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Yankees have interest in free agent Madison Bumgarner, says Brian Cashman

Yankees have interest in free agent Madison Bumgarner, says Brian Cashman

Yankees GM Brian Cashman said on Monday that the team has interest in free agents Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg — the cream of the starting pitching crop. And there is no mandate from Hal Steinbrenner to get under the luxury tax. But there are lots of other ... MORE
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MLB expected to interview former Yankees exec Carlos Beltran, others regarding Astros sign-stealing allegations

MLB expected to interview former Yankees exec Carlos Beltran, others regarding Astros sign-stealing allegations

New Mets manager Carlos Beltran was among those who played a “key role in devising the sign-stealing system” the Astros used in 2017, reports Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. According to Rosenthal, Red Sox manager Alex Cora — who was the Astros’ bench coach in ... MORE
Yankees’ Brian Cashman reveals teams have inquired about trade for Miguel Andujar

Yankees’ Brian Cashman reveals teams have inquired about trade for Miguel Andujar

As Yankees GM Brian Cashman assesses his 26-man roster for next season, he’ll most likely take a long, hard look at Miguel Andujar. Why? Well, where does he truly fit? He’ll be 25 at the start of the season, and his 2018 ... MORE
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Yankees’ DJ LeMahieu finishes fourth in AL MVP voting

Yankees’ DJ LeMahieu finishes fourth in AL MVP voting

Yankees’ DJ LeMahieu has already been awarded a Silver Slugger this offseason, and on Thursday he followed that up by finishing fourth in AL MVP voting. Angels star Mike Trout took home his third AL MVP award in the past six years, after receiving 17 of the 30 ... MORE
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Derek Jeter among 18 newcomers on Hall of Fame ballot

Derek Jeter among 18 newcomers on Hall of Fame ballot

Derek Jeter is among 18 newcomers on the 2020 Hall of Fame ballot. He is likely to be an overwhelming choice to join former New York Yankees teammate Mariano Rivera in Cooperstown after the reliever last year became the first unanimous pick ... MORE
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New York Yankees top 10 prospects for 2020

New York Yankees top 10 prospects for 2020

Major League Baseball’s offseason is here, and so are the preliminary rankings for the top prospects in each team’s farm system heading into the 2020 season. Last week the experts and insiders of Baseball Prospectus released their first top-10 ranking of next year’s Yankees ... MORE
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Yanks release Ellsbury, DFA Bird among moves

Yanks release Ellsbury, DFA Bird among moves

The Yankees released outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury and designated first baseman Greg Bird for assignment among a series of roster moves before Wednesday’s deadline to protect players from the Rule 5 Draft. Left-hander Nestor Cortes Jr. was also designated for assignment, while outfielder ... MORE
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Yankees reportedly filing grievance against Jacoby Ellsbury, looking to save money on his deal

Yankees reportedly filing grievance against Jacoby Ellsbury, looking to save money on his deal

After being released by the Yankees on Wednesday, Jacoby Ellsbury was expected to receive the remaining $26 million left on his deal, but that might not be the case. According to The New York Post, the Yankees will try to get back some of ... MORE
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Yankees sign Zack Granite to minor league deal

Yankees sign former Twins outfielder Zack Granite to minor league deal

According to Bob Nightengale from USA Today, the New York Yankees have signed Zack Granite to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training. The deal also includes an opt-out on June 15. So, if he’s not on the Major ... MORE
Yankees trade Nestor Cortes Jr. to Mariners for cash

Yankees trade Nestor Cortes Jr. to Mariners for cash

Although there’s no disputing that pitcher Nestor Cortes Jr., helped the Yankees at times this past season, the young left-hander always was viewed as a fill-in piece due to the club’s season-long injury woes. This was proven on Nov. 20 when the ... MORE
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Yanks decline to pick up Encarnación’s option

Yanks decline to pick up Encarnación’s option

The Yankees declined to pick up Edwin Encarnacion’s $20 million club option for 2020, the team announced on Thursday, making the veteran slugger a free agent. New York will have to pay Encarnación a $5 million buyout as part of his contract ... MORE
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