YANKEES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Yankees' lineup vs. Rangers: Alex Rodriguez back, CC Sabathia pitching

Yanks will try to avoid losing second game on Tuesday NEW YORK -- The Yankees and Texas Rangers play the second of a four-game series Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium (7:05 p.m.), lefties CC Sabathia (5-4, 2.71) and Cole Hamels (8-1, 2.79) squaring off on the mound. The two teams played Monday night's game until 2:44 a.m. after a three-hour...
Via NJ.com
19 minutes ago

Yankees prospect James Kaprielian's elbow still hurts, sees doctor in NYC

Visits New York City to see team physician NEW YORK -- Yankees pitching prospect James Kaprielian flew to New York City to see team physician Dr. Chris Ahmad on Tuesday, a source told NJ Advance Media. Kaprielian's right elbow still hurts, the source said. The team was still waiting for a full report on Ahmad's evaluation of the starting pitcher...
Via NJ.com
1 hour ago

Yankees recall RHP Conor Mullee, option RHP Kirby Yates

According to a statement released by the club on Tuesday afternoon, the New York Yankees have recalled right-handed pitcher Conor Mullee from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. In a corresponding roster move, the Yankees then announced that the club has elected to option fellow right-hander Kirby Yates down to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Although seemingly a minor transaction from...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 hour ago

Jorge Mateo, Gary Sanchez to represent Yankees at the 2016 Futures Game

Shortstop Jorge Mateo and catcher Gary Sanchez will represent the Yankees at the 2016 Futures Game next month, MLB announced earlier today. Here are the full Team USA and World Team rosters. Baseball America also has free mini-scouting reports for every player selected for the game, so check that out. Mateo, 21, is heading to his first Futures Game. He is hitting .275/.333/.417 ...
Via River Avenue Blues
1 hour ago

Joe Girardi angry after three and a half hour rain delay, Yankees loss

Joe Girardi isn’t thrilled with MLB umpires after his New York Yankees blew a 6-5 lead in the ninth inning after a three and a half hour rain delay. The Yankees entered the top of the ninth with a one-run lead, but after a serious rainstorm hit Yankees Stadium, the game went into a long delay. What happened next is the thing of nightmares. Girardi couldn’t turn to closer Aroldis...
Via The Comeback
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bronx Bombers or Bronx Bummers? What’s Next For the Yankees?

Father Time has made a home for himself in New York. The Bronx Bombers are looking like the Bronx Bummers, as the aging Yankees seem to be falling apart a little more every year. Although the Yankees have finally gotten near .500, this is no feat to be proud of. The Yankees have historically been an elite, championship caliber franchise. With 27 World Series titles under their belt...
Via Legends On Deck
5 hours ago

With A-Rod now a part-time DH, are his days numbered with the Yankees?

The New York Yankees have benched Alex Rodriguez the past two games and apparently are prepared to do so regularly often going forward.Rodriguez, who turns 41 on July 27, is hitting .223/.264/.398 with eight homers and 26 RBI in 44 games this season. He is batting just .200/.236/.348 against right-handers, meaning he has quickly become a part-time DH against left-handed pitchers...
Via Fox Sports
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Triple-A: Green And Solano Stellar, Judge Homers As Railriders Win 5-0 Over Chiefs

Nats’ prospect Trea Turner making his first start in center field. (Photo: Gabe Rodriguez) The Syracuse Chiefs hosted the Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre Railriders on Monday in the first of a three game series at NBT Bank Stadium. The RailRiders shut out the Chiefs in the first game as Donovan Solano hit two doubles and Aaron Judge homered to back Chad Green’s stellar outing. Nationals’...
Via Legends On Deck
7 hours ago

Is it time for the New York Yankees to Promote Aaron Judge?

The New York Yankees sit at 37-38 in fourth place of the AL East, but only 2.5 games out of a wild card spot. The Yankees lineup has lacked consistency all season long and it may be time to call up power hitting prospect Aaron Judge. Judge was named the International League Batter of the Week after dominating performances in his last eight games. In the last eight games, Judge has...
Via The Sports Journal
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kirby Yates installs himself in Yankee history, and Aaron Judge conquers Syracuse

Today, as more reports come in on last night's carnage, we are hereby adding a new name to the IT IS HIGH TERROR WATCH LIST - (Andy Hawkins, Ed Whitson, Edwar Ramirez, Kai Igawa, Reuben Rivera, Jayson Nix, et al...) The name: Kirby Yates, who seemed to bean the entire state of Texas en route to a mythic, out-of-body, for-the-ages Yankee defeat - a calamity on the level of floods...

Yankees' Pregame Delay: The Sum Of All Bad Decisions

Before an MLB game begins, it is up to the home team to decide if it should be delayed and/or cancelled due to inclement weather. Last night, the Yankees decided to delay their game for nearly half hour, because someone or something told them rain was about to pass through the area. Of course, it didn't rain, until much later, when the game was half over. We all know what happened...
Via Lady At The Bat
11 hours ago

Beltran needs big boost in final days of voting

Only two Yankees, Carlos Beltran and Brian McCann, ranked high enough in votes to be listed as potential starters in the final 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot update, and both are long shots.
Via Yankees.com
20 hours ago

Don’t ask Yankees president of the team will be sellers at trade deadline

The New York Yankees started the day sitting at .500, seven and a half games out of first place in the AL East and just 2.5 out of a wild card spot with more than half of the season left to play. With so much time remaining in the baseball season, you can probably understand why the Yankees would not be thinking about being sellers at this point of the year. Whatever you think of...
Via The Comeback
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rodriguez 'surprised' to again be out of Yankees lineup

NEW YORK (AP) Yankees star Alex Rodriguez says he is ''surprised'' he is out of the lineup for the second day in a row. Rodriguez was on the bench Monday night when New York played Texas. Yankees manager Joe Girardi says ''this was not an overnight decision.'' Rodriguez, who turns 41 next month, is batting .223 with eight homers and 26 RBIs in 44 games as a designated hitter...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yankees president rips media over trade deadline question

New York Yankees president Randy Levine did not respond well when asked about the prospect of the team being sellers, going after the media on Monday in response. Levine was asked to respond to those who believe the Yankees should sellers at the trade deadline, and he resorted to the old argument that you can’t criticize if you’ve never done it. Randy Levine called suggestions...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: The Joe Girardi Show: Family

Yankees manager Joe Girardi's daughter Serena joins the program to discuss the man she calls dad.
Via YES Network
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yankees, StubHub strike deal, set resale ad price floor

NEW YORK (AP) The Yankees and StubHub ended their squabble, announcing a sponsorship agreement Monday that sets an advertising minimum price for resale tickets. StubHub will become the official fan-to-fan ticket reseller for the Yankees, replacing Ticketmaster's Yankee Ticket Exchange, and will be fully operational July 7. Ticketmaster will still remain the primary ticket vendor...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Off-Season Workout That Helps Yankees Pitcher Aroldis Chapman Throw 100-Mph Fastballs

Yankees pitcher Aroldis Chapman can throw serious heat. Since he entered the league in 2010, the four-time All-Star has been a batter's nightmare. The "Cuban Missile" might be naturally gifted to throw unworldly fast pitches, but he also trains hard during the off-season to improve his pitching. RELATED: How to Throw Harder: 4 Exercises to Gas Up Your Fastball During Friday...
Via Stack
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees need to beat good teams in order to prove they belong in Contention

After their 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday, the New York Yankees found themselves over .500 for the first time since June 10 when they were 31-30. The Bronx Bombers have done it with solid enough pitching from their staff and the right amount of offense. However, they have also done it against some of the worst teams in baseball. To convince their fans and the...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 73 Recap: All the way up over .500

The New York Yankees reached the .500 mark Friday night after their 5-3 victory over the visiting Minnesota Twins, so the objective on Saturday afternoon was simple: Push themselves into the above .500 threshold. The much-maligned Michael Pineda took the mound for the Yankees on a beautiful Saturday in The Bronx and wound up delivering a performance that was perhaps comparable to...
Via BP Bronx
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees activate 1B Mark Teixeira from DL, cut Ike Davis

NEW YORK (AP) First baseman Mark Teixeira has been activated from the 15-day disabled list and is in the New York Yankees' lineup against the Minnesota Twins. Teixeira is set to bat sixth on Saturday, his first major league game since June 3. The switch-hitter had been sidelined with torn cartilage in his right knee. To open a spot on the roster, New York designated first baseman...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: CC Sabathia on Dellin Betances' success

CC Sabathia on Dellin Betances' success.
Via YES Network
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Rodriguez’s hamstring seems to be attached to his eyes

In everyday life we most commonly think of human bodies holistically. Walking down the street we tend to see the fine folk in our path as people instead of limbs, torsos, rib cages and facial features. Things are a little different when evaluating athletes. In baseball, arms, shoulders, elbows, legs, and hands are commonly scrutinized intently by scouts, fans and front office...
Via BP Bronx
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 71 Recap: Starlin earns his pinstripes

This recap was going to read very differently in the seventh inning of Wednesday’s 9-8 Yankees’ win. CC Sabathia finally had an off night, middle relievers once again came back to haunt the Yankees, and the offense couldn’t do enough to overcome the deficit. Thankfully, the Yankees managed to come back from four runs and won the game in walk off fashion via a Starlin Castro...
Via BP Bronx
6 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Brutally honest’ Cashman knows Yankees may be sellers

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman isn’t ready to concede the team should be sellers at the Aug. 1 trade deadline. But he nevertheless admitted his “brutally honest” nature will compel him to throw in the towel on the season if and when the time comes. Discussing the prospects of whether the Yankees will be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline ahead of Tuesday’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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