On Sunday, August 14th at Yankee Stadium, the New York Yankees will honor Mariano Rivera with a plaque dedicated to him in Monument Park; Rivera, who is the all-time saves leader in baseball, played 19 seasons for the Yankees and retired following the 2013 season.
The New York Yankees have hired former Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga to become a minor league pitching instructor; Galarraga is most known for the almost perfect game he pitched in the 2010 season, but was lost on a blown call by MLB umpire Jim Joyce.
When New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman spoke with Mike Francesa of WFAN on Wednesday to talk about Mark Teixeira returning from a season-ending leg injury he suffered last August, Cashman said that he hopes the Yankees will benefit from 2016 being his walk season in free agency; Teixeira is in the final year of an 8-year, $180 million deal he signed in December of 2008.
On Wednesday, the Atlanta Braves signed former New York Mets reliever Carlos Torres to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training; the 33-year-old reliever chose the Braves over the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers.
New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks has said that he has taken great strides to improve his overall game and make himself more than just a fourth outfielder on the team; some think he could potentially have the skills to be an everyday player.
When asked about the idea of being a regular designated hitter for the team, New York Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran said that he prefers to be in the outfield as opposed to being a DH-only type; Beltran is entering the final year of his contract with the Yankees that he signed before the 2014 season.
The New York Yankees are reportedly in the mix to try and sign veteran first baseman Ike Davis to a minor league deal and potentially to be the backup first baseman for Mark Teixeira due to Greg Bird's season-ending injury; Davis was previously with the New York Mets and most recently, with the Oakland A's.
Retired New York Yankees outfielder and current Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson said that he thinks current outfield prospect Aaron Judge will be just fine after his struggles in Scranton this past season and said he pressed way too much during the 2015 season.
New York Yankees lefty starting pitcher CC Sabathia said that after his stint in rehab for alcohol addiction, he's felt the best he's been in at least three years and can't wait to get on the mound for the 2016 season.
Yankees’ Brian Cashman, Huge Devils Fan, on Hand for Martin Brodeur Night; ‘Mariano Rivera of Hockey’
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman was on hand for Martin Brodeur night at the Prudential Center in Newwark to watch the long-time goaltender of the New Jersey Devils have his number 30 retired; Cashman said that Brodeur was like the Mariano Rivera of hockey.