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New York Yankees’ Didi Gregorius Won’t Platoon Despite Trouble with Lefties
March 1st, 2015 at 3:30 PM
Despite his past problems facing left-handed pitching, New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius will be an everyday player to start the 2015 Major League Baseball season. ***PHOTO1*** The left-handed bat of Gregorius struggled mightily in the average department last season, hitting to a .226 combined average. He was even worse against left-handed...

Mariano Rivera Jokes with Media That He’s Returning to New York Yankees in 2015
February 25th, 2015 at 5:20 PM
There is absolutely nothing funny about this. New York Yankees legend Mariano Rivera played a very cruel joke on the media and Yankees fans on Wednesday when he proclaimed he was back only to let us down a few seconds later. ***PHOTO1*** Rivera showed up to Yankees camp to do his job...

Ichiro Suzuki Happy New York Yankees’ Joe Girardi Isn’t His Manager Anymore
February 25th, 2015 at 1:30 PM
New Miami Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki was not happy as a member of the New York Yankees and manager Joe Girardi was a major source of that frustration. ***PHOTO1*** Suzuki was never thrilled with the way he was used while in pinstripes, as he was relegated to the role of a fourth...

Scott Rolen Helping New York Yankees 3B Prospect Eric Jagielo in Spring Training
February 25th, 2015 at 10:30 AM
New Vice President of Player Development for the New York Yankees, Gary Denbo, has brought some star power with him to spring training this season as he has enlisted the help of former Major League Baseball third baseman Scott Rolen to help mentor one of the organization's top prospects. ***PHOTO1*** That prospect...

New York Yankees’ Joe Girardi Declines to Share “Personal Feelings” on Alex Rodriguez
February 24th, 2015 at 5:00 PM
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi was asked a slew of questions about Alex Rodriguez on Tuesday, but there was one question he wasn't willing to respond to from the media. ***PHOTO1*** When asked about his personal feelings towards A-Rod, Girardi was guarded in his response and declined to discuss how he...

Joe Girardi Talks Alex Rodriguez Playing 1B, Relationship with Yankees Slugger
February 1st, 2015 at 10:00 AM
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi will look to add more flexibility to his roster in 2015 as he expects to talk to Alex Rodriguez about playing first base this season. ***PHOTO1*** The Yankees manager has stayed in touch with A-Rod this season, but he isn't quite sure what to expect from...

Mets Hitting Coach Kevin Long Voices Frustration with Yankees for Being Fired
January 17th, 2015 at 9:27 PM
Former New York Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long was none too happy about being fired by his old club as he prepares to embark on his new job as the hitting coach of the Mets. ***PHOTO1*** After a horrid season offensively, the Yankees decided to part ways with Long, who was the...

Joe Girardi Talks Rob Refsnyder, Jose Pirela Making New York Yankees Roster
January 17th, 2015 at 8:52 AM
The New York Yankees were very close to giving their second base job to a prospect out of spring training this season, but it was figured that competition was over following the signing of infielder Stephen Drew. ***PHOTO1*** Well, manager Joe Girardi doesn't exactly see it that way, and fully expects both...

Yankees New Hitting Coach Jeff Pentland Excited to Work with Alex Rodriguez in 2015
January 16th, 2015 at 8:55 AM
Before he was fired as the New York Yankees hitting coach, Kevin Long had talked about how he was excited to get to work with Alex Rodriguez when he returned from his season long suspension from 2014. ***PHOTO1*** That was until he was let go in October after seven years at the...

New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman Explains Why He Hired 2 Hitting Coaches
January 14th, 2015 at 10:23 AM
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman had another first in his career when he hired two hitting coaches for the 2015 season. ***PHOTO1*** The Yanks parted ways with former hitting coach Kevin Long during the offseason, who left for the Mets in Flushing. It took the Bronx Bombers a long time...

Yankees Announce Coaching Changes; Tony Pena to 1st Base Coach, Robby Thomson Bench Coach
January 12th, 2015 at 5:26 PM
With the hirings of Jeff Pentland, Alan Cockrell and Joe Espada to the New York Yankees coaching staff, the team has filled out the rest of Joe Girardi's staff for the 2015. ***PHOTO1*** On Monday, the Yankees announced that the team re-structured its entire staff for next season and it is as...

The Decline of the New York Yankees Offense
January 12th, 2015 at 5:06 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Yankees elected to hire two new hitting coaches to replace Kevin Long. Jeff Pentland will take over as the official hitting coach with Alan Cockrell coming onboard as the assistant hitting coach. The Yankees are hoping that the new coaches will help refresh the Yankees anemic offense....

Willie Randolph Reacts to New York Yankees not Hiring Him for Coaching Position
January 12th, 2015 at 2:55 PM
Willie Randolph was hopeful to get back on the baseball field this season as a coach, but that opportunity won't come with the New York Yankees, leaving the team's former second baseman disappointed. ***PHOTO1*** It was actually Randolph who reached out to the Yankees looking for an interview during their search, but...

Yankees Hire Former Marlins 3rd Base Coach Joe Espada as Infield Coach; Beat Out Willie Randolph
January 11th, 2015 at 6:09 PM
It had been reported that the New York Yankees had interviewed Willie Randolph for an unknown coaching position on the team. It was suspected that it could have been for the hitting coach or first base coach spots, but as it turns out, it was for an infield coach job. ***PHOTO1*** As...

New York Yankees to Hire Jeff Pentland as Hitting Coach, Alan Cockrell as Assistant Hitting Coach
January 11th, 2015 at 3:37 PM
UPDATE: Tuesday, January 13 at 10:38 p.m. ET Former Yankees manager Joe Torre gave new hitting coach Jeff Pentland a great endorsement, per Sweeny Murty of WFAN: New NYY Hitting Coach Jeff Pentland was Joe Torre's HC in LA. Torre says: "He's a guru. He absolutely loves to teach and talk hitting." —...

Marcus Thames Leaving Class-AA Trenton to Join Class-AAA Scranton/Wilks-Barre as Hitting Coach
January 9th, 2015 at 11:38 AM
UPDATE (11:40 a.m.): Marcus Thames will not be joining the New York Yankees coaching staff, as he will be taking the hitting coach position for the Class-AAA Scranton/Wilks-Barre RailRiders as their hitting coach. ***PHOTO2*** So, you can cross him off the Yankees coaching staff for the hitting coach or assistant hitting coach position. End...

New York Yankees Interview Willie Randolph for Position on Coaching Staff for 2015
January 6th, 2015 at 12:33 AM
Everytime Willie Randolph makes a return to the Bronx and dons the pinstripes for a day, it tends to get the Bronx faithful excited. It may have something to do with how he got treated at the end of his tenure as the manager of the New York Mets and...

New York Yankees Won’t Decide on Hitting, 1st Base Coach Until January, According to Brian Cashman
December 23rd, 2014 at 1:22 PM
The New York Yankees still have two coaching vacancies to fill for the 2015 season; hitting coach and 1st base coach. Those jobs became available when Kevin Long was fired and Mick Kelleher retired. ***PHOTO1*** The first base coach job has not garnered as much attention for the Yankees as the hitting...

Yankees Discussing Hiring Former Dodgers, Cubs Hitting Coach Jeff Pentland for Vacant Position
December 22nd, 2014 at 12:23 PM
We're approaching almost three months now that the New York Yankees are without a hitting coach for the 2015 season and mostly it's because all of their candidates have gone off the board in one way or another. ***PHOTO1*** Chili Davis was their first choice; he signed with the Boston Red Sox....

Former Yankees’ Raul Ibanez Withdraws Name from Tampa Bay Rays Manager Consideration
December 4th, 2014 at 1:12 PM
Up until Thursday, the Tampa Bay Rays had narrowed down their choices for their vacant manager job down to three: Raul Ibanez, Kevin Cash and Don Wakamatsu. ***PHOTO1*** The search is now down to two, as Mark Tompkin of the Tampa Bay Times has reported that Ibanez has pulled his name out...