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New York Yankees’ Jacoby Ellsbury Set for Game Action on Tuesday After On-Field BP
March 29th, 2015 at 4:00 PM
New York Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury is all set for game action after he enjoyed a successful round of on-field batting practice on Saturday as the next step in his rehab process from a mild oblique strain. ***PHOTO1*** Ellsbury hasn't played in a game since March 15 and was sidelined from baseball...

New York Yankees’ Stephen Drew Getting Hot in Stretch Run of Spring Training
March 29th, 2015 at 2:00 PM
Stephen Drew has been attacked all spring long for putting up lackluster numbers, but now the New York Yankees starting second baseman is beginning to catch fire at just the right time. ***PHOTO1*** In his first eight games, Drew was just 2-19 with zero RBI and hitting a dreadful .105. Since then, Drew...

New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez Had Only Used His 1st Base Glove Once Before Saturday?
March 29th, 2015 at 12:30 PM
With New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez set to expand his horizons on Sunday by playing first base in a game for the first time in his career, you would think the glove he plans on using would be well-worked. ***PHOTO1*** That isn't exactly the case for the 39-year-old, who has...

New York Yankees’ CC Sabathia Drops F-Bomb in Frustration After Bad Spring Training Start
March 28th, 2015 at 5:45 PM
The frustration of ineffective pitching is starting to get to CC Sabathia, as the New York Yankees pitcher dropped an expletive after his rocky outing on Saturday. ***PHOTO1*** Sabathia took the mound in a minor-league spring training game and didn't do so well against the Pittsburgh Pirates' Triple-A affiliate, allowing four runs...

New York Yankees Fire George Steinbrenner’s Son-in-Law, Who May Have Driven Yoan Moncada Away
March 28th, 2015 at 4:34 PM
The New York Yankees have reportedly done away with George Steinbrenner's son-in-law, Felix Lopez, who is married to The Boss' youngest daughter, Jessica. ***PHOTO1*** Lopez actually held a position with the Yankees, giving him the title of "Executive Vice President/Chief International Officer." Apparently that seemingly cushy job is gone as the Yanks told...

New York Yankees’ Didi Gregorius Injures Wrist During Spring Game Vs. Baltimore Orioles
March 28th, 2015 at 2:45 PM
UPDATE: Saturday, March 28 at 4:03 p.m. ET X-rays on Gregorius' wrist are negative and manager Joe Girardi hopes he can return to action on Wednesday: ***PHOTO2*** End of Update Original Text New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius had a scare during the second inning of the team's spring training game versus the Baltimore Orioles...

Rob Refsnyder, Luis Severino Win New York Yankees Kevin Lawn Award for Best Player, Pitcher
March 28th, 2015 at 1:25 PM
Two of the brightest stars in the New York Yankees minor-league system were confirmed on Saturday as second baseman Rob Refsnyder and starting pitcher Luis Severino were named the organization's best minor-league players. ***PHOTO1*** The honor, which is called the Kevin Lawn Award, is handed out to the best position player and...

New York Yankees Fan Can’t Figure Out How to Put on Poncho: Video
March 28th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
There was a lot of rain on Friday afternoon for the New York Yankees spring training matchup versus the Philadelphia Phillies, but there was an ever bigger problem with a certain feisty poncho and its owner. Your browser does not support iframes. The rain ended up canceling the game early, so clearly...

New York Yankees’ Jacoby Ellsbury Ready for On-Field BP After Successful Indoor Session
March 28th, 2015 at 9:50 AM
New York Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury took his next step towards the field on Friday when he completed a successful indoor batting practice session. ***PHOTO2*** Next up for Ellsbury is to get on the actual field and take batting practice on Saturday (the tweet below is from Friday evening). ***PHOTO1*** Ellsbury originally injured himself...

Aaron Judge’s Massive Size Described by New York Yankees’ Big Leaguers: Video
March 27th, 2015 at 4:00 PM
The New York Yankees major league players got a firsthand look at prospect Aaron Judge this spring and the reviews of the 22-year-old all have one commom theme: he's a massive human being. ***PHOTO1*** Judge stands at 6-foot-7 and weighs-in at 230 lbs., so his measurements speak for themselves; however sometimes you...

Joe Girardi Making Excuses for CC Sabathia not Starting Opening Day for New York Yankees?
March 27th, 2015 at 2:00 PM
While we all know why CC Sabathia isn't the New York Yankees' Opening Day starter, manager Joe Girardi has a different explanation. ***PHOTO1*** Sabathia is no longer the best pitcher on the Yankees and he hasn't been in two full seasons thanks to injury and ineffectiveness. Masahiro Tanaka has passed him by...

New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez Set to Make 1st Base Debut on Sunday
March 27th, 2015 at 12:07 PM
New York Yankees designated hitter and budding utility man Alex Rodriguez will get his first look at first base in a game this spring. ***PHOTO2*** It has been talked about for months now, but finally A-Rod getting reps at first base is becoming a reality, as he will do so this coming...

Hal Steinbrenner Says New York Yankees Prospects Bird, Judge, Severino Possible for Majors in 2015
March 27th, 2015 at 9:03 AM
New York Yankees managing general partner and co-chairman Hal Steinbrenner sat down with Mike Francesa on WFAN radio in New York and discussed the overall state of the team in 2015. ***PHOTO2*** Among the topics covered were the young prospects in the team's organization, who drew rave reviews from the son of...

New York Yankees SS Didi Gregorius Getting Rave Reviews from Teammates
March 26th, 2015 at 6:00 PM
The incredible defensive abilities of New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius are already earning him the type of praise that Derek Jeter never received. ***PHOTO1*** Gregorius is only 25 years old, but his wizardry with the glove is distinguishing him from Jeter. The Captain took a lot of criticism from the sabermetrics...

New York Yankees’ Jacoby Ellsbury Must Get in Game by Tuesday to Be Ready for Season
March 26th, 2015 at 5:00 PM
If Jacoby Ellsbury wants to be ready for the New York Yankees Opening Day game on April 6 versus the Toronto Blue Jays, he must start playing in games by next week. ***PHOTO1*** Yankees manager Joe Girardi talked about his outfielder, who is dealing with a mild oblique strain and just recently...

New York Yankees Release Jared Burton and His Mustache from Minor League Contract
March 26th, 2015 at 3:40 PM
Reliever Jared Burton sported a fantastic mustache while trying out for the New York Yankees roster, but it simply wasn't enough to get him on the team. ***PHOTO2*** The Yanks have granted Burton an unconditional release from his minor-league deal, which he signed during the offseason: ***PHOTO1*** Burton was vying for a spot in...

New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez Praised by MLB Commish Rob Manfred for Good Play
March 26th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
New York Yankees fans aren't the only ones noticing how well Alex Rodriguez is playing during spring training. ***PHOTO2*** The soon-to-be 40-year-old has found the fountain of youth thus far in exhibition play, as he's sporting a .290 average with two homers and three RBI. To dispell his purported problems catching up...

New York Yankees Reliever Chris Martin Gave Jose Pirela His 1st Concussion
March 26th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
New York Yankees prospect Jose Pirela suffered a concussion in an ugly collision with the wall in center field on Sunday, but that wasn't the first he has ever experienced--and ironically enough a fellow Yankee at camp gave him his first. ***PHOTO1*** Chris Martin was acquired from the Colorado Rockies in January...

Top 3 New York Yankees Prospects Most Deserving of Big-League Job
March 26th, 2015 at 10:57 AM
Some New York Yankees prospects lasted longer than others this spring, however some really stood out above the rest and were most deserving of a spot on the Yanks' big-league roster. Jacob Lindgren If there was one Yankees prospect who you could say has the best chance of making the team it's...

New York Yankees Should Choose Andrew Miller or Nobody for Closer’s Role
March 26th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
With the spring Dellin Betances is having, the New York Yankees would be wise to go with Andrew Miller as the team's closer should manager Joe Girardi actually make a decision. ***PHOTO1*** The possibility stands that Girardi will not make a decision and instead go with a dual closer situation. This way...