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Yu Darvish Blames Brett Gardner’s Parents After Yankees Outfielder Hits 2 Homers
July 29th, 2014 at 12:55 PM
Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish went there on Monday night when he blamed Brett Gardner's mother and father for creating such making such a great New York Yankees hitter. ***VIDEO1*** Darvish said it following the Rangers' 4-2 win over the Yankees in which Gardner homered twice, bringing his 2014 season total to...

MLB Trade Rumors: Phillies’ Marlon Byrd Open to Being Traded to New York Yankees
July 29th, 2014 at 11:36 AM
With the New York Yankees looking for upgrades for their offense before the July 31 trade deadline, one name that has continued to come up this week is Marlon Byrd of the Philadelphia Phillies. ***VIDEO1*** Byrd, who was a member of the New York Mets last summer and was traded at the...

Yankees Rumors: Rusney Castillo to Hold Private Workout with New York, Other Teams
July 28th, 2014 at 9:17 PM
UPDATE: Tuesday, July 29 at 2:30 p.m. ET Ben Badler of Baseball America is reporting the Yankees have indeed setup a private workout with Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo, although the exact date and time of the meeting isn't clear: According to conversations with several sources, Castillo has private showcases scheduled with at...

Alfonso Soriano not Ready to Retire After Release from New York Yankees in 2014
July 28th, 2014 at 5:38 PM
After Alfonso Soraino was designated for assignment and then released by the New York Yankees, it looked like the 38-year-old was at the end of the road for his career. ***VIDEO1*** But the veteran outfielder doesn't seem to be quite ready to hang up his cleats and is looking at a return...

MLB Trade Deadline: New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman Wise to Prioritize Offense
July 28th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
Since their starting five started dropping like flies, the New York Yankees' main focus has been on starting pitching. So much so that many people don't realize it's offense that is their biggest concern. ***VIDEO1*** If you don't agree with that then you don't agree with the Yankees' general manager, Brian Cashman. Cash...

MLB Trade Rumors: Yankees Looking at Josh Willingham, Alex Rios and Marlon Byrd
July 27th, 2014 at 1:11 PM
The New York Yankees are still looking to add some more bats to help their struggling offense and have three options that they are looking at right now. ***VIDEO1*** Jon Heyman of CBS Sports noted in his article that Josh Willingham of the Minnesota Twins, Alex Rios of the Texas Rangers and...

MLB Trade Rumors: New York Yankees a Potential Landing Spot for Phillies’ Marlon Byrd
July 26th, 2014 at 11:09 AM
The New York Yankees have been red-hot since they have returned from the All Star break, winning seven out of their last eight games and are getting themselves right into the thick of the playoff race. ***VIDEO1*** With the team looking for help on offense, the Yankees have been linked to several...

New York Yankees: Derek Jeter Trolls Ichiro Suzuki After 1st Homer of Season
July 25th, 2014 at 9:28 PM
Derek Jeter knows how to have some fun and the New York Yankees Captain displayed that after Ichiro Suzuki hit his first homer of the 2014 season on Friday night versus the Toronto Blue Jays. ***VIDEO1*** Ichiro's three-run jack was his first in 294 at-bats, which just goes to show how rare this...

MLB Trade Rumors: New York Yankees ‘not in On’ Dodgers’ Matt Kemp
July 25th, 2014 at 9:00 PM
The Los Angeles Dodgers are making outfielder Matt Kemp available to the highest bidder as the Major League Baseball trade deadline approaches, but the New York Yankees are not getting involved for the 29-year-old. ***VIDEO1*** Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com reported the rumor: Yanks are currently not in on Matt Kemp, according to a...

New York Yankees to Scout Cuban Outfielder Rusney Castillo on Saturday
July 25th, 2014 at 7:48 PM
The New York Yankees will be one of many teams on hand to scout Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo on Saturday in Miami, Florida. ***VIDEO1*** George A. King III of the New York Post has the latest on the workout, which ironically enough will be held at Alex Rodriguez Stadium at the University...

MLB Trade Rumors: Dodgers Trying Hard to Trade Matt Kemp; Could Yankees Be a Possible Fit?
July 23rd, 2014 at 11:18 AM
During the offseason, we mentioned Matt Kemp's name as a possible trade idea for the New York Yankees given the team's outfield situation. ***VIDEO1*** The Yankees in fact contacted the Dodgers and asked about Kemp in late November, but nothing ever came of it and the team focused on the free agent...

New York Yankees’ Carlos Beltran Could Resume Throwing Soon; Return to Right Field
July 21st, 2014 at 3:07 PM
Ever since his return from the disabled list in early June due to having bone spurs in his elbow, Carlos Beltran has been only able to play one position with the New York Yankees: designated hitter. ***VIDEO1*** It's due to the fact that he experienced pain in his elbow every time he...

Yankees Notes: CC Sabathia Feared for Career, Mo’s Son Unsigned, and Cool Stats
July 19th, 2014 at 8:19 PM
Here are some news and notes from the New York Yankees Universe. ***VIDEO1*** CC Sabathia Talks Surgery CC Sabathia's season will be over after he undergoes arthroscopic surgery on his ailing knee, but the big left-hander feared worse when he first came down with the injury, according to Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com: "I was very...

New York Yankees Activate Carlos Beltran from 7-Day Concussion DL; Batting 6th as DH Vs. Cincinnati Reds
July 18th, 2014 at 3:59 PM
When the New York Yankees were in town last week to play the Cleveland Indians, Carlos Beltran took a batting practice ball to the face, which had him land on the seven-day disabled list designated for concussions. ***VIDEO1*** Beltran hadn't played since Sunday, July 6 and stayed on the disabled list after...

Toronto Blue Jays ‘Checking In’ on Former New York Yankees’ Alfonso Soriano: Report
July 17th, 2014 at 4:51 PM
Earlier this week, the New York Yankees officially released Alfonso Soriano after he was designated for assignment by the team back on July 6 as a result of struggling terribly this season. ***VIDEO1*** In 67 games, Soriano hit just .221 with six home runs and 23 RBI with a .244 on-base percentage...

Babe Ruth and New York Yankees Dominate in 1st All-Star Game in 1933
July 15th, 2014 at 9:09 PM
Although it occurred 85 years ago, the first Major League All-Star Game was a huge success. The idea of baseball's stars gathering for a face off between the National and American Leagues, created a frenzy amongst fans. The game which was played as part of the 1933 Worlds' Fair, was intended...

New York Yankees’ Mark Teixeira Interviews Jacoby Ellsbury on ‘Foul Territory,’ Wants to Race, Talks About Beavers
July 15th, 2014 at 2:40 PM
On one of the latest installments of Mark Teixeira's spoof YouTube show called 'Foul Territory,' you continue to see his sense of humor displayed for everyone. ***VIDEO1*** In the segment, Teixeira interviews current New York Yankees centerfielder and teammate Jacoby Ellsbury, as Teixeira asked if he thought he was as fast as Teixeira...

New York Yankees Officially Release Alfonso Soriano; was Designated for Assignment on July 6
July 15th, 2014 at 12:17 AM
The New York Yankees had 10 days to either trade, option or release Alfonso Soriano after they designated him for assignment back on July 6. ***VIDEO1*** The Yankees weren't able to find a trade for Soriano, especially since he still had a no-trade clause in his contract and obviously, he wasn't accepting...

Babe Ruth’s Boston Red Sox Contract Sells for $1 Million at Auction
July 13th, 2014 at 1:10 PM
Babe Ruth's Boston Red Sox contract fetched seven figures at an auction this week, breaking the old record also set by the Babe. ***VIDEO1*** The contract was signed in 1918 by Ruth when he joined the Red Sox and it sold for a cool million dollars, according to Darren Rovell of ESPN.com. The...

New York Yankees Carlos Beltran Goes on 7-Day DL with Concussion; Recall Yangervis Solarte
July 10th, 2014 at 4:25 PM
What else could go wrong for the New York Yankees? After receiving devastating news, that their ace, Masahiro Tanaka would be placed on the 15-day DL on Wednesday, the Yankees injury curse continued later in the day. While taking batting practice before Wednesday night's game against the Indians, outfielder Carlos Beltran...