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New York Yankees Acquire Gregorio Petit from Houston Astros for Cash Considerations
April 1st, 2015 at 9:00 PM
The New York Yankees have acquired more infield help after striking a deal with the Houston Astros for Gregorio Petit. ***PHOTO1*** Acquiring Petit will only cost the Yankees cash and it's a move that'll bolster their infield that recently lost Brendan Ryan, who was slated to be the team's utility man this...

Pedro Martinez Predicts New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka Will Get Injured in 2015
April 1st, 2015 at 5:39 PM
Longtime New York Yankees rival Pedro Martinez thinks that Masahiro Tanaka will be unable to stay healthy in 2015. ***PHOTO1*** Andrew Marchand of ESPNNew York.com reported Martinez's comments. The Hall of Fame pitcher doesn't just think Tanaka will get hurt in the future, he thinks Tanaka is not fully healthy right now: “I...

New York Yankees’ Rob Refsnyder, Jose Pirela Unlikely to Replace Injured Brendan Ryan
April 1st, 2015 at 5:03 PM
New York Yankees utility man Brendan Ryan will almost assuredly start the season on the disabled list, but that doesn't mean either Rob Refsnyder or Jose Pirela will get his spot. ***PHOTO3*** Manager Joe Girardi has already suggested that Ryan being ready for the season is now a long shot, as the...

New York Yankees Announce Adam Warren Will Be No. 5 Starter in Rotation
April 1st, 2015 at 4:14 PM
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi officially has a rotation now that he has named a fifth starter, and his choice wasn't a surprise at all. ***PHOTO1*** His selection is none other than Adam Warren, who was one of several candidates vying for the spot after the original man for the job,...

MLB Players Polled on Opinion of New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez Returning
April 1st, 2015 at 4:00 PM
Major League Baseball players are clearly divided when asked about the return of New York Yankees designated hitter, Alex Rodriguez. ***PHOTO1*** ESPN polled major leaguers during the offseason to get their take on several subjects, including the return of Rodriguez after serving his suspension for PED use during the 2014 season. As was...

New York Yankees’ Brendan Ryan Carried Off Field with Calf Injury
April 1st, 2015 at 3:36 PM
UPDATE: Wednesday, April 1 at 9:12 p.m. ET Brendan Ryan has suffered a grade two calf strain, which could keep him out of action for up to eight weeks: An MRI performed today on INF Brendan Ryan showed a Grade 2 right calf strain. — Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) April 2, 2015 According to...

New York Yankees’ Austin Romine Acknowledges He Could Be Traded Soon
April 1st, 2015 at 2:00 PM
New York Yankees catcher Austin Romine fully realizes his days could be numbered in the Bronx. ***PHOTO1*** Romine has been competing for the backup catcher job with the Yanks, against fellow backstop John Ryan Murphy. Sadly for Romine, he hasn't done much to distinguish himself from Murphy and earn a spot on...

New York Yankees Confirm Who Will Take Derek Jeter’s Old Locker
April 1st, 2015 at 12:40 PM
The New York Yankees have finally made a decision on who will take Derek Jeter's locker. ***PHOTO1*** The early favorite for Jeter's locker was outfielder Brett Gardner, however he didn't come away with the honor and instead it will go to starting pitcher CC Sabathia. Daniel Barbarisi of The Wall Street Journal has...

Andrew Bailey Must Pitch Back-to-Back Games to Be Ready for New York Yankees Opening Day
April 1st, 2015 at 11:45 AM
With just two spots open in the New York Yankees' bullpen, reliever Andrew Bailey has a shot to make the team's Opening Day roster, although he has one more hurdle to jump before he can do so. Bailey has been quite effective this spring as he has yet to allow an...

Does Adam Warren’s Horrific Minor-League Start Give Chase Whitley Hope for Yankees’ No. 5 Spot?
April 1st, 2015 at 9:00 AM
New York Yankees starter Adam Warren looked to have the team's No. 5 spot in the starting rotation locked up, but did an awful minor-league outing on Tuesday give Chase Whitley another chance? ***PHOTO1*** Warren was rocked by a bunch of minor leaguers to the tune of five runs (four earned) on...

New York Yankees’ Jacoby Ellsbury to Play in Big-League Spring Training Game on Wednesday
March 31st, 2015 at 7:30 PM
New York Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury is set to return to action on Wednesday. ***PHOTO1*** Ellsbury has been out the past few weeks with an oblique strain and the goal was for him to get into a game by Tuesday to be ready for the season, which he successfully did in a...

New York Yankees’ Didi Gregorius Still Has Swelling in Wrist; Doubtful for Wednesday
March 31st, 2015 at 5:41 PM
UPDATE: Wednesday, April 1 at 1:07 p.m. ET Things are looking up for Gregorius and the Yankees as the shortstop says the swelling in his wrist is getting better and he plans on playing Thursday: Didi Gregorius said the swelling in his wrist is improving and he is "not worried" about it....

MLB.com Ranks 3 New York Yankees as Best at Their Position in American League East
March 31st, 2015 at 3:23 PM
MLB.com did an interesting list of the best players at each position in the American League East and three New York Yankees made the cut. ***PHOTO1*** Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com did the rankings and listed Masahiro Tanaka as the best starter, Brett Gardner as the best left fielder and, in a surprise...

Brian Cashman Says New York Yankees’ Dellin Betances Never Had Velocity Problems
March 31st, 2015 at 1:30 PM
All this talk of New York Yankees reliever Dellin Betances having velocity issues this spring is hogwash, according to general manager Brian Cashman. ***PHOTO1*** Along with lackluster numbers that have people concerned, Betances was also said to be throwing less heat than he did as compared to last season. Well, Cashman is here...

Derek Jeter Had Chance to Save David Ortiz from Embarrassment, but Didn’t
March 31st, 2015 at 11:45 AM
New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter was always Mr. Image. He always made the right decisions and was always seen in the best light possible. It's a shame for David Ortiz that Jeter didn't follow the same guidelines when he published Ortiz's ridiculous The Players' Tribune article. ***PHOTO1*** Ortiz made himself look...

New York Yankees’ Brett Gardner Uses His Bat for Everything: Video
March 31st, 2015 at 10:40 AM
New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner had a lot of success with the bat in 2014, and now we know why. Your browser does not support iframes. It seems Gardy and his bat have a close relationship because as you can see, Gardner uses his bat to do just about everything he...

Brian Cashman Hints Didi Gregorius and Brendan Ryan Will Platoon for New York Yankees at Shortstop
March 31st, 2015 at 9:00 AM
All spring long we've been made to believe that the New York Yankees would go with Didi Gregorius as the everyday shortstop sans platoon, however general manager Brian Cashman seems to have a different plan. ***PHOTO3*** Earlier in the spring, manager Joe Girardi seemed to lockdown the fact that Gregorius was going...

New York Yankees Prospect Jacob Lindgren Played ‘Big Chunk’ in Rap Music Video
March 30th, 2015 at 6:00 PM
New York Yankees prospect Jacob Lindgren has been dubbed "Strikeout Factory" for his insane ability to strike batters out, but you may not have known he has another talent. Well, maybe we won't call it a talent as much as it was an experiment for the 22-year-old, who once played a...

New York Yankees Hire Tino Martinez as Minor League Instructor: Report
March 30th, 2015 at 4:54 PM
The New York Yankees are bringing back one of their own with the hiring of former first baseman Tino Martinez. ***PHOTO1*** Martinez played with the Yankees from 1996-2001, and once again in 2005, making him one of the more memorable Yankees players from that era. Now Martinez will be giving the Yanks' prospects...

New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez Wants to Emulate Keith Hernandez at 1st Base
March 30th, 2015 at 11:55 AM
If New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez could emulate one person at first base this season, it would be one of his heroes growing up, former New York Mets first baseman Keith Hernandez. ***PHOTO2*** Rodriguez made his first base debut on Sunday and it was rather uneventful, however it shows that...