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New York Yankees 2014 Top 20 Organizational Prospect; No. 4 John Ryan Murphy
April 16th, 2014 at 1:59 AM
John Ryan Murphy (aka JR in 2013) was drafted 76th in the second round of the 2009 MLB First Year Player Draft by the New York Yankees. Murphy has moved ahead of Austin Romine in the catcher pecking order for Yankee prospects. Last season splitting time between Trenton and Scranton Wilkes-Barre...

New York Yankees Place Francisco Cervelli on 60-Day DL, Recall John Ryan Murphy, Sign Scott Sizemore to Major League Deal
April 15th, 2014 at 1:10 PM
When Francisco Cervelli came up holding his hamstring after beating out a ground ball on Sunday night, the worst was feared that the New York Yankees backup catcher would likely land on the disabled list, but at least the 15-day disabled list with the injury. It will be a little...

New York Yankees Smart to Stay Away from Stephen Drew, Kendrys Morales
April 14th, 2014 at 5:58 PM
Despite the New York Yankees dealing with some early injuries in key positions, it appears the team has no desire to sign two of the best free agents on the market in what amounts to a smart move. In an article by Wallace Matthews of ESPNNewYork.com, the Bronx Bombers will not...

New York Yankees Likely to Place Francisco Cervelli on 15-Day DL with Hamstring Injury
April 14th, 2014 at 11:28 AM
During the bottom of the fourth inning, New York Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli was running out a ground ball that was initially called an out, but after Joe Girardi challenged the call, instant replay showed that Cervelli was safe at first base and the play was overturned. However, on the play,...

New York Yankees: Brian McCann Breaking Out of Slump at Right Time
April 13th, 2014 at 4:01 PM
Brian McCann's first season with the New York Yankees hasn't been pretty by any stretch thus far. His .195 average through 11 games played is evidence of such. On Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium, McCann finally broke out of his shell against none other than the Boston Red Sox, which just...

Watch: Brian McCann Hits 1st New York Yankees Home Run Vs. John Lackey on Saturday
April 12th, 2014 at 3:27 PM
Brian McCann had gotten off to a slow start to the 2014 season, hitting all of .162 heading into Saturday's game against the Boston Red Sox. On Saturday, McCann hit his very first home run as a member of the New York Yankees when he hit a solo home run off...

Retired Yankees’ Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte Throw Out Ceremonial 1st Pitch to Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada on Opening Day
April 7th, 2014 at 3:44 PM
It had been almost three years since the "Core Four" of the New York Yankees had been on the same field. That four, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte and Jorge Posada; all played together since 1995 and won five World Series titles together. ***VIDEO1*** But ever since Posada retired after the...

New York Yankees Double-A Affiliate Trenton Thunder Ready to Defend Their 2013 Eastern League Championship
April 2nd, 2014 at 7:04 PM
Tomorrow night the Trenton Thunder begin their 71 game season in defense of their Eastern League Championship. Arm and Hammer Park will be rocking when the Thunder welcome the New Hampshire Fisher Cats for a four-game series to open the 2014 season. At the helm again is Tony Franklin with new hitting...

New York Yankees Top 5 Injury Concerns Going into Opening Day 2014
March 31st, 2014 at 6:01 AM
***PHOTO1*** Another season in Major League Baseball and another flurry of injury concerns for the New York Yankees to worry about. Injuries are apart of the game and inevitable, but some players on this year's roster are above the rest of their teammates when it comes to legitimate concern. Let's take a...

Francisco Cervelli Wins Yankees Backup Catcher Job in 2014; Beats Out Austin Romine, John Ryan Murphy
March 26th, 2014 at 3:02 PM
Last spring, Francisco Cervelli won the New York Yankees starting catchers job, but lost it due to a season-long injury and then a 50-game suspension due to his involvement in the Miami Biogenesis case. Then in the winter, the Yankees made a bold move to sign Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann...

New York Yankees 2014 Top 20 Organizational Prospects; No. 17 Luis Torrens
March 19th, 2014 at 2:00 PM
A name New York Yankees fans haven't heard till now is Luis Torrens. The 17 year old was signed for $1.3 million in 2012 out of Venezuela originally as a shortstop. New York quickly decided to convert him to catcher and that moved paid dividends quickly. In 2013 playing for...

New York Yankees C Brian McCann Takes Derek Jeter Approach in Response to Russell Martin’s Contract Criticism
March 19th, 2014 at 8:12 AM
Brian McCann was recently called an "expensive mistake" by current Pittsburgh Pirates and former New York Yankees catcher Russell Martin when referring to the 5-year, $85 million contract he signed over the winter. Martin's comments made him sound like he was a tad bit jealous and had a case of sour...

Russell Martin on Current New York Yankees C Brian McCann: He was an Expensive Mistake
March 19th, 2014 at 2:10 AM
A lot of people were very receptive to the New York Yankees signing of former Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann to a five-year, $85 million deal back in November. Some thought that the veteran catcher added some mental toughness to the position and to the team and he even got such...

New York Yankees C Brian McCann Faces Former Atlanta Braves Teammates
March 16th, 2014 at 11:07 PM
Born and raised in suburban Atlanta, Brian McCann has spent his entire life around the Atlanta Braves. As a prep star, McCann played his games in the shadows of his hometown team. When McCann a local standout was drafted by the Braves, most people thought that it would be a lifetime alliance....

New York Yankees C Francisco Cervelli Drawing ‘Lots of Trade Interest’; Could Be Dealt During Spring: Report
March 11th, 2014 at 2:52 AM
When the New York Yankees acquired Brian McCann this past winter to be their new starting catcher, it put all of the other remaining catchers that were on the team on notice and potentially to be had for the right price. Chris Stewart was the first one to go as he...

Former New York Yankee Gene Michael Compares Catcher Brian McCann to Yankee Legend Thurman Munson
February 28th, 2014 at 2:11 PM
When people talk about great New York Yankee catchers, one of the first names mentioned, is Thurman Munson. Munson was 32, when his career ended in a horrific plane crash on August 2, 1979. The former Yankee Captain was known for his grit, mental toughness and endless determination. Former Yankee...

New York Yankee Catchers Austin Romine and Brian McCann are Impressed with SP Masahiro Tanaka; “As Good as Advertised”
February 22nd, 2014 at 9:09 PM
Masahiro Tanaka threw 25 pitches in front of a New York Yankee contingent including, manager Joe Girardi and GM Brian Cashman on Friday. "I was pleased with what we saw, his stuff looked crisp" manager Joe Girardi said. He was caught by a few Yankee catchers including Austin Romine and Brian McCann....

Former Yankees Catcher Jesus Montero Shows up to Seattle Mariners Spring Training 40 Pounds Overweight
February 22nd, 2014 at 11:24 AM
A few years ago, Jesus Montero was the star prospect of the New York Yankees farm system with a very bright future ahead of him. ***PHOTO1*** In his brief call up with the Yankees in 2011, Montero showed major flashes of why many perceived him to be a future star in the...

Why Brian McCann Will Be the Next Great Catcher for the New York Yankees
February 7th, 2014 at 8:11 AM
After last season’s three-headed monster of Francisco Cervelli, Chris Stewart and Austin Romine for the New York Yankees, it will be a huge relief to have Brian McCann behind the plate. ***PHOTO1*** The seven-time All Star brings his big bat and solid defense to the Bronx. McCann, 29, inked a five-year,...

Five New York Yankees File for Salary Arbitration
January 17th, 2014 at 12:26 AM
Today was the final day for players to file for salary arbitration with figures to be exchanged by Friday with hearings slated to begin in early February.  The New York Yankees have five key players filing that include pitchers David Robertson, Ivan Nova, Shawn Kelley and position players Brett Gardner and Francisco...