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MLB Hot Stove: New York Yankees Could Still Look to Add 2nd Basemen This Winter
December 19th, 2014 at 11:25 PM
Before Friday, Martin Prado was expected to be the New York Yankees starting second basemen at the beginning of the season, but the trade that sent him to the Miami Marlins ended that expectation. ***PHOTO1*** Instead, the Yankees are right where they were a year earlier when Robinson Cano bolted out of...

MLB Rumors: New York Yankees to Have Competition for 2nd Base Involving Prospects
December 19th, 2014 at 1:50 PM
With the deal sending Martin Prado and David Phelps to the Miami Marlins for Garrett Jones and Nathan Eovaldi, the New York Yankees are left with a hole on the right side of their infield that they plan to fill with an open competition that will involve some of their...

Yankees Agree to Trade Martin Prado, David Phelps to Marlins for Nathan Eovaldi, Garrett Jones
December 19th, 2014 at 1:31 PM
UPDATE: Friday, December 19 at 4:30 p.m. ET Yankees GM Brian Cashman has shared his thoughts on newly acquired pitcher Nathan Eovaldi and first baseman/outfielder Garrett Jones, as well as prospect Domingo German, per Jack Curry of YES Network: Cashman said Eovaldi "has a good arm and he's young and we felt...

New York Yankees’ Chase Headley Deal Blocks Prospects from Regular Playing Time
December 15th, 2014 at 12:46 PM
As the New York Yankees finalize their four-year deal with third baseman Chase Headley, the pact ends any hope of regular playing time for one of the organization's top young prospects. ***PHOTO1*** The deal that Headley signs will be worth $52 million and was first reported on by Jon Heyman of CBS...

Miami Marlins Sign New York Yankees Infielder Scott Sizemore to Minor League Deal
December 13th, 2014 at 11:35 AM
During the 2014 season, Scott Sizemore briefly got the chance to play for the New York Yankees, but his time was mostly in the minor leagues. On Friday, he'll get the chance to compete for more playing time elsewhere next season. ***PHOTO1*** Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported that the Miami Marlins...

MLB Rumors: Yankees with “Significant” Presence at Yoan Moncada Workout
November 16th, 2014 at 8:13 PM
The New York Yankees have whiffed (whether intentionally or not) on every recent Cuban defector to enter the states, and infielder Yoan Moncada could be the next one the Yankees come up short on. ***PHOTO1*** The 19-year-old Moncada worked out for several teams in Guatemala on Wednesday, showcasing his ability to field...

MLB Trade Rumors: New York Yankees Have Inquired on Angels 2B Howie Kendrick; Trade Unlikely
November 13th, 2014 at 12:27 PM
The New York Yankees are looking for help at second base and they've liked Los Angeles Angels second basemen Howie Kendrick, especially since they've watched him tear them up for years. ***PHOTO1*** Jon Heyman of CBS Sports has reported that the Yankees have in fact inquired on possible trading for Kendrick, but...

Former New York Yankees 2B Brian Roberts Officially Retires from Baseball After 14 Years
October 18th, 2014 at 3:12 AM
For 13 years, Brian Roberts spent most of his career as a member of the Baltimore Orioles. The 14th year of his career, he spent it with the New York Yankees, although it didn't go the way he had planned.' ***PHOTO1*** After signing a one-year deal back in December and hitting just...

New York Yankees Martin Prado Undergoes Emergency Appendectomy; is Done for Season
September 16th, 2014 at 12:12 PM
The injuries continue to mount for the 2014 New York Yankees. Martin Prado who was already playing through a hamstring injury, has undergone an emergency appendectomy and will miss the rest of the 2014 season. The Yankees signed Minor League infielder Jose Pirela to a Major League contract and added...

New York Yankees’ Martin Prado Out Indefinitely with Hamstring Injury
September 10th, 2014 at 8:03 AM
The potential loss of Brett Gardner for perhaps the rest of the 2014 season is a crushing enough blow as it is for the New York Yankees. Now, they have another one of their more productive hitters out as well. ***PHOTO1*** Martin Prado has been plagued by a hamstring injury and will...

Stephen Drew Likely Won’t Be Derek Jeter’s Successor as New York Yankees Shortstop in 2015
September 3rd, 2014 at 10:12 AM
With now 26 games left to play and playoff hopes fading with each passing day, the New York Yankees have been taking inventory on who they might want to bring back from their summer acquisitions. ***PHOTO1*** Both Chase Headley and Brandon McCarthy have certainly earned possible contract offers and extensions from the...

Why New York Yankees Didn’t Bid on Cuban Defector Rusney Castillo
August 24th, 2014 at 11:40 AM
While the New York Yankees were heavily involved in scouting Rusney Castillo from day one, they were not one of the teams to make the Cuban outfielder an offer. ***PHOTO1*** Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Yankees didn't even place a bid, despite reports to the contrary saying...

Boston Red Sox Favorites for Rusney Castillo; Yankees Falling Out of Picture
August 22nd, 2014 at 10:14 AM
There is plenty of competition for Cuban-born outfielder Rusney Castillo, but it appears the Boston Red Sox are trying vigorously to sign him and are emerging as the favorites in the sweepstakes. ***PHOTO1*** Jon Heyman of CBS Sports says the Red Sox are still "heavily involved" and are attempting to beat out...

Robinson Cano Talks About Leaving New York Yankees for Seattle Mariners
August 22nd, 2014 at 9:49 AM
With October baseball rapidly approaching, Robinson Cano still doesn't regret leaving the sputtering New York Yankees for the Seattle Mariners. ***PHOTO1*** And why would he? After all, the Mariners gave him more money and are now in the hunt for a playoff spot as they sit just a half game back of...

Rusney Castillo Contract Could Be Worth $50-60 Million; Yankees Seen as Finalists
August 20th, 2014 at 5:26 PM
As was expected, the Rusney Castillo sweepstakes has become a mess of rumors and speculation that hasn't come to an end just yet. ***PHOTO1*** Yesterday, it looked like Castillo was going to the Chicago Cubs, per ESPN's Buster Olney. Two folks involved in the Rusney Castillo bidding view the Cubs as the most...

Cuban Free Agent Rusney Castillo Likely to Sign with Chicago Cubs, not New York Yankees: Report
August 19th, 2014 at 6:42 PM
It looks like the Chicago Cubs, not the Philadelphia Phillies, may have appeared to be the new front runners to land Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo. ***VIDEO1*** Buster Olney of ESPN reported on Tuesday night that the Cubs appear to be the team to land Castillo, beating out five other teams for his...

Rusney Castillo ‘Moving Quickly’ to Sign; Reports Differ on Favorite to Land Him
August 18th, 2014 at 8:34 PM
Rusney Castillo was expected to make a decision on which team to sign with this week and the Cuban defector is trying to work as quickly as possible to make that decision. ***PHOTO1*** Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald has the latest: Heard Cuban OF/INF Rusney Castillo is moving quickly toward a decision....

Rusney Castillo Decision May Come Next Week; New York Yankees “Major Players”
August 15th, 2014 at 5:35 PM
The finish line is rapidly approaching for the Rusney Castillo sweepstakes. ***PHOTO1*** Along with the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers, the New York Yankees are viewed as one of the "major players" for the 27-year-old Cuban defector, per Joel Sherman of the New York Post: But chance to sign 27-yr-old without draft...

New York Yankees Have Deadline to Offer Rusney Castillo a Contract
August 12th, 2014 at 5:24 PM
The New York Yankees have until the end of the week to offer a contract to Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo if they have not done so already. ***VIDEO1*** George A. King III of the New York Post has the latest: If the Yankees want in on the bidding war for Rusney Castillo, they will...

MLB Rumors: Orioles not Interested in Brian Roberts After Release from Yankees
August 12th, 2014 at 1:36 PM
Many people have speculated that second baseman Brian Roberts was on his way back to the Baltimore Orioles after being designated for assignment and then released by the New York Yankees, but it doesn't look like that will happen. ***VIDEO1*** Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun is reporting that the Orioles are...