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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...

New York Yankees Officially Release Brian Roberts on Saturday; was DFA’ed on July 31
August 9th, 2014 at 12:36 PM
When the New York Yankees traded Kelly Johnson to the Boston Red Sox for Stephen Drew at the trade deadline on July 31, it was the beginning of the end for Brian Robert' tenure in the Bronx. ***VIDEO1*** After the trade for Drew, Roberts got designated for assignment by the Yankees less...

Rusney Castillo, New York Yankees Ready to Talk Contract After Private Workout
August 9th, 2014 at 9:48 AM
After holding a private workout for Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo on Friday, the New York Yankees are interested in talking about a contract with the 27-year-old—but as a second baseman. ***VIDEO1*** That is according to George A. King III of The New York Post, who says the Yankees are one of the...

Brendan Ryan Makes Leaping Stop, Finishes with Ridiculous Barehanded Grab (Video)
August 5th, 2014 at 9:11 PM
New York Yankees infielder Brendan Ryan got the start at second base on Tuesday night versus the Detroit Tigers and didn't disappoint after making a fantastic grab that ended with him catching the ball with his bare hand. ***VIDEO1*** The Tigers batter was J.D. Martinez, and the outfielder got some good wood...

MLB Trade Rumors: New York Yankees Targeted Mariners’ Dustin Ackley at Trade Deadline Before Landing Martin Prado
August 3rd, 2014 at 2:41 PM
Ever since losing Robinson Cano to the Seattle Mariners, the New York Yankees have always had their eyes on Dustin Ackley; especially since he can play all over the baseball diamond. ***VIDEO1*** A second basemen by trade, Ackley can play first base, second base, left field, center field and can DH from time...

Stephen Drew Makes Fantastic Flip Play at 2nd Base for New York Yankees (Video)
August 2nd, 2014 at 6:54 PM
Who said Stephen Drew couldn't play second base? ***VIDEO1*** One of the newest New York Yankee infielders had never played at second base in the major leagues a day in his life before Friday, but on Saturday versus the Boston Red Sox he made a great athletic play that ended in a...

Stephen Drew Goes 0-for-4 in New York Yankees Debut; Lose to Boston Red Sox 4-3
August 2nd, 2014 at 12:32 AM
On Friday night, Stephen Drew would be playing in front of the typical crowd at Fenway Park that he would normally play in front of during the 2014 season. Only this time, it was in a different uniform. ***VIDEO1*** Fresh off being traded to the New York Yankees in exchange for Kelly...

Stephen Drew to Make Debut for New York Yankees Vs. Boston Red Sox on Friday; Will Bat 8th in Lineup
August 1st, 2014 at 4:31 PM
Just 24 hours after being traded from the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees, Stephen Drew will make his debut for the Yankees, and ironically enough, he will be playing against his old team in his debut. ***VIDEO1*** The lienup was released by Yankees manager Joe Girardi just hours before...