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Toronto Blue Jays, Former Yankees Catcher Russell Martin Agree to 5-Year, $82 Million Deal
November 17th, 2014 at 12:40 PM
Two years ago, the New York Yankees let Russell Martin walk away as a free agent, as he ended up signing with the Pittsburgh Pirates. ***PHOTO1*** Two years later, the Yankees will see him at least 20 times a year, only this time, it will be on the other side of things,...

New York Yankees Trade Francisco Cervelli to Pittsburgh Pirates for Lefty Reliever Justin Wilson
November 12th, 2014 at 10:00 PM
The Pittsburgh Pirates are preparing themselves in case they lose Russell Martin to free agency and they've turned to an old trade partner for catching depth in case Martin bolts the Steel City. ***PHOTO1*** On Wednesday night, the Pirated acquired Francisco Cervelli from the New York Yankees in exchange for lefty reliever...

New York Yankees’ Brian McCann May Look to Bunt More During 2015 Season
November 10th, 2014 at 10:35 AM
While it's tough to call Brian McCann's first season with the New York Yankees a complete bust, it wasn't his best baseball either. ***PHOTO1*** Sure, he did hit 23 home runs and 75 RBI; both of which lead the Yankees (goes to show the lack of power in New York last year),...

Joe Torre Says Giants’ Buster Posey Could Be Like Derek Jeter as Next Face of MLB
October 21st, 2014 at 11:37 AM
Several players referred to Derek Jeter as not only as the captain of the New York Yankees, but the captain of baseball. That's the level of respect the now retired shortstop got from his fellow colleagues and players around the league over the past 20 years. ***PHOTO1*** So with Jeter now done...

New York Yankees Legend Yogi Berra’s Museum Burglarized; Police Investigating
October 9th, 2014 at 12:01 PM
UPDATE: Thursday, October 9 at 6:39 p.m. ET Bryan Hoch of MLB.com has the latest on the burglary of the Yogi Berra Museum, including the specific items that were taken: Thieves stole an undisclosed number of Hall of Famer Yogi Berra's World Series rings and two of his MVP plaques from the...

New York Yankees Keep Playoff Hopes Alive with Big Comeback in the Bronx
September 11th, 2014 at 12:19 PM
Left for the dead in the AL Wild Card race, the New York Yankees bats awoke last night at the Stadium. With all that has been said about the dormant New York offense, they answered the bell on Wednesday as they showed signs of life in the Bronx ***VIDEO1*** After giving up...

Austin Romine to Be Recalled by New York Yankees; Francisco Cervelli Dealing with Headaches
September 6th, 2014 at 12:14 AM
The Yankees already have three catchers on the major league roster with the September call ups, but because of Francisco Cervelli dealing with headaches, the team will call up a fourth catcher. ***PHOTO1*** Sweeny Murti of WFAN reported on Friday night during the Yankees 1-0 loss to the Kansas City Royals that...

Brian McCann Hit Below Belt with Foul Ball in Yankees Win Over Red Sox (Video)
September 4th, 2014 at 11:40 AM
Brian McCann got hit in a place no man ever should. ***PHOTO1*** During the New York Yankees' 5-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night, McCann was behind the plate when he took a foul ball between the legs. If not for a cup, things could have gotten really ugly: Your browser...

New York Yankees Announce Eight September Call-Ups
September 2nd, 2014 at 3:47 PM
The New York Yankees have officially announced their September call-ups. ***PHOTO1*** David Waldstein of the New York Times has the list: Yanks call up: Chris Young, John Ryan Murphy, Preston Claiborne, Bryan Mitchell, Chase Whitley, Rich Hill, Antoan Richardson and Chaz Roe. — David Waldstein (@DavidWaldstein) September 2, 2014 Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com also noted...

New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi Has Idea for MLB Plate-blocking Rule
August 31st, 2014 at 9:26 AM
Major League Baseball's new plate-blocking rule for catchers and baserunners has drawn a ton of controversy in 2014, but New York Yankees manager and former longtime catcher Joe Girardi has a solution. ***PHOTO1*** Girardi was asked about the new rule after one of his players, center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, was injured on...

Seattle Mariners Scout Addresses Jesus Montero Ice Cream Insult; Says ‘Isn’t How It’s Portrayed’
August 29th, 2014 at 5:11 PM
In one of the more bizarre incidents to come out in the news in recent time, former New York Yankees catcher and current Seattle Mariners hitter Jesus Montero, who is currently rehabbing at Class-A for the team was involved in an incident with a team scout on Thursday night during...

Former Yankees, Current Mariners’ Jesus Montero Fights with Scout Over Ice Cream Insult
August 29th, 2014 at 1:17 PM
Talk about a rather embarrassing situation for the Seattle Mariners organization and for former New York Yankees prospect Jesus Montero. ***PHOTO1*** While at a rehab outing for Class-A Everett on Thursday night, Montero was taunted heavily by a scout in the audience because of his weight issues and even went as far...

Brian McCann’s 10th Inning, 3-Run Walk Off HR Gives Yankees 7-4 Win Over White Sox (Video)
August 24th, 2014 at 11:57 PM
Heading into the 10th inning, the New York Yankees were trying to pick up David Robertson after he blew the save in the ninth inning on Sunday afternoon. ***VIDEO1*** The inning started out slowly with Martin Prado and Mark Teixeira striking out to Jake Petricka, but then Carlos Beltran doubled to left...

Martin Prado Soaks Yankees Reporter with Cooler After Brian McCann’s Walk-Off HR
August 24th, 2014 at 5:07 PM
The YES Network's Meredith Marakovits was at the wrong place at the wrong time. She was just about to interview New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann after his walk-off homer lifted the Bronx Bombers over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday when Martin Prado decided to crash the party: Your browser does...

New York Yankees Injury Updates: Masahiro Tanaka, Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran
August 16th, 2014 at 1:50 PM
Here are some of the latest updates on injured New York Yankees such as Masahiro Tanaka, Carlos Beltran and Brian McCann. ***PHOTO1*** Masahiro Tanaka's Saturday Bullpen Session Tanaka threw from a mound for the first time since his elbow injury and reports everything is fine. The next step will be throwing breaking pitches,...

New York Yankees’ Brian McCann Likely to Be Activated from 7-Day DL on Saturday Vs. Rays
August 14th, 2014 at 12:31 PM
Last weekend, the New York Yankees placed Brian McCann on the seven-day disabled list designated for concussions after the starting catcher took a foul ball straight to the facemask in the third inning of their game against the Cleveland Indians. ***PHOTO1*** With the seven days coming up on Saturday, McCann is feeling...

New York Yankees Place Brian McCann on 7-Day Concussion DL; Recall Austin Romine from Class-AAA Scranton
August 9th, 2014 at 12:16 PM
On Friday night, Brian McCann took a foul ball right to the front of his facemask from the bat of Mike Aviles, many of which compared it to getting punched right in the face and sent New York Yankees trainer Steve Donahue and manager Joe Girardi to check on McCann. ***VIDEO1*** McCann...

Bobby Murcer’s Game-Winning Hit After Delivering Thurman Munson Eulogy (Video)
August 6th, 2014 at 1:59 PM
35 years ago today, one of the saddest days in New York Yankees history was followed by one of the brightest moments after Bobby Murcer's special day and game-winning single propelled a Yankee team with a heavy heart to victory over the Baltimore Orioles. Murcer, who was a close friend to Thurman Munson,...

MLB Trade Rumors: Chicago White Sox Aren’t Interested in Dealing for Yankees’ Francisco Cervelli
July 31st, 2014 at 1:59 PM
The New York Yankees had been getting some calls on backup catcher Francisco Cervelli, but it looks like at least one team has crossed their names off the list as far as interest goes. ***VIDEO1*** Bryan Hoch of MLB.com has reported that the Chicago White Sox, who were once linked as to...

New York Yankees: Yogi Berra Chooses What His Walk-up Song Would Be
July 26th, 2014 at 9:00 PM
Walk-up songs are all the rage in Major League Baseball nowadays. One New York Yankees legend shared what his would have been if such an idea existed in his day. ***VIDEO1*** Yogi Berra's career didn't extend to the era of walk-up music. In fact, he thinks such a thing is silly; however...