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Shawn Kelley’s Horse Head Mask a New York Yankees Good Luck Charm?
August 26th, 2014 at 2:05 PM
The New York Yankees are on a five-game winning streak and they have reliever Shawn Kelley's horse head to thank for it. ***PHOTO1*** Kelley apparently purchased the horse head on the internet one day and decided to rock it around his teammates. Ever since he first wore it, the Yankees haven't lost...

David Phelps Will Go to New York Yankees Bullpen After Return from DL
August 21st, 2014 at 2:21 PM
The New York Yankees will send David Phelps to the bullpen once he returns from his 15-day DL stint. ***PHOTO1*** Manager Joe Girardi told Brendan Kuty of NJ.com that the plan is for Phelps to go to the bullpen once he's officially back, which will help Phelps return to the mound sooner...

New York Yankees Rumors: Andrew Bailey Won’t Contribute in 2014 Season
August 16th, 2014 at 10:53 AM
UPDATE: Saturday, August 16 at 5:05 p.m. ET Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News is reporting that Bailey will certainly not pitch this year as manager Joe Girardi told the media Bailey has suffered setbacks in his rehab, although he didn't go into specifics: Andrew Bailey has “had some setbacks”...

New York Yankees David Robertson Nominated for 2014 Branch Rickey Award
August 15th, 2014 at 10:14 PM
New York Yankees reliever David Robertson has been nominated for the 2014 Branch Rickey Award. The Award recognizes professionals in Major League Baseball for exceptional community service. Former Yankee Dave Winfield was the recipient of the inaugural Branch Rickey award in 1992. Other past winners include Ozzie Smith, Paul Molitor,...

New York Yankees’ Shawn Kelley Completes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (Video)
August 14th, 2014 at 12:32 PM
New York Yankees reliever Shawn Kelley is just the latest person to take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. ***VIDEO1*** Kelley, who lost his grandfather to what is better known as Lou Gehrig's disease, helped raise awareness on Wednesday by taking part in the phenomenon sweeping the nation. Yankee pitcher Shawn Kelley...

New York Yankees’ Shawn Kelley Brutally Honest About American League East Chances
August 14th, 2014 at 8:45 AM
The New York Yankees' chances at the American League East are fading rapidly and reliever Shawn Kelley wasn't afraid to express that. The only problem is that it's at odds with what The Captain, Derek Jeter, believes. ***VIDEO1*** After Wednesday's loss to the Baltimore Orioles, the Yankees are now eight games out...

Matt Thornton Reacts to New York Yankees Allowing Washington Nationals to Claim Him
August 13th, 2014 at 11:09 AM
Matt Thornton, as was the rest of the New York Yankees Universe, was shocked to see the Yankees allow the Washington Nationals to claim him. Matt thornton pic.twitter.com/OhzCGcU3BE — Brian Lieber (@brianlieb14) August 7, 2014 Thornton spoke to Dan Martin of the New York Post about being placed on waivers by the Yankees...

Manny Banuelos Promoted to Class-AAA Scranton/Wilks-Barre; Could Be a Potential Yankees Call up Soon
August 11th, 2014 at 3:25 PM
For years, the status and progress of Manny Banuelos in the New York Yankees minor league system has been well tracked, especially because he's been considered one of their top prospects for several years now. ***PHOTO1*** From the time he was 17-years-old pitching in Class-A ball, Banuelos looked like he had the...

New York Yankees No Match for Esmil Rogers’ Phone on the Subway
August 8th, 2014 at 7:23 PM
Anyone who has ever been on the subway knows what it's like to not have service on their cell phone. For some, it's like jumping into a black hole never to be heard from again. ***VIDEO1*** Esmil Rogers was a victim of this when the New York Yankees tried to notify him...

New York Yankees Recall RHP Bryan Mitchell, Designate Matt Daley for Assignment
August 8th, 2014 at 3:09 PM
The youth movement continues in the Bronx as the New York Yankees have called-up right-hander Bryan Mitchell, who will take Matt Daley's place on the roster after he was designated for assignment. ***VIDEO1*** The Yanks' official Twitter feed broke the news: #Yankees recall RHP Bryan Mitchell from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and designate RHP Matt...

New York Yankees Pick Esmil Rogers to Replace David Phelps on Friday Vs. Indians
August 7th, 2014 at 5:52 PM
The New York Yankees have finally chosen a pitcher to replace the injured David Phelps on Friday versus the Cleveland Indians and it is none other than one of the newest members of the Bronx Bombers, Esmil Rogers (1-0, 5.84 ERA). ***VIDEO1*** The Yanks' official Twitter feed broke the news: RHP Esmil Rogers...

David Robertson Says New York Yankees Made Mistake not Signing Him in Offseason
August 7th, 2014 at 1:16 PM
The New York Yankees and their closer, David Robertson, will be at a crossroads this offseason when the 29-year-old becomes a free agent with the opportunity to leave the only team he's ever known. ***VIDEO1*** New York could keep Robertson in two ways: offer him a qualifying offer at around $14 million...

Joba Chamberlain Reacts to Hitting Derek Jeter in Yankees Vs. Tigers Game on Tuesday
August 6th, 2014 at 11:32 AM
When Detroit Tigers reliever Joba Chamberlain plunked his former teammate, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, he couldn't apologize enough on the field. After the game, Chamberlain apologized even more. ***VIDEO1*** Joba had expressed all week his excitement to have a chance to face Jeter, who the former Yankee has tremendous respect...

Joba Chamberlain Hits Derek Jeter with Pitch and Apologizes in Yankees Vs. Tigers Game
August 6th, 2014 at 9:38 AM
Joba Chamberlain was looking forward to a meeting with his former teammate, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, and when it happened in the 10th inning of a 3-3 ballgame Joba promptly plunked The Captain. ***VIDEO1*** The video is courtesy of MLB.com: Your browser does not support iframes. Clearly Chamberlain was trying to apologize...

Yankees GM Brian Cashman “Won’t Rule Out” Manny Banuelos, Others Being Called-up
August 5th, 2014 at 6:47 PM
Now that the New York Yankees have let Matt Thornton go to the Washington Nationals, the team needs a new left-hander in the bullpen and just so happens to have a few options in the minors to fill the void. ***VIDEO1*** Yankees general manager Brian Cashman named a few young players he...

Joba Chamberlain Talks New York Yankees, Changing Teams, and Growing a Beard
August 4th, 2014 at 5:33 PM
Joba Chamberlain was once a rising star in the New York Yankees organization before flaming out in his last two seasons with the team, and on Monday night he will make his first return trip to the Bronx since signing with the Detroit Tigers during the offseason. ***VIDEO1*** The story of Joba...

MLB Trade Rumors: New York Yankees Join Dodgers in Chase for Padres’ Joaquin Benoit
July 30th, 2014 at 6:46 PM
While the New York Yankees have been essentially stuck in their efforts to acquire another starting pitcher before the deadline, they're looking at strengthening the back-end of a very good bullpen. ***VIDEO1*** Jon Heyman of CBS Sports and WFAN has reported that the Yankees have joined in on the chase for San Diego...

Yankees Rumors: David Robertson May Accept Qualifying Offer After 2014
July 26th, 2014 at 6:30 AM
The New York Yankees have quite the dilemma on their hands when it comes to their star closer David Robertson, who is due to become a free agent after 2014. ***VIDEO1*** The most immediate dilemma will be whether or not to trade Robertson before the July 31 trade deadline. Doing so could...

New York Yankees Acquire Chris Capuano from Colorado Rockies for Cash Considerations
July 24th, 2014 at 7:33 PM
The New York Yankees starting rotation is currently stacked heavily with right-handed pitching due to CC Sabathia out for the season and Vidal Nuno being traded this past month. ***VIDEO1*** The team changed that on Thursday night just after their 4-2 win over the Texas Rangers, as the Yankees acquired lefty Chris...

New York Yankees Sign LHP Rich Hill to Minor League Deal; Assigned to Triple-A
July 17th, 2014 at 8:11 PM
The New York Yankees have made another move to add a pitcher, this time signing left-handed journeyman Rich Hill to a minor league deal. ***VIDEO1*** Chad Jennings of The LoHud Yankees Blog broke the news on Twitter: Yankees have signed LHP Rich Hill and assigned him to Triple-A to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. — Lohud Yankees Blog...