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American League Reliever of the Year Award to Be Named After Mariano Rivera
April 10th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Major League baseball announced yesterday they will give out a reliever award to a pitcher from the American League and National League. Previously only one pitcher was acknowledged from both leagues and the award was the MLB's Delivery Man of the Year Award. In the American League the award will be...

New York Yankees Organizational Transactions and Injury Updates 4-10-14
April 10th, 2014 at 10:28 AM
Here are the New York Yankees organizational transactions for the past 10 days and updated on injuries to the parent club. There were three transactions on April 1 infielder Brendan Ryan went on the 15 day DL with and upper back injury which was later diagnosed as cervical spine nerve issue....

After Shawn Kelley’s Implosion as Closer, New York Yankees Should Try Dellin Betances in Role
April 10th, 2014 at 12:22 AM
On Wednesday night, the New York Yankees got a second chance at what Shawn Kelley could offer them as a closer. ***PHOTO1*** On Monday, they saw what he could do with a two-run lead, but this time, he was inserted into a tied game and hoping he could keep the game tied...

Relievers Shawn Kelly and Adam Warren to Step up for New York Yankees While David Robertson is Out
April 8th, 2014 at 7:04 AM
After an off season where the future of the New York Yankees bullpen was in question, almost every scenario was raised. But one question that didn't come up, is the very one the Yankees are facing at this point in time. Who would close if David Robertson got injured? Unfortunately...

New York Yankees Minor League Affiliates Take Two Out of Three on Opening Day
April 4th, 2014 at 3:27 PM
The top three New York Yankee minor league affiliates had their Opening Day yesterday and Triple-A Scranton and Low-A Charleston came out with wins, while Double-A Trenton lost their first decision of the year. The (SWB) Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders garnered a 4-1 victory on the road against the Syracuse Chiefs. Scott Sizemore went...

David Robertson Shuts the Door and Picks up First Save as New York Yankees Closer
April 4th, 2014 at 5:41 AM
Many New York Yankees fans breathed a celebratory sigh of relief last night. Not only did the Yankees secure their first victory of the young season, but newly anointed closer, David Robertson took care of business in a swift and impressive manner. Entering the game with a two run lead, Robertson...

New York Yankees Relievers Dellin Betances and Vidal Nuno Impress on Opening Night
April 1st, 2014 at 11:15 PM
On a disappointing evening for the New York Yankees pitching staff in Houston, there was some cause for optimism. Although Yankees starter CC Sabathia was far from impressive, the rebuilt Yankees bullpen looked solid. Sabathia was pulled after pitching six innings against a Houston Astros team that he couldn't figure out. Sabathia tallied six...

New York Yankees Bring Back Alfredo Aceves; Signed to Minor League Deal
March 29th, 2014 at 4:07 AM
This past week, Alfredo Aceves opted out of his deal with the Baltimore Orioles and returned to where his Major League Baseball career started. ***PHOTO1*** On Friday, the New York Yankees brought back Aceves, as they signed him to a one-year minor league deal, as Jorge Castillo of the Newark-Star Ledger reported. "The...

New York Yankees 2014 Top 20 Organizational Prospects; No. 13 Jose Ramirez
March 27th, 2014 at 11:15 AM
The New York Yankees signed Jose A Ramirez in 2007 at the tender age of 17 out of the Dominican Republic.  In 2008 he played in the Dominican Republic League before coming state side in 2009 to play in the rookie Gulf Coast League where he was electric. In 64 innings...

New York Yankees 2014 Top 20 Organizational Prospects; No. 15 Mark Montgomery
March 24th, 2014 at 3:03 PM
Mark Montgomery was the New York Yankees 11th-round selection in 2011 out of Longwood. The right handed reliever has the make-up and pitches to eventually be an above average closer. Montgomery opened a lot of eyes his first two seasons with the organization. In 2011 he split time between Staten Island...

RP Dellin Betances Looks to Break Camp as a Member of the New York Yankees Bullpen
March 23rd, 2014 at 10:00 PM
Coming into the 2014 season, one of the biggest areas of concern for the New York Yankees, was the state of their bullpen. With Mariano Rivera's retirement, the Yankees pen was definitely in a state of flux. The promotion of David Robertson to the closer role, put the focus on...

New York Yankees SP David Phelps Keeps Pace in Bid for Fifth Rotation Spot
March 21st, 2014 at 12:55 AM
With everything to prove and nothing to lose, Michael Pineda has been spectacular in his bid to earn a rotation spot with the New York Yankees this spring. As well as the former Seattle Mariner has pitched, David Phelps has been right there with him, every step of the way....

New York Yankees RP Dellin Betances Continues Domination with Stellar Spring
March 11th, 2014 at 4:06 AM
Once touted as one of the next great Yankee starters, Dellin Betances continues to impress in the New York Yankees bullpen. Betances 25, has looked very comfortable in relief since making the switch last season. Now in his second year since moving to the pen, Betances is starting to find his...

New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman Encouraged with What He Sees So Far This Spring Training
March 10th, 2014 at 12:19 PM
During this year's New York Yankees training camp you are hearing words like cautiously optimistic, encouraged, promising and positive. General Manager Brian Cashman isn't doing a Sandy Alderson predicting wins, but he slowly is seeing a playoff contender taking shape. Cashman told the media this weekend he believes this team as constructed...

New York Yankees Young Arms Impressing Early on in Spring Training Games
March 1st, 2014 at 11:40 PM
The New York Yankee pitching staff has been the subject of much debate going into the 2014 season. With a rotation of CC Sabathia, Masahiro Tanaka, Hiroki Kuroda and Ivan Nova, the fifth spot has been a big mystery for the Bombers. Complementing the doubt for Yankee fans, is the current...

New York Yankees Continue to Bulk up Bullpen; May Sign Closer Joel Hanrahan
February 25th, 2014 at 6:20 AM
As the 2014 season approaches the New York Yankees are taking a closer look at the state of their bullpen. With depth and strength being  huge question marks heading into the season, the Yanks are looking at all available options. With the signing of Andrew Bailey yesterday, the Bombers are...

Newly Signed New York Yankees Reliever Andrew Bailey Fully Expects to Pitch in 2014
February 24th, 2014 at 5:15 PM
Over the weekend, the New York Yankees took a gamble to add a former top closer in the league when they signed Andrew Bailey to a minor league deal. Bailey is a former member of the Oakland A's and most recently, the Boston Red Sox, but he was non-tendered by the...

The New York Yankees Eagerly Await the Return of “The Killer B’s”
February 17th, 2014 at 12:26 AM
It was just a few years ago when the hopes of the New York Yankees farm system were tied to three "future pitching stars". Andrew Brackman, Manny Banuelos and Dellin Betances were supposed to bring the Yankees minor league system back to prominence. The three Yankee saviors were deemed "The Killer B's".  ***PHOTO1*** It...

Former Phillies Closer Ryan Madson to Throw for Scouts on Friday; New York Yankees May Be Interested
February 7th, 2014 at 9:15 AM
It's been a rough two years for former Philadelphia Phillies closer Ryan Madson, especially ever since he left the City of Brotherly Love. After a successful 2011 campaign in which he pitches to a 4-2 record with a 2.37 ERA and 32 saves, Madson cashes in on a one-year, $6 million...

New York Yankees Trade LHP David Huff to San Francisco Giants for Cash Considerations
January 24th, 2014 at 9:11 PM
On Thursday, the New York Yankees designated left-handed reliever David Huff for assignment to make room for newly-signed starter Masahiro Tanaka. On Friday, they shipped the 29-year-old out of town just after he lost his roster spot from the team. The Yankees sent Huff to the San Francisco Giants for cash...