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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...

Dellin Betances not Pitching in MLB All-Star Game a Horrible Decision
July 17th, 2014 at 10:35 AM
New York Yankees reliever and rising star Dellin Betances made it to his first All-Star Game in 2014, however it was a horrible decision not to let the 26-year-old at least face a batter in the midsummer classic. ***VIDEO1*** Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell made the decision not to give Betances...

Dellin Betances’ Sick Numbers as New York Yankees Reliever Will Blow Your Mind
July 15th, 2014 at 6:25 PM
So, you think you know just how good New York Yankees reliever Dellin Betances has been this season? These stats will sure help if you don't. ***VIDEO1*** Mark Simon of ESPNNewYork.com had a killer article showing just how good Betances (4-0, 1.64 ERA) has been for the Yanks this season and why...

David Robertson, New York Yankees Have Had ‘Zero’ Contract Extension Talks
July 15th, 2014 at 1:39 PM
David Robertson fits the bill as an elite closer in Major League Baseball, but the New York Yankees have not approached him about a contract extension as the 29-year-old gets ready to hit the open market during the offseason. ***VIDEO1*** Robertson has been stellar in 2014 with the burden on his shoulders...

Joba Chamberlain’s Beard Out of Control After Leaving New York Yankees
July 13th, 2014 at 3:54 PM
While Joba Chamberlain was with the New York Yankees he wasn't allowed to grow a beard because of the team's policy about facial hair—but now that he's pitching with the Detroit Tigers, razors be damned. ***VIDEO1*** You see that picture above? That's what Chamberlain looked like when he was a reliever with...

New York Yankees Dellin Betances Notches His First Career Save
July 8th, 2014 at 5:18 PM
It seems like ages ago, when Dellin Betances was a member of the Killer B's, the trio of young pitchers who were anointed the saviors of the New York Yankees rotation. With Andrew Brackman out of baseball and Manny Banuelos working his way back from Tommy John Surgery, Betances, is currently...

2014 MLB All-Star Game: Masahiro Tanaka, Dellin Betances, Derek Jeter Make Cut
July 6th, 2014 at 7:48 PM
The New York Yankees will have two more representatives in the 2014 MLB All-Star Game as Masahiro Tanaka and Dellin Betances will each make their first appearance in the midsummer classic as rookies. The Yanks' public relations Twitter feed shared the good news: More congratulations out to @t_masahiro18 and Dellin Betances who...

New York Yankees’ Alfredo Aceves Suspended 50 Games for Failed Drug Violation
July 3rd, 2014 at 1:55 PM
It hasn't been a great second go-around for Alfredo Aceves with the New York Yankees in the 2014 season. ***VIDEO1*** After failing to live up to expectations while he was a reliever on the team, he was sent back to the minor leagues in early June; a minor league assignment he accepted...

New York Yankees Reliever Dellin Betances Could Make American League All-Star Team
June 29th, 2014 at 6:33 PM
New York Yankees reliever, Dellin Betances could make the American League All-Star Squad this season. As The Yankees play the Boston Red Sox this weekend, Boston and American League All-Star manager John Farrell, will get a first hand look at the Yankees reliever. ***VIDEO1*** Betances, who owns a 14.69 strikeout rate per nine...

New York Yankees: Dellin Betances was Almost a Basketball Player
June 25th, 2014 at 8:35 AM
He's one of the most dominant relievers in Major League Baseball today, but New York Yankees pitcher Dellin Betances almost chose the hardwood over the baseball diamond. ***VIDEO1*** That's right, Betances was a basketball player in high school, according to Brendan Kuty of NJ.com, and was even recruited by some schools to...

Yankees Notes: CC Sabathia Return Date, Carlos Beltran Feels Pain and Heath Bell
June 24th, 2014 at 6:55 PM
Here are some news and notes from the New York Yankees Universe. ***VIDEO1*** CC Sabathia Update The Yanks got some encouraging news today as CC Sabathia threw two innings in a simulated game and came away with no issues, as George A. King III of the New York Post reported. He threw 34 pitches...

Goose Gossage Receives Plaque in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium
June 22nd, 2014 at 9:50 PM
The New York Yankees honored Rich "Goose" Gossage with a plaque in Monument Park on Sunday. Gossage and Ron Davis teamed to become the first dominant set-up, closing tandem in baseball. ***VIDEO1*** In the early 1970's the closer role was relatively new in baseball and still developing. The Yankees were one of the...

New York Yankees: Adam Warren Would Love Chance to Start; Replace Vidal Nuno in Rotation
June 19th, 2014 at 9:52 AM
Vidal Nuno's spot in the New York Yankees rotation is in serious jeopardy, especially after his last outing against the Oakland A's where he was flat out terrible. ***VIDEO1*** Nuno, now 1-4 on the season with a 5.90 ERA; his ERA went up almost a full run after allowing eight runs in...

MLB Draft 2014: Mariano Rivera on New York Yankees Picking His Son (Video)
June 17th, 2014 at 3:14 PM
Mariano Rivera recently discussed what it was like for the New York Yankees to draft his son in the 2014 MLB draft. ***VIDEO1*** Mariano Rivera III was drafted in the 29th round of the draft with the 872nd pick. Like his dad, he is also a pitcher, only without the career success his father...

Tony Gwynn is Remembered by New York Yankees Legend Mariano Rivera (Video)
June 16th, 2014 at 10:24 PM
New York Yankees great Mariano Rivera reflected on the life and career of San Diego Padres legend Tony Gwynn. Rivera and Gwynn crossed paths during their respective careers with their two teams meeting in the World Series in 1998 when the Yankees topped the Padres in four games. Rivera got to...

New York Yankees: Can Heath Bell Rejuventae Career, Re-Discover All Star Talent in Bronx?
June 16th, 2014 at 2:58 PM
On Friday, the New York Yankees signed former All Star closer Heath Bell to a minor league deal and placed him with their Class-AAA Scranton/Wilks-Barre team with hopes of Bell finding his old form. ***VIDEO1*** Bell, whom the Yankees once had interest in three years ago at the trade deadline as bullpen...

New York Yankees: Wade LeBlanc Declines Assignment to Class-AAA Scranton/Wilks-Barre; Elects Free Agency
June 16th, 2014 at 12:04 PM
Wade LeBlanc's tenure with the New York Yankees was a very short lived one and he will be looking for a new place to call home in 2014. ***VIDEO1*** LeBlanc was claimed off waivers by the Yankees on June 3 from the Los Angeles Angels in a part of their bullpen shuffle...

New York Yankees Acquire Veteran Reliever David Huff from San Francisco Giants
June 11th, 2014 at 8:37 PM
The New York Yankees continued to re-tool their bullpen as they announced a deal that would bring David Huff back to the Bronx. The veteran reliever was claimed off waivers and acquired by the Yankees for cash considerations on Wednesday.  ***VIDEO1*** Huff spent last season with the Cleveland Indians before being claimed off...

New York Yankees Top Draft Pick Jacob Lindgren Could Make Major League Debut This Season
June 11th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
According to Jim Callis of MLB.com, the New York Yankees Jacob Lindgren could make his MLB debut as early as this season. Callis ranked the top five draft picks from this year's draft and placed Lindgren atop the list ***VIDEO1*** According to Callis, the Yankees who didn't own a first round pick, may have gotten...

New York Yankees are Playoff Tested Before October by Winning Close Games
June 11th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
The New York Yankees won another close game on Tuesday night, this time against the Seattle Mariners, as their offense failed to create some insurance runs for a more comfortable victory. ***VIDEO1*** That has been the case often this season. The Yanks carry small leads throughout ball games and ask their starters...