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Mark Teixeira Expects to Play at Least 150 Games for New York Yankees in 2014
February 16th, 2014 at 10:05 PM
One of the many reasons why the New York Yankees had such a miserable 2013 season and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2008 was the near-season absence of Mark Teixeira. The All Star first basemen was active for all of 15 games due to a wrist injury that...

Albert Pujols on New York Yankees’ Derek Jeter: He’s Pretty Close to Being Jesus
February 13th, 2014 at 5:11 PM
There are so many different things you can use to describe New York Yankees captain and shortstop Derek Jeter. Yankee legend. World Series Champion. Iconic player. Future Hall of Famer. Overall great talent. Class act on and off the field. Los Angeles Angels first basemen and former MVP Albert Pujols added...

What to Make of the New York Yankees Infield?
February 5th, 2014 at 6:16 PM
Entering last season the New York Yankees had many questions regarding the infield. Who will play third base for Alex Rodriguez? Will Derek Jeter be healthy? Will Mark Teixeira be able to make it through the season without getting injured? Sound familiar? ***PHOTO1*** Fast forward to 2014 and many of the same questions still exist. So...

Former New York Yankees 1B/DH Lance Berkman Announces Retirement from MLB After 15 Seasons
January 29th, 2014 at 8:55 PM
On Wednesday night, long-time veteran first basemen Lance Berkman has announced that he is retiring from Major League Baseball, thus ending a successful 15-year career. Berkman came up to the majors back in 1999 with the Houston Astros and didn't become a full-time starter with the team until the 2000 season,...

What to Make of New York Yankees Infield for 2014
January 25th, 2014 at 3:38 PM
Entering last season the Yankees had many questions regarding the infield.  Who will play third base for Alex Rodriguez? Will Derek Jeter be healthy? Will Mark Teixeira be able to make it through the season without getting injured? Sound familiar? Fast forward to 2014, many of the same questions still exist. So...

Milwaukee Brewers Sign New York Yankees 1B Lyle Overbay to Minor-League Deal
January 21st, 2014 at 4:18 AM
Last week, the Milwaukee Brewers added a former Yankee player in Mark Reynolds, who signed a minor-league deal with the team. On Monday, the Brewers added a second Yankee player from 2013 to join their potential infield for 2014. The Brewers announced that they have signed former New York Yankees first...

Milwaukee Brewers to Sign Former New York Yankees 1B/3B Mark Reynolds to Minor-League Deal: Report
January 17th, 2014 at 7:10 AM
Mark Reynolds short tenure with the New York Yankees ended when they wouldn't offer him a guaranteed major league deal and thus, the veteran went shopping elsewhere for a new home and found one on Thursday night. Sweeny Murti of WFAN has reported that Reynolds will sign with the Milwaukee Brewers...

New York Yankees 1B/3B Mark Reynolds Likely to Sign Elsewhere for 2014 Season
December 24th, 2013 at 3:19 AM
The New York Yankees were interested in a reunion with Mark Reynolds for another season, especially since after how well he stepped into the final two months of the 2013 season and played well for the team, but it looks like that reunion will be unlikely. Mark Feinsand of the New...

Rakuten Golden Eagles Sign Former New York Yankees 1B/3B Kevin Youkilis to 1-Year Deal
December 20th, 2013 at 3:44 PM
Kevin Youkilis and Tom Selleck's character Jack Elliot from the hit 1990's movie, "Mr. Baseball" seem to have quite a bit in common these days. They were both postseason heroes approaching the later stages of their careers, both of which were playing for the New York Yankees when they were struggling...

Report: Seattle Mariners’ Kendrys Morales on the New York Yankees Radar as 1B/DH for 2014 Season
November 15th, 2013 at 1:50 AM
The New York Yankees are interested in a lot of free agent hitters this winter to add to their lineup for the 2014 season; Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran, Jacoby Ellsbury, Shin-Soo Choo, Stephen Drew and Jhonny Peralta are just a few of the names linked to the Yankees so far.   ***PHOTO1***   As...

New York Yankees 1B/3B Kevin Youkilis Still Aiming to Join Team in September
September 2nd, 2013 at 12:46 AM
In the 2013 season, Kevin Youkilis has become somewhat of a forgotten name for the New York Yankees; mostly because he's spent most of the year on the disabled list. He's played in all of 28 games for the Yankees this year and is currently on the DL recovering from back...

Report: New York Yankees not Pursuing a Trade for Minnesota Twins 1B Justin Morneau
August 21st, 2013 at 12:19 PM
Late Tuesday night, there were reports of the New York Yankees being interested in trading for Minnesota Twins slugging first basemen Justin Morneau, who has been on a tear as of late. ***PHOTO1*** After the initial report, Buster Olney from ESPN then reported on Wednesday morning that those reports weren't true and...

Report: New York Yankees Interested Again in Trading for Minnesota Twins 1B Justin Morneau
August 21st, 2013 at 12:54 AM
On Tuesday night, Justin Morneau had another solid performance for the Minnesota Twins, as he went 4-for-5 and hit his 15th home run of the season in a 6-3 win over the Detroit Tigers, which has caught the attention of the New York Yankees. ***PHOTO1*** Darren Wolfson of ESPN reported late Tuesday...

Mark Reynolds Batting 8th, Playing First Base for New York Yankees Vs Boston Red Sox on Friday
August 16th, 2013 at 4:07 PM
On Thursday night, the New York Yankees made a necessary move to add offense as they signed first/third basemen Mark Reynolds to a major league deal for the remainder of the 2013 season. ***PHOTO1*** On Friday night, Reynolds will make his debut for the Yankees when they play the Boston Red Sox...

New York Yankees Sign Former Cleveland Indians 1B/3B Mark Reynolds for Remainder of 2013
August 16th, 2013 at 12:14 AM
Last week, we at Yankees 101 wondered if the New York Yankees should go after the recently released Mark Reynolds, who was designated for assignment. On Thursday night, the Yankees thought it was the right move to make. ***PHOTO1*** Jon Heyman of CBS Sports and WFAN broke the news that the Yankees have...

Minnesota Twins 1B Justin Morneau Clears Waivers, New York Yankees Pass on Claiming Slugger
August 15th, 2013 at 1:22 AM
The New York Yankees offense could always use an extra bat in the lineup, especially one that could provide a power surge like Justin Morneau of the Minnesota Twins could provide. ***PHOTO1*** On Monday, the Twins placed Morneau on waivers, in which teams had 48 hours to put in a claim on...

Former MLB Player Jack Clark Accuses Albert Pujols of PED Use
August 9th, 2013 at 12:54 PM
The world of Major League Baseball quaked back in 2009 when it found out New York Yankees third basemen Alex Rodriguez had admitted to using performance enhancing drugs (PED's) in the past; something he's being tied to right now in the Biogenesis case. ***PHOTO1*** Major League Baseball might want to take cover...

Should the New York Yankees Consider Looking into Former Cleveland Indians 1B/3B Mark Reynolds?
August 8th, 2013 at 5:42 PM
The New York Yankees are at a crossroads right now in the 2013 season; sitting at 57-56 and in fourth place in the American League East. They've also lost the last six out of eight games, which is why they are now 11.5 back in the division and seven games...

Report: New York Yankees Checked in on Minnesota Twins’ Justin Morneau, Alfonso Soriano Trade Still Likely
July 24th, 2013 at 5:21 PM
The New York Yankees are checking out all options in the wake of both Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez's injuries, which have kept them on the DL for the majority of the 2013 season. ***PHOTO1*** The Yankees have already expressed interest in dealing for Chicago Cubs' outfielder and former Yankee Alfonso Soriano,...

Report: New York Yankees Inquired on San Diego Padres 3B Chase Headley
July 18th, 2013 at 12:01 AM
With less than two weeks until the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, the New York Yankees have started their search for more firepower for the second half, and for the second year in a row, they are interested in Chase Headley of the San Diego Padres. ***PHOTO1*** Jon Heyman of CBS Sports...