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New York Yankees Interested in Reunion with Royals’ Raul Ibanez for Hitting Coach Job: Report
October 29th, 2014 at 5:55 PM
The New York Yankees have gone almost an entire month without filling the void for their hitting coach spot; that is ever since they relieved Kevin Long of those duties earlier in the month after seven years with the team. ***PHOTO1*** The Yankees appear to be waiting for the end of the...

Giants Playoff Hero Travis Ishikawa: New York Yankees Treated Me Really Well
October 21st, 2014 at 12:17 PM
Last week, Travis Ishikawa made himself a hero around the Bay Area and will now forever like in playoff history when he smacked the game-winning three-run home run in Game 5 of the NLCS against Michael Wacha of the St. Louis Cardinals; a home run that sent the San Francisco...

New York Yankees Prospect Aaron Judge Gets Rave Reviews in Arizona Fall League
October 18th, 2014 at 3:59 PM
New York Yankees prospect Aaron Judge is a big dude, and he stands as one of the best big guys playing in the Arizona Fall League this year, according to one talent evaluator who has been watching him. ***PHOTO1*** Jim Callis of MLB.com did a comparison between one of the Yanks' most...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Orioles’ Nick Markakis Listed as Right Field Option for Yankees
October 17th, 2014 at 10:31 AM
On Thursday afternoon, it was announced that the Baltimore Orioles would be turning down their $17.5 million option on starting right fielder Nick Markakis, thus making him a free agent for the first time in his career. ****PHOTO1*** While some would think the Orioles would try to work out a deal with...

MLB Rumors: Orioles to Give Nelson Cruz Qualifying Offer; Would Cost Yankees Draft Pick If Signed
October 16th, 2014 at 12:13 PM
Nelson Cruz is one of several hitters about to hit the free agent market once free agency kicks off five days after the World Series ends and teams like the New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners are possibly eyeing up trying to land the 34-year-old slugger. ***PHOTO1*** The Baltimore Orioles, fresh off...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yankees Still Expected to Pursue Nelson Cruz Despite Orioles Contract Attempts
October 12th, 2014 at 3:01 PM
Currently, the Baltimore Orioles are desperately trying to lock up leading home run hitter Nelson Cruz with an extension that will keep him in Baltimore past the 2014 season, but given the way his season has gone, he might want to head into free agency and cash in on his...

Chris Young Talks About New York Yankees and Potential Return in 2015
October 11th, 2014 at 9:12 AM
The New York Yankees got an unexpected spark from a late-season acquisition after they signed Chris Young to a minor-league deal when rosters expanded back in September. ***PHOTO1*** Young, who had spent the majority of the season as a major disappointment with the New York Mets, needed a fresh start after hitting...

New York Yankees Carlos Beltran Sells Florida Home for Record Price
October 10th, 2014 at 2:57 PM
Carlos Beltran signed a three year $45 million dollar deal with the New York Yankees this past off-season. On Friday, Beltran added another $4.1 million to the tally as he sold his Florida mansion for a record price. ***VIDEO1*** According to Samantha Joseph of the Daily Business Review, Beltran has sold the...

MLB Trade Rumors: Dodgers “Shopping” Yasiel Puig; Would Yankees Have Interest?
October 10th, 2014 at 8:50 AM
This may rank up there as one of the more odd rumors to come out, but it's out there and if you think about the circumstances surrounding the Los Angeles Dodgers, it's not the craziest thing to ever be reported. ***PHOTO1*** Following their elimination at the hands of the St. Louis Cardinals...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Baltimore Orioles ‘Pushing’ to Extend Nelson Cruz; Considered a Yankees Target
October 9th, 2014 at 1:56 PM
According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Baltimore Orioles are pushing to complete an extension of potential free agent, Nelson Cruz. Rosenthal's report comes on the heels of the O's re-signing of shortstop J.J. Hardy He was signed this off-season as a free agent by the Orioles to a one...

2015 MLB Free Agents: Yankees Must Make Offense No. 1 Priority in Offseason
October 6th, 2014 at 3:09 PM
A lot of the early chatter during the New York Yankees' young offseason revolves around adding starting pitchers, but it's a big bat that the Yankees should be focused on. ***PHOTO1*** Granted, New York has no shortage of questions in its starting rotation to answer. At one point during 2014, 80 percent of...

New York Yankees’ Carlos Beltran Undergoes Right Elbow Surgery; Can Resume Playing in 12 Weeks
September 30th, 2014 at 2:43 PM
On Tuesday, New York Yankees starting right fielder Carlos Beltran got the long-awaited surgery needed for his right elbow; an injury that had plagued him for the last four months. ***PHOTO1*** Beltran underwent the surgery and will now spend the next 12 weeks rehabbing the injury; he can resume hitting and throwing...

Ichiro Suzuki Hints at Problems in New York Yankees Clubhouse
September 29th, 2014 at 2:18 PM
Ichiro Suzuki isn't ready to retire just yet, and the New York Yankees haven't given him many reasons to consider returning for a fourth season in pinstripes. ***PHOTO1*** Daniel Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal reports on Suzuki's future plans, which seem to include playing in 2015: Ichiro said he feels great and...

Ichiro Suzuki Unsure If He’ll Be Back with New York Yankees in 2015 Season
September 29th, 2014 at 11:21 AM
Ichiro Suzuki just completed a 2014 season where he was asked to do a lot more than what the New York Yankees originally thought he would. ***PHOTO1*** When the season initially kicked off, Ichiro was looked upon as the fourth and even fifth outfielder behind starters Brett Gardner, Jacoby Ellsbury, Carlos...

Cuban Free Agent Yasmany Tomas Has $75 Million Offer on Table from Unknown Team: Report
September 25th, 2014 at 4:11 PM
The New York Yankees are reportedly interested in free agent and Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas; as are several other teams around the league like the Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers, New York Mets and Boston Red Sox. ***PHOTO1*** One team even has so much interest, they've already put in an offer for Tomas...

New York Yankees Shut Down Carlos Beltran for Final Games of 2014 Regular Season
September 25th, 2014 at 7:39 AM
Shortly after the New York Yankees 9-5 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday afternoon, a loss that eliminated them completely from playoff contention, Joe Girardi made a decision on one of his players who has been dealing with issues all season. ***PHOTO1*** Girardi told the media that the team will shut...

New York Yankees Claim Eury Perez Off Waivers from Washington Nationals
September 22nd, 2014 at 3:48 PM
The New York Yankees have made a roster move by claiming outfielder Eury Perez off waivers from the Washington Nationals on Monday. ***PHOTO1*** The Yanks' official Twitter feed announced the news: #Yankees claim OF Eury Perez off waivers from the @Nationals. A corresponding move will be announced later today. — New York Yankees (@Yankees)...

Jacoby Ellsbury Isn’t Expected to Play for New York Yankees on Monday with Hamstring Issue
September 22nd, 2014 at 11:38 AM
The New York Yankees lineup has been a bit shorthanded this week because of injuries and other issues surrounding the players on the team. ***PHOTO1*** Martin Prado has been out due to undergoing an emergency appendectomy, Mark Teixeira left Saturday's game with a wrist injury and was out of the lineup on...

Jose Bautista Trolls New York Yankees Fans with Pump Fake into Stands (Video)
September 21st, 2014 at 9:15 AM
Toronto Blue Jays star Jose Bautista isn't exactly endearing himself to the New York Yankees and their fans this week. ***PHOTO1*** First, Bautista's animated celebration after a game-tying homer on Thursday night offended Shawn Kelley, although it appeared the horse head man was just a bit too sensitive in that case. On Saturday,...

New York Yankees’ Jacoby Ellsbury Could Be Done for 2014 Season with Hamstring Injury
September 20th, 2014 at 1:12 PM
The injury bug continues to plague the New York Yankees all year long. Martin Prado was the latest one who is out for the season due to undergoing an emergency appendectomy. Jacoby Ellsbury may be joining him on the sidelines. ***PHOTO1*** Ellsbury suffered a strained hamstring during Friday night's 5-3 win over...