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Category: ‘Outfielders’

In the Shadows: New York Yankee Outfielder Ichiro Suzuki Quietly Closes in on 3,000 Hits
February 20th, 2014 at 7:05 PM
With all of the attention this off-season being on Derek Jeter's retirement and free agent signings, New York Yankee Ichiro Suzuki has quietly been preparing for his 14th season in the majors. Almost a forgotten man, Ichiro 40, has compiled an astounding 4,020 hits between his storied Major League and Japanese League...

New York Yankees LF Alfonso Soriano Pondering Retirement from Baseball After 2014 Season
February 19th, 2014 at 11:15 PM
When the New York Yankees made the mid-summer deal last July to re-acquire Alfonso Soriano from the Chicago Cubs, it could not have worked out more perfectly for them, as Soriano was a spark in the lineup and at times, almost unstoppable with the bat. ***VIDEO1*** In just 58 games with the...

Jacoby Ellsbury Feels Healthy, Ready to Make Impact for New York Yankees in 2014
February 19th, 2014 at 12:48 PM
Of all the major moves the New York Yankees made this past winter, the one that really shocked everyone the most was when they lured long-time Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury in early December and signed him to a seven-year, $153 million deal to patrol center field in...

New York Yankees RF Carlos Beltran: I Just Want That One World Series Ring
February 17th, 2014 at 3:55 PM
Last season, Carlos Beltran got his first taste of playing in the Fall Classic with the St. Louis Cardinals, but fell short of his first championship when they were defeated by the Boston Red Sox. After spending two seasons in St. Louis, Beltran wanted one last chance at an opportunity to...

Former New York Yankees’ Darryl Strawberry Defends Alex Rodriguez; Says He’s Gotten Raw Deal from MLB
January 31st, 2014 at 1:20 PM
Maybe Alex Rodriguez still has some supporters after all in his battle to get his 162 game suspension overturned for the 2014 season. On Thursday, New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma spoke out publicly in favor of the New York Yankees third basemen and said he should continue on his battle...

New York Yankees Sign All Arbitration Eligible Players to One-Year Contracts
January 19th, 2014 at 12:16 AM
The New York Yankees signed all of their eligible arbitration players to one -year contracts. Outfielder Brett Gardner will garner $5.6 million, reliever David Robertson $5.215 million, starting pitcher Ivan Nova will get $3.3 million and Shawn Kelley $1.765 million. Francisco Cervelli signed a $700,000 one year non-guaranteed contract on...

Five New York Yankees File for Salary Arbitration
January 17th, 2014 at 12:26 AM
Today was the final day for players to file for salary arbitration with figures to be exchanged by Friday with hearings slated to begin in early February.  The New York Yankees have five key players filing that include pitchers David Robertson, Ivan Nova, Shawn Kelley and position players Brett Gardner and Francisco...

New York Yankees Designate Veteran Outfielder Vernon Wells for Assignment
January 10th, 2014 at 3:55 PM
The Vernon Wells experiment in New York is over after one season in the Bronx, as the New York Yankees have designated the 35-year-old outfielder for assignment on Friday. Wells was acquired from the Los Angeles Angels last March for a minor leaguer due to Curtis Granderson getting injured during spring...

Brett Gardner One of the Honorees for the 34th Annual Thurman Munson Awards Dinner
January 9th, 2014 at 1:32 AM
The honorees have been announced for the 34th Annual Thurman Munson Awards Dinner and New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner is among the honored guests. Gardner will be recognized for his philanthropic endeavors and his athletic success. Brett regularly visits sick children at New York Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital during...

Philadelphia Phillies, Detroit Tigers, 4 Others Interested in Trade for New York Yankees’ Brett Gardner
January 4th, 2014 at 2:27 AM
Last month after losing long-time second basemen Robinson Cano to the Seattle Mariners, the New York Yankees game-plan drastically altered for their offseason. ***PHOTO1*** They found a replacement second basemen in long-time Baltimore Orioles' Brian Roberts, but the bigger shock was when they signed Jacoby Ellsbury from the Boston Red Sox, especially...

Shin-Soo Choo Rejected New York Yankees 7-Year, $140 Million Offer; Lead to Carlos Beltran Signing
December 19th, 2013 at 1:00 AM
When the winter offseason began for Cincinnati Reds outfielder Shin-Soo Choo, he was hopeful of landing a deal in the $100 million range. So when it was found out that Choo actually rejected a deal from the New York Yankees for seven years and $140 million, it came as a major...

New York Yankees President: We’d Rather Give Mike Trout a 10-Year Deal Over Robinson Cano
December 16th, 2013 at 2:22 AM
New York Yankees president Randy Levine was not shy about making his feelings known about Robinson Cano bolting for the door and signing a 10-year, $240 million deal with the Seattle Mariners last week. The team was not willing to go any higher than their seven-year offer for $168 million, especially...

New York Yankees Turn Down Cincinnati Reds Offer of Brett Gardner for Brandon Phillips Trade: Report
December 11th, 2013 at 10:55 PM
In a bit of a stunning turn of events, the New York Yankees had a chance to replace the departed Robinson Cano with a trade offer from the Cincinnati Reds, but it looks like the Yankees didn't like what was presented to them. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports and WFAN has reported...

New York Yankees Have Inquired on Cincinnati Reds Pitcher Homer Bailey: Report
December 10th, 2013 at 4:32 AM
With the first day of Major League Baseball's 2013 Winter Meetings now come and gone, the New York Yankees have been quiet, but that might not last for long considering how active they had been during free agency. After adding Brian McCann to be their catcher, Jacoby Ellsbury to be their...

New York Yankees Close to Signing Tampa Bay Rays’ Kelly Johnson to 1-Year Deal: Report
December 4th, 2013 at 1:31 AM
The New York Yankees already made headlines on Tuesday night when they landed Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury on a seven year, $153 million deal to become the team's new center fielder and potentially, sending Brett Gardner out of town. A few hours after making perhaps one of the...

New York Yankees to Sign Boston Red Sox CF Jacoby Ellsbury to 7-Year, $153 Million Deal: Report
December 3rd, 2013 at 8:39 PM
The New York Yankees want to improve their roster and make bold additions to the team after missing the playoffs in 2013. They're about to make a monumental move that will shake the entire winter off-season. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports and WFAN reported on Tuesday night that the Yankees and...

New York Yankees to Pursue Texas Rangers RF Nelson Cruz If Carlos Beltran Signs Elsewhere: Report
December 3rd, 2013 at 8:06 PM
Before Tuesday, the New York Yankees were viewed as the front runners to land Carlos Beltran of the St. Louis Cardinals. The Kansas City Royals have thrown a wrench into those plans for the Yankees. On Tuesday, Beltran and his representatives were in Kansas City to discuss a possible deal for...

New York Mets, GM Sandy Alderson Met with New York Yankees CF/RF Curtis Granderson on Sunday: Report
December 2nd, 2013 at 7:04 PM
With the New York Yankees making a full-court press for St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran to be their starting right fielder, they have essentially moved on from their right fielder from last year in Curtis Granderson. Granderson was a free agent-to-be in 2013 and spent most of the year on...

New York Yankees Viewed as the Strong Favorites for Carlos Beltran Despite Kansas City Royals Strong Interest
December 1st, 2013 at 11:44 AM
For the last two months, the interest between the New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran has been picking up and with a huge void in right field that needs to be filled, it makes way too much sense for the two sides not to come to...

It’s a Numbers Game: Why the New York Yankees Should Choose Carlos Beltran
November 29th, 2013 at 10:27 AM
***PHOTO1*** Even as a 34-year old outfielder, Carlos Beltran doesn’t disappoint. In his two-year stint with the St. Louis Cardinals, he averaged .282 while accumulating 56 home runs and 181 runs batted in. With him turning down the Cardinals’ qualifying offer, and with the New York Yankees being his top...