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New York Yankees Officially Announce 2015 Opening Day Roster
April 6th, 2015 at 8:30 AM
The New York Yankees have made it official and announced the 2015 Opening Day roster on Sunday. ***PHOTO1*** Things were pretty much settled a few days ago except for the role of backup catcher, which was finally determined on Saturday afternoon with John Ryan Murphy winning the job over fellow backstop Austin...

Austin Romine, Joe Girardi React to New York Yankees Backup Catcher Decision, DFA
April 4th, 2015 at 5:32 PM
The New York Yankees choosing John Ryan Murphy as their backup catcher means that fellow backstop Austin Romine's days are numbered in the Bronx. ***PHOTO1*** Romine has been designated for assignment by the Yanks, and now the team will have 10 days to try and move him, with potential suitors being the...

John Ryan Murphy Named New York Yankees Backup Catcher; Austin Romine Designated for Assignment
April 4th, 2015 at 4:08 PM
The New York Yankees have made the decision to go with John Ryan Murphy as the team's backup catcher, while fellow backstop Austin Romine has been designated for assignment. ***PHOTO2*** The next step for Romine will likely be a trade, as teams like the Philadelphia Phillies and San Diego Padres have expressed...

Joe Girardi Reveals What Biggest Surprise of New York Yankees’ Spring Training Was
April 4th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi was asked who or what was the biggest surprise of 2015 spring training, for which the answer is pretty simple: ***PHOTO1*** Alex Rodriguez. The 39-year-old designated hitter has impressed his manager this spring, along with just about everyone who has watched him, per Brendan Kuty of NJ.com: Rodriguez's...

New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka Admits His Velocity is Down and Isn’t Coming Back
April 4th, 2015 at 12:09 PM
New York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka is changing the way he does things in 2015, with less of an emphasis on velocity being one of those changes. ***PHOTO2*** Tanaka, who made his final appearance in front of the media before the start of the new season on April 6, said he doesn't...

New York Yankees’ 2015 Opening Day Roster Minus Backup Catcher
April 4th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Every spot on the New York Yankees' Opening Day roster has been determined except for one spot: backup catcher. ***PHOTO1*** That's a decision manager Joe Girardi plans on making Saturday night, with the choice coming down to either Austin Romine or John Ryan Murphy. Aside from that, the Yanks' roster is set from...

Why Austin Romine Has Edge When New York Yankees Choose Backup Catcher on Saturday Night
April 4th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi admitted that the competition for backup catcher would come down to the last night—Saturday night—before the Major League Baseball season officially begins on Sunday (Monday for the Yankees). ***PHOTO1*** Austin Romine and John Ryan Murphy have battled it out all spring long and backup catcher is...

New York Yankees Legends Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig Struck Out by Girl: Video
April 3rd, 2015 at 1:55 PM
Legend and video has it that New York Yankees legends Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, two of the greatest baseball players in the history of the game, were struck out by a 17-year-old girl named Jackie Mitchell. ***PHOTO1*** It was during spring training in 1931 and both Ruth and Gehrig were playing...

Curt Schilling Discusses Alleged Velocity Issues of New York Yankees’ Dellin Betances
April 3rd, 2015 at 8:55 AM
Everyone is concerned about New York Yankees reliever Dellin Betances, except for the team's brass and former Boston Red Sox pitcher, Curt Schilling. ***PHOTO1*** The fears about Betances stem from his alleged drop in velocity this spring, and from the fact that Betances is putting up dreadful numbers in exhibition play. Betances...

New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka Reacts to Pedro Martinez’s Prediction He’ll Get Hurt
April 2nd, 2015 at 3:01 PM
New York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka brushed off Pedro Martinez's comments that the 26-year-old isn't healthy and will not be able to make it through the 2015 season with re-injuring his elbow. ***PHOTO1*** Tanaka didn't take it personal and remained humble when responding to Martinez's comments, however he insists that he is...

Brian Cashman Confirms Why New York Yankees Prospect Rob Refsnyder was Left Off Roster
April 2nd, 2015 at 1:13 PM
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman made it short and sweet as far as why prospect Rob Refsnyder didn't make the big-league roster. ***PHOTO2*** Refsnyder was reassigned on Thursday, along with three others, and will now start the year in the minors as opposed to the bigs. It was hoped he...

New York Yankees’ Andrew Bailey Won’t Break Camp with Team; Bullpen Nearly Set
April 2nd, 2015 at 12:15 PM
New York Yankees reliver Andrew Bailey was hopeful he'd be ready in time to start the season with the big-league club, however it has been confirmed that won't happen. Bailey is still recovering from shoulder surgery he had in 2013 and although he has pitched solid this spring for the Yankees,...

New York Yankees Cut and Reassign Rob Refsnyder, Option Chase Whitley in Latest Roster Moves
April 2nd, 2015 at 11:41 AM
The New York Yankees have officially ended the hope that prospect Rob Refsnyder will make the team out of spring training. ***PHOTO3*** The team cut and reassigned three players on Thursday morning to minor-league camp, including Refsnyder, as well as optioned pitcher Chase Whitley to Triple-A: ***PHOTO1*** ***PHOTO2*** Refsnyder was raking all spring long, however...

New York Newspaper’s Colorful Cover Says Mets are Ready to Take Town from Yankees: Photo
April 2nd, 2015 at 10:40 AM
The New York Post is angering New York Yankees fans today with their cover proclaiming that the Mets are ready to take the town from the Bronx Bombers. ***PHOTO1*** The cover features Mets stars Matt Harvey and David Wright, as well as Yankees manager Joe Girardi, who is peering over the top...

Gregorio Petit Admits His Father is a Huge New York Yankees Fan
April 2nd, 2015 at 10:16 AM
Being traded to the New York Yankees was a thrill in and of itself for infielder Gregorio Petit, but it turns out his father was even happier about the deal. ***PHOTO2*** The Yanks pulled the trigger on the deal that brings Petit to the Bronx and will send cash to the Houston...

New York Yankees Acquire Gregorio Petit from Houston Astros for Cash Considerations
April 1st, 2015 at 9:00 PM
The New York Yankees have acquired more infield help after striking a deal with the Houston Astros for Gregorio Petit. ***PHOTO1*** Acquiring Petit will only cost the Yankees cash and it's a move that'll bolster their infield that recently lost Brendan Ryan, who was slated to be the team's utility man this...

New York Yankees’ Rob Refsnyder, Jose Pirela Unlikely to Replace Injured Brendan Ryan
April 1st, 2015 at 5:03 PM
New York Yankees utility man Brendan Ryan will almost assuredly start the season on the disabled list, but that doesn't mean either Rob Refsnyder or Jose Pirela will get his spot. ***PHOTO3*** Manager Joe Girardi has already suggested that Ryan being ready for the season is now a long shot, as the...

New York Yankees Announce Adam Warren Will Be No. 5 Starter in Rotation
April 1st, 2015 at 4:14 PM
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi officially has a rotation now that he has named a fifth starter, and his choice wasn't a surprise at all. ***PHOTO1*** His selection is none other than Adam Warren, who was one of several candidates vying for the spot after the original man for the job,...

MLB Players Polled on Opinion of New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez Returning
April 1st, 2015 at 4:00 PM
Major League Baseball players are clearly divided when asked about the return of New York Yankees designated hitter, Alex Rodriguez. ***PHOTO1*** ESPN polled major leaguers during the offseason to get their take on several subjects, including the return of Rodriguez after serving his suspension for PED use during the 2014 season. As was...

New York Yankees’ Brendan Ryan Carried Off Field with Calf Injury
April 1st, 2015 at 3:36 PM
UPDATE: Wednesday, April 1 at 9:12 p.m. ET Brendan Ryan has suffered a grade two calf strain, which could keep him out of action for up to eight weeks: An MRI performed today on INF Brendan Ryan showed a Grade 2 right calf strain. — Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) April 2, 2015 According to...