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New York Yankees Prospect Luis Severino’s Spring Training Bullpen Session: Video
February 26th, 2015 at 2:00 PM
Would you like to see New York Yankees prospect Luis Severino in action during spring training? ***PHOTO1*** Well, Chad Jennings of the LoHud Yankees Blog shared a video of the Yanks' top prospect on Wednesday throwing a bullpen session during the team's spring training workout down in Florida. Severino is the current golden...

Masahiro Tanaka Feels That His Elbow is Healed
February 20th, 2015 at 4:59 PM
***PHOTO1*** Masahiro Tanaka expressed confidence in his right elbow at a press conference at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Speaking through a translator, Tanaka said "I feel it's healed. I'm confident that I can get through this season." Tanaka partially tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and went through...

New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka Already Working Out in Spring Training (Photos)
February 17th, 2015 at 11:25 AM
New York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka has already arrived to camp and is working out ahead of the start of spring training. Tanaka, who got to Tampa last night, arriving at the complex just now pic.twitter.com/qtW1nRmDJp — Erik Boland (@eboland11) February 17, 2015 The Associated Press, according to YES Network, reported Tanaka was...

New York Yankees’ Ivan Nova Aims to Return by June; Calls Alex Rodriguez ‘Great Teammate’
February 12th, 2015 at 8:25 PM
Ivan Nova hasn't pitched since April of last season for the New York Yankees, as a tear in his elbow took him out of commission and landed him on the disabled list; Tommy John Surgery officially ended his season and put his return to the team in doubt. ***PHOTO1*** The Yankees have...

Sticking to His Guns: Brian Cashman’s Offseason Thus Far
February 12th, 2015 at 4:35 PM
***PHOTO1*** Brian Cashman and the New York Yankees entered the 2014 offseason with the same bland rhetoric they usually emphasize before free agency. They said that they would take a look at ways to improve the roster. The Yankees gave no indication that they would be in on the big free...

Yankees’ Nathan Eovaldi Looking to Be More Complete Pitcher, not Just Flamethrower
February 12th, 2015 at 1:35 PM
During the offseason, the New York Yankees lost two of their more durable and consistent arms in free agency in Hiroki Kuroda and Brandon McCarthy; veteran arms who could easily provide the Yankees 200 innings and double digit wins. ***PHOTO1*** So with the Yankees need to replace those innings and get younger...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Ex-Braves’ Brandon Beachy Listed as ‘Should-Sign’ Option for Yankees
February 11th, 2015 at 9:40 AM
With a little over a week until the start of spring training for teams, one of the biggest question marks heading in for the New York Yankees is the starting rotation. ***PHOTO1*** Mainly, it's due to Masahiro Tanaka's elbow, CC Sabathia's knee, Ivan Nova recovering from Tommy John Surgery and Michael Pineda...

New York Yankees’ CC Sabathia Looking to Make 30 Starts, Be Effective in 2015
February 10th, 2015 at 9:27 AM
Up until last season, CC Sabathia never had any durability or injury issues; especially during his first five seasons with the New York Yankees. Then a knee injury put Sabathia on the disabled list in May, and he never came back off it. ***PHOTO1*** What started out as a swollen knee, turned...

New York Yankees Sign Former Royals Pitcher Kyle Davies to Minor League Deal
February 9th, 2015 at 1:07 PM
When some hear the name Kyle Davies mentioned, the first thing mentioned is the 500th career home run hit by Alex Rodriguez back in 2007 at Yankee Stadium. Eight years later, they'll both be in spring training looking to make comebacks together. ***PHOTO1*** On Monday, the Yankees signed the now 31-year-old Davies...

MLB Hot Stove: James Shields Has 4-Year Offer Worth $72-80 Million from Padres
February 8th, 2015 at 11:12 PM
The San Diego Padres are all in on free agent pitcher James Shields and they're apparently willing to pay a premium price to bring him near home. ***PHOTO1*** Jon Morosi of FOX Sports is reporting that the Padres have made an offer of four years and anywhere in the price range of...

MLB Hot Stove: San Diego Padres Seen as the Favorites to Land James Shields
February 6th, 2015 at 10:45 AM
This past week, the speculation on whether or not the New York Yankees are on free agent pitcher James Shields has been back and forth; more of the reports have been on the passing side as opposed to the interested side. ***PHOTO1*** Several teams have been linked to Shields in the past,...

MLB Hot Stove: New York Yankees: We Aren’t Bidding on James Shields
February 5th, 2015 at 11:28 AM
Maybe the New York Yankees will not be on James Shields after all despite the reports that they were making a late entry into the sweepstakes for the free agent pitcher. ***PHOTO1*** Erik Boland of Newsday talked to several Yankees officials this week regarding the interest of the free agent pitcher, in...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yankees Aren’t Pursuing James Shields: Report
February 4th, 2015 at 11:07 AM
Looks like we have a case of "he said-she said," but in this case, it's between reports and the interest of the New York Yankees on James Shields. ***PHOTO1*** While most were asleep late last night, we had reported that the Yankees were actively pursuing Kansas City Royals free agent pitcher James...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yankees Actively Pursuing James Shields; May Sign by Week’s End
February 4th, 2015 at 3:07 AM
When the news hit that James Shields dropped the high price demands, the New York Yankees decided to jump into the mix after all. ***PHOTO1*** On Tuesday night, it had been reported that Shields was getting interest from the St. Louis Cardinals, as they are searching the market for an upgrade to...

MLB Hot Stove: James Shields Asking Price Drops, Cardinals Interested; Will Yankees Get Involved?
February 3rd, 2015 at 7:26 PM
It's now almost two weeks until the start of spring training when pitchers and catcher report and free agent pitcher James Shields remains unsigned. ***PHOTO1*** It could be because he was looking for more than the reported $110 million he had been offered, but at this point, if he had that offer...

New York Yankees’ Ivan Nova Set to Return from Tommy John Surgery on Time
February 3rd, 2015 at 4:34 PM
New York Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova is nearing the end of a long road back to Major League Baseball after having Tommy John surgery last April. ***PHOTO1*** Nova, who has been slated to return by June, is still on track to hit that goal in 2015, per Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com: New...

New York Yankees Sign Former Twins, Rangers Starter Scott Baker to Minor-League Deal
January 30th, 2015 at 5:00 PM
The New York Yankees are still in need for starting pitching, which is why they're giving a veteran right-hander a chance to resurrect his career in the majors and in spring training. ***PHOTO1*** On Friday, the Yankees have agreed to terms with former Minnesota Twins and Texas Rangers starting pitcher Scott Baker;...

Marlins Nearly Traded Nathan Eovaldi to Diamondbacks Before Trade to Yankees
January 30th, 2015 at 12:20 PM
Just a week before Christmas, the New York Yankees and Miami Marlins put together a five-player trade in which they acquired Nathan Eovaldi, Garrett Jones and Domingo German in exchange for David Phelps and Martin Prado; a deal gave the Yankees another young starter and a backup at first, third...

Johan Santana Has No Structural Damage to Shoulder, MLB Comeback Back on; Yankees Remain in Mix
January 23rd, 2015 at 12:41 AM
Johan Santana Resumes Throwing and is Feeling Fine (UPDATE: Monday, January 26 at 11:52 a.m. ET) Jon Heyman has the latest on Johan Santana's comeback attempt after he was shut down with shoulder soreness following his first start in the Venezuelan Winter League: johan santana threw a bullpen yesterday and is said...

The Significance of Passing on Max Scherzer
January 22nd, 2015 at 9:30 AM
***PHOTO1*** Brian Cashman never indicated that he would be interested in offering a big contract to free agent pitcher Max Scherzer. It turned out that Cashman was being candid, as the Yankees did not end up placing a bid on Scherzer. The Washington Nationals ended up giving Scherzer a 210 million...