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Category: ‘Utility Players’

Yankees GM Brian Cashman on Alex Rodriguez: We Look Forward to Him Being a Tremendous DH
December 16th, 2014 at 5:53 PM
On Monday, the New York Yankees solidified their infield with the signing of third basemen Chase Headley to a four-year, $52 million deal, which now makes him the everyday third basemen. ***PHOTO1*** Headley takes the reigns of the returning Alex Rodriguez, who was suspended for the entire 2014 season and was one...

New York Yankees’ Chase Headley Deal Blocks Prospects from Regular Playing Time
December 15th, 2014 at 12:46 PM
As the New York Yankees finalize their four-year deal with third baseman Chase Headley, the pact ends any hope of regular playing time for one of the organization's top young prospects. ***PHOTO1*** The deal that Headley signs will be worth $52 million and was first reported on by Jon Heyman of CBS...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yankees ‘the Favorites’ to Land Cuban Prospect Yoan Moncada
November 20th, 2014 at 11:04 AM
The New York Yankees have been hesitant over the last couple of years when it came to making a push for a Cuban star; Yasiel Puig, Yoenis Cespedes, Aroldis Chapman. Maybe it's because the last one they went all out to sign; Jose Contreras, turned out to be a total...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: New York Yankees to Scout Cuban Infielder Yoan Moncada
November 4th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
On November 12, the New York Yankees are expected to attend a showcase in which they will be scouting a Cuban infielder that everyone has interest in. ***PHOTO1*** The Yankees, along with 29 other teams in the majors, will be scouting Yoan Moncada in Guatemala, as Brendan Kuty of the Newark-Star Ledger...

Why Martin Prado Should Replace Derek Jeter as New York Yankees Shortstop
October 4th, 2014 at 9:06 AM
The search for the next New York Yankees shortstop has already begun and while there are plenty of names being thrown out there from the free agent list, the solution may be on the Yankees roster already. ***PHOTO1*** That solution comes in the form of Martin Prado. Granted, Prado has never played much...

Jose Pirela Records 1st Major League Hit; RBI Triple in Yankees 5-0 Win Over Orioles (Video)
September 23rd, 2014 at 8:53 AM
For every major leaguer, they always remember their first hit in the major leagues. For Jose Pirela, his was a thrilling one that he'll likely never forget. ***VIDEO1*** On Monday night in the opening game of a four-game series with the Baltimore Orioles, Jose Pirela came up to bat in the bottom...

Brett Gardner May Return for Yankees Doubleheader Friday; Martin Prado is Back
September 12th, 2014 at 12:36 PM
The news has been mum on Brett Gardner the past few days and it hasn't looked good for the New York Yankees outfielder, with the possibility that his abdominal strain would finish his 2014 campaign. ***PHOTO1*** But Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports some great news for the Yankees as Gardner may be...

New York Yankees’ Late-Season Injuries Will Seal Fate of 2014
September 11th, 2014 at 5:30 PM
The New York Yankees don't need a magic number to evaporate in order to know they are finished in 2014. ***PHOTO1*** It's bad enough that the Yanks are 11 games out of the American League East lead behind the Baltimore Orioles, but it's even worse that their wild card hopes are fading...

Martin Prado Injury: Updates on Yankees’ Utility Man’s Hamstring and Return
September 3rd, 2014 at 10:21 AM
UPDATE: Saturday, September 6 at 1:12 p.m. ET After missing three games, Martin Prado will be back in the Yankees lineup versus the Royals on Saturday, per Brendan Kuty of NJ.com: #Yankees lineup: Ellsbury 8, Jeter DH, Prado 4, Teixeira 3, Beltran 9, Headley 5, Wheeler 7, Ryan 6, Murphy 2 — Brendan...

Brett Gardner Drenches Martin Prado with Two Coolers After Game-winning Hit
August 23rd, 2014 at 11:33 AM
Sometimes it doesn't pay to be the hero. ***PHOTO1*** Martin Prado found that out the hard way on Friday night after his game-winning hit lifted the New York Yankees over the Chicago White Sox. Teammate Brett Gardner had his own way to celebrate the big hit, as he performed two unofficial ice bucket...

Martin Prado Reacts to Game-Winning Hit in New York Yankees Win Over White Sox
August 23rd, 2014 at 11:17 AM
Martin Prado had his doubts about coming to New York when he was first traded to the Yankees, but it seems the 30-year-old is starting to feel comfortable. ***PHOTO1*** Prado was responsible for the game-winning hit on Friday night versus the Chicago White Sox in a 4-3 win, which is something that...

New York Yankees Acquire Martin Prado from Arizona Diamondbacks
July 31st, 2014 at 4:16 PM
The New York Yankees have acquired infielder Martin Prado from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for power-hitting prospect Peter O'Brien. ***VIDEO1*** Jack Curry of the YES Network broke the story: Yankees have acquired Prado from Arizona. — Jack Curry (@JackCurryYES) July 31, 2014 Prado is having a solid season for the D-Backs in 2014 with...

New York Yankees: Kelly Johnson Lands on 15-Day DL with Groin Injury
July 23rd, 2014 at 2:07 PM
New York Yankees utility man Kelly Johnson is heading to the 15-day disabled list with a groin injury. ***VIDEO1*** Anthony McCarron of the New York Daily News has the latest: Yanks' Kelly Johnson is on DL with a strained groin and righty Chris Leroux is coming up from Triple-A. Righty Bruce Billings DFA'd —...

Pittsburgh Pirates Claim Dean Anna Off Waivers from New York Yankees
July 6th, 2014 at 12:56 AM
The Pittsburgh Pirates currently have a few former New York Yankees on their roster with Russell Martin and Chris Stewart. They're about to get another former Yankee on their roster. ***VIDEO1*** The Pirates have claimed infielder Dean Anna off waivers from the Yankees on Saturday night, as Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily...

New York Yankees Call up 3B Zelous Wheeler; Yangervis Solarte Optioned to Class-AAA; Dean Anna DFA’ed
July 3rd, 2014 at 12:34 AM
UPDATE: Yangervis Solarte was in fact optioned back to Class-AAA Scranton/Wilks-Barre on Thursday as the team headed from the Bronx to Minnesota to begin a four-game series with the Minnesota Twins. Zelous Wheeler, as expected, was called up to the Yankees and to make room for Wheeler on the 40-man roster,...

New York Yankees SS Brendan Ryan Happy to Make Return to St. Louis
May 27th, 2014 at 2:20 PM
When great shortstops are mentioned in St. Louis Cardinal history, the list usually starts with Ozzie Smith and Roger Marion. According to a report by St. Louis TV station, KMOV, Cardinal faithful also have Brendan Ryan on that list. Considered one of the best defensive shortstops in Redbird history, Ryan was...

Watch: New York Yankees’ Dean Anna Hits 1st Career Home Run Vs Clay Buchholz in 4-1 Victory
April 11th, 2014 at 12:13 PM
It took Dean Anna almost six years to get to the major leagues and finally made his first big league team when he made the New York Yankees as a backup infielder for 2014. On Thursday night, he added another accomplishment to his career by hitting his first ever home run...

New York Yankees Organizational Transactions and Injury Updates 4-10-14
April 10th, 2014 at 10:28 AM
Here are the New York Yankees organizational transactions for the past 10 days and updated on injuries to the parent club. There were three transactions on April 1 infielder Brendan Ryan went on the 15 day DL with and upper back injury which was later diagnosed as cervical spine nerve issue....

New York Yankees Reportedly Trade Eduardo Nunez to Minnesota Twins
April 7th, 2014 at 5:55 PM
Eduardo Nunez and the New York Yankees have officially cut ties as the infielder has been traded to the Minnesota Twins for minor-league pitcher, Miguel Sulbaran. The Twins' director of baseball communications Dustin Morse tweeted the news: The @Twins have acquired INF Eduardo Nunez from the Yankees in exchange for LHP Miguel...

Philadephia Phillies, Texas Rangers Could Again Be Interested in Yankees INF Eduardo Nunez: Report
April 2nd, 2014 at 2:22 PM
Eduardo Nunez's time in the Bronx finally hit it's expiration date when he was designated for assignment to make room for Yangervis Solarte on the 40-man roster and taking his place as the Yankees super utility infielder on the bench. ***PHOTO1*** With Nunez DFA'ed, the Yankees have 10 days to either trade,...