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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,...

New York Yankees: What’s Next for Eduardo Nunez After Failing to Make Roster?
March 30th, 2014 at 5:58 AM
***PHOTO1*** Eduardo Nunez's time with the New York Yankees has been anything but easy for the 26-year-old infielder and his career with the Bronx Bombers may have just received a fatal blow as the troubled shortstop has been left off the Opening Day roster in favor of Yangervis Solarte. MLB.com's Bryan Hoch...

New York Yankees Infielder Dean Anna is Making Push to Break into Majors
March 11th, 2014 at 10:03 PM
Dean Anna is quietly having a solid spring for the New York Yankees. He is competing for a job in the infield and is currently batting and impressive .375, so far in spring action. The 27 year old infield prospect is virtually unknown to most Yankee fans and for good reason....

With Derek Jeter Set to Retire at Seasons End; Now is the Time to Sign Stephen Drew
February 12th, 2014 at 5:49 PM
      With Derek Jeter's announcement today that he would retire from baseball at the end of the 2014 season, the New York Yankees are left with a glaring hole at shortstop. The Yankee infield, which has been loaded with question marks the past two seasons, now gets the biggest one of them of...

Who Will the New York Yankees Add to the Expanded September Roster?
August 31st, 2013 at 3:37 PM
Decisions, decisions... tomorrow Major League rosters expand to 40 and there were four newly empty lockers in the New York Yankees locker room today. The Bombers will add a third catcher, another utility infielder and some more arms for this final run at a playoff birth. New York plays 17 days...

Alex Rodriguez Will Bat 3rd, Serve as DH for New York Yankees on Tuesday Vs Chicago White Sox
August 6th, 2013 at 5:01 PM
On Monday night, Alex Rodriguez made his long-awaited return to Major League Baseball and to the New York Yankees as he was activated off the disabled list and played against the Chicago White Sox at US Cellular Field. ***PHOTO1*** In the game, he went 1-for-4 and played the entire game at third...

New York Yankees Acquire Reid Brignac from the Colorado Rockies
May 18th, 2013 at 1:42 PM
The New York Yankees have traded for utility infielder Reid Brignac, who most of you remember as a significant player for the Tampa Bay Rays. To make room for Brignac the Yankees designated Alberto Gonzalez for assignment. Gonzalez was obtained from the Chicago Cubs on May 9. Brignac can play second, shortstop...

New York Yankees Acquire Former Colorado Rockies Utility Man Chris Nelson
May 2nd, 2013 at 8:14 AM
***PHOTO1*** Following win number 17 on the young season on Wednesday night, a 5-4 victory over the visiting Houston Astros, and in wake of the recent disabled list stint for third baseman Kevin Youkilis, the New York Yankees made a trade for a veteran utility infielder. The Yankees sent cash and a player...

New York Yankees Third Baseman Kevin Youkilis Lands on 15-Day Disabled List
April 30th, 2013 at 3:52 PM
***PHOTO1*** With the likes of shortstop Derek Jeter, center fielder Curtis Granderson, third baseman Alex Rodriguez, and first baseman Mark Teixeira on the disabled list, the last thing the New York Yankees need is a missing veteran presence in their makeshift lineup, which has actually overachieved to start the 2013 season. However, coming off of the recent...

New York Yankees Prospect Watch: No. 15 Jose Pirela
February 7th, 2013 at 5:46 AM
Jose Pirela was originally thought of as a shortstop signed as a non-draftee in 2006 from Venezuela. In his second year now at Double-A Trenton Thunder the 23 year old has been moved all over the infield diamond with second base being his best position.   After a rough 2011 with the...