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Category: ‘Utility Players’

Chris Martin, David Carpenter Solid as New York Yankees Bullpen a Bright Spot on Opening Day
April 7th, 2015 at 2:00 PM
There weren't many things to be happy about in the New York Yankees' Opening Day loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. One of the few bright spots was the Yanks' bullpen, which was called into action far too early and answered the bell in its season debut. ***PHOTO1*** Masahiro Tanaka was on...

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’ 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...

Top 3 New York Yankees Prospects Most Deserving of Big-League Job
March 26th, 2015 at 10:57 AM
Some New York Yankees prospects lasted longer than others this spring, however some really stood out above the rest and were most deserving of a spot on the Yanks' big-league roster. Jacob Lindgren If there was one Yankees prospect who you could say has the best chance of making the team it's...

New York Yankees’ Jose Pirela Leaves in Ambulance After Crashing into Center Field Wall
March 22nd, 2015 at 2:08 PM
The New York Yankees experienced a very scary moment in bottom half of the first inning on Sunday against the New York Mets, as Jose Pirela, who was playing center field, crashed into the wall chasing a Juan Lagares line drive. Your browser does not support iframes. Pirela hit the wall hard...

New York Yankees IF Brendan Ryan Diagnosed with Mid-Back Strain
February 27th, 2015 at 12:31 PM
New York Yankees utility man Brendan Ryan has been diagnosed with a mid-back strain. ***PHOTO1*** The Bronx Bombers released the information about Ryan on Friday, and the injury will force him to miss the next five days of workouts, per Lou DiPietro of the YES Network: The New York Yankees announced Friday morning...

New York Yankees Sign INF Cole Figueroa to Minor League Deal, Re-Sign Jose Campos
December 18th, 2014 at 12:14 PM
The New York Yankees added potential infield depth by signing Cole Figueroa to a minor league deal. ***PHOTO1*** Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports the Yankees made the move to sign the 27-year-old, who has experience playing at shortstop, third base and second, with a little experience playing the corner outfield spots. Figueroa's...

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...