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Category: ‘Utility Players’

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...

A Fresh Start and New Level of Importance for Kevin Youkilis with Alex Rodriguez Out for Extended Period of Time
January 10th, 2013 at 4:53 PM
***PHOTO1*** With the news of Yankees All-Star third baseman Alex Rodriguez being sidelined until after the All-Star break and as ESPNNewYork.com senior writer speculates, maybe even longer, the one-year, $12 million deal for free agent Kevin Youkilis is taking on a whole new level of importance.  Originally brought in to work between...

New York Yankees Showing “Very Strong” Interest in Jeff Keppinger
December 5th, 2012 at 6:29 AM
With Alex Rodriguez out four to six months, the New York Yankees' interest in Jeff Keppinger has become very strong, tweets Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. ***PHOTO1*** Keppinger, 32, hit .325 with nine home runs and 40 RBI last season while playing three infield positions for the Tampa Bay Rays. Though his...

New York Yankees Pursuing Infielder Jeff Keppinger
November 24th, 2012 at 2:07 PM
As the New York Yankees continue to look for veteran infielders capable of playing multiple positions, the team has renewed it's interest in Jeff Keppinger, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.  ***PHOTO1*** New York's pursuit of infielders has some believing that the Yankees are planning on shifting third baseman Alex Rodriguez to...

New York Yankees Add Cody Eppley, Drop Eduardo Nunez from ALCS Roster
October 13th, 2012 at 2:31 PM
The New York Yankees have added right-handed reliever Cody Eppley to the ALCS roster, replacing utility infielder Eduardo Nunez.  ***PHOTO1*** With Detroit set to use only right-handed starters in this series, the Yankees thought carrying 12 pitchers was more important than keeping Nunez, who was 1-5 with two runs scored in the...

New York Yankees Send Jayson Nix to New York for MRI on Hip
September 29th, 2012 at 5:19 PM
The New York Yankees have sent utility man Jayson Nix back to New York for an MRI exam after feeling soreness in his left hip flexor. ***PHOTO1*** The injury took place while Nix was fielding a ground ball during Thursday's 6-0 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays, but Nix did not tell...

New York Yankees’ Bench Getting Comparison to ’90′s Dynasty Group
July 23rd, 2012 at 6:00 AM
This season New York Yankees' manager Joe Girardi has had the luxury of plugging in bench players that have excelled in their role. Girardi has likened this group to the bench back when he played with the Yankees in the late '90's drawing comparisons to Darryl Strawberry, Tim Raines, Cecil Fielder,...

New York Yankees Sign Veteran Bill Hall
February 7th, 2012 at 4:26 PM
The New York Yankees have signed utility player Bill Hall, according to Hall's Twitter account.  ***PHOTO1*** "IT'S OFFICIAL IM A YANKEE!!!!!!!! #IwannaRing!!!!," Hall tweeted.   The 32 year-old veteran has agreed to a minor league deal, tweets Erik Boland. Hall works out in the offseason with Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long, which most likely played a role in Hall ending up in pinstripes.  Last season, Hall batted .211 with 14...

New York Yankees in Serious Talks with Free-Agent Bill Hall
January 31st, 2012 at 4:00 AM
The New York Yankees are in serious talks with free agent Bill Hall, tweets Ken Rosenthal. However, no deal is imminent and Hall is still considering other teams, tweets Andy Martino.  ***PHOTO1*** The 32 year-old utility-man started last season with the Houston Astros, but finished up with the San Francisco Giants. In 62 games, primarily playing second base, Hall batted .211 with 14 RBI and 24 runs...

New York Yankees Negotiating with Japanese Shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima
December 29th, 2011 at 12:09 PM
The New York Yankees won exclusive negotiating rights for 30 days with Japanese shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima in early December, with a bid of around $2 million.  Now the Yankees have just a little over one week left to sign Nakajima, or he will be sent back to Japan. The deadline is on January 6. The Yankees want Nakajima as a utility infielder to back up...

New York Yankees’ Phil Hughes, Eric Chavez and Rafael Soriano are on the Road to Recovery
May 24th, 2011 at 2:35 PM
Although there is no telling when any of the three will return to the field for the New York Yankees, Phil Hughes, Eric Chavez and Rafael Soriano all appear to be on the mend. New York Yankees starting pitcher Phil Hughes throws against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning...