Category: ‘Utility Players’

Washington Nationals Sign Former New York Yankees’ Brendan Ryan to Minor League Deal
February 2nd, 2016 at 4:25 PM
Two months ago, the New York Yankees included Brendan Ryan in the trade along with Adam Warren to the Chicago Cubs for Starlin Castro. However, the Cubs had no interest in keeping Ryan on the roster for the 2016 season and released him a week later. ***PHOTO1*** On Tuesday, the Washington Nationals...

New York Yankees Won’t Pursue Backup 1st Basemen, Dustin Ackley to Back up Mark Teixeira
February 1st, 2016 at 7:36 PM
With the news that Greg Bird will undergo shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum in the right shoulder and will miss the entire 2016 season, it was a punch to the gut to a fan base that grew to like Bird in his brief time in the majors, as...

Los Angeles Angels Claim Ronald Torreyes Off Waivers from New York Yankees
January 25th, 2016 at 5:33 PM
Ronald Torreyes' tenure with the New York Yankees lasted all but four days; as he was acquired almost two weeks ago in the trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers to get Tyler Olson. ***PHOTO1*** But four days later, the Yankees designated Torreyes for assignment to make room for their latest waiver claim...

New York Yankees Avoid Arbitration, Agree to 1-Year Deals with Michael Pineda, Dustin Ackley
January 15th, 2016 at 6:59 PM
Earlier in the week, the New York Yankees had six players file for arbitration with the hopes of getting pay raises for the 2016 season. ***PHOTO1*** On Friday, the Yankees announced that they were able to avoid arbitration with two of those six players, as they have agreed to one-year deals with...

Aroldis Chapman, Others from New York Yankees File for Arbitration
January 13th, 2016 at 10:00 AM
Before Tuesday's deadline, six key players for the New York Yankees filed for arbitration for the 2016 season in regards to their potential salaries. ***PHOTO1*** Aroldis Chapman, Nathan Eovaldi, Didi Gregorius, Ivan Nova, Dustin Ackley and Michael Pineda all filed; Chapman is the most prominent of the list of players to file...