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New York Yankees ‘Rejects’ Making Big Impact Early in 2015 Season
April 22nd, 2015 at 10:35 AM
The New York Yankees are a team filled with troubled veterans looking for a second chance in their respective careers—and so far the Bronx has been the place for those players to revive their careers. ***PHOTO1*** Before the season started, guys like Alex Rodriguez, Chris Young and Stephen Drew were major question...

Rob Refsnyder Commits 5th Error in 9 Games; Yankees Moving Him Back to Outfield Isn’t Plausible
April 20th, 2015 at 2:58 PM
The Rob Refsnyder experiment at second base took another hit on Sunday after the New York Yankees prospect made his fifth error in nine games this season for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders. ***PHOTO1*** Despite his issues in the field, Refsnyder continues to swing a stellar bat; although his average has dipped to .229...

New York Yankees Interested in Cuban Second Base Prospect Andy Ibanez
April 19th, 2015 at 8:55 AM
The New York Yankees had their eyes on another second base prospect on Saturday, Cuban infielder Andy Ibanez. ***PHOTO1*** Ibanez held a workout on Saturday in Miami and the Yankees were in attendance, per George A. King III of the New York Post: The Yankees had eyes on Andy Ibanez on Saturday in...

Jose Peraza to New York Yankees Trade Rumor Officially Put to Bed by Atlanta Braves
April 18th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
It has now been confirmed that the Atlanta Braves have no interest in trading one of their top prospects, second baseman Jose Peraza. ***PHOTO1*** Earlier this week there were rumors swirling about the New York Yankees being interested in Peraza as they even scouted the second baseman. While that did happen, any...

New York Yankees Injury Updates on Brett Gardner, Jose Pirela, Chris Capuano, Ivan Nova
April 17th, 2015 at 5:49 PM
Here are the latest updates on some of the New York Yankees' walking wounded. ***PHOTO1*** Brett Gardner Gardner has made it clear his wrist feels much better today and that he was able to play, however manager Joe Girardi is still holding him out. Brett Gardner says he feels good enough to play today...

MLB Trade Rumors: Any Talk of Braves’ Willingness to Deal Jose Peraza a ‘Complete Fabrication’
April 16th, 2015 at 5:03 PM
Looks like everyone needs to slow their roll in regard to the New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves talking a trade for second base prospect Jose Peraza. ***PHOTO1*** Originally, Jeff Wren of MLB Grapevine reported on April 14 that the Yankees sent a scout to go check out Peraza: #Yankees redirect scout to...

Ex-Yankee Robinson Cano Thrown Out at 3rd After Mistakenly Thinking Bases were Loaded: Video
April 16th, 2015 at 11:54 AM
Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano made an epic baserunnning blunder on Wednesday night versus the Los Angeles Dodgers when he mistakenly thought the bases were loaded and got thrown out as a result. ***PHOTO1*** Following a walk to his teammate Logan Morrison with runners on second and third with one out,...

MLB Trade Rumors: Yankees Have Contacted Braves About Prospect Jose Peraza
April 16th, 2015 at 10:05 AM
The New York Yankees are looking to add yet another infield prospect to their Triple-A roster with the Bronx Bombers contacting the Atlanta Braves about second baseman Jose Peraza. ***PHOTO1*** George A. King III of the New York Post has the details: The Yankees have let the Braves know they have an interest...

New York Yankees’ Stephen Drew Hits Pinch-Hit Grand Slam Vs. Baltimore Orioles: Video
April 13th, 2015 at 9:46 PM
New York Yankees second baseman has it tougher than any Bronx Bomber on the team in 2015, but he's starting to help himself out by coming up with hits. Stephen Drew hits grand slam Video - via @ESPN App — JD (@_JarelDiaz) April 14, 2015 His latest came in the form of...

Yankees’ Jose Pirela Cleared to Resume Baseball Activities, Playing in Extended Spring Games
April 13th, 2015 at 5:36 PM
New York Yankees prospect Jose Pirela has finally been cleared to take part in baseball activities and is expected to start playing in extended spring games some time next week. ***PHOTO1*** Pirela suffered a concussion on March 22nd in a spring training games versus the Mets. It was originally thought Pirela would...

New York Yankees Players Who Frustrate Fans the Most to Start 2015 Season
April 12th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
Oh, where do we begin? ***PHOTO1*** New York Yankees fans have a ton of reasons to be angry after five games, but some players are particularly frustrating for fans to watch so far in 2015. Let's see who they are. Carlos Beltran In 2014, Carlos Beltran had every excuse in the world not to do...

Rob Refsnyder’s Early Defensive Struggles at Triple-A Will Further Delay Promotion to Yankees
April 12th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
The only thing stopping New York Yankees prospect Rob Refsnyder from getting to the majors is his defense, which so far isn't getting any better down in Triple-A this season. ***PHOTO1*** Refsnyder made another error on Saturday afternoon, his second in three games this season. For reference, he made just three errors...

Brian Cashman Confirms Why New York Yankees Prospect Rob Refsnyder was Left Off Roster
April 2nd, 2015 at 1:13 PM
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman made it short and sweet as far as why prospect Rob Refsnyder didn't make the big-league roster. ***PHOTO2*** Refsnyder was reassigned on Thursday, along with three others, and will now start the year in the minors as opposed to the bigs. It was hoped he...

New York Yankees Cut and Reassign Rob Refsnyder, Option Chase Whitley in Latest Roster Moves
April 2nd, 2015 at 11:41 AM
The New York Yankees have officially ended the hope that prospect Rob Refsnyder will make the team out of spring training. ***PHOTO3*** The team cut and reassigned three players on Thursday morning to minor-league camp, including Refsnyder, as well as optioned pitcher Chase Whitley to Triple-A: ***PHOTO1*** ***PHOTO2*** Refsnyder was raking all spring long, however...

Brian Cashman Says New York Yankees Prospects Jose Pirela, Rob Refsnyder ‘Still Have Work to Do’
March 30th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is happy he signed second baseman Stephen Drew during the offseason because prospects Jose Pirela and Rob Refsnyder are not ready defensively. ***PHOTO1*** Cashman said so on Sunday while also praising the pair's bats, per Chad Jennings of the LoHud Yankees Blog: “I know there’s a...

New York Yankees’ Stephen Drew Getting Hot in Stretch Run of Spring Training
March 29th, 2015 at 2:00 PM
Stephen Drew has been attacked all spring long for putting up lackluster numbers, but now the New York Yankees starting second baseman is beginning to catch fire at just the right time. ***PHOTO1*** In his first eight games, Drew was just 2-19 with zero RBI and hitting a dreadful .105. Since then, Drew...

New York Yankees’ Jose Pirela Suffers Setback in Recovery from Concussion
March 27th, 2015 at 7:20 AM
Concussion injuries are always a tricky thing and New York Yankees infielder Jose Pirela found that out firsthand on Thursday as he suffered a setback in his recovery from one. ***PHOTO1*** Pirela, who suffered the injury on Sunday versus the New York Mets after crashing into the center field wall trying to...

New York Yankees Reliever Chris Martin Gave Jose Pirela His 1st Concussion
March 26th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
New York Yankees prospect Jose Pirela suffered a concussion in an ugly collision with the wall in center field on Sunday, but that wasn't the first he has ever experienced--and ironically enough a fellow Yankee at camp gave him his first. ***PHOTO1*** Chris Martin was acquired from the Colorado Rockies in January...

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’ Stephen Drew Praised by Boston Red Sox 3B Coach Brian Butterfield
March 25th, 2015 at 9:44 AM
While you can't find many people saying nice things about New York Yankees second baseman Stephen Drew, there is one guy in Drew's corner who just so happens to be a former coach for the Bronx Bombers. ***PHOTO1*** Brian Butterfield was on Buck Showalter's staff as the first base coach for the...