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Yankees News & Notes: Yogi Berra Talks Deflategate, Bird No. 3 1B Prospect and More
January 24th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Here are a few tidbits from the New York Yankees Universe. ***PHOTO1*** Yogi Talks Deflategate Yogi Berra's Yogisms are always classics, and recently the Yankees legend applied one to the controversy surrounding the New England Patriots, lovingly known as "Deflategate." Yogi's granddaughter, Lindsay Berra, had a quote from her gramps talking about the Patriots: Gramp...

Joe Girardi Talks Rob Refsnyder, Jose Pirela Making New York Yankees Roster
January 17th, 2015 at 8:52 AM
The New York Yankees were very close to giving their second base job to a prospect out of spring training this season, but it was figured that competition was over following the signing of infielder Stephen Drew. ***PHOTO1*** Well, manager Joe Girardi doesn't exactly see it that way, and fully expects both...

Hal Steinbrenner Thinks Luis Severino Can Help New York Yankees in 2015
January 15th, 2015 at 12:58 PM
The future of the New York Yankees rotation lies in top pitching prospect Luis Severino, and Hal Steinbrenner thinks he could be helping the team sooner rather than later. ***PHOTO1*** Steinbrenner dropped the names of a couple of Yankees prospects when speaking to reporters, but he clearly held Severino above the rest,...

Prospect Peter O’Brien’s Development at Catcher Helping Diamondbacks Avoid Trade
January 14th, 2015 at 9:26 AM
When prospect Peter O'Brien was traded from the New York Yankees in exchange for Arizona Diamondbacks utilityman Martin Prado, the biggest knock on the slugging catcher was that he wasn't very good defensively. ***PHOTO1*** But the Arizona Diamondbacks and general manager Dave Stewart are seeing things differently nowadays, as they claim O'Brien's...

New York Yankees Prospect Ty Hensley Hospitalized After Suffering Brutal Attack
January 8th, 2015 at 12:12 PM
UPDATE: Tuesday, January 13 at 10:43 p.m. ET Despite his injuries, it appears Ty Hensley will be ready for the start of the season, per Brendan Kuty of NJ.com: Weeks after he was allegedly assaulted, Yankeesprospect Ty Hensley is optimistic he'll be ready for spring training, his agent, Rob Martin of ICON...

Shawn Kelley Hints New York Yankees Have More Moves Coming After Trade with Padres
December 29th, 2014 at 6:24 PM
The most common question after the New York Yankees pulled the trigger on a deal that sent reliever Shawn Kelley to the San Diego Padres for prospect Johnny Barbato was: is there something bigger in the works for the Bronx Bombers? ***PHOTO1*** Well, according to Kelley himself, general manager Brian Cashman admitted...

New York Yankees Acquire Miami Marlins Pitching Prospect Domingo German in Nathan Eovaldi Trade
December 19th, 2014 at 3:10 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Yankees acquired a young power arm in Nathan Eovaldi in today's trade, but they were also able to acquire a top Miami Marlins pitching prospect in Domingo German. German is 22 years old and was recently ranked as the Marlins' sixth best prospect by Baseball America. German...

MLB Rumors: New York Yankees to Have Competition for 2nd Base Involving Prospects
December 19th, 2014 at 1:50 PM
UPDATE: Saturday, December 20 at 6:45 p.m. ET In an article written by George A. King III of the New York Post, Yankees GM Brian Cashman claims that there will definitely be a competition between prospects Rob Refsnyder and Jose Pirela for the starting second baseman job this spring: “It’s a competition...

New York Yankees in Dark Age, but Prospects are Light at End of the Tunnel
December 19th, 2014 at 12:57 PM
The New York Yankees have spent themselves into a corner and have very little wiggle room to improve their roster from last season. With no end in sight, this may be the norm for the next few seasons as the Yankees wait for the contracts of CC Sabathia, Alex Rodriguez...

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...

Manny Banuelos Has Chance to Make New York Yankees Starting Rotation in 2015
November 15th, 2014 at 6:35 PM
Coming into spring training 2015, New York Yankees pitching prospect Manny Banuelos will have a chance to make the team's starting rotation. I still DK: Manny Banuelos pitches. I take a picture. The mystery is, I don't know who took the photo of US. #Yankees — Jessica Quiroli (@heelsonthefield) November 29, 2012 Yankees...

New York Yankees Prospect Greg Bird Wins Arizona Fall League MVP
November 15th, 2014 at 6:00 PM
An encouraging sign for the New York Yankees comes in the form of first base prospect Greg Bird, who had a sensational showing at the Arizona Fall League en route to winning the Most Valuable Player award. The AFL's official Twitter feed shared the news: AFL AWARDS-MVP Scottsdale's Greg Bird (@Yankees) Dernell...

New York Yankees Choose Gary Denbo as New Head of Minor League System
October 23rd, 2014 at 4:03 PM
After Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations Mark Newman left the team, the New York Yankees needed a new man to head their minor league system and have chosen Gary Denbo to take the role. ***PHOTO1*** Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reported the decision by the Yankees: Source: Gary Denbo...

New York Yankees Prospect Aaron Judge Gets Rave Reviews in Arizona Fall League
October 18th, 2014 at 3:59 PM
New York Yankees prospect Aaron Judge is a big dude, and he stands as one of the best big guys playing in the Arizona Fall League this year, according to one talent evaluator who has been watching him. ***PHOTO1*** Jim Callis of MLB.com did a comparison between one of the Yanks' most...

New York Yankees Will Never Go into Rebuild Mode, Says GM Brian Cashman
October 11th, 2014 at 11:08 AM
For those fans who are hoping the New York Yankees will start building their team from the ground up via the farm system, don't hold your breath. ***PHOTO1*** In an interview on the Michael Kay Show on 98.7 FM ESPN New York, General manager Brian Cashman admitted that the Bronx Bombers are...

New York Yankees’ Jose Pirela Gets Unexpected Late-Season Audition
September 16th, 2014 at 3:59 PM
With the news that Martin Prado would miss the rest of the regular season, another Yankee player will get a chance to audition for the big club. Infielder Jose Pirela was added to the Yankees 40-man roster, earlier today. ***PHOTO1*** With another blow for the Yankees in losing Prado, opportunity has arisen...

New York Yankees Minor League System to Undergo Leadership Changes
September 12th, 2014 at 10:13 AM
UPDATE: Saturday, September 13 at 10:05 a.m. ET Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News is reporting that the Yankees minor league shake-up could involve more than just a few names departing and that the organization could look for replacements from outside as opposed to within: Steinbrenner plans to have an...

MLB Rumors: New York Yankees Think Luis Severino Can Impact Rotation Soon
September 1st, 2014 at 9:34 AM
The New York Yankees have brought prospect Luis Severino up at an almost frantic pace in 2014, but that's because the Yanks believe Severino can have a major impact on their starting rotation sooner rather than later. ***PHOTO1*** Severino has dominated the minors this season to the tune of a 2.46 ERA...

New York Yankees Rumors: Jacob Lindgren Unlikely to Be Called up Sept. 1
August 30th, 2014 at 5:26 PM
There has been plenty of speculation that the New York Yankees would bring their 2014 No. 1 pick, second-rounder Jacob Lindgren, to the majors when rosters expand on September 1, but that may not happen after all. ***PHOTO1*** According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Yankees may end up holding off...

Manny Banuelos’ Next 2 Starts May Determine Status with New York Yankees in 2014
August 16th, 2014 at 11:20 AM
If all goes well in his next two starts, Manny Banuelos could see some time with the New York Yankees' big-league roster come September. After an up-and-down season in Double-A while recovering from Tommy John surgery, Banuelos was promoted to Triple-A where he had spent some time in 2011 and all...