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Scott Rolen Helping New York Yankees 3B Prospect Eric Jagielo in Spring Training
February 25th, 2015 at 10:30 AM
New Vice President of Player Development for the New York Yankees, Gary Denbo, has brought some star power with him to spring training this season as he has enlisted the help of former Major League Baseball third baseman Scott Rolen to help mentor one of the organization's top prospects. ***PHOTO1*** That prospect...

Luis Severino, Aaron Judge, Greg Bird Highlight Yankees’ Spring Training Invites
February 5th, 2015 at 12:08 PM
The New York Yankees announced there will be 26 players working on minor league contracts that have an invitation to spring training in 2015, including some of the organization's top prospects. ***PHOTO1*** Bryan Hoch of MLB.com has the full list, which can be seen at the bottom of this page. Six of...

New York Yankees Farm Sysytem Ranked No. 20 in MLB, According to ESPN
January 29th, 2015 at 12:51 PM
In recent time, the New York Yankees aren't exactly known for having the best farm system in baseball. ***PHOTO1*** They've built their teams mostly through free agency and trades, although over the last three years, they've tried to re-build and re-load the farm system and stock it with young talent that can...

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...