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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 Prospect Domingo German to Undergo Tommy John Surgery
March 29th, 2015 at 7:53 PM
New York Yankees prospect Domingo German is set to undergo Tommy John surgery. German announced it on his Instagram page with this post of him arriving in New York City: Llegada a nueva york. Gracias el viaje fue muy cómodo A photo posted by el negro de los guasiviri (@domingogerman75)...

Rob Refsnyder, Luis Severino Win New York Yankees Kevin Lawn Award for Best Player, Pitcher
March 28th, 2015 at 1:25 PM
Two of the brightest stars in the New York Yankees minor-league system were confirmed on Saturday as second baseman Rob Refsnyder and starting pitcher Luis Severino were named the organization's best minor-league players. ***PHOTO1*** The honor, which is called the Kevin Lawn Award, is handed out to the best position player and...

Aaron Judge’s Massive Size Described by New York Yankees’ Big Leaguers: Video
March 27th, 2015 at 4:00 PM
The New York Yankees major league players got a firsthand look at prospect Aaron Judge this spring and the reviews of the 22-year-old all have one commom theme: he's a massive human being. ***PHOTO1*** Judge stands at 6-foot-7 and weighs-in at 230 lbs., so his measurements speak for themselves; however sometimes you...

Former No. 1 Pick Brady Aiken a Possibility for New York Yankees After Tommy John Surgery?
March 27th, 2015 at 10:50 AM
Former No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 Major League Baseball draft, Brady Aiken, recently saw his 2015 draft stock take a hit after undergoing Tommy John surgery. ***PHOTO2*** The 18-year-old left-hander was drafted by the Houston Astros in 2014, but was unable to come up with a contract agreement as early...

Hal Steinbrenner Says New York Yankees Prospects Bird, Judge, Severino Possible for Majors in 2015
March 27th, 2015 at 9:03 AM
New York Yankees managing general partner and co-chairman Hal Steinbrenner sat down with Mike Francesa on WFAN radio in New York and discussed the overall state of the team in 2015. ***PHOTO2*** Among the topics covered were the young prospects in the team's organization, who drew rave reviews from the son of...

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...

Joe Girardi Wants New York Yankees No. 5 Starter Chosen by End of Week
March 24th, 2015 at 9:59 AM
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi claims he would like to make his decision on who the No. 5 starter will be by the end of the week. ***PHOTO2*** In the running for the spot now are Adam Warren and Esmil Rogers, with more dark horse candidates like Chase Whitley and Bryan...

Former New York Yankees Prospect Peter O’Brien Throwing Erratically for Arizona Diamondbacks
March 24th, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Arizona Diamondbacks prospect Peter O'Brien seems to be having his fair share of issues behind the plate in spring training, leaving the D-backs no choice but to send him down to the minors. ***PHOTO1*** O'Brien was traded by the New York Yankees last season in a deal that netted the Bronx Bombers...

New York Yankees Prospect Trent Garrison Officially Announces Retirement Again on Social Media
March 23rd, 2015 at 4:55 PM
New York Yankees prospect Trent Garrison posted a message on Facebook on Sunday that announced his retirement, which later went missing from his page. ***PHOTO2*** Up until now, it wasn't known if Garrison had been pranked or not because the announcement was so unexpected, but Garrison reiterated his decision on Twitter on...

New York Yankees’ Stephen Drew Still Troubles Scouts; Jose Pirela Seen as Better Option
March 23rd, 2015 at 4:02 PM
Fans have been screaming about Stephen Drew's declining abilities at the plate and how the New York Yankees should go with Jose Pirela instead of him, and now scouts are confirming such a belief. ***PHOTO1*** Drew is having a dreadful spring at the plate thus far, sporting a .161 average going into...

New York Yankees Prospect Slade Heathcott Has Epic Warm-Up Moves: Video
March 23rd, 2015 at 1:57 PM
New York Yankees prospect Slade Heathcott should win an award for his fantastic warm-up dance-type moves upon entering games. ***PHOTO3*** Unfortunately Heathcott's moves were displayed after he was called into the game to replace injured teammate Jose Pirela, who had just run into a wall and was carted off the field. Clearly Heathcott...

Jose Pirela’s Crash into Wall Shows New York Yankees Prospect is Earning His Pinstripes
March 23rd, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Sometimes when a team in any sport needs a spark, oftentimes its a younger player who can provide it. Jose Pirela showed that on Sunday, when he selflessly put his own safety on the line to catch a fly ball in a meaningless spring training game. ***PHOTO1*** The New York Yankees prospect...

New York Yankees Prospect Trent Garrison Suddenly Retires with Post on Facebook?
March 22nd, 2015 at 6:22 PM
New York Yankees prospect Trent Garrison may have suddenly retired on Sunday afternoon with an announcement on Facebook. ***PHOTO2*** Trenton Thunder beat writer Matt Kardos spotted the post of the young catcher: ***PHOTO1*** When looking for the post on his page, there was none. It seems Garrison may have deleted it; although we did...

New York Yankees’ Jose Pirela Leaves in Ambulance After Crashing into Center Field Wall
March 22nd, 2015 at 2:08 PM
The New York Yankees experienced a very scary moment in bottom half of the first inning on Sunday against the New York Mets, as Jose Pirela, who was playing center field, crashed into the wall chasing a Juan Lagares line drive. Your browser does not support iframes. Pirela hit the wall hard...

New York Yankees’ Jose Pirela Reacts to Inevitably Being Left Off Big-League Roster
March 21st, 2015 at 1:00 PM
Despite the fact that he has earned a spot on the New York Yankees big-league roster, Jose Pirela remained extremely humble when asked out the prospect of starting the season in the minors. ***PHOTO1*** Pirela is batting .370 with five RBI and has sorely outplayed fellow second baseman Stephen Drew, as well...

Joe Girardi Confirms Jose Pirela Will not Make New York Yankees Roster
March 19th, 2015 at 6:30 PM
While there was still a bit of hope that Jose Pirela would make the New York Yankees roster for the start of the 2015 season, manager Joe Girardi officially squashed whatever hope was left. ***PHOTO1*** After the Yankees made in abundantly clear that Stephen Drew was the starter no matter what, Yankees...

New York Mets HC Kevin Long Says He Pays Attention to Son, not Yankees
March 19th, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Former New York Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long is paying attention to his new employer, the New York Mets, not his old one—except when it comes to his son Jaron Long. ***PHOTO1*** Long was hired by the Mets during the offseason after the Yankees let him go. Since then, Long has been...

New York Yankees Cut and Reassign Greg Bird, 4 Others to Minors
March 18th, 2015 at 9:31 AM
Five more players were cut from the New York Yankees' big-league spring training roster and reassigned to minors camp, headlined by top first base prospect, Greg Bird. ***PHOTO1*** The Yankees announced the cuts on Tuesday night: #Yankees option RHP Domingo German to Class-A Tampa, RHP Branden Pinder to Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes-Barre and reassign both...

MLB.com’s List of New York Yankees Top 30 Prospects to Watch in 2015
March 16th, 2015 at 12:49 PM
Every year, MLB.com lists the top prospects to watch in the New York Yankees organization, and the list for 2015 has been released. ***PHOTO1*** Below are the Yankees prospects who were ranked from No. 1 to No. 30. For more information on each player, go to MLB.com: 1. Luis Severino-RHP 2. Aaron Judge-OF 3. Jorge...