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Hideki Matsui to Serve as Guest Hitting Instructor for New York Yankees at Spring Training
February 11th, 2014 at 10:20 PM
The last time a former New York Yankees player came to the team and served as a guest instructor for spring training, it was Andy Pettitte back in 2012. He threw so well down in Tampa that spring, he decided to opt for a comeback with the Yankees and ended...

New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka Receives Working Visa; Will Arrive in United States Next Week
February 6th, 2014 at 3:29 PM
The newest and perhaps biggest signing for the New York Yankees this winter has yet to arrive into the country, but Masahiro Tanaka is set to come to the states and prepare for the 2014 season. Tanaka has finally received his working visa and as Dan Martin of the New York...

New York Yankees Sign Australian Teen Phenom RHP Brandon Stenhouse
January 29th, 2014 at 4:21 PM
The New York Yankees signed Melbourne, Australia teenager Brandon Stenhouse to a six-figure contract to come to America and play for the most well-known franchise in sports. Stenhouse, 17, has ascertained a dream come true by being drafted by a Major League Baseball club. The Aussie will report to the Yankees...

New York Yankees’ Prospects Represent Organization in Arizona Fall League All-Star Game
November 4th, 2013 at 5:00 AM
The Arizona Fall League is in full swing and two New York Yankee prospects were named to the All-Star roster. The Yankees No. 2 overall prospect OF Mason Williams and catcher Peter O'Brien  represented the Pinstripes for the East squad which lost to the West 9-2 on Saturday at Surprise Stadium...

New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman Remains Committed to Granderson in CF
April 9th, 2013 at 6:03 PM
While the anticipated timetable for Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson, recovering from a fractured forearm, calls for an early-May return, Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com reports that general manager Brian Cashman has no plans on having Granderson return anywhere other than his customary position in center field. ***PHOTO1*** At the inception of spring training, Cashman...

New York Yankees Recall Starter Phil Hughes; Will Face Detroit on Saturday
April 5th, 2013 at 10:24 PM
***PHOTO1*** In a move that in all honesty, puzzles Yankees 101, especially considering the diligence they showed in easing him back into live pitching, the Yankees have scratched starter Phil Hughes from his scheduled Triple-A start on Saturday night, and have recalled him to the big club. Furthermore, and as per Wallace Matthews...

New York Yankees Starting Lineup Vs. Detroit Tigers Righty Doug Fister
April 5th, 2013 at 12:48 PM
***PHOTO1*** Coming off of their first win of the season Thursday night, a 4-2 victory over AL East rival Boston Red Sox, the Yankees open a three-game tilt on Friday afternoon in Detroit. For the Tigers, right-hander Doug Fister gets the ball, as the defending American League champions get set to host their...

New York Yankees Starter Phil Hughes Could Be Ready for April 11 Start
April 3rd, 2013 at 3:22 PM
***PHOTO1*** Yankees right-hander Phil Hughes, who has begun the 2013 season on the disabled list, continues to progress from a hampering balky back, and could have a target date for his return to the starting rotation. As per a collaborative report by George A. King III and Dan Martin of the New York...

New York Yankees Defeat Washington Nationals 4-2 in Exhibition Game in D.C.
March 29th, 2013 at 6:43 PM
While it was a game that still fits under the category of "exhibition," it was a game with a regular season feel to it, as starters played and it was contested in a Major League ballpark, instead of the friendly confines of the Grapefruit League fields. Needless to say, on Friday...

New York Yankees Prospect Watch: No. 1 Gary Sanchez
March 29th, 2013 at 9:06 AM
Yankees 101 concludes it's series profiling the top prospects in the New York Yankees organization with No. 1 catcher Gary Sanchez. If it seems that you have been hearing his name for years you are correct. Sanchez, who was 17 years old at the time, was signed for $3 million as a non-drafted...

New York Yankees’ Juan Rivera: Overbay to Play First, Francisco to Be Fourth OF
March 28th, 2013 at 4:14 PM
With the Boston Red Sox heading to town on Monday for Opening Day, and some closure needed with two integral spots in the Yankees game plan, especially with first baseman Mark Teixeira and center fielder Curtis Granderson starting the season on the disabled list, Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports...

New York Yankees Right-hander David Phelps Solidifies Spot in Starting Rotation
March 28th, 2013 at 2:13 PM
***PHOTO1*** While Wednesday's news regarding number four starter Phil Hughes beginning the season on the disabled list made it less of a surprise, a strong spring has solidified a spot in the rotation for 26-year-old right-hander David Phelps. Phelps, who entered spring training with the intention of battling Ivan Nova for the final spot in...

New York Yankees Starting Pitcher Phil Hughes Will Begin Season on DL
March 27th, 2013 at 3:38 PM
***PHOTO1*** In what has become "par for the course" this spring, another integral Yankee is headed to the disabled list to start the 2013 season.  However, in this case, the declaration of manager Joe Girardi regarding projected number four starter Phil Hughes was inevitable. On Wednesday, Joel Sherman of The New York Post confirmed that...

New York Yankees Shortstop Derek Jeter: “I Ran Out of Days”
March 27th, 2013 at 11:12 AM
***PHOTO1*** For Yankee captain Derek Jeter, who continues his rehabilitation from a broken left ankle, sustained during Game One of this past October's American League Championship Series, the finality of missing Opening Day appears to be setting in. Following a preemptive move last week by general manager Brian Cashman to "backdate" Jeter...

New York Yankees Keeping Tabs on Boston Red Sox First Baseman Lyle Overbay
March 26th, 2013 at 11:13 AM
***PHOTO1*** On Monday, as it was confirmed that former Los Angeles Angels outfielder Vernon Wells was on his way to Tampa to officially become a Yankee, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reported that another veteran could be garnering some interest from the organization. The Boston Red Sox, who currently have a logjam at first...

New York Yankees Pitcher Chien-Ming Wang Says It was “Easy Decision” to Return to Yanks
March 25th, 2013 at 4:59 PM
***PHOTO1*** With the exception of a dismal 2009 season, in which he went 1-6 with a 9.64 earned run average and would be punctuated with a season-ending trip to the disabled list due to an ailing right shoulder, the bulk of Chien-Ming Wang's time as a Yankee was highlighted by solid pitching. Wang's...

New York Yankees Prospect Watch: No. 2 Mason Williams
March 25th, 2013 at 6:00 AM
In five-tool outfielder Mason Williams the New York Yankees may have their future center fielder right under their nose. Williams was selected in the fourth round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft out of West Orange High School in Florida. Mason broke out in 2011 playing for the Staten Island Yankees where he...

New York Yankees Starter Phil Hughes Most Likely to Start Season on DL
March 22nd, 2013 at 5:04 PM
***PHOTO1*** While projected number four starter Phil Hughes continues to bounce back from a hampering back issue, one that can be said goes back to Game Three of the American League Championship Series this past October, there is some good and some bad sprinkled in. As he proclaims to "feel great," such...

New York Yankees Shortstop Derek Jeter to Finish Out Spring in Minors
March 22nd, 2013 at 12:22 PM
***PHOTO1*** While some "crankiness" in the left ankle of Yankee captain Derek Jeter was anticipated, as part of his rehabilitation process, Wallace Matthews of ESPNNewYork.com reports that a step has been taken to procure that Jeter is not rushing back. Earlier this week, general manager Brian Cashman confirmed the possibility that Jeter could start the...

New York Yankees Prospect Watch: No. 3 Tyler Austin
March 22nd, 2013 at 10:15 AM
Tyler Austin has moved quickly up the ladder of  New York Yankees farm system turning himself into another prized prospect in the organization. At age 17 Austin was diagnosed with testicular cancer, leading himself and his family to believe the possibility of playing Major League baseball would be in jeopardy. He beat cancer and...