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Former New York Yankees 1B/DH Lance Berkman Announces Retirement from MLB After 15 Seasons
January 29th, 2014 at 8:55 PM
On Wednesday night, long-time veteran first basemen Lance Berkman has announced that he is retiring from Major League Baseball, thus ending a successful 15-year career. Berkman came up to the majors back in 1999 with the Houston Astros and didn't become a full-time starter with the team until the 2000 season,...

Mark Reynolds’ 14th Inning Home Run Gives New York Yankees 2013 Season Finale Win Over Houston Astros
September 29th, 2013 at 6:39 PM
On Sunday afternoon, most New York and New Jersey fans had all eyes on the New York Giants and the New York Jets, but a few thousand miles away, the New York Yankees had to finish their regular season and play their 162nd game of the regular season against the...

Andy Pettitte Honored by Houston Astros in 5th Inning of New York Yankees 3-2 Victory
September 28th, 2013 at 12:42 AM
In the final series of the season for the New York Yankees, they snapped a four-game losing streak on Friday night when they defeated the lowly Houston Astros 3-2 at Minute Maid Park. But with the Yankees and Astros out of playoff contention, the game was being played merely for pride...

Roger Clemens Writes Farewell Tribute to New York Yankees’ Mariano Rivera; Wishes He’d Continue Playing
September 27th, 2013 at 4:27 PM
From 1999 to 2003, Roger Clemens and Mariano Rivera were teammates on the New York Yankees and won two World Series championships during that time together. When Clemens won his 300th career game at Yankee Stadium back in 2003, Rivera was the one who got the save during that game...

Report: New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi Considering Using Mariano Rivera in Center Field Vs. Houston Astros
September 26th, 2013 at 6:48 PM
In the historic and Hall of Fame career of New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, it has always been a dream of his to play the outfield in a professional game. The 43-year-old Rivera always shags fly balls during batting practice and has always been known as one of the team's...

New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman Won’t Try to Talk Andy Pettitte Out of Retirement
September 23rd, 2013 at 5:22 PM
This week, the fans of the New York Yankees will see the final starts of Andy Pettitte's career; the first of two starts which was made on Sunday in a 2-1 defeat to the San Francisco Giants. ***PHOTO1*** With the Yankees playoff hopes fading with each defeat in the final couple of...

New York Yankees Third Baseman Kevin Youkilis Heading for MRI on Balky Back
April 29th, 2013 at 9:59 AM
***PHOTO1*** While the New York Yankees have raced out to a 15-9 start, culminating with Sunday's come-from-behind 3-2 victory over their American League East rival Toronto Blue Jays, the injury bug continues to plague the pinstripers, as another integral Yankee could miss some significant time. Off of Saturday's news that Yankees catcher Francisco...

New York Yankees Claim Sam Demel; Designate Danny Otero for Assignment
March 28th, 2013 at 12:32 AM
After acquiring outfielder Vernon Wells and first baseman Lyle Overbay on Tuesday, the New York Yankees were busy once again on Wednesday, claiming right-hander Sam Demel off waivers from the Houston Astros.  ***PHOTO1*** To make room for Demel on the 40-man roster, the Yankees designated newly-acquired right-hander Danny Otero for assignment. Otero was...

New York Yankees Complete Acquisition of Outfielder Vernon Wells
March 26th, 2013 at 4:01 PM
***PHOTO1*** After it was reported on Monday that former Los Angeles Angels outfielder Vernon Wells was headed to Tampa for an imminent physical, the Yankees officially completed the acquisition on Tuesday afternoon, and as Cash Kruth of MLB.com reports, the 34-year-old veteran is excited for the opportunity in front of him, “I feel like...

New York Yankees Sign FA Outfielder Ben Francisco to Minor League Deal
March 11th, 2013 at 4:36 PM
 ***PHOTO1*** After being released by the Cleveland Indians earlier on Monday, the Yankees agreed to a minor league deal with veteran outfielder Ben Francisco.  The release was requested by Francisco, as an Indians outfield, which features former Yankee Nick Swisher and prized offseason signing Michael Bourn, didn't figure to be too...

Sports Media 101 Baseball Writers Hall of Fame Vote Conducted by Orioles 101: Biggio and Piazza In
January 10th, 2013 at 11:41 AM
While ESPN New York's Wallace Matthews "wasn't feeling" certain players for this year's hall of fame election (whatever that means), Orioles101 writer Josh Michael diligently conducted a Sports Media 101 baseball writers vote that saw two players get elected from our point of view.  After Josh tabulated the results, former Houston Astros...

Houston Astros LHP Wandy Rodriguez Being Scouted by New York Yankees
July 19th, 2012 at 12:40 AM
As Wandy Rodriguez took the mound for the Houston Astros on Wednesday, scouts from the New York Yankees, as well as the Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers, were in attendance to watch the start, as Rodriguez is a likely candidate to be moved before Major League Baseball's July 31st trade...

New York Yankees Among Teams Interested in Houston Astros Starter Wandy Rodriguez
June 21st, 2012 at 6:08 AM
With the MLB trade deadline a little over a month away, trade rumors are beginning to heat up. One player to keep an eye on is Wandy Rodriguez of the Houston Astros, who is drawing interest from several teams, including the New York Yankees. ***PHOTO1*** As Rodriguez allowed just two runs in...

New York Yankees Interested in RHP Matt Garza of Chicago Cubs
June 1st, 2012 at 5:04 PM
If the New York Yankees decide to acquire a starting pitcher before the trade deadline, Matt Garza of the Chicago Cubs will be their top choice, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. ***PHOTO1*** Garza, 28, is 2-3 with a 4.22 ERA this season. The Yankees are interested in Garza because of his proven...

Raul Ibanez Leads New York Yankees Over Houston Astros in Rain-Shortened Game
March 31st, 2012 at 4:45 PM
The New York Yankees defeated the Houston Astros by a score of 11-9 on Saturday, after the game was called with two outs in the top of the ninth inning due to rain. Designated hitter Raul Ibanez led the Yankees offense with two hits, a home run, and four RBI...

Houston Astros, Baltimore Orioles Interested in New York Yankees Outfielder Justin Maxwell
March 29th, 2012 at 7:43 AM
New York Yankees outfielder Justin Maxwell is a long-shot to make the final roster and is out of minor league options, so the Yankees could look to trade him before the season starts. Two teams with interest are the Houston Astros and Baltimore Orioles, reports George A. King III of...

Robinson Cano’s Long Home Run Lifts New York Yankees Over Houston Astros
March 17th, 2012 at 4:03 PM
The New York Yankees defeated the Houston Astros by a score of 6-3 on Saturday, thanks to a deep three-run home run off the bat of Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano. The home run, Cano's first of the spring, cleared the right field bleachers at Steinbrenner Field.  ***PHOTO1*** The Yankees jumped out...

MLB and the Players’ Union Announce a New CBA Till 2016
November 23rd, 2011 at 3:00 AM
MLB and the players' union announced, on Tuesday, a new CBA agreement was reached and will extend through 2016. The new agreement now needs to be formalized in writing and ratified independently by the players and owners.  Major League Baseball has had 21 years of uninterrupted labor peace, which has attributed to the continued growth...

New York Yankees’ Interest in Houston Astros’ Wandy Rodriguez Dead
July 31st, 2011 at 3:51 PM
Any potential deals between the New York Yankees and the Houston Astros involving Wandy Rodriguez are now dead. The Yankees have been showing interest in the left hander and the Astros were interested in trading him away but the two sides could not come to an agreement. The Yankees were looking to...

New York Yankees Going After Heath Bell, Wandy Rodriguez
July 31st, 2011 at 12:21 PM
The New York Yankees are currently in on the trade talks for San Diego Padres' closer Heath Bell, as well as Houston Astros' starter Wandy Rodriguez. With the trade deadline just hours away, 4 p.m. ET, the trade talks should continue to heat up. Wandy Rodriguez currently has a 7-7 record...