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Aaron Judge Hits 3-Run HR, Gets Praise from Yankees Manager Joe Girardi: Video
March 4th, 2015 at 8:00 AM
New York Yankees prospect Aaron Judge made some noise on Tuesday during the team's first spring training game versus the Philadelphia Phillies, and his manager took notice. ***PHOTO1*** With the Yankees trailing by three with two outs in the ninth and down to his final strike, Judge lifted a ball to left...

New York Yankees’ Didi Gregorius Won’t Platoon Despite Trouble with Lefties
March 1st, 2015 at 3:30 PM
Despite his past problems facing left-handed pitching, New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius will be an everyday player to start the 2015 Major League Baseball season. ***PHOTO1*** The left-handed bat of Gregorius struggled mightily in the average department last season, hitting to a .226 combined average. He was even worse against left-handed...

New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez Reportedly Half-Assed 1B Drills in Workout
March 1st, 2015 at 11:00 AM
With just one man's opinion, New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez can go from a guy who is "all-in" for his team and will play any position, to a guy who isn't giving his all to help his team. ***PHOTO1*** According to Billy Witz of the New York Times, A-Rod didn't seem...

Adam Warren Reportedly Set to Start New York Yankees’ 1st Spring Training Game
February 28th, 2015 at 10:30 AM
You can throw Adam Warren's hat into the ring as a guy who could potentially start for the New York Yankes in 2015. ***PHOTO1*** Marly Rivera of ESPN Deportes is reporting that Warren could get the nod as the Yanks' first starter in spring training games: Adam Warren will probably be the starter...

Alex Rodriguez Takes Grounders at 1B During Yankees’ Spring Training: Video
February 28th, 2015 at 8:33 AM
If you were wondering what New York Yankees DH and third baseman Alex Rodriguez looks like playing first base, you don't have to wait anymore. A video posted by Mark Feinsand (@feinsand) on Feb 27, 2015 at 9:13am PST Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News shared a...

Mariano Rivera Jokes with Media That He’s Returning to New York Yankees in 2015
February 25th, 2015 at 5:20 PM
There is absolutely nothing funny about this. New York Yankees legend Mariano Rivera played a very cruel joke on the media and Yankees fans on Wednesday when he proclaimed he was back only to let us down a few seconds later. ***PHOTO1*** Rivera showed up to Yankees camp to do his job...

New York Yankees’ Mark Teixeira Won’t Adjust for Shift; Cancels ‘Foul Territory’
February 25th, 2015 at 2:30 PM
If you were hoping that New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was going to adjust his approach at the plate in order to beat the shift, don't hold your breath. ***PHOTO1*** Teixeira, who battled injuries all season in 2014 and saw his average dip to a career-low .216, has been a...

Ichiro Suzuki Happy New York Yankees’ Joe Girardi Isn’t His Manager Anymore
February 25th, 2015 at 1:30 PM
New Miami Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki was not happy as a member of the New York Yankees and manager Joe Girardi was a major source of that frustration. ***PHOTO1*** Suzuki was never thrilled with the way he was used while in pinstripes, as he was relegated to the role of a fourth...

Andrew Bailey Expects to Compete for Spot on New York Yankees’ 2015 Roster
February 25th, 2015 at 11:30 AM
Reliever Andrew Bailey has endured a long road to recovery after shoulder surgery and he is now ready to compete for a spot on the New York Yankees' roster in 2015. ***PHOTO1*** Bailey hasn't pitched in a game since 2013 with the Boston Red Sox and has spent last season as a...

New York Yankees’ Joe Girardi Declines to Share “Personal Feelings” on Alex Rodriguez
February 24th, 2015 at 5:00 PM
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi was asked a slew of questions about Alex Rodriguez on Tuesday, but there was one question he wasn't willing to respond to from the media. ***PHOTO1*** When asked about his personal feelings towards A-Rod, Girardi was guarded in his response and declined to discuss how he...

Joe Girardi Talks Alex Rodriguez Playing 1B, Relationship with Yankees Slugger
February 1st, 2015 at 10:00 AM
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi will look to add more flexibility to his roster in 2015 as he expects to talk to Alex Rodriguez about playing first base this season. ***PHOTO1*** The Yankees manager has stayed in touch with A-Rod this season, but he isn't quite sure what to expect from...

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...

Yankees Announce Coaching Changes; Tony Pena to 1st Base Coach, Robby Thomson Bench Coach
January 12th, 2015 at 5:26 PM
With the hirings of Jeff Pentland, Alan Cockrell and Joe Espada to the New York Yankees coaching staff, the team has filled out the rest of Joe Girardi's staff for the 2015. ***PHOTO1*** On Monday, the Yankees announced that the team re-structured its entire staff for next season and it is as...

The Decline of the New York Yankees Offense
January 12th, 2015 at 5:06 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Yankees elected to hire two new hitting coaches to replace Kevin Long. Jeff Pentland will take over as the official hitting coach with Alan Cockrell coming onboard as the assistant hitting coach. The Yankees are hoping that the new coaches will help refresh the Yankees anemic offense....

New York Yankees to Hire Jeff Pentland as Hitting Coach, Alan Cockrell as Assistant Hitting Coach
January 11th, 2015 at 3:37 PM
UPDATE: Tuesday, January 13 at 10:38 p.m. ET Former Yankees manager Joe Torre gave new hitting coach Jeff Pentland a great endorsement, per Sweeny Murty of WFAN: New NYY Hitting Coach Jeff Pentland was Joe Torre's HC in LA. Torre says: "He's a guru. He absolutely loves to teach and talk hitting." —...

MLB Hot Stove: Possible Outcomes for New York Yankees After Signing Stephen Drew
January 7th, 2015 at 6:00 AM
If you heard an explosion somewhere near you or in the distance on Tuesday night, it was likely the collective sound made by the heads of New York Yankees fans who didn't want to see Stephen Drew back in pinstripes. ***PHOTO2*** Jon Heyman of CBS Sports first had the news of the...

Yankees Discussing Hiring Former Dodgers, Cubs Hitting Coach Jeff Pentland for Vacant Position
December 22nd, 2014 at 12:23 PM
We're approaching almost three months now that the New York Yankees are without a hitting coach for the 2015 season and mostly it's because all of their candidates have gone off the board in one way or another. ***PHOTO1*** Chili Davis was their first choice; he signed with the Boston Red Sox....

Chase Headley Turned Down More Money to Stay in New York
December 17th, 2014 at 2:08 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Yankees signed Chase Headley to a four year, 52 million dollar contract. However, before Headley was signed, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reported that Headley had a four year 65 million dollar offer on the table. Headley therefore took approximately 13 million dollars less to remain a...

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...

Joe Girardi Extremely Excited to Have Alex Rodriguez Back on Yankees for 2015 Season
November 11th, 2014 at 4:31 PM
Alex Rodriguez has gotten full support from three of the key veteran locker room leaders on the New York Yankees; Mark Teixeira, CC Sabathia and Brett Gardner; as all three completely support and will welcome him back to the team for 2015. ***PHOTO1*** Now it's A-Rod's manager Joe Girardi, who publicly expressed...