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New York Yankees Minor Leaguer Gary Sanchez Rated No.3 in MLB’s Top 10 Catching Prospects
January 25th, 2013 at 4:15 PM
New York Yankees' fans usually know the top prospects in the organization, pitchers are usually the names batted around the most. Gary Sanchez however is a name that should be at the top of everyone's list. The young catcher is seen as a future star of the Yankees which is why Jesus Montero...

Major League Baseball to Start Random HGH Blood Testing
January 10th, 2013 at 1:14 PM
Major League Baseball is set to announce an agreement for random, unannounced in-season HGH blood testing, reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Baseball will be the first major sport in the United States to test for human growth hormone.  ***PHOTO1*** The announcement will come from commissioner Bud Selig at the owners meetings in Arizona...

New York Yankees Hit with $18.9 Million Luxury Tax
December 15th, 2012 at 10:06 AM
The New York Yankees have been hit with a luxury tax of $18.9 million by Major League Baseball, after finishing the season with the highest payroll in the league.  ***PHOTO1*** The Yankees finished the season with a $222.5 million payroll, as reported by The Associated Press. Payroll figures for tax purposes include...

Major League Baseball to Test New Replay Systems at Yankee Stadium, Citi Field
August 17th, 2012 at 6:09 PM
Major League Baseball will install two new replay systems this month at Yankee Stadium and Citi Field, the home fields of the New York Yankees and New York Mets respectively. The league will be testing their viability of reviewing fair/foul calls, reports Jayson Stark of ESPN.com.  ***PHOTO1*** The systems will not yet...

Derek Jeter, Curtis Granderson Lead New York Yankees in All-Star Game Voting
June 6th, 2012 at 7:51 PM
Major League Baseball released an update of the 2012 All-Star Game voting polls, which showed the New York Yankees have many players doing well in the American League balloting. Yankees captain Derek Jeter leads the team in votes with 1,698,777, placing him in second overall in the AL and first...

New York Yankees Star Prospect Mason Williams Has Bright Future Ahead
March 22nd, 2012 at 8:30 AM
Just a year ago, Mason Williams was a little-known prospect in the New York Yankees' farm system. Now, the 20 year-old center fielder with sky-high potential is making a name for himself as one of the most talented prospects in Major League Baseball. ***PHOTO1*** Could Williams be the future in center field...

Major League Baseball Expanding Playoffs to 10 Teams for 2012 Season
March 1st, 2012 at 12:20 AM
In November, Major League Baseball owners and players agreed to expand the playoffs from eight teams to 10, by adding an additional wild card slot for each league. The move was expected to be made for the 2013 season, but has now been agreed upon for the 2012 season, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.  ***PHOTO1*** The change of the playoff format is not yet...

With New CBA Deal, Former New York Yankees Envision Even Playing Field
November 23rd, 2011 at 11:39 AM
 ***PHOTO2*** Current Major League Baseball players are not the only ones thrilled with the New CBA deal. Former New York Yankees are also speaking highly of the new deal, which will raise the league minimum salary to $480,000 and will establish HGH testing.  Former Yankee, Mike Stanton, who played at the...