New York Yankees reliever Andrew Miller feels that current teammate and designated hitter Alex Rodriguez will make for a great future manager if he decides to pursue that route when he's done playing baseball; Miller cited A-Rod's extremely high baseball intelligence as a reason for thinking he would make for an excellent manager.
Freddy Garcia has decided to announce his retirement from baseball and end his 15-year career; Garcia pitched for the New York Yankees during the 2011-2012 seasons and went 19-14 in his two seasons with the team.
Over the weekend, the New York Yankees signed former Chicago White Sox minor league outfielder Jared Mitchell to a minor league deal; Mitchell, who spent most of the 2015 season in the Los Angeles Angels system, was the White Sox former first round pick of the 2009 MLB Draft.
Members of the New York Yankees, both players and coaches, posted their Super Bowl 50 predictions with final scores of the game between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers.
John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman are closing in on brand new deals with WFAN New York that will keep them as the radio voices for the New York Yankees over the next two years; Sterling and Waldman have been co-hosts together on the air since the 2005 season.
New York Yankees All Star reliever Dellin Betances admitted that he experienced some arm fatigue last season in the month of September; he threw a league-high 84 innings during the 2015 season; but Betances also said that the addition of Aroldis Chapman should help ease his workload tremendously for the 2016 season.
New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez had a "C" spotted on his locker room name plate while at the team's training facility in Tampa; but it's not for the reason that many think it is for.
New York City council member Corey Johnson is trying to get a bill passed that would permanently ban the use of smokeless tobacco inside both Yankee Stadium and Citi Field, a bill which if passed, could go into place before the start of the 2016 season; Fenway Park in Boston, Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles and AT&T Park in San Francisco have already banned the use of smokeless tobacco in their ballparks as well.
On Friday, the Cincinnati Reds announced that they hired former New York Yankees outfielder and manager Lou Piniella as a consultant and senior advisor for their baseball operations; Piniella played 11 years for the Yankees from 1974-1984 and was the Yankees manager from 1986-1988.
New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez was ranked this past week by CBS Sports as the fifth best designated hitter in their Best 10 DH's in the sport heading into the 2016 season; the 2015 season was the first full season that A-Rod was a DH and responded with 33 home runs for the Yankees.