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Why New York Yankees Didn’t Bid on Cuban Defector Rusney Castillo
August 24th, 2014 at 11:40 AM
While the New York Yankees were heavily involved in scouting Rusney Castillo from day one, they were not one of the teams to make the Cuban outfielder an offer. ***PHOTO1*** Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Yankees didn't even place a bid, despite reports to the contrary saying...

New York Yankees 2015; Who’s on Third?
August 23rd, 2014 at 10:15 PM
The New York Yankees went into the season with Kelly Johnson as their starting third baseman and the question is who will be at the hot corner to start 2015? The Yankees have a couple of choices available, but who will be there everyday third baseman next season? The obvious...

Boston Red Sox Sign Rusney Castillo to 7-year, $72.5 Million Contract
August 22nd, 2014 at 11:22 AM
UPDATE: Friday, August 22 at 12:06 p.m. ET The original contract figures for the Castillo-Red Sox deal were slightly off, as it turns out Castillo has signed a seven-year deal worth $72.5 million, per Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com: Sox agree on 7 year 72.5m deal with Castillo , joins club this season:...

Boston Red Sox Favorites for Rusney Castillo; Yankees Falling Out of Picture
August 22nd, 2014 at 10:14 AM
There is plenty of competition for Cuban-born outfielder Rusney Castillo, but it appears the Boston Red Sox are trying vigorously to sign him and are emerging as the favorites in the sweepstakes. ***PHOTO1*** Jon Heyman of CBS Sports says the Red Sox are still "heavily involved" and are attempting to beat out...

Rusney Castillo Contract Could Be Worth $50-60 Million; Yankees Seen as Finalists
August 20th, 2014 at 5:26 PM
As was expected, the Rusney Castillo sweepstakes has become a mess of rumors and speculation that hasn't come to an end just yet. ***PHOTO1*** Yesterday, it looked like Castillo was going to the Chicago Cubs, per ESPN's Buster Olney. Two folks involved in the Rusney Castillo bidding view the Cubs as the most...

MLB Rumors: Yankees Seen as Favorite to Land Jon Lester; Red Sox are ‘Long Shot’
August 20th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
While it is believed to be a long shot for Oakland Athletics starter Jon Lester to return to the Boston Red Sox in free agency after the season, the New York Yankees are one of the teams said to be the favorites to land him. ***PHOTO1*** Lester, who was traded before the...

Cuban Free Agent Rusney Castillo Likely to Sign with Chicago Cubs, not New York Yankees: Report
August 19th, 2014 at 6:42 PM
It looks like the Chicago Cubs, not the Philadelphia Phillies, may have appeared to be the new front runners to land Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo. ***VIDEO1*** Buster Olney of ESPN reported on Tuesday night that the Cubs appear to be the team to land Castillo, beating out five other teams for his...

Rusney Castillo ‘Moving Quickly’ to Sign; Reports Differ on Favorite to Land Him
August 18th, 2014 at 8:34 PM
Rusney Castillo was expected to make a decision on which team to sign with this week and the Cuban defector is trying to work as quickly as possible to make that decision. ***PHOTO1*** Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald has the latest: Heard Cuban OF/INF Rusney Castillo is moving quickly toward a decision....

Rusney Castillo Decision May Come Next Week; New York Yankees “Major Players”
August 15th, 2014 at 5:35 PM
The finish line is rapidly approaching for the Rusney Castillo sweepstakes. ***PHOTO1*** Along with the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers, the New York Yankees are viewed as one of the "major players" for the 27-year-old Cuban defector, per Joel Sherman of the New York Post: But chance to sign 27-yr-old without draft...

New York Yankees Have Deadline to Offer Rusney Castillo a Contract
August 12th, 2014 at 5:24 PM
The New York Yankees have until the end of the week to offer a contract to Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo if they have not done so already. ***VIDEO1*** George A. King III of the New York Post has the latest: If the Yankees want in on the bidding war for Rusney Castillo, they will...

MLB Rumors: Chicago Cubs, not New York Yankees, Considered Favorites to Sign Oakland A’s Starter Jon Lester
August 11th, 2014 at 2:33 PM
Ever since the Boston Red Sox traded Jon Lester to the Oakland A's at the trade deadline last month, people have started to wonder if the New York Yankees will be the team to land Lester once he becomes a free agent in the winter. ***VIDEO1*** Because Lester was dealt from Boston...

Rusney Castillo, New York Yankees Ready to Talk Contract After Private Workout
August 9th, 2014 at 9:48 AM
After holding a private workout for Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo on Friday, the New York Yankees are interested in talking about a contract with the 27-year-old—but as a second baseman. ***VIDEO1*** That is according to George A. King III of The New York Post, who says the Yankees are one of the...

David Robertson Says New York Yankees Made Mistake not Signing Him in Offseason
August 7th, 2014 at 1:16 PM
The New York Yankees and their closer, David Robertson, will be at a crossroads this offseason when the 29-year-old becomes a free agent with the opportunity to leave the only team he's ever known. ***VIDEO1*** New York could keep Robertson in two ways: offer him a qualifying offer at around $14 million...

New York Yankees Sign Rich Hill to Major League Contract; Takes Matt Thornton’s Roster Spot
August 5th, 2014 at 4:02 PM
With Matt Thornton being claimed off waivers by the Washington Nationals on Tuesday, the New York Yankees had an extra roster spot available and needed another left-hander for their bullpebn. ***VIDEO1*** The Yankees have added 34-year-old veteran Rich Hill to their bullpen, as they signed him to a major league contract, as...

New York Yankees Backed Out on Agreement with International Prospect, According to Trainer
August 4th, 2014 at 12:16 PM
When international free agent players became eligible to sign in early July, the New York Yankees were all over the market; signing some of the top players all over the land. ***VIDEO1*** One of the free agents that the Yankees had reportedly signed,16-year-old Dominican Shortstop Christopher Torres, was apparently going to be...

New York Yankees Can’t Risk Losing David Robertson for a Draft Pick
August 3rd, 2014 at 4:58 PM
The New York Yankees will have a big decision to make once the 2014 season is over: should they give David Robertson a long-term contract? ***VIDEO1*** Based on his numbers this season, the answer to that question is a resounding yes. Robertson has been dominant this season, as has been the case...

Yankees Rumors: Rusney Castillo to Hold Private Workout with New York on Friday
July 28th, 2014 at 9:17 PM
UPDATE: Monday, August 4 at 1:00 p.m. ET An official date has been given for the Yanks workout of Cuban outfielder, Rusney Castillo, according to George A. King III of the New York Post: Rusney Castillo, a Cuban defector who is clear to sign with any MLB club as a free agent,...

Alfonso Soriano not Ready to Retire After Release from New York Yankees in 2014
July 28th, 2014 at 5:38 PM
After Alfonso Soraino was designated for assignment and then released by the New York Yankees, it looked like the 38-year-old was at the end of the road for his career. ***VIDEO1*** But the veteran outfielder doesn't seem to be quite ready to hang up his cleats and is looking at a return...

Yankees Rumors: David Robertson May Accept Qualifying Offer After 2014
July 26th, 2014 at 6:30 AM
The New York Yankees have quite the dilemma on their hands when it comes to their star closer David Robertson, who is due to become a free agent after 2014. ***VIDEO1*** The most immediate dilemma will be whether or not to trade Robertson before the July 31 trade deadline. Doing so could...

New York Yankees to Scout Cuban Outfielder Rusney Castillo on Saturday
July 25th, 2014 at 7:48 PM
The New York Yankees will be one of many teams on hand to scout Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo on Saturday in Miami, Florida. ***VIDEO1*** George A. King III of the New York Post has the latest on the workout, which ironically enough will be held at Alex Rodriguez Stadium at the University...