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Category: ‘MLB Free Agency’

New York Yankees, 4 Other Teams Have Offered Masahiro Tanaka Contract; Deal Exceeds 6 Years, $100MM
January 18th, 2014 at 9:57 PM
With less than a week left for teams to negotiate a deal with Japanese starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, teams are putting in their offers for the 25-year-old with hopes of landing him for 2014. The New York Yankees are one of five teams who have submitted an offer to Tanaka, as...

Milwaukee Brewers to Sign Former New York Yankees 1B/3B Mark Reynolds to Minor-League Deal: Report
January 17th, 2014 at 7:10 AM
Mark Reynolds short tenure with the New York Yankees ended when they wouldn't offer him a guaranteed major league deal and thus, the veteran went shopping elsewhere for a new home and found one on Thursday night. Sweeny Murti of WFAN has reported that Reynolds will sign with the Milwaukee Brewers...

Alex Rodriguez Suspension Allows the New York Yankees to Be Under the $189 Million Threshold for Now
January 16th, 2014 at 1:00 AM
The New York Yankees win in a number of ways with baseball arbitrator Fredric Horowitz's decision in the Alex Rodriguez case. The historic suspension in violations of the Joint Drug Agreement  calls for Rodriguez to miss 162-games including the post season finally gives the Yankees some answers to some needed questions. First, A-Rod's...

New York Yankees Sign Former Oakland A’s 2B/3B Scott Sizemore to Minor League Deal
January 12th, 2014 at 6:11 PM
With Alex Rodriguez's 2014 season likely over now that he's been suspended for the year after federal arbitrator Frederic Horowitz's ruled in Major League Baseball's favor in the Biogenesis case, the New York Yankees are now searching for alternative plans for the infield. On Sunday, the Yankees agreed to a minor...

New York Yankees Maintain Interest, Monitoring Status of Former New York Mets P Johan Santana
January 10th, 2014 at 12:14 AM
While the New York Yankees are all-in on Japanese starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, they have also been interested in Johan Santana as well during the winter. With Andy Pettitte retiring and CC Sabathia's struggles of the 2013 season well documented, it could benefit the Yankees to look into a lefty starter...

New York Yankees Expected to Meet with Masahiro Tanaka with His Arrival in United States
January 9th, 2014 at 2:11 PM
On Wednesday, Japanese star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka arrived to the United States and will start meeting with the teams of Major League Baseball that are interested in his services. The New York Yankees are one of the more interested parties and are expected to meet with Tanaka in the next couple of...

New York Yankees Won’t Sign Former Boston Red Sox SS/3B Stephen Drew
January 6th, 2014 at 10:50 PM
Ever since the offseason began, the New York Yankees had remained interested in shortstop Stephen Drew of the Boston Red Sox, especially given the fact that Derek Jeter spent most of the 2013 season on the disabled list and will turn 40 years old this coming year. However, with Jeter likely...

New York Yankees a Likely Destination for Ubaldo Jimenez?
January 1st, 2014 at 4:32 PM
It's no secret that the New York Yankees are in need of some solid starting pitching and will be focused on exactly that over the next several weeks.  But even in the event they land Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, several General Managers around the league feel they will aggressively pursue...

Rakuten Golden Eagles Will Post Masahiro Tanaka with New York Yankees Strongly Interested
December 25th, 2013 at 1:07 AM
It had seemed like the New York Yankees were going to have to scrape the bottom of the barrel for starting pitching options due to Masahiro Tanaka possibly not getting posted and allowed to come to the United States. But low and behold, a Christmas miracle. Tanaka's team, the Rakuten Golden...

New York Yankees 1B/3B Mark Reynolds Likely to Sign Elsewhere for 2014 Season
December 24th, 2013 at 3:19 AM
The New York Yankees were interested in a reunion with Mark Reynolds for another season, especially since after how well he stepped into the final two months of the 2013 season and played well for the team, but it looks like that reunion will be unlikely. Mark Feinsand of the New...

New York Yankees Interested in Oakland A’s Closer Grant Balfour: Report
December 23rd, 2013 at 7:24 PM
It had looked like the Baltimore Orioles had found their new closer in Oakland A's veteran Grant Balfour, as they had signed him to a two-year, $16 million deal, but that fell through this week due to the Orioles not liking what they saw in the medicals for Balfour. Now with...

How a Light or No Suspension for Alex Rodriguez Could Mean Masahiro Tanaka, Others for New York Yankees
December 22nd, 2013 at 12:49 AM
While it's not definite that Masahiro Tanaka will or will not be posted to the Major Leagues in the next couple of months, there is still an outside chance that it could happen and Tanaka could still land into the awaiting laps of the New York Yankees. Tanaka is the pitcher...

Rakuten Golden Eagles Sign Former New York Yankees 1B/3B Kevin Youkilis to 1-Year Deal
December 20th, 2013 at 3:44 PM
Kevin Youkilis and Tom Selleck's character Jack Elliot from the hit 1990's movie, "Mr. Baseball" seem to have quite a bit in common these days. They were both postseason heroes approaching the later stages of their careers, both of which were playing for the New York Yankees when they were struggling...

Should the New York Yankees Make a Move for Johan Santana with Masahiro Tanaka Staying in Japan?
December 20th, 2013 at 3:57 AM
With Masahiro Tanaka not being posted to Major League Baseball and staying in Japanese baseball now, it drastically alters the New York Yankees plans for their starting rotation and it still leaves a lot of question marks surrounding it. Just like in 2011 after Andy Pettitte retired for the first time...

New York Yankees Moving on from Masahiro Tanaka; Japanese Team Won’t Post Him to MLB
December 19th, 2013 at 2:40 PM
From the moment the off-season began for the New York Yankees, Masahiro Tanaka was their main focus as far as starting pitching goes. Even with Hiroki Kuroda back in the fold for another season, the Yankees desperately wanted to sign Tanaka and put him atop of their starting rotation that has...

Shin-Soo Choo Rejected New York Yankees 7-Year, $140 Million Offer; Lead to Carlos Beltran Signing
December 19th, 2013 at 1:00 AM
When the winter offseason began for Cincinnati Reds outfielder Shin-Soo Choo, he was hopeful of landing a deal in the $100 million range. So when it was found out that Choo actually rejected a deal from the New York Yankees for seven years and $140 million, it came as a major...

New York Yankees Sign Baltimore Orioles 2B Brian Roberts, Boston Red Sox LHP Matt Thornton
December 17th, 2013 at 8:35 PM
It was a very busy Tuesday for the New York Yankees as they made two more moves to their 2014 roster. The first which was reported late last night as a likely deal ended up becoming a reality, as the Yankees agreed to a one-year, $2 million deal with Baltimore Orioles...

New York Yankees Likely to Sign Former Baltimore Orioles 2B Brian Roberts: Report
December 17th, 2013 at 3:22 AM
The New York Yankees have found their next second basemen for the 2014 season to replace the departed Robinson Cano, who left two weeks ago to sign with the Seattle Mariners. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports has reported on Monday night that the Yankees are likely to sign former Baltimore Orioles...

New York Yankees President: We’d Rather Give Mike Trout a 10-Year Deal Over Robinson Cano
December 16th, 2013 at 2:22 AM
New York Yankees president Randy Levine was not shy about making his feelings known about Robinson Cano bolting for the door and signing a 10-year, $240 million deal with the Seattle Mariners last week. The team was not willing to go any higher than their seven-year offer for $168 million, especially...

Kansas City Royals Sign Omar Infante to 4-Year, $30.25MM Deal, New York Yankees were Interested
December 13th, 2013 at 8:48 PM
The New York Yankees weren't budging on their three-year, $24 million offer for Detroit Tigers second basemen Omar Infante, just like they wouldn't budge on their seven-year, $168 million offer for Robinson Cano. Just like they saw Cano take more money to sign with the Seattle Mariners, Infante decided to take...