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New York Yankees, Alex Rodriguez May Give Milestone Bonus Money to Charity
July 2nd, 2015 at 11:40 AM
The ongoing dispute between the New York Yankees and designated hitter Alex Rodriguez over $6 million in bonus money, which came into play when A-Rod hit homerun No. 660 earlier this season to tie Willie Mays, may soon be coming to an end. ***PHOTO1*** FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports the two sides...

Jacob Lindgren Reportedly Set to Join New York Yankees After Promotion from Triple-A
May 23rd, 2015 at 5:14 PM
The time has come: the New York Yankees will promote stud left-handed reliever Jacob Lindgren to the big leagues on Sunday. Joel Sherman of the New York Post has the scoop: I hear that with Pinder throwing 48 pitches today he will be sent down and Jacob Lindgren will be promoted Sunday...

It’s Time New York Yankees Promote Jacob Lindgren to Replace Inept David Carpenter
May 23rd, 2015 at 12:42 PM
Is David Carpenter bad or what? ***PHOTO1*** The former Atlanta Braves reliever turned New York Yankee has been dreadful for the Bronx Bombers out of the bullpen this season and doesn't really deserve to have a job on this team. Carpenter has allowed an earned run in each of his last three outings...

Why Slade Heathcott’s New York Yankees Debut Should Have Fans Excited
May 23rd, 2015 at 12:01 PM
Welcome to the big leagues, Mr. Heathcott! In his Major League Baseball debut on Friday night, New York Yankees center fielder Slade Heathcott wasted no time getting his feet wet in the bigs. Heathcott notched two hits and reached base three times in his first big-league game, picking up a double...

Yankees Mostly Mum on Jacoby Ellsbury Injury; Joe Girardi Says 15 Days Won’t Be Enough
May 23rd, 2015 at 8:55 AM
The New York Yankees have been quiet on Jacoby Ellsbury's injury of late, but manager Joe Girardi finally gave at least a bit of insight into the situation. ***PHOTO1*** Ellsbury was recently placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right knee sprain, and while he was supposed to get an MRI...

New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka Could Return Sooner than Expected
May 22nd, 2015 at 7:17 PM
New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka may return earlier than expected. ***PHOTO1*** After making his first rehab start on Thursday night in which he threw three scoreless innings, it was thought that Tanaka would need two more rehab starts in the minors before he would return. But now it seems the Yankees...

Rays’ Minor-League Team with Outrageous Promo Mocking Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez
May 22nd, 2015 at 6:45 PM
The Tampa Bay Rays' Single-A affiliate, the Charlotte Stone Crabs, openly mocked New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez with a promotion for one of their games. ***PHOTO1*** The promotion, scheduled for Friday, was called "A-Rod Juice Box Night." Clearly the minor-league squad was taking a shot at the Yankees slugger and...

New York Yankees to Wear Special Bernie Williams Day Hat on May 24: Photo
May 22nd, 2015 at 12:38 PM
The New York Yankees will be wearing special hats for Bernie Williams Day on May 24th, and we have a photo of the special hat. Here is the hat the #Yankees will wear on Bernie Williams Day (h/t @CBSSportsMLB) — Pinstripe Alley (@pinstripealley) May 22, 2015 Williams will have his number retired...

New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka Reacts to First Triple-A Rehab Start
May 22nd, 2015 at 9:00 AM
New York Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka took the mound for the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders last night and looked good in his first start since going on the disabled list with a forearm injury. ***PHOTO1*** Tanaka threw three innings without allowing a run, while also surrendering just two hits through 41 pitches (25...

New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka Completes First Triple-A Rehab Start
May 21st, 2015 at 7:09 PM
New York Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka had a solid showing in his first Triple-A rehab start for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders. ***PHOTO1*** Tanaka, who was scheduled to throw 45 pitches or three innings, finished with a line of no runs on two hits in three innings of work. He recorded two strikeouts in...

Alex Rodriguez ‘Has Very Little Stomach’ for Milestone Bonus Fight with New York Yankees
May 21st, 2015 at 6:02 PM
For those that think New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez is totally on-board with fighting for the milestone bonus he was supposed to receive for hitting home run No. 660, think again. ***PHOTO1*** Rodriguez is likely setup for a fight with the Yankees over the marketing contract he signed back in...

New York Yankees Prospect Mason Williams Promoted to Triple-A to Take Slade Heathcott’s Spot
May 21st, 2015 at 4:26 PM
After a few days of speculation, it has been announced that New York Yankees prospect Mason Williams will be taking Slade Heathcott's spot on the Triple-A roster of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders. ***PHOTO1*** A spot in the crowd Railriders outfielder opened up after Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was placed on the 15-day...

Rob Manfred Taking New York Yankees Side in Alex Rodriguez Milestone Bonus Dispute
May 21st, 2015 at 3:57 PM
Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred is just the latest to share his opinion on the potential New York Yankees-Alex Rodriguez milestone bonus dispute. ***PHOTO1*** On Wednesday, Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner basically reiterated what general manager Brian Cashman has said in regard A-Rod's bonus: the Yankees have the right but not the...

New York Yankees’ Joe Girardi Confirms Jacoby Ellsbury Won’t Need Surgery on Knee
May 21st, 2015 at 10:30 AM
A bit of good news came out on Wednesday in regard to Jacoby Ellsbury's knee: the New York Yankees outfielder won't require surgery. ***PHOTO1*** Ellsbury injured the knee on Tuesday night against the Washington Nationals after his spikes got caught in the dirt while swinging the bat. Ellsbury would stay in the...

New York Yankees’ Hal Steinbrenner Talks Alex Rodriguez’s Bonus, On-Field Performance
May 21st, 2015 at 9:10 AM
New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner made an appearance on Wednesday and discussed a few things with the media, including Alex Rodriguez and his ongoing bonus saga. ***PHOTO1*** A-Rod, who has already surpassed Willie Mays' 660 home runs, is due a $6 million bonus that the Yankees are refusing to pay. General...

Jacoby Ellsbury Injury: Updates on Yankees Star’s Knee and Return
May 20th, 2015 at 4:59 PM
UPDATE: Wednesday, May 20 at 4:57 p.m. ET Jacoby Ellsbury's knee is in a brace and he will be given a timetable for his return after seeing a doctor on Friday: Ellsbury said Yankees "haven't given me a timeline" for his return. Won't get that until gets evaluated Friday by team doctor —...

Yankees GM Brian Cashman Talks Severity of Jacoby Ellsbury Injury, Slade Heathcott’s Role
May 20th, 2015 at 1:59 PM
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman had a bit of good news in regard to Jacoby Ellsbury's knee injury. ***PHOTO1*** Cashman spoke to George A. King III of the New York Post and said he doesn't believe Ellsbury's injury is a very serious one, despite the fact that he's still waiting...

New York Yankees’ Reason for Choosing Slade Heathcott Over Ramon Flores Revealed
May 20th, 2015 at 12:51 PM
In many circles it was believed that Ramon Flores would be the first New York Yankees prospect to get a shot at the big leagues in the event of an injury to the team's outfield, but by now we know that wasn't the case. ***PHOTO1*** Instead, Slade Heathcott gets the call for...

New York Yankees ‘In Big Trouble’ Without Jacoby Ellsbury in Lineup
May 20th, 2015 at 10:29 AM
Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner have been a lethal 1-2 punch at the top of the New York Yankees order in 2015, but now that one half of that combination isn't healthy, one scout believes the Bronx Bombers are 'in big trouble.' ***PHOTO1*** Ellsbury suffered what the Yankees announced was a right...

What Slade Heathcott Brings to New York Yankees Lineup; Prospect Reacts to Promotion
May 20th, 2015 at 9:05 AM
New York Yankees prospect Slade Heathcott is getting a promotion to the big leagues after outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury was sent to the disabled list with a knee injury. ***PHOTO1*** Heathcott will have enormous shoes to fill. Ellsbury was the team leader in hits, on-base percentage and batting average. Not to mention he...