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New York Yankee Catchers Austin Romine and Brian McCann are Impressed with SP Masahiro Tanaka; “As Good as Advertised”
February 22nd, 2014 at 9:09 PM
Masahiro Tanaka threw 25 pitches in front of a New York Yankee contingent including, manager Joe Girardi and GM Brian Cashman on Friday. "I was pleased with what we saw, his stuff looked crisp" manager Joe Girardi said. He was caught by a few Yankee catchers including Austin Romine and Brian McCann....

Former Yankees Catcher Jesus Montero Shows up to Seattle Mariners Spring Training 40 Pounds Overweight
February 22nd, 2014 at 11:24 AM
A few years ago, Jesus Montero was the star prospect of the New York Yankees farm system with a very bright future ahead of him. ***PHOTO1*** In his brief call up with the Yankees in 2011, Montero showed major flashes of why many perceived him to be a future star in the...

Why Brian McCann Will Be the Next Great Catcher for the New York Yankees
February 7th, 2014 at 8:11 AM
After last season’s three-headed monster of Francisco Cervelli, Chris Stewart and Austin Romine for the New York Yankees, it will be a huge relief to have Brian McCann behind the plate. ***PHOTO1*** The seven-time All Star brings his big bat and solid defense to the Bronx. McCann, 29, inked a five-year,...

Five New York Yankees File for Salary Arbitration
January 17th, 2014 at 12:26 AM
Today was the final day for players to file for salary arbitration with figures to be exchanged by Friday with hearings slated to begin in early February.  The New York Yankees have five key players filing that include pitchers David Robertson, Ivan Nova, Shawn Kelley and position players Brett Gardner and Francisco...

New York Yankees Trade Catcher Chris Stewart to Pittsburgh Pirates: Report
December 2nd, 2013 at 1:49 PM
With Brian McCann now the official starting catcher for the New York Yankees and Francisco Cervelli likely to get tendered a contract for 2014, Chris Stewart's time with the team was coming to an end, which is why multiple teams around the league were looking to trade for him. ***PHOTO1*** On Monday,...

New York Yankees to Sign Atlanta Braves Catcher Brian McCann to 5-Year, $85 Million Deal: Report
November 23rd, 2013 at 6:32 PM
The New York Yankees have got the man they want to be their catcher and were willing to fork over the big bucks to bring him to the Bronx. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports has reported that the Yankees are about to sign Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann to a five-year...

Jorge Posada Endorses Brian McCann; Thinks New York Yankees Should Sign Catcher for 2014
November 16th, 2013 at 2:14 AM
When people look at Brian McCann of the Atlanta Braves, they make the comparisons to former New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada, who was such a key part in the team winning four World Series titles during his tenure from 1998-2000 and 2009. McCann is a power-hitting catcher similar to how...

New York Yankees Plan to Tender Francisco Cervelli for 2014; Will Continue Search for Starting Catcher
November 12th, 2013 at 8:26 PM
Francisco Cervelli was essentially handed the chance to be the everyday starting catcher for the New York Yankees in 2013 following the departure of Russell Martin in free agency last winter and for about a month, it was going according to plan for him. That was until he fractured his hand...

Agent for Atlanta Braves C Brian McCann: the New York Yankees are on His Radar
November 7th, 2013 at 4:11 PM
The New York Yankees have made it very clear that they want to sign Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann for the 2014 season to the point where they have made him one of their top priorities in free agency this winter. Now all that mattered was if McCann would be interested...

Report: Atlanta Braves C Brian McCann a “Priority Signing” for the New York Yankees
November 6th, 2013 at 10:53 PM
One of the key positions that the New York Yankees drastically need to address this offseason is the catcher position; especially since they let Russell Martin leave on a two-year deal to the Pittsburgh Pirates and never made a serious attempt to re-sign him. Letting Martin go without a contract offer...

Report: New York Yankees Interested in Jacoby Ellsbury, Stephen Drew, Matt Garza as Free Agent Targets
November 1st, 2013 at 3:41 PM
With the 2013 baseball season officially over and the Boston Red Sox crowned the World Series Champions this season, the New York Yankees can finally start to really prepare for their off-season game plan on how to improve their roster and not only get back to October baseball, but compete...

Report: New York Yankees Interested in Signing Atlanta Braves C Brian McCann
October 10th, 2013 at 6:34 PM
With the New York Yankees having a lot of potential money coming off their payroll within the next couple of weeks, the team has some options as far as where to go in free agency. Robinson Cano is the priority and for argument's sake, Curtis Granderson could be the second one, especially...

New York Yankees C Francisco Cervelli Admits to PED Use; Talks 50-Game Biogenesis Suspension
October 9th, 2013 at 12:12 AM
Francisco Cervelli was hoping to be the everyday starting catcher for the New York Yankees in the 2013 season with Russell Martin's departure in free agency last winter and all was going according to plan up until the end of the first month of the season. First, Cervelli broke his hand,...

Report: New York Yankees Could Look to Target Catchers Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Brian McCann in Free Agency
September 22nd, 2013 at 1:29 AM
One of the biggest losses the New York Yankees had during the offseason was the departure of starting catcher Russell Martin, who signed a two-year deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates and has been a big part of their playoff push to October. ***PHOTO1*** The Yankees went with a patch-work job of going...

Who Will the New York Yankees Add to the Expanded September Roster?
August 31st, 2013 at 3:37 PM
Decisions, decisions... tomorrow Major League rosters expand to 40 and there were four newly empty lockers in the New York Yankees locker room today. The Bombers will add a third catcher, another utility infielder and some more arms for this final run at a playoff birth. New York plays 17 days...

New York Yankees Double-A Affiliate Trenton Thunder Playoff Bound
August 12th, 2013 at 1:17 PM
There will be at least one team in the New York Yankees organization who will play in the playoffs this season. The Double-A Trenton Thunder, who currently sits in second place of the Eastern League Conference,  is playoff bound. Trenton has a 63-57 record and is 7-3 over their last 10...

New York Yankees’ Francisco Cervelli One of 12 Players Suspended 50 Games by MLB for Biogenesis Case
August 5th, 2013 at 2:10 PM
Francisco Cervelli's season for the New York Yankees has officially come to an end before he could even return from the disabled list from his fractured hand. ***PHOTO1*** On Monday, the Yankees catcher was one of 12 players suspended for 50 games for his involvement in the Biogenesis case in which players...

This Day in Yankees History: Remembering New York Yankees Catcher and Captain Thurman Munson
August 2nd, 2013 at 8:26 AM
The date August 2, 1979 will be a day that forever lives in New York Yankees history. Unfortunately, it's not remembered for one of the better moments in their team history, especially the fans because they lost one of the most beloved and popular players ever.   During the 1979 season, Yankees...

Philadelphia Phillies Rejected New York Yankees’ Trade Offers for Carlos Ruiz, Michael Young
August 1st, 2013 at 3:06 AM
On the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, the New York Yankees were looking to make improvements to the team and had looked to the selling Philadelphia Phillies, who had made it clear their players were on the block. ***PHOTO1*** Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman picked up the phone and called Phillies GM...

Francisco Cervelli Likely to Be Suspended 50 Games for Involvement in Biogenesis
July 30th, 2013 at 10:51 PM
Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees has caught the most media attention for his reported involvement in the Biogenesis case. Flying under the radar is another Yankee player who will likely be punished too. ***PHOTO1*** Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports has reported that Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli will be suspended 50...