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New York Yankees Hitting Coach Kevin Long Reacts to Team’s Offensive Struggles
July 3rd, 2014 at 6:00 AM
The New York Yankees are in the midst of a season-long slump that has reached epic proportions and hitting coach Kevin Long reacted to those issues on Wednesday. ***VIDEO1*** According to Wallace Matthews of ESPNNewYork.com, Long and the players are not blind to their struggles and he says the guys in the...

New York Yankees: Francisco Cervelli Falls Over Railing to Make Catch (Video)
July 1st, 2014 at 8:58 PM
New York Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli made an outstanding catch on Tuesday night during the first inning of his team's game against the Tampa Bay Rays. ***VIDEO1*** Ben Zobrist was the batter and lifted a weak pop-up towards the Rays' dugout, which forced Cervelli to put his body at risk to make...

New York Yankees Brian McCann on First Half Performance: ‘I’ve Been Horrible’
July 1st, 2014 at 11:44 AM
Since Jorge Posada's retirement at the end of the 2011 season, the New York Yankees have been looking for the next "great" Yankee catcher. They thought they had him when they signed Brian McCann to a $85 million, five year deal, this past off-season. But so far, the results have not been...

New York Yankees’ Hitting Coach: Brian McCann’s Struggles More Mental than Physical
June 27th, 2014 at 9:39 AM
It hasn't been the perfect start for Brian McCann's career with the New York Yankees in 2014. ***VIDEO1*** McCann was signed to a five-year, $85 million deal after spending the first part of his career with the Atlanta Braves and many thought McCann would be a force in the middle of the...

Can New York Yankees Bring Peter O’Brien up to Help Struggling Offense?
June 25th, 2014 at 3:22 PM
The New York Yankees are uncharacteristically not hitting home runs in 2014, so should home-run machine Peter O'Brien be promoted to the big leagues to help drive some runs in? PENNSYLVANIA! #YANKEES Top Prospect PETER O'BRIEN signing autographs SAT,JUN21!! pic.twitter.com/tRdjZUnSTW — Athlete Appearances (@cravetheauto) June 17, 2014 The Yanks could certainly use the...

New York Yankees Derek Jeter Tops Two Million All-Star Votes; Leads AL Shortstops
June 22nd, 2014 at 11:46 PM
New York Yankee, Derek Jeter is looking like the favorite to start at shortstop for the American League in this year's All-Star Game. Jeter currently sits atop the leader board with 2,353,336 million votes as he vies for his 14th career All-Star appearance. ***VIDEO1*** Jeter has amassed the sixth most votes in the...

MLB Trade Rumors: New York Yankees’ John Ryan Murphy a Hot Commodity
June 18th, 2014 at 1:35 PM
Apparently, John Ryan Murphy of the New York Yankees is becoming somewhat of a hot commodity on the trade market this season. ***VIDEO1*** According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Yanks are receiving phone calls for the 23-year-old catcher: hear the #yankees are getting lots of calls asking about john ryan murphy...

New York Yankees: Francisco Cervelli Expected to Be Activated from 60-Day DL; John Ryan Murphy to Be Optioned to Class-AAA
June 17th, 2014 at 1:46 PM
The New York Yankees will get back a familiar face on Tuesday when their backup catcher is expected to be activated from the disabled list. ***VIDEO1*** Francisco Cervelli, who has been on the disabled list since April 13 with a hamstring injury, will be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday in...

New York Yankees Derek Jeter Closing in on Two Million All-Star Votes; Catcher Brian McCann Grabs Top Spot
June 17th, 2014 at 11:15 AM
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is closing in on his 14th All-Star Game selection. The Yankee captain, who is playing in his 20th and final season in the Bronx is currently the top vote getter among American League shortstops. Jeter has accumulated 1,810,451 votes so far, in this season's fan...

New York Yankees: Francisco Cervelli ‘Unlikely’ to Be Trade Bait
June 14th, 2014 at 5:46 PM
With the emergence of John Ryan Murphy as a solid backup catcher for the New York Yankees, Francisco Cervelli seems to be a logical choice to be trade bait at the 2014 MLB trade deadline, but one Yankees analyst doesn't think so. ***VIDEO1*** YES Network's Jack Curry got a question on Twitter...

New York Yankees Prospect Gary Sanchez Punished for Disciplinary Reasons in Class-AA Trenton
June 13th, 2014 at 12:33 PM
Gary Sanchez is considered to be the New York Yankees top prospect in their minor league system, but he's starting to fall out of favor with the team. ***VIDEO1*** Sanchez, who is currently on the Class-AA Trenton Thunder roster and hitting only .229 with seven home runs on the season, had a...

Francisco Cervelli’s Return to Yankees Could Mean John Ryan Murphy to AAA
June 12th, 2014 at 7:48 PM
Francisco Cervelli is ready to come back to the New York Yankees and that could mean John Ryan Murphy is Triple-A bound. ***VIDEO1*** As of now, there are two different reports out there, but both have Murphy possibly returning to Triple-A. First, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com says while Cervelli is eligible to come...

Seattle Mariners to Recall Jesus Montero on Thursday Vs. Former Team New York Yankees: Report
June 12th, 2014 at 2:06 PM
Many of the fans of the New York Yankees clearly know who Jesus Montero is and the hype that surrounded him when he was a prospect in the minor leagues. ***VIDEO1*** Montero, who was once the number one ranked prospect in the Yankees farm system, was dealt in January of 2012 in...

Jorge Posada Talks Return to New York Yankees, Major League Baseball
June 10th, 2014 at 4:14 PM
The New York Yankees offense has been so bad this season that it has fans looking to retired players for some help, but don't expect Jorge Posada to come out of retirement with a helping hand. ***VIDEO1*** Posada attended the Miguel Cotto-Sergio Martinez fight last Saturday and was asked whether he would...

New York Yankees and Triple-A Affiliate Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Extends Player Development Contract
June 8th, 2014 at 11:35 PM
The New York Yankees and Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders announced a four-year extension of their player development contract (PDC). The extension is through the 2018 season and the four years is the longest allowed per baseball rules. ***VIDEO1***  RailRiders President and General Manager Rob Crain was quoted in their press release "We love our...

Yogi Berra Honored for His Heroism in the Allied Forces Invasion of Normandy
June 7th, 2014 at 12:20 PM
Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra was among the Allied Forces that stormed the beaches of Normandy 70 years ago yesterday. ***VIDEO1*** The 19 year old from St. Louis was part of a six-man crew operating a 36-foot landing craft support ship (LCSS). Their mission was to fire rockets at the German gun targets...

Yankees Injury Updates: Carlos Beltran, Francisco Cervelli Play in Rehab Games
June 2nd, 2014 at 3:52 PM
Carlos Beltran and Francisco Cervelli both played in extended spring training games on Monday as they both inch closer to a return to the New York Yankees' roster. ***VIDEO1*** First, we get the update on Beltran from MLB.com's Bryan Hoch, which includes a potential timetable for the return of the veteran outfielder: Carlos...

New York Yankees Down on the Farm; Double-A Trenton Thunder Report 5/30/14
May 30th, 2014 at 1:03 PM
Last year's Eastern League Champions have been struggling this season, but over their last 10 games the Trenton Thunder seem to be righting the ship. The Thunder are (30-25) and sit 5.5 games out of first place in the Eastern League Eastern standings. Trenton has been trying to string together some...

New York Yankees: Brian McCann to Start at 1st Base
May 28th, 2014 at 5:13 PM
***VIDEO1*** Brian McCann has been a catcher all of his Major League Baseball life, but now he will be taking on a new task as the New York Yankees starting first baseman on Wednesday versus the St. Louis Cardinals. Here's a look at the lineup, per Meredith Marakovits: Today's lineup ... No teixeira...

Trenton Thunder Has Comeback Win to Snap a Six Game Losing Streak
May 20th, 2014 at 12:07 PM
After losing six straight and getting swept in back-to-back series the Trenton Thunder bounced back with a come from behind 6-4 victory over the Harrisburg Senators. ***VIDEO1*** LHP Manny Banuelos was scratched from his start so the Thunder had to get nine innings out of an already taxed bullpen. Trenton used five pitchers...