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New York Yankees Prospect Luis Torrens to Have Shoulder Surgery, Miss 2015 Season
March 3rd, 2015 at 5:11 PM
New York Yankees stud catching prospect Luis Torrens will miss the 2015 season after it was determined he would need shoulder surgery for a torn labrum. ***PHOTO1*** The Yankees issued a press release confirming Torrens would need the surgery and that it will cost him the season: Yankees minor league catcher Luis Torrens...

Russell Martin Does not Blame New York Yankees for Letting Him Leave
March 3rd, 2015 at 1:55 PM
Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin spoke fondly about his time with Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees. ***PHOTO1*** Martin played for the Yankees in 2011 and 2012, putting up Fangraphs WAR values of 2.7 and 2.0 respectively. After 2012, the Yankees did not resign Martin and allowed him to sign...

New York Yankees Stud Prospect Luis Torrens Could Miss Entire 2015 Season
March 2nd, 2015 at 2:00 PM
A stud prospect in the New York Yankees organization, catcher Luis Torrens, could miss the entire 2015 season with a shoulder injury. ***PHOTO1*** George A. King III of the New York Post has the latest: Stud catching prospect Luis Torrens, who turns 19 in May, is undergoing tests to determine the severity of...

Yankees’ Brian McCann Expecting Bounce Back Season, Excited to Meet ‘All Time Great’ Alex Rodriguez
February 13th, 2015 at 12:26 PM
Considered to be one of the leaders of the current New York Yankees roster, Brian McCann has a plan for how he's going to improve on his 2014 season, which had its ups and downs. ***PHOTO1*** McCann was one of the team leaders as far as home runs and RBI goes in...

New York Yankees’ Brian McCann Has Plan on Improving Average: Hit It Where They Aren’t
February 12th, 2015 at 6:30 PM
In the first year of a five-year, $85 million deal, some felt that Brian McCann had a rough season in his first season for the New York Yankees, especially at the plate. ***PHOTO1*** While he did have his highest home run total in three years with 23 home runs and highest RBI...

Laura Posada Tweets Wedding Photo from 2000 with Derek Jeter as Jorge’s Best Man
January 21st, 2015 at 5:04 PM
On this day 15 years ago, Jorge Posada and his wife Laura got married, with perhaps the coolest part of the wedding being Derek Jeter playing the Best Man role. A fresh faced Jeter at the age of 25 can be seen in this wedding photo tweeted by Laura Posada, quietly...

Pedro Martinez Says Jorge Posada Insulted His Mother During Yankees-Red Sox Brawl
January 8th, 2015 at 10:29 AM
The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox rivalry was so heated in the 2000's that Pedro Martinez's mother got involved, apparently thanks to catcher Jorge Posada. ***PHOTO1*** Martinez, who admitted he didn't like Posada in an interview on Daily News Live on SNY TV, per Jon Harper of the New York...

Former Yankees Jorge Posada and Jose Contreras Allegedly Ripped-Off in Money Scam
December 15th, 2014 at 7:40 PM
Former New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada and pitcher Jose Contreras claim they are the victims of a multimillion dollar money scam that has cost each player a significant piece of their career earnings. ***PHOTO1*** The two former players have filed a lawsuit against Juan Carlos Collar and Anthony Fernandez, two Cuban-American...

Toronto Blue Jays, Former Yankees Catcher Russell Martin Agree to 5-Year, $82 Million Deal
November 17th, 2014 at 12:40 PM
Two years ago, the New York Yankees let Russell Martin walk away as a free agent, as he ended up signing with the Pittsburgh Pirates. ***PHOTO1*** Two years later, the Yankees will see him at least 20 times a year, only this time, it will be on the other side of things,...

New York Yankees Trade Francisco Cervelli to Pittsburgh Pirates for Lefty Reliever Justin Wilson
November 12th, 2014 at 10:00 PM
The Pittsburgh Pirates are preparing themselves in case they lose Russell Martin to free agency and they've turned to an old trade partner for catching depth in case Martin bolts the Steel City. ***PHOTO1*** On Wednesday night, the Pirated acquired Francisco Cervelli from the New York Yankees in exchange for lefty reliever...

New York Yankees’ Brian McCann May Look to Bunt More During 2015 Season
November 10th, 2014 at 10:35 AM
While it's tough to call Brian McCann's first season with the New York Yankees a complete bust, it wasn't his best baseball either. ***PHOTO1*** Sure, he did hit 23 home runs and 75 RBI; both of which lead the Yankees (goes to show the lack of power in New York last year),...

Joe Torre Says Giants’ Buster Posey Could Be Like Derek Jeter as Next Face of MLB
October 21st, 2014 at 11:37 AM
Several players referred to Derek Jeter as not only as the captain of the New York Yankees, but the captain of baseball. That's the level of respect the now retired shortstop got from his fellow colleagues and players around the league over the past 20 years. ***PHOTO1*** So with Jeter now done...

New York Yankees Legend Yogi Berra’s Museum Burglarized; Police Investigating
October 9th, 2014 at 12:01 PM
UPDATE: Thursday, October 9 at 6:39 p.m. ET Bryan Hoch of MLB.com has the latest on the burglary of the Yogi Berra Museum, including the specific items that were taken: Thieves stole an undisclosed number of Hall of Famer Yogi Berra's World Series rings and two of his MVP plaques from the...

New York Yankees Keep Playoff Hopes Alive with Big Comeback in the Bronx
September 11th, 2014 at 12:19 PM
Left for the dead in the AL Wild Card race, the New York Yankees bats awoke last night at the Stadium. With all that has been said about the dormant New York offense, they answered the bell on Wednesday as they showed signs of life in the Bronx ***VIDEO1*** After giving up...

Austin Romine to Be Recalled by New York Yankees; Francisco Cervelli Dealing with Headaches
September 6th, 2014 at 12:14 AM
The Yankees already have three catchers on the major league roster with the September call ups, but because of Francisco Cervelli dealing with headaches, the team will call up a fourth catcher. ***PHOTO1*** Sweeny Murti of WFAN reported on Friday night during the Yankees 1-0 loss to the Kansas City Royals that...

Brian McCann Hit Below Belt with Foul Ball in Yankees Win Over Red Sox (Video)
September 4th, 2014 at 11:40 AM
Brian McCann got hit in a place no man ever should. ***PHOTO1*** During the New York Yankees' 5-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night, McCann was behind the plate when he took a foul ball between the legs. If not for a cup, things could have gotten really ugly: Your browser...

New York Yankees Announce Eight September Call-Ups
September 2nd, 2014 at 3:47 PM
The New York Yankees have officially announced their September call-ups. ***PHOTO1*** David Waldstein of the New York Times has the list: Yanks call up: Chris Young, John Ryan Murphy, Preston Claiborne, Bryan Mitchell, Chase Whitley, Rich Hill, Antoan Richardson and Chaz Roe. — David Waldstein (@DavidWaldstein) September 2, 2014 Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com also noted...

New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi Has Idea for MLB Plate-blocking Rule
August 31st, 2014 at 9:26 AM
Major League Baseball's new plate-blocking rule for catchers and baserunners has drawn a ton of controversy in 2014, but New York Yankees manager and former longtime catcher Joe Girardi has a solution. ***PHOTO1*** Girardi was asked about the new rule after one of his players, center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, was injured on...

Seattle Mariners Scout Addresses Jesus Montero Ice Cream Insult; Says ‘Isn’t How It’s Portrayed’
August 29th, 2014 at 5:11 PM
In one of the more bizarre incidents to come out in the news in recent time, former New York Yankees catcher and current Seattle Mariners hitter Jesus Montero, who is currently rehabbing at Class-A for the team was involved in an incident with a team scout on Thursday night during...

Former Yankees, Current Mariners’ Jesus Montero Fights with Scout Over Ice Cream Insult
August 29th, 2014 at 1:17 PM
Talk about a rather embarrassing situation for the Seattle Mariners organization and for former New York Yankees prospect Jesus Montero. ***PHOTO1*** While at a rehab outing for Class-A Everett on Thursday night, Montero was taunted heavily by a scout in the audience because of his weight issues and even went as far...