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The New York Yankees Eagerly Await the Return of “The Killer B’s”
February 17th, 2014 at 12:26 AM
It was just a few years ago when the hopes of the New York Yankees farm system were tied to three "future pitching stars". Andrew Brackman, Manny Banuelos and Dellin Betances were supposed to bring the Yankees minor league system back to prominence. The three Yankee saviors were deemed "The Killer B's".  ***PHOTO1*** It...

Former Phillies Closer Ryan Madson to Throw for Scouts on Friday; New York Yankees May Be Interested
February 7th, 2014 at 9:15 AM
It's been a rough two years for former Philadelphia Phillies closer Ryan Madson, especially ever since he left the City of Brotherly Love. After a successful 2011 campaign in which he pitches to a 4-2 record with a 2.37 ERA and 32 saves, Madson cashes in on a one-year, $6 million...

New York Yankees Trade LHP David Huff to San Francisco Giants for Cash Considerations
January 24th, 2014 at 9:11 PM
On Thursday, the New York Yankees designated left-handed reliever David Huff for assignment to make room for newly-signed starter Masahiro Tanaka. On Friday, they shipped the 29-year-old out of town just after he lost his roster spot from the team. The Yankees sent Huff to the San Francisco Giants for cash...

Brian Cashman, Hal Steinbrenner Tab David Robertson as Closer for New York Yankees in 2014
January 23rd, 2014 at 5:16 AM
When Mariano Rivera decided to end his historic Hall of Fame career at the end of the 2013 season, trying to replace a legend for his position at the closer spot was something the New York Yankees did not look forward to, yet, it was something that needed to be...

New York Yankees Sign All Arbitration Eligible Players to One-Year Contracts
January 19th, 2014 at 12:16 AM
The New York Yankees signed all of their eligible arbitration players to one -year contracts. Outfielder Brett Gardner will garner $5.6 million, reliever David Robertson $5.215 million, starting pitcher Ivan Nova will get $3.3 million and Shawn Kelley $1.765 million. Francisco Cervelli signed a $700,000 one year non-guaranteed contract on...

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 Officially Sign LHP Matt Thornton to a Two Year Deal
January 11th, 2014 at 3:30 AM
The New York Yankees made it official on Friday signing lefty reliever Matt Thornton to a two-year $7 million contract. The original deal was agreed upon a couple of weeks ago, but the official signing through the 2015 season. After lefty specialist Boone Logan signed with the Colorado Rockies the Yankees needed...

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...

Colorado Rockies Closing in on Deal with New York Yankees RP Boone Logan: Report
December 12th, 2013 at 10:14 PM
The New York Yankees bullpen is set to lose another reliable arm that has been with them for the last couple of seasons. The Colorado Rockies are closing in on a multi-year deal with Yankees left-handed reliever Boone Logan, as Troy Renck of the Denver Post reported on late Thursday night. "The...

Detroit Tigers Sign New York Yankees RP Joba Chamberlain to a 1-Year, $2.5MM Deal
December 12th, 2013 at 4:21 PM
The Joba Chamberlain era in the Bronx is officially over after seven seasons, as the 28-year-old reliever has signed a one-year, $2.5 million deal with the Detroit Tigers.     Chamberlain had perhaps one of the worst seasons in his professional career, posting a 2-1 record with a 4.93 ERA in 45 appearances...

New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants Lefty Reliever Javier Lopez Have Mutual Interest as Bullpen Addition
November 15th, 2013 at 3:42 PM
With Mariano Rivera's retirement and both Joba Chamberlain and Boone Logan free agents and their status for the team in 2014 up in the air, the New York Yankees are looking into bullpen options.     Andy McCullough of the Newark-Star Ledger reported on Friday that the Yankees and veteran left-handed reliever Javier...

Roger Clemens Writes Farewell Tribute to New York Yankees’ Mariano Rivera; Wishes He’d Continue Playing
September 27th, 2013 at 4:27 PM
From 1999 to 2003, Roger Clemens and Mariano Rivera were teammates on the New York Yankees and won two World Series championships during that time together. When Clemens won his 300th career game at Yankee Stadium back in 2003, Rivera was the one who got the save during that game...

Report: New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi Considering Using Mariano Rivera in Center Field Vs. Houston Astros
September 26th, 2013 at 6:48 PM
In the historic and Hall of Fame career of New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, it has always been a dream of his to play the outfield in a professional game. The 43-year-old Rivera always shags fly balls during batting practice and has always been known as one of the team's...

New York Yankees LHP Boone Logan Diagnosed with Bone Spur in Elbow, Aiming to Pitch by Friday
September 17th, 2013 at 4:21 PM
Boone Logan has been one of the more stable parts of the New York Yankees bullpen in the 2013 season, pitching with a 5-2 record and a 3.26 ERA in 60 appearances, but he hasn't pitched for the team since September 6 with reported discomfort in his left elbow. ***PHOTO1*** Some felt...

New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez on Mariano Rivera: He’s My Hero and Role Model
September 17th, 2013 at 2:22 PM
The 2013 season has been a season filled with controversy and the national spotlight for New York Yankees third basemen Alex Rodriguez, as he is playing this year while appealing a 211 game suspension for allegedly purchasing and using performance enhancing drugs, but since his return to the team on...

New York Yankees Activate RHP David Phelps Off DL; Available Out of Bullpen Vs. Boston Red Sox
September 14th, 2013 at 11:08 AM
It's been over two months since the New York Yankees have seen right-handed pitcher Daivd Phelps, who has been on the disabled list with a right forearm injury dating all the way back to July 4.  ***PHOTO1*** The Yankees will activate Phelps on Saturday afternoon and will be available to pitch out...

New York Yankees Sign Veteran LHP Mike Zagurski for Bullpen Help; Will Join Team on Tuesday Night
September 10th, 2013 at 4:57 PM
On Tuesday, the New York Yankees made a move to add bullpen help as they signed veteran left-handed reliever Mike Zagurski, who will likely be added to team and be available to pitch in the game at Camden Yards against the Baltimore Orioles, according to Andy McCullough of the Newark-Star...

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...

As New York Yankees’ DL List Grows Should They Be Buyers or Sellers at the Trade Deadline?
July 20th, 2013 at 11:36 AM
Yes, it's true another New York Yankee has landed on the DL. Outfielder Zoilo Almonte twisted his ankle in last night's defeat to the Boston Red Sox. With the loss last night the Yankees stand in fourth place in AL East seven games behind the Boston Red Sox. It's amazing that...

New York Yankees Pursuing Phillies Infielder Michael Young
July 12th, 2013 at 1:58 PM
With the possible impending suspension of Alex Rodriguez and the continued injuries with Derek Jeter the New York Yankees are trying to shore up the left side of the infield. Michael Young of the  Philadelphia Phillies is the latest name being thrown around as a possible addition to this roster.Young a...