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New York Yankees’ Alfredo Aceves Suspended 50 Games for Failed Drug Violation
July 3rd, 2014 at 1:55 PM
It hasn't been a great second go-around for Alfredo Aceves with the New York Yankees in the 2014 season. ***VIDEO1*** After failing to live up to expectations while he was a reliever on the team, he was sent back to the minor leagues in early June; a minor league assignment he accepted...

New York Yankees Reliever Dellin Betances Could Make American League All-Star Team
June 29th, 2014 at 6:33 PM
New York Yankees reliever, Dellin Betances could make the American League All-Star Squad this season. As The Yankees play the Boston Red Sox this weekend, Boston and American League All-Star manager John Farrell, will get a first hand look at the Yankees reliever. ***VIDEO1*** Betances, who owns a 14.69 strikeout rate per nine...

New York Yankees: Dellin Betances was Almost a Basketball Player
June 25th, 2014 at 8:35 AM
He's one of the most dominant relievers in Major League Baseball today, but New York Yankees pitcher Dellin Betances almost chose the hardwood over the baseball diamond. ***VIDEO1*** That's right, Betances was a basketball player in high school, according to Brendan Kuty of NJ.com, and was even recruited by some schools to...

Yankees Notes: CC Sabathia Return Date, Carlos Beltran Feels Pain and Heath Bell
June 24th, 2014 at 6:55 PM
Here are some news and notes from the New York Yankees Universe. ***VIDEO1*** CC Sabathia Update The Yanks got some encouraging news today as CC Sabathia threw two innings in a simulated game and came away with no issues, as George A. King III of the New York Post reported. He threw 34 pitches...

Goose Gossage Receives Plaque in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium
June 22nd, 2014 at 9:50 PM
The New York Yankees honored Rich "Goose" Gossage with a plaque in Monument Park on Sunday. Gossage and Ron Davis teamed to become the first dominant set-up, closing tandem in baseball. ***VIDEO1*** In the early 1970's the closer role was relatively new in baseball and still developing. The Yankees were one of the...

New York Yankees: Adam Warren Would Love Chance to Start; Replace Vidal Nuno in Rotation
June 19th, 2014 at 9:52 AM
Vidal Nuno's spot in the New York Yankees rotation is in serious jeopardy, especially after his last outing against the Oakland A's where he was flat out terrible. ***VIDEO1*** Nuno, now 1-4 on the season with a 5.90 ERA; his ERA went up almost a full run after allowing eight runs in...

MLB Draft 2014: Mariano Rivera on New York Yankees Picking His Son (Video)
June 17th, 2014 at 3:14 PM
Mariano Rivera recently discussed what it was like for the New York Yankees to draft his son in the 2014 MLB draft. ***VIDEO1*** Mariano Rivera III was drafted in the 29th round of the draft with the 872nd pick. Like his dad, he is also a pitcher, only without the career success his father...

Tony Gwynn is Remembered by New York Yankees Legend Mariano Rivera (Video)
June 16th, 2014 at 10:24 PM
New York Yankees great Mariano Rivera reflected on the life and career of San Diego Padres legend Tony Gwynn. Rivera and Gwynn crossed paths during their respective careers with their two teams meeting in the World Series in 1998 when the Yankees topped the Padres in four games. Rivera got to...

New York Yankees: Can Heath Bell Rejuventae Career, Re-Discover All Star Talent in Bronx?
June 16th, 2014 at 2:58 PM
On Friday, the New York Yankees signed former All Star closer Heath Bell to a minor league deal and placed him with their Class-AAA Scranton/Wilks-Barre team with hopes of Bell finding his old form. ***VIDEO1*** Bell, whom the Yankees once had interest in three years ago at the trade deadline as bullpen...

New York Yankees: Wade LeBlanc Declines Assignment to Class-AAA Scranton/Wilks-Barre; Elects Free Agency
June 16th, 2014 at 12:04 PM
Wade LeBlanc's tenure with the New York Yankees was a very short lived one and he will be looking for a new place to call home in 2014. ***VIDEO1*** LeBlanc was claimed off waivers by the Yankees on June 3 from the Los Angeles Angels in a part of their bullpen shuffle...

New York Yankees Acquire Veteran Reliever David Huff from San Francisco Giants
June 11th, 2014 at 8:37 PM
The New York Yankees continued to re-tool their bullpen as they announced a deal that would bring David Huff back to the Bronx. The veteran reliever was claimed off waivers and acquired by the Yankees for cash considerations on Wednesday.  ***VIDEO1*** Huff spent last season with the Cleveland Indians before being claimed off...

New York Yankees Top Draft Pick Jacob Lindgren Could Make Major League Debut This Season
June 11th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
According to Jim Callis of MLB.com, the New York Yankees Jacob Lindgren could make his MLB debut as early as this season. Callis ranked the top five draft picks from this year's draft and placed Lindgren atop the list ***VIDEO1*** According to Callis, the Yankees who didn't own a first round pick, may have gotten...

New York Yankees are Playoff Tested Before October by Winning Close Games
June 11th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
The New York Yankees won another close game on Tuesday night, this time against the Seattle Mariners, as their offense failed to create some insurance runs for a more comfortable victory. ***VIDEO1*** That has been the case often this season. The Yanks carry small leads throughout ball games and ask their starters...

New York Yankees Expect Shawn Kelley to Return on Wednesday
June 10th, 2014 at 7:03 PM
New York Yankees reliever Shawn Kelley has been on the disabled list for what seems like forever with a back injury and is expected to finally return to the team on Wednesday. ***VIDEO1*** MLB.com's Bryan Hoch broke the news: Shawn Kelley is expected to rejoin the Yankees tomorrow. — Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) June 10,...

New York Yankees Reliever Shawn Kelley Could Return from DL on Wednesday
June 8th, 2014 at 11:09 PM
When the season started for the New York Yankees one of the most impressive pieces was the newly formed bullpen. A key member was former Seattle Mariner reliever, Shawn Kelley. Kelley was impressive out of the gate for New York as he compiled a 3.52 ERA in 15 1/3 innings...

MLB Trade Rumors: New York Yankees Could Be Potential Suitor for Oakland A’s Jim Johnson
June 8th, 2014 at 2:51 PM
Not too long before the 2014 MLB Draft, the Oakland A's nearly had a deal to trade former closer Jim Johnson to the Miami Marlins for an early round draft pick, but the deal never happened and Johnson remained with Oakland. ***VIDEO1*** With a month to go until the non-waiver trade deadline...

Jacob Lindgren Discusses Being Drafted by New York Yankees and His College Success
June 8th, 2014 at 1:01 PM
Mississippi State's Jacob Lindgren was a dynamite reliever in college and now he is a member of the New York Yankees' organization as the team's No. 1 pick in the 2014 MLB draft. Lindgren posted outstanding numbers as a reliever after being converted from a starter in college. In 55.1 innings in his...

2014 MLB Draft: New York Yankees Select Mariano Rivera, Jr. in 29th Overall Round; Son of Mariano Rivera
June 7th, 2014 at 7:18 PM
Last year in the 2013 MLB Draft, the New York Yankees selected Andy Pettitte's son, Josh Pettitte in the 37th round. This year, they were at it again in selecting the son of a Yankees legend and retired pitcher. ***VIDEO1*** On Saturday afternoon, the Yankees took Mariano Rivera, Jr. in the 29th round; the...

Jacob Lindgren: New York Yankees No. 1 Pick Can Make Immediate Impact in 2014
June 6th, 2014 at 6:13 PM
The New York Yankees may have just drafted relief pitcher Jacob Lindgren in the past few days, but the team's No. 1 pick has the potential to make an impact this season. Lindgren was the 55th overall pick of the 2014 amateur draft for the Yankees and after failing as a starter,...

2014 MLB Draft: New York Yankees Select Pitchers Austin DeCarr, Jordan Montgomery, Jordan Foley in Rounds 3-5
June 6th, 2014 at 3:22 PM
In Day 1 of the 2014 MLB Draft, the New York Yankees selected left-handed pitcher Jacob Lindgren from Mississippi State in the second round; the 55th overall pick. ***VIDEO1*** In Day 2 of the draft, the Yankees continued their trend of selecting pitchers; as in the third round; the 91st overall pick,...