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New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman Doesn’t Guarantee Stephen Drew Starting Job
January 29th, 2015 at 12:39 PM
While it appears New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman plans for Stephen Drew to be the everyday second baseman for the team in 2015, he certainly isn't guaranteeing it. ***PHOTO1*** Cashman recently inked Drew to a one-year deal after the Bronx Bombers acquired the free-agent-to-be last season in a deal with...

MLB Rumors: New York Yankees Attended Hector Olivera Workout Last Week in DR
January 24th, 2015 at 4:02 PM
Details of Hector Olivera's Workout Revealed (UPDATE: Monday, January 26 at 11:36 a.m. ET) Ben Badler of Baseball America has the latest on how Olivera looked in his workout last week: That combination of talent and uncertainty drew hundreds of scouts to a two-day showcase at the Giants’ academy in the Dominican...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: New York Yankees, Yoan Moncada Held Private Workout
January 20th, 2015 at 12:36 PM
UPDATE: Tuesday, January 20 at 7:59 p.m. ET Earlier in the day we found out that the Yankees and Yoan Moncada had a private workout. Along with the Yankees, Moncada has also worked out for several other teams already, per Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com: According to industry sources, Moncada, 19, has held...

Joe Girardi Talks Rob Refsnyder, Jose Pirela Making New York Yankees Roster
January 17th, 2015 at 8:52 AM
The New York Yankees were very close to giving their second base job to a prospect out of spring training this season, but it was figured that competition was over following the signing of infielder Stephen Drew. ***PHOTO1*** Well, manager Joe Girardi doesn't exactly see it that way, and fully expects both...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yankees and Red Sox ‘Heavy Favorites’ for Yoan Moncada
January 9th, 2015 at 9:04 AM
UPDATE: Tuesday, January 13 at 10:50 p.m. ET Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com is reporting that the other Yoan, Moncada, has not yet been cleared by the United States government, so he can't sign with a team just yet. However, Moncada does have some workouts setup with unknown teams: Source: Yoan Moncada still...

Will the New York Yankees Get 2013 Stephen Drew or 2014 Stephen Drew?
January 7th, 2015 at 4:03 PM
***PHOTO1*** The New York Yankees resigned Stephen Drew to a one year deal, which initially seems puzzling given how abysmal Drew was last season. It looked like the Yankees were going to let Rob Refsnyder and Jose Pirela duke it out during Spring Training for the second base position, but Drew's...

MLB Hot Stove: Possible Outcomes for New York Yankees After Signing Stephen Drew
January 7th, 2015 at 6:00 AM
If you heard an explosion somewhere near you or in the distance on Tuesday night, it was likely the collective sound made by the heads of New York Yankees fans who didn't want to see Stephen Drew back in pinstripes. ***PHOTO2*** Jon Heyman of CBS Sports first had the news of the...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Stephen Drew Looking for $7MM per Season; Yankees Remain Interested
January 6th, 2015 at 8:35 PM
When the New York Yankees made the trade a month ago to bring in Didi Gregorius to be their everyday shortstop, people thought that was the Yankees closing the book on Stephen Drew after two months on the team. ***PHOTO1*** But that doesn't appear to be the case at all, as the...

Yankees News & Notes: Search Continues for 2B, Bambino Anniversary, and More
January 5th, 2015 at 12:51 PM
Here are some news and notes from the New York Yankees Universe! ***PHOTO1*** Yankees Content with the Kids? Jon Heyman of CBS Sports has us looking in two different directions for the Yankees' second baseman. First he notes that the Yankees seem to be happy with having both Jose Pirela and Rob Refsnyder battle...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yankees Interested in Cuban Infielder Hector Olivera
December 30th, 2014 at 9:35 PM
With Asdrubal Cabrera now officially off the market, the New York Yankees options to search for a potential second basemen are starting to dwindle, that is if they don't go with either Jose Pirela or Rob Refsnyder to start the season ***PHOTO1*** Another option has developed for teams to consider in Cuban...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: New York Yankees Still in Contact with Asdrubal Cabrera
December 29th, 2014 at 2:07 PM
UPDATE: Tuesday, December 30 at 11:48 a.m. ET Asdrubal Cabrera is now off the board for the Yankees, as he has signed with division rival Tampa Bay, per Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports: Sources: #Rays in agreement with Asdrubal Cabrera, pending physical. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 30, 2014 The New York Post's Joel...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yankees Aren’t in on Asdrubal Cabrera; Will Let Prospects Win Job
December 23rd, 2014 at 1:53 PM
After the trade of Martin Prado last week to the Miami Marlins, there was some speculation on the New York Yankees pursuing current free agent infielder Asdrubal Cabrera to play second base and possibly shortstop if Didi Gregorius wasn't able to handle the responsibilities. ***PHOTO1*** Nothing though has changed with the Yankees...

MLB Hot Stove: New York Yankees Could Still Look to Add 2nd Basemen This Winter
December 19th, 2014 at 11:25 PM
Before Friday, Martin Prado was expected to be the New York Yankees starting second basemen at the beginning of the season, but the trade that sent him to the Miami Marlins ended that expectation. ***PHOTO1*** Instead, the Yankees are right where they were a year earlier when Robinson Cano bolted out of...

MLB Rumors: New York Yankees to Have Competition for 2nd Base Involving Prospects
December 19th, 2014 at 1:50 PM
UPDATE: Saturday, December 20 at 6:45 p.m. ET In an article written by George A. King III of the New York Post, Yankees GM Brian Cashman claims that there will definitely be a competition between prospects Rob Refsnyder and Jose Pirela for the starting second baseman job this spring: “It’s a competition...

Yankees Agree to Trade Martin Prado, David Phelps to Marlins for Nathan Eovaldi, Garrett Jones
December 19th, 2014 at 1:31 PM
UPDATE: Friday, December 19 at 4:30 p.m. ET Yankees GM Brian Cashman has shared his thoughts on newly acquired pitcher Nathan Eovaldi and first baseman/outfielder Garrett Jones, as well as prospect Domingo German, per Jack Curry of YES Network: Cashman said Eovaldi "has a good arm and he's young and we felt...

New York Yankees’ Chase Headley Deal Blocks Prospects from Regular Playing Time
December 15th, 2014 at 12:46 PM
As the New York Yankees finalize their four-year deal with third baseman Chase Headley, the pact ends any hope of regular playing time for one of the organization's top young prospects. ***PHOTO1*** The deal that Headley signs will be worth $52 million and was first reported on by Jon Heyman of CBS...

Miami Marlins Sign New York Yankees Infielder Scott Sizemore to Minor League Deal
December 13th, 2014 at 11:35 AM
During the 2014 season, Scott Sizemore briefly got the chance to play for the New York Yankees, but his time was mostly in the minor leagues. On Friday, he'll get the chance to compete for more playing time elsewhere next season. ***PHOTO1*** Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported that the Miami Marlins...

MLB Rumors: Yankees with “Significant” Presence at Yoan Moncada Workout
November 16th, 2014 at 8:13 PM
The New York Yankees have whiffed (whether intentionally or not) on every recent Cuban defector to enter the states, and infielder Yoan Moncada could be the next one the Yankees come up short on. ***PHOTO1*** The 19-year-old Moncada worked out for several teams in Guatemala on Wednesday, showcasing his ability to field...

MLB Trade Rumors: New York Yankees Have Inquired on Angels 2B Howie Kendrick; Trade Unlikely
November 13th, 2014 at 12:27 PM
The New York Yankees are looking for help at second base and they've liked Los Angeles Angels second basemen Howie Kendrick, especially since they've watched him tear them up for years. ***PHOTO1*** Jon Heyman of CBS Sports has reported that the Yankees have in fact inquired on possible trading for Kendrick, but...

Former New York Yankees 2B Brian Roberts Officially Retires from Baseball After 14 Years
October 18th, 2014 at 3:12 AM
For 13 years, Brian Roberts spent most of his career as a member of the Baltimore Orioles. The 14th year of his career, he spent it with the New York Yankees, although it didn't go the way he had planned.' ***PHOTO1*** After signing a one-year deal back in December and hitting just...