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Atlanta Braves Claim Outfielder Eury Perez Off Waivers
January 23rd, 2015 at 6:48 PM
***PHOTO2*** Last week the New York Yankees designated outfielder Eury Perez for assignment in order to make room for Stephen Drew. Today the Atlanta Braves picked the 24 year old outfielder up off waivers, per Ken Rosenthal. ***PHOTO1*** Perez has good speed, but did not play much last season. In four games...

Ex-Yankees Pitcher Ted Lilly Charged with Insurance Fraud; Faces up to 5 Years in Prison
January 23rd, 2015 at 5:16 PM
Former New York Yankees pitcher Ted Lilly is facing possible jail time as the retired Major League Pitcher has been charged with insurance fraud in California. ***PHOTO1*** David Just of the Chicago Sun-Times reported that Lilly could face as much as five years in prison if convicted, as the 39-year-old plead not...

Miami Marlins Sign Former Yankees’ Ichiro Suzuki to 1-Year, $2 Million Deal
January 23rd, 2015 at 12:37 PM
This past week, the Miami Marlins made a one-year offer to New York Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki for right around $2 million to be their fourth outfielder in the 2015 season. ***PHOTO1*** On Friday, the 41-year-old future Hall of Famer chose to accept the offer from the Marlins, as Ken Rosenthal of...

Johan Santana Has No Structural Damage to Shoulder, MLB Comeback Back on; Yankees Remain in Mix
January 23rd, 2015 at 12:41 AM
24 hours ago, it had seemed like Johan Santana's bid to make a comeback to Major League Baseball had been derailed while pitching in Venezuela, as he was shut down due to shoulder issues. ***PHOTO1*** However, Santana's comeback may not be done after all, as Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reported that...

John Sterling Says He Lost New York Yankees World Series Rings in Apartment Fire
January 22nd, 2015 at 3:56 PM
UPDATE: Michael Kay Interviews John Sterling (January 22 at 4:40 p.m. ET) John Sterling was a guest on The Michael Kay Show on ESPN Radio and spoke in detail about the devastating fire that destroyed his home, while explaining how fortunate he is to have so much support from the Yankees...

MLB Hot Stove: Yankees Should Give Consideration into Braves’ Brandon Beachy for Pitching Depth
January 22nd, 2015 at 11:12 AM
So there's two things we know heading into the final month before spring training; the New York Yankees need pitching and they don't want to spend a fortune on it. ***PHOTO1*** They made that clear when they passed on Jon Lester and Max Scherzer, and are making no attempt to go for...

The Significance of Passing on Max Scherzer
January 22nd, 2015 at 9:30 AM
***PHOTO1*** Brian Cashman never indicated that he would be interested in offering a big contract to free agent pitcher Max Scherzer. It turned out that Cashman was being candid, as the Yankees did not end up placing a bid on Scherzer. The Washington Nationals ended up giving Scherzer a 210 million...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Yankees Aren’t in on James Shields with Alex Rodriguez’s Returning Contract
January 22nd, 2015 at 1:12 AM
Last year, the New York Yankees got a bit of a reprieve when Major League Baseball suspended Alex Rodriguez for the entire 2014 season, which wiped his $27.5 million salary off their payroll. ***PHOTO1*** Now that he's officially reinstated back to baseball and his $21 million is on the payroll for the...

Yankees Announcer John Sterling Loses Everything in Fire at New Jersey Home
January 21st, 2015 at 11:27 PM
A bit of unfortunate news to report tonight, as there was a fire at the apartment complex of New York Yankees radio announcer John Sterling in New Jersey on Wednesday night. ***PHOTO1*** The apartment complex Sterling lives at known as Avalon at Edgewater, caught on fire starting around 4:30 in the afternoon...

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...

Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez Also Training with Edgar Martinez in Preparation for 2015; not Just Barry Bonds
January 21st, 2015 at 2:33 PM
The talk over the last 24 hours has been about New York Yankees DH/3rd baseman Alex Rodriguez working out with former San Francisco Giants slugger and current home run king Barry Bonds, which has started all the chatter about "cheaters sticking together." ***PHOTO1*** It's understandable fans would get their panties in a...

Johan Santana’s Comeback Attempt Shut Down Due to Shoulder Issues; Could End Yankees Interest
January 21st, 2015 at 11:26 AM
The New York Yankees were one of six teams interested in former New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana's attempt to come back to the major leagues and possibly pitch in 2015, but it doesn't look like that might happen after all. ***PHOTO1*** Santana was pitching in Venezuela during their playoffs for the...

Barry Bonds is Alex Rodriguez’s Tutor for Comeback Attempt with New York Yankees
January 20th, 2015 at 11:04 PM
I kid you not. ***PHOTO1*** In what will make every baseball fan (A-Rod supporter or not) gasp, there is a report out there that says Barry Bonds is Alex Rodriguez's tutor as the embattled 39-year-old continues to make his way back to Major League Baseball. The San Francisco Chonicle's John Shea relays this...

YES Network Close to Deal to Air New York Yankees Games on WPIX-TV Channel 11
January 20th, 2015 at 3:21 PM
UPDATE: Thursday, January 22 at 4:17 p.m. ET The deal is now official and the Yankees will be playing games broadcast on WPIX-TV channell 11 in New York this upcoming season, per the YES Network: The YES Network and Tribune Media Company today announced they have reached a multi-year agreement under which...

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...

MLB Trade Rumors: Nationals’ Jordan Zimmermann Off Market, Stephen Strasburg Available; Yankees Could Inquire
January 20th, 2015 at 10:59 AM
Less than 24 hours ago, it was reported that the Washington Nationals landed Max Scherzer and signed him to a seven-year, $210 million deal and have all but made themselves the favorites again in the National League East and perhaps the early favorites for the 2015 World Series. ***PHOTO1*** Earlier in the...

Yankees Shortstop Didi Gregorius: Nobody Can Be Like, Replace Derek Jeter in New York
January 19th, 2015 at 10:43 PM
Troy Tulowitzki wanted to be the guy to take over for Derek Jeter at shortstop for the New York Yankees, but his massive contract was too much of a stumbling block for the deal to ever get done. Instead, the Yankees decided to trade for another National League West shortstop...

MLB Trade Rumors: New York Yankees Aren’t Seriously Pursuing Cole Hamels
January 19th, 2015 at 3:56 PM
If you were hoping the New York Yankees were going to pursue Cole Hamels this offseason in a deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, you can pretty much put that thought to bed. ***PHOTO1*** Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that while the Yankees have inquired about the Phillies ace, they are not...

MLB Hot Stove: Max Scherzer to Nationals, Yankees Should Inquire on Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann
January 19th, 2015 at 9:56 AM
On late Sunday night; or early Monday morning, the Washington Nationals won the sweepstakes for Max Scherzer, as they landed the now former Detroit Tigers ace on a seven-year deal worth around $180 million. ***PHOTO1*** With Scherzer now officially off the market, it potentially puts either free agent to be Jordan Zimmermann...

Washington Nationals Sign Max Scherzer to 7-Year Deal Worth Over $180 Million
January 19th, 2015 at 12:24 AM
The prize of the free agent market, especially the pitching market, is finally off it, and he's going to get paid like one of the top pitchers in the sport. ***PHOTO1*** Jon Heyman of CBS Sports was the first to break the news on Sunday that it was the Washington Nationals who...