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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 Prospect Watch: No. 10 Zoilo Almonte
February 25th, 2013 at 12:54 PM
Now the excitement begins as we get to the top 10 prospects in the New York Yankees organization. Outfielder Zoilo Almonte is one who may be a possible starting right fielder in the Bronx. The 23 year old was originally signed as a non-draftee in 2005 out of the Dominican Republic....

New York Yankees Derek Jeter Expects to Be Ready for Opening Day
February 18th, 2013 at 6:00 AM
Derek Jeter believes there is no doubt that he will be ready to start on Opening Day. The New York Yankees Captain is coming off a severely broken ankle that he injured during the playoffs this past October. Though his workload will be a little lighter than in past springs the 38 year old...

Jorge Posada Will Join New York Yankees as Guest Instructor in Spring Training
January 19th, 2013 at 6:50 PM
Former catcher Jorge Posada, who retired following the 2011 season, is expected to reunite with the New York Yankees in spring training as a guest instructor.  ***PHOTO1*** "They haven't asked me yet, but they said they are going to," Posada told the Associated Press. "I'll be around."  With the New York Yankees still...

New York Yankees’ Derek Jeter Removes Boot, Begins Working Out
January 13th, 2013 at 11:13 AM
New York Yankees shortstop and team captain Derek Jeter has removed his walking boot and is starting to work out at the Yankees' Minor League complex in Tampa, Florida.  ***PHOTO1*** "He's doing fine," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. "All the boots are off. He's allowed to walk around now in shoes...

Derek Jeter Makes Appearance at His Turn 2 Foundation Holiday Express
December 7th, 2012 at 12:34 PM
Derek Jeter in his walking boot made a surprise appearance at his Turn 2 Foundation Holiday Express Wednesday at Yankee Stadium. The Captain hosted 500 children from the five boroughs of New York City and joined Santa in passing out gifts. This event for our foundation, for our family, is probably the one...

New York Yankees’ Spring Training Injury Report
March 16th, 2012 at 11:09 AM
The New York Yankees have had the formula for winning championships, which is pitching, consistency and most of all health. During this current spring training the Bombers have run into the injury bug. The good news is the injuries are minor in nature and hopefully everyone will be ready to go on Opening Day, but the M*A*S*H list continues to grow. ***PHOTO1***   The most...

New York Yankees Head to Spring Training Lock, Stock and Barrel
February 13th, 2012 at 9:24 AM
On Friday afternoon the semi-truck pulled out from the Yankee Stadium parking lot full of uniforms and baseball equipment that the New York Yankees will need in Tampa for the next eight weeks. Clubhouse manager Lou Cucuzza Jr. will set up the lockers in Tampa and go through the task of assigning numbers to players by seniority. The Bombers have 15 numbers that are retired...

New York Yankees Extend 27 Invitations to Spring Training
February 10th, 2012 at 8:25 AM
The New York Yankees have extended 27 invitations to Tampa for the start of spring training. New York signed 13 players to Minor League deals in the off-season and they will be part of the invitees looking to make the AL East Champions roster. ***PHOTO1*** Some of the more well known signings include a couple of ex-Red Sox...

Mark Teixeira Adds Bunting to His Arsenal
February 1st, 2012 at 8:00 AM
  ***PHOTO1***   Yankee fans are aware of the troubles Mark Teixeira had at the plate during the 2011 season and are hoping for a resurgence of power in 2012.  It seems Teixeira is determined to get back on track during the 2012 season.    A desperate Mark Teixeira revealed to MLB.com that he's not above laying...

Hideki Okajima to Ink Deal with New York Yankees
December 28th, 2011 at 12:03 PM
 ***PHOTO1***   MLB Trade Rumors has confirmed that the New York Yankees have agreed to a minor league deal with reliever Hideki Okajima.  Word of the deal came through David Waldstein of the New York Times, who tweeted about the deal and from Sports Hochi, who believes the deal is in the final...