New York Yankees Wiretap

Rangers, Red Sox, Yankees Early Possibilities For Edwin Encarnacion

Oct 19, 2016 4:37 PM

Edwin Encarnacion is headed for free agency and figures to be coveted after another productive season.

The Boston Red Sox seem like the most likely landing spot for Encarnacion with the New York Yankees and Texas Rangers as possibilities as well.

Encarnacion hit .263/.357/.529 with 42 home runs and and league-leading 127 RBI in 702 plate appearances.

Jon Heyman/Fan Rag

Tags: Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Yankees Sign Pitching Coach Larry Rothschild To One-Year Deal

Oct 8, 2016 2:07 PM

The Yankees have signed Pitching Coach Larry Rothschild to a one-year contract for 2017.
Originally named to the position prior to the 2011 season, Rothschild will begin his seventh season with the Yankees and his 43rd year in professional baseball as a player, coach or manager.
The Yankees pitching staff set a single-season franchise record in 2016 with 1,393 strikeouts. Additionally, the club leads the American League with a 2.94 strikeout-to-walk ratio over the six years of his tenure.

Press Release

Tags: New York Yankees, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Brian Cashman Doesn't Expect Contract Extension From Yankees

Oct 6, 2016 8:16 AM

Brian Cashman is heading into the final year of his contract with the New York Yankees, but doesn't except to discuss or receive an extension until the season ends.

"I assume things will play out the way they've played out for a long time here, where we will go through next year and collective ownership will decide what we want to do as we move forward," Cashman said. "Unless ownership tells me otherwise, there's that built-in assumption that we play our contracts out and then they'll decide."

Cashman has been the general manager since he replaced Bob Watson after the Yankees won the 1996 World Series.

Joe Girardi is also only under contract through the 2017 season.

"I think Joe understood from a professional standpoint that we in the front office did what we felt was necessary," Cashman said of his manager. "His job description is to win with whatever he's given and do everything in his power to win with whatever he's given, even though the roster dramatically changed.

"He approached every game to the best of his ability to try to win. He did not give up. His job is not to give up. I appreciated his efforts in everything he did."

Barry M. Bloom/MLB

Tags: New York Yankees

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Yankees Will Be 'Hard-Pressed' To Part With Young Talent Via Trade

Oct 5, 2016 3:59 PM

Brian Cashman doesn't foresee the New York Yankees dealing a host of young talent in exchange for a front-line starter like Chris Sale this offseason.

Cashman said he'd be "hard-pressed" to part with enough talent to pull off a major trade.

The Yankees went against the grain this past summer, dealing their own stars for young talent.

Jack Curry/YES Network

Tags: New York Yankees, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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CC Sabathia To Have 'Cleanup' Surgery On Right Knee

Oct 5, 2016 3:51 PM

CC Sabathia will have surgery to "cleanup" his troublesome right knee.

"It's not something that's of concern or considered serious," Brian Cashman said.

Cashman said team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad will operate within the next week.

Sabathia, 36, pitched with a brace on the knee this year. He went 9-12 with a 3.91 ERA, his lowest ERA since 2012.

Associated Press

Tags: New York Yankees, Injury

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Mark McGwire, Bud Selig, George Steinbrenner On Hall Of Fame Ballot

Oct 4, 2016 7:36 AM

Mark McGwire will get another chance to make the Hall of Fame.

McGwire joins Bud Selig, George Steinbrenner and seven others on the Today's Game Era ballot to be considered for election to Cooperstown in December.

"It's flattering. It's fantastic. I mean, thank you," McGwire said. "It's very flattering to have another opportunity to possibly get into the Hall of Fame. It's exciting."

Harold Baines, Albert Belle, Will Clark, Orel Hershiser, Davey Johnson, Lou Piniella and John Schuerholz round out the class of 2017 candidates on the new ballot.

Associated Press

Tags: Oakland Athletics, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees

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CC Sabathia Hopes To Pitch Beyond 2017 Season

Sep 29, 2016 7:14 AM

CC Sabathia will pitch under the final year of his contract next season, but he's looking at a longer stay with the New York Yankees.

"It's definitely gone by quick," Sabathia said of his eight years with the Yankees. "I know I want to pitch after next year, but I haven't thought about where or what. Hopefully it will be here. We'll see."

Mark Teixeira said this past March that he hoped to play five more seasons, only to change his mind five months later and announce his retirement after this year.

"I just know myself," Sabathia said. "I know I feel like it's not my time yet. Barring any crazy injuries, I know I can pitch past next year.

"I feel like this is just the beginning of what I'm trying to do. I feel like there's a lot more still to learn and a lot better to get. It's exciting."

Mark Feinsand/New York Daily News

Tags: New York Yankees, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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David Ortiz Annoyed By Gary Sanchez's Mound Visits

Sep 28, 2016 8:35 AM

David Ortiz was annoyed by the number of mound visits made by Gary Sanchez during Tuesday night's Boston Red Sox-New York Yankees games.

Ortiz went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts and stranded seven runners as the Yankees beat the Red Sox to keep Boston from clinching the American League East title.

"They tricked me tonight. Too much talking between the pitcher and catcher," Ortiz said after the game. "I'll trick them tomorrow."

Associated Press

Tags: Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Misc Rumor

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Yankees Could Make Run At Re-Signing Aroldis Chapman

Sep 26, 2016 7:48 AM

The New York Yankees are expected to make a run at re-signing Aroldis Chapman, who they traded to the Chicago Cubs this summer.

New York could easily have success with Dellin Betances as their closer, Chapman is more athletic on the mound and as a left-hander he controls the running game better.

Opposing base runners have stolen just one base in two tries against Chapman this season.

Ken Davidoff/New York Post

Tags: New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Pirates Acquire Phil Coke From Yankees

Sep 22, 2016 4:33 PM

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired Phil Coke from the New York Yankees for cash considerations.

Pittsburgh will need to make a 40-man roster move to accommodate the acquisition.

Coke, 34, made three major league appearances earlier in the year for New York, but has spent the bulk of the season at Triple-A.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Yankees, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Gary Sanchez Fastest To 19 HRs In Major League History
Gary Sanchez has become the first player in Major League history to hit 19 home runs in his first 45 games.

Andrew Marchand/ESPN

Hamstring Injury Could End Starlin Castro's Season
Starlin Castro suffered a Grade 1 hamstring strain on Saturday, which could prematurely end his first season with the Yankees.

Bryan Hoch/MLB

Billy Butler Agrees To Deal With Yankees
The deal comes on the heels of the Yankees announcing that Aaron Judge will miss the remainder of the regular season with a Grade 2 right oblique strain.


Aaron Judge To Miss Remainder Of Season With Oblique Injury
The Yankees will be without Aaron Judge for the remainder of the season because of an oblique injury.

Andrew Marchand/ESPN

Pirates, Yankees Complete Ivan Nova Trade
New York will receive outfielder Tito Polo and left-hander Stephen Tarpley.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Mark Teixeira: You Would Walk Gary Sanchez With Babe Ruth On Deck
The Mariners intentionally walked Gary Sanchez to face Mark Teixeira twice on Wednesday night.

Andrew Marchand/ESPN

Gary Sanchez Sets Yankees Mark With Eighth Home Run
Gary Sanchez has eight home runs in his first 19 games, the first player in Yankees history to hit so many homers so quickly.

Andrew Marchand/ESPN

Alex Rodriguez Telling Those Close To Him He's Done Playing
Alex Rodriguez has issued a public statement that he won't play again this season and while he has refused to use the word 'retirement', he may be done after all.

Jon Heyman/Today's Knuckleball

Gary Sanchez Could Become Yankees' Primary Catcher
Joe Girardi insinuated on Wednesday that Gary Sanchez will be the primary catcher for the Yankees over the remainder of the season.

Nick Suss/MLB

Nathan Eovaldi To Have Two Elbow Surgeries, Out Until 2018
The Yankees have announced that Nathan Eovaldi will undergo extensive surgery on his pitching elbow to repair a torn flexor tendon and partially torn ulnar collateral ligament.

Wallace Matthews/ESPN

Publicist: A-Rod Won't Play For Another Team In 2016
Alex Rodriguez was released by the Yankees on Saturday.


Marlins Nearly Selected Mariano Rivera In 1992 Rule 5 Draft
The Marlins nearly kept Mariano Rivera from becoming a Yankees legend.

David Laurila/FanGraphs

Stanton Likely Done For The Season
The Marlins are reportedly discussing whether to reach out to Alex Rodriguez.

Aaron Judge, Tyler Austin Both Homer In First MLB At-Bats
Tyler Austin and Aaron Judge are the first pair of teammates in MLB history to hit back-to-back home runs in their first MLB at-bats.

A-Rod Ends Yankees Career Going 1-For-4 In Win
Alex Rodriguez played one final inning at third base in Friday night's 6-3 Yankees win over the Rays.

Brian McCann Clears Waivers, Yankees Working On Trade
The Yankees are still working to move veterans after making four deals before the August 1 non-waiver deadline.

Jon Heyman/Today's Knuckleball

Marlins May Consider Adding Alex Rodriguez For Playoff Push
The Yankees will release Alex Rodriguez after Friday's game, formally making him a free agent able to sign with any club for the remainder of the season at a pro-rated portion of the minimum, approxi

Joe Frisaro/MLB

Joe Girardi Denies A-Rod's Request To Play Third Base
Joe Girardi turned down Alex Rodriguez's request to play third base in his final game as a member of the Yankees on Friday in the Bronx.

Andrew Marchand/ESPN

Joe Girardi On Playing A-Rod: I'm Not Here For 'Farewell Tours'
Joe Girardi got heated several times while talking to reporters before Wednesday's Yankees-Red Sox game.

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Alex Rodriguez 'Disappointed' He's Not Starting
Alex Rodriguez is disappointed that he won't be in the starting lineup for the Yankees until Thursday's series finale at Fenway Park.

Andrew Marchand/ESPN