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Alex Rodriguez Coy About Getting Invite To Derek Jeter's Ceremony

May 18, 2017 8:28 AM

Alex Rodriguez declined to elaborate when asked if he was invited to be a part of Derek Jeter's No. 2 retirement ceremony Sunday at Yankee Stadium.

"I was with my mother," Rodriguez said, refusing to elaborate.

Rodriguez said he watched the whole ceremony on television and lavished the event with praise. He mentioned he used social media to honor Jeter.

"I especially liked Dr. Jeter and Mrs. Jeter on the field," Rodriguez said, referring to Jeter's parents. "It was a great day and very well deserved."

Rodriguez and Jeter were once close friends, but Jeter iced out Rodriguez after a 2001 Esquire article in which A-Rod played down Jeter's impact as a player.

Andrew Marchand/ESPN

Tags: New York Yankees, Misc Rumor

Yankees Retire Derek Jeter's No. 2

May 15, 2017 12:26 AM

Upon having his No. 2 retired by the New York Yankees in a pregame ceremony Sunday night, a thankful Derek Jeter said he would not want to be anybody else.

"There isn't a person or player I would trade places with that's playing now or ever," Jeter said, addressing the sellout crowd before the Yankees' 11-6 win over the Houston Astros. "And the reason why I say that is because I got a chance to play for a first-class organization and in front of the greatest fans in the history of sports."

Tags: New York Yankees, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Yankees Place Aroldis Chapman On DL

May 14, 2017 1:29 PM

The Yankees have placed closer Aroldis Chapman on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to Saturday, with left shoulder rotator cuff inflammation.

An MRI taken Saturday morning revealed that Chapman has no structural damage in his shoulder, sources told ESPN's Marly Rivera. Yankees GM Brian Cashman said Sunday that Chapman won't pitch in a game for at least four weeks.

Tags: New York Yankees, Injury, Misc Rumor

Gerrit Cole Could Hit Trade Market At Midseason

May 12, 2017 2:34 PM

Rival executives believe the Pittsburgh Pirates could put Gerrit Cole on the trading block this summer.

The New York Yankees may be in the market for pitching and originally drafted Cole out of high school as a late first rounder.

Cole, 26, has a 3.06 ERA, 3.56 FIP and 47 strikeouts in 50 innings.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

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

CC Sabathia: African-American Players Expect Racism In Boston

May 3, 2017 7:25 AM

When asked about Adam Jones' experience at Fenway Park on Monday night, CC Sabathia said players expect racist taunts in Boston.

"We know. There's 62 of us. We all know. When you go to Boston, expect it," Sabathia told reporters in reference to the 62 African-American players in the Major Leagues.

"I've never been called the N-word" anywhere but in Boston, the New York Yankees left-hander added.

Sabathia says it's sad and infuriating that players still have to deal with racism in baseball in 2017.

"I'm glad that [Jones] spoke up and said something about it," Sabathia said. "I think it's disgusting."


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

John Gibbons Pranks Radio Show After Victory

May 2, 2017 7:23 AM

John Gibbons disguised his voice to call into the team's postgame radio show Monday night.

Gibbons was feeling playful after the Toronto Blue Jays' 7-1 win over the New York Yankees.

"First-time caller," Gibbons said without giving his name. But he did ask the host: "Is it the same bozos every night?"

Gibbons said the host inquired, "Is this John from the Bronx?"

Blue Jays Talk host Mike Wilner had challenged Gibbons' decision to start Luke Maile over Russell Martin at catcher Monday.

"I think it was great on Gibby's part there to catch that Maile," Gibbons said. "I thought that Maile did a great job. I heard you before the game, and what an expert you are, man, and I'm glad you were wrong once again."

Wilner tweeted that it took him a moment to realize who was on the line and called the moment "phenomenal."


Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees, Misc Rumor

Derek Jeter, Jeb Bush Close To Buying Marlins

Apr 26, 2017 7:56 AM

A prospective ownership group led by Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush are closing in on a deal to purchase the Miami Marlins.

The Miami Herald reported on Tuesday that Jeffrey Loria has an agreement in principle to sell the club to the Bush/Jeter group for $1.3 billion. The sides are optimistic that a deal could be finalized over the next few months.

"I have a policy about not commenting about sale processes, but given what's been out there today, I think it's important to clarify a couple things," Rob Manfred said.

"I am absolutely certain -- know for a fact -- that there are multiple groups interested in acquiring the Marlins. One of those groups is the Bush-Jeter group. I'm not going to go beyond that. There are multiple groups that have made bids for the club. When we have a resolution as to which bid is going to be accepted, we'll announce that publicly. Until that happens, it's just not appropriate for me to comment further."

Joe Frisaro/MLB

Tags: Miami Marlins, New York Yankees, Misc Rumor

Sources: Derek Jeter, Jeb Bush Teaming Up To Buy Marlins

Apr 20, 2017 7:46 AM

Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush are teaming up to try and purchase the Miami Marlins, according to two sources familiar with the talks.

Jeter and Bush were identified as potential suitors for the club in a report earlier this month. Joining forces in their pursuit would improve their chances of completing a deal.

The Marlins are expected to sell for as much as $1.3 billion.

Douglas Hanks/Miami Herald

Tags: Miami Marlins, New York Yankees, Misc Rumor

Yankees Once Again MLB's Most Valuable Franchise

Apr 11, 2017 3:22 PM

The New York Yankees are once again Major League Baseball's most valuable franchise after Forbes valued them at $3.7 billion.

The Yankees have topped the list in every year since Forbes began compiling it 20 years ago.

The average club is now worth $1.54 billion, 19 percent higher than just a year ago.

Rounding out the top five most valuable are the Los Angeles Dodgers ($2.75 billion) Boston Red Sox ($2.7 billion), the Chicago Cubs ($2.675 billion) and the San Francisco Giants ($2.65 billion).

Darren Rovell/ESPN

Tags: New York Yankees, Misc Rumor

Yankees To Place Gary Sanchez On 10-Day DL

Apr 8, 2017 8:37 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi announced that catcher Gary Sanchez will be placed on the 10-day disabled list after straining his right biceps during his follow-through on a swing Saturday at Baltimore.

Sanchez grimaced after fouling off a 3-2 97 mph fastball by Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman in the fifth inning, prompting a visit from Yankees trainers. Sanchez was removed from the game and replaced by backup catcher Austin Romine, who finished the plate appearance with a walk.

Tags: New York Yankees, Injury, Misc Rumor

Derek Jeter Has Interest In Purchasing Marlins
Derek Jeter has interest in being part of a push to acquire the Marlins, sources have confirmed.


Don Mattingly: Derek Jeter 'Always Talked About' Owning Team
Don Mattingly was asked about a report that Jeter and former Florida governor Jeb Bush were among those who could try to buy the Marlins from Jeffrey Loria.


Steinbrenners Took 72 Hours To Approve Trading Chapman To Cubs
Brian Cashman reached an agreement to trade Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs in late July last summer, but he had to sweat out approval from ownership.

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Yankees Drop To Third In MLB Payroll; Dodgers Lead
The Dodgers top the major leagues in payroll for the fourth straight year.

Yankees May Consider Sending Aaron Judge To Minors
Aaron Judge could begin the season in the Minor Leagues despite entering this spring as the projected starter in right field for the Yankees.

Bryan Hoch/MLB

Gary Sanchez Likely To Hit Second For Yankees
Gary Sanchez hit 20 homers in 53 games last season after being recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in early August.

Associated Press

Former Mets, Phillies, Yankees Manager Dallas Green Dies At 82
Dallas Green, who won a World Series as a manager of the Phillies and paved the way for lights at Wrigley Field as president of the Cubs, died Wednesday at 82.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Rays, Yankees Interested In Trade For Nick Ahmed
The Diamondbacks are listening to offers for Nick Ahmed and the Rays and Yankees have been mentioned as potential destinations.

Nick Piecoro/Arizona Republic

Brian McCann On Trade: 'Best-Case Scenario For Both Sides'
Brian McCann enjoyed his time with the Yankees, but admitted that the offseason trade that sent him to the Astros was good for both parties.

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White Sox Continue To Scout Yankees For Potential Jose Quintana Trade
The White Sox continue to scout members of the Yankees farm system for a potential trade.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Sabathia Feels Good Despite Rough Outing
C.C. Sabathia lasted just two-thirds of an inning Sunday, allowing six runs and six hits to the Braves.

Yankees Willing To Listen To Offers For Rob Refsnyder
The Yankees are making it known that they are willing to accept trade offers for Rob Refsnyder, according to a report.

George A. King III/New York Post

Joe Girardi Isn't Concerned About Contract Status With Yankees
Joe Girardi, who is entering his 10th season as manager of the Yankees, isn't under contract past this year.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Philliles, Nationals, Yankees Early Favorites To Sign Bryce Harper
Bryce Harper is expected to shatter contract records when he signs his next deal and the Phillies, Yankees and Nationals are the early favorites for his services.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

Clubs Still Expressing Trade Interest In Jose Quintana
Jose Quintana has been mentioned in trade rumors for much of the offseason and clubs remain interested in the White Sox left-hander.

Bruce Levine/CBS Chicago

Union Chief Says 'Page Has Been Turned' In Yankees-Betances Spat
Dellin Betances will be paid $3M this season, rather than the $5M he had requested.

'Zero' Chance Alex Rodriguez Makes Return
Alex Rodriguez returned to the Yankees as an advisor on Tuesday and says there is a "zero" percent chance he'll make a return to the field.

Andrew Marchand/ESPN

Nick Swisher To Serve As Guest Instructor For Yankees
Nick Swisher worked with outfielders just three days after he announced his retirement as a player.

Associated Press

Betances: Felt 'Trashed' By The Yankees During Hearing
An arbitrator on Saturday decided in the Yankees favor, awarding Dellin Betances $3M for this season, instead of the $5M he sought.

Yankees President Rips Betances' Agent
The Yankees will pay Dellin Betances $3M in 2017.