New York Yankees Wiretap

Mark Teixeira: You Would Walk Gary Sanchez With Babe Ruth On Deck

Aug 25, 2016 7:27 AM

The Seattle Mariners intentionally walked Gary Sanchez to face Mark Teixeira twice on Wednesday night.

Sanchez was playing in just his 21st Major League game, while Teixeira has hit 404 home runs in his career.

"Shoot, if Babe Ruth is hitting behind him, you intentionally walk him," Teixeira said. "I mean, he is as hot as any player I have played with in my entire career. You just don't see guys doing what he is doing. I don't care how old he is."

Sanchez, 23, hit a solo home run in the first inning and is batting .389 with nine homers and 16 RBIs in 72 at-bats.

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Gary Sanchez Sets Yankees Mark With Eighth Home Run

Aug 23, 2016 6:25 AM

Gary Sanchez has eight home runs in his first 19 games, the first player in New York Yankees history to hit so many homers so quickly.

Sanchez went deep twice against the Seattle Mariners on Monday night as the Yankees lost 7-5.

"It's very tough when you can put on the board a couple of runs and get to hit two home runs and all that, but the bottom line is you don't win the game," Sanchez said through a translator.

With six homers in his first 18 games before Monday, Sanchez already had tied Kevin Maas and Shelley Duncan as the only ever to accomplish the feat.

The Yankees signed Sanchez out of the Dominican Republic for a $3 million signing bonus when he was 16.

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Alex Rodriguez Telling Those Close To Him He's Done Playing

Aug 19, 2016 10:38 AM

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.

Rodriguez has been telling friends that he's done, even though he hasn't announced the decision publicly.

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Gary Sanchez Could Become Yankees' Primary Catcher

Aug 17, 2016 4:58 PM

Joe Girardi insinuated on Wednesday that Gary Sanchez will be the primary catcher for the New York Yankees over the remainder of the season.

"We're going to still see [Brian McCann] DHing," Girardi said. "I'm going to catch Sanchez."

Girardi wouldn't go as far as to say that Sanchez will take over for McCann at catcher full time.

"I'm not ready to put that on [Sanchez] yet," Girardi continued. "As I said, they're all going to catch. It's a day-by-day thing here. That's what we've been doing for a long time, and we'll see how it goes."

The Yankees also have Austin Romine on the Major League roster at the position.

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Nathan Eovaldi To Have Two Elbow Surgeries, Out Until 2018

Aug 17, 2016 7:38 AM

The New York 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.

The procedure includes Tommy John surgery, the second time Eovaldi has had the surgery.

Eovaldi has been on the disabled list since leaving after one inning of a start against the Red Sox in Boston on last Wednesday, suffering what the team described as "elbow discomfort.''

The recovery period is expected to be 14-18 months.

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Publicist: A-Rod Won't Play For Another Team In 2016

Aug 16, 2016 7:33 AM

Alex Rodriguez isn't going to play for another team this season, according to his publicist.

Rodriguez was released by the New York Yankees on Saturday.

"I want to put all this talk to rest about Alex playing for any team this season. It's not happening," Ron Berkowitz said in the statement. "Like he said Friday night, he is happy and he is going to take some time to relax and hang with his family and friends."

Rodriguez played his final game with the Yankees on Friday night. The Yankees announced that Rodriguez would move into a role as an adviser and instructor within the organization, but he is technically free to sign with any club.

Berkowitz did not indicate whether Rodriguez would consider making a comeback in 2017.


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Marlins Nearly Selected Mariano Rivera In 1992 Rule 5 Draft

Aug 15, 2016 7:15 AM

The Miami Marlins nearly kept Mariano Rivera from becoming a New York Yankees legend.

The Marlins were prepared to take Rivera in the 1992 Rule 5 draft, according to Dave Dombrowski, who was the general manager at the time, but the Colorado Rockies took Brad Ausmus before Miami's pick.

Ausmus, who was also property of the Yankees at the time, kept the Marlins from selecting another New York player under the rules of the Rule 5 draft.

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Stanton Likely Done For The Season

Aug 14, 2016 7:46 PM

The Marlins said Sunday that Giancarlo Stanton is likely done for the season with a left groin injury, opening the door for Alex Rodriguez to possibly help his hometown team make the playoffs.

President of baseball operations Michael Hill said the Marlins are discussing whether to reach out to Rodriguez, who was unconditionally released by the Yankees on Saturday.

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Aaron Judge, Tyler Austin Both Homer In First MLB At-Bats

Aug 13, 2016 2:20 PM

A day after Alex Rodriguez played his final game for the Yankees, the team called up top prospect Aaron Judge, who will make his major league debut Saturday afternoon against the Rays.

The Yankees officially released Rodriguez on Saturday afternoon, ending his 12 years in pinstripes and perhaps his big league career after 22 seasons.

Prospect Tyler Austin was also called up from Triple-A and will make his MLB debut. Austin will hit seventh and play first base.

Austin and Judge launched their Yankees careers with back-to-back home runs in their first major league at-bats Saturday, hitting solo shots off Matt Andriese in the second inning.

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A-Rod Ends Yankees Career Going 1-For-4 In Win

Aug 13, 2016 1:33 AM

Alex Rodriguez's Yankees career ended the way it began a dozen years ago, with a game against the Rays in which he went 1-for-4 with a double.

The evening began with a thunderstorm that descended upon the Bronx just as a ceremony commemorating A-Rod's years was about to begin. The storm forced the participants, who included Reggie Jackson, Mariano Rivera and Hal Steinbrenner, to scramble for cover from the lightning and torrential rains barely five minutes after it had begun.

Friday night's 6-3 Yankees win ended with the most unlikely sight: Rodriguez heading out for the ninth inning with a fielder's glove on his left hand, sent out to play one final inning at third base, a position he had not started at in a game since April 27, 2015.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Yankees Made Jacoby Ellsbury Available At Deadline
The Yankees sold prior to August 1, moving Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller, Carlos Beltran and Ivan Nova.

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Red Sox Have No Plans To Honor Alex Rodriguez
The Red Sox paid great respect to both Mariano Rivera (2013) and Derek Jeter (2014) in recent years.

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Hal Steinbrenner Brokered Deal With Alex Rodriguez
Hal Steinbrenner was the principal member of the Yankees' front office to discuss Alex Rodriguez's transition away from the club.

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Ichiro Suzuki Joins 3,000-Hit Club
Ichiro Suzuki joins Paul Monitor as the only players to get their 3,000th hits with triples.

A-Rod To Play Final Game Friday, Become Adviser For Yanks
The Yankees announced Sunday that Alex Rodriguez will assume a position as a special adviser and instructor with the team.

Yankees To Hold Sunday News Conference With A-Rod
Alex Rodriguez has all but disappeared from the Yankees in the past month.

Mark Teixeira Expected To Announce Retirement At Season's End
The Yankees will hold a press conference with Mark Teixeira on Friday afternoon, but the club didn't announce any reason.

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Yankees Still Have No Plans To Release Alex Rodriguez
The Yankees have no plans to release Alex Rodriguez, according to Brian Cashman.

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Yankees Expected To Further Reduce Alex Rodriguez's Role
Alex Rodriguez has one more year and $20 million left on his contract.

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Trade Deadline Brings 18 Deals Involving 49 Players
There were 18 deals completed on Monday's non-waiver trade deadline, the most since at least the 1995 season.

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Pirates Land Ivan Nova From Yankees For PTBNL
Ivan Nova, 29, has a 4.90 ERA, 5.09 FIP and 75 strikeouts in 97.1 innings this season.

Jon Heyman/Today's Knuckleball

Yankees Trade Carlos Beltran To Rangers
The Yankees will trade Carlos Beltran to the Rangers in exchange for right-hander Dillon Tate.

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Yanks Acquire Tyler Clippard From D-Backs
The D-Backs received pitcher Vincente Campos in return for Tyler Clippard.

Yankees Send Andrew Miller To Indians For Prospects
The Yankees will receive a package of four players from Cleveland in the deal for Andrew Miller.

Nationals Willing To Deal Lucas Giolito For Andrew Miller
The Nationals are looking to fortify their bullpen ahead of Monday's non-waiver trade deadline.

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