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Yankees Set For Feb. 19 Arbitration Hearing With Chapman

Feb 12, 2016 7:51 AM

The New York Yankees are set for an arbitration hearing with Aroldis Chapman on Feb. 19.

There is more than $4 million currently separating each sides filing numbers.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

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

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Citi Field, Yankee Stadium Could Ban Smokeless Tobacco

Feb 5, 2016 6:23 AM

Already banned at three Major League stadiums, a bill will be introduced Friday that would make smokeless tobacco off limits at Citi Field, Yankee Stadium and other public arenas in New York City's five boroughs.

AT&T Park in San Francisco, Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles and Fenway Park in Boston have already banned smokeless tobacco.

"If New York passes this bill, and I think it will, it moves us dramatically closer to the day when smokeless tobacco is prohibited in all major league cities," said Matthew Myers, the president of Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, a Washington advocacy group.

Tim Rohan/New York Times

Tags: New York Mets, New York Yankees, Misc Rumor

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Yankees Have No Concerns About Medical Procedures

Feb 3, 2016 8:04 AM

The New York Yankees have received a pair of seemingly late diagnoses over the last year, but Brian Cashman has no concerns about the team's medical procedures.

Mark Teixeira fouled a ball off his left leg on August 17, but it wasn't until the third set of tests on September 11 that a fracture was revealed in the slugger's shin.

Greg Bird missed the first month of last season with a right shoulder injury. Tests were done on the shoulder right after the season, but it wasn't until he reported discomfort recently that more tests were done and a torn labrum was found.

"We deal with two of the biggest and best hospitals in the world -- New York Presbyterian and the Hospital for Special Surgery. Both of them were completely on top of this and both saw it the same way," Cashman said.

"There is no second-guessing involved. Both [hospitals] saw [Bird] last May, they saw him in October and they both saw him now. Nothing was missed. We have two separate behemoths involved that guide us and him, and that is exactly what we have done."

Joel Sherman/New York Post

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Yankees Lose Greg Bird For 2016 Season

Feb 1, 2016 4:53 PM

The New York Yankees have lost the services of Greg Bird for the 2016 season.

Bird will have surgery on his right shoulder Tuesday to repair a torn labrum.

The Yankees said the injury is a re-occurrence of one originally sustained last May.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: New York Yankees, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Yankees Only Team Not To Sign Major League Free Agent

Jan 29, 2016 4:40 PM

Spring training will kick off in a little more than three weeks and the New York Yankees are the only team not to sign a Major League free agent this offseason.

New York's offseason has been limited mostly to trades -- landing Aroldis Chapman and Starlin Castro.

Free agency has been around since 1975, and since then the Yankees have never gone an offseason without signing a Major League free agent.

Mike Axisa/CBS Sports

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

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Yankees Reach One-Year Deal With Ivan Nova

Jan 28, 2016 4:41 PM

The New York Yankees have avoided arbitration with Ivan Nova by agreeing to a one-year, $4.1 million deal for 2016.

The contract includes performance bonuses.

Nova had an up-and-down 2015 season, his first since undergoing Tommy John surgery.

Bryan Hoch/MLB

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

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Sabathia Expects To Wear Knee Brace For Rest Of Career

Jan 15, 2016 3:06 PM

CC Sabathia expects to wear a brace on his right knee throughout the remainder of his career.

Once "hard-headed" about the idea, the New York Yankees left-hander had a run of success with the brace late last season.

"I'm definitely going to wear it off the mound," Sabathia said. "I'll probably do it sometime in the middle of January and see how it feels."

The 35-year-old is pitching with bone-on-bone arthritis in a knee that eventually will require replacement surgery.

Bryan Hoch/MLB

Tags: New York Yankees, Misc Rumor

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Chapman Will Enter Season As Yankees' Closer

Jan 12, 2016 7:36 AM

Joe Girardi says that Aroldis Chapman, who the New York Yankees acquired via trade last month, will enter the season as the club's closer.

The Yankees also have Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller. Betances will likely work the seventh and Miller the eighth.

Chapman might not be available for Opening Day, if Major League Baseball decides to levy a suspension after finishing its investigation into alleged acts of domestic violence.

Andrew Marchand/ESPN

Tags: New York Yankees, Misc Rumor

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Discipline For Chapman, Puig, Reyes Expected Before March 1

Jan 11, 2016 6:50 AM

Major League Baseball will likely announce any discipline for Aroldis Chapman, Yasiel Puig and Jose Reyes no later than March 1, according to a report.

The three players all face possible suspensions for recent domestic violence incidents.

The rulings will be closely watched as possible precedent-setters under baseball's new domestic abuse policy.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers, Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor

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Marlins Have Interest In Trading For Ivan Nova

Jan 4, 2016 4:25 PM

The New York Yankees have received interest in Ivan Nova, who could be used as a back-end starter.

The Yankees have seven starting options including Nova.

The Miami Marlins have some interest in the right-hander.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Tags: Miami Marlins, New York Yankees, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Marlins Tried To Acquire Chapman From Reds
The Marlins tried to acquire Aroldis Chapman from the Reds before the Yankees completed a deal, according to a report.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Yankees Plan To Keep Andrew Miller
The Yankees plan to keep Andrew Miller despite Monday's trade for Aroldis Chapman, according to Brian Cashman.

Bryan Hoch/MLB

Yankees Acquire Aroldis Chapman For Four Minor Leaguers
The Reds get right-handers Caleb Cotham and Rookie Davis and infielders Eric Jagielo and Tony Renda from the Yankees.


Yankees Shopping Ivan Nova
Ivan Nova, 29, is a year away from free agency and coming off a season that included a return from Tommy John surgery.

George A. King III/New York Post

Record Four Teams Receive Luxury Tax Bills
The Dodgers were hit with a record tax of nearly $43.6 million for a payroll just shy of $300 million.

David Schoenfield/ESPN

Andrew Miller Doesn't Want Yankees To Trade Him
Andrew Miller signed a four-year deal with the Yankees last offseason.

Associated Press

Yankees Send Justin Wilson To Tigers For Prospects
The Yankees have traded left-hander Justin Wilson to the Detroit Tigers for minor league pitchers Luis Cessa and Chad Green.

Andrew Marchand/ESPN

Astros, Dodgers Discussing Andrew Miller With Yankees
The Dodgers appeared close to a trade for Aroldis Chapman before domestic violence allegations emerged.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Yankees Could Trade Gardner, Miller For Starting Pitcher
Brian Cashman said recently that New York could also very well hold onto both players.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Yankees Acquire Starlin Castro From Cubs
The Cubs will receive Adam Warren, Brendan Ryan and possibly a player to be named later in the deal.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Yankees Inquire With Braves About Shelby Miller
There is a lot of interest in Miller and Atlanta reportedly asked New York for Luis Severino in return.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Report: Ivan Nova Available Via Trade
The Yankees are willing to deal Ivan Nova, according to a report in The New York Post.

Chad Thornburg/MLB

Astros Determined To Sign Closer
The Astros are looking at both trade and free-agent options to sign a top closer for next season.

Yankees Considering Starlin Castro For Infield
The Yankees reportedly aren't interested in trading Brett Gardner for Castro, but are still looking at a trade for him at a lower price.

Mark Feinsand/New York Daily News

Yankees Would Need 'Big Return' To Trade Andrew Miller
The Yankees are open to trading Andrew Miller, but they would require a "big return" to move the left-hander, according to a source.

Mark Feinsand/New York Daily News

Blue Jays, Dodgers, Yankees Ask About Indians' Starters
The framework of the deals would send a young, controllable pitcher away in exchange for an everyday outfielder.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Source: Yankees Planning Run At Wei-Yin Chen
Chen, 30, is 46-32 with a 3.72 ERA in four Major League seasons with the Orioles.

Mark Feinsand/New York Daily News

Yankees Acquire Aaron Hicks From Twins
The Yankees have acquired Aaron Hicks from the Twins in exchange for John Ryan Murphy.

Wallace Matthews/ESPN

Howie Kendrick Seeking Four-Year Deal
Besides the Dodgers, who could re-sign the 32-year-old, the Angels, Yankees, Diamondbacks and Royals may be in the market for a second baseman.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Yankees Open To Trading Andrew Miller
The Yankees aren't actively shopping the reliever, but Brian Cashman hasn't ruled anything out.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

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