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Astros Determined To Sign Closer

Nov 22, 2015 2:21 AM

The Astros are very determined to get a closer, other teams have told ESPN's Jayson Stark, as Houston is looking at both trade and free-agent options.

The Astros have checked in on Cincinnati's Aroldis Chapman, Yankees left-hander Andrew Miller, Philadelphia's Ken Giles and Tampa Bay's Brad Boxberger, according to Stark.

Tags: Houston Astros, Cincinnati Reds, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, Tampa Bay Rays, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Yankees Considering Starlin Castro For Infield

Nov 20, 2015 4:40 PM

The New York Yankees have been evaluating their infield and view Starlin Castro as a potential option.

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.

The Cubs have several middle infielders and a potential Castro trade has been rumored for nearly a year.

Mark Feinsand/New York Daily News

Tags: New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Yankees Would Need 'Big Return' To Trade Andrew Miller

Nov 20, 2015 7:31 AM

The New York Yankees are open to trading Andrew Miller, but they would require a "big return" to move the left-hander, according to a source.

"They need to be overwhelmed," an executive said.

Mark Feinsand/New York Daily News

Tags: New York Yankees, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Blue Jays, Dodgers, Yankees Ask About Indians' Starters

Nov 19, 2015 8:18 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays, Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees are among the clubs that have inquired with the Cleveland Indians about their starting pitching.

The framework of the deals would send a young, controllable pitcher away in exchange for an everyday outfielder.

According to reports, Brett Gardner's name has come up in talks while Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar appear to be the most likely Cleveland pitchers on the move.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Source: Yankees Planning Run At Wei-Yin Chen

Nov 12, 2015 4:59 PM

The New York Yankees are planning to make a serious run at left-hander Wei-Yin Chen, according to a source.

Chen, 30, is 46-32 with a 3.72 ERA in four Major League seasons with the Baltimore Orioles.

"A lot of teams are going to be in on him," the source said. "But the Yankees are going to be one of them."

Mark Feinsand/New York Daily News

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

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Yankees Acquire Aaron Hicks From Twins

Nov 11, 2015 5:36 PM

The New York Yankees have acquired Aaron Hicks from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for John Ryan Murphy.

Hicks, 26, currently slots in as a fourth outfielder for the Yankees with Chris Young headed for free agency.

The trade could also mean the Yankees will trade Brett Gardner, which has been rumored in several reports.

"At the very least he provides us with what we were getting from Chris Young for the past two years, and at the very most, he provides us with a lot of flexibility depending on how the winter transpires," Brian Cashman said of Hicks. "We believe he's an everyday player."

Wallace Matthews/ESPN

Tags: New York Yankees, Minnesota Twins, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Howie Kendrick Seeking Four-Year Deal

Nov 10, 2015 5:33 PM

Howie Kendrick is looking for a four-year deal on the free agent market.

Besides the Los Angeles Dodgers, who could re-sign the 32-year-old, the Los Angeles Angels, New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks and Kansas City Royals may be in the market for a second baseman.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Kansas City Royals, Arizona Diamondbacks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Yankees Open To Trading Andrew Miller

Nov 9, 2015 12:12 PM

The New York Yankees are reportedly open to trading Andrew Miller this offseason.

The Yankees aren't actively shopping the reliever, but Brian Cashman hasn't ruled anything out.

Miller could be flipped for immediate help with Dellin Betances entrenched as closer.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: New York Yankees, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Yankees Unlikely To Spend Big In Free Agency

Nov 9, 2015 7:54 AM

Few expect the New York Yankees to spend big in free agency this offseason.

They don't have much payroll coming off the books and they value the draft picks tied to players that were extended qualifying offers by their current franchise.

New York is unlikely to chase big arms like Johnny Cueto and David Price and Ken Davidoff writes that they might not even be players for second-tier arms such as Wei-Yin Chen and Jeff Samardzija.

Ken Davidoff/New York Post

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

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Sabathia Had 'No Other Option' Than To Enter Treatment

Nov 5, 2015 5:03 PM

CC Sabathia says he had "no other option" than to leave the New York Yankees for treatment for alcoholism ahead of the postseason.

The Yankees lost to the Houston Astros in a American League Wild Card Game. Sabathia was not a candidate to start the game.

In his first remarks to the media since seeking treatment, Sabathia told ABC "it was just the time."

The full interview will be broadcast Friday on "Good Morning America."

"I know it was a bad time of the season, but there was no other option for me but to get help," he said. "And I understand where, you know, fans would be upset and people don't understand, but it's a disease."

Associated Press

Tags: New York Yankees, Misc Rumor

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A-Rod Tells Jimmy Fallon He Regrets Kissing Mirror In Photo Shoot
Alex Rodriguez, who surprised many by hitting 33 home runs during his age-40 season, told Jimmy Fallon on "The Tonight Show" this week that he does have some regrets.

Mike Bertha/MLB

Derek Jeter Set To Marry Hannah Davis
After three years together, Derek Jeter and Hannah Davis are set to tie the knot, according to sources close to the model.

New York Daily News

CC Sabathia Expected To Leave Rehab Soon
CC Sabathia, who entered rehab for alcohol abuse earlier this month, is expected to come out late this week or early next week.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Yankees Tried To Hire Ben Cherington
The Yankees called Ben Cherington about a job in their front office not long after he resigned as general manager of the Red Sox.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Will Yankees Consider Trading Brett Gardner?
As a way to create and add flexibility to their roster, the Yankees might consider trading Brett Gardner this offseason.

Bryan Hoch/MLB

Report: Yankees Dismiss Hitting Coach Jeff Pentland
The letting go of Jeff Pentland comes as something of a surprise since the Yankees hit 65 more home runs and scored 131 more runs this year compared to the 2014 team.

Yankees Won't Fire Joe Girardi
Joe Girardi is 735-561 during eight regular seasons at the helm.

George A. King/New York Post

Yankees Could Trade Brett Gardner
Clearing out Brett Gardner would also give the Yankees room for a power bat.

Mark Feinsand/New York Daily News

Girardi Defends Job Following Playoff Loss
After losing Tuesday's American League Wild Card game to the Astros, Joe Girardi has defended the job he did as manager of the Yankees this season.


Yankees Could Have Acquired Zobrist From A's For Refsnyder, Warren
The Yankees turned down an offer of Ben Zobrist for Adam Warren and Rob Refsnyder.

Chad Jennings/The Journal News

Yankees Unlikely To Sign David Price, Yoenis Cespedes
Signing David Price for at least $30 million per year would be another $45 million annually for the Yankees.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

CC Sabathia Leaving Yankees To Check Into Alcohol Rehab Center
CC Sabathia had a 4.73 ERA in 29 starts this season.

RealGM Staff Report

Angels Hire Billy Eppler As General Manager
Billy Eppler, 40, is a longtime executive of the Yankees and will now work with Arte Moreno and Mike Scioscia.


Yankees Missing Teixeira Against Left-Handers
The Yankees have gotten strong production from rookie Greg Bird in the wake of Mark Teixeira's injury, but Joe Girardi points out that the club misses the veteran against left-handers.

Andrew Marchand/ESPN

Yankees Inquired About Josh Donaldson Early Last Offseason
The Yankees called the Athletics about the availability of Josh Donaldson in the early part of last offseason.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Yogi Berra Dies At Age 90
Yankees legend Yogi Berra died of natural causes at his home in New Jersey on Tuesday.


Yankees Scratch Masahiro Tanaka from Next Start
Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has a Grade 1 strain of the right hamstring.

Angels Interview Billy Eppler For GM Role
The Angels are looking for Jerry DiPoto's replacement and Billy Eppler interviewed with them when the GM job went to DiPoto initially.

George A. King III/New York Post

Matt Harvey To Pitch Half-Outings To Remain Sharp
The Mets are likely to pitch Matt Harvey limited innings beginning next Saturday against the Yankees.

Mark Teixeira Out For Season With Fractured Leg
Mark Teixeira was hurt when he fouled a ball off his leg Aug. 17.

Danny Knobler/ESPN

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