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Police Report: Fan Dies From Fall At Turner Field

Aug 30, 2015 12:41 AM

A fan has died after falling out of the upper deck of Turner Field during the seventh inning of Saturday's night's Yankees - Braves game, police said.

The fan was given emergency medical treatment and was taken away on a stretcher after falling. He was pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Police said he was in his early 60s. They did not identify him.

Tags: Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees, Legal, Misc Rumor

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Benches Clear As Gomez Tells Girardi, Yankees' Dugout To 'Shut Up'

Aug 26, 2015 1:00 AM

During the Astros' win over the Yankees Tuesday night, Carlos Gomez told Joe Girardi and the Yankees' dugout to "shut up," causing the benches to clear.

During the sixth-inning incident, Girardi instructed the "emotional" Gomez to "play the game the right way." In the eighth, Gomez nailed a three-run homer.

After the blowout, Gomez added he is not listening to Girardi, anyway.

"I don't care what Joe Girardi says," Gomez told ESPN Deportes' Marly Rivera.

Gomez said he understood the Yankees' frustration, but felt he wasn't trying to show them up.

Tags: Houston Astros, New York Yankees, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

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Mark Teixeira Back In Yankees' Lineup

Aug 25, 2015 5:35 PM

After missing a full week with a bruised shin, Mark Teixeira is in the Yankees' lineup for Tuesday's game against the Astros, according to an report.

"He feels better," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.

Teixeira fouled a ball off his right shin on August 17. Teixeira and the Yankees were thankful nothing was broken and decided not to put Teixeira on the disabled list in hopes he could return within in two weeks.

Tags: New York Yankees, Houston Astros, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Yankees Place CC Sabathia On DL With Knee Inflammation

Aug 24, 2015 5:27 PM

The Yankees placed 35-year-old CC Sabathia on the 15-day disabled list with knee inflammation on Monday, and manager Joe Girardi acknowledged the possibility that Sabathia is done for the season. 

"Is it possible that he doesn't pitch the rest of the year? It's a possibility," Girardi said.

Tags: New York Yankees, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Luis Sererino Gets First Major League Win

Aug 23, 2015 1:08 AM

Luis Severino earned his first major league win, getting all the support he needed in the first inning Saturday on a pair of home runs from Brett Gardner and Brian McCann as the Yankees beat the Indians 6-2, according to an report.

Tags: New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

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Yankees Preferred Tulowitzki To Jeter In 2010

Aug 20, 2015 4:34 PM

During his intense contract negotiations with the New York Yankees in 2010, Derek Jeter was told by Brian Cashman that the club preferred Troy Tulowitzki at shortstop.

According to Sports Illustrated, Jeter asked Cashman whom he'd rather have playing shortstop for the Yankees.

Cashman's answer was among others, Troy Tulowitzki.

"Do you really want me to answer that?" Cashman told Jeter. "We're not paying extra money for popularity. We're paying for performance."

Jeter, who was seeking a four- to six-year deal in the area of $22 million to $24 million a year, eventually signed a three-year, $51 million extension with the Yankees.

Cashman told the New York Daily News on Wednesday that he didn't provide any quotes from Jeter's negotiations to Sports Illustrated but that he "didn't confirm or deny" the report and didn't take issue with it. He confirmed that SI spent time with him but also that the magazine talked to others and "did a lot of homework."

Wallace Matthews/ESPN

Tags: New York Yankees, Colorado Rockies, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Sabathia Makes 'Bad Decision' To Shout At Toronto Clubgoers

Aug 18, 2015 6:58 AM

CC Sabathia said Monday he made a "bad decision" when he was involved in an altercation outside a night club in Toronto over the past weekend.

"I just flipped out," Sabathia said.

The incident took place on Friday night after the New York Yankees-Toronto Blue Jays game at Rogers Centre. A video, which first surfaced on Twitter on Saturday night, showed Sabathia yelling at what he described as hecklers. The left-hander motioned as if he wanted to make the confrontation physical. Two members of Sabathia's party pushed him into a cab, averting what later turned into a melee.

The video received wider Internet distribution when TMZ posted it on Monday.

"It was a bad decision on my part," Sabathia said. "I probably should've kept quiet and got in a cab. I'm just glad I ended up getting in the cab before everything went down. I didn't know that big fight happened afterward. It was just a bad decision on my part."

Andrew Marchand/ESPN

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

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Mariano Rivera III Benefiting From Move To Bullpen

Aug 17, 2015 3:19 PM

Mariano Rivera III has benefited from a full-time move to the bullpen in late July.

Drafted by the Washington Nationals in the fourth round this past June, Rivera has had mixed results in the short-season New York-Penn League, where he's pitched to a 6.26 ERA in 23 innings over 12 appearances for Auburn.

Rivera was mostly a starter during his college career, but has taken to late-inning work. The 21-year-old has three saves in as many opportunities while posting a 1.93 ERA with 12 strikeouts over 14 innings (nine appearances).

"Coming out of the bullpen has a totally different feel compared to starting, but I'm actually enjoying it more," said Rivera.

He added, "In college, I always knew when I was scheduled to throw. But as a reliever, you may feel great some days but it doesn't mean you're going to get in a game.

"I think I'll be polished to come out of the bullpen, whether it's as a long or late-innings guy. I'll do whatever they want me to do, but the bullpen is where I think I'll stay."

Mike Rosenbaum/MLB

Tags: Washington Nationals, New York Yankees, Misc Rumor

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Several Clubs Have Made Offers For Utley

Aug 14, 2015 7:13 AM

The San Francisco Giants aren't the only team seriously interested in Chase Utley.

According to sources, several teams have made trade offers for the Philadelphia Phillies infielder.

The Los Angeles Angels, Houston Astros, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees are also in the mix to acquire Utley, who reportedly wants some assurance of playing time before waiving his full no-trade clause.

Utley has a $15 million club option for 2016 that no longer will vest automatically based on plate appearances. His club option would then drop to $11 million, but the Phillies would be expected to take the $2 million buyout instead.

Todd Zolecki/MLB

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Utley Seeks Playing-Time Assurance To Waive No-Trade

Aug 14, 2015 6:58 AM

Chase Utley has drawn trade interest after clearing revocable waivers, but possesses full no-trade protection by way of ten-and-five rights.

Utley will only authorize a trade if he receives certain assurances of playing time, according to a report by Buster Olney.

He will be a free agent after the season and reportedly wants to play in 2016.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Yankees Calling Up No. 4 Prospect Bird
Greg Bird, a left-handed-hitting first baseman and designated hitter, was batting .301 with a .500 slugging percentage in 34 games for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Spencer Fordin/MLB

Hal Steinbrenner: AL East 'Still Ours To Lose'
Hal Steinbrenner remains confident that the Yankees will claim the American League East despite a recent slide that has allowed the Blue Jays to take a half-game lead in the division.

Associated Press

Utley Clears Waivers, Now Eligible For Trade
Chase Utley cleared waivers on Tuesday night and is now eligible to be traded by the Phillies.


Contenders Continue To Scout Chase Utley
The Cubs, Giants and Yankees all had scouts at Monday night's game between the Phillies and Diamondbacks.

Jim Salisbury/CSN Philly

Cubs, Dodgers, Yankees Could Pursue Chase Utley
The Cubs, Dodgers and Yankees are the teams most likely to pursue Chase Utley before the end of August, according to an industry source.

Andy Martino/New York Daily News

Yankees Tempering Expectations For Luis Severino
The right-hander is the team's best pitching prospects in a decade, but Brian Cashman is trying to temper expectations.

Andrew Marchand/ESPN

Yankees To Promote Pitcher Luis Severino
Luis Severino is the top pitching prospect in the Yankees organization.

Yankees Were Prepared To Deal Jorge Mateo In Deal For Craig Kimbrel
Jorge Mateo is the Yankees' third ranked prospect.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Yankees In Play For Craig Kimbrel
The Padres are still willing to move Craig Kimbrel.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Yankees Get Dustin Ackley From Mariners
The Yankees have acquired infielder Dustin Ackley from the Mariners in exchange for outfield prospect Ramon Flores and right-hander Jose Ramirez.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Five Teams Show Initial Interest In David Price
The Astros, Blue Jays, Dodgers, Giants and Yankees are among the teams to show initial interest in David Price now that the Tigers are accepting offers.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Blue Jays, Cubs, Dodgers, Yankees Were Waiting For Price To Hit Market
The Tigers are now in sell-mode, which adds elite starter David Price to the trade market.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Craig Kimbrel Linked To Astros, Blue Jays, Nationals, Yankees
The Astros, Blue Jays, Nationals and Yankees are among the teams that have shown interest in trading for Padres closer Craig Kimbrel.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Yankees Want Hamels, But Won't Part With Top Prospects
The Yankees have inquired with the Phillies about Cole Hamels, but they are unwilling to part with several of the organization's top prospects.

Bryan Hoch/MLB

A's Expected To Trade Tyler Clippard Soon
The deal could take place soon, perhaps as early as Monday.

Susan Slusser/San Francisco Chronicle

Sources: Rangers, Dodgers Likely To Trade For Hamels
The Phillies continue to discuss Cole Hamels with a number of teams.

Brian Cashman: 'Strong Possibility' Yankees Stand Pat
There is a good chance the Yankees allow the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline to pass without making a big move, according to Brian Cashman.

Andrew Marchand/ESPN

Yankees Activate Beltran From DL; Send Down Refsnyder
It appears Stephen Drew returns to the Yankees' starting lineup as the second baseman.

Source: Rob Refsnyder Will Remain With Yankees
The Yankees will keep Rob Refsnyder on the Major League roster after the All-Star break, according to a club source.

John Harper/New York Daily News

Yankees Promoting Rob Refsnyder
Refsnyder, 24, has been a strong hitter in the Minor Leagues. He was hitting .290/.387/.413 for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Jack Curry/YES Network

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