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Yankees Place Aaron Hicks On DL With Ribcage Injury

Jun 25, 2017 9:17 PM

Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks will go on the disabled list after he injured his ribcage on the right side during a check swing in the first inning Sunday.

Hicks was removed from a 7-6 loss to the Rangers before the fifth inning. He was told that his recovery would take three to four weeks.

Tags: New York Yankees, Injury, Misc Rumor

Yankees DFA Chris Carter; Promote Tyler Austin

Jun 24, 2017 1:25 PM

The New York Yankees have designated Chris Carter for assignment and promoted Tyler Austin from the minors in an attempt to boost their production at first base.

The Yankees announced the moves late Friday after their extra-innings victory over the Texas Rangers. Austin has been recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and started at first base in Saturday afternoon's game against Texas.

Tags: New York Yankees, Misc Rumor

Derek Jeter Tells MLB He Doesn't Have Money To Buy Marlins

Jun 23, 2017 10:26 AM

Derek Jeter told Major League Baseball on Thursday that he doesn't have the necessary money to buy the Miami Marlins and is still seeking help from other investors, according to a report.

Jeter met with MLB and Marlins officials in New York and provided an update on his efforts to raise the needed money. The person said multiple other groups remain in the mix to purchase the team.

The former New York Yankees star continued his pursuit of the franchise after former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush dropped out of his group.

Associated Press

Tags: Miami Marlins, New York Yankees, Misc Rumor

Aaron Judge Undecided About Home Run Derby

Jun 21, 2017 7:44 AM

Aaron Judge has been invited to participate in next month's Home Run Derby, but he's undecided about the event.

The New York Yankees rookie leads baseball with 24 home runs. He's also second in the American League with a .333 batting average and 54 RBIs.

"I'm going to think about it for a while," Judge said. "Just haven't honestly thought about. I'm more focused on what I can do for the team right now, and we'll see what I decide to do."

Associated Press

Tags: New York Yankees, Misc Rumor

Yankees' Prospect Gleyber Torres To Undergo Tommy John Surgery

Jun 20, 2017 7:45 AM

New York Yankees prospect Gleyber Torres has a torn ligament in his non-throwing elbow and will miss the remainder of the season.

Torres will undergo Tommy John surgery on his left elbow but is expected to recover in time for spring training in 2018. The infielder was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow.

"It is unfortunate," Brian Cashman said. "I'm thankful that it is a correctable problem."

Had he not been injured, Torres might have been called up by the Yankees at midseason.

Andrew Marchand/ESPN

Tags: New York Yankees, Injury, Misc Rumor

CC Sabathia Could Miss At Least Four Weeks

Jun 15, 2017 8:55 AM

CC Sabathia was diagnosed with Grade 2 left hamstring strain and could be out at least four weeks.

Sabathia injured the hamstring pushing off the mound Tuesday. The New York Yankees have yet to place the left-hander on the disabled list.

He had a 0.99 ERA in his last six starts. Grade 2 hamstring strains can take four to eight weeks to fully heal.

"It can be an issue when it's a push-off leg," Joe Girardi said. "That's the leg you're using to drive downhill and push off on."


Tags: New York Yankees, Injury, Misc Rumor

2017 MLB Draft First Round Results

Jun 13, 2017 9:11 AM

The first round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft was held on Monday night with a lot of young talent coming off the board early. Here are the full results from the first round:

  1. Twins — Royce Lewis, SS, JSerra Catholic HS (California)
  2. Reds — Hunter Greene, RHP/SS, Notre Dame HS (California)
  3. Padres — MacKenzie Gore, LHP, Whiteville HS (North Carolina)
  4. Rays — Brendan McKay, 1B/LHP, Louisville
  5. Braves — Kyle Wright, RHP, Vanderbilt
  6. Athletics — Austin Beck, OF, North Davidson HS (North Carolina)
  7. Diamondbacks — Pavin Smith, 1B, Virginia
  8. Phillies — Adam Haseley, OF, Virginia
  9. Brewers — Keston Hiura, 2B, UC Irvine
  10. Angels — Jordan Adell, OF, Ballard HS (Kentucky)
  11. White Sox — Jake Burger, 3B, Missouri State
  12. Pirates — Shane Baz, RHP, Concordia Lutheran HS (Texas)
  13. Marlins — Trevor Rogers, LHP, Carlsbad HS (New Mexico)
  14. Royals — Nick Pratto, 1B, Huntington Beach HS (California)
  15. Astros —J.B. Bukauskas, RHP, North Carolina
  16. Yankees — Clarke Schmidt, RHP, South Carolina
  17. Mariners — Evan White, 1B, Kentucky
  18. Tigers — Alex Faedo, RHP, Florida
  19. Giants — Heliot Ramos, OF, Leadership Christian Academy (Puerto Rico)
  20. Mets — David Peterson, LHP, Oregon
  21. Orioles — D.L. Hall, LHP, Valdosta HS (Georgia)
  22. Blue Jays — Logan Warmoth, SS, North Carolina
  23. Dodgers — Jeren Kendall, OF, Vanderbilt
  24. Red Sox — Tanner Houck, RHP, Missouri
  25. Nationals — Seth Romero, LHP, Houston
  26. Rangers — Bubba Thompson, OF, McGill-Toolen Catholic HS (Alabama)
  27. Cubs — Brendon Little, LHP, State College of Florida

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Aaron Judge Hits 496-Foot Home Run

Jun 12, 2017 1:13 AM

Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge hit a home run Sunday at Yankee Stadium against the Orioles that traveled 496 feet, the longest distance a home run has traveled since ESPN began tracking home runs in 2009.

Judge's homer, his 20th of the season, was hit to left center in the sixth inning.

Tags: New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Yankees Grooming Gleyber Torres To Play Third This Season

Jun 2, 2017 7:46 AM

The New York Yankees are in first place in the American League East, but they are still focused on a youth movement.

They are reportedly grooming Gleyber Torres to replace Chase Headley at third base. Torres is a natural shortstop.

The Yankees' plan is contingent on Torres becoming Major League ready sometime over the next two months, according to the report.

Mike Axisa/CBS Sports

Tags: New York Yankees, Misc Rumor

Boy Hurt By Shattered Bat At Yankee Stadium

May 25, 2017 7:41 AM

A boy was struck in the head by a broken bat during Wednesday night's game at Yankee Stadium.

With no outs in the seventh inning, Chris Carter's bat shattered. The ball hopped in the infield and most of the bat struck the child. The boy was sitting about seven rows back on the third-base side, behind the Kansas City Royals' dugout.

Fans waved for assistance and play was delayed for about two minutes as players looked into the stands.

Medical personnel carried out the boy, who appeared to have a brace on one of his legs. New York Yankees spokesman Jason Zillo said the fan was given first aid at the ballpark and was receiving medical attention elsewhere after the game.

"You never want to have something like that happen to a kid or anyone in general," Carter said. "I guess the good side of it is the square part of the bat didn't pierce him or anything like that. So I hope he's OK."


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

Andrew Marchand/ESPN

Yankees Retire Derek Jeter's No. 2
Over his 20-year career, Derek Jeter served as the franchise's 13th captain and won five World Series.

Yankees Place Aroldis Chapman On DL
GM Brian Cashman said that Aroldis Chapman won't pitch in a game for at least four weeks because of left shoulder rotator cuff inflammation.

Gerrit Cole Could Hit Trade Market At Midseason
Rival executives believe the Pirates could put Gerrit Cole on the trading block this summer.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

CC Sabathia: African-American Players Expect Racism In Boston
When asked about Adam Jones' experience at Fenway Park on Monday night, CC Sabathia said players expect racist taunts in Boston.


John Gibbons Pranks Radio Show After Victory
John Gibbons disguised his voice to call into the Toronto Blue Jays' postgame radio show Monday night.


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

Joe Frisaro/MLB

Sources: Derek Jeter, Jeb Bush Teaming Up To Buy Marlins
The Marlins are expected to sell for as much as $1.3 billion.

Douglas Hanks/Miami Herald

Yankees Once Again MLB's Most Valuable Franchise
The Yankees are once again Major League Baseball's most valuable franchise after Forbes valued them at $3.7 billion.

Darren Rovell/ESPN

Yankees To Place Gary Sanchez On 10-Day DL
Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez strained his right biceps while swinging at a pitch on Saturday against he Orioles.

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.

Travis Sawchik/FanGraphs

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