New York Yankees Wiretap

Yankees Place Masahiro Tanaka On 10-Day DL

Aug 12, 2017 3:27 PM

The New York Yankees have placed Masahiro Tanaka on the 10-day disabled list.

Tanaka, who has battled elbow injuries over the past two years, is dealing with inflammation in his pitching shoulder.

The Yankees have recalled Giovanny Gallegos.

Tanaka is 8-10 with a career-worst 4.92 ERA in 23 starts this season.


Tags: New York Yankees, Injury

Yankees Likely To Start Jordan Montgomery Over CC Sabathia

Aug 11, 2017 9:18 AM

The New York Yankees say there's "a really good possibility" that Jordan Montgomery will be recalled from Triple-A to start against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night.

Montgomery would start in place of CC Sabathia, who left Tuesday's loss to the Toronto Blue Jays after three innings because of soreness in his arthritic right knee.

"It's a really good possibility it will be Monty on Sunday," Joe Girardi said.

A scan Wednesday showed no new damage to Sabathia's knee, but Girardi said the veteran remains unlikely to make the start.

Associated Press

Tags: New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Misc Rumor

Girardi Challenges Sanchez To Improve Defense

Aug 6, 2017 1:33 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi benched All-Star catcher Gary Sanchez on Sunday because of his failures on defense this season.

Girardi is starting usual Yankees backup Austin Romine even though they are playing a day game after a night game. Girardi had said that Sanchez would be behind the plate Sunday, but the manager said he changed his mind after seeing how well Romine caught on Saturday.

Tags: New York Yankees, Misc Rumor

Chris Sale 'In-Line' To Face Yankees Often

Aug 4, 2017 1:43 AM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said ace pitcher Chris Sale would stay on his regular turn during the next few times through the rotation to assure that he started one game in each series against New York, including Aug. 13 at Yankee Stadium on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball. He would then pitch against the Yankees again Aug. 19 at Fenway Park and on Sept. 3 at Yankee Stadium.

Tags: Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Misc Rumor

Dombrowski: Yankees Are Now 'Warriors' Of MLB

Aug 1, 2017 1:57 AM

In December, when the Red Sox pulled off a blockbuster trade for Chris Sale, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman called them "the Golden State Warriors of baseball now," and referred to Boston's starting rotation of Sale, David Price, Rick Porcello and Eduardo Rodriguez as "their Durant and Green and Thompson and Curry."

And so, eight months later, when the Yankees landed right-hander Sonny Gray at the trade deadline on Monday -- after acquiring third baseman Todd Frazier, relievers David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle, and starter Jaime Garcia earlier this month -- Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski returned the compliment, and then some.

"You mean the Golden State Warriors?" Dombrowski said when asked for a reaction to the Yankees' big deal. "Yeah, I think the Golden State Warriors have significantly made some moves. I expected it. I would've been surprised if they didn't. But I think Brian probably has made them the Golden State Warriors and we're the significant underdogs, when I'm listening to the MLB Network. I would anticipate, like he said earlier in the year that he didn't know how the Red Sox would lose a game, I think it'll be the same. I don't know how they'll lose a game right now. They made some good moves. They made their club significantly better."

Tags: Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Misc Rumor

Yankees Acquire Sonny Gray From A's

Jul 31, 2017 3:25 PM

The Yankees' pursuit of Athletics starter Sonny Gray spilled into the final hours before the trade deadline, but a swap has been agreed to that will send the right-hander to New York, a source confirmed to ESPN.

The Athletics are getting back shortstop Jorge Mateo, outfielder Dustin Fowler and pitcher James Kaprielian, according to multiple reports. Oakland is taking on two injured players, as Fowler ruptured the patellar tendon in his right knee during his first game in the majors last season while Kaprielian underwent Tommy John surgery earlier this year.

Gray is under club control through the 2019 season. He is making $3.6 million this season and is arbitration eligible in 2018.

Tags: New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

Yankees, A's Appear Closer To Making Trade For Sonny Gray

Jul 31, 2017 1:01 PM

The Yankees' pursuit of Athletics starter Sonny Gray spilled into the waning hours, as officials for both teams tried to decide if they're ready to make the compromises needed to bring a trade to fruition before Monday's 4 p.m. deadline.

The teams are "close enough to get over the hump," a source said. But Oakland executive VP Billy Beane has given indications he's prepared to hang onto Gray, who isn't eligible for free agency until 2019. Yankees GM Brian Cashman has thus far been resistant to giving up the prospect package the A's are seeking for Gray.

Tags: New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Aaron Judge's Debut Jersey Sold For $157,366

Jul 31, 2017 12:22 AM

The jersey worn by Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge in his Major League Baseball debut in August sold for $157,366 on Sunday.

The winning bid in the auction, held by Steiner Sports, represents the highest price paid for any jersey worn in four major U.S. sports in the past 15 years. It topped the $135,060 paid last month for the jersey Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry wore in Game 3 of the 2017 NBA Finals.

Tags: New York Yankees, Misc Rumor

Multiple Teams Have Interest In Tigers' Justin Wilson

Jul 30, 2017 10:22 PM

Detroit spent Sunday evening narrowing their list of suitors for lefty reliever Justin Wilson, with the potential of a deal Sunday night or Monday morning.

Five teams remain in the mix for Wilson, according to an industry source. The Astros are considered the favorites, according to's Mark Feinsand, but the Nationals and Cubs also remain in the hunt according to's Phil Rogers and other sources. MLB Network's Ken Rosenthal reported that the Cubs are heavily involved in talks.

Other teams that have been linked at some point to Wilson include the Rockies, Rays, Dodgers, Red Sox, Brewers, Indians and Yankees.

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros, Chicago Cubs, Washington Nationals, New York Yankees, Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Colorado Rockies, Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Yankees Acquire Jamie Garcia From Twins

Jul 30, 2017 12:33 PM

The Yankees have agreed to a trade for left-hander Jaime Garcia with the Twins.

The Yankees announced the deal Sunday. Garcia, a free agent after the season, will be changing teams for the second time in less than a week; he joined Minnesota on Monday after the Braves dealt him, catcher Anthony Recker and cash considerations for a minor league pitching prospect.

The Yankees will send minor league pitchers Zack Littell and Dietrich Enns to the Twins as part of the swap and will also receive cash considerations from Minnesota.

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

Sources: A's, Yankees Continue To Discuss Sonny Gray
Earlier Saturday, Billy Beane was ready to "walk away" and try trading Sonny Gray this offseason.

A's Ready To Table Sonny Gray Trade Talks
Billy Beane appears ready to "walk away" from trading Sonny Gray before Monday's deadline.

A's Want Frazier Or Torres From Yankees In Package For Sonny Gray
The Athletics have, to this point, asked that the Yankees include Clint Frazier or Gleyber Torres to get a deal done.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

Clubs Have Informed A's Which Prospects They'll Deal For Sonny Gray
Rival clubs believe most interested teams have informed the Athletics which centerpieces they're willing to part with in a trade for Sonny Gray.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Athletics Seek Young Center Fielder In Gray Trade
The Athletics are expected to trade Sonny Gray this month and in return they would like to acquire a young center fielder, according to a report.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Astros, Yankees Leading Race To Acquire Sonny Gray
At least seven Major League teams had scouts to watch Sonny Gray pitch on Tuesday night.

Susan Slusser/San Francisco Chronicle

Starlin Castro Headed Back To DL
Yanks second baseman Starlin Castro has suffered another injury to his right hamstring.

Yankees Still Considering First Base Addition
New York moved Chase Headley to first after acquiring Todd Frazier from the White Sox earlier this week.

Mark Feinsand/MLB

Yankees May Not Be Done Making Deals
The Yankees may not be done making moves despite swinging a major trade with the White Sox this week.

Mike Mazzeo/New York Daily News

Yankees Will Play Todd Frazier At Third, Move Chase Headley To First
Chase Headley, 33, has only played 14 games at first in his Major League career.

Andrew Marchand/ESPN

Yankees Acquire Frazier, Robertson, Kahnle From White Sox
The White Sox will get outfielder Blake Rutherford, who was the Yankees' 2016 first-round pick.

Yankees Inquire With Mets On Lucas Duda, Addison Reed
The Yankees are in search of help at first base and the Mets could be looking to move Duda.

Mark Feinsand/MLB

Yankees, Athletics Discussing Yonder Alonso
It remains to be seen if the two sides will agree on a deal, but they appear to be a good match for a swap.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Michael Pineda To Undergo Tommy John Surgery
Michael Pineda will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery Tuesday, the Yankees have announced.


Red Sox Protest Saturday's Loss To Yankees
The Red Sox claim Matt Holliday interfered with a potential double play on a slide back to first base in the 11th inning.

Scott Lauber/ESPN

Yankees Recommend Tommy John Surgery For Michael Pineda
Michael Pineda will be a free agent this offseason.


Aaron Judge Wins 2017 Home Run Derby
Aaron Judge answered the call on Monday night, winning the 2017 Home Run Derby on Monday night in Miami.

Bryan Hoch/MLB

Greg Bird Defends Desire To Return To Lineup
Greg Bird defended himself on Friday against a report that questioned his desire to come back from an ankle injury.

Gary Sanchez To Logan Morrison: Don't Blame Me For Snub
Gary Sanchez had a basic response after Logan Morrison said the catcher didn't belong in the Home Run Derby.


Aaron Judge Dents Door Casement With Home Run
Aaron Judge dented a metal casement above a door behind the left-center field wall at Yankee Stadium with a home run on Tuesday.