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Yankees, Reds Complete Deal For Sonny Gray

Jan 22, 2019 2:19 AM

The Yankees have traded starting pitcher Sonny Gray to the Cincinnati Reds, the teams announced Monday, finalizing a days-in-the-making deal that ends Gray's topsy-turvy stint with New York.

Both sides completed a deal that was contingent upon the Reds reaching a contract extension with the 29-year-old Gray, who agreed to a three-year, $30.5 million extension that includes a $12 million club option for 2023, a source familiar with the deal told ESPN. Combined with his $7.5 million salary this season, Gray's deal can max out at five years and $50 million.

Tags: New York Yankees, Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Reds, Yankees Nearing Sonny Gray Trade

Jan 20, 2019 9:25 PM

The Cincinnati Reds and New York Yankees are nearing a trade centered around Sonny Gray, according to multiple reports.

The Yankees would reportedly get a draft pick and infield prospect Shed Long in the deal.

Cincinnati is working on a contract extension with Gray.

Gray avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $7.5 million contract with the Yankees last week. He will be eligible for free agency after the 2019 season.

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Tags: Cincinnati Reds, New York Yankees, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Yankees Working Hard To Trade Sonny Gray

Jan 18, 2019 8:01 AM

The New York Yankees appear focused on trading Sonny Gray.

The shift in focus comes after reaching an agreement on a three-year deal with Adam Ottavino.

The Cincinnati Reds, San Francisco Giants, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland A's, San Diego Padres, Atlanta Braves and Seattle Mariners have been linked to Gray.

Jon Heyman/Fancred Sports

Tags: New York Yankees, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Yankees, Adam Ottavino Agree To Three-Year, $27M Deal

Jan 18, 2019 7:56 AM

The New York Yankees have agreed to a three-year, $27 million deal with Adam Ottavino, according to league sources.

The right-hander struck out 112 batters for the Colorado Rockies last season.

Ottavino had a 2.43 ERA as a lockdown reliever for Colorado.

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

Yankees, DJ LeMahieu Agree To Two-Year, $24M Deal

Jan 12, 2019 3:17 PM

DJ LeMahieu has reached an agreement with the New York Yankees on a two-year, $24 million deal, league sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan.

LeMahieu will join the Yankees after seven impressive seasons with the Colorado Rockies that included two All-Star selections, three Gold Glove Awards and the 2016 National League batting title.

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

Troy Tulowitzki Has Chance To Be New York's 'Everyday Shortstop'

Jan 7, 2019 7:53 AM

Troy Tulowitzki will open spring training next month with a chance to be the "everyday shortstop" for the New York Yankees, according to Brian Cashman.

The Yankees remain linked to Manny Machado in free agency.

"We're going into this with a commitment level to try Troy Tulowitzki at shortstop," Cashman said. "We have really reacted in a positive way to have that type of dialogue with Troy and to commit to giving him that opportunity to be our everyday shortstop."

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Tags: New York Yankees, Misc Rumor

Zach Britton Agrees To Three-Year, $39M Deal With Yankees

Jan 5, 2019 11:30 PM

Reliever Zach Britton agreed to a three-year, $39 million deal to return to the New York Yankees on Saturday, league sources told ESPN, fortifying one of the game's best bullpens after it lost reliever David Robertson in free agency earlier in the week.

Britton's deal includes both a club option and a potential player opt-out, according to sources. The Yankees can exercise a fourth-year option after the 2020 season worth $14 million, making the total value of the deal up to $53 million, sources said.

Tags: New York Yankees, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Yankees 'Focused' On Zach Britton

Jan 4, 2019 7:43 AM

The New York Yankees "seem focused" on Zach Britton as they pursue bullpen upgrades.

Britton is "believed" to have multiple offers in hand.

The Philadelphia Phillies reached an agreement with David Robertson on Thursday, which is expected to accelerate the market for Britton.

Jon Heyman/Fancred Sports

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

Phillies Sign David Robertson To Two-Year Deal

Jan 4, 2019 2:44 AM

Free-agent reliever David Robertson has signed a two-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies that includes a third-year club option, the team announced Thursday.

Robertson will make $10 million in 2019 and $11 million in 2020, a source told ESPN. A $12 million option for 2021 includes a $2 million buyout.

Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Yankees, Troy Tulowitzki Agree Upon Minimum Deal

Jan 2, 2019 8:04 AM

The New York Yankees have agreed to a deal with Troy Tulowitzki, according to sources.

The deal, which is pending a completed physical, doesn't take the Yankees out of the race to sign Manny Machado.

Tulowitzki was released by the Toronto Blue Jays in December. They will pay the majority of his $20 million contract, with the Yankees responsible only for the league-minimum $555,000.

Injuries have limited Tulowitzki to just 66 games the last two years, including none last season.

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

J.A. Happ Wants Manny Machado To Join Him On Yankees
J.A. Happ has landed with the Yankees and now he wants Manny Machado to join him.

Associated Press

Yankees Hire Carlos Beltran As Special Adviser
The Yankees have hired Carlos Beltran as special adviser to general manager Brian Cashman.

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CC Sabathia Gets $500K Bonus Despite Ejection
The Yankees gave CC Sabathia a $500,000 performance bonus, even though the left-hander was ejected from his final regular-season start six outs shy of the 155 innings required.

Associated Press

Yankees Could Trade Miguel Andujar
The Padres are believed to be a team interested in Miguel Andujar.

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

Manny Machado To Meet With Yankees, Phillies
Manny Machado is believed to be in the market for one of the richest contracts in baseball history, perhaps more than $300 million.


Manny Machado Would Move Back To Third For 'Right Contract'
Manny Machado wants to play shortstop, but he may be willing to move back to third base for the "right contract."

Scott Lauber/Philadelphia Inquirer

Brian Cashman Calls Yankees 'Fully Operational Death Star'
Brian Cashman has said the Yankees would be active this offseason, while also throwing cold water on the notion of signing Bryce Harper.

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Gary Sanchez Will Be Yankees' Catcher 'Moving Forward'
Amid trade rumors, Brian Cashman made it clear on Tuesday that Gary Sanchez will be the lead catcher for the Yankees "moving forward."

Coley Harvey/ESPN

Brian Cashman Insists Yankees Aren't Interested In Bryce Harper
Brian Cashman continues to throw cold water on any rumors linking the Yankees to Bryce Harper in free agency.

Coley Harvey/ESPN

Padres, Yankees Discussing Sonny Gray Trade
The Yankees and Padres continue to discuss a possible trade centered around Sonny Gray.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Yankees Unwilling To Offer Manny Machado $300M
The Yankees have been linked to Manny Machado, but they are reportedly unwilling to offer him a $300 million contract.

Jon Heyman/Fancred Sports

Yankees, Indians Have Discussed Carlos Carrasco, Corey Kluber
Those discussions could be renewed at the upcoming winter meetings.

Bryan Hoch/MLB

Yankees Deny Gary Sanchez Is Available In Trade
Brian Cashman has denied rumors that the Yankees have made Gary Sanchez available in trades this offseason.

Joe Trezza/MLB

Yankees Could Move Gary Sanchez In Trade For J.T. Realmuto
The Yankees have discussed the possibility of trading for J.T. Realmuto with the Marlins.

Jon Heyman/Fancred Sports

Yankees Could Be Waiting For Nolan Arenado In 2019
Ken Rosenthal speculates that the Yankees may focus on fortifying their rotation this offseason and then try to sign Nolan Arenado next year.

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

Mariners 'Actively Trying' To Trade Robinson Cano
The Mariners have reportedly engaged with the Mets and Yankees about a deal.


Mariano Rivera Among 20 New Hall Of Fame Candidates
Mariano Rivera and Roy Halladay are among 20 new candidates for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Associated Press

Yankees Acquire James Paxton From Mariners
James Paxton won't be a free agent until after the 2020 season.


Reggie Jackson: Manny Machado's Lack Of Hustle Won't Work In New York
Much has been made about Manny Machado's admitted lack of hustle on the field.

Wallace Matthews/New York Daily News

Yankees Have Concerns About Manny Machado's Hustle Comments
The Yankees have the money to spend on Manny Machado, but Hal Steinbrenner admitted that the infielder's comments about hustling during the postseason will have to be explained.

Associated Press