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Yankees, Gio Gonzalez Agree Upon Major League Deal

Mar 19, 2019 7:56 AM

The New York Yankees have agreed to a contract with Gio Gonzalez.

It's a minor league deal, but if Gonzalez is added to the Major League roster the deal will be worth $3 million for the season, plus incentives, according to a source.

The deal allows Gonzalez to opt out April 20 if he hasn't been added to the Major League roster.

"It gives him an opportunity to come to camp and compete in front of us and others," Brian Cashman said.


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

Aaron Judge: New $1M Prize Not Enough To Lure Me Back To HR Derby

Mar 18, 2019 8:05 AM

The Home Run Derby winner will now receive a $1 million bonus, up from $150,000.

Despite that bump, Aaron Judge says it's not enough to lure him back to the annual event.

"Maybe if the All-Star break was a week long and I actually had a break, I would be more enticed to do it," Judge said. "But the money doesn't change it."

Judge won the 2017 Home Run Derby, but slumped afterward.

"(The 2017 Home Run Derby) affected me because I hurt my shoulder," he said. "But my swing-wise, no. I was just taking BP. That was probably the worst thing having to hear every single day, people saying, 'Did it affect you?' Nah, it was a day of BP. It doesn't really affect me. If I didn't get hurt, it would have been a different story."

Anthony Rieber/Newsday

Tags: New York Yankees, Misc Rumor

Yankees May Have Interest In Gio Gonzalez

Mar 16, 2019 7:33 AM

The New York Yankees have maintained some level of interest in Gio Gonzalez, according to a report.

However, no agreement between the two sides is imminent.

Luis Severino is expected to be out for the first month of the season and CC Sabathia might also need more time to recover from October knee surgery.

Jon Heyman/Fancred Sports

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

Luis Severino Likely Out Until May

Mar 16, 2019 7:22 AM

The New York Yankees will likely be without Luis Severino until May as he deals with a shoulder injury.

Brian Cashman told reporters on Friday that it was unlikely Severino would be ready to pitch in a game before May 1 because of the rotator cuff inflammation that flared up in his right shoulder just before a start two weeks ago.

The rotator cuff became inflamed minutes before a March 5 start at George M. Steinbrenner Field against the Atlanta Braves.

Coley Harvey/ESPN

Tags: New York Yankees, Injury, Misc Rumor

Masahiro Tanaka Named Yankees' Opening Day Starter

Mar 10, 2019 9:12 AM

The New York Yankees have named Masahiro Tanaka their starter on Opening Day.

Tanaka will face the Baltimore Orioles on March 28 with Luis Severino sidelined by shoulder trouble.

Severino was scratched from his first planned start of spring training Tuesday after feeling discomfort after throwing his first slider in a pregame bullpen session.

James Paxton will start the second game and J.A. Happ, both left-handers, will pitch the third game against the Orioles.

Associated Press

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Injuries May Force Yankees To Use 'Opener' In 2019

Mar 7, 2019 7:53 AM

The New York Yankees have been ravaged by injuries to their starting rotation and Aaron Boone admitted Wednesday that he might use a version of the "opener" on occasion.

"I could see it being something we consider from time to time," Boone said. "I don't see it a lot, but yeah, I could see it coming into play on certain occasions.

"When we're healthy and right, obviously I don't see it much, but there's some days where you could see it."

The Yankees don't expect Luis Severino or CC Sabathia to be ready for Opening Day.

Coley Harvey/ESPN

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Yankees Have Discussed Signing Gio Gonzalez

Mar 6, 2019 8:01 AM

The New York Yankees have discussed the possibility of adding Gio Gonzalez in the wake of Luis Severino's shoulder troubles, according to multiple reports.

The club may inquire with Scott Boras about Gonzalez's asking price.

The Yankees aren't expected to have Severino or CC Sabathia to begin the season and may have to call on depth that includes Domingo German, Luis Cessa, Chance Adams and Jonathan Loaisiga.

Mark Feinsand/MLB

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

Yankees Shut Down Luis Severino With Shoulder Inflammation

Mar 6, 2019 7:45 AM

The New York Yankees have shut down Luis Severino for two weeks after an MRI showed he has rotator cuff inflammation in his right shoulder.

Severino won't be ready to start on Opening Day.

He was a late scratch ahead of his scheduled appearance Tuesday against the Atlanta Braves.

"When he was getting warmed up for the game, he just threw a pitch and felt something around the lat or back of the shoulder and just didn't feel right, so [he] walked off," Aaron Boone said. "He's going to see the doctor and get an MRI this afternoon and kind of hope for the best."

Coley Harvey/ESPN

Tags: New York Yankees, Injury, Misc Rumor

Judge, Gardner: Yankees Will Break Team HR Record

Mar 3, 2019 8:56 PM

On the same afternoon Aaron Judge and Brett Gardner each hit two home runs in a Yankees spring training win, the outfielders co-signed on a bold prediction for this season.

Six months after the 2018 Yankees set major league baseball's single-season team home run record, Judge and Gardner foresee the 2019 Yankees shattering that historic mark.

"We're going to hit more this year," Gardner said Sunday.

Tags: New York Yankees, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

Yankees, Aaron Hicks Agree Upon Seven-Year, $70M Extension

Feb 25, 2019 8:22 AM

The New York Yankees have agreed to a seven-year, $70 million contract extension with Aaron Hicks.

The deal includes the 2019 season, according to a report.

Hicks was scheduled to become a free agent after this season and he'll now be controlled through his age-35 season.

Jack Curry/YES Network

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

Brett Gardner: 'It's Been A Disappointing 10 Years'
This season will mark the 10-year anniversary of the Yankees' 2009 World Series victory over the Phillies.

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Aaron Judge Fully Healthy For Spring Training
Aaron Judge's once-broken wrist if fully healed and reported to spring training in good physical condition.

CC Sabathia To Retire After 2019 Season
Left-handed pitcher CC Sabathia is entering his 19th major league baseball season.

Yankees May Have Made $220M Offer To Manny Machado
The Yankees made a seven- or eight-year offer worth $220 million to Manny Machado, according to a claim by Jim Duquette.

Jim Duquette/SNY

Hal Steinbrenner Says Yankees Aren't Being Cheap
The Yankees aren't expected to land either of this offseason's two big free agents -- Bryce Harper and Manny Machado.


Aaron Judge Would Welcome Bryce Harper On Yankees
Aaron Judge says he'd welcome Bryce Harper on the Yankees despite the fact that they play the same position.

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Nolan Arenado's Looming Extension Could Affect Harper, Machado
The value of Nolan Arenado's extension with the Rockies could drive up the demands of Bryce Harper and Manny Machado.

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

Yankees Haven't Made Offer To Manny Machado
The Yankees still have not extended a formal offer to Manny Machado, according to a report.

Wallace Matthews/New York Daily News

Adam Ottavino Will Be First Yankee To Wear No. 0
Adam Ottavino is making history with the Yankees before even throwing a pitch.


Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay, Edgar Martinez, Mussina Voted Into HOF
Mariano Rivera becomes the first player ever voted in unanimously.

RealGM Staff Report

Yankees Sign Danny Farquhar To Minor League Deal
The right-hander has made a recovery from a brain hemorrhage.

Bryan Hoch/MLB

Yankees, Reds Complete Deal For Sonny Gray
The deal was completed upon the Reds reaching a contract extension with pitcher Sonny Gray.

Reds, Yankees Nearing Sonny Gray Trade
Sonny Gray can be a free agent after next season and the Reds want to agree to an extension.

Bryan Hoch/MLB

Yankees Working Hard To Trade Sonny Gray
The Yankees appear focused on trading Sonny Gray.

Jon Heyman/Fancred Sports

Yankees, Adam Ottavino Agree To Three-Year, $27M Deal
The right-hander struck out 112 batters for the Rockies last season.

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Yankees, DJ LeMahieu Agree To Two-Year, $24M Deal
Second baseman DJ LeMahieu joins the Yankees after seven seasons with the Rockies.

Troy Tulowitzki Has Chance To Be New York's 'Everyday Shortstop'
Troy Tulowitzki will open spring training next month with a chance to be the "everyday shortstop" for the Yankees, according to Brian Cashman.

Coley Harvey/ESPN

Zach Britton Agrees To Three-Year, $39M Deal With Yankees
Reliever Zach Britton agreed to return to the Yankees on Saturday.

Yankees 'Focused' On Zach Britton
Zach Britton is "believed" to have multiple offers in hand.

Jon Heyman/Fancred Sports

Phillies Sign David Robertson To Two-Year Deal
Free-agent reliever David Robertson will make $10M in 2019 and $11M in 2020, a source told ESPN.