Stanton, Yankees targeting September return from knee injury
NEW YORK (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton wants to return from his knee injury in time to fine-tune that powerful swing for October.
Sidelined nearly all season, the New York Yankees slugger is...
Police release video of Yankees GM being stopped at gunpoint
DARIEN, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut have released body-camera footage showing officers in Darien stopping New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman at gunpoint.
Yanks stand pat at deadline, beat Diamondbacks 7-5
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees will head into the final months of the season with what they have, faltering pitchers, injured starters and all.
LONDON (AP) — New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton is more likely to return in August than July after straining the posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees ace Luis Severino says he hurt his lat muscle warming up before his first scheduled spring training start March 5, though New York's medical staff did not diagnose the...
Yanks’ Betances out 6-7 more weeks, Sanchez to 10-day IL
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees' stunning injury list grew again Friday, and things are only getting worse for a few of the players already on it.
100-win Yankees limp into season with many injuries
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The New York Yankees open the season with likely baseball's most accomplished injured list.
Luis Severino, CC Sabathia, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Aaron Hicks,...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Yankees reliever Dellin Betances has inflammation in his right shoulder and will start the regular season on the injured list.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Yankees reliever Dellin Betances has inflammation in his right shoulder and will start the regular season on the injured list.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees ace Luis Severino will miss all of April because of right shoulder inflammation.
Severino had been scheduled to start on opening day on March 28 but was...
Cashman: Yankees never talked dollars with Manny Machado
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Yankees never talked dollars with Manny Machado when he visited New York with agent Dan Lozano in December.
"The free agency process leads people to where they belong,...
Pineda hopes to return with Twins after 1½-season layoff
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Michael Pineda thinks he'll be ready to return to the major leagues with the Minnesota Twins after a layoff of 1½ seasons.
Pineda needed Tommy John surgery in 2017 while with the New York Yankees. He signed with the Twins in December 2017 and as he neared a return late last season, he tore the meniscus in his right knee.
Gregorius not estimating on return from elbow surgery
NEW YORK (AP) — Didi Gregorius was quick when asked if he had a date in mind for his return from a torn elbow ligament.
"April," he blurted.
Then he smiled, laughed and added: "We all know that's not going to happen, but that's what I want to do. It's a wait and see 'til everything is cleared, everything is ready to go."
Yankees’ CC Sabathia cleared to resume baseball activities
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia has been cleared to resume working out, including baseball activities.
The 38-year-old left-hander had a blockage in one artery to his heart and had a procedure Dec. 11 to insert a stent to clear the blockage.
Sabathia had a scheduled follow-up stress test Tuesday, according to the team, and was cleared to work out.
Yankees pitchers and catchers are scheduled to start spring training workouts on Feb. 14.
Tulowitzki to play shortstop for Yanks until Didi returns
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees view Troy Tulowitzki as their starting shortstop until Didi Gregorius returns from Tommy John surgery this summer.
Still, general manager Brian Cashman won't rule out trying to sign Manny Machado, one of the top free agents on the market.
Sabathia had heart blockage that required stent inserted
NEW YORK (AP) — Left-hander CC Sabathia had a stent inserted after a blockage was found in an artery from his heart, and the New York Yankees anticipate the 38-year-old pitcher will report to spring training on time.
Yanks try to keep Happ, a ‘Death Star’ ready to pivot
LAS VEGAS (AP) — As Brian Cashman tried to close a $34 million, two-year deal to keep left-hander J.A. Happ, the New York Yankees general manager made clear Wednesday he could shift his focus from pitching to high-priced free agents Bryce Harper and Manny Machado at any moment.
"We are prepared to pivot and react at any moment if things change," Cashman said. "You know where my current focuses are, but at the same time we're a fully operational Death Star."
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King of clubs? Teams start to show cards at winter meetings
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Deal the New York Yankees in for the Manny Machado tournament. And J.T. Realmuto? A lot of teams already are sitting at that table.
The baseball winter meetings began in earnest along the Vegas Strip on Monday, and clubs slowly started to show their cards.
Noah Syndergaard and Zack Wheeler are attracting trade interest, the Mets say. Corey Kluber and Madison Bumgarner keep popping up in swap speculation. But still no indication of where hometown slugger Bryce Harper might go.
Cashman says Yankees interested in Machado
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says he has been talking about Manny Machado with the infielder's agent.
New York shortstop Didi Gregorius is expected to miss at least half of next season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, leaving the team in search of an infielder.
Sanchez has shoulder surgery, Sabathia to retire after ’19
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Months before the start of spring training, the New York Yankees' injury list is lengthening.
Catcher Gary Sanchez had surgery on his left shoulder Thursday, which could slow him during spring training but is not likely to keep him out of the lineup on opening day.
Cashman: Yankees want to bring back Sabathia, Happ
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Brian Cashman wants to bring CC Sabathia back for an 11th season with the New York Yankees, and he's also holding out some hope of re-signing J.A. Happ.
Eight days after the Boston Red Sox won their fourth World Series title in 15 seasons — compared to one in that span for New York — Cashman arrived at the annual general managers' meetings searching for pitching.
Prize pitchers: Price, deGrom honored by NY baseball writers
NEW YORK (AP) — David Price has won the Babe Ruth award as postseason MVP in voting by the New York chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
After pitching the Boston Red Sox to their World Series title, Price will be honored along with other award winners at the chapter's 96th annual dinner on Jan. 26 in Manhattan.
Yanks SS Gregorius has Tommy John surgery, return uncertain
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius has undergone Tommy John surgery on his right elbow that is expected to keep him out of action for much of next season.
The Yankees said the surgery went as expected Wednesday. It was done by Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.
Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius needs Tommy John surgery
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees star shortstop Didi Gregorius needs Tommy John surgery on his right elbow after injuring himself making a throw in Boston during the AL Division Series, and there's no telling exactly when he'll be able to play again.
General manager Brian Cashman said Friday that Gregorius will be out "until sometime next summer." Cashman said the team will have a better idea about his return after surgery, which hasn't yet been scheduled.
Yankees put LHP Sabathia on 10-day DL with knee inflammation
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees have put pitcher CC Sabathia on the 10-day disabled list because of right knee inflammation.
The Yankees made a series of roster moves before hosting the New York Mets on Monday night. Reliever George Kontos was promoted from Triple-A, infielder Ronald Torreyes rejoined the Yankees and first baseman Luke Voit was sent to the minors.
Sweep of Yankees shows Red Sox can do ‘damage,’ too
BOSTON (AP) — So much for the Red Sox only beating up on baseball's weaklings.
After Yankees general manager Brian Cashman cast doubt on the quality of Boston's record heading into their series at Fenway Park, the Red Sox swept four games from their AL East rivals to expand their lead in the division to a season-high 9 1/2 games.
Noting that the Red Sox had been 4-5 against New York before the series Cashman said, "You wonder what their record would be if they weren't playing us."
NEW YORK (AP) — Newly acquired Yankees left-hander J.A. Happ was diagnosed Tuesday with hand, foot and mouth disease, the second pitcher on a New York team to be recently affected by the illness.
Hand, foot and mouth disease is an infectious illness that often affects young children. Mets star Noah Syndergaard currently is on the disabled list with the disease.
NEW YORK (AP) — To the New York Yankees, lefty J.A. Happ put check marks in a lot of boxes — familiar with the AL East, comfortable in the postseason and perhaps most importantly, successful against the Boston Red Sox.
Hours after ace reliever Zach Britton donned pinstripes for the first time, the Yankees also acquired the starting pitcher they sought. They got Happ from Toronto on Thursday for infielder Brandon Drury and minor league outfielder Billy McKinney.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — New York manager Aaron Boone said newly acquired reliever Zach Britton will fill a variety of roles at the back end of the Yankees bullpen but emphasized that Aroldis Chapman's role remains the same.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman expects injured catcher Gary Sanchez will be sidelined until late August or early September because a strained right groin.
Cashman updated Sanchez's status during a Wednesday conference call that centered on the Yankees' acquisition of reliever Zach Britton from Baltimore for three prospects late Tuesday.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Yankees recalled outfielder Clint Frazier from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to give them an extra bat during a two-game series at the Washington Nationals and said Brandon Drury is not out of their long-term plans.
TORONTO (AP) — The New York Yankees have put Aaron Hicks on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right ribcage in the latest injury to one of their outfielders.
The Yankees made the move Friday, a day after Hicks got two hits in a season-opening 6-1 win at Toronto. Hicks, who played the entire game, felt soreness between his third and fourth at bats, general manager Brian Cashman said.
Yankees say too early to know Bird’s status for opener
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone says it's too early to know if first baseman Greg Bird will be sidelined opening day Thursday at Toronto because of inflammation in his right foot.
Boone said the team should learn Bird's status after he's evaluated Monday by a specialist in New York.
Bird was scratched from the starting lineup in a split-squad road game Saturday against Atlanta. Boone said CT and MRI exams showed no structural damage.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Yankees first baseman Greg Bird has inflammation in his right foot and will be evaluated by a specialist in New York on Monday.
Bird was scratched from the starting lineup in a split-squad road game Saturday against Atlanta. He had an initial examination by team orthopedic surgeon Dr. Daniel Murphy and later underwent CT and MRI exams.
Yankees’ Ellsbury to start season on disabled list
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury will start the regular season on the disabled list because of an oblique injury that sidelined him three weeks.
Ellsbury, who resumed playing Thursday, will remain at the Yankees' spring training complex when the team leaves Florida on Sunday for its final spring training game Monday at Atlanta.
"Get him 40, 50 at-bats," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Saturday.
The Yankees open the regular season Thursday at Toronto.
Pop top: Yankees’ Judge could get time batting leadoff
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Yankees slugger Aaron Judge could be used at times as a leadoff hitter this season.
The 2017 AL Rookie of the Year was at the top of the lineup and went 1 for 4 in a 5-0 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Friday.
"It's a potential. That's why we're deploying it and assessing it," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. "We're going to take a peak here. We'll see how it feels.(backslash), Simple as that."
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado says that recruiting pitch by Yankees star Aaron Judge was no big deal.
"I think it was just blown out of proportion," Machado said.
Earlier this week, when the Orioles and Yankees played a spring training game, Judge told Machado that he'd look good in pinstripes. The star infielder is eligible for free agency after this season.
Yankees president Levine excited about offseason moves
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees president Randy Levine defended Yankee Stadium as a proper home for the Pinstripe Bowl as he rattled off the list of great college football moments at both versions of the venue. Knute Rockne coached in the old one. Notre Dame played in the new one.
"This bowl is a part of the holiday season now in New York," Levine said.
Some Yanks wanted Gleyber Torres in big leagues last season
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — On the day top Yankees prospect Gleyber Torres turned 21, New York general manager Brian Cashman revealed the team's big league staff wanted him on last year's opening-day roster.
The Yankees and Red Sox are among the teams that pitcher and outfielder Shohei Ohtani has ruled out, and it seems the Japanese star will likely pursue a smaller market nearer to the West Coast.
STAMFORD - Yankees’ general manager Brian Cashman led the annual Heights & Lights event by rappeling down One Landmark Square in downtown Stamford. The rappeling, which also included the Grinch, Santa Claus and Cashman as an elf, was followed by singing and a Christmas tree lighting in nearby Latham Park.
New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman practiced rappelling off the Landmark building Friday before Stamford’s annual Heights & Lights event on Sunday.
Just-retired Beltran interviews to become Yankees manager
NEW YORK (AP) — Exactly four weeks after winning his first World Series title on his final day as a major league player, Carlos Beltran walked into Yankee Stadium for his interview to become New York's manager.
Cashman returns for eighth holiday rappel in Stamford
STAMFORD — Yankees general manager and Darien resident Brian Cashman will rappel from Landmark Tower for the eighth straight year Sunday for the city’s annual Heights and Lights holiday celebration.
Dressed as an elf, Cashman will descend 22 stories from the top of the city’s second tallest building at 5 p.m.
After the rappel, the cast of Aladdin Jr. from Saxe Middle School will perform at the lighting of Latham Park’s new 22-foot Norway spruce.
Meulens can communicate to Yankees 5 languages
Hensley Meulens thinks he has the communication skills the New York Yankees want in their next manager, and he can display his prowess in five languages.
A former Yankees player and current San Francisco Giants coach, Meulens was born in Curacao and speaks English, Spanish, Japanese, Dutch and Papiamento.
Steinbrenner: Not even title would have saved Girardi’s job
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Not even a World Series title would have saved Joe Girardi's job managing the New York Yankees.
Owner Hal Steinbrenner revealed the decision to end Girardi's tenure after a decade had long been discussed before the move was announced Oct. 26, five days after the season-ending loss to Houston in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series.
A 28th title wouldn't have caused Steinbrenner to change his mind.
Girardi says he was ‘a little shocked’ when Yanks let him go
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Joe Girardi expected to be back for an 11th season as New York Yankees manager.
"I was a little shocked," he said of his dismissal Tuesday after attending a meeting of Major League Baseball's competition committee.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman announced his decision Oct. 26, and then explained last week he made the move because of "ability to fully engage, communicate, connect with the playing personnel."
Girardi said he wasn't disappointed about the statements.
Yankees bench coach Rob Thomson 1st to interview for manager
NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime Yankees coach Rob Thomson emphasized his ability to speak with players as he became the first person to audition for the New York manager job that opened when Joe Girardi was jettisoned last month.
A 54-year-old Canadian who has been with the Yankees for 28 seasons, Thomson spent a decade as a coach under Girardi. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman cited "connectivity" with players as the reason to part with Girardi.