TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius played five innings of defense and went 2 for 4 with a walk Monday at extended spring training in his first game action since Tommy...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner is pleased with the performance of his injury-decimated team.
"Considering the adversity we've faced in the first two months of the...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner thinks New York has a championship-caliber team as it heads into Thursday's opener against Baltimore.
Steinbrenner: ‘I get hammered every year about something’
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Hal Steinbrenner had heard the constant criticism in New York: Why haven't the Yankees tried to sign Bryce Harper or Manny Machado?
"I get hammered every year about something," the New York owner said Thursday. "If you don't win the World Series, that's perfectly justifiable."
Speaking at the owners' meetings, Steinbrenner would not rule out more moves before opening day but sounded as if a deal for a high-priced free agent is unlikely.
Zeroed In: Ottavino will become 1st Yankee to wear No. 0
NEW YORK (AP) — Turns out Derek Jeter was not the last of the New York Yankees to wear single digits.
The tradition-laden Yankees say newly signed reliever Adam Ottavino will become the first player in franchise history to wear No. 0, a decision that was OK'd by owner Hal Steinbrenner.
Taylor runs for 205 yards in Wisconsin’s Pinstripe victory
NEW YORK (AP) — Jonathan Taylor played tour guide for his Wisconsin teammates who had never visited New York. They hit the usual landmarks with trips to Lincoln Center and Times Square. Taylor even gave his buds a taste of the luxe life with a window-shopping jaunt along Fifth Avenue.
"It's real fun to see those guys looking at all those sights," said Taylor, a New Jersey native. "New York has a lot to offer."
Japanese star lefty Kikucki available to MLB teams
NEW YORK (AP) — Star Japanese left-hander Yusei Kikuchi will be available to major league teams starting Tuesday, with the New York Yankees expected to be among those interested.
The 27-year-old Seibu Lions ace will have until Jan. 2 to sign a contract with a big league club. The Lions would then receive a posting fee based on the dollar amount of the pitcher's contract.
If Kikuchi doesn't reach a deal with an MLB team, he remains with Seibu.
Steinbrenner on Machado comments: ‘That ain’t going to sell’
ATLANTA (AP) — Flush with cash, the New York Yankees may take a run at Manny Machado.
But first, the slugging infielder would have some explaining to do.
Arriving in Atlanta for two days of owners meetings at a hotel next to the Braves' SunTrust Park, Hal Steinbrenner discussed the state of a team that has one of baseball's most dynamic young rosters but came up short in the playoffs the last two seasons.
Billy Connors, longtime pitching coach, dies at 76
NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Connors, a three-time New York Yankees pitching coach and confidant of late owner George Steinbrenner, has died. He was 76.
The Yankees said Wednesday that Connors died Saturday. The team held a moment of silence before their game Wednesday night against the Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium.
Steinbrenner says Yankees exploring rotation upgrade
NEW YORK (AP) — Hal Steinbrenner says his New York Yankees may need a starting pitching upgrade if they're going to reach their first World Series since 2009.
Steinbrenner, the Yankees managing general partner, said Wednesday the club will explore the trade market for an arm, especially considering the recent loss of left-hander Jordan Montgomery, who had season-ending Tommy John surgery on June 7.
LONDON (AP) — Taking in the London landmarks, Hal Steinbrenner turned his eyes from statues to more familiar sights.
"I walked through Trafalgar Square yesterday and saw a lot of Yankees hats," the team owner told The Associated Press. "I don't think it had anything to do with today."
Tuesday was launch day for Major League Baseball's foray into Europe, with two games between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox set for June 2019 at London's Olympic Stadium.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rodriguez thinks the New York Yankees' "breathtaking" offense could break records this season.
Rodriguez arrived at spring training Monday and had high praise for a lineup led by Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez and Didi Gregorius. A-Rod is a team special adviser who has worked with a number of New York's younger players.
"Happy to be back and see so much talent," Rodriguez said Monday night. "It's breathtaking."
Boone already making impression on Hal Steinbrenner
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner is impressed with Aaron Boone without seeing him manage a regular-season game.
Boone was hired to replace the fired Joe Girardi on Dec. 4. He went to the broadcast booth after his career ended in 2009 and has no major league managing or coaching experience.
Steinbrenner likes what he has seen from Boone during spring training.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Hal Steinbrenner is excited about a relatively low-cost New York Yankees stocked with youth and optimism.
A-Rod remains with Yankees as special adviser
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Five years after claiming the Yankees were trying to run him out of baseball, Alex Rodriguez is remaining with New York as a revered elder statesman.
New York said Sunday that A-Rod will be a special adviser.
Headley, Mitchell dealt by Yankees to Padres in payroll dump
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The New York Yankees made a rare payroll dump, creating flexibility to add starting pitching.
Third baseman Chase Headley and pitcher Bryan Mitchell were dealt to San Diego on Tuesday for 28-year-old outfielder Jabari Blash, who made his big league debut in 2016 and has played in 99 games in the majors over two seasons.
Yanks finalize hiring of ‘polished communicator’ Aaron Boone
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Boone's hiring was finalized Monday by the New York Yankees, who gave the ESPN broadcaster a three-year contract to succeed Joe Girardi as manager.
New York, which picked Boone over five other candidates last week, scheduled a news conference for Wednesday at Yankee Stadium. His deal contains a team option for 2021.
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.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees may be buyers, not sellers, as the July 31 trade deadline approaches.
Led by young stars Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez, the retooled Baby Bombers began Wednesday in the AL East lead at 23-13, a seven-win improvement over last year at this time. Owner Hal Steinbrenner said New York's starting pitching has been a pleasant surprise to him, and he will consider making roster additions — but will not trade top prospects.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees' youth movement is extending to the Stadium.
A 2,850-square foot Kids Clubhouse behind the right-field upper deck seats is among a half-dozen social gathering areas that will debut at the team's home opener Monday.
It features Yankees-themed playground equipment, a 6-foot-high replica World Series trophy, a retractable shade and private space for nursing mothers.
Sanchez, Bird providing Yankees playoff hope
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Gary Sanchez and Greg Bird are providing hope that the New York Yankees can compete for the playoffs even during a season in which they're leaning toward a youth movement.
The pair of 24-year old sluggers is putting up big numbers in exhibition games, both hitting well over .300 with three homers apiece.
Hal Steinbrenner speaks highly of Girardi and Cashman
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner doesn't plan on talking with Joe Girardi about a new contract in the near future but spoke highly of the manager's performance.
Girardi is in the final season of a $16 million, four-year deal and is beginning his 10th season as Yankees manager.
Joe Girardi wants to manage Yankees past 2017
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Starting his 10th season as New York Yankees manager, Joe Girardi wants to lead the team beyond 2017 and watch the Baby Bombers mature.
Girardi is entering the final season of a $16 million, four-year contract. The Yankees won the 2009 World Series in his second season but have missed the postseason in three of the past four years, have not won a postseason game since the 2012 AL Division Series and pivoted toward youth last summer.
Steinbrenner says the future is now for young Yanks
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Baby Bombers mean a lower payroll but higher expectations for the New York Yankees.
Owner Hal Steinbrenner believes the Yankees' youth movement will pay off this season, and not just with a reduction in spending. He anticipates an abundance of precocious talent will return the Yankees to the postseason.
Red Sox, Yankees pushing for dream matchup in London
The Red Sox-Yankees rivalry resumes pleasantries for the 117th consecutive year next season.
As early as the 118th edition in 2018, however, the series could take a completely foreign twist.
David Cone likes Yanks’ youth movement on the hill
NEW YORK – It’s a great time to be young and a Yankee, with job opportunities galore.
But how long might it take for the new nucleus to form into a true Bronx contender?
"That’s hard to say," said retired starting pitcher David Cone. "I don’t think that’s even something that could be thought about until you figure out what you have first. This is kind of a reboot on the fly for the Yankees."
After supplying the Cubs and Indians with key pennant pieces, the Yankees are attempting to build a World Series winner through youth – while waiting for some veteran contracts to expire.
Adding some big free agents to the Yankees’ promising young talent seems at least a year away. Exploring creative trades will be on the agenda this off-season, to help accelerate that next championship.
Hal Steinbrenner enthused by Yankees’ prospects
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner is enthused about the team's prospects after watching many of them play in instructional league games this month.
New York boosted its system by acquiring shortstop Gleyber Torres, outfielders Clint Frazier and Rashad Crawford and left-hander Justus Sheffield in trades for veterans Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller and Carlos Beltran.
Yankees figure to keep getting younger in offseason
NEW YORK (AP) — There were two celebrations at Yankee Stadium during the season's final week — both in the visitors' clubhouse.
This is not what New York and its fans are accustomed to.
The Yankees like to spend the season wondering how deep they will go in the postseason, not whether they will reach it.
LEADING OFF: Yanks have new catcher, Bumgarner vs deGrom
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Steinbrenner says Yankees fans ready to embrace Baby Bombers
HOUSTON (AP) — Convinced Yankees fans are ready to embrace a new generation of Baby Bombers, owner Hal Steinbrenner watched Tyler Austin and Aaron Judge hit home runs in their first major league at-bats last weekend
"I was emotional. It doesn't happen often," he said Wednesday. "I'm very excited about this."
Sanchez supplants McCann as Yankees’ top catcher
HOUSTON (AP) — Gary Sanchez has quickly supplanted seven-time All-Star Brian McCann as the New York Yankees' top catcher.
The 23-year-old hit his fifth home run since he was brought up on Aug. 3, his fourth in four games, during the Yankees' 7-4 loss to Toronto on Wednesday.
Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner, speaking at the owners' meetings in Houston, said general manager Brian Cashman and manager Joe Girardi will decide the future of McCann, who is signed through 2018.
NEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez will conclude a playing career of spectacular highs and lows on Friday.
Following his final major league game, A-Rod will become a Yankees special advisor and instructor – a period that covers the club’s financial commitment to him through the 2017 season.
Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner engaged Rodriguez, 41, in private talks over the past week and Steinbrenner offered this route to retirement. But A-Rod was vague...
NEW YORK (AP) — Watching a second straight loss to last-place Tampa Bay convinced the New York Yankees it was time to shift more fully into sell mode. So late Saturday night, owner Hal Steinbrenner gave the go-ahead.
Six days after trading closer Aroldis Chapman to the Chicago Cubs for four prospects, New York dealt reliever Andrew Miller to Cleveland for four more.
"We're trying to get back to a situation where we can build an uber team and a sustainable one,"...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – All-Star closer Andrew Miller was traded to the Cleveland Indians on Sunday morning in exchange for four prospects, signaling the Yankees’ intentions to re-organize for a future chase at the pennant.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Scouts from various contending teams were at Tropicana Field, watching Ivan Nova’s lackluster start on Friday night.
Hal Steinbrenner was in attendance, too.
And it’s the managing general partner’s opinion that matters most leading up to Monday’s 4 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline.
If there’s a decent return to be had for Nova, the Yankees might be swayed to take it after the Rays’ 5-1 win before 17,856 paying...
NEW YORK (AP) — Aroldis Chapman and the rest of the New York Yankees dressed in their Sunday best for a flight to Houston following a 5-2 win over the San Francisco Giants that completed a 6-4 homestand.
Who returns in 10 days is unclear.
New York was discussing a trade that would send Chapman to the Chicago Cubs as part of a swap that would bring 19-year-old shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres to the Yankees, a person familiar with the discussions told The...
There are 74 games remaining in the regular season, but the Yankees’ second-half course could be shaped within these next two weeks.
With the clock ticking toward the Aug. 1 non-waiver trade deadline, it’s a critical hour for the fourth-place, .500 club in the Bronx. Here’s a look at what to watch for in the second half:
BUY OR SELL: Trading off Yankees assets in midseason to fuel someone else’s pennant drive has never occurred on general manager Brian...