Joan Steinbrenner, wife late George Steinbrenner, dies at 83
NEW YORK (AP) — Joan Steinbrenner, the wife of late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, died Friday. She was 83.
The Yankees said she died surrounded by family at her home in Tampa, Florida.
Joan Steinbrenner held the title of Yankees vice chair.
Born Elizabeth Joan ...
NEW YORK (AP) — The World Series champion Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees will open Major League Baseball’s first series in Britain with a night game and conclude the next day in the afternoon.
MLB said Friday that the June 29 game at London’s Olympic Stadium will start at 6:10 ...
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 ...
Pitcher Ivan Nova acquired by White Sox from Pirates
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Right-hander Ivan Nova was acquired by the Chicago White Sox from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday for minor league pitcher Yordi Rosario and $500,000 in international signing bonus pool allocation.
A 31-year-old right-hander, Nova was 9-9 with a 4.19 ERA in 29 starts ...
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.
Mel Stottlemyre Jr. hired as Marlins pitching coach
MIAMI (AP) — Former Seattle Mariners pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre Jr. has been hired as pitching coach for the Miami Marlins.
Also joining manager Don Mattingly’s staff is former Kansas City Royals manager Trey Hillman, who will be first base and infield coach.
Like Mattingly and ...
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 ...
Tickets for Yanks-Red Sox in London in June cost $38-$493
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is charging princely prices for its first games in Britain.
Premium seats at London’s Olympic Stadium will cost 385 pounds ($493) for the games between the New York Yankees and World Series champion Boston Red Sox on June 29 and 30. The top non-premium ...
Ronald Torreyes traded from New York Yankees to Chicago Cubs
NEW YORK (AP) — Infielder Ronald Torreyes was traded from the New York Yankees to the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named or $2.
The 26-year-old was designated for assignment Monday to clear a roster spot when the Yankees claimed right-hander Parker Bridwell off waivers from the Los ...
Yankees claim Bridwell, drop Torreyes from big-league roster
NEW YORK (AP) — Right-hander Parker Bridwell was claimed off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels by the New York Yankees, who opened a roster spot by designating infielder Ronald Torreyes for assignment.
Bridwell, 27, was 10-3 with a 3.64 ERA in 20 starts and one relief appearance for the ...
Yanks acquire Locastro from Dodgers for minor leaguer
NEW YORK (AP) — Outfielder Tim Locastro was acquired by the New York Yankees from the Los Angeles Dodgers for minor league right-hander Drew Finley and $75,000.
The 26-year-old Locastro made his big league debut with the Dodgers in 2017, appearing in three games, and hit .182 (2 for 11) ...
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 ...
Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright has surgery on left knee
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright has had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee for an injury that kept him out of the World Series.
The team says Dr. Riley Williams operated Monday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Williams also performed a ...
Arbitration: Schebler, Bush short; Edwards, Biagini make it
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Cincinnati outfielder Scott Schebler and Texas pitcher Matt Bush just missed the cutoff for salary arbitration eligibility, while Chicago Cubs pitcher Carl Edwards Jr. and Toronto pitcher Joe Biagini earned the final spots.
The Major League Baseball Players ...
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 ...
Sabathia finalizes Yanks deal, says 2019 his final season
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — CC Sabathia says 2019 will be his final season in the major leagues.
“This will be it,” the 38-year-old left-hander said in a video posted on Twitter on Wednesday after the New York Yankees finalized his $8 million, one-year contract.
Sabathia and New York had ...
Mattingly, Molina set to lead MLB All-Star tour of Japan
TOKYO (AP) — All-Star catcher Yadier Molina hopes to throw out some speedy runners. Don Mattingly looks forward to seeing Japan’s national team.
Mattingly and Molina are in Japan as part of a Major League Baseball All-Star tour that features six games against Japan.
The series begins ...
Ohtani, 2 Yankees finalists for AL Rookie of the Year
NEW YORK (AP) — Shohei Ohtani is a finalist for the AL Rookie of the Year award along with two New York Yankees infielders.
The Baseball Writers’ Association of America revealed the finalists for its major awards Monday night. The winners will be announced next week.
Ohtani figures ...
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 ...
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, former managers Lou Piniella, Davey Johnson and Charlie Manuel, and six players headed by Lee Smith are on the 10-man ballot for the baseball Hall of Fame’s Today’s Game Era committee to consider next month.
Astros decline $15 million option on McCann’s contract
HOUSTON (AP) — The Astros have declined their $15 million club option for 2019 on catcher Brian McCann.
McCann spent the last two seasons with Houston Astros after a trade from the New York Yankees in November 2016. McCann made $17 million last season in the final guaranteed year of a ...
Gardner gets $7.5M, 1-year deal from Yanks, who save $3M
NEW YORK (AP) — Brett Gardner is staying with the New York Yankees at a lower salary.
The 35-year-old outfielder agreed Wednesday to a $7.5 million, one-year contract after New York declined his $12.5 million option.
Gardner, New York’s longest-tenured player, gets a $2 million ...
Athletics give contract extensions to Beane, Forst, Melvin
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics believe they have stability in their leadership structure to keep a good thing going and build momentum from their 2018 playoff return.
Manager Bob Melvin has been rewarded for guiding another turnaround, receiving a long-term contract ...
Red Sox top Dodgers for 4th World Series title in 15 seasons
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Sale’s final pitch for this Boston juggernaut triggered a celebration on the Dodger Stadium infield, among thousands of fans who made their way to California — and even outside ...
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Aces out: Sale, Kershaw chased early in Series opener
BOSTON (AP) — Aces were out early in the World Series, where four-plus innings for starters is becoming the new norm.
The outings of the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw and Boston’s Chris Sale turned into
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Former New York Yankees and Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers broadcaster Connie Desmond is among eight candidates for the Hall of Fame’s 2019 Ford Frick Award for excellence in baseball broadcasting.
Desmond worked Yankees and Giants games with Mel Allen in 1942 and ...
Beloved in Boston, Roberts returns for World Series with LA
BOSTON (AP) — In the souvenir store across from Fenway Park, it will set you back $100 for a framed, autographed photo of “The Steal,” Dave Roberts’ stolen base in the 2004 AL Championship Series that kick-started the Red Sox comeback against the New York Yankees and ended Boston’s 86-year title ...
World Series champion Joe Girardi was interviewed Friday by the Texas Rangers in their search for a new manager.
Girardi, the former New York Yankees and Florida Marlins manager, was the first person with big league managerial experience interviewed by the Rangers as they look to replace ...
Red Sox hold off Yanks in Game 4, face Astros in ALCS
NEW YORK (AP) — Eduardo Nunez charged Gleyber Torres’ four-hopper toward third base and whipped the ball across the diamond . Steve Pearce stretched, falling on his chest for a sprawling catch. The ...
Out at home: Yankees eliminated by rival Red Sox in ALDS
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees couldn’t wait to get back home.
Now, that’s exactly where they’re staying.
CC Sabathia became the latest pitcher to put New York in an early hole as rookie manager Aaron Boone again stuck with his starter too long, and the Yankees ...
NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Bregman is getting his wish — the Houston Astros are headed for prime time.
Major League Baseball released the schedule for Games 1 and 2 of the NL and AL Championship Series on Tuesday, and the Astros will play either the Boston Red Sox or New York Yankees on Saturday ...
NEW YORK (AP) — Becoming the first player to hit for a postseason cycle earned Brock Holt a return to the Boston Red Sox bench.
Ian Kinsler was back at second base Tuesday night for Game 4 of the AL Division Series against the New York Yankees and left-hander CC Sabathia.
Holt, a ...
NEW YORK (AP) — Angel Hernandez hit .250 in Game 3 of the AL Division Series. That’s a mediocre batting average for a player and awful replay average for an umpire.
Hernandez was overruled on three of four video reviews of his decisions at first base during Boston’s 16-1 rout of the New ...
Holt 1st with postseason cycle, Red Sox rout Yankees 16-1
NEW YORK (AP) — Brock Holt had one thing in mind: He was swinging for the fences.
After all, the game was decided long ago. And everything else went Boston’s way all night, so why not this?
The part-time utilityman put the finishing touch on a Red Sox blowout, becoming the first ...
NEW YORK (AP) — Their ace got booed off the mound, loudly. Their manager let things get out of hand. And their backup catcher wound up pitching.
“It was an embarrassing day today,” New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius said.
Not much else to say after the Yankees absorbed the ...
NEW YORK (AP) — Boston Red Sox first baseman Mitch Moreland was out of the lineup for Game 3 of the AL Division Series against the New York Yankees.
Moreland, a left-handed hitter with a good glove, was removed from Game 2 after he hurt his right hamstring running the bases. Right-handed ...
BOSTON (AP) — New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks was not in the starting lineup for Game 2 of the AL Division Series against Boston but available if needed.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone says Hicks had an MRI that didn’t show any damage to his right hamstring, an injury that caused ...
BOSTON (AP) — J.A. Happ seemed to be the perfect choice to start Game 1 of the AL Division Series for the New York Yankees in Boston.
The veteran left-hander had excellent numbers against the Yankees’ biggest rivals, and manager Aaron Boone was counting on him to neutralize a Red Sox ...
BOSTON (AP) — The New York Yankees are drawing boos in some corners of Boston, but not for their bitter rivalry to the Red Sox.
Yankees players were seen crossing a labor union picket line in front of the downtown Ritz-Carlton Hotel on Thursday. The team faces the Red Sox in a playoff ...
BOSTON (AP) — Luis Severino will start Game 3 of the AL Division Series for the New York Yankees and CC Sabathia will start Game 4 against the Red Sox if necessary.
That’s the word from Yankees manager Aaron Boone.
Boone announced the rotation before the series opener on Friday ...
NEW YORK (AP) — TBS is touting a ratings victory from its broadcast of the AL wild-card game, though some viewers on its digital app complained of technical issues leading to accidental blackouts.
The telecast of the New York Yankees’ 7-2 win over the Oakland Athletics was the most-watched ...
A capsule look at the Yankees-Red Sox playoff series
A look at the best-of-five American League Division Series between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox:
Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Friday, at Boston, 7:32 p.m.; Game 2, Saturday, at Boston, 8:15 p.m.; Game 3, Monday, Oct. 8, at New York, 7:40 p.m.; x-Game 4, Tuesday, ...
Chris Sale eager to amend for 2017 postseason clunker
BOSTON (AP) — Chris Sale waited eight years to make his first postseason start and then another 365 days for a chance to put that memory behind him.
The Red Sox left-hander will start Game 1 of the AL Division Series against the New York Yankees on Friday night, one year after he was ...
Bring on Boston: Yanks rout A’s 7-2 in wild-card game
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge got the party started with a two-run homer nine pitches in . By the time Giancarlo ...
Red Sox, Yankees ready to rumble again in playoffs
NEW YORK (AP) — Fans have been waiting for another one of these rumbles: baseball’s most-bitter rivals set to tangle again, this time as 100-win heavyweights in the playoffs.
Munson vs. Fisk, Pedro vs. Popeye ,
Open and shut: A’s out early again with wild-card loss
NEW YORK (AP) — Other than opening with a reliever on the mound, nothing was any different about this October for the Oakland Athletics.
They didn’t last very long ... again.
Liam Hendriks gave up a
NEW YORK (AP) — Luis Severino gets a wild-card do-over.
After getting just one out for the New York Yankees against Minnesota last year, Severino starts this year’s winner-take-all matchup against ...
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