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Alex Rodriguez arrives at Yankees spring training: LIVE updates

Former Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez arrives at Yankees spring training in Tampa, Fla. on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 (2/21/17). A-Rod will address the media after the team finishes up workouts for the day at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Watch video Alex Rodriguez arrives at Yankees spring training in Tampa, Fla. on Tuesday...
Via NJ.com
23 minutes ago

WATCH: Yankees' Matt Holliday hits BP homer off scoreboard

Holliday leads current Yankees in career homers. Watch video TAMPA -- If you're rattling off the 2017 Yankees' sluggers, you can start with catching phenom Gary Sanchez, who amazingly hit 20 homers in 53 games as a rookie last season. You have new first baseman Chris Carter, a 6-foot-4, 245 pounder who mashed 41 homers for the...
Via NJ.com
1 hour ago

The $21 million part-time coach

Today, the great Alex Rodriguez will grace Tampa with his sainted presence, the first of three days in which the beloved Yankee special life instructor will impart his vast base of experience to the less-evolved mollusks of humanity.“To extend the knowledge he has about how to play the game, talk to the young kids and some of the expectations: how to deal with some of the different...

What Yankees say about Alex Rodriguez, the instructor

Alex Rodriguez will return to the Yankees on Tuesday, serving as a spring training guest instructor for the first time. He'll be expected to work with the team's top young prospects, including shortstops Jorge Mateo and Gleyber Torres. He'll also likely work with hitters, such as Aaron Judge and Clint Frazier, on their craft.
Via NJ.com
3 hours ago

On Demand: State of the Yankees

Yankees managing general partner and co-chairperson Hal Steinbrenner sat down with us to talk about his expectations for 2017. Yankees on Demand features exclusive content with your favorite players and franchise.
Via Yankees.com
13 hours ago

There’s a reason A-Rod is adored as a Yankees mentor

TAMPA — You can view Alex Rodriguez as the most expensive hood ornament on earth if you want. After all, he is being paid $21 million while not playing this season after a nightmare finish last year to one of the best careers ever. Rodriguez arrives in Yankees spring training camp Tuesday for the first of...
Via New York Post
15 hours ago

False Alarm: Aaron Judge has not eliminated his leg kick

It wasn’t until Saturday that position players were due to report to Tampa for Spring Training, though, like several others, outfielder Aaron Judge showed up to camp early. He spent the offseason working with hitting coach Alan Cockrell (and others?) on his lower half, and that work has presumably continued in Tampa in recent weeks. A little more than a week ago videos hit Twitter...
Via River Avenue Blues
16 hours ago

Swisher arrives as guest instructor, A-Rod on deck

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Nick Swisher has arrived as a New York Yankees guest spring training instructor and Alex Rodriguez is on deck. Swisher worked with outfielders Monday during his first day, which came three days after announcing his retirement as a player. ''I never have to worry about an 0 for 4 again,'' Swisher said with a smile. ''It's great to be back.'' A-Rod is set to make...
Via Associated Press
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yankees should reinvent how they use pitchers to grit out wins

TAMPA – Forget everything you know about how to run a pitching staff. Instead, think of what the Yankees have at their disposal and these two numbers: 1,450 and 90. That would be 1,450 innings – roughly what each team must throw in a year – and 90 wins – about the high side of...
Via New York Post
17 hours ago

The New York Yankees might be making a colossal mistake

The New York Yankees have a truly talented young pitcher who can take the team to the next level in the coming season if the team utilizes him properly. It should be an obvious case of déjà vu for the team’s fans, but management and ownership seem to fail to see the stark comparisons to a mistake the franchise made less than ten years ago. In 2008 and 2009, the Yankees decided...
Via isportsweb.com
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: The "new" New York Yankees take the field in Tampa

SNY's Sweeny Murti reports from New York Yankees spring training, as newcomers Matt Holliday and Chris Carter work out for the first time with their new teammates.
Via SNY
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Gary Sanchez batting practice during Spring Training

Watch a round of Gary Sanchez's batting practice during Spring Training.
Via YES Network
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: The line to get into the Yankees first official day of Spring Training

Check out the line to get into the Yankees first official day of Spring Training.
Via YES Network
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WATCH: Greg Bird's first batting practice session of 2017 Yankees Spring Training

Watch Greg Bird's first batting practice session of 2017 Yankees Spring Training.
Via YES Network
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WATCH: Dellin Betances is not happy with the Yankees and Randy Levine

New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances and team president Randy Levine sparred through the media following a heated arbitration hearing.
Via SNY
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yankees, Dellin Betances in war of words after arbitration hearing

New York Yankees president Randy Levine may have driven a wedge between the organization and one of its elite talents.Yankee setup man Dellin Betances, who has been one of baseball’s best relievers since the beginning of the 2014 season, requested a salary of $5 million in his arbitration hearing. The Yankees were willing to pay $3 million and won, largely because despite his elite...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yankees skipper Joe Girardi talks Luis Severino and Michael Pineda

SNY's Sweeny Murti reports from New York Yankees spring training in Tampa, and discusses how Michael Pineda and Luis Severino are looking to give the Yankees starting staff a boost in 2017.h
Via SNY
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hall of Famer Goose Gossage says it’s ‘insulting’ to be compared to Mariano Rivera

Goose Gossage is back at New York Yankees’ spring training and he wants you to get off his lawn.In an interview with NJ.com, Gossage cast shade on Mariano Rivera, calling him “great … for one inning,” and saying it’s “insulting” for him to be compared to the all-time saves leader. Rivera finished his career with 342 more saves than Gossage, an ERA 0.8 runs lower, 1...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

12-year MLB veteran Nick Swisher announces retirement

“The dream is over, baby.”In a recent letter to The Players’ Tribune, 12-year MLB veteran Nick Swisher announced his retirement.After telling a story of a pick-up slow-pitch softball game, Swisher said it’s time to hang up his cleats.WHEW! That felt goooood. It’s like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. It’s official. I’m out.Swisher explained in the letter...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees first baseman Tyler Austin out six weeks with broken foot

The competition for the starting position at first base for the New York Yankees just became more interesting.NBC Sports reported 25-year-old Tyler Austin broke his foot while taking batting practice Friday, “smacking a ball off of his foot.” The report mentions it is a small break, but this will keep him in a boot for a few weeks and “away from baseball activities for six...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reliever Betances, Yankees argue final arbitration case

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Reliever Dellin Betances and the New York Yankees have argued the year's final salary arbitration case, the first for the team in nearly a decade. Eligible for arbitration for the first time, Betances asked for $5 million. The Yankees argued during Friday's hearing he should be paid $3 million. A decision by arbitrators Steven Wolf, Dan Brent and Sylvia...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cashman: Yankees not waving white flag in transition year

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Brian Cashman says the Yankees are ''not waving any white flag while transitioning'' to a younger team. ''We have the potential to be a championship-caliber team,'' the New York general manager said Thursday. ''Listen, if we stay healthy and perform up to expectations, then I think without question we can be a team to be reckoned with and not to be taken lightly...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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