Yankees' Aroldis Chapman's advice for fellow Cuban star Yulieski Gourriel

Chapman knows what the Mets, Yankees target is going through NEW YORK -- Aroldis Chapman doesn't know quite what Yulieski Gourriel is going through, but he's got a good idea. Chapman, the Yankees' closer, has become one of the most successful -- and controversial -- athletes to leave Cuba for Major League Baseball. Source: Yankees-Gourriel...
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Thoughts following Carlos Beltran’s hamstring injury

Last night the Yankees received a bit of a scare when Carlos Beltran pulled up slow running out a would-be double. He grabbed at his right hamstring before walking off the field with trainer Steve Donohue. An MRI showed nothing major — it was deemed nothing more than a cramp — and Beltran is day-to-day. The injury scare led to some thoughts, so let’s get to ’em. 1. I firmly...
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WATCH: Chase Headley on returning to San Diego

Chase Headley on returning to San Diego.
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Top prospect’s elbow update adds to Yankees misery

Pitching prospect James Kaprielian was diagnosed with a flexor tendon strain in the right elbow after being seen by team physician Dr. Chris Ahmad. The 22-year-old will also be evaluated by Dr. Neal ElAttrache within the next week. The 2015 first-round pick (16th overall) has been shut down since April at Class-A Tampa with inflammation...
Via New York Post
2 hours ago

Should Yankees prospect Chad Green take Ivan Nova's spot in rotation?

Green has a 1.77 ERA in his last seven starts Watch video NEW YORK -- Since he slid into the Yankees rotation on May 9 because of a triceps injury to Luis Severino, right-hander Ivan Nova has pitched to the tune of a 5.37 ERA, allowing a home run in each start. It's been underwhelming 4-5 stretch. (His latest start: five...
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3 hours ago

Bullpen Underbelly, Absent Offense Hand Yankees Another Loss

Last night’s game was all about ifs and maybes.If the Yankees offense had managed to score even one run across the first seven innings of the game, then maybe it’s Dellin Betances or Andrew Miller starting the 8th inning instead of CC Sabathia. If the offense could have put up better ABs against Cole Hamels and worn him down instead of making him throw just 86 pitches, then...
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5 hours ago

Carlos Beltran’s worry becomes relief after MRI

When Carlos Beltran grabbed his right hamstring after his first inning single Tuesday, it was easy to fear the worst. For now, it seems as if he and the Yankees caught a bit of a break in the 7-1 loss, when an MRI exam showed no damage to the hamstring, leaving Beltran day-to-day instead of...
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12 hours ago

Curry: Yankees making progress in talks with first round pick Blake Rutherford

According to Jack Curry, the Yankees are making progress in contract talks with first round pick Blake Rutherford. “Stay tuned,” said Curry’s source. Jack is the single most plugged in reporter covering the Yankees, so not only is there no reason to doubt his report, I’m going to assume a deal is pretty close to done at this point. Slot money for the 18th overall pick is...
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14 hours ago

Mateo, Sanchez picked for Futures Game

Yankees top prospects Jorge Mateo and Gary Sanchez have been selected to represent the World Team against the U.S. Team in the 2016 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which will be played at 7 p.m. ET on July 10 at Petco Park in San Diego.
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15 hours ago

Yankees recall RHP Conor Mullee, option RHP Kirby Yates

According to a statement released by the club on Tuesday afternoon, the New York Yankees have recalled right-handed pitcher Conor Mullee from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. In a corresponding roster move, the Yankees then announced that the club has elected to option fellow right-hander Kirby Yates down to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Although seemingly a minor transaction from...
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18 hours ago

Joe Girardi angry after three and a half hour rain delay, Yankees loss

Joe Girardi isn’t thrilled with MLB umpires after his New York Yankees blew a 6-5 lead in the ninth inning after a three and a half hour rain delay. The Yankees entered the top of the ninth with a one-run lead, but after a serious rainstorm hit Yankees Stadium, the game went into a long delay. What happened next is the thing of nightmares. Girardi couldn’t turn to closer Aroldis...
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Is it time for the New York Yankees to Promote Aaron Judge?

The New York Yankees sit at 37-38 in fourth place of the AL East, but only 2.5 games out of a wild card spot. The Yankees lineup has lacked consistency all season long and it may be time to call up power hitting prospect Aaron Judge. Judge was named the International League Batter of the Week after dominating performances in his last eight games. In the last eight games, Judge has...
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Kirby Yates installs himself in Yankee history, and Aaron Judge conquers Syracuse

Today, as more reports come in on last night's carnage, we are hereby adding a new name to the IT IS HIGH TERROR WATCH LIST - (Andy Hawkins, Ed Whitson, Edwar Ramirez, Kai Igawa, Reuben Rivera, Jayson Nix, et al...) The name: Kirby Yates, who seemed to bean the entire state of Texas en route to a mythic, out-of-body, for-the-ages Yankee defeat - a calamity on the level of floods...

Don’t ask Yankees president of the team will be sellers at trade deadline

The New York Yankees started the day sitting at .500, seven and a half games out of first place in the AL East and just 2.5 out of a wild card spot with more than half of the season left to play. With so much time remaining in the baseball season, you can probably understand why the Yankees would not be thinking about being sellers at this point of the year. Whatever you think of...
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Rodriguez 'surprised' to again be out of Yankees lineup

NEW YORK (AP) Yankees star Alex Rodriguez says he is ''surprised'' he is out of the lineup for the second day in a row. Rodriguez was on the bench Monday night when New York played Texas. Yankees manager Joe Girardi says ''this was not an overnight decision.'' Rodriguez, who turns 41 next month, is batting .223 with eight homers and 26 RBIs in 44 games as a designated hitter...
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Yankees president rips media over trade deadline question

New York Yankees president Randy Levine did not respond well when asked about the prospect of the team being sellers, going after the media on Monday in response. Levine was asked to respond to those who believe the Yankees should sellers at the trade deadline, and he resorted to the old argument that you can’t criticize if you’ve never done it. Randy Levine called suggestions...
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WATCH: The Joe Girardi Show: Family

Yankees manager Joe Girardi's daughter Serena joins the program to discuss the man she calls dad.
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Yankees, StubHub strike deal, set resale ad price floor

NEW YORK (AP) The Yankees and StubHub ended their squabble, announcing a sponsorship agreement Monday that sets an advertising minimum price for resale tickets. StubHub will become the official fan-to-fan ticket reseller for the Yankees, replacing Ticketmaster's Yankee Ticket Exchange, and will be fully operational July 7. Ticketmaster will still remain the primary ticket vendor...
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The Off-Season Workout That Helps Yankees Pitcher Aroldis Chapman Throw 100-Mph Fastballs

Yankees pitcher Aroldis Chapman can throw serious heat. Since he entered the league in 2010, the four-time All-Star has been a batter's nightmare. The "Cuban Missile" might be naturally gifted to throw unworldly fast pitches, but he also trains hard during the off-season to improve his pitching. RELATED: How to Throw Harder: 4 Exercises to Gas Up Your Fastball During Friday...
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New York Yankees: New deal with StubHub

The New York Yankees have been hit hard this season through dwindling attendance and widespread criticism from fans about their ticket prices and policies. Being the main seller of secondary tickets to the other 29 franchises since 2012, StubHub has been in a feud with the Yankees since that time. Publicly complaining about the company for years, the Yankees have been unwilling to...
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New York Yankees need to beat good teams in order to prove they belong in Contention

After their 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday, the New York Yankees found themselves over .500 for the first time since June 10 when they were 31-30. The Bronx Bombers have done it with solid enough pitching from their staff and the right amount of offense. However, they have also done it against some of the worst teams in baseball. To convince their fans and the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 73 Recap: All the way up over .500

The New York Yankees reached the .500 mark Friday night after their 5-3 victory over the visiting Minnesota Twins, so the objective on Saturday afternoon was simple: Push themselves into the above .500 threshold. The much-maligned Michael Pineda took the mound for the Yankees on a beautiful Saturday in The Bronx and wound up delivering a performance that was perhaps comparable to...
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Yankees activate 1B Mark Teixeira from DL, cut Ike Davis

NEW YORK (AP) First baseman Mark Teixeira has been activated from the 15-day disabled list and is in the New York Yankees' lineup against the Minnesota Twins. Teixeira is set to bat sixth on Saturday, his first major league game since June 3. The switch-hitter had been sidelined with torn cartilage in his right knee. To open a spot on the roster, New York designated first baseman...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Rodriguez’s hamstring seems to be attached to his eyes

In everyday life we most commonly think of human bodies holistically. Walking down the street we tend to see the fine folk in our path as people instead of limbs, torsos, rib cages and facial features. Things are a little different when evaluating athletes. In baseball, arms, shoulders, elbows, legs, and hands are commonly scrutinized intently by scouts, fans and front office...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 71 Recap: Starlin earns his pinstripes

This recap was going to read very differently in the seventh inning of Wednesday’s 9-8 Yankees’ win. CC Sabathia finally had an off night, middle relievers once again came back to haunt the Yankees, and the offense couldn’t do enough to overcome the deficit. Thankfully, the Yankees managed to come back from four runs and won the game in walk off fashion via a Starlin Castro...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

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