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While Alfonso Soriano has veto power over any trade, he has given Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein a list of teams he would accept a trade to, and the Yankees are one of them, according to multiple reports.
The trade deadline is still one week away, and other teams are reportedly interested in the 37-year-old outfielder. Soriano said he wouldn't turn down the Yankees but is waiting so the...Read more »
When the Yankees started the season without Curtis Granderson, Brett Gardner was called upon to start in centerfield. Last night he showed why.
Gardner ran a long way to catch a ball hit by Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus in the bottom of the eighth inning, saving what would have been at least a double.
At the time, the Yankees still trailed the Rangers 4-3. Gardner's two-out catch...Read more »
The Yankees are close to acquiring outfielder Alfonso Soriano from the Cubs, according to multiple reports.
The New York Post first reported the news.
Soriano would give the sagging Yankees offense a much-needed boost. The team was shut out on three hits last night by the Texas Rangers in their latest offensive dud.
Soriano is hitting .256 with a .756 on-base plus slugging percentage...Read more »
Sometimes even the simplest stats require thoughtful analysis.
Take on-base plus slugging percentage, which is exactly what its name says it is, and the Yankees’ subpar .649 OPS against lefthanded pitching during the first half. The American League average during that span was .712, leading many analysts to prescribe adding a righthanded-hitting outfielder to aid the ailing stats of the outfield...Read more »
In a late lineup move, Alex Rodriguez has been moved from third base to designated hitter in Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre's lineup because of tightness in his left quadriceps, the Yankees announced less than an hour before the scheduled first pitch for the RailRiders' game against Louisville on Saturday.
Rodriguez went 2-for-4 as the designated hitter for the RailRiders on Friday.
Before...Read more »
It's only right with All-Star Weekend set to kickoff in New York that former Yankee and five-time All-Star Bernie Williams gets in on the action.
Before playing in the Legends and Celebrity Softball Game on Sunday at Citi Field, Williams and his All-Star Band will play a free concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at John J. Burns Town Park in the Town of Oyster Bay. The show is appropriately titled "From...Read more »
David Wright vs. R.A. Dickey.
Derek Jeter vs. Mariano Rivera.
Yasiel Puig vs. Matt Harvey.
We've yet to see these dream hitter vs. pitcher matchups, but wouldn't you love to? Now's your chance to live out those fantasy duels in our latest interactive.
Vote on 13 never-before-seen matchups here....Read more »
Alex Rodriguez was the designated hitter yesterday for the Class A Tampa Yankees and went 0-for-3 in a 2-1 win over the Brevard County Manatees.
In his first at-bat, Rodriguez had to duck out of the way to avoid being hit in the head by a breaking pitch. He then lined out.
Rodriguez is expected to sit out Tampa’s game tonight but likely will be back in the team’s lineup tomorrow night....Read more »
David Robertson has only been named to an All-Star Game once in his six years in the big leagues, but the Yankees are hoping to change that.
The Yankees reliever was named one of five candidates for the American League All-Star roster's final vote Saturday, and the Yankees have taken social media by storm to try to get fans to vote Robertson into the 2013 game at Citi Field next Tuesday.
The...Read more »
The Yankees have acquired first baseman Travis Ishikawa off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles, the team announced Sunday on Twitter. Kevin Youkilis was transfered to the 60-day disabled list to clear a roster spot.
In just six games with the Orioles this season, Ishikawa went 2-for-17 with one RBI and eight strikeouts. Ishikawa has spent most of the 2013 season with Triple-A Norfolk. In 49...Read more »