YANKEES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Cessa optioned amid Yankees' roster moves

The Yankees have eliminated one contender from their rotation battle, optioning right-hander Luis Cessa to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and reassigning him to Minor League camp on Friday.
Via Yankees.com
21 minutes ago

Yankees’ thrilling outfield prospects get their reality check

The Yankees’ outfield of the future will have to wait. Clint Frazier, Dustin Fowler and Billy McKinney were among several players cut Friday morning and reassigned to Yankees minor league camp. The trio of 22-year-olds who had been among the standouts in Tampa — for their play on the field, and in Frazier’s case, their...
Via New York Post
1 hour ago

New York Yankees: Jordan Montgomery Should be in Starting Rotation

Via FOX Sports
3 hours ago

Mailbag: Pineda, Carter, Wade, Tanaka, Chapman, 60-Day DL

I’ve got a dozen questions in the mailbag this week. As always, send your questions to RABmailbag (at) gmail (dot) com. We gets lots each week, so don’t take it personally if you’re doesn’t get picked. Justin asks: Considering the 2018 free agent market and the Yankee’s current situation with starting pitchers after this season, how much does Michael Pineda need to improve...
Via River Avenue Blues
3 hours ago

New York Yankees Have Their First Baseman of the Future in Greg Bird

Via FOX Sports
4 hours ago

Breaking down the New York Yankees’ next ‘big three’

Somehow, the New York Yankees and their young talent have made Spring Training meaningful. The Yanks own the best record in the majors at 19-7, but the real takeaways are the performances the team is getting from the “Baby Bombers.” After putting the league on notice last season, Gary Sanchez has continued to show promise, and both Greg Bird and Gleyber Torres have been exceptional...
Via isportsweb.com
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why Yankees' hitting coach thinks Aaron Judge is striking out less

While Yankees manager Joe Girardi ended one spring competition this week when he named Greg Bird the starting first baseman, Aaron Judge and Aaron Hicks seem to still be battling for right field. Regardless of the outcome, what hitting coach Alan Cockrell has seen out of Aaron Judge has pleased him, Cockrell said on Thursday. "He has looked a lot better," Cockrell said. Judge...
Via NJ.com
5 hours ago

10 reasons the Yankees can take the 2017 American League Wild Card

Thus far, holy crap! It's been a great spring! Losing Didi for six weeks hurts, but it's nothing like losing Greg Bird for a year. In today's beat-down game, almost everybody misses two to three weeks. Maybe this will keep Didi fresher into September. And no matter who plays SS, it's just 24 games, and even Pete Kozma - the fans' last choice - could surprise us with a few key hits...

Yankees hope this subtle change helps Jorge Mateo rebuild value

The numbers were ugly. The Yankees weren't worried about those, though. When it came to judging shortstop prospect Jorge Mateo this spring, they were thinking long-term, and specifically about a change they believe will help him find consistency and even a little pop, hitting coach Alan Cockrell said Thursday. Cockrell said Mateo's adjustment was subtle but could have a bit...
Via NJ.com
7 hours ago

Will Yankees' Jordan Montgomery make roster? | Kuty mailbag

With plenty happening at New York Yankees Major League Baseball spring training 2017, beat reporter Brendan Kuty looked to answer your questions. Topics include Jordan Montgomery, Aaron Judge, Rob Refsnyder and trades.
Via NJ.com
7 hours ago

Reggie Jackson sees greatness in Gleyber Torres

TAMPA — The path to The Bronx remains the same for phenom Gleyber Torres. It is just going to take a little more time because the Yankees don’t want to rush him. But he is coming quickly to the Yankees. Make no mistake. Though he was sent to minor league camp this week, the goal...
Via New York Post
7 hours ago

With seven games remaining, Yankees Exhibition Magic Number is 5

Any combination of 5 wins or 5 losses by Minnesota, Oakland and Seattle - and WE ARE GOING TO THE REGULAR SEASON!

Jordan Montgomery’s rotation bid has electrified Yankees camp

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Donerail, at 93-1, copped the 1913 Kentucky Derby and remains the longest of longshots to win the crown jewel of horse racing. Now, here comes lefty Jordan Montgomery from far off the pace to put himself in position to steal a spot in the Yankees rotation. Luis Severino has pitched so poorly,...
Via New York Post
18 hours ago

WATCH: Adam Warren talks University of North Carolina basketball

Watch New York Yankees pitcher Adam Warren talk about his UNC basketball & March Madness with YES Network's Matthew Stucko.
Via YES Network
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Fill-in replacements for Didi Gregorius

The biggest fear for every Major League Baseball club is having one of their players injured during the World Baseball Classic. For the New York Yankees, this is the second time they had one of their star players injured during this tournament. Gregoruis’ shoulder injury is sending flashbacks to 2013 when now retired Yankee first baseman Mark Teixeira injured his wrist during a...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: With Didi Gregorious out, who's on shortstop for the Yankees?

On SNY's Loud Mouths, Jon Hein and Sal Licata debate which young player is best suited to fill in for the injured Didi Gregorius at shortstop for the New York Yankees.
Via SNY
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius could miss month of April with shoulder injury

According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius may miss the entire month of April due to a right shoulder injury.Hoch previously reported the 27-year-old left Team Netherlands because of this injury. The initial diagnosis was a “hematoma of the subcapsular muscle.” Since then, manager Joe Girardi confirmed Gregorius will not be available come Opening Day...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Irvin: Texans won’t take over Texas if they land Tony Romo

Even if the Texans land Tony Romo in a trade, the Cowboys will always own the state of Texas. At least that’s the opinion of Michael Irvin.Irvin was on The Dan Patrick Show and expressed confusion as to why Houston had not been more aggressive in its pursuit of Romo. That led to Patrick asking the Dallas legend if dealing Romo within the state would cut into the Cowboys’ fanbase...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees' Gregorius has injured shoulder, return uncertain

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius has a bruised right shoulder, ending his time at the World Baseball Classic and leaving his status for opening day in doubt. Yankees manager Joe Girardi didn't put on a timetable on a return, only saying, ''He's going to be sidelined for a bit.'' It is not certain how or when Gregorius got hurt while helping...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: evaluating the signing of Ernesto Frieri

On March 16, the New York Yankees signed relief pitcher Ernesto Frieri to a minor league contract that included an invitation to spring training.  The move was somewhat surprising, but now there is a new competitor for a bullpen spot in camp.  It may be a tall order, but if Frieri could regain his previous form, the Yankees may have gotten a bargain. I will be completely honest...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees no-hit the Tigers in spring training

Spring training games can be looked at in a different ways. One, they’re a chance to get locked in and ready for the upcoming regular season. Two, they’re a chance to get all of the bad stuff out of the way. The New York Yankees are hoping for the former while the Detroit Tigers are hoping for the latter.Yankees’ pitchers Masahiro Tanaka, Chasen Shreve and Jordan Montgomery...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Aaron Judge on advice from Matt Holliday

Aaron Judge talks about the advice he's gotten from Matt Holliday in this interview with YES Network's Matthew Stucko.
Via YES Network
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Clint Frazier offered free haircuts for entire Yankees career

Clint Frazier last week at long last accepted his fate and succumbed to a draconian New York Yankees policy, getting his red, curly, mop top of a hairstyle trimmed back. The much ballyhooed haircut developed into a major spring training talker (more on that here and here), but it looks like Frazier may ultimately benefit from all the coverage.How? A New York men’s salon has offered...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Girardi offers novel take on how to improve WBC

New York Yankees skipper Joe Girardi, like many of his managerial colleagues, view the World Baseball Classic with a degree of skepticism and some concern. It’s hardly a surprising stance given the WBC inhibits the ability of players competing in it to get in key spring training work.Despite rules set in place to help alleviate some concerns, most major league teams watch from...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Matt Holliday & Chris Carter practicing at first base

Watch Matt Holliday & Chris Carter take a grounder at first base and some cuts in the cage at the Yankees 2017 Spring Training.
Via YES Network
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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