Chris Dickerson Outrighted To Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees

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The New York Yankees announced outfielder Chris Dickerson cleared waivers and was outrighted off the 40-man roster to the roster of the AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees , reports Wallace Matthews of ESPNNewYork.com. This move opens up a spot on the 40-man roster for infielder Eric Chavez, who signed last week but hasn’t officially been added to the roster. While Dickerson has been [...]

Yankees Prospect: Mason Williams

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    Born: 08/21/1991 Birthplace: Winter Garden, FL Height: 6′ 0″ Weight: 150 Bats: L Throws: R Stats page: http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=OF&sid=t586&t=p_pbp&pid=592863 Recently, an article on Yankees’ farmhand, Mason Williams, by a baseball writer caught my eye when someone decided to include the word “phenom” to his article’s title. That buzz word generally sparks an interest in [...]

Yankees And Russell Martin Table Talks

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Via Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com – With the sides too far apart, the agent for Russell Martin, Matt Colleran and Yankees GM Brain Cashman spoke on Friday and decided to table talks until after the season. Cashman said the two sides “mutually agreed to wait,” after Colleran called on Friday. “It was a good conversation,” [...]

Yankees And Russell Martin Talking Extension

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The New York Yankees have proposed ripping up Russell Martin‘s current one-year contract and giving him a three-year deal, reports Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com. If the Yankees and Martin were to come to an agreement, it would make Martin a Yankee through 2014. Negotiations are in the early stages, however. The Yankees and Martin avoided [...]

Nova Has No Aftereffects From Strained Forearm

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The Yankees 25-year-old right-hander Ivan Nova, tells the Associated Press that there is no aftereffects from the strained flexor in his right forearm he suffered in game 5 of the 2011 ALDS. “It’s perfect,” he said Wednesday. “100 percent. I was worried a little bit, but they said you’re going to be fine.” Nova has [...]

Lou Piniella Joins YES Network

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I know there was discussion a few months ago about whether or not former Yankees player, manager, and general manager Lou Piniella would be joining Ken Singleton and Michael Kay in the booth, but Forbes SportsMoney is reporting that this is official. From @SportsMoneyBlog, “New York Yankees player, manager and general manager Lou Piniella has [...]

Yankees Sign David Aardsma

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The Yankees signed 30-year-old right-hander David Aardsma, to a MLB deal as he rehabs from Tommy John surgery, tweets Mark Feinsand. The deal is worth $500K and the contract contains a club option for 2013. Aardsma missed all of last season after undergoing hip surgery in December ’10 and then Tommy John surgery in July [...]

Yankees Question of the Day – February 22, 2012

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With the 2012 roster almost complete, the Yankees have just about solidified their pitching rotation, with the exception of the fifth spot. Obviously this can change anytime between now and the start of the regular season, but below is the expected rotation. C.C. Sabathia Hiroki Kuroda Ivan Nova Michael Pineda Phil Hughes/Freddy Garcia Questions: Which [...]

Yankees and Chavez Agree to 1 Year Deal

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The Yankees and Eric Chavez have agreed to a contract, pending a physical.  Chavez will receive a one-year deal worth $900,000. The 34-year-old was limited to just 58 games with New York last season due to a fractured foot, batting .263/.320/.356 over 175 plate appearances. It’s unlikely he’ll be able to stay healthy, but he’ll [...]

Yankees Report: David Robertson Interview

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Music blaring, food cooking, drinks flowing and people stirring all around the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York on a chilly Sunday afternoon made for a great family outing. In the middle of the crowd, you could find a long line of people sporting their New York Yankee paraphernalia waiting for the chance to [...]

Yankees Agree To A One-Year Deal With Ibanez

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The Yankees have agreed to a one-year deal with left-handed hitter, Raul Ibanez, reports Bryan Hoch. The deal is pending a physical. The Yankees see Ibanez as the left-handed compliment to Andruw Jones, who figures to be the designated hitter against left-handed pitching. Ibanez hit .245/.289/.415 with 20 home runs and 84 RBIs in 144 [...]

Burnett Passes Physical; Major League Baseball Approves Trade To Bucs

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A.J. Burnett has passed his physical and Major League Baseball has approved the trade, tweets Jon Heyman. Burnett will be shipped to the Pirates for two low-level minor league players, Diego Moreno and Exicardo Cayones. Also, the Bucs will pay $13M in salary relief. Diego Moreno (25), was promoted to Class AA last year and [...]

Source: Yankees And Pirates In Agreement On Burnett

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The Yankees and Pirates are in agreement that will send A.J. Burnett to the Bucs. The Yankees will get two-level minor leaguers in return. Both sides are working through one final detail today, tweets Ken Rosenthal. A.J. will have a physical Sunday. The deal has to get approved by Major League Baseball. New York will [...]

Chamberlain Has “Another Good Day”

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Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain (rehabbing from Tommy John surgery) described his outing today as “another good day”. Chamberlain threw 20 pitches off a half-mound at the Yankees minor-league complex in Tampa, Florida. It’s the third time Chamberlain threw off the five-inch mound and is expected to have another session this Friday. Chamberlain is one of [...]

Yankee Giveaway: 5 “Bleed Pinstripes” Shirts Given Away

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We at NYYUniverse.com have been dying to get this season going! Going into our second season of the website – we are so excited by the amount of followers and readers that we have received.  This year we have a newly designed website that features a magazine look, and makes it easy for Yankees fans [...]

Joba Throws Off Half-Mound Today

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Joba Chamberlain (who had to undergo Tommy John surgery last June) made 15 throws off a half-mound at the team’s minor-league complex, reports the AP. Chamberlain’s season ended in June, with a strained flexor muscle. He went 2-0 with a 2.83 ERA in 27 appearances for the Yankees last season. The Yankees are hopeful he [...]

Yankees Invite 27 Non-Roster Players To Spring Training

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The Yankees announced their list of non-roster 27 players ( 14 pitchers, five infielders, five catchers, and three outfielders) who are on minor league contracts and will be invited to Major League Spring Training. With 27 invitees and everyone on the 40-man roster, the total number of players schedule to report to Tampa, Fla., is [...]

Yankees Sign Russell Branyan To A Minor League Deal

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The Yankees signed first baseman Russell Branyan to a minor league deal with a spring training invite, reports Dan Martin of the New York Post. The move does not impact the team’s pursuit of Johnny Damon, Hideki Matsui and Raul Ibanez, notes Martin, though it could affect their interest in Eric Chavez. The left-handed hitter [...]

Yankees Signed Bill Hall to a Minor League Contract

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The 32-year-old will function as a utilityman in 2012 for the Yankees after batting .211/.261/.314 in 199 plate appearances between the Astros and Giants last season.

Yankees and Raul Ibanez in Serious Talks

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According to sources, Ibanez is willing to take less to play for the Yankees than he could make elsewhere. The 39-year-old batted .245/.289/.419 with 20 home runs and 84 RBI in 144 games last season for the Phillies.  Ibanez will fill the need for another bat to fill in as the part-time DH