Yankees Going Hard After Soler

The Yankees are reportedly one of the teams bidding very aggressively on Jorge Soler (Photo Credit: Tri-State Yanks)

A few months ago, teams began to set their sights on Cuban defector Jorge Soler. A 20-year old outfielder who was considered to be the equivalent of a top-ten draft pick in terms of talent,  he has been connected to a variety of teams since even before being granted free agent status on June 2nd. [...]

Steve Pearce Takes Out in Contract, Joins Orioles

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Steve Pearce had a June 1st out in his contract which allowed him to leave if another team would add him to their active roster. As it turns out, the Orioles wanted Pearce, so he’s gone. Pearce, 29, was hitting .321 with 11 home runs and 30 RBI for the Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Prior [...]

Yankees Exploring Trades for Garza, Jackson?

Rumor has it that the Yankees are interested in both Edwin Jackson (left) and Matt Garza (right).

Here we go. As June begins, so do the hot stove rumors, and as usual, the Yankees are one of the first names brought up. Two separate reports yesterday had the Yankees interested in making a move to bolster their starting rotation, which has had its fair share of struggles so far this season. First, [...]

Trade Breakdown: Jesus Montero for Michael Pineda

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So after a quiet offseason, the Yankees made a splash.   As reported earlier, Yankees top prospect Jesus Montero was traded with right-handed pitcher Hector Noesi to the Seattle Mariners for right-handed pitcher Michael Pineda and minor league right-handed pitcher Jose Campos.   Michael Pineda, 22, burst onto the scene with his 6’7″ frame and [...]

Yankees Sign Kuroda

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Yankees have signed Hiroki Kuroda to a one-year deal worth between $10-11 million, pending a physical…..   more to come as information is available..

Yankees Trade Montero

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According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, the Mariners have acquired Jesus Montero from the Yankees for right-hander Michael Pineda. Greg Johns of MLB.com was told by a team source that the Mariners will acquire Montero and right-hander Hector Noesi from the Yankees for Pineda and prospect right-hander Jose Campos. It’s a stunning deal in many [...]

Yankees Resign Jones

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via Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com | Andruw Jones has re-signed with the Yankees on a one-year, $2 million deal. The contract also contains a possible $1.4 million more that Jones can earn in incentives. Jones batted .247/.356/.495 with 13 homers, 33 RBI and an .851 OPS over 222 plate appearances this past season and was [...]

Former Red Sox Reliever Headed to the Bronx

According to a report on ESPN.com’s Rumor Central, the Yankees and former Red Sox reliever Hideki Okajima have agreed to a minor league deal. Via ESPN.com… The 36-year-old Okajima made at least 56 appearances for four straight seasons in Boston, but his production declined in 2011 and he was demoted to Triple-A Pawtucket in late [...]

Swisher to the Indians?

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via Ken Rosenthal |  The Cleveland Indians are one of several clubs that have called the New York Yankees about right fielder Nick Swisher, according to major-league sources. But at this point, Swisher does not appear to be a realistic alternative if the Indians fail to sign free agent Carlos Beltran. For the Yankees to [...]

Yankees: Sign Cespedes, Trade Montero?

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The Potential The big rumor of the week circling the Yankees has been their overwhelming interest in Cuban defector, Yoennis Céspedes.  On the surface this move looks to be the end of Yankees fan favorite, Nick Swisher.  Céspedes is a natural center fielder with plus speed and a plus bat; and could very well be an upgrade [...]

Yankees Displaying Patience with Yu Darvish

According to a report on ESPN.com from New York Post writer George King, the Yankees appear to be displaying some unusual patience in regards to their pursuit of Japanese pitching superstar Yu Darvish. King has heard voices throughout the Yankees organization that the teams pursuit of Darvish is “lukewarm at best”. The estimated winning bid [...]

Yankees Interested in Darvish?

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via Brian Hoch MLB.com | DALLAS — The Yankees remain in the hunt for starting pitching upgrades, so Thursday’s news that Japanese standout Yu Darvish has decided to come to the Major Leagues should be front and center on their radar. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman was coy in discussing the 25-year-old right-hander, refusing to [...]

Pujols’ Agent Spoke to Yankees

via Brian Hoch MLB.com | DALLAS — The Yankees never feigned even a glimmer of interest in fitting Albert Pujols for pinstripes, but the slugger’s agent did reach out to general manager Brian Cashman just to make sure. Cashman learned of Pujols’ monster contract with the Angels via text message during Thursday’s Rule 5 Draft, [...]

Hot Stove News: Yu Darvish Posted Thursday

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Yu Darvish is finally getting posted. He’s announced it on his blog, and it’s translated below.       To all the fans, an announcement At this time, Yu Darvish has decided to use the posting system. Because I wanted to relay this to the fans first, I am announcing this here. I greatly appreciate [...]

Yankees Win Bid for SS Hiroyuki Nakajima

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Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the Yankees have won the bid for Japanese shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima. The terms of the winning bid aren’t yet known. The Yankees now have a 30-day exclusive negotiating window to work out a contract. Nakajima, a 29-year-old shortstop, is a .302 career hitter in Japan and has surpassed at [...]

Yankees Looking to Sign Yoennis Céspedes?

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With the Winter Hot Stove starting to fire up, and rumors swirling about different players, and the interest from the New York Yankees – Yoennis Céspedes looms in the Dominican Republic as an MLB Free Agent.  Defecting from Cuba this summer, Céspedes comes as an attractive option for all three spots in the outfiled as [...]