Yankees Claim Danny Farquhar Off Waivers

Danny Farquhar

The Yankees have claimed Danny Farquhar off waivers for the Oakland Athletics. Farquhar, 25, was claimed off of waivers by the Athletics on June 9th after he was let go by the Toronto Blue Jays. The right-hander posted a 2.97 ERA in 20 Double-A appearances for Toronto’s affiliate and pitched eight innings for the A’s [...]

Gardner Could Return To Yanks’ Within 3-4 Weeks

gardner

Yankees outfielder, Brett Gardner, saw Dr. Timothy Kremchek today, who agreed with a previous diagnosis – elbow muscle strain, bone bruised and joint inflammation, that have not fully healed, the Yankees said in a statement. Gardner received a PRP (platelet-rich plasma) and a cortisone shot in the elbow today. Doctors have recommended that Gardner give [...]

Jeter, Granderson Pacing All-Star Voting

Derek Jeter currently leads all Shortstops in All-Star voting (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Last night, Major League Baseball revealed its updated American League All-Star voting tallies. For both Derek Jeter and Curtis Granderson, it appears that almost regardless of what happens between now and when the rosters are unveiled on July 1st, they will be in the starting lineup representing the Yankees at the Mid-Summer Classic. The tally [...]

Yankees Lose Soler to the Cubs

soler

The Cubs have “won out for” Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler. The Yankees “tried,”  but were ultimately outbid by the Cubs and new team president Theo Epstein. Soler also drew interest from the Dodgers, Braves, Blue Jays, Red Sox and Phillies, among other MLB clubs. The 20-year-old corner outfielder is likely to get his professional career [...]

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. [...]

Brett Gardner Suffers Another Set Back

brett

Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner felt more pain in his right elbow this morning and will be sent to see a doctor on Monday. Gardner suffered the injury while making an outfield catch in April. There’s no set timetable for Gardner’s return, but Girardi told reports he doesn’t expect Gardner back before the All-Star break. Gardner, [...]

Mariano Rivera Set To Have Surgery June 12

mariano

via Bryan Hoch – Yankees closer Mariano Rivera has set June 12 as the date for the surgery to repair the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Rivera, 42, said on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium that he is having no further issues with the blood clot in his right calf, which cleared up [...]

Cano To Captain American League Derby Team

2011 Home Run Derby

The Yankees second baseman, Robinson Cano, will get to defend his State Farm Home Run Derby title this year in Kansas City as the American League team’s captain. The 29-year-old set a new final round record with 12 home runs last season – defeating Adrian Gonzalez of the Boston Red Sox. Cano, who joined Ryne [...]

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, [...]

Romine Cleared to Resume Baseball Activities

Austin Romine could earn himself a chance to become the Yankees catcher in 2013 if he returns strong from the Disabled List (Photo Credit: Mike Dill / The Trenton Times)

Before Spring Training, many fans expected Austin Romine to challenge Francisco Cervelli for the Yankees backup catcher’s job. It was quickly evident that this wouldn’t be the case, and Romine was considered to be a lock to start for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees behind the plate. Then, he went down with a back injury in Spring [...]

David Robertson Expects 2 More Weeks on DL

DRob

“Robertson, I would shoot for not earlier than mid-June,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. Robertson has already played catch on flat ground a few times this week and reported no lingering discomfort in his oblique. But he still has to begin throwing bullpen sessions and batting practice before he can go out on a [...]

Manny Banuelos: MRI Shows No Structural Damage

manny-banuelos_crop_340x234_display_image

An MRI on Yankees pitching prospect Manny Banuelos’ left elbow showed no structural damage. It’s good news, as there was some concern that he had a serious injury. Banuelos, who holds a 4.50 ERA with 22 strikeouts over 24 innings for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season, will be shut down indefinitely. via Joel Sherman

Yankees Sign Former Mets RHP John Maine

John Maine

The Yankees have signed Maine to a minor league contract.  Maine, who hasn’t appeared in the majors since 2010, will provide rotation insurance at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Nova Hopeful For Next Start

LRMCORqt

  via MLB.com Ivan Nova said that his sprained right ankle improved overnight and the Yankees right-hander is hopeful that he will be able to make his next turn in the rotation. Nova, who twisted his ankle fielding a Wilson Betemit grounder in Monday’s 8-5 Yankees win over the Orioles, is scheduled to pitch on [...]

David Aardsma Has Begun Throwing Sliders

DA

The rehabbing right-hander had been limited to fastball-only bullpen sessions for the past couple of weeks, but he’s beginning to take significant steps forward. Aardsma, who underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last July, could be a candidate to join the Yankees’ bullpen before this year’s All-Star break.  If Aardsma can comeback to contribute by [...]

Yankees David Robertson Lands On DL

robertson

Yankees closer David Robertson has been placed on the disabled list with a strained left oblique, according to the team.  Robertson has been unavailable since Saturday with soreness in his left side, and received an MRI on Tuesday.

Eduardo Nunez Demoted To Triple-A

nunez

The Yankees have optioned infielder-outfielder Eduardo Nunez to Scranton/Wilkes Barre a.k.a Empire State Yankees, making room for Eric Chavez on the club’s active roster. Manager Joe Girardi said the Yankees want Nunez to get back to playing mostly shortstop, with some second base mixed in. “We talked about it and said, maybe we’re asking this [...]

Yankees Brett Gardner Shut Down for 10 Days

gardner

Brett Gardner will not pick up a bat for 10 days after aggravating the muscle near his right elbow. Gardner was expected to be activated from the disabled list Thursday after playing in two minor league rehab games, but he’s now back to square one. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that he’ll likely miss 15-25 [...]

Mariano Rivera Had Blood Clot In Calf

mariano

Yankees closer Mariano Rivera was hospitalized overnight this week with what was diagnosed as a blood clot in his right calf. Rivera has been given blood thinners to treat the calf and says that it will not affect his recovery from his season-ending right knee injury. “I’m OK,” said Rivera, who admitted that he was [...]

Andy Pettitte To Start Sunday For Yankees

andy

The Yankees plan to add Andy Pettitte to their active roster and have him pitch on Sunday against the Seattle Mariners, general Brian Cashman said Tuesday. Yankee fans have been waiting for Pettitte’s return ever since Jack Curry of YES Network broke the news, via twitter, that Andy Pettitte signed a one-year minor league deal [...]