Yankees Sign Former Mets RHP John Maine

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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.

Dewayne Wise and Cody Eppley Called Up

Center fielder Dewayne Wise was called up to the Yankees yesterday, along relief pitcher, Cody Eppley

With their roster looking scarce, both in the bullpen and on the field, the Yankees called on pitcher, Cody Eppley, and center fielder, Dewayne Wise, to join the big leagues yesterday. The righty, Eppley, has already made a few appearances for the Yanks this season before being sent back down to the minors. But due [...]

Pineda on Pause, Pettitte to the Rescue

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They say you can never have too much pitching. In March when the Yankees announced Andy Pettitte would be coming out of retirement, many thought he would be a luxury. With the acquisitions of Michael Pineda and Hiroki Kuroda, and the resigning of Freddy Garcia in the offseason, the Yankees seemed to have too many [...]

Yankees Sign Nelson Figueroa

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The Yankees have signed 37-year old right-hander Nelson Figueroa to a minor league deal, tweets Jon Heyman. Nelson was released by the Houston Astros in August of last year after he posted an 8.69 ERA with 5.3 K/9 and 5.0 B/9 in 29 innings. Looks like the Yankees brought him in for pitching depth with [...]

Yankees Acquire Chris Stewart, Option Cervelli To AAA

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The Yankees made a couple moves on Wednesday before finalizing Spring Training and heading to Tropicana Field to begin the regular season against the Rays on Friday. The Bombers acquired catcher Chris Stewart from the Giants on Wednesday in exchange for right-handed pitcher George Kontos, according to the team. Stewart will begin the season as [...]

Yankees Sign Jack Cust

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The Yankees have signed Jack Cust to a minor league contract, tweets Sweeny Murti of WFAN. Troy Renck of The Denver Post tweeted yesterday, that the TWC Sports client was likely to sign with a National League team, but the Yankees apparently swooped in. Cust, 33, was released by the Houston Astros yesterday. He posted [...]

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 Sign Hughes to 1 Year Deal

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The Yankees have agreed to a one-year, $3.2 million deal with Phil Hughes, avoiding arbitration. The contract also carries some performance-based bonuses. Hughes was eligible for salary arbitration this winter for the second time in his career. He made $2.7 million in 2011 while posting a 5.79 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 47/27 K/BB ratio across [...]

PINEDA for MONTERO: Did the Yankees make the right move?

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The New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners have agreed upon one of the more unique trades in recent memory; exchanging top prospects/rookies Michael Pineda for Jesus Montero in a four-player deal.  In today’s Baseball market—which sees the biggest gap between big-market and small-market teams in all of professional sports—big-market teams usually exchange their top prospects [...]

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 [...]

Garcia to DL | Yankees Add Laffey

MINNEAPOLIS — The Yankees claimed left-handed reliever Aaron Laffey off waivers from the Mariners on Friday, after Laffey had been designated for assignment earlier in the week. Laffey will join the club Saturday, and will take the roster spot of Yankees starter Freddy Garcia, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list — retroactive to [...]

LHP Arthur Rhodes Released: Are Yankees Interested?

The Rangers designated Arthur Rhodes for assignment, according to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News (on Twitter). The move creates roster space for newly-acquired right-hander Mike Adams. Rhodes, 41, has a 4.81 ERA with 5.5 K/9 and 3.0 BB/9 in 24 1/3 innings this year. He earns $3.9MM in 2011 and the Rangers have [...]

Soriano Activated from DL

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Yankees activated RHP Rafael Soriano from the 60-day disabled list. Soriano hasn’t pitched with the Yankees since May 13 due to right elbow soreness. The high-priced reliever was a complete disaster before going on the disabled list, posting a 5.40 ERA and 10/11 K/BB ratio over 15 innings. It’s likely he’ll have to earn his [...]