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Yankees make history by promoting first female hitting coach to minor league manager

The Yankees made history on Sunday by promoting minor league hitting coach Rachel Balkovec to be the manager of their Single-A affiliate, according to Lindsey Adler of The Athletic. Balkovec became the first woman to be named a hitting coach by a ... MORE
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Yankees RHP Jameson Taillon shares some good news

New York Yankees right-handed pitcher Jameson Taillon could be back sooner than expected from right ankle surgery. Taillon has been detailing his rehab on social media and posted a short video of his latest progression to his Twitter account on Friday. Just two months ... MORE
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Yankees broadcaster Michael Kay, former player Alex Rodriguez to host ‘Manningcast’-like show on ESPN

Former Yankee Alex Rodriguez will be getting his own “Manningcast”-like program on ESPN and will be joined by longtime New York Yankees broadcaster Michael Kay, sources told Andrew Marchand of the New York Post. The news comes as the sports network continues ... MORE
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Eric Chavez leaves Yankees to become Mets hitting coach

The Mets are planning to hire Eric Chávez as their next hitting coach, reports Mark Feinsand of MLB.com (on Twitter). The 44-year-old had been slated to join the Yankees staff as an assistant hitting coach, but he’ll instead land the lead position ... MORE
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No negotiations scheduled between MLB and MLBPA as lockout continues

As of Jan. 3, there weren’t any negotiating sessions scheduled between MLB and the MLBPA, per Bob Nightengale of USA Today. The two sides met in December after the lockout began, but The Athletic reported that core economics of the new CBA ... MORE
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Yankees manager Aaron Boone discusses difficulty of MLB lockout, top prospect Anthony Volpe

Perhaps the most difficult part of the lockout for MLB managers and coaches is not being able to communicate with players. The Yankees have six new hires for the 2022 season, none of whom are able to contact anyone on the 40-man ... MORE
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Yankees announce coaching staff for 2022

The Yankees announced on Tuesday the coaching staff for the 2022 season. It had already been formally announced that former Mets manager Luis Rojas would be the team’s third-base coach, replacing Phil Nevin. Matt Blake (pitching coach), Carlos Mendoza (bench coach), and ... MORE
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Yankees RHP Jameson Taillon shares how he’s staying active during rehab

Yankees RHP Jameson Taillon might not be able to throw off a mound just yet, but he’s doing everything he can to stay active. Taillon underwent ankle surgery to repair a torn tendon he tried playing through in September, but couldn’t do ... MORE
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Yankees sign Ender Inciarte to minor league deal

The Yankees have signed OF Ender Inciarte to a minor league deal. Inciarte, 31, hit .215/.276/.316 with two homers and two doubles in 52 games for the Atlanta Braves last season before being DFA’d on July 24. In eight big league seasons ... MORE
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Clint Frazier opens up on his mental health issues, trying to play through injuries with Yankees

Don’t punch anyone in the face, CC Sabathia. Clint Frazier said back in October he was going to open up about his “issues” and some “inaccurate things” about his nagging injuries that arguably cost him his tenure with the Yankees. Yankee fans ... MORE
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Free agent Anthony Rizzo ‘really enjoyed’ playing with Yankees last season

It sure sounds like Anthony Rizzo is down to return to the Bronx for 2022 and beyond. Rizzo spoke with his former Chicago Cubs teammate Ian Happ on Jomboy Media’s Compound Podcast, and spoke highly of his time with the Yankees. “The ... MORE
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Yankees re-sign catcher Rob Brantly to minor league contract

The Yankees have re-signed catcher Rob Brantly to a minor league contract. Brantly played six games for the Yankees during the 2021 season, collecting three hits in 21 at-bats. Most of Brantly’s playing time last season came with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, where he hit ... MORE
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CC Sabathia is fed up with Clint Frazier headlines

Whatever you do, don’t mention Clint Frazier’s name around this ex-Yankees ace pitcher. Yankees retired star hurler CC Sabathia has had just about had enough of hearing about Frazier, who was released by New York this offseason and later signed with the ... MORE
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Yankees add one prospect, lose another in MLB Rule 5 Draft

The MLB Rule 5 Draft went down on Wednesday and the Yankees added a prospect while losing one at the end of the day. New York went into the Houston Astros’ farm system to select RHP Manny Ramirez. The Dominican Republic native ... MORE
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Clint Frazier says he’s glad to no longer be a Yankee after signing with Cubs

Clint Frazier, two weeks after getting released by the Yankees and signing with the Chicago Cubs, spoke for the first time publicly on his next chapter. He also appeared to take a few shots at New York along the way. Frazier, whom ... MORE