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Yankees tender contracts to all arbitration-eligible players in 2020

Yankees tender contracts to all arbitration-eligible players in 2020
The Yankees have tendered contracts to all 12 arbitration-eligible players this offseason, with James Paxton, Aaron Judge, and Gary Sanchez the biggest names in that group. Once a player is offered arbitration, the team and that player's agent have ... more
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Cole, Strasburg to meet with Yanks (reports)

Cole, Strasburg to meet with Yanks (reports)
The Hot Stove is about to start sizzling for the Yankees, who are set to meet with prized free agent starting pitchers Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg this week, according to a report from MLB ... more
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First baseman Greg Bird elects free agency in latest New York Yankees roster move

First baseman Greg Bird elects free agency in latest New York Yankees roster move
First baseman Greg Bird has elected free agency in lieu of accepting an outright assignment to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Bird was constantly fighting injuries during his time in the Bronx, most recently a plantar fascia tear ... more
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Yankees trade Nestor Cortes Jr. to Mariners for cash

Yankees trade Nestor Cortes Jr. to Mariners for cash
Although there’s no disputing that pitcher Nestor Cortes Jr., helped the Yankees at times this past season, the young left-hander always was viewed as a fill-in piece due to the club’s season-long injury woes. This ... more
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Yankees sign former Twins outfielder Zack Granite to minor league deal

Yankees sign Zack Granite to minor league deal
According to Bob Nightengale from USA Today, the New York Yankees have signed Zack Granite to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training. The deal also includes an opt-out on June 15 ... more
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Yankees reportedly filing grievance against Jacoby Ellsbury, looking to save money on his deal

Yankees reportedly filing grievance against Jacoby Ellsbury, looking to save money on his deal
After being released by the Yankees on Wednesday, Jacoby Ellsbury was expected to receive the remaining $26 million left on his deal, but that might not be the case. According to The New York Post, the Yankees ... more
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Yanks release Ellsbury, DFA Bird among moves

Yanks release Ellsbury, DFA Bird among moves
The Yankees released outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury and designated first baseman Greg Bird for assignment among a series of roster moves before Wednesday's deadline to protect players from the Rule 5 Draft. Left-hander Nestor Cortes Jr ... more
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New York Yankees top 10 prospects for 2020

Yankees prospects Deivi Garcia and Albert Abreu
Major League Baseball's offseason is here, and so are the preliminary rankings for the top prospects in each team's farm system heading into the 2020 season. Last week the experts and insiders of Baseball Prospectus released their ... more
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Derek Jeter among 18 newcomers on Hall of Fame ballot

Derek Jeter among 18 newcomers on Hall of Fame ballot
Derek Jeter is among 18 newcomers on the 2020 Hall of Fame ballot. He is likely to be an overwhelming choice to join former New York Yankees teammate Mariano Rivera in Cooperstown after the reliever ... more
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Yankees’ DJ LeMahieu finishes fourth in AL MVP voting

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Yankees' DJ LeMahieu has already been awarded a Silver Slugger this offseason, and on Thursday he followed that up by finishing fourth in AL MVP voting. Angels star Mike Trout took home his third AL MVP award in the past six ... more
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MLB expected to interview former Yankees exec Carlos Beltran, others regarding Astros sign-stealing allegations

MLB expected to interview former Yankees exec Carlos Beltran, others regarding Astros sign-stealing allegations
New Mets manager Carlos Beltran was among those who played a "key role in devising the sign-stealing system" the Astros used in 2017, reports Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. According to Rosenthal, Red Sox manager Alex Cora -- ... more
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Yankees’ Brian Cashman reveals teams have inquired about trade for Miguel Andujar

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As Yankees GM Brian Cashman assesses his 26-man roster for next season, he'll most likely take a long, hard look at Miguel Andujar. Why? Well, where does he truly fit? He'll be 25 at the ... more
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Twins’ Rocco Baldelli narrowly edges out Yankees’ Aaron Boone for AL Manager of the Year Award

Twins’ Rocco Baldelli narrowly edges out Yankees’ Aaron Boone for AL Manager of the Year Award
Twins manager Rocco Baldelli narrowly beat out Aaron Boone to take home the 2019 AL Manager of the Year Award. The voting was extremely close, as both Baldelli and Boone finished with the same amount of first-place ... more
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Yankees have interest in free agent Madison Bumgarner, says Brian Cashman

Yankees have interest in free agent Madison Bumgarner, says Brian Cashman
Yankees GM Brian Cashman said on Monday that the team has interest in free agents Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg -- the cream of the starting pitching crop. And there is no mandate from Hal Steinbrenner to get under the luxury ... more
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Carlos Mendoza to replace Josh Bard as Yankees bench coach

Carlos Mendoza to replace Josh Bard as Yankees bench coach
Carlos Mendoza will become the Yankees' new bench coach, replacing Josh Bard, reports WFAN insider and SNY Contributor Sweeny Murti. Mendoza, 39, had been the Yankees' infield and quality control coach since 2018. As quality control ... more
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Report: Mets looking at free agent Dellin Betances

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Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen already said he's going to take a look at what can be done to improve the team's bullpen this offseason. Could that start with someone in their own backyard? According to SNY's ... more
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Yankees GM Brian Cashman says team is in play for both Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg

Yankees GM Brian Cashman says team is in play for both Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg
Both Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg will be on the open market this offseason, and according to Yankees' general manager Brian Cashman, the team will be looking at one or both of the starting pitchers. Speaking to reporters ... more
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DJ LeMahieu wins AL Silver Slugger Award for 2B

DJ LeMahieu wins AL Silver Slugger Award for 2B
Although he wasn’t named as a finalist for American League MVP, DJ LeMahieu is still taking home some hardware this offseason. On Thursday night, it was announced that DJ LeMahieu won the AL Silver Slugger ... more
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Yankees reportedly hire Matt Blake as pitching coach

Just 10 days after dismissing Larry Rothschild as their pitching coach, the Yankees found a replacement. According to Jeff Passan, New York will hire Matt Blake to fill the role. Blake most recently served an ... more
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Aaron Judge named Wilson Defensive RF of the Year

Aaron Judge named Wilson Defensive RF of the Year
The 2019 Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Awards were announced on Wednesday, honoring the top defender in MLB at each position. Aaron Judge was named the Defensive Player of the Year for right field ... more
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Gardner, Yanks discussing new contract (source)

Gardner, Yanks discussing new contract (source)
The Gardy Party appears primed to continue in The Bronx. The Yankees and Brett Gardner have opened negotiations on a new contract that could keep the club’s longest-tenured player in pinstripes, a source told MLB.com’s ... more
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