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MLB Injury News:
While the New York Yankees saw free agent outfielder Torii
Hunter, who signed with the Detroit Tigers yesterday, as a good fit, their
focus at this point is on re-signing right-handers Hiroki Kuroda and Mariano
Rivera, reports Erik Boland of Newsday.
Yankees,while seeing Hunter as good fit, never made offer.Haven't offered any pos players on market as yet.Focus right now remains Kuroda/Mo
— Erik Boland (@eboland11) November 14, 2012
Given the fact that Nick Swisher is a free agent that’s not
expected to re-up his contract with the Yankees, New York has a need in their
outfield. Beyond Swisher, veteran Ichiro Suzuki, who played a key role for the
Yankees late last season, has also hit the open market.
However, New York’s focus remains on pitching, both of the starting
and relief variety.
Kuroda played a pivotal role as a consistently productive
veteran starter for the Yankees last season. He won 16 games while posting an
ERA and WHIP of ...
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It had been assumed that Hiroki Kuroda would either re-sign with the New York Yankees or return to Japan. That may not be the case. According to ESPN Los Angeles the pitcher has informed his friends that he would prefer to pitch in Southern California. This would enable him to be closer to his two daughters, who are attending elementary school.
This news would seemingly make the...
Back in July of 2011 the Yankees tried to trade for him so this isn't the first time the Yankees have shown interest in Nolasco.
If this is their plan to replace Kuroda than I really can't figure out what the hell they're thinking. Last season, the right-hander went 12-13 with a 4.48 ERA in 31 starts for the Marlins. In 191 innings he allowed 95 earned runs on 214...
New York Yankees' free agent catcher Russell Martin could be headed west to the Texas Ranger.
According to Buster Olney's tweet, the Rangers are considering Yankees free agent Martin as an option behind home plate.
Russell,29, hit .211 average, 21 HRs and 53 RBIs last season for the Yankees but struggled...
There are a couple of things that New Yorkers have come to count on at Yankee Stadium every Opening Day — the sight of what MLB's fattest payroll looks like and Derek Jeter filling the gap at shortstop. This might be the first spring that the team has neither.
While general manager Brian Cashman breaks down the Yankees' payroll so it is under the luxury tax limit,...
The top minor league affiliate of the New York Yankees is looking to northeastern Pennsylvania's history for its new identity.
After spending all of last season as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, the club renamed itself the RailRiders on Wednesday in a nod to the region's railroading history.
The new logo features a porcupine mascot in navy and gold with maroon lettering...
New York Yankees prospect Mark Montgomery discusses the details of his Arizona Fall League experience.
The new logo for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Photo: MiLB.com)
One of the first changes made by new ownership of the of New York Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate was to announce their intention to change their name from the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees and allow the fans to select the new name in an online poll. As a result, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees are no more.
If they do lose Martin, Napoli would be a pretty good replacement. After a great 2011 campaign, Napoli fell off a bit last season hitting .227/.343/.469 with 24 HR and 56 RBI in 108 games for the Rangers. Not great, but better than the numbers Martin put up the last two years.
My entry:For starters, zombie Bowie Kuhn claws his way up from the grave - (He's dead, right?) - and steals Bud Selig's hairpiece, holding it for ransom unless Selig nullifies the deal. Peter Gammons throws himself off the street side of the Green Monster, bounces three times, and goes through Bill Buckner's legs, and at the funeral, the shamed Redsocks announce they...
The Midtown buzz today is the Yankee Broadway play which supposedly will open next year. (Hey, they did one for Billy Joel; why not Billy Martin?) But it's hush-hush, just like Brian Cashman's plans for right field. Nobody knows, and nobody's talking.That means: SPECULATION TIME!So here are the best bets for titles of the Broadway musical about the icons of Yankeehood...
Ryota Igarashi has signed a three-year deal with the Soft Bank Hawks of Japan’s Central League. Igarashi, 33, struggled during his brief time at the major league level.
Igarashi spent two years with the New York Mets before becoming a free agent and signing with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He never appeared in a major league game for the Pirates and was traded to Toronto following...
When Gil Patterson left the Oakland A's organization for the New York Yankees, the A's didn't have far to look to find their newest minor league pitching coordinator. Scott Emerson, a longtime and well-respected pitching coach in the A's organization, takes over a program that has developed some of the best young pitchers in baseball over the past 20 years. We spoke...
When I first heard of the deal made by the Blues Jays, I became a bit unruly. Needless to say, a bender followed from which I am now emerging.I realize now we should all be happy.The guys the Blue Jays got for nothing are much too young to be Yankees. I mean, we didn't sign Torri Hunter because he was only going to be 37, right?In addition, and this is the real story; Miami...