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The New York Yankees in danger of missing the postseason for only the second time in 19 years are also facing a record $29.1 million luxury tax penalty according to salary figures obtained by USA TODAY Sports.
That's about equal to the entire Houston Astros payroll.
The Yankees currently have a $236.2 million payroll for purposes of the luxury tax and must pay a 50% tax over the $178 million threshold as a repeat violator.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are the other team Major League team that will be required to pay a luxury tax this year. The Dodgers currently have a franchise-record $234.5 million payroll for its 40-man roster.
Yet the Dodgers' penalty will be much less of a financial hit than the Yankees since it's their first offense. They will be taxed at 17.5% paying a tax of about $9.9 million to MLB's central fund.
"We are mindful of the tax'' Dodgers president Stan Kasten told USA TODAY Sports. "We understand the impact it will be this year...
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The New York Yankees placed shortstop Derek Jeter on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday with a left ankle injury. Reports claim that the team plans to shut him down for the remainder of the 2013 season. The 39-year-old Yankee captain has been battling soreness in his surgically repaired ankle and his season will be over after appearing in just 17 games. Jeter last played on Saturday...
Derek Jeter was placed on the disabled list today with ankle soreness, effectively ending his season. It’s been a hard year for the 39-year-old shortstop, who has called this season a “nightmare.” After breaking his left ankle in game one of the 2012 ALCS, he re-fractured it in March, strained his quad in July and then strained his calf in August. In just 17 games, Jeter went...
With the end of the Major League Baseball season getting closer, Robinson Cano and the Yankees are approaching the time when they’ll have to stop talking about waiting to talk about Cano’s free agent status and start to do something about it. The Yankees have said they want to bring back Cano, who has been arguably New York’s most valuable player this season. As the Yankees...
Do you remember where you were 12 years ago today? I do. I was in my second grade class with all of my friends just having a normal day like everyone else when chaos started to occur. Teachers went to meet outside to try and grasp what was actually going on. After the second plane hit it was clear that this was a deliberate attack against our nation. Was there more to come? Were...
New York Yankees Fans (Photo credit: Keith Allison)
As of today, the New York Yankees sit one game back in the AL Wild Card standings.
And this has made Yankees haters confused, and of course angry again.
As many have asked me, how are the too old, too injured and already declared postseason-less Bronx Bombers still very much alive?
Well i told them that just like in life, timing...
BALTIMORE — In a sign that Derek Jeter might not be back anytime soon, the New York Yankees obtained slick-fielding shortstop Brendan Ryan from the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night for a player to be named.
Jeter has been sidelined with soreness in his surgically repaired left ankle. Before the Yankees beat Baltimore 7-5, manager Joe Girardi said the 13-time All-Star is “still...
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez exited last
night’s game against the Baltimore Orioles after feeling his left hamstring tighten
up in the eighth inning. While it was enough to cause him to be removed from
Tuesday’s contest, Rodriguez told reporters – including Bryan Hoch of MLB.com –
after the game that he is feeling optimistic that the ailment isn’t...
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Derek Jeter’s season is over. On Wednesday the New York Yankees placed their shortstop on the disabled list with an ankle injury.
Jeter, 39, played in just 17 games this season hitting a dismal .190/.288/.254 with a home run and eight runs scored.
The last time Jeter played was on Saturday against Boston. He would leave that game...
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was forced to exit Tuesday's game early after tweaking his left hamstring. While he was still experiencing discomfort yesterday, he was "ready to go" enough to suit up as the team's designated hitter.
Rodriguez told reporters -- including Bryan Hoch of MLB.com -- that he could feel a knot in the lower part of his...
The New York Yankees will have to pay a record $29.1 million luxury tax penalty this season, USA Today reports.
Putting it into perspective, the newspaper notes that sum is about the equivalent of the entire Houston Astros' payroll for this season. The Yankees' 2013 payroll is estimated to be $236.2 million, well above the $178 million tax threshold.
Alex Rodriguez, Vernon...
He is Derek Jeter so of course he was going to make it back for Opening Day. And when he refractured his left ankle the recalibration was to early in the second half — ahead of schedule for sure — to help save the Yankees’ season.
Jeter wasn’t going to be stopped by quad and calf setbacks and even this latest ankle misery hardly diluted the belief that somehow some way he...
The New York Yankees fear reserve catcher Austin Romine suffered a concussion during last night's contest against the Baltimore Orioles. Romine initially passed the concussion tests the team administered, but he was ultimately lifted from the game after feeling nauseous behind the plate, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.
Romine entered the game in the seventh to replace...
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That was the question that the folks at ESPN.com wanted answered, so they turned to Turnkey Intelligence, one of America’s most prominent sports-polling firms. The results were not only interesting, but they might also be enough to keep MLB commissioner Bud Selig up at night.
ESPN.com reports that Alex Rodriguez was the first player named by 22...
A small army of attorneys including veteran sports lawyer David Cornwell and brash New York criminal defense attorney Joe Tacopina will advise Alex Rodriguez when the appeal of his suspension begins on Sept. 30.
Lawyers from the Major League Baseball Players Association will join Team A-Rod in the defense of the scandal-stained superstar; union chief Michael Weiner has publicly...
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