New York Yankees: a new name emerges as a bullpen option

When you look at the New York Yankees bullpen, the situation is very interesting. While the top five spots are set with Andrew Miller, Dellin Betances, Chasen Shreve, Justin Wilson and Adam Warren, the final two reliever positions have been moved around throughout the season. The likes of Diego Moreno, Bryan Mitchell, Nick Goody, Jose De Paula and Danny Burawa, amongst others, have...
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Will the Chicago White Sox add a new face in time for the New York Yankees series?

What a difference a week makes for the Chicago White Sox. Less than seven days ago, I posted the last in what seemed to be a series of “which team is coming to get Jeff Samardzija today?” articles. Then, suddenly and miraculously, the White Sox bats catch fire. They sweep a four-game series from the Cleveland Indians. They immediately fly into Benton and decisively grab three...
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Rough day for Yankees leads to ramped up trade speculation

The New York Yankees have had better days than they endured Thursday. Names the Yankees were interested in on the trade market came off, Michael Pineda was placed on the disabled list with a forearm strain and they lost their game in walk-off fashion.It looks as though the Yankees will use this final non-waiver trading day to grab a top-flight reliever, having been linked to both...
Via Yankees Unscripted
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yankees, Astros reportedly both pursuing Craig Kimbrel

San Diego Padres closer Craig Kimbrel could be on the move for the second time in four months. The Padres haven’t made any trades this July, yet are reportedly in discussions with multiple teams about multiple players, including Kimbrel. The teams hottest on Kimbrel? The AL East leading Yankees and AL West leading Astros. The Padres spoke overnight with both the New York Yankees...
Via The Outside Corner
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Yankees, Padres talking Craig Kimbrel deal

The New York Yankees and San Diego Padres continue to work on a trade that would send closer Craig Kimbrel to New York, according to Jayson Stark of It’s no surprise to see the Yankees trying to add another big piece to their team after seeing the rival Blue Jays add Troy Tulowitzki and David Price in less than a week. Kimbrel, 27, would be a major addition to the Yankees...
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MLB Quick Hits: Yanks send Pineda to DL

The trade deadline comes at 4 p.m. ET today, and our fantasy-related trade deadline tracker will help you analyze the impact of the big MLB deals. When the Padres make 14 trades today, we'll have it covered. In other news ... Yankee SP Michael Pineda was scratched from his Thursday start, and has been placed on the DL with a forearm strain. The team didn't find any elbow damage,...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

A big shoe drops today, and the mystery of Dustin Ackley will be explained

Something will happen today. It must happen. I'm sort of dreading it. Today, we will learn why, why, why the Yankees sandbagged themselves into a corner in their obsessive quest for somebody named Dustin Ackley.  I spent last night trying to figure it out. Never did. Ackley's nickname should be "The Sphinx." His presence as a Yankee - if he remains one after today - is a dark...
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Elvis Andrus whacks Didi Gregorius in the groin (Video)

Texas Rangers infielder Elvis Andrus whacked New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius in the groin while sliding into second base during Thursday night's game in Arlington.With Andrus on first, Gregorius came over to cover second on a routine grounder. Instead of sliding into second with his spikes up, Andrus slid in with his arms up, while Gregorius had to leap up in an attempt...
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For #Yankees, Best Deal at Deadline May Be Rotation Shuffle, by @nyypete

Back in 1964, June 15th was the trade deadline. The Yankees were in the middle of a pennant race with Chicago and Baltimore much of that season. They had three reliable starters in their rotation in Whitey Ford, Al Downing and Jim Bouton. Three other pitchers, who were  in and out of  the rotation that year, Rollie Sheldon, Ralph Terry and Stan Williams, struggled with injuries...
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This Ryan Rua inside-the-park HR probably sent CC to the hospital

Texas Ranger Ryan Rua smokes a ball to center field that gets by Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, allowing Rua to race home for an inside-the-park home run. CC Sabathia, forced to run with all that good for his knees extra weight, had to go to the hospital after his latest debacle where he was treated for dehydration and or exhaustion.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories...
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Yankees-White Sox Preview

The New York Yankees have won five straight games over the Chicago White Sox and six in a row when facing left-handed starters. They'll look to avoid their first three-game slide in a month Friday night when they open a three-game road series against lefty Carlos Rodon and the White Sox. New York (57-44) makes the final stop on a 10-game trip on which it dropped to 4-3 after a four...
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Fan throws Teixeira HR ball back like a boss, Hamilton get last laugh

  Josh Hamilton's big swing in the first inning quickly got the Texas Rangers even after they fell in a 3-0 hole. The slugger's sharp single to right with two outs in the ninth ended the game, giving the Rangers a 7-6 victory Thursday night and a split in the four-game series against the AL East-leading New York Yankees, despite a pair of home runs by former Ranger Mark Teixeira...
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Sabathia hospitalized after Yankees' loss in 101-degree heat

  CC Sabathia was taken to the hospital with symptoms of dehydration after the New York Yankees' 7-6 loss at Texas on Thursday night. It was 101 degrees at the start of the game. Sabathia, moved up a day in the rotation to start after Michael Pineda was put on the disabled list earlier in the day, threw 80 pitches through one batter in the sixth inning. A Yankees spokesman said...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sabathia dehydrated after Yankees' 7-6 loss in Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) CC Sabathia was taken to the hospital with symptoms of dehydration after the New York Yankees' 7-6 loss at Texas on Thursday night. It was 101 degrees at the start of the game. Sabathia, moved up a day in the rotation to start after Michael Pineda was put on the disabled list earlier in the day, threw 80 pitches through one batter in the sixth inning. A Yankees...
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Hamilton's game-ending hit gives Texas 7-6 win over Yankees

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Josh Hamilton delivered a game-ending RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning and the Texas Rangers beat the AL East-leading New York Yankees 7-6 on Thursday night. Hamilton also had a three-run homer for the Rangers, who scored the winning run after a wild ninth to split the four-game series. Delino DeShields drew a leadoff walk in the ninth off Nick...
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New York Yankees: instant thoughts to game 101 vs. the Texas Rangers

After the New York Yankees dominated in the first two games, they couldn’t secure the series win or the sweep, as the Texas Rangers won 7-6. A poor start combined with shaky bullpen appearances lead the Rangers to splitting the four game set. Let’s take a look at my instant thoughts to the game. Troubles continue CC Sabathia’s 2015 struggles have been well documented thus far...
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Injury to Michael Pineda Leaves New York Yankees in Flux

New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda delivers to the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis, Friday, July 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt) The New York Yankees have placed right-hander Michael Pineda on the 15-day disabled list with forearm inflammation. While CC Sabathia will start in his stead on Thursday against the Texas Rangers...
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New York Yankees acquire Dustin Ackley

In what was their first move at the trade deadline, the New York Yankees acquired Dustin Ackley in a trade with the Seattle Mariners. In return, the Mariners received minor league outfielder Ramon Flores and minor league reliever Jose Ramirez. Ackley, the second overall pick in the 2009 amateur draft, has yet to live up to the lofty expectations that such a high draft pick has attached...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees OF Dustin Ackley has shaved his beard

It's the end of an era.Dustin Ackley, traded from the Seattle Mariners to the New York Yankees on Thursday, has played in Seattle since 2011 with a beard that just wouldn't quit.However, new team, new rules.The New York Yankees famously have a rule that players aren't allowed to play with facial hair (just mustaches). As such, Ackley was forced to shave.Here's a look at the new Dustin Ackley:
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yankees get Ackley from Mariners in 3-player trade

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The New York Yankees have acquired utility player Dustin Ackley from the Seattle Mariners for a pair of minor leaguers. New York sent right-hander Jose Ramirez and outfielder Ramon Flores to the Mariners in the deal completed Thursday, a day before the non-waiver trade deadline. Ackley is hitting .215 with six home runs and 19 RBIs in 85 games for the Mariners...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

With Michael Pineda’s injury, the New York Yankees have two options

  On Wednesday afternoon, the New York Yankees were dealt two different blows. First, division rival Toronto Blue Jays added pitcher David Price – not only the best available arm on the market, but also someone who the Yankees brass had extreme interest in trading for. Later in the day, it was announced that tonight’s starting pitcher, Michael Pineda, was experiencing pain in...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yankees finally get Dustin Ackley

The Yankees had been chasing Dustin Ackley for a while. I don’t know exactly how long the pursuit had gone on, but I remember rumors around the 2013 winter meetings, and they’ve popped up from time to time since. Somewhere, in the back of his mind, Brian Cashman maintained his interest in Ackley, and now […]
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Yankees Acquire Ackley

The New York Yankees have acquired outfielder and former second overall pick in 2009, Dustin Ackleyn reports Jack Curry of Ackley has been on the trading block and the Yankees needed a second baseman, the position that Ackley originally played, as Stephen Drew has struggled for them this year. Ackley isn’t doing much better himself slashing .215/.270/.366 with 6...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yankees reportedly acquire outfielder Ackley from Mariners

The New York Yankees have acquired outfielder Dustin Ackley from the Seattle Mariners, as first reported by the YES Network on Thursday. In exchange for Ackley, the Mariners will receive outfielder Ramon Flores and right-hander Jose Ramirez, according to the report. Ackley, 27, is hitting .215/.270/.366 with six homers and 19 RBI in 85 games this season. The second overall pick in...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michael Pineda Placed on DL with Grade One Forearm Muscle Strain

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda has been scratched from his scheduled start tonight and will be placed on the disabled list with a Grade 1 right flexor forearm muscle strain. It’s a tough blow to a New York team that has been dealing with pitching problems throughout all of 2015. No exact timetable has been put together for Pineda...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss
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