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CC Sabathia (knee) is throwing twice a week and he feels "pretty much back to 100 percent."

Sabathia had season-ending arthroscopic debridement surgery on his right knee in July as well as a bone spur removed. He began throwing off flat-ground in September. The original plan called for him to throw off a mound before Thanksgiving, but now he plans to wait until spring training. "Now that I know I feel pretty good, I don’t think there’s any reason for me to crank it up (until February)," said Sabathia. After being limited to just eight starts this season, the 34-year-old southpaw is owed $48 million from 2015-2016 while his contract includes a $25 million vesting option or $5 million buyout for 2017.
Oct 22 - 12:34 PM

Cesar Cabral has elected free agency.

Cabral had trouble staying healthy with the Yankees and performed terribly this season, allowing three runs in his lone big league inning and posting a 6.28 ERA in the minors. The 25-year-old will seek a minor league deal elsewhere.
Oct 19 - 1:54 PM

Brian Roberts announced his retirement from professional baseball on Friday.

A first round pick of the Orioles in 1999, the 37-year-old spent all but the final season of his 14-year big league career in Baltimore. The two-time All-Star finishes with a career slash of .276/.347/.409 with 97 homers, 542 RBI and 285 stolen bases. His last few years were marred by injuries, as he averaged just 57 games per season over his final five years.
Oct 17 - 8:53 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post believes that David Robertson could become the first player to ever accept a qualifying offer.

The new figure for a qualifying offer has jumped to $15.3 million this year, which is the average of the top 125 contracts in the sport. All 22 players who have been offered such deals in the past have rejected them and tried for better on the free agent market, though recently the draft pick compensation tied to them made it difficult to land their desired contracts. Therefore Sherman believes that Robertson could quell any concerns about uncertainty in the market and guarantee a larger one-year deal than he's likely to find anywhere else.
Oct 11 - 11:21 AM

Aaron Judge delivered a game-tying two-run double in the bottom of the eighth inning on Friday, and came around to score the winning run as Scottsdale topped Glendale 6-5 in Arizona Fall League action on Friday.

The 22-year-old outfielder acclimated himself well in his first minor league season, slashing .308/.419/.486 with 17 homers and 78 RBI in 131 games between Low-A Charleston and High-A Tampa. He should open the 2015 campaign at Double-A Trenton.
Source: MILB.com
Oct 11 - 9:11 AM

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Friday that he's "open to pursuing third base options."

The statement comes after CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported earlier this week that the Yankees are interested in re-signing Chase Headley. Cashman also noted that he has spoken to Alex Rodriguez about the possibility of playing some first base. A-Rod could also wind up spending ample time in the DH spot, as the Yanks can't count on him staying healthy for a full season as a full-time third baseman.
Oct 10 - 3:53 PM

Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports that the Yankees have fired hitting coach Kevin Long.

After finishing second in baseball in runs scored in 2012, the Yankees finished in the bottom half of the league each of the last two seasons, and that was apparently enough to cost Long his job. It's not clear at this point who the Yankees will hire as a replacement. Feinsand also says that the club will not retain first base coach Mick Kelleher.
Oct 10 - 2:57 PM

The Yankees announced Friday that they have signed general manager Brian Cashman to a three-year contract extension.

There was never any doubt about Cashman's return, as the details just needed to be hammered out. The financial terms of the deal aren't known. Cashman has been New York's general manager for the past 17 seasons and has some work to do this winter as he tries to help get the Yankees back to the postseason in 2015.
Oct 10 - 2:02 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that there are "strong indications" that the Yankees are interested in re-signing Chase Headley.

As Heyman notes, that likely means the club is viewing Alex Rodriguez as more of a designated hitter next season. Headley has struggled overall the last two years but played well for the Yankees down the stretch, batting .262/.371/.398 with six homers over 58 games while playing plus defense. Playing a full season at Yankee Stadium would boost his fantasy prospects.
Oct 6 - 11:07 PM

Yankees prospect Eric Jagielo will be forced to miss the Arizona Fall League after being struck in the face by a pitch during an instructional league contest on Sunday.

He underwent surgery to repair a slight fracture near his left eye, which will sideline him for the next 4-6 weeks. The 26th overall selection from the 2013 draft, Jagielo slashed .256/.351/.461 with 18 homers and 58 RBI in 92 games between the Yankees Rookie League squad and High-A Tampa.
Source: MILB.com
Oct 4 - 8:40 AM

Carlos Beltran underwent surgery Tuesday to remove loose pieces and a bone spur from his right elbow.

Beltran is six weeks away from hitting and throwing and 12 weeks away from playing in a game, so he should be ready for spring training. The 37-year-old attempted to play through the pain this season, but ended up with a career-low .703 OPS. Now that the issue has been taken care of, he'll make for a solid bounceback candidate in 2015.
Sep 30 - 2:36 PM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Yankees "have begun the process of constructing a new contract" for general manager Brian Cashman.

Cashman has been New York's general manager for the past 17 seasons and his current contract is set to expire at the end of the month. The Yankees missed the playoffs for the second straight year despite spending big money last winter, but Olney hears that Cashman's relationship with the organization and the Steinbrenners remains strong.
Sep 30 - 1:21 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Monday that he expects Alex Rodriguez to be the team's third baseman next season.

Girardi did note that A-Rod isn't guaranteed the starting job at the hot corner because the club needs "to see where he is physically at." But, the skipper "absolutely" expects Rodriguez to be part of the team and thinks he'll be the regular third baseman as long as he's healthy. A-Rod, of course, missed all of this season after being suspended because of his ties with Biogenesis. Some had speculated that the Yanks might simply just cut him loose, but it appears they're not willing to just eat the $61 million A-Rod has remaining on his contract.
Sep 29 - 9:25 PM

Yankees sent LHP Josh Outman outright to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Outman was designated for assignment last Monday and is now officially off the Yankees' 40-man roster. He has a 4.43 ERA in 274 1/3 career major league innings.
Sep 29 - 1:57 PM

Ichiro Suzuki indicated Sunday evening that he is planning to play in 2015.

Ichiro turns 41 years old next month, but the impending free agent outfielder told reporters after the Yankees' season finale that he feels "great" physically. He batted .284/.324/.340 with one home run and 15 stolen bases in 143 games this year for New York. There will be plenty of offers out there for him.
Sep 29 - 11:47 AM


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