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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

Michael Pineda fanned 10 while limiting the Red Sox to one run and three hits in 6 1/3 innings Sunday in the Yankees' 9-5 victory.

It was a 'B' lineup that Pineda was facing, but he still would have been strong against David Ortiz and company given the chance today. He really ramped up the strikeouts in his last two starts, fanning 18 batters in 13 2/3 innings. Prior to that, he had 41 strikeouts in 62 2/3 innings this season. At this point, Pineda looks like the best bet of any Yankees starter for 2015.
Sep 28 - 5:37 PM

Ichiro Suzuki had a two-run triple as the Yankees' leadoff hitter against the Red Sox on Sunday.

Suzuki was in the leadoff spot for just the second time all season, making one wonder whether it was just Joe Girardi paying tribute to him or maybe if Ichiro himself made a request prior to what could be his final MLB game. Obviously, Suzuki will be able to find work if he wants it. He came in at .284/.324/.340 in 359 at-bats this year.
Sep 28 - 5:29 PM

Stephen Drew went 0-for-4 as the Yankees scored nine runs Sunday against the Red Sox.

Drew didn't make any sort of case for becoming the Yankees' replacement for Derek Jeter next year. He ended up hitting .150 with four homers in 140 at-bats for the Bombers after coming in at .176 with four homers in 131 at-bats for the Red Sox. He'll become a free agent after the World Series. At least he won't have to worry about getting a qualifying offer this time around.
Sep 28 - 5:27 PM

Derek Jeter exited his final game Sunday in the third inning after delivering an infield single for an RBI in his second at-bat.

Jeter hit the ball much harder his first time up, but it was right at shortstop Jemile Weeks for a lineout. The second at-bat was a chopper that bounced high off home plate, making a play impossible for third baseman Garin Cecchini. Manager Joe Girardi signaled and asked Jeter if he wanted to come out, and Jeter replied that he was done. The hit was the 3,465th of his Hall of Fame career. He finishes up sixth on the all-time list.
Sep 28 - 2:32 PM

Derek Jeter is in the designated hitter spot and batting second in his final game Sunday.

It's the same position he was in Saturday. Jeter was pulled for a pinch-hitter in the fifth inning of that game and is likely to also exit Sunday's game early so that he can receive a proper send-off.
Sep 28 - 10:27 AM

Masahiro Tanaka lasted just 1 2/3 innings against the Red Sox on Saturday while allowing seven runs on seven hits and two walks.

Tanaka looked sharp in his first start in 10 weeks last Sunday, but he just didn't have it in this one. He threw just 25 out of 50 pitches for strikes and didn't have much life on his stuff. The Yankees say that it was just rust and nothing to do with his elbow. Either way, he remains a big question mark going into the offseason.
Sep 27 - 4:26 PM

Derek Jeter went 1-for-2 with an infield single Saturday against the Red Sox.

Making the start out of the DH spot, Jeter struck out swinging in the first inning before hitting an infield chopper for a single in his second at-bat. With the Red Sox winning in a blowout, the 40-year-old was pulled for a pinch-hitter in the fifth, much to the displeasure of those in attendance at Fenway Park. His 20-year major league career will come to an end on Sunday.
Sep 27 - 4:25 PM

Stephen Drew drove in two runs with a ground rule double and drew a walk Saturday against the Yankees.

Believe it or not, Drew has actually been worse with the Yankees than he was with the Red Sox this season. Even with Saturday's double, he's hitting just .154 (21-for-136) with three home runs and 15 RBI over 45 games with New York. Drew (and his agent Scott Boras) gambled by sitting out until late May before signing, but it didn't pay off.
Sep 27 - 4:24 PM

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman indicated Saturday that he has been in contact with Alex Rodriguez, and that he isn't interested in playing winter ball this offseason.

Rodriguez continues to work out, three times a day, in preparation for a return to the Yankees in 2015. He still has three years and $61 million remaining on his contract with the Bombers, and it looks as though both sides are working towards him returning to the lineup for the start of the 2015 campaign. While he's a name to keep in mind in the latter-half of fantasy drafts, the 39-year-old slugger is a shell of the elite option he once was.
Sep 27 - 1:27 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi announced Saturday that Dellin Betances will not pitch again this season.

It was a phenomenal year for the 23-year-old hurler, posting a 5-0 record, 1.40 ERA, 0.78 WHIP and 135/24 K/BB ratio over 90 innings. It will be interesting to see how the Yankees proceed with the impending free agency of David Robertson, as they appear to have a capable successor in house.
Sep 27 - 11:54 AM

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