Player News - Yankees

Date: Team: Pos:

Yankees signed C Chace Numata to a minor league contract.

Numata batted just .249/.318/.351 with four home runs and 28 RBI in 84 games this summer for the Double-A affiliate of the Phillies. The 25-year-old catcher is nothing more than minor league depth for the Yankees.
Nov 23 - 2:31 PM

The representatives for free agent Todd Frazier are pitching him as an option to play either third or first base.

Frazier has spent almost his entire career at third base, but presenting his ability to play first base -- a spot he's appeared at 94 times in his seven-year career -- obviously makes sense for marketing purposes. The right-handed-hitting 31-year-old is coming off a season in which he slugged 27 homers with a .772 OPS between the White Sox and Yankees, and given that right-handed power is always at a premium, he could receive a significant payday at either position for a team that believes he can bat in or near the middle of the order.
Source: MLB.com
Nov 22 - 4:34 PM

Aaron Judge underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder Monday.

The procedure involved a loose-body removal and cartilage clean-up. The good news is that he's expected to be recovered in time for spring training. It was acknowledged that Judge had a shoulder issue during his slide after the All-Star break, though he tried to downplay the severity of the situation. Obviously it was more serious than he wanted to say. Judge won the AL Rookie of the Year Award and finished second in the balloting for the AL MVP after batting .284/.422/.627 with a league-leading 52 homers.
Nov 21 - 3:28 PM

Yankees purchased the contract of SS Gleyber Torres from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

The top prospect's 2017 season ended when he had Tommy John surgery in June, but he is expected to be ready for the beginning of 2018. Torres should push to debut early on next season.
Nov 20 - 7:56 PM

Yankees purchased the contract of OF Billy McKinney from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

McKinney, 23, batted .277/.338/.483 with 16 homers between Double- and Triple-A this season. The former first-rounder is now protected from the Rule 5 Draft.
Nov 20 - 7:54 PM

Yankees purchased the contract of RHP Jonathan Loaisiga from Short-Season Staten Island.

Loaisiga, 23, held a 1.38 ERA and 33/3 K/BB ratio over 32 2/3 innings in the low minors in 2017. He's now protected from the Rule 5 Draft.
Nov 20 - 7:53 PM

Yankees purchased the contract of INF Thairo Estrada from Double-A Trenton.

Estrada, 21, hit .301/.353/.392 with six homers for Trenton this season. He's now protected from the Rule 5 Draft.
Nov 20 - 7:50 PM

Yankees purchased the contract of RHP Domingo Acevedo from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Acevedo, 23, posted a 3.25 ERA and 142/34 K/BB ratio over 133 innings across three levels in 2017. He now cannot be taken in the Rule 5 Draft.
Nov 20 - 7:48 PM

Yankees purchased the contract of RHP Albert Abreu from High-A Tampa.

Abreu, 22, held a 3.38 ERA and 61/18 K/BB ratio over 53 1/3 innings across three levels in 2017. He's now protected from the Rule 5 Draft.
Nov 20 - 7:46 PM

Yankees acquired RHP Mike King and international signing bonus pool money from the Marlins for 1B Garrett Cooper and LHP Caleb Smith.

King posted a 3.14 ERA and 106/21 K/BB ratio over 149 innings at the Low-A level in 2017. The real news here is that the Yanks now have $250,000 more to spend on Shohei Otani.
Nov 20 - 7:45 PM

Yankees purchased LHP Reiver Sanmartin from the Rangers for RHP Ronald Herrera.

Sanmartin isn't required to be added to the 40-man roster. The 22-year-old put up a sparkling 2.45 ERA and 56/9 K/BB ratio in 66 innings this year between Class A Hickory and Low-A Spokane.
Nov 20 - 1:07 PM

Yankees acquired LHP JP Sears and RHP Juan Then from the Mariners for RHP Nick Rumbelow.

Sears was an 11th round draft pick of the Mariners in 2017, and went on to allow just two earned runs over 27 2/3 innings in his professional debut. The southpaw also struck out 51 while walking 12. He could move quickly through the Yanks system if he remains as a reliever.
Nov 18 - 5:02 PM

Yankees acquired RHP Juan Then and LHP JP Sears from the Mariners for RHP Nick Rumbelow.

Then made his professional debut in 2017, putting up a 2.64 ERA and 1.06 WHIP with 56 strikeouts in 13 starts in the Dominican Summer League. He was signed by the Mariners as an international free agent in July 2016.
Nov 18 - 4:58 PM

Andrew Marchand of ESPN reports that the Yankees interviewed Dodgers' third base coach Chris Woodward for their managerial opening.

Woodward, who has no managerial experience at the big league level, joins Aaron Boone, Hensley Meulens, Eric Wedge and Rob Thomson as candidates who have already interviewed for the gig.
Nov 18 - 2:19 PM

MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports that ESPN broadcaster Aaron Boone interviewed for the Yankees' manager job on Friday.

The Yankees are casting a wide net in their search to replace Joe Girardi, and that includes Boone, who has no coaching experience at any level. Joel Sherman of the New York Post wrote earlier this week of Boone that the Yankees "are intrigued if his charisma and passion can compensate for inexperience." Boone would seem to be a long shot to get the job, but no favorites appear to have emerged to this point.
Nov 17 - 1:35 PM


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