Player News - Yankees

Date: Team: Pos:

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday that he has received interest in Brett Gardner.

The Yankees are listening, but nothing sounds imminent. "He's here not because I can't move him; he's here because I'm not comfortable moving him, or haven't been satisfied in my asks that would make me move him," said Cashman. "You're going through the process, and you see if that changes. So far to this point, I've said no to a lot of different concepts thrown my way on it." Gardner is still under contract for two years at $26 million.
Dec 6 - 3:48 PM

CC Sabathia (knee) will begin a throwing program on Monday.

Sabathia underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in October. The big left-hander had an underrated bounce-back campaign in 2016, posting a 3.91 ERA and 152/65 K/BB ratio in 179 2/3 innings over 30 starts. He'll be ready to roll for the start of spring training.
Dec 2 - 12:48 PM

Masahiro Tanaka told the Japan Times that he hopes to pitch for Japan in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.

The Yankees surely have an opinion on that, so Tanaka indicated that nothing has been set in stone about his involvement. It's worth noting that Tanaka has the ability to opt out of his contract after 2017 and test free agency, so it might be in his best interests to take it easy in the spring and focus on the season ahead.
Source: Japan Times
Nov 30 - 10:25 AM

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman announced Saturday that top prospect Gleyber Torres will begin the 2017 season at Double-A Trenton.

The 19-year-old shortstop was recently named as the MVP of the Arizona Fall League, the youngest player to ever take home the award. He did so slashing .403/.513/.645 with three homers, 11 RBI and four stolen bases in 18 games. While it remains a longshot that he'll ascend to the big league club in 2017, the sky is truly the limit here.
Source: MiLB.com
Nov 27 - 6:18 PM

Dellin Betances announced Saturday that he'll pitch for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic.

Betances was eligible to pitch for either the Dominican squad or the United States and opted for the Dominican Republic because that's where his family is from and he wanted to make them proud. He's currently penciled in as the Yankees' closer for the upcoming season, though plans could change if they sign Aroldis Chapman back via free agency.
Nov 26 - 12:16 PM

Yankees released RHP Nathan Eovaldi.

He had been designated for assignment in order to free up a 40-man roster spot. Eovaldi wasn't going to be tendered a contract this winter, anyway, since it's his final year of arbitration eligibility and he'll miss 2017 following Tommy John and flexor tendon surgeries. Eovaldi will turn just 27 in February and should draw plenty of interest in teams that are willing to wait out his rehab.
Nov 25 - 8:23 AM

Yankees released RHP Nick Rumbelow.

The Yankees had removed Rumbelow from their 40-man roster and now he's a free agent. The right-hander will miss the beginning of next season while rehabbing from Tommy John surgery.
Nov 25 - 8:20 AM

Yankees released LHP Joe Mantiply.

The Yanks had removed him from their 40-man roster and now have removed him from their organization altogether. Mantiply held a 2.73 ERA and 69/12 K/BB ratio over 59 1/3 innings between Double- and Triple-A in 2016 and should be able to land on his feet elsewhere.
Nov 25 - 8:19 AM

Yankees designated LHP Joe Mantiply for assignment.

The Yankees just recently claimed Mantiply off waivers, but they've decided to use the 40-man roster spot elsewhere now. Mantiply held a 2.73 ERA and 69/12 K/BB ratio over 59 1/3 innings between Double- and Triple-A in 2016.
Nov 20 - 9:12 AM

Yankees designated RHP Nick Rumbelow for assignment.

The Bombers wanted to free up some space on their 40-man roster. Rumbelow won't be ready for the start of next season while continuing to rehab from Tommy John surgery.
Nov 20 - 9:11 AM

Yankees designated RHP Nathan Eovaldi for assignment.

Eovaldi will miss 2017 following Tommy John and flexor tendon surgeries, so the Yanks obviously didn't want to go to arbitration with him. The hard-throwing right-hander will land on his feet somewhere but won't be ready to pitch until spring training in 2018.
Nov 20 - 9:09 AM

Yankees released INF/OF Dustin Ackley.

The former No. 2 overall pick was projected by MLBTradeRumors.com to earn $3.2 million in his final year of arbitration eligibility. Ackley, who will turn 29 in February, has been a big disappointment, sporting a career .241/.304/.367 batting line over his six seasons. He had labrum surgery on his right shoulder in June.
Nov 20 - 9:05 AM

Yankees prospect Gleyber Torres was named the 2016 MVP of the Arizona Fall League.

The 19-year-old becomes the youngest player to ever win the award. Torres led the league in hitting (.403), on-base percentage (.513) and OPS (1.158) and finished second with a .645 slugging percentage. He also clubbed three home runs and scored 15 times in 18 games. He's expected to begin the 2017 season at Double-A Trenton.
Source: MLB.com
Nov 19 - 3:00 PM

Yankees purchased the contract of RHP Yefry Ramirez from High-A Tampa.

The 22-year-old is a converted infielder with a big arm that the Yankees have high hopes for. He compiled a 2.82 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 132/32 K/BB ratio across 124 1/3 innings between Class-A Charleston and High-A Tampa in 2016.
Nov 18 - 9:22 PM

Yankees purchased the contract of RHP Ronald Herrera from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

The 21-year-old hurler spent the majority of the season at Double-A Trenton where he went 10-7 with a 3.75 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 123/35 K/BB ratio in 137 innings. He's expected to open the 2017 season in the starting rotation at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Nov 18 - 9:04 PM


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