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New York Yankees: Trade rumors, transactions, news, notes

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Yankees targeting starters 'almost exclusively'

Rather than shopping for infielders, the Yankees are asking other teams about starting pitchers.

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New York Yankees Trade Deadline Preview

After a giant offseason spending spree, the Yankees are back in the pennant race, but they may need to keep dealing if they are going to return to October.

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Beltran hurt, could end up on disabled list

Beltran hyperextended his right elbow on Monday during batting practice.

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Yanks believed to have 6 deals in place for July 2

New York is expected to surpass their spending limit significantly.

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Abreu, Tanaka, Ventura frontrunners for AL R.O.Y.

There are nearly a dozen players that could win the award, but Abreu, Tanaka, and Ventura look like the frontrunners so far.

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Masahiro Tanaka's contract is already a bargain

Japanese right-handers with impossibly filthy splitters are the new market efficiency. The Yankees just realized it before everyone else.

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AL East roundup: Rays and Yankees are banged up

The East is the most evenly competitive division in baseball after the first 13 games.

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Yankees closer Robertson headed for DL

Robertson doesn't expect to miss much more than 15 days.

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2014 Season Preview: New York Yankees

The Yankees bought almost the entire upper-tier of the free agent market, but it still might not be enough to bring them back to October.

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Reactions to Jeter's farewell tour

"You're the best, kiddo. The best around. The worthy opponent."
--Billy Chapel, For Love of the Game

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Yankees introduce Masahiro Tanaka

"Hello, my name is Masahiro Tanaka. I'm very happy to be a Yankee."

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Masahiro Tanaka makes for a bright Yankees future

This offseason, the Yankees were like the Yankees of lore, signing pretty much whoever they pleased. With the addition of Masahiro Tanaka for 7 years and $155 million, their spending spree presumably finished, will it be enough to turn them into postseason contenders?

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Masahiro Tanaka throws strikeouts

It's somewhere around K89 you realize this is a thing.

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Yankees sign Tanaka

The Japanase superstar heads to the Yankees on the fifth-biggest contract for a pitcher in MLB history.

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Would signing Tanaka be enough for the Yankees?

How good were the Yankees last year? Are they better now than they were then? How much can signing Tanaka affect their win total in 2014, and will it be close to enough?

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Yankees offer Infante 3 years, Royals still in

Yankees, Royals are vying hard for Infante's services.

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Can Jay-Z make Robinson Cano an icon?

Jay-Z isn't just trying to sell teams on Robinson Cano, superstar second baseman, he is pitching Cano as a potential cultural icon. The idea isn't as crazy as it sounds.

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Jay-Z and Mets brass talk Robinson Cano

The hip-hop star did sit down with the Mets owner and GM to talk about Robinson Cano, but don't expect a deal to emerge from this dinner.

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Yankees discussing Ellsbury, Garza, Drew

The Yankees seem poised to make a big splash this winter.

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Tigers should chase Cano

The Tigers stayed alive last night with some gutsy performances by Max Scherzer and Victor Martinez, but they're still just one game away from elimination. They may be thinking about what they can do this winter to get themselves another shot, whether they win Game 5 or not.

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Rangers likely to pursue Cano

ESPNNewYork's Andrew Marchand lists the Rangers as the most likely destination for the free agent second baseman.

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A-Rod Biogenesis scandal summary

Here's a quick summary of everything you need to know about the A-Rod/Biogenesis scandal, starting sometime last week.

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Cano headed to free agency?

Cano, possibly the best 2nd baseman alive, could be headed to free agency -- and the Yankees might lose him to a higher bidder.

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Yankees notes: Huff, Kuroda, Chamberlain

Examining some recent news involving the New York Yankees.

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Yankees activate Ivan Nova

Nova will return to the team as a long reliever, not a starting pitcher.

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Yankees acquire Reid Brignac

The Yankees acquired an infielder who the Rockies designated for assignment for the second time this season.

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Yanks, Cano still talking contract

Hal Steinbrenner has confirmed that the club is still working towards a deal with Cano's new representation.

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Yankees DFA Nelson, call up Adams

New York swapped out its newest acquisition for the now-healthy Adams.

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Eduardo Nunez to DL with sore ribs

Nunez is the eleventh Yankees player currently on the disabled list.

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David Robertson battling sore hamstring

The Yankees set-up man will miss the team's series against the Oakland Athletics.

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Joba Chamberlain to DL

Chamberlain will join a crowded Yankees' disabled list.

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Late May earliest return for Teixeira

More likely, however, is that Tex will not return to the Yankees until June.

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Nelson draws interest from Yanks

Colorado's recently DFA-ed third baseman has appeared on New York's radar, though perhaps only briefly.

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Youkilis to DL, Joseph promoted

The veteran has missed eight of the club's last nine with a balky back, and will now miss several more.

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Cano NOT linked to Biogenesis

The league did look into the Yankees' second baseman, but his ties to the clinic are "either nonexistent or immaterial."

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Jeter won't set timetable on return

Derek Jeter met with reporters today to give an update on his rehab.

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Granderson eyeing May return

Yankees OF Curtis Granderson is confident that he'll rejoin the team at some point in May.

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Teixeira taking it slow

Teixeira is taking his recovery slow as he aims to return for the Yankees.

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Kevin Youkilis leaves game with back tightness

The veteran third baseman is the latest Yankee to go down with an injury.

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Jeter out through All-Star break

Derek Jeter made an unscheduled visit to Charlotte to see an ankle surgeon today.

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Jeter return pushed back

The Captain will not be returning to the Bronx by May 1, as he is still a ways away from seeing any game action.

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Granderson still not swinging

Until the outfielder is able to get in the batting cage, the Yankees won't know when he can suit up.

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A-Rod running again

Alex Rodriguez's recovery from major hip surgery has progressed to running slowly on a treadmill.

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Report: A-Rod purchased Biogenesis documents

Alex Rodriguez has allegedly purchased documents from Biogenesis for the purpose of destroying them.

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Granderson resumes throwing

New York Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson threw for the first time since breaking his right forearm.

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Teixeira to take swings

Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira expects to be cleared to begin swinging a bat as soon as today.

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Jeter takes BP

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has resumed on-field hitting, as he took batting practice for the first time since his setback.

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Yanks re-sign Rapada

New York has brought back the left-hander on a minor-league deal.

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Nunez exits after HBP

Yankees infielder Eduardo Nunez exited today's game after getting hit by a pitch by Tigers right-hander Doug Fister.

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Kuroda hopeful for next start

Hiroki Kuroda is hopeful that he'll be able to make his next scheduled start for the Yankees.

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Jeter aiming for May 1

The Yankees are aiming for a May 1 return for Derek Jeter.

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Yanks release Aardsma

The New York Yankees have release right-handed reliever David Aardsma.

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Tex targeting May 1

The first baseman may be recovering quicker from his wrist injury than he first thought.

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Kuroda leaves start, is OK

The veteran right-hander took a line drive off his pitching hand in the second inning, forcing New York to pull Kuroda after 41 pitches.

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Yanks release Rapada

The New York Yankees have released left-handed reliever Clay Rapada.

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Cano talks to resume

With Robinson Cano's agency change, extension talks with the Yankees could resume in the near future.

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AL East notes

There were several happenings in the American League East today, including a Jay-Z siting!

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Cano fires Boras, hires Jay-Z

Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano has fired his agent, Scott Boras, and will seek new representation.

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Jeter, Hughes, Tex making progress

The trio of maimed Bombers are making small steps in their recoveries.

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A-Rod recovery 'going very well'

Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez told reporters his recovery is "going very well."

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Yanks DFA Aardsma

The New York Yankees have designated right-handed reliever David Aardsma for assignment.

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Jeter shut down

Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter will not play in another spring training contest until at least next week.

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Danks, Hughes DL bound

John Danks and Phil Hughes will start the regular season on the DL.

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Yanks claim Demel

The New York Yankees have claimed right-handed pitcher Sam Demel off waivers from the Houston Astros.

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Yanks release Adams

New York has made room on their 40-man roster for Vernon Wells by releasing a minor-league infielder.

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Yanks sign Overbay

The New York Yankees have signed first baseman Lyle Overbay.

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Yanks claim Otero

The New York Yankees have claimed right-hander Dan Otero off waivers from the San Francisco Giants.

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Jeter to start season on DL

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is expected to begin the season on the disabled list.

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Yankees trade for Wells (UPDATED)

The man with the un-tradeable contract has been traded... again.

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Yanks infield options

The New York Yankees are said to be scouring the market for corner infielders.

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Yanks, Wang reach agreement

The New York Yankees have agreed to terms with free agent right-hander Chien-Ming Wang.

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Yanks calling on everyone

The New York Yankees are still actively seeking help at first and third base.

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DL for Hughes, Rapada?

New York is liable to start the season missing a couple more pieces.

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Yanks could sign Lohse

The New York Yankees could sign free agent Kyle Lohse, but general manager Brian Cashman wants no part of the right-hander.

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Jeter day-to-day

The Captain is day-to-day with some swelling in his surgically-repaired ankle.

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Yanks STILL looking for outfielders

Even after signing Brennan Boesch and Ben Francisco -- not to mention releasing Matt Diaz -- New York is still on the prowl for outfield help.

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Yanks release Matt Diaz

New York now has one less righty-hitting outfielder to choose from for the fourth outfielder gig.

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Cervelli to start?

Manager Joe Girardi has indicated that Cervelli is likely to be behind the plate come Opening Day.

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Yanks eyeing Cooper

The Yankees will take a look at first baseman David Cooper, who was recently released by the Jays.

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Rangers are scouting Joba

The Texas Rangers are scouting New York Yankees right-handed reliever Joba Chamberlain.

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Yanks not in on Huff

The Yankees have not reached out to free agent first baseman Aubrey Huff.

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Jeter back at short

Yankees captain Derek Jeter is planning to return to shortstop Wednesday night.

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Cashman: Not optimistic about D-Lee

New York has been trying to reel a few players out of retirement this week, but have not had much luck so far.

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CC set for Friday debut

Yankees left-hander C.C. Sabathia will make his spring training debut Friday.

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Yanks sign Francisco

The New York Yankees have signed free agent outfielder Ben Francisco.

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Yanks eyeing Rolen, Chipper?

In their search for a replacement middle infielder, the Yankees have called veteran third basemen Chipper Jones and Scott Rolen.

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Derrek Lee to the rescue?

New York has gotten creative in their search for first base help, reaching out to the retired Lee about returning to baseball.

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Pettitte, Jeter to debut soon

Andy Pettitte and Derek Jeter are expected to make their spring training debuts very soon.

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Teixeira doesn't require surgery

Mark Teixeira's strained wrist won't require surgery.

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More Yankee options

Buster Olney speculates that New York could target Don Kelly or Russ Canzler as fill ins for the injured Mark Teixeira.

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Jeter still targeting OD

GM Brian Cashman told reporters SS Derek Jeter is the least of the Yankees' worries.

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Colvin an option for NYY?

Is Rockies 1B/OF Tyler Colvin a potential option for the Yankees?

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Anything's possible for Yanks

The New York Yankees are on the hunt for a corner infielder, and Ken Davidoff of The New York Post says "anything is possible at this point."

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Yankees eyeing corner IFs

WIth Mark Teixeira out 8-10 weeks, the New York Yankees will survey the market for corner infielders.

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Teixeira out 8-10 weeks

The Yankees' first baseman will miss about two months of the season due to a strained right wrist.

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Teixeira, Garcia go down

The Yanks lost two more to injury, both suffered while swinging the bat in practice.

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Yankees ink Bootcheck

New York has reportedly added the veteran right-hander on a split contract.

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Yankees watching Wang

The New York Yankees were among the teams that watched Chien-Ming Wang lead Chinese Taipei over Australia in the WBC.

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Twins, Yanks not in on Vlad

The Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees are reportedly not interested in Vlad Guerrero.

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Yanks, Tribe not in on Lohse

The Yankees and Indians are still not interested in free agent Kyle Lohse.

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Hughes to DL?

Joe Girardi said "it's possible" Phil Hughes might not be ready for the start of the regular season.

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Youk scratched with cramp

Yankees 3B Kevin Youkilis was scratched from today's game after experiencing a "very, very mild" cramp on his left side.

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Yanks unlikely to acquire Soriano

Cubs sources can't imagine the Yankees pursuing outfielder Alfonso Soriano.

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Damon offers services to Yanks

Though New York might not regard Damon on quite the same level.

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Wells to NY unlikely

The Angels will "probably not" ship Vernon Wells to the Yankees this spring.

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Who fills in for Grandy?

While the pickings are slim, the Yankees do have several potential options to fill in for Curtis Granderson.

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Who's eyeing Cano?

If the Yankees don't sign Robinson Cano to an extension, the Dodgers, Cubs, Nationals and Astros could all potentially be interested in the slugger.

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Hughes out, but still no Lohse for NY

New York is on the prowl for a veteran arm to shore up the back of their rotation -- especially now that Phil Hughes is out with a sore back -- but still have no intention of pursuing Kyle Lohse.

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Yanks thinking big $ for Cano?

New York owner Hal Steinbrenner has indicated that his club is willing to "consider a significant long-term contract" for second baseman Robinson Cano.

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Yanks considering Soriano?

The New York Yankees will not give up a top or even "good prospect" in exchange for Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano.

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Granderson headed for free agency?

All indications are the New York Yankees are "inclined to bid farewell" to Curtis Granderson.

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Yanks hesitant to extend Cano?

Alex Rodriguez's situation has the Yankees more hesitant when it comes to extending Robinson Cano.

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Yankees eyeing Wang

The New York Yankees are keeping tabs on free agent right-hander Chien-Ming Wang.

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Nova not guaranteed rotation spot

Yankees manager Joe Girardi says Ivan Nova will have to "go out and prove himself" to win a spot in the team's rotation.

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Yanks, Cano not on same page

New York has had preliminary conversations with the star second baseman about a long-term contract extension, but the club's valuation of Cano differs greatly from that of agent Scott Boras.

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A-Rod to 60-day DL

The New York Yankees have placed third baseman Alex Rodriguez on the 60-day disabled list.

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Yanks, Cano talking extension?

New York has made an exception to their rule about negotiating with players before they hit the open market.

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Yankees still need righty bat

The Yankee owner might believe that he has a "championship caliber" team, but Hal Steinbrenner still wants to find a right-handed bat to give the team more pop against lefties.

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A-Rod doping pattern revealed?

Notebooks tied to Biogenesis connect Alex Rodriguez to "a suggested volume of doping almost unheard of in baseball."

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Report: MLB out to get A-Rod?

Anonymous sources have made some very strong claims to the New York Daily News about what they say are A-Rod's beliefs regarding the latest steroids allegations.

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Yanks targeting RHH OF

The New York Yankees remain in the market for a right-handed-hitting outfielder.

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REPORT: Bosch injected A-Rod

Anthony Bosch injected New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez with performance-enhancing drugs, according to a report.

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A-Rod is *NOT* retiring

Despite the best wishes of several baseball writers over the last few days, Alex Rodriguez has no plans to hang up his cleats and is already hard at work on his post-op rehab program.

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Yankees to sign Hafner

The New York Yankees have signed free-agent designated hitter Travis Hafner to a one-year deal in the neighborhood of $2 million.

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A-Rod unlikely to return

Third baseman Alex Rodriguez is unlikely to play for the New York Yankees again.

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Yanks talking with Hafner

Are the Yankees nearing a deal with free agent DH Travis Hafner?

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A-Rod done in the Bronx?

Could the lastest chapter in the Yankees/A-Rod saga be the last?

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Yankees sign Juan Rivera

New York signs a familiar face in their search for a right-handed bat.

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Jeter back on field

Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter resumed baseball activities on Monday for the first time since suffering his broken ankle.

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Yanks will miss Martin

The New York Yankees will miss catcher Russell Martin for several reasons.

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Yankees Round Up: A-Rod, Robertson, Johnson, Kotta

The Yankees have been strangely quiet this off-season, staying out of the Josh Hamilton and Zack Greinke bidding, passing up the chance to trade for Justin Upton and generally laying low. Has austerity finally come to the Bronx or is this the calm before the spending storm?

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A-Rod out for 2013?

There's a chance that Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez could miss the entire 2013 season.

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Yankees, Robertson avoid arb

The New York Yankees have avoided arbitration with right-hander David Robertson.

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Yankees sign Dan Johnson

The New York Yankees have signed infielder/designated hitter Dan Johnson to a minor league contract.

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Yankees, Hughes avoid arbitration

The right-hander agrees to a one-year, $7.15 million deal with New York to avoid an arbitration hearing.

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Yankees not in on Upton

The Yankees have not increased their pursuit of Diamondbacks' outfielder Justin Upton since he declined a trade to the Mariners.

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Marcus Thames retires

10-year veteran Marcus Thames' playing career is over, as the 35-year-old will become the Yankees high-A hitting coach.

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A-Rod surgery set

A-Rod will undergo his hip operation next Wednesday, January 16.

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Yanks not sold on Hairston

The club believes that the righty slugger is likely to sign elsewhere.

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Jeter still on target

Yankees SS Derek Jeter is still on target to be ready to go for Opening Day 2013.

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Hairston in New York state of mind

The outfielder is being courted by both New York franchises, each offering desirable options.

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Yankees interested in Francisco

The Yankees have expressed interest in Ben Francisco, but they aren't targeted designated hitter Jim Thome.

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Rivera at 95%

Mo says his knee is at 95 percent and that he will begin a throwing program next week.

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Yanks DH hunting?

The Bronx Bombers are still on the prowl for DH help, and may have been in the running for the Big Puma before he signed with Texas.

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Yankees' bullpen set

GM Brian Cashman has explicitly stated he is done shoring up the pen.

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A-Rod surgery still on hold

The procedure on Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez isn't expected to take place until the middle of January, at the earliest.

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Yankees not pursuing Young

New York is still looking for a right-handed bat, but has "no interest" in Delmon Young.

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Yankees offseason roundup

Here's a roundup of all the recent news and notes regarding the New York Yankees.

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Hideki Matsui retires

Hideki Matsui will announce his retirement later tonight.

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Yankees still seeking bat?

Are the Yankees still in the market for a right-handed-hitting outfielder?

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Yanks sign Matt Diaz

New York has inked the outfielder to a minor-league deal with a spring training invite.

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Yanks need righty bat

New York is on the prowl for a right-handed hitting outfielder.

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Yankees set at catcher?

The Yankees presently plan to go with a combination of Francisco Cervelli, Chris Stewart and Austin Romine behind the plate in 2013.

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'No chance' NY signs Bourn

While it’s been reported that the New York Yankees are quietly targeting free agent Michael Bourn, there is “no chance” the team will sign, or even pursue, the center fielder.

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Yanks bringing back Ibanez?

The Yankees may be looking to bring yet another veteran back into the fold for next season.

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Granderson will hit open market

Curtis Granderson doesn't expect to reach an agreement on an extension with the Yankees before he hits the open market.

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Yankees and Angels Talk Vernon Wells

The Yankees are looking for a right-handed hitting outfielder and the Angels have too many players in their outfield. The two teams are a natural fit, but Vernon Wells is hardly the name Yankees fans are hoping to hear being discussed.

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Yankees designate Josh Spence

The New York Yankees have designated left-hander Josh Spence for assignment.

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Yankees re-sign Suzuki

The New York Yankees have re-signed the veteran outfielder on a two-year deal.

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Yanks sign Wilson, Velazquez

Wilson's deal also includes an invitation to spring training. It is likely Velazquez's deal does as well.

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Yankees Notes

The latest offseason news and rumors for the New York Yankees.

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Yankees Sign Youkilis

The Yankees have agreed on a one-year deal with Kevin Youkilis

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Yanks, Suzuki nearing deal

New York is expected to re-sign the veteran outfielder within the next few days.

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Youk considering Yanks offer

Free agent corner infielder Kevin Youkilis is “seriously considering” the New York Yankees offer.

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Yanks pushing for Ichiro

New York is making a run at re-signing the 39-year-old outfielder.

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Pinstripes for Pierzynski?

After watching Russell Martin leave via free agency to Pittsburgh, the New York Yankees are seemingly in the market for a starting catcher.

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AL East Roundup

The AL East has never been more wide open and all five teams are working hard to build a winner in 2013. Here are the latest signings and rumors from around the division.

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Yankees, Gardner avoid arbitration

The New York Yankees have announced that they’ve reached a one-year contract with outfielder Brett Gardner.

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Youk's decision: Indians or Yankees

The slugger must decide between playing for his former manager or his former rival.

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Yankees offer Youkilis contract

The New York Yankees have offered free agent Kevin Youkilis a one-year, $12 million contract.

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Yankees pursuing Reynolds

The Bronx Bombers met with the third baseman's agent in Nashville today.

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Yankees frontrunner for Schierholtz

The Yankees are the frontrunner to sign free agent outfielder Nate Schierholtz.

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Yankees really want Keppinger?

The Bronx Bombers are one of several clubs looking at the free-agent infielder.

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Yankees in talks to sign A.J. Pierzynski?

The Yankees are reportedly going after catcher A.J. Pierzynski.

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Yankees shopping Granderson?

The Yankees could clear up considerable salary space by moving the center fielder

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A-Rod out 1st half of 2013

The veteran third baseman will miss the first half of 2013.

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Yanks, eight others in on Schierholtz

Schierholtz has drawn a lot of interest since being non-tendered last week.

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