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Gary Sanchez Looks Like True Franchise Cornerstone for Yankees’ Next Golden Era

New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez has been a revelation. That statement is supported by a heap of numbers, but let's start with a single figure: two. That's how many times Sanchez—a 23-year-old rookie with fewer than 100 big league plate appearances to his name—was intentionally walked Wednesday. He also rapped two hits, including a double and a home run, in the Yankees' 5-0 win over the Seattle Mariners. He's now hitting .389 for the year with a 1.297 OPS. Here's the no-doubt homer, courtesy of the YES Network: We're in small-sample land, obviously. ...

Gary Sanchez Sets Yankees Franchise Record with 8 Home Runs in 1st 19 Games

The New York Yankees lost Monday’s game against the Seattle Mariners, 7-5, but not before rookie catcher Gary Sanchez made history. Sanchez drilled a solo home run in the first inning and a two-run shot in the sixth to give him eight for the season. According to Andrew Marchand of ESPN.com, Sanchez’s eight homers in his first 19 games have made him “the first player in the franchise’s history to hit so many long balls so quickly.” The Yankees newcomer has tasted success early in his big league career. Earlier Monday, the ...

Nathan Eovaldi Injury: Updates on Yankees P’s Recovery from Tommy John Surgery

The road to recovery for New York Yankees pitcher Nathan Eovaldi has begun after he underwent surgery on his right arm. Continue for updates.  Eovaldi Has Tommy John Surgery Friday, Aug. 19 Per Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Yankees announced Eovaldi had Tommy John surgery and underwent a procedure to repair his right flexor tendon.  The 26-year-old Eovaldi last pitched on Aug. 10 against the Boston Red Sox, lasting just one inning in a start before experiencing elbow discomfort. He was placed on the disabled list almost immediately before it was later announced ...

Yankees’ Youth Movement Could Lead to Shocking Playoff Push

The New York Yankees waved the white flag at the trade deadline. They shifted into sell mode, abandoned all hope of making the playoffs this season and trained their gaze squarely on the future. Yeah...about that. The future is indeed bright in the Bronx. After all their wheeling and dealing, the Yankees boast the No. 1 farm system in baseball, per Bleacher Report's Joel Reuter. And with a Brink's truck of expiring contracts coming off the books, they should have ample cash to burn in the potentially loaded 2018-19 free-agent class. But reports ...

Alex Rodriguez Officially Released by Yankees: Latest Comments, Reaction

One day after getting a king's send-off at Yankee Stadium, Alex Rodriguez is no longer a New York Yankees player. Per Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, the Yankees released Rodriguez prior to Saturday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays. The move was expected and part of a plan New York put in place when Rodriguez and the team announced Friday would be his final game. On Sunday, Hoch reported Rodriguez would play his last game for the Yankees and then be unconditionally released before serving as a special advisor through Dec. 31, 2017. Included in ...

After a Farewell Night Like No Other, Is This Really Goodbye for Alex Rodriguez?

NEW YORK — With most guys, the retirement announcement comes before the ceremony. No, not with most guys. With everyone. Everyone but Alex Rodriguez. It's always complicated with him, so of course it was complicated on the night that should mark the end of a brilliant if also monumentally flawed career. Of course the skies roared with thunder Friday, just as Yankee Stadium public address announcer Paul Olden said, "Alex, you've spent 12 of your 22 seasons with the Yankees." "It was certainly, like, biblical," Rodriguez himself said later. "You can't make that up. I ...

Gary Sanchez Gives 1st Glimpse of Yankees’ Bright Homegrown Future

There's not a lot of joy to be derived from the New York Yankees' present. Their 58-56 record is far from an Atlanta Braves-level disaster, but it marks the fourth year in a row they've been mired in mediocrity. And for the first time in a long time, they've accepted they need to make things worse to get better. When New York moved Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller and Carlos Beltran at the August 1 trade deadline, its first rebuild in over two decades was on. There is, however, some joy to be derived from ...

Alex Rodriguez-Joe Girardi Drama Making Yankees ‘Farewell Tour’ a Rocky Affair

Just when the New York Yankees allowed us to think we might be done forever with controversies centered around Alex Rodriguez, manager Joe Girardi pulled us back in. In case you've recently crawled out of a cave with no television and/or spotty Wi-Fi, we're in the final days of A-Rod's career. After 12 years of Alex's occasionally great, occasionally not-so-great and presently bad service for the Yankees, the club announced Sunday it will release the 41-year-old slugger from his contract, which runs through 2017, after he plays his last game at ...

Alex Rodriguez Comments on Playing Time with Yankees for Final Week of Career

New York Yankees fading star Alex Rodriguez might be in his final week as a major league ballplayer, but he won't be getting much of a chance to say goodbye on the field. After it was announced Sunday that Rodriguez would be released Friday, Yankees manager Joe Girardi told the media Tuesday the 41-year-old will not be playing in the first two games of New York's series against the Boston Red Sox, per ESPN.com's Andrew Marchand. Rodriguez spoke with the media shortly after learning about his playing schedule, per Marchand: "I'm disappointed. ...

Alex Rodriguez’s Final MLB Game Revealed, Will Serve Advisory Role After Release

Amid the worst season of his MLB career, New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez announced Sunday he will play his final game Friday before assuming a new role with the club. The three-time American League MVP made his decision public in a press conference, according to YES Network. Per Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, A-Rod will become a special advisor and instructor for the Yanks after Friday's clash with the Tampa Bay Rays. The Yankees and managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner released a statement following the announcement, per Jared Diamond of the ...
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