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Derek Jeter Misses Yankees Spring Training Games Due »

Derek Jeter will miss another spring training game for the New York Yankees on Wednesday because of a sore left ankle, according to ESPNNewYork.com's Wallace Matthews.Jeter was scratched from the Yankees spring training game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday due to a "cranky" left ankle, according to manager Joe Girardi (via [...]

Yankees GM Brian Cashman Won’t Pursue Johnny »

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said on Tuesday that the club wasn't interested in pursuing free-agent outfielder Johnny Damon, according to Wallace Matthews of ESPNNewYork.com.Matthews tweeted on Tuesday: Cashman on Johnny Damon II: It's just not something that we're going to pursue— wallace matthews (@ESPNNYYankees) February [...]

MLB Rumors: Nick Swisher Won’t Be Worth the »

Nick Swisher will reportedly seek a "Jayson Werth contract" when he hits free agency after the season, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.In layman's terms, that means about seven years, $126 million.The crazy thing is, Swisher may get closer to that number than you would think.The suspension of Melky Cabrera for testing positive for [...]

Yankees Trade Rumors: Rafael Betancourt Would Bolster »

Despite the absence of Mariano Rivera, the New York Yankees still have one of the top bullpens in baseball.Adding Colorado Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt would make the Yankees hard to beat.Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post reported on Sunday that the Yankees were one of several teams vying for Betancourt before the trade deadline. I know [...]

Reggie Jackson: New York Yankees Pushing Away Mr. »

Reggie Jackson, aka "Mr. October," has 563 career home runs. He helped the New York Yankees win two World Series championships. Frankly, he has the right to say whatever he wants.Jackson, who earned his nickname in the playoffs of 1977 and 1978, recently questioned Alex Rodriguez's numbers after Rodriguez admitted to using performance-enhancing [...]

Andy Pettitte Return: New York Yankees Add Insurance »

Who knows how Andy Pettitte will perform in his return to the New York Yankees.But when the Yankees signed him to a $2.5 million minor league deal on Friday, they were undoubtedly adding insurance at the back of the rotation.The Yankees' starters combined for a 4.03 ERA last season, which ranked fifth in the American League. A lot of that had to [...]

Derek Jeter: The Captain Records 3,000th Hit in Style »

Coming into Saturday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays, New York Yankees star Derek Jeter was batting .257 and had two home runs for the season.But needing two hits to reach 3,000 hits for his career, Jeter got it over with early, rising to the occasion like he has so many times before, singling then hitting a home run for his 3,000th hit.Jeter [...]

MLB Rumors: Who Are the Yankees Going To Overpay Next? »

With rumors swirling around Cliff Lee (will he stay in Texas, will he go?), it's not all doom and gloom for the New York Yankees if they don't land him. Especially when you have millions and millions of dollars to shove in players' faces.With that in mind, Here are the Top 10 players that the Yankees could potentially overpay to get what they want [...]