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 ...
Mired in the worst slump of his career, New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira announced his retirement from baseball Friday, effective at the end of the 2016 season, per Pedro Gomez of ESPN:
ESPN's Buster Olney first reported the news, and Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports confirmed it.
The 36-year-old slugger has been hampered by injuries all season, and he's hitting just .198 with 10 home runs and 27 RBI. Teixeira hasn't appeared in more than 123 games in a single season since 2011. He missed nearly all of the 2013 campaign with a wrist ...
Alex Rodriguez is set to end his playing career this week, with the New York Yankees announcing Sunday he will play his final game Friday against the Tampa Bay Rays. The club will then release Rodriguez, and he will serve as a special advisor and instructor with the team through Dec. 31, 2017.
Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal provided the Yankees' announcement:
The decision to release Rodriguez doesn't come as a huge surprise. The Yankees indicated they were in rebuilding mode when they traded relief pitchers Aroldis Chapman and Andrew ...
New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez struck out in each of his four at-bats during Saturday's 6-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, becoming the first batter in major league history to record a four-strikeout performance in both his teens and forties, per Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN.com).
The 41-year-old continues to struggle in what may be his last season, but Saturday's showing was notably bad even by the reduced standards, with Rodriguez seeing just 17 pitches in four at-bats while recording a golden Sombrero.
Rays starter Drew Smyly fanned Rodriguez ...
Standing on the grass at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida, this spring watching Aaron Judge drill moon shots toward Dale Mabry Highway, you couldn't yet see into July, when the New York Yankees would hit the eject button on two-thirds of their killer back end of the bullpen and parachute into sell mode for the first time since 1989.
But here in midsummer, Andrew Miller now property of the Cleveland Indians, as the Yankees announced Sunday, and Aroldis Chapman now of the Chicago Cubs, you sure as heck can look ahead ...
The New York Yankees are remaking their bullpen prior to Monday's non-waiver trade deadline, acquiring right-hander Tyler Clippard from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.
MLB Network's Jon Heyman first reported the deal. Joel Sherman of the New York Post noted Clippard, under contract through next season, will serve as the seventh-inning setup man for the Yankees, with Adam Warren and a slate of young arms such as Luis Severino, Chad Green and Brian Mitchell bridging the eighth inning to Dellin Betances in the ninth.
The acquisition of Clippard is an interesting one ...
The New York Yankees are considering trading catcher Brian McCann ahead of the trade deadline Monday, though no deal is imminent.
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McCann Reportedly Set to Remain in New York
Monday, Aug. 1
Andrew Marchand of ESPN.com, citing a source, reported there has been "no discussion" between McCann and the Yankees regarding the catcher waiving his no-trade clause. Marchand added that "at the moment, it appears [McCann] will remain a Yankee."
McCann Linked to Braves
Sunday, July 31
MLB.com's Mark Bowman reported on Sunday that the "[Atlanta Braves] have discussed trading for [McCann]. It depends ...
Including this one, the New York Yankees have been winners in each of the last 24 seasons. That's meant 24 years of buying or staying the course at the trade deadline, as one does when one is a winner.
So go figure that doing the opposite before the August 1 deadline is exactly what the Yankees need now. This is a franchise in need of a turning point, and only by selling will it find it.
Brian Cashman, a key player in the Yankees front office since 1992 and general manager since ...
The New York Yankees are officially trade-deadline sellers. They announced as much by shipping hard-throwing closer Aroldis Chapman to the Chicago Cubs on Monday, per Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball.
It's an unfamiliar position for the big-spending Yanks, who are typically in the business of adding veteran pieces and keeping the switch flipped to "win now."
If the Chapman deal is any indication, however, New York can sell with the best of them.
In exchange for the Cuban southpaw, who will become a free agent after the season, the Yankees will receive prospects Gleyber ...
New York Yankees left-handed relief pitcher Andrew Miller is a valued target for pitching-hungry teams with the Aug. 1 non-waiver trade deadline approaching, and it appears the Yankees have found the right deal to move him.
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Indians Trade for Miller
Sunday, July 31
Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported the Cleveland Indians landed Miller. ESPN.com's Buster Olney reported the "Yankees [are] expected to get Indians prospects [Clint Frazier and Justus Sheffield] and others in the trade."
Nationals Interested in Miller
Friday, July 29
Jon Morosi of MLB Network, citing "sources who have spoken" with the Washington Nationals, ...