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  • Manny Banuelos was optioned to the minors Sunday, but the lefty says he’s still aiming to get a callup to the Yankees this season, his first one back healthy after Tommy John surgery. “I think I’m going to make it, if I stay healthy,” Banuelos said a little while after receiving the news. “I ... read more...
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  • On this week's Daily News Yankees Podcast, Mark Feinsand chats one-on-one with new Yankees closer David Robertson about replacing the legendary Mariano Rivera, the team's recent trip to Panama and more. Mark also sits down with Boston Globe Red Sox beat writer Peter Abraham to discuss Jacoby ... read more...
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  • Mason Williams, the outfielder who is one of the Yankees’ top prospects, made two nice plays in center Saturday in the Yankees' 2-1 loss to Baltimore and has gained notice in camp with his defensive ability.    “Mason is a really, really good defender in center field,” said third-base ... read more...
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  • The Yankees added many new faces to the roster this winter, including a pair of nine-figure free agents in Masahiro Tanaka and Jacoby Ellsbury.  Yet when asked which of this offseason's moves will have the greatest impact on the Yankees, Rays manager Joe Maddon didn't hesitate before ... read more...
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  • Francisco Cervelli is already having a good spring, but after his experience two years ago, can he ever really feel safe?   On the final day of spring training in 2012, Cervelli was called into Joe Girardi’s office and told the team had traded for Chris Stewart and he was being sent to ... read more...
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  • Busy day here in Tampa, where Jacoby Ellsbury took six at-bats in a minor-league game, Michael Pineda was named the No. 5 starter and Joe Girardi laid out the plans for the entire rotation.   Here’s a sampling of what was being said in the clubhouse:   Joe Girardi on Pineda winning the No. 5 ... read more...
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  • TAMPA – There’s going to be a lot of attention on David Robertson this spring as he prepares to replace Mariano Rivera as the Yankee closer. So even his first outing in a spring game was worth talking about, even though it was brief and mostly uneventful.   Robertson pitched one scoreless ... read more...
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  • From Bob Nightengale:Commissioner Bud Selig is prepared to levy a lifetime suspension on New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, while suspending about eight others before the weekend, two people with knowledge of the negotiati... read more...
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  • After a terrific outing in his second start Monday, Ivan Nova was getting rave reviews in the Yankee clubhouse.   “Love where he’s at right now,” Joe Girardi said.   “There is no ceiling on a guy like him,” said catcher Brian McCann. “He can do whatever he wants. If he gets into a groove, he ... read more...
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  • Derek Jeter tried to tell us today wasn’t a “press conference” about his retirement, but rather the usual first-day-of-camp media session he holds annually.   Yeah, right.   One way or another, all questions lobbed at the Captain had to do with last week’s announcement that he would retire ... read more...
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  • The view from behind the plate at Red Sox camp is that new Yankees catcher Brian McCann will be a player fans fall for quickly.   That’s according to his old Atlanta teammate David Ross, the Boston backup. Ross says he considers McCann one of his best friends in baseball and appreciates ... read more...
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  • The season doesn’t start until April 1, but the Yankees and Red Sox are already at it.   During a session with reporters in Fort Myers on Friday, Red Sox president & CEO Larry Lucchino took some shots at the Yankees after the Bombers spent $438 million to sign Masahiro Tanaka, Jacoby Ellsbury, ... read more...
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  • The New York Yankees just swept the Toronto Blue Jays to pull within 1.5 games of first place in the AL East. Now there is another AL East opponent on the Yankees schedule in the Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles are just a game behind the Yankees after their own series victory. On a weekend where t... read more...
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  • LAKELAND, Fla. – Gary Sanchez said he was home watching ESPN over the winter when he saw the news that the Yankees had signed Brian McCann, effectively blocking his path to the starting catcher job for the foreseeable future. Sanchez, the Yanks’ top prospect, said he didn’t get down about it, ... read more...
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  • Derek Jeter walks out of the dugout for his first official workout of the spring. Jeter and the Yankees warm up for the first workout. Jeter and Roberts get their first work in as double-play partners. Jeter takes batting practice. read more...
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  • Our friends at Bovada have released their over/under win totals for all 30 teams in 2014. The Yankees are listed at 86.5, a number that would indicate they are not favored to win the American League East and are only a borderline playoff team in the site's eyes. Three American League teams ... read more...
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