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Yankees’ Brian Cashman addresses passing on Manny Machado, how George Steinbrenner would handle today’s free agents

TAMPA — The Yankees were wrapping up a spring training workout on Friday at Steinbrenner Field, their last before Grapefruit League play begins Saturday with a game against the Boston Red Sox in Fort Myers, when general manager Brian Cashman started taking questions from writers between the first ba


MLB rumors: Should Yankees make last-second Bryce Harper run? How does Opening Day lineup look? Mailbag

TAMPA — Yankees beat reporter Brendan Kuty answers questions from fans on Twitter. Topics include Bryce Harper, Opening Day lineup, Dallas Keuchel, players to watch, more. Absolutely. It’s more than a little dicey. After first base — because neither Luke Voit nor Greg Bird are proven — left field ma


Cashman says 'Manny belongs in San Diego' as Yankees GM continues to hype his 'special group of people'

TAMPA - Around the same time that Manny Machado was in Arizona putting on his new uniform and saying he was “finally a Padre,” Brian Cashman was here doubling down on the decision to pass. The Yankees GM said the Bombers will be just fine without the superstar infielder.


Brian Cashman: George Steinbrenner couldn’t sign every star in today’s MLB

TAMPA — One final time with gusto: The game as George Steinbrenner knew it has been dead for a long time. And those who think it is coming back are, at best, misguided. Standing in the broiling sun at George M. Steinbrenner Field on Friday morning, Brian Cashman was asked if The Boss would have chan


Report: Yankees, Padres discussed Andujar trade

The New York Yankees and San Diego Padres discussed a trade earlier this winter involving third baseman Miguel Andujar, according to Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports. Nightengale speculates the Yankees could have been the team that ended up landing Manny Machado had they moved Andujar. In an iron


Yankees Remove Jacoby Ellsbury From Spring Training Wall Display

You don't need to wait until Spring Training officially begins to realize things are changing for the Yankees. New York has an incredible offense in place, but they have to move on from some old things in order to make way for the new talent coming up. With Clint Frazier finally healthy, the Yankees


Yankees’ spring training includes team bonding with hypnotist

The Yankees did some team bonding on Friday, getting in a group session with celebrity hypnotist Ricky Kalmon amid spring training in Tampa. According to The Athletic, the activity was organized by manager Aaron Boone and director of mental conditioning Chad Bohling, with all the players, coaches an


Yankees Spring Training: Greg Bird Says He’s Ready To Reclaim 1B Job From Luke Voit

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Greg Bird is stronger, healthier and ready to challenge Luke Voit for the New York Yankees’ first-base job. After three injury-marred seasons, the 26-year old Bird reported to the Yankees’ spring training complex in early January and checked into camp at 230 pounds, up about 20 fr


The rotation options who could help solve Yankees’ biggest issue

TAMPA — This is a time of year when all the best-shape-of-my-life hokum and general optimism of spring can create illusion. But as a collective, the Yankees appear early in great shape physically, mentally and in talent.


Yankees fans must finally put George Steinbrenner era to rest

TAMPA — If I ever run for U.S. President, it’ll be exclusively for one reason:. To officially outlaw the invocation of George Steinbrenner by frustrated Yankees fans. With Manny Machado officially a Padre and with the Yankees’ Grapefruit League schedule set to begin on Saturday (Remember how George


The other way Yankees’ Aaron Judge is ‘elite’

TAMPA — Yankees manager Aaron Boone didn’t hesitate. Has star right fielder Aaron Judge — the face of the franchise — shown grown in his leadership role, even in these early days of spring training?


Yankees Broadcaster John Sterling Claims He's Nowhere Close to Retirement

​​New York Yankees broadcaster John Sterling will be entering his 31st season calling games, and even though he's 80 years old, he doesn't see any end in sight. “The Yankees and WFAN have assured me I‘m there as long as I want, and I’m very young in body and mind and spirit and voice, and so is Suzy


Yankees GM Brian Cashman on Manny Machado: 'You can't have 'em all'

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said specific dollar amounts were never discussed during the team's meeting with Manny Machado in December. But he was clear New York, and anyone else looking for help on its roster, would be interested in signing the infielder.


Yankees Legend Mariano Rivera Accused of Failing to Fulfill Child Support

​Life has been gravy for Mariano Rivera, especially as of late. The New York Yankees legend, and greatest closer of all time, was recently elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame as the first unanimous selection in history.


Yankees Fan Selling Gehrig Items to Pay His Red Sox-Loving Grandkids’ College Costs

WOODBRIDGE, Conn. — Among the family and wedding photos in Bob and Jill Ellis’s living room are black-and-white shots of Lou Gehrig, the Yankees’ legendary first baseman who died in 1941 at age 37.


Troy Tulowitzki says 'I can’t wait to prove myself' as he tries to show Yankees and rest of baseball he still has plenty left

TAMPA — Troy Tulowitzki is trying to beat the odds. The Blue Jays cut the veteran shortstop, so unconvinced were they that he could recover after missing a year to an ankle injury and surgery on his heels. They owe him $38 million through next season. Big price tag to clear a roster spot.


Yankees, Aaron Hicks talking extension; A.J. Pollock’s $55-million deal good starting point

TAMPA — Every day, the best part of spring training for Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks is immediately after practice when he returns to his condo to greet his new namesake.


Will MLB strike after 2021 season? Here’s what Yankees players said

TAMPA — Phillies reliever Pat Neshek said players “100 percent” will strike after the 2021 season — when the current collective bargaining agreement expires, according to a report from USA Today’s Gabe Lacques published Friday.


Why Yankees’ Tyler Wade is still believing he’ll be big part of present and future

TAMPA — A calendar year that included a lot frustration for Yankees infielder Tyler Wade wrapped up with a dream vacation to Hawaii. Aaron Judge, Michael O’Neill, nephew of Paul, and Wade – all high Yankees’ draft picks in 2013 and good buddies since played low-A ball together for the 2014 Charlesto


Bird, Voit have something to prove in Yankees’ first-base battle

TAMPA — One day you are Gary Sanchez and Aaron Judge. You are Miguel Andujar and Gleyber Torres. You are today and tomorrow and, snap, somehow it happens so quick that you are trying not to be yesterday.