11:17 PM EST, Wed January 28, 2015

Yankees minor leaguer Tyler Palmer suspended

Earlier today, Major League Baseball announced that four minor league players have been suspended for violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. One was a free agent, one was with a Diamondbacks, one was with the Pirates … and one was with the Yankees. Here’s the paragraph of interest: New York Yankees […] The post Yankees minor leaguer Tyler Palmer suspended appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
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Looking ahead to the Yankees spring roster battles

The Yankees picked Didi Gregorius to be their shortstop. They chose Chase Headley to play third base. Chris Capuano was signed to be the stopgap fifth starter, David Carpenter was added to pitch some key innings of relief, and Garrett Jones was added to back up at three key spots. We know these things...

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MLBPA will back Alex Rodriguez if Yankees deny his bonus $$$

MLBPA will back Alex Rodriguez if Yankees deny his bonus $$$

A-Rod will have at least one ally if the Yankees refuse to pay bonuses tied to the slugger's climb up the all-time home run record.
Newark Star-Ledger Jan 27, 2015

Yankees vs. Alex Rodriguez: How lawyers say team could avoid paying him

Yankees reportedly hope to avoid paying A-Rod home run performance bonuses
Newark Star-Ledger Jan 27, 2015
WATCH: Reported Yankees target Hector Olivera works out

WATCH: Reported Yankees target Hector Olivera works out

Second baseman shows off in front of scouts in the Dominican Republic

Looking ahead to Yankees non-roster invitations

Last year the Yankees announced their non-roster spring invites on January 29. The year before, the non-roster list was released on January 31. Point is, we could have the Yankees full spring training roster by the end of the week (of course, the Yankees could also wait until the second week of February, like they […] The post Looking ahead to Yankees non-roster invitations appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
Newark Star-Ledger Jan 27, 2015
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's list of favorite athletes includes ....

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's list of favorite athletes includes ....

The quarterback's answer may upset some people in Boston.

In defense of frustration and disappointment

Just like yesterday, it’s time to play devil’s advocate a little bit. While Monday’s Pinch Hitter wrote about the negative impact of the Yankees new offseason approach — Mitchell feels the Yankees ownership is backing out of an unwritten commitment to the fans — today’s Pinch Hitter, Brendan, focused on the positive and called out […] The post In defense of frustration and disappointment appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

Pinch hitting: Brendan Sennott

Today’s Pinch Hitter is Brendan Sennott, a 38-year-old marketing executive and one-time local sports reporter currently living in suburban Detroit (he’s originally from the East Coast). Brendan has two “insanely cute” kids named Aubrey and Declan (we’ll have to take his word on the insanely cute part) and his wife’s name is Angela (“who wants […] The post Pinch hitting: Brendan Sennott appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
Newark Star-Ledger Jan 27, 2015

5 Yankees who would love MLB to ban defensive shifts

New commissioner has said he might be in favor of banning defensive shifts

Baseball transitions from Selig to Manfred

An important passing of the torch took place on Sunday as longtime baseball commissioner Bud Selig stepped away from the job and Rob Manfred took over. Published on MLB.com, Manfred wrote a letter to baseball fans. “My top priority is to bring more people into our game — at all levels and from all communities,” […] The post Baseball transitions from Selig to Manfred appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
Newsday Jan 26, 2015

Yankees could deny Alex Rodriguez of $6 million payment, AP source says

The Yankees are thinking about not making a $6 million payment to Alex Rodriguez if he hits six home runs and ties Willie Mays at 660 for fourth place on the career list.

Blast from the past: Montero still an unknown in Seattle

Jesus Montero is long gone from the Yankees organization, but he was such a big deal for such a long time that his current situation remains a bit of a fascination. There was uproar when he was traded, and that uproar grew louder when Michael Pineda got hurt, but now Pineda looks like a good […] The post Blast from the past: Montero still an unknown in Seattle appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

On the 40-man: Carlos Beltran

Continuing our look at each individual player on the Yankees 40-man roster, we’ll next move to one of the great mysteries of the upcoming season. Can this guy still play at a high level? Was an injury to blame for his disappointing Yankees debut? Or is he simply finished, a borderline Hall of Famer no […] The post On the 40-man: Carlos Beltran appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
Is Alex Rodriguez's relationship with the Yankees permanently damaged?

Is Alex Rodriguez's relationship with the Yankees permanently damaged?

On SI Now, Sports Illustrated associate editor Ted Keith and MLB writer Jay Jaffe discuss the recent report that the New York Yankees are trying to...

Yankees' grudge against A-Rod shouldn't be more important than winning

NEW YORK -- On top of the public humiliation, denigration and marginalization the Yankees have already heaped on Alex Rodriguez this offseason, now they want to welsh on his home-run bonus deal, too. Well, the Yankees should only hope A-Rod hits enough home runs to merit those bonuses, and they should be more than happy to pay them. But in their seemingly all-consuming desire to “get even" with A-Rod for his foolish and desperate attempts to overturn Major League Baseball's 162-game suspension last winter, the team that is supposed to be all about winning looks like it is about to...

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