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Derek Jeter to Retire After 2014 Season

Derek Jeter to Retire After 2014 Season

Elsa/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter will retire after the 2014 season, the five-time World Series champion announced on his Facebook page on Wednesday.
Jeter, a 13-time All-Star, has been the Yankees starting shortstop…

Yankees Welcome Masahiro Tanaka To New York

Yankees Welcome Masahiro Tanaka To New York

Maddie Meyer/Getty Images Sport(NEW YORK) — The New York Yankees welcomed right-handed starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka to the Bronx on Tuesday.
“I’m very happy to be a Yankee,” Tanaka said at a news conference. New York signed the …

Alex Rodriguez Drops Lawsuits

Alex Rodriguez Drops Lawsuits

Mike Stobe/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez decided to drop his lawsuits on Friday against the MLB, MLBPA and Commissioner Selig.
Rodriguez will miss the entire 2014 season for violating the league’s substance abu…

Derek Jeter Making His Way Back from Injury-Plagued 2013 Season

Derek Jeter Making His Way Back from Injury-Plagued 2013 Season

Robert Rogers/MLB Photos via Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) — Coming off a disappointing 2013 season that saw him play in just 17 games, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is taking on-field batting practice for the first time on Monday.
Jeter was hamp…

Yankees Sign Masahiro Tanaka to Seven-Year Deal

Yankees Sign Masahiro Tanaka to Seven-Year Deal

Major League Baseball(NEW YORK) — The New York Yankees proved once again just why they’re one of the most powerful teams in all of professional sports. They’ve agreed on a seven-year, $155 million contract with Japanese starting pitcher Masahiro Tanak…

Brewers Sign Infielder Mark Reynolds to Minor League Deal

Brewers Sign Infielder Mark Reynolds to Minor League Deal

Robert Binder/MLB Photos via Getty Images (MILWAUKEE) — The Milwaukee Brewers signed infielder Mark Reynolds to a minor league contract with an invation to spring training, the team announced Friday.
The 30-year-old Reynolds will receive a $2 million …

Sabathia Signs with RocNation Sports

Sabathia Signs with RocNation Sports

Hannah Foslien/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia has officially signed with RocNation Sports, the sports agency started by hip-hop mogul Jay-Z. Sabathia had been with Legacy Sports Group his entire career, but will now be r…

Players Association Considering Legal Action Against MLB

Players Association Considering Legal Action Against MLB

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Major League Baseball is coming under fire from the Players Association for its “rush to the media” relating to the suspension of New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez. A statement released Sunday by t…

Yankees Designate Vernon Wells

Yankees Designate Vernon Wells

Rob Carr/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The New York Yankees designated outfielder Vernon Wells for assignment on Friday, reports ESPN MLB insider Buster Olney.
Wells was brought in last season to fill a void in the outfield and batted .300 in April.
Follow…

Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez Suspended for 162 Games

Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez Suspended for 162 Games

Mike Stobe/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has been suspended 162 games by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz for his involvement in Major League Baseball’s Biogenesis scandal.
Rodriguez’ original ban was for 211 games,…

Masahiro Tanaka to Start Meeting with MLB Teams This Week

Masahiro Tanaka to Start Meeting with MLB Teams This Week

Rob Carr/Getty Images(NEW YORK) —  Let the Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes begin.
According to ESPN, the prized Japanese ace and his agent Casey Close have arrived in the United States and will begin meeting with interested MLB teams this week.
The 2…

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles to Post Masahiro Tanaka

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles to Post Masahiro Tanaka

Major League Baseball (NEW YORK) –  Japan’s Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles have decided to post highly touted pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, announcing on Wednesday that they are prepared to let him leave the team.
Rakuten Eagles president Yozo Tachibana…

Kevin Youkilis Set to Play in Japan Next Season

Kevin Youkilis Set to Play in Japan Next Season

Robert Rogers/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) –  Kevin Youkilis wants to play just one more season, but it will not be in the major leagues.
The 34-year-old Youkilis has agreed to a one-year contract with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles in…

Yankees Introduce Carlos Beltran

Yankees Introduce Carlos Beltran

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Carlos Beltran is finally a Yankee. The Yankees introduced Beltran on Friday after he signed a three-year, $45 million deal two weeks ago.
“Having the opportunity to come back again as a Yankee means a lot to …

Braves Acquire Catcher Ryan Doumit from the Twins

Braves Acquire Catcher Ryan Doumit from the Twins

Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(ATLANTA) — With the loss of catcher Brian McCann to free agency, the Atlanta Braves have acquired catcher/first baseman Ryan Doumit from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for lefty Sean Gilmartin.
Even though he likely won’t…

Report: N.Y. Yankees Sign LHP Matt Thornton

Report: N.Y. Yankees Sign LHP Matt Thornton

Bob Levey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The New York Yankees and free agent reliever Matt Thornton agreed to a two-year contract on Tuesday, worth $7 million according to ESPN. The deal is pending a physical.
The 37-year-old Thornton will most likely serv…

Yankees Agree to One-Year Deal with Second Baseman Brian Roberts

Yankees Agree to One-Year Deal with Second Baseman Brian Roberts

iStockphoto(NEW YORK) — The New York Yankees have moved on from Robinson Cano and have perhaps found his replacement. The team has agreed on a one-year, $2 million deal with second baseman Brian Roberts.
The two-time All-Star had spent his entire 13-y…

ESPN: Infante Headed to Royals

ESPN: Infante Headed to Royals

Tony Firriolo/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Infielder Omar Infante has agreed to a four-year deal worth approximately $30 million with the Kansas City Royals, according to ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney.
The 31-year-old Infante played 118 gam…

ESPN: Joba Chamberlain Agrees to Join Tigers

ESPN: Joba Chamberlain Agrees to Join Tigers

Jim McIssac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) –  The Detroit Tigers and relief pitcher Joba Chamberlain have agreed to a one-year contract worth $2.5 million, according to ESPN.
After being called up by the New York Yankees as a 21-year-old reliever in 2007…

Yankees Sign Outfielder Carlos Beltran to Three-Year Deal

Yankees Sign Outfielder Carlos Beltran to Three-Year Deal

Eliot J. Schechtre/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The rich keep getting richer as the New York Yankees have agreed on a three-year, $45 million with free agent outfielder Carlos Beltran.
Beltran was heavily sought after around Major League Ba…

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