Category Archives: Yankees Rumors

Report: Phillies and Padres interested in Austin Romine

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While there's no clear frontrunner in the back-up catching competition, it seems other teams are interested in Austin Romine, just in case the Yankees crown John Ryan Murphy as the winner. The Phillies scouts were present at the Yankees/Phillies game last Thursday night where Romine happened to be in the lineup. The Phillies are looking for ...

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Heyman: Yankees were “never close” to getting Cole Hamels

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Yesterday, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reported the Yankees were the closest to acquiring Cole Hamels according to a Phillies source. Well it turns out, that might not have been the case. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting the Yankees were never close to acquiring Cole Hamels. In fact, Heyman said the Yankees and ...

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Report: Yankees were the closest team to acquire Cole Hamels

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All offseason, one of the main names on the trade market was none other than Cole Hamels. Hamels had been linked to many teams, from the Boston Red Sox to the Texas Rangers and even the San Diego Padres. But believe it or not, none of those teams were close to making a deal with ...

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Hot Stove Rumor: Yankees interested in Cuban infielder Andy Ibanez

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If the Yankees happen to miss out on Yoan Moncada, they could always turn their attention to another Cuban infielder who was officially put on the free agent market. Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reported Cuban infielder Andy Ibanez has been declared an MLB free agent and unblocked by the Foreign Assets Control. Ibanez, 21, left Cuba ...

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Hot Stove Rumor: Yankees wary of Yoan Moncada’s price tag

The Yankees have shown interest in Yoan Moncada all offseason long but they're not sold on his asking price. The New York Post wrote Moncada is close to making a decision with a big market team, and he could sign by next week at the earliest. “The Red Sox, Dodgers, Yankees and Padres are the names we ...

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Hot Stove Rumor: Yankees still not in on James Shields

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With two weeks to go until Spring Training, James Shields is still on the free agent market. And while the idea of James Shields is interesting, the Yankees continue to say they're not interested in the right hander. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting the Yankees weren't interested in Shields in the past and ...

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Hot Stove Rumor: Yankees show “strong” interest in 2B Hector Olivera

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More than 200 scouts reportedly went to see second basemen Hector Olivera in the Dominican Republic for a two-day showcase on January 21st and one of the teams that were in attendance were the Yankees. Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com said the San Francisco Giants, the Yankees, the San Diego Padres, the Texas Rangers and the Atlanta ...

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Yankees minor leaguer Tyler Palmer suspended for amphetamine use

Yankees minor leaguer Tyler Palmer has been suspended 50 games without pay for amphetamine use, Major League Baseball reported on Wednesday. They added Palmer recently recorded a second positive drug test. Palmer's suspension will be effective when the Gulf Coast League season begins. Palmer hit .262 with three homers and 24 RBI's between two Yankees rookie ...

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