Category Archives: Yankees Rumors

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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Hot Stove Rumor: Yankees among half dozen teams interested in Johan Santana

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As Johan Santana continues his comeback to the Major Leagues, the Yankees continue to gain interest, but the Yankees aren't the only team that are vying for Santana's services. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting the Yankees are among a half dozen teams that are considering Santana, as he plans to start Thursday night's game ...

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Hot Stove Rumor: Yankees inquired, but not in serious pursuit of Cole Hamels

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  There are quite a few teams Cole Hamels left off his no-trade list and the Yankees were one of them. However, just because the Yankees are on the list Hamels can be dealt to, doesn't mean they're interested. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Yankees have called the Philadelphia Phillies to inquire about Hamels, ...

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Hot Stove Rumor: Alex Rodriguez believes third base job is his to lose

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During the offseason, the Yankees signed Chase Headley to be their everyday third basemen. But as far as Alex Rodriguez is concerned, his job at third base is only his to lose. "Alex's mind is that job's not Headley's, it's Alex's to lose," a source told Newsday. "That's what he thinks. Alex is going into training ...

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