Category Archives: Yankees Rumors

Thoughts on potentially trading Joba Chamberlain to the Texas Rangers, other notes


Last week we heard that the Texas Rangers were scouting Joba Chamberlain and considering the Yankees have a lot of needs in their lineup right now it is possible that a trade is brewing. The Yankees biggest needs right now are obviously at the corner infield positions. With Adrian Beltre firmly in place and Mitch Moreland ...

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What to do now that Derrek Lee is staying retired? Plus other notes


With the injuries piling up, Yankees GM Brian Cashman decided he would try to get a little creative to fill some spots so he called some retired players to gauge their interest. Chipper Jones and Scott Rolen quickly rejected any idea that they might come out of retirement, but Derrek Lee was at least considering it. Lee is ...

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Rangers are scouting Joba Chamberlain, and other rumors & notes


The Texas Rangers, are short on bullpen depth at the moment, have been scouting Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain, according to George King of the NY Post. The Rangers actually match up well with the Yankees as they have depth at the corner infield positions right now, but it seems hard to imagine a deal happening between ...

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Yankees considering pulling Derrek Lee out of retirement, and other notes


With Mark Teixeira out for at least 8-10 weeks and with Alex Rodriguez and Curtis Granderson already on the DL, the Yankees offense is in trouble. Apparently Brian Cashman thinks it's bad enough that he has contacted first baseman Derrek Lee to see if he has any interest in coming out of retirement, according to ...

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Mariano Rivera expected to announce retirement on Saturday


UPDATE: The Yankees have scheduled a 10:00 a.m. press conference for Saturday at Steinbrenner Field where Rivera will announce his retirement after the 2013 season, per Joel Sherman. ORIGINAL POST: Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is expected to announce soon, possibly as soon as Sunday, that he will retire at the end of this season, according to Buster Olney of ...

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Yankees Morning Bits: Teixeira replacements, Jeter, Mo

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The Yankees lost to Robinson Cano, Vidal Nuno and Team Dominican Republic 8-2 yesterday. That, of course, was secondary news to Mark Teixeira's injury. • The Yankees will look for first AND third basemen to try to replace Teixeira. • Travis Hafner is not an option. • Jon Heyman suggested Michael Cuddyer, Justin Morneau, Carlos Pena, Casey Kotchman, Greg Dobbs, Carlos Lee, ...

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Yankees Morning Bits: Damon, Wells, Soriano, CC, and prospects


The Yankees lost to the Orioles 5-1 on Monday. • Johnny Damon wants to fill in for Curtis Granderson. • The Yankees are not interested in trading for Vernon Wells. • Alfonso Soriano doesn't have the Yankees on his list of pre-approved teams he would accept a trade to. • CC Sabathia faced live hitters for the first time since elbow surgery. He's ...

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Rumor: Yankees still looking for a right handed outfielder


The Yankees may have signed Juan Rivera and Matt Diaz and missed out on Scott Hairston, but they are still on the look out for more right handed hitting, GM Brian Cashman recently told Jim Bowden of ESPNxm. That's great and all, but there really isn't much left on the market. Perhaps Cashman means he's still looking ...

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