Over the course of the Spring, the Yankees had five players tapped for the starting rotation competition. However, Jordan Montgomery entered the picture after tossing four hitless innings against the Detroit Tigers on Friday afternoon. After Montgomery’s impressive performance, manager Joe Girardi said the 24-year old will start a Spring Training game […]

Jordan Montgomery could enter starting rotation competition

It’s been pretty hard to ignore how productive Kyle Higashioka has been in Spring Training this year. But despite Higashioka’s strong spring, manager Joe Girardi said the team plans on sticking with last year’s backup catcher Austin Romine. “I think we all thought going in that Romine had a leg up because of […]

Austin Romine will be Gary Sanchez’s backup catcher

It’s only Spring Training, but the Yankees get to add another milestone to their dominant Grapefruit League season. Masahiro Tanaka, Chasen Shreve and Jordan Montgomery combined to throw the first Spring no-hitter against the Detroit Tigers. It’s the first no-hitter for the Yankees since March 14th 1983 when Ron Guidry and Dale Murray combined […]

Yankees no-hit Detroit Tigers in exhibition win

During Thursday afternoon’s 11-5 win over the Toronto Blue Jays, Luis Cessa and Bryan Mitchell had two completely different showings. Cessa started the game for the Yankees and while he retired the first two batters of the game, he promptly gave up four runs on six hits in just 1.2 innings. A […]

Bryan Mitchell is creating competition for the other rotation hopefuls

  The New York Yankees admitted they would like to find another Brett Gardner in their organization. And it appears the team could come close to that goal with the likes of Billy McKinney and Dustin Fowler. Gardner might be staring at his future replacement down the line. But for now, he’s just as […]

Brett Gardner intrigued by Billy McKinney and Dustin Fowler

Prior to Friday’s game between the New York Yankees and the Detroit Tigers, the Yankees made another cut from Major League camp. The Yankees announced they have reassigned INF Jorge Mateo to minor league camp.The Yankees also optioned Mateo to Single-A Tampa. With Mateo’s cut from Major League camp, the number of players at […]

Yankees option INF Jorge Mateo to minor-league camp

During the rehab process for a flexor tendon injury, James Kaprielian described himself as a “caged bull” ready to be unleashed. So, how did Kaprielian feel when he finally got into a Spring Training game for the first time this exhibition season? “The bull’s out of the cage. He’s wild,” Kaprielian […]

James Kaprielian shines in Spring debut

Here are the 10 minor league players I feel are most likely to break out this year. These are the guys who are most likely to become the “next wave” after the current crop of marquee prospects. I didn’t include any of the top 10 guys because they have all […]

BBDP: 2017 Minor league breakout candidates

Following the New York Yankees 11-5 rout over the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday afternoon, the team made a few more cuts from Major League camp. The Yankees announced they had optioned OF Mason Williams to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and reassigned him to minor league camp. Also after making a strong Spring […]

Yankees cut Williams and Kaprielian from Major League camp

Gleyber Torres isn’t expected to make the Major League’s out of Spring Training this year. However, the Yankees are impressed with how Torres has managed to handle himself while in big league camp. They’re so impressed, Joe Girardi says Torres reminds him of a young Miguel Cabrera. Even with Torres’ torrid Spring (.478 with […]

Joe Girardi raves about Gleyber Torres’ maturity

  A day after Ernesto Frieri worked out with the New York Yankees at their Major League camp, Joe Girardi announced Frieri has been officially added to the Spring roster. Previously, Frieri pitched in the World Baseball Classic where he went two scoreless innings for Team Columbia. “This is a guy that […]

Yankees add Ernesto Frieri to Spring roster