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  1. Red Sox activate Kelly Johnson, send Mookie Betts back to Triple-A

    Aug 7, 2014, 4:45 PM EDT

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    Boston’s trade deadline moves left Mookie Betts without a regular spot in the lineup, so the Red Sox have decided to send the 21-year-old top prospect back to Triple-A.

  2. Kelly Johnson on track to be activated on Thursday

    Aug 2, 2014, 6:35 PM EDT

    Kelly Johnson

    Kelly Johnson is on track to be activated from the disabled list on Thursday, after playing in a couple rehab games on Tuesday and Wednesday.

  3. 2014 Trade Deadline Tracker

    Jul 31, 2014, 4:15 PM EDT

    David Price

    Recapping all of Thursday’s dealings in one spot.

  4. Yankees give “beat up” Brian Roberts some time off

    Jul 30, 2014, 11:26 AM EDT

    Brian Roberts

    The good news for longtime Orioles second baseman turned Yankees second baseman Brian Roberts is that he’s stayed healthy this season after injuries derailed his career for most of the past four years and has already played his most games since 2009.

  5. Kelly Johnson goes on Yankees’ disabled list with groin injury

    Jul 23, 2014, 1:48 PM EDT

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    Kelly Johnson isn’t as needed in the Yankees’ lineup following the trade for Chase Headley and now he won’t be available at all for a while, as the utility man has been placed on the disabled list with a strained groin.

  6. Mark Teixeira has fluid drained from knee, won’t play today

    Jul 2, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

    Mark Teixeira

    According to manager Joe Girardi “he’s played through this and we fully expect him to be back in there tomorrow.”

  7. Mark Teixeira diagnosed with Grade 1 hamstring strain

    Apr 7, 2014, 9:06 PM EDT

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    Following an MRI on Monday, Yankees first baseman was diagnosed with a Grade 1 strain of his right hamstring.

  8. Mark Teixeira placed on disabled list with hamstring strain

    Apr 5, 2014, 11:04 AM EDT

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    Another injury for Mark Teixeira. He’s headed to the disabled list with a hamstring strain.

  9. Mark Teixeira suffers strained right hamstring

    Apr 4, 2014, 9:37 PM EDT

    Mark Teixeira

    Mark Teixeira suffered yet another injury.

  10. 2014 Preview: New York Yankees

    Mar 27, 2014, 3:21 PM EDT

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The New York Yankees The Big Question: Does $471 million in offseason commitments put the Yankees back in the playoffs? The…

  11. The Yankees infield range is “the worst in baseball”

    Mar 24, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

    Brian Roberts

    That’s what a scout tells Jon Heyman: According to one big-league scout in spring training, the Yankees have to have the least range on the infield of any major-league team. While he’s only in Florida, he seems pretty certain. “It’s got to be the worst in baseball,” the scout said. Derek Jeter‘s range hasn’t been great for years,…

  12. Yankees considering using Alfonso Soriano as back-up first baseman

    Mar 8, 2014, 11:25 PM EDT

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    Over his 15-year career, Yankees outfielder Alfonso Soriano has logged time at five of the eight non-pitcher positions on the diamond. The only three positions he hasn’t played are catcher, first base and right field. He might make it six this season. ESPN’s Andrew Marchand reports that manager Joe Girardi has kicked around the idea…

  13. Report: The Yankees are now considering going after Stephen Drew

    Jan 23, 2014, 7:17 PM EDT

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    With questions all over their infield, many have speculated that free agent Stephen Drew could be a good fit for the Yankees. Now that the Yankees have blown past the $189 million threshold with the Masahiro Tanaka signing, CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman hears that they are considering the possibility: There has been a thought the…

  14. Masahiro Tanaka will help, but the Yankees need much more than him to be a contender

    Jan 22, 2014, 12:24 PM EDT

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    The offseason distorts things. The wintertime focus on individual player signings and the underlying optimism everyone seems to have about the prospects of their local nine often makes us forget that, in baseball, one player cannot make the difference between winning and losing. Heck, sometimes even three players don’t. Just ask Albert Pujols, Josh Hamilton,…

  15. Yankees have contacted Padres about trading for an infielder

    Jan 13, 2014, 10:52 PM EDT

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    According to FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi, the Yankees have contacted the Padres about dealing for an infielder. Chase Headley has been the subject of trade speculation for a long time, often in connection with the Yankees, but Morosi writes that Logan Forsythe is “the most realistic target.” Forysthe, who turns 27 tomorrow, batted just .214/.281/.332…

  16. With A-Rod ban settled, where do the Yankees go from here?

    Jan 11, 2014, 2:15 PM EDT

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    The Yankees can finally move forward with their plans for 2014 now that Alex Rodriguez has received a 162-game ban which also includes the postseason. And they have to be pretty happy with how things have worked out. It’s easy to see the benefits of having Rodriguez off the books for 2014, as he was…

  17. Ranking the best off-seasons so far

    Dec 29, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

    Carlos Beltran

    We’re almost into 2014, which means we’re only about a month and a half away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training — the official start of baseball. Most of the big name free agents are off the board and thus most teams have already finished shopping or have done most of the heavy…

  18. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

    MLB: Yankees-Brian McCann Press Conference

    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  19. Yankees “likely” to sign second baseman Brian Roberts

    Dec 17, 2013, 12:05 AM EDT

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    New York already has Kelly Johnson around as a potential Robinson Cano replacement at second base, but Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the Yankees are “likely to sign” Brian Roberts too. Roberts was once among the best all-around second basemen in baseball for the Orioles–consistently hitting for high batting averages with tons of doubles…

  20. Yankees looking at Mark Reynolds, Michael Young

    Dec 16, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

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    Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that the Yankees are contemplating Mark Reynolds, Michael Young and Brian Roberts as they seek to add to their infield.  Reynolds would be a re-signing after finishing last season with the Bombers. He hit .236/.300/.455 with six homers in 36 games with the Yankees and .220/.306/.393 with 21 homers in…

  21. Darwin Barney could be an option for the Yankees

    Dec 14, 2013, 10:01 AM EDT

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    Many viewed Omar Infante as the most likely replacement for Robinson Cano, but that possibility is off the board now that he has reportedly agreed to a four-year, $30 million deal with the Royals. Bruce Levine of 670 The Score in Chicago now wonders whether the Yankees will revisit the idea of trading for Cubs…

  22. Yankees reportedly in on everyone now that Robinson Cano is off the board

    Dec 6, 2013, 7:20 PM EDT

    Carlos Beltran

    Earlier today, second baseman Robinson Cano signed with the Mariners on a ten-year, $240 million contract, leaving the Yankees out in the cold with an infield that includes the embattled Alex Rodriguez, the hobbled Derek Jeter, the recovering Mark Teixeira, and the recently-signed Kelly Johnson. Now that they don’t have to set aside space for…

  23. Yankees sign one-year contract with Kelly Johnson

    Dec 4, 2013, 10:18 PM EDT

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    From Jon Heyman of CBS Sports comes word that the Yankees have agreed to a one-year contract with utilityman Kelly Johnson. It’s believed to be worth about $3 million and is only pending a physical. Johnson, who can play third base, second base and some corner outfield, batted .235/.305/.410 with 16 home runs and 52…

  24. Yankees close to signing Kelly Johnson to one-year deal

    Dec 4, 2013, 7:35 AM EDT

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    After reportedly agreeing to terms on a seven-year, $153 million contract with Jacoby Ellsbury, the Yankees are close to securing some Robinson Cano insurance. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Yankees are on the verge of signing Kelly Johnson to a one-year contract worth between $2.75-$3 million. Of course, the Yankees…

  25. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    This year’s annual free agents column has expanded to a top 150, though I’m writing up just the top 55 (it was going to be 50, but I couldn’t help myself). The rest are presented in a list. Not included are players whose contract options are sure to be exercised. Players are ranked based not…

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