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  1. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EST

    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…

  2. How much money do American players in Japan make?

    Dec 23, 2013, 7:45 AM EST

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    Patrick Newman of NPB tracker has a pretty handy post up. One that answers a question I’ve often had but usually forget to think more about after the initial thought: how much do U.S. players make when they go over to Japan? The answer: it depends on how much MLB experience, if any. Kevin Youkilis…

  3. Lyle Overbay’s phone hasn’t been buzzing much this winter

    Dec 22, 2013, 8:20 PM EST

    New York Yankees v Tampa Bay Rays

    In today’s column for the Boston Globe, Nick Cafardo reports that free agent first baseman/DH Lyle Overbay hasn’t drawn much interest thus far in the off-season. Overbay turns 37 years old next month and has posted a below-average adjusted OPS in each of the past three seasons (88, 95, 87; 100 is average) but he…

  4. Kevin Youkilis is going to play in Japan

    Dec 20, 2013, 2:30 PM EST

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    Alex Speier of WEEI reports that Kevin Youkilis has reached an agreement to play for the Rakuten Golden Eagles in Japan in 2014. Youkilis’ 2013 season was a lost one. He signed a $12 million deal with the Yankees, but he was racked with injuries, playing in only 28 games and hitting a meager .219/.305/.343 with two…

  5. Delmon Young working out at first base to pad resume

    Dec 8, 2013, 9:00 PM EST

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    You’re never too old to start learning how to play first base. Delmon Young, shockingly only 28 years old, has never played a single inning at first base in his entire professional baseball career, but he has been working out at the position lately in order to make himself more attractive as a free agent,…

  6. Rays would like to bring James Loney back if he lowers his price

    Dec 7, 2013, 11:00 PM EST

    James Loney

    First baseman James Loney had a career rebirth of sorts in 2013 with the Rays and the team would like to bring him back, but not at his current asking price, reports Mark Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. Loney is currently seeking a three-year, $27 million deal. If the Rays have to search for…

  7. “What the Red Sox just did? Yeah, do that.”

    Nov 4, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

    Jonny Gomes scores

    Kevin Kernan’s column at the New York Post today is a treat. It praises the Red Sox’ approach and basically says “the Yankees and Mets need to do what the Red Sox just did if they want to win the World Series.” Which, yes, I will agree 100% that if the Yankees and Mets want…

  8. Where will the Red Sox spend this winter?

    Nov 1, 2013, 1:07 PM EST

    Masahiro Tanaka

    With Jacoby Ellsbury, Mike Napoli, Stephen Drew and Jarrod Saltalamacchia all filing for free agency, the world champion Red Sox would seem to have a whole lot of flexibility this winter. Even without signing any replacements, they have a perfectly legitimate 25-man roster ready to go: SS: Xander Bogaerts: $500,000 RF: Shane Victorino: $13 million…

  9. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    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…

  10. Red Sox redefine what it means to be dynasty

    Oct 31, 2013, 12:41 PM EST

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    These Boston Red Sox are a new kind of dynasty. I suppose there’s a question if they really ARE a dynasty, if that word “Dynasty” even means anything in today’s game, with 30 teams and the game’s structure pushing toward parity. But Boston did win its third World Series in a 10-year-span. Only eight teams…

  11. Kevin Youkilis still hoping to play again this season

    Aug 12, 2013, 10:15 AM EST

    New York Yankees' Kevin Youkilis stretches during MLB spring training workouts in Tampa, Florida

    It may be too late to help the Yankees’ dwindling playoff hopes, but Kevin Youkilis hasn’t given up on playing again this season. However, he was given a 10-12 week recovery timetable following back surgery in mid-June and Michael Fensom of the Newark Star Ledger reports that Youkilis has yet to even start swinging a…

  12. Report: Jake Peavy, Will Middlebrooks swap being discussed

    Jul 24, 2013, 11:49 PM EST

    Jake Peavy

    MLB.com’s Scott Merkin reports that Will Middlebrooks’ name has come up in trade talks between the White Sox and Red Sox regarding Jake Peavy. The Red Sox, on the hunt for a starting pitcher with Clay Buchholz out, scouted Peavy’s last start against the Braves and will take another look at him Thursday, when he…

  13. Yankees claim 1B Travis Ishikawa from Orioles

    Jul 7, 2013, 3:14 PM EST

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    Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Yankees have claimed first baseman Travis Ishikawa off waivers from the Orioles. Kevin Youkilis (back) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list in a corresponding move to clear a 40-man roster spot. Ishikawa will meet up with the Yankees on Monday in New York and could see…

  14. Alex Rodriguez goes 0-for-2 in first rehab game

    Jul 2, 2013, 8:53 PM EST

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    Alex Rodriguez just concluded his first minor league rehab game with the Low-A Charleston RiverDogs. And while he didn’t contribute much in the way of offense, the night was far from a failure. The veteran third baseman grounded into a double play in his first at-bat and struck out looking in his second at-bat, but…

  15. Report: The Red Sox want Michael Young “badly”

    Jun 29, 2013, 5:31 PM EST

    Michael Young

    While Jose Iglesias has been a pleasant surprise for the Red Sox this season, recently taking over the starting third base job from the demoted Will Middlebrooks, the club is on the lookout for other options. And they have one name at the top of their list. George A. King III of the New York…

  16. Yankees acquire Brent Lillibridge from Cubs

    Jun 21, 2013, 8:20 PM EST

    Brent Lillibridge

    The Yankees have acquired utilityman Brent Lillibridge from the Cubs for cash considerations or a player to be named later, per the Cubs’ official Twitter. In 24 plate appearances, the 29-year-old Lillibridge was hitting — brace yourself — .042/.042/.042. In Iowa with the Cubs’ Triple-A affiliate, where he spent most of his time, Lillibridge hit…

  17. Alex Rodriguez is making “fantastic” progress in his rehab from hip surgery

    Jun 20, 2013, 7:23 PM EST

    Alex Rodriguez

    The last we heard on Alex Rodriguez, he was set to face live pitching for the first time since his January hip surgery. As he continues to ramp up baseball activities, his rehab is apparently going off without a hitch. In fact, he’s receiving rave reviews for his progress. Here’s the skinny from CBS Sports’…

  18. Kevin Youkilis needs back surgery, out 10-12 weeks

    Jun 18, 2013, 4:16 PM EST

    New York Yankees' Kevin Youkilis stretches during MLB spring training workouts in Tampa, Florida

    The injury hits just keep on coming for the Yankees, who announced that Kevin Youkilis needs surgery to repair a herniated disc and will be out for 10-12 weeks. That puts Youkilis’ season in jeopardy, because 10 weeks would get him into September and any setbacks would leave him running out of time. Youkilis hit…

  19. Yankees place Kevin Youkilis on DL

    Jun 14, 2013, 8:55 PM EST

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    Yankees third baseman Kevin Youkilis played in all 18 innings of yesterday’s affair with the Oakland Athletics, then woke up this morning with numbness in his foot. As a result, the Yankees have placed him on the 15-day disabled list and will have him see a specialist over the weekend, per the YES Network. Youkilis…

  20. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 14, 2013, 6:45 AM EST

    New York Yankees v Oakland Athletics

    Athletics 3, Yankees 2: Looking at the Yankees side of the box score and noting Robinson Cano‘s contributions compared to everyone else’s and this comes to mind. Mark Teixeira, Travis Hafner, Kevin Youkilis and Vernon Wells combined to go 0 for 28 with 12 strikeouts in this marathon game. And while, yes, hats off to…

  21. Athletics defeat Yankees in 18 innings, sweep three-game series

    Jun 13, 2013, 10:09 PM EST

    Nate Freiman Getty

    It took five hours and 34 minutes, but the Athletics finished off a three-game sweep of the Yankees with a 3-2 win in 18 innings this evening at O.Co Coliseum. Nate Freiman played hero for the Athletics, as he dropped a one-out single into left field off Mariano Rivera to drive in John Jaso for…

  22. Zach McAllister lands on disabled list with finger injury, Carlos Carrasco coming up

    Jun 8, 2013, 1:01 PM EST

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    According to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, the Indians have placed right-hander Zach McAllister on the disabled list with a right finger sprain. Carlos Carrasco has been called up from Triple-A Columbus in a corresponding roster move and will make the start this afternoon against the Tigers. In turn, Justin Masterson has been pushed…

  23. CC Sabathia turns in strong effort as Yankees snap five-game losing streak

    Jun 1, 2013, 10:02 AM EST

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    After the Yankees lost five in a row — including four at the hands of the crosstown Mets — they turned to ace CC Sabathia last night to stop the bleeding. He was up to the task. Sabathia allowed just one run over 7 1/3 innings and matched a season-high with 10 strikeouts as the…

  24. Yankees demote Ivan Nova to Triple-A

    May 31, 2013, 4:55 PM EST

    New York Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova reacts after giving up a solo home run to Detroit Tigers left fielder Delmon Young in the first inning of Game 5 of their MLB American League Division Series baseball playoffs at Yankee Stadium in New York

    Ivan Nova went 16-4 with a 3.70 ERA for the Yankees as a 24-year-old in 2011, convincing quite a few people that he was a future star, but he’s been terrible since then and now he’s headed back to Triple-A. Nova, who hasn’t pitched in the minors since 2011, was demoted in tandem with the…

  25. Mark Teixeira, Kevin Youkilis activated and in the lineup

    May 31, 2013, 4:50 PM EST

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    The Yankees lineup tonight includes two welcome names: Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis. The former is batting cleanup and playing first base. The latter is DHing and batting second. Teixeira, of course, has been out since early in spring training, when he tore the tendon sheath in his right wrist while taking batting practice in preparation…

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