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  1. Derrek Lee turns down Yankees, will stay retired

    Mar 14, 2013, 8:35 PM EDT

    Derrek Lee

    In the wake of Mark Teixeira‘s right wrist injury, the Yankees contacted Derrek Lee to see if he would be interested in coming out of retirement to fill in at first base. However, they are going to have to go back to the drawing board. Derrek Lee has decided to stay retired, according to source.…

  2. Youk As Yank: Just kind of weird

    Feb 26, 2013, 11:52 AM EDT

    New York Yankees infielder Youkilis takes batting practice during a workout at the team's MLB spring training complex at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida.

    Hey, it’s my first post on Hardball Talk. Very exciting. I still cannot believe that Calcaterra and Gleeman didn’t save the “Jeff Francoeur is in the best shape of his life” post for me. Kevin Youkilis plays for the New York Yankees now. I’m not typing those words as a fact. I’m typing those words…

  3. Kevin Youkilis’ season has finally begun

    Feb 26, 2013, 9:29 AM EDT

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

    It takes a while for some players to get into a groove. Kevin Youkilis is finally finding his usual groove: Youkilis scratched from Yankees lineup (left oblique). Will be reevaluated in a couple of days, Girardi said. — Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) February 26, 2013 Kevin Youkilis said his injury felt like a cramp, not a…

  4. Alex Rodriguez “conducting two rehab sessions each day”

    Feb 21, 2013, 7:46 PM EDT

    alex rodriguez getty wide

    You’ve probably seen the stories suggesting that Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez “is unlikely to ever wear the pinstripes again” due to issues with his surgically-repaired hip or that he’s “scared and paranoid” about how people will react to the Biogenesis stuff. But it’s mostly garbage. A-Rod said through a spokesman Thursday that he’s rehabbing diligently in…

  5. Kevin Youkilis: “I’ll always be a Red Sock”

    Feb 15, 2013, 6:26 AM EDT

    Kevin Youkilis Reuters

    I like this interview with Kevin Youkilis in the Daily News, as he appears totally unwilling to take the bait we usually see laid for new members of the Yankees, especially ones who had a long tenure with another team. You know the bait I mean: interviews which seem geared toward getting the player to…

  6. Introducing the Yankees Doom Watch

    Feb 10, 2013, 7:56 AM EDT

    CC Sabathia

    I noted last week that people seem to be underselling the Yankees quite a bit. I’m seeing more and more of it. So much so that I’m getting the sense that one-dooms-manship of the Yankees will become a pretty prevalent meme between now and April. A contest of sorts between who can be most extreme…

  7. Our long national nightmare is over: Youk texts Joba

    Feb 5, 2013, 4:02 PM EDT

    Kevin Youkilis Reuters

    A couple of weeks ago we were hipped to the other big Yankees drama this offseason: whether Kevin Youkilis was ever going to return that voice mail Joba Chamberlain left him after Youkilis signed with New York. IS THE HATCHET TRULY BURIED? some wondered, eager with anticipation. The answer: yes. It’s buried: Yankees reliever Joba…

  8. The Yankees are apparently junior high schoolers now

    Jan 23, 2013, 7:46 AM EDT

    Texas Rangers v New York Yankees, Game 4

    Sometimes I think that covering the Yankees is like covering junior high school. Except even junior high school news can be more substantive than “She called him! Did he ever call her back?!!” Kevin Youkilis never had a problem letting Joba Chamberlain know how he felt on the field, but he’s giving him the silent treatment now. Chamberlain —…

  9. Alex Rodriguez to undergo hip surgery on January 16

    Jan 8, 2013, 6:34 PM EDT

    a-rod getty

    MLB.com beat writer Bryan Hoch passes along news from the Yankees: The Yankees signed Kevin Youkilis to a one-year, $12 million free agent contract early last month and will feature him as their starting third baseman through at least the first half of the 2013 season. A-Rod’s owed $28 million in 2013, $25 million in…

  10. Teams have called Chipper Jones’ agent to see if he’s really retired

    Jan 7, 2013, 2:26 PM EDT

    Chicago Cubs v Atlanta Braves

    If anyone thinks Chipper isn’t truly retired or, if had doubts, that he’d play for anyone other than Atlanta, they’ve made a mammo miscalculation. That said: Chipper’s agent BB Abbott said several teams have called on Chipper but #Yankees didnt. Wouldn’t say which teams have. Staying retired, tho. — Mark Hale (@HaleMark) January 7, 2013…

  11. Alex Rodriguez is still waiting to undergo hip surgery

    Jan 4, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez Getty

    Alex Rodriguez has yet to undergo hip surgery and no date has been scheduled for the operation yet, according to Dan Martin of the New York Post. Back when the Yankees announced on December 3 that Rodriguez needed surgery the stated plan was that he’d go under the knife at some point in January, so…

  12. 2013 Free Agency Tracker

    Dec 23, 2012, 9:36 PM EDT

    Zack Greinke, Ned Colletti, Magic Johnson

    We’ll be updating this one throughout the offseason. Players are listed based on their ranking in the Top 111 Free Agents. At the bottom is a listing of free agents who signed before the ranking came out, and we’ll be adding signings of players who didn’t make the top 111 as they come in. (Update:…

  13. The Yankees’ non-Youkilis options for third base were … interesting

    Dec 17, 2012, 7:10 AM EDT

    Cody Ransom

    I like the Kevin Youkilis signing by the Yankees. I’m not sure he has a return to form in him — it’s not the years, it’s the mileage, as the man once said — but if he does bounce back he’s gonna be nice to have around even if A-Rod does recover. And let’s face…

  14. How did Kevin Youkilis get a name like Youkilis anyway?

    Dec 13, 2012, 6:10 PM EDT

    Kevin Youkilis Reuters

    Remember when comedian Dennis Leary made everyone uncomfortable on TV a few years back because he assumed that Kevin Youkilis was Greek and then, when told he was Jewish, went on and on — maybe on a bit too much — about how awesome it was that the Red Sox’ first baseman was Jewish? Well,…

  15. An Ichiro deal continues to draw closer

    Dec 12, 2012, 9:05 AM EDT

    ichiro getty

    The Zeno’s paradox of free agent deals — Ichiro’s imminent deal with the Yankees — continues to draw closer, everyone is saying. The distance to the target has been cut in half again: #Yankees know they are signing Ichiro, decision is 1 yr, 1 yr with vesting option or 2-yr deal. — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1)…

  16. Report: Kevin Youkilis takes $12 million from Yankees

    Dec 11, 2012, 6:01 PM EDT

    White Sox Youkilis celebrates game-winning single in MLB American League baseball game against Rangers in Chicago

    FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal says Kevin Youkilis will be decked out in pinstripes and goatee-less next season. According to Rosenthal, the Yankees and Youkilis have agreed to a one-year, $12 million contract that would put the long time Red Sox infielder at third base until Alex Rodriguez returns from hip surgery in June or July. Youkilis…

  17. Will Mark Reynolds signing with the Indians push Kevin Youkilis to the Yankees?

    Dec 10, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    White Sox Youkilis celebrates game-winning single in MLB American League baseball game against Rangers in Chicago

    Yesterday afternoon reports had the Indians trying to sign either Mark Reynolds or Kevin Youkilis to be their new first baseman. Last night Reynolds accepted their one-year, $6 million offer, which is quite a bit less than Cleveland is said to have offered Youkilis and seemingly makes it much more likely that Youkilis will wind…

  18. Report: Indians to sign Mark Reynolds to one-year deal

    Dec 9, 2012, 7:56 PM EDT

    Mark Reynolds

    According to the Baltimore Sun’s Dan Connolly, the Indians and Mark Reynolds have agreed to terms, with an announcement set to come early this week. MLB.com’s Britt Ghiroli says it’s a one-year deal worth $6 million that can reach $7.5 million with incentives. CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman first reported the two sides were close to a…

  19. Tribe may try Mark Reynolds if they can’t get Kevin Youkilis

    Dec 9, 2012, 2:46 PM EDT

    mark reynolds getty

    Kevin Youkilis is thought to be deciding between a one-year, $12 million offer from the Yankees and a two-year, $18 million proposal from the Indians. If he goes with New York, Cleveland has a backup plan. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Indians would likely turn to Mark Reynolds, who is capable of playing…

  20. A-Rod says diagnosis on hip provided some relief

    Dec 8, 2012, 10:08 PM EDT

    a-rod getty

    Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez posted a .764 OPS in the second half of the 2012 season and went 3-for-27 (.120) in the playoffs. So it was sort of reassuring, confidence-wise, when he was diagnosed this month with a torn muscle in his left hip because he actually had something to blame for his struggles.…

  21. Alex Rodriguez says he’ll have hip surgery in mid-January

    Dec 8, 2012, 1:25 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez Getty

    We learned earlier this week that Alex Rodriguez needs left hip surgery to repair a torn labrum and bone impingement. Now we have a rough idea of when the surgery will take place. According to the Associated Press, Rodriguez said this morning that he will have the surgery in “mid-January.” A-Rod made the comment at…

  22. The Indians have offered Kevin Youkilis two-years, $18 million

    Dec 7, 2012, 9:01 AM EDT

    Kevin Youkilis

    Yesterday we learned that the Yankees have offered Kevin Youkilis one-year for $12 million. Buster Olney reports, now, that the Indians’ offer for Youk is two-years, $18 million. Certainly a clear choice between dough and security for Youkilis. If he has a good year in 2013 the Yankees deal will allow him to capitalize on…

  23. The Yankees offer to Kevin Youkilis is $12 million

    Dec 6, 2012, 9:30 AM EDT

    Kevin Youkilis

    Oh, so I guess the Yankees can spend money after all: The Yankees’ offer to Kevin Youkilis is one year at $12M, according to source. — Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) December 6, 2012   That’s a good offer for Youkilis in terms of dollars, but you have to wonder whether a one year deal in New…

  24. Indians, Yankees both in on Mark Reynolds, Kevin Youkilis

    Dec 5, 2012, 6:01 PM EDT

    Mark Reynolds

    Both the Indians and Yankees have met with the agent for non-tendered infielder Mark Reynolds in Nashville. Those two teams are also known to be interested in Kevin Youkilis, who lost one lessor suitor when his old team, the White Sox, signed Jeff Keppinger today. Youkilis has also been mentioned in connection with the Dodgers…

  25. Kevin Youkilis has multiple offers

    Dec 5, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    Kevin Youkilis

    Third basemen are a rare commodity on the free agent market. At least any with some upside to them. Kevin Youkilis is one of those guys with some upside, and it seems like teams are recognizing it, as Alex Speier reports that he has offers from “multiple teams.” The Yankees are a team with a…

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