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Yankees activate 1B Greg Bird, send Torreyes to Triple-A

NEW YORK (AP) -- In a somewhat surprising move, the New York Yankees sent reserve infielder Ronald Torreyes to the minors to clear a roster spot for first baseman Greg Bird.The diminutive and popular Torreyes, batting .339 in a backup role, was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after Friday night's victory

Closing Time: Gleyber Torres’ breakout continues

New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres hits a home run for the third game in a row (AP Photo).• Gleyber Torres homered for the third consecutive game Wednesday, giving him five long balls over the past five contests and an impressive .323/.385/.613 line on the season. He’s 21 years old

Gray, Austin star as Yankees rip Royals

Sonny Gray retired the first 14 hitters and pitched eight outstanding innings while Tyler Austin hit a pair of two-run homers as the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 10-1 Sunday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium.Gray (3-3) scattered four hits, struck out five and issued one walk. He threw

Gregorius returns to lineup as Yankees visit Rangers

New York's Didi Gregorius will return to the lineup on Monday when the Yankees square off against the Texas Rangers in the first of a three-game series at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas.New York will send right-hander Masahiro Tanaka (4-2, 4.73 ERA) to the mound in the series opener

Ex-Yankee Teixeira ‘not surprised’ at Cano suspension

Retired slugger Mark Teixeira said Thursday that he was "not surprised" to see former teammate Robinson Cano suspended 80 games for violating MLB's joint drug agreement.The two played together on the New York Yankees, where Teixeira said Cano was close with PED users such as Alex Rodriguez and Melky Cabrera.

Rough road: Yanks spend night at airport after plane delayed

The Baby Bombers were grounded. The New York Yankees spent Wednesday night at Dulles International Airport in suburban Virginia, stuck after their matchup against the Washington Nationals was rained out. Bad weather and a plane problem left the Yankees stranded at the airport. With hotel space limited in the area and the

Yankees-Nationals suspended with score 3-3 after 5½ innings

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The New York Yankees and Washington Nationals couldn't complete Tuesday night's game. When it ends remains to be seen.The interleague series opener was suspended by rain after 5 1/2 innings with the score 3-3. The Yankees rallied from a three-run deficit behind Tyler Austin's two-run homer and

Baseball: Mariners’ Cano banned 80 games for positive test

(Reuters) - Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano was suspended 80 games without pay by Major League Baseball (MLB) after testing positive for a banned substance, the league announced on Tuesday.The eight-times All-Star, who won a World Series in 2009 while playing for the New York Yankees, tested positive for

And That Happened: Wednesday’s Scores and Highlights

There were only 14 games in Major League Baseball, as the Cardinals and Twins were idle. Which is really, really weird, because I can’t remember the last time teams had a scheduled off-day on a Wednesday. I know the schedule is different this year due to some changes about travel

Judge, Gardner lift Yankees over Red Sox, 9-6

NEW YORK -- When it comes to Brett Gardner, first-year Yankees manager Aaron Boone believes in metrics and makeup.Even as Gardner's batting average dipped under .200, Boone was optimistic. For starters, Gardner's exit velocities and other advanced stats indicated a breakout was coming. Plus, the speedy leadoff man was still getting

Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Judge lead Yankees past Red Sox

NEW YORK -- As soon as Joe Kelly emerged from the bullpen, fired-up fans at Yankee Stadium let him have it.Moments later, so did Aaron Judge.Giancarlo Stanton homered twice, including a laser shot to left field, and Judge hit a tiebreaking single off New York's latest public enemy as the Yankees edged the rival

UPDATE 17-MLB Results

May 6 (OPTA) - Results from the MLB games on Saturday (home team in CAPS)(start times are EST) NY YANKEES 5 Cleveland 2 CLE 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 2 NYY 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 X - 5 ST. LOUIS 8

Yankees’ Gray looks to find his form vs. Indians

NEW YORK -- Among those waiting for Sonny Gray to deliver an effective start, New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone might be his most vocal advocate.While Gray has had a slow start, his new manager speaks in optimistic tones about the right-hander.Although he took a loss five days ago, Gray

APNewsBreak: MLB to announce Yanks-Red Sox games in London

NEW YORK (AP) -- Major League Baseball intends to announce next week the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will play two games at London's Olympic Stadium on June 29-30 next year, a person familiar with the planning told The Associated Press.The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday

Morton fans 10 as Astros edge Yanks

Charlie Morton took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and fanned 10 hitters over 7 2/3 dominant innings Monday night as the Houston Astros snapped the New York Yankees' nine-game winning streak with a 2-1 decision.Morton (4-0) lowered his earned run average to 1.72 by allowing only two hits and