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Yankees officially release Gio Gonzalez

The New York Yankees released left-hander Gio Gonzalez from his minor league contract on Monday, officially making the 33-year-old a free agent.Gonzalez opted out of the deal on Saturday, leaving the Yankees facing a 48-hour deadline in which to either place on him on the 25-man roster or grant him

Yankees star slugger Judge out with abdominal injury

New York (AFP) - New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge was placed on Major League Baseball's 10-day disabled list on Sunday with an abdominal injury.The 26-year-old American suffered the left oblique injury in the sixth inning of Saturday's 9-2 home victory over Kansas City.The Yankees gave no timetable for the

Report: Gio González to opt out of contract with Yankees

Yankees left-hander Gio González intends to opt out of his contract, per multiple reports from’s Mark Feinsand and ESPN’s Jeff Passan. While the Yankees will have 48 hours to add González to the active roster after he does so, the prevailing expectation is that they’ll hand him his release

Aaron Judge leaves game with oblique injury, will have MRI

Aaron Judge is the latest Yankees player to leave a game in pain. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)Add Aaron Judge to the growing list of New York Yankees stars battling an injury.The slugging outfielder was forced to leave Saturday’s game against the Kansas City Royals after suffering an oblique injury. The team

Logan Morrison signs with Yankees after calling their fans ‘stupid’

Logan Morrison is now a member of the Yankees organization despite his previous history with their fans. (AP Photo)For Logan Morrison, the tables have turned.The slugger, who once took a jab at New York Yankees fans over a Home Run Derby snub, is now part of the organization after agreeing to a minor

Red Sox sign former Yankees first-round pick to minor-league contract

Red Sox sign former Yankees first-round pick to minor-league contract originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.comThe Boston Red Sox have no intentions of blowing up their roster, but they did make one transaction during their off day.The Red Sox have signed left-handed reliever Jeremy Bleich to a minor league contract, the team confirmed

Rivalry regressed? Red Sox, Yankees will make dubious history Tuesday

Rivalry regressed? Red Sox, Yankees will make dubious history Tuesday originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.comThe Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees combined to win 208 games in 2018. Both entered 2019 as legitimate World Series contenders.Through nearly three weeks of the MLB season, they've been anything but.The Red Sox enter

Yankees place 1B Bird on growing injured list

First baseman Greg Bird joined an overflowing injured list for the New York Yankees on Tuesday.Bird is out with a torn plantar fascia in his left foot and was placed on the 10-day IL retroactive to April 14. The Yankees have 12 players on the injured list, including the makings

Anderson’s slam backs Rodón as White Sox top Yankees 5-2

NEW YORK (AP) -- Ravaged by injuries, the New York Yankees hardly resemble the 100-win team that set a major league record for homers last year.And even though it's very early in the season, they are frittering away games during a favorable portion of their schedule.Tim Anderson hit his first

Sabathia sharp in debut as Yankees shut out White Sox

CC Sabathia pitched five sharp innings in his season debut, Luke Voit delivered a pinch-hit bases-loaded RBI single, Aaron Judge added his first homer of the season at Yankee Stadium and the New York Yankees halted a four-game losing streak with a 4-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox Saturday

Jimenez homers twice, White Sox top Yankees in shortened game

Eloy Jimenez snapped a tie with his first career home run, a two-run shot in the top of the fifth inning, then homered in his next at-bat in the seventh as the Chicago White Sox halted a five-game losing streak with a rain-shortened 9-6 victory over the New York Yankees

Former pitcher Scott Sanderson has died at 62

1 / 3Former pitcher Scott Sanderson has died at 62FILE - In this February 1984 file photo, Chicago Cubs pitcher Scott Sanderson poses for a photo during baseball spring training. Sanderson, the right-hander who helped the Cubs make two playoff appearances and was a member of four postseason teams during

Altuve homers twice as Astros sweep Yankees for first time

HOUSTON (AP) -- Jose Altuve needed video review to confirm his first home run Wednesday night.His second shot was a no-doubter - just like the Houston Astros' status as a team to beat in the American League.Altuve hit two homers, Carlos Correa homered with three RBIs and the Astros completed

Yankees ace Severino to have more tests on injured shoulder

HOUSTON (AP) -- New York Yankees ace Luis Severino is returning to New York to have more tests on his injured right shoulder.Yankees manager Aaron Boone says Severino isn't where he wants to be and the team wants an examination to determine why he isn't progressing as expected. Severino was

Trout steals show as Angels shine, Yankees crush Orioles

Mike Trout is earning his keep, and then some, after leading the Los Angeles Angels past the Texas Rangers 7-2 in MLB action on Sunday.Trout – who signed a 12-year, $430million extension last month – had an impressive showing in the Angels' home series against the Rangers. The Angels star completed

Orioles Chris Davis nearing record futility steaks

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore first baseman Chris Davis is nearing a record streak for futility.Davis was 0 for 4 with two strikeouts in Sunday's 15-3 loss to the New York Yankees. He is 0 for 23 with 13 strikeouts this season and is hitless in 44 at-bats since a second-inning

Sanchez homers three times as Yankees pound Orioles

Gary Sanchez homered three times while Clint Frazier homered twice as the visiting New York Yankees belted seven homers in defeat of the Baltimore Orioles 15-3 Sunday afternoon.Sanchez finished with six RBI in his first career three-homer game while Frazier drove in four runs. The victory completed a sweep of

Dodgers On Fire

Welcome to the Homer Report, a summary of the latest power exploits. Every week, we’ll take a peek at the top recent performers, projected home run kings, and newly injured sluggers. We’ll also shine a spotlight on an under-appreciated target for home run production.Shall we dive right in?Editor’s Note: Stay ahead

Yankees 3B Andujar optimistic he can return without surgery

NEW YORK (AP) -- Miguel Andujar is hopeful he can avoid surgery and return to the New York Yankees' lineup this year.The third baseman has a small labrum tear in his right shoulder that landed him on the 10-day injured list Monday along with fellow slugger Giancarlo Stanton, who strained

Banged-up Yankees throwing Tanaka at Tigers

The New York Yankees know they will be without Giancarlo Stanton for a few weeks. They are holding their breath for a similar outcome for Miguel Andujar.In the meantime, they will attempt to press on without one of their big sluggers and their starting third baseman Tuesday night when they

Six options to replace Yankees’ Miguel Andujar in fantasy leagues

Miguel Andujar is the latest Yankee to hit the injured list. (Doug Murray/Getty Images)Andy Behrens made the declaration years ago: Closing Time is not primarily an injury blog. But sometimes the medical stuff forces its way to the top of the board, and today is one of those days.The Yankees

Yankees slugger Stanton on injured list with biceps strain

The New York Yankees on Monday put Giancarlo Stanton on the 10-day injured list with a left biceps strain, adding potential long-term concerns to the short-term angst of dropping consecutive games to the Baltimore Orioles over the weekend. Clint Frazier has been recalled from Triple-A to take Stanton's roster spot. There had been

Orioles try to solve Yankees’ Happ in series finale

As he conducted his first postgame interview after a win, new Baltimore Orioles manager Brandon Hyde was dripping in substances ranging from beer to syrup.The Orioles get a chance to get their second win under Hyde on Sunday afternoon when they conclude a three-game series with the New York Yankees

Chris Davis benched by Orioles after 3 strikeouts in opener

1 / 3Chris Davis benched by Orioles after 3 strikeouts in openerFILE - In this Sept. 18, 2018, file photo, Baltimore Orioles' Chris Davis walks off the field after an at-bat in a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, in Baltimore. Few players in major league history delivered less