Jan 29, 2016

Nova, Yankees finalize one-year deal, avoid arbitration

Pitcher Ivan Nova and the New York Yankees have agreed to a $4.1 million, one-year contract and avoided salary arbitration. The agreement Thursday was $100,000 under the midpoint between the $4.6 million Nova had asked for in arbitration and the $3.8 million he had ...

Gordon gets $50 mil. deal

Jan 14, 2016

Gordon gets $50 mil. deal

Even by the Miami Marlins’ thrifty standards, reigning NL batting champion Dee Gordon deserved a long-term deal. Gordon avoided salary arbitration and agreed to a $50 million, five-year contract with Miami, a person familiar with the negotiations said Wednesday. The person confirmed the deal ...

Yankees acquire Chapman from Reds despite legal issues

Dec 29, 2015

Yankees acquire Chapman from Reds despite legal issues

The New York Yankees bolstered an already dominant bullpen Monday, acquiring hard-throwing All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman from the Cincinnati Reds for four minor leaguers. Chapman became available after the Reds’ deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers fell through during baseball’s winter meetings three weeks ...

Dec 15, 2015

Famed baseball scribe Pepe dies

Phil Pepe, a revered baseball writer and radio voice who spent more than five decades covering sports in New York, died Sunday. He was 80. Pepe died of an apparent heart attack at his home in Englewood, New Jersey, his son, David, told The ...

Nov 6, 2015

Sabathia says treatment only option

New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia said he had “no other option” than to leave the team for treatment for alcoholism ahead of its loss to Houston in the one-game AL wild-card playoff. In his first remarks to media since seeking treatment, Sabathia told ...

Oct 21, 2015

Yankees pitcher Tanaka has elbow surgery to remove bone spur

Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has undergone arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow. The team said Mets medical director Dr. David Altchek operated on Tanaka at the Hospital for Special Surgery on Tuesday and that typical recovery time includes six ...

Tanaka falls in playoff debut

Oct 7, 2015

Tanaka falls in playoff debut

Masahiro Tanaka’s first foray into the major league postseason was a wild one as poor control haunted him in the New York Yankees’ 3-0 wildcard playoff loss to the Houston Astros on Tuesday. Tanaka allowed two runs in five innings to take the loss, ...

Tanaka ready for MLB playoff debut

Oct 6, 2015

Tanaka ready for MLB playoff debut

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka said Monday he is eager to take the mound for his first postseason start as a major leaguer. Two years after he led the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles to its only pennant in the Pacific League and followed ...

Sabathia leaves Yankees for alcohol rehab

Oct 6, 2015

Sabathia leaves Yankees for alcohol rehab

CC Sabathia walked into manager Joe Girardi’s office in Baltimore on Sunday and made a stunning admission: He has an alcohol problem. “The first thing he said is, ‘I need help,’ ” Girardi said Monday during a workout at Yankee Stadium for the AL ...

Tanaka to start Yankees' wild-card game against Astros

Oct 5, 2015

Tanaka to start Yankees' wild-card game against Astros

Masahiro Tanaka has been named to start Tuesday’s American League wild-card playoff game for the New York Yankees against the Houston Astros, manager Joe Girardi said Sunday. “He is pitching,” Girardi said. “That was the guy we were planning on pitching in that one-game ...