Yankees closer Chapman banned 30 games under domestic violence policy

Mar 2, 2016

Yankees closer Chapman banned 30 games under domestic violence policy

New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman agreed to accept a 30-game suspension under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy, a penalty stemming from an incident with his girlfriend last October. Under the discipline announced Tuesday, the four-time All-Star will serve the penalty from the ...

New father Tanaka envisions 'special year' with Yankees

Feb 19, 2016

New father Tanaka envisions 'special year' with Yankees

A day before the start of his third spring training with the New York Yankees, Masahiro Tanaka foresaw a special season ahead following the birth of his first child. Speaking at a news conference on Thursday, a day before the Yankees’ pitchers and catchers ...

Feb 16, 2016

Pettitte backs Sabathia for success

Andy Pettitte is confident former New York Yankees teammate CC Sabathia can be successful this season with a diminished fastball that normally tops out in the upper 130 kph range. “I am just because I know what he can do,” Pettitte said Monday. “I ...

Feb 16, 2016

Tanaka's wife gives birth to baby boy

Masahiro Tanaka is now a dad, the New York Yankees said Monday. Tanaka’s wife, TV personality Mai Satoda, gave birth to a baby boy weighing 3,360 grams Monday afternoon, the Yankees said. Tanaka flew back to New York from the team’s spring training facility ...

Tanaka throws from mound for first time since surgery

Feb 14, 2016

Tanaka throws from mound for first time since surgery

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka threw from the mound on Saturday for the first time since undergoing elbow surgery in October. Tanaka, who had arthroscopic surgery to remove bone spurs from his elbow, worked out behind closed doors after previously throwing from flat ...

Yankees pitcher Tanaka feels healthy

Feb 13, 2016

Yankees pitcher Tanaka feels healthy

New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, coming back after arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow last October, says he feels perfectly healthy but isn’t sure when he’ll make his first regular-season start. “Can’t really say,” Tanaka said through a ...

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 ...