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LAS VEGAS | The Latest: Lynn, Rangers reach deal on 3-year contract

LAS VEGAS — The Latest on Major League Baseball‘s winter meetings (all times local): 10:57 a.m. A person with direct knowledge of the agreement says free agent right-hander Lance Lynn and the Texas Rangers have reached a deal on a $30 million, three-year contract. The deal is pending a physical, says the person, who was … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | The Latest: Lynn, Rangers reach deal on 3-year contract

BOSTON | Red Sox exercise $15 million 2019 option on ace Chris Sale

BOSTON — The Red Sox have exercised the 2019 option on ace left-hander Chris Sale. Sale will earn $15 million in the final season of the five-year contract he signed with the White Sox in 2013. He can become an unrestricted free agent in 2020. The 2017 AL Cy Young runner-up and a seven-time All-Star, … Continue reading BOSTON | Red Sox exercise $15 million 2019 option on ace Chris Sale

LEADING OFF: Red Sox seek to clean things up vs Astros

A look at what’s happening around the majors Sunday: TRY AGAIN The Red Sox send David Price to the mound for Game 2 of their AL Championship Series against Houston hoping for a bounce-back performance from the entire club. Price hasn’t pitched since allowing three runs in 1 2/3 innings in a Game 2 Division … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Red Sox seek to clean things up vs Astros

NEW YORK | Yankees in danger of decade without World Series

NEW YORK  — The Yankees are in danger of going an entire decade without reaching a World Series for the first time since the 1910s. Aaron Boone’s rookie season as a manager ended in failure when New York fizzled in the AL Division Series against Boston and was eliminated in four games. “You’re always chasing … Continue reading NEW YORK | Yankees in danger of decade without World Series

LEADING OFF: Yanks’ Severino gets wild-card do-over vs A’s

A look at what’s happening around the majors Wednesday: TRY AGAIN Luis Severino gets a wild-card do-over when he starts for the Yankees against Oakland in a winner-take-all matchup. Severino allowed three runs and got just one out in last year’s wild-card game against Minnesota before New York rallied for an 8-4 victory. Severino was … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Yanks’ Severino gets wild-card do-over vs A’s

LEADING OFF: Yanks defend turf, Phillies-Braves, Scherzer up

For the third night in a row, the Red Sox attempt to clinch the AL East championship at Yankee Stadium. Boston entered the three-game set needing one victory over rival New York to secure its third consecutive division crown. But the Yankees have put the party on hold with two wins, including a 10-1 rout … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Yanks defend turf, Phillies-Braves, Scherzer up

NEW YORK | Judge, Chapman work out, could return to Yankees this week

NEW YORK —Yankees slugger Aaron  Judge had 11 at-bats in a simulated game and New York closer Aroldis Chapman threw 22 pitches, perhaps the last steps before both are cleared to return to full action. The team said Judge faced right-handers A.J. Cole and Chance Adams along with minor league left-hander Phillip Diehl at Yankee … Continue reading NEW YORK | Judge, Chapman work out, could return to Yankees this week

OAKLAND, Calif. | Canha homers as A’s gain ground on Yankees in wild-card race

OAKLAND, Calif.— Mark Canha homered and Matt Chapman hit an RBI double to back Trevor Cahill, leading the Oakland Athletics past the New York Yankees 6-3 on Monday in a matchup between two teams in the AL wild-card race. The A’s jumped on CC Sabathia early and pulled within 3 1/2 games of New York … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif. | Canha homers as A’s gain ground on Yankees in wild-card race

LEADING OFF: Shaved McCutchen joins Yanks, Donaldson moves

Andrew McCutchen is expected to join the Yankees when they host Detroit, a day after being acquired from San Francisco. The 2013 NL MVP will take over right field duties with slugger Aaron Judge still recovering from a broken right wrist. McCutchen was one of the game’s most recognizable faces in his younger days with … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Shaved McCutchen joins Yanks, Donaldson moves

BOSTON | Boston manager Alex Cora tossed in 1st inning vs. Yankees

BOSTON— Red Sox manager Alex Cora was ejected one pitch into the bottom of the first inning for arguing after an inside pitch to Mookie Betts. Both benches were warned when Luis Severino threw a fastball high and inside to Betts on his first pitch. In the top of the first, New York leadoff batter … Continue reading BOSTON | Boston manager Alex Cora tossed in 1st inning vs. Yankees

NEW YORK | Gray, Yankees flop in 7-5 loss to lowly Orioles

NEW YORK — Sonny Gray was chased in the third inning by the team with worst record in the majors, big league-loss leader Alex Cobb ended a nine-start winless streak and the Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees 7-5 Wednesday. Despite what appeared to be a midgame lecture in the dugout by third base … Continue reading NEW YORK | Gray, Yankees flop in 7-5 loss to lowly Orioles

LEADING OFF: Newcomb faces fallout after offensive tweets

A look at what’s happening around the majors Monday: TWEET TROUBLE Atlanta pitcher Sean Newcomb will face the fallout from his tweets, a day after he apologized for racist, homophobic and sexist posts he put on social media as a teenager. The 25-year-old came within one strike of a no-hitter Sunday at SunTrust Park against … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Newcomb faces fallout after offensive tweets

LEADING OFF: Happ debuts for Yanks, Astros minus Altuve

A look at what’s happening around the majors Sunday: HAPPENING J.A. Happ makes his Yankees debut, three days after New York got him from Toronto in a trade for Brandon Drury and minor league outfielder Billy McKinney. The 35-year-old lefty starts out at home against Kansas City. Happ has enjoyed success over Boston in his … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Happ debuts for Yanks, Astros minus Altuve

NEW YORK | Cespedes homers in return as Mets beat Yankees 7-5

NEW YORK— Yoenis Cespedes homered in his return from the disabled list, Noah Syndergaard won his second straight start since coming back from an injury but left after a drop in velocity, and the New York Mets beat the Yankees 7-5 Friday night in a Subway Series opener. Robert Gsellman pitched two innings for his … Continue reading NEW YORK | Cespedes homers in return as Mets beat Yankees 7-5

LEADING OFF: Braves skidding into break, Ramos out of ASG

A look at what’s happening around the majors Sunday: STAR-STUDDED SLIDE Despite boasting an NL-best four All-Stars, the Braves are freefalling going into the midsummer break. Atlanta has lost 8 of 10, including the first two games of its series against Arizona, to drop out of first place in the NL East. Julio Teheran (6-6, … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Braves skidding into break, Ramos out of ASG

CLEVELAND | Yankees score twice in 8th off Kluber, top Indians 7-4

CLEVELAND — Aaron Hicks drove home Didi Gregorius from first base with a one-out double in the eighth inning off Cleveland ace Corey Kluber, sending the New York Yankees to a 7-4 win over the Indians on Thursday night. Hicks drove a 3-2 pitch from Kluber (12-5) to deep center field, and Gregorius scored easily … Continue reading CLEVELAND | Yankees score twice in 8th off Kluber, top Indians 7-4

Actor Tab Hunter, star of ‘Damn Yankees!’ movie, dies age 86

Tab Hunter, the blond actor and singer who was a heartthrob for millions of teenage girls in the 1950s with such films as “Battle Cry” and “Damn Yankees!” and received new attention decades later when he revealed that he was gay, has died. He was 86. Producer and longtime partner Allan Glaser said Hunter died … Continue reading Actor Tab Hunter, star of ‘Damn Yankees!’ movie, dies age 86

NEW YORK | Stanton, Sabathia lead Yankees to 6-2 win over Braves

NEW YORK — Giancarlo Stanton hit a three-run homer, CC Sabathia pitched six effective innings, and the New York Yankees beat the Atlanta Braves 6-2 on Wednesday. Aaron Judge added his 24th homer of the season in the seventh inning. He’s now homered in three of his past four games. Rookie second baseman Gleyber Torres … Continue reading NEW YORK | Stanton, Sabathia lead Yankees to 6-2 win over Braves

Pinstripe passer: Seahawks QB Wilson works out with Yankees

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Russell Wilson‘s head knows football was the right choice. Baseball still has his heart. A 2014 Super Bowl champion quarterback with the Seattle Seahawks, the 29-year-old began a week of workouts Monday with the New York Yankees. “Is this just a stunt?” he said. “I think that if you really know … Continue reading Pinstripe passer: Seahawks QB Wilson works out with Yankees

Orioles star Machado could move _ new position, or new team

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. /December 13, 2017 (STL.News)-Baltimore Orioles star Manny Machado could be on the move. To a new position — or a new team. Big names emerged in trade talk Tuesday, with Machado, New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey and Detroit pitcher Michrael Fulme heating up the winter meetings. And no surprise, the … Continue reading Orioles star Machado could move _ new position, or new team

Stanton joins Judge as Yankees’ Towers of Power

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla./December 12, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  Giancarlo Stanton eased his 6-foot-6 frame into a pinstriped No. 27 jersey, ready to join 6-foot-7 Aaron Judge as the Towers of Power on the resurgent New York Yankees. “They’re winners,” Stanton said after his trade from the Miami Marlins to New York was finalized Monday. “They’re … Continue reading Stanton joins Judge as Yankees’ Towers of Power

AP sources: Yankees set to reel in MVP Stanton from Marlins

MIAMI /December 10, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) —  After helping the New York Yankees to five World Series titles, Derek Jeter might help them win another. The Yankees and Jeter’s Miami Marlins have agreed to a trade that would send NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton to New York, pending a physical, a person familiar with the negotiations said … Continue reading AP sources: Yankees set to reel in MVP Stanton from Marlins

AP sources: Yankees agree to deal to land Marlins’ Stanton

MIAMI /December 10, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) —After helping the New York Yankees to five World Series titles, Derek Jeter might help them win another. The Yankees and Jeter’s Miami Marlins have agreed to a trade that would send slugger Giancarlo Stanton to New York, pending a physical, a person familiar with the negotiations said Saturday. The … Continue reading AP sources: Yankees agree to deal to land Marlins’ Stanton

AP source: Yankees agree to deal to acquire Marlins’ Stanton

December 9, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS)–A person familiar with the negotiations says the Yankees and Marlins have agreed to a deal that would send slugger Giancarlo Stanton to New York, pending a physical. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because the teams hadn’t announced the agreement. Stanton must approve the deal. … Continue reading AP source: Yankees agree to deal to acquire Marlins’ Stanton

Girardi fired as Yankees manager, leaving with ‘heavy heart’ – MLB

October 26, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) – MLB:  Joe Girardi was fired as New York Yankees manager Thursday after a decade that produced just one World Series title for a team that expects to win every year. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman announced the move five days after New York lost to Houston in Game 7 of … Continue reading Girardi fired as Yankees manager, leaving with ‘heavy heart’ – MLB

Tanaka, Yankees top Keuchel, Astros 5-0 for 3-2 lead in ALCS – MLB

NEW YORK/October 18, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — MLB:  Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven innings of three-hit ball and the New York Yankees finally solved Houston Astros nemesis Dallas Keuchel, beating the ace lefty 5-0 on Wednesday for a 3-2 lead in the AL Championship Series. Gary Sanchez hit an RBI single off Keuchel and later homered to … Continue reading Tanaka, Yankees top Keuchel, Astros 5-0 for 3-2 lead in ALCS – MLB

Yanks complete comeback, beat Indians 5-2 in Game 5 of ALDS

CLEVELAND/October 12, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — MLB:  These young Yankees were unshaken, resilient and as tough as the city they represent. The baby Bronx Bombers have grown up fast. Didi Gregorius, following in the October footprints left by Derek Jeter, homered twice off Corey Kluber as New York beat the Cleveland Indians 5-2 in Game 5 … Continue reading Yanks complete comeback, beat Indians 5-2 in Game 5 of ALDS

Extra special: Indians edge Yankees 9-8 in 13, take 2-0 lead

CLEVELAND/October 7, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — MLB, Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees:  They’ve won this season in almost every way imaginable: comebacks, walk-offs, blowouts, nail-biters. No. 104 for the Cleveland Indians topped them all. Yan Gomes singled home Austin Jackson from second base with none out in the 13th inning as Cleveland rallied from five runs … Continue reading Extra special: Indians edge Yankees 9-8 in 13, take 2-0 lead

Gene Michael, architect of 1990s Yankees dynasty, dies at 79

NEW YORK/September 7, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Gene Michael, the slick-fielding shortstop nicknamed Stick who went on to manage the New York Yankees and then as an executive built a power that won four World Series in five years, died Thursday. He was 79. Michael had a heart attack and died at his home in Oldsmar, … Continue reading Gene Michael, architect of 1990s Yankees dynasty, dies at 79

Yankees pursue Gray from A’s, acquire Garcia from Twins

NEW YORK/July 31, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Baseball Trade Deadline: Jaime Garcia is joining the Yankees from the Minnesota Twins. Will Sonny Gray be the next addition to New York’s rotation before Monday’s trade deadline? “That would be pretty nice, too,” Todd Frazier said before Sunday’s 5-3 loss to Tampa Bay, which stopped New York’s six-game winning … Continue reading Yankees pursue Gray from A’s, acquire Garcia from Twins