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Schwarber, Pederson decline options, become free agents

Nov. 04, 2021 23:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Atlanta outfielder Joc Pederson and Boston infielder-outfielder Kyle Schwarber were among 10 players who became free agents Thursday when they both declined 2022 mutual options in their contracts. Pederson agreed with the Cubs in February to a $7...

Gardner, O'Day become free agents after declining options

Nov. 04, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner and reliever Darren O'Day became free agents after the players and New York declined 2022 options Thursday. Gardner, the last player on the team from its 2009 World Series title, hit .201 with five homers and 18 RBIs in...

After another flop, flawed Yankees face uncertain offseason

Oct. 06, 2021 13:09 PM EDT

The New York Yankees’ 12th consecutive season of failure had just ended, and Aaron Boone made an obvious yet stunning admission. “The league’s closed the gap on us. We got to get better. We got to get better in every aspect,” the manager said. ...

Lowe hits 3 HRs, Rays roll 12-2 to prevent Yankees WC clinch

Oct. 03, 2021 01:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After 161 games, the New York Yankees still need one more victory. No simple task against Brandon Lowe and a 100-win Tampa Bay team that's a consistent thorn in their side. Lowe hit three home runs and the Rays rolled to a 12-2...

Yanks' rally fizzles, AL wild-card race tightens as Rays win

Oct. 02, 2021 01:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gary Sánchez and Rougned Odor both struck out with two runners on to blunt a ninth-inning rally and the New York Yankees’ lead atop the AL wild-card race got even tighter with a 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night. The Yankees’ edge fell...

Judge HRs twice, Yankees beat Jays 6-2 to extend WC lead

Sep. 30, 2021 23:50 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Aaron Judge hit two of New York’s five home runs and the Yankees extended their AL wild-card lead by beating the Toronto Blue Jays 6-2 Thursday night. Gleyber Torres and Anthony Rizzo also connected off Blue Jays starter Robbie Ray, and Brett Gardner...

Bichette homers twice, Blue Jays top Yanks 6-5, tighten race

Sep. 30, 2021 03:56 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Bo Bichette homered twice, including a tiebreaking drive in the eighth inning that lifted the Toronto Blue Jays over the Yankees 6-5 Wednesday night, tightened the AL wild-card race and ended New York’s seven-game winning streak. Boston (89-69) closed...

Stanton's slam lifts Yanks to 5-3 win, WC tie with Red Sox

Sep. 26, 2021 02:34 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Yankees figure to be in a fight the remainder of the season to secure a playoff berth. Through the first two games of a crucial series at Fenway Park, they certainly look like a team up for the challenge. Giancarlo Stanton hit a...

Cole, Stanton lead Yankees past Red Sox 8-3, cut lead to 1

Sep. 25, 2021 01:59 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole showed the Yankees he’s ready for the important games soon to come. Nathan Eovaldi left the Red Sox with nothing but worries. In a potential AL wild-card preview, Cole took a two-hit shutout into the sixth inning and led the Yankees to an 8-3...

Cole rocked as Yanks lose ground in 11-1 loss to Indians

Sep. 19, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole stumbled when the New York Yankees needed an ace-like outing, allowing seven runs over 5 2/3 innings in a costly 11-1 defeat to the Cleveland Indians on Sunday. After losing consecutive games by eight or more runs for the first time since May...