Latest New York Yankees News

To the Max: Scherzer, Mets finalize $130M, 3-year deal

Dec. 02, 2021 12:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets owner Steve Cohen promised a max effort bringing a World Series back to New York. Enter Max Scherzer, the newest ace in Queens. The Mets and the three-time Cy Young Award winner finalized a $130 million, three-year deal...

Rays, pitcher Kluber finalize $8 million, 1-year contract

Dec. 02, 2021 12:05 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Two-time Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber and the Tampa Bay Rays finalized an $8 million, one-year free-agent contract on Wednesday. The deal includes an additional $5 million in performance bonuses based on starts: $500,000 each for 10 and...

Báez to Detroit, MLB teams race to finish biz before lockout

Dec. 01, 2021 01:37 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Javier Báez agreed to bring his high motor to the Motor City, while other teams around the majors raced to finish up business before Tuesday's deadline to tender contracts and a likely roster freeze coming when baseball's collective bargaining agreement expires Wednesday. ...

Orioles reach 1-year deal with veteran 2B Rougned Odor

Nov. 30, 2021 23:05 PM EST

The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a one-year deal with second baseman Rougned Odor. The team announced the move Tuesday night. The 27-year-old Odor spent last season with the New York Yankees, hitting .202 with 15 home runs and 39 RBIs in 102 games. ...

Urshela agrees to $6.55M deal with Yanks, Germán $1.75M

Nov. 30, 2021 21:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Infielder Gio Urshela agreed to a $6.55 million, one-year contract with the New York Yankees on Tuesday, while starting pitcher Domingo Germán agreed to $1.75 million and pitcher Lucas Luetge to $905,000. New York also released infielder Chris Gittens,...

Orioles grant Kriske release for international opportunity

Nov. 30, 2021 15:34 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles granted right-hander Brooks Kriske his release to pursue an international opportunity. The Orioles also announced Tuesday that infielder Lucius Fox was claimed off waivers by the Washington Nationals. The...

Braves pick up former All-Star Kirby Yates for bullpen

Nov. 29, 2021 20:03 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves bolstered their World Series-winning bullpen Monday by signing right-hander Kirby Yates to a two-year, $8.25 million deal. Yates led the majors with 41 saves for the San Diego Padres in 2019. He didn't pitch this past season for the...

AP source: Scherzer and Mets agree to $130M, 3-year contract

Nov. 29, 2021 14:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Max Scherzer has shattered baseball's record for highest average salary, agreeing Monday to a $130 million, three-year contract with the New York Mets, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of...

Clint Frazier and Rougned Odor released by Yankees

Nov. 23, 2021 17:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Outfielder Clint Frazier and infielder Rougned Odor were released by the New York Yankees on Tuesday after they were designated for assignment four days ago and went unclaimed on waivers. The 27-year-old Frazier was the fifth pick overall in the 2013...

Former MLB outfielder, manager Bill Virdon dies at 90

Nov. 23, 2021 17:22 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bill Virdon, the steady centerfielder who won the 1955 National League Rookie of the Year for St. Louis and guided the Houston Astros to three straight postseason appearances as a manager, has died. He was 90. Virdon died at the Lester E. Cox Medical...