Latest Adam Ottavino News

Harper goes 0 for 2 against Yankees' Tanaka

Mar. 13, 2019 10:10 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper went 0 for 2 against New York Yankees opening day starter Masahiro Tanaka on Wednesday night in his third spring training game, and first on the road, since signing baseball's biggest contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. The slugger is hitless in three at-bats and has...

Harper goes 0 for 2 against Yankees' Tanaka

Mar. 13, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper went 0 for 2 against New York Yankees opening-day starter Masahiro Tanaka on Wednesday night in his third spring training game, and first on the road, since signing baseball's biggest contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. The slugger is hitless in three at-bats and has...

Judge, Gardner think Yankees' offense can top last year

Mar. 4, 2019 2:05 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Judge and Brett Gardner think the Yankees can break the major league season record of 267 home runs that New York set last season "Get this whole team healthy, we're going to crush the record that we set last year," Judge said. New York broke the previous mark of 264 by the 1997...

Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman say knee issues in the past

Feb. 28, 2019 3:30 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman says he has recovered from the left knee tendinitis that bothered him during much of last season. Chapman threw 21 pitches during a four-batter simulated game appearance on Thursday, his 31st birthday. The left-hander struck out three, including...

Aaron Hicks, Yankees agree to $70M, 7-year deal

Feb. 25, 2019 9:03 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Making another move to keep their core of players together, the New York Yankees agreed to a $70 million, seven-year contract with outfielder Aaron Hicks. Hicks' agreement adds $64 million in guaranteed money over six seasons and club option for 2026 that could make it worth $81.5...

Cashman: Yankees never talked dollars with Manny Machado

Feb. 22, 2019 7:16 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Yankees never talked dollars with Manny Machado when he visited New York with agent Dan Lozano in December. "The free agency process leads people to where they belong, and Manny belongs in San Diego at this time of his career," general manager Brian Cashman said Friday, a day after...

Rockies' Arenado: State of free-agent market is 'sad'

Feb. 21, 2019 7:08 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The sluggish free-agent market the last two years has not scared Colorado third baseman Nolan Arenado, who could be among the most prized players after this season. "I'm not afraid of it at all," Arenado said. "It doesn't have an effect on me. I think free agency is something you...

Bird says he's ready to regain Yanks' 1B job from Voit

Feb. 21, 2019 5:47 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Greg Bird is stronger, healthier and ready to challenge Luke Voit for the New York Yankees' first-base job. After three injury-marred seasons, the 26-year old Bird reported to the Yankees' spring training complex in early January and checked into camp at 230 pounds, up about 20 from the...

Judge thinks Yankees championship-caliber without Machado

Feb. 19, 2019 6:02 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Judge thinks the New York Yankees have a championship-caliber team without Manny Machado. "We weren't in the position I felt like that we really needed to go out there and grab too many big pieces," the Yankees slugger said after Tuesday's first full-squad workout. "We were just in...

Rockies relievers ready for strong bullpen minus Ottavino

Feb. 16, 2019 8:34 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Colorado Rockies will be without the reliever who boasted he could strike out Babe Ruth, but they believe the bridge between their solid starting rotation and premier closer Wade Davis remains sturdy. Colorado is counting on a veteran bullpen group that includes Scott Oberg,...