MLB spring training: 10 crucial position battles for contending teams, including Yankees, Mets and Dodgers

MLB spring training: 10 crucial position battles for contending teams, including Yankees, Mets and Dodgers

The 2021 Major League Baseball regular season is a little more than one month away. Teams around the league will use these next five weeks to evaluate their players and eventually finalize their roster. Spring training games don’t count, but they do matter. For many players, spring training is their best opportunity to win a […]

MLB offseason grades: Yankees lack urgency; Dodgers, Mets, Padres get high marks; Cubs, Red Sox underwhelm

MLB offseason grades: Yankees lack urgency; Dodgers, Mets, Padres get high marks; Cubs, Red Sox underwhelm

CBS Sports We are a little over a month away from Opening Day 2021. This offseason, we’ve seen nearly all of our top 60 free agents sign deals and there were even a few major trades that went down. So while we continue to wait for meaningful baseball games to return, let’s take a look […]

MLB free-agent tracker: Signings and rankings as Yankees bring back Brett Gardner, Taijuan Walker joins Mets

MLB free-agent tracker: Signings and rankings as Yankees bring back Brett Gardner, Taijuan Walker joins Mets

USATSI Spring training is here, and Major League Baseball’s hot stove has finally heated up in recent weeks. Almost all of the top free agents have signed new deals, most recently Trevor Bauer, Marcell Ozuna and Justin Turner. But valuable players like Jackie Bradley and Jake Odorizzi are still on the market. For the sake […]

MLB rumors: Yankees move Adam Ottavino as they revisit Brett Gardner talks; Mets want more bullpen help

Yankees bring back Brett Gardner on one-year, $4 million contract, per reports

Getty Images The New York Yankees and free agent outfielder Brett Gardner have agreed to a deal, reports Ken Davidoff of the New York Post. The deal is pending a physical and is for one year and $4 million, reports Jon Heyman of MLB Network.  Gardner, 37, has spent the entirety of his professional career […]

Ex-Red Sox, Yankees star Johnny Damon arrested on DUI, resisting arrest charges, per reports

Ex-Red Sox, Yankees star Johnny Damon arrested on DUI, resisting arrest charges, per reports

Getty Images Former big-league outfielder Johnny Damon was arrested in Windermere, Florida, around 8 a.m. Friday morning on various charges, including driving under the influence and resisting an arrest without violence, per the Associated Press and CBS Local.  Damon, 47, had a blood-alcohol concentration level of .20, according to the police report. The State of Florida […]

Yankees' Zack Britton on return of Domingo German: 'You don't get to control who your teammates are'

Yankees’ Zack Britton on return of Domingo German: ‘You don’t get to control who your teammates are’

USATSI Yankees right-hander Domingo German was with his teammates Thursday at spring training as pitchers and catchers reported for their first day of official workouts. German is returning to the team after receiving a domestic violence suspension and missing all of the shortened 2020 season. Yankees reliever Zack Britton was asked about German’s return, and said it […]

Yankees' Clint Frazier named starting left fielder heading into 2021 MLB season

Yankees’ Clint Frazier named starting left fielder heading into 2021 MLB season

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone shared an update on the club’s outfield situation for the 2021 MLB season on Wednesday as pitchers and catchers started reporting to spring training. Boone told reporters, including MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch, that Clint Frazier will be the Yankees starting left fielder entering the season. “Clint has earned his place,” […]

MLB rumors: Phillies, Cubs sign relievers; Yankees invite slugger to spring training

MLB rumors: Phillies, Cubs sign relievers; Yankees invite slugger to spring training

MLB spring training is here. The first wave of pitchers and catchers reported to camps in Arizona and Florida on Wednesday, and, in less than two weeks, the Cactus League and Grapefruit League seasons will begin. Real live baseball is approaching. Here are the latest hot stove rumblings. Cubs add Workman, Strop to bullpen The […]

MLB rumors: Yankees sign reliever Justin Wilson; Mets add outfielder Kevin Pillar

MLB rumors: Yankees sign reliever Justin Wilson; Mets add outfielder Kevin Pillar

We are fast approaching the start of spring training, and almost all of the big-name free agents are spoken for. That said, it’s still the offseason, and that means rumors can be found. We have found them and rounded them up for Monday. Here they are: The Yankees have signed left-handed reliever Justin Wilson, per […]

MLB rumors: Yankees nearing deal with Justin Wilson; Padres make another move

MLB rumors: Yankees sign reliever Justin Wilson; Twins add righty Matt Shoemaker

We are fast approaching the start of spring training, and almost all of the big-name free agents are spoken for. That said, it’s still the offseason, and that means rumors can be found. We have found them and rounded them up for Monday. Here they are: The Yankees have signed left-handed reliever Justin Wilson, per […]