New York Yankees

Yankees confident healthy Bird will produce
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With the start of Spring Training approaching, anticipation is building for the 2018 season. MLB.com is going around the horn to break down each area of the Yankees’ roster, continuing this week with the corner infielders.

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Yankees, Red Sox broadcasters talk rivalry
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The timeless rivalry between the Red Sox and the Yankees warmed the Hot Stove on Thursday evening, with two hours of baseball discussion between broadcasting legends Joe Castiglione, John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman, simulcast on WEEI in Boston and WFAN in New York.

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Sources: Yankees shopping market for value
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We know the Yankees want to keep their 2018 payroll below $197 million, in order to reset their luxury-tax obligations. They’re currently looking at both pitchers and position players, one source said, shopping opportunistically for value, more so than need.

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Mussina gaining momentum in HOF bid
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Mike Mussina continued to gain ground toward entry into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, setting up a scenario in which he could be inducted next summer alongside former Yankees teammate Mariano Rivera, who is considered a lock to headline the Class of 2019.

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Versatile Torres No. 1 among SS prospects
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In a matter of weeks, Gleyber Torres will report to the Yankees’ Spring Training facility with a legitimate chance of being named the Opening Day second or third baseman. As far as MLB Pipeline is concerned, there is no better prospect at shortstop.

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A-Rod joining ESPN's 'Sunday Night Baseball'
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Alex Rodriguez will join ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” broadcast team, replacing Aaron Boone, who left to become manager of the Yankees, a source confirmed on Tuesday.

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Yanks' Solak thriving in march through Minors
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As he ascends to the higher levels of the Minor Leagues, Nick Solak has merited praise as a “winning-type player who can hit and has real attributes that are clutch,” as Yankees director of amateur scouting Damon Oppenheimer recently said. MLB Pipeline has agreed, announcing on Monday that they rate Solak as the No. 5 […]

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Higashioka returns to MLB Youth Academy
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When Kyle Higashioka earned his call-up with the Yankees last April, he became the latest MLB Youth Academy alumni to break through to the big leagues.

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Sabathia: Yanks back to status of 'hated team'
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The Yankees enjoyed much more goodwill than normal last season thanks to their success with young talent like Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez and Luis Severino, but they aren’t expecting the same in 2018.

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Boston BBWAA honors Yankees GM Cashman
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Brian Cashman heard applause in enemy territory on Thursday evening, as the Yankees’ general manager was honored by the Boston chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA), bringing home honors as the game’s Executive of the Year.

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Yankees' bullpen could be best of all time
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The 2017 Yankees bullpen was one of the best in baseball, but they reached that level with only partial seasons from Chad Green, David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle. With that trio on board from the start, how great could the 2018 version be?

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Justus league: Sheffield could see MLB in 2018
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The Yankees believe that Justus Sheffield will be part of the next wave of “Baby Bombers” to force their way to the Bronx. That viewpoint is shared by many, which is part of the reason why the 21-year-old has been consistently ranked among the game’s top pitching prospects.

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