Second baseman Robinson Cano and outfielders Curtis Granderson and Jacoby Ellsbury were among 13 Major League Baseball players who turned down $14.1 million qualifying offers from their teams, clearing them to negotiate with other clubs on the free-agent market.
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said his confidence the team could win its 28th World Series title by 2017 was a principal factor in his decision to return to the club with a four-year contract extension.
The New York Yankees’ general manager told jurors in the perjury trial of retired pitcher Roger Clemens that the seven-time Cy Young Award winner pushed for the hiring of his former trainer after performing poorly in a playoff game against the Boston Red Sox in 1999.
The New York Yankees aren’t trying to delay the return of Alex Rodriguez, General Manager Brian Cashman said in response to a report that the third baseman suspects the team has conspired to keep him sidelined.
The New York Yankees will focus on “pitching, pitching, pitching” as they seek to improve their starting rotation and bullpen during the Major League Baseball offseason, General Manager Brian Cashman said.