The Yankees signed first baseman Lyle Overbay to a minor league contract on Tuesday. He was released hours earlier by the American League East-rival Red Sox.
It’s a question that seemed unthinkable during the winter months and at the start of spring training: which team will have more talent on April 1?
Ivan Nova feels he’s ready for the Yankees rotation after earning a victory over the Pirates on Sunday.
New York has approached Derrek Lee about coming out of retirement and resurrecting his career in the Bronx. Lee last played in the big leagues in 2011, playing 85 games for the Orioles and 28 games for the Pirates.
Mark Teixeira is going to be out until at least early May with a strained right wrist tendon, the latest major injury setback for the New York Yankees.
“I’m obviously worried about it, because wrists are very unpredictable,” Cashman said. “Even if you can get a positive diagnosis back — which, of course, I’m going to hope for — that still doesn’t mean we’re out of the woods.”
The Yankees have signed infielder Dan Johnson to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training, according to WFAN’s Sweeny Murti.
Dan Johnson hit a pair of two-run homers Wednesday night, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees and back into first place in the AL East.