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K-Rod with the Mets in 2011. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Should Mets Make Run At K-Rod Reunion?

The Mets “wouldn’t rule him out” based on his infamous 2010 arrest at Citi Field, Newsday’s Marc Carig reported on Twitter. But Carig also cautioned it’s unclear whether K-Rod is actually “in the mix.”


Masahiro Tanaka during his training session in Japan on January 23, 2014. Tanaka, who went unbeaten last season, signed a seven-year deal worth $155 million with the New York Yankees on January 22. (Photo by JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

Masahiro Tanaka’s Goal With Yankees: ‘To Become World Champions’

Asked to deliver a message to New York fans in English on Thursday, Tanaka said he plans to let his performance on the field do the talking.


Scott Sizemore (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

Yankees Sign Scott Sizemore To Minor League Deal

Sizemore, who has a history of knee woes, will have a shot to help fill the gaps left by second baseman Robinson Cano, who signed with Seattle this offseason, and suspended third baseman Alex Rodriguez.


Grant Balfour (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Report: Yankees Interested In Signing Free-Agent Closer Grant Balfour

The Sydney, Australia, native was brilliant for Oakland in 2013, recording 38 saves in 41 opportunities and pitching to a 2.59 ERA. He struck out 72 and walked 27 in 62 2/3 innings.


Carlos Beltran (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Beltran After Yankees Intro: First Choice Was Bronx In ’05, Not Queens

“Honestly, they were (my first choice),” Beltran told Joe & Evan. “They were there, but at the same time they couldn’t do anything about it. The Yankees were going through a salary cap (issue).”


Carlos Beltran (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

It’s Official: Yankees Finalize 3-Year, $45M Deal With Carlos Beltran

The Yankees are ready to introduce another big name to the Bronx. An agreement with Beltran, reached Dec. 6, was announced by the Yankees on Thursday. He’ll meet the media Friday.


Rakuten Golden Eagles pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

Masahiro Tanaka’s Team Reportedly Won’t OK Move To MLB

The Yankees — and the rest of Major League Baseball — may have to wait another year for a shot at signing Japanese ace Masahiro Tanaka.


Al Leiter (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images for Starter)

Not Buying Into It: Al Leiter Says Mets Are ‘Not A Playoff Team’

“I think the Mets are where they are,” Leiter said. “The Nationals are the team to beat, (the) Atlanta Braves are very good, who knows with the Marlins and Phillies. They’re just, to me, they’re not a playoff team.”


Brian Roberts (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

Yankees, Brian Roberts Agree On 1-Year Deal

The Bombers are still patching together their infield following the departure of second baseman Robinson Cano. The latest piece of the puzzle: former Orioles infielder Brian Roberts.


Jacoby Ellsbury during his introductory press conference at Yankee Stadium on December 13, 2013. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Yankees Introduce $153-Million Man Jacoby Ellsbury

The two-time World Champion outfielder is getting a firsthand look at the other side of the Boston-New York rivalry.


(Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Robinson Cano: ‘I Didn’t Get Respect’ From Yankees

Cano seemed to be next in line as the player to wear pinstripes for his entire career, all set to follow the path laid before him by Jeter, Posada and Rivera. But then Seattle blew him away.


Bartolo Colon (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images), Curtis Granderson (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Palladino: Mets Changing Direction With Colon And Grandy

Let’s face it. Outside of Matt Harvey and Daniel Murphy, the kids haven’t done much for the cause. The Mets might as well try it the Yankee way.


Brandon Phillips (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images), Brett Gardner (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Yankees Reject Phillips-For-Gardner Offer From Reds

General manager Brian Cashman said Wednesday the team isn’t shopping outfielder Brett Gardner, though they will listen to offers.


Bartolo Colon (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Bartolo Colon Deal Brings Mets’ Offseason Spending To $87M

Free-agent right-hander Bartolo Colon and the Mets have reached a deal, giving the New York the starter it was seeking to replace injured ace Matt Harvey.


Johan Santana (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Report: Johan Santana Draws Interest From Yankees

The 34-year-old left-hander hit the open market last month when the Mets declined his $25-million option for 2014, which included a $5.5 million buyout.