According to CBSSports.com/WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman, the third baseman “is all but assured of a Biogenesis-related MLB ban being levied against him.”
The Texas Rangers have signed Manny Ramirez to minor league contract. He has agreed to cut his dreadlocks.
Chien-Ming Wang has opted out of his minor league contract with the Yankees to sign with the Blue Jays, according to WFAN and CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman.
The pair was notified in a meeting of the possibility that they could be demoted imminently, WFAN’s Mike Francesa reported on Wednesday. Manager Terry Collins confirmed the meeting later in the afternoon.
Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli left Friday’s game against the Blue Jays with an apparent hand injury.
Curtis Granderson will soon resume throwing and could return to the lineup in May. If all goes well for the Yankees, they could have Granderson, Jeter and Teixeira back by May 1.
Derek Jeter is taking part in long toss and undergoing therapy in Tampa, according to CBSSports.com/WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman, so he doesn’t exactly appear to be on the fast track back to the Bronx.
As of now, newly-signed Brennan Boesch is slated to be the starting left fielder. But if and when Wells becomes a member of the Bronx Bombers, he’ll immediately take over as the everyday left fielder, according to a report.
Wells is on the verge of becoming the latest addition to the Yankees’ injury-depleted lineup.
The Yankees and Mets are among teams that are interested in outfielder Brennan Boesch, according to CBSSports.com/WFAN insider Jon Heyman.
Yankees GM Brian Cashman admitted on WFAN radio Thursday that a “significant” contract extension was offered to Cano. Apparently it wasn’t significant enough.
“We’re not commenting any further than acknowledging that we made a significant offer and had some dialogue with his agent, Scott Boras,” Cashman said. “But other than that, there’s not much really to say.”
Johan Santana will be named the Opening Day starter for the Mets and will not compete for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic.
The Mets have added another piece to their revamped bullpen.
Travis Hafner and the Yankees have agreed to a one-year, $2 million contract that allows him to earn up to $4 million more in bonuses based on plate appearances.