Michael Pineda Not Expected Back Until September — At The EarliestPineda went on the DL last week with a strain in his right forearm. He is 9-7 with a 3.97 ERA.
One-Time Top Prospect Mason Williams Finally Gets The Call From The YankeesMason Williams has rebuilt the trust the Yankees are now showing in him.
Yankees Sell Zelous Wheeler's Rights To Rakuten Golden EaglesThe 27-year-old, signed by the Yankees last November, hit .193 with two homers and five RBIs in 57 at-bats with New York as a rookie this year.
Sweeny: Trade Betances? Chew On That As Yanks Ponder Ways To UpgradeThe Yankees have passed the Memorial Day marker in striking distance of the surprising frontrunner, Toronto. And now it's time to start thinking about the trading deadline.
Yankees' Top Prospect Mason Williams Charged With Driving Under The InfluenceNew York Yankees outfield prospect Mason Williams has been charged with driving under the influence following a traffic stop in Florida.
Sweeny: My Sweet 16 Thoughts With Opening Day Around The CornerLet’s remember how long a baseball season is. When 2012 began, the Marlins and the Angels were supposed to be in the playoffs and the A’s and the Orioles weren’t. We still haven’t played Game 1 of 162. Let’s try to enjoy the ride.
Sweeny: MLB Awards And Jeter's Suddenly Intriguing Contract; Talkin' ProspectsBy week’s end, Derek Jeter’s $8 million dollar option (already now $9.5 million) for 2014 could grow to $11.5 million. And that would be another wrinkle for the Yankees as they try to reduce their payroll.
Sweeny: Random Yankee Thoughts From The West CoastThe Yankees have as deep a bench as they have had since the championship teams of the late ‘90’s. In the wake of Brett Gardner’s injury, Raul Ibanez and Andruw Jones have filled in well and Eric Chavez has gotten more at-bats.
Sweeny: Meet Mason Williams, The Yankees' Top ProspectWith Jesus Montero headed to Seattle, Williams is considered by some to be the best prospect in the Yankee organization.
Sweeny: Meet Yankees Phenom Mason WilliamsIf you consider Montero a part of the major league roster, we have to find the next great prospect in the Yankee farm system, the next great player whose name you will hear a thousand times before you ever see him play. Meet Mason Williams.