Tyler Austin

Tyler Austin #79 of the New York Yankees steps on home plate after hitting a home run in the eighth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at McKechnie Field on March 5, 2015 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Tyler Austin’s Eighth-Inning Solo Shot Propels Yankees Past Pirates

Esmil Rogers, trying to cement a spot on the New York Yankees’ pitching staff, tossed two scoreless innings Thursday in a 2-1 victory against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

03/06/2015

Zelous Wheeler (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Yankees Sell Zelous Wheeler’s Rights To Rakuten Golden Eagles

The 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.

11/20/2014

Dellin Betances (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Trade Betances? Chew On That As Yanks Ponder Ways To Upgrade

The 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.

05/28/2014

Mark Teixeira's first at-bat (Credit: Mike McCann/WFAN)

Mark Teixeira, Kevin Youkilis Go Hitless In Rehab Debut With Trenton Thunder

Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis were hitless Wednesday in their first minor-league rehab game, working their way back from injuries for a return to the New York Yankees.

05/29/2013

Robinson Cano (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images), Mariano Rivera (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images) and Mark Teixeira (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Sweeny: My Sweet 16 Thoughts With Opening Day Around The Corner

Let’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.

03/25/2013

Curtis Granderson (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Granderson Injury Hurts, But No Need For Panic

Curtis Granderson will be back. It is up to the rest of the Yankees to hold the ship together until his bat returns to the lineup.

02/25/2013

Derek Jeter (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Sweeny: MLB Awards And Jeter’s Suddenly Intriguing Contract; Talkin’ Prospects

By 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.

11/13/2012