Aside from a brilliant half-season during an 18-8 2010, Hughes has been a huge disappointment. Now, nearing 27, with the sheen of youth scrubbed off and the “upside” banner quite tattered, it’s time for Hughes to pitch up to snuff.
Lyle Overbay has emerged as the top contender to be the Yankees’ starting first baseman with Mark Teixeira beginning the season on the disabled list.
Vernon Wells is excited about the chance to wear the Yankees’ pinstripes.
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.
Wells’ trade to the Yankees was finalized on Tuesday, when New York dealt a pair of minor leaguers to the Angels: outfielder Exicardo Cayones and left-hander Kramer Sneed.
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?
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 are on the verge of acquiring outfielder Vernon Wells from the Los Angeles Angels.
The Yankees defeated the Rays 7-6, but the big news is the impending acquisition of Vernon Wells.
Melky Mesa, Juan Rivera, Matt Diaz, Zoilo Almonte, Ronnier Mustelier. Not exactly Murderer’s Row, right? But that’s what losing Curtis Granderson for 10 weeks with a busted forearm has wrought for Joe Girardi’s outfield situation.
Rodriguez’s contract is an albatross that the Yankees are going to be forced to live with. The Bombers made their bed with A-Rod, and now they’re going to have to lie in it.
Despite the big-name signings of Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson, the Los Angeles Angels haven’t distanced themselves from the 2012 Yankees.
C.J. Wilson may be the most talented starter on the free agent market but the Yankees should turn to other targets if his salary demands are too high.
Aaron Hill and Vernon Wells each hit two-run homers and the Toronto Blue Jays spoiled Alex Rodriguez’s return to the New York lineup, beating the Yankees 7-3 on Sunday to halt their eight-game winning streak.