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Statements re: the passing of Bob Watson

May 15, 2020

STATEMENT FROM THE NEW YORK YANKEES: “Bob Watson was a devoted and deeply respected steward to the game of baseball who left an indelible mark on a countless number of people and organizations during his lifetime of service to our national pastime. His groundbreaking contributions are forever woven into Yankees

New York Yankees mourn the passing of Henry G. "Hank" Steinbrenner

April 14, 2020

The New York Yankees mourn the passing of General Partner and Co-Chairperson Henry G. “Hank” Steinbrenner, who passed away earlier today at his home in Clearwater, Fla., from a longstanding health issue. Mr. Steinbrenner was 63. “Hank was a genuine and gentle spirit who treasured the deep relationships he formed

Yankees Roster Moves - 3/26/20

March 26, 2020

Earlier today, the Yankees made the following roster moves:

  • Optioned INF Thairo Estrada, RHP Ben Heller and RHP Michael King to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
  • Optioned RHP Deivi García to Double-A Trenton.

Statement by the New York Yankees

March 17, 2020

We can confirm that a second minor league player from our Player Development complex has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. While under self-quarantine, the player reported fatigue and an elevated body temperature to Yankees medical personnel. The test was administered on Sunday, and the player returned to self-quarantine following

Statement from the New York Yankees

RE: COVID-19-related update and information
March 13, 2020

Yesterday Major League Baseball announced the suspension of spring training games and a delay of at least two weeks to the start of the 2020 regular season due to the national emergency created by the Coronavirus pandemic. The Yankees fully support this decision and will continue to proactively monitor current

Yankees name RHP Deivi García and 1B Chris Gittens winners of the 2019 Kevin Lawn 'Pitcher Of The Year' And 'Player Of The Year' Awards

March 6, 2020

The New York Yankees announced today that right-handed pitcher Deivi García and first baseman Chris Gittens were named winners of the 2019 Kevin Lawn Award as the Yankees’ minor league “Pitcher of the Year” and “Player of the Year,” respectively. The two players will receive their awards prior to tonight's

Yankees announce 'Deep to Left with Bucky Dent' podcast

Second entry in Yankees Magazine Podcast Network to launch March 3
March 2, 2020

The New York Yankees today announced the launch of Deep to Left with Bucky Dent, the second entry in the Yankees Magazine Podcast Network, joining the Yankees Magazine Podcast, which launched in 2017. It will be a conversation-style show, with Bucky Dent -- the author of one of the most

Yankees announce 2020 promotional schedule

Tickets for promotional dates available via general public on-sale on Mon., Feb. 24 at 10 a.m.
February 21, 2020

In advance of the general public on-sale for individual game tickets, which will begin on Mon., Feb. 24, at 10:00 a.m., the New York Yankees have announced the 2020 Promotional Schedule, which will include the 74th Old-Timers' Day (Sun., Aug. 9) and seven collectible bobbleheads. The schedule also features a

Yankees announce on-sale dates for 2020 regular season individual-game tickets

Mastercard presale today through Sunday online at; general public on-sale to begin Monday, Feb. 24, at 10 a.m.
February 20, 2020

Tickets for individual Yankees games at Yankee Stadium during the 2020 regular season will be made available to the public through an exclusive Mastercard® presale online at and, and via Ticketmaster TTY at (800) 943-4327 from today at 10:00 a.m. through Sunday, Feb. 23, at 10:00 p.m. During

Yankees Sign RHP Chad Bettis

February 16, 2020

The Yankees today announced they have signed RHP Chad Bettis to a minor league contract with an invitation to Major League spring training. Bettis will wear #34. Bettis, 30, spent the 2019 season with Colorado, going 1-6 with one save and a 6.08 ERA (63.2IP, 43ER) in 39 games (three

Yankees announce gate opening times and security procedures for 2020 team practices and Spring Training games at Steinbrenner Field

February 12, 2020

The Yankees today announced gate opening times and security protocols for team practice days and Grapefruit League games at Steinbrenner Field. Beginning Thurs, Feb. 13 through Thurs, Feb. 20, Steinbrenner Field will open for fans to watch Yankees practice in the main stadium. Steinbrenner Field gates will open to fans

Yankee Stadium to open two new social gathering locations in 2020

Stella Artois Landing and Michelob Ultra Clubhouse will be accessible to all fans
February 3, 2020

Yankee Stadium has added two new social gathering locations on the 200 Main Level for all fans to enjoy during Yankees and NYCFC games in 2020. The Stella Artois Landing, spanning Sections 232A and 232B in left field, and the Michelob ULTRA Clubhouse, spanning Sections 207 and 208 in right

Yankees announce non-roster invitees to 2020 Spring Training

February 3, 2020

The New York Yankees announced today that they have invited 19 non-roster players to 2020 Major League Spring Training. Of the group, 14 were signed (or re-signed) to minor league contracts for the 2020 season: RHP Domingo Acevedo, LHP Luis Avilán, C Kellin Deglan, OF Zack Granite, RHP David Hale,

Statements re: Derek Jeter elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

January 21, 2020

STATEMENT FROM YANKEES MANAGING GENERAL PARTNER HAL STEINBRENNER: “Every accolade that has been bestowed on Derek throughout his career has been earned and deserved. He was a captain and champion in every sense of the word, a man who embodied our traditions and expectations with an unmistakable grace and dignified

Yankees acquire 3B James Nelson from Miami Marlins

January 15, 2020

The New York Yankees announced today that they have acquired minor league 3B James Nelson and cash considerations from the Miami Marlins in exchange for LHP Stephen Tarpley. Nelson, 22, spent the entire 2019 season with Single-A Jupiter, batting .228 (98-for-429) with 36R, 13 doubles, 2 triples, 4HR and 36RBI

Yankees announce player health and performance staff and restructuring 

January 14, 2020

The New York Yankees today announced that they have restructured their Player Health and Performance staff, which will be led by new Director of Player Health and Performance Eric Cressey. Also joining the organization are Assistant Director of Player Health and Performance Donovan Santas and Major League Strength and Conditioning

Yankees re-sign outfielder Brett Gardner

January 11, 2020

The New York Yankees announced today that they have re-signed OF Brett Gardner to a one-year contract for the 2020 season, with a club option for 2021. Gardner, 36, hit .251/.325/.503 (123-for-491) with 86 runs, 26 doubles, 7 triples, 28 home runs, 74 runs batted in, 52 walks and 10

Statement from the New York Yankees re: Major League Baseball's discipline of Domingo Germán

January 2, 2020

“We remain steadfast in our support of Major League Baseball’s investigative process and the disciplinary action taken regarding Domingo Germán. Domestic violence — in any form — is a gravely serious matter that affects every segment of our society. Major League Baseball has taken the lead in our industry to

Statement from the New York Yankees Re: passing of former Yankee Don Larsen

January 1, 2020

“We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Don Larsen, who remained a welcome and familiar face at our annual Old-Timers’ Day celebrations in the decades following his playing career. “Don’s perfect game is a defining moment for our franchise, encapsulating a storied era of Yankees success and

Yankees Acquire INF Cristian Perez From Kansas City Royals

December 23, 2019

The New York Yankees announced today that they have acquired minor league infielder Cristian Perez from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for right-handed pitcher Chance Adams. Perez, 21, hit .252 (98-for-389) with 37R, 11 doubles, 1 triple, 42RBI, 20BB and 5SB in 117 games with Single-A Wilmington in 2019.

Yankees sign RHP Gerrit Cole to a nine-year contract through 2028 season

December 18, 2019

The Yankees announced today that they have signed three-time All-Star right-handed pitcher Gerrit Cole to a nine-year contract extending through the 2028 season with a player opt-out following the 2024 season. Cole, 29, finished second in American League Cy Young Award voting in 2019 after going 20-5 with an AL-best

Yankee Stadium to host the 2019 MVP Scholar-Athlete Awards Ceremony; New Era Pinstripe Bowl to partner with the PSAL to recognize 55 local students

December 16, 2019

The New Era Pinstripe Bowl, in association with the New York Yankees, the Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) and Nike, will partner to host the 2019 MVP Scholar-Athlete Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, December 17, at Yankee Stadium. The event will honor 11 scholar-athletes from each of New York City’s five

2019 Rule 5 Draft results

December 12, 2019

Today in the first round of the Major League phase of the 2019 Rule 5 Draft, Detroit selected RHP Rony Garcia from the Yankees. In the first round of the Triple-A phase, Toronto selected RHP Hobie Harris, Chicago-AL selected RHP Will Carter, Boston selected RHP Raynel Espinal and Atlanta selected

New York Yankees to again host Bronx Winter Wonderland event

Several thousand local kids to receive toys and take part in holiday cheer; organization again partners with Walmart for event
December 11, 2019

Yankee Stadium’s Great Hall will once again transform into the North Pole when the New York Yankees host the 10th annual Bronx Winter Wonderland event on Friday, December 13, from 3:00–7:00 p.m. This event will treat several thousand local youth to a holiday extravaganza complete with holiday decorations, festive music,

Credential applications for the 2019 New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium are being accepted beginning today

December 8, 2019

Media credential applications for the 2019 New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium can be submitted beginning today at The online application is the only acceptable method for requesting credentials. The 2019 New Era Pinstripe Bowl will feature Michigan State University and Wake Forest University on Friday, December 27,