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103-59, 1st in AL East

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yankees Assistant GM Michael Fishman on Brett Gardner's importance to the team: "He's significant in so many ways. He's been on the team longer than anyone else and the constant that he is means a lot to the organization as well as the production on the field. He's coming off one of his best seasons. Not just the additional power he had last year but the continued excellent defense that he's displayed throughout his career. He's a big part of our team."

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Source: Tigers reach deal with catcher Romine

Free-agent catcher Austin Romine, who had played only for the Yankees during his eight seasons in the majors, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Tigers, a source told ESPN.

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

With the retirement of CC Sabathia after the 2019 season, Brett Gardner — who will return on a 1-year, $12.5 million deal — will be the sole remaining player in the clubhouse next year from the Yankees' most recent World Series title team (2009). He'll get at least one shot to help end the Bombers' decade-long Fall Classic drought, after the club failed to appear in the World Series in the 2010s — the first decade that's happened in exactly a century.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

As expected, the Yankees' longest-tenured player, Brett Gardner, will remain with the team after reaching a one-year, $12.5 million deal. The 36-year-old outfielder, who hit a career-best 28 HR + 74 RBI in 2019, will add a necessary left-handed bat to the Yankee lineup.

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Source: Yanks to retain Gardner on $12.5M deal

Veteran outfielder Brett Gardner, who is coming off a season in which he belted a career-high 28 home runs and collected 74 RBIs, has reached a one-year, $12.5 million deal to stay with the Yankees, a source told ESPN.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Geoff Jacobson, whose toddler was badly hurt at Yankee Stadium on a 2017 liner, said extended netting for all 30 teams is "another step in the right direction," but added, "the failure of certain teams to extend netting to the foul poles surely has less to do with 'structural limitations' (cited by the commissioner) and more to do with stubborn owners unwilling to do the right thing." He also said MLB owes it to the fans and general public to release data it has acquired on fan safety.

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Yanks GM on Cole: Finally landed 'white whale'

A day after the Yankees agreed to a deal with pitcher Gerrit Cole, their GM and manager had strong praise for the biggest prize of the free-agent market.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Brian Cashman on the Yankees returning to a more aggressive "Evil Empire" approach in their pursuit of Gerrit Cole: "The only thing that you've seen different is I think we have been more adept at utilizing a lot of different roads that maybe the Yankees of the 80's weren't using. We were just using every tool in the toolbox, not just the big hammer. But it doesn't mean the big hammer is not still available."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Brian Cashman on the Yankees pursuit of Gerrit Cole: "Elite players get paid, typically. Ultimately, if you want to compete for elite talent, you're going to have to step up to the plate and allow yourself to be heard and noticed."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yankees GM Brian Cashman on Gerrit Cole: "Elite players get paid, typically. Ultimately, if you want to compete for elite talent, you're going to have to step up to the plate and allow yourself to be heard and noticed."


Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

VIDEO: Per the CBA, Yankees can't address the Gerrit Cole signing until it becomes official (pending physical) but Aaron Boone talked about last night's breaking news.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Andrew Friedman said this tonight about missing out on Gerrit Cole despite reportedly offering a $300M contract: "There have been and there are going to be lots of times when someone's first choice is the Dodgers and we get that advantage. When we don't, we certainly understand it."


Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

VIDEO: Yankees manager Aaron Boone talks about Gerrit Cole, and how he believes he'll handle playing in New York.

Boone expects Cole to thrive in New York (1:59)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers felt good about their chances to land Gerrit Cole and thought they might get him right up until the time he chose the Yankees. They don't think the money was enough of a difference to lose out on him; they think in the end he simply wanted to be a Yankee.


BBTN: Reaction To Gerrit Cole's Record Contract

Nine years. $324 million. Karl Ravech reacts to Gerrit Cole's record deal with the Yankees, its impact on the AL East and how the signing makes the Yankees the biggest World Series favorite in years. Then, New York Post's Joel Sherman on what Cole's decision ultimately came down to (19:15) and ESPN's Marly Rivera with a story on the moment she found out about the signing (37:23). And, SNY's Steve Gelbs with the latest on the Mets and how MLB's investigation into the Astros will impact new manager Carlos Beltran (37:23).

The Yankees have wanted Gerrit Cole for a long time (2:02)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Martin Maldonado, who was Gerrit Cole's personal catcher the second half of the 2019 season, is a free agent. It'll be interesting to keep an eye on the Yankees, given the fact that Austin Romine is also a free agent.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

A little reminder that the Yankees didn't lose to the Astros in 2017 and 2019 because of their starting pitching. Hit .214 and scored 21 runs in six games in '19 ALCS. Hit .205 and scored 22 runs in seven games in '17 ALCS. And hit .214 and scored 14 runs in four games against Red Sox in 2018 ALDS. They've lost in playoffs because the offense hasn't delivered.

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Balkovec looks forward to breaking barrier

Rachel Balkovec, hired by the Yankees in November, starts work next month as a minor league hitting coach, believed to the first woman hitting coach employed by a big league team.


Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

VIDEO: Aaron Boone talks about bringing Andy Pettitte, one of Gerrit Cole's favorite pitchers, to the meeting with the 29-year-old righty.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2674th
On Base Percentage.3394th
Slugging Percentage.4903rd
Earned Run Average4.3114th
Quality Starts53Tied-15th