1. Alex Verdugo off to flying start with NY Yankees, embracing the new Bronx 'dawgs'

    A castoff from the hated Red Sox, Alex Verdugo has quickly embraced life in the Bronx, and he's responsible for Yankees' new team term as 'dawgs.' By Pete Caldera, NorthJersey.com NEW YORK — The minute Alex Verdugo likened the 2024 Yankees to a bunch of battling Bronx “dawgs," you
  2. MLB's elbow injury problem 'getting worse' as aces Shane Bieber, Spencer Strider fall victim

    Two of baseball's top starting pitchers are facing long-term absences with elbow problems, the latest in a long line of injuries around baseball. By Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — It was perhaps the most costly 24-hour span for pitchers in Major League Baseball hist
  3. Yankees return home after scorching 6-1 start: 'We're dangerous'

    The Yankees, off to a 6-1 record and tying the second-best start in team history, are showing the baseball world that they are back. By Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY PHOENIX − The New York Yankees bounced from Tampa to Jupiter to Fort Myers in Florida, stopped in Mexico City, ventured
  4. MLB power rankings: Yankees, Brewers rise after vengeful sweeps

    The Milwaukee Brewers and New York Yankees exacted some vengeance with their spotless starts and already shook up power rankings. By Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY It’s not easy to sweep a series. Let alone a four-game series. Particularly when the glare of Opening Day is upon you and the
  5. Yankees' Alex Verdugo ripped by Jonathan Papelbon after taking parting shots at Red Sox

    Alex Verdugo has escaped Boston, but after taking a parting shot from his old manager, can't escape the wrath of old Red Sox. By Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY Alex Verdugo has escaped Boston, but after taking a parting shot from his old manager, can't escape the wrath of old Red Sox. Verd
  6. What to know about Jeter Downs, who Yankees claimed on waivers from Nationals

    In a name familiar with New York Yankees fans, the team claimed infielder Jeter Downs off of waivers from the Washington Nationals. By Pete Caldera, NorthJersey.com There’s another Jeter in the New York Yankees organization. Named for Hall of Fame pinstriped icon Derek Jeter, infiel
  7. New York Yankees World Series odds drastically improve after Juan Soto trade

    The New York Yankees set MLB ablaze with their blockbuster acquisition of All-Star OF Juan Soto. Here's how their World Series odds have changed. By Jon Hoefling, USA TODAY The New York Yankees returned to their Evil Empire form after acquiring star outfielder Juan Soto from the Sa
  8. MLB Winter Meetings: Free agency updates, trade rumors, Shohei Ohtani, Juan Soto news

    It's the final day of MLB's annual winter meetings and Shohei Othani still remains a free agent and Juan Soto is still a Padre. Will that change? By USA TODAY It's the final day of Major League Baseball's annual winter meetings in Nashville, Tennessee, and Shohei Othani still remai
  9. Yankees still eye Juan Soto after acquiring Alex Verdugo in rare trade with Red Sox

    The Yankees, who still want Padres All-Star Juan Soto, struck a deal with the rival Red Sox to acquire outfielder Alex Verdugo. By Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox swung a trade for only the eighth time in the last 54 years Tuesd