Yankees, Aaron Judge Avoid Arbitration

11:54am: Judge and the Yankees have agreed to a $19MM guarantee, reports Mark Feinsand of MLB.com (Twitter links). That’s the exact midpoint between the filing figures, although the deal contains additional possible incentives. Judge would make an additional $250K each were he to win the AL MVP and World Series MVP awards this season. 11:35am: … Read more

Aaron Judge states case again, lifts New York Yankees past Houston Astros on eve of arbitration hearing

NEW YORK — Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees have a hearing Friday to determine the three-time All-Star’s salary for the 2022 season. Whatever gets decided, the verdict has already come down in the Bronx: Judge is going to be worth every penny. The steady, 6-foot-7 slugger lined a game-winning single on the eve … Read more

Aaron Judge, Aaron Hicks propel Yankees to big comeback win

Beforehand, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said the arrival of the Astros in town the next few days would lead to “a shot-in-the-arm series.” For eight innings, though, that sounded like a shot-in-the- dark prediction. But then the Yankees brightened what has been a transcendent season. Trailing 6-3 and hitless since the first inning, they erupted … Read more

Yankees fall to Rays as Nestor Cortes struggles in loss

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Yankees got back into Tuesday night’s game in an unlikely manner: a Marwin Gonzalez two-run homer in the top of the ninth that got them to within a run. The blast got them just where they’d hoped when the inning started, as Aaron Judge came to the plate as the … Read more

Aaron Judge says he is looking forward to arbitration hearing with New York Yankees

9:18 PM ET Marly RiveraESPNWriter Close Marly Rivera is a writer for ESPNdeportes.com and ESPN.com. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Aaron Judge intends to just “wear a nice suit” and “introduce myself and sit back” as a three-person arbitration panel debates whether the New York Yankees should pay their All-Star outfielder the $21 million salary he … Read more

Yankees’ hot start leaving them far from satisfied

The Yankees arrived at Monday’s off day with the best record in baseball, their blazing hot start putting them in the company of some of the best teams in MLB history through 60 games. But their best player knows they haven’t done anything yet, which is at the heart of what’s driving the Yankees during … Read more

Aaron Judge, Anthony Rizzo power Yankees past rival Twins

MINNEAPOLIS — A shaky outing from Jameson Taillon and a season-high three errors from the defense against a first-place team didn’t slow down the Yankees, as Aaron Judge and the Bronx wrecking machine arrived at Target Field on Tuesday and did pretty much what you’d expect against a Twins team seemingly incapable of beating them. … Read more

Nestor Cortes delivers another gem as Yankees stymie Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Yankees entered Tropicana Field to face their stiffest AL East competition battered and bruised — and on Thursday night, it didn’t matter. Just as he has all season, Nestor Cortes pitched like an ace, which allowed a makeshift Yankees lineup that didn’t get a hit off Ryan Yarbrough until the sixth … Read more

Surprising JP Sears gives depleted Yankees a pick me up

Just when things started to turn south for baseball’s best team, the Yankees turned to a young man of the south, the heretofore practically unknown JP Sears, a fresh face from South Carolina with a 95-mph max fastball that plays better than its gun readings , a wicked breaking ball and a penchant for strikes. … Read more

Reeling Yankees waste Aaron Judge homers in loss to Orioles

On a night when they got two homers from Aaron Judge, had Gerrit Cole on the mound and the Orioles in The Bronx, the Yankees got something else, as well: a dose of reality. Their historically good start has been sidetracked for a few days, with some significant pitching injuries, a suspension for Josh Donaldson … Read more