Why this Red Sox juggernaut may get even scarier

Why this Red Sox juggernaut may get even scarier

WASHINGTON — The Yankees find themselves in an odd place — second-best record in the majors, but also second best in the AL East. Before this season, Brian Cashman would have signed up for a .653 winning percentage at the All-Star break…

Yankees unwilling to trade these youngsters for Manny Machado

Yankees unwilling to trade these youngsters for Manny Machado

CLEVELAND — According to a person with knowledge of the Manny Machado trade situation, the Yankees aren’t willing to part with any of their top 10 prospects to pry the All-Star shortstop away from Baltimore. That list includes Estevan Florial, Clint Frazier,…

Red Sox join the Yankees in Manny Machado interest

Red Sox join the Yankees in Manny Machado interest

BALTIMORE — The Yankees don’t need to be sold on how good Manny Machado is. Nevertheless, the All-Star shortstop put on quite a show Tuesday, blasting a pair of game-tying homers in a 6-5 Orioles win at Camden Yards. The outburst came…

Yankees begrudgingly send Brandon Drury back down

Yankees begrudgingly send Brandon Drury back down

BALTIMORE — The first time Brandon Drury landed in the minor leagues this year was because of migraine headaches and blurry vision after being the Yankees’ Opening Day third baseman. After a rehab stint, Drury was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre because Miguel…

Yankees have at least four All-Stars — including Gleyber Torres

Yankees have at least four All-Stars — including Gleyber Torres

TORONTO — The youngest Yankee is an All-Star, too. Gleyber Torres, 21, will join the Baby Bomber All-Star party in Washington on July 17. Torres was selected to the American League team Sunday night along with starting right-fielder Aaron Judge, ace Luis…

Shorthanded Yankees find another way to escape with win

Shorthanded Yankees find another way to escape with win

TORONTO — Sympathy isn’t a trait very popular in baseball, where injuries are part of the deal and nobody from the outside cares who is hurt. Yet, how teams react to injuries to major stars goes a long way in determining if…

The unspoken reason Yankees may be stuck with Sonny Gray

The unspoken reason Yankees may be stuck with Sonny Gray

TORONTO — The loud voices and headlines screaming for Sonny Gray to be deleted from the Yankees’ rotation are understandable, based on the struggling pitcher’s previous two dismal performances. Yet, before Aaron Boone drops Gray from the rotation, he needs somebody to…

Luis Severino deserves this elite pitching honor

Luis Severino deserves this elite pitching honor

PHILADELPHIA — Last July 11 at Marlins Park, as the All-Star Game turned to the bottom of the 10th inning, Luis Severino warmed up in the bullpen. That proved to be as close as the Yankees right-hander got to the Midsummer Classic….

Brett Gardner fined for playing too slowly

Brett Gardner fined for playing too slowly

Brett Gardner won’t be able to continue taking his time getting into the batter’s box, or he will continue to feel it in his wallet. The veteran outfielder has been fined roughly $3,500 for six violations of baseball’s pace-of-play policy, a person…

Yankees pull Gleyber Torres early and injury concern returns

Yankees pull Gleyber Torres early and injury concern returns

For the first time in his major league career, Gleyber Torres is giving the Yankees reason to be worried. The rookie sensation, who returned to the starting lineup after sitting most of Tuesday’s game with a tight right hip flexor, was removed…

Yankees clip Braves thanks to bullpen and three more homers

Yankees clip Braves thanks to bullpen and three more homers

Add A.J. Cole to the list of contributors in the Yankees’ nuclear bullpen. He can’t be found in the elite bin where Aroldis Chapman, Dellin Betances, David Robertson, Chad Green and Jonathan Holder reside, but the right-hander pitched like those relievers Tuesday…

Kyle Higashioka ended his misery in best way possible

Kyle Higashioka ended his misery in best way possible

No Yankee position player has ever taken longer to get his first major league hit than Kyle Higashioka, but the catcher broke through in style. Higashioka snapped an 0-for-22 streak to start his career with a home run off David Price in…

Yankees lose another catcher and now have a problem

Yankees lose another catcher and now have a problem

Austin Romine left Saturday’s 11-0 loss to the Red Sox in the seventh inning with tightness in his left hamstring. An MRI exam after the game was negative and Romine is listed as day-to-day, but the Yankees hardly can afford to be…

Brandon Drury’s shot could come after Yankees injury

Brandon Drury’s shot could come after Yankees injury

Brandon Drury lost his starting third-base job with the Yankees to injury and watched Miguel Andujar keep the spot with outstanding play. Now, Drury’s path back to the big leagues hinges on Tyler Austin’s balky back. When Thursday night’s Scranton/Wilkes-Barre vs. Lehigh…

Which stud pitching prospects will Yankees trade at deadline?

Which stud pitching prospects will Yankees trade at deadline?

It’s not the top-of-the-line prospects where the Yankees’ system separates itself from the other 29 systems in baseball. It’s the fact that the line of prospects never ends. A prospect base that’s led by Justus Sheffield, Estevan Florial and Clint Frazier is…

Giancarlo Stanton can now call the Yankees his home

Giancarlo Stanton can now call the Yankees his home

Is there a more arrogant phrase in the entire sports universe than “true Yankees moment?” To be fair, though? You sure as heck know it when you witness one. Welcome to the club, Giancarlo Stanton. With his booming, walk-off, two-run, ninth-inning homer…

Why Yankees think Greg Bird is about to explode

Why Yankees think Greg Bird is about to explode

The results don’t match the optimism. The numbers haven’t followed the quality at-bats. But the Yankees and Greg Bird believe he’s inching closer to a scalding stretch, that this four-game hitting streak is a sign of what is to come for the…

Brian Cashman focusing on trade for starting pitcher

Brian Cashman focusing on trade for starting pitcher

The Yankees have the best winning percentage in the majors and general manager Brian Cashman already is talking to teams about potential deals. “This team has earned the right to get reinforced here if we can possibly find a way,” Cashman said….