Yankees relievers are salivating over their newest star

Yankees relievers are salivating over their newest star

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Think of it as the richest family in the neighborhood adding a Lamborghini to the garage, and the kids actually appreciating it. With news breaking that the Yankees were acquiring Orioles closer Zach Britton, strengthening what is already…

Red Sox make trade-deadline splash with Nathan Eovaldi

Red Sox make trade-deadline splash with Nathan Eovaldi

The Red Sox have added a starter before the Yankees. And he’s a familiar one. Boston traded for Nathan Eovaldi on Wednesday morning in exchange for pitching prospect Jalen Beeks, as first reported by The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, adding the right-hander to…

Padres’ interest in Mets’ star pitchers shows another trade option

Padres’ interest in Mets’ star pitchers shows another trade option

The Padres checked in on Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard. (The Athletic’s Dennis Lin first reported the Syndergaard contact.) San Diego, despite current non-contention, would consider a starter with multiple years to free agency because the Padres see themselves improving next year…

Breaking down why Yankees agreed to deal for Zach Britton

Breaking down why Yankees agreed to deal for Zach Britton

In the offseason when their avenue to the starting pitcher they wanted, Shohei Ohtani, was blocked, the Yankees quickly pivoted not with another starter, but by adding to what already was outfield and righty power surplus by acquiring Giancarlo Stanton. The Yankees…

Yankees get worst Gary Sanchez news: He’s actually hurt

Yankees get worst Gary Sanchez news: He’s actually hurt

Gary Sanchez has an explanation after all. The catcher, whose alleged loafing cost the Yankees on Monday night, is going on the disabled list, The Post’s George A. King III confirmed. Sanchez had an MRI exam, though the injury itself is unknown. He…

Cashman may be halfway to magically making 2 top starters appear

Cashman may be halfway to magically making 2 top starters appear

Brian Cashman might as well be trying to find a pterodactyl because difference-making starting pitching in this trade market is pretty much extinct. In the last week, Detroit’s Michael Fulmer, St. Louis’ Carlos Martinez and Noah Syndergaard were placed on the DL….

Subway Series rainout was just what CC Sabathia needed

Subway Series rainout was just what CC Sabathia needed

Sunday’s rainout not only allowed the Yankees to avoid Jacob deGrom, it also gave them a chance to push CC Sabathia three extra days after the left-hander received an injection on his surgically repaired right knee before the All-Star break. “Any time…

The first sign that Sonny Gray may be turning a corner

The first sign that Sonny Gray may be turning a corner

Say this for Sonny Gray: This wasn’t the greatest start, but this was a start. This is all about his mental approach, upping his competitive level within the game, which had to be done. Don’t collapse in the hard times. Sure, Gray…

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…