2013 Season: 85-77 (637 RS, 671 RA, 77-85 pythag. record), didn’t qualify for playoffs
Top stories from last week:
- The Yankees took care of a major piece of offseason business this week by re-signing manager Joe Girardi to a new four-year contract worth $16M with another $4M in bonuses that will keep him in pinstripes through 2017. Pitching coach Larry Rothschild is close to an extension.
- Injury News: Last year’s first rounder Ty Hensley (hips) threw off a mound for the first time since having surgery in March.
- The Yankees “are going to be serious players” for Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka this winter. Qualifying offers for free agents will be worth $14.1M this offseason.
- Gary Sanchez is indeed eligible for the Rule 5 Draft this winter. It’s “doubtful” Dellin Betances will be allowed to pitch in winter ball. Sanchez and Mason Williams were among Baseball America’s top 20 High-A Florida State League prospects while the Yankees were shutout of the Triple-A International League list.
- Legal proceedings for Alex Rodriguez‘s lawsuit against MLB will begin on October 24th.
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