2013 Season: 85-77 (637 RS, 671 RA, 77-85 pythag. record), didn’t qualify for playoffs
Top stories from last week:
- Pitchers and catchers are fewer than two weeks away, so the Yankees announced their list of 26 non-roster invitees to Spring Training. The most notable omission is utility man Ronnie Mustelier.
- The Yankees have not had recent contact with Fernando Rodney. A third base option came off the board when Michael Young retired. New York signed right-hander Chris Leroux to a minor league deal and inked J.R. Murphy to a contract for 2014.
- Keith Law ranked the Yankees 20th in his organizational rankings. Gary Sanchez made Baseball Prospectus’ top 101 prospects list while Sanchez, Tyler Austin, and Mason Williams made Law’s top 100 list. The Yankees signed 17-year-old Australian right-hander Brandon Stenhouse to a six-figure deal.
- The Yankees added five to their pro scouting staff, including Masahiro Tanaka’s former teammate Brandon Duckworth.
- MLB’s lawyers are trying to get Alex Rodriguez’s lawsuit tossed.
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