2014 Record: 84-78 (633 RS, 664 RA, 77-85 pythag. record), didn’t qualify for postseason
Top stories from last week:
- Minor league hitting coordinator Gary Denbo has replaced retired VP of Baseball Ops Mark Newman and will oversee the farm system. Trey Hillman passed on a chance to interview for the job before becoming Astros bench coach. Pat Roessler is out as the team’s director of player development.
- The Yankees will not hire Rangers hitting coach Dave Magadan to be their hitting coach. Cubs assistant hitting coach Eric Hinske declined to interview for New York’s hitting coach job.
- Injury Update: CC Sabathia (knee) says he feels like he’s back to 100%. He will not throw off a mound before Thanksgiving as planned and will instead report to Spring Training early.
- MLBTR projects $12.9M in total salaries for the Yankees’ seven arbitration-eligible players, including Michael Pineda ($2.1M) and Ivan Nova ($3.3M).
- Dellin Betances finished second to Greg Holland in the 2014 Mariano Rivera Award voting. There were no Yankees among the 2014 Gold Glove finalists.
- The Yankees announced their 2015 Spring Training schedule. Pitchers and catchers report on February 20th.
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