2014 Record: 84-78 (633 RS, 664 RA, 77-85 pythag. record), did not qualify for postseason
Top stories from last week:
- The Yankees added Tyler Austin, Danny Burawa, Branden Pinder, and Mason Williams to the 40-man roster to protect them from next month’s Rule 5 Draft. They also sold Zelous Wheeler to the Rakuten Golden Eagles in Japan for $350,000 and signed infielder Jonathan Galvez to a minor league contract.
- Brian Cashman reiterated the team’s priorities this offseason are the left side of the infield and the rotation. He also said the Yankees will “test the waters” with Alex Rodriguez at first base.
- The Yankees have some interest in free agent righty Jason Grilli, perhaps as a replacement closer should David Robertson leave via free agency.
- Raul Ibanez is no longer interested in the hitting coach job. Cashman confirmed the team will interview a new candidate this week.
- The Yankees signed 16-year-old Colombian outfielder Bryan Emery to a $500,000 signing bonus.
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