2016 Season Record: 84-78 (680 RS, 702 RA, 79-83 pythag. record), 5.0 GB of postseason spot
Top stories from last week:
- The Yankees landed the high-priced closer they set out to sign this offseason. Aroldis Chapman is returning to New York on a five-year, $86M contract. The deal will be official soon. Matt Holliday‘s one-year contract is official.
- Here are our rumor-tracking posts from the Winter Meetings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Among other things, the Yankees have been looking for lefty middle relief help and have fielded offers for Chase Headley and Brett Gardner.
- The Yankees lost catcher Luis Torrens and six others in the Rule 5 Draft. They selected two players in the minor league phase. The team also re-signed lefty Joe Mantiply to a minor league contract.
- CC Sabathia is doing well following his minor knee procedure. His offseason throwing program started last week.
- Derek Jeter‘s No. 2 will be retired on May 14th. He’s also getting a plaque in Monument Park.
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