2015 Season Record: 87-75 (764 RS, 698 RA, 88-74 pythag. record), lost wildcard game
Top stories from last week:
- The Yankees avoided arbitration with Ivan Nova ($4.1M) and signed Carlos Corporan to a minor league contract. Earlier this offseason the Yankees talked to the Rockies about a Jose Reyes trade. The Angels claimed Ronald Torreyes off waivers.
- Brian Cashman confirmed the Yankees will go into the season with a normal five-man rotation, not a six-man staff. MLB is exploring new pace-of-play measures and will examine the bottom of the strike zone to determine whether it should be raised.
- Jorge Mateo, Aaron Judge, and Gary Sanchez are top 100 prospects according to Baseball Prospectus and MLB.com. Rob Refsnyder (ninth), Judge (eighth), and Mateo (honorable mention) all ranked among the top prospects at their position per MLB.com.
- Catcher prospect Luis Torrens is “healthy and ready” for Spring Training. The Yankees announced their minor league coaching staffs for the 2016 season.
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