Robertson's charity impacting hurricane relief

High Socks for Hope has been actively helping communities in Florida, Texas

Robertson's charity impacting hurricane relief

NEW YORK -- In the Yankees' clubhouse, no one is more in tune with the spirit of giving than right-handed reliever David Robertson, whose charitable endeavors off the diamond prompted his fellow Major Leaguers to select him as a finalist for the prestigious Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award this season.

Through his charity, High Socks for Hope, Robertson has been actively helping communities in Florida and Texas recover from hurricane devastation. With a stated mission of helping victims of natural disasters and homeless veterans rebuild their homes and their lives, the charity was inspired by a 2011 hurricane that hit Robertson's hometown of Tuscaloosa, Ala.

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Bryan Hoch has covered the Yankees for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and on Facebook. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Judge has surgery, should be fine for camp

Judge has surgery, should be fine for camp

American League Rookie of the Year Award winner Aaron Judge underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder on Monday. He is expected to complete his recovery before the start of Spring Training.

Judge, 25, traveled to Los Angeles for the treatment, where Dr. Neal ElAttrache performed the surgery. The procedure involved a loose-body removal and cartilage cleanup.

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Ben Weinrib is a reporter for MLB.com based in Cleveland. Follow him on Twitter at @benweinrib. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Judge's shoulder surgery, timetable explained

Yanks slugger has arthroscopic procedure, should be ready for Spring Training

Judge's shoulder surgery, timetable explained

On Tuesday afternoon, the Yankees made an unexpected yet not entirely surprising announcement about their mighty right fielder, newly anointed American League Rookie of the Year Award winner Aaron Judge.

The team said in a news release: "Aaron Judge underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder yesterday. The procedure involved a loose-body removal and cartilage clean-up, and was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. The anticipated recovery time will be completed in advance of the start of Spring Training."

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Lindsay Berra is a national correspondent for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Yankees add top prospect Torres to 40-man

Club adjusts roster to protect players from Rule 5 Draft

Yankees add top prospect Torres to 40-man

The Yankees added six players to their 40-man roster in advance of Monday's 8 p.m. ET deadline to protect players from being selected in next month's Rule 5 Draft. It completes a busy day of roster moves for the club that also included a pair of Minor League trades earlier in the day to clear space on the roster.

The list of players added is headlined by infielder Gleyber Torres, ranked as the Majors' No. 1 overall prospect by MLBPipeline.com, infielder Thairo Estrada, outfielder Billy McKinney and right-handers Albert Abreu, Jonathan Loaisiga and Domingo Acevedo.

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Jamal Collier covers the Nationals for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @jamalcollier. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Carroll named to Pipeline's All-AFL Team

Carroll named to Pipeline's All-AFL Team

Deep rosters and ongoing roster moves throughout the Arizona Fall League season can make it difficult to evaluate players, many of whom also are mentally and physically exhausted after playing the longest schedules of their careers.

However, it's those same considerations that make standout Fall League performances all the more impressive, offering a potential preview of what the future holds for some of baseball's top prospects.

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Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Matsui joins former Yankees on HOF ballot

Matsui joins former Yankees on HOF ballot

Another Yankees legend is making his debut on the Hall of Fame ballot, with Hideki Matsui marking his first appearance on the 2018 ballot released Monday afternoon.

Matsui, who spent seven seasons of his 10-year career with the Yanks, joins Mike Mussina and Roger Clemens as players who spent a significant portion of their career in New York on the ballot. A player needs to be named on at least 75 percent of ballots cast to be elected. The Hall of Fame induction announcement will take place on Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. ET on MLB Network.

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Jamal Collier is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @jamalcollier. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Yanks get King, bonus money from Marlins

Yanks get King, bonus money from Marlins

The Yankees acquired Minor League right-hander Michael King along with international bonus pool money from the Marlins on Monday, in exchange for infielder Garrett Cooper and left-hander Caleb Smith. Per MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo, the bonus pool amount involved in the trade is $250,000.

The added money increases the club's available bonus pool to $3.5 million, according to Mayo, who puts the Yankees just behind the Rangers, who have the largest pool at $3.535 million. The Twins are the only other team with an available international bonus pool of more than $3 million ($3.245 million).

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Manny Randhawa is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Matsui popular figure at baseball clinic for kids

Ex-Yanks star: 'I had a lot of fun and I hope the kids had fun; it seemed like they did'

Matsui popular figure at baseball clinic for kids

NEW YORK -- Patrick Deegan was the toughest kid on the field on a cold and windy Sunday morning at Robertson Field. Not because he was hitting home runs, but because he overcame three open heart surgeries to get there.

Patrick, 12, was born with a rare heart condition called hypoplastic right heart syndrome. But he never let it stop him from playing out his passion for baseball, especially when he had the chance to meet former Yankees star Hideki Matsui.

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Deesha Thosar is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow her on Twitter @DeeshaThosar. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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Yankees' trio among AFL's breakout prospects

Yankees' trio among AFL's breakout prospects

With the completion of the Arizona Fall League season on Saturday comes a run of "AFL in review" type stories. Last week, Mike Rosenbaum weighed in with 10 players who stood out to him during his time there. Later this week, Jim Callis will have an AFL top prospects list and MLBPipeline.com will also have an all-AFL team to peruse.

While those later stories will shine a deserving light on the top prospects around the league, every year there are players who might not be at the top of prospect lists, but who use the Fall League as a bit of a coming out party. These are players who can be considered breakout prospects, with the usual caveat about small sample sizes.

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Jonathan Mayo is a reporter for MLBPipeline.com. Follow him on Twitter @JonathanMayo and Facebook, and listen to him on the weekly Pipeline Podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Cole model: Judge poses with hip-hop star

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Cole model: Judge poses with hip-hop star

Aaron Judge has had quite the productive offseason. He took home the American League Rookie of the Year Award, earned Best Rookie in the Esurance MLB Awards and was the runner-up for AL MVP (and accepted his loss in a classy way). With the awards out of the way, the Yankees outfielder was spotted hanging out with a very familiar face during some downtime.

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Matsui 'looking forward' to Ohtani in Majors

Matsui 'looking forward' to Ohtani in Majors

NEW YORK -- Fewer than 10 Japanese-born players are currently in the Major Leagues. So when a Japanese baseball legend provides insight on the next generation of talent coming out of Asia, you listen.

After hosting a baseball clinic on Sunday for youth players at Columbia University's Robertson Field at Satow Stadium, Hideki Matsui gave his thoughts on young star Shohei Ohtani and how involved the former outfielder, now special advisor to the Yankees, wants to be in the rookie's baseball career.

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Deesha Thosar is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow her on Twitter at @DeeshaThosar. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Yanks interview Dodgers 3B coach Woodward

New York considering 12-year MLB vet for open manager position

Yanks interview Dodgers 3B coach Woodward

The Yankees' wide-ranging managerial search continued on Saturday afternoon when they interviewed Chris Woodward, the third-base coach for the National League-champion Dodgers, for the vacant position.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman reached out to the Dodgers earlier in the week for permission to interview Woodward, 41, who becomes the fifth candidate to interview for the job.

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Jamal Collier is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Judge honored with MLB Award for Best Rookie

Judge honored with MLB Award for Best Rookie

Yankees slugger Aaron Judge captured the attention of Major League Baseball with his remarkable rookie season. There was the effortless and otherwordly power on display at the Home Run Derby in July and daily at Yankee Stadium, where he was backed by a Judge's chamber cheering section that helped make "All Rise" a catchphrase that will be linked to the 2017 season.

Judge racked up accolades for his special season, the latest of which came Friday night when he won the Esurance MLB Award for Best Rookie over Cody Bellinger of the Dodgers and Andrew Benintendi of the Red Sox.

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Jamal Collier covers the Nationals for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @jamalcollier. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Yanks acquire 2 Minors arms for Rumbelow

Yanks acquire 2 Minors arms for Rumbelow

The Yankees and Mariners have agreed to a deal that will send Minor League pitchers JP Sears and Juan Then to New York in exchange for Minor League right-hander Nick Rumbelow, the clubs announced Saturday.

Sears, a left-hander, went 1-2 with a 0.65 ERA and 51 strikeouts in 27 2/3 innings combined between Class A Short-Season Everett and Class A Clinton in 2017. The 21-year-old was selected in the 11th round in '17 by Seattle.

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Oliver Macklin is a reporter for MLB.com based in Washington, D.C. Follow him on Twitter at @basebollie. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Yanks interview Boone for manager opening

Yanks interview Boone for manager opening

The author of one of the most memorable moments in Yankees postseason history was the latest to interview for their managerial opening. Aaron Boone became the most recent candidate to interview with New York on Friday morning, as general manager Brian Cashman continues the club's search after a brief pause for the GM Meetings this week.

Boone, 44, played part of one season with the Yankees in 2003 as part of a 12-year Major League career. He has been a television analyst since he retired in 2009 and does not come with any managerial or coaching experience. Recently, Boone has wanted to transition from the broadcast booth into the dugout, so when Cashman reached out to him for an interview, it was a no-brainer.

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Jamal Collier covers the Nationals for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @jamalcollier. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Judge places 2nd for AL MVP behind Altuve

Judge places 2nd for AL MVP behind Altuve

Aaron Judge's remarkable season of "All Rise" yielded a unanimous selection as the winner of the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award in the American League, but the Yankees slugger finished as the runner-up to the Astros' Jose Altuve for the AL Most Valuable Player Award, which was announced Thursday on MLB Network. The Indians' Jose Ramirez finished third.

Judge was vying to become the first Yankees MVP since Alex Rodriguez (2007), while looking to join Fred Lynn (1975) and Ichiro Suzuki (2001) as the only players to bring home the MVP and Rookie of the Year Awards in the same season.

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Bryan Hoch has covered the Yankees for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and on Facebook. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Steinbrenner: Next prospect wave at doorstep

Steinbrenner: Next prospect wave at doorstep

ORLANDO, Fla. -- It was one year ago this month that Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner said that his expectation was for Aaron Judge to become the starting right fielder in The Bronx, a plan that worked out exceptionally well for all parties involved.

As Judge vies to become just the third player to win the American League Rookie of the Year Award and the AL Most Valuable Player Award in the same season, Steinbrenner departed the Owners Meetings excited about the next wave of prospects rising through the Yankees' chain, many of whom could make an impact as soon as the upcoming season.

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Bryan Hoch has covered the Yankees for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and on Facebook. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Yanks release 2018 Spring Training schedule

Team opens Grapefruit League slate at home against Tigers Feb. 23

Yanks release 2018 Spring Training schedule

Mark your calendars. The Yankees on Friday released their entire Spring Training schedule.

New York's 2018 season begins Feb. 13, when pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to the club's Spring Training facility in Tampa, Fla. Position players will join them on Feb. 18, and the first full-squad workout is scheduled for Feb. 19.

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Chad Thornburg is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Yanks interview Meulens for manager opening

Yanks interview Meulens for manager opening

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Twenty-four years after his most recent at-bat in pinstripes, Hensley Meulens was the third man up for the Yankees on Thursday morning, as the former infielder and outfielder became the latest to interview for the club's managerial vacancy.

Meulens, 50, spent eight years as the Giants' hitting coach before being reassigned last month to bench coach -- a position that's often considered a stepping stone toward managing in the Major Leagues. The Curacao native is excited about the idea of coming back to New York.

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Bryan Hoch has covered the Yankees for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and on Facebook. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Severino finishes 3rd in AL Cy Young voting

Severino finishes 3rd in AL Cy Young voting

Yankees right-hander Luis Severino finished third behind the Indians' Corey Kluber, who earned 28 of 30 first-place votes en route to being named as the American League's Cy Young Award winner on Wednesday. Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale finished second, receiving the other two first-place votes from the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

Pitching in his first full Major League season, Severino went 14-6 with a 2.98 ERA in 31 starts, holding opponents to a .208 batting average and a miniscule .603 OPS. He ranked third in the AL in ERA and WHIP (1.04) fourth in strikeouts (230) and ninth in innings (193 1/3), while earning his first All-Star selection at age 23.

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Bryan Hoch has covered the Yankees for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and on Facebook. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Yanks not 'rushing against time' to name skip

Upon exiting GM Meetings, Cashman intends to continue interview process

Yanks not 'rushing against time' to name skip

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Satisfied that he accomplished as much as possible during the General Managers Meetings, Brian Cashman checked out of the hotel on Wednesday, eager to board his flight back to New York and resume the search for the Yankees' next manager on Thursday morning at Yankee Stadium.

"There was no managerial stuff down here, and we did that for a reason," Cashman said. "I didn't want it to interfere with connections with other clubs and the information gathering that we could provide. We tried to squeeze as much communication with the opposing clubs and the occasional agent dialogue into the small window when we were down here."

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Bryan Hoch has covered the Yankees for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and on Facebook. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Yankees long considered managerial change

Hal Steinbrenner: Younger team could benefit from fresh leadership

Yankees long considered managerial change

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A parade through the Canyon of Heroes might not have been enough to bring Joe Girardi back into the Yankees' dugout in 2018, according to managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner, who said on Wednesday that he had been considering a managerial change for several years.

"I'm sure there would have been more pressure [if the Yankees won the World Series]," Steinbrenner said. "It would've been a more difficult decision to make, but I still believe I would have made it because I felt that was what was best for the organization going forward."

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Bryan Hoch has covered the Yankees for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and on Facebook. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Cashman working out deal to remain with Yanks

Cashman working out deal to remain with Yanks

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Though Brian Cashman's contract expired at the end of October, managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner said on Wednesday that a new agreement is in the works for the longtime Yankees general manager.

"Cash and I are still working out terms, but I will say Cash has told me he wants to stay, and I have told him that I want him to stay," Steinbrenner said. "Maybe it's a handshake deal with no terms at this point, but we're working on it. Obviously, he's been busy."

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Bryan Hoch has covered the Yankees for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and on Facebook. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.