Yankees acquire Eovaldi, Jones, German from Marlins

New York sends Prado, Phelps and cash to Miami

Yankees acquire Eovaldi, Jones, German from Marlins

The Yankees acquired right-hander Nathan Eovaldi, infielder Garrett Jones and right-handed pitching prospect Domingo German from the Marlins on Friday in exchange for infielder Martin Prado, righty David Phelps and cash considerations.

In Eovaldi, the Yankees gain a young, hard-throwing starter to bolster the back of their rotation. The right-hander posted a 3.39 ERA in 2013. That figure jumped to 4.37 last season, but Eovaldi still managed to throw 199 2/3 innings for the Marlins. Eovaldi will be 25 years old next season, and he's not eligible for free agency until 2018.

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

Staying with Yanks, Headley sets sights on Series title

Veteran third baseman's 4-year contract reportedly worth $52 million

Staying with Yanks, Headley sets sights on Series title

The Yankees further solidified their infield Monday, signing third baseman Chase Headley to a four-year deal worth a reported $52 million.

Headley acknowledged that he had at least one larger offer on the table from a team he chose not to identify, but said he was willing to leave some money on the table in order to return to the Yanks.

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Yankees strengthen rotation, bring back Capuano

Left-hander finalizes one-year deal after making 12 starts for New York in 2014

Yankees strengthen rotation, bring back Capuano

The Yankees added some much-needed depth to their starting rotation on Tuesday, signing left-hander Chris Capuano to a one-year contract. The deal is said to be worth $5 million, according to multiple reports.

Capuano, 36, went 2-3 with a 4.25 ERA in 12 starts for the Yankees this past season after joining the club on July 24.

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Richard Justice

With Headley, Yanks squarely in race for AL East title

Red Sox, Blue Jays also in running, while Orioles could be dark horses

With Headley, Yanks squarely in race for AL East title

Maybe the best thing about third baseman Chase Headley re-signing with the Yankees is that you can legitimately make a case for any of three teams winning the American League East.

Red Sox? Blue Jays? Yankees? Who do you have? This is good stuff, the best of the Hot Stove League. There's still some business to be done in Baltimore, but that's OK, too.

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Inbox: Will Yankees pursue backup first baseman?

Beat reporter Bryan Hoch responds to questions from fans

Inbox: Will Yankees pursue backup first baseman?

The Yankees' stay at last week's Winter Meetings did not produce any transactions to discuss, but general manager Brian Cashman and his staff left San Diego with information that they hope will help in shaping the 2015 roster. Here is a glance at what Yankees fans are talking about:

With Mark Teixeira's recent injury history, do the Yankees plan on pursuing a backup first baseman this winter? -- Chris T., New York, N.Y.

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Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Will Yanks turn over closer duties to Betances?

American League Rookie of Year finalist is prepared for any role in 2015

Will Yanks turn over closer duties to Betances?

NEW YORK -- The Yankees will be employing their fourth full-time closer in four seasons when the 2015 campaign begins, a statement that would have been nearly unthinkable just a few years ago. If the challenge falls upon Dellin Betances, he vows to be prepared.

"For me, I think I would just try to treat everything the same, no matter what happens," Betances said. "I know obviously it's a different role, but I'm just looking forward to helping the team win, no matter what situation they want me in."

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Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

'Sir Didi' not afraid to follow captain's reign

'Sir Didi' not afraid to follow captain's reign

NEW YORK -- It's no small challenge to be the shortstop replacing Derek Jeter, a man who was considered by some to be virtual royalty around Yankee Stadium. Perhaps it is fitting that Didi Gregorius actually has the credentials for it.

Back in 2011, Gregorius was officially knighted in Curacao as a reward for being part of the Netherlands team that won the IBAF Baseball World Cup. As a result, Gregorius goes by "Sir Didi" on his public Twitter account, and he said that honor bleeds into his real life as well.

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Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

For Yankees, pursuits at Meetings hit a wall

Cashman taking wait-and-see approach in talks with other teams

For Yankees, pursuits at Meetings hit a wall

SAN DIEGO -- The questions peppered Brian Cashman throughout his stay at the Winter Meetings, where the Yankees arrived with needs to fill but ultimately were not able to cross the finish line on any new business.

"We threw a lot of ideas a lot of different ways, but we've got a long way between now and Opening Day," Cashman said on Thursday. "We'll keep our conversations that still are ongoing alive and just wait and see."

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Chavez lends helpful perspective to Yankees

As special assignment scout, former third baseman's input has great value

Chavez lends helpful perspective to Yankees

SAN DIEGO -- The Yankees' executive contingent huddled in their suites for this year's Winter Meetings and welcomed a new -- but very familiar -- voice to the crowd.

Eric Chavez, who retired this past year after 17 seasons in the big leagues, rejoined the Yankees as a special assignment scout this winter. Having turned in his uniform just six months ago, Chavez can provide the Yanks with real-time clubhouse analysis of any potential acquisitions.

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2014 Rule 5 Draft results

The final day of the Winter Meetings began with the annual Rule 5 Draft. Teams were only able to make a selection if it had space on its 40-man roster.

ROUND 1
1. Arizona Diamondbacks: C Oscar Hernandez, Rays
2. Colorado Rockies: IF Mark Canha, Marlins
3. Texas Rangers: OF Delino DeShields Jr., Astros
4. Houston Astros: RHP Jason Garcia, Red Sox
5. Minnesota Twins: RHP J.R. Graham, Braves
6. Boston Red Sox: RHP Jandel Gustave, Astros
7. Chicago Cubs: SS Taylor Featherston, Rockies
8. Philadelphia Phillies: IF David Herrera, Rangers
9. Miami Marlins: LHP Andrew McKirahan, Cubs
10. New York Mets: LHP Sean Gilmartin, Twins
11. Atlanta Braves: RHP Daniel Winkler, Rockies
12. Seattle Mariners: LHP David Rollins, Astros
13. Baltimore Orioles: RHP Logan Verrett, Mets

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Boras attempts to sell Cashman, Yankees on Scherzer

Unable to finalize deals at Winter Meetings, club's GM remaining patient

Boras attempts to sell Cashman, Yankees on Scherzer

SAN DIEGO -- Taking his annual place as the center of attention at the Winter Meetings, agent Scott Boras looked through the crush of cameras and microphones on Wednesday, fielding an inquiry concerning the odds of the Yankees actually sitting out the sweepstakes for Max Scherzer.

The Yanks would prefer not to issue another nine-figure contract to a starting pitcher, but some rival executives believe that the Yanks ultimately won't be able to resist the temptation. Boras opined that the Yanks need someone like Scherzer to get back to the playoffs and beyond.

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A-Rod keeping Yankees updated on offseason workouts

Third baseman meets with club's strength and conditioning coordinator

A-Rod keeping Yankees updated on offseason workouts

SAN DIEGO -- Alex Rodriguez has been providing the Yankees with proof of his offseason progress, sending along videos of his workouts, and he had another positive in-person visit on Wednesday with the club's strength and conditioning coordinator.

Matt Krause checked in with Rodriguez for the second time this winter, according to general manager Brian Cashman. That visit took place in Miami, where the 39-year-old is preparing to rejoin the Yankees lineup following his season-long suspension.

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Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Bird, Judge named to Fall League's Top Prospects Team

Most Valuable Player Greg Bird leads young stars following AFL season

Bird, Judge named to Fall League's Top Prospects Team

The Arizona Fall League on Wednesday announced its 2014 Top Prospects Team, highlighted by league Most Valuable Player Greg Bird and baseball's top prospect Byron Buxton.

The 22-man Top Prospects Team includes at least one player from 16 Major League organizations. The Fall League managers and coaches voted on the team, taking into consideration the players' performances during the fall and their projected future in the Major Leagues.

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

Cashman stands by bullpen as Yanks look forward at Meetings

Cashman stands by bullpen as Yanks look forward at Meetings

SAN DIEGO -- The Yankees don't mind tossing verbal bouquets in David Robertson's direction, but those kind acknowledgements of past service were all the club decided to offer, choosing instead to march forward with both Andrew Miller and the promise of a future prospect.

Shortly after general manager Brian Cashman informed agent Scott Leventhal that the Yankees would not make a contract offer, Robertson agreed to a four-year, $46 million deal with the White Sox. That will entitle New York to an extra selection between the first and second rounds of next year's First-Year Player Draft.

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Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Girardi maintains confidence in talent-packed 'pen

Yanks' skipper not ready to set relief roles in stone as Meetings play out

Girardi maintains confidence in talent-packed 'pen

SAN DIEGO -- The small card of available relievers that Joe Girardi hides in his back pocket during games should once again provide a list of strong options in 2015, and the Yankees manager expects that will include someone ready to handle the ninth inning.

Speaking on Tuesday at the Winter Meetings, Girardi said that the Yankees will miss David Robertson, who agreed to a four-year, $46 million deal with the White Sox late on Monday. Still, Girardi believes that his club won't have trouble holding late leads next season.

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Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Tradition-laden schools amped for Pinstripe Bowl

Tradition-laden schools amped for Pinstripe Bowl

Two of the Northeast's proudest universities and football programs will be in New York for the holidays, experiencing all the Big Apple has to offer during the season before clashing on the gridiron at one of the most hallowed grounds in sports.

The fifth edition of the New Era Pinstripe Bowl will pit Penn State (6-6) against Boston College (7-5) at 4:30 p.m. ET on Dec. 27 at Yankee Stadium. It is the first time either team has participated in the event (and the first time a team from the ACC or Big Ten has appeared), but neither team is stranger to the college football spotlight.

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

Yankees' to-do list begins with 'A' for arms

Closer up for grabs after Robertson comes to terms with White Sox

Yankees' to-do list begins with 'A' for arms

SAN DIEGO -- Pitching remained at the top of the Yankees' priority list as the Winter Meetings began on Monday, with general manager Brian Cashman continuing to work the phones in pursuit of both starters and relievers.

The Yanks remained in touch with closer David Robertson, but their optimism in retaining him had seemed to dim in recent days, and he agreed late Monday evening to a four-year pact with the White Sox worth at least $40 million, MLB.com has confirmed.

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Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Capable of closing, Miller expects to stay in setup role

Left-hander bolsters an already formidable Yankees bullpen

Capable of closing, Miller expects to stay in setup role

SAN DIEGO -- Andrew Miller believes that he is capable of handling the ninth inning for the Yankees next season should it come to that, but the left-hander expects to be used in a setup role and will be ready to take on any assignment that the club gives him.

The left-hander said that free-agent closer David Robertson's situation did not come up while negotiating his own four-year, $36 million deal with the Yankees, and while he's now tracking the Yanks' Hot Stove moves as an interested observer, Miller feels that New York's bullpen already looks formidable on paper.

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Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Yankees support LUNGevity with pair of auction items

Yankees support LUNGevity with pair of auction items

SAN DIEGO -- The third annual Winter Meetings auction is in full swing and, not surprisingly, the Yankees are among the best in creating a good old fashioned bidding war.

One of the hottest items on the list of dozens of prizes, stemming from contributions from all 30 teams, is an opportunity to hang out with Yankees general manager Brian Cashman in his suite during a home game in 2015.

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Alyson Footer is a national correspondent for MLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @alysonfooter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

NYC children receive holiday treat from Jeter

Turn 2 Foundation's celebration includes gift packages, movie screening

NYC children receive holiday treat from Jeter

NEW YORK -- Derek Jeter treated 485 children to a screening of the movie "Annie" and then surprised them with holiday gift bags Monday night at an Upper West Side theater in Manhattan. Included in the bags was a refrigerator magnet that listed "Derek Jeter's 10 Life Lessons for Achieving Your Dreams," and they read in order as follows:

Set Your Goals High. Deal with Growing Pains. Find the Right Role Models. The World Isn't Always Fair. Don't be Afraid to Fail. Have a Strong Supporting Cast. Be Serious, But Have Fun. Think Before You Act. Be a Leader, Follow the Leader. Life is a Daily Challenge.

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Mark Newman is enterprise editor of MLB.com. Read and join other baseball fans on his MLB.com community blog. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Mike Mussina turns 46, is no ordinary moose

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Mike Mussina turns 46, is no ordinary moose

According to National Geographic, moose have an average lifespan of 15-20 years. On his 46th birthday, Mike Mussina has more than doubled that -- proving once and for all that he is better than actual moose in nearly every regard.  

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Boston College, Penn State to square off in Pinstripe Bowl

Yankee Stadium to transform for football game between powerhouse schools

Boston College, Penn State to square off in Pinstripe Bowl

The 2014 New Era Pinstripe Bowl will see two Northeast heavyweights go at it when Penn State and Boston College take the field Dec. 27 at Yankee Stadium.

The 4:30 p.m. ET kickoff will mark the 24th meeting between the two schools, the last coming in 2004 -- a game Boston College won, 21-7.

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Jeter's walk-off Stadium moment earns two GIBBYs

Jeter's walk-off Stadium moment earns two GIBBYs

NEW YORK -- No one who was in the Bronx on the evening of Sept. 25 will ever forget Derek Jeter's final Yankee Stadium at-bat, and the captain's farewell moment in pinstripes has been fittingly recognized in MLB.com's 2014 Greatest In Baseball Yearly (GIBBY) Award voting.

Jeter's eyes had welled with tears while playing shortstop for the last time, but those emotions morphed into elation in the bottom of the ninth inning, slashing his trademark inside-out single to right field and lifting the Yankees to a 6-5 victory over the Orioles.

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Yanks reload: Sign Miller, trade for Gregorius

Lefty gets four-year deal, could set up or close; shortstop may begin '15 in platoon with Ryan

Yanks reload: Sign Miller, trade for Gregorius

The Yankees are heading to the Winter Meetings as noisemakers, having created ripples with a busy Friday afternoon that saw them sign left-handed reliever Andrew Miller to a four-year, $36 million deal and trigger a three-team trade to acquire shortstop Didi Gregorius from the D-backs.

The signing of Miller, 29, promises to give manager Joe Girardi another strong option in the back of the bullpen. It also provides the Yankees with a security blanket while closer David Robertson tests the open market, entertaining thoughts of trying on a different uniform next season.

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Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Yankees get SS Gregorius in three-team deal

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Yankees get SS Gregorius in three-team deal

Derek Jeter is no longer a professional baseball player. There. We said it. 

While it's a reality we've all got to get accustomed to, no one is feeling that vacancy more than Yankees fans -- who spent two decades admiring No. 2 at the No. 6 position.

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Richard Justice

Justice: Yanks heat up on Hot Stove scene

Cashman adds Gregorius, Miller while keeping eye on starting pitching

Justice: Yanks heat up on Hot Stove scene

For the Yankees, it was a good day. General manager Brian Cashman was clear about it not being more than that.

"I'm still in acquisition mode," he said.

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Richard Justice is a columnist for MLB.com. Read his blog, Justice4U. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Yanks, D-backs, Tigers have rich history as trade partners

Yanks, D-backs, Tigers have rich history as trade partners

The Yankees went back to a familiar source on Friday to find Derek Jeter's replacement, acquiring shortstop Didi Gregorius from the D-backs as part of a three-team swap between the Yanks, D-backs and Tigers.

These are the same three teams that -- nearly five years ago to the day -- pulled off a blockbuster that sent Curtis Granderson to New York, Max Scherzer, Austin Jackson, Daniel Schlereth and Phil Coke to Detroit and Ian Kennedy and Edwin Jackson to Arizona.

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Richard Justice

Gregorius just who Cashman sought to replace Jeter

Yanks, D-backs, Tigers all acquire young players with potential in trade

Gregorius just who Cashman sought to replace Jeter

Didi Gregorius has nice range, good instincts and a big-time arm. At times, he will dazzle. Beyond that, he'll make the plays a starting Major League shortstop is supposed to make, and if you ask a dozen Major League managers what they want from that position, this is it.

That is, don't give outs away, extend innings or unnecessarily run up pitch counts. These are the things that lose games. In this most basic of ways, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman did a nice job finding the apparent guy to replace, uh, Derek Jeter.

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Gregorius stepping into storied shortstop history in NY

Infielder poised to become Jeter's successor after three-team trade

Gregorius stepping into storied shortstop history in NY

It's no secret that Didi Gregorius has some big shoes to fill in the Bronx after being acquired by the Yankees from the D-backs on Friday in a three-team trade.

As if trying to establish himself as an up-and-coming shortstop wasn't difficult enough, the 24-year-old Gregorius now finds himself trying to replace Yankees legend Derek Jeter.

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