Yankees sign Gerrit Cole for $324 million over 9 years

The New York Yankees really, really wanted to get pitcher Gerrit Cole. The team gave the ace an even $36 million annually for 9 years. He can opt-out after the 2024 season. He also has a full no-trade provision.

Derek Jeter joins newcomers on 2020 Hall of Fame ballot

Derek Jeter is among 18 newcomers on the 2020 Hall of Fame ballot. He is likely to be an overwhelming choice to join former New York Yankees teammate Mariano Rivera in Cooperstown after the reliever last year became the first unanimous pick by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

Vendors outside Yankee Stadium get a reprieve

Eight independent shops near Yankee Stadium have been spared from a situation they feared would put them out of business. A few weeks ago, a new deal announced between Nike and the MLB would have no longer considered these stores so-called standard merchandise providers. That would have prohibited them from selling official New York Yankee gear. But Nike and MLB modified their agreement giving the retailers the green light to continue selling the products. Reported by Briella Tomassetti

Yankees need ace like Gerrit Cole as they pivot toward 2020

Gerrit Cole could be seeing a lot more of the New York Yankees real soon. While there was no Game 7 for the Astros' ace to face the Yankees in the AL Championship Series, could he start New York's opener at Baltimore on March 26?

Altuve's HR in 9th sends Astros to World Series over Yankees

Jose Altuve, the 5-foot-6 driving force of Houston, delivered a swing that will play in Astros' highlights forever. Altuve homered off Aroldis Chapman with two outs in the ninth inning and Houston outlasted the New York Yankees 6-4 Saturday night to advance to the World Series for the second time in three years.

Sabathia dislocated shoulder, big league career over

CC Sabathia's major league career is over. The 39-year-old left-hander was dropped from the Yankees' AL Championship Series roster on Friday, a day after he dislocated a joint in his pitching shoulder during the eighth inning of New York's Game 4 loss to Houston.