Yankees Press Releases
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Penn State Head Football Coach to Throw Out Ceremonial First Pitch
Today it was announced that Penn State Head Football Coach James Franklin, who helped lead the Nittany Lions to a 31-30 overtime victory over the Boston College Eagles in the 2014 New Era Pinstripe Bowl, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Tuesday's 7:05 p.m. Yankees-Rays game at Yankee Stadium.
Yankees return to Yankee Stadium for six-game homestand
The New York Yankees will return home on Friday night for the first of six games at Yankee Stadium. The stretch of games will feature a three-game series vs. the New York Mets (Friday-Sunday, April 24-26) and a three-game set vs. the Tampa Bay Rays (Monday-Wednesday, April 27-29).
Slade Heathcott wins 2015 James P. Dawson Award
The New York Yankees today announced that outfielder Slade Heathcott is the recipient of the 2015 James P. Dawson Award, given annually to the outstanding Yankees rookie in spring training. Heathcott received the award in a pre-game ceremony today, prior to the Yankees' 1:05 p.m. game vs. the Nationals at George M. Steinbrenner Field.
Yankees to host 113th Home Opener on Monday, April 6
The New York Yankees will play their first home game of the 2015 season on Monday, April 6, vs. the Toronto Blue Jays at 1:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.
Yankees acquire Minor League INF Gregorio Petit
Today the Yankees acquired minor league INF Gregorio Petit from the Houston Astros in exchange for cash considerations. Petit will report to Major League camp.
Yankees Strongly Encourage Fans to Arrive Early
As part of Major League Baseball's initiative to standardize security procedures at all 30 Major League parks, all visitors are required to be screened via metal detectors before entering Yankee Stadium.
Yankees Name Winners of the 2014 Kevin Lawn Awards
The New York Yankees announced today that infielder Rob Refsnyder and right-handed pitcher Luis Severino were named winners of the 2014 Kevin Lawn Award as the Yankees' minor league "Player of the Year" and "Pitcher of the Year," respectively.
Statement from Hal Steinbrenner re: the passing of Al Rosen
"I am saddened to hear of the passing of Al Rosen. During his time as Yankees president in the late 1970s, Al was not only a trusted member of the Yankees' front office, but someone my father relied on. Al left an imprint on baseball and we are grateful that a portion of his time was spent with the Yankees. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends."
Yankees name Hideki Matsui Special Advisor to the General Manager
The New York Yankees today announced that Hideki Matsui has been named Special Advisor to the General Manager.