• Brett Gardner home run prank: Who is Phil Hughes’ accomplice?

    Brett Gardner home run prank: Who is Phil Hughes’ accomplice?

    When a team is rolling like the Yankees are it is easy to have fun, and outfielder Brett Gardner was the butt of a clubhouse joke. When Gardner got to his locker at the beginning of the rain delay he found a printout of a tweet by former teammate Phil Hughes making fun of his …
  • Yankees roll Phillies as Gerrit Cole approaches history

    Yankees roll Phillies as Gerrit Cole approaches history

    Gerrit Cole was good but not overpowering in his initial game wearing Yankee pinstripes. For the first time in six games Aaron Judge didn’t hit a ball into a sea of empty seats. Yet, Cole had enough to limit the Phillies to a run in six innings and Gio Urshela, DJ LeMahieu and Brett Gardner …
  • Yankees hopeful MLB season can survive this coronavirus turmoil

    Yankees hopeful MLB season can survive this coronavirus turmoil

    The Yankees have gotten off to one of the best starts in baseball, but they know it could all be for naught if COVID-19 gets its way. “I think everybody wonders, whether it be players or fans or who knows, even the league in general,” Brett Gardner said before the Yankees faced the Red Sox …
  • Yankees 2020 preview: Too much talent for weird season to break Bombers

    Yankees 2020 preview: Too much talent for weird season to break Bombers

    When the coronavirus shut down spring training on March 12 the Yankees were the favorites to win the AL East despite not having Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Hicks and Luis Severino for the scheduled March 26 start of the regular season. Now with a 60-game schedule beginning Thursday in Washington against the defending World …
  • Yankees veterans helped Clint Frazier reinvent himself

    Yankees veterans helped Clint Frazier reinvent himself

    Brett Gardner is the longest tenured Yankee, so he has been a natural at advising younger players who seek advice about being part of the most famous baseball team in history. Smartly, Clint Frazier has relied on Gardner. “He and I have had some conversations, not necessarily just recently, but over the years and just …
  • Aroldis Chapman’s coronavirus diagnosis has Yankees’ Brett Gardner ‘concerned’

    Aroldis Chapman’s coronavirus diagnosis has Yankees’ Brett Gardner ‘concerned’

    Brett Gardner said he was “disappointed and concerned” for Aroldis Chapman in the wake of the closer’s positive test for coronavirus. Still, the outfielder has not altered his view of what lies ahead. “It doesn’t affect the way I look at the season,’’ Gardner said. “Going into this, I think we’re all prepared for this …
  • Controversial Clint Frazier makes admirable mask pledge

    Controversial Clint Frazier makes admirable mask pledge

    Forgetting whatever other barnacle issues have latched themselves onto the issue of masks, let’s be perfectly honest about something: They aren’t the most comfortable thing to get used to. That’s not political. That’s not controversial. That’s just how it is. If you wear glasses, they help fog those glasses up, constantly. On hot and humid …
  • Yankees’ Aaron Hicks ‘ready to play’ if season starts in July

    Yankees’ Aaron Hicks ‘ready to play’ if season starts in July

    The identity of the Yankees’ starting right fielder whenever the next game is played is unknown, but the man in the middle of the outfield says he will be ready to chase fly balls in the gaps and deny base runners from taking an extra base. Aaron Hicks was asked Friday, if the season were …
  • Yankees mailbag: Gleyber Torres has a long leash at shortstop

    Yankees mailbag: Gleyber Torres has a long leash at shortstop

    You ask, we answer. The Post is fielding questions from readers about New York’s biggest pro sports teams and getting our beat writers to answer them in a series of regularly published mailbags. In today’s installment: the Yankees. If Gleyber Torres becomes a liability at shortstop, will Yankees quickly pivot and move him back to …
  • The biggest Yankees losers with MLB on hold

    The biggest Yankees losers with MLB on hold

    Had it all gone as planned, Gerrit Cole would be through his season-opening start, his Yankee Stadium debut and, this weekend, the righty would have been involved for the first time in The Rivalry. Oh yeah, he also would already have banked about $9 million of his pitching-record contract. Instead, Cole plays catch occasionally with …