New York Teams

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Lefty Jon Niese said he accepted a minor league deal with the Yankees because he thought it was his best chance to make a big league roster. He thinks there are opportunities in the bullpen and the rotation. He had no major league contract offers.

play
Strome, Tavares each score in Islanders' win (0:43)

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Right before the singing of The Star-Spangled Banner, with the crowd growing silent, one fan loudly yelled "Free Melo!" So there's at least one person here who'd like to see Carmelo Anthony traded.

NBA 

ESPN Stats and Information  

The Yankees have reportedly agreed to a deal with Jonathon Niese pending a physical. Niese won 61 games in his time with the Mets. 3 pitchers have won at least 50 games with the Mets AND won a game with the Yankees - Dwight Gooden, Al Leiter and David Cone. Bob Ojeda is the other Mets 50-game winner to pitch for the Yankees, but he didn't win a game for them.

MLB 

ESPN Stats and Information  

New Yankees minor-league acquisition Jonathon Niese doesn't have much experience versus AL teams. He has a 4.01 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 187 games against NL opponents and a 4.62 ERA with a 1.55 WHIP in 24 games against AL foes.

MLB 

ESPN Stats and Information  

The Yankees signed Jonathon Niese to a minor-league contract. Niese won 61 games in his time with the Mets. Three pitchers have won at least 50 games with the Mets AND won a game with the Yankees - Dwight Gooden, Al Leiter and David Cone. Bob Ojeda is the other Mets 50-game winner to pitch for the Yankees, but he didn't win a game for them.

MLB 

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees have a minor league deal with Jon Niese, pending his physical, a source confirms. Niese was 8-7 with a 5.50 ERA last year. He will be an extra arm in camp with an outside chance to make the rotation. The New York Post first mentioned the signing.

MLB 
play
Inside the 'Bigs' NBA skills challenge (1:30)

ESPN Stats and Information  

Henrik Lundqvist gets 401st career win to tie Chris Osgood for 11th place on NHL all-time wins list.

NHL 
play
Zuccarello nets the winner for Rangers (0:19)

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees prospect Clint Frazier said he cut his red hair the weekend of the Super Bowl to meet team specifications. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he was cool with Frazier's length. Girardi didn't seem to care that much.

MLB 

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees setup man Dellin Betances said he has not spoken with team president Randy Levine. You may have heard, the two had a verbal feud Saturday over Betances' salary arbitration.

MLB 

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

A day later, Yankees setup man Dellin Betances said, "I don't regret anything I said."

MLB 

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Prospect Clint Frazier has shown up with his red hair almost shoulder length. We'll see if he is told to cut it so he is fully in line with Yankee protocol.

MLB 

1927 Yankees diary

  • Robert Hunt
  • Immerse yourself in the 1927 Yankees

    "The Diary of Myles Thomas" is an experiment in storytelling, a genre we're calling real-time historical fiction. Experience the Roaring Twenties through the eyes of a mediocre pitcher on the greatest baseball team of all time.