Player News - Yankees

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Yankees OF prospect Blake Rutherford registered a career-high six hits Wednesday in a loss for Rookie-level Pulaski.

Rutherford's four base knocks weren't enough for the Yankees to steal a win against Elizabethton, but the 19-year-old did up his season average from .310 to .342. He's hit safely in eight of his last nine games with a .442 average during that stretch. The Yankees selected Rutherford with the 18th overall pick in last month's draft after a successful high school career at Chaminade Prep in California.
Source: MILB.com
Jul 28 - 11:58 AM

Yankees RHP prospect Brady Lail fanned six hitters over seven shutout frames Wednesday in a win for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

He scattered three hits and one walk while throwing 53 of his 72 pitches for strikes. The right-hander has now allowed just one earned run over his last four starts. Lail has looked right at home since his promotion to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, compiling a solid 3.69 ERA over 10 Triple-A appearances. The 22-year-old has relied heavily on contact this year, which could cause him trouble when he eventually reaches the major leagues.
Source: MILB.com
Jul 28 - 11:08 AM

Brian McCann clubbed his 15th home run of the season in Wednesday's loss to the Astros.

His fourth-inning blast off of Lance McCullers provided the Yankees' lone run in the contest. He finished the night 1-for-4 and is now hitting .234/.335/.432 with 15 homers and 41 RBI on the season. He remains one of the best power options behind the plate in all of baseball.
Jul 27 - 11:05 PM

Masahiro Tanaka struggled in a losing effort against the Astros on Wednesday, allowing four runs on seven hits across five frames.

Tanaka walked two and struck out four on the evening. The Astros scratched out a run in the second inning, then broke the game open with three runs in the third, highlighted by a two-run blast off the bat of Colby Rasmus. Now 7-3 on the season, he'll bring a 3.16 ERA and 1.11 WHIP into Tuesday's start against the Mets at Citi Field.
Jul 27 - 11:03 PM

Yankees OF prospect Isiah Gilliam notched four hits Tuesday in a win for Rookie-level Pulaski.

He finished a triple shy of the cycle while providing three of the Yankees' seven runs. Gilliam got off to a slow start this year but has really turned it on over his last eight games. During that span he's hit .529 with two homers, 10 RBI and a pair of stolen bases. The hot streak has raised Gilliam's season average from .213 to .293. The 20-year-old joined the Yankees' organization last summer as a 20th-round draft pick.
Source: MILB.com
Jul 27 - 12:53 PM

Andrew Miller struck out two in a scoreless inning of work to earn his ninth save as the Yankees bested the Astros 6-3 on Tuesday.

Miller is now 2-for-2 converting save chances since taking over for the departed Aroldis Chapman. What happens with the Yankees' bullpen will be fascinating to watch over the next few days, as the club seems intent on keeping Miller but would almost certainly deal him for the right return. With a 1.39 ERA, 0.77 WHIP and 77/7 K/BB ratio in 45 1/3 innings, he won't come cheap.
Jul 26 - 11:58 PM

Mark Teixeira went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Astros.

The multi-hit game was the first for Teixeira since the All-Star break, and he's hitting just .193 in the month of July. There aren't likely to be many suitors for the 36-year-old and the Yankees still have some hope for a playoff push despite recently dealing closer Aroldis Chapman, so they'll continue running Teixeira out there in hopes he begins to find his way at the dish. Tuesday was a good start.
Jul 26 - 11:52 PM

CC Sabathia held the Astros to two runs over 6 2/3 innings in a win Tuesday.

Sabathia gave up a pair of solo homers but allowed just two other hits and walked two in the outing. It was his first win in nearly a month and a half and the first time he's allowed fewer than four runs in the same span. Sabathia is 6-8 with a 3.95 ERA and 1.35 WHIP, and he'll next take on the Mets on Monday.
Jul 26 - 11:46 PM

Yankees optioned LHP Chasen Shreve to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

The move clears a spot for Adam Warren, who rejoined the Yankees in the Aroldis Chapman trade. Shreve holds a 4.30 ERA in 23 innings this season at the MLB level.
Jul 26 - 4:54 PM

Michael Pineda held the Astros to one run in seven innings and struck out eight in a victory on Monday.

After stumbling in his first two starts of the month, Pineda has bounced back to allow one run in 13 innings his last two times out. He's sporting an outstanding 135/31 K/BB ratio in 113 1/3 innings for the year.
Jul 25 - 11:19 PM

Andrew Miller picked up his eighth save Monday with a scoreless ninth against the Astros.

Barring a trade, Miller will finish out the year as the Yankees' closer, making him a top-10 fantasy reliever. He has a 1.42 ERA this season.
Jul 25 - 11:17 PM

Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News hears from a source that there's "almost no chance" the Yankees will release Alex Rodriguez this season.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Monday that releasing A-Rod is "not something that’s being considered," so this essentially echoes that sentiment. A-Rod has been serving in a platoon role at designated hitter over the past month, but it raised some eyebrows that he was even benched against left-hander Dallas Keuchel on Monday. Assuming he sticks around, the diminished role is likely to continue. Rodriguez, 40, is batting just .206/.256/.364 with nine homers and 29 RBI over 58 games this season. He's under contract for $20 million in 2017.
Jul 25 - 9:43 PM

Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports that moving Ivan Nova has become "the next priority" for the Yankees following the Aroldis Chapman deal.

ESPN's Buster Olney reported earlier in the day Monday that team executives have been pushing for a trade involving Nova, so things could come together quickly now that the Chapman deal is finalized. "They're focused on him," a major-league source told Feinsand. "They're looking at the guys with expiring contracts first - though not Beltran right now." Nova, an impending free agent, has posted a 4.65 ERA and 72/22 K/BB ratio over 93 innings this season. In a weak market for starters, he could draw some interest as rotation depth.
Jul 25 - 8:45 PM

Brian McCann is not in the starting lineup Monday against the Astros.

McCann joins Alex Rodriguez and Brett Gardner on the bench against southpaw Dallas Keuchel. Austin Romine will start behind the plate and catch Michael Pineda.
Jul 25 - 6:54 PM

Alex Rodriguez is not in Monday's lineup against the Astros.

He's sitting despite a left-hander (Dallas Keuchel) starting for Houston. Carlos Beltran will serve as the DH while Aaron Hicks plays right field.
Jul 25 - 5:20 PM


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