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Yankees prospect OF Aaron Judge connected for his first professional home run on Thursday for Low-A Charleston.

He was 1-for-3 with two runs, two RBI and two walks in the game. Judge, 21, is 6-foot-7, 230 pounds and possesses robust raw power, so it is somewhat surprising it took him 13 games to get in the home-run column. The No. 32 overall pick in last year's draft didn't play after signing last summer due to an injury, so this season represents his first taste of pro ball. Judge has held his own so far, batting .298/.441/.362 with nine runs, seven RBI and a 12/12 strikeout-to-walk ratio. He's been especially hot as of late, batting .421 with six runs and all seven RBI during his current five-game hitting streak.
Apr 18 - 3:19 PM

Mark Teixeira (hamstring) said he "couldn't be happier" with how he felt during an extended spring training game Friday.

Teixeira went just 1-for-5 in the game, but the most important thing is that he's feeling healthy. The first baseman remains on track to be activated from the disabled list on Sunday, the first day he's eligible.
Apr 18 - 11:41 AM

Carlos Beltran could sit out on Friday after flipping over a short fence in foul territory during Thursday's game.

Beltran was in a dead sprint after a ball and tumbled over a fence at Tropicana Field. He popped right back up and finished the game in spite of a sore left shoulder and right wrist. Beltran should be fine over the long haul, but it wouldn't be a surprise if Yankees manager Joe Girardi gives the soon-to-be 37-year-old a breather Friday.
Apr 18 - 9:59 AM

Yankees optioned RHP Shane Greene to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Greene was the 26th man for Wednesday's doubleheader but didn't make an appearance. It's the second time he was up this month but didn't see any action. He figures to get another chance at some point.
Apr 18 - 8:40 AM

CC Sabathia limited the Rays to two runs -- one earned -- in seven innings for a victory on Thursday.

Sabathia did give up his sixth homer of the year, but he allowed fewer than four runs for the first time in four starts. It's helped him keep the Yankees in games that he's walked a total of five batters in 26 innings. He's not going to overpower anyone any longer, so it's imperative that he stay away from the free passes.
Apr 17 - 11:11 PM

Alfonso Soriano went 3-for-5 and hit his fourth homer Thursday versus the Rays.

The homer tonight was a solo shot off David Price. After opening the season 0-for-16, Soriano is 15-for-42 with four homers in his last 10 games.
Apr 17 - 11:02 PM

Yangervis Solarte hit his first major league homer Thursday off the Rays' Grant Balfour.

Solarte, who had cooled off in recent days, also doubled and singled tonight. The homer, which came with the Yankees already up 8-2, gave Solarte his first run scored in 10 days and his first ribbies in nine days.
Apr 17 - 11:00 PM

Brian Roberts went 3-for-5 with a triple, a double and two RBI in his return to the Yankees' lineup on Thursday.

Roberts hadn't played in five days because of a back strain. He was just 4-for-31 this season before his big game tonight.
Apr 17 - 10:58 PM

Brendan Ryan (back) is slated to play in a minor league game on Saturday.

Ryan final resumed baseball activities a week ago and is now nearly ready for game action. The Yankees are expecting the shortstop to be ready to rejoin them sometime next month.
Apr 17 - 9:08 PM

Brian Roberts (back) returned to the Yankees' starting lineup Thursday against the Rays.

Roberts has been nursing a lower back strain in recent days, but he's feeling good enough to give it a go. He's hitting eighth against David Price.
Apr 17 - 4:09 PM

David Robertson (groin) threw 25 pitches Thursday in a bullpen session.

Robertson, who is on the disabled list with a Grade 1 groin strain, said he felt good after the session. He's slated to throw in a minor league game on Saturday and should be activated as soon as he's eligible on Tuesday if all goes well.
Apr 17 - 4:05 PM

Mark Teixeira (hamstring) played three innings at extended spring training on Thursday afternoon.

Teixeira is eligible to return from the disabled list on Sunday and told George King III of the New York Post that he will be "disappointed" if the Yankees don't activate him. He's been out since April 5 with a hamstring strain.
Apr 17 - 2:26 PM

Yankees right-handed pitching prospect Rafael DePaula struck out seven batters while allowing only one run in six innings for High-A Tampa on Wednesday night.

He allowed two hits (both doubles) and two walks, lowering his ERA to 2.51 and his WHIP to 1.047. DePaula boasts an electric mid-90s fastball that has enough movement to generate strikeouts, but he has poor command and issues too many walks. The Yankees are using him as a starter, but the 23-year old DePaula is old for a prospect in High-A, and he could be in the Bronx in short order if he were to be moved to relief.
Apr 17 - 11:21 AM

Michael Pineda allowed four hits over six innings as the Yankees shut out the Cubs 2-0 in the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader.

The Yankees shut out the Cubs in both ends of the doubleheader. Pineda picked up his second win by throwing 89 pitches on a chilly evening. He allowed four hits, walked one and struck out three. Obviously, he shouldn't be unowned in any mixed leagues at this point.
Apr 16 - 11:54 PM

Adam Warren pitched a hitless ninth in the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader to pick up a save against the Cubs.

Warren is supposed to be more of a swingman-type, but he's looked good in short relief so far, pitching seven scoreless innings with his velocity up a bit. It won't lead to many more save chances, but he's poised to be a more useful piece of the Yankees pen than he was last year.
Apr 16 - 11:52 PM


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