Player News - Yankees

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Alex Rodriguez went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Friday's 5-2 win over the Rays.

Rodriguez's homer opened the scoring for the game in the second inning. It was his 27th home run of the season. He logged a nine-homer July, but hit just two bombs last month. It's been a general cool-down for the 40-year-old as the days have worn on. He entered Friday's game having hit .210/.317/.413 in 40 games since the All-Star Break.
Sep 4 - 10:13 PM

Greg Bird went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and two strikeouts in Friday's win over the Rays.

Bird's two-run bomb in the seventh inning opened up some breathing room in what had been a 3-1 affair. The first baseman's shown his fair share of pop since joining the Yankees on August 13. In 19 games, he's notched two doubles and four home runs while hitting .258/.333/.470 across 66 at-bats.
Sep 4 - 10:07 PM

Luis Severino posted a nice start in Friday's win over the Rays, yielding one run on seven hits over 6 1/3 innings.

Severino scattered seven hits while striking out five and walking three. This was his first start in which he recorded an out in the seventh inning. While his 2.04 ERA and 1.19 WHIP both look swell, he needs to work on limiting the walks. Through his first two starts (covering 11 innings), he walked just one. Since then, the 21-year-old has handed out 13 free passes over 24 1/3 innings. He's walked at least three in each of his last four starts. A home date with the Orioles shows next on his schedule as he tries to finish up his rookie debut in strong fashion.
Sep 4 - 9:53 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury was forced to leave Friday's game against the Rays due to an upset stomach.

That's certainly good news that it wasn't an injury that forced him out of action. He should be ready to rejoin the lineup in a day or two provided he's feeling better.
Sep 4 - 8:25 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury was removed from Friday's game against the Rays in the fifth inning due to an apparent injury.

It's unclear exactly what the issue is, but the fact that the oft-injured outfielder was pulled in favor of Chris Young isn't a good sign. The Yankees should provide an update on his status soon.
Sep 4 - 8:20 PM

CC Sabathia (knee) will be activated from the disabled to start on Wednesday versus the Orioles.

Sabathia threw a 60-pitch simulated game Friday and came out of it with no issues. The Yankees don't plan to remove anyone from the rotation, so it looks like they'll go with a six-man alignment down the stretch. Sabathia has missed the last couple weeks with an arthritic right knee.
Sep 4 - 4:18 PM

Yankees recalled RHP Nick Rumbelow from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Rumbelow holds a 2.79 ERA over 10 appearances in the majors this season. He'll be used in middle relief.
Sep 4 - 11:23 AM

Yankees placed 1B Mark Teixeira on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 27, with a right shin bone bruise.

The Yankees threw Teixeira's fantasy owners a bone here, as DL moves are rarely made in September. The transaction occurred because they wanted to bring back reliever Nick Rumbelow before his 10-day waiting period was up. Teixeira is getting around on crutches at the moment and is expected to miss at least a couple weeks.
Sep 4 - 11:22 AM

Yankees sent INF Cole Figueroa outright to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Figueroa was designated for assignment by the Yanks on September 1 and passed through waivers unclaimed. The 28-year-old has hit .299/.361/.368 this year in Triple-A.
Sep 3 - 2:01 PM

Didi Gregorius went 2-for-4 with a home run and three runs scored, and the Yankees outlasted the Red Sox 13-8 on Wednesday.

Gregorius scored three of the team's 13 runs and hit one of their five homers on the afternoon. It was the third homer in his last seven games as Gregorius has been one of the hottest hitters in the game lately. He's 16-for-28 in that span, collecting 12 RBI and eight runs scored. The shortstop is now batting a respectable .272/.321/.372 with eight home runs, 44 RBI and 49 runs scored on the year.
Sep 2 - 8:13 PM

Stephen Drew had a big game Wednesday, going 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Red Sox.

Drew hit a three-run homer in the third inning, one of five home runs in the game. It was the latest in a stretch of good games for Drew, who is 9-for-12 with two doubles, two homers, nine RBI and six runs scored in his last four games. On the year, Drew is hitting just .211/.281/.404.
Sep 2 - 7:51 PM

Greg Bird went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored against the Red Sox on Wednesday.

The Yankees scored 13 runs in the victory, and Bird's two-run homer off Red Sox starter Henry Owens in the second inning got the party started. The homer was Bird's third in 18 games since being promoted. The first baseman is batting .254/.333/.429 with 12 RBI and 12 runs scored through his first few weeks in the bigs.
Sep 2 - 7:47 PM

Masahiro Tanaka allowed four runs over 6 1/3 innings in a win over the Red Sox on Wednesday.

It wasn't the best outing Tanaka has ever had, but it didn't need to be as the Yanks batters provided him 13 runs of support. Tanaka gave up six hits and a walk, striking out five in the win. The right-hander improved to 11-6 with a 3.73 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 115/25 K/BB ratio through 20 starts. Tanaka will next take the mound Tuesday against the Orioles.
Sep 2 - 7:42 PM

CC Sabathia (knee) threw a bullpen session on Wednesday.

Sabathia is dealing with arthritis in his right knee but is expected back in the Yankees' rotation at some point this month. The club could go to a six-man alignment when the veteran left-hander is ready to return.
Sep 2 - 2:11 PM

Brian McCann is not in the Yankees' lineup Wednesday.

It's a simple day off. John Ryan Murphy is at catcher in McCann's place.
Sep 2 - 1:09 PM

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