Player News - Yankees

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Gleyber Torres (hip) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Tampa on Saturday.

The plan is for Torres to play a few games for Tampa and then rejoin the Yankees for the final game for their series against the Rays next Wednesday. The young infielder has been on the shelf for over two weeks with a strained right hip.
Jul 20 - 4:00 PM

CC Sabathia plans to play one more season in 2019.

Sabathia will turn 38 on Saturday but has had another solid season with a 3.51 ERA and 1.27 WHIP over 18 starts. "I'm [going] start to start," Sabathia said last weekend. "I go out one start and feel like I can pitch five more years. I go out another start and I'm [feeling] done. But if I can stay healthy -- if my knee holds up -- hopefully I'll play one more." Sabathia didn't say he would only pitch for the Yankees in 2019, but that undoubtedly would be his preference. He's in his 10th season in pinstripes and 18th overall.
Source: MLB.com
Jul 20 - 2:42 PM

Yankees recalled INF/OF Brandon Drury from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Drury has batted just .178/.260/.289 in 15 games as a Yankee. He'll serve as a utility player.
Jul 20 - 2:01 PM

Clint Frazier left Thursday's game at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre with a possible concussion.

His departure was deemed "precautionary," though obviously he'll have to get cleared by a doctor before he's able to return. With Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar likely off limits, Frazier could be a valuable trade chip for the Yankees, who are looking to acquire a starting pitcher ahead of the July 31 deadline. An injury to Frazier would certainly complicate that pursuit.
Jul 19 - 11:24 PM

Yankees optioned C Kyle Higashioka to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Higashioka will no longer be needed with Gary Sanchez (groin) back from the disabled list. The 28-year-old didn't hit much during his stay in New York, batting just .167 with 10 strikeouts in 30 at-bats. It would probably take another injury to Sanchez or Austin Romine for Higashioka to get called up again.
Jul 19 - 9:09 PM

Yankees activated C Gary Sanchez from the 10-day disabled list.

To clear a roster spot for him, the Yankees optioned Kyle Higashioka to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Sanchez is back after missing about a month with a strained groin. The 25-year-old managed just two hits in 12 at-bats during his rehab stint with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, though both were home runs. He should be back behind the plate for Friday's second-half opener against the Mets.
Jul 19 - 9:08 PM

Aaron Judge homered and drew a walk Tuesday as the American League topped the National League in the All-Star Game.

Judge's solo shot in the top of the second inning off Nationals starter Max Scherzer kicked off a big night of scoring for both sides. 10 total home runs were hit, a new record for an All-Star Game. Judge heads into the second half with an excellent .937 OPS, 25 home runs, and 60 RBI in 93 regular-season games.
Jul 18 - 12:18 AM

Gleyber Torres (hip) hopes to be activated from the disabled list on July 23.

Torres ran the bases on Monday and said afterward that "I think I’m ready right now." However, Torres will first have a short rehab assignment with High-A Tampa over the weekend. He'll then rejoin the Yankees in a week for the start of their series against the Rays, assuming all goes well. Torres has been sidelined for nearly two weeks with a right hip strain.
Jul 16 - 5:21 PM

Yankees optioned OF Clint Frazier to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

The Yankees got him a few at-bats at the big league level this time around, perhaps as a showcase for a potential trade, but he'll continue to play everyday at Triple-A for the time being. Unable to crack the Yankees' crowded outfield, Frazier's fantasy stock would take a major leap forward if he is indeed dealt before the trade deadline.
Jul 15 - 4:38 PM

Masahiro Tanaka allowed just two runs over 6 1/3 frames but settled for a no-decision in the Yankees' loss to the Indians on Sunday.

Tanaka served up a two-run shot to Edwin Encarnacion in the fourth inning, extending his streak of starts allowing a homer to eight and pushing his total on the year to 18 dingers given up across 83 1/3 innings. However, those were the only runs he gave up in this one and he threw just 77 pitches over his 6 1/3 frames. Tanaka looks like a decent buy-low candidate for the second half, but he has to get his home run issues under control.
Jul 15 - 4:25 PM

Neil Walker belted a solo home run Sunday against the Indians.

The longball Walker belted off of Trevor Bauer in the fourth inning was the first home run the right-hander allowed in 58 1/3 frames and the first dinger Walker hit since May 23. Walker has picked it up a little of late while filling in at second base for Gleyber Torres, going 6-for-20 (.300) over his last six games.
Jul 15 - 4:11 PM

Gleyber Torres (hip) took batting practice Sunday.

Torres is continuing his rehab progression from a right hip strain and is slated to play in rehab games at High-A Tampa in a few days. He could rejoin the Yankees for the start of the second half next weekend.
Jul 15 - 11:39 AM

Didi Gregorius went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Indians.

After Brett Gardner and Aaron Judge reached to open the first inning, Gregorius cracked a three-run home run off Mike Clevinger to give CC Sabathia a nice little early cushion. The shortstop is batting to a season-long .267/.327/.477 triple-slash with 17 home runs, 52 RBI and 10 steals in 89 games played. With three more long balls, he'll have made it three consecutive seasons of at least 20 taters.
Jul 14 - 11:11 PM

Aroldis Chapman earned his 26th save of the season via a scoreless ninth inning in Saturday's win over the Indians.

Chapman came on looking to put away a 5-4 victory for his crew. Francisco Mejia drew a one-out walk to make things at least somewhat interesting, but the hard-throwing closer did not allow the game to devolve, striking out Yonder Alonso and inducing a pop-out from Rajai Davis (these two have a history, if you'll recall) to end the game. The lefty reliever has been fantastic this season, having pitched to a 1.35 ERA, 0.85 WHIP and 68/16 K/BB ratio in 40 innings. He's 26-of-27 in save chances, too. Of note, Chapman has decided that he will not take part in the All-Star Game on Tuesday, as he's been dealing with a nagging bout of left knee tendinitis this year.
Jul 14 - 11:07 PM

CC Sabathia allowed four runs on four hits over 5 2/3 innings while taking a no-decision in Saturday's win over the Indians.

Sabathia gave up solitary runs in the first and third innings, but the sixth proved to be the truly problematic frame for the veteran southpaw. The Yankees held a 4-2 lead entering the bottom of the inning, but with runners standing on second and third and two men down, Brandon Guyer came through with a two-run infield single which included somewhat sloppy throws from Miguel Andujar (to first) and Greg Bird (to home). Sabathia finished his evening having struck out a modest two while issuing two walks. He heads into the All-Star break the owner of a 3.51 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 77/29 K/BB ratio in 18 starts covering an even 100 innings. If the season ended today, his current earned-run mark would be his lowest since 2012.
Jul 14 - 10:46 PM


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