Player News - Yankees

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Yankees manager Joe Girardi hopes to use Dellin Betances in three or four games this week.

The aim is to have him sharp leading into the playoffs. Betances has had an up-and-down September, allowing six runs on five hits and six walks over 7 2/3 innings. On the bright side, he's struck out 14 batters. Still, the Yankees want to have him in a good grove going into the postseason.
Sep 25 - 11:40 AM

Chase Headley is not in Monday's lineup against the Royals.

Todd Frazier will make the start at the hot corner while Greg Bird plays first base. Matt Holliday will serve as the designated hitter.
Sep 25 - 10:08 AM

Starlin Castro is not in Monday's lineup versus the Royals.

The Yankees and Royals are playing a makeup game Monday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. Ronald Torreyes will make the start at second base and bat ninth against Jake Junis.
Sep 25 - 10:06 AM

Jaime Garcia was roughed up on Sunday, giving up five runs in just 2 1/3 innings in a loss to the Blue Jays.

Garcia was unable to find the magic he had against the Twins on Monday when he struck out nine and gave up just one run in nearly six innings. He couldn't find the strike zone (three walks) and when he did find it, he was hit hard. He'll look to rebound from this outing on Friday in a rematch with the Blue Jays.
Sep 24 - 5:33 PM

Aaron Judge hit his 47th and 48th homers of the season in a 9-5 loss to the Blue Jays on Sunday.

It's safe to say that the struggles of August are behind Judge. His first homer was a blast off of Marcos Stroman in the sixth, and one inning later he had a three-run shot off of Ryan Tepera. The automatic Rookie Of The Year now has 11 homers in the month of September. He's going to be just fine.
Sep 24 - 5:24 PM

Gary Sanchez is not in the Yankees' lineup Sunday.

It's a routine day off. Austin Romine will do the catching. Matt Holliday is also sitting out Sunday, as Chase Headley is in the designated hitter spot.

Sonny Gray gave up just one run in six innings and was credited with a 5-1 win over the Blue Jays on Saturday.

He allowed four hits and three walks while registering four strikeouts in the quality start. The only damage came on a Teoscar Hernandez solo shot in the third inning. Gray improves to 10-11 with a fine 3.31 ERA in 26 starts with the Athletics and Yankees this year. He has 151 strikeouts and 52 walks in 157 2/3 innings pitched.
Sep 23 - 8:17 PM

Greg Bird cranked a three-run homer to lead his team over the Blue Jays on Saturday.

He got the Yankees on the board in the fifth inning by taking starter Joe Biagini deep with two runners on base. It was his only knock in four chances and he struck out twice. Bird missed all of last season recovering from an injury and has struggled mightily to regain his form. He has a woeful .167/.269/.349 triple slash with six home runs and 21 RBI in 145 plate appearances in the majors this year.
Sep 23 - 8:12 PM

Todd Frazier went 1-for-2 and popped a solo home run in a win over the Blue Jays on Saturday.

He deposited a Tim Mayza offering over the wall in the eighth inning. Frazier hit 40 bombs last year but has disappointed his fantasy owners by limping to a .214 batting average with 26 home runs and 75 RBI this season with the White Sox and Yankees. He's also seen his stolen base total drop from 15 a year ago to only four in 2017. He will be a free agent after the season and may struggle to find a starting role in 2018.
Sep 23 - 8:07 PM

Brett Gardner (shoulder) returned to the Yankees' starting lineup on Saturday.

Gardner was removed from Wednesday's game after being hit by a pitch and hadn't returned since. He's batting leadoff against Joe Biagini and the Blue Jays on Saturday.
Sep 23 - 1:50 PM

Masahiro Tanaka was hammered for eight runs (seven earned) over 5 2/3 innings against the Blue Jays on Friday.

No clinching for the Yankees on this night. Tanaka gave up three homers on the night and now has five starts with at least seven runs allowed this season. He didn’t do that once through his first three seasons in the majors.
Sep 22 - 10:05 PM

Aaron Judge went 2-for-2 with his AL-leading 46th homer, a double, and two walks Friday against the Blue Jays.

Judge provided the only offense of the game for the Yankees with a solo homer off Marco Estrada in the first inning. The 25-year-old fell into a miserable slump coming out of the All-Star break, but he’s turned things around in September by batting .286 (18-for-63) with nine homers, 20 RBI, 19 walks, and 21 runs scored. It’s a good sign for the Yankees with the playoffs approaching.
Sep 22 - 10:03 PM

Brett Gardner (shoulder) is not in the Yankees' lineup Friday.

Gardner left Wednesday's game after being hit on the shoulder by a pitch, and he's obviously still sore. He should be back in there Saturday. Clint Frazier is in left field. Greg Bird is also sitting out Friday in favor of Chase Headley, who will cover first base.
Sep 22 - 4:11 PM

Adam Warren (back) will throw a simulated game early next week.

He should be activated after that if the simulated game goes well. Warren has been on the shelf for nearly all of September with lower back spasms.
Sep 22 - 2:41 PM

Brett Gardner is hoping to be in the Yankees' lineup Friday after exiting Wednesday's game versus the Twins following a hit by pitch on the shoulder.

Gardner said after the game that "it could be worse" and that he might have remained in the contest had the score been closer. However, manager Joe Girardi admitted that "there’s some concern there" regarding Gardner's shoulder. We'll find out soon if he'll give it a go.
Sep 22 - 2:40 PM


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