Player News - Yankees

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According to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com, Chance Adams is not considered a realistic rotation option for 2017.

As such, the Yankees are still seeking a starter on the trade market. Adams has dominated with a 1.92 ERA over 19 starts this season between Double- and Triple-A this season, but he's still working on a third pitch and isn't far off from approaching his career-high in innings pitched. The Yankees would prefer to not throw him into the fire this soon, if possible.
Jul 24 - 2:18 PM

Didi Gregorius went 2-for-5 with two solo home runs and a walk in Sunday's 6-4 win over the Mariners.

Gregorius cracked solo dingers off Yovani Gallardo in the second and fourth innings. Both were short shorts down the extreme right field line and neither went longer than 360 feet, but they counted all the same. The shortstop is slashing .304/.335/.495 with 14 homers and 44 RBI overall. He has turned himself into an incredibly consistent hitter since joining the Yankees.
Jul 23 - 7:55 PM

Brett Gardner went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two total RBI in Sunday's win over the Mariners.

Gardner led off the game with a solo home run off Yovani Gallardo and would later come through with an opposite-field RBI single in the sixth inning. That latter hit tied the game at 4-4, which Clint Frazier followed up with a two-run go-ahead double. Gardner has now matched his career-best for homers in a season with 17 long balls. On the micro level, he is currently working on a six-game hitting streak.
Jul 23 - 7:52 PM

Caleb Smith surrendered four runs on five hits over 3 2/3 innings while taking a no-decision in Sunday's win over the Mariners.

Smith was making his first career major league start in this one. The 25-year-old southpaw struck out two and walked one in the contest. He kept the Mariners off the scoreboard over the first three innings before fading to allow four runs in the fourth. While Smith was brilliant between Double- and Triple-A prior to his promotion on July 16, it remains a question whether he will see another start with the Bombers.
Jul 23 - 7:39 PM

Yankees acquired 1B Ryan McBroom from the Blue Jays in exchange for INF/OF Rob Refsnyder.

McBroom, 25, has batted .243/.321/.402 with 12 homers at the Double-A level this season. He was ranked by MLB.com as Toronto's No. 30 prospect.
Jul 23 - 2:52 PM

Yankees sent 1B Ji-Man Choi outright to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Choi cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and will remain in the organization. He seems unlikely to get another shot this season, though, given the additions the Yanks have already made and could possibly still make.
Jul 23 - 1:37 PM

Caleb Smith will start Sunday's game against the Mariners.

It was going to be Luis Cessa, but he's struggled so the Yankees are going to give Smith a shot. Smith gave up a couple runs over three relief innings in his lone appearance in the majors, but he's had an excellent year between Double- and Triple-A with a 2.11 ERA and 91/27 K/BB ratio over 89 2/3 frames. The lefty could potentially get additional starts after Sunday, although it remains likely that the Yankees will trade for rotation help.
Jul 23 - 12:07 PM

Aaron Judge belted a solo home run in Saturday's game in Seattle, hitting homers in consecutive road games for the first time this season.

Judge's 32 homers are the most in the majors by a rookie since White Sox 1B Jose Abreu smacked 36 homers during the 2014 season. At this rate Judge is going to smash that number. He'll look to make it three games in a row with a homer when he squares off against Yovani Gallardo on Sunday.
Jul 23 - 5:51 AM

Masahiro Tanaka allowed four earned runs, seven hits and no walks with six strikeouts across six innings in a no-decision in Seattle on Saturday.

Tanaka looked to be turning a corner in June, posting his best ERA of the season at 3.94 in five starts during the month. However, he is back to his early-season struggles, going 1-2 with a 4.68 ERA and five homers allowed across 25 innings over four starts in July. He'll look to get back in the win column Friday against the Rays at home.
Jul 23 - 5:46 AM

Jacoby Ellsbury is not in the Yankees' lineup Saturday against the Mariners.

This really isn't that newsworthy. Ellsbury hasn't been an everyday player for the Yankees in quite some time and should continue to serve as their fourth outfielder behind starters Clint Frazier, Brett Gardner and Aaron Judge. The 33-year-old has hit .125 with no home runs or RBI since the All-Star break. He's not of much use to fantasy owners anymore.
Jul 22 - 8:22 PM

Yankees recalled INF Tyler Wade from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

He's replacing Starlin Castro, who is headed back to the DL after aggravating his strained hamstring. Wade has struggled at the big league level this season, hitting just .107 with 10 strikeouts in 28 at-bats. Look for him and Ronald Torreyes to share playing time at second base during Castro's absence.
Jul 22 - 8:10 PM

Yankees placed 2B Starlin Castro on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.

It's the same injury that sent Castro to the DL last month. Castro hasn't looked right since returning—he's collected just five hits over his last 22 at-bats (.227 AVG)—and probably came back too soon. This absence figures to be much longer than his last one. Ronald Torreyes is filling in at second base Saturday against Seattle and Tyler Wade was called up to take Castro's spot on the 25-man roster.
Jul 22 - 8:09 PM

CC Sabathia pitched five innings of one-run ball Friday for the win as the Yankees beat the Mariners 5-1.

Sabathia struggled in his return from the disabled list on July 4, but that's the only time in his last nine starts that he's given up more than two runs. He'll get the Rays next time out, and he's already 2-0 with a 0.90 ERA against them this year.
Jul 22 - 1:15 AM

Aaron Judge took Andrew Moore way deep at Safeco on Friday for his first homer of the second half.

It was a three-run shot that barely stayed in Safeco and was estimated at 440 feet. Judge had gone 10 straight games without a homer or extra-base hit of any kind, allowing Giancarlo Stanton to catch him atop the MLB home run leaderboard. Judge is back in front with 31 now.
Jul 22 - 1:10 AM

Brett Gardner went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Thursday's win over the Mariners.

The Yankees had just one hit to their credit (a dunk single by Chase Headley) against Felix Hernandez until Gardner added to the total in emphatic fashion in the sixth inning, pulling a no-doubter to right to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead. Gardner has been incredibly hot-and-cold this season and it looks like he might be heating up again, having gone 5-for-15 with three extra-base hits in his last three games.
Jul 21 - 1:56 AM


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