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Yankees RHP prospect Cale Coshow scattered three hits over six scoreless frames Saturday in a win for High-A Tampa.

The 22-year-old was credited with a rain-shortened shutout. He's 2-0 with a 0.44 ERA since his move to the starting rotation on June 14. Coshow has posted a 9.28 K/9 this season while holding opponents to a .194 average in 191 at-bats. New York selected Coshow in the 13th round of the 2013 draft after he pitched collegiately at Oklahoma Christian University.
Jul 5 - 4:50 PM

Ivan Nova wasn't sharp in a loss to the Rays on Sunday, allowing four runs (three earned) in five innings.

Nova looked good in his first two starts since his activation from the disabled list, but he didn't have much working on Sunday. The Rays racked up six hits and drew three walks while striking out only once. Nevertheless, Nova owns a 2.65 ERA, a 1.41 WHIP, and a 9/7 K/BB ratio in 17 innings over three starts. He'll take the mound at Fenway Park against the Red Sox in his next start.
Jul 5 - 4:16 PM

Alex Rodriguez clubbed the 670th home run of his career but the Yankees dropped Sunday's contest to the Rays.

Rodriguez finished 1-for-3 with a walk. His home run came with the bases empty in the sixth inning, serving as the Yankees' only run of the afternoon and the lone blemish on Erasmo Ramirez's line. Rodriguez hadn't registered an extra-base hit since his last home run on June 23, a span of nine games. He's currently batting .284/.390/.513 with 16 home runs and 47 RBI, quite a nice bounce-back season after missing all of 2014.
Jul 5 - 4:11 PM

Andrew Miller (forearm) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Monday.

He's slated to throw up to 25 pitches. The Yankees haven't revealed how many rehab appearances Miller will require, but he could just need the one. The reliever has missed nearly a month with a strained left forearm.
Jul 5 - 11:13 AM

Jacoby Ellsbury (knee) has missed three out of five games while on a rehab assignment due to general fatigue in his legs.

The Yankees had been hoping Ellsbury would be ready for activation this weekend, but now they're not sure when he'll return. "His legs aren’t where they need to be for him to play on a consistent basis," manager Joe Girardi said. "That’s our concern because they’re so important to him." It's sounding like we probably shouldn't expect Ellsbury back before the All-Star break.
Jul 5 - 9:30 AM

Dellin Betances blew a save Saturday against the Rays, but the Yankees eventually walked off with a 3-2 victory.

Asked to get a four-out save, Betances retired Evan Longoria to end the top of the eighth inning, but he allowed a single to James Loney to begin the ninth before Steven Souza took him deep for a game-tying two-run homer. It was his first home run allowed since last August 13. The Yankees went on to win 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth after Brad Boxberger couldn't handle a sacrifice bunt, so Betances actually ended up with the victory. This was his second blown save in nine chances this season.
Jul 4 - 4:07 PM

Michael Pineda held the Rays scoreless over seven-plus innings and struck out 10 batters in a no-decision Saturday.

Pineda was excellent, allowing just five hits and one walk. He retired 12 batters in a row and 18 out of 19 before Curt Casali ended his day with a double in the top of the eighth. He was in line for the win before Dellin Betances blew the save in the ninth. After being knocked around by the Phillies on June 22, Pineda has rebounded with back-to-back strong starts. He'll bring a 3.79 ERA into a start against the Red Sox in Boston next week.
Jul 4 - 4:06 PM

Andrew Miller (forearm) threw 30 pitches in a successful bullpen session on Saturday.

The left-hander indicated afterwards that he would like to go out on a minor league rehab assignment, to simulate as close to MLB game speed as possible, before rejoining the bullpen. It's unclear if he'll step right back into the closer's role upon his return, or wind up in some sort of timeshare with Dellin Betances.
Jul 4 - 11:32 AM

Chris Young is not in the Yankees starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Rays.

It appears to be just a routine day of rest for Young. Ramon Flores will start in his place in left field and bat sixth against opposing right-hander Nathan Karns.
Jul 4 - 11:30 AM

Brian McCann is not in Yankees starting lineup on Saturday.

It has become commonplace for Yankees manager Joe Girardi to rest McCann on Saturday when the Yankees play an afternoon game following a night game. Friday night's hero will step aside and John Murphy will work behind the plate for the Bombers and bat seventh on Saturday.
Jul 4 - 11:20 AM

Brian McCann belted a walkoff three-run home run in the 11th inning on Friday, propelling the Yankees to a 7-5 come-from-behind victory against the Rays.

The Yankees were on the ropes a couple of times in the ballgame but never stopped fighting. They trailed 3-0 heading into the eighth inning where Mark Teixeira connected on a three-run homer to tie the game and force extra innings, then trailed 5-3 in the 11th before McCann's heroic blast against Steve Geltz. It was the veteran backstop's lone hit in five at-bats on the night and he also drew a walk. He has been one of the best offensive catchers in the league this season, slashing a healthy .264/.333/.477 with 13 long balls and 52 RBI.
Jul 3 - 11:55 PM

Masahiro Tanaka logged a quality start in a no-decision against the Rays on Friday, surrendering three runs on six hits over his six frames.

The right-hander punched out five on the evening while walking one. The Rays scratched out a pair of runs against him in the first inning, then tacked on the final run in the fifth on a sacrifice fly. Tanaka has struggled to find consistency since returning from the disabled list, and simply doesn't look like the dominant force that he was during the 2014 season. He'll carry a 3.94 ERA and 61/12 K/BB ratio into Thursday's matchup against the Athletics.
Jul 3 - 11:52 PM

Yankees acquired OF Jake Skole from the Rangers in exchange for cash considerations.

Skole, 23, was a first-round pick in 2010 but sports an ugly .228/.330/.331 batting line in parts of six minor league seasons. He's merely a depth guy for the Yanks.
Jul 3 - 4:14 PM

CC Sabathia's next scheduled start has been pushed back from Sunday to Wednesday.

Ivan Nova will move up to take the ball Sunday versus the Rays, while Sabathia will take on the A's the next time out. The Yankees think some extra rest might do the struggling Sabathia some good and the southpaw is also working on some mechanical stuff.
Jul 3 - 3:57 PM

Yankees recalled INF Gregorio Petit from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Petit has hit just .184/.238/.263 over 18 games with the Yanks this season. He'll operate in a utility infielder role.
Jul 3 - 3:08 PM

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