Player News - Yankees

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Ronald Torreyes went 3-for-4 against the Blue Jays on Friday.

He started at second base and hit ninth in the batting order. One of his hits was a double but he wasn't able to produce any runs or RBI. The backup infielder has outhit most of the illustrious names ahead of him in the Yankee lineup this year. He has a .438/.455/.563 triple slash in 33 plate appearances.
Apr 20 - 11:00 PM

Tyler Austin went 2-for-4 and slugged a two-run homer in Friday's loss to the Blue Jays.

He opened the game's scoring by going yard off Marco Estrada with Aaron Hicks aboard in the second inning. He's getting semi-regular playing time this year in the absence of Greg Bird and is making the most of it. He has a .283/.365/.565 slash line with three homers and nine RBI.
Apr 20 - 10:56 PM

Sonny Gray let in five runs in 3 1/3 innings in Friday's loss to the Blue Jays.

He surrendered a two-run homer to Teoscar Hernandez in the second inning -- the first bomb he's given up this year. Gray had no control over his pitches tonight. He issued four walks and threw two wild pitches in the brief outing. The Yankee bullpen walked another five batters to keep the bases full of Blue Jays all night. It's been a brutally rough season for Gray and his fantasy owners so far -- he has an 8.27 ERA with 23 hits and 11 walks allowed in his first 16 1/3 innings through four starts.
Apr 20 - 10:49 PM

Yankees RHP prospect Nick Nelson struck out eight hitters over six innings on Thursday for Low-A Charleston.

Nelson allowed six hits and two runs in the start, and he walked just one. Nelson's ERA sits at 7.11 because of a disastrous debut where he gave up seven runs in under two innings, but the 24 strikeouts in just-under 13 innings are much more indicative of his talent. He gets his fastball up to 97 mph with sink, and his curveball flashes plus as well. It's yet another high-upside hurler in the New York system; one who could be pitching in either the rotation or bullpen by 2020.
Apr 20 - 2:58 PM

Yankees LHP prospect Justus Sheffield gave up two runs over six innings on Thursday in his start for Double-A Trenton.

Sheffield walked two, and he struck out eight. Acquired from Cleveland in the Andrew Miller deal, Sheffield can miss bats with his fastball/slider combination, and he also shows a quality change on occasion as well. His command has unfortunately gone backwards, but it still should be good enough to start. If not, Sheffield could be a terrific reliever, but that should be a long ways away, if ever.
Apr 20 - 1:30 PM

Tyler Austin had his suspension appeal heard Thursday at MLB offices in Manhattan.

He's trying to get a reduction on his five-game suspension, which stems from fighting with Joe Kelly last week at Fenway Park. Kelly, who is facing a six-game ban, will have his appeal heard on Friday. Austin should hear back from the league relatively soon. He's been splitting time at first base with Neil Walker.
Source: Boston Globe
Apr 19 - 11:14 PM

Aaron Judge set a record with his home run in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Blue Jays, becoming the fastest to 61 career home runs, in terms of games played, in baseball history.

Judge caught a hanging breaking ball from Jays reliever Tyler Clippard and hooked it into the left field seats in the seventh inning for the solo shot. It was his 61st homer in 199 career games, besting Mark McGwire's record of 204 that had stood since 1988. No stranger to records or success, the 25-year-old is having another stellar start to a season this year, batting .339/.481/.629 with five homers, 12 RBI and 16 runs scored through 17 games.
Apr 19 - 9:55 PM

Aroldis Chapman struck out the side in the ninth inning against the Blue Jays Thursday, earning his third save of the season.

Chapman didn't waste much time or effort, blowing away Devon Travis, Steve Pearce and Teoscar Hernandez in just 12 pitches. He's now got 17 strikeouts in eight innings of work, posting a 0.75 WHIP and 2.25 ERA in that span. He's also a perfect 3-for-3 in save chances on the young season.
Apr 19 - 9:52 PM

CC Sabathia allowed two unearned runs over 4 1/3 innings Thursday against the Blue Jays.

In his return from a minor hip strain, Sabathia threw 71 pitches in getting through 4 1/3 innings. He allowed four hits while walking one and striking out one. He's got a 2.70 ERA through three starts but it's hard to tell what to make of him at this point -- two of those starts have lasted less than five innings, and the other lasted only five. The Yankees will win their share of games for the 37-year-old, but the rest of his stats will likely leave something to be desired. He'll continue looking for his first win Tuesday against the Twins.
Apr 19 - 9:44 PM

Yankees manager Aaron Boone said he expects Tommy Kahnle (shoulder) to miss about three weeks.

Kahnle was placed on the disabled list Tuesday due to tendinitis in his right shoulder and biceps. He'll be in no-throw mode for 10 days before attempting to ramp things back up. The 28-year-old right-hander had struggled to a 6.14 ERA and 9/8 K/BB ratio through 7 1/3 innings this season while showing diminished zip on his fastball.
Apr 19 - 3:55 PM

Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Thursday that Clint Frazier is working out "full-bore" with High-A Tampa.

It sounds like he'll start playing in some real games soon. Frazier suffered a concussion in late February and battled lingering symptoms for several weeks, but he seems to be past all of that now. The 23-year-old outfielder will likely be stationed at Triple-A/Scranton-Wilkes-Barre before the end of the month.
Apr 19 - 3:50 PM

Yankees activated LHP CC Sabathia from the 10-day disabled list.

Sabathia will return to the Yankees' rotation on Thursday against the Blue Jays. He didn't make a minor league rehab start, but the veteran left-hander did throw a couple of extended bullpen sessions. Sabathia has been on the disabled list since April 7 because of a minor hip strain.
Apr 19 - 3:21 PM

Yankees placed RHP Luis Cessa on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to April 18, with a left oblique strain.

Cessa suffered the injury in the eighth inning of Tuesday night's blowout loss to the Marlins and figures to be sidelined for at least three weeks. He could be optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre once he's healthy.
Apr 19 - 3:19 PM

Yankees re-signed Adam Lind to a minor league contract.

Lind was released in the middle of March after signing a previous minor league deal with the Yankees. The 34-year-old first baseman will likely head to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and depending on his production there -- and the production of Tyler Austin -- he could be up with New York before the start of May. There will likely be an opt-out on the deal, as well.
Apr 18 - 6:18 PM

Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Tuesday that he has considered dropping Giancarlo Stanton down the lineup.

"But not too far," added the first-year skipper. "Once he gets rolling, it will be a juggernaut." Stanton finished 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Tuesday night's blowout loss to the Marlins, batting third for the 16th time in 16 starts this season. The 28-year-old slugger is now sporting a .197 average, a .293 on-base percentage, and 29 strikeouts over his first 75 plate appearances with New York.
Apr 17 - 10:34 PM

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