Player News - Yankees

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Jacoby Ellsbury crushed his second home run of the season, accounting for all of the Yankees' offense in Sunday's loss to the Pirates.

Ellsbury's solo shot in the seventh inning came off of Pirates' starter and former teammate Ivan Nova. He also singled in the ballgame, finishing the afternoon 2-for-4. He's off to a resurgent start, slashing a healthy .348/.394/.470 with two homers, four RBI and six stolen bases.
Apr 23 - 4:28 PM

Jordan Montgomery logged a quality start in Sunday's loss to the Pirates, surrendering two runs on seven hits over his six frames.

Montgomery punched out five and walked two on the afternoon. The Pirates had several scoring chances, but were only able to scratch out single runs in the first and third innings. While he was certainly good enough to win in this one, Ivan Nova was simply better on the other side. The impressive rookie will carry a 3.78 ERA and 1.50 WHIP into Saturday's matchup against the Orioles.
Apr 23 - 4:25 PM

Matt Holliday remained out of the Yankees' lineup Sunday.

He's been on the bench for all three games in Pittsburgh, as Holliday has still only made starts in the designated hitter spot so far this season. Holliday did pinch-hit on Friday and Saturday.
Apr 23 - 11:08 AM

Didi Gregorius (shoulder) has gone 2-for-6 at the plate while playing six innings in each game in his first two rehab contests with High-A Tampa.

Working his way back from a right shoulder strain, Gregorius is expected to be activated from the disabled list in early May assuming all goes well. Ronald Torreyes has been filling in at shortstop for the Yankees.
Apr 23 - 9:41 AM

Gary Sanchez (biceps) played catch from 90 feet and hit off a tee and took soft toss on Saturday.

"I think everything is going the way we want it to," Sanchez said through an interpreter. "I don’t have any pain or discomfort." Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Saturday that he expected Sanchez to begin hitting on the field soon. Barring any setbacks, Sanchez should return from his biceps injury in about two weeks.
Apr 23 - 9:37 AM

Ronald Torreyes went 4-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored in Saturday's 11-5 bashing of the Pirates.

He had three singles and a sixth-inning double that plated two runs. He rode home on a three-run blast off the bat of pinch-hitter Chris Carter in the eighth inning. Torreyes has been getting everyday playing time at shortstop in the absence of Didi Gregorius and has made the most of his opportunity. He is batting .296/.296/.444 with one homer and 13 RBI in 54 plate appearances.
Apr 22 - 9:11 PM

Aaron Judge went 2-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs scored against the Pirates on Saturday.

The game was essentially already over when Judge went deep in the ninth frame of the blowout ballgame, but his fantasy owners will happily take it anyway. It was his sixth home run and 13th RBI of the season to go with a much better than expected .281 batting average.
Apr 22 - 9:09 PM

Starlin Castro smoked a three-run homer to help lead the Yankees over the Pirates on Saturday.

The Yankees were behind 3-0 entering the sixth inning but Castro tied it up with one swing of the bat off Jameson Taillon. He is off to a great start to the 2017 season, now batting .364/.408/.591 with four home runs and 13 RBI.
Apr 22 - 9:08 PM

Michael Pineda gave up three runs in five innings of work but did not earn a decision in Saturday's lopsided win over the Pirates.

Home runs have been a problem for Pineda the last couple years and today was no exception. He struck out six batters and walked two while allowing five hits, two of which left the yard. Luckily both were solo homers -- by Andrew McCutchen and David Freese. Pineda's record holds at 2-1 with a 3.86 ERA. He has a fantastic 29:3 strikeout to walk ratio in 23 1/3 innings but needs to find a way to improve his home run rate. He has allowed five homers through his first four starts.
Apr 22 - 9:06 PM

Brett Gardner is not in the Yankees' starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Pirates.

Aaron Hicks will start in his place in left field, a rare occurrence against an opposing right-hander. Look for Gardner to be back in there for Sunday's series finale.
Apr 22 - 12:48 PM

CC Sabathia surrendered four runs in five innings in a loss to the Pirates on Friday.

Sabathia allowed just one home run through his first three starts, but the long ball hurt him in this one, as he served up a solo blast to Jordy Mercer in the first inning and a two-run shot to Josh Bell in the second. The southpaw settled down from there, but his offense was unable to get him off the hook. Sabathia struck out three and walked a pair in the loss and now sits at 2-1 with a 2.70 ERA and 14/9 K/BB ratio in 23 1/3 innings. We expect the ERA to continue to rise. He gets the Red Sox next in Boston.
Apr 21 - 10:40 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury went 3-for-4 with two stolen bases, a walk, and a run scored in Friday’s loss to the Pirates.

All three of his hits were singles. Ellsbury is already up to six steals on the season to go along with a solid .333/.387/.421 batting line. The 33-year-old was originally in line to be the Yankees’ regular No. 5 hitter, but he has bounced around the lineup since Gary Sanchez went down. He hit cleanup on Friday for the fifth time in his last seven games.
Apr 21 - 10:40 PM

Greg Bird went 0-for-4 with a strikeout Friday against the Pirates on Friday.

Bird had a couple of would-be home runs just narrowly go foul in this one. It’s been that kind of start for the 24-year-old. After a tremendous spring training, Bird is hitting just .122/.217/.268 with 16 strikeouts through his first 12 games.
Apr 21 - 10:39 PM

Yankees pitching prospect Chance Adams gave up one run in his five innings of work for Double-A Trenton.

Adams scattered six hits over the five innings, while walking just one and striking out five. Adams now has a 1.10 ERA for the season, and he isn't doing it with smoke and mirrors. The fastball gets up to 97 mph, and he has an above-average slider and change. Add in quality command, and Adams has a great chance (no pun intended) of being a mid-rotation starter.
Apr 20 - 1:51 PM

Masahiro Tanaka gave up one run on six hits to earn an easy victory as the Yankees defeated the White Sox 9-1 on Wednesday.

This is the sort of game his owners were expecting when they drafted him. He struck out six and walked two while his offense backed him up with plenty of run support. He has a 2-1 record despite a poor 6.00 ERA, which can be blamed on his terrible Opening Day start. He has been good in his three subsequent outings. His next start will come Wednesday on the road versus the Red Sox.
Apr 19 - 11:37 PM


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