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Carlos Beltran recently received a cortisone shot in his right elbow.

Beltran missed Wednesday's game after aggravating the elbow on Tuesday. Yankees manager Joe Girardi has already said Beltran won't play on Thursday after the injection. Injuries have limited the 37-year-old to 90 games this season, the first in a three-year, $45 million deal.
Aug 20 - 11:02 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury went 2-for-5 with a pair of stolen bases, but the Yankees were handed a 5-2 loss to the Astros on Wednesday.

Ellsbury followed up Tuesday's three-hit performance with another nice ballgame. He put the Yankees ahead 2-1 in the fifth inning with an RBI bunt single. He was also able to swipe his 33rd and 34th stolen bases, both against the Scott Feldman/Jason Castro battery. Ellsbury owns a .276/.341/.400 slash line with 10 home runs and 54 RBI this season.
Aug 20 - 10:56 PM

Stephen Drew had four trips to the plate, drawing a walk and hitting his first home run as a Yankee in Wednesday's loss to the Astros.

Drew tied the game at 1-1 when he slugged a home run to right-center in the fourth inning off of Scott Feldman. He has five on the season. Offensive success has been elusive for the shortstop. He's slashing .173/.246/.319 on the year, including his time with the Red Sox.
Aug 20 - 10:54 PM

Michael Pineda got a no-decision after allowing two runs over six innings in Wednesday's loss to the Astros.

Pineda, making his second start since being activated from the disabled list, held the Astros to four hits and a walk while striking out three. He started the seventh inning, but issued a lead-off walk before being pulled. The Yankees' bullpen would then allow four runs, taking Pineda out of the running for a win. Now with six starts under his belt, Pineda has a 2.05 ERA, a 0.88 WHIP, and a 22/4 K/BB ratio. He'll match up against the Royals on the road on Monday.
Aug 20 - 10:48 PM

Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) threw a successful 35-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday afternoon.

Tanaka mixed in fastballs, curveballs, sliders, and even a few splitters while reporting no discomfort in his right elbow. "It went well, but it was actually my first time throwing breaking balls –- something other than fastballs –- in the bullpen, so I felt it was a little bit rusty," Tanaka said through an interpreter. "I’ll have to brush that up a little bit." The right-hander was diagnosed in early July with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament, but he is aiming to return to a major league mound sometime in September.
Source: MLBlogs
Aug 20 - 5:46 PM

Carlos Beltran is not in Wednesday's lineup after aggravating his right elbow injury on a swing Tuesday.

Beltran return to playing the outfield in the last week, but he was in the DH spot Tuesday and felt something in his elbow on a swing. The veteran will be examined by the doctor before it's determined how big of a setback it is, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi is hoping Beltran will only be out "just a day or two."
Aug 20 - 3:57 PM

Yankees prospect RHP Luis Severino (oblique) allowed two runs on one hit and one walk over three innings on Tuesday in his return to Double-A Trenton.

Severino struck out three batters in the outing, which was his first since suffering a left oblique injury in late July. The 20-year-old right-hander already has worked 106 innings this year after logging just 44 in 2013, so it’ll be interesting to see how the Yankees handle his workload over the final weeks of the minor league season. On the year, Severino has posted a 2.46 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 121-26 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 106 innings (22 starts) between the Low-, High- and Double-A levels.
Aug 20 - 3:46 PM

Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) will throw another bullpen session on Wednesday.

It's not clear how many pitches he will throw after he tossed 25 fastballs in his first bullpen session Saturday. Tanaka's recovery from a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament has gone as well as could be hoped to this point, but he's far from out of the woods. There's no timetable for the righty's return.
Aug 20 - 9:32 AM

David Robertson took his fourth loss after giving up a three-run homer in a tie game Tuesday against the Astros.

It was the first homer allowed by Robertson since June 1, but he was still booed off the mound by the Yankee Stadium faithful as he left. Because it was a tie game, he remained 33-for-35 in save chances this year. He had allowed a total of one hit in six scoreless innings this month.
Aug 19 - 11:20 PM

Martin Prado went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI against the Astros on Tuesday.

Prado started off his Yankees career 7-for-43, but he's 6-for-11 with a homer and two doubles his last three games. Hopefully, he'll prove to be a steady mixed-league performer the rest of the way.
Aug 19 - 11:18 PM

Derek Jeter went hitless in Tuesday's loss to the Astros, his eighth straight game without a run scored.

Jeter's line wouldn't make him look like such a liability if he were batting at the bottom of the Yankees order. From the second spot, though, he's quite a problem right now. He hasn't drawn a walk since July 28, and he's scored a total of five runs in the last month. For the season, he has just 38 runs scored and 32 RBI in 110 games.
Aug 19 - 11:17 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Tuesday that David Phelps (elbow) could return in a bullpen role.

Phelps was a starter prior to being placed on the disabled list with elbow inflammation earlier this month, but shifting him to relief would enable him to return sooner. Still, he's not expected to contribute until September.
Aug 19 - 3:56 PM

Chris Leroux has accepted an assignment to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Leroux recently cleared waivers after being designated for assignment for the third time this season. He'll stick around as organizational depth.
Aug 19 - 2:31 PM

Yankees prospect RHP Ty Hensley struck out four batters and allowed one hit over three scoreless innings on Sunday for Short Season Staten Island.

Selected by the Yankees in the first round of the 2012 draft out of high school, Hensley missed the entire 2013 season and part of 2014 recovering from surgery on both hips. The 21-year-old made his season debut on June 21 in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League, where he posted a 2.37 ERA and 23-9 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 19 innings before moving up to the New York-Penn League. In his first three starts with Staten Island, Hensley has allowed five runs (four earned) on seven hits and two walks and struck out 11 batters over 8 2/3 innings.
Aug 18 - 6:40 PM

George A. King III of the New York Post reports that suspended slugger Alex Rodriguez has been working out at the University of Miami and at UCLA in Los Angeles in preparation for his return to Major League Baseball in 2015.

The 39-year-old, who was forced to sit out the entire 2014 season due to his ties with the Biogenesis scandal, has been taking ground balls at third base, hitting off of a tee and working out in the weight room. He still has three years and $61 million left on his contract with the Yankees, and looks as though he's ready to play out the string.
Aug 17 - 7:51 PM


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