Player News - Yankees

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Gary Sanchez continued his historic home run barrage on Saturday, blasting a solo homer off Dylan Bundy in the fourth inning of a 13-5 win over the Orioles.

With that long ball, Sanchez is now the fastest player in MLB history to reach 11 home runs, accomplishing the feat in only 23 games. He has now hit 10 homers in his last 12 contests and is showing no signs of slowing down. Fantasy owners who scooped him up off of the waiver wire early on are reaping tremendous rewards that could decide the championship in many season-long leagues. He finished the day 1-for-3 plus a pair of walks on Saturday and is now hitting .400/.467/.900 with 11 bombs and 21 RBI on the season.
Aug 27 - 4:40 PM

Chad Green struggled in a no-decision against the Orioles on Saturday, allowing four runs on seven hits over 4 2/3 innings.

Green walked two and struck out four on the afternoon. All of the damage against him came via the long ball, with Chris Davis blasting a pair of home runs and Mark Trumbo adding a solo shot. He'll look for better results when he travels to Baltimore for a rematch against these Orioles on Friday.
Aug 27 - 4:40 PM

Aaron Judge is not in the Yankees starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's showdown against the Orioles.

Manager Joe Girardi indicated that it was nothing more than a regular day of rest for the rookie outfielder and that Judge would be back in the lineup on Sunday. Aaron Hicks is starting in his place in right field and will bat eighth against Dylan Bundy and the O's on Saturday.
Aug 27 - 11:10 AM

The Yankees announced Saturday that C.C. Sabathia and Michael Pineda will flop places in the starting rotation, with Sabathia working on Sunday against the Orioles.

That means that Pineda will pitch on Monday against the Royals in Kansas City and is now lined up for two starts next week. Given Pineda's propensity to give up the long ball, pitching him on the road instead of Yankee Stadium certainly makes sense.
Aug 27 - 10:14 AM

Gary Sanchez continued to tear the cover off the ball in Friday’s 14-4 win over the Orioles, going 3-for-4 with a home run, four RBI, and three runs scored.

At this point, it would be more weird if he didn’t homer. Sanchez doubled in a pair of runs in the second inning before slugging a two-run homer in the fifth. He now has 10 homers and 20 RBI in 19 games since his call-up earlier this month. He’s just the third player in MLB history to reach 10 homers through his first 22 career games. It’s unfair to expect this sort of production to continue at this ridiculous pace, but fantasy owners are enjoying the ride.
Aug 26 - 10:20 PM

Luis Cessa gave up three runs in six innings in Friday’s win over the Orioles.

Cessa held the Orioles’ lineup in check except for Manny Machado, who took him deep in the first and sixth innings. The rookie right-hander struck out five and walked one in the lopsided victory. Coming off back-to-back solid starts, Cessa will try to keep it going next week against the Royals on the road.
Aug 26 - 10:19 PM

Mark Teixeira went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI against the Orioles on Friday.

Teixeira connected for a two-run blast off Yovani Gallardo in the first inning before adding an RBI single in the second. It was a rare big night for the veteran first baseman, who has taken on a diminished role over the past month. He’s now batting .201 with 11 homers and a .629 OPS through 91 games in his final MLB season
Aug 26 - 10:18 PM

Chase Headley finished 2-for-5 with a two-run homer and two runs scored against the Orioles on Friday.

After a miserable April, Headley picked things up through the end of July, but he was hitting just .220/.313/.356 this month coming into Friday’s action. It’s worth noting that he was dealing with tendinitis in his left Achilles during that time, but he now has two homers in his last four games. Perhaps he’s turning the corner.
Aug 26 - 10:18 PM

Brian McCann is not with the Yankees Friday following the passing of his grandmother.

He could be away on Saturday, too. The Yankees have Gary Sanchez at catcher, Chase Headley in the designated hitter spot and Ronald Torreyes is at third base Friday.
Aug 26 - 3:58 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury (foot) is back in the Yankees' lineup Friday.

Ellsbury sat out Wednesday with a sore foot, but he's fine. He's in center field and batting second. Brian McCann is on the bench, as Gary Sanchez is behind the plate, Chase Headley is in the designated hitter spot and Ronald Torreyes is at third base.
Aug 26 - 3:25 PM

Gary Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 5-0 win over the Mariners.

Sanchez continues to simply destroy things, this time cracking a solo home run off Hisashi Iwakuma in the first inning. In just 72 at-bats, he has already launched nine long-balls. The 23-year-old backstop is slashing a stupendous .389/.450/.847 in that space. He was batting third on Wednesday and even if he cools off -- which will happen eventually, allegedly -- he should remain a fantasy difference-maker down the stretch.
Aug 24 - 9:02 PM

Masahiro Tanaka delivered seven shutout innings Wednesday in the Yankees' 5-0 blanking of the Mariners.

Tanaka scattered seven hits -- six singles, one double -- over his seven scoreless frames while striking out five and issuing just one walk. The third-inning walk to Seth Smith was Tanaka's first free pass in 34 innings this month. Tanaka, 27, now boasts an 11-4 record, 3.11 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 142/28 K/BB ratio over 168 innings (26 starts) this season. He gets the Royals on the road next.
Aug 24 - 7:35 PM

Yankees activated RHP Bryan Mitchell from the 60-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Mitchell underwent surgery all the way back in April to repair a fractured left big toe. While manager Joe Girardi said in late June that there was no expectation that Mitchell would be able to return this season, he might just have beaten his timetable. He will continue to work to regain his form at Triple-A.
Aug 24 - 7:11 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury is not in the Yankees' starting lineup Wednesday afternoon against the Mariners.

Aaron Hicks will start in center field and bat seventh versus Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma. This appears to be a routine day of rest for Ellsbury, who slugged a two-run homer on Wednesday night.
Aug 24 - 1:09 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Mariners.

Ellsbury connected for a two-run shot off Taijuan Walker in the fifth inning, snapping a 1-1 tie in the process. The Mariners wouldn't score again as the Bombers cruised to an easy 5-1 victory. For his part, the speedy Ellsbury is hitting .262/.321/.368 with six homers, 42 RBI and 18 steals over 432 at-bats. He simply hasn't provided a ton of spark this season in terms of fantasy production.
Aug 24 - 1:08 AM


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