Player News - Yankees

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Michael Pineda held the Astros to one run in seven innings and struck out eight in a victory on Monday.

After stumbling in his first two starts of the month, Pineda has bounced back to allow one run in 13 innings his last two times out. He's sporting an outstanding 135/31 K/BB ratio in 113 1/3 innings for the year.
Jul 25 - 11:19 PM

Andrew Miller picked up his eighth save Monday with a scoreless ninth against the Astros.

Barring a trade, Miller will finish out the year as the Yankees' closer, making him a top-10 fantasy reliever. He has a 1.42 ERA this season.
Jul 25 - 11:17 PM

Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News hears from a source that there's "almost no chance" the Yankees will release Alex Rodriguez this season.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Monday that releasing A-Rod is "not something that’s being considered," so this essentially echoes that sentiment. A-Rod has been serving in a platoon role at designated hitter over the past month, but it raised some eyebrows that he was even benched against left-hander Dallas Keuchel on Monday. Assuming he sticks around, the diminished role is likely to continue. Rodriguez, 40, is batting just .206/.256/.364 with nine homers and 29 RBI over 58 games this season. He's under contract for $20 million in 2017.
Jul 25 - 9:43 PM

Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports that moving Ivan Nova has become "the next priority" for the Yankees following the Aroldis Chapman deal.

ESPN's Buster Olney reported earlier in the day Monday that team executives have been pushing for a trade involving Nova, so things could come together quickly now that the Chapman deal is finalized. "They're focused on him," a major-league source told Feinsand. "They're looking at the guys with expiring contracts first - though not Beltran right now." Nova, an impending free agent, has posted a 4.65 ERA and 72/22 K/BB ratio over 93 innings this season. In a weak market for starters, he could draw some interest as rotation depth.
Jul 25 - 8:45 PM

Brian McCann is not in the starting lineup Monday against the Astros.

McCann joins Alex Rodriguez and Brett Gardner on the bench against southpaw Dallas Keuchel. Austin Romine will start behind the plate and catch Michael Pineda.
Jul 25 - 6:54 PM

Alex Rodriguez is not in Monday's lineup against the Astros.

He's sitting despite a left-hander (Dallas Keuchel) starting for Houston. Carlos Beltran will serve as the DH while Aaron Hicks plays right field.
Jul 25 - 5:20 PM

Brett Gardner is not in Monday's lineup versus the Astros.

He'll take a seat against left-hander Dallas Keuchel. Rob Refsynder will start in left field and bat second.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Gardner, Alex Rodriguez and Brian McCann are all out of the lineup for the Yankees tonight. The Yankees don’t strike out much against southpaws (17.1%), but that’s about the only thing they have going for them in this match-up. They own the 4th worst wOBA (.304) and 3rd worst ISO (.127) against LHP and have been one of the poorest offenses on the road this season. Keuchel is still very good at keeping the ball on the ground (56.8 GB%) and has pitched much better in his home park over the last two seasons. He's allowed just a .293 wOBA to opposing hitters at home this year with a very respectable 4.6 Hd-Sft%, making him a viable target in any format.
Jul 25 - 5:01 PM

Yankees recalled RHP Luis Severino from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Severino is expected to be available out of the Yankees' bullpen on Monday night in Houston. This could be a quick stopgap while the club awaits the arrival of Adam Warren, who was reacquired from the Cubs in the Aroldis Chapman trade on Monday afternoon. Severino, 22, has posted a decent 3.25 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, and 57/15 K/BB ratio in 63 2/3 innings (10 starts) since his demotion to the Triple-A level back in May. He had a 7.46 ERA in seven starts with New York.
Jul 25 - 3:06 PM

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the "Yankees' sense right now" is that Andrew Miller will not be traded ahead of the August 1 deadline.

But that could change over the next couple of days, depending on the offers that come in. New York got a terrific haul for impending free agent Aroldis Chapman on Monday, landing shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres, outfield prospect Billy McKinney, right-hander Adam Warren, and minor league outfielder Rashad Crawford from the Cubs. Miller, under contract through 2018, owns a dominant 1.45 ERA, 0.76 WHIP, and 74/7 K/BB ratio in 43 1/3 innings this season for the fourth-place Yankees.
Jul 25 - 2:49 PM

Yankees acquired SS Gleyber Torres, RHP Adam Warren, OF Billy McKinney, and OF Rashad Crawford from the Cubs in exchange for LHP Aroldis Chapman.

Torres is the centerpiece of this deal for the Yankees, who could be launching into a kind of firesale as they attempt a rolling rebuild. Torres, 19, has batted .275/.359/.433 with nine home runs, 47 RBI, 19 stolen bases, and 62 runs scored over 94 games this season in High-A ball while playing excellent defense at the shortstop position. Baseball America, MLB.com, and Baseball Prospectus all ranked him a top-50 prospect leading into 2016. It's a great get for New York.
Jul 25 - 2:24 PM

Yankees acquired RHP Adam Warren, SS Gleyber Torres, OF Billy McKinney, and OF Rashad Crawford from the Cubs in exchange for LHP Aroldis Chapman.

Warren is returning to the Bronx after a mostly disappointing half-year stay on the north side of Chicago. The 28-year-old right-hander holds a 5.91 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, and 27/19 K/BB ratio in 35 innings (one start, 28 relief appearances) this season. He could move into the starting rotation with the Yankees if trades this week open up a vacancy. Initially he will probably work in mid-relief.
Jul 25 - 2:19 PM

Yankees acquired OF Billy McKinney, SS Gleyber Torres, RHP Adam Warren, and OF Rashad Crawford from the Cubs in exchange for LHP Aroldis Chapman.

McKinney has struggled this season at Double-A Tennessee, batting just .252/.355/.322 with one home run in 88 games, but he was considered a top-100 prospect leading into the 2016 campaign and he's relatively young for the Double-A level at age 21. Chicago acquired McKinney from Oakland two years ago as part of the Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel trade. He'll try to get back on the radar in the Yankees' system.
Jul 25 - 2:13 PM

Yankees acquired OF Rashad Crawford, SS Gleyber Torres, RHP Adam Warren, and OF Billy McKinney from the Cubs in exchange for LHP Aroldis Chapman.

Crawford is more of a throw-in here compared to the other names involved. The former 11th-round draft pick was batting just .255/.327/.386 with three home runs in 83 games this season at High-A Myrtle Beach, though he had racked up 22 stolen bases in 28 attempts.
Jul 25 - 2:09 PM

Rashad Crawford is the fourth player headed to the Yankees in the Aroldis Chapman trade.

The other three are shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres, outfielder prospect Billy McKinney, and right-hander Adam Warren. Crawford, 22, has batted .255/.327/.386 with three home runs and 22 stolen bases in 83 games this season at High-A Myrtle Beach. He was an 11th-round pick in 2012. This trade should be finalized within the hour.
Jul 25 - 12:32 PM

Rival executives tell ESPN's Buster Olney that the Yankees have been pushing an Ivan Nova trade.

Nova is due to become a free agent after the 2016 season and doesn't seem like a qualifying offer candidate, so the Yankees might as well try to get something out of him. The 29-year-old right-hander has pitched very well in his last two starts but owns a pedestrian 4.65 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, and 72/22 K/BB ratio in 93 innings overall this season. Maybe a move to the National League would work.
Jul 25 - 11:34 AM


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