Player News - Yankees

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Luis Cessa limited the Red Sox to two runs over six innings Tuesday, taking a no-decision in a 6-4 victory.

Cessa recorded just two strikeouts, but he easily out-pitched David Price in this one, permitting only five hits and one walk on the night. He departed the game in line for his fifth win but saw it slip away when the bullpen coughed up a pair of runs in the seventh. The Yanks then went back ahead in the bottom of the frame. Cessa hasn't gotten many swings and misses, but he's thrown strikes consistently and has been pretty steady for the Bombers. He'll get the Orioles on Sunday in his final start of the season.
Sep 27 - 11:17 PM

Tyler Clippard yielded a hit and a walk but hung on to record a save Tuesday versus the Red Sox.

Dellin Betances has struggled of late and had pitched the last two days, so the Yankees turned to Clippard to protect a two-run lead. He yielded a out-out double to Andrew Benintendi and then walked Dustin Pedroia to bring the go-ahead run to the plate. However, Clippard then buckled down and got Xander Bogaerts to pop out and David Ortiz to strike out to end it. He's pitched well since joining the Yanks with a 2.66 ERA and a strikeout per inning.
Sep 27 - 11:06 PM

Tyler Austin went 3-for-3 with a two-run homer in Tuesday's win over the Red Sox.

Red Sox starter David Price served up three home runs in this one, with Austin's two-run shot in the seventh inning representing the go-ahead blast. The rookie had been in a real slump before tonight and has seen his playing time drop off. Austin should see regular starts once the Yankees are officially eliminated.
Sep 27 - 11:02 PM

Masahiro Tanaka (forearm) played catch Tuesday and is planning to start Saturday.

But it's not clear if the Yankees will allow him to go ahead with that start given that they're pretty much out of Wild Card contention (and will almost certainly be eliminated by Saturday). Tanaka was scratched from his scheduled start Monday night against the Blue Jays after being diagnosed with a slight forearm strain. There should be something more official in a couple days.
Sep 27 - 4:48 PM

Starlin Castro (hamstring) has returned to the Yankees' lineup for Tuesday's game against the Red Sox.

Castro appeared as pinch-hitter during Monday's game and now he's ready to return to the starting lineup. He'll hit cleanup against David Price. The 26-year-old has been out for 10 days with a right hamstring strain.
Sep 27 - 3:35 PM

Starlin Castro (hamstring) flew out as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning during Monday's game against the Blue Jays.

Castro has been out since September 17 with a Grade 1 strain of his right hamstring. It's unclear when he'll be ready to return to the starting lineup.
Sep 27 - 8:36 AM

Dellin Betances was pulled from an appearance Monday without recording an out.

Betances walked a couple batters and committed an error to load the bases with no one out. He was then pulled in favor of Tommy Layne, who allowed a couple of inherited runners to score but eventually closed out the victory. Betances has really struggled of late, allowing eight runs over his last four appearances and 11 runs over his last eight. He's not in danger of losing his closer job, but it's obviously not the way he wants to pitch down the stretch.
Sep 26 - 10:44 PM

Mark Teixeira smacked a game-tying solo home run in Monday's comeback win over the Blue Jays.

The Jays called upon Jason Grilli to close it out with Roberto Usuna unavailable, and Teixeira drilled one over the right-field wall with one out to knot things up. After a Didi Gregorius single, Aaron Hicks then delivered a go-ahead blast. Teixeira now has 14 homers over 378 at-bats in his farewell season.
Sep 26 - 10:38 PM

Luis Severino was ejected from Monday's game against the Blue Jays in the second inning.

Severino grazed Josh Donaldson in the elbow with a pitch in the bottom of the first inning and Blue Jays hurler J.A. Happ answered by hitting Chase Headley with a pitch in the top of the second. Severino responded by hitting Justin Smoak with a pitch in the bottom of the frame, which led to a benches-clearing brawl. Yankees manager Joe Girardi, pitching coach Larry Rothschild, and bench coach Rob Thomson have also been ejected.
Sep 26 - 7:49 PM

Masahiro Tanaka (forearm) will see Dr. Christopher Ahmad in New York on Tuesday to determine whether he can make another start before the end of the season.

Tanaka was scratched from Monday's start against the Blue Jays due to a mild forearm strain. His status up in the air, especially with the Yankees on the verge of being eliminated from playoff contention. There should be more clarity on his status in the next day or so.
Sep 26 - 6:55 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Starlin Castro (hamstring) is available as a pinch-hitter Monday.

Castro has been out since September 17 with a Grade 1 strain of his right hamstring, but he felt well enough to run the bases on Monday. It's unclear when he could be ready to return to the starting lineup.
Sep 26 - 6:49 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Luis Severino will be limited to around 50 pitches on Monday.

Severino has been pitching out of the bullpen this month, but he's making a spot start in place of Masahiro Tanaka (forearm) for Monday's game with the Blue Jays. Most fantasy owners can skip this matchup.
Sep 26 - 5:46 PM

Yankees sent RHP J.R. Graham outright to Triple-A Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

The move clears him from the 40-man roster. Graham was acquired from the Twins back in May and posted a 3.27 ERA and 47/16 K/BB ratio over 44 innings in the minors this season.
Sep 26 - 4:20 PM

Michael Pineda held the Blue Jays to one run over 5 2/3 innings while recording seven strikeouts in a no-decision Sunday.

Pineda was inefficient as he often can be, but the only run he allowed on the day was a solo home run to Jose Bautista in the fourth inning. It was the big right-hander's fifth straight no-decision, and he hasn't picked up a victory since August 5. Pineda's final start of the season will come Friday against the Orioles.
Sep 25 - 4:54 PM

Didi Gregorius slugged a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Gregorius' dinger off of Marco Estrada to lead off the seventh inning knotted the game up at the time. The Yankees wound up taking the lead in the top of the ninth but then gave in back in the bottom of the frame. Gregorius' 19 longballs exceed his previous career high by 10.
Sep 25 - 4:32 PM


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