Player News - Yankees

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Didi Gregorius posted a huge game in Friday's 15-4 win over the Braves, hitting a three-run homer and finishing with six total RBI.

Yowza yowza. Gregorius jumped into the action early with a three-run homer off Williams Perez in the first inning. He would add a two-run single in the second, then slouch off on the RBI binge until the eighth, when he hit an RBI single just for fun. When the dust settled, the Yankee shortstop had finished 4-for-5 with six RBI. This was his second four-hit game of the season and the six RBI represented a season high. For the year, he's slashing .260/.306/.355 with seven homers and 40 RBI.
Aug 28 - 11:39 PM

Brian McCann went 1-for-2 with a three-run homer, four total RBI and three walks in Friday's 15-4 demolition of the Braves.

McCann joined the party late, but he at least brought a nice bottle of wine in the form of a three-run homer in the eighth inning. By season's end, the catcher's numbers--across the board--should surpass what he did in 2014. It's very likely that he'll end up setting personal-bests for home runs (he's hit 24 twice) and RBI (he drove in 94 in 2009). Right now, he's slashing .247/.319/.477 with 23 homers and 83 RBI.
Aug 28 - 11:30 PM

Masahiro Tanaka improved to 10-6 in Friday's win over the Braves, allowing three runs on five hits over seven innings.

After Tanaka's offense spotted him a 5-0 lead in the first inning, he allowed an RBI single by Freddie Freeman and a sacrifice fly by Nick Swisher in the bottom of the frame. The Yankees would score four more times in the second, though, and at that point the game might as well have been over. Tanaka struck out seven and walked one on the evening while improving to 10-6 with a 3.62 ERA and 1.02 WHIP. He'll head to Fenway for a Wednesday afternoon start against the Red Sox next time he toes the rubber.
Aug 28 - 11:13 PM

Yankees sent LHP Chris Capuano outright to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

The merry-go-round for Capuano continues. He has the opportunity to declare free agency if he wants.
Aug 28 - 5:46 PM

Alex Rodriguez is not in the Yankees' lineup Friday.

He's not going to be in there on Saturday and Sunday, either, with the Yankees not having the designated hitter spot available in Atlanta. A-Rod will serve as a pinch-hitter this weekend before returning to action Monday in Boston.
Aug 28 - 5:02 PM

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

Ellsbury still has some swelling in his right hip, but he's feeling better and is ready to give it a go. He injured the hip on a dive Tuesday and then sat out Wednesday's game prior to the club's off day Thursday.
Aug 28 - 5:00 PM

Mark Teixeira (shin) remains sore and could be sent for more tests.

Teixeira returned to action Tuesday, but he could barely run and he's still feeling it after Thursday's off day. Obviously he's not in Friday's lineup and he could finally be placed on the disabled list. Greg Bird will fill in again at first base.
Aug 28 - 4:39 PM

Yankees activated RHP Bryan Mitchell from the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Mitchell suffered a concussion and a small nasal fracture when he was hit by a comebacker on August 17, but he's thrown off a mound a couple times in recent days and is ready to go. He'll work in relief for now but could eventually be a candidate to get a start.
Aug 28 - 11:27 AM

An MRI on Jacoby Ellsbury's hip confirmed that he's merely dealing with a bruise.

Ellsbury injured the hip on a dive Tuesday and then sat out Wednesday. The hope is that he'll return to action Friday, although it's not a given. "The MRI was to make sure there was nothing more," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. "He has a contusion of the muscle. There are obviously worse things that (the MRI) could’ve showed."
Aug 28 - 9:50 AM

Rob Refsnyder will rejoin the Yankees in early September.

He'll be one of several September callups for New York. Refsnyder went 2-for-12 (.167) in a short stay with the Yankees earlier this season. He does have a nice skillset, but the 24-year-old probably won't hold fantasy value in a utility role over the final four weeks.
Aug 27 - 1:49 PM

Yankees GM Brian Cashman said Thursday that there are no current plans to call up Aaron Judge.

But that does't mean it won't happen at some point in September. Judge, a consensus top-75 prospect ahead of the 2015 season, is batting .262/.337/.469 with 20 home runs and 70 RBI in 122 games this year between Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The 23-year-old corner outfield prospect would make sense as a bench bat for the stretch run.
Aug 27 - 1:47 PM

Yankees optioned RHP Nick Goody to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Goody threw a scoreless inning Wednesday in the Yankees' loss to the Astros. He'll be back in September.
Aug 26 - 5:07 PM

Michael Pineda gave up five earned runs in 4 1/3 innings Wednesday in the Yankees' loss to the Astros.

Pineda, making his first start since late July, surrendered a solo homer to Evan Gattis in the second inning and then let the Astros open the floodgates in a four-run fifth inning. He issued just one walk and struck out three, but the 'Stros tagged him for six hits. Pineda will carry a 9-8 record, 4.19 ERA, and 1.23 WHIP into his next start on the road against the Red Sox.
Aug 26 - 4:51 PM

Yankees recalled RHP Nick Goody from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Goody has allowed one run over 2 1/3 relief innings during his brief time in the majors this season. He'll work in low-leverage situations.
Aug 26 - 12:30 PM

Yankees designated LHP Chris Capuano for assignment

They needed to reinforce the bullpen after Capuano allowed six runs over two innings Tuesday. It's the fourth time he's been designated for assignment this season.
Aug 26 - 12:28 PM

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