Player News - Yankees

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CC Sabathia limited the Twins to two runs over six innings of work in Tuesday's 5-2 victory.

Sabathia was pitching on seven days' rest but didn't show any rust. He surrendered six hits and a walk while striking out five, needing a mere 77 pitches to navigate through his six frames. The big lefty surely could have gone deeper into the game, but with the bullpen he has it's hard to blame Yankees manager Joe Girardi for pulling his starter after six. Sabathia will carry a 3.81 ERA into his start against the Royals next week.
Sep 20 - 12:08 AM

Aroldis Chapman tossed a scoreless ninth inning to notch his 20th save of the season on Tuesday versus the Twins.

Chris Gimenez reached on a two-out single, but Chapman got Max Kepler to line out to left field to end it and preserve the three-run victory. The flamethrowing closer has looked like his old self this month with eight scoreless innings and a 13/2 K/BB ratio.
Sep 20 - 12:03 AM

Starlin Castro reached base four times and drove in a run Tuesday against the Twins.

All three base knocks were singles, with one of them plating a run in the sixth. Castro entered the game in a 6-for-41 funk at the plate, so hopefully this will get him going. He's got his average back up over .300 after it had dropped below for the first time since the third game of the season.
Sep 20 - 12:00 AM

Brett Gardner went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a stolen base in Tuesday's win over the Twins.

Gardner doubled in a run in the second inning off of Jose Berrios and then knocked Berrios out of the game with an RBI single in the fourth. He later reached on a infield single in the seventh and stole a base but was thrown out at home on a fielder's choice. Gardner's 23 pilfers this season is his highest total in four years.
Sep 19 - 11:56 PM

Luis Severino will start Wednesday against the Twins.

The thought was that the Yankees wanted to avoid using Severino against the Twins, with a potential Wild Card game matchup coming up, but the club has decided to keep him on regular rest. Masahiro Tanaka was originally lined up to start Wednesday, but he'll presumably be pushed back to Friday against the Blue Jays.
Sep 19 - 3:38 PM

Aaron Judge hit his 44th homer Monday as the Yankees edged the Twins 2-1.

Judge belted a solo shot off Ervin Santana in the first inning and then went 0-for-3 over the rest of the night. The homer was his 44th, and with the way he's going right now, he has a shot at 50. That would overtake Mark McGwire's all-time rookie record of 49.
Sep 18 - 10:58 PM

Jaime Garcia struck out nine and allowed just an unearned run over 5 2/3 innings Monday against the Twins.

Garcia should have gotten a win against his old team, but an Aaron Judge error tied the game in the fifth and the Yankees didn't reclaim the lead until the bottom of the sixth. Garcia now has a 3.86 ERA in seven starts for New York. It's 2.97 if you throw out his Yankees debut.
Sep 18 - 10:56 PM

Aroldis Chapman retired all five batters he faced for the save in a 2-1 game against the Twins on Monday.

Chapman came in with the bases loaded in the eighth and struck out Joe Mauer and got Byron Buxton to fly out to end the inning. He did have a full two-inning appearance in an extra-inning game earlier this year, but this is his first save of at least five outs this season. It might have been the best outing he's had this year.
Sep 18 - 10:52 PM

Brett Gardner finished with three hits and two steals Monday against the Twins.

Gardner locked up his first 20 HR-20 SB season with a steal yesterday, and he just kept running today. He was a lot more power than speed earlier this year, but since the beginning of August, he has nine steals and just one homer in 182 at-bats.
Sep 18 - 10:46 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Sunday that Aaron Hicks (oblique) has begun taking tee and toss in the indoor batting cage at Yankee Stadium.

The next step will be hitting on the field. Hicks suffered a left oblique strain in early September and dealt with strep throat last week, but the Yankees remain hopeful of getting him back before the regular season concludes.
Sep 18 - 9:34 AM

Adam Warren (back) played long toss on flat ground prior to Saturday's game.

Warren reported no issues on Sunday, which is a good sign. The Yankees are working on a plan to get him back on the mound, with hopes of a return before the end of the regular season. Warren has been excellent when healthy this season, posting a 2.40 ERA and 53/15 K/BB ratio over 56 1/3 innings.
Sep 18 - 9:30 AM

Didi Gregorius hit his 24th homer of the season in a loss to the Orioles on Sunday.

That homer ties Gregorius with Derek Jeter for the most homers in a season for a New York shortstop. It's hard to believe there was a point where people weren't sure if he could hit. Along with the homers, he's put up a commendable .294/.327/.495 line while playing quality defense at a premium position.
Sep 17 - 5:20 PM

Sonny Gray struggled against Baltimore on Sunday, giving up five runs in four innings of a 6-4 loss to the Orioles.

Amazingly, Gray was outdueled by Ubaldo Jimenez. No, you cannot predict baseball. The big damage came from a three-run homer by Tim Beckham in the fourth, but Gray struggled to locate his pitches all game. He's a bounce back candidate for his next start on Sunday against Toronto.
Sep 17 - 5:06 PM

Yankees recalled RHP Domingo German from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

German holds a 3.37 ERA over five appearances for the Yankees this season. He'll give them another middle relief option.
Sep 17 - 8:49 AM

Todd Frazier (back) drew a walk and slugged a two-run homer in his return to action Saturday.

Frazier missed Friday's game with a stiff back, but he'll be fine. He's gone deep in consecutive contest and had three bombs over his last five games.
Sep 17 - 8:16 AM


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