Player News - Yankees

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Aaron Judge launched his first career grand slam Sunday in the Yankees' 9-5 win over the A's.

Judge went deep to right in the bottom of the third inning off Athletics starter Andrew Triggs for his MLB-leading 16th home run of the year. He is the youngest Yankee to hit a grand slam since Melky Cabrera in 2006. Judge also singled in the game, finishing 2-for-4, and he's now batting .321/.422/.679.
May 28 - 4:37 PM

Michael Pineda allowed three runs -- two earned -- over six innings Sunday in a win over the Athletics.

Pineda gave up only three hits and struck out five, though he did issue three walks. The right-hander stands 6-2 with an impressive 3.32 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, and 66/12 K/BB ratio through 59 2/3 innings this season for the American League East-leading Yankees. He'll try to keep it all working next time out in Toronto.
May 28 - 4:32 PM

Adam Warren got the final four outs Sunday against the Athletics to earn his first save.

Dellin Betances was used for a five-out save on Saturday, so the Yankees let Warren finish out this one. The right-hander didn't allow a hit and lowered his season ERA to 2.73. Warren also has a shiny 0.84 WHIP.
May 28 - 4:26 PM

Gary Sanchez drew a pair of walks and scored twice as the Yankees topped the Athletics on Saturday afternoon in New York.

Sanchez walked in the first inning and scored the game's first run on a sacrifice fly by Starlin Castro. He then walked and rode home on Matt Holliday's two-run blast in the sixth inning. Sanchez finished the day 0-for-2 and is now hitting .256/.358/.415 with four homers and 11 RBI on the year.
May 27 - 4:30 PM

Matt Holliday blasted a two-run homer on Saturday, powering the Yankees to a 3-2 victory over the Athletics.

Holliday's two-run shot off of A's starter Jharel Coton broke a 1-1 tie in the sixth inning. He finished the day 1-for-3 and is now hitting .269/.365/.503 with nine long balls and 30 RBI on the season.
May 27 - 4:28 PM

Dellin Betances recorded the final five outs on Saturday to preserve a one-run lead against the Athletics.

He earned his fifth save of the season for his efforts. He was called upon to protect a one-run advantage with two runners in scoring position and just one out in the eighth inning. Betances responded by whiffing both Tyler Plouffe and Chad Pinder to end the threat before working a scoreless ninth inning. He owns a spectacular 0.52 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 32/9 K/BB ratio over 17 1/3 innings on the season.
May 27 - 4:28 PM

C.C. Sabathia picked up his fifth victory of the season on Saturday, striking out nine over 6 1/3 innings of two-run ball against the Athletics.

The veteran southpaw allowed six hits and three walks on the afternoon. All of the damage against him came late, with an RBI double from Ryon Healy in the sixth and a solo blast by Josh Phegley in the seventh. Now 5-2 on the season, Sabathia will carry a 4.42 ERA and 1.40 WHIP into Thursday's matchup against the Blue Jays in Toronto.
May 27 - 4:26 PM

Masahiro Tanaka struck out a career-high 13 batters Friday against the Athletics, but took the loss after allowing one run in 7 1/3 innings.

That’s more like it. Tanaka held the Athletics scoreless through seven innings before giving up a one-out single to Adam Rosales in the eighth. After Tyler Clippard entered the game, Rosales was eventually thrown out at home plate on a fielder's choice by Rajai Davis. Davis came around to score later in the inning though, charging a run to Tanaka and putting him on the hook for the loss. It was a tough luck situation, but the Yankees and fantasy owners should feel very good about this performance. Tanaka gave up just five hits in all while walking none and inducing 26 swings and misses in his 111 pitches. He’ll try to build off this one when he faces the Orioles on the road next week.
May 26 - 11:00 PM

Aaron Hicks went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored Friday versus the Athletics.

Hicks scored the only run of the game for the Yankees after drawing a leadoff walk in the ninth. The 27-year-old has been excellent when called upon this season, batting .292/.429/.566 with eight home runs, 20 RBI, and six steals through 35 games. He’ll be a regular with Jacoby Ellsbury (concussion) on the disabled list and and needs to be owned in most fantasy formats.
May 26 - 10:59 PM

Chase Headley’s struggles continued in Friday’s loss to the Athletics, as he went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.

Headley was one of the hottest hitters in the game through the first two weeks of the season, but he has gone dramatically in the other direction ever since. He’s batting just .158 with one home run over his last 29 games. His situation is worth watching with top prospect Gleyber Torres inching closer to the majors.
May 26 - 10:58 PM

Gary Sanchez is not in the Yankees' lineup Friday.

It looks to be a regular day of rest. Austin Romine will do the catching.
May 26 - 3:42 PM

Yankees prospect Gleyber Torres went 0-for-3 on Wednesday for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

Torres didn't pick up any hits, but he did walk twice and steal his first base since being promoted to Trenton. It just goes to show you that a player like him can help your fantasy team even when the hits aren't falling. It'll be a lot of fun to see how he adjusts to Triple-A pitching over the coming weeks.
May 25 - 1:18 PM

Yankees prospect Domingo Acevedo pitched 7 1/3 shutout innings for Double-A Trenton on Wednesday.

Acevedo allowed just three hits in his start, and he struck out nine while walking no one. Since being promoted to Double-A, he has pitched 13 2/3 scoreless innings, walked two and struck out 14. There's a lot of effort in his delivery, but the stuff is legit, especially his 80-grade fastball. Be it in relief or as a starter, he's going to miss a lot of bats.
May 25 - 12:41 PM

Yankees prospect Clint Frazier homered and doubled on Wednesday for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Frazier has had an up-and-down season. Yesterday was an example of the ups. With his bat speed, he's going to make a lot of hard contact, but he hasn't made the necessary adjustments to make said contact on a consistent basis. The future is still (potentially) bright, but he's not quite ready for the highest level.
May 25 - 12:11 PM

Yankees recalled INF/OF Rob Refsnyder from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

This is the corresponding move to Jacoby Ellsbury's placement on the 7-day concussion disabled list late Wednesday night. Refsnyder has logged just three at-bats this season at the major league level.
May 25 - 10:19 AM


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