Player News - Yankees

Date: Team: Pos:

Yankees designated RHP David Hale for assignment.

Hale's reward for tossing two scoreless relief innings Monday is a boot off the 40-man roster. He's being replaced by A.J. Cole, who was acquired via trade.
Apr 23 - 11:38 PM

Yankees acquired RHP A.J. Cole from the Nationals for cash considerations.

Cole had been designated for assignment but now has a new home and will be added to the 25-man roster. The right-hander is a former top prospect but has posted a 5.32 ERA over 110 major league innings. He'll operate in a long relief role in New York.
Apr 23 - 11:37 PM

Miguel Andujar went 2-for-5 with a solo homer Monday in the Yankees' defeat of the Twins.

Andujar belted a first-pitch dinger off Twins starter Jake Odorizzi in the bottom of the second inning and later added a double. He's now gone seven straight games with an extra-base hit. The only other Yankees in history to do that before age 24: Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio.
Apr 23 - 11:05 PM

Gleyber Torres went 1-for-4 with a single and a run scored in the Yankees' win over the Twins on Monday.

The eighth-inning poke to center field was the first MLB hit for Torres, who got promoted from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday and finished 0-for-4 with a strikeout in his debut. The 21-year-old top infield prospect is the youngest Yankees player to record a hit since Melky Cabrera (20 years, 338 days) on July 15, 2005 at Boston.
Apr 23 - 11:02 PM

Didi Gregorius launched a grand slam in the Yankees' rout of the Twins on Monday.

Gregorius was the only Yankees hitter who had not reached base when he stepped to the plate in the bottom of the eighth inning and he quickly righted that wrong with a four-run bomb to right-center field. The 28-year-old shortstop has an outstanding .324/.429/.746 batting line with seven home runs in 21 games this season, and he leads all major league hitters with 24 RBI.
Apr 23 - 10:59 PM

Masahiro Tanaka tossed 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball Monday in a win over the Twins.

New York's offense put up 14 runs in this one and Tanaka didn't let the Twins up for air, yielding just three hits and two walks while striking out five. He's now 3-2 on the year with a 5.28 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 28/6 K/BB ratio in five starts covering 29 innings. Up next is a road start against the Angels.
Apr 23 - 10:55 PM

Giancarlo Stanton finished 4-for-4 with a homer, a walk, two RBI, and three runs scored Monday in the Yankees' 14-1 rout of the Twins.

Stanton drew a six-pitch walk in his first plate appearance, singled in his second plate appearance, belted a long solo homer in his third plate appearance, hit an RBI single in his fourth plate appearance, and then added another single for good measure in his fifth and final plate appearance. It's just the sixth time in Stanton's career that he has reached base five times in a single game. His batting average jumped from .185 to .224, and his OPS rose from .678 to .778. The 28-year-old slugger is going to be just fine.
Apr 23 - 10:50 PM

Clint Frazier (concussion) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Tampa on Thursday.

Frazier has been sidelined all season following a concussion suffered during a Grapefruit League game in late February. The Yankees will obviously proceed cautiously with him and he's likely to be assigned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre once he's done rehabbing.
Apr 23 - 4:34 PM

Brandon Drury (migraines) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday.

Drury has been told by a doctor that the migraines/blurred vision issues he's dealt with are related to a tendon problem in the back of his neck. He's feeling better now, though, and is ready for game action. With Gleyber Torres up and Miguel Andujar heating up, Drury's playing time going forward looks uncertain.
Apr 23 - 4:15 PM

Adam Lind will make a $2 million salary if he is called up to the Yankees.

Bob Nightengale of USA Today also reports that there are three opt-outs for Lind, as he can elect free agency if he's not on the New York roster on May 1, June 1 and July 1. The 34-year-old first baseman was released by the Yankees in the middle of spring training, but re-signed with New York last week to a minor league deal. He'll have to hit in his time with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, but if Tyler Austin continues to hit, it may not matter.
Apr 23 - 10:43 AM

Clint Frazier (concussion) could begin a minor league rehab assignment with High-A Tampa as early as Monday or Tuesday.

The 23-year-old outfielder has been a full participant in workouts and baseball activities, as he seems to be recovered from the lingering concussion symptoms that plagued him for several weeks. He should eventually join Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre once he's ready.
Apr 22 - 5:26 PM

Gleyber Torres went 0-for-4 with a strikeout on Sunday in a win over the Blue Jays.

Not necessarily the big-league debut Torres was hoping for. The super-talented 22-year-old batted eighth in the loaded New York lineup, and that should be where we see him in the coming weeks. Don't be persuaded by the poor debut; this is an infielder with the chance to hit for a high average along with some power and a few steals to boot. He's going to be just fine.
Apr 22 - 4:10 PM

Didi Gregorius went 1-for-3 with a homer in a victory over the Blue Jays on Sunday.

The homer was a two-run shot off of Jaime Garcia in the first inning, and it gives the shortstop six on the year. There's an awful lot of baseball left to be played, but it's looking more and more likely that Gregorius's breakout 2017 season was for real. If he continues this pace, the shortstop is going to be an MVP candidate in 2018.
Apr 22 - 4:06 PM

Miguel Andujar went 4-for-4 with two doubles in a victory over the Blue Jays on Sunday.

Andujar now has seven doubles already on the season, which is a high number even before you consider that the 23-year-old wasn't on the Yankees' roster to begin the season. He's now slugging .596 on the season, and his .302 average helps show that he can hit for both average and power. Expect some inconsistency because Andujar won't walk much, but the talent is very real.
Apr 22 - 4:03 PM

Luis Severino allowed just three hits and one run over seven innings in a 5-1 victory over the Blue Jays on Sunday.

The only blemish for Severino was a solo shot by Teoscar Hernandez. Outside of that, the right-hander was sensational, as he has been for a large portion of the last year-plus. The 24-year-old's ERA is down to 2.32, and he's struck out 34 in 31 innings. He's back on the mound on Friday against the Angels in Los Angeles.
Apr 22 - 4:00 PM


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