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New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres celebrates with right fielder Aaron Judge after hitting a two-run home run during the second inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. (Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres celebrates with right fielder Aaron Judge after hitting a two-run home run during the second inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. (Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports)

Rookie second baseman Gleyber Torres hit two home runs while Aaron Judge hit his 12th homer of the season as the Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 10-5 on Monday at Globe Life Park in Arlington. >> Box score


Torres, at 21 years, 159 days, became the youngest Yankee since Mickey Mantle (20 years, 296 days) to have a multi-homer game. His second-inning homer off Bartolo Colon gave the Yankees a 3-0 lead, and he added another one in the sixth inning to make it 6-4.

Neil Walker went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs and Aaron Hicks also homered as the Yankees became the first team since the 1961 Milwaukee Brewers, according to The Athletic's Katie Sharp, to hit at least four home runs in three straight road games on the same road trip. New York also became the fourth team in modern MLB history to total at least eight extra-base hits in three straight games.

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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge connects for a solo home run against the Miami Marlins. (AP)
New York Yankees' Aaron Judge connects for a solo home run against the Miami Marlins. (AP)

Despite his strong start and leading the team in home runs, Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge believes he still has a ways to go to reach his potential.

"People keep talking about how well I'm doing, but I look at as I'm still trying to get consistent,'' Judge said, according to the New York Post's Dan Martin. "I don't feel like I've been consistent all year."

The 26-year-old Judge leads the Yankees in every major offensive statistical category: batting average (.307), home runs (11), RBIs (35), on-base percentage (.441), slugging percentage (.593), OPS (1.035) and hits (46). 

Even so, he feels he can do better.

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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge follows through on a solo home run against the Miami Marlins during the second inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge follows through on a solo home run against the Miami Marlins during the second inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

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Once Thursday comes to an end, Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge will have been fully contained for two straight days…by Mother Nature and a scheduled off-day for the club.

No one knew what to expect of Judge in 2017. All he did was go on a marvelous tear through major league pitching staffs, becoming an instant star as he clobbered 30 home runs by the All-Star break.

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New York Yankees right fielder Giancarlo Stanton hits an RBI single during the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at Yankee Stadium. (Gregory Fisher/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees right fielder Giancarlo Stanton hits an RBI single during the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at Yankee Stadium. (Gregory Fisher/USA TODAY Sports)

Giancarlo Stanton went 4-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs as the Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics 6-2 on Sunday at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score


Stanton hit a two-run single in a three-run first inning and hit his 10th home run of the season in the fifth inning as the Yankees won for the 10th time in their past 12 games and 19th time in their past 22.

Luis Severino struck out seven batters in six innings, giving up one run and five hits for his fourth win in his last six starts.

Since May 2, Stanton is 13-for-38 with five home runs and 11 RBIs, raising his batting line from .222/.303/.410 to .252/.339/.516.

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GEICO SportsNite: BNNY on Yanks 00:04:42
The Baseball Night in New York panel discusses the Yankees' stranglehold over the AL East and wonder how long they can keep this run up.

The Yankees put together yet another come-from-behind win thanks to the bats of Brett Gardner and Aaron Judge, while taking the AL East lead from the Red Sox in a 9-6 win in the Bronx. >> Box score

Tags: Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, Chad Green, Chasen Shreve, Gary Sanchez, Giancarlo Stanton, Gleyber Torres, Jonathan Holder, Masahiro Tanaka, Neil Walker, Scott Thompson
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The comparisons are beginning to percolate between the 2018 New York Yankees squad, and the 1998 team that graced us with one of the best seasons ever turned in by a baseball team in MLB history.

The obvious similarity is the record each possessed after 34 games -- the 1998 team was 26-8, while the Yankees of today sit at 24-10. The '98 club got off to a rocky start (1-4), but turned the corner rather quickly and fiercely, winning 25 of their next 29 games. The current Yanks are on a 15-1 run after failing to find anything, but a middle ground for the team's first 18 games.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, CC Sabathia, Gary Sanchez, Gleyber Torres, Miguel Andujar, Tyler Austin, Chris Carelli
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(Thomas Shea)

Yankees OF Aaron Judge is normally a rare sight on the bench, especially in a big game. But that is where manager Aaron Boone had him against the defending World Series-champion Astros on Monday night. 

Boone admitted the move wasn't because Judge was injured. Instead, it was to keep his star outfielder fresh. 

"He is OK. Basically, a grueling 18-in-a-row stretch and we got here in the middle of the night. I am just trying to pick a day here and there with some of our guys who have basically played every day," Boone told The Post's George A. King III. You have to keep in mind he is coming off offseason shoulder surgery and hasn't had a day off yet. Everything is good in that regard, but we also want to keep it that way. it's been on my plate the last few days."

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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge throws the ball during a baseball workout in Toronto. (AP)
New York Yankees' Aaron Judge throws the ball during a baseball workout in Toronto. (AP)

Yankees manager Aaron Boone is giving outfielder Aaron Judge his first day off of the season as the Yankees open a four-game series against the Houston Astros on Monday.

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Riding high on a nine-game win streak, the Yankees are currently the hottest team in baseball.

The Bronx Bombers swept the Angels on Sunday night with a close 2-1 win as they continue to heat up heading into May. They outscored the Angels 17-5 in the series, and this is a team that was 16-9 -- almost the same record as New York (15-9) -- heading into the series. 

But, before the Yankees can return home, they will make a stop in a stadium that saw them freezing cold the last time they stepped on its diamond...

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Judge's hot start to the season 00:05:08
The BNNY panel takes a closer look at Aaron Judge's scalding hot start to the 2018 season and his record-breaking home run pace.
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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge follows through on a solo home run against the Miami Marlins during the second inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge follows through on a solo home run against the Miami Marlins during the second inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs as he extended his hitting streak to 12 games in Monday's 12-1 win over the Miami Marlins at Yankee Stadium.

Judge became the fastest player in MLB history to reach 60 home runs (197 games) with a solo home run over Caleb Smith in the second inning, five games faster than Mark McGwire's previous record.

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New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run against the Miami Marlins during the fourth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run against the Miami Marlins during the fourth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

Didi Gregorius and Aaron Judge combined for three home runs, Gary Sanchez had three hits and three RBIs and the Yankees blew out the Miami Marlins 12-1 on Monday at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score


Gregorius went 3-for-4 with two home runs and three RBIs, while Judge went 2-for-4 with two RBIs as New York won for the third time in the past four games.

Luis Severino (3-1) gave up one hit in six scoreless innings, retiring 15 of the past 16 hitters he faced.

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In his second game off the DL, Aaron Hicks led the Yankess with three RBI on two homers in 8-6 win over the Tigers on Friday.<< Box score


Gray lasted just three-plus innings against the Red Sox, giving up six runs on seven hits. He was able to escape a pair of runners on in the first inning but gave up four runs in the second and another two in the third.

In the second inning, Mookie Betts (RBI sacrifice fly) and Andrew Benintendi (RBI fielder's choice) each traded a run for an out or the damage could've been worse. Gray was lifted one batter into the fourth...

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If there ever was a time to awake the bats of Giancarlo Stanton and Gary Sanchez, it is against the Yankees' biggest rival. 

It obviously wasn't the biggest storyline of Wednesday night's brawl-filled fiasco at Fenway Park, but maybe it is the intensity of the rivalry that has sparked some offense from the Yanks' key power hitters. 

Both sluggers entered the series in major slumps. However, it wasn't something that the two were utterly concerned with. For example, general manager Brian Cashman said the way Stanton is handling the media's bombardment of questions shows he isn't worried in the slightest. 

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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees win 00:01:00
Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner and relief pitcher David Robertson comment on the Yankees' bounce-back win over the Orioles in the Bronx.

Without Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Brandon Drury, Aaron Hicks Jacoby Ellsbury and others, the Yankees beat the Orioles 8-3 >> Box score


Sonny Gray started the game with six consecutive outs and was given a 2-0 lead by a Brett Gardner two-run single. But Gray ran into trouble in the third and fourth innings. In the third, a leadoff walk ended with a two-run double to deep-left field by Manny Machado. In the fourth it was Pedro Alvarez, fresh off a 14th inning grand slam on Friday night, with an RBI double...

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Apr 6, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) makes a leaping catch against the Baltimore Orioles during the 13th inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Apr 6, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) makes a leaping catch against the Baltimore Orioles during the 13th inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

The Yankees found themselves on the losing end of a 14-inning bout with the Orioles, 7-3, in the Bronx on Friday. >> Box score


It wasn't the Bronx opener that CC Sabathia had envisioned, as he left the game with right hip soreness after four innings. The 37-year-old veteran threw allowed just four hits, but three were solo homers -- two to Manny Machado and the third to Chris Davis in the fourth. Sabathia will receive an MRI later tonight.

 

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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees 00:01:01
SNY Yankees Insider Sweeny Murti joins GEICO SportsNite to break down the Yankees' 5-2 loss to the Orioles on Thursday night.

The Yankees drop their first meeting with the Orioles 5-2, as Aaron Judge homers. >> Box score


Masahiro Tanaka delivered a quality start (6.1 IP, 6 H 3 ER, 7 K) but was out-dueled by Andrew Cashner (6 IP, 2 H, ER, 5 K)...

 

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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees win 00:00:45
Yankees manager Aaron Boone, Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge discuss the type of power that this team is capable of bringing this season.

The Yankees' three-headed monster in Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, and Gary Sanchez each hammered a home run in a 7-2 win over the Rays. << Box score

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Mar 31, 2018; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays Outfield Steve Pearce (28) slides into home plate after Justin Smoak's double in the third inning during the regular season MLB game between the New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Gerry Angus-USA TODAY Sports (Gerry Angus)
Mar 31, 2018; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays Outfield Steve Pearce (28) slides into home plate after Justin Smoak's double in the third inning during the regular season MLB game between the New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Gerry Angus-USA TODAY Sports (Gerry Angus)

Tyler Austin hit two home runs -- including the game-tying homer in the seventh -- but Dellin Betances allowed the deicisive runs in the eighth inning and the Blue Jays went on to beat Yankees on Saturday, 5-3. << Box score

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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge looks on during workouts at Minute Maid Park. (Shanna Lockwood/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge looks on during workouts at Minute Maid Park. (Shanna Lockwood/USA TODAY Sports)

Aaron Judge will make his first career start in center field against the Blue Jays on Saturday. 

With Aaron Hicks and Jacoby Ellsbury both on the DL, Judge has emerged as an option in center. Judge has spent every game he has played in the field at right field, all 170 of them. 

There aren't too many doubts that Judge will be able to handle it. Erik Boland of Newsday reports what one scout told him about Judge's ability to play center field:

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New York Yankees left fielder Aaron Hicks hits a single in the third inning during a game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. (Nick Turchiaro/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees left fielder Aaron Hicks hits a single in the third inning during a game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. (Nick Turchiaro/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees have placed OF Aaron Hicks on the 10-day DL due to a Grade 1 right intercostal muscle strain and recalled OF Billy McKinney from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, GM Brian Cashman said Friday.

Hicks started in center field yesterday, playing the entire game while going 2-for-4 with two strikeouts. Cashman told reporters that Hicks felt the injury between his third and fourth at-bats.

The 23-year-old McKinney, who will be making his big league debut, hit .277/.338/.483 with 16 HR in 124 games while splitting last season between Double-A Trenton and Triple-A.

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Can Stanton break homer record? 00:03:13
The Baseball Night in New York panel discusses Giancarlo Stanton's stellar Yankees debut and whether he can break the home run record.

Giancarlo Stanton's career as a Yankee got off to a storybook start, going 3-5 with 2 HR and 4 RBI in a 9-5 Opening Day win over the Blue Jays. 

Fans and journalists alike were impressed by Stanton's big day, but so were his teammates.

"It's good to get that first one out of the way early, I can stop worrying about it," Stanton said, via Eric Boland of Newsday. "It was a great day."

Here's what his colleagues had to say about it.

Aaron Judge...

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(Butch Dill)

The Yankees couldn't get anything going at the plate, as the Red Sox took them down, 5-0, on Friday. >> Box score


Things to know about today's game

1) Masahiro Tanaka technically took the loss on the day, but it wasn't a bad outing at all. He allowed just one solo homer out of the five hits he gave up, while striking out six and walking none over 5.2 innings. 

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Mar 21, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) runs the bases after hitting a home run during the fourth inning of a Spring Training baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports (Butch Dill)
Mar 21, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) runs the bases after hitting a home run during the fourth inning of a Spring Training baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports (Butch Dill)

Aaron Judge homered twice and drove in four runs to power the Yankees past the Orioles, 9-4, on Wednesday night in Tampa. >> Box score


Things to know about Wednesday's game

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Feb 28, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA;New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) hits a 2-run home run during the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Feb 28, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA;New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) hits a 2-run home run during the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

Gary Sanchez homered and Aaron Judge reached base four times as the Yankees beat the Pirates 9-5 on Thursday. >> Box score


Things to know about Thursday's game

 

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Mar 4, 2018; Sarasota, FL, USABaltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado (13) smiles in the dugout as he scores a run during the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Ed Smith Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Mar 4, 2018; Sarasota, FL, USABaltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado (13) smiles in the dugout as he scores a run during the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Ed Smith Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

Even though the 2018 season is still two weeks away, Yankees slugger Aaron Judge is already extolling the virtues of playing in the Bronx to AL East rival Manny Machado of the Baltimore Orioles. Unfortunately for the reigning American League Rookie of the Year, Major League Baseball was not quite as amused.

"We have been in contact with the Yankees," MLB told the Daily News. "They communicated to us that Mr. Judge's off the cuff comments were not appropriate and not authorized by the club. They will speak to him to make sure that this does not happen again."

Judge attempted to woo Machado during the clubs' Spring Training matchup on Wednesday afternoon.

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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge waits to hit during batting practice before a baseball spring exhibition game. (AP)
New York Yankees' Aaron Judge waits to hit during batting practice before a baseball spring exhibition game. (AP)

NEW YORK -- AL Rookie of the Year Aaron Judge will earn $622,300 in the major leagues as part of his one-year contract with the New York Yankees.

Judge, who led the AL with 52 home runs, is not eligible for salary arbitration until after the 2019 season. He agreed to a split contract in which his salary would drop to $272,250 in the unlikely event he is sent back to the minors.

New York uses a scale based on service time for its players not eligible for arbitration.

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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge breaks his bat against the Miami Marlins during a spring training game at Roger Dean Stadium. (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge breaks his bat against the Miami Marlins during a spring training game at Roger Dean Stadium. (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

After hitting his first home run of the spring, Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge said he feels he is still a "work in progress" with Opening Day two and a half weeks away.

"Just glad I felt good in the box,'' Judge said after Sunday's 7-5 loss to the Marlins, according to the Bergen Record's Pete Caldera. "I was swinging at the right pitches, especially with a guy on the mound who gets it up to probably 100 (mph). Just make sure I stayed disciplined and stay in my zone.''

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Mar 10, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) rounds the bases after hitting a 2 run home run during the fifth inning against the New York Mets at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports (Reinhold Matay)
Mar 10, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) rounds the bases after hitting a 2 run home run during the fifth inning against the New York Mets at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports (Reinhold Matay)

The first one is out of the way.

Giancarlo Stanton finally belted his much-anticipated first homerun as a Yankee, and it was a deep blast to right-center field off Mets hurler, Matt Harvey, on Saturday. 

SEE STANTON'S FIRST HOMER BELOW!

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(Kim Klement)

Giancarlo Stanton homered while Aaron Judge and Brett Gardner each had multiple hits as the Yankees tagged Matt Harvey for five runs en route to a 10-3 win.

To see the full box score, click here!

Things you should know about today's game...

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Aaron Judge doesn't think he wants to defend his Home Run Derby title this season. 

"I think I am one and done," Judge said on The Players' Tribune podcast Wednesday.

The AL Rookie of the Year didn't give a specific reason as to why he doesn't want to participate. ..

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Mar 2, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees infielder Russell Wilson (73) throws during a workout prior to the game against the Atlanta Braves at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports  (Kim Klement)
Mar 2, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees infielder Russell Wilson (73) throws during a workout prior to the game against the Atlanta Braves at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

After spending a week with the Yankees at spring training, Super Bowl champion Russell Wilson left a strong impression on a team whose goal is a World Series.

Wilson, who struck out in his only at-bat, enjoyed a steak dinner with his Yankees teammates on Thursday night. It was one more chance for both sides to learn from each other-- and that's exactly what happened.

"He never wastes a minute -- that's what he talks about," Aaron Judge said, via Coley Harvey of ESPN. "Every minute, everything he does is for a purpose..."

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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge points as New York Yankees right fielder Giancarlo Stanton looks on during spring training at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge points as New York Yankees right fielder Giancarlo Stanton looks on during spring training at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

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Anyone who has read my work about the Yankees (I'm still here, so there has to be a few of you) knows that I strive to be as objective as possible as I cover the team. I'm a fan. I don't necessarily hide that, however I believe I owe it to anyone taking the time to click on a link to offer more than a drooling fan-lust piece. That is, until today and for this particular piece.

I long for dented scoreboards situated well above the yellow line. I also live for Statcast home run distance measurements, launch angles and exit velocities. Like you, I look forward to tweets letting me know someone barreled up a baseball and it left the ballpark.

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New York Yankees pitcher Luis Cessa tosses the ball back to the plate during spring training workouts at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Reinhold Matay/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees pitcher Luis Cessa tosses the ball back to the plate during spring training workouts at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Reinhold Matay/USA TODAY Sports)

Luis Cessa got the start and allowed four runs (three earned) on four hits while walking one and striking out two in two innings as the Yankees lost to the Tigers, 9-6, on Wednesday afternoon >> Box score

Three things to know about today's game

1) Aaron Judge went 0-for-2 with a strikeout while serving as the DH.

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson takes batting practice during practice before a Spring Training game against the Philadelphia Phillies at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Butch Dill/USA TODAY Sports)
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson takes batting practice during practice before a Spring Training game against the Philadelphia Phillies at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Butch Dill/USA TODAY Sports)

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson hit six home runs on 39 pitches when he took his first batting practice in a Yankees uniform on Monday.

"I think that if you really know me, baseball's been a part of my blood," Wilson, whom the Yankees acquired in a trade with the Texas Rangers earlier in the offseason, told reporters. "It's been a part of who I am and where I've come from and what I've done. When you see me make plays on the football field, a lot of that's a direct correlation to baseball."

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It may have been a great catch, but Clint Frazier's leap and fall at the wall on Saturday gave the Yankees' outfielder a concussion, per MLB.com's Bryan Hoch.

Manager Aaron Boone said that though the concussion will see Frazier riding the bench for a few days, he is "pretty optimistic" he will be back in the lineup soon. 

Frazier is battling to be on the 25-man roster this Spring Training, as there is an overhaul of outfielders in the running. Among centerfielders, Aaron Hicks and Jacoby Ellsbury look to be ahead of him on the depth chart. Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge are also expected to see time in right for when Brett Gardner needs a break. 

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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge looks on as he hits during spring training at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge looks on as he hits during spring training at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees are being cautious with outfielder Aaron Judge following offseason shoulder surgery and won't have him make his spring training debut until next Wednesday, new manager Aaron Boone told reporters.

Judge, the AL Rookie of the Year in 2017, underwent arthroscropic surgery on his left shoulder in November to remove loose bodies and clean up cartilage, but "is in a really good place physically," according to Boone.

"In a lot of ways he's raring to go," Boone said, according to the New York Daily News' Mike Mazzeo, "but we're going to be real cautious and slow-play it a bit."

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Feb 19, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees players warm up during practice at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports (Butch Dill)
Feb 19, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees players warm up during practice at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports (Butch Dill)

Vegas has the Yankees tied with the defending World Series-champion Astros for the best odds to win the American League pennant, per Bovada.

New York and Houston both have 11/4 odds to win the pennant, while the Indians (13/4) and Red Sox (6/1) are behind them.

The Yankees were a game short of the World Series last season, where the Astros eventually finished them off in their own Minute Maid Park on their way to their first World Series title in franchise history. 

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Mar 10, 2017; Clearwater, FL, USA; New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) reaches on error and scores a run during the fifth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Spectrum Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 10, 2017; Clearwater, FL, USA; New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) reaches on error and scores a run during the fifth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Spectrum Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez has hit 53 home runs through his first 177 career MLB games, but perhaps his biggest accomplishment as a hitter came during Sunday's spring training batting practice when he hit a ball so hard the cover ripped off.

Seriously.

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Feb 17, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) catches fly balls during spring training workouts at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Feb 17, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) catches fly balls during spring training workouts at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

Yankees OF Aaron Judge practiced in center field with outfield coordinator Reggie Willets on Saturday, but manager Aaron Boone said there is no plan to move the 25-year-old to the position.

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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge is introduced before Game 3 of the 2017 ALCS against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium. (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge is introduced before Game 3 of the 2017 ALCS against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium. (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)

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The Yankees will not be viewed as the lovable, up and coming "Baby Bombers" this season. Instead, the Yankees will come out of the gate as the hunted "Evil Empire," which comes with one expectation; winning a World Series title.

It is a poorly kept secret that a championship is the Yankees' Spring Training mantra year in and year out. However, over the last few seasons, fans, the players, coaches and front office would admit under truth serum that the club was not the best team in the league. Fresh off an incredible 2017 season and courtesy of a strong returning cast, more impact prospects on the horizon and a rather large addition (literally and figuratively), the 2018 Yankees have a legitimate chance to reach and win their 28th World Series.

Teams often relish the role of the underdog. Working under stamped down expectations from those outside the organization tends to create an "us versus them" mentality. The Yankees seemed to ride that sentiment through much of the 2017 season. That mindset is history.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Aroldis Chapman, Dellin Betances, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Masahiro Tanaka
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Feb 14, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) holds a press conference during spring training workouts at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports (Reinhold Matay)
Feb 14, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) holds a press conference during spring training workouts at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports (Reinhold Matay)

Aaron Judge refuses to use a shoulder injury he suffered last season as an excuse for a subpar second half.

Speaking to reporters at the Yankees' Spring Training facility in Tampa on Wednesday, the 2017 A.L. Rookie of the Year talked about the injury and subsequent surgery he underwent in November.

"I felt it midway through the season last year," Judge said. "But it came down to, 'Can you play?' And I could play. ... If I was able to play, I was going to go out there and be ready for my team."

The 25-year-old hit .284/.422/.627 and set a Major League rookie record with 52 home runs to go along with 114 RBIs and an A.L.-best 127 walks.

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BNNY: Sweeny Murti 00:05:59
Sweeny Murti reports live from Tampa to discuss how Aaron Boone will manage a team with championship aspirations as a rookie manager.

Yankees new manager Aaron Boone stepped on George M. Steinbrenner Field hungry. And so did his players. 

In his first press conference from the Yankees' Spring Training camp in Tampa, FL, Boone noted that every player he has spoken to is ready to live up to the high expectations everyone has for them this season. But he knows it is going to take tons of work on and off the field to get to the position they covet. 

Seeing that hunger, though, couldn't make Boone any happier. 

Tags: Aaron Judge, Gleyber Torres, Miguel Andujar, Tyler Wade
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

The Yankees have many tasks to complete down in Tampa before the season starts, and maybe none takes precedent over how to split time with the dynamic duo of Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge.

The idea to rotate them behind right field and designated hitter isn't a simple solution as the Yankees would like to get them more playing time in the field. That is why new first-base coach and outfield instructor Reggie Willits will work with both players in left field to see if that would be an option new manager Aaron Boone could use. 

"It's going to be exciting," Willits told MLB.com's Bryan Hoch. "Everybody asks that question like it's a problem. It's not a problme at all. It's a pretty big blessing."

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, Gary Sanchez
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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge hits a three-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II/AP)
New York Yankees' Aaron Judge hits a three-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II/AP)

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Amazing! Awe-inspiring! Historic!

Those words - among many - were used to describe Aaron Judge's 2017 Rookie of the Year season. Somewhat surprisingly, we can add "room to grow." Judge understands this and has succeeded in this fashion already.

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(David Richard-USA TODAY Sports)

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV Facebook | Twitter | About Me | Archives: It's that time once again to pledge changes in our lives that are sure to be broken within a week. I took a stab at 2018 New Year's resolutions for key Yankees (including some staff) on an individual basis...

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Aroldis Chapman, Brett Gardner, CC Sabathia, Chasen Shreve, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Gleyber Torres, Jacoby Ellsbury, Masahiro Tanaka, Miguel Andujar, Tyler Wade, Chris Carelli
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Aaron Boone, right, sits with New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman during a news conference Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at Yankee stadium in New York. Boone was introduced as Joe Girardi's on Wednesday. Boone has never managed or coached at any level, working as a broadcaster since last season after retiring as a player in 2009. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)  (Mary Altaffer/AP)
Aaron Boone, right, sits with New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman during a news conference Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at Yankee stadium in New York. Boone was introduced as Joe Girardi's on Wednesday. Boone has never managed or coached at any level, working as a broadcaster since last season after retiring as a player in 2009. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) (Mary Altaffer/AP)

The Yankees seem content, and rightly so, to wait for the price to come down on Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole, the market to come back to them on smaller trades or to pursue the free agent market. While it may not be the Yankees' desire, one has to wonder if going into spring training as currently constituted would be all that bad.

The Yankees lineup is stacked to the point that it can sustain two rookies facing an uphill battle against major league pitching. There is enough firepower with the Yankees seven presumed positional starters to not only to withstand the growing pains of rookies, Miguel Andujar and Gleyber Torres, or potential first-time full-timers, Ronald Torreyes and Tyler Wade, but to balance their own downturns throughout the season...

Tags: Aaron Judge, Chance Adams, Clint Frazier, Gleyber Torres, Greg Bird, Ronald Torreyes
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(Kim Klement)

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The Yankees made two trades in the last week which leave them with openings at second and third base. The team has reportedly checked in on Brandon Drury, Todd Frazier, and Eduardo Nunez to fill the spots, and have even submitted a bid for Orioles' superstar Manny Machado, who was recently put on the trade block.

A Machado deal seems far-fetched simply because the Yankees can obtain him (if they desire) for straight cash next offseason, and the prospects it would require might be better suited to fill a rotation spot for this season. The others would come with control of varying lengths - Drury (four years of team control), Frazier (looking for multiyear deal) and Nunez (could net a two-year deal).

Tags: Aaron Judge, CC Sabathia, Gary Sanchez, Gleyber Torres, Miguel Andujar, Ronald Torreyes, Tyler Wade, Chris Carelli
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Outfielder Giancarlo Stanton expresses his excitement on becoming the newest member of the Yankees.

Yankees newest addition, OF Giancarlo Stanton, is ready to begin his new chapter in New York as he addressed the media for the first time in pinstripes Monday. 

Stanton is now officially a part of GM Brian Cashman's "band of merry men," as he put it, and he couldn't be more excited. 

"I'm very excited to be here and to be a part of the Yankees, and I'm just looking forward to stepping up and being with this winning environment and winning culture," Stanton said. "So I'm happy to be here."...

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Sep 25, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) on deck in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports (Ron Chenoy)
Sep 25, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) on deck in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports (Ron Chenoy)

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The Yankees rocked the baseball world by acquiring reigning National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton, who will further boost one of the game's prodigious offenses. The additional fire power will be welcomed, but there are several factors improved by Stanton's addition to the roster.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, Chase Headley, Clint Frazier, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Tyler Wade, Chris Carelli
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