The 2018 non-waiver trade deadline is almost here, and the Yankees have been active already. But they may not be done.
Here are six huge deals that went down on or around past trade deadlines...
The 2018 non-waiver trade deadline is almost here, and the Yankees have been active already. But they may not be done.
Here are six huge deals that went down on or around past trade deadlines...
Greg Bird broke a scoreless tie with a solo home run, Masahiro Tanaka threw seven scoreless innings and the New York Yankees avoided elimination on Sunday with a 1-0 win over the Cleveland Indians in Game 3 ALDS at Yankee Stadium. >> Read more
Bird led off the bottom of the seventh inning by hitting Andrew Miller's 1-1 fastball 396 feet to right field to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead after Tanaka (1-0) limited the Indians to just three hits in seven innings.
Aroldis Chapman recorded a five-out save and pitched out of a two-on, one-out jam in the top of the ninth inning by striking out Jay Bruce and getting Carlos Santana to fly out to center field to end the game on his 34th pitch of the night.
Following a season in which the New York Yankees finished fourth in the division and traded away several big-name players for top prospects, GM Brian Cashman said he felt both proud and hopeful the team's youth movement will pan out.
"It's my job as general manager of the Yankees to be utilizing every tool in the tool box so we can be the best we can possibly be," Cashman told USA TODAY's Bob Nightengale. "I'm proud of the fact that we're not afraid to be open-minded at all times. I'm proud that the ownership has given me that freedom to do that, while also recognizing that, hey, we're the New York Yankees."
While the Yankees missed the postseason for the third time in four years and have yet to reach the World Series since 2009, Cashman hopes the moves New York made over the past nine months, which included trading Andrew Miller, Aroldis Chapman, Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran in an effort to shed payroll and acquire top-level prospects.
New York Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier said he will try to put less pressure on himself in 2017 after he tried to live up to higher standards following the trade that sent LHP Andrew Miller to the Cleveland Indians.
"I went from trying to fill Clint Frazier's shoes to trying to fill Andrew Miller shoes," Frazier said, according to the New York Daily News' Mike Mazzeo.
Frazier, 22, was the center piece the Yankees received in the deal, as he was rated the No. 27 prospect by MLB.com, No. 44 prospect by Baseball America and No. 53 prospect by Baseball Prospectus entering 2016. Before being traded to New York, he hit .276 with 13 home runs and 48 RBIs in 89 RBIs with Double-A Akron.
The Yankees currently have 13-1 odds to win the World Series -- the same odds as the Mets -- according to information provided by The Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
The Cubs have the best odds at 3-1, followed by the Red Sox at 5-1, the Dodgers at 10-1, the Indians at 11-1, and the Nationals at 12-1.
The Yankees finished 84-78 last season after having a firesale over the summer -- including trades of Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller, and Carlos Beltran -- missing the playoffs for the third time in the last four seasons.
I most certainly wish Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller were set to pitch in Game 7 of the World Series for the New York Yankees, but Wednesday night their new teams will be facing each other with only one walking away a champion.
Chapman and Miller combined with Dellin Betances for the first half of the season for a virtually untouchable back-end of the Yankees' bullpen. If New York held leads as early as the sixth inning, manager Joe Girardi turned to the trio, dubbed "No Runs DMC," to close out games.
Unfortunately, the Yankees could not generate enough leads to hand over to the threesome leaving the club little choice but to trade Chapman, a free agent, and Miller, an inexpensive and hot commodity. The trades needed to be made and the fruits of the deals might shape the Yankees roster in years to come. The deals netted infielder Gleyber Torres and outfielder Clint Frazier, who immediately shot to the top of Baseball America's prospect rankings for the club and pushed the organization into the conversation surrounding the top farm systems in baseball.
Andrew Miller embarrassed hitters on the way to the ALCS MVP Award and I couldn't be happier for him. I also remain very pleased the New York Yankees chose to deal Miller for one of the two top prospects in the game and others with upside.I readily admit that while I'm happy for Miller, I do wish he pitched the Yankees into the 2016 World Series. Unfortunately, that was not happening. Miller, as good as he is, would not have been able to do such a thing for the Yankees this season, and might not have been able to in 2017. In 2018, during the final year of his four-year deal, who knows what would come about with the club or him for that matter.Odds are that Miller, 32 in May, will be effective through the remainder of his deal. However, we have seen dramatic downward shifts with older pitchers, relievers in particular, throughout history. Further, what if Miller suffered an injury like Nathan Eovaldi, rendering him useless on the trade market in the future?
After finishing the season with an 84-78 record, good for fourth place in the American League East, the New York Yankees can look at their pitching staff as a facet that excelled at various points in the season, but had holes throughout.RotationMasahiro Tanaka earns ace money, and in 2016 he pitched like he deserved it. The 27-year-old right-hander hurled a career-high 199 2/3 innings, generating a 3.07 earned run average (3.51 FIP). The ERA was good for third-best in the American League. Tanaka went 14-4 for the Yankees, and the team was 23-8 in his starts. He stopped losing streaks and kept winning streaks going. Tanaka is the unquestioned ace of this staff.
New York Yankees RHP Dellin Betances suffered his second loss in as many days when he allowed four runs, including Hanley Ramirez's walk-off three-run home run, with two outs in the ninth inning in Thursday's 7-5 loss to the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.
Betances (3-6) blew his fifth save of the season, second since Aug. 30, as the Yankees squandered an opportunity to climb within three games of the division and remain two games back in the wild card race.
"This one hurts," manager Joe Girardi said, according to the Associated Press. "We've got to bounce back tomorrow. We were in a pretty good position going into the ninth inning and we weren't able to close the deal."
Convinced Yankees fans are ready to embrace a new generation of Baby Bombers, owner Hal Steinbrenner watched Tyler Austin and Aaron Judge hit home runs in their first major league at-bats last weekend
"I was emotional. It doesn't happen often," he said Wednesday. "I'm very excited about this."
Progress shown by catcher Gary Sanchez, Judge and Austin persuaded Steinbrenner to approve the trade of Carlos Beltran to Texas and the decision to release Alex Rodriguez, who was owed $27 million more by the Yankees through 2017. Steinbrenner also green-lighted the trades of relievers Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller.
The New York Yankees have provided more excitement off the field in the last several days than anything we have seen on the diamond in 2016. Yankees GM Brian Cashman finally convinced ownership that the club was not a true playoff contender and allowed him to convert five players into 14 in the first sell-off since 1989.
The Yankees' farm system might now be considered one of the best in the majors (if not the best), as they accrued three former (and recent) first-round picks. The Yankees' minor league system has enough talent to remain a top-10 organization should they decide to move any of the current crop of young talent.
Here is a look at the deals and players the Yankees received over the last several days. All prospect rankings via MLB Pipeline.
New York Yankees RHP Dellin Betances said he was shocked after the organization traded closer and LHP Andrew Miller to the Cleveland Indians on Sunday.
"I'm still trying to get over the fact that we traded the best of the best," Betances said, according to ESPN's Wallace Matthews.
The Yankees dealt Miller, 31, who had a 1.39 ERA, nine saves, 16 holds and 77 strikeouts in 45 1/3 innings across 44 outings for the Yankees this season, and received four prospects -- including two of Cleveland's top three -- in return.
Andrew Miller has been traded to the Cleveland Indians for four prospects, the Yankees announced.
The Yankees will get OF Clint Frazier, LHP Justus Sheffield and RHPs Ben Heller and J.P. Feyereisen from the Indians.
Frazier, an outfielder, is a former first-round pick of the Indians in the 2013 draft. This season, between Double- and Triple-A, Frazier is hitting .273 with a .350 OBP and .461 SLG. He has 25 doubles, 15 home runs and 48 RBI in 94 games.
The Yankees are reportedly not open to trading LH reliever Andrew Miller for Nationals RHP Lucas Giolito, according to multiple reports.
The Nationals would be open to dealing Giolito to the Yankees straight up, sources told Jon Morosi of Fox Sports.
Giolito, 22, is viewed as one of the best pitching prospects in baseball.
The New York Yankees pulled off a no-brainer trade Monday when they sent reliever Aroldis Chapman to the Chicago Cubs. For a two month rental, the Yankees received a four-player package that included the No. 26 MLB prospect, two minor leaguers with considerable upside and a major league pitcher. Imagine what "new" closer Andrew Miller, who has two years left on his reasonably priced contract, would fetch in this market where elite relievers are clearly coveted?
Over the last several weeks, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman and his staff have debated this question. Before the final series leading into the All-Star break, the Yankees were fighting to stay relevant, but since have put together a nice run, winning 11 out of their last 17 games. The stretch has some believing the Yankees could hold on to Miller versus trading him for what could be top-tier prospects --- yes, plural.
What would it mean to the Yankees if they kept Miller after the non-waiver trade deadline?
The Nationals missed out on Aroldis Chapman but are still interested in the other Yankees closer, Andrew Miller, according to Jayson Stark of ESPN.
Miller, who made the All-Star team this year, has an ERA of 1.39, WHIP of 0.77 and thrown 77 strikeouts while giving up only 28 hits. Chapman had a higher ERA with 2.01, higher WHIP with 0.89 and worse strikeout-to-hit allowed ratio (44 to 20) and was able to command from the Cubs their No. 1 and 5 prospect, a veteran pitcher in Adam Warren and an additional prospect.
This haul, Miller's comparative statistics, and the fact that Chapman is a rental on an expiring contract whereas Miller's deal runs through the 2018 season at $9 million dollars per year have left many fans and experts wondering what the value for Miller could be.
CC Sabathia was sharp and the bullpen bent but didn't break as the Yankees beat the Astros, 6-3, on Tuesday night in Houston.
Yankees starters continue to come up big since the All-Star break as Sabathia pushed aside a six-start skid in which he allowed four earned runs or more in each appearance. The Yankees rotation is now sporting a 1.85 ERA and opponents are batting a measly .208 against them in their last 10 games.
Catcher Austin Romine hit a go-ahead double in the eighth inning to break a 1-1 tie and give the New York Yankees a 2-1 win over the Houston Astros on Monday at Minute Maid Park. >> Read more
The formula has only changed by one inning. With Aroldis Chapman heading to the Windy City, if the Yankees can get through seven innings with the lead Betances and Miller are likely to make it stand.
New York Yankees LHP Aroldis Chapman threw the fastest pitch in the majors this season with a 105.1 mph fastball in the ninth inning of Monday's 2-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles.
Chapman's 1-2 fastball to J.J. Hardy was tied for the fastest pitch ever recorded by PITCHfx or Statcast, according to MLB.com's Daren Willman.
New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez hit his first home run since June 18, Ivan Nova pitched six innings of one-run ball and the Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles, 2-1, Monday at Yankee Stadium. >> Read more
This series is the most important one of the season to date. If the Yankees manage a sweep, they pull within 4 1/2 games of the Orioles and the narrative of selling before the non-waiver trade deadline could surely get swept under the rug by ownership that has little inclination to quit.
New York Yankees LHP Aroldis Chapman said he would be open to returning to New York, even if they trade him before the trade deadline, after he becomes a free agent at the end of the season.
"If I am traded, I would love to come back and be part of the team again," Chapman said, according to the New York Daily News' Mark Feinsand.
Chapman, fellow reliever Andrew Miller and outfielder Carlos Beltran have been the subject of trade rumors over the past few weeks as the Aug. 1 trade deadline nears.
As the Yankees organization debates whether to become buyers or sellers, trade rumors surround the team. Here is a rundown of the most recent reports surrounding the New York Yankees:
Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York says the Yankees could target Cubs' first base prospect Dan Vogelbach in a deal for Aroldis Chapman or Andrew Miller. The Cubs have been openly seeking bullpen help throughout the season, especially wanting a lefty, causing months of rumors linking the two teams.
The New York Yankees are scouting Washington's Triple-A affiliate Syracuse and are headed to Washington D.C. this week as the trade deadline nears, according to the Washington Post's Barry Svrluga.
The Yankees will listen to trade offers for LHP Aroldis Chapman and outfielder Carlos Beltran if it continues to struggle, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal. The Nationals have reportedly shown interest in LHP Andrew Miller, who has said that the Yankees would like to keep him but would trade him if they are blown away.
GM Brian Cashman said on MLB Network Radio on Friday the team is still mulling whether or not to buy or sell at the trade deadline.
The Yankees are currently two games under .500 and sit 5 1/2 games back in the Wild Card and nine games back in the AL East.
A survey of scouts done by Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports says many officials within the league believe the Yankees could part with Michael Pineda if given the right offer.
Pineda is 27 years old and in his fifth year on the Yankees roster, although has only pitched the last three due to a shoulder injury that sidelined him for two years.
In 2014, he put up an ERA of 1.89 in 13 starts, followed it the next year with an ERA of 4.37 and currently has an ERA of 5.38.
Yankees LHP Andrew Miller entered in the eighth inning and was removed with two outs and the bases loaded during the All-Star Game in San Diego on Tuesday.
After allowing singles to Jonathan Lucroy of the Brewers and Starling Marte of the Pirates, Miller walked Adam Duvall of the Reds before being removed.
With the score 4-2 and two outs, Will Harris of the Astros replaced Miller and escaped the jam.
"I wish I had pitched like (Dellin Betances) did," Miller said, according to the New York Daily News' Mark Feinsand, of his teammate, who struck out two batters in one scoreless inning. "There's a lot going on, a lot of new stuff. I'll take it. My focus now is on real baseball games. … It's certainly something I'll never forget, but I'm looking forward to a couple days to relax and get ready for the Red Sox."
Andrew Miller is aware of the trade rumors around him, but he remains committed to the Yankees.
"I don't know where it came from, but it's not going away," Miller said in an interview with ESPN. "I signed with the Yankees to play for the Yankees. Winning a World Series there would be as good as it gets. That's the goal until further notice."
Miller has been the center of trade talks before, and was sent from the Boston Red Sox to the Baltimore Orioles in 2014.
Buster Olney of ESPN thinks the Yankees are "inevitably" going to sell.
With a .500 record at the All-Star break, a fourth place division standing, and six teams ahead of them in the wild card race, many are speculating that the Yankees should give up on this season and begin selling assets to build for the future.
Olney says the feeling around the league is that the Yankees, for the first time in a few decades, will indeed be sellers at the deadline.
Cubs GM Theo Epstein says Kyle Schwarber will not be traded, according to ESPN.
The young power-hitter, who has been linked to rumors with Yankees reliever Andrew Miller, said he's happy to remain with the Cubs organization.
"I love this organization," Schwarber said. "I love this team. I want to stay here. Since he did say that, I did take that to heart. It means a lot."
Carlos Beltran, Dellin Betances, and Andrew Miller will represent the Yankees in the All-Star Game on July 12 in San Diego.
All three players were named as reserves.
Beltran is hitting .296 with a .337 OBP and .567 SLG with 19 home runs and 53 RBIs in 77 games.
The Yankees are currently taking offers for Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller, according to a report from ESPN's Buster Olney.
While the Yankees haven't made it explicit to other teams or the fanbase what direction they plan to take the team at the trade deadline, they are reportedly taking offers on a number of players besides Miller and Chapman, including Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran, Brett Gardner, Michael Pineda, Ivan Nova and Nathan Eovaldi.
An executive for another team also reported making an "aggressive" proposal for one of the Yankee relievers which he believed is being seriously considered.
Being aggressive sellers is something the Yankees are traditionally unfamiliar with. The Yankees have not been considered a selling team at the trade deadline in decades, with the last big-name piece the Yankees sent away in a rebuilding effort being Ricky Henderson in 1989 to the Oakland Athletics.
Amid rumors that they might deal him, the New York Yankees told LHP Andrew Miller they won't trade him, according to MLB.com's Barry Bloom.
"The media has been throwing a few things out there, but I've had reassurances from them at the times I've talked to them that it's something that hasn't been discussed or planned for or anything like that," Miller said, according to Bloom. "I think that's kind of nice."
Miller has been the subject of trade rumors over the past month, and teams like the San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals have reportedly expressed interest. The Chicago Cubs have also scouted Miller, Dellin Betances and Aroldis Chapman.
Andrew Miller, who was entering his second inning of relief, allowed a leadoff walk-off home run to Melvin Upton Jr. in the bottom of the ninth as the Yankees fell to the Padres, 2-1. Ivan Nova allowed one run and struck out seven over 5 1/3 innings pitched. >> Read the full AP recap on SNY.TV.
The Yankees look to avoid the sweep as they finish their three-game series against the Padres on Sunday, as RHP Chad Green (0-1, 7.20 ERA) faces Andrew Cashner (3-5, 4.75 ERA). First pitch is schedule for 4:40 p.m. EST at Petco Park.
The New York Yankees allowed four runs in the ninth inning after a 3 hour, 35 minute rain delay in a 9-6 loss to the Texas Rangers on Monday/Tuesday. >> Read more
CC Sabathia (5-4, 2.71 ERA) faces Cole Hamels (8-1, 2.79 ERA) in the second game of a four-game series Tuesday at 7:05 p.m.
Down two runs early, the Yankees' lineup rallied to support starter Masahiro Tanaka, beating the Twins, 5-3, at Yankee Stadium on Friday night. >> Read the full AP recap here.
This was a solid win for the Yankees. Tanaka provided a quality start, while bearing down to make it through a couple uneven innings in the middle of the outing. Meanwhile, the Yankees offense capitalized on some sloppy play by the Twins, coming from behind twice in the affair.
New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner said he believes the team will be contenders by the end of July and that the Yankees' key to success is staying healthy.
"We'll have to see at the end of July, which we always do," Steinbrenner said, according to MLB.com's Bryan Hoch and Paul Hagen. "We'll take a look at everything. We'll see what injuries we've had from here to then and where the deficiencies are and where we go from there. But if we stay healthy, I'm confident we have a shot."
Other teams around the league have taken an interest in several Yankees over the past few weeks. Outfielder Carlos Beltran could draw significant interest, according to FanRag Sports' John Perrotto, and relievers Andrew Miller, Dellin Betances and Aroldis Chapman have been the subject of rumors according to multiple reports.
Yankees reliever Andrew Miller continues to focus on pitching, despite rumors that he could be traded at this year's non-waiver trade deadline, he told reporters after Thursday's 4-1 win.
Miller and fellow left-handed reliever Aroldis Chapman had been linked in trade rumors involving the Chicago Cubs earlier in the week. Although Miller admitted he hears about rumors, he said that there's not much he can do in terms of stopping them from appearing.
"I have zero control on it," Miller said, according to NJ.com. I have zero leverage. I don't have any no-trade (clause). It comes with the territory I'm in."
Miller has allowed just one run over his last six appearances. He has a 1.26 ERA and 0.66 WHIP in 28 games with the Yankees this season.
The New York Yankees have an intimidating trio at the backend of their bullpen coined "No Runs DMC," but the remaining four relievers - whomever they have been - have failed to do their part and it is beginning to cost the club.
This is not exactly how the Yankees drew things up during the offseason and the spring. The club figured to have right-hander Bryan Mitchell and left-hander Chasen Shreve among the relievers, but the former is out for the season, and the latter is recuperating from a shoulder sprain.
The Yankees planned on Ivan Nova filling a long-man role when the season began, but Luis Severino's poor start in the rotation and an injury have him back in Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre trying to figure things out. That would have left one space for the traveling relief crew. The shuttle has to carry more members and it is simply not working.
The Chicago Cubs could potentially be interested in aquiring a trade package including both Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller, according to Phil Rogers of MLB.com.
The Cubs current bullpen projects is comprised of right-hander Hector Rondon (11 saves, 1.23 ERA in 22 innings pitched), left-hander Travis Wood (2.59 ERA in 24.1 innings pitched), right-hander Pedro Strop (2.66 ERA in 23.2 innings pitched) and former Yankee righty Adam Warren (4.24 ERA in 23.1 innings pitched.)
The Cubs have many attractive trade assets, including outfielders Javier Baez and Jorge Soler or young powerhitter Kyle Schwarber, who is currently sidelined for the year with an ACL injury.
The Cubs are looking for bullpen help from the Bronx, according to multiple reports.
The league-leaders have multiple scouts following the Yankees, looking to add one of their big three relief arms of Dellin Betances, Aroldis Chapman or Andrew Miller to their bullpen.
Reportedly, the Cubs would prefer Chapman or Miller given they are lefthanders and the Cubs only have two left-handed bullpen pitchers, Travis Wood (2.25 ERA, 0.96 WHIP) and Clayton Richard (6.55 ERA, 2.09 WHIP).
Cubs players expected to be available are Kyle Schwarber, who is out for the year with an ACL injury, Javier Baez, and top catching prospect Willis Contretas.
The Yankees hope their relief trio of Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman make music at the cash registers.
Seeking to capitalize on the bullpen's success, New York put "NO RUNS DMC" T-shirts on sale for $39.99 each Thursday after reaching a licensing agreement with the former hip-hop group Run-D.M.C. and its agent, Universal Music Group.
"Forty bucks - we need a cut off of that," Betances said playfully.
If the Yankees are going to face bad pitching they have to take advantage of it, and tonight they succeeded. The Yankees are beginning to launch home runs with Castro and Beltran going deep for the second straight night. They've scored five runs in four of their last five games, and while that might not seem like a lot, it is for this dysfunctional crew.
The San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals could show interest in New York Yankees relievers Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman, according to reports.
The Giants have internally discussed the possibility of trading for Miller, according to FoxSports' Ken Rosenthal, while the Nationals are hoping the Yankees make Miller and/or Chapman available as the trade deadline nears, according to MLB.com's Bill Ladson.
The Yankees are currently 6 1/2 games out of first place in the AL East and have not shown any indication that they are going into sell mode.
New York Yankees LHP Aroldis Chapman blew his first save of the season in the eighth inning of Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.
With the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth inning, Chapman gave up a two-run single to Matt Wieters, and his failure to back up home plate after Jacoby Ellsbury's throw from center field bounced past Brian McCann allowed Francisco Pena to score from first and give Baltimore a two-run lead.
"I felt there was no chance of getting the guy out," Chapman told reporters about not backing up the plate.
Starting pitcher CC Sabathia and reliever Dellin Betances both took the blame for allowing the go-ahead run to score in the New York Yankees' 4-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday at Rogers Centre.
After Sabathia (3-4) allowed a double to Edwin Encarnacion to lead off the seventh inning, manager Joe Girardi pulled him in favor of Betances. Betances struck out Justin Smoak and got Russell Martin to fly out, but after a four-pitch walk to Devon Travis, Kevin Pillar and Darwin Barney hit back-to-back run-scoring singles that turned a tie game into a 4-1 deficit.
"It's always surprising when these guys give up runs," Sabathia said of the Yankees' bullpen trio of Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman. "These guys are the best in the league. Nine times out of 10 they're going to be there to help us."
New York Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild said RHP Michael Pineda made progress with his pitch selection on the mound in the Yankees' 5-4 win over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday.
"I have a lot of belief in what Michael's capable of doing," manager Joe Girardi said, "so we just need him to get going."
Pineda (2-5) hadn't recorded a win since his first start of the season on April 6, but put together his first statistical quality start since May 6 by allowing three runs in six innings.
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi pulled his starting pitcher after six strong innings and a low pitch count to go to his bullpen trio of Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman for the second straight game as the Yankees beat the Oakland A's, 4-1, Thursday at Oakland Coliseum.
A night after Girardi pulled Nathan Eovaldi after six innings and 85 pitches, he took Ivan Nova out of a 2-1 game despite just 62 pitches and retiring the last five batters in a row in favor of Betances, Miller and Chapman, who have combined for 104 pitches over the past two days.
"There's a reason we put them together down there and it's for games like today and yesterday," Girardi said. "We didn't put them together for games that are 6-1 or 7-1, but when you've got 3-1 and 2-1 and they're close games and you have guys that strike people out, it's much harder to score."
Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman shut down the Chicago White Sox in a 2-1 New York Yankees win Saturday at Yankee Stadium.