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New York Yankees third baseman Chase Headley (12) sits in the dugout during an MLB game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. (Kevin Sousa)
New York Yankees third baseman Chase Headley (12) sits in the dugout during an MLB game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. (Kevin Sousa)

The Yankees suffered a terrible blow over the weekend when top prospect Gleyber Torres suffered a season-ending torn UCL in his non-throwing shoulder when he slid head-first into home on Saturday. Torres will undergo Tommy John surgery and hopes to be ready for spring training next year.

WIth Torres, who was expected to take over at third at some point in the near future, out of the picture for the rest of the season, New York might look to add a third basemen. Ken Davidoff of the NY Post explores several options for the Yankees at third base.

Chase Headley has been New York's starting third baseman this season, hitting .244/.329/.364 with four home runs and 29 RBI. Less than halfway through the season, Headley has already made 11 errors in the field, exceeding last season's 10 errors. With the 33-year old set to make $13 million this season and $13 million next season, the ideal scenario for the Yankees is for Headley's production to improve both at the plate and on the field.

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New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Cessa (Andrew Villa-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Cessa (Andrew Villa-USA TODAY Sports)

Luis Cessa gave up four runs in four innings as the New York Yankees lost their sixth straight game in a 4-3 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Sunday at Oakland Coliseum. >> Box score 


Cessa (0-1) surrendered four runs in the third inning as the Yankees were swept in a series for the first time this season.

With the Yankees up 2-0, Cessa allowed a two-run double to Chad Pinder before Khris Davis hit a two-run home run later in the inning to give the A's a 4-2 lead.

Tags: Chase Headley, Didi Gregorius, Luis Cessa, Oakland Athletics
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Gary Sanchez celebrates scoring a run with teammate Starlin Castro.
Gary Sanchez celebrates scoring a run with teammate Starlin Castro.

Chris Carter hit his seventh home run of the season and Gary Sanchez went 3-for-3 with two RBIs (including a game-tying RBI single in the top of the ninth inning) in the Yankees' 8-7 loss to the Athletics on Thursday in Oakland. After taking the lead in the top half of the inning, Giovanny Gallegos was unable to hold off the Athletics in the 10th.

Tags: Chase Headley, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda throws to a Los Angeles Angels batter during the second inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif.  (Jae C. Hong/ AP)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda throws to a Los Angeles Angels batter during the second inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. (Jae C. Hong/ AP)

Michael Pineda pitched six innings allowing five runs on 10 hits as the Yankees lost the rubber game to the Angels, 7-5, on Wednesday night.

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New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia throws against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. (Jae C. Hong/AP)
New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia throws against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. (Jae C. Hong/AP)

CC Sabathia departed in the fifth inning with a strained left hamstring and the Angels edged the Yankees, 3-2, in 11 innings on Tuesday night in Anaheim.

Tags: Brett Gardner, CC Sabathia, Chase Headley
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New York Yankees third baseman Chase Headley (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees third baseman Chase Headley (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

The Yankees are looking to acquire a third baseman, according to Nick Carfado of the Boston Globe, citing league sources.

Chase Headley has received the majority of the playing time at third base early on, but Ronald Torreyes has seen an increase in playing time as of late. Torreyes played third base in eight of nine games between May 7 and May 28.

Headley's batting average dipped to .227 on the season after he went 0-for-4 in the Yankees' 7-0 win over the Blue Jays on Saturday. Meanwhile, Torreyes is hitting .284 in 102 at-bats this season for the Yankees.

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Yankees third baseman Chase Headley follows through on his three-run home run during the first inning against the Phillies.(Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
Yankees third baseman Chase Headley follows through on his three-run home run during the first inning against the Phillies.(Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees manager Joe Girardi says he intends to sit 3B Chase Headley on Saturday and Sunday in hopes that he breaks out of his slump, according to The Post

"I just feel like [Headley] is in that situation where he's frustrated and trying too hard," Girardi said during his pregame availability on Saturday. "So I'll give him a day or two to work on some things and get back on track."

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New York Yankees third baseman Chase Headley (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees third baseman Chase Headley (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Chase Headley hit a bases-clearing, two-out triple in the seventh inning to key a six-run rally as the New York Yankees beat the Houston Astros, 11-6, Sunday in Game 1 of a doubleheader at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score


After Matt Holliday had an RBI infield single and Starlin Castro a game-tying double, Headley lined a Chris Devenski changeup into the right-center field gap to give New York a 9-6 lead.

The Yankees took a 4-3 lead in the fourth inning on back-to-back home runs by Castro and Aaron Judge, but squandered it when Adam Warren (1-0) gave up three runs in the top of the seventh inning on a Joey Gattis single, Castro error and Yulieski Gurriel sac fly.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Adam Warren, Brett Gardner, Chase Headley, Houston Astros, Luis Severino, Starlin Castro
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The New York Yankees react after defeating the Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin)
The New York Yankees react after defeating the Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin)

The Yankees, who many believed would not be in contention for the World Series this year, have surprised the league by beginning the season 21-11, and are currently sitting only 0.5 games behind Baltimore for the lead in the AL East.

After talking with several MLB insiders and coaches from around the league, Ken Davidoff of the New York Post lists six reasons why the Yankees are legitimate contenders this season.

The first reason is the blooming of some of New York's young players. Guys such as Aaron JudgeAaron HicksLuis Severino, and Jordan Montgomery have developed faster than many scouts believed they would, finding great success thus far.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Alroldis Chapman, Brett Gardner, Chase Headley, Dellin Betances, Jacoby Ellsbury, Luis Severino
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New York Yankees third baseman Chase Headley (12) shows emotion against the Atlanta Braves in the third inning at SunTrust Park. (Brett Davis)
New York Yankees third baseman Chase Headley (12) shows emotion against the Atlanta Braves in the third inning at SunTrust Park. (Brett Davis)

After being hit by a pitch and forced out of Monday night's win against the Reds, Yankees third baseman Chase Headley woke up Tuesday feeling better than expected.

"Really better than I anticipated,'' Headley told George A King of the New York Post. "I am sore but when I woke up this morning I felt better and better after I got some treatment.

"I was pleasantly surprised and happy it wasn't worse,'' said Headley.

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New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury celebrates after hitting a two run home run during the eighth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. (Caylor Arnold/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury celebrates after hitting a two run home run during the eighth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. (Caylor Arnold/USA TODAY Sports)

Starlin Castro drove in Aaron Hicks with a go-ahead RBI fielder's choice in the top of the 18th inning as the New York Yankees beat the Chicago Cubs, 5-4, on Sunday at Wrigley Field after Aroldis Chapman blew a three-run lead in the bottom of the ninth inning. >> Box score


Hicks reached base on a bunt single off Pedro Strop (0-2) and advanced to second when catcher Willson Contreras' throw went into right field. Hicks advanced to third on a Ronald Torreyes sac bunt and scored on Castro's grounder to short with a drawn-in infield.

Chasen Shreve pitched three scoreless innings of relief after Chapman allowed three runs in the bottom of the ninth that sent the game into extra innings.

Chapman allowed six runners to reach base in 2/3 of an inning, including a game-tying HBP to Anthony Rizzo with the bases loaded.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Adam Warren, Aroldis Chapman, Chase Headley, Chasen Shreve, Chicago Cubs, Dellin Betances, Jacoby Ellsbury, Luis Severino, Ronald Torreyes, Starlin Castro
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May 6, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro (14) watches his 2 RBI home run during the fourth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports (Dennis Wierzbicki)
May 6, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro (14) watches his 2 RBI home run during the fourth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports (Dennis Wierzbicki)

The Yankees scored five runs off Cubs starter Brett Anderson in the first inning and staved off a late rally by the Cubs to hold on for an 11-6 win in the second game of a three-game series at Wrigley Field. >> Click here for the full box score.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Chase Headley, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Starlin Castro
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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) runs up the first baseline after hitting a two-run home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the seventh inning at Yankee Stadium. ( Adam Hunger)
New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) runs up the first baseline after hitting a two-run home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the seventh inning at Yankee Stadium. ( Adam Hunger)

Chris Carelli, SNY.tv

Aaron Judge launched a home run in his first MLB at-bat last August and Yankees fans rejoiced in what was believed to be a sign the club was set for a long time in right field. However, raw talent precedes true development.

In Judge's late season cameo, he struck out in 44.2 percent of his 95 plate appearances. The poor performance forced Judge to study and alter his hitting mechanics during the offseason. He added a leg kick and strived to change his approach at the plate. There was enough doubt among the Yankees' braintrust that Judge had to win the right field job out of spring training.

Spring training statistics should be taken with a grain of salt, but for Judge, there was some underlying meaning. In 69 plate appearances he struck out 15 times (21.7 percent), which was a marked improvement from the display last season. Beyond the reduction in strikeouts, Judge was spraying the ball to the opposite field and laying off pitches he flailed at last summer, without sacrificing his home run power. This demonstrated the extra effort he put in during the winter was taking hold.

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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees 00:01:36
Sweeny Murti provides all the updates from Yankee Stadium after the Bombers' 8-4 win over the Rays.

Jordan Montgomery was solid in his Major League debut while Aaron Judge homered and drove in three runs as the Yankees rallied from a 3-0 deficit to beat the Rays, 8-4, at Yankee Stadium Wednesday. >> Click here for a full box score.


The Yankees trailed 3-0 before scoring eight runs in the next three innings. Their first two runs scored on a bases-loaded walk and a wild pitch.

Judge went 2-for-3 and tied the game with an RBI single in the sixth. He added a two-run homer in the seventh, his third of the season.

Montgomery struck out the first two batters he faced and then issued a walk and a two-run homer to Rickie Weeks. He was charged with three runs (two earned) on seven hits and two walks with seven strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings.

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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees win 00:01:49
Sweeny Murti reports from Yankee Stadium following the Bombers' 8-1 victory behind a dominant Michael Pineda.

Michael Pineda took a perfect game into the seventh inning as the Yankees beat the Rays, 8-1, during their home opener on Monday. >> Click here for a full box score.


Pineda lost his perfect game bid when Evan Longoria ripped a hanging slider down the left field line for a double with two outs in the seventh inning.

Pineda, who allowed one run on two hits while walking none and striking out 11, was removed with two outs in the eighth inning.

Jacoby Ellsbury opened the scoring for the Yankees with an RBI double in the third inning, and Aaron Judge's home run to left field in the fourth increased New York's lead to 2-0. Chase Headley's homer in the seventh made it 3-0, Yankees...

Tags: Aaron Judge, Chase Headley, Jacoby Ellsbury, Michael Pineda
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Gary Sanchez circles the bases after hitting a home run at Yankee Stadium.  (Brad Penner (USA Today))
Gary Sanchez circles the bases after hitting a home run at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner (USA Today))

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In the second part of our Yankees 2017 season preview, we cover the offense and provide a prediction for the team's finish in the standings...

Positional starters

Gary Sanchez burst onto the scene last August, delivering a 20-homer performance and shattering records in the process. Sanchez, 24, entered spring training with numerous doubters, but he demonstrated that he is ready to build on his rookie production. Behind the plate, Sanchez has improved his receiving and has one of the best catcher's arms in the game.

At first base, Greg Bird assumes the role he seemed set to after a blistering rookie performance in 2015. Unfortunately, Bird suffered a season-ending shoulder injury before spring training last season. Bird, 24, benefitted from not pushing the rehab process as he came to camp strong and looks poised for a big season after launching seven home runs this spring. He should provide solid defense at first base.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Austin Romine, Brett Gardner, Chase Headley, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Jacoby Ellsbury, Masahiro Tanaka, Rob Refsnyder, Ronald Torreyes, Starlin Castro, Chris Carelli
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New York Yankees third baseman Chase Headley (12) rounds the bases on his home run to right during the eighth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. (Anthony Gruppuso)
New York Yankees third baseman Chase Headley (12) rounds the bases on his home run to right during the eighth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. (Anthony Gruppuso)

Yankees 3B Chase Headley has struggled since being acquired by the Yankees in 2014, and knows he can play better than he has over the last two and a half years.

"I know there's more in there," Headley told Mike Mazzeo of the Daily News. "I know that I can produce more than I have."

Following the 2014 season, the Yankees gave the switch-hitting third baseman a four-year, $52 million contract. The next year, Headley hit .259 with only 11 HRs and 62 RBIs while committing 23 errors in 156 games.

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 (Kim Klement)
(Kim Klement)

The Yankees no-hit the Tigers during Friday's 3-0 win >> Box score


  • Masahiro Tanaka started the game, holding the Tigers hitless over the first 4 1/3 innings while walking two and striking out six.
  • Chasen Shreve tossed 0.2 hitless innings in relief of Tanaka, and Jordan Montgomery finished the no-hitter off by pitching the last four innings.
Tags: Chase Headley, Chasen Shreve, Masahiro Tanaka, Rob Refsnyder, Ronald Torreyes
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New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (28) in the dugout before a game against the Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (28) in the dugout before a game against the Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)

Chris Carelli, SNY.tv

Spring training is just a couple of weeks old, so managers are tinkering around with many lineup variations to see if certain iterations work better than others. Let's discuss some lineup options - based on handedness and substitutions - that Yankees manager Joe Girardi might consider for this season.

Versus right-handed pitcher

There are plenty of other variations that Girardi can go to, however, these two show what I envision he'll explore the most. Keep in mind, the Yankees do not expect to have any left-handed hitting bench options other than Aaron Hicks (a switch-hitter) if he loses the right field job.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Austin Romine, Brett Gardner, Chase Headley, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Jacoby Ellsbury, Ronald Torreyes, Chris Carelli
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Mar 5, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Matt Holliday (17) doubles during the sixth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Mar 5, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Matt Holliday (17) doubles during the sixth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

Gary SanchezMatt HollidayAaron Hicks and Kyle Higashioka all went deep for the Yankees, who defeated Team Canada, 10-4, on Wednesday afternoon in Tampa.


  • Holliday and Hicks drove in two runs apiece. Hicks also singled and scored twice, finsihing 2-for-3.
  • Prospect Jorge Mateo went 2-for-2 with a double and a run scored.
  • Chase Headley tripled and scored while Jacoby Ellsbury doubled and scored a run.
  • Luis Severino allowed a two-run homer in the first but kept Canada off the board over his next three frames. The right-hander was charged with two runs on four hits and a walk with four strikeouts in four innings.
  • Aroldis Chapman struck out the side in his only inning of work. 

Next Up:

The Yankees hit the road to face the Braves at Champion Field on Thursday at 1:05 p.m. Michael Pineda will toe the rubber in his second Grapefruit League start.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Alroldis Chapman, Chase Headley, Gary Sanchez, Jacoby Ellsbury, Jorge Mateo, Luis Severino
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New York Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro (14) hits a solo home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the second inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro (14) hits a solo home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the second inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)

The Yankees made infielder Starlin Castro available in trade talks this offseason, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

"Meanwhile, the Yankees have been unable to deal Brett GardnerChase Headley or Starlin Castro, who they let some clubs know was available," wrote Sherman. "To date, that has kept them from pushing for a pricey reliever."

The 26-year-old was acquired by New York last offseason in the deal that sent RHP Adam Warren to the Cubs.

Tags: Adam Warren, Brett Gardner, Chase Headley, Rob Refsnyder, Ronald Torreyes, Starlin Castro
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New York Yankees third baseman Chase Headley (12) singles during the third inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement)
New York Yankees third baseman Chase Headley (12) singles during the third inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement)

Chris Carelli, SNY.tv

Yankees third baseman Chase Headley might be the most maligned player on the club's roster who truly doesn't deserve it. There is nothing flashy about Headley's game, but he's been consistent with the Yankees. Maybe, the type of "consistency," is the problem for fans.

Headley has perpetually stunk in one or two months of a season - whether that be at the plate or in the field - and has produced extended stretches of excellent play which elevate his season metrics into "average player" territory. Can Headley, who turns 33 in May, put together a season - one filled with above-average play in all facets - from April through October?

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New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner hits a sacrifice fly against the Seattle Mariners during the fourth inning at Safeco Field. (Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner hits a sacrifice fly against the Seattle Mariners during the fourth inning at Safeco Field. (Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Yankees are likely to keep outfielder Brett Gardner for the 2017 season after GM Brian Cashman said he does not foresee the team trading a position player before Opening Day, according to MLB.com's Bryan Hoch.

Cashman, who said last month he had gotten some interest in Gardner and third baseman Chase Headley during and after the Winter Meetings, said on Tuesday the Yankees were not engaged in any trade talks involving the two veteran players.

"I don't have anything active going on Brett right now," Cashman told reporters at the opening of an Orangetheory Fitness location in Manhattan, according to Hoch. "I don't see anything happening trade-wise the rest of the way, and I have no live talks on any of my everyday position players, whether it's Headley or Gardner. Nothing's active at all."

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 (Michael Dwyer/AP)
(Michael Dwyer/AP)

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV:

The Yankees' 2016 season did not end with a postseason appearance, but there were still plenty of big moments. Rather than relive each one, let's see how some of those circumstances might shape the 2017 season...

Chapman redux

Tags: Aaron Judge, Alex Rodriguez, Brett Gardner, Brian McCann, CC Sabathia, Chase Headley, Gary Sanchez, Mark Teixeira, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Chris Carelli
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New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman watches batting practice before a game against the Kansas City Royals. (AP)
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman watches batting practice before a game against the Kansas City Royals. (AP)

Yankees GM Brian Cashman discussed the state of the team's payroll and trade rumors surrounding OF Brett Gardner and 3B Chase Headley prior to leaving the Winter Meetings on Thursday.

With the pending Aroldis Chapman signing, Cashman noted the Yankees are likely at their payroll limit heading in to 2017.

Meanwhile, the Yankees remain open to trading Gardner but have decided to keep Headley.

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Sep 21, 2016; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; New York Yankees third baseman Chase Headley (12) works out prior to the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 21, 2016; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; New York Yankees third baseman Chase Headley (12) works out prior to the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Yankees are open to trading third baseman Chase Headley, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports

Headley has two more years and $26 million left on his current four-year contract with the Yankees. 

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Miguel Andujar, the New York Yankees No. 7 prospect according to MLB Pipeline, climbed the system rankings with an impressive 2016 season. His efforts have not slowed down with the Arizona Fall League's Scottsdale Scorpions, earning him a place in Saturday's Fall Stars Game via the fans' final vote.

Andujar, a 21-year-old third baseman, is hitting .326 with a .429 OBP and.413 SLG in 55 plate appearances. He has shown fine discipline at the plate for Scottsdale, drawing eight walks and striking out just five times. Andujar is in a bit of a funk this week, though, with just two hits in his last 15 at-bats.

The question for me where it concerns Andujar is whether or not he will develop the power typically desired from a corner infielder. Andujar hit just two home runs in 303 plate appearances at Double-A Trenton after knocking 10 homers with High-A Tampa in 248 plate appearances during the regular season. Andujar has not homered in Arizona and has just three extra-base hits among his 15 base knocks.

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New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) celebrates hitting a two-run home run with New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (22) during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger)
New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) celebrates hitting a two-run home run with New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (22) during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger)

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The New York Yankees 2016 season was a disappointment as they missed the postseason for the third time in the last four years. The club's position players turned in uneven offensive performances, which was a major letdown and factored heavily in the team's 84-78 record. On the field, the Yankees turned in a slightly above-average effort as a whole.

In 2015, the Yankees received big comeback performances from veterans they were not expected to rely on; Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira. Rodriguez missed the entire 2014 season due to a yearlong suspension for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy. Teixeira suffered through another injury-plagued season in 2014, which diminished expectations for 2015. Both men had resurgent efforts, with Rodriguez hitting 33 home runs and Teixeira going yard 31 times.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Alex Rodriguez, Austin Romine, Brett Gardner, Brian McCann, Chase Headley, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Jacoby Ellsbury, Jorge Mateo, Mark Teixeira, Ronald Torreyes, Starlin Castro
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Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak looks on as New York Yankees staff and players restrain catcher Gary Sanchez during a bench clearing brawl in the third inning at Rogers Centre. (Dan Hamilton/USA Today Sports Images)
Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak looks on as New York Yankees staff and players restrain catcher Gary Sanchez during a bench clearing brawl in the third inning at Rogers Centre. (Dan Hamilton/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees right-hander Luis Severino was ejected after hitting Toronto's Justin Smoak with a pitch in the second inning Monday night, leading to an angry shoving match between the teams.

Both benches and bullpens emptied and several scrums broke out near home plate after Severino threw inside to Smoak with his first pitch of the inning and then hit him in the leg with his second.

There was plenty of jostling in a large mass of players, but it did not appear any punches were thrown.

Tags: Chase Headley, Luis Severino, Toronto Blue Jays
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GEICO SportsNite: Yanks hold on 00:01:44
Sweeny Murti discusses the Yankees' 7-6 victory over the Blue Jays and gets the players' reactions from the clubhouse.

The Yankees erased a late 4-3 deficit and hung on in a wild top of the ninth inning as they beat the Blue Jays, 7-6, on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.

  • Didi Gregorius' triple in the eighth inning tied things, 4-4, and Starlin Castro's sacrifice fly gave the Yankees a 5-4 lead.
  • Chae Headley's two-run homer later in the eighth increased New York's lead to 7-4.
  • Dellin Betances allowed two runs in the ninth inning and was relieved by Blake Parker, who escaped a bases loaded jam to end the game.
  • Kevin Pillar's two-run double with two outs in the eighth inning had given the Blue Jays a 4-3 lead.
  • Tyler Austin's two-run homer in the seventh inning gave the Yankees a 3-2 advantage
  • The Blue Jays took a 2-1 lead in the fifth inning on Jose Bautista's RBI single.
  • Brian McCann's home run in the fourth inning tied things, 1-1.
  • Edwin Encarnacion's solo homer in the top of the first gave the Blue Jays a 1-0 lead.
  • Luis Cessa allowed two runs on six hits while walking two and striking out three in 5 1/3 innings.

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The Yankees are not going quietly, but they don't make it very easy, either. Up against the Blue Jays' ace, the Yanks got two big home runs to take the lead and then rallied from a one-run deficit in the bottom of the eighth inning with four huge runs. In a crazy game, the Yankees needed each of the insurance runs after a rough night from closer Dellin Betances.

Tags: Adam Warren, Brett Gardner, Brian McCann, Chase Headley, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Luis Cessa, Starlin Castro, Danny Abriano
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New York Yankees shortstop Starlin Castro along with second baseman Ronald Torreyes and outfielder Aaron Judge and outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury celebrate after beating the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. (Evan Habeeb/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees shortstop Starlin Castro along with second baseman Ronald Torreyes and outfielder Aaron Judge and outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury celebrate after beating the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. (Evan Habeeb/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Sunday's 5-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles "kept us alive" in the playoff race.

After losing the first two games of the three-game series against the Orioles, who lead the race for the second wild card spot in the American League, the Yankees rebounded with a win to keep them 3 1/2 games out of the race.

"You can't afford to lose three in a row to these guys," Girardi said, according to Newsday's Erik Boland. "To be able to bounce back today was important."

Tags: Chase Headley, Baltimore Orioles
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 (Peter Aiken)
(Peter Aiken)

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In a span of several days in late July, the New York Yankees traded their closer, were swept by the last-place Tampa Bay Rays and then traded their replacement closer and best hitter to that point in the season.

It was the correct approach, but one that typically signals that focus has shifted to next season. A month later, the Yankees might be a serious playoff contender.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Adam Warren, Alex Rodriguez, Brian McCann, Bryan Mitchell, CC Sabathia, Chase Headley, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino, Mark Teixeira, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Rob Refsnyder, Ronald Torreyes, Starlin Castro, Tyler Clippard
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New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury drives in a run with a single against the Kansas City Royals in the 10th inning at Kauffman Stadium. (John Rieger/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury drives in a run with a single against the Kansas City Royals in the 10th inning at Kauffman Stadium. (John Rieger/USA Today Sports Images)

Jacoby Ellsbury hit a go-ahead RBI infield single in the top of the 10th inning and Chasen Shreve escaped a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the bottom half of the inning as the New York Yankees remained 3 1/2 games back of the second Wild Card spot with a 5-4 win over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium. >> Read more

  • Ellsbury, who went 4-for-5 with an RBI double, hit a single with the bases loaded off Joakim Soria (4-6) after he loaded the bases with two out to break a 4-4 tie.
  • After Ben Heller loaded the bases on a hit batter, single and intentional walk, Shreve struck out Kendrys Morales and got Salvador Perez to fly out to center field to end the game.
  • A 59-minute rain delay after the fifth inning with the Yankees up 4-2 knocked starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka out of the game.
  • Dellin Betances (3-4) blew the save when he allowed the game-tying sac fly to Morales in the eighth inning. With New York up 4-3, Tyler Clippard walked Lorenzo Cain, who stole second and advanced to third base on a Gary Sanchez throwing error and scored on Morales' fly ball.
  • Betances retired all six batters he faced, throwing 16 of 22 pitches for strikes and striking out two batters in two innings.
  • The Yankees went 2-for-16 with runners in scoring position and left 13 runners on base.
  • Aaron Judge hit a two-run home run in the second inning to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead. Ellsbury's RBI double later in the inning made it 3-0.
  • Chase Headley drove in Didi Gregorius with a third-inning sac fly to make it 4-0.
  • Jarrod Dyson hit an RBI triple in the third inning to make it 4-1, and Morales' solo home run in the fourth inning made it 4-2.
  • Tanaka allowed two runs and four hits in five innings before the rain delay. He struck out four batters and had thrown 71 pitches.
  • Cain hit an RBI double off Adam Warren in the sixth inning that made it 4-3.

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That's a huge win for the Yankees, in spite of Joe Girardi's questionable bullpen call in the 10th inning.

Tags: Adam Warren, Chase Headley, Chasen Shreve, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Jacoby Ellsbury, Kansas City Royals, Masahiro Tanaka, Tyler Clippard
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New York Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild talks to starting pitcher Michael Pineda against the Kansas City Royals in the first inning at Kauffman Stadium. (John Rieger/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild talks to starting pitcher Michael Pineda against the Kansas City Royals in the first inning at Kauffman Stadium. (John Rieger/USA Today Sports Images)

After trailing 8-1 after the seventh inning, the New York Yankees brought the game-tying run to the plate in the top of the eighth and ninth innings, but were unable to tie the game in an 8-5 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Monday at Kauffman Stadium. >> Read more

  • Michael Pineda and Blake Parker combined to allow five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to turn a 3-1 game into a seven-run deficit. 
  • Didi Gregorius hit a two-run double, Starlin Castro a sac fly and Chase Headley an RBI single to draw the Yankees within 8-5 in the eighth inning to bring up pinch hitter Mark Teixeira as the tying run. Royals manager Ned Yost brought in Kelvin Herrera, who got Teixeira to ground out to end the inning.
  • In the ninth inning, Gary Sanchez and Gregorius hit two-out singles to bring up the game-tying run in Castro, who struck out on three pitches.
  • Pineda (6-11) allowed five runs and seven hits in six-plus innings.
  • Gregorius went 3 for 5 with two RBIs and Tyler Austin went 2 for 3.
  • Kendrys Morales went 2 for 4 with an RBI. Dillon Gee (6-7) allowed one run and four hits in six innings.
  • Pineda left after surrendering back-to-back singles to start the seventh inning. Tommy Layne retired the only batter he faced, then Parker came in and allowed a three-run home run to Alcides Escobar that made it 6-1. Cheslor Cuthbert and Eric Hosmer hit RBI singles that extended Kansas City's lead.
  • Yankees manager Joe Girardi was ejected in the eighth inning for arguing balls and strikes.

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It is true the initial deficit was due to another terrible first inning by Pineda, but he settled down and the Yankees were still in this game as it entered the bottom of the seventh inning, down just two runs. Cue a late pull of Pineda, plus more of the same from the middle relievers, and the Yanks were down seven runs when the inning ended.

Tags: Chase Headley, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Kansas City Royals, Mark Teixeira, Michael Pineda, Starlin Castro
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GEICO SportsNite: Yanks' loss 00:01:24
Sweeny Murti covers the Yankees loss and the defensive errors that helped Toronto win, 7-4, in the final game of the series.

CC Sabathia got roughed up by the Blue Jays as the Yankees fell, 7-4, to Toronto on Wednesday afternoon.


  • J.A. Happ won his 11th consecutive decision to become the first 17-game winner in the majors
  • Melvin Upton Jr. hit a three-run homer off Sabathia
  • Darwin Barney had an early two-run double for the first-place Blue Jays, who hold a slim lead over Baltimore and Boston in the AL East. Russell Martin added three hits, including an RBI single off Sabathia (7-10)
  • Happ (17-3) pitched into the eighth inning and extended the longest active winning streak in the big leagues. He struck out nine, walked one and yielded solo homers to Gary Sanchez, Starlin Castro and Chase Headley.

The Yankees are off Thursday, but return to action on Friday against the Angels in Anaheim at 10:05 p.m. ET.

Tags: CC Sabathia, Chase Headley, Gary Sanchez, Starlin Castro

 (Bob DeChiara)
(Bob DeChiara)

Luis Severino was hit hard as the Yankees lost to the Red Sox, 5-3, on Tuesday night at Fenway Park.


  • With the Red Sox leading 3-2 in the fifth inning, Dustin Pedroia's RBI double and David Ortiz' run-scoring single extended their lead to 5-2. Andrew Benintendi's RBI double earlier in the frame had given the Red Sox a 3-2 lead.
  • The Yankees drew a bases loaded walk in the ninth inning to cut the deficit to 5-3 but Mark Teixeira struck out to end the game.
  • Dustin Pedroia's two-run double in the third inning tied things, 2-2.
  • Chase Headley's RBI double in the second inning and Brian McCann's run-scoring single in the third had given the Yankees a 2-0 lead.
  • Severino allowed five runs on seven hits while walking none and striking out three in 4 1/3 innings.

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Luis Severino was not nearly as good as he had been coming out of the bullpen since his call-up, and couldn't make an early 2-0 lead hold up. The Yankees are going to have to deal with the growing pains through the rest of the season where it concerns Severino.

Tags: Brian McCann, Chase Headley, Luis Severino, Mark Teixeira
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GEICO SportsNite: Teixeira 00:01:38
Sweeny Murti reports on Mark Teixeira's big offensive night against the Mets in the Yankees' 9-5 victory.

The Yankees hit Steven Matz hard as they beat the Mets, 9-5, on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium.

  • Mark Teixeira's three-run homer in the second inning gave the Yankees a 6-3 lead.
  • After the Mets got within 6-4 in the seventh inning, Rob Refsnyder's sacrifice fly in the bottom half of the inning made it 7-4, Yankees. Later int he frame, a run-scoring infield single from Starlin Castro and a bases loaded walk extended their lead to 9-4.
  • Rene Rivera's RBI single in the second inning tied things, 3-3.
  • The Yankees took a 3-2 lead in the second inning on the strength of a two-run double from Chase Headley and an RBI double by Didi Gregorius.
  • The Mets jumped on Chad Green in the first inning, with Curtis Granderson's leadoff home run and James Loney's RBI single giving them a 2-0 lead.
  • Chad Green allowed three runs on eight hits while walking four and striking out two in 3 2/3 innings.
  • Luis Severino relieved Green and allowed just one run on one hit while walking one and striking out five in 4 1/3 innings.

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The Yankees showed some life in various ways tonight. After Green was shaky, Severino took over and was once again electric.

Tags: Chase Headley, Didi Gregorius, Luis Severino, Mark Teixeira, Nathan Eovaldi, Rob Refsnyder, Starlin Castro
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New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez (13) reacts after he struck out during the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement)
New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez (13) reacts after he struck out during the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement)

The Yankees fell to the Rays 6-3 on Saturday night as the two teams combined for five home runs.

  • Drew Smyly struck out Alex Rodriguez three times.
  • Smyly (3-11) gave up two runs and four hits in six innings, and Alex Colome worked the ninth to get his 24th save.
  • Off starter Nathan Eovaldi, Brad Miller hit a solo homer in the first, and Curt Casali had a two-run drive during the third. Tim Beckman made it 6-2 on a two-run shot in the seventh off Anthony Swarzak.
  • Eovaldi allowed three runs and three hits in six innings.
  • Brett Gardner and Chase Headley homered for the Yankees.

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Losing a series to the Rays is inexcusable after playing so well against some of the top teams in the league the last couple of weeks. The Yankees can blame the offense and middle relief once again.

Tags: Brett Gardner, Chase Headley, Nathan Eovaldi
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Jul 26, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann (34) celebrates with third baseman Chase Headley (12) after scoring a run during the second inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports (Troy Taormina)
Jul 26, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann (34) celebrates with third baseman Chase Headley (12) after scoring a run during the second inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports (Troy Taormina)

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.

  • Trailing 1-0 in the second inning, Didi Gregorius' sacrifice fly and Chase Headley's RBI single gave the Yankees a 2-1 lead.
  • Starlin Castro's run-scoring infield single in the third increased the Yankees' advantage to 3-1.
  • In the fifth inning Headley's sacrifice fly and Aaron Hicks' two-run triple gave the Yankees a 6-1 lead.
  • A solo home run from Evan Gattis in the seventh inning and Marwin Gonzalez in the eighth drew the Astros within 6-3.
  • Sabathia allowed two runs on four hits while walking two and striking out five in 6 2/3 innings.
  • Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller combined for 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief to close out the game.

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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.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Andrew Miller, CC Sabathia, Chase Headley, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Masahiro Tanaka
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda pitches against the Houston Astros in the first inning at Minute Maid Park. (Thomas Shea/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda pitches against the Houston Astros in the first inning at Minute Maid Park. (Thomas Shea/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees RHP Michael Pineda struck out eight batters in seven strong innings and outdueled Houston's Dallas Keuchel in New York's 2-1 win over the Houston Astros on Monday at Minute Maid Park.

Pineda (5-9) settled down after a leadoff home run and escaped trouble in the sixth inning to earn his second straight win and put the Yankees three games over .500 for the first time this season.

"We had a feeling it was going to be a low-scoring game," Chase Headley, who hit an RBI single in the fifth inning and scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, said, according to MLB.com's Bryan Hoch and Brian McTaggart. "Mikey was outstanding. Credit to him. The pitching staff has been great lately and that's a big reason why we're playing a lot better."

Tags: Austin Romine, Chase Headley, Houston Astros, Michael Pineda, Matt Eisenberg
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New York Yankees catcher Austin Romine congratulates shortstop Didi Gregorius after scoring against the Houston Astros in the fifth inning at Minute Maid Park. (Thomas Shea/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees catcher Austin Romine congratulates shortstop Didi Gregorius after scoring against the Houston Astros in the fifth inning at Minute Maid Park. (Thomas Shea/USA Today Sports Images)

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

  • Romine went 2 for 3 and drove in Chase Headley with an RBI double in the eighth inning off Astros starter Dallas Keuchel.
  • Headley also went 2 for 3 and drove in Didi Gregorius with an RBI single in the fifth inning to tie the game at 1.
  • Michael Pineda struck out eight batters in seven innings, giving up one run, five hits and two walks. He settled down after surrendering a leadoff home run to Houston's George Springer by retiring 11 of the next 12 batters he faced.
  • Pineda (5-9) pitched out of a bases-loaded, two-out jam in the sixth inning by getting Alex Bregman, who made his MLB debut, to fly out to right field.
  • Dellin Betances struck out the side in the eighth inning and Andrew Miller pitched the ninth.
  • Keuchel (6-10) allowed two runs and six hits in 7 2/3 innings.

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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.

Tags: Andrew Miller, Austin Romine, CC Sabathia, Chase Headley, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Houston Astros, Michael Pineda
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New York Yankees third baseman Chase Headley (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees third baseman Chase Headley (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees third baseman Chase Headley returned to the team on Thursday after he was scratched from Wednesday's lineup when his 4-year-old son had to be rushed to a local hospital.

Headley told NJ.com's Randy Miller his son underwent a small operation during the All-Star break and had some complications.

"We had to take him to the hospital and he had to have another procedure, but he's doing a lot better," Headley said. "I don't remember a whole lot of days in my life that were worse, but I'm thankful that he's got the care that's needed and he's doing a lot better. He's in great condition."

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New York Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro rounds the bases on his two run home run during the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro rounds the bases on his two run home run during the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)

Starlin Castro and Didi Gregorius combined to go 4 for 7 with four RBIs, and three New York Yankees pitchers shut down the Baltimore Orioles in a 7-1 win on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium.

Castro hit a two-run home run in the second inning that gave New York a 2-0 lead and hit a two-run double in the sixth inning that made it 5-1, as the Yankees won their third straight game and climbed above .500.

"It's big for us," Castro said, according to the New York Daily News' Mark Feinsand, on getting above .500. "I think that's the way that we're looking to be at that point. I think we are a great team. We just keep positive and keep fighting, I think that we're going to be good."

Tags: Chase Headley, Didi Gregorius, Nathan Eovaldi, Nick Goody, Baltimore Orioles
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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees' win 00:01:24
SNY's Sweeny Murti reports from Yankee Stadium where Joe Girardi, Brian McCann and Rob Refsnyder discuss the 7-1 win over the Orioles.

Nathan Eovaldi allowed one run on four hits in 5 1/3 innings in his return to the starting rotation as the Yankees beat the Orioles, 7-1, on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.

  • Starlin Castro's two-run homer in the second inning gave the Yankees a 2-0 lead.
  • Jacoby Ellsbury's RBI single in the bottom of the fifth extended New York's advantage to 3-0.
  • The Orioles drew within 3-1 in the sixth on the strength of Joey Rickard's RBI double.
  • Castro's two-run double in the bottom of the sixth increased the Yankees' lead to 5-1.
  • Chase Headley's two-run homer in the eighth inning made it 7-1, Yankees.
  • Anthony Swarzak tossed 2 2/3 perfect innings in relief of Eovaldi.

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The thorn in the Yankees' side besides their lackluster offense has been the performance of their middle relievers. For at least one night, Anthony Swarzak and Nick Goody let us all forget about that.

Tags: Chase Headley, Jacoby Ellsbury, Nathan Eovaldi, Starlin Castro
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 (Caylor Arnold)
(Caylor Arnold)

The Yankees recorded a season-high 20 hits and Masahiro Tanaka tossed eight scoreless innings as they beat the White Sox, 9-0, on Tuesday night in Chicago.

  • Carlos Beltran delivered an RBI single in the second inning and the White Sox committed a run-scoring error later in the frame as the Yankees took a 2-0 lead.
  • Chase Headley's two-run homer in the third inning upped the Yankees' lead to 4-0.
  • Mark Teixeira's RBI double in the fourth inning made it 5-0 Yankees and Austin Romine's solo homer in the fifth increased their advantage to 6-0.
  • Rob Refsnyder and Aaron Hicks had RBI doubles in the eighth inning as the Yankees took an 8-0 lead.

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The Yankees have been waiting for a stress-free game for a long time. The team received an excellent starting performance supported by more than enough offense and tidy relief pitching. After all the disappointments this season, we cannot infer anything more from tonight's game other than they clicked on all cylinders for a change.

Tags: Austin Romine, Carlos Beltran, Chase Headley, Mark Teixeira, Masahiro Tanaka, Rob Refsnyder
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New York Yankees third baseman Chase Headley (12) scores in front of Texas Rangers relief pitcher Tony Barnette (43) on a passed ball by Texas Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos (not pictured) during the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium. Yankees won 2-1. ( Adam Hunger)
New York Yankees third baseman Chase Headley (12) scores in front of Texas Rangers relief pitcher Tony Barnette (43) on a passed ball by Texas Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos (not pictured) during the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium. Yankees won 2-1. ( Adam Hunger)

Chase Headley scored on a passed ball in the bottom of the ninth as the Yankees walked off against the Rangers on Thursday afternoon, 2-1.

  • Four New York pitchers combined to strike out the Rangers 16 times.
  • Michael Pineda struck out 12 over six innings. He allowed just two hits, including a solo home run in the first inning.
  • Didi Gregorious homered for the second-straight day, a solo shot in the fifth inning.
  • Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman closed out the game for New York.

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The baseball proverb states, "momentum is only as good as the next day's starting pitcher." Pineda complied, and the Yankees offense waited until the bottom of the ninth to use some of the carryover effect (albeit from a passed ball) from Wednesday night's walk-off victory, with their second straight last at-bat win.

Tags: Chase Headley, Didi Gregorius, Michael Pineda
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 (Noah K. Murray)
(Noah K. Murray)

The Yankees erased a 4-run deficit in the ninth inning as they beat the Rangers, 9-7, on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium.


  • Didi Gregorius hit a two-run walkoff homer in the ninth inning to give the Yankees a 9-7 win.
  • Trailing 7-4 with one out in the ninth, Brian McCann hit a three-run homer to tie things, 7-7.
  • With the game tied, 1-1, in the third inning, Nomar Mazara's three-run double gave the Rangers a 4-1 lead. Prince Fielder's RBI single later in the frame extended Texas' lead to 5-1
  • Rougned Odor's solo homer in the sixth inning upped the Rangers' advantage to 6-1.
  • Chase Headley's sacrifice fly in the sixth inning drew the Yankees within 6-2, but Adrian Beltre's solo homer in the eighth inning restored the Rangers' five-run lead. 
  • Elvis Andrus' RBI single in the top of the second inning gave the Rangers a 1-0 lead, and Chae Headley tied things with a solo homer in the bottom half of the inning.
  • Masahiro Tanaka allowed six runs on eight hits while walking one and striking out seven in six innings.

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Just when I thought the Yankees were set to convince general manager Brian Cashman that it was time to take some of the sell-off talk seriously, they showed some fight.

Tags: Brian McCann, Chase Headley, Masahiro Tanaka
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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees win 00:01:21
Sweeny Murti breaks down all the action from the Yankees' exciting walk-off win Wednesday over the Colorado Rockies.

The Yankees scored four early, four late and one at the end to win a wild one over the Rockies, 9-8.


Starlin Castro hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to win it for the Yankees.

Chase Headley hit a grand slam in the second inning. 

Tags: Carlos Beltran, CC Sabathia, Chase Headley, Christopher Carelli
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New York Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran hits a two run home run in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. (Jesse Johnson/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran hits a two run home run in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. (Jesse Johnson/USA Today Sports Images)

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 MillerDellin Betances and Aroldis Chapman have been the subject of rumors according to multiple reports.

Tags: Andrew Miller, Carlos Beltran, Chase Headley, Dellin Betances
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New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances throws a pitch during the seventh inning in a game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. (Nick Turchiaro/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances throws a pitch during the seventh inning in a game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. (Nick Turchiaro/USA Today Sports Images)

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."

Tags: Andrew Miller, CC Sabathia, Chase Headley, Dellin Betances, Toronto Blue Jays
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