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(Jonathan Dyer)

Chris Carelli, SNY.tv

Bullpen use is evolving in the Major Leagues and if there is a team that has a chance to utilize one of the "new" nuances, it is the New York Yankees.

I'm not speaking of the best relievers coming into games in the fifth or sixth inning as we saw often during the 2016 postseason. While the Indians' deployment of Andrew Miller demonstrated how effective teams can be when they employ relievers that are not only dominant, but can also last more than one inning in the process, such use throughout the regular season is seen as unrealistic.

The Yankees have two dominant relievers in Dellin Betances and Aroldis Chapman, but each of them should be relegated to one-inning performances for the most part this season. If the club reaches the postseason, they could extend their appearances, but I don't expect it to happen often in the regular season.

Tags: Adam Warren, Alroldis Chapman, Bryan Mitchell, CC Sabathia, Dellin Betances, Luis Cessa, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Tyler Clippard, Chris Carelli
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(Logan Bowles)

Yankees manager Joe Girardi is concerned about the potential toll the World Baseball Classic could have on pitchers, and has an idea regarding how that can be addressed.

Girardi suggested Tuesday that the first two rounds of the WBC should be pushed back a week, and that the semifinals and championship should be played in the days before the All-Star Game (with the entire league getting those days off).

"You hope that guys don't necessarily have to throw two days in a row this early," Girardi said, according to Dave Lennon of Newsday. "But you get an extra-inning game, and then you can only use so many guys, and it becomes tough."

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The Yankees have five players who are favorites to make the 25-man roster participating in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, which begins Monday with Round Robin play. What is the potential level of impact for the players and the club?

No impact

Tyler Clippard, who is on the United States club, will likely feel no impact from his participation. The veteran 34-year-old right handed reliever came to camp with a job locked down and nothing in particular to work on other than getting ready for the regular season...

Tags: Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Luis Severino, Tyler Clippard, Chris Carelli
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New York Yankees relief pitcher Tommy Layne (39) pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Tommy Layne (39) pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)

Chris Carelli, SNY.tv

Bullpens continue to grow into a major facet of a club's makeup. It's no longer enough to have some decent relievers and a strong closer. Rather, teams focus on building formidable backend combinations, which in some cases stretch five relievers strong.

The known

Tags: Adam Warren, Alroldis Chapman, Bryan Mitchell, Chasen Shreve, Dellin Betances, Jon Niese, Tyler Clippard, Chris Carelli
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(Anthony Gruppuso)

Yankees RHP Dellin Betacnes said he's ready to move on from the critical comments Yankees president Randy Levine made about him after his arbitration ruling.

"Once I said everything I had to say, I left it behind me,'' Betances told the NY Post. "Being here with my teammates, I was quickly able to focus on baseball. Being here with the guys you go to battle with, that helps everything.''

Levine recently called Betances a victim of "over-the-top demands based on very little sense of reality" by his agents, who he said "used" Betances.

Betances, who didn't want to speak to Levine at the time and hasn't spoken to him since, had filed at $5 million while the Yankees filed (and won) at $3 million,..

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New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances pitches during spring training at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances pitches during spring training at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports)

The head of the baseball players' union says "that page has been turned" in the spat regarding New York Yankees President Randy Levine and what he said about reliever Dellin Betances' agents.

Levine had called Betances a victim of "over-the-top demands based on very little sense of reality" by his representatives at an arbitration hearing on Feb 18. The Yankees beat Betances in the case, and he will be paid $3 million rather than his $5 million request.

"Dellin is focused in on the season, we're focused in on the season and look forward to have him continue to do what he's always done, which has been a tremendous contributor to his club and winning on the field," union chief Tony Clark said Sunday.

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Levine vs. Betances 00:04:06
The Yankees have an awkward situation on their hands after team president Randy Levine publicly criticized reliever Dellin Betances.

Dellin Betances doesn't feel he needs to talk with Randy Levine after the New York Yankees president called the reliever a victim of "over-the-top demands based on very little sense of reality" by his representatives at an arbitration hearing Friday won by the team.

The Yankees beat Betances in the year's final salary arbitration case, and the relief pitcher will be paid $3 million rather than his $5 million request.

Levine, on Saturday after the decision was announced, said he felt bad that Betances "was used that way by his agents."

"I don't feel like I need to speak to him," Betances said Sunday. "I don't know how they feel on their part. I'm just going to try to get ready, prepare for the season. Try to help my teammates as much as I can win ballgames and perform the best I can."

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New York Yankees pitcher Dellin Betances pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees pitcher Dellin Betances pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)

Dellin Betances' agent and a top players union executive took exception to Yankees president Randy Levine's comments about the reliever's arbitration case, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. 

Earlier in the day, Levine held a conference where he lashed out at Betances' agent, Jim Murray, over the $5 million he asked for in the hearing. An arbitrator sided with the Yankees' $3 million figure. 

Union executive Rick Shapiro was displeased at what Levine had to say about the case, especially after the Yankees won. 

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GEICO SportsNite: Betances 00:02:59
Dellin Betances and Yankees president Randy Levine sparred through the media following a heated arbitration hearing.

The Yankees defeated reliever Dellin Betances during the reliever's arbitration hearing, but Yankees president Randy Levine was not happy with the situation and said the case happened in part because of Betances' agent's overzealousness.

Betances filed at $5 million while the Yankees had a figure of $3 million, which an arbitrator agreed with. Levine said the $5 million that agent Jim Murray pushed for was just not an ideal or realistic number for Betances, who is not a true closer. 

"What his agent did was make him a victim of an attempt to change a marketplace in baseball that has been well established for 30 or 40 years," Levine said Saturday. "And I feel bad for Dellin that he was used in that way by his agent, because anyone who knows about this process that the history is very much established that $5 million goes to elite closers."

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Sweney Murti reports on all the latest news from Yankees camp and general manager Brian Cashman speaks to the media.

Chris Carelli, SNY.tv

Dellin Betances has the talent to be a closer. However, the mammoth right-hander seems more at ease as the precursor to close out games. Fortunately for the Yankees, Betances will reassume that role in 2017.

How did Betances fare in 2016?

Tags: Alroldis Chapman, Dellin Betances, 2017 Expectations, Tyler Clippard, Chris Carelli
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(Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)

Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner spoke with the media on Wednesday in Tampa. Here's what we learned...

  • Expectations are high, like always, even though there will be lots of young players added to the mix who have to prove themselves.
  • The Yankees will always field a championship-caliber team, making sure they have a good mix of marquee veterans and young players.
  • The Yankees love Joe Girardi but won't deal with a potential contract extension until after the season.

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV

The Yankees have been trying long and hard to convert the roster from a glut of aging veterans to a mix of youth and veterans...

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New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (54) pitches against the Kansas City Royals during the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (54) pitches against the Kansas City Royals during the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)

Chris Carelli, SNY.tv

Aroldis Chapman is the hardest throwing closer in the game and one of the few must-see Yankees. That's all well and good, but will Chapman be able to push the Yankees into playoff contention behind his 100+ mph fastballs?

How did Chapman fare in 2016?

Tags: Alroldis Chapman, Dellin Betances, 2017 Expectations, Chris Carelli
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New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (28) talks on the dugout phone during the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (28) talks on the dugout phone during the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)

Chris Carelli, SNY.tv

While a good number of players have already reported to Tampa, Tuesday marks the official beginning of spring training for the New York Yankees. As any other club, the Yankees have several areas of uncertainty which they hope will be resolved by April.

Who rounds out rotation?

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Adam Warren, Alroldis Chapman, Bryan Mitchell, Dellin Betances, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Luis Cessa, Luis Severino, Tyler Austin, Tyler Clippard, Chris Carelli
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 (Neville E. Guard)
(Neville E. Guard)

The Yankees made a late push to sign free agent RH reliever Sergio Romoreports Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com.

Romo agreed to a one-year deal with the Dodgers on Monday, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.

The 33-year-old Romo had a 2.64 ERA (3.80 FIP) and 1.07 WHIP with 33 strikeouts in 30 2/3 innings (40 appearances) for the Giants last season.

Tags: Adam Warren, Bryan Mitchell, Dellin Betances, Luis Cessa, Luis Severino, Tyler Clippard
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(AP)

LHP Aroldis Chapman is the second-best reliever in baseball, while RHP Dellin Betances is the ninth-best, according to a Top 10 list released by the MLB Network.

LHP Andrew Miller, who the Yankees traded to the Indians last July, was ranked as the best reliever in baseball.

The list is compiled after taking into account "player performance over several seasons with an emphasis on 2016," as well as "projected perforrmance for the upcoming season."

The 28-year-old Chapman, who signed a five-year deal with the Yankees this offseason after being traded to the Cubs in July, had a 2.01 ERA (1.93 FIP) and 0.89 WHIP while striking out 44 batters in 31 1/3 innings (31 appearances) and saving 20 games for the Yankees last season before the trade.

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New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances delivers a pitch during the eighth inning against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances delivers a pitch during the eighth inning against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)

In an effort to improve his defense, Yankees reliever Dellin Betances worked out in Florida last month to better that portion of his game, he told the New York Post

Betances made three errors on 13 chances a season ago and said he has worked with pitching coach Larry Rothschild to make sure something like that doesn't happen again, especially on plays where he has to make a throw to a base. 

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New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances pitches in the seventh inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. (Rick Osentoski/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances pitches in the seventh inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. (Rick Osentoski/USA Today Sports Images)

Latest Update (Feb. 5)

The Yankees and relief pitcher Dellin Betances will go to an arbitration hearing on Feb. 17 to decide his 2017 contract, reports George A King III of the New York Post.

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(GAIL BURTON/AP)

The Yankees will avoid arbitration with RHP Michael Pineda, agreeing to a one-year deal, the team announced Friday. 

The deal is worth worth $7.4 million, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag sports.

Pineda, 27, had a 4.82 ERA (3.79 FIP) and 1.34 WHIP with 207 strikeouts in 175 2/3 innings (32 starts) last season.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Adam Warren, Austin Romine, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Michael Pineda
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(Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV:

The 2016 MLB postseason thrust relief pitching to the forefront of the game.

Teams with dominant relievers who could be used during high-leverage situations regardless of the inning and for more than three outs succeeded. The contention that such usage of bullpen arms would not survive the rigors of the regular season is fair, but how close can teams get to the style?

Tags: Bryan Mitchell, Dellin Betances, Luis Cessa, Luis Severino, Tyler Clippard, Chris Carelli
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Chapman signs with Yanks 00:05:12
The BNNY panel discuss the Aroldis Chapman signing with the Yankees and his comments on his use in the World Series for the Chicago Cubs.

Aroldis Chapman said Friday that the Marlins were close to signing him, but that he felt the Yankees were the more stable organization.

"The Marlins were close on signing me, but at the end, my wish was to come back to the Yankees," Chapman said during a conference call.

Chapman added that the Marlins' history of roster changes was what made them the less-stable option.

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GEICO SportsNite: Chapman 00:04:36
Sweeny Murti discusses the Yankees' reported five-year, $86 million deal with closer Aroldis Chapman.

The Yankees have DFA'd RHP Nick Goody to make room on the 40-man roster for re-signed LHP Aroldis Chapman, the team announced.

The Yankees and Chapman recently agreed to a five-year, $86 million deal.

"I love the (Yankees) organization," Chapman told ESPN's Marly Rivera. "They welcomed me with open arms and that's why I decided to go back. I was hoping I had a chance to go back and it happened."

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(Rick Osentoski)

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV:

The Yankees have the makings of a top notch back-end of the bullpen with Tyler Clippard, Dellin Betances, and Aroldis Chapman handling late innings, but adding another veteran reliever might go a long way in lengthening the club's relief efforts.

Before delving into the options available, it is important to stress that the Yankees could likely benefit from the excess of starting pitching options who will not secure one or both of the remaining rotation spots. In my view, one of the rotation candidates, Adam Warren, is more likely to work out of the bullpen, but his services should not preclude the Yankees from investigating the addition of one more reliever.

Tags: Adam Warren, Dellin Betances, Tyler Clippard, Chris Carelli
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Happy Hollidays 00:02:29
The Daily News Live panel discusses the Yankees' signing of veteran Matt Holliday and ponders his impact on the team in 2017.

The Yankees have a plan and signing Matt Holliday as their designated hitter signals they are sticking to it.

GM Brian Cashman weighed several long-term and short-term options on the DH market, but the blueprint for the organization screamed one-year deal, to which they settled. The club is not one year from serious World Series contention -- in fact they might be a couple of years away. So long-term deals for a DH made little sense.

I was hoping the Yankees would reunite with switch-hitter Carlos Beltran because I felt his left-handed power was a necessity and he was also looking for a one-year deal. Once Beltran signed with the Astros, I figured that Brandon Moss, a left-handed masher, would be a solid option. The Yankees obviously felt that they had enough left-handed hitters in the lineup and that adding another was not necessary.

Tags: Dellin Betances, Gary Sanchez, Tyler Clippard, Chris Carelli
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(Kevin Sousa)

Friday is the deadline to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible players, and the Yankees do not seem to have any difficult decisions to make. After releasing Nathan Eovaldi and Dustin Ackley last week, the remaining arbitration eligible players each have reasonable cases to receive contracts from the Yankees.

Note: Player's estimated arbitration figure in parenthesis provided by MLB Trade Rumors.

Dellin Betances ($3.4 million)

The Yankees are rumored to be interested in signing an elite free agent closer, with Aroldis Chapman on the winter wish list, but tendering Betances a contract is a no-brainer. Betances has become one of the top relievers in the game himself, enough so that Yankees GM Brian Cashman has indicated the club would be content with Betances controlling the ninth inning if they do not sign Chapman, Kenley Jansen or Mark Melancon. In a monetary sense, Betances making one-fifth the salary of his potential bullpen mate for virtually the same production is a major value to the Yankees.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Adam Warren, Austin Romine, Brett Gardner, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Michael Pineda
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New York Yankees RHP Dellin Betances (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees RHP Dellin Betances (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees RHP Dellin Betances will pitch for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic in March.

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(Brad Penner)

Yankees GM Brian Cashman spoke with Boomer and Carton on WFAN 660 AM on Thursday morning. Here's what we learned...

On free agent LHP Aroldis Chapman:

"It would be nice to have him back in the pen," Cashman said, adding that the team has not lost faith in Dellin Betances. According to Cashman, if the Yankees don't bring in a high-end reliever, Betances will be the closer in 2017.

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New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances (68) pumps his fist after they beat the against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3. (Kim Klement)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances (68) pumps his fist after they beat the against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3. (Kim Klement)

Dellin Betances and Tyler Clippard are the only two pitchers that have guaranteed spots in the Yankees' 2017 bullpen, Brian Cashman told reporters at the GM meetings in Arizona

Cashman said earlier in the week that pitching is a priority for the offseason and he and the Yankees have already reached out to closer Aroldis Chapman's agentsAccording to Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago, Chapman is seeking a $100 million contract. 

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Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman delivers a pitch against the Cleveland Indians during the seventh inning in Game 5 of the 2016 World Series at Wrigley Field. (Dennis Wierzbicki/USA Today Sports Images)
Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman delivers a pitch against the Cleveland Indians during the seventh inning in Game 5 of the 2016 World Series at Wrigley Field. (Dennis Wierzbicki/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman said he has already reached out to LHP Aroldis Chapman's agents now that he is a free agent.

Tags: Andrew Miller, Aroldis Chapman, Dellin Betances
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Chicago Cubs LHP Aroldis Chapman pitches in Game 7 of the World Series. (Tommy Gilligan/USA Today Sports Images)
Chicago Cubs LHP Aroldis Chapman pitches in Game 7 of the World Series. (Tommy Gilligan/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman said the team will focus on improving its pitching staff when free agency begins Tuesday, and the Yankees are expected to pursue LHP Aroldis Chapman, whom they traded to the Cubs at the trade deadline.

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Aug 31, 2016; Kansas City, MO, USA; New York Yankees pitcher Dillin Betances (68) celebrates with catcher Gary Sanchez (24) after beating the Kansas City Royals in thirteen inning at Kauffman Stadium. The Yankees won 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports (Peter Aiken)
Aug 31, 2016; Kansas City, MO, USA; New York Yankees pitcher Dillin Betances (68) celebrates with catcher Gary Sanchez (24) after beating the Kansas City Royals in thirteen inning at Kauffman Stadium. The Yankees won 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports (Peter Aiken)

Former Yankee Mariano Rivera said despite struggles Dellin Betances had at the end of the season, the new closer still has the talent to pitch well at the end of games, reports Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News. Rivera was on hand at Wrigley Field on Saturday night as part of a pregame ceremony to hand out awards for the top relievers in baseball. There, Rivera said Betances can still pitch well in the closer's roll that he had problems with at the end of last season.

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New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (28) talks with catcher Gary Sanchez (24) in the dugout during the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement)
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (28) talks with catcher Gary Sanchez (24) in the dugout during the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement)

The New York Yankees were hardly favorites to return to the postseason, but they certainly had the pieces in place to make a run. Unfortunately, several variables kept the Yankees from reaching their goal in 2016. Will the organization take measures to address the mistakes during the offseason and through the regular season?False sense of security in Teixeira and RodriguezThe Yankees scored the second-most runs in the American League in 2015, led by surprise production from first baseman Mark Teixeira and designated hitter Alex Rodriguez. The players combined for 64 home runs and 165 RBIs that season completely surpassing expectations. However, the Yankees made a poor assumption that they would receive similar performances from an injury-plagued Teixeira and an aging Rodriguez.

Tags: Adam Warren, Alex Rodriguez, Brett Gardner, Brian McCann, Bryan Mitchell, Dellin Betances, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Jacoby Ellsbury, Mark Teixeira, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Nathan Eovaldi, Tyler Clippard, Chris Carelli
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Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (54) pitches against the San Francisco Giants during the ninth inning during game two of the 2016 NLDS playoff baseball series at Wrigley Field. (Dennis Wierzbicki)
Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (54) pitches against the San Francisco Giants during the ninth inning during game two of the 2016 NLDS playoff baseball series at Wrigley Field. (Dennis Wierzbicki)

The New York Yankees have built strong endgame relief crews since the mid-90's -- Mariano Rivera to John Wetteland, Jeff Nelson and Mike Stanton to Rivera, David Robertson to Rivera, Dellin Betances to Robertson, Betances to Andrew Miller and Betances and Miller to Aroldis Chapman. Presently, the Yankees do not boast such a combination. Fortunately, there will be three elite relievers on the free agent market this offseason from which the Yankees can pursue to pair with Betances. Which is the best fit?

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 (Andy Marlin)
(Andy Marlin)

For years, the New York Yankees preached wanting to change how they operate the franchise, and this season they followed through at each administrative level of the organization.The Yankees did something they had not done since the early 90's -- trade veterans as part of a sell-off before the non-waiver trade deadline. Yankees GM Brian Cashman convinced ownership that this was the time to fill the farm system with as many top prospects as they could obtain for three talented players, two of whom are set to become free agents at the end of this season.The Yankees also managed to push Alex Rodriguez out the door one season before his contract was set to expire, and took at-bats away from veterans like Mark Teixeira and Brian McCann. The club turned to three prospects to prop up a stagnant offense and it nearly worked well enough to secure a spot in the playoffs.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Adam Warren, Alex Rodriguez, Brian McCann, CC Sabathia, Dellin Betances, Mark Teixeira, Chris Carelli
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 (John Rieger)
(John Rieger)

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.

Tags: Ivan Nova, Adam Warren, Andrew Miller, Bryan Mitchell, CC Sabathia, Dellin Betances, Luis Cessa, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Nathan Eovaldi, Richard Bleier, Tyler Clippard, Chris Carelli
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(Adam Hunger)

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The New York Yankees turned a ho-hum season into one of excitement as they made a run into postseason contention amid roster turnover. While the run came to an official end Thursday night, the final series of the regular season still carries importance to the Yankees.

Last look at some kids

Tags: Dellin Betances, Luis Severino, Mark Teixeira, Masahiro Tanaka, Mason Williams, Rob Refsnyder
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New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (Dan Hamilton/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (Dan Hamilton/USA Today Sports Images)

Aaron Hicks and Mark Teixeira homered in a five-run ninth inning and the New York Yankees hung on to beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 7-5, Monday at Rogers Centre. >> Read more

  • Teixeira hit a one-out home run off Jason GrilliDidi Gregorius followed with a single and Hicks homered to right field to break the 3-3 tie.
  • Jacoby Ellsbury hit an RBI single and Gary Sanchez a sac fly off Danny Barnes that gave the Yankees a 7-3 lead.
  • Dellin Betances walked two batters and made an error in the bottom of the ninth inning before he was pulled without recording an out.
  • Tommy Layne came in and allowed two runs on a bases-loaded walk and Dioner Navarro single, but got Russell Martin to ground into a fielder's choice and Troy Tulowitzki to foul out to end the game.
  • Manager Joe Girardi, starting pitcher Luis Severino, pitching coach Larry Rothschild and bench coach Rob Thomson were all ejected by the second inning.
  • Jonathn Holder allowed two runs in the third inning on a Tulowitzki RBI double and Michael Saunders RBI single that gave the Blue Jays a 3-1 lead.
  • Brett Gardner went 3 for 4 with three runs scored and Ellsbury went 2 for 4 with two RBIs. Sanchez hit an RBI ground out in the first inning.

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The Yankees' performance over the 14 games previous to Monday's seemed to demonstrate the club had no fight left in them, which seemed ridiculous considering they were closing in on a playoff spot after a seven-game win streak. But, J.A. Happ provided a spark by "having his teammate's back," to which Severino added gasoline by retaliating in kind.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Brett Gardner, Dellin Betances, Gary Sanchez, Jacoby Ellsbury, Luis Severino, Mark Teixeira, Toronto Blue Jays
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New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (28) looks on against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement)
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (28) looks on against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement)

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In a matter of just over two weeks the New York Yankees thrust themselves into the heart of the playoff picture with a seven-game winning streak and then quickly plummeted from it, by losing seven out of eight games. With 13 games left on the schedule and a four-game deficit to overcome, what do the Yankees do from here?

In my view, the Yankees must return to the place they were on Aug. 1. At that time the club rightfully decided to focus on the future by dealing their best players and proceeded to call-up some of their best prospects over the subsequent days. The idea was to remain competitive, but provide some valuable experience for players the organization felt were a part of the future. What happened on the field was unexpected - a 17-11 month - and might be directly related to the one day at a time mentality the club possessed.

Tags: CC Sabathia, Dellin Betances, Mark Teixeira, Masahiro Tanaka, Christopher Carelli
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New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances (68) looks on as Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) hits a single to drive in a run in the ninth inning at Fenway Park. The Red Sox defeated the Yankees 7-5. (David Butler II)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances (68) looks on as Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) hits a single to drive in a run in the ninth inning at Fenway Park. The Red Sox defeated the Yankees 7-5. (David Butler II)

Pitcher Dellin Betances will not be available to pitch Friday night, and possibly Saturday, so RHP Tyler Clippard will fill in as the team's closer, reports ESPN New York's Andrew Marchand

Betances had thrown in three consecutive games (57 pitches) and blew Thursday night's save against the Red Sox, allowing four runs, including the game-winning home run to Hanley Ramirez. 

He also allowed two unearned runs against the Dodgers in an inning of work on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium. 

Clippard has a 0.47 ERA in 21 appearances (19 innings) since rejoining the Yankees at the non-waiver trade deadline. 

Tags: Dellin Betances, Boston Red Sox, Tyler Clippard

New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances returns to the mound after throwing a pitch to Boston Red Sox first baseman Hanley Ramirez in the ninth inning at Fenway Park. (David Butler II/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances returns to the mound after throwing a pitch to Boston Red Sox first baseman Hanley Ramirez in the ninth inning at Fenway Park. (David Butler II/USA Today Sports Images)

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."

Tags: Andrew Miller, Aroldis Chapman, Dellin Betances, Boston Red Sox
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GEICO SportsNite: Yanks' loss 00:00:40
Sweeny Murti breaks down all the action from the Yankees' 2-0 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the series finale.

Dellin Betances allowed two runs in the ninth inning of a scoreless game as the Yankees lost to the Dodgers, 2-0, on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.

  • Betances surrendered an RBI double to Justin Turner in the ninth as the Dodgers took a 1-0 lead. Later in the inning, Betances threw away a grounder from Yasmani Grandal, allowing Los Angeles to up their lead to 2-0.
  • Michael Pineda allowed two hits while walking two and striking out five in four scoreless innings.
  • The Yankees managed just one hit in five innings against Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw, and had three hits overall.
  • Luis Severino and Tyler Clippard combined to toss three scoreless innings in relief.

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The Yankees had to feel good once Clayton Kershaw exited the game after five innings with the game knotted at zero, but those feelings dissipated with their closer on the mound in a messy ninth inning.

Tags: Dellin Betances, Luis Severino, Michael Pineda, Tyler Clippard
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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees top LA 00:01:40
Sweeny Murti joins GEICO SportsNite to recap the Yankees' 3-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Yankee Stadium.

CC Sabathia threw 6 1/3 scoreless innings and a pair of seventh inning homers broke a scoreless tie as the Yankees beat the Dodgers, 3-0, on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.

  • Jacoby Ellsbury and Didi Gregorius hit solo home runs in the seventh inning to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead.
  • Gary Sanchez hit a solo homer in the eighth inning to increase New York's lead to 3-0.
  • Sabathia allowed three hits while walking one and striking out seven in his 6 1/3 shutout innings.
  • Adam Warren and Tyler Clippard each tossed 2/3 of an inning in relief.
  • Dellin Betances tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings to earn the save.
  • RF Aaron Judge left the game prior to the fifth inning after straining his right oblique. He was replaced by Ellsbury.

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The Yankees needed a big start from someone other than Masahiro Tanaka, and Sabathia came through in a big way. The left-hander was thoroughly in control in this one, allowing just four baserunners and striking out seven.

Tags: Adam Warren, CC Sabathia, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Jacoby Ellsbury, Tyler Clippard, Danny Abriano
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New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)

Luis Severino pitched three scoreless innings in relief in the New York Yankees' 2-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.

Severino twice pitched out of a jam involving a runner in scoring position. He struck out Jose Bautista with a runner on second base to end the sixth inning, and struck out Melvin Upton Jr. with a runner on third base to end the seventh.

Severino, 22, has appeared as a reliever in seven games this season, giving up one unearned run, two hits and six walks in 14 1/3 innings. In nine starts this season, he is 0-8 with an 8.58 ERA.

Tags: Austin Romine, Bryan Mitchell, Dellin Betances, Luis Severino, Mark Teixeira, Tyler Clippard
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New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner catches a fly ball by Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak to end the game during the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner catches a fly ball by Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak to end the game during the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

With the bases loaded and two men out in a one-run game in the ninth inning, Brett Gardner made a leaping catch at the wall to preserve the New York Yankees' 7-6 win over the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday.

Gardner's catch helped the Ysnkees, who have won three in a row, five of seven and nine of 13, stay within 3 1/2 games of the second wild card spot and move them within 4 1/2 games of the AL East. 

"We have been playing good baseball. I'm sure teams in front of us have taken notice," Gardner said, according to the New York Daily News' Anthony McCarron. "I don't want to say we're scaring some people, but we're obviously playing better baseball, which is good to see."

Tags: Brett Gardner, Dellin Betances
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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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 (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 designated hitter Brian McCann hits a sacrifice fly to drive in the go-ahead run against the Kansas City Royals during the 13th inning at Kauffman Stadium. (Peter Aiken/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees designated hitter Brian McCann hits a sacrifice fly to drive in the go-ahead run against the Kansas City Royals during the 13th inning at Kauffman Stadium. (Peter Aiken/USA Today Sports Images)

Brian McCann hit a go-ahead sac fly in the 13th inning as the New York Yankees erased a 4-0 deficit to beat the Kansas City Royals, 5-4, on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium for their second straight extra-inning win. >> Read more

  • Didi Gregorius led off the 13th inning with an infield single off Chris Young (3-9), advanced to third on Starlin Castro's double and scored when McCann hit a sac fly off Matt Strahm.
  • The Yankees' bullpen threw seven scoreless, hitless innings of relief to shut down the Royals. A night after pitching two innings of relief, Dellin Betances recorded his seventh save of the season with a scoreless 13th inning. Ben Heller (1-0) pitched the 12th inning to earn the win.
  • With the win, the Yankees moved 2 1/2 games back of the Baltimore Orioles and Detroit Tigers for the second Wild Card spot.
  • Trailing 4-0 in the sixth inning, Gregorious delivered a sacrifice fly and Castro hit a two-run homer to cut Kansas City's lead to 4-3.
  • Jacoby Ellsbury's sacrifice fly in the seventh inning tied the game at 4.
  • Luis Cessa allowed four runs (three earned) and six hits in six innings.
  • Kendrys Morales hit a two-run homer in the first inning to give the Royals a 2-0 lead.
  • In the second inning, Alcides Escobar's double drove in Paulo Orlando to make it 3-0.
  • Eric Hosmer's solo homer in the third inning extended the Royals' advantage to 4-0.
  • The Royals only got one hit, a Salvador Perez infield single in the sixth inning, after the third inning.
  • Ian Kennedy allowed four runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings.

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The Yankees reversed roles with the Royals on Wednesday, tying the score after falling behind 4-0. Unlike the Royals, the Yankees were able to take the lead (eventually) and then hold on for the victory.

Tags: Brian McCann, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Jacoby Ellsbury, Kansas City Royals, Luis Cessa, Starlin Castro
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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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 (Joe Nicholson)
(Joe Nicholson)

Masahiro Tanaka tossed seven scoreless innings as the Yankees beat the Mariners, 4-0, on Wednesday in Seattle in the finale of their three-game series.


  • Gary Sanchez gave the Yankees a 1-0 lead in the first inning with his ninth home run of the season.
  • In the second inning, Tyler Austin's RBI single increased the Yankees' lead to 2-0.
  • Brett Gardner's sacrifice fly in the fourth inning made it 3-0, and Mark Teixeira's sacrifice fly in the seventh upped their advantage to 4-0.
  • Starlin Castro's sacrifice fly in the ninth inning made it 5-0 Yankees and closed out the scoring.
  • Tanaka allowed six hits while walking one and striking out five during his seven shutout innings.
  • Tyler Clippard (2/3 of an inning) and Dellin Betances (1 1/3 innings) combined to close things out.


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Tags: Brett Gardner, Dellin Betances, Gary Sanchez, Mark Teixeira, Masahiro Tanaka, Starlin Castro, Tyler Clippard, Danny Abriano
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GEICO SportsNite: Yanks' success 00:01:43
Sweeny Murti covers the Yankees' recent success, highlighted by Chad Green's gem against the Blue Jays and Aaron Judge's hot start.

New York Yankees RHP Chad Green struck out 11 batters in six scoreless innings in a 1-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday at Yankee Stadium. >> Read more

  • Green (2-2) gave up two hits and did not walk a batter to earn his second career win. He retired the first 13 batters he faced and pitched out of a two-on, one-out jam in the fifth inning by striking out Justin Smoak and Melvin Upton Jr. with runners on second and third.
  • Tyler ClippardAdam Warren and Dellin Betances each threw one scoreless inning of relief. Betances got Edwin Encarnacion to ground into a game-ending 5-4-3 double play with runners on the corners.
  • Rookie outfielder Aaron Judge drove in Brian McCann with an RBI double in the fourth inning that gave the Yankees a 1-0 lead. Judge became the first Yankee with an extra-base hit and an RBI in each of his first three games since 1920, according to ESPN Stats & Info.
  • New York struggled with runners in scoring position, going 2 for 18 and stranding 14 runners in total. The Yankees stranded two runners on in the first, second and fourth innings, and left the bases loaded in the sixth and eighth innings.

What's next

Michael Pineda (6-10, 5.07 ERA) will face Marco Estrada (7-5, 2.95 ERA) in the second game of a three-game series Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. ET.

Tags: Adam Warren, Brian McCann, Dellin Betances, Toronto Blue Jays, Tyler Clippard

Starlin Castro (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
Starlin Castro (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Starlin Castro hit a sac fly in the 10th inning off Seth Lugo to drive in Jacoby Ellsbury, and Dellin Betances escaped a 10th-inning jam to give the New York Yankees a 6-5 win over the New York Mets on Monday at Citi Field. >> Read more...

  • The Yankees loaded the bases off Lugo (0-1) with nobody out on a walk, a single and a bunt for a fielder's choice. Ben Gamel laid down a sacrifice bunt, but Lugo's throw to third base was a split second late. Two batters later, Castro hit a deep sac fly to right field to break a 5-5 tie.
  • Betances struck out Curtis Granderson with runners on second and third to end the game to record his first save since Oct. 1, 2015. James Loney led off the 10th inning with a double and advanced to third on a sac bunt. Betances hit Alejandro de Aza, who advanced to second on a groundout. Betances struck out Granderson on three pitches.
  • Adam Warren (1-0) pitched two scoreless innings of relief for the win.
  • Didi Gregorius tied the game with a two-out, two-run single in the top of the eighth inning off Addison Reed. The Yankees had runners on the corners with two outs, but a wild pitch allowed pinch runner Ronald Torreyes to advance to second and score on Gregorius' single.
  • Matt Reynolds hit a three-run home run off CC Sabathia in the sixth inning that turned a 3-2 deficit into a 5-3 Mets lead.
  • Brett Gardner broke a 1-1 tie with an RBI double in the fifth inning, then scored on Ellsbury's RBI single that gave the Yankees a 3-1 lead.
  • Michael Conforto made it 3-2 with an RBI double in the bottom of the fifth.
  • Sabathia allowed five runs, eight hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings. 
  • Logan Verrett gave up three runs, four hits and three walks in five innings.
  • Wilmer Flores homered in the second inning to give the Mets an early 1-0 lead.
  • Ellsbury scored on a Verrett wild pitch that tied the game at 1 in the fourth inning.

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A new era may have begun in the Yankees organization, but the 2016 squad still needs to compete. They did just that, battling back to tie the score in the eighth inning, and taking the lead in the 10th inning with the eventual winning run.

Tags: Adam Warren, Addison Reed, Brett Gardner, CC Sabathia, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Jacoby Ellsbury, Logan Verrett, Matt Reynolds, Michael Conforto, Ronald Torreyes, Seth Lugo, Starlin Castro, Wilmer Flores
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