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The Yankees have a number of highly touted prospects, but what makes the organization's farm system one of the best in the game is its depth. With that in mind, let's discuss some second-tier prospects who might see some time with the big league club this season...

Chance Adams

The Yankees have conducted a five-player competition this spring to find the team's No. 4 and No. 5 starters. Adams was not part of the competition, but he did enough last season and during the spring while in MLB camp to be considered an option down the road.

Adams, the Yankees' No. 8 prospect according to MLB Pipeline, recorded a 2.33 ERA across 127 1/3 innings at High-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton in 2016, to go along with a 0.90 WHIP, 10.2 K/9 and 2.8 BB/9. This spring, Adams tossed four innings and had a 2.25 ERA in big league camp. It would not be surprising if he continues to climb the rotation ladder as the season progresses, making him a potential call-up in case of injuries within the MLB rotation.

Tags: Austin Romine, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Masahiro Tanaka, Mason Williams, Ronald Torreyes, Chris Carelli
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Aug 7, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Cincinnati Reds shortstop Zack Cozart (2) drives in a run against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the seventh inning at PNC Park. The Reds won 7-3. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)
Aug 7, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Cincinnati Reds shortstop Zack Cozart (2) drives in a run against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the seventh inning at PNC Park. The Reds won 7-3. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)

With the loss of starting shortstop Didi Gregorius, the Yankees are showing interest in the Reds' Zack Cozart, the Tigers' Jose Iglesias and the Diamondbacks Nick Ahmed as potential replacements, NJ.com's Brendan Kuty reports.

Gregorius injured his shoulder while playing for the Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic and could miss all of April.

While the Yankees spoke with the Reds and Tigers about Cozart and Iglesias respectively, they said they weren't prepared to trade for either, reports George A. King III of the NY Post.

Tags: Didi Gregorius, Ronald Torreyes, Ruben Tejada, Starlin Castro
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LM on Yankees' options at short 00:01:54
Jon and Sal debate which young player is best suited to fill in for the injured Didi Gregorius at shortstop in 2017.

Yankees SS Didi Gregorius will miss Opening Day and could be out for all of April due to a hematoma of the subcapsular muscle in his right shoulder, manager Joe Girardi told reporters on Tuesday.

GM Brian Cashman said the Yankees were told Gregorius would likely miss six weeks, adding that Tyler WadePete KozmaRonald TorreyesRuben Tejada, and Starlin Castro -- but not SS prospect Gleyber Torres -- are all options to play shortstop in Gregorius' absence.

Gregorius, who had been playing for Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic, had an MRI Monday, and was expected to undergo more tests on Tuesday.

Tags: Didi Gregorius, Rob Refsnyder, Ronald Torreyes, Ruben Tejada, Starlin Castro
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(Kim Klement)

With Yankees SS Didi Gregorius dealing with a shoulder injury, could it pave the way for SS prospect Gleyber Torres to begin the season in the majors?

Gregorius, who had been playing for the Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic, has a hematoma of the subcapsular muscle in his right shoulder. He had an MRI on Monday and will undergo more tests on Tuesday.

The 20-year-old Torres, who MLB.com has ranked as the third-best prospect in all of baseball, is hitting .464 with a 1.448 OPS with two HR and nine RBI in 28 at-bats this spring.

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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)

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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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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 shortstop Didi Gregorius rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies during spring training at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies during spring training at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius is getting ready for some long flight to play in the World Baseball Classic.

Gregorius is part of the Netherlands team that opens against South Korea in Seoul on March 7 and could advance to the second round in Tokyo, which starts March 12.

"A lot of electrolytes," Gregorius said with a smile Monday. "Got to drink a lot of fluids - you know it's a long flight but you don't want any jet lag. Try to sleep at the right time on the plane, too."

Yankees manager Joe Girardi thinks Gregorius will be back with the team early enough "that he'll have plenty of time to reset his clock" ahead of the season opener at Tampa Bay on April 2.

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(Butch Dill)

The Yankees beat the Phillies, 9-4, on Friday afternoon in Tampa.


  • Didi Gregorius went 1-for-3 with a homer.
  • Aaron Judge went 1-for-2 with a homer.
  • Kyle Higashioka also homered...
Tags: Aaron Judge, Bryan Mitchell, Didi Gregorius, Luis Cessa, Tyler Clippard
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New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius (18) hits a solo home run during the fourth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. (Jake Roth)
New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius (18) hits a solo home run during the fourth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. (Jake Roth)

Yankees INF Didi Gregorius is expected to play for the Dutch team during the World Baseball Classic in March, reports Jon Morosi of Fox Sports.

Gregorius, 26, hit .276 with a .304 OBP and .447 SLG with 20 HR, 32 doubles, and 70 RBI in 153 games for the Yankees last season.

Yankees RHP Masahiro Tanaka said over the weekend that he will not pitch for Team Japan during the WBC.

Tags: Didi Gregorius, Masahiro Tanaka
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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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(Frank Franklin II/AP)

The Yankees have avoided arbitration with Didi Gregorius, agreeing on a one-year deal worth $5.1 million, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag.

Gregorius, 26, made $2.425 million last season.

He hit .276 with a .304 OBP and .447 SLG with 20 HR and 70 RBI in 153 games for the Yankees last season.

The Yankees also avoided arbitration with C Austin Romine, agreeing on a one-year deal worth $805,000, according to Heyman.

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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)

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The Yankees traded for Didi Gregorius believing in his upside potential and exhibited patience after a slow start in his first season in pinstripes. The club's relaxed attitude paid off as Gregorius flourished for a better part of 2016. Gregorius' gradual evolution has fans wondering if he can continue to elevate his game. 
 
How Gregorius fared in 2016 
 
In 2016, Gregorius became one of the best players on the club, turning in his finest all-around season. However, like much of the rest of the club, Gregorius got off to a rocky start in the season's opening month, hitting .224 with four extra-base hits, a .254 on-base percentage and a .343 slugging percentage. From that point Gregorius slashed .283/.311/.461 with 30 doubles, 18 home runs and 66 RBIs. Gregorius finished the 2016 season with career-high marks in batting average (.276), hits (155), doubles (32), home runs (20), RBIs (70) and slugging percentage (.447). 

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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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Gleyber Torres signs autographs prior to a game in the Arizona Fall League. (Mark Rebilas - USA Today)
Gleyber Torres signs autographs prior to a game in the Arizona Fall League. (Mark Rebilas - USA Today)

Top prospects are presumably under some pressure to play to their scouting reports, and when they are on stage in the Arizona Fall League, the performance becomes magnified. Yankees infielder Gleyber Torres isn't fazed and might be tacking onto his already lofty expectations."I don't try to put too much pressure on myself," Torres told MLB.com. "I just want to show everybody my abilities and go out there and have some fun."Torres, the Yankees' No. 2 prospect according to MLB Pipeline, is certainly demonstrating his talent thus far. Torres has dominated at the plate over the first two weeks of the AFL season. Torres owns a .412 batting average, .524 on-base percentage and an .882 slugging percentage in 21 plate appearances. Torres has ripped two doubles, two home runs and driven in four runs.Torres, a shortstop by trade, is getting some reps at second base for Scottsdale as the Yankees continue to demand versatility among their middle infielders. Torres, 19, is at least a couple of years away from the big leagues, but he has two other players in the system to compete with for a chance to succeed Didi Gregorius or Starlin Castro, both of whom are under team control through 2019.

Tags: Didi Gregorius, Greg Bird, Starlin Castro, Chris Carelli
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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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GEICO SportsNite: Yanks win, 6-4 00:01:47
Sweeny Murti reports from Yankee Stadium, where Gary Sanchez and Didi Gregorius led the Yankees to a 6-4 win over the Red Sox.

Gary Sanchez homered again and the Yankees recovered after blowing a late lead as they beat the Red Sox, 6-4, on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.

  • With the game tied, 4-4, in the seventh inning, Tyler Austin's two-run homer gave the Yankees a 6-4 lead.
  • Tyler Clippard struck out David Ortiz with two on and two out in the ninth inning to seal the win.
  • The Red Sox had tied it at 4 in the seventh when Aaron Hill hit a solo homer and Dustin Pedroia hit an RBI single.
  • Didi Gregorius hit a solo homer in the sixth to put the Yankees up 4-2.
  • The Red Sox had drawn within 3-2 in the sixth inning after getting an RBI single from Dustin Pedroia and an RBI groundout from Mookie Betts.
  • Gary Sanchez gave the Yankees a 2-0 lead with a two-run homer (his 20th of the season) in the first inning.
  • Jacoby Ellsbury's RBI single in the fifth inning increased the Yankees' lead to 3-0.
  • Luis Cessa allowed two runs on five hits while walking one and striking out two.

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The Yankees youngsters had a big part to play in tonight's victory.

Tags: Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Jacoby Ellsbury, Luis Cessa, Tyler Clippard, Danny Abriano
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(Kim Klement)

The Yankees opened an early 7-0 lead and beat the Rays, 11-5, on Wednesday night in Tampa.

  • RBI singles from Gary Sanchez, Brian McCann, and Ronald Torreyes in the first inning gave the Yankees a 3-0 lead
  • In the second inning, Sanchez hit a three-run homer and Didi Gregorius added a sacrifice fly to extend New York's lead to 7-0.
  • The Rays hit four home runs in the third inning off Masahiro Tanaka -- including back-to-back-to-back shots -- to cut the lead to 7-4.
  • Sanchez hit a solo homer (his 19th of the season) in the sixth inning to make it 8-4, Yankees.
  • Brad Miller's solo homer in the eighth inning cut Tampa's deficit to 8-5.
  • An RBI single from Mason Williams and two-run homer from Donovan Solano in the ninth inning upped New York's lead to 11-5

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As the Yankees try to desperately inch their way back into the playoff race (again), Sanchez continues to elevate his game to meteoric heights.

Tags: Brian McCann, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Masahiro Tanaka, Ronald Torreyes
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New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia pitches during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. (Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia pitches during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. (Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports Images)

CC Sabathia gave up a three-run home run to Hanley Ramirez in the fifth inning and Tyler Clippard gave up a go-ahead solo homer to Ramirez in the seventh inning as the New York Yankees got swept by the Boston Red Sox in a 5-4 loss on Sunday at Fenway Park. >> Read more

  • Ramirez went 3 for 4 with four RBIs. His solo homer off Clippard broke a 4-4 tie.
  • Sabathia made a throwing error on a Mookie Betts lineout that prolonged the fifth inning. With two on and two out, Ramirez hit a three-run home run to cut the Yankees' lead to 4-3.
  • Jackie Bradley Jr. hit an RBI single in the sixth inning off Sabathia to tie the game at 4.
  • Sabathia gave up four runs and eight hits in five-plus innings.
  • Gary Sanchez went 3 for 5 with a solo home run.
  • Didi Gregorius hit an RBI single in the first inning to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead. Sanchez's home run in the third inning made it 2-0.
  • Brett Gardner and Ronald Torreyes grounded into run-scoring fielder's choices in the fourth inning to make it 4-0.
  • Drew Pomeranz allowed four runs and seven hits in 3 2/3 innings.

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The Yankees' inability to put away the Red Sox with tack on runs, coupled with Yankees' manager Joe Girardi's ill-advised moves (and non-moves) with his relievers contributed to a devastating series sweep.

Tags: Brett Gardner, CC Sabathia, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Boston Red Sox, Ronald Torreyes, 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 shortstop Didi Gregorius (Noah K. Murray)
New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius (Noah K. Murray)

New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius is dealing with a sore wrist and a rib injury, according to NJ.com's Ryan Hatch.

Gregorius had played 32 of the Yankees' last 33 games before manager Joe Girardi gave him Monday's game off.

"Everything's so swollen," Gregorius said. "I'm trying to play through it and [Girardi] gave me the day off, so I'm ready [Tuesday] if I'm in the lineup."

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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)

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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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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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New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez reacts after announcing his retirement at a press conference prior to the game between the Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez reacts after announcing his retirement at a press conference prior to the game between the Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner commended Alex Rodriguez's leadership qualities on and off the field and opened up the possibility of enshrining him in Monument Park.

Speaking on "The Michael Kay Show" on Monday, Steinbrenner said he is looking forward to seeing Rodriguez in his role as special adviser.

"We have two of top five or six overall prospects, both shortstops [Gleyber Torres and Jorge Mateo] ... I can't think of a better guy than Alex to come in here and really spend time with them than Alex," Steinbrenner said, according to ESPN's Wallace Matthews.

Tags: Alex Rodriguez, Didi Gregorius, Starlin Castro
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GEICO SportsNite: A-Rod's finale 00:01:25
Yankees manager Joe Girardi and several of his players react to Alex Rodriguez's retirement announcement.

New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez announced he will play his final game in pinstripes on Friday. Rodriguez, 41, has spent 12 of his 22 seasons with the Yankees, and will become a special adviser after he is unconditionally released after Friday's game.

Rodriguez has hit 696 home runs, the fourth-most in MLB history, 3,114 hits and 2,084 RBIs in 2,781 career games. A three-time MVP, Rodriguez has earned nearly $400 million in his career, according to Baseball-Reference.

Several teammates expressed their gratitude toward Rodriguez.

Tags: Alex Rodriguez, Brett Gardner, Brian McCann, CC Sabathia, Didi Gregorius, 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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GEICO SportsNite: Murti on Yanks 00:01:21
Sweeny Murti breaks down the latest from the Yankees' 7-1 loss to the New York Mets.

Masahiro Tanaka was hit hard as the Yankees lost to the Mets, 7-1, on Tuesday night at Citi Field.

  • Alejandro De Aza's two-run homer in the third inning gave the Mets a 2-0 lead.
  • Travis d'Arnaud's solo homer in the fifth extended the Mets' lead to 3-0.
  • The Mets broke the game open in the seventh on the strength of run-scoring hits from Michael Conforto, Matt Reynolds, Yoenis Cespedes, and Neil Walker.
  • Tanaka allowed seven runs on eight hits while walking none and striking out four in 6 1/3 innings.
  • Didi Gregorius' solo homer in the ninth inning accounted for the Yankees' only run.

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Tonight's effort was what I expected out of the Yankees last night, but this offense against deGrom would have looked overmatched regardless of the extenuating circumstances.

Tags: Didi Gregorius, Masahiro Tanaka
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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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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 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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 (Adam Hunger)
(Adam Hunger)

The Yankees trading Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs on Monday in exchange for SS Gleyber Torres, OF/DH Billy McKinney, RHP Adam Warren, and OF Rashad Crawford was a no-brainer baseball decision. And acquiring him during the offseason was also a solid move. 

The notion of a three-headed lockdown relief crew at the back-end of games made sense in this new age where elite baseball relievers are coveted. Unfortunately, the rest of the Yankees roster was unable to do their part on a regular basis, rendering "No Runs DMC" to a little-used luxury.

The cost to get Chapman this offseason was low due to the domestic violence allegations following him along with the potential for a suspension (it turned out to be 30 games).

Tags: Adam Warren, Alex Rodriguez, Carlos Beltran, Didi Gregorius, Mark Teixeira, Starlin Castro
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GEICO SportsNite: NYY trade talk 00:00:19
Yankees manager Joe Girardi talks about tuning out trade talk.

The Yankees topped the Giants 5-2 on Sunday afternoon to come away with the series win.


  • Nathan Eovaldi allowed seven hits, but just two earned run, over 6 2/3 innings. Both runs came after Eovaldi had left the game. He walked two and struck out six.
  • Chad Green allowed two inherited runners to score in the seventh, but pitched a shutout eighth and ninth inning to earn the save. He allowed three hits and struck out one.
  • Carlos Beltran got the Yankees started in the first inning with a solo home run.
  • Mark Teixeira followed that up with a solo shot of his own in the second inning.
  • Starlin Castro and Didi Gregorious each drove in runs in the Yankees' three-run sixth inning. 

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The Yankees get another strong performance from their starting pitching to finish 6-4 on the homestand. As I mentioned yesterday, the wins seem to have come as much from fortunate timing as the solid pitching. Neither the Orioles nor Giants were at full strength and the decent record in their last 10 games might not have fooled ownership, evidenced by reports that the Yankees are taking final bids on Aroldis Chapman.

Tags: Carlos Beltran, Didi Gregorius, Mark Teixeira, Nathan Eovaldi, Starlin Castro, Christopher Carelli
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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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New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius (18) hits a solo home run during the fourth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. (Jake Roth)
New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius (18) hits a solo home run during the fourth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. (Jake Roth)

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The New York Yankees hoped they found a stopgap shortstop to hold down the fort when they traded for Didi Gregorius in the offseason prior to the 2015 season. At worst, Gregorius was under team control long enough for prospects Jorge Mateo and Tyler Wade to prove one of them was capable of being the shortstop of the future. Now, the Yankees might wonder if they are watching the shortstop of the future mature before their eyes.

Gregorius was one of the top offensive shortstops over the last 30 days leading up to the All-Star break. Yes, as good as the names many consider to be the tops in the position - Carlos Correa, Brandon Crawford, Francisco Lindor and Corey Seager among them.

Tags: Didi Gregorius, Christopher Carelli
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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Hicks reacts after striking out against Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Nate Jones during the eighth inning at U.S. Cellular Field. (Kamil Krzaczynski/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Hicks reacts after striking out against Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Nate Jones during the eighth inning at U.S. Cellular Field. (Kamil Krzaczynski/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Yankees went 0 for 13 with runners in scoring position and left 11 runners on base in an 8-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Monday at U.S. Cellular Field. >> Read more

  • The Yankees left the bases loaded in the fourth inning and stranded two runners on base in the sixth, eighth and ninth innings.
  • New York's 1-4 hitters combined to go 2 for 19 with five strikeouts on the day.
  • Didi Gregorius made three errors, while the White Sox made four.
  • CC Sabathia (5-6) allowed five runs, eight hits and two walks in six innings.
  • Todd Frazier went 3 for 3 with an RBI, Tim Anderson went 2 for 4 with two RBIs and Dioner Navarro hit a two-run home run for the White Sox. 
  • James Shields (2-2) gave up two runs and five hits in six innings.

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That's three straight subpar outings for Sabathia, which followed up his best stretch of pitching in the last few seasons. Sabathia was bit by the long ball in the this one, as they accounted for four of the five runs he allowed. It is difficult to say that Sabathia was knocked around however, as he did manage nine strikeouts in his six innings of work.

Tags: CC Sabathia, Chicago White Sox, Didi Gregorius
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Didi Gregorius hits a solo home run during the fourth inning Sunday. (Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports)
Didi Gregorius hits a solo home run during the fourth inning Sunday. (Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports)

Mark Teixeira hit two home runs, including the 400th of his career, and Didi Gregorius added a solo home run as the New York Yankees beat the San Diego Padres, 6-3, on Sunday. at Petco Park. >> Read the full AP recap on SNY.TV


  • Teixeira went 2 for 5 with three RBIs. He hit a solo homer, his 400th career home run, in the eighth inning to give the Yankees a 3-1 lead, and added a two-run home run in the ninth inning to make it 6-1.
  • Gregorius homered in the fourth after scoring the Yankees' first run in the second. Gregorius reached on a throwing error, advanced to third on Aaron Hicks' single, and scored when Ronald Torreyes grounded into a double play.
  • Chad Green (1-1) had eight strikeouts and allowed one run and three hits in six innings.
  • Brett Gardner hit an RBI single in the ninth inning and scored on Teixeira's second home run.
  • Padres starter Andrew Cashner allowed two runs, one earned, and six hits in six innings with six strikeouts.

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It was obviously nice for the Yankees to get away from San Diego with at least one win, but the series as a whole feels like another lost opportunity. That is especially true after coming into the road trip off back-to-back walk-off victories. The Yankees continue to fail to build substantial win streaks when it seems the schedule is in their favor.

Tags: CC Sabathia, Chicago White Sox, Didi Gregorius, Mark Teixeira, San Diego Padres
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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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New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius reacts rounding the bases after his walk-off home run in the ninth inning to defeat the Texas Rangers 9-7 at Yankee Stadium. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius reacts rounding the bases after his walk-off home run in the ninth inning to defeat the Texas Rangers 9-7 at Yankee Stadium. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)

Down four runs in the ninth inning, catcher Brian McCann hit a game-tying three-run home run and shortstop Didi Gregorius hit a walk-off two-run homer to lead the New York Yankees to a six-run rally en route to a 9-7 walk-off win over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.

"A win we really had to fight for," manager Joe Girardi said, according to ESPN New York's Wallace Matthews. "They should be excited in there."

The Yankees had lost three straight and trailed by five runs in the eighth inning, but McCann started the comeback by hitting the first of two home runs in the eighth inning, a solo shot that made it 7-3.

Tags: Alex Rodriguez, Brett Gardner, Brian McCann, Didi Gregorius, Texas Rangers
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New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman attempts to dry his hand with the rosin bag while discussing a rain delay with home plate umpire John Tumpane and third base umpire Alan Porter during the ninth inning against the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman attempts to dry his hand with the rosin bag while discussing a rain delay with home plate umpire John Tumpane and third base umpire Alan Porter during the ninth inning against the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Yankees allowed four runs in the ninth inning after a 3 hour, 35 minute rain delay in a 9-6 loss to the Texas Rangers on Monday/Tuesday. >> Read more


  • The Yankees led 6-5 in the ninth inning when umpires stopped the game to have the groundscrew bring the tarp onto the field. Aroldis Chapman walked the only batter he faced before rain stopped the game.
  • Kirby Yates hit three batters and allowed two-run singles to Adrian Beltre and Elvis Andrus to blow the save.
  • The game, which was delayed 24 minutes at the start of the night due to the threat of rain, did not end until 2:44 a.m. ET.
  • Mark Teixeira went 3 for 5 with a home run while Carlos Beltran and Didi Gregorius combined to go 6 for 9 with one RBI and two runs scored.
  • Teixeira homered for the second straight day, hitting a solo shot off Luke Jackson in the seventh inning to give the Yankees a 6-4 lead.
  • Brian McCann and Gregorius hit RBI singles in the fifth inning to turn a 4-3 deficit into a 5-4 lead.
  • Ivan Nova (6-5) gave up four runs and six hits in five innings.
  • Andrew Miller allowed a solo home run to Rougned Odor in the eighth inning that made it 6-5.
  • Chi Chi Gonzalez (0-1) allowed five runs and 10 hits in five innings.

What's next

CC Sabathia (5-4, 2.71 ERA) faces Cole Hamels (8-1, 2.79 ERA) in the second game of a four-game series Tuesday at 7:05 p.m.

Tags: Ivan Nova, Andrew Miller, Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran, Didi Gregorius, Texas Rangers

GEICO SportsNite: Yankees 00:01:19
Sweeny Murti breaks down all the Yankees' action in their 8-4 loss tonight to the Colorado Rockies.

New York Yankees RHP Ivan Nova allowed six runs (five earned) and eight hits in four-plus innings as the Yankees lost to the Colorado Rockies, 8-4, Tuesday at Yankee Stadium. >> Read more


  • Nova (5-5) allowed three runs in the first inning and left the game after allowing a double and walk to lead off the fifth inning. Over his last six starts, Nova is 2-4 with a 6.88 ERA and has given up at least four runs in five of them.
  • Nick Goody allowed a two-run home run to Nolan Arenado in the sixth inning that gave the Rockies an 8-3 lead.
  • Charlie Blackmon hit two home runs as the Rockies' 1-4 hitters combined to go 11 for 18 with six RBIs.
  • Brett Gardner, Carlos Beltran, Didi Gregorius and Rob Refsnyder each had two hits for the Yankees, who lost their second straight game overall and third straight to Colorado after getting swept on the road last week.

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV

The Yankees need to think long and hard about allowing Nova to make another start. As has been the case throughout his career, Nova teased fans with a short string of quality efforts only to fall apart and regress to the less than mediocre pitcher that he is.

Tags: Ivan Nova, Brett Gardner, Carlos Beltran, Colorado Rockies, Didi Gregorius, Nick Goody
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Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran hit a two-run homer in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field on Friday. (Jesse Johnson)
Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran hit a two-run homer in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field on Friday. (Jesse Johnson)

The Yankees came through with a four-run first inning and never looked back, beating the Twins, 8-2, on Friday night at Target Field. >> Read the full recap at SNY.TV


  • Masahiro Tanaka recorded one of his best starts of the season, allowing just one run over eight innings. He also struck out five.
  • Rob Refsnyder got things started in the first with an RBI double, scoring Jacoby EllsburyCarlos Beltran followed with a two-run homer, his 17th of the season. Didi Gregorius capped the inning off with a run-scoring single. 
  • The Yankees added three more runs in the third, two of which came around on Austin Romine's double. 
  • Beltran finished the night 3-for-4 with two RBIs. He was replaced late in the game by Ike Davis, who singled in his one at-bat. 
  • Chase Headley went 2-for-2 and is now hitting over .300 since May. 1. 
  • Nick Goody allowed two hits and a run in the ninth inning. 

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV

The Yankees took charge when the first three batters of the game scored before the fourth came to the plate. Two games into this series, the Yankees are winning as expected, something they could not pull off in Colorado.

Tags: Carlos Beltran, Didi Gregorius, Masahiro Tanaka, Christopher Carelli
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Nathan Eovaldi is trying to get his first win this month. (AP)
Nathan Eovaldi is trying to get his first win this month. (AP)

Nathan Eovaldi allowed five runs for the third consecutive start as the Yankees lost to the Rockies, 13-10. Tuesday night at Coors Field >> Read more at SNY.TV. 


  • Mark Reynolds' two-run double in the second inning gave the Rockies a 2-0 lead.
  • Colorado extended their lead to 4-0 in the fourth inning when Trevor Story and Ryan Raburn both hit solo homers off Eovaldi.
  • In the fifth inning, DJ Lemahieu's RBI single increased the Rockies' lead to 5-0 and Nolan Arenado's solo homer made it 6-0.
  • Didi Gregorius hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning to draw the Yankees within 6-3.
  • Kirby Yates' throwing error in the bottom of the sixth allowed the Rockies to up their advantage to 7-3 and RBI singles later in the frame by Carlos Gonzalez and Story made it 8-3.
  • Daniel Descalso hit a two-run triple in the seventh inning to put the Rockies up 8-3.
  • Ike Davis singled in Rob Refsnyder in the eighth inninng for his first RBI with the Yankees. 
  • Jacoby Ellsbury singled in Gregorius and Aaron Hicks to put make it 12-6.
  • The Yankees added four more runs in the eighth inning to get them back within four, but could not complete the comeback as they fell, 13-10.

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV

The Yankees came into the game after a much needed off-day and figured to be ready to take advantage of the thin air at Coors Field. Unfortunately, the Rockies were the ones doing much of the offensive damage until a Yankees seven-run rally in the eighth inning made it a close game.

Tags: Ivan Nova, Didi Gregorius, Jacoby Ellsbury, Nathan Eovaldi, Rob Refsnyder
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GEICO SportsNite: NY Yankees 00:01:51
Sweeny Murti reports from Yankee Stadium after the Yankees' disappointing loss to the Tigers, 6-1.

Justin Verlander outpitched Masahiro Tanaka and Ian Kinsler had 5 RBIs as the Tigers ended the Yankees' five-game winning streak with a 6-1 victory Saturday at Yankee Stadium. >> Read the full AP recap on SNY.TV


  • Tanaka (3-2, 3.03 ERA) allowed five runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings, including two home runs. Ian Kinsler hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the fifth after Nick Castellanos hit a solo shot in the second.
  • Verlander (6-5, 3.77) went 6 2/3 innings, allowing one run on five hits with five strikeouts.
  • After Tanaka left in the seventh, Kinsler hit a two-run double off reliever Kirby Yates.
  • With two out and and the bases empty in the ninth, the Yankees loaded the bases on two walks and a hit. But Francisco Rodriguez came in to get Chase Headley to ground out to first to end it.
  • The Yankees had scored at least five runs in seven of their past nine games.

What's next

The Yankees wrap up their three-game series with the Tigers at 2:05 p.m.. at Yankee Stadium on Sunday.. RHP Michael Pineda  (3-6, 6.14 ERA) will start for the Yankees against Michael Fulmer (6-1, 2.83).

Tags: Carlos Beltran, CC Sabathia, Didi Gregorius

New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) pitches against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. ( Adam Hunger)
New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) pitches against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. ( Adam Hunger)

Backed by a strong performance from starter CC Sabathia, the Yankees took the opener of their series with the Tigers, 4-0, on Friday night at Yankee Stadium. >> Read the full AP recap on SNY.TV


  • Sabathia had one of his most dominating outings of the season, pitching seven shutout innings while allowing just five hits. He struck out four and walked two. He now has a 0.71 ERA over his last six starts.
  • The Yankees took the lead early, courtesy of a Brian McCann bases-loaded walk that scored Brett GardnerDidi Gregorius followed with a two-run double that extended the lead. 
  • Carlos Beltran pushed the Yankees up by four runs in the third with an RBI single, as Gardner scored again. 
  • Dellin Betances and Anthony Swarzak each pitched a scoreless inning of relief to close out the game. 

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When the season began, the Yankees would have given just about anything to have Sabathia get through the season with 200 innings and an ERA in the 4.50 range. He might not reach 200 innings due to a stint on the disabled list, but his ERA is close to half the mark at 2.28 after tonight's outing. Needless to say, the Yankees must be ecstatic with Sabathia's performance.

Tags: Carlos Beltran, CC Sabathia, Didi Gregorius
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New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius (18) and second baseman Starlin Castro (14) celebrate after the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. (Rick Osentoski)
New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius (18) and second baseman Starlin Castro (14) celebrate after the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. (Rick Osentoski)

The New York Yankees find themselves in an unfamiliar situation, potentially acting as sellers at the upcoming trade deadline. Many feel that anyone and everyone should be placed on the trading block, meaning no one would be "untouchable" on the current Yankees active roster.

The Yankees could certainly choose to trade off pieces in July in an effort to broaden the depth of their minor league system. However, there are a handful of players that should not be actively shopped, in my opinion. That does not mean the players are untouchable - each player can be had for the right price - but these players are not easily replaceable.

 

Tags: Brian McCann, Didi Gregorius, Masahiro Tanaka, Nathan Eovaldi, Starlin Castro
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New York Yankees infielder Robert Refsnyder celebrates with teammates after scoring a run in the sixth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. (Rick Osentoski/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees infielder Robert Refsnyder celebrates with teammates after scoring a run in the sixth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. (Rick Osentoski/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Yankees' three middle infielders helped lead the Yankees to a 5-4 win over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday at Comerica Park.

Rob Refsnyder started at second base and started a four-run seventh-inning rally with a tiebreaking RBI single, then scored on Jacoby Ellsbury's two-run triple that gave New York a 5-1 lead.

But it was the defense of Didi Gregorius, who entered the game as a defensive replacement in the eighth inning, and Starlin Castro, who started at shortstop but moved to second base once Gregorius entered, that saved the game.

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Didi Gregorius, Rob Refsnyder, Matt Eisenberg
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Yankees manager Joe Girardi talks about Ivan Nova's start and reliever Chasen Shreve's struggles in 8-4 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.

Ivan Nova allowed four runs in 6 2/3 innings and the bullpen faltered as the Yankees lost to the Blue Jays, 8-4, at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday night >> Read the full recap at SNY.TV


  • Brett Gardner's run-scoring force out in the third inning gave the Yankees a 1-0 lead.
  • Ryan Goins hit a two-run double off Nova in the fourth as the Blue Jays went up, 2-1.
  • Russell Martin's solo homer in the sixth inning extended Toronto's lead to 3-1 and Michael Saunders' two-run homer in the top of the seventh made it 5-1, Blue Jays.
  • Chasen Shreve struggled, allowing three runs on three hits in an inning of work.
  • Chase Headley and Didi Gregorius hit home runs in the seventh inning to draw the Yankees within, 7-3.

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For the first time in seven games the Yankees failed to get a quality start from a member of the rotation and the six-game winning streak is no longer. In all honesty, Nova's fate was altered by others in this one after striking out a season-high eight batters.

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