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Apr 19, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius (18) celebrates with New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) after Judge hit a home run in the seventh inning against Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Apr 19, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius (18) celebrates with New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) after Judge hit a home run in the seventh inning against Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

The Yankees have the third-best record in the majors, but for a franchise with 27 rings and World Series expectations nearly every year, that's not good enough for Mike Francesa.

Sure, New York sits 10 1/2 games back of the Red Sox in the AL East race, but the WFAN host took his criticism of the Yankees another step further on Thursday.

"I think this might be the worst 90-win team the Yankees have ever had," Francesa said during his radio show Thursday.

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Apr 19, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius (18) celebrates with New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) after Judge hit a home run in the seventh inning against Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Apr 19, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius (18) celebrates with New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) after Judge hit a home run in the seventh inning against Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

The Yankees have the third-best record in the majors, but for a franchise with 27 rings and World Series expectations nearly every year, that's not good enough for Mike Francesa.

Sure, New York sits 10 1/2 games back of the Red Sox in the AL East race, but the WFAN host took his criticism of the Yankees another step further on Thursday.

"I think this might be the worst 90-win team the Yankees have ever had," Francesa said during his radio show Thursday.

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The Yankees are likely on their way to playing in the wild card game, and creating a roster for the winner-take-all contest is at the forefront of their front office duties. The Yankees will have to cover all the bases in a game that now has the potential to be played on the road against the surging Athletics.

Here are five questions the Yankees will have to answer when creating its wild card roster... 

Who is the starting pitcher?

Tags: Aaron Judge, Aroldis Chapman, Austin Romine, Brett Gardner, CC Sabathia, David Robertson, Gary Sanchez, Giancarlo Stanton, Greg Bird, Luis Cessa, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Neil Walker, Ronald Torreyes, Tommy Kahnle, Tyler Wade, Chris Carelli
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New York Yankees starting pitcher J.A. Happ pitches in the first inning against Minnesota Twins at Target Field. (Brad Rempel/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees starting pitcher J.A. Happ pitches in the first inning against Minnesota Twins at Target Field. (Brad Rempel/USA TODAY Sports)

J.A. Happ threw six scoreless innings and the Yankees scored six runs in the seventh inning to beat the Minnesota Twins 7-0 on Monday at Target Field. >> Box score


1) Happ (16-6) remained undefeated as a Yankee by striking out three batters and shutting down the Twins. In eight starts since being traded from the Blue Jays, Happ is 6-0 with a 2.70 ERA with New York.

2) Miguel Andujar, Giancarlo Stanton and Didi Gregorius each hit run-scoring doubles in a six-run seventh inning as the Yankees moved within eight games of the AL East-leading Red Sox.

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New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi before Game 2 of the ALCS (Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi before Game 2 of the ALCS (Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports)

A former Yankees manager has some suggestions for how the new manager can help fix Gary Sanchez's defensive issues.

Joe Girardi went 910-710 in charge of the Yankees from 2008-17 while leading the Yankees to Game 7 of the ALCS last season before being replaced by Aaron Boone. He has some suggestions for his successor. A former MLB catcher himself, Girardi went on MLB Network's "High Heat" to dissect Sanchez's shortcomings.

"Over the next four weeks, I'd try to fix his base," Girardi said Thursday on MLB network's "High Heat" with Chris "Mad Dog" Russo. "It's his base, the left knee collapses and he's not in a position to catch some of these balls and block some of these balls."

Sanchez is tied for a league-worst 13 passed balls this season despite having missed time due to multiple DL stints. Last season, he had the most passed balls in the AL with 16 in 122 games.

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Luis Severino is the obvious choice to start the Wild Card Game for the Yankees. He has the most talent, best stuff, and is the only member of the rotation who can legitimately be labeled an ace.

The only problem? You can't start him in the wild card game -- not after last night.

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Chris Carelli, SNY.TV Facebook | Twitter | About Me | Archives

Time is running out, but Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez still has a chance to make a miserable overall season disappear.

Fans remember big hits and exhilarating plays. Those moments are especially engrained in our memory banks when they occur down the stretch and more so in the postseason. If Sanchez can abruptly change his overall production over the final three-plus weeks of the regular season and be a major contributor to an extended Yankees' run in the postseason, the glory he gained in 2016 and parts of 2017 may return.

It might seem like a long shot to suggest that any positive finish to Sanchez's season can mask the problems he's encountered behind the plate in 2018. Moreover, it could be considered an egregious thought that Sanchez would turn things around defensively after Wednesday night's two passed balls and two wild pitches in a singular inning.

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Yankees fall flat in Oakland 00:02:37
Larry Ridley, Anthony McCarron and John Jastremski discuss the Yankees' 6-3 loss to A's in what was likely a preview of the Wild Card Game.

CC Sabathia allowed five runs (four earned) and seven hits in 3 1/3 innings as the Yankees dropped their second straight game with a 6-3 loss to the Oakland A's on Monday at Oakland Coliseum. >> Box score


1) Sabathia (7-6) only has one win since July 9 and struggled from the get-go, giving up three runs in the first inning. He allowed an RBI single to Khris Davis, issued a bases-loaded walk to Matt Olson and surrendered another run on a Miguel Andujar error.

2) The Yankees' 2-6 hitters combined to go 0-for-14 with eight strikeouts. Giancarlo Stanton went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts while Gary Sanchez struck out with two runners on to end the eighth inning.

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Jun 22, 2018; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) works out prior to the gam against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Jun 22, 2018; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) works out prior to the gam against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

Even after adding Andrew McCutchen and Adeiny Hechavarria, the Yankees aren't done making additions.

Gary Sanchez is about to return from the DL. He initially hit the shelf on June 25 and returned for three games before being placed back on the DL, but feels ready to go.

"I feel good," Sanchez said Friday. "I'm ready to play."

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Gary Sanchez (24)Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports (Dan Hamilton)
Gary Sanchez (24)Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports (Dan Hamilton)

Yankees C Gary Sanchez is rehabbing in Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and his opponents are learning the power he has in his bat. 

Sanchez mashed a solo homer to right field on Wednesday night. It was his second in two straight games. 

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Gary Sanchez (24)Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports (Dan Hamilton)
Gary Sanchez (24)Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports (Dan Hamilton)

Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a home run in his first rehab game with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Monday as he aims to return from a groin injury later this week.

Sanchez, who played seven innings at catcher, homered on the first pitch he saw in the first inning, lined out in the third inning, singled in the fifth and then struck out in the seventh.

Sanchez, who has played just three MLB games since June 24, will be the RailRiders' designated hitter on Tuesday and catch a full nine innings on Wednesday. 

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 (Wendell Cruz)
(Wendell Cruz)

Yankees C Gary Sanchez arrived in Scranton/Wilkes-Barres on Monday to begin the final stage of his rehab assignment. 

Playing in three games, Sanchez will catch seven innings tonight followed by a DH stint on Tuesday and catching a full nine innings on Wednesday, according to Times Leader's DJ Eberle.

If everything goes smoothly for Sanchez, manager Aaron Boone said that he wouldn't waste any time getting his power bat back in the lineup as soon as possible. 

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 (Jayne Kamin-Oncea)
(Jayne Kamin-Oncea)

The Yankees have gained some ground in the AL East race, but they are still without three of their regular starters in Didi Gregorius, Aaron Judge, and Gary Sanchez

But some good news came on Sunday when Gregorius said he felt good swinging a bat for the first time since his heel injury. 

"It went good, wait and see what happens, he told The Post's George A. King III. Whatever they tell me to do, I do. It's one step at a time."

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New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius watches as his ball goes over the wall for a two-run home run off Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Sean Reid-Foley during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (AP)
New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius watches as his ball goes over the wall for a two-run home run off Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Sean Reid-Foley during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (AP)

Yankees manager Aaron Boone said he is "optimistic" the team will have shortstop Didi Gregorius and catcher Gary Sanchez by the time the team begins a pivotal road trip next week, he told reporters prior to Sunday's game against the Orioles.

Gregorius, who has been out since last Sunday, and Sanchez, who has played just thrice since June 24, would provide massive boosts to a Yankees lineup that has been without All-Star slugger Aaron Judge for a month.

Boone believes they could both return on or by Sept. 3, which is when the Yankees begin a crucial three-game series against the AL West-contending Oakland A's. That series marks the beginning of a nine-game road trip that includes games against the Seattle Mariners and Minnesota Twins.

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Gary Sanchez (24)Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports (Dan Hamilton)
Gary Sanchez (24)Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports (Dan Hamilton)

Yankees C Gary Sanchez served as the DH in his first rehab assignment on Saturday with the Rookie-level GCL Yankees.

Sanchez, who went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run, played until he was replaced by a pinch hitter in the ninth. Sanchez reached base on a throwing error his first time up before he walked in the second inning and popped out in the fifth and seventh innings.

With the GCL League season coming to an end, Sanchez will join Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Monday to continue his rehab assignment, according to Daniel Kramer of MLB.com.

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Oct 2, 2016; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) stands with former pitcher Pedro Martinez during pregame ceremonies before a game agains the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports (Bob DeChiara)
Oct 2, 2016; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) stands with former pitcher Pedro Martinez during pregame ceremonies before a game agains the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports (Bob DeChiara)

The Yankees have won four games in a row after an extra-inning win against the Marlins on Tuesday night. And though they have been slicing off a couple games in the AL East race with the Red Sox losing three straight, some don't see that competitive fire from the Bombers. 

In particular, former MLB pitcher and current MLB Network analyst, Pedro Martinez, doesn't see any real hustle or drive from the Yankees. 

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Gary Sanchez (24) Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Gary Sanchez (24) Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez will begin a rehab assignment on Thursday, GM Brian Cashman told SNY Contributor Jim Duquette Tuesday on MLB Network Radio

Cashman added that there is also "work behind the scenes" going on regarding Sanchez' defense. 

Sanchez, who has only appeared in three games since June 24 due to a strained groin, ran the bases and took squats behind home plate last week...

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Chris Carelli, SNY.TV Facebook | Twitter | About Me | Archives: The Yankees have endured their share of injuries to key players this season, but the latest to Didi Gregorius could throw the team over the edge in terms of testing depth and the impact it will have on the club's ability to maintain their position as the league's top wild card team.

Gregorius was diagnosed with a deep bruise on his left heel after a collision at first base Sunday, with the team placing him on the 10-day DL on Tuesday. With Gregorius out, Gleyber Torres will likely take over shortstop responsibilities while Neil Walker heads back to a much more familiar spot at second base.

Removing Gregorius, who is hitting .270 with a .333 OBP and .482 slugging percentage along with 22 home runs and 74 RBI, from the lineup will have an adverse affect on a squad already missing Aaron Judge (with Giancarlo Stanton hobbled enough to keep him from playing right field) and Gary Sanchez. Gregorius is also the glue that keeps this team together in the infield, and his absence from the game will have as much of an impact as Judge's in terms of cohesiveness of the group...

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Gary Sanchez (24)Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports (Dan Hamilton)
Gary Sanchez (24)Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports (Dan Hamilton)

Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez and outfielder Aaron Judge made progress from their various injuries prior to Friday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Sanchez, who has only appeared in three games since June 24 due to a strained groin, ran the bases and took squats behind home plate as he looks to begin a rehab assignment as early as next week.

"Gary had a really good day," manager Aaron Boone said, according to Newsday's Erik Boland. "I didn't see him run but the report was that he ran really well. I was out there for his defensive work, where he was throwing to bases and he looked really good."

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Gary Sanchez (24)Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports (Dan Hamilton)
Gary Sanchez (24)Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports (Dan Hamilton)

The Yankees expect C Gary Sanchez (groin) to play rehab games next week, reports Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.

Sanchez hit in the cage and did catching work on Monday. He does not feel any pain, according to Hoch, but has yet to run full speed or hit in the field. 

Manager Aaron Boone said before Monday's game that a timeline for Sanchez's return remains in line with GM Brian Cashman's original prediction that he would return in the final week of August or first week of September.

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Gary Sanchez (24) Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Gary Sanchez (24) Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

There is no hiding the Yankees are banged up, given two of their sluggers -- Gary Sanchez and Aaron Judge -- are both out due to injury. Judge said earlier Friday that he still hasn't been able to pick up a bat, and there is going to be discomfort in his fractured right hand for awhile.

As for Sanchez, though, manager Aaron Boone gave some promising news before the Yankees' matchup with the Rangers. He has been in Tampa rehabbing a right groin strain.

"I think he'll probably be on the ground running there this weekend and he'll fly here Sunday night to join us starting Monday," Boone told the YES Network before the game. "And I would say Monday we'll really ramp up as far as the hitting, starting to do catching things, and then the normal conditioning as well. But he's progressing well, feeling good."

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Giancarlo Stanton (27) Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports (Mike Dinovo)
Giancarlo Stanton (27) Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports (Mike Dinovo)

The Yankees' three-headed monster has only shown one face lately. But luckily, Giancarlo Stanton isn't disappointing. 

Stanton provided the big blow in Wednesday night's 7-3 win to complete a sweep over the White Sox, crushing a grand slam in the top of the second. It was his sixth career slam, but more importantly, it was another big hit in the absence of Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez.

"It's good to produce any way, any time," he told The Post's Ken Davidoff. "But this is obviously more important than most times here. Just got to step it up."

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Chris Carelli, SNY.TV Facebook | Twitter | About Me | Archives A rookie skipper automatically gets some rope to navigate his way up the managerial learning curve, but what happens when the rope begins to fray?

Yankees manager Aaron Boone has been provided more leash than others due to a 50-22 start. But, since the exceptional opening to the season, Boone's Yankees are 19-20 and lost five straight games before Monday night's win in Chicago.

Boone has called the span of lackluster play a "blip," and repeatedly says there is not an energy problem. After the sweep at the hands of the Red Sox, Boone said the Yankees were "too good" to let it define them.

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 (Paul Rutherford)
(Paul Rutherford)

After such a tumultuous weekend up in Boston, would it be safe to say the Red Sox have taken the AL East title following their four-game sweep of the Yankees?

Manager Aaron Boone won't let up. 

"We will not. We're too good," Boone told ESPN's Coley Harvey when asked if the sweep defines the Yankees' season. "This is a test we're going through right now, there's no question."

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Jul 25, 2018; St. Petersburg, FL, USA;New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone (17) blows a bubble with his bubble hum during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Jul 25, 2018; St. Petersburg, FL, USA;New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone (17) blows a bubble with his bubble hum during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

The Yankees are in a bit of a pinch. 

New York lost it's third straight game, and this one was mundane on all sides for the Bombers. Luis Severino struggled once again despite slowly turning things around before his exit. And Red Sox RHP Rick Porcello absolutely dominated with a one-hit masterpiece on Friday night in Fenway Park. 

The Yankees are now 18-18 -- an even .500 -- in their last 36 games. And on top of that, Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez are still out of the lineup with their respective injuries. 

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New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium. (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium. (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks went 3-for-3 with his 17th home run of the season in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Kansas City Royals, continuing his success in the cleanup spot in a lineup bitten by injuries.

Hicks, whose 370-foot home run off Burch Smith gave New York a 2-0 lead in a game it wouldn't trail, is 6-for-11 in four games when batting fourth this season. He also hit a double and a single to improve his batting line to .256/.359/.491.

"I just continue to do what I do,'' Hicks said, according to Newsday's Steven Marcus. "I haven't really changed the way that I approach hitting. I'm not going to try to hit like a four-hole hitter. I'm just going to confine to be myself and do what I can to help the team win.''

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 (Adam Hunger)
(Adam Hunger)

Yankees GM Brian Cashman is expecting C Gary Sanchez to be out until late August or early September, according to the New York Post.

In the meantime, Cashman is OK with Austin Romine and Kyle Higashioka at the catcher position but will also look at the market for catchers.

Sanchez has landed on the 10-day DL due to a right groin strain, the team announced Tuesday. 

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Jun 22, 2018; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) works out prior to the gam against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Jun 22, 2018; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) works out prior to the gam against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

This is either incredibly amazing timing or the Yankees are trolling their own player.

The morning after Gary Sanchez's lack of hustle on both sides of the ball hurt the Yankees in a one-run loss, the team tweeted about "Heart and Hustle" award winner Austin Romine -- Sanchez's backup.

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New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino throws a pitch during the third inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino throws a pitch during the third inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

Though he made Yankees history by becoming the third player in franchise history to strike out 500 batters before turning 25, RHP Luis Severino had his worst outing of the season in Monday's 7-6 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.

Severino allowed season-highs of seven runs (six earned) and 11 hits in five-plus innings, suffering his second loss since mid-April. 

Since starting the season with a 1.98 ERA, Severino has a 7.80 ERA over his last three outings, going no more than five innings and allowing at least three runs in each start.

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New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

Gary Sanchez's lack of hustle running to first base on his game-ending groundout cost the Yankees in Monday's 7-6 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.

Sanchez was slow out of the batter's box when he hit into a game-ending 4-6-3 groundout with the bases loaded and two outs. Aaron Hicks beat a toss to second base, however shortstop Willy Adames had enough time to regroup and throw to first to beat Sanchez by a step.

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Michelle Yu, Sal Licata and Marc Malusis recap the critical errors the Yankees made in Monday night's 7-6 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.

Luis Severino pitched his worst game of the season and the Yankees' rally fell short in a 7-6 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday at Tropicana Field. >> Box score

Things to know about Monday's game

1) Severino (14-3) suffered his first loss since June 10 as the Yankees fell to 1-2 in the second half of the season. He allowed a season-high seven runs (six earned) and 11 hits in five-plus innings.

2) The Yankees trailed 7-3 in the sixth inning but rallied for three runs in the seventh to pull within one. After loading the bases with one out in the top of the ninth inning, Aaron Hicks grounded into a fielder's choice and Gary Sanchez, whose passed ball in the first inning allowed Jake Bauers to score from second base, hit into a 4-6-3 groundout to end the game.

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Yankees manager Aaron Boone and outfielder Brett Gardner discuss missed opportunities in their 7-5 loss to the Mets.

The Yankees couldn't complete their comeback in the Subway Series, as they dropped their first game back from the All-Star break, 7-5, in the Bronx.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

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

 

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New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres at Yankee Stadium (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres at Yankee Stadium (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees C Gary Sanchez returns to the team tonight as the second half of the season kicks off. And New York could see a return of another key cog in their lineup next week as well.

Manager Aaron Boone said Friday he expects star rookie Gleyber Torres to be back with the team next Wednesday at the conclusion of their seris with the Rays in Tampa. Torres will begin rehab games in Tampa tomorrow as he is on the final leg of his rehab assignment. 

Torres suffered a hip strain on July 4, and has been out of the lineup since. He recently said he feels ready to play right now, but the Yankees want to be 100 percent sure he is before sending him back on the field. 

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Gary Sanchez (24)Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports (Dan Hamilton)
Gary Sanchez (24)Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports (Dan Hamilton)

Yankees have activated C Gary Sanchez from the 10-day DL after recovering from a groin injury sustained on June 24. C Kyle Higashioka was optioned to Triple-A to make room.

Sanchez returns in time to face the Mets at Yankee Stadium as the Yankees trail the Red Sox by 4.5 games heading into the second half of the MLB season.

The 25-year-old Sanchez, who hasn't played since he left the 10th inning of the Yankees' 7-6 loss to the Rays after grounding into a double play, has a .190/.291/.433 batting line with 14 home runs and 41 RBIs in 63 games this season.

Sanchez homered in a rehab game with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday.

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Sep 11, 2016; Bronx, NY, USA; A general view during the national anthem prior to the game between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Sep 11, 2016; Bronx, NY, USA; A general view during the national anthem prior to the game between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

New York Yankees baseball is normally associated with one of the best franchises in all of sports. Well, the money speaks for itself.

According to Forbes, the Yankees are valued at $4 billion, making them the most valuable MLB franchise in 2018. They also come in at fifth overall in the world. 

There are six MLB teams in the top 50, but this storied franchise can thank their exciting, young team for a large boost in revenue. Led by Aaron Judge, Luis Severino, and Gary Sanchez, this young Yankees team is drawing viewers at home and at Yankee Stadium.

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New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres at Yankee Stadium (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres at Yankee Stadium (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres and catcher Gary Sanchez are optimistic about returning from the disabled list shortly after the All-Star break.

Torres, who was named to the American League All-Star team as a rookie but will not play in Tuesday's game, said he feels good after suffering a hip strain on July 4 and could be on track to return Monday when the Yankees begin a three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays.

"I think I'm ready right now," Torres said, according to Newsday's Erik Boland. "I'm just waiting for more (rehab) games. If everything is all right, I'm back to play."

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Gary Sanchez (24)Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports (Dan Hamilton)
Gary Sanchez (24)Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports (Dan Hamilton)

Yankees C Gary Sanchez homered and played seven innings with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in a rehab game on Sunday.

Sanchez finished 1-for-3 with an RBI and two strikeouts.

Sanchez has been sidelined with a groin injury since June 24.

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Jun 14, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) and New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres (25) celebrate after scoring in the fifth inning against Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jun 14, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) and New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres (25) celebrate after scoring in the fifth inning against Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

The Yankees have been without C Gary Sanchez and All-Star 2B Gleyber Torres in recent weeks, but could get both players back soon according to manager Aaron Boone. 

Sanchez has been sidelined with a groin injury since June 24 and Torres with a hip injury since July 4.

"[Torres is] doing well. He's out doing infield work right now, so it's the first day of that," Boone said...

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Bernie Williams Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)
Bernie Williams Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)

Former Yankees great Bernie Williams played on New York's best team -- and arguably one of the best teams to play the game -- in 1998. He has a few championship rings from his 1990s playing days to show for it too.

But, when asked if this year's Yankee team deserves comparison to his squad, Bernie couldn't agree more. 

"It's very exciting to watch," he told Newsday's Sal Cacciatore at the Double-A All-Star Game in Trenton, NJ on Wednesday night. Williams played the National Anthem with his guitar before the game kicked off. 

Tags: Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Gleyber Torres, Greg Bird, Luis Severino, Miguel Andujar
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May 1, 2018; Houston, TX, USA; New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) rounds the bases and Houston Astros relief pitcher Ken Giles (53) reacts after Sanchez hits a home run during the ninth inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports (Troy Taormina)
May 1, 2018; Houston, TX, USA; New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) rounds the bases and Houston Astros relief pitcher Ken Giles (53) reacts after Sanchez hits a home run during the ninth inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports (Troy Taormina)

Yankees C Gary Sanchez could begin a rehab assignment on Sunday with the goal of returning to the team after the All-Star break, reports Erik Boland of Newsday.

Sanchez took batting practice on the field, ran the bases, and ran in the outfield prior to Tuesday night's game.

The 25-year-old has been increasing baseball activities as of late after missing several weeks with a strained right groin.

 

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New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez follows through on a swing for a two-run home run during the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium. (Kelvin Kuo/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez follows through on a swing for a two-run home run during the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium. (Kelvin Kuo/USA TODAY Sports)

There is more good news coming for the rehabilitation of C Gary Sanchez's strained right groin. He has been sidelined since June 25th. 

According to Bryan Hoch, Sanchez is planning on taking batting practice with the team tomorrow in Baltimore. Manager Aaron Boone also mentioned that his injured catcher could start his rehab assignment by the end of the Cleveland series. 

This is another step in the right direction for Sanchez after his progression on Saturday where he took batting practice as well as catching a bullpen session for RHP Masahiro Tanaka.

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New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) has a mound conference with pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) in the sixth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium. (Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) has a mound conference with pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) in the sixth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium. (Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees RHP Masahiro Tanaka (hamstrings) and C Gary Sanchez (groin) both have had positive steps in their respective rehabs.

Tanaka will rejoin the team and start Tuesday, according to Aaron Boone. The 29-year-old had a successful rehab outing on Wednesday, throwing five innings. He would have been lined up for a start on Monday, but he'll wait until Tuesday to return...

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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge bats during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Friday, June 1, 2018, in Baltimore. The Yankees won 4-1. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (AP)
New York Yankees' Aaron Judge bats during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Friday, June 1, 2018, in Baltimore. The Yankees won 4-1. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (AP)

With just three days left to vote for the 2018 All-Star Game, Yankees OF Aaron Judge is the only pinstriped player slated to start for the American League. 

This latest update on the ballot isn't a surprise as Judge was the third-best outfielder in voting last week as well. He remains in that slot this week with 2,021,348 votes, and Mookie Betts and Mike Trout ahead of him. 

Gleyber Torres, Giancarlo Stanton, and Gary Sanchez also remain in second place for their respective positions, while Miguel Andujar fell to third in third bas voting as Astros' Alex Bregman took the runner-up position. Didi Gregorius also fell from third to fourth in the shortstop list. 

Tags: Aaron Judge, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Giancarlo Stanton, Gleyber Torres, Miguel Andujar
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New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees manager Aaron Boone said he hopes catcher Gary Sanchez can return from a Grade 1 right groin strain around the All-Star break, he told reporters before Sunday's game against the Red Sox.

Sanchez was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Monday after he left last Sunday's game against the Rays after grounding into a double play, walking gingerly off the field.

Boone estimated then that Sanchez would miss approximately three to four weeks. The All-Star break would coincide with Boone's initial evaluation.

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New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez walks off the field with manager Aaron Boone and trainer as he leaves the game with an appoint injury during the 10th inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez walks off the field with manager Aaron Boone and trainer as he leaves the game with an appoint injury during the 10th inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees have sent catcher Gary Sanchez to the 10-day DL with a right groin strain, which he sustained during Sunday's loss to the Rays.

Sanchez is probably looking at a three-to-four week absence, manager Aaron Boone said before Monday night's game.

"It's huge," Boone said about being without Sanchez. "Gary Sanchez out of your lineup, that's a big deal."

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Jun 22, 2018; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner (11) singles during the seventh inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Jun 22, 2018; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner (11) singles during the seventh inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

The Yankees were uncharacteristically silent at the plate in a 2-1 loss to the Rays on Friday night in Tampa Bay. >> Box score

Things to know about Wednesday's game

1) Aaron Judge and Miguel Andujar hit two-run homers in the first inning, with Judge's ball just clearing the right-center field wall, and Andujar's ball just clearing the right field wall down the line.

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New York Yankees relief pitcher Chad Green throws pitch in the sixth inning during the Toronto Blue Jays season home opener at Rogers Centre. (Nick Turchiaro/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Chad Green throws pitch in the sixth inning during the Toronto Blue Jays season home opener at Rogers Centre. (Nick Turchiaro/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees lost to the Washington Nationals 5-3 at Nationals Park on a game that began May 15 and was resumed on June 18 due to weather. >> Box score

Things to know about the game

1) The Yankees and Nationals were tied at 3 entering the bottom of the sixth inning before rain halted play in May. 

2) Chad Green, who came on in relief of Masahiro Tanaka, surrendered a go-ahead two-run home run to Juan Soto, who on May 15 was in Double-A and made his official MLB debut on May 20, in the bottom of the sixth inning that gave Washington a 5-3 lead. (Soto's official MLB debut will still be May 20, but with an asterisk to denote his appearance in the suspended game.)

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Chad Green, Gary Sanchez, Masahiro Tanaka, Tyler Austin, Washington Nationals
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Andy Pettitte Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)
Andy Pettitte Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)

Former Yankees hurler Andy Pettitte is only 46 years old, but on Sunday, he was an Old Timer. 

Taking part in his first Old Timer's Day game at Yankee Stadium, Pettitte took in the moment both on the mound and at the plate. He also got to chat with the current Yankees in the dugout and cluhouse in the days leading up to the game. He even threw batting practice to the team on Sunday. 

Putting on the pinstripes against gave Pettitte flashbacks, and maybe it is because this year's Yankees squad has put together the best start by a Yankee team since the 1998 team that won the World Series after winning 114 regular-season games. Pettitte was 26 on that team, and now at 46, he thinks this Yankee team has the potential to be great as well...

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Is Severino the Yankees MVP? 00:03:06
Anthony McCarron joins GEICO SportsNite to break down the Yankees' 4-1 win over the Rays and another dominant outing by Luis Severino.

The Yankees beat the Rays to set themselves up with the chance for a four-game sweep on Sunday with a 4-1 win over on Saturday behind Luis Severino, Gary Sanchez and Giancarlo Stanton. >> Box score

Things to know about today's game

1) Luis Severino was simply too much for the Rays, as he spun eight scoreless innings, allowing just three hits with nine strikeouts and two walks. In his eighth and final inning, his fastball still hit 99.7 MPH.

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New York Yankees Gary Sanchez (24) gets a pat on the back by Giancarlo Stanton after his two-run home run off Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price in the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Stanton had a two-run triple in the first inning. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) (AP)
New York Yankees Gary Sanchez (24) gets a pat on the back by Giancarlo Stanton after his two-run home run off Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price in the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Stanton had a two-run triple in the first inning. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) (AP)

Giancarlo Stanton led off the 5th inning with the Yankees leading the Rays 2-0 with Gary Sanchez on deck. Both sluggers mashed solo home runs, extending the Yankees' lead to 4-0. 

Watch below.

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