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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. 

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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees 00:00:46
Yankees manager Aaron Boone praises the start and debut by Jonathan Loaisiga where he struck out six over five shutout innings.

Making his Major League debut, Jonathan Loaisiga led a stellar day on the mound for the Yanks as they shutout the Rays, 5-0, in the Bronx. >> Box score

Things to know about tonight's game

1) Domingo German was impressive for a second consecutive start, striking out 10 batters en route to his first win of the season, after giving up a home run on the first pitch of the game. His final line: 6 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 10 K, 2 BB. German has struck out 19 batters over his last two starts (12 innings). 

Tags: Adam Warren, David Robertson, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Jonathan Holder
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Sanchez struggles on 00:00:26
Yankees manager Aaron Boone discusses the slumping Gary Sanchez, and how his catcher needs to stay strong mentally to get through it.

As Gary Sanchez continues to fall deeper into his current slump, the Yankees are continuing to brush off any worry regarding their slugging catcher. 

After his 0-for-4 performance to finish the three-game Subway Series on Sunday, Sanchez is now 4-for-his-last-53 (.079) and he has not put one out of the ballpark since his two-homer game in Kansas City on May 19. Overall, he is hitting /.190/.291/.430 this season. 

Before the season began, many salivated at the prospect of Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton in the same lineup. However, the Yankees made it a point to say Sanchez was their most complete hitter...

Tags: Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Giancarlo Stanton, Greg Bird, Scott Thompson
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New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez meets with pitcher Luis Severino during the third inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez meets with pitcher Luis Severino during the third inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees were shut out for the first time in 2018 after their eighth-inning rally fell through in Sunday's 2-0 loss to the Mets at Citi Field. >> Box score

Things to know about Sunday's game

1) Down 2-0 in the eighth inning, the Yankees had runners on first and second thanks to Miguel Andujar's single and Aaron Judge reaching on two Jose Reyes errors on a neighborhood play on a potential double-play ball, but Gleyber Torres fouled out and Brett Gardner flied out to end the threat.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Amed Rosario, Brett Gardner, Gary Sanchez, Gleyber Torres, Jose Reyes, Luis Severino, Miguel Andujar, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo
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New York Yankees catcher Austin Romine in action during the game against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. (Jerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees catcher Austin Romine in action during the game against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. (Jerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports)

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How is it that a designated hitter can affect the role of the catchers on a club? Plate appearances.

While the Yankees may not regret trading for OF Giancarlo Stanton, there has been an unforeseen development among the club's catchers that has manager Aaron Boone searching for a balance of duties behind the dish. Stanton's role with the club may be making that difficult.

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New York Yankees first baseman Greg Bird on deck to bat during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees first baseman Greg Bird on deck to bat during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees are expected to activate first baseman Greg Bird and RHP Tommy Kahnle off thie disabled list for this weekend's series against the Los Angeles Angels, according to NJ.com's Brendan Kuty.

Bird, 25, has not played a regular-season game since undergoing surgery to remove a bone spur from his ankle in March. In 12 minor league rehab games, he has hit .205 with three home runs and eight RBIs.

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(Peter Aiken)

The Yankees took a big sigh of relief when they learned that Gary Sanchez was only cramping in his right calf when he had to come out of Tuesday's game.

It is with that sigh of relief that manager Aaron Boone kept caution when making his Wednesday lineup that didn't see Sanchez' name penciled in. He decided to give his slugging catcher an off-day to recuperate, knowing the Yankees have no game schedule on Thursday as well.

"I feel like we dodged a bullet," Boone told MLB.com's Bryan Hoch. "He came out here and did some agility running workouts before and checked out OK. He was actually texting me early [Wednesday] morning that he was good to go, but with this off-day tomorrow, it's probably best to hold him back. I think he's fine, and he'll be an option for us if we need him."

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GEICO SportsNite: BNNY on Yanks 00:04:42
The Baseball Night in New York panel discusses the Yankees' stranglehold over the AL East and wonder how long they can keep this run up.

The Yankees put together yet another come-from-behind win thanks to the bats of Brett Gardner and Aaron Judge, while taking the AL East lead from the Red Sox in a 9-6 win in the Bronx. >> Box score

Tags: Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, Chad Green, Chasen Shreve, Gary Sanchez, Giancarlo Stanton, Gleyber Torres, Jonathan Holder, Masahiro Tanaka, Neil Walker, Scott Thompson
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The comparisons are beginning to percolate between the 2018 New York Yankees squad, and the 1998 team that graced us with one of the best seasons ever turned in by a baseball team in MLB history.

The obvious similarity is the record each possessed after 34 games -- the 1998 team was 26-8, while the Yankees of today sit at 24-10. The '98 club got off to a rocky start (1-4), but turned the corner rather quickly and fiercely, winning 25 of their next 29 games. The current Yanks are on a 15-1 run after failing to find anything, but a middle ground for the team's first 18 games.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, CC Sabathia, Gary Sanchez, Gleyber Torres, Miguel Andujar, Tyler Austin, Chris Carelli
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New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres is mobbed by his teammates after hitting a walk-off three-run home run to beat the Cleveland Indians 7-4 at Yankee Stadium. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres is mobbed by his teammates after hitting a walk-off three-run home run to beat the Cleveland Indians 7-4 at Yankee Stadium. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)

Rookie second baseman Gleyber Torres became the youngest Yankee to hit a walk-off home run with a three-run shot in Sunday's 7-4 win over the Cleveland Indians as New York won for the 15th time in its past 16 games.

After Cleveland's Dan Otero intentionally walked Giancarlo Stanton with one out and first base open in the bottom of the ninth, Torres, at 21 years, 144 days, lined a 3-2 sinker that sailed over the right-center field fence for his second home run since he was promoted to the majors and the Yankees' sixth straight win.

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Dellin Betances, Gary Sanchez, Gleyber Torres, Neil Walker
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New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres is mobbed by his teammates after hitting a walk-off three-run home run to beat the Cleveland Indians 7-4 at Yankee Stadium. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres is mobbed by his teammates after hitting a walk-off three-run home run to beat the Cleveland Indians 7-4 at Yankee Stadium. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)

Rookie second baseman Gleyber Torres became the youngest Yankee to hit a walk-off home run with a three-run shot in Sunday's 7-4 win over the Cleveland Indians as New York won for the 15th time in its past 16 games.

After Cleveland's Dan Otero intentionally walked Giancarlo Stanton with one out and first base open in the bottom of the ninth, Torres, at 21 years, 144 days, lined a 3-2 sinker that sailed over the right-center field fence for his second home run since he was promoted to the majors and the Yankees' sixth straight win.

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Dellin Betances, Gary Sanchez, Gleyber Torres, Neil Walker
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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)

Astros reliever Ken Giles allowed a three-run, game-changing homer to Gary Sanchez in the ninth inning on Tuesday night in Houston. And he beat himself up over it -- literally.

While walking off the mound, the fiery Giles punched himself in the face. 

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New York Yankees starting pitcher Sonny Gray pitches against the Houston Astros in the first inning at Minute Maid Park. (Thomas Shea/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Sonny Gray pitches against the Houston Astros in the first inning at Minute Maid Park. (Thomas Shea/USA TODAY Sports)

After Sonny Gray threw six innings of two-run ball in Monday's 2-1 loss to the Houston Astros, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said the team will plan for Austin Romine to catch Gray for the near future when the schedule permits as opposed to Gary Sanchez.

"I think his next start is probably that Saturday when we're at home (against Cleveland), which will be a day game after a night game," Boone said, according to Newsday's Erik Boland. "So especially in those kind of scenarios, when it makes sense, at least in the short term, we'll do that."

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New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner reacts to striking out with men on base to end the fifth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. (Thomas Shea/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner reacts to striking out with men on base to end the fifth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. (Thomas Shea/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees' late rally fell short as their nine-game winning streak was snapped with a 2-1 loss to the defending World Series champion Houston Astros on Monday at Minute Maid Park. >> Box score


After struggling for the first seven innings off Charlie Morton, the Yankees had the tying and go-ahead runs on base after Brett Gardner's RBI single in the top of the eighth inning off Chris Devenski, but Didi Gregorius struck out with runners on first and second to end the inning.

In the top of the ninth inning, Giancarlo Stanton, Gary Sanchez and Aaron Hicks all struck out against Ken Giles, as the Yankees were held to one run for the third time this season.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Austin Romine, Brett Gardner, Gary Sanchez, Gleyber Torres, Houston Astros
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 (Jayne Kamin-Oncea)
(Jayne Kamin-Oncea)

Riding high on a nine-game win streak, the Yankees are currently the hottest team in baseball.

The Bronx Bombers swept the Angels on Sunday night with a close 2-1 win as they continue to heat up heading into May. They outscored the Angels 17-5 in the series, and this is a team that was 16-9 -- almost the same record as New York (15-9) -- heading into the series. 

But, before the Yankees can return home, they will make a stop in a stadium that saw them freezing cold the last time they stepped on its diamond...

Tags: Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Gleyber Torres, Miguel Andujar, Scott Thompson
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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)

Gary Sanchez hit a two-run home run while CC Sabathia threw seven strong innings as the Yankees won their ninth straight game and swept the Los Angeles Angels with a 2-1 win on Sunday at Angel Stadium. >> Box score


Sanchez's two-run home run off Tyler Skaggs in the fourth inning proved to be enough as Sabathia (2-0) and New York's bullpen held off the Angels in a three-game sweep.

After Giancarlo Stanton doubled with one out, Sanchez crushed an 0-1 fastball over the left-field fence for his seventh home run of the season and give the Yankees a 2-0 lead.

Sabathia gave up one run and five hits in seven solid innings, as he improved to 2-0 with a 0.52 ERA over his last three outings.

Tags: Aroldis Chapman, CC Sabathia, Chad Green, Gary Sanchez, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
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Breaking down the Yanks' streak 00:04:21
The BNNY guys discuss the Yankees' sweep of the Twins following a walk-off home run by Gary Sanchez on Thursday afternoon.

Gary Sanchez smacked a walk-off three-run home run as the Yankees overcame a three-run deficit to beat the Twins 4-3, for their sixth straight win. << Box score

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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees 00:00:42
Yankees manager Aaron Boone discusses slugger Giancarlo Stanton's four-hit night in the team's 14-run offensive outburst against the Twins.

Miguel Andujar homered to record an extra-base hit in his seventh straight game, Giancarlo Stanton, Didi Gregorius and Tyler Austin also homered and the Yankees won their third straight game with a 14-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score


A day after going 4-for-4 with two doubles, Andujar homered in the second inning off Jake Odorizzi and doubled in the sixth, as he is now 15-for-29 since April 13 to raise his batting line from .107/.133/.107 to .316/.333/.649.

Stanton broke out of a 2-for-27 slump by going 4-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs and a walk, while Gregorius hit a grand slam in the eighth inning for his team-leading seventh home run of the season.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Gleyber Torres, Masahiro Tanaka, Miguel Andujar, Minnesota Twins, Tyler Austin
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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees 00:01:54
Sweeny Murti reports from Yankee Stadium following the Bombers' 5-1 win over the Blue Jays.

Luis Severino pitched seven strong innings, Didi Gregorius hit a home run and had two RBIs, and the Yankees beat the Blue Jays on Sunday, 5-1 << Box score

Tags: Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino
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New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run against the Miami Marlins during the fourth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run against the Miami Marlins during the fourth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

Didi Gregorius and Aaron Judge combined for three home runs, Gary Sanchez had three hits and three RBIs and the Yankees blew out the Miami Marlins 12-1 on Monday at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score


Gregorius went 3-for-4 with two home runs and three RBIs, while Judge went 2-for-4 with two RBIs as New York won for the third time in the past four games.

Luis Severino (3-1) gave up one hit in six scoreless innings, retiring 15 of the past 16 hitters he faced.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino, Miami Marlins
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(Raj Mehta)

In his second game off the DL, Aaron Hicks led the Yankess with three RBI on two homers in 8-6 win over the Tigers on Friday.<< Box score


Gray lasted just three-plus innings against the Red Sox, giving up six runs on seven hits. He was able to escape a pair of runners on in the first inning but gave up four runs in the second and another two in the third.

In the second inning, Mookie Betts (RBI sacrifice fly) and Andrew Benintendi (RBI fielder's choice) each traded a run for an out or the damage could've been worse. Gray was lifted one batter into the fourth...

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Aroldis Chapman, Brett Gardner, Gary Sanchez, Scott Thompson
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 (Winslow Townson)
(Winslow Townson)

If there ever was a time to awake the bats of Giancarlo Stanton and Gary Sanchez, it is against the Yankees' biggest rival. 

It obviously wasn't the biggest storyline of Wednesday night's brawl-filled fiasco at Fenway Park, but maybe it is the intensity of the rivalry that has sparked some offense from the Yanks' key power hitters. 

Both sluggers entered the series in major slumps. However, it wasn't something that the two were utterly concerned with. For example, general manager Brian Cashman said the way Stanton is handling the media's bombardment of questions shows he isn't worried in the slightest. 

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Jul 31, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman speaks with the media before a game against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees today traded for Oakland Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray at the MLB trade deadline. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Jul 31, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman speaks with the media before a game against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees today traded for Oakland Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray at the MLB trade deadline. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Yankees GM Brian Cashman didn't envision needing Monday's off-day to recuperate his squad this early in the season. But it was certainly needed with key players continuing to battle injury. 

The most notable has been CF Aaron Hicks (intercostal muscle strain), who is close to returning to the team. Cashman told the Daily News' Mike Mazzeo that he hopes to see him return "some time probably during the Tigers series," which is this coming weekend. He is hoping to see Hicks suit up for a minor-league game as early as Tuesday.

Catcher Gary Sanchez also caught the injury bug over the weekend, as he was experiencing right hamstring soreness and cramping which kept him out the past two games. Cashman says the team will evaluate him on Tuesday to see if he is game ready. 

Tags: Aaron Hicks, CC Sabathia, Clint Frazier, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Jacoby Ellsbury, Tyler Wade
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Apr 6, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) is helped off the field by trainer Steve Donahue after being injured as manager Aaron Boone (17) looks on against the Baltimore Orioles during the 14th inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Apr 6, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) is helped off the field by trainer Steve Donahue after being injured as manager Aaron Boone (17) looks on against the Baltimore Orioles during the 14th inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

The Yankees couldn't get out of Yankee Stadium quick enough Friday night as the team has turned into a M*A*S*H unit.

CC Sabathia, Brandon Drury, Tyler Wade and Gary Sanchez all left the game in succession Friday due to injury or illness, while Aroldis Chapman was seen by the training staff in-game. As reported earlier this morning, Sabathia and Drury are heading to the disabled list to join a slew of teammates. The Yankees have been without Greg Bird, Jacoby Ellsbury, Clint Frazier and Aaron Hicks since the beginning of the season and they lost outfield replacement Billy McKinney earlier this week...

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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees win 00:00:45
Yankees manager Aaron Boone, Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge discuss the type of power that this team is capable of bringing this season.

The Yankees' three-headed monster in Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, and Gary Sanchez each hammered a home run in a 7-2 win over the Rays. << Box score

Tags: Aaron Judge, Aroldis Chapman, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino, Ronald Torreyes, Scott Thompson
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Mar 18, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA;New York Yankees first baseman Greg Bird (33) is congratulated by left fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) as he hits a 2-run home run during the first inning against the Miami Marlins at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Mar 18, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA;New York Yankees first baseman Greg Bird (33) is congratulated by left fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) as he hits a 2-run home run during the first inning against the Miami Marlins at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

Luis Severino allowed three runs across five innings, Greg Bird and Gary Sanchez homered, and the Yankees beat the Marlins, 8-5, on Sunday afternoon at George Steinbrenner Field >> Box score

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Feb 28, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA;New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) hits a 2-run home run during the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Feb 28, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA;New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) hits a 2-run home run during the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

Gary Sanchez homered and Aaron Judge reached base four times as the Yankees beat the Pirates 9-5 on Thursday. >> Box score


Things to know about Thursday's game

 

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Mar 8, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (40) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
Mar 8, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (40) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

After a strong start from Luis Severino, the Yankees surrendered six unanswered runs en route to a 7-6 loss to the Phillies on Thursday afternoon at Steinbrenner Field.

Making his 2018 Grapefruit League debut, Severino allowed one unearned run on three hits and one walk in 3 1/3 innings. He struck out three.

Didi Gregorius hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning, with Erik KratzGiancarlo Stanton and Gary Sanchez driving in the Yankees' remaining runs.

After Aroldis Chapman relieved Severino and struck out two of the three batters he faced, Justus Sheffield and Wade LeBlanc each allowed three earned runs to give the Phillies the lead.

Tags: Aroldis Chapman, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Justus Sheffield, Luis Severino
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(Jasen Vinlove)

Aaron Judge doesn't think he wants to defend his Home Run Derby title this season. 

"I think I am one and done," Judge said on The Players' Tribune podcast Wednesday.

The AL Rookie of the Year didn't give a specific reason as to why he doesn't want to participate. ..

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Feb 28, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA;New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) hits a 2-run home run during the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Feb 28, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA;New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) hits a 2-run home run during the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

In a lineup that boasts a pair of 50-homer hitters who happen to be the reigning National League MVP and the American League Rookie of the Year, CC Sabathia thinks Gary Sanchez might be the best of the bunch.

"I think Sanchy's probably the best hitter in the lineup, you don't talk about him at all," Sabathia said. "He has power to all fields. He reminds me of a young Manny Ramirez. That's enough said right there."

Sanchez, 25, hit .278/.345/.531 with 33 homers and 90 RBIs despite missing virtually the entire month of April and the beginning of May with a strained right biceps.

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New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez throws to first base during a workout at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Jonathan Dyer/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez throws to first base during a workout at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Jonathan Dyer/USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees manager Aaron Boone has been impressed with the way catcher Gary Sanchez has played both offensively and defensively so far this spring.

Sanchez is 4-for-10 with one home run and two RBIs so far this spring. Behind the plate on Sunday, he threw out the Tampa Bay Rays' Mallex Smith trying to steal second on a Chad Green pitch.

"I thought Smith had a really good jump and we weren't overly quick to the plate," Boone said, according to Newsday's Erik Boland. "That's one of those where you kind of elbow each other over there [in the dugout] and go, 'Did you just see that?' ... The one thing we didn't get on the bench was his pop time."

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New York Yankees pitcher Luis Cessa tosses the ball back to the plate during spring training workouts at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Reinhold Matay/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees pitcher Luis Cessa tosses the ball back to the plate during spring training workouts at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Reinhold Matay/USA TODAY Sports)

Luis Cessa got the start and allowed four runs (three earned) on four hits while walking one and striking out two in two innings as the Yankees lost to the Tigers, 9-6, on Wednesday afternoon >> Box score

Three things to know about today's game

1) Aaron Judge went 0-for-2 with a strikeout while serving as the DH.

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Feb 19, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees players warm up during practice at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports (Butch Dill)
Feb 19, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees players warm up during practice at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports (Butch Dill)

Vegas has the Yankees tied with the defending World Series-champion Astros for the best odds to win the American League pennant, per Bovada.

New York and Houston both have 11/4 odds to win the pennant, while the Indians (13/4) and Red Sox (6/1) are behind them.

The Yankees were a game short of the World Series last season, where the Astros eventually finished them off in their own Minute Maid Park on their way to their first World Series title in franchise history. 

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Mar 10, 2017; Clearwater, FL, USA; New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) reaches on error and scores a run during the fifth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Spectrum Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 10, 2017; Clearwater, FL, USA; New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) reaches on error and scores a run during the fifth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Spectrum Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez has hit 53 home runs through his first 177 career MLB games, but perhaps his biggest accomplishment as a hitter came during Sunday's spring training batting practice when he hit a ball so hard the cover ripped off.

Seriously.

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New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances walks off the field after a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. Baltimore won 7-6. (AP)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances walks off the field after a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. Baltimore won 7-6. (AP)

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The Yankees had a surprisingly magical 2017 season with numerous high quality and breakout performances; however, there were a few players whose production the club hopes is not duplicated in 2018.

Dellin Betances

Betances has never been the model of command on the mound. His inability to control his large frame forced the Yankees to convert him to a reliever in the minors as a last-ditch effort to squeeze value out of a highly touted prospect.

Tags: Aroldis Chapman, Austin Romine, Chad Green, Dellin Betances, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Chris Carelli
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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge is introduced before Game 3 of the 2017 ALCS against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium. (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge is introduced before Game 3 of the 2017 ALCS against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium. (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)

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The Yankees will not be viewed as the lovable, up and coming "Baby Bombers" this season. Instead, the Yankees will come out of the gate as the hunted "Evil Empire," which comes with one expectation; winning a World Series title.

It is a poorly kept secret that a championship is the Yankees' Spring Training mantra year in and year out. However, over the last few seasons, fans, the players, coaches and front office would admit under truth serum that the club was not the best team in the league. Fresh off an incredible 2017 season and courtesy of a strong returning cast, more impact prospects on the horizon and a rather large addition (literally and figuratively), the 2018 Yankees have a legitimate chance to reach and win their 28th World Series.

Teams often relish the role of the underdog. Working under stamped down expectations from those outside the organization tends to create an "us versus them" mentality. The Yankees seemed to ride that sentiment through much of the 2017 season. That mindset is history.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Aroldis Chapman, Dellin Betances, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Masahiro Tanaka
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New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez and right fielder Aaron Judge celebrate the 6-3 win over the Minnesota Twins at a baseball game Tuesday, July 18, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn) (Bruce Kluckhohn/AP)
New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez and right fielder Aaron Judge celebrate the 6-3 win over the Minnesota Twins at a baseball game Tuesday, July 18, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn) (Bruce Kluckhohn/AP)

Gary Sanchez knows he needs to improve his defense after last season, and that is all he has been working on this offseason. 

"This offseason, I worked really hard on defense because I want to be better than last year," Sanchez told The Post's Dan Martin through his translator. "I want to fix all the little issues I had last year defensively and keep improving."

Sanchez came into Spring Training looking leaner as well, and though he said he didn't lose any weight, his physique could aid in his defensive abilities this season. The Yankees will hope so as his 16 passed balls last season were the most by any catcher. 

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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

The Yankees have many tasks to complete down in Tampa before the season starts, and maybe none takes precedent over how to split time with the dynamic duo of Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge.

The idea to rotate them behind right field and designated hitter isn't a simple solution as the Yankees would like to get them more playing time in the field. That is why new first-base coach and outfield instructor Reggie Willits will work with both players in left field to see if that would be an option new manager Aaron Boone could use. 

"It's going to be exciting," Willits told MLB.com's Bryan Hoch. "Everybody asks that question like it's a problem. It's not a problme at all. It's a pretty big blessing."

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, Gary Sanchez
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(Robert Deutsch)

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At 25 years old, Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez is a bonafide hitting star, and if he is able to take the next step behind the dish, he could be on his way to be becoming the best all-around catcher in the game.

Sanchez entered the 2017 season riding an amazing two-month stint in 2016 in which he hit 20 homes runs in 53 games. With the tools of ignorance on in 2016, Sanchez turned in highlight-reel throws to the bases to nail baserunners (41 percent caught stealing rate), and as a whole, we could see he had the potential to be an above-average defensive catcher. The question surrounding Sanchez was what we could truly expect as an encore...

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(David Richard-USA TODAY Sports)

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV Facebook | Twitter | About Me | Archives: It's that time once again to pledge changes in our lives that are sure to be broken within a week. I took a stab at 2018 New Year's resolutions for key Yankees (including some staff) on an individual basis...

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Aroldis Chapman, Brett Gardner, CC Sabathia, Chasen Shreve, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Gleyber Torres, Jacoby Ellsbury, Masahiro Tanaka, Miguel Andujar, Tyler Wade, Chris Carelli
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( Adam Hunger)

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV Facebook | Twitter | About Me | Archives: Aaron Boone's first major test as manager may be figuring out how to juggle five outfielders with four full-time positions available.

With Jacoby Ellsbury seemingly steadfast in staying a Yankee -- courtesy of a no-trade clause he does not want to waive -- Boone will have to determine how the 34-year-old slots into the plans for the 2018 season.

Ellsbury is not as terrible as many make him out to be, but he has failed to live up to his astronomical $153 million price tag. And the annual cost certainly doesn't fit the role of bench player. That's the Yankees' fault and it's now haunting them beyond simple performance on the field. There are no two ways about it -- Ellsbury's presence on the roster is going to cause headaches for Boone...

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Brett Gardner, Gary Sanchez, Jacoby Ellsbury, Chris Carelli
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New York Yankees' Gary Sanchez, right, is congratulated by Aaron Judge after Sanchez hit a two run home run in the first inning of Game 2 of baseball's American League Division Series against the Cleveland Indians, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Cleveland. Judge scored on the play. (AP Photo/David Dermer) (David Dermer/AP)
New York Yankees' Gary Sanchez, right, is congratulated by Aaron Judge after Sanchez hit a two run home run in the first inning of Game 2 of baseball's American League Division Series against the Cleveland Indians, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Cleveland. Judge scored on the play. (AP Photo/David Dermer) (David Dermer/AP)

Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez told the New York Post that he never had any issues with former manager Joe Girardi and that the two got along well.

"I always got along with Joe," Sanchez said through an interpreter after an autograph signing in New Jersey on Saturday. "I appreciate everything Joe did for me."

Sanchez was benched by Girardi in August because of concerns regarding his defense. 

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 (Kim Klement)
(Kim Klement)

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The Yankees made two trades in the last week which leave them with openings at second and third base. The team has reportedly checked in on Brandon Drury, Todd Frazier, and Eduardo Nunez to fill the spots, and have even submitted a bid for Orioles' superstar Manny Machado, who was recently put on the trade block.

A Machado deal seems far-fetched simply because the Yankees can obtain him (if they desire) for straight cash next offseason, and the prospects it would require might be better suited to fill a rotation spot for this season. The others would come with control of varying lengths - Drury (four years of team control), Frazier (looking for multiyear deal) and Nunez (could net a two-year deal).

Tags: Aaron Judge, CC Sabathia, Gary Sanchez, Gleyber Torres, Miguel Andujar, Ronald Torreyes, Tyler Wade, Chris Carelli
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Sep 25, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) on deck in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports (Ron Chenoy)
Sep 25, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) on deck in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports (Ron Chenoy)

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The Yankees rocked the baseball world by acquiring reigning National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton, who will further boost one of the game's prodigious offenses. The additional fire power will be welcomed, but there are several factors improved by Stanton's addition to the roster.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, Chase Headley, Clint Frazier, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Tyler Wade, Chris Carelli
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(Jasen Vinlove)

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A friend phoned Bobby Richardson Saturday morning to tell him about the Giancarlo Stanton-to-the-Yankees reports, and Richardson couldn't help but think of the parallels to his own Yankee days.

Two epic sluggers in the same lineup? Sounds like the early 1960s Yankees to Richardson, who was the second baseman on those championship clubs. We'll see if Stanton and Aaron Judge can become the modern-day Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris, but Richardson calls it "a good analogy."

 

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Jun 8, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports (Aaron Doster)
Jun 8, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports (Aaron Doster)

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Just for future reference, the Yankees' club record for home runs in a season is 245, set in 2012. With what the Yanks have just done, that mark - and perhaps multiple other longball standards - is in serious jeopardy.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Anthony McCarron
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