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J.A. Happ Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Mills)
J.A. Happ Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Mills)

Andy Martino, SNY.tv | Twitter |

Brian Cashman has a problem: While his need for starting pitching is obvious, neither the choices nor the prices are appealing right now.

Not only that, but an alternative plan stalled when the San Diego Padres asked for Miguel Andujar for lefty reliever Brad Hand, according to major league sources. The Yankees said no thanks, and Hand went to Cleveland.

Tags: Domingo German, Luis Cessa, Miguel Andujar, Andy Martino
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German mediocre vs. Cleveland 00:05:00
The Baseball Night in New York panel debates which starter the Yankees should pursue after Domingo German struggled again against Cleveland.

The Yankees almost battled back from a four-run deficit, but they came up short in a 6-5 loss to the Indians on the road Friday night. >> Box score

Things to know about Thursday's game

1) This has been the story for Domingo German all season long. He has shown spurts like his last start where he can be dominant over a long stretch of a game. But then there's games like tonight, where he can't find the zone early and hits start to flurry accordingly. The Indians only collected five hits, but it resulted in six runs allowed by German due to his walks. Overall, he allowed four walks while striking out six over four innings of work. 

Tags: Brett Gardner, Didi Gregorius, Domingo German, Giancarlo Stanton, Miguel Andujar
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Miguel Andujar (41) Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Miguel Andujar (41) Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Yankees 3B Miguel Andujar has been a regular in the lineup since Brandon Drury hit the DL with his migraine and blurry vision issues. He provides an above-average bat that has brought about the Rookie of the Year conversations this season. 

But could the Yankees simply be pumping up this young talent to entice other teams to trade for him by July 31? 

According to The Post's Joel Sherman, multiple MLB executives believe Andujar being the Yankees' everyday hot corner starter isn't going to last long. This claim is made based off his bad defensive stats at the position as well as his swing-happy mindset at the dish...

Tags: Brandon Drury, Miguel Andujar, Scott Thompson
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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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Manny Machado (13) poses for a photo at Ed Smith Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Manny Machado (13) poses for a photo at Ed Smith Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

The thought of Manny Machado donning the pinstripes sounds amazing. The 25-year-old is posting career highs with his .309/.379/.555 slash line, and is on pace to break his home run mark as well with 21 dingers on the year already.

But would the payout be worth it for a player the Yankees could simply be renting for three months?

The price is bound to be steep for Machado, but New York should be able to match it considering their deep trove of prospects. SNY's Andy Martino noted a package that includes top pitching prospect LHP Justus Sheffield and INF Brandon Drury could be in the works if the Yankees are serious...

Tags: Aroldis Chapman, Brandon Drury, CC Sabathia, Didi Gregorius, Domingo German, Gleyber Torres, Jordan Montgomery, Justus Sheffield, Masahiro Tanaka, Miguel Andujar, Scott Thompson
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 (Adam Hunger)
(Adam Hunger)

After a solid month at the plate, Yankees 3B Miguel Andujar was named the AL Rookie of the Month in June. 

Andujar led all rookies in home runs (7) and extra-base hits (13) while also being tied for first in RBI (20) over 25 games in June. He hit .264 over the month as well.

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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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 (Adam Hunger)
(Adam Hunger)

Going up against the best team in the MLB -- let alone a heated rival -- the Yankees needed all of their offensive weapons on point heading into their three-game series with Boston on Friday night. 

One of those power bats includes Greg Bird, who has struggled since his return to the Yankee lineup. Well, he may have finally found his stroke after a strong performance to help lift the Yankees in Game 1. 

Bird delivered not one, but two solo shots against the Sox, and he did so by going to both sides of the field. His first came after Miguel Andujar belted a two-run homer to left, and Bird hit a screamer to left field himself off Eduardo Rodriguez to make it a 4-0 game. 

Tags: Greg Bird, Miguel Andujar, Scott Thompson
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Yankees on big win over Red Sox 00:01:38
Yankees manager Aaron Boone and his players discuss CC Sabathia's strong seven innings in the club's big 8-1 win over the Red Sox on Friday.

The Yankees made a statement in the series opener against the Red Sox, as their potent offense smashed four homers and plated eight runs to take the first of three games in the Bronx. >> Box score

Things to know about Tuesday's game

1) The Yankees only collected four hits on the night, with Aaron Hicks accounting for two of them. And what was even worse was the fact that only one Yankees base runner reached second base on the night. Zach Eflin, who has done tremendously better in June, was lights out as he kept the Yankees off balance all night. Seranthony Dominguez closed out the game with a six-out save.

 

Tags: Aaron Judge, CC Sabathia, Gleyber Torres, Greg Bird, Miguel Andujar
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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge watches his solo home run during the fifth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. (Eric Hartline/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge watches his solo home run during the fifth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. (Eric Hartline/USA TODAY Sports)

After another week of voting, Yankees OF Aaron Judge is still the only player slated to start for the American League All-Star team. 

Judge is the third-best outfielder in voting with 1,557,109 votes, while Mike Trout (1,989,649) and Mookie Betts (2,337,514) are ahead of him. The Yankees' star is enjoying a slash line of .277/.396./.558 while belting 20 homers so far this season. 

There are other Yankees on the ballot, however, they sit behind others. Gleyber Torres (797,817) is sitting behind the top-voted player in Jose Altuve (2,460,967) for second base, while Miguel Andujar (764,032) is behind Jose Ramirez (1,319,651) for third base. 

Tags: Aaron Judge, Gleyber Torres, Miguel Andujar
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Yankees lose to Rays again 00:02:52
Michelle Yu and John Harper discuss Chasen Shreve's rough season, Clint Frazier being robbed of a home run and Masahiro Tanaka's recovery.

Yankees LHP Chasen Shreve surrendered a walk-off home run on the first pitch of the 12th inning as New York lost its third straight game with a 7-6 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday at Tropicana Field. >> Box score

Things to know about Sunday's game

1) Five Yankees relievers combined to throw eight hitless innings until Shreve (2-2) gave up a walk-off home run to Jake Bauers on his first pitch to lead off the 12th inning.

2) Domingo German was shelled by the Rays, allowing six runs and nine hits over three innings. He gave up six extra-base hits, including an Adeiny Hechavarria home run and a Jesus Sucre RBI double that gave the Rays a 6-3 lead in the third inning. 

Tags: Adam Warren, Chad Green, Chasen Shreve, Dellin Betances, Jonathan Holder, Miguel Andujar, Tampa Bay Rays
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Apr 8, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar (41) hits a two run single against the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Apr 8, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar (41) hits a two run single against the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Luis Severino wasn't at his dominant best, but the Yankees didn't need him to be as they beat the Mariners, 4-3, to complete a three-game sweep >> 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.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Luis Severino, Miguel Andujar
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Jun 2, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) delivers a pitch against the Chicago Cubs in the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jun 2, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) delivers a pitch against the Chicago Cubs in the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Danny Abriano, SNY.tv | Twitter | Mets GM Sandy Alderson said last season that he wouldn't hesitate to make a trade with the crosstown Yankees. And with Jacob deGrom's name swirling around, the idea of a blockbuster between the two teams has been kicked around.

But it doesn't seem the Yankees have the stomach for what it would take to land deGrom.

One Yankees person told FanRag's Jon Heyman that the team would never trade Gleyber Torres or Miguel Andujar. If accurate, that should pretty much end any Mets/Yankees/deGrom fantasy. That same Yankees person also said the Mets would never trade deGrom across town... 

Tags: Gleyber Torres, Jacob deGrom, Miguel Andujar, Danny Abriano
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Jun 2, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) delivers a pitch against the Chicago Cubs in the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jun 2, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) delivers a pitch against the Chicago Cubs in the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Danny Abriano, SNY.tv | Twitter | Mets GM Sandy Alderson said last season that he wouldn't hesitate to make a trade with the crosstown Yankees. And with Jacob deGrom's name swirling around, the idea of a blockbuster between the two teams has been kicked around.

But it doesn't seem the Yankees have the stomach for what it would take to land deGrom.

One Yankees person told FanRag's Jon Heyman that the team would never trade Gleyber Torres or Miguel Andujar. If accurate, that should pretty much end any Mets/Yankees/deGrom fantasy. That same Yankees person also said the Mets would never trade deGrom across town... 

Tags: Gleyber Torres, Jacob deGrom, Miguel Andujar, Danny Abriano
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New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (Gregory Fisher/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (Gregory Fisher/USA TODAY Sports)

While the Yankees have loads of MLB-ready depth in their lineup sitting in the minors, they will be forced to test that with their rotation.

After New York placed RHP Masahiro Tanaka on the disabled list with a hamstring injury, pitching coach Larry Rothschild said prospect Jonathan Loaisiga and journeyman David Hale could be temporary options as replacements in the rotation.

Meanwhile, the Yankees, who entered Sunday averaging the most runs per game in baseball, have MLB-caliber players like Clint Frazier, who has a .301/.385/.551 batting line with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and Brandon Drury, whom the Yankees acquired in the offseason but was demoted to Triple-A after recovering from migraines following the success of rookie third baseman Miguel Andujar, sitting in the minors.

Tags: Clint Frazier, Domingo German, Masahiro Tanaka, Miguel Andujar
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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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Trade deGrom or Syndergaard? 00:00:47
On Daily News Live, the panel debates whether or not the Mets should be open to trading Jacob deGrom or Noah Syndergaard.

Danny Abriano, SNY.tv | Twitter | The 27-32 Mets are not considering a rebuild at this point, though that could change, GM Sandy Alderson said earlier this week. However, Alderson called the possibility "remote" -- meaning dealing Jacob deGrom and/or Noah Syndergaard at this point should also be viewed as remote. 

Still, the narrative that the Mets should trade one or both of them will not die. Nor will the idea that the Yankees are a perfect fit if the Mets do decide to trade one or both of them. And as much as this makes most Mets fans want to vomit, the Yankees really would be a perfect fit.

So, in a world where the Mets end up putting deGrom and/or Syndergaard on the trading block, what would it take to trade one of them to the Yankees? 

Tags: Gleyber Torres, Jacob deGrom, Justus Sheffield, Miguel Andujar, Danny Abriano
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Jun 2, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) delivers a pitch against the Chicago Cubs in the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jun 2, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) delivers a pitch against the Chicago Cubs in the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Danny Abriano, SNY.tv | Twitter | The 27-32 Mets are not considering a rebuild at this point, though that could change, GM Sandy Alderson said earlier this week. However, Alderson called the possibility "remote" -- meaning dealing Jacob deGrom and/or Noah Syndergaard at this point should also be viewed as remote. 

Still, the narrative that the Mets should trade one or both of them will not die. Nor will the idea that the Yankees are a perfect fit if the Mets do decide to trade one or both of them. And as much as this makes most Mets fans want to vomit, the Yankees really would be a perfect fit.

So, in a world where the Mets end up putting deGrom and/or Syndergaard on the trading block, what would it take to trade one of them to the Yankees? 

Tags: Gleyber Torres, Jacob deGrom, Justus Sheffield, Miguel Andujar, Danny Abriano
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Jun 5, 2018; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar (41) gets congratulated after hitting a grand slam homerun in the seventh inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports (John E. Sokolowski)
Jun 5, 2018; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar (41) gets congratulated after hitting a grand slam homerun in the seventh inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports (John E. Sokolowski)

Yankees rookie Miguel Andujar hit his first career grand slam during the Yankees' win over the Blue Jays on Tuesday night.

Andujar's grand slam came in the seventh inning when the Yankees were down 2-0. Aaron Hicks followed up with a three-run homer to give New York a 7-2 advantage.

He finished the game 2-for-3 with four RBIs, boosting his batting average to .305.

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New York Yankees pitcher Domingo German pitches in the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. (Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees pitcher Domingo German pitches in the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. (Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees RHP Domingo German allowed four runs and seven hits in 6 2/3 innings in a 4-2 loss in the second game of Monday's doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park.

German (0-4) has gone 0-3 with an 8.14 ERA in four outings since throwing six no-hit innings in his first MLB start. He left with the Yankees trailing 3-2 after giving up a two-out double to Miguel Cabrera, but reliever Adam Warren allowed another double to Victor Martinez that made it 4-2.

Tags: Adam Warren, Clint Frazier, Domingo German, Miguel Andujar
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New York Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar deflects a ball hit by Detroit Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario in the fourth inning in front of left fielder Clint Frazier at Comerica Park. (Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar deflects a ball hit by Detroit Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario in the fourth inning in front of left fielder Clint Frazier at Comerica Park. (Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees RHP Domingo German allowed four runs in 6 2/3 innings as New York split a doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers with a 4-2 loss in Game 2 Monday night at Comerica Park. >> Box score

Things to know about Monday's game

1) German (0-4) has gone 0-3 with an 8.14 ERA in four starts since throwing six no-hit innings in his first MLB start. He allowed one run in the second inning, two in the fourth and another in the seventh, as the Yankees' five-game winning streak ended.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Adam Warren, Clint Frazier, Detroit Tigers, Domingo German, Gleyber Torres, Miguel Andujar
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Jun 5, 2018; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks (31) reacts after scoring on a grandslam homerun by third baseman Miguel Andujar (not pictured) against the Toronto Blue Jays in the seventh inningat Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports (John E. Sokolowski)
Jun 5, 2018; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks (31) reacts after scoring on a grandslam homerun by third baseman Miguel Andujar (not pictured) against the Toronto Blue Jays in the seventh inningat Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports (John E. Sokolowski)

Miguel Andujar hit his first career grand slam and CC Sabathia limited the Blue Jays to two runs as the Yankees cruised to a 7-2 win over the Blue Jays on Tuesday. >> Box score

Things to know about tonight's game

1) Sabathia allowed just three hits -- two of them were home runs -- and lasted seven innings for the Yankees. He gave up a solo home run to Teoscar Hernandez in the sixth and another one to Kevin Pillar in the seventh.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, CC Sabathia, Miguel Andujar
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 (Rick Osentoski)
(Rick Osentoski)

Austin Romine and Greg Bird's long balls highlighted a six-run fourth inning that helped the Yankees take Game 1 of the split doubleheader, 7-4, over the Tigers.

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

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

Tags: Aroldis Chapman, Austin Romine, Domingo German, Gleyber Torres, Greg Bird, Luis Severino, Miguel Andujar
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Jun 2, 2018; Baltimore, MD, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton (27) watches his two run homer during the third inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports  (Brad Mills)
Jun 2, 2018; Baltimore, MD, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton (27) watches his two run homer during the third inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Mills)

Miguel Andujar and Giancarlo Stanton homered and Aaron Hicks had three hits and two RBI to lead the Yankees to an 8-5 win over the Orioles on Saturday night. 

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

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

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Miguel Andujar
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New York Yankees' Gleyber Torres, right, celebrates with Aaron Judge after hitting a three-run home run against the Cleveland Indians during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, May 4, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) (AP)
New York Yankees' Gleyber Torres, right, celebrates with Aaron Judge after hitting a three-run home run against the Cleveland Indians during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, May 4, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) (AP)

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV Facebook | Twitter | About Me | ArchivesGleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar didn't make the Yankees out of spring camp, but neither one is going to see Scranton/Wilkes-Barre again unless it's a rehab assignment.

Andujar, a talented hitter labeled as an inadequate defensive player, and Torres, another first-year major leaguer touted as one of the best the game has to offer, have settled in nicely with the Yankees. Each player has endured some growing pains, but neither has allowed a mistake to bleed into the next play or next at-bat.

Andujar and Torres, 23 and 21 years old respectively, seem mature beyond their years. No situation has been too big. And like any confident player, they turn the page quickly when a poor at-bat or play in the field occurs, certain they can contribute in a positive way before long. That instance came about for both players in Tuesday's comeback victory over the Astros.

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New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner celebrates hitting a solo home run with New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner celebrates hitting a solo home run with New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner extended his hitting streak to seven games by going 3-for-4 in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels at Yankee Stadium.

Gardner was not a factor in the Yankees' three-run third inning -- the Yankees scored on Aaron Hicks' bases-loaded walk, Greg Bird's bases-loaded HBP and a Miguel Andujar fielder's choice -- but Gardner had three of New York's five hits.

"I feel good at the plate," Gardner told reporters after the game. "I'm seeing the ball well and just trying to put at-bats together to get on base for the guys behind me."

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Brett Gardner, Greg Bird, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Miguel Andujar
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May 20, 2018; Kansas City, MO, USA; New York Yankees first baseman Tyler Austin (26) and center fielder Aaron Hicks (31) celebrate at home plate after Austin's two run home run in the fifth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports (Denny Medley)
May 20, 2018; Kansas City, MO, USA; New York Yankees first baseman Tyler Austin (26) and center fielder Aaron Hicks (31) celebrate at home plate after Austin's two run home run in the fifth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports (Denny Medley)

Andy Martino, SNY.tv | Twitter | It hasn't been easy to find ways to write about the Yankees lately, at least without looking ridiculous. There's only so many holes an analyst can poke in a 30-13 team. Yeah, they need rotation help, but we've said that already.

What's left to write? "The Yankees continue to be awesome" is hardly news. So we were pleased to find, following the team's weekend romp in Kansas City, an actual problem. Are you ready for it? The Yankees have … way too many good players. They are facing a roster crunch that almost never happens in baseball.

This is not an issue relatable to the Mets, who somehow scratched out a win Sunday with a lineup that felt more appropriate for a spring training road game. And while the Yankees are pleased that their problems are of the first-world variety, they face difficult decisions on talented players...

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Brandon Drury, Brett Gardner, Clint Frazier, Didi Gregorius, Greg Bird, Miguel Andujar, Neil Walker, Tyler Austin, Andy Martino
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(Pool Photo )

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

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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 (Andy Marlin)
(Andy Marlin)

The duo of Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar has been lighting it up in the Bronx as the Yankees rookies continue to showcase why they are among the top prospects in baseball.

And it is catching the eye of their general manager, Brian Cashman. 

Torres made headlines on Sunday after his walk-off homer against the Braves capped an 18-game stretch that saw the Yankees go 16-2. His home run made him the youngest ever in the franchise's history to hit a walk-off blast...

Tags: Gleyber Torres, Miguel Andujar, Scott Thompson
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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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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees 00:03:36
Anthony McCarron breaks down CC Sabathia's performance in the Yankees' 2-1 win on Sunday night as they extended their win streak to nine.

Yankees LHP CC Sabathia continued his hot start to the season by throwing seven strong innings in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium.

The veteran Sabathia (2-0) struck out four batters and allowed one run and four hits in seven innings as he lowered his ERA to 1.71.

Since allowing three home runs in a no-decision in a 7-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on April 6, Sabathia is 2-0 with a 0.52 ERA, giving up four runs (one earned) and 11 hits in 17 1/3 innings.

Tags: CC Sabathia, Didi Gregorius, Miguel Andujar
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Mar 4, 2018; Sarasota, FL, USABaltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado (13) smiles in the dugout as he scores a run during the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Ed Smith Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Mar 4, 2018; Sarasota, FL, USABaltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado (13) smiles in the dugout as he scores a run during the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Ed Smith Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

Orioles star Manny Machado will be a free agent at the end of the season, and has been a rumored target of the Yankees for quite some time. But there are a few issues.

1. Machado wants to play shortstop, where Didi Gregorius is currently entrenched. 

2. Even if the Yankees convince Machado to play third base, does the presence of Miguel Andujar mean they should have second thoughts about pursuing Machado? The Baseball Night in New York crew discusses...

Tags: Didi Gregorius, Miguel Andujar
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GEICO SportsNite: Andujar, Drury 00:00:43
Sweeny Murti discusses the continued torrid hitting of Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar and what it means for Brandon Drury's return.

Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar went 2-for-5 with a home run and a double in Monday's 14-1 win over the Minnesota Twins as he recorded an extra-base hit for the seventh straight game.

The 23-year-old Andujar, who went 4-for-4 in Sunday's win over the Toronto Blue Jays, continued his torrid pace with a solo home run in the second inning that gave the Yankees a 4-0 lead. 

"He's really a gifted hitter and I think he's gotten comfortable," manager Aaron Boone said, according to Newsday's Laura Albanese.

Tags: Miguel Andujar, Minnesota Twins
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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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New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays in the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays in the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)

With the franchise's youngest lineup in 48 years, the Yankees improved to 4-2 on their 10-game homestand with a 5-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday at Yankee Stadium.

Luis Severino, 24, struck out six batters in seven strong innings, while 23-year-old Miguel Andujar went 4-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI as the Yankees' starting lineup featured no players over the age of 30 for the first time since 1989.

"We've worked really hard -- long before I got here -- at building this organization from the ground up," manager Aaron Boone said, according to Newsday's Erik Boland. "Feel like we're in position not only to be a really good team in the short term but in the long term, and I think that's a result of that."

Tags: Austin Romine, Didi Gregorius, Gleyber Torres, Luis Severino, Miguel Andujar, Toronto Blue Jays
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New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays in the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays in the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)

With the franchise's youngest lineup in 48 years, the Yankees improved to 4-2 on their 10-game homestand with a 5-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday at Yankee Stadium.

Luis Severino, 24, struck out six batters in seven strong innings, while 23-year-old Miguel Andujar went 4-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI as the Yankees' starting lineup featured no players over the age of 30 for the first time since 1989.

"We've worked really hard -- long before I got here -- at building this organization from the ground up," manager Aaron Boone said, according to Newsday's Erik Boland. "Feel like we're in position not only to be a really good team in the short term but in the long term, and I think that's a result of that."

Tags: Austin Romine, Didi Gregorius, Gleyber Torres, Luis Severino, Miguel Andujar, Toronto Blue Jays
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Mar 13, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres (81) prepares to fields a ground ball during the third inning of a Spring Training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports (Butch Dill)
Mar 13, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres (81) prepares to fields a ground ball during the third inning of a Spring Training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports (Butch Dill)

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The Yankees traded Starlin Castro and Chase Headley this past offseason, which immediately pointed to the chance that two rookies - Miguel Andujar and Gleyber Torres - would man second and third base, the former Pinstriper's respective positions. But neither rookie made the squad out of spring training,

Instead, the Yankees went with a young, but experienced third baseman in Brandon Drury, and an inexperienced 23-year-old in Tyler Wade at second base.

Tags: Giancarlo Stanton, Gleyber Torres, Miguel Andujar, Ronald Torreyes, Tyler Wade, Chris Carelli
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Mar 1, 2018; Clearwater, FL, USA; New York Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar (67) watches his second home run of the game against the Philadelphia Phillies during the third inning at Spectrum Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Mar 1, 2018; Clearwater, FL, USA; New York Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar (67) watches his second home run of the game against the Philadelphia Phillies during the third inning at Spectrum Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

The Yankees optioned INF Miguel Andújar to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and reassigned OF Estevan Florial to minor league spring training, the team announced on Sunday.

 

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Fans in love with the Yankees' youth movement may have felt a bit of a gut punch Monday when the team announced a one-year agreement worth $4 million, plus incentives, for 32-year-old infielder Neil Walker.

Walker may well take over the second base role that has been up for grabs this spring, though Brian Cashman stated Monday night that the veteran would need to take hold of the role and won't be simply handed it considering there is just over two weeks left before breaking camp.

Tags: Gleyber Torres, Miguel Andujar, Neil Walker, Ronald Torreyes, Tyler Wade, Chris Carelli
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Fans in love with the Yankees' youth movement may have felt a bit of a gut punch Monday when the team announced a one-year agreement worth $4 million, plus incentives, for 32-year-old infielder Neil Walker.

Walker may well take over the second base role that has been up for grabs this spring, though Brian Cashman stated Monday night that the veteran would need to take hold of the role and won't be simply handed it considering there is just over two weeks left before breaking camp.

Tags: Gleyber Torres, Miguel Andujar, Neil Walker, Ronald Torreyes, Tyler Wade, Chris Carelli
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(Charles LeClaire)

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Fans in love with the Yankees' youth movement may have felt a bit of a gut punch Monday when the team announced a one-year agreement worth $4 million, plus incentives, for 32-year-old infielder Neil Walker.

Walker may well take over the second base role that has been up for grabs this spring, though Brian Cashman stated Monday night that the veteran would need to take hold of the role and won't be simply handed it considering there is just over two weeks left before breaking camp.

Tags: Gleyber Torres, Miguel Andujar, Neil Walker, Ronald Torreyes, Tyler Wade, Chris Carelli
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(Kim Klement)

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The Yankees' offense has firepower up and down the lineup, and third base prospect Miguel Andujar is off to a hot start, which has created an early argument for making the Opening Day roster.

Andujar is 4-for-10 this spring with two home runs, including a walk-off bomb in Monday's win. Andujar, who turns 23 on Friday, hit a combined .315 with a .352 on-base percentage, and a .498 slugging percentage with 36 doubles, 16 home runs and 82 RBIs with Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in 2017. Andujar accrued just 250 plate appearances with Scranton, generating an impressive .866 OPS.

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When the Yankees pulled off Tuesday's trade for infielder Brandon Drury, it did more than solidify the team's current roster construction. It provides the team significant advantages with how it molds the organization's structure going forward.

Drury is to be paid at a pre-arbitration rate for the 2018 season (he made $553,900 in 2017, so a fair guess is $600,000 this season), which leaves the Yankees practically all of the $15 million it has been reported they would be willing to take on before the season begins. That value provides a cushion of approximately $5 million for the club to utilize during the season, and would keep the team under the competitive balance tax threshold.

Tags: Chance Adams, Jordan Montgomery, Justus Sheffield, Miguel Andujar
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New York Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar singles during the fifth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Spectrum Field. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar singles during the fifth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Spectrum Field. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees prospect Miguel Andujar looked to be on the road to starting the regular season in pinstripes. But after the signing of veteran INF Brandon Drury, it could be a start in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre instead. 

Andujar was slated the starter at third base for the Yankees all offseason. That is until New York struck a three-way deal with the D-Backs and Rays to land Drury, who was on their radar. Though Drury can play multiple infield positions, third base is his forté, and the Yankees intend for him to compete there in Tampa. 

Instead of rolling his eyes at the signing, Andjuar welcomes the competition. 

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New York Yankees shortstop Tyler Wade (82) throws to first base for the out on Philadelphia Phillies' Brock Stassi (78) (not pictured) in the fifth inning of a baseball game during spring training at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Butch Dill)
New York Yankees shortstop Tyler Wade (82) throws to first base for the out on Philadelphia Phillies' Brock Stassi (78) (not pictured) in the fifth inning of a baseball game during spring training at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Butch Dill)

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Top prospects typically garner most of the attention in spring training, especially those like Miguel Andujar and Gleyber Torres, who are the presumed favorites to land starting roles in the Yankees' infield. However, it's never wise to sleep on a mid-tier prospect that has busted it on the field to reach the big leagues like Tyler Wade managed in 2017.

Wade was provided just 58 at-bats across the three-plus months he spent on the Yankees roster in 2017. As such, Wade is no longer a rookie, but the 23-year-old is vastly inexperienced in terms of reps in the major leagues.

Tags: Gleyber Torres, Miguel Andujar, Ronald Torreyes, Tyler Wade, Chris Carelli
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East infielder Miguel Andujar of the New York Yankees during the Arizona Fall League Fall Stars game at Surprise Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
East infielder Miguel Andujar of the New York Yankees during the Arizona Fall League Fall Stars game at Surprise Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

When the Yankees failed to sign 3B Todd Frazier, who stayed in New York by inking a deal with the Mets, it was another sign pointing to the trust the Yankees have in rookie 3B Miguel Andujar. It appears that third base is his to lose in spring training. 

Andujar's bat appears ready for Major League pitching. Over 227 at-bats in AAA last season, Andujar hit .317/.364/.502 with 9 HR and 30 RBI. But his bat has never been doubted; there are questions about his glove.

"There's no question in my mind that he's going to hit and hit for a long time in this league," said Aaron Boone, via Erik Boland of Newsday. "And there's no question in my mind that defensively he'll be really good at some point..."

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Sweeny Murti reports live from Tampa to discuss how Aaron Boone will manage a team with championship aspirations as a rookie manager.

Yankees new manager Aaron Boone stepped on George M. Steinbrenner Field hungry. And so did his players. 

In his first press conference from the Yankees' Spring Training camp in Tampa, FL, Boone noted that every player he has spoken to is ready to live up to the high expectations everyone has for them this season. But he knows it is going to take tons of work on and off the field to get to the position they covet. 

Seeing that hunger, though, couldn't make Boone any happier. 

Tags: Aaron Judge, Gleyber Torres, Miguel Andujar, Tyler Wade
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Feb 25, 2017; Clearwater, FL, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres (81) doubles during the fifth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Spectrum Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Feb 25, 2017; Clearwater, FL, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres (81) doubles during the fifth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Spectrum Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

As the Yankees get ready to compete down in Tampa, GM Brian Cashman is excited to see how the infield competition shakes out. 

Cashman joins the Yankees fan base in being curious about how New York's top prospects will pan out as they fight for Opening Day roster spots. He won't rule out making more moves in free agency to bring in a veteran infielder, but for now, the spotlight will stay on the group the Yankees have now.

"We've got a competition lined up to see where it takes us," Cashman told NY Daily News' Christian Red. "Obviously, if anything changes between now and Opening Day, and makes enough sense, we'll evaluate it."

Tags: Gleyber Torres, Miguel Andujar, Ronald Torreyes
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Chance Adams (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Chance Adams (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

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As the Yankees have fully embraced the youth movement, it should be no shock that the club will rely on rookies in its effort to return to the postseason. We'll cover five rookies -- including a couple of sleepers -- that may make significant impacts for the Yankees this season.

Tags: 2018 Yankees Expectations, Chance Adams, Chase Headley, Gleyber Torres, Greg Bird, Miguel Andujar, Ronald Torreyes, Tyler Austin, Chris Carelli
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Gleyber Torres at the Arizona Fall League (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
Gleyber Torres at the Arizona Fall League (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees top infield prospect Gleyber Torres said he is looking forward to competing for a spot on New York's Opening Day roster out of spring training after a season cut short due to Tommy John surgery.

Torres, who has been ranked among the top 10 prospects in baseball my multiple organizations, has spent a majority of his minor league career as a shortstop, however saw some time at third base and second base last season.

Tags: Gleyber Torres, Miguel Andujar, Ronald Torreyes, Tyler Wade, Matt Eisenberg
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