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Previewing the 2017 Yankees season, beginning with expectations for the pitching staff...

The rotation

Every single spot in the Yankees' rotation comes with at least a small amount of uncertainty.

Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka has pitched quite well since joining the team, yet he throws with a ticking time bomb in the form of a partial tear in his ulnar collateral ligament. However, Tanaka demonstrated last season that his elbow does not hinder his performance and he looked exceptional during spring training. In what could be a walk year -- Tanaka has an opt-out in his contract at the end of this season -- the 28-year-old could turn in his finest season in pinstripes...

Tags: Adam Warren, Bryan Mitchell, CC Sabathia, Chasen Shreve, Dellin Betances, Luis Cessa, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Tyler Clippard, Chris Carelli
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (40) pitches against the New York Mets during the fifth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (40) pitches against the New York Mets during the fifth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)

The Yankees erupted for 14 runs on 13 hits as they beat the Phillies, 14-1, on Thursday afternoon in their Grapefruit League finale >> Click here for the full box score


  • Jacoby Ellsbury went 2-for-3 with two runs scored.
  • Gary SanchezRonald Torreyes, and Rashad Crawford all hit home runs.
  • Luis Severino allowed one run on five hits while walking one and striking out four in five innings.
  • Adam Warren and Tyler Clippard both tossed a scoreless inning in relief...
Tags: Adam Warren, Gary Sanchez, Jacoby Ellsbury, Luis Severino, Ronald Torreyes, Tyler Clippard
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(Jonathan Dyer)

Chris Carelli, SNY.tv

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tags: Dellin Betances, Tyler Clippard
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(Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

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

No impact

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

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

Chris Carelli, SNY.tv

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

The known

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

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


  • Didi Gregorius went 1-for-3 with a homer.
  • Aaron Judge went 1-for-2 with a homer.
  • Kyle Higashioka also homered...
Tags: Aaron Judge, Bryan Mitchell, Didi Gregorius, Luis Cessa, Tyler Clippard
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(Kim Klement)

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV:

Rebuild. Transition. Whatever we call it, the Yankees are operating the organization differently than they have in recent memory. What remains to be seen is whether the Yankees will stay the course regardless of whether they are winning or losing. I suggest it is imperative they do.

How the Yankees handled 2016 and the offseason

The Yankees felt comfortable entering 2016 as a few veterans experienced comeback efforts in 2015. However, a slow start and poor production through the middle of the season for some of those same players, pushed the Yankees into a direction unseen in decades...

Tags: Aaron Judge, CC Sabathia, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Michael Pineda, Tyler Austin, Tyler Clippard, Chris Carelli
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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees news 00:01:32
Sweney Murti reports on all the latest news from Yankees camp and general manager Brian Cashman speaks to the media.

Chris Carelli, SNY.tv

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

How did Betances fare in 2016?

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

Chris Carelli, SNY.tv

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

Who rounds out rotation?

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

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

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

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

Tags: Adam Warren, Bryan Mitchell, Dellin Betances, Luis Cessa, Luis Severino, Tyler Clippard
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(Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tags: Dellin Betances, Tyler Clippard
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(Rick Osentoski)

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tags: Dellin Betances, Gary Sanchez, Tyler Clippard, Chris Carelli
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New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances (68) pumps his fist after they beat the against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3. (Kim Klement)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances (68) pumps his fist after they beat the against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3. (Kim Klement)

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

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

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

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

Tags: Adam Warren, Alex Rodriguez, Brett Gardner, Brian McCann, Bryan Mitchell, Dellin Betances, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Jacoby Ellsbury, Mark Teixeira, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Nathan Eovaldi, Tyler Clippard, Chris Carelli
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 (John Rieger)
(John Rieger)

After finishing the season with an 84-78 record, good for fourth place in the American League East, the New York Yankees can look at their pitching staff as a facet that excelled at various points in the season, but had holes throughout.RotationMasahiro Tanaka earns ace money, and in 2016 he pitched like he deserved it. The 27-year-old right-hander hurled a career-high 199 2/3 innings, generating a 3.07 earned run average (3.51 FIP). The ERA was good for third-best in the American League. Tanaka went 14-4 for the Yankees, and the team was 23-8 in his starts. He stopped losing streaks and kept winning streaks going. Tanaka is the unquestioned ace of this staff.

Tags: Ivan Nova, Adam Warren, Andrew Miller, Bryan Mitchell, CC Sabathia, Dellin Betances, Luis Cessa, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Nathan Eovaldi, Richard Bleier, Tyler Clippard, Chris Carelli
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GEICO SportsNite: Yanks win, 6-4 00:01:47
Sweeny Murti reports from Yankee Stadium, where Gary Sanchez and Didi Gregorius led the Yankees to a 6-4 win over the Red Sox.

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

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

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

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

Michael Pineda allowed two runs and struck out 11 in 5 1/3 innings and Gary Sanchez homered again as the Yankees beat the Rays, 5-3, on Tuesday night in Tampa.

  • Trailing 2-1 in the seventh inning, Brett Gardner hit game-tying RBI single and Gary Sanchez launched a three-run homer to give the Yankees a 5-2 lead.
  • A passed ball by Gary Sanchez in the eighth inning allowed the Rays to draw within 5-3.
  • Brad Miller's two-run triple in the third inning gave the Rays a 2-0 lead.
  • The Yankees drew within 2-1 in the fourth when Mark Teixeira hit a solo homer.
  • Luis Severino tossed 1 1/3 innings of scoreless ball in relief, while Tyler Clippard allowed a run in his inning of work.
  • Dellin Betances fired a perfect ninth inning to earn the save.

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The Yankees' very faint playoff hopes remain alive. The Rays have been playing spoiler this month, and were set to strike again, having the Yankees down 2-1 at the top of the seventh inning, despite an 11-strikeout performance from Michael Pineda. But with the score tied, the Rays decided to pitch to Gary Sanchez with a base open and he unloaded another 400-plus-foot home run.

Tags: Brett Gardner, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino, Tyler Clippard
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New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia pitches during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. (Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia pitches during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. (Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports Images)

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

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

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

Tags: Brett Gardner, CC Sabathia, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Boston Red Sox, Ronald Torreyes, Tyler Clippard
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New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances (68) looks on as Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) hits a single to drive in a run in the ninth inning at Fenway Park. The Red Sox defeated the Yankees 7-5. (David Butler II)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances (68) looks on as Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) hits a single to drive in a run in the ninth inning at Fenway Park. The Red Sox defeated the Yankees 7-5. (David Butler II)

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

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

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

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

Tags: Dellin Betances, Boston Red Sox, Tyler Clippard

GEICO SportsNite: Yanks' loss 00:00:40
Sweeny Murti breaks down all the action from the Yankees' 2-0 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the series finale.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tags: Austin Romine, Bryan Mitchell, Dellin Betances, Luis Severino, Mark Teixeira, Tyler Clippard
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GEICO Sportsnite: Yankees sweep 00:01:38
SNY's Sweeny Murti gets the reaction from the Yankees locker room after the team completed a sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays at the Stadium.

Bryan Mitchell tossed five shutout innings as the Yankees beat the Blue Jays, 2-0, on Wednesday night to finish a three-game sweep at Yankee Stadium.

  • Starlin Castro's solo homer in the third inning gave the Yankees a 1-0 lead.
  • Later in the third inning, Brian McCann's RBI single made it 2-0, Yankees.
  • Mitchell was strong in his first start of the season, limiting Toronto to four hits while walking two and striking out two during his five scoreless innings.
  • Luis Severino tossed three scoreless innings in relief of Mitchell.
  • Tyler Clippard struck out two in a perfect ninth inning to earn the save.

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The Yankees answered the call in a big way and it was done by a pitcher in his first MLB appearance of the season and another who has rediscovered his confidence as a reliever.

Tags: Brian McCann, Luis Severino, Starlin Castro, Tyler Clippard
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 (Peter Aiken)
(Peter Aiken)

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In a span of several days in late July, the New York Yankees traded their closer, were swept by the last-place Tampa Bay Rays and then traded their replacement closer and best hitter to that point in the season.

It was the correct approach, but one that typically signals that focus has shifted to next season. A month later, the Yankees might be a serious playoff contender.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Adam Warren, Alex Rodriguez, Brian McCann, Bryan Mitchell, CC Sabathia, Chase Headley, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino, Mark Teixeira, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Rob Refsnyder, Ronald Torreyes, Starlin Castro, Tyler Clippard
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New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury drives in a run with a single against the Kansas City Royals in the 10th inning at Kauffman Stadium. (John Rieger/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury drives in a run with a single against the Kansas City Royals in the 10th inning at Kauffman Stadium. (John Rieger/USA Today Sports Images)

Jacoby Ellsbury hit a go-ahead RBI infield single in the top of the 10th inning and Chasen Shreve escaped a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the bottom half of the inning as the New York Yankees remained 3 1/2 games back of the second Wild Card spot with a 5-4 win over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium. >> Read more

  • Ellsbury, who went 4-for-5 with an RBI double, hit a single with the bases loaded off Joakim Soria (4-6) after he loaded the bases with two out to break a 4-4 tie.
  • After Ben Heller loaded the bases on a hit batter, single and intentional walk, Shreve struck out Kendrys Morales and got Salvador Perez to fly out to center field to end the game.
  • A 59-minute rain delay after the fifth inning with the Yankees up 4-2 knocked starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka out of the game.
  • Dellin Betances (3-4) blew the save when he allowed the game-tying sac fly to Morales in the eighth inning. With New York up 4-3, Tyler Clippard walked Lorenzo Cain, who stole second and advanced to third base on a Gary Sanchez throwing error and scored on Morales' fly ball.
  • Betances retired all six batters he faced, throwing 16 of 22 pitches for strikes and striking out two batters in two innings.
  • The Yankees went 2-for-16 with runners in scoring position and left 13 runners on base.
  • Aaron Judge hit a two-run home run in the second inning to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead. Ellsbury's RBI double later in the inning made it 3-0.
  • Chase Headley drove in Didi Gregorius with a third-inning sac fly to make it 4-0.
  • Jarrod Dyson hit an RBI triple in the third inning to make it 4-1, and Morales' solo home run in the fourth inning made it 4-2.
  • Tanaka allowed two runs and four hits in five innings before the rain delay. He struck out four batters and had thrown 71 pitches.
  • Cain hit an RBI double off Adam Warren in the sixth inning that made it 4-3.

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That's a huge win for the Yankees, in spite of Joe Girardi's questionable bullpen call in the 10th inning.

Tags: Adam Warren, Chase Headley, Chasen Shreve, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Jacoby Ellsbury, Kansas City Royals, Masahiro Tanaka, Tyler Clippard
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 (Joe Nicholson)
(Joe Nicholson)

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


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


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

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

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

What's next

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

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

Outfielder Clint Frazier (Gary A. Vasquez/USA Today Sports Images)
Outfielder Clint Frazier (Gary A. Vasquez/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Yankees have provided more excitement off the field in the last several days than anything we have seen on the diamond in 2016. Yankees GM Brian Cashman finally convinced ownership that the club was not a true playoff contender and allowed him to convert five players into 14 in the first sell-off since 1989.

The Yankees' farm system might now be considered one of the best in the majors (if not the best), as they accrued three former (and recent) first-round picks. The Yankees' minor league system has enough talent to remain a top-10 organization should they decide to move any of the current crop of young talent.

Here is a look at the deals and players the Yankees received over the last several days. All prospect rankings via MLB Pipeline.

Tags: Ivan Nova, Adam Warren, Andrew Miller, Aroldis Chapman, Carlos Beltran, Tyler Clippard, Christopher Carelli
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Tyler Clippard will continue to serve in the set-up role for the Mets in the postseason. (AP)
Tyler Clippard will continue to serve in the set-up role for the Mets in the postseason. (AP)

To fill in their roster after trade, the Yankees added RHP Tyler Clippard to the active roster and recalled OF Ben Gamel and RHP Nick Goody from Triple-A.

The Yankees recently acquired Clippard from the Diamondbacks.

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In early July, Mets GM Sandy Alderson told reporters he will begin exploring the trade market for pitching in advance of the August 1 non-waiver trade deadline.



Latest Update...

July 22, 6:10 a.m.: The Mets are monitoring relievers Joe Smith (Angels), Chris Withrow (Braves) and closer Jeremy Jeffress (Brewers), among others, Mike Puma reported for the NY Post.

According to Puma, though the Diamondbacks will almost certainly trade Tyler Clippard, "the Mets are unlikely to seek a reunion given that the veteran righty is signed through 2017."

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New York Mets relief pitcher Antonio Bastardo (59) pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the sixth inning at PNC Park. (Charles LeClaire)
New York Mets relief pitcher Antonio Bastardo (59) pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the sixth inning at PNC Park. (Charles LeClaire)

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After a blistering start during which the Mets bullpen was the best in baseball, they've hit a cold streak that's dropped them to 8th.

Tags: Addison Reed, Carlos Torres, Hansel Robles, Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Logan Verrett, Tyler Clippard, Maggie Wiggin
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

RH reliever Tyler Clippard has agreed to a two-year deal with the Diamondbacks worth $12.25 million, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports (Feb. 8).

Clippard, 30, was acquired by the Mets from the A's last July in exchange for RHP prospect Casey Meisner.

Clippard had a 3.06 ERA and 1.05 WHIP in 32 1/3 innings (32 games) with the Mets during the 2015 regular season, but he struggled in September and in the postseason.

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 (Jerry Lai)
(Jerry Lai)

The Mets are still interested in adding to the bullpen and have not ruled out bringing back RH reliever Tyler Clippard >> Read more

RH reliever Carlos Torres, who the Mets designated for assignment on Jan. 22, cleared waivers and elected to become a free agent >> Read more

The Mets signed C Raywilly Gomez to a minor league contract that includes an invite to major league Spring Training >> Read more

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Jul 28, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Tyler Clippard (46) pitches against the San Diego Padres during the ninth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Jul 28, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Tyler Clippard (46) pitches against the San Diego Padres during the ninth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

"The Mets may still bring back free-agent RH reliever Tyler Clippard, who suffered from what some thought was shoulder fatigue at the end of the season," Boston Globe columnist Nick Cafardo said Sunday.

The Mets signed Antonio Bastardo to a two-year deal in late January. However, they may not be finished adding to their bullpen, Mike Puma of the New York Post said last week.

In 32 games for the Mets last season, after being acquired from the A's in July, Clippard was 4-1 with a 3.06 ERA, while striking out 26 batters and walking 10 in 32 innings.

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New York Mets relief pitcher Tyler Clippard looks over at first base during the ninth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. (Steve Mitchell/USATSI)
New York Mets relief pitcher Tyler Clippard looks over at first base during the ninth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. (Steve Mitchell/USATSI)

The Mets have not ruled out re-signing reliever Tyler Clippard, according to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick (Dec. 15).

However, while Clippard is seeking a two-year deal, the Mets are only willing to offer him a one-year deal, according to CBSSports' Jon Heyman (Dec. 18).

Clippard, 30, went 4-1 with two saves, two blown saves and a 3.06 ERA in 32 regular-season appearances after he joined the Mets in July. In the playoffs, Clippard recorded a 6.75 ERA in eight appearances.

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Free agent IF/OF Ben Zobrist wants to sign with a team who can offer him a set position, and is close to making a decision >> Read more

The Mets met with the agents for Zobrist and fellow free-agents Asdrubal Cabrera and Gerardo Parra on Monday >> Read more

The Mets are interested in bringing back free-agent RHP Bartolo Colon and met with his agents on Monday night >> Read more

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Oct 31, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; in game four of the World Series at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Oct 31, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; in game four of the World Series at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Jeurys Familia blew his second save of the World Series after Daniel Murphy's crucial error led to the Royals scoring the game-tying run in the eighth inning of the Mets' 5-3 loss in Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday.

Familia, who allowed a game-tying home run to Alex Gordon in the ninth inning of Game 1, entered after Tyler Clippard walked back-to-back batters with one out in the top of the eighth, including Lorenzo Cain after getting him in an 0-2 count.

"Coming into the eighth, any time you get that deep into the game and you get the lead, you expect to win," Clippard said. "And we didn't. It's disappointing."

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