(Brad Rempel)
(Brad Rempel)

The Yankees have not had discussions with the Twins about trading for 2B Brian Dozier, GM Brian Cashman said during an interview on MLB Network radio on Monday.

"I haven't had any dialogue with the Twins about Dozier," Cashman said. That's a false report."

Jon Heyman of FanRag reported earlier Monday that the Yankees had "checked in" with the Twins about Dozier, with the Dodgers also interested.

Dozier, 29, hit .268 with a .340 OBP and .546 SLG with 42 HR and 99 RBI in 155 games last season for the Twins.

He hit 18 home runs in 2013, followed by 23 in 2014, and 28 in 2015.

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The Yankees are not in need of a second baseman, with Starlin Castro (under contract through 2019 with a club option for 2020) handling the keystone at the present time. Further, the Yankees would likely need to have a deal for Chase Headley in place before acquiring a new second baseman, which would allow a shift of Castro to third base.

Dozier, who is owed just $15 million over the next two seasons, is a fantastic bargain for a player who can hit 30-to-40 home runs per season, so the prospect cost would not be small.

In my view, if the Yankees are going to ship some of their top assets, it should be for high-end starting pitching, not necessarily a position that does not require a fix.


Dellin Betances reacts after allowing two runs in the Yankees' 10-5 loss Thursday night.  (Kathy Willens/AP )
Dellin Betances reacts after allowing two runs in the Yankees' 10-5 loss Thursday night. (Kathy Willens/AP )

The Yankees allowed nine unanswered runs in a 10-5 loss Thursday night, as they dropped the series finale to the Angels. 

Elsewhere, the Mets continue their skid, the Knicks and Nets make their NBA draft selection, and the two local MLS teams gear up for the Hudson River Derby. 

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Jun 22, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; Los Angeles Angels short stop Andrelton Simmons (2) hits a two run double against the New York Yankees during the seventh inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Jun 22, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; Los Angeles Angels short stop Andrelton Simmons (2) hits a two run double against the New York Yankees during the seventh inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Aaron Judge blasted his 25th home run of the year to help the Yankees jump out to an early 5-1 lead, but the Angels scored nine unanswered runs to beat New York, 10-5, at Yankee Stadium on Thursday. >> Click here for a full box score

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Aug 13, 2016; Bronx, NY, USA; Former New York Yankees Derek Jeter leaves the field following a ceremony for the reunion of the 1996 World Series Championship Team prior to a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports (Adam Hunger)
Aug 13, 2016; Bronx, NY, USA; Former New York Yankees Derek Jeter leaves the field following a ceremony for the reunion of the 1996 World Series Championship Team prior to a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports (Adam Hunger)

Derek Jeter is closer to obtaining the necessary funds to purchase the Miami Marlins, but still does not have enough to complete the sale, according to The Miami Herald.

Jeter met with MLB Comissioner Rob Manfred and the Miami Marlins in New York on Thursday, and the meeting ended with the understanding that Jeter will continue to work towards finding the money he needs to buy the team, an MLB source said to the Miami Herald.

 

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(Reinhold Matay)

The Yankees have recalled LHP Tyler Webb from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and optioned INF/OF Rob Refsnyder, the team announced Thursday.

Webb, 26, has a 3.24 ERA and 1.08 WHIP with 47 strikeouts in 33 1/3 innings (21 appearances) this season for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

He has a 3.45 ERA and 1.16 WHIP in five minor league seasons.

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(AP)

The Yankees (39-30) finish a three-game set with the Angels (37-37) at Yankee Stadium on Thursday at 7:05 p.m.

Yankees Angels
Brett Gardner, LF Cameron Maybin, CF
Aaron Hicks, CF Kole Calhoun, RF
Aaron Judge, RF Albert Pujols, DH
Matt Holliday, DH Yunel Escobar, 3B
Starlin Castro, 2B Luis Valbuena, 1B
Gary Sanchez, C Andrelton Simmons, SS
Didi Gregorius, SS Eric Young, Jr., LF
Chris Carter, 1B Martin Maldonado, C
Ronald Torreyes, 3B Cliff Pennington, 2B
Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Luis Severino
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Didi Gregorius and Aaron Judge celebrate the end of the Yankees' seven-game losing streak
Didi Gregorius and Aaron Judge celebrate the end of the Yankees' seven-game losing streak

The New York Yankees snapped their seven-game losing streak on Wednesday night. 

Elsewhere, the Mets lose to the Dodgers again, The Rangers lose Oscar Lindberg in the expansion draft and the Knicks fail to trade Kristaps Porzingis. 

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Sweeny Murti reports from Yankee Stadium, where the Yankees were victorious for the first time in seven games.

The Yankees snapped their seven game losing streak with an 8-4 win over the Angels on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium. 

Left-hander Jordan Montgomery allowed two runs on five hits and two walks with five strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings to earn the win. He lowered his season ERA to 3.74. 

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New York Yankees first baseman Greg Bird (33) works out during batting practice prior to the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement)
New York Yankees first baseman Greg Bird (33) works out during batting practice prior to the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement)

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told reporters Greg Bird was not ready for a return to the Yankees before facing a setback in Triple-A. 

Bird had a .143/.357/.238 slash line in six games with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before fouling a ball of his injured right ankle last week. The team "pulled the plug" on his rehab after the incident. 

"The performance wasn't there," Cashman told reporters.

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Jun 3, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (28) gestures as he walks back to the dugout during a 7-0 win over Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports (Dan Hamilton)
Jun 3, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (28) gestures as he walks back to the dugout during a 7-0 win over Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports (Dan Hamilton)

Though the Yankees dropped their seventh-straight game Tuesday, manager Joe Girardi is not panicking, per Brendan Kuty of NJ.com.

Girardi actually found something positive after the 8-3 loss to the Angels. He thinks his team's true colors are showing during the losing streak.

"I think you do," Girardi said when asked if his team can learn from the skid. "I think you find out a lot about the makeup of your club when you go through tough times. I think a lot of times you find out a lot more about your club now than you do when you're going through great times and how they respond every day."

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New York Yankees relief pitcher Tyler Clippard (29) pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the eighth inning at PNC Park. (Charles LeClaire)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Tyler Clippard (29) pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the eighth inning at PNC Park. (Charles LeClaire)

Chris Carelli, SNY.tv

The Yankees lost their seventh straight game Tuesday and once again the main culprit was Tyler Clippard.

After the Yankees clawed back to tie the game in the bottom of the sixth inning, Clippard immediately coughed up a home run to Cameron Maybin and then allowed a couple more hard hits before being removed by Yankees manager Joe Girardi, who said the right-hander "had another tough night." 

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Jonathan Holder reacts after allowing a home run in the Yankees loss Wednesday.  (Frank Franklin II/AP)
Jonathan Holder reacts after allowing a home run in the Yankees loss Wednesday. (Frank Franklin II/AP)

The Yankees bullpen allowed five runs in the late innings Wednesday against the Angels, dropping their sixth straight, 8-3. 

Elsewhere, the Mets are pounded by the Dodgers, the Nets acquire two players from the Lakers and the Knicks are reportedly mulling dealing Kristaps Porzingis

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Sweeny Murti breaks down the Yankees' 8-3 loss to the Angels and reviews the players' reactions to the team's seventh straight defeat.

After New York fell into an early 3-0 hole, Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez homered in the fifth and sixth innings to help tie game, but Tyler Clippard and Jonathan Holder combined to allow five runs in the final three innings and the Yankees fell to the Angels, 8-3, at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday. >> Click here for a full box score 

Tags: Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Tyler Clippard
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New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda (35) delivers a pitch against the Los Angeles Angels during a MLB baseball game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. (Kirby Lee)
New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda (35) delivers a pitch against the Los Angeles Angels during a MLB baseball game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. (Kirby Lee)

The Yankees (38-29) return home for a three-game set with the Angels (36-37) at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m.

Yankees Angels
Brett Gardner, LF Cameron Maybin, CF
Aaron Hicks, CF Kole Calhoun, RF
Aaron Judge, RF Albert Pujols, DH
Matt Holliday, DH Yunel Escobar, 3B
Starlin Castro, 2B Luis Valbuena, 1B
Gary Sanchez, C Andrelton Simmons, SS
Didi Gregorius, SS Eric Young Jr., LF
Chase Headley, 3B Martin Maldonado, C
Chris Carter, 1B Danny Espinosa, 2B
Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Michael Pineda
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The DNL roundtable debates what the Yankees have to do to bounce back after dropping six straight on the road to the Angels and Athletics.

Aaron Judge hits a home run against the Angels. (AP)
Aaron Judge hits a home run against the Angels. (AP)

Aaron Judge said he has received an invitation to participate in the upcoming home run derby at Marlins Park in July, according to the Associated Press.

Judge said he was invited last week but has not yet made his decision. In April, he said that he would "probably do it if they asked me," according to NJ.com's Randy Miller.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi does not have a problem with Judge participating, and said the team's schedule will make it easier.

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New York Yankees third baseman Chase Headley (12) sits in the dugout during an MLB game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. (Kevin Sousa)
New York Yankees third baseman Chase Headley (12) sits in the dugout during an MLB game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. (Kevin Sousa)

The Yankees suffered a terrible blow over the weekend when top prospect Gleyber Torres suffered a season-ending torn UCL in his non-throwing shoulder when he slid head-first into home on Saturday. Torres will undergo Tommy John surgery and hopes to be ready for spring training next year.

WIth Torres, who was expected to take over at third at some point in the near future, out of the picture for the rest of the season, New York might look to add a third basemen. Ken Davidoff of the NY Post explores several options for the Yankees at third base.

Chase Headley has been New York's starting third baseman this season, hitting .244/.329/.364 with four home runs and 29 RBI. Less than halfway through the season, Headley has already made 11 errors in the field, exceeding last season's 10 errors. With the 33-year old set to make $13 million this season and $13 million next season, the ideal scenario for the Yankees is for Headley's production to improve both at the plate and on the field.

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Gleyber Torres will be out for the remainder of the season with an elbow injury that will require Tommy John surgery. (Matt Rourke/AP)
Gleyber Torres will be out for the remainder of the season with an elbow injury that will require Tommy John surgery. (Matt Rourke/AP)

The Yankees' tough week of baseball had its final blow Monday as news broke that their top prospect Gleyber Torres would require Tommy John surgery on his non-throwing arm after sliding akwardly into home plate. He was expected to make his debut in the majors at some point this season. The Yankees expect him to be ready just in time for 2018 Spring Training.

Elsewhere in New York sports the Mets dropped a slugfest to the Dodgers, a Jets legend passes away, and the NBA draft is just two days away. 

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Daily News Live: Torres' injury 00:05:47
The panel discusses Gleyber Torres getting Tommy John surgery, the return of Aroldis Chapman and if T.J. Rivera should start every day.

Top Yankees infield prospect Gleyber Torres needs Tommy John surgery due to the left elbow injury he suffered over the weekend, the team announced Monday.

He will miss the remainder of the season and is expected to be ready to return when spring training begins in 2018.

"It's difficult news, but at least it's a correctable problem," GM Brian Cashman said, according to the New York Daily News' Christian Red. "It's his non-throwing arm. He should be ready for spring training. He's young and has his whole career ahead of him. He'll return to form and still possess all of his abilities."

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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

Yankees LHP CC Sabathia will likely miss at least six weeks due to his hamstring injury, GM Brian Cashman said Monday, according to Christian Red of the NY Daily News.

Sabathia was diagnosed with a Grade 2 hamstring strain after undergoing an MRI last week. 

He exited last Tuesday's start against the Angels after four-plus innings due to the strain.

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A general view of 2017 Spring Training MLB baseballs lay on George M. Steinbrenner Field as pitchers and catchers report. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
A general view of 2017 Spring Training MLB baseballs lay on George M. Steinbrenner Field as pitchers and catchers report. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

New York Yankees minor league RHP Matt Marsh was suspended 50 games for failing a second drug test for recreational drugs, according to USA Today's Bob Nightengale.

Marsh, 25, is 3-2 with a 2.49 ERA in 15 games with Double-A Trenton and High-A Tampa this season. Since he was promoted to Double-A, Marsh is 2-2 with a 3.68 ERA in 10 games, striking out 16 batters in 14 2/3 innings.

The Yankees signed Marsh as a non-drafted free agent in 2014. Since joining the Yankees organization, Marsh is 13-9 with a 2.42 ERA in 84 games (eight starts).

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New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (right) and generial manager Brian Cashman during spring training workouts at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Kim Klement)
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (right) and generial manager Brian Cashman during spring training workouts at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Kim Klement)

Chris Carelli, SNY.tv

The luxury of having a deep and talented farm system eventually develops into an "issue" - 40-man roster crunches.

The Yankees will have a multitude of 40-man roster decisions to make this winter ahead of the Rule 5 draft with a plethora of players requiring either movement elsewhere or being assigned to the Yankees roster, before potentially losing them to the draft. The 40-man roster can be a major guessing game; which players will mean the most to the team's future and which might be considered expendable? If the Yankees were wise, they would begin to make some of those decisions now versus waiting for the trade deadline or the winter in an effort to reduce some of the guessing.

The Yankees have made various transactions over the last several days which were directly affected by their desire to not disrupt the 40-man roster. The Yanks called up a Douple-A pitcher, Ronald Herrera, to add depth to the bullpen. The Yankees recalled Luis Cessa to make a spot start Sunday. New York decided to bring up Mason Williams to play center field in Aaron Hicks' absence. Beyond those recent moves, Rob Refsnyder remains a Yankee.

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Rob Refsnyder reacts after striking out in the Yankees' loss to Oakland on Sunday.  (Tony Avelar/AP)
Rob Refsnyder reacts after striking out in the Yankees' loss to Oakland on Sunday. (Tony Avelar/AP)

After a four-run third inning for Oakland, the Yankees fell, 4-3, as they lost their sixth straight game. 

Elsewhere, Jacob deGrom homers, Eric Decker heads south, Bradley Wright-Phillips scores twice and the Rangers, Islanders and Devils announce their protected players list ahead of the NHL Expansion Draft. 

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New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Cessa (Andrew Villa-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Cessa (Andrew Villa-USA TODAY Sports)

Luis Cessa gave up four runs in four innings as the New York Yankees lost their sixth straight game in a 4-3 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Sunday at Oakland Coliseum. >> Box score 


Cessa (0-1) surrendered four runs in the third inning as the Yankees were swept in a series for the first time this season.

With the Yankees up 2-0, Cessa allowed a two-run double to Chad Pinder before Khris Davis hit a two-run home run later in the inning to give the A's a 4-2 lead.

Tags: Chase Headley, Didi Gregorius, Luis Cessa, Oakland Athletics
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New York Yankees LHP Aroldis Chapman (Caylor Arnold/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees LHP Aroldis Chapman (Caylor Arnold/USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Yankees activated LHP Aroldis Chapman off the disabled list before Sunday's game against the Oakland Athletics.

Chapman went on the disabled list on May 14 with rotator cuff inflammation in his throwing shoulder.

Over the past 30 days, the Yankees' bullpen has six saves, six blown saves and a 4.03 ERA. "My team needs me," Chapman said, according to the New York Daily News' Mike Mazzeo.

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Masahiro Tanaka and Yankees catcher Austin Romine talk during the fourth inning. (Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports)
Masahiro Tanaka and Yankees catcher Austin Romine talk during the fourth inning. (Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports)

Masahiro Tanaka allowed five runs and eight hits in four innings Saturday as the Yankees lost their season-high fifth game in a row as the A's won 5-2 in Oakland. 

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 (AP)
(AP)

Jonathan Holder allowed two runs in the eighth inning as the Yankees lost to the Athletics, 7-6, on Friday night. Luis Severino struggled in the second inning, allowing four runs, but settled down the rest of the way. Those were the only runs he gave up over six innings. >> Box score 

 

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Mason Willams reacts after hitting a single. (AP)
Mason Willams reacts after hitting a single. (AP)

Outfielder Mason Williams and catcher Kyle Higashioka are being called up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after Aaron Hicks and Gary Sanchez went down with injuries in Thursday night's loss to Oakland, according to Randy Miller of NJ.com. 

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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)

Chris Carelli, SNY.tv

Our weekly minor league report canvases the Yankees' farm system providing updates about the status of the teams in action and the organization's top prospects. This week we'll start with a quick recap of the Yankees selections in the MLB First-year Player Draft.

The Yankees took a risk with their No. 1 pick, selecting Clarke Schmidt, a right-handed pitcher from the University of South Carolina. Schmidt was highly rated at the beginning of the college season and performed well, but he recently underwent Tommy John surgery. Schmidt will be out until about this time next season and maybe through much of next summer.

The Yankees second pick, high school righty Matt Sauer, can be looked at as more of a first rounder, as he could end up netting as much or more than Schmidt in bonus money. The Yankees went on to draft eight right-handed pitchers, a lefty hurler and one position player among their first 10 picks. Of those 10 players, eight were collegians.

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Brett Gardner scores in the 10th inning, but the Yankees lost, 8-7.  (Ben Margot/AP )
Brett Gardner scores in the 10th inning, but the Yankees lost, 8-7. (Ben Margot/AP )

After a game-tying RBI single in the ninth inning, the Yankees were unable to hold off the Athletics in the 10th inning as they lost, 8-7. 

Elsewhere, Juan Lagares broke his thumb in a Mets' loss, the Jets starting quarterback job is up for grabs and the Giants ink the last member of their draft class. 

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New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) exits the game with an injury against the Oakland Athletics in the ninth inning at Oakland Coliseum. (Cary Edmondson)
New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) exits the game with an injury against the Oakland Athletics in the ninth inning at Oakland Coliseum. (Cary Edmondson)

Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez reached base safely five times on Thursday before having to leave the game early due to tightness in his groin.

Sanchez went 3-for-3 with a double, two walks, two RBI, and a stolen base. His two-out double in the bottom of the seventh helped tie the game at 4, while his ninth inning single brought in Starlin Castro to tie the game at six and force extra innings.

Sanchez stole second base in the top of the ninth, and was then forced to exit because of tightness in his abductor muscle.

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Gary Sanchez celebrates scoring a run with teammate Starlin Castro.
Gary Sanchez celebrates scoring a run with teammate Starlin Castro.

Chris Carter hit his seventh home run of the season and Gary Sanchez went 3-for-3 with two RBIs (including a game-tying RBI single in the top of the ninth inning) in the Yankees' 8-7 loss to the Athletics on Thursday in Oakland. After taking the lead in the top half of the inning, Giovanny Gallegos was unable to hold off the Athletics in the 10th.

Tags: Chase Headley, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez
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Dr. Rock Positano joins Daily News Live to discuss his close relationship with Joe DiMaggio.

Dr. Rock Positano joins Daily News Live to discuss his close relationship with Joe DiMaggio.


Michael Pineda walks to the mound after throwing a wild pitch in the Yankees loss to the Angels on Wednesday night. (Jae C. Hong/AP)
Michael Pineda walks to the mound after throwing a wild pitch in the Yankees loss to the Angels on Wednesday night. (Jae C. Hong/AP)

Despite claiming an early lead, the Yankees lost the rubber game to the Angels, 7-5, on Wednesday. Michael Pineda allowed five runs in six innings and the offense was plagued by their inability to drive in runs with runners on base. 

Elsewhere, the Mets won their rubber game, Hackenberg is impressing the quarterbacks coach and Joe Girardi would be fine with Aaron Judge in the Home Run Derby. 

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New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda (35) delivers a pitch against the Los Angeles Angels during a MLB baseball game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. (Kirby Lee)
New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda (35) delivers a pitch against the Los Angeles Angels during a MLB baseball game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. (Kirby Lee)

Michael Pineda took the mound for the Yankees last night and did not look sharp, matching a season-high of five earned runs and 10 hits allowed.

Pineda lasted six innings, adding one walk and two strikeouts to his final stats. The two strikeouts were his second-lowest total of the year.

The 28-year old gave up yet another home run, and has now surrendered at least one deep ball in 10 of his 13 starts this season. 

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New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda throws to a Los Angeles Angels batter during the second inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif.  (Jae C. Hong/ AP)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda throws to a Los Angeles Angels batter during the second inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. (Jae C. Hong/ AP)

Michael Pineda pitched six innings allowing five runs on 10 hits as the Yankees lost the rubber game to the Angels, 7-5, on Wednesday night.

Tags: Chase Headley, Gary Sanchez, Michael Pineda
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Apr 22, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda (35) delivers a pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at PNC Park. (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)
Apr 22, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda (35) delivers a pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at PNC Park. (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees (38-24) finish a three-game series against the Angels (34-34) at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on Monday at 10:07 p.m.

Yankees Angels
Brett Gardner, LF Cameron Maybin, CF
Aaron Hicks, CF Kole Calhoun, RF
Aaron Judge, DH Albert Pujols, DH
Matt Holliday, 1B Yunel Escobar, 3B
Starlin Castro, 2B Luis Valbuena, 1B
Gary Sanchez, C Andrelton Simmons, SS
Didi Gregorius, SS Eric Young, Jr., LF
Chase Headley, 3B Danny Espinosa, 2B
Rob Refsnyder, RF Juan Graterol, C
Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Michael Pineda
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 (Kim Klement)
(Kim Klement)

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders manager Al Pedrique says Yankees top prospect, INF Gleyber Torres, isn't ready to be promoted just yet, according to Yes Network's Aidan Curran.

Pedrique likes the maturity of the 20-year-old, but he still needs to improve before he gets the call.

"If you ask me today, if the call comes, he is not ready," Pedrique said Tuesday. "He is headed in the right direction. I like where he is at for a 20-year-old kid to be in Triple-A. He's very mature, but defensively, he needs more work at third and second."

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(Jim Brown)

The MLB Draft concludes today, with rounds 11-40, which you can follow live here.


Here are the Yankees' selections from rounds 3-10...

Third round (No. 92) Pick:

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New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman speaks to reporters after the trade deadline prior to a game against the New York Mets at Citi Field. (Brad Penner)
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman speaks to reporters after the trade deadline prior to a game against the New York Mets at Citi Field. (Brad Penner)

Chris Carelli, SNY.tv

Life without Aroldis Chapman has had its rough moments for the Yankees.

None of the issues have revolved around Dellin Betances, Chapman's replacement while the left-hander has been on the shelf. However, the efforts of others during the stretch, namely Tyler Clippard, who was bumped to Betances' eighth-inning role, exemplifies a glaring need for a team with a legitimate postseason run ahead of them.

Tags: Alroldis Chapman, Dellin Betances, Tyler Clippard, Chris Carelli
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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the seventh inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium. (Anthony Gruppuso)
New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the seventh inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium. (Anthony Gruppuso)

Angels OF Mike Trout has been impressed with what Aaron Judge has been able to do on the field this season, and is a supporter of the "All-Rise" campaign for baseball's newest star.

"He's having an unbelievable season," Trout said to Ken Davidoff of the NY Post about the Yankees' outfielder. 

"He's fun to watch. Obviously the long home runs. He makes so many plays. He's always smiling. He's great for the game, and obviously a very good kid. So he's fun to watch play. Just hopefully not tonight and tomorrow."

Trout underwent surgery on May 31 to repair a torn UCL in his left thumb. With him forced to the sidelines, Judge has taken over as the dominant force in Major League Baseball.

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Brett Gardner reacts after lining out in the Yankees 3-2 loss to the Angels.  (Jae C. Hong)
Brett Gardner reacts after lining out in the Yankees 3-2 loss to the Angels. (Jae C. Hong)

The Yankees had their six-game win streak halted by the Angels on Thursday, losing 3-2 in extra innings. 

Elsewhere, Odell Beckham Jr. speaks, Ben McAdoo debuts a new hairstyle,and the Melts are rocked by the Cubs. 

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New York Yankees relief pitcher Tyler Clippard (29) pitches against the Los Angeles Angels in the seventh inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. (Richard Mackson)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Tyler Clippard (29) pitches against the Los Angeles Angels in the seventh inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. (Richard Mackson)

Tyler Clippard blew the save against the Angels on Tuesday, surrendering a solo shot to former Yankee Eric Young Jr. in the bottom of the eighth. 

Clippard entered the game with the Yankees up 2-1 after Giovanny Gallegos and Adam Warren combined for three scoreless innings in relief. 

Young led off the inning, and sent just the second pitch he saw over the right field fence to tie the game at two. 

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New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia throws against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. (Jae C. Hong/AP)
New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia throws against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. (Jae C. Hong/AP)

CC Sabathia departed in the fifth inning with a strained left hamstring and the Angels edged the Yankees, 3-2, in 11 innings on Tuesday night in Anaheim.

Tags: Brett Gardner, CC Sabathia, Chase Headley
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Apr 4, 2017; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) throws a pitch during the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.  (Kim Klement (USA Today))
Apr 4, 2017; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) throws a pitch during the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement (USA Today))

The Yankees (38-23) play Game 2 of a three-game series against the Angels (33-34) at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on Monday at 10:07 p.m.

Yankees Angels
Brett Gardner, LF Cameron Maybin, CF
Aaron Hicks, CF Kole Calhoun, RF
Aaron Judge, RF Albert Pujols, DH
Matt Holliday, DH Yunel Escobar, 3B
Starlin Castro, 2B Andrelton Simmons, SS
Gary Sanchez, C CJ Cron, 1B
Didi Gregorius, SS Martin Maldonado, C
Chase Headley, 3B Danny Espinosa, 2B
Chris Carter, 1B Eric Young, Jr., LF
Tags: CC Sabathia, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
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New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman throws against the Chicago Cubs during the ninth inning at Wrigley Field. (David Banks/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman throws against the Chicago Cubs during the ninth inning at Wrigley Field. (David Banks/USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman (rotator cuff inflammation) is starting his rehab assignment with High-A Tampa tonight, it was announced.

He is expected to pitch for Double-A Trenton on Friday before joining the Yankees for their series in Oakland that ends on Sunday.

Chapman, 29, said he felt, "no pain, no discomfort at all," after making 50 throws from 60 feet last Sunday as part of his rehab program.

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JRSportBrief: Judge for MVP! 00:01:26
In the latest installment of JRSportBrief on SNY.tv, JR looks at the season so far for Yankees slugger Aaron Judge, and sees a possible MVP.

After the Yankees blew a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the 7th, Aaron Judge hit his league-leading 22nd home run of the season as the Yankees beat the Angels on Monday nigiht.

Judge launched the ball 438 feet to right center, bringing home Aaron Hicks to give the Yankees the 5-3 lead.

The 25-year old outfielder finished the game 2-for-4 with two RBI, a walk, and three runs scored. Judge has now hit four home runs and eight RBI in New York's last three contests, and has raised his average .024 points (9-for-12) during that span.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Masahiro Tanaka
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Aaron Judge and his teammates celebrate after the outfielder hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning.  (Jae C. Hong/AP)
Aaron Judge and his teammates celebrate after the outfielder hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning. (Jae C. Hong/AP)

The Yankees won their sixth straight Monday thanks to an Aaron Judge eighth-inning blast that broke a tie. The homer was his fourth in three games and 22nd of the year. 

Elsewhere, the Mets and Yankees make selections in the MLB Draft, and the Jets have released Eric Decker after failing to find a trade partner. 

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Aaron Judge hit his Major League-leading 22nd home run, Didi Gregorius went 4-for-4 to run his hitting streak to 14 games and Masahiro Tanaka bounced back to post a quality start as the Yankees won their sixth straight game, defeating the Angels 5-3 on Monday night in Anaheim.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Didi Gregorius, Masahiro Tanaka
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Sunglasses reflect New York Yankees players as they sit in the dugout in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays during spring training at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Butch Dill/USA TODAY Sports)
Sunglasses reflect New York Yankees players as they sit in the dugout in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays during spring training at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Butch Dill/USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Yankees selected Ernest Righetti High School RHP Matt Sauer with the No. 54 pick during Monday night's MLB Draft in Secaucus, New Jersey.

Sauer, 18, stands at 6-foot-5, 210 pounds. He went 9-1 with a 0.98 ERA and 142 strikeouts as a senior.

"Whatever team it is, I'll got out there and play for them," Sauer said, according to KEYT's Dave Alley. "It will be a lot of fun."

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