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

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Former Yankees pitcher and pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre has left the hospital after having a bad reaction with his chemotherapy medicine, according to multiple reports

His wife, Jean, told the New York Daily News that her husband's health is improving. 

"It wasn't the cancer that put him in the hospital," Jean Stottlemyre told the Daily News. "It was the reaction to his medicine. But everyone was worried about an infection, which would have been bad.

"They gave him antibiotics and tons of fluid because they were having a hard time keeping his blood pressure up. At one point it was 58 over 35. It got scary. But he's home and he's improved a lot, especially the last couple of days."

Previous Reports (Dec. 24)

Stottlemyre has seen his condition improve after his son Todd said he was "fighting for his life," according to the New York Daily News.

Stottlemyre's wife, Jean, told the Daily News that the former pitching coach has been doing better over the last day. 

"He's doing much better,'' Stottlemyre's wife said on Saturday. "We saw a big turnaround with Mel over the last 24 hours. He's not in a life-threatening situation right now."

In 2000, Stottlemyre was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a type of bone marrow cancer. His son Todd, who was concerned earlier in the day about the status of his father's health, also noted his dad's recovery.

"Our family has been overwhelmed with Joy at the amount of love and prayers for my father and family," he said in a Facebook post. "Please know that the greatest warrior I have ever known is doing a lot better. He is recovering at God speed and he is looking forward to getting out of the hospital. It's just a matter of time before he is fishing again.

Stottlemyre was the team's pitching coach from 1996-2005, helping the Yankees claim four World Series titles and six pennants during that time. He pitched for the Yankees from 1964-1974 and was a five-time all-star. 

In June 2015, he was honored with a plaque in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium. 


Luis Severino throws a pitch against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. (Elaine Thompson/AP)
Luis Severino throws a pitch against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. (Elaine Thompson/AP)

Luis Severino pitched seven innings for the third straight start, allowing no runs and striking out six, as the Yankees beat the Mariners, 4-1, on Thursday night in Seattle. >> Box score


Severino outpitched Felix Hernandez, who allowed fewer hits but gave up a solo homer to Brett Gardner in the sixth inning for the game's first run. Severino has now allowed four total runs in his last 21 innings.

New York recorded seven hits to Seattle's 10. Aaron Judge drove in a run with a single in the eighth inning and the Yankees also scored on Robinson Cano's throwing error in the ninth. Cano got some retribution in the bottom half of the frame, doubling off Aroldis Chapman to drive in the Mariners' only run.

Todd Frazier recorded his first hit as a Yankee; he was 1-for-4 overall with a run scored. Dellin Betances pitched a clean eighth inning for his 11th hold of the year, allowing one hit and notching a strikeout.

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Jun 27, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (40) throws a pitch against the Chicago White Sox during the sixth inning at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports (Mike Dinovo)
Jun 27, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (40) throws a pitch against the Chicago White Sox during the sixth inning at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports (Mike Dinovo)

The Yankees (48-45) will open a four-game series with the Mariners (48-48) on Thursday night at 10:10 p.m. ET at Safeco Field in Seattle.

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(Richard Mackson/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees will not be trading Dellin Betances before the July 31 non-waiver trading deadline, GM Brian Cashman said Friday on MLB Network Radio.

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports said Wednesday that looking to trade Betances in order to acquire a starting pitcher under team control beyond this season was something the Yankees should consider.

"Betances is under control for the same amount of time that Andrew Miller was a year ago - this season, plus two more. And actually, he's more affordable than Miller was," Rosenthal writes. "Maybe it's all talk, but the Yankees are adamant that they do not want to trade their top prospects, the ones who are closest to the majors or already on their club. Robertson could replace Betances as the setup man for closer Aroldis Chapman. And with Kahnle, the Yankees' bullpen still would be deeper than before."

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Yankees make blockbuster deal 00:08:52
Eamon and Jon discuss Brian Cashman's blockbuster deal that brought over David Robertson, Todd Frazier and Tommy Kahnle from the White Sox

Reliever David Robertson, who came over in the Yankees' recent trade with the White Sox, is thrilled to be back in the place where he began his major league career. 

Robertson pitched seven years with the Yankees before signing with the White Sox before the 2015 season. 

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Are the Yankees done dealing? 00:04:37
The Daily News Live panel debates whether or not the Yankees should make another trade and what moves the Mets should look to make

Newly acquired Todd Frazier will be the Yankees' everyday third baseman, manager Joe Girardi said after Wednesday's loss to the Twins.

Chase Headley willl move to first base and get a "crash course" at the position, Girardi told reporters.

"I think he's got very good hands and he's very intellectual," Girardi said. "I think he can make the adjustment very quick. I don't see it being a problem."

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Jordan Montgomery was tagged with the loss as he allowed six runs in six innings. (Bruce Kluckhohn/AP)
Jordan Montgomery was tagged with the loss as he allowed six runs in six innings. (Bruce Kluckhohn/AP)

The Yankees were touched up for six runs in the second inning as they fell to the Twins, 6-1. 

Elsewhere, the Red Bulls and NYCFC both earn wins on the pitch and Jacob deGrom won his seventh consecutive start. 

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 (Peter Aiken)
(Peter Aiken)

The Twins scored six runs with two outs in the second inning as they beat the Yankees, 6-1, on Wednesday afternoon at Target Field in Minnesota >> Box score 


Jordan Montgomery allowed run-scoring hits to Zack Granite and Eduardo Escobar before serving up a three-run homer to Miguel Sano as the Twins took a 6-0 lead in the second inning -- with all the runs coming with two outs.

The Yankees managed seven hits, with Brett Gardner's RBI single in the seventh inning accounting for their only runs.

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Yankees are making moves 00:01:18
In the latest installment of JRSportBrief on SNY.tv, JR reacts to the Yankees trade for David Robertson, Tommy Kahnle and Todd Frazier.

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

Yankees GM Brian Cashman stated the club would be "cautious buyers" during the trade deadline period. If a seven-player deal -- bringing in three major leaguers for one of the game's top prospects -- is cautious, this could be an interesting 13 days ahead.

The Yankees clearly filled two of their biggest holes by adding former organization relievers David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle to a tired and inconsistent bullpen, while adding Todd Frazier should stabilize the revolving door at first base for the remainder of the season.

Tags: Adam Warren, Aroldis Chapman, Bryan Mitchell, CC Sabathia, Chasen Shreve, Dellin Betances, Luis Cessa, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Chris Carelli
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(Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)

The Yankees have DFA'd 1B Ji-Man Choi and INF/OF Rob Refnsyder, and optioned LHP Chasen Shreve to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in order to make room on the roster for 1B/3B Todd Frazier, and relievers David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle.

Frazier, Robertson, and Kahnle were acquired from the White Sox on Tuesday night.

Choi, 26, hit .267 with a .333 OBP and .733 SLG with two HR and five RBI in 15 at-bats for the Yankees after being called up from Triple-A on July 5.

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New York Yankees pitcher Jordan Montgomery prepares to deliver a pitch against the Oakland Athletics in the fifth inning at Oakland Coliseum. (Cary Edmondson/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees pitcher Jordan Montgomery prepares to deliver a pitch against the Oakland Athletics in the fifth inning at Oakland Coliseum. (Cary Edmondson/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees (48-44) play the final game of a three-game series against the Twins (47-46) at Target Field in Minnesota on Tuesday at 1:10 p.m.

Yankees Twins
Brett Gardner, LF Brian Dozier, 2B
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Eduardo Escobar, 3B
Gary Sanchez, DH Miguel Sano, 1B
Starlin Castro, 2B Robbie Grossman, LF
Didi Gregorius, SS Max Kepler, RF
Clint Frazier, RF Chris Gimenez, C
Garrett Cooper, 1B Ehire Adrianza, SS
Austin Romine, C Jorge Polanco, DH
Ronald Torreyes, 2B Zack Granite, CF
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GEICO Sportsnite: Todd Frazier 00:06:01
The Baseball Night in New York crew discuss reports that the Yankees and White Sox have completed a trade to send Todd Frazier to the Bronx.

The Yankees have acquired third baseman Todd Frazier, closer David Robertson, and pitcher Tommy Kahnle from the White Sox in exchange for Tyler ClippardIan Clarkin, 2016 first-round pick Blake Rutherford, and Tito Polo.

Frazier, 31, is hitting .207 with 16 home runs, 44 RBI, and 15 doubles in 81 games for the White Sox this season.

"It's kind of surreal here right now because it all happened at once and you hear the rumors, it could have been a different team, here and there," Frazier told reporters on Tuesday night. "But it's the Yankees so I'm pretty excited."

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David Robertson is heading back to the Yankees as part of a seven player trade between the Yankees and White Sox. (Carlos Osorio)
David Robertson is heading back to the Yankees as part of a seven player trade between the Yankees and White Sox. (Carlos Osorio)

The Yankees beat the Twins Tuesday night and immediately after made a trade to aid in their playoff run. 

Elsewhere, Carmelo Anthony wants to play for the Rockets, the Giants may have the top secondary in the NFL and the Mets drop another game to the Cardinals. 

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Jul 18, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius (18) celebrates with right fielder Aaron Judge (99) after hitting a two run home run in the fifth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports (Jesse Johnson)
Jul 18, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius (18) celebrates with right fielder Aaron Judge (99) after hitting a two run home run in the fifth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports (Jesse Johnson)

The Yankees rallied from a 2-0 deficit to score five runs in the fifth inning in a 6-3 win over the Twins on Tuesday. >> Box score 

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New York Yankees pitcher Luis Cessa (85) throws a pitch in the first inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays during spring training at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. (Butch Dill)
New York Yankees pitcher Luis Cessa (85) throws a pitch in the first inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays during spring training at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. (Butch Dill)

The Yankees (47-44) play Game 2 of a three-game series against the Twins (47-45) at Target Field in Minnesota on Tuesday night at 8:10.

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 (Frank Franklin II/AP)
(Frank Franklin II/AP)

The Yankees have reached out to the Mets to express interest in 1B Lucas Duda and closer Addison Reedreports Mark Feinsand of MLB.com.

The Yankees, who are interested in acquiring a first baseman and late-inning reliever, were scouting the Mets on Monday night at Citi Field, according to the NY Post's Kevin Kernan.

The Mets are reportedly open to dealing any player who is not under team control beyond next season, including Reed and Duda.

Tags: Addison Reed, Lucas Duda
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What is behind Judge's slump? 00:04:02
The DNL panel debates what they believe is causing Aaron Judge's recent slump and discuss how the outfielder can return to top form.

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

When a player enters the second half of the season having won the previous three American League Rookie of the Week awards and a Player of the Month award, along with an MLB-best 30 home runs, anything short of his spectacular numbers would seem to be a slump.

Add in a recent appearance in the All-Star Game's Home Run Derby, and Aaron Judge had the narrative set against him.

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

Yankees first baseman Greg Bird underwent surgery on his right ankle on Tuesday morning and released a statement through his agent afterwards.

This morning I underwent a successful procedure to remove the os trigonum from my right ankle. After trying to play through the injury, I recently sought the opinion of Dr. Martin O'Malley at Hospital for Special Surgery, who provided an accurate diagnosis and performed the required surgery.
In nearly four months since first injuring my ankle, it had been increasingly frustrating to have only questions and no answers. All this time, I have wanted nothing more than to be out there playing the game I love as a member of the New York Yankees.
My season is not over. I plan to do everything in my power to return and help our team win in 2017.

Bird had been shut down since May 1 after he went on the disabled list with what was diagnosed then as a bone bruise, however it did not heal the way the team thought it would, so Bird saw additional specialists.

Tags: Greg Bird, Lucas Duda
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The Yankees are reportedly among teams looking to trade for Phillies' reliever RHP Pat Neshek, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

The Brewers and Rays are the other teams in the mix for the sidearm-throwing Neshek. 

Neshek is one of the top relievers on the market, and MLB.com reported he is a "near lock" to be traded before the July 31 trade deadline. 

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 (Kelley L Cox)
(Kelley L Cox)

The Yankees and Athletics are reportedly discussing a trade involving 1B Yonder Alonso, according to Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports.

Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported Monday that an A's scout was present for a Yankees' Single-A Charleston game.

The Yankees need help at first base as production from the position has wavered all season. Also, 1B Greg Bird required surgery on the ankle that has been keeping out since the beginning of the season.  

Tags: Greg Bird, Michael Pineda
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Aaron Judge misplays a ball in the eighth inning of Monday's loss to the Twins. (Bruce Kluckhohn/AP)
Aaron Judge misplays a ball in the eighth inning of Monday's loss to the Twins. (Bruce Kluckhohn/AP)

The Twins broke a tie in the eighth inning, scoring two runs off reliever Caleb Smith en route to a 4-2 win.

Elsewhere, the Cardinals take the series from the Mets, Steve Mills talks about the Carmelo Anthony situation and two injured Mets pitchers begin throwing programs. 

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New York Yankees first baseman Garrett Cooper hits a double in fifth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. (Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees first baseman Garrett Cooper hits a double in fifth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. (Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports)

Caleb Smith allowed the go-ahead RBI single to Eduardo Escobar in the eighth inning in his MLB debut as the New York Yankees lost to the Minnesota Twins, 4-2, on Monday at Target Field. >> Box score


After the Yankees wasted Clint Frazier's leadoff double in the top of the eighth inning, Smith (0-1) allowed back-to-back singles to begin the bottom of the eighth. After a strikeout, the pinch hitter Escobar drove in Joe Mauer to break a 2-2 tie. Eddie Rosario followed with his second RBI double of the game to make it 4-2.

Frazier went 2-for-4 with two doubles, but was left stranded on third base when Didi Gregorius bunted to the catcher with runners on the corners and two outs as Twins reliever Taylor Rogers (5-1) escaped the jam.

Tags: Austin Romine, Bryan Mitchell, Clint Frazier, Minnesota Twins
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Daily News Live: Pineda UCL tear 00:02:40
The Daily News Panel discusses the news of Michael Pineda's torn UCL and what that means for the Yankees rotation in the second half.

Yankees RHP Michael Pineda will undergo Tommy John surgery on Tuesday in Cincinnati, the team announced.

Pineda had his right UCL injury examined by Reds Medical Director Dr. Timothy Kremchek on Monday, with Kremchek agreeing with the initial recommandation of Tommy John surgery.

Pineda was placed on the 10-day DL on Friday, but wanted a second opinion before deciding whether to have the surgery, which will mean a recovery time of 12-to-18 months.

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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) hits a two run home run against the Los Angeles Angels in the eighth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. (Richard Mackson)
New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) hits a two run home run against the Los Angeles Angels in the eighth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. (Richard Mackson)

Not just relying on his big frame, Aaron Judge has worked to develop an advanced approach at the plate to reach a high level of success this season, writes Billy Witz for the New York Times

"It's a project," Judge said. "Ever since I got drafted by the Yankees, I've been working on my swing. So it's just a culmination of all those things, and I'm finally starting to see some results."

Accoring to Witz, it has been subtle tweaks that have helped Judge the most this year, like reducing a leg kick in his stride and placing more weight on his back leg. According to former Yankees catcher and current Astro Brian McCann, Judge's ability to stay balanced has been a huge help to the slugger this year. He's also improved his ability to hit breaking pitches. 

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(Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees have contacted the A's about pitcher Sonny Grayreports Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports

However, Heyman notes the Yankees are not willing to deal their top prospects in a potential deal for the right-hander. 

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The Yankees have shown interest in starting pitcher Sonny Gray. (Nam Y. Huh)
The Yankees have shown interest in starting pitcher Sonny Gray. (Nam Y. Huh)

The Yankees split a four-game set in Boston and reportedly have interest in Sonny Gray this morning. 

Elsewhere, Steven Matz was knocked around for the second straight time, Carmelo Anthony expects trade talks to resume and Jeremy Lin says the Nets are going to make the playoffs. 

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Mar 12, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees pitcher Domingo German (76) throws a pitch during the seventh inning against the Atlanta Braves at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Mar 12, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees pitcher Domingo German (76) throws a pitch during the seventh inning against the Atlanta Braves at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

The New York Yankees optioned RHP Domingo German back to the minors following Sunday's doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox.

German did not pitch in either game of the doubleheader, as starting pitchers CC Sabathia and Masahiro Tanaka combined to throw 13 2/3 innings.

The 24-year-old pitcher has a 3.38 ERA in five major-league appearances and is 3-5 with a 3.45 ERA in 11 minor-league games (10 starts) across two levels.

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New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka pitches during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. (Bob DeChiara/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka pitches during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. (Bob DeChiara/USA TODAY Sports)

New York's offense was shut out for the first time all season as the Yankees lost Game 2 of a doubleheader to the Boston Red Sox, 3-0, Sunday night at Fenway Park. >> Box score


Despite recording seven hits off David Price, the Yankees went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position, leaving two runners stranded in the first and seventh innings.

Aaron Judge went 0-for-4 and was robbed of a two-run home run in the eighth inning when Jackie Bradley Jr. leaped and caught a ball at the wall in the triangle in center field. Judge went 1-for-18 in the four-game series, as his batting average has dropped from .329 to .313 since the All-Star break.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Chase Headley, Masahiro Tanaka, Boston Red Sox
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Chicago White Sox relief pitcher David Robertson throws a pitch during the ninth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. (Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports)
Chicago White Sox relief pitcher David Robertson throws a pitch during the ninth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. (Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Yankees are reportedly showing interest in re-acquiring Chicago White Sox closer David Robertson to bolster their bullpen in the second half, according to FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman.

Robertson, who pitched from the Yankees from 2008 to 2014, has 13 saves and a 2.70 ERA in 31 appearances for the White Sox this season. 

The Yankees, according to Heyman, sent personnel to Chicago to scout Robertson and infielder Todd Frazier, however Heyman reports New York's interest focuses on the 32-year-old Robertson.

Entering Sunday, the Yankees bullpen had the 11th highest ERA (4.62) among all 30 teams over the past 30 days. Its seven losses were the second most and two saves the second fewest in that span.

Tags: Aroldis Chapman, Chicago White Sox, Dellin Betances
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum. (Neville E. Guard/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum. (Neville E. Guard/USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Yankees (47-42) look to sweep a day-night doubleheader and win their third straight game when they face the Boston Red Sox (51-41) at Fenway Park at 8:05 p.m. ET Sunday.

Yankees Red Sox
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF  Mookie Betts, RF
Gary Sanchez, C Andrew Benintendi, LF
Aaron Judge, RF Dustin Pedroia, 2B
 Matt Holliday, DH Mitch Moreland, 1B
Starlin Castro, 2B Hanley Ramirez, DH
Didi Gregorius, SS Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
Clint Frazier, LF Brock Holt, 3B
Garrett Cooper, 1B Christian Vazquez, C
Ronald Torreyes, 3B Tzu-Wei Lin, 3B
Tags: Masahiro Tanaka, Boston Red Sox
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 (David Butler II)
(David Butler II)

C.C. Sabathia pitched six scoreless innings, Didi Gregorius hit a homer and scored a run, and the Yankees shut out the Red Sox, 3-0, in the first game of a day/night doubleheader on Sunday at Fenway Park. >> Box score

Tags: CC Sabathia, Didi Gregorius
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Daily News Live: Pineda UCL tear 00:02:40
The Daily News Panel discusses the news of Michael Pineda's torn UCL and what that means for the Yankees rotation in the second half.

The Yankees placed RHP Michael Pineda on the 60-day disabled list and called up three pitchers from Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes-Barre ahead of the team's doubleheader with the Red Sox on Sunday.

Pineda was placed on the DL after suffering a partial tear in his right ulnar collateral ligament.

Bryan Mitchell, Domingo German, and Caleb Smith were recalled from Triple-A, while Ben Heller and Jonathan Holder were optioned to Triple-A. Mitchell has tossed 16 innings for the Yankees this season, posting a 5.06 ERA, while German is returning to the Yankees after making his big-league debut in June.

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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

The Yankees (46-42) will play a day/night doubleheader with the Red Sox (51-40) on Saturday at Fenway Park. The first game will be at 1:05 p.m. and the second game will be at 8:05 p.m.

Yankees Red Sox
Brett Gardner, CF  Mookie Betts, RF
Chase Headley, 3B Xander Bogaerts, SS
Aaron Judge, RF Andrew Benintendi, LF
 Matt Holliday, DH Chris Young, DH
Didi Gregorius, SS Sam Travis, 1B
Clint Frazier, LF Jackie Bradley, CF
Austin Romine, C Deven Marrero 3B,
Ji-Man Choi, 1B Sandy Leon, C
Ronald Torreyes, SS Tzu-Wei Lin, 3B

Who is starting for the Yankees?

C.C. Sabathia (7-3, 3.81 ERA) will make his first start in nearly two weeks after a shaky outing on July fourth. He allowed four runs on three hits in two and 2/3 innings of work in what was his first start back from a hamstring injury.

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Jul 15, 2017; Boston, MA, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius (18) follows through on a RBI single against the Boston Red Sox during the 16th inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports (Winslow Townson)
Jul 15, 2017; Boston, MA, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius (18) follows through on a RBI single against the Boston Red Sox during the 16th inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports (Winslow Townson)

New York's offense was quiet throughout the game, but a strong performance by the pitching staff and clutch at-bats by Matt Holliday and Didi Gregorius helped the Yankees win their first game since returning from the All-Star break. >> Box score

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Jun 27, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (40) throws a pitch against the Chicago White Sox during the sixth inning at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports (Mike Dinovo)
Jun 27, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (40) throws a pitch against the Chicago White Sox during the sixth inning at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports (Mike Dinovo)

The Yankees (45-42) will play game two of their three-game set against the Red Sox (51-39) on Saturday at 4:05 p.m. ET at Fenway Park.

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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)

Yankees pitcher Tyler Clippard has been moved out of his 7th inning role, according to manager Joe Girardi. Girardi will give more chances to Chad Green and Adam Warren.

Clippard, a 10-year veteran, is struggling during the 2016-17 season, as he owns a 5.24 ERA, just one save and a 42/19 K to BB ratio. He has given up three or more runs in three of his last 10 starts.

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Starlin Castro is expected to make one more rehab start in Trenton before returning to the Yankees. (Nick Wass/AP)
Starlin Castro is expected to make one more rehab start in Trenton before returning to the Yankees. (Nick Wass/AP)

Yankees 2B Starlin Castro has been reinstated from the disabled list for Saturday evening's game against the Red Sox.

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Though held the lead for most of the game, Aroldis Chapman blew the save in the ninth as the Yankees dropped their first game since returning from the All-Star break, 5-4, in Boston.>> Box Score


Yankees' starter LHP Jordan Montgomery earned a no-decision, allowing three runs on six hits in four innings pitched. 

The bullpen had its work cut out for them once Montgomery exited. However, they were up for the challenge as they didn't allow a run through four innings.

Tags: Aroldis Chapman, Gary Sanchez, Ronald Torreyes
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New York Yankees starter Jordan Montgomery pitched seven strong innings on Monday night, allowing just one run on five hits. (Paul Beaty/AP)
New York Yankees starter Jordan Montgomery pitched seven strong innings on Monday night, allowing just one run on five hits. (Paul Beaty/AP)

The Yankees (45-41) will begin the second half of the season on the road with a four-game series against the Boston Red Sox (50-39).

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 (Kim Klement)
(Kim Klement)

Yankees 1B Greg Bird has an issue with the os trigonum of his right ankle, GM Brian Cashman told reporters on Friday.

Bird will either receive another cortisone shot or undergo surgery that would require a recovery time of six-to-eight weeks, according to Cashman.

Bird had been taking batting practice and doing drills with Class A Staten Island, reports Chris Cotillo of SB Nation.

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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

The Yankees will call up 1B Garrett Cooper for this weekend's series against the Red Sox in Boston, GM Brian Cashman told reporters Friday.

Cooper was acquired from the Brewers in exchange for LHP Tyler Webb on Thursday and had initially been assigned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

The 26-year-old Cooper, who was drafted in the 16th round of the 2013 MLB Draft by the Brewers, is hitting .366 with 17 home runs and 82 RBI with Triple-A Colorado Springs this season. The 26-year-old has yet to make his big league debut.

Tags: Greg Bird, Milwaukee Brewers
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New York Yankees DH Matt Holliday (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees DH Matt Holliday (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)

Yankees designated hitter Matt Holliday, who has been out since June 24 due to the Epstein-Barr virus, was activated from the DL and in the lineup on Friday night against the Red Sox, GM Brian Cashman told reporters Friday.

"There's a virus called Epstein-Barr virus that I tested positive for,'' Holliday said last week, according to the NY Post. "There are some tests that aren't back yet.''

Holliday was initially uncertain about what was ailing him.

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New York Yankees pitcher Jordan Montgomery prepares to deliver a pitch against the Oakland Athletics in the fifth inning at Oakland Coliseum. (Cary Edmondson/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees pitcher Jordan Montgomery prepares to deliver a pitch against the Oakland Athletics in the fifth inning at Oakland Coliseum. (Cary Edmondson/USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Yankees will open the second half with a four-game road series against the Boston Red Sox by having Jordan Montgomery pitch on Friday and Luis Severino on Saturday.

For Sunday's doubleheader, Bryan Mitchell will pitch Game 1 and Masahiro Tanaka will pitch Game 2.

The Red Sox will send Drew Pomeranz to the mound on Friday, Chris Sale on Saturday, Rick Porcello on Sunday afternoon and David Price on Sunday night

Tags: Bryan Mitchell, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Boston Red Sox
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New York Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro celebrates his two-run home run with designated hitter Matt Holliday in the sixth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. (John E. Sokolowski/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro celebrates his two-run home run with designated hitter Matt Holliday in the sixth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. (John E. Sokolowski/USA TODAY Sports)

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV:

The Yankees return from the All-Star break with seemingly as many questions as they had when the season began. The backbone to current queries leads back to the same theme: Will the Yankees sacrifice their recent roster construction methodology in an effort to make a run at the postseason? Each facet could use reinforcements, but which ones the club will seek to fill are undetermined.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Adam Warren, Aroldis Chapman, CC Sabathia, Dellin Betances, Greg Bird, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Starlin Castro, Tyler Clippard, Chris Carelli
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Starlin Castro is expected to make one more rehab start in Trenton before returning to the Yankees. (Nick Wass/AP)
Starlin Castro is expected to make one more rehab start in Trenton before returning to the Yankees. (Nick Wass/AP)

Yankes second baseman Starlin Castro went 1-for-3 in Double-A Trenton on Thursday, connecting on a single in the fifth inning

Elsewhere, Tim Tebow walks off in St. Lucie, the Knicks make important personnel decisions and the Yankees and Mets start the second half tonight. 

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New York Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro (Caylor Arnold/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro (Caylor Arnold/USA TODAY Sports)

Starlin Castro (strained right hamstring) went 1-for-3 with a single and a strikeout in a rehab start with Double-A Trenton on Thursday. 

Castro was replaced in the seventh inning by a pinch-hitter. He batted second and play second base.

The plan is for Castro to play two rehab games for Trenton before joining the Yankees in Boston on Saturday, reports Don Amore of the Hartford Courant.

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Mar 5, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres (81) triples during the fifth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Mar 5, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres (81) triples during the fifth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

Yankees infield prospect Gleyber Torres is ranked second on Keith Law's Midseason Top 50 Prospects list.

Torres, 20, underwent Tommy John surgery on his left elbow in June. He split time between Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Double-A Trenton before his injury, hitting .287 with seven home runs and 34 RBI in 55 games. He played 23 games at the Triple-A level and 32 games in Double-A.

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 (Chris Humphreys)
(Chris Humphreys)

The Cubs have acquired LHP Jose Quintana in a trade with the White Sox, the teams announced Wednesday. 

In the deal, the White Sox picked up OF Eloy Jimenez, RHP Dylan Cease, and infielders Matt Rose and Bryant Flete. Jimenez is MLB.com's No. 8 overall prospect.

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Bryce Harper isn't a big fan of New York, finds the city too 'hectic.' (Alex Brandon)
Bryce Harper isn't a big fan of New York, finds the city too 'hectic.' (Alex Brandon)

Bryce Harper says that New York is too hectic of a city for him

Elsewhere, the Nets are interested in JaMychal Green, the Knicks are close to trading Carmelo Anthony and Amed Rosario went 0-for-4 in the Triple-A All-Star Game 

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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

In a panel run by the New York Post, Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia said he would not mind Major League Baseball using a pitch clock during games. 

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