In light of the megadeals recently given to closers Aroldis Chapman and Kenley Jansen, how much would Mariano Rivera be worth today?
In light of the megadeals recently given to closers Aroldis Chapman and Kenley Jansen, how much would Mariano Rivera be worth today?
Aaron Judge hit his 31st home run and CC Sabathia allowed one run over five innings in the Yankees' 5-1 win against the Mariners on Friday night in Seattle. >> Box Score
After allowing a first-inning run, Sabathia settled in to quiet the Mariners' offense for the remainder of his outing to earn his ninth win of the year.
Judge hit a blast to left field in the fifth inning to drive in Brett Gardner and Gary Sanchez. He would finish with four RBIs on the night.
Tags: Aaron Judge, CC Sabathia
The Yankees are in talks with the Athletics about a potential trade for RHP Sonny Gray, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag sports, who says it's the Yankees' primary focus at the moment.
The Athletics have "named their price" for Gray to the Yankees, but a deal is not yet close, according to Heyman.
Heyman notes that the Yankees may also have interest in Rangers RHP Yu Darvish, who is reportedly available.
The Yankees will not let recently-acquired Todd Frazier wear No. 21.
Frazier, who had planned to ask former-Yankee Paul O'Neill if he could wear the number, was told by Yankees clubhouse manager Rob Cucuzza that the number wasn't available.
"I talked to some guys and 29 it is,'' Frazier said, according to the NY Post. "It's a great number , but it doesn't bother me.''
O'Neill wore No. 21 with the Yankees from 1993 until 2001, which was his last season before retiring.
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.
Notes: Top-30 prospect rankings (via MLBPipeline.com) are club based with overall MLB ranks, if applicable, in parenthesis. Prospects currently in the major leagues will not be covered here. Team records and statistics are through games played July 20, 2017, unless otherwise noted.
Tags: James Kaprielian, Jorge Mateo, Chris Carelli
Despite acquiring Todd Frazier and moving Chase Headley to first base, the Yankees remain open to acquiring a first baseman, reports Mark Feinsand of MLB.com.
The Yankees, who were scouting the Mets on Monday night at Citi Field earlier this week, reached out to the Mets shortly after to express interest in 1B Lucas Duda earlier this week, reports Mark Feinsand of MLB.com.
Duda, 31, is hitting .246 with a .352 OBP and .552 SLG with 17 home runs in 69 games this season.
He is eligible for free agency after the season.
Tags: Chase Headley, Lucas Duda
New York Yankees RHP Luis Severino outdueled Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez by striking out six batters in seven scoreless innings in Thursday's 4-1 win at Safeco Field.
A start after going toe-to-toe with Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale, Severino earned a win for the first time since June 10. While he scattered eight hits, the Mariners went 2-for-14 with runners in scoring position and left 12 runners on base.
"I know it's going to be tough every time I face a guy like Felix," Severino said, according to Newsday's Erik Boland. "I just try to bring my 'A' stuff."
A year after going 3-8 with a 5.83 ERA in 22 games (11 starts), Severino is now tied with Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer for the second most starts (seven) of at least seven innings and one or fewer runs allowed. The Los Angeles Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw leads the majors with 10.
Tags: Luis Severino, Seattle Mariners
New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman said rookie outfielder Clint Frazier will likely be optioned to the minors once outfielder Aaron Hicks returns from the disabled list.
Hicks had a .290/.398/.515 batting line, all career-bests, with 10 home runs and 37 RBIs in 60 games before he went on the DL on June 25 with a right oblique injury. While he was initially expected to miss three to four weeks, Cashman said he is not near a return.
"Hicks isn't doing anything yet," Cashman said, according to the New York Post's George A. King III, "so [optioning Frazier to the minors] is down the road."
Tags: Aaron Hicks, Clint Frazier
Luis Severino struck out six batters over seven scoreless innings as the Yankees downed the Mariners, 4-1, on Thursday.
Elsewhere, the Mets walk off against the Cardinals, the Jets signed their first-round pick and O.J. Simpson is granted parole.
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.
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.
Tags: Luis Severino
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."
Tags: Dellin Betances
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.
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."
Tags: Chase Headley
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
|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|
Tags: Minnesota Twins
The Yankees have acquired third baseman Todd Frazier, closer David Robertson, and pitcher Tommy Kahnle from the White Sox in exchange for Tyler Clippard, Ian 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."
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.
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
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.
Tags: Minnesota Twins
The Yankees have reached out to the Mets to express interest in 1B Lucas Duda and closer Addison Reed, reports 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
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.
Tags: Aaron Judge
Yankees first baseman Greg Bird underwent surgery on his right ankle on Tuesday morning and released a statement through his agent afterwards.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Tags: Michael Pineda
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.
Tags: Aaron Judge
The Yankees have contacted the A's about pitcher Sonny Gray, reports 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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
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.
Tags: Michael Pineda
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.
|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.
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.
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.
Tags: Tyler Clippard
Yankees 2B Starlin Castro has been reinstated from the disabled list for Saturday evening's game against the Red Sox.
Tags: Starlin Castro
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.
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).
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.
Tags: Greg Bird
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.