Player News - Yankees

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Aaron Judge homered and drew a walk Tuesday as the American League topped the National League in the All-Star Game.

Judge's solo shot in the top of the second inning off Nationals starter Max Scherzer kicked off a big night of scoring for both sides. 10 total home runs were hit, a new record for an All-Star Game. Judge heads into the second half with an excellent .937 OPS, 25 home runs, and 60 RBI in 93 regular-season games.
Jul 18 - 12:18 AM

Gleyber Torres (hip) hopes to be activated from the disabled list on July 23.

Torres ran the bases on Monday and said afterward that "I think I’m ready right now." However, Torres will first have a short rehab assignment with High-A Tampa over the weekend. He'll then rejoin the Yankees in a week for the start of their series against the Rays, assuming all goes well. Torres has been sidelined for nearly two weeks with a right hip strain.
Jul 16 - 5:21 PM

Yankees optioned OF Clint Frazier to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

The Yankees got him a few at-bats at the big league level this time around, perhaps as a showcase for a potential trade, but he'll continue to play everyday at Triple-A for the time being. Unable to crack the Yankees' crowded outfield, Frazier's fantasy stock would take a major leap forward if he is indeed dealt before the trade deadline.
Jul 15 - 4:38 PM

Masahiro Tanaka allowed just two runs over 6 1/3 frames but settled for a no-decision in the Yankees' loss to the Indians on Sunday.

Tanaka served up a two-run shot to Edwin Encarnacion in the fourth inning, extending his streak of starts allowing a homer to eight and pushing his total on the year to 18 dingers given up across 83 1/3 innings. However, those were the only runs he gave up in this one and he threw just 77 pitches over his 6 1/3 frames. Tanaka looks like a decent buy-low candidate for the second half, but he has to get his home run issues under control.
Jul 15 - 4:25 PM

Neil Walker belted a solo home run Sunday against the Indians.

The longball Walker belted off of Trevor Bauer in the fourth inning was the first home run the right-hander allowed in 58 1/3 frames and the first dinger Walker hit since May 23. Walker has picked it up a little of late while filling in at second base for Gleyber Torres, going 6-for-20 (.300) over his last six games.
Jul 15 - 4:11 PM

Gleyber Torres (hip) took batting practice Sunday.

Torres is continuing his rehab progression from a right hip strain and is slated to play in rehab games at High-A Tampa in a few days. He could rejoin the Yankees for the start of the second half next weekend.
Jul 15 - 11:39 AM

Didi Gregorius went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Indians.

After Brett Gardner and Aaron Judge reached to open the first inning, Gregorius cracked a three-run home run off Mike Clevinger to give CC Sabathia a nice little early cushion. The shortstop is batting to a season-long .267/.327/.477 triple-slash with 17 home runs, 52 RBI and 10 steals in 89 games played. With three more long balls, he'll have made it three consecutive seasons of at least 20 taters.
Jul 14 - 11:11 PM

Aroldis Chapman earned his 26th save of the season via a scoreless ninth inning in Saturday's win over the Indians.

Chapman came on looking to put away a 5-4 victory for his crew. Francisco Mejia drew a one-out walk to make things at least somewhat interesting, but the hard-throwing closer did not allow the game to devolve, striking out Yonder Alonso and inducing a pop-out from Rajai Davis (these two have a history, if you'll recall) to end the game. The lefty reliever has been fantastic this season, having pitched to a 1.35 ERA, 0.85 WHIP and 68/16 K/BB ratio in 40 innings. He's 26-of-27 in save chances, too. Of note, Chapman has decided that he will not take part in the All-Star Game on Tuesday, as he's been dealing with a nagging bout of left knee tendinitis this year.
Jul 14 - 11:07 PM

CC Sabathia allowed four runs on four hits over 5 2/3 innings while taking a no-decision in Saturday's win over the Indians.

Sabathia gave up solitary runs in the first and third innings, but the sixth proved to be the truly problematic frame for the veteran southpaw. The Yankees held a 4-2 lead entering the bottom of the inning, but with runners standing on second and third and two men down, Brandon Guyer came through with a two-run infield single which included somewhat sloppy throws from Miguel Andujar (to first) and Greg Bird (to home). Sabathia finished his evening having struck out a modest two while issuing two walks. He heads into the All-Star break the owner of a 3.51 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 77/29 K/BB ratio in 18 starts covering an even 100 innings. If the season ended today, his current earned-run mark would be his lowest since 2012.
Jul 14 - 10:46 PM

Gleyber Torres (hip) will continue his rehabilitation while at the All-Star Game early next week before flying to Tampa to play in rehab games.

The Yankees will be in Tampa to play the Rays July 23-25, and the team hopes he'll be ready so he can just rejoin them at that time. He's been out since July 4 with a right hip strain. The phenom was hitting .294/.350/.555 with 15 homers in 63 games prior to the injury.
Jul 14 - 7:21 PM

Gary Sanchez (groin) will begin a rehab assignment Sunday with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone alluded to that possibility earlier in the week, and now it's set. Sanchez only hit the disabled list on June 25 with a Grade 1 groin strain, so this would represent a return ahead of schedule assuming the rehab assignment is relatively short. With a few days off for the All-Star break, Sanchez may only miss a handful more games before rejoining the Yankees in the season's second half.

George King III of the New York Post reports that the Tigers are interested in both Clint Frazier and Tyler Wade.

The Yankees seem to be the most fervent suitor for Michael Fulmer and there appears to be a match between the two clubs. For the Tigers, dealing from a position of strength to acquire a couple of nice position player prospects would certainly speed up their rebuild effort.
Jul 14 - 2:03 PM

Domingo German surrendered six runs over four-plus innings in Friday’s loss to the Indians.

German’s early-inning struggles continued, as he gave up one run in the first inning and three more in the second. He was later pulled after giving up back-to-back hits to begin the fifth, including an RBI triple to Jose Ramirez. German struck out six and walked four in the loss and now owns a 5.49 ERA through 12 starts and six relief appearances this season. He misses plenty of bats, but at this point he’s too inconsistent to trust in mixed fantasy leagues.
Jul 13 - 11:13 PM

Giancarlo Stanton went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in Friday’s loss to the Indians.

He brought the Yankees within one run with a leadoff blast off Cody Allen in the ninth inning, but the comeback ultimately fell short. Stanton is now up to 23 homers on the year and has been legitimately locked in over the past few weeks. He’s hitting .372 with five homers and 13 RBI over his last 19 games. His first half has been fine on the whole, but it would be no surprise to see him take things to another level the rest of the way.
Jul 13 - 11:11 PM

Jacoby Ellsbury (hip) has still yet to resume baseball activities.

Ellsbury has been out all season with myriad ailments, but it appears that a hip injury is what's still keeping him out. The Yankees aren't counting on him this year.
Jul 13 - 5:16 PM


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