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Sat. Apr 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Robertson faced five batters in a rehabilitation outing on Saturday according to the New York Dailey News' Mark Feinsand .
Impact: Robertson struck out one, allowed a single and threw 12 of his 16 pitches for strikes. Robertson is expected to rejoin the Yankees' as their closer on Tuesday.
Sat. Apr 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Daley was recalled from AAA on Friday, according to Newsday's Erik Boland.
Impact: Daley will provide the Yankees with a fresh arm in their bullpen but his stay could be a short one as the Yankees will need to send a player back down to AAA once they activate Mark Teixeira on Sunday.
Sat. Apr 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Cabral was designated for assignment after the game Friday, according to ESPN.
Impact: Cabral imploded during the eighth inning versus the Rays on Friday hitting three batters and allowing three runs. Cabral was thrown out of the game forcing manager Joe Girardi to use his closer in a blowout, something that certainly didn't endear Cabral to the Yankees brass. The Yankees now have 10 days to trade or release him.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ellsbury was 2-for-5 with a run scored and a stolen base in a losing effort against the Rays on Friday night.
Impact: He now has eight steals on the season, and hitting in the three hole his RBI chances should come more often if the hitters ahead of him can get on base. He's hitting a robust .367, and when healthy, remains one of the premier outfielders in the game.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Phelps (undisclosed) was removed from Friday's game at Tampa Bay after taking a line drive off his body, Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports.
Impact: Phelps spelled starter Hiroki Kuroda in the sixth inning and pitched into the seventh, before the liner knocked him from the game. The severity of the injury is unknown, but if Phelps is at all unavailable, Matt Thornton and Adam Warren will likely pick up their workloads in the short term.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | STATS
News: McCann had two hits, including a solo homer, and drove in a pair of runs in a 10-2 rout of Tampa Bay on Thursday night.
Impact: The New York Yankees catcher is 6 for 16 (.375) with three homers and five RBIs in his last four games. He's batting .226 with eight RBIs this season.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | STATS
News: Roberts finished a home run shy of the cycle and drove in two runs in a 10-2 rout of Tampa Bay on Thursday night.
Impact: Roberts was batting .129 (4 for 31) in his first 11 games.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | STATS
News: Solarte finished a triple shy of the cycle and drove in two runs on his first career homer in a 10-2 rout of Tampa Bay on Thursday night.
Impact: The New York Yankees rookie has raised his average to .373 by going 7 for 16 (.438) in his last five games.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | STATS
News: Soriano had a season-high three hits, including a solo homer, in a 10-2 win over Tampa Bay on Thursday night.
Impact: Soriano, batting .259, is 15 for 42 (.357) with four homers in his last 11 games.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | STATS
News: Beltran was out of Friday night's starting lineup against Tampa Bay due to left shoulder and right wrist soreness. He flipped over the short wall down the right field line while chasing Desmond Jennings' foul ball in Thursday night's 10-2 win over the Rays. Beltran finished the game and had an MRI of the shoulder and wrist.
Impact: "Everything came back fine," Beltran said. "Nothing is broken. Just sore." Yankees manager Joe Girardi hasn't ruled out Beltran returning Saturday night.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | STATS
News: Ellsbury had two hits, scored two runs and drove in two in a 10-2 win over Tampa Bay on Thursday.
Impact: The New York Yankees outfielder is batting .417 (20 for 48) with five doubles, seven runs and six RBIs in his last 13 games.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | STATS
News: Sabathia pitched seven innings for a rare win at Tropicana Field, leading the New York Yankees past David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays 10-2 on Thursday night in a matchup of former AL Cy Young Award winners.
Impact: Sabathia (2-2) allowed two runs and seven hits, improving to 2-7 with a 4.44 ERA in his 12 starts at Tropicana Field since joining the Yankees in 2009. He lowered his season ERA to 5.19.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ryan (back) had some at-bats Friday in a simulated game, according to Newsday's Erik Boland.
Impact: This is a step in the right direction for Ryan, who could be back with the Yanks late this month should he prove himself to be healthy.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Nuno is the favorite to start in the Yankees' series finale Sunday at Tampa Bay, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Manager Joe Girardi seems intent in sending out Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, and CC Sabathia in next week's showdown in Boston, leaving a spot nod there for the taking. Since losing out on the No. 5 spot in the rotation out of spring training, Nuno has made three appearances, the last a bombardment by the Orioles (seven earned runs on eight hits and two walks, while striking out two in 3.1 innings) on Apr. 8.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Beltran had MRIs performed on both his left shoulder and right wrist Friday, which were returned negative, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Impact: After taking a tumble over a padded wall down the right field line Thursday in Tampa Bay, Beltran's immediate availability was placed in question. Luckily, he's avoided any significant injury, but Friday's rest day could very well turn into a weekend respite. In the meantime, Ichiro Suzuki is covering right field and batting ninth in the order.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Roberts is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Rays.
Impact: Roberts went 3-for-5 Thursday in his first game since last Saturday, but manager Joe Girardi apparently wants to ease him back into everyday action. Yangervis Solarte will start at second base for the Yankees on Friday night.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Beltran (shoulder) is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Rays.
Impact: Beltran suffered a couple minor injuries on a tumble over a wall during Thursday's game, so manager Joe Girardi decided to give him a day off to rest. Ichiro Suzuki will get the start in right field in Beltran's place.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Teixeira (hamstring) played in an extended spring training game Friday, and emerged free of setbacks, the New York Post reports. "I couldn't be happier with how it's progressing," Teixeria stated afterwards.
Impact: Teixeira played in the field for the outing, and went 1-for-5 at the plate with a single and a strikeout. He was able to make solid contact Friday, grounding out, lining out and flying out in the remainder of his at-bats. He's now played in extended spring games on back-to-back days, and it appears his hamstring has been responding well to the extra work. If all goes as planned, Tex should make his return to the Yankees' lineup Sunday.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Beltran is unsure if he'll play Friday against the Rays after tumbling over a Tropicana Field wall Thursday night, the Star-Ledger reports.
Impact: A nasty spill over a padded wall just right of the foul line Thursday left Beltran with a sore left shoulder and right wrist. The 36-year-old popped up but was subbed out in the bottom of the eighth inning, and it sounds like he may need a day to let the soreness subside. If so, Ichiro Suzuki will likely get the start in right field.
Thu. Apr 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gardner is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Rays.
Impact: Gardner has five hits over his last four games, but he is just 2-for-14 in his career against Rays starter David Price, so he will be held out Thursday. Ichiro Suzuki will get the start in left field in Gardner's place.
Thu. Apr 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Johnson is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Rays.
Impact: Johnson got a rare start against a lefty Wednesday night, but since he is just 3-for-17 (.176) against Rays starter David Price, he will not be part of Thursday's lineup. Scott Sizemore will start at first base for the Yankees on Thursday.
Thu. Apr 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Roberts (back) is in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Rays.
Impact: Roberts sat out the Yankees' last three games with the sore back, but he will return to action Thursday night. Roberts will play second base and bat eighth against Rays starter David Price.
Thu. Apr 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Solarte went 3-for-5 with the first home run of his career in Thursday's win at Tampa Bay. He also doubled and drove in two runs.
Impact: Solarte has been on a tear in the early part of the season, and has been seeing regular playing time at second base and third. Enjoy his hot streak while it lasts, as he's likely to come crashing back to earth at some point soon.
Thu. Apr 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Sabathia had his best start of the season Thursday, allowing two runs -- one earned -- and seven hits over seven innings. He struck out six to earn his second win of the year.
Impact: Sabathia cruised through the first six innings, giving up just an unearned run. He's been trending in the right direction as of late, making him much more trustworthy moving forward.
Thu. Apr 17, 2014 | STATS
News: Pineda won again for the Yanks.
Impact: Pineda pitched six innings of four-hit ball as the New York Yankees beat the Chicago Cubs 2-0 on a bitterly cold Wednesday night to complete its first doubleheader shutout sweep since 1987.
Thu. Apr 17, 2014 | STATS
News: Beltran is surging for the Yanks.
Impact: Beltran is 8 for 15 with three homers in a four-game win streak.
Thu. Apr 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Solarte drew three walks in Wednesday's doubleheader sweep of the Cubs.
Impact: While to the naked eye this may seem insignificant, Solarte now sits fifth in the American League in on-base percentage. Being tied for fourth in the league for average doesn't exactly hurt either. Hopefully Solarte's power will come around, as he's yet to hit a home run, but chances are that neither the Yankees nor his fantasy owners are complaining.
Thu. Apr 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Beltran went 3-for-7 with a solo home run in Wednesday's double header sweep of the Cubs.
Impact: Beltran has his average up to .327 and has smacked four home runs while driving in nine. He'll continue to be a force in the middle of the Yankees' lineup as long as he can stay healthy.
Thu. Apr 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Robertson (groin) threw 25 pitches during a bullpen session Thursday, Sweeny Murti of WFAN New York reports.
Impact: Robertson felt good during and after Thursday's outing, so his return is not far off now: Robertson is planning to pitch in a minor league game Saturday and return to the Yankees on Tuesday. Expect him to resume his role as the Yankees' closer once he's activated.
Thu. Apr 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Teixeira (hamstring) played three innings of an extended spring training game Thursday, George A. King of the New York Post reports. After experiencing no trouble, Teixeira stated, "I'll be ready to play Sunday and disappointed if I don't."
Impact: Teixeira first showcased his progress when taking batting practice Sunday, and all signs are pointing to the slugger being ahead of schedule in his rehab from a strained hamstring. The Yankees' brass has yet to comment to confirm his statement, but it's now looking as though this Sunday is the more likely return date, rather than the initial prediction of May 1.
Thu. Apr 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: PIneda improved to 2-1 on the year Wednesday against the Cubs, pitching six scoreless innings and striking out three.
Impact: Pineda gave up just four hits and walked one in another dominant outing. He was taken out after just 89 pitches (57 strikes), but it's most likely the Yankees just playing it safe. With an ERA of 1.00, he'll head to Boston to face the Red Sox in his next start.
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | STATS
News: Tanaka dominated again in Wednesday's 3-0 win over the Cubs.
Impact: Tanaka struck out 10 and allowed two bunt hits in eight sparkling innings. You know what you are going to get in fantasy play with the Yankees newcomer - lots of strikeouts and a great effort. He has taken the majors by storm, there is simply no doubt about that.
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Roberts (back) is not in the lineup for Game 2 of the doubleheader versus the Cubs, according to ESPN's Andrew Marchand.
Impact: Roberts also missed Game 1 with what they are calling a strained lower back. He is considered to be day to day but the Yankees next travel to Tampa Bay and their artificial turf field, a surface that isn't exactly good for a bad back.
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Roberts (back) is not in the lineup for Game 2 of the doubleheader versus the Cubs, according to ESPN's Andrew Marchand.
Impact: Roberts also missed Game 1 with what they are calling a strained lower back. He is considered to be day to day but the Yankees next travel to Tampa Bay and their artificial turf field, a surface that isn't exactly good for a bad back.
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Tanaka improved to 2-0 Wednesday as he dominated the Cubs over eight scoreless innings.
Impact: He gave up just two hits and struck out 10. The highly touted import now has an astounding 28:2 K:BB ratio through his first three starts. He'll face Boston on the road in his next start.
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McCann is not in the lineup for the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Cubs, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Rather than deploy McCann as a designated hitter in Game 2, after he caught Game 1, manager Joe Girardi will hold him out of the lineup entirely. McCann was hit in the finger by a deflected pitch Sunday, but X-rays were negative and it looks it's already a non-issue.
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ellsbury is not in the lineup for the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Cubs, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Ellsbury doubled and stole a base, his seventh of the season, in Game 1, but will sit out the second game as Brett Gardner moves over to center field. It makes sense, as Ellsbury has started 11 straight games and the team likely doesn't want to push its luck with his health.
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jeter (quadriceps) is in the lineup for the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Cubs, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Quad tightness has kept Jeter out since last Friday, but he'll return to his usual spots -- shortstop and the two-hole in the batting order -- to face left-hander Travis Wood in Game 2. Jeter has never faced Wood, but has hit .338/.408/.502 against southpaws in his career.
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Though he will not play in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader, it looks like Jeter will be back in action for the nightcap against the Cubs, Jack Curry of YES Network reports.
Impact: It appears manager Joe Girardi simply wanted to play matchups, as Jeter will sit with right-hander Jason Hammel on the mound for Game 1, but draw back in for Game 2 with lefty Travis Wood starting for the Cubs. There's been no word as of yet whether he'll start at shortstop or serve as the team's DH for the second game.
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Robertson (groin) is scheduled to throw off a mound Thursday, Sweeny Murti of Sportsradio 66 WFAN reports.
Impact: It still looks as though Robertson is on track to be activated when eligible to return from the 15-day DL, assuming he endures no complications while throwing over the next few days. Despite Shawn Kelley's strong work at the back end of the bullpen in his stead, Robertson should easily reclaim the closer's gig once healthy.
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Roberts has been diagnosed with a lower back strain, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.
Impact: Roberts received medication and suggested that he's feeling better and could play Wednesday if needed. While Roberts is not in the Game 1 lineup for the doubleheader with the Cubs, manager Joe Girardi could turn to him for the nightcap if he feels comfortable with the second baseman's health.
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Roberts (back) will sit out Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader with the Cubs, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.
Impact: It's the third consecutive game Roberts will miss, with Yangervis Solarte picking up another start at second base in his stead. The Yankees' plan to open the season with a starting infield of four players 32 years and older has predictably backfired, as Mark Teixeira (hamstring) is on the DL while Roberts and Derek Jeter (quadriceps) have already missed several contests.
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jeter (quadriceps) remains out of the lineup for Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader with the Cubs, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.
Impact: Tuesday's rainout apparently didn't provide enough extra time for Jeter to shake off the injury, as he'll miss his fourth straight game with the ailment. He's been productive when he's played so far this season with 10 hits and four walks in 41 plate appearances, but health concerns may dog the 39-year-old for the rest of his final season in pinstripes.
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McCann (hand) is in the lineup for Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader with the Cubs, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.
Impact: McCann appears to have benefited from Tuesday's rainout, as the extra day of rest will not force him to miss any game action after he dealt with some finger soreness following Sunday's game against the Red Sox. He'll start at catcher in Game 1, but would likely be relegated to DH duty in the nightcap, if manager Joe Girardi chooses to use him in the lineup.
Tue. Apr 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pineda will start Game 2 of the doubleheader against the Cubs on Wednesday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Masahiro Tanaka will handle Game 1 with his scheduled start Tuesday night getting postoned, while Pineda is simply taking the ball as scheduled on regular rest Wednesday night.
Tue. Apr 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Tanaka will start Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Cubs, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Michael Pineda will follow Tanaka in the nightcap, but the implications here are that the Yankees will need to find a spot starter for Sunday's game in Tampa Bay as a result of Tuesday's postponement.
Tue. Apr 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Tanaka will not make his scheduled start against the Cubs on Tuesday due to the postponement of Tuesday's game.
Impact: Tuesday's game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Wednesday. It's not clear which game he will get, but Tanaka will almost certainly start one of the two contests. Those in leagues with daily changes should simply be able to push Tanaka back a day, but the rainout will push his next start to Monday, costing him two-start status this week in leagues that use weekly lineups.
Tue. Apr 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Yankees signed Sizemore to a major league contract Tuesday and subsequently selected him from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports.
Impact: Sizemore got off to a hot start with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, going 11-for-32 (.344) over his first 10 games. He was brought up to provide some infield depth for the Yankees and will see action at second and third base, primarily against left-handers.
Tue. Apr 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Yankees called up Murphy from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports.
Impact: Murphy was brought up to take the roster spot of Franciso Cervelli (hamstring), who landed on the 60-day disabled list. Murphy will take over the backup catcher duties behind Brian McCann, though he could see action right away if McCann misses any time with the hand injury is dealing with.
Tue. Apr 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Yankees placed Cervelli (hamstring) on the 60-day disabled list Tuesday, Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports.
Impact: The extent of Cervelli's injury is not certain, but his placement on the 60-day disabled list indicates he will need several weeks to recover and rehab. John Ryan Murphy was called up to take Cervelli's place on the roster.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McCann underwent X-rays on his right hand Sunday, which were returned negative, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Impact: McCann sustained the injury Sunday against the Red Sox, when a hit-by-pitch deflected off A.J. Pierzynski and hit the Yankees' catcher while in the crouch. Although there seems to be little worry regarding McCann's health, the fact that Francisco Cervelli has landed on the DL due to a Grade 2 right hamstring strain will result in a callup to bolster the catching ranks in New York.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Cervelli will land on the disabled list due to his strained right hamstring, Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports.
Impact: After falling to the ground while attempting to run out his own groundball Sunday versus the Red Sox, Cervelli's recovery is slated to last at least a month. The Yankees will almost certainly call up a catcher in the near future to back up starter Brian McCann, who is dealing with a finger injury of his own.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | STATS
News: Beltran was 3 for 4 with his third homer in five games Sunday against the Red Sox.
Impact: Beltran is hitting .423 with six RBIs over his last seven games.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | STATS
News: Nova had his best start of the young season Sunday against Boston, allowing two runs and eight hits over 7 1-3 innings.
Impact: Nova's ERA fell but only to a still-ugly 5.94 after he gave up seven runs in 3 2-3 innings in his previous start.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | STATS
News: Cervelli will be put on the disabled list before Tuesday's game against the Chicago Cubs, a move that will be retroactive to Monday.
Impact: Cervelli, playing at first base because of injuries to others, left in the fourth inning of a 3-2 win over Boston on Sunday after getting hurt running to first. While originally called out, Cervelli was ruled safe after a video review - giving New York its third run of the game. Cervelli had an MRI that showed a grade 2 right hamstring strain.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | STATS
News: The Yankees says X-rays on the right hand of catcher Brian McCann were negative.
Impact: David Phelps hit A.J. Pierzynski with a pitch in the eighth inning of New York's 3-2 win over Boston on Sunday night, and the ball deflected off McCann's right index finger. McCann stayed in the game.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Teixeira (hamstring) took batting practice Sunday before the Yankees' win over the Red Sox. "He is hitting on the field today, which is, to me, a really good sign," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "He did some light jogging on the field yesterday, which is good. I don't imagine it will be a whole lot longer, as long as he continues to progress running."
Impact: Teixeira could return as early as April 20, and he's getting closer to that date than his originally-projected May 1 return date.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kelley picked up the save Sunday night against the Red Sox, throwing a perfect inning with two strikeouts.
Impact: After getting the loss earlier in the week against the Orioles, Kelley rallied to pick up two saves over the weekend. It'll be a short tenure most likely for Kelley, but at least he has some short-term stability in the role.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Nova bounced back from two bad outings to begin the season Sunday night, holding the Red Sox to two runs on eight hits over 7.1 innings.
Impact: Nova didn't miss a ton of bats (four strikeouts), but also didn't walk anyone. His next start comes on the road against the Rays.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Romine could get called back up again if Francisco Cervelli needs to go on the DL due to his hamstring injury.
Impact: Romine wouldn't likely get the same run of playing time at first base as Cervelli did, filling in for the injured Mark Teixeira, but would rather get standard backup catcher playing time.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Cervelli (hamstring) is likely headed for the DL after getting hurt Sunday night.
Impact: Cervelli was sent for an MRI on Sunday night. Austin Romine, who has been up for a small stretch already this season, will likely get the call again from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McCann will have an X-ray on his finger Monday, according to ESPN's Andrew Marchand.
Impact: McCann was hit by a deflection off of A.J. Pierzynski when the latter was hit by a pitch. He stayed in the game and doesn't believe he will miss any time. Yankees fans and McCann owners will hold their breath however until the results are in.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The MRI results on Roberts' back came back negative, according to Newsday's David Lennon.
Impact: Roberts complained of lower back pain prior to Sunday's game, so the Yankees were just covering their bases with the MRI. The Yankees are off Monday and hope to have Roberts back in the lineup when they square off against the Cubs on Tuesday, but of course that may be wishful thinking when it comes to the oft-injured Roberts.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Roberts is dealing with a back issue, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: GM Brian Cashman indicated that the severity of the injury has yet to be determined, but if the oft-injured Roberts is forced to miss time beyond Sunday's game against the Red Sox, Yangervis Solarte, Dean Anna and Kelly Johnson are all able to play second base.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Beltran replaced Francisco Cervelli at first base during the fifth inning Sunday night. He also homered against lefty Felix Doubront after beginning the night 1-for-11 against lefties to start the season.
Impact: Cervelli had to leave the game after injuring his hamstring and with Derek Jeter out due to a quad injury and Brian Roberts out with a back injury, the Yankees were forced to move some players around. In leagues that only require one game at a position for a player to be eligible there, this could be a small boost for Beltran, but you were more than likely starting him anyway.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Cervelli left Sunday night's game against the Red Sox in the bottom of the fourth inning due to a hamstring injury, according to manager Joe Girardi on the game broadcast.
Impact: It did not look like a minor variety, as Cervelli grabbed at his leg while running to first and immediately fell to the ground in pain. In the near term, the Yankees will keep their fingers crossed Brian McCann doesn't get hurt, as that would mean Dean Anna would be tossed into an emergency catching situation. Carlos Beltran has taken over for Cervelli at first. If there's a silver lining here, Cervelli was safe at first on the play (after replay) and received an RBI.
Sun. Apr 13, 2014 | STATS
News: Jeter is out of the New York Yankees' lineup for the second consecutive day after feeling tightness in his right quadriceps.
Impact: Yankees manager Joe Girardi says Jeter's quad got a little tight Friday night, but the 39-year-old shortstop finished the game. He received a scheduled day off Saturday and the original plan was to play him Sunday night against Boston. Girardi, however, says he changed his mind Saturday and decided to rest Jeter again to give the captain three days off in a row.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jeter is out of Sunday's lineup with a tight quadriceps, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.
Impact: Manager Joe Girardi was questioned about his decision to sit Jeter on Saturday, but he didn't cite an injury as the reason. The veteran shortstop is day-to-day, and following Monday's off day, could be back in the lineup as early as Tuesday when the Cubs come to town.
Sun. Apr 13, 2014 | STATS
News: Johnson was 2 for 4 with a homer as the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 Saturday.
Impact: Johnson has come out swinging with a .999 OPS.
Sun. Apr 13, 2014 | STATS
News: Kuroda got the win as the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 Saturday.
Impact: Kuroda pitched into the seventh, allowing four runs and striking out five.
Sun. Apr 13, 2014 | STATS
News: Soriano was 2 for 4 with a homer as the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 Saturday.
Impact: Soriano has three HRs in his last five games.
Sun. Apr 13, 2014 | STATS
News: Beltran was 2 for 4 with a homer as the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 Saturday.
Impact: Beltran also struck out twice and has fanned 10 times so far.
Sun. Apr 13, 2014 | STATS
News: McCann put an emphatic end to his season-opening slump, hitting his first two home runs for the New York Yankees to help beat John Lackey and the Boston Red Sox 7-4 Saturday.
Impact: McCann entered with a pathetic .346 OPS so maybe he can turn his miserable April around.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jeter is not in the Yankees' lineup again on Sunday, Buster Olney of ESPN reports.
Impact: Jeter didn't start Saturday either with Dean Anna in his place. There is nothing to suggest that the veteran shortstop is injured, so the fact that he's out of the lineup on back-to-back days is kind of puzzling.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | STATS
News: Sabathia was shaky in Friday's loss to Boston, yielding four runs and six hits over seven innings, though he struck out nine.
Impact: All four runs allowed came on home runs from Grady Sizemore and Jonny Gomes. He's allowed five home runs over 19 innings in three starts thus far.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Soriano went 2-for-4 with a home run in Saturday's 7-4 win over the Red Sox.
Impact: Soriano seems to be locked in at the moment, as he's hit three homers in his last five games and recorded multiple hits in four of his last six. He can be streaky, but those in deeper rotisserie leagues will likely just want to take a set-it-and-forget-it approach in regard to playing Soriano.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Beltran went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, two RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's 7-4 win over the Red Sox.
Impact: Beltran's first-inning home run was the first of four given up by John Lackey. The 36-year-old Beltran still isn't showing any real signs of slowing down at the dish.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McCann hit his first two home runs of the season in Saturday's 7-4 win over the Red Sox.
Impact: Coming into Saturday's game, McCann was batting just .162 and had yet to record an extra-base hit, but the 30-year-old broke out with a pair of homers off John Lackey. It's a step in the right direction, and despite the slow start, a seventh straight 20-plus homer season seems inevitable.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kuroda gave up four runs on six hits and three walks, while striking out five over 6.1 innings, in Saturday's 7-4 win over the Red Sox.
Impact: After two straight quality start to begin the year, Kuroda wasn't quite as sharp Saturday, but he was at least better than John Lackey. Kuroda issued three or more walks just four times in 32 starts last season, so the slight control issues he experienced Saturday are rare.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Teixeira (hamstring) said he expects to return from the DL next Sunday, Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com reports.
Impact: Take Teixeira's optimism with the usual grain of salt, as he's still in the initial stages of his recovery from a Grade 1 hamstring strain, and it's likely too early to tell whether he'll be ready by Apr. 20. Manager Joe Girardi just said Friday that Teixeira could return by May 1, but the 34-year-old seems to think he'll spend the minimum 15 days on the DL.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Anna will start at shortstop and bat ninth for the Yankees on Saturday, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.
Impact: It's Anna's second start in the last three games, which is interesting. He shouldn't be in line for too many at-bats, but given the age of the Yankees' infield, he's worth looking at in certain leagues.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jeter isn't in the Yankees' starting lineup Saturday against the Red Sox, according to Joel Sherman of the NY Post.
Impact: With a day game following a night game, this is just a routine day off for Jeter, as the Yankees try to keep the 39-year-old shortstop healthy for the season. Dean Anna will get the start at short in Jeter's absence.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gardner is not in the lineup Friday against the Red Sox, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.
Impact: Gardner is just 2-for-12 in his career against Boston's Jon Lester and will give way to Ichiro Suzuki in left field as a result. This will only be the second game missed this season for Gardner, but expect him to return to the lineup later this weekend.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McCann is not in the lineup Friday against the Red Sox, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.
Impact: McCann will take a seat against lefty John Lester, and Francisco Cervelli will man the backstop in his absence. A day off might do McCann some good, as the 30-year-old is hitting just .167 over his first nine games as a Yankee.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Soriano hit his second home run of the season in a losing cause against Boston on Friday night.
Impact: He is hitting just .216 with a mere three runs batted in so far this year, and the Yankees have to be looking for considerably more production from his spot in the batting order.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Sabathia allowed four runs on six hits, walking two and striking out nine over seven innings of a 4-2 loss to the Red Sox on Friday night.
Impact: He still carries a disappointing 6.63 ERA, but he pitched very well in this one with the exception of an ugly sixth inning where he allowed a pair of home runs. His last couple outings have been encouraging, so hopefully he can keep things headed in the right direction. He'll take on the Rays in Tampa Bay in his next scheduled start.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | STATS
News: Jeter had two hits in Thursday's 4-1 win over the BoSox.
Impact: It marked the last time the retiring Jeter will face the Sox in a season series opener.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | STATS
News: Pineda earned Thursday's 4-1 win over the BoSox but not without major controversy.
Impact: Pineda took a two-hit shutout into the seventh inning but had a dark substance smudged on his pitching hand during his first win for the New York Yankees. "It's dirt," Pineda said. There was speculation it was pine tar to help him get a better grip on a chilly night. Fantasy owners have to decide whether he is cheating and if MLB will do something about it before he faces the lowly Cubs next week.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jeter will lead off for the Yankees versus Jon Lester and the Red Sox on Friday, according to Newsday's Erik Boland.
Impact: With the Yanks facing a left-hander, Brett Gardner is on the bench and Jacoby Ellsbury will bat second. Jeter has been hitting the ball with more authority lately and has a .389 OBP, so manager Joe Girardi is playing the percentages.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Manager Joe Girardi believes Teixeira (hamstring) could return by May 1, according to Newday's Erik Boland.
Impact: Teixeira still hasn't begun any baseball activities, but it's been less than a week since he suffered the injury.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ryan (back) is unlikely to return before May 1, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.
Impact: Ryan has been sidelined since March 4 and still has not been cleared for full baseball activities, so it will still be a few weeks before he is ready to play for the Yankees again. He will likely be sent out on a rehab assignment before he plays for the big club.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pineda is not expected to be disciplined for his alleged use of a foreign substance during Thursday's game against the Red Sox, according to Newsday.
Impact: Pineda said the substance was a mixture of sweat, dirt and rosin. The Red Sox did not protest to umpires during the game and did not file a complaint afterward.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Phelps did not allow a hit and struck out three over 2.1 scoreless innings against the Red Sox on Thursday en route to his first career save.
Impact: The right-hander certainly seems to be righting the ship, after giving up three home runs in his first two appearances (3.1 innings). That said, Thursday's save opportunity was more about circumstance, as Shawn Kelley and Adam Warren were both unavailable after pitching three of the previous four days. Phelps will likely continue to fill a long-relief role for the time being.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Teixeira (hamstring) has been limited to stretching and riding an exercise bike during the first week of his recovery, ESPN New York reports.
Impact: While obviously not what fantasy owners want to hear, the lack of baseball activity doesn't necessarily indicate that Teixeira is behind in his recovery. He suffered the hamstring injury just one week ago, and it was deemed a Grade 1 strain, which is the least severe classification. It's still unclear whether he will be ready after the minimum 15 days, but it seems likely that he'll need at least a couple days beyond that.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Anna hit the first home run of his career in Thursday's 4-1 win over Boston.
Impact: Anna started at second base, and is likely to see inconsistent playing time as a utility infielder.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pineda gave up one run and four hits over six innings to earn his first win of the season Thursday against Boston. He walked two and struck out seven, tossing 94 pitches.
Impact: Pineda, who didn't allow a hit until the fifth inning, pitched into the seventh, but was pulled after allowing a leadoff homer and then a single. After averaging 93.5 mph on his fastball in his first start, Pineda also showed good velocity Thursday, although it dropped towards the end of his outing. He's pitched well in two starts, and will look to continue success in his next start at home against the Cubs.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ryan (back) does not seem close to making a return, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that the infielder may have started baseball activities Thursday, ESPN New York reports.
Impact: Girardi apparently wasn't quite sure whether Ryan started baseball activities Thursday, though it sounds like a return is still a few weeks off, either way. Once healthy, Ryan figures to serve as the Yankees' top backup in the middle infield. As always, you can expect spectacular glovework and not much else.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | STATS
News: Beltran had three hits Wednesday.
Impact: Beltran faces Clay Buchholz on Thursday in a tough assignment. He singled in two at-bats versus him in last year's World Series.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | STATS
News: Tanaka was outstanding in his Bronx debut Wednesday.
Impact: The Japanese fantasy stud struck out 10 Orioles and allowed three runs in seven innings. Still Adam Jones, who fanned twice, wasn't impressed. "We're not the same hitters he faced over there. We groove, we hack," said Jones, who struck out twice before getting a single in his three at-bats off Tanaka. Next week, Tanaka gets his first taste of interleague play as he faces the Cubs.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Warren is likely unavailable Thursday against the Red Sox, Newday's Erik Boland reports.
Impact: With Warren and Shawn Kelley both having pitched three of the last four days, the Yankees will likely turn to either Matt Thornton or Dellin Betances if there's a save situation in Thursday's game. Warren has yet to allow a run through four innings this season, and three of his four appearances have yielded a hold.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that Kelley, who pitched three of the last four days, is likely unavailable for Thursday's game against the Red Sox, Newday's Erik Boland reports.
Impact: Girardi added that he probably won't use Adam Warren, who also pitched three of the last four days. That leaves Matt Thornton and Dellin Betances as the leading candidates to pitch the ninth inning, should a save situation arise at the end of Thursday's game.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Roberts is not in the lineup Thursday agains the Red Sox, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.
Impact: Roberts is typically the Yankees' second baseman, but will give way to Dean Anna against Clay Buchholz and the Red Sox. This is a somewhat surprising move by manager Joe Girardi, as Roberts is 10-for-25 against Buchholz in his career.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Anna will get the start at second base on Thursday and bat ninth in the lineup, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.
Impact: Anna will play in his fourth game of the season Thursday, relieving Brian Roberts in what looks to be a routine day off. The 27-year-old is 1-for-7 with a walk and a run scored on the season.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Beltran was 3-for-3 with a home run, a double, one RBI and a walk in Wednesday's loss to the Orioles.
Impact: Beltran's three-hit effort wasn't quite enough to get the Yankees over the hump, as they lost a tight one-run ballgame to Baltimore. The three hits bring his average up to .267, after starting the season 5-for-31 at the plate.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kelley took the loss on Wednesday, surrendering four hits and two earned runs with one strikeout over one inning.
Impact: In his next appearance after earning his first career save, Kelley was roughed up a bit, allowing four consecutive hits to start the top of the ninth inning. He was eventually able to work his way out of it, but the damage was already done. Kelley threw 30 pitches on Wednesday and has pitched on three of four days, so he'll be a likely candidate for rest Thursday against the Red Sox.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Tanaka ended up with a no-decision after his Yankee Stadium debut Wednesday, allowing three earned runs, seven hits and a walk with 10 strikeouts.
Impact: Tanaka threw 71 of his 101 pitches for strikes, impressing the home crowd with his strikeout capability. Over two starts in the young season, Tanaka has lived up to the hype, posting an even 1.00 WHIP with 18 strikeouts. He'll face a considerably easier matchup in his next start against the Cubs.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | STATS
News: New York recalled Greene from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre prior to Wednesday night's game against Baltimore to bolster a bullpen missing closer David Robertson.
Impact: The 25-year-old Greene has never pitched above Double-A Trenton but was impressive during spring training, showing a 95 mph fastball. He was on Scranton's roster but hadn't pitched yet this season. Manager Joe Girardi said Greene was summoned because Robertson is out with a strained left groin and Vidal Nuno pitched 3 1-3 innings Tuesday and would not be available until at least Saturday.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | STATS
News: The Yankees optioned Romine to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before Wednesday night's game against Baltimore.
Impact: Romine was recalled Saturday when first baseman Mark Teixeira went on the DL with a hamstring strain.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | STATS
News: Nova was beaten to a pulp by the O's on Tuesday.
Impact: Nova was tagged for seven runs and 10 hits in 3 2-3 innings. He was awful.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | STATS
News: Ellsbury had three hits for the Yanks on Tuesday.
Impact: Ellsbury faces his former team in the next series but first must face Miguel Gonzalez to close out this one.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Robertson (groin) threw off flat ground Wednesday, Sweeny Murti of Sportsradio 66 WFAN reports.
Impact: Robertson said he felt good while throwing and should be able to throw a bullpen session in the coming days. He's still only in the early stages of his recovery from a pulled groin, but he looks well on his way to being back from the DL in the 15-day minimum.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Romine was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday.
Impact: Romine was called up during the weekend to provide support at the backstop but only received one plate appearance, during which he struck out. The 25-year-old will now head back to Triple-A, serving as organizational depth.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | STATS
News: Ellsbury hit from the No. 3 spot for the second straight game and was 3 for 4 with a double and a stolen base in Tuesday's loss to Baltimore.
Impact: Ellsbury is 12 for 22 with three doubles and three stolen bases during a five-game hitting streak.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | STATS
News: Kuroda picked up his first victory of the season Monday, limiting Baltimore to two runs on eight hits over 8 1-3 innings.
Impact: Kuroda has looked strong through his first two starts, allowing four runs and 11 hits in 12 1-3 innings.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Alfonso went 2-for-4 with a home run, his first of the year, in Tuesday's loss to the Orioles.
Impact: Soriano didn't have an extra-base hit coming into Tuesday's game, but he got off the schnide with a solo homer off Wei-Yin Chen in the fourth inning, and later doubled. The 38-year-old is now 5-for-10 with two strikeouts in his last three games.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Nova was clobbered for seven runs on 10 hits and zero walks, while striking out three in 3.2 innings, in a loss to the Orioles on Tuesday.
Impact: Following his five-walk performance in his first start of the year, Nova attempted to pound the strike zone Tuesday, but the Orioles capitalized and stuck him with seven earned runs. Eight of the 10 hits against Nova were singles, but with 16 hits allowed and just four strikeouts through two starts, the right-hander's not looking like a very reliable fantasy option.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | STATS
News: New York recalled Cabral from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Monday after placing closer David Robertson on the 15-day disabled list.
Impact: The 25-year-old Cabral made his major league debut last year with the Yankees, pitching 3 2-3 innings. He had a 0.00 ERA in 9 1-3 innings during spring training this year.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Manager Joe Girardi said Kelley is "probably" unavailable to close Tuesday, Newday's David Lennon reports.
Impact: Kelley pitched well in earning his first big league save Monday, but he has thrown two straight days, and four of the last six, and Girardi wants to keep him fresh since he will likely be the primary closer with David Robertson sidelined. If Kelley is not used in a save situation Tuesday, Matt Thornton seems the most likely to get the ball instead.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Cervelli will start at first base Tuesday against the Orioles, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.
Impact: Cervelli has never played first base at the major league level, but with Mark Teixeira on the disabled list, and the Yankees not wanting to use Kelly Johnson or Dean Anna against the left-handed Wei-Yin Chen, Cervelli will get the nod there Tuesday. He will fill the seventh spot in the Yankees' batting order for Tuesday's game.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Johnson is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Orioles, according to MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.
Impact: Johnson will get the day off with left-hander Wei-Yin Chen on the bump for the Orioles. He will still likely sit often against left-handers, but until Mark Teixeira returns, he figures to be in the lineup -- either at first or second base -- almost anytime the Yankees face a right-hander.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Cabral has been called up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, reports MLB.com's Bryan Hoch.
Impact: Cabral will be taking the roster spot of injured closer David Robertson (groin) and will likely fill a middle relief role for the Yankees over the next couple of weeks. The 25-year-old southpaw was extremely impressive this spring, turning in 9.1 innings of scoreless work with 10 punchouts.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | STATS
News: Closer David Robertson had a bullpen session before Thursday night's game against the Rays and is to pitch in an extended spring training game Saturday.
Impact: On the disabled list due to a left groin strain, Robertson is expected to return Tuesday. Robertson said he hasn't felt any discomfort in the last five days.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | STATS
News: Sabathia earned his first win Sunday.
Impact: Sabathia allowed four runs and seven hits, walked none and struck out six, bouncing back from Tuesday's opening day loss at Houston, when he allowed six runs and eight hits, including two home runs, in six innings.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Teixeira's MRI on Monday revealed a Grade 1 hamstring strain, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.
Impact: The hamstring injury doesn't appear to be anything that will keep Teixeira for much longer than the 15-day minimum, but it's not something that fantasy owners probably wanted to see after he missed most of last season with a wrist injury. Teixeira went 3-for-12 with two RBI in four games before exiting with the injury Friday.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Robertson (groin) believes he'll be back from the disabled list in the minimum 15 days, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.
Impact: While it's not uncommon for players to be optimistic about recovering from their injuries in short order, the fact that Robertson is not dealing with a more problematic arm injury would seem to bode well for a quick return. If the injury is as minor as Robertson seems to believe, it might not be advisable for fantasy players to devote too much of their free agent budget to Shawn Kelley, who is expected to step in as the primary closer for the Yankees in the interim.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Warren pitched the eighth inning Monday in the Yankees' 4-2 win and may be in position for a setup role with David Robertson (groin) on the disabled list.
Impact: Shawn Kelley moved from the eighth to the ninth inning to record the save. With Warren getting to pitch in the eighth inning Monday, it seems likely he will take over that role until Robertson returns.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kelley recorded his first major league save Monday, retiring all three batters he faced, and will now be the Yankees' leading option as closer with David Robertson (groin) headed to the disabled list, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
Impact: Kelley does not have any major league experience in the closer role, and had pitched the eighth inning in both of the Yankees' saves before today. It is uncertain exactly how much time Robertson will miss, but for at least the next two weeks it looks like Kelley will be the closer.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: With David Robertson going on the disabled list with a groin injury, Shawn Kelley earned the save Monday with a perfect ninth inning.
Impact: Kelley made quick work of the O's, needing just nine pitches to finish off the game. The righty has a 3.72 career ERA, but has not allowed a run in his first 3.1 innings this season. He should be the favorite for saves in New York moving forward while Robertson is unavailable.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ellsbury helped the Yankees to a 4-2 win against the Orioles with a 2-for-4 performance, adding an RBI.
Impact: Ellsbury has come on strong in his last five games after a slow opening series, collecting nine hits in his last 18 at-bats. The new Yankee was caught stealing for the first time this season in the game, but also knocked in his second run in as many contests.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kuroda looked good in a winning effort Monday, going 6.1 innings and allowing just two runs against the Orioles.
Impact: Kuroda allowed eight hits and fanned four in the outing. The veteran righty has been very strong in the early going this season, registering a 2.92 ERA and 0.97 WHIP through two starts. He'll face the Red Sox this weekend in his next start.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Robertson was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a pulled groin, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.
Impact: Robertson was somewhat surprisingly passed over for a save opportunity in Monday's victory, and this announcement helps explain the reason why. Shawn Kelley recorded his first career save Monday, but he and Matt Thornton both may see a crack at save opportunities with Robertson on the shelf.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Johnson was 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run double in the Yankees' win over Toronto on Sunday afternoon.
Impact: Playing first base for the injured Mark Teixeira, Johnson drove in a pair of first-inning runs to provide some early offensive support. Depending on how long Teixeira is out, the benefit here is that Johnson's time at first base could provide fantasy owners with more positional flexibility.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gardner was 1-for-4 with a walk, a home run, and a stolen base in a win over Toronto on Sunday afternoon.
Impact: Moved up to the lead-off spot (Jacoby Ellsbury hit third), Gardner put together a nice game, even hitting the Yankees' first home run of the season after five games without the team launching a long one. The stolen base was his second of the year and that remains his biggest fantasy asset.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Sabathia allowed four runs on seven hits, walking none and striking out six over six innings of a 6-4 win against the Blue Jays on Sunday afternoon.
Impact: It wasn't vintage Sabathia, but it was certainly better than his first outing of the season (a loss to the Astros). While he continues to throw strikes, he doesn't have the dominating stuff he once had and his mistakes get hit hard. He should remain a serviceable starter on many fantasy teams, but his "ace" days may be behind him.
Sun. Apr 6, 2014 | STATS
News: Jeter has taken over sole possession of eighth place on baseball's career hits list with a single in the fourth inning against the Blue Jays. The veteran shortstop grounded a one-out hit into right field Sunday, chasing Blue Jays starter Drew Hutchison.
Impact: It was the 3,320th hit of Jeter's career, moving him past Hall of Famer Paul Molitor. Next on the list is Carl Yastrzemski, with 3,419. One inning earlier, Jeter tied Molitor with a leadoff single, a line drive to right. Jeter sat out Friday's series opener then went 0 for 2 with two walks Saturday. His previous hit was an RBI single in the fifth inning of Thursday's win at Houston. Jeter entered play Sunday batting .182 with no homers and one RBI in what he has said will be his final season.
Sun. Apr 6, 2014 | STATS
News: Ellsbury had three hits in a 4-0 loss to Toronto on Saturday
Impact: The New York Yankees outfielder is 6 for 9 in his last two games after going 0 for 7 to start the season.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Cervelli took grounders at first base Sunday, Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports.
Impact: Cervelli's role as the primary backup to Brian McCann may be set to expand if he can prove his effectiveness at first base from a defensive standpoint. With Mark Teixeira (hamstring) headed to the DL, there's definitely reps at first base up for grabs. Kelly Johnson will fill in at first for Sunday's game, but it's unclear if this will continue to be manager Joe Girardi's solution moving forward.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ellsbury went 3-for-5 with three singles and a strikeout in Saturday's loss to the Blue Jays.
Impact: Make it six hits in the last two games for Ellsbury, who's struck out just once in 19 plate appearances so far this season. Despite reaching base three times Sunday, he didn't touch home, as the Yankees went 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position. Ellsbury had that lone hit.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pineda allowed just one run on five hits and zero walks, while striking out five in six innings, but was saddled with the loss Saturday against the Blue Jays.
Impact: Pineda struggled out of the gate, giving up four hits and a run in the first two innings, but really settled in nicely and went on to allow just one baserunner over his final four frames. Yankee hitters couldn't get anything going against R.A. Dickey, and Pineda took the tough loss, but it was certainly an encouraging performance from the 25-year-old. Pineda will look to carry the momentum into his next start against the Red Sox.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | STATS
News: Tanaka pitched seven innings in his major league debut for the New York Yankees, as he beat the Jays 7-3.
Impact: Tanaka allowed three runs, two earned, and six hits, walked none and struck out eight. He threw 97 pitches, 65 strikes, and earned his 100th professional victory. "He's definitely the real deal," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | STATS
News: Solarte continued his surge Friday for the Bronx Bombers.
Impact: Solarte doubled twice and drove in three runs. You should start him or pick him up if he is available.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | STATS
News: Suzuki had three more hits Friday for the Bronx Bombers.
Impact: Suzuki was thought to be a reserve player but the Japanese star is proving he can still get hits - unlike Derek Jeter currently.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | STATS
News: Ellsbury had three hits and two steals Friday for the Bronx Bombers.
Impact: Ellsbury was hitless in Houston in the Yanks' first series.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | STATS
News: Johnson got the start at first base for New York Saturday with Mark Teixeira being placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Impact: Manager Joe Girardi says Johnson will get the bulk of the playing time in Teixeira's absence. Dean Anna, Francisco Cervelli and Yangervis Solarte could also see time at first.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | STATS
News: New York recalled Romine from Triple-A Scranton on Saturday.
Impact: The move comes after the Yankees also placed first baseman Mark Teixeira on their 15-day disabled list.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | STATS
News: Teixeira said he is ready return Sunday, the first day he is eligible to be activated from the 15-day disabled list. He played five innings of defense in an intrasquad game at the Yankees' minor league complex.
Impact: Teixeira singled in five at-bats Friday during his second extended spring training game since injuring his right leg. Teixeira hurt an adductor muscle that runs alongside the hamstring trying to make a play on a foul grounder during an April 4 game against Toronto. He is to play seven innings in extended spring Saturday.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Romine was called up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday.
Impact: With Mark Teixeira (hamstring) on the DL and Francisco Cervelli an option as a backup first baseman, the Yankees are keeping themselves covered at all positions, while they shuffle the lineup around.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Teixeira (hamstring) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.
Impact: Though Teixeira is scheduled for an MRI on Monday, the Yankees are obviously not optimistic and wasted no time in sending him to the DL. Kelly Johnson is expected to see most of the playing time at first base, with Yangervis Solarte covering the hot corner.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Johnson will likely play first base until Mark Teixeira (hamstring) returns, according to ESPN.
Impact: The Yankees don't have a true backup first baseman on the roster, which leaves Johnson as the starter by default. He was already the starting third baseman, so this won't change his playing time all that much but will add another position that he could qualify at, depending upon the amount of games he plays at first.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Teixeira (hamstring) will have an MRI in New York on Monday, reports Mark Feinsand of New York Daily News.
Impact: In regards to his hamstring, Teixeira stated after the game, "I'm not super optimistic about it." The All-Star first baseman is very likely to sit out Saturday and Sunday before undergoing an MRI on Monday in New York to determine the extent of the injury. A stint on the disabled list seems to be a definite possibility at this point.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Solarte followed up the three hits in his first start at the MLB level yesterday with a 2-for-5 performance and three RBI in the Yankees win over the Blue Jays on Friday night.
Impact: His two-run double on the third inning gave the Yankees the lead after they had fallen behind early so it was an especially productive evening. He started the game at second base so Brian Roberts could have a night off, but moved to third base when Kelly Johnson had to move over to first after Mark Teixeira left with a hamstring injury. His utility status probably suppresses most of his current fantasy value, but he is carving out a valuable role for the Yankees.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ellsbury was 3-for-4 with a walk, a pair of doubles, two runs scored and two stolen bases in the Yankees win over Toronto on Friday night.
Impact: The Yankees brought him in to be a catalyst for their offense, and that's just what he was in this one. He now has three swipes on the season, and if he can stay healthy, he is likely to be headed for another huge year.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Tanaka made his much-anticipated MLB debut a winning one, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits over seven innings of a 7-3 Yankees win over Toronto on Friday night. He did not issue a walk and struck out eight.
Impact: It was a little shaky at first - the first hitter he faced, Melky Cabrera, hit a home run and the Blue Jays would add two more runs in the second inning - but he settled in and was in command for the rest of his night, throwing 65 of his 97 pitches for strikes and holding the dangerous Toronto offense at bay. He'll face the Orioles in his first start at home next time out.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | STATS
News: Tanaka is scheduled to make his major league debut Friday.
Impact: Tanaka will face the Blue Jays north of the border. His United States debut is next week in the Bronx.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Teixeira left Friday's game in the second inning with an apparent right hamstring injury, Jack Curry of the YES Network reports.
Impact: Teixeira moved to his left to field a foul ball and came up holding his hamstring. He attempted to stay in the game for another batter, but manager Joe Girardi and the trainers came out and removed him. Kelly Johnson moved over to first base while Yangervis Solarte came in to play third.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | STATS
News: Nova got credit for a 4-2 win over the Houston Astros on Thursday night.
Impact: Nova allowed six hits, two runs and walked five in 5 2-3 innings. He was helped by a defense which turned four double plays with him on the mound. He also had a wild pitch and hit Jason Castro twice so you may be concerned about that.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | STATS
News: Ichiro had two hits and scored twice in a 4-2 win over the Houston Astros on Thursday night.
Impact: Ichiro made his first 2014 start.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | STATS
News: Solarte had three hits and an RBI in his first major league start to give the New York Yankees their first win this season, 4-2 over the Houston Astros on Thursday night.
Impact: The 26-year-old Solarte has spent time in the minors with Minnesota and Texas, but never got called up until this season after hitting .429 this spring. "I've worked very hard for this, and to be able to help the team, that's even better," Solarte said in Spanish through a translator.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Soriano is not in the starting lineup Friday against the Blue Jays, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Soriano will sit Friday and attempt to get his head together, after going 0-for-12 with four strikeouts and zero walks in his first three games. He got off to a slow start last year as well, with just one hit in his first 12 at-bats and all of two RBI in April but went on to hit .255 with 34 homers and 101 RBI last season.
Thu. Apr 3, 2014 | STATS
News: Kuroda was tagged with the loss in his season debut Wednesday against Houston despite a very strong start in which he gave up two runs and three hits over six innings.
Impact: Fantasy owners and Yankee fans would have liked to see the Yankees back Kuroda with more than one run of support.
Wed. Apr 2, 2014 | STATS
News: Sabathia was rocked in his fantasy opener Tuesday.
Impact: Sabathia was tagged for six runs over six innings, with all the scoring coming in the first two. He was known for serving up gopher balls a year ago and Astros unknowns Jesus Guzman and L.J. Hoes went deep off him in an ominous sign.
Wed. Apr 2, 2014 | STATS
News: Teixeira went 2 for 3 in his fantasy opener Tuesday.
Impact: Teixeira endured a miserable 2013 full of injuries so he figures to play more than 15 games this year.
Wed. Apr 2, 2014 | STATS
News: Jeter went 1 for 3 in his fantasy opener Tuesday.
Impact: Jeter does not represent a quality fantasy option at this point.
Tue. Apr 1, 2014 | STATS
News: Ryan, on the disabled list due to a pinched nerve in his upper back, took seven simulated at-bats Friday and is also set to play in Saturday's extended spring game.
Impact: Ryan hopes to rejoin the Yankees in 10 days to two weeks.
Sun. Mar 30, 2014 | STATS
News: Pineda has sailed through his last spring training start before making his first big league appearance in two years.
Impact: Pineda, who missed the past two seasons following right shoulder surgery, gave up one earned run, three hits, three walks and struck out eight over six innings Sunday in a minor league intrasquad game. He is scheduled to start Saturday against the Blue Jays in Toronto.