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Apr 22, 2019; Anaheim, CA, USA; New York Yankees first baseman Luke Voit (45) hits a home run against the Los Angeles Angels in the first inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports (Richard Mackson)
Apr 22, 2019; Anaheim, CA, USA; New York Yankees first baseman Luke Voit (45) hits a home run against the Los Angeles Angels in the first inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports (Richard Mackson)

Apr 16, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher James Paxton (65) pitches against the Boston Red Sox during the eighth inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Apr 16, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher James Paxton (65) pitches against the Boston Red Sox during the eighth inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The Yankees (83-46, 8.0 GA in AL East) take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (85-44, 20.5 GA in NL West) at Dodger Stadium Friday at 10:10 p.m. to begin a three-game series with the two-time defending National League champions.

Yankees notes

Gleyber Torres went 4-for-4 with a pair of homers in Thursday's loss to the A's. He now has 31 home runs on the season... Gio Urshela had a rare down night, going 0-for-4 with four strikeouts... Aaron Judge reached base three times on Thursday, going 2-for-3 with a walk, but the three hitters behind him (Didi Gregorius, Urshela and Gary Sanchez) combined to go 1-for-12 behind him.

Tags: Aaron Judge, CC Sabathia, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Gio Urshela, Gleyber Torres, James Paxton
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Jun 7, 2019; Cleveland, OH, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Domingo German (55) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports (Ken Blaze)
Jun 7, 2019; Cleveland, OH, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Domingo German (55) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports (Ken Blaze)

The Yankees (83-43, 10.0 GA in AL East) start their nine-game road trip on the West Coast with a three-game series against the Athletics (71-53, 8.0 GB in AL West, 1.0 GB in Wild Card) on Tuesday at 10:07 p.m.

Yankees notes

The Yankees are coming off of a tough 8-4 loss to the Indians, where LHP CC Sabathia only lasted three innings in his first start since being removed from the DL. He allowed four hits and four runs, including a three-run home run, to go along with five strikeouts and three walks. Sabathia is now 5-7 on the season with a 5.01 ERA, and hasn't registered a win since June 24. RF Aaron Judge is still trying to break out of his recent slump, going 2-for-5 from the plate with a RBI double... however, he did strikeout twice. The team does still have the best record in the MLB at 83-43, and is behind only the Astros and Dodgers for the best odds to win the World Series.

Tags: Aaron Judge, CC Sabathia, Domingo German
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Aug 18, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) reacts after hitting an RBI double in the ninth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)
Aug 18, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) reacts after hitting an RBI double in the ninth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)

Even with the Yankees splitting their weekend series against the Indians, the Bombers still own the best record in the MLB at 83-43. 

But oddsmakers still have the Yanks underneath the Astros and Dodgers in the latest World Series odds, per Bovada.

At the start of the new week, the Astros still have the best odds to win it all at +220, while the Dodgers come in at +275. The Yankees' odds moved to +425 from +400 last week. 

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Jun 19, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) goes to the dugout between innings at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jun 19, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) goes to the dugout between innings at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

The Yankees struck out 14 times and allowed three home runs in Sunday afternoon's 8-4 loss to the Indians at Yankee Stadium. >> Box Score

Five takeaways from Sunday's game...

1) LHP CC Sabathia struggled in his first game back from the right knee inflammation, an ailment that kept him on the injured list since July 28.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, CC Sabathia, Didi Gregorius, DJ LeMahieu, Domingo German, Gary Sanchez, Gio Urshela, Gleyber Torres
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Jul 9, 2019; Cleveland, OH, USA; New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia visits American League pitcher Aroldis Chapman (not pictured) of the New York Yankees on the mound during the ninth inning in the 2019 MLB All Star Game at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports (Ken Blaze)
Jul 9, 2019; Cleveland, OH, USA; New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia visits American League pitcher Aroldis Chapman (not pictured) of the New York Yankees on the mound during the ninth inning in the 2019 MLB All Star Game at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports (Ken Blaze)

The Yankees (83-42, 10.5 GA in AL East) complete their four-game series with the American League Wild Card-leading Cleveland Indians (73-51, 2.5 GB in AL Central, 1.0 GA in first Wild Card) on Sunday at 1:05 p.m.

Yankees notes

The Yankees held off the Indians for a 6-5 win Saturday afternoon, fueled by four home runs -- two from SS Gleyber Torres, whose 2-for-4 day at the plate featured two solo shots. In the third and fifth spots, respectively, 1B DJ LeMahieu and DH Didi Gregorious added homers to highlight the Yankees' eight-hit offensive performance.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Aroldis Chapman, Brett Gardner, CC Sabathia, Didi Gregorius, DJ LeMahieu, Gary Sanchez, Gleyber Torres, Tommy Kahnle, Zack Britton
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Torres belts 2 HR's in win 00:02:08
The Yankees, led by the red-hot Gleyber Torres topped the Indians despite Aaron Boone and Brett Gardner being ejected in the 6th inning.

The Yankees hit four home runs in their 6-5 win over the Indians on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. >> Box Score

Five takeaways from Saturday's game...

1) James Paxton struggled on Saturday afternoon, giving up four earned runs on six hits through 5.0 innings. He only struck out four batters, the lowest total he's had in a game since July 2 against the Mets when he struck out just three. Prior to this start, Paxton had been 3-0 in the month of August with a 2.89 ERA.

Tags: Brett Gardner, CC Sabathia, DJ LeMahieu, Gleyber Torres, James Paxton
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Aug 17, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone (17) argues with home plate umpire Ben May (97) in the sixth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)
Aug 17, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone (17) argues with home plate umpire Ben May (97) in the sixth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)

With a 6-4 lead in the bottom of the sixth inning, the ejections started flying for the Yankees.

Cameron Maybin went down looking, setting off a chain of events. Aaron Boone was the first Yankee tossed, as it looked like the Yankees skipper was trying to defend Maybin before being tossed himself by home plate umpire Ben May.

While Boone was arguing with May, Brett Gardner began hitting the top of the dugout with a bat, something he's done before to show his displeasure with the umpires. First base umpire Phil Cuzzi ejected Gardner, who then ran out of the dugout to argue.

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Mar 8, 2019; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances (68) throws a pitch during the fifth inning against the Detroit Tigers at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Mar 8, 2019; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances (68) throws a pitch during the fifth inning against the Detroit Tigers at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

The Yankees have been decimated by injuries this year, with roughly a dozen key players going down. Check back here for the latest updates on the walking wounded.  


10-day IL: Luke Voit, David Hale, CC Sabathia, Edwin Encarnacion, Aaron Hicks, Jonathan Holder, Stephen Tarpley

60-day IL: Jacoby Ellsbury, Luis SeverinoDellin BetancesGreg Bird, Jordan MontgomeryMiguel Andujar, Giancarlo Stanton

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, CC Sabathia, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Domingo German, Giancarlo Stanton, Greg Bird, James Paxton, Luis Severino, Luke Voit, Miguel Andujar
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Jul 23, 2019; Minneapolis, MN, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Domingo German (55) pitches in the first inning against Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Rempel)
Jul 23, 2019; Minneapolis, MN, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Domingo German (55) pitches in the first inning against Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Rempel)

John Harper, SNY.tv | Twitter |

Late Wednesday afternoon I was talking to an executive from an American League team about the Yankees and their potential pitching plan for October, when he suggested I take a look at the box score of the Red Sox-Indians game that had been over for about an hour. 

"Boston used seven pitchers and won the game 5-1," the exec said. "Seven pitchers, one run. That's taking the 'opener' strategy to an extreme, but I wouldn't be surprised at all to see the Yankees try a formula like that in the postseason. 

Tags: CC Sabathia, Dellin Betances, Domingo German, J.A. Happ, Luis Severino, John Harper
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Feb 13, 2019; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery looks on (47) as pitchers and catchers report for spring training at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Feb 13, 2019; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery looks on (47) as pitchers and catchers report for spring training at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

Yankees southpaw Jordan Montgomery has spent his time rehabbing from his spring 2018 Tommy John surgery.

Now, it's looking like a return is in the near future.

He recently threw a simulated game (2 IP, 35 pitches) and is "getting close to game action," according to manager Aaron Boone.

Tags: CC Sabathia, James Paxton, Jordan Montgomery, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka
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Yankees LHP CC Sabathia (David Dermer/USA TODAY Sports)
Yankees LHP CC Sabathia (David Dermer/USA TODAY Sports)

CC Sabathia will be activated off the IL and return to the Yankees' starting rotation on Sunday, says manager Aaron Boone. 

Sabathia has been sidelined with right knee inflammation -- an injury that has been reoccuring over the past few seasons -- but he didn't seem to have any issues in his bullpen sessions, which have encouraged the Yankees enough to bring him back. 

Sabathia has been out since July 31, where he got an injection in his knee and then began to rest up. 

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Feb 17, 2019; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (40) throws during spring training at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports (Butch Dill)
Feb 17, 2019; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (40) throws during spring training at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports (Butch Dill)

After the Yankees' day off on Monday, they return to action on Tuesday to face the Diamondbacks in the Bronx. And looking at the lineup for tonight's game, there are just a few players missing to say the least. 

Manager Aaron Boone addressed the media ahead of the game, and gave some good and bad news about those Yankees on the IL at the moment. Here's what he had to say about each of them...

DJ LeMahieu (groin)

Tags: Brett Gardner, CC Sabathia, Dellin Betances, Giancarlo Stanton, Luis Severino, Scott Thompson
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Jul 9, 2019; Cleveland, OH, USA; New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia visits American League pitcher Aroldis Chapman (not pictured) of the New York Yankees on the mound during the ninth inning in the 2019 MLB All Star Game at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports (Ken Blaze)
Jul 9, 2019; Cleveland, OH, USA; New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia visits American League pitcher Aroldis Chapman (not pictured) of the New York Yankees on the mound during the ninth inning in the 2019 MLB All Star Game at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports (Ken Blaze)

In his final year of his long MLB career, CC Sabathia is still trying to help the Yankees fulfill their World Series aspirations, which would be the perfect ending on his own personal level. However, that hasn't stopped many from asking Sabathia about his future. 

Some believe that the future holds a bid to the Baseball Hall of Fame for the big lefty. And if that's the case, he knows exactly what hat he'd choose to wear on his plaque if/when he's inducted. 

Making a special guest appearance on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" on Monday night, the host brought up how Sabathia has "Hall of Fame numbers" and wanted to know which team he'd choose. It was an easy answer for Sabathia.

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Jul 27, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) takes the field before the start of a game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports (David Butler II)
Jul 27, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) takes the field before the start of a game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports (David Butler II)

With the 2019 trade deadline looming and the Yankees' starting rotation spiraling, the pitching staff took another blow on Sunday as the team placed lefty CC Sabathia on the 10-day injured list. 

The team announced that Sabathia is dealing with inflammation in his previously injured right knee once again. 

In a corresponding move, the New York recalled infielder Tyler Wade from Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders. 

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Jul 27, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) tips his hat to the crowd as he is taken out of the game against the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports (David Butler II)
Jul 27, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) tips his hat to the crowd as he is taken out of the game against the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports (David Butler II)

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

The Yankees pitching and woes vs. the Red Sox continued Saturday en route to a 9-5 loss. >> Box score

Six takeaways from Saturday's game

1) The Yankees needed a stopper and CC Sabathia couldn't handle the job. Sabathia allowed five runs in 4 1/3 innings and it could be easily argued that the lefty should not have seen a batter in the fifth inning in which he allowed his fifth run. The Yankees rotation has been abysmal for a week and there is little indication that someone is going to turn things around anytime soon.

Tags: CC Sabathia, Luke Voit, Boston Red Sox
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Jul 22, 2019; Minneapolis, MN, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) walks off the field after completing the third inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports (Jesse Johnson)
Jul 22, 2019; Minneapolis, MN, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) walks off the field after completing the third inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports (Jesse Johnson)

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

The Yankees dropped their second straight game on Monday in an 8-6 loss to the Twins at Target Field. >> Box score

Five takeaways from Monday's game...

1) CC Sabathia's performance could be one that pushes the Yankees to make a pitching move sooner than later as the trade deadline quickly approaches. Sabathia coughed up four home runs, the first two putting the Yanks in a quick 2-0 hole. Sabathia's season ERA climbed to 4.50 after the six earned runs allowed in just 4.0 innings.

Tags: CC Sabathia, Gary Sanchez, Jonathan Holder, Luke Voit
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May 22, 2019; Baltimore, MD, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) delivers a pitch during the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports (Tommy Gilligan)
May 22, 2019; Baltimore, MD, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) delivers a pitch during the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports (Tommy Gilligan)

The Yankees (64-34, 9 GA in AL East) open a three-game series against the Twins (60-38, 3 GA in AL Central) Monday at 8:10 p.m. at Target Field.

Yankees notes

Brett Gardner will miss his second straight game after being removed from Sunday's lineup with what manager Aaron Boone called a "barking knee"... Mike Tauchman performed admirably in Gardner's absence and is 8-for-16 over his last seven games, including his sixth homer of the season in Sunday's loss to the Rockies... Aaron Hicks continued his scorching July with his 10th home run of the season on Sunday. The switch-hitter is slashing .333/.414/.667 this month.  

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Brett Gardner, CC Sabathia, Domingo German
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 (Adam Hunger)
(Adam Hunger)

In just a few hours, Yankees legends Mariano Rivera and Mike Mussina will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame up in Cooperstown. 

And current Yankee Aaron Judge couldn't think of a better way to recognize the careers that these pitchers had. 

Speaking at Pepsi's Coach Judge Softball Game, Judge discussed "what an honor" it is for both Mussina and Rivera -- two players he looked up to growing up.

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Anthony McCarron, SNY.tv | Twitter |

Mariano Rivera is headed into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday for the work he did on the field, from his postseason brilliance to his record 652 saves to that devastating cut fastball that turned bats into shards of wood. 

But it's also remarkable how many of the folks who played or worked with Rivera touch on personal stories when asked to recount their favorite Mo memory. Turns out, Rivera wasn't just a Cooperstown-worthy pitcher; he was a Hall of Fame teammate, too. 

SNY talked to some of the people who knew Rivera best during his amazing 19-year career to get a glimpse of the Yankees famed closer as he prepares to be enshrined. 

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Yanks explode late for win 00:01:58
Boone, Judge, Sabathia, Gregorius and Hale on Yankees big 6-run 8th inning in their 8-3 win over Tampa

The Yankees rallied late and broke the game wide open with a pair of eighth-inning home runs to defeat the Rays, 8-3, Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score

Five takeaways from Tuesday's game

1) The eighth inning proved to be the deciding one for the Yanks, who trailed 3-2 with Gleyber Torres set to lead off against Colin Poche. The second baseman walked, but Brett Gardner struck out and D.J. LeMahieu lined out hard to right-center. That brought up Aaron Judge, who sent a ball just outside the right field foul pole on the sixth pitch of the at-bat. He made no mistake on the very next offering, however, powering a ball over the wall in right to give the Yankees a 4-3 lead. Poche remained in the game and allowed a single to Luke Voit and a double to Gary Sanchez before intentionally walking Edwin Encarnacion to load the bases for Didi Gregorius. On a 2-1 pitch, Gregorius ripped a grand slam deep into the right-field bleachers to give the Yankees plenty of breathing room.     

Tags: Aaron Judge, CC Sabathia, David Hale, Didi Gregorius, DJ LeMahieu, Edwin Encarnacion , Nestor Cortes Jr
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Jul 16, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) is held back by New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorious (18) as he argues with Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Avisail Garcia (24) during the sixth inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Jul 16, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) is held back by New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorious (18) as he argues with Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Avisail Garcia (24) during the sixth inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Things got a little heated between the Yankees and Rays on Tuesday night. 

CC Sabathia struck out Avisail Garcia to end the sixth inning and strand a runner on second base, but as Sabathia was walking back to the dugout him and Garcia began exchanging words with each other. 

Garcia appeared to think Sabathia, who has a reputation for being vocal and emotional on the mound, said something to him. Sabathia began chirping back at Garcia and the two began to walk toward one another, which is when the benches emptied. 

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Jul 15, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion (30) hits a home run against the Tampa Bay Rays in the fourth inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jul 15, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion (30) hits a home run against the Tampa Bay Rays in the fourth inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

The Yankees (59-33, 5.0 GA in AL East) are hosting the division foe Tampa Bay Rays (56-40, 5 GB in AL East) on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.  

Yankees notes

Edwin Encarnacion mashed two homers against the Rays on Tuesday. He's hitting just .158 since joining the Yankees on June 17, but has a pair of two-hit, three-RBI games in his three appearances since the All-Star break... Aaron Hicks has gotten hot in July, posting a slash line of .342/.432/.656... Chad Green has also also settled down this month, allowing just one run in 7.1 innings, including two scoreless innings on Monday... Aaron Judge has made his hits against the Rays count this season. Though he's just 2-for-16 against Tampa Bay, both of his hits have been home runs.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, CC Sabathia, Chad Green, Domingo German, Edwin Encarnacion
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New York Yankees first baseman Luke Voit hits a home run against the Los Angeles Angels in the first inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. (Richard Mackson/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees first baseman Luke Voit hits a home run against the Los Angeles Angels in the first inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. (Richard Mackson/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees placed first baseman Luke Voit on the 10-day injured list prior to the All-Star break and he won't be there much longer, according to manager Aaron Boone.

Voit was injured (abdomen) running out a double against the Boston Red Sox during the team's London series earlier this month. Speaking to WFAN's Mike Francesa on Thursday, Boone said Voit will be returning by Monday at the latest.

"Voit will be sometime in the next couple of days. Probably won't be activated tomorrow. Might have him do one rehab game. We'll talk through that," Boone said. "He'll likely be back at some point this weekend or certainly first of next week."

Tags: CC Sabathia, Dellin Betances, Luis Severino, Luke Voit
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CC reflects on special moment 00:02:00
CC Sabathia had a special few days in Cleveland from throwing out the first pitch to a mound visit in the 9th. CC shared what it all means.

CC Sabathia may be retiring at the end of the season, but the left-hander does not plan to leave the Yankees any time soon. 

The 38-year-old, who was in Cleveland to be honored at the MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday, told reporters that he wants a front office job with the Yankees as soon as possible after his retirement. 

Sabathia said he is fully committed to retiring, but wants to stick around the stadium and continue to be around the team and has said he has been in GM Brian Cashman's ear about it, suggesting a special assistant role. 

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CC honored at All-Star Game 00:01:16
CC Sabathia was invited back to Cleveland to get honored for his career, and talks to SNY about the success of the Yankees this season.

On April 8, 2001, a 20-year-old CC Sabathia made his Major League debut at the then-named Jacobs Field. As he got into Cleveland for the All-Star Game festivities on Monday, he admitted that moment and others crossed his mind. 

It's hard not to reminisce if you're Sabathia, especially considering why he's back where it all started in the first place. The MLB decided it was right to honor Sabathia, who is in his final MLB season, and he couldn't be anymore grateful.

"This is an incredible experience," Sabathia told reporters. "When Alex [Cora] called me and just had me considered to be able to come here, I was just honored. I never thought about myself in this light, I guess, and to have the MLB want to recognize me and bring me here to the All-Star Game is incredible and awesome for my family. We're all excited to be back where it all started.

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Yankees LHP CC Sabathia (David Dermer/USA TODAY Sports)
Yankees LHP CC Sabathia (David Dermer/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees (57-29, 8.5 GA in AL East) try to take the series win against the Tampa Bay Rays (50-39, 8.5 GB in AL East) in the third game of a four-game series on Saturday at Tropicana Field at 4:10 p.m.

Yankees notes

Aaron Judge hit two home runs last night, including the go-ahead shot in the 11th inning to give himself nine on the season. He is now hitting .297/.422/.649 with four home runs and nine RBI in his 11 games since returning from the IL. ... Brett Gardner also hit a home run in the 11th inning, giving him 13 on the season and one more home run than he hit all of last year. ... DJ LeMahieu has hit safely in three straight games since having his 14-game hitting streak snapped. He is hitting .337 which leads the American League. 

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Yankees LHP CC Sabathia (David Dermer/USA TODAY Sports)
Yankees LHP CC Sabathia (David Dermer/USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees LHP CC Sabathia will make one more trip to Cleveland ... and the All-Star Game.

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred announced Sabathia will be honored during Tuesday's All-Star Game for "his contributions to the game and his longtime service to the community."

Sabathia will not join one of the four Yankees playing in the All-Star game; those are Gary Sanchez, DJ LeMahieu, Aroldis Chapman and Gleyber Torres. However, he will be celebrated given he announced he will retire at the end of the season.

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 (Steven Flynn)
(Steven Flynn)

The Yankees (53-28, 7.0 GA in AL East) conclude their series in London against the Boston Red Sox (44-39, 10 GB in AL East) on Sunday at 10:10 a.m. at London Stadium.

Yankees notes

The Yankees and Red Sox return to action after combining to score 30 runs in the Bombers' 17-13 win in the first-ever MLB game in London on Saturday. ... DJ LeMahieu is the hottest hitter on the Yankees and perhaps baseball. He raised his batting average to .342 on Saturday with a 4-for-6 day at the plate and extended his hitting streak to 13 games and multi-hit streak to five games. ... Aaron Judge belted a home run on Saturday in a 2-for-4 day at the plate. He is hitting .318/.400/.591 with two home runs and six RBI since returning from the IL on June 21. 

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, CC Sabathia, Gleyber Torres, J.A. Happ, Boston Red Sox
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CC Sabathia notches 251st win 00:01:06
CC Sabathia had a shaky first inning but then rebounded for six solid innings, securing his 251st win while the Yankees won 10-8.

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Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Hicks homered while CC Sabathia threw six strong innings as the Yankees beat the Blue Jays 10-8 on Monday at Yankee Stadium.. >> Box score

Six takeaways from Monday's game

1) Hicks has not been able to find a groove this season, but he did come up with a big hit -- a three-run homer -- for the Yanks in the fifth inning. The homer gave the Yanks the lead, one which they would add several runs to along the way.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, CC Sabathia, Didi Gregorius, Giancarlo Stanton, Jonathan Holder, Toronto Blue Jays, Chris Carelli
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New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez drops his bat after hitting a two run home run against the Houston Astros during the third inning at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez drops his bat after hitting a two run home run against the Houston Astros during the third inning at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees (49-28, 4.5 GA in AL East) begin a three-game set against the Toronto Blue Jays (29-49, 20.5 GB in AL East) on Monday at 7:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

Yankees notes

Gary Sanchez is slashinng .370/.400/.815 with three home runs and 12 RBIs during his seven-game hitting streak. ... While Yankees relievers combined for a 2.72 ERA in the month of May, their bullpen has a 4.97 ERA in June. ... The Yankees have homered in 26 consecutive games, the longest streak in franchise history. They are one game away from tying the MLB record of 27, which the Texas Rangers set in 2002.

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May 19, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees pitcher Chad Green (57) pitches in the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)
May 19, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees pitcher Chad Green (57) pitches in the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)

The Yankees (45-27, lead AL East +2.5 games) are looking for a series sweep against the Rays (43-30, 2.5 games back in AL East) in a Wednesday matinee at 1:10 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

Yankees notes

In his return to the Yankees lineup for the first time since the opening series of the season, Giancarlo Stanton went 0-for-4 against the Rays on Tuesday night. ...Edwin Encarnacion hammered his first homer of his Yankees career last night -- a bomb to right-center field to pad the Yankees' lead. ...The Yankees have won their last three games. ...Cameron Maybin continues to show off his power, hitting a home run in each of his last four games.

Tags: CC Sabathia, Gary Sanchez, Houston Astros
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New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees LHP CC Sabathia became the 48th pitcher in MLB history to reach 250 wins when he helped beat the Tampa Bay Rays 12-1 on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.

Earlier this year, he became the 17th pitcher to record 3,000 strikeouts.

Is he destined for Cooperstown? His teammates think so.

Tags: CC Sabathia, Gary Sanchez, Tampa Bay Rays
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CC Sabathia gets win #250 00:01:00
New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia discusses his 250th victory and what it means to have a career like he's had

The Yankees completed their sweep of the Rays, 12-1, at Yankee Stadium on Thursday. >> Box score

Six takeaways from Wednesday's game...

1) CC Sabathia fared better this time out compared to his last outing against the White Sox. The veteran lefty went six innings, allowing just one run on a bloop single in the top of the sixth inning. That was only one of three hits he allowed, while striking out seven and walking three. 

Tags: CC Sabathia, Gary Sanchez, Gleyber Torres, Tampa Bay Rays
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Jun 15, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres (25) watches his two run home run against the Chicago White Sox during the fourth inning at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports (David Banks)
Jun 15, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres (25) watches his two run home run against the Chicago White Sox during the fourth inning at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports (David Banks)

The Yankees (45-27, lead AL East +2.5 games) are looking for a series sweep against the Rays (43-30, 2.5 games back in AL East) in a Wednesday matinee at 1:10 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

Yankees notes

In his return to the Yankees lineup for the first time since the opening series of the season, Giancarlo Stanton went 0-for-4 against the Rays on Tuesday night. ...Edwin Encarnacion hammered his first homer of his Yankees career last night -- a bomb to right-center field to pad the Yankees' lead. ...The Yankees have won their last three games. ...Cameron Maybin continues to show off his power, hitting a home run in each of his last four games.

Tags: CC Sabathia, Giancarlo Stanton, Tampa Bay Rays
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Jun 14, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) leaves the game against the Chicago White Sox during the fifth inning at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
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Jun 14, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) leaves the game against the Chicago White Sox during the fifth inning at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports (David Banks)

Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge may well be on their way back to the Yankees lineup, but it is the Bombers' starting pitching that is in greater need of a jolt. 

CC Sabathia lasted just 4.2 innings in Friday night's 10-2 loss to the White Sox, allowing six runs -- five earned -- on 10 hits and three walks raising his ERA to 4.42 on the season. Sabathia is 0-3 with a 6.89 ERA with hitters batting .375 against him in his last three starts. 

The Yankees have now lost seven of their last 10 and have fallen out of first place in the AL East but manager Aaron Boone is not ready to sound the alarm bells just yet on his starting rotation. 

Tags: CC Sabathia, Domingo German, J.A. Happ, James Paxton, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka
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Jun 14, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) delivers against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
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Jun 14, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) delivers against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports (David Banks)

The Yankees fell to the White Sox 10-2 on Friday night at Guaranteed Rate Field. >> Box score

Four takeaways from Friday's game...

1) CC Sabathia entered the night searching for his 250th career win, but it wasn't in the cards. Given an early 1-0 lead, Sabathia surrendered the lead right away in the first inning, as Eloy Jimenez lifted a three-run home run. On a night that the Yankees needed a longer outing from their starter, CC went just 4.2 innings, allowing six runs (five earned) on 10 hits while striking out just three.

Tags: CC Sabathia, Luke Voit
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May 22, 2019; Baltimore, MD, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) delivers a pitch during the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports (Tommy Gilligan)
May 22, 2019; Baltimore, MD, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) delivers a pitch during the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports (Tommy Gilligan)

The Yankees (41-26, 0.5 GA in AL East) play their second of four games in Chicago against the White Sox (33-34, 12.0 GB in AL Central) on Friday at 8:10 p.m.

Yankees notes

Brett Gardner has now hit three home runs in his last four games. ... Clint Frazier, who is back in right field on Friday for the Yankees, is hitting .395 with runners in scoring position this season. ... With two hits on Thursday, Didi Gregorius is now 8-18 since returning from Tommy John surgery.

Tags: Brett Gardner, CC Sabathia, Chicago White Sox, Clint Frazier, Didi Gregorius
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Jun 9, 2019; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) throws a pitch during the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Oracle Park. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports (Ed Szczepanski)
Jun 9, 2019; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) throws a pitch during the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Oracle Park. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports (Ed Szczepanski)

The Yankees just can't catch a break when it comes to their starting rotation. 

Domingo German, who was surprisingly one of the best rotation arms, hit the IL with a hip flexor strain last week. He was the latest starter to hit the list that has had the likes of James Paxton and CC Sabathia on it. Luis Severino has been a mainstay as well, suffering a lat strain that moved him to the 60-day IL. 

The Yankees know they need to add help to makeup for these losses, and potential ones down the road. Many believed Dallas Keuchel would choose to wear pinstripes this season, but the Braves beat out their bid in the end. 

Tags: CC Sabathia, Domingo German, James Paxton, Luis Severino, Zack Wheeler, Scott Thompson
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Aug 28, 2018; Kansas City, MO, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Matthew Boyd (48) pitches against the Kansas City Royals in the first inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports (Jay Biggerstaff)
Aug 28, 2018; Kansas City, MO, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Matthew Boyd (48) pitches against the Kansas City Royals in the first inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports (Jay Biggerstaff)

The Tigers are officially open for business.

Can the Yankees use Detroit's position as sellers with the trade deadline six weeks away to their advantage? Perhaps. 

According to MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi, the Tigers are willing to deal any veteran on the roster. That includes Matthew Boyd, who is currently in the midst of his strongest season in the big leagues. 

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Jun 8, 2019; Cleveland, OH, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) throws a pitch during the first inning of a game against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Dermer-USA TODAY Sports (David Dermer)
Jun 8, 2019; Cleveland, OH, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) throws a pitch during the first inning of a game against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Dermer-USA TODAY Sports (David Dermer)

The Yankees lost their second straight in Cleveland Saturday, 8-4, and have now lost five of their last six games. >> Box score

Five takeaways from Saturday's game

1) Things started well for CC Sabathia as he began the day with three scoreless innings. But he gave up two runs in the fourth which tied the game, and then surrendered a two-run homer to Oscar Mercado in the fifth, allowing Cleveland to take a 4-2 lead. Sabathia finished the inning and then his day was done. He allowed seven hits and a walk while striking out eight.

Tags: CC Sabathia, Cleveland Indians, Didi Gregorius, Jonathan Holder
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DJ LeMahieu (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)
DJ LeMahieu (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees (39-23, 0.5 GA in AL East) look to bounce back in Cleveland (32-31, 10.5 GB in AL Central) on Saturday at 4:10 p.m.

Yankees notes

Saturday's lineup represents an example of how Aaron Boone will keep DJ LeMahieu in the lineup with a crowded infield now that Didi Gregorius is back. With Gleyber Torres back at second and Gio Urshela at third, LeMahieu is starting at first base for the second time this season. It's his third career start and eighth career appearance at first. ... Luke Voit is getting the day off after taking a golden sombrero (four strikeouts) on Friday. Kendrys Morales will DH. ... Gary Sánchez is also out of the lineup.

Tags: CC Sabathia, Cleveland Indians, Didi Gregorius, Gleyber Torres
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Duquette on Yanks mound search 00:01:19
SNY baseball analyst Jim Duquette on Marcus Stroman as a desirable trade target to bolster the Yankees rotation

Anthony McCarron, SNY.tv | Twitter |

So Dallas Keuchel ended up in Atlanta instead of the Bronx. It's not the end of the (pitching) world for the Yankees. 
 
If Brian Cashman decides his club needs rotation help, there ought to be plenty available as the MLB calendar flips from the amateur draft to the trading season. 
 
How's this for choices? According to scouts and executives, the following pitchers are already on the market: Madison Bumgarner, Aaron Sanchez and Marcus Stroman. Teams such as Kansas City and Seattle are putting out the word within the industry that they'll listen to offers on many of the players on their rosters, which could add potential inventory.  

Tags: CC Sabathia, Domingo German, James Paxton, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Anthony McCarron
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Oct 16, 2018; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel (60) walks off the mound after the third out in the first inning of game three of the 2018 ALCS playoff baseball series against the Boston Red Sox at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports (Troy Taormina)
Oct 16, 2018; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel (60) walks off the mound after the third out in the first inning of game three of the 2018 ALCS playoff baseball series against the Boston Red Sox at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports (Troy Taormina)

The Yankees are one of the frontrunners to sign free agent Dallas Keuchel, but the Braves could be emerging as the frontrunner.

While Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reported earlier in the day that the Braves were making a 'push' for Keuchel, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic has since reported that the Braves are in 'serious talks' to acquire the lefty, though other teams are still involved.

SNY's Andy Martino adds that the market for Keuchel this week has proven to be a bit more "robust" than expected, with the Cardinals also involved.

Tags: CC Sabathia, James Paxton, Masahiro Tanaka, Danny Abriano
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel delivers a pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning at Minute Maid Park. (Erik Williams/USA TODAY Sports)
Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel delivers a pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning at Minute Maid Park. (Erik Williams/USA TODAY Sports)

With Day 1 of the MLB Draft passed, free agency 2.0 has officially begun. 

By that, I mean teams are going to ramp up their interest in signing Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel -- two players who have hung in free agency limbo since this offseason. Teams were hesitant to sign either of them due to the fact that a draft pick or international bonus pool money would have to be forfeited to do so.

With that out of the way, SNY's Andy Martino is "getting the feeling" that Keuchel -- a player who has long been on the Yankees' radar -- could find his new home by the end of today. The Yankees are a top candidate to land the veteran lefty, while MLB.com's Mark Feinsand has the Braves at the top of the heap, too.

Tags: CC Sabathia, James Paxton, Scott Thompson
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Yankees fall 8-5 to Red Sox 00:00:48
The Yankees with a little help from the weather almost pulled off a late-inning comeback against the Red Sox, but lost 8-5.

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

The Yankees weren't able to complete a three-game sweep as they lost to the Red Sox 8-5 on Sunday at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score

Six takeaways from Sunday's game

1) CC Sabathia was not fantastic, but did more than enough to keep the Yankees in the game, and probably provided more length (six innings) than they might have honestly believed they would receive. Sabathia allowed three runs (including two homers) and struck out eight batters as he came up short in his latest attempt to secure career win No. 250.

Tags: CC Sabathia, Clint Frazier, Gleyber Torres, Luis Cessa, Luke Voit, Boston Red Sox, Chris Carelli
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Apr 19, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Apr 19, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

The Yankees look to sweep the defending World Series champions and open a 10 1/2-game lead over the Red Sox when they host their division rivals on Sunday at 7:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

Yankees notes

The Yankees have a plus-79 run differential, which ranked fifth in the majors entering Sunday. ... Since May 5, Gleyber Torres is slashing .314/.379/.674 with nine home runs and 15 RBIs. ... Gary Sanchez has six home runs in his last 10 games and 18 home runs this season. By contrast, he hit 18 home runs in 89 games all of last year.

Tags: CC Sabathia, Gary Sanchez, Gleyber Torres, Boston Red Sox
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May 17, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) reacts on his way to the dugout in the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
May 17, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) reacts on his way to the dugout in the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

As the Yankees look for a weekend sweep of the Red Sox Sunday, they will hand the ball to CC Sabathia, who is coming off the IL. 

The veteran lefty has been on the IL since his May 22 start that saw another instance of inflammation in his right knee. It has become somewhat of an annual stint on the IL due to that knee. 

But this is something Sabathia and the Yankees virtually expect at this point. Sabathia tries his best to keep it in the best shape possible, but he explained how he always feels that slight bit of discomfort on a daily basis. When it's his turn in the rotation, though, it's a matter of how bad.

Tags: CC Sabathia, Scott Thompson
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New York Yankees starting pitcher J.A. Happ pitches against the Los Angeles Angels in the first inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. (Richard Mackson/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees starting pitcher J.A. Happ pitches against the Los Angeles Angels in the first inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. (Richard Mackson/USA TODAY Sports)

J.A. Happ isn't having the best start to his 2019 season.

His 5.09 ERA is the second-worst mark of his career, he's allowed the sixth-most home runs in the MLB, and his strikeout rate is at its lowest mark since 2016.

Why, then, do the Yankees have total confidence throwing him out there against the Red Sox in one of the most important games of the season on Friday night? Well, this is what the Yankees acquired Happ to do...

Tags: CC Sabathia, J.A. Happ, Boston Red Sox
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Oct 8, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel (60) throws out a pitch in the first inning against the Cleveland Indians during game three of the 2018 ALDS playoff baseball series at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports (Ken Blaze)
Oct 8, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel (60) throws out a pitch in the first inning against the Cleveland Indians during game three of the 2018 ALDS playoff baseball series at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports (Ken Blaze)

The Yankees are reportedly a frontrunner for free agent left-hander Dallas Keuchel, according to SNY's Andy Martino. The report doesn't necessarily come as a surprise, as New York has long had a clear need.

Staff ace Luis Severino is out for the foreseeable future, Domingo German will eventually face an innings limit, and the durability of James Paxton and CC Sabathia will be monitored.

If the team does sign the 31-year-old after the amatuer draft, they won't need to give up a compensatory pick. This is an important factor of potentially signing Keuchel, as any team interested will likely be more willing to add a large one-year deal, the kind he's been seeking...

Tags: CC Sabathia, Domingo German, J.A. Happ, James Paxton, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka
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