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, Edwin Encarnacion, Aaron Hicks, Jonathan Holder, Thairo Estrada, Stephen Tarpley
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
The Yankees fell to the Dodgers 2-1 on Saturday afternoon, despite Aaron Judge hitting a home run for the second straight game. >> Box Score
Five takeaways from Saturday's game
1) CC Sabathia threw 78 pitches in just four innings of work, allowing two earned runs on five hits and striking out seven Dodgers' batters. The lefty failed to make it past the fifth inning for the fourth-straight game. Last time he made it through five innings was on July 16 against the Rays when he threw 6.0 innings.
The interleague battle for the best record in the MLB continues Saturday as the Yankees (84-46, 8.0 GA in AL East) resume action against the Los Angeles Dodgers (85-45, 20.5 GA in NL West) at Dodger Stadium at 4:05 p.m.
Gary Sanchez gets the day off after he became the fastest catcher to 100 home runs with his third-inning solo shot in Friday's 10-2 win, but the Yankees return to the field with power surging through the lineup. RF Aaron Judge and 2B Gleyber Torres each homered, while SS Didi Gregorious one-upped his teammates when he belted two long balls -- including a fifth-inning grand slam -- that catapulted the Yankees past the Dodgers for the series-opening victory. In Sanchez's place, reliable backup Austin Romine becomes the Yankees' backstop. On the season, Romine has appeared in 54 games and slashed .266/.289/.410 with six home runs and 28 RBI.
The two fastest catchers in MLB history to 100 home runs prominently played for New York's teams.
Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez etched his name in the record books in the top of the third inning of Friday night's 10-2 win at the Los Angeles Dodgers when he hit a solo home run to put New York up 2-0.
The blast over the left-field wall marked Sanchez's 29th of the season, but it also made him the fastest to 100 homers among catchers and American League players, surpassing then-Dodgers catcher Mike Piazza (422 games) and fifth-year Texas Rangers OF/1B/3B Joey Gallo (377 games) at 355 games.
Tags: Gary Sanchez
After the Yankees reportedly added another arm to its bullpen Friday afternoon, manager Aaron Boone provided context to the move.
Before the Yankees' 10-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night, New York claimed RHP Cory Gearrin off waivers, The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal first reported.
In a pregame media availability with Boone, he said his team's newest pitcher brings several advantages to the bullpen as it pads its depth ahead of September and October.
Tags: Jonathan Loaisiga
Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez and Gleyber Torres all homered, but Didi Gregorius' fifth-inning grand slam was the big blow to the Dogers in the Yankees' 10-2 victory over Los Angeles on Friday. >> Box Score
Four takeaways from Friday's game
1) With the Yankees leading 2-1 in the fifth, Gregorius came to the plate with the bases loaded and took the first pitch he saw from Hyun-Jin Ryu deep to right field to break the game wide open. Gregorius added a second homer with the game well out of reach, a solo shot in the top of the ninth. The shortstop now has 13 home runs since making his season debut on June 7.
Tags: Aaron Judge, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Gleyber Torres, James Paxton, Nestor Cortes Jr, Tommy Kahnle
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.
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
A big night from Gleyber Torres at the plate was not enough to prevent the sweep, as the A's topped the Yankees, 5-3, on Thursday night in Oakland. >> Box Score
Five takeaways from Thursday's game
1) While throwing 109 pitches, Masahiro Tanaka only mustered six innings of work while laboring through a few innings, starting right out of the gate in the first. The A's plated three runs in the opening frame, which was helped by two walks from Tanaka, after he did not walk a single batter over his last two starts. Matt Olson grounded into a force out which scored Marcus Semien for the game's first run, then Mark Canha added a two-run single to left field.
The Yankees have had some rocky moments from their pitching staff this season, but manager Aaron Boone thinks the team has plenty in the tank to win it all.
The Bronx Bombers notably didn't add any arms to the rotation during the recent trade deadline, but speaking to WFAN on Thursday prior to Thursday night's game against the A's, Boone said things are more than fine on the mound for his team. Including players that could return from injury, the Yankees have a World Series worthy staff, according to Boone.
"Oh yeah, we have enough to be the best team in the world," Boone said.
Tags: Chad Green, Dellin Betances, Luis Severino
The Yankees have nine days to call up prospect Deivi Garcia if they want him to be eligible to pitch in the postseason.
Garcia was just shifted to the bullpen for the remainder of the season, so he's about to start getting acclimated to the role the Yankees would utilize him in this season if he's promoted. So what's the plan?
According to SNY's Andy Martino, a Yankees person said "maybe" when asked earlier this week whether Garcia was still in consideration for a September role with the team in the bullpen.
Tags: Luis Severino, Danny Abriano
The Yankees dropped their third game in a row with a 6-4 loss to the Athletics on Wednesday night. >> Box Score
Five takeaways from Wednesday's game...
1) J.A. Happ struggled once again, throwing just 4.0 innings and allowing five earned runs including two home runs. Happ struck out four batters, walked just two, and allowed only four hits. His record is now 10-8 on the season.
Deivi Garcia has garnered attention from fans and media since the Yankees promoted the RHP to the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, but another arm developing on New York's farm reportedly has folks within the organization buzzing.
From a high-ranking Yankees scout to the franchise's High-A manager, a Wednesday report by Brendan Kuty of NJ Advance Media details New York's infatuation with RHP Miguel Yajure.
Garcia is nearing a possible promotion to the big leagues, where the Yankees could use him from the bullpen during the team's postseason push from August through October, but Yajure appears to be on his own ascension as he climbs the ladder.
Tags: Deivi Garcia
The Yankees (83-44, 10.0 GA in AL East) continue their nine-game road trip on the West Coast in Oakland against the Athletics (72-53, 8.0 GB in AL West, 0.0 GB in Wild Card) on Wednesday at 10:07 p.m.
After Tuesday's 6-2 loss to the A's, the Yankees aim to end their two-game skid, which includes Sunday's 8-4 loss to the Cleveland Indians. They notched 11 hits but managed only two runs, both coming on solo shots by DH Gary Sanchez and RF Aaron Judge in the top of the first and eighth innings, respectively. Despite Tuesday's loss, the Yankees remained 10 games ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays in the AL East and maintained a tie with the Los Angeles Dodgers for the MLB's best record at 83-44.
The Yankees top prospect, RHP Deivi Garcia will move to the bullpen for the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders for the rest of the season according to Conor Foley of The Times-Tribune in Scranton.
Foley noted that the Yankees have made similar moves like this last season with RHP Chance Adams and LHP Justus Sheffield. This was in preparation for the end of season roles that each player was going to have with the team. Adams pitched in three games last season, going 0-1 with a 7.04 ERA. While Sheffield also pitched in three games, throwing just 2.2 innings and allowing three earned runs on four hits.
Garcia, the No. 64 prospect in the MLB, has struggled in his two most recent starts. He failed to make it through the fifth inning in either game, and allowed two runs in both match-ups. He struck out a total of nine batters and walked four over 8.1 combined innings of work.
Tags: Chance Adams, Deivi Garcia, Justus Sheffield
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It looked so easy for Aaron Judge, when he turned on a Joakim Soria fastball Tuesday night in Oakland and launched it 467 feet, that it seemed almost impossible to believe this was the first time all season he'd pulled a home run to left field.
That was my first thought and, it turned out, a fairly common reaction among baseball people I talked to on Wednesday.
As one long-time scout said, "It had gotten to the point where it was almost bizarre watching him swing like Derek Jeter this year."
Tags: Aaron Judge, John Harper
The Yankees allowed two first inning home runs in Tuesday night's 6-2 loss to the Athletics. >> Box Score
Five takeaways from Tuesday's game...
1) Domingo German had a rough start, giving up three earned runs in the first inning including two home runs. He finished the game after 5.1 innings of work, allowing a total of five earned runs on eight hits. German did strike out seven batters, but it wasn't enough to slow down the A's offense. It was his first loss since June 7 against the Indians, as his record is now 16-3 on the season.
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.
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
Yankees RF Aaron Judge has quickly become one of the MLB's prolific power hitters. But his numbers recently haven't been able to back that up.
You might have noticed Judge's power numbers this season haven't been what they should be. He has only totaled 12 homers and 12 doubles for his 24 extra-base hits over 69 games thus far.
So is it time for the Yankees to start to worry about that aspect of Judge's bat? Well, let's really take a look at the numbers.
Tags: Aaron Judge, Scott Thompson
After being one of the most reliable relievers in baseball from 2012 to 2017, Trevor Rosenthal has been almost impossibly bad this season for the Nationals and Tigers. But the Yankees are taking a shot that his upside can again be reached.
Rosenthal, who elected free agency on Aug. 11 after a brief stint with the Tigers, has agreed to a minor league deal with the Yankees, Joel Sherman of the New York Post confirmed.
The 29-year-old Rosenthal has posted a 13.50 ERA and 2.41 WHIP with 17 strikeouts in 15.1 innings this season with the Nats and Tigers, during what is his first year back after undergoing Tommy John surgery late in the 2017 season.
Every Monday, we'll be taking a look at how the Yankees' top prospects (their MLB.com Yankees Top-30 rankings are in parenthesis) are faring.
Deivi Garcia, RHP, Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (No. 1, MLB No. 64) -- ETA 2020
Garcia failed to get through the fifth inning in either of his two starts this past week. He allowed two runs in both contests, walking four and striking out nine batters in 8 1/3 combined innings.
Tags: Albert Abreu, Estevan Florial, Chris Carelli
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.
Tags: CC Sabathia
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
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.
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
Before the Yankees finished up their series with the Indians on Sunday, all hands were on deck to watch Luis Severino toss a sim game at Yankee Stadium.
GM Brian Cashman, manager Aaron Boone, and even players like Luke Voit were out watching Severino throw to three hitters. And as they all hoped, the session went well with Severino walking off with smiles.
"It felt good," Severino told The Daily News' Kristie Ackert. "I haven't been on a mound, a real mound, before so that was good."
Tags: Dellin Betances, Luis Severino
The Yankees celebrated Mariano Rivera's Hall of Fame induction at Yankee Stadium on Saturday. The man of the hour said he believes the team should be having a championship celebration of their own very soon.
While discussing his recent unanimous Hall of Fame bid, the first of its kind, Rivera gave his opinion on the current state of the Yankees.
There's no reason a World Series title shouldn't be on the horizon, says Rivera.
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.
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.
Tags: Brett Gardner, CC Sabathia
Earlier this summer, Yankees great Mariano Rivera officially entered the Baseball Hall of Fame, the first member to ever be unanimously inducted.
On Saturday, the Yankees celebrated Rivera's unanimous induction with a pregame ceremony. Rivera and his family took the field, and the greatest closer of all time took a moment to say thank you.
Today we celebrated Mariano Rivera becoming the first unanimous Hall of Famer. In appreciation for all he's done for the Yankees organization, the Yankees donated $250,000 to the Mariano Rivera Foundation. Mo also threw out the ceremonial first pitch to his son, Mariano Jr. pic.twitter.com/sBj00lLIBC- New York Yankees (@Yankees) August 17, 2019
The Yankees (82-42, 10.5 GA in AL East) continue their four-game series with the American League Wild Card leading Cleveland Indians (73-50, 1.5 GB in AL Central, 2.0 GA in first Wild Card) on Saturday at 1:05 p.m.
The Yankees beat the Indians on Friday night 3-2, thanks to Masahiro Tanaka's 6.1 innings of four hit baseball. The righty struck out two batters and allowed just two runs, good enough to get his ninth win of the season. Aroldis Chapman came in for the close, and now has 34 saves on the season. Gio Urshela led the Yankees' bats, going 3-for-4 from the plate... the team had 10 hits collectively for the game. Aaron Judge had two hits including a double and a walk, showing signs of breaking out of his recent struggles.
The Yankees bounced back to beat the Indians 3-2 on Friday night at Yankee Stadium. >> Box Score
Five takeaways from Friday's game...
1) Masahiro Tanaka's night was going relatively smooth until the righty allowed his second home run of the game when Yasiel Puig blasted a solo shot in the top of the seventh inning. Tanaka finished the game with two earned runs, four hits, and two strikeouts over 6.1 innings. Thanks to the bullpen work of Tommy Kahnle, Zack Britton and Aroldis Chapman, Tanaka was able to get his ninth win of the season.
The Yankees (81-42, 9.5 GA in AL East) look to rebound against the American League Wild Card leading Cleveland Indians (73-49, 0.5 GB in AL Central, 2.0 GA in first Wild Card) on Friday at 7:05 p.m.
The Yankees struggled on Thursday night, giving up a season-high 19 runs in a loss to the Indians. Chad Green had his worst start of the season, allowing five earned runs in the first inning including two home runs. Jose Ramirez hit a grand slam, and Jason Kipnis followed up with a solo shot, thus ending Green's start after recording just one out. The rest of the bullpen under-performed as well -- with Jonathan Loaisiga giving up four earned runs over 2.2 innings and Chance Adams giving up five earned runs and 10 hits in 3.2 innings of work. First baseman/designated hitter Mike Ford made his pitching debut in the bottom of the eighth inning, going 2.0 innings and allowing five earned runs on six hits... however, he did get one strikeout to end the top of the ninth inning.
Tags: Chad Green, Masahiro Tanaka
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Aaron Judge left the batters box Thursday night in the first, seventh and ninth innings under identical circumstances: He'd been caught looking all three times as part of an 0-for-5 night.
In the first, umpire Tom Hallion made a pitcher-friendly call, ringing up Judge on a low fastball out of the strike zone. In the seventh Judge took slider in the middle of the zone. In the ninth, it was a fastball inside -- not technically a strike, but perhaps a bit too close to take on 3-2.
Over the past month, Judge's deep slump has been the lone drag on a Yankees offense that has otherwise rolled through the summer. He's the team's best player, but he's batting .148 over his past 21 games, and slugging .370 in the second half.
Tags: Aaron Judge, Andy Martino
Mike Tauchman makes for a nice example. "I tell our kids that we have here now, 'Hey, here's a guy who got it done with sweat,"' says Elvis Dominguez.
Dominguez ought to know. Tauchman, one of the best stories to emerge from the Yankees' "Next Man Up" culture in the Bronx this season, was Dominguez's first recruit to Bradley University when the coach took over the program in 2008.
"He had all the intangibles," Dominguez says. "One thing that set him apart was that he outworked everyone. He was never satisfied, wanted to be the best and did everything he could to achieve that. That's tough to find - there are a lot of talented kids out there without that work ethic."
The Yankees were embarrassed by the Indians 19-5 on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium. >> Box Score
Five takeaways from Thursday's game...
1) Chad Green had his worst opening performance of the season for the Yankees. After Francisco Lindor and Greg Allen singled to start the game, Green walked Carlos Santana to load the bases. After Yasiel Puig went down swinging, Jose Ramirez hit a grand slam to center, giving the Indians an early 3-0 lead. After a mound visit, Green allowed another home run to Jason Kipnis, ending Green's night with just one out recorded and five earned runs.
Tags: Aaron Judge, Chad Green, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez
Andy Martino, SNY.tv | Twitter |
With the Yankees rolling along toward a division title, fans are naturally turning their thoughts to the playoff rotation. This year, it's a particularly hot topic because the general manager declined to add to it at the trade deadline.
The Yankees insist, both publicly and in private, that they haven't begun to think in earnest about the playoff roster and rotation -- though we can report, as we did in June, that the team is eyeing a Chad Green/Luis Severino game, provided the latter is healthy.
Tags: Chad Green, Domingo German, James Paxton, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Tommy Kahnle, Andy Martino
After sweep of lowly Orioles, the Yankees (81-41, 10.0 GA in AL East) start a four-game series against the American League Wild Card leading Cleveland Indians (72-49, 0.5 GB in AL Central, 1.5 GA in first Wild Card) on Thursday at 7:05 p.m.
The Yankees are up to a 10-1 overall record this season in extending outings for the bullpen. ... With a win, the Yankees with lock up at 27th straight season with a winning record (1993) and it would be the team's second-fastest time reaching 82 wins in a year. In 1998, the Yankees reached a record of 82-29, that team went on to win the World Series. ... Gio Urshela is hitting at a .488 average over his last 10 games, which includes four doubles, seven homers and 15 RBI. ... Didi Gregorius has 27 RBI in his last 22 games.
The 2019 season has been filled with highs for the Yankees, from DJ LeMahieu's spark at the top of the lineup, to the emergence of Gio Urshela, to Gleyber Torres' leap to stardom, among other storylines.
But it's been a frustrating campaign for Giancarlo Stanton, who's had to sit back and watch as the Yankees have slugged their way to the top of the AL East standings.
Stanton has appeared in just nine games this season, hampered by a myriad of injuries. After playing the first three games of the year against Baltimore, Stanton landed on the IL with a biceps injury. While rehabbing, he also had a shoulder issue and a calf injury that sidelined him further.
Tags: Giancarlo Stanton, Gleyber Torres
Domingo German is the MLB's leader in wins this season, after his latest start against the Orioles gave him his 16th victory. But, with that win, it was worth noting how many innings the 26-year-old has already racked up this season.
German has pitched 116 innings so far this season, which shatters his career-high in the bigs at 85.2. Back in 2017, he pitched a total 109 innings, but that's it.
SNY's John Harper spoke to an AL executive to see what the Yankees should do if German hits an inning limit and can't be used in the postseason, but GM Brian Cashman gave the answer we've been looking for on Thursday.
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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.
The Yankees are as hot as any team in baseball, winners of 13 out of 15.
They've also been on an incredible home run pace, particularly against the Orioles. During this week's completed four-game sweep, the Yankees homered nine times, making it a whopping 61 homers against Orioles pitching this season in 19 games.
But while the Yankees have been on this power-fueled run, slugger Aaron Judge has surprisingly not been a huge part of the Bombers' offensive machine.
Tags: Aaron Judge
The Yankees defeated the Orioles 6-5 on Wednesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. >> Box Score
Five takeaways from Wednesday's game...
1) J.A. Happ pitched much better compared to his last start, allowing six hits, striking out six, and allowing just two runs over 5.0 innings. This was a bounce back performance for Happ, who gave up six earned runs during his last outing against the Toronto Blue Jays on Aug. 9. This was his first start since July 19 that he allowed two or less runs.
Gleyber Torres' dominance over the Orioles has been on full display during their current four-game series in the Bronx. During the doubleheader on Monday, three homers left the yard to bring him to 13 on the season against Baltimore.
But it was on Wednesday afternoon that the young infielder tied a long-time Yankee record.
After roping a double, Torres became the first Yankee to record 17 extra-base hits against a single opponent since legend Mickey Mantle did it in 1957 against the White Sox. He had 18 extra-base hits that season.
Tags: Gleyber Torres
As the 2019 season delves deeper into August, the Yankees continue to exhaust all options on pitching.
The latest move occurred on Wednesday when they claimed Ryan Dull off waivers from the San Francisco Giants and added the right-handed reliever to their 40-man roster.
To create room, the Yankees designated righthander Brady Lail for assignment.
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.
The Yankees (80-41, 9.0 GA in AL East) are searching for a four-game sweep of the Orioles (39-81) at Yankee Stadium on Thursday at 1:05 p.m.
The Yankees brought Thairo Estrada up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and he's getting action right away in the ninth hole today while playing second base. ...Aaron Boone gave some positive injury updates, with CC Sabathia the best one. He'll return to the rotation on Sunday after dealing with right knee inflammation. ...Giancarlo Stanton also continues to progress, as he's close to running off the anti-gravity treadmill for the first time. ...Luke Voit was also seen taking grounders and hitting in the cage today. He could move on to Tampa or Scranton soon to continue his rehab.
Tags: J.A. Happ, Baltimore Orioles
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.
Tags: CC Sabathia
The Yankees and Dodgers have both already reached the 80-win mark, with the Yanks recently taking three of four games from the Red Sox before struggling against the Blue Jays while beating the absolute tar out of the tanking Orioles sandwiched around the Toronto series.
Despite annihilating most of their competition, the Yankees still have only the third-best odds to win the World Series, per Bovada.
Aside from the Dodgers, the Astros -- who traded for Zack Greinke on July 31 to add another ace to their starting rotation -- are also ahead of the Yanks.
The Yankees defeated the Orioles 8-3 on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium. >> Box Score
Five takeaways from Tuesday's game...
1) Domingo German was tremendous for the Yankees, cruising to his 16th win of the season. The right-hander went 7.0 innings for the Yanks, allowing just two earned runs on five hits. Both of German's earned runs came on solo home runs, but he did a good job of keeping runners off base.