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Lookout Landing Jun 18, 2016

Inside the Draft Room: The Kyle Lewis Story

What the M’s new video tells us about the draft room and the meaning of life. Those of you reading this probably know how bad the Mariners’ first-round picks have been in recent years. In fact, the most successful M’s first-rounder from Jack Zduriencik’s tenure, per bWAR, is... Dustin Ackley! Of course, the team has succeeded in later rounds, with Mariners regulars like Kyle Seager and James Paxton coming after the first round. Not all early picks have been failures, either — Taijuan Walker still looks like a great first-round selection. The video below, recently released by the...
New York Post Jun 10, 2016

How Rob Refsnyder arose from the curse of Yankees’ 1st base

Mark Teixeira still hasn’t begun baseball activities as he attempts to avoid surgery to repair torn cartilage in his right knee. Chris Parmelee is out for at least a month with a hamstring injury and Dustin Ackley won’t be back this season. So that leaves Rob Refsnyder as the Yankees’ starting first baseman — at...
River Ave. Blues Jun 7, 2016

Rob Refsnyder’s Big Chance

You know, I always assumed it would take an injury for Rob Refsnyder to get a chance to play everyday this season. I just didn’t think it would take injuries to Greg Bird and Mark Teixeira and Dustin Ackley. The Yankees have lost Plans A through C at first base to injury, so, with their […] The post Rob Refsnyder’s Big Chance appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
New York Post Jun 4, 2016

Nick Swisher’s minors obscurity: ‘I don’t want to be here’

MOOSIC, Pa. — Nick Swisher spent part of his pregame signing autographs on Saturday — but once again, it was at a minor league park and not with the Yankees. After seeing Dustin Ackley and Mark Teixeira both go down with injuries, the 35-year-old saw Rob Refsnyder and Chris Parmelee head to the Yankees, while...
River Ave. Blues Jun 3, 2016

Mark Teixeira leaves game with apparent right knee injury

Mark Teixeira left tonight’s game with what looked to be a right knee injury. Nothing obvious happened on the field, but YES showed Teixeira grabbing his knee and talking to the trainer in the dugout during the third inning. The Yankees haven’t announced any sort of update yet. The Yankees are already without Dustin Ackley […] The post Mark Teixeira leaves game with apparent right knee injury appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
New York Post Jun 1, 2016

Nick Swisher isn’t an option to replace Dustin Ackley

TORONTO — Dustin Ackley will undergo shoulder surgery to repair a torn right labrum and is done for the season. The backup first baseman/outfielder suffered the injury diving into first base Sunday at Tampa Bay. According to manager Joe Girardi, the surgery will be done Wednesday or Friday. “Labrum [surgery] is usually 12 to 14...
Seattle Times May 31, 2016

Former Mariner Dustin Ackley out for season with shoulder surgery

The Yankees’ infielder was hitting only .148 this season.
Newark Star-Ledger May 31, 2016

Why Rob Refsnyder could solve Yankees' 1st base problem

With Dustin Ackley hurt, the Yankees might not want to risk using their backup catcher at 1st base
New York Post May 31, 2016

Yankees are in serious trouble if Mark Teixeira isn’t OK

TORONTO — Mark Teixeira is confident he can return to the lineup and play regularly after not starting the previous five games due a neck problem. The switch-hitting first baseman better be correct, because while Dustin Ackley wasn’t anybody’s idea of a slick fielding first baseman, he had experience playing the position. Monday he went...
New York Post May 30, 2016

Dustin Ackley’s season could be done with shoulder injury

TORONTO — The Yankees’ first-base outlook became a little more cloudy on Monday with Dustin Ackley heading to the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder injury. Ackley suffered the injury in the Yankees’ 2-1 victory Sunday in Tampa Bay, forcing Mark Teixeira, who has not started the past five games because of neck spasms,...
Newark Star-Ledger May 30, 2016
Yankees surprise, send struggling Luis Severino to the minors

Yankees surprise, send struggling Luis Severino to the minors

Rob Refsnyder recalled, Dustin Ackley placed on the 15-day DL
River Ave. Blues May 30, 2016

Yankees send Severino to Triple-A, place Ackley on DL

The Yankees have placed utility player Dustin Ackley on the 15-day DL with a dislocated right shoulder, the team announced today. Rob Refsnyder has been recalled to fill the roster spot. Also, the Yankees activated Luis Severino off the DL and optioned him to Triple-A Scranton. The Severino move is far more notable. He made […] The post Yankees send Severino to Triple-A, place Ackley on DL appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

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