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Pinstripe Alley Aug 5, 2022
The Yankees should get creative with Germán and the rotation

The Yankees should get creative with Germán and the rotation

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ With the fifth rotation spot, should the Yankees go with a bullpen game or use Domingo Germán as a starter? The Yankees are in a bit of a weird place with their starting rotation right now. With Luis Severino on the injured list and Jordan Montgomery traded, the fifth rotation spot seemingly belongs to Domingo Germán. That is not ideal in a lot of ways. He has proven over the course of five seasons that he is a middling at best starter in the major leagues. In his five seasons, he has averaged a 4.60 ERA over 354.0 innings with 381 strikeouts. In...
Yankees pitcher Luis Severino unhappy after getting place on injured list

Yankees pitcher Luis Severino unhappy after getting place on injured list

Severino was clearly annoyed that the team plans to keep him in a holding pattern until mid-September.
Pinstripe Alley Aug 2, 2022
Today on Pinstripe Alley - 8/2/22

Today on Pinstripe Alley - 8/2/22

Lou Trivino | Photo by Jim McIsaac/ Do the Yankees have any further surprises up their sleeve on the final day of trade activity? Scott Effross! Frankie Montas! Lou Trivino! Homers from Aaron Judge, Anthony Rizzo, and Jose Trevino in a 7-2 win over a potential playoff opponent! Yesterday was a great day for the Yankees, even with the news of Luis Severino heading to the 60-day IL. What will the day of the actual trade deadline have in store? Let’s find out. We’re keeping it straightforward on the site today. Dan has the weekly minor league review and Josh has the...
Pinstripe Alley Aug 2, 2022
NYY news: Busy day for Bombers

NYY news: Busy day for Bombers

Photo by Dustin Satloff/ Yankees make trades, acquire pitchers Frankie Montas, Lou Trivino, and Scott Effross; Luis Severino transferred to 60-day IL; Yankees made offer for Shohei Ohtani, but Angels aren’t moving superstar MLB.com | Bryan Hoch: On a busy Monday, the Yankees made two trades, the bigger one of which was the acquisition of pitchers Frankie Montas and Lou Trivino from the Athletics. Montas in particular was a move made to shore up a rotation that had been sputtering of late (read Josh’s reaction here). The Yankees gave up some intriguing prospects to...
Pinstripe Alley Aug 1, 2022
Yankees move Severino and Castro to 60-day IL, demote Schmidt and promote Carlos Espinal

Yankees move Severino and Castro to 60-day IL, demote Schmidt and promote Carlos Espinal

Photo by Elsa/ The Yankees will be without one of their starters until the end of the stretch run. In a hectic day full of new Yankees arriving onto the team via trade, the Yankees also shuffled around their current roster as well. Unfortunately, the latter news isn’t as positive — Luis Severino and Miguel Castro will be getting moved from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day injured list. In addition, Clarke Schmidt is getting sent down to Scranton and Carlos Espinal is moving up to the active roster as the corresponding move. Starting with the headline name,...
Pinstripe Alley Aug 1, 2022
Yankees’ pitching staff now playoff-set with Montas, Trivino

Yankees’ pitching staff now playoff-set with Montas, Trivino

Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports Montas comes to the Bronx as the safety valve for a rotation that’s been under pressure. Well Brian, hats off to you. The Yankees have been plagued by pitching regression for the last six weeks or so, with Luis Severino going to the IL, Jameson Taillon struggling, and even the top two arms in Gerrit Cole and Nestor Cortes still pitching well, but not as dominant as the first couple months of the season. The team needed pitching help, and 24 hours before the deadline, Brian Cashman delivered, landing Frankie Montas and Lou Trivino from...
Luis Severino’s injury putting pressure on Yankees to add to rotation

Luis Severino’s injury putting pressure on Yankees to add to rotation

Luis Severino was on the field Friday, but the Yankees right-hander was nowhere near a mound yet. Severino, who was placed on the injured list July 14 with a strained lat muscle, was in the outfield, trying to clear the last few hurdles before he can begin his throwing program.
Pinstripe Alley Jul 28, 2022
PSA Podcast Ep. 164: Super Benintendo Chalmers

PSA Podcast Ep. 164: Super Benintendo Chalmers

Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via The sluggish Yankees have made the first major trade of the deadline! Welcome to Andrew Benintendi. Problem: The Yankees have been off their game in July with a 10-12 record and 2-5 since the end of the All-Star break, including an 0-4 mark against the potential October opponent Astros and Mets. Sure, IL stints from Michael King, Giancarlo Stanton, and Luis Severino haven’t helped matters, but even with the team’s terrific record, areas for improvement are clear. Solution: GM Brian Cashman took an important step toward...
Pinstripe Alley Jul 23, 2022
Yankees potential trade target: Merrill Kelly

Yankees potential trade target: Merrill Kelly

Photo by Denis Poroy/ The Arizona Diamondbacks righty is no ace, but he is a very competent pitcher, one that the Yankees could look to acquire if they don’t want to pay a premium prospect cost. The Yankees have solid pitching depth, especially in the bullpen. However, Luis Severino’s lat injury could encourage them to bring in a good, reliable starter to compete with Domingo Germán for a rotation spot. The latter is capable of holding down a place, but competition never hurts. With that said, it’s unclear if the Yankees will pursue a starter or not. If they do,...
Pinstripe Alley Jul 21, 2022
Yankees 5, Astros 7: Nothing clicked in Houston

Yankees 5, Astros 7: Nothing clicked in Houston

Photo by Bob Levey/ Getting swept in a doubleheader by your biggest rival is not how you want to begin the second half. On a night of opportunity for affirmance, Domingo Germán only highlighted the question marks surrounding the fifth spot in the Yankees rotation with the injury to Luis Severino. Pitching against the Astros on the road in your first start back is far from a picnic, but even for those who dampened expectations, Germán’s first start in 2022 was a letdown. The score was 5-0, Houston, after two innings, and that vaulted the Astros to a 7-5 win, and a...
Pinstripe Alley Jul 21, 2022
Yankees activate Domingo Germán, DFA Ryan Weber

Yankees activate Domingo Germán, DFA Ryan Weber

Photo by Mike Stobe/ The right-hander will make his season debut against the Houston Astros tonight. With Luis Severino expected to miss several weeks with a right lat strain, the Yankees activated the pitcher who will seemingly take his spot in the rotation for the time being: Domingo Germán. He is now officially off the 60-day injured list and part of the active roster. Germán will make his season debut against the Houston Astros tonight at Minute Maid Park, and will try to avenge the Yankees’ loss in the matinee. He has missed the entire campaign to this point...
Pinstripe Alley Jul 17, 2022
NYY News: The Martian is High-A-bound

NYY News: The Martian is High-A-bound

Photo by Kevork Djansezian/ Domínguez is promoted to High-A and celebrates with a homer in Futures Game; Castro diagnosed with shoulder strain; Judge won’t let his team down; Old Timers’ Day list of participants released. MLB Trade Rumors | Mark Polishuk: Yankees reliever Miguel Castro joins Luis Severino on the injured list, after being diagnosed with a right shoulder strain on Saturday. Outfielder Tim Locastro was recalled in a corresponding move. Castro won’t throw for a month at the very least, according to manager Aaron Boone. He hasn’t pitched since July...
Luis Severino’s potential injury leaves Yankees with plenty of questions about second-half pitching depth

Luis Severino’s potential injury leaves Yankees with plenty of questions about second-half pitching depth

Luis Severino walking off the field Wednesday night after just two innings was a red flag.
Pinstripe Alley Jul 14, 2022
NYY News: Sevy down, Hicks mending

NYY News: Sevy down, Hicks mending

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports Severino exits start with injury; Hicks’ X-rays come back negative; Sears demoted; Bird’s second stint with the Yankees ends in Scranton; Finding suitors for Gallo; Is the Yankee rotation primed for October? New York Post | Greg Joyce: Luis Severino departed last night’s game with right shoulder tightness, leaving the Yankees to hold their breath in the face of the what’s one of the more significant injury scares the roster has suffered this season. Severino was showing worrying signs early in his start, with his fastball velo...
Pinstripe Alley Jul 13, 2022
Yankees 7, Reds 6: Sevy injured, Yanks win on 10th-inning wild pitch

Yankees 7, Reds 6: Sevy injured, Yanks win on 10th-inning wild pitch

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports Sevy left after two innings with right shoulder tightness, but the Yankees’ offense battled enough to end the mini-losing streak. After three ugly losses, this one looked like it might stretch the losing streak to four games. Luis Severino looked flat-out bad and eventually departed after only two innings and his team down 4-0 with what’s been reported as right shoulder soreness. But the bullpen calmed the game down, Isiah Kiner-Falefa got a huge hit, and it was the other team that melted down this time to get the Yankees a...

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