3:49 PM EDT, Thu September 19, 2019
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Domingo German on administrative leave under MLB’s domestic violence policy

Domingo German on administrative leave under MLB’s domestic violence policy

Photo by Daniel Shirey/ Yankees pledge “complete cooperation throughout the investigative process.” Earlier today, Major League Baseball announced that Yankees pitcher Domingo German has been placed on administrative leave under the Joint MLB-MLBPA Domestic Violence policy. Per the announcement, MLB’s Department of Investigations has opened an investigation into the complaint. The Yankees released the following statement shortly thereafter: We fully support all measures being undertaken by the Commissioner’s Office pursuant to the Policy on Domestic Violence. We support this...
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Why has Adam Ottavino struggled for the Yankees of late?

Why has Adam Ottavino struggled for the Yankees of late?

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports Ottavino has been mainly dominant this season, but his last few outings have been rocky. Adam Ottavino has been one of the Yankees’ most valuable relievers this season, and one of the best free agent signings from this past offseason. But the righty has ran into a bit of trouble of late, having allowed a run in each of his past four outings, after surrendering just one in his last 11 before this recent stretch. Ottavino’s trouble reached a climax on Wednesday night against the Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani-less Angels, allowing another run on three hits...
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Chad Green is in vintage form with the Yankees

Chad Green is in vintage form with the Yankees

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports Although the sample size is small, the righty seems to be settling down at the right time. After a nightmarish start to the season and a subsequent stint in Triple-A Scranton, Chad Green was written off by many as an important major league contributor. Some said that he couldn’t succeed in the bigs with just one effective pitch and that the league would eventually catch up to him. After all, his career was trending downhill since his stellar 2017. It looks like he has turned a corner this season, though. In 2018, Green was more “human,” but still very...
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A look at the top prospects from the Yankees’ short-season affiliates

A look at the top prospects from the Yankees’ short-season affiliates

Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/ The Yankees system takes another step forward with numerous outstanding performances from young prospects at their Pulaski and Staten Island affiliates. The Rookie Advanced Pulaski Yankees, and the Short Season-A Staten Island Yankees fit the profile of the Yankees’ talented but young farm system. Both teams put together winning records, and had rosters full of high upside prospects. Here is a look at the players of note from Pulaski and Staten Island. Pulaski Yankees Pulaski finished the regular season 42-26, and their .618 winning percentage was the...
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Scoreboard Watching: Rays outlast Dodgers, Yankees’ magic number still 1

Scoreboard Watching: Rays outlast Dodgers, Yankees’ magic number still 1

Photo by John McCoy/ The Astros also pulled ahead in the home-field advantage race. The Yankees held an impromptu campout last night. The team huddled in the clubhouse watching the Rays-Dodgers game in anticipation of a division-clinching celebration. The champagne never flowed, but hey, they had a team-building exercise. Nothing wrong with that! Here’s what happened around the league while Tommy Kahnle went exploring through the Yankee Stadium offices after dark: Rays hold on against Dodgers in wild extra-innings game If the Yankees wanted to celebrate last night, they needed a...
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NYY news: No such thing as too many home runs

NYY news: No such thing as too many home runs

Photo by Adam Glanzman/ Boone annoyed that some think the Yankees hit too many home runs; Garcia named Yankees top prospect; Reliving Sabathia’s greatest moments in pinstripes; Yankees release five minor league staffers. NJ.com | Brendan Kuty: Some fans say the Yankees hit too many home runs or rely too heavily on the long ball. If you are that type of person, make sure you don’t say that around Aaron Boone. He believes that claim is completely false and the numbers prove otherwise. Pinstripe Alley also wrote extensively on the topic last fall. NJ.com | Brian Fonseca: MLB.com...
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Yankees bats go cold, Angels halt celebration 3-2

Yankees bats go cold, Angels halt celebration 3-2

Photo by Elsa/ The Yankees’ offense was held in check as Sabathia’s final regular season game in pinstripes ends in defeat. In his final start in Yankee Stadium, CC Sabthia took the mound against Dillion Peters. After scoring eight runs in Tuesday night’s game, the Yankees’ only offense on Wednesday was provided by Aaron Judge. The Bombers just couldn’t crack the Angels’ pitching as they dropped game two of the series by a final score of 3-2. Sabathia got himself into some trouble in the third. He struck out the first batter he faced in the inning, but then a single and a...
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Yankees Highlights: Sabathia says farewell, Bombers fail to clinch with a win

Yankees Highlights: Sabathia says farewell, Bombers fail to clinch with a win

Photo by Elsa/ The Yankees couldn’t quite clinch the AL East on their own terms in CC Sabathia’s final regular season start in New York. Tonight’s game between the Yankees and Angels was virtually devoid of actual stakes. The result of the game would have essentially zero impact on the fates of either club’s 2019 season. Yet for a game in which nothing was really up for grabs, there was a whole lot going on. Giancarlo Stanton made his return from injury as he tries to salvage a lost season. CC Sabathia made his final regular season start at Yankee Stadium, and what could be his...
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NYY vs. LAA: CC Sabathia vs. Dillon Peters

NYY vs. LAA: CC Sabathia vs. Dillon Peters

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ Sabathia makes his final regular season start in Yankee Stadium tonight. A day after the Yankees got their All-Star pitcher back in Luis Severino, they will be getting 2017 MVP Giancarlo Stanton back today. The attention, however, will not only focus on him. CC Sabathia will make his final regular-season start in the Bronx tonight, in what has been a Hall of Fame career. With a win, it would be their 100th on the year, and the Yankees would clinch the AL East title for the first time since 2012. What a moment it would be to see CC lead the Yankees playoff clinching...
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Giancarlo Stanton returns to Yankees’ lineup, batting fifth

Giancarlo Stanton returns to Yankees’ lineup, batting fifth

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ Stanton returns as the Yankees stand on the verge of clinching the AL East For the first time since June 25, Giancarlo Stanton is in the Yankees’ lineup. He will bat fifth and play left field. The team officially activated the outfielder earlier this afternoon after a few days of rumors. As a corresponding move, the club placed Dellin Betances on the 60-day injured list with a partially torn Achilles tendon. Stanton, 29, has appeared in just nine games in 2019. He’s gone 9-for-38 with seven walks and a home run, compared to 13 strikeouts. The slugger suffered a...
Sep 18, 2019
How James Paxton became the Yankees’ most reliable pitcher

How James Paxton became the Yankees’ most reliable pitcher

Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports The big left-hander’s knee is healthy, but his curve has become as helpful to his resurgence Landing James Paxton was the Yankees’ most exciting move of the offseason, and gave the team a left-handed power pitcher who would pair as a brilliant 1B to Luis Severino. Of course, the Severino part of that plan has only just come to fruition, and for a while, it looked like Paxton would have a disappointing first year in the Bronx, too. At the end of June, Paxton was almost exactly a league average pitcher—useful to have, but far from the dominant force...
Sep 18, 2019
Evaluating the first base situation the Yankees have on their hands

Evaluating the first base situation the Yankees have on their hands

Photo by Patrick McDermott/ With LeMahieu, Voit, and Encarnacion all playing first base this year, the Yankees have an important decision come October. October baseball is (almost) upon us. The Yankees have many decisions to make in terms of who makes the postseason roster and who plays where. Of all the permutations, arguably the most challenging decision for manager Aaron Boone is who fields first base. The good news for the Yankees is that—barring disaster—they won’t be playing in the Wild Card Game this year, so everyone that they want to play in a series can. Three different...
Sep 18, 2019
Breaking down Luis Severino’s 2019 debut for the Yankees

Breaking down Luis Severino’s 2019 debut for the Yankees

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports Severino made his 2019 debut last night. Here’s a breakdown of his performance. Luis Severino made his season debut on Tuesday night, returning from right shoulder inflammation and a Grade 2 Lat strain. Severino landed on the injured list on March 28 and had a lengthy recovery period. While the team has thrived in his absence, adding Severino to a pitching staff that has struggled this season will only give them confidence heading into the playoffs. Simply put, Severino could not have looked better last night. He came out of the gate hitting 97 mph on his...
Sep 18, 2019
Scoreboard Watching: Astros and Yankees keep pace

Scoreboard Watching: Astros and Yankees keep pace

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ The pesky Astros won again. After a quiet Monday, all of the relevant AL teams were back in action again Tuesday. The Yankees have all but locked up their trip to the postseason, and should make it official in the next day or two. However, the fight for home-field advantage continues. Here’s a look at the important games that happened around the league yesterday: Dodgers defeat Rays 7-5 The Dodgers rallied late to beat Tampa Bay last night. It was very much a bullpen game by both teams, but the home team was able to hold on for the win. That improved the...
Sep 18, 2019
NYY News: The latest injury updates

NYY News: The latest injury updates

Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/ Updates on injured players; Austin Romine’s importance with returning pitchers; AL East is a lock but best record in baseball is the real goal; Encarnacion says he’ll be back for September baseball. New York Times | James Wagner: We couldn’t be happier to the see Luis Severino back on the mound for the Yankees, but there are still several other injured Yankees who could help the team. Giancarlo Stanton should be coming back in a day or two, while timetables for Gary Sanchez and Edwin Encarnacion have not been announced. J.A. Happ recently received a...