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Drury, Frazier progressing from respective injuries

Yankees third baseman Brandon Drury (migraines) and outfielder Clint Frazier (concussion) are progressing from their respective injuries and are expected to play minor league games this week.

Twinkie Town

Series Preview: Twins will attempt to salvage road trip against Yankees

Four games in the Bronx might be scary for our pitchers. Let’s hope the Twins bring their bats too! Another day, another AL East match up for the Twins. This time they’ll be playing the Yankees. Most people would tell you that the Yankees are better than the Rays, which isn’t ideal seeing as the Twins just dropped their first series of the year to Tampa last weekend. The Yankees are somehow in third place in the AL East, at 11-9. Meanwhile, the Twins will be coming at 8-8, but in second place in the AL-Central; after straight three losses. The Twins will be sending out their top four...

Puckett's Pond

Minnesota Twins look to prove they can win against the New York Yankees

The Minnesota Twins will look to bounce back from a bad series in Tampa Bay and prove they can beat the dangerous New York Yankees. The Minnesota Twins had a rough weekend in Tampa Bay as they were swept by the Rays in their three game series. Now the Twins travel to New York to […] Minnesota Twins look to prove they can win against the New York Yankees - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Pinstripe Alley

What are the odds that the Yankees sign Clayton Kershaw?

Jon Heyman thinks there’s a chance. Spring weather has finally arrived in New York, and the Yankees are starting to win. That leaves us only one thing to do: pour over free agent rumors! In a way too early look at next offseason, Jon Heyman connected the Yankees to Clayton Kershaw, the crown jewel pitcher of the 2018 - 2019 class. We know this involves an opt-out clause, but barring catastrophic injury he will do just that. While the Bombers don’t have the same advantage as the Dodgers or Rangers, Heyman assigns New York the third best odds in the preliminary phase of the Kershaw...


Rays Op-Ed: What are we to make of Daniel Robertson?

An article kind of about Daniel Robertson, and how players can be hard to evaluate. I had a rather interesting realization today. I began writing for DRaysBay a little over a year ago. Before my move to DRB, I was a baseball lover, but I didn’t have a team per se. This was not the first time I had hitched my wagon to a team that I had previously followed peripherally but had not had under my microscope. In past iterations, I had written about the Oakland A’s and Minnesota Twins, despite growing up in Yankees country (don’t worry, that love has been burned out of my soul thanks to too...

Pinstripe Alley

Yankees injury update: Adam Warren placed on the disabled list, Greg Bird headed to Tampa soon

Serious question: Is anyone on the team actually healthy? The hits just keep coming. It’s starting to feel like the Yankees are required to place two players on the disabled list for every one player who is activated. The Yankees got CC Sabathia back this week, but lost Tommy Kahnle, Luis Cessa, and Adam Warren to injuries. The bullpen has struggled enough without the added misfortune of half the staff being hurt. Here is the latest on how everyone is doing, and who is close to returning. Adam Warren Prior to today’s game, the Yankees announced that they called up Jonathan Holder and...

River Ave. Blues

Yankees placed Adam Warren on 10-day DL with back injury

Yes another reliever is heading to the disabled list. Earlier today the Yankees announced Adam Warren has been placed on the 10-day DL with what the team is calling a right back strain. Jonathan Holder has been called up to fill the vacated roster spot. More to come in a bit. The post Yankees placed Adam Warren on 10-day DL with back injury appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

River Ave. Blues

Game 19: My Kingdom For Some Run Prevention

Once again, the Yankees are looking to climb back over the .500 mark. They have been no more than one game above or one game below .500 since they were 4-2 on April 4th, after the quick two-game sweep of the Rays. The Yankees come into today at 9-9 with a +1 run differential. They’ve […] The post Game 19: My Kingdom For Some Run Prevention appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

Pinstripe Alley

What do the Yankees do if Sonny Gray is hurt?

This team can’t deal with a major pitching injury Sonny Gray has been bad this year. Through four starts he has an 8.27 ERA and is only averaging four innings per start, which is nothing close to what you want to see from one of your best pitchers. Gray was once one of the best young arms in the game, yet an injury-riddled 2016 season has put his future in question. It’s why the Athletics were even willing to trade him away in the first place. If he’s damaged goods, the Yankees are going to be in trouble, and there’s already evidence to suggest he might be. In 2016, Gray missed time...

Pinstripe Alley

What the Yankees have already lost in the early going

The season has only just started, but the Yankees have already lost a significant amount of ground in the division race. The Yankees have not had a strong start to the season. They’ve muddled along around .500, and have suffered a few particularly ugly defeats, notably a 14-1 shellacking on the road in Boston, and an embarrassing 9-1 loss at home to the cellar-dwelling Marlins. They’ve sustained injuries, come up short in key moments, and have just overall been middling so far. Get past the general malaise and the tough losses, though, and you can still see a great team. Even with the...

River Ave. Blues

Game 18: Sonny & Sanchez

The Yankees started this 18 days in 18 games stretch with a win last night, and they’ve now won three of their last four games overall even though it feels like they’re the suckiest bunch of sucks that ever sucked. Seriously, the Yankees have a ton of injuries, the bullpen isn’t nearly good as expected, […] The post Game 18: Sonny & Sanchez appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

River Ave. Blues

Aaron Judge’s continually improving plate discipline

Sixteen games into the 2018 season, the Yankees have been mediocre and Aaron Judge has been awesome. Judge is hitting .339/.480/.593 (193 wRC+) in the early going, which is more or less in line with his numbers prior to the shoulder injury/second half slump last season. Aaron Judge, it appears, really is this damn good. […] The post Aaron Judge’s continually improving plate discipline appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

New York Post

Potential Mets trade target bashes Yankees in return from injury

One pipe dream to solve the Mets’ catching injuries is officially back from an injury himself, making an entrance in The Bronx loud enough to hear from Citi Field. The Marlins activated J.T. Realmuto from the disabled list Tuesday in time to make his season debut against the Yankees and smash a three-run, opposite-field home...

Pinstripe Alley

Looking back at the Yankees’ trade for Gleyber Torres

Let’s look back to when the Yankees acquired Gleyber Torres now that there’s chatter about a call up. One of the biggest moments of the Yankees’ rebuild was actually a listless, boring series against the Rays. In a three-game set with Tampa Bay in July of 2016, the Yankees dropped all three games, pushing them to an even 52-52 at the trade deadline. Even though it was apparent for weeks prior that the Yankees should sell off their short-term contracts like Carlos Beltran, Aroldis Chapman, and Andrew Miller, the Steinbrenners believed they could still compete right up to the...

Pinstripe Alley

Yankees getting exactly what they need from Tyler Austin

Tyler Austin is filling in for an injured Greg Bird, and it’s working well so far. The Yankees received terrible news toward the end of spring training when they found out that Greg Bird would require surgery and be out for at least two months. With no one else to turn to at first base, Tyler Austin became the easy replacement option, but the question was how well could he actually hit at the major league level, especially over a longer period of time. It’s only been 16 games so far, but right now he’s giving them exactly what they need. In 47 plate appearances, the righty is hitting...

Florida Marlins Blog | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Marlins better with Realmuto, but more contributors needed to boost offense

J.T. Realmuto announced his long-awaited return from a back injury Tuesday by saying he hoped to provide a spark for the struggling Marlins offense. He did just that over the next few hours in a 9-1 rout of the Yankees with two hits, including a three-run homer, four RBI and two runs scored. “I...

Pinstripe Alley

Yankees news: Tommy Kahnle placed on 10-day DL, Luis Cessa recalled

Maybe this explains Kahnle’s recent struggles. The Yankees can’t get away from the injury bug. On Tuesday afternoon, the team placed Tommy Kahnle on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to April 16th. The club indicated that he is suffering from right shoulder tendinitis. As a corresponding move, Luis Cessa has been recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Kahnle, 28, struggled mightily in the early goings of the 2018 season. He pitched to a 6.14 ERA, with a 5.68 FIP, across 7.1 innings. His 9.82 BB/9 and 1.23 HR/9 rates were far worse than his career average. He also...


Ellsbury suffers setback; Drury still has no timetable for return

Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, already on the disabled list with an oblique/hip injury, suffered a setback when he was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis on Monday.


RHP Tommy Kahnle hits 10-day DL with right shoulder tendonitis

Another injury has struck the Yankees as RHP Tommy Kahnle was placed on the 10-day DL with right shoulder tendonitis

Over the Monster

Red Sox at Angels lineup: The team of the year vs. the players of the year

It’s Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout against the 13-2 Red Sox tonight in Orange County. The Red Sox (13-2) face down the almost equally hot Angels (13-3) and two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani (2-0, 2.08 ERA), making his third pitching start of the year, in Anaheim tonight (10:05 p.m., NESN, MLBN out-of-market) behind David Price (1-1, 2.40 ERA). Read the series preview here. About tonight’s game: Price returns after his 4 earned run, injury-shortened start against the Yankees last Wednesday, ostensibly at full health. He’ll need everything in his arsenal to face down the Halos, who won’t...

Pinstripe Alley

Are expectations too high for the Yankees?

Submit your answer in the FanPost section for the chance to see your article featured on the front page. The season hasn’t gotten off to the best start for the Yankees. After adding Giancarlo Stanton over the offseason, many expected this squad to be even better than last year’s. Between all of the injuries, the bullpen’s early struggles, and Stanton’s slow start, this team is playing .500 baseball. Half of Pinstripe Alley seems ready to hit the panic button (if they haven’t already), while the other half is reminding everyone that it’s a long season. That brings us to this...


Ellsbury has heel pain in addition to injured hip

NEW YORK — Another week, another ailment for the increasingly brittle Jacoby Ellsbury.The 34-year-old New York Yankees center fielder has plantar fasciitis, extending a stay on the disabled list that began with an oblique injury and was prolonged when he hurt a hip.Its just trying to get him back to a point here he can start in on baseball activities, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Monday.Ellsbury got hurt early in spring training and has been on the disabled list since the start of the season. He did not play in any exhibition games from March 1 until March 24 because of the oblique...


CC Sabathia set to start against Blue Jays on Thursday

Just as the Yankees had hoped, LHP CC Sabathia is slated to start on Thursday after missing his last one due to a right hip injury.

Call to the Pen

New York Yankees may have an answer at second base in Tampa Bay Rays Brad Miller

The New York Yankees should pull the trigger on acquiring Brad Miller from the Tampa Bay Rays. Back in December, the New York Yankees made a big splash by trading for the NL reigning MVP Giancarlo Stanton from the salary-dumping Miami Marlins. The New York Yankees also acquired the remaining $295 Million on Stanton’s contract. […] New York Yankees may have an answer at second base in Tampa Bay Rays Brad Miller - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Pinstripe Alley

Ask Pinstripe Alley 4/15/18: The Brandon Drury injury

Today’s special edition of the Ask Pinstripe Alley mailbag examines the latest developments in the Brandon Drury injury. When I asked for Yankees mailbag questions last week, I received a number of them relating to Brandon Drury. I thought that the topic proved too important to include in a traditional mailbag. That’s why I’m running a special edition version of the post today, focusing exclusively on the Drury injury and its aftermath. Bill asks: Since Brandon Drury has now revealed that he’s had migraine and blurred vision issues “for years,” it seems to me the Yankees...

Pinstripe Alley

The Yankees offense is doing just fine through the first two weeks

Despite their stumbling, it’s in spite of good offense. If you were to ask Yankees fans how the team was doing, even considering Friday’s victory over the Tigers, I’m sure the response would be less than enthusiastic. The relief pitching has been awful, key players have been injured, and Giancarlo Stanton has yet to truly heat up. Yet if you consider the offense, which pertains to those points on injuries and Stanton, they are actually performing in the top tier in the league. Here is where they rank among the major offensive categories: HR: 7th BB%: 6th K%: 20th OPS: 6th wRC+:...


Phillies 9, Rays 4: Rays have bell rung once more.

It wasn’t pretty, but it also wasn’t a 1-run loss. While the Tigers v Yankees, Jays v Indians, and Twins v White Sox were all postponed due to a variety of inclement weather, things were a perfectly temperate 76 at the Trop, and the ability to play tonight’s game was never once in question. Dome sweet dome. Chris Archer found himself squaring off against the Phillies for the first time in his career. He stumbled early, giving up a run-scoring double to Kingery in the second inning and finding himself with an elevated pitch count. Then another run scored when Crawford doubled and Cron...

30 Clubs in 30 Days: Greg Bird on Last Year's Injury

Dan Plesac talks with Greg Bird about his off-season, his shoulder injury from last year and the best part about playing for the Yankees. Follow the MLB Network through Spring Training to catch your favorite teams and players.