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  • Aaron Judge sits with shoulder injury, but should return quickly

    New York Post "Aaron Judge was held out of the Yankees’ lineup for Thursday’s game against the Angels after he landed hard on his right shoulder when he attempted to make a diving catch on Wednesday, but manager Aaron Boone was optimistic he was OK. “I think..." September 20

  • Yankees clinch first AL East title since 2012

    CBS Sports "For the first time since 2012, the New York Yankees are AL East champions. The Yankees clinched the division title Thursday night with a win over the Angels (NYY 9, LAA 1). New York is the second team to clinch a division title this year, joining..." September 20

  • Yankees know what separates a good season from a special one

    New York Post "Once was the time that the Yankees defined themselves by winning World Series and only by winning World Series. That was when managers would be called to the principal’s office following postseason failure. That’s when the principal (owner) was George Steinbrenner, who once..." September 20

  • Insane Stat Coincidences About Clinch Should Make Yankee Fans Believe in Magic and 28th Title

    12 Up "Do you ever feel like certain seasons are just...sprinkled with fairy dust? It's unquantifiable, and you want to convince yourself to stay grounded, but the 2019 Yankees are undeniably following in the 2018 Red Sox path, at this moment, of being both extremely talented..." September 20

  • CC Sabathia to Pitch Out of Bullpen for Remainder of 2019 Season

    12 Up "Especially with Domingo German out for the rest of the year following the domestic violence incident, it seemed possible that CC Sabathia might make another start for the 2019 Yankees down the stretch. Well, if it happens, it won't be in the regular season, as..." September 20

  • Yankees' Domingo German won't pitch again in 2019

    WFAN Sports Radio "Domingo German will not pitch for the Yankees again in 2019, according to a report Friday. German was placed on administrative leave under the joint MLB-MLBPA domestic violence policy Thursday while baseball officials investigate a domestic violence allegation against the..." September 20

  • Yankees had celebration prep ruined by Rays’ comeback win

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Yankees will have to wait at least another day to celebrate their impending division title. The AL East-best Yankees came entered play on Wednesday needing either a victory over the Los Angeles Angels or a loss by the Tampa Bay Rays to the NL-best Los Angeles Dodgers to..." September 19

  • Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán placed on leave amid domestic violence probe

    New York Post "Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán has been sidelined amid a domestic violence investigation, the team announced on Thursday. “We fully support all measures being undertaken by the Commissioner’s Office pursuant to the Policy on Domestic Violence,” read a..." September 19

  • Who will be next skipper to join 2K wins list?

    MLB.com "Bruce Bochy’s 2,000th managerial victory is in the books, and, while a Cooperstown calling was already a foregone conclusion with or without this milestone, this puts the soon-to-be-retired Giants skipper in some rare and heady company. Only 10 other managers -- Connie..." September 19

  • Blue Jays claim pitcher Ryan Dull off waivers, move Tim Mayza to 60-day IL

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed right-handed relief pitcher Ryan Dull off waivers from the New York Yankees. In a corresponding move, left-hander Tim Mayza was placed on the 60-day injured list, which opened up a spot on the Blue Jays’ 40-man..." September 19

  • Yankees let five minor league staffers go

    New York Post "The Yankees have let go of five minor league staff members. According to minor league head Kevin Reese, the team didn’t renew the contracts of hitting coordinator Edwar Gonzalez, field coordinator Jody Reed, pitching coordinator Scott Aldred, Trenton hitting coach Ty Hawkins and..." September 18

  • Yankees activate Giancarlo Stanton for Wednesday's game

    CBS Sports "On Wednesday, the Yankees announced that Giancarlo Stanton was activated from the 60-day injured list. Stanton is back in the Yankees lineup for the first time in nearly three months, batting fifth and starting in left field.   September 18

  • CC Sabathia’s likely last start as a Yankee could clinch AL East

    New York Post "The first one in pinstripes came in 2009 to open the new building. The last one, at least in the regular season and perhaps altogether, will come Wednesday night. CC Sabathia will make his final regular-season start at Yankee Stadium, facing the Angels, the latest “last”..." September 18

  • Yankees cut surprise contributor

    Newark Star-Ledger "Someone had to go. To make room for starting pitcher Luis Severino, the Yankees designated infielder Breyvic Valera for assignment before Tuesday’s game against the Angels at Yankee Stadium. Severino was returning from the 60-day injured list,..." September 18

  • Dellin Betances Suffers Partial Achilles’ Tear

    SI "Yankees right-hand pitcher Dellin Betances suffered a partial tear to his left Achilles tendon, the team announced on Tuesday. According to the Yankees, the injury occurred during Betances's jump on the mound to celebrate his comeback against the Blue Jays on Sunday. The tear..." September 18

  • Edwin Encarnacion Expects To Return Before End Of Regular Season

    New York Post "Aaron Boone didn’t have an update Sunday on injuries Gary Sanchez and Edwin Encarnacion suffered Thursday. On Monday, Brian Cashman said there weren’t any updates on the All-Star catcher and first baseman/DH. Figure there will be some official news prior to Tuesday..." September 17

  • Yankees legend Mariano Rivera receives Presidential Medal of Freedom from Donald Trump

    CBS Sports "Hall of Fame Yankees closer Mariano Rivera received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday.  "Mariano Rivera has made extraordinary contributions to American sports, culture and society," Trump said during..." September 17

  • Luis Severino's Return Means the Yankees World Series Run Starts Today

    12 Up "The New York Yankees have a playoff berth locked up and will clinch the division in the coming days, so fans are probably not that locked into a September series against the Los Angeles Angels. Then again, this team is still fighting for homefield advantage, and more..." September 17

  • Giancarlo Stanton to make return from IL this week

    Yahoo! Sports "Per The Athletic’s Lindsey Adler, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said outfielder Giancarlo Stanton may be activated from the injured list on Wednesday. Stanton will “certainly” be activated on Thursday. Stanton, 29, has appeared in all of nine games..." September 17

  • Yankees say Luis Severino, Dellin Betances returning is like their trade deadline

    New York Daily News "Tuesday will be like the Yankees’ trade deadline. After not making a move before the actual July 31 MLB trade deadline, Brian Cashman and Aaron Boone pinned their hopes on getting back impact players before the playoffs. Sunday they got Dellin Betances back and Tuesday at the Stadium they..." September 16

  • Ron Guidry agrees with Hall-of-Famer Goose Gossage: MLB games are too damn long

    Newark Star-Ledger "Add Ron Guidry to the group of Yankees legends yelling at modern baseball to get off his lawn. The left-handed pitcher known as Louisiana Lightning joined his former teammate Goose Gossage in complaining that the games are too long nowadays, making them..." September 16

  • Yankees DFA Ryan Dull amidst flurry of roster moves

    Pinstripe Alley "The Yankees activated Dellin Betances and Jordan Montgomery today.  Prior to today’s game, the Yankees made the following roster moves: · Reinstated LHP Jordan Montgomery from the 60-day IL.September 15

  • Yankees Outright Adonis Rosa

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees announced today that they have outrighted right-hander Adonis Rosa. He cleared waivers after recently being designated for assignment. Rosa, 24, was one of several hurlers cycled into the Yanks’ pen this year before being dropped from the 40-man roster. " September 14

  • Jordan Montgomery To Make Season Debut This Weekend

    Yardbarker "Yankees left-hander Jordan Montgomery hasn’t taken a major league mound since May 1, 2018, but he’s on the verge of making a long-awaited return. Montgomery is expected to make his season debut “in some capacity” this Sunday, James Wagner of the New York..." September 14

  • Gary Sánchez injured his groin while stealing a base for some reason

    Hardball Talk "I mentioned it in the recaps, but let’s mention it again: Yankees catcher Gary Sánchez left last night’s game against the Tigers after complaining of tightness in his groin following a failed stolen base attempt. The tightness in his left groin. After the game..." September 14

  • Yankees to activate Dellin Betances from 60-day injured list

    Yahoo! Sports "Right-handed reliever Dellin Betances will be activated from the 60-day injured list on Sunday, Yankees manager Aaron Boone announced Saturday. It’s unclear how heavy his workload will be over the remainder of the regular season, but Boone told reporters that he..." September 14

  • Yankees' Brian Cashman Says Cops Who Pointed Gun at Him 'Doing Their Job'

    Bleacher Report "New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said he harbors no hard feelings toward the police officers who held him at gunpoint during an August traffic stop. Cashman told TMZ Sports this week the cops were following protocol because they thought the Yanks..." September 14

  • J.A. Happ is dealing with biceps tendinitis

    Fantasy Pros "J.A. Happ is headed to New York to see a doctor about biceps tendinitis, which he's apparently been dealing with for his last few starts, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports. " September 13

  • Yankees’ Tommy Kahnle had hand checked after slamming sunflower seed bin

    Larry Brown Sports "Even in a season that has been riddled with injuries for them, the New York Yankees still managed to find a new and creative one this week. Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reported on Thursday that Yankees reliever Tommy Kahnle needed to have his hand checked after slamming it into..." September 13

  • Yankees hopeful Sanchez, Encarnacion will return this season

    The Score "The New York Yankees received what appears to be relatively good news about their latest injured players. All-Star catcher Gary Sanchez, who left the nightcap of Thursday's doubleheader in Detroit due to left groin tightness, is dealing with a strained..." September 13

  • 3 Players Who Won't Make the Yankees Postseason Roster

    12 Up "With a few weeks left in the regular season, there's no telling how the rosters can change around the majors. Yet, at the start of the postseason, every squad lucky enough to play October baseball must make a choice, and narrow their roster down to 25. The New York Yankees rash of..." September 13

  • Stephen Strasburg's six best landing spots if the Nationals righty hits free agency this winter

    CBS Sports "The 2019 MLB free-agent class looks to be adding even more starting pitching depth. According to a report by MLB.com's Jon Morosi: "There's increasing speculation in the industry that [Stephen Strasburg] will opt out of the remaining four years and $100 million left on his..." September 13

  • Yankees’ injury situation now just simply ridiculous

    New York Post "No matter what the rest of September and all of October bring for these Yankees, this already will go down as one of the nuttier seasons for a franchise not immune to nuttiness. Thursday stands as a strong candidate for Top Five Crazy. A getaway doubleheader in Motown..." September 13

  • Yankees become first team in 40 years to sweep six doubleheaders in one season

    CBS Sports "Thanks to a rainout Wednesday night, the first place Yankees and last place Tigers played a single-admission doubleheader at Comerica Park on Thursday. The Yankees won both games, taking the opener 10-4 (box score) and the finale 6-4 (box score). Weather has not..." September 13

  • Yankees not quite ready to call up Dellin Betances

    New York Post "Dellin Betances is getting closer to making his season debut with the Yankees, but the right-hander will continue his rehab assignment with Double-A Trenton for now. Manager Aaron Boone said Betances still has some work to do before he finally joins the Yankees after missing the..." September 12

  • Yankees-Tigers rained out Wednesday as new plans emerge

    New York Post "With Wednesday’s rainout, the Yankees and Tigers are scheduled to play a straight doubleheader, starting at 1:10 p.m. Thursday. The Yankees will go with Wednesday’s scheduled starter, J.A. Happ in Game 1 and start CC Sabathia in the second game, with Sabathia followed by..." September 12

  • Yankees ace Luis Severino has two good innings and two not so good ones in rehab start

    CBS Sports "The Yankees have been without their presumed top starting pitcher for all of 2019 due to injuries to his throwing side rotator cuff and lat muscle, but he's on the comeback trail now and pitched in a rehab outing for the Double-A Trenton Thunder on Wednesday night.  Severino..." September 12

  • Edwin Encarnacion Leaves Game With Left Oblique Strain

    WFAN Sports Radio "Yankees' slugger Edwin Encarnacion's return from the injured list didn't last long. Encarnacion left Thursday's game against the Detroit Tigers with a left oblique strain. He will return to New York for further tests, according to the club, and would not be..." September 12

  • Gary Sanchez exits with left groin injury

    MLB.com "The Yankees' visit to the Motor City is proving to be a costly one. Gary Sánchez became the latest star to re-join the ranks of the injured on Thursday, exiting the second game of a doubleheader against the Tigers with left groin tightness. After being nabbed on an..." September 12

  • How many home runs would a healthy Giancarlo Stanton have hit with the altered baseball?

    CBS Sports "On Wednesday night, Major League Baseball set a new single-season home-run record. That is but one of countless homer-related records that have either been shattered or are endangered with two-plus weeks remaining in the regular season. This has been the season of the home run, albeit due in..." September 12

  • Luis Severino, Giancarlo Stanton coming back just in time for Yankees

    New York Post "When the Yankees open their next homestand, they should finally have some familiar faces back. Luis Severino is expected to start Tuesday against the Angels, which would be his first start of the season. And Giancarlo Stanton could be in the lineup. Severino came through his..." September 12

  • Yankees announce when Luis Severino will return from injured list and make season debut

    Newark Star-Ledger "It’s official. The New York Yankees know ace Luis Severino will make his season debut. RHP Luis Severino will start #Yankees this weekend in Toronto and make season debut Tuesday at home against LA Angels. #Yankees manager Aaron Boone says “all options are on the..." September 12

  • Roberto Clemente Award nominees announced

    Hardball Talk "The Roberto Clemente Award goes to the Major Leaguer who “best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual’s contribution to his team.” Yadier Molina won the award last year. This year’s nominees were just announced, and..." September 12

  • Yankees reliever Tommy Kahnle out with wrist tendinitis

    New York Post "Tommy Kahnle was unavailable out of the bullpen Tuesday night with right wrist tendinitis. The right-hander said the issue had cleared up by Tuesday night and he will be ready to pitch Wednesday if needed, but his absence left the Yankees short in their 12-11 loss to the woeful..." September 11

  • Aaron Hicks likely out for season as Yankees’ outfield situation gets grim

    New York Post "Now, even the best-case scenario is unlikely to get Aaron Hicks back in time to help the Yankees in the postseason. Off a second opinion from Dr. Neal ElAttrache in California, Hicks received a recommendation to take a few more weeks of rest before a further evaluation, The Post has..." September 11

  • Yankees, Twins tied in race for single-season HR record

    The Score "The New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins are engaged in a slugfest to see which team finishes the campaign with the most home runs ever in a single season. New York broke Minnesota's single-season MLB record for homers after shortstop Didi Gregorius launched the club's 276..." September 11

  • Mike Tauchman Out Six To Eight Weeks With Grade 2 Calf Strain

    Pinstripe Alley "My kingdom for a series where someone on the Yankees doesn’t get injured. According to Bryan Hoch, Mike Tauchman suffered a Grade 2 calf strain. He will miss six to eight weeks of play, which could take him out of the entire postseason. Tauchman departed from Sunday..." September 10

  • James Paxton has found great success by tweaking his pitch-usage

    CBS Sports "When the New York Yankees acquired James Paxton over the offseason, there was some reason to believe his best days were ahead of him. Paxton had already authored a number of quality seasons -- he entered 2019 with a career 117 ERA+ in 102 starts -- but the Yankees, through a mix of analytics..." September 10

  • Yankees add Mike Tauchman to injured list, add a pitcher, remove prospect from 40-man roster

    Newark Star-Ledger "Yankees reliever Ben Heller’s recovery from April 2017 Tommy John surgery took a lot longer than he expected or hoped due to setbacks. The right-hander finally made it back to the big leagues on Tuesday, and he earned it by putting up tremendous numbers in his rehab games, as he..." September 10

  • CC Sabathia says he would've opted for career-ending knee surgery if Yankees weren't World Series contenders

    New York Post "CC Sabathia threw another bullpen session Monday and his right knee held up fine, so the Yankees left-hander is still scheduled to take the mound Wednesday in Detroit. As rough as the season has been for the 39-year-old, Sabathia said he’s happy he even has the option to pitch..." September 10