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  • Lou Trivino Earns Five-Out Save Tuesday

    New York Yankees relief pitcher Lou Trivino picked up his 11th save of the season in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Blue Jays. Trivino entered the game up by three with one out in the eighth inning and runners on first and second. He got George Springer to ground into a double play and stayed on to pitch the ninth. He got the first two hitters out on a strikeout and a groundout, allowed a single, and got the final out on another groundout. Manager Aaron Boone recently stated that the Yankees will use a committee for save situations for the rest of the season. Trivino does have closer experience, but the lack of a clear role and his 4.61 ERA makes him untrustable this late in the season.

    Sep 28 · Source via Yankees Lou Trivino closers
  • Gleyber Torres Drives In Three

    New York Yankees infielder Gleyber Torres led the way with three hits and three RBI in his five at-bats during a division-title-clinching 5-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays Tuesday. Torres has a 1.333 OPS and 11 RBI in his last seven games. He's been among the most productive players in the majors during the month of September, slashing .333/.404/.598 in 98 plate appearances. For the year, Torres has provided fantasy managers with a .764 OPS, 24 homers, 71 runs, 74 RBI, and 10 steals.

    Sep 28 · Source via Yankees Gleyber Torres
  • Jameson Taillon Pitches Into Eighth In Clincher

    New York Yankees starting pitcher Jameson Taillon pitched into the eighth inning Tuesday, giving up two runs on seven hits and no walks in 7 1/3 innings. He struck out six and earned his 14th win of the season as the Yankees clinched the AL East division title with a 5-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. Taillon has now delivered back-to-back quality starts and has been a reliable rotation piece all season with his 3.83 ERA and 1.11 WHIP, though his 146 strikeouts in 171 1/3 innings have limited his fantasy upside.

    Sep 28 · Source via Yankees Jameson Taillon
  • DJ LeMahieu Could Return Wednesday

    New York Yankees infielder DJ LeMahieu (toe) could be activated from the injured list on Wednesday, according to skipper Aaron Boone. The series against the Baltimore Orioles is a possibility, but Boone also said "we're about at that point of, let's go give this thing a go." LeMahieu hasn't played for the Yankees since Sept. 4, but it looks like the team will test him out to close out the regular season. He has been dealing with toe inflammation since the beginning of the month. Fantasy managers shouldn't expect the 34-year-old veteran to make much noise the rest of the way, especially since he's unlikely to be in the lineup every day. LeMahieu is batting .262/.358/.381 with 12 home runs, 46 RBI, 74 runs scored and four stolen bases in his 451 at-bats.

    Sep 27 · Source via Yankees DJ LeMahieu
  • Luis Severino Pitches Four Innings Monday

    New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino had a decent second start back from the injured list in Monday's 3-2 extra-inning loss to the Blue Jays. Severino threw 76 pitches over 4 innings, allowing two runs on three hits and three walks with four strikeouts. The 28-year-old sustained a lat injury in early July, but has a nice 3.41 ERA through 18 starts this season. His final start of the regular season will be a tougher one against the Orioles. With the Yankees looking to wrap up the American League East division, fantasy managers should not be worried about the Yankees limiting Severino in this start, making him a start where rostered.

    Sep 27 · Source via Yankees Luis Severino
  • Frankie Montas Hasn't Resumed Throwing

    New York Yankees pitcher Frankie Montas (shoulder) has yet to resume a throwing program. According to manager Aaron Boone, Montas probably won't be built up beyond 40 pitches by the first of the playoffs. The 29-year-old was placed on the 15-day injured list on Tuesday due to shoulder inflammation. He hasn't resumed throwing and likely won't return during the regular season. Montas owns a 5-12 record, a 4.05 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and a 142:43 K: BB across 144 innings in 2022. Fantasy managers in redraft leagues can move on from Montas as he most likely won't return to the Yankees' rotation before the season ends.

    Sep 26 · Source via Yankees Frankie Montas
  • Pirates Claim Miguel Andujar Off Waivers From Yankees

    The Pirates claimed Miguel Andujar off waivers, as announced by the Yankees via Twitter.  New York designated Andujar for assignment earlier this week. The move officially ends Andujar’s 11-year tenure in the Yankees organization, the last few of which have been marked by trade rumors and a sense that the Yankees had moved on from…

    Sep 25 · MLB Trade Rumors Yankees Pirates Miguel Andujar
  • Gerrit Cole Gets Ejected Friday Against Red Sox

    New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole had a frustrating night in his start against the division-rival Boston Red Sox on Friday in an eventual 5-4 win. Cole was ejected in the sixth inning after arguing with the home-plate umpire right after allowing a three-run home run to Alex Verdugo. The 32-year-old had already thrown 103 pitches over six innings, allowing four earned runs on five hits (two home runs) while walking two and striking out eight in the no-decision. He'll look to get back on track in his next start. On the year over 31 starts, Cole has gone 12-7 with a 3.49 ERA (3.47 FIP), a 1.03 WHIP, a league-high 244 strikeouts and 49 walks over 188 1/3 innings. He's also allowed a league-high 31 home runs.

    Sep 24 · Source via Yankees Gerrit Cole
  • Clay Holmes Picks Up Relief Win

    New York Yankees relief pitcher Clay Holmes picked up his seventh win of the season Thursday night. He threw two innings of relief, finishing off a 5-4 extra-inning win over the rival Red Sox, allowing no runs on one hit with one strikeout and no walks. The once-dominant Holmes has faltered of late, allowing earned runs in four of his last six outings, but this performance was more reminiscent of his dominant first half. Holmes still appears to have a tentative hold on the closer role, so fantasy managers should keep him active despite the struggles. He has a 2.59 ERA and 1.04 WHIP with 65 strikeouts in 62 2/3 innings this season.

    Sep 23 · Source via Yankees Clay Holmes closers
  • Giancarlo Stanton Homers In Three-Hit Game

    New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton went deep again Thursday night, hitting a two-run homer as part of a 3-for-4 day at the plate. Stanton has largely struggled in September, with a .692 OPS in 64 plate appearances, but he's now hit home runs in two of his last three games. That gives Stanton 28 homers, 49 runs scored, and 75 RBI to go with his .763 OPS this year. It hasn't been the campaign many hoped for from the slugger, but he still has time to contribute for the Yankees and fantasy managers alike.

    Sep 23 · Source via Yankees Giancarlo Stanton
  • Yankees Designate Miguel Andujar For Assignment

    The Yankees announced they’ve designated Miguel Andújar for assignment. The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Zack Britton, who has been reinstated from the 60-day injured list. To open a spot for Britton on the active roster, New York placed southpaw Wandy Peralta on the 15-day IL, retroactive to September 19, with thoracic spine tightness.…

    Sep 22 · MLB Trade Rumors Yankees Miguel Andujar
  • Andrew Benintendi Unlikely To Return Before Playoffs

    New York Yankees outfielder Andrew Benintendi (hand, wrist) said "it's pretty safe to say the regular season is out" for his return to the team. Benintendi is hoping to be part of the team's postseason roster, but he's not sure yet when he'll resume swinging a bat. The 28-year-old suffered a broken hamate bone and had surgery to fix it earlier this month. Fantasy managers will be without him the rest of the way in 2022, so he should have already been dropped to the waiver wire in single-year leagues. In 33 games with the Yankees after being acquired from the Kansas City Royals, the first-time All-Star hit .254/.331/.404 with two home runs, 12 RBI, 14 runs scored and four stolen bases.

    Sep 22 · Source via Yankees Andrew Benintendi
  • Yankees Reinstate Scott Effross From The Injured List

    The New York Yankees reinstated right-handed reliever Scott Effross (shoulder) from the 15-day injured list on Thursday. Effross should return to a high-leverage role near the back of the Yankees bullpen over the final few weeks of the regular season. The 28-year-old has a 3.24 ERA (3.47 FIP), a 1.08 WHIP, one save and eight strikeouts in just 8 1/3 innings pitched for the Yankees since being acquired from the Chicago Cubs in a deadline-deal trade. Clay Holmes should continue to see most of the team's save chances over the final several weeks of the regular season, leaving Effross little fantasy value outside of much deeper formats.

    Sep 22 · Source via Yankees Scott Effross closers
  • Luis Severino Activated And Starting Wednesday

    New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (lat) was activated from the 60-day injured list and is starting against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday. Although the matchup is a good one, Severino will be a little more risky than usual since it will be his first start back in the big leagues since July 13. However, the 28-year-old right-hander should be rostered in the majority of fantasy leagues for the final few weeks of the regular season as the Yankees attempt to lock down the American League East. Before getting injured in early July, Severino had gone 5-3 with a 3.45 ERA (4.03 FIP), a 1.07 WHIP, 95 strikeouts and 25 walks in 86 innings over his 16 starts.

    Sep 21 · Source via Yankees Luis Severino
  • Giancarlo Stanton Hits Walk-Off Grand Slam Tuesday

    New York Yankees outfielder/designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton made his one hit count in Tuesday's 9-8 win over the Pirates, going 1-for-4 with a walk-off grand slam, a walk, and three strikeouts. Stanton lined a ninth-inning Wil Crowe offering just over the left-field wall with the bases loaded to give the Yankees the win. The veteran has had an up-and-down season, slashing .210/.295/.453 with 27 home runs and 73 RBI. Hopefully, he can get things going and finish the regular season strong for the Yankees and fantasy managers.

    Sep 21 · Source via Yankees Giancarlo Stanton
  • Aaron Judge Hits 60th Home Run Tuesday

    New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge achieved one record and got one step closer to another in Tuesday's 9-8 win over the Pirates, going 1-for-4 with a solo home run, a walk, and a strikeout. Judge's 60th HR of the season came in the bottom of the ninth inning to kick off what would be a five-run inning. The 30-year-old is now one of three Yankees to ever hit 60 HR in a season and is just one shy of tying the American League record for most HR in a single season. He has been fantasy's best hitter this season, slashing .316/.419/.703 with 128 RBI and 16 steals.

    Sep 21 · Source via Yankees Aaron Judge
  • Frankie Montas Goes On Injured List

    The New York Yankees placed right-hander Frankie Montas (shoulder) on the 15-day injured list on Tuesday. Montas' MRI exam showed only inflammation in his right shoulder, but he will be shut down from throwing for a couple of days. The issue is similar to the first time it cropped up this year when he was with the Oakland Athletics, and it cost him over two weeks. The 29-year-old received a cortisone shot and is hoping to make one more start before the regular season ends. Fantasy managers shouldn't be holding out hope that that happens. Expect Domingo German to take Montas' spot in the starting rotation the rest of the way. Montas has struggled since being acquired from the A's, going 1-3 with a 6.35 ERA (4.93 FIP), a 1.54 WHIP, 33 K's and 15 walks in 39 2/3 innings over eight starts in pinstripes.

    Sep 20 · Source via Yankees Frankie Montas
  • Harrison Bader Making Yankees Debut Tuesday

    New York Yankees outfielder Harrison Bader (foot) has been activated from the 60-day injured list and is making his debut with the team on Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates and right-hander Luis Ortiz. Bader is starting in center field and is batting seventh. The 28-year-old is mostly known for his defense in center field and his speed on the basepaths. He should be the team's primary center fielder for the rest of the regular season and the playoffs. Before getting injured in 246 at-bats with the St. Louis Cardinals, Bader hit .256/.303/.370 with five home runs, 21 RBI, 35 runs scored and 15 stolen bases in 72 games. He should be returned to lineups for fantasy managers still in need of stolen bases, although it remains to be seen how much he'll run coming off his foot injury.

    Sep 20 · Source via Yankees Harrison Bader
  • Frankie Montas' MRI Exam Brings Good News

    New York Yankees starting pitcher Frankie Montas (shoulder) received some positive news from his MRI results after it didn't show anything significant, according to sources. Montas could still get some extra rest due to the right shoulder soreness that caused him to get the MRI exam on Sunday following his latest poor outing against the Milwaukee Brewers. In eight starts since being acquired from the Oakland Athletics, Montas has a rough 6.35 ERA, and he allowed four runs in just 3 1/3 innings in his most recent outing against Milwaukee. He also sat out for over two weeks in July while with the A's due to shoulder inflammation, so the Yankees aren't rushing him back out there. Don't be surprised if the Yankees turn to Domingo German to take Montas' next turn in the rotation.

    Sep 20 · Source via Yankees Frankie Montas
  • Zack Britton Still Rehabbing In Minors

    New York Yankees left-handed reliever Zack Britton (elbow) threw one-third of an inning on Sept. 16 for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, allowing a hit and a walk in a 16-pitch outing. He's recovering from Tommy John surgery and a procedure to have a bone chip removed from his elbow in September of last year. Manager Aaron Boone said on Sept. 13 that he's "still not sure" if Britton will return this year. It will depend on how Britton's next several outings go in the minor leagues. The 34-year-old veteran southpaw has allowed just one earned run on three hits while walking two and striking out seven in 5 2/3 innings over seven rehab outings for Single-A Tampa, Double-A Somerset and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre so far.

    Sep 19 · Source via Yankees Zack Britton closers
  • Ryan Weber Elects Free Agency

    Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. The Yankees announced Monday that right-hander Ryan Weber rejected an outright assignment to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, instead electing free agency. This marks the fourth time the Yankees have designated Weber for assignment and passed him through outright waivers since June. On each occasion, Weber has rejected the outright…

    Sep 19 · MLB Trade Rumors Yankees Ryan Weber
  • Yankees Unsure If Matt Carpenter Will Return

    New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone said on Sept. 16 that he is "not sure" if there will be enough time for designated hitter Matt Carpenter (foot) to return during the regular season. X-rays taken in early September showed healing in his fractured left foot, but not enough to allow him to remove the protective walking boot that he has been using since fouling a ball off his foot on Aug. 8. The 36-year-old didn't need surgery, but time is running out for him to return before the postseason in order to help fantasy managers. The three-time All-Star had really turned his career around in 2022 for the Yankees, slashing .305/.412/.727 with a 1.138 OPS, 15 home runs, 37 RBI and 28 runs scored in just 47 games before his injury.

    Sep 19 · Source via Yankees Matt Carpenter
  • Harrison Bader Likely To Return Tuesday

    New York Yankees outfielder Harrison Bader (foot) will likely be activated from his minor league rehab assignment on Tuesday, according to skipper Aaron Boone. Bader hasn't played in a major-league game since June 26 when he was with the St. Louis Cardinals. He was put in a protective walking boot after going on a minor league rehab assignment with St. Louis' Triple-A affiliate on July 22 and was then moved to the 60-day injured list on Aug. 25. The 28-year-old will give the Yankees defense a boost in center field as well as on the basepaths when he finally makes his team debut. In 246 at-bats with the Cardinals before his foot injury, Bader was hitting .256/.303/.370 with five home runs, 21 RBI, 35 runs scored and 15 stolen bases.

    Sep 19 · Source via Yankees Harrison Bader
  • Scott Effross Expected To Be Activated Wednesday

    The New York Yankees are aiming to activate right-hander Scott Effross (shoulder) from the injured list on Wednesday. He threw 20 pitches in live batting practice on Sept. 16 in Milwaukee, and the session went well. Effross will now join Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre for a minor league rehab start. He was initially placed on the injured list on Aug. 22 with what manager Aaron Boone described at the time as a small right shoulder strain. The 28-year-old right-hander will give the Yankees bullpen a boost to close out the regular season. Before his shoulder strain, Effross had a 3.24 ERA (3.47 WHIP), a 1.08 WHIP, one save and eight strikeouts in only 8 1/3 innings pitched for the Yankees.

    Sep 19 · Source via Yankees Scott Effross closers
  • Anthony Rizzo Has Three Hits In Return To Lineup

    New York Yankees first baseman Anthony Rizzo (back, head) was activated from the injured list on Sunday and returned with a bang in the 12-8 win over the Milwaukee Brewers, going 3-for-6 with a solo home run and two runs scored. The 33-year-old veteran left-handed slugger had been away from the team for 17 days due to a back injury and headaches that were caused by an injection he received for his back. Rizzo is now hitting .229/.341/.500 with an .841 OPS, 31 home runs, 72 RBI, 73 runs scored and six stolen bases on the season, and he could make a difference with his power for those fantasy managers still playing for a title with the season winding down.

    Sep 19 · Source via Yankees Anthony Rizzo
  • Yankees Planning To Activate Harrison Bader On Tuesday

    Harrison Bader finally looks ready to make his Yankees debut, as manager Aaron Boone told reporters (including Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News) that Bader will “likely” be activated from the 60-day injured list prior to Tuesday’s game against the Pirates.  Bader played the sixth game of a minor league rehab assignment today…

    Sep 18 · MLB Trade Rumors Yankees Harrison Bader
  • Frankie Montas Could Head To The Injured List

    New York Yankees starting pitcher Frankie Montas (shoulder) could be headed to the injured list, according to manager Aaron Boone. Montas received an MRI on his ailing shoulder, which has been bothering him since mid-July. He already spent time on the IL earlier this season with a shoulder issue and the team currently has the results of said MRI. The Yankees are going to have the results reviewed by a team doctor back in New York before they determine if they want to place Montas n the IL or not. The team will travel back to the Bronx after they wrap up their series against the Brewers in Milwaukee. Stay tuned.

    Sep 18 · Source via Yankees Frankie Montas
  • Anthony Rizzo Could Be Activated By Sunday

    New York Yankees first baseman Anthony Rizzo (head, back) took live batting practice ahead of his team's game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday. Rizzo has been sidelined since Aug. 31 with migraines and lower back soreness. The veteran infielder could possibly be ready to be activated from the injured list as early as Sunday. Rizzo is hitting .225 with 30 homers, 71 runs, 71 RBI and six steals on the season.

    Sep 16 · Source via Yankees Anthony Rizzo
  • DJ LeMahieu Takes Swings Friday

    New York Yankees infielder DJ LeMahieu (toe) tracked pitches and took some swings in the batting cage ahead of his team's game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday. LeMahieu has been on the injured list since early September with a toe injury but his ability to ramp up baseball activities is a good sign. The veteran infielder is hitting .262 with 12 homers, 74 runs, 46 RBI, and four steals in 2022.

    Sep 16 · Source via Yankees DJ LeMahieu
  • Harrison Bader Could Be Activated By Tuesday

    New York Yankees outfielder Harrison Bader (heel) is planning to play the outfield in rehab games on Saturday and Sunday. Bader has been down with plantar fasciitis since June, back when he was a member of the St. Louis Cardinals. If all goes smoothly for Bader, he could be on track to be activated from the injured list by Tuesday. Bader is hitting .256 with five homers, 35 runs, 21 RBI, and 15 steals over 246 at-bats.

    Sep 16 · Source via Yankees Harrison Bader
  • Luis Severino Expected To Return To Rotation Wednesday

    New York Yankees right-hander Luis Severino (lat strain) is expected to return to the rotation for a start against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday. Severino has been sidelined since straining his right lat in July. He will not have a full workload against the Pirates as he's expected to throw around 65 pitches. Severino has made 16 starts in 2022, posting a 5-3 record, 3.45 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 95 strikeouts over 86 innings of work. Severino should be rostered in all leagues for fantasy managers still in contention.

    Sep 16 · Source via Yankees Luis Severino
  • Aroldis Chapman Activated Off Injured List

    New York Yankees left-handed pitcher Aroldis Chapman (leg) has been activated off the IL before their weekend series against the Milwaukee Brewers. Chapman hasn't pitched since August due to a leg infection related to a tattoo. The fireballer threw two innings of scoreless ball in his minor league rehab games, striking out five while allowing three baserunners. Chapman will likely return to a set-up role behind closer Clay Holmes, limiting his fantasy value. He is still useful in save plus holds leagues, but outside of that he can be safely dropped.

    Sep 16 · Source via Yankees Aroldis Chapman closers
  • Aroldis Chapman Set To Return Friday

    New York Yankees pitcher Aroldis Chapman (leg) will join the team on Friday and be activated ahead of the series opener against the Milwaukee Brewers. He tossed a scoreless inning on Sunday for Double-A Somerset, walking one and striking out three. The 35-year-old owns a 4.70 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, and a 35:22 K: BB across 30 2/3 innings in 2022. He has been sidelined since mid-August and is expected to set up closer Clay Holmes once activated from the injured list. Chapman is mainly an option in league formats that reward saves and holds.

    Sep 14 · Source via Yankees Aroldis Chapman closers
  • Aroldis Chapman Expected To Return Friday

    New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (leg) will rejoin the team in Milwaukee and is expected to be activated from the injured list on Friday for the start of a series against the Brewers, according to skipper Aaron Boone. Chapman has been away from the team since Aug. 19 and landed on the injured list due to a leg infection related to a tattoo. The 35-year-old veteran southpaw looked good in two minor league rehab innings earlier this week, and he's in line to return to a setup role in the Yankees bullpen ahead of closer Clay Holmes this weekend. Without being the team's primary closer, Chapman has lost a ton of fantasy value, and he's struggled to the tune of a 4.70 ERA (4.78 FIP), a 1.43 WHIP, nine saves and 35 strikeouts in 30 2/3 relief innings in 2022.

    Sep 14 · Source via Yankees Aroldis Chapman closers
  • Aaron Judge Hits Two More Homers Tuesday

    New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge continued his career season in Tuesday's 7-6 extra-innings win over the Red Sox. Judge went 3-for-4 with a single, two solo home runs, and a walk. The 30-year-old has been one of baseball's best hitters this season, slashing .310/.414/.692 with 57 HR, 123 RBI, and 16 stolen bases. He has provided huge fantasy numbers and has plenty of time left in the regular season to potentially collect a few accolades.

    Sep 14 · Source via Yankees Aaron Judge
  • Aaron Judge Homers Twice Tuesday

    New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge continued his climb towards history Tuesday, hitting two more home runs in a 3-for-4 day at the plate. He also was intentionally walked and scored three runs. The only blemish on the day was his third caught-stealing of the season in 19 attempts. Judge is now 20 homers ahead of Kyle Schwarber for the major-league lead in the category, and he has a 1.106 OPS with 57 long balls, 16 steals, 116 runs scored, and 123 RBI. Fantasy managers are enjoying a once-in-a-lifetime campaign from the slugger.

    Sep 14 · Source via Yankees Aaron Judge
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