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  • Domingo German Goes Four Innings In Third Rehab Start

    New York Yankees right-hander Domingo German (shoulder) allowed an earned run on two hits while walking none and striking out three in four innings in his second minor league rehab start for Double-A Somerset on Sunday. German has been out all year with a right shoulder impingement, but he's posted a 0.87 ERA and a 0.48 WHIP while walking none and striking out six in 10 1/3 innings in three rehab starts (one with Single-A Tampa) and he's getting close to making his season debut for the Bronx Bombers. The 29-year-old is being built up for a starter's workload, but he's most likely to return as a multi-inning reliever for the Yankees out of the bullpen, which will leave him very little fantasy appeal.

    Jul 4 · Source via Yankees Domingo German
  • Manny Banuelos Traded To Pirates

    The New York Yankees traded left-handed pitcher Manny Banuelos to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations on Sunday. The 31-year-old has made four appearances in the majors this year, allowing seven hits, three walks and two earned runs over 8.1 innings. He signed his first MLB contract with the Yankees, but wound up bouncing around the league for a bit before returning to the Bronx on a minor league deal this past offseason. Over 85.1 career MLB innings, he has a 5.91 ERA and a 1.70 WHIP.

    Jul 3 · Source via Pirates Yankees Manny Banuelos
  • Josh Donaldson Resting In Game 1

    New York Yankees third baseman Josh Donaldson is not in the starting lineup for Game 1 of a doubleheader against the Cleveland Guardians. It will be Donaldson's first game off in the last eight games, but he's likely to return for the nightcap. He finished the month of June with a poor .205/.274/.325 slash line with a homer, seven RBI and five runs scored in 22 games, and he's hitting only .225/.320/.380 on the season with six home runs, 22 RBI, 22 runs scored and one stolen base in 247 plate appearances. Donaldson hasn't homered since June 19. DJ LeMahieu is starting at third base and batting leadoff in Game 1 against Guardians left-hander Kirk McCarty. LeMahieu will be a popular DFS pick on Saturday, as he's hitting .299 (23-for-77) with three of his seven homers against southpaws in 2022.

    Jul 2 · Source via Yankees Josh Donaldson
  • Anthony Rizzo Takes A Seat For Game 1

    New York Yankees first baseman Anthony Rizzo is not in the starting lineup for Game 1 of the team's Saturday doubleheader against the Cleveland Guardians. Rizzo is hitting just .221 on the year, but he hit his 21st home run of the season on Thursday and has been one of the most consistent sources of power in fantasy this year. The 32-year-old left-handed slugger should be back in the lineup for Game 2 against Cleveland. Lefty-hitting Matt Carpenter will get the nod at first base and is hitting seventh in the Yankees batting order against Guardians left-hander Kirk McCarty. Carpenter does have three hits in 10 at-bats, including two of his six home runs, against left-handers this year, but he'll be a low-upside DFS sleeper in Game 1.

    Jul 2 · Source via Yankees Anthony Rizzo
  • Big Hype Prospects: Rutschman, Carroll, Yorke, Peraza, Tovar

    This week, we touch on a couple impending prospect graduates and look ahead for potential future promotions. Five Big Hype Prospects Adley Rutschman, 24, C, BAL (MLB) 129 PA, 3 HR, 1 SB, .220/.287/.407 Rutschman's prospect eligibility will officially expire with his next plate appearance. In a recent fantasy chat, I received a question about…

    Jul 1 · MLB Trade Rumors Diamondbacks Red Sox Yankees Orioles Braves Cardinals Royals Ezequiel Tovar Michael Harris Corbin Carroll Triston Casas Ivan Herrera Nicky Lopez Oswald Peraza Adley Rutschman Josh H. Smith Nick Yorke prospects
  • Aroldis Chapman Reinstated From Injured List

    The New York Yankees reinstated relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman from the 15-day injured list on Friday and placed right-hander Miguel Castro on the paternity list in a corresponding move. Chapman was expected to come off the injured list on Friday for the start of this weekend's series against the Cleveland Guardians after making his final minor league rehab outing for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre earlier this week. The Yankees will probably ease the hard-throwing left-hander back into high-leverage situations, especially with how well Clay Holmes has performed in a closing role this year. Holmes has earned at least a partial role as the Yankees closer, but New York wants to give Chapman his chances as well.

    Jul 1 · Source via Yankees Aroldis Chapman closers
  • Aaron Hicks Retreats To The Bench On Thursday

    New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks is not in the starting lineup for Thursday's game against right-hander Luis Garcia and the Houston Astros. Aaron Judge, Joey Gallo and Giancarlo Stanton will be covering the outfield for the game. Hicks has been scuffling at the plate lately, recording just one hit over his last 18 at-bats. The 32-year-old has appeared in 66 games this year and he's slashing .218/.338/.284 with three home runs, seven stolen bases, 18 RBI and 24 runs. He should remain on waivers in all but the deepest of fantasy leagues at this point.

    Jun 30 · Source via Yankees Aaron Hicks
  • Gleyber Torres Returns, Anthony Rizzo Out Wednesday

    New York Yankees middle infielder Gleyber Torres (ankle, wrist) is back at second base and is hitting fifth on Wednesday against Oakland Athletics left-hander Cole Irvin, while first baseman Anthony Rizzo will take the day off against the southpaw. Torres exited Sunday's game late against the Houston Astros with a mild ankle sprain, and he also took a few days off due to a sore wrist that he's been battling for a few weeks. The 25-year-old is only hitting .250, but his power stroke is back and he's sitting on 13 home runs and 32 RBI in 228 at-bats. Get him back into your lineups. Rizzo left the game early on Monday when he was hit by a pitch, but he returned on Tuesday and went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts. DJ LeMahieu is starting at first and hitting leadoff on Wednesday against Irvin.

    Jun 29 · Source via Yankees Anthony Rizzo Gleyber Torres
  • Yankees Select Ryan Weber

    The Yankees have selected the contract of right-hander Ryan Weber, per a team announcement. He’ll return to their big league roster for a second stint this season. Weber will take the roster spot of lefty JP Sears, who was optioned back to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre following last night’s game. Weber, 31, appeared with the Yankees once…

    Jun 29 · MLB Trade Rumors Yankees Ryan Weber
  • Clay Holmes Gets Save No. 13 Tuesday

    New York Yankees relief pitcher Clay Holmes managed to pick up his 13th save of the season in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Athletics despite odd circumstances. Holmes entered to pitch the ninth inning up 2-0. He struck the first two hitters out, but a runner then reached on catcher's interference and advanced to second on a stolen base. Holmes then allowed back-to-back singles, one of which brought an unearned run in, but he managed to stop things there with a groundout. Holmes has been fantastic for the Yankees this season, converting all but one save opportunity with a 9.59 K/9 rate, 1.26 BB/9 rate, and 0.50 ERA. Aroldis Chapman (Achilles) is expected to rejoin the team in a few weeks, but Holmes has pitched too well to be cast aside by fantasy managers, even when Chapman does return.

    Jun 29 · Source via Yankees Clay Holmes closers
  • Aroldis Chapman Strikes Out Two In Tuesday's Rehab Outing

    New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (Achilles) struck out two, walked none and gave up no hits in a scoreless inning of work in his minor league rehab outing on Tuesday with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Chapman threw seven of his 13 pitches for strikes, and he's expected to be activated from the injured list now, most likely before Wednesday's game. There's a good chance the southpaw reliever won't pitch on Wednesday against the Oakland Athletics, but he should be ready to go again for Thursday's makeup game against the Houston Astros. The 34-year-old might not see all of the Yankees' save chances when he returns because of Clay Holmes' dominance in the role this year, but manager Aaron Boone wants to at least give Chapman a share of the duties.

    Jun 28 · Source via Yankees Aroldis Chapman closers
  • Giancarlo Stanton Retreats To The Bench On Tuesday

    New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is getting the day off on Tuesday as the team takes on right-hander Frankie Montas and the Oakland Athletics. Aaron Judge will be slotting in as designated hitter for the game and Marwin Gonzalez and Joey Gallo will be the team's corner outfielders. Stanton has homered in two straight games and in four of his last five outings, giving him a total of 18 bombs on the year. The 32-year-old slugger owns a .243/.331/.514 slash line on the season to go along with 49 RBI and 29 runs.

    Jun 28 · Source via Yankees Giancarlo Stanton
  • Anthony Rizzo Good To Go On Tuesday

    New York Yankees first baseman Anthony Rizzo (elbow) was given the green light to play in Tuesday's game against the Oakland Athletics. He will be hitting third in the order for the contest. Rizzo was hit on his right elbow by a pitch from A's reliever A.J. Puk during Monday's game and he was lifted from the game after the play. He didn't seem very concerned about the injury after the game, so it's not too surprising to see him back in the lineup a day later. The 32-year-old has slashed .222/.337/.498 with 20 home runs, 50 RBI and 44 runs over 73 games on the year.

    Jun 28 · Source via Yankees Anthony Rizzo
  • Anthony Rizzo Expects To Play Tuesday

    New York Yankees first baseman Anthony Rizzo (elbow) was hit by a pitch on his right elbow during Monday's game against the Oakland Athletics. He was removed from the game after the incident. While speaking to the media after the game, Rizzo stated that he expects to play in Tuesday's game. The 32-year-old went 1-for-3 and hit his 20th home run of the year in Monday's contest. After a rough May, he's been hot once again in June as he's compiled nine homers while slugging .545 this month.

    Jun 28 · Source via Yankees Anthony Rizzo
  • Anthony Rizzo Leaves After Being Hit By Pitch

    New York Yankees first baseman Anthony Rizzo (elbow) left the game early on Monday against the Oakland Athletics after being hit by a pitch on his right elbow. It's unclear how serious Rizzo's injury is right now, but he's expected to go for X-rays. Fantasy managers need to stay tuned on a potential announcement later in the evening. The 32-year-old left-handed slugger entered Monday's contest hitting just .221 on the season, but he also has slugged 19 home runs, driven in 49 runs, scored 42 runs and stolen six bases in 72 games and 305 plate appearances. If Rizzo is forced to miss extended time, he'd need to be stashed in all fantasy leagues, while DJ LeMahieu could be the best candidate to see most of the starts at the cold corner.

    Jun 27 · Source via Yankees Anthony Rizzo
  • Gleyber Torres Receives Injection In Wrist

    New York Yankees middle infielder Gleyber Torres' (ankle, wrist) ankle is doing well, but he underwent an MRI exam on his right wrist on Monday. His wrist is structurally sound, but he received a cortisone injection and is unlikely to swing a bat until Wednesday. Torres suffered a mild ankle sprain in Sunday's win over the Houston Astros, and he's not in the starting lineup on Monday against the Oakland Athletics. The 25-year-old is also dealing with a bum right wrist, so there's a good chance he'll be out through at least Wednesday. Hopefully for his fantasy managers, the combination of the ankle and wrist injury won't affect his swing at the dish moving forward. Torres has been making much more hard contact in 2022 and is already up to 13 home runs.

    Jun 27 · Source via Yankees Gleyber Torres
  • Aroldis Chapman To Make Another Rehab Appearance

    New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (Achilles) will make another rehab appearance for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday before he's activated from the injured list. Chapman has two strikeouts in two scoreless innings in his two rehab outings for Double-A Somerset so far, and his return is right around the corner. Even though Clay Holmes has been much better in a closing role for the Yanks in the ninth inning, Chapman is expected to return as the team's primary closer once he comes off the injured list. Still, Holmes will pitch in high-leverage situations and should remain rostered in fantasy leagues. The 34-year-old Chapman obviously will be a must-start as the closer for the best team in baseball.

    Jun 27 · Source via Yankees Aroldis Chapman closers
  • Gleyber Torres Not In Lineup Monday

    New York Yankees middle infielder Gleyber Torres (ankle) is not in the starting lineup on Monday against the Oakland Athletics. Torres will take a seat after suffering a mild ankle sprain in Sunday's win over the Houston Astros. There's a chance that he misses Tuesday's game as well, but the Yankees are confident that his injury isn't very serious. The 25-year-old Venezuelan is hitting just .250, but he's been more productive at the plate this year with 13 home runs, 32 RBI, 33 runs scored and four stolen bases in 228 at-bats so far for the Yanks. DJ LeMahieu is starting at the keystone and is hitting leadoff on Monday against A's right-hander Paul Blackburn. LeMahieu will be a fine DFS target on Monday in the leadoff spot.

    Jun 27 · Source via Yankees Gleyber Torres
  • Domingo German To Make Another Rehab Start Tuesday

    New York Yankees right-hander Domingo German (shoulder) threw three scoreless innings and allowed one hit on 40 pitches in his first minor league rehab outing with Single-A Tampa on June 22, and his next rehab outing is scheduled for Tuesday with Double-A Somerset. The 29-year-old is slowing building up his workload, but there's a good chance that he'll return to a relief role when he's ready to make his 2022 season debut. A swing role won't give German much fantasy value, but he could be worth a waiver-wire pickup if a Yankees starter gets injured and forces him into the rotation. Last year in 22 appearances (18 starts), German had a 4.58 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP with 98 strikeouts and 27 walks in 98 1/3 innings pitched.

    Jun 27 · Source via Yankees Domingo German
  • Aroldis Chapman Expected Back This Week

    New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (Achilles) threw a hitless inning with one strikeout in his second minor league rehab appearance for Double-A Somerset on Sunday, and the Yankees expect to activate Chapman from the injured list this week. The hard-throwing left-hander last pitched in the majors on May 22, but skipper Aaron Boone said over the weekend that Chapman will return to ninth-inning duties. The 34-year-old will likely rejoin the team on Monday against the Oakland Athletics, and fantasy managers will need to get him back into their lineups immediately. Clay Holmes has been much better as the Yankees closer this year, but Chapman will still have plenty of value if he's closing games for the best team in baseball. Chapman's return is bad news for Holmes, but he needs to remain rostered in all leagues.

    Jun 27 · Source via Yankees Aroldis Chapman closers
  • Gleyber Torres Day-To-Day With Ankle Sprain

    New York Yankees infielder Gleyber Torres (ankle) turned his ankle while trying to return to third base on Sunday against the Houston Astros, and manager Aaron Boone said Torres' injury is a "mild ankle sprain." "He caught his spike and kind of rolled it over there at third," Boone said. "I'm hoping it scared him more than anything. We'll see what we have overnight and [Monday], but I don't expect it to be serious." Fantasy managers should consider the 25-year-old day-to-day for now, but don't be surprised if he's not in the starting lineup on Monday against the Oakland Athletics. While Torres is hitting a mediocre .250 on the season, he's made some adjustments in 2022 and has 13 home runs, 32 RBI and four stolen bases in 67 games played.

    Jun 27 · Source via Yankees Gleyber Torres
  • Aaron Judge Blasts Walk-Off Homer

    New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge put the finishing touches on what was an epic comeback victory on Sunday. The Houston Astros no-hit the Yankees on Saturday and held them without a hit through six innings on Sunday. Somehow, the Yankees came back and tied the game at 3-3. Judge crushed a walk-off three-run home run in the 10th inning to lead the Yankees to an extra inning victory. The 30-year-old has put on a show this season and is going to be one of the hottest free agents this offseason, assuming the Yankees are unable to lock him up.

    Jun 26 · Source via Yankees Aaron Judge
  • Yankees Interested In Luis Castillo

    We’ve already heard about a few teams with interest in the Reds’ starting pitching, and it isn’t surprising that the Yankees are also on that list.  According to The Athletic’s Peter Gammons, the Yankees have “talked” with Cincinnati about right-hander Luis Castillo, and Reds scouts have been watching pitching prospect Will Warren (currently throwing for…

    Jun 25 · MLB Trade Rumors Reds Yankees Luis Castillo
  • Jonathan Loaisiga Tosses His First Bullpen Session Saturday

    New York Yankees relief pitcher Jonathan Loaisiga (shoulder) completed his first bullpen session on Saturday. Yankees manager Aaron Boone stated that Loaisiga looked great in the session. Boone added that Loaisiga will need at least a few more bullpen sessions as well as some live batting practice sessions prior to being sent on a minor league rehab assignment. Loaisiga has been on the injured list for about a month now due to right shoulder inflammation. He has a 7.02 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP across 16.2 innings this season, but he was one of the team's top relievers in 2021 when he compiled 18 holds and five saves to go along with a 2.17 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP.

    Jun 25 · Source via Yankees Jonathan Loaisiga closers
  • Aroldis Chapman Set For Another Rehab Outing Sunday

    New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (Achilles) will make another minor league rehab appearance with Double-A Somerset on Sunday, and then he could be activated from the injured list, according to skipper Aaron Boone. When Chapman is activated, he will return to the ninth inning, which is bad news for those that have Clay Holmes, who has been lights-out as the Yankees closer this year. Still, we'd be surprised if Holmes is completely out of the picture for saves in the Bronx given how well he's pitched so far in 2022. Chapman gave up a hit and struck out one for Somerset in his first rehab outing on Friday, and he's closed out nine games for the Yanks this year while sporting a 3.86 ERA and 1.64 WHIP with 15 K's in 14 innings of work.

    Jun 25 · Source via Yankees Aroldis Chapman closers
  • Isiah Kiner-Falefa Out On Saturday

    New York Yankees shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa is not in the starting lineup on Saturday against the Houston Astros. Kiner-Falefa has played in the last three games after missing the previous three games earlier this week with a hamstring injury. The 27-year-old is still searching for his first long ball of the season and is hitting .265/.320/.315 with 18 RBI, 35 runs scored and 10 stolen bases in 241 plate appearances over 64 games this year. IKF's speed is what makes him useful in fantasy. Veteran Marwin Gonzalez is at shortstop and is batting eighth on Saturday against Astros right-hander Cristian Javier. Gonzalez doesn't offer a whole lot of fantasy upside, but he has gone 5-for-15 (.333) with two home runs and three RBI in five games over the last week.

    Jun 25 · Source via Yankees Isiah Kiner-Falefa
  • Aroldis Chapman Throws A Scoreless Inning In Rehab Outing

    New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (Achilles) made his first rehab appearance at Double-A Somerset on Friday. He pitched a scoreless seventh inning in the outing, allowing one hit and no walks while striking out one. He topped out at 99 mph on the radar gun in the game. Chapman, who has been out since late May with an Achilles injury, is expected to spend at least a few more days on his rehab assignment. The hope is that he will be back with the Yankees by the end of the month. Prior to the injury, he had gone 9-for-9 in save opportunities while pitching to a 3.86 ERA and a 1.64 WHIP. Yankees manager Aaron Boone recently stated that he expects Chapman to return to closing duties upon his activation, despite how effective Clay Holmes has been in the ninth inning with Chapman out.

    Jun 25 · Source via Yankees Aroldis Chapman closers
  • Big Hype Prospects: Cruz, Abrams, Volpe, Veen, Wiemer

    This week, we investigate a mix of prospects at a wide range of levels. Five Big Hype Prospects Oneil Cruz, 23, SS, Pirates (MLB) (AAA numbers) 247 PA, 9 HR, 11 SB, .232/.336/.422 When Tim Dierkes suggested I run this column, Cruz was his first example of the type of player he wanted to see…

    Jun 24 · MLB Trade Rumors Padres Mets Pirates Red Sox Orioles Yankees Mariners Marlins Brewers C.J. Abrams Brett Baty Oneil Cruz Jeter Downs Gunnar Henderson Noelvi Marte Eury Perez Zac Veen Anthony Volpe Joey Wiemer prospects
  • Aroldis Chapman Starts Rehab Assignment Friday

    New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (Achilles) is beginning his minor league rehab assignment with Double-A Somerset on Friday. Chapman has been on the injured list for a month, but he should only require a short rehab assignment and could be activated to rejoin New York's bullpen at some point early next week. With how well Clay Holmes has done in the ninth inning for the Bombers this year, it's entirely plausible that the 34-year-old left-hander will share closing duties with Holmes once he returns to the Bronx. Holmes has been lights-out this year, while Chapman is 0-2 with a 3.86 ERA, 1.64 WHIP, nine saves, 15 strikeouts and 10 walks in 14 innings pitched. He'll obviously lose a lot of fantasy appeal if he's not saving games regularly.

    Jun 24 · Source via Yankees Aroldis Chapman closers
  • Aaron Judge, Yankees Avoid Arbitration

    The New York Yankees and outfielder Aaron Judge agreed to a $19 million deal plus incentives for the 2022 season on Friday to avoid salary arbitration, according to a source. Judge can earn $250,000 for first place in the American League MVP voting and another $250,000 for World Series MVP this year. The 30-year-old slugger currently leads the AL MVP conversation and hit a walk-off single against the Houston Astros on Thursday. He's hitting an incredible .304/.379/.658 with 27 home runs, 53 RBI, 58 runs scored and five stolen bases so far this year. Judge was initially seeking $21 million in arbitration, while the Yankees countered with $17 million back in March. The right-handed slugger has said he wants to be a Yankee for life, and now the team has to feel much better about their chances of locking him up long-term.

    Jun 24 · Source via Yankees Aaron Judge
  • Giancarlo Stanton Blasts His 15th Home Run On Thursday

    New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton sparked the team's offense in Thursday's 7-6 win over the Houston Astros. He hit a three-run home run in the first inning of the game to put the team on the board. The home run wound up being his only hit of the day as he went 1-for-3 with a walk, three RBI and two runs. The 32-year-old slugger is slashing .246/.336/.493 with 15 home runs, 45 RBI and 25 runs over 57 games this year. June has been his worst offensive month yet, as he's slashed just .135/.328/.404 across the month, but hopefully Thursday's homer can help get him back on track.

    Jun 24 · Source via Yankees Giancarlo Stanton
  • Jameson Taillon Allows Six Runs Versus Astros

    New York Yankees starting pitcher Jameson Taillon allowed a season-high six earned runs on Thursday, but he was credited a no-decision after his club was able to come back to a 7-6 walk-off win. A pair of three-run homers did the right-hander in after Alex Bregman took him deep in the first before Yordan Alvarez victimized him in the third frame. Taillon allowed a total of 10 hits over his 5 2/3 IP while striking out three and walking none to take his ERA and WHIP to respective 3.19 and 1.11 marks. He'll have a good chance to rebound in his next scheduled start versus the Athletics next week.

    Jun 24 · Source via Yankees Jameson Taillon
  • Rays Acquire David McKay From Yankees For Cash Considerations

    The Rays have acquired right-handed pitcher David McKay from the Yankees in exchange for cash considerations, per the Yankees. McKay will be added to the Rays’ 40-man roster and sent to Triple-A, per Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times (via Twitter). Manuel Margot is going on the 60-day injured list, opening a slot for…

    Jun 23 · MLB Trade Rumors Yankees Rays David McKay
  • Clay Holmes Shuts The Door For His 12th Save

    New York Yankees relief pitcher Clay Holmes pitched a scoreless ninth inning in Wednesday's 5-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays to earn his 12th save of the year. He retired each of the three batters he faced in the inning, recording one strikeout. Holmes had blown his last save opportunity on Monday, so it was nice to see him bounce back with a scoreless ninth. Aroldis Chapman (Achilles) appears to be about a week or two away from returning to the team. He'll complicate the ninth inning situation once he's back, but Holmes has done little to lose trust from the team. He has a 0.53 ERA and a 0.71 WHIP on the year. Both Holmes and Chapman are must-roster players in all fantasy leagues for now.

    Jun 23 · Source via Yankees Clay Holmes closers
  • Yankees Re-Sign Ryan Weber To Minor League Deal

    The Yankees have re-signed righty Ryan Weber to a minor league contract, tweets Bryan Hoch of MLB.com. He’ll head to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Weber returns to the organization just two days after electing free agency. He’d spent the entire season in Scranton before being selected to the MLB roster last Thursday. Weber spent one day in the…

    Jun 22 · MLB Trade Rumors Yankees Ryan Weber
  • Isiah Kiner-Falefa Back In The Lineup On Wednesday

    New York Yankees shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa (hamstring) is set to return to action for Wednesday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays. He will be batting seventh in the lineup for the contest. IKF was sidelined for each of the team's last three games due to left hamstring soreness. He's been giving the team a solid boost offensively this month. Over 15 games in June, he's slashed .315/.362/.407 with five doubles, five stolen bases, six RBI and nine runs.

    Jun 22 · Source via Yankees Isiah Kiner-Falefa
  • Aroldis Chapman Set For Rehab Assignment

    New York Yankees pitcher Aroldis Chapman (Achilles) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Double-A Somerset on either Saturday or Sunday. The 34-year-old has been sidelined since May 22. He has been throwing bullpen sessions and reportedly looked healthy. Before landing on the injured list, the southpaw posted a 3.86 ERA, 1.64 WHIP with nine saves, and a 15:10 K: BB across 14 innings. Barring any setbacks, Chapman should return to action soon but will share ninth-inning duties with Clay Holmes, who has been electric this season. Holmes is a 4-0 with 11 saves while posting a 0.55 ERA, 0.73 WHIP, and a 34:4 K: BB over 31 games in 2022.

    Jun 21 · Source via Yankees Aroldis Chapman closers
  • Aaron Judge's Arbitration Hearing Moved To Friday

    New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge's salary arbitration hearing has been moved from Wednesday to Friday. Some reports have Judge's arbitration hearing as always being scheduled for Friday, but either way, although unlikely at this point, it'll afford the two sides a little extra time to perhaps get a long-term contract extension worked out. Judge initially requested $21 million for this year, while the Yankees countered at $17 million. On the field, the 30-year-old slugger is the easy favorite for American League MVP, as he's currently hitting .301/.380/.647 with a 1.026 OPS, a league-leading 25 home runs, a league-leading 55 runs scored, 50 RBI and five stolen bases in 65 games for the Yanks.

    Jun 21 · Source via Yankees Aaron Judge
  • Yankees Claim Albert Abreu, Designate David McKay

    2:06pm: The Yankees announced the claim of Abreu, adding that righty David McKay was designated for assignment to open a spot on the roster. 1:45pm: The Yankees have brought righty Albert Abreu back to the organization, claiming him off waivers from the Royals on Tuesday, Robert Murray of FanSided reports (via Twitter). They’ll need to…

    Jun 21 · MLB Trade Rumors Yankees Albert Abreu David McKay
  • Clay Holmes Charged With Blown Save Monday

    New York Yankees relief pitcher Clay Holmes was charged with his first blown save of the season in Monday's 4-2 win over the Rays. Holmes entered to pitch the eighth inning up by two with one out and a runner on first. He allowed a double, an RBI groundout, an RBI single to tie the game, a walk, and finally got the third out on a strikeout. The fact that Holmes managed to make it into late June without a blown save is a testament to how well we has pitched, as he has 11 saves and a 0.55 ERA over 32 2/3 innings pitched. Holmes will still likely hold fantasy value even when Aroldis Chapman (Achilles) eventually returns.

    Jun 21 · Source via Yankees Clay Holmes closers
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