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Gary Sanchez Ties Record for Fastest to Reach 20 Career Home Runs

New York Yankees rookie catcher Gary Sanchez hit his 20th home run of the season (and his career) in Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Boston Red Sox, tying Wally Berger's record for fastest player to reach 20 career long balls, needing only 50 major league appearances to accomplish the feat, per ESPN Stats & Info. The 23-year-old Dominican phenom did the deed in the first inning, launching a two-run shot to left field off Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price. While no longer a realistic part of the wild-card chase, the ...

Starlin Castro Injury: Updates on Yankees 2B’s Hamstring and Return

New York Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro has not appeared in a game since Sept. 17 because of a hamstring injury, and it's unclear when he will return to the field. Continue for updates. Castro Out vs. Blue Jays Friday, Sept. 23 The Yankees announced Castro was not in the starting lineup against Toronto on Friday. Latest on Castro's Timeline for Return Thursday, Sept. 22 Manager Joe Girardi said he could take the field again this season, per Bryan Hoch of MLB.com. Castro Playing Major Part in Yankees' Offensive Surge This is Castro’s first season with the Yankees after playing his initial ...

Masahiro Tanaka Injury: Updates on Yankees Star’s Elbow and Return

New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has suffered a flexor mass injury, Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reported Thursday. Continue for updates. Tanaka to Miss Monday's Start Thursday, Sept. 22 Feinsand reported Tanaka, who will miss his scheduled start Monday, won't throw for five days as he recovers from the injury. This is another setback for the injury-prone pitcher, which is particularly worrisome for a Yankees team that's relying on him to be the ace of the staff as it fights for a postseason berth. He underwent elbow surgery in October 2015 to remove ...

Gary Sanchez’s MLB Superstar Breakout Just the Start of an All-Star Future

There's a New York Yankees coach named Tony Pena. He was an All-Star catcher when he played in the major leagues, the only All-Star catcher ever born in the Dominican Republic. When you ask him why there's only been one, he first says, "Don't ask me that question." Then he points across the Yankees clubhouse, at the corner where 23-year-old Gary Sanchez is sitting in front of his locker. "There's one coming up," he says. There's a major league scout who grew up as a Yankees fan and has long followed the Yankees ...

Gary Sanchez Becomes Fastest Player to Hit 19 HR in MLB’s Modern Era

New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez is having a better start to his career than anyone in baseball history. The rookie hit his 18th home run of the season Wednesday night against the Tampa Bay Rays, making him the fastest to reach that mark in the modern era, according to Andrew Marchand of ESPN.com. It took the 23-year-old phenom just 45 games. Sanchez amazingly followed the second-inning home run with another long ball later in the game, making him the fastest to 19 home runs as well. According to MLB, the next-fastest player ...

Yankees’ Playoff Hopes Fading Fast After Crushing Walk-Off Loss to Red Sox

Much like convenience-store lackey Dante Hicks in Kevin Smith's seminal 1994 film Clerks, the New York Yankees weren't even supposed to be here. They sold their veteran assets at the August 1 trade deadline and fixed their gaze on the future. They surrendered. Then, a funny thing happened. They started winning—and kept winning. On Sept. 8, yours truly wrote a rosy, they're-in-this-thing column.  It's not over, not mathematically anyway. But after a crushing 7-5 defeat against the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, the Yankees' playoff hopes are fading fast. For most of Thursday's tussle ...

Billy Butler to Yankees: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

The New York Yankees reportedly added another bat to their roster for the stretch run Wednesday. Citing sources, Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball reported the Bronx Bombers signed Billy Butler to a deal. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports confirmed the news. This comes after the Oakland Athletics released the designated hitter Sunday, per Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. Butler struggled with Oakland this season, slashing .276/.331/.403 with four home runs and 31 RBI in 85 games. The production was a far cry from the numbers he put up for the Kansas City Royals in his prime, ...

Aaron Judge Injury: Updates on Yankees OF’s Oblique and Return

New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge suffered an oblique strain in his team's 3-0 win Tuesday night over the Los Angeles Dodgers. He's been placed on the 15-day disabled list, per Jesse Spector of Sporting News. Continue for updates. Judge Likely Out for Season Wednesday, Sept. 14 Speaking to reporters, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said he doesn't think Judge will return this year, per Brendan Kuty of NJ Advance Media. The injury came in the bottom of the fourth inning. During an at-bat against Dodgers starter Julio Urias, Judge called for the trainer after ...

Yankees and Rays Play Rare Game with 3 Multi-Homer Performances

The New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays combined for an unusual feat in Thursday's game at Yankee Stadium, playing the first MLB contest all season that included multi-homer efforts from three different players, per Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN Stats & Info). Completing the feat were Yankees catcher Brian McCann, Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier and Rays outfielder Steven Souza, with each player contributing two apiece. Yankees first baseman Tyler Austin also went deep for a walk-off win at the bottom of the ninth inning, but despite the total of seven home ...

Time to Take the Upstart Yankees Seriously as Real Playoff Contenders

Here come the New York Yankees. Seriously, they're in this thing.      That seemed like an absurd notion when the Yankees went into full-blown sell mode just before the Aug. 1 non-waiver trade deadline, jettisoning veteran pieces such as relievers Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller and outfielder Carlos Beltran. New York was building for the future, the narrative went, waving a white flag and restocking its farm system. The farm system part was true. After their flurry of late-July deals, the Yankees own the richest stash of minor league talent in either ...
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