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Archive for September, 2016

Gary Sanchez Ties Record for Fastest to Reach 20 »

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 [...]

Starlin Castro Injury: Updates on Yankees 2B’s »

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 [...]

Masahiro Tanaka Injury: Updates on Yankees »

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 [...]

Gary Sanchez’s MLB Superstar Breakout Just the »

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 [...]

Gary Sanchez Becomes Fastest Player to Hit 19 HR in »

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 [...]

Yankees’ Playoff Hopes Fading Fast After »

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, [...]

Billy Butler to Yankees: Latest Contract Details, »

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 [...]

Aaron Judge Injury: Updates on Yankees OF’s »

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Time to Take the Upstart Yankees Seriously as Real »

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 [...]