New York Yankees Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
Carlos Beltran, RF7/2/2015 9:52:00 AM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran is doubtful for Friday's game against Tampa Bay due to a strained oblique.
Insight: Beltran injured it on Tuesday night and hasn't played since. It's likely a trip to the disabled list is in his future. Garrett Jones see additional action.
Chase Headley, 3B7/1/2015 10:43:00 PM
Description: Yankees third baseman Chase Headley had three hits and an RBI in the, 3-1, victory over the Angels on Wednesday.
Insight: Headley had an RBI-single in the third for the first run of the game. Headley is hitting .252 with eight home runs and 29 RBI in 298 at-bats this season.
Nathan Eovaldi, SP7/1/2015 10:40:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Nathan Eovaldi pitched 5 1/3 shutout innings in the, 3-1, victory over the Angels on Wednesday.
Insight: Eovaldi allowed five hits, walked three and struck out three in the victory. He doesn't have great numbers, 4.52 ERA, 1.54 WHIP, but he is getting the job done, going 8-2 in 16 starts.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF7/1/2015 6:11:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is back in the lineup at High-A Tampa according to MLB.com.
Insight: Ellsbury didn't play on Tuesday due to mild Fatigue. He is back on track to return to the Yankees on Friday.
Mark Teixeira, 1B7/1/2015 9:41:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira hit a solo homer in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Angels.
Insight: It was his 19th dinger of the year, and he now has 54 RBI overall.
Andrew Miller, RP6/30/2015 10:16:00 AM
Description: Yankees left-hander Andrew Miller (strained forearm) was long tossing over the weekend and should progress from there if there are no setbacks.
Insight: Miller had been un-hittable before the injury, with 17 saves, a 1.03 ERA and 0.68 WHIP. The team is hoping for a mid-July return
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF6/30/2015 10:11:00 AM
Description: New York center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (right knee sprain) played his first rehab game on Monday and could be back with the team by the end of the week.
Insight: Hopefully Ellsbury will back before the All-Star Break as he was a force before the injury, batting .324 with 29 runs scored and 14 steals in 37 games. Add him to a hot Brett Gardner and the top of the Yankees order would be one of the best.
Mark Teixeira, 1B6/29/2015 9:58:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is an ugly 2-for-25 (.080) against Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson.
Insight: Teixeira is hitting .249 with 18 home runs and 53 RBI in 244 at-bats this season. He's done most of the damage as a right-handed hitter, but you should still avoid him in this matchup.
Michael Pineda, SP6/28/2015 4:56:00 PM
Description: Yankees right hander Michael Pineda pitched well in Sunday's loss to the Astros.
Insight: Pineda went eight innings and allowed three runs (two earned) on seven hits. He struck out eight and is now 8-5 with a 4.08 ERA.
Carlos Beltran, RF6/28/2015 12:16:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran is not in Sunday's starting lineup.
Insight: It's just a regular day off for Beltran. Garrett Jones will start in right field.
Brian McCann, C6/27/2015 9:48:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann hit a grand slam in the, 9-6, victory over the Astros on Saturday.
Insight: McCann was 2-for-4 on the day, hitting his grand slam in the first. It was his 12th homer of the season and third in the last five games. McCann is hitting .274 with 49 RBI as well.
Brett Gardner, LF6/27/2015 9:30:00 PM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner continued his fantastic season, getting three more hits on Saturday versus the Astros.
Insight: Gardner is having a June to remember, hitting .330 with five home runs, 17 RBI and 24 runs. Since June 18, Gardner is hitting .500 with 10 extra-base hits, 15 runs and 10 RBI. For the season, the outfielder is slashing .300/.371/.494 with 31 extra-base hits, 38 RBI and 58 runs.
Mark Teixeira, 1B6/27/2015 9:24:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira hit the game-winning double in the, 9-6, victory over the Astros on Saturday.
Insight: Teixeira was just 1-for-5 in the game, but he had the key hit that gave New York the elad for good in the eighth. He is hitting .250 with 18 home runs and 53 RBI in 240 at-bats this season.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B6/26/2015 5:55:00 PM
Description: Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez is not in Friday's starting lineup.
Insight: Just a normal day of rest for Rodriguez. Carlos Beltran will be the designated hitter, with Garrett Jones getting the nod in right field.
Adam Warren, RP6/25/2015 10:30:00 PM
Description: Yankees pitcher Adam Warren allowed three runs (two earned) Thursday versus Houston.
Insight: Warren went 5 2/3 innings and gave up five hits and one walk. He struck out four and now has a 3.59 ERA overall.
Brett Gardner, LF6/25/2015 4:51:00 PM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner is gettng Thursday off.
Insight: Chris Young will start in center, giving Gardner a routine day of rest.
Stephen Drew, 2B6/25/2015 10:53:00 AM
Description: Yankees infielder Stephen Drew has been activated from the paternity leave.
Insight: Drew is only batting .190 but he has hit 11 home runs this season. That's a pretty big total for a second baseman.
Mark Teixeira, 1B6/24/2015 4:25:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira had three hits and two RBI during Wednesday's win over Philadelphia.
Insight: Teixeira finished 3-for-5 on the day, and is now batting .259 with 18 homers and 51 RBI overall this season.
Ivan Nova, SP6/24/2015 4:23:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Ivan Nova was very sharp in his season debut.
Insight: It was Nova's first big league start since April 19 of last year, due to Tommy John surgery. He allowed no runs on three hits and two walks over 6 2/3 innings. Nova struck out one, and fantasy owners definitely need to monitor his progress.
Ivan Nova, SP6/24/2015 11:59:00 AM
Description: Yankees starter Ivan Nova has been activated from the 60-day disabled list.
Insight: Nova will make his season debut versus the Phillies on Wednesday. He will face Cole Hamels.
Mark Teixeira, 1B6/24/2015 11:49:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira will return to the lineup on Wednesday versus the Phillies.
Insight: Teixeira missed Tuesday's game with a neck issue. He took a cortisone shot in order to play according to Roto World. Teixeira is 5-for-17 with two home runs and five RBI in his career versus Cole Hamels, so fantasy owners should put him back in the lineup.
Brian McCann, C6/24/2015 11:46:00 AM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann is not in Wednesday's lineup versus the Phillies.
Insight: Routine day of rest. McCann has been solid this season, batting .275 with 11 homers, 45 RBI and a .825 OPS. John Ryan Murphy will be behind the dish.
Brett Gardner, LF6/24/2015 11:34:00 AM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner continued his strong seas on Tuesday, going 2-for-4 with another home run in the loss to the Phillies.
Insight: Gardner is now 13-for-27 with four home runs and nine RBI in his last six games. Gardner has raised his average to .294 with nine home runs, 37 RBI, 53 runs and 15 stolen bases. That is great production in all categories.
Mark Teixeira, 1B6/23/2015 4:07:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has been downgraded to out for Tuesday's game against Philadelphia while dealing with a neck issue.
Insight: He had a cortisone shot and wasn't expected back until Wednesday while waiting for it to take effect, according to manager Joe Girardi.Teixeira is having a solid year, batting .251 with 18 homers, 49 RBI and a .920 OPS.
Stephen Drew, 2B6/23/2015 3:35:00 PM
Description: Yankees infielder Stephen Drew has been placed on paternity leave.
Insight: Drew is only batting .190 but he has hit 11 home runs this season. That's a pretty big total for a second baseman. Jusr recalled Jose Pirela gets the start at second on Tuesday.
Mark Teixeira, 1B6/23/2015 10:10:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is doubtful for Tuesday's game against Philadelphia while dealing with a neck issue.
Insight: He had a cortisone shot and isn't expected back until Wednesday while waiting for it to take effect, according to manager Joe Girardi.Teixeira is having a solid year, batting .251 with 18 homers, 49 RBI and a .920 OPS.
Brett Gardner, LF6/22/2015 10:54:00 PM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner reached base five times in the, 11-8, loss to the Phillies on Monday.
Insight: Gardner was 4-for-4 with a walk, three RBI and two runs. He scored the Yankees first run of the game, and then hit a three-run homer in the fourth. Gardner is on fire, getting 11 hits, including two home runs, a double and triple in his last four games. He is hitting .290 with eight home runs, 36 RBI and 51 runs in 248 at-bats this season.
Masahiro Tanaka, SP6/21/2015 4:33:00 PM
Description: After five consecutive outings yielding two runs or less, Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka finally threw in a clunker.
Insight: Tanaka allowed seven runs, five earned, on 10 hits in five innings. Hopefully he'll return to normal in his next start.
Stephen Drew, 2B6/21/2015 4:30:00 PM
Description: Lost in the hype of the J.D. Martinez three- home run game was Yankees infielder Stephen Drew going deep two times.
Insight: Drew is only batting .188 BA but he has hit 11 home runs this season. That's a pretty big total for a second baseman.
Carlos Beltran, RF6/21/2015 12:16:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran is not in Sunday's starting lineup.
Insight: After smashing two homers on Saturday, Beltran will get a day of rest on Sunday. Garrett Jones will start in right field.
Chase Headley, 3B6/21/2015 12:11:00 PM
Description: Yankees third baseman Chase Headley will get the day off on Sunday.
Insight: Normal day of rest for Headley. Brendan Ryan will get the nod at third.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B6/20/2015 10:37:00 PM
Description: Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez kept his mojo going on Saturday night,
Insight: After smacking a homer for his 3,000th career hit on Friday, Rodriguez hit another homer and recorded five RBI on Saturday. He continues to surprise all.
Carlos Beltran, RF6/20/2015 10:34:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran smacked two homers on Saturday night.
Insight: Beltran has really picked it up of late and is now hitting over .250. He should be active everywhere during this hot streak.
Mark Teixeira, 1BHot6/20/2015 11:13:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is a career .412 hitter versus Detroit right-hander Alfredo Simon (7-for-17 with two homers and a 1.235 OPS.
Insight: He's hit safely in 15 of the past 17 games.Teixeira is having a solid year, batting .252 with 18 homers, 49 RBI and a .927 OPS.
Mason Williams, CF6/20/2015 10:38:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Mason Williams appeared to injury his shoulder and was forced from Friday's game. Call him questionable for Saturday's contest.
Insight: Williams has batted .286 with a home run and three RBI in eight games since getting the call up.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B6/19/2015 10:37:00 PM
Description: Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez went 1-for-4 with a home run to record his 3,000 career hit on Friday.
Insight: "A-Rod" went into the 3,000 hit club in Derek Jeter style, going yard at Yankees Stadium. For those trivia buffs out there, the hit came off Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander. Rodriguez is hitting .277 with 13 home runs and 35 RBI in 220 at-bats this year.
Adam Warren, RP6/19/2015 10:06:00 PM
Description: Yankees pitcher Adam Warren had a great start to beat Justin Verlander and the Tigers on Friday.
Insight: Warren allowed two runs on seven hits in eight innings. Most impressively, he struck out seven and walked none. Warre is 5-4 with a 3.62 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 50 strikeouts in 77 innings this season.
Brett Gardner, LF6/19/2015 10:02:00 PM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner had an incredible game, going 4-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and two runs in the, 7-2, victory over the Tigers on Friday.
Insight: Gardner hit the go-ahead home run off Justin Verlander in the fifth that gave the Yankees the lead for good. The next time he was on base, Gardner scored on a wild pitch that was just a few feet from Tigers catcher Bryan Holaday, but Gardner read it perfectly and used his speed to score. For good measure, Gardner added an RBI on a single in the eighth.
Brian McCann, C6/19/2015 3:30:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann is not in Friday's starting lineup.
Insight: Routine day of rest. McCann has been solid this season, batting .270 with nine homers, 41 RBI and a .799 OPS. John Ryan Murphy will be behind the dish.
Mark Teixeira, 1B6/19/2015 11:39:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is a career .091 hitter versus Detroit right-hander Justin Verlander (3-for-33 with 11 strikeouts).
Insight: teixeira returned after missing time with neck stiffness. Perhaps he should take another day off. He is having a solid year, batting .252 with 18 homers, 48 RBI and a .934 OPS.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B6/19/2015 11:37:00 AM
Description: Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez has always been able to hit Detroit's scheduled starter, Justin Verlander, well.
Insight: Rodriguez is a lifetime 10-for-28 (.357) with four homers against Verlander. He is sitting on 2,999 career hits. "A-Rod" has been a pleasant surprise this season, hitting .278 with 12 home runs and 34 RBI in 216 at-bats.
Carlos Beltran, RF6/18/2015 10:50:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran hit the game-winning two-run home run in the seventh to lift New York over the Miami Marlins on Thursday.
Insight: New York tacked on several insurance runs after Beltran's blast, so they won, 9-4, but Beltran hit his home run in a, 3-3, tie. He was 1-for-3 in the game, and is hitting .250 with five homers and 26 RBI in 204 at-bats this year.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B6/18/2015 10:46:00 PM
Description: Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez recorded two hits on Thursday and is on the brink of making history.
Insight: Rodriguez is sitting on 2,999 hits. He had an opportunity to get No. 3,000 in the eighth, but the Marlins walked him on four straight pitches. "A-Rod" has been a pleasant surprise this season, hitting .278 with 12 home runs and 34 RBI in 216 at-bats.
Carlos Beltran, RF6/18/2015 10:55:00 AM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran is a career .333 hitter (7-for-21) with three homers and a 1.226 OPS versus Miami starter Mat Latos.
Insight: Beltran has done little this season, batting .249 with four home runs and 24 RBI in 201 at-bats this season, but this is a favorable matchup.
Mark Teixeira, 1B6/18/2015 9:46:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is questionable for Thursday's game against Miami due to a stiff neck.
Insight: It was bad enough that he missed Wednesday's game. He is having a solid year, batting .254 with 18 homers, 48 RBI and a .942 OPS.
Carlos Beltran, RF6/17/2015 10:30:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran had two hits and an RBI in the, 2-1, victory over the Marlins on Wednesday.
Insight: Beltran had an RBI-single in the fifth to score Chase Headley. Beltran is batting .249 with four home runs and 24 RBI in 201 at-bats this season.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B6/17/2015 10:23:00 PM
Description: Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez was on base four times in the, 2-1, victory over the Marlins on Wednesday.
Insight: Rodriguez was 2-for-2 with two walks and an RBI. He had an RBI-single in the first to score the first run of the game. Rodriguez is now three hits away from joining the 3,000 hit club.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF6/16/2015 10:52:00 PM
Description: New York center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (right knee sprain) should be expected back in June.
Insight: Manager Joe Girardi declared it a tough for him to return by then. Hopefully Ellsbury will back before the All-Star Break. New York will not rush him.
Nathan Eovaldi, SP6/16/2015 10:08:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Nathan Eovaldi could not get out of the first inning Tuesday against the Marlins.
Insight: Eovaldi allowed an ugly eight runs on nine hits over 2/3 of an inning. He did not walk or strike a batter, and now has a 5.12 ERA.
Carlos Beltran, RF6/16/2015 4:13:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran is dealing with a minor hamstring injury according to MLB.com.
Insight: Beltran hasn't played since Saturday because of the injury. Manager Joe Girardi said the plan is to give Beltran another day off on Tuesday and hope he can play on Wednesday. We will see.
Mark Teixeira, 1B6/15/2015 10:26:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira accounted for New York's lone run on Monday.
Insight: The Yankees feel 2-1 to the Marlins, with Teixeira going 1-for-4 with a solo homer. He is having a solid year, batting .256 with 18 homers and 48 RBI overall.
Masahiro Tanaka, SP6/15/2015 9:25:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven solid innings Monday versus Miami.
Insight: Tanaka allowed two runs on nine hits and did not walk a batter. He struck out six and now has a 2.49 ERA.
Mark Teixeira, 1B6/14/2015 5:25:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira went 1-for-3 with an RBI-double in the, 5-3, victory over the Orioles on Sunday.
Insight: That was Teixeira's 47th RBI of the year, which leads the American League. He is also batting .256 with 17 home runs in 203 at-bats this season.
John Ryan Murphy, C6/14/2015 5:21:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher John Ryan Murphy had his best day as a pro Sunday, going 3-for-4 with the game-winning double in the, 5-3, victory over the Orioles.
Insight: Murphy had two singles and drove in two runs on his double in the fifth. The double broke a, 3-3, tie in the fifth. Murphy isn't fantasy relevant, however, hitting .250 with four extra-base hits and five RBI in 52 at-bats this year.
Brian McCann, C6/14/2015 10:56:00 AM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann will get Sunday off.
Insight: Routine day of rest with a day game after a night game. John Ryan Murphy will be behind the dish on Sunday.
Carlos Beltran, RF6/14/2015 10:55:00 AM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran is out Sunday.
Insight: He is getting a normal day of rest. Garrett Jones will get the nod in right field.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B6/13/2015 10:20:00 PM
Description: Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez continues to surprise people in 2015.
Insight: Rodriguez has cemented himself in the middle of New York's lineup, and is a major reason why the Yankees lead the AL East. He smacked his 12th homer of the season Saturday versus Baltimore and is now over the 30-RBI mark.
CC Sabathia, SP6/13/2015 10:14:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter C.C. Sabathia failed to post a quality start Saturday against the Orioles.
Insight: He allowed four runs on eight hits over five innings of work. Sabathia struck out three and has an ugly 5.38 ERA overall.
Michael Pineda, SP6/12/2015 10:41:00 PM
Description: Yankees right hander Michael Pineda had a rough outing at Camden Yards, allowing five runs on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings Friday night.
Insight: Pineda wasn't good from the start as he yielded a run in the first and four in the third, including a three-run bomb to Chris Davis. Pineda also had two strikeouts and two walks. He is 7-3 with a 3.74 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 78 strikeouts in 74 2/3 innings this season.
Mark Teixeira, 1B6/12/2015 2:16:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is just 3-for-21 in his career against Ubaldo Jimenez with eight strikeouts.
Insight: Owners should probably avoid him as he has a .143 average in this matchup. The first baseman is hitting .242 with 17 home runs and 45 RBI in 192 at-bats this season.
Dellin Betances, RP6/10/2015 6:47:00 PM
Description: Yankees reliever Dellin Betances will take over the closer role while Andrew Miller is on the disabled list.
Insight: Betances has been excellent this season as a setup man, posting a 0.28 ERA with 54 strikeouts in 32 1/3 innings this season. He is a must-own player in all formats as long as he is the team's closer.
Nathan Eovaldi, SP6/10/2015 4:50:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Nathan Eovaldi went seven innings Wednesday versus Washington.
Insight: Eovaldi allowed three runs on eight hits and one walk. He struck out four and is still 5-1 with a 4.13 ERA.
Ivan Nova, SP6/10/2015 11:50:00 AM
Description: Yankees starter Ivan Nova will make one more rehab start before returning to the rotation, according to Jack Curry of YES Network.
Insight: Monitor his progress early on, as Nova could make an impact for the rest of the 2015 season.
Brian McCann, C6/9/2015 10:05:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann went 3-for-4 with two RBI in the, 6-1, victory over the Nationals on Tuesday.
Insight: McCann had a two-run single in the seventh to give New York two insurance runs. The cathcer is 6-for-12 in the last three games. He is hitting .266 with nine home runs and 37 RBI in 169 at-bats this year.
Masahiro Tanaka, SP6/9/2015 10:02:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven solid innings, allowing one run on five hits in the, 6-1, victory over the Nationals on Tuesday.
Insight: Tanaka also had six strikeouts and no walks. Since returning from the disabled list, Tanaka has pitched 14 innings and allowed just two runs. He is 4-1 with a 2.48 ERA, 0.80 WHIP and 39 strikeouts in 36 1/3 innings this season.
Brett Gardner, LF6/7/2015 3:32:00 PM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner hit a three-run homer in the, 6-2, victory over the Angels on Sunday.
Insight: Gardner was 1-for-4 in the game with three RBI. His home run came in a, 2-2, tie in the fifth. New York added another run on Jose Pirela's solo homer in the seventh. Gardner is hitting .278 with five home runs, 26 RBI and 39 runs in 194 at-bats this season.
CC Sabathia, SP6/7/2015 3:14:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter C.C. Sabathia has been ejected for arguing with the home-plate umpire in the sixth inning of his start on Sunday against the Angels.
Insight: Too bad because it was one of Sabathia's better starts this season. He went six innings and allowed two runs on five hits with seven strikeouts. Sabathia reached the 2,500 strikeout plateau for his career in the game. He left with a, 5-2, lead, though, so Sabathia is in line for the victory.
Mark Teixeira, 1B6/7/2015 11:54:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is just 2-for-22 in his career against Angels lefty C.J. Wilson.
Insight: Owners should probably avoid him as he has a .091 average versus Wilson. The first baseman is hitting .242 with 17 home runs and 45 RBI in 182 at-bats this season.
Brian McCann, C6/7/2015 11:37:00 AM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann is not in the starting lineup against the Angels on Sunday.
Insight: McCann was 2-for-5 with a two-run homer on Saturday, but he will be used off the bench on Sunday. John Ryan Murphy will start and catch C.C. Sabathia.
Mark Teixeira, 1B6/6/2015 10:39:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira went 1-for-3 with a walk and two RBI in the, 8-2, victory over the Angels on Saturday.
Insight: Teixeira picked up his RBI in a slightly unusual ways. He had a sacrifice fly in the first and walked with the bases loaded in the eighth. The first baseman is hitting .242 with 17 home runs and 45 RBI in 182 at-bats this season.
Brian McCann, C6/6/2015 10:35:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann had two hits, including a two-run homer in the, 8-2, victory over the Angels on Saturday.
Insight: McCann was 2-for-5 with two RBI and one run. He hit the two-run bomb as a part of the six-run first inning for the Yankees. McCann is hitting .255 with nine home runs and 35 RBI in 165 at-bats this year.
Carlos Beltran, RF6/6/2015 6:08:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran is back in the starting linup on Saturday against the Angels.
Insight: Beltran missed the last two games after he took a foul ball off his foot. This will send Garrett Jones to the bench. Beltran is hitting .294 with 14 RBI in the last 27 games.
Stephen Drew, 2B6/5/2015 10:11:00 PM
Description: Yankees infielder Stephen Drew had a huge game Friday against the Angels.
Insight: He went 2-for-4 with two homers and three RBI. Drew, however, is not a relevant option with a .173 BA, along with seven homers and 19 RBI.
Nathan Eovaldi, SP6/5/2015 9:08:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Nathan Eovaldi allowed one run Friday against the Angels.
Insight: Eovaldi went 5 1/3 innings and gave up four hits and four walks, while striking out four as well. He has a 4.16 ERA overall.
Brian McCann, C6/5/2015 4:48:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann (foot) is back in Friday's lineup.
Insight: He left Wednesday's game with the injury, but is ready to roll after a day off on Thursday. McCann is slashing .248/.315/.452 with eight homers and 33 RBI so far this season.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF6/5/2015 4:32:00 PM
Description: New York center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (right knee sprain) has resumed baseball activities.
Insight: He did so on Friday, but is still three-to-four weeks away from a return. Monitor his progress over the next couple of weeks.
Brett Gardner, LF6/5/2015 1:21:00 PM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner is an ugly 2-for-19 (.105) with 11 strikeouts versus Angels starter Jered Weaver.
Insight: He's batting .271 this season with 35 runs and 21 RBI, plus he's stolen 12 bases, but Friday isn't the day to use him in your fantasy lineup.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B6/5/2015 1:16:00 PM
Description: Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez is a career .346 hitter (9-for-26) with five home runs versus Angels right-hander Jered Weaver.
Insight: Weaver is second on A-Rod's active list of home run victims behind only Bartolo Colon (8). Rodriguez had a very good May, batting .316 for the month, but June has started slowly (.091). Perhaps this matchup will help.
Brian McCann, C6/4/2015 5:20:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann is day-to-day after an MRI came back negatve on his right foot.
Insight: Consider him day-to-day, as the injury does not appear to be serious.
Brian McCann, C6/4/2015 10:19:00 AM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann left Wednesday's game and is questionable for Friday's game against the LA Angelswith right foot soreness.
Insight: McCann will undergo an MRI on Thursday. He's batting .248 with eight homers and 33 RBI.
Mark Teixeira, 1B6/3/2015 6:01:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira smacked a homer on Wednesday afternoon.
Insight: He went 1-for-4 with his 16th homer. Teixeira is batting .241 with 41 RBI so far this season.
Masahiro Tanaka, SP6/3/2015 6:00:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka returned from the DL in fine fashion on Wednesday.
Insight: He defeated the Mariners by allowing one rin on three hits. Tanaka struck out nine and is now 3-1 with a 2.76 ERA.
Brian McCann, C6/3/2015 5:08:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann left Wednesday's game with right foot soreness.
Insight: McCann will undergo an MRI on Thursday. Stay tuned.
Carlos Beltran, RF6/3/2015 1:29:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran is getting Wednesday afternoon off against the Mariners.
Insight: It appears to be a normal day of rest, but Garrett Jones' pinch-hit three-run blast to win Tuesday's game might have something to do with Jones getting the start in right field Wednesday. Beltran is hitting .241 with four home runs and 21 RBI in 170 at-bats this season.
Mark Teixeira, 1B6/3/2015 10:07:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was 1-for-4 with an RBI in the, 5-3, extra-inning victory over the Mariners on Tuesday.
Insight: Teixeira hit a double in the third to score the first run of the game. New York won the game on Garrett Jones' three-run homer. Teixeira is hitting .241 with 15 home runs and 40 RBI in 170 at-bats this season.
Garrett Jones, 1B6/3/2015 10:03:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Garrett Jones hit the game-winning home run in the top of the 11th as New York beat Seattle, 5-3, on Tuesday.
Insight: Jones' 401-foot homer gave New York a three-run lead in extras, and the Yankees held on for a two-run victory. Jones pinched hit in the eight and went 2-for-3 with the home run and three runs in the game. He is batting .254 with two home runs and seven RBI in 59 at-bats this season.
Brian McCann, C6/2/2015 7:31:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann is not in the starting lineup against the Mariners on Tuesday.
Insight: McCann was off Sunday, but he is getting another day to rest. He will be back on Wednesday. John Murphy will be behind the plate Tuesday.
Masahiro Tanaka, SP6/2/2015 11:09:00 AM
Description: Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka is expected to start on Wednesday against Seattle.
Insight: Tanaka should throw about 80 pitches in his first start. He's 2-1 with a 3.22 ERA amnd 0.940 WHIP this season. Make sure he's back in your fantasy rotation against the light-hitting Mariners.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF6/2/2015 11:04:00 AM
Description: New York has placed center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (right knee sprain) had yet to start any baseball activities as of the end of last week.
Insight: Not good. Ellsbury has been injury prone in his career and anything to do with his legs could be additional time since he puts so much pressure on them. At this point I would not expect him to be activated when his 15 days are up.
Mark Teixeira, 1B6/1/2015 11:54:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is a career .297 hitter (19-for-64) with five home runs versus Seattle ace Felix Hernandez.
Insight: No hitter has hit more homers against Hernandez (Nelson Cruz also has five). Teixeira is hitting .239/.360/.568 with 14 home runs and 35 RBI in 163 at-bats this season.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B5/31/2015 6:51:00 PM
Description: Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez had two hits to raise his season average to .281 this year.
Insight: New York didn't score a run, so Rodriguez obviously didn't produce any runs, but his totals for the year are now .281/.369/.545 with 11 home runs, 27 RBI and 28 runs in 167 at-bats this season. No complaints from Rodriguez fantasy owners.
Brian McCann, C5/31/2015 2:39:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann is getting the day off on Sunday.
Insight: John Murphy is behind the plate, giving McCann a routine day off.
Carlos Beltran, RF5/31/2015 9:43:00 AM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran went 2-for-4 with a homer on Saturday night.
Insight: He had three total RBI on the night as well, and is now batting .245 with four homers and 21 RBI overall.
Slade Heathcott, RF5/29/2015 7:19:00 PM
Description: Yankees outfielder Slade Heathcott is headed to the 15-day disabled list due to a Grade 2 quadriceps strain.
Insight: Heathcott was scractched on Thursday after he suffered the quad strain on Wednesday. Chris Young will fill in at center field with Jacoby Ellsbury already out.
Mark Teixeira, 1B5/29/2015 7:17:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is not in the lineup against the Athletics on Friday.
Insight: Teixeira is just getting the day off. He is hitting .239/.360/.568 with 14 home runs and 35 RBI in 155 at-bats this season.
Slade Heathcott, RF5/29/2015 9:48:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Slade Heathcott is questionable for Friday's game against Oakland due to a sore right quadriceps.
Insight: He's played well in the six games since he was brought up, batting .353 with a home run and a .941 OPS, but this injury puts a damper on things. Consider him day-to-day.
Brian McCann, C5/29/2015 1:02:00 AM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI in the, 5-4, loss to the Athletics on Thursday.
Insight: McCann hit his home run to five the Yankees an early lead in the second. Then, he had an RBI-single in the fourth to double the New York lead, but Oakland came back to score five of the next seven runs. McCann is hitting .254 with seven home runs and 31 RBI in 142 at-bats this season.
Masahiro Tanaka, SP5/28/2015 7:58:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka should rejoin the rotation next week according to the New York Daily News.
Insight: That's what Joe Giradi expects to happen. Tanaka should start on either Tuesday or Wednesday and throw about 80 pitches. He's 2-1 with a 3.22 ERA amnd 0.940 WHIP this season.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B5/27/2015 3:52:00 PM
Description: Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez blasted a solo homer Wednesday against the Royals.
Insight: He went 2-for-4 with three RBI and continued his solid season. Rodriguez is hitting .276 with 11 homers and 26 RBI so far this year.
Michael Pineda, SP5/27/2015 3:20:00 PM
Description: Yankees right hander Michael Pineda allowed one run Wednesday versus Kansas City.
Insight: He gave up six hits and one walk over 6 2/3 innings of work. Pineda struck out eight and now has a 3.36 ERA.
Brian McCann, C5/27/2015 11:13:00 AM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann just 2-for-20 lifetime against Royals' starter Chris Young.
Insight: One of those hits is a home run, but fantasy owners need to be cautious about using McCann on Wednesday against Kansas City.
Adam Warren, RP5/26/2015 9:43:00 PM
Description: Yankees pitcher Adam Warren picked up his third win of the season.
Insight: Warren defeated the Royals by allowing just one run on two hits over 6 1/3 innings of work. He struck out five and is now 3-3 with a 3.91 ERA.
Mark Teixeira, 1B5/26/2015 9:42:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira had a homer and four RBI during Tuesday's 5-1 win over Kansas City.
Insight: He went 2-for-4 and scored two runs as well. Teixeira is hitting .243 with 14 homers and 35 RBI overall.
Carlos Beltran, RFHot5/26/2015 3:43:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran missed time due to illness, but is back in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Beltran is on a 13-game hitting streak, so this illness came at a bad time. Hopefully it won't change his momentum. After batting an ugly .162 in April, Beltran is hitting .301 in May and has returned to being fantasy worthy.
Brian McCann, C5/26/2015 3:38:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann is not in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: McCann blasted a home run on Monday, so this likely isn't related to the cramping that forced him from Sunday's game and is more likely a routine rest day.
Chase Headley, 3B5/25/2015 4:20:00 PM
Description: Yankees third baseman Chase Headley went 3-for-4 with a homer Monday afternoon.
Insight: The homer was a two-run shot, and he also added another RBI during Monday's route. Headly is batting .255 with six homers and 21 RBI overall.
Nathan Eovaldi, SP5/25/2015 4:17:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Nathan Eovaldi pitched very well Monday versus Kansas City.
Insight: Eovaldi allowed just one run on eight hits and one walk. He struck out four and is now 4-1 with a 4.27 ERA.
Carlos Beltran, RFHot5/25/2015 11:33:00 AM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran missed Sunday's game due to illness and is again sitting on Monday. Garrett Jones gets the start in right field.
Insight: Beltran is on a 13-game hitting streak, so this illness comes at a bad time. Hopefully it will only keep him out a day or two and won't change his momentum. After batting an ugly .162 in April, Beltran is hitting .301 in May and has returned to being fantasy worthy.
Brian McCann, C5/25/2015 11:32:00 AM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann left Sunday's game against Texas due to cramping in his leg, but is back in the lineup for Monday's contest.
Insight: McCann is batting just .233 with four homers and 25 RBI, but the alternative, John Ryan Murphy is not fantasy worthy.
Brian McCann, C5/25/2015 9:06:00 AM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann left Sunday's game against Texas due to cramping in his leg.
Insight: He might need a game or two on the bench, but we await further updates. McCann is batting just .233 with four homers and 25 RBI, but the alternative, John Ryan Murphy is not fantasy worthy.
Carlos Beltran, RFHot5/25/2015 9:04:00 AM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran missed Sunday's game due to illness
Insight: Beltran is on a 13-game hitting streak, so this illness comes at a bad time. Hopefully it will only keep him out a day or two and won't change his momentum. After batting an ugly .162 in April, Beltran is hitting .301 in May and has returned to being fantasy worthy.
Carlos Beltran, RF5/23/2015 5:01:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran extended his hitting streak to 13 games on Saturday, but the Rangers routed the Yankees, 15-4.
Insight: Beltran was 1-for-5 with a solo home run in the sixth, which was New York's first run. Texas scored 10 runs in the third inning, and Beltran had a costly error in the frame. Beltran is batting .320 with three home runs and nine RBI over the 13-game stretch.
Brian McCann, C5/23/2015 11:06:00 AM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann is not in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: It appears to be a normal day game after a night game off for the 31-year-old catcher. John Ryan Murphy will get the start behind the plate, but has no fantasy value.
Michael Pineda, SP5/22/2015 9:30:00 PM
Description: Yankees right hander Michael Pineda allowed four earned runs Friday against the Rangers.
Insight: Pineda gave up seven total runs on eight hits and one walk. He struck out four and now has a 3.59 ERA.
Masahiro Tanaka, SP5/21/2015 10:22:00 AM
Description: Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka (tendinitis in his right wrist) will make a rehab start on Thursday at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre.
Insight: Tanaka is likely to make a couple of starts before returning to the Yankees rotation. He's 2-1 with a 3.22 ERA amnd 0.940 WHIP this season.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B5/20/2015 5:49:00 PM
Description: Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez will not play once again on Wednesday against the Nationals.
Insight: New York is playing by National League rules, so Rodriguez will be limited to a pinch hitting role. He struck out in a pinch hit appearance versus Washington on Tuesday.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF5/20/2015 3:50:00 PM
Description: New York has placed center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury on the 15-day disabled list due to a right knee sprain.
Insight: Not good. Ellsbury has been injury prone in his career, so this is bad news. There is no definitive timetable yet for his return. In the meantime, Chris Young will likely get most of the starts in the outfield without Ellsbury.
Brian McCann, C5/20/2015 12:38:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann is a career .182 hitter versus Nationals starter Jordan Zimmerman.
Insight: McCann is just 2-for-11 against Zimmerman with four strikeouts. Avoid him in his matchup.
Mark Teixeira, 1B5/19/2015 10:36:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira went 2-for-3 with a homer and two walks on Tuesday night.
Insight: his homer has a two-run shot, and he now has 12 home runs and 30 RBI, while batting .258 so far this season.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF5/19/2015 8:26:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury left Tuesday's game with a right knee injury.
Insight: Ellsbury initially stayed in the game, but ended up being removed in the bottom of the fourth. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Carlos Beltran, RF5/19/2015 3:51:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran is not in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Against the tough left-hander Gio Gonzalez, the Yankees will start Chris Young, Brett Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury in the outfield. Beltran is batting just .156 against southpaws this season.
Mark Teixeira, 1B5/19/2015 9:45:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is questionable for Tuesday's game against Washington due to a bruised right toe.
Insight: He took a pitch off the foot on Sunday, but x-rays were negative. Teixeira is now hitting .248 with 11 homers and 28 RBI. That's a solid start for a well-known second-half hitter.
Chris Capuano, SP5/17/2015 5:28:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Chris Capuano wasn't very good in his first outing, going just three innings and yielding four runs.
Insight: Except for his "career" year in 2006, Capuano has never been much of a fantasy option. That won't change this season.
CC Sabathia, SP5/16/2015 9:58:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter C.C. Sabathia has now won two straight starts.
Insight: Sabathia defeated Kansas City going seven innings and allowing one run on six hits. He struck out five and is now 2-5 with a 4.67 ERA overall.
Didi Gregorius, SS5/16/2015 4:16:00 PM
Description: Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius is not in the starting lineup on Saturday versus the Royals.
Insight: Gregorius is batting .202 with three extra-base hits, seven RBI and seven runs in 2014 at-bats this season. Stephen Drew is at shortstop on Saturday, and Jose Pirela is at second base.
Brian McCann, C5/16/2015 4:13:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann is not in the lineup against the Royals on Saturday.
Insight: McCann is just getting a day off. John Ryan Murphy is catching and batting ninth. McCann is slashing .237/.291/.404 with four home runs and 21 RBI in 114 at-bats this season.
Michael Pineda, SP5/15/2015 11:53:00 PM
Description: Yankees right hander Michael Pineda lost his first game of the season on Friday, allowing five runs on 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings against the Royals.
Insight: Pineda didn't walk a batter, but he had just one strikeout. That coming after he had 16 strikeouts on Sunday. He is 5-1 with a 3.31 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 55 strikeouts and just three walks in 51 2/3 innings this season.
Chase Whitley, RP5/14/2015 10:46:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Chase Whitley left Thursday's game in the second inning with an elbow injury.
Insight: Whitley will receive an MRI on Friday, but there are no other updates at this time. The way Whitley reacted leaving the field, it looks like it could be serious. Check back for more updates.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B5/14/2015 10:05:00 PM
Description: Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez was 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the, 6-1, loss to the Rays on Thursday.
Insight: Rodriguez hit his solo bomb in the ninth, so it was another meaningless home run for A-Rod, which he is known for in his career. Rodriguez is hitting .250/.355/.552 with nine home runs and 21 RBI this season.
Carlos Beltran, RF5/14/2015 4:00:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran is not in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: Old guys need rest and Beltran is 38-years-old with a lot of mileage. He's batting .221 with two homers and 19 RBI and isn't playing up to fantasy-worthy levels.
Brian McCann, C5/13/2015 10:08:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann was 2-for-4 with an RBI in the loss to the Rays on Wednesday.
Insight: First baseman Mark Teixeira was also 2-for-4 with an RBI. Each had their RBI in the first to give the Yankees the early lead, but the Rays scored one in the first and two more in the second to win, 3-2.
Nathan Eovaldi, SP5/12/2015 9:46:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Nathan Eovaldi allowed four runs during Tuesday's loss to the Rays.
Insight: Eovaldi gave up six hits and two walks over 7 1/3 innings. He struck out six and is now 3-1 with a 4.14 ERA.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CFHot5/12/2015 10:15:00 AM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is a career .667 hitter (10-for-15) versus Rays starter Chris Archer.
Insight: He's played very well this season, batting .341 with six RBI, 25 runs and 11 steals. He should be fresh after getting Monday off.
Mark Teixeira, 1B5/11/2015 10:38:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira had four hits Monday against Tampa Bay.
Insight: He had a homer and double, along with three runs and two RBI. Teixeira is now hitting .239 with 11 homers and 27 RBI overall.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B5/11/2015 10:28:00 PM
Description: Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez smacked his eighth homer of the season.
Insight: For all things considering, Rodriguez has performed nicely this year. He is now hitting .250 with 20 RBI overall.
CC Sabathia, SP5/11/2015 9:39:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter C.C. Sabathia left the game in line for his first victory of the season.
Insight: Sabathia pitched seven innings and gave up four runs (three earned) on six hits and two walks, while striking out nine. He still has a unspectacular 5.20 ERA this season.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF5/11/2015 3:25:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is not in the Monday starting lineup.
Insight: No injury, just a routine day of rest. He's played very well this season, batting .341 with six RBI, 25 runs and 11 steals. brett Gardner will move up one spot into the leadoff position.
Carlos Beltran, RF5/10/2015 4:31:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran took advantage of a friendly matchup on Sunday, going 2-for-2 with a solo home run versus the Orioles.
Insight: Beltran came into the game 10-for-29 in his career versus Baltimore starter Bud Norris, so even though Beltran also was batting just .194 before Sunday's game, he was a solid start. He reward his fantasy owners with a solo bomb and single.
Michael Pineda, SP5/10/2015 4:29:00 PM
Description: Yankees right hander Michael Pineda struck out 16 batters in seven innings as he moved to 5-0 on the season Sunday.
Insight: Pineda also scattered six hits over his seven innings, allowing just one solo home run to J.J. Hardy in the second. Pineda is 5-0 with a 2.72 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 54 strikeouts in 46 1/3 innings this season.
Carlos Beltran, RF5/10/2015 10:22:00 AM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran is 10-for-29 with six doubles and five RBI in his career against Orioles starter Bud Norris.
Insight: Beltran is hitting just .194 with 10 extra-base hits and 12 RBI in 98 at-bats this season, so perhaps this gets him going.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B5/9/2015 12:15:00 PM
Description: Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez is not in the Yankees starting lineup on Saturday.
Insight: Rodriguez is playing better than anyone could have expected, battting .247 with seven homers and 19 RBI after sitting out a full season.
Brian McCann, C5/9/2015 12:12:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann is not in Saturday afternoon's starting lineup
Insight: McCann is hitting .231/.294/.4017 with three home runs and 17 RBI in 91 at-bats this season including a home run last night. Just the normal day game off after a night game.
Mark Teixeira, 1B5/8/2015 9:55:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is a career 1-for-12 (.083) with six strikeouts versus Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez.
Insight: Normally a slow starter, Teixeira has gotten off to a solid start in the power categories (10 HR, 25 RBI, .951 OPS), but he should still be avoided in this matchup.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B5/7/2015 9:50:00 PM
Description: Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez hit a homer Thursday versus Baltimore.
Insight: The home run was a solo shot, and Rodriguez also had another RBI as well. He is hitting .245 with seven homers and 18 RBI overall.
Nathan Eovaldi, SP5/7/2015 9:27:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Nathan Eovaldi allowed three runs Thursday against the Orioles.
Insight: He went 5 2/3 innings allowing the three runs on six hits and three walks while striking out three. Eovaldi now has a 3.97 ERA.
Brett Gardner, LF5/7/2015 4:05:00 PM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner sat out Wednesday due to a stiff neck and is questionable for Thursday's game against Baltimore. Update: Gardner will return to the lineup.
Insight: Consider him day-to-day for now. He's batting .309 this season with 18 runs and 13 RBI, plus he's stolen eight of nine bases. Chris Young will likely get the start in left if Gardner doesn't play again.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B5/7/2015 10:18:00 AM
Description: Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez is 5-for-10 with three homers and seven RBI versus Baltimore right-hander Chris Tillman.
Insight: After a hot start, A-Rod is batting just .179 with a .630 OPS over the past 10 games.
Brett Gardner, LF5/7/2015 9:59:00 AM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner sat out Wednesday due to a stiff neck and is questionable for Thursday's game against Baltimore
Insight: Consider him day-to-day for now. He's batting .309 this season with 18 runs and 13 RBI, plus he's stolen eight of nine bases. Chris Young will likely get the start in left if Gardner doesn't play again.
CC Sabathia, SP5/6/2015 9:37:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter C.C. Sabathia allowed four runs over 6 1/3 innings Wednesday versus Toronto.
Insight: Sabathia gave up nine hits and two walks while striking out four. He has an ugly 5.45 ERA this season.
Brett Gardner, LF5/6/2015 5:34:00 PM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner is out Wednesday due to a stiff neck.
Insight: Consider him day-to-day for now. Chris Young will likely get the start in left.
Brian McCann, C5/6/2015 12:20:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann is a career .407 hitter with three doubles and a home run versus Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle.
Insight: McCann is 11-for-27 with an OPS of 1.078 versus Buehrle. McCann is hitting .250/.311/.413 with two home runs and 15 RBI in 80 at-bats this season.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF5/5/2015 10:09:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs in the, 6-3, victory over the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
Insight: Ellsbury singled in a run in the second and then scored on Mark Teixeira's home run. He is hitting .358 with one home run and four RBI this season.
Michael Pineda, SP5/5/2015 10:04:00 PM
Description: Yankees right hander Michael Pineda threw eight shutout innings in the, 6-1, victory over the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
Insight: Pineda allowed just five runs in the eight innings, struck out six and walked one. He is 3-0 this season with a 2.97 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 38 strikeouts and just three walks in 39 1/3 innings.
Chase Headley, 3B5/5/2015 5:01:00 PM
Description: Yankees third baseman Chase Headley is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game versus the Blue Jays.
Insight: It appears to be a normal day of rest. Headley is hitting .247/.305/.402 with three home runs and 10 RBI in 97 at-bats this season.
Ichiro Suzuki, RF5/4/2015 10:20:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki had two hits and an RBI in the loss to the Nationals on Monday.
Insight: Suzuki was 2-for-4 in the game. He reached on an infield single in the eighth, which drove in the Marlins fourth run. Unfortunately, for Miami, they were unable to hold the two-run lead, losing, 6-4. Ichiro is hitting .282 with one home run, 10 runs and six RBI in 71 at-bats this season.
Carlos Beltran, RF5/4/2015 9:41:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran has three doubles in his last three games.
Insight: Beltran was 1-for-3 with a double and run scored on Monday versus the Blue Jays. He, however, is still only hitting .203 with no home runs this season, so hopefully not too many fantasy owners are counting on Beltran for major production.
Nathan Eovaldi, SP5/2/2015 3:39:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Nathan Eovaldi allowed two runs Saturday against the Red Sox.
Insight: He threw 6 2/3 innings and allowed those two runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out two. Eovaldi now has a 3.81 ERA.
Carlos Beltran, RF5/2/2015 11:04:00 AM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran will not start Saturday.
Insight: Chris Young will get the start. Just a routine day off for the aging Beltran who is batting .181 this season.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B5/1/2015 5:02:00 PM
Description: Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez will get the day off on Friday.
Insight: Rodriguez has gotten a lot of rest recently as he sat out Tuesday, and the Yankees didn't play on Thursday. He barely plays anyway because all he does is DH. Garrett Jones will be the designated hitter on Friday, though, and Rodriguez will play on Saturday.
Mark Teixeira, 1B5/1/2015 9:50:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is on a hot streak, true, but is in an unfavorable matchup on Friday.
Insight: Teixeira never hit for high average and that is again true this season, but he's already hit eight homers this spring. However, he's just 2-for-17 against Indians hurler Justin Masterson. You should avoid this one today.
Michael Pineda, SP4/29/2015 3:20:00 PM
Description: Yankees right hander Michael Pineda allowed two runs Wednesday versus Tampa Bay.
Insight: Pineda pitched 5 2/3 innings and allowed two runs on six hits while striing out five. He did not get a decision and now owns a 3.73 ERA this season.
Brett Gardner, LF4/29/2015 10:58:00 AM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner will get some rest Wednesday against Tampa Bay.
Insight: With the lefty Drew Smyly on the mound, Gardner will watch from the dugout. It is just a routine day of rest.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF4/28/2015 10:17:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury had three singles and scored two runs as New York beat Tampa Bay, 4-2.
Insight: Ellsbury scored in the first and fifth innings. He is batting .308 with one home run, three RBI and 16 runs in 78 at-bats this season.
Brian McCann, C4/28/2015 10:10:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann had two doubles and three RBI in the, 4-2, victory over the Rays on Tuesday.
Insight: McCann is now 10-for-16 with nine RBI in his career against Rays pitcher Jake Odorizzi. It's safe to say McCann likes hitting against the guy.
Masahiro Tanaka, SP4/28/2015 9:31:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka will be placed on the disabled list with tendinitis in his right wrist.
Insight: The good news is that its not related to the elbow, but Tanaka will still likely be sidelined for a month. Michal Pineda will now be the ace of the staff.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B4/28/2015 3:52:00 PM
Description: Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez will get the day off on Tuesday.
Insight: Just a routine day of rest. Look for Rodriguez to be back in the lineup on Wednesday.
Brian McCann, C4/28/2015 3:40:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann is 8-for-13 lifetime against Rays' starter Jake Odorizzi.
Insight: Two of those hits are homers, and McCann has six RBI during his career against Odorizzi. Make sure McCann is in your lineups.
Adam Warren, RP4/27/2015 9:19:00 PM
Description: Yankees pitcher Adam Warren allowed one run Monday against the Rays.
Insight: He went 5 2/3 innings and gave up five hits and struck out six as well. Warrennow has a 4.35 ERA.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF4/27/2015 3:30:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets, but is in Monday's lineup versus the Rays.
Insight: He tested out his hip during pregame warmups on Sunday, but was not ready to return. But he was obviously close. He's batting .282 with a home run and 14 runs scored.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF4/27/2015 10:33:00 AM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets, but is expected to return for Monday's game versus the Rays.
Insight: He tested out his hip during pregame warmups on Sunday, but was not ready to return. But he was obviously close. He's batting .282 with a home run and 14 runs scored.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF4/26/2015 4:55:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets.
Insight: He tested out his hip during pregame warmups, but is not ready to return. Chris Young will start in center and bat second.
Brian McCann, C4/26/2015 3:31:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann is 1-for-12 in his career against Mets starter Jonathan Niese.
Insight: McCann also has five strikeouts versus Niese, so if owners have another option at catcher, it would be wise to sit McCann.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF4/25/2015 7:58:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury left Saturday's game with hip tightness according to MLB.com.
Insight: Ellsbury was 0-for-3 before he left in the eighth. Manager Joe Girardi said he hopes Ellwbury can still play on Sunday.
Ichiro Suzuki, RFHot4/25/2015 7:51:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki broke the Japanese runs scored record on Saturday as he went 2-for-4 with a run versus the Nationals.
Insight: Suzuki scored on Adeiny Hechavarria's three-run homer in the eighth, which made it 1,310 runs in his major league career. Including his 658 runs in Japan, Ichiro has scored 1,968 times in professional base, which is more than any other Japanese player. At 41-year-old, though, he is hardly fantasy relevant. Suzuki is hitting .286 with one RBI and no homers in 42 at-bats.
CC Sabathia, SP4/25/2015 7:18:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter C.C. Sabathia continues to be a shell of his former self.
Insight: Sabathia pitched well against the tough Detroit Tigers offense on Monday, giving fantasy owners some hope that maybe he could be a servicable option, but he allowed seven runs in five innings and struck out just two versus the Mets on Saturday. Sabathia tossed up three home runs to Lucas Duda, Eric Campbell and Kevin Plawecki. Sabathia is 0-4 with a 5.96 ERA in four starts this season.
Mark Teixeira, 1B4/25/2015 7:08:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was 3-for-4 with an RBI and run in the, 8-2, loss to the Mets on Saturday.
Insight: Teixeira had the only Yankees RBI of the day with a solo home run in the seventh. The team's other run came on a Jacoby Ellsbury's double play. Teixeira started the season very slowly, but he is 5-for-8 in the last two games with three home runs.
Mark Teixeira, 1B4/24/2015 9:44:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira smacked two home runs Friday against the Mets.
Insight: He is hitting just .218 this season, yet has seven homers and 17 RBIs thus far. Owners will definitely take that.
Michael Pineda, SP4/24/2015 9:31:00 PM
Description: Yankees right hander Michael Pineda pitched very well Friday against the Mets.
Insight: He left with a 6-1 lead after going 7 2/3 innings and allowing just one run one five hits. Pineada struck out seven and now has a 3.86 ERA this season.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF4/23/2015 4:24:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury scored both of the team's runs during Thursday's victory versus Detroit.
Insight: He went 1-for-2 with a double and two walks. Ellsbury also stole a base and is now hitting .286 on the season.
Masahiro Tanaka, SP4/23/2015 4:21:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka pitched well in a no-decision Thursday against the Tigers.
Insight: Tanaka went 6 1/3 innings and allowed just one run on three hits and two walks, while striking out six. Dellin Betances picked up the win in relief, while Tanaka now has a 3.22 ERA. Andrew Miller closed the door for his sixth save of the season.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B4/23/2015 11:31:00 AM
Description: Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez is not in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: Rodriguez is just getting the day off. A-Rod has been one of the Yankees best hitters this season, hitting .265 with four home runs, 11 RBI and 11 runs scored. Carlos Beltran will DH and Garrett Jones is starting at first base.
Ichiro Suzuki, RFHot4/23/2015 10:15:00 AM
Description: Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki is a career 8-for-18 (.444) versus Phillies starter Dustin McGowan.
Insight: Suzuki has been starting the past few days because of the injury to Christian Yelich, so he'll likely get a shot at this favorable matchup. Ichiro is 3-for-7 with a pair of walks in the first two games of the series.
Mark Teixeira, 1B4/22/2015 10:17:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira blasted a home run Wednesday against the Tigers.
Insight: It was a three-run shot and he now has five homers and 13 RBIs so far this season. Teixeira is hitting just over .200 however.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF4/22/2015 11:00:00 AM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is 16-for-49 with seven extra-base hits and five stolen bases against Tigers ace David Price.
Insight: Ellsbury is slashing .327/.353/.551 versus Price in his career. No need to sit him despite Price on the mound.
Nathan Eovaldi, SP4/21/2015 10:28:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Nathan Eovaldi allowed just one run Tuesday versus Detroit.
Insight: He went seven innings and also allowed eight hits and one walk, while striking out four. Eovaldi has a solid 3.12 ERA through three starts.
Carlos Beltran, RF4/21/2015 5:29:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran will not start Tuesday against the Tigers.
Insight: Chris Young will get the start. Expect Beltran back on Wednesday.
CC Sabathia, SP4/20/2015 9:48:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter CC Sabathia dropped to 0-3 on the season Monday, but he pitched very well against one of the best offenses in the American League.
Insight: Sabathia actually earned the rare complete game loss as he went eight innings in the road lost at Comerica Park. Sabathia allowed two runs on seven hits in his eight frames. He did walk three, but this was clearly his best start of the season. Sabathia has a 4.35 ERA and 1.26 WHIP to go with his 0-3 record this season.
Carlos Beltran, RF4/20/2015 11:27:00 AM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran is questionable for Monday's game against Detroit due to illness.
Insight: Beltran has started slowly, batting .184 without a home run and a sub par .528 OPS.
Michael Pineda, SP4/19/2015 3:52:00 PM
Description: Yankees right hander Michael Pineda went 5 2/3 innings Sunday against Tampa Bay.
Insight: He allowed three runs on seven hits and one walk, while striking out five. Pineda now has a 5.00 ERA.
Masahiro Tanaka, SP4/18/2015 10:47:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka pitched very well Saturday against Tampa Bay.
Insight: Tanaka went seven inning and allowed no runs on two hits, while striking out eight. He is now 2-1 with a 3.94 ERA.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B4/17/2015 11:09:00 PM
Description: Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez went 3-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI to lead New York over Tampa Bay, 5-4.
Insight: Rodriguez hit a solo blast in the second inning and then a two-run bomb in the sixth. He capped off the great night with the game-winning RBI in the eighth. Rodriguez has been the Yankees best hitter this season, hitting .344 with four home runs and 11 RBI.
Brett Gardner, LF4/16/2015 3:58:00 PM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner (bone bruise) is questionable for Friday's game against Tampa Bay.
Insight: Gardner was hit on the right wrist and both X-rays and MRI said no structural damage, according to Bryan Hoch of mlb.com. He should be ready for the weekend series. Gardner put together a very good 2014 campaign (.256, 17 HR, 58 RBI, 87 runs, 21 SB) and fantasy owners hope he can continue that in 2015.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B4/15/2015 11:59:00 PM
Description: Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez was 2-for-3 with a homer in the loss on Wednesday against the Orioles.
Insight: Rodriguez now has two home runs on the season. He has arguable been the best Yankees hitter this season. Rodriguez is hitting .286 with two home runs and seven RBI.
CC Sabathia, SP4/14/2015 9:40:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter CC Sabathia took the loss Tuesday versus Baltimore.
Insight: He did not pitch poorly, but did allow four runs on seven hits and one walk over seven innings of work. Sabathia also had seven strikeouts and threw 91 pitches. He is 0-2 with a 5.68 ERA.
Chase Headley, 3B4/14/2015 12:00:00 PM
Description: Yankees third baseman Chase Headley is a career .412 hitter against Orioles' starter Bud Norris.
Insight: Headley could have nice outing against Baltimore tonight. He is 7-for-17 with two homers and four RBIs against Norris.
Brett Gardner, LF4/14/2015 10:26:00 AM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner was forced out of the game in the seventh inning after being hit by a pitch earlier in the game.
Insight: Gardner was hit on the right wrist. X-rays were negative, but he could miss a game or two due to swelling. He put together a very good 2014 campaign (.256, 17 HR, 58 RBI, 87 runs, 21 SB) and fantasy owners he can continue that in 2015.
Stephen Drew, 2B4/13/2015 11:00:00 PM
Description: Yankees infielder Stephen Drew played the role of hero Monday night against Baltimore.
Insight: He hit a pinch-hit grand slam in the seventh, which won the game for New York. However, Drew is not a great fantasy option.
Michael Pineda, SP4/13/2015 9:55:00 PM
Description: Yankees right hander Michael Pineda allowed five runs Monday against the Orioles.
Insight: He wen 6 1/3 innings and allowed the five runs on nine hits, but did strike out nine. Pineda has a 5.11 ERA through two starts this season.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF4/13/2015 11:10:00 AM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is 6-for-13 (.462) against Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen.
Insight: Ellsbury and Brett Gardner could make a solid one-two punch on Monday as Gardner is a .357 hitter versus Chen.
Brett Gardner, LF4/13/2015 11:08:00 AM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner is 5-for-14 with three extra base hits and five RBI against Baltimore left-hander Wei-Yin Chen.
Insight: Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury, who is a career .462 hitter versus Chen, could make a nice duo in Monday's game.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B4/12/2015 10:30:00 AM
Description: Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez is 10-for-25 with two home runs in his career versus Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz.
Insight: Rodriguez played first base on Saturday, but should return to DH on Sunday night. Expect him to have some good at-bats versus Buchholz. A-Rod is leading the Yankees with a .278 batting average.
Mark Teixeira, 1B4/12/2015 10:25:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has been feast or famine in his career against Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz.
Insight: Teixeira is 4-for-25 with eight strikeouts versus Buchholz, but he does have two home runs. Teixeira had Saturday off after the marathon on Friday night, so he should be well rested and ready to go.
Brian McCann, C4/11/2015 11:40:00 AM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann will sit on Saturday.
Insight: John Ryan Murphy will get the start. McCann had a couple of hits in six at-bats during last night's marathon 19-inning classic.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF4/11/2015 11:37:00 AM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is not in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: Ellsbury went all 19 innings and seven hours Friday night (2-for-9) so this isn't a big surprise. He should be back Sunday.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B4/11/2015 11:35:00 AM
Description: Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez is starting at first base on Saturday.
Insight: Given that the Red Sox and Yankees went 19 innings last night expect a lot of changes for Saturday afternoon's game.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B4/9/2015 10:03:00 PM
Description: Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez smacked his first homer of the season.
Insight: He did so in a loss to Toronto. Rodriguez went 1-for-3 and tallied his first home run and RBI of 2015. He batted in the two-hole on Thursday night.
CC Sabathia, SP4/9/2015 9:17:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter CC Sabathia allowed five runs Thursday versus Toronto.
Insight: Four of the runs were earned, and he did manage eight strikeouts. However, it is becoming clearer and clearer that Sabathia is well past his prime.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF4/8/2015 10:12:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury had a nice game Wednesday versus Toronto.
Insight: He went 2-for-2 with two runs scored and two walks. Ellsbury is hitting .333 on the young season.
Michael Pineda, SP4/8/2015 9:05:00 PM
Description: Yankees right hander Michael Pineda allowed two runs over six innings during his season debut.
Insight: He left after throwing 96 pitches and his team down 2-0. Pineda gave up six hits and one walk, while both runs were earned. However, he did have six strikeouts and did look comfortable on the mound.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B4/8/2015 11:20:00 AM
Description: Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez has eight hits, including two doubles and a home run, in 22 at-bats versus Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey.
Insight: Rodriguez does also have six strikeouts against Dickey, but he should be started on Wednesday. Rodriguez singled on Monday, so he is off to a decent start.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B4/6/2015 5:13:00 PM
Description: Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez went 1-for-2 in his return to the field on Opening Day Monday.
Insight: Rodriguez was met with a standing ovation from the Yankee faithful at "The Stadium". What a joke. But from a fantasy stand point, Rodriguez has value at a weak third base spot. He had a solid spring and knocked in a run with the single on Monday. That turned out to be the Yankees only run of the game.
Masahiro Tanaka, SP4/6/2015 5:07:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka did not look good in his 2015 regular season debut on Monday versus the Blue Jays.
Insight: Tanaka pitched four innings, allowing five runs, four earned on five hits. He also struck out six and walked two. If fantasy owners remember last season, Tanaka got off to a slow start in 2014, so no need to worry too much here.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF4/6/2015 9:58:00 AM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is a career .455 hitter (5-of-11) against Blue Jays starter Drew Hutchison.
Insight: Sure, all five hits were singles, but he's also stolen a pair of bases off the right-hander without being caught.
Didi Gregorius, SS3/28/2015 3:58:00 PM
Description: Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius sprained his left wrist and will have X-rays.
Insight: We will know more after the results are out. If it's serious, the Yankees have Stephen Drew to slide over to shortstop. Gregorius has a tough assignment this season - replace the legend known as Derek Jeter.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF3/26/2015 3:56:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (oblique) is expected to resume playing in exhibition games on or around March 31.
Insight: This is a good sign, and should allow ellsbury to be ready for Opening Day. Stay tuned.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B3/25/2015 3:43:00 PM
Description: Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Alex Rodriguez can be the team's regular designated hitter this season according to the Wall Street Journal.
Insight: Rodriguez is hitting .286 with two home runs and a double in 33 plate appearances this spring. Rodriguez is going to turn 40 and both his hips have already been surgically repaired, so he could benefit from a full season just hitting.
Dellin Betances, RP3/25/2015 3:29:00 PM
Description: Yankees reliever Dellin Betances admitted to the New York Post on Tuesday that his velocity is "nowhere near where it should be".
Insight: Betances did get his fastball up to 94 mph on Tuesday, but he was routinely in the mid-to-high 90s during 2014, so he is still expecting to see more velocity. Manager Joe Giradi isn't too concern, saying the velocity should return as Betances pitches more. Betances is the front runner to be the Yankees closer this season, though, New York has not confirmed that yet.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF3/18/2015 6:47:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury will not play the next seven days due to an oblique strain according to the NY Daily News.
Insight: An MRI on Wednesday revealed the minor strain. This type of injury can sometimes land players on the 15-day disabled list. Ellsbury will likely not play much until Opening Day.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF3/17/2015 4:22:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is dealing with an abdominal strain, according to manager Joe Girardi.
Insight: He is being considered day-to-day, and should be in any danger of missing Opening Day.
Masahiro Tanaka, SP3/13/2015 4:54:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) pitched two perfect innings during his spring debut.
Insight: He was throwing consistently around 90 mph on Thursday afternoon, but did touch 94 mph. Tanaka through 15-of-19 pitches for strikes, and seemingly passed this test with ease.
CC Sabathia, SP3/12/2015 4:24:00 PM
Description: CC Sabathia (right knee surgery) pitched in a simulated game on Thursday.
Insight: He threw 29 pitches over two innings, and more importantly, felt good after. Sabathia should be ready to start the season, but he is simply not the player he once was. He will be a major risk in 2015 from not just an injury standpoint, but a production standpoint as well.
Chris Capuano, SP3/12/2015 4:22:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Chris Capuano received a platelet-rich plasma injection on Thursday for his strained right quad.
Insight: The injury occured on Wednesday afternoon, and it is a Grade 2 strain. Capuano will likely miss the first month of the regular season, and may end up pitching out of the bullpen upon his return.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B3/11/2015 5:27:00 PM
Description: Yankees 3B/DH Alex Rodriguez hit his first homer of the spring.
Insight: He did so off Brandon Workman in the fourth inning. Rodriguez has hit well this spring (.455 BA), and will likely open up the season as New York's designated hitter.
Chris Capuano, SP3/11/2015 2:52:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Chris Capuano left Wednesday's game with a right quad injury that resulted when he tried to cover first base according to WFAN.
Insight: There is no word yet on the seriousness of the injury. As long as he is healthy, Capuano is projected to be the Yankees fifth starter.
Stephen Drew, 2B3/10/2015 11:28:00 AM
Description: Yankees manager Joe Girardi has confirmed that Stephen Drew is expected to be the everyday second baseman.
Insight: It what we thought when he was signed, but it's nice to get confirmation. Of course. he'll have to hit better than the .162 he posted in 2014 if he wants to keep the job.
CC Sabathia, SP3/10/2015 11:24:00 AM
Description: CC Sabathia (right knee surgery) threw batting practice over the weekend and is expected to throw a simulated game on Thursday, according to Brendan Kuty of The Star-Ledger.
Insight: The left-hander has recorded just a 17-17 record, a 4.87 ERA and a 1.389 WHIP in the last two seasons. He's lost speed on his fastball and gained weight to put more pressure on his bad knee. I recommend all fantasy owners take a wait-and-see attitude.
Masahiro Tanaka, SP3/8/2015 2:35:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) will make his Grapefruit League debut on Thursday.
Insight: Tanaka should be ready for Opening Day, but owners must proceed with caution in regards to him.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B3/4/2015 2:54:00 PM
Description: Yankees 3B/DH Alex Rodriguez went 1-for-2 with a walk in his return to action on Wednesday.
Insight: The hit was a single, and Rodriguez batted second in the lineup Wednesday against Philadelphia. Look for the Yankees to get him plenty of at-bats throughout spring training, as they try and figure out what to do with him this season.
Masahiro Tanaka, SP3/4/2015 1:45:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) wil likely make his Grapefruit League debut on March 12.
Insight: No official announcement has been made, but not matter what Tanaka should be ready for Opening Day. He will be a high-risk, high-reward guy.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B3/2/2015 5:50:00 PM
Description: Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez will play Wednesday versus Philadelphia.
Insight: This will be his Grapefruit League debut. Look for Rodriguez to start at DH and see two-to-three at-bats.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B2/28/2015 12:35:00 PM
Description: Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez took some reps at first base.
Insight: A-Rod is expected to work mostly as a DH, but the ability to play both first and third could add playing time. Whether he can still be a valuable fantasy option is up in the air as he hasn't played since September 2013.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B2/23/2015 1:59:00 PM
Description: Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez reported to training camp Monday.
Insight: The circus is officially in town. It remains to be seen what the slugger still has in the tank. His last official at-bat was Sept 25, 2013. Over his last three seasons, he hit .269 with a total of 41 homers and a .796 OPS. Fantasy owners should watch closely, but do not touch.
CC Sabathia, SP2/10/2015 10:40:00 AM
Description: CC Sabathia (right knee surgery) says his rehab is going well and hopes to make at least 30 starts this season, according to a Bryan Hoch report for mlb.com
Insight: I'm more concerned with the drop in velocity over the past seasons. The left-hander has recorded just a 17-17 record, a 4.87 ERA and a 1.389 WHIP in the last two seasons and I recommend all fantasy owners take a wait-and-see attitude.
Ichiro Suzuki, RF1/27/2015 10:39:00 PM
Description: The Marlins signed outfielder Ichiro Suzuki to a one-year deal.
Insight: Suzuki hit .284/.324/.340 with a home run and 15 steals last season in the Bronx. He is 156 hits away from 3,000 major league hits although he already has 4,000 counting his numbers from Japan. At 41 years old, Ichiro is really just a flier in standard leagues.
Stephen Drew, 2B1/6/2015 10:58:00 PM
Description: The Yankees resigned shortstop Stephen Drew to a one-year, $5 million contract according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman.
Insight: Including incentives, the deal is worth between $6-7 million. Drew only hit .150/.219/.271 last season, but he gives the Yankees depth at middle infield. He shouldn't really be fantasy relevant.
Nathan Eovaldi, SP12/19/2014 4:58:00 PM
Description: Newly-acquired starter Nathan Eovaldi will not be a great option during 2015.
Insight: He was the main piece of the deal the Yankees got in return for Martin Prado. However, after a record of 6-14 and a 4.37 ERA last season, there is little reason to believe Eovaldi will improve by pitching in the AL East.
Didi Gregorius, SS12/5/2014 3:13:00 PM
Description: The Diamondbacks have traded shortstop Didi Gregorius to the New York Yankees.
Insight: Gregorius hit .226 last season with six homers, 27 RBI, 35 runs and six steals in 270 at bats. Replacing Yankees all-time great Derek Jeter, Gregorius may have more pressure on him than anyone in baseball.
David Robertson, RP11/12/2014 3:02:00 PM
Description: Yankees closer David Robertson is looking to be paid in the same range as Jonathan Papelbon, who set the record for biggest contract for a closer before the 2012 season.
Insight: So basically Robertson wants to be the richest closer in baseball. The Wall Street Journal reported Robertson's agent and Yankees general manager Brian Cashman met on Tuesday. Robertson turned down a one-year, $15.3 million qualifying offer. ESPN reports Robertson wants something in the range of four years, $50 million. He has posted a 2.20 ERA over the past four years, but that is still a lot of money for a closer.
Alfonso Soriano, RF11/4/2014 9:11:00 PM
Description: Outfielder Alfonso Soriano has announced his retirement from baseball, according to Hector Gomez of Listin Diario in the Dominican Republic.
Insight: He was released by the Yankees in July, and at 38-years-old, finishes a nice career, batting .270/.319/.500 with 412 homers and 1,159 RBI during 16 seasons. Soriano also made seven All-Star teams.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B10/10/2014 5:17:00 PM
Description: Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Friday that he is "open to pursuing third base options" according to Newsday.
Insight: CBS' Jon Heyman reported this week that the Yankees were interested in bringing back Chase Headley to play third. There is a high possibility that A-Rod will be playing at the DH spot, if that counts as playing, or possibility even moving to first base. The Yankees cannot count on him staying healthy an entire season at third base.
Carlos Beltran, RF9/30/2014 8:22:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran underwent surgery Tuesday to remove a bone spur in his right eblow according to MLB.com.
Insight: There is no danger of Beltran missing spring training as he should be able to return to all baseball activities in 12 weeks. He had a bad season, hitting .233/.301/.402 with 15 home runs and 49 RBI, but he should be much better after healing from the injury.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B9/29/2014 9:40:00 PM
Description: Yankees manager Joe Girardi told ESPN New York on Monday that he expects Alex Rodriguez to be the team's third baseman next season.
Insight: Girardi went on to say A-Rod doesn't automatically have the job, but he should be able to be the everyday third baseman if healthy. Even though this news likely makes Yankee fans want to puke, the team could really use a power right-handed bat. That's if Rodriguez can be somewhat of his old self. Reality seems to have set in for Rodriguez, who must have figured out he stood almost no chance of winning this case in federal court. A-Rod will sit out the entire 2014 season as he serves a 162-game PED suspension. Rodriguez will not be reporting to spring training later this month.
Michael Pineda, SP9/28/2014 6:59:00 PM
Description: Yankees right hander Michael Pineda struck out 10 and allowed just one run and three hits in six 1/3 innings on Sunday to win the season finale.
Insight: The Red Sox did not have their best lineup out on the field, but he would have performed well against the Boston "A Team" as well. In his last 13 2/3 innings, Pineda struck out 18 hitters. He finishes the year with a 1.89 ERA and looks to be the Yankees best starter going into 2015.
Derek Jeter, SS9/28/2014 5:52:00 PM
Description: Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter singled in his last at-bat at the major league level.
Insight: Jeter went 1-for-2 before leaving in the third inning on Sunday. He lined out to shortstop Jemile Weeks in his first at-bat and then hit an infield single in his second plate appearance. Manager Joe Girardi replaced Jeter after the infield single. Jeter finishes sixth all-time with 3,465 hits. Jeter will cap off his Hall of Fame career batting second one more time for the pinstripes. He registered an infield single before exiting the game on Saturday in a blow out. Hopefully, Jeter plays the entire game on Sunday.
Derek Jeter, SS9/28/2014 10:46:00 AM
Description: Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter will DH in his final major league game on Sunday.
Insight: Jeter will cap off his Hall of Fame career batting second one more time for the pinstripes. He registered an infield single before exiting the game on Saturday in a blow out. Hopefully, Jeter plays the entire game on Sunday.
Mark Teixeira, 1B9/28/2014 10:01:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has just four hits against Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz in 23 career at-bats, but two of them are home runs.
Insight: Teixeira also has five RBI, two walks and seven strikeouts against the right hander. Like many Yankees, Teixeira has been extremely disappointing this year, hitting .217 with 22 home runs and 61 RBI.
Masahiro Tanaka, SP9/27/2014 3:45:00 PM
Description: The best thing that can be said about Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka's second start is that he didn't hurt himself.
Insight: Tanaka was ugly, throwing 50 pitches and yielding seven hits and five earned runs in 1 2/3 IP.
Derek Jeter, SS9/27/2014 10:52:00 AM
Description: Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter will be the DH in Saturday's lineup.
Insight: Jeter said in an interview after Thursday night's dramatic walkoff hit in his final Yankees Stadium appearance that he would play in the series against Boston at some point and he was true to his word.
Derek Jeter, SS9/26/2014 4:33:00 PM
Description: Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is not in Friday's starting lineup.
Insight: Jeter said in an interview after Thursday night's dramatic walkoff hit in his final Yankees Stadium appearance that he would play in the series against Boston at some point, but it's not going to be Friday night.
Hiroki Kuroda, SP9/25/2014 10:26:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda is robbed of victory against Baltimore.
Insight: He went eight innings and left with a three-run lead. However, David Roberston blew the save. Kuroda, did finish the night with nine strikeouts and only two earned runs. He concludes 2014 at 11-9 and a 3.71 ERA.
David Robertson, RP9/25/2014 10:24:00 PM
Description: Yankees closer David Robertson blows save, but picks up victory.
Insight: He allowed three runs in the bottom half of the ninth, but was bailed out by Derek Jeter. Robertson has pitched well all year, and is now 4-5, with 38 saves and a 3.13 ERA.
Derek Jeter, SS9/25/2014 10:22:00 PM
Description: Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter ends career at Yankee Stadium in grand style.
Insight: He hit a walk-off single with one out to score Antoan Richardson. In a storybook ending, Jeter finishes the night going 2-for-5 with three RBI and one run scored. He will be missed.
Mark Teixeira, 1B9/24/2014 6:03:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira hits 22nd homer in loss to Baltimore.
Insight: It was his 22nd bomb of the year. He had two hitson the day and three RBI. With his inabilty to stay on the field on a consistent basis, Teixeira's best days are behind him.
Brian McCann, C9/23/2014 10:51:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann hit his 23rd home run of the season, going 2-for-4 against the Orioles on Tuesday.
Insight: McCann has been disappointing in his first season in pinstripes. He got off to a slow start and never really recovered. McCann is hitting .235/.290/.411 with 73 RBI in addition to the 23 homers.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF9/23/2014 8:53:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury exercised lightly on Tuesday.
Insight: Doctors, however, have not cleared him to resume baseball activities. He still hopes to return at some point this week.
Mark Teixeira, 1B9/23/2014 8:47:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira returned to the Yankees' lineup on Tuesday.
Insight: Teixeira sat out the previous two contests due to soreness in his right wrist, which he had surgically repaired. The first baseman received a cortisone shot to play Tuesday.
Mark Teixeira, 1B9/23/2014 3:47:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is dealing with a wrist injury that has plagued him for a while.
Insight: Teixeira has already gone through three cortisone shots this season. It used to be you could count on him for 30 homers like clockwork, but he hit 24 last season and has 21 so far this year. Consider him questionable ... at best. Update - Teixeira is in the starting lineup.
Mark Teixeira, 1B9/23/2014 12:15:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is dealing with a wrist injury that has plagued him for a while.
Insight: Teixeira has already gone through three cortisone shots this season. It used to be you could count on him for 30 homers like clockwork, but he hit 24 last season and has 21 so far this year. Consider him questionable ... at best.
Carlos Beltran, RF9/23/2014 12:13:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran (elbow) has been mostly out of the lineup lately while dealing with the injury.
Insight: Beltran has played just three games since Sept. 9 and had nine at-bats. Fantasy owners have long since abandoned Beltran.
Derek Jeter, SS9/22/2014 10:54:00 PM
Description: Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter had his first three-RBI game of 2014 on Monday in the victory over the Orioles.
Insight: Jeter had a RBI-groundout in the third and then drove in two with a double in the fifth. Jeter is going out on a high note in his last homestand of his career. He is 9-for-20 over the last five home games.
Michael Pineda, SP9/22/2014 10:50:00 PM
Description: Yankees right hander Michael Pineda continued his solid season with seven 1/3 shutout innings against the Orioles on Monday.
Insight: Pineda's season has been injury-plagued and full of pine tar controversy, but on the mound, Pineda is 4-5 with a 1.93 ERA and 49 strikeouts in 70 innings. In 11 of Pineda's 12 starts this season, he has allowed two runs or fewer.
Masahiro Tanaka, SP9/22/2014 9:32:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka will receive one more start in the 2014 season.
Insight: Tanaka is set to start on Saturday at Fenway, which is giving the pitcher confidence that he can avoid elbow surgery according to ESPN New York. Tanaka returned to the mound on Sunday and pitched five 1/3 innings and allowed one run on five hits in a victory. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said his right hander will be allotted 80-85 pitches against Boston.
Brett Gardner, LFHot9/22/2014 12:06:00 PM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner is 5-for-12 with three extra base hits and five RBI against Baltimore left-hander Wei-Yin Chen.
Insight: Gardner posted multiple hits in both Saturday and Sunday's game with a pair of doubles and a home run. He had gone 0-for-20 before the weekend. Looks like he's turned it around and this is a favorable matchup.
David Robertson, RP9/21/2014 6:36:00 PM
Description: Yankees closer David Robertson pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn his 38th save of the season.
Insight: He allowed one walk, but struck out one, to shut the door on Toronto. Robertson now owns a 2.79 ERA, and has been a solid replacement for the great Mariano Rivera.
Brian McCann, C9/21/2014 6:34:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann has big day at plate in Yankees victory.
Insight: He raked two homers and three RBI, giving him 22 dingers and 71 RBI on the year. McCann is a solid option behind the plate, as the 2014 season comes to an end.
Masahiro Tanaka, SP9/21/2014 6:31:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) earns victory in return to mound.
Insight: The Yankees were clearly keeping him on a pitch count, as he left the game with only 70 pitches thhrown. That totaled 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball, and four strikeouts. It is nice to see Tanaka get back out there, and return to form.
Masahiro Tanaka, SP9/21/2014 9:38:00 AM
Description: Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) will be on the mound for the Yankees for the first time since July 8th, when New York hosts Toronto Sunday afternoon.
Insight: He got some work in the Yanks' spring training complex, but will face a big test today. Tanaka was a CY Young candidate before he went down with the injury. He is 12-4 with a 2.51 ERA in 2014.
Derek Jeter, SS9/20/2014 8:20:00 PM
Description: Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter continues to play well, as his career comes to an end.
Insight: Jeter went 2-for-5 Saturday against Toronto, with a double and one RBI. It is nice to see such a great player end on a high note.
Chris Capuano, SP9/20/2014 8:16:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Chris Capuano could not make it out of the sixth inning Saturday against the Blue Jays.
Insight: He surrendered four runs in 5/23 innings. Capuano is now 2-4 with a 4.67 ERA, pitching for New York.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF9/20/2014 10:40:00 AM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury left Friday's game against the Blue Jays with a strained right hamstring and according to manager Joe Girardi could be shut down for the remainder of the season.
Insight: Girardi called it a "distinct possibility," according to a Wallace Matthews tweet. The outfielder is hitting .271 with 16 home runs, 70 RBI, 71 runs scored and 39 stolen bases this year.
Derek Jeter, SS9/19/2014 10:10:00 PM
Description: Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter went 2-for-4 on Friday in the victory against the Blue Jays.
Insight: After going nearly a month in between multi-hit games, Jeter recorded his second straight game with two hits. He nearly hit his second home run in as many days but instead flew out to the warning track. Jeter may be inspired by his final homestand because he was in a major slump prior to Thursday. He is hitting .252 with 20 extra-base hits and 41 RBI this year.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF9/19/2014 9:53:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury left Friday's game against the Blue Jays with a strained right hamstring and is set to undergo an MRI to determine the severity of the injury according to Anthony McCarron of the New York Daily News.
Insight: Before leaving, Ellsbury was 2-for-3 with a double, home run and three RBI. The outfielder is hitting .271 with 16 home runs, 70 RBI and 39 stolen bases this year.
Brian McCann, C9/19/2014 12:02:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann is a career .417 hitter (10-for-24) against Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle.
Insight: McCann is struggling, batting .146 over the past two weeks (12 games). He has 20 home runs for the seventh consecutive season and 66 RBI, but he's not hitting right now.
Austin Romine, C9/19/2014 11:55:00 AM
Description: If you see Yankees catcher Austin Romine's name in Friday's starting lineup, don't be surprised, as he's 5-for-6 (.833) against Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle.
Insight: Romine only has four at-bats all season, but you never know. If he gets a chance he might be successful.
Derek Jeter, SS9/18/2014 10:44:00 PM
Description: Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter homered as the Yankees edged the Blue Jays 3-2 Thursday night.
Insight: With just seven games remaining at home, the fans may have seen Jeter's final home run trot. It was his fourth homer of the season and 260th of his Hall of Fame career.
Ichiro Suzuki, RF9/18/2014 2:43:00 PM
Description: Fantasy owners should avoid New York right fielder Ichiro Suzuki Thursday against Toronto.
Insight: Suzuki is just 4-for-23 with four strikeouts in his career against Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey. The outfielder has also struggled in September, batting .238 with a .565 OPS in the month.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF9/18/2014 2:39:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is 5-for-12 (.417) in his career against Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey.
Insight: He also has a double, RBI and steal off the knuckleballer. Ellsbury is hitting .271 with 15 home runs and 67 RBI this year.
Mark Teixeira, 1B9/17/2014 4:35:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is back in the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Rays.
Insight: Teixeira is dealing with lingering wrist discomfort. It used to be you could count on him for 30 homers like clockwork, but he hit 24 last season and has 21 so far this year.
Michael Pineda, SP9/16/2014 11:13:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda allowed one run, two earned, on four hits in five 1/3 innings pitched but lost to the Rays, 6-1, on Tuesday.
Insight: Pineda continues to pitch pretty well, but his record is just 3-5. He has not won since Aug. 25 but has a 2.15 ERA in 62 2/3 innings this year.
Mark Teixeira, 1B9/16/2014 5:55:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is not in the starting lineup on Tuesday against the Rays.
Insight: Teixeira is dealing with lingering wrist discomfort according to the New York Daily News. Yankees manager Joe Girardi will count on Teixeira to let the team know when he is ready to return. He is listed as day-to-day.
Martin Prado, 2B9/16/2014 4:11:00 PM
Description: Yankees 2B/3B/OF Martin Prado has an emergency appendectomy and is likely done for the season.
Insight: Prado has been sidelined much of the past week with a mild left hamstring strain, but now this. Prado is batting .282 with a .733 OPS for the season, but was much better as a Yankee infielder, batting .316 with seven homers and an .877 OPS.
Derek Jeter, SS9/15/2014 4:25:00 PM
Description: Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is not in Monday's starting lineup.
Insight: Jeter is hitless over the last six games (22 at-bats). The Captain's "Goodbye Tour" is going out on a mediocre note. Fantasy owners should simply remember the future Hall of Fame member is a career .300 hitter over 20 seasons and smile for what he's done for you in the past ... and leave him on your bench.
Brian McCann, CHot9/15/2014 3:56:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann is sitting out Monday's game with Tampa Bay.
Insight: McCann played the entire four-game weekend series against Baltimore and needs a day of rest. He has 20 home runs and 66 RBI this season. John Ryan Murphy will do the catching tonight. He's a .292 hitter, but without much power and has limited fantasy value.
Masahiro Tanaka, SP9/15/2014 3:10:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) threw five innings Monday at the Yankees spring training complex.
Insight: Tanaka didn't give up a run, though he was facing mainly youngsters with little experience. The right-hander didn't feel any pain, which is the most important thing to get out of the session. There is still a chance he appears in a Yankees game before the end of the season.
David Robertson, RP9/13/2014 5:14:00 PM
Description: Yankees closer David Robertson pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Orioles on Saturday to record his 36th save of the season.
Insight: Robertson has pitched great filling in for Mariano Rivera. Robertson has blown just three out of 39 save opportuntities, has a 2.64 ERA, and 86 strikeouts in 58 innings.
Carlos Beltran, RFCold9/13/2014 1:25:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran (elbow) is not in the starting lineup on Saturday.
Insight: Beltran was scratched from Wednesday's game due to elbow soreness and has yet to return. At some point, we expect the Yankees to shut him down for the year.
Bryan Mitchell, RP9/12/2014 10:32:00 PM
Description: Yankees pitcher Bryan Mitchell made his first career big league start, allowing two runs in five innings and losing to the Orioles, 5-0.
Insight: Mitchell allowed six hits, struck out two and walked two. The Yankees lineup mustered just four hits in the shutout.
Chase Headley, 3B9/12/2014 10:14:00 AM
Description: Yankees third baseman Chase Headley is doubtful for Friday's doubleheader against Baltimore.
Insight: Headley was hit in the jaw by a pitch and is expected to stay in New York Friday. He's done little this season for fantasy owners, batting .238 with 11 HR, 45 RBI and a .679 OPS.
Brett Gardner, LF9/12/2014 10:12:00 AM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner is doubtful due to lower abdominal pain.
Insight: Gardner is hoping to return by Saturday, according to a New York Daily News report.. Gardner is hitting .269/.342/.442 with 16 home runs , 56 RBI, 81 runs and 19 stolen bases this season.
Carlos Beltran, RFCold9/12/2014 10:10:00 AM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran (elbow) was not in Wednesday or Thursday's lineup.
Insight: Beltran is likely to be shut him down for the season at some point. He's batting just .236 with 15 HR and 49 RBI and hasn't helped fantasy owners since putting together a solid July (.300, 4 HR, 13 RBI).
Carlos Beltran, RF9/11/2014 5:27:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran (elbow) is not in Thursday's lineup against the Rays.
Insight: Beltran did not play on Wednesday due to elbow soreness. Don't be surprised if at some point next week the Yankees shut him down for the season.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF9/11/2014 1:07:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is 3-for-16 (.188) with a solo home run against Rays starter Alex Cobb.
Insight: Cobb has arguably been the best pitcher in baseball, along with Clayton Kershaw, after the All-Star break. It would be unwise to start any Yankee, besides maybe Michael Pineda, on Thursday.
Brian McCann, CHot9/11/2014 12:51:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann was 2-for-3 with a two-run single and a solo home run as the Yankees rallied to defeated the Ray, 8-5, on Wednesday.
Insight: Tampa Bay jumped out to a 4-0 in the top of the first inning, but McCann homered in the bottom of the inning to cut into the lead. The catcher then hit a two-run single in the third to further cut the deficit. McCann has continued to hit well in the second half, going deep three times and driving in seven runs this month. He has 18 home runs and 64 RBI this season.
Brett Gardner, LF9/10/2014 4:25:00 PM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner is not in the lineup again Wednesday due to lower abdominal pain.
Insight: Giradri said he'd bee sidelined fo at least a few more days. Gardner is hitting .269/.342/.442 with 16 home runs , 56 RBI, 81 runs and 19 stolen bases this season.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF9/9/2014 11:38:00 AM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is 8-for-12 (.667) and has stolen three bases off Rays right-hander Chris Archer.
Insight: Ellsbury has hit .281 with 45 extra-base hits, including 14 homers, with 37 steals this season. he's been struggling this week, however, going 3-for-18.
Brett Gardner, LF9/9/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner is questionable for Tuesday's game against Tampa Bay due to lower abdominal pain.
Insight: Gardner told MLB.com that he feels like if he pushed through the injury, he would only make it worse. Gardner is hitting .269/.342/.442 with 16 home runs , 56 RBI, 81 runs and 19 stolen bases this season.
Derek Jeter, SS9/7/2014 6:25:00 PM
Description: Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter went 1-for-3 in his farewell day at Yankee Stadium on Sunday against the Royals.
Insight: Jeter hit a single. Even though we all love Derek Jeter (the New York Daily News tells us so every day), it is nice to see him go out this year while he is still somewhat on top of his game. He is a shell of himself, but he is hitting .260, which is the fourth highest in the Yankee lineup, with 19 extra-base hits and 40 RBI. The Captain's "Goodbye Tour" is going out on a mediocre note. He's batting .261 with three homers, 39 RBI and 41 runs scored. Fantasy owners should simply remember the future Hall of Fame member is a career .310 hitter with an .818 OPS over 20 seasons and smile for what he's done for you in the past ... and leave him on your bench.
Masahiro Tanaka, SP9/7/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) threw a 34-pitch bullpen session on Saturday.
Insight: Tanaka featured all his pitches in the successful pen session. The right-hander will either throw live batting practice or a simulated game next. Yankees manager Joe Girardi remains hopeful that Tanaka will return this month.
Brett Gardner, LF9/7/2014 9:04:00 AM
Description: The Yankees held left fielder Brett Gardner out of action on Saturday due to lower abdominal pain.
Insight: Gardner told MLB.com that he feels like if he pushed through the injury, he would only make it worse. He hopes to return on Sunday and is listed day-to-day. Garnder is hitting .269/.342/.442 with 16 home runs and 19 stolen bases this season.
Brandon McCarthy, SP9/6/2014 8:53:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Brandon McCarthy pitched six innings, allowed two runs on six hits, struck out four and walked one to capture a victory over the Royals, 6-2, on Saturday.
Insight: McCarthy was coming off two rocky starts but got back on track with a solid start against Kansas City. Overall, McCarthy has pitched much better with the Yankees (6-4, 2.79 ERA, 64 strikeouts) than he did with the Diamondbacks (3-10, 5.01 ERA, 93 strikeouts) in the first half of the season.
Martin Prado, 2B9/6/2014 7:14:00 PM
Description: Yankees 2B/OF Martin Prado was 3-for-4 to help the Yankees beat the Royals on Saturday in New York, 6-2.
Insight: Prado has been sidelined much of the past week with a mild left hamstring strain, but hit two doubles, a single and scored two runs on Saturday. Prado is batting .309 with a .860 OPS in 30 games since joining the Yankee pinstripes.
Derek Jeter, SS9/6/2014 10:45:00 AM
Description: Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is 4-for-9 with a pair of doubles and a 1.111 OPS against Royals left-hander Danny Duffy.
Insight: The Captain's "Goodbye Tour" is going out on a mediocre note. He's batting .261 with three homers, 39 RBI and 41 runs scored. Fantasy owners should simply remember the future Hall of Fame member is a career .310 hitter with an .818 OPS over 20 seasons and smile for what he's done for you in the past ... and leave him on your bench.
Derek Jeter, SS9/5/2014 10:05:00 PM
Description: Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter went 1-for-4 on Friday in the loss against the Royals.
Insight: Jeter registered his hit in the ninth inning. He is hitting .261 with three home runs and 39 RBI this year.
Michael Pineda, SP9/5/2014 9:49:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda allowed just one unearned run on three hits in seven innings on Friday against the Royals but suffered his fourth loss of the season as Kansas City beat New York, 1-0.
Insight: It was the best outing of the season for Pineda, but it was wasted as the Yankees themselves only recorded three hits. Pineda also struck out four and walked none. The pitcher is 3-4 with 1.80 ERA in 50 innings this year.
Mark Teixeira, 1B9/5/2014 11:08:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is a lifetime .125 hitter (6-for-48) against Royals starter James Shields with 15 strikeouts.
Insight: Teixeira was 3-for-10 with a game-tying home run in the three-game set with Boston, but this is an extremely unfavorable matchup. He has hit 20 or more home runs for the 11 time in 12 seasons.
Stephen Drew, 2BCold9/5/2014 11:05:00 AM
Description: Yankees second baseman Stephen Drew is 7-for-14 with a 1.357 OPS versus Royals right-hander James Shields.
Insight: Drew hasn't hit for the Yankees and is hitless in his last five games, so there is no reason to believe he'll take advantage of this favorable matchup.
Martin Prado, 2B9/5/2014 10:56:00 AM
Description: Yankees 2B/OF Martin Prado is doubtful for Friday's game against Kansas City with a strained left hamstring.
Insight: Prado has raised his game as a member of the Yankees, batting .292 with five home runs and an .818 OPS in 29 games. He hit five home runs with a .686 OPS in his first 106 games with the Diamondbacks.
Masahiro Tanaka, SP9/4/2014 5:01:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Saturday according to WFAN.
Insight: After getting shutdown with a tired arm last week, Tanaka is back on track, throwing a successful flat-ground session on Tuesday and is going ahead with mound work this weekend. Despite the progress, it is highly unlikely Tanaka will pitch another game this season.
Steve Pearce, RF9/4/2014 3:57:00 PM
Description: Orioles 1B/OF Steve Pearce (abdomen) is hoping to return on Saturday.
Insight: Pearce has been out since last Saturday with discomfort in his abdomen. Pearce is scheduled to hit off a tee on Thursday and then take batting practice on Friday. If those workouts go well, he will play on Saturday. Pearce has been a pleasant surprise to fantasy owners, hitting .289/.354/.532 with 16 home runs in 85 games. Roch Kubatko of MASN speculated that Pearce hurt something while going into the stands to catch a foul ball in the second inning. If that's the case, Pearce should be able to return sometime this weekend.
Carlos Beltran, RF9/4/2014 1:45:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran is likely to undergo elbow surgery in his right arm at the end of the season according to Brendan Kuty of NJ.com.
Insight: Bone spurs have cause Beltran to hit just .239/.305/.416 in the first year of his three-year, $45 million deal. He isn't getting any younger either as he will be 38 next season. Start him with caution for the rest of 2014.
Brian McCann, C9/4/2014 1:19:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann has clubbed home runs in back-to-back games.
Insight: McCann is 6-for-8 to start September and went a perfect 4-for-4 on Wednesday with three RBI to lead the Yankees over the Red Sox, 5-1. The catcher had a horrible start to the season but is now hitting a respectable .244 with 17 home runs, 61 RBI, and 48 runs.
David Phelps, SPCold9/2/2014 9:29:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter David Phelps (elbow) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session according to MLB.com.
Insight: Phelps threw fastballs and changeups in the session. Phelps will throw another bullpen session on Friday and use his whole arsenal of pitches. His fantasy value is limited though as New York plans to bring him back as a reliever.
Brett Gardner, LF9/2/2014 9:25:00 PM
Description: Home plate umpire Tim Timmons ejected Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner from Tuesday's game against the Red Sox after arguing a called third strike.
Insight: The pitch from Joe Kelly appeared to be outside and Gardner would have walked to force in a run. Upon striking out, Gardner spiked his bat and helmet, which caused Timmons to toss him from the game. The strikeout was the left fielder's third of the game.
Masahiro Tanaka, SP9/2/2014 8:56:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) will throw a bullpen session this week.
Insight: Tanaka threw on flat ground on Tuesday and was cleared to begin working off the mound. Late last week, he was shut down due to arm fatigue, but he appears to be back on track with his rehab. He still might not be back to make an impact this season though.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CFHot9/2/2014 8:28:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is back in the Yankees lineup on Tuesday.
Insight: Ellsbury missed the last two starts with a left ankle injury, though he was used as a pinch hitter and clubbed a double on Sunday. With the off day on Monday, Ellsbury had three straight days to recover. He is hitting .288/.348/.435 with 14 home runs and 37 steals.
Brandon McCarthy, SPHot8/31/2014 8:19:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Brandon McCarthy allowed four runs, including three long balls, in a loss against the Blue Jays on Sunday.
Insight: After three great starts, allowing two runs or fewer, McCarthy has posted a 6.69 ERA in his last two starts. He is 8-14 with a 4.19 ERA with Arizona and New York this year.
Chase Headley, 3B8/31/2014 5:25:00 PM
Description: Yankees third baseman Chase Headley went 2-for-3 with a double and walk against the Blue Jays on Sunday.
Insight: Headley is hitting .252 since being traded to New York on July 21. He has also added three home runs and 11 RBI. Headley did not have a very good August though, batting .218.
Martin Prado, 2BHot8/31/2014 5:16:00 PM
Description: Yankees 2B/OF Martin Prado went 2-for-4 and scored a run on Sunday against the Blue Jays.
Insight: Prado hit just 7-for-43 in his first 13 games with New York, but has really picked it up since then. He finished August with a .273 average, four home runs, seven doubles, 12 RBI, and 12 runs in the month.
Brett Gardner, LF8/31/2014 4:30:00 PM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner went 3-for-5 and fell a single shy of the cycle on Sunday against the Blue Jays.
Insight: Gardner also scored two runs and had an RBI. He is continuing his great season, hitting .269 with 16 home runs, 20 doubles, eight triples, 55 RBI, and 81 runs.
Chaz Roe, RP8/31/2014 4:09:00 PM
Description: The New York Yankees have traded for minor league right-handed reliever Chaz Roe and are expected to cal him up to the big club.
Insight: Roe has spent the season at Triple-A New Orleans going 3-3 with a 3.65 ERA and 1.156 WHIP.
Derek Jeter, SS8/31/2014 9:16:00 AM
Description: Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is a career .500 hitter (7-for-14) with a pair of home runs versus Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ.
Insight: Jeter's "Goodbye Tour" hasn't produced many results for fans and fantasy owners (.262, 3 HR, 36 RBI, 39 runs scored), but he does have a favorable matchup Sunday.
Derek Jeter, SS8/30/2014 4:07:00 PM
Description: Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Saturday's loss to the Blue Jays.
Insight: Jeter could not take advantage of a friendly matchup against Blue Jays starter Drew Hutchison. Jeter came into the matchup hitting .500 (7-for-14) against the 24-year-old. The Yankee captain is hitting .207 with four extra-base hits, including one home run, and a poor .622 OPS in 25 games this month. The debate of whether he should continue to bat second in the lineup will rage on at least another day.
Michael Pineda, SP8/30/2014 3:55:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda allowed just a two-run home run in the top of the first against the Blue Jays and received the loss on Saturday.
Insight: Pineda went on to pitch six innings, strike out three and walk none. Jose Bautista hit the two-run homer. Pineda has posted a 2.31 ERA and 15/1 K/BB ratio in four starts since returning from the disabled list.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CFHot8/30/2014 11:30:00 AM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is not in the starting lineup on Saturday.
Insight: Ellsbury was limping around in the clubhouse on Friday night after injuring his left ankle while sliding into home plate in the ninth. The Yankees have off on Monday, so it's possible manager Joe Giradi will be extremely cautious and sit him on Sunday as well, so Ellsbury gets three straight days of rest.
Derek Jeter, SS8/30/2014 10:09:00 AM
Description: Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is a career 7-for-14 against Blue Jays starter Drew Hutchison.
Insight: The experts have debated whether manager Joe Giardi should lower Jeter in the batting order, but as of now he is still hitting second and will continue to get opportunities. Jeter is hitting .264 with 18 extra base hits, 36 RBI and a measly .627 OPS this season.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CFHot8/29/2014 10:39:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury went 2-for-5 with a home run in the victory over the Blue Jays on Friday.
Insight: The home run was Ellsbury's 14th on the season and fourth in the last week. The center fielder is hitting .313 in August, including .455 in his last 11 games. Ellsbury also has 14 RBI, 12 runs and nine stolen bases this month.
Steve Pearce, RFHot8/29/2014 8:03:00 PM
Description: Orioles 1B/OF Steve Pearce left Friday's game against the Twins in the third inning with a right abdominal strain.
Insight: Roch Kubatko of MASN speculated that Pearce hurt something while going into the stands to catch a foul ball in the second inning. If that's the case, Pearce should be able to return sometime this weekend.
Masahiro Tanaka, SP8/29/2014 5:00:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) has been shut down from throwing due to "general soreness" in his pitching arm.
Insight: Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports there is no scheduled doctor appointment, so it appears to be a minor setback. Tanaka has said the pain is more in his forearm than in his elbow. It is looking less and less likely that Tanaka will make a fantasy impact again this season.
Brian McCann, C8/29/2014 10:12:00 AM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann is a career .429 hitter (9-for-21) against Blue Jays left-hander Mark Buehrle.
Insight: McCann is just one of four hitters on the Yankees roster with career batting averages over .420 against Buehrle (min 10 at-bats). The other three are Brett Gardner, Stephen Drew and Ichiro Suzuki.
Shane Greene, RPHot8/27/2014 10:44:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Shane Greene struck out eight and limited the Tigers to two runs on five hits over seven innings in Wednesday's win.
Insight: Greene had a 4.61 ERA in Triple-A this season, but he's gone 4-1 with a 3.09 ERA and 54 strikeouts in 55 1/3 innings with the big club. The Yankees have gone 7-2 in Greene's starts.
Carlos Beltran, RF8/27/2014 1:18:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran is a lifetime .154 hitter (2-for-13) with four strikeouts against Tigers pitcher David Price.
Insight: Beltran went 2-for-4 on Tuesday against Detroit but owners should be wary of his lack of success against the former AL CY Young winner.
Mark Teixeira, 1BCold8/27/2014 12:41:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is a lifetime .204 hitter (11-for-54) against Tigers pitcher David Price. He does, however, hit for some power against Price, as Teixeira has three home runs and seven RBI.
Insight: Teixeira returned to the lineup on Tuesday and went 0-for-4. He has 20 home runs in 347 at-bats, but is hitting .233.
Brian McCann, C8/27/2014 11:27:00 AM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann is a career .417 hitter (5-for-12) with three home runs and five RBI against Tigers starter David Price.
Insight: McCann has a five-game hitting streak, in which he is hitting .313 with a home run and four RBI. The catcher had a pinch-hit walkoff home run on Sunday. McCann never really recovered from his terrible start this season. It looked like he was making strides as he hit .287 in July, but he has followed that up with a .229 batting average in August.
Brett Gardner, LF8/27/2014 10:02:00 AM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner (ankle) believe he will be back in the Yankees' lineup on Wednesday according to MLB.com's Bryan Hoch.
Insight: Gardner has not played since fouling a ball off his ankle on Saturday. The left fielder is hitting .269 with 15 home runs, 52 RBI, 77 runs and 19 steals this year.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CFHot8/26/2014 11:01:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury went 3-for-4 with two solo homers Tuesday at Detroit.
Insight: Ellsbury came into the game 8-for-13 (.615) with a pair of homers against Tigers starter Rick Porcello. The center fielder has gone 15-for-31 with three homers, seven RBI and six runs in his last eight games.
Mark Teixeira, 1BCold8/26/2014 5:29:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is in the lineup Tuesday against the Tigers.
Insight: Teixeira sat out Monday due to hamstring tightness. He has 20 home runs in 343 at-bats this season but has just nine doubles and is batting .233.
Brett Gardner, LFCold8/26/2014 4:30:00 PM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner (ankle) is not in the lineup Tuesday.
Insight: He said his ankle is feeling much better and had hoped to be ready for Tuesday's game. Gardner hit .294 with 11 homers, 26 RBI and 33 runs from June 15 to Aug. 4, but he's gone 15 straight games without getting multiple hits and batted .172 in that span.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CFHot8/26/2014 10:56:00 AM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury went 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI Monday at Kansas City and has a favorable matchup Tuesday against Tigers starter Rick Porcello.
Insight: Ellsbury is 8-for-13 (.615) with a pair of homers against Porcello. He's hit .280 with 25 doubles, two triples, 11 dingers, 58 RBI and 35 steals in 126 games. Beware, the weather forecast calls for a 70-80 percent chance of rain.
Brett Gardner, LFCold8/26/2014 9:54:00 AM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner (ankle) was not in the lineup Monday, but hopes to be back Tuesday after missing the past two games.
Insight: He said his ankle is feeling much better. Gardner hit .294 with 11 homers, 26 RBI and 33 runs from June 15 to Aug. 4, but he's gone 15 straight games without getting multiple hits and batted .172 in that span.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CFHot8/25/2014 10:46:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury went 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI Monday at Kansas City.
Insight: Ellsbury scored two runs but has just 60 this season. He's hit .280 with 25 doubles, two triples, 11 dingers, 58 RBI and 35 steals in 126 games.
Martin Prado, 2BHot8/25/2014 10:43:00 PM
Description: Yankees 2B/OF Martin Prado went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo home run Monday at Kansas City.
Insight: Prado went 7-for-43 (.163) in his first 13 games with New York, but he's picked up 15 hits in his last 36 at-bats (.417) with six doubles, three homers and 10 RBI in that span.
Michael Pineda, SPHot8/25/2014 10:40:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda was outstanding again Monday at Kansas City and he earned his first win since April 16.
Insight: Pineda held the Royals to one run on five hits and struck out five in 6 1/3 innings. He's given up four runs on 11 hits in 17 1/3 innings since he came off the disabled list and is 3-2 with a 1.95 ERA, a 0.86 WHIP and a 27/4 K/BB in 37 innings this season. The 25-year-old should be added in all leagues.
Steve Pearce, RFHot8/25/2014 10:09:00 PM
Description: Orioles 1B/OF Steve Pearce has gone 12-for-36 (.333) with five doubles, four homers and five RBI over his last eight games.
Insight: From July 20 to Aug. 16, Pearce had just 44 at-bats and hit .114 with zero homers, zero RBI and 17 Ks. With Manny Machado out for the season, he's back to playing every day and is hitting .289 with 15 homers, 36 RBI and an .881 OPS in 273 at-bats this season.
Stephen Drew, 2B8/25/2014 9:34:00 PM
Description: Yankees second baseman Stephen Drew is 6-for-11 versus Royals right-hander James Shields.
Insight: Drew didn't hit in Boston and hasn't hit for the Yankees, so there is no reason to believe he'll take advantage of this favorable matchup.
Mark Teixeira, 1BCold8/25/2014 5:17:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is not in the lineup Monday against the Royals.
Insight: He admitted his left hamstring has been a little tight, according to Meredith Marakovits of the YES Network. His .125 (6-for-48) career average against Royals starter James Shields also could have something to do with his absence.
Brett Gardner, LFCold8/25/2014 5:15:00 PM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner (ankle) is not in the lineup Monday, according to Meredith Marakovits of the YES Network.
Insight: He said his ankle is feeling much better and he hopes to be back Tuesday. Gardner hit .294 with 11 homers, 26 RBI and 33 runs from June 15 to Aug. 4, but he's gone 15 straight games without getting multiple hits and batted .172 in that span.
Mark Teixeira, 1BCold8/25/2014 9:37:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is a career 6-for-48 (.125) against Royals starter James Shields.
Insight: Teixeira was just 1-for-9 in the three game series with the White Sox so it's probably best just to avoid him.
Brian McCann, C8/24/2014 5:31:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann hit a pinch-hit walk-off three-run homer Sunday against the White Sox.
Insight: McCann hasn't had a multi-hit game since July 25 and he's hitting .235 with 15 homers, 54 RBI, 43 runs and a .680 OPS on the year.
Brett Gardner, LFCold8/24/2014 3:53:00 PM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner is dealing with a sore ankle, according to Bryan Hoch of mlb.com.
Insight: Gardner's absence Sunday was not just because Chris Sale was on the mound. The left fielder hit .294 with 11 homers, 26 RBI and 33 runs from June 15 to Aug. 4, but he's gone 15 straight games without getting multiple hits and batted .172 in that span.
Brett Gardner, LFCold8/24/2014 11:36:00 AM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner has an unfavorable matchup on his birthday against White Sox ace Chris Sale and should be avoided.
Insight: Gardner is 0-for-7 with four strikeouts in their previous matchups. After an impressive June and July, Gardner's bat has been silent in August, batting .211 with a .633 OPS. Update: Gardner is not in the Yankees starting lineup.
Brett Gardner, LFCold8/24/2014 10:41:00 AM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner has an unfavorable matchup on his birthday against White Sox ace Chris Sale and should be avoided.
Insight: Gardner is 0-for-7 with four strikeouts in their previous matchups. After an impressive June and July, Gardner's bat has been silent in August, batting .211 with a .633 OPS.
Hiroki Kuroda, SP8/23/2014 4:26:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda allowed two runs on five hits and struck out six in six innings Saturday against the White Sox.
Insight: It was the most strikeouts Kuroda has had since July 20. He's fanned just 108 batters in 160 innings this season and is 9-8 with a 3.94 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP.
Carlos Beltran, RFCold8/23/2014 4:25:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs in his return to the lineup Saturday.
Insight: Beltran aggravated his elbow injury earlier this week and missed the last three games. He went 1-for-28 (.036) in his last eight games before the injury.
Martin Prado, 2BHot8/23/2014 4:21:00 PM
Description: Yankees 2B/OF Martin Prado went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI Saturday against the White Sox.
Insight: Prado got off to a slow start with his new team, but he has gone 12-for-27 (.444) with five doubles, two homers and nine RBI over his last seven games.
Martin Prado, 2BHot8/22/2014 10:47:00 PM
Description: Yankees 2B/OF Martin Prado went had a two-run homer and a walk-off RBI single Friday against the White Sox.
Insight: Prado has gone 9-for-23 with three doubles, two homers, seven RBI and five runs in his last six games.
Brian McCann, C8/22/2014 3:54:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann was not in Thursday's starting lineup, but has returned to the lineup for Friday's action.
Insight: He'll DH with Francisco Cervelli behind the plate. McCann is just back from the concussion list and the team is being cautious. He's had a disappointing year, batting .233 with 14 homers, 51 RBI and a .670 OPS.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CFHot8/22/2014 9:26:00 AM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is a career 6-for-14 (.429) hitter against White Sox pitcher John Danks.
Insight: Ellsbury has a modest three-game hitting streak, but during that stretch, has six singles, two RBI, a run and three stolen bases. In his last two games, Ellsbury is 5-for-9. He has a good chance of keeping it going against Danks on Friday.
Mark Teixeira, 1B8/22/2014 9:21:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is a career 8-for-15 (.533) hitter against White Sox starter John Danks.
Insight: Teixeira had a great series against Tampa Bay last weekend but cooled off in two starts versus Houston. He has been hitting .219 since the All-Star break, which has helped contribute to his worst season batting average of his career. Hopefully, he can get on track against Danks.
Brandon McCarthy, SPHot8/21/2014 3:21:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Brandon McCarthy put up another great performance Thursday, holding the Houston Astros to four harmless hits and striking out eight en route to a 3-0 complete game shutout.
Insight: McCarthy improves to 5-2 with a 4.01 ERA. He's yielded two runs or less in his last four outings.
Brian McCann, C8/21/2014 11:09:00 AM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann is not in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: Normal day game after a night game off. McCann returned from a concussion last Sunday and has caught the last three games. He's had a disappointing year, batting .233 with 14 homers, 51 RBI and a .670 OPS.
Zelous Wheeler, 3B8/21/2014 11:06:00 AM
Description: Just recalled Zelous Wheeler will get a start at DH Thursday. He'll bat ninth.
Insight: Beltran's elbow continues to give him problems and will miss another game. Wheeler batted .267 with two home runs in a 30 at-bat "tryout" in July.
Carlos Beltran, RFCold8/21/2014 10:08:00 AM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran aggravated his right elbow injury on a swing Tuesday, missed Wednesday and won't play in Thursday's game against Houston, according to manager Joe Girardi.
Insight: He's gone 1-for-28 (.036) in his last eight games to lower his season batting average to .233 with a .707 OPS and with word of this injury can probably be safely dropped in all leagues.
Michael Pineda, SP8/20/2014 10:40:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda has allowed three runs on six hits and recorded a 7/1 K/BB over 11 innings in two starts since he returned from the disabled list.
Insight: Pineda cranked it up to 89 pitches Wednesday against Houston after throwing 67 last week at Baltimore. The right-hander has a 2.05 ERA and a 0.88 WHIP in 30 2/3 innings this season.
Stephen Drew, 2B8/20/2014 10:39:00 PM
Description: Yankees second baseman Stephen Drew went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk Wednesday against Houston.
Insight: Don't get too excited. Drew has great career numbers against Scott Feldman, Wednesday's starter. Otherwise, he's been even worse with the Yankees than he was with the Red Sox.
Masahiro Tanaka, SP8/20/2014 6:56:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) threw a 35-pitch bullpen session Wednesday using fastballs, curveballs, sliders and even his splitter. SOURCE: Bryan Hoch, mlb.com
Insight: Tanaka continues to clear hurdles as he attempts to come back from a partially torn UCL, but he's walking a tightrope anytime he steps on the mound. One setback will likely mean Tommy John surgery.
Carlos Beltran, RFCold8/20/2014 4:22:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran aggravated his right elbow injury on a swing Tuesday and is out of the lineup Wednesday, according to Bryan Hoch of mlb.com.
Insight: Beltran exclusively served as the DH from June 5 to Aug. 15 due to bone spurs in his elbow before returning to right field on Aug. 16. He's gone 1-for-28 (.036) in his last eight games and can be dropped in all leagues.
Brian McCann, C8/19/2014 10:57:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann went 1-for-4 with a homer and two RBI Tuesday against Houston.
Insight: McCann returned from a concussion on Sunday. He's had a disappointing year, batting .235 with 14 homers, 51 RBI and a .676 OPS.
Steve Pearce, RF8/17/2014 4:36:00 PM
Description: After a long dry spell, Orioles 1B/OF Steve Pearce finally put one over the wall.
Insight: Pearce had gone 19 games without hitting a home run and batting an ugly .155 to boot. A far cry from his .309 May with four homers and .361 June with five homers. It's not yet time to jump back on the bandwagon, but at least we know he's trying.
Shane Greene, RPHot8/16/2014 7:21:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Shane Greene followed up the best start of his career with a career-high 10 Ks in six two-run innings Saturday at Tampa Bay.
Insight: Greene has gone 3-1 with a 2.91 ERA and a 39/11 K/BB in 43 innings since he joined the rotation on July 7. He's really come out of nowhere after posting a 4.61 ERA in Triple-A this season.
Steve Pearce, RF8/16/2014 4:52:00 PM
Description: Orioles 1B/OF Steve Pearce has been out of the starting lineup in 11 of the team's 14 games this month.
Insight: Pearce has hit .175 with one homer and 21 Ks in his last 80 at-bats and is down to .283 with 11 homers, 31 RBI and an .842 OPS on the year. He can be dropped in all leagues.
Carlos Beltran, RFCold8/16/2014 2:47:00 PM
Description: Carlos Beltran will play the field for the first time since May 10 on Saturday, according to Sweeny Murti of WFAN.
Insight: Beltran has been relegated to a DH role due to an elbow injury, but he's been feeling much better. He's gone 1-for-18 in his last five games, but moving back to right field could help him focus on something other than his hitting struggles. His return to the field will allow manager Joe Girardi to use the DH to get his veterans a half day off down the stretch.
Masahiro Tanaka, SP8/16/2014 2:02:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) threw a bullpen session Saturday and pitching coach Larry Rothschild said he came through it "fine," according to Erik Boland of Newsday.
Insight: Tanaka is fighting long odds in trying to avoid Tommy John surgery for his partially torn UCL. How he feels Sunday will go a long way toward determining if he'll be able to return this season.
Brandon McCarthy, SPHot8/15/2014 10:10:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Brandon McCarthy has struck out 43 batters and walked seven in 43 innings since he joined the Yankees.
Insight: McCarthy has gone 4-2 with a 2.30 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP since Arizona shipped him to New York. He's lost two straight starts but allowed four earned runs and recorded a 15/1 K/BB over 12 2/3 innings in that stretch.
Michael Pineda, SP8/13/2014 10:02:00 PM
Description: In his first start since April 23, Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda (back) held the Orioles to one run on two hits in five innings.
Insight: Pineda was suspended for pine tar use after his start on April 23 and he strained a muscle in his upper back during his suspension. The Yankees limited him to 67 pitches Wednesday and New York's bullpen squandered a 2-1 lead.
Brian McCann, C8/13/2014 6:12:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann (concussion) is expected to return from the 7-day concussion DL Saturday, according to Bryan Hoch of mlb.com.
Insight: McCann sustained a mild concussion when he took a foul ball off the mask on Aug. 8, but he's been cleared for baseball activities. McCann is hitting .238 with 13 homers, 49 RBI and a .677 OPS, not what the Yankees were expecting when they gave him $17 million a year for five years last December.
Hiroki Kuroda, SP8/13/2014 4:19:00 PM
Description: The Yankees will skip Hiroki Kuroda's next start to give the veteran extra rest, according to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News.
Insight: New York's rainout Tuesday allows the Yankees to skip Kuroda. He's expected to start on eight days rest next Tuesday against the Astros.
Brett Gardner, LF8/12/2014 9:39:00 AM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner has a favorable matchup in Tuesday's game versus Baltimore.
Insight: Gardner is 5-for-12 with three extra-base hits against Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen. The left-handed Gardner is batting .290 against southpaws (.274 versus right-handers). Gardner's power stroke in July (.932 OPS) has not continues into August.
Brett Gardner, LF8/12/2014 9:39:00 AM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner has a favorable matchup in Tuesday's game versus Baltimore.
Insight: Gardner is 5-for-12 with three extra-base hits against Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen. The left-handed Gardner is batting .290 against southpaws (.274 versus right-handers). Gardner's power stroke in July (.932 OPS) has not continued into August.
Michael Pineda, SP8/11/2014 5:28:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda (back) will return from the disabled list to start Wednesday against the Orioles, according to Sweeny Murti of WFAN.
Insight: Pineda had a 1.83 ERA, a 1.02 WHIP and 15 Ks in 19 2/3 innings before being suspended for pine tar use. He strained a muscle in his upper back during his suspension. He should be added in all leagues.
Stephen Drew, 2B8/11/2014 11:03:00 AM
Description: Yankees second baseman Stephen Drew is 6-for-13 (.462) versus Baltimore starter Bud Norris.
Insight: He's hit just .171 in the ten games with the Yankees after batting .176 in Boston. It's probably best to avoid this matchup.
Hiroki Kuroda, SP8/10/2014 5:18:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda couldn't make it out of the fifth inning Sunday against the Indians.
Insight: Kuroda just didn't have it Sunday. He walked four and gave up three runs on five hits before being taken out with two outs in the fifth. The right-hander has a 4.03 ERA, a 1.22 WHIP and 101 strikeouts in 147 1/3 innings this season, so he's a low-end fantasy option in standard leagues.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF8/10/2014 5:14:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and a steal Sunday against Cleveland.
Insight: Ellsbury's homer came off Cody Allen with two outs in the ninth inning and was inconsequential to the final score, but fantasy owners will take it. In his first season with New York, Ellsbury has batted .280 with 10 home runs, 52 RBI, 56 runs and 30 steals. He's been much better at Yankee Stadium (.320, 5 HR, 20 RBI, 19 SB, 24 R) than on the road (.247, 5 HR, 32 RBI, 11 SB, 32 R).
Mark Teixeira, 1B8/10/2014 12:25:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman MarkTeixeira (finger) is in the lineup Sunday.
Insight: Teixeira got his left hand caught under the heel of catcher Bryan Holaday Wednesday night and had to get stitches in his pinky. He said Friday he really couldn't grip a bat, but he's ready to go just two days later.
Brian McCann, C8/9/2014 11:28:00 AM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann left Friday's game with a mild concussion and is not in the starting lineup for Saturday afternoon.
Insight: McCann took a foul ball off the mask.. McCann is hitting .238 with 13 homers, 49 RBI and a .677 OPS, a bit disappointing. Francisco Cervelli gets the start and is batting .305 in limited action.
Brian McCann, C8/9/2014 9:26:00 AM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann left Friday's game with a mild concussion.
Insight: McCann took a foul ball off the mask.. McCann is hitting .238 with 13 homers, 49 RBI and a .677 OPS, a bit disappointing.
Mark Teixeira, 1B8/8/2014 6:25:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman MarkTeixeira (finger) said Friday that he "can't really grip a bat right now," according to beat writer Erik Boland.
Insight: Teixeira got his left hand caught under the heel of catcher Bryan Holaday Wednesday night and had to get stitches in his pinky. When Teixeira had a lat strain in July, the Yankees played with a 24-man roster for a week to avoid placing him on the DL. They'll probably wait that long again if they think he can be back in 10 days or less.
Brett Gardner, LF8/8/2014 11:23:00 AM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner is hitless in six official at-bats against Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer with three strikeouts.
Insight: Gardner may be the hottest hitter in baseball with five home runs over the past two weeks and a 1.105 OPS. That should be enough to overcome this poor matchup.
Michael Pineda, SP8/8/2014 9:23:00 AM
Description: Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda (back) is expected to be activated for the Aug. 13 game in Baltimore, according to a New York Daily News report.
Insight: The Yankees pitching staff has been devestated by injury this season and if Pineda is ready to go it will give them a huge boost. When he last pitched (April 23), he was 2-2 with a 1.83 ERA and 1.017 WHIP.
Shane Greene, RP8/7/2014 4:13:00 PM
Description: Yankees 25-year-old right-hander Shane Greene was too good for the Detroit Tigers Thursday afternoon, going eight innings and yielding no runs on just five hits.
Insight: Greene improves to 3-1 with a 2.89 ERA and 1.205 WHIP and fantasy owners should pay attention, but not "buy" yet. He's too inconsistent.
Mark Teixeira, 1B8/7/2014 10:27:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman MarkTeixeira left Wednesday's game against the Tigers with a left hand injury and is not in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: Teixeira slid into home plate and appeared to get his left hand caught under the heel of catcher Bryan Holaday. Consider Teixeira (.230, 19 HR, 52 RBI) day-to-day.
Martin Prado, 3B8/7/2014 10:26:00 AM
Description: Yankees 3B/OF Martin Prado moves up in the order for Thursday's game against Detroit. He'll bat second with Derek Jeter sitting.
Insight: Chase Headley is at first base as Mark Teixeira also sits, so Prado geta the start ar third base. He's hitting just .268 this season but his multi-position abilities are going to suit him well in New York.
Derek Jeter, SS8/7/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is just 1-for-15 in his career versus Rick Porcello and is not in the starting lineup.
Insight: The consistent Jeter has batted exactly .272 in two of the four months this season and .275 and .289 in the others. He's not the fantasy value he once was as he finishes out his Hall of Fame career. Stephen Drew draws the shortstop assignment.
Brian McCann, C8/7/2014 10:20:00 AM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann is not in Thursday afternoon's starting lineup.
Insight: Just the normal day game off after a night game. McCann is hitting .236 with 13 homers, 49 RBI and a .674 OPS after homering for the second straight night Wednesday.
Derek Jeter, SS8/7/2014 9:39:00 AM
Description: Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is just 1-for-15 in his career versus Rick Porcello.
Insight: The consistent Jeter has batted exactly .272 in two of the four months this season and .275 and .289 in the others. He's not the fantasy value he once was as he finished out his Hall of Fame career. Avoid him Thursday in this unfavorable matchup.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF8/7/2014 9:36:00 AM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury has a .700 career batting average against Detroit right-hander Rick Porcello.
Insight: That includes a double and a pair of home runs for a 2.127 OPS over 11 plate appearances. Ellsbury's isn't running like he did last year (29 SB vs. 52 in 2013), but he will hit double-digit home runs for just the second time in his career with his next long ball. Start him Thursday.
Brian McCann, C8/6/2014 10:43:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann homered for the second straight game Wednesday against Detroit.
Insight: McCann looked to be breaking out of his slump in July, but he went 0-for-15 from July 27 to Aug. 1 to put a halt to his progress. He's hitting .236 with 13 homers, 49 RBI and a .674 OPS on the season.
Chase Headley, 3B 8/6/2014 10:40:00 PM
Description: Yankees third baseman Chase Headley went 2-for-4 with a solo homer Wednesday against the Tigers.
Insight: Headley was 3-for-23 (.130) in his previous six games. He's hit .263 with two home runs and six RBI in 15 games since the trade.
Chris Capuano, SP8/6/2014 10:35:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Chris Capuano outdueled Tigers starter Justin Verlander Wednesday night. He lasted 6 2/3 innings, struck out eight, walked one and allowed one unearned run on five hits.
Insight: The Yankees faced three AL Cy Young Award winners -- Max Scherzer, David Price, Verlander -- in the three-game series and countered with Brandon McCarthy, Hiroki Kuroda and Capuano, but New York still won two out of three. Capuano is 0-1 with a 2.84 ERA in three starts since he joined the Yankees.
Mark Teixeira, 1B8/6/2014 10:24:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman MarkTeixeira left Wednesday's game against the Tigers with a left hand injury. He received stitches in his left pinky after the game and will get X-rays.
Insight: Teixeira slid into home plate and appeared to get his left hand caught under the heel of catcher Bryan Holaday. He won't play Thursday.
Mark Teixeira, 1B8/6/2014 12:43:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman MarkTeixeira is 3-for-31 (.097) with 10 Ks in his career against Tigers starter Justin Verlander.
Insight: Teixeira's average dipped to .229 after he went 0-for-5 Tuesday night, though he still has a .779 OPS because he's hit 19 homers and walked 42 times. He shouldn't be used Wednesday against Verlander.
Stephen Drew, 2B8/5/2014 4:41:00 PM
Description: Yankees second baseman Stephen Drew is not in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: He's hit ..214 in the four games with the Yankees after batting .176 in Boston. Brendan Ryan will make the start and he has no fantasy value as career .236 hitter with a .615 OPS.
Brett Gardner, LF8/5/2014 12:32:00 PM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner is just 2-for-17 (.118) against Detroit left-hander David Price with four strikeouts.
Insight: Gardner overcame a poor matchup Monday night to rap out another two hits. He may be the hottest hitter in baseball with five home runs in his last seven games and a .481 batting average.
David Robertson, RP8/4/2014 10:44:00 PM
Description: Yankees closer David Robertson reached 30 saves for the first time in his career Monday against the Tigers.
Insight: Just 14 30-save seasons to go before tying Mariano Rivera. In all seriousness, Robertson has done a great job filling Rivera's shoes this season -- he's posted a 2.68 ERA, blown just two saves and struck out a ridiculous 71 batters in 43 2/3 innings (14.63 K/9).
Brandon McCarthy, SPHot8/4/2014 10:39:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Brandon McCarthy has gone 4-0 with a 2.08 ERA in five starts since he joined the Yankees.
Insight: McCarthy (7-10, 4.37 ERA) struck out eight batters and allowed one unearned run on five hits over 5 2/3 innings Monday in a win over the Tigers. With a 3.59 FIP and a 2.89 xFIP this season, he should continue to pitch well.
David Phelps, SPCold8/4/2014 10:18:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter David Phelps (elbow) will be shut down for two weeks, according to mlb.com.
Insight: Phelps left Sunday's start with elbow inflammation and was placed on the DL Monday. He doesn't have any ligament damage but could be out for 3-4 weeks. Chase Whitley and Esmil Rogers are the likely options to make Friday's start in Phelps' place, with Michael Pineda (back) serving as a long shot to come off the DL to start.
Michael Pineda, SP8/4/2014 10:14:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda (back) isn't likely to be activated for Friday's start, according to mlb.com.
Insight: The Yankees will need a starter that day after placing David Phelps on the DL Monday with elbow tendinitis. The two likely options are Esmil Rogers, who was claimed off waivers last week, and Chase Whitley. Pineda will throw 75 pitches in his next start, wherever it takes place. Even if he's not back Friday, he's nearing a return and should be added in all leagues.
Masahiro Tanaka, SP8/4/2014 10:11:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) threw Monday for the first time since he was diagnosed with a partially torn UCL. SOURCE: mlb.com
Insight: Tanaka threw 25 pitches from 60 feet on flat ground and said everything felt normal. He received a platelet-rich plasma injection three weeks ago. The right-hander is fighting long odds in trying to avoid Tommy John surgery, but he'll be back in September if rest and rehab do the trick.
Mark Teixeira, 1B 8/4/2014 8:02:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman MarkTeixeira was scratched from Monday's lineup due to lightheadedness, according to Daniel Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal.
Insight: Teixeira has gone 5-for-19 with a double and two homers since he returned from a strained lat. With a .233 average, eight doubles and 19 homers, Teixeira has really become a home-run-or-bust player.
David Phelps, SPCold8/4/2014 6:22:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter David Phelps has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow tendinitis.
Insight: Phelps left Sunday's start and said he's been dealing with elbow discomfort for about a month. He's allowed nine runs on 14 hits in eight innings his last two starts.
David Phelps, SP8/4/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Yankees starter David Phelps is doubtful for his next scheduled start due to a right elbow inflammation.
Insight: Phelps (5-5, 4.24 ERA, 1.39 WHIP) after two poor outings in a row. He's too inconsistent to be an everyday fantasy starter.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF8/4/2014 9:42:00 AM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury has a .667 career OBP against Detroit right-hander Max Scherzer.
Insight: Ellsbury has struggled with the bat over the past two weeks, hitting just .163 in his last 12 games.
Brett Gardner, LF8/4/2014 9:40:00 AM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner is hitless in nine at bats versus Tigers ace Max Scherzer including four strikeouts.
Insight: Gardner may be the hottest hitter in baseball with five home runs in his last six games and a .478 batting average, but this matchup will test his medal.
Brett Gardner, LF8/3/2014 10:14:00 AM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner is just 3-for-20 against Boston right-hander Clay Buchholz.
Insight: Gardner is putting together the best season of his career with both power (14 HR) and speed (18 SB), but has seen little success in this matchup.
Martin Prado, 3B8/2/2014 1:10:00 PM
Description: Yankees 3B/OF Martin Prado will make his first start in a New York uniform in right field Saturday.
Insight: Chase Headley is at third base, so Prado will probably play mostly in the outfield. He's hitting just .269 this season and has four homers and two steals. He's a nice multi-position option but isn't hitting enough at the moment to be in fantasy lineups.
Carlos Beltran, RFHot8/1/2014 10:22:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran went 2-for-3 with a homer, a walk and two RBI Friday against Boston.
Insight: Beltran has gone 19-for-51 (.373) with four home runs and 11 RBI since the All-Star break after hitting .216 with nine homers and 28 RBI in 232 at-bats before it.
Stephen Drew, 2B8/1/2014 4:32:00 PM
Description: Yankees will start Stephen Drew at second base on Friday night versus hos old club, Boston.
Insight: He's hit .176 with four home runs and a .583 OPS in 131 at-bats, so fantasy owners may still want to stay away.
Stephen Drew, SSCold7/31/2014 5:28:00 PM
Description: The Yankees have picked up Stephen Drew from the Boston Red Sox for Kelly Johnson.
Insight: It was the first trade between the Yankees and Red Sox since 1997. Drew has never played any position other than shortstop, but he's going to start at second base for New York. Learning a new position on the fly won't help him turn around his struggles at the plate. He's hit .176 with four home runs and a .583 OPS in 131 at-bats.
Martin Prado, 3B7/31/2014 5:27:00 PM
Description: Arizona has traded 3B/OF Martin Prado to the Yankees.
Insight: Chase Headley is at third base, so Prado will likely start in right field for New York. He's hitting just .270 this season and has four homers and two steals. That's not good enough for fantasy purposes.
Michael Pineda, SP7/29/2014 7:34:00 PM
Description: New York starter Michael Pineda has been cleared to start a rehab assignment, according to Bryan Hoch of mlb.com.
Insight: Pineda threw a simulated game Tuesday and manager Joe Girardi said the session was "really good." Pineda will throw 60-65 pitches in his first rehab start and likely will need one or two more after that before he's ready to rejoin the Yankees' rotation.
Michael Pineda, SP7/29/2014 10:45:00 AM
Description: New York starter Michael Pineda is expected to throw about 45 pitches Tuesday in a simulated game.
Insight: Fantasy owners should have moved on a long time ago. With all the setbacks he's been having, it's unlikely we'll see Pineda (2-2, 1.83 ERA) on the mound before the third week in August ... at best.
Brett Gardner, LF 7/28/2014 11:10:00 PM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner went 3-for-5 with two solo home runs Monday at Texas.
Insight: Gardner now has four career home runs and five hits in 11 career at-bats against Yu Darvish. The outfielder's career high in home runs prior to this season was eight, but he already has 12 dingers in 380 at-bats this year.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF7/28/2014 5:00:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is not in Monday night's starting lineup against Texas.
Insight: Ellsbury has played 10 consecutive days since the teams returned from the All-Star break, so can probably use the day off.
Francisco Cervelli, CHot7/27/2014 4:57:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli has started eight straight games and hit safely in all of them.
Insight: Cervelli went 1-for-4 with his first homer of the season Sunday. He's been seeing a lot of time because Brian McCann has had to play first base with Mark Teixeira out. He'll likely move back to the bench when Teixeira returns Tuesday or Wednesday, though he could be a trade target for catcher-needy teams.
Chase Headley, 3BHot7/27/2014 4:53:00 PM
Description: Third baseman Chase Headley homered Sunday for the first time with the Yankees.
Insight: Headley has gone 8-for-23 (.348) with two doubles and a homer since the trade from San Diego. He's hitting .330 in July.
Mark Teixeira, 1BCold7/27/2014 12:44:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman MarkTeixeira (lat) is targeting Tuesday or Wednesday for his return to the lineup, according to Daniel Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal.
Insight: New York skipper Joe Girardi is optimistic that Teixeira will avoid the disabled list. The first baseman will miss his seventh straight game Sunday.
Carlos Beltran, RF7/27/2014 12:07:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran has homered in the last two games and will face Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ Sunday, which makes him a good fantasy option.
Insight: Beltran is 7-for-20 (.350) with a double and three homers against Happ. Beltran's OPS reached .700 for the first time since June 5 on Saturday.
Derek Jeter, SS7/27/2014 12:04:00 PM
Description: Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has picked up six hits, including two homers, in 11 at-bats against Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ.
Insight: Jeter has batted exactly .272 in three of the four months this season and .275 in the other. He has just 13 extra-base hits in 367 at-bats. However, he could be a good and inexpensive option Sunday.
Carlos Beltran, RF7/26/2014 5:12:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran blasted a home run against the Blue Jays Saturday.
Insight: Beltran is still hitting just .227 with 12 homers, 34 RBI and a .732 OPS, but has homered in back-to-back games for the first time since mid-April.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CFHot7/26/2014 10:31:00 AM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is 5-for-7 (.714) against Blue Jays starter Drew Hutchinson
Insight: Ellsbury has had a good week batting .364 over the past six games. Hot hitter plus favorable matchup equals must start.
Carlos Beltran, RF7/25/2014 10:11:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Friday against Toronto.
Insight: Beltran is still hitting just .222 with 11 homers, 32 RBI and a .689 OPS on the year. He just hasn't made enough consistent hard contact this season and has a .227 BABIP.
Chase Headley, 3B7/25/2014 10:10:00 PM
Description: Yankees third baseman Chase Headley went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored Friday against the Blue Jays.
Insight: Headley has gone 6-for-14 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs in four games since the Padres traded him to the Yankees, and New York won all four.
Chris Capuano, SP 7/25/2014 5:25:00 PM
Description: The Yankees will start Chris Capuano Saturday against the Blue Jays, according to Bryan Hoch.
Insight: He'll replace Chase Whitley in the rotation. New York picked up Capuano from the Rockies for cash on Thursday. He had a 4.55 ERA in 31 2/3 innings as a middle reliever for the Red Sox earlier this season and isn't likely to be fantasy-relevant in standard leagues.
Brett Gardner, LFHot7/25/2014 10:18:00 AM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner is a career .458 hitter (11-for-24) with four extra-base hits versus Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle.
Insight: Gardner is having a good week (.988 OPS over his last six games) and should be able to take advantage of the situation.
Steve Pearce, RF7/24/2014 7:33:00 PM
Description: Orioles 1B/OF Steve Pearce is not in Thursday night's starting lineup.
Insight: Pearce is not swinging the bat well right now, hitting just .192 over the past eight games, but still has good season-long numbers - , batting .306 with 11 homers and 31 RBI in just 206 at-bats.
CC Sabathia, SP7/24/2014 11:24:00 AM
Description: CC Sabathia had knee surgery Wednesday and will miss the rest of the season.
Insight: Sabathia had experienced renewed swelling in his knee when he tried to return earlier this month. The left-hander's first four years with New York were excellent, as he went 74-29 with a 3.22 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP and one World Series title. However, he's recorded a 17-17 record, a 4.87 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP in the last two seasons.
Derek Jeter, SS7/24/2014 10:42:00 AM
Description: New York shortstop Derek Jeter is not in Thursday afternoon's starting lineup.
Insight: Jeter hasn't done much this year (.270, 2 HR, 27 RBI in 89 games) but at least he's been able to stay healthy for his "goodbye tour." It's surprising he's getting Thursday's game off, however, as he's 3-for-5 with two homers versus Rangers starter Colby Lewis. Brendan Ryan will get the start.
Chase Headley, 3B7/22/2014 3:36:00 PM
Description: Third baseman Chase Headley has been traded to the New York Yankees.
Insight: Headley hasn't ever reached the levels he posted in 2012, but he'll be an upgrade at 3B for the Yankees. The change in venue from Petco Park to Yankees Stadium will should help Headley's numbers. He's not in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CFHot7/21/2014 11:00:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury hit his eighth home run of the season Monday against the Rangers.
Insight: Ellsbury went 2-for-4 and is hitting .291 with a .777 OPS on the year. He has batted .331 at Yankee Stadium compared to .263 on the road.
Mark Teixeira, 1BCold7/21/2014 4:07:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman MarkTeixeira is expected to miss 3-4 days with a lower lat strain.
Insight: Teixeira (.231, 17 HR) went hitless in the three-game series with Cincinnati and this could be the reason why he struggled.
Hiroki Kuroda, SP7/20/2014 5:41:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda gave up one run (zero earned) on three hits and struck out six in 6 2/3 innings Sunday against the Reds, but he took a no decision after Dellin Betances gave up a home run to Todd Frazier.
Insight: Kuroda is the king of tough-luck losses. He's 74-76 in his career even though he has a 3.44 ERA. This season, he's gone 6-6 with a 3.88 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP.
Mark Teixeira, 1BCold7/20/2014 5:35:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman MarkTeixeira has gone 0-for-12 in his first three games after the All-Star break and 3-for-24 (.125) since his two-homer game on July 9.
Insight: Teixeira (.231, 17 HR) has been unable to overcome the rise of shifts around the league and is hitting a paltry .083 on ground balls this season. He also has just seven doubles and a career-high 19.5 percent K rate, so he's really become a home-run-or-bust player.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF7/20/2014 5:32:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury went 4-for-4 with a walk, a double, one RBI and two steals Sunday against the Reds.
Insight: Ellsbury has batted .327 at Yankee Stadium and .289 overall this season. He's on pace for 12 home runs, 75 RBI, 77 runs and 45 steals.
Brian McCann, C7/20/2014 12:17:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann has just seven career at-bats against Reds starter Johnny Cueto, but he homered in three of them.
Insight: McCann has picked up his production in July, hitting .340 with three doubles and a homer to raise his average from .221 to .240.
Brandon McCarthy, SP7/19/2014 5:26:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Brandon McCarthy was dominant Saturday yielding one run on six hits without a walk and nine strikeouts.
Insight: We have always known he could pitch, but with him its a matter of staying healthy. McCarthy has never made more than 25 starts in any season of his career, but has 20 so far this season.
Carlos Beltran, RF7/19/2014 5:24:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran just activated from the 7-day disabled list, has put together back-to-back multi-hit games for the first time since April 22 and 23.
Insight: Beltran suffered facial fractures and a concussion on June 9 when a ball he hit during batting practice ricocheted off a screen and hit him. He's 4-for-8 with a double and home run in the two games after the break.
Mark Teixeira, 1B7/19/2014 9:57:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman MarkTeixeira is 6-for-11 (.545) against Reds All-Star Alfredo Simon.
Insight: Teixeira has put up 17 homers and 48 RBI this season, but you will have to live with his low batting average (.239).
David Phelps, SPHot7/18/2014 9:57:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter David Phelps struck out seven batters and allowed three runs (two earned) over 6 1/3 innings to beat the Reds Friday.
Insight: Phelps (4-4, 3.87 ERA, 1.35 WHIP) has gone 3-0 with a 3.09 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP over his last seven starts.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF7/18/2014 9:50:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury went 2-for-4 with a homer, two RBI and a steal Friday against the Reds.
Insight: Ellsbury hit .346 in his first 28 games and he's batted .311 over his last 43, but a 10-for-75 (.133) stretch from May 4-26 has his average at .284 for the season. He has seven home runs, 44 RBI, 45 runs and 25 steals, so he's been a good fantasy option.
Carlos Beltran, RF7/18/2014 5:16:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran has been activated from the 7-day disabled list.
Insight: Beltran suffered facial fractures and a concussion on June 9 when a ball he hit during batting practice ricocheted off a screen and hit him. He's batting just .216 with nine homers and 28 RBI in 232 at-bats this season.
Shane Greene, RP7/12/2014 7:21:00 PM
Description: The desperate-for-pitching New York Yankees gave 25-year-old Shane Greene a second start and he was very good over 7 1/3 IP yielding four hits and no runs while striking out nine.
Insight: With CC Sabathia, Masahiro Tanaka Ivan Nova and Michael Pineda all sidelined Greene's game was huge.
Masahiro Tanaka, SP7/10/2014 9:31:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka has been diagnosed with a partially torn UCL.
Insight: He'll try six weeks of rehab and PRP injections, but the odds are not good for his return. Think Dr. James Andrews. It's a disaster for both the Yankees and fantasy owners to lose a hurler like Tanaka (12-4, 2.51 ERA, 1.005 WHIP).
Brett Gardner, LF7/10/2014 4:17:00 PM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner wa out of the lineup due to an abdominal strain on Wednesday and is doubtful for Thursday's game against Cleveland.
Insight: Gardner was checked for a hernia, but a doctor ruled it out. The left fielder has been one of New York's top players in 2014, batting .287 with eight homers, 36 RBI, 54 runs and 15 steals.
Carlos Beltran, RF7/10/2014 1:44:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran suffered two small facial fractures in a Wednesday afternoon batting practice incident, but may not need a disabled list stint.
Insight: Beltran hopes to be back in a couple of days, though there is a concern if he also suffered a concussion.
Carlos Beltran, RF7/9/2014 5:49:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran (knee) was in Wednesday's lineup after sitting out the past two games, but he was scratched after being hit below the eye by a ball. SOURCE: Meredith Marakovits, YES Network
Insight: While taking batting practice, Beltran hit a ball off the bottom of the screen and it bounced back and hit him. The injury just about sums up the day the Yankees have had -- Masahiro Tanaka was also placed on the disabled list with elbow soreness and Brett Gardner was scratched with an abdominal strain. Over his last 40 games, Beltran has hit .170 (25-for-147) with four homers, 15 RBI and a .542 OPS. He hasn't played the field since May 11 because of a bone spur in his elbow and he's been dealing with swelling in his right knee. He had surgery on the same knee in 2010.
Masahiro Tanaka, SP7/9/2014 5:45:00 PM
Description: The Yankees have placed Masahiro Tanaka on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow soreness, according to mlb.com.
Insight: Tanaka has allowed nine runs on 19 hits and struck out eight in his last 13 2/3 innings. With CC Sabathia likely done for the season, Ivan Nova recovering from Tommy John surgery and Michael Pineda out indefinitely, the Yankees cannot afford to lose Tanaka for an extended period of time. He traveled to New York to have an MRI and the Yankees are waiting for the results.
Brett Gardner, LF7/9/2014 4:17:00 PM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner is out of the lineup due to an abdominal strain, according to Bryan Hoch of mlb.com.
Insight: Gardner was checked for a hernia, but a doctor ruled it out. The left fielder has been one of New York's top players in 2014, batting .287 with eight homers, 36 RBI, 54 runs and 15 steals.
Carlos Beltran, RF7/8/2014 4:29:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran is out of the lineup again Tuesday with swelling in his right knee.
Insight: Over his last 40 games, Beltran has hit .170 (25-for-147) with four homers, 15 RBI and a .542 OPS. He hasn't played the field since May 11 because of a bone spur in his elbow and now he has a knee injury to worry about. He had surgery on the same knee in 2010.
Carlos Beltran, RF7/7/2014 6:12:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran is out of the lineup Monday with swelling in his right knee, according to Bryan Hoch of mlb.com.
Insight: Over his last 40 games, Beltran has hit .170 (25-for-147) with four homers, 15 RBI and a .542 OPS. He hasn't played the field since May 11 because of a bone spur in his elbow and now he has a knee injury to worry about. He had surgery on the same knee in 2010.
Steve Pearce, RF7/7/2014 4:17:00 PM
Description: Orioles 1B/OF Steve Pearce is the odd man out with the Orioles on the road in a National League city.
Insight: Slumping Chris Davis will start at first base and Nelson Cruz in the outfield leaving Pearce to a pinch hit role. Pearce is having an excellent season, batting .326 with 10 homers and 30 RBI in just 172 at-bats.
Brian McCann, C7/6/2014 1:30:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann tested his foot this morning and will play Sunday.
Insight: McCann has 10 home runs this season, but that's about all that's gone right for him. He's batting .224 with a .656 OPS.
Alfonso Soriano, RF7/6/2014 12:50:00 PM
Description: Yankees outfielder Alfonso Soriano has been designated for assignment.
Insight: Soriano was batting .221 with six homers and 23 RBI which simply wasn't enough production for a guy with an $18 million salary.
Alfonso Soriano, RF/DH7/6/2014 11:20:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Alfonso Soriano has poor lifetime numbers against Twins right-hander Ricky Nolasco (.179 average, 5-for-28)
Insight: Soriano is sporting a symmetrical .200/.200/.200 slash line with no extra-base hits over his last 10 games, so he wouldn't have been the strongest play even if he had good numbers against the Minnesota righty. As it is, he does have two homers against Nolasco, but he's still not worth starting.
Carlos Beltran, RF7/6/2014 11:14:00 AM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran has a .340 lifetime average against Twins right-hander Ricky Nolasco (16-for-47).
Insight: Beltran hasn't been close to what the Yankees expected him to be this season, but he's a good enough hitter to turn things around quickly. Though he's struck out 11 times against Nolasco, he also has a home and 16 hits against him, so there's a chance he has a productive afternoon.
Brian McCann, C7/6/2014 10:17:00 AM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann is expected to miss another game Sunday after injuring his left foot in Thursday's contest.
Insight: McCann has 10 home runs this season, but that's about all that's gone right for him. He's batting .224 with a .656 OPS.
Brett Gardner, LF7/5/2014 11:51:00 AM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner will get a routine day off on Saturday.
Insight: Gardner has already tied his career high in home runs as he's putting together a solid season - .287, 8 HR, 34 RBI, 52 runs, 15 SB, .794 OPS.
Brian Roberts, 2BHot7/4/2014 8:56:00 PM
Description: Yankees second baseman Brian Roberts has gone 16-for-51 (.314) with six doubles, a triple and two homers in his last 13 games.
Insight: Roberts went 4-for-5 with three doubles, a triple, one RBI and two runs Friday at Minnesota. He's still hitting just .248 with a .702 OPS this year, however.
CC Sabathia, SP7/4/2014 8:03:00 PM
Description: Yankees manager Joe Girardi doesn't expect starter CC Sabathia (knee) to return this season, according to Daniel Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal.
Insight: Sabathia experienced renewed swelling in his knee and was shut down indefinitely on Thursday. The left-hander's first four years with New York were excellent, as he went 74-29 with a 3.22 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP and one World Series title. However, he's recorded a 17-17 record, a 4.87 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP in the last two seasons.
Brian McCann, C7/4/2014 9:49:00 AM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann is expected to sit on Friday after injuring his left foot in Thursday's contest versus Minnesota, according to a New York Daily News report.
Insight: McCann has 10 home runs this season, but that's about all that's gone right for him. He's batting .224 with a .656 OPS.
Carlos Beltran, RF7/3/2014 10:52:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer Thursday at Minnesota.
Insight: Beltran has gone 7-for-20 with a double and two home runs in his last five games, but he's still hitting just .222 with a .693 OPS this year.
CC Sabathia, SP7/3/2014 5:59:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter CC Sabathia (knee) experienced renewed swelling and will have another MRI, according to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News.
Insight: Sabathia has allowed seven runs (five earned) on eight hits in six innings during his two rehab starts so far but was hoping to be back immediately after the All-Star break. He could be out into August after this setback.
Mark Teixeira, 1B7/3/2014 5:09:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is in the lineup Thursday.
Insight: Teixeira didn't play Wednesday after having his knee drained Tuesday. He's put up 15 homers and 41 RBI this season, but he has just five doubles, a .239 average and an .810 OPS in 257 plate appearances.
Yangervis Solarte, 3B7/3/2014 12:34:00 PM
Description: The Yankees have demoted third baseman Yangervis Solarte to Triple-A.
Insight: Solarte went 40-for-119 (.336) with 10 doubles, four homers, 23 RBI, 17 runs and a 16/17 K/BB in his first 34 games this season, but he went 23-for-123 (.187) with two homers and seven RBI since then. In his place, the Yankees have called up Zelous Wheeler, a career minor leaguer like Solarte who hit .299 with seven home runs with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season.
Brett Gardner, LFHot7/2/2014 5:10:00 PM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner tied a career high with his eighth homer of the year Wednesday against the Rays.
Insight: Gardner needed 539 at-bats to get to eight last season; he's done it in 309 this year and is hitting .288 with 50 runs, 15 steals and a .793 OPS.
Brian McCann, C7/2/2014 5:09:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and a walk Wednesday against the Rays.
Insight: McCann has 10 home runs this season, but that's about all that's gone right for him. He's batting .224 with a .658 OPS.

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