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Carlos Beltran, RF4/18/2014 4:32:00 PM
Description: Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran will have the night off Friday after taking a spill Thursday against Tampa Bay.
Insight: Beltran was chasing down a foul ball and tumbled over a fence, hurting his left shoulder and right wrist. He stayed in the game, so the injury isn't considered serious. He's off to a solid start, batting .298 with four homers and nine RBI in his first 15 appearances.
Carlos Beltran, RF4/18/2014 10:58:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran could get Friday after after taking a spill in Thursday's game.
Insight: Beltran was chasing down a foul ball and tumbled over a fence, hurting his left shoulder and right wrist. He stayed in the game, so it isn't likely serious, but could probably use a day of rest. He's off to a solid start, batting .298 with four homers and nine RBI.
Alfonso Soriano, LFHot4/18/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder/DH Alfonso Soriano is a lifetime .500 hitter against Rays starter Erik Bedard (7-for-14).
Insight: The 38-year-old went 0-for-16 to start the season, but he's been hot this week, batting .360 with a trio of homers over his last six games. In this favorable matchup he should be started.
Mark Teixeira, 1B4/17/2014 8:14:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is hoping to be back in the lineup Sunday against Tampa Bay. SOURCE: George King III, New York Post
Insight: That's when Teixeira is first eligible to return from the disabled list. He's sat out the last week and a half with a strained hamstring.
Brian Roberts, 2B4/17/2014 10:40:00 AM
Description: Yankees second baseman Brian Roberts' MRI came back negative and he is questionable for Thursday's game against Tampa Bay.
Insight: Roberts hasn't played since Saturday due to a back injury. The 36-year-old is hitting just .129 with one RBI this season and shouldn't be owned in most leagues.
Masahiro Tanaka, SPHot4/16/2014 9:49:00 PM
Description: New York right-hander Masahiro Tanaka was dominant in his third major league start Wednesday against the Cubs.
Insight: Tanaka (2-0, 2.05 ERA) struck out ten in eight scoreless innings. Opponents are hitting just .185 against the 25-year-old this season.
David Robertson, RP4/16/2014 11:51:00 AM
Description: Yankees closer David Robertson (groin) is scheduled to throw off a mound Thursday, according to Sweeny Murti of WFAN.
Insight: Robertson is eligible to return on April 22 and plans to be activated on that date. Shawn Kelley has saved three games in his absence.
Derek Jeter, SS4/16/2014 11:44:00 AM
Description: Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (quad) will play in the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader, according to Bryan Hoch of mlb.com.
Insight: Jeter (.286) missed the last two games with a sore quad. He'll miss a third straight Wednesday afternoon but will be back for the nightcap against the Cubs.
Kelly Johnson, 3B4/16/2014 10:26:00 AM
Description: Yankees utility man Kelly Johson is 8-for-27 (.296) with two home runs against Cubs starter Jason Hammel.
Insight: Johnson has gone 10-for-38 with three homers, seven RBI and a .938 OPS in his first 12 games with New York.
Francisco Cervelli, C4/15/2014 5:38:00 PM
Description: Yankees C/1B Francisco Cervelli has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 hamstring strain.
Insight: Cervelli has already been placed on the 60-day DL. Austin Romine is expected to serve as Brian McCann's backup at catcher until Cervelli (.188, 0 HR, 1 RBI) is ready to return.
Brian McCann, C4/14/2014 5:42:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann's X-rays came back negative, according to mlb.com.
Insight: McCann was hit in the right hand after a ball ricocheted off Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski Sunday night. McCann's fingers bent in ways they aren't supposed to but he avoided a serious injury. The 30-year-old is hitting .205 with two homers and six RBI with his new team.
Carlos Beltran, RF4/14/2014 9:21:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran finished the game at first base after Francisco Cervelli injured a hamstring.
Insight: Beltran had never played there before and we doubt he'll get enough time to be position eligible. He's off to a solid start, batting .311 with three homers and eight RBI.
Brian McCann, C4/14/2014 9:17:00 AM
Description: New York catcher Brian McCann will get x-rays on his right index finger and taking a pitch off it in Sunday's game, according to Bryan Hoch of mlb.com.
Insight: He continued to play and isn't expected to miss time. Catcher's fingers are always getting nicked and its just part of the job. McCann was 4-for-11 with a pair of homers in the series with Boston.
Francisco Cervelli, C4/13/2014 11:09:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli suffered a hamstring injury during Sunday's game and had to exit.
Insight: Cervelli started at first base with Mark Teixeira on the DL and both Derek Jeter (quad) and Brian Roberts (back) not available. His injury forced Carlos Beltran to make his first appearance at first base.
Brian Roberts, 2B4/13/2014 11:07:00 PM
Description: Yanees second baseman Brian Roberts' MRI came back negative and he'll be reevaluated in a few days. SOURCE: Jeff Roberts, Bergen Record.
Insight: Roberts missed Sunday's game with a back injury. The 36-year-old is hitting just .129 with one RBI this season and shouldn't be owned in most leagues.
Derek Jeter, SS4/13/2014 5:32:00 PM
Description: Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that he gave Derek Jeter off Saturday and Sunday due to a sore quad, according to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News.
Insight: The Yankees have a day off Monday, so he'll end up getting three full days of rest. The 39-year-old is 10-for-35 with one RBI and three runs this season.
Derek Jeter, SS4/13/2014 4:35:00 PM
Description: New York shortstop Derek Jeter is not in the lineup for Sunday's series finale against Boston. SOURCE: Buster Olney, ESPN
Insight: Well this is strange. Jeter will watch from the sidelines for the second game in a row, though the Yankees haven't provided any injury news regarding the 39-year-old. Dean Anna (.214, 1 HR, 1 RBI) will start in his place.
Brian McCann, C4/12/2014 9:42:00 PM
Description: New York catcher Brian McCann left the yard twice in Saturday's 7-4 victory over Boston.
Insight: The homers were McCann's first as a Yankee. He had 176 jacks during his nine-year tenure with Atlanta.
Mark Teixeira, 1B4/12/2014 11:59:00 AM
Description: New York first baseman Mark Teixeira (strained hamstring) said he expected to return as soon as he's eligible to come off the disabled list, according to ESPN's Andrew Marchand.
Insight: Teixeira has been an injury-prone mess for the past year and can't be counted on this season. He's no longer the 30-plus homer guy he was from 2009-2011.
Derek Jeter, SS4/12/2014 10:42:00 AM
Description: Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is not in Saturday afternoon's starting lineup.
Insight: Jeter has missed only one of the first 11 games so far this season, not bad for the 39-year-old. He's batting .286, though has scored just three runs and knocked in one.
Carlos Beltran, RF4/12/2014 9:25:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran is hitless in nine at-bats against right-hander John Lackey.
Insight: Beltran is off to a rough start, batting just .243 through the first 10 games and this matchup won't help. He was slow to begin last season too and managed to finish April 2013 batting .307 with six homers and 17 RBI.
CC Sabathia, SP4/11/2014 10:10:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter CC Sabathia had one bad inning Friday against the Red Sox and it resulted in his second loss.
Insight: Sabathia looked good for most of the game and had nine strikeouts, but he allowed solo and three-run homers in the top of the sixth to lose a 1-0 lead. Homers were one of Sabathia's issues last year and he has given up five in 19 innings already. Still, Friday's start was somewhat encouraging for Sabathia owners.
Michael Pineda, SP4/11/2014 8:47:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Michael Pineda will not be disciplined for having a brown substance on his right palm during Thursday's start against the Red Sox.
Insight: The Red Sox coaching staff didn't say anything about the substance, possibly because it dealt with a similar situation with Clay Buchholz last year. Pineda claimed the substance was dirt rather than pine tar. The 25-year-old has looked fantastic this season, going 1-1 with a 1.50 ERA and a 12/2 K/BB in 12 innings after missing all of 2012 and 2013 with shoulder issues.
Brian McCann, C4/11/2014 6:12:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann is getting the night off Friday against the Red Sox, according to Bryan Hoch of mlb.com.
Insight: McCann had an RBI single Thursday but is hitting just .167 with zero extra-base hits in 36 at-bats so far.
Kelly Johnson, LF4/11/2014 9:32:00 AM
Description: Yankees utility man Kelly Johson is hitless in 12 at-bats versus Boston left-hander Jon Lester.
Insight: Johnson's 0-for-3 on Thursday broke up a four-game RBI streak and two-game home run streak. This is an unfavorable matchup to avoid.
Michael Pineda, SP4/10/2014 10:13:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Michael Pineda picked up his first win since July 30, 2011 Thursday against the Red Sox.
Insight: Pineda struck out seven batters and allowed one earned run on four hits in six innings. He also may be hearing from the commissioner's office due to the brown substance that was clearly visible on his right palm throughout the game. The Red Sox coaching staff didn't say anything about it, possibly because it dealt with a similar situation with Clay Buchholz last year after a start in Toronto.
Brian Roberts, 2B4/10/2014 3:53:00 PM
Description: Yanees 2B Brian Roberts will get Thursday night off with Dean Anna batting ninth as his replacement.
Insight: Roberts can use the day off as he's batting just .160 for the first nine games. Anna isn't any better with one hit in seven at bats, though he did bat .331 at Triple-A Tucson last season.
Kelly Johnson, LF4/10/2014 10:03:00 AM
Description: Yankees utilityman Kelly Johson is just 1-for-10 (.100) sriking out five times in his matchups with Boston right-hander Clay Buchholz.
Insight: Johnson has driven in at least one run in four straight games and homered in the last two, but has an unfavorable matchup.
Masahiro Tanaka, SP4/9/2014 10:22:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka fanned 10 Orioles in seven innings Wednesday, but he made one mistake: a three-run homer allowed to Jonathan Schoop.
Insight: Those are the only runs Tanaka gave up in a no decision. The 25-year-old has an 18/1 K/BB, a 3.21 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP after his first two MLB starts.
Kelly Johnson, LF4/9/2014 10:22:00 PM
Description: Yankees utilityman Kelly Johson homered for the second straight game Wednesday.
Insight: Johnson has driven in at least one run in four straight games. He's been playing every day at first base with Mark Teixeira on the DL.
Carlos Beltran, RF4/9/2014 10:19:00 PM
Description: Carlos Beltran hit his first home run with the Yankees Wednesday against the Orioles.
Insight: Beltran went 3-for-3 with a homer, a double and a single to raise his average from .185 to .267.
David Robertson, RP4/9/2014 5:11:00 PM
Description: Yankees closer David Robertson (groin) threw from flat ground Wednesday, according to Sweeny Murti of WFAN.
Insight: Robertson is eligible to return on April 22 and should be ready to be activated then unless he suffers a setback with his Grade 1 groin strain. Shawn Kelley will get most of the save chances in his absence.
Alfonso Soriano, LF4/8/2014 8:20:00 PM
Description: Yankees outfielder/DH Alfonso Soriano hit his first homer of the season Tuesday against the Orioles.
Insight: The 38-year-old went 0-for-12 over his first four games but he's five for his last 10. Soriano had 17 homers and 50 RBI in just 58 games after the Cubs traded him to New York last year.
Brett Gardner, LF4/8/2014 9:48:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner is 5-for-9 (.556) with three extra-base hits and a 1.711 OPS in his matchups with Baltimore starter Wei-Yin Chen.
Insight: The 30-year-old is off to a solid start and is in a favorable matchup. Add it a wind blowing out to dead center at 20 mph and you have a recipe for success.
Shawn Kelley, RP4/7/2014 4:41:00 PM
Description: Yankees reliever Shawn Kelley earned his first career save on Monday against Baltimore.
Insight: Kelley was in the game because closer David Robertson was placed on the 15-day disabled list. Kelley looked good with a perfect 1-2-3 ninth inning and should get the next chance to close. Matt Thornton also has closing experience.
David Robertson, RP4/7/2014 4:38:00 PM
Description: Yankees closer David Robertson has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained groin.
Insight: It's uncertain who the Yankees will go with at closer now that Robertson is out. Shawn Kelley pitched a 1-2-3 ninth on Monday afternoon and is a strikeout-an-inning guy. On the other hand, Matt Thornton has closing experience from his time with the White Sox. Manager Joe Girardi should make a decision shortly.
Carlos Beltran, RF4/7/2014 10:03:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran is a career .364 hitter with a pair of homers in 11 at-bats versus Baltimore starter Ubaldo Jimenez.
Insight: Beltran is off to a slow start with just three hits in 19 at-bats (.158) so may not be ready to take advantage of this favorable matchup.
Michael Pineda, SP4/5/2014 7:43:00 PM
Description: Michael Pineda made his Yankees debut Saturday at Toronto and allowed one runs on five hits in six innings. He walked none and struck out five batters but took the loss because New York failed to score.
Insight: The Yankees acquired Pineda prior to the 2012 season for top prospect Jesus Montero, but Pineda missed the last two years with shoulder problems. He has a lot of upside and should be owned in all fantasy leagues.
Yangervis Solarte, 3B4/5/2014 7:42:00 PM
Description: Yankees infielder Yangervis Solarte went 2-for-3 Saturday at Toronto and is 7-for-13 with three doubles, four RBI and two runs in four games this season.
Insight: Solarte beat out Eduardo Nunez for the Yankees' utility infield job this spring and he'll likely start at third base while Mark Teixeira is on the disabled list with a hamstring strain.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF4/5/2014 7:38:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury has had back-to-back three-hit games at Toronto.
Insight: Ellsbury went 0-for-7 with two walks in the Yankees first series of the season at Houston. He already has three steals and three runs scored. Health is the only thing that could hold Ellsbury back from being a superb fantasy option this season.
Yangervis Solarte, 2B4/5/2014 11:18:00 AM
Description: Yankees second baseman Yangervis Solarte will likely move to 3B as a result of the injury to Mark Teixeira.
Insight: Solarte is off to a hot start, batting .500 through his first three games. As long as he stays hot there will be a spot in the lineup for him.
Kelly Johnson, LF4/5/2014 11:15:00 AM
Description: Kelly Johnson could end up being eligible at 1B, 2B and 3B before the season is over. He'll take over at first while Mark Teixeira is sidelined.
Insight: Johnson has averaged 19. HRs and 67 runs per season over the past four years and his position flexibility makes him a viable assest off your bench.
Mark Teixeira, 1B4/5/2014 11:09:00 AM
Description: New York first baseman Mark Teixeira left Friday's game with a strained hamstring and has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Multi-positional Kelly Johnson will move over to first base with help from Francisco Cervelli. Yangervis Solarte is likely to get the start at third. Teixeira has been an injury-prone mess for the past year and can't be counted on this season.
Mark Teixeira, 1B4/4/2014 9:17:00 PM
Description: New York first baseman Mark Teixeira left Friday's game with a strained hamstring. SOURCE: Mike Wilner, Sportsnet
Insight: He went 1-for-1 with an RBI single before leaving in the second inning. Kelly Johnson, who got the start at second base, has moved over to first. Brian Roberts is now at second.
Alfonso Soriano, LF4/4/2014 4:52:00 PM
Description: Yankees outfielder/DH Alfonso Soriano is not in Friday's lineup.
Insight: Just a day of rest for the 38-year-old. Beltran will shift over to DH and Ichiro Suzuki will start in right field.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF4/3/2014 6:26:00 PM
Description: New York will be without center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury on Thursday night. SOURCE: Jorge Castillo, Newark Star-Ledger
Insight: Ellsbury dealt with a calf injury during spring training but this is just a routine off day. Brett Gardner is filling in at center field.
Brian McCann, C4/3/2014 6:22:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann is getting the night off Thursday against Houston. SOURCE: Jorge Castillo, Newark Star-Ledger
Insight: It's his first absence of the season. Francisco Cervelli will handle the catching duties as New York looks for its first win of 2014.
CC Sabathia, SP4/1/2014 10:10:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter CC Sabathia had an Opening Day to forget Tuesday at Houston.
Insight: Sabathia, who slimmed down in the offseason, allowed eight hits (two HRs) and six earned runs in six innings. Sabathia struggled to overcome diminished velocity last season and gave up a career-high 28 homers while posting a career-worst 4.78 ERA. His velocity sat in the high-80s Tuesday and he left the ball up in the zone far too often.
Eduardo Nunez, SS4/1/2014 6:06:00 PM
Description: The Yankees designated Eduardo Nunez for assignment on Tuesday.
Insight: Nunez has been one of the worst defensive infielders in baseball in his career and hasn't hit enough to offset that. Yangervis Solarte and Dean Anna will serve as New York's backup infielders until Brendan Ryan returns from the DL.
Mark Teixeira, 1B3/28/2014 10:29:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira hasn't found his swing because he still doesn't trust his surgically-repaired right wrist, according to Kevin Kernan of the New York Post.
Insight: Teixeira played just 15 games last season due to a torn tendon sheath in his wrist and hit just .151 with three homers and 19 strikeouts in 53 at-bats. A former 30-plus home run guy, he'll have to prove to fantasy owners he can find his swing before he gets installed in starting lineups. That explains his Yahoo ADP of 190.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF3/25/2014 5:17:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (calf) took six plate appearances in roughly 30 minutes in a minor league game Tuesday, according to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News.
Insight: Ellsbury went 1-for-4 with two walks in his first action in 10 days. "The main thing is just seeing some pitches, getting timing," Ellsbury said. "I felt pretty good up there." Ellsbury's next step will be playing the field.
Michael Pineda, SP3/25/2014 5:06:00 PM
Description: Yankees manager Joe Girardi confirmed that Michael Pineda will be the team's fifth starter, according to Bryan Hoch of mlb.com. The 25-year-old Pineda beat out David Phelps, Adam Warren and Vidal Nuno by posting a 1.20 ERA in four games this spring.
Insight: The Yankees acquired Pineda prior to the 2012 season for top prospect Jesus Montero and are finally going to see some returns on the deal after Pineda missed the last two years with shoulder problems. Girardi said the Yankees will not have an innings limit for Pineda. He should be drafted in most leagues due to his upside.
Brendan Ryan, SS3/21/2014 9:35:00 PM
Description: New York infielder Brendan Ryan won't be ready in time for Opening Day. SOURCE: Bryan Hoch, MLB.com
Insight: An MRI showed something pushing on a nerve in his back. Ryan is known more for his glove than his bat. In 2,368 big league at bats, he's hit just .237 with 19 HR and 189 RBI.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF3/21/2014 9:27:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury could be back in the lineup as early as Sunday. He's missed the last few days with an injured calf. SOURCE: Andy Martino, New York Daily News
Insight: His MRI came back clean so it looks like he's good to go. Ellsbury is 18th in our TSN fantasy rankings for 2014.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF3/20/2014 7:04:00 PM
Description: Jacoby Ellsbury's MRI came back negative. SOURCE: Dan Barbarisi, Wall Street Journal
Insight: Calf issues have sidelined Ellsbury for almost a week. The MRI was supposedly given as a precaution and Ellsbury is expected to return to the lineup later this weekend.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF3/18/2014 5:38:00 PM
Description: New York center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury won't play in spring training games on Wednesday or Thursday. SOURCE: Bryan Hoch, MLB.com
Insight: He's been out since Sunday with calf tightness. It sounds like the Yankees are just being extra cautious with their $153 million investment. Ellsbury should be a go for the start of the regular season.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF3/16/2014 11:04:00 AM
Description: New York center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury will be out of the lineup for at least the next two games. SOURCE: Anthony McCarron, New York Daily News
Insight: He's dealing with some calf tightness. Ellsbury (.298, 9 HR, 53 RBI, 52 SB for Boston in 2013) has a reputation for being fragile, though this injury seems pretty minor. Hopefully he'll be back later in the week.
Mark Teixeira, 1B3/3/2014 8:06:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira (wrist) will make his Grapefruit League debut Thursday, according to mlb.com. He took three swings from each side of the plate in live batting practice Monday and will take BP again Tuesday. "I feel pretty good. We've been here over two weeks now, and the wrist is getting stronger," Teixeira said. "That's the biggest thing. It needs to get stronger. The bat speed is pretty good. We'll keep building up, and hopefully on April 1 it's feeling really good and the swing's feeling really good and I'm ready to roll."
Insight: Teixeira played just 15 games last season due to a torn tendon sheath in his wrist and hit just .151 with three homers and 19 strikeouts in 53 at-bats. He's been in a steep decline since 2009 and should only be selected in the latter rounds of fantasy drafts.
Ichiro Suzuki, RF3/2/2014 4:04:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Ichiro Suzuki, who turns 41 in October, has no plans to retire and says he could play for "many" more seasons. SOURCE: ESPN New York
Insight: Ichiro has no interest in joining Derek Jeter on his farewell tour. Suzuki has been remarkably durable throughout his career, never playing fewer than 150 games in any of his 13 seasons. Regardless of Suzuki's future plans, it's tough to endorse him as a fantasy option while he platoons out in right field.
Mark Teixeira, 1B2/26/2014 4:38:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira (wrist) will play sometime at the end of next week, according to Jorge Castillo of the Newark Star-Ledger.
Insight: Teixeira played just 15 games last season due to a torn tendon sheath in his wrist and hit just .151 with three homers and 19 strikeouts in 53 at-bats. He's been in a steep decline since 2009 and should only be selected in the latter rounds of fantasy drafts.
Andrew Bailey, RP2/23/2014 3:40:00 PM
Description: Yankees righthander Andrew Bailey won't be available to pitch until September at the earliest. He's still rehabbing his injured shoulder. SOURCE: Daniel Barbarisi, Wall Street Journal
Insight: Bailey signed a minor league deal with New York on Saturday. Even if Bailey were healthy, he wouldn't be a candidate to pitch the ninth inning. The former Red Sox and A's closer shouldn't be owned in any fantasy leagues.
Brett Gardner, LF2/23/2014 2:59:00 PM
Description: The Yankees and outfielder Brett Gardner have agreed to a four-year, $52 million contract extension, according to ESPN.
Insight: The 30-year-old would have been eligible for free agency after the 2014 season, but he's now signed through at least 2018. The contract includes an option for 2019 with a $2 million buyout. Gardner batted .277 with eight homers, 52 RBI and 24 steals last season. He also has recorded the second best UZR among outfielders since 2010 with 51.5 runs saved and will move back to left field, his best position, this season.
Andrew Bailey, RP2/22/2014 10:32:00 PM
Description: Reliever Andrew Bailey has agreed to an incentive-laden minor league contract with the Yankees, according to Buster Olney of ESPN.
Insight: Bailey had surgery to repair a torn capsule and damaged labrum in his right shoulder last summer. He threw just 44 innings and went 14-for-22 in save chances over his two seasons with the Red Sox. The New Jersey native will try to join the Yankees' bullpen by the middle of the season.
David Phelps, SP2/22/2014 7:55:00 PM
Description: According to mlb.com, Yankees manager Joe Girardi admitted Saturday that David Phelps' role will be decided this spring.
Insight: Phelps is competing with Michael Pineda, Adam Warren and Vidal Nuno for the fifth spot in the New York rotation after going 10-9 with a 4.11 ERA in 55 games (23 starts) the last two seasons. He'll serve in long relief if he doesn't win the starting job.
Brian Roberts, 2B2/18/2014 7:09:00 PM
Description: Brian Roberts will be New York's Opening Day second baseman. SOURCE: Andrew Marchand, ESPN New York
Insight: Pretty exciting isn't it? Well not really. Sure there was a time when Roberts was a fantasy-worthy second baseman but we'd need a time machine to go back to it. Keep in mind, Roberts hasn't produced a .300 batting average since 2005. Even at pint-sized Yankee Stadium it's doubtful Roberts will hit enough homers to be in the fantasy coversation.
Derek Jeter, SS2/12/2014 2:39:00 PM
Description: The 2014 season will be Derek Jeter's last. The Yankees shortstop announced on his Facebook page that he'll be retiring after the season.
Insight: With five championships and over 3,000 hits in his career, Jeter is going to be a first ballot Hall of Famer. After missing most of last year with a broken ankle, fantasy owners should be very cautious with Jeter heading into the 2014 season.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B2/7/2014 8:07:00 PM
Description: Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has called off his lawsuit against Major League Baseball, commissioner Bud Selig and the MLB Players' Assocation. SOURCE: Jim Baumbach, Newsday
Insight: 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.
Mark Teixeira, 1B1/29/2014 3:37:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has acknowledged that his wrist may hurt him all season. SOURCE: Daniel Barbarisi, Wall Street Journal
Insight: It's the same wrist Teixeira (.151, 3 HR, 12 RBI in 2013) had surgery on last season. Teixeira's fantasy value is very unclear at the moment. There's no reason to consider him until much later in the draft.
David Robertson, RP1/22/2014 1:21:00 PM
Description: According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner declared David Robertson the closer on Wednesday.
Insight: Mariano Rivera retired at the end of the 2013 season, and it was assumed that Robertson would succeed him but GM Brian Cashman and manager Joe Girardi have avoided naming him the closer. Steinbrenner did what they wouldn't do Wednesday. "We are going to continue to look, but no doubt we have already spent a lot of money this offseason," Steinbrenner said. "I have a lot of confidence in Robertson and so does (Girardi). Robertson is going to be our closer, and I believe he will do a good job. We have done a lot to improve our team and we just have to understand that you cannot be perfect everywhere."
Masahiro Tanaka, SP1/22/2014 10:11:00 AM
Description: According to Ken Rosenthal of foxsports.com, the New York Yankees have agreed to a seven-year, $155 million contract with Japanese righty Masahiro Tanaka.
Insight: The 25-year-old went 24-0 with a 1.27 ERA and 183 strikeouts in 212 innings for Tohoku Rakuten last season, but the Yankees will probably be satisfied if he duplicates the 3.90 ERA Yu Darvish put up as a rookie in 2012.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B1/21/2014 2:25:00 PM
Description: According to a Yahoo! report, MLB players reps wanted to kick New York third baseman Alex Rodriguez out of the union during a call last week.
Insight: Union leadership apparently told the players that approach wasn't legally possible, but it explains how many of the today's players are feeling. There doesn't appear to be much player support for A-Rod.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B1/12/2014 6:21:00 PM
Description: New York third baseman Alex Rodriguez will officially file a suit against Major League Baseball in federal court on Monday. SOURCE: Mike DiGiovanna, Los Angeles Times
Insight: He's contesting arbitrator Fredric Horowitz's suspension ruling that reduced his ban from 211 games to 162. Our advice to fantasy owners would be to assume that Rodriguez will not be on the field in 2014. A-Rod's absence is significant because it saves the Yankees $25 million in salary that they can now give to free agent starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka.
Scott Sizemore, 2B1/12/2014 1:25:00 PM
Description: The Yankees have signed infielder Scott Sizemore to a minor league contract, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
Insight: Sizemore tore his left ACL in each of the last two seasons while with the Athletics. He can play both second and third base and could end up filling one of the voids left by Alex Rodriguez and Robinson Cano. He'll compete with Kelly Johnson and Brian Roberts for plaring time.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B1/11/2014 3:55:00 PM
Description: According to Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York, sources in Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez's camp are "100 percent certain" he'll report to spring training. The Yankees cannot stop him because his suspension does not begin until the regular season.
Insight: Arbitrator Fredric Horowitz reduced Rodriguez's suspension from 211 games to 162 games Saturday, but A-Rod will now take his case to federal court to try to get the suspension overturned.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B1/11/2014 12:49:00 PM
Description: New York third baseman Alex Rodriguez suspension was reduced from 211 to 162 games, but that's still a full season.
Insight: Rodriguez is expected to file an injunction. Meanwhile, the Yankees are likely to move on and find a third baseman for the 2014 season. The options on the current roster are Kelly Johnson or Eduardo Nunez.
Ichiro Suzuki, RF1/11/2014 9:38:00 AM
Description: New York Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki is likely to be the fourth outfielder this season.
Insight: Barring injury, the Yankees starting outfield should be Brett Gardner, Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran with Alfonso Soriano as the primary designated hitter. That wouldn't leave many at-bats for Ichiro (.262, 7 HR, 35 RBI, 20 SB). Of course all four guys blocking his way have had frequent injury issues in the past, but for now Ichiro has little fantasy value.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B1/10/2014 9:33:00 PM
Description: New York third baseman Alex Rodriguez could hear a ruling on his suspension as early as this weekend. SOURCE: Ronald Blum, Yahoo Sports
Insight: Rodriguez is expected to file an injunction if the suspension is greater than 100 games, though if it's less, it may not be worth the trouble. While it's doubtful that A-Rod's suspension will be overturned completely, that remains a possibility. Eduardo Nunez is next up on the team's depth chart at third base should A-Rod face a lengthy ban.
Vernon Wells, LF1/10/2014 3:22:00 PM
Description: Yankees OF/1B Vernon Wells has been designated for assignment.
Insight: Wells helped the Yankees early on by batting .301 with 10 homers and 23 RBI over his first 38 games but he faded quickly after that. He's a career .270 hitter with a .778 OPS, but he hasn't hit at that level for a few years and his fantasy value doesn't figure to improve anytime soon.
Carlos Beltran, RF12/20/2013 9:40:00 AM
Description: It's now official - Carlos Beltran signed his three-year, $45 million contract with the New York Yankees after passing the physical.
Insight: Beltran should see plenty of time in right field, keeping eligible for the outfield along with time at DH to try and keep him in the lineup on a daily basis. He played 296 games and hit .282 with 56 homers, 181 RBI and an .836 OPS with the Cardinals over the last two seasons. The Yankees will be his sixth team in 17 seasons and the second time in New York.
Matt Thornton, RP12/17/2013 7:33:00 PM
Description: Lefthanded reliever Matt Thornton and the Yankees have agreed on a two-year pact. SOURCE: Jack Curry, YES
Insight: The deal is worth $7 million. The once dominant setup man struggled to an 0-4 record last season and wasn't even good enough to crack Boston's postseason roster. He won't have any use to fantasy owners in 2014.
Brian Roberts, 2B12/17/2013 12:03:00 PM
Description: Second baseman Brian Roberts has agreed to a one-year, $2 million deal with the Yankees. SOURCE: Jon Paul Morosi, Fox Sports
Insight: At best, the injury-prone second baseman will share time with Kelly Johnson. At one time he was a .280 hitter who could produce 100 runs and 30-40 stolen bases, but that was at least five years ago. Today, he's a .250 hitter with no speed or pop. Even if he's healthy, fantasy owners should look elsewhere.
Hiroki Kuroda, SP12/7/2013 4:26:00 PM
Description: The Yankees have brought back starter Hiroki Kuroda on a one-year pact worth $16 million.
Insight: Kuroda had a 3.31 ERA and a 1.162 WHIP in 2013, nearly identical to the 3.32 ERA and 1.165 ERA he had in his first season with New York. However, his record fell to 11-13 from 16-11. He's had an ERA of 3.76 or lower and a WHIP of no higher than 1.216 in his six major league seasons.
Carlos Beltran, RF12/6/2013 10:49:00 PM
Description: According to ESPN.com, Carlos Beltran has agreed to a three-year, $45 million contract with the New York Yankees.
Insight: What, you thought the Yankees were just going to sit tight after losing Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson Friday? Beltran will return to the city he played in from 2005-2011 as a member of the Mets. He played 296 games and hit .282 with 56 homers, 181 RBI and an .836 OPS with the Cardinals over the last two seasons.
Kelly Johnson, LF12/6/2013 8:11:00 PM
Description: Kelly Johnson is in line to be the Yankees starting second baseman after finalizing a one-year, $3 million contract Friday.
Insight: Robinson Cano agreed to a 10-year deal with the Seattle Mariners, opening up a spot at second base for Johnson. The veteran also can play third if Alex Rodriguez' suspension is upheld. Johnson hit .235 with 16 home runs, 52 RBI and a .715 OPS in 118 games with the Rays last season and has averaged .254 with 16 homers, 57 RBI, 11 steals and a .765 OPS since he became a full-time player in 2007.
Curtis Granderson, LF12/4/2013 10:09:00 AM
Description: Talks seem to be heating up between free agent outfielder Curtis Granderson and the New York Mets. SOURCE: Adam Rubin, ESPN New York
Insight: With Jacoby Ellsbury playing center field and Robinson Cano still unsigned, Granderson is no longer a priority for the Yankees. The two sides are discussing a three-year contract though Granderson's camp is pushing for a four-year pact. With the Winter Meetings coming up, Granderson should make his decision in the near future.
Kelly Johnson, LF12/4/2013 10:03:00 AM
Description: Kelly Johnson is headed to the Yankees. According to the New York Post's Joel Sherman, his new deal is worth between $2.75 and $3 million.
Insight: It's a one-year contract. Johnson (.235, 16 HR, 52 RBI) played all over the field in Tampa Bay last season including left field and three out of the four infield positions (he didn't play shortstop). He could be an option for the Yankees at second base should Robinson Cano sign with another team.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF12/3/2013 9:02:00 PM
Description: The Yankees and center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury have agreed to a seven-year, $153 million deal. SOURCE: Mark Feinsand, New York Daily News
Insight: So much for the Yankees shrinking their payroll. In the last two weeks, they've spent almost $240 million on two players (Ellsbury and Brian McCann). Ellsbury should do well in the Bronx and could be a 20-HR threat with the short porch out in right field. More importantly though, this leaves New York with almost no money left to spend on Robinson Cano. It will be interesting to see what teams go after Cano now that the Yankees are almost certainly out of the running for him.
Robinson Cano, 2B12/3/2013 8:45:00 PM
Description: According to ESPN New York's Wallace Matthews, the Mariners have become a serious player for free agent second baseman Robinson Cano.
Insight: The Yankees and Cano haven't been seeing eye to eye in contract talks and at this point the odds of him returning to the Bronx are less than 50 percent. The M's are reportedly offering Cano an eight-year deal worth $200 million. The Yankees previously offered him seven years at $160 million. Cano's fantasy value could take a big hit if he left the hitter-friendly confines of Yankee Stadium to play at spacious Safeco Field in Seattle.
Robinson Cano, 2B12/2/2013 8:39:00 PM
Description: The Yankees are taking a hard stance with second baseman Robinson Cano. According to Yahoo's Jeff Passan, they won't spend more than $200 million to keep him.
Insight: That spells trouble for Cano, who was hoping for at least a nine-year, $252 million deal. It will be interesting to see if other teams start getting involved now that Yankees GM Brian Cashman has drawn a line in the sand.
Robinson Cano, 2B11/25/2013 9:37:00 PM
Description: The Yankees have offered free agent second baseman Robinson Cano a seven-year, $160 million deal. SOURCE: ESPN New York
Insight: Cano had been asking for almost twice that much so there's no way that's going to be enough to sign him. It's finally setting in that Cano may not be with the Yankees next season.
Brian McCann, C11/23/2013 6:37:00 PM
Description: Brian McCann's new contract with the Yankees is worth $85 million over the next five seasons. SOURCE: Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports
Insight: It makes him the second-highest paid catcher in the major leagues (Joe Mauer is the highest). McCann is a massive upgrade over last year's starting catcher Chris Stewart but it's still a slight overpay when you consider McCann is hitting just .242 over his last two seasons.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B11/20/2013 4:46:00 PM
Description: A bizarre scene unfolded Wednesday when an outraged Alex Rodriguez stormed out of his arbitration hearing after learning commissioner Bud Selig would not be asked to testify. Rodriguez is appealing the 211-game suspension he was given last August. SOURCE: ESPN New York
Insight: Multiple sources suspect Rodrgiuez's tantrum, which included him pounding his fist on the table and cursing, may have been staged. The fact that Rodriguez's representatives released a statement almost immediately after he left the hearing would lend credence to that hypothesis. This case may have to be resolved in federal court.
Brendan Ryan, SS11/18/2013 1:40:00 PM
Description: Shortstop Brendan Ryan has reportedly reached a two-year, $5 million agreement with the New York Yankees.
Insight: Ryan is one of the league's best fielding shortstops, but a well below average hitter. He has no fantasy value and would simply be insurance behind Derek Jeter.
David Robertson, RP11/12/2013 9:19:00 PM
Description: According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, Yankees GM Brian Cashman said Tuesday that the team hasn't decided that David Robertson is a lock to be its closer next season.
Insight: Mariano Rivera retired at the end of the 2013 season, and it was assumed that Robertson would succeed him. However, the Yankees aren't going to just hand him the job. "I'm not sure if Robertson is capable yet. He's never done that before," Cashman said. "I think he's earned the right to take a shot at it, and he very well may be the guy. But we're not anointing him the guy. We'll wait to see how our winter plays out and how spring training works out. Then Joe (Girardi) and Larry (Rothschild) will determine at some point at the end of spring training who our closer is." Robertson has struck out 258 batters and posted a 1.91 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP over 193 2/3 innings the last three seasons as New York's eight-inning man, so he shouldn't have an issue making the transition.
Mariano Rivera, RP11/4/2013 10:19:00 PM
Description: Former Yankees closer Mariano Rivera was the recipient of this year's American League Comeback Player of the Year award.
Insight: Rivera (6-2, 2.11 ERA, 44 saves) had a great last season after missing most of the 2012 campaign with a torn ACL. His 652 career saves are the most in MLB history.
Robinson Cano, 2B11/4/2013 2:03:00 PM
Description: Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is looking at Omar Infante among other second baseman in case they don't sign Robinson Cano to a long-term deal.
Insight: Would Yankees fans really accept him after the production they are used to from Cano? Cano hit .314, 27 HR, 107 RBI and 81 runs while Infante batted .318 with 10 HR, 51 RBI and 54 runs.
Derek Jeter, SS11/1/2013 9:14:00 PM
Description: The Yankees re-signed Derek Jeter to a one-year, $12 million contract on Friday.
Insight: If the Yankees had picked up his option for next season he would have made $9.5 million. So Jeter, who played 17 games last season, is actually getting a raise? This could only happen in the Bronx.
Kevin Youkilis, 3B10/29/2013 7:56:00 PM
Description: Yankees corner infielder Kevin Youkilis claims to be healthy after missing most of the year with back problems. SOURCE: New York Daily News
Insight: It's what you'd expect him to say with free agency coming up. Youk's days of being a fantasy asset are well in the past.
Robinson Cano, 2B9/29/2013 1:06:00 PM
Description: New York second baseman Robinson Cano is sitting out the team's regular season finale Sunday against Houston.
Insight: It seems like a strange thing to say but it's possible Cano (.314, 27 HR, 107 RBI) has played his final game with the Yankees. The soon-to-be free agent is coveting an absurd $300 million for his next contract. David Adams is filling in at second base today at Minute Maid Park.
Alfonso Soriano, LF9/29/2013 10:52:00 AM
Description: Yankees left fielder Alfonso Soriano is 7-for-14 with three doubles and one homer in his career against Houston's Erik Bedard.
Insight: Soriano has hit .176 over his last six games but this matchup should help him have one last big game to end the season. The veteran has hit .256 with 17 homers and 50 RBI in 58 games since joining New York.
Andy Pettitte, SP9/28/2013 10:07:00 PM
Description: New York lefthander Andy Pettitte finished his career Saturday with a complete game win over Houston.
Insight: Pettitte (9 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 5 K's, 2 BB) evened his record to 11-11 for the season. The win snapped a five-start winless streak for Pettitte. His final record in 18 seasons is 255-153.
Mariano Rivera, RP9/28/2013 7:59:00 PM
Description: New York closer Mariano Rivera won't pitch again this season. SOURCE: Joel Sherman, New York Post
Insight: Rivera will finish his career with a record 652 saves in 1,115 career appearances. It's unknown who will replace Rivera at closer though David Robertson seems to be the most likely candidate.
Adam Warren, RP9/28/2013 9:48:00 AM
Description: Yankees pitcher Adam Warren threw five scoreless innings of two-hit baseball Friday night as Houston to earn his first big league victory as a starter.
Insight: Warren's other two wins came out of the bullpen. The 26-year-old has posted a 3.66 ERA in 305 innings with Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre over the last two seasons and went 3-2 with a 3.39 ERA in 77 innings with the Yankees in 2013. He could compete for a spot in the Yankees rotation next season with Andy Pettitte retiring, Phil Hughes leaving as a free agent and Hiroki Kuroda possibly joining him.
David Robertson, RP9/28/2013 9:46:00 AM
Description: Fantasy owners got a glimpse of the future as Yankees reliever David Robertson picked up a save Friday against the Astros.
Insight: With Mariano Rivera retiring after this season, Robertson will assume the closer role for the Yankees next season. While he has big shoes to fill, he should be able to post solid numbers and will be one of the top-10 closers off the board.
Mariano Rivera, RP9/26/2013 10:17:00 PM
Description: Yankees closer Mariano Rivera retired all four batters he faced Thursday in his final game at Yankee Stadium.
Insight: Teammates Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte came out to the mound to take the ball from him with two outs in the ninth inning. Rivera started to tear up and the crowd gave him a long standing ovation. The Yankees lost the game 4-0 but Rivera's memorable exit won't soon be forgotten. By all measures, he is the greatest closer to ever play the game.
Robinson Cano, 2B9/26/2013 9:06:00 PM
Description: Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano is asking for a ten-year, $305 million contract. SOURCE: Buster Olney, ESPN
Insight: That simply won't happen. Cano is probably going to be the top free agent on the market this winter but no player is worth that amount of money, especially at age 30. He'll be lucky to get half of that.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B9/26/2013 5:06:00 PM
Description: Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez will be in Houston for this weekend's series, his spokesman Ron Berkowitz confirmed.
Insight: The New York Daily News reported Thursday that the Yankees gave A-Rod permission to skip the three-game series to prepare for his arbitration hearing regarding his 211-game suspension, but Yankees GM Brian Cashman said the report was inaccurate.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B9/26/2013 3:47:00 PM
Description: Yankees GM Brian Cashman said a report that third baseman Alex Rodriguez asked to skip New York's final series of the year at Houston is "not accurate." SOURCE: Andy McCullough, Newark Star-Ledger
Insight: The New York Daily News reported Thursday that the Yankees gave A-Rod permission to skip the three-game series to prepare for his arbitration hearing regarding his 211-game suspension, but it appears he'll play.
Phil Hughes, SP9/24/2013 5:29:00 PM
Description: Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes will start Wednesday against the Rays.
Insight: New York planned to skip Hughes' start, but with CC Sabathia (hamstring) now out for the year Hughes is needed. Fantasy owners can ignore him.
CC Sabathia, SP9/23/2013 7:15:00 PM
Description: The Yankees will play the rest of the season without starter CC Sabathia. SOURCE: Andy McCullough, Newark Star-Ledger
Insight: The big lefty is dealing with a strained hamstring. He'll finish the 2013 campaign with a 4.78 ERA, his highest in 13 major league seasons.
Phil Hughes, SP9/22/2013 11:27:00 AM
Description: The Yankees are skipping Phil Hughes' next turn in the rotation. SOURCE: Mark Feinsand, New York Daily News
Insight: He was expected to pitch on Tuesday but now Hiroki Kuroda (11-12, 3.17 ERA) will move up a day and make the start. At this point, the Yankees have just a 4.5 percent chance of making the playoffs.
Alfonso Soriano, LF9/21/2013 9:20:00 PM
Description: Yankees left fielder Alfonso Soriano homered for the second straight game Saturday against the Giants.
Insight: The Yankee pinstripes have revitalized Soriano; he now has 17 homers and 50 RBI in 52 games with New York after hitting 17 with 51 in 93 games with the Cubs. His 34 homers this year are his most since he hit 46 in 2006.
Ivan Nova, SP9/21/2013 4:25:00 PM
Description: New York starter Ivan Nova recorded his second shutout of the season Saturday against San Francisco.
Insight: The victory snapped a three-start winless streak. Nova has produced a career-best 3.13 ERA in 22 games this season. His final start of the regular season will be Friday versus Houston.
Lyle Overbay, 1BCold9/21/2013 11:52:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Lyle Overbay will have the afternoon off Saturday against the Giants and it's a good thing because he's only a .100 lifetime hitter versus righthander Ryan Vogelsong.
Insight: Plus, he's in the midst of a 1-for-21 slump. Mark Reynolds (.219, 19 HR, 64 RBI) is getting the start in Overbay's place.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B9/20/2013 10:10:00 PM
Description: Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez hit his 24th career grand slam Friday against the Giants, breaking Lou Gehrig's all-time record.
Insight: Rodriguez entered Friday's game in a 1-for-21 slump. He's batting .261 with seven home runs, 18 RBI and an .822 OPS this season and has proven he'll still be a fantasy factor in 2014 if he's not suspended.
Andy Pettitte, SP9/20/2013 3:15:00 PM
Description: Yankees left-hander Andy Pettitte will retire at the end of the 2013 season.
Insight: Pettitte has the perfect schedule to go out on with his final home start on Sunday and what could be the final start of his career in his hometown of Houston. His numbers in 2013 have been pretty pedestrian (10-10, 3.93 ERA) but his overall body of work in 18 major league seasons is impressive (255-152, 3.86 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 2,437 strikeouts).
Alex Rodriguez, 3B9/18/2013 9:56:00 AM
Description: Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez will continue through Thursday to play in the DH role while dealing with his calf injury, according to Chris Toman of MLB.com.
Insight: Rodriguez, who has hit .275 with an .841 OPS, six homers and 14 RBI in 131 at-bats since returning from his injury, is struggling at the plate going just 1-for-14 over his last five games.
Andy Pettitte, SPHot9/17/2013 9:41:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Andy Pettitte threw his seventh straight quality start Tuesday against Toronto but New York failed to support him in a 2-0 loss.
Insight: Pettitte allowed only a solo homer to Colby Rasmus over 6 2/3 innings. He's 3-1 with a 2.01 ERA over his last seven starts.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B9/17/2013 5:14:00 PM
Description: Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (calf) is in the lineup Tuesday against the Blue Jays.
Insight: Rodriguez, who has hit .283 with an .865 OPS, six homers and 14 RBI in 127 at-bats since returning from his injury, left Sunday's game with tightness in his calf.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B9/17/2013 11:42:00 AM
Description: Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (hamstring) is questionable for Tuesday's game against Toronto, but if he plays he owns a good history against Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey.
Insight: Rodriguez has hit .283 with an .865 OPS, six homers and 14 RBI in 127 at-bats since returning from his injury.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B9/16/2013 11:59:00 AM
Description: Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (hamstring) is questionable for Tuesday's game against Toronto.
Insight: Rodriguez has hit .283 with an .865 OPS, six homers and 14 RBI in 127 at-bats since returning from his injury.
Robinson Cano, 2B9/15/2013 11:06:00 AM
Description: New York second baseman Robinson Cano has crushed Clay Buchholz in their previous meetings.
Insight: Cano is 12-for-29 (.414) with four doubles and a homer against Buchholz, who just returned from a three-month injury last week. Sunday could be a big day for Cano.
Alfonso Soriano, LF9/14/2013 8:36:00 PM
Description: New York left fielder Alfonso Soriano is day-to-day with a sprained thumb. SOURCE: Bryan Hoch, MLB.com
Insight: He was a late scratch from Saturday's starting lineup. Consider him doubtful for the series finale Sunday night at Fenway.
Robinson Cano, 2B9/13/2013 10:24:00 PM
Description: New York second baseman Robinson Cano collected four hits in Friday night's loss to Boston.
Insight: Three of the hits went for extra bases including an RBI double that tied the game in the seventh inning. He's on the verge of his second consecutive 30-HR season.
Brett Gardner, CF9/13/2013 5:54:00 PM
Description: New York center fielder Brett Gardner's availability for the rest of the season appears to be in doubt. SOURCE: Andy McCullough, Newark Star-Ledger
Insight: Gardner, who was diagnosed with a Grade 1 oblique strain on Friday, will be out "a while" according to manager Joe Girardi. Curtis Granderson (.250, 6 HR, 13 RBI) will have to fill in at center field while he's out.
Alfonso Soriano, LF9/13/2013 10:30:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Alfonso Soriano is just a .143 hitter (5-for-350 versus Boston starter John Lacket without a home run.
Insight: With two more RBI, he'll reach 100 for the second straight season. The outfielder has never had back-to-back 100-RBI seasons.
Brett Gardner, CF9/13/2013 9:50:00 AM
Description: Yankees center fielder Brett Gardner suffered a strained left oblique Thursday against the Orioles and is headed back to New York for an MRI.
Insight: That's obviously not what the Yankees wanted to hear. With only a handful of games left on the schedule, Gardner's season (.273, 8 HR, 52 RBI, 81 runs, 24 SB) might very well be over.
Brett Gardner, CF9/12/2013 10:02:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Brett Gardner suffered a strained left oblique Thursday against the Orioles. SOURCE: Daniel Barbarisi, Wall Street Journal
Insight: That's obviously not what the Yankees wanted to hear. With only a handful of games left on the schedule, Gardner's season might very well be over.
Brett Gardner, CF9/12/2013 9:24:00 PM
Description: New York center fielder Brett Gardner left Thursday's game against Baltimore with what is believed to be an oblique injury. SOURCE: Jack Curry, YES
Insight: He went 0-for-1 before exiting. Curtis Granderson replaced Gardner (.273, 8 HR, 52 RBI, 24 SB) in center field. Until we hear more, consider him day-to-day.
Phil Hughes, SPCold9/11/2013 10:51:00 PM
Description: Phil Hughes will start for the Yankees Thursday at Baltimore.
Insight: Hughes was replaced in the rotation with David Huff last week but Huff was shelled so the Yankees will turn back to Hughes. He actually has a 3.84 ERA on the road this season, compared to 6.13 at Yankee Stadium, but we wouldn't trust him at Camden Yards against the powerful O's.
Robinson Cano, 2BHot9/11/2013 10:46:00 PM
Description: Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano reached 100 RBI Wednesday night.
Insight: Cano went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI and is hitting .309 with 27 longballs. He had 33 homers last season but drove in just 94 runs and had to drive in 16 over his final 12 games to get there.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B9/11/2013 10:42:00 PM
Description: Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (hamstring) was in the lineup Wednesday and went 1-for-4 with a solo home run.
Insight: Rodriguez has hit .299 with an .896 OPS, six homers and 13 RBI in 117 at-bats since returning from his injury.
Derek Jeter, SS9/11/2013 6:26:00 PM
Description: New York shortstop Derek Jeter will miss the remainder of the season with soreness in his surgically repaired left ankle.
Insight: Jeter fractured his ankle in the 2012 ALCS and missed most of the season after doctors discovered another fracture in April. The 39-year-old will be a free agent at the end of the season. He hit .190 in 17 games and is still 684 hits away from 4,000.
Curtis Granderson, LFCold9/11/2013 10:28:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson is 6-for-14 (.429) with three home runs against Orioles starter Scott Feldman.
Insight: This is just going to end up being a lost season for Granderson, who is batting .243 with four homers and 11 RBI in 44 games. He's batting .091 this week so even a favorable matchup may not be enough to get him going.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B9/11/2013 9:38:00 AM
Description: Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez left Tuesday's game with a tight left hamstring, but could still DH on Wednesday, according to manager Joe Girardi.
Insight: Rodriguez has hit well since returning to the field 30 games ago. He's batting .294 with five homers, 11 RBI and an .861 OPS.
Boone Logan, RP9/11/2013 9:35:00 AM
Description: Yankees reliever Boon Logan has felt no improvement in his left elbow so the team sent his medical information to Dr. James Andrews.
Insight: Its never a good sign when Dr. Andrews is involved. Logan only has value in leagues which use the holds category.
Alfonso Soriano, LF9/10/2013 10:30:00 PM
Description: Alfonso Soriano has four multi-homer games since joining the Yankees and seven this season.
Insight: His latest came Tuesday at Baltimore to help the Yankees win, 7-5. Soriano now has 32 homers, the same number he had last season. With two more RBI, he'll reach 100 for the second straight season. The outfielder has never had back-to-back 100-RBI seasons.
Curtis Granderson, LFCold9/10/2013 11:28:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson is 1-for-11 (.091) with four strikeouts against Orioles starter Miguel Gonzalez.
Insight: This is just going to end up being a lost season for Granderson, who is batting .243 with four homers and 11 RBI in 43 games. He's batting just .095 this week - stay away, stay far away.
Derek Jeter, SS9/10/2013 10:40:00 AM
Description: New York shortstop Derek Jeter is out indefinitely after tweaking his ankle Saturday and is expected to miss Tuesday's game against Baltimore.
Insight: The Yankees refuse to admit that Jeter is done for the year but with only three weeks left on the schedule, it's hard to imagine a scenario where he'd return. Expect Eduardo Nunez to fill in at shortstop while Jeter is sidelined.
David Robertson, RP9/9/2013 9:04:00 PM
Description: Shoulder tendinitis could prevent Yankees reliever David Robertson from pitching this week against Baltimore. SOURCE: Yankees.com
Insight: His last appearance came Thursday against the Red Sox. Either Boone Logan or Joba Chamberlain will handle the setup duties while he's out.
Robinson Cano, 2BHot9/9/2013 12:28:00 PM
Description: Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano is hitting .500 in 22 at-bats with a pair of homers and a 1.360 OPS against Orioles starter Chris Tillman.
Insight: Cano is batting .326 since the All-Star break, though with less power than in the first half (five homers vs. 21). This favorable matchup should help.
Mariano Rivera, RPCold9/8/2013 5:44:00 PM
Description: Asked to complete a six-out save, New York closer Mariano Rivera ran out of gas Sunday against Boston.
Insight: He let up a game-tying homer to Will Middlebrooks in the top of the ninth inning. Luckily for fantasy owners, the Yankees won in the bottom of the inning to give Rivera his fifth win of the season. Rivera owns a 3.86 ERA in six games against the Red Sox in 2013.
Derek Jeter, SS9/8/2013 3:05:00 PM
Description: New York shortstop Derek Jeter is out indefinitely after tweaking his ankle Saturday against the Red Sox. SOURCE: Andrew Marchand, ESPN New York
Insight: The Yankees refuse to admit that Jeter is done for the year but with only three weeks left on the schedule, it's hard to imagine a scenario where he'd return. Expect Eduardo Nunez to fill in at shortstop while Jeter is sidelined.
Derek Jeter, SS9/8/2013 11:44:00 AM
Description: Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (ankle) is not in Sunday's lineup, but manager Joe Girardi said no consideration is being given to shutting the veteran down for the season, according to Jack Curry of the YES Network.
Insight: Jeter is dealing with soreness in his surgically repaired left ankle, but his CT scan came back negative. Girardi says the Yankees are hoping the ankle "calms down in a few days."
Robinson Cano, 2BHot9/8/2013 10:55:00 AM
Description: Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano is hitting .392 with four homers and a 1.035 OPS over his last 24 games.
Insight: Cano is just 14-for-62 (.226) with zero homers and 14 K against Boston starter Jon Lester, but fantasy owners should not even think about removing him from the lineup Sunday.
Brett Gardner, CFHot9/7/2013 8:06:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Brett Gardner has driven in nine runs in seven games this month.
Insight: Gardner went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, two RBI and three runs Saturday against the Red Sox. He's hitting .362 with seven doubles, two triples and 13 runs over his last 12 games.
Derek Jeter, SS9/7/2013 6:02:00 PM
Description: Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter left Saturday's game with soreness in his surgically repaired left ankle, but a CT scan came back negative, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.
Insight: The results are being sent to Dr. Robert Anderson, Jeter's surgeon in North Carolina, for a second opinion.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B9/7/2013 11:30:00 AM
Description: Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has faced Boston starter John Lackey 60 times and most of the time he comes away on the short end of the stick.
Insight: Rodriguez is a career .183 hitter with 26 strikeouts in those 60 at-bats, though he has also taken Lackey deep five times. A-Rod is batting .275 with an .809 OPS in 28 games this season. Latest update: Rodriguez is not in the starting lineup.
Alfonso Soriano, LF9/7/2013 10:52:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Alfonso Soriano is a career .152 hitter (5-for-33) against Boston right-hander John Lackey.
Insight: Soriano has returned to his normal production level after an amazing span just after being brought over to the Yankees, He's batting .234 over the past two weeks with an .834 OPS.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B9/7/2013 10:50:00 AM
Description: Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has faced Boston starter John Lackey 60 times and most of the time he comes away on the short end of the stick.
Insight: Rodriguez is a career .183 hitter with 26 strikeouts in those 60 at-bats, though he has also taken Lackey deep five times. A-Rod is batting .275 with an .809 OPS in 28 games this season.
Ichiro Suzuki, RF9/6/2013 7:03:00 PM
Description: New York right fielder Ichiro Suzuki has the night off Friday against Boston.
Insight: Ichiro (.267, 7 HR, 32 RBI, 19 SB) is having his least productive season as a big leaguer. The 39-year-old is 270 hits away from 3,000 for his career. Keep in mind, he didn't play his first MLB game until age 27.
Ichiro Suzuki, RF9/6/2013 1:06:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Ichiro Suzuki is just 2-for-13 (.154) against Boston lefty Felix Doubront.
Insight: Ichiro is a lifetime .320 hitter this level of futility is rare for the Yankees outfielder. Avoid him on Friday.
Curtis Granderson, LF9/6/2013 12:15:00 PM
Description: Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson is 2-for-13 (.154) with nine strikeouts against Boston left-hander Felix Doubront.
Insight: Granderson has just one multi-game hit in his last 20 contests and this unfavorable matchup isn't likely to help.
Mark Reynolds, DHCold9/5/2013 10:57:00 AM
Description: Yankees infielder Mark Reynolds is 3-for-20 (.150) with 11 strikeouts against Boston right-hander Jake Peavy.
Insight: Fantasy owners don't want any part of Reynolds on Thursday as he's just 1-for-11 over his last four games on top of his unfavorable matchup.
David Huff, SP9/4/2013 10:01:00 AM
Description: Yankees lefthander David Huff will start in place of Phil Hughes Saturday against the Red Sox.
Insight: Huff hasn't made a major league start since last October. He's pitched well out of the bullpen this season, collecting a 3.32 ERA in 26 2/3 innings. With that said, this isn't going to be an easy matchup for him. The Red Sox are 7-5 against New York this season with a .306 batting average.
Phil Hughes, SPCold9/3/2013 10:34:00 PM
Description: Yankees manager Joe Girardi has demoted Phil Hughes to the bullpen. Hughes is 0-4 with a 6.83 ERA over his last seven starts and 4-13 with a 4.86 ERA on the year.
Insight: The Yankees cannot afford to give games away at this point in the season. David Huff, who has gone 2-0 with a 0.60 ERA in 15 innings since being recalled in mid-August, will start Saturday against the Red Sox. He can be avoided in fantasy leagues. Hughes will be a free agent after the season and may have made his last start as a member of the Yankees.
Ichiro Suzuki, RF9/3/2013 12:40:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Ichiro Suzuki is just 2-for-11 (.182) against White Sox ace Chris Sale with four strikeouts.
Insight: Ichiro is a lifetime .320 hitter, who normally strikes out once every 10.68 plate appearances, so this is a rarity. Avoid him on Tuesday.
Derek Jeter, SS9/2/2013 7:36:00 PM
Description: Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter snapped out of a slump with two hits and two RBI Monday.
Insight: Jeter went 0-for-11 over his last three games and was 7-for-42 (.167) this season before Monday's game.
Robinson Cano, 2B8/31/2013 5:15:00 PM
Description: Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano doubled, homered and drove in two runs Saturday against the Orioles.
Insight: Cano has hit .448 with three homers and 16 RBI over his last 18 games and will go into September with a .309 average, 25 homers, 89 RBI and a .903 OPS. He was hitting .304 with 27 homers, 70 RBI and a .911 OPS through August last year before going off for a .347 average, six homers, 24 RBI and a .999 OPS in September.
Ivan Nova, SPHot8/31/2013 5:08:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova threw his first career shutout Saturday against the Orioles.
Insight: Nova allowed three hits, walked one and struck out five in a 104-pitch outing. The right-hander is 6-2 with a 2.06 ERA over his last 10 starts.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B8/31/2013 1:05:00 PM
Description: Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is not in the lineup Saturday against the Baltimore due to flu-like symptoms.
Insight: Rodriguez is hitting .280 with four homers and a .810 OPS in 22 games since returning from the DL.
Vernon Wells, LF8/31/2013 12:22:00 PM
Description: Yankees OF/1B Vernon Wells is a career .500 hitter (7-for-14) with a home run and a 1.683 OPS versus Orioles starter Scott Feldman.
Insight: Wells hasn't played since Tuesday and has only seen 17 plate appearances over the past two weeks, but has a favorable history against Feldman and if manager Joe Girardi puts him in the starting lineup, you should too. Update: Wells is not in the starting lineup.
Curtis Granderson, LFHot8/31/2013 10:15:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson is 5-for-11 (.455) with three homers and seven RBI in his career against Baltimore right-hander Scott Feldman.
Insight: Granderson had two hits in the series opener and now faces an extremely favorable matchup. make him a must start on Saturday.
Ichiro Suzuki, RF8/30/2013 10:34:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Ichiro Suzuki hit his first home run since the All-Star break Friday against the Orioles.
Insight: Ichiro went 2-for-3 with two RBI in the game but is hitting just 236 in August. He's a big name, but he shouldn't be owned in any fantasy leagues; he doesn't even steal that many bases anymore.
Alfonso Soriano, LFHot8/30/2013 10:32:00 PM
Description: Despite playing just 33 games with the Yankees, Alfonso Soriano is tied for second on the team with 13 home runs.
Insight: It says a little about New York's offense this season and a lot about how much of a monster Soriano has been since coming back to the Yankees. He went deep for the 29th time this season Friday against the Orioles.
CC Sabathia, SPCold8/30/2013 10:27:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter CC Sabathia, who gave up five earned over 5 2/3 innings Friday against the Orioles but managed to come away with a win, is 3-1 over his last four starts despite carrying a 6.17 ERA in that span.
Insight: New York has scored 8.25 runs per game in Sabathia's last four starts. The left-hander has had a disappointing season to say the least, going 12-11 with a 4.91 ERA.
Andy Pettitte, SPHot8/30/2013 4:53:00 PM
Description: The Yankees have swapped Phil Hughes and Andy Pettitte so Pettitte can start Sunday against the Orioles on regular rest. SOURCE: Andrew McCullough, Newark Star-Ledger
Insight: Pettitte is 3-0 with a 0.46 ERA over his last three starts. Hughes has been pushed back to Monday against the White Sox.
Phil Hughes, SPCold8/30/2013 4:49:00 PM
Description: Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes' next start has been pushed back to Monday against the White Sox.
Insight: It's a better matchup than Sunday against the Orioles, but it's hard to trust Hughes at this point, especially for starts at Yankee Stadium. He is 0-6 with a 5.64 ERA over his last nine starts and 1-9 with a 5.79 ERA at home this season.
Robinson Cano, 2B8/30/2013 4:05:00 PM
Description: Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano is back in the lineup Friday after missing Wednesday's game with a left hand contusion.
Insight: He's hitting third against the Orioles. The second baseman was hit by a pitch from J.A. Happ of the Blue Jays Tuesday and missed Wednesday's game.
Curtis Granderson, LF8/30/2013 10:55:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson is hitless in his career against Baltimore right-hander Miguel Gonzalez (0-for-9 with four strikeouts).
Insight: It's unusual for the left-handbaitter to struggle this much against a right-hander as Granderson has hit 51 points higher against righties than lefties (.277 vs. .226) for his career. Avoid this matchup.
Robinson Cano, 2B8/30/2013 10:30:00 AM
Description: New York second baseman Robinson Cano wasn't in the lineup Wednesday versus the Blue Jays, but with a day off Thursday, is hoping to return on Friday for an important series against Baltimore.
Insight: Wednesday was Cano's first absence of the season. He's day-to-day with a bruised hand. He's put together another solid season (.305, 24 HR, 85 RBI, .891 OPS).
Hiroki Kuroda, SPCold8/28/2013 10:54:00 PM
Description: New York starter Hiroki Kuroda lost for the third time in a row Wednesday against Toronto (5 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 5 ER).
Insight: Kuroda's slump has to be very troubling if you're a Yankees fan. If they can't count on Kuroda (0-3, 8.10 ERA in his last three starts), the only New York starter who's pitched with any kind of consistency this year, who can they count on? An aging CC Sabathia? Punching bag Phil Hughes? It's just been that kind of year for the Bronx Bombers.
Robinson Cano, 2B8/28/2013 7:11:00 PM
Description: New York second baseman Robinson Cano won't be in the lineup Wednesday versus the Blue Jays.
Insight: It's Cano's first absence of the season. He's day-to-day with a bruised hand. Utility man Mark Reynolds (.214, 17 HR, 53 RBI) will take over at second base.
Robinson Cano, 2B8/28/2013 9:39:00 AM
Description: AccoYankees second baseman Robinson Cano is doubtful for Wednesday's game against Toronto with a bruised left hand.
Insight: Cano left Tuesday's game against Toronto after he was hit on the left hand by J.A. Happ, the same pitcher who broke Curtis Granderson's forearm with an errant pitch during spring training. Cano is day-to-day with a contusion.
Andy Pettitte, SPHot8/27/2013 10:06:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Andy Pettitte has won three straight starts with a 0.46 ERA. He threw seven scoreless frames and allowed five hits against Toronto in his latest start.
Insight: Pettitte was miserable for most of the year -- after starting out 3-1 with a 2.22 ERA in his first four starts, he went 4-8 with a 5.33 ERA in his next 17 -- and looked to be on track for his first career losing season. However, with three straight wins he is 10-9 with a 4.05 ERA.
Alfonso Soriano, LFHot8/27/2013 9:59:00 PM
Description: With a pair of homers Tuesday, Yankees left fielder Alfonso Soriano reached 400 for his career.
Insight: Soriano has been a force since going from the Cubs to New York in late July. Over 30 games with the Yankees, Soriano is hitting .275 with 11 homers, 33 RBI, 23 runs and five steals. Overall, he now has 28 home runs and 84 RBI, with 21 of those homers and 54 of those RBI coming over his last 51 games. The Yankees picked him up just in time to see him reach 2,000 hits and 400 home runs.
Robinson Cano, 2B8/27/2013 9:26:00 PM
Description: According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano's X-rays came back negative.
Insight: Cano left Tuesday's game against Toronto after he was hit on the left hand by J.A. Happ, the same pitcher who broke Curtis Granderson's forearm with an errant pitch during spring training. Cano is day-to-day with a contusion.
Robinson Cano, 2B8/27/2013 7:35:00 PM
Description: Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano left Tuesday's game after being hit on the left hand by a pitch.
Insight: Cano was hit by J.A. Happ, the same pitcher who broke Curtis Granderson's forearm with an errant pitch during spring training. The Yankees should have updates on Cano's injury soon.
Mark Reynolds, DHCold8/27/2013 10:54:00 AM
Description: Yankees infielder Mark Reynolds has never gotten a hit off Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ in 11 career at-bats. He's struck out seven times.
Insight: Reynolds is batting .192 in nine games as a Yankee and it's likely to go lower if he faces this left-hander.
Derek Jeter, SS8/27/2013 10:52:00 AM
Description: Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is 4-for-8 with a pair of home runs against Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ.
Insight: Whether Jeter is ready to take advantage of this matchup is unknown, but he should have positive thoughts.
Derek Jeter, SS8/26/2013 6:37:00 PM
Description: Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is batting second tonight against the Blue Jays.
Insight: It's Jeter's first game in over three weeks. Monday he's facing R.A. Dickey, a pitcher he has struggled against in the past (2-for-13 with 5 K's)
Derek Jeter, SS8/26/2013 1:47:00 PM
Description: New York shortstop Derek Jeter has been activated from the 15-day disabled list and is expected to start Monday against Toronto.
Insight: Jeter, who strained his calf earlier this month, finished up a rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The Yankees captain has played just five games this season.
Mark Reynolds, DHCold8/26/2013 11:49:00 AM
Description: Yankees infielder Mark Reynolds has never gotten a hit off Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey in 12 career at-bats.
Insight: Reynolds is batting .192 in nine games as a Yankee and it's likely to go lower if he faces the knuckleballer.
Brett Gardner, CF8/25/2013 12:25:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Brett Gardner (hand) is back in the starting lineup Sunday.
Insight: Gardner was hit in the right hand Friday night against the Rays and sat out Saturday, but his X-rays came back negative and he was able to make a pinch-hit appearance.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B8/25/2013 12:22:00 PM
Description: Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is not in the lineup Sunday against the Rays.
Insight: Look for Yankees manager Joe Girardi to continue to try to get Rodriguez routine days off to keep the 38-year-old fresh. Rodriguez is hitting .262 with two homers and a .736 OPS in 17 games since returning from the DL.
Derek Jeter, SS8/24/2013 6:02:00 PM
Description: New York shortstop Derek Jeter will return to action Monday against the Blue Jays. SOURCE: Donnie Collins, Scranton Times-Tribune
Insight: Jeter, who strained his calf earlier this month, is finishing up a rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Eduardo Nunez will move into a reserve role when Jeter comes back.
Hiroki Kuroda, SPCold8/23/2013 10:32:00 PM
Description: Yankees righthander Hiroki Kuroda had another rough outing Friday against Tampa Bay.
Insight: The Rays pounded him for nine hits and seven runs in just six innings. Kuroda has now lost three out of four for the Bombers, compiling a 4.39 ERA over that stretch. He'll try to get back on track next time out against Toronto.
Jayson Nix, SS8/22/2013 7:01:00 PM
Description: New York manager Joe Girardi believes Jayson Nix, who suffered a broken hand on Wednesday, will miss the rest of the season. SOURCE: ESPN
Insight: The Yankees placed him on the 15-day disabled list earlier today. Nix was having a good month (.304 AVG in August) but he's only hitting .236 for the season. Eduardo Nunez will get most of the reps at shortstop while Nix and Derek Jeter are out.
Alfonso Soriano, LF8/21/2013 9:50:00 PM
Description: New York left fielder Alfonso Soriano broke a 2-2 tie Wednesday against Toronto with a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning.
Insight: Soriano went 0-for-13 over his previous three games following his absurd 15-for-22 stretch with five homers and 18 RBI. He has hit nine home runs in 24 games with the Yankees after blasting 17 in 93 with the Cubs.
Ichiro Suzuki, RF8/21/2013 9:47:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Ichiro Suzuki picked up his 4,000th professional hit Wednesday against Toronto.
Insight: He also passed Lou Gehrig on the all-time major league list with his 2,722nd hit.
Jayson Nix, SS8/21/2013 8:17:00 PM
Description: Yankees infielder Jayson Nix suffered a fractured left hand Wednesday against the Blue Jays when he was hit by a pitch.
Insight: Due to injuries to shortstop Derek Jeter and third baseman Alex Rodriguez, Nix has taken 267 at-bats this season and hit .236 with a .619 OPS.
Derek Jeter, SS8/21/2013 5:28:00 PM
Description: Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (calf) will begin a rehab assignment Thursday, according to Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger.
Insight: Jeter has been out since Aug. 2 due to a right calf strain, his second right leg strain since returning from his fractured left ankle on July 11. He has played just five games this season.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B8/21/2013 5:25:00 PM
Description: Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez will get a rest Wednesday against Toronto.
Insight: Rodriguez went 1-for-7 with a walk and five strikeouts during Tuesday's doubleheader. He's hitting .296 with two homers, six RBI and an .832 OPS in 62 plate appearances since returning from the DL.
Mark Reynolds, DH8/21/2013 11:10:00 AM
Description: Yankees infielder Mark Reynolds has never gotten a hit off Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey in 10 career at-bats.
Insight: Reynolds is batting .250 in four games as a Yankee, but it is inevitable that he'll return to his "normal" production level, particularly if he faces the knuckleballer.
Phil Hughes, SPCold8/20/2013 10:20:00 PM
Description: Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes had his best start since early July Tuesday against the Blue Jays.
Insight: He threw six innings, struck out six and allowed two runs on seven hits in a no decision. Hughes came in with a 6.09 ERA over his last seven starts and is 4-12 with a 4.88 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP this season. He has been especially bad at Yankee Stadium, the site of Tuesday's game, going 1-9 with a 5.79 ERA there.
Robinson Cano, 2B8/20/2013 10:17:00 PM
Description: Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano went 4-for-4 in Game 1 of New York's doubleheader against Toronto Tuesday, and 2-for-4 in the nightcap.
Insight: Cano doubled, homered and drove in five runs total during the two games. He's hitting a ridiculous .576 with eight RBI over his last seven games and .308 on the year. However, he has hit just two home runs since the All-Star break.
Vernon Wells, LF8/20/2013 11:30:00 AM
Description: Yankees OF/1B Vernon Wells is a career .453 hitter (24-for-53) with three home runs versus Blue Jays lefty mark Buehrle, who will pitch the second game of the doubleheader.
Insight: Wells is batting .245 this season with 11 HR and 42 RBI, but most of the damage was done in April. August has started out nicely, he's batting .360 in nine games, and should be started in this favorable matchup.
Robinson Cano, 2B8/20/2013 11:30:00 AM
Description: Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano is 8-for-23 with three homers and 10 RBI versus Blue Jays lefty Mark Buehrle, who will pitch the second game of the doubleheader.
Insight: A hot last two weeks has pushed Cano's batting average back over the .300 mark and this nightcap matchup should keep it headed upward.
Eduardo Nunez, SS8/20/2013 10:56:00 AM
Description: New York Yankees infielder Eduardo Nunez is not in the starting lineup for Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against Toronto after injuring a hamstring on Sunday night.
Insight: Nunez, who missed two months with an oblique issue, is not expected to need another trip to the DL. Jayson Nix (.230, 2 HR, 22 RBI, 29 runs, 12 SB in 261 at-bats) will start at shortstop in the opener, but doesn't hold much fantasy value.
Hiroki Kuroda, SP8/17/2013 8:40:00 PM
Description: New York starter Hiroki Kuroda struggled in Saturday's loss to the Red Sox (5 2/3 IP, 11 H, 5 R, 3 ER).
Insight: Saturday was the first time Kuroda (11-8, 2.41 ERA) has allowed four runs or more since June 30th. Boston has a pretty formidable lineup so we wouldn't hold it against him. Expect Kuroda to be better next time out against the Blue Jays.
Alfonso Soriano, LFHot8/17/2013 9:45:00 AM
Description: New York left fielder Alfonso Soriano continued his incredible hot streak with three more hits Friday against Boston, but he'll be tested by his past history on Saturday.
Insight: Soriano, who is batting .320 with eight homers and a 1.021 since coming to New York, is just 3-for-30 (.100) in his career against John Lackey.
Mark Reynolds, DH8/17/2013 9:40:00 AM
Description: Yankees newly acquired infielder Mark Reynolds homered in his first game wearing pinstripes, but is just 2-for-11 with eight strikeouts against Boston's Saturday starting pitcher John Lackey.
Insight: Could the Yankees' uniform have the same influence on Reynolds that it's had with Alfonso Soriano? Keep in mind that Reynolds is batting just .218 this season with a .691 OPS in 340 at-bats.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B8/17/2013 9:35:00 AM
Description: Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has struck out almost half the 58 times he's faced Boston starter John Lackey (25 times).
Insight: Rodriguez owns a .190 career batting average versus Lackey, though five of the hits have left the yard. He's batting .300 in the 10 games since his return from injury.
Curtis Granderson, LF8/16/2013 7:30:00 PM
Description: With left-hander Felix Doubront on the mound, Yankees manager Joe Girardi rested Curtis Granderson Friday night. Granderson is 2-for-13 with nine K against Doubront.
Insight: Granderson is 9-for-17 with two doubles, a homer, two RBI and four walks over his last five games, so fantasy owners will be happy to have him back in the lineup Saturday.
Robinson Cano, 2B8/16/2013 10:28:00 AM
Description: Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano is 1-for-16 with four walks and five strikeouts against Boston starrter Felix Doubront.
Insight: Cano has been hot over the past six games, but this matchup may be too much to overcome. The other problem from Cano of late is a lack of power with just five extra base hits (four doubles and a home run) in his last 102 plate appearances.
Curtis Granderson, LF8/16/2013 10:25:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson has struck out nine of the 14 times he's faced Boston left-hander Felix Doubront.
Insight: Granderson hasn't busted out yet in the power department -- he has three homers in 70 at-bats -- but he is batting .450 over the past six games. This matchup, however, is decidedly unfavorable.
Alfonso Soriano, LFHot8/15/2013 9:47:00 PM
Description: New York left fielder Alfonso Soriano continued his incredible hot streak with four more hits Thursday against the Angels.
Insight: This time it came in a losing effort. Soriano went 10-for-14 in the series with four homers and 14 RBI. He's now hitting .296 in 18 games since joining the Yankees.
Mark Reynolds, DH8/15/2013 8:43:00 PM
Description: According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, power-hitting first baseman Mark Reynolds has signed on to play for the Yankees.
Insight: Well that didn't take long. We knew Reynolds' power would attract someone sooner or later. It's unknown what his role will be in the Bronx. Fantasy owners should be aware that Reynolds is hitting just .185 since the All-Star break.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B8/15/2013 10:16:00 AM
Description: In 19 at-bats against Angels starter C.J. Wilson, Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has picked up just one hit.
Insight: Rodriguez is 8-for-31 (.258) with two doubles and one homer in eight games since returning from the disabled list. He shouldn't be in any lineups Thursday.
Ichiro Suzuki, RF8/15/2013 10:11:00 AM
Description: Yankees right fielder Ichiro Suzuki is just 9-for-46 with 12 strikeouts and one RBI in his career against Angels starter C.J. Wilson.
Insight: While the Yankees have Alfonso Soriano, Brett Gardner and Curtis Granderson locked in as starters, Ichiro is still getting everyday at-bats because manager Joe Girardi has been using the DH to get one of those four players a half day off. However, he doesn't have much fantasy value on a normal day and is unlikely to do anything if he's in the lineup Thursday against Wilson.
Curtis Granderson, LFHot8/14/2013 10:12:00 PM
Description: Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson is 8-for-14 with two doubles, a homer, two RBI, two walks and five runs over his last four games.
Insight: Granderson hasn't busted out yet in the power department -- he has three homers in 67 at-bats -- but his bat has awakened the last few games.
Ivan Nova, SPHot8/14/2013 10:04:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova has fired at least seven innings and allowed three runs or less in each of his last seven starts.
Insight: Nova gave up three runs on 10 hits, struck out six and didn't walk a batter over seven frames Wednesday in a win over the Angels. He has a 1.90 ERA over 52 innings since rejoining the rotation in early July.
Robinson Cano, 2B8/14/2013 9:59:00 PM
Description: After going 13-for-68 (.191) with one homer and four RBI from July 22 to Aug. 12, Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano has gone 6-for-7 with three RBI over his last two games.
Insight: Cano went 4-for-4 with one RBI and two runs scored Wednesday against the Angels. All four of the hits were singles, however. Cano has just five extra-base hits in 96 plate appearances since the All-Star break.
Alfonso Soriano, LFHot8/14/2013 9:55:00 PM
Description: One night after going 3-for-6 with two homers and six RBI, Yankees left fielder Alfonso Soriano topped himself by hitting two more homers and driving in seven as part of a 3-for-3 performance.
Insight: It's safe to say the Angels have seen enough of Soriano after he has clobbered them these last two games. Soriano is hitting .258 with seven homers and 21 RBI in 17 games since rejoining New York.
Curtis Granderson, LFHot8/14/2013 9:52:00 AM
Description: New York outfielder Curtis Granderson is a career .360 hitter (9-for-25) with five home runs and a 1.367 OPS versus Angels right-hander Jered Weaver.
Insight: Granderson is 5-for-8 in the first two games of the series against the Angels and now faces an extremely favorable matchup. Make sure he's in your lineup on Wednesday.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B8/14/2013 9:50:00 AM
Description: Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is 8-for-24 (.333) with five homers and a 1.448 OPS versus Angels right-hander Jered Weaver.
Insight: Rodriguez has hit safely in six of the seven games he's played, but has just two extra base hits in 30 plate appearances. That might change on Wednesday in thei favorable matchup.
Vernon Wells, LF8/13/2013 11:11:00 PM
Description: Yankees left fielder Vernon Wells' home run Tuesday against the Angels was his first since May 15.
Insight: In 64 consecutive homerless games since his last longball, Wells batted .199 with nine extra-base hits, 16 RBI, 10 walks, 40 strikeouts and a .476 OPS.
Alfonso Soriano, LF8/13/2013 11:08:00 PM
Description: Yankees left fielder Alfonso Soriano went 3-for-6 with two homers, six RBI and three runs scored Tuesday against the Angels.
Insight: In 16 games since rejoining New York, Soriano is hitting just .222 with 21 K, but he has hit five homers and driven in 14 runs in that span.
CC Sabathia, SPCold8/13/2013 10:56:00 PM
Description: New York starter CC Sabathia threw a quality start by definition Tuesday against the Angels, but it wasn't exactly his best work.
Insight: Sabathia allowed two earned runs (three total) on three hits but walked six over six innings. The left-hander has a 4.66 ERA and has allowed a career-high 26 homers in 166 innings this season.
Derek Jeter, SS8/13/2013 9:29:00 PM
Description: Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (calf) took batting practice on the field Tuesday for the first time since going on the disabled list with a right calf strain on Aug. 3, according to MLB.com.
Insight: Jeter also took ground balls at shortstop and did some light running on the field. He made it clear his timetable is entirely up to the Yankees. "It's a day-to-day thing," Jeter said. "They told me I'm taking BP, so I'm taking BP. Tomorrow, I don't know. I know I'm going to Tampa on Thursday. That's all I know." He said he doesn't know if he'll have to play rehab games before returning. "I always think I can just jump back in. I did last time," Jeter said. "If they want me to go play somewhere, I'll go play somewhere. It's entirely up to them. I'm not really in a power position to negotiate. That's all I can say."
Brett Gardner, CF8/13/2013 4:59:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Brett Gardner is getting a night off Tuesday against the Angels.
Insight: Gardner, who is hitting .273 with eight homers, 39 RBI, 61 runs and 20 steals this season, should be back in the lineup Wednesday.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B8/13/2013 10:32:00 AM
Description: Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is hitless in eight tries against Angels left-hander Jason Vargas.
Insight: Rodriguez has hit safely in five of the six games he's played, but has just one extra base hit in 25 plate appearances. This unfavorable matchup isn't likely to help.
Robinson Cano, 2B8/13/2013 10:28:00 AM
Description: Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano is 8-for-18 (.444) against Angels starter Jason Vargas.
Insight: Like the rest of his teammates, Cano has forgotten how to hit the ball out of the park. After hitting seven homers in April and again in May, Cano has hit just eight from June 1 through August 12 (63 games). We'd like to think this matchup will help, but six of his eight hits off Vargas were singles and the other two were doubles.
Hiroki Kuroda, SPHot8/12/2013 10:02:00 PM
Description: Yankees ace Hiroki Kuroda threw all zeros Monday against the Angels.
Insight: Another outstanding performance from the Yankees' new go-to guy. Kuroda is 4-1 with a 0.94 ERA in his last seven contests. He's in the Cy Young conversation along with Max Scherzer, Bartolo Colon, Yu Darvish and Felix Hernandez.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B8/12/2013 8:13:00 PM
Description: The Yankees have fined third baseman Alex Rodriguez more than $150,000 for seeking a second opinion on his injured quad without the team's permission. SOURCE: Wallace Matthews, ESPN
Insight: Rodriguez was also fined for not showing up to a rehab game last month. Right now, A-Rod is appealing his 211-game PED suspension.
Kevin Youkilis, 3B8/12/2013 7:54:00 PM
Description: According to the New York Daily News, Yankees corner infielder Kevin Youkilis is still holding out hope that he can return before the end of the season.
Insight: Youkilis has been out since June after undergoing back surgery. The original timetable given for a return was 10-to-12 weeks but Youkilis admitted "it's different for everybody." We haven't heard anything about Youk beginning a rehab assignment and at this point he's a longshot to return before the close of the 2013 campaign.
Curtis Granderson, LF8/12/2013 10:20:00 AM
Description: New York outfielder Curtis Granderson has only faced Angels right-hander Garrett Richards three times, but he's blasted two homers and knocked in four runs.
Insight: Granderson hasn't done much since returning from his second trip to the disabled list, batting .179 with a .647 OPS in 36 plate appearances, but this is a favorable matchup.
Brett Gardner, CF8/11/2013 5:35:00 PM
Description: Brett Gardner sent the Yankees home with a victory Sunday against Detroit.
Insight: Gardner's walkoff homer gave New York a 5-4 win in the series finale. The home run, Gardner's eighth of the year, was his only hit of the game.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B8/11/2013 5:26:00 PM
Description: Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez blasted his first home run of the season Sunday against the Tigers.
Insight: It was a solo shot off Justin Verlander. Rodriguez has recorded hits in four out of five games since returning from the disabled list.
Mariano Rivera, RPCold8/11/2013 4:31:00 PM
Description: Yankees closer Mariano Rivera blew a third straight save chance for the first time in his career Sunday against the Tigers.
Insight: Miguel Cabrera took him deep for the second time in the series and then Victor Martinez hit one out to tie the game. However, the Yankees won it in the bottom of the ninth to get Rivera his third win of the season. Rivera had allowed two home runs all season prior to Friday, but he has allowed three in his last two appearances.
Phil Hughes, SPCold8/10/2013 6:59:00 PM
Description: Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes has allowed 14 earned runs on 22 hits in 11 innings over his last three starts.
Insight: The longball continues to be a major issue for the right-hander. He served up two more Saturday against the Tigers and has allowed 22 in 119 innings (1.66 HR/9).
Alex Rodriguez, 3B8/8/2013 10:24:00 AM
Description: New York third baseman Alex Rodriguez has officially begun appealing his 211-game PED suspension. SOURCE: Associated Press
Insight: The move was expected so this is really just a formality. Rodriguez has gone 3-for-11 since returning from the disabled list on Monday.
Mariano Rivera, RP8/8/2013 9:59:00 AM
Description: Yankees closer Mariano Rivera blew just his third save of the season Wednesday against the White Sox.
Insight: Adam Dunn got to him for an RBI single with two outs in the ninth. The run was the first he's allowed since the All-Star break so fantasy owners have no reason to be concerned. The Yankees have lost four straight and are now just one game above .500. They need a lot of good things to happen if they hope to make it back to the postseason.
CC Sabathia, SPCold8/8/2013 9:44:00 AM
Description: While it wasn't as bad as some of his previous outings, New York starter CC Sabathia still didn't look like himself Wednesday in a no-decision against the White Sox.
Insight: Sabathia started off strong (opened with four scoreless innings) but the wheels began to fall off later in the game as the White Sox got to him for one run in the fifth and two more in the seventh. The lefthander is in the middle of the worst slump of his career with an 0-4 record in his last six starts (7.00 ERA over that span).
Michael Pineda, SP8/6/2013 5:19:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda's tests on his right shoulder came back clean, according to Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger.
Insight: Pineda will be shut down for 7-10 days. The right-hander had surgery on the same shoulder last year and hasn't pitched in the big leagues since his rookie year in 2011. At this point, the Yankees trade of Pineda for Jesus Montero and Hector Noesi with the Mariners hasn't worked out for either team.
David Phelps, SP8/6/2013 5:17:00 PM
Description: New York starter David Phelps has a new elbow strain and will be shut down for two weeks, according to Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger.
Insight: Phelps has been out since July 5 due to a right forearm strain. He's questionable to make it back this season, and even if he does his rotation spot has been taken by Ivan Nova.
Andy Pettitte, SP8/5/2013 10:48:00 PM
Description: New York starter Andy Pettitte was rocked Monday night against the White Sox.
Insight: Pettitte (7-8, 4.71 ERA) surrendered 11 hits and seven earned runs before finally getting the hook with two outs in the third inning. Monday was Pettitte's shortest outing since July 18, 2010.
Vernon Wells, LF8/5/2013 6:55:00 PM
Description: Vernon Wells will get the start at first base Monday against the White Sox.
Insight: In 15 years in the league, Wells has never played a game at first base. This should be interesting.
Derek Jeter, SS8/5/2013 6:53:00 PM
Description: Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has been placed on the disabled list.
Insight: He's dealing with a mild calf strain. Alex Rodriguez will take Jeter's place on the team's active roster.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B8/5/2013 6:51:00 PM
Description: Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has been activated from the disabled list.
Insight: He'll start at third base and hit cleanup tonight against Chicago. A-Rod was suspended 211 games for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal on Monday but the appeals process could last the rest of the season. In the short term, he might be a decent pickup if you're looking for help at third base.
Derek Jeter, SS8/5/2013 12:07:00 PM
Description: New York shortstop Derek Jeter has been diagnosed with a mild calf strain and is expected to miss Monday's game against the Chicago White Sox.
Insight: At least it's not something more serious. His season to date consists of five games and 19 official at-bats.
Derek Jeter, SS8/4/2013 10:50:00 PM
Description: New York shortstop Derek Jeter has been diagnosed with a mild calf strain. SOURCE: Andy McCullough, Newark Star-Ledger
Insight: At least it's not something more serious. Still, we'd be surprised if he played Monday against the White Sox.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B8/4/2013 8:59:00 PM
Description: Commissioner Bud Selig is unlikely to invoke the "best interests" clause when he suspends Alex Rodriguez on Monday. SOURCE: Joel Sherman, New York Post
Insight: This means that A-Rod will be allowed to appeal his suspension instead of being suspended immediately. Jon Heyman from CBS Sports notes that if Rodriguez loses his appeal, his 214-game suspension could spill over into the 2015 season. Rodriguez has finished his rehab assignment with Double-A Trenton and expects to make his season debut Monday versus the White Sox.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B8/4/2013 4:13:00 PM
Description: According to ESPN, Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is expected to be suspended for the remainder of the 2013 season and also all of the 2014 campaign. All Biogenesis suspensions will be handed out on Monday.
Insight: The ban would essentially end A-Rod's career. A suspension of this length (214 games) is unprecedented in Major League Baseball. Rodriguez plans to appeal the ruling and could make his season debut Monday versus the White Sox. As New York Post columnist Joel Sherman joked, only A-Rod could "be banished and make his debut in the same day."
Derek Jeter, SS8/4/2013 4:05:00 PM
Description: Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter underwent an MRI on his injured calf. SOURCE: Andy McCullough, Newark Star-Ledger
Insight: The results should give us an indication of how much time Jeter can be expected to miss. Injuries have limited the 13-time All-Star to just five games this season.
Michael Pineda, SP8/4/2013 2:43:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda (shoulder) left his most recent start at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre with right shoulder stiffness, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.
Insight: Pineda had surgery on the shoulder so this is a huge red flag. He's headed to New York to be examined.
Curtis Granderson, LF8/4/2013 1:53:00 PM
Description: New York outfielder Curtis Granderson will play in his third consecutive game on Sunday. It's good to see him playing everyday.
Insight: Granderson got his first hits and first home run since returning to the lineup on Friday. He's played just 10 games so far this season, but should be out there every day as long as he can stay healthy.
Alfonso Soriano, LF8/4/2013 10:05:00 AM
Description: Yankees left fielder Alfonso Soriano is a career .462 hitter (6-for-13) with three home runs and seven RBI against Padres newly acquired starter Ian Kennedy.
Insight: Soriano is 7-for-26 (.269) since arriving in New York, but has 18 homers between the Cubs and Yankees this season.
Derek Jeter, SS8/4/2013 9:18:00 AM
Description: New York shortstop Derek Jeter will miss Sunday's game versus the Padres because of a calf injury.
Insight: It's looking more and more like this will be a "lost" year for Jeter, who has played just five games all season. Fantasy owners who jumped on the bandwagon after he posted 216 hits last year have fallen victim to father time - 39-year-olds just don't heal quickly.
Derek Jeter, SS8/3/2013 5:49:00 PM
Description: Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter will take the next two days off with a calf problem, according to Andy McCullough of the Star Ledger.
Insight: It's looking more and more like this will be a "lost" year for Jeter, who has played just five games all season.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B8/2/2013 8:18:00 PM
Description: Ken Davidoff of the New York Post is hearing that the Biogenesis suspensions will be handed out on Monday. All players negotiating deals with the league have until 6 p.m. Sunday night to settle their cases.
Insight: The suspensions may have been handed out earlier if Alex Rodriguez hadn't delayed the process by refusing to reach a settlement on the terms of his suspension. He doesn't have much of a leg to stand on and it sounds like he'll be facing a season-long ban at minimum. Rodriguez is expected to make his season debut on Sunday or Monday but obviously the Biogenesis rulings could change that.
Curtis Granderson, LF8/2/2013 7:07:00 PM
Description: New York outfielder Curtis Granderson is back in the lineup after missing more than two months with a broken pinkie. SOURCE: YES Network
Insight: Granderson will play left field and bat fifth. His return creates a bit of a logjam in the Yankees' outfield with four players (Granderson, Brett Gardner, Alfonso Soriano and Ichiro Suzuki) vying for three spots. As long as he stays healthy, Granderson should be in the lineup most days.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B8/1/2013 7:09:00 PM
Description: Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (quad) will play rehab games with Double-A Trenton Friday and Saturday, according to Erik Boland of Newsday.
Insight: Rodriguez is rehabbing from a quad strain he suffered during his rehab assignment for hip surgery. Meanwhile, he has a suspension coming from Major League Baseball and might never play another professional game if he's suspended through 2014.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B8/1/2013 11:13:00 AM
Description: Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez said last week that he would appeal his Biogenesis suspension but now it appears he's working with Major League Baseball on a settlement similar to the one Ryan Braun worked out with the league earlier this month. SOURCE: T.J. Quinn, ESPN's Outside the Lines
Insight: The league was threatening Rodriguez with a lifetime ban if he didn't accept his suspension. We're expected to hear a ruling later in the week. Meanwhile, the 14-time All-Star is set to begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Trenton on Friday.
Hiroki Kuroda, SPHot8/1/2013 10:20:00 AM
Description: New York starter Hiroki Kuroda lowered his ERA to 2.38 after hurling seven shutout innings Wednesday against the Dodgers.
Insight: Kuroda is pitching out of his mind right now. In five July starts, he allowed just two runs in 33 innings. Many questioned the Yankees for re-signing Kuroda because of his age (he turned 38 in February) but now it's looking like the best deal of the 2013 offseason.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B7/31/2013 7:47:00 PM
Description: New York third baseman Alex Rodriguez is hoping to begin a rehab assignment on Friday. Rodriguez was close to returning to the big leagues earlier this month but a quad injury pushed back his recovery time. SOURCE: ESPN New York
Insight: The Yankees haven't decided where he'll be doing his rehab though Scranton and Trenton are both possibilities. Rodriguez is expected to receive a lengthy suspension for his role in the Biogenesis scandal later this week. If Rodriguez appeals the suspension instead of negotiating a settlement, he could be facing a lifetime ban.
Curtis Granderson, LF7/31/2013 4:57:00 PM
Description: Yankees GM Brian Cashman said the team is planning to activate left fielder Curtis Granderson (hand) Friday at San Diego.
Insight: New York didn't make any moves at the trade deadline after acquiring Alfonso Soriano Friday, but getting Derek Jeter back last week and Granderson back Friday should help immensely. Granderson has played just eight games this season after breaking his forearm in spring training and his pinky on May 24. Both injuries happened when he was hit by a pitch.
Alfonso Soriano, LF7/31/2013 10:30:00 AM
Description: Yankees left fielder Alfonso Soriano just left the National League, but he'll get to face Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw Wednesday in an interleague matchup.
Insight: Soriano is 4-for-11 (.364) with a double and two homers off the left-hander. He's batting .294 with one homer in four games since returning to New York in a trade with the Cubs.
Derek Jeter, SS7/28/2013 8:30:00 PM
Description: Yankees captain Derek Jeter returned to the lineup Sunday, played shortstop for the first time since suffering a fractured ankle last October and went 2-for-4 with a solo homer.
Insight: Jeter also took a walk in the game, which was just his second of the season. He suffered a quad strain in his 2013 season debut on July 11.
Ichiro Suzuki, RF7/28/2013 8:26:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Ichiro Suzuki picked up four singles in four at-bats Sunday to raise his average to .279.
Insight: Ichiro used to pick up four-hit games routinely, but he's not that player anymore. He hadn't collected multiple hits in his last nine games prior to Sunday.
Alfonso Soriano, LF7/28/2013 8:21:00 PM
Description: Yankees left fielder Alfonso Soriano went 0-for-8 in his first two games with the Yankees and 0-for-15 in his previous four games before going 4-for-5 with a homer and three RBI Sunday against the Rays.
Insight: Soriano even drove in the winning run with a walk-off single. He has slammed nine home runs in the month of July.
Curtis Granderson, LF7/28/2013 12:49:00 PM
Description: Yankees left fielder Curtis Granderson is close to returning from the disabled list. He's missed the last two months with a broken pinkie. SOURCE: Daniel Barbisi, Wall Street Journal
Insight: Manager Joe Girardi thinks Granderson could be back before the end of the week. New York's offense has been pathetic lately so having Granderson healthy again will be huge.
Derek Jeter, SS7/28/2013 12:05:00 PM
Description: Unlike his teammate Vernon Wells, Derek Jeter has great numbers versus Matt Moore.
Insight: Jeter owns a .455 average against Moore in 11 at bats. Sunday will be Jeter's first game in over two weeks.
Vernon Wells, LF7/28/2013 12:02:00 PM
Description: We wouldn't recommend starting Vernon Wells Sunday versus Tampa Bay. He's only had one hit in 15 at bats against lefty Matt Moore.
Insight: Wells is actually hitting .305 this month but that's not likely to increase Sunday with Moore throwing for the Rays. Wells is getting the start at DH and will hit fifth behind Alfonso Soriano.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B7/28/2013 11:39:00 AM
Description: According to the New York Post, MLB is expected to hand out Biogenesis suspensions sometime this week.
Insight: The report states that Rodriguez is in danger of being suspended for the remainder of the 2013 season and also all of the 2014 campaign. Rodriguez has said that he will appeal any suspension he's given. He's still rehabbing a quad injury and probably won't be back in the big leagues until mid-August.
Jayson Nix, SS7/28/2013 11:05:00 AM
Description: Yankees infielder Jayson Nix, out since the beginning of the month with a strained hamstring, is slated to return Tuesday against the Dodgers. SOURCE: Sweeny Murti, WFAN
Insight: Now that Derek Jeter is back in the lineup, we're not sure what Nix's role will be. Third base seems like a logical spot for Nix now that Alex Rodriguez's rehab is being delayed. Nix has played every infield position this season except for first base. Last year he even got a few starts in left field, though that position will likely be occupied by Alfonso Soriano for the forseeable future.
Derek Jeter, SS7/28/2013 10:31:00 AM
Description: Derek Jeter will play shortstop and bat second Sunday versus Tampa Bay. Jeter has been out since July 11th with a strained quad.
Insight: Sunday will be Jeter's first appearance at shortstop since last year's playoffs. Yankees shortstops have hit a combined .215 in 2013. Only the Mariners (.198 AVG) and Mets (.212) have gotten less production out of the shortstop position this season.
Robinson Cano, 2B7/28/2013 10:00:00 AM
Description: If the Yankees haven't hit rock bottom, they're getting awful close. The Bombers have now gone 308 second half at bats without a home run.
Insight: Even more puzzling is the fact that the Yankees, the team with the most homers in baseball from 2011 to 2012, have received just one home run from a righthanded hitter since June 5th. Even with A-Rod on the comeback trail and Derek Jeter slated to return on Sunday, the Yankees (3-6 since the All-Star break) and their anemic offense are longshots to make the postseason.
Derek Jeter, SS7/27/2013 4:17:00 PM
Description: Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that shortstop Derek Jeter (quad) will play Sunday as long as he's okay when he gets to Yankee Stadium, according to Jack Curry of the YES Network.
Insight: Jeter suffered a Grade 1 quad strain in his 2013 debut after missing the entire season with a fractured ankle. He played a simulated game Saturday to test out the quad, and it appears everything went well.
Ivan Nova, SPHot7/27/2013 4:03:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova was the tough-luck loser Saturday against the Rays.
Insight: Nova struck out eight and allowed just one run in seven innings, but Chris Archer threw a two-hit shutout on the other side. Nova is 2-2 since rejoining the rotation on July 5, but he has a 2.03 ERA and a 29/9 K/BB in 31 innings during that timeframe.
Derek Jeter, SS7/27/2013 1:00:00 PM
Description: Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (quad) could be back Sunday if all goes well with his simulated game Saturday.
Insight: Jeter suffered a Grade 1 quad strain in his 2013 debut after missing the entire season with a fractured ankle. Saturday is the first day he's eligible to come off the disabled list, but the team will have him test his quad first.
Alfonso Soriano, LFCold7/26/2013 7:01:00 PM
Description: Alfonso Soriano is playing left field and batting cleanup Friday against Tampa Bay.
Insight: Soriano was traded to the Yankees earlier in the day. He's had a tough go of it since the All-Star break, hitting just .158 in 19 at bats. A matchup with the red-hot Rays (winners of 19 out of 22) probably won't help him break out of his slump.
Alfonso Soriano, LFCold7/26/2013 4:08:00 PM
Description: The Yankees' deal for Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano is done, according to ESPN.
Insight: Chicago will absorb $17.7 million of the estimated $24.5 million remaining on Soriano's contract, which runs until the end of 2014. The trade will return Soriano to the team he played for the first five seasons of his career.
Robinson Cano, 2B7/26/2013 9:59:00 AM
Description: Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano has picked up five hits in 15 at-bats (.333) against Rays starter Jeremy Hellickson, with four of those going for extra bases.
Insight: Cano has hit two homers off Hellickson. After hitting safely in 12 straight games, Cano has gone 3-for-16 over his last four, but he's in line for a strong performance Friday.
Hiroki Kuroda, SP7/25/2013 7:39:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda pitched the Yankees to a series split with the Texas Rangers Thursday.
Insight: Kuroda twirled a gem, throwing seven scoreless innings to lower his ERA to 2.51, a mark that is second in the American League.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B7/25/2013 5:07:00 PM
Description: According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez had his quad examined by a team doctor Thursday, and GM Brian Cashman said A-Rod will be limited to light conditioning and won't play rehab games until early August.
Insight: Meanwhile, after Rodriguez had his personal doctor declare his quad 100 percent healthy on WFAN Wednesday, the third baseman released a statement Thursday that he is "excited and ready to play" as soon as Friday. The Yankees plan to discipline Rodriguez for seeking a second opinion on his quad without getting permission, and the third baseman is also waiting for MLB to assess his punishment for the Biogenesis case. This entire situation is surreal.
Derek Jeter, SS7/25/2013 1:36:00 PM
Description: Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (quad) ran the bases on Thursday and could be on pace for a Saturday return.
Insight: Jeter suffered a Grade 1 quad strain in his 2013 debut after missing the entire season with a fractured ankle. Saturday is the first day he's eligible to come off the disabled list.
Brett Gardner, CF7/24/2013 10:35:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner is just a career .143 hitter (2-for-14) against new Texas Rangers starter Matt Garza.
Insight: Gardner has also never stolen a base off the right-hander and that's the category in which he helps fantasy owners the most. He's batting .278 with seven homers, 34 RBI, 54 runs and a .768 OPS, but this is not a favorable matchup.
Derek Jeter, SS7/23/2013 8:03:00 PM
Description: Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (quad) took batting practice Tuesday, according to WFAN's Sweeny Murti.
Insight: Jeter suffered a Grade 1 quad strain in his 2013 debut after missing the entire season with a fractured ankle. He's eligible to come off the disabled list Saturday, but the team is uncertain if he'll be activated.
Ichiro Suzuki, RF7/22/2013 9:50:00 AM
Description: Yankees right fielder Ichiro Suzuki is a career .500 hitter (7-for-14) against Texas right-hander Yu Darvish.
Insight: Apparently there are still a few matchups that Ichiro gets excited about. The outfielder is batting .277 this season with six homers, 25 RBI, 38 runs and 13 steals, however, he was just 2-for-14 in the recently completed series with Boston.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B7/21/2013 8:14:00 PM
Description: The New York Post's Joel Sherman is reporting that Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez' MRI revealed a Grade 1 strain of his left quad.
Insight: Rodriguez was aiming to make his 2013 debut Monday after missing the entire season following hip surgery in the offseason, but this new injury will prevent that. Rodriguez might need to go out on a second rehab assignment after his first one expired Sunday. The third baseman likely won't return before August.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B7/21/2013 1:47:00 PM
Description: The New York Post's Joel Sherman is reporting that Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has left his rehab assignment in Scranton to undergo an MRI in New York City.
Insight: What a mess. A-Rod was supposed to come off the DL Monday against Texas but now a calf injury is setting him back. He's also used up his minor league rehab time, which makes things even more complicated. Either way, we'd be shocked if Rodriguez joins the team in time for Monday's series opener in Arlington.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B7/21/2013 11:04:00 AM
Description: The Yankees still haven't made a decision on Alex Rodriguez though Joel Sherman of the New York Post is starting to doubt his availability for the team's upcoming series in Texas.
Insight: A-Rod tweaked his quad in a rehab game earlier this weekend and he won't play on Sunday. Sherman suggested that Rodriguez, who is close to exceeding his 20-day rehab limit, could take a few days off to rest before testing out his quad again at the team's spring training facility in Tampa. If that were to happen, A-Rod could be ready for Friday's series opener against the Rays.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B7/21/2013 10:11:00 AM
Description: Quad tightness prevented Alex Rodriguez from playing third base Saturday in a rehab appearance with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. SOURCE: Bryan Hoch, MLB.com
Insight: Instead, he served as the DH and went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. A-Rod's 20-day rehab window is quickly coming to a close. It's unknown if this setback will prevent Rodriguez from returning Monday against Texas, which was originally the team's plan.
Curtis Granderson, LF7/20/2013 11:24:00 AM
Description: New York left fielder Curtis Granderson is expected to begin a rehab assignment in 7-10 days, according to a Newark Star-Ledger report.
Insight: Granderson broke his pinkie in late May and hasn't played since. The three-time All-Star has only appeared in eight games this season. Sounds like a first week of August return.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B7/20/2013 11:22:00 AM
Description: Yankees GM Brian Cashman confirmed that third baseman Alex Rodriguez (hip) is expected to return to the majors Monday.
Insight: Rodriguez is batting just .222 in his 12 rehab games. He has missed the entire season following hip surgery and also has a pending Biogenesis suspension to worry about, but he's still worth a pickup for fantasy owners who don't have an elite third baseman.
Ichiro Suzuki, RF7/20/2013 9:30:00 AM
Description: Yankees right fielder Ichiro Suzuki is a career .304 hitter (31-for-102) against Boston starter John Lackey.
Insight: Ichiro has also stolen 11 bases off Lackey over his career, so if he gets on, he's likely running. The outfielder is batting .283 this season with six homers, 25 RBI, 36 runs and 13 steals.
Brett Gardner, CF7/19/2013 9:51:00 PM
Description: Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner was ejected from Friday's game at Boston.
Insight: Gardner struck out looking on a 3-2 pitch in the fifth inning, threw down his helmet with both hands and was immediately run by the home plate umpire.
Derek Jeter, SS7/19/2013 5:08:00 PM
Description: The Yankees placed shortstop Derek Jeter on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 12, with a strained right quad.
Insight: Jeter suffered the injury in his 2013 debut after missing the entire season due to a fractured ankle. Jeter is eligible to return next Saturday.
Robinson Cano, 2B7/19/2013 3:55:00 PM
Description: Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano is just 1-for-14 (.071) versus Boston starter Felix Doubront with four strikeouts. Latest update - Cano is in Friday's starting lineup.
Insight: NL starter Matt Harvey drilled Cano near the right knee with a 96 mph fastball in his first All-Star at-bat and Cano was listed as questionable for Friday. Add in the poor matchup history and Cano is not a good choice for Friday's second-half opener.
Robinson Cano, 2B7/19/2013 9:48:00 AM
Description: Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano is just 1-for-14 (.071) versus Boston starter Felix Doubront with four strikeouts.
Insight: NL starter Matt Harvey drilled Cano near the right knee with a 96 mph fastball in his first All-Star at-bat, so Cano is listed as questionable for Friday's game. Add in the poor matchup history and Cano is not a good choice for Friday's second-half opener.
Derek Jeter, SS7/17/2013 6:08:00 PM
Description: We're still waiting for an update on Derek Jeter.
Insight: ESPN New York's Andrew Marchand reported Wednesday that Jeter's status for the team's upcoming series with the Red Sox is still up in the air. Jeter strained his right quad last Thursday in his season debut. If the Yankees play it safe and put Jeter back on the DL, he would be eligible to return on July 26th.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B7/17/2013 6:05:00 PM
Description: Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (hip) told Mike Francesa on WFAN Wednesday that he expects to return to the majors Monday.
Insight: Rodriguez is batting just .179 in his ten rehab games. He has missed the entire season following hip surgery and also has a pending Biogenesis suspension to worry about, but he's still worth a pickup for fantasy owners who don't have an elite third baseman.
Mariano Rivera, RP7/17/2013 12:32:00 PM
Description: New York closer Mariano Rivera was named All-Star Game MVP Tuesday night at Citi Field.
Insight: Rivera came onto the field to a standing ovation with his trademark "Enter Sandman" blaring over the stadium speakers. In his only inning of work, the 43-year-old got Jean Segura to ground out, Allen Craig to line out to left and then got Carlos Gomez to ground out to shortstop to end the inning. Rivera, who has already announced that he will retire after the season, is second in the AL with 30 saves in 32 chances.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B7/17/2013 12:27:00 PM
Description: Despite a lackluster showing at Double-A Trenton on Tuesday (0-for-3), Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez will move up to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Thursday night.
Insight: He's batting just .179 in his ten rehab games. Rodriguez is hoping to return to the majors Monday night against Texas.
Robinson Cano, 2B7/16/2013 9:10:00 PM
Description: According to Marc Carig of Newsday, Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano's X-rays came back negative. Cano left the All-Star Game Tuesday after being hit by a pitch in the first inning.
Insight: NL starter Matt Harvey drilled Cano near the right knee with a 96 mph fastball, but he was hit more near the quad than his kneecap. The second baseman expects to be fine.
Robinson Cano, 2B7/16/2013 8:56:00 PM
Description: According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano is expected to be fine. Cano left the All-Star Game Tuesday after being hit by a pitch in the first inning.
Insight: NL starter Matt Harvey drilled Cano near the right knee with a 96 mph fastball, but Rosenthal said he was told Cano got hit more in the quadriceps area than the kneecap.
Robinson Cano, 2B7/16/2013 8:30:00 PM
Description: Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano took a 96 mph fastball from Mets starter Matt Harvey off the outside of his right knee in the first inning of Tuesday's All-Star Game and had to leave the game.
Insight: Cano stayed in the game for Miguel Cabrera's at-bat but exited the field after it. Based on how things have gone for the Yankees with injuries this season, it's fitting their best player suffered an injury during a glorified exhibition game. We should have an update on Cano's status soon.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B7/16/2013 9:15:00 AM
Description: New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez homered in Monday's rehab game.
Insight: Rodriguez says he's "about a week away" from being ready, according to a Newark Star-Ledger report. Of course, that doesn't mean he'll get on the field anytime soon as he has a long suspension hanging over his head from the Biogenesis issue.
Curtis Granderson, LF7/15/2013 10:22:00 PM
Description: New York left fielder Curtis Granderson is hoping to return by the end of the month. SOURCE: ESPN New York
Insight: Granderson broke his pinkie in late May and hasn't played since. The three-time All-Star has only appeared in eight games this season.
Alex Rodriguez, 3BCold7/14/2013 10:09:00 PM
Description: New York third baseman Alex Rodriguez will report to Double-A Trenton on Monday. SOURCE: Yankees on Twitter
Insight: He's hitting just .143 in eight rehab games so far and has a possible 150-game suspension hanging over his head. ESPN's Buster Olney said that Rodriguez is "really struggling" and that he also "looks heavy." Things aren't looking good at all for A-Rod right now.
Ichiro Suzuki, RF7/14/2013 9:08:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Ichiro Suzuki belted his sixth home run of the year Sunday against the Twins.
Insight: Ichiro finished the game with three hits. It didn't seem to help much as the Yankees still lost by six runs. The injury-plagued Bombers have now lost five out of eight after opening the month with six straight wins.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B7/14/2013 12:41:00 PM
Description: According to the New York Daily News, Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez could be facing a 150-game suspension for his connection to the Biogenesis clinic.
Insight: Rodriguez's lawyers might try to broker a plea deal with MLB to reduce A-Rod's looming punishment, and 150 games might the best-case scenario for him. The third baseman met with MLB officials for more than four hours Friday and they outlined their case against him. A-Rod then failed to report for Friday's rehab game with Single-A Tampa, telling GM Brian Cashman that he "just couldn't make it."
Phil Hughes, SP7/13/2013 9:03:00 PM
Description: Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes struck out a career-high 10 batters in 7 1/3 innings Saturday against the Twins, but he gave up three homers and four earned runs.
Insight: Hughes (4-9, 4.57 ERA) only allowed five hits in the game, but three left the park. He has allowed 1.58 HR/9 this year after giving up 1.65 per nine in 2012.
Curtis Granderson, CF7/13/2013 12:15:00 PM
Description: Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson, who broke his fifth metacarpal in his left hand on May 25, has yet to start swinging a bat and according to GM Brian Cashman isn't likely to return until sometime in August.
Insight: The team was hoping for a return by the end of July. Granderson suffered a broken left forearm after being hit by a pitch during spring training, and then broke his hand just eight games after making his 2013 debut. He still has to get over some hurdles, so it appears that 2013 is going to be a wasted season for Granderson and his fantasy owners.
Curtis Granderson, CF7/13/2013 12:15:00 PM
Description: Yankees GM Brian Cashman said Saturday that outfielder Curtis Granderson, who broke his fifth metacarpal in his left hand on May 25, could return in early August, according to Jim Bowden of ESPN and SiriusXM.
Insight: Granderson has had some terrible luck this season, suffering a broken left forearm after being hit by a pitch during spring training, and then breaking his hand the same way just eight games after making his 2013 debut.
Derek Jeter, SS7/12/2013 3:55:00 PM
Description: Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter made his season debut Thursday afternoon, but is not in Friday's starting lineup.
Insight: Jeter went 1-for-4 with one RBI and a run before leaving with a tight right quad. He went for tests on the quad and was diagnosed with a Grade 1 strain. Expect him to miss the entire weekend series and he could still land on the disabled list if he doesn't improve quickly.
Derek Jeter, SS7/12/2013 3:43:00 PM
Description: Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter made his season debut Thursday afternoon, but is not in Friday's starting lineup.
Insight: Jeter went 1-for-4 with one RBI and a run before leaving with a tight right quad. He was expected to go for tests on the quad and we await word on the seriousness of the injury.
Andy Pettitte, SP7/11/2013 8:06:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Andy Pettitte has won two straight starts. He threw 5 2/3 innings and allowed four runs (three earned) on eight hits Thursday against the Royals.
Insight: Pettitte has been subpar for the most part since he started out 3-1 with a 2.22 ERA. In his last 12 starts, Pettitte has a 5.27 ERA and a 49/21 K/BB in 70 innings. The veteran lefty has been hurt by bad luck, as he has a .314 BABIP even though his line-drive rate of 21 percent isn't awful.
Derek Jeter, SS7/11/2013 5:28:00 PM
Description: Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter made his season debut Thursday afternoon and went 1-for-4 with one RBI and a run before leaving with a tight right quad.
Insight: Jeter will go for tests on the quad, manager Joe Girardi said, according to CBSNewYork.com. The Yankees captain thinks he'll be ready to play Friday against the Twins.
Lyle Overbay, 1B7/11/2013 11:35:00 AM
Description: New York first baseman Lyle Overbay has struggled mightily against Kansas City righthander Ervin Santana.
Insight: He's batting .167 against him in 24 lifetime at bats. Overbay's power numbers are decent (11 HR, 40 RBI in 82 games) but he sure isn't doing fantasy owners any favors with that .244 batting average.
Derek Jeter, SS7/11/2013 11:33:00 AM
Description: Derek Jeter faces a very favorable matchup in his first game back from the disabled list.
Insight: The Yankees shortstop has monster numbers against Royals ace Ervin Santana (.409 AVG, 1.128 OPS in 44 at bats). Jeter will bat second and start at DH Thursday in his season debut.
Derek Jeter, SS7/11/2013 9:51:00 AM
Description: Derek Jeter will make his return from the disabled list Thursday versus Kansas City. SOURCE: Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports
Insight: Jeter hit .111 in four rehab games for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He'll probably start out as a DH though manager Joe Girardi might be willing to try him at shortstop later this weekend. Jeter hit .316 with 15 HR and 58 RBI in 159 games for the Bombers in 2012.
Ivan Nova, SPHot7/10/2013 10:27:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova threw his second straight dominant outing Wednesday against the visiting Royals, going eight innings and allowing one earned run.
Insight: Nova threw his first career complete game his last time on the hill. Fantasy owners should recall that Nova went 8-0 with a 3.18 ERA in his final 11 starts of 2011 after returning from the minors that season. If Nova keeps pitching like this, he'll remain in the rotation even when David Phelps returns from his forearm strain.
Lyle Overbay, 1B7/10/2013 10:25:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Lyle Overbay went deep for the 11th time this season and drove in four runs Wednesday against the Royals.
Insight: Overbay is only hitting .244 but he does have 40 RBI, giving him some AL-only appeal.
Robinson Cano, 2BHot7/10/2013 10:22:00 PM
Description: Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano hit a three-run homer off Royals starter Wade Davis in the third inning Wednesday and finished 3-for-4 with two runs and a steal.
Insight: Cano's average has swung back up to .299 after dipping into the .270s in late June. Cano's 21 homers are a career-high for the first half, besting last season's 20.
Brett Gardner, CF7/10/2013 9:46:00 PM
Description: Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner left Wednesday's game against the Royals with a right leg contusion, according to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News.
Insight: Gardner's X-rays came back negative. He's listed as day-to-day and there's a strong possibility he'll be out of the lineup Thursday in a 1:05 pm ET start.
Travis Hafner, DH7/10/2013 9:44:00 PM
Description: A left foot contusion knocked Travis Hafner out of New York's game versus Kansas City Wednesday, but his X-rays came back negative, according to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News.
Insight: Hafner is hitting .217 with 12 homers this season, so he's no longer a fantasy option after a hot start. Pronk will likely be out of the lineup Thursday in a 1:05 pm ET start.
Derek Jeter, SS7/10/2013 6:11:00 PM
Description: According to the New York Post, the Yankees have sent Derek Jeter's equipment from Tampa to the Bronx, which likely means he will return this weekend.
Insight: Jeter, who has missed all season with a broken ankle, will continue his rehab assignment Wednesday with Triple-A Scranton but he likely won't be there much longer.
Vernon Wells, LF7/10/2013 10:53:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Vernon Wells is just 1-for-11 (.091) against Royals right-hander Wade Davis.
Insight: After a solid April, Wells has struggled to produce and hasn't hit a home run since May. Avoid this matchup.
Ichiro Suzuki, RF7/10/2013 10:49:00 AM
Description: New York right fielder Ichiro Suzuki is a career .526 hitter versus Royals right-hander Wade Davis in 19 at-bats with a 1.421 OPS
Insight: He's had an unproductive season so far (.278, 5 HR, 22 RBI, 32 runs), but has a favorable matchup. He's only a spot starter these days, though today is one of those spots.
CC Sabathia, SP7/9/2013 9:49:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter CC Sabathia threw his second complete game of the season Tuesday against the Royals, but, like his first one of the year, he took the loss.
Insight: Sabathia gave up seven hits and three runs while striking out six and walking two, but the Yankees only scored one run off James Shields. The big lefty is 9-7 with a 3.99 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP this year, but his velocity has been improving and he could be in for a big second half.
Eduardo Nunez, SS7/9/2013 9:28:00 AM
Description: New York Yankees infielder Eduardo Nunez is for the most part a fantasy non-factor, but against Royals right-hander James Shields, he might be worth a one-day play.
Insight: Nunez, who was out for two months with an oblique issue, is 7-for-15 (.467) with a pair of homers and a 1.433 OPS in his matchups with Shields.
Robinson Cano, 2BHot7/9/2013 9:26:00 AM
Description: Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano is 31-for-79 (.392) with four homers against Kansas City right-hander James Shields.
Insight: Cano was on fire a week ago, but has cooled off over the past six games. Despite no protection around him in the lineup, he's still posting solid numbers - .293. 20 HR, 58 RBI, .899 OPS.
Derek Jeter, SS7/8/2013 9:27:00 PM
Description: Manager Joe Girardi said there's a chance Derek Jeter could be back in the Yankees' lineup as soon as this weekend. SOURCE: Yankees.com
Insight: Jeter, who has missed all season with a broken ankle, began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton over the weekend. If Jeter isn't ready to return later this week, he should be back right after the All-Star break.
Zoilo Almonte, CF7/8/2013 3:57:00 PM
Description: After going 2-for-5 in his first start as the Yankees No. 2 hitter, outfielder Zoilo Almonte will get another opportunity on Monday night.
Insight: MLB.com ranked Almonte No. 10 overall among Yankees' prospects this season, but he's playing like a veteran batting .293 with a home run, eight RBI and three stolen bases without getting caught in 18 games. With Robinson Cano batting behind him, Zlmonte should see some good pitches to hit.
Mariano Rivera, RP7/7/2013 6:13:00 PM
Description: Yankees closer Mariano Rivera allowed a two-run homer to Adam Jones to blow a save Sunday against the Orioles.
Insight: It was just his second blown save of the season. Rivera's WHIP is high at 1.29, but he has a 1.89 ERA and 29 saves in his final season.
Hiroki Kuroda, SP7/7/2013 6:09:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda (hip) gave up three runs over seven scoreless innings Sunday against the Orioles.
Insight: Kuroda had his start pushed back this week due to hip flexor soreness. He lost out on a win Sunday due to Mariano Rivera's blown save and is just 7-6 this season despite carrying a 2.77 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP.
Phil Hughes, SP7/7/2013 12:59:00 PM
Description: ESPN's Buster Olney suggested that the Yankees could look to deal starter Phil Hughes at this year's trade deadline.
Insight: He mentioned the Giants and Padres as possible suitors. Hughes has struggled this year, producing a 4.55 ERA in 16 starts.
David Phelps, SP7/7/2013 12:30:00 PM
Description: New York starter David Phelps has been moved to the disabled list with a strained forearm.
Insight: Phelps must have suffered the injury during his fourth of July start against Minnesota. Ivan Nova (3-2, 4.09 ERA) has absorbed Phelps' spot in the starting rotation.
Lyle Overbay, 1B7/7/2013 11:14:00 AM
Description: Lyle Overbay has had disastrous results against Orioles starter Jason Hammel.
Insight: The Yankees first baseman has only managed one hit in 17 at bats against him (.059 AVG). Overbay (.244, 9 HR, 35 RBI) is coming off a three-hit performance on Saturday but we'd still hesitate to start him with Hammel pitching on Sunday.
Ichiro Suzuki, RF7/7/2013 11:12:00 AM
Description: New York right fielder Ichiro Suzuki has absolutely devoured Jason Hammel throughout his career.
Insight: He's a lifetime .471 hitter against the O's righthander. The 39-year-old is one of the few Yankees who has managed to stay healthy this season (played in 82 of the team's 87 games). He'll bat second Sunday in the series finale.
Eduardo Nunez, SS7/6/2013 7:14:00 PM
Description: New York infielder Eduardo Nunez was activated from the DL on Saturday.
Insight: Nunez was out for two months with an oblique issue. He'll serve as the team's everyday shortstop until Derek Jeter (ankle surgery) comes back.
Vernon Wells, LF7/6/2013 12:01:00 PM
Description: Yankees outfielder Vernon Wells is just 1-for-12 (.083) against Baltimore starter Chris Tillman.
Insight: Although Wells came through with a game-winner on Friday night and has three consecutive multi-hit games, his poor history against Tillman is the reason he should not be in your fantasy lineup on Saturday. Latest update - Wells is not in the Yankees starting lineup on Saturday.
Ichiro Suzuki, RF7/6/2013 9:37:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki is just 1-for-13 (.077) against Baltimore hurler Chris Tillman.
Insight: A modest five-game hitting streak has his batting average up to .280. His high-water mark for the season is .282 on May 10. When he reached that, he followed it up with a 0-for-20 slump. He'll be tested in this unfavorable matchup.
Vernon Wells, LF7/6/2013 9:33:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Vernon Wells is just 1-for-12 (.083) against Baltimore starter Chris Tillman.
Insight: Although Wells came through with a game-winner on Friday night and has three consecutive multi-hit games, his poor history against Tillman is the reason he should not be in your fantasy lineup on Saturday.
Robinson Cano, 2BHot7/6/2013 9:31:00 AM
Description: Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano is 10-for-19 (.526) with a pair of homers against Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman.
Insight: Cano has been on fire of late, batting .390 with four homers and 13 RBI over the past 13 games. Now the only question is will Tillman be foolish enough to pitch to him?
Ivan Nova, SP7/5/2013 10:36:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova was excellent on Friday night, throwing a complete game three-hitter with one walk and 11 strikeouts.
Insight: It was his first career complete game. Nova has put together a couple of solid starts in a row and it would be hard to keep him out of the rotation.
Derek Jeter, SS7/5/2013 2:44:00 PM
Description: Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (ankle) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Saturday at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, according to Ken Rosenthal.
Insight: Jeter broke his ankle during the playoffs last season and then had to be shut down when a second fracture was discovered in April. The shortstop said he's ready to go and apparently will get the green light from the Yankees this weekend.
Robinson Cano, 2B7/5/2013 10:21:00 AM
Description: Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano is just 2-for-12 (.167) against Orioles starter Miguel Gonzalez.
Insight: Cano has been on fire of late, batting .436 with four homers over the past two weeks and 12 games, but he's strangely been less effective at home this season. He's batting just .259 with seven homers and a .783 OPS in Yankees Stadium versus .329 with 13 homers and a 1.007 OPS on the road.
Hiroki Kuroda, SP7/5/2013 10:15:00 AM
Description: Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda will miss Friday's scheduled start against Baltimore due to a left hip flexor.
Insight: Kuroda has pitched well this season, though his won/loss record is just 7-6. He's got a 2.95 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP. Ivan Nova will replace him on the mound against the Orioles.
Ichiro Suzuki, RF7/4/2013 5:59:00 PM
Description: Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki has his batting average up to .280 after going 3-for-5 with a double, two RBI and two runs Thursday at Minnesota.
Insight: His high-water mark for the season is .282 on May 10. When he reached that, he followed it up with a 0-for-20 slump. Hopefully he has something better in store over his next few games.
David Phelps, RP7/4/2013 5:54:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter David Phelps allowed four runs on eight hits over 6 1/3 innings Thursday to beat the Minnesota Twins.
Insight: Phelps rebounded from allowing nine runs on nine hits in 2 1/3 innings at Baltimore his last time on the mound. He has been better than his 5.01 ERA indicates, but he's still in danger of losing his spot in the rotation to Ivan Nova or Michael Pineda.
Francisco Cervelli, C7/4/2013 5:51:00 PM
Description: New York catcher Francisco Cervelli has a stress reaction in his right elbow and has been shut down indefinitely, according to Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger.
Insight: Cervelli has been out since late April due to a fractured right hand. He's likely to be out at least until August and could miss the rest of the season.
Derek Jeter, SS7/4/2013 5:49:00 PM
Description: According to the New York Daily News, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (ankle) said he is "anxious" to start playing in rehab games.
Insight: Jeter broke his ankle during the playoffs last season and then had to be shut down when a second fracture was discovered in April. The shortstop said he's ready to go, he's just waiting for the green light from the Yankees.
Brett Gardner, CF7/4/2013 12:03:00 PM
Description: Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner is getting a day off Thursday afternoon against the Twins.
Insight: Ichiro will shift over the center field and Vernon Wells to right field while Zoilo Almonte starts in left. Gardner should return to the lineup Friday.
CC Sabathia, SP7/4/2013 9:49:00 AM
Description: Yankees starter CC Sabathia picked up career win No. 200 Wednesday at Minnesota with seven innings of two-run ball. He gave up seven hits, walked three and struck out nine.
Insight: Sabathia is 9-6 despite carrying a 4.06 ERA. The lefty has dealt with diminished velocity this season, but his average fastball speed in June was one mph higher than May and nearly two mph higher than April. His average speed was up even more Wednesday, and he hit a 94 mph max. Fantasy owners should buy low.
Joba Chamberlain, RP7/2/2013 7:51:00 PM
Description: The Braves and Giants are both interested in acquiring Yankees righthander Joba Chamberlain. SOURCE: George A. King III, New York Post
Insight: Chamberlain has never lived up to the hype and it might finally be time for the Yankees to cut their losses and give Joba a change of scenery. He's really struggled this season, collecting a 5.75 ERA in 21 appearances out of the bullpen. Chamberlain can be ignored in all fantasy leagues.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B7/1/2013 2:32:00 PM
Description: According to MLB.com's Bryan Hoch, the Yankees have announced that Alex Rodriguez (hip) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Class-A Charleston.
Insight: Rodriguez will start off by playing three innings at third base and then work his way up. He has missed the entire season after undergoing hip surgery over the winter. He could be back around the All-Star break.
Curtis Granderson, CF6/30/2013 11:18:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson, who broke his fifth metacarpal in his left hand on May 25, has yet to start swinging a bat, according to the Newark Star-Ledger (NJ.com).
Insight: Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Granderson is still on track to return by the end of July, but he admitted that the outfielder could be delayed. Granderson suffered a broken left forearm after being hit by a pitch during spring training, and then broke his hand just eight games after making his 2013 debut. Talk about bad luck.
Robinson Cano, 2B6/30/2013 10:34:00 AM
Description: Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano is 8-for-16 (.500) with a homer and six RBI against Orioles righty Chris Tillman.
Insight: Cano is 5-for-9 over his last two games after hitting .231 with a .735 OPS in his first 24 games this month. Sunday should be another nice day for the second baseman.
David Phelps, RP6/29/2013 10:50:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter David Phelps gave up nine hits and nine runs in 2 1/3 innings Saturday at Baltimore.
Insight: Meanwhile, Ivan Nova threw 5 2/3 innings and allowed just two earned runs with zero walks in relief. Phelps has pitched well as a starter prior to Saturday, but manager Joe Girardi might opt to swap him with Nova.
CC Sabathia, SP6/28/2013 6:15:00 PM
Description: There's been a change of plans. Yankees lefthander CC Sabathia was supposed to start Saturday with David Phelps getting the ball for Friday's series opener in Baltimore. Instead, Sabathia will draw the start Friday with Phelps pitching on Saturday. SOURCE: Dan Connolly, Baltimore Sun
Insight: A classic mix-up. Apparently the Yankees goofed on their media guide and the plan had always been for Sabathia to start Friday and Phelps to go on Saturday. A notorious Orioles-killer, Sabathia is 17-4 lifetime against the O's including 1-0 already this season.
Lyle Overbay, 1B6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Description: New York first baseman Lyle Overbay is not in Friday night's starting lineup after going 1-for-15 over his last four games.
Insight: Overbay is batting just .195 over the past two weeks with a .598 OPS. That's simply not enough production from a first baseman for a fantasy team or the Yankees. David Adams will get the start at first on Friday, but he hasn't proven that he can hit big league pitching.
Phil Hughes, SP6/27/2013 10:34:00 PM
Description: New York righthander Phil Hughes fell to 3-7 with a loss Thursday against Texas.
Insight: He actually pitched extremely well, allowing just two runs and five hits over eight innings. Unfortunately, Texas lefthander Derek Holland was even better (9 IP, 2 H, 0 ER). Hughes hasn't won since June 6th against the Mariners.
Derek Jeter, SS6/27/2013 2:39:00 PM
Description: According to Dan Martin of the New York Post, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter ran outside Thursday for the first time since reinjuring his ankle a few months ago.
Insight: Jeter broke his ankle during the playoffs last season and then had to be shut down when a second fracture was discovered in April. The shortstop is still without a timetable to begin a rehab assignment, but it should come within the next two weeks.
Brett Gardner, CFHot6/27/2013 11:22:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner is not in the lineup Thursday due to a head cold, according to Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger.
Insight: Ichiro will shift over the center field and Vernon Wells to right field while Zoilo Almonte starts in left. Gardner should be back in action Friday at Baltimore.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B6/27/2013 11:09:00 AM
Description: According to a source of the New York Post, Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez informed team officials in Tampa Wednesday that he isn't ready to begin a minor league rehab assignment because his surgically repaired hip isn't up to the task.
Insight: Perhaps A-Rod's feelings are hurt after GM Brian Cashman told him to shut up? After all, Rodriguez excitedly tweeted Tuesday that his doctor had cleared him to play rehab games starting on July 1. The source also said he has heard speculation Rodriguez could use the hip problem to retire, which would allow him to avoid a suspension from the Biogenesis case and collect the remaining $114 million owed to him.
Robinson Cano, 2B6/27/2013 9:51:00 AM
Description: Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano has a .368 average in 19 career at-bats against Texas starter Derek Holland.
Insight: Cano is 7-for-19 with three extra-base hits (one homer) and five RBI against Holland, who will start Thursday versus the Yankees. Cano is having his worst month of the season, batting .237 with two homers, but he does have an 11/17 K/BB in June. There's no way you can take him out of the lineup on any day, and especially not against Holland.
Ichiro Suzuki, RF6/26/2013 10:38:00 PM
Description: Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki went 3-for-4 and homered for the second straight game Wednesday against the Rangers.
Insight: Ichiro hit a walk-off blast Tuesday night, and had a double, a homer and two RBI Wednesday. He's batting .309 in June.
Mark Teixeira, 1B6/26/2013 9:44:00 PM
Description: New York first baseman Mark Teixeira will not play again this season. He's set to have surgery to repair a torn sheath tendon in his right wrist. SOURCE: Kiernan Darcy, ESPN New York
Insight: He's facing a four to five month recovery. Teixeira suffered the injury while practicing with Team USA at the World Baseball Classic. With Kevin Youkilis also out, the Yankees will have to rely heavily on Lyle Overbay (.240, 9 HR, 34 RBI) at first base.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B6/26/2013 8:32:00 PM
Description: New York third baseman Alex Rodriguez is starting to feel like the Yankees don't want him anymore. SOURCE: Wallace Matthews, ESPN
Insight: They probably don't. He's barely played the past few seasons and calling his behavior erratic (including asking for a female fan's phone number during a playoff game last season) would be putting it kindly. To be fair, GM Brian Cashman probably overreacted when he told A-Rod to "shut the (blank) up" when Rodriguez tweeted details about his rehab. The real issue here seems to be money. A-Rod makes a ton of it and the Yankees are gearing up to sign superstar second baseman Robinson Cano to a long-term deal. If Rodriguez doesn't play this season, the Yankees would be able to get back 80 percent of his $28 million salary. Keep in mind, A-Rod might also be facing a 100-game PED suspension for his involvement with a biogenesis clinic in Miami. This could get messy.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B6/26/2013 5:06:00 PM
Description: Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez's decision to tweet an update on his rehab process clearly angered GM Brian Cashman, according to ESPN New York.
Insight: "You know what, when the Yankees want to announce something, [we will]," Cashman told ESPN New York. "Alex should just shut the f--- up. That's it. I'm going to call Alex now." Rodriguez tweeted that he had been cleared to play in rehab games, which contradicted what Cashman told Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York Monday when he shot down a report that Rodriguez had been cleared to start a rehab assignment.
Mark Teixeira, 1B6/26/2013 4:59:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira's MRI confirmed that the tendon sheath in his right wrist is not adequately healed. Doctors have recommended that he undergo surgery, the team announced.
Insight: Teixeira missed the first two months of the season with a torn tendon sheath in his right wrist and is back on the DL with inflammation in the same wrist. The surgery would likely end his season.
Brett Gardner, LFHot6/25/2013 10:39:00 PM
Description: Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner is batting .337 with 11 extra-base hits in June.
Insight: He went 1-for-5 with a solo homer Tuesday, his seventh of the season, and is hitting .285 with 43 runs and 11 steals. With the homer Tuesday, Gardner tied a career high.
Ichiro Suzuki, RF6/25/2013 10:37:00 PM
Description: Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki went 2-for-5 with a walk-off solo homer Tuesday against the Rangers.
Insight: Ichiro went deep off Tanner Scheppers in the bottom of the ninth with two outs. The outfielder has little fantasy appeal at this point in his career, however.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B6/25/2013 4:59:00 PM
Description: Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (hip) has been cleared to begin playing minor league games on July 1, according to the New York Daily News.
Insight: He's been making good progress in his rehab from left hip labrum surgery. The third baseman is no longer the feared slugger he once was, but he could be a reliable fantasy option once he returns around the All-Star break. A-Rod is only owned in 12 percent of Yahoo! leagues.
Mark Teixeira, 1B6/25/2013 4:32:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira (wrist) will see team doctors Tuesday, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.
Insight: Teixeira missed the first two months of the season with a torn tendon sheath in his right wrist and is back on the DL with inflammation in the same wrist. The first baseman's wrist hasn't improved since he went on the DL last week, and season-ending surgery is a possibility.
Michael Pineda, SP6/25/2013 12:08:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda (shoulder) has pitched well in his first two rehab starts and could be back by the first week in July.
Insight: Pineda has a 1.08 ERA and 1.08 WHIP with seven strikeouts and two weeks over 8 1/3 IP. Now might be a good time to add him to your roster before he gets called up and everyone jumps on the bandwagon.
Ichiro Suzuki, RF6/25/2013 9:18:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki can still get up for a good matchup and he's responded in his 11 at-bats versus Yu Darvish with a .545 batting average and a 1.364 OPS.
Insight: Ichiro (.267, 3 HR, 15 RBI, 11 SB) still has some fantasy appeal because he's a familiar face, but at almost 40, he's no longer putting up fantasy-worthy numbers on a regular basis. Tuesday, however, he's worth a shot.
Vernon Wells, LF6/22/2013 6:54:00 PM
Description: Vernon Wells only had one at bat Saturday against Tampa Bay. Fortunately for the Yankees, he made it count by whacking a three-run double.
Insight: The two-bagger ended up being the difference in the game as New York held on for the 7-5 victory. Wells has had big-time struggles this month (.117 in June) but on Saturday he proved he can still deliver in big spots.
Zoilo Almonte, CF6/21/2013 10:10:00 PM
Description: Yankees outfielder Zoilo Almonte went 3-for-4 and hit his first big league homer Friday against the Rays.
Insight: MLB.com ranked Almonte No. 10 overall among Yankees' prospects this season. The 24-year-old was just called up this week after hitting .297 with six homers and a .789 OPS in 68 games with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season. He could end up pushing the struggling Vernon Wells for playing time if he makes a big splash.
Ivan Nova, SP6/21/2013 8:07:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova is expected to start Sunday against the Rays, according to Andrew Marchand of ESPNNY.com.
Insight: The Yankees need a starter for Sunday after Wednesday's doubleheader. Nova likely won't stay up for more than one start, however.
Robinson Cano, 2B6/21/2013 11:45:00 AM
Description: Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano is a career .458 hitter versus Tampa Bay starter Roberto Hernandez.
Insight: Cano's average dipped to .275 as he's batted just .176 over the past five games, but this favorable matchup should help him get started again.
Curtis Granderson, CF6/20/2013 9:11:00 PM
Description: Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson had the pin removed from his broken hand Thursday, according to Chad Jennings of LoHud.com.
Insight: Granderson broke his left pinky after being hit by a pitch on May 24. That came just eight games after he returned from a broken forearm, which also happened from a HBP. Granderson should be back at some point in mid- to late July.
Kevin Youkilis, 3B6/20/2013 6:31:00 PM
Description: Yankees third baseman Kevin Youkilis' 10-12 week timetable is actually a best-case scenario, and he actually could miss more time than that, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.
Insight: Youkilis (.219, 2 HR) has played just 28 games due to his back injury this season and will have surgery to repair a herniated disk. The infielder was given a 10-12 week timetable earlier this week, but he might actually have to miss more time if his back surgeon discovers more damage beyond the herniated disk.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B6/20/2013 6:26:00 PM
Description: Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez's rehab from hip surgery is going "fantastic," according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.
Insight: One Yankees source speculated that A-Rod could possibly begin playing rehab games just after the All-Star break. He's still without a timetable, but is actually ahead of Derek Jeter's rehab from an ankle fracture.
Vernon Wells, LFCold6/20/2013 10:28:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Vernon Wells is 1-for-12 (.083) against Tampa Bay starter Matt Moore.
Insight: The party is over for Wells and his fantasy owners. He was hitting .300 with an .911 OPS in April, but has done almost nothing since then. He batted .221 in May and .107 in June. Slumping and facing a bad matchup is not a recipe for fantasy production. Avoid this matchup.
Kevin Youkilis, 3B6/18/2013 4:21:00 PM
Description: Yankees third baseman Kevin Youkilis will undergo surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back and will miss 10-12 weeks, according to Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger.
Insight: Youkilis (.219, 2 HR) has played just 28 games due to his back injury this season. With both Mark Teixeira and Youkilis back on the DL, Lyle Overbay will reclaim the starting first base job.
Mark Teixeira, 1B6/18/2013 2:16:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is going back on the DL, according to Sweeny Murti of WFAN.
Insight: Teixeira missed the first two months of the season with a torn tendon sheath in his right wrist and is dealing with inflammation in the same wrist.
Mark Teixeira, 1B6/17/2013 7:26:00 PM
Description: Yankees GM Brian Cashman believes that first baseman Mark Teixeira is headed back to the disabled list. SOURCE: Andrew Marchand, ESPN
Insight: Teixeira has been struggling with a wrist injury, though his MRI results came back clean. This season has been a disaster for Teixeira. In 15 games, he's hitting just .151 with 19 strikeouts in 53 at bats. For fantasy purposes, he's a lost cause.
Mark Teixeira, 1B6/16/2013 2:14:00 PM
Description: According to Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger, Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira's MRI showed only inflammation in his right wrist. He had a cortisone shot and will be reevaluated in a few days.
Insight: Teixeira aggravated his right wrist Saturday night. He missed the first two months with a torn tendon sheath. The first baseman has three homers and 12 RBI in 15 games, but has struck out 19 times and is batting .151.
Travis Hafner, DHCold6/16/2013 11:00:00 AM
Description: Yankees DH Travis Hafner has gone just 4-for-27 (.148) against Angels starter Jered Weaver, who will start Sunday.
Insight: To make matters worse, Hafner is 0-for-23 over his last six games and his average is down to .219 for the year. Get him out of the lineup immediately.
Robinson Cano, 2B6/16/2013 10:58:00 AM
Description: Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano has performed well against Angels right-hander Jered Weaver, going 9-for-24 (.375) in their previous meetings.
Insight: Cano's average dipped to .272 after he went 4-for-33 (.121) from May 31 to June 9, but he's batting .350 with a 1.130 OPS over his last five contests.
Mark Teixeira, 1B6/15/2013 10:41:00 PM
Description: According to Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger, Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira left Saturday's game with an aggravated right wrist.
Insight: Teixeira suffered a torn tendon sheath in his right wrist before the season and missed the first two months. The first baseman has three homers and 12 RBI in 15 games, but has struck out 19 times and is batting .151. He's heading back to New York to visit a doctor.
Mark Teixeira, 1B6/15/2013 9:12:00 PM
Description: Yankees manager Joe Girardi said first baseman Mark Teixeira left Saturday's game against the Angels because he didn't "feel the snap" he should in his swing. He'll get a "couple of days off." SOURCE: Erik Boland, Newsday
Insight: It's unclear if that issue is related to the torn tendon sheath Teixeira suffered in his right wrist before the season. The first baseman has three homers and 12 RBI in 15 games, but has struck out 19 times and is batting .151. Teixeira will be reevaluated in a few days.
Derek Jeter, SS6/14/2013 8:18:00 PM
Description: After a recent visit with the doctor who perfomed his surgery, New York shortstop Derek Jeter has officially been cleared to resume all baseball-related activities. SOURCE: Mark Feinsand, New York Daily News
Insight: Jeter hasn't played since breaking his ankle eight months ago. If all goes well, he could be back in the Yankees' lineup shortly after the All-Star break.
Kevin Youkilis, 3BCold6/14/2013 7:11:00 PM
Description: New York third baseman Kevin Youkilis has landed back on the DL.
Insight: The Yankees are calling it a "lumbar spine sprain." It's pretty obvious Youk came back from the DL too soon. In 11 games since being activated on May 31st, Youkilis has gone 6-for-41 (.146) with 11 strikeouts. His batting average has tumbled from .266 to .219 over that span.
Ichiro Suzuki, RF6/14/2013 10:28:00 AM
Description: Although a career .321 hitter, Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki has struggled against Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson batting just .196 over 46 at-bats with 12 strikeouts.
Insight: Ichiro (.264, 2 HR, 11 RBI, 6 SB) still has some fantasy appeal because he's a familiar face, but at almost 40, he's no longer putting up fantasy-worthy numbers.
Mariano Rivera, RP6/13/2013 9:53:00 PM
Description: New York closer Mariano Rivera was charged with his first loss of the season Thursday versus Oakland.
Insight: Rivera relieved Preston Claiborne in the 18th inning and allowed three straight hitters to reach base. The game ended on a Nate Freiman single to left field. Rivera (1.48 ERA) has been terrific all season so one tough outing isn't anything for fantasy owners to get discouraged about.
Hiroki Kuroda, SP6/13/2013 9:36:00 PM
Description: Yankees ace Hiroki Kuroda turned in another strong performance Thursday versus Oakland.
Insight: In eight innings, he allowed two hits and two earned runs, walking two and striking out three. Despite pitching well, Kuroda (6-5, 2.78 ERA) hasn't won a game since May 17th against Toronto.
Phil Hughes, SPCold6/13/2013 9:58:00 AM
Description: Yankees starter Phil Hughes walked five batters and allowed four hits and three runs in 4 1/3 innings Wednesday against the Athletics.
Insight: Hughes, as usual, has been feast or famine and is 3-5 with a 4.89 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP.
Derek Jeter, SS6/11/2013 7:47:00 PM
Description: Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (ankle) is hoping to be cleared for baseball activities after meeting with a doctor Thursday, according to Scott Miller of CBSSports.com.
Insight: Jeter suffered a broken ankle during the playoffs last season and a setback in spring training. The shortstop is expected to need at least six weeks before he can return to the team, which would put him on track for a return in late July.
Travis Hafner, DH6/11/2013 11:52:00 AM
Description: Yankees DH Travis Hafner should be sitting firmly on the bench when the Yankees face Bartolo Colon as he's a career .056 hitter (1-for-18) against the A's right-hander.
Insight: Hafner homered a couple of time in Cleveland against his old teammates, but was just 2-for-12 in the three-game set with Seattle. Avoid this matchup.
Robinson Cano, 2B6/11/2013 11:50:00 AM
Description: Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano owns a .429 career average with one homer in 14 at-bats against Oakland veteran Bartolo Colon.
Insight: Cano has been struggling lately batting just .190 over the past two weeks (12 games).
David Phelps, RP6/9/2013 8:56:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter David Phelps went toe-to-toe with Felix Hernandez Sunday and came away with a no decision.
Insight: Phelps allowed one run on three hits and struck out six in six innings. He has bounced back nicely from getting shelled by the Mets on May 29. Over his last two starts, he has given up four hits and one earned run while fanning 13 batters in 12 innings.
Mark Teixeira, 1B6/9/2013 8:52:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira went 0-for-5 with four K Sunday against the Mariners.
Insight: Ugly. After picking up the golden sombrero Sunday, Teixeira has fanned 16 times in 36 at-bats since returning from his wrist injury. He does have three homers and eight RBI in 10 games, but is batting .167.
Brett Gardner, LF6/9/2013 8:48:00 PM
Description: Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner raised his average to .284 with a 4-for-5 game Sunday against the Mariners.
Insight: Gardner has gone 12-for-21 (.571) with five doubles, one homer and four RBI over his last six games. He also stole his 10th base of the season Sunday.
Andy Pettitte, SP6/8/2013 7:54:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Andy Pettitte limited the Mariners to one run and three hits Saturday in 7 1/3 innings of work.
Insight: It was Pettitte's longest start since April 4th against the Red Sox. He's 5-3 this year with a 3.82 ERA in 61 1/3 innings. Pettitte will make his next trip to the mound Friday versus Los Angeles.
Vernon Wells, LFCold6/8/2013 10:30:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Vernon Wells is 3-for-21 (.143) against Seattle left-hander Joe Saunders.
Insight: Wells was hitting .300 with an .911 OPS in April, but has done almost nothing since then. Slumping and facing a bad matchup is not a recipe for fantasy production. Avoid this matchup.
Chien-Ming Wang, SP6/7/2013 2:00:00 PM
Description: The Yankees have released right-hander Chien-Ming Wang, who pitched for New York in the first five seasons of his career.
Insight: He's expected to sign with the Toronto Blue Jays. Wang served as New York's ace in 2006 and 2007 and won 19 games in each season, but he hasn't been healthy since 2008, when he tore a ligament in his foot running the bases. He'll have to show us a lot to put him on a fantasy roster.
Lyle Overbay, 1B6/6/2013 11:12:00 AM
Description: New York manager Joe Girardi should seriously consider using Lyle Overbay Thursday against the Mariners. Overbay is an outstanding hitter against Aaron Harang (..458 AVG in 24 at bats).
Insight: The expectation was that Overbay (.251, 8 HR, 29 RBI) would head to the bench as soon as Mark Teixeira came back from the DL. Instead, Girardi has been using him as a corner outfielder with Teixeira getting most of the reps at first base. It's clear that Girardi wants Overbay in his lineup and that he'll do whatever he can to make that happen.
Ichiro Suzuki, RF6/6/2013 11:08:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki probably won't be of much help to fantasy owners Thursday against his old team. Ichiro only has one hit in 16 previous at bats versus M's righthander Aaron Harang.
Insight: That computes to a .063 average. Ichiro (.266, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 5 SB) still has some fantasy appeal because he's a familiar face but at almost 40, it's clear that he isn't the player he once was.
Vernon Wells, LFCold6/5/2013 7:18:00 PM
Description: Yankees outfielder Vernon Wells is 7-for-65 (.108) with one RBI over his last 18 games.
Insight: Wells was hitting .301 with an .895 OPS when this cold streak started. He's down to .240 and .705 after going 0-for-4 Wednesday.
Travis Hafner, DH6/5/2013 7:17:00 PM
Description: Yankees DH Travis Hafner has homered in his last two games.
Insight: Hafner sat out Tuesday with left-hander Scott Kazmir on the hill, but he returned to the lineup Wednesday and went deep for the 10th time this season.
Brett Gardner, LF6/5/2013 7:13:00 PM
Description: Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner went 2-for-3 with a homer and three RBI Wednesday against the Indians.
Insight: Gardner's career high in homers is seven; he already has six in 219 at-bats this season. The outfielder's .265 average, 26 RBI, 31 runs and nine steals make him a solid fantasy option.
CC Sabathia, SP6/5/2013 7:08:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter CC Sabathia fired a complete game and allowed four runs on seven hits with a walk and nine strikeouts Wednesday afternoon against Cleveland.
Insight: Sabathia has won two straight starts and posted a 2.76 ERA and a 19/1 K/BB in that span. The big left-hander has dealt with reduced velocity this season and has had to rely more on his off-speed stuff. It has been a bit of a struggle; Sabathia has allowed 93 hits and has a 3.74 ERA in 89 innings.
David Phelps, RP6/4/2013 10:43:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter David Phelps was dominant Tuesday against the Indians after allowing four earned runs in 1/3 innings his last start.
Insight: Phelps gave up just one hit over six scoreless innings. Despite his last outing, he has a 4.15 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP, but his hold on the fifth rotation spot is tenuous with Ivan Nova and Michael Pineda looming.
Michael Pineda, SP6/4/2013 8:08:00 PM
Description: Yankees GM Brian Cashman said the team won't use right-hander Michael Pineda (shoulder) out of the bullpen when he's finished with his rehab assignment, according to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News.
Insight: Pineda will start his rehab assignment Saturday with High-A Tampa. He'll either join the rotation with New York or Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre when he's ready to return.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B6/4/2013 8:02:00 PM
Description: New York third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who is currently rehabbing from hip surgery, could be suspended for 100 games due to his connection to Tony Bosch and the Biogenesis Clinic, according to T.J. Quinn of ESPN.
Insight: Rodriguez admitted several years ago that he used PEDs during his time with Texas, and his name was listed in the Biogenesis Clinic records. Tony Bosch has agreed to testify that he provided PEDs to Rodriguez, Ryan Braun and about 20 other players.
Travis Hafner, DH6/4/2013 5:07:00 PM
Description: Yankees DH Travis Hafner is sitting out Tuesday against the Indians.
Insight: Indians lefty Scott Kazmir is on the mound. Hafner has just 27 at-bats against left-handers this season.
Brett Gardner, LF6/4/2013 5:05:00 PM
Description: Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner is not in the starting lineup Tuesday against Indians left-hander Scott Kazmir.
Insight: Ichiro is starting in center field and Lyle Overbay will make a second straight start in right field. Gardner is hitting .256 with five homers, 23 RBI, 30 runs and nine steals this season.
Michael Pineda, SP6/4/2013 4:56:00 PM
Description: Yankees righty Michael Pineda (shoulder) will start his minor league rehab assignment Saturday with High-A Tampa.
Insight: Pineda had a 3.74 ERA, a 1.10 WHIP and 173 strikeouts as a rookie with the Mariners in 2011 before missing all of last year following shoulder surgery. CC Sabathia, Hiroki Kuroda and Andy Pettitte have the first three spots in New York's rotation locked up as long as they're healthy, but Pineda could take a spot from Phil Hughes or David Phelps.
Vernon Wells, LF6/4/2013 9:39:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Vernon Wells is a career .316 hitter (12-for-38) with three home runs versus Cleveland lefty Scott Kazmir.
Insight: Wells has been scuffling lately, going just 1-for-10 in the series with Boston and sat out the first game of the Cleveland series. The veteran outfielder has been a major surprise this year, hitting .263 with 10 homers, 24 RBI, 25 runs and four steals.
Mark Teixeira, 1B6/4/2013 9:37:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is a .500 hitter (7-for-14) against Indians left-hander Scott Kazmir.
Insight: Teixeira started 1-for-9 in his first three games since the return from a wrist injury, but hit a grand slam on Monday.
Andy Pettitte, SP6/3/2013 6:37:00 PM
Description: New York lefthander Andy Pettitte has been activated from the DL. Pettitte missed about two weeks with a strained trapezius muscle.
Insight: He's starting Monday against Cleveland. Pettitte beat the Indians when he faced them back in April (7 IP, 5 H, 1 ER).
Vernon Wells, LF6/3/2013 4:18:00 PM
Description: Yankees outfielder Vernon Wells is a career .105 hitter (2-for-19) versus Cleveland right-hander Justin Masterson.
Insight: Wells has been scuffling lately, going just 1-for-10 in the series with Boston. The veteran outfielder has been a major surprise this year, hitting .263 with 10 homers, 24 RBI, 25 runs and four steals, but this is an unfavorable matchup. Latest update - Wells is not in the starting lineup.
Lyle Overbay, 1B6/3/2013 3:15:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Lyle Overbay is a career .625 hitter (5-for-8) against Cleveland starter Justin Masterson.
Insight: Overbay has done a decent job as a fill-in first baseman for the Yankees batting .247 with 8 HR and 29 RBI. Latest update - Overbay will start in right field.
Mark Teixeira, 1BCold6/3/2013 10:35:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is just a .077 hitter (2-for-15) against Indians starter Justin Masterson.
Insight: Teixeira is 1-for-9 in the three games since his return from a wrist injury. With an unfavorable matchup, this might be a good day to sit "Tex" and start Lyle Overbay, who is 5-for-8 against Masterson.
Vernon Wells, LF6/3/2013 10:33:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Vernon Wells is a career .105 hitter (2-for-19) versus Cleveland right-hander Justin Masterson.
Insight: Wells has been scuffling lately, going just 1-for-10 in the series with Boston. The veteran outfielder has been a major surprise this year, hitting .263 with 10 homers, 24 RBI, 25 runs and four steals, but this is an unfavorable matchup.
Chris Stewart, C6/3/2013 10:29:00 AM
Description: Yankees catcher Chris Stewart is doubtful for Monday's game against Cleveland after suffering dehydration on Saturday and missing Sunday's game.
Insight: Too bad as Stewart is a .375 hitter versus Justin Masterson. Austin Romine would start behind the plate.
Lyle Overbay, 1B6/3/2013 9:29:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Lyle Overbay is a career .625 hitter (5-for-8) against Cleveland starter Justin Masterson.
Insight: Mark Teixeira has played the last three games, but was just 1-for-9 in his first action of the season. Perhaps a day off would allow Overbay to get a few at-bats in this favorable matchup. Overbay has done a decent job as a fill-in first baseman for the Yankees batting .247 with 8 HR and 29 RBI.
Ramon Ortiz, SP6/3/2013 9:21:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays starter Ramon Ortiz is scheduled for an MRI on Monday to evaluate his right elbow.
Insight: The 40-year-old Ortiz pitched well in the minors, at Triple-A Buffalo, but that had not translated into big league performance and his fantasy value was minimal. This injury could be career-ending.
Chris Stewart, C6/2/2013 8:53:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Chris Stewart won't play Sunday against Boston.
Insight: He was a late scratch. Stewart's absence could be related to a dehydration issue that forced him to leave Saturday's game after just four innings. Austin Romine will start behind the plate.
Brett Gardner, LF6/2/2013 10:22:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner is just 2-for-15 (.133) with three strikeouts against Clay Buchholz, who will start Sunday for Boston.
Insight: Gardner's best asset is his speed, but he has been caught stealing on five of his 14 attempts. He does have nine doubles, four triples, five homers and 21 RBI, but Buchholz has shut him down.
Robinson Cano, 2B6/2/2013 10:21:00 AM
Description: Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano owns a .429 career average with one homer in 28 at-bats against Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz.
Insight: Cano hit seven homers but just .257 in May and his average is down to .291 after he hit .327 in April. Sunday should be a good day for the second baseman, however.
Robinson Cano, 2B6/1/2013 9:49:00 AM
Description: Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano is hitless in 11 at-bats against Boston starter Felix Doubront.
Insight: Cano started well, but May has been a tougher month. He's batting just .257 with a .796 OPS in 28 games after batting .327 with a .977 OPS in April.
CC Sabathia, SP5/31/2013 10:13:00 PM
Description: CC Sabathia had everything working Friday against Boston.
Insight: In 7 1/3 innings, the Yankees lefthander allowed one run on six hits with ten strikeouts. Friday was Sabathia's first win since April 27th against Oakland.
Kevin Youkilis, 3B5/31/2013 7:16:00 PM
Description: Yankees third baseman Kevin Youkilis has been activated from the 15-day DL. He missed 30 games with a back injury.
Insight: He'll serve as the DH Friday against Boston. Youk has nine hits in 25 career at bats against the Red Sox.
Mark Teixeira, 1B5/31/2013 4:10:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira (wrist) has been activated and is starting at first base and batting cleanup for Friday's game with the Red Sox.
Insight: Teixeira suffered a torn tendon sheath in his right wrist while taking batting practice for team USA on March 5. He's a career .233 hitter (10-for-43) versus Boston starter Jon Lester with just one home run and 16 strikeouts.
Robinson Cano, 2B5/31/2013 9:55:00 AM
Description: Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano is 14-for-60 (.235) without a home run against Red WSox left-hander Jon Lester.
Insight: Cano is having another fine season batting .292 with 13 home runs and 35 RBI, but this is an unfavorable matchup.
Lyle Overbay, 1B5/31/2013 9:52:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Lyle Overbay is a career .360 hitter (9-for-25) with a pair of home runs and a 1.109 OPS versus Boston starter Jon Lester.
Insight: Overbay has done a solid job as a fill-in first baseman for the Yankees (.251, 8 HR, 29 RBI), but there is a chance that starter Mark Teixeira will be back for Friday's game. Check back when lineups are announced to see if Overbay will be in the lineup or on the bench.
Andy Pettitte, SP5/30/2013 4:34:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Andy Pettitte (strained trapezius muscle) is scheduled to start Monday against Cleveland, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.
Insight: Pettitte is 4-3 this season with a 3.83 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 39 strikeouts in 49 1/3 innings but he hasn't pitched since May 16.
David Phelps, RP5/29/2013 10:32:00 PM
Description: Yankees righthander David Phelps allowed four earned runs on four hits and walked two in just 1/3 of an inning Wednesday against the Mets.
Insight: That will put a dent in the ERA. Phelps had won two straight games and pitched to a 3.27 ERA in 33 innings since joining the rotation earlier this month. Ivan Nova threw five innings of one-run ball (5 H, 1 BB, 6 K) in relief to enter himself into the rotation conversation. The team is currently awaiting the returns of Andy Pettitte and Michael Pineda, but will still need a fifth starter even after those pitchers come back.
Derek Jeter, SS5/29/2013 5:22:00 PM
Description: Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (ankle) has been cleared to play catch, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.
Insight: Jeter suffered a broken ankle during the playoffs last season and a setback in spring training that will put him out until after the All-Star break. The next step for Jeter will be to field grounders and starting hitting.
Hiroki Kuroda, SP5/29/2013 4:44:00 PM
Description: Based on performance, Hiroki Kuroda has been the Yankees ace this season with a 6-3 record, 2.39 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP.
Insight: Kuroda has had to leave two separate starts after being hit by a comebacker but otherwise has thrown at least seven innings in eight of his nine healthy starts this year.
Mariano Rivera, RP5/29/2013 4:33:00 PM
Description: Yankees closer Mariano Rivera blew his first save in 19 chances Tuesday against the Mets.
Insight: Rivera has been as good as ever this year, posting a 1.86 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP in 19 1/3 innings. Tuesday should be viewed as a minor hiccup and nothing more.
Vernon Wells, LF5/29/2013 3:53:00 PM
Description: Yankees outfielder Vernon Wells is not in Wednesday's starting lineup. The Yankees will go with Ichio Suzuki in left, Brett gardner in center amd Brennan Boesch in right field.
Insight: Wells has been scuffling lately, batting just .091 over his last 22 at-bats. The veteran outfielder has been a major surprise this year, hitting .263 with 10 homers, 24 RBI, 24 runs and four steals.
Andy Pettitte, SP5/29/2013 3:00:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Andy Pettitte (strained trapezius muscle) has had no setbacks during his bullpen and simulated game throwing and could return as soon as next week, according to general manager Brian Cashman.
Insight: Pettitte is 4-3 this season with a 3.83 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 39 strikeouts in 49 1/3 innings.
Kevin Youkilis, 3B5/29/2013 12:59:00 PM
Description: Yankees third baseman Kevin Youkilis (back) and Mark Teixeira both made a rehab start at Double-A Trenton Wednesday and both hope to return to the big club in time for the weekend series.
Insight: Youkilis has played just one game since April 20 due to a lumbar spine sprain and was placed on the DL retroactive to April 28. He was averaging .266 with a pair of home runs and seven RBI in 17 games.
Mark Teixeira, 1B5/29/2013 12:53:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira (wrist) played for Double-A Trenton Wednesday and should get one more game on Thursday before rejoining the Yankees, possibly for the weekend series.
Insight: Teixeira suffered a torn tendon sheath in his right wrist while taking batting practice for team USA on March 5. Although Lyle Overbay has played well in a substitute role, he'll return to being a backup when Teixeira is ready.
Kevin Youkilis, 3B5/28/2013 6:55:00 PM
Description: Yankees third baseman Kevin Youkilis (back) will start his minor league rehab stint with Double-A Trenton Wednesday, according to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News.
Insight: Youkilis has played just one game since April 20 due to a lumbar spine sprain and was placed on the DL retroactive to April 28. He could be activated by this weekend.
Hiroki Kuroda, SP5/28/2013 10:33:00 AM
Description: Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda is probable for Tuesday's scheduled start against the New York Mets while dealing with a bruised right calf.
Insight: Kuroda was hit in the calf by a comebacker in the second inning last Wednesday and was forced to leave the game. He' pitched solid baseball this season going 6-3 with a 2.67 ERA and 1.055 WHIP.
CC Sabathia, SPCold5/26/2013 5:20:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter CC Sabathia allowed seven hits and seven runs as the Yankees were beaten 8-3 by the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday.
Insight: Fantasy owners have to be concerned by Sabathia's last three starts in which he's gone 19.2 innings and yielded 28 hits and 13 earned runs. He's lost a few m.p.h. on the fastball and it's showing in all categories.
Ben Francisco, RF5/26/2013 12:25:00 PM
Description: Yankees outfielder Ben Francisco has been designated for assignment.
Insight: Francisco only logged 44 at bats during his brief stint with the Bombers. He'll probably find another gig but we doubt Francisco will be able to produce anything fantasy-worthy.
David Phelps, RP5/25/2013 3:41:00 PM
Description: Yankees righthander David Phelps has been diagnosed with a brusied right forearm. SOURCE: Bryan Hoch, MLB.com
Insight: Phelps went for X-rays after getting hit by a line drive Friday night against Tampa Bay. Luckily, the X-rays came back negative. His next start is scheduled for Wednesday against the Mets.
Curtis Granderson, CF5/25/2013 3:18:00 PM
Description: New York outfielder Curtis Granderson has been placed on the disabled list.
Insight: He broke his finger after getting hit by a pitch Friday night against the Rays. Ichiro and Vernon Wells will man the two corner outfield positions while Granderson is out.
Robinson Cano, 2B5/25/2013 11:06:00 AM
Description: Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano is 4-for-9 (.444) with a home run against undefeated Rays' starter Matt Moore.
Insight: Cano is having another fine season batting .291 with 13 home runs and 34 RBI.
David Phelps, RP5/24/2013 10:19:00 PM
Description: Yankees manager Joe Girardi expects right-hander David Phelps to have a bruised forearm. Phelps will have precautionary X-rays. SOURCE: Bryan Hoch, MLB.com
Insight: Phelps allowed four earned runs on six hits in 7 2/3 innings to win his third game of the season Friday night against the Rays but he had to leave in the eighth inning after being drilled by a line drive off the bat of Ben Zobrist.
Curtis Granderson, CF5/24/2013 10:18:00 PM
Description: Yankees manager Joe Girardi said after Friday's game against the Rays that outfielder Curtis Granderson will miss a minimum of four weeks, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com. Granderson suffered a broken left pinky knuckle after being hit by a pitch Friday night.
Insight: Granderson was playing in just his eighth game since returning from a fractured forearm, which also was caused by a HBP.
Brett Gardner, LF5/24/2013 10:08:00 PM
Description: Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer Friday against the Rays.
Insight: Gardner hits too many flyballs (37.2 percent) for a guy with mediocre power. Gardner also is hitting just .226 on grounders this season and .254 overall.
Curtis Granderson, CF5/24/2013 9:51:00 PM
Description: Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson was hit by a pitch in the left hand Friday and X-rays revealed a fracture of his fifth metacarpal (pinky knuckle), according to Buster Olney of ESPN.
Insight: Granderson was playing in his eighth game since returning from a fractured forearm, which also was caused by a HBP. No timetable has been announced.
David Phelps, RP5/24/2013 8:39:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander David Phelps was drilled in the right forearm in the eighth inning Friday against the Rays and had to leave the game.
Insight: The Yankees already lost Curtis Granderson to a broken pinky knuckle after he was hit on the hand during this game. Phelps allowed four earned runs on six hits in 7 2/3 innings and is headed for his third win of the year. He has been outstanding since joining New York's rotation.
Ivan Nova, SP5/24/2013 5:38:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova (triceps, back, side) has been activated from the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Nova was placed on the DL on April 27 with right triceps inflammation and he also tweaked his back and side while playing catch in mid-May. Nova is listed as a reliever Friday, and the team has no immediate plans to put him back in the rotation, according to Chad Jennings of LoHud.com. Vidal Nuno is still listed as the starter for Saturday.
Kevin Youkilis, 3B5/24/2013 5:36:00 PM
Description: Yankees third baseman Kevin Youkilis (back) will play in an extended spring training game along with Mark Teixeira (wrist) Saturday, according to Chad Jennings of LoHud.com.
Insight: Youkilis has played just one game since April 20 due to a lumbar spine sprain and was placed on the DL retroactive to April 28. He reportedly is on track to return next week.
Mark Teixeira, 1B5/24/2013 5:31:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira (wrist) expects to play for Double-A Trenton Wednesday and Thursday and could rejoin the Yankees after that. SOURCE: Bryan Hoch, MLB.com.
Insight: Teixeira suffered a torn tendon sheath in his right wrist while taking batting practice for team USA on March 5. A May 31 or June 1 return seems realistic at this point.
Robinson Cano, 2B5/24/2013 9:48:00 AM
Description: Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano is 11-for-23 (.478) versus right-hander Roberto Hernandez of Tampa Bay.
Insight: Unfortunately, 10 of the 11 hits are singles, but Cano has 13 homers among 24 extra base hits this season and could extend those numbers in this favorable matchup.
Curtis Granderson, CF5/24/2013 9:45:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson is a career .436 hitter (17-for-39) with three homers and a 1.419 OPS against Tampa Bay starter Roberto Hernandez.
Insight: Granderson is 7-for-26 with two extra-base hits in his first seven games since returning from a fractured forearm. The outfielder has hit 84 homers combined over the last two seasons. This favorable matchup might get him started.
Ivan Nova, SP5/23/2013 5:25:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova could return from the DL as soon as the team gets back from this weekend's three-game series in Tampa, acording to Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com.
Insight: Nova was placed on the DL on April 27 with right triceps inflammation and he also tweaked his back and side while plying catch in mid-May. With David Phelps pitching well, Nova might be the odd man out when Michael Pineda returns next month.
Michael Pineda, SP5/23/2013 5:19:00 PM
Description: Yankees righty Michael Pineda (shoulder) threw five innings Thursday in an extended spring training game, according to Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger.
Insight: Pineda's fastball sat at 93 mph, according to Yankees GM Brian Cashman. The right-hander could start a minor league rehab assignment after one more extended spring appearance. He should be added in all leagues, as he had a 3.74 ERA, a 1.10 WHIP and 173 strikeouts as a rookie with the Mariners in 2011 before missing all of last year following shoulder surgery.
Kevin Youkilis, 3B5/23/2013 5:10:00 PM
Description: Yankees third baseman Kevin Youkilis (back) is "maybe a week" away from returning, according to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News.
Insight: Youkilis has played just one game since April 20 due to a lumbar spine sprain and was placed on the DL retroactive to April 28.
Mark Teixeira, 1B5/23/2013 5:06:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira could begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Double-A Trenton, according to Erik Boland of Newsday.
Insight: Teixeira suffered a torn tendon sheath in his right wrist while taking batting practice for team USA on March 5. He hit in simulated games this week and took batting practice Thursday in Tampa. He should be back by the first week of June at the latest.
Hiroki Kuroda, SPHot5/22/2013 10:40:00 PM
Description: Yankees manager Joe Girardi said after Wednesday's game that he'd be "shocked" if Hiroki Kuroda had to miss a start due to his left calf contusion, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.
Insight: Kuroda was hit in the calf by a comebacker in the second inning and left before recording an out in the third Wednesday against the Orioles. The right-hander's next start would come against the Mets if he can make it.
Curtis Granderson, CF5/22/2013 10:23:00 PM
Description: Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson went 3-for-3 with his first homer of the season Wednesday against the Orioles.
Insight: Granderson was 4-for-23 with zero extra-base hits in his first six games since returning from a fractured forearm. The outfielder has hit 84 homers combined over the last two seasons.
Hiroki Kuroda, SPHot5/22/2013 9:27:00 PM
Description: The Yankees have confirmed that right-hander Hiroki Kuroda left his start Wednesday's with a bruised calf, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.
Insight: Kuroda was hit in the calf by a comebacker in the second inning and left before recording an out in the third. YES Network cameras also caught Kuroda grimacing while trying to stretch his back, but we now know for sure that the calf injury caused his exit.
Hiroki Kuroda, SPHot5/22/2013 8:48:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda left his start Wednesday due to an injury, according to Jack Curry of the YES Network.
Insight: Kuroda was hit in the calf by a comebacker the previous inning, which might be the reason he came out. However, YES cameras also showed Kuroda grimace as he tried to stretch his back.
Brett Gardner, LF5/22/2013 4:25:00 PM
Description: Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner will get a routine day of Wednesday in the series finale with the Orioles.
Insight: Gardner is doing a little of everything, but isn't great at anything (.256, 3 HR, 16 RBI, 9 SB, 23 runs scored). He is 1-for-7 in the series.
Phil Hughes, SPCold5/21/2013 10:05:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Phil Hughes bounced back from a disastrous outing his last time out with six two-run innings Tuesday in a no decision against Baltimore.
Insight: Hughes gave up five hits, walked two and allowed two solo homers to Chris Dickerson. The right-hander has a 5.51 ERA this season and has given up 10 homers in 47 1/3 innings.
Kevin Youkilis, 3B5/21/2013 9:42:00 PM
Description: Yankees third baseman Kevin Youkilis (back) played an extended spring training game Tuesday.
Insight: Youkilis has played just one game since April 20 due to a back injury and was placed on the DL retroactive to April 28. He could return in a few weeks barring a setback.
Ichiro Suzuki, RFCold5/21/2013 4:18:00 PM
Description: New York right fielder Ichiro Suzuki is not in Tuesday's starting lineup. The Yankees will start Curtis Granderson, Brett Gardner and Vernon Wells.
Insight: This is not the Ichiro that has to be started everyday. He's batting .241 with a .613 OPS and five steals in 39 games.
Curtis Granderson, CFCold5/21/2013 9:34:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson is 0-for-6 against Baltimore starter Miguel Gonzalez with three strikouts.
Insight: Granderson is 4-for-19 since returning to the lineup after breaking his arm in spring training, including 0-for-8 in his last two games. This is not a favorable matchup.
Robinson Cano, 2B5/20/2013 10:22:00 AM
Description: Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano is just 2-for-15 (.133) versus journeyman starter Freddy Garcia.
Insight: Cano has been one of the safest picks in fantasy baseball over the past four years, and 2013 has proven to be no different. He has 12 homers to go with a .295 average and 31 RBI. This matchup, however, is a rare unfavorable one for the Yankees All-Star.
Curtis Granderson, CF5/20/2013 10:20:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson has twice as many strikeouts as hits in his career matchups with Orioles starter Freddy Garcia (12 vs. six hits) and a less than desired .171 batting average.
Insight: Granderson is 4-for-15 since returning to the lineup for the first time after breaking his arm in spring training. This is not a favorable matchup.
Travis Hafner, DH5/20/2013 10:13:00 AM
Description: Yankees DH Travis Hafner is a career .455 hitter with four homers and a 1.379 OPS versus Baltimore right-hander Freddy Garcia.
Insight: Hafner is still a threat against right-handers, batting .278 this season, with five of his seven homers and a .906 OPS. He should definitely be in fantasy lineups in this favorable matchup, assuming Joe Girardi puts him in the Yankees lineup on Monday.
Vernon Wells, LF5/19/2013 9:19:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Vernon Wells is 1-for-11 with four strikeouts over his last three games, but he has a favorable matchup Sunday against Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey.
Insight: Wells is a .438 hitter (.438) with two doubles against Dickey. The veteran outfielder has been a major surprise this year, hitting .286 with 10 homers, 23 RBI, 22 runs and four steals.
David Phelps, RP5/18/2013 8:39:00 PM
Description: Yankees right-hander David Phelps shut down Toronto over seven innings Saturday to pick up his second win of the year.
Insight: Phelps allowed six hits and one run, walked three and fanned eight. The right-hander has gone 1-1 with a 2.84 ERA and a 24/10 K/BB over 25 1/3 innings since joining the starting rotation in place of the injured Ivan Nova.
Travis Hafner, DH5/18/2013 8:36:00 PM
Description: Yankees DH Travis Hafner homered off Blue Jays reliever Darren Oliver in the eighth inning Saturday. He has been dealing with a shoulder injury over the past week.
Insight: Hafner is just 4-for-21 against lefties this season, but two of the hits are home runs. With Curtis Granderson back in action, the Yankees have just two lineup spots for Vernon Wells, Ichiro Suzuki and Travis Hafner to fill, so manager Joe Girardi will have to mix and match.
Robinson Cano, 2B5/18/2013 8:31:00 PM
Description: Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano went 2-for-4 with a pair of two-run homers Saturday against the Blue Jays.
Insight: Cano has been one of the safest picks in fantasy baseball over the past four years, and 2013 has proven to be no different. He has 12 homers to go with a .295 average and 31 RBI.
Travis Hafner, DH5/18/2013 11:03:00 AM
Description: Yankees DH Travis Hafner is a career .357 hitter (5-for-14) with five extra base hits and a 1.438 OPS against Blue Jays starter Brandon Morrow.
Insight: Hafner hasn't played since Monday due to a shoulder peoblem, but should be ready for this favorable matchup. He hasn't been hitting well either, batting .158 over the past two weeks, but this is a nice opportunity. Update - Hafner is in Saturday's starting lineup.
Curtis Granderson, CF5/18/2013 9:45:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson has struck out in 11 of 19 at-bats versus Toronto starter Brandon Morrow with just two hits.
Insight: Granderson is 4-for-11 since returning to the lineup for the first time since breaking his arm in spring training. This is not a favorable matchup.
Travis Hafner, DH5/18/2013 9:38:00 AM
Description: Yankees DH Travis Hafner is a career .357 hitter (5-for-14) with five extra base hits and a 1.438 OPS against Blue Jays starter Brandon Morrow.
Insight: Hafner hasn't played since Monday due to a shoulder peoblem, but should be ready for this favorable matchup. He hasn't been hitting well either, batting .158 over the past two weeks, but this is a nice opportunity.
Hiroki Kuroda, SPHot5/17/2013 9:45:00 PM
Description: New York righthander Hiroki Kuroda was dominant Friday in a win against Toronto.
Insight: Kuroda fanned five and walked just one batter over eight shutout innings. The 38-year-old is 6-2 with a 1.99 ERA in nine starts this season. That 1.99 ERA is good for fourth-best in the American League.
Andy Pettitte, SP5/17/2013 8:21:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Andy Pettitte has been diagnosed with a strained trapezius muscle.
Insight: He's been placed on the DL. Rookie lefthander Vidal Nuno will absorb Pettitte's spot in the starting rotation.
Travis Hafner, DHCold5/17/2013 11:15:00 AM
Description: Yankees DH Travis Hafner is dealing with right shoulder tendinitis and is questionable for Friday's game against Toronto.
Insight: Hafner has been scuffling in May, hitting .133 in his last 10 games, and perhaps the shoulder is to blame. With Curtis Granderson back from the disabled list, the Yankees have four outfielders and can use one of them at DH so Hafner can rest his sore shoulder.
Lyle Overbay, 1B5/17/2013 9:52:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Lyle Overbay should get the day off on Friday based on his 0-for-18 history against Blue Jays lefty Mark Buehrle. That includes eight strikeouts.
Insight: Overbay has done a solid job as a fill-in first baseman for the Yankees, hitting .260 with six homers and 24 RBI. Mark Teixeira will be back by June 1, so Overbay only will have usefulness to fantasy owners for another two weeks, but not in this matchup.
Vernon Wells, LFHot5/17/2013 9:46:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Vernon Wells is a .480 hitter (24-for-50) with three homers and a 1.289 OPS against Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle.
Insight: Wells (.295, 10 HR, 23 RBI) is one of the biggest reasons the Yankees are playing over .500 baseball despite their numberous injuries. He'll likely continue to start even with the return of Curtis Granderson as long as he's hitting at this level. He's a must start on Friday in this favorable matchup.
Robinson Cano, 2B5/17/2013 9:43:00 AM
Description: New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano is a career .400 hitter (8-for-20) versus Toronto left-hander Mark Buehrle with thee home runs, nine RBI and a 1.405 OPS.
Insight: Cano (.298, 10 HR, 26 RBI) has not been hitting the ball well over the past two weeks (.245, .669 OPS), but this matchup could get the best second baseman in the game started again.
Andy Pettitte, SP5/16/2013 9:26:00 PM
Description: New York lefthander Andy Pettitte suffered an injury Thursday against the Mariners. SOURCE: Bryan Hoch, MLB.com
Insight: He left the game after just 4 2/3 innings. We should have an update on Pettitte's status later tonight.
Ichiro Suzuki, RFCold5/16/2013 10:38:00 AM
Description: New York right fielder Ichiro Suzuki is 0-for-20 with five strikeouts over his last five games and has a terrible matchup Thursday against the Mariners.
Insight: Ichiro is 1-for-16 (.063) against Seattle starter Aaron Harang. Now that Curtis Granderson is back in the lineup, Ichiro will need to hit better to remain in the everyday lineup. He shouldn't be in any fantasy lineups for the foreseeable future.
Lyle Overbay, 1B5/16/2013 10:36:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Lyle Overbay has hit .458 with five doubles in 24 career at-bats against Mariners starter Aaron Harang.
Insight: Overbay has done a solid job as a fill-in first baseman for the Yankees, hitting .266 with six homers and 24 RBI. Mark Teixeira will be back by the end of the month, so Overbay only will have usefulness to fantasy owners for another two weeks. Make sure he's in your lineup Thursday against Harang.
Phil Hughes, SPCold5/15/2013 10:31:00 PM
Description: The Mariners greeted Yankees starter Phil Hughes with six hits and seven earned runs in the first inning, knocking Hughes out after just two outs had been recorded.
Insight: Hughes had a 3.60 ERA after his start on May 4, but it didn't last. He has given up 13 hits and 13 earned runs in 6 1/3 over his last two turns. Fantasy owners should know by now that Hughes is extremely boom-or-bust.
Vernon Wells, LF5/15/2013 10:30:00 PM
Description: Yankees outfielder Vernon Wells went yard for the 10th time this season Wednesday against the Mariners.
Insight: With Curtis Granderson back in action, it's unclear if Wells will have an everyday spot in the lineup since the Yankees also need to get Ichiro at-bats in right field and Travis Hafner at-bats at DH, but Wells certainly has earned it over the other two.
Travis Hafner, DHCold5/15/2013 5:39:00 PM
Description: Yankees DH Travis Hafner is dealing with right shoulder tendinitis but he hopes to be back in the lineup Thursday, according to Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger.
Insight: Hafner has been scuffling in May, hitting .133 in his last 10 games, and perhaps the shoulder is to blame. Curtis Granderson returned to action Tuesday, so New York's lineup is a little more crowded.
Mark Teixeira, 1B5/15/2013 11:22:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira told Bryan Hoch of mlb.com that he expects to be playing in the big leagues before June 1.
Insight: Teixeira suffered a torn tendon sheath in his right wrist, while taking batting practice for team USA on March 5. Curtis Granderson came back Tuesday and Teixeira seems to be two weeks away. The Yankees are getting healthier - look out East Division.
CC Sabathia, SP5/14/2013 10:50:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter CC Sabathia allowed 10 hits but he also struck out 10 batters in 6 1/3 innings Tuesday against the Mariners.
Insight: Sabathia walked two and allowed three runs (two earned) in a no decision. The left-hander is dealing with diminished velocity and has been throwing his changeup more often this season. He has allowed 61 hits and eight homers in 59 1/3 innings (1.28 WHIP), but has been effective nevertheless (3.19 ERA, 54/15 K/BB).
Travis Hafner, DHCold5/14/2013 4:50:00 PM
Description: Yankees DH Travis Hafner is dealing with right shoulder soreness and will undergo an MRI. SOURCE: Andy Martino, New York Daily News
Insight: Hafner has been scuffling in May, hitting .133 in his last 10 games, so perhaps this has something to do with it. With Curtis Granderson returning Tuesday, the Yankees lineup just got a little more crowded.
Curtis Granderson, CF5/14/2013 3:20:00 PM
Description: Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson (forearm) has been activated from the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Granderson batted .400 over 20 rehab at-bats. He hit 43 homers last season and 41 the year before. He's a must-start.
Lyle Overbay, 1B5/14/2013 10:50:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Lyle Overbay is just 2-for-15 (.133) against Seattle starter Felix Hernandez.
Insight: Overbay has done a solid job in his temporary role at first base. Too bad Mark Teixeira isn't healthy because he has always had success against Hernandez (.311 with five home runs in 61 at-bats).
Robinson Cano, 2B5/14/2013 10:45:00 AM
Description: New York second baseman Robinson Cano is a career .366 hitter (15-for-41) versus Seattle ace Felix Hernandez with a pair of home runs.
Insight: Cano (.299, 10 HR, 23 RBI) had a tough day in Monday's makeup doubleheader in Cleveland (1-for-9), but has always hit well against "King Felix."
Corban Joseph, 2B5/13/2013 11:59:00 AM
Description: The Yankees will start just called up Corban Joseph at first base in the first game of Monday's doubleheader with Cleveland.
Insight: Joseph hit .270 with four homers and 10 RBI in 31 games at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B5/13/2013 11:35:00 AM
Description: New York third baseman Alex Rodriguez (hip surgery) was hitting off a tee and running at the Yankees' Tampa complex last week.
Insight: It's the first step toward his return to the playing field. There is still no exact timetable, but if there are no setbacks he could be ready somewhere around the All-Star break. That's around the same time Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira are also hoping to return to action.
Curtis Granderson, CF5/13/2013 11:32:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson (forearm) could return to the team as early as Tuesday.
Insight: Granderson has been on a rehab assignment at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and is batting .412 over 17 at-bats. He's a must start as soon as he is activated. He hit 43 homers last season and 41 the year before.
Vernon Wells, LF5/13/2013 9:22:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Vernon Wells is a career .111 hitter in 18 at-bats against Cleveland starter Justin Masterson..
Insight: Wells has been one of the guys carrying the Yankees offense while New York waits until the return of the injured starters. He's batting .295 with 9 HR and 20 RBI, but this matchup isn't a good one.
Brett Gardner, LF5/13/2013 9:20:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner is just 1-for-11 (.091) against Cleveland right-hander Justin Masterson.
Insight: Gardner is doing a little of everything, but isn't great at anything (.259, 3 HR, 14 RBI, 5 SB), however, Monday is an unfavorable matchup.
Robinson Cano, 2B5/12/2013 8:24:00 PM
Description: New York second baseman Robinson Cano reached double-digit homers Sunday in a victory over Kansas City.
Insight: Cano (.311, 10 HR, 23 RBI) has collected two or more hits in three out of his last four games. He's on pace for 45 homers this season, which is 12 more than he hit last year.
Travis Hafner, DHCold5/12/2013 10:02:00 AM
Description: Yankees DH Travis Hafner is 5-for-30 (.167) versus Royals right-hander Ervin Santana with 11 strikeouts and a .531 OPS.
Insight: After a huge April (.318, 6 HR, 17 RBI) Hafner has stumbled in May batting just .130 with zero homers and one RBI. This unfavorable matchup isn't likely to get him back on track.
Robinson Cano, 2B5/12/2013 10:00:00 AM
Description: Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano is a career .324 hitter (12-for-37) with five home runs against Royals starter Ervin Santana.
Insight: Cano is having another excellent season (.306, 9 HR, 21 RBI, 21 runs) though he went hitless on Saturday in another favorable matchup. He's also dealing with a sore foot after fouling a ball of it and aggravating the injury in the middle of the week.
Travis Hafner, DHCold5/11/2013 10:30:00 AM
Description: Yankees DH Travis Hafner is 3-for-17 versus Royals right-hander James Shields with five strikeouts and a .498 OPS.
Insight: After a huge April (.318, 6 HR, 17 RBI) Hafner has stumbled in May batting just .105 with zero homers and one RBI. This unfavorable matchup isn't likely to get him back on track.
Robinson Cano, 2BHot5/11/2013 10:23:00 AM
Description: Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano is a career .413 hitter (31-for-75) with four home runs against Royals starter James Shields.
Insight: Cano is having another excellent season (.311, 9 HR, 20 RBI, 21 runs) and his hitting along with that of Vernon Wells and Travis Hafner have lifted the Yankees to a winning record despite massive injuries to their starting lineup.
Robinson Cano, 2BHot5/10/2013 5:39:00 PM
Description: Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano's X-ray on his sore right foot came back negative, according to the New York Post.
Insight: Cano fouled a ball off his foot last weekend against the Athletics and aggravated the injury while covering first base against the Rockies. He appears to be fine.
Ichiro Suzuki, RF5/10/2013 9:59:00 AM
Description: New York right fielder Ichiro Suzuki is a career .500 hitter versus Royals right-hander Wade Davis in 16 at-bats.
Insight: He's had an unproductive season so far (.269, 1 HR, 6 RBI) but could become more valuable at the Yankees power hitters return from the disabled list and the lineup starts to score more runs. For now, he's only a spot starter, though today is one of those spots.
CC Sabathia, SP5/9/2013 9:45:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter CC Sabathia allowed one hit and one run in four innings Thursday against Colorado but a rain delay ended his day.
Insight: Sabathia (4-3, 3.23 ERA) came in having allowed 50 hits, including seven homers, over 49 innings this season, so it was good to see him dominate, even in a shortened outing.
Ichiro Suzuki, RF5/9/2013 12:57:00 PM
Description: New York right fielder Ichiro Suzuki is out for Thursday's series finale against Colorado.
Insight: He's had an unproductive season so far (.269, 1 HR, 6 RBI) and is only worth owning in deeper formats.
Curtis Granderson, CF5/8/2013 6:34:00 PM
Description: Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson (forearm) will join Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre for his minor league rehab assignment Thursday, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.
Insight: Granderson has been rehabbing from the fractured forearm he suffered when he was hit by a pitch on Feb. 24. Manager Joe Girardi said on April 30 that Granderson will need 50 rehab at-bats before he's ready to return.
Eduardo Nunez, SS5/5/2013 5:01:00 PM
Description: Yankees shortstop Eduardo Nunez left Sunday's game against Oakland because of a rib cage injury. SOURCE: Dan Barbarisi, Wall Street Journal
Insight: His MRI came back clean so it doesn't sound like Nunez will have to go on the DL. He'll probably be kept out as a precaution Tuesday versus Colorado.
Mark Teixeira, 1B5/5/2013 10:08:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira will report to the Yankees' complex in Tampa to continue his rehab from a torn tendon sheath in his right wrist, but expects to take live batting practice on the field before he leaves Sunday. SOURCE: NYDailyNews.com
Insight: Teixeira suffered the injury batting practice for team USA on March 5, and this is the first time since the injury that he will take batting practice. He's still without a timetable, but could return by the end of this month or early in June if he avoids a setback.
Lyle Overbay, 1B5/4/2013 7:40:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Lyle Overbay has three homers in his last six games.
Insight: Overbay went deep as part of a 2-for-3 day at the plate Saturday against Oakland. He's hitting .253 with five homers and 13 RBI and will continue to start at first base for New York until Mark Teixeira returns in late-May.
Phil Hughes, SPHot5/4/2013 7:38:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Phil Hughes continue to pitch well Saturday against the Oakland Athletics and finally picked up his first win of the season.
Insight: Hughes walked two, struck out nine and allowed four hits over eight scoreless innings Saturday. The right-hander has a 1.93 ERA and a 30/5 K/BB in 28 innings over his last four starts.
Phil Hughes, SPHot5/4/2013 12:13:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Phil Hughes doesn't have the wins to show it, but he's pitched very well over his last three starts.
Insight: Hughes struck out nine batters and walked just one last Sunday in his third consecutive outing yielding exactly two runs and going at least six innings.
Travis Hafner, DH5/4/2013 10:20:00 AM
Description: Yankees DH Travis Hafner is hitless in 15 at-bats against Oakland starter Bartolo Colon with four strikeouts.
Insight: Hafner had a fantastic month of April, just when the Yankees needed him the most, batting .318 with six homers, 17 RBI and a 1.014 OPS. He's hitless in eight May at-bats and this unfavorable matchup isn't likely to help those numbers.
Joba Chamberlain, RP5/2/2013 4:27:00 PM
Description: The Yankees have placed Joba Chamberlain on the DL with a strained oblique.
Insight: The Yankees disabled list is awfully crowded. Chamberlain has a 3.86 ERA, but he has walked six batters and allowed 10 hits while striking out seven in 9 1/3 innings and has no fantasy value.
Michael Pineda, SP5/2/2013 4:25:00 PM
Description: Yankees righty Michael Pineda (shoulder) threw an extended spring training game and hit 95 mph on the gun while sitting at 93 mph consistently. SOURCE: Bryan Hoch, MLB.com
Insight: Yankees GM Brian Cashman called it "a good, physical day." Pineda's recovery from shoulder surgery appears to be going well and he could return anywhere from late-June to mid-July.
Hiroki Kuroda, SPHot4/30/2013 10:46:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda allowed just four hits to work around four walks and held Houston scoreless in seven innings Tuesday.
Insight: Kuroda's April got off to an inauspicious start when a line drive hit his finger in the second inning of his first start, but he rebounded to finish 4-1 with a 2.25 ERA, a 1.08 WHIP and a 30/11 K/BB in 36 innings.
Travis Hafner, DHHot4/30/2013 10:43:00 PM
Description: Yankees DH Travis Hafner collected three hits and three RBI in four at-bats Tuesday night against Houston.
Insight: Hafner had a fantastic month of April, hitting .318 with six homers, 17 RBI and 12 walks. Just 14 of his 66 at-bats this season have come against left-handers.
Curtis Granderson, CF4/30/2013 7:14:00 PM
Description: Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson (forearm) is in spring training mode, but should progress to rehab games soon and be back in action in mid-May. SOURCE: Andrew Marchand, ESPNNY.com
Insight: Granderson has been rehabbing from the fractured forearm he suffered when he was hit by a pitch on Feb. 24. He'll need 50 rehab at-bats before he's ready to return. "He's probably pretty close," manager Joe Girardi said.
Mark Teixeira, 1B4/30/2013 6:51:00 PM
Description: Andrew Marchand of ESPNNY.com reports that the best case for Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira's return to the lineup is the end of May, but added that June is more likely.
Insight: Teixeira sustained a partially torn tendon sheath in his right wrist while taking batting practice for team USA on March 5. The original timetable for Teixeira's recovery was 8-to-10 weeks, but it looks like he'll be out longer than that.
Kevin Youkilis, 3B4/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Description: Yankees third baseman Kevin Youkilis (back) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 28.
Insight: Youkilis has been dealing with a back injury since April 20, but he returned for one game on April 27, which reset his DL clock. Jayson Nix will continue to handle third base duties for the banged up Yankees.
Ichiro Suzuki, LF4/30/2013 10:42:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki is hitless in nine at-bats versus Houston starter Philip Humber.
Insight: When a career .322 hitter like Ichiro is batting .000 against a pitcher, even one that 0-5 this season, it's a significant statistic. It's best to avoid this matchup.
Kevin Youkilis, 3B4/29/2013 11:00:00 PM
Description: New York Yankees corner infielder Kevin Youkilis' MRI was negative. He'll have an epidural on Tuesday and the team will decide whether he'll be placed on the DL or not in the coming hours, according to Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger.
Insight: Youkilis has been dealing with a back injury since April 20. He returned for one game on April 27 after missing six, so if the team places him on the DL it will have to be retroactive to that date.
Andy Pettitte, SP4/29/2013 10:13:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Andy Pettitte struggled with his command Monday against Houston and allowed 10 hits and seven runs in 4 1/3 innings.
Insight: Pettitte's troubles began early, when Houston scored three runs in the top of the first inning. The lefty brought a 2.22 ERA into the game but left with a 3.86. He'll get Oakland this weekend.
Kevin Youkilis, 3B4/29/2013 4:36:00 PM
Description: New York Yankees corner infielder Kevin Youkilis (back) is not in Monday's lineup, and we're still awaiting results of the MRI he had earlier today.
Insight: Youkilis started out batting .424 through nine games, but he is 3-for-31 over his last eight. Returning for a game on April 27 after six straight absences will prevent the Yankees from placing him on the DL retroactive to April 20, the day he first suffered the injury.
Phil Hughes, SP4/28/2013 5:14:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Phil Hughes has allowed 19 hits and six earned runs over 20 innings in his last three starts.
Insight: Hughes struck out nine batters and walked just one on Sunday and has a 22/3 K/BB in his last three turns. The right-hander gave up eight earned and 17 hits in his first seven innings this year.
Kevin Youkilis, 3B4/28/2013 4:48:00 PM
Description: New York Yankees corner infielder Kevin Youkilis (back) will undergo an MRI Monday, according to Andrew Marchand of ESPNNY.com.
Insight: Youkilis started out batting .424 through nine games, but he is 3-for-31 over his last eight.
Kevin Youkilis, 3B4/28/2013 11:29:00 AM
Description: New York Yankees corner infielder Kevin Youkilis is not in Sunday's starting lineup. A tight lower back caused Youkilis to miss six straight games, before he played on Saturday.
Insight: Youkilis returned to the lineup on Saturday against the Blue Jays after missing six games and went hitless. He's batting a barely respectable .266 with a pair of homers and seven RBI, but the injury-filled Yankees roster needs him in the lineup.
Lyle Overbay, 1B4/28/2013 8:59:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Lyle Overbay has just one hit in 14 career at-bats versus Toronto starter R.A. Dickey (.071).
Insight: Overbay (.222, 2 HR, 9 RBI) shouldn't be in the lineup on Sunday with this unfavorable matchup, but with all the injuries to the Yankees he might have to be out there. He shouldn't be in your fantasy lineup.
Vernon Wells, LFHot4/28/2013 8:56:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Vernon Wells owns a .538 batting average in 13 at-bats against Blue Jays hurler R.A. Dickey.
Insight: Not much power in the seven hits (five singles, two doubles), but the high average means he's seeing the knuckleball clearly. Wells has been a huge addition to the injured Yankees lineup, batting .309 with six home runs and 12 RBI through the first 21 games.
Ivan Nova, SP4/27/2013 4:38:00 PM
Description: New York starter Ivan Nova has been placed on the 15-day DL because of right triceps inflammation.
Insight: Another injury? It's just been that kind of season for the Bombers. Maybe Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni will lend a shoulder for Joe Girardi to cry on.
Kevin Youkilis, 3B4/27/2013 1:02:00 PM
Description: New York Yankees corner infielder Kevin Youkilis will return to the lineup on Saturday against the Blue Jays.
Insight: A tight lower back caused Youkilis to miss six straight games. He's batting a respectable .279 with a pair of homers and seven RBI. As quickly as the Yankees are losing starters (Cervelli last night), they need Youkilis back in the lineup.
Francisco Cervelli, C4/27/2013 10:42:00 AM
Description: New York catcher Francisco Cervelli (fractured hand) will undergo surgery on Saturday and early estimates are for him to be sidelined for at least six weeks, according to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News
Insight: The Yankees will most likely promote Austin Romine from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre where he was batting .333 with a homer and four RBI in 14 games.
Chris Stewart, C4/27/2013 10:41:00 AM
Description: With Francisco Cervelli sidelined for six weeks, the Yankees will rely primarily on Chris Stewart to handle the chores behind the plate.
Insight: The Yankees will most likely promote Austin Romine from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre where he was batting .333 with a homer and four RBI in 14 games, but Stewart (.304, 1 HR, 4 RBI, .795 OPS) should get the majority of the work.
Ivan Nova, SP4/26/2013 8:54:00 PM
Description: Yankees righthander Ivan Nova exited Friday night's game in Toronto after spraining his right elbow. SOURCE: Bryan Hoch, MLB.com
Insight: Nova only made it through two innings on Friday. David Phelps would likely fill in if Nova misses his next turn in the starting rotation.
Francisco Cervelli, C4/26/2013 8:46:00 PM
Description: New York catcher Francisco Cervelli has been diagnosed with a fractured hand. SOURCE: YES Network
Insight: When Cervelli goes on the disabled list, Chris Stewart will be the only active catcher on New York's roster. The Yankees will likely be forced to call up a catcher from Triple-A to account for Cervelli's absence.
Francisco Cervelli, C4/26/2013 7:50:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli injured his right hand Friday against the Blue Jays. SOURCE: David Lennon, Newsday
Insight: The injury occurred after Cervelli was hit by a foul tip in the first at bat of the game. Chris Stewart will handle the catching duties for the rest of the evening.
Kevin Youkilis, 3B4/26/2013 5:39:00 PM
Description: New York corner infielder Kevin Youkilis won't see the field Friday against the Blue Jays.
Insight: A tight lower back will cause Youkilis to miss his fifth straight game. A trip to the DL could be in the cards for the often-injured third baseman.
Kevin Youkilis, 3B4/26/2013 1:30:00 PM
Description: Yankees 1B/3B Kevin Youkilis sat Thursday night and is questionable for Friday's game against Toronto.
Insight: He still has tightness in his lower back. Lyle Overbay and Jayson Nix would likely cover the two corner positions if Youkilis (.279, 2 HR, 7 RBI) can't play.
Derek Jeter, SS4/25/2013 6:00:00 PM
Description: Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter wouldn't give a set date for his return but he did say that he expects to be back before the end of the 2013 season. SOURCE: Mark Feinsand, New York Daily News
Insight: Jeter hasn't played since suffering a broken ankle last October. Eduardo Nunez has been starting in Jeter's place, though he hasn't made much of an impact in fantasy up to this point (.184 AVG in 49 at bats).
Kevin Youkilis, 3BCold4/25/2013 4:20:00 PM
Description: Yankees first and third baseman Kevin Youkilis will take a seat Thursday night against Toronto.
Insight: He still has tightness in his lower back. Former Blue Jay Lyle Overbay will grab the start at first with Jayson Nix manning the hot corner.
Ichiro Suzuki, LF4/25/2013 9:44:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki is hitless in nine at-bats versus Houston starter Philip Humber.
Insight: When a career .322 hitter like Ichiro is batting .000 against a pitcher, even one that 0-5 this season, it's a significant statistic. It's best to avoid this matchup.
Vernon Wells, LF4/25/2013 9:42:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Vernon Wells owns a .489 average in 47 at-bats against Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle.
Insight: Wells took Buehrle deep just last week at the Rogers Centre. He's hitting .296 with five homers and 10 runs in 18 games.
Curtis Granderson, CF4/24/2013 9:10:00 PM
Description: Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson (forearm) is on pace to return in the first week of May, according to Yankees.com.
Insight: Granderson has been rehabbing from the fractured forearm he suffered when he was hit by a pitch on Feb. 24. He took 15 swings in a batting cage on Wednesday and will progress to taking batting practice on the field.
Mark Teixeira, 1B4/24/2013 12:53:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira (wrist) told Bryan Hoch of mlb.com that he won't be able to meet his goal of playing on May 1.
Insight: Teixeira sustained a partially torn tendon sheath in his right wrist while taking batting practice for team USA on March 5. The original timetable for Teixeira's recovery was 8-to-10 weeks. it looks like a mid-May return at best.
Kevin Youkilis, 3B4/24/2013 11:17:00 AM
Description: New York corner infielder Kevin Youkilis is not expected to return to the Yankees lineup until Thursday, according to mlb.com reporter Bryan Hoch.
Insight: Youkilis (.279, 2 HR, 7 RBI) has been battling tightness in his lower back since Saturday. Jayson Nix is expected to get another start.
Phil Hughes, SP4/23/2013 10:44:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Phil Hughes gave up six hits and two runs, walked two and struck out six in seven innings Tuesday against the Rays.
Insight: Hughes didn't allow a ball to leave the park after giving up five homers over his last two starts. The home run ball usually does Hughes in, but he'll be a decent fantasy option for owners in deep mixed leagues.
Kevin Youkilis, 3B4/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Description: New York corner infielder Kevin Youkilis will be held out of the lineup again Tuesday.
Insight: Youkilis (.295, 2 HR, 9 RBI) has been battling tightness in his lower back since Saturday. Jayson Nix will get another start at third base Tuesday.
Vernon Wells, LF4/23/2013 11:59:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Vernon Wells is a career .148 hitter (4-for-27) against Rays' ace David Price.
Insight: The Yankees are likely forced to start Wells (.299, 5 HR, 8 RBI) despite the bad matchup due to all their injuries, but fantasy owners should steer clear of this unfavorable matchup.
Kevin Youkilis, 3B4/22/2013 6:42:00 PM
Description: New York corner infielder Kevin Youkilis was supposed to be back in the lineup Monday against Tampa Bay but he was scratched at the last minute.
Insight: Youkilis (.295, 2 HR, 9 RBI) is still battling tightness in his lower back. Jayson Nix will grab the start at third.
Vidal Nuno, RP4/22/2013 4:32:00 PM
Description: Yankees farm hand Vidal Nuno is pitching very well for Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes-Barre and might get a call up if the big club's starting rotation suffers any injuries.
Insight: Nuno is 2-0 with a 1.54 ERA and a stunning 0.64 WHIP. The most impressive part of his statistics is 26 strikeouts against just two walks in 23 1/3 innings pitched.
Hiroki Kuroda, SPHot4/20/2013 7:47:00 PM
Description: Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda cruised through 7 1/3 scoreless innings Saturday against Toronto, but he gave up a single with one out in the eighth and was removed for David Robertson, who blew a three-run lead.
Insight: Kuroda was charged with one run and took a no decision despite holding Toronto to three hits and a walk and striking out seven. Kuroda threw a CG shutout his last time on the hill and had a string of 20 2/3 scoreless innings snapped in the eighth inning.
Vernon Wells, LFHot4/20/2013 7:39:00 PM
Description: Yankees outfielder Vernon Wells went 3-for-5 with a solo homer Saturday against the Blue Jays.
Insight: Wells has homered in two straight games and five times this year. He's also hitting .310, but a low line-drive rate will cause that to drop eventually. Still, he is displaying big power early this season and shouldn't be ignored.
Kevin Youkilis, 3B4/20/2013 3:34:00 PM
Description: Yankees third baseman Kevin Youkilis left Saturday's game against the Blue Jays due to lower back tightness, according to Sweeny Murti of WFAN.
Insight: Youkilis was 1-for-3 with two RBIs in the game. The corner infielder has a history of getting banged up and hasn't played more than 136 games over the last four seasons.
Lyle Overbay, 1B4/20/2013 10:14:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Lyle Overbay is hitless in 16 career at-bats versus Toronto starter Mark Buehrle with seven strikeouts.
Insight: Overbay shouldn't be in the lineup on Saturday, but with all the injuries to the Yankees lineup he might have to be out there. However, he shouldn't be in your fantasy lineup.
Vernon Wells, LFHot4/20/2013 10:09:00 AM
Description: Yankees outfielder Vernon Wells has had considerable success against Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle, batting .477 with a 1.192 OPS over 44 career at-bats.
Insight: Wells and Travis Hafner have rewarded Brian Cashman's offseason deals by producing solid numbers in April. Wells is batting .283 with four homers and Hafner has slugged five homers and is batting .349.
Robinson Cano, 2BHot4/20/2013 10:05:00 AM
Description: Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano is 6-for-14 with a pair of homers and a 1.467 OPS against left-hander Mark Buehrle.
Insight: Cano had another good week, raising his average to .323 with five homers and 13 RBI. Cano along with Travis Hafner and Vernon Wells have carried the New York offense while they await the return of the injured masses.


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