With the shoulder injury that will likely land Dustin Ackley on the 15-day disabled list, the New York Yankees may end up calling up Nick Swisher to the major leagues and serve as a backup first baseman for Mark Teixeira; Swisher is hitting .244 with four home runs and 13 RBI in 33 games for the Class-AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders this season.
After injuring his shoulder during the team's 2-1 victory on Sunday afternoon against the Tampa Bay Rays, it's very likely that the New York Yankees will place Dustin Ackley on the 15-day disabled list as a result; Ackley did not accompany the team in Toronto and will undergo an MRI to further evaluate the damage.
Starlin Castro's two-run home run in the top of the seventh inning ended the no-hit quest by Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi as the New York Yankees took the series and defeated the Rays 2-1 on Sunday afternoon at Tropicana Field.
The New York Yankees have announced their starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field; Brett Gardner and Brian McCann will both sit with the left-hander, Matt Moore on the mound, as Aaron Hicks will start for the Yankees in the outfield.
Watch as Alex Rodriguez crushes a two-run home run on Friday night off Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer for his 693rd career home run in a 4-1 win for the New York Yankees; it was the sixth home run of the season for A-Rod in his second game back from the disabled list.
On Friday night, the New York Yankees, behind the home run bats of Alex Rodriguez and Carlos Beltran, helped give Masahiro Tanaka the offensive firepower he needed as he outdueled Chris Archer and paved the way to a 4-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.
The New York Yankees have announced their lineup for Friday night's game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field; Masahiro Tanaka will do battle against Rays ace Chris Archer and will look to end the Yankees two-game skid from this past week.
With Alex Rodriguez back in the lineup for the New York Yankees, manager Joe Girardi said that he plans to try and use both him and Carlos Beltran as the DH during the 2016 season; Beltran played as the DH in the three weeks that A-Rod was on the disabled list and played extremely well when he didn't play in the outfield, thus, the Yankees will use them both in the spot to keep them fresh in the season.
At the start of the season, CC Sabathia was only being looked upon as a fifth starter for the New York Yankees, but over the last month, he has started to revert back to his ace-like form that he once performed like for the Yankees, as he's pitching to a 0.45 ERA in his last three starts and has allowed one run in his last three starts; all great signs for the Yankees in the 2016 season.
On Thursday, the New York Yankees unconditionally released Slade Heathcott, a move they made in order to add Richard Bleier to the 40-man roster; Heathcott, a former first round pick of the Yankees back in 2009, has had an injury-plagued career and never quite turned into the player the team was hoping for.