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Jacob Lindgren Reportedly Set to Join New York Yankees After Promotion from Triple-A

May 23rd, 2015 at 5:14 PM
By Michael Moraitis

The time has come: the New York Yankees will promote stud left-handed reliever Jacob Lindgren to the big leagues on Sunday.

Joel Sherman of the New York Post has the scoop:

Lindgren has dominated in Triple-A this season, pitching to 1.23 ERA with 29 strikeouts in 22 innings pitched.

Earlier on Saturday, we posted an article on Yankees 101 saying Lindgren should get a shot in favor of David Carpenter. The Yankees must've listened somewhat (I'm kidding, of course), although it'll be Branden Pinder getting the boot after he tossed 48 pitches on Saturday.

Lindgren was drafted last year by the Yanks in the second round and since then has gone from the Gulf Coast League to Triple-A in under a year.

He has earned the nickname Strikeout Factory, so familiarize yourself with that name because the kid has the goods to stick around for a long time. This should add some excitement to a dull, depressing time in the Yankees Universe right now.

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It’s Time New York Yankees Promote Jacob Lindgren to Replace Inept David Carpenter

May 23rd, 2015 at 12:42 PM
By Michael Moraitis

Is David Carpenter bad or what?

The former Atlanta Braves reliever turned New York Yankee has been dreadful for the Bronx Bombers out of the bullpen this season and doesn't really deserve to have a job on this team.

Carpenter has allowed an earned run in each of his last three outings and has a grand total of eight runs allowed (seven earned) in eight appearances (7 1/3 innings) during the month of May. After another run allowed on Friday night versus the Texas Rangers, Carpenter's ERA is 5.51.

While Carpenter's struggles have been the most evident, the fact of the matter is the Yanks' bullpen has struggled as a whole. Outside of Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller, the once vaunted April bullpen of the Yankees has turned into a nightmare in May, with Carpenter leading the way.

The injury to Chris Martin has certainly hurt, but Carpenter's ineffectiveness doesn't give Yankees manager Joe Girardi many options. Perhaps it's time to consider one of the kids to help bridge the gap to Betances and Miller, namely stud left-handed reliever Jacob Lindgren.

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Why Slade Heathcott’s New York Yankees Debut Should Have Fans Excited

May 23rd, 2015 at 12:01 PM
By Michael Moraitis

Welcome to the big leagues, Mr. Heathcott!

In his Major League Baseball debut on Friday night, New York Yankees center fielder Slade Heathcott wasted no time getting his feet wet in the bigs. Heathcott notched two hits and reached base three times in his first big-league game, picking up a double in his very first at-bat and a single in his third.

But there were more than just numbers to be excited about; Heathcott's maturity really shined through when he was at the plate.The first thing you had to notice was his ability to go the other way, something that many veteran hitters can't do, let alone a rookie.

The left-handed hitter took his first MLB hit the other way into the gap in left center, which helped him leg out a hustle double.

Then, in his third at-bat, Heathcott once again went the other way by hitting a grounder deep in the hole between short and third that Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus couldn't complete the play on.

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Yankees Vs. Rangers 5/23/15: Lineup, Pitching Matchup, Viewing Info for Game No. 43

May 23rd, 2015 at 10:23 AM
By Michael Moraitis

Here is today's New York Yankees lineup for the game versus the Texas Rangers on Saturday afternoon.

When: Saturday, May 23 at 1:05 p.m. ET

Where: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY

Watch: WPIX and MLB Network

Listen: WFAN 660AM/101.9FM

Pitching Matchup

NYY-CC Sabathia (2-5, 4.67) vs. TEX-Nick Martinez (3-0, 1.88)

Yankees Lineup

1. Gardner LF

2. Beltran RF

3. Rodriguez DH

4. Teixeira 1B

5. Headley 3B

6. Drew 2B

7. Gregorius SS

8. Murphy C

9. Heathcott CF

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Yankees Mostly Mum on Jacoby Ellsbury Injury; Joe Girardi Says 15 Days Won’t Be Enough

May 23rd, 2015 at 8:55 AM
By Michael Moraitis

The New York Yankees have been quiet on Jacoby Ellsbury's injury of late, but manager Joe Girardi finally gave at least a bit of insight into the situation.

Ellsbury was recently placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right knee sprain, and while he was supposed to get an MRI on Friday, we still don't have those results.

Following the game on Friday night, Girardi still didn't have an exact timetable, although he did say Ellsbury would be out longer than the 15-day stint, per the Journal News:

Girardi still doesn’t have an update on Jacoby Ellsbury, but he did provide a little more insight into the center fielder’s situation: “He’s on the 15-day DL. Do I think we’ll get him in 15 days? No. Do I think it’ll be a real long DL stint? No.”

Well I guess that's good news. It's still a bit alarming that the Yankees aren't giving anymore updates than that considering Ellsbury got injured four days ago and was almost immediately placed on the disabled list.

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