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Yanks' 100th win clinches 1st East title since '12

@BryanHoch
September 19, 2019

NEW YORK -- When the Yankees gathered seven months ago, Aaron Boone padded to the center of their clubhouse carpet and outlined his expectations for the season ahead. Their first objective would be to secure the American League East title, the manager instructed, and then to focus on bringing home

11 defining moments of 2019 for Yankees

@BryanHoch
September 19, 2019

NEW YORK -- If you ask manager Aaron Boone who deserves the most credit for the Yankees securing their first American League East title since 2012, the manager does not hesitate, pointing a finger toward his clubhouse door. Subscribing to a “next man up” mindset, his players overcame an unprecedented

What's next for AL East champion Yankees?

@BryanHoch
1:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK -- Aaron Judge howled as his teammates popped corks and doused him during the Yankees’ American League East clinch celebration on Thursday night, the goggles strapped to the back of the slugger’s head only partially blocking the icy and blinding spray. The Yankees have achieved their first goal,

Judge resting but fine after diving attempt

September 19, 2019

NEW YORK -- When the Yankees announced their lineup for Thursday's series finale vs. the Angels, there could have been cause for concern that Aaron Judge was not in it. In the fifth inning of Wednesday's 3-2 loss, the right fielder attempted a diving catch on Albert Pujols' single and

Betances won't need surgery for Achilles tear

September 19, 2019

NEW YORK -- After seeking a second opinion from Dr. Martin O'Malley at the Hospital for Special Surgery, Yankees right-handed reliever Dellin Betances is not expected to need surgery to repair the partial tear in his left Achilles tendon. "He'll be in a walking boot for another four weeks and

Yanks' Germán placed on administrative leave

@BryanHoch
September 19, 2019

NEW YORK -- Yankees right-hander Domingo Germán has been placed on administrative leave under the Joint MLB-MLBPA Domestic Violence Policy, the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced Thursday. Major League Baseball’s Department of Investigations is looking into the matter, and MLB said it will have no further comment until

Pipeline names Yankees Prospects of the Year

Outfielder Smith, right-hander Yajure honored as 2019 standouts
@BryanHoch
September 19, 2019

As a group, the Double-A Trenton Thunder earned the right to pop the corks as Eastern League champions. But the best individual performances in the Yankees’ organization took place at the lower levels, where outfielder Canaan Smith and right-hander Miguel Yajure enjoyed standout seasons. In recognition of their stellar campaigns,

Good news and bad news for 5 playoff teams

@RichardJustice
September 19, 2019

Amid the scramble for the remaining postseason berths, the Astros, Braves, Dodgers, Twins and Yankees have the luxury of looking ahead. That is, lining up the rotation, resting the regulars and healing those pesky bumps and bruises. (Not all of them have officially clinched, but FanGraphs currently has each of

Yankees must wait another day to clinch East

@BryanHoch
September 19, 2019

NEW YORK -- The ideal script for the Yankees to clinch the American League East title would have included a vintage CC Sabathia performance, Giancarlo Stanton delivering a big hit in his return from the injured list and a splendid bullpen effort. Like so many developments in this “next man

Next Bronx start unclear, CC gets hugs, ovation

'I’m ready to do whatever they ask,' lefty says, anticipating postseason role
@BryanHoch
September 19, 2019

NEW YORK -- CC Sabathia wants to leave it all out on the field in the last weeks of his storied career, and as he tipped his cap at the conclusion of what may have been his final Major League start, the veteran left-hander attempted to savor each step of

Back in lineup, Stanton laces double in first AB

@BryanHoch
September 18, 2019

NEW YORK -- Giancarlo Stanton intends to use the remainder of the regular season as a tune-up for the playoffs, and the Yankees slugger believes that he has enough time to get his swing ready for the most important games of the year. Stanton returned to the Yankees’ lineup in

Frazier on sneaker obsession: 'It's a problem'

@jessicacamerato
September 19, 2019

From his personalized sense of style to his interest in history and two furry friends, get to know Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier. If somebody were to go into your house, what would they be surprised to find? I have two orange cats that are always running around in my house.

Final 11 days will make or break these clubs

Indians, Cardinals among clubs with challenging home stretch
@AndrewSimonMLB
September 19, 2019

The postseason chase has reached its most critical stage. With a little more than a week remaining in the regular season, the time has come for contenders to finish strong and punch their tickets to October baseball. For some, the road looks a bit more difficult. That’s because of the

Here is when all the injured Yanks are due back

@BryanHoch
September 18, 2019

When the Yankees' 2019 season is complete, a major theme will include how the team handled an unprecedented string of injuries that began in the spring and continued throughout the regular season, providing opportunities to numerous players who had not necessarily been envisioned as regulars. In all, the Yankees have

Yankees Arizona Fall League updates

1:50 AM EDT

Six Yankees prospects are playing for the Surprise Saguaros in the 2019 Arizona Fall League: Right-hander Daniel Bies, right-hander Aaron McGarrity, right-hander Glenn Otto, catcher Donny Sands, outfielder Josh Stowers and first baseman Brandon Wagner. Here’s a day-by-day look at how New York's AFL contingent is faring.

Top prospects underway in Arizona Fall League

@JonathanMayo
September 19, 2019

For nearly three decades, the Arizona Fall League has had a very simple mission: Help finish the development process by getting Minor League prospects ready for the big leagues. That process began again on Wednesday night as the 28th season of the AFL got underway with games in Glendale, Mesa

Yanks foes, beware: Sevy's back & hurling heat

In first start of 2019, righty hits 98 mph and goes 4 scoreless
@BryanHoch
September 18, 2019

NEW YORK -- All eyes were focused on the mound at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday evening, marking the first time in 344 days that Luis Severino pumped heat from that pitching rubber in a game situation. With three innings in the books, Aaron Boone clapped his hands, voicing his intent

Yanks, stars toast CC's off-field impact at gala

@BryanHoch
September 17, 2019

NEW YORK – It has been meaningful for CC Sabathia to reach several milestones during this final big league season, surpassing 250 victories and 3,000 strikeouts, but he has always dreamed of a legacy that could not be measured in statistics. Asked about the impact he hopes to leave on

How potential Yankees playoff roster may look

@BryanHoch
September 16, 2019

The Yankees’ magic number for securing the American League East is in the single digits, and planning is in motion for the first of what they hope will be numerous celebrations this autumn. Yet within the walls of Aaron Boone’s office, the manager says that their postseason strategy discussions have

Mo awarded with Presidential Medal of Freedom

Hall of Famer becomes 13th baseball player to receive honor
September 16, 2019

Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera joined another exclusive club Monday when he was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Donald Trump in a ceremony at the White House. Rivera was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in July after becoming the first unanimous selection by

Double-A Trenton wins Eastern League title

September 13, 2019

Here’s a look at the top performances of the past week by Yankees prospects in the Minor Leagues:

Power Rankings as races sizzle down stretch

@alysonfooter
September 15, 2019

The A's have their eyes firmly planted on hosting the American League Wild Card Game. And after a dominating, sweaty series with the Rangers in Arlington over the weekend, it's hard to imagine what would have to happen for them to fall short of that goal. The A's not only