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Yankees roster move - 8/16/18

Prior to today's game, the Yankees recalled RHP Tommy Kahnle (#48) from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Prior to today's game, the Yankees recalled RHP Tommy Kahnle (#48) from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

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Publicolor staff members to sit in Judge's Chambers on Sunday, August 19, as part of Yankees 'Honor Row' program

As part of their "Honor Row" initiative, the Yankees will welcome a group of children and staff members from Publicolor in the Judge's Chambers for their 1:05 p.m. game vs. the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday, August 19.

Based in New York City, Publicolor is a long-term youth development program that engages high-risk students with a continuum of design-based programs that mentor them for success throughout their academic and professional careers.

As part of their "Honor Row" initiative, the Yankees will welcome a group of children and staff members from Publicolor in the Judge's Chambers for their 1:05 p.m. game vs. the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday, August 19.

Based in New York City, Publicolor is a long-term youth development program that engages high-risk students with a continuum of design-based programs that mentor them for success throughout their academic and professional careers.

Earlier this month, members of the Yankees' front office joined Publicolor to help paint and transform an outdoor recreational space at P.S. / I.S. 218 in the Bronx. Primarily utilized by students of the school, the playground area is regularly used by students of the school and by the community during non-school hours.

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New in 2018, the Yankees' Honor Row is a monthly initiative that honors community-based organizations committed to making a positive difference by hosting them in the Judge's Chambers seating section at Yankee Stadium. Each group of 18 takes in the game from the Judge's Chambers and receives official Judge's Chambers robes and foam gavels.

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Yankees Roster Moves - 8/13/18

Prior to tonight's game, the Yankees made the following roster moves:

Selected RHP George Kontos (#70) from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Recalled INF Ronald Torreyes (#74) from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Placed LHP CC Sabathia on the 10-day disabled list with right knee inflammation.
Optioned INF Luke Voit to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Transferred LHP Jordan Montgomery to the 60-day disabled list.

Prior to tonight's game, the Yankees made the following roster moves:

Selected RHP George Kontos (#70) from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Recalled INF Ronald Torreyes (#74) from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Placed LHP CC Sabathia on the 10-day disabled list with right knee inflammation.
Optioned INF Luke Voit to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Transferred LHP Jordan Montgomery to the 60-day disabled list.

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Yankees return to Yankee Stadium for 11-game homestand

Yankees to celebrate 20th anniversary of 1998 world series championship during Aug. 17-19 Toronto series

The New York Yankees will return home for a season-long, 11-game homestand on Thursday. The stretch of games will feature a four-game series from Thurs., Aug. 9 - Sun., Aug 12 vs. the Texas Rangers, a makeup game on Mon., Aug 13 vs. the New York Mets, a three-game series from Tues. Aug 14 - Thurs., Aug. 16 vs. the Tampa Bay Rays and a three-game series from Fri., Aug. 17 - Sun., Aug. 19 vs. the Toronto Blue Jays.

From Aug. 17 - 19, the Yankees will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1998 World Championship team. Festivities include Friday's 1998 World Championship Replica Trophy presented by F.W. Webb promotion, which will be given to the first 10,000 guests in attendance. Prior to Saturday's 1:25 p.m. first pitch, members of the 1998 team will return to Yankee Stadium for an on-field reunion, and 1998 World Series Championship Replica Fan Ring Day presented by Betteridge Jewelers (to the first 10,000 guests ages 14-and-younger) will wrap up the celebration on Sunday.

The New York Yankees will return home for a season-long, 11-game homestand on Thursday. The stretch of games will feature a four-game series from Thurs., Aug. 9 - Sun., Aug 12 vs. the Texas Rangers, a makeup game on Mon., Aug 13 vs. the New York Mets, a three-game series from Tues. Aug 14 - Thurs., Aug. 16 vs. the Tampa Bay Rays and a three-game series from Fri., Aug. 17 - Sun., Aug. 19 vs. the Toronto Blue Jays.

From Aug. 17 - 19, the Yankees will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1998 World Championship team. Festivities include Friday's 1998 World Championship Replica Trophy presented by F.W. Webb promotion, which will be given to the first 10,000 guests in attendance. Prior to Saturday's 1:25 p.m. first pitch, members of the 1998 team will return to Yankee Stadium for an on-field reunion, and 1998 World Series Championship Replica Fan Ring Day presented by Betteridge Jewelers (to the first 10,000 guests ages 14-and-younger) will wrap up the celebration on Sunday.

The homestand will also feature the first two Yankees Batting Practice Block Parties, which will be held on Friday, Aug. 10 and Fri., Aug 17. Gates 6 and 8 will open at 4:00 p.m., and a variety of activities and special events are planned, including live DJ performances, children's activities, the opportunity to take photos with the 2009 World Series Trophy and a special "Yankees' Hands on History," featuring a Yankees game-used artifact. Ticketed guests for the Yankees' 7:05 p.m. games on those nights will be able to enjoy Yankees batting practice from the Masterpass Batter's Eye Deck, Toyota Terrace, Frank's RedHot Terrace, Bleachers and outfield sections of Yankee Stadium between 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Members of the All-American Girls Baseball Professional Baseball League will be on hand to celebrate the league's 75th anniversary with a pregame ceremony and ceremonial first pitch prior to the Fri., Aug. 10 game.

On Monday, Aug. 13, the Yankees will host 2018 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Jim Furyk for a pregame ceremony. Furyk will also throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Please note that the Yankees Ballpark Pass will not be honored for Monday's makeup game as it was not originally scheduled to be played in August. For ticket information and the Yankees rainout policy, please visit www.yankees.com/rainout.

The homestand will feature the following promotions:

Thursday, August 9 vs. Texas: Gary Sánchez Starting Lineup Figure Night presented by Pepsi to the first 18,000 guests.
Friday, August 10 vs. Texas: David Robertson Collectible Cup Night presented by Premio Foods to the first 25,000 guests.
Saturday, August 11 vs. Texas: Yankees Baseball Card Pack Day presented by Topps to all guests.
Wednesday, August 15 vs. Tampa Bay: Cap Night presented by Canon to the first 20,000 guests.
Thursday, August 16 vs. Tampa Bay: Luis Severino Poster Day presented by We Are Alexander to the first 10,000 guests ages 14-and-younger.

Ticket specials will run on Thursday, August 9 (Military Personnel Game); Saturday, August 11 (Youth Game); Sunday, August 12 (Youth Game); Tuesday, August 14 (Military Personnel Game); Wednesday, August 15 (Student/Military Personnel Game); Thursday, August 16 (Senior Citizen/Youth/Military Personnel/Mastercard Half-Price Game); Saturday, August 18 (Youth Game) and Sunday, August 19 (Youth Game).

For a complete list of ticket specials, including game dates, seating locations, and terms and conditions, fans should visit www.yankees.com/ticketspecials. Please note that all ticket specials are subject to availability.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.yankees.com, www.yankeesbeisbol.com, at the Yankee Stadium Ticket Office, via Ticketmaster phone at (877) 469-9849, Ticketmaster TTY at (800) 943-4327 and at all Ticket Offices located within Yankees Clubhouse Shops. Fans with questions may call (212) YANKEES [926-5337] or email tickets@yankees.com. For information and details on parking and public transportation options to Yankee Stadium, please visit www.yankees.com and click on the Yankee Stadium tab at the top of the page.

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Update on OF Jacoby Ellsbury

On Monday, OF Jacoby Ellsbury underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left hip to repair a torn labrum. The surgery was performed by Dr. Bryan Kelly at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. The surgery went as expected.

The typical recovery time frame to resume full competition following this procedure is approximately six months.

On Monday, OF Jacoby Ellsbury underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left hip to repair a torn labrum. The surgery was performed by Dr. Bryan Kelly at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. The surgery went as expected.

The typical recovery time frame to resume full competition following this procedure is approximately six months.

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Yankees to celebrate 1998 World Series championship this month; attendees for Aug. 18 reunion announced

The New York Yankees will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1998 World Championship team with a number of events this month, including a pregame on-field reunion ceremony on Saturday, August 18.

The celebration will kick off on Friday, August 17, as the first 10,000 Guests in attendance for the Yankees' 7:05 p.m. game vs. the Toronto Blue Jays will receive a 1998 World Championship Replica Trophy presented by F.W. Webb.

The New York Yankees will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1998 World Championship team with a number of events this month, including a pregame on-field reunion ceremony on Saturday, August 18.

The celebration will kick off on Friday, August 17, as the first 10,000 Guests in attendance for the Yankees' 7:05 p.m. game vs. the Toronto Blue Jays will receive a 1998 World Championship Replica Trophy presented by F.W. Webb.

The following day, Saturday, August 18, features an on-field reunion of the 1998 championship team, including Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, Bernie Williams, Tino Martinez, Paul O'Neill, David Cone, Darryl Strawberry and manager Joe Torre.

List of Scheduled Attendees for the 1998 Yankees Reunion on Saturday, August 18:

Ryan Bradley
Jim Bruske
Mike Buddie
Homer Bush
Jose Cardenal
Chris Chambliss
David Cone
Todd Erdos
Mike Figga
Mike Jerzembeck
Chuck Knoblauch
Graeme Lloyd
Tino Martinez
Ramiro Mendoza
Gene Monahan
Jeff Nelson
Paul O'Neill
Andy Pettitte
Jorge Posada
Tim Raines
Willie Randolph
Mariano Rivera
Luis Sojo
Shane Spencer
Darryl Strawberry
Joe Torre
David Wells
Bernie Williams
Soot Zimmer (widow of Don Zimmer)

Fans are asked to be in their seats by 12:00 p.m. to enjoy the introductions and subsequent ceremony prior to the regularly scheduled game, which will air on the YES Network along with the pregame festivities. In addition to the ceremony, there will be special video messages from former Yankees captain and current Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter and 1998 World Series MVP and current Seattle Mariners coach Scott Brosius, who are both unable to attend the day's events.

Stadium gates will open to ticket-holding fans at 11:00 a.m.

**First pitch for August 18, originally scheduled for 1:05 p.m., is now scheduled for 1:25 p.m.**

The celebration culminates on Sunday, August 19, with 1998 World Series Championship Replica Fan Ring Day presented by Betteridge Jewelers for the first 10,000 Guests 14 and younger.

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Additional Yankees transaction - 8/4/18

The Yankees have acquired INF Giovanny Urshela from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for cash considerations.

Urshela was assigned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

The Yankees have acquired INF Giovanny Urshela from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for cash considerations.

Urshela was assigned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

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Additional Yankees transaction - 8/4/18

The Yankees have acquired RHP George Kontos from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for cash considerations.

Kontos will be assigned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

The Yankees have acquired RHP George Kontos from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for cash considerations.

Kontos will be assigned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

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Yankees roster moves - 8/4/18

Prior to Saturday's game, the Yankees made the following roster moves:

· Selected RHP Chance Adams (#43) from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and signed him to a Major League contract.

Prior to Saturday's game, the Yankees made the following roster moves:

· Selected RHP Chance Adams (#43) from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and signed him to a Major League contract.

· Optioned RHP Tommy Kahnle to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

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Yankees place LHP J.A. Happ on 10-day disabled list

Prior to Thursday's game, the Yankees made the following roster moves:
·        Placed LHP J.A. Happ on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to July 30) with hand, foot and mouth disease.
·        Optioned INF Tyler Wade to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
·        Recalled RHP Luis Cessa (#85) and INF Luke Voit (#45) from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Prior to Thursday's game, the Yankees made the following roster moves:
·        Placed LHP J.A. Happ on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to July 30) with hand, foot and mouth disease.
·        Optioned INF Tyler Wade to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
·        Recalled RHP Luis Cessa (#85) and INF Luke Voit (#45) from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
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Yankees sign three additional international prospects

The New York Yankees announced the signings of three additional international prospects today, including Cuba natives 16-year-old right-handed pitcher Osiel Rodriguez and 16-year-old shortstop Alexander Vargas.

Rodriguez was named by Baseball America as the No. 5 international prospect, the top ranked pitcher by the publication. He was also tabbed as the No. 7 international prospect by FanGraphs and No. 10 by MLB.com.

The New York Yankees announced the signings of three additional international prospects today, including Cuba natives 16-year-old right-handed pitcher Osiel Rodriguez and 16-year-old shortstop Alexander Vargas.

Rodriguez was named by Baseball America as the No. 5 international prospect, the top ranked pitcher by the publication. He was also tabbed as the No. 7 international prospect by FanGraphs and No. 10 by MLB.com.

Vargas is listed as the No. 8 international prospect by MLB.com and No. 14 by FanGraphs.

The Yankees also signed 16-year-old Jose Chambuco, a right-handed pitcher from Carora, Venezuela.

According to FanGraphs, the Yankees have signed four of the top-15 prospects (also No. 4 Kevin Alcantara and No. 15 Antonio Gomez).

In total, the Yankees have signed 23 international prospects.

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Yankees to host three "Batting Practice Block Parties" prior to Friday night home games in August

Children's activities, music and additional special events planned from 4-5:30 p.m. for games on August 10 vs. Texas, August 17 vs. Toronto and August 31 vs. Detroit

The New York Yankees today announced that Yankee Stadium will host Yankees Batting Practice Block Parties prior to the Yankees' three Friday night home games in August (on Aug. 10 vs. Texas, Aug. 17 vs. Toronto and Aug. 31 vs. Detroit) with Gates 6 and 8 opening at 4:00 p.m.

Fans with tickets for the Yankees' 7:05 p.m. games on those nights will be able to enjoy a number of activities while watching Yankees batting practice from the Masterpass Batter's Eye Deck, Toyota Terrace, Frank's RedHot Terrace, Bleachers, and outfield sections of Yankee Stadium between 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Highlights include:

The New York Yankees today announced that Yankee Stadium will host Yankees Batting Practice Block Parties prior to the Yankees' three Friday night home games in August (on Aug. 10 vs. Texas, Aug. 17 vs. Toronto and Aug. 31 vs. Detroit) with Gates 6 and 8 opening at 4:00 p.m.

Fans with tickets for the Yankees' 7:05 p.m. games on those nights will be able to enjoy a number of activities while watching Yankees batting practice from the Masterpass Batter's Eye Deck, Toyota Terrace, Frank's RedHot Terrace, Bleachers, and outfield sections of Yankee Stadium between 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Highlights include:

•   Live DJ performance
•   Children's activities, including face painters and balloon artists
•   Fans will have the opportunity to take photos with the 2009 World Series trophy and in the Judge's Chambers. 
•   The Yankees' "Hands on History" initiative will conduct a special program, allowing Block Party attendees the opportunity to hold a game-used Yankees artifact and try on a World Series ring.
•   Guests for the Judge's Chambers will be selected from fans at the Batting Practice Block Parties.
•   Other special events and opportunities, which will be announced closer to the dates.

Please note that Yankees batting practice is subject to cancellation depending on weather and/or other considerations.

Tickets for these games -- and all Yankees home games -- may be purchased online at www.yankees.com, www.yankeesbeisbol.com, at the Yankee Stadium Ticket Office, via Ticketmaster phone at (877) 469-9849, Ticketmaster TTY at (800) 943-4327 and at all Ticket Offices located within Yankees Clubhouse Shops. Fans with questions may call (212) YANKEES [926-5337] or email tickets@yankees.com.

WARNING: Please stay alert and be aware of your surroundings at all times. Baseballs and bats and fragments thereof may be thrown or hit anywhere in the Stadium. Guests concerned about their seat location may request a relocation by proceeding to a Ticket Window, located adjacent to Gate 6 in the Great Hall, adjacent to the Yankees Team Store behind home plate in the Great Hall, or adjacent to Section 320C on the Terrace/Grandstand Level; however, all seat relocations are subject to availability, may be in a different area in the Stadium and may require additional payment based on location requested. Relocation to a seat or standing location at a lower price than the price of the original ticketed location will not result in a refund or credit.

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Yankees transaction - 7/29/18

The New York Yankees today announced that they have acquired international signing bonus pool money from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for LHP Caleb Frare.

Frare, 25, was 4-1 with a 0.81 ERA (44.2IP, 27H, 7R/4ER, 15BB, 58K, 1HR) in 32 combined games with Double-A Trenton (31G) and Triple-A Scranton/Wilke-Barre (1G) in 2018. Originally drafted by the Yankees in the 11th round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, the Miles City, Mont., native went 18-12 with a 2.37 ERA (235.0IP, 183H, 77R/62ER, 119BB, 269K, 9HR) in 150 games (2 starts) over five minor league seasons.

The New York Yankees today announced that they have acquired international signing bonus pool money from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for LHP Caleb Frare.

Frare, 25, was 4-1 with a 0.81 ERA (44.2IP, 27H, 7R/4ER, 15BB, 58K, 1HR) in 32 combined games with Double-A Trenton (31G) and Triple-A Scranton/Wilke-Barre (1G) in 2018. Originally drafted by the Yankees in the 11th round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, the Miles City, Mont., native went 18-12 with a 2.37 ERA (235.0IP, 183H, 77R/62ER, 119BB, 269K, 9HR) in 150 games (2 starts) over five minor league seasons.

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Vouchers for future redemption of Sunday's promotional item to be provided to eligible guests at Yankee Stadium

Shipments of tomorrow's promotional item -- W.B. Mason Collectible Trucks for the first 18,000 guests 14-and-younger -- have been delayed and will not arrive in time to be distributed at Yankee Stadium prior to the Yankees-Royals game on Sunday, July 29.

Vouchers for online redemption will be provided to eligible guests (or their parent or guardian attending with them). Fans submitting information as instructed on their vouchers will receive the W.B. Mason Collectible Truck via mail. 

Shipments of tomorrow's promotional item -- W.B. Mason Collectible Trucks for the first 18,000 guests 14-and-younger -- have been delayed and will not arrive in time to be distributed at Yankee Stadium prior to the Yankees-Royals game on Sunday, July 29.

Vouchers for online redemption will be provided to eligible guests (or their parent or guardian attending with them). Fans submitting information as instructed on their vouchers will receive the W.B. Mason Collectible Truck via mail. 

The Yankees apologize to their fans for any inconvenience caused by this delay.

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