Record Last Week: 3-4 (31 RS, 30 RA)
Season Record: 19-13 (170 RS, 132 RA, 20-12 pythag. record), one game up in the loss column
Opponents This Week: Monday OFF, vs. Royals (three games, Tue. to Thurs.), vs. Red Sox (three games, Fri. to Sun.)
Top stories from last week:
- The Yankees opened the week with a four game set against the Tigers, winning the opener behind Bartolo Colon. The Tigers roughed up CC Sabathia the next day, then the offense couldn’t get much going on Wednesday. A comedy of errors led to a third straight loss in the finale.
- After escaping from Detroit and heading to Texas, the Yankees got back in the win column thanks to a great start from Ivan Nova. A comeback fell short on Saturday, but two Derek Jeter homers led to a win in the rubber game yesterday.
- Injury Zone: Eric Chavez suffered a small fracture in his foot running out a triple on Thursday and will be out for at least four weeks. Phil Hughes does not have Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, but he will be out six-to-eight weeks after having a cortisone shot for what’s being called shoulder inflammation. Jeter was out for a few innings with a sore hip. Minor leaguers Steve Garrison and Greg Golson were placed on the disabled list.
- The Yankees claimed reliever Jess Todd off waivers and designated Kevin Russo for assignment after trying to trade him this spring. Brad Halsey is back on a minor league deal, and Carlos Silva made his first minor league start as he tries to get back into the big leagues.
- Lou Piniella will attend Old Timer’s Day this year.
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