Fan Confidence Poll: May 27th, 2013By
Record Last Week: 3-3 (27 RS, 28 RA)
Season Record: 30-19 (211 RS, 187 RA, 25-18 pythag. record), percentage points up in AL East
Opponents This Week: @ Mets (two games, Mon. and Tues.), vs. Mets (two games, Weds. and Thurs.), vs. Red Sox (three games, Fri. to Sun.)
Top stories from last week:
- The week began with three games in Baltimore, and the Yankees took the opener in extra innings. They suffered a walk-off loss on Tuesday and then dropped the rubber game on Wednesday.
- Following Thursday’s off-day, the Yankees headed to Tampa for a three-game weekend series against the Rays. They pounded their division rivals in Friday’s win, then made a dramatic comeback for Saturday’s win. CC Sabathia got rocked in the finale.
- Injury Updates: Curtis Granderson (pinky) was placed on the DL with a fracture after being hit by a pitch. The team won’t have an exact timetable for his return until he sees a specialist today. Mark Teixeira (wrist) will join Double-A Trenton for a rehab assignment on Wednesday. Michael Pineda (shoulder) is close to beginning a minor league rehab assignment. Andy Pettitte (trap) threw a bullpen session and will pitch in a simulated game on Tuesday. Eduardo Nunez (ribcage) suffered a setback and will be shut down for a few days. Both Hiroki Kuroda (calf) and David Phelps (forearm) are day-to-day after being hit by line drives.
- Ben Francisco was (finally) designated for assignment. Ivan Nova was activated off the DL and Dellin Betances was sent down to Triple-A Scranton. The Yankees claimed left-hander David Huff off waivers from the Indians and designated Francisco Rondon for assignment to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. Albert Gonzalez cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A.
- The Yankees teamed up with Manchester City to purchase an MLS expansion team. The Bombers own roughly one-quarter of the team, which will begin play in 2015 and could play a year in Yankee Stadium.
- The Yankees are among the teams with interest in Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka. He is expected to be posted this coming winter.
Please take a second to answer the poll below and give us an idea of how confident you are in the team. You can view the interactive Fan Confidence Graph anytime via the nav bar above, or by clicking here. Thanks in advance for voting.