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.
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