Record Last Week: 6-1 (38 RS, 22 RA)
Season Record: 48-40 (348 RS, 348 RA, 44-44 pythag. record), 5.0 GB ALE/0.5 GB WC
Opponents This Week: vs. Royals (four games, Mon. to Thurs.), vs. Twins (three games, Fri. to Sun.)
Top stories from last week:
- The Yankees traveled to Minnesota for a four-game series to open the week. They rallied late to take the opener on Monday before winning the next day as well. CC Sabathia won his 200th career game for the team’s third straight win, then the Yankees finished off the four-game sweep on Thursday.
- The Orioles came to the Bronx for a three-game weekend set. The Yankees walked off in the series opener before taking the second game on Saturday. Mariano Rivera blew the save in yesterday’s loss.
- Injury Updates: Derek Jeter (ankle) started playing in minor league rehab games with Triple-A Scranton. Alex Rodriguez (hip) continued his rehab assignment with High-A Tampa. Curtis Granderson (hand) has started swinging a pipe underwater. Michael Pineda (shoulder) made his final minor league rehab start and was optioned to Triple-A. Frankie Cervelli (hand, elbow) was shut down with a stress reaction. David Phelps (forearm) was placed on the DL with a slight strain. Jayson Nix (hamstring) was placed on the DL with a Grade II strain. Hiroki Kuroda (hip) had a start pushed back but has since return to the rotation.
- Eduardo Nunez was activated off the DL. The Yankees also signed infielder Luis Cruz and claimed first baseman Travis Ishikawa to bolster the bench. They are scouting Marlins’ hitters and are one of six teams on Alex Rios’ no-trade list. Both the Giants and Braves have interest in Joba Chamberlain.
- The Yankees signed 20th round pick Drew Bridges to an over-slot bonus worth sixth round money. They also inked Dominican shortstop Yonauris Rodriguez for $575k.
- Both Robinson Cano and Rivera were elected to the All-Star Game. David Robertson is on the Final Vote ballot.
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