Fan Confidence Poll: August 5th, 2013By
Record Last Week: 2-3 (13 RS, 16 RA)
Season Record: 57-53 (420 RS, 431 RA, 54-56 pythag. record), 9.5 GB ALE/4.5 GB WC
Opponents This Week: @ White Sox (three games, Mon. to Weds.), Thurs. OFF, vs. Tigers (three games, Fri. to Sun.)
Top stories from last week:
- The week started with an off-day, then the Yankees suffered a walk-off loss in their series opener against the Dodgers. Hiroki Kuroda salvaged the two-game series by beating Clayton Kershaw on Wednesday.
- Following another off-day, the Bombers headed to San Diego for a three-game weekend set. CC Sabathia got hammered in the opening loss, then Curtis Granderson and Ivan Nova teamed up to give the team a win in the middle game. Phil Hughes got smacked around in yesterday’s loss.
- Injury Updates: Alex Rodriguez (quad) played in two minor league rehab games and is ready to be activated. Derek Jeter (calf) is day-to-day with a Grade I strain. David Phelps (elbow) is out with soreness and is heading for tests. Michael Pineda (shoulder) is headed for tests after leaving a Triple-A start with stiffness. Frankie Cervelli (hand, elbow) is likely done for the year with lingering pain. David Robertson (arm) was unavailable for a few days due to fatigue but has since returned.
- The Yankees did not make a single move prior to Wednesday’s trade deadline, but they did make a run at both Michael Young and Carlos Ruiz. They also had their eye on Alberto Callaspo. Two offers were made for Phil Hughes.
- MLB will officially suspend A-Rod for the rest of this season and all of next season today. He reportedly reached out to the Yankees to discuss a possible buyout after suggesting the team and the league were conspiring to keep him off the field. Cervelli is “leaning strongly” towards accepting a plea deal.
- Melky Mesa was sent down to Triple-A Scranton to clear a roster spot for Granderson, who was activated on Friday. David Adams went down for Jayson Nix, who was activated Tuesday.
- The Yankees signed Dominican outfielder Leonardo Molina for $1.4M.
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