Record Last Week: 3-4 (27 RS, 40 RA)
Season Record: 79-71 (619 RS, 634 RA, 73-77 pythag. record), 12.5 GB ALE/3.0 GB WC
Opponents This Week: Mon. OFF, @ Blue Jays (three games, Tues. to Thurs.), vs.Giants (three games, Fri. to Sun.)
Top stories from last week:
- The week started with four games against the Orioles in Baltimore. Chris Tillman shut the Yankees down in the opener, but they rebounded with a late rally for a win on Tuesday. Robinson Cano‘s late homer gave them a win the next day and another ninth inning rally gave them a win in the finale.
- The Yankees headed up to Boston for a three-game weekend set with the Red Sox, and they dropped the opener thanks to the bullpen meltdown. CC Sabathia got hit around again in Saturday’s loss and the Sawx completed the sweep with a blowout win yesterday.
- Injury Updates: Derek Jeter (ankle) has been placed on the DL with soreness, ending his season. There is “no indication” he will retire after the season. Brett Gardner (oblique) is likely done for the year with a Grade I strain. Alex Rodriguez (calf) is day-to-day with tightness. Ivan Nova (triceps) left Tuesday’s start early but started Sunday as scheduled. Boone Logan (elbow) will be examined by Dr. James Andrews. Alfonso Soriano (thumb) suffered a sprain making a diving catch but has since returned to the lineup. Austin Romine (concussion) has been sidelined following a foul tip. David Robertson (shoulder) and Chris Stewart (foot) had nagging injuries but have since returned to the team.
- The Yankees acquired Brendan Ryan from the Mariners following Jeter’s injury. They tried to acquire Dan Haren from the Nationals to help their rotation just last weekend. New York had scouts watching Masahiro Tanaka‘s most recent start. The posting system may change this winter.
- Phil Hughes moved back into the rotation to replace David Huff. Both Zoilo Almonte and David Phelps were activated off the DL. To clear 40-man roster spots, Jeter was transferred to the 60-day DL and Jim Miller was designated for assignment.
- The Yankees are officially moving their radio broadcasts to WFAN starting next season. The team is facing a $29.1M luxury tax bill.
- Double-A Trenton swept through the playoffs to win the Eastern League championship
- The Yankees will open next season in Houston against the Astros.
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