Record Last Week: 4-2 (32 RS, 31 RA)
Season Record: 15-10 (107 RS, 115 RA, 12-13 pythag. record)
Opponents This Week: Mon. OFF, vs. Mariners (three games, Tues. to Thurs.), vs. Rays (three games, Fri. to Sun.)
Top stories from last week:
- The week started with an off-day, then the Yankees headed to Boston for three games with the Red Sox. The Bombers took the first game from the Sawx with relative ease but got blown out in the second game after Michael Pineda was ejected for having pine tar on his neck. The Yankees blew Boston out in the series finale.
- The Angels came to town for a three-game weekend set and blew New York right out of the water in Friday’s opener. The Yankees hung on for a one-run win on Saturday, then they did it again yesterday.
- Injury Updates: Ivan Nova (elbow) will have Tommy John surgery tomorrow. Bruce Billings (forearm) was placed on the 15-day DL with a strain. Tyler Austin (groin) was placed on the minor league DL with a strain. Ty Hensley (groin) is throwing bullpen sessions. Jose Campos (elbow) had Tommy John surgery. Bryan Mitchell (elbow) was placed on the minor league DL with inflammation. Luis Torrens (shoulder) should return soon.
- Pineda was suspended ten games for his pine tar infraction, forcing the Yankees to play with a 24-man roster for the time being. MLB will consider revising the foreign substance rules after the season.
- The Yankees made a series of roster moves last week. David Robertson was activated off the DL, and, long story short, Billings, Preston Claiborne, and Chris Leroux joined the bullpen while Mitchell, Matt Daley, and Dean Anna were sent down. Nik Turley was released.
- The expansion New York City Football Club of the MLS will officially play in Yankee Stadium next season.
- MLB came to its senses and eliminated the new transfer rule.
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