Record Last Week: 2-5 (19 RS, 35 RA)
Season Record: 31-31 (249 RS, 280 RA, 27-35 pythag. record)
Opponents This Week: @ Royals (one game, Mon.), @ Mariners (three games, Tues. to Thurs.), @ Athletics (three games, Fri. to Sun.)
Top stories from last week:
- The week started with one game against the Mariners, a makeup game stemming from an April rainout. Seattle won the game in a blowout.
- The Athletics came to town for a three-game set after that, and Oakland took the first game after the bullpen melted down. The Yankees could not protect a four-run lead on Wednesday, but they won the finale behind Masahiro Tanaka. Tanaka was named the AL Pitcher of the Month for May.
- The Yankees headed to Kansas City for a four-game wrap around series in Kansas City on Friday. They won the opener behind Chase Whitley, but David Phelps got roughed up on Saturday. The club managed to go 1-for-17 with runners in scoring position in yesterday’s loss.
- Injury Updates: CC Sabathia (knee) has started playing catch. Shawn Kelley (back) pitched in a minor league rehab game and will do it again on Monday. OF Ramon Flores (ankle) and IF Dean Anna (unknown) were placed on the Triple-A Scranton DL. 3B Eric Jagielo (oblique) will miss another week or so.
- The Yankees activated Carlos Beltran (elbow) off the 15-day DL and sent Scott Sizemore to Triple-A Scranton. Wade LeBlanc was claimed off waivers from the Angels, Jose Ramirez was called up, Preston Claiborne was demoted, and Alfredo Aceves was designated for assignment as part of a bullpen shakeup.
- With their top pick in the 2014 amateur draft (second round), the Yankees selected Mississippi State LHP Jacob Lindgren. He said he wants to sign “as soon as possible.” Here is what happened on Day Two and Day Three of the draft.
- Kendrys Morales agreed to a contract with the Twins after the Yankees asked him to hold off on signing.
- The Yankees extended their player development contract with Triple-A Scranton through 2018.
- Derek Jeter wants to become on owner after his playing career is over.
- Former Yankees bench coach Don Zimmer passed away at age 83.
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