Record Last Week: 3-4 (28 RS, 26 RA)
Season Record: 73-63 (704 RS, 567 RA, 81-55 pythag. record) 3.5 GB in ALE, 3.5 GU on WC
Opponents This Week: @ Orioles (three games, Mon. to Weds.), Thurs. OFF, @ Rangers (three games, Fri. to Sun.)
Top stories from last week:
- The week started with three games against the first place Indians. Corey Kluber outdueled Luis Severino in Monday’s 6-2 loss. Tuesday’s game was rained out, forcing the two teams to play a doubleheader Wednesday. The Yankees lost the first game 2-1, then lost the second game 9-4.
- The Red Sox came to town next. CC Sabathia pitched the Yankees to a 6-2 win Thursday in the opener, but the offense didn’t do much of anything in Friday’s 4-1 loss. The Yankees received a great start from Masahiro Tanaka in Saturday’s 5-1 win, then won a 9-2 blowout Sunday.
- Injury Updates: Aaron Hicks (oblique) was placed on the 10-day DL with a strain, though it’s not as bad as his last one. Aaron Judge (shoulder) continues to receive treatment but has not yet had a cortisone shot. Aroldis Chapman (elbow) had an MRI last week, which came back clean. Clint Frazier (oblique) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday. Garrett Cooper (hamstring) had his rehab stint halted by an illness. Kyle Higashioka (catcher) has started taking batting practice.
- The Yankees acquired Erik Kratz from the Indians in a cash trade for extra catcher depth. Kratz, Jordan Montgomery, Ben Heller, and Bryan Mitchell were the first wave of September call-ups. Matt Holliday was activated off the disabled list as well. Gio Gallegos and Caleb Smith were involved in shuttle moves.
- Brian Cashman headed to Japan last week to get a firsthand look at Shohei Otani. It’s still unknown whether Otani will make the jump to MLB this offseason.
- SS Thairo Estrada, OF Estevan Florial, 1B Chris Gittens, SS Kyle Holder, LHP Justus Sheffield, and RHP Dillon Tate will represent the Yankees in the Arizona Fall League.
- The Yankees will reportedly visit Philadelphia for the first time since the 2009 World Series next year. They’re due to face the NL East in interleague play.
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