Record Last Week: 3-4 (37 RS, 39 RA)
Season Record: 41-35 (363 RS, 339 RA, 41-35 pythag. record)
Opponents This Week: @ Angels (three games, Mon. to Weds.), Thurs. OFF, vs. Rays (three games, Fri. to Sun.)
Top stories from last week:
- The week started with three games against the Phillies, and baseball’s worst offense torched Masahiro Tanaka on Monday (11-8 loss) and Michael Pineda on Tuesday (11-6 loss). The Yankees rebounded to beat Cole Hamels in Wednesday’s 10-2 win, which was Ivan Nova‘s first start back from Tommy John surgery. They’re using a six-man rotation for the time being.
- A four-game series in Houston followed, and Dallas Keuchel shut the Yankees down in Thursday’s 4-0 loss. The Bombers rebounded with a 3-2 win the next day, then won Saturday’s game 9-6 after blowing a six-run lead. Collin McHugh dominated the Yankees in yesterday’s 3-1 loss.
- Injury Updates: Jacoby Ellsbury (knee) has been running and progressing with his rehab. Andrew Miller (forearm) has resumed throwing. Mark Teixeira (neck) received a cortisone shot and has since returned to the lineup. Brendan Ryan (back) was placed on the 15-day DL with a strain. Andrew Bailey (shoulder) was activated off the minor league DL.
- The Yankees continued their roster shuffle. Esmil Rogers rejoined the team yesterday, and earlier this week Branden Pinder, Diego Moreno, Gregorio Petit, Ramon Flores, Bryan Mitchell, and Danny Burawa were on the roster. Jose DePaula was designated for assignment to clear a roster spot for Nova and was later outrighted to Triple-A Scranton.
- The Yankees are not ruling out a pursuit of Cole Hamels and they continue to scout Mike Leake, among others. The club has “sworn off” trading top prospects for rentals, however.
- Second rounder Jeff Degano signed for a below slot $650,000 bonus. The Yankees signed several other late-round picks as well.
- Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez were both selected for the 2015 Futures Game.
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