BALTIMORE (AP) — Yankees shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a left calf strain, the 11th New York player sidelined just a week into the season.
New York opens season against Baltimore
Baltimore Orioles (47-115, fifth in the AL East in 2018) vs. New York Yankees (100-62, second in the AL East in 2018)
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner thinks New York has a championship-caliber team as it heads into Thursday's opener against Baltimore.
100-win Yankees limp into season with many injuries
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The New York Yankees open the season with likely baseball's most accomplished injured list.
Luis Severino, CC Sabathia, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Aaron Hicks,...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki is doing just fine, New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone says, despite his slow start at the plate.
Tulowitzki was hitless in three at-bats in a 6-5 win...
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Danny Farquhar pitched a hitless seventh inning in the New York Yankees' 6-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday in his second spring training...
Yankees’ Tulowitzki hits in first simulated game
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki took a called third strike in his first simulated game of spring training and followed with a drive down the right-field line that would have been over Yankee...
Gregorius not estimating on return from elbow surgery
NEW YORK (AP) — Didi Gregorius was quick when asked if he had a date in mind for his return from a torn elbow ligament.
"April," he blurted.
Then he smiled, laughed and added: "We all know that's not going to happen, but that's what I want to do. It's a wait and see 'til everything is cleared, everything is ready to go."
Ed Kranepool, Aaron Boone to receive Thurman Munson awards
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mets 1969 World Series champion Ed Kranepool and Yankees manager Aaron Boone will be honored at next month's Thurman Munson awards dinner.
They will be joined Feb. 5 by Yankees Didi Gregorius and Miguel Andujar, along with Giants two-time Super Bowl champion Zak DeOssie.
The Munson awards are presented annually for success on and off the field. The 74-year-old Kranepool, who is awaiting a kidney donor, will receive his award from teammate Ron Swoboda.
Infielder DJ LeMahieu, Yankees finalize $24M, 2-year deal
NEW YORK (AP) — Gold Glove-winning second baseman DJ LeMahieu and the New York Yankees have finalized a $24 million, two-year contract.
The deal, which would appear to eliminate New York as a destination for Manny Machado, was agreed to Friday subject to a successful physical. He will earn $12 million in each of the next two seasons.
AP source: LeMahieu, Yankees agree to $24M, 2-year deal
NEW YORK (AP) — Gold Glove-winning free-agent second baseman DJ LeMahieu and the Yankees have agreed to a $24 million, two-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press, a deal that would appear to eliminate New York as a destination for Manny Machado.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because no agreement had been announced.
Greg Bird, Yankees agree to $1.2 million, 1-year contract
NEW YORK (AP) — Oft-injured first baseman Greg Bird and the New York Yankees have agreed to a $1.2 million, one-year contract to avoid arbitration.
The 26-year-old hit .214 with 11 homers and 31 RBIs in 311 plate appearances during an injury wrecked 2018 season in which he lost the first base job to July acquisition Luke Voit.
Long and short of it: Tulowitzki happy if Yanks add Machado
NEW YORK (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki would be happy if the New York Yankees add Manny Machado to their infield, even if the move costs the 34-year-old shortstop playing time.
"Hey, I signed up to be a Yankee because I wanted to play with the best players," Tulowitzki said during a conference call Monday. "So if Manny is one of those guys, then I think that would be awesome. It would make the team that much stronger."
Tulowitzki to play shortstop for Yanks until Didi returns
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees view Troy Tulowitzki as their starting shortstop until Didi Gregorius returns from Tommy John surgery this summer.
Still, general manager Brian Cashman won't rule out trying to sign Manny Machado, one of the top free agents on the market.
AP source: Tulowitzki agrees to 1-year deal with Yankees
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees have obtained a low-cost infield replacement, agreeing to a one-year contract with shortstop Troy Tulowitzki for the major league minimum $555,000, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreement, first reported by ESPN, is subject to a successful physical.
Happ would like to see Machado join him on Yankees
NEW YORK (AP) — Now that he's staying with the New York Yankees, J.A. Happ would like to see Manny Machado join him in the Bronx.
"You get any kind of player like that on a team, that would be exciting," the pitcher said Thursday, three days after finalizing a $34 million, two-year contract.
Cashman says Yankees interested in Machado
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says he has been talking about Manny Machado with the infielder's agent.
New York shortstop Didi Gregorius is expected to miss at least half of next season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, leaving the team in search of an infielder.
Sanchez has shoulder surgery, Sabathia to retire after ’19
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Months before the start of spring training, the New York Yankees' injury list is lengthening.
Catcher Gary Sanchez had surgery on his left shoulder Thursday, which could slow him during spring training but is not likely to keep him out of the lineup on opening day.
Yanks SS Gregorius has Tommy John surgery, return uncertain
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius has undergone Tommy John surgery on his right elbow that is expected to keep him out of action for much of next season.
The Yankees said the surgery went as expected Wednesday. It was done by Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.
Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius needs Tommy John surgery
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees star shortstop Didi Gregorius needs Tommy John surgery on his right elbow after injuring himself making a throw in Boston during the AL Division Series, and there's no telling exactly when he'll be able to play again.
General manager Brian Cashman said Friday that Gregorius will be out "until sometime next summer." Cashman said the team will have a better idea about his return after surgery, which hasn't yet been scheduled.
‘Embarrassing’: Yanks routed by Red Sox 16-1, trail ALDS 2-1
NEW YORK (AP) — Their ace got booed off the mound, loudly. Their manager let things get out of hand. And their backup catcher wound up pitching.
"It was an embarrassing day today," New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius said.
Not much else to say after the Yankees absorbed the most-lopsided loss in their distinguished, 396-game postseason history, routed by the Boston Red Sox 16-1 Monday night in the AL Division Series.
A capsule look at the Yankees-Red Sox playoff series
A look at the best-of-five American League Division Series between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox:
Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Friday, at Boston, 7:32 p.m.; Game 2, Saturday, at Boston, 8:15 p.m.; Game 3, Monday, Oct. 8, at New York, 7:40 p.m.; x-Game 4, Tuesday, Oct. 9, at New York, 8:07 p.m.; x-Game 5, Thursday, Oct. 11, at Boston, 7:40 p.m. (All games on TBS).
A capsule look at the Athletics-Yankees playoff game
A look at the American League wild-card game between the Oakland Athletics and New York Yankees:
Schedule: Wednesday, at New York, 8:08 p.m. EDT (TBS).
Gregorius, Hicks could return to Yankees this weekend
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius and center fielder Aaron Hicks could return from injuries during a regular season-ending series this weekend at Boston.
Gregorius was cleared to resume baseball activities after a hand specialist examined his right wrist. Gregorius tore cartilage in the wrist during a head-first slide last weekend while scoring the run that clinched a postseason berth.
Yanks say Aaron Hicks should return to lineup this week
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Hicks should recover from a tight left hamstring in a few days and return to the New York Yankees lineup this week, according to manager Aaron Boone.
Hicks left Monday night's 4-1 win over Tampa Bay in the fourth inning, one inning after aggravating the hamstring while running to first and avoiding a double play.
Aaron Hicks hurts hamstring as Yankees beat Rays 4-1
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The players who combined for the run that clinched the New York Yankees' postseason berth are both hurt.
Aaron Hicks injured his left hamstring running up the first-base line in the Yankees' 4-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night, another concern for New York heading into next week's AL wild-card game.
Yankees CF Aaron Hicks injures left hamstring
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks left Monday night's game at Tampa Bay with left hamstring tightness.
Hicks appeared to get hurt in the third inning while running to first base on a grounder to shortstop, successfully beating a relay throw and avoiding a double play. He was replaced by Brett Gardner in the middle of the fourth.
Gregorius hopes to return from wrist injury this week
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius hopes to return from a wrist injury this week and start in the AL wild-card game on Oct. 3.
Gregorius hurt his right wrist Saturday when he slid headfirst on Aaron Hicks' 11th-inning double to score the run that clinched a postseason berth. An MRI on Sunday revealed a small tear.
"It feels way better," Gregorius said before Monday night's game at Tampa Bay. "Feeling stronger. More movement. It's a big step to go forward."
Gregorius hurt; A’s wait; Phils, Pirates, D-Backs out
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius has torn cartilage in his right wrist and is unsure whether he will be able to play in the AL wild-card game on Oct. 3.
Gregorius, who has 27 homers and 86 RBIs, got injured Saturday when he slid headfirst on Aaron Hicks' 11th-inning double to score the run that clinched a postseason berth for New York, which disclosed the injury after a 6-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.
Bad day in the Bronx: Didi hurt, Yankees lose to lowly O’s
NEW YORK (AP) — The playoff-bound Yankees blew a three-run lead against the worst team in the majors Sunday — and then came the really bad news.
New York shortstop Didi Gregorius has torn cartilage in his right wrist and is unsure whether he will be able to play in the AL wild-card game on Oct. 3. Gregorius, who has 27 homers and 86 RBIs, got injured Saturday when he slid headfirst on Aaron Hicks' 11th-inning double to score the run that clinched a postseason berth for the Yankees.
Bad day in the Bronx: Didi hurt, Yankees lose to lowly O’s
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees' Didi Gregorius tore cartilage in his right wrist while scoring the run that clinched a wild card berth for New York, manager Aaron Boone said after his team wasted a three-run lead in a 6-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.
Sabathia helps Yanks beat Orioles 10-8, close on wild card
NEW YORK (AP) — CC Sabathia's cutter was back, and the big left-hander returned to the win column for just the second time since the All-Star break.
Mauer’s grand slam leads Twins past Yankees 10-5
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Though the New York Yankees remain on pace to reach the 100-win mark, the threat of being forced to take a cross-country trip for a one-and-done postseason game sure has not disappeared.
This rare lopsided loss to the Minnesota Twins sure didn't help.
Joe Mauer hit a grand slam to highlight a six-run fifth inning, and the Twins beat the Yankees for the first time in 10 meetings, a 10-5 victory on Tuesday night after another flop by Sonny Gray as a starter.
Yankees activate SS Didi Gregorius from disabled list
SEATTLE (AP) — The New York Yankees have activated shortstop Didi Gregorius from the disabled list.
The Yankees made the move before Friday night's game at Seattle. He wasn't in the starting lineup, with recently acquired Adeiny Hechavarria at shortstop and batting eighth.
Yankees get shortstop Hechavarria in trade with Pirates
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees have acquired Adeiny Hechavarria in a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates, bringing in a veteran infielder to back up injured shortstop Didi Gregorius.
Judge improving but not swinging, Sanchez on rehab for Yanks
NEW YORK (AP) — The surging New York Yankees appear to have help on the way.
All-Star slugger Aaron Judge participated in baserunning and fielding drills for about a half hour Monday at Yankee Stadium under the watchful eye of team staff, and Gary Sanchez and Didi Gregorius also made progress in their recoveries from injuries for New York, which is a season-best 36 games over .500.
Yankees closer Chapman placed on DL with knee tendinitis
MIAMI (AP) — The New York Yankees' injury wave has reached the ninth inning.
All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman was placed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday with tendinitis in his left knee. He joined right fielder Aaron Judge, shortstop Didi Gregorius and catcher Gary Sanchez on the DL for the Yankees, who have baseball's second-best record despite their misfortune.
Yankees SS Didi Gregorius goes on DL with bruised heel
MIAMI (AP) — New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius went on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday, and the injury-plagued playoff contenders are hoping his bruised left heel mends quickly.
The roster move, which was announced before a game at Miami, was retroactive to Monday. Gregorius was hurt in a collision Sunday at first base against Toronto.
LEADING OFF: Gregorius hurt, Stanton in Miami, Felix starts
A look at what's happening around the majors today:
The Yankees will see how shortstop Didi Gregorius is feeling, a day after he bruised his left heel in a collision while beating out an infield hit. Gregorius was hurt when he tumbled over Toronto first baseman Kendrys Morales.
Gregorius is batting .270 with 22 home runs and 74 RBIs, and has 48 extra-base hits this season.
"It's something that we'll monitor over the next 24 hours, could potentially be a DL thing," manager Aaron Boone said.
Happ gets slam help from Bird, Yankees beat Blue Jays 10-2
NEW YORK (AP) — In a lopsided win, this was not the kind of big hit the New York Yankees hoped to see.
Didi Gregorius hurt his left heel in a collision at first base during a 10-2 romp over Toronto on Sunday, an injury that could sideline the star shortstop for a while.
"It's something that we'll monitor over the next 24 hours, could potentially be a DL thing," said manager Aaron Boone, who Gregorius had a "pretty bad bruise."
Stanton homers as Yankees beat Blue Jays 11-6
NEW YORK (AP) — Another day, another big swing for Giancarlo Stanton.
The slugger just loves this time of year.
Stanton hit one of New York's four homers, Luis Severino struck out eight while pitching into the sixth inning and the Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 11-6 on Saturday.
Didi Gregorius, Miguel Andujar and Greg Bird also connected as New York moved 31 games over .500, matching a season high. Andujar had three hits and three RBIs and Gregorius also drove in three runs.
Sabathia, Stanton lead Yankees over Rangers 7-2
NEW YORK (AP) — Traded to the Yankees after the 2014 season, Didi Gregorius had the unenviable task of following Derek Jeter as New York's new shortstop.
A smooth fit, it's been.
Gregorius homered and turned in a pair of nifty defensive plays as the Yankees defeated the Texas Rangers 7-2 on Sunday.
Gregorius has been praised by his manager and teammates for his play on the field and his leadership in the clubhouse. Just like his predecessor.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Following another strong start from Shane Bieber, Indians closer Cody Allen managed to hit the brakes just in time during yet another tense ninth inning.
Allen overcame Giancarlo Stanton's leadoff homer in the ninth and retired pinch-hitter Didi Gregorius with the tying run on first to close out Cleveland's 6-5 win over the New York Yankees on Friday night.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona trusted Corey Kluber to keep the Yankees from scoring.
At this point, he has no better option.
Kluber gave up a go-ahead double to Aaron Hicks with one out in the eighth inning as New York scored late against Cleveland's ace and downed the Indians 7-4 on Thursday night in the Yankees' first visit to Progressive Field since last year's AL playoffs.
LEADING OFF: Astros, Yanks try to get bats going in New York
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LEADING OFF: Yankees-Astros open ALCS, Cubs-Dodgers in NLCS
A look at what's happening all around the majors today:
Yanks complete comeback, beat Indians 5-2 in Game 5 of ALDS
CLEVELAND (AP) — These young Yankees were unshaken, resilient and as tough as the city they represent.
The baby Bronx Bombers have grown up fast.
Didi Gregorius, following in the October footprints left by Derek Jeter, homered twice off Corey Kluber as New York beat the Cleveland Indians 5-2 in Game 5 on Wednesday night to complete its comeback from a 2-0 deficit in the Division Series and dethrone the AL champions.
LEADING OFF: Sale vs Verlander; Judge, Yanks’ power vs Bauer
A look at what's happening around the majors today:
Red Sox lefty Chris Sale makes his first postseason appearance when he starts against Astros righty Justin Verlander in Game 1 of the AL Division Series at Minute Maid Park. Sale led the majors with 308 strikeouts while going 17-8 with a 2.90 ERA for Boston. Verlander excelled after being traded from Detroit to Houston, winning all five starts for his new team with a 1.06 ERA.