Yankees’ Bird to play Saturday, 3 days after getting hit
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees first baseman Greg Bird is scheduled to play Saturday, three days after getting hit on the right elbow by a pitch from Houston's Wade Miley.
Yankees’ Bird sent back to Tampa; Severino progressing
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — New York manager Aaron Boone sent Greg Bird back to the Yankees complex in Tampa on Thursday after the first baseman developed stiffness in the elbow hit by a pitch a day...
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks had a second cortisone shot for his ailing back and will not be ready for opening day.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Judge got a $62,000 raise from the New York Yankees up to $684,300 in the right fielder's last season before becoming eligible for salary arbitration.
Bird says he’s ready to regain Yanks’ 1B job from Voit
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Greg Bird is stronger, healthier and ready to challenge Luke Voit for the New York Yankees' first-base job.
After three injury-marred seasons, the 26-year old Bird...
Frazier feels good after concussion decimated 2018 season
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Clint Frazier showed no hesitation chasing down a fly ball on the warning track and hit batting practice drives well over the left-field fence, appearing to have recovered from the concussion that decimated his 2018 season.
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."
Chasen Shreve, Cardinals agree to $900,000 deal
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Left-hander Chasen Shreve and the St. Louis Cardinals agreed to a $900,000, one-year contract.
Shreve can earn an additional $400,000 in performance bonuses for games pitched as part of the deal announced Friday: $50,000 each for 35, 40, 45 and 50; $75,000 apiece for 55 and 60; and $50,000 for 65.
Odd path to playoffs: Kratz, Voit, Brasier take longer road
Of course Erik Kratz kept hoping for a moment like this. That's why he stuck around, through a dozen big league organizations, a couple of cruel demotions in the minors, a bunch of near-misses in the World Series.
And the time he accidentally shot himself in the hand with a nail gun.
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).
Voit gives Yankees pair of home run records on 1 swing
NEW YORK (AP) — Luke Voit and the New York Yankees set two home run records with one swing of the bat.
The brawny first baseman hit a two-run shot to straightaway center field in the second inning Thursday night against Boston, giving the Yankees a major league-record 12 players with at least 10 home runs this season.
"It's pretty cool," Voit said. "That's kind of a cool stat to be a part of."
Price struggles again in Bronx; Voit, Yanks top Red Sox 10-1
NEW YORK (AP) — David Price has been pummeled over and over at Yankee Stadium.
This time, it was Luke Voit's turn — with a big assist from the short right-field porch.
Voit hit two homers off Price, Miguel Andujar popped another one barely into the right-field seats and the New York Yankees stalled Boston's division-clinching celebration by beating the Red Sox 10-1 on Wednesday night.
Odorizzi takes no-hit bid into 8th as Twins top Yankees 3-1
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As he inched closer to a no-hitter, Jake Odorizzi was ready to throw 140 pitches if needed. He was nearing his career high against the New York Yankees, but was confident he could talk Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor into leaving him in for the ninth inning if it got to that point.
Odorizzi’s no-hit bid vs Yankees broken up in 8th inning
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins pitcher Jake Odorizzi has given up an RBI double to Greg Bird with one out in the eighth inning, ending the right-hander's bid for a no-hitter against the New York Yankees.
After a walk to Luke Voit, Bird lined the next pitch deep into the left-center gap. It was the 120th pitch for Odorizzi on Wednesday night, matching his career high.
Yankees homer twice late to beat Athletics 5-1
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Luke Voit let a changeup go by for a called strike on the first pitch from Fernando Rodney in the eighth inning. When the Athletics reliever tried sneaking another changeup past him, Voit sent it soaring into the left-field stands.
The big first baseman hit a tiebreaking home run, Adeiny Hechavarria also went deep and the New York Yankees beat Oakland 5-1 on Tuesday night.
Canha homers as A’s gain ground on Yankees in wild-card race
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mark Canha homered and Matt Chapman hit an RBI double to back Trevor Cahill, leading the Oakland Athletics past the New York Yankees 6-3 on Monday in a matchup between two teams in the AL wild-card race.
The A's jumped on CC Sabathia early and pulled within 3 1/2 games of New York for the first wild card.
Yankees rally after contested check swing, Boone ejection
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone ended his argument by squatting behind home and impersonating a catcher to show plate umpire Nic Lentz what he was missing.
Boone was long gone by the time umpires awarded Luke Voit first base on a borderline check swing — a decision that left Tigers skipper Ron Gardenhire red in the face, too.
Severino gets 17th win as Yankees beat Orioles 5-3 for sweep
BALTIMORE (AP) — Despite all the injuries, and regardless of the deficit they face in the AL East, the New York Yankees won't let up in their quest to put a strong finish on a heck of a season.
Luke Voit went 3 for 3 with a two-run homer to help Luis Severino earn his major league-leading 17th victory, and New York beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-3 Sunday night to complete a four-game sweep.
Voit hits 2 HRs, Britton closes, Yanks top Orioles 7-5 in 10
BALTIMORE (AP) — Those late-July trades are paying off in a big way for the New York Yankees.
Luke Voit connected in the 10th inning for his second home run of the game, and Zach Britton marked his return to Camden Yards by working the bottom half to preserve the Yankees' 7-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.
Yankees put LHP Sabathia on 10-day DL with knee inflammation
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees have put pitcher CC Sabathia on the 10-day disabled list because of right knee inflammation.
The Yankees made a series of roster moves before hosting the New York Mets on Monday night. Reliever George Kontos was promoted from Triple-A, infielder Ronald Torreyes rejoined the Yankees and first baseman Luke Voit was sent to the minors.
NEW YORK (AP) — The busy New York Yankees have traded relievers Chasen Shreve and Giovanny Gallegos to the St. Louis Cardinals for first baseman Luke Voit.
The Yankees also got international signing bonus pool money from St. Louis in the deal announced Saturday night.
This was New York's third trade in five days. They got reliever Zach Britton from Baltimore on Tuesday and acquired starter J.A. Happ from Toronto on Thursday.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Robbie Ray was ready to make a new memory in St. Louis.
The left-hander struck out nine over six innings and the bullpen closed out a two-hitter, helping the Diamondbacks spoil the St. Louis Cardinals' home opener 3-1 on Thursday night.
Arizona improved to 6-1 for the second straight season and tied a franchise record for its best seven-game start. The team was also 6-1 in 2000.
St. Louis dropped its first home opener since 2015.
Ray solid in return as Diamondbacks edge Mets 3-2
NEW YORK (AP) — Diamondbacks starter Robbie Ray knows how fortunate he was to be pitching on Thursday.
His club knows how lucky they were, too.
Ray returned to a big league mound for the first time since being hit in the head with a line drive last month, striking out nine in five innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the New York Mets 3-2.
"Very thankful that I didn't get hurt any more than I did and I'm just glad to be back out there," Ray said.
Carpenter homers, Cardinals outlast Pirates 11-10
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Matt Carpenter seemed to send the St. Louis Cardinals on their way to an easy win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night. His three-run homer gave St. Louis a 5-1 lead in the second inning.
When Luke Voit replaced Carpenter at first base in the seventh inning, the Cardinals led 10-3. It reached 11-3 in the eighth before they nearly let it slip away.
St. Louis eventually won 11-10 but despite the near collapse, Carpenter said he was never nervous in the dugout.
Molina, Weaver lead Cardinals to 5-4 win over Brewers
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The praises were flowing for Yadier Molina.
Molina hit two solo home runs, Kolten Wong added a two-run double, Luke Weaver pitched into the seventh inning and the St. Louis Cardinals held on for a 5-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night.
"He is our captain, he is our leader, he is the St. Louis Cardinals," Wong said of Molina. "We are going to hop on his back whenever he is going. He is our man. When he goes, we go."
ST. LOUIS (AP) — It's been a week of firsts for St. Louis reliever Trevor Rosenthal.
On Tuesday, he earned his first two-inning win in a 3-2 victory over Colorado.
Against Arizona on Friday night, Rosenthal pitched the final two innings for his first two-inning major league save as St. Louis defeated the Diamondbacks 1-0.
"I think I'll probably start next week," Rosenthal said laughing.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said pitcher Robbie Ray, who was hit in the head by a line drive during Friday night's game against St. Louis, is doing well and will be put in concussion protocol.
A line drive by Luke Voit hit Ray squarely in the head in the second inning. Ray, a left-hander, dropped flat on the mound.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis starter Michael Wacha pitched six innings and Jedd Gyorko drove in the lone run with one of his three hits Friday night, leading the Cardinals to a 1-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Wacha (8-4) allowed three hits. He has won five of his last six starts and improved to 7-1 in 12 starts at Busch Stadium this season.
Line drive hits Arizona starter Ray in head
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A line drive by St. Louis first baseman Luke Voit hit Arizona starter Robbie Ray in the head in the second inning of Friday night's game against St. Louis.
Ray, a left-hander, dropped flat on the mound.
Third baseman Daniel Descalso caught the ball in the air in foul territory for an out. His teammates quickly ran to his side.