Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:14:09 -0700
Updating a previous report, New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (hamstring) suffered a strained right hamstring during the game Friday, April 4.
Fantasy Tip: Kelly Johnson likely will take over at first base if Teixeira misses a decent amount of time. Johnson could become an option in mixed leagues especially if he gains first base eligibility. Yangervis Solarte and Dean Anna could see time at third base if Johnson moves to first base. Both could have value in AL-only leagues, but Solarte should be the top target. Teixeira could be placed on the disabled list if the injury will take weeks to heal.
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:04:43 -0700
New York Yankees SS Derek Jeter is receiving his first day of rest Friday, April 4, with the team playing on artificial turf this weekend against the Toronto Blue Jays. 2B Dean Anna is starting at shortstop in Jeter's place.
Fantasy Tip: Jeter will be rested more often by manager Joe Girardi this season, as the team tries to keep him healthy for the long haul in his last season as a pro. Keep this in mind and have a decent backup option to rotate with him on your fake roster.
Sun, 16 Feb 2014 11:45:06 -0800
The New York Yankees have signed 2B Dean Anna and SP Vidal Nuno. Anna would make the league minimum ($500,000) if he ends up in the majors and Nuno would make $504,500.
Tue, 17 Dec 2013 08:54:03 -0800
The New York Yankees may decide to go with a platoon arrangement at second base this year between 2Bs Brian Roberts and Dean Anna. Anna is a career minor leaguer and hits from the left side. He had an .892 OPS in the Pacific Coast League last season. Roberts is a switch hitter and owns a .716 OPS against lefties and .782 against righties. 2B Kelly Johnson may not be defensively sound enough to play the position. The Yankees know that they need to protect Roberts, though, to keep him healthy over the course of the season.
Wed, 20 Nov 2013 20:30:01 -0800
The New York Yankees acquired 2B Dean Anna from the San Diego Padres for P Ben Paullus Wednesday, Nov. 20.