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Wed, 12 Jun 2013 19:19:29 -0700
New York Yankees 1B Lyle Overbay and C Chris Stewart were out of the starting lineup Wednesday, June 12, against the Oakland Athletics. DH Travis Hafner was in the lineup at designated hitter, batting cleanup, while C Austin Romine got the nod behind the dish, batting ninth for manager Joe Girardi.
Sun, 09 Jun 2013 23:02:47 -0700
Despite a 6-for-57 slump at the plate with just one run batted in, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi will stick with OF Vernon Wells in left field. "I still consider Vernon an everyday player,'' Girardi said. "I may spell him a day off for (Lyle) Overbay, but I still think he is an everyday player.''
Mon, 27 May 2013 16:34:58 -0700
The New York Yankees will activate RP Joba Chamberlain (oblique) Tuesday, May 28, according to manager Joe Girardi.
Fantasy Tip: The Yankees will not alter the way they use Chamberlian, so use him as you normally would. If you own Shawn Kelley, monitor how he is used to see if he takes pitches away from Chamberlain moving forward.
Sat, 11 May 2013 10:46:35 -0700
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi collected his 500th win with the team Friday, May 10, against the Kansas City Royals. He became the fifth-fastest manager in franchise history to reach the milestone, doing so in 844 games.
Mon, 22 Apr 2013 01:56:14 -0700
New York Yankees 3B Kevin Youkilis (back) sat out Sunday, April 21, against the Toronto Blue Jays. 3B Jayson Nix took his place in the lineup. Manager Joe Girardi intended to give Youkilis a day off because the team is in the middle of a six-game stretch on artificial turf.
Fri, 15 Mar 2013 10:56:20 -0700
New York Yankees 3B Kevin Youkilis hit a solo homer and a triple Thursday, March 14, a day after doubling off Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee. "He's starting to swing the bat good," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "He's driven a lot of balls the last few days, and that's what we want to see."
Fantasy Tip: Youk is hitting .263 with two homers in 19 spring at-bats. His long history of injuries will keep his price relatively low but, as a result, could make him an alluring bargain at a volatile position.
Fri, 15 Mar 2013 10:51:37 -0700
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said there's no clear favorite for playing time between C's Francisco Cervelli and Chris Stewart, and the organization may not determine the split until the regular season begins. Girardi noted that each backstop did "a nice job with their staff" this spring. Cervelli and Stewart are out of minor league options.
Fantasy Tip: Mild prospect Austin Romine was also brought up earlier in the offseason as a candidate, but he was just sent to minor league camp and will be on call if they want to start his arbitration clock. He presents the most fantasy upside of this trio but is only a draft-day investment for AL-only pickers and an inseason free-agent target for two-catcher mixed leagues. Cervelli has a smidge more promise with the bat than Stewart, but neither should be on your dual-universe cheat sheet yet.
Sun, 03 Mar 2013 22:46:48 -0800
When New York Yankees OF Curtis Granderson (forearm) returns in May from his forearm injury, manager Joe Girardi will insert Granderson back in center field and OF Brett Gardner will return to left.
Fri, 22 Feb 2013 23:39:48 -0800
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said SP's CC Sabathia, Hiroki Kuroda and Andy Pettitte will likely throw simulated games next week and make their respective spring debuts during the second week of exhibition games.
Wed, 20 Feb 2013 23:53:09 -0800
With the acquisition of players like 3B Kevin Youkilis and DH Travis Hafner, there is a chance New York Yankees INF Eduardo Nunez may not make the roster this spring. "He has to earn it,'' manager Joe Girardi said. "We have toyed with some different options, but we liked what he did at the end of last year. We know he provides a lot of excitement. Our plans are to keep him at short for the most part, but he has to go out and earn it.''