Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:05:59 -0700
New York Yankees OF Ichiro Suzuki connected for his first home run of the season Friday, July 25, against the Toronto Blue Jays. Suzuki came into the game as a .421 career hitter (24-for-57) with a double, triple, five RBI and a .897 OPS against Blue Jays SP Mark Buehrle.
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 10:11:08 -0700
The New York Yankees have designated OF Alfonso Soriano for assignment.
Fantasy Tip: Soriano had been locked into a platoon with Ichiro Suzuki for the last month, seeing the bulk of his playing time against lefties. He can be dropped in all fantasy formats.
Thu, 19 Jun 2014 15:08:48 -0700
There is no timetable for New York Yankees OF Carlos Beltran (elbow) to return to right field. He's been the team's full-time designated hitter since his return from the disabled list earlier this month. Beltran is in the middle of a throwing program, and he hopes to return to the outfield this year. OFs Ichiro Suzuki and Alfonso Soriano are platooning in right field as a result.
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 16:45:24 -0700
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said the plan will be to play OF Alfonso Soriano only against left-handed pitchers moving forward. Soriano snapped an 0-for-16 slump with two hits against a lefty Thursday, June 5. Soriano will likely split time in right field with OF Ichiro Suzuki. Soriano is hitting .195 in 123 at-bats against righties and .303 in 66 at-bats versus southpaws.
Fantasy Tip: The plan limits Soriano's value to deep mixed and AL-only leagues for the time being, but it should make him much more productive when he does play.
Sat, 24 May 2014 10:35:25 -0700
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he would consider using OF Ichiro Suzuki to pitch in an emergency situation. "I'll definitely ask him if he could do it," Girardi said. "It looks like he has pretty good stuff." Suzuki was a star pitcher in high school and pitched to one batter in the 1996 Japan All-Star Game. He does shoulder exercises and plays long toss all year long, and could probably throw 40-50 pitches without any problem. "I would be happy to help if they need me," Suzuki said.
Sun, 18 May 2014 10:39:44 -0700
New York Yankees OF Ichiro Suzuki (back) appeared as a defensive replacement in the ninth inning of the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday, May 17. However, he was not in the starting lineup for the first game of a doubleheader Sunday, May 18.
Thu, 15 May 2014 13:54:26 -0700
New York Yankees OF Carlos Beltran (elbow) said he would face a six- to eight-week recovery if he needs to have surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow. "I'm getting better but not to the point I'm capable to swinging a bat," Beltran said. OF Ichiro Suzuki is expected to play more in the outfield with Beltran out.
Thu, 15 May 2014 13:31:10 -0700
The New York Yankees placed OF Carlos Beltran (elbow) on the 15-day disabled Thursday, May 15.
Fantasy Tip: Beltran will likely need to have surgery to remove a bone spur from his elbow. It's a good bet he'll be sidelined well past the 15 days for his DL stint after the surgery, but he will return this year. Rafael Soriano and Ichiro Suzuki will have more avenues to consistent playing time now.
Wed, 14 May 2014 16:49:59 -0700
New York Yankees OFs Carlos Beltran (elbow) and Ichiro Suzuki (back) are both out again Wednesday, May 14. It's unknown when Beltran will return to the lineup, and it'll likely depend on how the cortisone shot takes effect. Beltran could be headed for the disabled list if he needs surgery. Suzuki is feeling better.
Tue, 13 May 2014 13:36:02 -0700
New York Yankees OF Ichiro Suzuki (back) said his back is still too sore to play Tuesday, May 13.