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Tue, 14 May 2013 13:19:33 -0700
New York Yankees OF Curtis Granderson (forearm) is making his season debut batting cleanup and starting in left field Tuesday, May 14. The team has decided that they are better defensively with OF Brett Gardner in center field. OFs Vernon Wells and Ichiro Suzuki are both expected to continue seeing playing time with Granderson back. Wells is the designated hitter Tuesday.
Fantasy Tip: The biggest loser in this scenario is probably Travis Hafner. His limited positional eligibility also hurts his value in deep mixed leagues, too. Wells and Suzuki won't play as much as they were, but they should continue to see enough at-bats to remain valuable in cavernous mixed leagues.
Mon, 13 May 2013 16:36:56 -0700
New York Yankees OF Curtis Granderson (forearm) has had at least one hit in four of his previous rehab games, including three hits Sunday, May 12, and he's batting .412 with a home run for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He could come off the disabled list Tuesday, May 14, barring any setbacks. "I've always said, 'when Grandy feels that he's ready, then come on,' said manager Joe Girardi. "We want him back in our lineup and if he feels that he's ready to go, he's ready to go. Whenever the conversation takes place, we're open arms."
Fantasy Tip: All signs point to Granderson returning tomorrow after the club optioned Brennan Boesch to the minors. It's unclear which outfield position Granderson will play, but all that matters is that he'll be in the lineup on a regular basis. Finding PT for Vernon Wells might be tougher, and he may be involved in an outfield platoon with Ichiro Suzuki, which will limit both players' value in mixed universes.
Thu, 09 May 2013 09:30:00 -0700
Wed, 08 May 2013 16:42:06 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Granderson is on the cusp of returning to a Yankees lineup that is in need of the kind of pop that his left-handed stick can bring. Brennan Boesch and Ben Francisco will essentially become bench players, if one of them isn't cut from the roster. Vernon Wells could also lose some value if he enters into a platoon with Ichiro Suzuki or with Travis Hafner at designated hitter.
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 20:19:37 -0700
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi moved OF Ichiro Suzuki to the two-hole for the game Wednesday, April 24, against the Tampa Bay Rays, and Ichiro responded by going 1-for-4, raising his season average to .222. Girardi believes Ichiro has plenty left in the tank despite a slow start this season. "I see the ball in BP; it jumps off his bat," Girardi said. "I really believe he's going to hit, and I believe his at-bats have been better."
Fantasy Tip: Ichiro's fantasy stock has tumbled significantly this season, as he is now only worth considering as a No. 5 outfielder, designated hitter or utility player in mixed formats of 12 or more teams.
Wed, 10 Apr 2013 16:35:46 -0700
New York Yankees OF Brennan Boesch has been taking grounders at first base, and manager Joe Girardi said he wants to find ways to get Boesch's bat in the lineup more often. Boesch is slated to play right field and bat sixth in the order with OF Ichiro Suzuki taking the day off Wednesday, April 10. Suzuki is hitting just .185 and 1B Lyle Overbay is batting only .250 so far this year. Boesch, however, hasn't played first since high school.
Fantasy Tip: Boesch just got a little more intriguing in AL-only leagues, especially if he can make enough starts at first base to gain positional eligibility there. A left stick with as much pop as his is even more useful in a park such as Yankee Stadium.
Sat, 02 Mar 2013 23:48:21 -0800
New York Yankees OF Ichiro Suzuki walked away unharmed from an automobile accident Saturday, March 2. Shortly after he left Steinbrenner Field, Ichiro was driving his Land Rover on Dale Mabry Highway near Kennedy Boulevard in Tampa, and a woman cut him off as she tried to make a left turn. Ichiro's car struck the woman's vehicle, which in turn hit a third car. None of the parties suffered any injuries, though Ichiro's car was towed from the scene.
Tue, 05 Feb 2013 00:28:48 -0800
The New York Yankees may decide in training camp whether to go with OF Brett Gardner or OF Curtis Granderson in center. It is still possible Granderson could switch to left field with Granderson in center and OF Ichiro Suzuki in right.
Tue, 08 Jan 2013 11:37:51 -0800
The New York Yankees are interested in trading for Washington Nationals OF Mike Morse, according to sources. Morse is available on the trading block after Washington re-signed 1B Adam LaRoche. Morse could be a right-handed stick to complement OFs Curtis Granderson, Brett Gardner and Ichiro Suzuki, and he can also serve as the designated hitter.
Fri, 14 Dec 2012 09:10:47 -0800
New York Yankees OF Ichiro Suzuki turned down offers from two other teams, both of which offered more money than the Yankees. The Philadelphia Phillies were offering $14 million for two years, according to sources. The other team is unknown, but they were reportedly offering $15 million for two years.
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