Sun, 29 Jun 2014 23:51:14 -0700
The New York Yankees have five players with at least 200 at-bats who have an on base plus slugging percentage of .660 or lower, including free-agent pickups in 2B Brian Roberts, C Brian McCann and OF Carlos Beltran. The other two are SS Derek Jeter and OF Alfonso Soriano.
Fantasy Tip: And yet the Yankees are three games over .500. It just shows you how no one is running away with this division, but the fact is all five of these players carry fantasy risks because of the low OPS numbers.
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 07:11:24 -0700
New York Yankees 2B Brian Roberts (knee) returned to the lineup Tuesday, June 17, after missing two games with a bruised knee.
Sun, 15 Jun 2014 10:41:57 -0700
New York Yankees 2B Brian Roberts (knee) did not play against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, June 14, because of a sore right knee.
Sat, 31 May 2014 12:37:07 -0700
New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (wrist) left the game against the Minnesota Twins Saturday, May 31, after aggravating his sore right wrist. He went 0-for-2 before being removed in the fifth inning. INF Brian Roberts pinch-hit for Teixeira and INF Kelly Johnson moved over from third base to replace him defensively at first base.
Sun, 25 May 2014 12:59:55 -0700
New York Yankees 2B Brian Roberts (knee) returned to the starting lineup Sunday, May 25, against the Chicago White Sox.
Sat, 24 May 2014 10:35:14 -0700
X-rays for New York Yankees 2B Brian Roberts (knee) came back negative after he fouled a pitch off his right knee. He is listed as day-to-day.
Thu, 08 May 2014 10:27:59 -0700
New York Yankees 2B Brian Roberts is 17-for-50 (.340) in his last 13 games after starting off the season slow, and he's raised his average from .156 on April 20 to .253.
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 20:23:37 -0700
Updating a previous report, New York Yankees 2B Brian Roberts (back) underwent an MRI for his sore lower back Sunday, April 13. The MRI was negative. He is expected to be re-evaluated in the next few days.
Fantasy Tip: There is no timetable on his return, but it sounds like he will at least miss another game or two, so if you have healthier alternatives in the upcoming fantasy week you should use them.
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 19:05:51 -0700
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Sunday, April 13, that 2B Brian Roberts (back) complained of a lower back issue. The severity of the injury is unclear.
Fantasy Tip: And so it begins. Roberts is a talented player when he is healthy, but fantasy owners are starting to forget those days. For now, consider him day to day. If you have healthier alternatives heading into the upcoming week, use them. Roberts hasn't exactly shown a penchant for returning from injuries, nagging or otherwise.
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 12:07:35 -0800
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said 2B Brian Roberts will start for the team at second base this season. "That is the plan, for him to be our second baseman," Girardi said. "I know he hasn't played a full season in the last few years, he's obviously a guy who has some age on him too, but my plan is to run him out there every day." 3B Kelly Johnson is slated to at least platoon at third base. 2B Brendan Ryan is also a candidate to see time at the keystone.