Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:03:54 -0700
New York Yankees OF Carlos Beltran (knee) is not in the lineup Tuesday, July 8, but said his knee is feeling better. 1B Mark Teixeira is serving as designated hitter and INF Kelly Johnson is at first base.
Fantasy Tip: Beltran may be shut down through the All-Star break, so have alternatives at hand.
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 18:33:46 -0700
New York Yankees 3B Yangervis Solarte is hitting .183 since May 15 and has started to lose playing time to 3B Kelly Johnson.
Fantasy Tip: Solarte was a pleasant surprise for fantasy owners through the first month and half of the season, but he is crashing back down to earth in a big way. The ride was good while it lasted, but it could be time to cut ties with Solarte
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 18:23:38 -0700
New York Yankees 3B Kelly Johnson (fingers) was not in the starting lineup Friday, June 20, because of bruised fingers, but manager Joe Girardi said Johnson could be available if needed.
Thu, 19 Jun 2014 19:07:01 -0700
New York Yankees 3B Kelly Johnson (fingers) left the game early Thursday, June 19, because of bruised fingers on his left hand. X-rays done on the fingers came back negative.
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, 20 Apr 2014 18:45:48 -0700
New York Yankees 2B Yangervis Solarte and 3B Kelly Johnson could be part of a platoon at third base. Solarte could also see time at second base.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:24:05 -0700
New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner said he's confident in the team's current infield and doesn't think the team needs to sign free-agent SS Stephen Drew (Red Sox). "I'm pretty content with our infield right now," Steinbrenner said. "I think guys like (Dean) Anna and (Yangervis) Solarte have been pleasant surprises. Kelly Johnson has been good. Derek (Jeter) is healthy. So far, so good. But it's early."
Sat, 05 Apr 2014 08:20:48 -0700
New York Yankees 3B Kelly Johnson will be the team's first baseman while 1B Mark Teixeira (hamstring) is out of the lineup.
Sat, 05 Apr 2014 08:18:55 -0700
The New York Yankees have placed 1B Mark Teixeira (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list with a strained hamstring.
Fantasy Tip: Kelly Johnson will play first base while Teixeira is out of the lineup and is valuable in mixed leagues, especially since he'll likely add first base to his position eligibility. Yangervis Solarte is expected to see most of the starts at the hot corner now. Take a look at the utility infielder in AL-only formats.
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.