• Familiar injury puts Aaron Judge back in Yankees limbo

    Familiar injury puts Aaron Judge back in Yankees limbo

    Three at-bats are what the Yankees got from Aaron Judge’s return from a strained calf and the injured list on Wednesday. When their anemic lineup gets the next one is unknown. Thursday, one day after Judge left the second game of a doubleheader against the Braves in Atlanta due a right calf issue, the right …
  • Yankees get Aaron Judge news they’ve been waiting for

    Yankees get Aaron Judge news they’ve been waiting for

    When the Yankees’ season resumes, most likely in Atlanta on Tuesday, Aaron Boone will write Aaron Judge into a lineup card for the first time in two weeks. “He looks good. He looks ready to go,’’ Boone said of Judge, who participated in a team workout Saturday at Yankee Stadium. “When we return, Aaron will …
  • DJ LeMahieu extremely bummed about Yankees’ injury mess

    DJ LeMahieu extremely bummed about Yankees’ injury mess

    If Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton hadn’t beaten DJ LeMahieu to the injured list, the second baseman would still be bummed about being unable to play due to a sprained left thumb. That Judge and Stanton are also out makes dealing with the injury more difficult for the Yankees’ most complete hitter and another example …
  • Giancarlo Stanton shares Yankees’ fans pain: ‘I am disappointed in myself’

    Giancarlo Stanton shares Yankees’ fans pain: ‘I am disappointed in myself’

    Aroldis Chapman stepped off the COVID-19 injured list and joined the Yankees on Monday night when they looked to sweep a four-game series against the rancid Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. Aaron Judge, out with a right calf problem, expects to bounce off the IL on Saturday, the first day he is eligible. That is …
  • DJ LeMahieu proving to be Yankees’ biggest difference maker

    DJ LeMahieu proving to be Yankees’ biggest difference maker

    They have lost Giancarlo Stanton for who knows how long due a problem with a hamstring that supports a ripped upper body. Aaron Judge, who led the AL in homers with nine and RBIs with 20 going into Thursday’s action, missed Wednesday’s game due to lower-body tightness. Aaron Boone was hopeful he would get Judge …
  • MLB setting its game dials on Self-Destruct: Here’s the latest proof

    MLB setting its game dials on Self-Destruct: Here’s the latest proof

    On YES last Friday, David Cone said it as a brief aside, as if it were a throwaway thought barely worth his breath. In the bottom of the sixth of a scoreless game, Rays catcher Mike Zunino squared to bunt on the first two pitches, both balls. He then flew out on a 2-0 count. …
  • Every Yankees decision comes with a Giancarlo Stanton caveat: Sherman

    Every Yankees decision comes with a Giancarlo Stanton caveat: Sherman

    This equated to finding a signed confession after the DNA evidence already had allowed a case to be solved. Giancarlo Stanton going down over the weekend with yet another leg injury merely corroborated the already verified — the Yankees are going to be spending most of this decade working around Stanton. With their roster structurally, …
  • Yankees should turn to Clint Frazier for much-needed jolt

    Yankees should turn to Clint Frazier for much-needed jolt

    These guys need a boost. “I think the off day [Monday] is coming at a good time,” Brett Gardner said Sunday, after his Yankees suffered a walk-off, 4-3 loss to the Rays at Tropicana Field, their fifth loss in seven tries. “We’ve kind of had a crazy schedule. It’ll be good to take a step …
  • Yankees place Giancarlo Stanton on injured list with hamstring injury

    Yankees place Giancarlo Stanton on injured list with hamstring injury

    As expected, the Yankees placed Giancarlo Stanton on the 10-day injured list Sunday morning with a strained left hamstring. Infielder Thairo Estrada, on site with the team as part of the taxi squad, replaced Stanton. Stanton suffered his injury in Game 2 of Saturday’s doubleheader, a 5-3 Yankees loss to the Rays, when he advanced …
  • Giancarlo Stanton injury puts Yankees back in ‘Next Man Up’ mode

    Giancarlo Stanton injury puts Yankees back in ‘Next Man Up’ mode

    The long day, reduced as it was, began like how the Yankees dreamt it back in December 2017: It concluded with a recurring nightmare they’ve come to know all too well. If “Next Man Up” has come to define the Yankees in the Aaron Boone era, Giancarlo Stanton too often has served the role as …