New York Yankees

AL East

Masahiro Tanaka picked up the win Monday in a 3-0 victory over the Rays, giving up two hits and a walk over nine shutout innings while striking out a season-high 10.

Fantasy Impact: Tanaka was in a mini-slump going into the game on Monday having given up 12 earned runs over his last three starts. Overall Tanaka is now 5-5 with a 3.23 ERA and should be owned in all fantasy leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Edwin Encarnacion is serving as the team's DH and batting fifth in his debut for the Yankees on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: The trade to New York should be a big plus for Encarnacion, who has already hit 21 homers with an .888 OPS this season. He's facing Yonny Chirinos of the Rays tonight.


Gleyber Torres went 0-for-2 at the plate but walked three times and scored three runs as the Yankees beat the White Sox by a 10-3 score on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: In his first full season with the Yankees, Torres has put up some strong numbers with his bat. The 22-year-old infielder is now hitting .286 with 15 home runs, 36 RBI, 41 runs scored and three stolen bases.

Category: Game Recaps


Brett Gardner went 2-for-4 with four RBI and a pair of runs scored to lead the Yankees to a 10-3 win over the White Sox on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Gardner has been somewhat disappointing with his bat this season hitting just .226. But the veteran outfielder has hit 11 home runs and stolen six bases and can bring fantasy owners power and speed. Gardner is worth owning in deeper fantasy leagues and AL-only formats.

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James Paxton gave up two runs on eight hits with one walk and struck out seven batters over six innings to pick up a win against the White Sox on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Paxton is now 4-3 on the season with a 3.93 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, and 71/21 K/BB. The veteran lefty should be owned in all leagues but does have a tough matchup in his next start against the Astros on Friday.

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Yankees manager Aaron Boone says Giancarlo Stanton (calf) will be activated off the injured list on Tuesday. (Source: Coley Harvey on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Stanton has dealt with biceps, shoulder, and calf issues this year but is finally set to return. He hit four homers in four rehab games and should be put into weekly lineups tonight. Stanton has played in just three games for the Yankees this year.

Category: Injury Updates


Clint Frazier was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre soon after Sunday's game against the White Sox. He went 1-for-5 in the game, prior to the demotion. (Source: Lindsey Adler on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Frazier is slashing .283/.330/.513 with 11 home runs and 34 RBI in 53 games this season in the majors, but he finds himself being demoted to the minors to make room on the roster for the newly-acquired Edwin Encarnacion. Frazier will likely be one of the Yankees' top options to return to the big league club if any current position player were to suffer an injury.

Category: Transactions


DJ LeMahieu went 2-for-5 on Saturday as the Yankees beat the White Sox by an 8-4 score.

Fantasy Impact: LeMahieu has been one of the bright spots in the Yankees lineup this season as he is hitting .310 with seven home runs, 41 RBI and 43 runs scored. LeMahieu is worth grabbing in most fantasy leagues if he is still available on the waiver wire.

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Aroldis Chapman pitched one scoreless inning giving up a hit and striking out one on Saturday as the Yankees beat the White Sox by an 8-4 score.

Fantasy Impact: Chapman did not qualify for a save on Saturday as he protected a four-run lead. The veteran closer is having another great year as the closer with 18 saves in 20 opportunities with a 1.35 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, and 36 strikeouts in 26 2/3 innings.

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Gary Sanchez went 1-for-3 with three RBI and two runs scored on Saturday in the win against the White Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Sanchez has been putting up big power numbers this season. The 26-year-old catcher now has 20 home runs and 43 RBI in just 43 games. Sanchez should be started and owned in all fantasy leagues.

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Aaron Hicks went 0-for-3 with a walk on Friday as the Yankees lost to the White Sox by a 10-2 score.

Fantasy Impact: Hicks has had some struggles since joining the Yankees from a season-long stint on the IL with knee issues. Over 23 games the veteran outfielder is batting just .209. Look for Hicks to turn things around and if he doesn't he could lose playing time with Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton getting ready to come off the injured list.

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Luke Voit went 2-for-2 with two walks and hit a solo home run as the Yankees lost to the White Sox by a 10-2 score on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Voit has taken advantage of the various injuries that the Yankees have had to secure a role in the lineup that should continue even when the team gets healthy. On the season the slugger is now hitting .264 with 17 home runs and 45 RBI and is worth owning in most fantasy leagues.

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CC Sabathia took the loss Friday against the White Sox after allowing six runs (five earned) on 10 hits with three walks and struck out three batters over 4 2/3 innings.

Fantasy Impact: Sabathia has been struggling on the mound and over his last four starts is 1-3 with a 6.97 ERA and 1.74 WHIP. The veteran lefty will face the White Sox again in his next start scheduled for Friday. Until Sabathia turns things around fantasy owners should be avoiding him.

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Didi Gregorius went 2-for-4 and scored a run in a loss to the White Sox on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Gregorius is off to a good start after missing the first two months of the season. The veteran shortstop is 8-for-18 with a home run over five games. Gregorius is worth an add in deeper leagues if owners need depth at shortstop.

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J.A. Happ did not factor into the decision in Thursday's loss to the White Sox, allowing four runs on four hits and four walks while striking out two through five innings.

Fantasy Impact: Happ continues to be up and down in his first full season with the Yankees. The veteran now has a 4.68 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 61:19 K:BB over 75 !/3 innings. Happ will look to bounce back on Tuesday when he faces the Rays.

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Aaron Judge (oblique) could begin a rehab assignment in Triple-A this weekend. (Source: Russell Dorsey on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Judge and teammate Giancarlo Stanton are both nearing returns, and both could play with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this weekend. It's exciting times for Yankee fans, for sure.

Category: Injury Updates


The Yankees placed Kendrys Morales on the 10-day IL with a left calf strain. (Source: New York Yankees on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Morales isn't doing much this year, batting .194 with just two homers. New York called up Mike Tauchman from Triple-A in a corresponding move.

Category: Injury Updates


Dellin Betances has been shut down again Tuesday with a low-grade strain in his right lat, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports. (Source: Brendan Kuty on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Betances suffered a low-grade lat strain on Friday while ramping up his rehab. An MRI revealed Tuesday that the probe was worse than initially expected. There is no timetable currently for Betances and fantasy owners should move on from the reliever if they have been stashing him.

Category: Injury Updates


Gio Urshela went 3-for-4 with a homer, four RBI, and two runs scored as the Yankees won the first game of a doubleheader by a 12-5 score on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Urshela has been a pleasant surprise for the Yankees this season and has been able to hold down the third base role with Miguel Andujar out for the year. Urshela is not a must-own in fantasy but is a good pickup in deeper leagues.

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Luis Severino (shoulder) again threw from a distance of 60 feet on Tuesday according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com. (Source: Bryan Hoch on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Severino has been making steady progress with his throwing program and this is good news for fantasy owners. The right-hander still appears on track to be activated from the 60-day injured list soon after the All-Star break.

Category: Injury Updates