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Yankees GM Brian Cashman says Luis Severino (elbow) could "reasonably" return in June or July next season. (Source: James Wagner on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cashman added that Severino has been throwing from 90 feet in his attempted return from Tommy John surgery. The 26-year-old underwent the surgery back in February. He has pitched just 12 innings since the end of the 2018 season.

Category: Injury Updates


An MRI confirmed that Yankees 1B Luke Voit has plantar fasciitis. (Source: James Wagner on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The plan is for Voit to wear a walking boot for about a week. He visited two doctors and got a PRP injection, and the Yankees feel that should be enough in terms of treatment. The 29-year-old led the majors with 22 homers this year and will enter the 2021 fantasy campaign as a top-five first baseman in all likelihood.

Category: Injury Updates


Yankees GM Brian Cashman admitted Wednesday that it's "certainly a fair question" if Gary Sanchez will be the team's starting backstop in 2021. (Source: Bryan Hoch on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Yikes. Sanchez was ultimately benched in the Yankees' ALDS loss to the Rays, ceding starts behind the plate to Kyle Higashioka. Sanchez had a dreadful year at the plate in 2020, batting .147 with a poor .618 OPS. The 27-year-old has monstrous fantasy upside at a position that lacks offensive firepower, but his role is now in question entering the offseason.


Aroldis Chapman allowed one run on one hit and no walks while striking out two over one 1/3 innings during Friday's 2-1 loss in Game 5 of the ALDS. He picked up the loss. The Yankees lost the series to the Rays 3-2.

Fantasy Impact: Mike Brosseau hit the go-ahead home run in the eighth inning off Chapman to give the Rays a 2-1 lead. The Yankees closer was saddled with the loss. Chapman finished the 2020 postseason with a (0-1) record, 1.93 ERA, 0.64 WHIP and eight strikeouts over four 1/3 innings. Despite playoff loss, the 32-year-old figures to be one of the top relievers off the draft board in 2021.

Category: Game Recaps


Gerrit Cole allowed one run and two walks while striking out nine over five 1/3 innings during Friday's 2-1 loss in Game 5 of the ALDS. He did not factor into the decision.

Fantasy Impact: Cole pitched on short rest and was able to limit the Rays to one run over five innings. He yielded a solo shot to Austin Meadows before being removed from the game in the fifth. Cole was terrific this postseason, owning a (2-0) record along with a 2.95 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 30 strikeouts over 18 1/3 innings. The 30-year-old ace figures to be one of the top pitchers off draft boards in 2021.

Category: Game Recaps


Aaron Judge went 1-for-3 with a home run and one walk during Friday's 2-1 win in Game 5 of the ALDS. The Yankees lost the series to the Rays 3-2.

Fantasy Impact: Judge accounted for the Yankees lone run when he took Nick Anderson deep in the fourth inning. It was his second long ball of the series. Judge hit .133 (4-for-30) with three home runs and five RBI during the 2020 postseason.

Category: Game Recaps


Jordan Montgomery allowed one run on three hits and three walks while striking out four over four innings in Thursday's 5-1 win over the Rays in Game 4 of the ALDS. He did not factor into the decision.

Fantasy Impact: Montgomery started in his first career playoff game Thursday. He limited the Rays bats to one run, but walked three. It was the first time Montgomery pitched since September 24th. The 27-year-old left-hander will likely draw the start in one of the four contests in the ALCS against the Astros if the Yankees are able to advance.

Category: Game Recaps


Gleyber Torres went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run, one walk and a stolen base in Thursday's 5-1 win over the Rays in Game 4 of the ALDS.

Fantasy Impact: Torres took Ryan Yarborough deep in the sixth inning to give the Yankees a 5-1 lead. He has been productive this postseason, hitting .450 (9-for-20) with two home runs, five RBI, five runs scored and two stolen bases over six games. Torres will look to continue to his hot hitting in Friday's Game 5.

Category: Game Recaps


Masahiro Tanaka allowed five runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out four over four innings in Wednesday's 8-4 loss to the Rays in Game 3 of the ALDS.

Fantasy Impact: Tanaka was hurt by the long ball in Wednesday's loss as he surrendered home runs to Kevin Kiermaier and Randy Arozarena. He threw a total of 76 pitchings, landing 46 for strikes. Tanaka has struggled during the 2020 postseason, recording a 12.38 ERA, 2.13 WHIP and seven strikeouts over eight innings. The Rays lead the Yankees 2-1 in the five-game series.

Category: Game Recaps


Gincarlo Stanton went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday’s 8-4 loss to the Rays in Game 3 of the ALDS.

Fantasy Impact: Stanton took Shane McClanahan deep in the eighth inning to extend his homer streak to five games. He has now homered six times during the streak. Stanton is hitting .368 (7-for-19) with six home runs and 13 RBI in the 2020 postseason. The Yankees slugger will look continue his home run streak in Thursday’s Game 4.

Category: Game Recaps


J.A. Happ (0-1) allowed four runs on five hits and three walks while striking out two over two 2/3 innings in Tuesday's 7-5 loss to the Rays in Game 2 of the ALDS.

Fantasy Impact: Happ wasn't sharp in Game 2, surrendering homers to Manuel Margot and Mike Zunino. He yielded four runs over two 2/3 innings of work and picked up the loss in his only appearance this postseason. Happ currently owns a 13.50 ERA in the 2020 playoffs.

Category: Game Recaps


Deivi Garcia allowed one hit and one run over one inning in Tuesday's 7-5 loss to the Rays in Game 2 of the ALDS.

Fantasy Impact: Garcia started Game 2 but was removed from the contest before the start of the second inning by Yankees manager Aaron Boone. He threw a total of 27 pitches, landing 16 for strikes. The 21-year-old made history Tuesday, becoming the youngest starter in Yankees postseason. It i unclear if Garcia will appear again this series.

Category: Game Recaps


Domingo German was reinstated from the restricted list Tuesday. (Source: New York Yankees on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: German missed the entire 2020 season after being suspended for violating the MLB domestic violence policy in 2019. He is not eligible to pitch in the postseason. German will compete for a spot in the Yankees’ rotation in 2021.

Category: Transactions


Aaron Hicks went 3-for-4 with two RBI and one run scored in Monday's 9-3 Game 1 win over the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: Hicks entered Game 1 of the NLDS recording just one hit in his last eight playoff at-bats. He broke out of his mini-slump by busting out three hits in Monday's win. Hicks raised his 2020 postseason average from .125 (1-for-8) to .333 (4-for-12) with his multi-hit effort.

Category: Game Recaps


Clint Frazier went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Monday's 9-3 Game 1 win over the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: Frazier took Snell deep in the third inning for his first career homer in the postseason. It was one of four long balls hit by the Yankees in Monday's win. Frazier played his first game during the 2020 postseason, but was pinch hit for in the sixth frame by Brett Gardner. The 26-year-old will continue to split time at LF duties with Gardner.

Category: Game Recaps


Kyle Higashioka went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and one walk in Monday's 9-3 Game 1 win over the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: Higashioka took Blake Snell deep in the fifth inning to tie the game 3-3. It was one of four homers hit by the Yankees in Monday's win. Higashioka is hitting .333 (3-for-9) with one home run and two runs scored during the postseason.

Category: Game Recaps


The Yankees added RHP Mike King to their ALDS roster against the Rays. (Source: Yankees PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: King was left off the team's Wild Card roster in favor of catcher Erik Kratz. The switch has been made for the upcoming ALDS, however.


James Paxton, who's currently on the 45-day IL with a left flexor strain in his elbow, played catch from 75 feet on Sunday. Per beat writer Brendan Kuty, he was putting strength into his throws. (Source: Brendan Kuty on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: He still has some time go as he works his way back but Manager Aaron Boone had previously stated that Paxton could be available towards the end of the postseason, were the Yankees to get that far. The team will continue to monitor his progress as they begin the ALDS against division rival Tampa Bay on Monday.

Category: Injury Updates


Gio Urshela crushed a grand slam off James Karinchak in Game 2 of the Wild Card Round as the Yankees swept the Indians to advance to the ALDS.

Fantasy Impact: Urshela had a phenomenal game against his former team as he also turned a crucial double play in the eighth inning. The 28-year-old was a late bloomer but he has seized the Yankees' everyday third base job with his performance over the past two seasons. New York will play the Tampa Bay Rays in a best-of-five ALDS next.

Category: Game Recaps


DJ LeMahieu went 4-for-5 with two doubles, one run, and three RBI during Saturday's 11-4 win over the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: LeMahieu has had another strong season at the plate for the Yankees. The veteran infielder is hitting .359 with a .415 on-base percentage, 10 homers, 27 RBI, 41 runs scored, and three steals over 212 plate appearances.

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