New York Yankees

AL East

Edwin Encarnacion (oblique) could be activated from the injured list as soon as Wednesday according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com. (Source: Bryan Hoch on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Encarnacion’s return to the lineup is likely to come during the Rangers series Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. Fantasy owners who have stashed the slugger should get a couple of games out of him before the season ends.

Category: Injury Updates


Gleyber Torres (hamstring) is not expected to start Sunday against the Blue Jays, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports. (Source: Bryan Hoch on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Torres said he feels ready to play. But Yankee manager Aaron Boone said he'll likely sit the 22 year old infielder on Sunday to take advantage of Monday's off-day. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on updates concerning Torres.

Category: Injury Updates


Mike Ford went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Saturday's 7-2 win over Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact: Ford has found a nice bench role with the Yankees this season as the team has dealt with multiple injuries. The 27-year-old is hitting .244 with 11 home runs and 21 RBI in 135 at-bats this season.

Category: Game Recaps


James Paxton struck out seven and allowed one run (none earned) on three hits and zero walks across six innings while earning a victory in a 7-2 win over the Blue Jays on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Paxton is now 15-6 on the season with a 3.73 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and 185 strikeouts in 149 2/3 innings. The veteran lefty is scheduled to be on the mound again Friday on the road against the Rangers in his last start of the season.

Category: Game Recaps


Giancarlo Stanton went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI to lead his club to a 7-2 victory over the Blue Jays on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Stanton hit his first home run since June 24 as injuries have severely limited his playing time this year as the slugger has had multiple injuries, most notably a PCL strain in his right knee that kept him out of action for three months. Stanton has a .300 batting average with two homers and nine RBI in 12 games.

Category: Game Recaps


Aaron Judge went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and walk during a 4-3 loss against the Blue Jays on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Judge had sat out on Thursday to rest his shoulder after jamming it in Wednesday's game but the slugger looked fine at the plate. Judge is batting .272 with 25 home runs, 53 RBI, 70 runs and three steals in 356 at-bats this year.

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J.A. Happ allowed two runs on four hits with no walks and four strikeouts across 5 1/3 innings during a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Happ had his start delayed as he is dealing with lingering biceps tendinitis but he looked fine on Friday. Happ is 12-8 with a 5.01 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, and 134 strikeouts in 156 1/3 innings this season. He is scheduled to make his last regular-season start at the Rays on Wednesday.

Category: Game Recaps


Buster Olney of ESPN reports Domingo German will not pitch again in 2019, regular season or post-season. (Source: Buster Olney on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: German was placed on administrative leave on Thursday for assaulting his girlfriend earlier this week. A police report hasn't been filed but German could still wind up facing a lengthy suspension.


Austin Romine went 1-for-4 and scored a run as the Yankees beat the Angels by an 8-1 score on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Romine has seen an increase in action behind the plate for the Yankees with Gary Sanchez more than likely out for the remainder of the regular season. The veteran catcher is splitting time with fellow catcher Kyle Higashioka which limits his fantasy value.

Category: Game Recaps


Clint Frazier went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run on Thursday as the Yankees beat the Angels by an 8-1 score.

Fantasy Impact: Frazier has been fighting for playing time since being recalled from the minors on September 1st. The 25-year-old outfielder is now hitting .269 with 12 home runs and 37 RBI over 62 games.

Category: Game Recaps


Gary Sanchez (groin) has progressed to running on a treadmill, though his timetable remains uncertain, James Wagner of The New York Times reports. (Source: James Wagner on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Sanchez was diagnosed with a groin strain nearly one week ago. It remains to be seen if the slugging catcher will be back on the field before the season is over but should be ready to play once the postseason rolls around.

Category: Injury Updates


DJ LeMahieu went 1-for-4 and hit a three-run home run during a win over the Angels on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: LeMahieu has been outstanding in his first season with the Yankees and is putting up MVP type numbers. The veteran infielder is hitting .329 with 25 home runs, 97 RBI and 106 runs scored in 138 games.

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Brett Gardner went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a double, three runs scored and three RBI to help the Yankees to a 9-1 victory over the Angels on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Gardner is hitting just .254 on the season but has put up some strong counting numbers for fantasy owners. The 36-year-old outfielder has 26 home runs, 69 RBI, 82 runs scored 10 stolen bases on the season and he is worth owning in deeper fantasy leagues.

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Masahiro Tanaka picked up the win against the Angels on Thursday, giving up one earned run on four hits over seven innings, striking out six and walking none as the Yankees won by a 9-1 score.

Fantasy Impact: Tanaka has been inconsistent this season mixing good starts with bad. The veteran starter is now 11-8 on the year with a 4.47 ERA and 1.23 WHIP across 179 innings on the year. Tanaka will get one more start in the regular season, likely against the Rays on Wednesday.

Category: Game Recaps


Cameron Maybin (wrist) is starting in left field and hitting sixth Thursday against the Angels, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports. (Source: Lindsey Adler on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Maybin has been dealing with a sore wrist that caused him to miss a couple of games. It looks like the veteran outfielder is fine and is a cheaper add tonight in DFS entries.

Category: Injury Updates


Dr. Brian Sennett, chair of Sports Medicine at Penn Medicine, expects Dellin Betances (Achilles) to be ready for spring training according to Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News. (Source: NY Daily News)

Fantasy Impact: Betances had already been ruled out for the season with a torn left Achilles in his season debut Sunday versus the Blue Jays, but he is expected to avoid surgery and will likely be fully healed up with rest and rehab by next February. Betances will be a free agent and may be on another team next season.

Category: Injury Updates


Greg Bird (foot) has hit off a tee and run on a specialized treadmill but remains unlikely to return this season, Pete Caldera of The Bergen Record reports. (Source: northjersey.com)

Fantasy Impact: Bird has been out since April 16 with plantar fasciitis. The 26-year-old first baseman has been injury-riddled throughout his career and will have to fight for a roster spot when he returns in 2020.

Category: Injury Updates


CC Sabathia surrendered two runs in 2 2/3 innings Wednesday in his start against the Angels.

Fantasy Impact: Sabathia made his second appearance since coming off the IL and it looks like the Yankees want to limit his workload. The team has not announced any future plans for Sabathia just yet. It's possible his next outing could come in relief.

Category: Game Recaps


Didi Gregorius went 1-for-5 with a two-run double as the Yankees defeated the Angels 8-0.

Fantasy Impact: Gregorius came to the plate in the 4th inning with the bases loaded and the Yankees already up 3-0. His double down the right field line increased that lead to 5-0. The shortstop has now hit safely in five of his last six games.

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Luis Severino pitched four scoreless innings, struck out two and allowed only two hits as the Yankees defeated the Angels 8-0.

Fantasy Impact: Severino only threw 67 pitches in his season debut, but was extremely effective, throwing 47 for strikes. The young ace will continue to be eased into action after missing the entire year to date. However, Severino has enormous upside as the Yankees must continue to win games in order to secure home field advantage throughout the playoffs.

Category: Game Recaps