New York Yankees

AL East

Clint Frazier went 1-for-5 at the plate and hit a three-run home run as the Yankees beat the Royals by a 6-5 score in extra innings.

Fantasy Impact: Frazier is now hitting .339 with six home runs and 17 RBI. With the injury-decimated Yankees losing Aaron Judge to injury, expect Frazier to have a full-time role for the team. Fantasy owners should be picking up the 24-year-old outfielder if he is still available on the waiver wire.

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Aroldis Chapman pitched an inning of a tie game and struck out two of the three batters he faced as the Yankees ended up winning 6-5 in extra innings on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Chapman came into a tied game as the closer has had a hard time finding save chances this season and is 3-for-4 in opportunities. The veteran reliever should see quite a few before the year is out with a team like the Yankees and fantasy owners should remain patient.

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DJ LeMahieu went 1-for-4 with a run scored as the Yankees defeated the Royals in extra-innings on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: LeMahieu has been slumping as he is just 2-for-24 over the last six games. The veteran infielder should still be seeing full-time work though as the Yankees are decimated by injuries. Fantasy owners in deeper leagues should be holding onto LeMahieu.

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Austin Romine went 3-for-5 at the plate with a walk-off base hit and three RBI in the Yankees' 7-6 extra-inning win over the Royals on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Romine has played well in the absence of Gary Sanchez and getting some full-time work behind the plate. Sanchez should be back sometime this week and when he does Romine will go back to a reserve role and lose any fantasy value he had.

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James Paxton gave up no earned runs on three hits over six innings in a no-decision against the Royals on Sunday, striking out 12 and walking one as the Yankees eventually prevailed 7-6 in 10 innings.

Fantasy Impact: Paxton has been dominant in his last two starts as he has not allowed a run with 24 strikeouts against just two walks. The lefty now has a 3.10 ERA, a 1.14 WHIP and a 43:8 K:BB through 29 innings. Paxton has his next start against the Giants on the road.

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Gary Sanchez (calf) will play in a rehab game on Monday. (Source: Mark Feinsand on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: If that goes well Sanchez will join the team in Anaheim on Tuesday before being activated on Wednesday. The 26-year-old had gotten off to a nice start before his injury, belting six homers while posting an OPS over 1.000.

Category: Injury Updates

The Yankees have placed Aaron Judge on the 10-day injured list with an oblique strain. (Source: Mark Feinsand on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Yankees manager Aaron Boone called the oblique strain "pretty significant" and wouldn't give a timetable for a return. That's definitely not a promising sign for fantasy owners, who should expect to be without Judge for a while. We'll likely get a rough timeline within the next few days.

Category: Injury Updates

Gleyber Torres sitting on Sunday

Sun, Apr 21st 10:22am EDT
By John Aubin

Gleyber Torres is not in Sunday's lineup against the Royals. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Torres gets a day off as he has been in a mini-slump at the plate for the Yankees. The 22-year-old infielder is hitting just .187 with nine strikeouts over his last eight games. Torres will turn things around and should be owned in all leagues.

Masahiro Tanaka (2-1) picked up the win against the Royals on Saturday, giving up one run on four hits over seven innings, He struck out seven and walked three as the Yankees prevailed 9-2.

Fantasy Impact: Tanaka is off to a great start with a 2.76 ERA, a 1.23 WHIP and a 28:8 K:BB through 29 1/3 innings. The veteran righty will take on the Angels on the road in his next start.

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Adam Ottavino picked up a hold in the Yankees' 6-2 Friday victory over the Royals, striking out one and walking one over one scoreless inning.

Fantasy Impact: Ottavino has been outstanding in a setup role for the Yankees this season. The veteran reliever has a 0.90 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 15 strikeouts over 10 innings. Ottavino is worth grabbing in fantasy leagues that count holds.

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Mike Tauchman went 1-for-4 at the plate with a solo home run in the Yankees' 6-2 win over the Royals on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Tauchman is up with the Yankees due to the fact they have so many injuries. The 28-year-old first baseman is hitting .192 in 12 games and is not anyone worth picking up except in deep AL-only formats.

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Brett Gardner went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run, a walk and a stolen base in Friday's win over the Royals.

Fantasy Impact: Gardner is heating up at the plate and over his last four games has two home runs, six RBI and four runs scored. The veteran outfielder is worth a pickup in 12 team fantasy leagues and deeper.

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CC Sabathia (1-0) picked up the win by allowing a run (zero earned) on three hits and four walks while striking out five over five innings Friday against the Royals.

Fantasy Impact: Sabathia's walks were high on Friday but overall has looked good in his first two starts of the season. The veteran starter has yet to give up an earned run and has struck out eight over 10 innings. Sabathia should be picked up in 12 team leagues and deeper.

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Luke Voit went 1-for-4 at the plate and also walked as the Yankees lost to the Royals by a 6-1 score on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: With the Yankees dealing with multiple injuries, Voit has been getting an opportunity to play everyday. The 28-year-old slugger is not setting the world on fire though hitting just .219 with four home runs. Voit is only worth owning in deeper fantasy formats.

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Miguel Andujar (shoulder) took batting practice on the field Thursday, Coley Harvey of reports. (Source: Cole Harvey on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Andujar has been on the IL with labrum tear in his right shoulder. The fact that he is able to swing a bat and take batting practice is a big step in his recovery. The next step in his rehab will be throwing to bases. If he can handle that and won't need surgery there should be a clearer timetable on his return.

Category: Injury Updates

Domingo German (3-1) picked up the loss against the Royals on Thursday, giving up three earned runs on six hits over six innings, striking out nine and walking none in the Yankees' 6-1 defeat.

Fantasy Impact: A solid outing from German who is off to a good start this season. The 26-year-old righty has a 2.37 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 23 strikeouts in 19 innings. Fantasy owners in 12 team leagues and deeper should look at picking him up. German faces the Angels in Los Angeles on Tuesday next week.

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J.A. Happ gave up three runs on six hits and one walk across 6 1/3 innings during Wednesday's win over the Red Sox. He struck out four but did not factor in the decision.

Fantasy Impact: This was Happ's best start of the young season as he has not looked good in his previous outings. On the season the veteran starter is now 2-0 with a 7.23 ERA, 1.66 WHIP and 17:6 K:BB over 18 2/3 innings. Happ will next face the Angels in Los Angeles.

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Manager Aaron Boone said Giancarlo Stanton (biceps) "hit off a machine with some intensity," Bryan Hoch of reports. (Source: Bryan Hoch on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It is good news that Stanton is hitting off a machine but he still needs to face live pitching. His current timetable to return is next week. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on updates on the slugger's progress.

Category: Injury Updates

Luis Severino's Grade 2 lat strain isn't a setback but has been around since the day he strained his shoulder, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports. (Source: Lindsey Adler on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: According to Adler, Severino says that both injuries occurred at the same time, but only the shoulder issue was picked up in his first MRI. Unfortunately, Severino is still at least five weeks away from pitching. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on updates with the Yankees ace.

Category: Injury Updates

The Yankees have placed Greg Bird on the 10-day IL with a left plantar fascia tear and promoted Mike Ford from Triple-A. The team also transferred Jacoby Ellsbury to the 60-day IL in a corresponding move. (Source: New York Yankees on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Whatever curse has been placed on the Yankees is sparing no one, as Bird joins Giancarlo Stanton, Miguel Andujar, and Aaron Hicks on the injured list. Bird had been doing next to nothing this season, batting just .171 with a .550 OPS. It's unclear how long he'll be sidelined with the injury, but, particularly given Bird's history, it's likely to be a lengthy absence. At the very least, Clint Frazier's and Luke Voit's presence in the lineup should remain constant even when Hicks returns in light of this news.

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