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Yankees INF DJ LeMahieu was battling a core injury this season, and has since undergone surgery to repair the issue. It's an estimated eight-week recovery and he will be ready for Spring Training. (Source: Max Goodman via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The injury sheds some light on what was a disappointing season for LeMahieu where he slashed a line of .268/.349/.362 after finishing third in MVP voting in 2020. Hopefully this surgery gets DJ back to 100% health for 2022 and he can get back to being the hitter he was in years prior.

Category: Injury Updates

Yankees RHP Gerrit Cole was tagged for three earned runs in just two innings of work on Tuesday against the Red Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Cole simply didn't have his trademark command in this one, and it led to multiple walks and multiple homers being allowed. The 2021 American League Cy Young candidate had a strong, if uneven, regular season. However, he became noticeably less consistent following MLB's ban on "sticky stuff." Cole will remain a bonafide SP1 heading into 2022 fantasy drafts, but this latest playoff loss will sting throughout the offseason.

Category: Game Recaps

Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Monday that Gleyber Torres is "probably" going to hit leadoff in the Yankees Wild Card game against Boston on Tuesday. (Source: Bryan Hoch on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Torres had hit third in the previous three games, but he will likely move to hit leadoff with DJ LeMahieu landing on the injured list.

Kyle Higashioka will be behind the plate to catch Gerrit Cole in the Yankees AL Wild Card game against Boston on Tuesday. (Source: Bryan Hoch on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Higashioka had been behind the plate for the majority of Cole's starts this season, so this comes as no surprise. Gary Sanchez will be available as a pinch-hitter off the bench.

Gio Urshela is expected to be "good to go" for the Yankees Wild Card game against Boston, according to manager Aaron Boone. (Source: Marly Rivera on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: It is a great sign after Urshela ran for a catch that resulted in him landing in the Rays dugout on Sunday. He appeared to be shaken up, but the off day on Monday appears to be all he needs to be ready for the Wild Card game.

Category: Injury Updates

Aaron Judge went 1-for-4 with a walk and drove in a run on Sunday as the Yankees beat the Rays by a 1-0 score.

Fantasy Impact: Judge delivered an RBI single in the ninth inning to win the game for the team. The 29-year-old outfielder finishes the regular season with a .287 batting average, 39 home runs, 98 RBI, 89 runs scored, and six stolen bases over 148 games.

Category: Game Recaps

Jameson Taillon pitched 3 1/3 scoreless innings allowing two hits with one walk and two strikeouts on Sunday in a no-decision against the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: Taillon has been dealing with an ankle injury but was able to go on Sunday in a critical game for the team. The 29-year-old righty finishes the regular season with a 4.30 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 140/44 K/BB ratio across 144 1/3 innings (29 starts).

Category: Game Recaps

Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Saturday's 12-2 loss to the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: Rizzo has homered twice in the last three games to give him 22 on the year. The first baseman is also hitting .247 with 61 RBI and 73 runs scored over 140 games.

Category: Game Recaps

Jordan Montgomery allowed seven runs on six hits with three walks and three strikeouts over 2 2/3 innings on Saturday in a loss to the Rays by a 12-2 score.

Fantasy Impact: Montgomery gave up two three-run homers to Brandon Lowe and also a solo shot to Mike Zunino. The 28-year-old lefty finishes the regular season with a 6-7 record with a 3.83 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, and 162/51 K/BB ratio across 157 1/3 innings (30 starts).

Category: Game Recaps

Giancarlo Stanton went 2-for-4 with a double, scored a run, and drove in a run on Friday as the Yankees lost to the Rays by a 4-3 score.

Fantasy Impact: Stanton has been hot to end the season and over the last seven games is hitting .407 with three homers, 10 RBI, and six runs scored. Overall the 31-year-old veteran is hitting .276 with 35 homers and 97 RBI on the season.

Category: Game Recaps

Nestor Cortes Jr. took the loss Friday versus Tampa Bay. He allowed two runs on five hits and struck out five in 4 2/3 innings.

Fantasy Impact: Cortes Jr. will end the regular season with a 2-3 record with a 2.90 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, and 103:25 K:BB across 93 innings. The 26-year-old lefty will more than likely end up on the postseason roster if the Yankees make it.

Category: Game Recaps

Corey Kluber allowed two earned runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out two across 4 2/3 innings Thursday against the Blue Jays. He did not factor into the decision.

Fantasy Impact: Kluber once again had an early exit as he has failed to work five innings In four of five starts since returning from the injured list in early September. The 35-year-old righty finishes the season with a 3.83 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, and 82/33 K/BB ratio across 80 innings (16 starts).

Category: Game Recaps

Luke Voit was placed on the 10-day IL due to left knee inflammation. He'll be out for the rest of the regular season. (Source: New York Yankees on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Voit finishes his 2021 campaign with .239/.328/.437 batting splits to go with 11 homers in 68 games. It is unclear if he'll be ready for the playoffs should the Yankees make it.

Category: Injury Updates

Joey Gallo was removed from Wednesday's loss to the Blue Jays after being hit by a pitch on the right forearm and is scheduled to undergo X-rays, Pete Caldera of The Bergen Record reports. (Source: Peter Caldera on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gallo went 0-for-2 with a run scored before being pulled for a pinch hitter during the ninth inning. Fantasy managers should keep an eye on updates concerning the veteran slugger.

Category: Injury Updates

Aroldis Chapman closed out the Red Sox in the ninth inning on Sunday night, pitching a scoreless inning allowing one walk, and striking out a batter.

Fantasy Impact: Chapman now has 30 saves in 34 opportunities this season. The 34-year-old reliever also has a 3.48 ERA,1.33 WHIP, and 93 strikeouts in 54 1/3 innings and should be rostered in all fantasy leagues.

Category: Game Recaps

Gary Sanchez went 1-for-1 and hit a pinch-hit two-run homer in Wednesday's win over the Rangers by a 7-3 score.

Fantasy Impact: Sanchez has five homers in the month of September but is hitting just .191 with a .269 on-base percentage. The 28-year-old catcher puts up some power numbers for fantasy owners with 23 home runs and 54 RBIs but does little else hitting .211 over 415 plate appearances.

Category: Game Recaps

Domingo German (shoulder inflammation) has been re-instated from the 10-day injured list by the New York Yankees. (Source: New York Yankees on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Finally some positive injury news for Yankee fans. German has had a mediocre season so far. He has four wins and five losses with a 4.45 earned run average and 95 strikeouts in 97 innings pitched. Hopefully German regains his magical form from 2019 and uses the electric repertoire he possesses to be the X-factor that sends the Yankees to a spot in the AL wildcard game.

Luis Severino did not allow a run over two innings giving up two hits and striking out two batters as the Yankees beat the Rangers on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Severino made his first appearance for the Yankees since the 2019 postseason after he missed nearly all of the subsequent two seasons while recovering from Tommy John surgery. The 27-year-old righty will more than likely work out of the bullpen for the rest of the season.

Category: Game Recaps

Luis Gil was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre following his start against Cleveland on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Gil allowed three runs on three hits over 4 1/3 innings on Saturday in a loss to the Indians. The 23-year-old rookie is 1-1 with a 2.88 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, and 32:15 K:BB across 25 innings this season. Expect Gil to get another call-up in the near future when the Yankees need another starter.

Category: Game Recaps

Brett Gardner went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run and a walk in Friday's 8-0 win over Cleveland.

Fantasy Impact: Gardner has struggled at the plate most of the season but has come alive in September hitting .298 with a .365 on-base percentage, three home runs, and 11 RBI. The 38-year-old outfielder is worth picking up in deeper fantasy leagues while he is hot.

Category: Game Recaps