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Austin Wells is back in the lineup for the New York Yankees against the Cleveland Guardians in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday. (Source: New York Yankees on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wells returns after taking a seat for the first game of the doubleheader, starting behind the plate at catcher and batting ninth for manager Aaron Boone against the Guardians.

Giancarlo Stanton returns to the lineup for the second game of a doubleheader between the New York Yankees and Cleveland Guardians Saturday. (Source: New York Yankees on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Stanton is back after sitting out the first game of Saturday’s twin-bill, occupying the designated hitter spot and batting fifth against the Guardians for manager Aaron Boone.

Oswaldo Cabrera returns to the lineup for the first game of a doubleheader between the New York Yankees and Cleveland Guardians Saturday. (Source: New York Yankees on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera is back after sitting out the last three games against left-handed starting pitchers, starting at third base and batting seventh against right-hander Carlos Carrasco for manager Aaron Boone Saturday.

Trent Grisham is in the starting lineup for the New York Yankees against the Cleveland Guardians in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday. (Source: New York Yankees on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Grisham will see the field for manager Aaron Boone with Aaron Judge filling the designated hitter spot, batting ninth and patrolling center field against the Guardians.

Gleyber Torres failed to make an impact in the Yankees' 5-2 defeat to the Marlins on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: The second baseman's performance this season has been underwhelming, with a mere 10 hits and two RBI, lacking the power or consistency expected from a player of his caliber. His strikeout rate remains a concern, with two more added to his tally yesterday. Fantasy managers should take note that Torres was moved out of the leadoff spot, in favor of Anthony Volpe, and was batting sixth in Wednesday’s game. Continue to monitor his production and consider benching Torres during this slump if you have other second-base options available.

Category: Game Recaps

Yankees reliever Bryan Hoch is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Thursday or Friday at the team's spring training complex in Florida. (Source: Bryan Hoch on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The veteran was bothered by a shoulder issue in spring training that forced him to begin the season on the injured list. Kahnle worked to a healthy 2.66 ERA across 42 appearances in his return to the Yankees in 2023.

Category: Injury Updates

DJ LeMahieu close to returning

Thu, Apr 11th 12:47pm EDT
By Brenton Kemp

Yankees infielder DJ LeMahieu is traveling with the team on its upcoming road trip and is close to a return to game action. (Source: Bryan Hoch)

Fantasy Impact: The veteran began the season on the injured list due to a foot injury but it appears he is nearing a return. LeMahieu hit .243 with 15 homers and a pair of stolen bases across 136 appearances a season ago.

Category: Injury Updates

In a matchup that seemed ripe for success, Marcus Stroman faltered against the Miami Marlins, delivering a less-than-stellar performance that left fantasy managers scratching their heads.

Fantasy Impact: Over 5 innings, Stroman coughed up 4 earned runs on 4 hits and 4 walks, though he did manage to strike out 7. This outing inflated his ERA to a still-respectable 2.12 and nudged his WHIP slightly upwards to 1.06, but it's the inconsistency that might concern fantasy managers.

Category: Game Recaps

Gerrit Cole is scheduled to play catch on on Thursday. (Source: Bryan Hoch on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cole is slated for 25 throws. He is expected to continue his throwing progression in New York during the Yankees upcoming road trip.

Category: Injury Updates

Jon Berti in lineup Wednesday

Wed, Apr 10th 4:45pm EDT
By Ari Koslow

Jon Berti is in the Yankees lineup on Wednesday against the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: Berti is in the lineup for the third straight game. He continues to platoon with Oswaldo Cabrera.

Carlos Rodon turned in a gem for the Yankees on Tuesday, pitching six scoreless innings while allowing just four hits and two walks with six strikeouts against the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: This performance not only secured a 3-2 victory for the Yankees but also served to alleviate some concerns about Rodon. Prior to this outing, his 1.76 WHIP and 6.02 FIP were points of skepticism among fantasy managers despite a 2.79 ERA. His ability to navigate through a game without surrendering an earned run, coupled with a solid six strikeouts over six innings, suggests that Rodon may be finding his groove.

Category: Game Recaps

In Monday's 7-0 rout of the Marlins, Anthony Volpe showcased why he's quickly becoming a fantasy darling, contributing significantly with a home run that helped pad his RBI total for the season to nine.

Fantasy Impact: Despite striking out twice, Volpe's ability to draw walks and make impactful hits when it counts, like his performance today, underscores his growing value in fantasy leagues. With a stellar .417 batting average and a .489 wOBA through the first 10 games, Volpe is proving to be an offensive powerhouse.

Category: Game Recaps

Juan Soto's recent outing against the Miami Marlins was a showcase of his exceptional talent, significantly bolstering his fantasy value.

Fantasy Impact: In Monday's game, Soto went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, three RBIs, and a walk, playing a pivotal role in the New York Yankees' dominant 7-0 win. This performance is a continuation of his hot start to the season, now boasting a .357 batting average with 15 hits, including two doubles and two home runs, along with 10 RBIs and six runs scored over 11 games.

Category: Game Recaps

In a masterful display of pitching prowess, Nestor Cortes Jr. led the Yankees to a 7-0 victory over the Marlins on Monday, delivering an exceptional performance that fantasy managers could only dream of.

Fantasy Impact: Over 8 innings, Cortes Jr. allowed a mere 2 hits, striking out 6, without issuing a single walk, and notching his second win of the season. This outing not only showcased his ability to dominate a lineup but also significantly bolstered his season stats, improving his ERA to an impressive 3.50 and WHIP to 1.06, while maintaining a solid 6.5 K/9.

Category: Game Recaps

The New York Yankees have designated left-handed pitcher Clayton Andrews for assignment. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Andrews' DFA makes room for fellow reliever Josh Maciejewski who signed a big-league deal and was selected from Triple-A on Monday. The 27-year-old was rocked for six earned runs and issued six walks in just 3 2/2 innings with the Yankees this season.

Category: Transactions

The New York Yankees have optioned right-hander Jake Cousins to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre as part of a series of roster moves on Monday. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: The 29-year-old has gotten into two games with the Yankees this season, allowing one earned run in three innings of work. He posted a 4.82 ERA in nine appearances with the Brewers in the 2023 campaign.

Category: Transactions

The New York Yankees have signed left-hander Josh Maciejewski to a major league deal and have selected him to the active roster. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: The 28-year-old has appeared in two games for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season but will get a chance to make his big-league debut in 2024. He posted a 3.42 ERA in 16 outings at Triple-A with the Yankees last season.

Category: Transactions

Jose Trevino is back in the lineup for the New York Yankees against the Miami Marlins Monday. (Source: New York Yankees on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Trevino returns for the series opener Monday night, starting behind the plate at catcher and batting eighth against the Marlins for manager Aaron Boone.

Dennis Santana tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings to earn the save in an 8-3 win over the Blue Jays on Sunday. He struck out two and did not allow any hits.

Fantasy Impact: Santana was called upon to get the final five outs of the win on Sunday, allowing him to earn his first save of the season. That being said, he's unlikely to see many more save chances with Clay Holmes in line to see the bulk of the save opportunities moving forward.

Category: Game Recaps

Despite not factoring into the decision in Sunday's 8-3 victory over the Blue Jays, Luis Gil's performance was a mixed bag that saw him surrender four walks.

Fantasy Impact: Over 4.1 innings, Gil managed to fan eight batters, showcasing the high-strikeout upside. However, his control issues were on full display as well, with four walks contributing to a pair of earned runs. While his season ERA sits at a respectable 3.00, the high walk rate could be a harbinger of volatility ahead. Gil's performance is emblematic of the high-risk, high-reward profile that requires careful management in fantasy lineups.

Category: Game Recaps