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DJ LeMahieu went 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored in New York's 3-1 loss to Tampa on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: DJ LeMahieu returned to the Yankee lineup after missing the previous four games with left wrist discomfort. The double was LeMahieu's 10th of the year. The Yankees are happy to have their leadoff hitter back, although ironically they were 4-0 while he was out before losing in his return Saturday. Marwin Gonzalez returned to the bench with LeMahieu's return to third base.

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Gerrit Cole pitched six innings, allowing one run on two hits and three walks while striking out 10 in New York's 3-1 loss to Tampa on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Gerrit Cole reaches double digit strikeouts for the third time in his last five starts, all in May. Cole finished May 2-1 with a 3.21 ERA and 45 strikeouts in 33 2/3 innings in the month. For the year, Cole sits at 4-1 with a 3.12 ERA and 72 strikeouts in 57 2/3 innings across 10 starts. Cole has 21 strikeouts in 14 innings across his last two starts and his 72 strikeouts for the year are good for 3rd in the Majors. His next start is slated for Friday against the Tigers.

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Aaron Hicks is not in the Yankees starting lineup Saturday against the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: As he continues to deal with right hamstring tightness, Hicks will miss his third straight game. Miguel Andújar is starting in left field in his absence.

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Clay Holmes pitched a perfect 9th inning while striking out two to record his sixth save in New York's 2-0 win against Tampa on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Clay Holmes now carries a sparkling 0.36 ERA and 0.69 WHIP and has struck out 26 in 24 2/3 innings this season. Holmes has not allowed a run in 22 consecutive appearances, having not allowed a run since Game 1 of the season back on April 8. Holmes has slotted nicely in the New York's closer role with Aroldis Chapman (Achilles) sidelined and anchored the bullpen through the recent storm of injuries. While Chapman is out the lion's share of the save opportunities will go to Holmes.

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Matt Carpenter went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in New York's 2-0 win against Tampa on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Matt Carpenter went deep for his first time as a member of the Yankees on Friday night. It was his first of the season and his first hit for New York in two games since being signed on Thursday. Carpenter DH'd again on Friday and his presence has added another patient, professional hitter to a Yankees lineup that has continued to produce in spite of all of their recent injuries and illnesses.

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Gleyber Torres went 1-for-4 why a solo home run in New York's 2-0 win against Tampa on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Gleyber Torres opened the game's scoring with his solo home run off Jeffrey Spring in the 4th inning Friday night. The homer was his third in his last four games and Torres appears to be heating up despite his .234 average. Torres has been getting even more regular at-bats in recent weeks with the Yankees dealing with numerous injuries and he has really come on in a way he just never really did for fantasy purposes last season. Fantasy managers who took a chance on Torres have to be satisfied with that choice for the time being.

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Jameson Taillon pitched eight scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and no walks while striking out five in New York's 2-0 win against Tampa on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Jameson Taillon won his fifth game of the year with a dominate performance, allowing only two Rays to reach base in eight innings. Taillon is now 5-1 and carrying a 2.49 ERA and 1.01 WHIP in 50 2/3 innings across nine starts. Taillon finished May with a 4-0 record and 2.01 ERA in five starts in the month. Taillon's actual performance so far this season compared to his late round ADP (if he was drafted at all) has been outstanding for fantasy managers who took a chance on the former #2 overall pick. His next start is set for Thursday when he will face off against Shohei Ohtani and the Angels.

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The New York Yankees placed Josh Donaldson on the 10-day injured list Friday with right shoulder inflammation. (Source: New York Yankees on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Donaldson had already been away from the team being on the COVID list and he will now miss some more time dealing with a shoulder injury. Marwin Gonzalez should continue to play third base for the Yankees in his absence.

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Yankees RP Zack Britton is with the team in Tampa and scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Tuesday according to the YES Network's Meredith Marakovitz. (Source: Meredith Marakovits on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Zack Britton is progressing in his return from Tommy John surgery last September and is traveling with the team. Yankees manager Aaron Boone believes Zack Britton will for New York's bullpen later in the year. The lefty has a ways to go but how he comes out of Tuesday's bullpen will be a good barometer of where he is n his recovery.

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Marwin Gonzalez went 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored in New York's 7-2 win against the Rays on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Marwin Gonzalez has started the past six games for New York as they deal with injuries and has hit safely in four of them including the last three straight. Gonzalez has been starting at third base and the addition of Matt Carpenter may impinge on some at-bats as Carpenter gets acclimated in New York and with DJ LeMahieu (wrist) set to return to the lineup soon.

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Joey Gallo went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in New York's 7-2 win against the Rays on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Joey Gallo is 0-for-7 in two games since returning from a stint on the COVID-19 IL and nearly wore the Golden Sombrero Thursday. Gallo had been drawing more walks before missing time but has yet to reach base since returning. Despite his average (.165) Gallo should see regular at-bats and time in the field for now as Giancarlo Stanton (calf) just hit the 10-day IL this week.

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Aaron Judge went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, a run scored, two RBIs and a stolen base in New York's 7-2 win against the Rays on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Aaron Judge upped his RBI total to 36 with two more Thursday night and passed teammate Giancarlo Stanton (calf) for 3rd place in the League. Judge leads the Major Leagues with 17 home runs and 111 total bases in 43 games. Judge continues to pound the ball all over the park and showed Thursday he can flash speed on the base paths when asked too, swiping his third of the season. The Judge continues to rule, both in reality and for fantasy purposes in all formats.

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Nestor Cortes Jr pitched eight innings, allowing one run on four hits and one walk while striking out five in New York's 7-2 win against the Rays on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Nestor Cortes Jr improves to 4-1 with a 1.70 ERA and 0.85 WHIP to go with 61 strikeouts in 53 innings across nine starts this season. Cortes gave up three runs in his last start after only giving up three runs all of April but was back to his Cy Young contender form Thursday night in Tampa. The lefty's next start is set for Wednesday against the visiting Angels.

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Miguel Andjuar went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a stolen base in New York's 2-0 victory over Baltimore on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Miguel Andujar finds himself back in the starting lineup after a wave of recent Yankee injuries. Andujar drove in his first run and stole his first base of the season batting fifth. If he maintains this stroke with that lineup spot he could be a solid pickup if you are in need of outfield help.

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JP Sears pitched five innings, allowing zero runs on three hits and two walks while striking out five in New York's 2-0 victory on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: JP Sears made the first start of his career and pitched five scoreless innings to nail down the victory. Sears improves to 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA having not allowed a run in seven innings this season while striking out seven in three appearances. This is just a spot start for Sears now but he's helped his case for more innings even if he is relegated to middle relief.

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As announced by the Yankees prior to Wednesday's game against the Orioles, Giancarlo Stanton has been placed on the 10-day IL due to a right calf strain. (Source: New York Yankees)

Fantasy Impact: In 40 games this year, Stanton has hit 11 home runs while driving in 35 alongside a .285 batting average. It's the fourth straight year the 32-year-old has landed on the IL, who's timetable has yet to be announced.

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Yankees relief pitcher Jonathan Loaisiga was placed on the 15-day IL Wednesday with shoulder discomfort. (Source: Newsday)

Fantasy Impact: New York has been decimated in recent days with injuries. On Tuesday, closer Aroldis Chapman was put on the IL. DJ LeMahieu is dealing with a wrist injury and Giancarlo Stanton went for an MRI on his injured calf Wednesday. The Yankees are still holding onto first place in the AL East, but have lost four of their last six games.

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Jose Trevino went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs in New York's 7-6 win in 11 innings on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Jose Trevino hit a walkoff single in the 11th inning to drive in Isiah Kiner-Falefa and hand New York a walkoff win Tuesday. Trevino's 3rd inning home run was his 2nd of the year in just 65 at-bats as Kyle Higashioka's backup. Trevino was another trade acquisition from late in the offseason and came from Texas after New York traded away then-primary catcher Gary Sanchez to Minnesota. Trevino has appeared in 27 of New York's 43 games this season but other than spot starts in DFS lineups, Trevino is one of those players that carries far more real value to his team than relevance to fantasy managers.

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Isiah Kiner-Falefa went 2-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored in New York's 7-6 win in 11 innings on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Isiah Kiner-Falefa had the game-tying RBI single in the 11th inning and came around to score the game winning run Tuesday. Kiner-Falafa has scored 22 runs and been a big weapon in the lower part of the potent Yankees lineup, doing the little things that don't show up in the box score. Kiner-Falefa looked a throw in piece to the deal to the deal that brought in Josh Donaldson but early returns on IKF have made him the better piece of the deal to this point. He has also played Gold Glove-caliber defense at shortstop this season, providing big plays in the field, as well as at the plate.

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Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-3 with a home run and two walks in New York's 7-6 win in 11 innings on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Anthony Rizzo opened the scoring Tuesday with a solo home run in the 1st inning off Bruce Zimmerman. It was his 11th home run of the year but only his 2nd of May after a 9-home run April. Despite the power and RBI lack in May, Rizzo still sits 26 RBIs and with injuries starting to mount up in the Yankee lineup New York need Rizzo's bat to heat up like this.

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