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Yankees put Kelly Johnson on the DL

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The New York Yankees have placed Kelly Johnson on the 15-day disabled list with a left groin strain. As a corresponding move, the Yankees have called up LHP Chris Leroux from Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre. To make a move for Leroux on the 40-man roster, the Yankees have designated RHP Bruce Billings for assignment. Johnson was pulled ...

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Although having a down year, Chase Headley is still a big upgrade

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Chase Headley has been hitting .229 in 2014--but he's been on a hot streak in July before getting dealt to the Yankees, hitting .339 from July 4th to July 21st. Replacing Alex Rodriguez has been a difficult task; Headley hasn't lived up to his 2012 season. In fact, in order to not put pressure on Headley, ...

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Brian Cashman views Chase Headley as a valuable rental

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Brian Cashman had been on the phone with the San Diego Padres for the last three weeks, discussing a potential deal for the free agent-to-be Chase Headley. After three weeks of trying to iron out a deal, the Yankees and Padres pulled the trigger, and just like that Chase Headley became a New York Yankee ...

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McCann’s bloop single caps walk-off and sweep in 3-2 win over Reds

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The game originally started as a pitchers duel between Johnny Cueto and Hiroki Kuroda. The game ended in a battle of the bullpen fashion and Brian McCann outsmarting Aroldis Chapman along with the Cincinnati Reds outfield in a 3-2 win victory and series sweep at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. The Yankees got on ...

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McCarthy shines as Yanks beat Reds 7-1

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In his first start at Yankee Stadium, Brandon McCarthy shined. Of course it helped the Yankees were able to get the offense going, and with the pitching and hitting on the right track, the Yankees were able to defeat the Reds 7-1 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. The Yankees were able to get ...

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2014 Yankees mid-season report cards: Position Players

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I did something like this at the end of the 2013 season, but with the All-Star Break upon us, I figured it would have been a good time to grade the players on what they've done so far. Each day until the All-Star Break ends, I'll post a mid-season report card for the Position Players, ...

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Jacoby Ellsbury gets start at DH

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When you look at the lineup, the first thing that jumps out at you isn't Kelly Johnson playing left field...it's Jacoby Ellsbury as the Yankees DH. It turns out, Ellsbury becoming the Yankees DH wasn't an accident. “He just needed it,” Girardi said. “Physically he needs it.” Ellsbury had a day-off before the Yankees hit the road, but ...

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Yankees call up Bryan Mitchell

The Yankees have announced they have called up Bryan Mitchell from Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre. As a corresponding move, Zoilo Almonte has been optioned to Triple-A Scranton. One side note: Kelly Johnson is playing LF today with Brett Gardner in CF and Jacoby Ellsbury on the bench. Fingers crossed Johnson fields LF with authority.

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