Adam Warren and Aaron Hicks are still shooting to return before the end of the season. Warren said before the Yankees’ 3-2 win over the Rays on Wednesday…
Adam Warren and Aaron Hicks are still shooting to return before the end of the season.
Warren said before the Yankees’ 3-2 win over the Rays on Wednesday that he hopes to begin throwing in three or four days.
Warren is on the DL with lower back spasms and hasn’ t pitched since Sept. 1.
The Yankees are hoping the right-hander can make it back for the postseason to make a deep bullpen deeper.
As for Hicks, he worked out on the field Wednesday, but didn’ t swing the bat. Then he left before the game started with a case of strep throat. Hicks is hopeful to make it off the DL in time to rejoin the Yankees for a possible postseason appearance.
According to Joe Girardi, there was nothing physically ailing Matt Holliday and Aaron Judge on Wednesday, when they weren’ t in the lineup against Rays right-hander Chris Archer.
Gary Sanchez was the DH in place of Holliday and Clint Frazier was in Judge’s right-field spot. Sanchez went 2-for-5 and Frazier was hitless in four at-bats.
Starting Jacoby Ellsbury against Archer wasn’ t a difficult decision for Girardi since nobody had more hits off the right-hander in his career than Ellsbury.
The left-handed-hitting center fielder started the day 21-for-42 (.500) against Archer and Wednesday against the righty, he went 1-for-1 with a walk (and 2-for-3 overall) . Kendrys Morales with 16 hits was second to Ellsbury.
In a dozen September games Ellsbury is batting .412 (14-for-34) .
Chase Headley’s ninth-inning single stretched a hitting streak to a season-high 11 games. He is hitting.341 (15-for-44) with three homers and seven RBIs during the streak.
Yankees will hold a moment of silence and present a video tribute for Gene “Stick’ ’ Michael on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium. Michael, a former Yankees shortstop, manager, GM and trusted advisor died last Thursday at 79.
David Robertson is the Yankees’ nominee for the 2017 Marvin “Man of the Year’ ’ Award which was announced by the Players Association. Voting at http: //www. MLBPlayers.com through 11: 59 p.m. Saturday.
Brett Gardner is the Yankees’ Roberto Clemente Award nominee for the second straight year.
The Yankees will play host to members of the Giants Super Bowl XLII 10-year anniversary victory over the Patriots on Saturday before the game against the Orioles at Yankee Stadium.
Before the 4: 05 start 40-plus members of the 2007 Giants will participate and four of that team’s players — Antonio Pierce, David Tyree, Shaun O’ Hara and Jeff Feagles — will throw out ceremonial pitches.
After the ceremony, any guest attending the Yankees-Orioles game on that date will also have the opportunity to take pictures with the Super Bowl trophy in the New York Yankees Museum Presented by Bank of America through the end of the sixth inning.
“The Yankees and the Steinbrenner family look forward to welcoming the New York Football Giants and the Mara and Tisch families back to Yankee Stadium, ” said Yankees Chief Operating Officer Lonn Trost. “This is a unique opportunity to highlight the 10-year anniversary of the Giants historic 2007 Super Bowl run. To have so many of the players here in this setting — and to celebrate their remarkable accomplishment— will make for a special and entertaining day.”