Injured Yankees ace Luis Severino is set to begin a rehab assignment at the Double-A level Sunday, manager Aaron Boone told George A. King III of the New York Post and other reporters. It’ll be a long-awaited return to game action for Severino, whose shoulder and lat issues have prevented him from taking the hill this season. He’ll “probably” throw around 35 pitches in the contest, per Boone. Meanwhile, in encouraging news for the first-place Bombers’ lineup, first basemen/designated hitters Luke Voit and Edwin Encarnacion are progressing in their rehabs. Voit, who hasn’t played since July 30 because of a sports hernia, is “on track” to come back Friday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com tweets. The 36-year-old Encarnacion’s not as close, but Boone “believes” he’ll come off the shelf soon, per Hoch. Encarnacion has been down since Aug. 3 with a fractured right wrist.
Here’s more from NYC and a couple other cities:
- Mets second baseman Robinson Cano is making notable progress as he works back from a torn hamstring, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. Cano – out since Aug. 5 – “appears likely” to return sometime next month, per DiComo, which would represent a best-case recovery for someone who was expected to miss six to 12 weeks at the time of the injury. The longtime star, 36, has posted weak production in his first year as a Met, with whom he has slashed .252/.295/.415 with 10 home runs in 346 plate appearances. But Cano’s bat seemed to be waking up in the days before his injury, which aided New York during a white-hot stretch in which it raced into wild-card contention. The Mets are now mired in a four-game skid, though, and sit three out of playoff position.
- Nationals left-hander Roenis Elias could rejoin their bullpen “by the end of the week,” Mark Zuckerman of MASNsports.com writes. Elias has only made one appearance and recorded two outs for the Nationals, who acquired him from the Mariners at the July 31 trade deadline. He succumbed to a hamstring strain on the base paths, of all places, back on Aug. 2. Teammate Ryan Zimmerman has been out for even longer (plantar fasciitis in his right foot has kept him out since July 23), but his return also appears imminent, Zuckerman relays. This has been a tough age-34 season for the first baseman, who has been on the IL twice thanks to foot issues and has mustered a subpar .246/.311/.390 line over 132 plate appearances.
- After suffering a broken bone in his left hand last Friday, Marlins third baseman/outfielder Brian Anderson will indeed miss the rest of the season, according to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com. However, Anderson won’t need to undergo surgery, and will go through “a normal winter” as a result, manager Don Mattingly announced. That’s a silver lining for the Marlins and Anderson, one of their few offensive threats over the past couple years.
If Sevy, Betances, and Voit can come back healthy and effective, it’ll be an early Christmas for this Yankees fan. EE and Stanton aren’t even needed. Ford and Tauchman are holding their own. Happ can move to mop-up duties and CC can have some IL rest.
Montgomery and Hicks?
This notion that the Yankees are better off without Stanton, is ridiculous. It’s true that some fans don’t deserve what they have.
There is truth to what you say BUT, Yanks chemistry is amazing and the “fill ins” have hit as good or better that Stanton! Less K’s and more contact- look up the numbers. So in a playoff Stanton’s gonna be ready but … ?
How confident are you that Mike Ford is going to hit like Stanton in the playoffs against pitchers like verlander?
I’m not saying I know but I don’t think a hot streak late in the season tells us much about the playoffs. I like Ford and the lefty bat but the entire lineup looks different with Stanton hitting well.
Edwin and voit would be playing, not necessarily tauchman or ford. While I agree stanton is great when he’s right, how long will it take to shake off the rust?
The Yankees are striking out at the same rate as last year.
Oddly enough you’re right. The K rate for 2018 and 2019 are basically right around 22%. However, the big difference is in our team batting average. and OBP. They went from .249/.329 to .272/.343.
I know batting average is seen as an unimportant stat but I disagree, Last year we had 2 guys with 200 PA and a BA over .275. This year we have 8. I think that’s what makes the line-ups we’ve had this year feel different even though our K rate is the same.
Around the league team K rates are up as are homers. Last year the Yank tied for the 11th highest K rate. This year, despite the same k rate as the year before their ranking dropped to the 18th highest.
This year’s team just feels like they’re better suited to score against better pitching.
I agree SouthBeach. Hopefully he turns into Humble Pie to avoid himself further stress. It’s a tough year for Yankee haters. More fans around the country actually like this team because of all the adversity they have overcome.
Oh, and pie will have a migraine if we start talking about winning record and home runs.
His team is best described with his favorite description, “ALMOST”.
I agree. I love how well these guys have been playing, but having a healthy and productive Stanton makes the team so much better.
Ford over Edwin? Come on, be a realist.
Virtually the same teams of last year however the collapsed
I wouldn’t call losing two 2-1 games to Houston and overall losing to them 4-3 collapsing and don’t think anybody else would also!
You really can’t compare last years results. Look at the Red Sox.
Mike Ford has amped it up since the doubleheader hitting 5 homeruns in 39 ab’s. Batting .333 with a 1..135 OPS and .769 slugging %. Nice job filling in.
Yankees are a great regular season team
Nothing beyond that
Another real “fan” spouts his opinion of a team he probably only sees on ESPN Sunday nights!
How do you know? The postseason doesn’t start for over another month
If the Yankees don’t win the World Series this year, they’ll tie 1979-1997 as the least successful stretch in franchise history, winning only 1 world series in 19 seasons. They’ve only won 1 world series now between 2001 and 2019, so by their standards, not winning this year would close the book on the two least successful decades in Yankee history…
If the foundation has been set for another dynasty I think we can forgive what I think were some failures to make moves that would have been difference makers over the last decade and a rebuild without losing seasons is impressive.
But… There is no doubt ownership has shown a consistent failure to take that final step and every year seems to not quite do enough or wait a little too long.
Ownership seems to treat the season like graduating a player to the majors. They give you the opportunity to earn it. What they need to develop is the same urgency as the players because the teams they are competing with have just as much money.
It’s harder now, there weren’t as many organizations trying as hard back then.
A lot of teams wish they had “least successful” seasons like the Yankees.
Hey CTGuy-the exception is PSUmuts fan who doesn’t want the Yankees least successful seasons.
He prefers his Muts who have not won a single World Series in 33 years and in their almost 60 year history have won a pathetic two World Series.
I’m certainly not a Yankees fan by any means , but I have to say I am impressed with the team considering that everyone on the team seems to have been on the dl at least once this season . Take away a teams top 3 of 5 players or something off a lot of teams and they would fall apart .
I think that just like any other sport, you have to see who the consistently, recently successful teams are and model that and to me, the Yankees are only halfway there. The 2010-2014 Giants won three World Series and did it with not just a core of position players but also a solid pitching rotation. If the Yankees want to build consistent success, they need to pivot from spending heavily only on position players to spreading it out to the pitching. This season they’ve been rightly praised for how they’ve been able to win with unexpected production from unheralded players in their lineup, but they haven’t cranked out any equally surprising starting pitching, which could be their downfall this fall. If they’re really serious about making a new dynasty, they need to get Cole this off-season at any price
Domingo German isn’t a surprising starting pitcher?
Wow people post nonsense just to post nonsense.
Severino was an Ace until wrk problems
Montgomery was a decent #4 until elbow
German pitching like a solid 2
Tanaka has post season experience and is a solid 3. Paxton was dealt for to be that top rotation arm! Happ and CC back end arms.
Yes not every move works with pitchers since they are volatile animals. But we have more arms on the way in King, Garcia, and others….
Let’s worry about the off season and pointing fingers then if they don’t bring Cole aboard but wow the lies posted on here to take shots at honestly one of the best GMs in baseball is silly.
It’s hard for me to blame every pitching failure on Cash. They seem unlucky when it comes to pitching of late. Montgomery had a really good rookie season and got off to a good start in 2018 and then went down with TJ surgery. Severino, despite Jekyl and Hyde first halves has been a top 10 pitcher in just about every measure from 2017 and 2018.
4th in Wins
10th in IP
9th in K/9
13th in fewest BB/9
11th in ERA
and most importantly 5th in FIP.
Who could predict an injury that keeps him out for almost the entire year?
Gray was a solid #3 type of pitcher in 2017 with the A’s and turns into a guy incapable of pitching at Yankee stadium but performs well on the road.
Happ had a great 2018 and was everything that Gray wasn’t. He won 17 games last year going 7-0 when traded to the Yanks. sub 3 ERA. He had a history of success in the AL East. All of sudden, he fell apart..
If anything can be blamed on Cash is rolling the dice on Paxton staying healthy, which he has for the most part and bringing back CC for 1 more season.
There’s no guarantee that either Corbin or Morton would’ve duplicated the same success if NY brought them in.
Cash has done an outstanding job of building a team from the farm on up in the last 5 years. High end healthy pitching seems to be elusive tho. I can only imagine what kind of deal they’d have to offer Gerrit Cole this off-season. .
Hey PSU—why don’t you start concentrating on your team’s late August dive?
5 straight losses—wow poor Todd Frazier choking again.
Hey there’s good news-they scores 7 runs tonight. Too bad that Thor got knocked around so badly.
You should get your facts straight so you don’t look like such a fool here. The Yankees have had an incredible season and the Mets are barely above .500, in next to last place.
It’s time to put your Jets helmet on and make a different wishful prayer.
Any team relying on players who haven’t played all year are taking a Vegas table bet…it could work but then again you could go bust. I love seve but the idea that the yanks are counting on him is frightening and to some extent alarming.
Cash the genius better be right. If not he should go.
Oh Gee—are you writing about Stanton? All the other players have played this year. And perhaps a GM knows the value of having an NL MVP and homerun champ to pinch hit or play left against the right matchup.
And having Chad Green open and Sevie pitch 5 innings brings us to the best bullpen in baseball (that will be even stronger with Betances).
Is my memory correct, or weren’t you part of the contingent that were dissing Cash at the beginning of the season for not signing Machado, Harper, etc.
So Cash, the guy that you say should go:
He’s the guy that picked Urshela off for almost nothing. He also quietly signed DJ and Otovino.
So if you are a mets fan I understand the delusion. If you are a yankee fan, though we would be rooting for the same team in ra about
I dissed him for the rotation and will continue to do so unless they win it all.
I’m referring to seve of course.
I have also noted he wins position trades more often than not but just do t care given he has won one World Series in nearly 18 years while Boston has won 4.
So if you’re gonna be a happy bronze medal loser go for it.
Facts are facts for a guy with more resources at his disposal than anyone he’s about as successful in winning by yankee standards as the royals.
Oh Gee Whiz—a tinge of jealousy since the Red Sox season ended a bit early this year.
And wow-yes-they won four WS in the 18 years. It’s about time don’t you think? I mean come on and let’s get real—they deserved being on the butts end of jokes for their almost 90 year drought, don’t you think Gee?
And while we’re looking at the Gold standard let’s remember that they have taken the crown that fans like you used to throw in Yankee Fans faces:
The Red Sox have been leading MLB in salary. Lol—really hard to accept huh?
Here’s more to chew on:
How many losing seasons have they had in the past twenty years? While you are at it, how many last place finishes?
I will save you some time: for the Yankees the answer to both questions is the same ZERO.
You hate such an intellectual flair—that you are so alarmed by Sevie being ramped up. Your bozos in Boston keapordised yhe
Yup I’ve really enjoyed going to those 17 parades in the 18 years down the canyon of heroes for winning more than 81 games.
The sawx payroll exceeded the yanks only last year and this year. 2/18 is solid
I get that your a cashman fan but your a joke for not recognizing the advantage he has and what his outcomes have been.
So I repeat of you like making it to October and losing than good for you! Hooray.
I happen to believe the yanks resources and advantages should result in more.
Well Gee baseball in its current form is free enterprise with competition. Many teams have income streams that allow them to play up to the salary cap quite nicely.
So to hold the Yankees to the days when the Boss could exploit opportunity is like rewinding your cassette tape.
That is unless you hold some perverse affection for socialism.
Keep posting here and check back often through the post season. Be sure to stick around for this year’s parade—though you are not invited. We will know where you are as you will be struggling to keep your head above the humble pie!
I just want to understand your stupidity and then I’m done. To be a yankee fan one has to be a cashman fan???
In your raging world it must be hard to form questions correctly, huh Gee?
If my memory serves me correct you were one of those “he should have signed Machado or Harper” or “he should never have signed Gardy or CC”.
Your comments actually blur into blah, blah, blah.
The Yankees team was formed by Cash. With unprecedented injuries we have the best record in baseball.
It’s time for you to move in with your hard on comments about Cashman.
you need to chill. Its a free country. I advocated this off season to acquire better SP. That is it. I would have traded Andujar and signed machado if that is what it took to acquire good SP. Same for hicks/frazier/florial and harper. IMHO good SP is hard to come by and critical to winning, If you can’t comprehend what i am saying then the school system failed you.
The yankee sticks are fine. Its the SP. Can they overcome it in October?sure. have tanaka and paxton started to turn the corner- perhaps However, would it not have been better to have actually acquired good pitching?
CC absolutely stinks. Gardy is terribly overpaid despite having a better than predicted season. Those 2 alone cost 18 mil. Corbin is 23 mil- who would you rather have? duh….
I did not want an aging lucky Happless, but the genius signed him. another 17 mil…. Morton cost 15 mil who would you rather have? duh…
As for your nonsense and verbal garbage. Just as you have every right to want to love Cash, i have the right to not want to sleep with him as you do.
Facts are Facts- under his watch we have under-performed to resources and capacities and that is it. Those are facts
Lastly- i am sure as a partial season ticket holder that I have spent a mini-fortune on them and been to more game that you have. I have every right to question a GM who gets praise but hasn’t delivered anything more than winning seasons in the last 18-20 years and the same number of rings in that span as the royals. white sox, angels, phillies and marlins…..
So suck it up agree to disagree on the genius and move on.
Wow. Feathers ruffled. It’s been so much fun poking at such an
Partial ticket holders don’t get to call the shots. As a partial season ticket holder in section 121A I don’t get to either. There aren’t any cry babies in our section—if there were we would have security hall them out.
If you are so dissatisfied with the team then don’t renew and switch teams to the Mets. Crybaby teams deserve crybaby fans.
Yankee fans are passionate. Fans like you give all Yankee fans a bad reputation. Wanting to win is one thing. Acting with your entitled opinions is not good.
Your pitching requests were for players that may not have wanted to come to NY or the AL east. Do I need to repeat myself here?
And I’m sorry that Cash didn’t send you a complete report on what we tried or didn’t try—he’s been busy building a championship team.
The game has changed. The Yankees don’t need Harper nor Machado. Both are losing players by the way. I would rather have Gio and DJ every day of the week. They both hustle every inning of every game without a complaint.
It takes a prima donna to want another prima donna. As a lifelong Yankee fan I’m proud that the team didn’t toss CC and Gardy like you proposed. Everyone can’t be in their peak prime. I hope that you find a team that has no value in relationship and contribution. Only a whack job is that disrespectful. Take a look at the end of the year when those guys leave the field to standing ovations.
Depth is essential for the rigors of the 162 game season. On that note, you can thank Cash for delivering a team so deep it could withstand such levels of injuries.
So have fun in Flushing next year. That’s your only choice because in Philly they would toss you around with your childish behavior.
lol- you do prove the adage that there are no stupid posts only stupid posters….
You sound like a mets fan-always angry and overly opinionated.
You look like a mets fan.*
*The front runner variety that only supports a team when they are winning.
Your photo in Facebook wearing a Mets 2015 post season hat is very special.