A great deal of Yankees news emerged following last nights game, more than we could keep up with in our daily link roundup. Here are some essential news and notes, consisting of a lineup move, an injury upgrade, and some clubhouse drama:
Yankees activate Aroldis Chapman, DFA David Hale
Prior to tonights video game, the Yankees activated closer Aroldis Chapman from the COVID-19 injured list. As a corresponding relocation, the group designated right-handed pitcher David Hale for project. Chapman, 32, had been working out at the Yankees alternate website in Scranton.
In 2019, the flame-throwing closer pitched to a 2.21 ERA (2.28 FIP) with a 13.42 K/9 over 57 innings. At seasons end, the Yankees extended Chapman, who had an opt-out stipulation due in his agreement.
Hale, 32, appeared in five games for the Yankees this season. He owned a 3.00 ERA (2.30 FIP) over six innings. A regular rider of the Scranton Shuttle, his deal log is something else:
In order for Hale to return to Scranton, he will require to clear waivers and decrease totally free agency. Thats no safe bet with Nick Tropeano getting scooped up by the Pirates.
DJ LeMahieu to miss out on 2-3 weeks with thumb injury
J.A. Happ, Aaron Boone have uneasy discussion
Last night saw J.A. Happ turn in his first successful start of the season, with the left-hander holding the Red Sox to one work on 3 hits over 5.2 innings. He struck out three and strolled two. That kind of efficiency counts as great for Happ now, who hasnt had an extended stretch of efficiency since most likely the 2018 season– maybe September 2019.
“I had 2 discussions with Boonie,” Happ informed Bryan Hoch. “One of them, I thought went extremely well. And the second one I didnt believe went really well.
Happ then attempted to clear things up, informing Hoch, “Nobody desires to get skipped. I want to be out there and pitch every five days. I think thats why Im stating it didnt go well.”
Having pitched in parts of 14 seasons, almost solely as a starter, Happ obviously has confidence in his capabilities. It appeared to work out well for the Yankees on Sunday night.
Prior to tonights video game, the Yankees triggered closer Aroldis Chapman from the COVID-19 hurt list. Chapman, 32, had actually been working out at the Yankees alternate site in Scranton.
At seasons end, the Yankees extended Chapman, who had an opt-out clause due in his contract. Hale, 32, appeared in 5 video games for the Yankees this season. It seemed to work out well for the Yankees on Sunday night.
The Yankees have actually been dealing with a litany of injuries this week, very first losing sluggers Giancarlo Stanton and after that Aaron Judge, and on Saturday another core piece of their lineup decreased. DJ LeMahieu exited in the sixth inning of that days video game versus the Red Sox after spraining his thumb on a swing in an earlier at-bat.
The team put LeMahieu on the IL the next day, with imaging results pending to discover how major the injury was. There was some preliminary issue that surgery may be required, however tests came back showing there was no fracture, just inflammation. The Yankee 2nd baseman is anticipated to miss 2-3 weeks according to Aaron Boone, though well have to wait and see if LeMahieu returns in that timeline.