The Yankees' highest-paid player has been shut down again, this time with a "mild calf strain"
The Giancarlo Stanton injury saga has taken another turn. The Yankees’ highest-paid player, who went on the injured list with a biceps strain still hasn’t returned. The biceps strain, which shut him down, became a shoulder strain, which shut him down, and now he has a calf strain, which has shut him down yet again.
The Yankees' right-hander has filled in for Luis Severino by pitching like the injured ace
I would much rather have a healthy Luis Severino than no Luis Severino at all, but Domingo German is part of the rotation because of Severino’s shoulder injury. German has filled in for Severino by pitching like the Yankees’ ace.
A series win over the Rays has the Yankees at the top of the AL East
The Yankees have sole possession of first place after winning four of six against the Rays. It wasn’t easy, and at times it seemed like the Yankees were fine with not beating their direct competition for the division.
First place is up for grabs for the second straight weekend for the Yankees
The Yankees continue to win games and keep pace with the Rays and hold off the Red Sox. Except for the crowded injured list, everything has been going well for the Yankees, and it’s made my life a lot better.