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Yankees place Kluber, Voit on IL

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  Photo Credit: Charles Wenzelberg/NY Post Right-hander Corey Kluber will be shut down for a minimum of two months due to a sub-scapular strain in his right shoulder. First baseman Luke Voit will face another IL stint as well, as he’s dealing with a Grade 2 strained oblique. Corey Kluber will be out at least two months with the shoulder strain, Aaron Boone says. General rule is one week of build-up for each week missed. So four weeks (at least) down, four weeks up. Looking at close to August for a potential return for Kluber. — Lindsey Adler (@lindseyadler) May 26, 2021 Luke Voit has a grade 2 oblique strain... he is Headed to IL #yankees — Meredith Marakovits (@M_Marakovits) May 26, 2021 The news comes after Kluber was removed from Tuesday’s game in the third inning after experiencing shoulder tightness. Kluber’s injury hurts significantly, as he’s pitched tremendously as the primary guy behind ace Gerrit Cole. In 53.1 innings, he’s 4-3 with a 3.04 ERA and 134 ERA+, including a hist

Delayed reactions to Corey Kluber's historic No-Hitter

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Unless you live under a rock, or you don't have a television or Twitter, you've heard all about Corey Kluber's historic no-hitter on Wednesday night.   Photo credit: Cleveland.com

Kluber and Taillon are showing what's possible for this Yankee rotation

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  We are now firmly underway with this 2021 MLB season. At 34 games in, we are a little bit past “it’s still early” territory and at this point we can start to discuss some of what we’ve seen with a more meaningful sample size behind it. The Yankees did not get out of the gates strongly this season and while they have played better and strung together wins the past few weeks, their performances have been uneven. While several key names are still worth being concerned about offensively, the Yankees have managed to not lose a series since the Tampa Bay series from April 16th-18th. The obvious strengths of the team to this point of the season have been 1) Gerrit Cole, 2) The bullpen and 3) The recent white hot hitting streak of Giancarlo Stanton. While the Yankees starting rotation and offense had both been inconsistent to start the season, it is the rotation that is leading this Yankees charge back into solid baseball and series wins. Specifically, it is the stabilization of Corey Kluber

Weekly Preview: NYY @ TB 5/11-5/13; NYY @ BAL 5/14-5/16

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Series Recap: Yankees take two of three from Nats

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  The Yankees wrapped up their nine-game homestand this weekend taking two of three from the Washington Nationals, finishing the homestand 7-2 overall.   Both of the Yankees’ wins came in walk-off fashion, following an ugly loss on Friday night in the series’ first game.  The Yankees will hit the road at 18-16, in second place in the AL East, 3.5 games back of Boston.

Player update: The case for Kyle Higashioka

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The Yankees have chosen to Get Higgy with it -- as they’ve made the decision to largely start Kyle Higashioka as their starting catcher. Photo credit: MLB.com

Astros Series Recap: Stanton Stays Hot

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  In an exciting weekday series in the Bronx, Giancarlo Stanton led the Bombers to taking two out of three from the Astros. The series ended on somewhat of a sour note, as the Yankees definitely could have completed the sweep, but I’m not going to harp on the team’s first loss in a week. Chad Green had a pretty rough outing, which isn’t going to happen often. It just sucks that it was the short man Altuve who took him deep after the sh*t he got from fans all week. Before that homer, Altuve was 2-12 on the series, and heard enough “F*ck Altuve” chants from fans to make Manager Dusty Baker cry to the media about it. Fans even chanted “F*ck your birthday” yesterday for the Houston Second Baseman’s 31 st  birthday. I got to go to the game Wednesday night and it was incredible getting to go to the stadium and be a part of that for the only time Houston comes to the Bronx this season (unless they meet in the postseason).   Anyway, what hurts more than the loss itself, is the injury to Gio Ur

Luke Voit Injury Update

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  New York Post/Getty Images After missing the last month and a half due to knee surgery from a left meniscus tear suffered during spring training, the reigning MLB home run king approaches his 2021 debut in Tampa next week against the Rays. His presence could provide an extra jolt to a Yankees lineup that has shockingly struggled to begin the season. Luke Voit finished the 2020 regular season with an MLB leading 22 home runs, a slash line of .277/.338/.610, and an OPS of .948 which is comparable to the red-hot Giancarlo Stanton. A New York roster lauded for its outstanding depth from the 1 to 9 spots in recent years can't seem to get any production outside of the top of the lineup. Especially from the first base spot that has seen a rotation of DJ LeMahieu, Mike Ford, and the now retired Jay Bruce, with the latter two combining for a paltry .100/.086/.267 and 6 RBIs, to 20 strikeouts. Even if Voit cannot repeat his 2020 pace, anything is better than what the Bombers have gotten so

Weekly Preview: NYY vs. HOU 5/4 – 5/6, NYY vs. WAS 5/7 – 5/9

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  Fresh off a weekend sweep against the lowly Detroit Tigers, the Yankees welcome the Houston Astros to the Bronx in a long-awaited rematch.   This will be the first time since the 2019 ALCS that the two teams have faced off against one another, the first time since the Astros were caught cheating during their 2017 World Championship campaign, and the first time fans will be in attendance to hopefully boo the ever living shit out of them.   Following the three-game set against the Astros, the Yankees will wrap up their homestand with a weekend series against the Washington Nationals.