Yankees lineup: Gardner 7 Jeter 6 Ellsbury 8 Teixeira 3 McCann 2 Beltran DH Ichiro 9 Roberts 4 Johnson 5 McCarthy RHP— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) July 19, 2014
The Yankees lineup remains the same as it was last night. Brett Gardner, Derek Jeter, and Jacoby Ellsbury lead off the offense. Mark Teixeira, Brian McCann, and Carlos Beltran make up the middle of the order, and Ichiro Suzuki, Brian Roberts, and Kelly Johnson follow.
Tanaka said he'll start throwing when he's "pain free ." Said :"it's gradually getting better but I still feel it."— Erik Boland (@eboland11) July 18, 2014
His future is still up in the air, so we're in wait-and-see mode for now.
Tanaka was in fine spirits but he doesn't know if he will pitch this year. Just following doctor orders and going from there.— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) July 18, 2014
The Yankees have signed Rich Hill to a minor league deal in order to provide some support for the Triple-A bullpen. The left-handed reliever pitched to an impressive 3.23 ERA and 2.53 FIP with a good 10.38 K/9 with the Red Sox Triple-A affiliate before being purchased by the Angels. after two outings with their big league team, LA cut him loose just last week and now he has found his way to New York. Like Edgmer Escalona before him, Hill is likely just a minor league addition and probably won't be seen at the major league level.
The Yankees have released Manny Barreda from the organization and he's quickly caught on with the Brewers. The 25-year-old right-handed reliever had a 3.40 ERA with a 4.07 FIP in 50.1 innings at Double-A. While he's good at getting the strikeout with a 9.8 K/9 over his career, he's also dealt with control issues with a 4.7 BB/9 since 2007. It's not obvious as to why they felt they needed to cut ties with him, but it likely won't hurt the Yankees too much.