New York Teams

Gardner, Judge go back-to-back (0:35)
Yelich drives in three with two extra-base hits (1:17)

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Brian Cashman on Jacoby Ellsbury, who is currently working through a back injury in Tampa: "Everything that he's got has been diagnosed legitimately by a doctor. It's frustrating, without question, but it's also, upon diagnosis, there's a future expectation of a return to play. ... In every case (after the separate injuries Ellsbury has had since February), it's with the expectation that at some point, he'll push himself back into the mix."

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Tyler Austin factored into the Yankees' decision regarding sending Ronald Torreyes down to make room for Greg Bird, per GM Brian Cashman. Cashman said that Austin "earned a lot, despite the roster being jammed up at 1B." The Yankees view Austin as a more regular contributor (particularly vs. lefty pitchers, used a little more as a DH?) than the occasionally-used Torreyes. They also have added infield flexibility with Neil Walker being able to play second, third and serve as the new emergency catcher. They also can play Gleyber Torres at third and short.

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On sending down Ronald Torreyes, Aaron Boone says it was a difficult decision that "made for a difficult night." The news hit the clubhouse pretty hard, Boone said. He also repeated that he hoped the demotion for Torreyes would be temporary because of what he's meant to his teammates. Boone said the Yankees felt they needed the extra 13th pitcher on the roster as they move through a 14-game in 13-day stretch (there's a doubleheader at Detroit late in this stretch).

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Greg Bird says that it's been in the past week that he's seen the most noticeable comfort with his right ankle post surgery. He finally felt more consistent positive results from the ankle following games in that stretch. He also considers how he's been feeling at the plate to be "pretty impressive," considering how quickly he got back to normal after the injury. As for today, this doesn't have an Opening Day feel for him. This is more like "getting called up again," he said.

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Greg Bird's 2018 season will begin with him starting at first and batting sixth. The full Yankees lineup: Gardner CF Judge RF Gregorius SS Stanton LF Sánchez DH Bird 1B Andújar 3B Romine C Torres 2B

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Interesting, and promising, nugget from the Yankees: The Bombers are 9-3 (a .750 winning percentage) in one-run games this season. That's the best such winning percentage in MLB.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

The Yankees move we were anticipating has happened. First baseman Greg Bird today returned from rehab and was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list. In order to make room for him, the team also optioned infielder Ronald Torreyes to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Judge, Torres help Yankees edge Angels (1:19)

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Asked about his 100.5 mph throw from RF to home, Aaron Judge quipped, "About time. I've been trying to hit 100. I'm glad I broke that." He broke into a smile before being asked if Aroldis Chapman's job was now in trouble. "Oh no. He's still got that."

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Yanks' Torres homers again, makes AL history

Yankees rookie Gleyber Torres homered to right in the seventh, providing the winning run over the Angels and giving Torres a place in American League history. He's the youngest AL player to homer in four consecutive games.

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Aaron Boone on the makeup of Gleyber Torres: "He says, ‘I've been preparing for this my whole life,' and certainly the last several years coming up in the minor leagues. He just plays the game with a lot of confidence, but his intelligence is very evident. And when you combine intelligence and instincts and talent, you're looking at what's been a very special player for us."

Brewers walk it off on walk (0:25)
Bautista ties game with RBI single (0:26)
Torres homers for the fourth straight game (0:22)

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Gleyber Torres continues to play at a torrid pace. The Yankees' 21-year-old rookie had the key swing in Friday night's 2-1 win over the Angels, smacking a 375-foot, opposite-field home run in the seventh inning. The late score put the Yankees back in the win column after they dropped their previous two games in this week's series loss at Texas. New York has now won 15 of its past 18 in the Bronx.

Judge's arm on fire (1:10)
Trout takes Severino deep (0:23)

1927 Yankees diary

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