The New York Yankees bested the first-place Minnesota Twins 4-1 on Sunday night on the back of starting pitcher, Domingo German. A true test of quality, German held up and allowed just one run in six innings, keeping his ERA at an impressive 2.35.
Despite German’s stellar pitching performance, the team’s offensive production has been light, putting up just 16 runs in their last five games. Squeaking by a solid Twins team is a true testament to the Yankees’ pitching, but reinforcements are on the way in terms of run support.
New York Yankees will get back an outfielder:
With Miguel Andujar returning to the infield over the weekend, the outfield will gain a starter back from the 10-day injured list. Clint Frazier, who is returning from a sprained ankle, will be reinstated to the active roster, making him available immediately.
Brian Cashman told us he expects Frazier to be reinstated from IL on Mon or Tues: Paxton out 3 weeks max; Stanton return to BP this week; Hicks in ext spring will start rehab in Tampa this weekâ€¦could be activated next weekend; Gregorius will complete throwing program this week
— Jim Bowden (@JimBowdenGM) May 5, 2019
Frazier’s return and his hot bat will be beneficial to the offense, but the outfield is still missing their three primary starters — Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, and Aaron Hicks.
Judge is several weeks out from a return, Stanton is scheduled to start BP this upcoming week, and Hicks is featuring in the extended spring league. Come next week, the outfield could have Hicks, Frazier, and Gardner/Maybin/Tauchman. Not bad considering what it currently looks like – Maybin, Tauchman, and Gardner.
Where is Luis Severino in his rehab process:
GM Brian Cashman stated over the weekend that Severino will be out until after the All-Star Break, hopefully returning in time for the playoff push. The Yankees have struggled at times without their ace, but German, who put on a clinic against the Twins, seems to have taken well to that role. He’s been the best option for the Bombers consistently this year after tweaking his delivery to improve accuracy.
When the entire teams come together in with a clean bill of health, there are very few teams that will be able to to stay with them.