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  • Justus Sheffield performs a high-wire act in MLB debut

    Not everybody agrees Justus Sheffield is the Yankees’ top pitching prospect, but the left-handed pitcher no longer has to think about reaching the big leagues. With the Yankees holding a nine-run lead after eight innings on Wednesday night against the Red Sox, Sheffield was summoned to get the final three outs. It took a little...

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  • Luis Severino mows down Red Sox to stay in wild-card conversation

    With the AL wild-card game looming, the Yankees have discussed who would start that night against the A’s. J.A. Happ and Masahiro Tanaka have earned the right to be in the conversation and are considered the favorites. After an extended stretch of ineffectiveness, former staff ace Luis Severino can’t be ignored, especially after muzzling the...

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  • Where Justus Sheffield fits in now that he’s finally on Yankees

    The Yankees on Tuesday elevated Justus Sheffield and Domingo German from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and what that means for Sheffield will be determined by what situations present themselves. “No specific plan, not necessarily a specific role,’’ manager Aaron Boone said of the 22-year-old left-hander whom some, but not all, believe is the Yankees’ top pitching prospect....

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  • Yankees have a new front-runner for fourth starter in playoffs

    If the Yankees get by the A’s in the AL wild-card game, they would need four starters against the Red Sox in the best-of-five ALDS. Unless an injury surfaces, J.A. Happ, Masahiro Tanaka and Luis Severino are locks to face the Red Sox, who open a three-game series at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night with...

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  • Yankees calling up Justus Sheffield

    The Yankees’ top pitching prospect is finally on his way to The Bronx. Justus Sheffield will join the Yankees’ bullpen on Tuesday, according to a source. The 22-year-old lefty gave up three unearned runs in one inning Saturday for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in the RailRiders’ season-ending loss in the Governor’s Cup. Sheffield had mixed results after...

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  • Yankees expecting to get their closer back before season’s end

    With Aroldis Chapman slated for another bullpen session Saturday — and potentially a simulated game Monday — both the Yankees and their closer are convinced he will be back well before the end of the season. “Very optimistic. I feel that there’s a very good chance that I’ll get to pitch before the season’s over,”...

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  • Justus Sheffield won’t hold back tears when he finally gets call-up

    The lesson is changing, but Justus Sheffield is still learning. A season that began as a starter in Double-A Trenton probably will end in The Bronx as a reliever, the Yankees’ No. 1 prospect being converted to assist in September. At the campaign’s onset, the 22-year-old vowed to change his mindset this year: He wanted...

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  • The time is not now for Justus Sheffield

    When the Yankees shifted Justus Sheffield from the rotation to the bullpen on Aug. 21 at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, the move was made with the possibility of the 22-year-old lefty helping out of the big league bullpen when rosters expand on Sept. 1. Manager Aaron Boone, however, didn’t expect the organization’s top pitching prospect to join...

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  • Stanton won’t let ugly loss dampen joy of his 300th homer

    Luke Voit’s two-run homer in the seventh inning Thursday put the Yankees in position to win on the night Giancarlo Stanton slugged the 300th home run of his career. Nevertheless, a ninth-inning flush job by Dellin Betances led to an 8-7 loss to the Tigers. It took some of the glitz off Stanton’s achievement, even...

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  • Aaron Judge has ‘no answer’ right now

    The Yankees don’t know when Aaron Judge will be able to swing a bat — let alone be back in the lineup — and neither does he. “I’ve got no answer,” Judge said Tuesday, nearly five weeks after he suffered a chip fracture in his right wrist when he was drilled by a pitch. “I...

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