Left oblique strain lands Beltran on DL

Yanks option Dugas, recall Flores, Petit from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

Left oblique strain lands Beltran on DL

NEW YORK -- The Yankees placed outfielder Carlos Beltran on the 15-day disabled list on Friday with a left oblique strain.

Beltran was injured when he fouled off a pitch during Tuesday's game against the Angels, exiting in the fifth inning, and he did not play Wednesday.

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Sabathia pushed back, to start Wednesday

Yanks lefty fine physically, but will work on some things during 'pen sessions

Sabathia pushed back, to start Wednesday

NEW YORK -- The Yankees decided to give veteran lefty CC Sabathia a few more days off before he makes his next start. Sabathia is now scheduled to pitch next week against the A's, instead of this weekend against the Rays.

That means Sabathia will take the mound Wednesday after eight days of rest, something manager Joe Girardi said will give him the chance to throw extra bullpen sessions to continue to work on his pitches. Sabathia's last start was June 29 against the Angels, when he gave up four earned runs in 7 1/3 innings.

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All-Star starters unveiled Sunday, full rosters Monday

Watch selection shows on ESPN; Final Vote to get underway Monday

All-Star starters unveiled Sunday, full rosters Monday

It was historic because it happened exclusively online. It was personal because it decided the fate of your favorite players. It was intense because you argued a lot. And it was teamwork because you helped shatter a Major League Baseball record.

After 65 consecutive days of relentless fan voting to determine starting positions players for the 86th All-Star Game on July 14 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, the largest All-Star balloting program in sports closed at 11:59 p.m. ET Thursday.

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Fan presents 3,000th hit ball to A-Rod

Yankees donate $150,000 to Pitch In For Baseball, a charity Hample supports

Fan presents 3,000th hit ball to A-Rod

NEW YORK -- Two weeks ago, when he grabbed Alex Rodriguez's 3,000th hit -- a home run to right field -- there was nothing anyone could say or do to convince Zack Hample to return the ball to Rodriguez and the Yankees.

But in a pregame presentation on Friday, Hample gave the ball to Rodriguez and the Yankees donated $150,000 to Pitch In For Baseball, a charity that Hample has supported since 2009. Hample also received a signed Rodriguez jersey and bat.

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Tex's pick helps Yanks head home on high note

Tex's pick helps Yanks head home on high note

ANAHEIM -- On a seven-game road trip, the difference between finishing with three victories or five losses is substantial, and first baseman Mark Teixeira's deft glovework might have helped save the Yankees from a long, quiet flight back to New York on Wednesday.

Teixeira's scoop of a one-hop Chase Headley throw bailed the Yankees out of a bases-loaded situation in the sixth inning, as left-hander Chasen Shreve continued his excellent run of relief and New York held on for a 3-1 victory over the Angels.

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Yanks, A-Rod resolve statistical bonus matter

Four charities will receive total of $3.5 million

Yanks, A-Rod resolve statistical bonus matter

The Yankees and Alex Rodriguez have resolved the issue regarding bonuses under the provision of his contract related to historic statistical accomplishments.

The two parties agreed that $3.5 million will go to charities. The Special Operations Warrior Foundation, Boys & Girls Club of Tampa and Pitch In For Baseball will receive donations totaling $1 million and the Major League Baseball Urban Youth Foundation will receive $2.5 million.

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Cash Kruth is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @cashkruth. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Eovaldi quiets Angels as Yankees snap skid

Eovaldi quiets Angels as Yankees snap skid

ANAHEIM -- Nathan Eovaldi tossed 5 1/3 scoreless innings, and Garrett Jones smacked a long solo home run off Matt Shoemaker, helping the Yankees avoid a sweep by the Angels with a 3-1 win Wednesday at Angel Stadium. The Yankees stayed within a half-game of the first-place Orioles in the American League East.

Shoemaker pitched a solid game for the Angels, allowing two runs in 5 2/3 innings, on Chase Headley's RBI single in the third and Jones' homer in the sixth. The Angels had some early opportunities to put runs on the board but couldn't come up with a breakthrough hit -- struggling with runners in scoring position as they had all series -- as they had a four-game winning streak come to an end.

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Eovaldi's 'split' decision is paying dividends

Eovaldi's 'split' decision is paying dividends

ANAHEIM -- The splitter was a last-minute addition to Nathan Eovaldi's arsenal in his final games with the Marlins last September, a pitch he began tinkering with at the suggestion of pitching coach Chuck Hernandez as something to keep hitters more honest.

More than a half-year later, Eovaldi's project seems to be paying dividends. Eovaldi credited that pitch, which complements his fastball, curveball and slider mix, as helping him log his career-high eighth victory in the Yankees' 3-1 win over the Angels on Wednesday.

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Miller might rejoin Yankees before break

Miller might rejoin Yankees before break

ANAHEIM -- Yankees left-hander Andrew Miller threw 20 pitches off a bullpen mound on Wednesday at Angel Stadium, and there is a chance that he could be activated from the disabled list before the All-Star break.

Miller has been on the DL since June 11 with a left flexor forearm muscle strain. The closer is scheduled to play long-toss on Friday and will take the mound again on Saturday at Yankee Stadium, inspiring optimism that he can reclaim his bullpen spot within the next 12 days.

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Marine and his son bring sign to meet A-Rod

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Marine and his son bring sign to meet A-Rod

On July 1, former Gunnery Sergeant Roy McDaniel was at Angel Stadium to take in a baseball game with his son, Deven and Deven's best friend, Charlie. Sergeant McDaniel was a lifelong Cubs fan growing up in Chicago, but has always admired the way that Alex Rodriguez had played the game. He even made a sign the night before hoping that the Yankees All-Star might find his way over to him.

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Nova, Warren have A-Rod feeling optimistic

Nova, Warren have A-Rod feeling optimistic

ANAHEIM -- The Yankees managed just two hits on Tuesday evening, and even though one of them was a long Mark Teixeira homer, they are unlikely to appear on the season highlight reel. However, something else of significance took place at Angel Stadium which might have ramifications the rest of the summer.

Ivan Nova pitched scoreless ball into the sixth inning and, after running into trouble, was able to hand the ball off and allow Adam Warren to squelch the Angels' rallies. It still resulted in a 2-1 Yankees loss, but Alex Rodriguez said that he loved what he saw.

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Tex's homer isn't enough to back Nova

Tex's homer isn't enough to back Nova

ANAHEIM -- Albert Pujols and Erick Aybar hit back-to-back home runs in the sixth inning Tuesday night to lead the Angels to a 2-1 win over the Yankees at Angel Stadium, clinching a series victory over New York prior to Wednesday's finale.

Mark Teixeira hit a long home run to center field off Angels rookie starter Andrew Heaney, as the Angels struck first in the second inning. But that was all the offense New York could muster against the left-hander, who allowed only one other hit in seven innings en route to his first big league win.

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Judge records first career four-hit game

Yankees No. 2 prospect raises his average as a RailRider from .160 to .276

As Yankees No. 2 prospect (No. 56 overall) Aaron Judge winds down his Minor League career, there are few things he still has yet to accomplish before hitting the big leagues. But he managed to do something he had never done before Tuesday night.

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre outfielder had 12 career three-hit games entering the RailRiders' contest with Lehigh Valley. Judge, however, recorded his first career four-hit game against the IronPigs. He went 4-for-4 with a double, a walk and three runs in a 12-8 loss.

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Warren disappointed but ready to help bullpen

Warren disappointed but ready to help bullpen

ANAHEIM -- The numbers never seemed to add up in Adam Warren's favor for a season-long stint in the rotation, and though the Yankees' right-hander was displeased by the decision to move him back to the bullpen, he was not surprised when manager Joe Girardi sat him down for the explanation.

Warren made 14 starts for New York after winning a rotation job in the spring, proving himself to be among the club's more reliable hurlers. Yet, for a variety of reasons, Girardi determined that Warren's services are now needed more in relief, a role that he has also filled with success.

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Yankees turned away by Trout, Angels

Yankees turned away by Trout, Angels

ANAHEIM -- Mike Trout did it all on Monday night, turning in a couple of run-saving, highlight-reel catches and clubbing another home run while leading the Angels to a 4-1 win over the Yankees in Southern California.

Trout twice robbed Chris Young of RBI opportunities, helping Angels starter C.J. Wilson pitch six innings of one-run ball. In between, he drove in the winning run with his 20th homer. And in the end, he picked up his first stolen base since May 22.

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Homers continue to be CC's downfall

Homers continue to be CC's downfall

ANAHEIM -- CC Sabathia has allowed at least one home run in each of his last five starts, and with Mike Trout and C.J. Cron joining his hit list on Monday, it's official: No Major League pitcher has surrendered more round-trippers (19) than the big Yankees' left-hander has this season.

As Sabathia absorbed a 4-1 loss to the Angels that left him sporting a 3-8 record and 5.59 ERA, he seemed most dissatisfied once again with the team outcome. The Yankees have won just six of Sabathia's 16 starts this season, and that is the ugliest statistic in his view.

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Gardner earns AL Player of the Week honors

Yankees outfielder's showing at the plate plenty for 3rd career recognition

Gardner earns AL Player of the Week honors

ANAHEIM -- Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner is enjoying one of the best stretches of his career, relishing his standing as a consistent annoyance for opposing pitchers. It is a hot streak that has now been recognized with an American League Player of the Week Award.

Gardner led the AL in hits, runs, on-base percentage, slugging and total bases last week, batting .500 (13-for-26) with nine runs, two home runs, four doubles, six RBIs, a .581 on-base percentage, an .885 slugging percentage, 23 total bases and five walks.

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Warren headed to Yankees' bullpen

Warren headed to Yankees' bullpen

ANAHEIM -- After weeks of speculation about how the Yankees would fit six starters into five slots, it appears that they have reached a decision, with right-hander Adam Warren identified as the odd man out.

Warren told The New York Daily News after Monday's 4-1 loss to the Angels that he has been informed by the team that he would not start Wednesday's series finale. Nathan Eovaldi will now start that game, pitching on regular rest.

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Gritty Pineda effort not enough vs. Astros

Gritty Pineda effort not enough vs. Astros

HOUSTON -- Captivating the Minute Maid Park crowd for a second game in a row, Carlos Correa hit two doubles and scored two runs while Collin McHugh was stellar in eight innings of two-hit ball, propelling the Astros to a 3-1 win in the series finale on Sunday against the Yankees.

McHugh and Yankees starter Michael Pineda were locked in a pitchers' duel until Correa's seventh-inning double and Evan Gattis' ensuing RBI triple broke a 1-1 deadlock. McHugh struck out eight in his second consecutive eight-inning start, retiring 17 of the final 18 hitters he faced.

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Communication breakdown costly for Yanks

Gardner, Jones don't hear each other on fly ball, with Correa scoring on the play

Communication breakdown costly for Yanks

HOUSTON -- The general rule is that the center fielder should catch anything that he can get to, but in the final milliseconds as Brett Gardner camped under Carlos Correa's fourth-inning fly ball, he flinched at the sight of another glove unexpectedly approaching.

Gardner had been calling for the ball, but so was Yankees left fielder Garrett Jones. Their voices were lost somewhere in the roaring Minute Maid Park crowd, so neither player made the catch, which allowed Correa to circle the bases with the Astros' first run of their 3-1 victory on Sunday. It was ruled a double, and an error was charged to Gardner.

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New soccer rivalry electrifies Yankee Stadium

Red Bulls get best of expansion NYCFC before nearly 50,000 fans

New soccer rivalry electrifies Yankee Stadium

NEW YORK -- The city's newest rivalry finally took to the biggest stage.

New York City Football Club played host to the New York Red Bulls at Yankee Stadium Sunday for the first time, unleashing a wave of soccer energy that matched the venue's biggest baseball crowds.

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Teixeira used ump's stomach to make an out at first

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Teixeira used ump's stomach to make an out at first

Many ballparks have unique architectural features, and the mark of a true athlete is being able to use them to your advantage. Even if they're less architectural and more … organic. As in, they live and breathe and are named Joe West. 

During Sunday's Yankees-Astros game, Mark Teixeira had to use West to shift his momentum so that he could get the out at first. Think of Tex as a pinball and the umpire as a friendly flipper.

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Yankees add Rogers to shore up bullpen

Yankees add Rogers to shore up bullpen

HOUSTON -- The Yankees selected right-hander Esmil Rogers to their active roster prior to Sunday's series finale against the Astros at Minute Maid Park, seeking need of some length for what manager Joe Girardi sees as a short bullpen.

The Yankees had used Dellin Betances, Chasen Shreve and Justin Wilson in consecutive games, making them unavailable for Sunday's 3-1 loss. Girardi said that he also did not consider Bryan Mitchell to be available.

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Teixeira lifts Yanks with 2B after Astros rally

Teixeira lifts Yanks with 2B after Astros rally

HOUSTON -- Mark Teixeira's two-run double off Pat Neshek in the eighth inning proved to be the difference as the Yankees blew a big advantage, then reclaimed the lead and held on for a wild 9-6 victory over the Astros on Saturday at Minute Maid Park.

Brian McCann hit a grand slam and Chris Young homered to build a big lead against Houston starter Brett Oberholtzer, whose afternoon ended with an ejection in the second for throwing at Alex Rodriguez. The Astros got it all back, pounding Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka for a career-high six earned runs on seven hits, including three home runs.

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Tanaka hit hard for 2nd straight start

Pitching coach Rothschild wants righty to be more aggressive in strike zone

Tanaka hit hard for 2nd straight start

HOUSTON -- The dazed expression on Masahiro Tanaka's face required no translation, with the Yankees pitcher captured staring in disbelief toward the train tracks above Minute Maid Park's left-field wall while Jose Altuve rounded the bases for his game-tying home run in the fifth inning.

After coughing up an early six-run lead, Tanaka could take some solace in that his teammates battled back to post a 9-6 victory over the Astros on Saturday. That did not make another rough outing, particularly the back-to-back homers from Altuve and Carlos Correa, any easier to swallow.

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Eovaldi meets hometown legend Ryan

Yankees righty went to same high school as all-time strikeout leader

Eovaldi meets hometown legend Ryan

HOUSTON -- Nathan Eovaldi beamed as he shook hands with Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan on Saturday afternoon, finally scoring a long-awaited meeting with his hometown hero. The Yankees right-hander must have been thrilled to learn that he can count the all-time strikeout leader among his fan club.

Ryan, the most famous product of nearby Alvin, Texas, now serves as a special advisor to Astros owner Jim Crane. He had front-row seats to watch Eovaldi's six-inning performance in a 3-2 win against the Astros on Friday and made his way to the Yanks' dugout on Saturday to congratulate his fellow Alvin High alum.

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Eovaldi deals with strikeout king in front row

Yankees righty went to same high school as Hall of Famer Ryan

Eovaldi deals with strikeout king in front row

HOUSTON -- Some of the earliest baseball memories that Nathan Eovaldi owns reference Nolan Ryan in some form or fashion, even though the Yankees right-hander wasn't even in preschool when the strikeout king threw his final pitch as a member of the 1993 Rangers.

Growing up in Alvin, Texas, Eovaldi often admired the photos throughout the town that proudly chronicle Ryan's 27-year career. Pitching for the first time in his home state, Eovaldi put on a good show for an audience that included the Hall of Famer, logging the win in a 3-2 Yankees victory over the Astros.

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