Severino to remain in Yankees' rotation

Prospect in for Pineda, who won't return before September

Severino to remain in Yankees' rotation

NEW YORK -- There were conversations over the winter, and again in Spring Training, where the Yankees' brain trust discussed what they might do if Luis Severino continued to dominate professional hitters. They agreed that if he was to be promoted, it should be to stay.

General manager Brian Cashman said on Tuesday that this will not be a one-and-done audition for the 21-year-old right-hander; rather, as he prepares to make his debut Wednesday against the Red Sox, Severino is guaranteed to be back on the mound next turn through the rotation.

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Ackley on DL after 2 games with Yanks

Newly acquired outfielder has right lumbar strain, aiming for early September return

Ackley on DL after 2 games with Yanks

NEW YORK -- Five days after acquiring him from the Mariners, the Yankees will have to wait to see what Dustin Ackley can bring to their squad. For at least the next 15 days, Ackley's plans to contribute to the American League East's top team are on hold, as he was placed on the disabled list Tuesday with a right lumbar strain.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Ackley had an MRI on Monday in an effort to be cautious, and the team soon discovered that Ackley had a herniated disk. He was given an epidural Tuesday, but Cashman and Ackley said that he had no issue with the Mariners.

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Yanks up-and-comer Williams' season is over

Team's No. 16 prospect to undergo surgery on injured right shoulder

Yanks up-and-comer Williams' season is over

NEW YORK -- Yankees outfielder Mason Williams, rated as the organization's No. 16 prospect by MLB Pipeline, will undergo season-ending surgery on his injured right shoulder, general manager Brian Cashman said on Tuesday.

Williams, 23, hurt the shoulder diving back into first base in a June 19 game against the Tigers at Yankee Stadium. He had been attempting to rehab the injury without success and will have the procedure performed on Friday.

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Severino's rise lifted by great expectations

Severino's rise lifted by great expectations

The Yankees believe that Luis Severino is the type of talent that will not be affected by the big moments, and by sending the right-hander out for his big league debut Wednesday against the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium, they will quickly find out if that is the case.

Severino, the Yankees' No. 1 prospect according to MLB Pipeline, has checked all the necessary boxes at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, where he was 7-0 with a 1.91 ERA in 11 starts. That sterling line came as no surprise to pitching coach Larry Rothschild, who saw the 21-year-old's competitive side emerge during Spring Training.

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Richard Justice

Yanks, Jays, O's in a fight to finish in AL East

Breaking down post-Deadline standings, remaining matchups

Yanks, Jays, O's in a fight to finish in AL East

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The Yankees have been alone in first place since July 3, and despite a laundry list of concerns, have a solid six-game lead over the Orioles and Blue Jays entering Monday. Unlike the Yankees who won the World Series four times in five seasons between 1996 and 2000, this current club is built on an offense that has gotten huge seasons from Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira. Only the Blue Jays have scored more runs in the Majors. Meanwhile, the Yankees have used 29 pitchers. Yankees starters have a 4.37 ERA, which places them 23rd in the Majors.

Think this formula won't win? Actually, it's almost the exact same one the Yankees used to win in 2009. That season was the last time their rotation had a higher ERA (4.48), but they won by scoring a whopping 915 runs -- 32 more than any other team.

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Bottom's up! Trio delivers for Yankees

Headley, Gregorius and Drew go 7-for-12 with 6 RBIs

Bottom's up! Trio delivers for Yankees

CHICAGO -- It started from the bottom for the Yankees' lineup on Sunday, as Stephen Drew, Didi Gregorius and Chase Headley took charge of providing the thump in a 12-3 rout of the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.

The Nos. 7, 8 and 9 hitters in New York's order combined to go 7-for-12 with eight runs and six RBIs, wrapping up a 10-game road trip in which the Yankees posted six victories and managed to gain a half-game in the American League East race.

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From start to finish, Yankees roll over Chicago

From start to finish, Yankees roll over Chicago

CHICAGO -- Jacoby Ellsbury and Mark Teixeira homered and Ivan Nova allowed one run over six innings as the Yankees defeated the White Sox, 12-3, on Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field. New York outscored the White Sox, 27-17, in the three-game series, taking two of three.

Ellsbury led off with a home run on the second pitch of the game before the Yankees blew the game open with a five-run fourth and a three-run fifth. Stephen Drew supplied four RBIs, while Didi Gregorius, Brett Gardner and Ellsbury each added two RBIs. White Sox right-hander Jeff Samardzija threw fewer than five innings for the first time this season, giving up nine runs over 4 2/3.

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Severino on MLB Pipeline's Prospect Team of the Week

Orioles' No. 29 prospect throws no-hitter, strikes out nine

Severino on MLB Pipeline's Prospect Team of the Week

MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible, including big leaguers.

Left-hander John Means barely snuck onto MLBPipeline.com's Orioles Top 30 Prospects list, checking in at No. 29. While he may not have the highest profile in Baltimore's system, he's raising it after his performance in July.

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Nova bounces back from fatigue, foul ball

Right-hander works six strong innings, avoids injury

Nova bounces back from fatigue, foul ball

CHICAGO -- The Yankees had some concerns about Ivan Nova's health coming into Sunday's start against the White Sox, with his last start having been truncated because of what they termed "arm fatigue," but they never thought they'd have to worry about his safety in the dugout.

Luckily for the Bombers, they were able to laugh after Nova was clipped on the right hand by Brian McCann's fifth-inning foul ball. The hurler shrugged it off and finished his sharp six-inning effort, leading the Yankees to a 12-3 victory over the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.

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Moreno placed on DL with elbow discomfort

Right-hander to be evaluated Monday in New York

Moreno placed on DL with elbow discomfort

CHICAGO -- Yankees rookie right-hander Diego Moreno, who impressed the club with 5 1/3 scoreless, hitless innings of relief last week at Texas, is heading to the disabled list with discomfort in his right elbow.

Moreno reported the issue on Sunday, one day after he permitted four runs in three innings of an 8-2 loss to the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. Moreno will be seen by team physician Christopher Ahmad on Monday in New York, manager Joe Girardi said.

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Didi laments would-be homer

Didi laments would-be homer

CHICAGO -- There was no reason for Didi Gregorius to rush to the video room for another look at the turning point of the Yankees' 8-2 loss to the White Sox on Saturday. Rewinding that pixelated evidence was not going to change the outcome.

Gregorius believed he launched a three-run homer when he connected with John Danks' third-inning offering, but Chicago right fielder Avisail Garcia scaled the wall and brought it back, forcing the Yankees to settle for a sacrifice fly.

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Yankees' bats cooled off in Chicago

Yankees' bats cooled off in Chicago

CHICAGO -- Melky Cabrera and Alexei Ramirez both homered and John Danks tied a season high with eight strikeouts as the White Sox defeated the Yankees, 8-2, on Saturday night at U.S. Cellular Field, snapping a six-game losing streak vs. New York and tying the three-game weekend series.

The White Sox, who got an RBI double from Jose Abreu in the first inning and a solo shot from Ramirez in the second, grabbed a 6-1 lead on Cabrera's three-run homer in the four-run fifth. It was the eighth time in the last 10 games that Chicago has scored at least six runs.

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Sore Beltran expects to return Sunday

Sore Beltran expects to return Sunday

CHICAGO -- Carlos Beltran was initially scheduled to be in the lineup on Saturday night against the White Sox, but manager Joe Girardi said he left the outfielder on the bench because of a sore left foot.

Beltran fouled a ball off his left foot in the Yankees' 13-6 victory at U.S. Cellular Field on Friday. Girardi said that his hope is that Beltran will be ready to start in Sunday's series finale.

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Ryan's 3 hits help him laugh off 'comical' K

Ryan's 3 hits help him laugh off 'comical' K

CHICAGO -- Brendan Ryan had to laugh. For all of the progress he's made at the plate, and there has been enough to suggest that he may have more to offer than just a good glove, now he had to hear it from his own bench after striking out against a position player.

Ryan could appreciate the absurdity of his ninth-inning strikeout against Adam LaRoche in the Yankees' 13-6 win over the White Sox on Friday because it came as part of not only a victory, but also a three-hit performance.

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Severino's debut to come against Red Sox

Severino's debut to come against Red Sox

CHICAGO -- Standout right-hander Luis Severino, ranked as the Yankees' No. 1 prospect by MLB.com, is scheduled to make his Major League debut against the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that the 21-year-old will slot in for the middle game of the three-game series. Masahiro Tanaka is scheduled to pitch the opener on Tuesday and CC Sabathia is slated to take the ball on Thursday.

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Teixeira sets switch-hitting HR mark

Homers from both sides of plate in a game for 14th time

Teixeira sets switch-hitting HR mark

CHICAGO -- Mark Teixeira set a Major League record by homering from both sides of the plate for the 14th time in his career, breaking a tie with former teammate Nick Swisher for the most all-time, on Friday night in the Yankees' 13-6 victory over the White Sox.

"I don't try to do that; I just try to hit the ball hard and drive the ball," Teixeira said. "If it happens, it happens. It's not something that you really plan for though."

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Teixeira's 2 HRs, 6 RBIs power Yankees' rout

Teixeira's 2 HRs, 6 RBIs power Yankees' rout

CHICAGO -- Mark Teixeira hit two home runs with six RBIs, including a grand slam, as the Yankees continued their offensive tear in a 13-6 victory over the White Sox on Friday night.

The Yankees tagged rookie left-hander Carlos Rodon for eight runs in three-plus innings, scoring once in the first and five times in the second. They scored five more in the fourth inning and once in the sixth off Chicago's bullpen.

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Sabathia meets Yanks after hospital stay

Left-hander rehydrated after feeling nauseous in Texas

Sabathia meets Yanks after hospital stay

CHICAGO -- CC Sabathia said that he has never experienced dehydration to the level that he did after toiling in triple-digit Texas heat on Thursday evening, requiring several IV bags and an overnight stay in an Arlington hospital.

Sabathia worked five-plus innings in a 7-6 loss to the Rangers at Globe Life Park and, upon returning to his locker, felt signs of nausea and weakness. The left-hander was taken to the Medical Center of Arlington as a precaution.

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Yankees keep prospects as Deadline passes

Moves without club's top young stars do not materialize

Yankees keep prospects as Deadline passes

CHICAGO -- In the days ahead of Friday's non-waiver Trade Deadline, general manager Brian Cashman said that he believed it was more likely than not that the team would stand pat. That largely proved to be true as the 4 p.m. ET cutoff passed without a major transaction from the club.

Though the Yankees were connected to some of the bigger names of this Deadline, their only completed transaction was Thursday's trade with the Mariners for infielder-outfielder Dustin Ackley, though they made an addition of sorts in deciding to promote right-hander Luis Severino from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

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Ackley brings razor, utility to Yankees

Infielder/outfielder offers flexibility to lineup

Ackley brings razor, utility to Yankees

CHICAGO -- Returning to a clean-shaven look for the first time in two years, Dustin Ackley admitted that he needed a nudge toward the bathroom mirror for his transformation into a Yankee, but the infielder/outfielder is excited to see what comes next.

Ackley suited up with his new club on Friday night at U.S. Cellular Field, having been acquired from the Mariners in exchange for outfielder Ramon Flores and right-hander Jose Ramirez. The first order of business was shedding his substantial beard, which he started growing in 2013.

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Yankees drop series-ending slugfest in Texas

Yankees drop series-ending slugfest in Texas

ARLINGTON -- Josh Hamilton hit a single through the right side with two outs in the ninth off reliever Andrew Miller to bring home Leonys Martin with the winning run in the Rangers' 7-6 walk-off victory over the Yankees on Thursday night.

Hamilton, who had a three-run home run in the first inning, was mobbed at first base after the Rangers celebrated their second straight win over the Yankees.

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Yankees get Ackley from Mariners for prospects

Yankees get Ackley from Mariners for prospects

ARLINGTON -- The Yankees joined the busy buildup to Friday's 4 p.m. ET non-waiver Trade Deadline with a smaller move on Thursday, acquiring infielder-outfielder Dustin Ackley from the Mariners in exchange for Minor League outfielder Ramon Flores and Minor League right-hander Jose Ramirez.

Manager Joe Girardi said that the team liked Ackley's versatility, envisioning him as a piece that could help them at all three outfield positions as well as first and second base while the Yankees fight for a postseason berth.

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Pineda scratched, goes on DL with forearm strain

Pineda scratched, goes on DL with forearm strain

ARLINGTON -- Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda was scratched from his scheduled start against the Rangers on Thursday and has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with what the club said is a right flexor forearm muscle strain.

Pineda said that he felt the discomfort after his most recent bullpen session two days ago and reported it to the team's medical staff on Wednesday at Globe Life Park. An MRI exam revealed the strain.

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Command an issue for Tanaka in latest start

Righty keeps Yankees in game during loss, but he expects better

Command an issue for Tanaka in latest start

ARLINGTON -- The Yankees believe that it is a legitimate option to stand pat as Friday's 4 p.m. ET non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches, reluctant to part with the best talent in their farm system. Masahiro Tanaka's discouraging effort Wednesday night offered another reminder that their rotation could use a pick me up.

Tanaka's command was erratic, particularly with his trademark splitter, as he permitted four runs and nine hits to the Rangers over six rough innings. The right-hander kept his team in the game, a 5-2 loss, but they are accustomed to counting on more than that.

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Tanaka toils in 2nd during loss to Rangers

Tanaka toils in 2nd during loss to Rangers

ARLINGTON -- Colby Lewis went six strong innings and the Rangers strung together 11 hits, 10 of which were singles, on the way to defeating the Yankees, 5-2, on Wednesday night at Globe Life Park.

Lewis allowed two runs and got the win to snap the Rangers' three-game losing streak. Masahiro Tanaka exited after allowing four runs in six innings as the Yankees had their four-game winning streak snapped.

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Capuano designated following rocky spot start

Left-hander chased after two-thirds of an inning in Yankees' rout of Rangers

Capuano designated following rocky spot start

ARLINGTON -- The Yankees have designated left-hander Chris Capuano for assignment, one day after the 11-year big league veteran was unable to make it out of the first inning in a spot start against the Rangers.

Capuano permitted five runs in just two-thirds of an inning on Tuesday, receiving a no-decision as the Yankees scored 21 unanswered runs in a 21-5 victory. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that Capuano seemed to struggle after being removed from the team's rotation.

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Severino notches career-high 10 strikeouts

Yankees No. 1 prospect allows 1 hit in 6 innings for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

Severino notches career-high 10 strikeouts

Luis Severino had a memorable start for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, recording a career-high 10 strikeouts in the RailRiders' 9-4 win over Lehigh Valley.

The Yankees' No. 1 prospect (No. 16 overall) in the newly updated prospect rankings allowed one earned run on just one hit and didn't walk any batters while reaching double-digit Ks. The 10-spot was a season high for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Severino is 7-0 with a 1.91 ERA in 11 starts for the RailRiders.

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Yanks rally, score 21 runs in rout of Rangers

Yanks rally, score 21 runs in rout of Rangers

ARLINGTON -- The Yankees escaped an early hole in a hurry, rounding the bases repeatedly in an 11-run second inning and scoring 21 unanswered runs as they celebrated a wild 21-5 victory over the Rangers on Tuesday night at Globe Life Park.

Chris Young hit a grand slam, Didi Gregorius notched a career-high four hits and Brendan Ryan doubled twice to drive in three runs as the Yankees pounded Texas pitching for 19 hits. The Rangers did not manage a hit off relievers Diego Moreno and Adam Warren, who combined for 8 1/3 scoreless frames, with Moreno earning the win and Warren picking up the save. It was the most runs the Yankees have scored in a game since they scored 22 vs. the A's on Aug. 25, 2011.

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Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch, on Facebook and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.