2015 New York Yankees season
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On November 8, the Yankees re-signed free agent outfielder Chris Young to a 1-year, $2.5 million contract with incentives. On November 12, the Yankees signed left-hander José de Paula to a 1-year major league contract worth $500,000. That same day, the Yankees traded longtime backup catcher Francisco Cervelli to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for left-hander Justin Wilson.
On December 3, the Yankees signed reliever Esmil Rogers to a 1-year, $1.48 million contract. On December 5, the Yankees acquired shortstop Didi Gregorius from the Arizona Diamondbacks in a three-team trade involving the Detroit Tigers. The Yankees sent Shane Greene to the Tigers as part of the trade. That same day, the Yankees signed reliever Andrew Miller to a 4-year, $36 million deal. On December 15, the Yankees signed free agent third baseman Chase Headley, to a 4-year deal worth $52 million. On December 16, the Yankees signed left-hander Chris Capuano to a 1-year, $5 million deal. On December 19, the Yankees traded utility infielder Martin Prado to the Miami Marlins, along with pitcher David Phelps, in exchange for pitcher Nathan Eovaldi, 1B/OF Garrett Jones, and pitching prospect Domingo German. Also on December 19, the Yankees acquired relief pitcher Gonzalez Germen from the New York Mets, in exchange for cash considerations. He was later traded to the Texas Rangers on January 20, again in exchange for cash considerations. On December 29, the Yankees traded reliever Shawn Kelley to the San Diego Padres, in exchange for minor league pitcher Johnny Barbato.
On January 1, the Yankees traded pitching prospect Manny Banuelos to the Atlanta Braves, in exchange for relievers David Carpenter, and Chasen Shreve. On January 6, the Yankees signed infielder Stephen Drew to a 1-year contract, worth $5 million with incentives. On January 11, the Yankees hired Jeff Pentland to be their main hitting coach, along with Alan Cockrell to be the assistant hitting coach. In addition, the Yankees also hired Joe Espada to be their third base coach. On January 13, the Yankees acquired reliever Chris Martin from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for cash considerations.
On February 16, the Yankees signed pitcher Jared Burton to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training. In February, the Yankees announced they will retire Bernie Williams number 51 on May 24, Jorge Posada's number 20 on August 22, and Andy Pettitte's number 46 on August 23.
On March 11, Yankees pitcher Chris Capuano left a spring training game with a strained right quad. On March 26, the Yankees released pitcher Jared Burton, before resigning him three days later. On April 1, the Yankees acquired Gregorio Petit from the Houston Astros for cash or a player to be named later.
American League East
American League Wild Card
The Yankees lost the their Opening Day game on April 6 against Toronto, losing 6-1. The Yankees only accumulated three total hits that first game, with a home run by Brett Gardner accounting for the only run scored by the Yankees. They bounced back to win the next game 4–3 on the 8th of April, which was the first Yankees win of the season. On April 28th, ace pitcher Masahiro Tanaka was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a tendinitis in his right wrist and a slight strain on his forearm. It was not connected to the elbow injury he suffered in the previous season. The Yankees would later finish the first month with a 13–9 record atop the American League East division.
The success of the New York Yankees in April was a result of good hitting against opposing team's bullpens and good offense to keep games close. In fact, seven of the thirteen wins in April were decided by one or two runs. Mixing and matching both pitching and offense was also key in the part of manager Joe Girardi. Some notable contributions came from players such as Alex Rodriguez, Jacoby Ellsbury, Mark Teixeira, Chris Young, Brett Gardner, Dellin Betances, and even from the Yankees closer Andrew Miller. Miller, who had joined the Yankees during the off-season, had been impressive with eight saves in eight chances in the month of April.
In April, Brett Gardner had also started the trend of having the team grow mustaches and it caught on. The phrase #StacheSquad became popular on social media outlets such as Twitter and Instagram with fans showing support for the team.
The Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4–2 on May 2nd, during which Andrew Miller had set Yankees club history by securing nine saves in the first 23 games the Yankees had played in a season. Mariano Rivera, the former Yankees closer who had retired following the 2013 season, had not even performed this feat during his 19-year career. It was the same game that Alex Rodriguez hit a pinch-hit home run off of Red Sox pitcher Junichi Tazawa, his first as a pinch-hitter, and tied Willie Mays for fourth on the all-time home run list at 660 homers. Rodriguez was emotional following the game. The Yankees not long after had announced they would not be paying Rodriguez the $6 million in bonuses that he was promised when he had signed a contract years before for reaching these marks.
On May 19th, Jacoby Ellsbury was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right knee. This was his first DL stint in his career with the Yankees.
Record vs. opponents
2015 AL Records
Source: AL Standings Head-to-Head
New York Yankees roster
|Active roster||Inactive roster||Coaches/Other|
60-day disabled list
25 active, 15 inactive
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Legend Yankees Win Yankees Loss Game Postponed
|Game Log (27–25) Home: 12–10 Away: 15–15|
April (13–9) Home: 6–6 Away: 7–3
May (13–16) Home: 6–4 Away: 7–12
June (1–0) Home: 0–0 Away: 1–0
July (0–0) Home: 0–0 Away: 0–0
August (0–0) Home: 0–0 Away: 0–0
September (0–0) Home: 0–0 Away: 0–0
Player statistics with New York Yankees
- Please note only the statistics from playing with the Yankees are included in this list.
- Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen Bases ; BB = Base on Balls
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- Updated through April 17, 2015
- Please note only the statistics from playing with the Yankees are included in this list..
- Note: G = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; S = Saves; ERA = Earned Run Average; WHIP = Walks plus hits per innings pitched ; GS = Games Started; SO = Strikeouts; BBA = Base on Balls or Walks allowed ; HA/HRA = Hits allowed and the number of hits that were home runs; R/ER = Runs and earned runs ; IP = Innings pitched
- Updated through April 17, 2015
- New York Yankees games returning to WPIX-TV after deal with YES Network
- Matthews, Wallace (October 10, 2014). "Yankees re-sign GM Brian Cashman". ESPN. ESPNNewYork.com. Retrieved December 13, 2014.
- OF Chris Young re-signs with Yanks
- Yankees sign Jose De Paula
- Yankees deal for LHP Justin Wilson
- Yankees, Esmil Rogers Agree To 1-Year, $1.48 Million Contract
- Yankees Acquire Didi Gregorius, Trade Shane Greene In 3-Team Deal
- Andrew Miller gets 4 years, $36M
- Yankees sign 3B Chase Headley
- Yankees Re-Sign Chris Capuano To One-Year Deal Worth $5 Million
- Yankees trade Martin Prado to Marlins for Nathan Eovaldi
- Yankees trade former Mets reliever Gonzalez Germen to Texas Rangers
- Yanks trade Shawn Kelley for minor leaguer
- Yankees trade Manny Banuelos to the Braves for a pair of pitchers
- Source: Drew, Yanks agree to deal
- Yankees hire 2 new hitting coaches
- Yankees acquire righty Martin from Rockies
- Yankees sign Jared Burton
- "Yankees to retire Nos. of Bernie, Jorge, Pettitte". MLB.com.
- Yankees News and Notes: Yankees Cut Scott Baker and Re-Sign Jared Burton
- Yankees make trade, acquire infielder Petit from Astros
- Rymer, Zachary D. (6 April 2015). "Masahiro Tanaka's Opening Day Flop Is Instant Reality Check for 2015 Yankees". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
That got the Yankees off on the wrong foot in what went into the books as a 6-1 loss, and Katie Sharp of River Ave. Blues notes that it was the shortest Opening Day start by a Yankees hurler in 30 years.
- The Associated Press (8 April 2015). "Blue Jays look for 2nd win over Yankees". Cbcsports.com. The Canadian Press. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
- Box Score of 8 April 2015, 3 Blue Jays at 4 Yankees
- Schonbrun, Zach (28 April 2015). "Tender Arm Lands Masahiro Tanaka on Disabled List; Yankees Top the Rays". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
- Mendes, Antonio (3 May 2015). "Yankees Editorial: Heavy Hitting Leads the Yanks' Through April". Yanksgoyard.com. FanSided.com. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
- Enriquez, Delia (1 May 2015). "Offense Monthly Report Card: April". Bronx Baseball Daily. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
- Axisa, Mike (30 April 2015). "Yankees closer Andrew Miller takes the subway to Yankee Stadium". CBS Sports. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
- Skillin, Alex (28 April 2015). "Andrew Miller, Dellin Betances forming dominant bullpen duo for Yankees". SB Nation. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
- Landers, Chris (7 May 2015). "And now, a definitive power ranking of the Great Yankee Mustache Experiment of 2015". MLB.com. Retrieved 21 May 2015.
Brett Gardner was the first, deciding to let one grow during an early series at the Trop. And then a funny thing happened: New York suddenly couldn't lose, and, baseball players being a notoriously superstitious bunch, it spread like wildfire.
- Hatch, Ryan (2 May 2015). "Yankees' closer Andrew Miller making history with perfect save record". NJ.com. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
With a 1-2-3 ninth inning, Miller became the first pitcher in Yankees history to record nine saves in 23 games, a feat not even Mariano Rivera ever accomplished in his illustrious 19- year career.
- Witz, Billy (1 May 2015). "Alex Rodriguez of Yankees Ties Willie Mays With 660th Home Run". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
- Nightengale, Bob (3 May 2015). "Brian Cashman: Yankees won't pay Alex Rodriguez's bonus for 660th home run". USA Today. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
- Witz, Billy (20 May 2015). "Yankees Face Jacoby Ellsbury's Downside: His Injuries". The New York Times. Retrieved 21 May 2015.